Class of 2020 Honors Theses

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To continue celebrating the Class of 2020, we are directly linking to the capstone projects completed by our senior honors students. We have the projects listed by subject, and clicking the hyperlink will bring you straight to its page on the digital commons.

HONORS PROJECTS IN ACCOUNTING
Accounting Standard Changes: Classroom Cases on Credit Losses and Leases
, Michael Rucki
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: the fairest of them all?
, Julia Sheehan

HONORS PROJECTS IN APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY
Examining Perfectionism & Design Thinking in Middle School Girls
, Catherine Conroy
Examining the Relationships Among Mindfulness, Disability, Social Support, and Stress in Emerging Adults
, Kai-Lou Yue

HONORS PROJECTS IN COMMUNICATION
Sexual Health and HPV Vaccine Conversations: Enhancing Provider Communication for Young Women
, Meaghan Angers
Protecting Children in a Hyper-Media World: Is Media Literacy the Answer?
, Marissa Grasso
Perceptions of Bipolar Disorder in the Entertainment Media
, Haleigh Resnick

HONORS PROJECTS IN COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Proposing a Sampling Method to Build Effective Bankruptcy Prediction Models for North American Companies
, Rachel Cardarelli
It’s All Greek to Me: Greek Membership Impacts at Bryant
, Stephanie Souza

HONORS PROJECTS IN ECONOMICS
University President’s Gender and Graduation Rates
, Alex Drezek

HONORS PROJECTS IN ENGLISH AND CULTURAL STUDIES
The Intersectionality of Mindfulness and Art of Marina Ambramovć
, Alex Chace 

HONORS PROJECTS IN FINANCE
A Stochastic Approach to Portfolio Optimization Using Competing Risk Metrics
, Juan Gonzalez
Market Reactions to Non-Reliance on Financial Statements
, Autumn Hale
The Effect of the Arab Spring on the Performance of Islamic and Conventional Banks in Egypt: Which Model Performs Better Amidst Crisis?
, Zar-Tashiya Khan
The Influence of News Sentiment on Common Asset Pricing Models
, Liam Mahler

HONORS PROJECTS IN GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Mitigating Global Supply Chain Risk in the Fashion Industry
, Danielle Nikosey

HONORS PROJECTS IN HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCE
It’s Complicated: President Trump’s Relationship with Media
, Joseph Iamele
Religious Influences on Muslim Women’s College Experiences
, Caitlyn McNaughton
U.S. Foreign Policy Objectives in Central America 1977-1989: Underlying Objectives in Nicaragua, Guatemala, and El Salvador
, Thomas Pappas
Impacts of a Serial Killer: Looking at the Case of Ted Bundy Then and Now
, Natalie Terranova

HONORS PROJECTS IN MANAGEMENT
Values in the Workforce: Millennials and Generation Z
, Lauren Italia
Gender and Dissent Effects on Teams’ Decision-Making Quality
, Luisa Martinez
The Relationship Between Locus of Control and Athletic Performance
, Allyson McCorison
The Future of Mindfulness in the Workplace
, Aidan Serrano
The Modern Church Crisis: What Church Leaders Can Learn from Three Counter-Reformation Saints, A Managerial Analysis
, Peter Vise

HONORS PROJECTS IN MARKETING
From Listening to Lyrics to Buying Brands: The Effectiveness of Lyrical Product Placement
, Mary Bridget Gomes
Sales Position Mobility: Exploring Women’s Mobility in Sales Positions
, Nyatasha Jackowicz
How Search Personalization Impacts Consumer Behavior
, Jessica Taylor
When Does the Influencer Matter?
, Ashley Tivnan

HONORS PROJECTS IN MATHEMATICS
Life Insurance Purchase Behavior Analysis for Retired People
, Connor Frauendorf

HONORS PROJECTS IN MODERN LANGUAGES
Si los muros tuvieran voz; el arte callejero de Valparaíso, Chile
, Alexander Mangione-Smith

HONORS PROJECTS IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
The Impact of Forces on Knee Ligaments: A Biomechanical Analysis
, Hannah Couture