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 2019

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Tails in the Wind: An Exploratory Examination of Media Reports on Nonhuman Animals Throughout Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, Nathan Jagoda

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Asteroid Surfaces: The Importance of Cohesive Forces, Keanna Jardine

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Phenotypic and Molecular Characterization of the Emergent Marine Pathogen Vibrio vulnificus, Jane Maureen Jayakumar

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Selenium vs. Sulfur: Investigating the Substrate Specificity of a Selenocysteine Lyase, Michael Johnstone

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Design, Development, and Testing of a Miniature Fixture for Uniaxial Compression of Ceramics Coupled with In-Situ Raman Spectrometer, Ryan Jordan

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Characterization of Florida Landfills with Elevated Temperatures, Ryan Joslyn

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Changing the Channel: A Study of Agenda, Immersion and Social Commentary in Art, Nicholas Kalemba

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The Effects of Japanese Ryokan Attributes on Perceived Values and Purchase Intention, Ryuichi Karakawa

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Chemical Composition of Preclassic-Period Maya Slips: Analysis and Interpretation of Flores Waxy Ware and Paso Caballo Waxy Ware Sherds from Holtun, Guatemala Using pXRF Spectrometry, Anna Kebler

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Health Literacy Intervention to Influence Choices Made by Students in a Title I School Who Receive Free Lunch, Melissa Kent

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Use of Artificial Intelligence for Malaria Drug Discovery, Arash Keshavarzi Arshadi

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Zika Virus-induced Lysis of Cervical Cancer Cells, Harini Krishnapura

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Accountability Structures in Transgender Healthcare Experience, Nik Lampe

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The Rhetoric of Camp: Adam Lambert's Identification and Division Strategies in His American Idol Performances, Isabelle Lanthier

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Comparative Analysis of the Relationship between State Security and Ethnic Minority Oppression, Grayson Lanza

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Gender Performance in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Amanda Lee

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Mindful Acting, Terence Lee

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Do Per-capita Impact or Abundance Dominate the Impact of an Invader? Interactions Among Neighboring Species in Context-dependent Competition, Haoyu Li

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Fabrication of Nanocomposites Comprised of Electrospun Polyelectrolyte Hydrogel Nanofibers and Loaded Metal Nanoparticles, Yuen Yee Li Sip

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Understanding Sediment Biogeochemistry and the Role of Juvenile Oysters on Recently Restored Eastern Oyster Reefs, Bryan Locher

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Repro, But Make It Fashion: Discourses on Sex, Sexuality, and Reproduction in Teen Vogue Magazine, Estefany Londono

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The Profession of Modeling and Simulations: Unifying the Organization, John Lord

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Hybrid Multi-Objective Optimization of Left Ventricular Assist Device Outflow Graft Anastomosis Orientation to Minimize Stroke Rate, Blake Lozinski

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Expanding and Shedding the Self: Processing Selfdom Through Painting, Theresa Lucey

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Unraveling the Role of Phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase (Pnmt+) Cells In-vivo, Sanjana Manja

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Ultrasound Measured Flexor Muscle Thickness in the Forearms of Rock Climbers, Michael Marsala

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Performing Bernarda: Activating Power and Identity, Ana Martinez Medina

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Overkill: A First Run Definition, Traccy Martins

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I Have Questions, Lorena Matejowsky

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A Randomized Control Trial of Video Modeling for Enacting Skill Change in a Group of Trainee Therapists, Brandon Matsumiya

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Modeling and Transient Simulation of a Fully Integrated Multi-Pressure Heat Recovery Steam Generator Using Siemens T3000, Jonathan McConnell

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The Long and Short of It, Ciera McElroy

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Processing of Advanced Infrared Materials, Daniel Mcgill

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An Ethnographic Study Examining the Effect of Teachers' Socio-Political Bias on Latinx Students and School Culture, Jessica McMaster

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Making Our Voices Heard: Power and Citizenship in Central Florida's Black Communities, Gramond McPherson

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Designing Calorie Counter Smartphone Applications for Effective Weight Loss, Sharlin Milliard

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Assessing Pedestrian Safety Conditions on Campus, Morgan Morris

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Efficient String Graph Construction Algorithm, S.M. Iqbal Morshed

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Business in the Estuary, Party in the Sea: Migration Patterns of Striped Mullet (Mugil cephalus) Within the Indian River Lagoon Complex, Olivia Myers

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The Creation and Validation of a Compromising Scale for Nurses, Matthew Ng

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CME Church in the Memory of the Civil Rights Movement, Brandon Nightingale

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Implementation of the Roles and Responsibilities of Speech Language Pathologists in the Schools, Tamar Nir

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Investigation of PS-PVD and EB-PVD Thermal Barrier Coatings Over Lifetime Using Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction, Matthew Northam

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Lifetime History of Concussions and Behavioral Measures of Anhedonia, John O'Donnell

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The Ecology of Central Florida's Thief Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Solenopsis), Leo Ohyama

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Teachers' Perceptions of Safety Regarding School Shootings, Megan Olive

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'A Room of Their Own': Heritage Tourism and the Challenging of Heteropatriarchal Masculinity in Scottish National Narratives, Carys O'Neill

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Long-term Carbon and Copper Impact on Nutrient Removal via Green Sorption Media in Dynamic Linear Ditch Environments, Diana Ordonez

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Shape Recovery Behavior of Carbon Nanopaper Shape Memory Polymer Composite, Veli Bugra Ozdemir

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The Natural Exile: A Study Of Twenty-First Century Cuban-American Narratives Focusing On The Elderly's Plight, Jasmine Parson

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A Multi-Species Single-LED Hazardous Gas Sensor for Commercial Space Applications, Akshita Parupalli

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Filament Plasma Density Enhancement Using Two Co-Propagating Beams, Jessica Pena

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Grandma Got Passed Over by a Manager: The Intersection of Age and Gender in Hiring, Alyssa Perez

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Protective Behavioral Strategies and Alcohol-Related Sex Among College Students, Roselyn Peterson

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Hydrodynamic Limitations and the Effects of Living Shoreline Stabilization on Mangrove Recruitment along Florida Coastlines, Christian Pilato

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Energy Expenditure and Stability During Self-Paced Walking on Different Slopes, Alanna Raffaelli

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Improving Traffic Safety at School Zones by Engineering and Operational Countermeasures, Md Hasibur Rahman

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Applications of Deep Learning Models for Traffic Prediction Problems, Rezaur Rahman

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Classifying and Predicting Walking Speed From Electroencephalography Data, Allen Rahrooh

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Variable Fluid Flow Regimes Alter Endothelial Adherens Junctions and Tight Junctions, Dilshan Ranadewa

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The Poems You Don't Own, Emma Reinhardt

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The Relativistic Harmonic Oscillator and the Generalization of Lewis' Invariant, Daniel Reinhart

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Wealth Over Health? An Analysis of Macro-Level Factors That Influence Public Opinion on Health Care Policy, Jacquelyn Reiss

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The Effects of a 10-week Judo Program on Cortisol and Stress in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Justine Renziehausen

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Conceptualization and Fabrication of a Bioinspired Mobile Robot Actuated by Shape Memory Alloy Springs, Lietsel Richardson

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Characterization of Turbulent Flame-Vortex Interaction for Bluff Body Stabilized Flames, Cal Rising

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The Impact of Judo on Aggressive Behaviors in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Paola Rivera

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Formacion de la Conciencia Identitaria Cubana Como via a la Independencia del Colonialismo Espanol en el Epistolario de Felix Varela Morales (1823-1850), Fidel Rodriguez

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El Silencio Literario Como Artificio Narrativo en Pedro Paramo de Juan Rulfo, Florilde Rodriguez

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Investigating The Late Woodland Climate Of Old Tampa Bay, Florida, Jaime Rogers

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Mirrors as Portals: Images of Mirrors on Ancient Maya Ceramics, Julie Rogers

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Analysis of Residual Stress and Damage Mechanisms of Thermal Barrier Coatings Deposited via PS-PVD and EB-PVD, Linda Rossmann

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Concerning the Perceptive Gaze: The Impact of Vision Theories on Late Nineteenth-Century Victorian Literature, Lindsay Rushworth

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Allelic Characterization and Novel Functions of the Outer Membrane Porin U in Vibrio Cholerae, Sk Nazmus Sakib

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Fear and Loathing in the Super Organism: Foraging Strategy Doesn't Change Forager Response in a Landscape of Fear., Philip Schadegg

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Hybrid Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment-based Multi-objective Optimization: A Case for Sustainable Fleet Mix, Burak Sen

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Student Community Detection and Recommendation of Customized Paths to Reinforce Academic Success, Yuan Shao

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Political Knowledge and Political Engagement in the United States, Brittany Shaul

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Variation in Prospecting Behavior and Drivers of Post-Fire Habitat Preference Among Juvenile Florida Scrub-Jays, David Sherer

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Disinfection By-Product Formation Potential Assessment for Central Florida Groundwater Supplies, Tulsi Shukla

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Metabolic Effects of 17a-Estradiol are Growth Hormone Independent and Sex Specific, Silvana Sidhom

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Determining Differential Effects of Interleukin-2 on Innate and Adaptive Immune Cells in Lymphoid Organs and the Gastrointestinal Tract, Ayushi Singh

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Mechanism of NANOGP8 in Glioblastoma Multiforme, Jonhoi Smith

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Identity and Second Language Acquisition: Adult Puerto Rican Migrants Living in the United States, Marcio Rubens Soares Gomes

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The Suburban Nightmare: A Study of Atmosphere, Mood and Emotion, Ericka Sobrack

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Trauma, Thomas Sokolowski

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Analysis of Hydrodynamic and Bathymetric Gradients in Canaveral National Seashore Following Living Shoreline and Oyster Restorations, David Spiering

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Study of GaN HEMT Behavior Subjected to TLP and VFTLP ESD Measurements, Nicholas Stoll

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'Let Me Lock It Up': A Rhetorical Exploration of Identity and an Emergent Counterpublic Within the YouTube Beauty Community, Rachel Street

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Biochemical Characterization of Rv2633c from Mycobacterium tuberculosis and the Effects of Mutagenesis on Iron Binding, Kyle Strickland

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The Path of a Stressed Temporary Worker to CWB, Jamie Striler

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Commitment and Credibility in FDI, Kathleen Sullivan

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Assisted Living: Stories, Donovan Swift

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The Religious Classroom: Analyzing the Cross-Application of Instructional Communication Pedagogy to Youth Ministries, Lakelyn Taylor

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The Migration of Indians to Eastern Africa: A Case Study of the Ismaili Community, 1866-1966, Azizeddin Tejpar

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Investigation of the Flow Field and Associated Heat Transfer within an Asymmetrical Leading Edge Jet Impingement Array, Jorge Torres

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Investigation of Flow Field Structures in a Rectangular Channel with a Pin Fin Array, Patrick Tran

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Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement Agency Interoperability Capabilities and Cyber Vulnerabilities, Tyrone Trapnell

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Civil War Memory and the Preservation of the Olustee Battlefield, Steven Trelstad

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Exploring Multi-scale Variation of Fish Community Diversity in a Dynamic Coastal Estuary, Brittany Troast