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Graduation FAQs
Important Reminders for After Commencement 

Completing a Thesis or Dissertation

The purpose of the thesis or dissertation is to show evidence of the graduate student's development as a consumer of research and knowledge. The process of writing a thesis or dissertation starts very early - at the point of writing a proposal. Different programs have different formatting policies and follow different style manuals. Please contact your thesis or dissertation chair for requirements. It is important that students are mindful of these program-specific policies. Where a program’s deadlines are earlier than the ones listed here, those program-specific timelines take precedence.

Deadlines

Programs have the discretion to establish more rigorous deadlines than those below. Please check with your program to ensure you meet any program specific deadlines.

The deadlines posted below are the latest possible dates to submit the required material to the Graduate School. Failure to meet the Graduate School deadlines will result in the denial of your graduation application.

Fall 2022

Deadline Material Due
October 7 Committee Membership form due to the Graduate School

Deadline to apply for graduation (application is submitted through myWings)

December 9

Deadline to defend thesis/dissertation

December 16 Deadline to apply for Clear Prior Status for Spring 2023

(Refer to the Graduate Student Enrollment Requirements - Clear Prior Status side menu option)

December 23,,
5:00 p.m.
Deadline to upload the final* thesis/dissertation, signed Certificate of Approval, and completed Availability Agreement to Digital Commons.

(Refer to the Digital Commons side menu option)

*For your thesis/dissertation to be considered final, all edits must be complete. Please confirm with your committee members, and department Chair/college Dean if applicable, prior to uploading your documents to Digital Commons.

 

Future Deadlines

Spring 2023

Deadline Material Due
March 10 Committee Membership form due to the Graduate School

Deadline to apply for graduation (application is submitted through myWings)

April 28

Deadline to defend thesis/dissertation

May 5 Deadline to apply for Clear Prior Status for Spring 2023

(Refer to the Graduate Student Enrollment Requirements - Clear Prior Status side menu option)

May 12,
5:00 p.m.
Deadline to upload the final* thesis/dissertation, signed Certificate of Approval, and completed Availability Agreement to Digital Commons.

(Refer to the Digital Commons side menu option)

 

Summer 2023

Deadline Material Due
TBA Committee Membership form due to the Graduate School

Deadline to apply for graduation (application is submitted through myWings)

TBA

Deadline to defend thesis/dissertation

TBA Deadline to apply for Clear Prior Status for Summer 2023

(Refer to the Graduate Student Enrollment Requirements - Clear Prior Status side menu option)

TBA,
5:00 p.m.
Deadline to upload the final* thesis/dissertation, signed Certificate of Approval, and completed Availability Agreement to Digital Commons.

(Refer to the Digital Commons side menu option)

Forms

Forms must be submitted to the Graduate School by the posted deadlines. All committee forms may be emailed to the Graduate School or mailed/dropped off at our office.

Committee Forms

Before submitting your Committee Membership Form, verify committee member have Graduate Faculty status. If any of your committee members do not have Graduate Faculty status, the appropriate form will need to be completed by the posted committee membership form deadline.

Committee Membership Form
Non-Graduate Faculty Committee Member Form  
External Committee Member Form

Other Forms

The below forms are required to be uploaded with your final submission to Digital Commons. Forms submitted via email or hard copy will not be accepted.

Graduate Faculty Members

  • Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences
    Name Terminal Degree Other Degrees Granting Institution Title  Category
    Balasubramanian, Chitra Lakshmi K PhD   University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Beam, Joel W EdD ACT/L University of North Florida Professor Research
    Boling, Michelle C PhD ATC University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Associate Professor Research
    Buckley, Bernadette PhD   University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Churilla, James R PhD   University of Tennessee Professor Research
    Joyce, Christopher J PhD ATC, CSCS University of Virginia Associate Professor Research
    Livingston, Beven Pace PhD PT, ATC Emory University Associate Professor Research
    Magyari, Peter PhD   University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Pinkstaff, Sherry PhD PT Virginia Commonwealth University Associate Professor Research
    Richardson, Michael R PhD   Concordia University Chicago Instructor Teaching
    Robinson, Rob   DPT University of North Florida Clinical Assistant Professor Teaching
    Saracino, Dawn M      DPT Shenandoah University Associate Instructor Teaching
    Stapleton, Jessica PhD   McMaster University Assistant Professor Research
    Toth, Lindsay      PhD   University of Tennessee Assistant Professor Research
    Williams, Charles C PhD   University of Mississippi Instructor Teaching
  • Health Administration
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category 
    Haley, Donald Rob PhD University of North Carolina Professor Research
    Hamadi, Hanadi PhD University of South Carolina Associate Professor Research
    Harrison, Jeffrey P PhD Virginia Commonwealth University Professor Research
    Park, Sinyoung PhD University of Florida Assistant Professor Research
    Paryani, Shyam B MD University of Florida Instructor Teaching
    White, Williams, Cynthia PhD University of Central Florida Associate Professor Research
    Zhao, Mei PhD Virginia Commonwealth Professor Research
  • Nursing
    Name Terminal Degree Other Degrees Granting Institution Title  Category
    Bednarzyk, Michele S DNP ARNP, BC University of South Carolina Associate Professor Teaching
    Bloom, Kathaleen C PhD ARNP, CNM University of Florida Professor Research
    Boardman, Lauren A DNP Duquesne University Assistant Professor Teaching
    Brittain, Chaka DNP   Chamberlain University Assistant Professor Teaching
    Comeaux, Judith DNP ARNP, CRNI University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Cummings, Cynthia EdD RN University of Maryland Professor Research
    Edmonds, Michelle PhD Barry University Professor Research
    Harmon-O'Connor, Debran DNP CRNA University of North Florida Assistant Professor Research
    Loriz, Lillia M PhD ARNP, BC George Mason University Professor Research
    McCarthy, Elizabeth PhD   Uniformed Services Univ of the Health Sciences Professor Research
    McDonough, John P EdD CRNA, ARNP Drake University Professor Research
    Meires, Jan EdD ARNP, BC University of North Florida Professor Research
    Meuti, Katherine MSN   University of Cincinnati Assistant Professor Teaching
    Miller, Daniel DNP Florida State University Instructor Teaching
    Radjenovic, Doreen PhD ARNP, BC University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Richards, Patricia A DNP   University of North Florida Assistant Professor Teaching
    Roush, Connie PhD   University of Washington Associate Professor Research
    Shapiro, Sandra DNP University of North Florida Assistant Professor Teaching
    Shoemake, Deirdre DNP RN, ACNS-BC University of North Florida Assistant Professor Teaching
    Shores, Ryan DNP CRNA University of North Florida Assistant Professor Research
    Simmons-Becil, Bethanie M DNP University of South Alabama Assistant Professor Teaching
    Turk, Dawn DNP University of Florida Assistant Professor Teaching
    Vossos, Helene DNP        Concordia University Assistant Professor Research
    Wagner, Debra PhD CNM Barry University Associate Professor Research
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category 
    Arikawa, Andrea    PhD University of Minnesota Associate Professor Research
    Christie, Catherine PhD Florida State University Professor Research
    Colin, Casey R PhD University of North Florida Assistant Professor Research
    Jahan-Mihan, Alireza PhD University of Toronto Assistant Professor Research
    Labyak, Corinne PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Rodriguez, Judith C PhD Rutgers University Professor Research
    Roof, Kristen K      PhD Texas A&M University Assistant Professor Research
    Ross, Jenifer PhD University of North Florida Assistant Professor Research
    Sealey-Potts, Claudia PhD Auburn University Associate Professor Research
    Wright, Lauri PhD University of South Florida Assistant Professor Research
    Yu, Zhiping PhD Pennsylvania State University Assistant Professor Research
  • Public Health
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category 
    Barnes, Amber      PhD University of Florida Assistant Professor Teaching
    Barr, Elissa PhD University of Florida Professor Research
    Cho, Beomyoung PhD Indiana University Assistant Professor Research
    Clark, Kerry  PhD University of South Carolina Professor Research
    Largo-Wight, Erin  PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Merten, Julie W PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Moore, Michele J PhD University of Florida Professor Research
    Salpietro, Lena PhD The University of Toledo Assistant Professor Research
    Stallings-Smith, Sericea PhD Brunel University, London, UK Associate Professor Research
    Terrell, Kassie PhD University of Mississippi Assistant Professor Research
    Tuason, Tes PhD State University of New York Professor Research
    Wynn, Richmond D PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Xie, Zhigang (Shay) PhD University of Florida Assistant Professor Teaching
    Zeglin, Robert J PhD The George Washington University Associate Professor Research
  • Accounting and Finance
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title  Category
    Ahmed, Parvez PhD University of Texas at Arlington Professor Research
    Bell, Timothy PhD Oklahoma State University Professor Research
    Bryan, David B PhD Florida State University Associate Professor Research
    Davis, Sean M PhD Florida Atlantic University Assistant Professor Research
    de Jong, Pieter  PhD University of Texas at Arlington Associate Professor Research
    Dawkins, Mark C PhD Florida State University Professor Research
    Frohlich, Cheryl J PhD University of Illinois Professor Research
    Gao, Lei PhD Virginia Commonwealth University Assistant Professor Research
    Jaeger, David G JD University of Cincinnati Associate Professor Research
    Lamb, Reinhold P PhD Florida State University Professor Research
    Lee, Yvonne I PhD University of Texas Assistant Professor Research
    MacArthur, John B PhD University of Wales Professor Research
    Michelman, Jeffrey E PhD University of Wisconsin, Madison Professor Research
    Schnusenberg, Oliver PhD Florida Atlantic University Professor Research
    Slater, Robert  PhD University of South Florida Associate Professor Research
    Smith, Mark PhD University of Oklahoma Assistant Professor Research
    Timmerman, Inga PhD Florida Atlantic University Assistant Professor Research
  • Economics
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category
    An, Lian  PhD University of Kentucky Professor Research
    Baliamoune-Lutz, Mina N PhD Northeastern University Professor Research
    Baynard, Christopher W PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Beal, Mary P PhD Florida State University Instructor Teaching
    Chatterjee, Chiradip PhD Florida International University Assistant Professor Research
    Cobb, Sharon C PhD University of Florida Professor Research
    Gallo, Andrés Alberto PhD University of Illinois, Urbana-Champagne Professor Research
    Johnson, Christopher PhD University of Alabama Associate Professor Research
    Lambert, J David PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Loh, Chung-Ping PhD University of North Carolina Professor Research
    Ozdemir, Nilufer PhD University of North Carolina Assistant Professor Research
    Stranahan, Harriet A PhD University of Washington Professor Research
    Triplett, Russell E PhD University of North Carolina Associate Professor Research
    Zavodny, Madeline S PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Research
  • Management
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title  Category
    Coleman, B Jay PhD Clemson University Professor Research
    Fadil, Paul A PhD Florida State University Professor Research
    Flynn, C Brian PhD Auburn University Associate Professor Research
    Fortado, Bruce PhD Case Western Reserve University Professor Research
    Frieder, Rachel PhD Florida State University Assistant Professor Research
    Goel, Lakshmi PhD University of Houston Professor Research
    Huning, Tobias M PhD University of Memphis Associate Professor Research
    Kale, Rahul W PhD University of Maryland Associate Professor Research
    Kim, Dong-Young PhD Carleton University Professor Research
    Kunz, Nathan M PhD University of Neuchatel Associate Professor Research
    Leon, Matthew R PhD University of Alabama Assistant Professor Research
    Naslund, Dag PhD Lund School of Business and Economics Professor Research
    Renn, Robert W PhD Georgia State University Assistant Professor Research
    Schupp, Robert W JD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Shang, Di (Richard) PhD Baruch College, City University of New  Assistant Professor Research
    Van Deusen, Cheryl A PhD University of South Carolina Professor Research
    Williamson, Steven DBA Memphis State University Professor Research
    Zhang, Zuopeng (Justin) PhD Pennsylvania State University Assistant Professor Research
    Zhang, Pingying  PhD Norwegian School of Management BI (Oslo, Norway) Professor Research
  • Marketing and Logistics
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category
    Choi, Youngtae PhD Texas A & M University Associate Professor Research
    Duan, Yanji PhD University of Arkansas Assistant Professor Research
    Eltantawy, Reham PhD Florida State University Professor Research
    Gundlach, Gregory PhD University of Tennessee Professor Research
    Mitchell, Natalie A      PhD University of Texas Instructor Teaching
    Montford, William PhD Florida State University Assistant Professor Research
    Azzari, Courtney D PhD University of Wyoming Assistant Professor Research
    Russell, Dawn M PhD Northwestern University Associate Professor Research
    Sardashti, Hanieh PhD Michigan State Univerity Assistant Professor Research
    Swanson, R David PhD University of Arkansas Associate Professor Research
    Thoeni, Andrew T PhD Kennesaw State University Instructor Teaching
  • Building Construction Management
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category
    Hargis, Craig PhD  University of California Assistant Professor Research
    Jiang, Aiyin PhD  University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Kim, Jonghoon PhD Arizona State University Assistant Professor Research
    Malek, Maged PhD  University of Central Florida Professor Research
    Mo, Yungeong PhD Michigan State University Assistant Professor Research
  • Computer and Information Sciences
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category
    Ahuja, Sanjay P PhD University of Louisville Professor Research
    Asaithambi, Asai PhD University of Wisconsin, Madison Professor Research
    Dahshan, Mai PhD Virginia Tech Assistant Professor Research
    Dutta, Ayan PhD University of Nebraska Assistant Professor Research
    Eggen, Roger E PhD University of Missouri, Rolla Professor Research
    Elfayoumy, Sherif A PhD University of Louisville Professor Research
    Faizian, Peyman PhD Florida State University Assistant Professor Research
    Ghosh, Anirban PhD University of Wisconsin Assistant Professor Research
    Kahanda, Inkika PhD Colorado State University Assistant Professor Research
    Kanewala, Upulee PhD Colorado State University Assistant Professor Research
    Liu, Xudong PhD University of Kentucky Assistant Professor Research
    Martin, Kenneth E PhD University of Notre Dame Professor Research
    Prodanoff, Zornitza G PhD University of South Florida Professor Research
    Reddivari, Sandeep PhD Mississippi University Assistant Professor Research
    Roggio, Robert F PhD Auburn University Professor Research
    Roy, Swapnoneel PhD University of Buffalo, SUNY Assistant Professor Research
    Tarnowska, Katarzyna PhD University of North Carolina Assistant Professor Research
    Umapathy, Karthikeyan PhD Pennsylvania State University Associate Professor Research
  • Engineering
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category
    Aceros, Juan PhD Northeastern University Associate Professor Research
    Akan, Cigdem PhD University of South Florida Assistant Professor Research
    Bevill, Grant PhD University of California at Berkeley Assistant Professor Research
    Brown, Christopher PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Choi, Chiu PhD University of California, Santa Barbara Professor Research
    Crowley, Raphael W PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Dally, William PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Eason, Paul D PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    El Mezyani, Touria PhD Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille Assistant Professor Research
    El Safty, Adel PhD North Carolina State University Professor Research
    Fletcher, James  PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Harris, Alan PhD University of Oklahoma Associate Professor Research
    Hemani, Kaushal      PhD Indian Institute of Technology Delhi  Instructor Teaching
    Hudyma, Nick PhD University of Nevada, Las Vegas Professor Research
    Jadaan, Osama M PhD Pennsylvania State University Professor Research
    Kaushal, Hemani PhD Indian Institute of Technology Assistant Professor Research
    Kreidl, O Patrick PhD Massachusetts Institute of Technology Associate Professor Research
    May, Gokan PhD Politecnico di Milano Assistant Professor Research
    Nasseri, Mona PhD University of Toledo Assistant Professor Research
    Nuszkowski, John PhD West Virginia University Associate Professor Research
    Resio, Donald PhD University of Virginia Professor Research
    Sando, Thobias PhD Florida State University Professor Research
    Schonning, M Alexandra PhD University of Central Florida Professor Research
    Shabanpour, Ramin PhD University of Illinois Assistant Professor Research
    Shamet, Ryan PhD University of Central Florida Assistant Professor Research
    Simsiriwong, Jutima PhD Mississippi State University Assistant Professor Research
    Stagon, Stephen PhD University of Connecticut Assistant Professor Research
    Tiryakioglu, Murat PhD University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Professor Research
  • Biology
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category
    Bowers, Doria F PhD University of Texas, Austin Professor Research
    Butler, Joseph A PhD Ohio State University Professor Research
    Casamatta, Dale Jr PhD Ohio University Professor Research
    Dix, Nicole PhD University of Florida Research Faculty Research
    Ellis, Terri N PhD Duke University Associate Professor Research
    Gelsleichter, James PhD College of William and Mary Associate Professor Research
    Gibson, Quincy A PhD Georgetown University Assistant Professor Research
    Gilg, Matthew Ronald PhD University of South Carolina Professor Research
    Habegger, Maria L PhD University of South Florida Assistant Professor Research
    Hatle, John D PhD University of Louisiana at Lafayette Professor Research
    Johnson, Eric PhD North Carolina State University Associate Professor Research
    Lentz, Michael R PhD University of Alabama Birmingham Associate Professor Research
    Mashanov, Vladimir PhD Institute of Marine Biology, Vladivostok, Russia Assistant Professor Research
    Moon, Daniel C PhD University of South Florida Professor Research
    Mooney, Marie PhD Van Andel Research Institute Assistant Professor Research
    Ochrietor, Judith Durilla PhD The Ohio State University Associate Professor Research
    Rosenblatt, Adam E PhD Florida International University Assistant Professor Research
    Ross, Cliff PhD University of California Santa Barbara Professor and Chair Research
    Rossi, Anthony M PhD Florida State University Professor Research
    Smith, Frank PhD University of Connecticut Assistant Professor Research
    Smith, Kelly J PhD Rutgers University Associate Professor Research
    Tahimic, Candice G PhD Tottori University Assistant Professor Research
    Waddell, David Scott PhD Duke University Associate Professor Research
  • Chemistry
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category
    Chalk, Stuart J PhD University of Massachusetts Professor Research
    Jones, Brynna PhD University of Minnesota Assistant Professor Research
    Knuckley, Bryan A PhD University of South Carolina Associate Professor Research
    Laali, Kenneth K PhD University of Manchester Professor Research
    Lane, Amy L PhD Georgia Institute of Technology Associate Professor Research
    Lufaso, Michael W PhD Ohio State University Associate Professor Research
    McBride, Eirin C PhD University of Birmingham Assistant Professor Research
    Melko, Joshua J PhD Pennsylvania State University Associate Professor Research
    Mullen, Thomas J PhD Pennsylvania State University Associate Professor Research
  • Communication
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category
    Arnold, Christa PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Beasley, Berrin PhD University of Southern Mississippi Associate Professor Research
    Kim, Junga PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Lee, Chunsik PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    McMahan, Carolynn PhD University of Tennessee Associate Professor Research
    Nam, Siho PhD Pennsylvania State University Associate Professor Research
    Park, Jae Hee PhD University of Tennessee Associate Professor Research
    Parmelee, John PhD University of Florida Professor Research
    Perkins, Stephynie PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Riggs, Rachel PhD Texas Tech University Assistant Professor Research
    Roman, Nataliya PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Stewart, Margaret PhD Indiana University of Pennsylvania Associate Professor Research
    Thornton, Brian PhD University of Utah Professor Research
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution TItle Category
    Brown, Samantha PhD Florida State University Assistant Professor Research
    Cherbonneau, Michael G PhD University of Texas at Dallas Associate Professor Research
    Hallett, Michael A PhD Arizona State University Professor Research
    Lopez, Kristina M PhD Texas State University Assistant Professor Research
    Miller, Holly V PhD University of South Carolina Professor Research
    Miller, James (Mitchell) PhD University of Tennessee Professor Research
    Sitren, Alicia PhD University of Central Florida Associate Professor Research
    Vose, Brenda PhD University Cincinnati Associate Professor Research
    Wesely, Jennifer K PhD Arizona State University Professor Research
  • English
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category
    Baron, Mary K PhD University of Illinois Professor Research
    Beasley, James P PhD Purdue University Associate Professor Research
    Cartwright, Keith PhD University of Indiana Professor Research
    de Villiers, Nicholas PhD University of Minnesota Associate Professor Research
    Donovan, Timothy J PhD Pennsylvania State University Associate Professor Research
    Gabbard, D Christopher PhD Stanford University Associate Professor Research
    Gaytan Cuesta, Andrea  PhD Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey Assistant Professor Research 
    Heffernan, Laura PhD University of Pennsylvania Associate Professor Research
    Kimball, A Samuel PhD University of Florida Professor Research
    Leverette, Shane (Tru) PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Lieberman, Jennifer PhD University of Illinois Assistant Professor Research
    Lunberry, Clark D PhD University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Professor Research
    Mauro, Jason I PhD University of Connecticut Associate Professor Research
    Nies, Betsy L PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Sindelar, Kailan  PhD Clemson University Assistant Professor Research 
    Smith, Jillian PhD Pennsylvania State University Associate Professor Research
    Stark, Jessica PhD Duke University Instructor Research
    Welling, Bart PhD University of Virginia Associate Professor Research
    Wiley, Michael C PhD New York University Professor Research
  • History
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category
    Bevel, Felicia PhD Brown University Assistant Professor Research
    Bossy, Denise PhD Yale University Associate Professor Research
    Bruey, Alison PhD Yale University Associate Professor Research
    Courtwright, David T PhD Rice University Professor Research
    Kelly, Chau PhD University of California Associate Professor Research
    Prousis, Theophilus C PhD University of Minnesota Professor Research
    Sindelar, Kailan  PhD Clemson University Assistant Professor Research
    Rogers, Justin PhD University of Mississippi Assistant Professor Research 
    Rominger, Christopher J PhD City University of New York Assistant Professor Research
    Rothschild, N Harry PhD Brown University Professor Research
    Sheffler, David L PhD University of Wisconsin, Madison Associate Professor Research
  • Mathematics and Statistics
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category
    Aslan, Beyza C PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Bell, Denis R PhD University of Warwick Professor Research
    Boules, Adel N PhD Michigan State University Professor Research
    Buzaianu, Elena M PhD Syracuse University Associate Professor Research
    DeDeo, Michelle R PhD University of California Associate Professor Research
    Dreibelbis, Daniel L PhD Brown University Associate Professor Research
    Dumitru, Alina Raluca PhD University of Cincinnati Associate Professor Research
    Genova, Daniela T PhD University of South Florida Associate Professor Research
    Grimes, Tyler PhD University of Florida Assistant Professor Research
    Hamid, Sami M PhD Texas A & M University Associate Professor Research
    Heng, Fei PhD University of North Carolina Assistant Professor Research
    Jia, Yisu PhD Clemson University Assistant Professor Research
    Lee, Jae-Ho PhD University of Wisconsin Assistant Professor Research
    Milatovic, Ognjen PhD Northeastern University Professor Research
    Mohr, Donna L PhD Princeton University Professor Research
    Patterson, Richard F PhD Kent State University Professor Research
    Rahman, Mohammad M PhD Arizona State University Professor Research
    Sa, Ping PhD University of South Carolina Professor Research
    Tong, Jingcheng PhD Wayne State University Professor Research
    Wang, Kening PhD University of South Carolina Associate Professor Research
    Zhan, Mei-Qin PhD Indiana University Professor Research
  • Music
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category
    Arriale, Lynne MM Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Professor Research
    Bennett, Erin DMA University of Cincinatti Associate Professor Research
    Bovenzi, Michael DMA University of Illinois Associate Professor Research
    Brock, Gordon DMA University of Colorado Professor Research
    Curry, James DMA Northwestern University Associate Professor Research
    DelGiudice, Todd MM University of Oregon Associate Professor Research
    Dickman, Marcus DMA University of North Texas Associate Professor Research
    Gottlieb, Daniel MM University of Miami Professor Research
    Greene, Barry MM University of South Florida Professor Research
    Groulx, Tim PhD University of South Florida Associate Professor Research
    Hall, James DMA Rice University Associate Professor Research
    Hines, Clarence DMA Eastman School of Music Associate Professor Research
    Marks, Dennis MM University of Miami Associate Professor Research
    Provost, Sarah PhD Brandeis University Associate Professor Research
    Scott, James B MS Florida International University Associate Professor Research
    Shiao, Simon DMA State Univ of New York at Stony Brook Associate Professor Research
    Simmons, Melissa DM Northwestern University Assistant Professor Research
    Smart, Gary DMA Yale University Professor Research
    Tasher, Cara DMA University of Cincinnati Professor Research
    Tinnin, Randall DMA Rutgers University Professor Research
  • Philosophy
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category
    Buchwalter, Andrew J PhD Boston University Professor Research
    Carelli, Paul PhD University of Kentucky Associate Professor Research
    Creller, Aaron PhD University of Hawaii Associate Professor Research
    Denison, Brandi PhD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Assistant Professor Research
    Fenner, David E W PhD University of Miami Professor Research
    Haney, Mitchell R PhD University of Memphis Associate Professor Research
    Ingersoll, Julie J PhD University of California, Santa Barbara Professor Research
    Koegler, Hans Herbert PhD Der Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Professor Research
    Matheson, Jonathan D PhD University of Rochester Associate Professor Research
    Mattice, Sarah A PhD University of Hawaii at Manoa Associate Professor Research
    Rainbolt, George W PhD University of Arizona Professor Research
  • Physics
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category
    Coelho Neto, Paula Mariel      PhD University of South Florida Assistant Professor Research
    Gasparov, Lev V PhD Institute for Solid State Physics Professor Research
    Haraldsen, Jason T PhD University of Tennessee Associate Professor Research
    Kelso, Christopher M PhD University of Chicago Associate Professor Research
    Pekarek, Thomas M PhD Purdue University Professor Research
    Santavicca, Daniel F PhD Yale University Associate Professor Research
    Warusawithana, Maitri P PhD University of Illinois Assistant Professor Research
    Wurtz, Gregory A PhD University of Technology of Compiegne Associate Professor Research
  • Political Science and Public Administration
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category
    Borg, Mary PhD University of North Carolina Professor Research
    Candler, Gaylord George PhD Indiana University Professor Research
    Christie, Natasha PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Corrigan, Matthew T PhD University of Florida Professor Research
    Dumont, Georgette E PhD Northern Illinois University Associate Professor Research
    Gellers, Joshua C PhD University of California Associate Professor Research
    Libby, Ronald T PhD University of Washington Professor Research
    Maiden, Emily K PhD University of Notre Dame Assistant Professor Research
    Pyakuryal, Sucheta PhD University of Akron Assistant Professor Research
    Schwam-Baird, David PhD Tulane University Associate Professor Research
    Shino, Enrijeta PhD University of Florida Assistant Professor Research
    Vakilinia, Iman PhD University of Nevada Assistant Professor Research
    Zeiser, Pamela A PhD Clairmont Graduate University Associate Professor Research
  • Psychology
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category
    Alloway, Tracy P PhD University of Edinburgh, UK Professor Research
    Boise, Courtney PhD University of Nebraska-Lincoln Assisstant Professor Research
    Brown, Elizabeth PhD Miami University Associate Professor Research
    Davis, Sara PhD Iowa State University Assistant Professor Research
    Fitzsimmons, Charles PhD Kent State University Assistant Professor Research
    Fuglestad, Paul PhD University of Minnesota Associate Professor Research
    Guess, C Dominik PhD Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg Professor Research
    Hooper, Katherine C PhD Indiana University Instructor Teaching
    Iversen, Iver H PhD University of Copenhagen Professor Emeritus Research
    Kohn, Gregory PhD Indiana University Assistant Professor Research
    Lange, Lori Y PhD University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Associate Professor Research
    Leding, Juliana K PhD University of Arkansas Professor Research
    Leone, Christopher T PdD University of Georgia Professor Emeritus Research
    Mann, Angela PhD University of South Florida Assistant Professor Research
    Nicholson-Bell, Jody S PhD University of Notre Dame Associate Professor Research
    Perez, Susan M PhD University of California Associate Professor Research
    Phills, Curtis PhD York University Associate Professor Research
    Richard, F Dan PhD Texas Christian University Associate Professor Research
    Tate, Doyle PhD University of Virginia Assistant Professor Research
    Toglia, Michael P PhD University of Colorado, Boulder Professor Emeritus Research
    Truelove, Heather PhD Washington State University Associate Professor Research
    Urbina, Susana PhD Fordham University Professor Emerita Research
    Wang, Dongyuan "Debbie" PhD Purdue University Professor Research
    Witherspoon, Dawn PhD Case Western Reserve University Assistant Professor Research
    Ybarra, Gabriel J PhD University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Associate Professor Research
  • Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category
    Barr, Jennifer MSW Florida State University Instructor Teaching
    Clark, Paul G PhD Virigina Commonwealth University Associate Professor Research
    Cummings, Cristy E PhD Michigan State University Assistant Professor Research
    De Jorio, Rosa PhD University of Illinois Professor Research
    Jaffee, David D PhD University of Massachusetts Professor Research
    Kantner, John PhD University of California at Santa Barbara Professor Research
    Lukens-Bull, Ronald A PhD Arizona State University Professor Research
    Machado-Escudero, Yolanda PhD University of Georgia Assistant Professor Research
    Phillips, Richard D PhD Rutgers University Associate Professor Research
    Rakita, Gordon F M PhD University of New Mexico Professor Research
    Spaulding-Givens, Jennifer PhD Florida State University Associate Professor Research
    Stuber, Jenny PhD Indiana University Professor Research
    Will, Jeffry PhD University of Massachusetts, Amherst Professor Research
  • Leadership, School Counseling and Sport Management
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category
    Burns, Jamey PhD University of Florida Faculty Administrator Teaching
    Cavanaugh, Terence PhD University of South Florida Professor Research
    Cornelius, Luke M PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Filibert, Sophie PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Fountain, Cheryl PhD University of Florida Professor Research
    Gregg, Elizabeth PhD Indiana University Associate Professor Research
    Jackson, E Newton PhD University of New Mexico Professor Research
    Janson, Christopher A PhD Kent State University Associate Professor Research
    Kane, Jennifer J PhD Florida State University Professor Research
    Lee, Jason PhD Florida State University Professor Research
    Maurya, Rakesh PhD University of Wyoming Assistant Professor Research
    Ohlson, Matthew PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Pascale, Amanda B PhD University of Tennessee Assistant Professor Research
    Roth, Heather L PhD University of Wisconsin-Madison Assistant Professor Research
    Stone, Carolyn B EdD University of Florida Professor Research
    Sweeney, Kristi PhD University of New Mexico Associate Professor Research
  • Exception, Deaf and Interpreter Education
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category
    Badgett, Natalie PhD University of Washington Assistant Professor Research
    Ehrlich, Suzanne EdD University of Cincinnati Assistant Professor Research
    Freeman-Green, Shaqwana PhD University of North Carolina Associate Professor Research
    Giordano, Gerard R PhD Ohio State University Professor Research
    Guardino, Caroline A PhD University of Arizona Associate Professor Research
    Halley, Mark PhD Gallaudet University Assistant Professor Research
    Hoppey, David PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Kilpatrick, Jennifer PhD University of Tennessee Assistant Professor Research
    Livingston, Cynthia PhD University of South Florida Clinical Assistant Professor Teaching
    Patterson, Karen B PhD Kent State University Professor Research
    Reed, Deborah S PhD University of North Florida Associate Instructor Teaching
    Roberson, Len PhD Gallaudet University Associate Professor Research
    Serwatka, Thomas S PhD Kent State University Professor Research
    Shaw, Sherry EdD University of Memphis Professor Research
    Webb, Kristine PhD University of New Mexico Professor Research
    Williamson, Pamela PhD University of Florida Professor Research
  • Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum
    Name Terminal Degree Granting Institution Title Category
    Ali-Khan, Carolyne PhD City University of New York Associate Professor Research
    Boote, Stacy K EdD University of Central Florida Associate Professor Research
    Burns, Rebecca W PhD The Pennsylvania State University Professor Research
    Chant, Richard H EdD University of Central Florida Associate Professor Research
    Cheek, Kim A PhD University of Durham, UK Associate Professor Research
    Cornett, Jeffrey PhD Ohio State University Professor Research
    Dinsmore, Daniel L PhD University of Maryland Professor Research
    Galanti, Terrie PhD George Mason University Assistant Professor Research
    Hall, Katrina W PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Hedrick, Wanda B PhD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Professor Research
    Kayaalp, Dilek PhD University of British Columbia Assistant Professor Research
    Kim, Michelle (Soonhyang) PhD Ohio State University Assistant Professor Research
    Kimball, Tia J PhD University of Florida Instructor Teaching
    Lastrapes, Wanda G PhD Old Dominion University Faculty Administrator Research
    Lee, Ko Sze PhD Michigan State University Assistant Professor Research
    Malek-Lasater, Adrien PhD University of Oklahoma Assistant Professor Research
    Ouyang, Ronghua EdD Indiana University of Pennsylvania Professor Research
    Parkinson, Meghan PhD University of Maryland, College Park Assistant Professor Research
    Parkison, Paul EdD University of Memphis Professor Research
    Pickens, Mario PhD Georgia State University Assistant Professor Research
    Riner, Phillip S EdD University of North Carolina, Greensboro Professor Research
    Rozas, Elizabeth EdD Harvard Graduate School of Education Assistant Professor Research
    Salmon, Otilia L PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Research
    Stanley, Nile V PhD University of Florida Associate Professor Teaching
    Tanase, Madalina F PhD University of Nevada, Las Vegas Associate Professor Research
    Weber, Christine PhD Texas A & M University Professor Research
    White, John Wesley PhD University of Colorado, Boulder Associate Professor Research
    Williams, Lunetta M PhD University of Florida Professor Research
    Wilson, Hope PhD University of Connecticut Associate Professor Research
    Winterbottom, Christian PhD Florida State University Associate Professor Research
    Yendol-Hoppey, Diane PhD Pennsylvania State University Professor Research
    Zoellner, Brian PhD University of Wisconsin, Madison Associate Professor Research

Checklist

Committee form(s) - due the same day as the deadline to apply for graduation
  • The Committee Membership Form has been submitted to the Graduate School.
  • The Non-Graduate Faculty Committee Member form has been submitted (if applicable) to the Graduate School.
  • The External Committee Member form has been submitted (if applicable) to the Graduate School.
  • The correct style manual, the one followed by the program, has been used.
  • All work not originating with the student has been properly cited and referenced.
  • Copyright permission has been received and a Request to Reprint/Reproduce Material Covered by Copyright document has been obtained.
  • If the student and thesis or dissertation director deem it warranted, the services of a professional editor have been secured.
Defense deadline - one week prior to graduation
  • Copies of the thesis or dissertation suitable for defense were provided to all members of the thesis or dissertation committee prior to the defense.
  • The thesis or dissertation defense was added to the UNF Calendar of Events and announced via Osprey Update by your committee chair or designee.
  • The thesis or dissertation defense was held no later than one week prior to graduation.
  • The Certificate of Approval was created and signed by the committee subsequent to the defense.
  • A corrected copy of the thesis or dissertation with corrections required by the thesis or dissertation committee was submitted to the department chair.
  • A corrected copy of the thesis or dissertation with corrections required by the department chair was submitted to the college dean.
Final submission deadline - one week after graduation
  • One original Certificate of Approval (signature page) is uploaded to UNF Digital Commons.
  • A completed Availability Agreement is uploaded to UNF Digital Commons.
  • The final thesis or dissertation is uploaded to UNF Digital Commons. No compression or password protection should be used and all fonts should be embedded in the document. Before uploading the thesis or dissertation, verify the curriculum vitae does not contain any personal information such as your personal address and phone number.
  • Supplemental materials, such as copyright documentation is uploaded to UNF Digital Commons.

Defense Announcement Instructions

In order to have your defense announced via Osprey Update and added to the Academic Calendar, you will need to work with your thesis/dissertation chair or designee.

Announce via Osprey Update

Confirmation will be sent via email once submitted. If additional information is required, the Public Relations Specialist will reach out.

Summer Graduates: The Faculty/Staff Osprey Update only goes out on Monday and Friday during the summer term. Please consider this when your announcement is submitted to ensure faculty and staff will see the notification prior to you defending.

  1. Click Submit at the top right
  2. Headline (example: Master's Thesis Defense)
  3. Target Audience - check both boxes for Students and Faculty/Staff
  4. Body (example: Criminology and Criminal Justice graduate student John Smith will defense his master's thesis proposal, "Investigating...")
  5. Event - change to Yes and input the required fields
    • Category must be Graduate Defenses
  6. Public Contact Information - faculty or staff member associated with defense
  7. Check the confirmation box that the defense will be added to the UNF Calendar of Events and click Submit

Add to the UNF Calendar of Events

Announcements do not automatically appear on the calendar. Upon submission, it will go through an approval process. 

  1. Click Add Event at the top right
  2. Event Title (example: Master's Thesis Defense)
  3. Event Description (example: Criminology and Criminal Justice graduate student John Smith will defense his master's thesis proposal, "Investigating...")
  4. Event Contact - faculty or staff member associated with defense
  5. Event Group
  6. Location
  7. Additional Info - estimated attendance
  8. Event Date
  9. Event Time
  10. Select Save/View Event to preview, or Finished to submit

Digital Commons

Students are required to upload their final thesis/dissertation (PDF format), signed Certificate of Approval, and completed Availability Agreement to Digital Commons by the posted deadline. Hard copies of theses/dissertations will not be accepted by the Graduate School.

Before uploading, please verify with your committee that your document is final, and that your curriculum vitae does not contain any personal information such as your address and phone number.

Document Preparation and Format
Order of Contents

Upload Instructions

  1. Access Digital Commons and login with your UNF credentials by clicking My Account from the top banner
  2. Click on Submit Research on the left side of the site
  3. Scroll down and click on UNF Theses and Dissertations
  4. Add your project Title and Author information
    • Update information to include middle name initial and institutional affiliation; do not add multiple author lines
  5. Input your birth date (this is not visible to the public, but is important to distinguish authors)
  6. Input the year you are graduating for Year of Publication
  7. Select the term you are graduating for Season of Publication
  8. Select the type of document for Paper Type
  9. Select the College in which your program belongs
  10. Select your Degree Name
  11. Select your Department
  12. Add your committee member names starting with the First Advisor as your committee chairperson
  13. Select at least one Subject Category fitting your thesis/dissertation
  14. Add your Abstract
  15. Upload the final PDF version of your thesis/dissertation with an unsigned copy of your Certificate of Approval
  16. Upload your signed Certificate of Approval and completed Availability Agreement to Additional Files
    • Source Code: If you are submitting source code, either as additional files or as the primary document, it must be submitted as a zipped file. The file should be named Last Name, What platform(s) is supported (e.g. Windows, Linux, etc.), what programming language was used (e.g. C++, perl, etc.). Example: Crawford Linuz C++
    • Copyright: Permission or your attempts to seek permission for copyrighted material, such as images. The document should be named Last Name Permission.
  17. Click Submit one above steps are complete

Graduate Student Enrollment Requirements - Clear Prior Status

Graduate Student Enrollment Requirements

The Graduate School has implemented a continuous enrollment policy effective in fall 2021 and we encourage all incoming students to be aware of the policy expectations. The statement of the policy is below and you can read the complete policy 2.1070.

Degree-seeking graduate students are required to maintain continuous enrollment (fall and spring semesters) of at least one credit hour until degree completion, and they must be enrolled during the term (including summer) in which they graduate from the university. Summer enrollment is not required unless it is the term in which they graduate. The continuous enrollment requirement begins with the initial graduate matriculation term. The Graduate School monitors continuous enrollment and reserves the right to take action if a student fails to maintain continuous enrollment. Individual programs/departments may impose additional enrollment requirements and consequences for students who fail to maintain continuous enrollment.

Clear Prior

Students who meet all thesis/dissertation deadlines with the exception of final submission are eligible for Clear Prior status. Clear Prior status waives the requirement to enroll in the final graduation term. In order to be eligible, you must have met all posted thesis/dissertation deadlines for the current term, with the exception of submitting the final thesis/dissertation, Certificate of Approval, and Availability Agreement. Students interested in obtaining Clear Prior status are required to contact the Graduate School no later than the posted deadline of the intended graduation term.

Important Notice

Students that do not meet the above requirements, and do not apply for and receive a Leave of Absence or Clear Prior status, will receive an account hold preventing future term registration and graduation. Students without an approved Leave of Absence or Clear Prior status on file will be required to submit a Student Petition of Academic Policy. The hold will be lifted if the petition is approved.

Steps

  • Proposal

    Upon submission of your thesis or dissertation proposal, a Thesis or Dissertation Committee Membership Form must be submitted to the Graduate School. All committee forms may be emailed to the Graduate School or mailed/dropped off at our office. The form(s) must have all signatures before submission. 

    • If your committee changes, you must submit a new Committee Membership Form and select that you are changing your committee.
    • If a non-graduate faculty member will be on your thesis or dissertation committee, your department must complete a Request for Non-Graduate Faculty Thesis/Dissertation Committee Member. Before submitting your Committee Membership Form, verify committee member have Graduate Faculty status.
    • If you would like to include an external committee member, you will need to submit the Request for External Thesis/Dissertation Committee Member Form and include a copy of their CV or resume. 

    IRB – Institutional Review Board and IACUC – Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

    If proposed research for any thesis or dissertation is subject to the federal regulations pertaining to research involving either human or animal subjects, review by the UNF Institutional Review Board (IRB) and/or UNF Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) must be obtained prior to beginning such research. The measures taken to ensure the protection of human and/or animal subjects should be explicitly addressed in the researcher's discussion of methodology when applicable. Your thesis or dissertation director can advise you on whether your project requires IRB or IACUC review.

    Checklist

    • Thesis or Dissertation Committee Membership Form has been completed with all required signatures
    • If applicable, a Request for Non-Graduate Faculty Thesis/Dissertation Committee Member Form and/or a Request for External Thesis/Dissertation Committee Member Form has been completed
    • The form(s) has been submitted to the Graduate School
  • Writing the Thesis or Dissertation

    Different programs have different formatting policies and follow different style manuals. Please contact your thesis or dissertation chair for college requirements.

    Plagiarism

    Plagiarism is defined as “intentionally or knowingly presenting the work of another as one’s own (i.e., without proper acknowledgment of the source). The sole exception to the requirement of acknowledging sources is when the ideas, information, etc., is common knowledge.” - UNF Student Handbook

    Plagiarism is a very serious matter. If a student represents the ideas or words of another person as his own, this is intellectual stealing, and it is punishable by a range of actions, including even dismissal from pursuit of a degree. Students are warned to take pains to avoid all plagiarism, no matter how minor it may seem.

    Editorial Services

    The Graduate School requires that all dissertations and theses be submitted in final formats, ready for library submission and publication. Part of what is required for final submission of dissertations and theses is that documents be free from any errors related to language use. Grammar, spelling, and usage errors must be absent, and clarity must be uniform throughout the document. To aid in meeting this requirement, the Graduate School recommends that a student employ an editor. The Graduate School does not, however, require employing an editor, nor do we require hiring a particular editor. The hiring of an editor is a decision that should be made between the student and the thesis or dissertation director. If the decision is to hire an editor, editorial work should occur prior to the defense of the thesis or dissertation.

    Copyright 

    All theses and dissertations at UNF are published as electronic documents in PDF format and are made available through the UNF Digital Commons. As such, it will be easy for individuals to discover unauthorized use of copyrighted materials, so it is important to proceed carefully when using copyrighted works. 

    Students should think carefully about the materials they plan to use in their thesis or dissertation. Copyrighted items should be presented in a scholarly way by being labeled and thoroughly explained within the text. Also ensure materials used are properly cited within the body of the document and in references.

    In order to obtain copyright permission, students should:

    • Contact the copyright holder (usually the publishing company, not the author) by mail or email and request permission to republish the materials.
    • Indicate that their thesis or dissertation will be published electronically by the University of North Florida in their requests.
    • Add any copyright permission letters (or email permissions) received from copyright holders to the UNF Digital Commons as supplemental documentation. 
    • Complete a Request to Reprint/Reproduce Material Covered by Copyright. Theses and dissertations without evidence of permission to reprint or reproduce materials covered by copyright will not be approved.

    Each writing style has different standards for citing sources. Please review for specific information.

    American Psychological Association (APA)
    Chicago Manual of Style

    Modern Language Association (MLA)

    Checklist

    • The correct style manual followed by the program has been used
    • All work not originating with the student has been properly cited and referenced
    • If applicable, copyright permission has been received and a Request to Reprint/Reproduce Material Covered by Copyright document has been obtained
    • If the student and thesis or dissertation director deem it warranted, the services of a professional editor have been secured
  • Defending the Thesis or Dissertation

    The Graduate School strongly recommends that a student provide at least two weeks of reading time for the members of her/his thesis or dissertation committee. The student should provide each member of their thesis or dissertation committee with a version of the thesis or dissertation fully edited, corrected, and suitable for defense.

    All defenses must be held no later than posted deadline. If you are unable to defend by the posted deadline, please contact the Graduate School immediately to discuss your options.

    All students must have an announcement submitted to Osprey Update by their thesis/dissertation chair or advisor to announce their defense date to faculty, staff, and students. This should be done one to two weeks prior to the defense. The Osprey Update will not be approved unless the event is first added to the UNF Calendar of Events and then submitted by your committee chair or designee.

    The student will also need to provide the thesis or dissertation director with a Certificate of Approval. Only one Certificate of Approval is required.

    Checklist

    • Copies of the thesis or dissertation suitable for defense have been provided to all members of the thesis or dissertation committee
    • The thesis or dissertation defense has been added to the UNF Calendar of Events and announced via Osprey Update
    • The thesis or dissertation defense was held by the posted deadline
    • The Certificate of Approval has been signed by all committee members subsequent to the defense
  • Submitting the Thesis or Dissertation to the Department

    If department Chair approval of a thesis or dissertation is required by the degree program, the student should submit a copy of their thesis or dissertation to review in accordance with the department timeline. This will allow time for (1) the department Chair to read and comment on the thesis or dissertation and (2) the student to make any necessary corrections to the document. The student must upload all final documents to Digital Commons by the posted deadline.

    Checklist

    • The thesis or dissertation with corrections required by the thesis or dissertation committee has been submitted to the department Chair
  • Submitting the Thesis or Dissertation to the College

    If college Dean approval of a thesis or dissertation is required by the degree program, the student should submit a copy of their thesis or dissertation to review in accordance with the department timeline. The student is required to submit a clean, corrected copy of their thesis or dissertation to the college Dean. It is important to allow appropriate time for (1) the college Dean to read and comment on the thesis or dissertation and (2) the student to make any the necessary corrections to the document. The student must upload all final documents to Digital Commons by the posted deadline. 

    Checklist

    • The thesis or dissertation with corrections required by the department Chair has been submitted to the college Dean
  • Submitting the Thesis or Dissertation to the Graduate School and Digital Commons

    The student is required to upload the following items to UNF Digital Commons by the posted deadline. Emailed or hard copies of the following documents will not be accepted. Upon approval by the Dean of the Graduate School, the Graduate School will submit the approved documentation for deposit of your thesis or dissertation in the UNF Library. 

    • One original Certificate of Approval signed by the thesis or dissertation committee members.
    • A completed Thesis/Dissertation Availability Agreement Form
    • The final thesis or dissertation

    License Agreement for UNF Digital Commons

    The UNF Library would like to showcase your work in the UNF Digital Repository with your permission. This digital library makes UNF’s unique resources accessible on a global scale. To load your theses or dissertation into our institutional repository, please download and print the Thesis/Dissertation Availability Agreement Form and upload with your final thesis or dissertation to UNF Digital Commons. 

    Please include a blank Certificate of Approval page in your thesis or dissertation and upload the signed Certificate of Approval page to UNF Digital Commons. 

    The UNF Digital Commons makes the scholarship of UNF easily available in one location online, enabling increased access to colleagues, students and the greater internet community.  Works placed in the repository are more easily discovered in common internet search engines and in other academic search portals. This greater access makes it easier for researchers around the world to discover your work. The UNF Digital Commons is a valuable way to extend the scholarly output of the University of North Florida to include greater reach and increased circulation not only in Florida, but throughout the country and beyond.  This initiative is in line with universities nationwide as we attempt to better serve our far reaching communities. You are welcome to browse through our collection of campus materials on Digital Commons.

    Checklist

    • One original Certificate of Approval has been uploaded to UNF Digital Commons
    • A completed Thesis/Dissertation Availability Agreement Form has been uploaded to UNF Digital Commons
    • The final thesis or dissertation has been uploaded to UNF Digital Commons