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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Design and Implementation of Solid/Solid Phononic Crystal Structures in Lateral Extensional Thin-film Piezoelectric on Silicon Micromechanical Resonators, Abdulrahman Alsolami

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Journey Mapping the Minority Student’s Path Toward Genetic Counseling: A Holistic Picture, Tatiana E. Alvarado-Wing

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Three Blended Librarians' Narratives on Developing Professional Identities, Adonis Amparo

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Mapping Narrative Transactions: A Method/Framework for Exploring Multimodal Documents as Social Semiotic Sites for Ethnographic Study, Anne W. Anderson

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Early Adolescents' Basic Psychological Need Satisfaction and Frustration, Motivation, and Verbal Divergent Thinking within an Out-of-School Context, Megan Louise Atha

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Investigation of Navigation Systems for Size, Cost, and Mass Constrained Satellites, Omar Awad

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Testing the Efficacy of Recompression Tools to Reduce the Discard Mortality of Reef Fishes in the Gulf of Mexico, Oscar E. Ayala

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Exploring a Boundary-Spanner's Beliefs, Tensions, and Decision-Making as a Methods Course Instructor and University Supervisor: A Self-Study, Wendy Baker

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Efficient Neural Architecture Search with Multiobjective Evolutionary Optimization, Maria Gabriela Baldeón Calisto

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Feeding Specificity of the Photosynthetic Sacoglossan Sea Slug Elysia papillosa, Kourtney Sui Barber

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Fields Brook Superfund Site: Race, Class, and Environmental Justice in a Blasted Landscape, Richard C. Bargielski

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Evaluating the Effects of Reinforcement Delay on Acquisition During Discrete Trial Training: A Literature Review, Theresa Barhold

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The Effects of Feudalism on Medieval English Mobility: A Biological Distance Study Using Nonmetric Cranial Traits., Jonathan H. Barkmeier

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Super Bowl Ads and the Donald Trump Culture War, Jessica Barron

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Origins of Amyloid Oligomers and Novel Approaches for their Detection, Jeremy Barton

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Sentiment Analysis in Peer Review, Zachariah J. Beasley

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Improving Engagement: The Moderating Effect of Leadership Style on the Relationship Between Psychological Capital and Employee Engagement, Scott Beatrice

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The Impact of Cues on Autobiographical Memory Recall in Depression, Ena Begovic

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Balance Function: A Potential Early Indicator of Mild Cognitive Impairment, Karen L. Bell

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Changing the Culture of Consent: Teaching Young Children Personal Boundaries, Marlesha C. Bell

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Perfectionism, Negative Life Events, and Cognitive Appraisal: A Contextual Model of Perfectionism’s Maladaptive Nature, Ansley M. Bender

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Before the Storm: Water and Energy Utilities, Human Vulnerability and Disaster Risk, Cori D. Bender

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Fostering Success Through Coaching: Perspectives of Help Seeking Within a Coaching Relationship with Post-Secondary Students from Foster Care, Jamie L. Bennett

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Advancing Functional Scientific Literacy to Socioscientific Literacy as a Cross Disciplinary Educational Goal: A Philosophical Analysis, Kory Bennett

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Rhetorical Roundhouse Kicks: Tae Kwon Do Pumsae Practice and Non-Western Embodied Topoi, Spencer Todd Bennington

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Van der Waals Epitaxy of Ultrathin Early Transition Metal (Ti & V) (di)Selenides: Charge and Magnetic Order in the Ultrathin Limit, Manuel Bonilla Lopez

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Borges, el Escritor Italiano: Precursores Italianos en/desde Borges, Sara Boscagli

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Counseling Clients with Traumatic Brain Injury: Exploring Counselors’ Perceived Knowledge, Comfort, and Self-Awareness, Michelle Bradham-Cousar

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Using Observations from the UAW-Ford Ergonomic Assessment Tool to Predict Distal Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Disorders, Zachariah T. Brandes-Powell

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Extending Brief Error-Correction Assessments to Adults with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities, J Turner B. Braren

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Discrete Models and Algorithms for Analyzing DNA Rearrangements, Jasper Braun

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Understanding Campus Support Programs: How Universities Are Assisting Foster Care Alumni in Achieving Success, Bonnie Wilson Brown

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Lost Without a Connection: Analyzing Netflix's Maniac in the Digital Streaming Age, Eric Bruce

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To Mid-cell and Beyond: Characterizing the Roles of GpsB and YpsA in Cell Division Regulation in Gram-positive Bacteria, Robert S. Brzozowski

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Bayesian Reliability Analysis for Optical Media Using Accelerated Degradation Test Data, Kun Bu

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Vocal Health of Choral Singers from Kenya and the United States: Dysphonia and Vocal Fatigue in Relation to Musical Genres, Morgan Jolley Burburan

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Using the CIPP Evaluation Model to Examine a Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management Program, Somer Goad Burke

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Use of Music to Improve Running Performance, Jeremy Buttice

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Lydia Cabrera entre líneas: sociolingüística, etnografía posmoderna y realismo mágico, Mauricio A. Cabrera

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Research on the Prevalence of Bullying and Related Interventions: A Literature Review, Ashley Caliri

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The Effect of Acute Interpersonal Racial Discrimination on Smoking Motivation and Behavior among Black Smokers, Patricia F. Calixte-Civil

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Orders of Normativity: Nietzsche, Science and Agency, Shane C. Callahan

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Control of a Human Arm Robotic Unit Using Augmented Reality and Optimized Kinematics, Carlo Canezo

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Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Organochlorine Pesticides, and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Snapper (Family Lutjanidae) from Cuba and the Wider Gulf of Mexico, Brigid E. Carr

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Recipes for the Living and the Dead: Technological Investigation of Ceramics from prehistoric Sicily. The case studies of Sant’Angelo Muxaro and Polizzello, Gianpiero Caso

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Spilling The LGBT(ea)Q: A Study of LGBTQ Youth Early School Experiences, Nicholas Catania

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How Can I Help my Anxious Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder? Understanding Parental Perspectives and Treatment Preferences, Sandra L. Cepeda

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Rainfall, Precipitation, and Drought Patterns Associated with Wintertime Transmission of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV) in Florida, Bestami Cevher

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Aligning Voice and Communication with Identity – A Survey on Transgender and Gender Diverse Populations, Rachel T. Chalom

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Physician Self-Efficacy and Risk-Taking Attitudes as Determinants of Upcoding and Downcoding Errors: An Empirical Investigation, Samantha J. Champagnie