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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Advanced Oxidation Processes for the Remediation of Problematic Organophosphorus Compounds and Perfluoroalkyl Substances, A M Abdullah

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Modeling Drought, Drought Teleconnection, and its Effect on Groundwater Level Dynamics in the Biscayne Aquifer, Anteneh Z. Abiy

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A Qualitative Study of the FPCU Student Experience and Outcomes After Graduation within the South Florida Region, Tania Frederic Abouzeide

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Privacy-aware Security Applications in the Era of Internet of Things, Abbas Acar

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An Examination of Motivation and Teacher Identity in Minority High School Students Enrolled in a Career and Technical Education Teacher Preparation Program, Elizabeth M. Aguila

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A Framework for Understanding Poverty among Refugees in the United States, Mitra Ahmadinejad

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Systematic Comparison of Pre-Treatment Parameters in Forensic Hair Analysis and Investigating Hair-drug Interactions, Jennett Chenevert Aijala

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Nigeria's Membership in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation: Origin, Nature, and Impact, Eddy Aitah

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Modeling and Analyzing Cyber-Physical Systems Using Hybrid Predicate Transition Nets, Dewan Mohammad Moksedul Alam

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Tourist Responses to Tourism Experiences in Saudi Arabia, Faisal Mohammed Aldakhil

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Examining Stigma and Its Effect on HIV Prevention & Care among People Living in Florida, Angel B. Algarin

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Parametric Studies of Reciprocating-Flow Heat Transfer in a Reciprocating Loop Device, Majid Abdulmajeed Almas

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Randomized Clinical Trial of The Effect of Oral Supplementation with N-acetyl Cysteine and Glycine on Biomarkers of Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in People Living with HIV (PLWH) from the MASH cohort, Alhanoof Al-Ohaly

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Self-Brand Connection Effects on Consumers Goal Pursuit Behavior, Ahmed Mohammed Alradadi

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The Effects of Continuous Video Prompting on Teaching Daily Living Skills to Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Enas Altaf

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The Experiences of Underrepresented Faculty and Administrators: A Study of Cultural Taxation, Katrina N. Amie

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Singularities and Global Solutions in the Schrodinger-Hartree Equation, Anudeep Kumar

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Bangladesh and India: The Domestic and International Repercussions of Asymmetric and Securitized Hydro-politics, Tamanna Ashraf

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Understanding the Individual and Organizational Attributes of Servant Leadership in Local Governments, Pallavi Awasthi

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Equity Valuation - Seeking an Understanding through Alternative Approaches, Faisal Awwal

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Mitigating Stealthy Link Flooding DDoS Attacks Using SDN-Based Moving Target Defense, Abdullah Aydeger

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On-device Security and Privacy Mechanisms for Resource-limited Devices: A Bottom-up Approach, Leonardo Babun

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Automatic Learning of Document Section Structure for Ontology-based Semantic Search, Deya Banisakher

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Rheological and Chemical Characteristics of Asphalt Binders Recycled using Recycling Agents and Nanoparticles, Mohamadtaqi Baqersad

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Customized Wireless Mesh Routing Metric for Swarm of Drones Applications, Oscar G. Bautista Chia

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Gender Politics and Policies in Post-Communist Democracies, Vera N. Beloshitzkaya

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Dysfunctional Uses of Performance Information in Public Organizations: Understanding the Determinants of Gaming Behavior, Shawn Benaine

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Quality of Language in Spanish-Speaking Parents who are Learning English: Conversations with their Children, Amber A. Betances

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The Metabolic Ecology of Tropical Amphibians Across an Elevational Gradient in the Andes of Southeastern Peru, Michael R. Britton

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Towards In-situ Based Printed Sensor Systems for Real-Time Soil-Root Nutrient Monitoring and Prediction with Polynomial Regression, Lamar K. Burton

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Use of UHPC Stay-In-Place Shells in Bridge Column Construction for Accelerated Bridge Construction, Nerma Caluk

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Efficient Key Management Schemes for Smart Grid, mumin cebe

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Disaster Aid, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), and Development: A Critical Analysis of the Post 2010-Disaster Aid In Haiti, Jean Max Charles

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Examining the Effects of Familial Occupations and Early STEM Experiences on Female Students' STEM Identity and Career Intentions, Susie M. Cohen

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Isolating Critical Components of a Pediatric Obesity Intervention: Does it Really Take a Village?, Jennifer Coto

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Predictors of Persistent and Recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) among Young African American (AA) women in the United States, Makella S. Coudray

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Air Pollutions Impact on Violence During the Commission of a Crime, Erik Cruz

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Stigma and the Hispanic Stuttering Experience: A Qualitative Study, Leslee Dean

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Understanding the Factors Determining Green Public Procurement Practices Among Local Governments in the United States, Ana Maria Dimand

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Deciphering the MicroRNAome in HIV Associated Lung Comorbidities, Rajib Kumar Dutta

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Artificial Intelligent Based Energy and Demand Side Management for Microgrids and Smart Homes Considering Customer Privacy, AHMED F. EBRAHIM

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A Private Bitcoin Payment Network with Reduced Transaction Fees and Confirmation Times, Enes Erdin

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A Comprehensive Analysis of Balance, Symmetry, and Center of Mass in the Gait Cycle of Transfemoral Amputees, Kayla T. Etienne

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Development of Gaussian Learning Algorithms for Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease, Chen Fang

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Online Coordination Mechanism for Road Infrastructure Restoration using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Mohammad Amin Farzaneh

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Factors Predicting High Risk Sex Practices and Incidence of STIs among Women Veterans in Florida, Beverly M. Fray

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Examining Maternal Emotion Regulation in Children with and without ADHD: A Multimodal Approach, Alexis Garcia

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Emoji Marketing: Strengthening the Consumer Brand Relationship and Its Downstream Effects, Tessa Marcela Garcia-Collart

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Measuring the Relationship Between Educational Administrators' and Teacher Leaders' Leadership Styles and School Culture, Kristina K. Garcia

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Development of Prefrontal Structure and Connectivity in Typical Children and Children with ADHD: Association with Language and Executive Function, Dea Garic

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Developing Triage Tools for Retention in Care and Viral Suppression, and Identifying Predictors of Sexually Transmitted Infections among People with HIV, Merhawi T. Gebrezgi

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Teachers in Action: A Phenomenographical Study on Mathematics Teacher Agency, Indira Gil

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Internal Governance and Litigation Risk, Mohammad Hashemi Joo

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Gut Integrity, Microbial Translocation, Immune Activation, Inflammation and Vitamin D in Drug Users Living with HIV, Jacqueline S. Hernandez

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Demystifying Search Rank Fraud, Nestor G. Hernandez

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Composite Gel Polymer Electrolytes for Extended Cyclability of Lithium-Oxygen Batteries, Marcus Carlton Herndon

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The Impact of Stress on Episodic Memory in the Workplace, Jennifer Houston

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Longitudinal Association between Video Game Use and Physical, Mental, and Social Health Outcomes in Young Adults in the United States, Ari D. Hozman

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Identification of Secondary Traffic Crashes and Recommended Countermeasures, Armana Sabiha Huq

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Constructal Design and Aeroelastic Stability Analysis of HALE Aircraft, Ehsan Izadpanahi

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Mirror, Mirror: Disrupting Cinema in "Cléo from 5 to 7" (1962) and "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" (2014), Stephanie M. Janania

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Between Harlem and Paris: Haitian Internationalism in the Interwar Period, 1919-1937, Felix Jean-Louis III

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A Coupled Numerical Model of Vadose Zone Hydrology and Subsidence in the Everglades Wetlands, Anupama John

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Three Essays Of Assessing The Risk, Adaptation And Resilience To Natural Disasters, Mohammad Asif Hasan Khan

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An Economic Assessment of the Impacts of Outdoor Water Use Restrictions in South Florida, Lara Kiesau

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Hydrogeophysical Characterization and Imaging in the Mangrove Lakes Region of Everglades National Park and Big Pine Key, Florida, USA, Michael Eyob Kiflai

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Understanding, Quantifying, and Reducing Bias in Fisheries-independent Visual Surveys, James Kilfoil

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Towards UAV Assisted 5G Public Safety Network, Abhaykumar Kumbhar

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The Effects of Individual Differences on Employment Incentives, Andrew J. Laginess

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DNA Base Excision Repair Modulates DNA Repeat Instability and Non-B Form DNA Structures, Eduardo E. Laverde

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Sexual Offender Residency Issues and Recidivism in South Florida, Joelle A. Lee-Silcox

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Dipicolinamide Ligands and Analogs for Lanthanides (Ln), Actinides (An) and Mercury (Hg) for Application to Nuclear Fuel Cycle Separations and Waste Management, Ingrid Lehman-Andino

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3D Architectural Analysis of Neurons, Astrocytes, Vasculature & Nuclei in the Motor and Somatosensory Murine Cortical Columns, Jared Leichner

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Structure Function Relationship in Hexacoordinate Heme Proteins: Mechanism of Globin X Interactions with Exogenous Ligands and Ligand Accessiblity in Cytoglobin and Neuroglobin, Ruipeng Lei

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A Qualitative Study Examining Camaraderie and Conflict Between Female Academic Advisors in One Higher Education Institution, Alexandra C. Lejarza

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Growth Theory, Samantha Leon

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Zine-Making as a Pedagogical Practice: A Phenomenographic Study of Teachers’ Experiences, Diana Levy

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Historical Geopolitics of Kashmir: A Discourse Analysis of Civilizational Framings, Thomas J. Liguori

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The Illnesses and The Oddities, Reina Lipkind

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A System-level Perspective Towards Efficient, Reliable and Secure Neural Network Computing, Tao Liu

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Machine Vision, Not Human Vision, Guided Compression Towards Low-Latency and Robust Deep Learning Systems, Zihao Liu

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Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders at a Hispanic Serving Institution: A Qualitative Case Study of Students’ Experiences, Stephen P. Loynaz

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Isolation and Characterization of Potential Neurotoxic Cyanobacterial Metabolites Associated with Intoxication of Captive Bottlenose Dolphins in the Florida Keys, Christina Lydon

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Optimal and Secure Electricity Market Framework for Market Operation of Multi-Microgrid Systems, Mohammad Mahmoudian Esfahani

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Three Essays on Music and Consumer Behavior: The Impact of Music Type on Product Evaluation and Purchase Intent, Gregory G. Maloney

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Analysts’ Cash Flow Forecasts, Information Asymmetry, and Financing Choices of Firms, mengyu ma

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Well Calculated and Intended to Deceive: Counterfeiting and Policing along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers during the Mid-Nineteenth Century, Joseph Carlos Marin

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HPV Vaccination Intentions in Black Young Adults, Kayla Mathis-Gamble

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Switch, Freesia Walsh McKee

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Mind Wandering as a Mechanism of Attentional Dysfunction among Children with ADHD, Brittany Merrill

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Assessing the Strategic Use of Evidence Using a Psychologically Realistic Paradigm: Improving Diagnosticity of Elicited Information in the Interrogation Room, Amelia R. Mindthoff

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Essays on the Strategies and Processes of Informal Entrepreneurial Firms, Everlyne Nyabisi Misati

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The Cuban Revolution's Emotive Regime: A Decade to Remember, 1968-1978, Maite Morales

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Spanish-Speaking Parents' Perceptions and Experiences Before and After English-only and Spanish-only Interactions with Their Children, Maria Morales

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The Development of a Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Method for the Detection of Synthetic Cannabinoids in Urine, Thaddeus Mostowtt

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Visible Optical Coherence Tomography based Multimodal Imaging for Quantification of Retinal Lipofuscin, ZAHRA NAFAR

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A Deep-Learning Based Robust Framework Against Adversarial P.E. and Cryptojacking Malware, Faraz Amjad Naseem

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Boron Nitride Nanotube based Lightweight Metal Matrix Composites: Microstructure Engineering and Stress-Transfer Mechanics, Pranjal Nautiyal

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Three Essays on Risks of Firms Led by Founder-CEOs, Yuka Nishikawa

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Latina Youth and Suicidality: A Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Analysis, Janice J. O'Driscoll