This page contains all graduate theses and dissertations and all undergraduate theses published at Coastal Carolina University. To see theses and dissertations from the College of Graduate Studies and Research click here. To see theses from the Honors College and Center for Interdisciplinary Studies click here.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Quantifying population-level effects of warm-water catch-and-release mortality on Muskellunge (Esox masquinongy) in the James River, Virginia, Cory J. Bauerlien

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A Computer Vision-Based Method for Bolt Loosening Detection, Savannah Burdette

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Stepping Out of the Sun: Watteau and Freedom in the Early Eighteenth Century, Jayme G. Carlson

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Use of Modeling to Support Students’ Learning of Energy Concepts, Delaney Carone and Ashley Perkins

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Birth Order, College Major, and Social Behavior, Gianna D'Aconti

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Enzootic trends of Crassostrea virginica and Perkinsus marinus in North Inlet estuary, South Carolina, Nico Martin D'Amico

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Alzheimer's Disease: A Comprehensive Review Including Personal Experience from Retirement Home Patients, Sydney Fox

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Microplastic Fiber Abundance for South Carolina White Shrimp, Litopenaeus setiferus, Across Two Habitats, Adriene Funck

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Examining the Impacts of Flooding on Public Health, Lauren Gibson

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Why do Shadows Change Throughout the Day?, Caitlin M. Hallam

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Teacher Work Sample: Telling Time, Courtney R. Hallam

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Next-generation sequencing shows increasing temperatures affect stream fungal communities, Regan Hodgson

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Striped blenny (Chasmodes bosquianus) behavior and shelter use in a southeastern salt marsh tidal creek, Brooklyn Johnson and Juliana Harding

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Fine-scale site selection of strand-feeding common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and their prey, Deborah Kleinclaus

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Loggerhead shrike detectability and occurrence in coastal South Carolina urban areas, Michelle Krauser

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Aerodynamics and Turbulent Wake-Flow Characteristics of Owls during Flapping Flight, Krishnamoorthy Krishnan

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Winter use of Winyah Bay, SC by the Spiny Dogfish (Squalus acanthias), and their movements south of Cape Hatteras, NC, Meredith L. Langford

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Teacher and School Leader Perspectives on Factors that Impact Relationships and Recidivism Among Black or African American Girls: A Mixed Methods Study, Amber Jan LaSalle

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Silting dynamics and metal contaminants in the Georgetown Inner Harbor, Ezekiel Wil Meyers

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Sustainability in Minor League Sports, Sara Nimmo

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The Association Between Parental Relationships and the Marital Views, Attitudes, and Relationships of College Students, Emma Oswald

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THE USE OF TIME-LAPSE AND STILL PHOTOGRAPHS TO DOCUMENT THE EFFECTS OF SEASONALITY ON DUNE MORPHODYNAMIC EVOLUTION IN COROLLA, NC., Briar Ownby-Connolly

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Contraceptive Knowledge of Female College Students, Lina Perugini

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Detecting Potentially Neurotoxic Pseudo-nitzschia Species in the Grand Strand Area, Chesney Price

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Extraction, Analysis, and Comparison of Microplastics in SC Marsh Substrates, Austin G. Sige

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Microplastic Accumulation in the Digestive Tract of Young-Of-Year Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae) in the Grand Strand, SC, Andrew Curtis Sitlinger

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Video Modeling vs. Video Prompting with Task Analysis: Which one do students with ID respond better to?, Patricia Still

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The Relationship Between Alexithymia, Callous Affect, Aggression, and Emerging Adulthood, Grace Sutz

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Abundance and growth of juvenile Atlantic Sturgeon in the Edisto River, SC, Molly Katherine Takacs

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IMPROVING NEAR SURFACE REFRACTIVITY ESTIMATES IN MARINE ENVIRONMENTS, Sarah Evelyn Wessinger

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Arctic Sea Ice Loss in the Pacific Sector and Its Impacts on Sudden Stratospheric Warming Events, Jiarong Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Effect of Aerobic Exercise with Blood Flow Restriction on Substrate Utilization and Energy Expenditure, Nathen Andrews

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The Relationship between Classroom Distractions and Off-Task Students, Michelle L. Andrus, Ashton K. Harrison, and Kathryn E. Wojnar

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Discovering the Formation of Sound, Michelle L. Andrus and Catherine Scott

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Warming stimulates sporulation rates and alters community structure of litter-associated fungi in streamside channel experiment, Kaitlin D. Beasley-Polko

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EZ-Translate, Mason D. Beattie

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Analysis of Business Capstone Consulting Report: Willamette Valley Vineyards, Inc, Allison C. Beirne

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Assessing Sustainability at CCU, Savannah Billings

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The Influence of Bottom Type and Water Column Stratification on Reef Fish Community Structure at Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, Bridget Campbell

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Seasonal Habitat Use of Diamondback Terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) in North Inlet, Winyah Bay, Georgetown, South Carolina, Danielle Elizabeth Capella

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An EEMD Approach to Non-Stationary, Non-Linear Environmental Long- and Short-term Time Series Data of Charleston, SC, with a 2009 Flood Anomaly Case Study, Dylan David Carpenter

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The Intersection of Art History and Graphic Design, Caitlin Anessa Childers

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Organic matter spatial and temporal patterns in coastal sands of Long Bay, South Carolina, Kayla B. Christofferson

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Initial investigation of wildflower honey using headspace solid-phase microextraction coupled with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry for geographical information, Tyra Countiss

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The Transfer of Motor Skill Practice to the Game: A Review of Transfer of Learning Theory and Applications, Silver Dawson

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Iron Geochemistry Across an Estuary-to-Coastal Gradient, Lissett G. Diaz

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The Emergence of Esports through the Last Five Years, Jordan Donald

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Acute Physiological and Perceptual Responses to Unilateral versus Bilateral Walking with Blood Flow Restriction, Sage Donaldson

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The influence of the Gut Microbiota and Alzheimer’s Disease, Mackenzie E. Gibbs

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Using Creative Writing and Literacy to Dismantle the School to Prison Pipeline, Tyler N. Gross

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Development of a habitat model for an endemic leuciscid, the Sandhills Chub (Semotilus lumbee), Garrett Mitchell Herigan

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Shark Diversity and Relative Abundance at Myrtle Beach, SC Fishing Piers, Lynsey E. Isner

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Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Team Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Muscular Strength, Kaylee Kaczvinsky

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Eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica seasonal growth patterns revealed by sclerochronology, James Klein and Juliana Harding

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How Power Creates Alteration Among Communication for Members Within a Greek Letter Sorority, Kelsey M. Kopec

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Acute Effects of Static Stretching/Foam Rolling on Muscle and Tendon Stiffness, Michaela Lawlor

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Dijkstra’s Pathfinder, Taylor F. Malamut

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Clothing: The Gateway to Trucks or Tiaras, Riley McCormick

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College Football Recruiting and the Correlation to Success, Bryce McLaughlin

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Cultivation Effects from Television Crime Dramas to Forensic Practices, Stephanie P. Mobley

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Honors Project, Zachary M. Murray

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Montessori Education: Teaching Self-Regulation through Virtual Instruction, Brooke M. Myers and Catherine Scott

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Using Predator Vocalizations to Deter Raccoon Predation on Nests of Diamondback Terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin), Colleen Elizabeth Naeger

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Isolated Point Discharges into Coastal Swashes as Nutrient Sources to Coastal Waters, Mary E. Olsen

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The comparison between Social Media Marketing Strategies in the United Kingdom and United States Professional Soccer teams, Lerol Parchment

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The Role of Social Support During Injury Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Return to Play, Lindsey N. Rehmer

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Eastward-Propagating Planetary Waves in the Middle Atmosphere During Major Sudden Stratospheric Warming Events, Christian Todd Rhodes

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Hydrodynamic Characteristics of the Shortfin Mako Shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) for Two Caudal Fin Morphologies, Matthew C. Rodriguez

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Buddhist Environmentalism: How Buddhist Values and Practices offer Hope for Escaping the Climate Crisis, Alexa Rae Rohrkasse

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How Music Therapy Affects the Development of Children with Autism, Bailey C. Sweet

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The Correlation Between Student Self-Advocacy and Postsecondary Success, Kaleigh Tarabek

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Ecology of estuarine birds: Differences in desensitization of year-round and transient species, Sarah Thomas

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Public Opinion and Knowledge of Marine Biodiversity in a Coastal Community - Horry County, South Carolina, Arianna R. Trapp

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The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Evaluating Constructions of Race and Ethnicity, Megan E. Walter

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Effects of warming on decomposition of submerged plant litter and associated microorganisms in streamside channels, Kaity Ackerman

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Test Using Sedimentary Records to Quantify Extreme Paleo-flood: A Case Study of an Oxbow Lake in South Carolina, Molly Aeschliman

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Temporal transport dynamics of the Amazon River Plume revealed using radium isotope analysis, Elana J. Ames

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Use of Multibeam and Split-beam SONAR to Observe Changes in Fish School Biomass in Relation to Dolphin Abundance, Reece Eleanor Aponte

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Residency, Diel Movement, and Tidal Patterns of Large Juvenile Bull Sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) in Winyah Bay, SC, Jeremy Lee Arnt

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Glucose Oxidase and Prussian Blue Nanoparticles Encapsulated within a Xerogel for Electrochemical Detection of Glucose, Daniel Baker

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Lattice Paths in Diagonals and Dimensions, Freya Bennett

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Singular Value Decomposition, Krystal Bonaccorso and Andrew Incognito

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Inter-Annual to Inter-Decadal Spatiotemporal Effects of Storm and Nourishment Events in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Christina Mary Boyce

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Should the United States Collect Intelligence on its Close Allies?, Shannon Brophy

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Mao Zedong and the Cultural Revolution: In Theory and Impact, Marissa Bryan

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Cluster Analysis of Opioid Accessibility in the Carolinas Using Data from the ARCOS Database and an Enhanced Two-Step Floating Catchment Area Method, Michael T. Bunker

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A Summary of Current Research into Neurodegenerative Disorders Using Drosophila melanogaster, Chase Cortese

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Blenny Territoriality at Oyster Landing, North Inlet Estuary, South Carolina: Seasonal patterns and ecological factors, Sydney Davis and Juliana Harding

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Social Media Dependency and College Student Adjustment, Kylee DeFrese

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Early life history of tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) in South Carolina estuaries: Assessment of juvenile recruitment and validity of aging and back-calculation methods, Garrett M. Elmo

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20th and 21st Century Sea-Level Variability in Winyah Bay, SC, Madison Schemery Fink

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Anti-Semitism as a Political Tool of Tyrannical Government, Bailey Gordon and Kimberly Hale

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Is anyone home? Year Round Site Fidelity vs. Temporal Territories in Estuarine Blennies, Nicholas Govostes

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Parametric Model Development For Heterogeneous Atmospheric Conditions, Daniel Paul Greenway

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Testing the Potential of Environmental DNA: Genetic Monitoring of Estuarine and Coastal Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Stocks in South Carolina, Kathryn Greiner-Ferris

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The Relationship between Classroom Distractions and Off-Task Students, Ashton Harrison and Kathryn E. Wojnar

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Kinesthetic Aftereffects and Anticipation Timing of a Weighted Bat Warm-up in Softball Players, KYLEE L. HILL

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"Turn Up the Music!", Caitlyn M. Hinnerschitz and Catherine Scott

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Community Involvement in Flood Mitigation: A Survey-Based Approach in Marion County, SC, Lillian C. Howie

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What is the function of theoretical theatre ideas, given the content presented in Modern Theatre?, James Carson Jester and Robert Earnest