This collection features all master's theses produced by students at Central Washington University. For more information, please see the School of Graduate Studies and Research.

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Theses from 2017

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DO HOMEWORK TRACKERS AFFECT STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE?, LuisDaniel Barrera

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THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF WESTERN WASHINGTON LOGGING CAMPS: ST. PAUL AND TACOMA LUMBER COMPANY’S CAMP #5 ca. 1934-1947, Kayley Bass

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Catastrophic Landscape Modification from Massive Landslide Tsunamis: An Example from Taan Fiord, Alaska, Colin Bloom

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THE ASSOCIATIONS OF FARM-TO-SCHOOL PROGRAMS ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY IN SCHOOL BREAKFAST, Hannah Brzozowski

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Iron Reduction in Soot, Hector Casique

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A comparison of seedling diversity and abundance in the range of howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata) in Bocas del Toro, Panama, Erin Connelly

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Tidal and Structural Controls on Seismic Events Near the Grounding Line at Beardmore Glacier, Antarctica, Jade Cooley

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MUSICAL MNEMONIC DEVICES OR METHOD OF LOCI: WHICH PROMOTES HIGHER RECALL OF CONCRETE AND ABSTRACT WORDS?, Sky M. Corby

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“NO OTHER AGENCY": PUBLIC EDUCATION (K-12) IN WASHINGTON STATE DURING WORLD WAR I AND THE RED SCARE, 1917-1920, Jennifer Nicole Arleen Crooks

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Forager and Collector Strategies in the Yakima Uplands: An Analysis of Archaeological Assemblages from Testing Projects on the U.S. Army Yakima Training Center, WA., John M. Davis

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The Social Behavior of Rehabilitated Spider Monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi), Anthony Denice

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The Emergence of the Feminist Fatale in American Film Noir, Anne Dennon

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Mother-Infant Interactions in a Free-Ranging Population of Pigtail Macaques (Macaca nemestrina), Emily Dura

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THE EFFECTS OF NUTRITION EDUCATION ON THIRD AND FIFTH GRADE STUDENTS’ FRUIT AND VEGETABLE KNOWLEDGE, PREFERENCE, AND CONSUMPTION, Alexandra Epstein-Solfield

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Cognitive Biases in Alcohol and Marijuana Users, Wyatt G. Frahm

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Monitoring Reduction Efforts for PM2.5 in Ellensburg,WA Using Community-Based Social Marketing to Examine Behavioral Change, Kelsey Gibbs

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THE EFFECT OF PARENTING STYLES ON ACADEMIC SELF-EFFFICACY, RESILIENCE, AND HELP SEEKING, Ana Gonzalez

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LIFE AND SEOUL OF THE PARTY: SOUTH KOREA’S BRIEF OCCUPATION UNDER COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA, Catherine Rose Graham

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FLOOD OF CHANGE: THE VANPORT FLOOD AND RACE RELATIONS IN PORTLAND, OREGON, Michael James Hamberg

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Estimating the thickness of an ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) terrane: insights from phase equilibria modelling and Zr-in-rutile thermometry, Dulan area, North Qaidam terrane, China, David Hernández Uribe

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Vertebrate Faunal Analysis of The Anderson Creek Site (45KP233), Robert Holstine

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DEVELOPMENT OF AN EXCEL® ROCKET SIMUATOR FOR APPLICATION IN MIDDLE SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL, AND UNIVERSITY STEM EDUCATION, Melvin Lee Hortman

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Piano Music as a Behavioral Intervention at the Ellensburg, WA Developmental Preschool, Christopher Hull

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THE EFFECT OF ARGININE VASOTOCIN ON CRYOPROTECTANT PRODUCTION DURING FREEZING IN THE PACIFIC CHORUS FROG, Pseudacris regilla, Ben Ingels

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THE ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF FOREST TIMBER METHODS IN WASHINGTON STATE: A HEDONIC APPROACH, Kaleb Javier

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ISOTOPE INVESTIGATION OF NITRATE IN SOILS AND AGRICULTURAL DRAIN WATERS OF THE LOWER YAKIMA VALLEY, WASHINGTON, Dallin Jensen

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COMPARISON OF ANTHROPOMETRIC MEASUREMENTS OF ABDOMINAL OBESITY AS PREDICTORS OF CARDIOMETABOLIC RISK FACTORS: NHANES 2011-2014, Carli Kettel

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Gender Revolution of the Jazz Age: The Source of Disillusionment in the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, Mary Killeen

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Upland Land Use and Intersite Lithic Assemblage Variation Across Two Rockshelter and Three Open-Air Archaeological Sites in Mount Rainier National Park, Caitlin Limberg

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CHEMOSELECTIVE AND STEREOSELECTIVE EXPLORATION OF THE CHEMICAL REACTIVITY SPACE OF CASTAGNOLI-CUSHMAN-DERIVED ALLYLIC LACTAMOYL ESTERS: APPLICATION TO THE SYNTHESIS OF AZA-POLYCYLIC ARCHITECTURES, Brandon Joseph Mansker

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REDUCING OFF-TASK BEHAVIORS IN FIRST GRADERS WITH DISABILITIES THROUGH AN ADAPTATION OF THE GOOD BEHAVIOR GAME, Chelsey Martin

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MODELING SEX-SPECIFIC SEASONAL HABITAT SELECTION FOR ELK (CERVUS ELAPHUS) IN CENTRAL WASHINGTON, Lewis Meyers

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COMPARING A SURFACE COLLECTION TO AN EXCAVATED COLLECTION IN THE LOWER SKAGIT RIVER DELTA AT 45SK51, Sherri M. Middleton

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Behavioral Differences Between Urban and Rural American Crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos), Carolina Montenegro

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Effects of a Growth Mindset Intervention on First-Year College Student Academic Performance, Sarah North Wolfe

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Scheduling Recess Before Lunch: Perceptions of Washington State Public Elementary School Professionals, Kaitlin O'Leary; Nicole Stendell-Hollis Ph.D., RDN; Tishra Beeson DrPH, MPH; and Dana Ogan MS, RDN

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Teacher Perceptions of School Climate and PBIS, Douglas Periman

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150 YEARS OF LIGHT ABSORBING IMPURITY DEPOSITION ON SOUTH CASCADE GLACIER, WASHINGTON STATE USA, Dan Pittenger

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Metaphysics of Mania: Edgar Allan Poe's and Herman Melville's Rebranding of Madness during the American Asylum Movement, Alexis Renfro

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TALUS FEATURES OF THE MIDDLE COLUMBIA RIVER: TYPOLOGICAL AND LOCATIONAL ANALYSES, Jeremy Ripin

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Collective Decision Making in Tibetan Macaques: How Followers Affect the Rules and Efficiency of Group Movement, Amanda Rowe

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Family Dynamics in Eastern Hoolock (Hoolock leuconedys), Javan (Hylobates moloch), Pileated (H. pileatus) and Northern White-Cheeked Gibbons (Nomascus leucogenys) at the Gibbon Conservation Center, Alexandra Sheldon

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Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) Space use in a Sanctuary Setting, Holly Soubiea

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CHARLES DICKENS IN CINEMA AND THE LOSS OF HIS MESSEGE, Elliot Staatz

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The Economic Impacts of Cougars in Western Washington, Todd Stoothoff

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THE EFFECTS OF A LAG 5 SCHEDULE OF REINFORCEMENT ON TOY PLAY RESPONSE VARIABILITY, Holly Lynn Sutton

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A Cultural Comparison of the Facial Inference Process, Janine Swiney

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BIOAVAILABLE IRON IN EQUATORIAL PACIFIC OCEAN AEROSOL SAMPLES, Hsiang T Teng

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BOUND IN BERMUDA AND VIRGINIA: THE FIRST CENTURY OF SLAVE LAWS AND CUSTOMS, Max Tiffany

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Post-wildfire black carbon deposition on the snowpack in the Cascade Range, Washington State: Temporal and spatial variability with implications for accelerated melt, Ted Uecker

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INVESTIGATION OF HOST-SENSITIZED LUMINESCENCE OF TRIVALENT LANTHANIDE DOPED YTTRIUM PHOSPHATE USING VUV SPECTROSCOPY, Zachary Way

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Why Now?: A Case Study of Split Estate and Fracking Activity in Garfield County Colorado, Janessa Zucchetto

Theses from 2016

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Land Use Variation on Mid-Columbia Plateau Upland and Lowland Archaeology Sites, Cathy J. Anderson

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The Use of a Visual Aid to Facilitate Transitional Periods for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Stevi Barrio

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DOCUMENTING MANTLE AND CRUSTAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO FLOOD BASALT MAGMATISM VIA COMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF THE STEENS BASALT, SOUTHEAST OREGON, Sylvana J. Bendaña

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Alternatives to Charcoal for Improving Chronometric Dating of Puget Sound Archaeological Sites, James W. Brown

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SEASONAL MICROHABITAT USE OF YOUNG-OF-THE-YEAR BULL TROUT, SALVELINUS CONFLUENTUS, IN A DROUGHT YEAR, Ashton Brook Bunce

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Activity Patterns, Home Range, and Microhabitat Selection of a Terrestrial Turtle (Rhinoclemmys rubida perixantha) in a Tropical Dry Forest, Taggert G. Butterfield MR

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Reaction to Stimulus Figures in Chimpanzee Drawings, Alexandra Bobrinskoy Casti

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Hiker Trash and Trail Dogs: An Ethnographic Inquiry into Human Nature in the Trail Space, Jody A. Chinchen

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Differences in Attitudes towards Heterosexual and LGBT Homeless Youth in College Students, Jonathan P S Clinkenbeard

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The Role of Fire in Montane Forest Environments in the Willamette National Forest, Oregon, Tamara G. Cox

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In Search of Heterotopia: Immersive Experiences in the Museum, Nicolas Crosby

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EFFECT OF PRIOR TRAUMA EXPOSURE ON ALPHA AMPLITUDE, HEART RATE, AND SELF-REPORTED NEGATIVE AFFECT, Gina L. DeNoble

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Self-Compassion, Mindfulness and Wellbeing in Counselors-in-Training, Lea Fairbanks

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Comparison of Chimpanzee (Pan Troglodytes) Behavior on Tour and Non-Tour Days at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest, Allison A. Farley

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Derived Textual Control in Activity Schedules Using a Stimulus Pairing Observation Procedure, Grace Felling

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The Hormonal Regulation of the Claudin Genes in the Ovary, Sean Gadson, April Binder, Kenneth Korach, and Katherine Hamilton

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Confirmation of Emx2 Protein Binding Partners, Cody Gillman

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Analysis of FY Promoter and Hepatocystis Load in South African Vervet Monkeys (Chlorocebus Aethiops), Benjamin J. Gombash

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Evolution of a Flood Basalt Crustal Magmatic System: In Situ Mineral Data and Computational Modeling of the Steens Basalt, Megan Graubard

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Species Identification of the Stylohyoid Bone for North American Artiodactyls, Thomas A. Hale

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Kinetic Decay of a Polymer/Ink Complex as an O2 Indicator, Becca Hoene

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Online Usage Among College Students: A Comparison of Online Gaming and Facebook Users, Jonathan M. Ingram

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MEASURING SELF-REPORTED EXERCISE, MOTIVATION TO EXERCISE, AND SEXISM IN WOMEN, Sydney C. Jensen

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A Patriot for Men: The Politics of Masculinity in John Osborne's "A Patriot for Me", Joshua Kelly

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Applications of Computational Geometry and Computer Vision, Joseph Lemley

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Race, Immigration, and a Change of Heart: A History of the San Francisco Chinatown, Sarah Littman

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Effect of Quantum Dots, Novel Biological Imaging Agents, in Liver Cells in Vitro, Utshaha Maharjan

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Spatiotemporal Slip Rate Variations Along Surprise Valley Fault in Relation to Pleistocene Pluvial Lakes, Brian N. Marion

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The Life Cycle of Dams: An Analysis of Policy Change on the Rogue River, Oregon, Wendy McDermott

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Resolving Gnetum Evolutionary History, Angela McFadden

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Website Accessibility Compliance at Research Institutions, Jonathan D. McGough

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Life Adversity, Social Support, Resilience, and College Student Mental Health, Joshua Mello

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Fluid Release During Eclogite Formation, North Qaidam Terrane, Western China, Jake M. Meyer

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MANDING IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM: TRANSFER OF CONTROL FROM ADULTS TO PEERS, Michael Layne Miller

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Soviet Defectors: Sexuality, Gender, and the Family in Cold War Propaganda, 1960-1990, Scott A. Miller

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HIGH DIVERSITY OF TRYPANOSOMA CRUZI DISCRETE TYPING UNITS CIRCULATING IN TRIATOMA IN WESTERN MEXICO, Uyen T. Nguyen

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Hazard Identification and Coastal Stratigraphy in Crescent Harbor, Northeast Whidbey Island, Washington, Brian Ostrom

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Illustrations of Nepantleras: Bridge Making Potential in Ana Castillo's So Far From God and The Guardians, Amanda Patrick

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Comparison of a Body Shape Index and Body Mass Index as Predictors of Metabolic Syndrome: NHANES 2007-2012, Rotana M. Radwan

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British Intelligence Operations During the Anglo-Irish War, Elliott N. Reid

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The Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition and Seattle's Health Modernization, Shannon J. Rodman

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Examination of the Relationship Between Caesarean Section Births and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Breea M. Rosas

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Investigating Taphonomic Changes of Deposits and Modeling of the 2010 Earthquake and Tsunami in South-Central Chile, Alexandra Carranco Ruiz

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An Economic Approach to Modeling Archaeological Settlement Patterns in Central Idaho, Anthony J. Saunders

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Satire and Synthesis: Parody and Satire of Victorian Education in the Works of Lewis Carroll, Cameron D. Sedlacek

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King James' Daemonologie and Scottish Witchcraft Trials, Kelsee Shearer

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Defining Biodiversity: A Local Assessment of the Tahuayo River, Peru Using Self-directed Photography, Rozsika D. Steele

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Mapping and Radiocarbon Dating Archaic Period Monuments: La Alberca Structure Complex, Highland Michoacán, Mexico, Mark F. Steinkraus