This is a collection of works authored by students at Minnesota State University, Mankato.


Theses/Dissertations from 2018


The Direction of Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them, Donald Hart

Ackermann Testing, Christopher Harteau


"We Considered Ourselves a Team:" A View of Co-teaching from the Perspectives of Graduate Teaching Assistants and Students, Alyssa Harter


Isolation and Onboarding: Gender Bias in Aviation Training Documents, William Hart

Biocompatibility of Hydroxyapatite and Cobalt-Chrome Alloys, Mehedi Hasan, Bethany Haus, and Eryn Zuiker

Investigation of Maximum Operating Voltage of a Van de Graaff Accelerator, Oishik Hasan and Lukas Halberg


Improving Mathematical Skill: The Perceptions of Rural Minnesota Mathematics Educators, Michael Haskins

The Effects of Mandibular Orthopedic Re-Positioning Appliances on Resistance Training Performance in College-Aged Men, Michaela Hauer and Jason Hoerle

Self-Healing Concrete, Taylor Hedberg


The Experience of Microaggressions within Cross-Racial Videoconferencing Supervision: A Case Study, Jamie Hedin

Raul Herrera and Gordon Ip, University of Nebraska Omaha, 2018 Duo Interpretation Event, Raul Herrera and Gordon Ip

Does Chronic Dieting Lower Resting Energy Expenditure Below that Estimated by Predictive Equations, Thereby Increasing an Individual's Risk of Becoming Overweight or Obese?, Elizabeth Herrick, Brenna Oberg, and Elizabeth Rummel

Cellulose Insulation, Zachery Heyne


The Efficacy of Best Management Practices on Peak Discharge and Contaminant Loads in Agricultural Drainage Systems, Blue Earth River Watershed, South-Central Minnesota, USA, Zach Hilgendorf


Agricultural Intensification in the Midwest: Impacts on Regional Surface Humidity, Andrew Hill

Correlation of Calmodulin Susceptibility and Cardiac Arrhythmia Mutations, Amanda Hinde

An Educationally Relevant Investigation of Spaced Practice, Brittney Hjelmeland

Sophie Honeyman, Bradley University, 2018 Communication Analysis Event, Sophie Honeyman

Increasing Air Flow Velocity at Low-Mid RPMs in a Restricted Engine, Mitchell Hribar and Khansaa Myran

Greg Huber and Matt Friedhoff, Bradley University, 2018 Duo Interpretation Event, Greg Huber and Matt Friedhoff


Effective Characteristics of Rural English Learner Programs, Sarah Huseby

Sustainability in Art, Sarah Huttner


Bullying in Senior Living Facilities: Resident Perspectives, Kathryn Ira


Self-Disclosure, Gender, and Patient Satisfaction in the Doctor-Patient Relationship, Khadiza Tul Jannat


A Study of the Soft Skills that Contribute to the Success of Newly Graduated Business Students in the Workplace, Promeet Jaswant Singh

Validating the Instructional Hierarchy, Courtney Jensen and Stephanie Winter

Comparing and Contrasting Accredited School Psychology Programs, Megan Johnson

Native American Women in Media, Amber Jones

Subcellular Localization of FAM171B in Mouse Neurons, Brooke Jones


Brooke Jones Honors Portfolio, Brooke Taylor Jones

Effects of Fiber Percentage and Orientation on Fixtures Manufactured by Nylon-Carbon Fiber 3D Printing, Jacob Jones and Travis Goss

Antibiotic Resistant Escherichia coli (E. coli) in Minneopa Creek Collected During Two Storm Events in 2017, Melissa Jones and Caitlin Flynn


Across an Ecotone: An Analysis of Late Prehistoric Artifacts from Southern Minnesota, Jamison M. Jordan

Recovery and Coping: Evaluating the Role of Personal Resources in Police Communications Work, Patrick Josh, Alison Miotke, and Ana Jacome

Suchinder Kalyan, University of Texas at Austin, 2018 Impromptu Speaking Event, Suchinder Kalyan

Suchinder Kalyan, University of Texas at Austin, 2018 Informative Speaking Event,, Suchinder Kalyan

Air Kamal, Wiley College, 2018 Poetry Interpretation Event, Air Kamal

College Students' Perceptions of Sex Work and Sex Trafficking, Gretah Kangas and Sedona Kintz

Population Modeling for the Reintroduction of Mexican Gray Wolves as Predators to Decrease the Feral Hog Populations in the Southern United States (i.e. Texas), John Kauphusman


Population modeling for the reintroduction of Mexican gray wolves as predators to decrease the feral hog population in the Southern United States., John H. Kauphusman III

Mineralogical and Elemental Composition of Carbonaceous Meteorite Allende by Micro-Raman Spectroscopy and SEM/EDS, Rohil Kayastha


The Costume Design of Little Women the Musical, Emily Kimball

Expression of Follistatin-Like 1 (Fstl1) in the Cochlea: A Potential Deafness Gene, Eunwon Kim and Lauren Hesser


Race, Stigma, and the Politics of Black Girls Hair, Vanessa King


The Effects of a Cognitive Training Program for Cognitively Intact Older Adults, Caroline Kinskey

Academic and Non-Academic Stress of College Students Enrolled in Physical Activity Classes, Lauren Kizlik

Aaron Klein, University of Florida, 2018 Extemporaneous Speaking Event, Aaron Klein

Effect of Non-Nutritive Sweeteners (Artificial Sweeteners) and Nutritive Sweeteners on Fat Mass (FM) and Fat Free Mass (FFM) in Rats, Jill Knepprath


The McClelland Site (21GD258) and the Oneota Tradition in the Red Wing Region, Jasmine Koncur

The Language of Signage, Berry Kone

Evaluating Public Speaking Performance: A Quest to Discover an Empirically-Supported Public Speaking Task, Quincey Krein

YWCA - Ready to Learn Program Review and Data Analysis Project, Quincey Krein and Linh Hoang

The Impacts of UV-B Radiation and Litter Placement on the Microbe Community Structure of Typha angustifolia Detritus., Kaitlyn Kuehn

Sex Trafficking and Misleading Research: A Critical Analysis, Elliott Kunerth and Kelsi Pettit


The Criminalization of Poverty: The Impact of Cash Bail System on Black Women in New Orleans, Salome Kushindana

Impact of Recreational Activity Before Literacy Intervention with Elementary Students, Emily LaCasse and Meghan Gavin


The Vendor in a Retail Setting: A Survey, Jesse LaPorte


Gender Differences in Development Center Performance in a Healthcare Organization, Samuel Lawson


An Examination of Inattentional Blindness in Law Enforcement, Gregory Lee


Anxiety Reduction in Pregnancy Subsequent to Perinatal Loss, Jessica Lemker


Augmentation of Music, Kyle Lenzen


Assessing Historical Planform Channel Change in an Altered Watershed with Quantification of Error and Uncertainty Present in a GIS/Aerial Photography-based Analysis; Case Study: Minnesota River, Minnesota, USA., Devon Libby


The Sex/Gender Distinction in Contemporary Gender and Women's Studies Introductory Textbooks, Kyle Lighty

Comprehensive Modelling of the Microwave Plasma Biomass Gasification Process Utilizing the COMSOL Multi-Physics Platform, Benjamin Lindquist, Gustavo Lahoud, Tressa Marquardt, and Carl Hobus

Branden Lindsey, William Carey University, 2018 Program Oral Interpretation Event, Branden Lindsey


Operational Research: Multi-Period Stowage Policies Within a Multi-Zone Storage Framework., Joseph Loeffler


More than Cracking Backs: Exploring Patient-Careers in Chiropractic Care, Timothy J. Loney

Communicative Strategies: Usage and Factors Among People with Severe Aphasia, Jordyn Ludemann and Elayna Howton

Applying Tootling to Special Education, Jenna Macziewski


Patterns of Trematode Distribution from Hosts Collected at Lake Winnibigoshish, Minnesota, Scott Malotka


Creating the Role of O'Brien in 1984, Andoni Marinos

The Importance of Leader Confidence for Group Member Satisfaction, Natosha McClain

A Comparison of Mindfulness Techniques to Reduce Anxiety in a University Setting, Brennah McCorkell


What Happens Now? Coaching and Leading Following a Student-Athlete Death - A Phenomenological Study, Peter McGahey


Case Study: Hearing the Collective Student Voice in Online Courses, Caroline McGowan


Using the Health Belief Model to assess Undergraduate College Students Knowledge and Perceptions of Human Papillomavirus in Order to Better Understand Vaccine Intentions, Kelly McMahon

Steroid Hormone Induced Plasticity in the Forebrain Region of Green Anole Lizards, Kyle Mercer and Mohamed Alhuwaish


Band Filling and Temperature Effects on Electrical Conductivity in Strongly Correlated Hybridized Electron Systems, Dylan T. Meyer

Adelina Mitchell, George Mason University, 2018 After Dinner Speaking Event, Adelina Mitchell

Adelina Mitchell and Danielle Hahami, George Mason University, 2018 Duo Interpretation Event, Adelina Mitchell and Danielle Hahami


Car-less Cities, Maryam Moeinian


Moderate Resistance in "A Call for Unity": A Historical Perspective on Martin Luther King Jr.’s Prison Epistle, Noah D. Moore

Sam Moore, Western Kentucky University, 2018 Prose Interpretation Event, Sam Moore

Madison Morrissette, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2018 Extemporaneous Speaking Event, Madison Morrissette

Exploring How Recreation Impacts Behavior and Outcomes of Literacy Intervention, Madison Mueller and Mackenzie McCarthy

Vascular Morphology in Normotensive and Hypertensive Rat Eyes, Hannah Murphy and Keshari Sudasinghe


Modeling of Small-Scale Wind Power System with Virtual Synchronous Generator, Sahithi Nannapaneni

Lily Nellans, Western Kentucky University, 2018 Informative Speaking Event, Lily Nellens

Lily Nellens, Western Kentucky University, 2018 Impromptu Speaking Event, Lily Nellens

Brittany Neloms, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2018 Dramatic Interpretation Event, Brittany Neloms

The Effects of Foreign Trade on Real Wages: The Case of the United States and Canada, Matthew Nemitz


MISFITS, Hanna Newman


The Effects of Surface Albedo and Initial Lignin Concentration on Photodegradation of Sorghum Bicolor Litter, Joshua Niere

Personal Identity, Omoleso Ogunnowo


Omoleso Ogunnowo Honors Portfolio, Omoleso Ruth Ogunnowo


Assessment of Stress Related Issues and Coping Mechanisms among College Students, Emeka Okoro

Bromoxynil Octanoate Affect on Bacterium Acidovorax facilis, Erik Olson

Racial Microaggression and Discrimination: The Experiences of a Muslim African Female Immigrant, Ayan Omar

Dissecting the Role of Serum Growth Hormone in the Regulation of Brain Igf-1, Anjola Onadipe and Madison Onadipe

Abigail Onwunali, University of Texas at Austin, 2018 Dramatic Interpretation Event, Abigail Onwunali