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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Machine Learning and Adaptive Signal Processing Methods for Electrocardiography Applications, Calvin A. Perumalla

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Essays in Health Economics, Olga Petrova

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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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Exploring the Artistic Identity/Identities of Art Majors Engaged in Artistic Undergraduate Research, Lisa M. Piazza

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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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The Common Uncanny: Ghostlore and the Creation of Virginia History, Alena R. Pirok

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Trade, Interaction and Change: Trace Elemental Characterization of Maltese Neolithic to Middle Bronze Age Ceramics Using a Portable X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer, Frederick S. Pirone

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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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The Effects of Loneliness on Consumers’ Digital Engagement with Social Media Ads, Yu Qin

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An Evaluation of the POINTE Program to Guide Dance Instructors to use Behavioral Coaching Procedures with their Dance Students, Mallory J. Quinn

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Humanitarian Military Intervention: A Failed Paradigm, Faruk Rahmanovic

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Cybersecurity: Probabilistic Behavior of Vulnerability and Life Cycle, Sasith Maduranga Rajasooriya

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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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Perceptual Learning Styles Modalities Utilizing the Multimodal Paired Associates Learning Test: An Analysis of Latinos Born in Central and South America, Matias Ramirez

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Latino Mothers’ Responsiveness and Bilingual Language Development in Young Children From 24 Months to 36 Months, Rica 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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Computing the Rectilinear Crossing Number of K, Soundarya Revoori

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Improvising Close Relationships: A Relational Perspective on Vulnerability, Nicholas Riggs

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Force Compensation and Recreation Accuracy in Humans, Benjamin Rigsby

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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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Epigenetic Response to Challenging Environmental Conditions, Marta Robertson

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Bayesian Artificial Neural Networks in Health and Cybersecurity, Hansapani Sarasepa Rodrigo

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Advanced Treatment Technologies for Mitigation of Nitrogen and Off-flavor Compounds in Onsite Wastewater Treatment and Recirculating Aquaculture Systems, Laura C. Rodriguez-Gonzalez

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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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High Performance Digitally Manufactured Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Circuits and Antennas, Eduardo A. Rojas

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Development and Validation of the Distress Tolerance Questionnaire (DTQ), Elizabeth C. Rojas

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Laser Machining and Near Field Microwave Microscopy of Silver Inks for 3D Printable RF Devices, Anthony J. Ross III

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Perspectives of AP U.S. History Teachers in Title I Schools, Mark Lance Rowland

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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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Real-time Classification of Biomedical Signals, Parkinson’s Analytical Model, Abolfazl Saghafi

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osteopontin plays a pivotal role in in increasing severity of respiratory syncytial virus infection, Viviana Sampayo-Escobar

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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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Pain and Physical Function in a Socioeconomically Diverse Sample of Black and White Adults, Angela Sardina

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The Development and Validation of the Physical Appearance Comparison Scale-3 (PACS-3), Lauren M. Schaefer

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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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Product Shadows and Ad Evaluations, Nazuk Sharma

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Sex after Gray Hair? Association between Sexual Activity, Hugging, and Health among older Adults?, Chantelle Sharpe

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Essays on the Tax Policy and Insider Trading, Han Shi