This collection contains electronically submitted and retrospectively digitized graduate-level 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 2018

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Armendinger, Chelsey Lauren (2018), Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Malnutrition Education Program in the Outpatient Setting

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Boltz, Adrian Joseph (2018), Relationship Between Concussion Symptom Clusters and Return-to-Play Time in College Athletes with Sports-Related Concussions: 2009-2010 to 2013-2014 DISC

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Brown, Amber (2018), Detection of cyanotoxins (microcystins/nodularins) in hepatic tissues and epidermal mats of stranded bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Northeast Florida

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Carpenter, Rachel (2018), Pokémon Go as a Positive Virtual Reality Game: Promoting Cognitive, Affective, and Empathic Benefits

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Coffey, Lucas B. (2018), Assessing Ratio-Based Fatigue Indexes Using a Single Channel EEG

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Copello, Evan (2018), Hard Copy versus #Hashtag: Examining the Channels of Terrorist Propaganda

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Corrick, Corey Travis (2018), Spatial variation in fishery exploitation of mature female blue crabs (C. sapidus) in Chesapeake Bay

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Crutchfield, Daniel (2018), Get Legitimate: Achievements Promote Recovery from Addiction via Non-Addict Identity

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Field, Graeme (2018), Particle Filters for State Estimation of Confined Aquifers

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Fong, Joseph D. (2018), The Distinction of the Interactions Between the Transmembrane Domains of Basigin Gene Products and Monocarboxylate Transporters

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Gibbs, Alarie A. (2018), The Perceptions of Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organization Leaders Regarding Their Role in K-12 Arts Education

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Gomes Affonseca Netto, Nelson (2018), The Effect of Friction Stir Processing on The Microstructure and Tensile Behavior of Aluminum Alloys

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Haule, Henrick Joseph (2018), Evaluation of Traffic Incident Timeline to Quantify the Performance of Incident Management Strategies

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Hayes, Caleb (2018), Tetratricopeptide 39C (TTC39C) Is Upregulated During Skeletal Muscle Atrophy and is Necessary for Muscle Cell Differentiation

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Joiner, Joshua M. (2018), Automating CIRI Ratings of Human Rights Reports Using Gate

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Kaddour, Inan (2018), Mobile Cloud Computing: A Comparison Study of Cuckoo and AIOLOS Offloading Frameworks

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Karaer, Alican (2018), Effects of Traffic Incidents on Adjacent Facilities and Alternative Re-Routing Strategies

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Michael, Brett C. (2018), Attrition in Behavioral Parent Training Programs in Clinical and Community Settings: A Meta-analytic Review

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Morris, Megan Colleen (2018), Treatment Analysis of a Captive Male Jaguar (Panthera onca)

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Mortimer, Anthony D. (2018), Priorities for School Safety: The Alignment between Federal and State School Safety Legislation and Safety Needs as Perceived by Education Stakeholders in Florida Private Schools for Exceptional Students

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Njobelo, Gwamaka Lameck (2018), A Microscopic Simulation Study of Applications of Signal Phasing and Timing Information in a Connected Vehicle Environment

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Olah, Matthew D. (2018), Putting the “Gay” in Gamers: Increasing Identification with Homosexuals Through Video Games

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Rariden, Brandi Scot (2018), Sedentary Time and the Cumulative Risk of Preserved and Reduced Ejection Fraction Heart Failure: from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

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Rowe, Tara (2018), College Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Knowledge of Self-determination: A Study to Inform Educational Practices and Policies

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Sanchez, Mackenzie Lee (2018), Effect of Vessel-Generated Waves in Near Low Tide Conditions on Shorelines in the Intracoastal Waterways

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Smith, Morgan M. Mr. (2018), The Role of Wave Self-Similarity in Nearshore Wave Spectra

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Williams, Nadina Melina (2018), Cross-Cultural Study of the Predictors of Learning in Children Ages 11-15 Years Old

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Yetsko, Kelsey L. (2018), Estimating the heritability of thermal tolerance in Acropora cervicornis and the physiological basis of adaptation that correlates to survival at elevated temperatures

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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Alkadi, Alaa (2017), Anomaly Detection in RFID Networks

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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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Burton, Jametoria Lynette Houston (2017), Examining Leadership Approaches of Community College Administrators: Understanding Leadership and Change Processes

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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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Copeland, John (2017), Loneliness and Student Health: Replication and Exploratory Analysis

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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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Fuller, Jacob (2017), Strength Property Variability in Microbial Induced Calcite Precipitation Soils

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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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Jackson, Jennifer L. (2017), Perceptions of First-Generation College Students of Color: The Road Less Traveled

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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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Martinez, Luisa C. (2017), The Perceived Roles of Student Affairs Administrators in Public Higher Education

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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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Muthiah, Karthika Ms. (2017), Performance Evaluation of Hadoop based Big Data Applications with HiBench Benchmarking tool on IaaS Cloud Platforms

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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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Shrivastava, Dishi (2017), The Impact of Social Presence and User Experience on Gender Sensitive E-Tail Websites

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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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Snedden, Larry D. (2017), Improving Search Ranking Using a Composite Scoring Approach

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Southard, Spencer (2017), Designing 2D Interfaces For 3D Gesture Retrieval Utilizing Deep Learning

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

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Tennant, Kaylin S. (2017), Behavioral and Physiological Assessment of Zoo-Housed Heterosexual Gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) Troops with Multiple Silverbacks

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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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Wallace, Brett (2017), Sentence recall in children with autism spectrum disorder

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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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Willis, Christopher (2017), The Obama Pivot to Asia: An Analysis of the Fundamentals

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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