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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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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Identifying Barriers and Facilitators to Improve Hepatitis C Virus Screening, Linh M. Duong

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Allosteric Control of Proteins: New Methods and Mechanisms, Nalvi Duro

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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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Features of borderline personality and related psychopathologies as a contemporaneously and temporally connected network, Haya Fatimah

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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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Assessing Teacher Data Use: A Validation Study of the Teacher Data Use Survey (TDUS), Alice Renee Foran

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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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Rapid Cross-Section Imaging with Magnetic and Impedance Sensors for Grout Anomaly Detection in External Post-Tensioned Tendons, Hani Freij

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Growth and Characterization of 2D layered Materials, Algene Fryer II

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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

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Unwritten Records: Crime and Punishment in Early Virginia, Jessica L. Gantzert

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Enhanced Nitrogen, Organic Matter and Color Removal from Landfill Leachate by Biological Treatment Processes with Biochar and Zeolite, Bisheng Gao

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Predictors of Economic Outlook in Stability Operations, Juan Carlos Garcia

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Testing Glutathione-S-Transferase Mu 1 (GSTM1) in Protecting Retinal Pigment Epithelium Cells from Oxidative Stress, Inyoung C. Garner

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The Design and Development of a Wrist-Hand Orthosis, Amber Gatto

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Using Geospatial Data to Predict the Locations of Groundwater Discharge to Salmon-Bearing Streams, Alaska, Mary Gerlach

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Role of Thyroid Hormone Modulating Astrocyte Activation, Payal Ghosh

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Bidirectional Influences of Decisions and Outcomes on Organizational Identity and Sustainable Viability in Small, Private, Nonprofit, Mission-Focused Higher Education Institutions, Brian J. Gilliam

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Motivation Matters: The Interaction of Approach and Avoidance Alcohol Motivation and Self-Control Demands in College Drinkers, Becky K. Gius

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Algorithms To Profile Driver Behavior From Zero-permission Embedded Sensors, Bharti Goel

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Voices of Success: Exploring Black Male Students’ Perspectives on Their Academic Success, Carmen Goldsmith

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Spontaneous Raman Scattering Enhancement with Microcavities and Multipass Resonators for Trace Gas Detection, Juan Sebastian Gomez Velez

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Race, Gender and Power: Afro-Peruvian women’s experiences as congress representatives, Sharun Gonzales Matute

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Synthesis of a Targeted pH Responsive Nanoparticle for Controlled Release of Actinomycin D, Alejandro Jesus Gonzalez

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Microfluidically Reconfigurable Millimeter-Wave Switches, Antenna Arrays and Filters with Fast-Actuation Using Movable Metallized Plates and Integrated Actuation, Enrique J. Gonzalez Carvajal

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Atomistic Simulations of Novel Materials at Ambient and High Pressures, Joseph M. Gonzalez

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Microbial Community Structures in Three Bahamian Blue Holes, Meghan J. Gordon

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9/11 Then and Now: How the Performance of Memorial Rhetoric by Presidents Changes to Construct Heroes, Kristen M. Grafton

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School District Responses to Food Insecurity and Poor Nutrition in High Poverty Communities, Richard Grayes

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Identifying the Academic and Emotional Risk and Resource Factors of Underrepresented Students in Accelerated Coursework, Jasmine L. Gray

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Predictors of Premature Discontinuation from Behavioral Health Services: A Mixed Methods Study Guided by the Andersen & Newman Model of Health Care Utilization, Shawna M. Green