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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

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A Mixed Method Study of Prospective Teachers' Epistemic Beliefs and Web Evaluation Strategies Concerning Hoax Websites, Jennifer Coccaro-Pons

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Mandala Springs, Juleen Collins

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Elemental Characterization of Printing Inks and Strengthening the Evaluation of Forensic Glass Evidence, Ruthmara Corzo

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The Room You Just Left, Bertha I. Crombet

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La representación del Otro en el siglo XIX: la diversidad en Ricardo Palma, Primavera Cuder

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Fundamental Mechanistic Studies on the Ultrasonic Treatment of Problematic Water Pollutants and Toxins, Danni Cui

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Thermodynamic Investigation of La0.8Sr0.2MnO3±δ Cathode, including the Prediction of Defect Chemistry, Electrical Conductivity and Thermo-Mechanical Properties, Shadi Darvish

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The Racial Equation: Pan-Atlantic Eugenics, Race, And Colonialism in the Early Twentieth Century British Caribbean, Christopher Anderson Davis

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Predicting the Geographic Origin of Heroin by Multivariate Analysis of Elemental Composition and Strontium Isotope Ratios, Joshua S. DeBord

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Promoting Peace Amid the Terror: The Work of the Ahmadiyya in Miami, Emmanuel Dennis

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Antibiotic Resistance and Cell-Wall Recycling in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Supurna Dhar

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An Efficiency Evaluation of Procedures to Evoke Vocalizations in Children with Autism, Alejandro Rene Diaz

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Religion, Politics and War In the Creation of an Ethos of Conflict in Colombia; The case of the War of the Thousand Days (1899-1902), Margarita J. Diaz Caceres

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The Role of ID3 and PCB153 in the Hyperproliferation and Dysregulation of Lung Endothelial Cells, Mayur Arvind Doke

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Cultural Politics of Community-Based Conservation in the Buffer Zone of Chitwan National Park, Nepal, Yogesh Dongol

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Cooperative Learning in Seventh Graders’ Vocabulary Learning in China, yinhong duan

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Impact of Herbivory, Structural Complexity, and Sediment on Caribbean Coral Reefs, Alain Duran

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School Climate in the School Choice Era: A Comparative Analysis of District-Run Public Schools and Charter Schools, Christopher Damian Duszka

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Forensic Toxicological Screening and Confirmation of 800+ Novel Psychoactive Substances by LC-QTOF-MS and 2D-LC Analysis, Melanie N. Eckberg

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A Corpus-driven Approach toward Teaching Vocabulary and Reading to English Language Learners in U.S.-based K-12 Context through a Mobile App, Seyedjafar Ehsanzadehsorati

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Automatic Extraction of Narrative Structure from Long Form Text, Joshua Daniel Eisenberg

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Secure Control and Operation of Energy Cyber-Physical Systems Through Intelligent Agents, Mohamad El Hariri

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The Cyclodextrin-Perfluorinated Surfactant Host-Guest Complex: Fundamental Studies for Potential Environmental Remediation and Therapeutic Applications, Mary J. Errico

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Estimation and Prediction of Mobility and Reliability Measures Using Different Modeling Techniques, Fatema Hoque Farzana

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The Effect of Reciprocal Mapping on Third-Grade Students’ Reading Comprehension Achievement and Reading Attitude, Olga Elena Flamion

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Impact of a Nutrition and Yoga Intervention in Breast Cancer Suvivors' Quality of Life, Tammy C. Fogarty

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Synthesis & Fundamental Formation Mechanism Study of High Temperature & Ultrahigh Temperature Ceramics, Paniz Foroughi

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The Gendered Long-Term Recovery Priorities of Internally Displaced Persons in Post-Earthquake Haiti, Nicki Fraser

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Gender, Party, and Political Communication in the 114th Congress, Maria Gabryszewska

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Quantitative Spatial Upscaling of Categorical Data in the Context of Landscape Ecology: A New Scaling Algorithm, Daniel Gann

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Study of Proteoforms, DNA and Complexes using Trapped Ion Mobility Spectrometry-Mass Spectrometry, Alyssa Lynn Garabedian

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The Effect of Microbial Growth on the Spectral Induced Polarization Response in Hanford Vadose Zone Sediment in the Presence of Autunite, Alejandro Garcia

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Cuba i+real: Singularidades de lo Fantástico y la Ciencia Ficción en la Cuba Contemporánea, Licet Garcia

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Mycobacterium tuberculosis inhibitors: action and resistance, Pamela K. Garcia-Moreno

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China's Eurasian Foreign Policy: Region-Building Through State-Building Since 1991, Zenel Garcia

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Patterns of Regularity Noncompliance Identified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Their Effects on Meta-analyses, Craig A. Garmendia

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Radar Signal Processing for Interference Mitigation, Zhe Geng

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Iran and the Constitutionalism: History and Evolution and the Impact on International Relations, Farshad Ghodoosi

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Three Essays on Growth, Housing Market and Inequality, Shahrzad Ghourchian

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Ultrahigh Speed Direct PCR: A Method for Obtaining Y-STR and STR Based Genotypes in Under 20 Minutes, Georgiana C. Gibson-Daw

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Reconfigurable Antennas Using Liquid Crystalline Elastomers, John Gibson

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Sensitivity of Marine Cynobacteria and Green Microlage to Nano and Bulk Zinc Oxides, Jennifer Gil-Acevedo 3664585

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An Investigation into the Adduct Forming Potential of Drugs of Abuse with Peptides and Proteins, Richard Allen Gilliland

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Evaluating the Effects of Utilizing a Mobile Device by Transitioning High School Students with Intellectual Disability to Locate Items from a Grocery List and Improve their Independence, Vanessa Gil

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The Lived Experiences of Caregivers of Lung Transplant Recipients, Joy Adella Glaze

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Azúcar agridulce: memoria, discursos y paisajes azucareros en la nación y la cultura cubana (1791–2017), Deborah Gomez

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Jewish Women’s Transracial Epistemological Networks: Representations of Black Women in the African Diaspora, 1930-1980, Abby S. Gondek

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An Adaptation of an Auditory Perception Test, Daniel Gonzalez

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The Empathy of Immersion: An Exploration of Battlefield 1 Through the Lense of Empathetic Virtual Reality, Katelynn N. Gonzalez