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

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Monolithic Thin-film Lithium Niobate Scanning Micromirror: Design and Simulation, Abimanyu Veerappan

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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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Understanding E-Bicycle Overtaking Strategies by Using Inverse Reinforcement Learning, Lishengsa Yue

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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

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Performing Feminism: Boy Gets Girl During the #MeToo Movement, Amanda Dayton

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A Smart UAV Platform for Railroad Inspection, Ryan Debevec

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The Storm, Kara Delemeester

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Resource Optimization in Visible Light Communication Using Internet of Things, Akash Dey

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Development of 3D Printed and 3D Metal-Based Micro/Nanofabricated, and Nano-Functionalized, Microelectrode Array (MEA) Biosensors For Flexible, Conformable, and In Vitro Applications, Charles Didier

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Macrolinguistic Analysis of Discourse Production in People with Aphasia, Individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment, and Survivors of Traumatic Brain Injury, Stephanie Eaton

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Adsorption Capacity Assessment of Advance Green Environmental Media to Remove Nutrients from Stormwater-Runoff, Hanan Elhakiem

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Analyzing Pre-Inhumation Breakage Ceramics at Lamanai, Belize: A Conjunctive Approach, Ryan Enger

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The Knitting Witch, Katherine Ervin

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Development of S-nitroso-N-acetylpenicillamine (SNAP) Impregnated Medical Grade Polyvinyl Chloride for Antimicrobial Medical Device Interfaces, Corbin Feit

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Predicting Students' Academic Performance with Decision Tree and Neural Network, Junshuai Feng

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Design and Structural Analysis of Morphing Wings, Nicholas Fernandez

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Local Community Influences on Interpretation at Historical Sites and Museums, Jason FitzGerald

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Pre-service Teacher Perceptions on the Education of Children with Critical Illness and Preparation to Teach Mathematics to Children with Critical Illness., Bethany Fralish

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How Political Violence Helps Explain Organized Crime: A Case Study of Mexico's "War on Drugs", Alanna Fulk

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Government Respect for Human Rights and their Relation to Shadow Economic Activity, Christopher Gahagan

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The Impact of Youths' Digital Citizenship Levels on Their Self-efficacy, Madison Gannon

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Bone Morphogenetic Protein 7 Inhibits Pyroptotic Cell Death in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells of Atherosclerotic Apolipoprotein E -/- Mice, Kaley Garner

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Fluid Flow Characteristics of a Co-Flow Fluidic Slot Jet Thrust Augmentation Propulsion System, Brian Garrett

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Domestic Violence in Rural & Non-Rural Areas: A Study on the Influence of Population Density on Arrest Rates in the State of Florida, Kiara Gonzalez Cruz

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Standing Up Comedy: Analyzing Rhetorical Approaches to Identity in Stand-up Comedy, Christopher Grabert

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Readability of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Persons with Aphasia, Sara Gray

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Realtime Editing in Virtual Reality for Room Scale Scans, Charles Greenwood

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Estimation of Weaning Patterns in the Elite Meroitic Population (8-B-5.A) from Sai Island, Sudan Using Stable Nitrogen and Carbon Isotopes, Rachel Gregoire

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Waking Up White: The Search For Black Happiness, Jason Gregory

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A Narrative Research Study of Self-Selected Tracking on Motivation in 10th Grade English Language Arts Classes, Audra Greuel

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The Wonder Women: Understanding Feminism in Cosplay Performance, Amber Grissom

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Data-Driven Modeling and Optimization of Building Energy Consumption, Divas Grover

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The Unacceptable Rise: An Investigation of School Shootings in the United States, Tracy Gulliford

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The Effects of Dynamic Versus Isometric Postactivation Potentiation on Collegiate Female Rowers, Idan Harat

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Trouble in Paradise: Impacts of Theme Park Tourism on the Mental Health of Employees in Orlando, Florida, Lea Harvey

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Identification and Functional Characterization of a Long Non-coding RNA associated with Prostate Cancer, Md Faqrul Hasan

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Detection of DDH in Infants and Children Using Audible Acoustics, Tanvir Hassan

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Central Florida School Districts' Responses to Hispanic Growth, 1980-2010, Kendra Hazen

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Nike's Corporate Social Advocacy (CSA) Practices as Related to Strategic Issues Management (SIM) and Threats to Organizational Legitimacy, Eve Heffron

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The Role of Resilience on Second-Victim Outcomes: Examining Individual and External Factors of Medical Professionals, Claudia Hernandez

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Caregiver-proxy and Individual with Aphasia Self-report Agreement on the Modified Perceived Stress Scale and Mutuality Scale, Nelson Hernandez

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Bending the Binary: Effects of Nonbinary Gender Media Representations on Disposition Formation and Media Enjoyment, Diana Higley

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Partnering with Paraprofessionals: Expanding Preschool Children's Responses Through Dialogic Reading, Juliana Hirn

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Ribbeting Results: Emergent Infectious Diseases in Wetland Systems, Ariel Horner

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ATP Induced Molecular Disassembly of Cytolethal Distending Toxin's B/C Heterodimer, George Huhn

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Synthesis and Bioevaluation of Methionine Depletion Agents, Houssine Ikhlef