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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Linear Extremal Problems in the Hardy Space Hp for 0 < p < 1, Robert Christopher Connelly

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Bisphosphonate Functionalized Gold Nanoparticles for the Study and Treatment of Osteoporotic Disease, Christopher Conners

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The Empirical Selection of Anchor Items Using a Multistage Approach, Brandon Craig

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“You Know Who I Am, Don’t You? I’m the One They’re Writing About in the Newspapers and on TV”, Casey Killen Crane

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Physician Practice Survival: The Role of Analytics in Shaping the Future, Janene Jones Culumber

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It’s Not All Sunflowers and Roses at Home: A Narrative Inquiry of At-Risk Girls and Their Perceptions of Their Educational Experiences, Jessica Aggeles Curtis

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Understanding the Relationship between Informal Interactional Diversity and Males’ Engagement in the Undergraduate Experience, Amanda Cutchens

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Calibration-free Spectrophotometric Measurements of Carbonate Saturation States in Seawater, Erin E. Cuyler

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Development of Ethologically-Based Inhibitory Avoidance Models of Fear Memory, Savannah Dalrymple

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What Makes Water Policy Sustainable? An Analysis of Water Policy in US Cities, Rebecca Brady David

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Graduate Nursing Student Persistence to Graduation, Tyler C. Dean

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A Portrait in Black and White: An Analysis of Race in the Adult Education Classroom, Tealia N. Deberry

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Defining Data Science and Data Scientist, Dana M. Dedge Parks

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More Than Just Empty Space: Integrated Geoarchaeological Investigations of the Crystal River Site (8CI1) Plaza, Alexander C. Delgado

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Chemical Investigations of Fungal Natural Products for Drug Discovery, Danielle H. Demers

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Land Use, Stream Stability, and Benthic Invertebrates in a Dry Forest Watershed of Western Costa Rica, Jacqueline Ann Demko

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Psychosocial Mechanisms of Outcome in Pediatric Psychiatry, Alessandro S. De Nadai

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Photopolymerization Synthesis of Magnetic Nanoparticle Embedded Nanogels for Targeted Biotherapeutic Delivery, Daniel Jonwal Denmark

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Enhancing the Internet of Things Architecture with Flow Semantics, Allen Ronald Deserranno

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Social Supports, Stress and Birth Outcomes among Latina Mothers in Pinellas County, Florida, Maridelys Detres

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Statistical Analysis and Modeling of Ovarian and Breast Cancer, Muditha V. Devamitta Perera

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Education and Health Impacts of an Affirmative Action Policy on Minorities in India, Robin Dhakal

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Semantic Description of Activities in Videos, Fillipe Dias Moreira De Souza

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Longitudinal Awareness: A Study of Vulnerability to Flooding in Polk County, Iowa, Kerri A. Dickey

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An Evaluation of IDEA Part C Interventionists’ Knowledge and Use of Evidence-Based Practices for Young Children with Challenging Behavior, Sarah Elizabeth Dickinson

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Formation of Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Hetero Bonds through Gold Catalysis, Boliang Dong

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Imaging Wetland Hydrogeophysics: Applications of Critical Zone Hydrogeophysics to Better Understand Hydrogeologic Conditions in Coastal and Inland Wetlands and Waters, Christine Marie Downs

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"Beautifully Awful": A Feminist Ethnography of Women Veterans' Experiences with Transition From Military Service, Kiersten H. Downs

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The Effects of Arousal Presented by a Pedagogical Agent on English Language Learners' Situational Interest, Cognitive Load and Reading Comprehension in Online Reading Tasks, Jack Drobisz

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Adverse Childhood Experiences and its Association with Cognitive Impairment in Non- Patient Older Population, Mohini D. Dutt

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TERF Wars: Narrative Productions of Gender and Essentialism in Radical-Feminist (Cyber)spaces, Jennifer Earles

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Psychopathic Traits and Substance Use in the Context of Erotic Services and Sex Exchange among College Students, Bethany Edwards

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Active Cleaning of Label Noise Using Support Vector Machines, Rajmadhan Ekambaram

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The Dislocated Spectator's Relationship to Enchanted Objects in Early Film and Modernist Poetry, Rachel Christine Ekblad

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Social Story TM and In-Situ Training at Home: Effects on Household Chemical Safety Skills in Young Children, Courtney Ek

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Using Remote Sensing to Evaluate Wetland Recovery in the Northern Tampa Bay Area Following Reduction in Groundwater Withdrawals, Amor Elder

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Exploring Mathematics Teacher Education Fieldwork Experiences through Storytelling, Melody Jeane Elrod

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Catalytic Upgrading of Biogas to Fuels: Role of Reforming Temperature, Oxidation Feeds, and Contaminants, Nada Elsayed

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The Role of Elites in the Formation of National Identities: The Case of Montenegro, Muhammed F. Erdem

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Improving Doping and Minority Carrier Lifetime of CdTe/CdS Solar Cells by in-situ Control of CdTe Stoichiometry, Vamsi Krishna Evani

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Viruses in marine animals: Discovery, detection, and characterizarion, Elizabeth Fahsbender

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Problematic Participation and Educational Dilemmas: Ethnography of the Educational Experiences of Black Male Youth in Hillsborough County, Florida, Deneia Y. Fairweather

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Essays on Crowdfunding: Exploring the Funding and Post-funding Phases and Outcomes, Onochie Fan-Osuala

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Learning to Predict Clinical Outcomes from Soft Tissue Sarcoma MRI, Hamidreza Farhidzadeh

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The Effect of Corporate Social Responsibility Investment and Disclosure on Cooperation in Business Collaborations, Sukari Farrington

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Estimation of Human Poses Categories and Physical Object Properties from Motion Trajectories, Mona Fathollahi Ghezelghieh

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Beyond Age and Stage: Consequences of Individual Variation in Demographic Traits, Erin Elizabeth Feichtinger

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Comparative Analysis of Tag Estimation Algorithms on RFID EPC Gen-2 Performance, Arundhoti Ferdous

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Back Muscle Endurance as Measure by Ito Test Duration, Ronald Figueredo