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

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

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

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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

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Development of Tools for Stable Transfection in the Human Filarial Parasite Brugia malayi via the piggyBac transposon system, Johan Chabanon

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Scalable Unsupervised Learning with Game Theory, Alireza Chakeri

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Mechanisms of IKBKE Activation in Cancer, Sridevi Challa

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Perception of School Staff Regarding the Effectiveness of a Youth Mental Health Program in Schools, Hiba Chehaib Chehaib

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Applying the Theory of Planned Behavior to Influence Auditors' Knowledge-Sharing Behavior, Xu Cheng

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Traveling Women and Consuming Place in Eighteenth-Century Travel Letters and Journals, Cassie Patricia Childs

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Molecular-Size Selective Zeolite Membrane Encapsulated Novel Catalysts for Enhanced Biomass to Liquid (BTL) Processes, Ummuhan Cimenler

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Latitudinal Position and Trends of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and its Relationship with Upwelling in the Southern Caribbean Sea and Global Climate Indices, Kaitlyn E. Colna

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Linear Extremal Problems in the Hardy Space Hp for 0 < p < 1, Robert Christopher Connelly

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What Makes Water Policy Sustainable? An Analysis of Water Policy in US Cities, Rebecca Brady David

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Land Use, Stream Stability, and Benthic Invertebrates in a Dry Forest Watershed of Western Costa Rica, Jacqueline Ann Demko

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Social Supports, Stress and Birth Outcomes among Latina Mothers in Pinellas County, Florida, Maridelys Detres

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Semantic Description of Activities in Videos, Fillipe Dias Moreira De Souza

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An Evaluation of IDEA Part C Interventionists’ Knowledge and Use of Evidence-Based Practices for Young Children with Challenging Behavior, Sarah Elizabeth Dickinson

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The Effects of Arousal Presented by a Pedagogical Agent on English Language Learners' Situational Interest, Cognitive Load and Reading Comprehension in Online Reading Tasks, Jack Drobisz

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TERF Wars: Narrative Productions of Gender and Essentialism in Radical-Feminist (Cyber)spaces, Jennifer Earles

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The Dislocated Spectator's Relationship to Enchanted Objects in Early Film and Modernist Poetry, Rachel Christine Ekblad

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Using Remote Sensing to Evaluate Wetland Recovery in the Northern Tampa Bay Area Following Reduction in Groundwater Withdrawals, Amor Elder

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Exploring Mathematics Teacher Education Fieldwork Experiences through Storytelling, Melody Jeane Elrod

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Catalytic Upgrading of Biogas to Fuels: Role of Reforming Temperature, Oxidation Feeds, and Contaminants, Nada Elsayed