USF St. Petersburg campus Honors Program Theses (Undergraduate)

 

This collection contains scanned and born digital theses created by USF St. Petersburg campus undergraduate students in the Honors Program. USF St. Petersburg campus's Honors Program took shape in the early 1990s. The first theses published on this campus were submitted to the Poynter Library in 1994. Between 1994 and 2011, the library received these publications from the Honors Program and added print copies to the circulating collection and Special Collections. As theses are born digital, the USF St. Petersburg campus Digital Archive will serve as the repository for all Honors Program theses from 1994 forward.

For more information on the USF St. Petersburg campus Honors Program, visit the website at http://www.usfsp.edu/coas/honors/

It is the intention of the USF St. Petersburg campus Digital Archive to comply with all U.S. and international copyright restrictions and to respect the intellectual property of all authors whose work is represented in the archive. If any individual or corporate entity has concerns about a specific item, please contact digcol at nelson.usf.edu

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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Aspects: An Investigation into Life Writing, John Ballard Pecora

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The Effectiveness of Teaching Ethics, and How Different Majors Perceive One Another’s Ethics, Sarah Smith

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Unintentional Gerrymandering: Why Location Matters in Politics, Thomas P. Towzey

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Crossover: Race and the Changing Culture of the NBA, Roger Walker

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A Cultural and Historical Narrative of the Titanic, Jillian Woodfield

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The Fall: A Short Absurdist Film Process Essay, Carmela Zabala

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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THE PHENOMENOLOGY OF DISTRESS IN THE ABSENCE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND ITS RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER TYPES OF DISTRESS, Rachel Baumsteiger

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The Road to Finding Your Roots, Jenna Bowman

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Palermo’s Subterranean Necropolis: The Capuchin Catacomb, Mary Buckland Rutan

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Memoirs of a Painted Woman, Karleigh Chase

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Intent to Study Abroad: The Role of Subjective Social Status and Intolerance of Ambiguity, Sean Ericson

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Homophobia and Beliefs about Gender Roles, Caitlin B. Forshier

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Occupy Images: Examining Identity and the Occupy Movement, Emily Gorman

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Sugars: Seductive, Sweet, Secret and Deadly, Kaitlyn Gross

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Photosynthetic Solar Cells Using Chlorophyll and the Applications Towards Energy Sustainability, Lucas J. Hoerner

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Autism in the Workforce, David A. Holbrook

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The Problem, One Solution, and The Future : An Investigation of Current and Future Insect Pest Management, Tanjim Hossain

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Burst Goes the Real Estate Bubble: Mortgage Fraud and Changes in Mortgage Processes, Kathryn A. Keller

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Maternal Exploitation, Bethany Levenson

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How we represent and memorialize the Holocaust: museums, sites and memorials in the United States, Chelsea J. Meredith and Michelle M. Pizzolato

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Home Gardens as Transported Landscapes: Ethnobotanical Encounters with Southeast Asian- American Horticulturists, Lauren A. Munim

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Spellweaver : a novel, Cyrus Newcomb

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Species abundance and distribution of squid in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay with a focus on biology, Christine Oliver

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County Level Wetland Protection in the Southwest Florida Water Management District, Dana L. Parkinson

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Ecosystem Services of Waste-Material and Designed Artificial Reefs, Benjamin N. Prueitt

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Misstatement Amounts and Associated Penalties for Fraudulent Financial Reporting, Maria Babajanian

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Drugs, Guns, Police and Spatial-Temporal Analysis, Kristen N. Berg

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Saving September : a thesis about bullying in two acts, John Jay Boda

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The Cyprus Question: Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?, Cristen Borling

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Leaving Mississippi, Summerly S. Brown

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Aerial Dance: Under the Sea, Miranda Cooper

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The Effect of Nest Relocation and Beach Renourishment on the Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) in Pinellas County, Florida, Lauren Dellert

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Expression and Portraiture, Anna Griffin

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Gathering and Interpreting Components of Diverse International Courts to Create a New Judicial Framework: A Case Study of the ICTY, SCSL, and IST, Alexander Licznerski

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Doing it the Hard Way: My Life as a Story of Hope, Joshua Adam Lovelace

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50 things I learned as a designer without going to design school, Tara McCarty

Christianity versus Capitalism in America : The Impossibility of a Capitalist Jesus, and why Christian Socialism Fails to Bridge the Gap Between Religion and Economics, Leo Moscardini

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For the students : the 1968 Florida teacher strike, Jody Noll

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Availability of Resources to Special Education Teachers in Pinellas County High Schools: Separate, Equal, or Nonexistent, Gina M. Novakovich

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Detection of Single-Stranded DNA Viruses in Insects and Wild Vegetation, Marco Padilla Rodriguez

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The campaign for fair food : reflective action to change the world, Amanda Sliby

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Operational Aspects of the Performing Arts Business, Cory R. Thompson

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“The U.S., China and Rare Earth Metals” : The Future Of Green Technology, Military Tech, and a Potential Achilles Heel to American Hegemony., David Trigaux

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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The Roots of Psychology in Early Philosophy, Elysse B. Arnold

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A Closer Look at Risk Perception among Black Women at Increased Risk for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer, Devon E. Bonner

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Islamophobia in America, Diana Mae Cabili

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Dances and Dreams: A Childhood of Training to Become a Ballerina, Damaris Escalera

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The Tampa Bay Hotel - A Tale, Alesya V. Izoita

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Financial Habits and Knowledge, Zachary S. Marks

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Duality An Outlook of an Inward Gemini, Mary Singson

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The Things We Never Talk About When a Girl Takes Off Her Clothes, Jason Cook

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Modeling the Transport of Radium Isotopes Offshore Tampa Bay Through Submarine Groundwater Discharge, Alanna Lecher

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The Nature and Intersection of Partisanship and Ideology, Charles Jolm Manter

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Loss of the Monster: From Horror to Hedonism in "The Picture of Dorian Gray", Joy Larissa Scholing

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Forging Twin Swords: An Exploration of Fantasy Literature, Heather K. Smith

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Nazis in America, Sean Amodeo

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Ecotourism as an Alternative to Fishing in Yucatan, Mexico, Abigail E. Bennett

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Connecting Creativity to the Curriculum, Lyndsey M. Crandall

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09/11/01: Observations on How Journalism Differed on this Day, Gregory J. Lindberg

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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot : A novel, Greg Mason

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The Jeep: From Historic Roots to American Icon, Corbin Milligan

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Creating National Identity: Art and Power in Ancient Rome and Washington D.C., Evelyn Peters

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A Bare Bones History: Lynching in Manatee County, Hailey Erin Praught

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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From leaves to roots of frustration, Desiree Lobo Alves

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A study of the Irish struggle against English oppression, Christopher Burke

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From the hood to your neck of the woods, Carina E. Capella

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Multimetric Bioassessment of Florida's Peace River: Exploring Abiotic and Biotic Relationships, Philipp J. Conner

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Self-Talk Themes in Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors, Brian Constantine

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China: Emerging as a Great Nation, Gabriela M. Gherghel

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Whose Life is it Anyway ?, Matthew Ryan Giba

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Using Fluorescence and Absorption Spectroscopy to Characterize High Performapce Liquid Chromatography Fractionated CDOM from West Florida Rivers, Roxanne H. Hastings

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An Exploration of the Relationships among Depression, Anxiety, Crying and Post-Crying Mood Change, Anthony Hernandez

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Writing Identity and the Writers' Workshop : Looking Back at My Second Grade Classroom, Jacquelyn R. Hicks

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An Indistinct Earth: Stories, Stephen Janes

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From Food to Fuel: U.S. Newspaper Coverage of Corn Ethanol, Caitlin J. Kuleci

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USP Water Filtration System: Designed for a Drug Manufacturing Process, Jessica Linville

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Light through Darkness: The Journey to Recovery for Women Who Have Experienced Sexual Abuse, Claire St. Jacques

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Emotional expressiveness in families of toddler aged children: A descriptive and cluster analytic analysis, Meagan Taylor

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Corruption in Bosnia and Herzegovina: After the fall of Communism, Jasmina Zajimovic

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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From Enron to WorldCom: The Nature and Consequences of Financial Statement Fraud, Brian Christian

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The Effects of Repetition, Source Credibility, Valence, and Individual Differences on the Willingness to Act upon a Rumor, Eric M. Douthirt

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Lookism: The Silent Discrimination, Allison T. Farrell

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Par for the Course of Development: A Critique of Historical Development Theory and the Necessity of Participatory Action Research, Cherilyn Hansen

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Lifting the Veil on Traditional White Weddings, Kelly Iceton

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Maguire's Wicked Deconstruction of Gender Constructs, Crystal L. Kelly

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The Sutra of the Lotus Flower of the Wonderful Dharma Speaks: A Critical Examination of Mahayana Buddhist Literature via the Eastern Lens, Erin Lyn Lauer

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My Poetry, My Therapy : An explanation on the development of poetry throughout history and the use of poetry as an emotional release, Heather E. Linton

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Measuring the Economic Value of Corporate Social Responsibility, Scott H. Peeples

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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An Inside View of an Alternative Model for Secondary Schools, Gerald Matthew Bacoats

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The Ten-Year Hike to the Starting Line: One Writer's Journey from Bad to Competent, Darien Cavanaugh

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The Silent Woolf: The Examination of the Effects of Silence by Gender, Shannon Ann Chisholm

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The Spawn of Hell? The Late Twentieth-Century Paradigm Shift in Historiography and Its Impact on Undergraduate History Curricula in the United States, Natalie Ciecieznski

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Incorporating Health Outcomes in Physical Therapy, Janelle Coffman

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Sleep Patterns and Depression, Sophia Delgado

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Taking Offense and Individual Differences: Who We Are Determines What Offends Us, Sarah J. McDougal

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A Large-scale Movable Bed Study on Beach-profile Changes under Erosive and Accretionary Waves, Tiffany Roberts

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Crowd Control, Christopher Van Dyke

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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The Ethics of Interspecies Interactions, Joel Bignell

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Florida Statute 63.042(3): A Policy of Exclusion, Melissa Cusack

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Is there a perfect diet? A comparison between the Atkins, South Beach, and metabolic typing diets., Neil Habgood