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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Chronic Runaway Youth: A Gender-Based Analysis, Michelle N. Jeanis

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"There's a real hole here": Female Masochism and Spectatorship in Michael Haneke's La Pianiste, Morgan J. Jennings

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Black Girl Magic?: Negotiating Emotions and Success in College Bridge Programs, Olivia Ann Johnson

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Emotional Memory for Affective Words in Manifest and Prodromal Huntington’s Disease, Patricia Lynn Johnson

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Toward the Synthesis of Naphthalene-Bridged Bis-Triazole Bimetallic Complexes, Sean M. Johnson

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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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Assessment and Modeling of Three Decentralized Resource Recovery Systems in the Cayes of the Belize Barrier Reef, Mark D. Kalivoda

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Cybersecurity: Stochastic Analysis and Modelling of Vulnerabilities to Determine the Network Security and Attackers Behavior, Pubudu Kalpani Kaluarachchi

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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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Experimental Analysis on the Feasibility of Voice Based Symmetric Key Generation for Embedded Devices, Surya Bharat Kamineni

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Modern Mythologies: The Epic Imagination in Contemporary Indian Literature, Sucheta Kanjilal

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

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Performing Narrative Medicine: Understanding Familial Chronic Illness through Performance, Alyse Keller

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An Anatomical Study of the Hyperpallium Densocellulare in the Pigeon (Columba livia), Sara Leilani Kellogg

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The Ability of an Aquatic Invader to Uptake Nutrients in an Upstream Estuarine Environment: Implications for Reducing the Intensity and Frequency of Massive Fish Kills in Florida, Melissa L. Kerr

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Testing the Medical Arms Race Hypothesis: a Spatial Approach, Robyn M. Kibler

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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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An Assessment of Constructed Wetland Treatment System Cells: Removal of Excess Nutrients and Pollutants from Municipal Wastewater in Lakeland, Florida, Molly Klinepeter

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The Development of a Platform Interface With the Use of Virtual Reality to Enhance Upper-Extremity Prosthetic Training and Rehabilitation, Ashley D. Knight

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Comparing the Effects of Static and Dynamic Signals during Multiple Schedules, Lori Kollin

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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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Identifying Nodes of Transmission in Disease Diffusion Through Social Media, David Sebastian Lamb

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

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A Qualitative Content Analysis of Early Algebra Education iOS Apps for Primary Children, Lissa S. Ledbetter

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Carbon and Nutrient Balances in Microalgal Bioenergy System, Eunyoung Lee

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

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Body as Text: Physiognomy on the Early English Stage, Curtis Le Van

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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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Investigating Students’ Basic Needs and Motivation in College Chemistry Courses with the Lens of Self-Determination Theory, Yujuan 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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Multi-Scale Spatial Cognition Models and Bio-Inspired Robot Navigation, Martin I. Llofriu Alonso

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

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Quantifying and Modeling Surface Inflow and Groundwater Infiltration into Sanitary Sewers in Southern Pinellas County, FL, Megan E. Long

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Tensions Between Democracy and Expertise in the Florida Keys, Elizabeth A. Loyer

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

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Health Literacy, Depression, Anxiety, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder as Predictors of Biological Markers of Immune Functioning in Youth and Young Adults with HIV, Courtney A. Lynn

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Evaluating an Existing Training Design in a New Context: All-Inclusive Multicultural Diversity Program, Fred Macoukji

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Like Watching a Brother Die: Environmental Racism in Bahia, Brazil, Meredith Main

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

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A Comparison of Teacher and Student Choices on Reinforcement Criteria in Using the Caught Being Good Game (CBGG) to Improve Classroom Behavior, Michael Marotta

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

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Learner-directed vs. Instructor-provided Curriculum Among Undergraduate Students, Christopher D. Martinez