Anthropology

2020

Ellis Codd (Supervisor: Heather Richards-Rissetto)

Thesis: Applying Settlement Scaling at Copán: Furthering Exploration Into Ancient Maya Urban Dynamics

Sarah Ghannam (Supervisor: William Belcher)

Thesis: Estimating Age from 2D and 3D Imaging of Skeletal Remains: an Assessment of Reliability Using the Medial Clavicle

2019

Andrea Kruse (Supervisor: Phil Geib)

Thesis: Lithic Analysis of an Early Archaic Assemblage on the Great Plains: The Spring Creek Site

Sara Anderson(Supervisor: Carrie C. Heitman)

Thesis: Humeri Spatulate Tools Associations and Function in Chaco Canyon, NM

Ryan Mathisan (Supervisor: Phil Geib)

Thesis: OSL and Ceramic Analysis at the Humphrey Site

Anna Dempsey-Alves (Supervisor: Carrie C. Heitman)

Thesis: An Analysis of Ground Stone from the Basketmaker Communities Project in Montezuma County, Southwest Colorado

Brian C. Goodrich (Supervisor: Heather Richards-Rissetto)

Thesis: The Search for Fort Lisa in the Vicinity of Omaha, Nebraska: A GIS Site Location Model

Cole F. Juckette (Supervisor: Heather Richards-Rissetto)

Thesis: Using Virtual Reality and Remotely Sensed Data to Explore Object Identity and Embodiment in a Virtual Mayan City

2018

Graham Goodwin (Supervisor: Heather Richards-Rissetto)

Thesis: Modeling Sound in Ancient Maya Cities: Moving Towards a Synesthetic Experience using GIS & 3D Simulation

Amy Neumann (Supervisor: Effie Athanassopoulos)

Thesis: Life in Lincoln: Deciphering the Archaeological Material Culture of a Turn of the 20th Century Neighborhood

Jade L. Robison (Supervisor: Carrie C. Heitman)

Thesis: Referencing People and Places: Multivocality and the Materiality of Memory in Archaeological Landscapes

Rebecca A. Salem (Supervisor: Effie Athanassopoulos)

Thesis: Archaeology and Tourism in the Early 20th Century: Pompeii Through a Photographic Archive

2017

Kami Ahrens (Supervisor: Effie Athanassopoulos)

Thesis: Dressing the Part: Clothing and Gender Identity on the Frontier Artifacts from Steamboat Bertrand

Jonathan E. Ferguson (Supervisor: Raymond Hames)

Thesis: COFFEE QUALITY, LAND USE, AND PROCESSING IN THE CAJAMARCA REGION OF PERU

Livia A. Taylor (Supervisor: Emily Hammerl)

Thesis: Patterns of Variation in Deciduous Second and Permanent first Molars Among Chimpanzee Taxa

2016

Morgan C. Beyer (Supervisor: Effie Athanassapoulos)

Thesis: Metal and Glass: An Investigation of Possible Historic Period Native American Sites in Wind Cave National Park

Zachary Day (Supervisors: LuAnn Wandsnider & Matthew Douglass)

Thesis: Preliminary Studies in Using X-Ray Diffraction for Analyzing the Atomic Structure of Central Plains Tradition Constituents

Nora C. Greiman (Supervisors: LuAnn Wandsnider & Matthew Douglass)

Thesis: A Pilot Study for Examining Population Movement During the Peri-Medieval Climatic Anomaly in the Nebraska Sand Hills

Luke R. Hittner (Supervisors: LuAnn Wandsnider & Matthew Douglass)

Thesis: Meeting Halfway: Collaborative Public Outreach and Lithic Material Sourcing in the High Plains of Nebraska

Aaron C. Pattee (Supervisor: Effie Athanassopoulos)

Thesis: INTEGRATIVE 3D RECORDING METHODS OF HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE: BURG HOHENECKEN FROM SOUTHWEST GERMANY

Margaret Robinson (Supervisor: Carolyn Heitman)

Thesis: ILLUMINATING HOPEWELL LEGACY DATA: A CASE STUDY OF MOUND 23 AT HOPEWELL MOUND GROUP

2015

Michael Chodoronek (Supervisor: Matthew Douglass)

Thesis: The Use and Application of Photogrammetry for the In-field Documentation of Archaeological Features: Three Case Studies from the Great Plains and Southeastern Alaska

Maria G. Lapera (Supervisor: Daniel Osborne)

Thesis: Exploring the Evolutionary Origins of Obesity through the Endocrine-Physical Activity-Bone Axis

Allen J. Myhra (Supervisor: Daniel Osborne)

Thesis: Geometric Morphometric Analysis of Pan Frontal Bone Morphology

Geography

2020

Andrew Husa (Supervisor: David J. Wishart)

Dissertation: Population Sustainability in Rural Nebraska Towns

Theresa Glanz (Supervisor: David J. Wishart)

Dissertation: Federal Land-Use Policy and Resettlement in the Great Plains: An Experiment in Community Development During the New Deal Years, 1933-1941

2019

Mikal Stewart (Supervisor: John Clark Archer)

Dissertation: Charting Food Bank Usage and Demand: A Targeted Geospatial Approach to Identifying Census Tracts in Lincoln Nebraska Experiencing Food Insecurity from 2013 to 2018

2018

Ashley K. Larsen (Supervisor: Paul R. Hanson)

Thesis: Timing and Formation of Linear Dunes South of the Niobrara River Valley, North-Central Nebraska Sand Hills

2017

Christian J. Cruz (Supervisor: Paul R. Hanson)

Thesis: Assessing Landslide Susceptibility With GIS Using Qualitative & Quantitative Methods In Knox County, Nebraska

Andrew Husa (Supervisor: David J. Wishart)

Thesis: A Historical Geography of Six and Eight-Man Football in Nebraska

Joseph. J. Lehnert (Supervisor: Arthur I. Zygielbaum)

Thesis: Utilizing a Consumer-Grade Camera System to Quantify Surface Reflectance

Gunnar Malek-Madani (Supervisor: Elizabeth Walter-Shea)

Thesis: Modeling Gross Primary Production of Midwest Maize and Soybean Croplands with Satellite and Gridded Weather Data

Roy Yao (Supervisor: Clark Archer)

Thesis: Spatial Analysis of Ethnic and Racial Segregation in the Chicago Metropolitan Area, 2000 - 2014

2016

Jacob C. Bruihler (Supervisor: Paul R. Hanson)

Thesis: Dating Late Quaternary Alluvial Fills in the Platte River Valley using Optically Stimulated Luminescence Dating

2015

Gabrielle C. Tegeder (Supervisors: Paul R. Hanson & Christina Dando)

Dissertation: A Research Framework for the Geographic Study of Exotic Pet Mammals in the USA