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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Latino/a Student Success in Higher Education: A Study in Persistence, Ronald K. MacCammon

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Differential Reinforcement without Extinction: An Assessment of Sensitivity to and Effects of Reinforcer Parameter Manipulations, Hannah Lynn MacNaul

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Developing Design Elements for a Parkinson’s Disease Informative Website: A Social Marketing Approach, Emilie R. Madsen

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The Gentle Artist: Empowering Warrior-Scholars through the Physical Feminism of Jiu-Jitsu, E. Emily Mahoney

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Isolation of Specific Phospholipids from Nannochloropsis oculata Microalga for Cosmetic Applications, Ahmet Yener Manisali

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A Review of Feedback Techniques Used to Improve Athletic Performance, Codye Mark Donovan Manning

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Glamour in Contemporary American Cinema, Shauna A. Maragh

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Neo-Colonial Elites’ Linguistic Violence and Monolingual Haitian Creole Speakers: Language Ideology, The Politics of Linguistic Pluralism, the Crisis of National Identity and Culture in Haiti, Frantzso Marcelin

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Cross-National Incarceration Rates as Behavior of Law, Christopher J. Marier

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The Quantification of Heavy Metals in Infant Formulas Offered by the Florida WIC Program, Naya Martin

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Growth and Characterization of Spatially Ordered Nanostructures of Functional Materials, Domingo J. Mateo Feliciano

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Differences in Knowledge Acquisition, Perceived Engagement and Self-Efficacy in Latino Promotores Delivering the Heart Disease Prevention Program Su Corazόn, Su Vida, Samuel Matos-Bastidas

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My Life in the Arts: Challenges of a Non-Conformist Professional Path, Mark L. Matthews

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Elemental Climate Disaster Texts and Queer Ecological Temporality, Laura Mattson

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Predicting Transfer Student Degree Completion at the University of South Florida - Tampa Utilizing Pre-Matriculation Data, Danielle Busson McDonald

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Threat-Induced Alterations in Cognition and Associations with Disinhibited Behavior, Julia B. McDonald

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When the Beat Drops: Exploring Hip Hop, Home and Black Masculinity, Marquese Lamont McFerguson

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Academic Digital Badges: Industry, Employment, and Prospects, Terry M. Mcgovern

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The Evolution of ESEA: A Language and Four-Dimension Analysis, Ann M. Meggs

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On the Convergence of Transportation and Power Systems in Smart and Connected Communities, Kevin A. Melendez

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A Process-based Approach to Evaluating the Role of Organic Ligands in Trace Metal Cycling in the Marine Environment, Travis Mellett

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Structural and Agricultural Value at Risk in Florida from Flooding during Hurricane Irma, Alexander J. Miller

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Evaluating Public Posting, Goal Setting, and Rewards to Increase Physical Activity in Children, Bryon G. Miller

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Nostalgia and (In)authentic Community: A Bataillean Answer to the Heidegger Controversy, Patrick Miller

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Intercessory Power: A Literary Analysis of Ethics and Care in Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon, Alice Walker’s Meridian, and Toni Cade Bambara’s Those Bones Are Not My Child, Kelly Mills

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Automating the Classification of Mosquito Specimens Using Image Processing Techniques, Mona Minakshi

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Museum Kura Hulanda: Representations of Transatlantic Slavery and African and Dutch Heritage in Post-Colonial Curaçao, April Min

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An Inferential Study of the Potential Consumer Value of Free Charging for Users of Public Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure, Divyamitra Mishra

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A Review of Training Interventions to Teach Safety Skills to Children with Autism, Gabrielle Mondello

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Nurses and Needlesticks: Perceptions of Stigma and HIV Risk, Bethany Sharon Moore

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Circadian Rhythms and the Embodiment of Social Zeitgebers: Linking the Bio and Social, Tiffany R. Moore

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CARE: Collecting and Assessing Cancer Family History to Identify at Risk Individuals Educational Intervention for Community Health Workers, Laura Moreno

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Using Generalization-Enhanced Behavioral Skills Training to Teach Poison Safety Skills to Children with Autism, Ellie Morosohk

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Assessing Many-Body van der Waals Contributions in Model Sorption Environments, Matthew K. Mostrom

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Pre-Class Physical Activity: Does Choice Expand its Effect on Disruptive Behavior?, Olivia Mulligan

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Recurring Scream: Trauma in Wes Craven's Slasher, Ben Muntananuchat

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Women in Water: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Women's Lived Experience as Water and Wastewater Professionals, Pamela Murawski

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The Athletics Behind the Academics: The Academic Advisor’s Role in the Lives of Student Athletes, Max J.R. Murray

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Reimagining Bottom-up Participatory Climate Change Adaptation in the Philippines, Emily Clark Nabong

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Evaluation of Native Advertisement though Third Person Effect Theory: An Experimental Design, Inga Nafetvaridze

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Reliability Analysis of Power Grids and its Interdependent Infrastructures: An Interaction Graph-based Approach, Upama Nakarmi

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Civic Engagement amid Civil Unrest: Haitian Social Scientists Working at Home, Nadège Nau

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EPPM and Its Effectiveness in Advertisements of Colorectal Cancer Screening among Young Adults, Anh T. Nguyen

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I'm Going Digital: Potentials for Online Communities Through Internet Remix, Justin N. Nguyen

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Gradient Boosting for Survival Analysis with Applications in Oncology, Nam Phuong Nguyen

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Power, Property Rights, and Political Development: A property rights theory of political development and its application to the study of development in Honduras and Costa Rica, Ricardo R. Noé

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The Role of Threat and Efficacy in Anti-Vaping Ads: A Test of the Extended Parallel Process Model, Ryan Noone

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Chinese International Students’ Narratives of Their Experiences in a Graduate Pathway Program: An Exploratory Study, Lu Norstrand

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Using Observations from the UAW-Ford Ergonomic Assessment Tool to Predict Low Back Musculoskeletal Disorders, Colins Nwafor

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Dentro y Fuera: la Obra de William Navarrete en Diálogo con la Tradición Literaria Cubana, Clara Olivia Ocampo Zaldivar