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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Advanced Graphene Microelectronic Devices, Chowdhury G. Al-Amin

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Hospice Psychosocial Service Availability and Utilization in the United States, Amary Alcide

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Conceptualizing Learning Agility and Investigating its Nomological Network, Josh Allen

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We Are Standing in the Nick of Time: Translative Relevance in Anne Carson's "Antigonick", Michelle Alonso

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Efficacy and Implementation of Automated Essay Scoring Software in Instruction of Literacies to High Level ELLs, Aaron J. Alvero

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Flash Caching for Cloud Computing Systems, Dulcardo Ariel Arteaga Clavijo

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Evaluating the Economic Impact of Recreational Charter Fishing in Florida Using Hedonic Price and Economic Impact Analysis, Mehrnoosh Asadi

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The Transformations and Challenges of a Jain Religious Aspirant from Layperson to Ascetic: An Anthropological Study of Shvetambar Terapanthi Female Mumukshus, Komal Ashok Kumar

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Entrenching African Pentecostalism in the United States of America: A Study of a Ghanaian Founded Charismatic Church in South Florida, Raymond K. Awadzi

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Software Defined Networking for Smart Grid Communications, Abdullah Aydeger

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The Viceroyalty of Miami: Colonial Nostalgia and the Making of an Imperial City, John K. Babb

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The Beam-Helicity Asymmetry for Two Pseudoscalar Mesons in Photoproduction and a Partial Wave Analysis for Excited Hyperons, Rafael A. Badui

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History, Identity Politics and Securitization: Religion's Role in the Establishment of Indian-Israeli Diplomatic Relations and Future Prospects for Cooperation, Michael Mclean Bender

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A Second Universe, Emily A. Benson

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Predictors of Adherence, Withdrawal Symptoms and Changes in Body Mass Index: Finding from the First Randomized Smoking Cessation Trial in a Low-income Country Setting, Ziyad Ben Taleb

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Enhancing Algal Biomass and Lipid Production through Bacterial and Fungal Co-Culture, Erwin David Berthold

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Influence of Experimental Sheet Flow on Aquatic Foods Webs of the Central Everglades, Sarah C. Bornhoeft

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Sexual health promotion programming for youth in or at-risk for foster care: Improving knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors., Maya Boustani

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Medicinal Plants of Trinidad and Tobago: Selection of Antidiabetic Remedies, Angelle L. Bullard-Roberts

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Optimizing Main Memory Usage in Modern Computing Systems to Improve Overall System Performance, Daniel Jose Campello

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Relevance is in the Eye of the Beholder: Design Principles for the Extraction of Context-Aware Information, Arturo Castellanos

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Students with Physical Disabilities - Reflections on their Experiences with Work Preparation Programs, Services and Accommodations in a Higher Education Institution, Claudia Castillo

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DNA Aptamer Confirmation and Utilization for the Cyanotoxin, Cylindrospermopsin, Diane M. Catlin

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Advanced Electrode Materials by Electrostatic Spray Deposition for Li-ion Batteries, Chunhui Chen

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Determination of Human Scent Biomarkers for Race, Ethnicity and Gender, Lauren J. Colόn Crespo

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Analysis of Improvised Explosives by Electrospray Ionization - Mass Spectrometry and Microfluidic Techniques, Inge Corbin

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Authentic Servant-Leadership Exemplified by Early Childhood Educator David Lawrence Jr.: A Case Study, Blanca Correa-Cespedes

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Anxiety and Callous-Unemotional Traits: Physiological and Behavioral Responses to Others' Distress, Kathleen I. Crum

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El Bildungsroman femenino de Ángeles Mastretta y Carmen Boullosa: Hacia una perspectiva posmoderna, Rebeca Cunill

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Fully Decentralized Multi-Agent System for Optimal Microgrid Control, Ricardo de Azevedo

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The Gender Problem of Buddhist Nationalism in Myanmar: The 969 Movement and Theravada Nuns, Grisel d'Elena

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Consequences of Anthropogenic and Global Change on Orchids: An Emphasis on Biotic Interactions, Jason L. Downing

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Trees in the Agricultural Matrix: Reforestation Processes in a Tropical Dry Landscape in Chinandega, Nicaragua, Brittany A. Duffy

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A Single Regret, Jason Ehlen

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An Ethnography: Discovering the Hidden Identity of the Banilejos, Yehonatan Elazar-Demota

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Investigating Vocabulary Abilities in Bilingual Portuguese-English-Speaking Children, Ana Paula Fabian

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Multi-Resolution Modeling of Managed Lanes with Consideration of Autonomous/Connected Vehicles, Somaye Fakharian Qom

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Extraction, Purification and partial Characterization of a Carotenoid Binding Protein (CBP) from the Epidermis of the Monarch Butterfly Larvae (Danaus plexippus), Nan Fang

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Hybrid Energy Storage Implementation in DC and AC Power System for Efficiency, Power Quality and Reliability Improvements, Mustafa Farhadi

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A qualitative assessment of what comprises an effective and positive supervisor-student clinician relationship in speech-language pathology, Jessica Atick Fencel

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High School Content-Area Teachers’ Responces to an Exploratory, Investigative, and Experimental Professional Development Program for Content Area Literacy, Laura E. Ferreira Vesga

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Essays on Volatility Drivers, Transmissions and Equity Market Correlations in a Global Setting, Antonio M. Figueiredo

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Hard QCD Processes in the Nuclear Medium, Adam Freese

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Comparison of Synthetic Versus Organic Herbicides/Insecticides on Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in Abelmoschus esculentus, Ariel Freidenreich

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Proceduralizing Privilege: Designing Shakespeare in Virtual Reality and the Problem with the Canon, David M. Frisch

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Vortex Rossby Wave Propagation in Three Dimensional Tropical-Cyclone-Like Baroclinic Vortices, Cen Gao

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Parent-Child Interaction Therapy as a Family-Focused Approach for Young Children with Traumatic Brain Injury, Dainelys Garcia

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Strategies to Succeed in an Increasingly Technology-Based Environment: A Study of the Automotive Industry, Jose Geleilate

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Protein-Ligand Interactions and Allosteric Regulation of Activity in DREAM Protein, Walter G. Gonzalez

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Computational Fluid Dynamic analysis of Microbubble Drag Reduction Systems at High Reynolds Number, John D. Goolcharan

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Heavenly Voice, Earthly Echo: Unraveling the Function of the Bat Kol in Rabbinic Writings, John D. Grullon

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A Study on Residents' Perceptions and Attitudes Towards the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge in Puerto Rico, Ana C. Guzman

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Database-Assisted Analysis and Design of Wind Loads on Rigid Buildings, Filmon Fesehaye Habte

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Hydrogeochemical Modeling of Saltwater Intrusion and Water Supply Augmentation in South Florida, Yonas T. Habtemichael

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Three Essays on International and Intranational Trade and Economic Growth, Rooholah Hadadi

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Nanofabrication and Spectroscopy of Magnetic Nanostructures Using a Focused Ion Beam, Ali Hadjikhani

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A Feminist Perspective on the Lack of Full Ordination for Burmese Buddhist Nuns, Darbee Nicole Hagerty

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Exhaled Breath Analysis of Smokers Using CMV-GC/MS, D'Nisha D. Hamblin

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Sulfur Based Electrode Materials For Secondary Batteries, Yong Hao

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Pesticides and Pollination of Imperiled Plants of the Lower Florida Keys, Brittany M. Harris

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Reward Responsivity in Parenting: Development of a Novel Measure in Mothers, Chelsey M. Hartley

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Peer-Assisted Social Learning In Urban After-School Programs, Sarah A. Helseth

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The Relationship Between Undergraduate Hispanic Students' Choice of Living Arrangements and Retention, Academic Achievement and Graduation at a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Lynn N. Hendricks

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The Degradation of Pharmaceutical Pollutants in Wastewater Catalyzed by Chloroperoxidase and the Construction of Chloroperoxidase H105R Mutant, Qinghao He

Simulation and Application of Binary Logic Regression Models, Jobany J. Heredia Rico

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Help Me Chat: Eliciting Communicative Acts from Young Children Using Speech-Generating Devices, Rebecca A. Hernandez-Cartaya

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A Study on the Dissolution of Autunite Minerals by Facultative Bacteria in Bicarbonate Media, Sandra C. Herrera Landaez

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Doping as a Possible Means to create Superconductivity in Graphene, Kiar Holland

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Impacts of User Heterogeneity and Attitudinal Factors on Roadway Pricing Analysis - Investigation of Value of Time and Value of Reliability for Managed Lane Facilities in South Florida, Md Sakoat Hossan

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Characterizing the Molecular Structure and Reactivity of Natural Organic Matter in The Everglades, Wenxi Huang

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Characterizing Community-Based Usual Mental Health Care for Infants, Gabriela Marie Hungerford MS

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Three Essays on Diversification and Corporate Policies, Catalina Hurwitz

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Fragile Saints, Mary-Claire Ibarra

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Analyzing Decision Making in Alternative Contracting for Highway Pavement Rehabilitation Projects, Mohamed Ibrahim

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Combined Computational-Experimental Design of High-Temperature, High-Intensity Permanent Magnetic Alloys with Minimal Addition of Rare-Earth Elements, Rajesh Jha

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Innovative Two-Stage Fuzzy Classification for Unknown Intrusion Detection, Xueyan Jing

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Qualities of Informal Leaders, Factors Influencing the Formation of Informal Leadership, and the Paradox of Formal Power, Kyungchool Joe

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The Ecology of Extrafloral Nectar in Senna mexicana var. chapmanii, Ian M. Jones

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Evaluation of Surface Layer Parameterizations Using In-Situ Observations, Jeremy Katz

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The Field View: An Initial Examination of an Exploratory Eyewitness Identification Procedure, Melissa Kavetski

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Ethnographic Investigations of Commercial Aquaculture as a Rural Development Technique in Tamil Nadu, India, Brittany L. Kiessling

Corrosion Behavior of Steel in Deficient Grout with Enhanced Sulfate Ion Concentrations, Krishna Vigneshwaran Konda Krishnamurthy

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Where Are All the Bonefish? Using Angler Perceptions to Estimate Trends of Bonefish (Albula vulpes) Decline in South Florida, Emily K.N. Kroloff

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Status Competition Between the U.S. and China on the Stage of Africa, Vanessa C. Leon

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Gold Nanoparticle-Based Colorimetric Sensors for Detection of DNA and Small Molecules, Pingping Liang

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Maximizing Environmental Sustainability and Public Benefits of Highway Construction Programs, Charinee Limsawasd

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Power Comparison of Some Goodness-of-fit Tests, Tianyi Liu

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The Effect of Shortened Reporting Lag on the Usefulness of Form 20-F, Zhenfeng Liu

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Sonic Activation: a Multimedia Performance-Installation, Alex Joseph Lough

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Sustainable Resource Management for Cloud Data Centers, A. S. M. Hasan Mahmud

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Firm Foundation: Rebuilding the Early Modern State in Lima, Peru after the Earthquake of 1687, Judith M. Mansilla

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Simple Models for Underdamped Slug Tests in High Permeability Aquifers, Maria E. Marquez

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The Pneuma Network: Transnational Pentecostal Print Culture In The United States And South Africa, 1906-1948, Lindsey Brooke Maxwell

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Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Confronts the Death of the Author, Justin Philip Mayerchak

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Responses of Four Non-tidal Forest Communities of the Florida Everglades to Hurricane Impact over 21 Years, Jeremy L. May

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Economic Aspects of Climate Change Adaptation and Natural Hazard Risk Mitigation, Sisi Meng

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Stochastic Geometry Based Analysis of Capacity, Mobility and Energy Efficiency for Dense Heterogeneous Networks, Arvind Merwaday

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The Effect of Project ProHEART- Promoting Healthy Eating and Activity using Robot-assisted Training- on Healthy Eating Habits and Physical Activity in School-Aged Children, Nadine Mikati

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Transnational Capitalism and the Middle East: Understanding the Transnational Elites of the Gulf Cooperation Council, Seyed Ahmad Mirtaheri

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Analysis and Modeling of Advanced Power Control and Protection Requirements for Integrating Renewable Energy Sources in Smart Grid,, Amirhasan Moghadasiriseh