Final copies of senior theses have historically been part of the Lake Forest College Library's Archives & Special Collections. These theses have been made available to researchers upon request. Beginning in 2013, senior theses have been made electronically available on this site. In a few cases, theses may be embargoed at the author's and advisor's request.

A complete list of all cataloged senior theses from 1906 to the present is available in the library catalog.

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Theses from 2018

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Defined Contribution Plans and the 2008 Financial Crisis, Katherine Lynne Beall

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Predicting Teacher Attitudes Toward Education Reform Initiatives, Lauren Taylor Bell

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Narratives and Memory: The Nanking Atrocity, E Caitlin Brown

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Amyloid-beta Exacerbates Behavioral Deficits in Mice After Repeated Mild TBI, Trevor J. Buhr

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Bosnia’s Paradox: The Irony of External Pressure within Consociational Democracy, Finnian James Bunta

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Keeping and Killing: Six Conversations on the Complex Nature of the Human-Animal Relationship, Shannen Cashman

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Radicalism and Violence: Conceptualizing the Weather Underground Organization’s Actions in the 1960s and 1970s, Jennifer L. Cerer

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Parameters Influencing Electromagnetically Induced Transparency, Margaret A. Fortman

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The Babi Yar Massacre: Memorialization, Memory, and the Act of Rescue, Matthew Joshua Goldstein

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Investigating the Effects of Social Isolation on Fear and Anxiety in Male Rats: Potential Involvement of the Oxytocin Receptor, Michael Janeček

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Varieties of Sympathy for the “RAF” in Germany: When Terrorism Was Cool, Victoria A. Karker,

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Analyzing How Rape Culture Affects Perceived Victim Responsibility, Control, and Distress in Situations in which Verbal Sexual Coercion Occur, Magdalen E. Kroeger

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The Localization Mechanism of Telomerase in Aspergillus nidulans, Junya Li

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Epiparasitism and Mycoheterotrophy, James J. McAuliffe

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Langevin Transducer Analysis and Acoustic Levitation, Robert Dean Mecham

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Fluctuation Patterns of Autonomic Arousal Predict Mental Arithmetic Performance, Krista A. Meuli

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I. Studies Towards Citreamicin θ A Synthesis; II. Total Synthesis of Xanthocercin A and Methoxy-butesuperin B, Darya (Dasha) A. Rodina

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Emotion Classification based on Expressions and Body Language using Convolutional Neural Networks, Aasimah S. Tanveer

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Impact of Parkinson’s Disease Modifications on α-Synuclein Toxicity in a Yeast Model: SUMOylation and Phosphorylation, Rosemary Thomas

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The Cross-Racial Establishment of Trust between Transplant Community Organizations and Englewood Residents, Diamond Thompson

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Ionothermal Syntheses, Characterization, and Preliminary Thermal Properties of Three New Iron Thiophosphates, Al A. Tiba

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Experimental Progress toward EIT in an Atomic Beam, Sean E. Tilton

Criminalization of Undocumented Immigrants — Little Village, Chicago, Norma Vargas

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Gothic Ecclesiastical Architecture of Northern France: Where Art Meets Economics, Celia R. Woldt

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The Knights Templar’s Economic Empire and the Images That Supported It, Laura Remien Woldt

Theses from 2017

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From Ankara to Brussels: (De)Constructing Turkey in the European Union, Toni Čerkez

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The Characterization of Cobalt and Nickel Thiophosphates Made by Ionothermal Synthesis, Lauren M. Dalecky

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Degradation of SLO-1 BK channels in C. elegans, James J. Haney

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Differential Impact of Multiple Parkinson’s Disease Associated Genes on the Toxicity of α-Synuclein in a Yeast Model, Paul A. Jones

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In a Thousand Ways, In a Thousand Songs, Rachel E. Jones

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Ionothermal Syntheses and Characterization of Three Iron Thiophosphates, Sae Rom Kang

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The Effect of Caffeinated Energy Drinks on the Inhibition of Prepotent Responses, Kristina Karapetyan

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Predicting Academic Achievement, Measured by GPA, Michael Alexander Kelly

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An Ecological Perspective on College-Level Modern Language Textbook Usage, Camille Lemieux

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God’s Theatre: Voice of a Frustrated Generation of Theatre Students in 1980s Finland, Sanni M. Lindroos

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Is the Manipulation of Categorization Alone Enough to Reduce Implicit Racial Bias?, Agona Lutolli

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Use of the Monte Carlo Simulation in Valuation of European and American Call Options, Gorica Malesevic

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An Economic Analysis of the Solar Energy Potential at Lake Forest College, Jennifer McTague

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Sex-Specific Plasticity and the Nutritional Geometry of Insulin-Signaling Gene Expression in Drosophila melanogaster, Pegah Nabili

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Understanding the Nature of Toxicity of Parkinson’s Disease Associated α-Synuclein Familial Mutants (H50Q, G51D, A53E) with Yeast Models, Emily Ong

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The Praxis of Transformative and Healing Justice: Disrupting School to Confinement Pathways, Michael Roy

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Elucidating the Species Limits and Range Boundaries of the African Yellow House Bats, Genus Scotophilus, Brittany R. Schweiger

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Innovation and Interprovincial Income Inequality in China, Anna Shcherbiak

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Improving Estimates of Phytoplankton Populations in the Chesapeake Bay Using Hyperspectral Radiometers, Max Spehlmann

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Quality or quantity? The effects of dietary composition on nutritional-signaling in Drosophila larvae., Lily Thorsen

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Political Regimes, Institutions and Development: An Exploration, Maja Torlo

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Black Entrepreneurs on the Rise: The Success Model, Devin C. Tyler

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Observing the Functional Maturation of the Female Prefrontal Cortex Using Ventral Hippocampal Stimulation, Lily E. Veldran

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Twentieth-Century Transformations of Medieval Hagiography: Hermann Hesse’s Creation of a Modern Saint in Peter Camenzind and Narcissus and Goldmund, Sarah Westberg

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Toll-Like Receptor 2 Dependent Signaling of Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronan Upregulates T-Helper 17 Differentiation and Promotes the Expression of Hyaluronidase 2, Kaitlyn M. Woodman

Theses from 2016

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Beauty Within Decay, Ashley Ackerman

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Making the Movement Matter: Conceptualizing Social Movement Success and its Relation to Participation, Cassandra L. Balzer

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The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra Analysis, William Braubach

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Life Stories of Therianthropes: An Analysis of Nonhuman Identity in a Narrative Identity Model, Natalie Bricker

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French Manifestations of Durkheim’s Collective Effervescence: The Dreyfus Affair and Islamophobia, Armel B. Cazedepats

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Pinocchio: Traduttore, Traditore, Vincent A. Cerda

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Jimmy Carter and Anwar el-Sadat: Relationships and Motivations Behind the 1978 Camp David Accords, Treston Paul Chandler

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The Effects of Repeated Concussive Traumatic Brain Injury at Acute and Chronic Time-Points, Sarah G. Chiren

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The Organ Donation and Transplantation Process: What Young Adults Know, Megan Crocco

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The Influence of Cues and Beacons on Route Memory, Obaiy Fahmy

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“I don’t. I don’t! I don’t hate it! I don’t hate it!” The Function of Place in William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!, Ashley Garver

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The Prospects for Democratic Change in Iran, Ala Hashemi-Haeri

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The Influence of Generation & Part-Set Cueing on Memory, Alexa N. Hemmer

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A New Theory of Consumption: How Debt Has Changed Spending Habits, Jenny Hennum

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Knocking out Telomerase RNA in Aspergillus nidulans, Fatima Hooda

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Sexism Goes Underground: The Development of a Neosexism Scale Catered to College Student Populations, Kayla A. Huber

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Neuro-Oppression: Does Neuroscience Perpetuate Social Marginalization?, Jyothis James

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Ionothemal Synthesis and Characterization of Three New Metal Thiophosphates, Christian A. Juillerat

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Transcendental Numbers, Jacob A. Juillerat

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Energy Returns on Energy Invested and Glen Canyon Dam: The Usefulness of EROI in the Decommissioning of Hydroelectric Dams, Benjamin J. Labaschin

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De-Nazification and Reeducation: The Making of Socialism in the Soviet Occupation Zone of Germany 1945-1949, Elizabeth L. Lakeman

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The Reciprocal Relationship between Immigration Policy and the Immigrant Experience in the United States, Lisa Ledvora

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Investigation of the Effect of Repetitive Eye Movements on Episodic Memory, Belen Martinez-Caro Aguado

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Where are the Women: An Analysis of Gender Disparity in Congress, Chelsea McDonald

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Examining the Role of Language Experience and Learning Strategies in Novel Language Learning using Eye-Tracking and ERPs, Nylsa N. Meija

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Evaluating the impact of IMF loan participation on Real GDP Growth, Gross Capital Formation Growth, and Unemployment, Using a Difference-in-Differences Estimation, Rickie Quaglia

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Contagious Depression: A Social Transmission Hypothesis, Hannah D. Samberg

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An Analysis of the Effect of War on the United States Stock Market, Kristina Simeunovic

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Elevational and Temporal Variation in Ipomopsis floral and Vegetative Traits, Gabriel Trujillo

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How Surprise Affects Decision-Making Behavior: An Adaptation of Prospect Theory, Edward Yonkers

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Ecdysone regulates growth in response to hypoxia in Drosophila melanogaster, Yuqing Zhu

Theses from 2015

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An Examination of Asset Mispricing in a Simple One-Asset Market, Daniel Acevski

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The Life and Work of Max Aub and His Contribution to Mexican Culture, 1942-1972, Sandra Aguilera

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A Dream and A Crisis: How American Political Ideology Caused the Financial Crisis, Aneesa Ahmed

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Inelastic Collapse in One Dimensional Systems with Ordered Collisions, Brandon R. Bauerly

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Secrecy in Ohio Environmental Law, Alexandra Beer

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Post-Dispersal Seed Fate of Ocotea floribunda (Lauraceae) in Monteverde, Costa Rica, Luis Carlos Beltrán

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The 2008 Financial Crisis: How Deregulation Led to the Crisis, Katherine Bentley

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Ant Diversity in the Urban Mosaic, Jeremy J. Boeing

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From Nausicaa to Penelope: Reading the Odyssey Through Grey Eyes, Nicole Camellino

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Determining the end nucleotide in Aspergillus nidulans telomeres, Zhiyu "Wendy" Deng

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The Benefit of Quiet Eye Training as a Tool to Assist Free Throw Shooters Out of a Slump, Jonah Herscu

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Investigating prospects for luxurious tourist destinations: A case study of the island of Mauritius, Deeya Karishma Jhummon

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Influences on Self-Objectification and Restrained Eating Behaviors in College Aged Women By the Romantic Scripts Found in Modern Women’s Magazines, Kimberley Ann Newell

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Structure of Finitely Generated Abelian Groups, Turner J. Pepper

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Characterization of New Familial Mutants of Parkinson’s Disease Protein α-Synuclein Using Yeast Models, Maiwase Tembo

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The European Union after the Lisbon Treaty: Revisions of Democracy and Identity, Tea S. Thaning

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A Moral Justification for Universal Human Rights: Connecting Two Traditions on the Principle of Human Dignity, Jeanette Trang

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An Analysis of Student Achievement and Measures of Growth under No Child Left Behind, Alexis Yusim

Theses from 2014

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The Ionothermal Syntheses of Metal Thiophosphates, Grant Christian Bos Alexander