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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Machine Learning Methods for Network Intrusion Detection and Intrusion Prevention Systems, Zheni Svetoslavova Stefanova

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Developing Teacher Efficacy in High Poverty Schools, Dawn Stites

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Reduce Challenging Behaviors and Enhance Functioning in Youth with an Intellectual Disability: A Meta-Analysis of Behavioral Interventions Using Single Case Design, Brett A. Stone

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Early Identification Of Students In Accelerated Curricula With Signs Of Academic And Emotional Risk: Working With Teachers To Identify At-Risk Students, Elizabeth D. Storey

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Orientation Invariance Methods for Inertial Gait, Ravichandran Subramanian

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Structure-based Design, Synthesis and Applications of a New Class of Peptidomimetics: 'Y-AA Peptides and Their Derivatives, Ma Su

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Strategies to Adjust for Response Bias in Clinical Trials: A Simulation Study, Victoria R. Swaidan

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Star Power, Pandemics, and Politics: The Role of Cultural Elites in Global Health Security, Holly Lynne Swayne

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TGF-β2 in human milk research: Exploration of a new field methodology and new findings of biosimilar TGF-β2 in non-human milk, Chlöe A. Sweetman

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“Livin’ the Dream?” How Veterans of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom Negotiate the Experience of Illness as They Transition from Healthy Warrior to Sick Veteran, Jodie L. Sweezey

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Performance Evaluation of Choice Set Generation Algorithms for Modeling Truck Route Choice: Insights from Large Streams of Truck-GPS Data, Divyakant Tahlyan

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Influencing Gender Specific Perceptions of the Factors Affecting Women’s Career Advancement Opportunities in the United States, Kevin C. Taliaferro

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Labor Planning Outcomes: Systemic Management Models, Human Interactions, and Knowledge Sharing, Richard J. Tarpey

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An evaluation of marsh shoreline erosion and sediment deposition in the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mississippi, USA, Joseph Terrano

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Novel Magneto-LC resonance Sensors for Industrial and Bioengineering Applications, Ongard Thiabgoh

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Using Video Modeling to Improve Staff Implementation of the PEAK Relational Training System, Kelsie Thompson

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Growth Options and Corporate Goodness, Linh Thompson

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Direct Print Additive Manufacturing of Optical Fiber Interconnects, Roger B. Tipton

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Analyzing the effects of Ca2+ dynamics on mitochondrial function in health and disease, Patrick Toglia

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Strategic Negligence: Why the United States Failed to Provide Military Support to the Syrian Resistance in 2011-2014, Konrad J. Trautman

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Underground Stormwater Treatment Performance in Urban Coastal Catchments: Case Study of Baffle Boxes in the City of Tampa, Awet Eyob Tsegay

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Hume on the Doctrine of Infinite Divisibility: A Matter of Clarity and Absurdity, Wilson H. Underkuffler

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Field Testing of Affordable Well Head Protection for Locally Manufactured, Self-Supply Pitcher Pumps on Manually Driven Tubewells in Madagascar, Michal Usowicz

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The Portrayal of Women in the Oldest Russian Women’s Magazine “Rabotnitsa” From 1970-2017, Anastasiia Utiuzh

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A Comparative Study of Signal Processing Methods for Fetal Phonocardiography Analysis, Venkata Akshay Bhargav Krishna Vadali

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Comparison of Bacterial and Viral Reduction Across Different Wastewater Treatment Processes, Aayushi R. Vagadia

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Monetary Reinforcement for Increasing Walking in Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, Diego Valbuena

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Are Mixed-Sex and Single-Sex Groups Equally Effective Across Males and Females? A Quasi-Experimental Investigation of a Cognitive Dissonance-Based Eating Disorder Prevention Program in Mixed-Sex High School Populations, Christina L. Verzijl

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Looking Beyond Patient Satisfaction: Experiences of Spanish-Speaking Patients Seeking Non-Urgent Care in an Emergency Department, Seiichi Villalona

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Climate Change: Aristotelian Virtue Theory, the Aidōs Response and Proper Primility, John W. Voelpel

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The Viability of Democratic Governance in De Facto States: A Comparative Case Study of Iraqi Kurdistan and Syria Rojava, Chelsea Vogel

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Culturally Relevant Curriculum and Instruction in a Culture of Care, Johan Von Ancken

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Ecosystem Function and Phenotypic Variation in Spartina alterniflora Salt Marshes, Sandra E. Voors

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Supporting a Culture Where Teachers Are Leading Teachers, Gloria Waite

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Cool Moms & Cool Media: Returning to, Morgan Wallace

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The Fate of Kantian Freedom: the Kant-Reinhold Controversy, John Walsh

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High Performance Distributed On-Chip Voltage Regulation for Modern Integrated Systems, Longfei Wang

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Cultural Adaptation and Maintenance: Chinese International Students' Use of Facebook and WeChat, Mengni Wang

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Spatial and Temporal Distributions of Pelagic Sargassum in the Intra-Americas Sea and Atlantic Ocean, Mengqiu Wang

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The Understanding of Absolute Right to Freedom of Expression in the Case of Hate Speech, Qinqin Wang

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Body Image, Self-Esteem and Eating Disturbance among Chinese Women: Testing the Tripartite Influence model, Weiwei Wang

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A Secure Computing Platform for Building Automation Using Microkernel-based Operating Systems, Xiaolong Wang

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Covariates in Factor Mixture Modeling: Investigating Measurement Invariance across Unobserved Groups, Yan Wang

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Assessing Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) Tree Dynamic Change in USF Forest Preserve Area Using Mixture-Tuned Matched Filtering and Multitemporal Satellite Imagery, Yujia Wang

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Coloring in the Margins: Understanding the Experiences of Racial/Ethnic and Sexual/Gender Minority Undergraduates in STEM, Jonathan D. Ware

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Promoter Effects on Iron-Based, SBA-15 Supported Ultra-High Temperature Fischer- Tropsch Catalysts, David P. Weber

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Precise, General, and Efficient Data-flow Analysis for Security Vetting of Android Apps, Fengguo Wei

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A Culture of Resistance: An Ethnography of Tampa Bay’s Racial Justice Activist Community, Emily Janna Weisenberger

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Decreased Visibility: A Narrative Analysis of Episodic Disability and Contested Illness, Melissa Jane Welch

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Caregiver Perception and the Role of Seasonality in Under-five Childhood Diarrhea Incidence in Svay Rieng Province, Cambodia, Brian S. Wells