MA Theses

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.

2014

Lauren Gilmore. “Pro-Life Progressivism: The Effect of Abortion Attitudes on Attitudes Towards Government Welfare Programs” May 2014. Thesis Chair: Dr. David Gay.

Kate Griffin. “Pinning Motherhood: The Construction of Mothering Identities on Pinterest” August 2014. Thesis Chair: Dr. Amanda Anthony.

Marie Gualtieri. “‘Til Death Do I Wait”: Experiences of Food Insecurity among Elders on the Meals on Wheels Waiting List” May 2014. Thesis Chair: Dr. Amy Donley.

Sarah Halbert. “A Senior Water Aerobics Class as a Subculture” May 2014. Thesis Chair: Dr. Liz Grauerholz.

Jessica Kleinberger. “Down in the Mouth: Homelessness and Oral Health” May 2014. Thesis Chair: Dr. James Wright.

Subriena Persaud. “Performing on the Screen: An Exploration of Gender Representation in Technology Video Advertisements” May 2014. Thesis Chair: Dr. Liz Grauerholz.

Tiffany Rogers. “Advertising Risk: A Comparative Content Analysis of Contraceptive Ads Targeting Black and White Women” August 2014. Thesis Chair. Dr. Shannon Carter.

Joshua Simpkins. “Creating Constructs Through Categorization – Gender and Race” May 2014. Thesis Chair: Dr. Shannon Carter.

Patrick Smith. “Perceptions of Education as an Avenue to Life Course Success: A Study of Millennials” May 2014. Thesis Chair: Dr. David Gay

2013

Jessica Chase. “Why They Stop Attending: An Exploratory Study of Religious Participation Decline Among Millennials from Conservative Christian Backgrounds” August 2013. Thesis Chair: Dr. David Gay.

Matthew Hiesterman. “High School Students Attending College: A Study of the Dual Enrollment Program and Its Impact on the Postsecondary Institution of Brevard Community College” August 2013. Thesis Chair: Dr. Fernando Rivera.

Andrew Latinsky. “Showcasing Self: An Intersectional Examination of Body Type Presentation in Online Daters.” May 2013. Thesis Chair: Dr. Scott Carter.

Alyssa Mullins. “Moving Beyond Title IX: An Evaluation of the Comprehensiveness and Accessibility of Policies and Procedures for Preventing and Responding to Gender Based Violence.” August 2013. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jana Jasinski.

Sara Strickhouser. “Measuring Impact: The State of Nonprofit Evaluation in the Greater Orlando Area.” May 2013. Thesis Chair: Dr. James Wright.

Richard Webster. “The Dimensions of Social Capital.” May 2013. Thesis Chair: Dr. James Wright.

2012

Sara Afflerback. “Rock-A-Buy Baby: Consumerism by New, First-Time Mothers.” May 2012. Thesis Chair: Dr. Elizabeth Grauerholz.

Mergin Akin. “Exploring Theology and Practice in Islamic Parenting.” December 2012. Thesis Chair: Dr. Fernando Rivera.

Lindsey Bares. “What is the effect of race, religion, skin color, and national origin on duration of processing for permanent resident visas?” August 2012. Thesis Chair: Dr. James Wright.

Evan Chabot. “Thematic Patterns in Millennial Heavy Metal: A Lyrical Analysis.” December 2012. Thesis Chair: Dr. David Gay.

Brittany Hanson. “Growing Health: Community Gardens and Their Effects on Diet, Physical and Mental Health and Community.” August 2012. Thesis Chair: Dr. James Wright.

Melissa Henson. “Issues of Crime and School Safety: Zero Tolerance Policies and Children with Disabilities.” May 2012. Thesis Chair: Dr. Ida Cook.

John Gary L’Hommedieu. “The Continuing Anglican Metamorphosis: Introducing the Adapted Integrated Model.” December 2012. Thesis Chair: Dr. David Gay.

Brenna Kelly. “Environmental Attitudes and Behaviors: The Issue and Its Dimensions.” August 2012. Thesis Chair: Dr. David Gay.

Abigail Malick. “An Examination of Animal Service Officers Views on their Readiness to Recognize and Report Domestic Violence.” August 2012. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jana Jasinski.

William Mader. “The Rise of the Smooth Jazz Format: An Exploratory Study of Kenny G and His Gang of Smooth Operators.” May 2012. Thesis Chair: Dr. Elizabeth Grauerholz.

Nicole Owens. “It’s Not all About the Animals: Veterinarians’ Perspectives on Their Work.” August 2012. Thesis Chair: Dr. Liz Grauerholz.

Mindy Weller. “A Look at Jail-based Reentry Programs.” August 2012. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jay Corzine.

 

2011

Mandy Barringer. “Religious Women and Homosexuality: A Denominational Breakdown.” May 2011. Thesis Chair: Dr. David Gay.

Candice Campanaro. “Transitions: How the Transgender Community uses Impression Management.” August 2011. Thesis Chair: Dr. Elizabeth Grauerholz.

Jamie Hecht. “The Vegetarian Social Movement: An Analysis of Withdrawal and Backsliding.” May 2011. Thesis Chair: Dr. John Lynxwiler.

Jerrold Kaufman. “Framing Racial Inequality: A Reassessment of the Effect of Religion on Racial Attitudes.” May 2011. Thesis Chair: Dr. Scott Carter.

Lei Lei. “Do Immigrants Consume Less Energy than Native-Born Americans?” May 2011. Thesis Chair:  Dr. Heili Pals.

Christopher McDaniel. “In Search of Satanists: Examining the Accounts of Deviant Religious Practitioners.” August 2011. Thesis Chair: Dr. John Lynxwiler.

Brittany Murray. “Does Religiosity Deter Juvenile Delinquency.” May 2011. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jana Jasinski.

Parag Patel. “We Live This Shit: Rap as a Reflection of Reality for Inner City Youth.” December 2011. Thesis Chair: Dr. James Wright.

Jaclyn Schildkraut. “Homicide in the Headlines: An Analysis of the Newspaper Reporting of Baltimore Homicides of 2010.” May 2011. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jay Corzine.

Shannon Simone. “The Stigmatization of Deathcare Workers.” August 2011. Thesis Chair: Dr. Jay Corzine.

Katelan Smith. “Hungry and Taking the Bus?: Assessing Food Outlet Accessibility in Central Florida.” August 2011. Thesis Chair: Dr. James Wright.

Doris Stanley. “Religion and Sex: A Look at Sexual Frequency as it Relates to Religious Affiliation, Religious Attendance, and Subjective Religiosity.” August 2011. Thesis Chair: Dr. David Gay.

Anna Turner. “Street Team Member Socialization.” August 2011. Thesis Chair: Dr. John Lynxwiler.