Dissertations

2017

Edwanna Andrews.  “Damned to Hell.  The Black Church Experience for Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals.”  June 2017.  Dissertation Chair:  Dr. David Gay.

Mandi Barringer.  “A Place in the Pew:  Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Individuals’ Perceptions of Religious Traditions. May 2017.  Dissertation Chair:  Dr. David Gay.

Brenda Savage.  “The Best Thing Sociology Can Do.  The Transformative Potential of a Community Action and Involvement Course.”  June 2017.  Dissertation Chair:  Dr. Elizabeth Mustaine.

Lindsey Singer.  “Impacts of Workplace Violence:  The Role of Inequality.”  March 2017. Dissertation Chair:  Dr. Lin Huff-Corzine.

Emily Strohacker.  “Why You Gotta Be So Mean?  Examining the Impact of Underlying Social Factors On Traditional and Cyberbullying Offending.”  March 2017.  Dissertation Chair:  Dr. Lin Huff-Corzine.

Lauren Wright.  “Black, White, and Read All Over.  Exploring Racial Bias in Print Media Coverage of Serial Rape Cases.”  March 2017.  Dissertation Chair:  Dr. Lin Huff-Corzine.

 

2016

Jessica Chase. “The Religious Beliefs and Behaviors of Baby Boomers, Generation X, and the Millennials: Are There Still Gender Differences?” August 2016. Dissertation Chair: Dr. David Gay.

Denise Crisafi. “No Ground to Stand Upon?:  Exploring the Legal, Gender, and Racial Implications of Stand Your Ground Laws in Cases of Intimate Partner Violence” January 2016. Dissertation Chair: Dr. Jana Jasinski.

Thomas Hall. “Rethinking Drinking: A Paradigm Shift for Estimating Social and Behavioral Harm” January 2016. Dissertation Chair: Dr. James Wright.

Alyssa Mullins. ” “I am asked a question about children at least once a week”: Exploring Differences in Childbearing Habitus in Pronatalist Fields.” August 2016. Dissertation Chair: Dr. Fernando Rivera.

Brittany Murray. “Juvenile-Perpetrated Homicide and Family Disorganization: A Longitudinal Look” January 2016. Dissertation Chair: Dr. Lin Huff-Corzine.

Jenny Nguyen. “From the Yellow Peril to the Model Minority: An Experimental Survey Examining Racial Attitudes towards Asian American” January 2016. Dissertation Chair: Dr. J. Scott Carter.

Erin O’Neal. “Zooming in on the Money Shot: A Quantitative Analysis of Pornographic Film Actors.” August 2016. Dissertation Chair: Dr. Lin Huff-Corzine.

Rachel Rados. “Keeping Their Distance: A Comparison of 2009 and 2013 Domestic Violence Cases in Seminole County that Utilized GPS Technology to Determine Effectiveness of Program.” December 2016. Dissertation Chair: Dr. Jay Corzine.

Sara Stickhouser. “Food Insecurity, Social Inequality, and Social Policy” January 2016. Dissertation Chair: Dr. James Wright.

Mindy Weller. “Development of A Definition and Measure for the Study of Violent Mass Victimization.” August 2016. Dissertation Chair: Dr. Lin Huff-Corzine.

2015

Andrew Baird. “The Social Function of For-Profit Higher Education in The United States” August 2015. Dissertation Chair: Dr. Scott Carter.

Jessica Racine Jacques. “Women on the Line: A Qualitative Study of Women’s Experience of Work in the Meat Industry” May 2015. Dissertation Chair: Dr. Liz Grauerholz.

Lauren Norman. “Undergraduate Prescription Stimulant Misuse: The Impact of Academic Strain, Social Norms, and Gender.” August 2015. Dissertation Chair: Dr. Jason Ford.

Nicole Owens. “The Interspecies Family: Attitudes and Narratives” December 2015. Dissertation Chair: Dr. Liz Grauerholz.

Meghan Harte Weyant. “Collegiate Concerted Cultivation: The Influence of Class and Family on Higher Education” May 2015. Dissertation Chair: Dr. Jim Wright.

Jeffrey Williamson. “Can I Get an Amen? Central Florida Black Pastors’ Perceptions of the Impact of the Black Church in the Black Community” December 2015. Dissertation Chair: Dr. David Gay.