This collection includes theses, dissertations, and professional papers from the University of Montana Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Theses, dissertations, and professional papers from all University of Montana departments and programs may be searched here.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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MOLECULAR DIVERSITY OF FOLIAR FUNGAL ENDOPHYTES IN RELATION TO DEFENSE STRATEGIES AND DISEASE IN WHITEBARK PINE, Lorinda Bullington 5474413

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A miniaturized spectrophotometric in situ pH sensor for seawater, Reuben C. Darlington

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Changes in postural sway behavior across the life span, Maria M B N R Santos

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BACKWARD MASKING WITH SIMULTANEOUS EARLY, MIDDLE AND LATE EVOKED POTENTIALS, Silas Smith

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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A Review of natural and engineered enzymes involved in bioethanol production, Ines Cuesta Urena

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THE EFFECTS OF AGING ON MULTIPLE POSTURAL MUSCLE CONTROL AND POSTURAL SWAY BEHAVIOR, Adriana Menezes Degani

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TRAPPED: THE NEED FOR A NEW MODEL FOR FURBEARER CONSERVATION, Anja Heister

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GEOCHRONOLOGY AND PALEONTOLOGY OF EASTERN PANTHALASSAN CORAL RECOVERY AFTER THE END-TRIASSIC MASS EXTINCTION AND THE DISSEMINATION OF PALEONTOLOGICAL RESEARCH TO PROMOTE POSITIVE SCIENCE IDENTITIES, Montana Susan Hodges

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QUALITATIVE EVALUATION OF VIOLENCE EXPOSURE AMONG AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE CHILDREN, Marilyn Joan Bruguier Zimmerman

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Improving mechanical and neuromuscular deficits following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, Audrey Rose Campbell Elias

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Spectroelectrochemistry and modeling of enargite (Cu3AsS4) under atmospheric conditions, Robert Nick Gow

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DEVELOPING AND PILOT-TESTING COMMUNITY BASED STRATEGIES FOR INCREASING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN CHILDREN IN THE 3rd, 4TH, 5TH, AND 6TH GRADE ON AN AMERICAN INDIAN RESERVATION, Vernon Grant

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STORIES OF CONTAMINATED WASTE DUMP SITES IN AMSKAPI PIKUNI BLACKFEET COUNTRY, Kimberly L. Paul

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VIDEO PROMPTS FOR SELF-REGULATED LEARNING: METACOGNITION AND REFLECTION ACTIVITY, Janet Sedgley

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Contrasting Two Prophylactic Dysphagia Interventions for Patients with Head and Neck Cancer Treated with Radiotherpy with or without Adjunctive Chemotherapy, Laurie Slovarp

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HUMAN CONSEQUENCES OF CLIMATE CHANGE, CLIMATE REFUGEES: AN EXPLORATORY ESSAY, Frederick A. Snyder-Manetti

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Selective solid phase extraction of uranium using an aminophosphonic acid functionalized composite material, Ranalda Tsosie

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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A qualitative study of returning study abroad students: The critical role of reentry support programs, Raquel Alexandra Arouca

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Evaluation of a New Method for Large-Scale and Gene-targeted Next Generation DNA Sequencing in Nonmodel Species, Ted Cosart

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Modeling connectivity in landscape genetics: applications, optimization and assessing uncertainty, Brian Kevin Hand

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Blackfoot Ceremony Through the Power of Song, Kevin Dale Kicking Woman

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‘Planting the Seeds of Educational Change’ Indigenous Voices, Multicultural Education, and the US Democratic Ideal, Miranda Crystal Laber

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Primary Health Care in Afghanistan, Mohammad Faeez Akram

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COMING TO THE SURFACE: THE ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH, AND CULTURE IN BUTTE, MONTANA, Stacie Lynn Barry

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THE CHANGING ROLE OF SÁMI WOMEN IN REINDEER HERDING COMMUNITIES IN NORTHERN NORWAY AND THE 1970-1980s WOMEN’S RESISTANCE AND REDEFINITION MOVEMENT, Marcie Kaye Bremmer

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ASSESSING THE ROLE OF SHAME AND HONOR DURING THE ALTA CONFLICT, Michael T. Bremmer

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Developing Guiding Options for Educational Curriculum for Public Administrators in Tajikistan, Oleg Salimov

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Subjective Quality of Life in Dialysis Patients, Cindy Schaumberg

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Community Resilience Training Project Proposal, Delyla Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Exploring Public Participation Decision-making at Superfund Sites: A Mental Models Approach, Walter Steven Ackerlund

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Wildland Firefighter Health and Safety, Joseph Wimand Domitrovich

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Microwave-Accelerated Synthesis of Isoxazole Inhibitors of The System Xc- Transnporter, Afnan Lilly Matti

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Life History and Demography of Trillium ovatum Pursh. (Liliaceae)in Western Montana, Tarn Ream

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MULTIFACTORIAL SCREENING FOR FALL RISK IN COMMUNITY-DWELLING OLDER ADULTS IN THE PRIMARY CARE OFFICE: DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF THE FALL RISK ASSESSMENT & SCREENING TOOL (FRAST), Mindy Oxman Renfro

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Mathematical and Computational Applications in Disease and Landscape Ecology, Erin Landguth

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DO TRADITIONAL SOCIOLOGICAL VARIABLES APPLY THE SAME IN AMERICAN INDIAN COMMUNITIES? A COMPARISON OF THE EFFECTS OF SOCIAL DISORGANIZATION, SOCIAL BOND, AND SOCIAL LEARNING VARIABLES ON DELINQUENCY AND SUBSTANCE USE AMONG MERICAN INDIAN, WHITE, AND OTHER RACE YOUTH, Wendy Linn Running Crane

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Palestinian-Levantine Dialect Diaspora:Exploring its role in maintaining Palestinian Cultural Heritage & Identity, Samir Ibrahim Bitar

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A Taxonomy of Rules: Authority, Dangers, and Possibilities, Muriel Rebecca Friedman

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Collaborative Zoning in the Rural Rocky Mountains: A Process Analysis of Two Counties, Kassidy Renee Kern

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Synthesis of Water Soluble Transition Metal Complexes for Applications in Molecular Biology, Rakesh Kumar

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The Effects of Grazing on Deer Mice Movements Into Peridomestic Settings with Implications to Human Exposure to Sin Nombre Virus, Abigail Jean Leary

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Fatigue Risk Management: Modeling the Sleep/Wake-Based Dynamics of Performance, Peter J. McCauley

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Educational Travel and Adolescent Development, Ann Saitow

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Wildlife Decomposition in West Central Montana: A Preliminary Study Conducted to Provide Field Investigation Material and Training for Wildlife Officers, F. Carleen Gonder

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Building the case for delivery of health promotion services within the Vocational Rehabilitation, Catherine Adele Ipsen

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Community, Family and Peer Influences on Alcohol, Marijuana, and Illicit Drug Use of Native American Youth: An Analysis of Protective Factors, Aislinn R. Rioux

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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The Diaspora of Korean Children: A Cross-Cultural Study of the Educational Crisis in Contemporary South Korea, Young-ee Cho

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An Assessment of the HIV Prevention Needs of Injection Drug Users in Montana, Nancy Mae Cunningham

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USE AND MACRO-MOLECULAR STRUCTURE OF SILICA POLYAMINE COMPOSITES, William J. Gleason

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Examining the Relationship of Physical Activity with Inflammation and Cardiovascular Disease Risk, Coral Michelle Gubler

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Resolving Employment Retention Barriers to Enhance Self-Sufficiency for Missoula County TANF Recipients, Deborah Evelyn Holland

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Democratic Administration in the United States Forest Service, Nancy Leigh Leifer

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Freeport, Meghan Jennifer Piercy

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Seasonal dispersal tendencies of sylvan deer mice (peromyscus maniculatus) with montana rangelands, Dean James Waltee

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Effects of Long-term Strenuous Exercise on Oxidative DNA Damage and Proteinuria in Humans, Nobuo Yasuda

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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The Easton family of southeast Massachusetts: The dynamics surrounding five generations of human rights activism 1753--1935, George R. Price

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Homeowners' Responses to Wildfire Risks and Hazards in Sothwestern Montana, Tamara Wall

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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For better or for worse: Flathead Indian Reservation governance and sovereignty, Heather M. Cahoon

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A participatory methodology for ethnographic arts -based research: Collaborative playwriting and performance as data collection analysis and presentation, Jillian Dean Campana

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Mechanisms of functional tricuspid valve regurgitation in ischemic cardiomyopathy, Thomas M. Joudinaud

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The Lewis and Clark geosystem: A distributed historical geospatial application portal of the Lewis and Clark Trail, James Alexander Philp

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Physiological and psychological measurements of dogsled drivers during the 1049 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, Carla E. Cox

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Development of an online supplement to reduce ethnocentrism, Udo Fluck

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Listen to the voices| American and Japanese childhood experiences during the Pacific War, 1941-1945, Karen J. Kirt

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Genetic comparison and susceptibility of Tubifex tubifex to Myxobolus cerebralis from enzootic and non-enzootic tributaries of Rock Creek Montana USA, Elizabeth JoMay Wyatt

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Rock Creek killer : a view into crime scenes, Elizabeth JoMay Wyatt

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Reflections on the implementation of Namibia's policy of moving toward education for all with special emphasis on the goal of access: (1990-2000), John Mutorwa

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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A rural perspective on modern bioethics, Ann Freeman Cook

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Long Machinery Company marketing plan, Terri Long McGillis

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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Gap| Mining the Third World for cultural transfusions or Afro-Billy and the search for meaning, Jeanne Christopherson

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Final creative project: The creation of a book of sparks, Kelly C. Dennis

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Comparative analysis of the mechanisms involved in parent-infant interaction between deaf and hearing dyads, Tonya M. Gallagher

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Character as fate in ancient literature | Achilles, Aeneas, Rostam, and Cyrus the Great, Natalie Mary Gould

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

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American history and government textbooks, national education standards, and the making of the United States Constitution, Ray J. Curtis

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Smoke and ash| A study of 19th-century charcoal production in Montana and Idaho using parabolic beehive kilns, Dan Gard

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Japanese nonconfrontational conflict strategies and their accompanying nonverbal behaviors, Richard P. Meres

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The Complexities of culture, Phyllis Wilson Stivers

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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Moral perfection and the tragic sense of life, Laura Alyssa Brooks

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Absorbed self: Investigations of consciousness, Jennifer C. Goldman

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Markings| Six reflections of Dag Hammarskjold| Personal research, Gregory S. Larsen

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Personnel development and cross cultural management in the People's Republic of China: A case study and history of Xian Janssen Pharmaceutical Ltd., Michael Sean Molloy

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Historical geography of the Sun River watershed, Montana, James Alexander Philp

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Analysis of creative project| Closer to fine, a short story, Adele Myer Beauchene

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Analysis of creative project "rage" personal research, Mark A. Beauchene

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Creative project assessment paper| A personal performance, Sarah R. DeGrandpre

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Montana, past to present| An issues-based Montana studies curriculum for seventh - tenth grade students, Maureen Edwards

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Release of suppressed experiences that result in the development of personal memorials for Vietnam Veterans, Steven E. Gustuson

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Sumer scribes and stories, Janice Marie Hollow

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Assessment of the creative project Anna, Lauree Ann Sayler

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Creative project assessment paper : the journey from roots to wings, Susan Maria Seilstad

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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The changing broadcast media market in Germany, Udo Fluck

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Frank Bird Linderman Collection| A study in historic material culture, Billie G. Kelly

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History, archetype, and ambiguity in Carlos Fuentes' "Old Gringo", Robert David Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

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Cambodian refugee women returning home, Gry Tina Andersen

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Historical archaeology and the Garnet Mining Camp| 1865--1912, Daniel S. Hall

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Judicial selection as practiced under the 1972 Montana constitution: An assessment of the ideals of judicial selection compared with its exercise in the state of Montana, Eileen Sheehy

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Mandan Amerindian culture| A study of values transmission, Philip Arthur Zemke

Theses/Dissertations from 1992

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Study of a production team in north China in 1969 and 1970, Xiaoming Wei

Theses/Dissertations from 1990

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Mountain in his memory| Frank Bird Linderman, his role in acquiring the Rocky Boy Indian Reservation for the Montana Chippewa and Cree, and the importance of that experience in the development of his literary career, Celeste River

Theses/Dissertations from 1989

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Analytic and commitment traditions in western Christianity and culture, Cheryle K. Herbig