This collection contains electronically submitted and retrospectively digitized theses, dissertations, and doctoral projects for which we have the permission to distribute online. Beginning with the fall of 2012, all theses and dissertations have been submitted through UNF Digital Commons. Other theses, dissertations, and projects are available in paper format and may be found using the library’s OneSearch system.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Humorous Developments: Ridicule, Recognition, and the Development of Agency, Kevin Andrew Afflerbach

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Gender Differences in Low Back Pain and Self-Reported Muscle Strengthening Activity Among U.S. Adults, Albatool H. Alnojeidi

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Non-Lethal Methods for Assessing Reproductive Status in Bonnethead Sharks (Sphyrna tiburo), Brenda Carol Anderson

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Self-Monitoring and Romantic Relationships: Individual Differences in Romantic Jealousy, Tiffany Lucille Andolina

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Misinformation and Need for Cognition: How They Affect False Memories, Lilyeth Antonio

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The Relationship Between Illness Representations, Avoidant Coping, and Health Outcomes in People with Ongoing Symptoms of Chronic Illness, Emily A. Bell

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The Simulation & Evaluation of Surge Hazard Using a Response Surface Method in the New York Bight, Michael H. Bredesen

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The Reproductive Biology of the Finetooth Shark, Carcharhinus isodon, in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean, Amanda Brown

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Multi-Cultural Model of Relational Personhood and Implementing Philosophy for Children (P4C): A Refusal of the Illusion of Individualism in America, Aron J. Burnett

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The Effect of O Antigen Loss on the Protein Composition and Inflammatory Response Elicited by Klebsiella pneumoniae, Bethaney Cahill

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Examination of Exceptional Student Educators’ Personal Practical Theories and the Implications for Practice, Melissa Jewell Call

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Taking the Victim Out of Sexual Assault: The Effect of Self-Compassion on Sexual Assault Survivors, Stephanie Cazeau

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Time Series Similarity Search in Distributed Key-Value Data Stores Using R-Trees, Aleksey Charapko

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Use of IBM Collaborative Lifecycle Management Solution to Demonstrate Traceability for Small, Real-World Software Development Project, Lovelesh Chawla

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Sindbis Virus Entry of Mosquito Midgut Epithelia...Is NRAMP Involved?, Florence Yi Ting Chim

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The Perspectives of Preschool Teachers on Instructional Coaching, Melanie Smith Clough

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Bottom Friction Assessment for Hydrodynamic Currents in the Lower St. Johns River, Henok Kefelegn Demissie

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Towards Designing Energy-Efficient Secure Hashes, Priyanka Dhoopa Harish

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Habitat Value of Restored Intertidal Shoreline for Fish and Macrobenthic Communities in Northeast Florida, Shannon K. Dunnigan

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The Difference Principle in Rawls: Pragmatic or Infertile?, Farzaneh Esmaeili

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Integrating Security into the Undergraduate Software Engineering Curriculum, Robert Evans

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Neuropsychological, Cognitive and Physiological Implications of Barefoot Running on Working Memory, Shelley Ann Floyd

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Autonomous Small Scale Data-logger for Temperature Mapping, Ahmed Gamal Eldin Tawfik

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A Targeted Denial of Service Attack on Data Caching Networks, Jeffrey B. Gouge

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Molecular Identification and Functional Characteristics of Peptide Transporter 1 (PEPT1) in the Bonnethead Shark (Sphyrna tiburo), Hannah Hart

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Soldiers and Civil Rights: The Impact of World War II on Jacksonville's African American Community, 1954-1960, Bryan Higham

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A Comparison of Cloud Computing Database Security Algorithms, Joseph A. Hoeppner

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Sorting by Block Moves, Jici Huang

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Characterization of a Biosynthetic Pathway Yielding Anticancer Natural Products from a Marine Bacterium, Elle D. James

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Parental Self-Efficacy: Development of a Measure to Reduce Children’s Contaminant Exposure, Lauren James

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Tapping into the Social Capital of African American Alumni of Urban High Schools, Adrian Derrick Johnson

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Community Leaders' Perceptions of Their Leadership Behaviors and Practices Used to Influence K-12 Public Education: A Q Methodology Study, Mai Dinh Keisling

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Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Deep Sea Fishes, Arianne Ella Leary

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My Own Worst Enemy: Exploring Factors that Predict Self-Harm, Matthew Allen Loesch

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Unknown Exception Handling Tool Using Humans as Agents, Mwaka Mahanga

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Effects of Prescribed Fire on Upland Plant Biodiversity and Abundance in Northeast Florida, Peter D. Maholland

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Effects of the Exotic Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta) on the Growth and Survival of the Threatened Hooded Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia minor), Edward Marques

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Virtualization Components of the Modern Hypervisor, Sean McAdams

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Role Tension in the Academy: A Philosophical Inquiry into Faculty Teaching and Research, Nicholas Michaud

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Analyzing the Effect of Individual Factors and Organizational Context on Faculty Participation in Online Teaching, Deborah F. Miller

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Family Stressors and Problem Behaviors of At-Risk Elementary School Girls: A Latent Class Analysis, Cameron M. Perrine

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The Jacksonville Commitment Scholars Program: Graduates’ Perceptions of Supports and Challenges, Ouida Y. Powe

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Adapting to Water Scarcity: Effects of Irrigation Management, Andrew Provenzano

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The Perceptions of Black Teachers Regarding Their Decision to Teach and Satisfaction with Their Work Experiences in Predominantly White K-12 Schools, Stephen Richardson

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Campus Planners' Preferences For Residence Hall Project Delivery Methods, Paul E. Riel

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Infection and Dissemination of TaV-GFP Tagged Sindbis in Aedine Mosquitoes and Cell Lines, Jason J. Saredy

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Quasi-Subjectivity and Ethics in Non-Modernity, Justin T. Simpson

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Is What Is Past Always Prologue? Priming to Past Conflicts and Fear of Terrorism Influence Americans’ Support for Military Intervention in Syria, Daniel Walter Snook II

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An Empirical Performance Analysis Of IaaS Clouds With CloudStone Web 2.0 Benchmarking Tool, Neha Soni

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Comparing Group Means When Nonresponse Rates Differ, Gabriela M. Stegmann

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Comparison of Hydrologic Model Performance Statistics Using Thiessen Polygon Rain Gauge and NEXRAD Precipitation Input Methods at Different Watershed Spatial Scales and Rainfall Return Frequencies, Amanda E. Tancreto

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Stories of Challenge and Resilience: The Impact of Ecological Factors on the Lived Experiences of Low Income, Urban Young Adults Living with HIV/AIDS, Kathleen Anne Thoma

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Camp, Combat, and Campaign: North Carolina's Confederate Experience, Peter R. Thomas Jr.

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The Development of a Hydrodynamics-Based Storm Severity Index, Gabriel Francis Todaro

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Effect of Lateral Stiffness on Bridge Deck Performance, Andrea del Pilar Toro

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Numerical Modeling and Analysis of Tidal Variance and Marsh Productivity in the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, Florida, Amanda S. Tritinger

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Hadoop Based Data Intensive Computation on IAAS Cloud Platforms, Sruthi Vijayakumar

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The Role of Neurotensin Receptors on Visceral Pain and Activity Levels in Mice., Christopher J. Walker

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Mobile Cloud Computing: Offloading Mobile Processing to the Cloud, Jesus Zambrano

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The Effects of Rain on Traffic Safety and Operations on Florida Freeways, Michelle L. Angel

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Examining Optimal Form of Two Scale Approximation (TSA) for Calculating Snl Source Term, Dorukhan Ardag

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Leadership Style and Readiness to Lead: Perceptions of Florida Level 1 Educational Leadership Preparation Program Participants, Jason Dean Arnold

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Trustworthiness of Web Services, Britto N. Arockiasamy

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A Study of Walkway Safety and Evaluation of Tribological Test Equipment, Henry Thomas Baker

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Quality Improvement Measures for Cervical Screening Guidelines in a Clinic for Uninsured Adults, Julie Ann Baker-Townsend

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Analysis of BFSA Based Anti-Collision Protocol in LF, HF, and UHF RFID Environments, Varun Bhogal

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The Associations Between HOMA-IR and Muscular Strengthening Activity in Euglycemic U.S. Adults, William Robert Boyer II

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Critically Developing Real Capabilities, Christopher Byron

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A Hybrid Approach Using RUP and Scrum as a Software Development Strategy, Dalila Castilla

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Predictive Utility and Achievement Outcomes of Two Simultaneous District-Developed Interim Assessment Programs, Tavymae W. Chen

Improving Accurate Diagnosis and Treatment for Acute Viral Conjunctivitis, Shannon Jean Coyle

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The Impact of Student Support Services on Academic Success at a Select Historically Black College and University, Andrea Marie Cummings

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Due to a Bone Marrow Transplant, is Loneliness From Hospital Isolation a Predictor of Health Outcomes, Megan E. Curtis

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The Power of Facebook for Universities: A Study of Official Facebook Pages of Florida's Universities, Jerrett R. Dumouchel

The Use of a Tool to Assess Long Term Care Surveyor Efficiency and Effectiveness, Theresa Dyer-Kramer

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Investigating Mentors' Perceptions Of The Effectiveness Of Using Resiliency-Building Strategies Within An At-Risk Adolescent Intervention Program, Nicholas Dzoba

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Evaluation of the Empirical Deck Design for Vehicular Bridges, Georges El-Gharib

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The Social Structure and Mating Strategies of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the St. Johns River, Jessica Lea Ermak

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Efficacy of Bydureon in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes, Katie L. Fetter

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From Chaos to Order: Balancing Cross-Cultural Communication in the Pre-Colonial and Colonial Southeast, Nicole Lynn Gallucci

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Increasing Practitioner Knowledge of Ketamine as an Adjunct Analgesic for Postoperative Pain, Allison Goldfarb

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Reproductive Biology of the Bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo) from the Southeastern U.S. Atlantic Coast, Melissa I. Gonzalez De Acevedo

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Comparative Study of C, Java, C# and Jython, Poonam Goyal

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The Plausibility of a Slippery Slope: Guantanamo Bay as an Example of Direct/Indirect Participation in Torture and the Corruption of Societal Morality, Dominique T N Greene-Sanders

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The Importance of Collaboration Between Parents and School in Special Education: Perceptions From the Field, Heather Renee Griffin

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No Teacher Left Behind: An Exploration of the Current Teacher Performance Evaluation System in Florida, Tara C. Haley

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E Pluribus Unum? Liberalism and the Search for Civility in America, Jeannemarie Halleck

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Anesthesia Safety: Filter Needle Use With Glass Ampules, debran L. Harmon

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Facility Matters: The Perception Of Academic Deans Regarding The Role Of Facilities in Higher Education, Wallace Harris

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The Effect of Music Familiarity on Driving: A Simulated Study of the Impact of Music Familiarity Under Different Driving Conditions, Zachary N. Jimison

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A Hybrid Approach to Music Recommendation: Exploiting Collaborative Music Tags and Acoustic Features, Jaime C. Kaufman

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Factors Affecting Storm Characteristics in the Battery and Vicinity, Shannon A. Kay

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Bringing Out The Feminist In Bernard Williams: Constructing An Anti-Moralistic Care Ethic, Benjamin David Hershey Kenofer

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Depressive Rumination and the Mood-as-Input Hypothesis, Alicia Kissinger

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Functional Characterization of a Putative Disaccharide Membrane Transporter in Crustacean Intestine, Rasheda S. Likely

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Food for Thought and Thought for Food: Applying Care Ethics to the American Eater, Catherine Manners Bucolo

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Novel Oral Anticoagulants: Bedrest and Bleeding in Patients Undergoing Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation, Lynn McWhirter

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Analysis of a 10-year Nearshore Wave Database and its Implications to Littoral Processes, Luis Humberto Montoya

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The Effects of Sampling Design on Abundance and Distribution of Bottlenose Dolphins in the St. Johns River, Florida, Samantha Ryanne Nekolny

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Transitions in Line Bitangency Submanifolds for a One-Parameter Family of Immersion Pairs, William Edward Olsen