USFSP Honors Program Theses (Undergraduate)

 

This collection contains scanned and born digital theses created by USFSP undergraduate students in the Honors Program. USF St. Petersburg'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 USFSP Digital Archive will serve as the repository for all Honors Program theses from 1994 forward.

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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Does the Inverse of Bergmann’s Rule Apply to the Hemidactylus Genus?, Kristie I. Armas

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Historical Simulation in the Secondary Classroom, Emily Arthur

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The Indian Removal Act: A Legal Deception, Joshua Carbaugh

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Inotocin: The Key to Ant Compassion?, Jasmine D. De Dios

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BUSINESS PLAN Pregnancy Treasures & Boutique, Nancy Falkenstein

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Establishing the Link Between Race And Academic Performance: Race- Related Stress, Stereotype Threat and Self-Perceived Discrimination, Deshanie Govender

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Taxes for Robots: Automation and the Future of the Labor Market, Emily Holden

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Quantifying the Effect of Pathways on the Distribution of Cynipid Galls in Florida Pine Flatwood, Christine R. Leonard

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Connecting Formal Mentoring Empirical Principles to the Applied World, Jake R. Mathwich

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Impacts of Bunces Pass Boat Traffic on the Marine Environment, Tiffany Nicholson

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Making a Witch: The Triumph of Demonology Over Popular Magic Beliefs in Early Modern Europe, Rachel Pacini

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The Birth of American Empire: Spain, the Philippines, and the Debates over Expansion, Clayton A. Richards

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DNA Methylation as a Mechanism for Caste System Determination in Solenopsis invicta: Do the Genes Determine the Queen?, Kristen E. Walker

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Hindsight Bias for the 2016 Presidential Election, Christy M. Burke

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Effectiveness of Mouthwash Rinsing in Limiting Microbial Growth on Toothbrushes, Lindsey Carmichael

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Beyond the Self: Identity, Impermanence, and the Meanings of Life in the Novels of Virginia Woolf, Neal Catalano

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A Call to Integrate Neuroscience and Translational Research in Psychopathology: A literature review of the RDoC and substance abuse disorder, Jaclyn Dell

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Effect of Gender, Ethnicity and Age of Patient on Size of Teeth and Overall Health of Teeth: An Analysis of Panoramic X-rays, Alexandra Dubinina

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In Too Deep, Jacob M. Heaps-Downing

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A Meaningful Initiative: Developing the Dean of Students at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Hannah Hutchings

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Unchanged gender expectations: Women in the Workplace, Sheena M. Mayo

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A Guide to the Gaps, Taylor B. Ulm

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Conventional Irrationality, Corey K. Yeung

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Racism: Then and Now, Rain Christi

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Integration of GIS and logistic regression to develop a habitat suitability model for predicting seagrass distribution, Samantha Cope

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Conservatism in Accounting, Matthew R. Garrison

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The Mindful Journey: Using the Extraordinary Power of Paying Attention to Heal the Wounds of Sexual Trauma, Nicole Goff

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Improving Sexual Health Education Through Graphic Design, Jocelyn A. Hall

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The Effects of Elevated Temperature on the Growth and Size of the Ribbed Mussel Geukensia demissa, Alexandra A. Hernandez

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DRUG REPURPOSING: A STUDY OF THE POTENTIAL ANTITUMORGENIC ACTIVITY OF NONCHEMOTHERAPEUTIC DRUGS, Katelyn Hoagland

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Are Peer Specialists Happy? How Training and Role Clarity affect Job Satisfaction, Sarah E. Jenkins

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Armenian Crafts in the Ottoman Empire: Cultural Exchange and Armenian Identity, Nora Emma Khatcherian

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Behind the Curtain: A Look into Food Production in the United States, Placido Edward Martinez

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Calculus: the Board Game, Nicholas C. Mazza

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Hypoxia Tolerance of Benthic Foraminifera in Tampa Bay, FL, Garrett L. Miller

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Framing abortion in the media: A case study of the coverage of the 2013 Wendy Davis Filibuster, Jennifer Nesslar

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The Basics: A One Week Survival Curriculum for English Language Learners, Kristin Nesslar

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Neurodegenerative Disease: A Literature Review, Mark C. Raiff

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Isolating and Testing Antibiotic-Producing Bacteria from Marine and Terrestrial Samples from St. Petersburg, FL, Arianna M. Reybitz

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Fulfilling Your Wanderlust: A College Students’ Guide to Studying Abroad and Independent Travel, Elizabeth M. Roslonowski

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Floating Worlds: Western Representations and Appropriations of Japanese Art, 1850s-1900, Hope Sewell

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The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: An Illustration of the Tension between Access and Efficiency in American Courts, Tiffani K. Thornton

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Parks of Pinellas: A Reflection, Ryan Ballogg

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Stand Your Ground: An Analysis of Today and a Forecast of the Future, Erica N. Beers

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Tax Loopholes and Expenditures : An Analysis, Ed B. Bernal

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Jury Decision-Making: Normative and Informational Influences, Daniel Brown

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Socioemotional Benefits of Animal-Assisted Occupational Therapy with Children: A Review of the Literature and Directions for Future Research, Christine E. Bruzek

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Regeneration Rates of the Brittle Star Ophiocoma echinata Under Conditions of Near-Future Ocean Acidification and Temperature, Steven E. Bruzek

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Looting on the Digital Sea: An Economic Analysis of Music Piracy, Jesse S. Daw

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Halted movements, James Foster

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An Ideal American Currency: We Can Eliminate Our National Debt, Valerie M. Gannon

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Venerating Violence: The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam and Post-Civil War Sri Lanka, Heather Lee

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EVOLUTION OF MATERNAL INVESTMENT STRATEGIES FOR THE ORDER CROCODYLIA, Ileisy Lobaina

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The Influence of Gene Transfer Agents in Symbiodinium Associated Microbial Communities and the Coral Holobiont, Kelly O'Connell

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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