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 2020

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Development of Next-Generation, Fast, Accurate, Transferable, and Polarizable Force-fields for Heterogenous Material Simulations, Adam E. Hogan

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A Narrative Inquiry into a Principal’s Understanding of School Culture and Its Influences on Principal Leadership, Robert M. Holby

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Bond Life of Structural Epoxy-Concrete Systems Under Accelerated Hygrothermal Aging, Philip W. Hopkins

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Choice versus Reinforcement: Which Produces Better Effects in Decreasing Disruptive Behavior for Students with or at Risk of Emotional and Behavioral Disorder?, Sara M. Hordges

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Does Hedging Success Matter? An Empirical Study of Jet Fuel Hedging in the U.S. Airline Industry, Brian Hornung

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Embodying the Empire: Imperial Women and the Evolution of Succession Ideologies in the Third Century, Christina Hotalen

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Additive Manufactured and Laser Enhanced Optical Fiber on Flexible Kapton Substrate, Dianhao Hou

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Clustering methods for gene expression data of Oxytricha trifallax, Kyle Houfek

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Transcriptome Studies on the Toxicity of Silica Nanoparticles, Shih-Yi Hsu

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Cancer Biomarker Detection in Human Plasma by Integrating Surface Acoustic Wave and Metal-Enhanced Fluorescence, Yuqi Huang

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Breakthroughs in Obtaining QM/MM Free Energies, Phillip S. Hudson

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Hearing Aid Acclimatization in the Context of Central Gain Mechanisms, Peter J. Hutchison

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A Novel Magnetic Respiratory Sensor for Human Healthcare, Kee Young Hwang

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Managing Off-Grid Power Use for Solar Fueled Residences with Smart Appliances, Prices-to-Devices and IoT, Donnelle L. January

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If at First You Don’t Succeed...Your Coworkers Just Might Be Pleased: A Story of Workplace Schadenfreude, Kim Johnson

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Motivation to Volunteer, Lendi N. Joy

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Indicators of Mild Cognitive Impairment Associated with Language Processing and Production, Diana Julbe-Delgado

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Design of DeLRo Autonomous Delivery Robot and AI Based Localization, Tolga Karakurt

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Effects of Learning a Second Language on English Academic and Low-frequency Vocabulary Acquisition and Metalinguistic Knowledge, Hayriye Karliova

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Optimal Strategies for Grassland Restoration to Increase Spatial Carrying Capacity of Florida Sandhill Cranes in Pasco County, Florida, Ibrahim Kaya

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Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa as Expressions of Shame in a Post-Feminist, Emily Kearns

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Feasting on Words: What University Students Learn When They Study Food Writing and Food Media, Janet K. Keeler

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The Effects of Augmented Reality (AR)-infused Idiom Material on Iranian Students’ Idiom Achievements, Motivation, and Perceptions, Babak Khoshnevisan

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Analyzing the Retention of Knowledge Among General Chemistry Students, James T. Kingsepp

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Developing and Facilitating Socioscientific Issues Based Science Lessons: Elementary Preservice Teachers’ Experiences, Melanie Kinskey

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Asian Male Stereotypes: An Investigation of Current Beliefs About Asian Males and Stereotypes Perpetuated by U.S. Modern Cinema, Noelle Knopp

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The Warren Buffett Project: A Qualitative Study on Warren Buffett, Christian G. Koch

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Warfare in Christianity and Islam: Unveiling Secular Justifications and Motivations Behind So-Called Religious Violence, Onur Korkmaz

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Establishing Topological Data Analysis: A Comparison of Visualization Techniques, Tanmay J. Kotha

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An Examination of Changes in Muscle Thickness, Isometric Strength, and Body Water Throughout the Menstrual Cycle, Tayla E. Kuehne

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Impact of Heat-Related Illness and Natural Environments on Behavioral Health Related Emergency and Hospital Utilization in Florida, Natasha Kurji

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Exploring the Association of Academic Psychological Capital and Experiential Learning with Academic Performance, Diane Kutz

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A Visit to Cuba: Performance Ethnography of Place, Adolfo Lagomasino

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Machine Learning for the Internet of Things: Applications, Implementation, and Security, Vishalini Laguduva Ramnath

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Exploration of Drive for Leanness in Relation to Drives for Thinness and Muscularity, as well as their Concurrent Associations with Health-Related Outcomes, Brittany Lang

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How the Use of Learner-Generated Images and Authentic Materials Affects the Comprehension and Production of Vivid Phrasal Idioms in L2 English Learners, Melissa Larsen-Walker

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Distributed Leadership: Leadership Teams and Implementing Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, Joseph D. Latimer

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A Case Study: School Professionals’ Perspectives on Students Exiting Middle School Entering An Achievement High School, Joy Davis Lee

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Exploring Refugee Students’ Second Language (L2) Motivational Selves through Digital Visual Representations, Nhu Le

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Affect and Craving: Examining the Differential Influences of Positive and Negative Affect on Inclinations to Approach and Avoid Alcohol Use, Jacob A. Levine

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The Confederate Triumvirate: Stonewall Jackson, Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and the Making of the Lost Cause, 1863-1940, Aaron Lewis

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System Support of Concurrent Database Query Processing on a GPU, Hao Li

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Enhancing Intergenerational Conversation Using Visual Cues: Effects of a Historical Timeline, Allyson Lindsay

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Transformational School Leadership and Students' Gaokao Performance in China: A Multilevel Mediation Analysis, Yanzheng Li

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Modeling and Control of Renewable Energy in Grids and Microgrids, Yin Li

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“I woke up to the world”: Politicizing Blackness and Multiracial Identity Through Activism, Angelica Celeste Loblack

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Middle Woodland Mounds of the Lower Chattahoochee, Lower Flint, and Apalachicola River Basin, Michael H. Lockman

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Low-Grade Kaolin Clay Natural Resource for Use as a Supplementary Cementitious Material in Structural Concrete Elements, Brandon X. Lorentz

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Overturning the Turnbull Settlement: Artifact Analysis of the Old Stone Wharf in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, Tracy R. Lovingood

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There is No I in Team: A Case Study Exploring Co-teaching Relationships in Preschool Classrooms, Stefanie Claire Lynch