MA Theses

2017

Jared Adams.  “Predicting Gun Ownership in America:  Birth Cohort, Political Views, and Attitudes Towards Gun Control Legislation.”  June 2017.  Thesis Chair:  Dr. David Gay.

Ketty Fernandez.  “Keep Your Thoughts off My Body:  Social Attitudes Toward Rape-Related Abortions.  May 2017.  Thesis Chair:  Dr. Lin Huff-Corzine.

Christopher Guido.  “Abortion attitudes and subjective religiosity: Examining a Fourfold Typology.”  June 2017.  Thesis Chair:  Dr. David Gay.

Corey Pomykacz.  “Sexual Violence Victimization and Prescription Drug Misuse: An Analysis Using General Strain Theory .”  June 2017.  Thesis Chair:  Dr. Jason Ford.

Emily Rosenbaum.  “Yeah, I’m A Girl.  I Play Video Games.  Identity Work of Collegiate Women Gamers.”  June 2017.  Thesis Chair:  Dr. Amanda Anthony.

Rhena South.  “Understanding Arson Through Community Resilience.”  June 2017.  Thesis Chair: Dr. Jay Corzine.

Alec Szalewski.  “Female Offenders of IPH: Victim, Offender, and Case Characteristics.”  June 2017.  Thesis Chair:  Dr. Lin Huff-Corzine.

Jessica Valentin.  “Then and Now: Using Syllabi to Shape the College Classroom.”  June 2017.  Thesis Chair:  Dr. Elizabeth Grauerholz.

Alexis Yohros.  “Dating Violence Victimization and Substance Use: Do Genes Play a Role?”  June. 2017.  Thesis Chair:  Dr. Jason Ford.

2016

Alexandra Warner. “”Chasing “Plan A”: Identity Development of First-Generation College Student-Athletes.” May 2016. Thesis Chair: Dr. Amanda Anthony.

J. Dillon Caldwell. “Emotional Labor and Identity Management Among HIV Counselors and Testers.” August 2016. Thesis Chair: Dr. Amanda Anthony.

C. Doug Charles. “Keeping Quiet: Investigating the Maintenance and Policing of Male-dominated Gaming Space.” August 2016. Thesis Chair: Dr. Adam Pritchard.

Lynette Coto. “Extracurricular Activities and Substance Use Among Adolescents: A Test of Social Control and Social Learning Theory.” August 2016. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jason Ford.

Michelle Craske. “Battle on the Homefront: An Auto Ethnographic Perspective on Domestic Violence.” August 2016. Thesis Chair: Dr. Lin Huff-Corzine.

Brielle Francis. “The Female Human Trafficker.” August 2016. Thesis Chair: Dr. Lin Huff-Corzine.

Michelle Parra. “An Examination of Domestic Violence Perpetration: A Further Look into the Gender Symmetry Debate.” August 2016. Thesis Chair: Dr. Amy Reckdenwald.

Diego Plaza. “The Gold Wrapper Standard: An Investigation into the Preference for Larger Condoms.” August 2016. Thesis Chair: Dr. Liz Grauerholz.

Dean Short. “SuperWhoLock: An Analysis of Subculture in a Microblogging Setting.” August 2016. Thesis Chair: Dr. Liz Grauerholz.

Claudine Turner. “Making the Invisible Visible: Exploring the Experiences of Black Male Professionals in Postsecondary Education.” August 2016. Thesis Chair: Dr. Liz Grauerholz.

Omar Villarreal. “The Ontological Sociology of Cryptocurrency: A Theoretical Exploration of Bitcoin.” August 2016. Thesis Chair: Dr. David Gay.

2015

Rachael McCrosky. “Experiences of Stigma During Sexual Healthcare Visits: A Qualitative Study of Non-monogamous Women.” May 2015. Thesis Chair: Dr. Shannon Carter.

Nicole Stark. “Millennials Making Meanings: Constructions of Sexual Harassment Regarding Gender and Power by Generation Y” May 2015. Thesis Chair: Dr. Liz Grauerholz.

Sarah King. “The Disobedient Prisoner: A Racial Comparison of the Level of Punishment Prescribed to Inmates for Rule Violations.”August 2015. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jay Corzine.

Chelsea Nordham. “Report Construction When Domestic Violence Surrounds or Involves Children” August 2015. Thesis Chair: Dr. Adam Pritchard

Sarah Sacra. “Les Temps Roulent: An Analysis of Emergency medical and Police Response Times to Shootings and Lethality in New Orleans” August 2015. Thesis Co-Chairs: Drs. Jay Corzine & Lin Huff-Corzine.

Jolene Vincent. “Domestic Violence & No-Drop Policies: Doing More Harm Than Good?” August 2015. Thesis Chair: Dr. Huff-Corzine.

Kayla Ward. “American Indian Homicide: A County-level Analysis Utilizing Social Disorganization Theory Revisited” August 2015. Thesis Chair: Dr. Amy Reckdenwald.

Brittanni Wyatt. “Media Coverage and the Ferguson Unrest.” December 2015. Thesis Chair: Dr. David Gay.

Nikilaus Wycha. “It’s a Conspiracy: Motivated Reasoning and Conspiracy Ideation in the Rejection of Climate Change” August 2015. Thesis Chair. Dr. Amanda Anthony.