This collection contains Honors in the Major theses completed in Visual Arts and Design.


Theses from 2023


The Significance of Art Education: Creating a Digital Classroom Advocating Art Education, Keri K. O'Connell

Theses from 2022


Women in Post-war Japan: Bodies of the Avant Garde, Cassidy P. Boulanger


Revealing the Black Form: Black Bodies in Nineteenth-Century French Orientalist Visual Art, Nathanael Amir Justin Lapierre

Theses from 2021


The Role of Placemaking in Universities and Their Surrounding Communities: A Literature Review, Natalie R. Verdiguel


A Third Culture Kid's Quest for Belonging: Ephemeral, Eternal, and the Space in Between, Simona Darshani Wiig

Theses from 2019


Displays of Medici Wealth and Authority: The Acts of the Apostles and Valois Fêtes Tapestry Cycles, Madison L. Clyburn


Of Martyrs and Minstrels, Trevon J. Coleman


Women's Work: Materializing Feminist Thought in Lucy Lippard's c.7,500 Exhibition, Francesca Felicella


Artful Bionics: Pushing the Limits of Visual Expression in Prosthetic Design, Anna Kester


An Exploration of Teacher Perceptions of the Presence of Cultural Reproduction in Two Middle Schools, Kaitlyn Montcrieff


Willingness to Communicate and International Students' Use of L2, Michelle Verbitskaya

Theses from 2018


Global Citizenship and Education: The Multidimensional Impact of a Study Abroad Bilingual Teaching Experience on University Students and Preservice Teachers, Haris N. Anwar


Leviathan: Ontogeny of Salvation, Faren L. LeJeune


Marsilio Ficino's Astral Psychology: The Inner Cosmos of Cardinal Alessandro Farnese on the Astronomical Ceiling Fresco of Sala del Mappamondo at Caprarola, Renata R. Nagy

Theses from 2017


Teaching Strategies for Students with Exceptionalities in the Secondary Art Classroom with a Focus on Students with Autism, Down Syndrome, and Visual Impairment, Cheyanne Maree Fannan


American Viragos: Depicting Heroines in Public Art, Cara Henry


Metamorphosis of Love: Eros as Agent in Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary France, Jennifer N. Laffick


Subjects of the Gaze: Rubens and his Female Portraits, Gabrielle C. van Ravenswaay

Theses from 2016


To Be Magic: The Art Of Ana Mendieta Through an Ecofeminist Lens, Elizabeth Ann Baker


A Grounded Theory Study of the Impact of Florida School Report Cards on High School English Language Arts Teachers' Self-Efficacy and Perceptions of Student Writing, Casey S. Briand


Destabilizing Identity: The Works of Dorothy Cross, Aileen Dowling


Slough: Revealing the Animal, Clay Dunklin


Exploring Preservice Teacher Attitudes toward Black Students, Audra L. Greuel

Theses/Dissertations from 2015


The Nature and Importance of Art Criticism and Its Educational Applications for k-12 Teachers, Tia Blackmon


Controlling Randomness: Using Procedural Generation to Influence Player Uncertainty in Video Games, Travis Fort


Between Psyche and Reality: An Investigation of Contemporary Landscape, Shanna Stiles

Theses/Dissertations from 2014


Bringing John Green to Schools: Incorporating Young Adult Literature in a Secondary English Language Arts Classroom, Emily Adams


The Search for Truth in the Digital Cinematic Space and Green Screen Performances, Kade Dalton


The Accompanied Experience and the Aesthetics of Memory, Allyson Dickerson


Investigating Flow, Presence, and Engagement in Independent Video Game Mechanics, Jon Dunaj


Cohabitation: Looking Through a Keyhole, Mary Joy Torrecampo


An Art Teacher's Guide to a Cognitive Teaching Process: Prompting Student's Creative Thought, Kristen Warskow

Theses/Dissertations from 2013


Threads of Identity: Marisol's Exploration of Self, Emily Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2012


The pastel medium communicating sexuality and promiscuity in late nineteenth-century Paris, Adee S. Benartzy


An examination of technology and its influence on reading in struggling students and an autoethnography of a preservice teacher, Megan Campanile


An examination of academic dishonesty in secondary online english education, Marissa Middleton


Not really bollywood a history of popular hindi films, songs, and dance with pedagogical applications for understanding indian history and culture, Sanjana Nayee


Pestilence and prayer saints and the art of the plague in italy from 1370 - 1600, Jessica Ortega

Theses/Dissertations from 2011


A comparative review of the works of Feldman, Sternberg, Gardner and Eisner and the resulting practical application for the secondary art classroom, Heather Denmark


Art in the light of knowing a cognitive approach to the creative process, Victor M. Knoe


Art teacher preparation does the path to certification in Florida matter?, Deanna Jean Price

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

Pagans, prefects, and emperors : a reexamination of the sarcophagus of Junius Bassus, Lauren Elizabeth Astafan

An analysis of the graphic novel adaptation of the Iliad by Homer for use in the secondary classroom, Christopher Baltazar

Between Near and Far: Somewhere in Between, Molly Bender

An eddy of self discovery, Stephanie Tyler Cafcules

Art, avoidism, and automation, Jon Didier

Behind closed doors : new images of manhood, Wesley Harris

Using Meyer's Twilight in the secondary classroom, Tierney Miller

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

Spiritual seascapes : finding God in the waters of John Frederick Kensett, Amanda C. Banacki

The votive experience : from Brazil to the global perspective, Natalia da Silva Marques

The unification of portraiture and genre in paintings by Sofonisba Anguissola, Jessica Louise Duby

In the name of Saint George : ivory saddles from the fifteenth century, Robyn Dora Radway

Rest in peace : a study in solo performance, Kelli Rose Sleigh

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

Personal personnel : the effects on teachers and administrators of a failing school due to high-stakes testing, Carley Lyn Blades

Roman women : a study of public sculpture and its significance in the autgustan program of cultural reform, Stephanie Ann Jordan

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

Covers : social significance of apparel in portraiture, Amanda Farrell

Do you see what I see? : a visual artist's exploration of African American women and obsessions with visual appearance, Leah R. Gipson

A Curriculum Guide for Integrating Literary Theory into Twelfth Grade Florida english Language Arts, Helen Philpot


Interpreter of Maladies: Analyzing Current Young Adult Indo-Caribbean Literature for Inclusion in Today's High School Canon, Reshma Ramkellawan

Working for Play, Jonathan E. Scarboro

Ideas of space, Carson A. Wampler

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

James Ensor: Northern European Art and the Carnivalesque, Bryce Dwyer

Willing Participant: The Emergent Sexuality of Post-Feminist Women, Ashley Ford

African Art in Western Museums: Issues and Perspectives, Nancy Petty

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

Likeness: Empathy in Art, Daniel Coeyman

Constructing a Memory House: Preserving the Past through Personal Relics, Shannon Collier

Between Modernism and Postmodernism: Examining Epochal Markers, Robert Grassel

Life Support: Sustaining a Personal Aesthetic, Jennifer O'Malley

At Home: Representations of Identity through Portraiture and Narrative, Stefanie Storm

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

The Role of Contemporary Artists and Mathematics in the Art Classroom, Katherine Blair

Exploring Life Through the Depths of the Subconscious Mind, Urszula Blaszak

Channeling Aesthetics in the Digital Realm: Designing Virtual Homes for the Artists of, Chantale Fontaine

Significance of Masking Traditions in Mesoamerica, Erin Garrett

The Absurdity of Honor, Tuong Anh Millspaugh

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

In search of the sublime, Sarah Lange

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

Whistle while you work, Karen Breneman

The visualization of the creative experience, Christopher Davison

Imarill of the star : an illustrated children's novel, Carolyn Fleetwood

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

Migraine auras and hypergraphia and their connection to Hildegard Von Bingen, Megan Paquette

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

Glass houses: the end of privacy, Angela M. Sinkovits

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

All the king's horses (a 3-dimenslonal fine art piece), David Edwal Jones

Civil uprising, Michael P. Kloss

Theses/Dissertations from 1998

The song of Athena, Beverly D. Ervin Frazier

Mor' better, mor' worse : the effects of marriage on the valuing of art, Lindsy Riepma

Theses/Dissertations from 1997

Totems : a comparison and contrast of four totemic sculptures in northern exposure with Northwest Coast Native American totem poles, Meredith Harper Moody

Theses/Dissertations from 1994

Sky Woman was Pushed: How the European Influence on Iroquoias Spirituality Changed the Social Structure of the Iroquois Confederacy of Nations, Jessica P. Maguire