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Spring 2014

 

Applied Arts

Ana Gabrielle Perez
Herbs: Cultivation, Culinary Use and Curative Properties
Supervising Professor: Dr. Kenneth Mix, Department of Agriculture
 

McCoy College of Business Administration

Shelby Leigh Galvin
Closing the Preparedness Gap Through Leadership and Professional Development
Supervising Professor: Dr. Robin Mathis, Department of Management
 

College of Education

Tia Turner
Thinking Caps and Running Laps: Exploring the Importance of Physical Activity and Cognitive Development
Supervising Professor: Dr. Lori Czop Assaf, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
 

College of Fine Arts and Communication

Christopher Guy Henry
A Cultural Critique of Contemporary Science Fiction Film
Supervising Professor: Dr. Roseann Mandziuk, Department of Communication Studies
 
Emily Grace Hom-Nici
Design and Construction of a Visual Degree Audit Software: An Application of Visual Communication, Project Management, and Graph Theory
Supervising Professor: Mr. Grayson Lawrence, School of Art and Design
 
Jessica Loraine Loechel
Listening to the Rain: A Contemporary Look at the Works of Alan Watts
Supervising Professor: Mrs. Laura Ellis-Lai, Department of English
 
Matthew Daniel Sheehan
TEDucation: Creating a Curriculum for a TED Talks Honors Course
Supervising Professor: Mr. John Hood, Honors College
 
Danielle Emily Stevens
Sonata for Flute and Piano in D Major, Op. 94 by Sergey Prokofiev: A Performance Guide
Supervising Professor: Dr. Kay Lipton, School of Music
 
Laura E. Villalobos
P.L.U.R.: An Inside Perspective Into the American Rave Culture
Supervising Professor: Mr. Mark Erickson, School of Music
 

College of Health Professions

Jaime Lee Hollingsworth
Implementing a Therapy Dog Program in a Long-Term Geriatric Care Facility: A Seminar for Health Administrators
Supervising Professor: Dr. Eileen Morrison, School of Health Administration
 
Staci E. Martin
The Effects of Alcohol Usage on Cancer Patients Receiving Radiation Treatments
Supervising Professor: Dr. Reynaldo G. Lozano, Radiation Therapy Program
 

College of Liberal Arts

Emily Elizabeth Collins
The Witnesses: Stories about Childhood
Supervising Professor: Dr. Teya Rosenberg, Department of English
 
Kelsey N. Harmon
Chatting about Khat: Its Impact on Ethiopia
Supervising Professor: Dr. Catherine Hawkins, School of Social Work
 
Jesse Elizabeth Herrin
Identifying Language Issues for English Language Learners in Algebra Classrooms
Supervising Professor: Dr. Maria Alejandra Sorto, Department of Mathematics
 
Rachel C. Hughey
High Modernism of Human Trafficking: Ideological Criticism of Central Planners and Their Impact on NGOs in Texas
Supervising Professor: Dr. Jessica Pliley, Department of History
 
Paul Rubin Kappler
American Attitudes Toward Welfare
Supervising Professor: Dr. Robert Price, Department of Sociology 
 
Mallory Claire Marcone
Digital Archaeology and the Curation Crisis: 3D Modeling as an Answer to Collections Access and Use
Supervising Professor: Dr. Stephen L. Black, Department of Anthropology
 
Matthew J. Martin
Excisions of Order
Supervising Professor: Dr. John M. Blair, Department of English
 
Lindsey T. Nussle
Resiliency: A Stable Trait or a Dynamic and Situational Process?
Supervising Professor: Dr. Harvey Ginsburg, Department of Psychology
 
Nadine E. Oliver
The Post-Communist Urban Landscape of Bucharest, Romania
Supervising Professor: Dr. Richard A. Earl, Department of Geography
 
Steven Philip Putnam
Management Styles in Relationship to Small Group Output: Let’s Standardize Management Practices
Supervising Professor: Dr. Richard L. Archer, Department of Psychology
 
Matthew Casey Rochester
Trends in Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Children's Fairy Tales
Supervising Professor: Dr. Caroline Jones, Department of English
 
Erin Celeste Timperlake
Mirror Neuron Function: An Examination of Differences Relevant to Empathy and Autism
Supervising Professor: Dr. Crystal Oberle, Department of Psychology
 
Andrea Z. Villalobos
New Urbanism and Diverse Communities: An Analysis of Kyle, Texas
Supervising Professor: Dr. James Vaughan, Honors College
 
Alexandra Denyse Warner
For Honors and Country: Understanding the Link Between Football Hooliganism and Nationalism
Supervising Professor: Dr. Nathan Pino, Department of Sociology
 
Zoe Patricia Zell
Tolerant Cuba and Homophobic Russia: Examining LGBT Policies and Attitudes in Cuba And Russia
Supervising Professor: Dr. Sarah Blue, Department of Geography
 

College of Science and Engineering

Brent Arthur Baker
The Process of Natural Selection: Does Student Understanding Differ Between Rural and Urban Schools?
Supervising Professor: Dr. Sandra West Moody, Department of Biology
 
Mark Anthony Santiago Sison
Memorable Game Design
Supervising Professor: Dr. Rodion Podorozhny, Department of Computer Science
 

Fall 2013

Bryant, Stephanie

An Evaluation of the 2004 San Marcos Transportation Master Plan

Supervising Professor: Mr. Greg Griffin, Department of Geography

 

Clark, Silvia

Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management Practices: A Comparison between the United States and Brazil based on Hofstede's Cultural Framework

Supervising Professor: Dr. Robert Konopaske, Department of Management

 

Penichet-Paul, Christian

From Resistance to Revolution: Albert Camus and the Clandestine Press in the French Resistance

Supervising Professor: Dr. Kenneth Margerison, Department of History

 

Rainey, Tiffany Dawn

Watershed Journals

Supervising Professor: Mr. John Hood, Honors College

Summer 2013

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION

Domer, Brittany N.

798: Protest Subeculture and Creative Industry

Supervising Professor: Dr. Erina Duganne, School of Art and Design

 

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

Blackwelder-Baggett, Forrest N.

Supremacy, Honor, and the Lynching of Henry Smith

Supervising Professor: Dr. Angela Murphy, Department of History

 

Ford, Shaun Bryan

(In)Visible Culture: Disabling Neuronormativity through Insider Discourse Analysis of Artistic Portrayals of Autism

Supervising Professor: Dr. Nancy Wilson, Department of English

 

Rothbauer, Emily Faith

A Lineage of Literary Influence on Modern BDSM Communities

Supervising Professor: Dr. Susan Morrison, Department of English

 

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Horn, Aaron Gabriel

Navigation Using Wireless Access Points (NUWAP)

Supervising Professor: Dr. Mina Guirguis, Department of Computer Science

Spring 2013

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Dalbey, Holly A.

Reorganizing the School Year: A Comparative Analysis of Traditional and Year Round Public School Models

Supervising Professor: Mr. Jason Woolery, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

 

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION

Russel, Bryan T.

Stage Managers Don't Make Coffee Anymore

Supervising Professor: Ms. Shannon Richey, Department of Theatre and Dance

 

Shay, Daniel Power

Voice Recognition in Live Entertainment, Live Media, and Event Planning

Supervising Professor: Mr. John Hood, Honors College

 

Williams, Andrew D.

Vloggers: The Creative Process Behind Writing and Directing a Comedy Web Series

Supervising Professor: Mr. John Hood, Honors College

 

Wood, Matthew R.

Right to Remain Silent: Duty to Speak Out

Supervising Professor: Dr. David Nolan, School of Journalism and Mass Communication

 

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

Barnett, Rachel Ann

Creating the Premiere Issue of the Texas State Undergraduate Research Journal

Supervising Professor: Mr. John Hood, Honors College

 

Brandsma, Elliott Josiah

Sheep, Volcanoes, and International Conflict: Mapping the Twentieth-Century Icelandic Consciousness Through Art and Fiction

Supervising Professor: Mr. John Hood, Honors College

 

Bueno, Elia Hilda

Predictors of High Pregnancy Rates in Young Latinas

Supervisng Professor: Dr. Roque Mendez, Department of Psychology

 

Decker, Audrey Elise

A Content Analysis of Men's Journal: Masculinity, Sexuality, and Health

Supervising Professor: Dr. Patti Giuffre, Department of Sociology

 

Finneran, Molly Bee

Peer-Education as an Alternative When Sexuality Education in Texas Fails

Supervising Professor: Dr. Ani Yazedjian, School of Family and Consumer Sciences

 

Kellogg, Helen L.

The Past, Present, and Possible Future of the Organic Foods Movement in the United States

Supervising Professor: Dr. Brock Brown, Department of Geography

 

King, Shelby Lynn

Comparative Analysis of the Effects of Mortality Salience and Uncertainty on Religiosity

Supervising Professor: Dr. Reiko Graham, Department of Psychology

 

Kobylecky, Laura C.

The Crane Wife

Supervising Professor: Mr. John Hood, Honors College

 

Kornberg, Jessica Lee

Trust No One: Guidelines for Effective Application of Group Work Projects in Higher Education

Supervising Professor: Dr. Natalie Ceballas, Department of Psychology

 

Laurie, Mandi Me'Shell

I Tell or You Tell: The Intersection Between Stigmas and Disclosure

Supervising Professor: Dr. Randall Osborne, Department of Psychology

 

Magera, Amanda Marie

Museums as Artifacts: How Architecture and History Influence Museums and the Visitor Experience

Supervising Professor: Dr. Neill Hadder, Department of Anthropology

 

Mahan, Tyler James

Allies of Necessity: U.S.-Philippine Strategic Relations, 1898-2013

Supervising Professor: Dr. Ellen Tillman, Department of History

 

Martinez, Gabriela Gordon

Romanticizing Tuberculosis: Poetry, Literature, Theatre, and Society of the Romantic Era

Supervising Professor: Mr. John Hood, Honors College

 

Morgan, Jennifer M.

Birds & Bees: A Teleplay

Supervising Professor: Mr. Jon Marc Smith, Department of English

 

Myers, Elissa Erin

The Politics of Place: Urban Feminism in the Works of Amy Levy

Supervising Professor: Dr. Kathryn Ledbetter, Department of English

 

Sanchez, Jr., Roberto

The RISING STAR Model: Achieving a Successful Transition and Sense of Community Among On-Campus Residents

Supervising Professor: Dr. Toni Terling Watt, Department of Sociology

 

Santana, Andrew R.

How Varying Levels of Acute Exercise Influence Cognitive Functions

Supervising Professor: Dr. William Kelemen, Department of Psychology

 

Scarborough, Alexandra Marie

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Public Participation: Comprehensive Planning in San Marcos, TX

Supervising Professor: Mr. Mark Carter, Department of Geography

 

Spurlin, Andrew Patrick

Making Connections: A Feasibility Study and Visualization of a San Marcos, TX Greenway

Supervising Professor: Dr. Kevin Romig, Department of Geography

 

Vielma, Sarah Anne

The Catholic Conversion Process Among University Students: An Exploratory Study

Supervising Professor: Dr. Catherine Hawkins, School of Social Work

 

 COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Contreras, Adam J.

Cortisol Release Due to Experimental Handling and UVB Radiation In Xipophorous Species

Supervising Professor: Dr. Ronald B. Walter, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

 

Finch, Robert Casey

Signal Amplification in a Point-of-Care Device

Supervising Professor: Dr. Shannon Weigum, Department of Biology

 

Lynch, Jonathan David

Stronger Plastics and Better Anti-Glare Coatings: Exploring the Properties of a Fluorinated CBDO Structure

Supervising Professor: Dr. Chad Booth, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

 

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Blackall, Anson H.

Creating a Stronger Military Family

Supervising Professor: LTC James Adams, Department of Military Science (ROTC)

 

 

 

Fall 2012

COLLEGE OF APPLIED ARTS

Young, Sarah Emily

Greening the Town Centers of America: An Investigation into the Sustainability of Building Reuse in Relation to the Economy

Supervising Professor: Mr. Pax Chagnon, School of Family and Consumer Sciences

 

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

Ahrendt, Hylary Kirsten

The Role of Cultural Dimensions in International Relations: Findings from Experiential Learning in South India

Supervising Professor: Dr. Sandhya Rao, School of Journalism and Mass Communication

 

Brown, Abigail Michelle

Beyond the Castle

Supervising Professor: Mr. John Hood, Honors College

 

Frangeskou, Athena N.

Spatial Depth Cues in Temporal Reasoning

Supervising Professor: Dr. Reiko Graham, Department of Psychology

 

Gilbert, Fred K.

Religious Ritual in the Mixtec Culture: A Holistic Evaluation

Supervising Professor: Dr. Robert Williams, Department of Anthropology

 

Lucio, Mario E.

Lexington and Concord: What the Battle Reveals about the State of the British Army in Boston at the Outbreak of the Revolution

Supervising Professor: Dr. Shannon Duffy, Department of History

 

McLean, Nicholas R.

English: The Birth of a World Language

Supervising Professor: Dr. Matthew Juge, Department of Modern Languages

 

Smith, William Edward

A Race for Superiority in the English Channel: Naval Theory, Strategy and Diplomacy, 1870-1914

Supervising Professor: Ellen Tillman, Department of History

 

Tritsch, Katherine A.

Moving Beyond Sustainability at Institutes of Higher Education: The Potential of a Permaculture Initiative at Texas State University - San Marcos

Supervising Professor: Dr. Kenneth Mix, Department of Agriculture

 

Word, Jennifer Lee

Pet Perks: An Examination and Analysis of the Relationship between Companion Animals and the Development of Empathy

Supervising Professor: Dr. Stanley Friedman, Department of Psychology

 

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Kuykendall, Robert R.

Improved Ranking of Rated Content through Linear Prediction

Supervising Professor: Dr. Dan Tamir, Department of Computer Science

 

 

Spring 2012

COLLEGE OF APPLIED ARTS
Larson, Larissa Faith
Fashioning the Self: An Exploration of French Women's Construction of Identity through Dress
Supervising Professor: Dr. Keila Tyner, School of Family and Consumer Sciences

McCOY COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Clairmont, Todd Logan
The Effects of Monetary Policy on the Six Major Metropolitan Areas in Texas
Supervising Professor: Dr. David Beckworth, Department of Finance and Economics

Jordan, Brett W.
Reviving the Renaissance: An Analysis of Nuclear Power’s Future in the Electric Power Market
Supervising Professor: Dr. Joni Charles, Department of Finance and Economics

Stanton, Sara Sibel
SOX Turns 10: Analyzing The Relevance of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act in 2012
Supervising Professor: Dr. Kasey Martin, Department of Accounting

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Fedak, Anne Therese
The Effects of Physical Activity on the Stereotypic Behaviors of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Supervising Professor: Dr. Ting Liu, Department of Health and Human Performance

Holdford, Alexander Scott
Gender Identification Using Possessive Pronouns in English and Spanish
Supervising Professor: Dr. Roxane Cuellar Allsup, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Horst, Kimberly A.
The General Education Teacher’s Guidebook to Special Education
Supervising Professor: Mrs. Laura Judd, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Martinez, Rhonda
Chronicles of a Student Teacher
Supervising Professor: Dr. Rubén Garza, Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Schnarr, Kelly Danielle
The Moon and the Origin of Frankenstein
Supervising Professor: Dr. Donald W. Olson, Department of Physics


COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION
Beckman, Amy Aline
Ideal Aural Skills Pedagogy
Supervising Professor: Dr. Cynthia I. Gonzales, School of Music

Bishop, Trista N.
Competing Values: An Evaluation of SOPA’s Impact on Intellectual Property Rights and Free Speech
Supervising Professor: Dr. Gilbert D. Martinez, School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Fisher, Nicole Renee
Revolutionary Mode: An Analysis of Communist Rhetoric Surrounding the Disney Corporation
Supervising Professor: Mr. Jeremy Hutchins, Department of Communication Studies

Kite, Kelsey E.
Instructing Children in the Use of Computing Technology Through Physical Connections with Digital and Mobile Devices
Supervising Professor: Mr. Grayson Lawrence, School of Art and Design

Richardson, Brianne Jayla
Once Upon a Fairytale Romance
Supervising Professor: Dr. Federico Subervi, School of Journalism and Mass Communication

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
Adrian, Anthony Christian
Many Relations and the Problem of the Many
Supervising Professor: Dr. Dean Geuras, Department of Philosophy

Alexatos, Andreina M.
How to Deal with Waste: a Look at Creative Ways to Reinvent Our Neighborhood
Supervising Professor: Dr. Craig Hanks, Department of Philosophy

Brown, Mandy A.
Shattered
Supervising Professor: Mr. John Hood, Honors College

Degner, Zachary A.
Deaf Perception: How Brain Plasticity Affects Visual Skills in Deaf Persons
Supervising Professor: Dr. Michele Oliver, Department of Psychology

Hagans, Caitlin
Image of the 21st Century Vagabond in America
Supervising Professor: Dr. Craig Hanks, Department of Philosophy

Herrera, Ryan
Government Evolution and the Democratic Ideal: Applying Pragmatism as a Method for Success
Supervising Professor: Mr. Wayne Kraemer, Department of Communication Studies

Meehan, Kathryn L.
Immigrants via Popular Culture: A Study of the Portrayal of Various Immigrant Cultures in Vaudeville
Supervising Professor: Dr. Patricia L. Denton, Department of History

Miller, Joshua M.
A Whole New Ballgame: Understanding and Adapting to India's Emerging Middle Class Market
Supervising Professor: Dr. Chinna Natesan, Department of Marketing

Vela-Gude, Maria Luisa
Comparisons of Attractiveness, Weight, and Ideal Body Types Between Hispanic/Latina and White/Anglo College-Aged Women
Supervising Professor: Dr. Reiko Graham, Department of Psychology

Watt, Ethan M.
Effective Incentives: A Proposal of Two Changes to United States Federal Law to Improve Working Conditions in Overseas Factories
Supervising Professor: Dr. Alexis Stokes, Department of Finance and Economics

Willis, Briane Rose
The Weight of Water: Female Empowerment through Gender Mainstreaming and Integrated Water Resource Management
Supervising Professor: Dr. Audrey McKinney, Department of Philosophy

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
Harper, Eric Alan
Evaluating Algebra Readiness
Supervising Professor: Dr. Max Warshauer, Department of Mathematics

Laughlin, Ryan P.
Magnetic and Structural Properties of Bismuth Ferrite Thin Films Grown on Si Substrates by MBE
Supervising Professor: Dr. Nikoleta Theodoropoulou, Department of Physics

Fall 2011

McCOY COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Rodriguez, Natalie
Going Green, Turning Red: The Real Business Cost of Eco-Friendly Decisions
Supervising Professor: Dr. Sandria S. Stephenson, Department of Accounting
 
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Stephens, Emma E.
The Student Body: The Effect of Backpack Wear on Center of Mass Displacement in College Students During Walking and Static Standing
Supervising Professor: Dr. Robert Pankey, Department of Health and Human Performance
 
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION
Vidal, Jillian N.
The Perfect Wedding for the Perfect Bride: An Industry Marketing Strategy
Supervising Professor: Ms. Dara J. Quackenbush, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
 
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
Batcheller, Caitlin M.
The Effects of a Guided Relaxation Exercise on Perceived Stress and Physiological Stress Indicators in Medical-Surgical Nurses
Supervising Professor: Dr. Ty Schepis, Department of Psychology
 
Carrillo, Lorelei M. Kuehler
The Difficult Ascención from Common Struggles to an Uncommon Understanding: A Study of the Complex Relationships of Mexicans and Mexican Americans
Supervising Professor: Dr. Jaime Armin Mejía, Department of English
 
Carruth, Kristen A.
Predictors of College Students' Attitudes Towards Privacy on Social Networks
Supervising Professor: Dr. Harvey Ginsburg, Department of Psychology
 
Hagans, Jonathon M.
Home Efficiency in San Marcos, Texas: Is Our Rebate Program Up to Code?
Supervising Professor: Dr. Heather C. Galloway, Honors College and Department of Physics
 
Hagans, Katelynn D.
Hair as a Glory: An Analysis of the Perceptions of Hair in St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church
Supervising Professor: Dr. Augustine Agwuele, Department of Anthropology
 
Logan, Gabe C.
Social and Economic Factors that Affect Emergency Medical Services Call Volume
Supervising Professor: Dr. Nikki A. Williams, Department of Geography
 
McCraw, Britany M.
Cadence
Supervising Professor: Mr. Jon Marc Smith, Department of English
 
Randazzo, Santo
Shoes: A Collection of Five Allegories
Supervising Professor: Mr. Chad Hammett, Department of English
 
Sharp, Caroline T.
Planet K's Junked Vehicle and the First Amendment
Supervising Professor: Dr. Gilbert D. Martinez, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
 
Travina, Anastasiya
Quipus, Language, and Cosmology: The Dualism of the Andean Culture and Language as Reflected in the Binary Coding System of the Quipu
Supervising Professor: Dr. F. Kent Reilly, III, Department of Anthropology

Summer 2011

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION
Lowenstein, Sarah H.
The Effects of Media Literacy Education on Latino Youth in Austin, Texas
Supervising Professor: Dr. Federico Subervi, School of Journalism and Mass Communication

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
Sanders, Brian Z.
The Effect of Attitudes and Stigma on the Willingness to Seek Treatment for Mental Problems
Supervising Professor: Dr. Ty Schepis, Department of Psychology

Young-Williams, Chelsea C.
Genesis B: Effectively Teaching Old English Literature to High School English Students
Supervising Professor: Dr. Susan Morrison, Department of English

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE

Richey, Jon D.
Inference of pCO2 Levels and Climate in the Late Cretaceous from Fossil Lauraceae
Supervising Professor: Dr. Garland Upchurch, Department of Biology

Spring 2011

COLLEGE OF APPLIED ARTS
Hadley, Sarah E.
Evaluating the Consumption of Licensed University Apparel and Its Relationship to Pride at Texas State University-San Marcos
Supervising Professor: Dr. Keila Tyner, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences


MCCOY COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Abel, Wesley Earl
Sink or Swim: Current Tax Policies Affecting the United States Competitiveness Abroad
Supervising Professors: Dr. Francis Méndez, Department of Computer Information Systems and Quantitative Methods and Dr. Margot Quijano, Department of Finance and Economics

Heinai, Mutsuko
A Dynamic Space-Time Panel Data Model of State-Level Beer Consumption
Supervising Professor: Dr. James LeSage, Department of Finance and Economics

McDowell, Brett Joseph
Master Limited Partnerships: Valuation Implications of Switching to Corporate Form
Supervising Professor: Dr. Janet Payne, Department of Finance and Economics


COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Berryman, Stephanie J.
Driven to Learn: A Study on Why ELL Students Lose Interest in Literacy and What Can Be Done About It
Supervising Professor: Dr. Gwynne Ellen Ash, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Clark, Taylor Sunshine
Development of a Structured Horseback Riding Therapeutic Program for Young Adults with Cerebral Palsy
Supervising Professor: Dr. Denise Gobert, Department of Physical Therapy

 

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION
Barton, Brittany N.
An Observational Study of Ukrainian Mail Order Brides
Supervising Professor: Prof. Barry Stone, School of Art and Design

Lanning, Emily C.
Magical Women Who Do Magic Without Being Men: Nontraditional Female Heroes in a World Without Gender Norms
Supervising Professor: Dr. Caroline Jones, Department of English

Yingst, Chloe J.
Coral Reef Madness
Supervising Professor: Prof. Grayson Lawrence, School of Art and Design

 

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
Clark, Megan Nicole
An Assessment of the Quality of Foods Offered on Children’s Menus in San Marcos, Texas
Supervising Professor: Dr. Sylvia Crixell, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Fuller, Angelika M.
A Geographic Analysis of Immigrant Detention in the USA: The Distribution and Environmental Contexts of Detention Centers
Supervising Professor: Dr. John Tiefenbacher, Department of Geography

Gomez, Beatriz
Giving Voices to the Voiceless: Stories of Undocumented Students of Hispanic Origin at Texas State University
Supervising Professor: Dr. Catherine Hawkins, School of Social Work

Gordyn, Edgar C.
Dante's Ulysses: Damnation and Salvation in the Commedia
Supervising Professor: Dr. Rebecca Raphael, Department of Philosophy

Holk, Victor George
With Words as Strong as Warriors
Supervising Professor: Prof. John Hood, Honors College

Kendrick, Linda P.
We Have Decided Not to Die: One Woman's Journey through Dissociative Identity Disorder
Supervising Professor: Prof. Nancy Wilson, Department of English

Rowell, Melissa N.
0% More Water: A Geographic Comparison of the Conservation Strategies of San Antonio Water Systems and Colorado Springs Utilities
Supervising Professor: Dr. Laura Stroup, Department of Geography

Young-Williams, Chelsea C.
Genesis B: Effectively Teaching Old English Literature to High School English Students
Supervising Professor: Dr. Susan Morrison, Department of English

 

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
Faurie, Danielle K.
A Qualitative Analysis of the Perceptions of Iowa Corn Farmers Regarding Alternative Energy Usage and a Proposal for Policy Change
Supervising Professor: Dr. Vicente Lopes, Department of Biology

Gallier, Katelyn B.
Cloning, Sequencing, and Analysis of the Promoter for the Gene PDCD4A in Xiphophorus Species
Supervising Professor: Dr. Rachell Booth, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Gates, Stephen Thomas
Characterization of Beta Amyloid Formation and Its Effect on Alzheimer’s Disease
Supervising Professor: Dr. Steve Whitten, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Jackson, Corey S.
Solving the Musicians' Dilemma: Duplicating the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians in Other Music Cities
Supervising Professor: Dr. Karen Smith, Department of Marketing

Schramm, Amanda M.
From Solicitor General to the Supreme Court: Deciphering the Voting Tendencies of Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan
Supervising Professor: Dr. Alexis Stokes, Department of Finance and Economics

Fall 2010

MCCOY COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Blatzer, Katherine Louise
Dreams to Reality
Supervising Professors: Dr. Jana Minifie, Department of Management

Watson, Holly L.
The Multigenerational Workforce: Strategies for Managing Four Generations
Supervising Professor: Dr. Kay Nicols, Department of Management

 

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION

Ansley, Brenna M.
An Analysis of Representations of Sadomasochism in European Film
Supervising Professor: Dr. Audrey McKinney, Department of Philosophy

Gattis, Lindsay L.
Establishing a Freelance Communication Design Business in Colombia
Supervising Professor: Mr. Grayson Lawrence, School of Art and Design

Lee, Ji Eun
Factors that Affect the Difference in Preference for Using Celebrities in Advertisements Between South Korea and the United States
Supervising Professor: Dr. Alexander Muk, School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Stanley, Kellen E.
The Marnie Tape: A Performance on Memory
Supervising Professors: Mr. John Hood, Honors College and Mr. Benjamin Ruggiero, School of Art and Design

Wellings, Elizabeth H.
Negative Stereotypes of Online Gamers and their Communication Consequences
Supervising Professor: Dr. Luis Felipe Gómez, Department of Communication Studies

Spring 2010

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION
Frank, Rebekah Gail
Cover Your Eyes: Considering Empathetic Response in Viewing Visual Art Conveying Trauma
Supervising Professor: Prof. Andrew Campbell, School of Art and Design

Gould, Lauren N.
The Inner Symphony: Applying Holistic Thinking to Higher Music Education
Supervising Professor: Prof. Gordon Jones, School of Music

Gregory, Allison M.
British Dialect for the American Stage
Supervising Professor: Prof. Melissa Grogan, Department of Theatre and Dance

Lormor, Timothy P. 
Archiving A Dream: The In Your Dreams Collection
Supervising Professor: Prof. Daniel Schumacher, School of Journalism and Mass
Communication

Narioka, Kosaku
Searching for the Point of No Return in the Failure of the Oslo Peace Process
Supervising Professor: Dr. Richard Warms, Department of Anthropology

Vogler, Stephanie L.
The German Composer Louis Spohr (1784-1859): His Life and Work, an Overview of His Clarinet Music, and an Analytical Approach to the Sechs Deutsche Lieder for Clarinet, Voice, and Piano
Supervising Professor: Dr. Nico Schüler, School of Music


COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
Aaron, Ragan E.
Expressive Arts and Anxiety
Supervising Professor: Dr. Natalie Ceballos, Department of Psychology

Alfonso, Alexander R.
Law, Politics, and Online Social Networking
Supervising Professor: Dr. Randall Osborne, Department of Psychology

Bolfing, Christopher B.
The Paradigm of the Periphery in Native America
Supervising Professor: Dr. F. Kent Reilly, III, Department of Anthropology

Gibbs, Rachel E.
Mystical Relations: A Study of Feminine Relationships with Christ in the High Middle Ages
Supervising Professor: Dr. Susan Morrison, Department of English

Lewis, Deziree H.
Mu Suppression, Mirror Neuron Activity, and Empathy
Supervising Professor: Dr. Reiko Graham, Department of Psychology

Maddox, Carter W.
¡Átame! to Take: Visioning Almodovar onto the American Stage
Supervising Professor: Prof. John Hood, Department of Theatre and Dance

Medina, Naomi R.
Printed Media and the Imprint It Leaves On Gender Attitudes
Supervising Professor: Dr. Shirley Ogletree, Department of Psychology

Pickett, Lela L.
Azjen’s Theory of Planned Behavior as it Relates to Body Satisfaction and Eating Disorders
Supervising Professor: Dr. Harvey Ginsburg, Department of Psychology

Stamets, Sara E.
Creating the Journaling Workshop
Supervising Professor: Dr. Eileen Morrison, School of Health Administration

Sullivan, Benjamin D.
Lightning Storm
Supervising Professor: Prof. Kathleen Peirce, Department of English

Williams, Goyland M.
The Politics of Democracy in Botswana: Model or Unique Case?
Supervising Professor: Dr. Robert Gorman, Department of Political Science

Williams, Sarah A.
Conceptions of Birth: A Theoretical Analysis of Birth Practices in the US and Mexico
Supervising Professor: Dr. Ana Juarez, Department of Anthropology


COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
Beebower, Michael Lee
Electrochemical Reduction of Organobromides Catalyzed by a Novel Dicobalt Complex Having Two Salen Units
Supervising Professor: Dr. Chang Ji, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Pope, Ava G.
Astronomical Dating of Edvard Munch’s Summer Sky Paintings
Supervising Professor: Dr. Donald Olson, Department of Physics

Soto, Silvya G. 
Expression Of c-jun Following Optic Nerve Injury in Danio Rerio
Supervising Professor: Dr. Dana García, Department of Biology


UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Jarrard, Jenny K.
The Rise and Fall of Nineteenth Century British Prostitution Regulation
Supervising Professor: Dr. Margaret Menninger, Department of History 

Fall 2009

MCCOY COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Hanrath, Dave P.
From Bankruptcy to Billions: How Spider-Man and the X-Men Rescued Marvel
Supervising Professor: Prof. John Hood, Department of Theatre and Dance

Matsukawa , Saki
Japanese Consumers as Technology Innovators
Supervising Professor: Dr. Raymond Fisk, Department of Marketing

Moralez, Roxanne
A Juggling Act: Work/Life Balance in the Accounting Profession
Supervising Professor: Dr. Roselyn Morris, Department of Accounting

 

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
Crawford, Robert Benjamin
The Indwelling God
Supervising Professor: Dr. Jeffrey Gordon, Department of Philosophy

Pafumi, Maureen M.
Unit Curriculum for Sixth Grade Texas Students: Introduction to Arab Culture
Supervising Professor: Dr. Lori Czop Assaf, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Schlacks , Stephanie D.
A Natural Observation of Staff-Patient Interactions at a Psychiatric Hospital
Supervising Professor: Dr. Kelly Haskard, Department of Psychology

Spring 2009

COLLEGE OF APPLIED ARTS
Hunt, Elizabeth G.
Study of Museum Lighting and Design
Supervising Professor: Dr. Asha Hegde, Department of Family & Consumer Sciences

 

McCOY COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Dimitri, Michael A.
Creating an Online Student Resource: CollegeEconomics.Com
Supervising Professor: Dr. John Mogab, Department of Finance & Economics

Henry, Meagan N.
The Food Price Crisis of 2008: Impacts and Responses with a Case Study on Argentina
Supervising Professor: Dr. Diego Vacaflores, Department of Finance & Economics

 

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION
Boyd, Stephanie L.
Horse AWAREness
Supervising Professor: Prof. René LeBlanc, Department of English

Canfield, Jenny Anne
Dialects: A Study of Dialects Around the World and How to Learn Them
Supervising Professor: Prof. Melissa Grogan, Department of Theatre & Dance

Christman, Zachary E.
Brecht, Baal, Barton
Supervising Professor: Prof. John Hood, Department of Theatre & Dance

Slone, Kailey Rae
The Baptist Way(s): A Rhetorical Analysis of Texas Baptist Sermon Rhetoric
Supervising Professor: Dr. Roseann Mandziuk, Department of Communication Studies

 

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
Albracht, Jordan R.
Free Will in the 21st Century: An Investigation of the Significance of Contemporary Naturalism and Technological Innovation for Human Freedom
Supervising Professor: Dr. Jeffrey Gordon, Department of Philosophy

Allen, Brian J.
Knowledge-base of Hispanic Women about Neural Tube Defects and Folic Acid Supplementation
Supervising Professor: Dr. Harvey Ginsburg, Department of Psychology

Delbosque, Marilyn Alicia
From Neutrality to War: What the Russian Revolution had to do with Wilson's Decision to Enter the Great War
Supervising Professors: Dr. Dennis Dunn, Department of History and Dr. Theodore Hindson, Department of Political Science

Durr, Angel K.
Fighting For the Right to Choose: The Modern American African-American Female Republicans
Supervising Professors: Dr. Thomas Longoria and Dr. Patricia Parent, Department of Political Science

Freebourn, Sarah Elizabeth
Two Cultures, One Heart: A Comparative Analysis between a Japanese Matsuri and an American Festival
Supervising Professor: Dr. Peter Siegenthaler, Department of History

Ledoux, Spencer C.
Embodying the Sacred: Temporal Changes in the Cosmological Function of Art and Symbolism in the Mississippian Period, AD 1250 – AD 1400
Supervising Professor: Dr. F. Kent Reilly, III, Department of Anthropology

Morris, Franklin A.
Tropics And Meridians: Short Stories
Supervising Professor: Dr. John Blair, Department of English

Nichols , Meghan A.
Young Victims Of Sexual Trauma: An Adolescent Treatment Facility’s Efforts to Help Residents Cope and Heal
Supervising Professor: Dr. Randall Osborne, Department of Psychology

Qurunful, Hayat D.
Mapping Genetically Engineered Seed Litigation in the United States
Supervising Professor: Dr. Sven Fuhrmann, Department of Geography

Rauch, Susan T.
Ever Dear Cousin… An Annotated Historiography of Mid-19th Century German-American Settlers in the Midwest United States
Supervising Professor: Dr. Susan Morrison, Department of English

Solon, Catherine
Defensive Attributions as a Function of Gender
Supervising Professor: Dr. Randall Osborne, Department of Psychology

Stephens, Meredith A.
Gender Differences in Parenting Styles and its Effect on the Parent-Child Relationship
Supervising Professor: Dr. Shirley Ogletree, Department of Psychology

 

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
Barrera, Roberto
On the Power Domination Problem in Graphs
Supervising Professor: Dr. Daniela Ferrero, Department of Mathematics

Beahan, Kevin K.
American Religion: From Civic Engagement to Expressive Individualism
Supervising Professor: Dr. Kenneth Grasso, Department of Political Science

Ferreira, Matthew T.
A Study of the Impact of Kinesthetic Learning on Biology Students’ Mastery of Protein Structure and Folding Concepts using Legos™
Supervising Professor: Dr. Sandra West Moody, Department of Biology

Henry, Kyle J.
Expression of the Intermediate Filaments Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein and Keratin in the Visual Pathway of Danio Rerio
Supervising Professor: Dr. Joseph Koke, Department of Biology

Oliver, Erin M.
Relationships between Problem Solving Strategies and Brain Hemispheriticy in High School Students
Supervising Professor: Dr. Alejandra Sorto, Department of Mathematics

Patane, Joanna L.
Reform of TEKS High School Chemistry Standards for Better College and Career Preparation
Supervising Professor: Dr. Deborah Koeck, Department of Chemistry

Redding, Sy
Low Energy Electron Diffraction Study of Epitaxial Cr2O3(0001) Films Grown on Cr(110)
Supervising Professor: Dr. Carl Ventrice, Department of Physics

Fall 2008

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION
Julie Helene Raty
Mother Grin's Village: A Creative Drama Program
Supervising Professor: Dr. Charles Pascoe, Department of Theatre and Dance

 

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
Fielder, Chelsea Rae
Knowledge, Motivations, and Behaviors Regarding Eating a Healthy Diet and Physical Activity in Relation to Self-Esteem in College Students
Supervising Professor: Dr. Shirley Ogletree, Department of Psychology

Guillory, Sean Anthony
Individual and Hemispheric Differences in Affective and Humor Judgments
Supervising Professor: Dr. Reiko Graham, Department of Psychology

Kluber, Heidi Ellen
Rising Healthcare Costs in the United States: Contributing Factors and Potential Solutions
Supervising Professor: Dr. Kay Hofer, Department of Political Science

Mjos, Amanda Kay
Shakespeare and Company and Subculture in Twentieth Century America
Supervising Professor: Dr. Carole Martin, Department of Modern Languages

Starrak, Chad Matthew
Over Seas and Stones: Reflections on Cambodia
Supervising Professor: Dr. Daniel Lochman, Department of English

Villanacci, Anthony Daniel
The Beehive as a Model in Transatlantic English Migration
Supervising Professor: Dr. James McWilliams, Department of History

Spring 2008

MCCOY COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Dunbar, Kimberley Anne
An Emphasis in Personal Financial Planning: A Case Study in the Ameriprise Financial Planning Invitational Competition
Supervising Professors: Dr. James Bell, Department of Management and Prof. Sammie Root, Department of Finance and Economics

Franks, Kristen Ann
A Year in the Life of a Stock: Following a Share of Bank of America Corporation Stock through 2007
Supervising Professors: Dr. Kenneth Moon, Department of Finance and Economics

 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Whittaker, Stacy Kay
C.S. Lewis' The Four Loves and Physical Therapy: What's Love got to do with It?
Supervising Professor: Dr. Steven Beebe, Department of Communication Studies

Zuris, Kristina Ann
"With-It-Ness" Through the Eyes of a Student Teacher: Effective Classroom Management Procedures, Rules, and Class Meetings
Supervising Professor: Prof. Laura Duhon, Department of Curriculum and Instruction

 

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION
Dabney, Alexis McClain
Today’s Vision, Tomorrow’s Tradition
Supervising Professor: Prof. Charles Kaufman, School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Methvin, Michelle
Enchantment and Security in Holy Matrimony
Supervising Professor: Prof. Neal Wilson, Department of Art and Design

Stone, Ashley Louise
Claude Debussy's Trois Chansons de Bilitis: An Analysis
Supervising Professor: Dr. Cynthia Gonzales, School of Music

 

COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS
Lockett, Veronica Yvonne
From Foster Care to Adulthood: Where Do We Go from Here?
Supervising Professor: Dr. Sally Hill-Jones, School of Social Work

 

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
Bira, Lindsay Michelle
Stress, pH and Coping: Does Experience Make a Difference?
Supervising Professor: Dr. Randall Osborne, Department of Psychology

Cole, Bonnie Rachelle
Spatial Competence in Texas High School Students
Supervising Professor: Dr. Brock Brown, Department of Geography

Diaz, Natalie
Commuter Rail and Transportation Oriented Development in the Jewel of the Corridor
Supervising Professor: Dr. Kevin Romig, Department of Geography

Freeman, Jessica Ann
Gender Differences in Pleasant, Emotional, Autobiographical Memories
Supervising Professor: Dr. Reiko Graham, Department of Psychology

Jennett, Karen Diane
Female Figurines of the Upper Paleolithic
Supervising Professor: Dr. Christina Conlee, Department of Anthropology

Kelly-Lieb, Thomas Christopher
Tomarchus
Supervising Professor: Dr. Jeffrey Gordon, Department of Philosophy

Ney, Cameron Christine
Democracy Promotion: Its Origins and Development in American Political Culture and Prospects for Success
Supervising Professor: Dr. Arnold Leder, Department of Political Science

Palmer, Michael Adam
Fear: A Psychophysiological Study of Horror Film Viewing
Supervising Professor: Dr. Reiko Graham, Department of Psychology

Selden, Jr., Robert Zachary
A Frequency and Distribution Study of Case Law within Archaeology
Supervising Professor: Dr. Charles Bousman, Department of Anthropology

Strickler, Maxwell Robert
The Depletion Of World Fisheries
Supervising Professor: Dr. Hector Flores, College of Science

Stuart, Ashley Lynn
Inherent Threats to the American Way of Life: Privacy and Isolation in the United States
Supervising Professor: Dr. Susan Day, Department of Sociology

Zuniga, Rick Anthony
Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro – The Bay of Pigs through the Cuban Missile Crisis: Misunderstandings, Reactions, and Fear
Supervising Professor: Prof. Charles B. Arnold, Department of Political Science

 

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
Beicker, Kellie Nichole
Moonbows Over Yosemite: Predicting Moonbows in Lower Yosemite Falls
Supervising Professor: Dr. Donald Olson, Department of Physics

Johnson, Brian Benjamin
Power Conditioning in Photovoltaic Systems
Supervising Professor: Dr. David Donnelly, Department of Physics

Fall 2007

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Treviño, Vanessa Noette

Afghanistan's Needs: Observations from a Soldier

Supervising Professor: Dr. F. Day, Department of Geography

 

COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION

Garcia, Maira Lysette

Corporate and Independent Coverage of Immigration, Health Care, and the 2008 Elections: A Content Analysis of Latino-Oriented Newspapers

Supervising Professors: Dr. F. Subervi, School of Journalism and Mass Communication

 

Gazic-Gibler, Carley Michelle

Music through the Bloodline: A Bilingual Documentary

Supervising Proessor: Mr. M. Erickson, School of Music

 

Hernández, Alysha Nicole

Innovation and Inquiry in Texas and Guatemala: A Collection of Poetry, Artwork, and Photography

Supervising Professor: Mrs. D. McCabe, Mitte Honors Program

 

Ponsford, Jena Elise

The Future of Cyber-Bullying: Electronic Media's Effect on Aggressive Female Communication

Supervising Professor: Dr. M. Keeley, Department of Communication Studies

 

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

Biedermann, Amy Elizabeth

Communists, Eggheads, and Queers: The Politics of Gender and Sexuality in the United States Presidential Election of 1952

Supervising Professor: Dr. M. Brennan, Department of History

 

Crooke, Erica Sokolowski

Motor Learning and Stroke Dynamics: A MicroPET Study

Supervising Professor: Dr. A. Lumia, Department of Psychology

 

Stockhorst, Rebecca L.

Muslim Mariannes: Women of North African Immigration in France Today

Supervising Professor: Dr. C. Martin, Department of Modern Languages