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 2010

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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

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Cash: Where Did it Come From? An Analysis in Change of Cash Reserves from 1994 to 2004, Trent Miller

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Healthy Campus 2010 & Coastal Carolina University: Profiling the Student Body in Terms of the Most Prevalent Health Issues, Britt Nordin

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Investigation of the Mechanism of CD8+ T Cell Homeostasis After Activation by C. neoformans-laden Microglial Cells, Jessica E. Nordin

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Investigation of CD8+ T Cell Cytotoxicity Within the Central Nervous System when Infected with Cryptococcus neoformans, Sherry Pittman

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How to Launch a Successful Small Business in Horry County, SC, Brandon Sessions

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A Look at Mergers & Acquisitions Between the Telecommunication and Information Communication Industries with Respect to Debt, Solomon J. Shields

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Feeding Strategies of a Hybrid Cichlid and its Relatives: The Hybrid Freshwater Parrot Cichlid (Cichlasoma sp?), Lara A. Zamarripa

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Examining the Effects of Construction Noise on the Respiration Rates and Behavior of a Rough-toothed Dolphin (Steno bredanensis) and a Pantropical Spotted Dolphin (Stenella attenuata) in Rehabilitation, Jessica Brinkman

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Canine Behavior in the Veterinary Setting Based on Owner History and Age, Amanda Colon

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A Comparison of Mitochondrial DNA Diversity Among Wild and Captive Red Panda Populations, Kathryn A. Copenhaver

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Expectations for Civil Rights in the United States: The Continuing Struggle for Racial and Gender Equality, Dorian Lockhart Dalton

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Frequency of Occurrence of Phytoplankton Blooms on the Grand Strand, South Carolina, Katherine E. Davis

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Mercury Deposition in Two Areas of Horry County, SC, Andrew Deffobis

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An Examination of the Relationship Between Uca spp. Burrow Depth, Density, and Distance from a Tidal Creek, Laura Eaton

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Association Patterns and Habitat Use by Mother-Infant Pairs of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in the North Inlet estuary near Georgetown, South Carolina, Jillian L. Fisher

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A Review of a Survey of the Genotoxicity of Horry County Waterways, Casey Hale

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One Soldier's Effort to Tell his Story: A Case Study on the Military Slang in the Journalistic Discourse of an A.E.F. Lieutenant, Charles Horton

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The Effects of the Herbicide, Atrazine, and Other Local Pollutants on the Fertilization and Development of the Sea Urchin, Lytechinus variegatus, Jessica Lee Keffer

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Validity of the Advection-Diffusion Equation, Mathew Knowlen

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Employee Theft on the Grand Strand, Mariana Levi

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Sharks of Winyah Bay: Database Design and Preliminary Data Analysis, Charles Ligocki

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Impact of Urbanization on the Coastal Wetlands in Myrtle Beach, SC, Ryan Lloyd

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The Warren Buffett Methodology: Are Patience and Fortitude Determinants of Success?, Matthew S. Miller

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Disinfectant Effect of Electrolyzed Oxidizing Water (EOW), with Variations in Concentration and Contact Time, on Coastal Carolina's Athletic Pond, Alena Newpher-Lockard

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Identification of the Immunoglobulin Superfamily Proteins in Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, Melissa Rohal

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The Influence of U.S. Public Opinion on U.S. Relations with Spain and Cuba: 1895-1903, Jason A. Schipper

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Habitat Utilization by Multiple Shark Species in a Southeastern Salt Marsh Estuary, Bree KaraBeth Yednock

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Blue, Uncertain Stumbling Buzz: Tracing Postmodernism Through History, Ashley M. Bailey

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Marketing the English Major: An Investigation of the Activities, Interests, and Future Lifestyle Choices of Students at Coastal Carolina University, Jennifer Lindsey Barnhill

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Angel 41: How I Lost My Faith in the Backseat of a Car, Everett Flowers

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Becoming a Professional Ceramic Artist, Brandi Green

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Spatial Delineation of Shark Habitat and Nursery Grounds in Winyah Bay, South Carolina, Katherine E. Koontz

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Attitudes Toward Rape Victims and Rape Myth Acceptance as a Function of Gender and Victimization, Meredith R. Putnam

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Salinity and Temperature Effects on the Distribution of Fish and Bottlenose Dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in North Inlet, South Carolina, Sarah Rider

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Retrofitting a Residential Retention/Detention Pond to Improve Water Quality of Stormwater Runoff, Jeremy Saeger

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The Evolution of the Unusual Avian Microsatellite, Mme 12, Tiffany Snyder

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The Effect of Sediment Temperature on the Burrowing Behavior of Male Fiddler Crabs, Uca pugilator, Marilyn R. Testa