|Thesis Title||Author (Student)||Faculty Advisor|
|Supreme Court Justices' Response to Public Opinion||Ejulius Adorno||Alicia Uribe|
|Does Anti-Corruption Foreign Aid Reduce Corruption?||Ricardo Alvarez||Matthew Winters|
|Members of Congress and Congressional Staff Allocation||John Flach||Gisela Sin|
|Don't Bank On It: The Incomplete Truth of Money in Congressional Elections||Patrick Flavin||Brian Gaines|
|Progressive Ambition and Gender in Congress||Sarah Gortowski||Tracy Sulkin|
|Political Violence, Ethnic Fractionalization, and the Ratification of the Rome Statute||Ada Irem Karacal||Stephen Chaudoin|
|Rise of Nationalism in China and Japan: the Consequences on Domestic Politics and Sino-Japanese Relations||Joo Hoon Kim||Carol Leff|
|Personality and the Environment: How Internal Motivations Create Different Environmental Decisions||Lauren Krone||Robert Pahre|
|BREAKING (Network, Comedy, and Internet) NEWS: Differences in Memory and Perceived Credibility Across Media Platforms||Christina Lorey||Jeffery Mondak|
|The Head of State Effect: Discovering the Role of the Head of State in Cabinet Longevity||Quinn Marschik||Jose Cheibub|
|Implicit and Explicit Racial Messages and Their Effects On Citizens' Attitudes||Darrah Perryman||James Kuklinski|
|A Perpetuating Negative Cycle: The Effects of Economic Inequality on Voter Participation||Jenine Saleh||Thomas Rudolph|
|State's Attorney Gender and Rape Convictions||Richard Sledz||Joseph Hinchliffe|
The 2015 Best Thesis Award winner is Jenine Saleh for her thesis "A Perpetuating Negative Cycle: The Effects of Economic Inequality on Voter Participation."
The 2015 Best Poster Award winner is Irem Karacal for her poster presenting her thesis "Political Violence, Ethnic Fractionalization, and the Ratification of the Rome Statute."