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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Dissertation: Interpreting Code Enforcement Complaint by Complaint: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Experience in Document Analysis, Daniel John Stallone

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Dissertation: Exploring the Resilience in Female Sex Trafficking Victims, Petra Torri

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Dissertation: An Analysis of the Effects of Trauma on Foster Youth Aging Out of the Florida Foster Care System: Implications for Supportive Interventions and Practices, Kesia Vazquez

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Dissertation: A Quantitative Exploration of Conflict Potential and Perceptions of Threats, Benefits and Barriers: Toward Conflict Prevention When Dogs Visit Nature Trails, Jane Marie Szostak Walsh

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Dissertation: The Verbal and Non-Verbal Indicators of Deceit in Financial and Political Fraud: A Case Study of Bernard L. Madoff, Chen Shui-Bien and Bo Xilai, Vivian Wu

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Thesis: The Impact of an Unusual Name on Individual and Cultural Identity, Taisha A. DeAza

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Thesis: Spatial and Temporal Trends of Southeastern Florida's Octocoral Comunity, Alexandra Hiley

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Capstone: Arctic Thaw: Environmental Exploitation for Economic Profit, Stephen F. Moulton

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Capstone: A Risk Analysis of Microplastic Consumption in Filter Feeders, Sheri Rahman

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Capstone: Barrier Layer Impact on Rapid Intensification of Hurricanes (2000-2018) in the Atlantic Ocean, J. Gaston Hayworth

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Thesis: Sargassum Infauna Community Structure in the Florida Straits and Gulf Stream, Dayna S. Hunn

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Thesis: Characterization of Bacterial Communities in Biscayne Bay Through Genomic Analysis, Eric Fortman

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Thesis: Multilingual Tutors' Experiences and Practices in Online Sessions, Petra Jurova

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Thesis: Inferred Function and Dynamics of Microbial Communities from the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Deepesh Tourani

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Capstone: An Analysis of the Potential Toxicological Effects of Marine Plastics and Associated Organic and Inorganic Toxic Compounds on Six Commercially Significant Fishery Species, Nicole Marie Jackson

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Thesis: Reconstruction of Northeastern Pacific Ocean Holocene Production Using Marine Mammal Archaeofauna, Andrea M. Traffichini

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Thesis: A characterization of a Southeast Florida stony coral assemblage after a disease event, Nicole K. Hayes

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Thesis: Spatial and temporal trends in the Xestospongia muta (giant barrel sponge) population on the Southeast Florida Reef Tract, Alanna D. Waldman

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Thesis: Shallow- water hardbottom communities support the separation of biogeographic provinces on the west- central Florida Gulf Coast, Shelby Eagan

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Thesis: Desperate Coral Larvae? Behavioral Responses to Settlement Cues in Aging Agaricia agaricites Larvae, Helena Sasha Fulmore

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Thesis: Timing and Potential Drivers of Symbiont Selection in the Early Life Stages of the Massive Starlet Coral Siderastrea siderea, Sarah G. Koerner

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Thesis: Optimizing lighting regimes for rearing Orbicella faveolata and Acropora cervicornis recruits, Paul D. Kreh

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Thesis: Microbial Analysis of Surfactant-Associated Bacteria in the Sea Surface Microlayer and Remote Sensing of Associated Slicks, Georgia Parks

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Thesis: Faculty Expectations for Writing at the Postgraduate Level in a College of Dental Medicine, Linnette L. Dobbs-Fuller

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Capstone: A Review of the Global Commercial Cephalopod Fishery, with a Focus on Apparent Expansion, Changing Environments, and Management, Corey Clark

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Thesis: Outplanted Acropora cervicornis enhances the fish assemblages of Southeast Florida, Ellen Dignon Goldenberg

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Thesis: Nutrient Concentrations and Effects on Mill Run from Residential, Urban, and Industrial Stormwater Contamination, Melissa Carver

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Thesis: Analysis of "Observer Effect" in Logbook Reporting Accuracy for U.S. Pelagic Longline Fishing Vessels in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, Thomas J. Morrell

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Thesis: Determining how risk effects predator-prey interactions of marine communities in the nearshore environment of South Bimini, The Bahamas, Kendall Brancart

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Thesis: The Sedimentology of Cay Sal Bank - an Incipiently Drowned Carbonate Platform, Luis Ramirez

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Thesis: Assessment of Heavy Metals in Subsistence-Harvested Alaskan Marine Mammal Body Tissues and Vibrissae, Pilar M. Ferdinando

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Thesis: Optimizing restoration site selection along the Florida Reef Tract for the coral species Acropora cervicornis and Acropora palmata, Samantha King

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Thesis: Effects of deposited sediment and turbidity on survival and growth of Orbicella faveolata recruits, Morgan Stephenson

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Thesis: A Comparison of Circle and J Hook Performance within the Grenadian Pelagic Longline Fishery, Anthony G. Burns

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Thesis: The Association between Stomach Fullness and Vertical Migration Behavior in Deep-Pelagic Crustaceans and Fishes in the Gulf of Mexico, with Notes on Microplastic Ingestion, Ryan P. Bos

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Capstone: Factors Contributing to the Success of Restored Oyster Reefs in the Choptank River of the Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, Tara L. Bardar

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Thesis: Comparisons of Five DNA Repair Pathways Between Elasmobranch Fishes and Humans, Lucia Llorente

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Dissertation: A Case Study of Crisis Management Training Needs: Saudi Airlines, Hussain Saad Alqahtani

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Dissertation: Conflict Dynamics and Opportunities for Second-Generation Family Businesswomen in Saudi Arabia: A Phenomenological Research Study, Basmah Sulaiman Alzamil

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Dissertation: Multiple Paths to Self-Sufficiency: A Phenomenological Study of South Florida Refugees’ Lived Experience, Regina Bernadin

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Dissertation: Conflict, Stress and Faith Experienced by Caregivers of Bipolar Family Members, Sharonrose Bollers

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Dissertation: Human-Wildlife Conflict and Coexistence in a More-than-Human World: A Multiple Case Study Exploring the Human-Elephant-Conservation Nexus in Namibia and Sri Lanka, Cynthia Castaldo-Walsh

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Dissertation: Navigating Conflict: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study of Online Higher Education Subject Matter Experts, Tammi Clearfield

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Dissertation: Understanding Challenges of the Healthy Workplace Bill – An Interpretive Policy Analysis, Cynthia Contreras

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Dissertation: Women in Ministry: How Conflicts Between God's Purpose and Church Doctrine Impact the Efficacy of Female Church Leaders, Nicole L. Davis

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Dissertation: Intragroup Conflict among Caribbean Students in Higher Education while engaging in Group Work, Martha Cilla Des Vignes

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Thesis: Disrupting” the Broadcast: Female Showrunners as 21st Century “Fangirl” Feminist Rhetors, Veronica Diaz

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Dissertation: The Great Recession: A Meta-Analysis Informed by Conflict Theory, Joshua J. DiScipio

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Dissertation: U.S. Immigration Reform: A Policy Analysis of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act Between 2001 and 2012, Nickola Elliott

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Thesis: The Dynamic of Unity Writing, Virginia Gilroy

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Dissertation: Youth’s Conceptualization of Peace, Violence, and Bullying and the Strategies They Employ to Address the Violence and Bullying in their Lives, Charles H. Goesel

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Content Analysis of The Impact of the Media on the Opioid Crisis, Mark Haskins

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Dissertation: The Future of Work: An Investigation of the Expatriate Experiences of Jamaican C-suite Female Executives in the Diaspora, on Working in Multi-national Companies, Suzette Amoy Henry-Campbell

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Research Study on the Effects of Paternal Abandonment on Hispanic Women in South Florida and their Conflict Management Skills, Diana Herrera

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Dissertation: The Rise of American Extremism: An Exploratory Analysis of American Religious and Political Extremism from Presidents Jimmy Carter to Barack Obama: 1977-2016, Alwyn J. Melton

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Dissertation: Complexity and Conflict: The Interplay of Policy, Perception and Language in Post ADA America, Sheila Northrop

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Dissertation: Public Participation in Intractable Conflict: A Case Study of New York State’s High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Policy Development Process and Stakeholder Engagement Outcomes, Nancy M. Pattarini

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Dissertation: Architecture, Emotion, and Conflict Resolution: The Power of Space in Developing or Obstructing Human Identity, Peren Sabuncu

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Dissertation: Truth Talks: How North America’s Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Engage the Public in Change, Lawrence Schooler

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Dissertation: The Political Animal: The Animal Rights Movement and Public Policy, Dorothy Jean Simnett

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Dissertation: “Square Peg in a Round Hole” An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Workers’ Experiences with Workplace Conflict, Katherine Joanna Sosa

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Dissertation: The Concrete Rose: A Phenomenological Study of African American Women’s Postgraduate Matriculation Experiences, Anne-Marie L. Soto

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Dissertation: Post-decisional Conflict in Selecting Cancer Treatments: Perception of Information Disclosure may Influence Decisional Conflict, Decisional Regret, and Self-Acceptance in Bereaved Parents of Children with Cancer, Danielle De Santis Sperandeo

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Dissertation: The Socialization of Female Hostage Negotiators: Their Voices, Perspectives, & Experiences, Lieutenant Superville

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Dissertation: The Effect of a Multigenerational Workforce on Workplace Bullying, Supaporn Walton-Robertson

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Dissertation: “To Gallop Together to War is Simple-- To Make Peace is Complex” Indigenous Informal Restorative Conflict Resolution Practices Among Kazakhs: An Ethnographic Case Study, Ronald Brooks Wiley

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Thesis: Peruvian Pinnipeds as Archivists of ENSO Effects, Mickie Rae Edwards

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Thesis: Species Richness, Diversity, and Abundance of Sponge Communities in Broward County, Florida, 2000-2015, Jessica Price

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Thesis: Ecophysiology of lionfish metabolic and visual systems: Are there physiological limits to inshore invasion?, Aaron Hasenei

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Thesis: The relationship of endoparasite diversity and feeding ecology in the seabird complex of South Florida, Michael Nakama

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Thesis: Indirect Effects of Ocean Warming and Acidification on the Realized Recruitment of Agaricia agaricites, Allan Anderson

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Dissertation: Turbulent and Electromagnetic Signature of Small- and Fine-scale Biological and Oceanographic Processes, Cayla Whitney Dean

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Thesis: Empirical Validation and Comparison of the Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM) Between the Gulf of Mexico and the Tongue of the Ocean, Cynthia A. Cleveland

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Capstone: Attributing Accelerated Increases in Salinity in the Mediterranean Coastal Zone to Climate Change and Seawater Desalination Brine and the Resultant Unsustainability of Modern Desalination Technology, Brandon W. Harper

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Thesis: Optimization of Light Irradiance During the Early Life of Sexually-Produced Porites astreoides and Agaricia agaricites Recruits, Nicholas J. McMahon

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Thesis: Uncovering the Role of Propagule Pressure in Determining Establishment Success Using a Synthetic Biology Approach, Michael D. Dressler

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Capstone: Effects of Age, Mass, and Terrestrial Duration on Oxygen Store Development in Phocids and Otariids, Rachael M. Stevenson

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Thesis: Microbiome Diversity of Coastal Tidal Floodwater in Southeastern Florida, Marissa Wickes

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Capstone: Blue Marlin (Makaira nigricans) Horizontal Movements in the Western South Atlantic, Eduardo W. Wanick

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Thesis: Population Dynamics and Genotypic Richness of the Threatened Acropora spp. and their Hybrid in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Hannah F. Nylander-Asplin

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Thesis: Early Life History Response of Reef Building Coral, Orbicella faveolata, to Ocean Acidification and Warming, Kelly A. Pitts

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Thesis: The Assemblage Structure and Trophic Ecology of a Deep-Pelagic Fish Family (Platytroctidae) in the Gulf of Mexico, Michael Novotny

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Dissertation: Environmental Controls on Depositional Patterns of Isolated Carbonate Platforms, Jeremy M. Kerr

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Thesis: Genomic Analysis of Acropora cervicornis Mucus and Sediments in the Florida Keys Tavernier Nursery, Rachel Zimmerman

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Thesis: A Comparison of Benthic Habitats and Faunas Between the Miami Terrace (Proposed Calypso Pipeline Site) and the Pourtales Terrace (Coral Habitat of Particular Concern), Laura Dell

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Capstone: Next Generation Sequencing Methods for Coastal Zone Water Quality Monitoring, Catherine Iskrenko

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Capstone: Meta-Analytic Summary of Parasites and Diseases of Elasmobranchs Found in Florida Waters, Alexis S. Modzelesky

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Thesis: Microbial Ecology of South Florida Surface Waters: Examining the Potential for Anthropogenic Influences, Chase P. Donnelly

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Thesis: Parasitic Indicators of Foraging Strategies in Wading Birds, Sarah Gumbleton

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Thesis: Spatiotemporal Change in the Benthic Community of Southeast Florida, Nicholas P. Jones

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Thesis: Effects of ocean warming, sedimentation, and parental genotype on the post-settlement survival and growth of Acropora cervicornis recruits, Jena Robbins

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Thesis: Characterization of the Bioluminescent Symbionts from Ceratioids Collected in the Gulf of Mexico, Lindsay L. Freed

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Thesis: Heavy Metal Accumulation in Seagrasses in Southeastern Florida, Erin Smith

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Thesis: A Temporal Analysis of a Deep-Pelagic Crustacean Assemblage (Decapoda: Caridea: Oplophoridae and Pandalidae) in the Gulf of Mexico After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Devan Nichols

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Thesis: Ecological Correlates of Community Structure in Seagrass-Associated Fishes in North Biscayne Bay and Port of Miami, Florida, Elizabeth F. Colhoun

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Thesis: Assessment of Metals in Tissues of Marine-Associated Birds in South Florida, Caitlyn A. Nay

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Thesis: Evaluating the Efficacy of Using Geomorphology as a Surrogate to Benthic Habitat on the Miami Terrace, Kim D. Smith

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Thesis: Genetic Population and Evolutionary Dynamics of the Angel Sharks, Squatina spp., Cristin Keelin Fitzpatrick

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Dissertation: Population dynamics of the threatened staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis, and the development of a species-specific monitoring protocol, Elizabeth Goergen

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Thesis: Patterns in Caribbean Coral Spawning, Anna C. Jordan