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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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It Must Have Been Him: Coherence Effects within the Legal System, Jonathan N. Carbone

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Speech-Language Pathology Interns’ Perceptions of What Supervisors Value Most During Clinical Practicum, Karin Cardozo

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Cellular Events Under Flow States Pertinent to Heart Valve Function, Glenda L. Castellanos

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Redox Regulation of Ras Proteins in Dictyostelium discoideum, Boris Castillo Chabeco

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The Creation and Evaluation of Novel Canine Training Aids for Cocaine Using Molecularly Encapsulated Sol-Gel Polymers and an Investigation of Canine Field Accuracy, Michelle Cerreta

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Nec(Romantic), Cathleen F. Chambless

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The Role of Endothelin 3 in Melanoma Progression and Metastasis, Nikeisha L. Chin

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Blotto in the Lifeboat, Paul Christiansen

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Investigating Trophic Interactions of Deep-sea Animals (Sharks, Teleosts, and Mobile scavengers) in the Gulf of Mexico Using Stable Isotope Analysis, Diana A. Churchill

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Development of a MALDI-TOF-MS Method for the Analysis of Cyanobacterial Neurotoxin β-N-Methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) in Search of BMAA Incorporation in Biological Samples, Laura M. Conklin

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Investigating the Effects of Cognitive Apprenticeship-Based Instructional Coaching on Science Teaching Efficacy Beliefs, Teo O.H. Cooper

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Modeling a Phosphorus Credit Trading Program in the Lake Okeechobee Watershed, Juliana Corrales

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In Search of Safety, Negotiating Everyday Forms of Risk: Sex Work, Criminalization, and HIV/AIDS in the Slums of Kampala, Serena Cruz

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Stephen Dedalus' Search for Identity in Catholic Ireland, Cristina L. Cuevas

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Fiber Scaffolds of Poly (glycerol-dodecanedioate) and its Derivative via Electrospinning for Neural Tissue Engineering, Xizi Dai

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Histological Characterization of Inter Ictal Epileptiform Discharges Generating Brain Regions using a Preclinical Model of Focal Cortical Dysplasia, Abhay S. Deshmukh

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Don't Get Mad, Get Even: How Employees Abused by Their Supervisor Retaliate Against the Organization and Undermine Their Spouses, Krzysztof Duniewicz

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Workplace Discrimination Climate and Team Effectiveness: The Mediating Role of Collective Value Congruence, Team Cohesion, and Collective Affective Commitment, Anya T. Edun

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GIS-integrated mathematical modeling of social phenomena at macro- and micro- levels—a multivariate geographically-weighted regression model for identifying locations vulnerable to hosting terrorist safe-houses: France as case study, Elyktra Eisman

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English Language Learners: A Correlational Study of the Relationship Between A Proficiency Level Assessment and End of Course Test Scores at one Georgia High School, Jacqueline Caroline Ellis

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Successes and Shortcomings in the Implementation of National Sustainable Development Strategies: From the Greening of Governance to the Governance of Greening, Rachel Emas

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The Microstructure and the Electrochemical Behavior of Cobalt Chromium Molybdenum Alloys from Retrieved Hip Implants, Christopher P. Emerson

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Monitoring Physiological Reactions of Construction Workers in Virtual Environment: A Feasibility Study Using Affective Sensing Technology, Hazal Ergun

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Trans Terrains: Gendered Embodiments and Religious Landscapes in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, David B. Esch

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A Randomized Comparison of Two Instructional Sequences for Imitation Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Elaine Espanola

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A Market Study of Organic and Fair Trade Coffee in Bolivia, Christopher L. Estevez

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Employing Limited Next Generation Sequence Data for the Development of Genetic Loci of Phylogenetic and Population Genetic Utility, Lauren Evenstone

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The Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation on Cardiovascular Risk Factors among Minorities with Type 2 Diabetes, Joel Exebio

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The World in Singing Made: David Markson's "Wittgenstein's Mistress", Tiffany L. Fajardo

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Synthesis and Characterization of Photochromic Copolymers Containing 3-Indolylfulgides/Indolylfulgimides, Changjun Fan

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Understanding the Challenges of Expanding Community Forestry in Northwest Cameroon, Caitlin M. Farnung

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Development of New Structural Health Monitoring Techniques, Hadi Fekrmandi

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Atlantic Ais in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: Maritime Adaptation, Indigenous Wrecking, and Buccaneer Raids on Florida’s Central East Coast, Peter J. Ferdinando

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Uniquely Identifiable Tamper-Evident Device Using Coupling between Subwavelength Gratings, Ange Marie P. Fievre

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Barriers to Nutrition Counseling with a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Its Association with Dietary Intake, Nutrition Status, Disease Outcomes and Substance Abuse in People Living with HIV (PLWH)., Christina D. Fleetwood

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Comparison of Linear Functions in Middle Grades Textbooks from Singapore and the United States, Linda D. Fowler

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Children's Literature, Ideology, and Cultural Identity Before and After the Cuban Revolution, Zeila M. Frade

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The (Wo)Man in the Masque: Cross-Dressing as Disguise in Early Modern English Literature, Chelsea E. Franco

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Becoming Other: Virtual Realities in Contemporary Science Fiction, Jamie N. Franks

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Crisis Leadership: The Roles University Presidents and Crisis Managers Play in Higher Education - A Case Study of the State University System of Florida, Brenezza D. Garcia

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Innovative Modular High Performance Lightweight Decks for Accelerated Bridge Construction, Sahar Ghasemi

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What We’ve Got Here is a Failure to Communicate: A Postmodern Analysis of Representations of Higher Education in Cinema, Carlos E. Gonzalez

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In-Vivo Corrosion and Fretting of Modular TI-6AL-4V/CO-CR-MO Hip Prostheses: The Influence of Microstructure and Design Parameters, Jose Luis Gonzalez Jr

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The Central American Question: Nicaraguan Cultural Production and Francisco Goldman's The Ordinary Seaman, Oscar A. Gonzalez

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Undergraduate Students’ Perceptions of Study Abroad and Their Level of Achievement of Global Learning Outcomes, Claudia Grigorescu

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Epistemologías culturales del Caribe: modelos conceptuales metafóricos en el ensayo caribeño del siglo XX, Diana M. Grullón-García

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Women Creators: Artistry and Sacrifice in the Novels of Virginia Woolf, Issel M. Guigou

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Comprehensive Analysis of Emerging New Psychoactive Substances by Ion Mobility Spectrometry and Mass Spectrometry, Seongshin Gwak

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Evaluation of Some Statistical Methods for the Identification of Differentially Expressed Genes, Andrew L. Haddon

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Integrating Deep Learning with Correlation-based Multimedia Semantic Concept Detection, Hsin-Yu Ha

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Energy-aware Fault-tolerant Scheduling for Hard Real-time Systems, Qiushi Han

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Role of the Audit Committee Chair in the Financial Reporting Process, Izhar Haq

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Exploring How Transformational Experiences of Faculty Participating in Global Learning Workshops Inform Practice, Eduardo Hernandez

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Target and Non-target Techniques for the Quantitation of Drugs of Abuse, Identification of Transformation Products, and Characterization of Contaminants of Emergent Concern by High Resolution Mass Spectrometry, Nubia Vanesa Heuett

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"The Whole Foundations of the Solid Globe were Suddenly Rent Asunder": Space Place and Homelessness in Poe's "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym" and Melville's "Benito Cereno", Francis H. Hill

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Open Trial and Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of a Novel Program to Reduce Perceived Burdensomeness, Ryan M. Hill

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The Effects of Post-Recall Feedback: Examining Witness Recall Quantity, Accuracy, and Confidence, Dana Elizabeth Hirn Mueller

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Spirited Pioneer: The Life of Emma Hardinge Britten, Lisa A. Howe

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Changes of Soil Biogeochemistry under Native and Exotic Plants Species, Yujie Hua

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A Multi-Criteria GIS-Based Route Selection Tool for Hazardous Material Transport: Consideration of Environmental Consequence, Traffic Congestions and Costs, Bahareh Inanloo

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Time, Cost, and Environmental Impact Analysis for Sustainable Design at Multiple Building Levels, Peeraya Inyim

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Robust Modeling and Predictions of Greenhouse Gas Fluxes from Forest and Wetland Ecosystems, Khandker S. Ishtiaq

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Impacts of Climate, Land Cover and Hydrologic Changes on Stormwater Runoff in Central Florida, Mohammad S. Islam

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Identity, Ideology, and Cinema: Making Sense of Japan's Foreign and Security Policies in the 1950s and 2000s, Yukari Ito

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Determinants of Waterpipe and Cigarette Smoking Progression among a School Based Sample of Adolescents in Irbid, Jordan: A Three-Year Longitudinal Study (2008-2011), Rana Mohammed Jaber

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Perceived Value of Fast-food Restaurant Franchises in the USA, Yisak Jang

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Models Describing the Sea Level Rise in Key West, Florida, Karm-Ervin Jean

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The Influence of Psychological Predictors and Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management Intervention on Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Adherence Among HIV-Positive Female Haitian Alcohol Users, Pascale C. Jean

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Examining How Wi-Fi Affects Customers Loyalty at Different Restaurants: An Examination from South Korea, Jiyeon Jeon

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Temporal Mining for Distributed Systems, Yexi Jiang

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Sex-Positive Curricula: An Investigation of the Relationship Between Physical Fitness, Self-Concept and Sexual Functioning, Lia Jiannine

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Effect of Pavement-Vehicle Interaction on Highway Fuel Consumption and Emission, Xin Jiao

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Magic City Gospel, Ashley M. Jones

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Land Use /Land Cover Driven Surface Energy Balance and Convective Rainfall Change in South Florida, Hari P. Kandel

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Large-Scale Testing to Study the Effects of Critical Parameters on the Aerodynamic Behavior of Long Span Bridges, Ramtin Kargarmoakhar

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Attentional Competition: Weapon Focus, Encoding Time, and Memory Accuracy Correlations between Crime Scene Items, Seyram Kekessie

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Asterisms, Erica N. Kenick

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Heat-Driven Self-Cooling System Based On Thermoelectric Generation Effect, Robel Kiflemariam

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Changing Bacterial Growth Efficiencies across a Natural Nutrient Gradient in an Oligotrophic Estuary, Amber A. Kiger

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STF, Gilbert Kong

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The Effectiveness of an Online Workshop on Behavior Management as a Professional Development Tool for Teachers, Aparajita B. Kuriyan

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Examining the Impact of Resilience on Work Stress and Strains in Nurses, Julie J. Lanz

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L'Italiano a Miami: An Investigation of the Current Status of the Teaching and Learning of the Italian Language in Miami and of Students' Motivational Factors, Antonella La Tegola

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The Development of a Novel Polymer Based System for Gene Delivery, Anh Van Le

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An Exploration of Workplace Interventions for Women with Postpartum Depression Symptoms, Cyntianna C. Ledesma Ortega

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Drying Times: Integrating Citizen Science to Examine Survival of Florida Largemouth Bass in a Coastal Refuge Habitat, Jessica A. Lee

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The Effects of Climate Warming on Plant-Herbivore Interactions, Nathan Lemoine

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Investigation of Bilingualism Knowledge of Speech-Language Pathologists and Speech-Language Pathology Students, Michelle Leon

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Exploring Children's Perceptions of African American English, Tamika L. Lewis

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Defining Fluid Restriction in the Management of Infants Following Cardiac Surgery and Understanding the Subsequent Impact on Nutrient Delivery and Growth Outcomes, Melissa Li

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Hydrologic Controls of Coastal Groundwater Discharge in Southern Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park, Florida, Edward Linden

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Essays on the Effectiveness of Multinational Enterprises in Boosting Corporate Social Responsibility in Host Business Environment, Ying Liu

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The Impact of Red Light Cameras on Injury Crashes within Miami-Dade County, Florida, Anthoni Llau

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Estrategias Desestabilizadoras en la Narrativa de Silvina Ocampo, Lorena Loguzzo

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A Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Land Use and Water Quality in Southern Miami Dade County, Mario Londono

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Correlates of Vitamin D Status in Healthy Older Adults Living in Miami-Dade and its Association with Non-Skeletal Outcomes: A Cross-Sectional Study, Johanna Lopez

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Vowels in the 305: A First Pass at Miami Latino English, Lydda Lopez

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Enhanced Flexible Materials for Valve Prosthesis Applications, Makensley Lordeus

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The Prison System and the Media: How “Orange Is The New Black” Engages with the Prison as a Normalizing Agent, Eunice Louis

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Organometallic Rhenium Dyes for Nitric Oxide Detection and Imaging, Lissette I. Lozano-Lewis