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 2020

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Decolonizing Human Trafficking: A Case Study of Human Trafficking in Edo State Nigeria, Oyinkansola Adepitan

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Keyless Anti-Jamming Communication via Randomized DSSS, Ahmad Alagil

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Active Deep Learning Method to Automate Unbiased Stereology Cell Counting, Saeed Alahmari

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Exploring The Relationship Between Pre-Medical Student Motivation And Academic Performance: Strategies To Improve Student Success, Lauren Albaum

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Composition of Atomic-Obligation Security Policies, Yan Cao Albright

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A Policy Analysis of Performance-Based Funding in the State University System of Florida, Monika Alesnik

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Enhancement of 5G Network Performance Using Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA), Faeik Tayseer Al Rabee

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Journey Mapping the Minority Student’s Path Toward Genetic Counseling: A Holistic Picture, Tatiana E. Alvarado-Wing

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Early Adolescents' Basic Psychological Need Satisfaction and Frustration, Motivation, and Verbal Divergent Thinking within an Out-of-School Context, Megan Louise Atha

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Investigation of Navigation Systems for Size, Cost, and Mass Constrained Satellites, Omar Awad

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Testing the Efficacy of Recompression Tools to Reduce the Discard Mortality of Reef Fishes in the Gulf of Mexico, Oscar E. Ayala

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Exploring a Boundary-Spanner's Beliefs, Tensions, and Decision-Making as a Methods Course Instructor and University Supervisor: A Self-Study, Wendy Baker

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Fields Brook Superfund Site: Race, Class, and Environmental Justice in a Blasted Landscape, Richard C. Bargielski

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The Effects of Feudalism on Medieval English Mobility: A Biological Distance Study Using Nonmetric Cranial Traits., Jonathan H. Barkmeier

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Sentiment Analysis in Peer Review, Zachariah J. Beasley

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Balance Function: A Potential Early Indicator of Mild Cognitive Impairment, Karen L. Bell

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Perfectionism, Negative Life Events, and Cognitive Appraisal: A Contextual Model of Perfectionism’s Maladaptive Nature, Ansley M. Bender

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Before the Storm: Water and Energy Utilities, Human Vulnerability and Disaster Risk, Cori D. Bender

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Van der Waals Epitaxy of Ultrathin Early Transition Metal (Ti & V) (di)Selenides: Charge and Magnetic Order in the Ultrathin Limit, Manuel Bonilla Lopez

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Borges, el Escritor Italiano: Precursores Italianos en/desde Borges, Sara Boscagli

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Using Observations from the UAW-Ford Ergonomic Assessment Tool to Predict Distal Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders, Zachariah T. Brandes-Powell

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Extending Brief Error-Correction Assessments to Adults with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities, J Turner B. Braren

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Lost Without a Connection: Analyzing Netflix's Maniac in the Digital Streaming Age, Eric Bruce

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To Mid-cell and Beyond: Characterizing the Roles of GpsB and YpsA in Cell Division Regulation in Gram-positive Bacteria, Robert S. Brzozowski

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Vocal Health of Choral Singers from Kenya and the United States: Dysphonia and Vocal Fatigue in Relation to Musical Genres, Morgan Jolley Burburan

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Use of Music to Improve Running Performance, Jeremy Buttice

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Lydia Cabrera entre líneas: sociolingüística, etnografía posmoderna y realismo mágico, Mauricio A. Cabrera

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The Effect of Acute Interpersonal Racial Discrimination on Smoking Motivation and Behavior among Black Smokers, Patricia F. Calixte-Civil

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Orders of Normativity: Nietzsche, Science and Agency, Shane C. Callahan

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Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Organochlorine Pesticides, and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Snapper (Family Lutjanidae) from Cuba and the Wider Gulf of Mexico, Brigid E. Carr

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How Can I Help my Anxious Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder? Understanding Parental Perspectives and Treatment Preferences, Sandra L. Cepeda

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Rainfall, Precipitation, and Drought Patterns Associated with Wintertime Transmission of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV) in Florida, Bestami Cevher

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Aligning Voice and Communication with Identity – A Survey on Transgender and Gender Diverse Populations, Rachel T. Chalom

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Some Recent Advances in Design of Bayesian Binomial Reliability Demonstration Tests, Suiyao Chen

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Water Quality and Sustainability Assessment of Rural Water Systems in the Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé, Panama, Corbyn Cools

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Manipulation and Patterning of Mammalian Cells Using Vibrations and Acoustic Forces, Joel Cooper

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Predictive Validity of Standards-based and Curriculum-embedded Assessments for Predicting Readiness at Kindergarten Entry, Elizabeth Ashton DeCamilla

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Parent Perceptions of the Acceptability, Effectiveness, and Experience of Engaging in the Group Stepping Stones Triple P Intervention for Parents of Children with Disabilities, Tara B. Delach

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Redefining Representations of Trauma & Modes of Witnessing in Damon Lindelof’s The Leftovers, Mariana Delgado

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İYo luché!: Uncovering and Interrupting Silencing in an Indigenous and Afro-descendant Community, Eileen Cecelia Deluca

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Performance Enhancement Techniques for Next-Generation Multi-Service Communication and Medical Cyber-Physical Systems, Ali Fatih Demir

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Using Geophysical and Geodetic Data to Improve Natural and Human-induced Hazard Assessments, Fanghui Deng

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A Comparison of Verbal Feedback and Video Feedback to Improve Dance Skills, Shreeya Sudhir Deshmukh

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Targeting the ESKAPE Pathogens by Botanical and Microbial Approaches, Emily Dilandro

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Addressing the Student Loan Crisis: Nudging Borrowers to Lower their Repayment Costs, Genevieve O. Dobson

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The Effects of Socioscientific Issues on Informal Reasoning and the Transference to Controversial Issues in a Social Studies Context, Thomas J. Dolan

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Asking Why: Analyzing Students' Explanations of Organic Chemistry Reaction Mechanisms using Lexical Analysis and Predictive Logistic Regression Models, Amber J. Dood

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This, or Something like It: Socrates and the Problem of Authority, Simon Dutton

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Villains or Vermin? The Differential Effects of Discrimination and Dehumanization on Immigrant Cardiovascular Responses, Mona El-Hout

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Family Response to a Diagnosis of Serious Mental Illness in Teens and Young Adults: A Multi-Voiced Narrative Analysis, Douglas J. Engelman