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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Parametric Investigation and Optimization for Inconel 718 Nickel-Based Superalloy in Laser Powder Bed Fusion, Thinh Huynh

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Mill Cove Complex Lithic Typology: Understanding Early Mississippian Period Social Exchange in Northeastern Florida, Sherman Johns

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Incels and the Manosphere: Tracking Men's Movements Online, Annie Jones

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Characterization of Clear Coat and Base Coat Automotive Paint Analysis Using DART-HRMS and Comparison of FTIR Spectroscopy, Py-GC-MS, and DART-HRMS for Clear Coat Analysis, Kaitlin Jones

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Water Reclamation Using Functionalized Forward Osmosis Membrane, Fnu Joshua

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Examining the Role of Anxiety and Depression in Predicting Dietary Choices in Emerging Adults, Michelle Keck

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Life Narratives as Technologies of Self: Explorations of Agency in A Son of the Forest and The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Tiffanie Kelley

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Charcoal Boys and Dreams of Igniting, Malcolm Kelly

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Song of the Subcontinent, Dylan Kiely

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The Art of Reflection: A Personal Account of Reflexive Teaching Artistry and Personal Praxis, Kate Kilpatrick

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A Nested PCR Strategy for Recovering Highly Discriminatory Y-STR DNA Profiles from Trace Male DNA Samples, Anna Kimball

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Study of Non-Ideal Effects on Shock Wave Propagation, Cory Kinney

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Ouroboros: The Evolution From Industrialized Mass Production to Auteurism in American Animation, Heather Knott

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An Investigation in to Resume Construction and Hiring Decisions: Perceptions of Black Womens Natural Hair, Cassandra Kroon

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Compressibility of Fine-Grained Soil in Central Florida, Andre Kruk

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The Morpheum Principle, Kyle Kubik

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Mechanical Properties of Boron Carbide (B4C), Ruslan Kuliiev

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A Shock Tube Chemical Kinetic Study of Ethanol Oxidation at Elevated Pressures, Andrew Laich

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Masters of the Manipulator? A Species Description and Comparative Genomics Study of Two New Hyperparasites of the Zombie Ant Fungus, Brittany Lebert

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Director Methods for High School and Amateur Theatre Implementation, Tyler Leeps

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Forests and Farmers: A Landscape Approach to Settlement Pattern Analysis in the Bolivian Amazon, Thomas Lee

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Mapping of the Rat Intrinsic Cardiac Nervous System in 3D Reconstructed Hearts, Clara Leung

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A Deep Learning Approach for Real-time Crash Risk Prediction at Urban Arterials, Pei Li

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Mistress of the Maze, Caitlin Lochner

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How Vegetarian Students' Dietary Patterns Are Affected During Covid-19 Social Distancing, Elise Lorenzo

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Efforts in Numerical Modeling of Undulating Propulsion, George Loubimov

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Additive Manufacturing of Copper-based Alloy by Laser Powder Bed Fusion, Binghao Lu

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Understanding the Modern Woman: Exploring Communication Strategies and Influence by Women in Higher Education Leadership, Keyera Lyn

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Skin Baby, Erica Macalintal

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Mechanical Behavior Assessment of Ti-6Al-4V Alloy Produced by Laser Powder Bed Fusion, Asif Mahmud

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Examining a Fish Community and its Response to Coastal Restoration in a Dynamic Coastal Estuary, Richard Mahoney

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Space Weathering Simulation Trends on Carbonaceous Chondrites, Andrew Malfavon

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Design and Visual Servo Control of a Mechanical Gripper for Autonomous Strawberry Harvesting, Jonah Mapes

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"I Like Men and I Like Women:" Sara Lance as a Representation of Bisexuality in the "Arrowverse", Rachel Marks

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This Might Get Heavy, Tara Mayer

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Refining the Data Collection Methodology of Outdoor Forensic Scenes Involving Scattered Human Remains Using Close-Range Photogrammetry, Megan Mccollum

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His Voice: The Portrayals of LGBTQ+ Issues in Musical Theatre seen through Terrence McNally's A Man of No Importance, Alex Mendez

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Even the Fish Fly Away, Lance Milham

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Adachigahara Project: A 3D Iterative Series, James Mitchell

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Examining the Moderating Role of Coping Strategies in the Relationship Between Team Role Alignment and Employee Well-being Outcomes, Justine Moavero

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Workplace Stress and Sleep Quality: The Differential Moderating Effects of Problem- and Emotion-focused Coping, Wheeler Nakahara

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The Memory Remains: Why the Migration Period and the Fall of Rome Continue to be Mischaracterized as a Barbarian Invasion, Walter Napier

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Everybody Says Don't: An Examination of Works by Stephen Sondheim in High School Theatre Programs, Matthew Nash-Brown

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High-speed Imaging of Reflected Shockwave-initiated Combustion, Erik Ninnemann

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The Gamification Framework of Military Flight Simulator for Effective Learning and Training Environment, Daeho Noh

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Improving Usability of Genetic Algorithms through Self Adaptation on Static and Dynamic Environments, Reamonn Norat

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Stages of Color: An Exploration of Drama Through a Chromatic Lens, John Norton

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The Effects of Gesture Presentation in Video Games, Jack Oakley

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Fruit on the Peninsula, Samuel Oatley

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Prescription Drug Abuse Amongst The Elderly, Michael O'Blenis

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Dynamic Modeling and Simulation of a Power Plant Steam Condenser on the Siemens SPPA-T3000 Platform, Mohammad Odeh

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First Blood, Laura Ohlmann

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Industrial Digitalization: Novel Approaches to System Management & Implementation with Industry 4.0 Framework, Johnson Olaitan

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Rotational and Shower Head Cooling Hole Effects on Leading-Edge Jet Impingement Heat Transfer, Weston Olson

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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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Experimental, Analytical and Computational Analyses of Linear and Radial Shape Memory Alloy Helical Actuators, Ryan Puchaty

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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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Sorption of U(VI) onto Manganese Oxides in the Presence of Siderophore Desferrioxamine-B, Morgan Snyder

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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