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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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

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

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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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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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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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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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Nanoparticle-Based Spintronic Computer Logic Switch, Kevin Luongo

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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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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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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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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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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

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

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Aptamer-Based Assay For Detection Of Ochratoxin A, Amanda Nicole Bartley

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Exploring the Neural Mechanisms of Physics Learning, Jessica E. Bartley

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

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Identifying and Intervening on Neural Markers of Attention to Threat in Children with Anxiety Disorders, Michele Bechor

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Occurrence and Consequences of Surprise Internal Control Disclosures, Hambisa Belina

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Pyrolysis of Jet Propellants and Oxidation of Polycyclic Aromatic Radicals with Molecular Oxygen: Theoretical Study of Potential Energy Surfaces, Mechanisms, and Kinetics, Daniel E. Belisario-Lara

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Economic Development on U.S. Native American Reservations: A Case Study of the Tribes of Florida, Diane Benitez

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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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Making African Civil Society Work: Assessing Conditions for Democratic State-Society Relations in Rwanda, Fiacre Bienvenu

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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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Social Dominance Orientation and Emotion Regulation: A Parallel Multiple Mediator Model of Instigated Incivility Moderated By Workgroup Civility Climate, Fabiana Brunetta

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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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Religion and Ethnicity among Afro-Colombian Muslims in Buenaventura (Colombia), Diego Giovanni Castellanos

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

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Buffer States in Sub-Systemic Rivalries: Analyzing Nepal's Role in Sino-Indian Security Dynamics, Bibek Chand

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

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Saltwater Intrusion and Vegetation Shifts Drive Changes in Carbon Storage in Coastal Wetlands, Sean Patrick Charles

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Eating Frequency and the Role of Snacking on Body Weight of WIC Preschool Children, Andrea Charvet

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The Catalytic Performance of Lithium Oxygen Battery Cathodes, Neha Chawla

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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