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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Breach: Understanding the Mandatory Reporting of Title IX Violations as Pedagogy and Performance, Jacob G. Abraham

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Faculty Perceptions Towards the Transitioning Process from Face-to-Face to Online Instruction, Heba AbuZayyad-Nuseibeh

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Can we talk?: Synergistic Effects of Cognitive and Behavioral Frameworks to Address Substance Use and Abuse, Lauren Jaye Adams

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The Effects of Maternal Folate on Fetal Brain and Body Size among Smoking Mothers, Korede K. Adegoke

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Mitigation of Insider Attacks for Data Security in Distributed Computing Environments, Santosh Aditham

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Get Ye A Copper Kettle: Appalachia, Moonshine, and a Postcolonial World, Christopher David Adkins

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Adaptive Region-Based Approaches for Cellular Segmentation of Bright-Field Microscopy Images, Hady Ahmady Phoulady

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Receptor-Associated Protein (RAP) Models In Vivo Reelin Haploinsufficiency: Implications in Schizophrenia, Jamileh Ahmed

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Faculty Perceptions of the Quality Enhancement Plan in a US Public Doctoral University with Highest Research Activity: A Case Study, Maha Alamoud

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Fatty Acid Biomarker Detection for Breast Cancer Using Differential Mobility Spectrometry with Non-Radioactive Ion Source, James Joseph Alberti

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The Dynamics of the L2 Motivational Self System among Saudi Study Abroad Students, Fahad Alharbi

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Selection of memory book content: Agreement in content as a function of informant relationship to memory book recipient, Rebecca J. Allen

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Learning Style Patterns Among Special Needs Adult Students at King Saud University, Abdulrahman Alshuaibi

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The Sustainability of Ion Exchange Water Treatment Technology, Adib Amini

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Effect of Electronic Cigarette Messages on Young-Adult Behavioral Dispositions Towards Use, Idan Ariel

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Morphometric Analysis of the Talus on the Cohort of Healthy and Arthritic Patient Population:, Tia Arvaneh

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An Exploratory Case Study of Hospitality Students’ Perceptions of Experiential Learning, Joe Askren

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Modeling in Finance and Insurance With Levy-It'o Driven Dynamic Processes under Semi Markov-type Switching Regimes and Time Domains, Patrick Armand Assonken Tonfack

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Impedance Optimized Electric Pulses for Enhancing Cutaneous Gene Electrotransfer, Reginald Morley Atkins

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Examining Cross-cultural Affective Components of Global Competence From a Value Perspective, Nadia Awaida-Nachabe

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"Mothers like Us Think Differently": Mothers' Negotiations of Virginity in Contemporary Turkey, Asli Aygunes

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Evaluating the Relative Importance of Influencing Factors on Cruise Vacations: A Conjoint Analysis, Frida Bahja

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Becoming Proper: An Institutional Ethnography of Subaltern Empowerment and Innominate Identity Politics in Iran, Faezeh Bahreini

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Benchmarks of Equality? School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and School Discipline Risk and Disparities for Black and Hispanic Students, Christopher M. Barclay

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The Influence of Tropical Forests and Climate Change on the Fates of Select Organic Pollutants in a Jamaican Watershed, Kayon Barrett

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Changing the Pathobiological Paradigm in Myelodysplastic Syndromes: The NLRP3 Inflammasome Drives the MDS Phenotype, Ashley Basiorka

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Analysis of Antibody-Induced Plasmodium falciparum Sporozoites Through Scanning Electron Microscopy, Sagorika Bera

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Using Computer-Assisted Instruction to Decrease Transition Times for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Kristina A. Bewley

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Interference of Light in Multilayer Metasurfaces: Perfect Absorber and Antireflection Coating, Khagendra Prasad Bhattarai

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Exploring Nutritional Needs, Roles, and Expectations of Latina Breast Cancer Survivors, Pamela Carolina Birriel

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Forging Blockchains: Spatial Production and Political Economy of Decentralized Cryptocurrency Code/Spaces, Joe Blankenship

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Associations between Ethnic Identity, Academic Efficacy, Achievement Goals and School Belonging among Early Adolescents, Leah Bonilla

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Modeling of Dynamic Allostery in Proteins Enabled by Machine Learning, Mohsen Botlani-Esfahani

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Transgressions: corps féminin, langue d’adoption et légitimation dans la littérature maghrébine, Souad Bouhayat

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L’évolution du Petit Chaperon rouge, Sophia Boules

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Neuropeptide Modulation of the Large Conductance Potassium (BK) Channel in the Auditory System: Therapeutic Implications for Age-Related Hearing Loss, Ellliott James Brecht

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Spatio-temporal Dynamics of Soil Composition and Accumulation Rates in Mangrove Wetlands, Joshua L. Breithaupt

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An Exploration of the Relationship between Child Welfare Workers’ Ambivalent Sexism and Beliefs about Father Involvement, Katrina Lee Brewsaugh

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“Have a Seat at our Table: Uncovering the Experiences of Black Students Attending a ‘Racially Diverse’ University”, Diamond Briggs

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Characterizing Benthic Habitats Using Multibeam Sonar and Towed Underwater Video in Two Marine Protected Areas on the West Florida Shelf, USA, Jennifer L. Brizzolara

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Freshwater Wetland Creation in a Changing Urban Environment: Designing for Long-Term Viability, Aaron Thomas Ryan Brown

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The Potential Role of Antiretroviral Efavirenz in HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorders, Lecia Ashanna Moya Brown

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Uncovering Transcriptional Activators and Targets of HSF-1 in Caenorhabditis elegans, Jessica Brunquell

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A Qualitative Study Examining the Learning Orientations of Adult Doctoral Students in a College of Education Using Houle’s Typology as a Framework, Kristeen Tiffanee Bulluck

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Initial Comparative Empirical Usability Testing for the Collaborative Authentication System, Kim Bursum

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The Role of Elevated Hyaluronan-Mediated Motility Receptor (RHAMM/HMMR) in Ovarian Cancer, Stephanie T. Buttermore

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Impact Force Reduction Using Variable Stiffness with an Optimal Approach for Jumping Robots, Juan Manuel Calderon Chavez

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Prevalence of Typical Images in High School Geometry Textbooks, Megan N. Cannon

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Exploring the Test of Covariate Moderation Effect and the Impact of Model Misspecification in Multilevel MIMIC Models, Chunhua Cao

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Engineered Nanocomposite Materials for Microwave/Millimeter-Wave Applications of Fused Deposition Modeling, Juan De Dios Castro