2018

  • Josalie Condon. “Low Income And First Generation Students’ Engagement Of Authority Figures.” August 2018. Thesis Chair: Dr. Melanie Hinojosa.
  • TaShanda Dennison. “Attitudinal Trends in Police Use of Force.” June 2018. Thesis Chair: Dr. Amy Donley.
  • Madelyn Diaz. “Demanding Reduction: An Exploration of County-level Characteristics Associated with Areas of Human Trafficking in Florida.” June 2018. Thesis Chair: Dr. Lin Huff-Corzine
  • Johnathan Dunlop. “App-ily Ever After – Self-Presentation and Perception of Others on the Dating App Tinder.” December 2018. Thesis Chair: Dr. Ramon Hinojosa.
  • Alexandria Ellsworth. “I’m Not Your Waifu: Sexual Harassment and Assault in Cosplay, Anime & Comic Conventions.” August 2018. Thesis Chair: Dr. Lin Huff-Corzine
  • Jacob LaFleur, “State Gun Control Laws.” June 2018. Thesis Chair: Dr.Lin Huff-Corzine
  • Vanessa Rinker. “Don’t Do the Crime if You Can’t Do a Man’s Time.” June 2018. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jay Corzine
  • Amairini Sanchez. “An Analysis of Terrorism and Mental Health in Mass Shootings as Perceived by the Media.” June 2018. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jay Corzine.

 


 

2017

  • Jared Adams.  “Predicting Gun Ownership in America:  Birth Cohort, Political Views, and Attitudes Towards Gun Control Legislation.”  June 2017.  Thesis Chair:  Dr. David Gay.
  • Ketty Fernandez.  “Keep Your Thoughts off My Body:  Social Attitudes Toward Rape-Related Abortions.  May 2017.  Thesis Chair:  Dr. Lin Huff-Corzine.
  • Christopher Guido.  “Abortion attitudes and subjective religiosity: Examining a Fourfold Typology.”  June 2017.  Thesis Chair:  Dr. David Gay.
  • Corey Pomykacz.  “Sexual Violence Victimization and Prescription Drug Misuse: An Analysis Using General Strain Theory .”  June 2017.  Thesis Chair:  Dr. Jason Ford.
  • Emily Rosenbaum.  “Yeah, I’m A Girl.  I Play Video Games.  Identity Work of Collegiate Women Gamers.”  June 2017.  Thesis Chair:  Dr. Amanda Anthony.
  • Rhena South.  “Understanding Arson Through Community Resilience.”  June 2017.  Thesis Chair: Dr. Jay Corzine.
  • Alec Szalewski.  “Female Offenders of IPH: Victim, Offender, and Case Characteristics.”  June 2017.  Thesis Chair:  Dr. Lin Huff-Corzine.
  • Jessica Valentin.  “Then and Now: Using Syllabi to Shape the College Classroom.”  June 2017.  Thesis Chair:  Dr. Elizabeth Grauerholz.
  • Alexis Yohros.  “Dating Violence Victimization and Substance Use: Do Genes Play a Role?”  June. 2017.  Thesis Chair:  Dr. Jason Ford.

 


 

2016

  • Alexandra Warner. “”Chasing “Plan A”: Identity Development of First-Generation College Student-Athletes.” May 2016. Thesis Chair: Dr. Amanda Anthony.
  • J. Dillon Caldwell. “Emotional Labor and Identity Management Among HIV Counselors and Testers.” August 2016. Thesis Chair: Dr. Amanda Anthony.
  • C. Doug Charles. “Keeping Quiet: Investigating the Maintenance and Policing of Male-dominated Gaming Space.” August 2016. Thesis Chair: Dr. Adam Pritchard.
  • Lynette Coto. “Extracurricular Activities and Substance Use Among Adolescents: A Test of Social Control and Social Learning Theory.” August 2016. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jason Ford.
  • Michelle Craske. “Battle on the Homefront: An Auto Ethnographic Perspective on Domestic Violence.” August 2016. Thesis Chair: Dr. Lin Huff-Corzine.
  • Brielle Francis. “The Female Human Trafficker.” August 2016. Thesis Chair: Dr. Lin Huff-Corzine.
  • Michelle Parra. “An Examination of Domestic Violence Perpetration: A Further Look into the Gender Symmetry Debate.” August 2016. Thesis Chair: Dr. Amy Reckdenwald.
  • Diego Plaza. “The Gold Wrapper Standard: An Investigation into the Preference for Larger Condoms.” August 2016. Thesis Chair: Dr. Liz Grauerholz.
  • Dean Short. “SuperWhoLock: An Analysis of Subculture in a Microblogging Setting.” August 2016. Thesis Chair: Dr. Liz Grauerholz.
  • Claudine Turner. “Making the Invisible Visible: Exploring the Experiences of Black Male Professionals in Postsecondary Education.” August 2016. Thesis Chair: Dr. Liz Grauerholz.
  • Omar Villarreal. “The Ontological Sociology of Cryptocurrency: A Theoretical Exploration of Bitcoin.” August 2016. Thesis Chair: Dr. David Gay.

 


 

2015

  • Rachael McCrosky. “Experiences of Stigma During Sexual Healthcare Visits: A Qualitative Study of Non-monogamous Women.” May 2015. Thesis Chair: Dr. Shannon Carter.
  • Nicole Stark. “Millennials Making Meanings: Constructions of Sexual Harassment Regarding Gender and Power by Generation Y” May 2015. Thesis Chair: Dr. Liz Grauerholz.
  • Sarah King. “The Disobedient Prisoner: A Racial Comparison of the Level of Punishment Prescribed to Inmates for Rule Violations.”August 2015. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jay Corzine.
  • Chelsea Nordham. “Report Construction When Domestic Violence Surrounds or Involves Children” August 2015. Thesis Chair: Dr. Adam Pritchard
  • Sarah Sacra. “Les Temps Roulent: An Analysis of Emergency medical and Police Response Times to Shootings and Lethality in New Orleans” August 2015. Thesis Co-Chairs: Drs. Jay Corzine & Lin Huff-Corzine.
  • Jolene Vincent. “Domestic Violence & No-Drop Policies: Doing More Harm Than Good?” August 2015. Thesis Chair: Dr. Huff-Corzine.
  • Kayla Ward. “American Indian Homicide: A County-level Analysis Utilizing Social Disorganization Theory Revisited” August 2015. Thesis Chair: Dr. Amy Reckdenwald.
  • Brittanni Wyatt. “Media Coverage and the Ferguson Unrest.” December 2015. Thesis Chair: Dr. David Gay.
  • Nikilaus Wycha. “It’s a Conspiracy: Motivated Reasoning and Conspiracy Ideation in the Rejection of Climate Change” August 2015. Thesis Chair. Dr. Amanda Anthony.

 


 

2000 – 2010 Alumni Thesis

2010

  • Autumn Bishop “Muslims in the Media: The New York Times from 2000-2008.” August 2010. Thesis Chair: Dr. David Gay.
  • Lucretia Cooney “Bullying: Out of the School Halls and Into the Workplace.” August 2010. Thesis Chair: Dr. Lin Huff-Corzine.
  • Denise Crisafi The Response of Administrators and Instructors in the Orange County, Florida Public High School System to Dating Violence Prevention Programs.” May 2010. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jana Jasinski.
  • Ashley Maddox “When Love Turns Lethal: A Content Analysis of Intimate Partner Homicide in Print Media.” May 2010. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jana Jasinski.
  • Rachel Morgan “Victimization, Risky Behaviors, and the Virtual World.” May 2010. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jana Jasinski.
  • Lillian O’Connell “Energy-Use Behavior among College Students.” August 2010. Thesis Chair: Dr. Penelope Canan.
  • Joshua Roosth “University Leadership in Sustainability and Campus-Based Environmental Activism.” May 2010. Thesis Chair: Dr. John Lynxwiler.
  • Melissa Tetzlaff “Snagging the Online Sexual Predator: Descriptions of Who and How.” August 2010. Thesis Chair: Dr. Libby Mustaine.

2009

  • Meagan Arrastia “Have You Heard?: Predictors of HPV Awareness among a Random Sample of College Students.” May 2009. Thesis Chair: Dr. Fernando Rivera.
  • Donavan Bowers “Education and Spiritual Internalization.” August 2009. Thesis Chair: Dr. David Gay.
  • Nnenia Campbell “Hurricane Katrina and the Perception of Risk: Incorporating the Local Context.” August 2009. Thesis Chair: Dr. Penelope Canan.
  • Hilary Dotson “Homeless Women in the Orlando Shelter System: A Comparison of Single Women, Families, and Women Separated from their Children.” May 2009. Thesis Chair: Dr. James Wright.
  • Adrienne Horne “The Effect of Relative Deprivation on Delinquency: An Assessment of Juveniles.” August 2009. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jason Ford.
  • Wendi Kane “Working Hard and Barely Making It: Ideological Contradictions and the Working Poor.” May 2009. Thesis Chair: Dr. James Wright.
  • Andrew Lash “Religiosity and Subjective Interpretation of Personal Wealth.” May 2009. Thesis Chair: Dr. David Gay.
  • Jason LeVine “The Effects of Religious Affiliation and Participation on Racial Discrimination.” August 2009. Thesis Chair: Dr. David Gay.
  • Hollianne Marshall “Defended Neighborhoods and Organized Crime: Does Organized Crime Lower Street Crime.” August 2009. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jay Corzine.
  • Brandon Presley “Testing Bias in the Occupational Interview: A Pilot Study on Racial Discrimination.” August 2009. Thesis Chair: Dr. John Lynxwiler.
  • La’Shawn Rivera “Social Norms and College Dating Violence among Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (GLBTQ) Students.” December 2009. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jana Jasinski.
  • Patrick Sacleux “A Study of Regional Language and Identities in a Small Occitan Village.” December 2009. Thesis Chair: Dr. Fernando Rivera.
  • Tangela Towns “Race and Health Behaviors: A Study of Diabetes among African Americans.” May 2009. Thesis Chair: Dr. Fernando Rivera.

2008

  • Nicole Bauer “The Impact of Religiosity on Sexual Victimization Experiences and Reporting Behaviors among Female College Students.” December 2008. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jana Jasinski.
  • Mary Collins “Collaborative Dispute Resolution in Superfund Enforcement: Does the Resolution Approach Vary by Community-Level Sociodemographic Characteristics?” May 2008. Thesis Chair: Dr. Brent Marshall.
  • Jamie Dodge “Living and Thriving in the Land of Milk and Honey: Religion and the Success of Mexican Immigrants to the United States.” August 2008. Thesis Chair: Dr. James Wright.
  • Brian Gentry “Technological Disasters: An Investigation of the Conservation of Resources Theory on Depression.” Thesis Chair: August 2008. Dr. Fernando Rivera.
  • Sara Neuenschwander “The Social Construction of Claims-Making: Bahamian Anglers vs. Non-Resident Sports-Fishermen.” August 2008. Thesis Chair: Dr. John Lynxwiler.
  • Rachel Rayburn “We are Not Responsible for Our Addictions, but we are Responsible for Our Recovery: A Qualitative Exploratory Study of the Life Histories of Homeless Alcoholics in Recovery.” August 2008. Thesis Chair: Dr. James Wright.
  • Anthony Saieva “Marijuana Legalization: Americans’ Attitudes over Four Decades.” August 2008. Thesis Chair: Dr. David Gay.

2007

  • Matthew Graham “The Driving Force behind Gun Crimes: A Time Series Analysis of the Impact of Gun Type and Gun Density.” May 2007. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jay Corzine.
  • Katherine Lieftink  “Addressing Domestic Violence among Small Baptist Church Clergy.” August 2007. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jana Jasinski.
  • Jennifer Truman “Fear of Crime and Perceived risk of Victimization among College Students.” May 2007. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jana Jasinski.

2006

  • Melissa Castora “Opinions on Government Spending on Social Security: A Year and Cohort Analysis.” May 2006. Thesis Chair: Dr. Tracy Dietz.
  • David Cintron “The Taino are Still Alive, Taino Cuan Yahabo: An Example of the Social Construction of Race and Ethnicity.” August 2006. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jay Corzine.
  • Michelle Coleman “The 1980’s and Today: An Analysis of Women’s Subjective Well-Being.” August 2006. Thesis Chair: Dr. David Gay.
  • Chantel Dufrene “College Drinking, Greek Affiliation and the Need to Fit in: An Analysis of Social Norms and Motivations Associated with Fraternity and Sorority Binge Drinking.” August 2006. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jason Ford.
  • Rebecca Feiler “Engagement, Trust, and Reciprocity: Exploring the Relationship between Social Capital and Participation in Nonprofit Organizations.” December 2006. Thesis Chair: Dr. James Wright.
  • Meggan Jordan “10X the Talent=1/3 of the Credit: How Female Musicians are Treated Differently in Music.” August 2006. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jana Jasinski.
  • Nicholas Libby “Falling Down: The Influence of Traffic Patterns and Availability of Emergency Medical Service Personnel on the Lethality of Violent Encounters.” August 2006. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jay Corzine.
  • Erin Nabors “Relationship Violence among College Students: The Predictive Power of Sociodemographic Characteristics and Domestic Violence Beliefs.” May 2006. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jana Jasinski.
  • Nasima Pfaffl “Catching Satisfaction: Personal and Political Framings in the Homebirth Movement, 1970-2000.” May 2006. Thesis Chair: Dr. Lin Huff-Corzine.
  • Diane Prather “Public Religious Participation: A Comparison of Three Distinct Birth Cohorts.” December 2006. Thesis Chair: Dr. David Gay.
  • Martin Smith “Rapitalism.” December 2006. Thesis Chair: Dr. John Lynxwiler.
  • David Zeller “Does Hope VI Deep-Six the Poor?: Analyzing the Effects of Displacement on Former Residents of Distressed Public Housing in a Mid-Sized Southern City.” May 2006. Thesis Chair:  Dr. James Wright.

2005

  • Brian Bigelow “Double Jeopardy: Homeless and Over 55.” May 2005. Thesis Chair: Dr. James Wright.
  • Megan Duesterhaus “When Life Really is a Stage: A Test of Objectification Theory using Dancers and Non-Dancers.” May 2005. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jana Jasinski.
  • Kristina Dzara “Is Gay Really Gay?: A Heterosexual/Homosexual Quality of Life Comparison.” May 2005. Thesis Chair: Dr. David Gay.
  • Minna Grantham “The Maintenance of Ethnic Culture and Manifestations of Ethnic Identity in the Life Stories of Finnish Immigrants.” December 2005. Thesis Chair: Dr. Tracy Dietz.
  • Tara King “Race, Socio-Economic Status, School Level Resources and Parental Influences on FCAT Scores in Florida: A Quantitative Study.” December 2005. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jana Jasinski.
  • Sandra Nead “A Constructionist Analysis of Same-Sex Marriage.” August 2005. Thesis Chair: Dr. John Lynxwiler.
  • Rebecca Weichsel “Risk Factors for Adult Victimization among Florida’s Homeless Women.” August 2005. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jana Jasinski.
  • Heather Wilson “Gender Differences in Characteristics of Intimate Partner Homicide Offenders.” August 2005. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jana Jasinski.

2004

  • Christine Bevc “Exposure Matters: Examining the Physical and Psychological Health Impacts of Toxic Contamination Using GIS and Survey Data.” May 2004. Thesis Chair: Dr. Brent Marshall.
  • Marguerite Cashen “Population Churn: The Migration Flow of Florida.” December 2004. Thesis Chair: Dr. James Wright.
  • Amy Donley “For Richer and For Poorer: The Impact of State Level Legislation on Marriage, Divorce and Other Outcomes.” May 2004. Thesis Chair: Dr. James Wright.
  • Delores Edelen “Explaining Churn: Mass Society, Social Capital, and Community Turbulence.” December 2004. Thesis Chair: Dr. James Wright.
  • Ashley Elmore “The New Man and the New Lad: Hegemonic Masculinities in Men’s Lifestyle Magazines.” August 2004. Thesis Chair: Dr. Earl Wright II.
  • Leith Lombas “Do You Have a Friend?: The Impact of Personal Knowledge of Someone with AIDS on Attidtudes towards AIDS.” May 2004. Thesis Chair: Dr. David Gay.
  • Jennifer Parham “Aggression in Lesbian and Bisexual Relationships.” May 2004. Thesis Chair: Dr. Tracy Dietz.
  • Jason Ruckert “Gun Ownership Trends in the United States: 1973-2000.” May 2004. Thesis Chair: Dr. James Wright.

2003

  • Kimberly Daniels “Economic Dependency and the Division of Household Labor: Examining the Impact of Relative Earnings on Household Labor Patters.” May 2003. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jana Jasinski.
  • Sada Sheldon “Exploring the Social Determinants of Gambler Motives.” August 2003. Thesis Chair: Dr. John Lynxwiler.
  • Shauna Taylor “Revictimization by the Media: A Content Analysis of the Portrayal of Femicide in the News.” December 2003. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jana Jasinski.

2002

  • Corina Medley “Seen Any Good Movies Lately?: Demographics and Attitudinal Predictors of Female X-Rated Film Viewership.” December 2002. Thesis Chair: Dr. Huff-Corzine.
  • Heidi Watt “Fit for Deviance: An Exploration of the Social Dynamics of Obligatory Exercise.” August 2002. Thesis Chair: Dr. John Lynxwiler.

2001

  • Janet Mackall “Non-Professional Congregational Leadership in the United Methodist Church: Identifying Factors Affecting Levels of Female Participation.” December 2001. Thesis Chair: Dr. Ida Cook.
  • Meghan Probstfield “Perceptions of Death: An Exploratory Study about Thoughts and Feelings of the Biological Body as a Corpse.” August 2001. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jana Jasinski.
  • Jennifer Slotkin “Home-work: Examining the Impact of Power and Resources of the Domestic Division of Labor.” December 2001. Thesis Chair: Dr. David Gay.
  • Steve Wilson “The Integration of African-American Officers into the Police Profession and its Effect on Arrest Discrimination and the Police Subculture.” August 2001. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jana Jasinski.

2000

  • Nadine Barrett “To Train or Not to Train: An Assessment of the Florida Dependency Circuit Court Judges in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases.” August 2000. Thesis Chair: Dr. Tracy Dietz.
  • Cory Bernston “Saving Face: Perceived Comfort Level in Self-Disclosure by Gender-Role Identity and Social Context.” December 2000. Thesis Chair: Dr. Lin Huff-Corzine.
  • Scott Burns “Inmate Criminality: A Study of the Importation and Deprivation Models of Behavior.” August 2000. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jay Corzine.
  • Giovanna Gianesini “A Multivariate Approach to the Dynamic of Violence within Intimate Relationships: An Application of Theory of Coercive Power in Exchange.” May 2000. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jay Corzine.
  • Joyce Glaser “An Impact Assessment of the 1992 Change of the Florida Domestic Violence Law.” December 2000. Thesis Chair: Dr. Ida Cook.
  • Christina Lanier “Native Americans and Homicide: A County-Level Analysis Utilizing Social Disorganization Theory.” August 2000. Thesis Chair: Dr. Lin Huff-Corzine.

 


 

1993 – 1999 Alumni Thesis

1999

  • Deborah Childers “Age Structure, the Criminal Justice Budget, and Demography.” 1999. Thesis Chair:     Dr. Libby Mustaine.
  • Joah Francoeur “The Southern Baptist Boycott of Disney from a Social Constructionist Perspective.” 1999. Thesis Chair: Dr. John Lynxwiler.
  • Shannon Peardon “Age Period and Cohort Explanations for Attitudes towards Homosexuality.” 1999. Thesis Chair: Dr. Tracy Dietz.
  • Brian Yeitz “Drinking Water Quality: Are Resident’s willing to pay for Better Quality Water?” 1999. Thesis Chair: Dr. Ida Cook.

1998

  • Triscia Panarello “Attitudes, Beliefs, and Perceptions about Date Rape, Alcohol-Related, and Non-Consensual Drug Use: Rape on a College Campus.” 1998. Thesis Chair: Dr. Lin Huff-Corzine.

1997

  • Virginia Eisenmenger “Cohort Determinants in the Well-Being of Midlife Men.” 1997. Thesis Chair: Dr. David Gay.
  • Shawn Halls “The Changing Face of Migration?: An Investigation of the Fastest Growing Hispanic Population in the United States.” 1997. Thesis Chair: Dr. Arlen Carey.

1995

  • Catherine Decorte “Escape from the Killing Fields: An Examination of Claims-Making as Metaphor.” 1995. Thesis Chair: Dr. John Lynxwiler.
  • Susan Eichenberger-Levy “Religious Affiliation and Catholic Women.” 1995. Thesis Chair: Dr. David Gay.
  • Melody Lawrence “An Examination of Abuse in the Lives of Homeless Men: Exploring the Utility of the Self-Control Model.” 1995. Thesis Chair: Dr. Joan Morris.
  • Michael Leary “Suicide, Assimilation, and Social Integration among Mexican Americans.” 1995. Thesis Chair: Dr. Arlen Carey.
  • Christopher Marston “Constructive Shock: A Phenomenological Study on Rationalized Macro-Public Policy and Micro-Reconstructions of Reality.” 1995. Thesis Chair: Dr. Ida Cook.
  • Nancy Anne Murchison “The Media as Clams-Makers: A Case Study of Violence against Tourist in Florida.” 1995. Thesis Chair: Dr. John Lynxwiler.
  • Lauressa Nelson “The Roles of Gender, Race, and Mass News Media in the Distribution of Federal Health Resources.” 1995. Thesis Chair: Dr. Arlen Carey.

1993

  • Kamala Lewis “The Impact of Church Attendance and Labor Force Participation on the Pregnancy Duration of Women Who Abort.” 1993. Thesis Chair: Dr. John Lynxwiler.
  • Greg Weaver “Examination of Regressed Pedophilia Using Theory of Self Control.” 1993. Thesis Chair:   Dr. John Lynxwiler.