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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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The Development of Early Spatial Thinking, Carla Abad

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Developing Ocean Color Algorithm using Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Sensor for Shallow Coastal Water Bodies, Mohd Manzar Abbas

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Supervisory Practices in a Virtual Internship Program: A Multi-Case Study, Elizabeth Adadi

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Discovery and Targeted Monitoring of Biomarkers Using Liquid Chromatography, Ion Mobility Spectrometry , and Mass Spectrometry, Kendra J. Adams

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Hybrid Electrochemical Capacitors: Materials, Optimization, and Miniaturization, Richa Agrawal

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Plasmonic Nanoplatforms for Biochemical Sensing and Medical Applications, Arash Ahmadivand

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Energy Demand Response for High-Performance Computing Systems, Kishwar Ahmed

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The Effect of Vitamin D3 Supplementation of Biomarkers of Oxidative Stress and Glycemic Status in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes, Sahar Ajabshir

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Promoting Healthy Eating Habits and Physical Activity among School-aged Children in Kuwait – “My Healthy Habits" Summer Camp, Ghanima Alabdullah

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The Effects of Frequent Atmospheric Events and Hydrologic Infrastructure on Flow Characterization in Tims Branch and its Major Tributary, SC, Mohammed Albassam

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Developing Medicine: Cuba, Modernization, and Public Health, 1898-1945, Jessica Leigh Allison

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Design of Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure at Flood Prone Areas in the City of Miami Beach, FLORIDA, USA, Noura Alsarawi

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Clairvoyance in Jainism: Avadhijñāna in Philosophy, Epistemology and Literature, Kuldeep Ashok Kumar

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Synthesis, Processing, and Fundamental Phase Formation Study of CZTS Films for Solar Cell Applications, Osama Awadallah

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Dynamics of Iranian-Saudi Relations in the Persian Gulf Regional Security Complex (1920-1979), Nima Baghdadi

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Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Arctic Nearshore Fish Community and Food Web Structures, Mark B. Barton

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On-line Condition Monitoring, Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Electrical Machines and Power Electronic Converters, Alberto Berzoy

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A Confluence of Invasion, Behavioral, and Theoretical Ecology: What Drives Ephemeral Metacommunity Re-assembly?, Jesse Ryan Blanchard

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This Terrible Silence, Jeff Bonar

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Do Community Food Security Assessments Contribute to a Reduction in Food Insecurity at the County Level?, John D. Buschman

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Structure and Mechanism of Mycobacterial Topoisomerase I, nan cao

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Re-Imagining the Victorian Classics: Postcolonial Feminist Rewritings of Emily Brontë, Yannel Celestrin

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Memory-Aware Scheduling for Fixed Priority Hard Real-Time Computing Systems, Gustavo A. Chaparro-Baquero

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Sabermetrics - Statistical Modeling of Run Creation and Prevention in Baseball, Parker Chernoff

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North Atlantic Black, Chazz R. Chitwood

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Rethinking the I/O Stack for Persistent Memory, Mohammad Ataur Rahman Chowdhury

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An Investigation of the Effects of Taking Remedial Math in College on Degree Attainment and College GPA Using Multiple Imputation and Propensity Score Matching, Meghan A. Clovis

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Mandala Springs, Juleen Collins

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The Room You Just Left, Bertha I. Crombet

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Thermodynamic Investigation of La0.8Sr0.2MnO3±δ Cathode, including the Prediction of Defect Chemistry, Electrical Conductivity and Thermo-Mechanical Properties, Shadi Darvish

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Promoting Peace Amid the Terror: The Work of the Ahmadiyya in Miami, Emmanuel Dennis

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Religion, Politics and War In the Creation of an Ethos of Conflict in Colombia; The case of the War of the Thousand Days (1899-1902), Margarita J. Diaz Caceres

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Impact of Herbivory, Structural Complexity, and Sediment on Caribbean Coral Reefs, Alain Duran

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Synthesis & Fundamental Formation Mechanism Study of High Temperature & Ultrahigh Temperature Ceramics, Paniz Foroughi

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Gender, Party, and Political Communication in the 114th Congress, Maria Gabryszewska

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Quantitative Spatial Upscaling of Categorical Data in the Context of Landscape Ecology: A New Scaling Algorithm, Daniel Gann

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Study of Proteoforms, DNA and Complexes using Trapped Ion Mobility Spectrometry-Mass Spectrometry, Alyssa Lynn Garabedian

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The Effect of Microbial Growth on the Spectral Induced Polarization Response in Hanford Vadose Zone Sediment in the Presence of Autunite, Alejandro Garcia

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China's Eurasian Foreign Policy: Region-Building Through State-Building Since 1991, Zenel Garcia

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Radar Signal Processing for Interference Mitigation, Zhe Geng

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Iran and the Constitutionalism: History and Evolution and the Impact on International Relations, Farshad Ghodoosi

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Ultrahigh Speed Direct PCR: A Method for Obtaining Y-STR and STR Based Genotypes in Under 20 Minutes, Georgiana C. Gibson-Daw

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Reconfigurable Antennas Using Liquid Crystalline Elastomers, John Gibson

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Evaluating the Effects of Utilizing a Mobile Device by Transitioning High School Students with Intellectual Disability to Locate Items from a Grocery List and Improve their Independence, Vanessa Gil

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The Lived Experiences of Caregivers of Lung Transplant Recipients, Joy Adella Glaze

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Jewish Women’s Transracial Epistemological Networks: Representations of Black Women in the African Diaspora, 1930-1980, Abby S. Gondek

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The Empathy of Immersion: An Exploration of Battlefield 1 Through the Lense of Empathetic Virtual Reality, Katelynn N. Gonzalez

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HIV Knowledge, Attitudes, and Sexual Risk Behaviors among Women from Trinidad, Rosemarie Graczkowski

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User-Centric Privacy Preservation in Mobile and Location-Aware Applications, Mingming Guo

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Self-Referential Features in Sacred Texts, Donald Haase

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PATTERNS OF CARBON METABOLISM, STORAGE, AND REMINERALIZATION IN SEAGRASS ECOSYSTEMS, Jason Lee Howard

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Queering The Clown Prince of Crime: A Look at Queer Stereotypes as Signifiers In DC Comics’ The Joker, Zina Hutton

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Seeking Friends With Benefits In A Tourism-Based Sexual Economy: Interrogating The Gambian Sexscape, Mariama jaiteh

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Cervical Infection with high risk Human Papillomavirus Anogenital Subtypes in Indigenous Women in Alta and Baja Vera Paz Guatemala, Anne Jeffries

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The Influence of Perceived Psychological Contract Violations on Expatriate Attitudes: The Moderating Role of Individual, Organizational, and National Factors, Kowoon Kim

Born in the U.S.A. / Made in the G.D.R.: Anglo-American Popular Music and the Westernization of a Communist Record Market, Sven Kube

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Longitudinal Effects of Peer, School, and Parenting Contexts on Substance Use Initiation in Middle School Adolescence, Barry Allen Ladis

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Multimodal Imaging for Enhanced Diagnosis and for Assessing Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease, Chunfei Li

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Two Ways of Burning a Cotton Field, David James Lindstrom

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Linking Husbandry and Behavior to Enhance Amphibian Reintroduction Success, Luke Jack Linhoff

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Novel Strongly Coupled Magnetic Resonant Systems, Daerhan Liu

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Origami Antennas for Novel Reconfigurable Communication Systems, Xueli Liu

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Special and General Education Teachers’ Assessment of Their Participation in a Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) Program, Alexandre Lopes

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Ambient Light: Essays on Marriage, Motherhood, and Mental Health, Bonnie Losak

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A Phenomenological Exploration of the Non-Academic Factors that Cuban Female Non-Native English Speakers Perceived to have been Principal Influences on their Successful Attainment of a Baccalaureate Degree in the U.S., Nelson Magana

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Britain Can Take It: Civil Defense and Chemical Warfare in Great Britain, 1915-1945, Jordan I. Malfoy

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Understanding the Functional Group-dependent Self-assembly and Cellular Entry of Cationic Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles, Prakash Manandhar

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The Sacred Space and Religious Identity among Yezidis: Accounting for the Lived Experiences of Internally Displaced Persons in Northern Iraq, Katerina Mangini

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Experimental Investigation of Wind-induced Response of Span-wire Traffic Signal Systems, Manuel A. Matus Mr.

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Traffic-Aware Deployment of Interdependent NFV Middleboxes in Software-Defined Networks, Wenrui Ma

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Diatoms as tools for inferring changing environmental gradients in coastal, freshwater wetlands threatened by saltwater intrusion, Viviana Mazzei

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Examining Students' Representation Choices in University Modeling Instruction, Daryl McPadden

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Negotiating Self: An Exploration of Women's Perceptions of Their Feminist and Submissive Identities, Carolyn Meeker

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For Those About to Rock: Gender Codes in the Rock Music Video Games Rock Band and Rocksmith, Elisa M. Melendez

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Conformational Dynamics of Biomolecules by Trapped Ion Mobility Spectrometry Dynamics, Juan Camilo Molano-Arévalo

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Vietnamese Teachers’ Perspectives Regarding Task-based Approach to Vocabulary Instruction in Secondary School English as a Foreign Language Classrooms, Dung Thi Thuy Nguyen

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The Development of Spatial Vocabulary, Rosalie Odean

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The Development and Initial Validation of a Self-Assessment for Global Leadership Competencies, Sabrena A. O'Keefe

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Novel Role of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa LptD Operon, Sundar Pandey

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Sab Concentration Determines the Chemotherapeutic Efficacy in Gynecological Cancer, Iru Paudel

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Exposure to Estrogenic Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Brain Health, Mark Preciados

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Evaluation of a Brief Intervention to Improve Human Papillomavirus-Related Awareness, Knowledge, and Attitudes Among Ethnically and Sexually Diverse College Students, Sharice M. Preston

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Monstrous Maternity: Folkloric Expressions of the Feminine in Images of the Ubume, Michaela Leah Prostak

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Short Selling: Implications for Corporate Governance and Capital Structure, Mohammad Anisur Rahman

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The Investigation of Photocatalytic and Adsorptive Properties of Humic Acid Grafted Magnetite Nanoparticles for the Remediation of Arsenic, Selenium and Phosphorous from Water, Mohammad Mamunur Rashid

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Augmented Terrain-Based Navigation to Enable Persistent Autonomy for Underwater Vehicles in GPS-Denied Environments, Gregory M. Reis

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Study on Strut and Node Behavior in Strut-and-Tie Modeling, Nazanin Rezaei

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Cross-sectional Predictors of HIV Risk among Latino Migrant Workers, Ailin Rodriguez

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Three Essays in International Finance, Iván Marcelo Rodríguez Jr

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Perceptions of Leadership and Climate in the Stressor-Strain Process: Influences on Employee Appraisals and Reactions, José F. Rodríguez

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Impact of San-mediated Signaling on Glioblastoma and Neuroblastoma Metabolism, Monica Rodriguez Silva

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Identification Through Movement: Dance as the Embodied Archive of Memory, History, and Cultural Identity, Lauren D. Romaguera

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Poly (Ionic Liquid) Based Electrolyte for Lithium Battery Application, Meer N. Safa

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Mending Identity: The Revitalization Process of the Muisca of Suba, Paola A. Sanchez Castaneda

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Kill Your Darlings: The Afterlives of Pepe The Frog, Sherlock Holmes, and Jim Crow, Allison E. Sardinas

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Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Total Phosphorus Concentration in Soil and Surface Water in the Everglades Protection Area, Shishir Kumar Sarker

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The Relationship Between District Concert Band Music Performance Assessment Participation and Student Achievement in Miami-Dade County Public Middle Schools, Arthur J. N. Scavella

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The Thermal-Constrained Real-Time Systems Design on Multi-Core Platforms -- An Analytical Approach, SHI SHA

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Pennsylvania's Loyalists and Disaffected in the Age of Revolution: Defining the Terrain of Reintegration, 1765-1800, Rene J. Silva

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Development and Application of Aquatic Toxicology Studies for the Assessment of Impacts Due to Chemical Stressors Using Non-Standard Indigenous Organisms, Abraham Jeffrey Smith