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 2014

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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

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Sleeth, Bradley L. (2014), The Performance of Simple Artificial Floating Wetland Communities and Their Effects on Aquatic Nutrient Levels and Algal Abundance

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Smith, James G. (2014), Before King Came: The Foundations of Civil Rights Movement Resistance and St. Augustine, Florida, 1900-1960

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Southard, Elizabeth M. (2014), Examining the Relationships Among Working Memory, Creativity, and Intelligence

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Spears, Oksana Nikolayevna (2014), Shear Strength Parameters of Sand Fly Ash Cement Mixtures

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Surapureddy, Rajesh (2014), Predicting Pressure Distribution Between Transfemoral Prosthetic Socket and Residual Limb Using Finite Element Analysis

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Varzoni, Thais Coutinho (2014), Cognitive Improvement After Microsurgical Revascularization for the Treatment of Moyamoya Disease

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Vigliotti, Jeanette C. (2014), The Double Sighted: Visibility, Identity, and Photographs on Facebook

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Vosoughi, Mona (2014), Organizational Development Consulting: A Study of Expert Consultants' Key Strategies

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Warhurst, Billy Christopher (2014), Effects of Elevated Salinity and Oxidative Stress on the Physiology of the Toxigenic Cyanobacterium Microcystis Aeruginosa

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Weber, Matthew (2014), The Effect of Surface Corrosion Damage on the Fatigue Life of Extruded Aluminum Alloy 6061-T6

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Wright, Katharine Mary (2014), Nonnutritive Sweetener and Weight Management: A Potential Paradox in Modern Dieting

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Abadie-Mendia, Trudy (2013), Accountability and Quality in Higher Education: A Case Study

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Andrews, Tyler J. (2013), Fair Play: An Ethical Evaluation of the NCAA's Treatment of Student Athletes

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Arzu Hernandez, Ethel Mae (2013), The Leadership Roles of Secondary Schools Department Heads at Two Government Schools in Belize

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Ayres, Jamie K. (2013), Inscriptions of Power: An Argument Against Traditional Gender Roles in Contemporary Culture

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Badibanga, Junior A. (2013), Cultural Values and Creativity: A Two Country Comparison Between the United States and South Africa

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Biruk, David D. (2013), Neural Network Based Control of Integrated Recycle Heat Exchanger Superheaters in Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers

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Bishop, Nichole Danielle (2013), The Effects of Multiple Abiotic Stressors on the Susceptibility of the Seagrass Thalassia Testudinum to Labyrinthula sp., the Causative Agent of Wasting Disease

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Blandina, Alexander (2013), It’s Personal and Not Just Business: The Effects of Admitting Transgressions on the Perception of Transgressors

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Chilstrom, Peter (2013), Singular Value Inequalities: New Approaches to Conjectures

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Cimino, Rachel Lynn (2013), Variations of Ghrelin, Growth Hormone, and Insulin-Like Growth Factor I in the West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus)

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Clark, Melanie (2013), Student Sucess and Retention : Critical Factors for Success in the Online Environment

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Crowell, Victoria (2013), Teachers' Perceptions of Cultural Change in a Challenged High School During the Implementation of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

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Dailey, Rachael (2013), Impact of Nutritional Status on the Somatotropic Axis and Ghrelin in Phocid Seals

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Downard, Lucas M. (2013), The Effect Overall Density Plays On Performance and Preference in a Windowed Environment

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Duka, Ada (2013), Comparative Sugar Transport by Crustacean Hepatopancreas and Intestine

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Eckert, Killian (2013), Disinfection Performance of Peracetic Acid in Florida Wastewater Reuse Applications

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Edelstein, Hannah (2013), Success and Failure of Experts and Novices in a Complex and Dynamic Business Simulation

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Ferrara, Joseph (2013), A Study of Nonlinear Dynamics in Mathematical Biology

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Giraldo, Hanna I. (2013), The Influence of Levels of Processing on Spanish-English Bilingual False Memory

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Grove, Angela (2013), Effectiveness of Early Interventions for Children and Adolescents Exposed to Potentially Traumatic Events

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Holland, Christine K. (2013), Classroom Intercultural Competence in Teacher Education Students, Interns, and Alumni

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Kaza, Bhagavathi (2013), Performance Evaluation of Data Intensive Computing In The Cloud

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Kleynshteyn, Inna (2013), Social Connectedness and the Quality of Life in Chronically Ill Patients

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Korr, Arlene (2013), Use of Specific Web-Based Simulations to Support Inquiry-Based High School Science Instruction

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Korsman, Breanna (2013), The Spacial and Temporal Community Structure of Ichthyoplankton in a Northeast Florida Estuary : A Study of Ingress at a Faunal Boundary

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Landgraf, Allison (2013), Under Pressure : Self-Compassion as a Predictor of Task Performance and Persistence

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Lauer, Nathan T. (2013), Physiological and Biochemical Responses of Bald Cypress to Salt Stress

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Lemmons, Justin M. (2013), Nutrient Availability Affects Flowering Rate but has Limited Influence on Morphology of the Hooded Pitcher Plant, Sarracenia minor.

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Lemons, Courtney Ann (2013), The Role of Social Support and Emotional Representations in Health Outcomes for Individuals with Chronic Illness

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Lennon, Rachelle Evelyn (2013), A Meta-Analysis of Cultural Differences in Revenge and Forgiveness

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Linquist, Alicia G. (2013), Knockdown of vitellogenin by RNAi increases survivorship but exhibits similar physiological responses to ovariectomy in grasshoppers

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Loucks, Kyle (2013), Plant-Pathogen Interactions Associated with Wasting Disease in the Tropical Seagrass Thalassia testudinum.

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Lutz, Charlotte M. (2013), Women’s Intrasexual Variability in Sexual Psychology and Pain Functioning

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Lyski, Zoe Leah (2013), Arbovirus Persistence and Selection of Persistent Variants Following Chronic Infection in Aedine Mosquitoes: A Comparative Study Between Ae. Aegypti and Ae. Albopictus 30 Days Post Infection With Sindbis Virus

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Martelo, Maira Luz (2013), Early Literacy Practices and Beliefs About Education Among Hispanic Families in Jacksonville, Florida

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Mupparaju, Naveen (2013), Performance Evaluation and Comparison of Distributed Messaging Using Message Oriented Middleware

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Nnoduechi, Christopher Ihesiaba (2013), Nontraditional Graduate Students' Satisfaction With Their Transnational Educational Experience

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Oliveira, Amber K. (2013), The Effects of an Intervention That Includes In-Class Coaching on Preschool Teachers and Children

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Olsen, Kevin C. (2013), The Effects of Thermal Stress and Algal Competition on the Early Life-History Stages of Porites astreoides and the Development of Stress-Detecting Biomarkers for Use in Scleractinan Corals

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Omran, Arthur Phillip Jr. (2013), Bacteriostatic Effects of Sucralose on Environmental Bacteria

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Patin, Gail A. (2013), Program Evaluation in the Nonprofit Sector : An Exploratory Study of Leaders' Perceptions

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Pease, Heather A. (2013), You Get What You Deserve : The Relationship Between Injustice and the Consequences of Social Exclusion

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Provencher, Olga JoAnn (2013), Ecofeminism and Religion: Christianity and the Ethical Approach to the Environment