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

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

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

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

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

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 Bunce

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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

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A Translation and Analysis of Spring's Bride by Mohammed Dib: Creating a Space for Indigenous North African Drama, Jordan Talbot

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Sustainable Safari Practices: Proximity to Wildlife, Educational Intervention and the Quality of Experience, Ryan Devine Tarver

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The Effects of Question-Present Versus Item Present Conditions on Acquisition of Mands, Paige M. Thornton

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EVERYDAY FARM LIFE IN THE MOXEE VALLEY 1915-1950: HISTORICAL ETHNOGRAPHY, Terri Towner

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Testing the forage preference of the American pika (Ochotona princeps) for use in connectivity corridors in the Washington Cascades, Carly Wickhem and Kristina Ernest

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MATE SELECTION COMPARISONS IN HETEROSEXUAL AND HOMOSEXUAL INDIVIDUALS, Daina Lee Wierzbinski

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Play in Immature Tibetan Macaques (Macaca Thibetana): Location, Use of Play Signals, and Play Bout Termination at Mt. Huangshan, China, Kaitlin R. Wright

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The Waist to Height Ratio is a Better Anthropometric Index of Abdominal Obesity and its Association with the Prevalence of Diabetes Among Asian Americans, Yu Xiao

Theses from 2015

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Peer Tutoring To Teach Children To Seek Help When Lost, Andrew J. Arellano

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Exercise Motivations of Older Adults, Laura J. Attaway

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A Zooarchaeological Analysis of the Monashka Bay Site (KOD-026) Kodiak Island, Alaska, Ayla Aymond

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Beverage Selections and Presence Affect Health Eating Index Scores in Lunches of Elementary Age Children, Whether from Home or School, Mary K. Barbee

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Javan Gibbon (Hylobates moloch) Non-Vocal Social Communication and Gesture Use With Conspecifics, Melanie Bell

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Music and Attention for Children with Developmental Disabilities, Mallory M. Bentley

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The Rise and Fall of the Minnesota Middle Ground: Henry Hastings Sibley and the Ethnic Cleansing of Minnesota, Jordan Scott Bergstrom

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The Economic Impacts of Forest Pathogens in Washington State: A Hedonic Approach, Logan Blair

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Using Particle Size Analysis to Separate the Deposition of a Bonebed and Artifact at the Wenas Creek Mammoth Site, Genevieve Brown

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A Comparison of Markers of Iron Status between Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian Female High School Cross Country Runners. Is Routine, Pre-Season Screening Warranted?, Edward J. Callahan Jr

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Geologic Mapping in the Black Mountain Area, Northern Eastern California Shear Zone: Testing a Kinematic and Geometric Fault Slip Transfer Model, Kevin M. DeLano

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A Comparison of Chimpanzee (Pan Troglodytes) Responses to Caregiver Use of Positive Reinforcement Training (PRT) and Species-Specific Behaviors (SSB), Whitney D. Emge

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Influence Of Landscape On Gene Differentiation In The American Pika (Ochotona princeps) Within The Interstate 90 Snoqualmie Pass Corridor, Craig P. Fergus

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Female Social Connectivity through the Leadership and Movement Progression of Tibetan Macaques at Mt. Huangshan, China, Gregory P. Fratellone

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Quantifying Channel Responses to the Removal of the Glines Canyon Dam in the Middle Reach of the Elwha River, Washington, Bryon J. Free MS

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The Impact of the Arts for Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities, Rebekah Fuss

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Using MODFLOW to Predict Impacts of Groundwater Pumpage to Instream Flow: Upper Kittitas County, Washington, Zoe O. Futornick

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Organization of Technology at the Sanders Site (45KT315): Analysis of Formed Tools from the Yakima Uplands, WA, Patrick D. Garrison

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Obtaining Cultural Competency Skills: Perceptions from Supervisors in Higher Education, Veronica Gomez Vilchis

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Field Observations and Modeling of the 1957 Earthquake and Tsunami on the Islands of the Four Mountains, Aleutian Islands, Alaska, Frances R. Griswold

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Elk and Deer Hunters in Washington State: Affiliations and Ethical Behavior, Isa O. Harrison

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Intentional Recruiting: Using business intelligence, data mining, and predictive analytics to identify characteristics of those students who enroll, and graduate; in support of university enrollment management, Stephanie L. Harris

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Passage Route Survival and Behavior of Juvenile Salmon at Priest Rapids Dam, Columbia River, WA, Kyle B. Hatch

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Broken Promises: Rape, Race, and the Union Army, Kellie J. Hedgers

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Community Readiness Assessment: Applications for Community Nutrition Research, Whitney E. Houser

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Control of Violence, Control of Fear: The Progression of Gun Control in San Francisco, 1847-1923, Josselyn P. Huerta

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Moving Foward?: Problematic Ideologies in Twenty-First Century Fairy Tale Films, Alyson Kilmer

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Dystopian Cinderellas: "I Follow Him into the Dark", Courtney Lear

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Understanding Vulnerability in Alaska Fishing Communities: A Validation Methodology for Rapid Assessment of Well-Being Indices, Conor M. Maguire

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Total Synthesis of Clavatadine A Analogs to Produce a Viable Reversible Inhibitor for Factor XIa, Christopher E. Malmberg

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Killin' it on Corporate Ground: The Cultural Politics of Street Performance in a Gentrified Space, Hillary C. Matson

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Physiological variation of Garry oak (Quercus garryana) seedlings to drought stress, Matthew A. Merz

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Agreement in the Army's Circumference Measurements and Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry, Katherine Mitchell

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Creating a Somali Manhood: Navigating Race, Place, and Power in Seattle, WA, Saeed Mohamed

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Small Islands, Big Heart: Reproducing the Marquesas Islands Through The Body, Patrick E. Molohon

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Rediscovering an Upland Site: The Manastash Pines (45KT346) Kittitas County, Washington, Christopher J. Moose