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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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African Pentecostalism in America: a Study of a Nigerian Charismatic Church in South Florida, Uchenna Regina Onwumelu

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Sino-American Competition in Latin America and the Caribbean, Anthony Russo Orezzoli

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The Effect of Vitamin D3 Supplementation on Advanced Glycation End Products, (AGEs) And Soluble Receptor, (sRAGE) in African Americans and Hispanics with Type 2 Diabetes and Vitamin D Insufficiency/Deficiency, Justina Serwaah Owusu

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Stakeholder Value Dynamics Analysis in Hurricane Michael: Towards Collaborative Decision Making in Building Disaster Resilient Communities, Aishwarya Pathak

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Understanding L2 Learners' Writing Needs and Attitudes in EAP Writing Contexts, Renata Pavanelli Pereira

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Enhanced Surface Electrical Neurostimulation (eSENS): A Non-invasive Platform for Peripheral Neuromodulation, Andres Eduardo Pena

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Phylogenetic and Transcriptomic Analyses of Vision in Two Cave Adapted Crustaceans, Asellus aquaticus (Isopoda: Asellidae) and Niphargus hrabei (Amphipoda: Niphargidae)., Jorge L. Perez Moreno

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The Effects of Childhood Adversity, Juvenile Arrest, and Self-Regulation on Adults with Delinquency Histories, Michelle Ann Rhoden

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What's Past is Prologue: Transforming Trauma, Rewriting Identity in Gloria Anzaldua's "Borderlands/La Frontera" and "Light in the Dark/Luz en lo Oscuro", Richard Edward Riley

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Indigenous Water Governance in the Anthropocene: Non-Conventional Hydrosocial Relations Among the Wayuu of the Guajira Peninsula in Northern Colombia, David A. Robles

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Volcanic History of the Izu Bonin Mariana Arc Prior to the First Arc Rift from Volcaniclastic Sediments of DSDP Site 296 and IODP Site 1438, Eshita Samajpati

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Targeted Presentation Skill Trainings to Nurture Construction Management Students at Florida International University, Gabriella D. Santi Kasabdji

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Novel Passive RFID Temperature Sensors Using Liquid Crystal Elastomers, Yousuf Shafiq

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Social Network Analysis for Improvement of Safety in Construction Industry: An Ego-Centric Approach, Shraddha Shrestha

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Detection of Human Vigilance State During Locomotion Using Wearable FNIRS, MASUDUR R. SIDDIQUEE

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Adoption, Stringency and Impact of Performance Management Systems: The Case of U.S. Public Higher Education, Lilia Silverio Minaya

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Scalable Profiling and Visualization for Characterizing Microbiomes, Camilo Valdes

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Colonial Possessions: Producing the Zombie in Erna Brodber's Myal, Joanna Lee Valdes

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The Promise and (Im)Possibility of the Debt-Free Student: A Qualitative Analysis, Michael W. Ward

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Neoliberalism and Monopoly in the Motion Picture Industry, Michael S. Wartenbe

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Elementary School Children's Perspective of Interactive Activities in English Class in China, Yaqing Yu

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Male Offenders Perspectives on Contextual and Proximal Events associated with Incidents of Domestic Violence, Sharon M. Aaron

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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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Lithium-Ion Hybrid Capacitor Devices: Towards High-Performance Electrochemical Capacitive Energy Storage, Ebenezer Dotun Adelowo

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Synergistic Activation of Inspiratory Muscles by an Adaptive Closed-loop Controller, Rabeya Zinnat Adury

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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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Development of DNA Methylation Markers to Infer Age, Smoking Status and Body Fluid Types for Forensic Application, Hussain J.H. Alghanim

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The Effect of Methylphenidate on Associative Learning Among Youth with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Amy R. Altszuler

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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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Taking Matters into Your Own Hands: Self-Help and Black Firearm Crime, Candice Denise Ammons Blanfort

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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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Elaborating the Causes and Consequences of Unstructured Socializing with Peers: A Consideration of Mediating, Reciprocal, and Nonlinear Effects, Robert Archer

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Sensor-Based Adaptive Control and Optimization of Lower-Limb Prosthesis., Roozbeh Atri

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Understanding the Motivations and Pathways of Women and Girls' Involvement in Terrorism in Nigeria, Peculiar M. Awa

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Consequences of Non-physiological Ligands Binding to DREAM on Its Secondary and Tertiary Structures and Interactions with Intracellular Partners., Samiol Azam

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Image-based Authentication, Mozhgan Azimpourkivi

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Freeway Performance Measurement in a Connected Vehicle Environment Utilizing Traffic Disturbance Metrics, Leila Azizi

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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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Migration, Youth, and Nationhood: Reproducing the Racial State in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Maria V. Barbero

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An Examination of Cuban-American Social Studies Teachers' Cultural Consciousness Relative To Their Identity, Educational Beliefs, And Curricular Decisions: A Critical Latino Theoretical Perspective, Victor Barrios

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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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Drug Policy in an Era of Normative Change: Prohibition and Harm Reduction in Uruguay, Ecuador, and Peru, Nicolas A. Beckmann

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The Influence of Maternally Regulated Prenatal Sensory Experience on Postnatal Motor Coordination in Neonatal Bobwhite Quail, Starlie C. Belnap

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Algorithms and Circuits for Analog-Digital Hybrid Multibeam Arrays, Paboda Viduneth A. Beruwawela Pathiranage

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Decoding Geometric Origin of Geomechanical Properties, Sumana Bhattacharya

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A Computational Approach for Modeling Plasma Sprayed Coatings from Splat to Bulk Deposits, Sadhana Bhusal

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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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Offset Electrodes for Enhanced Neural Recording in Microchannels, iian Black

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Enforcer Blues, Jessica Borsi

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Essays on Economic Valuation of Water Resources, Christina Estela Brown

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Taking Apart the Time Machine: Investigating Space-for-Time Substitution Modeling in the Florida Everglades, Theresa Kelly Brown

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Boron Nitride Nanotube Reinforced Titanium Composite with Controlled Interfacial Reactions by Spark Plasma Sintering, Jenniffer Bustillos

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Characterizing Elasmobranch Species Diversity, Occurrence and Catches in Small-Scale Fisheries of the Caribbean, Camila Caceres

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Evolutionary Genetics of the Genus Zamia (Zamiaceae, Cycadales), Michael Calonje

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Augkit: an Augmented Drum Set System Designed for Live Performance, Mario A. Carvajal

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Topological Markers for Subcellular Chemical Mapping using TOF-SIMS, Anthony Castellanos

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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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Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education Insitutions who Participate in Study Tours: A Qualitative Study, Michelle M. Castro

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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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Development of Microfluidic Paper-Based Analytical Devices for the Detection of Low Explosives, Kathryn R. Chabaud

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How Effective Are Current International Laws in Combating Issues of Global Cyber Security?, Jessica E. Chadwick Cordero

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Assessment of Watersheds for Sustainable Agriculture in Karnataka, India, Nicholas Adam Charles