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 2016

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The Implementation of Two-Way Immersion Programs, Kara Jankowski

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Distribution of Shell Formation Proteins in Oyster Hemolymph, Hemocytes, and Mantle Tissue, Donald Joseph Kleppel

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Too Close for Comfort: The Effects of Threatening Stereotypes on Perceptions of Proximity, Anissa J. Maffett

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Human Rights and Healthy Societies: Opening Social and Cultural Spaces for Peacebuilding, Margaret A. Maloney

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Typology, Tabernacle and Tradition: A History of Interpretation of Hebrews 9:11-14, Samuel A. Mullins

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Phosphorus Adsorption through Engineered Biochars Produced from Local Waste Products, Peter Ogonek

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The Effectiveness of Active Interaction in Interactive Visual Imagery as Created by the Keyword Method, Morgan Pair

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The Effect of Early Life Social Stress on Anxiety-like Behaviors and Ethanol Drinking in Female Long-Evans Rats, Alyssa Roeckner

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Trauma, Oppression, and Identity: A Philosophical Approach to Justice in Catholic Communities, Dominic Sanfilippo

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Nonlinear Analysis of Balance Data in the Easter Seals Adult Day Services Population, Taylor Marie Schemmel

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Synthesis of Research on the Common Core State Standards and Dyscalculia, Melissa Siegel

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Design and Fabrication of Passive Barium Strontium Titanate (BST) Thin Film Varactor Based Phase Shifters for Operation within a 5-15 GHz Bandwidth, Devin William Spatz

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“Instafamous” Women and the Question of Empowerment: Feminist Reading of Popular Constructions of Female Bodies on Instagram, Sarah Spech

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The Effects of Low Dam Removal and Kayak Run Installation on the Biodiversity of Fish and Macroinvertebrates in the Great Miami River in Downtown Dayton, Ohio, Sarah Anne Stalder

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Can the Color Red Improve Men's Perceived Mate Value? Examining the Interactive Effects of Facial Masculinity and Color on Female Evaluation of Potential Mates, Alejandro Trujillo

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Star Decompositions of the Complete Split Graph, Adam C. Volk

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Global and Regional Chitinozoan Biodiversity Dynamics in the Ordovician: Relationships to Sea-Level, Carbon Cycling and Tectonics, Jordan Watson

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Fall Risk Assessment of Older Adults with Dementia Attending Goodwill Easter Seals Adult Day Services Programs, Jamie Wynk

Submissions from 2015

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Synthesis of Phosphorus-Based Hemiacetals for Potential Flame Retardants, Sara Alakkad

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Kinetic Characterization of B-Carotene in n-hexane at Various Oxygen Concentrations, Katelyn Mary Arnold

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Reading Interventions in Relation to the Ohio Third Grade Reading Guarantee, Kathryn C. Auletto

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The State of El Salvador: Human Rights and Violence in the Post War Era, Christine Caldera

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Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty: Victorian Genius in a Millennial World, Allison K. Carey

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Coding DNA into Music: An Alternate Way of Analysis, Samuel Fesenmeier

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Multi-Segment Foot Joint Kinematics with Varying Midfoot Orthotic Postings, Hilary F. Feskanin

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Understanding the Role of the Common Core State Standards in Catholic Education, Annemarie Fisher

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School-Books on Tape: The Tensile and Adhesive Strength of Duct Tape in a College Backpack, Robin Elizabeth Ker

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Genre Controversy: Human Universality or Plagiarism in the Dystopian Genre?, Taylor V. Kingston

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Synthesis of Potential Phosphorus-Nitrogen Containing Flame Retardants, Colin Kloock

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The Seal of Solomon: An Exploration of Storytelling, Ryan M. Krisby

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Investigation of the Genetic Interactions between Hippo Signaling Pathway and Drosophila C-terminal Src kinase (dCsk), Hailey Jimin Kwon

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Female Bodybuilders: Caught in the Crossfire of Patriarchy and Capitalism, Kimberly Michelle Land

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Does Study Abroad Impact Students’ Personality?, Ashley Ann Marshall

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Archivum Plena: The Quest for a Fulfilling Past, Madeline McDermott

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The Effects of Music on Employee Affect, Nolan J. McNulty

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Exploration of Protein-Protein Interactions Involving Deinococcus radiodurans PriA, DnaB and SSB, Christopher S. Morrow

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Hate Crime Laws: What Are They and Who Do They Protect?, Maya Pedersen

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Chitinozoan Biodiversity in the Ordovician of Gondwana: An Interval-Free Approach Using the Quantitative Stratigraphic Correlation Program CONOP9, Rachel Sales

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The Second Punic War: The Turning Point of an Empire, Timothy Edward Schaefer

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Examining the Role of Self-esteem in the Association between Emotional Vulnerability and Psychological Well-being, Kathryn Schilling

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Practical Cosmopolitans: The Diversity of a Changing Indian Ocean, 1500-1750, Jordan Seitz

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Root Cover Pebbling on Graphs, Claire A. Sonneborn

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An Operational Performance and Safety Comparison of Roundabouts vs. Traditional Intersections, Vincent Spahr

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Mostly True: An Exploration of My Family History, Jessica Urban

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Cocoa and Chocolate: Deconstructing the Development Paradigm in Cameroon, Chelsea VanHook

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Black White and In-Between: Race and Ethnicity in the Criminal Justice System 1885-1915, Elizabeth M. Wilhelm

Submissions from 2014

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Developing Social Consciousness through Multicultural Young Adult Literature, Megan R. Abbate

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Synthesis and Characterization of a Tetra-Ruthenated Naphthylbiliverdin, Ashley M. Berding

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Classifying the Functionality of Primosome Protein A in Deinococcus Radiodurans, Jacob Boone

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The Effects of Moral Licensing on High-Cost and Low-Cost Helping Behaviors, Kaitlin E. Boyd

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Designing and Evaluating Playground Equipment for Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Leigha R. Brisco

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Centering the Right: Mapping the Queer Discourse of the Family Research Council and Focus on the Family, Stephen C. Brown

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Examining Acculturative Stressors of the International Student: Following Study Abroad Students in South Korea and Morocco, Chin Yi Chen

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Discrimination Against Disabled Persons in Malawi and the United States: A Comparative Study, Stephen Crum

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Job Design: A Human Approach through Catholic Social Teaching and Job Design Theories, Thomas DeCastra

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Literacy Instruction in Early Childhood Education: Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee, Jamie L. Dell

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Tissi, Anna Demmitt

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Exploring Data-Driven Electricity Feedback on Energy Conservation Behavior in the University of Dayton Student Neighborhood, Daniel R. Esposito

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Sex-Dependent Electrophysiological Responses of Lucilia sericata to Concentration Gradient of Indole, Erin T. Filbrandt

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Design and Characterization of Photoresponsive Supramolecular Aggregates, Julie A. Fitz

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Identifying the DNA Sequence Requirements for a Synergistic Interaction Between Two Cis-Regulatory Elements, Kaitlyn R. Francis

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Synthesis and Characterization of Three Unique Mono-Metallic Lanthanide Complexes, Jasminder S. Grewal

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Transit as an Alternative Mode of Transportation: A Case Study of Its Usage, Availability, Patterns and Value for Non-Commuter Trips, Sara Hardman

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Preparing Pre-Service Teachers to work with English Language Learners, Alexandra Hill

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Power in Numbers? The Impact of Female Formed Police Units on Women’s Empowerment, Laura Huber

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The Themes of Catholic Social Teaching Integrated into the Work of UD’s Center for Catholic Education Urban Child Development Resource Center, Julie Iuliano

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The Role of the Arista on Lucilia sericata in Sensing Wind and Airflow, Relative Humidity and Volatile Compounds, Alexandra Elaine Jacob

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As Stable as the Dollar Stretches: The Impact of US Foreign Aid on Social Stability in Jordan, Jasmine Renee Jordan

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The Dayton Food System: Current Access to Food in Dayton and Future Possibilities, Katherine A. Liutkus

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The Disney Evolution: Princesses as Positive Role Models, Alexandria Irene Lueke

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Population Variation in Fossil Graptolites: a Quantitative Study Based on Single Species Assemblages, Elliott Matthias Mazur

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An Undivided Heart: How Mary Unites What Sin Divides According to John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, Ann M. Michalica

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Auditory Information in the Form of a Scratching Sound Enhances the Effects of the Rubber Hand Illusion, Bridget O'Mera

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The Acute Effects of Aerobic and Resistance Exercise on Cardiovascular Function and Arterial Stiffness, Hayleigh Elizabeth Raiff

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Epinephrine Regulates Aquaglyceroporin HC-3 Expression and Subcellular Localization in Cultured Erythrocytes from the Freeze-Tolerant Treefrog, Hyla chrysoscelis, Connor J. Ratycz

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Free Trade as Neocolonialism: CAFTA, the United States, and Guatemala, Margret Reuter

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Investigating Bacterial Replication Restart: Can D.rad PriA Load D.rad DnaB onto DNA Forks with a Leading Strand Gap?, Michael Ryan

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Examination of Host Range of Pseudomonas aeruginosa phages UT1, SN-T, and PEV2 for Treatment of Bacterial Biofilms in Fuels, Kathleen M. Sellick

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Upper Grade Level Literacy: Instructional Strategies for Struggling Readers, Claire M. Shaw

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Impact of Amur Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) Leachate on Culex pipiens Life History Attributes, Lauren Shewhart

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Synthesis and Purification of a Nucleoside Platinum Complex That Promotes DNA Cross-Linking, Ryan Spear

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Novel Neuroprotective Function of Apical-Basal Polarity Gene crumbs in Amyloid Beta 42 (Aβ42) Mediated Neurodegeneration, Andrew Steffensmeier

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Determining the Transcription Factor Genes Populating a Fruit Fly Pigmentation Gene Network and Their Regulatory Connections, Samantha Stringer

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Party Building Factors to Encourage Third Party Support Among 18-24 Year Olds, Amy Timmerman

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A Hero’s Journey: Aegean’s Destiny, Olivia J. Ullery

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Red Light Green Light: A Novel Approach to Studying the Interaction between Enhancers and Gene Promoters, Jordan E. Vellky

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Photoreactions of a Water Soluble Poly-isoquinolpyrrole with Plasmid DNA, Gregory Versteeg

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Story Telling: A Comparative Analysis of Three Works by Michael Colgrass, Joseph Schwantner and Ross Lee Finney, Erick C. Von Sas

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Resettled: A Portrait of Bhutanese Refugees in Dayton, Ohio, Molly R. Winslow