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 2012

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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, Bailey 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

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Female Students' Clothing Styles and their Effect on Perceived Intelligence by College Professors, Dea Kamberaj

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Recovery of the Long-Spine Sea Urchin, Diadema antillarum, in Discovery Bay, Jamaica, 27 Years After its Mass Mortality, Jessica Keller

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Multimessenger Astronomy: Modeling Gravitational and Electromagnetic Radiation from a Stellar Binary System, Kevin Kern

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Professional Sports Teams and their Local Economic Impact, A. J. Kuznitz

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Photocatalytic Activity of Zinc Oxide Thin Films Prepared by DC Sputter Deposition and Thermal Oxidation, Robert Louder

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Westernization and Muslims in Western Europe, Sean Manahan

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An Analysis of the Dietary Behaviors of Coastal Carolina University's NCAA Division I Student-Athletes, Alyssa Markowitz

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Anthropogenic Impact on Meiofauna in Myrtle Beach Area Estuaries, Melissa Martinez

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The Bioaccumulation of Total and Methyl Mercury in Water Hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) and Their Impact on Mercury Levels and Other Water Quality Parameters in a South Carolina Coastal Plain River, Julie Waneta Murphy

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Outsourcing: More Harm than Good, Ly Luu Pham

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Western Culture and the Spread of Serial Murder, Angela Pilson

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Analysis of the Water Fluoridation Controversy, Megan Presutti

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The Smartest "Guise" in the Room: Why America is Doomed to Repeat an Enron-Like Scandal, Shayne Reddington

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Problem Solving and Functional Fixedness: A Comparison Between Eco-Reps and Non Eco-Reps, Keith G. Richard

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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