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 2019

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Beyond Labels and Captions: Contextualizing Grounded Semantics for Explainable Visual Interpretation, Sathyanarayanan Narasimhan Aakur

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The Use of Assistive Technology with Students with Severe Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in Saudi Arabia: Teachers’ Perspectives, Khalid Mohammed Abu Alghayth

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Sorption of Benzene, Tolueneand Ethylbenzeneby Plasticized PEMA and PEMA/PMMA Sensing Films Using aQuartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM) at 298.15K, Deekshitha Adapa

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Empirical Analysis of a Cybersecurity Scoring System, Jaleel Ahmed

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Development and Validation of Advanced Techniques for Treatment Planning and Verification in Megavoltage Radiotherapy, Saeed Ahmed

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Inside the Work of a Rookie Principal Coach: Tackling Equity in Disciplinary Practices, Olayinka A. Alege

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Design of Shape-Morphing Structures Consisting of Bistable Compliant Mechanisms, Rami Alfattani

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Medical Decision Making among Individuals with a Variant of Uncertain Significance in a Hereditary Cancer Gene and those with a CHEK2 Pathogenic Variant, Deanna J. Almanza

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The Ability of the U.S. Military’s WBGT-based Flag System to Recommend Safe Heat Stress Exposures, David R. Almario

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A Machine Learning Approach to Predicting Community Engagement on Social Media During Disasters, Adel Alshehri

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Examining EFL Learners’ Reading Comprehension: The Impact of Metacognitive Strategies Discussion and Collaborative Learning within Multimedia E-book Dialogic Environments, Abrar H. Alsofyani

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The Role of Social Media Journalists in TV News:Their Effects on the Profession and Identity of TV Journalism, the Quality of News, and theAudience Engagement, Yousuf Humiad AL Yousufi

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The Distribution and Biogeochemistry of Subtropical Intertidal Microbial Mats, Bert D. Anderson

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Seepage-Coupled Finite Element Analysis of Stress Driven Rock Slope Failures for BothNatural and Induced Failures, Thomas Becket Anyintuo

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The Humanitarian Gaze and the Spectatorial Nature of Sympathy, Michelle Assaad

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Field Quantization for Radiative Decay of Plasmons in Finite and Infinite Geometries, Maryam Bagherian

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Relationship Management Communications by NHL Teams on Twitter, Kelsey M. Baker

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Power Conditioning System on a Micro-Grid System, Tamoghna Banerjee

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Health Information Barriers, Weight Status, and Health Behaviors among Cancer Survivors: Exploring the Moderating Effects of Race and Ethnicity, Jennifer L. Barinas

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“Living Creatures of Every Kind:” An Ecofeminist Reading of Genesis 1-3, T. G. Barkasy

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For the Common Defense: The Evolution of National Security Strategy-Making Institutions & Impact on American Grand Strategy, Nathan D. Barrick

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Thermal Response in a Field Oriented Controlled Three-phase Induction Motor, Niyem Mawenbe Bawana

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Tracking Sediment Bypassing, Geomorphological Analysis, and Regional Sediment Management at Tidal Inlets, Tanya M. Beck

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Persisting in the Negative: the Banishment, Exile, and Execution of Gerard Udinck, 1657-1665, David Beeler

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Generalized Derivations of Ternary Lie Algebras and n-BiHom-Lie Algebras, Amine Ben Abdeljelil

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Widow Narratives on Film and in Memoirs: Exploring Formula Stories of Grief and Loss of Older Women After the Death of a Spouse, Jennifer R. Bender

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Measuring Influence Across Social Media Platforms: Empirical Analysis Using Symbolic Transfer Entropy, Abhishek Bhattacharjee

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Saudi Special Education Preservice Teachers’ Perspective towards Inclusion, Sarah Binmahfooz

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Ethnic Identity as a Protective Factor in Early Adolescent Youth Depression: An Investigation of Differences by Race and Gender, Leah Bonilla

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The Effects of Mortality Salience on Interest in Death (and Life) Among High Openness Individuals, Patrick Boyd

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Linking Sleep and Aggression: The Role of Response Inhibition and Emotional Processing, Melanie L. Bozzay

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Exploring New Teacher Beliefs: Identity, Home-life, and Culture in the Classroom, Frederick B. Bradley III

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[X]splaininggender, race, class, and body: Metapragmatic disputes of linguistic authority and ideologies on Twitter, Reddit, and Tumblr, Judith C. Bridges

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Economies of Salvation in English Anchoritic Texts, 1100-1400, Joshua Edward Britt

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Habitat Suitability Index Model of the Florida Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis pratensis) in West-Central Florida, Courtney E. Buck

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Supporting Persons with Dementia in Communicating their Care Preferences, Vanessa L. Burshnic

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Animal-Assisted Therapy to Increase Independent Reading forChildren with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Taylor L. Butts

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Increasing Engagement and Academic Performance of Children with Autism SpectrumDisorder and Attention Difficulties: Do Fidget Spinners Help?, Melanie Byrne B.S.

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Validating the Construct of Resiliency in the Health Literacy and Resiliency Scale (HLRS-Y) with the Child and Youth Resiliency Measure (CYRM-28), Mercedes N. Cambric

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Three Theorists on Religious Violence in an Islamic Context: Karen Armstrong, Mark Juergensmeyer, and William T. Cavanaugh, Ayse Camur

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Leadership Advocacy, Ethical Negotiations, and Resignations to High-Stakes Assessment: A Pilgrimage, Jennifer Galbraith Canady

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The Effects of a Daily Behavior Report Card Intervention: Inclusion of a Peer Mediator Component, Deanna Canfield

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Locating a New Collegiate Entrepreneurship Program, a Framework for a University Campus, Douglas H. Carter

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Investigating Student Conceptual Understanding of Structure and Function by Using Formative Assessment and Automated Scoring Models, Kelli Patrice Carter

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"It's Not Addiction Until You Graduate": Natural Recovery in the College Context, Breanne I. Casper

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Online and Self-Directed LearningReadiness Among Hospitality and Tourism College Students and Industry Professionals, Muhittin Cavusoglu

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Dating Application Facilitated Victimization: An Examination of Lifestyle-Routine Activities, Self-Control, and Self-Efficacy, Vanessa Centelles

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Illuminating Changes in Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions about Teaching Elementary Mathematicsin an Introductory Methods Course, Elaine Cerrato

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Authentication and SQL-Injection Prevention Techniques in Web Applications, Cagri Cetin

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Species Abundance, Spatial and Vertical Distributionsof Large Heteropods (Pterotracheidae and Carinariidae)in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Kristine A. Clark