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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“Placing our breasts on a hot kerosene lantern”: A Critical Study of Microfinancialization in the Lives of Women Entrepreneurs in the Informal Economic Sector in Ibadan, Nigeria, Olubukola Olayiwola

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The Effects of Perceived Motivations and Mental Distress on the Likelihood of Reporting and Engaging in Self-Protective Measures Among Victims of Stalking, Daniela Oramas Mora

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Using a Systems Thinking Approach and Health Risk Assessment to Analyze the Food-Energy-Water System Nexus of Seaweed Farming in Belize, Estenia J. Ortiz Carabantes

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A Multi-City Investigation of the Effect of Holidays on Bikeshare System Ridership, Lori Palaio

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Implementation of Large-Scale Anaerobic Digestion of Food Waste at the University of South Florida, Karamjit Panesar

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An Experimental Investigation into the Impact of Crisis Response Strategies and Relationship Management in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Nikoletta Pappas

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Climate Change and Sustainable Development within the Tourism Sector of Small Island Developing States: A Case Study for the Bahamas, Arsum Pathak

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Gabbing While Gaming: Commandeering Commercial, Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Video Games to Structure Student-Centered Social Studies Discussion, Joshua M. Patterson

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Functional Object-Oriented Network: A Knowledge Representation for Service Robotics, David Andrés Paulius Ramos

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Lung Nodule Malignancy Prediction from Computed Tomography Images Using Deep Learning, Rahul Paul

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Bodily Harm: An Analysis of the Phenomenological and Linguistic Aspects of Harm and Trauma, Grant Samuel Peeler

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Facilitating Early Intervention Through Teacher Training in Brief Functional Behavior Assessment, Casie L. Peet

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Algorithms Enabling Communications in the Presence of Adjacent Channel Interference, Berker Peköz

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Domestic Life during the Late Intermediate Period at El Campanario Site, Huarmey Valley, Peru, Jose Luis Peña

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Entre la persona y la poesía: atravesando la sombra de Alejandra Pizarnik, Laura Pérez Torremocha

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The Power of Non-Compliant Logos: A New Materialist Approach to Comic Studies, Stephanie N. Phillips

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Self-perceived Competence of Senior-level Student Affairs Professionals, Anh-Kay Pizano

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Textbooks as a Tool for Planning and Facilitating Mathematical Discourse, Denise L. Polojac-Chenoweth

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The Impact of War on U.S. Army Leader Self-Development Domain in the Early 21st Century, Stephen D. Pomper

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Restricted Isometric Projections for Differentiable Manifolds and Applications, Vasile Pop

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Mass Spectrometry Discovery-Based Proteomics to Examine Anti-Aging Effects of the Nutraceutical NT-020 in Rat Serum, Samantha M. Portis

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Essays in Applied Public Policy and Health Economics, Stephen W. Poteet

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Cultivating Virtue: A Thomistic Perspective on the Relationship Between Moral Motivation and Skill, Ashley Potts

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A Review of American College Campus Tobacco or Smoke free Policies: A Case Study of a Large Urban University, Sarah E. Powell

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Plio-Pleistocene Antarctic Ice-Ocean Interactions in the Ross Sea, Catherine Prunella

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Corporate Brand Impact on Sales / Revenue Per Share, Brad A. Puckey

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The Threat of Virality: Digital Outrage Combats the Spread of Opposing Ideas, Curtis Puryear

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The Concept of Freedom in American Literature at the Dawn of the Nation, Mykhailo Pylynskyi

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Efficient Viewshed Computation Algorithms On GPUs and CPUs, Faisal F. Qarah

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Advancing Equity Amongst General Chemistry Students with Variable Preparations in Mathematics, Vanessa R. Ralph

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Female Identity and Sexuality in Contemporary Indonesian Novels, Zita Rarastesa

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Making Meaning of a Whole School Transformation Model: A Policy Ethnography of a Schools of Hope Legislation Implementation, Adam Charles Rea

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"The Fiery Furnaces of Hell": Rhetorical Dynamism in Youngstown, OH, Joshua M. Rea

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How Audiovisual Composition Reveals Gendered Limitations and Possibilities in Lady Bird in the Wake of #MeToo, Chandler Micah Reeder

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The Participation of Children With Multiple Disabilities In The Florida State Alternate Assessment: Parent Perspectives, Lora Reese

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Enhanced Fluoride Removal in Biosand Filters Using Aluminum Oxide Coated Media and Modified Filter Design, Madison Leigh Rice

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Evaluating Small-Scale Simulation for Teaching Abduction Prevention Skills, Jessica E. Ritzmann

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Archaeology and the Philosopher's Stance: An Advance in Ethics and Information Accessibility, Dina Rivera

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Hiding Under the Sun: Health, Access, and Discourses of Representation in Undocumented Communities, Jaime Shamado Robb

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Identifying Effective Systems and Processes to Promote Ethical Workplace Cultures in the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy Industry, Manuel Rodriguez

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A Review of Antecedent- and Consequence-Based Interventions for Vocal Stereotypy, Christine A. Roeper

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Reading and Programming Spintronic Devices for Biomimetic Applications and Fault-tolerant Memory Design, Kawsher Ahmed Roxy

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Relational Joins on GPUs for In-Memory Database Query Processing, Ran Rui

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A South Florida Ethnography of Mobile Home Park Residents Organizing Against Neoliberal Crony Capitalist Displacement, Juan Guillermo Ruiz

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Use of High-Probability Instructional Sequences During Pre-Academic Activities for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Danielle Russo

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Implementation of SR Flip-Flop Based PUF on FPGA for Hardware Security, Sai Praneeth Sagi

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Evaluation of Optimal Technique for Left Breast Irradiation, Amitpal Singh Saini

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Genome Maintenance Roles of Polycomb Transcriptional Repressors BMI1 and RNF2, Anthony Richard Sanchez IV

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Successful Novice Teachers’ Conceptualizations and Enactments of the Collaborating Teacher Role: A Dual Case Study, Kia Sarnoff

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Distributed Control of Multiagent Systems under Heterogeneity, Selahattin Burak Sarsilmaz