USF St. Petersburg campus Honors Program Theses (Undergraduate)

 

This collection contains scanned and born digital theses created by USF St. Petersburg campus undergraduate students in the Honors Program. USF St. Petersburg campus's Honors Program took shape in the early 1990s. The first theses published on this campus were submitted to the Poynter Library in 1994. Between 1994 and 2011, the library received these publications from the Honors Program and added print copies to the circulating collection and Special Collections. As theses are born digital, the USF St. Petersburg campus Digital Archive will serve as the repository for all Honors Program theses from 1994 forward.

For more information on the USF St. Petersburg campus Honors Program, visit the website at http://www.usfsp.edu/coas/honors/

It is the intention of the USF St. Petersburg campus Digital Archive to comply with all U.S. and international copyright restrictions and to respect the intellectual property of all authors whose work is represented in the archive. If any individual or corporate entity has concerns about a specific item, please contact digcol at nelson.usf.edu

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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Reading, Writing, and . . . Finance? A Comprehensive Review of Financial Literacy in the United States, Hughes Bruce

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Social Media and Mental Health: A Comprehensive Review of Eating Disorders in Young Men and the Literature Gap, Samantha Bryan

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Strategies Physicians in U.S. Emergency Departments Can Use to Combat Opioid Use Disorder, Luis Felipe Cervera

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Assessing The Environmental and Anthropogenic Factors Affecting Algae and How They Can Be Used as Indicator Species in Different Aquatic Ecosystems, Valerie Coulter

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Sequential Design as a Tool for Exploration: Perception of the Unknown, Emily Eskanos

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The Endurance of the Trojan Cycle, Antonio D. Fazzalari

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Increasing Nonprofit Effectiveness by Fundraising in Diverse Communities., Celia Hagerman

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“You’re on earth, there’s no cure for that!” Absurdist Literature as Sociopolitical Commentary and its Continued Significance, Katherine A. Lachcik

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Historical Water Quality of a Tampa Bay Estuary: A Literature Review and Case Study of Clam Bayou in Pinellas County, Florida, Brittany Matheney

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus: A Literary Review on Gene Editing, Cytotherapy, and Medicinal Marijuana as Therapies for HIV., Paula Moreno

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A Comprehensive Review of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Children, Kailey Marie Pate

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Evaluation of Demographic and Health-Related Factors Associated with Dental Caries Among Florida Patients, Samantha Rivera

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Mapping the Effects of Hurricane Michael and Biological Drivers of Change on Seagrass in St. Joseph Bay, Florida, Allison Senne

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The Never-Ending Sentence: An Examination of Policies and Programs Targeting Post-Secondary Education Among Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Individuals, Julianne Shumake

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Diet: A Public Health and Economic Concern, Nisuka T. Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Paying for Environmental Services: Comparing Progress in Costa Rica and Florida, Haley A. Burnaman

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Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea: Responses under International Maritime Law, Sean C. Cornell

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A Holistic Approach to Conquering Depression, Michael Deja

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It's Not Me, It's You: Motor Vehicle Screen Use Intervention, Rachael De Lorenzo

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"Safe as Houses": Money Laundering in Florida's Luxury Real Estate, Elisa Duka

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The Impact of Wildfire on Soil Erosion using a GIS-integrated RUSLE Model and the Influence of DEM Resolution on Model Results, Amada Fernandez

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Correlates of Motor Vehicle Screen Use: Moving Screen Use versus Stopped Screen Use, Claire Kinney

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Intentional Cultural Destruction in Armed Conflicts, Zorana Knezevic

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Theory to Practice: Analysis of the Biopsychosocial Model in HIV Research, Melissa Lunan-Simpson

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Integrative strategy for PTSD: Personality correlates of difficulties in emotional regulation, Brooke L. Matias

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The Biologicalization of Morality: Morality as Instinct, Kelly Lynn O'Neil

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he Narrowing of Healing Practices: Andean Women and the State, Meghan O'Quinn

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Challenges to the Conceptualization and Measurement of Resilience in HIV Research, Tiffany Peless

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The Iron Triangle of Healthcare: Examining the Relationship between Quality, Efficiency, and Uncompensated Care for Florida Hospitals, Thomas C. Pennix

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The Politics of Organic Food Consumption, Recycling and Solar Power Use, Ana Maria Quintero

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An Analysis of the SEC’s Prosecution of Financial and Accounting Related Fraud, Heather Robinson

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THE RISE OF ANTI-IMMIGRANT RHETORIC AND THE SUCCESS OF POLITICAL NATIVISM IN THE UNITED STATES, David Thompson

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An Exploration of Emotion and the Creative Process Among Artists, Stephanie Thompson

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Social Media, Censorship, and Polarization, Mark Traester

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A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW OF SCHOLARLY CITATION ON HIV/AIDS IN THE DEAF COMMUNITY, Megan Trout

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A Preliminary Study of Mental Health and Wellness in the Veterinary Field in Pinellas County Florida, Mary L. Winemiller

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Does the Inverse of Bergmann’s Rule Apply to the Hemidactylus Genus?, Kristie I. Armas

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Historical Simulation in the Secondary Classroom, Emily Arthur

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Poverty, Planning, Policy and Race: Urban Design in St. Petersburg, Florida, since 1965, Philip Belcastro

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The Indian Removal Act: A Legal Deception, Joshua Carbaugh

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Inotocin: The Key to Ant Compassion?, Jasmine D. De Dios

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The Effect of a Potential Partner’s Serostatus on Behavioral Sexual Intentions of Men who Have Sex with Men Online and Offline, Hunter P. Drake

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Establishing the Link Between Race And Academic Performance: Race- Related Stress, Stereotype Threat and Self-Perceived Discrimination, Deshanie Govender

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Taxes for Robots: Automation and the Future of the Labor Market, Emily Holden

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Quantifying the Effect of Pathways on the Distribution of Cynipid Galls in Florida Pine Flatwood, Christine R. Leonard

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Connecting Formal Mentoring Empirical Principles to the Applied World, Jake R. Mathwich

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Impacts of Bunces Pass Boat Traffic on the Marine Environment, Tiffany Nicholson

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Making a Witch: The Triumph of Demonology Over Popular Magic Beliefs in Early Modern Europe, Rachel Pacini

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The Birth of American Empire: Spain, the Philippines, and the Debates over Expansion, Clayton A. Richards

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BUSINESS PLAN, Howard Bogan Stitzel

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DNA Methylation as a Mechanism for Caste System Determination in Solenopsis invicta: Do the Genes Determine the Queen?, Kristen E. Walker

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Racism: Then and Now, Rain Christi

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Integration of GIS and logistic regression to develop a habitat suitability model for predicting seagrass distribution, Samantha Cope

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Conservatism in Accounting, Matthew R. Garrison

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The Mindful Journey: Using the Extraordinary Power of Paying Attention to Heal the Wounds of Sexual Trauma, Nicole Goff

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Improving Sexual Health Education Through Graphic Design, Jocelyn A. Hall

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The Effects of Elevated Temperature on the Growth and Size of the Ribbed Mussel Geukensia demissa, Alexandra A. Hernandez

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DRUG REPURPOSING: A STUDY OF THE POTENTIAL ANTITUMORGENIC ACTIVITY OF NONCHEMOTHERAPEUTIC DRUGS, Katelyn Hoagland

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Are Peer Specialists Happy? How Training and Role Clarity affect Job Satisfaction, Sarah E. Jenkins

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Armenian Crafts in the Ottoman Empire: Cultural Exchange and Armenian Identity, Nora Emma Khatcherian

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Behind the Curtain: A Look into Food Production in the United States, Placido Edward Martinez

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Calculus: the Board Game, Nicholas C. Mazza

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Hypoxia Tolerance of Benthic Foraminifera in Tampa Bay, FL, Garrett L. Miller

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Framing abortion in the media: A case study of the coverage of the 2013 Wendy Davis Filibuster, Jennifer Nesslar

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The Basics: A One Week Survival Curriculum for English Language Learners, Kristin Nesslar

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Neurodegenerative Disease: A Literature Review, Mark C. Raiff

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Isolating and Testing Antibiotic-Producing Bacteria from Marine and Terrestrial Samples from St. Petersburg, FL, Arianna M. Reybitz

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Fulfilling Your Wanderlust: A College Students’ Guide to Studying Abroad and Independent Travel, Elizabeth M. Roslonowski

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Floating Worlds: Western Representations and Appropriations of Japanese Art, 1850s-1900, Hope Sewell

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The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: An Illustration of the Tension between Access and Efficiency in American Courts, Tiffani K. Thornton