Theses and Dissertations produced by graduate students at Florida International University.

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Submissions from 2013

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Effect of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Nutrition Education on Nutrition and Health Outcomes of HIV+ Individuals, Irene Hatsu

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XPSWMM Analysis of the ORNL Stormwater Collection System Up to Outfall 211, Heidi Belle Henderson

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MobiMed: Framework for Rapid Application Development of Medical Mobile Apps, Frank Hernadez

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Catholic Student Movements in Latin America: Cuba and Brazil, 1920s to 1960s, Joseph Holbrook

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The Use of Visualization, Onset-and-Rime, Story Read-Alouds, and Discussion to Improve Diverse First Graders' Vocabulary and Comprehension, Virginia Lynn Shoup Holderness

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The Utilization of Chiral Ion Mobility Spectrometry for the Detection of Enantiomeric Mixtures and Thermally Labile Compounds, Howard K. Holness

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Real-time Biosensor for the Assessment of Nanotoxicity and Cancer Electrotherapy, Evangelia Hondroulis

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Dynamic Image Precompensation for Improving Visual Performance of Computer Users with Ocular Aberrations, Jian Huang

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Site Specifc Growth of Metal Catalyzed Silica Nanowires for Biological and Chemical Sensing, Eric G. Huey

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The Effect of Contemporary Hydrologic Modification on Vegetation Community Composition Distinctness in the Florida Everglades, Ewan Isherwood

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The American Politics of a Jewish Judea and Samaria, Rebekah Israel

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Ensemble Stream Model for Data-Cleaning in Sensor Networks, Vasanth Iyer

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An Examination of Psychological Meaningfulness, Safety, and Availability as the Underlying Mechanisms linking Job Features and Personal Characteristics to Work Engagement, Holly Jacobs

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Elemental Analysis and Forensic Comparison of Soils by Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS), Sarah C. Jantzi

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Application of a Bivariate Probit Model to Investigate the Intended Evacuation from Hurricane, Fan Jiang

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The Investigation of Photocatalysts and Iron Based Materials in the Oxidation and the Adsorption of Toxic Organic and Chromium Materials, Wenjun Jiang

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Trajectory Privacy Preservation in Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks, Xinyu Jin

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Optimization of Wireless Power Transfer via Magnetic Resonance in Different Media, Olutola Jonah

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South of the South, Jason Jones

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Twelve Certain Men: The Impact of Emotional Appraisals on Juror Decision-Making, Stephen W. Joy

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Selective and Specific Activation of Rab5 during Endocytosis of Receptor Tyrosine Kinases, Ivan Jozic

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Enhanced 3-Dimensional Carbon Nanotube Based Anodes for Li-ion Battery Applications, Chi Won Kang

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The Impact of the "Not Sure" Option on Lineup Identification Decisions, Seyram Kekessie

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Regional Diversification and Performance: Conceptualization and Competing Strategic Objectives, Keith James Kelley

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Genetic Markers, Birth Characteristics, and Childhood Leukemia Risk, Amy Kennedy

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Local Media Representations of the Colombian Women’s Peace Movement La Ruta Pacífica De Las Mujeres, Elizabeth Anna Kersjes

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Influence of Habitat on the Reproductive Ecology of the Amazonian Palm, Mauritia flexuosa, in Roraima, Brazil, Roxaneh S. Khorsand Rosa

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Meshfree Modeling of Vibrations of Mechanical Strctures, Tomislav Kosta

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Clean Hydrogen Production and Carbon dioxide Capture Methods, Sushant Kumar

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Improving Resource Management in Virtualized Data Centers using Application Performance Models, Sajib Kundu

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Formation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Nitrogen Containing Polcyclic Aromatic Compounds in Titan's Atmosphere, the Interstellar Medium and Combustion, Alexander Landera

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Multifunctional Nanoparticles in Cancer: in vitro Characterization, in vivo Distribution, Tingjun Lei

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iGrooving: A Generative Music Mobile Application for Runners, Daniel J. Lepervanche

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Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensors for Real-Time Biomolecular Binding Study, Chang Liu

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Power Study on Testing Epidemic Alternatives, Zihao Li

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Barcelona: Espacio Literario, Espacio Urbano en la Novela Catalana Femenina del Siglo XX, Elisabeth Llaveria-Powell

Pedal, Louis K. Lowy

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Development of Safety Performance Functions for SafetyAnalyst Applications in Florida, Jinyan Lu

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Geospatial Data Indexing Analysis and Visualization via Web Services with Autonomic Resource Management, Yun Lu

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The Relationship between the Use of Academic Text Talk and the Comprehension of Scientific Academic Language for Diverse Second Graders, Peggy Lee Mandel

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Three Essays on the Microstructure of Exchange Traded Funds, Samique March

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The Impact of a Classroom Performance System on Learning Gains in a Biology Course for Science Majors, Nilo E. Marin

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Integration of a Sedimentation Module to a Hydrologic Model and its Application to a Mercury TMDL Analysis, Lilian Marrero

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Towards the Prediction of Mutations in Genomic Sequences, Juan Carlos Martinez

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Development of a Body for a Pneumatic Crawler for Radioactive Waste Pipelines, Jose Alfonso Matos

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Modeling, Simulation, and Characterization of Space Debris in low-Earth Orbit, Paul D. McCall

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Teachers’ Experiences in and Perceptions of their12th-Grade British Literature Classrooms, Keisha Simone McIntyre-McCullough

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Aspects of the Innate Immune System in the Caribbean Octocoral Swiftia exserta, Lorenzo P. Menzel

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Hybrid Power System Intelligent Operation and Protection Involving Distributed Architectures and Pulsed Loads, Ahmed A. Mohamed

The Joycean Sublime, Anthony Moreno

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Social-cognitive Antecedents of Ambidextrous Orientation in Family-owned Startups: The Role of Family Ties, Achievement Motivation, and Internal Locus of Control, Patricio R. Mori

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Development of a Coupling Model for Fluid-Structure Interaction using the Mesh-free Finite Element Method and the Lattice Boltzmann Method, Jaime Mudrich

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The Dark Side of Globalization: The Transnationalization of Garrisons in the Case of Jamaica, Michelle Angela Munroe

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An Analysis of the Factors that Influence Regional Economic Development Cooperation, Terence G. Murphy

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Regulation of Rab5 GTPase activity during Pseudomonas aeruginosa-macrophage interaction, Sushmita Mustafi

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Gender Differences in the Influence of Protective Factors, Risk Factors, and Health Risk Behaviors on HIV Risk Behaviors Among Youth in South Florida, Christi M. Navarro

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Development of Physics-based Models and Design Optimization of Power Electronic Conversion Systems, Arash Nejadpak

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Exploring Calling Work Orientation: Construct Clarity and Organizational Implications, Kerry A. Newness

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Graphene NanoPlatelets Reinforced Tantalum Carbide consolidated by Spark Plasma Sintering, Andy Nieto

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Development of an Enhanced Hydro-geochemical Model to Address Mercury-speciation Fate and Transport in Aquatic Environments, Nantaporn Noosai

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Ronald Reagan Rain, Patrick B. Norris

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Statistical Models for Predicting College Success, Yelen Nunez

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The Relationship between Faculty Perceptions and Implementation of Elements of Transactional Distance Theory and Online Web-Based Course Completion Rates, Victor Nwankwo

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Globalization and the Public Provision of Higher Education: Empirical Evidence from Selected Countries, Claudette Nyang'oro

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The Relationship of Culturally Responsive Instruction and the Reading Comprehension and Attitude of Struggling Urban Adolescent Readers, Rona M. Olukolu

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A Study on the Correlation of Bivariate And Trivariate Normal Models, Maria del Pilar Orjuela

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The Buddhist Coleridge: Creating Space for The Rime of the Ancient Mariner within Buddhist Romantic Studies, Katie Pacheco

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A Common Man Trapped inside the Queen’s Body, Alexandra Sofia Palacios

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Assessment of the Occurrence and Potential Risks of Antibiotics and their Metabolites in South Florida Waters Using Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry, Venkata Reddy Panditi

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The Great Escape: A Modern Charismatic Movement within the Presbyterian Church, Nicholas Edward Pearce

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South Road, Sarah E. Pearsall

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Aedes aegypti Pharate First Instar Aseasonal Quiescence Cues Anticipatory Plasticity with Implications for Urban Vector Ecology and Control, Mario H. Perez

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An Assessment of Novel Biodegradable Magnesium Alloys for Endovascular Biomaterial Applications, Dharam Persaud-Sharma

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Ghost Tree Social, Esther P. Phillips

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The Impact of Maternal Acculturation, Youth Age, Sex and Anxiety Sensitivity on Anxiety Symptoms in Hispanic Youth, Maria Pienkowski

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Vocabulary Comprehension in Children with Autism, Melissa A. Pierro

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Of Taffeta and Soil, Marina Pruna

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Novel Online Data Cleaning Protocols for Data Streams in Trajectory, Wireless Sensor Networks, Sitthapon Pumpichet

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Lightweight Middleware for Software Defined Radio (SDR) Inter-Components Communication, Pasd Putthapipat

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Wireless Sensor Network Deployment, Yipeng Qu

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Accepting the Failure of Human and State Bodies: Interactions of Syphilis and Space in "Hamlet" and "The Knight of the Burning Pestle", Laura E. Radford

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Novel Analytical Methodologies for the Monitoring of Traditional and Non-traditional Pollutants in different Environmental Compartments of South Florida, Cesar E. Ramirez

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Lucumí (Yoruba) Culture in Cuba: A Reevaluation (1830S -1940s), Miguel Ramos

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Tubular and Sector Heat Pipes with Interconnected Branches for Gas Turbine and/or Compressor Cooling, Brian D. Reding II

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Off-line and On-line Affective Recognition of a Computer User through A Biosignal Processing Approach, Peng Ren

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Transmission, Legitimation, and Adaptation: A Study of Western Lamas in the Construction of ‘American Tibetan Buddhism’, Mariana Restrepo

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The Relationship between Job Structure, Burnout, and Coping Methods among Public School county Bus Drivers, Bus Aides, Mechanics, and Clerical Workers, Monica Restrepo

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Keep the Doors Open, Lauren C. Rivera

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Soil Building Processes in Reconstructed Tree Islands in The Everglades, Florida, Andres F. Rodriguez

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An Ethnographic Study: Becoming a Physics Expert in a Biophysics Research Group, Idaykis Rodriguez

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The Effects of Trained Teachers’ Integration of Dialogic Reading Discourse on Hispanic English Language Learners’ Literacy Skills in Kindergarten, Isela S. Rodriguez

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Operant and Respondent Procedures to Establish Social Stimuli as Reinforcers in Children with Autism, Paloma Rodriguez

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The Japanese History Textbook Controversy Amid Post-War Sino-Japanese Relations, Maria Gabriela Romeu

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Factors Influencing Movements and Foraging Ecology of American Alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) in a Dynamic Subtropical Coastal Ecosystem, Adam Rosenblatt

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"To Hold the World in Contempt": The British Empire, War, and the Irish and Indian Nationalist Press, 1899-1914, Susan A. Rosenkranz

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Hermetic Text and Subtext: Paranormal Phenomena in the Works of Alejandro Tapia y Rivera and Benito Pérez Galdós, Agnes Ruiz-López

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Magnetic Nanoparticle-based Targeted Drug Delivery for Treatment of Neuro-AIDS and Drug Addiction, Vidya Sagar

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Network Construction and Graph Theoretical Analysis of Functional Language Networks in Pediatric Epilepsy, Anas Salah Eddin

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A Phenomenological Exploration of Black Male Law Enforcement Officers' Perspectives of Racial Profiling and Their Law Enforcement Career Exploration and Commitment, Gregory A. Salters

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American Perceptions of British Regional Dialects, Joanne Sampaio