The Honors Program Theses series publishes theses written by students completing the Honors Degree Program at Rollins College. Graduates of the Program receive a distinct and separate undergraduate degree, Artium Baccalaureus Honoris, the Honors Bachelor of Arts Degree.

Print copies of Honors Program Theses dating prior to 2014 are available in the Rollins College Archives, and can be found through Olin Library's online catalog: http://www.rollins.edu/library/find/findbooks.html.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Raising the Abortion Question: An Examination of The Moral Permissibility of Abortion, Sydney Brown

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Comparing interrelated stress measures to differentiate acute and chronic stress in urban freshwater turtles, Katherine Caldwell

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The Fool's Journey and Other Stories, Kendall Clarke

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The Future of Living: Exploring Sustainable Residential Developments Through A Case Study Analysis of The Sustainable City Dubai, Carys Davidson-Huxley

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A Comparison Study: The Shift in Chinese Youth’s Values, Jiayi Ding

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Workings of Theocracy: The Historical Function and Modern Applicability of Charitable Endowments, Nuh Elalaoui

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Representing CFAM's Visitors: Participatory Action Research Approach, Lindsay Fulop

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Environmental Education Program for Preschoolers, Kaela Gaylord

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A Customizable Speech Practice Application for People Who Stutter, Eric Grimm and Nikola Vuckovic

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Kant the Buddhist: An Analysis of Kantian Ethics, Metaphysics, and Philosophy of Religion in the Context of Christianity and Buddhism, Whitney Grimm

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Antimicrobial Activity of Silver(I) Cyanoximates Against Streptococcus mutans UA159 Planktonic Growth and Biofilm Formation, Sarah Hameer

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Asymmetry in Mie scattering by a homogeneous sphere, Samuel Hanna

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Antisemitism in American Society: The Rise of White Nationalism and Discrimination in the Trump Era of Politics, Eliane Heller

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Convergent Synthesis of Anaephene B, Megan Johnson

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Johan Sebastian Bach and his Cello Suites II and V: An Audio and Visual Analysis of Cello Suites II and V, Samuel Konkol

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Entropy in Music: An Analysis of Shape Note Music in Terms of Information Entropy, Kyle Major

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Synthesis of a Series of Ag(I)-NHC Complexes for Future Antibacterial Studies, Alyssa Malto

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Voter Rationality in the United States, Asael Marvel

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Losing Yourself: Cults, Greeks, and Sociological Theories of Self and Identity, Emma Morgan

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Conceptualizing the Cult Classification: The Structural Impacts of Mainstream Anti-Cult Ideology, Caitlyn Patel

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Microtubule stability balances kinesin-mediated cholinergic signaling in C. elegans, Isabella Porter

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Machine Ethics, Ethics for Machines: Context-Based Modeling for Machines Making Ethical Decisions, Jaysa Ramirez

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Cayley Map Embeddings of Complete Graphs, Miriam Scheinblum

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Purification and Activity Analysis of a Highly Active Recombinant Catalase from Psychrophilic Bacterium Psychrobacter cryohaloentis, Andrew Stewart

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IPV at the Margins: Conceptualizing Gaps in the Survivor Safety Net for Lower-Income Black Women, Cristina Toppin

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Telehealth During COVID-19: A Look at Healthcare Providers’ Experiences, Sabrina Webb

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The Impact of Covid-19 and the Lockdown on the UK Economy, Elliot Wylie

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Convergent Synthesis of Anaephene B, Mason A. Baber

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Creating a Sample of Off-Color Galaxies Using Big Data Tools, Christopher Becker

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Ethics of the Advance Euthanasia Directive: Death Within Dementia, Isabella Braga

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Communication and Culture: The Role of Language Policy on Regional Minority Languages in the Reduction of Political Conflict, Colin Brant

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Immunotherapy: Therapy vs. Enhancement, Mariah Daly

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Computational analysis of woodwind instruments using the lattice Boltzmann method, Jack D. Gabriel

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How Grassroots Can Save a Community: Citizen Activism in Environmental Justice Remediation, Jordan Halloran

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Free to Bleed or Free to Buy? The Postfeminist Transformation of Menstruation, Kenzie Helmick

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Measuring the impact of the Victory Cup Initiative through Ripple Effect Mapping (REM), Muniba Khan

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Unlearning Disney: Developing a Feminist Identity while Critiquing Disney Channel Original Movies, Maura Leaden

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The Coordinate Regulation of Digestive Enzymes in the Pitchers of Nepenthes ventricosa, Zephyr Anne Lenninger

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Turning the Tides - An Examination of the Red Tide Epidemic in Florida, Dahlia Lilleslåtten

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Success and Shortcomings: Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration in Eastern and Central Africa, Grace Marshall

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Consciousness vis-à-vis the Restraints of Language, Angela-Maria Martinez

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Trump-Era Immigration Politics and Preventive Health: HPV Vaccination Ambivalence Among Latinx Immigrants in Florida, Silvana Montanola

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The Origins of Phantom Partials in the Piano, Lauren M. Neldner

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Against Monetary Functionalism: a Social Ontology of Money, James Payne

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The Effects of Dance on People with Disabilities, Heidi Po

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Black Historical Erasure: A Critical Comparative Analysis in Rosewood and Ocoee, Christelle Ram

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A State Divided: The Reality of Education in Maine, Gabrielle Raymond

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Decolonizing Climate Discourse and Legitimating Indigenous Wisdom: Toward an Ecosystemic Episteme, Caitlin Robison

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Framing Sports’ Corporate Social Responsibility: U.S. Women’s Vs. Men’s Soccer Leagues, Paul Schattschneider

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Algerian Women's Waistcoats - The Ghlila and Frimla: Readjusting the Lens on the Early French Colonial Era in Algeria (1830-1870), Morgan Snoap

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A Numerical Approach to Modeling Submoons and Investigating Stability Regions, Josephine Spiegelberg

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Complete Bipartite Graph Embeddings on Orientable Surfaces Using Cayley Maps, Madeline Spies

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Trade and Power Transition Wars, Conor Sullivan

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Programas de estudios en el extranjero: maximizar las aptitudes interculturales, Shannon Sullivan

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Religious Culture of the Crusader Kingdoms, Veronica Eva Szoke

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“And Some, I Assume, Are Good People:” Examining the Impact of Donald Trump’s Presidency on the Lived Experiences of Latinx Teens, Mary Vickers

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The Physical Interactions of KLP-4 & The Effects of Microtubule Acetylation, Lindsey Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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An investigation of clarinet playing using a sensor-equipped mouthpiece, Camille Adkison

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Guns and God: Exploring the Relationship between Christianity and Firearms, Frances Asbury

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Treatment and Evolution of Digital Rights: A Comparative Analysis of China, Russia, the United States, and Germany, Karina Barbesino

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Mentalized Affect, Self-Acceptance, and Self-Criticism, Elizabeth Berry

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[HER], Fiona Campbell

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Caesarean Birth in A Social Context: A Content Analysis of Childbirth Narratives, Marissa Cobuzio

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Examining Paul Verlaine’s Poetry Through Two Musical Lenses: Gabriel Fauré and Claude Debussy, Alexia Della Valle

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The Transferable Skills of YouTubers and How They May Benefit Aspiring Entrepreneurs, Michael Dennis

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The Role of KLP-4 in Regulating Cholinergic Signaling in vivo, Catherine Deuchler

At Risk and Homeless in the United States: How Women and LGBTQ+ Individuals Experience Homelessness, Lya Dominguez

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The Use of State-Sponsored Torture for National Security: A Debate on the Permissibility of Torture in the Name of Public Safety, Matthew Fisher

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Gender and Singing in the American Classroom, Amanda Franklin

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Inevitably Dying: The Role of Ideological Legacy-Derived Death Anxieties in Subverting Mortality Salience, Christina Fuleihan

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The Art of Caring: Increasing Empathy Through Conversation, Joy Harlynking

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A Critical Review of the Best Practices for Displaced Students in Orange County Public Schools, Nicole Hubert

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in defense of Grass Grows: a play about mental illness, Amanda Grace Hughes

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Globalization and Social Spending: Lessons for India, Ansh Jain

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“LIQUID SUNSHINE, or SOMETHING ELSE,” a play by Kalli Anne Joslin, Kalli Joslin

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Making Your Vote Worth More: The Impact of Electoral Rules on Voters' Behaviors in Ireland, the Netherlands, and the U.S., Skylar Knight

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CAR T Cells As A Patentable Therapeutic, McKenzie List

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Conservation of Function and Structure in Staphylococcal family of Rsa sRNAs, Luke Parsley

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The Role of CodY in Hydrogen Peroxide Tolerance and Biofilm Formation of Streptococcus mutans, Kaitlin M. Rioux and Brandaliz Santiago-Narvaez

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"Don't Tell Me I Can't, 'Cause I Have Faith:" Questions of Religion in Contemporary American Straight Edge, Madeleine Scott

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Preparation of Functional Nanocomposites from Layered Zirconium Phosphates, Erin Snyder and Brian Mosby

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Identification of Proteins Interacting with Zebrafish Miro Orthologs in the Yeast Two-Hybrid System, Yiran Tao

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"I couldn't play with anyone that day... I'm so frustrated": Making Meaning Out of Frustrating Experiences in Early Childhood, Megan Welliver

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Power, Punk, and Performance: A Critical Analysis of Hooligan Laws in Russia, Noelle Wurst

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Identification of Novel Tyrosinase Inhibitors, Amanda Ames

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COIN doctrine for the 21st century GWOT: Improvements for battling Al Qaeda in the Western Sahel, Caleb Archuleta

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Modeling Public Opinion, Arden Baxter

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Predictive Analytics in the Criminal Justice System: Media Depictions and Framing, Kar Mun Cheng

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Mauritian Literature versus the Cambridge International Education System, Iman Gareeboo

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EBV and Human miRNAs Co-Target NF-κB Activators TRAF6 and BIRC3, Callahan Katrak

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“It’s Not Easy Being Green”: Predictors of Pro-Environmental Behaviors Among College Students, Morgan Laner

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Hablando del Autismo: Autism Coverage in South America, Silvia Luengo

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Modern Mysticism: A Collection of Short Stories, Morgan McConnell

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Gender Bias in Higher Education: A Case Study of Rollins College, Zoe Mitchell

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The Art and Science of Listening, Sara Nelson

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Let’s Escape into the Music: A Cross-Generational Oral History of Orlando LGBTQ+ Spaces, Hannah Powell

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In Defense of the Broader Application of Virtual Queues, Evan Rapone

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The Lives of Undocumented Latina Migrants: An Intersectional Analysis of Gender, Nationality, and Migration Status in the United States, SaraJane Renfroe

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A Mixed-Method Examination of Patient Perceptions of Ideal Physician Behavior and Overall Quality of Care, MEGAN ROUSE

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Detection of Local Steroidogenic Enzyme Gene Expression in Brown Anoles, Ada Spahija