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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Food Insecurity and Age of Menarche: Using a Biocultural Approach and Life History Theory to Assess Risks of Food Insecurity among Girls in Tampa Bay, FL, Mecca Burris

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Examining the Relationship Between a Co-Curricular Service-Learning Experience and Moral Competence, Jamie Burns Burriss

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Asian Immigrants in Leadership Roles in the United States: Exploration for Leader Development, Ramil L. Cabela

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Development and Validation of the Waiting Assessment Interview Tool (WAIT) and Evaluation of Individualized Waiting Durations in Signaled Reinforcement, Claudia Campos Fleitas

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Telling a Rape Joke: Performing Humor in a Victim Help Center, Angela Mary Candela

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Investigating the Role of the RNA Binding Protein LIN28 in the Human Placenta: Implications for Preeclampsia, John Canfield

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Teacher Attitude and Self-Efficacy Differences Regarding English Language Learners and Disabled Learners., Miriam Carballo

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Group Contingency Game Comparison: Examining the Role of Group Sizes, Chelsea Carr

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One University’s Response to Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act: A Descriptive Case Study of Policy Design, Kimberly F. Carter

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Regulatory Methodology and Unmitigated Wetland Loss in Southwest Florida, Kathleen B. Castor

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Language Educators’ Perceptions of Their Use of Social Media for Pedagogical Purposes, Alessandro Cesarano

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The Nutrition Transition Among the Andean Kichwas of Ecuador, Vanessa Alicia Chee

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Academic Stress, Depression, and Social Support: A Comparison of Chinese Students in International Baccalaureate Programs and Key Schools, Wenjun Chen

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Deaf Lesbian Identity, Noël E. Cherasaro

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Beyoncé as a Semiotic Resource: Visual and Linguistic Meaning Making and Gender in Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest, Addie L. Sayers China

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Flow and Transport in Low-Gradient Rivers and Estuaries, Hunter Lee Clasen

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Assessing Abstinence in Infants Greater Than 28 Days Old, Genieveve J. Cline

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Using In-Vivo Audio Feedback to Improve Cycling Performance, Andrew Lee Coet

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A Multiple-Case Study Examining Faculty Members’ Online Course Design and Teaching Experiences in Distance Education, Ahmet Colak

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Negotiating My Rainbow: A Self-Study Exploring the Relationship between Beliefs about Identity and Classroom Practice, Amanda Colborne

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The Effect of Processing Conditions on the Energetic Diagram of CdTe Thin Films Studied by Photoluminescence, Shamara P. Collins

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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: A Tool For Veteran Reassimilation, Gino L. Collura

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Quantifying the Probability of Lethal Injury to Florida Manatees Given Characteristics of Collision Events., B. Lynn Combs

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Poetics of Sixteenth-Century Widowhood: Vittoria Colonna’s Use of Gender and Grief as a Means of Social and Spiritual Transcendence, Sarah Conner

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A Theoretical and Practical Analysis of the Effect of Drilling Fluid on Rebar Bond Strength, Kelly Costello

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Characterization of Nylon-12 in a Novel Additive Manufacturing Technology, and the Rheological and Spectroscopic Analysis of PEG-Starch Matrix Interactions, Garrett Michael Craft

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Exploring Young Children’s Digital Composing Practices, Megan D. Cross

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The Medievalizing Process: Religious Medievalism in Romantic and Victorian Literature, Timothy M. Curran

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Drone Movement Control using Gesture Recognition from Wearable Devices, Venkata Sireesha Dadi

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A Quantitative Analysis of Shape Characteristics of Marine Snow Particles with Interactive Visualization: Validation of Assumptions in Coagulation Models, Palak P. Dave

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Performing "Hurt" : Aging, Disability, and Popular Music as Mediated Product and Lived-Experience in Johnny Cash's Final Recordings, Adam Davidson

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School-based Health Centers in High Poverty Schools, Felicia Davis

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Use of a Towed Camera System along the west Florida shelf: A Case Study of the Florida Middle Grounds Benthic Marine Communities, Katie S. Davis

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“Neither East nor West”: Shia Women Negotiating Gender Norms in America, Raheleh Dayerizadeh

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Seeing Trauma: The Known and the Hidden in Nineteenth-Century Literature, Alisa M. DeBorde

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The Relationship between First Year Student Expectations and Persistence into the Second Year of College, Ashley Baltuch Dees

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Transitions to Preschool Special Education: The Relationship of Child, Family, and Early Intervention Characteristics, Tara B. Delach

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A Fall Prevention System for the Elderly and Visually Impaired, Yueng Santiago De La Hoz Isaza

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Intersecting Stories: Cultural Reflexivity, Digital Storytelling, and Personal Narratives in Language Teacher Education, Julie Vivienne Dell-Jones

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Numerical Analysis of Leakage through Defective Geomembrane Liners in Embankment Dams, Sarper Demirdogen

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Biosorption of Cobalt by Using Pseudomonas Aerguinosa Bacterial Strain, Abhaysinh Arvind Dharanguttikar

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Pursuing Resilience of Coastal Communities Through Sustainable and Integrated Urban Water Management, Pacia Díaz

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Smart Start for Trauma: A Multiple Baseline Design, Sarah E. Dickinson

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Impact of Substrate to Inoculum Ratio on Methane Production in High Solids Anaerobic Digestion (HS-AD) of Food Waste, Yard Waste, and Biosolids, Phillip James Dixon

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Design and Implementation of a Ferrocement Improved Cookstove in Rural Panama, Josh Donegan

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Extending Spectrophotometric pHT Measurements in Coastal and Estuarine Environments, Nora Katherine Douglas

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Evaluating the use of larval connectivity information in fisheries models and management in the Gulf of Mexico, Michael Drexler

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Factors Explaining Changes in Household Vehicle Miles of Travel, Richard Driscoll

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Geochemical Modeling of Primary MORB Magmas: Implications for Parental Melting Regimes in Melt Lenses Along-Axis of the Hess Deep Rift, Stephanie Michelle Drumm

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Synthesis of Novel Agents for the treatment of Infectious and Neurodegenerative diseases, Benjamin Joe Eduful