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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Generic Expectations in First Year Writing: Teaching Metadiscoursal Reflection and Revision Strategies for Increased Generic Uptake of Academic Writing, Kaelah Rose Scheff

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Warming Up and Cooling Down: Perceptions and Behaviors Associated with Aerobic Exercise, Balea J. Schumacher

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Transforming the Ethics Education Curriculum in Dental Hygiene, Musarrat Anjum Shah

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Understanding the Leaching Mechanism for Lead (Pb) Found in Components of Locally Manufactured Handpumps in Eastern Madagascar, Nidhi Shah

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Negative Performance Feedback and the Self-Regulatory Benefits of Mindfulness, Jeremiah Slutsky

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The Communicative Constitution of Environment: Land, Weather, Climate, Leanna K. Smithberger

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GAO Bid Protests by Small Business: Analysis of Perceived and Reported Outcomes in Federal Contracting, David M. Snyder

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Case Study: Using a Contingency-Based Delay Procedure to Decrease Tantrums During Periods of Delayed Reinforcement, Lindsey Snyder

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Seasonality, Labor Organization, and Monumental Constructions: An Otolith Study from Florida’s Crystal River Site (8CI1) and Roberts Island Shell Mound Complex (8CI40 and 41), Elizabeth Anne Southard

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High School Students’ Descriptions of How Smartphones Affect Their Online Learning During COVID-19, Tiffany K. Southwell

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American Military Service and Identity: From the Militia to the All-Volunteer Force, Andrew C. Sparks

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Recognizing Emotion in the Wild Using Multimodal Data, Shivam Srivastava

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Momentum for Learning: Defining a Pedagogy of Movement for Improved Learning and Cognition, Gretchen L. Stewart

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Case Studies in Applied Behavior Analysis: Brain Breaks for Elementary Students and Using the Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR) Model to Increase On-Task Behavior in a Classroom Setting, Peyton L. Stipes

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Eating and Body Image Disorders in the Time of COVID19: An Anthropological Inquiry into the Pandemic’s Effects on the Bodies, Theresa A. Stoddard

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Heterogeneous Performance Modeling with Applications in Healthcare and Reliability Engineering, Xuxue Sun

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Sleep Diagnoses and Low Back Pain in U.S. Military Veterans, Kenneth A. Taylor

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Exploring Educators' Sensemaking Of Statewide Professional Learning For Educational Decision-Making Within An MTSS, Sarah E. Thoman

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Women Entrepreneurs in China: Dialectical Discourses, Situated Activities, and the (Re)production of Gender and Entrepreneurship, Zhenyu Tian

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Using a Peer-Mediated Bullying Safety Skills Intervention for Children with Disabilities, Jennifer Leigh Trapani

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Pain Recognition Performance on a Single Board Computer, Iyonna L. Tynes

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Exploring how a University’s Veteran Services Office Supports their Students’ Civilian Career Readiness and Transition, Sasha M. Vanterpool

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Long-time Asymptotics for mKdV Type Reduced Equations of the AKNS Hierarchy in Weighted L2 Sobolev Spaces, Fudong Wang

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Four Hollywood Film Adaptations of Little Women: Identifying Female Subjectivity in Characters, Plots, and Authorship, Haiyu Wang

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Relationship Between Working with Professional Evaluators and an Organization’s Evaluation Culture, James M. Wharton

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Resilience and Burnout in Second- and Third-Year Medical Students, Chad E. Whistle

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Preference for Social Stimuli: A Comparison of Stimulus Modes Used in Preference Assessments, Shannon Wilson

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Our Story, Our Homeland, Our Legacy: Settlement Patterns of The Geechee at Sapelo Island Georgia, From 1860 To 1950, Colette D. Witcher

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Case Studies in Applied Behavior Analysis: Self-Management Package to Increase Walking Behavior and Class Pass Intervention to Decrease Off-Task Behavior, Michelle Wood

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Analysis of Denial of Service Attacks in Emerging Software Defined Network Infrastructures, Andrea P. Wright

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Identifying Skeletal Puberty Stages in a Modern Sample from the United States, Jordan T. Wright

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Dismantling Hegemony through Inclusive Sexual Health Education, Lauren Wright

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EAV Fleet Management in Transportation and Power Systems, Dongfang Zhao

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Strategies in Botnet Detection and Privacy Preserving Machine Learning, Di Zhuang

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The Perceived Utility of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing Marketed for Athletic Ability, Katherine L. Zimmerman

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Pollen-Vegetation Relationships in Upper Tampa Bay, Jaime E. Zolik

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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The Use of Spanish Moss as a Biological Indicator to Examine Relationships Between Metal Air Pollution, Vegetation Cover, and Environmental Equity in Tampa, Florida, Yousif Abdullah

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Architecture design and optimization of Edge-enabled Smart Grids, Adetola B. Adeniran

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Decolonizing Human Trafficking: A Case Study of Human Trafficking in Edo State Nigeria, Oyinkansola Adepitan

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Laser-Induced Modifications in Two-Dimensional Materials, Tariq Afaneh

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La tierra que pisamos: El tercer espacio en la narrativa de Jesús Carrasco, Christina Ahmed

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Keyless Anti-Jamming Communication via Randomized DSSS, Ahmad Alagil

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Active Deep Learning Method to Automate Unbiased Stereology Cell Counting, Saeed Alahmari

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Constructing a Neoliberal Youth Culture in Postcolonial Bangladeshi Advertising, Md Khorshed Alam

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Exploring The Relationship Between Pre-Medical Student Motivation And Academic Performance: Strategies To Improve Student Success, Lauren Albaum

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Composition of Atomic-Obligation Security Policies, Yan Cao Albright

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A Policy Analysis of Performance-Based Funding in the State University System of Florida, Monika Alesnik

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Procedural Variations of RIRD: A Systematic Review of the Literature, Stephanie Almendarez

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Perceptions of Preservice Teachers of Students with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities in their Teacher Preparation Programs in Saudi Arabia, Salman Almughyiri

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Enhancement of 5G Network Performance Using Non-Orthogonal Multiple Access (NOMA), Faeik Tayseer Al Rabee