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 2021

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The Impact of Bahiagrass (Paspalum notatum) on Florida Sand Skink (Plestiodon reynoldsi) Movements, Chandler A. R. Eaglestone

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Review of the use of Differential Reinforcement in Skill Acquisition, Hannah E. Efaw

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Effect of Se Composition in CdSe1-XTeX/CdTe Solar Cells, Sheikh Tawsif Elahi

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Evaluating the Use of an Interdependent Group Contingency in Online Graduate Courses to Increase Engagement, Tiana Evans

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Listening to Women: Using a Mixed-Methods Approach to Understanding Women’s Desires and Experience During Childbirth, Nicole Loraine Falk Smith

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Seismic Attenuation, Time Delays and Raypath Bending of Teleseisms Beneath Uturuncu Volcano, Bolivia, Alexandra K. Farrell

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Sulfate Optimization in the Cement-Slag Blended System Based on Calorimetry and Strength Studies, Mustafa Fincan

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A Comparative Study of Male And Female Undergraduate Computer Science Students’ Educational Pathways, Stephanie Fitzsimmons

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Does Time-Weighted Averaging for WBGT and Metabolic Rate Work for Work-Recovery Cycles?, John W. Flach

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The Influence of Maternal Body-Shaming Comments and Bodily Shame on Portion Size, Savannah R. Flak

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Effect of temperature on growth and gene expression in the marine diatom, Thalassiosira pseudonana, John M. Foster

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Screening of Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorder: Identifying Factors Impacting Implementation of Screening Recommendations Using the Theoretical Domains Framework, Tara R. Foti

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The Relationship Between New Graduate Registered Nurse Knowledge, Experiences, Attitudes, and Age Bias Toward the Older Adult, Michelle Fox

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Assessing Prompting and Prompt-Fading Strategies in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Ashley L. Frankenfield

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A Macro Analysis of Illegal Hunting and Fishing Across Texas Counties: Using an Economic Structural Approach, Leo J. Genco Jr.

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Problematizing Florida’s Extended Reading Time Policy: A Critical Investigation of Place, Demographics, and Curricula, Carrie L. Gentner

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Essays on SNAP Participation, BMI, and Food Purchasing Decisions, Samaneh Ghadyani

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Identification of Entrepreneurial Competencies in I-Corps Site Teams at the University of South Florida, Mark A. Giddarie

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Hegel and Schelling: The Emptiness of Emptiness and the Love of the Divine, Sean B. Gleason

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Educators’ Sensemaking of Data within an MTSS Framework: An Exploratory Case Study, Stephanie Marie Green

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Plastic Pollution in Urban Rivers: Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Plastic Release and Transport, Charlotte Juliane Haberstroh

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Analysis of the Self-Directed Learning Readiness of New Graduate Registered Nurses, Denise Hain

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Epigenetic Potential in an Introduced Passerine, Haley E. Hanson

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Piezoelectrically-Transduced ZnO-on-Diamond Resonators with Enhanced Signal-to-Noise Ratio and Power-handling Capability for Sensing and Wireless Communication Applications, Xu Han

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Cultivating Courage: Medical Dramas and Portrayals of Patient Self-Advocacy, Alyssa H. Harrell

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Arab Undergraduate Students' Perceptions of Their Transition to Learn Mathematics in English in the United States, Annetta Hastings

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A Program Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a University’s Student Persistence Model, Anthea Daniels Henderson

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Prediction of the Effects of Turbulence on Vehicle Hydroplaning using a Numerical Model, Thathsarani Dilini Herath Herath Mudiyanselage

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Automatic Detection of Vehicles in Satellite Images for Economic Monitoring, Cole Hill

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Analysis of Contextual Emotions Using Multimodal Data, Saurabh Hinduja

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Parent Engagement in an Online Behavioral Parent Training Program: A Case Study, Natalie A. Hofmann Leedy

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Self-Protection in Cyberspace: Assessing the Processual Relationship Between Thoughtfully Reflective Decision Making, Protection Motivation Theory, Cyber Hygiene, and Victimization, C. Jordan Howell

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Struggling Against the Odds: Social Movements in Pakistan During Authoritarian Regimes, Sajjad Hussain

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Bridging the Innovatino Gap at SOCOM, Gregory J. Ingram

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Educational Experiences of Congolese Refugees in West-Central Florida High Schools, Michaela J. Inks

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A Barker Type Approach for Measuring and Interpreting VLE of Polymer Mixed Solvent Systems, Vaishali Jain

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Chorine Conversion: Biological and Water Quality Impact on Activated Carbon Block Point of Use Filters, Horace S. Jakpa

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Racialized Morality: The Logic of Anti-Trafficking Advocacy, Sophie Elizabeth James

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Serious Mental Illness in Nursing Homes: Quality Concerns, Dylan J. Jester

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Evidences of Historical Thinking in Dialogic Discussions, Jennifer L. Johnson

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Blue Rage: A Critical Cultural Analysis of Policing, Whiteness, and Racial Surveillance, Wesley T. Johnson

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Face Mask Use to Protect Against COVID-19; Importance of Substrate, Fit, and User Tendencies, Evelyn Kassel

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Building and Characterizing a Lab-Scaled Aquifer Storage and Recovery System, Murat Can Kayabas

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Mechanisms and Mitigation: Effects of Light Pollution on West Nile Virus Dynamics, Meredith E. Kernbach

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On the Application of Recursive Nonlinear State Transformations and Nonlinear Feedback to Enable Continuous Thrust Spacecraft Orbital Rendezvous, Parisa Khosravi

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How Race is Made in Everyday Life: Food, Eating, and Dietary Acculturation among Black and White Migrants in Florida, U.S., Laura Kihlstrom

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Fuer Kaiser und Heimat: Svetozar Borevic, South Slav Habsburg Nationalism, and the First World War, Sean Krummerich

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Jewish Early Adolescent Perceptions of their Positive Youth Development, Identity Development, and Purpose, Lauren B. Kurnov

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Exploring the Use of Neural Transformers for Psycholinguistics, Antonio Laverghetta Jr.

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How Enduring is Global Precedence?, Jong Lee