The Honors Program is rooted in the Catholic Marianist tradition, encouraging social responsibility and ethical sensitivity with its many leadership and service opportunities. Honors theses are as diverse and ambitious as creating solar-powered, easy-to-use equipment to sterilize medical devices; writing a novel or series of short stories; pursuing neuroscience research to better understand Alzheimer's disease; and publishing a book based on branding elements designed specifically for several organizations. For theses dated prior to 2014, contact the University Archives and Special Collections at archives@udayton.edu.

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Submissions from 2021

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Investigating the Effects of a p53 Mutation and Various Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors on Glioma Progression and Therapy Resistance in Drosophila, Kaitlyn M. Alleman

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Determine the Effects of Propionate on the Activation of Macrophages against the Intracellular Pathogen Listeria monocytogenes, Leah O. Allen

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Don’t Stress, Easier Said Than Done: Relationship Between Perceived Stress, Coping Styles, and Self-Leadership, Jacob Avendano

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Adultification and Criminalization of Young Black Girls: Using Culturally Responsive Education to Empower Adolescent Girls in Urban Schools, Jordan Bailes

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From Prop to Partner: The Evolution of Female Roles in American Opera, Mariah J. Berryman

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Inferior Longitudinal Fasciculus Predicts Later Neurodevelopment in Infants Born with Extremely Low Birth Weight, Matthew C. Bugada

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The Author’s Words and the Editor’s Pen, A Self-Study in Editorial Decision Making, Margaret M. Cahill

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Propeller and Propeller-In-Wing Thrust Vectoring, Grace G. Culpepper

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Impact of Sympathetic Nervous System Activation on Motor Control, Kiersten M. Duffy

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Impact of a Dialogic Reading Intervention on the Effectiveness of Adaptive Magnitude Comparison eBooks for Improving Young Children’s Magnitude Comparison Skills, Patrick C. Ehrman

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On Sex Differences in the Antidepressant Effects of Ketamine: Clinical and Preclinical Evidence, Patrick R. Flaherty

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The Effects of Helicopter Parenting in Emerging Adulthood: An Investigation of the Roles of Involvement and Perceived Intrusiveness, Abigail T. Flower

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The Sanctuary in Polish Hill, Annabelle M. Harsch

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Leaf Phenology and Freeze Tolerance of the Invasive Tree Pyrus calleryana (Rosaceae) and Potential Native Competitors, Abby E. Hay

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Using Gene Expression Comparisons to Reveal the Role of Transcription Factors in the Development and Evolution of a Fruit Fly Trait, Rachel A. Johnson

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Determine the Effects of Propionate on the Interactions between Macrophages and Listeria monocytogenes, Stephanie M. Johnson

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Development of a Computational Framework for Estimating Knee Joint Contact Forces in Running, Sean W. Kapp

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Comparison of Protein Expression Profiles from Fungi during the Degradation of Polysuccinate Polyurethane Coatings, Abigail L. Kelly

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No Room for Racism: A Critical Analysis on Corporate Social Responsibility and Racial Justice Advocacy in the English Premier League, Nicholas A. Kerver

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An Examination of the Themes of Invisibility and Hypervisibility in Black Women’s Experiences within the Prison System, Sarah N. Kuhns

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The Relationship between Classroom Variables and Academic Achievement across the Preschool Year, Olivia M. LeBlanc

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The Expanding Role of Analytics in Operations, Lauren E. Luechtefeld

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Construction of a Man Nationalism, Identity, Vercingetorix and the Gauls, Martin B. McKew

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Making Culture-Centered Music Therapists: Resources for Working with Latinx Young Adults, Michaela A. Miller

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Development of Nucleic Acid Aptamers to Inhibit Bacterial Efflux Pumps, Emilie A. Moses

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Are U.S. Americans Scared of Male Immigrants? Surveying the Gendered Implications of the ‘Latino Threat Narrative’ in the U.S. Public’s Acceptance of Unauthorized Immigrants from Mexico and the Northern Triangle, Yulianna Otero

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Hedge Fund Performance with the Treynor-Black Model, Gurkamal S. Pannu

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The Genetic Interaction between the Axial Patterning Gene dve and Dpp Signaling in the Developing Drosophila Eye, Katherine M. Perry

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Measuring Perceptions of Various Forms of Rehabilitation and Re-entry Programs on Various Types of Offenders and Reducing the Likelihood of Recidivism: A Qualitative Study of Criminal Justice Professionals in Ohio, Jasmine H. Riechmann

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An Exploration of the Widely Observed Mechanisms Permitting Freeze Tolerance & the Potential of Cope’s Gray Treefrog, Dryophytes chrysoscelis, Samuel A. Ripley

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A Study on Formal Verification for JavaScript Software, Zachary S. Rowland

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Analysis of the Evolutaion of Scope Management and Needs Identification in Agile Methodologies, Nolan B. Scott

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The Multi-Sensory Design of a Synesthete's Everyday Experience, Madeline M. Spicer

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Sustainable Stories: Linking Graphic Design and the Environment to inform, Educate, and Inspire, Shannon M. Stanforth

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Dialectical Reasoning and Developing Responsive Models Toward Political Ecology, Dawson J. Vandervort

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The Communal Integration of Nutrition-Related Cultural Assets of the Latinx Population in the Greater Dayton Area, Hannah G. Waters

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Isolating and Manipulating Microorganisms using Ureolysis for Creating Extraterrestrial Microbial Biotechnology Systems, Nina M. Wendel

Submissions from 2020

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The Role of Follower Characteristics in Ratings of Leadership Style: A Meta-Analytic Review, Reda Aldahan

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A Language of Silence: Analyzing the Effects of Sexist Language on Women’s Classroom Experiences, Emily Battaglia

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Metal Layer Architectures for 2D TMD Heterostructures, Anna K. Benton

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Understanding Chemolithotrophic Reduction Mechanisms from the Dark Marine Biosphere, Anna Gwendolyn Blair

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Capes and Catechesis: The Use of Comic Books to Catechize Catholic Youths, Lindsey Bronder

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Machine Learning for Cyberattack Detection, Kayla Chisholm

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Industry 4.0 in the Retail Sector: Sustainability of Food Retail with a Focus on Food Insecurity in Dayton, OH, Katrina Alexis Coleman

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Inhibition of Bacterial Efflux Pumps Via Plant Derived Compounds, Ethan James Dawson

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The Development of a SCFA Analysis Method and the Examination of Factors Affecting Listeria Pathogenesis, Ashton Dix

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Liquid-Liquid Equilibria Studies of Potential Organic Solvents as Ethanol Extractants from Aqueous Solutions, Grace Docken

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Compost Amendments on Urban Soils vs. Water Retention, Anna Louise Drew

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The Eastern Europe Britain Wanted: Serbian Independence as recorded in British Newspapers, 1867, Sarah H. Eyer

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Investigating the Role of the ETC in Listeria monocytogenes during Ethanol Exposure, Amanda Fawcett

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Direct and Indirect Effects of Additional Sodium on Grasshopper Growth and Development, Mark Ghastine

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Designing and Implementing a Peer-to-Peer Led Behavioral and Energy Reduction Program for Low-Income Neighborhoods, Jenn Hoody

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The Effects of Technology on Student Interest in STEAM Education, Paige Elizabeth Innes

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Finding the switches that activate animal genes through a combined in silico and in vivo approach, Chad M. Jaenke

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Design of an Enhanced Cellular Model for the Assessment and Tracking of Nanomaterials, Maggie Jewett

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Combating Antibiotic Resistance Using Plant-Derived Compounds, Emily Jones

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Barriers of Low Health Literacy in Achieving Informed Consent, Wyatt Kaiser

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Upper Extremity Motion Assessments in Virtual Reality Environments, Lanna Nicole Klausing

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Toward a PA-Inhibitor Complex Crystal System: Influenza Polymerase Acidic Protein Fusion Constructs and Protein Expression, Rebecca Kramb

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Effects of Ischemic Preconditioning on Maximal Exercise and Metaboreflex Activation, Serafino LaGalbo

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A Sibling Comparison Study of the Effects of Parenting Behaviors on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, John P. Leibold

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The influence of riparian invasion by the terrestrial shrub Lonicera maackii on aquatic macroinvertebrates in temperate forest headwater streams, Michelle N. Little

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Effect of Airfoil-Preserved Undulations on Wing Performance and Wingtip Vortex, Faith A. Loughnane

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Millions Displaced Tomorrow: A New Framework for Climate Migrants, Connor J. Lynch

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Queer Borders and Belongings: Reparative Storytelling from El Paso, Mary McLoughlin

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Designing Fictional Spaces: Questionable Architecture that Supports Sustainable Design, Noël J. Michel

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The Tolerance of Shewanella woodyi for Electric Potentials and Heavy Metals as Biofilms, Christopher Thomas Mortensen

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Effects of Oxygen Levels and Short Chain Fatty Acid Exposure on Antibiotic Susceptibility in Listeria monocytogenes, Samantha Neanover

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Angry Tweets and Interest Groups, Sean Newhouse

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Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Drugs on the Drosophila Glioma Model Involving the Pi3K; EGFR Pathway, Patricia Katherine Parker

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Novel Zinc Porphyrin and Bacteriophage PEV2 Combination Therapy for Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilms, Erin Elise Pellot

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Donald Trump’s ‘Presidential’ Rhetoric for the Wall: The Mobilization of ‘Crisis’ Rhetoric on Behalf of a Campaign Promise, Nicole Perkins

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The Turn from Radicalism: Self-Regulation of the American Labor Movement, 1909-1919, Ryan Harrison Reed

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Mortgage Discrimination and District Manipulation: Deterrents to Minority Mobility, Megan M. Rice

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Where You Are and What You Know: Impact of Location and Education on Individual Engagement with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Emily V. Sandstrom

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Multi-modal Data Analysis and Fusion for Classification in 2D/3D Sensing, Jonathan P. Schierl

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Weaponization of The Socialist Label in Modern American Politics, Matthew Schubert

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“When You’re Done … You’re Still Part of Our Family”: An Exploration of Gendered Scripts and Relationships in Prison Reentry Programs, Ruth Schultz

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“You Don’t Understand… It’s Not About Virginity”: Sexual Markets, Identity Construction, and Violent Masculinity on an Incel Forum Board, Joshua A. Segalewitz

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Patience, Young Grasshopper: Analyzing the Fungal Components of the Grasshopper Gut Microbiome, Staci Seitz

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Plant Extracts and Efflux Pump Inhibition, Henry Shay

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Synthesis of Peraza Crown Macrocycles, Alexis R. Smith

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The Effects of Remote Ischemic Preconditioning on Cognitive Function and Exercise Hyperemia in Isocapnic Hypoxia, Jenna N. Sorensen

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Racial Disenfranchisement and Its Impact on Political Participation in the United States, Cierra Dei Stewart

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Youth Sport Concussion Management, Cordell J. Stover

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Confederate Continuation: The Visual Rhetoric of Confederate Monuments in Postmodernity, Ethan Andrew Swierczewski

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Discovering Glioma Inhibitors via Chemical-Genetic Screens in Drosophila Cancer Models, Jordan Terschluse

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Agency Among Linguistically Diverse Students: A Comparative Study of Adolescent English Language Learners in Chile and the United States, Kristen Travers

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Traditional Funk: An Ethnographic, Historical, and Practical Study of Funk Music in Dayton, Ohio, Caleb G. Vanden Eynden

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Newspapers in the Transformative 1960s at the University of Dayton, Brendan Zdunek

Submissions from 2019

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Interrelationship of Forms: Research into the Juxtaposition of Material, Color, and Texture, Emily Bartolone

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Modulation of Listeria monocytogenes Carbon Metabolism by Short Chain Fatty Acids, Diksha Bedi

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The Commodification of Education And the Threat to Public Schools, Macey Berkley

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Where do we put our flesh? Intersecting Feminism with Art and Contemporary Printmaking, Claire Bowman

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Perceiving Place: A Social Design Case Study, Mary Anne Brinkman

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Computer-Assisted Graphic Correlation of Ordovician Conodonts and Graptolites from the Argentine Precordillera and Western Newfoundland using Constrained Optimization (CONOP9), Andrea Marie Bryan

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Nitrate Contaminant Tracing in Surface and Groundwater in the Great Miami River Watershed: Environmental Isotope Approach, Rachel Kristine Buzeta

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Analysis of Change in the Biodiversity of Fish and Macroinvertebrates Following Low Dam Modification and Kayak Chute Installation in the Great Miami River in Downtown Dayton, Ohio, Madison E. Conway

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Intentionally So: Morality in Children’s Literature, Anna Edwards

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Energy Analysis and Orbit Simulation of Actuating CubeSat Solar Arrays, Justin T. Ehren