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 2006

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Advancements in rapid load test data regression, Michael Jeffrey Stokes

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Underwater FRP repair of corrosion damaged prestressed piles, Kwangsuk Suh

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The effect of transportation subsidies on urban sprawl, Qing Su

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Small Scale Distribution of the Sand Dollars Mellita tenuis and Encope spp. (Echinodermata), James P. Swigart

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An examination of the interaction between exemplary teachers and struggling writers, Betty Ruth Sylvester

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8-isoprostane levels in exhaled breath condensate of pregnant women compared to non-pregnant women; is there a baseline difference?, Rosemary Szollas

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A descriptive study of students' perspectives on controversial issues embedded in a college environmental science course, Chyrisse P. Tabone

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Factors influencing special educators' perceptives regarding the reintegration of special education students, Brandi L. Tanner

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The effects of in-group bias and decision aids on auditors' evidence evaluation, Eileen Zalkin Taylor

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"This is not a Politburo, but a madhouse," The post World War II Sovietization of East Germany up to the 1953 worker's uprising., Rush H. Taylor

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Perceptions of principals and teachers of their roles and other variables in school culture in improving their school's Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) letter grade by two grade levels, Tracey D. Tedder

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Petroleum cleanup in the United States: A historical review and comparison of state programs, Timothy A. Terwilliger

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Ventricle slice detection in MRI images using Hough Transform and Object Matching techniques, Chintan Thakkar

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“Fit for the Reception of Ladies and Gentlemen”: Power, Space, and Politeness in Eighteenth-Century Anglo-Atlantic Playhouses, Troy Thompson

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"Mingling Incantations": Hart Crane's Neo-Symbolist Poetics, Christopher A. Tidwell

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The single market and pharmaceutical industry in the European Union: Is there any evidence of price convergence?, Aysegul Timur

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The relationship between anxiety and spirituality in persons undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, Cindy Tofthagen

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Viva Wallace Tampa Latins, the politics of Americanization, and the Progressive party campaign of 1948, Jared G. Toney

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An investigation of the relationship between religiosity and subjective well-being in older adults: The mediating role of optimism, Teri A. Trede

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A case study of the perceived decision-making practices and patterns of secondary administrators using four scenarios, Elizabeth M. Tuten

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A closer look at the work hours and work/family relationship: The moderating and enhancing effects of fit, Matthew D. Tuttle

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Development of window layer for high efficiency high bandgap cadmium selenide solar cell for 4-terminal tandem solar cell applications, Sridevi A. Vakkalanka

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Satellite analysis of temporal and spatial chlorophyll patterns on the West Florida shelf (1997-2003), Lisa Anne Vanderbloemen

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Freedom fighters, freedom haters, martyrs, and evildoers: The social construction of suicide terrorism, Cécile Valérie Van de Voorde

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Communicating change: An ethnography of women's sensemaking on menopause, hormone replacement therapies, and the Women's Health Initiative, Linda Vangelis

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Ethnic differences in body mass index, Christine Anne Vaughan

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An AHP framework for balancing efficiency and equity in the United States liver transplantation system, Vijayachandran M. Veerachandran

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An exploration of middle-aged and older Women's experiences of bat mitzvah within the framework of Erikson's theory of human development, Keren S. Vergon

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"Trust yourself to God": Friar Francisco Pareja and the Franciscans in Florida, 1595-1702, Albert William Vogt

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Modeling the Throughput Performance of the SF-SACK Protocol, Laura M. Voicu

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Dynamic Monitoring of Cytotoxicity Using Electric Cell Substrate Impendence Sensing, Alfred Brian Wafula

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Feminine Beauty and the Cancerous Beast: Appearance Management at the Cancer Hospital Salon, Andrea Wagganer

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Associations between individual, social, and service factors, recovery expectations and recovery strategies for individuals with mental illness, Gary W. Walby

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A morphometric analysis of the geomorphology of Florida's springs, Andrew Curtis Walker

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Linkages between environmental conditions and recreational king mackerel catch off west-central Florida, Carrie C. Wall

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A structural approach to the study of intra-organizational coalitions, Dean T. Walsh

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Establishing a Functional Analysis Protocol for Examining Behavioral Deficits using Social Withdrawal as an Exemplar, Melissa Penaranda Walters

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Antibiotic-Conjugated Polyacrylate Nanoparticles: New Opportunities for Development of Anti-MRSA Agents, Yang Wang

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Design of Metal-Organic Framework Materials Based upon Inorganic Clusters and Polycarboxylates, Zhenqiang Wang

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Metal-Organic Networks Based Upon Dicarboxylato Ligands, Zhenqiang Wang

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Displaced Self and Sense of Belonging: A Chinese Researcher Studying Chinese Expatriates Working in the United States, Zhong (June) Wang

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Assessment of Occupational Heat Strain, Margaret Wan

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The Shift in United States Foreign Policy in the Middle East Since 1989, Brandon M. Ward

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The Reaction to Economic Globalization in Latin America: A Case Study of Argentina, Lisa A. Warner

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Low Voltage Electrochemical Hydrogen Production, Eric P. Weaver

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Electrical Characterization Of Metal-To-Insulator Transition In Iron Silicide Thin Films On Silicon Substrates, Hasitha C. Weerasinghe

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Evaluation of Geophysical and Thermal Methods for Detecting Submarine Groundwater Discharge (SGD) in the Suwannee River Estuary, Florida, Matthew Weiss

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The Theoretical Modeling, Design, and Synthesis of Key Structural Units for Novel Molecular Clamps and Pro-Apoptotic Alpha Helix Peptidomimetics, Stephanie Tara Weiss

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An Evaluation of the Relationship Between Stress, Depression, and Glycemic Control in Low-Income Patients with Type 2 Diabetes, Kristen Jennifer Wells

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Effect of Tricalcium Silicate Content on Expansion in Internal Sulfate Attack, Troy T. Whitfield