USF Tampa 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 2021

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Criminalizing LGBTQ+ Jamaicans: Social, Legal, and Colonial Influences on Homophobic Policy, Zoe C. Knowles

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Seasonality in Competence to Transmit West Nile Virus for a Widespread Reservoir, Kyle L. Koller

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Spin Coupling in Magnetic Core - Shell Nanoparticles, Corisa Kons

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Fuer Kaiser und Heimat: Svetozar Borevic, South Slav Habsburg Nationalism, and the First World War, Sean Krummerich

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Learning, Planning for, and Reflecting on Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice: A Case Study Investigation of a High School Mathematics Methods Course, Queshonda J. Kudaisi

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Using Developmental Evaluation For Clinical Faculty Development In A New Academic Consortium, Candice Kunkle

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Jewish Early Adolescent Perceptions of their Positive Youth Development, Identity Development, and Purpose, Lauren B. Kurnov

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Use of Biochar and Zeolite for Landfill Leachate Treatment: Experimental Studies and Reuse Potential Assessment, Thanh Thieu Lam

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Examining Evidence of Reliability and Validity in Florida’s Human Trafficking Screening Tool, Monica Landers

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Narratives of Success: How Honors College Newcomers Frame the Entrance to College, Cayla Lanier

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Labor-Based Grading Contracts in the Multilingual FYC Classroom: Unpacking the Variables, Kara Kristina Larson

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Machine Learning for Species Habitat Analysis, Abigail Lavallin

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Exploring the Use of Neural Transformers for Psycholinguistics, Antonio Laverghetta Jr.

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Cultural Values as a Moderator of the Emotion Suppression to Strain Relationship: A Comparison of Two Dominant Theoretical Mechanisms, Roxanne C. Lawrence

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How Enduring is Global Precedence?, Jong Lee

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Success and Sustainability of Sponsored International Development Programs in Education: A Narrative Inquiry, Sara Beth Leikin

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Instructional Experiences: A Case Study of Perceptions of High School American Sign Language Teachers Who are Hearing, Rhonda S. Leslie

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Secure VLSI Hardware Design Against Intellectual Property (IP) Theft and Cryptographic Vulnerabilities, Matthew Dean Lewandowski

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Adaptive Mobile EEG Noise Cancellation Using 2D Convolutional Autoencoders for BCI Authentication, Tyree Lewis

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Fire Severity Effects on Herpetofaunal Diversity in Florida Scrub Communities of the Lake Wales Ridge, Michelle Lindsay

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Improving Environmental Protection: One Imagined Touch at a Time, Luke Ingalls Liska

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Bone Microenvironmental Control of Skeletal Malignancy, Chen Hao Lo

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Tourism, Education, and Identity Making: Agency and Representation of Indigenous Communities in Public Sites within Florida., Timothy R. Lomberk II

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"25 years later and I'm still here...still positive": Older Black Males' Lived Experiences of Aging with HIV in Hillsborough County, FL, Bernice Kathleen Lopez-McCoy

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The Media Reproduction of Racial Violence: A Content Analysis of News Coverage Following the Death of George Floyd Jr., Keylon Lovett

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Application of Gold Nanoshells for Photothermal Therapy in Lung Cancer Cells, Yva K. Luc

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Security Attacks and Defenses in Cyber Systems: From an AI Perspective, Zhengping Luo

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Native and Non-native English-speaking Doctoral Students' Strategies to Understand Idiomatics in Comics and Comic Strips, Himelhoch Luz-Aydé

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Pregnancy and Fertility Amongst Women with the MTHFR C677T Polymorphism: An Anthropological Review, Caroline A. MacLean

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Remote Sensing and GIS Integration for Amazon Rainforest Wildfires Applications, Cong Ma

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Field and Remote Sensing Analysis of the 2015 Pyroclastic Density Currents at Colima (Mexico) and Calbuco (Chile) Volcanoes: Implications for Hazard Assessment and Crisis Management, Elodie Macorps

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Credibility of Spokespersons and E-cigarette Prevention Messages: Elaboration Likelihood Model and The Moderating Role of Perceived Risk, Emmanuel Maduneme

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Presenting Selves and Interpreting Culture: An Ethnography of Chinese International Tourism in the United States, Fangheyue Ma

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Peminist Performance in/as Filipina Feminist Praxis: Collaging Stand-Up Comedy and the Narrative Points in Between, Christina-Marie A. Magalona

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Students’ Perceptions of Factors Contributing to Enrollment in Arabic Courses at a College Level, Qays Q. Majeed

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Leaf Cutter Ant Nest Soil Cement Stabilized Earthen Bricks: Materials and Methods for Engineering Field Applications, Faith Malay

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Persistence Like a Mother: Nursing the Narrative toward Doctoral Completion in English Education—A Poetic Autoethnography, Krista S. Mallo

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Quantifying the Gametogenic Cycle and Reproductive Efforts in the Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) in Florida Estuaries, Nicole Patrice Maloney

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Power System Optimization Methods: Convex Relaxation and Benders Decomposition, Minyue Ma

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An Evaluation of Distributed and Accumulated Reinforcer Arrangements on Skill Acquisition and Preference, Natalie R. Mandel

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Evaluating the Development and Implementation of Campus-based Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention Programming, Robyn Manning-Samuels

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The Mass is the Medium: Marshall McLuhan and Roman Catholic Liturgical Change, Ashil D. Manohar

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Minimum Cut-Sets for the Identification of Critical Water Distribution Network Segments, Xiliang Mao

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Synthesizing Laccol Based Polymers/Copolymers and Polyurethanes; Characterization and Their Applications, Imalka Marasinghe Arachchilage

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Bait-and-Kill: Targeting a Novel Heme Biochemical Pathway in Hundreds of Cancers, Christopher G. Marinescu

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Stakeholder Experiences with Arts-Based University-Community Partnerships in General Education, Veronica Leone Matthews

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The Photophysical Studies of Transition Metal Polyimines Encapsulated in Metal Organic Frameworks (MOF’s), Jacob M. Mayers

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Cytoplasmic Polyadenylation Element Binding Protein 2 Alternative Splicing Regulates HIF1α During Chronic Hypoxia, Emily M. Mayo

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Nietzsche on Criminality, Laura N. McAllister

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Light Harvesting in Photoactive Guest-Based Metal-Organic Frameworks, Christopher R. McKeithan