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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Racial Threat Theory: A Test of the Economic Threat Hypothesis, Carl L. Reeds

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Sharing Their Stories: A Qualitative Investigation of Adolescents’ Inpatient Experiences During Psychiatric Hospitalization, Jessica L. Rice

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Land Goddesses, Divine Pigs, and Royal Tricksters: Subversive Mythologies and Imperialist Land Ownership Dispossession in Twentieth Century Irish and American Literature, Elizabeth Ricketts

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Blaine Amendments and the Judiciary: An Analysis of Government Aid to Religious Schools, Dustin A. Robinson

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A Review of Manualized Behavioral Parent Training Interventions for Young Children with Problem Behavior, Khendal I. Robinson

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Sense of Belonging Among Dual Enrolled First-Year Students in Grand Cayman: Perceptions, Experiences, and Culturally Engaging Campus Environments, Patricia E. Robinson

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Elementary Teachers' Beliefs and Practices for Building Teacher-Student Relationships in Title I Schools, Raven S. Robinson

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Using Quantitative Methods to Investigate Student Attitudes Toward Chemistry: Women of Color Deserve the Spotlight, Guizella A. Rocabado Delgadillo

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Evaluating the Use of Behavioral Skills Training to Teach Assertiveness Skills to College Students, Kayla Rogover

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Oppression, Resistance, and Empowerment: The Power Dynamics of Naming and Un-naming in African American Literature, 1794 to 2019, Melissa "Maggie" Romigh

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Copper Electrodeposition Assisted by Hydrogen Evolution for Wearable Electronics: Interconnections and Fiber Metallization, Sabrina M. Rosa Ortiz

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Early Indicators of Cognitive Dysfunction: The Role of Mild Behavioral Impairment, Hillary J. Rouse

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A Comparative Thematic Analysis of Newspaper Articles in France after the Bataclan and in the United States of America after Pulse, Simon Rousset

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The Relationship Between Parenting Stress, Attendance, and Attrition in a Group-Based Parent Management Training Program, David Rubio Jr.

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This is it: Latina/x Representation on One Day at a Time, Camille Ruiz Mangual

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Shorebird Response to Human-Induced Changes at Three Pinellas County Beaches, Rebecca J. Ruthberg-Campagna

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Investigation of the Effectiveness of Global Competency-based Program Modules in Higher Education, Parandoosh Sadeghinia

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Theory and Application of Dielectric Rod Antennas and Arrays, Gabriel Saffold

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Trilateration-Based Localization in Known Environments with Object Detection, Valeria M. Salas Pacheco

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Architectural Complexity of Oyster Reefs: Evaluating the Relationship between Interstitial Spaces and Macroinvertebrates, Elizabeth A. Salewski

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Youth Mental Health First Aid: Educators’ Knowledge, Attitudes, Skills, Aspirations, and Behaviors Change and Differences, Alexis M. Sanchez

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STOP-motion as theory, method, and praxis: ARRESTING moments of racialized gender in the academy, Sasha J. Sanders

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Unintended Consequences? Testing the Effects of Adolescent-Targeted Anti-Vaping Media upon Adult Smokers, Leslie E. Sawyer

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Politics vs. The Environment: The Spatial Distributions of Mississippian Mound Centers in Tampa Bay, Adam J. Sax

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Do I Belong? What Students Teach Us About Belonging to a New University, Jennifer Ann Scaia

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Treatment Responses among Youth with Anxiety Disorders and Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors in a Clinic Sample, Katrina Scarimbolo

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Generic Expectations in First Year Writing: Teaching Metadiscoursal Reflection and Revision Strategies for Increased Generic Uptake of Academic Writing, Kaelah Rose Scheff

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Warming Up and Cooling Down: Perceptions and Behaviors Associated with Aerobic Exercise, Balea J. Schumacher

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Advanced Organic Polymers for the Nanoscale Fabrication of Fiber-based Electronics Using the Electrospinning Technique, William Serrano Garcia

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Transforming the Ethics Education Curriculum in Dental Hygiene, Musarrat Anjum Shah

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Understanding the Leaching Mechanism for Lead (Pb) Found in Components of Locally Manufactured Handpumps in Eastern Madagascar, Nidhi Shah

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Racial and Ethnic Difference in Music Performance Self-Efficacy Among Undergraduate Students, George W. Shannon Ii

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Impacts of Automated Vehicle Technologies on Future Traffic, Xiaowei Shi

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Community Assessment of Water Perceptions and Household Point-of-Use Treatment Methods in Madagascar, Isabella Rose Silverman

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Charter School Management: MO Interaction with Educational Inputs and Outcomes, Joseph C. Simmons

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School Nurses’ Attitudes and Perceptions Toward Supporting Students with Chronic Health Conditions in an Ecological System, Destiny L. Singleton

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Negative Performance Feedback and the Self-Regulatory Benefits of Mindfulness, Jeremiah Slutsky

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Teachers' Perspectives of Implementing Restorative Justice, Antonio G. Smith

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The Communicative Constitution of Environment: Land, Weather, Climate, Leanna K. Smithberger

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GAO Bid Protests by Small Business: Analysis of Perceived and Reported Outcomes in Federal Contracting, David M. Snyder

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Case Study: Using a Contingency-Based Delay Procedure to Decrease Tantrums During Periods of Delayed Reinforcement, Lindsey Snyder

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Online Perceptions of Panamanian Prisons and Incarcerated persons: An analysis of YouTube user comments, Mahaleth J. Sotelo

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Seasonality, Labor Organization, and Monumental Constructions: An Otolith Study from Florida’s Crystal River Site (8CI1) and Roberts Island Shell Mound Complex (8CI40 and 41), Elizabeth Anne Southard

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High School Students’ Descriptions of How Smartphones Affect Their Online Learning During COVID-19, Tiffany K. Southwell

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American Military Service and Identity: From the Militia to the All-Volunteer Force, Andrew C. Sparks

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Recognizing Patterns from Vital Signs Using Spectrograms, Sidharth Srivatsav Sribhashyam

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Recognizing Emotion in the Wild Using Multimodal Data, Shivam Srivastava

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The Role Of Cpeb2 Alternative Splicing In TNBC Metastasis, Shaun C. Stevens

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Momentum for Learning: Defining a Pedagogy of Movement for Improved Learning and Cognition, Gretchen L. Stewart

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Case Studies in Applied Behavior Analysis: Brain Breaks for Elementary Students and Using the Prevent-Teach-Reinforce (PTR) Model to Increase On-Task Behavior in a Classroom Setting, Peyton L. Stipes