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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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

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

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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

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Nec(Romantic), Cathleen F. Chambless

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Blotto in the Lifeboat, Paul Christiansen

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Investigating the Effects of Cognitive Apprenticeship-Based Instructional Coaching on Science Teaching Efficacy Beliefs, Teo O.H. Cooper

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Fiber Scaffolds of Poly (glycerol-dodecanedioate) and its Derivative via Electrospinning for Neural Tissue Engineering, Xizi Dai

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Don't Get Mad, Get Even: How Employees Abused by Their Supervisor Retaliate Against the Organization and Undermine Their Spouses, Krzysztof Duniewicz

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Workplace Discrimination Climate and Team Effectiveness: The Mediating Role of Collective Value Congruence, Team Cohesion, and Collective Affective Commitment, Anya T. Edun

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English Language Learners: A Correlational Study of the Relationship Between A Proficiency Level Assessment and End of Course Test Scores at one Georgia High School, Jacqueline Caroline Ellis

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Trans Terrains: Gendered Embodiments and Religious Landscapes in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, David B. Esch

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The World in Singing Made: David Markson's "Wittgenstein's Mistress", Tiffany L. Fajardo

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Understanding the Challenges of Expanding Community Forestry in Northwest Cameroon, Caitlin M. Farnung

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Development of New Structural Health Monitoring Techniques, Hadi Fekrmandi

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Atlantic Ais in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: Maritime Adaptation, Indigenous Wrecking, and Buccaneer Raids on Florida’s Central East Coast, Peter J. Ferdinando

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Uniquely Identifiable Tamper-Evident Device Using Coupling between Subwavelength Gratings, Ange Marie P. Fievre

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Comparison of Linear Functions in Middle Grades Textbooks from Singapore and the United States, Linda D. Fowler

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Children's Literature, Ideology, and Cultural Identity Before and After the Cuban Revolution, Zeila M. Frade

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The (Wo)Man in the Masque: Cross-Dressing as Disguise in Early Modern English Literature, Chelsea E. Franco

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Becoming Other: Virtual Realities in Contemporary Science Fiction, Jamie N. Franks

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In-Vivo Corrosion and Fretting of Modular TI-6AL-4V/CO-CR-MO Hip Prostheses: The Influence of Microstructure and Design Parameters, Jose Luis Gonzalez Jr

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Undergraduate Students’ Perceptions of Study Abroad and Their Level of Achievement of Global Learning Outcomes, Claudia Grigorescu

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Epistemologías culturales del Caribe: modelos conceptuales metafóricos en el ensayo caribeño del siglo XX, Diana M. Grullón-García

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Evaluation of Some Statistical Methods for the Identification of Differentially Expressed Genes, Andrew L. Haddon

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Changes of Soil Biogeochemistry under Native and Exotic Plants Species, Yujie Hua

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Time, Cost, and Environmental Impact Analysis for Sustainable Design at Multiple Building Levels, Peeraya Inyim

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Identity, Ideology, and Cinema: Making Sense of Japan's Foreign and Security Policies in the 1950s and 2000s, Yukari Ito

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Determinants of Waterpipe and Cigarette Smoking Progression among a School Based Sample of Adolescents in Irbid, Jordan: A Three-Year Longitudinal Study (2008-2011), Rana Mohammed Jaber

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Perceived Value of Fast-food Restaurant Franchises in the USA, Yisak Jang

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The Influence of Psychological Predictors and Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management Intervention on Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) Adherence Among HIV-Positive Female Haitian Alcohol Users, Pascale C. Jean

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Temporal Mining for Distributed Systems, Yexi Jiang

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Magic City Gospel, Ashley M. Jones

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Large-Scale Testing to Study the Effects of Critical Parameters on the Aerodynamic Behavior of Long Span Bridges, Ramtin Kargarmoakhar

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Asterisms, Erica N. Kenick

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Changing Bacterial Growth Efficiencies across a Natural Nutrient Gradient in an Oligotrophic Estuary, Amber A. Kiger

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The Effectiveness of an Online Workshop on Behavior Management as a Professional Development Tool for Teachers, Aparajita B. Kuriyan

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Drying Times: Integrating Citizen Science to Examine Survival of Florida Largemouth Bass in a Coastal Refuge Habitat, Jessica A. Lee

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Defining Fluid Restriction in the Management of Infants Following Cardiac Surgery and Understanding the Subsequent Impact on Nutrient Delivery and Growth Outcomes, Melissa Li

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Estrategias Desestabilizadoras en la Narrativa de Silvina Ocampo, Lorena Loguzzo

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Vowels in the 305: A First Pass at Miami Latino English, Lydda Lopez

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The Prison System and the Media: How “Orange Is The New Black” Engages with the Prison as a Normalizing Agent, Eunice Louis

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The Role of Agriculture and Food Consumption in Tropical Conservation, Brian Machovina

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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

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Mothers of Sparta, Dawn D. Tyrrell