Birds of a Feather, or Do Opposites Attract? THE IMPACT OF PERSONALITY TRAITS ON CONSTRAINT AND HOMOPHILY WITHIN SOCIAL NETWORKS (2017)
Predictable Endings or Dramatic Finishes? A Bayesian Approach to Prediction of The Amazing Race Winners (2017)
Predicting Social Value Orientation from Personal Information and Survey Metadata (2017)
Immigration, Economic Hardships, and their Influence on Anger and Anxiety in Preschool Aged Children (2017)
Impact of Sea Level Rise Threat to Real Estate Market in Miami-Dade, Florida (2017)
All the Feels: Sentiment Analysis Between Emoji and Text (2017)
Predicting House Prices – OLS vs Data Mining Approaches (2017)
Gender and Co-sponsorship in U.S. Congress (2017)
The Potential Effects of Income Inequality on the Obesity Problem in China (2016)
Bayesian Multivariate Stochastic Volatility Model with Markov Switching: Applications in Currency Market (2016)
Accessing Social Influences of Congressmen with Keyword Network (2016)
How presidential election in 2016 affects the stock market – A Twitter sentiment analysis perspective (2016)
Social Media Interface and the Next Generation Cognitive Mapping in New York City (2016)
Using Statistical Tools to Predict Football Match Outcomes (2016)
Time Series Methods in the R package mlr (2016)
An Application of Machine Learning Methods in Bitcoin Network: Detecting Double Spends (2016)
Below are some examples of disciplines studied and theses completed by graduates of the MAIS/MALS Program:
Melvin Beavers (Rhetoric, History, Mass Communication): “Authenticating Blackness: The Problem of Cultural Appropriation and Representation on Television and in Film.” Melvin is now a full-time Instructor in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at UALR.
Elaine Corum (Rhetoric, Gerontology, Social Work): “Through the Valley of the Shadow: A Journey of Commemoration and Healing.” Elaine is a full-time Instructor of writing at the University of Central Arkansas.
Britney Finely (Psychology, Health Science, Education): “How the President’s Challenge Serves as an Assessment Tool to Motivate Third Graders in an Inner City Elementary Physical Education Class”
Lori Gardner (Rhetoric and Psychology): “Gender Bias As Evidenced on Political Blogs in the 2008 Presidential Elections”
Regina Gibson (Gerontology and Health Science): “Physician Communication with Older Patients, Particularly, Older African-American, About Sexual Health and Sexual Risk Behaviors for HIV/AIDS”
Sheila Glasscock (English and Music): “Characteristics of Modernism in Selected Works of T.S. Eliot, George Gershwin, and Eugene O’Neil”
Natalie Griffin (Music and Education): “An Analysis of Elementary Student Piano Compositions “
Stacy Harter (Rhetoric and Learning Systems Technology): “Elements Used to Build Online Community: E-Learning Versus Social Networking Websites”
Barbara Hildebrand (Psychology and Health Science): “Predictors of Smoking Behavior in a National Dataset of Adolescents”
Ana Hollis, Psychology and Health Sciences: “Psychological Correlates from Diabetes”
Deborah Hreczkosij (History and English) “The Great Depression: A Comparative Literature Examination Through the Use of Newberry Award Books.” Deborah is finishing up a PhD in History and teaching as an adjunct in Floraid.
Steve Jauss (English and Rhetoric and Writing): “Toward a Unified Theory of Quotation”
Valerie Johnston (Psychology and Rhetoric): “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Theory of an Efficacious Treatment Plan”
Jessica Kokinos (Rhetoric/Writing and Non-Profit Studies): “Nonprofit Ethos and Identity: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals’ Websites”
George Lea (History and Political Science): “A Diamond in the Rough: The History of Taylor Field”
Samuel Onyegam (Political Science and Rhetoric): “Historical Comparative Case Study of Emerging Hegemonic Behavior: Perspectives on the Peoples Republic of China.” Samuel is now a practicing attorney in Dallas, TX.
Kevin Quinn (History and Journalism): “The old gray lady and the campaign for the equal right amendment in Arkansas: A content analysis of the Arkansas Gazette 1972-1979”
Jane Rampona (Psychology and Social Work): “Psycho-sexual Politics of Life on the Streets: Narratives of Homeless Women and Formerly Homeless Women”
Clay Robinson (Political Science and History): “Of the Common Law World view and the American Constitution.” Clay passed away in 2009. Obituary
Laura Tharel-Keener (English and History): “Arthur and Guinevere, Medieval to Modern: An Historical Analysis of the Arthurian Legend”
Laurie Vescovo Knight (Psychology, Gerontology, Education): “The Prevalence of Overweight in Elementary School Children: An Interdisciplinary Approach for a School-Based Intervention”
Doug Weatherly (English and History): “An Amicable Divorce or Irreconcilable Differences: The Aesthetic Value of Ezra Pound’s “Hugh Selwyn Mauberley” Outside of Its Historical and Intellectual Contexts.”
Below are some examples of disciplines studied and Final Projects completed by graduates:
Cynthia Beck (English and History): “Nubbins. A Digitization of a book of Poetry by Hen-Toh (AKA Bertrand N. O. Walker), with Introduction and Annotation.” Cindy teaches English and Writing at Pulaski Technical College and UALR.
Chelsea Bishop-Ward (Rhetoric and Education-Student Affairs): “A Rhetorical View of Grant Writing”
Damon Bullock (Gerontology and Criminal Justice): “Elder Abuse: Prevention and Intervention Project.” Damon received a PhD in Sociology and now teaches Military Sociology.
Jayme Butts-Hall (History and Political Science): “Turning Compassion into Action: Animal Welfare in Little Rock, Arkansas.” Jayme received a law degree from Bowen School of Law and works in Little Rock.
Shannon Caldwell (Rhetoric and Applied Communication): “Communicating with the World One Moment at a Time: Teachable Moments with Bill Clinton”
Terry Espino-Bright, Rhetoric and Spanish: “A Memoir of Language and Motherhood”
Brian Kinder (Music and Studio Art): “One More Time”: An Audio CD of Children’s Songs Composed and Published by Brian Kinder. Brian writes and performs children’s music.
Larry Lachowsky (Philosophy and Higher Education): “Course Development: Ethics and Professionalism for Land Surveyors.” Larry teaches surveying and philosophy at Univ. of AR Community College at Morrilton.
Daisy Lee Stringer (Rhetoric and Education): ”Meeting the Unmet and Under Served Social Needs of Older Adults in Rural Populations of Arkansas”
Gretchen Skinner (Psychology and Social Work): “Effects of Demographic Variables and Motivation on Training Needs of Family Service Workers in Arkansas”
Judy Warner (Music and Rhetoric): “History and Practice of Ozark Fiddling.” Judy teaches music and also performs with her band throughout the region.
Lance Watson (Music and Radio, Television, Film): “A Comparison of Church Music Service Software Including a Pilot Project to Allow End Users to Assess Software and Equipment”