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UW-Whitewater Outstanding Thesis Award

This award is given annually to a master’s degree student who has distinguished him/herself through the completion of a basic or applied research project leading to a master’s thesis.  This thesis is judged to makes a significant advancement to knowledge, technique, or creative expression in her/his professional field.  Winners are competitively selected by a panel of graduate faculty evaluators with representation from each of the four academic colleges. 

Year

Winner

Graduate Program

Thesis Title

2014

Hans Hauschild

Occupational & Environmental Safety & Health

Rear Facing Child Restraint Device Performance in Side Impact Crashes

2013

No Award

2012

Shauna Wessely

Communication

The Fat is in the Fire: An Inquiry into Fatness, the Third-Person Effect, and Empathy

2011

No Award

2010

Kristin Froemming

Communication

Listen Up! You’re Tuning Out!: Emotional Triggers that Serve as Listening Barriers in Senior Populations

2009

No Award

2008

Anne Mancl

Communication

Of Crabs and Tall Poppies: An Exploratory Study of Attitudes and Communicative Behaviors toward Women Perceived as Successful

2007

No Award

2006

James Mead

Communication

Survivor and Other Reality T.V. Gameshows: The Uses and Gratifications Perspective on a Reality.

2005

No Award

2004

Henry Bongers

Safety

The increased cost of security to the food industry since the events of September 11, 2001.

2003

Daniel Ritchie

Curriculum & Instruction

The effects of single and multiple-set upper body strength training in pre-menopausal women.

2002

No Award    

2001

Natalie McAvoy

Reading

Teachers’ beliefs regarding reading and their teaching practices compared to the attitudes of third grade students who have learned to read with a traditional program and with those whose instruction is from a literature-based program.

2000

Evelyn Duesbury

Counseling

Utilizing dreams from a systemic perspective to understand and mollify relationship issues : introducing the Personalized Method for Interpreting Dreams.

1999

Candice Nokes

School Psychology

Sixth grade office referrals as marker variables for eighth grade problem behavior.

1998

Peter Vogt

Counseling Education

Defining career "indecision" among traditional-age college students and examining its relationship to their career-related beliefs and perceptions.

1997

Jo Christianson

Special Education

Peer acceptance of students with severe and multiple disabilities.

1996

Nikolai Yasko

Curriculum & Instruction

The ethos of learning: Japanese education and its American detractors.

1995

Patricia Jensen

Professional Development

Use of an extended day program with primary at-risk students.

1994

Mark Poggensee

Science Education

Earth science teacher enhancement program: perceived effectiveness comparison.

1993

Barbara Penington

Communication

Transition to parenthood: communication strategies used to cope with perceived loss of freedom.

1992

Susan Holtz

Office Systems

Disaster recovery planning: Is business prepared?

1991

Melody A. Berger

Reading

A comparative study of writing sample development and reading achievement of first grade students in a whole language classroom compared to a basal-based phonetic classroom.

1990

Kathryn Dziekman

Counselor Education

Effectiveness of vocational rehabilitation services provided to Wisconsin racial ethnic minority disabled clientele.