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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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Love from the Machine: Technosexualities and the Desire for Machinic Bodies, Ann-Renee Clark

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Persistence among Emerging Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury in Postsecondary Settings, Ardith A. Clayton-Wright

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Examining the Cultural Intelligence and Perceptions of Educational Decision-Makers: Factors that Relate to Decision-Making for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students who may have Disabilities, Annela Costa

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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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Nucleoside Analogues for Positron Emission Tomography Imaging and to Study Radiation Mediated Generation of Radicals from Azides, Maria E. de Cabrera

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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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A Hardware-Assisted Insider Threat Detection and Prevention Framework, Kyle W. Denney

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Cavity Nest Webs as a Template for Studying Non-trophic Interactions in Invasion Ecology, Joshua M. Diamond

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The Relationship of a Novel Marker of Inflammation (Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio) to Nutritional Status, Diet and Clinical Outcomes in Hemodialysis Patients, Janet Diaz Martinez

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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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Evolutionary Expansions and Neofunctionalization of Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors in Cnidaria, Ellen G. Dow

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Coupling Telemetry and Stable Isotope Techniques to Unravel Movement: Snook Habitat Use Across Variable Nutrient Environments, Cody W. Eggenberger

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

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The Sanctuary of Acceptance: Love and Identity Through the Letters and Poetry of John Keats, Amanda Caridad Estevez Ms.

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Generating Alternatives: The Possible Energy Transitions for France and Germany after the Paris Accord, Anna Fache

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Virtual Patient Simulation: Training Pre-Health Professionals in Suicide Risk Prevention, Francisco Javier Fajardo

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Affective States and Work Attitudes Linking Abusive Supervision to Employee Performance and the Impact of Ethical Climate on Abusive Supervision and Work Attitudes, Armando Falcon

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Manufacturing Sin on the Frontier of Heresy. Bishops, Franciscans and the Inquisition in Cuba during the Long Sixteenth Century, 1511 - 1611., Leonardo Falcon

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

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Essays in Real Estate Securities and Financial Institutions, Zifeng Feng

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Of Horses and Mules: Timescapes, Sacrotraffic, and Veiled Transnational Ecologies of Afro-Cuban Religions – An Autoethnography, Alexander Fernandez

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

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Exemplars of Error in the Works of Spenser and Sidney, Rene Ferrer

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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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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for Integrated Access and Backhaul (IAB) Communications in Wireless Cellular Networks, Abdurrahman Fouda

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Inoculating Rhizobium and Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi on Snap Bean Under Salinity Stress to Study Plant Growth and Glomalin Production Effects, Claudia Lyl Garcia

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Reduction of Pertechnetate from Off-gas Condensate using Aged Zero-valent Iron as a Reducing Agent, Abraham T. Gebru

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Dynamics of Falling Droplet Under Effects of Electric Fields, Esmaiil Ghasemisahebi

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

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Proper, Politic, and Fetishized Object: Representations of Body in the Fiction of Edgar Allan Poe, Courtney Glass

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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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A Visually-Enhanced Approach to Multivariate Calculus Facilitated by a Computer Algebra System, Belarmino Gonzalez

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Wavenumber-1 Vortex Rossby Wave Propagation in the Inner Waveguide of a Modeled, Barotropic Nondivergent Tropical Cyclone, Israel Gonzalez

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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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Swiping Right and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD): Examining Venue Selection, Risky Sexual Behaviors, and STD among Persons Living with HIV, Florida, 2014-2017, Isabel S. Griffin

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Structural Basis for Chloroperoxidase Catalyzed Enantioselective Epoxidations and Mechanisms of Selected Anticancer Drug Induced Apoptosis, Yongjian Guo

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Protection of Active Distribution Networks and Their Cyber Physical Infrastructure, Hany Fawzy Kamel Habib

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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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Embrace the Moon, Natalie J. Havlina

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Malware Analysis for Evaluating the Integrity of Mission Critical Devices, Robert Heras

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

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Development of Local and Global Corrosion Sensing Technique to Monitor Structural Behavior of Prestressed Concrete Structures, Dewan Z. Hossain

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Implications of Non-equity Financing for Firm Financial Reporting Quality and Information Environment, Md Safayat Hossain

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How State Capacity Matters: A Study of the Cooptation and Coercion of Religious Organizations in Southeast Asia and Beyond, Adam Howe

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Essays on Macroeconomic Analysis of Development, Nazmul Islam

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ABC Closure Joints: Detailing, Design and Service Life, Azadeh Jaberi Jahromi

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How Organizational Cultures Moderate the Relationship between Demographic Diversity and Intragroup Conflict: A Meta-analysis, Ryan K. Jacobson

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Multiple Criteria Decision Models for Nurse-Patient Assignment: Balancing Workload and Continuity of Care, Haoqiang Jiang

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Ultra-Wideband Phased Arrays for Small Mobile Platforms, Alexander D. Johnson

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Mitigating Colluding Attacks in Online Social Networks and Crowdsourcing Platforms, Georges Arsene K. Kamhoua

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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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How Does the Work of the Negro Youth Study (1937-1941) Fit into the History of the Social Sciences?, Randall Haines Kaufman

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Centralized and Distributed Detection of Compromised Smart Grid Devices using Machine Learning and Convolution Techniques, Cengiz Kaygusuz

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Development of Improved Extraction/Purification Methods and Comprehensive Screening/Confirmation by LC-QqQ-MS Analysis for Novel Psychoactive Substances, Ashley N. Kimble

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Information Delivery, User Decision Approach, and Choice Environment: Examining the Effectiveness of Non-Compensatory and Customization-based Online Decision Support., Malgorzata Kolotylo

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Towards Trigonal Prismatic Hexanuclear Copper Complexes For Catalytic Water Oxidation, David I. Kreiger

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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