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Honors Projects

Recent Honors Projects

Honors students represent a wide range of majors and fields of study at Otterbein. Here is just a small sample of some of the exciting work of our recent graduates:

  • Rachel Denz, “A Survey of the Effectiveness of Empathy Interventions in Autism Spectrum Disorders,” Psychology (Advisor: Dr. Michele Acker), 2013 Honors Thesis Award Winner
  • Emmy Hammond, “ ‘That Beautiful Other Place’: Radical Utopia and Ideas of the Nation in Eighteenth-Century Britain,” History (Advisor: Dr. Lou Rose), 2013 Honors Thesis Award Winner
  • Sydney Tammarine, “Petal upon Petal,” English (Advisor: Dr. Shannon Lakanen), 2013
  • Elizabeth Holthaus, “Cognitive Modeling and a Physical Task,” Psychology (Advisor: Dr. Cynthia Laurie-Rose), 2012
  • Nicole Housekeeper, “Fenian Gender and Nationalism: An Analysis of Mid-Nineteenth Century Irish Revolutionary Nationalism,” History and Political Science (Advisor: Dr. Richard Yntema), 2012
  • Andrea Keil, “An Analysis and Comparison of Liturgical Marian Antiphons with the Marian Antiphons of Hildegard von Bingen,” Music (Advisor: Dr. Jim Bates), 2012 Honors Thesis Award Winner
  • Jaime Clapper, “Digestive Physiology of the Yellow-Bellied Slider Turtle, Trachemys scripta, on a Fruit Diet,” Biology and Earth Sciences (Advisor: Dr. Sarah Bouchard), 2011 Honors Thesis Award Winner
  • Polina Krasnovsky, “Comparison of Firocoxib and Phenylbutazone Treatments on Liver and Kidney Function in Horses,” Equine Science (Advisor: Dr. Sheri Birmingham), 2011
  • Brittany Nichols, “What is the Impact of Meat Consumption on the Rate of Deforestation?” Business, Accounting, and Economics (Advisor: Dr. Kyriacos Aristotelous), 2011
  • Stephanie Freas, “‘Fixing Something’: Remembering and Working Through Traumatic Pasts in Art Spiegelman’s Maus and Thane Rosenbaum’s Second Hand Smoke,” English (Advisor: Dr. Paul Eisenstein), 2010
  • Tiffany Faust, “The Prevalence of MRSA in the Collegiate Athletic Population at Otterbein College,” Health and Sports Sciences (Advisor: Dr. Joan Rocks), 2009

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Dr. Karen Steigman
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