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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Electrochemical Methods to Characterize Drilled Shaft Deficiencies, Sarah Jo Mobley

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Recombinant Elastin Based Nanoparticles for Targeted Gene Therapy, Dagmara Anne Monfort

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Re-ethnicization of Second Generation Non-Muslim Asian Indians in the U.S., Radha Moorthy

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Advisor Perspectives on the Relationship between Professional Values and the Practice of Academic Advising, John Pharo Morgan III

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Effects of Microstructure and Alloy Concentration on the Corrosion and Tribocorrosion Resistance of Al-Mn and WE43 Mg Alloys, Hesham Y. Saleh Mraied

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The Effect of Clinical Experience on Perceived and Self-Reported Empathy in Novice Speech- Language Pathology Clinicians, Erline Vieira Nakano

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Effects of Anthropogenic Activity on the Green Swamp Preserve Ecosystem, Barbara Ann Nordheim-Shelt

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Daniel Bryan & The Negotiation of Kayfabe in Professional Wrestling, Brooks Oglesby

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Conceptualizing Social Wealth in the Digital Age: A Mixed Methods Approach, Kristina Oliva

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The Effect of Behavioral Skills Training on Shot Performance in Field Hockey, Kelsey O'Neill

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Plasmonic Stimulation of Electrically Excitable Cells, Fnu Parveen

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Coherent Response of Two Dimensional Electron Gas probed by Two Dimensional Fourier Transform Spectroscopy, Jagannath Paul

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“Ya I have a disability, but that’s only one part of me”: Formative experiences of young women with physical disabilities, Victoria Peer

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Schreier Graphs of Thompson's Group T, Allen Pennington

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Abundance and habitat preferences of introduced Muscovy ducks (Cairina moschata), Jacqueline Marie Perry Cahanin

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Institutional Review Boards and Writing Studies Research: A Justice-Oriented Study, Johanna Phelps-Hillen

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"You want it all to happen now!": The Jinx, The Imposter, and Re-enacting the Digital Thriller in True Crime Documentaries, Brett Michael Phillips

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Resistance from Within: Domestic violence and rape crisis centers that serve Black/African American populations, Jessica Marie Pinto

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Improving Dementia Care through Online Training Programs: A Systematic Review and Evaluation, Michelle L. Pleasant

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Self-Representation of Women in Eighteenth Century Europe: Lady Anna Miller and the Grand Tour, Annie Kristina Polzella

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Resilience of Cloud Networking Services for Large Scale Outages, Mahsa Pourvali

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Multi-scale Approaches for Evaluating the Success of Habitat Restoration in Tampa Bay, Florida, Stephanie Thompson Powers

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Humanitarian Military Intervention: A Failed Paradigm, Faruk Rahmanovic

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Tunable Combline Filter and Balun: Design, Simulation, and Test, Daniel Alex Ramirez

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From the Panels to the Margins: Identity, Marginalization, and Subversion in Cosplay, Manuel Andres Ramirez

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Can Selection Tests Administered via Video Games Reduce Faking?, Philip Scott Ramsay

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Development of a Transfection System for the Free-­‐Living Amoeba Naegleria fowleri Using the piggyBac Vector, Kati Räsänen

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Mechanism of Cathodic Prevention of Carbon Steel in Concrete, Krittin Rattakham

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Evolution, ecology, and disparities: constructing stature, immune functioning, and reproduction, in Brazilian quilombo, and United States, women, Anna C. Rivara

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Reducing Caregiver Burden: Fostering Healthy Aging and Social Support, Maria A. Rodriguez

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Experimental Evaluation of Cooling Effectiveness and Water Conservation in a Poultry House Using Flow Blurring® Atomizers, Rafael M. Rodriguez

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Healthcare Costs of Injured Youth: The Need for Prevention, Policy, and Proper Triage, Jessica Lynn Ryan

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Optimal Bidding Strategy for a Strategic Power Producer Using Mixed Integer Programming, Sayed Abdullah Sadat

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Characterizing the Evolution of Slab Inputs in the Earliest Stages of Subduction: Preliminary Evidence from the Fluid-Mobile Element (B, Cs, As, Li) Systematics of Izu-Bonin Boninitic Glasses Recovered During IODP Expedition 352, Keir Aavon Sanatan

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Active Suffering: An Examination of Spinoza's Approach to Tristita, Kathleen Ketring Schenk

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Media Velocity Considerations in Pleated Air Filtration, Frederik Carl Schousboe

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Tau-Directed Immunotherapy for Alzheimer’s Disease, Sulana Kay Schroeder

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Germania- and silica-based perfluorinated and non-fluorinated sol-gel sorbents for capillary microextraction in chromatographic analysis, Emre Seyyal

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Essays on the Tax Policy and Insider Trading, Han Shi

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A Qualitative Study of Veteran Students' Perspectives of their Academic Experiences, Beatrice L. Smith

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Hydroalkynylation of Oxocarbenium Intermediates via Au(I) Catalysis, Courtney Smith Smith

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Parent Involvement Factors from the Perspectives of Academically Successful Black Male College Students, Vernon Leo Stanley Smith

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Cartesian Method and Experiment, Aaron Spink

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An Examination of John Burton’s Method of Conflict Resolution and Its Applicability to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, John Kenneth Steinmeyer

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The Relationship of Self-Awareness to Leadership Effectiveness for Experienced Leaders, Patricia Sullivan Sullivan

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(Age)ncy in Composition Studies, Alaina Tackitt

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A Novel Approach to the Discovery of Natural Products From Actinobacteria, Rahmy Tawfik

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Administrator and Faculty Perceptions of Institutional Support for Online Education in Florida's College System, Gerene M. Thompson

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An Exploration of Self-Compassion and Wellness Behaviors Among Practicing School Counselors, Anjanette Todd

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How Lessons from a Past Disaster Can Influence Resilience and Climate Adaptation in Broward County, Florida, Hannah Rose Torres