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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An Exposure Assessment of Paper Dust in a Coupon Manufacturing Facility, Danny C. Fink

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Quantity Trumps Quality: Bayesian Statistical Accumulation Modeling Guides Radiocarbon Measurements to Construct a Chronology in Real-time, Devon Robert Firesinger

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Influence of Environmental Parameters on Mold Sampling Results, Benjamin Fishman

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Discovering Antibacterial and Anti-Resistance Agents Targeting Multi-Drug Resistant ESKAPE Pathogens, Renee Fleeman

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Mass-spectrometry Based Proteomics of Age-related Changes in Murine Microglia, Antwoine Flowers

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Measuring Trust in Post-Communist States: Making the Case for Particularized Trust., Nicole M. Ford

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Understanding Gas Sorption Mechanisms in Metal–Organic Materials via Computational Experimentation, Katherine A. Forrest

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Application of Metamaterials to RF Energy Harvesting and Infrared Photodetection, Clayton M. Fowler

Arranging Stories: The Implications of Narrative Decision in Short Story Collections by Southern Women Writers, 1894-1944, Heather A. Fox

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Autism and the Performing Arts: Using BST to Teach Dance to Children with ASD, Calyn Freed

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Episodic Work-Family Conflict and Strain: A Dynamic Perspective, Kimberly A. French

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Leaders on their Best Behavior: Leader Behaviors Resulting in Effective Virtual Teams, Sarah Elizabeth Frick

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Functional Roles of Matrix Metalloproteinases in Bone Metastatic Prostate Cancer, Jeremy S. Frieling

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“Can You Believe They Think I’m Intimidating?” An Exploration of Identity in Tall Women, Elizabeth Joy Fuller

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Stormwater Infiltration and Groundwater Integrity: An Analysis of BMP Siting Tools and Groundwater Vulnerability, Kristopher Craig Gallagher

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Statistical Analysis and Modeling of Stomach Cancer Data, Chao Gao

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Structural Analysis of Poloidal and Toroidal Plasmons and Fields of Multilayer Nanorings, Kumar Vijay Garapati

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Strategies for Reducing Preventable Hospital Readmissions on Medicare Patients, Andres Patricio Garcia-Arce

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Occupational Noise Exposure Evaluation of a group of Groundskeepers at a University Campus, Monica Elisa Garcia

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Large Area Sintering Test Platform Design and Preliminary Study on Cross Sectional Resolution, Christopher J. Gardiner

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Traumatic Brain Injury in Adolescence: The Relationship between High School Exiting and Future Productivity, Jeffrey S. Garofano

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Characterizing Gross Lesions in Corals on Fringing Reefs of Taiwan and Hainan Island, China, Adrienne George

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Pollen Forecasting in Sarasota, Florida, Daniel J. Gessman

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Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Targeted Herpes Zoster Vaccination in Adults 50-59 at Increased Cardiovascular Risk, Kathleen M. Glassner

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The Ability of the U.S. Army Heat Strain Decision Aid (HSDA) to Predict a Limiting Heat Stress Exposure, Katelynn E. Glisson

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Full-Time Teleworkers Sensemaking Process for Informal Communication, Sheila A. Gobes-Ryan

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Hidden: A Case Study on Human Trafficking in Costa Rica, Timothy Adam Golob

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What Factors during the Genesis of a Startup are Causal to Survival?, Gilbert T. Gonzalez

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Examining How Video-Elicited Reflection Mediates Teacher Candidates’ Beliefs About English Language Learners: A Multiple Case Study, Monica M. Gonzalez

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Water, Sanitation, and Citizenship: Perceptions of Water Scarcity, Reuse, and Sustainability in Valparaiso de Goias, Brazil, Paola Andrea Gonzalez

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Age of Alcohol Initiation and Reward Processes in a Current Alcohol Drinking Sample, Claire M. Gorey

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Taxonomy, Ecology, and Behavior of the Kleptoplastic Sea Slug Elysia papillosa, William Alan Gowacki

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Light Olefin Production by Cracking Nannochloris oculata Microalgae using Aluminosilicate Catalysts, Gaurav Goyal

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The Lives of Suburban Peasants: Agricultural Change and Mobility in Haiti, Rachel M. Grabner

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A High Accuracy Microwave Radiometric Thermometer to Measure Internal Body Temperature, Michael D. Grady

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Mixed Method Study of Condom Use among Emerging Adults with New Sex Partners Met Online or Offline, Shana M. Green

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Many Hands Make Light Work: Crowdsourced Ratings of Medical Student OSCE Performance, Mark Grichanik

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Astaxanthin Attenuates MPTP Induced Neurotoxicity and Modulates Cognitive Function in Aged Mice, Beth Grimmig

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The Structure of Resilience: An Empirical Examination of Resilience Factors, Matthew R. Grossman

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How Online Reviews Influence Consumer Restaurant Selection, Nefike Gunden

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Enhanced Visible Light Photocatalytic Remediation of Organics in Water Using Zinc Oxide and Titanium Oxide Nanostructures, Srikanth Gunti

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Understanding the Linkages between Urban Transportation Design and Population Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution: Application of an Integrated Transportation and Air Pollution Modeling Framework to Tampa, FL, Sashikanth Gurram

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Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Applied to Urban Nutrient Management: Data Scarce Case Studies from Belize and Florida, Charlotte Juliane Haberstroh

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DNS and LES of Scalar Transfer Across an Air-water Interface during Inception and Growth of Langmuir Circulation, Amine Hafsi

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Evaluating the Effect of Temporary Casing on Drilled Shaft Rock Socket Capacity, Daniel J. Hagerman

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Validation of the Electronic Kids Dietary Index (E-KINDEX) Screening Tool for Early Identification of Risk for Overweight/Obesity (OW/OB) in a Pediatric Population: Associations with Quality of Life Perceptions, Patricia A. Hall

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A Phenomenological Approach to Clinical Empathy: Rethinking Empathy Within its Intersubjective and Affective Contexts, Carter Hardy

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Heat Flux Modeling of Asymmetrically Heated and Cooled Thermal Stimuli, Matthew Hardy

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Perceptual Learning Style Modalities: Comparing Latino, Black, and Caucasian Adults, Nicolle Chantelle Hardy

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Potential Impacts of Accelerated Sea-Level Rise and Hurricane-Induced Storm Surge in Western Pasco County, Florida, Kittiya Harris