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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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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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EEG Spectral Changes Before and After an Eight-week Intervention Period of Preksha Meditation, Chintan Joshi

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A Quantitative Investigation Exploring Illicit Drug Use Inside and Out of the Foodservice Industry, Kristen Kaminski

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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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Magnetoelectric Nanoparticles: Paradigm Shift in Biomolecular Diagnostics, Chooda Mani Khanal

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Design and Development of Smart Brain-Machine-Brain Interface (SBMIBI) for Deep Brain Stimulation and Other Biomedical Applications, Muhammad S. Khan

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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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Nationalism as a Process for Making the Desired Identity Salient: Bosnian Muslims Become Bosniaks, Mirsad Krijestorac

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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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Microbial Functional Diversity and the Associated Biogeochemical Interactions Across Miami-Dade County, Florida Soils, Priyanka Kushwaha

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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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Creation and Evaluation of Polymer/Multiwall Carbon Nanotube Films for Structural Vibration Control and Strain Sensing Properties, weiwei lin

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

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Optical Coherence Photoacoustic Microscopy (OC-PAM) for Multimodal Imaging, Xiaojing 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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Childbirth Education in Jordan: Content, Feasibility and Challenges of Implementing a Childbirth Education Program in Jordan, Fatima Malkawi Ms

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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 Optimization of Pressure Cycling Technology (PCT) for Differential Extraction of Sexual Assault Casework, Vanessa Martinez

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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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Use It or Lose It: Canadian Identity and the Construction of Arctic Security Policy, Michael P. McCormack

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Carotenoids and Fatty Acids in Early Lactation: A Study of a Peruvian Population, Vanesa Mendez

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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

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Wind Performance Based Design for High-Rise Buildings, Alireza Mohammadi

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But I Do Remember the Moon, Ellene Glenn Moore

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Using a Repeated Measures ANOVA Design to Analyze the Effect Writing in Mathematics Has on the Mathematics Achievement of Third Grade English Language Learners and English Speakers, Zoe A. Morales

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An Optical Design Configuration for Wireless Data Transmission, Seyed Mohammad Amin Motahari Bidgoli

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Insight Into the Inhibition of Ribonucleotide Reductases by 2'-chloro-2'-deoxynucleotides and 2'-azido-2'-deoxynucleotides: Biomimetic Studies with Model Substrates, Mukesh M. Mudgal Dr.

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Antenatal Stressful Life Events and Postpartum Depression in the United States: the Role of Women’s Socioeconomic Status at the State Level, Soumyadeep Mukherjee

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Using Culturally Responsive Teaching with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students with Specific Learning Disabilities to Increase Performance in Algebra I, Lorena R. Munoz

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Role of Students’ Participation on Learning Physics in Active Learning Classes, Binod Nainabasti

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The Crafting of the Self in Private Letters and the Epistolary Novel: El hilo que une, Un verano en Bornos, Ifigenia, Querido Diego, te abraza Quiela, and Cartas apócrifas, Angelica A. Nelson

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Institutional Investors, Insiders and the Firm, Vinh Huy L. Nguyen

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Novel In Situ Study of Magnetocaloric Heusler Alloy, Roozbeh Nikkhah Moshaie

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Effects of Catastrophic Seagrass Loss and Predation Risk on the Ecological Structure and Resilience of a Model Seagrass Ecosystem, Robert J. Nowicki

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The Symphony of State: São Paulo's Department of Culture, 1922-1938, Micah J. Oelze

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Supporting Web-based and Crowdsourced Evaluations of Data Visualizations, Mershack B. Okoe

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Training Through Serious Games: The Relationship Between Travel Agent Engagement, Knowledge of Cruise Products and Cruise Sales, Lizette Cruzie Pabon

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The Association of Real Earnings Management with: Enterprise Resource Planning Systems, Audit Effort, and Future Financial Performance, Angel Arturo Pacheco Paredes

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Carbon Nanotube- and Gold Nanoparticle-Based Materials For Electrochemical and Colorimetric Sensing Applications, Janak Paudyal 9255967

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The Tensions of Karma and Ahimsa: Jain Ethics, Capitalism, and Slow Violence, Anthony Paz

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Community-Governed Multifunctional Landscapes and Forest Conservation in the Sierra Norte of Oaxaca, Mexico, Barbara Pazos Almada

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Anarchy and Anti-Intellectualism: Reason, Foundationalism, and the Anarchist Tradition, Joaquin A. Pedroso

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Peers as an Academic Resource: An Investigation of an Afterschool Program to Socialize At-risk Students with Disabilities into Greater Academic Engagement, Cynthia Pellegrini-Lafont

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Synthetic Studies Toward a Novel Hydroxylamine of Potential Utility in the Preparation of Mitochondriotropic Nitrones, Gloria Patricia Perez

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On the Role of the Pore Water Chemistry of Deficient Post-Tension Grout to Promote Steel Corrosion, Samanbar Permeh

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Edwidge Danticat and Shadows: The Farming of Bones As a Vehicle for Social Activism, Jessica Petit-Frere

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Evaluation of Redundancy of Twin Steel Box-Girder Bridges, Huy V. Pham

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Conformational Dynamics and Stability Associated with Magnesium or Calcium Binding to DREAM in the Regulation of Interactions between DREAM and DNA or Presenilins, Khoa Ngoc Pham

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Human Papillomavirus Infection and Vaccination Policies in the American South, Dudith Pierre-Victor

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Desert Palms, Carolyn D. Pledge-Amaral

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Neogene Changes in Caribbean Paleoproductivity and the Diversity and Paleobiogeography of Deep-sea Benthic Foraminifera, Crystal Pletka

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H I Structure and Kinematics of the Interstellar Medium in the LITTLE THINGS Galaxies, Nau R. Pokhrel

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The GlueX Start Counter & Beam Asymmetry $\Sigma$ in Single $\pi^{0}$ Photoproduction, Eric J. Pooser

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Water-Rock Interactions and Seasonal Hydrologic Processes in Constructed Everglades Tree Islands, Andres E. Prieto Estrada

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Qualitative Detection of Selected Designer Drugs and Relevant Metabolites in Environmental Water Samples, Marley Pruyn

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Characterization of Homogenized Mechanical Properties of Porous Ceramic Materials Based on Their Realistic Microstructure, Siavash Rastkar

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Facilitators for Software Development Agility, Shekhar Rathor

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A Carbon and Oxygen Stable Isotope-Dendrochronology Study of Trees from South Florida: Implications for the Development of a High-Resolution Subtropical Paleoclimate Record, Carrie E. Rebenack

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Hunger: Essays, Monica I. Restrepo

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Kinetics and Reaction Mechanisms for Methylidyne Radical Reactions with Small Hydrocarbons, Joao Marcelo Lamim Ribeiro

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Social and Economic Factors Influencing Japanese Women's Decision about Childbearing in Post-Bubble Japan, Rebecca L. Richko

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Achieving and Maintaining Food Security in the PRC: The Impact on Foreign Policy, Paul D. Rittenhouse

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The Effects of a 12 Week Nutrition and Physical Activity Intervention Program on Mexican Americans Residing in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, TX, Tania Rivera

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The Impact of Decentralization and New Intergovernmental Relations on Public Service Delivery: A Comparative Analysis of Colombia and Paraguay, Cristina A. Rodriguez-Acosta

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The Relationship of the Parental Involvement of Latino Immigrant Parents of Middle School Students and Student Academic Achievement, Cory R. Rodriguez

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Essays on the Effect of Board Gender Diversity on Firm Risk, Performance, and Institutions' Ownership Preferences, Jodonnis Rodriguez

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Targeted and Controlled Anticancer Drug Delivery and Release with Magnetoelectric Nanoparticles, Alexandra Rodzinski

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The Sound of Silence: Ideology of National Identity and Racial Inequality in Contemporary Curaçao, Angela E. Roe

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The Impacts of Telecommuting on The Time-Space Distribution of Daily Activities, Mario Benito Rojas IV

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Toward Distributed At-scale Hybrid Network Test with Emulation and Simulation Symbiosis, Rong Rong

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The Effect of Stigma on Treatment Adherence among HIV-positive Alcohol Users in Haiti, Muni Rubens

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Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Nanofiller Reinforced Tantalum-Niobium Carbide Formed by Spark Plasma Sintering, Christopher Charles Rudolf

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Potential Implication of Automated Vehicle Technologies on Travel Behavior and System Modeling, Seyed Mohammad Ali Sadat Lavasani Bozorg

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Effects of Host-plant Density on Herbivores and Their Parasitoids: A Field Experiment with a Native Perennial Legume, Andrea Salas

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Vocal Flexibility and Regional Variation in Free-Tailed Bat Song, Israel Salazar

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A Value-Driven Exploration of Online & In-Person Learning for Professionals, Tammy S. Sanders

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Physical and Chemical Characterization of Crude Oil-Water Mixtures: Understanding the Effects of Interfacial Process to Chemical Bioavailability, Kathia a. Sandoval

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Performance Optimization of Network Protocols for IEEE 802.11s-based Smart Grid Communications, Nico Saputro

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Essays on the U.S. GAAP-IFRS Convergence Project, the Nature of Accounting Standards, and Financial Reporting Quality, Assma M. Sawani

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An Examination of Workplace Aggression, Job Performance, and Flow-States, John P. Sayn-Wittgenstein

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The Opposition to Latin American Liberation Theology and the Transformation of Christianity, 1960-1990, Sonia M. Scheuren Acevedo

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Controls on Benthic Microbial Community Structure and Assembly in a Karstic Coastal Wetland, Nicholas O. Schulte

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Strategic Communications to Prevent HIV Infections among Black and Hispanic Young Adults, Elena Sebekos

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Understanding the Value of Travel Time Reliability for Freight Transportation to Support Freight Planning, Kollol Shams 3085942

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The Individual and Interactive Effects of Nitrogen and Phosphorus Enrichment on Coral Reefs, Andrew A. Shantz

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Regulation of Particle Uptake by PP2A/B56 and LKB1 in Dictyostelium Discoideum, Mujataba Rahiman Sharief