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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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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

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Neighborhood-level Determinants of Delayed HIV Diagnosis and Survival among HIV-positive Latinos, Florida 2000-2011, Diana M. Sheehan

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The Influence of the Proximal Thiolate Ligand and Hydrogen Bond Network of the Proximal Helix on the Structural and Biochemical Properties of Chloroperoxidase, Elena Shersher

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Risk-Based Decision Making Support for Construction Corporate Resource Management, Reza Sheykhi

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Investigation of Low Reynolds Number Flow and Heat Transfer of Louvered Surfaces, Pradeep R. Shinde

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Home-Based, Self-Administered Dyadic Cognitive Training for Healthy Older Adults: Feasibility Study, Natalia Shtompel

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Analyzing Spatial Variability of Social Preference for the Everglades Restoration in the Face of Climate Change, Abu Hena Mustafa Kamal Sikder

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Haiti and the Heavens: Utopianism and Technocracy in the Cold War Era, Adam M. Silvia

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Improving Current-Asymmetry of Metal-Insulator-Metal Tunnel Junctions, Aparajita Singh

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Turn Me On or Off: A Study On Epigenetics and Merleau-Ponty in Angela Carter’s “The Lady of the House of Love”, Solsiree Lynn Skarlinsky

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A Morphological, Functional, and Genetic Investigation of the Male Compound Eye Phenotype of Chrysomya megacephala (Diptera: Calliphoridae)), Joshua Smith

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The Effect of Social Capital on Organizational Performance in Different Cultures: A Cross-National Comparison of the United States and South Korea, Jung Hyun Song

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Rate Kinetics and Molecular Dynamics of the Structural Transitions in Amyloidogenic Proteins, Timothy Michael Steckmann

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Deploying a CMS Tier-3 Computing Cluster with Grid-enabled Computing Infrastructure, Sean Stewart

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Lifestyle and Biological Risk Factors for Liver Fibrosis in the Miami Adult Studies on HIV (MASH) Cohort: An HIV Infected and HIV/HCV Co-infected Population, Tiffanie S. Stewart

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Multilevel modeling issues and the measurement of stress is multilevel data, Tyler Stout

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The Western Sahara and the Search for the Roots of Sahrawi National Identity, David Suarez

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Madonnas, Whores and Other Pilgrims, Barbara Swan

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Gammaridean Amphipods as Bioindicators in Subtropical Seagrass Ecosystems, Jennifer L. Sweatman

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Extending Use of Simple for Dead Load and Continuous for Live Load (SDCL) Steel Bridge System to Seismic Areas, Ramin Taghinezhadbilondy

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CFO Turnover, Firm’s Debt-Equity Choice and Information Environment, Muhammad Bakhtear U. Talukdar

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Organizational Social Capital and Performance Information Use: Analyzing the Link and Its Implications for Public Management, Michele Tantardini

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Elucidating The Role of MifS-MifR Two-Component System in Regulating Pseudomonas aeruginosa Pathogenicity, Gorakh Digambar Tatke

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A Descriptive Case Study Examining the Perceptions of Haitian American Parents and the Perceptions of their Children’s Teachers on the Parents’ Involvement in a Structured Parent Intervention Program, Kristina M. Taylor

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A Framework for assessing Alternative Agro-Ecosystems: finding Multi-Functional Solutions for Sustainable urban landscapes., Thais H. Thiesen Ms.

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Conjugated Polymer-Based Biomaterials Through Controlled Self-Assembly, Megan Twomey

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Sonochemical Synthesis of Zinc Oxide Nanostructures for Sensing and Energy Harvesting, Phani Kiran Vabbina

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Epistemological Analysis of Traditionalist and Reformist Discourses Pertaining to Islamic Feminism in Iran, Meisam Vahedi

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Co-occurring Health Risks Among Middle Aged Hispanic Men Who Have Sex With Men (HMSM) in South Florida, Beatriz Valdes

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A History of the United States Caribbean Defense Command (1941-1947), Cesar A. Vasquez

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People Counting and occupancy Monitoring using WiFi Probe Requests and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Edwin George Vattapparamban

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Latina Lesbian Students: Understanding their Experiences and Perceived Sexual Identity Development at a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Gisela P. Vega

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A Comprehensive Decision Support Framework in the Front-End Phase of Major Transportation Projects, Nahid Vesali Mahmoud

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An Investigation of the Effect of Using Twitter by High School Mathematics Students Learning Linear Equations in Algebra 1, Manuel Vilchez

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Development of a Primary Ion Column for Mass Spectrometry-Based Surface Analysis, Raul A. Villacob

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Faculty Perceptions of Self-Plagiarism and Other Forms of Academic Dishonesty Among University Students, Carleen Vincent-Robinson

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Essays on Retail and Regional Economics, David Christopher Vitt

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Income Distribution, International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment with Heterogeneous Firms, Feifei Wang

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Evaluating plant community response to sea level rise and anthropogenic drying: Can life stage and competitive ability be used as indicators in guiding conservation actions?, Kristie Susan Wendelberger

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A Generation of Race and Nationalism: Thomas Dixon, Jr. and American Identity, Tiffany West

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Qualitative Analysis for the Characterization and Discrimination of Printing Inks, Rhett J. Williamson

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Storage Management of Data-intensive Computing Systems, Yiqi Xu

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MENs Doped Adhesive and Influence on Fracture Toughness, Kao Z. Yang

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A High Performance Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) Encrypted On-Chip Bus Architecture for Internet-of-Things (IoT) System-on-Chips (SoC), Xiaokun Yang

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Synthesis and Characterization of a Hydrolytically Stable Photochromic Copolymer Containing an N-alkylindolylfulgimide, Samina yasmeen

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Memory, Processing Speed, and the Effects of Cognitive Exercise on the Aging Brain, Alexis D. Yero

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Earnings Management to Achieve the Peer Performance Benchmark, Sheng Yi

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Large Scale Data Mining for IT Service Management, Chunqiu Zeng

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High Temperature Oxidation Study of Tantalum Carbide-Hafnium Carbide Solid Solutions Synthesized by Spark Plasma Sintering, Cheng Zhang

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An Integrated Framework for Patent Analysis and Mining, longhui zhang

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A System-of-Systems Framework for Assessment of Resilience in Complex Construction Projects, Jin Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Development of a Two-Fluid Drag Law for Clustered Particles Using Direct Numerical Simulation and Validation through Experiments, Ahmadreza Abbasi Baharanchi

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Sensor Fusion for Effective Hand Motion Detection, Fatemeh Abyarjoo

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Consumer Perceptions of Sustainability in the Cruise Industry, Lindsay Marie Ackerman

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An Assessment of the Performances of Several Univariate Tests of Normality, James Olusegun Adefisoye

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A Novel Hip Implant Using 3D Woven Composite Material – Design and Analysis, Hari Kishore Adluru

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A Content Analysis of Sustainability Dimensions in Annual Reports, Sayed MR. Afjei

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Calle Panadero, Giselda Aguiar

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Decentralization and Citizen Participation in Mexico, Ilyana Albarran

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Evaluation of Organic Protective Coatings as Corrosion Prevention for The Interior of Subsea Pipelines in Sour Gas Service, Faris M. Alkordy

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Evaluation of External Coating Performance on Buried Pipelines in the Oil and Gas Industry, Mohammed A. Alrudayni

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Hospitality Education Assessment: A Case Study on the Learning Experience of Chinese Students in a 4-year Program at a U.S. Institution, Rossy Ambe-Cohen

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Learning Data-Driven Models of Non-Verbal Behaviors for Building Rapport Using an Intelligent Virtual Agent, Reza Amini

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On the Impacts of Telecommuting over Daily Activity/Travel Behavior: A Comprehensive Investigation through Different Telecommuting Patterns, Hamidreza Asgari

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Okay Cool No Smoking Love Pony, Annik I. Babinski

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Extended Coverage for Public Safety and Critical Communications Using Multi-hop and D2D Communications, Leonardo Babun

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Writers' Club: The Effect of Extra Writing on Fourth-Grade, Hispanic Students' Writing, and Their Attitude Towards Writing, Helen F A Barnes

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"Hamlet" and Marginality, Eduardo Barreto

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Pollination, Herbivory, and Habitat Fragmentation: Their Effects on the Reproductive Fitness of Angadenia berteroi, a Native Perennial Plant of the South Florida Pine Rocklands, Beyte Barrios Roque

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Exploring Perceptions of Middle Class Urban Indian Women Regarding Socio-Cultural Deterrents Influencing Participation in Adult and Continuing Educational Programs, Renu Batra

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Investigation of the Lead Isotope Signatures of Marine Sediments in Relation to the Lead Isotope Signatures of Northern Andean Ores, Kimberly D. Beck

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Novel Ternary Magnesium-Tin Alloys by Microalloying, Sadegh Behdad

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Determinants and Disparities of Survival in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Patients: A Population-Based Retrospective Longitudinal Cohort Design Utilizing the Cox Proportional Hazard Analytical Model, Michael C. Belcon

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Evaluation of Crop Seed Powders as Amendments for Purple Nutsedge (Cyperus rotundus) Control Compared to the Traditional Herbicide, Roundup, Eric Taylor Betancourt

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Label-free surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy-linked immunosensor assay (SLISA) for environmental surveillance, vinay bhardwaj

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Improving Satellite-Based Chlorophyll-a Estimating Algorithms in Shallow, Coastal Waters, tara blakey

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Regional evolutionary distinctiveness and endangerment as a means of prioritizing protection of endangered species, Emily K. Brantner

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Examining Perspectives On China's Near-Monopoly Of Rare Earths, Gregory J. Bryant

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The Road from Emmaus, Elizabeth Buro

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Eyewitness Choosing Behavior: The Role of Ecphoric Experience and Non-Memorial Cues, Brian S. Cahill

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Perceiving Spanish in Miami: The Interaction of Dialect and National Labeling, Salvatore Callesano

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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