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 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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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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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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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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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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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

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The Effect of Radium Partitioning on Hydrothermal Fluid Flow Determination across Guaymas Basin, Charlotte R. Kollman

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Development of methods to track oyster movement under field conditions in North Inlet estuary, South Carolina, Alyssa M. LeClaire

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Studies of Quaternary Depositional Systems of the Coastal Plain and Inner Continental Shelf along the Georgia Bight: South Carolina and Georgia, U.S.A., Joshua H. Long

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Curriculum Coaches: Pre-Service Teachers Opinions and Perceptions within the Field of Education, Brooke Ann McIntyre and Catherine Scott

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Honoré de Balzac’s portrayal of the feminine condition in The Wild Ass’s Skin, Père Goriot, and The Lily of the Valley, Brooke V. Musmeci

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Tyranny Plagued the French Revolution, Christy Leigh Salinari

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Campus Food Forest, Abigail Spangler

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Behavioral Ecology of Territorial Aggression in Uca pugilator and Uca pugnax, Abbey N. Thomas

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Physiological and Perceptual Responses to Various Types of Exercise, Jenna Thompson

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INVESTIGATING DORSAL FIN HYDRODYNAMIC FUNCTION OF THE LEMON SHARK, NEGAPRION BREVIROSTRIS, Vivian Lynn Turner

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Effects of Emotional Valence and Depth of Processing on Memory, Lauren Tyndall and Matthew Murphy

Examining the effects yoga has on stress in college students and middle-aged adults, Nicole Van Dzura

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Using foraminifera to identify overwash deposits in St Vincent Island, Florida in the wake of Hurricane Michael, Kayla Washington

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Structured and Unstructured Movement in Elementary School Classrooms: Effects on Student Performance, Savannah E. Watson

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Effects of temperature on enzyme activity of aquatic litter-associated fungi, Nicholas Bautz

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Demersal fish use of printed oyster shells as nesting habitat in North Inlet estuary, SC, Annie Boyd and Juliana Harding

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Starting Four Businesses My Last Semester of College, Dimitri J. Bramwell

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Institutional Ambition and the Decline of Congress, Ryan A. Case

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Anxiety and Its Impact on Memory, Blakeney C. Coleman and Ryan M. Yoder

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Two Makes a Couple: Fictions on Intimacy, Alyssa C. Conner and Jessica Richardson

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Small Worlds: A Collection of Creative Nonfiction on Relationships and Our Connections, Nicole H. Conner and Colin Burch

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Reconstructing a Centennial-scale Extreme Paleoflood History of the Pee Dee River using Oxbow Lake Sediments, Nicholas William Conway

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The Effects of Marine Natural Products on the Microenvironment of Pancreatic Cancer, Whitney D. Davis and Esther Guzman

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Pre-juvenile Naked Goby (Gobiosoma bosc) age and growth, Annamaria Deitz and Juliana Harding

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Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen Dynamics in Swash Zone Sands of Long Bay, SC, Alexis F. Echols

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A Social Media Analysis of Coastal Carolina Football, Sean Ference and Andrea M. Bergstrom

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Microplastics in Fiddler Crabs (genus Uca), Gabrielle Forbes and Eric Rosch

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Machine Learning-Based Models for Assessing Impacts Before, During and After Hurricane Events, Julie L. Harvey

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Density and species richness of macrofaunal benthic bivalves in North Inlet estuary, South Carolina, Richard Hawley and Juliana Harding

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EXERCISE PROGRAM AT SEACOAST YOUTH ACADEMY, Mamie R. Henshaw and Justin Guilkey

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The effects of human approach on sanderling foraging behavior, Anne Hobdy and Eric Rosch

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The Applications of GIS on Lithic Raw Material Source Analysis, Sydney James and Carolyn Dillian

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The Influence of the Law in American Literature and Culture, Emily Johnson and Steven Hamelman

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Potential arm preference within starfish species including Asterias vulgaris and Luidia clathrata: A study and summary, Rebecca Jones and Young Robert

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Empathy in Aging, Morgan Kranz and James Charles Arendt

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The potential of radium-224 as a tracer of timescales of Gulf of Mexico crude oil exposure to the marine environment, Matthew T. Kurpiel

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The role of a permeable sand column in modifying tidal creek geochemistry and land-derived inputs to the coastal ocean, Nicholas Anthony Legut

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Effects of Foam Rolling on Range of Motion and Vertical Jump Height, Giovanna Leone and Chad Smith

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Microfiber concentrations in sand from nesting sea turtle beaches in Costa Rica, South Carolina, and Florida., Kaylin LeRoy and George Boneillo

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Grab ‘em by the Pussy: How Hegemonic Masculinity Encourages Locker Room Talk and Sexual Violence against Women, Madalynn Marrone, Ina Seethaler, and Andrew Terranova

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Personal Identity, Psychological Continuity, and Survival, James D. Martin and Dennis Earl

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Title IX and the Responsibility of Leadership in Collegiate Athletics, Regan J. McComb and Chelsea Kaunert

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Double Jeopardy: Minority Stress and the Influence of Transgender Identity and Race/Ethnicity, Krystina Millar and Jason Eastman

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Effects of Perceived Audiences on Discrimination Learning in Pigeons ( Columbia livia ), Peyton M. Mueller and Matthew Murphy

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The Coastal Route: The Role of the Pacific Northwest Coastline in Facilitating Human Travel into the Americas, Andrew Nye and Carolyn Dillian

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Consulting Paper Reflection, Blake C. Osting

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Effects of temperature on microbial parameters associated with decaying plant litter in a stream microcosm experiment, Hunter David Pates

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Arousal and Anxiety Level Influences on Golf Putting Performance, Chloe Paulsen and Ryan Yoder

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Evaluating Fluid Fluxes From Deep-Sea Seepage Habitats, Leigha E. Peterson

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Microplastics in the Digestive System of the Atlantic Sharpnose Shark (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae) in Winyah Bay, SC, Elise Virginia Pullen

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THE EFFECTIVENESS OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION PROGRAMS WITHIN THE WORKPLACE, Madelynne F. Rodriguez

Implementing 360-Degree Videos in Luxury Hotels to Enhance the Guest Experience, Mikayla A. Ruiz

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COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF KPMG AND EY, Nichole A. Snow and Hali M. Phillips

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The Influence of Wearing a fitbit on Eating Behaviors While Stressed, Maria C.M. Sparacino

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The Green Rush, Alexis N. Stein

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The Influence of Publicized Suicides on Depressive Symptoms, Kallie R. Stephens and Andrew Terranova

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Senior Recital, Flute and Alto Flute, Brenna Wiinanen

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The Impact of High Intensity Training on the Fitness of Middle School Students, Hailey Wimmenauer, Christine Rockey, and Justin Guilkey

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Osmoregulation and Salinity Preference in Juvenile Sandbar Sharks (Carcharhinus plumbeus) in Winyah Bay, SC, USA, Jessica Wingar

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Predation Effects on Mid-marsh Ribbed Mussel Mortality, Cluster Size, and Facilitation of Cordgrass Growth, Colten Winter and Keith Walters

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The Effects of Moderate versus Variable High Intensity Cycling on Metabolic Responses during Recovery, Matthew Wolfe, Jenna Thompson, and Justin Guilkey

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Character and water quality of Sandpiper Pond: A coastal pond assessment, fifteen years after restoration, Nicholas E. Workman

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Investigation of Origin and Growth of Fungi in Coastal Beach Sand, Ruth L. Wright

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Use of Co-Immunoprecipitations and 2D Gel Electrophoresis to Identify Protein-Protein Interactions of Maturase K, Lauren Angello

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Seasonal Occurrence, Relative Abundance, and Migratory Movements of Juvenile Sandbar Sharks, Carcharhinus plumbeus, in Winyah Bay, South Carolina, Caroline Collatos

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Tidal Creek and Substrate Effects on Oyster Reef Associated Fish and Decapod Condition and Density, Thomas S. Funk

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Drawing the Line: Ancient Hominins and the Species Question, Erin Hurley and Carolyn Dillian

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Characterizing diatom biofilms and their influence on the sand biogeochemistry of high energy beaches, Logan C. Jarrell

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Holocene Formation History of Mud Depocenters on the Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Cadiz, Southwestern Spain, Mary Lee King

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Semi-Quantitative Assessment on Winyah Bay's Microplastic Contamination Levels, Samantha Ladewig

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Unique Osmoregulatory Morphology in Primitive Sharks: An Intermediate State Between Holocephalan and Derived Shark Secretory Morphology, Matthew Eric Larsen

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Impact of Data Selection on the Accuracy of Atmospheric Refractivity Inversions Performed over Marine Surfaces, Ian Joseph Matsko

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Hydrodynamic Drivers of Dissolved Oxygen Variability Within a Highly Developed Tidal Creek in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Douglas Matthew Pastore

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Late Holocene Spit Evolution on Centennial Timescales in the Southeast Delaware Bay, USA, Ryan Eli Phillip

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The Impact of the Gender of the Coach on the Type of Motivational Climate that is Established on a College Athletics Team, Zola Pieterse

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A comparison of phytoplankton nutrient limitation between the marsh and beach environments of Waties Island, SC, Raymond Sgambati and George Boneillo

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Characterization of a Turbulent Boundary Layer in Open Channel Flow Using Particle Image Velocimetry, Mathew James Stanek

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An Evaluation of Geotagged Twitter Data during Hurricane Irma using Sentiment Analysis and Topic Modeling for Disaster Resilience, Ike Robert Vayansky

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Hardbottom Characterization and Relationship to the Geologic Framework in Long Bay, South Carolina, Cathryn J. Wheaton

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The Effect of Artificial Light Pollution on Orientation of Hatchling Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta caretta) in the Grand Strand Region, South Carolina, Emily S. Asp

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Estimating Density and Residency of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in three estuarine sites in South Carolina, Jessica Nicole Conway

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Use of First Pelvic, Second Pelvic, and Fourth Anal Rays for Estimating Age of Muskellunge (Esox masquinongy), Marinda R. Cornett

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The Clean Air Act and Its Impact on Ground Level Ozone Pollution Levels in Los Angeles, California, Rebecca G. Ford

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The Application of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition to Numerically Modeled and Measured Ocean Surface Wave Fields Remotely Sensed by Radar, Andrew Joseph Kammerer