Undergraduate Honors theses and exemplary Senior Capstone Projects

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Theses/Capstones from 2019

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What are the consequences of the rise of the “black dollar movement, and what does it implicate for black businesses owners in the South?, D'Andria Alston-Thomas

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Mathematical Models: the Lanchester Equations and the Zombie Apocalypse, Hailey Bauer

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The Effects of Cognitive Stimulation of Instagram on Anxiety, Fear of Missing Out, Memory, and Self-Esteem, Anna Destino

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Are they Young, or are they Different? A Comparative Study of Voting Millennials and Baby Boomers, Benjamin Jones

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The Effects of Common Treatment Modalities on Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS), Jessica Koontz

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Feeding Biomechanics in Esox lucius.: Prey Capture Kinematics and Performance, David Lagueux

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“Navigating the Impact of Trauma in the Classroom: An Analysis of the Trauma-Informed Care in Three Alternative Public Schools”, Hanna McWilliams

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Socioeconomic Influences of Property Crime Rates: A Study in Virginia’s Counties, Mary Passley

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Autonomous Watercraft Simulation and Programming, Nicholas J. Savino

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Exploration of Prostate Cancer Cells: The Significance of Active HERV, Dakota Shepherd

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A Tale of Two Bonnies: Comparing "Lost Cause" Narratives and Post-War Memory from the American Civil War and the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion through Art, William Tharp

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Manipulated Memories: Post-War Confederate and Jacobite Memory through Art of the Homefront, William Tharp

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Los peligros de echar una mano económica: México, el FMI, y el Banco Mundial, Hannah Wolf

Theses/Capstones from 2018

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Evaluating Effects of Gene Mutations and Light Intensity on Arabidopsis thaliana Development, CarolAnne Bekus

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Analysis of 2016-17 Major League Soccer Season Data Using Poisson Regression with R, ian d. campbell

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Examining Manganese Oxidation in Bacteria through Bioinformatics and Environmental Sampling, T'onna Collins

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The Immediate Effects of Abdominal and Core Exercise on Balance for College-Aged Dancers, Katharine Cusack

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A Socioeconomic Valuation of Urban Wetland Ecosystems and Policy Recommendation for College Lake, Michael Dunmyer

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Running performance and mental toughness in task vs. time-oriented exercise bouts., Logan Evans

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Creating a Predictive Model for Flowering of Virginia Orchid, Cypripedium pubescens, Emily Horton

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Predictors of sleep quality: Depression, anxiety, and sleep self-efficacy, Rayanna Johnson

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Political Affiliation and White Privilege: The Effect of Exposure to Symbols of Political Affiliation and Race on Perceptions of White Privilege and Anti-Black Discrimination, Hannah Knechel

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The Effects of Exposure of Political Affiliation and Race on Perceptions of White Privilege and Anti-black Discrimination, Hannah Knechel

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Analysis of GDP using Linear Regression, Ryan Mayolo

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That’s Not Funny: The Effect of Exposure to Sexist or Feminist Humor on Rape Myth Acceptance, Gina Romano

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Quantifying Nitric Oxide Production in Platelets using a Griess Reagent System, Chelsea Shultis

Theses/Capstones from 2017

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Policy Liberalism in the American States, William J. Browning

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An Analysis of the Sex Offender Registry: Compliant and Non Compliant Sex Offenders, Jordan Cindrick

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Foreign Aid Allocation and Impact in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC): A Cross-Country Analysis of Foreign Aid Impact on GDP Per Capita and Life Expectancy, Ancito Etienne

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The Relationship Between President Obama's Foreign Policy Decision Making, Public Opinion, and International Pressure: Guantanamo Bay, Intervention in Libya, and the Drone Program, Emily Harmon

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Social Services in Campbell County: The Issues and Concerns with Labeling and Its Impacts on Funding and Equality, Lindsey Lewis 7908671

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Displays of Power in English Tudor Painting, Laura Meisner

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TJUKURPA: Contempory Australian Aboriginal Paintings from The Central Desert, Shelby K. Miller, Casey Altamuro, Kimber Butler, Isabella Hudson, and Hunter Moore

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GROWING PAINS: AN HONORS THESIS OF CREATIVE WRITING, Angelica L. Santiago Gonzalez

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The Intersection of Politics and Theology: Reading Augustine in Light of Augustine, Landon P. Wilcox

Theses/Capstones from 2016

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THE WEIRD AND THE WONDERFUL: POETRY DEDICATED TO EXPLORING SOCIAL STEREOTYPES SURROUNDING MENTAL ILLNESS AND THE MISFIT, Sarah Grace Bryant

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Comparative Study of British-Argentine Relations and Chinese-Argentine Relations: A Look at Core-Periphery Models, Maggie Flynn

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SETTING THE NETS, April Elizabeth Love

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Emotional Responses and Coping Strategies Associated with Cyber Victimization via Social Media, Amanda G. Mayhew

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Ethical Dilemmas When Refusing Medical Treatment: Modernized Bioethical Principle of Autonomy, Melissa A. Micek

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A Response to Glaucon’s Challenge: The Sachs Problem and the Account of the Tyrannical Man, Matthew Myers

Theses/Capstones from 2015

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The Skinny on Eating Attitudes, Body Image, and the Thin-ideal in College Women, Lyndsay N. Greene

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Kierkegaard on Truth, Caroline Moore

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The Legitimacy of Fundamental RightsAsserted Using Substantive Due Process: Privacy, Abortion, Sodomy, and Marriage, Jamie Kainalu Nakoa

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Factors that Influence Perceptions of Others: An Emphasis on Down syndrome, Briana J. Walls

Theses/Capstones from 2014

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Mitigated Skepticism Explanations and Why Its Valuable, Shane Crouch

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Seeking a Comprehensive Worldview: The Religious Seeker in the Modern World, Michael Gregory

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Seeking a Comprehensive Worldview: The Religious Seeker in the Modern World, Michael Gregory

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LONG HOURS LASTING CONSEQUENCES: CHILDREN AS PASSIVE VICTIMS IN THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION AND A PIVITOL PART OF REFORM, Hannah Myers

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Evaluating Forcible Humanitarian Intervention in the Case of Genocide, Claire Nadolski

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Le Rapport entre La France et Le Rwanda Au Passé, au Présent, et à l’Avenir, Claire Nadolski

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The Reputation of the Apostle Paul: Was he a misogynist?, Melinda Nelson

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The Duty We Owe Our Creator; Reformed Theology Deism and Disestablishment in Virginia, John Parker

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Making Windows into Men’s Souls: An Examination of Theological Norms at Elizabethan Cambridge, John R. Parker

Theses/Capstones from 2013

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Mass Media Distortion of Violent Crime in the United States and Its Effect on Public Peace of Mind, Robert S. Arold

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Terrorism and Illicit Drug Prices: Does a Drug-Terror Nexus Exist? A regression analysis of the relationship between illicit drug prices and terrorist events, Abigail Burnette

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The Impact of Social Media Use on Athlete/Fan Communication During the Olympics, Maggie Pearce

Theses/Capstones from 2012

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Sports Involvement and Extracurricular Activities: Impact on Prosocial Behavior and Teamwork in Young Adulthood, Keanna Baker

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Factors that Influence Helping Behaviors: Does Race and Socioeconomic Status of a Victim Influence Whether Others Help?, M’keba Barksdale

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The Effect of the Environment on Sport Concussion Assessment Tool 2 (SCAT2) Scores, Deanna Smith

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Creation of False Memories and Beliefs: Expectancy Consistent Errors Based on Gender Stereotypes, Arianna Stelling

Theses/Capstones from 2011

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Triage in the Emergency Department: Role challenges, Satisfaction, and Perceptions of Staff, Jaclyn Gardner

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Effective Valuation Method of Toxic Assets and Their Influence on Banks’ Financial Statements, Morgan Logue

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Cyber Warfare: Explaining the Absence of Physical Force Responses by States, Conor McFarland

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Modulation of Glutamate-mediated Neuronal Cell Death by Neurosteroids, Benjamin J. Phelps

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Essential Oils Peppermint and Rosemary Exposed to the Olfactory Sense and the Effects on Cognition and Perceived Mood, Tara A. Ricciardelli

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Target Industry Study: an Empirical Analysis of Intertemporal Trends in Regional Industrial Base Composition, David M. Smith

Theses/Capstones from 2010

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The Four-Color Theorem and Chromatic Numbers of Graphs, Sarah E. Cates

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Microeconomic Analysis of Hours of Informal Care Per Week for Alzheimer's disease patients, Elizabeth Eckert

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Microeconomic Study of a Labor Union: An Econometrics Analysis of how the NHL Salary Cap has Affected the Competitive Balance of the NHL and Determinants of Team Revenue, Lauren Grossman

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Determinants of Housing Prices in Pittsylvania County, Jason Hall

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The Development of an Effective Water-Soluble Receptor for Pyrene Derivative Dyes, Ashley Longstreet

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A Cross-Sectional Study of Infant Mortality Rates between Countries, Katelyn E. May

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All- Star Sports Honors Analysis, Daniel Reed

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A Model of Voluntary Turnover for New Hires in State Government, Reese M. Thompson

Theses/Capstones from 2009

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Modeling Brain Injury: Expression of Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein in Stretch-Injured Astrocytes, Lindsey Cooke

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Jubal Early’s Trains: The Battle of Lynchburg in Historical Memory, John G. Marks

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Assessing the Effectiveness of E-Recruitment Efforts in State Government, Joseph Orenstein

Theses/Capstones from 2008

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Small Business Success: What Works and What Fails, Scott Decker

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Heroes: A Realistic Depiction of Heroism, Cheryl’Lynn Joost

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Perceived Random Leader Selection in Work Groups, Daniel Marsh

Theses/Capstones from 2007

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The Silent Killer: HIV/AIDS among African American Women, Marcia Bennett

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Mathematical Methods in Composing Melodies, Thomas Brown

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A Study of Lars-Erik Larsson and his Contributions to Trombone Repertoire, Thomas S. Brown

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The Effect of Cyber Harassment and Sex on Self-Esteem and Depression, Ashley M. Case

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The Effectiveness of Shoulder Injury Assessment Techniques: Analyzing the Occurrences of False Positives, Alec Cianfichi

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Family Stories as Indicators of the Family Dynamic, Allison Clarkson

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Immigration Reform in America: Past, Present, and Future, Thaddeus Coffman

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Pay and Performance: Among 100 Best U.S. Companies to Work For, Omair Mahmood Faisal

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A Musical Poet: Themes in the Lieder of Robert Schumann’s Year of Song, Mary H. Harkrader

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A Study Of Robert Schumann’s Liederkreis Op.39: Tracing Themes Of Nature From Poetry To Music, Mary H. F. Harkrader

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Teacher Perceptions Of Bullying Prevention: A Comparative Analysis of Teacher Perceptions of Bullying Prevention Programs, Diana Howell

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The Development of a GC/MS Protocol for the Analysis of Polysaccharides in Echinacea purpurea, Michaela Knapp

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Frankenstein: Man or Monster?, Leigh P. Mackintosh

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A Study of Charles-Auguste de Beriot and his Contributions to the Violin, Leigh P. Mackintosh

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Lies Breathed Through Silver: Mythological Constructs in Tolkien’s Works, Joshua McCrowell

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A Study of Robert Schumann and his Impact on the German Song Cycle, Melissa A. Mills

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The Perceived Effects of Increased Fuel Prices, Sean O'Roark

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Perceived Desirability of Given Names: Identifying a Relationship Between Given Names and Associated Personality Traits, Ellen D. Parks

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Exercise Adherence: Motivational Factors Influencing Exercise Adherence and Fitness Level, Justin Recklau