Welcome to the collection of Providence Campus Honors Theses. These theses represent students' capstone achievement in the Honors Program. Each thesis has been completed by an Honors student under the guidance of a Faculty Mentor and approved by the Honors Advisory Council.

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Submissions from 2022

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Accommodations for Nonbinary Youth in Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, Karen Brandt

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In America: A content analysis of the 2021 Met Gala, Mary Beth Clarke

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Athletic Identity During Covid-19, Summer Ramundo

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A Novel Expression: Spider Silk Synthesized for Mechanical Improvements With Kevlar, Koryn Russell

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Gut Health in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder- A Systematic Review, Rachel Rynearson

Submissions from 2021

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Video Game to Movie Adaptations: The Role of Narratives, Owen Amaral

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Cultivating Diversity and Positive Representation in American Entertainment Media, Claire Farley

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Where She Came from and How She Leads: A Study of the Patterns Among Women Leaders’ Experiences, Emma Goldberg

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Finding Female Recognition: A Career Comparison of Female and Male Graphic Designers, Jaclyn Larsen

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The Rise of the Social Media Influencer, Sanjanae Miley

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Count Your Blessings: The Practice of Gratitude in New Jersey Elementary Classrooms, Rebecca Stillman

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Disney Channel Serial Killers, Emily Timmins

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This or That?: A Study of Online Supermarket Interventions and Their Ability to Influence Healthy Food Choices, Abby Tobin

Submissions from 2020

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The Balancing Act: Tipping the Scales of Interdependence, Happiness, and Identity through Food in Dueling Cultural Identities within the Asian-American Experience, Jessica Eng

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Clean Meat: Did We Under or Over Estimate How Far This New Industry Could Grow?, Tyler R. Glick

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Social Media's Approach to Comfort Food, Isabella Paul

Submissions from 2019

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A cross-sectional study of the relationship between substance use and sexual risk behaviors among high school students, Summer Britton

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The Effect of Positive/Negative Framing on an Individual's Desire to Socially Share a Scored Lead-Generating Quiz, Drew DuBoff

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He Said, She Said: the Impact of Language in Advertising on the Development of a Feminist Identity, Alicia Fletcher

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To Green or Not to Green?: A Study on Consumer Behavior and Ethically Produced Fashion, Gretchen Muller

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An Open Letter to the Editor: How the Media’s Language Perpetuates Bias, Anais Nolasco

Submissions from 2018

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The Partisan Delivery of News: A Content Analysis of CNN and FOX, Kathy Ensor

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A History and Analysis of Weddings and Wedding Planning, Clare Finnell

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Rape Culture: Is This the College Experience?, Kayla Hoang

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Milk Nutrition and Perceptions, Alyssa C. Katz

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How Does the Psychology of Loneliness Affect the Desire to Travel Alone?, Zoe M. Myers

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The Evolution of the Perceptions of the Goth Subculture, Sabrina Newman

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This Bud's For Who? Craft Brewing and the Transformation of the American Beer Industry, Joshua E. Orel

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The History of Coffee and its Concurrent Marketing Strategies, Kristin Rudeen

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All the World’s a Smartphone: Changing the Stage of Human Interaction, Elizabeth Sheridan

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Historic Look on Color Theory, Steele R. Stokley

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The Feminization of Baking and Pastry Work: Dissecting Gender Roles in the Foodservice Industry, Alexis Szmodis

Submissions from 2017

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Voluntourism: What Motivates College Students to Give Back When They Travel?, Samantha Lee

Submissions from 2016

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Tea: Past and Present, Alexander Ahearn

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Finding Love in a Hopeless Place: Dating Patterns of American Millennials, Amanda Balbi

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Overweight in the Military: Causes and Effects, Andrew Hooks

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Scoring a Goal Against the “Dumb Jock” Stereotype, Gabrielle Longo

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Crazy in Love with a Smooth Criminal: An In-Depth Look at Parasocial Relationships and How Celebrities Affect the Relationship, Alyssa Termini

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Barbie: The Real Enemy?, Shelby Wolfinger

Submissions from 2014

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Social Activism with Extra Sauce: How Food Communication Increases Political Awareness in Social Media, Amy DeMello

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"Can't Nobody Fly With All That Stuff": Exploring Representations and Standards of Black Patriarchal Masculinity in Television, Film, and Music, Chloe Marshall

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Traditional Foot Racing v. Obstacle Racing, Kathleen Sands

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Beyond the Wine Menu: Understanding Flavor and Taste Perception as a Factor in Pairing Wine and Dessert, Cristina Vazquez

Submissions from 2013

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The Rise and Fall of Bread in America, Amanda Benson

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Table for One, Food for Two: A Socio-economic Perspective on American Obesity, Celestina Victoria Brunetti

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Japanese Monetary Policy: The Effectiveness of Quantitative Easing, Colin James Flynn

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Revenge, Guilt, and Greed: Feast Scenes and Political Order in Shakespearian Society, Ashley VanderWeele

Submissions from 2012

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The Negative Effects of Tourism on National Parks in the United States, Lauren Finnessey

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Applying Lean Six Sigma at Nordson EFD, Kristen Harvey

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Changing Drink: How the Eighteenth Amendment Significantly Altered the Way People Regard Drink, Michelle Jasinski

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Advertising and Consumerism in the Food Industry, Marlene Keller

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Nonprofit Funding Agencies’ Review of Grant Recipients, Siobain McIlvain

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Edible Marijuana: A New Frontier in the Culinary World, Ariella H. Wolkowicz

Submissions from 2011

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Music, Mood, and Memory: An In-Depth Look at How Music Can Be Used as a Trigger to Elicit Specific Emotional Responses and Associated Memories, Jennifer Lynn Stubing