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

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Influence of Environmental Parameters on Mold Sampling Results, Benjamin Fishman

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Discovering Antibacterial and Anti-Resistance Agents Targeting Multi-Drug Resistant ESKAPE Pathogens, Renee Fleeman

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Mass-spectrometry Based Proteomics of Age-related Changes in Murine Microglia, Antwoine Flowers

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

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Functional Roles of Matrix Metalloproteinases in Bone Metastatic Prostate Cancer, Jeremy S. Frieling

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“Can You Believe They Think I’m Intimidating?” An Exploration of Identity in Tall Women, Elizabeth Joy Fuller

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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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Structural Analysis of Poloidal and Toroidal Plasmons and Fields of Multilayer Nanorings, Kumar Vijay Garapati

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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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Traumatic Brain Injury in Adolescence: The Relationship between High School Exiting and Future Productivity, Jeffrey S. Garofano

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

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Pollen Forecasting in Sarasota, Florida, Daniel J. Gessman

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Examining How Video-Elicited Reflection Mediates Teacher Candidates’ Beliefs About English Language Learners: A Multiple Case Study, Monica M. Gonzalez

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Age of Alcohol Initiation and Reward Processes in a Current Alcohol Drinking Sample, Claire M. Gorey

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Taxonomy, Ecology, and Behavior of the Kleptoplastic Sea Slug Elysia papillosa, William Alan Gowacki

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

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The Lives of Suburban Peasants: Agricultural Change and Mobility in Haiti, Rachel M. Grabner

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Mixed Method Study of Condom Use among Emerging Adults with New Sex Partners Met Online or Offline, Shana M. Green

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

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The Structure of Resilience: An Empirical Examination of Resilience Factors, Matthew R. Grossman

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How Online Reviews Influence Consumer Restaurant Selection, Nefike Gunden

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Enhanced Visible Light Photocatalytic Remediation of Organics in Water Using Zinc Oxide and Titanium Oxide Nanostructures, Srikanth Gunti

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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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Evaluating the Effect of Temporary Casing on Drilled Shaft Rock Socket Capacity, Daniel J. Hagerman

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A Phenomenological Approach to Clinical Empathy: Rethinking Empathy Within its Intersubjective and Affective Contexts, Carter Hardy

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

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Perceptual Learning Style Modalities: Comparing Latino, Black, and Caucasian Adults, Nicolle Chantelle Hardy

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Potential Impacts of Accelerated Sea-Level Rise and Hurricane-Induced Storm Surge in Western Pasco County, Florida, Kittiya Harris

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Agency-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports for Residential Care, Rocky Dean Haynes Jr.

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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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The Fate of Fecal Indicator Bacteria in Passive Nitrogen Reduction Systems, Michelle B. Henderson

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

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Students with Disabilities at Risk: Predictors of On-Time Graduation, Kelli S. Henson

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

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The Relationships Among Emotion, Cognitive Dysfunction and Anosognosia in Huntington’s Disease, Danielle C. Hergert

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Predictors of Behavior Problems in the Context of Peer Play Interactions: A Sample of Low-Income Latino Preschoolers, Olivia Hernandez Gonzalez

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Dynamics of Multicultural Social Networks, Kristina B. Hilton

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Parent Perceptions of Treatment Effectiveness and Attendance Rates in a Behavioral Parent Training Program: Do They Predict Treatment Outcomes for Children?, Natalie A. Hofmann Leedy

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Morphodynamics and Sediment Pathways of the John's Pass-Blind Pass Dual-Inlet System: Pinellas County, Florida, Mark H. Horwitz

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New Reaction Discoveries in Gold Catalysis, Seyedmorteza Hosseyni

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Volunteer Tourism: Fulfilling the Needs for God and Medicine in Latin America, Erin Howell

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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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School Shootings in the United States from 1997 to 2012: A Content Analysis of Media Coverage, Victoria N. Iannuzzi

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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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To Tell the Truth: The Credibility of Cable News Networks In an Era of Increasingly Partisan Political News Coverage, Christopher Jadick