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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Poverty in the Land of Plenty? Deconstructing Role of Community-Based Organizations in a Small Community, John Kevin Trainor

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Tiered vs. Traditional Daily Undulating Periodization for Improving Powerlifting Performance in Trained Males, Andres Vargas

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Tradeoffs in Protocol Designs for Collaborative Authentication, Jacob Venne

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What Does It Mean to Be a Service-Learning Teacher? - An Autoethnography, Kristy Causey Verdi

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Behind the Lens: the Pride and Politics of Filmmaking in Ghana, Farah Leigh Vickery

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Impacts of Tourism Development on Livelihoods in Placencia Village, Belize, Crystal Ann Vitous

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Nurses' Attitudes Toward Death: Examining the Relationship with Background and Palliative Education and Training Variables, Julie Dawn Vognsen

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The Relationship Between Trait Emotional Intelligence and L2 Motivation, Jelena Vuksanovic

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Constructing Health Narratives: Patient Feedback in Online Communities, Katie Lynn Walkup

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(Not) Everything is Good and Easy: Language-related Healthcare Experiences of Two Groups of Low-income Latina Mothers, Aria Anna Walsh-Felz

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Partial Mediation and Moderation Effects of Class Peer Norms on the Relations of Teacher Support with Student Aggression and Academic Engagement during Early Adolescence, Huanhuan Wang

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Failure Analysis of High Nickel Alloy Steel Seal Ring Used in Turbomachinery, Wenbo Wang

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Therapeutic Modulation of Cancer Metabolism with Dichloroacetate and Metformin, Nathan Patrick Ward

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Sustainable Development Through Urban Agriculture, Eric R. R. Weaver

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Acute Kidney Injury and Chronic Kidney Disease, Jin Wei

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Non-classical regulators in Staphylococcus aureus, Andy Weiss

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Orthoplanar Spring Based Compliant Force/Torque Sensor for Robot Force Control, Jerry West

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"Ocurrió la unión con la divinidad, con el universo": La representación de la religión en los cuentos de Jorge Luis Borges, Rachel K. West

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Con su propia voz: un estudio de cinco mujeres mexicanas, Matthew Steven Wilkinson

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Consistency of Structural Color across Molts: The Effects of Environmental Conditions and Stress on Feather Ultraviolet Reflectance, Rebecca Lynn Windsor

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Severe Maternal Morbidity in Florida: Risk Factors and Determinants of the Increasing Rate, Lindsay Shively Womack

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Exploring Teacher Assessment Literacy through the Process of Training Teachers to Write Assessment Items, Heather Peltier Wright

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Exploring Student Learning in Post-Secondary General Chemistry: Novel Tools for Measuring Linked Concepts and Study Habits, Li Ye

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Interference Mitigation, Resource Allocation and Channel Control Techniques for 4G and Beyond Systems, Mustafa Harun Yilmaz

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Goal Setting and Textual Feedback Using a Wearable Technology for Increasing Running Distance, Michael Zarate

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"There is No Planet B": Frame Disputes within the Environmental Movement over Geoengineering, David Russell Zeller Jr.

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Decision Support Models for A Few Critical Problems in Transportation System Design and Operations, Ran Zhang

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Heteroglossic Chinese Online Literacy Practices On Micro-Blogging and Video-Sharing Sites, Yi Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Urban English Language Arts Teachers’ Stories of Technology Use: A Narrative Inquiry, Bridget Abbas

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Computational Code for Optimization of Thermal Treatment of Fine Grained Soils as a Method of Expediting their Load Induced Consolidation, Radhavi Abeysiridara Samarakoon

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In Vitro and In Vivo Antioxidant Capacity of Synthetic and Natural Polyphenolic Compounds Identified from Strawberry and Fruit Juices, Marvin Abountiolas

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The Effect of Presentation Format on Investor Judgments and Decisions: Does the Effect Differ for Varying Task Demands?, Kevin Agnew

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Image-Based 3D Morphometric Analysis of the Clavicle Intramedullary (IM) Canal, Jazmine Aira

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Parallelization of Push-based System for Molecular Simulation Data Analysis with GPU, Iliiazbek Akhmedov

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Analysis and Processing of Human Electroretinogram, Abdulrahman Mohammad Alaql

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Enforcing Security Policies On GPU Computing Through The Use Of Aspect-Oriented Programming Techniques, Bader Albassam

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Self-directed Learning Readiness Among Undergraduate Students at Saudi Electronic University in Saudi Arabia, Mousa Sulaiman Alfaifi

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A Framework for Studying Meshfree Geometry and a Method for Explicit Boundary Determination, Joseph Bradley Alford

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Optimal Demand Response Models with Energy Storage Systems in Smart Grids, Mohemmed Masooud Alhaider

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Hydrolytic and Nonhydrolytic Sol-gel Zirconia-, Titania-, and Niobia-based Capillary Microextraction Coatings for the Preconcentration and HPLC Analysis of Catecholamine Neurotransmitters and Phosphorylated Peptides, Abdullah Awadh Alhendal

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Time Dependent Effect of Drilling Slurries on Side Shear Resistance of Drilled Shafts, Warren Allen

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Teachers’ Third Eye: Using Video Elicitation Interviews To Facilitate Kuwaiti Early Childhood Preservice Teachers’ Reflections, Hessa Alsuhail

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“You Can Fight Logic…But You Can’t Fight God”: The Duality of Religious Text and Church as Community for White Lesbians in Appalachian and Rural Places, Jessica Mae Altice

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Voltage Droop Analysis and Mitigation in STTRAM-based Last Level Cache, Radha Krishna Aluru

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Molecular Response of Spartina alterniflora to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Mariano Alvarez

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Moderation Analysis of Bowel Function among Nutrients and Physical Function or Depression, as well as whether Bowel Function is Related to Cognition in Older Adults, Jessie Alwerdt

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The Debt Burden of Entry-Level Physical Therapists in Florida, Steven Benton Ambler

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Locally Optimized Mapping of Slum Conditions in a Sub-Saharan Context: A Case Study of Bamenda, Cameroon, Julius Anchang

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Evaluating Video Modeling to Teach Caregivers to Conduct Paired-Stimulus Preference Assessments, Cristina Diane Andersen

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Concerns of Water Scarcity and Water Quality among two Andean Communities in Peru, Kelsey Anne Anderson