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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Examination of Black Men's Perceptions Of Personal Finance And Lived Experiences Developing Financial Literacy and Building Financial Capability Through The Lens of Institutional Racism, Jonathan B. Abdullah

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Silenced Bodies: (En)Gendering Syrian Refugee Insecurity in Lebanon, Jessy Abouarab

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Auditing Quality: A Critical Exploration of Faculty Members' Experiences with Quality Matters, Matthew M. Acevedo

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Negotiating with Patriarchy: Women, Sexuality, and Power in Yoruba Sacred Oral Genres., Ajoke Adebisi

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I am a Monster: An Exploration of the Self through Examination of Fragmented Identity or Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Becomes a Guide for Self-Reflection, Sherri A. Ahern

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Computational Analysis of Large-Scale Trends and Dynamics in Eukaryotic Protein Family Evolution, Joseph Boehm Ahrens

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Essays on International Macroeconomics and Monetary Policy, Renzo M. Alvarez Oyola

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Fighting Rebellion, Criminalizing Dissent: Governmental Responses to Political Criminality in Mexico and Colombia, 1870s - 1910s, Adrian Alzate Garcia

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Making History: The Sephardi Jewish Orphans of Sao-Tome and the African -American Appropriation of their Story, Arinze D. Amanfo

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Apparent Magnitude, Diana Anaya

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Project Performance Rating Model and IPD Implementation Guideline Metric for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Projects, Elie G. Andary

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Image-based Authentication, Mozhgan Azimpourkivi

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Context-Aware Personalized Point-of-Interest Recommendation System, Ramesh Raj Baral

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Japan’s Relations with Muslim Asia: Trans-Continental Normativity and Policy, B. Bryan Barber IV

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Transnational Sex-Positive Play Parties: The Sexual Politics of Care for Community-Making at a Kinky Salon, Christina Bazzaroni

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Stable Isotope Analysis of Japan Sea and East China Sea Sediments: Late Pleistocene Paleoceanographic Reconstructions, Heather Dawn Black

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Enforcer Blues, Jessica Borsi

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Identity Formation and the Stranger in William Shakespeare's Othello and The Merchant of Venice, Rodney Castillo

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Cost Benefit Analysis of Restocking the Threatened Caribbean Staghorn Coral on the Florida Reef Tract, Kevin Cavasos

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An Analysis of Performance-Based Funding Measures in Florida, Madelyn Cintron

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Development of a Transfer of Training Measure for Law Enforcement, Daniel Costa

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Numerical Simulation of Flushing Deposits in Pipelines, Joseph S. Coverston

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How Town Engages Gown: Engagement and Collaboration Between Local Governments and Institutions of Higher Education, Vivian Gonzalez Cueto

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A Phenomenological Study on Self-Efficacy and Self-Regulated Learning Strategies and their Link to Persistence in Hispanic College English Language Learners, Gabriela DeFrancisco

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The Mediating Effects of Problematic Internet and Video Gaming Behaviors on Family, Cultural, and Individual Constructs among Latinx and non-Latinx Black Youth, Stephanie L. Diez

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Revising the Status Quo of Revisionism, Grand Strategy, and International Order, Onur Erpul

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Retrofitting of Bridge Elements Subjected to Predominantly Axial Load Using UHPC Shell, Mahsa Farzad

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No Man's Land: Critical Disability and Exile in Modernist Literature, Danny Fernandez

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Uprooting and Rerooting Religious Identities: Understanding the Experience of Self-Identified Christian Millennial Migrants from South America in Miami, Ernesto M. Fiocchetto

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Kaleidoscope: Essays on Color, Chloe C. Firetto-Toomey Ms

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What Factors Influence Affirmative-Action Students' Achievement in Brazilian Federal Universities?, Gabriela Martinez Gillespie

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Memoria, identidad y literatura del yo: narrativas de la segunda generación de escritores exiliados por la Guerra Civil española, Juan Antonio Godoy

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The Historical Evolution of the A.M.E. Church: Social Intervention to Advance Blacks Socio-Economic Position, Jasmin N. Graham

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The Validity and Reliability of an Adapted Problem-Solving Inventory (PSI): The Exploration of Paradoxical Problem-Solving as a Means to Manage Organizational Conflict, Salma A. Hadeed

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Toward a Better Understanding of the Roles of Social Exchanges and Psychological Safety on Followers' Change-Oriented Behaviors, Cynthia Saldanha Halliday

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Cloud Workload Allocation Approaches for Quality of Service Guarantee and Cybersecurity Risk Management, soamar homsi

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Tuning the Coordination Properties of Pyrazoles towards Specific Applications via Judicial Choice of Peripheral Substitution, Shambhu Kandel

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The Dancing Policeman and Other Stories, Satyaki Kanjilal

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Heart Disease and Its Risk Factors Among Slum-Dwelling Women in Mysore, India, Karl Krupp

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Heat Waves, Edward Charles Krzeminski

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Organizational Factors in Patient-Centered Medical Home Implementation and Chronic Disease Management in HRSA-Funded Community Health Centers, Willmarie Latorre

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Reproducing Privilege or Hippocratic Habitus: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Personal Statements and the use of Capital to Facilitate Matriculation into Medical School, Jessica M. Lewis

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The Effect of Young Adult Literature on Adolescents' Acceptance of Relational Aggression, ilisa j. lieberman

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Nanoparticle-Based Spintronic Computer Logic Switch, Kevin Luongo

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Unleashing Crowd Wisdom: Leveraging Cognitive Memory Structures to Increase Quality of User-Generated Content, Mahed Maddah

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Trying to Save the Family: A Memoir, Roberto J. Manzano

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Interrogation of Ion-Neutral Complexes by Trapped Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry and Theoretical Calculations, Alan A. McKenzie Coe

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Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine Acceptability among Parents of Adolescent Girls in Mysore, India, Abraham Degarege Mengist

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The Effect of Proteome and Lipidome on the Behavior of Membrane Bound Systems in Thermally-Assisted Acoustophoresis, Elnaz Mirtaheri

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Control and Optimization of Energy Storage in AC and DC Power Grids, Samy Mohamed

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Masculinidad y Nación: Modelos alternativos de masculinidad en las obras de Juan Goytisolo y Mario Vargas Llosa, Jose M. Morcillo Gomez

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Blas de Otero: una Poética de lo Vital, Ezequiel Moreno Escamilla

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Poly-tobacco Use Among Youth and Adults in the United States, Olatokunbo Osibogun

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The Relationship Between Aerobic Fitness, Gross and Fine Motor Skills, and Academic Achievement Among First Grade Students in Urban Schools and the Role the Relative Age Effect may have on These Variables, Alberto Pelaez

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National Sovereignty and the Mexicanization of the Compañía Minera de Cananea, 1971 to 1989, Doyle Lawrence Perdue

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A Constructal Approach to the Design of Inflected Airplane Wings, Shanae Powell

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Outlaw Citizenship in Artistic Cities: Local Artistic Communities and Citizen Participation, Amelia A. Pridemore

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The The Relationships Between the Leadership Styles of Principals Assigned to Title I Middle Schools, Staff Longevity, School Climate, and Overall School Achievement, Anna L. Rodriguez

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Illustrating Jain Ethics in Medieval Didactic Literature: Virtue, Karma and Female Agency in the Lilavatisara, Carol Rodriguez

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Mesoscale Ceramic Cylindrical Ion Trap Mass Analyzers For In Situ Sample Analysis, Patrick Roman

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A Comparison Study of the Executive Functioning Abilities and Reading Comprehension Skills of Students in Response to Intervention, Catherine Schultheis Salum

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Leaving a Little Heaven Behind with Coltrane, or: The Performance is the Archive, Ismael Santos

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Populism and Leader Polarization in Venezuela, Ecuador, and Turkey, Orcun Selcuk

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Study of Charge Carrier Transport in Graphene and Graphite as Two Dimensional and Quasi-Two Dimensional Materials and Their Interfaces, Nalat Sornkhampan

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The Development and Validation of the M.A.W.W.: A Measure to Assess Men's Allyhood toward Women in the Workplace, Edward J. Sullivan

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Detection and Prevention of Abuse in Online Social Networks, Sajedul Karim Talukder

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The Impact of Microaggressions and Minority Stress on the Psychological Well-Being of Emerging Adult Sexual Minorities of Color, Michelle G. Thompson

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The Immunosuppressive Role of Edn3/Ednrb Signaling in the Melanoma Microenvironment, Juliano Tiburcio de Freitas

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Coherent and Incoherent Dynamics of Quasiparticles in Monolayer Molybdenum Diselenide, Michael Titze

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Role of Withaferin A as a Neuroprotectant against Beta Amyloid Induced Toxicity and associated mechanism, Sneham Tiwari

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Construction Workers' Health and Safety During Post Disaster Reconstruction Phase: A Case Study in Nepal, S M Jamil Uddin

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Confirmation Bias: Misinformation in Society, Refutation as a Pedagogical Solution, and the Turn of the Screw, Crystal Veber

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Benthic Foraminiferal Assemblages from Marshes and Mangroves in the Everglades (South Florida, USA) and Their Application as Proxies for Habitat Shifts due to Sea Level Rise, Zoe Verlaak

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Cognitive Factors and Parasympathetic Regulation as Interacting Mechanisms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Anthony R. Ward

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Why Black Collegiate Women Volunteer: A Perspective on Meaning Making through Service with the Community, Nashira Williams

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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Active Fault-Tolerant Control Design for Nonlinear Systems, Ali Reza Abbaspour

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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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Polarization Observables for γp −> K+Λ at Photon Energies up to 5.45 GeV, Shankar Dayal Adhikari

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Santeria Ritual Sacrificial Practices in Miami, Erhomarhua Afure

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

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Imaginative Ecosystems: Clamoring for Visibility and Opacity in Miami's Climate Justice Movement, Laura Maria Aguirre

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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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A Dynamical System Approach for Resource-Constrained Mobile Robotics, Tauhidul Alam

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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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Racial Constructions and Activism Within Graphic Literature. An Analysis of Hank McCoy, The Beast, Juan D. Alfonso

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The Effects of Video Prompting on Teaching Daily Living Tasks to Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Mashal Salman Aljehany

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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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A Mobile-Based Intervention for Obesity Prevention Among Female College Students in Saudi Arabia: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Abeer Hussain Alssafi

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A Field Study Examining the Effect of High Intoxication Levels and Identification Format on Witnesses' Memory for Faces and Events, Christopher Altman

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Understanding and Improving Older Male Participation and Older Adult Adherence in Evidence-Based Health Promotion Programs, Chelsie L. Anderson

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Regulation of Juvenile Hormone Synthesis by 20-Hydroxyecdysone in the Yellow-fever Mosquito, Aedes aegypti, Maria Areiza

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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