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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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A Multi-core Testbed on Desktop Computer for Research on Power/Thermal Aware Resource Management, Ashley Dierivot

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Three Essays on Taxation, Growth and Consumption, Yi Ding

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Development of a Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Method for the Detection of Benzodiazepines in Urine, Erika L. Doctor

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What Does Board Capital Really Bring to the Table? Exploring the Effect of Directors’ Human and Social Capital on Effective Governance During International Expansion, Whitney G. Douglas Fernandez

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Personnel Selection, Safety Performance, and Job Performance: Are Safe Workers Better Workers?, Erica N. Drew

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Enhanced Anchorage of Tissue-Engineered Cartilage Using an Osteoinductive Approach, Rupak Dua

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Establishing a Baseline Measurement of Intercultural Competence of Ukrainian Faculty: Setting the Stage for Domestic and Global Intercultural Understanding, Iryna Dzhuryak

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Spatial Articulations of Race, Desire, and Belonging in Western North Carolina, LaToya Eaves

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Socio-ecological Vulnerability to Climate Change in South Florida, Emily Eisenhauer

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Foundations of Quantitative Information Flow: Channels, Cascades, and the Information Order, Barbara Espinoza Becerra

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Real-Time Scheduling of Embedded Applications on Multi-Core Platforms, Ming Fan

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Odú in Motion: Afro-Cuban Orisha Hermeneutics and Embodied Scholarship, Life Reflections of a Lukumí Priest, Alexander Fernandez

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Household Preferences for Financing Hurricane Risk Mitigation: A Survey Based Empirical Analysis, Damon Fitzgerald

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A Scalable Multimedia Content Processing Framework with Application to TV Shopping, Fausto C. Fleites

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Influence of Gender and Life Stressors on Longitudinal Depression Treatment Outcomes Among Older Primary Care Patients, Karen Fortuna

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Development of Advanced Capillary Electrophoresis Techniques with UV and Mass Spectrometry Detection for Forensic, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Applications, Hanzhuo Fu

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Simply Genre Films: Extracting “King Lear” from “House of Strangers” and “Broken Lance", Sophia G. I. Funk

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Novel Insights into the Mechanisms of Regulation of Tyrosine Kinase Receptors by Ras Interference 1, Adriana Galvis

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An Institutional, Socio-economic, and Legal Analysis of Fisheries Co-management and Regulation in the Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica, Alejandro J. Garcia Lozano

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The Relationship Between Socioeconomic Status, Course Delivery Method, and Student Success at a State College: A Single Institution Analysis, Rolando Garcia

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China's Military Modernization, Japan's Normalization and its Effects on the South China Sea Territorial Disputes, Zenel Garcia

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Engineering Analysis in Imprecise Geometric Models, Riccardo Gasparini

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Linear and Nonlinear Motion of a Barotropic Vortex, Israel Gonzalez

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Anti-Romance: How William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” Informed John Keats’s “Lamia”, Shelly S. Gonzalez

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Essays on Migration: Nexus with Policy, Trade, and Development, Michael Good

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Predictors of Independent Living Outcomes Among Older Women Receiving Informal Care, Julie Grochowski

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The Effects of Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) as Intensivists in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU) on Patient Outcomes, Healthcare Charges, and APN Intensivist Services in the SICU, Francisco Guido-Sanz

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Comprehending Performance of Cross-Frames in Skewed Straight Steel I-Girder Bridges, Jawad H. Gull

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Freshwater Resource Supply Modeling for Developed and Undeveloped Watersheds, Kelly C. Gustafson

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A Visual Critical Ethnography Of Youth Development In A Rio de Janeiro Favela, Bryn E. Hafemeister Ed.D.

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The Validity of Broad and Narrow Personality Traits For Predicting Job Performance: The Differential Effects of Time, Michael B. Harari

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Stakeholder Perceptions and Preferences for Coral Reef Restoration and Sustainable Resource Management, James Wilkinson Harper

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Analyzing Invasion Success of the Mayan Cichlid (Cichlasoma urophthalmus; Günther) in Southern Florida, Elizabeth Harrison

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Bleaching To Reach: Skin Bleaching as a Performance of Embodied Resistance in Jamaican Dancehall Culture, Treviene A. Harris

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Application of Biomarkers and Compound Specific Stable Isotopes for the Assessment of Hydrology as a Driver of Organic Matter Dynamics in the Everglades Ecosystem, Ding He

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Cognitive behavior therapy for anxiety disorders in youth: Treatment specificity and mediation effects, Ileana Hernandez

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Does the Pareto Distribution of Hurricane Damage Inherit its Fat Tail from a Zipf Distribution of Assets at Hazard?, Javiera I. Hernandez

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Maternal-Fetal Attachment and Health Behaviors among Women with HIV/AIDS, Julieta P. Hernandez

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Ficción Extrema: Deslizamientos en la Realidad a Través de la Relación Entre Arte y Literatura (Max Aub, Leonora Carrington y Enrique Vila-Matas), Adriana Herrera

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Elevated Progesterone In Yolk As a Moderator of Prenatal and Postnatal Auditory Learning in Bobwhite Quail, Joshua A. Herrington

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Arc Crust-Magma Interaction in the Andean Southern Volcanic Zone from Thermobarometry, Mineral Composition, Radiogenic Isotope and Rare Earth Element Systematics of the Azufre-Planchon-Peteroa Volcanic Complex, Chile, Sven P. Holbik

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The Effects of Resilience and Social Influences on Preventing Repeat Adolescent Pregnancies in Parenting Adolescent Mothers, Nola A. Holness

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Influence of Chemical Composition and Water on the Bulk Modulus of Pyrope, Shu Huang

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The Development of a Hybrid Optimization Algorithm for the Evaluation and Optimization of the Asynchronous Pulse Unit, Eric Inclan

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Contribution of Lipophilic Secondary Metabolites to the Toxicity of Strains of Freshwater Cyanobacterial Harmful Algal Blooms, Identified Using the Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Embyo as a Model for Vertebrate Development, Asha D. Jaja-Chimedza

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Images and Perceptions of Muslims and Arabs in Korean Popular Culture and Society, Maria M. Jamass

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Harlemites, Haitians and the Black International: 1915-1934, Felix Jean-Louis III

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Vocabulary Learning through Use of the Picture-Word Inductive Model for Young English Learners in China: A Mixed Methods Examination Using Cognitive Load Theory, Xuan Jiang

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A Geochemical Study of Crustal Plutonic Rocks from the Southern Mariana Trench Forearc: Relationship to Volcanic Rocks Erupted during Subduction Initiation, Julie A. Johnson

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Haiti, 1965 - A Novel, Fabienne Sylvia Josaphat

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Demographics, Persistence, and Academic Performance: A Logistic Regression Analysis of who Chooses to Enter the Mathematics and Science Teaching Pipeline, Esther Joseph

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Anthropogenic Disturbances in Estuarine Ecosystems: The Effects of Altered Freshwater Inflow, Introduction of Invasive Species, and Habitat Alteration in the Loxahatchee River, FL, Zachary R. Jud

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Synthesis and Characterization of Thermoelectric Nanomaterials, Kamal Kadel

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Comparing Remote Data Transfer Rates of Compact Muon Solenoid Jobs with Xrootd and Lustre, Gary H. Kaganas

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Techniques for Efficient Execution of Large-Scale Scientific Workflows in Distributed Environments, Selim Kalayci

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Experimental Deuteron Momentum Distributions with Reduced Final State Interactions, Hari Khanal

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Understanding rapport-building in investigative interviews: Does rapport's effect on witness memory and suggestibility depend on the interviewer?, Jenna M. Kieckhaefer

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Menopause, Rurality, And Obesity in Rural African American Women, colleen kilgore

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Hermes, a Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra, Tyler T. Kimmel

Environmental Influences on Bacterio-phytoplanktonic Coupling and Bacterial Growth Efficiency in a Sub-tropical Estuary, Rachel Kotkowski

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Ecohydrology, Evapotranspiration and Hydrogeochemistry of Carbonate Mangrove Wetlands, David Lagomasino

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Mechanisms of Diatom Assembly in a Hydrologically-Managed Subtropical Wetland, Sylvia S. Lee

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Novel Approaches for the Synthesis of C-5 Modified Pyrimidine Nucleosides, Yong Liang

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Mining the Online Social Network Data: Influence, Summarization, and Organization, Jingxuan Li

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Next Generation of Recommender Systems: Algorithms and Applications, Lei Li

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New Bivariate Lifetime Distributions Based on Bath-Tub Shaped Failure Rate, Mengying Li

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Background Traffic Modeling for Large-Scale Network Simulation, Ting Li

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Can Compensation Committees Effectively Mitigate the CEO Horizon Problem? The Role of Co-opted Directors, Ruonan Liu

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Delay-Sensitive Service Request Scheduling for Cloud Computing, Shuo Liu

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Formal Modeling and Analysis Techniques for High Level Petri Nets, Su Liu

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Jane Smiley's "A Thousand Acres": A Feminist Revision of "King Lear", Diana Lombardic

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Simulating Everglades National Park hydrology and phosphorus transport under existing and future scenarios using numerical modeling, Stephanie Long

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La tentación del abismo en Armonía Somers: entre el expresionismo de vanguardia y el gótico postmoderno, Anamaria Lopez-Abadia Laya

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Loose Ends, Julio Machado

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Identity, Purpose, and Well-Being Among Emerging Adult Hispanic Women, Vanessa L. Madrazo

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Exploring The Development of Social Responses in Children with Callous and Unemotional Traits: An Examination of The Impact of Hypothesized Reinforcing and Aversive Stimuli, Andre Maharaj

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Numerical Modeling of the Effects of Hydrologic Conditions and Sediment Transport on Geomorphic Patterns in Wetlands, Mehrnoosh Mahmoudi

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Adaptation Preferences and Responses to Sea Level Rise and Land Loss Risk in Southern Louisiana: a Survey-based Analysis, Sandra Maina

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Assessing Organizational Image: Triangulation Across Different Applicant Perceptions, Website, and Facebook Features, Alejandra Matamala

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Ritual Performance of the Santo Daime Church in Miami: Co-constructive Selves in the Midst of Impediments to Local Acculturation, Alfonso Matas

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Environmental and Individual Factors Shaping the Habitat Use and Trophic Interactions of Juvenile Bull Sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) in a Subtropical Estuary, Philip Matich

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Development of Hardware in the Loop Real-Time Control Techniques for Hybrid Power Systems Involving Distributed Demands and Sustainable Energy Sources, Ali Mazloomzadeh

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The Saints of Banias, Jennifer Maritza McCauley

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Time Trends and Predictors of Initiation for Cigarette and Waterpipe Smoking Among Jordanian School Children: Irbid, 2008-2011, Karma L. McKelvey PhD

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The relationship among serum levels of manganese superoxide dismutase and mtDNA 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine, and dietary antioxidants intake in Type 2 Diabetes, MICHAEL ANDREW MCLEAN

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Ethnic and American Identity Development: A Developmental Systems Approach, Alan Meca

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Effect of Aquafeed on Productivity of Red Amaranth and on Water Quality under Aquaponic Cultivation, Miles D. Medina

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Modeling of a Heat-Induced Buckling of Plates Using the Mesh-free Method, Humberto Mejia

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A New method for Testing Normality based upon a Characterization of the Normal Distribution, Davayne A. Melbourne

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Two-Bit Pattern Analysis For Quantitative Information Flow, Ziyuan Meng

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Life in the Penit: Framing and Performing Miami's Graffiti Subculture, Victor M. Merida

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Auto-antigenic Properties of the Spliceosome as a Molecular Tool for Diagnosing Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Mixed Connective Tissue Disease Patients, Annia Mesa

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Racialized Sexualities within the Romance Tour Industry: the Influence of Affect and Emotion Upon Transnational Hierarchies of Desire, Julia H. Meszaros

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Aerodynamic Testing of Variable Message Signs, Debbie Meyer

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Development of a Precast Concrete Supertile Roofing System for the Mitigation of Extreme Wind Events, Brandon L. Mintz

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The Efficacy of an Interactive Computer System for Teaching Developmental Mathematics to College Students, Jeffrey Miranda

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Surviving and Thriving in a Hostile Religious Culture, Michelle Mitchell

Sizing Up Miami: A Multilevel Analysis of The Discourses and Politics of Obesity, Nicole Mixson-Perez

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Investigation of Escape and Negative Student Behaviors Related to Florida State High Stakes Test Preparation in Miami-Dade County Public High Schools, having been approved in respect to style and intellectual content, is referred to you for judgment, Ilia Molina

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The Decolonization of Northwest Community College, Beverly Moore-Garcia