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

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Bioleaching Potential of Filamentous Fungi to Mobilize Lithium and Cobalt from Spent Rechargeable Li-Ion Batteries, Aldo Lobos

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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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Framing Genetically-modified Foods Communication in China: A Content Analysis of News Coverage of People’s Daily and Southern Metropolis, Linqi Lu

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Comprehensive Exploratory Analysis of Truck Route Choice Diversity in Florida, Trang D. Luong

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Neural and Behavioral Mechanisms of Clear Speech, Jenna Silver Luque

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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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Sustainability of Community-Managed Rural Water Supply Systems in Amazonas, Peru: Assessing Monitoring Tools and External Support Provision, Jacob E. Mangum

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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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An Evaluation of the Water Lifting Limit of a Manually Operated Suction Pump: Model Estimation and Laboratory Assessment, Katherine C. Marshall

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

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The Optimization of the Nuclear Protein in Testis (NUT) Antibody and its Importance and Impact in the Pathology Lab, Lindsey Martinez

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A Program Evaluation of a Worksite Wellness Initiative for Weight Loss, Nicholas Martinez

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Something Looks Phishy Here: Applications of Signal Detection Theory to Cyber-Security Behaviors in the Workplace, Jaclyn Martin

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The Sustainability of Career and Technical Education Teacher Preparation Programs in Florida, Lisa Martino

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Evaluating Small-Scale Simulation for Training Firearm Safety Skills, Trevor Maxfield

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Two Dimensional Layered Materials and Heterostructures, a Surface Science Investigation and Characterization, Yujing Ma

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Evaluating satellite and supercomputing technologies for improved coastal ecosystem assessments, Matthew James Mccarthy

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Surveilling Hate/Obscuring Racism?: Hate Group Surveillance and the Southern Poverty Law Center's "Hate Map", Mary McKelvie

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Further Evaluation of Treatments for Vocal Stereotypy: Response Interruption Redirection and Response Cost, Kiersty McNamara

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Synthesis, in vitro Characterization and Applications of Novel 8-Aminoquinoline Fluorescent Probes, Adonis McQueen

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Physical, Verbal, Relational and Cyber-Bullying and Victimization: Examining the Social and Emotional Adjustment of Participants, Melanie Mcvean

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Understanding Appointment Breaking: Dissecting Structural Violence and Barriers to Healthcare Access at a Central Florida Community Health Center, Paula Mead

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Stable Isotopes in the Eye Lenses of Doryteuthis plei: Exploring Natal Origins and Migratory Patterns in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, Brenna A. Meath

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Estimating The Impact of a Select Criteria Pollutant (PM2.5) on Childhood Asthma in Florida, Shabnam Mehra

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Behind the Curtain: Cultural Cultivation, Immigrant Outsiderness, and Normalized Racism against Indian Families, Pangri G. Mehta

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José Martí y su compleja persona literaria: un estudio de precedentes vanguardistas y posvanguardistas en la poesía de Versos libres, Pedro Diaz Méndez

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Flexible and Feasible Support Measures for Mining Frequent Patterns in Large Labeled Graphs, Jinghan Meng

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Autonomous Vehicles: An Empirical Assessment of Consumers’ Perceptions, Intended Adoption, and Impacts on Household Vehicle Ownership, Nikhil Menon

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A Motivational Interviewing Intervention to Increase Utilization of Smoking Cessation Services among Veterans Undergoing Substance Use Treatment, Nicole S. Menzie

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Distribution of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers Among Demographic Categories, Giorvanni Merilis

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Simulation Studies on ECG Vector Dipole Extraction in Liquid Medium, Pratheek Michael

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The Effect of Antigen Polymorphisms on Serological Antibody Detection Assays Based Upon the, Kristi M. Miley

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A Test of Wikström’s Situational Action Theory Using Self-Report Data on Intimate Partner Violence, Lauren Nicole Miley

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A Landscape of Thermal Inequity: Social Vulnerability to Urban Heat in U.S. Cities, Bruce Coffyn Mitchell

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Electrochemical Methods to Characterize Drilled Shaft Deficiencies, Sarah Jo Mobley

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Role of Amylase in Ovarian Cancer, Mai Mohamed

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A Discourse Analysis of Nursing Handoffs: Exploring Nurse-to-nurse Interactions in Two Hospitals in Saudi Arabia, Abeer Mohammad

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Hate is a Strong Word: The Influence of Hate-Acknowledging Advertising on Brand Outcomes, Lisa Monahan

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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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Structural Racism: Racists without Racism in Liberal Institutions within Colorblind States, Alexis Nicole Mootoo

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The Rhetoric of Scientific Authority: A Rhetorical Examination of _An Inconvenient Truth_, Alexander W. Morales

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