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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Development MEMS Acoustic Emission Sensors, Adrian Enrique Avila Gomez

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Examining Cross-cultural Affective Components of Global Competence From a Value Perspective, Nadia Awaida-Nachabe

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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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Benchmarks of Equality? School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports and School Discipline Risk and Disparities for Black and Hispanic Students, Christopher M. Barclay

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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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Documenting an Imperfect Past: Examining Tampa's Racial Integration through Community, Film, and Remembrance of Central Avenue, Travis R. Bell

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Analysis of Antibody-Induced Plasmodium falciparum Sporozoites Through Scanning Electron Microscopy, Sagorika Bera

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Using Computer-Assisted Instruction to Decrease Transition Times for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Kristina A. Bewley

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Context-based Human Activity Recognition Using Multimodal Wearable Sensors, Pratool Bharti

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

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Design and Simulation of a Miniature Cylindrical Mirror Auger Electron Energy Analyzer with Secondary Electron Noise Suppression, Jay A. Bieber

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Exploring Nutritional Needs, Roles, and Expectations of Latina Breast Cancer Survivors, Pamela Carolina Birriel

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

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Associations between Ethnic Identity, Academic Efficacy, Achievement Goals and School Belonging among Early Adolescents, Leah Bonilla

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Modeling of Dynamic Allostery in Proteins Enabled by Machine Learning, Mohsen Botlani-Esfahani

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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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Validation of Chimeric Viruses in Plaque Reduction Neutralization Test in Arboviral Disease Diagnostics, Jasmine Boykin

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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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Intimate Partner Violence and the Capacity and Desire for Self-Control, Krista Taralynne Brewer

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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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“Have a Seat at our Table: Uncovering the Experiences of Black Students Attending a ‘Racially Diverse’ University”, Diamond Briggs

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Characterizing Benthic Habitats Using Multibeam Sonar and Towed Underwater Video in Two Marine Protected Areas on the West Florida Shelf, USA, Jennifer L. Brizzolara

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Freshwater Wetland Creation in a Changing Urban Environment: Designing for Long-Term Viability, Aaron Thomas Ryan Brown

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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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Sleep and Alzheimer’s disease: A critical examination of the risk that Sleep Problems or Disorders particularly Obstructive Sleep Apnea pose towards developing Alzheimer’s disease, Omonigho A. Michael Bubu

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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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The Role of Elevated Hyaluronan-Mediated Motility Receptor (RHAMM/HMMR) in Ovarian Cancer, Stephanie T. Buttermore

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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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“I Use to Pray and Ask God to Give Me Another Chance”: A Phenomenological Analysis of Black Males’ Journey Attending an Alternative School, Jimmy R. Caldwell Jr

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Construction Effects on the Side Shear of Drilled Shafts, Lucas Caliari De Lima

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The Relationship between Chronic Health Conditions and Health Literacy, Resiliency and Support/Self-advocacy in Youth, Mercedes N. Cambric

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The Role of Sgs1 and Exo1 in the Maintenance of Genome Stability., Lillian Campos-Doerfler

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Prevalence of Typical Images in High School Geometry Textbooks, Megan N. Cannon

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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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Modifiable Characteristics Associated with Fear of Cancer Recurrence among Colorectal Cancer Survivors, Julie M. Cessna Palas

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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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Validity of a New Measure of Phonemic Awareness that Does Not Require Spoken Responses in Children with Complex Communication Needs, Tiffany Chavers

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On Axon-Axon Interaction via Currents and Fields, Aman Chawla

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Spatial and Temporal Variation in Mangrove Distribution (1950-2014) in Tampa, Florida USA, Carolyn Cheatham Rhodes

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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