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 2016

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Songwriting as Inquiry and Action: Emotion, Narrative Identity, and Authenticity in Folk Music Culture, Maggie Colleen Cobb

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Teaching Perspective Taking to Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury, Jacqueline Cohen

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Climate Change Drives Outbreaks of Emerging Infectious Disease and Phenological Shifts, Jeremy Cohen

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Stoicism in Descartes, Pascal, and Spinoza: Examining Neostoicism’s Influence in the Seventeenth Century, Daniel Collette

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Unraveling the Wild: A Cultural Logic of Animal Stories in Contemporary Social Life, Damien Contessa

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The Self-directed Learning Actions of Women Regarding the Menopause Transition, Jamie Johnson Cooper

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Adaptive Styles and Coping Strategies of Youth Diagnosed with Cancer: Relationship to Well-Being, Psychosocial and Educational Adjustment, and Parents’ Adaptive Styles, Renee Corbett

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Drop, Cover, and Hold On: Analyzing FEMA's Risk Communication through Visual Rhetoric, Samantha Jo Cosgrove

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Full Scale Evaluation of Organic Soil Mixing, Kelly Costello

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The Guilty But Mentally Ill Verdict: Assessing the Impact of Informing Jurors of Dispositional Consequences, Erin Elizabeth Cotrone

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Preparation and Characterization of Van der Waals Heterostructures, Horacio Coy Diaz

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The Influence of Oxygen Tension and Glycolytic and Citric Acid Cycle Substrates in Acrolein-induced Cellular Injury in the Differentiated H9c2 Cardiac Cell Model, Jayme Coyle

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Biophysical Characterization and Theoretical Analysis of Molecular Mechanisms Underlying Cell Interactions with Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Hydrogels, Michael C. Cross

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Resource Use Overlap in a Native Grouper and Invasive Lionfish, Joseph Schmidt Curtis

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The Effects of Processing Instruction on Chinese Learners' Acquisition of Spanish Copulae, Wesley Curtis

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Fast Computation on Processing Data Warehousing Queries on GPU Devices, Sam Cyrus

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Access to Health Services and Health Seeking Behavior Among Former Child Soldiers in Manizales, Colombia, Adriana Marcella Dail

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The Effects of Visual Arts on Expressive Language in Participants with Dementia, Shannon Valentine Daly

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A Statistical Analysis of Hurricanes in the Atlantic Basin and Sinkholes in Florida, Joy Marie D'andrea

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Emotional Self-Regulation: Voices and Perspectives of Teachers within Diverse Socio-Cultural Contexts, Anna Paula Peixoto Da Silva

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Spiritual Frameworks in Pediatric Palliative Care: Understanding Parental Decision-making, Lindy Grief Davidson

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The Effect of Exercise Order on Body Fat Loss During Concurrent Training, Tonya Lee Davis-Miller

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Leukemia Inhibitory Factor as a Neuroprotective Agent against Focal Cerebral Ischemia, Stephanie Davis

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Risk Factors Associated with Non-compliance with the Respiratory Protection Program among Firefighters, Brandon Dawkins

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Closing a Synthetic Carbon Cycle: Carbon Dioxide Conversion to Carbon Monoxide for Liquid Fuels Synthesis, Yolanda Andreina Daza

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The Influence of Motivational Salience on Attention Selection: An ERP Investigation, Constanza De Dios

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Crimean Referendum: Annexation VS Reunification. Framing Analysis of Online News Coverage in Russia and the U.S., Anna Dedova

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Intrinsic Disorder Where You Least Expect It: The Incidence and Functional Relevance of Intrinsic Disorder in Enzymes and the Protein Data Bank, Shelly Deforte

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Sialylation and Cardiomyocyte Complex N-Glycosylation Protect Against Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Heart Failure, Wei Deng

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Writing groups in eighth-grade honors language arts: Student and teacher perceptions, Jennifer Sara Meister Denmon

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The Effectiveness of an Intervention Designed to Improve Chlorhexidine (CHG) Bathing, Janette Echemendia Denny

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Production of Biodiesel from Soybean Oil Using Supercritical Methanol, Shriyash Rajendra Deshpande

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Levels of Distress Among Women Veterans Attending a Women’s Health Specialty Clinic in the VA Healthcare System, Debbie T. Devine

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Application of Spatial and Descriptive Analysis Methods to Determine Relationship Between Hardware Subsidies and the Sanitation Marketplace, Danielle Devuyst

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Frequency Tunable Antennas and Surface Microwave Imaging System Using Microfluidic Reconfiguration Techniques, Abhishek Dey

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Exciton Dynamics and Many Body Interactions in Layered Semiconducting Materials Revealed with Non-linear Coherent Spectroscopy, Prasenjit Dey

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The Ecological Succession of Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) Inhabiting Waste Tires in a Subtropical Swamp and Upland Forest in Central West Florida, Emily Thuong Nguyen Dinh

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Material Expertise: Applying Object-oriented Rhetoric in Marine Policy, Zachary Parke Dixon

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The Relationship Between Psychopathic Personality Traits and Lying, Jason A. Dobrow

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Design and Development of Peptidomimetic Ligands for Targeting Radiopharmaceuticals, Imaging Probes, and Immunotherapeutics in Oncologic Disease, Michael Lawrence Doligalski

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Examinees' Perceptions of the Physical Aspects of the Testing Environment During the National Physical Therapy Examination, Ellen Kroog Donald

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It’s More Than Just Changing Your Password: Exploring the Nature and Antecedents of Cyber-Security Behaviors, Rachel Christine Dreibelbis

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The Cross-National Generalizability of Biographical Data: An Examination within a Multinational Organization, Adam J. Ducey

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Miocene Contourite Deposition (along-slope) near Desoto Canyon, Gulf of Mexico: The Product of an Enhanced Loop Current, Shane Christopher Dunn

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Computational Modeling of Allosteric Stimulation of Nipah Virus Host Binding Protein, Priyanka Dutta

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The Effects of Phytohormones and Isoprenoids in Dihydroartemisinin-induced Dormancy in the Erythrocytic Stages of Plasmodium falciparum, Marvin Duvalsaint Duvalsaint

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A Comparison of Educational "Value-Added" Methodologies for Classifying Teacher Effectiveness: Value Tables vs. Covariate Regression, Theodore J. Dwyer

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Using Expert Modeling and Video Feedback to Improve Starting Block Execution with Track and Field Sprinters, April Dyal

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Multiple Case Study of Factors Associated with Enrollment of Women with Persistent or Recurrent Ovarian Cancer in Clinical Trials in Central Florida, Judith Ann Ebbert

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Delving into the Heart of Victimization Risk: Examining the Interactive Relationship between Demographic Factors and Context, Amy Sheena Eggers