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 2013

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Geochemical Tracers Linking Submarine Groundwater Discharge to Hypoxia Formation in Long Bay, South Carolina, USA, Sarah Lynn Chappell

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Abuse of Spice, Bath Salts, and Steroids, Rebecca Coburn

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Interpretation of Biological Activity Using an Acoustic Backscatter Sensor (ABS), Courtney Elliton

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Shark Community Structure in Winyah Bay, SC, Keenen Fryman

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How Does Climate Change Affect Coral Reefs?, Rachel Goff

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Speech and Language Interventions, Holly Hajnal

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What Variables Affect the United States Decision on the Level of Involvement During an International Crisis?, Britany Higdon

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Understanding the Motivational Factors for College Students to Remain Non-Smokers, Chanler Hilley

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Historical Catch Trends and Efficacy of Video Surveillance Monitoring of Catch Per Unit Effort at Recreational Fishing Piers in South Carolina, Charles Christian Johnson

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The Magic of Books: A History of Medieval Magic and Literature, Ana Maria Lavado

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Prevention of Increasing Burnout Levels Among Physicians of Different Specialties and Doctoral Degrees, Taylor Lewis

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Impact of Macroconsumers on Leaf Breakdown and Detritivores in Wet and Dry Wetlands on a Southeastern US Coastal Plain Floodplain, Bryanna Libby

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Prey Capture in Response to Removing Cilia from Venus Flytraps, Emily Marchini

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Functional Response of Venus Flytraps (Dionaea muscipula), Amber D. Martin

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Catching Companies Who Refuse to Go Green Red-Handed, Wylee McGreevy

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Sediment Impact on the Formation of Hypoxic Waters in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: A Synthesis of Sediment Texture, Composition, Erodibility and Transport, Rangley Claude Mickey

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Founding Clown Town: Applying Classical Methods to Devise New Works, Leslie Miller

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Ecological Effects and Genetic Diversity of the Invading Rhizocephalan Parasite Loxothylacus panopaei in the Flatback Mud Crab Eurypanopeus depressus, Kathryn A. O'Shaughnessy

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Cleft Lip and Palate Repair: Bridging the Gap Between Genetics and Oral Health: An Individual Case Study, Duncan Perry

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Characteristics and Effects of Muscular Dystrophy in Broiler Chickens, Kayla N. Smith

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Seed Bank Study of the Effect of Land Use on Vegetation Diversity in Carolina Bays, Maeve Snyder

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Female Division I Cross Country Runners: Is Balance an Issue?, Stephanie Taylor

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Differences in Habitat at Two Spatial Scales Fail to Predict Differing Occurrences of Three Species of Wintering Ammodramus Sparrows in South Carolina Salt Marshes, Kimberly A. Trinkle

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Influence of Tidal Cycles on Movements of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in South Carolina Coastal Environments, Lauren Albrittain

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The Importance of Isolated Wetlands as Habitat for Rare and Endangered Species in Comparison to Riparian Wetlands, Hillary K. Ballantine

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The Influence of Ubiquitin-Related Modifier Protein URM1 on Prion Formation, Jacob Beaver

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Distribution and Social Structure of an Estuarine Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Population in Northern South Carolina, Jamie L. Brusa

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Mergers and Acquisitions in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in the Health Care Industry: The Effect of Regulations on Merger and Acquisition Success, Jessica Bucci

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Daring to Dream, Michelle Carreon

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Assessment of Balance in Collegiate Cheerleaders: Is Implementing a Balance Training Program a Good Idea?, Caitlin Carroll

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The Failures of Intelligence Reform, Amber Ciemniewski

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Nearshore Orientation Preferences of Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) Hatchlings in Kyparissia Bay, Greece, Chanel Marie Comis

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"Tengo Cara de Ladron?" "Do I Have the Face of a Thief?": An Investigative Study of Stereotypes and Racism in Ecuador, Caryn Cortez

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The Effects of Significant Rainfall Events on Surface Dissolved Oxygen Concentrations Off the Coast of Long Bay in South Carolina, Kelsey M. Couch

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Capturing Attention: Advertising in the Internet Age, Tara Crane and Elise Weisengoff

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Differential Nesting in the Leatherback Sea Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) at Pacuare Nature Reserve, Costa Rica, Mandy Cuskelly

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What Impact Does Cause-Related Marketing Have on Professional Sports Teams?, Christina Damore

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The Effect of the Female Athlete Triad on Performance: Both Physiologically and Psychologically, Constance Darlington

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Who Is Still Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?, Laura DeCrane

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Nicotine-Induced Neuroprotection in Drosophila Models of Parkinson's Disease, Lynsey Deudne

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Analysis of the Response of a Bromeliad, Vriesea gigantea, Subjected to Drought, Taylor Epley

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Population Structure of Tursiops truncatus in North Inlet, South Carolina and Use of Inlet as a Nursery Ground, Heather Estep

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9/11 and the Butterfly Effect, Taylor Eubanks

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Education, Employment, and Coastal Carolina University: What Are CCU Students' Plans After Graduation?, Thomas M. Fernandez

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Relationships Among Blue Tilapia, Two Invasive Aquatic Plants, and Water Quality, Sarah E. Gardner

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Assessment of Land Use and Neotropical Herpetofauna Along Steep Gradients of Elevation in an Ecuadorian Ramsar Wetland Site #1143, Nicholas K. Henke

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Countries' Involvement in Whaling and the Impacts on Their Tourism Industries, Kaitlyn Hofeldt

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Investigating Volatility Trends of Silver Through an Analysis of Stock Options Prices, Dylan Houston

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Metabolic Responses of Estuarine Microbial Communities to Inputs of Surface Runoff and Groundwater from Contrasting Landscapes, Patrick Hutchins

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Effects of Human BMP-2 on Trans-Differentiation of Myoblast Cells and Human Rhabdomyosarcoma Using an In Vitro Model System, Shannon Kelly

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Title IX Compliance: A Comparison of Division I Equality, Jacqueline Leake

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A Limnological Assessment of a Rare Lacustrine Wetland Complex: Laguna De Cube, Ramsar Site 1143, Ecuador, Grant R. Lockridge

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A Tangle Net Study on Relative Abundance and Habitat Preference of Elasmobranchs in North Inlet Estuary, South Carolina, Moriah Heather Moore

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Of Mice and Mozart: Testing Spatial Reasoning and Memory of Rats, Kaitlin O'Toole

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A Woman is a Dish for the Gods': Shakespeare's Use of Myth to Criticize Patriarchy, Marissa Polascak

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Golf: An Alternative Form of Physical Activity for an Aging Population, Lisa Richardson

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Quantifying Acclimation Levels of Mimus polyglottos in the Presence of People, Jordan Rutherford

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The Debate on Marine Mammals in Captivity, Lorna C. Scribner

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Emerging Media in 18th Century Literature: How Jane Austen Invented Facebook, Rebecca Shaver

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Winter Site Fidelity in Secretive Marsh Sparrows Along the Coast of South Carolina, Susan M. Shaw

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Challenging the Ideal: A Comparative Study of Suzanne Valadon and William Bouguereau, Mary Sheehy

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A Study of the Relationship Between Student Attitudes Toward Reading and Achievement in Reading in Fifth-Grade Students, Christen Shelley

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The Comparison of Large Nekton Between a Pristine and Urbanized Estuary and Between Two National Estuarine Research Reserve Systems in South Carolina, Christopher Anthony Smith

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Potential Changes to the Cubitt Creek System After Dredging, Hillary Sparagna

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Atmospheric and Oceanographic Processes Controlling the Formation of Hypoxic Water in Long Bay of the Carolinas, Danielle Rae Nicole Tarpley

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The Evolution of the Status of Women in Korea: Colonial Times to the Present, Rebekah Thomas

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Differences in Food Availability for Venus Flytraps in Resident and Restored Populations, J. Mason Truluck

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Effects of Selenium on the Freshwater Alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii with and Without the Proteasome Inhibitor MG132, E. Patrick Vallentine

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One Art with Two Sides: Theatre and Performance Art, Jacob Watts

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Effects of "Ultrasound" on Completion of Cognitive Tasks in Relation to Dolphin Assisted Therapy, Carrie Wein

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Connections Between Bivalve Settlement, Growth, Survival and the Water Quality within South Carolina Inlet and Swash Tidal Creeks, Caitlin C. Wessel

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Who's Allowed to Ride the Short Bus?: Un-Defining Disability, Hannah Widdifield

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A Comparison of Placental Tissue in the Skinks Eulamprus tympanum and E. Quoyii, Lauren Yates

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Invertebrate Assemblages Associated with Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) Roots in the Waccamaw River, South Carolina, Julie E. Barker

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Trophic Linkages Between Freshwater Tidal Impoundments and Riverine Fishes in South Carolina, Meredith Penland Bayer

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Age Predicted Heart Rate Max Equations in College-Aged Students, Jessica Benchley

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A Performance Perspective: Un'Aura Amorosa from Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte, Laney Benson

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Remixing Business Models: Technology and the Future of the Modern Music Industry, Ryan Brown

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The Effectiveness of Random Drug Testing of School Athletes, Kelly Cann

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Factors Affecting the Selection and Consumption of Oyster Reef Prey (Crassostrea virginica, Geukensia demissa) by Mud Crabs (Panopeus herbstii), Laura L. Canton

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Male and Female Differences in Communicating Conflict, Jessica Cinardo

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Investigating the Role of Online Social Media in Consumer-Firm Relationships, Janna Cole

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Perceptions of Walt Disney World: Antecedents to Return Visits, Tiffani A. Cosson

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Can the Demand Problem be Fixed? The Effect of Economic Crisis on the Lodging Sector of the Tourism Industry., Kirsten Costello

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Communication in the Courtroom, Kathryn Meagan Cowles

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Co-Crystallization and Polymorphism of Naturally Occurring Peptide Derivatives, Kevin Crowley

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Businesses Going Green: An Analysis of the Factors that Motivate Firms to Adopt Environmentally Friendly Practices, Emma Currin

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Nutrition Knowledge of Division I Tennis and Cross-Country Collegiate Athletes at Coastal Carolina University, Kate Dowling

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Comparing Historical and Implied Volatility for a Silver Electronically Traded Fund Between Months of High and Low Returns, Jacob G. Downey

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"If You Build It, They Will Come": The Positive Economic Impacts of NFL Stadiums in Their Surrounding Cities, Mary C. Ewen

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How Does Color in Package Design Lead to Emotional Appeal and Consumer Behavior?, Andrea Floyd

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Effects of Menstruation on Women's Likeliness to Forgive, Brittany K. Gaillard

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Petro-Politics in Venezuela, Zachary Grant

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Lesson Not Learned: Deepwater Horizon Research and Media Coverage Exposes Gaps in Knowledge and Risky Protocol Within the Oil Industry, Lauren Haller

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Attending College Influences the Perception of Parenting more than Young Adults or Students that do not Attend College, Brian Harrison

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Coastal Inundation due to Storm Surge as Sea Level Changes Along the Northern South Carolina and Southern North Carolina Coast, Justin Hartnett

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Mitochondrial DNA Inheritance in Bivalves: A Comparative Study Involving the Unique System of Doubly Uniparental Inheritance, Sarah Heishman

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Title IX Compliance: A Comparison of Coastal Carolina University to Other Regional Universities, B. Devon Howard

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U.S. Progress Toward IFRS, Whitney Hucks

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Selectivity of Prey Capture Based on Prey Size in the Venus Fly Trap (Dionaea muscipula Ellis), Jessica Humenik