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 2015

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Dhoopa Harish, Priyanka (2015), Towards Designing Energy-Efficient Secure Hashes

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Dunnigan, Shannon K. (2015), Habitat Value of Restored Intertidal Shoreline for Fish and Macrobenthic Communities in Northeast Florida

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Esmaeili, Farzaneh (2015), The Difference Principle in Rawls: Pragmatic or Infertile?

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Evans, Robert (2015), Integrating Security into the Undergraduate Software Engineering Curriculum

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Floyd, Shelley Ann (2015), Neuropsychological, Cognitive and Physiological Implications of Barefoot Running on Working Memory

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Gamal Eldin Tawfik, Ahmed (2015), Autonomous Small Scale Data-logger for Temperature Mapping

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Gouge, Jeffrey B. (2015), A Targeted Denial of Service Attack on Data Caching Networks

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Hart, Hannah (2015), Molecular Identification and Functional Characteristics of Peptide Transporter 1 (PEPT1) in the Bonnethead Shark (Sphyrna tiburo)

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Higham, Bryan (2015), Soldiers and Civil Rights: The Impact of World War II on Jacksonville's African American Community, 1954-1960

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Hoeppner, Joseph A. (2015), A Comparison of Cloud Computing Database Security Algorithms

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Huang, Jici (2015), Sorting by Block Moves

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James, Elle D. (2015), Characterization of a Biosynthetic Pathway Yielding Anticancer Natural Products from a Marine Bacterium

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James, Lauren (2015), Parental Self-Efficacy: Development of a Measure to Reduce Children’s Contaminant Exposure

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Johnson, Adrian Derrick (2015), Tapping into the Social Capital of African American Alumni of Urban High Schools

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Keisling, Mai Dinh (2015), Community Leaders' Perceptions of Their Leadership Behaviors and Practices Used to Influence K-12 Public Education: A Q Methodology Study

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Leary, Arianne Ella (2015), Effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Deep Sea Fishes

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Loesch, Matthew Allen (2015), My Own Worst Enemy: Exploring Factors that Predict Self-Harm

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Mahanga, Mwaka (2015), Unknown Exception Handling Tool Using Humans as Agents

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Maholland, Peter D. (2015), Effects of Prescribed Fire on Upland Plant Biodiversity and Abundance in Northeast Florida

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Marques, Edward (2015), Effects of the Exotic Red Imported Fire Ant (Solenopsis invicta) on the Growth and Survival of the Threatened Hooded Pitcher Plant (Sarracenia minor)

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McAdams, Sean (2015), Virtualization Components of the Modern Hypervisor

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Michaud, Nicholas (2015), Role Tension in the Academy: A Philosophical Inquiry into Faculty Teaching and Research

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Miller, Deborah F. (2015), Analyzing the Effect of Individual Factors and Organizational Context on Faculty Participation in Online Teaching

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Perrine, Cameron M. (2015), Family Stressors and Problem Behaviors of At-Risk Elementary School Girls: A Latent Class Analysis

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Powe, Ouida Y. (2015), The Jacksonville Commitment Scholars Program: Graduates’ Perceptions of Supports and Challenges

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Provenzano, Andrew (2015), Adapting to Water Scarcity: Effects of Irrigation Management

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Richardson, Stephen (2015), The Perceptions of Black Teachers Regarding Their Decision to Teach and Satisfaction with Their Work Experiences in Predominantly White K-12 Schools

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Riel, Paul E. (2015), Campus Planners' Preferences For Residence Hall Project Delivery Methods

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Saredy, Jason J. (2015), Infection and Dissemination of TaV-GFP Tagged Sindbis in Aedine Mosquitoes and Cell Lines

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Simpson, Justin T. (2015), Quasi-Subjectivity and Ethics in Non-Modernity

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Snook, Daniel Walter II (2015), Is What Is Past Always Prologue? Priming to Past Conflicts and Fear of Terrorism Influence Americans’ Support for Military Intervention in Syria

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Soni, Neha (2015), An Empirical Performance Analysis Of IaaS Clouds With CloudStone Web 2.0 Benchmarking Tool

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Stegmann, Gabriela M. (2015), Comparing Group Means When Nonresponse Rates Differ

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Tancreto, Amanda E. (2015), 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

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Thoma, Kathleen Anne (2015), Stories of Challenge and Resilience: The Impact of Ecological Factors on the Lived Experiences of Low Income, Urban Young Adults Living with HIV/AIDS

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Thomas, Peter R. Jr. (2015), Camp, Combat, and Campaign: North Carolina's Confederate Experience

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Todaro, Gabriel Francis (2015), The Development of a Hydrodynamics-Based Storm Severity Index

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Toro, Andrea del Pilar (2015), Effect of Lateral Stiffness on Bridge Deck Performance

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Tritinger, Amanda S. (2015), Numerical Modeling and Analysis of Tidal Variance and Marsh Productivity in the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve, Florida

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Vijayakumar, Sruthi (2015), Hadoop Based Data Intensive Computation on IAAS Cloud Platforms

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Walker, Christopher J. (2015), The Role of Neurotensin Receptors on Visceral Pain and Activity Levels in Mice.

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Zambrano, Jesus (2015), Mobile Cloud Computing: Offloading Mobile Processing to the Cloud

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Angel, Michelle L. (2014), The Effects of Rain on Traffic Safety and Operations on Florida Freeways

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Ardag, Dorukhan (2014), Examining Optimal Form of Two Scale Approximation (TSA) for Calculating Snl Source Term

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Arnold, Jason Dean (2014), Leadership Style and Readiness to Lead: Perceptions of Florida Level 1 Educational Leadership Preparation Program Participants

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Arockiasamy, Britto N. (2014), Trustworthiness of Web Services

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Baker, Henry Thomas (2014), A Study of Walkway Safety and Evaluation of Tribological Test Equipment

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Baker-Townsend, Julie Ann (2014), Quality Improvement Measures for Cervical Screening Guidelines in a Clinic for Uninsured Adults

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Bhogal, Varun (2014), Analysis of BFSA Based Anti-Collision Protocol in LF, HF, and UHF RFID Environments

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Boyer, William Robert II (2014), The Associations Between HOMA-IR and Muscular Strengthening Activity in Euglycemic U.S. Adults

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Byron, Christopher (2014), Critically Developing Real Capabilities

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Castilla, Dalila (2014), A Hybrid Approach Using RUP and Scrum as a Software Development Strategy

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Chen, Tavymae W. (2014), Predictive Utility and Achievement Outcomes of Two Simultaneous District-Developed Interim Assessment Programs

Coyle, Shannon Jean (2014), Improving Accurate Diagnosis and Treatment for Acute Viral Conjunctivitis

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Cummings, Andrea Marie (2014), The Impact of Student Support Services on Academic Success at a Select Historically Black College and University

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Curtis, Megan E. (2014), Due to a Bone Marrow Transplant, is Loneliness From Hospital Isolation a Predictor of Health Outcomes

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Dumouchel, Jerrett R. (2014), The Power of Facebook for Universities: A Study of Official Facebook Pages of Florida's Universities

Dyer-Kramer, Theresa (2014), The Use of a Tool to Assess Long Term Care Surveyor Efficiency and Effectiveness

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Dzoba, Nicholas (2014), Investigating Mentors' Perceptions Of The Effectiveness Of Using Resiliency-Building Strategies Within An At-Risk Adolescent Intervention Program

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El-Gharib, Georges (2014), Evaluation of the Empirical Deck Design for Vehicular Bridges

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Ermak, Jessica Lea (2014), The Social Structure and Mating Strategies of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the St. Johns River

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Fetter, Katie L. (2014), Efficacy of Bydureon in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

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Gallucci, Nicole Lynn (2014), From Chaos to Order: Balancing Cross-Cultural Communication in the Pre-Colonial and Colonial Southeast

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Goldfarb, Allison (2014), Increasing Practitioner Knowledge of Ketamine as an Adjunct Analgesic for Postoperative Pain

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Gonzalez De Acevedo, Melissa I. (2014), Reproductive Biology of the Bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo) from the Southeastern U.S. Atlantic Coast

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Goyal, Poonam (2014), Comparative Study of C, Java, C# and Jython

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Greene-Sanders, Dominique T N (2014), The Plausibility of a Slippery Slope: Guantanamo Bay as an Example of Direct/Indirect Participation in Torture and the Corruption of Societal Morality

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Griffin, Heather Renee (2014), The Importance of Collaboration Between Parents and School in Special Education: Perceptions From the Field

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Haley, Tara C. (2014), No Teacher Left Behind: An Exploration of the Current Teacher Performance Evaluation System in Florida

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Halleck, Jeannemarie (2014), E Pluribus Unum? Liberalism and the Search for Civility in America

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Harmon, debran L. (2014), Anesthesia Safety: Filter Needle Use With Glass Ampules

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Harris, Wallace (2014), Facility Matters: The Perception Of Academic Deans Regarding The Role Of Facilities in Higher Education

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Jimison, Zachary N. (2014), The Effect of Music Familiarity on Driving: A Simulated Study of the Impact of Music Familiarity Under Different Driving Conditions

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Kaufman, Jaime C. (2014), A Hybrid Approach to Music Recommendation: Exploiting Collaborative Music Tags and Acoustic Features

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Kay, Shannon A. (2014), Factors Affecting Storm Characteristics in the Battery and Vicinity

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Kenofer, Benjamin David Hershey (2014), Bringing Out The Feminist In Bernard Williams: Constructing An Anti-Moralistic Care Ethic

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Kissinger, Alicia (2014), Depressive Rumination and the Mood-as-Input Hypothesis

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Likely, Rasheda S. (2014), Functional Characterization of a Putative Disaccharide Membrane Transporter in Crustacean Intestine

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Manners Bucolo, Catherine (2014), Food for Thought and Thought for Food: Applying Care Ethics to the American Eater

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McWhirter, Lynn (2014), Novel Oral Anticoagulants: Bedrest and Bleeding in Patients Undergoing Atrial Fibrillation Catheter Ablation

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Montoya, Luis Humberto (2014), Analysis of a 10-year Nearshore Wave Database and its Implications to Littoral Processes

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Nekolny, Samantha Ryanne (2014), The Effects of Sampling Design on Abundance and Distribution of Bottlenose Dolphins in the St. Johns River, Florida

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Olsen, William Edward (2014), Transitions in Line Bitangency Submanifolds for a One-Parameter Family of Immersion Pairs

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Olson, Theodore (2014), Transcriptional Regulation of Neurogenic Atrophy-Induced Gene Expression by Muscle Ring Finger-1 and Myogenic Regulatory Factors

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Patterson, Andrea M. (2014), Evaluating The Effects of an Educational Lifestyle Modification Intervention on Blood Pressure in Adults With Prehypertension

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Pearson, Phyllis Findley (2014), 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

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Peters, Glori White (2014), Parental Involvement in the College-going Process: A Q Methodology Study

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Peterson, Maria Louise (2014), Effect of Feed Additives on Amino Acid and Dipeptide Transport by Intestines of American Lobster and Atlantic White Shrimp

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Rana, Chirag N. (2014), Enabling One-Phase Commit (1PC) Protocol for Web Service Atomic Transaction (WS-AT)

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Richardson, Michael R. (2014), Gender Differences in High Sensitivity C - Reactive Protein and Self-Reported Muscle Strengthening Activity Among U.S. Adults

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Romesberg, Tricia L. (2014), Midline Catheter Use in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit

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Rossodivito, Anthony M (2014), The Struggle Against Bandits: The Cuban Revolution and Responses to CIA-Sponsored Counter-Revolutionary Activity, 1959-1963

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Rowan, Lisa S. (2014), Effects of Asphondylia borrichiae, Simulated Herbivory, and Nutritional Status on Survival, Flowering, and Seed Viability in Sea Oxeye Daisy (Borrichia frutescens)

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Rumancik, Terikay (2014), Learning Strategies and Leadership Behaviors of Small Business Leaders in Northeast Florida

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Ryndak, Karen M. (2014), Alibi Witnesses: Willingness to Provide False Alibis

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Sastre, Jessica Lyn (2014), When Thoughts Clash: Self-Compassion and Self-Monitoring as Moderators of Cognitive Dissonance

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Seneca, Martha E. (2014), Improving Anesthesia Professional Adherence to Hand Hygiene

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Seneca, Michael J. (2014), Meta-Analysis of Herbal Cannabis Therapy for Chronic Pain

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Serotta, Jennifer Lynn (2014), Increasing Physical Activity in Post Liver Transplant Patients

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Slavicz, Susan Bennett (2014), Building a Professional Learning Community at the University Level: A Case Study of an Information Fluency Initiative