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 2017

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Ale, Joanna L. (2017), Appreciating Neurodiversity: ASD Perceptions of Experiences in a Higher Education Transition Program and the Implications for Higher Ed Leaders

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Al-Sammarraie, Mareh Fakhir (2017), An Empirical Investigation of Collaborative Web Search Tool on Novice's Query Behavior

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Araujo, Brandon (2017), Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change: How Risk Influences Decision-Making

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Barrett, Enita E. (2017), Belizean teachers’ perceptions of Intercultural Bilingual Education as a language preservation tool: A Q Methodology Study

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Beard, Sarah J. (2017), Prosociality and Risk: How Risky Decision-Making in Young Adults Relates to Altruistic Tendencies, Empathic Concern, and Prosocial Peer Affiliation

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Bishop, Travis (2017), The Effects of Ego Depletion and Emotional Intelligence on Risk-Taking

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Brunson, Debra Nickole (2017), Loss of outer membrane porins in clonally related clinical isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae modifies the bacteria; resulting in altered resistance to phagocytosis by macrophages

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Carpenter, Jeffrey Cohen (2017), Survey Gear Comparisons and Shark Nursery Habitat Use in Southeast Georgia Estuaries

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Coker, Theresa J. (2017), Secondary-School Principals' Perceptions of their Role in the Retention of the Novice Teacher

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Deval, Niharika (2017), Empirical Evaluation of Cloud IaaS Platforms using System-level Benchmarks

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Dougherty, Ryan (2017), Rhapsode Metaphor: Understanding the Student-Teacher Relationship in Philosophy for Children

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Ehnert, Samantha L. (2017), Mercury Accumulation and Effects in the Brain of Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks (Rhiszoprionodon Terranovae)

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Frier, Jason Ross (2017), Genetic Algorithms as a Viable Method of Obtaining Branch Coverage

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Gamal, Doaa (2017), Social Networks Influence Analysis

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Gilberstadt, Candance Wise (2017), Mother-child Planning: Microgenetic Changes in Maternal Instruction Behaviors as a Function of Task Goals

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Hart, Andrea Ilene (2017), Understanding Leadership Practice Utilizing a Naturalistic Decision-Making Model Among Health Care Leaders

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Henderson, Travis Brett (2017), Professional Conversations within Self-Contained Classrooms: The Shared Perspectives of Teachers, Paraprofessionals, and Administrators

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Jamison, Rudolph F. Jr. (2017), Black Male Perspectives of the Role Race Plays with Black Male Leader/Leadership Development in the World of Work

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Jayapal, Ranjith (2017), Biometric encryption system for increased security

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Kakareka, Karina Marie (2017), Transcriptional Regulation of Skeletal Muscle Atrophy-Induced Gene Expression by Muscle Ring Finger-1 and Myogenic Regulatory Factors

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Khalil, Hibah (2017), The Role of the Quality of a Website in Consumer Perception

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Khatwani, Chanchal (2017), Security Analysis of ECC Based Protocols

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King, Carissa DeeAnn (2017), The Soundscape of the St. Johns River and its Potential Impacts on the Habitat Use Patterns of Bottlenose Dolphins

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Kitali, Angela E. (2017), Bayesian Approach on Quantifying the Safety Effects of Pedestrian Countdown Signals to Drivers

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Knapp, Alexander (2017), Finite Element Modeling of the Plantar Fascia: A Viscohyperelastic Approach

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Kodakoglu, Furkan (2017), Performance analysis on Free-piston linear expander

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Lambert, Glenn M. II (2017), Security Analytics: Using Deep Learning to Detect Cyber Attacks

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Lepere, Alexus (2017), Can Coloring Reduce Stress and Increase Working Memory in the Elderly?

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Levert, Dominique (2017), Attrition from School-Based Behavioral Parent Training Programs A Meta-Analytic Review

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Ludden, Brian James (2017), Unheard Voices: Black Adolescents' Perceptions of Mental Health In Urban Communities

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Machumu, Kelvin S. (2017), Enhancing the Existing Microscopic Simulation Modeling Practice for Express Lane Facilities

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Mercurio, Dominic George IV (2017), Testing a Communal Goal Affordance Intervention for Increasing Women's S.T.E.M. Motivation

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Orasheva, Jennet (2017), The Effect of Corrosion Defects on the Failure of Oil and Gas Transmission Pipelines: A Finite Element Modeling Study

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Raley, Mikaela J. (2017), Social Connectedness and Social Support in a Military and Civilian College Population: Associations with Psychological, Physical and Stress-Related Health Outcomes

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Rodak, Jourdan A. (2017), PTSD’s True Color; Examining the effect of a short-term coloring intervention on the stress, anxiety and working memory of veterans with PTSD.

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Scherzer, Ryan D. (2017), Degradation Resistant Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Substrates

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Skeete, Brenda Joyce (2017), The Identification of Demographic Profiles of K-12 Public School Districts Employing Female Superintendents in California, Michigan, New York, and Texas

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Smith, Lawrence Russell (2017), A case study: the executive leadership response at a community hospital to the value-based purchasing requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

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Sudhindaran, Daniel Sushil (2017), Generating a Normalized Database Using Class Normalization

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Thurston, Joan E. (2017), Student-Athlete Perception of Coaching Leadership Behaviors’ Influence on Mental Health Symptoms Associated with Anxiety, Depression, Suicidality, and Substance Abuse

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Warren, Alec J. (2017), Britain's Green Fascists: Understanding the Relationship between Fascism, Farming, and Ecological Concerns in Britain, 1919-1951

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Whalen, John (2017), A Multibiomarker Analysis of Pollutant Effects on Atlantic Stingray Populations in Florida’s St. Johns River

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Wheeler, Jared Thomas (2017), Extracting a Relational Database Schema from a Document Database

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Williams, Bethany Dawn (2017), Physical Activity, Body Mass Index, and Clustered Metabolic Risk in U.S. Adolescents: 2007-2012 NHANES.

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yousefian, Pedram (2017), Pore Formation in Aluminum Castings: Theoretical Calculations and the Extrinsic Effect of Entrained Surface Oxide Films

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Ady, Dawn S. (2016), The Ultimate Irony: An Information Age Without Librarians

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Barbas, Ruthie E. (2016), Tests of Reproductive Isolation Between the Fishes Fundulus heteroclitus and F. grandis

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Barton, Jennifer Marie (2016), Investigating the Psychometric Properties of the Self-Compassion Scale: Using Confirmatory and Exploratory Factor Models

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Brayton, Shawn Whittaker (2016), Participant Perceptions of Knowledge Sharing in a Higher Education Community of Practice

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Brown, Josephine Michelle (2016), Characterization of the interaction between Basigin and the pattern recognition receptor TLR4

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Burnette, Carolina (2016), Analysis of a Long-Term Record of Nearshore Currents and Implications in Littoral Transport Processes

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Carle, William R. II (2016), Active Analytics: Adapting Web Pages Automatically Based on Analytics Data

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Clark, Tyrome (2016), Humanitarian Intervention: Moral Perspectives

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Del Giudice, Nora (2016), The Adaptive Memory Effect: Exploring Need for Cognition and Survival Processing

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Di Netta, James Dominick (2016), The Mechanics and Fixed Operations of Human Experience

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Frankenstein, Andrea (2016), To Kill or Not to Kill: Exploring the Roles of Empathy and Working Memory in Moral Decision Making

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Garrett, Keith (2016), Vulnerabililty Analysis of Multi-Factor Authentication Protocols

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Gillis, Ashley Jade (2016), Categorizing Pro-environmental Behaviors Using the Laypeople's Perspective

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Glasser, Ellen (2016), Voices of the First Women Leaders in the Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Greene, Jonathan K. (2016), Secondary-School Department Chairpersons’ Perceptions of Pedagogical Content Knowledge

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Grimes, Tyler L. (2016), A Saddlepoint Approximation to Left-Tailed Hypothesis Tests of Variance for Non-normal Populations

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Haddock, Ashley Noel (2016), Transcriptional Regulation of Dual-Specificity Phosphatase 4 (Dusp4) by Muscle RING Finger 1 (MuRF1) and Myogenic Regulatory Factors

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Hall, Amanda A. (2016), San Antonio de Pocotalaca: An Eighteenth-Century Yamasee Indian Town in St. Augustine, Florida, 1716-1752

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Harper, Kevin M. (2016), Challenging the Efficient Market Hypothesis with Dynamically Trained Artificial Neural Networks

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Hoang, Hung (2016), Safety Implications of Transit Operator Schedule Policies

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Horton, John C. (2016), Thinking About How You Feel: The Relationship between Cognitive Variables in the Context of Depressive Symptoms

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Hull, Kristen Nicole (2016), The Impact of Multiple Opportunities for Aggression on Aggressive Thoughts, Behaviors, and Motivations

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Karle, Kristin A. (2016), Structure and Function of Male Bottlenose Dolphin Alliances in Northeast Florida

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Keller, Thomas V. (2016), Selected High School Science Teachers' Perceptions Regarding Adaptations to Their Instructional Practice Due to the Implimentation of State Required End of Course Exams in a Midsized Central Florida School District

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Laroussi, Ahmed Afia (2016), An Examination of the Perceptions of Elementary School Principals, General Education Teachers, and Special Education Teachers about Supportive Inclusion Practices and Processes

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Lesser, Elizabeth Rochelle (2016), A New Right Tailed Test of the Ratio of Variances

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Lwambagaza, Lina (2016), Modeling Older Driver Behavior on Freeway Merging Ramps

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Monroe-Ossi, Heather M. (2016), Complexities of Technology Integration in the Elementary Classroom Context: A Structural Equation Model Study

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Mulamba, Teddy (2016), The Influence of Sea-Level Rise on Salinity in the Lower St. Johns River and the Associated Physics

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Ozdes, Huseyin (2016), The Relationship Between High-Cycle Fatigue and Tensile Properties in Cast Aluminum Alloys

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Ries, Collin (2016), Potential Wave Impacts On Shorelines In Intertidal Waterways

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Robinson, Tyler (2016), Pain and Principle: The Effects of Nociceptive Stimuli on Moral Decision Making

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Rodriguez, Rosanna (2016), Seft-Monitoring and Attitude Polarization: Individual Differences in the Role of Belief Consistency and Belief Confidence in the Mere-Thought Effect

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Scheffler, Olivia (2016), Functional Characterization of a Novel Disaccharide Membrane Transporter in the Digestive Tract of the American Lobster, Homarus americanus

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Speegle, Shelby (2016), The Effect of Gender Threat on Implicit Sexism and Stereotyping

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Swenarton, Mary (2016), Population Ecology of Invasive Lionfish (Pterois volitans/miles) in the South Atlantic Bight

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Tang, Ying (2016), Comparative Study of School and Science Teacher Technology Leaderships in High and Middle Schools in the United States and China

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Thompson, Renita Taylor (2016), Examining Perceptions of Black Administrators in Higher Education Regarding Administrative Leadership Opportunities

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Torri Dischinger, Maria Inês (2016), Loss of Resources and Demoralization in the Chronically Ill: A Mediation Model

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Unal, Ogun (2016), Characterization of Tensile Deformation in AZ91 Mg Alloy Castings

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West, Jessica (2016), Ability and Abnormality

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Worsham, Lucas (2016), Unearthing the Seeds of Oppression and Injustice within Education: Using Intuition, Care, and Virtue to Guide the Educative Process and Cultivate Morality.

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Afflerbach, Kevin Andrew (2015), Humorous Developments: Ridicule, Recognition, and the Development of Agency

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Alnojeidi, Albatool H. (2015), Gender Differences in Low Back Pain and Self-Reported Muscle Strengthening Activity Among U.S. Adults

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Anderson, Brenda Carol (2015), Non-Lethal Methods for Assessing Reproductive Status in Bonnethead Sharks (Sphyrna tiburo)

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Andolina, Tiffany Lucille (2015), Self-Monitoring and Romantic Relationships: Individual Differences in Romantic Jealousy

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Antonio, Lilyeth (2015), Misinformation and Need for Cognition: How They Affect False Memories

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Bell, Emily A. (2015), The Relationship Between Illness Representations, Avoidant Coping, and Health Outcomes in People with Ongoing Symptoms of Chronic Illness

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Bredesen, Michael H. (2015), The Simulation & Evaluation of Surge Hazard Using a Response Surface Method in the New York Bight

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Brown, Amanda (2015), The Reproductive Biology of the Finetooth Shark, Carcharhinus isodon, in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean

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Burnett, Aron J. (2015), Multi-Cultural Model of Relational Personhood and Implementing Philosophy for Children (P4C): A Refusal of the Illusion of Individualism in America

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Cahill, Bethaney (2015), The Effect of O Antigen Loss on the Protein Composition and Inflammatory Response Elicited by Klebsiella pneumoniae

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Call, Melissa Jewell (2015), Examination of Exceptional Student Educators’ Personal Practical Theories and the Implications for Practice

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Cazeau, Stephanie (2015), Taking the Victim Out of Sexual Assault: The Effect of Self-Compassion on Sexual Assault Survivors

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Charapko, Aleksey (2015), Time Series Similarity Search in Distributed Key-Value Data Stores Using R-Trees