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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Gaston, Keith E. (2018), Distance Learning for Professional Development in Law Enforcement - What Works

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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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Greene, Robert Allan (2018), The Effect of Modality on Student Achievement and Course Completion in a Developmental Mathematics Course

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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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Jones, Donald (2018), Development of Forward and Inversion Schemes for Cross-Borehole Ground Penetrating Radar

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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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Klempin, Rebekah Faith (2018), Parent Perceived Stress and Child Temperament: Qualities that Facilitate or Impede Child Developmental Outcomes

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LaValley, Christopher Travis (2018), Holistic Model of Website Design Elements that Influence Trustworthiness

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Makley, Tracey S. (2018), Intellectual Property Policies Concerning Ownership of Faculty-Created Online Course Materials in Public Higher Education Institutions

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Matemu, Christian Hillary (2018), Development of a One-Way Coupled Diffraction/Trapped Air Model for Predicting Wave Loading on Bridge Superstructure Under Water Wave Attack

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McCarthy, Elizabeth Ann (2018), Twitter Use During Hurricane Irma: How the Local Government Agencies Amplify and Attenuate Risk Factors for the Vulnerable Populations

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McClanahan, Sarah Meghan (2018), Associations between Parenting, Neurobiological Variables, and Adolescent and Young Adult Risk-Taking

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McGill, Robert James (2018), Teacher Perspectives Regarding the Pedagogical Practices Most Culturally Responsive to African American Middle School Students

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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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Morgan, Clark R. (2018), Distribution and community structure of First Coast shark assemblages and their relative trophic niche dynamics

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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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Mowle, Adrien Kathleen (2018), Characterization of Vitellogenesis in the Bonnethead Shark Sphyrna tiburo

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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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Olunuga, Adetunji A. (2018), Profile Analysis of Mobile Application Security

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Perdomo, Melissa C. (2018), The Effects of Tact-to-Mand Transfer Procedures and Prompting Procedures for Increasing Independent Mands in a Child with Autism

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Peterson, Bryan E. (2018), "Contra haereticos accingantur": The Union of Crusading and Anti-heresy Propaganda

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Raabe, Jennifer M. (2018), Vertical Distribution of Meroplankton and Bivalve Competition in a Well-Mixed Estuary

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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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Reynolds, David A. (2018), The effects of the red tide producing dinoflagellate, Karenia brevis, and associated brevetoxins on viability and sublethal stress responses in scleractinian coral: a potential regional stressor to coral reefs

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Robin, Dominic (2018), The Inevitability of Decay: Disability in Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea

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Rodriguez, Michael (2018), Learning Strategies Employed by College Aged Students with Disabilities: The Link Between Metacognition, Motivation, and Working Memory

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Rodriguez-Velez, Ayshka Elise (2018), Power Mobility Sensor Data Collection Verified through Standardized Pediatric Assessments

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Rousis, Gregory (2018), The Truth is Out There: The Use of Conspiracy Theories by Radical Violent Extremist Organizations

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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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Shields, Chelsea (2018), Reproductive Biology of the Tiger Shark in the Western Atlantic Ocean

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Shore, Brian M. (2018), The Influence of Emotional Woundedness on Clergy Leaders In the Christian and Missionary Alliance A Q Methodology Study

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

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Stuart, Justin (2018), "Who will teach the poor little ones to say their prayers?" Catholics, Protestant, and Black Education in Reconstruction Era St. Augustine, Florida.

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Swift, Charis Lee (2018), The Perceived Emotional Intelligence of Elementary Principals and Teachers' Job Satisfaction: Do They Relate?

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Talluri, Sai Raghu (2018), Towards Designing Energy Efficient Symmetric Key Protocols

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Turlapaty, Sandhya (2018), Implementation and Performance Comparison of Some Heuristic Algorithms for Block Sorting

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Veilleux, Candice J. (2018), Impressions of a Female Political Candidate Based on Political Party Affiliation

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Vieira, Michelle Ann (2018), An Integrated Closed Convergent System for Optimal Extraction of Head-Driven Tidal Energy

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Villanueva, Chelsea Denise (2018), Molecular and Evolutionary Analysis of Cyanobacterial Taxonomic Methods

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Ward, Nikole S. (2018), Investigation of Near-Bottom Current Characteristics Along an Open-Ocean Coast

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Webster, Benjamin (2018), On Representations of the Jacobi Group and Differential Equations

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Wheeler, Nathan (2018), On the Effectiveness of an IOT - FOG - CLOUD Architecture for a real-world application

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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

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Yoho, Michael (2018), Self-Monitoring and Friendship: Individual Differences in Relationship Dissolution

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