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 2024

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The Relationship between Sun Protective Behavior, Health Beliefs, Attitudes, and Norms of Sun Exposure among College Athletes, Avery B. Snyder

Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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The Dynamics of Sedimentary Chlorophyll α at a High-Energy Beach, Sarah (Gray) Abel

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THE MAJORITY AS THE MINORITY: A SINGLE CASE STUDY EXPLORING CAMPUS ENVIRONMENT AND THE RETENTION OF RACIAL MINORITY STUDENTS ATTENDING A 2-YEAR TECHNICAL HBCU IN SOUTH CAROLINA, Meaghan ShaRon Avery

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Suboxic and anaerobic respiration across a sandy-shore-to-estuarine gradient, Jacey Ballard

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COVID-19's Impact on School Principals' Self-Efficacy as Managerial Leaders, Krystle Marie Ballatore

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HOW MARGINALIZED STUDENTS FIND THEMSELVES INCLUDED IN SYLLABI: AN INTERPRETATIVE PHENOMENOLOGICAL ANALYSIS, Jean Kennedy Bennett

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TEACHER INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES IMPACTING RURAL, HIGH-POVERTY STUDENT ACADEMIC OUTCOMES, Erin Kinney Burt

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A STUDY LINKING TITLE 1 STRATEGIC RESOURCE ALLOCATION TO STUDENT ACADEMIC SUCCESS IN SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Brenton Jerrod Coe

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Discipline, Disparity, and Diplomas: Suspension and Grade Retention in a Southeastern State, Sarah N. Kangarloo Crist

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Investigating the Most Valued Components of the South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program by Graduates Who Have Remained in the Education Profession, Amanda Jane Darden

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A MULTIPLE REGRESSION ANALYSIS OF FACTORS INFLUENCING 2-YEAR COLLEGE ENROLLMENT DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, Lauren Margaret Davis

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Ableism, Ableist Microaggressions, and Psychological Thriving: A Mixed-Methods Study of College Students with Physical Disabilities, Tonya Barnhill Dawsey

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Creating UNICORNS: Teaching IEP Literacy and Accommodation Self-Advocacy Through Asynchronous Interactive Video Modules, Kathleen M. C. Dorr

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LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: EVALUATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENTS IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS, Michelle Dzurenda

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Investigation of a Possible Switch of Benthic Photosynthetic Organisms and Phytoplanktonic Organisms in White Point Swash, South Carolina, Nathan Easterling

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Evaluating Clinical Educational Learning Outcomes for a Changing Field: Utilizing a 2:1 Collaborative Learning Model in an Acute Care Setting for First Semester Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Students, Lori-Ann Ferraro

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Development of Three Novel eDNA Assays for Detecting Coastal Sharks, Kristina Dawn Flanigan

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Adaptability: Its Professional Capital and Influence on Secondary Science Teacher Job Satisfaction, Kristy A. Floyd

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Disability Justice in Higher Education: The Lived Experiences of Disabled White Women Disability Services Directors, Emily Gaspar

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A Cooperative Business Analysis of Starbucks Corporation & Reflection by Principal Financial Investigator, Abigail R. George

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Case Study: Investigation into the Ownership of Jean-Honore Fragonard's Blind Man's Buff (1750-1752), Trinity Ghering

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Workplace Factors That Contribute to Teacher Intent to Leave the Profession, Teresa Blount Gibbons

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Neonate Atlantic Sharpnose Shark (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae) Relative Abundance and Body Condition in Two South Carolina Estuaries Varying in Urbanization, Rileigh E. Hawk

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The Relationship Between Academic Self-Efficacy and Academic Achievement of First-Time First-Year Students Enrolled at a Technical College, Heather Marie Hoppe

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Early College High School: A Study of Dual Enrollment Students' Academic Success Based on Classroom Environment, Cynthia A. Johnston

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POPULATION TRENDS AND TROPHIC ECOLOGY OF THE INVASIVE PEACOCK EEL (MACROGNATHUS SIAMENSIS) IN THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES, Grace Kahmann

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SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS’ EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING AND WORK-RELATED STRESSORS IN THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT, Mallory J. Laravie

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Exploring Potential Drivers of Expanded Ocean Anoxia during Ocean Anoxic Event 2 in Tarfaya Basin (Morrocco) with SEM-EDS, Rylee Lindner

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Deterrent Effects of the Select Magnetic and Repellent Treated (SMARTTM) Hooks and the Recently Developed "SMARTER" Hooks on Sharks in Recreational Hook-and-Line and Longline Trials, Ryan Lowndes

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Use of space and foraging behavior of loggerhead shrikes in urban areas, Katie Anne Maddox

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Prevalence and density of Perkinsus marinus in Crassostrea virginica from Murrells Inlet and North Inlet, SC, Nora Mouer

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Numerical Study of Owls’ Leading-Edge Serrations, Asif Shahriar Nafi

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Does School Choice Guarantee Reading Success? An Investigation Into the Impact Of West Charter School District On the Reading Success of Third Graders, Shemekia LaChristy Nero

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College Student Attitudes toward Student-Athlete's Ability to Profit from Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL), Daniel G. Panzano

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CHARACTERISTICS OF REFRACTIVITY AND SEA STATE IN THE MARINE ATMOSPHERIC SURFACE LAYER AND THEIR INFLUENCE ON X-BAND PROPAGATION, Douglas Matthew Pastore

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Student-Athlete Retention: An Analysis of Student-Athlete Retention At A Small, Private, Highly Residential NCAA Division II Institution In The Southeast, Malcolm Kendrick Reed

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The Post-Pandemic Influence on Social Emotional Learning in the K-12 Music Classroom, Jodie Michelle Rowe

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BUILDING COMPREHENSION: A CAUSAL COMPARATIVE STUDY OF FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO THE ORAL READING FLUENCY OF FIRST GRADERS, Kimberly Michelle Shaw

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Applications of Artificial Intelligence to Improve Coastal Ocean Modeling, Dongliang Shen

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Teaching Students with a Mild Intellectual Disability how to Respond to Strangers using Computer-Based Video Instruction, Chelsey Rae Simmons

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Investigation of zinc and iron in wildflower honey, Savannah Simpson

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Comparison of Traditional to Hybrid Modality of Instruction, Paul Michael Spadaro

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Ocean Wave-Coherent Temperature and Humidity Near-Surface Vertical Distributions and Their Effect on Radar Performance over the Ocean, Mathew James Stanek

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The Effect of Factors and Constraints on Sporting Attendance, Joshua D. Whitlow

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Quantifying population-level effects of warm-water catch-and-release mortality on Muskellunge (Esox masquinongy) in the James River, Virginia, Cory J. Bauerlien

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A Computer Vision-Based Method for Bolt Loosening Detection, Savannah Burdette

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Stepping Out of the Sun: Watteau and Freedom in the Early Eighteenth Century, Jayme G. Carlson

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Use of Modeling to Support Students’ Learning of Energy Concepts, Delaney Carone and Ashley Perkins

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Birth Order, College Major, and Social Behavior, Gianna D'Aconti

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Enzootic trends of Crassostrea virginica and Perkinsus marinus in North Inlet estuary, South Carolina, Nico Martin D'Amico

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Alzheimer's Disease: A Comprehensive Review Including Personal Experience from Retirement Home Patients, Sydney Fox

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Microplastic Fiber Abundance for South Carolina White Shrimp, Litopenaeus setiferus, Across Two Habitats, Adriene Funck

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Examining the Impacts of Flooding on Public Health, Lauren Gibson

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Why do Shadows Change Throughout the Day?, Caitlin M. Hallam

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Teacher Work Sample: Telling Time, Courtney R. Hallam

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Next-generation sequencing shows increasing temperatures affect stream fungal communities, Regan Hodgson

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Striped blenny (Chasmodes bosquianus) behavior and shelter use in a southeastern salt marsh tidal creek, Brooklyn Johnson and Juliana Harding

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Fine-scale site selection of strand-feeding common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and their prey, Deborah Kleinclaus

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Loggerhead shrike detectability and occurrence in coastal South Carolina urban areas, Michelle Krauser

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Aerodynamics and Turbulent Wake-Flow Characteristics of Owls during Flapping Flight, Krishnamoorthy Krishnan

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Winter use of Winyah Bay, SC by the Spiny Dogfish (Squalus acanthias), and their movements south of Cape Hatteras, NC, Meredith L. Langford

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Teacher and School Leader Perspectives on Factors that Impact Relationships and Recidivism Among Black or African American Girls: A Mixed Methods Study, Amber Jan LaSalle

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Defining the Leading Edge of the Marine – Non-Marine Transition in the Pee Dee Basin: Influences, and Dynamic Parameters of a Highly Dynamic System, Nicole McHugh

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Silting dynamics and metal contaminants in the Georgetown Inner Harbor, Ezekiel Wil Meyers

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Sustainability in Minor League Sports, Sara Nimmo

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The Association Between Parental Relationships and the Marital Views, Attitudes, and Relationships of College Students, Emma Oswald

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THE USE OF TIME-LAPSE AND STILL PHOTOGRAPHS TO DOCUMENT THE EFFECTS OF SEASONALITY ON DUNE MORPHODYNAMIC EVOLUTION IN COROLLA, NC., Briar Ownby-Connolly

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Contraceptive Knowledge of Female College Students, Lina Perugini

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Detecting Potentially Neurotoxic Pseudo-nitzschia Species in the Grand Strand Area, Chesney Price

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Extraction, Analysis, and Comparison of Microplastics in SC Marsh Substrates, Austin G. Sige

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Microplastic Accumulation in the Digestive Tract of Young-Of-Year Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae) in the Grand Strand, SC, Andrew Curtis Sitlinger

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Video Modeling vs. Video Prompting with Task Analysis: Which one do students with ID respond better to?, Patricia Still

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The Relationship Between Alexithymia, Callous Affect, Aggression, and Emerging Adulthood, Grace Sutz

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Abundance and growth of juvenile Atlantic Sturgeon in the Edisto River, SC, Molly Katherine Takacs

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IMPROVING NEAR SURFACE REFRACTIVITY ESTIMATES IN MARINE ENVIRONMENTS, Sarah Evelyn Wessinger

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Arctic Sea Ice Loss in the Pacific Sector and Its Impacts on Sudden Stratospheric Warming Events, Jiarong Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Effect of Aerobic Exercise with Blood Flow Restriction on Substrate Utilization and Energy Expenditure, Nathen Andrews

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The Relationship between Classroom Distractions and Off-Task Students, Michelle L. Andrus, Ashton K. Harrison, and Kathryn E. Wojnar

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Discovering the Formation of Sound, Michelle L. Andrus and Catherine Scott

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Warming stimulates sporulation rates and alters community structure of litter-associated fungi in streamside channel experiment, Kaitlin D. Beasley-Polko

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EZ-Translate, Mason D. Beattie

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Analysis of Business Capstone Consulting Report: Willamette Valley Vineyards, Inc, Allison C. Beirne

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Assessing Sustainability at CCU, Savannah Billings

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The Influence of Bottom Type and Water Column Stratification on Reef Fish Community Structure at Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary, Bridget Campbell

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Seasonal Habitat Use of Diamondback Terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) in North Inlet, Winyah Bay, Georgetown, South Carolina, Danielle Elizabeth Capella

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An EEMD Approach to Non-Stationary, Non-Linear Environmental Long- and Short-term Time Series Data of Charleston, SC, with a 2009 Flood Anomaly Case Study, Dylan David Carpenter

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The Intersection of Art History and Graphic Design, Caitlin Anessa Childers

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Organic matter spatial and temporal patterns in coastal sands of Long Bay, South Carolina, Kayla B. Christofferson

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Initial investigation of wildflower honey using headspace solid-phase microextraction coupled with gas chromatography-mass spectrometry for geographical information, Tyra Countiss

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The Transfer of Motor Skill Practice to the Game: A Review of Transfer of Learning Theory and Applications, Silver Dawson

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Iron Geochemistry Across an Estuary-to-Coastal Gradient, Lissett G. Diaz

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The Emergence of Esports through the Last Five Years, Jordan Donald

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Acute Physiological and Perceptual Responses to Unilateral versus Bilateral Walking with Blood Flow Restriction, Sage Donaldson

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The influence of the Gut Microbiota and Alzheimer’s Disease, Mackenzie E. Gibbs

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Using Creative Writing and Literacy to Dismantle the School to Prison Pipeline, Tyler N. Gross

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Development of a habitat model for an endemic leuciscid, the Sandhills Chub (Semotilus lumbee), Garrett Mitchell Herigan

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Shark Diversity and Relative Abundance at Myrtle Beach, SC Fishing Piers, Lynsey E. Isner

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Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Team Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Muscular Strength, Kaylee Kaczvinsky

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Eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica seasonal growth patterns revealed by sclerochronology, James Klein and Juliana Harding

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How Power Creates Alteration Among Communication for Members Within a Greek Letter Sorority, Kelsey M. Kopec