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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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Teachers’ Beliefs towards Learners’ Heritage Languages inside Schools in a Multilingual Setting, Ivian Boruchowski PhD

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Experimental Analysis and Numerical Investigation of Aerodynamics of Elevated Structures, Nourhan Abdelfatah

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A Bayesian Programming Approach to Car-following Model Calibration and Validation using Limited Data, Franklin Abodo

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Integrating Cultural Knowledge into Artificially Intelligent Systems: Human Experiments and Computational Implementations, Anurag Acharya

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Examining the Influence of Parenting Practices on Youth's Sleep Health During a Sensitive Developmental Period, Juliana Acosta Lievano

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o-Sulfonamidophenol Ligands and Derivatives for f-Element Sensing, Complexation, and Extraction from Alkaline High-Level Waste, Oluwaseun William Adedoyin

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Ground Moving Target Detection for Airborne Radar Using Machine Learning Approaches, Rafi Ahmed

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Novel Materials and Devices for Terahertz Detection and Emission for Sensing, Imaging and Communication, Naznin Akter

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Community-Based Behavioral Understanding of Mobility Trends and Public Attitude through Transportation User and Agency Interactions on Social Media in the Emergence of Covid-19, Md Rakibul Alam

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Own Way Girl, Melissa I. Aldana

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Physicians Perception of The Impact of E-health Reform on The Saudi Arabian Health System, Saeed A. Alwadei

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Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation to Evaluate the Performance and Constraints of the Red-light Violation Warning Application on Arterial Roads, Mahmoud Arafat

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A Mixed Methods Approach to Exploring Nurses’ COVID-19 Experiences and Identifying Effective Coping Strategies for Common Nurse Job Strains, Natalie Armenteros

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Gender and Prosecutorial Decision Making: An Examination of Representative Bureaucracy Theory, Maria Arndt

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Therapeutic Approaches to Alter Mineral Formation and Growth in Vascular Calcification, Amirala Bakhshiannik

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Thermal Aware Design Automation of the Electronic Control System for Autonomous Vehicles, Ajinkya Bankar

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In silico Identification of Vaccine Candidates against Viral Infections, Prabin Baral

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Modified Guanidine-containing Polymers for Intracellular Protein Delivery, Alfonso Barrios

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Is Generational Diversity Good for Engagement? Generational Diversity's Moderation of the Relationship Between An Employee's Perception of Leadership Effectiveness and Their Own Engagement, Matthew J. Baumann

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Provenance, Composition and Transport Processes of Pleistocene-Recent Turbidite Sediments of the SE Nazca Plate, ODP Site 1232, Kimberly D. Beck

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The Patterns of Occurrence, Management, and Behavioral Ecology of Fish Spawning Aggregations in Southeast Florida, Benjamin Binder

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Exploring Factors That Influence Human Trafficking Sentencing Lengths, Brent Blakeman

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The Utilization of Volatile Organic Compounds and Human Leukocyte Antigen Genes for Ethnic-Specific Differentiation within Target Populations, Alice Breia Boone

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Population Ecology of a Caribbean Epiphyte Trichocentrum undulatum (orchidaceae): Defining Habitat and the Effects of Herbivory and Hurricanes at Its Peripheral and Core Range, haydee borrero

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Perceptions and Risk: The Role of Education, Body Image, Partner Availability, and Condom Negotiation on Black Women’s Sexual Risk-Taking Behaviors, Brittany Nicole Boyd

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Expanding Faculty-Student Interactions in Statics: An Exploratory Study of a Statics Course with Learning Assistants, Valerie V. Bracho Perez

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How Ethnic Minority Single Mothers Characterize the Influences that Led Them to Leave the Teaching Profession, Janelle Bravo-San Pedro

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"I Got to Be Healthy for Me Beyond COVID": The Influence of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Hypertension Prevention among Black College Students: A Mixed Methods Study, Talegria Brown

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The Unusual Suspects: The Bourbon Reforms and The Inter- and Intracolonial Mobility of Africans and Their Descendants In The Spanish Caribbean, Trevor E. Bryant

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Support for Workfare and Labor Programs in The Bahamas: The Role of Subjective Poverty, Insecurity, Conservatism, and Empathy., Utha Butler

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Dolores' Last Will and Testament, Victoria Calderin

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Exonuclease Digestion Assay for Streamlining Aptamer Characterization, Engineering, and Sensor Development, Juan Canoura

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Understanding Exosomal Extracellular Vesicles and Morphine in the Neuropathology of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Differential Zika Virus Strain-associated Pathology, Allen Caobi

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The Relationship between Gifted Selection Criteria and Student Performance on Fifth-Grade Science Achievement, Teresa Vega Cereijo

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Three Essays on Healthcare Economics, Esteban Chinchilla

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Hydration Status, Association of Body Composition and Bone Mass in Children and Adolescents, Priscilla Kay Clayton

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Do Home Invasion Serial Killers Warrant a Distinct Classification from Other Serial Killer Location Types? A Retrospective Comparative Examination, Caroline V. Comerford

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Science and Madness: Echoes of Freudian Psychoanalysis in the Works of H.P. Lovecraft and the Weird, Brandon J. Cordova

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"We Need Educational Confession": A Philosophical Inquiry of Curriculum as Confession, Christopher M. Cruz

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Afro-Cubans, Incorporation, and Cubanidad in Miami, FL, Elena M. Cruz

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Jewish Conversion during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Victoria Davide

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The Relationship between Perceived Organizational Support, Perceived Career Mobility, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment on Job Performance, and Turnover Intentions, Everod A. Davis

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Perils, Pitfalls & Dilemmas in Responding to Transnational Organized Crime Groups., Juan Del Rio

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Means to an End: A Qualitative Interview Study on Medical Students and Debt, Alberto Juan Diaz Jr

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Celluloid Subversion: A Queer Reading of 1980s Teen Slasher Cinema, Yates Diaz

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The Effect of Participation in Production Ideation Crowdsourcing on Affective Commitment as a Driver of Customer Loyalty in the United States Lodging Industry, Clay Dickinson

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Study of the Etaprimepi0 System in GlueX, Rupesh Dotel

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Imagining Costumbrismo: Connecting Image and Text in Nineteenth-Century Colombian Cuadros de Costumbres, María Sol Echarren

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Assessment of factors affecting dropout intentions during the first year in a modeling school, Mauro Echeverri

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Local Health Department Capacity to Improve Public Health - The Impact of Public Health Accreditation and Public Health Funding, Nancy S. Elliott

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Exploring Psychopathy Predictors in Males and Females, Teresa M. Encalada

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Homoerotic Medievalism: Looking at Queer Desire in the Homosocial Relationships of Chaucer’s “The Knight’s Tale” and Fletcher and Shakespeare’s The Two Noble Kinsmen, Juan P. Espinosa

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Discovery of First-in-Class Small Molecule Agonists of the RXFP2 Receptor as Therapeutic Candidates for Osteoporosis, Maria Esteban Lopez

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The Politics of the Self: Psychedelic Assemblages, Psilocybin, and Subjectivity in the Anthropocene, Joshua Falcon

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A Phenomenographic Study of K-8 Mathematics Teachers’ Conceptualizations and Their Accounts of Enacting Integrated STEM Education, Elizabeth Forde

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Decision-making Culture and Change: Toward Democratic Equity and Inclusion, Dale Francis

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An Investigation to Corroborate Volatile and Biological Profiles of Human Odor for Forensic Subject Identification, Chantrell J.G. Frazier

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A Group of Hyenas is a Cackle, Kristin Gallagher

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Determinants of Waterpipe Smoking Trajectories and the Effects of Pictorial Health Warning Label among Young Waterpipe Smokers in the US, Prem Gautam

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Examining the Effects of Individual and Neighborhood Factors on HIV Transmission Risk Potential among People With HIV, Semiu Olatunde Gbadamosi

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Assessment of the Toxicity of Legacy and Next-Generation Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Early-Life Stages of Freshwater and Marine Fish, Kiflom Gebreab

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Observation to Action: A Stakeholder Driven Analysis and Assessment of a Data-Limited Fishery, Carissa L. Gervasi Bloom

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Longing for the Homeland: The Palestinian American Diaspora and Palestinian Advocacy in the United States, Mohamed Khaled Ghumrawi

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Little Intangible Wrongdoings, Jaden Gongaware

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How to Leverage Strategic Alliances: The Success Factors of Strategic Alliance in Property Management, Luis A. Gonzalez Jr.

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Polarimetric Imaging of the Uterine Cervix, Mariacarla Gonzalez

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Beyond Honor: Historicizing Sexual Coercion in Late Colonial Lima, 1750-1821, Morgan C. Gray

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Climatology of Rainfall Distribution and Asymmetries of Tropical Cyclones: A Global Perspective, Oscar Guzman Rey

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Evaluating Fatigue Resistance of the Fiber-reinforced 100% RAP Content Asphalt Mixture Rejuvenated with Waste Vegetable Oil, Farshad Haddadi

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Understanding the Lived Experiences of Academic Advisors Utilizing Coaching Skills and Techniques, Jennifer C. Halpern

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Volitional Control of Lower-limb Prosthesis with Vision-assisted Environmental Awareness, S M Shafiul Hasan

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Sex Trafficking in India: The Role of Formal and Informal Support Providers, Claire E. Helpingstine

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The Influence of a Showup Identification on a Subsequent Witness Description, Kelsey Lynne Hess

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Collaboration for Public Services: Explaining Outputs and Outcomes, Jennifer Hilton Montero

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A Look at Contributing Factors that Affect Female Underrepresentation in Management, in the United States, Nushine W. Hosseini

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The Role of Conformational Changes in Viral and Bacterial Protein Functions, Md Lokman Hossen

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Male Teachers' Exit Decisions: A Qualitative Interview Study Examining the Experiences of Male Teachers Who Left Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), Tierney E. Hunter

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PrEParing to Break Barriers: A Mixed Methods Exploration of the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceptions of HIV, PrEP, and HIV Risk Behaviors among Women of Color in Miami, Florida, Amanda C. Ichite

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Degree of Technology, Adequacy of Infrastructure, and Stimulus Rainy-Day-Fund as Determinants of a Firm’s Performance during a Pandemic, Palpouguini G. Idani

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Distributed Machine Learning Algorithms for Resource-Constrained Heterogeneous Internet-of-Things Environments, Ahmed Imteaj

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State of Inequity: Three Essays on Disparities in Justice Provision, William T. Jackson

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Examining the Relationship of Interoception, Self-Regulation, Eating Domains, and Eating Outcomes in College Students, Shanté Curlina Jeune

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A Culturally Sustaining Book Club: The Examination of African American students' Motivation and Literacy Achievement, Brittney C. Jones

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The Forgotten: The Internalized Effects of School Specific Slow Violence, Kala Jones

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A Multi-Taxa Metagenomic Evaluation of the Everglades Soil Microbiome and the Impact of Salinity on Community Structure and Biogeochemical Cycles with a Soil Forensic Application, Deidra Christina Jordan

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Applications of Quantitative Information Flow to Property-Revealing Encryption and Differential Privacy, Mireya Anita Jurado

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Social Class and Workplace Norms: How African American and White Women and Men from Working-class Backgrounds Learn Workplace Norms as They Experience Career Mobility, Anna Kallschmidt

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Hiring People with Disabilities from an Employer’s Perspective and Organizational Citizenship Behavior, Claude B. Kershner IV

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Parameter Estimation and Charge Control in Standalone and Grid-tied Batteries, Asadullah Khalid

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Transmission and Distribution Co-Simulation and Applications, Mohammad Asif Iqbal Khan

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Agents vs. Bodies: Contextualizing Refugee Women's Empowerment in British and French and Structures, Zeynep Kilicoglu

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Advanced Methods for Performance Enhancement in Modern Distribution Networks, Iresha Shamini Dharmasena Konara Mudiyanselage

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The Interplay Between Parental Executive Functioning, Parental Stress, and Parenting Skills Across a Parenting Intervention, Taylor Landis

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Assessing the Impact of Intergovernmental Grant Policies in Education - the Case of Florida, Nga (Angie) Le

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An Interpretive Analysis: Black Men, Masculinities, and the Field of Tropic Play, Mario D. Lewis

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Molecular Level Characterization of Dissolved Organic Matter Integrating Trapped Ion Mobility Spectrometry and Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry, Dennys Leyva Bombuse

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Many-body Effects in Atomic Ensembles Probed by Optical Two-dimensional Coherent Spectroscopy, Danfu Liang

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Development of Electrochemical Aptamer-based Sensors for Sensitive and Specific Detection of Small-molecule Targets, Yingzhu Liu

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Changes of Harm Perception and Effect of Health Warnings on Electronic Cigarette Use in US Youth, Wei Li

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Demographic Variables that Influence the Purchase Decision, Rafael Antonio Lugioyo