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 2011

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Twenty-First Century Learning: Is Project Based Learning the Learning of the Future?, Rebecca Ringrose

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The Involvement of 26S Proteasome Complex in Selenium Toxicity, Melissa Sabbagh

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Ole, Ole… Oh No? The Economic and Social Impacts the FIFA World Cup has on its Host Countries and how South Africa, the 2010 Host, May Be Affected, Colleen A. Schohl

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Feminine Framing: Framing Theory and the Media's Portrayal of Female Athletes, Kamber Seay

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The Great Recession and its Effect on Small Businesses and Unemployment Rates, Alyssa Sharples

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A Comparison of Fish Growth Rates in a Pristine and an Urbanized Salt Marsh Estuary, Katherine Stohl

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Midterm Elections Used to Gauge President's Reelection Chances, Desmond D. Wallace

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The Effect of Xylitol on the Growth of Three Normal Oral Commensal or Probiotic Bacteria, Laura Walters

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The Effect of IFRS Convergence on Coastal Carolina University Accounting Major Students, Stephanie Wehrung

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Freedom in Education: The Movement to Educate the Freedmen in the Pee Dee Region During Reconstruction, Aliyyah Willis

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Social Distance as a Function of Mental Health Status and Gender of College Student Peers, Kaitlyn A. Zuilkowski

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Net Metering and Interconnection Standards for Santee Cooper and Three Investor-Owned Utility Companies in South Carolina, Barnes Anderson

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Application of a Hydrogeomorphic (HGM) Functional Assessment Outside the Designated Regional Subclass: An Estimation of HGM Transference for Pond Cypress Depressions of South Carolina, Sean A. Blakeney

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Rhizocephalan Parasites of Mud Crabs in South Carolina Estuaries, Erin Burnette

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Important Coastal Ecosystems and Projected Floral Experiments to Increase Productivity and Manipulate Reproductive Pathways, Elecia Chumley

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Colonization by Aquatic Insect Larvae in Experimental Ponds: Reproductive Decisions Based on Biotic and Abiotic Factors, Rachel Connelly

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Sediment Provenance of a Shore Oblique Sand Body, Long Bay, South Carolina, Jennifer Fierro

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Interactions Between Birds and Strand-feeding Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in a South Carolina Salt Marsh, Adam G. Fox

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A Surficial Geologic Study of Sandy Island, Georgetown County, South Carolina, Mark Joseph Howard

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Assessing a Hydrogeomorphic Approach to Blackwater Riverine Wetlands Along the Waccamaw River Near Conway, SC, Christopher H. King

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Microbial Stoichiometry and Homeostasis of Nutrient Ratios in Fungi, Desiree Leach

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Unrelated Business Income Taxes: What the Federal Courts Have Said, Barry Long

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Microbial Activity and Diversity Associated with Decomposing Spartina Wrack in Coastal Ecosystems, Morgan Marsh

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Defined Benefit vs. Defined Contribution Plans: Only 45 Years to Retirement: What a Recent College Graduate Needs to Know, Lauren Mouse

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Characteristics and Long-Term Strand-Feeding Behavior of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Bull Creek, South Carolina, Megan Mudron

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The Effects of Strengthening and Rehabilitation Programs for the Collegiate Baseball Player, Briana Patton

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The Effect of Natural Weather Phenomenon on Homeowners Insurance in Coastal Counties, Mary McKellar Purvis

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Enron vs. General Electric: Is Earnings Management Worth the Risk?, Brett Robertson

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Growth and Biomass of Water Hyacinth in a Tidal Blackwater River System, South Carolina, Amanda Rae Rotella

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Relationship Between Macroinvertebrate Assemblage Structure and Ecosystem Function in Two Coastal Plain Blackwater Streams, Whitney M. Ruppel

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An Examination of Soil Surface Temperatures in High Marsh Plant Habitats at Waties Island, SC, Megan S. Savard

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Seasonal Residency and Movement Patterns of Blacktip Sharks, Carcharhinus limbatus, in a South Carolina Estuary, Justin Schreer

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Preferential Fish Consumption Based on Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Mercury Concentrations for Maximum Health Benefits, Katrina Smith

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Catalytic Decomposition of Peroxynitrite and Superoxide by Nafion Films Modified with Iron and Manganese Porphyrin, Amanda Stull and Victor Sarpong

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UV Irradiation on Bacteriophage Survival, Sherri Tomlinson

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Using Stranding Data of Neonates Along the Coast of South Carolina to Examine Correlation Between Latitude and Birthing Periods of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), Frances Totten

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Growth Rate of Mugil cephalus from Two Isolated Ponds in Huntington Beach State Park, South Carolina, Matthew Vincent

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The Effects of Nest Thermal Stratification on Predictive Models for Temperature-dependent Sex Ratios and Survivorship of the Leatherback Turtle, Dermochelys coriacea, In Pacuare Reserve, Costa Rica, Rebecca Alice Xiques

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Identification of Potentially Pathogenic Yeast Species in Seagull Guano by Molecular Techniques, Tobias L. Banks

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Students' Perceived Parenting Styles and Their Later Romantic Attachment Styles and Preferred Coping Tendencies, Shannon L. Bogart

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Authentic Assessment versus Traditional Assessment: A Comparative Study, Nikki Brawley

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Shark Population Structure and Partitioning in Winyah Bay, SC, Samuel J. Gary, Jr.

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Mary's Wedding, Amelia Gay Hammond

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Mission Statements: The Soul of an Organization, Brian Johns

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The Contribution of Various Nekton Species to Nutrient Cycling Through Excretion and Bioturbation in an Intertidal Creek, Carrie Jones

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Micro-metazoan Use of Spartina alterniflora Stems of Different Ages, Jessica Laurel Kanes

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The Apology of Sidney: Explaining Martyrdom, Michael Marinaccio

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Modern Sophistry: On the "Economization" of Higher Education, Michael McShane

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Contribution of Candida albicans to the Synthesis of the Volatile Organic Compound Ethanol in Putrefied Bodies, Chelsey Mozingo

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Comparison of Surf Zone and Nearshore Nekton Communities in Horry County, South Carolina, Jeremy Mull

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The Effects of Permanent Magnets as an Elasmobranch-selective Repellent, Craig P. O'Connell

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Examining the Conservation Implications of Fire Management on Plant Assemblage Structure in Isolated Wetlands and Longleaf Pine Uplands at Sandy Island, South Carolina, Laura Jean Shappell

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The Effect of a Phytoplankton Maximum on the Trophic Food Chain of the Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) in North Inlet, South Carolina., Lindsay Michael Stang

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Relationship of Filamentous Fungi and Yeast Abundance to Level of Human Use in Beach Sand of Horry County, SC, Julia L. Stevens

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Augustus and the Architecture of Masculinity, Katie Thompson

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Effects of a Spatially and Temporally Predictable Chlorophyll Maximum on Bottlenose Dolphin Distribution in a South Carolina Estuary, Steven W. Thornton

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A Comparison of Herpetofauna Assemblages Among Tropical Forest Fragments and Subsistence Plantations Adjacent to an Ecuadorian Ramsar Wetland, Eric L. Tosso

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Effects of Inter-tributary Dissolved Organic Carbon Variability on Heterotrophic Microbial Communities in Upper Winyah Bay, SC, Emma K. Wear

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Effects of Shoreline Development on Plant Composition and Physical Structure in a South Carolina High Marsh, Zofia Zaplatynski

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Effects of Fire Management on Herpetofauna of Sandy Island, South Carolina, Kirstin Berben

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Differences in the Energy Expenditures of Oceanic and Estuarine Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), Robert Earl Clelland

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Captain and His Customers: A Case Study of the Sea Captain's House Restaurant, Dana DiCintio

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Nest-site Selection of Wilson's Plovers (Charadrius wilsonia) in South Carolina, Kerri Ann Dikun

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Prevalence, Patterns, and Effects of Shell Damage on Geukensia Demissa in South Carolina Estuarine Habitats, Rachel E. Hillard

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Response of High Marsh Benthic Invertebrate Assemblages to Shoreline Development in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, USA, Jennifer S. Jackson

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The Influence of Meteorological and Substrate Factors upon Embryonic Outcomes of Caretta caretta Nests in South Carolina, Katrina Johnston

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Tectonic and Magmatic Modification of Ocean Crustal Bulk Physical Properties: A Global Perspective, Nicole Kuenzel

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Abundance, Richness, and Habitat Preferences of Small Mammals on Spring Island, South Carolina., Mario James Lawrence

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Status and Trends of a Globally Imperiled Atlantic Coastal Plain Wetland: Links to Hydrogeologic Setting and Conservation, Monica J. Marlowe

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Distribution of Neonate Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks, Rhizoprionodon terraenovae, in a South Carolina Estuary and Nearby Waters, M. Kathleen Maxwell

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Comparison of Elasmobranch Fauna in Two South Carolina Estuaries Differing in their Degree of Human Impact, Mollie M. McDonough

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The Use of Ionic Liquids as Solvents: A Look at Dialkylimidazolium Compounds as a Solvent for the Production of Biodiesel, Mary Catherine Mullen

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Release, Emily Nott

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Breast Coloration and Algae Consumption by Bluegill Sunfish, M. Edward Parsons

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Santee River Delta: Evaluating the Effects of the Rediversion Project, Christina Ann Rarick

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Bat Species Richness and Edge Habitat Use on a Coastal Island in South Carolina, Travis Ford Scott

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Journey to Jinja: My Missions Trip to Uganda, Tasha Sutherland

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Competition Between Littoraria irrorata (Say) and Melampus bidentatus (Say) in the High Marsh on Waties Island, South Carolina, Elizabeth B. Trott

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Millennials and the Vietnam War: Looking Through a Distorted Lens, Andrew T. Caress

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A Review of the Treatment of Monilethrix from the 1960's to Current Date, Carla Hood

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Habituation and Generalization of Aggression Response in Male Siamese Fighting Fish, Betta splendens, Catherine M. Mingee

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The Effect of Changing Salinity on Sepioteuthis sepioidea Growth Rates, Blair Gordon Paul

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Reactive Oxygen Species Inhibited by Iron Porphyrin Immobilized on Nafion Film, Mathieu Sabbagh

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Calibrating an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) in Order to Measure Sediment Concentrations from Measured Backscatter Intensities, Joy Smith

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Prior Impacts Determine Future Success: Blue Crab Predation on the Ribbed Marsh Mussel, Jessica Stewart

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Ecological Characterization of Plant Communities in Nine Carolina Bays of Northeastern South Carolina, Danielle C. Zoellner

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Spatial and Temporal Monitoring of Water Quality Factors Likely Contributing to Hypoxia Along the Grand Strand, John R. Adamec

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Justinian's Digest : Duke University's Late Medieval Fragments, Jeremy Atkinson

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Influence of Sediment Type, Salinity, and Depth on the Distribution of Bottlenose Dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in a South Carolina Estuary, USA, Kathryn Page Blair

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Temporal Variability of Gulf Stream Warm and Cold Ring Formation, Allison Byrd

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The Effects of 17β-Estradiol and Progesterone on Ovarian and Liver Mass in Mosquitofish (Gambusia affinis), Robbie Alexander Clifton

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Influence of Structure and Anthropogenic Inputs on Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus, and Associated Estuarine Fauna, Ryan Corbin

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The Fight Off the Battlefield: The Importance of the Support of the People in the Hundred Years' War, Angela Dembiczak

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Effects of Vertical Structure on Inshore Artificial Reef Fish and Macroinvertebrate Communities, Jason Allan Garwood

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Habitat Partitioning in Four Species of Sharks in Winyah Bay, SC, Kelsey Gocke

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"Now's the Time": A Young Man's Journey into Jazz, Simon Harding

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Correlations Between the Distributions of the Atlantic Stingray (Dasyatis sabina) and the Southern Stingray (Dasyatis americana) to Salinity Profiles in Winyah Bay, South Carolina, Season Klein-Majors

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Plant Distribution and Diversity across the Ecotone between Carolina Bays and Pine Savanna on the Coastal Plain of South Carolina, Lorrie Laliberte

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A Comparative Statistical and Spatial Analysis of Mosquito Breeding Habitats in Warren County, New Jersey, Christine M. Lynn

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The Law of Demeter Applied to Aspect-Oriented Programming, Rhett S. McCarty