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

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

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

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

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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

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Transcriptional Regulation of Neurogenic Atrophy-Induced Gene Expression by Muscle Ring Finger-1 and Myogenic Regulatory Factors, Theodore Olson

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Evaluating The Effects of an Educational Lifestyle Modification Intervention on Blood Pressure in Adults With Prehypertension, Andrea M. Patterson

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Beyond High School Readiness in the 21st Century: A Multi-Case Study of the Perspectives of African American High School Students in Accelerated Learning Programs and Their Experiences of Success in Terms of Efficacy, Ethnicity, and Future Aspirations, Phyllis Findley Pearson

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Parental Involvement in the College-going Process: A Q Methodology Study, Glori White Peters

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Effect of Feed Additives on Amino Acid and Dipeptide Transport by Intestines of American Lobster and Atlantic White Shrimp, Maria Louise Peterson

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Enabling One-Phase Commit (1PC) Protocol for Web Service Atomic Transaction (WS-AT), Chirag N. Rana

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Gender Differences in High Sensitivity C - Reactive Protein and Self-Reported Muscle Strengthening Activity Among U.S. Adults, Michael R. Richardson

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Midline Catheter Use in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, Tricia L. Romesberg

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The Struggle Against Bandits: The Cuban Revolution and Responses to CIA-Sponsored Counter-Revolutionary Activity, 1959-1963, Anthony Rossodivito M

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Effects of Asphondylia borrichiae, Simulated Herbivory, and Nutritional Status on Survival, Flowering, and Seed Viability in Sea Oxeye Daisy (Borrichia frutescens), Lisa S. Rowan

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Learning Strategies and Leadership Behaviors of Small Business Leaders in Northeast Florida, Terikay Rumancik

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Alibi Witnesses: Willingness to Provide False Alibis, Karen M. Ryndak

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When Thoughts Clash: Self-Compassion and Self-Monitoring as Moderators of Cognitive Dissonance, Jessica Lyn Sastre

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Improving Anesthesia Professional Adherence to Hand Hygiene, Martha E. Seneca

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Meta-Analysis of Herbal Cannabis Therapy for Chronic Pain, Michael J. Seneca

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Increasing Physical Activity in Post Liver Transplant Patients, Jennifer Lynn Serotta

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Building a Professional Learning Community at the University Level: A Case Study of an Information Fluency Initiative, Susan Bennett Slavicz

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The Performance of Simple Artificial Floating Wetland Communities and Their Effects on Aquatic Nutrient Levels and Algal Abundance, Bradley L. Sleeth

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Before King Came: The Foundations of Civil Rights Movement Resistance and St. Augustine, Florida, 1900-1960, James G. Smith

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Examining the Relationships Among Working Memory, Creativity, and Intelligence, Elizabeth M. Southard

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Shear Strength Parameters of Sand Fly Ash Cement Mixtures, Oksana Nikolayevna Spears

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Predicting Pressure Distribution Between Transfemoral Prosthetic Socket and Residual Limb Using Finite Element Analysis, Rajesh Surapureddy