This is a freely-accessible collection of masters degree theses written by Liberty University students.

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Submissions from 2016

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Smartphones and Cognition: The Case for an Updated Theory of Electronic Eloquence, Omar Adams

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Trailblazer: The Legacy of Bishop Henry M. Turner during the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Jim Crowism, Jordan Alexander

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Child Prostitution: Inadequate Response by the Church, Gabrielle Alexis

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Holy Children are Happy Children: Jonathan Edwards and Puritan Childhood, Russell Allen

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Defining Afghan Women Characters as Modern Archetypes using Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns and Asne Seierstad’s The Bookseller of Kabul, Alexandra Andrews

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The Problem of Evil and the Probity of Theodicy from William Rowe's Evidential Evidential of Evil, Olaoluwa Apata

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Officer on Duty: How an Image Can Change in an Instant, Derrick Battle

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Officer on Duty: How an Image can Change in an Instant, Derrrick Battle

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Cinematic Transmedia: A Physiological Look at Engagement with Marvel's Cinematic Universe as Measured by Brainwaves and Electrodermal Activity, Tabitha Cassidy

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Real or Not Real: Fragmentation, Fabrication, and Composite Identity in The Hunger Games and the Mass Effect Trilogy, Tessanna Curtis

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Fandom and Social Media Marketing: Looking at Doctor Who Tumblr Engagement through the Lens of Participatory Culture, Elizabeth DeMeo

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Hit after Hit: Examining the Image Repair Strategies of Johnny Manziel, Lisa DeRuiter

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Die Phantasie Gottes: An Analysis of the Divine Ideas in Deity Theories and Brian Leftow, with A Proposed Synthesis, Nathaniel Dowell

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Adapting Nonverbal Coding Theory to Mobile Mediated Communication: An Analysis of Emoji and Other Digital Nonverbals, Carley Durante

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bsent from the Body, Present with the Lord: A Traditional Evangelical Critique of Traditional Roman Catholic and Non-Traditional Evangelical Teachings Regarding Purgatory, Thomas Gentry

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A Case for A Husserlian Willardarian Approach to Knowledge, Joseph Gibson

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Branding Faith: Do Christian Ministries Reach Millennials With Branding?, Bolashade Hanson

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The Adventure of the Immortal Detective: Adaptation and Audience Investment in the Cases of Sherlock Holmes, Corey Hayes

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A Case for Monistic Idealism: Connecting Idealistic Thoughts from Leibniz to Kant with Support in Quantum Physics, Erik Haynes

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The Agenda Setting Effects of CNN’s Twitter in the 2016 Super Tuesday Primaries, Joy Huertas

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“First-Rate Eddication”: The Educational Roles of Merlyn and Dumbledore, Carissa Johnson

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The Rhythm and Blues (R&B) Protest Songs of the Civil Rights Movement: Outlining the Natural Alignment Between the Foundational R&B Recordings Artists and the African-American Church During the Movement, Michelee Jones

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The Library Under the Sun: Knowledge and Vanity in Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose, Elizabeth Lamont

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The GĨKŨYŨ MŨTŨRĨRŨ: Preserving A Piece of Kenya's Agrarian Past through Flute Music, Jennifer LaRue

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Music-Play and Communication in Children with Autism and Their Families: An Ethnographic Study, Melanie Makovsky

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Ethics With Regard to Compensation and Current NCAA Policy, Tyler McBride

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All Lives Matter: Media Agenda, Brittany Minard

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Treasonous Tea: The Edenton Tea Party of 1774, Maggie MItchell

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Peer Disagreement and Rationality: An Analysis of Richard Feldman's Conciliatory View, John Molinari

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Peer Disagreement and Rationality: An Analysis of Richard Feldman's Conciliatory View, John Molinari

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My Friendship Story: Tanzanians’ Tales of Friendship Analyzed through Knapp’s Relational Model, Dorcus Nakalembe

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Sources of Dignity for Persons: Capacities, Friendship, Love and Subjectivity, Matthew Nevius

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The Ebola Crisis: A Communicative Response from Samaritan's Purse, Bailie Porter

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Missa Yielu: Music in the Dagara Mass, Karin Rau

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A Rhetorical Analysis of the Feminist and Patriarchal Themes within Shonda Rhimes' Television Shows "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal," and "How To Get Away With Murder", Katelyn Roshetko

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A Feasibility Study to Develop a Missions Training Center to Recruit African-American Young Adults for Global Missions through Education and Training, Linda Saunders

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Medium as King: Social Media & the Political Campaign, Isaac Shea

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Warrior Health: A Study of Female Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms who Engage in Outdoor Adventure Recreation, Julia Smith

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The Rhetorical Fantasies of the Kent State Rioters: A Study of SDS Peripheral Influence, Amanda Stanley

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The Effect of Luck on the Retention of Head Coaches in the NFL, Alexander Steen

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The Quotidian in Naguib Mahfouz’s The Cairo Trilogy, Kenneth Strickland

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“You can't ever find a place that's nice and peaceful”: The Adolescent Identity in J. D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, Whitney Thacker

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Y U No Ansr? A Chronemics Analysis of Electronic Communications, Lauren Vorderkunz

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Flannery O'Connor and the Poetics of Prayer: The Analysis of A Prayer Journal, Emily Wilson

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Position the Brand: Identify the Role of Social Media for Public Accounting Firms in Digital Age, Linbo Yao

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"The Sickle or the Cross": W.A. Criswell and Southern Baptists During the Early Cold War, Erin Yates

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Junot Díaz’s The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and Its Punishment of Failed Gender Performances, Bruno Yupanqui Tovar

Submissions from 2015

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Cultural Influence of Storytelling: An Examination of the Use of Narratives in Political Campaigns, Charla Bansley

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The Romantic Egoist: Fitzgerald's View on Identity and Culture, Tara Bender

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'Sing unto the Lord a New Song--Just Not That One!' A Case Study of Music Censorship in Free Will Baptist Colleges, Jon Edward Bullock

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Samwise Gamgee: Beauty, Truth, and Heroism in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Christine Loraine Chichester

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A Dramatistic Look at Motive and Egypt’s 2011 Revolution, Blair J. Cook

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Canonical Development and the Early Church Fathers: Establishing the Validity and Elevating the Weight of Accurate Textual Citations, Chris Davis

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Mad to be Sincere: Authenticity, Irony, and Kerouac’s Response to Modern Reality, Jonathan Michael Devin

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Spiritual Transformation and Its Implications for Christian Worship, Thomas Wayne Doss

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Flannery O'Connor's Redemptive Violence in Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club and Invisible Monsters, Caitlin Elliot

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The In Situ Meaning of "to Observe All" in Matthew 28:20 (NASB), David Samuel Gifford

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A Study of Motivation and Assimilation: Examining Asian International and American College Students' Employment on Campus, Yasa Guo

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Mad Hero in a Box: Christianity, Secular Humanism, and the Monomyth in Doctor Who, Sabrina Hardy

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American Dreams and Dystopias: Examining Dystopian Parallels in The Great Gatsby and To Kill a Mockingbird, Samuel Nathan Harris

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A Teleological Exploration of the Plausibility of Moral Knowledge, Kevin Lebel King Jr.

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The Buck Stops in Benghazi: A Practical Application of the Dramatistic Pentad and Interpersonal Deception Theory, Robert Taylor Kirk

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Mission Statements: Evaluating Faith-Based Organization’s Missional Effectiveness in Monrovia, Liberia, Jessica Kryzer

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Jazz and Puerto Rican Traditional Music: A New Generation of Musical Exploration, Pedro Lavezzari

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The Color of the Year: A Textual Analysis of Pantone’s Color Communication Techniques through the Application of Barthes’ Semiotic, Kyung Lee

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The Many Paths of Cyberspace: William Gibson's The Sprawl as Prototype for Structural, Thematic, and Narrative Multilinearity in New Media, Erik Marsh

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The Incompatibility of Open Theism with the Doctrine of Inerrancy, Stuart Mark Mattfield

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Christian Chicken vs. Mainstream Media: A Case Study Analysis of Chick-fil-A’s Stance on Traditional Marriage Using Situational Crisis Communication Theory, Christiannn McNew

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A Mainer From Rockland: Adelbert Ames in the Civil War, Michael Jack Megelsh

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Entertainment Assembled: The Marvel Cinematic Universe, a Case Study in Transmedia, Drew Menard

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Aquinas the Pacifist? A Comparative Study, Lloyd George Pemberton

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The War on Drugs: An Analysis of the Rhetoric According to Richard Weaver’s Theory of Ultimate Terms, Cristina Peniche

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How Church Commitment to At-Risk Black Male Youth Helps Prevent Them from Being Incarcerated at Percentage Rates Higher Than Other Races, Barbara Pierson

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Citizens of the World: An Autoethnography of Couchsurfing and Uncertainty Reduction Theory, Anderson Santos

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The Spirit Molecule: DMT, Brains, and A Theoneurological Model to Explain Spiritual Experiences, Shaun Smith

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A Culture in Change: The Development of Masculinity through P.G. Wodehouse's Psmith Series, Allison Thompson

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Prohibit, Tolerate, or Prefer: A Content Analysis of Agenda-setting and the LGBT in MSNBC and Fox News, Ashley Elizabeth Wiktorek

Submissions from 2014

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An Examination of the Role Relationship Marketing Plays in the B2B Model between Chinese Manufacturers and American Distributors, Ran An

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A Southerner for the Union: Major General George Henry Thomas - A Brief Biographical Sketch and Analysis of the Causes and Effects of His Decision for the North, Miranda Becker

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Get Schooled: A Visual Social Semiotic Analysis of Target's Branding using Instagram, Chelsea Bevins

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Social Media in Sports: A Phenomenological Study of Athletes and Online Communication, Garrett Bireline

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Old Gods in New Clothes: The French Revolutionary Cults and the "Rebirth of the Golden Age", Jennifer Boyet

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Dish and Pot: Scatology and Liminal Space in Samuel Beckett, Keegan Bradford

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Quench the Thirst: A Content Analysis of the Persuasive Techniques of UNICEF's Tap Project, Rachel Chadalavada

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The Focus of Elisha's Ministry on Atypical, Faithful Individuals, Eunice Chung

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Chopin Mazurkas and Its Influence on Polish Nationalsim, Pablo Cintron

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Chopin Mazurkas and Its Influence on Polish Nationalsim, Pablo Cintron

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Arts Outreach in the Middle East, Matthias Clark

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Hispanic Voting Behavior Versus Hispanic Beliefs, Christian Collins

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But You are a Man Like My Equal: An Exploration of the Suffering of the Righteous at the Hands of Fellow Community Members, Dan Cooper

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Lost in 'Trans'media: Where the Intersection Between Media Convergence and Missions is Found, Tabethia Cosner

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Castlereagh at the Congress of Vienna: Maintaining the Peace, Political Realism, and the Encirclement of France, Nathan Curtis

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Facing the Idea That Facebook Faces us Towards Narcissism, Adam Forsberg

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"Does This Thesis Make My Behind Look Big?" A Master's Thesis Using Qualitative Research to Examine Clothing as a Communication Tool, Lynne Forth

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A Professorial Nation: The Pedagogical Gardens of William Crimsworth, Jane Eyre, and Lucy Snowe, Elise Green

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Seeds of the Real People: How Cherokee Folk Ways Conflicted with Colonial Culture, Christopher Gunn

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The Importance of Being Ancillary: The Cold War Context of Fort Greely, Alaska, Catherine Hardee

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Idealism and Pragmatism in the Rhetoric of John Boehner: A Weaverian Analysis of Congressional Discourse, Cody Hawley

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The Impact of a Functional Understanding of the Image of God on Mission, Gary Hubbard

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Canadian Patriotism and the Timbit: A Rhetorical Analysis of Tim Horton's Inc.'s Canadian Connection through the Application of Semiotics, Shelanne Jennings