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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Digital Identity: A Human-Centered Risk Awareness Study, Toufic N. Chebib

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Coral Reef Restoration in the Tropical West Atlantic Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, Linden Cheek

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Some Recent Advances in Design of Bayesian Binomial Reliability Demonstration Tests, Suiyao Chen

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Designing Next-generation Transportation Systems with Emerging Vehicle Technologies, Zhiwei Chen

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Strength Restoration of Corrosion Damaged Piles Repaired with Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer Systems, Jethro Clarke

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Communication, Learning and Social Support at the Speaking Center: A Communities of Practice Perspective, Ann Marie Foley Coats

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Temporal Discounting and the Assessment and Treatment of Academic Procrastination, Anthony Concepcion

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Water Quality and Sustainability Assessment of Rural Water Systems in the Comarca Ngäbe-Buglé, Panama, Corbyn Cools

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Manipulation and Patterning of Mammalian Cells Using Vibrations and Acoustic Forces, Joel Cooper

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To Cross the Ocean in Full View of the Sun: The Chinese Government’s Grand Strategy to Influence Academic Freedom and American University Culture, Chris Crandall

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The Utilization of Shared Energy Storage in Energy Systems: Design, Modeling and Optimization, Rui Dai

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Feature Selection Via Random Subsets Of Uncorrelated Features, Long Kim Dang

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Save Water Drink Wine: Challenges of Implementing the Ethnography of the Temecula Valley Wine Industry into Food-Energy-Water Nexus Decision-Making, Zaida E. Darley

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Predictive Validity of Standards-based and Curriculum-embedded Assessments for Predicting Readiness at Kindergarten Entry, Elizabeth Ashton DeCamilla

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Parent Perceptions of the Acceptability, Effectiveness, and Experience of Engaging in the Group Stepping Stones Triple P Intervention for Parents of Children with Disabilities, Tara B. Delach

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Redefining Representations of Trauma & Modes of Witnessing in Damon Lindelof’s The Leftovers, Mariana Delgado

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İYo luché!: Uncovering and Interrupting Silencing in an Indigenous and Afro-descendant Community, Eileen Cecelia Deluca

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Performance Enhancement Techniques for Next-Generation Multi-Service Communication and Medical Cyber-Physical Systems, Ali Fatih Demir

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Using Geophysical and Geodetic Data to Improve Natural and Human-induced Hazard Assessments, Fanghui Deng

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A Comparison of Verbal Feedback and Video Feedback to Improve Dance Skills, Shreeya Sudhir Deshmukh

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Higher Sense of Control Predicts Long-term Well-being After Depression, Andrew R. Devendorf

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Targeting the ESKAPE Pathogens by Botanical and Microbial Approaches, Emily Dilandro

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Longitudinal Examination of a Dual-Factor Model of Mental Health: Academic Adjustment and Stability of Group Membership in High School Students in Academically Accelerated Curricula, Letty Langton DiLeo

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Succession in native groundwater microbial communities in response to effluent wastewater, Chelsea M. Dinon

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Addressing the Student Loan Crisis: Nudging Borrowers to Lower their Repayment Costs, Genevieve O. Dobson

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The Effects of Socioscientific Issues on Informal Reasoning and the Transference to Controversial Issues in a Social Studies Context, Thomas J. Dolan

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Effects of the 340B Drug Pricing Program on Hospitals’ Prescribing Behavior, Patient Mix, and Quality of Care, Yilu Dong

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Asking Why: Analyzing Students' Explanations of Organic Chemistry Reaction Mechanisms using Lexical Analysis and Predictive Logistic Regression Models, Amber J. Dood

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Humanistic Climate Philosophy: Erich Fromm Revisited, Nicholas Dovellos

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Examining Role Breadth, Efficacy, and Attitudes Toward Trauma-Informed Care in Elementary School Educators, Mikayla J. Drymond

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Role of ceramide-1 phosphate in regulation of sphingolipid and eicosanoid metabolism in lung epithelial cells, Brittany A. Dudley

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In Post-Extubated Patients What are the Preferred Methods of Communication During Their Experience of Endotracheal Intubation with Mechanical Ventilation, Lanette Dumas

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This, or Something like It: Socrates and the Problem of Authority, Simon Dutton

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Villains or Vermin? The Differential Effects of Discrimination and Dehumanization on Immigrant Cardiovascular Responses, Mona El-Hout

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Family Response to a Diagnosis of Serious Mental Illness in Teens and Young Adults: A Multi-Voiced Narrative Analysis, Douglas J. Engelman

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Unifying Security Policy Enforcement: Theory and Practice, Shamaria Engram

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Opportunities Provided in Mathematics Methods Textbooks for Pre-Service Teachers to Develop Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching Fractions, Irem Ercan

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Do Similar Exposure Groups (SEG) differ from Air Force base to Air Force base? A Combat Arms Training and Maintenance (CATM) noise exposure comparison of Moody AFB and MacDill AFB., Miriam F. Escobar

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PsiDB: A Framework for Batched Query Processing and Optimization, Mehrad Eslami

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Alcohol Expectancy Associates as a Probe of the Motivational Processes that Lead to Drinking, Daniel C. Faraci

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A Case Study on Black Twitter’s Reactions to the Framing of Blacks in Dove’s 2017 Facebook Advertisement, Shereena Farrington

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Toxic Colonialism and Green Victimization of Native Americans: An Examination of the Genocidal Impacts of Uranium Mining, Averi R. Fegadel

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Editing the Self Away: The Effects of Photo Manipulation on Perceptions of the Self, Roxanne N. Felig

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Composition of Atomic-Obligation Security Policies, Danielle Ferguson

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Clarifying the Relationship of Design Thinking to the Military Decision-Making Process, Thomas S. Fisher

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Roots in Antiquity: A Comparative Study of Two Cultures, Lara Younes Freajah

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On the p(x)-Laplace equation in Carnot groups, Robert D. Freeman

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Networks in the Norm Life Cycle and the Diffusion of Environmental Norms, James E. Fry

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GoFundTransitions: Narratives of Transnormativity and the Limits of Crowdfunding Livable Futures, Hayden J. Fulton

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Biomechanics of Independent Wheelchair Transfer in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury, Ashleigh L. Fults