Graduate Theses and Dissertations is a collection of completed and approved graduate works. These works are collected through the Office of Graduate Studies submission process and are approved by the Faculty, Student, and University of South Florida. You can search the entire collection below or you may browse by College here.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Modifiable Characteristics Associated with Fear of Cancer Recurrence among Colorectal Cancer Survivors, Julie M. Cessna Palas

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Development of Tools for Stable Transfection in the Human Filarial Parasite Brugia malayi via the piggyBac transposon system, Johan Chabanon

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Scalable Unsupervised Learning with Game Theory, Alireza Chakeri

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Mechanisms of IKBKE Activation in Cancer, Sridevi Challa

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Validity of a New Measure of Phonemic Awareness that Does Not Require Spoken Responses in Children with Complex Communication Needs, Tiffany Chavers

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On Axon-Axon Interaction via Currents and Fields, Aman Chawla

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Spatial and Temporal Variation in Mangrove Distribution (1950-2014) in Tampa, Florida USA, Carolyn Cheatham Rhodes

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Perception of School Staff Regarding the Effectiveness of a Youth Mental Health Program in Schools, Hiba Chehaib Chehaib

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Applying the Theory of Planned Behavior to Influence Auditors' Knowledge-Sharing Behavior, Xu Cheng

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Traveling Women and Consuming Place in Eighteenth-Century Travel Letters and Journals, Cassie Patricia Childs

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Contributions to Quandle Theory: A Study of f-Quandles, Extensions, and Cohomology, Indu Rasika U. Churchill

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Molecular-Size Selective Zeolite Membrane Encapsulated Novel Catalysts for Enhanced Biomass to Liquid (BTL) Processes, Ummuhan Cimenler

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Chemotherapy-Induced Alopecia and Quality-of-Life: Ovarian and Uterine Cancer Patients and the Aesthetics of Disease, Meredith L. Clements

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Nonresident Paternal Factors and the Psychosocial Adjustment of Black Adolescents from Single-Mother Households, Erica Elizabeth Coates

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Countering the Questionable Actions of the CPD and FEC, Brian C. Cole

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Latitudinal Position and Trends of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and its Relationship with Upwelling in the Southern Caribbean Sea and Global Climate Indices, Kaitlyn E. Colna

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Linear Extremal Problems in the Hardy Space Hp for 0 < p < 1, Robert Christopher Connelly

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Bisphosphonate Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles for the Study and Treatment of Osteoporotic Disease, Christopher Conners

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The Empirical Selection of Anchor Items Using a Multistage Approach, Brandon Craig

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“You Know Who I Am, Don’t You? I’m the One They’re Writing About in the Newspapers and on TV”, Casey Killen Crane

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It’s Not All Sunflowers and Roses at Home: A Narrative Inquiry of At-Risk Girls and Their Perceptions of Their Educational Experiences, Jessica Aggeles Curtis

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Development of Ethologically-Based Inhibitory Avoidance Models of Fear Memory, Savannah Dalrymple

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What Makes Water Policy Sustainable? An Analysis of Water Policy in US Cities, Rebecca Brady David

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A Portrait in Black and White: An Analysis of Race in the Adult Education Classroom, Tealia N. Deberry

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Chemical Investigations of Fungal Natural Products for Drug Discovery, Danielle H. Demers

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Land Use, Stream Stability, and Benthic Invertebrates in a Dry Forest Watershed of Western Costa Rica, Jacqueline Ann Demko

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Psychosocial Mechanisms of Outcome in Pediatric Psychiatry, Alessandro S. De Nadai

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Photopolymerization Synthesis of Magnetic Nanoparticle Embedded Nanogels for Targeted Biotherapeutic Delivery, Daniel Jonwal Denmark

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Social Supports, Stress and Birth Outcomes among Latina Mothers in Pinellas County, Florida, Maridelys Detres

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Semantic Description of Activities in Videos, Fillipe Dias Moreira De Souza

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Longitudinal Awareness: A Study of Vulnerability to Flooding in Polk County, Iowa, Kerri A. Dickey

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An Evaluation of IDEA Part C Interventionists’ Knowledge and Use of Evidence-Based Practices for Young Children with Challenging Behavior, Sarah Elizabeth Dickinson

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The Effects of Arousal Presented by a Pedagogical Agent on English Language Learners' Situational Interest, Cognitive Load and Reading Comprehension in Online Reading Tasks, Jack Drobisz

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TERF Wars: Narrative Productions of Gender and Essentialism in Radical-Feminist (Cyber)spaces, Jennifer Earles

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Psychopathic Traits and Substance Use in the Context of Erotic Services and Sex Exchange among College Students, Bethany Edwards

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Active Cleaning of Label Noise Using Support Vector Machines, Rajmadhan Ekambaram

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The Dislocated Spectator's Relationship to Enchanted Objects in Early Film and Modernist Poetry, Rachel Christine Ekblad

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Social Story TM and In-Situ Training at Home: Effects on Household Chemical Safety Skills in Young Children, Courtney Ek

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Using Remote Sensing to Evaluate Wetland Recovery in the Northern Tampa Bay Area Following Reduction in Groundwater Withdrawals, Amor Elder

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Exploring Mathematics Teacher Education Fieldwork Experiences through Storytelling, Melody Jeane Elrod

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Catalytic Upgrading of Biogas to Fuels: Role of Reforming Temperature, Oxidation Feeds, and Contaminants, Nada Elsayed

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Improving Doping and Minority Carrier Lifetime of CdTe/CdS Solar Cells by in-situ Control of CdTe Stoichiometry, Vamsi Krishna Evani

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Viruses in marine animals: Discovery, detection, and characterizarion, Elizabeth Fahsbender

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Problematic Participation and Educational Dilemmas: Ethnography of the Educational Experiences of Black Male Youth in Hillsborough County, Florida, Deneia Y. Fairweather

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Essays on Crowdfunding: Exploring the Funding and Post-funding Phases and Outcomes, Onochie Fan-Osuala

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Estimation of Human Poses Categories and Physical Object Properties from Motion Trajectories, Mona Fathollahi Ghezelghieh

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Beyond Age and Stage: Consequences of Individual Variation in Demographic Traits, Erin Elizabeth Feichtinger

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Comparative Analysis of Tag Estimation Algorithms on RFID EPC Gen-2 Performance, Arundhoti Ferdous

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Back Muscle Endurance as Measure by Ito Test Duration, Ronald Figueredo

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An Exposure Assessment of Paper Dust in a Coupon Manufacturing Facility, Danny C. Fink