Theses from 2020


Earthworm Cover Crop Habitat Preference, Paige Baisley


Rural Economic Development in the Mid-Atlantic Region: Developing a Place-Sensitive Plan for the Region, Dustin Bishop


Using Schlieren Optics To Visualize Ultrasonic Standing Waves In Acoustic Levitation, Ming-Hua Chang


The (In)Convenient Truth: Exploring Waidner-Spahr Library as a Repository for Books, Scholars & whiteness, Sierra Climaco


Symbolic Protest and Creating Community: The Resilience of Las Madres de Plaza de Mayo, Cailey Cummins


Examining Impacts of Climate Change on Cultural Resource Management in Pennsylvania, Olivia Ellard

Humor and the Absurd, Austin Fuller


A Colombian Peace: Impartial Ceasefires and Protected Reintegration Processes, Isiah Godoy


Distortion, Contortion, Disorientation, Manipulation, Exploration, Inspiration: Experiments with Space and Form in Painting, Sarah House


Georgia at a Crossroads: Balancing Western Aspirations, Russian Influences & Internal Divisions, Grace Ingle


Turkish Foreign Policy toward Russia: Kemalism, Neo-Ottomanism & the Transition Out of Empire (1923-2020), Grace Ingle

The 17th Century Origins of 19th and 20th Century Radical Thought, Drew Kaplan


Yo Sé Perder. Pero, Ay, Cómo Me Duele, Zoe JM Kiefreider

Biogeochemical Cycling of Methane in Icelandic Glacial Melt, Rachel Krewson


Moroccan Jewish Popular Belief, Joshua Lesser


Delegate or Trustee? Preferences of Representation for School Board Members and Constituents, Sarah Lutz


Resettlement and Resistance: A Critique of Classification and Social Domination Using Refugee and Host-Community Oral Histories, Ethan Mayer-Rich


The Body as Enemy: Patriarchy and Women’s Acts of Gender Violence, Alana Richards


Una donna contro il patriarcato: Gli spazi simbolici nel romanzo di Sibilla Aleramo, Natura Sant Foster


"I must laugh or die:" the Satirical Feminism of Katherine Mansfield's "Bliss" and Other Stories, Audrey Schlimm


“To Be or Not to Be”: Paradoxical Representations of Women in LUCE News Broadcasts and “White Telephone” Films during the Fascist Ventennio, Sophia Scorcia


Coherentist Theories of Epistemic Justification, Nicholas Serensits


Ascribing Knowledge: An Approved Reliable Methods Account, Xiaoyu Su

Embattled Enforcement: U.S. Commissioners and the Failures of the Fugitive Slave Law, 1850-1854, Cooper Wingert


K-Pop Connection: Maintaining Fandom Loyalty in K-Pop and V Live, Amanda Xiong

Using 3D Printing Techniques for Prototyping Absorbers for Solar Air Heaters, Olivia Young

Theses from 2019

Agroecology and Critical Pedagogy: Contributions to Resistance in a Rural Community in Ceará, Brazil, Daniela Aldrich

Politics of Memory and the Escrache in Post Dictatorship Argentina, Jaqueline Amezcua


Ladies' Room: Women's Space in Women's Literature, Maia Baker


Beyond Scared Straight: Shucking and Jiving in a New Age, Janaiya Banks

Microwave-Assisted Hydrogenolysis and Elimination of Cysteine Perfluoroaryl Thioethers, Taylor Bednar


The Role of Fos and JunB in the Reprogramming of Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cells, Kayla Bendinelli

The Role of EGR in the Genetic Reprogramming of Human Leukemia Cells, Shannon Bonner

Investigation of Lead Isotopes and Trace Metals as Particulate Contaminant Tracers and Chronostratigraphic Markers for Lake Sediments in Lake Lacawac, Northeastern Pennsylvania, Kendra Bonsey

Developing Into an Impostor: The Role of Intergroup Contact and Achievement Motivation among Students of Color, Meg Booth

El Matrimonio Como Contrato Familiar: El Codigo Civil Chileno y Martin Rivas, Michael Borsch

The Silencing of Anita Hill and Dr. Blasely Ford: An Examination of Gendered Language Differences in Cases of Sexual Misconduct, Sarah Campbell


Dynamics of the Taylor Series Approximation of the Dixon Elliptic Functions, Mengting Chao

Empirical Evaluation of Low-Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs) for Internet of Things, Adam Cogen

Lead Isotopes and Trace Metals as Indicators of Terrestrial Contaminant Sources Associated with Browning in Lake Giles, PA, Allison Curley

A Characterization of Critical Zone Architecture and Near-Surface Seismic Anisotropy in Oregon Ridge Park, MD, Benjamin Eppinger


Jose de Acosta's Middle Ground: Negotiating the Religious and Economic Motives of the Spanish Conquest in the Sixteenth Century, Caitlin Filiato

Relating Diatom Community Shifts to Environmental Change in Icelandic Freshwater Lakes, Lydia Fox

Dictatorship and Trauma in the Dominican Republic, Keisy Germosen


Gender Formation in Childhood and Masculinities at Dickinson College, Courtney Gistaro

Keep Up Signifyin(g): Black Boys' Revision, Repetition, and Response to Censored Speech, Quadrese Glass


The Genocide that Everyone Should Have Seen Coming: How the Cameroon Anglophone Crisis Extends Colonial Forces of Domination and Consent, Selena Gould


Charles de Gaulle and the “Forever Abandoned”: Conceptualizations of Empire and French Identity, Julien Herpers

Evaluating the Effectiveness of the 2014 Chinese Hukou Reform, Adam Huang

Foreigners Among Their Own Kinsmen—How Tibetan Catholic Communities Survive and Thrive in the Tibetan Regions Along the Yunnan-Tibetan Borders, Michael Huang

Design, Construction, and Performance Testing of the RD-SAH, Julia Huddy


Second Language and Cultural Training for Early Childhood Education: Design, Practice, Impact, Jules Isacson

Active Reduction of Heat Losses Through the Glazing of a Solar Air Heater, Sophie Kirkman


Numerical Analysis of Nonlinear Localized Modes in Virbrational and Magnetic Lattices, Hieu Le


Venit, Vidit, Vicit, Scripsit: Caesar's Conscious Manipulations in His Commentarii, Seth Levin

Soil, Adelgids, and the Health of Eastern Hemlock Trees, Yeuli Liang


#MeToo Means Who?: Shining a Light on the Darkness A Rhetorical Analysis of Inclusivity and Exclusivity within the #MeToo Movement, Meaghan McBride

Bifurcation, Symmetry Breaking, and Synchronization in a Coupled-Logistic Map Circuit, Houssem Mhiri

Self-Adaptive Chaotic Mutation Operators in Evolutionary Computation, Daniel Ngo


Great Awakening (an oratorio), Sam Phelps

The Effects of Dissolved Organic Carbon on Methane Cycling in Lakes, Madie Ritter

Can the Impact of Singular Events and Climate be Separated on Outlet Glaciers? A Study of Gigjokull, Steinholtsjokull and Kaldaklifsjokull on Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland, Karuna Sah


Is Winning a Necessity for Financial Success in the Cycling Industry, Grant Shearer


Cue the AABA Jokes: The American Association of Physical Anthropologists as a Case Study for the Changing Culture of Higher Academia, Caroline Snyder

Nutzung sozialer Medien in Deutschland: die Dreiecksbeziehung von Technologie, Geschichte und Freundschaft., Ben Soder


Deliberative Democracy in the #MeToo Era: A Chance to Reconcile?, Emma Spector

James Miller McKim and the Abolitionists' Civil War, Becca Stout

Iconocentric Mysticism in Byzantine Christianity and South Asian Religions, Holden Sweger

Climate Change and Local Governments: A Case Study in Pennsylvania Water Management and Planning, Olivia Termini

"No Negro could be a United States Citizen": Black American Citizenship and In-between Spaces in the Works of Sutton Griggs and Frances E.W. Harper, Naji Thompson


Maypole Braids: An Analysis Using the Annular Braid Group, Moyi Tian

The Role of Methanotrophs in Aquatic Food Webs, Josie Verter

Traveling and Transformed Bodies: Reconceptualizing Leprosy in Late-Qing Literature (1848-1909), Min Xie

The Line between the Parent and the Child: An Analysis of the Complications Caused by Drug Addiction in the Dependency System, Michaela Zanis

Changes in Forest Fungal Communities With Respect to Eastern Hemlock Abundance, Ilana Zeitzer

Theses from 2018

Secure and Lightweight Communication in Heterogeneous IoT Environments, Jake Beley

Carbon Dioxide-Induced C-Fos Expression in Central Respiratory Chemoreceptors and Development of Respiratory Behavior in Embryonic Mice, Jessica Bell

Reprogramming Leukemia Cells Toward Cell Cycle Arrest, Grace Crossland

Touch in Sexual Encounters: Perceptions of Partners’ Consent, Katherine DeBroeck

Double-Slit Interference with Partially-Coherent Light, Natalie Ferris


Quantifying Shortening in the Juniata Culmination, PA: Insights from a Balanced Cross Section Incorporating Observations at the Grain-, Outcrop- and Map-Scale, James Fisher

Size distribution in eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) populations, Cumberland Valley, Pennsylvania, Nicholas Gabuzda

The Taming of the Yeast: Domestication of Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Saccharomyces paradoxus Yeasts, Courtney Gamache

In the Hands of Its Mothers: Georgia Swift King, Temperance, and the Challenges of African American Progressivism, Sarah Goldberg

Probing the tetrameric structure of Leishmania major Pteridine Reductase (PTR1) with point mutations and interface-derived peptides, Meredith Johnson


Explaining the Referent of “We”: An Explanatory Answer to Olsen’s Question, John Leibundgut

Echándole ganas: Identity and Resilience in Oral Histories of Women of Mexican Descent at Dickinson College, Elizabeth Marin


Knowledge (of) Reproduction: Examining the Role of the Alternative Female Healer in Contemporary Caregiving in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the U.S., Julia Mercer

Plant communities in eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) stands impacted by hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae), Cheyenne Moore

Effects of Armed Conflict on Women's Political Participation: A Study of Selected Civil Wars in the Arab World., Celina Natzic

Construction of Washington, D.C. and Modern Paris: Cultural Ideologies Reflected in Capital Cities, Jillian Paffenbarger

Separating Church and State: A Comparative Legal Analysis of Religious Freedom in France and the United States, Jillian Paffenbarger

Reaching for the Stars: Fictional Women, Female Researchers, and the Importance of Role Models in Japan’s Aerospace Fields, Leigh Anne Parrott

"The War Is or Isn’t Over, But Coffee Still Brews”: The Salvadoran Civil War, Transnational Migration, and Navigating Legacies of Trauma in Javier Zamora’s Unaccompanied, Janel Pineda

Selective reactions of cysteine perfluoroaryl thioethers, Allison Resnikoff


The Role of MafB in Reversing the Transformed Phenotype of Human Acute Myeloid Leukemia Cells, Tulley Shofner

Characterizing expression of the protein Yorkie in the Drosophila embryo, Sadie Signorella

Impacts of insect growth regulator pesticides on populations of beneficial dung beetles in Pennsylvania agroecosystems, Kayla Simpson

Russian ikan’e and akan’e in Learners with L1 American English, Allison Stroyan

Self and Service: The Grounds of the Engaged Spirituality of Thomas Merton and Thich Nhat Hanh, Christian Sweger