Master's Theses
 
The Master's Theses Collection contains manuscripts written by Fort Hays graduate students dating from 1930 through the present. Theses submitted after 2009 are Open Access. Works prior to 2010 may be limited to on-campus access due to copyright restrictions. Please contact ScholarsRepository@fhsu.edu for questions regarding access to individual works.

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Theses from 2018

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Relationship Between Food Intake and Expression of O-Linked N-Acetylglucosamine Transferase Messenger RNA in Channel Catfish, Oaklee Abernathy

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Effective Means of Communication in Rural Schools, Andrew Albright

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The Psychopath's Worldview: How Psychopathy Affects Attitudes Towards Others, Arianne Fisher

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Mobile Mindfulness: There's an App for That!, Katelyn J. Haschke

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Prospecting for Coal Bed Uranium in Kansas Through the Use of ArcGIS and Uranium Proxies, Logan Howell

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Critical Habitat Assessment and Recovery Plan for the Kansas State Threatened Broad-Headed Skink, Allison Hullinger

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Attitude Heuristics of Mental Illness Proneness and Sexual Orientation, Summer McDonald

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Spatial Ecology of the Western Massasauga (Sisturus Tergeminus) in a Large Interior Wetland, Joshua Mead

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Spatial Patterns of Precipitation Trends in the Continental United States, 1950-2016, Shayne O'Brien

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An Aerial Perspective: Using Unmanned Aerial Systems to Predict Presence of Lesser Earless Lizards (Holbrookia Maculata), Sean Rogers

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Voice Pitch Influences on Teaching Evaluations and Student Learning, Thomas Augustin

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Diversity in the College Composition Classroom: A case study on second-language writers and early college entrants, Moises I. de Lima

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An Evaluation of Trap-Neuter-Release Practices for Free-Roaming Cat Populations, Brian Gaston

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The Experience of a Brazilian Graduate Student in the United States in Disciplinary Writing: The Cognitive, Social, and Rhetorical Influences on a Thesis Introduction, Gilberto Pereira

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Including Students With Special Needs in a Mainstream Classroom in Cameroon, Elie Tcheimegni

Theses from 2017

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Characterizing Basement Structures to Evaluate Their Influence on Overlaying Sedimentary Layers: Case Study of Three Fields in the Central Kansas Uplift, Muhammad S. Karim

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Diet And Activity Patterns of Five Bat Species in North-Central Kansas, Holly G. Wilson

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The Impact of Smart City Initiatives on Cities’ Local Economic Development, WeSam Musa

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Academic Burnout In College Students: The Impact of Personality Characteristics and Academic Term on Burnout, Daphne Norez

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Altruism and Popularity, Eda Egilmez

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An Integrated Analysis Of The Oppliger and Harkness Oil Fields Using Well Log Data and 3D Seismic Data, Casey B. Langdon

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Organismal Composition and Photosynthetic Traits of Biological Soil Crusts In Prairie Ecosystems of the Great Plains, Brendon C. McCampbell

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Morphometric Changes In Semicircular Canal Shape Within Theropoda (Dinosauria: Saurischia) And Their Dietary Implications, James Logan King

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Surveys For Rare and Endangered Mussel Species In Kansas: Traditional Methods and Environmental DNA Analysis, Kaden R. Buer

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Phylogenetic Distribution Of An Endogenous Strain Of Dahlia Mosaic Virus In Members Of Asteraceae, Keri L. Caudle

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The Relationship Between Self-Perceived Gender Typicality, Self-Esteem and Psychological Distress In College Students, Godswill O. Chuku

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Cavalry To Campfires: The Politics Of Preservation In Frontier Historical Park, Jeremy Michael Gill

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The Relationship Among Suture Complexity, Shell Form, and Stratigraphic Formation In Ammonites Of The Western Interior Seaway, Darrah Jorgensen

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Bank Specific Determinants Of Profitability In Turkish Banks, Ahmet Karakuza

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Post-Drought Survey Of Freshwater Mussels In The Saline And Smoky Hill Rivers With Emphasis On The Status Of The Cylindrical Papershell (Anodontoides Ferussacianus) And Effects Of Lowhead Dams On Growth Of The Pimpleback (Quadrula Pustulosa) In The Neosho River, Kansas, Andrew T. Karlin

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Banned, Black, And Barnstorming: How Traveling Black Teams In The Great Depression Changed Kansas, Maxwell Kutilek

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Using Maximum Entropy Species Distribution Modeling For Long-term Conservation Planning Of Three Federally Listed Bats In North America, Mitchell L. Meyer

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Analysis Of Big Creek Aquifer Alluvial Facies and Associated Phreatic Surface Contour Maps Hays, Ellis County, Kansas, Krisopher John Neuhauser

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Soxhlet Extraction Of Avocado Endocarp and Trituration Of Avocado Mesocarp For Biodiesel Production., Ifeoma Oraemesi

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Polymorphism In The PrPC Prion Protein Gene In Pigs, Anuja Paudyal

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An Evolutionary Based Examination Of Sexting Behavior Among College Students, Scott Ploharz

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The Moderating Effects Of Stress On The Relationship Between Self-Control, and Desire For Control, On Impulsive Purchasing, Katelynn Reed

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UAS-Collected Multispectral Imagery For The Identification Of Rangeland Vegetation In A Southern Mixed-Grass Prairie, Adam Rusk

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Hydrogeological Study Of A Municipal Groundwater Well Field In Central Kansas, Tyler Saryerwinnie

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The Effects Of Environmental Variability And Latitude On Breeding Behaviors and Life History Traits Of Aves In North America, Elizabeth E. Tharman

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Stable Isotope Diet Analysis Of Teleoceras Fossiger From The High Plains Of Kansas, Patrick J. Wilson

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Behind Her Eyes, Lauren Baird

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Consolidation And Reform: Middle School Considerations -The Case Of The Lebanon R-III School District In Lebanon, Missouri, Janci R. Mills

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"Survey Of Anuran Chytrid (Batrachochytrium Dendrobatidis) In Kansas And The Influence Of Anuran Life History In Occurrence", Ariel Snyder

Theses from 2016

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Dental Microwear Variation In Teleoceras Fossiger (Rhinocerotidae) From The Miocene (Hemphillian) Of Kansas, With Consideration Of Masticatory Processes And Enamel Microstructure, Kelsie Abrams

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International Communication: The Effect Of Culture On The Content, Organization, And Design Of Nonprofit Annual Reports, Lia Blanchard

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Determination Of Evolutionary History Of Big Bluestem Populations Through Chloroplast DNA Analysis, Tej Man Tamang

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Advancing Education: Using Mobile Electronics To Deliver Communications, Zahrah Aljaber

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Investigating The Lexical Support In Non-Native English Speakers Using The Phonemic Restoration Paradigm, Mohammed Saad Alsahli

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Harmful Inspiration: The Consequences Of Viewing Thinspiration And Fitspiration Images, LaNaya Anderson

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The Effects Of Life History On Expedited Shipping, Adam Jess Armijo

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Gender Differences In Space-Use Patterns And Microhabitat Characteristics Of Southern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys Volans) In Northeastern Iowa, Elizabeth G. Bainbridge

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The United Rhetorical States Of America: A Place For Aristotle In U.S. Citizenship, Kurt Beyers

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Going For The Goal: The Effect Of Subjective Temporal Distance On Goal Selection, Megan M. Blackley

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Evaluating The Effect Of Water Supplementation On Ring-Necked Pheasant And Mesocarnivore Occupancy In Western Kansas, Brandon L. Calderon

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"As Long As Grass Grows And Water Flows": Lyda Conley And The Huron Indian Cemetery, Samantha Rae Dean

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Petrophysical Attributes, Depositional Environment, And Diagenetic History Of A Mississippian Interval From McPherson County, Kansas, USA, John Hunter Green

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Creating A More Ecologically Valid Decision Task, Kevin L. Kenney

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A Comparison Of Small Mammal Communities Among Three Habitats In Western North Dakota, Samantha R. Pounds

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Perceptions Of Intimate Partner Violence Among Heterosexual, Gay, And Lesbian Couples, Shelby M. Staab

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A Comparison Of Therapeutic Heating Modalities And Stretching Techniques To Increase Hip Flexion, Amee Jaymes Stapleton

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Leadership Development Programs: Exploring The Real Impact Upon Communities And Organizations, Brandon Steinert

Theses from 2015

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Effects Of Environmental And Anthropogenic Factors On The Range Contraction Of Bird And Mammal Species, Patrice M. Betz

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Occupancy Modeling Of Herpetofauna And Grassland Nesting Birds At Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Kasandra A. Brown

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3D Geometric Morphometrics In Modern And Extinct Foot-Propelled Diving Birds: An Evaluation Of The Tarsometatarsus For Species Identification, Mackenzie E. Kirchner-Smith

Construction Of High Resolution Contour Maps Of Major Oil-Producing Subsurface Layers In Trego, Ellis, Russell, Rush, Barton, And Pawnee Counties, Kansas Using ArcMap, Carol M. Schaffer

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Population Structure And Habitat Association Of Aquatic Testudines In Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Jeffrey T. Seim

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Redescription Of A Specimen Of Pentaceratops (Ornithischia: Ceratopsidae) And Phylogenetic Evaluation Of Five Referred Specimens From The Upper Cretaceous Of New Mexico, Joshua J. Fry

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The Differential Effects Of Peer Influence And Advertisement On Healthy Food Choices, Lindsey M. Gordon

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Examining The Relationship Of Demographic Variables, Media Exposure, And Motivation On Second Language Acquisition, Heidi Hines

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Examining Factors Used By Students To Select A Major In Communication Sciences And Disorders, Mackenzie McCartney

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The Post-Arab Spring Geopolitical Instability And Its Effects On Middle East And North Africa, Sargon S. Poulis

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Leading Ladies In Willa Cather's The Professor's House, Hannah C. Badenhop

Theses from 2014

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Social Media and Young Adult's Well-Being, Clayton Howard

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Cooperative Movement Impacts on Poverty Eradication in Indonesia: 2007-2011 Archival Research, Horohito Norhatan

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The Southern Flank: Successes and Failures of Eisenhower Administration Anti-Communist Policy in Iraq and Iran, Timothy L. Northrup

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Effect of Grain, Region, and Human Influence on Higher Taxonomic Surrogacy, Frances Owen

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Age, Growth, and Simulation Modeling to Characterize Fish Populations at Two Reservoirs in South-Central Kansas, Brian Serpan

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Coping Behaviors of Individuals with Autoimmune Disorders, Lyndsey M. Gilmore

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When Chat and Email are not Enough: Developing Real-Time, Interactive Online Writing Center Tutorials, Lisa Jones

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Wash Your Cows to Remove Radioactive Fallout: Government Efforts to Prepare the Rural Population of the United States for a Nuclear Attack, Monti J. Adams

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The Human Dimensions of Waterfowl Hunters at Cheyenne Bottoms Wildlife Area, Barton County, Kansas, Jason K. Black

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Negative Experiences in Physical Education Class and Avoidance of Exercise, Daphne Brown

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Timing and Intensity of Steer Use on Old World Bluestem (Bothriochloa Ischaemum) and Blue Grama (Bouteloua Gracilis) in Southern Mixed-Grass Prairie, Jessica Casey

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Description of an Unusual Cervical Vertebral Column of a Plesiosaur from the Kiowa Shale, Ian N. Cost

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Lessons in Montanism: Charismatics, Feminists, and the Twentieth Century Roman Catholic Church, Carol Dawn Jean Davis

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Nest Survival of Grassland Breeding Birds in a Southern Mixed-Grass Prairie Wetland, Clinton Helms

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Antimicrobial Resistance of Channel Catfish Intestinal Microflora in the Arkansas and Ninnescah Rivers in Kansas, Jordan R. Hofmeier

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The Role of American Tyranny in Iran's Nuclear Production: The Framework of Public Law 112-158 Iran Threat Reduction Act of 2011, Kimberly Jones

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Child Sexual, Physical, and Emotional Abuse: The Long-Term Impact of Child Abuse on Adult Interpersonal Functioning, Sarah Landry

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Possible Effects of Black-Tailed Prairie Dogs (Cynomys Ludovicianus) on Abundance and Diversity of Raptors and Small Mammals in Mixed and Shortgrass Prairie of Western Kansas, Nina M. Luna

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Online Shopping: The Influence of Body Image, Personality, and Social Anxiety, Brooke M. Mann

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Construct Validity of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist Revised (PCL-R) for the Purposes of Predicting Recidivism in Sex Offenders, Courtney McCue

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Distance Sampling as a Technique to Monitor Pronghorn in Kansas, Jared H. Oyster

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Dispersal of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria near Central Great Plains Feedlots, Jennifer R. Pfannenstiel-Klaus

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Inferring Herpetofaunal Distributions and Habitat Preferences for Conservation Planning, Lisa M. Prowant

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Gender-Based Stereotype Threat and Competitive Interactive Games, Phillip Paul Robbins

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Habitat Associations of Grassland Birds along a Gradient of Eastern Red cedar Succession in Central Kansas, Scott W. Schmidt

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Life History of a Dune-Dwelling Rhaphidophorid, Utabaenetes Tinkham, in the San Rafael Desert of Utah, Ryan M. Shofner

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Comparison of Small Mammal Communities in Ephemeral Wetlands and Wet Meadows during Drought, Brian M. Zinke