Honors Theses

 
This collection contains featured theses and scholarly projects from Belmont University Honors students.

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Submissions from 2022

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Awareness of Racial Disparities in Healthcare: An Analysis of Undergraduate Science Students’ Perceptions, Liz Bleyer

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Examining the Molecular Mechanisms of Obesity Induced by High-Fat Diets as a Risk Factor for Colon Cancer, Hallie Braeuner

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The Artist's Artist, Katherine Cacopardo

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I Return My Ticket, Caroline Caldwell

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The Last Time, McCall Chapin

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The “Sing Me a Story” Project: A Study of Songwriting and Its Impact on the Disabled, Camden M. Diver

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360 Sounds: Drum Sample Packs with Supporting Video Series and Website, Maddie M. Harmon

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The Various Nervous System Drugs Commonly Used for Treatment and the Disparities in Availability of These Drugs in Minority Groups, Iman Haurami

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Exploring the Emotion of Color, Hannah Hewerdine

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Investigating the Efficacy of Tazemetosttat for In Vitro Treatment of Human Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells, Harshita Indukuri

Hard Feelings: A Musical Exploration of Plutchik's Primary Human Emotions, Sarah Killian

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The Power of Places, Sophie R. Lasher

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Digital Versus Analog: How Well do Audio Plugins Compare to Their Analog Counterparts, Aidan C. McKernan

Investigating Clostridioides difficile Genes Important during Zinc Limitation in the Presence of the Intestinal Microbiota, Tess McNeely

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Utilizing Methods of Fluid Dynamics to Model Acoustic Movement, Drew Miccoli

Victory Begins at Home: Color Theory Through Propaganda, Carrie E. Neville

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Pursuit of the Vote: Factors Utilized in Resisting Discrimination in Democratic Elections, Matthew Nicholson

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Affinity of Cadmium Versus Zinc for the Carbonic Anhydrase Active Site, Rachel Phan

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Zoo Education Efficacy in the Context of the Modern-Day Zoo: A Study of AZA-Accredited Zoos and Education Models, Taylor L. Ruscitti

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Psilocybin Psychotherapy with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: A Potential Treatment for Social Anxiety Disorder, Elliot Sandberg

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Designing in the Context of Nature, Vada J. Sells

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Time Machine, William B. Sims, Joseph P. Robinette, and Reid W. Sorel

COVID-19 Vaccine Attitudes: Personal Health Decisions Influenced by Misinformation and Politicization, Trey Stone, Dr. Davon Ferrara, Dr. Alison Parker, Dr. Kimberlee Entsminger, and Dr. Christian Williams

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Developing Ethical Training Curriculum for University Short-Term Missions, Elizabeth P. Sutphin

A Study into End-of-Life Simulation Learning Experiences for Accelerated Nursing Students at Belmont University: A Comparison of Active Simulation Participation with Simulation Observation, Kathleen M. Tanner

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Exploring the Functionality of Putative Bop3 Post-Translational Modifications, Liliya Tkachuk

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Unknowable Truths: The Incompleteness Theorems and the Rise of Modernism, Caroline Tvardy

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A Study of Semiprime Arithmetic Sequences, Sam C. Uselton

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Mindfulness as an Effective Conceptual Tool for the Pastoral Care of Western Christians, Beth Virostek

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Integration of Mao-B Inhibitor Rasagiline into Computational Model of Levodopa for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease, Olivia Williams

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"You're New, Or Else You're Through": How Collaborating with James Lapine Kept Stephen Sondheim Fresh and Youthful in His Fifties and Sixties, Luke Worsham

Submissions from 2021

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The Elements, Soren Andrew Allen

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Ghost of Populism: Haunting the Demos in Democracy, Chloe A. Bidne

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The Effect of Twist1b and Twist2 Knockdown on TGF-beta Signaling Expression in Tendon Progenitors, Marinia N. Bishay

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And Everything Nice, Elizabeth Black

Evaluating the Effects of the Criminal Justice System on Minority Communities in Nashville, Kevin Botros

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Degradation of Natural and Synthetic Fibers in Various Aqueous Environments, Jaylin Bryant

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Encore: A Story of Identity, Austin Copps

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Relationship between Psychological Stress and Houseplants, Alexandria Davidoff

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Probiotic Intervention Improves Recovery of Hippocampal Memory and Hippocampal Atrophy Following Disruption from High-Fat Diet in Adult Rats, Sanyourah A. El-Hulu

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Hand In Glove, Calista Ginn

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With Kindest Regards to You and Miss Sparks, Claire E. Kelly

Interventions for Visual Impairments Following an Acquired Brain Injury, Jennifer King

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The Kudzu Bible, Davie Marchant

A Long War Against Ignorance: Educational Improvement for Rural and Black South Carolinians, 1890-1915, Martha Miller

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The Interconnectivity of Parkinson's disease and Type Two Diabetes Mellitus, Erica Olfson

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Aiming to Misfire: Intentional Bias and its Relationship with Polling Error, Tyler Redmon

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Sound in Color, Amber Rhodes

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A Literary Analysis of the Origin Of Human Embryonic Stem Cells, its Advancements, Philosophical, Ethical, Sociocultural, and Political Aspects; An Investigation of the Underlying Attributes that Affect One’s Views on hESC Research to Resolve Turkey and Brazil’s hESC Policy, Religious, and Cultural Conflicts, Haleema Shamsuddin

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To Shake, To Shatter, Sydney Whitten

Submissions from 2020

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This Holy Land: A Young Believer’s Search for True Faith in Evangelical Christian Subculture, Lauren Ash

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Megachurches Can Have Mega Problems - Insights From Toxic Leadership In Modern Megachurches, Brandon Billings

The Snow Man: An Animated Short Film, Benjamin Brossett

On Melody And Memory, Kevin Buete

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Inductive Constructions In Logic And Graph Theory, Davis Deaton

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Shifts in Federal Educational Policies and The Effect on Middle Tennessee Band Programs, Vivienne Emde

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The Federal Theatre Project: A Model for Contemporary Lessons in Theatrical Accessibility, Lindsey Falgoust

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CF Album, Transcriptions, and Analyses, Collin Felter

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Sleep Deprivation and High-Fat Diet During Adolescence Protect Stress Effects On Object Memory During Adulthood, Karina Glushchak

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Skeletons in My Closet: A Collection of Personal Essays and Short Fiction, Macey Howell

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LIMBOLAND: A one-act play about Death, for kids, Megan Huggins

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Residence Life Accommodations for College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Grace Hurley

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Dear Mr. Anderson: An Open Letter To The Danish Storyteller About Craft And Style, Alexa Jones

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Bloody Thoughts: Violence and Wit in Shakespeare's The Tempest, Aubrey Keller

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Rained In: An Original Musical, Naomi Krizner

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Selinexor Hyperactivates Akt and Induces Its Nuclear Accumulation, Erin Lawrence

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Women Of Nashville: A Magazine, Bronte Lebo

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"Love Is More" An Autobiographical Concept Album, Madeleine Lefler

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The Perceived Effect of Transformer Core Metal on Musical Sounds, Addie Lopshire-Bratt

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The Sun Cuts In, Madison Manns

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All That Is Necessary, Jes Martinez

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Schwalbe, but Make it Sesame Street: Advocating for Children’s Sociological Education on Race and Ethnicity, Sonia Mathews

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The Eye and the Ear: A Study of the Connections between Music and the Visual Arts in the Italian Baroque, McKay Perry

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Unnatural Disasters: Environmental Trauma and Ecofeminist/Ecowomanist Resistance in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God and Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones, Sarah Anne Pfitzer

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An Analysis of the Debate over Creation, Evolution, and the Timeline of the Universe at an Ecumenical Christian University, Mason Pohlman

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The Effects of Language Barriers with Hispanic Patients in the Nashville, Rachel Poston

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Noticing Existence, Mary Puls

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Effect of Amodiaquine on Gene Expression and Apoptosis in Colorectal Cancer Cells, Holly Pyles

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Stockholm: A Novel, Sydney Queen

Music Therapy And The Development Of Social And Communication Skills For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder In The School Setting, Rachel Ryan

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Effect of Reduced Neurogenesis on Microglial Activation, Amelia Smith

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The Immortal Jane Austen: Why Her Novels Remain Popular, Jayrah Trapp

Fever Dream, Hayden Tumlin

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Developing The Screenwriter’s Notebook and Its Implementation of the Adapted Comic Book Origin Story of Solstice, Mohansingh Udhwani Jr.

Fair Use and Copyright Conflicts on YouTube, a.k.a. : The 2020 Version of Why YouTube’s Copyright System Is Terrible, Daniel Updegraff

Kettleridge, Bailey Warren

The Galaxy’s Edge: An Adapted Narration of Scenes from Joseph Conrad’s Novella Heart of Darkness, Andrew Weaver