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 2018

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Design of Micro-Scale Energy Harvesting Systems for Low Power Applications Using Enhanced Power Management System, Majdi M. Ababneh

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Hydraulic Performance and Vulnerability on Sanitary Sewer Overflow in Southern Pinellas County, FL, Uchechi O. Akabogu

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General Education Teachers’ Perceptions of Response to Intervention Implementation: A Qualitative Interview Study, Adhwaa Alahmari

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Characterization of the Transcriptional Elongation Factor ELL3 in B cells and Its Role in B-cell Lymphoma Proliferation and Survival, Lou-Ella M.m. Alexander

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Perception of Kazakhstan in the U.S through the New York Times Coverage, Tursynay Alikhanova

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Genetic Moderation of Pain and Fatigue Symptoms Resulting from the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Breast Cancer Program, Carissa Bea Alinat

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“I Want Ketchup on my Rice”: The Role of Child Agency on Arab Migrant Families Food and Foodways, Faisal Kh. Alkhuzaim

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Using Contingency Maps to Teach Requests for Information, Roberto Andrade-Plaza

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Policing the Riverfront: Urban Revanchism as Sustainability, Jared J. Austin

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Evaluating Effects of Deposit Contracting on Oral Contraceptive Adherence, Sandy Au Yeung

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Identification of Novel Hits Against, Ala A. Azhari

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Investigations on FRP-Concrete Bond, Mostfa Al Azzawi

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The Influence of Instagram Selfies on Female Millennials’ Appearance Satisfaction, Diliara Bagautdinova

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“I Want to Be Who I Am”: Stories of Rejecting Binary Gender, Ana Balius

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Contingent Narratives: Exploring Facets of Cross-Cultural Awareness in an Experiential Global Education Course, Nicholas Bardo

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Remote Sensing and Spatial Metrics for Quantifying Seagrass Landscape Changes: A Study on the 2011 Indian River Lagoon Florida Seagrass Die-off Event, René Dieter Baumstark

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Dynamic Energy-Aware Database Storage and Operations, Peyman Behzadnia

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Elemental Analyses of Archaeological Bone Using PXRF, ICP-MS, and a Newly Developed Calibration to Assess Andean Paleodiets, Christine L. Bergmann

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Environmental Perceptions to Promote Self-directed Learning in the Workplace, Trevor Marshall Bernard

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Ecophysiology of Oxygen Supply in Cephalopods, Matthew A. Birk

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The Making of a Nationally Recognized Band in a Small, Private Liberal Arts University: The Historical Significance of the Bobby L. Adams Years, 1987-2012, Joshua David Blair

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Development and Validation of the Exercise Appearance Motivations Scale, Leah S. Boepple

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Effectiveness of Biocide Substitution and Management Plan Implementation for the Control of, Adelmarie Bones

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Evaluating the Influence of Time of Day on Activity Engagement in Persons with Dementia, Darienne E. Boyden

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Validating the Accuracy of Neatwork, a Rural Gravity Fed Water Distribution System Design Program, Using Field Data in the Comarca Ngöbe-Bugle, Panama, Maria Briones

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The Impact of a Religious/Spiritual Turning Point on Desistance: A Lifecourse Assessment of Racial/Ethnic Differences, Rhissa Briones Robinson

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Political Decisions on Police Expenditures: Examining the Potential Relationship Between Political Structure, Police Expenditures and the Volume of Crime Across US States, Xavier D. Burch

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Food Insecurity and Age of Menarche: Using a Biocultural Approach and Life History Theory to Assess Risks of Food Insecurity among Girls in Tampa Bay, FL, Mecca Burris

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Development and Validation of the Waiting Assessment Interview Tool (WAIT) and Evaluation of Individualized Waiting Durations in Signaled Reinforcement, Claudia Campos Fleitas

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Telling a Rape Joke: Performing Humor in a Victim Help Center, Angela Mary Candela

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Group Contingency Game Comparison: Examining the Role of Group Sizes, Chelsea Carr

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Regulatory Methodology and Unmitigated Wetland Loss in Southwest Florida, Kathleen B. Castor

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Language Educators’ Perceptions of Their Use of Social Media for Pedagogical Purposes, Alessandro Cesarano

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The Nutrition Transition Among the Andean Kichwas of Ecuador, Vanessa Alicia Chee

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Academic Stress, Depression, and Social Support: A Comparison of Chinese Students in International Baccalaureate Programs and Key Schools, Wenjun Chen

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Deaf Lesbian Identity, Noël E. Cherasaro

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Beyoncé as a Semiotic Resource: Visual and Linguistic Meaning Making and Gender in Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest, Addie L. Sayers China

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Flow and Transport in Low-Gradient Rivers and Estuaries, Hunter Lee Clasen

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Using In-Vivo Audio Feedback to Improve Cycling Performance, Andrew Lee Coet

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A Multiple-Case Study Examining Faculty Members’ Online Course Design and Teaching Experiences in Distance Education, Ahmet Colak

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The Effect of Processing Conditions on the Energetic Diagram of CdTe Thin Films Studied by Photoluminescence, Shamara P. Collins

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: A Tool For Veteran Reassimilation, Gino L. Collura

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Poetics of Sixteenth-Century Widowhood: Vittoria Colonna’s Use of Gender and Grief as a Means of Social and Spiritual Transcendence, Sarah Conner

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Characterization of Nylon-12 in a Novel Additive Manufacturing Technology, and the Rheological and Spectroscopic Analysis of PEG-Starch Matrix Interactions, Garrett Michael Craft

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A Quantitative Analysis of Shape Characteristics of Marine Snow Particles with Interactive Visualization: Validation of Assumptions in Coagulation Models, Palak P. Dave

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Performing "Hurt" : Aging, Disability, and Popular Music as Mediated Product and Lived-Experience in Johnny Cash's Final Recordings, Adam Davidson

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“Neither East nor West”: Shia Women Negotiating Gender Norms in America, Raheleh Dayerizadeh

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Seeing Trauma: The Known and the Hidden in Nineteenth-Century Literature, Alisa M. DeBorde

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Transitions to Preschool Special Education: The Relationship of Child, Family, and Early Intervention Characteristics, Tara B. Delach

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A Fall Prevention System for the Elderly and Visually Impaired, Yueng Santiago De La Hoz Isaza