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 2016

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Application and Analysis of Asymmetrical Hot and Cold Stimuli, Ahmad Manasrah

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Hamiltonian Formulations and Symmetry Constraints of Soliton Hierarchies of (1+1)-Dimensional Nonlinear Evolution Equations, Solomon Manukure

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Leibniz's More Fundamental Ontology: from Overshadowed Individuals to Metaphysical Atoms, Marin Lucio Mare

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“It’s Not Pixie Dust”: An Exploratory Qualitative Case Study of a School-Based Multimodal Tablet Initiative, Erin Elizabeth Margarella

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Multilevel Analysis of a Scale Measuring Educators’ Perceptions of Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports Practices, Leslie Marie Marshall

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Use of the Individualized Behavior Rating Scale Tool (IBRST) as a Self-Monitoring Tool to Improve Classroom Behavior, Dominique Frances Martinez

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Targeting Tau Degradation by Small Molecule Inhibitors for Treatment of Tauopathies, Mackenzie Martin

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How Mature Capitalism Turns Pollution into Diamonds: Malagnogenesis and the Reverse-Engineering of Harm into Risk, Kevin P. Martyn

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The Change in Nutritional Status in Traumatic Brain Injury Patients: A Retrospective Descriptive Study, Dina A. Masha'al

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An Ecosystem-Based Approach to Reef Fish Management in the Gulf of Mexico, Michelle D. Masi

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To Utopianize the Mundane: Sound and Image in Country Musicals, Siyuan Ma

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Do Early Elementary Teacher Ratings of Classroom Behavior Predict Similar Outcomes Across Demographic Groups? An Examination Using the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study Kindergarten Cohort (ECLS-K), Amira Conservilla Mattison

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An Analysis of the Formal and Informal Professional Learning Practices of Middle and High School Mathematics Teachers, Kelly Elizabeth Mccarthy

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Violence and Disagreement: From the Commonsense View to Political Kinds of Violence and Violent Nonviolence, Gregory Richard Mccreery

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Global Leadership Competencies in Selected Adult Education Graduate Programs in the United States and Western Europe, Arthur Ray Mccrory

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Heavy South: Identity, Performance, and Heavy Music in the Southern Metal Scene, Michael A. Mcdowell

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The Psychometric Evaluation and Validation of a Measure Assessing Pharmacological and Social Alcohol Expectancies in Adolescents, Megan Victoria Mcmurray

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Growth, and Development of Care for Leprosy Sufferers Provided by Religious Institutions from the First Century AD to the Middle Ages, Philippa Juliet Meek

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Photic Stress in Symbiont-Bearing Reef Organisms: Analyses of Photosynthetic Performance, Natasha Mendez-Ferrer

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Two Essays on Lottery-type Stocks, Yun Meng

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“Black Americans and HIV/AIDS in Popular Media” Conforming to The Politics of Respectability, Alisha Lynn Menzies

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Exploration of the Pregnancy-Related Health Information Seeking Behavior of Women who Gave Birth in the Past Year, Laura Kathleen Merrell

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Developing Little England: Public Health, Popular Protest, and Colonial Policy in Barbados, 1918-1940, Brittany J. Merritt

Effects of Video Modeling on Preference and Reinforcer Value for Toys, Brienna Meuret

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A Habitat Analysis of Estuarine Fishes and Invertebrates, with Observations on the Effects of Habitat-Factor Resolution, Brianna Michaud

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The Construction of Latino Im/migrant Families in U.S. News Media: Parents’ Responses and Self-representations, Jason Edward Miller

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An Examination of The Distribution of Diabetes Mellitus Among TB Patients with Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Drug Resistant Tuberculosis In The State Of Florida, USA., Mandzisi Mbongeni Mkhontfo

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Polymer Characteristics of Polyelectrolyte Polypeptides, Jorge Monreal

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Predictive Mapping of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis at the County Level in the State of Florida, Ali Moradi

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Beauty, Sex, and Death: The Role of Mortality Salience in Objectification Processes, Kasey Lynn Morris

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Surfing the Tide of Sex Anarchy: How Sexual Co-Revolutionaries Remade Evangelical Marriage, 1960-1980, Robert Nathanael Morris

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Exploring the Relationship Between Severity of Illness and Human Milk Volume in Very Low Birth Weight and Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants Over Six Weeks, Shannon Leigh Morse

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The Relative Effects of Processing Instruction and Traditional Output Instruction on the Acquisition of the Arabic Subjunctive., Youness Mountaki

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Modeling and Survival Analysis of Breast Cancer: A Statistical, Artificial Neural Network, and Decision Tree Approach, Venkateswara Rao Mudunuru

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Applications of Molecular Modelling and Structure Based Drug Design in Drug Discovery, Sreya Mukherjee

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Biophysical Investigation of Amyloid Formation and Their Prion-like Self-replication, Mentor Mulaj

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Automated Device to Measure Slurry Properties in Drilled Shafts, Miles Patrick Mullins

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Teaching Students with Down Syndrome: Mothers' Perspectives on the Most Appropriate Educational Environments for Their Children, Stacey Mulrenin

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Towards Computational Human Behavior Modeling for Just-in-Time Adaptive Interventions, Tylar Murray

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Development of a RT-PCR-ELISA Wuchereria bancrofti detection assay for the monitoring of mosquito vector infection and infectivity, Nompumelelo Mzizi Mzizi

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Perceptions of College Instructors Toward Accented English Measured by the Auditory Multifactor Implicit Association Test, Eunkyung Na

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Modeling Food Security, Energy, and Climate and Cultural Impacts of a Process: the Case Study of Shea Butter in Sub-Saharan Africa, Colleen Claire Naughton

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Oversampling Methods for Imbalanced Dataset Classification and their Application to Gynecological Disorder Diagnosis, Iman Nekooeimehr

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Sleep Disruption Among Cancer Patients Following Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, Ashley M. Nelson

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Novel Magnetic Nanostructures for Enhanced Magnetic Hyperthermia Cancer Therapy, Zohreh Nemati Porshokouh

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Cell Cycle Arrest by TGFß1 is Dependent on the Inhibition of CMG Helicase Assembly and Activation, Brook Samuel Nepon-Sixt

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“Way Down Upon the Suwanee River”: Examining the Inclusion of Black History in Florida’s Curriculum Standards, William Newell

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A Longitudinal Examination of a SSI-Embedded Experiential Environmental Education Course and Environmental Behaviors, Mark H. Newton

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Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2 with Tunable Bandgap and Bandedge Materials, Thuhuong T. Ngo

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HIV/STIs and Intimate Partner Violence: Results from the Togo 2013-2014 Demographic and Health Surveys, Anthony H. Nguyen