Graduate theses were first published at Florida Technological University (later UCF) in 1972. The first thesis was defended in March of that year, titled Computer Method for Airport Noise Exposure Forecast, and was written by John M. Bateman.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Social-Emotional Impact of Technology and Virtual Learning on Children During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Daniel Albino

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Creasing of Polyimide Thin Film for Use in Solar Sails, Andrew Allen

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Crash Analysis And Development Of Safety Performance Functions For Florida Roads In The Framework Of The Context Classification System, Ma'en Al-Omari

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Computational Studies for Extending Understanding of Complex Droplet Breakup Mechanisms, Caroline Anderson

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Active Control of Tip Leakage Vortex using DBD Plasma Actuators, Christian Anzalotta

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The Green Morocco Plan: A Case Study of the Unintended Consequences of Sustainable Development Initiatives, Sofiya Asedrem

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Downregulation of miR-34a via Calorie Restriction Regulates Lipid Metabolism in the Liver of Long-living Ames Dwarf Mice, Sarah Ashiqueali

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Beautiful, Terrible Things, Nicole Balsamo

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Identifying Biomarkers of Alzheimer's Disease from the Dakhleh Oasis Kellis 2 Cemetery using ICP-MS, Emily Barron

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Paleoethnobotanical Analysis of Maya Ceramic Residues from Holtun, Guatemala, Kimberly Batres

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Index-based Approach with Remote Sensing for the Assessment of Extreme Weather Impact on Watershed Vegetation Dynamics, Kushan Bellanthudawage

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"A Penny for Your Thoughts?": Development and Validation of a Revised Measure of Rumination, Jenna Beltramo

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"Keep your facts, I'm going with the Truth": Toward an Ethical Perfromance of Satire in the Age of Hyper-Polarization and Culture War, Carson Betts

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Non-lethal Predictors of Organ Level Metal Contaminants in Central Florida Red-shouldered Hawks, Jennifer Bouchenot

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Organic Matter Reduction via Periodic Water-Level Drawdown in a Constructed Treatment Wetland Cell of the Orlando Easterly Wetlands, Paul Boudreau

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Representation of Death in Independent Videogames: Providing a Space for Meaningful Death Reflection, Alexander Boyd

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Ruinous Wings, Madison Brake

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A Drosophila P5B-Type ATPase is Required for Polyamine Transport, David Brown

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Loss of Control Eating Predicted by the Interaction Between Emotion Regulation Difficulties, Distress Tolerance, and the Expectancy that Eating Reduces Negative Affect, Emily Burr

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Rubicon: The Dialectic, Marcos Carrasco Yanez

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Harvesting Heat from Safer, Energy-Dense Slow Pyrolant Mixtures for Future Space Missions, Katerina Chagoya

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Flow Independent Liquid Jet in Crossflow Injection with Pintile Obstructions, Charles Clark

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Using Lidar To Locate Indigenous Mound Structures Along The St. Johns River In The Ocala National Forest, Taylor Collore

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"Bad Boys" To Bigger Problems: A Study on Masculinity and Mental Health, Yesenia Conde

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Bird Abundance and Diversity and the Impact of Oyster Reef Restoration on the Bird Community in Mosquito Lagoon, Florida, USA, Jessica Copertino

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Their Bodies Flamboyant: An Exploration of Self Through Figuration and Flower, Gabriel Cortese

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Correlations in Microplastic Abundance Between Water, the Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica, and Their Biodeposits in a Dynamic Florida Estuary, Casey Craig

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The Actor and the Iceberg, Christopher Creane

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The Cognition and Enjoyment of Transmedia Journalism vs Print Journalism, Lea Crittenden

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Understanding Variation in Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in UN PKOs: The Role of Military, Police, and Civilian Peacekeepers, Gabriella Cuber

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How Do You Feel About your Entitled Coworker? Effects of Perceiver's Entitlement and Impact Type on Reactions to Workplace Entitlement, Colleen Cui

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Liminality of Culture in Studio Art: A Biographical Investigation of a Second Generation Filipino American Experience, Danielle Culibao Powell

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Tailoring of the Left Ventricular Assist Device Cannula Implantation Using Coupled Multi-Scale Multi-Objective Patient Specific Optimization., Abubakar Dankano

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The 'Ideal Victim' of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women: An Examination of the Impact of Victim/Offender Relationship Status, Victim Self-Identity, and Observer Gender on Constructing Victim Status, Kelli Dauphinais

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Impact of Crowder Size on Actin Filament Assembly Kinetics, Bryan Demosthene

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Moneyboys, Joshua Deshaies

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Doxorubicin-Induced Differential Patterns of Cell Death in the Skeletal Muscle, Fatima Bianca Dessouki

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Artistic Science: An Exploration of Dramaturgy through Inquiry-Based Learning for Youth Artists, Sam DiRosa

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Using iPhone Significant Location Data to Improve Air Pollution Exposure Estimation, Elizabeth Eastman

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Investigating the Spatial Relationship Between Sense of Place and Community-Based Organizations: Do Community-Based Organizations Influence Volunteering in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida?, Erica Edmonston

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Anti-MAP Triple Therapy Supports Immunomodulatory Therapeutic Response in Crohn's Disease Through Downregulation of NF-kB Activation in the Absence of MAP Detection, Erij Elkamel

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Corporate Social Advocacy: Addressing Social Justice in the Age of Black Lives Matter, Asianna Elston

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Predicting Employee Performance: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review on Data Mining Methods, Turku Erengin

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Utilizing High Throughput Computing Techniques for the Predictions of Spectroscopic Properties of Astrophysically Relevant Molecules, Brian Ferrari

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The Potential of Location Data for Contact Tracing and Understanding Individual Mobility during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Marcus Figaro

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Strategies for Successful Mangrove Living Shoreline Stabilizations in Shallow Water Subtropical Estuaries, Rebecca Fillyaw

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Numerical Modeling of Shockwave Initiated Combustion of a Hydrogen-Oxygen Mixture Within a Shock Tube, Reed Forehand

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Evaluating Carbon Uptake and Storage Potential of Three Pine Species Across Environmental Gradients in Florida, Alicia Formanack

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Sunseekers, Rebecca Fox

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Combating Performance Anxiety: Reflections of A Personal Anti-anxiety Plan for Onstage and Filmed Media, Megan Friend

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High Risk Environmental Conditions Attenuate Distance, Speed, and Performance Efficiency Index in NCAA D1 Female Soccer Players, Maxine Furtado Mesa

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Investigation into Wedge Turbulator Effects in High Aspect Ratio Cooling Channels, Daniel Garcia

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The Ogaden War: An Intersection of Local and Global Powers in the Horn of Africa, Luis Garcia

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Will It Be OK Boomers?: Effects of Precarious Work on Older Job-Insecure Workers, Alissa Gebben

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Understanding Forearm Muscle Coordination in Children, Miguel Gonzalez

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Empathy as a Buffer: The Moderating Effect of Trait Empathy on Counterproductive Work Behavior, Amanda Grinley

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The Technical World of Warcraft, Derek Hampton

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Storm: An Exploration of Home Through Painterly Animation, Kirstin Hardin

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Captivating Bubbles: Creating Lasting Children's Stories Using Animation, Rhythm and Life Experience, Ronald Hargrove

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Coastal Riverine Wetland Biogeochemistry in the Anthropocene: Relationships with Vegetation Transition and Saltwater Intrusion, Sarah Harttung

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Interactions between Gold Nanoparticles and Immunoglobulin Isotypes, Rick Hassan

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The Consumer Based Brand Equity of a Tourism Giga Project in Saudi Arabia: Citizens Gender Comparisons Perspectives of Qiddiya, Ibrahim Hazazi

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Antimicrobial and Cytotoxicity Studies of Nano-Zinc Oxide, Ryan Heetai

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Evaluating Ozone and Granular Activated Carbon Treatment for Control of Disinfection By-Product Formation for a Central Florida Groundwater Supply, Devon Higgins

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One Pint at a Time: Documenting the Black Experience in American Craft Beer, Aaron Hose

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Braving the Discomfort: An Examination of Hate Speech and Racially-Motivated Violence Onstage, and How We Should Approach It, Sarah Hubert

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An Analysis of Human Error Management On Aviation Accident Prevention, Jinwook Jeong

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An Actor Auditions, Jessica T. Johnson

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A Mathematical Model for Predicting Animal Population Persistence on Fragmented Landscapes, Allyson Jones

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Using Expectation Violation Theory to Evaluate Dialectal Bias in Courtroom Contexts, Christina Joseph

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Investigating Effects of Ribosomal Occupancy on the Production of the Clamp Loader Subunits Tau and Gamma, Akhmetzada Kargazhanov

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Dual Beam Frequency Comb FTIR Spectroscopy, Connor Kelly

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Speech Entrainment: A Clinical Approach, Hunter Kelly

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Understanding the Dietary Behavior of a 7th - 8th Century Avar Community from Jagodnjak, Croatia Using Stable Isotope Analysis of Bone Collagen, Marlon Koci

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Invasive Bullfrogs Maintain High Levels of Immune Gene Diversity Despite Elevated Bd Infection Relative to Native Populations, Jacob Lafond

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Effects of Endogenous E. coli Molecules on Translational Fidelity, Piotr Lagod

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"I Drink (Responsibly), Therefor I am": Development of the Personal Assessment of Responsible Drinking Identity, Angelina Leary

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Assessing the Role of Disturbance in Estuarine Fish Community Dynamics, Dakota Lewis

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Sympathy for the Devil: A Compassionate Approach to Morally Reprehensible Characters in Drama, Amy Livingston

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Initiation of Alcohol Use in College Students, Gabrielle Lynch

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Forensic Implications for the Diagenetic Alteration of the Stable Isotopic Composition of Pig Ribs Following Exposure to Aqueous Conditions., Erin Martin

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A Deep Learning Approach for Learning Human Gait Signature, Alexander Matasa

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The Effects of a Remote Based Exercise Intervention on Psychosocial Factors in Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Juan Mayo

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Incongruous Surrealism within Narrative Animated Film, Daniel McCabe

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It Happened Centuries Ago: Using GIS and Spatial Analysis to Map the Quilombo dos Palmares, Charlotte Mills

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A Mixed-Methods, Grounded Theory Study of Online Meaning-Making During the Pandemic, Kaitlyn Montcrieff

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Solidification Cracking in Binary Al-Cu Alloys Additively Manufactured through Laser Powder Bed Fusion, Keegan Muller

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Emotional Availability: A Practice-as-Research Exploration on Acting in Film and Theatre, Janice Munk

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Optimizing Peer Selection among Internet Service Providers (ISPs), Shahzeb Mustafa

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A Linear Dynamical Perspective on Epidemiology: Interplay Between Early COVID-19 Outbreak and Human Mobility, Shakib Mustavee

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Asper, Isaiah Nearor

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Inheritance, Kenneth Noguera

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Monitoring of Microscopic Traffic Behavior for Safety Applications Using Temporal Logic, Mariam Wessam Hassan Mohamed Nour

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Microstructural Development of Inconel 625 Nickel-Based Superalloy as Function of Laser Powder Bed Fusion Parameters, Sofia Nucci

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"Clothes Make Men": Clothing and the Embodiment of Gender in Virginia, 1750-1775, Rhiannon O'Neil

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Ground Movements and Vibrations Caused by Impact Pile Driving of Prestressed Concrete Piles in Central Florida, Jorge Enrique Orozco Herrera

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The Speech Motor Learning Approach to Apraxia of Speech Treatment via Remote Delivery, Megan O'Toole

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Bioarchaeological and Mortuary Patterns at Holtun, Guatemala: Integrating a Comparative Osteobiographic Approach, Horvey Palacios

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Psychological Distress and Affective, Behavioral and Cognitive Experiences of Stuttering, Randy Panzarino

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Monitoring Landscape and Spectral Dynamics of Subtropical Freshwater Wetlands that have Undergone Hydrological Restoration, Sarah Parker