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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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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Black Lives Matter in Engineering, Too! An Environmental Justice Approach towards Equitable Decision-Making for Stormwater Management in African American Communities, Maya Elizabeth Carrasquillo

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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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Developing Agent-Based Models to Study Financial Markets, Saurav Chakraborty

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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

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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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Spatial Heterogeneity Utilization in CT Images for Lung Nodule Classication, Dmitrii Cherezov

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Luciferase Reporter CRC Cell Line for Bioluminescence Imaging in Orthotopic Tumor Model, Pratik Chopade

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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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Hybrid Electro-Plasmonic Stimulation of Primary Neurons, Ratka Damnjanovic

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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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Spatiotemporal Changes of Microbial Community Assemblages and Functions in the Subsurface, Madison C. Davis

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A Health Evaluation of Gulf of Mexico Golden Tilefish (Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps) and Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Kristina Leigh Deak

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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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Stable Adaptive Control Systems in the Presence of Unmodeled and Actuator Dynamics, Kadriye Merve Dogan

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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