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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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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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

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Quantity Trumps Quality: Bayesian Statistical Accumulation Modeling Guides Radiocarbon Measurements to Construct a Chronology in Real-time, Devon Robert Firesinger

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Leaders on their Best Behavior: Leader Behaviors Resulting in Effective Virtual Teams, Sarah Elizabeth Frick

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Stormwater Infiltration and Groundwater Integrity: An Analysis of BMP Siting Tools and Groundwater Vulnerability, Kristopher Craig Gallagher

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Strategies for Reducing Preventable Hospital Readmissions on Medicare Patients, Andres Patricio Garcia-Arce

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Occupational Noise Exposure Evaluation of a group of Groundskeepers at a University Campus, Monica Elisa Garcia

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Characterizing Gross Lesions in Corals on Fringing Reefs of Taiwan and Hainan Island, China, Adrienne George

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Light Olefin Production by Cracking Nannochloris oculata Microalgae using Aluminosilicate Catalysts, Gaurav Goyal

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Many Hands Make Light Work: Crowdsourced Ratings of Medical Student OSCE Performance, Mark Grichanik

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How Online Reviews Influence Consumer Restaurant Selection, Nefike Gunden

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Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Applied to Urban Nutrient Management: Data Scarce Case Studies from Belize and Florida, Charlotte Juliane Haberstroh

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Heat Flux Modeling of Asymmetrically Heated and Cooled Thermal Stimuli, Matthew Hardy

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Promoting Happiness in Elementary Schoolchildren: Evaluation of a Multitarget, Multicomponent Classwide Positive Psychology Intervention, Brittany Valle Hearon

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Playing-With the World: Toy Story's Aesthetics and Metaphysics of Play, Jonathan Hendricks

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Complex Electric-Field Induced Phenomena in Ferroelectric/Antiferroelectric Nanowires, Ryan Christopher Herchig

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Dynamics of Multicultural Social Networks, Kristina B. Hilton

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New Reaction Discoveries in Gold Catalysis, Seyedmorteza Hosseyni

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3D Cave and Ice Block Morphology from Integrated Geophysical Methods: A Case Study at Scărişoara Ice Cave, Romania, Jackson Durain Hubbard

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Zonation pattern and spatial arrangement of a Geukensia granosissima population in a mixed mangrove forest of Tampa Bay, Derrick Shane Hudson

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Practical Theology in an Interpretive Community: An Ethnography of Talk, Texts and Video in a Mediated Women's Bible Study, Nancie Hudson

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Opportunities to Mainstream Gender in Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Projects: A Case Study in Barbados, Wainella Isaacs

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Sorption of Benzene, Dichloroethane, Chloroform and Dichloromethane by Polyethylene Glycol, Polycaprolactone and Their Copolymers at 298.15 K Using a Quartz Crystal Microbalance, Abhijeet Radhakrishna Iyer

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Robustness of the Within- and Between-Series Estimators to Non-Normal Multiple-Baseline Studies: A Monte Carlo Study, Seang-Hwane Joo

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“The Nations of the Field and Wood”: The Uncertain Ontology of Animals in Eighteenth-Century British Literature, J. Kevin Jordan

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Optimization and Performance Study of Select Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technologies for Commercial Buildings, Rajeev Kamal

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Science in the Sun: How Science is Performed as a Spatial Practice, Natalie Kass

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Acetaminophen Associated Neurotoxicity and its Relevance to Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Seol-Hee Kim

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The Effect of Expanded Audit Report Disclosures on Users’ Confidence in the Audit and the Financial Statements, Peter Kipp

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Re-envisioning Music Teacher Education: A Comparison of Two Undergraduate Music Education Programs in the U.S., Jonathan Ross Kladder

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Southern Ocean Transport by Combining Satellite Altimetry and Temperature/Salinity Profile Data, Michael Kosempa

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Leadership in Higher Education: Role of Persons-in-Charge of Internationalization Efforts in Community Colleges, Sunita -. Kumari

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"What Are We Doing Here? This Is Not Us": A Critical Discourse Analysis of The Last Of Us Remastered, Toria Kwan

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Simulation of Hemiparetic Function Using a Knee Orthosis with Variable Impedance and a Proprioception Interference Apparatus, Christina-Anne Kathleen Lahiff

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Evaluating a Graduate Professional Development Program for Informal Science Educators, Jeremy Paul Lake

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Controlling and Monitoring Voice Quality in Internet Communication, An Thanh Le

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Latino Subgroups Political Participation in American Politics: The Other Latinos’ Electoral Behavior, Angelica Maria Leon Velez

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A Study of Corrosion Monitoring Techniques Used in URLs for Metals, Sirui Li

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In Vivo Channel Characterization and Energy Efficiency Optimization and Game Theoretical Approaches in WBANs, Yang Liu

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Extending the Model with Internal Restrictions on Item Difficulty (MIRID) to Study Differential Item Functioning, Yong "Isaac" Li

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Reduction of Airborne Silica Concentration Using a Novel Sand Coating Technology, Elizabeth Rains Lloyd

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Neighborhood Deprivation, Food Insecurity and Gestational Weight Gain, Sabrina Luke

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On the Conformational Dynamics of DNA: A Perspective from Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Ning Ma

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A Novel Abi-domain Protein Controls Virulence Determinant Production in Staphylococcus aureus, Stephanie Michelle Marroquin

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The Optimization of the Nuclear Protein in Testis (NUT) Antibody and its Importance and Impact in the Pathology Lab, Lindsey Martinez

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Something Looks Phishy Here: Applications of Signal Detection Theory to Cyber-Security Behaviors in the Workplace, Jaclyn Martin

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The Sustainability of Career and Technical Education Teacher Preparation Programs in Florida, Lisa Martino

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Estimating The Impact of a Select Criteria Pollutant (PM2.5) on Childhood Asthma in Florida, Shabnam Mehra

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Simulation Studies on ECG Vector Dipole Extraction in Liquid Medium, Pratheek Michael