Northern Michigan University Master's Theses

This is an electronic repository of the intellectual output of Northern Michigan University Master's graduates and provides an organized way to preserve theses in a digital format .

Graduate students can submit their thesis by clicking on the Submit Research button on the left hand side of the screen, filling out the required form and attaching their document.   Before submitting please review the Policies and Submission Guidelines pages.  In addition, make sure your thesis follows the formatting requirements specified in The Northern Michigan University Guide to the Preparation of Theses.

For information regarding NMU Theses, please contact thesis@nmu.edu.

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Theses from 2015

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The Effects of High Intensity Intermittent Exercise in Normobaric Hypoxia on Aerobic Capacity and Body Composition in Overweight and Obese Sedentary Adults, Max W. Adolphs

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16-Bit Ghouls: A Novella, Alyssa M. Bersine

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WHITE SPRUCE (PICEA GLAUCA), MOOSE (ALCES ALCES) AND THE ORIGIN OF A ZOOTIC DISCLIMAX COMMUNITY ON ISLE ROYALE, Stephen C. Caird

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A COHORT STUDY INVESTIGATING AUTOANTIBODY LEVELS DURING AND AFTER INFECTION WITH INFLUENZA A VIRUS, Michelle Collins

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STOMACH CONTENT ANALYSIS OF BOTULISM-AFFECTED BIRDS IN LAKE MICHIGAN, David A. Essian

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PEDAGOGICAL PRAXIS IN AN AGE OF PRIVATIZATION: THE CONTRADICTION OF CHARTER SCHOOLS, Tracy D. Haack

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With the Light Caught Between, Albert M. Jacoby

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All Feathers and Attitude, Virginia MacDonald

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Not One Without Water, Rebecca A. Pelky

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Past the Edge of the Forest, Emily M. Suess

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Not So Magical: Issues with Racism, Classism, and Ideology in Harry Potter, Tiffany L. Walters

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"Compulsion": The Fictionalization of the Leopold-Loeb Case and the Struggle for Creative Control of "The Crime of the Century", Maria L. Zambrana

Theses from 2014

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THE EFFECT OF NALTREXONE ON NICOTINE-INDUCED CONDITIONED PLACE PREFERENCE IN RATS, Jonathan M. Adams

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VISUAL CUES EFFECTS ON TEMPERATURE PERCEPTION, Carrie Anne Balcer

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The Perceived Demands of CrossFit, Bryanne N. Bellovary

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ANTIDEPRESSANT EFFECTS OF THE NTS1 AGONIST PD149163 IN THE FORCED SWIM TEST, Lawrence Carey IV

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EFFECTS OF LEPTIN ON ESTABLISHED GLIOBLASTOMA CELL LINES, Nicholas J. Cook

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To Soar Above the Apple Grove: Stories, Emily V. Doseck

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ACUTE EFFECTS OF LONG DISTANCE RUNNING ON C-REACTIVE PROTEIN AND ARTERIAL STIFFNESS, Bridget E. Durocher

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HUMAN CENTERED DESIGN APPLIED TO PERCEPTUAL PARADIGMS, Jonathan T. Fancher

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Seasonal Roads, Lynn K. Fay

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Framing Identity: Repudiating the Ideal in Chicana Literature, Michael A. Flores

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THE EFFECT OF WINTER VERSUS SUMMER RUNNING ON LOWER EXTREMITY MUSCULOSKELETAL INJURY RATE IN RECREATIONAL RUNNERS, Elizabeth Frieseke

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SHIFTING SPACES IN DIGITAL RHETORIC: EPHEMERA IN THE AGE OF INFINITE MEMORY, Geoffrey Gimse

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Endophytic Actinomycetes as potential agents to control common scab of potatoes, Alaxandra A. Goodman

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Libraries in Battle: An Analysis of the Image of the Library in Texts by Swift, Borges, and Sloan, Elyssa M. Gould

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LEAVING NORMAL, Genean Anne Granger

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War and Return, Alexander Gubbins

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CHARACTERIZATION OF VARYING LOCAL WINTER STREAM HABITAT AND ITS IMPACT ON COLDWATER FISHES, Jesse J. Haavisto

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Diet Analysis of Burbot from Eastern Lake Michigan: 1999-2012, Casey J. Hares

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This Is the Dream-Freeze, Timothy B. Johnston

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Trends in Juvenile Delinquency, David L. Jones Mr.

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THE EFFECTS OF INDIVIDUALIZED, STUDENT-SELECTED SPELLING LISTS ON ELEMENTARY STUDENT LEARNING AND MOTIVATION, Andrea N. Kleinpaste

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"Why don't you speak ordinary English?" she said coldly: Linguistic Rebellion in "The Prussian Officer" and Lady Chatterley's Lover, Nicole R. Koroch

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IDENTIFICATION OF HCMV UL97 IN GBM CELL LINES AND A POSSIBLE ROLE FOR GANCICLOVIR, Thomas McFall

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Around the Table, Rachel E. Mills

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Her Body Breathes Into Mine, Zarah C. Moeggenberg

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MOVEMENT BREAKS: THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PHYSICAL MOVEMENT ON KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS’ RECALL OF ADDITION FACTS, Erika L. Morrison

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SOMEWHERE AMONGST THE ASHES, Keith Rebec

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Plant Community Development of Isle Royale's Moose-Spruce Savannas, Michael C. Rotter

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DISASTER SALSA, Linda A. H. Sirois

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EBBINGHAUS ILLUSION IN TOUCH AS EVIDENCE FOR THE TWO STREAM PERCEPTION-ACTION HYPOTHESIS, Erin R. Smith

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SEED BANK DYNAMICS WITHIN A METAPOPULATION FRAMEWORK: A STUDY OF AN ANT-DISPERSED SPECIES, Emily E. Sprengelmeyer

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A PHYLOGENETIC REEVALUATION OF THE GENUS GAVIA (AVES: GAVIIFORMES) USING NEXT-GENERATION SEQUENCING, Quentin D. Sprengelmeyer

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PERCEPTIONS OF OPEN-ENDED ART BY FOURTH-GRADE STUDENTS AND THEIR TEACHER, Amanda M. Swanson

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CHARACTERIZATION OF HCMV-ENCODED CHEMOKINE RECEPTOR US28 TRANSDUCED MSU1.1 HUMAN FIBROBLAST CELLS, Danielle R. VanBeckum

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HAPTIC AND EXOSKELETON DEVICES FOR NEUROREHABILITATION OF UPPER LIMB PARALYSIS: A STATE OF ART AND A NIGHT LANDING TASK, Samantha Renee Wagner

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In a Relative Way, Gabriel W. Waskiewicz

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Where I Belong, Joy E. Weitzel