Date of Defense



Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies

First Advisor

Dr. Tracy DeMars

Second Advisor

Dr. Steve Feffer

Third Advisor

Dr. Arnie Johnston


The World Health Organization's Global Burden of Disease study revealed that clinical depression would be the second most burdensome illness in the world by the year 2020. On this college campus, a recent Sindecuse Health Center survey showed that depression and back pain were tied for the number one concern among students. While there may be little we can do about backpack weight, there is much that can be done to inform students and faculty about depression.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Campus Only