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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Nothing Normal Happens to Me: True Stories of a Journey from Madness to Motherhood, Esther C. Martinez

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Overweight/Obesity and HIV Disease Progression in HIV+ Adults in Botswana, Sabrina Sales Martinez

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An Exploration of the Reasons and Purposes of Non-Japanese Undergraduate Students for Taking a Beginners’ Japanese Language Course, Asuka H. Mashav

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The Impetus is Forward Motion, Sarah Mason

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Hybrid Power System Intelligent Operation and Protection Involving Plug-in Electric Vehicles, Tan Ma

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A Body Outside the Kremlin, James L. May

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Ooliths, Estelle Mazor

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Video Modeling for Teaching Imitation to Young Children With Autism: A Treatment Comparison and Analysis of Potential Predictors of Success, Logan S. McDowell

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Semantic Categorization in Portuguese-English Bilinguals, Lilian M. McLeod

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The Development of a Depression Preventive Intervention for Adolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Michael C. Meinzer

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Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles for Biological Labeling and Delivery, Eladio A. Mendez

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Russia's Islam: Discourse on Identity, Politics, and Security, Simona E. Merati

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Higher Education in and for Rural Bolivia: Key Stakeholders' Perceptions of the Educational Experiences of Students who have Attended Unidad Académica Campesina Carmen Pampa., Claudio R. Merisio

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Producing Collaborations Through Community-Level Processes of Climate Change and Water Management Planning, Dumitrita Suzana Mic

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Counter-monumentalism in the Search for American Identity in Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter & The Marble Faun, Carmen Mise

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Exoneration or Observation? Examining a Novel Difference Between Liars and Truth Tellers, Peter F. Molinaro

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The Effect of Mobile Technology as an Active Student Response System on the Acquisition of U.S. History Content of Secondary Students with Specific Learning Disabilities, Ruba Monem

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Acoustic Manipulation and Alignment of Particles for Applications in Separation, Micro-Templating, and Device Fabrication, KAMRAN MORADI

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Measuring Teacher Dispositions Toward Teaching Sustainable Systems: A Mixed Methods Approach for Instrument Development and Psychometric Testing, Jennifer Morales

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Market Value, Christine Morando

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The Effect of Sample and Sample Matrix on DNA Processing: Mechanisms for the Detection and Management of Inhibition in Forensic Samples, Lilliana I. Moreno

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Macular Pigment and Lens Optical Density Measurements-Evaluating a Flicker Machine with Novel Features, Anirbaan Mukherjee

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A Cross-Generational Analysis of Spanish-to-English Lexico-Semantic Phenomena in Emerging Miami English, Kristen Mullen

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Prediction of Fracture Toughness and Durability of Adhesively Bonded Composite Joints with Undesirable Bonding Conditions, Vishal Musaramthota

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Factors Affecting Adult Mental Rotation Performance, Alina Nazareth

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Sustainability Analysis of Domestic Rainwater Harvesting Systems for Current and Future Water Security in Rural Mexico, Elena E. Neibaur

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Modeling, Designing, and Implementing an Ad-hoc M-Learning Platform that Integrates Sensory Data to Support Ubiquitous Learning, Hien M. Nguyen

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Mathematics Teaching Experiences of Elementary Preservice Teachers with High and Low Mathematics Anxiety during Student Teaching: A Multiple Case Study, Leslie Nisbet

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Modeling Security and Resource Allocation for Mobile Multi-hop Wireless Neworks Using Game Theory, Laurent L. Y. Njilla

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The Effect of Disturbance and Freshwater Availability on Lower Florida Keys’ Coastal Forest Dynamics, Danielle E. Ogurcak

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Easy Hearts: A Novel, Andrew J. Olsen

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The Influence of Parental Aggression and Cultural Gender Role Beliefs on Hispanic College Women's Experiences with Psychological Aggression, Laura A. Oramas

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The Commodification of Queer Virgins in Shakespeare, Spenser, and Keats, Laura M. Ortega

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Exploring Relationships Between Thinking Style and Sex, Age, Academic Major, Occupation, and Levels of Arts Engagement Among Professionals Working in Museums, Mark D. Osterman

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Geographical Literacy, Attitudes, and Experiences of Freshman Students: A Qualitative Study at Florida International University, Daniela F. Ottati

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“¡Pobres Negros!” The Social Representations and Commemorations of Blacks in the River Plate from the Mid-Nineteenth Century to the First Half of the Twentieth (and Beyond), Roberto Pacheco

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Understanding the Impact of the Property Tax Appeal Process on Assessment Uniformity: Procedures, Structures, and Outcomes, Michael P. Paparesta

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The Influence of the Proximal Amide Hydrogen Bonds and the Proximal Helix Dipole on the Catalytic Activity of Chloroperoxidase, armando d. pardillo

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Theoretical Investigation of Intra- and Inter-cellular Spatiotemporal Calcium Patterns in Microcirculation, Jaimit B. Parikh

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The Impact of Different Types of Media on Tourists' Behavioral Intentions, Jihwan Park

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The Role of Iran Policy the Saudi-American Rift, Christopher Parmly

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A Basic Interpretive Study of the Experiences of University Students Who Have Dropped or Failed an Online Course, Natalie Paul

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The Patristic Reception of the Speakers in John 3, Jeremy S. Paulovkin

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A Charged Fusion Product Diagnostic for a Spherical Tokamak, Ramona V. Perez

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Mangiferin as a Biomarker for Mango Anthracnose Resistance, Herma Pierre

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Online Education, Accrediting Standards, and Student Success: An Examination of the Relationship Between the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Standards for Online Education and Student Success, Michael Porter

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Intracellular Signaling and Trafficking in Cancer: Role of Rab5-GTPase in Migration and Invasion of Breast Cells, Nicole Porther

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Investigating the Driving Mechanisms Behind Differences in Bleaching and Disease Susceptibility Between Two Scleractinian Corals, Pseudodiploria Strigosa and Diploria Labyrinthiformis, Zoe A. Pratte

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"New" Social Movements: Alternative Modernities, (Trans)local Nationalisms, and Solidarity Economies, Mamyrah Prosper

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Public Service Motivation in Public and Nonprofit Service Providers: The Cases of Belarus and Poland, Palina Prysmakova

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Data Verifications for Online Social Networks, Mahmudur Rahman

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Vertical Handoff Target Selection in a Heterogeneous Wireless Network Using Fuzzy ELECTRE, Mukesh Ramalingam

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Caffeine Intake and its Association with Disease Progression, Sleep Quality and Anxiety Symptoms and Nutritional Alterations in People Living with HIV in the Miami Adult Studies on HIV Cohort, Venkataraghavan Ramamoorthy

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Foreign Language Education in Colombia: A Qualitative Study of Escuela Nueva, Daniel A. Ramirez Lamus

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The Economics of Trademarks, Jorge V. Ramos

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Regulation of Bone Marrow Stem Cells through Oscillatory Shear Stresses - A Heart Valve Tissue Engineering Perspective, Sasmita Rath

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Design and Synthesis of Novel Nucleoside Analogues: Oxidative and Reductive Approaches toward Synthesis of 2'-Fluoro Pyrimidine Nucleosides, Ramanjaneyulu Rayala

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Work Creativity as a Dimension of Job Performance, Angela C. Reaves

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Multi-Objective Analysis and Optimization of Integrated Cooling in Micro-Electronics With Hot Spots, Sohail R. Reddy

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Factors Affecting Current and Future Treeline Locations and Dynamics in the Peruvian Andes, Evan Rehm

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A Comparison Between Graphene and WS2 as Solid Lubricant Additives to Aluminum for Automobile Applications, Sara Rengifo

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The Landscape Parks of Jane Austen: Gender and Voice, Lauren N. Rey

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Determination of Extracellular Molecules Produced by Vibrio Harveyi Using MS/MS, Jose G. Roble

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Écfrasis y Lecturas Icono-textuales en las "Leyendas" de Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Jose Rodriguez

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Resistance Performances: (Re)constructing Spaces of Resistance and Contention in the 2010-2011 University of Puerto Rico Student Movement, Alessandra M. Rosa

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WiFi and LTE Coexistence in the Unlicensed Spectrum, Nadisanka Rupasinghe

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Leaf Functional Traits and Forest Structure of Tropical Dry Forest Species Along a Rainfall Gradient in Florida and Puerto Rico, Ramon L. Salazar II

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Evaluation of the Scent Collection System for Its Effectiveness in Volatile Organic Compound Collection and Use in Canine Training, Claudia L. Sanchez Ms

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Time-Delay Switch Attack on Networked Control Systems, Effects and Countermeasures, Arman Sargolzaei

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Intracranial Volume Estimation and Graph Theoretical Analysis of Brain Functional Connectivity Networks, Saman Sargolzaei

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Gaseous Carbon Emissions (Methane and Carbon Dioxide) from Wetland Soils in a Re-created Everglades Landscape, Bradley R. Schonhoff

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The Effects of Fire on Spore Viability of Lygodium microphyllum (Old World Climbing Fern), Nicole Sebesta

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of Discrete Trial Procedures for Teaching Receptive Discrimination to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Desiree J. Sepulveda

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The World of the United States Foreign Policy Elite: A Case Study of the U.S. Foreign Policy Think Tanks' Debates in the General Elections of 2004, 2008, and 2012, Seyed Hamidreza Serri

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Association Between Childhood Sexual Abuse and HIV-Related Risk Factors for HIV-Positive Haitian Women, Marie Sandra Severe

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Comparison of Some Improved Estimators for Linear Regression Model under Different Conditions, Smit Shah

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Regulatory mechanisms of Leishmania Aquaglyceroporin AQP1, Mansi Sharma

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A Case-Only Genome-wide Association Study of Gender- and Age-specific Risk Markers for Childhood Leukemia, Sandeep Kumar Singh

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Zora Neale Hurston and the Narrative Aesthetics of Dance Performance, Jennifer M. Sittig

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On and Off the Stage at Atlanta Greek Picnic: Performances of Collective Black Middle-Class Identities and the Politics of Belonging, Synatra A. Smith

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Business Cycle Effects on US Sectoral Stock Returns, Keran Song

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C-MEMS Based Micro Enzymatic Biofuel Cells, Yin Song

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Intraoperative Guidance for Pediatric Brain Surgery based on Optical Techniques, Yinchen Song

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Essays on Intergovernmental Fiscal Relationship, bimal soti

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A Mixed-Methods Examination among Young Adult Racially/Ethnically Diverse Bariatric Surgery Patients, Christine E. Spadola

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Multifunctional Nanoparticles for Theranostic Applications, Supriya Srinivasan

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On Record: Soundscapes as Metaphor and Physical Manifestation of Memory in Early Holocaust Novels and Contemporary Criticism, Mariane Stanev

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Workplace Aggression: A Reconceptualization of The Construct & an Exploration of Strain Based Outcomes, Jason K. Steinert

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Workplace Aggression: A Reconceptualization Of The Construct & An Exploration Of Strain Based Outcomes, Jason K. Steinert

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Elemental Analysis of Printing Inks Using Tandem Laser- Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy and Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry, Kiran Subedi

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Characterization of an Epoxide Hydrolase from the Florida Red Tide Dinoflagellate, Karenia brevis, pengfei sun

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Study of Ammonia Borane and its Derivatives: Influence of Nanoconfinements and Pressures, Yongzhou Sun

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Emergence and Fate of Siloxanes in Waste Streams: Release Mechanisms, Partitioning and Persistence in Three Environmental Compartments, Sharon C. Surita

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Romantic Relationships and Adjustment in Early Adulthood: The Role of Cross-sex Experience in the Context of Social Norms and Support, Hod Tamir

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Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Japanese Chronic Disease Patients’ Quality of Life and Perceived Stress, Hideaki Tanaka

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Automatic Extraction of Number of Lanes from Aerial Images for Transportation Applications, LI TANG

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Climatology of overshootings in tropical cyclones and their roles in tropical cyclone intensity changes using TRMM data, Cheng Tao

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Fast Detection and Chemical Characterization of Gunshot Residues by CMV-GC-MS and LIBS, Anamary Tarifa

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Dynamic Behavior and Fatigue Life of Highway Bridges Due to Doubling Heavy Vehicles, Arash Tarighi

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Multimode Analysis of Nanoscale Biomolecular Interactions, Purushottam Babu Tiwari