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 2020

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The Girls, Heather Orlando

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Taking Inventory, Constance Owens

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Initiating Change, Connection, and Community, Janine Papin

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Stage Fright: An Examination of Horror-based Theatre Through Theory and Practice, Ramon Paradoa

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Synthesis of Ruthenium Bipyridine Conjugated Antibiotic for Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging and Spectroscopy Aided Tracking in Citrus, Ryan Parente

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Optimization Studies for the Gas Atomization and Selective Laser Melting Processes of Al10SiMg alloy, Sharon Park

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Development and Characterization of a Novel Serum Free Human iPSC Motoneuron-Primary Human Schwann Cell Model of Myelination, Aakash Patel

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The Troupes Coloniales: A Comparative Analysis of African American and French Colonial Soldiers in the First World War, Matthew Patsis

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"You Tell Me How They Work": First-Year College Composition Instructors' Purposes and Practices for Choosing and Using Worked Examples, Rena Perez

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Identification of Novel Antimalarials From Natural Product Inspired Libraries, David Perry

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Unexplored Conceptions: What Writing Center Tutors Think about Writing, Andrew Petrykowski

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Two's Accompany: Understanding Acceptance Through Animation, Brian Phinn

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How Artists Can Capture Us: Educating About the Works of Stephen Sondheim Through Parody, Jarrett Poore

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Meroitic Childhood Diet and Weaning at Sai Island, Sudan: A Carbon and Nitrogen Isotopic Study of Site 8-B-52.B, Brenna Raisor

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Application of Reliability Centered Maintenance in Railway Tracks, Sarita Rattanakunuprakarn

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Echoes: Digital Political Discourse and Vectors of Ideological Propagation, Devon Razey

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Considering Multiracial Student Identity and Literacy Practices in Higher Education, Anjelica Rechsteiner

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Chemically Stabilized Oil-in-water Emulsion Separation Using a Custom Aquaporin-based Polyethersulfone (PES) Forward Osmosis Membrane System, AnnMarie Ricchino

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The Effects of Plant Phytochemistry on Parasitoid (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) Niche Breadth, Ryan Ridenbaugh

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Transcendence, William Rincon

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Bias and Sensitivity of Nonlinear Models for Seismic Response of Ordinary Standard Bridges, Andres Rodriguez Caballero

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Playing Disability, Daniel Romano

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Ignition of Supersonic Flows Via Pulse Detonator, Daniel Rosato

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Food for Thought: Food Insecurity and Academic Performance, Justen Rosenberg

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The Good Ol' Days: How Sociopolitical Climate Influences Motivations to Seek Historical Nostalgic Media Experiences Versus Non-nostalgic Media Experiences and the Outcomes of Those Experiences, Samantha Rosenthal

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Social Support and Mental Health Outcomes of LGB People of Color, Jessica Ruiz

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Modal Analysis of Liquid Fuel Jet in Crossflow, Sheikh Salauddin

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Casting as a Pedagogical Practice in Educational Theatre Spaces, Scott Savage

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Investigating the Effects of Glycerol Administration on Glial Cell Culture, Stephen Scheller

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Dutiful Daughter, Robin Schulte

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Pixelated Scapegoat: False Connections Between Video Games and Violent Crime in America's Largest Cities, Matthew Segal

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Rapid Orbital Motion Emulator (ROME): Kinematics Modeling and Control, Ahmed Elsadek Ahmed Seleit

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Ethnographic Case Study of International Baccalaureate (IB) Seniors' Self-Esteem and Perception of Labels in a Title I School, Denis Serrano Cruz

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Nincompoop: Stories, David Smithson

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Additive Manufacturing of Elastomeric Lung Phantoms in Radiation Oncology, Jonathan Sookdeo

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Two Pink Lines: Exploring Florida's Pregnancy-associated Intimate Partner Homicides, Sonya Spence

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Contact Mechanics of Fish Scale Inspired Exoskeletal Components on a Nonlinear Elastic Substrate, Jeremy Stephen

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Mau Mau Blasters: The Homemade Guns of the Mau Mau Uprising, James Stoddard

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Sex, Gender, Sexual Assault, and Rape on The Red Pill: A Thematic and Linguistic Analysis, Walker Talton

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MFPA: Mixed-Signal Field Programmable Array for Energy-Aware Compressive Signal Processing, Adrian Tatulian

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Modeling of Incident Type and Incident Duration Using Data from Multiple Years, Sudipta Dey Tirtha

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Getting Lost: The Fungal Hijacking of Ant Foraging Behavior in Space and Time, Thienthanh Trinh

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Parallelized X-Ray Tracing with GPU Ray-Tracing Engine, Joseph Ulseth

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Evaluation of Convective Heat Transfer Numerical Methods on Rough Surfaces from Additive Manufacturing, Jose Urcia

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Molecular and Phenotypic Diversification of a Cryptic Group of Terrestrial Frogs from the Southern Andes of Ecuador, Veronica Urgiles Penafiel

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Household Economies and Socioeconomic Integration: An Analysis of Obsidian Artifacts from Coba, Quintana Roo and Yaxuna, Yucatan, Mexico, Danielle Waite

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Seismic Design Optimization of Steel Structures Using Genetic Algorithm, Tiancheng Wang

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Party for One: A Monologue of The Importance of Oneself Through Book Arts, Jacob Zhefu Wan

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Mirrors For Monsters: A Journey Towards Self-Acknowledgement and Nuanced Representation in Film, Alejandro Watson

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A Legacy of Community and Mourning: AIDS & HIV in Central Florida, 1983-1993, Andrew Weeks

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The Implementation of an Interdisciplinary Literacy Approach to Examine Effects on Writing Self-Efficacy in a Fourth Grade Classroom, Chelsea Wharin

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Dolly'll Never Go Away Again: Producing the Classic Musical at the High School Level, Jason Whitehead

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Working Toward a Lost Cause? Comparing pXRF Analysis to Neutron Activation Analysis using Maya Ceramics from Holtun, Guatemala, Rachel Whyte

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Tenth Graders' Response to Dystopian Literature: An Exploratory Ethnography, Tevin Williams

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An Experimental Validation of a Revised Paschen's Law Relating to the Electrostatic Discharge of Aerospace Vehicle Surfaces, Andre Woodard

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Paleoethnobotanical Analysis of Starch Grains and Phytoliths from Pre-Columbian Ceramic Residues in the Bolivian Amazon, Danielle Young

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Traffic Speed Prediction and Mobility Behavior Analysis Using On-Demand Ride-Hailing Service Data, Jiechao Zhang

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Prediction of Pedestrians' Red Light Violations Using Deep Learning, Shile Zhang

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The Effect of Economic Conditions on the Prevalence of Abusive Supervisory Behaviors: A Cross-Temporal Meta-Analysis, Xinyue Zhao

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Biomass Density Based Adjustment of LiDAR-derived Digital Elevation Models: A Machine Learning Approach, Khalid Abdelwahab

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Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Biomimetic, Bioinspired and Bio-related Functional Polymers for Atmospheric Water Recovery, Abdullah Alqassar

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Miami-Dade Task Force: A Content Analysis of How Coastal Communities View Sea Level Rise as a Threat, Francisco Alvaro

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The Challenges and Barriers Facing Successful Lean Implementation in the Qatari Manufacturing Organizations, Abdulwahab Alyousef

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A Grounded Theory Survey Study of Teachers Perception Perpetuating the Deficit Narrative About Marginalized Students of Color, Cavel Austin

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Assessing the Effects of Habitat and Manatee Exclusion Devices on Red Drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) Movement Patterns in Estuarine Impoundments, Steven Baker

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A Deep Learning Approach to Diagnosing Schizophrenia, Justin Barry

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Pine, Aphids, and Parasitoid Wasps: Patterns of Cospeciation and Host Switches in a Tri-trophic System, Amber Bass

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Development of Filial Obligation in Young Adults: An Examination of Crisis and Lifespan Theory, Rachel Bassett

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Reexamining the Relationship Between Divided Government and Voter Turnout, Heidi Beck

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More Guns, Less Butter, and Officers at the Table: Understanding the Nexus between the Military's Integration into Politics and Resource Allocation in Democracies and Non-Democracies, Salah Ben Hammou

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SAW Correlator Temperature Compensation Using a Pulse Width Modulated Temperature Controller, Daniel Betancourt

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Piezoresistive Behavior of Carbon Nanopaper Polymer Composites for Strain Sensing, Jayden Beyrooti

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Utilizing Geographic Information Systems to Record and Analyze Osteoarthritis Data in Joints of the Arm: A Methodology for Dry Bones, Adam Biernaski

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The Redeemed, the Condemned, and the Forgotten: Narratives of Dissenting Aristocratic Identity in Medieval Bavaria, Luke Bohmer

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Modeling Disease Impact of Vibrio-Phage Interactions, Christopher Botelho

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The Elite Meroitic Experience on Sai Island, Sudan: Using Stable Isotope Analysis to Identify Patterns related to Sex and Age for the Interpretation of Social Identity, Alexandria Brock

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Success Rate of Student Accessibility Services Determined by Students Cumulative Grade Point Average, Christine Brown

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Group Therapy for Adventure Boys: An Assembly of Stories, Justin Brozanski

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Hurricane Maria: A Qualitative Study of Recently Displaced Students to the State of Florida, Esmeralda Cabrera

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Point Cloud Technology for Analysis of Existing Structures, Jacob Cano

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Fluctuations in Walking Speeds and Spatiotemporal Gait Parameters When Walking on a Self-Paced Treadmill at Level, Incline, and Decline Slopes, Cesar Castano

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Fabrication of Polyelectrolyte Nanoparticles Through Hydrophobic Interaction, Ruginn Porce Catarata

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Design of Unimorph Out-of-Plane Piezoelectric Actuator, Kevin Chan

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Synthesis of Two-Dimensional Molybdenum Disulfide Nanostructures Using Molybdenum Trioxide Thin Film Via Chemical Vapor Depostion, Vanessa Charles

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The Invisible Men: Analyzing the Virtual Subculture of England's Punters, Ashley Christensen

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Conceptualizing the Role of Severity in Counterproductive Work Behavior: Predicting Employee Engagement in Minor and Severe CWBs, Katherine Ciarlante

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Alpha-Tocopherol Reduces VLDL Secretion Through Modulation of the VLDL Transport Vesicle, Ryan Clay

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From the Temple to the Synagogue: Exploring Changes in Judaism After the Fall of the Second Temple, Adam Cohen

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Living with Cain: Associations Among Sibling Trauma, Sibling Aggression, Social Adaptability, and Risk Taking in College, Chad Collins

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Building Unity Through State Narratives: The Evolving British Media Discourse During World War II, 1939-1941, Colin Cook

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Stepping Outside of Yourself: Social Anxiety, Dissociation, Alcohol Consequences, and Relationship Satisfaction, Matthew Cook

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Environmental Correlates of Sensory Sampling Rate in the Electrosensory System of Neotropical Electric Fishes, Ericka Vanessa Correa Roldan

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The Living Hashtag Play: A Modernized Living Newspaper with Theatre of the Oppressed Approaches to Play Development, Elizabeth Corsi

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Fashioning Society: The Use of Facial Adornments for Social Identification in Late Postclassic Tlaxcallan, Mexico, Angelica Costa

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Let's Take a Selfie! Living in a Snapchat Beauty Filtered World:The Impact it Has on Women's Beauty Perceptions, Angelina Cruz

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Group Composition Characteristics as Predictors of Shared Leadership: An Exploration of Competing Models of Shared Leadership Emergence, Richard Currie

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Factors Contributing to Low Adequate Prenatal Care Rates in Orange County, Florida, Lauren Daniel

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How Change Started to Come: Examining Rhythm and Blues and Southern Identity, Jennifer Davis

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Victimization and Health Experiences for TGNC Individuals in Women's Prisons, Kristina Davis

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Appropriate Adjective: Executive Authority and the Classification of Enemy Combatants, Taraleigh Davis