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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Two Ways of Burning a Cotton Field, David James Lindstrom

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How Does the Nature of Accounting Standards Affect Audit Quality and Earnings Attributes?, Ran Ling

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Linking Husbandry and Behavior to Enhance Amphibian Reintroduction Success, Luke Jack Linhoff

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Novel Strongly Coupled Magnetic Resonant Systems, Daerhan Liu

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Origami Antennas for Novel Reconfigurable Communication Systems, Xueli Liu

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Low Cost Scanning Arrays, Matilda Gabriela Livadaru

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Special and General Education Teachers’ Assessment of Their Participation in a Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) Program, Alexandre Lopes

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Ambient Light: Essays on Marriage, Motherhood, and Mental Health, Bonnie Losak

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Inheriting Illegality: Race, Statelessness, and Dominico-Haitian Activism in the Dominican Republic, Jacqueline Lyon

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A Phenomenological Exploration of the Non-Academic Factors that Cuban Female Non-Native English Speakers Perceived to have been Principal Influences on their Successful Attainment of a Baccalaureate Degree in the U.S., Nelson Magana

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QCD Process in Few Nucleon Systems, Dhiraj Maheswari

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Britain Can Take It: Civil Defense and Chemical Warfare in Great Britain, 1915-1945, Jordan I. Malfoy

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Understanding the Functional Group-dependent Self-assembly and Cellular Entry of Cationic Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles, Prakash Manandhar

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The Sacred Space and Religious Identity among Yezidis: Accounting for the Lived Experiences of Internally Displaced Persons in Northern Iraq, Katerina Mangini

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Election Administration within the Sphere of Politics: How Bureaucracy Can Facilitate Democracy with Policy Decisions, Nicholas S. Martinez

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Experimental Investigation of Wind-induced Response of Span-wire Traffic Signal Systems, Manuel A. Matus Mr.

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Traffic-Aware Deployment of Interdependent NFV Middleboxes in Software-Defined Networks, Wenrui Ma

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Diatoms as tools for inferring changing environmental gradients in coastal, freshwater wetlands threatened by saltwater intrusion, Viviana Mazzei

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Examining Students' Representation Choices in University Modeling Instruction, Daryl McPadden

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Negotiating Self: An Exploration of Women's Perceptions of Their Feminist and Submissive Identities, Carolyn Meeker

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For Those About to Rock: Gender Codes in the Rock Music Video Games Rock Band and Rocksmith, Elisa M. Melendez

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Conformational Dynamics of Biomolecules by Trapped Ion Mobility Spectrometry Dynamics, Juan Camilo Molano-Arévalo

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Investigating Scale Effects on Analytical Methods of Predicting Peak Wind Loads on Buildings, Mohammadtaghi Moravej

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Engineering Colonialism: Race, Class, and the Social History of Flood Control in Guyana, Joshua Mullenite

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Vietnamese Teachers’ Perspectives Regarding Task-based Approach to Vocabulary Instruction in Secondary School English as a Foreign Language Classrooms, Dung Thi Thuy Nguyen

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The Development of Spatial Vocabulary, Rosalie Odean

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The Development and Initial Validation of a Self-Assessment for Global Leadership Competencies, Sabrena A. O'Keefe

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Novel Role of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa LptD Operon, Sundar Pandey

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Sab Concentration Determines the Chemotherapeutic Efficacy in Gynecological Cancer, Iru Paudel

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Three Essays on Managing Extreme Weather Events and Climatic Shocks in Developing and Developed Countries, Md Tanvir Pavel

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Exposure to Estrogenic Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Brain Health, Mark Preciados

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Evaluation of a Brief Intervention to Improve Human Papillomavirus-Related Awareness, Knowledge, and Attitudes Among Ethnically and Sexually Diverse College Students, Sharice M. Preston

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Monstrous Maternity: Folkloric Expressions of the Feminine in Images of the Ubume, Michaela Leah Prostak

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A Model for the Association Between Attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder and obesity: effects of physical activity, Sedentary Behavior, Gender, and Medication, Danielle Quesada

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Short Selling: Implications for Corporate Governance and Capital Structure, Mohammad Anisur Rahman

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The Investigation of Photocatalytic and Adsorptive Properties of Humic Acid Grafted Magnetite Nanoparticles for the Remediation of Arsenic, Selenium and Phosphorous from Water, Mohammad Mamunur Rashid

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Augmented Terrain-Based Navigation to Enable Persistent Autonomy for Underwater Vehicles in GPS-Denied Environments, Gregory M. Reis

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Trinucleotide Repeat Instability Modulated by DNA Repair Enzymes and Cofactors, Yaou Ren

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Study on Strut and Node Behavior in Strut-and-Tie Modeling, Nazanin Rezaei

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Cross-sectional Predictors of HIV Risk among Latino Migrant Workers, Ailin Rodriguez

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Three Essays in International Finance, Iván Marcelo Rodríguez Jr

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Perceptions of Leadership and Climate in the Stressor-Strain Process: Influences on Employee Appraisals and Reactions, José F. Rodríguez

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Synthesis and Characterization of Fe8-based Materials as Electron Acceptors for Solar Energy Applications, Alan J. Rodriguez-Santiago

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Impact of San-mediated Signaling on Glioblastoma and Neuroblastoma Metabolism, Monica Rodriguez Silva

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Environmental Dynamics of Dissolved Organic Matter and Dissolved Black Carbon in Fluvial Systems: Effects of Biogeochemistry and Land Use, J. Alan Roebuck Jr.

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Identification Through Movement: Dance as the Embodied Archive of Memory, History, and Cultural Identity, Lauren D. Romaguera

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Aptamer Sensors for Drugs of Abuse and Medical Biomarkers: Design, Engineering and Application in Complex Samples, Daniel Roncancio

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Poly (Ionic Liquid) Based Electrolyte for Lithium Battery Application, Meer N. Safa

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Mending Identity: The Revitalization Process of the Muisca of Suba, Paola A. Sanchez Castaneda

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The Adaptive Evolution of Herbivory in Freshwater Systems, Jessica Lynn Sanchez Montelongo

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Kill Your Darlings: The Afterlives of Pepe The Frog, Sherlock Holmes, and Jim Crow, Allison E. Sardinas

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Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Total Phosphorus Concentration in Soil and Surface Water in the Everglades Protection Area, Shishir Kumar Sarker

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Social Comparison in Eating Disorder Recovery: A Mixed-Methodological Approach, Jessica Faye Saunders

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The Relationship Between District Concert Band Music Performance Assessment Participation and Student Achievement in Miami-Dade County Public Middle Schools, Arthur J. N. Scavella

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Impact of Person-Environment Fit upon Strain and Well-Being for Emergency Responders, April D. Schantz

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Application of High Resolution Mass Spectrometry for the Screening and Confirmation of Novel Psychoactive Substances, Joshua Zolton Seither

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Changes in Soil Microbial Functioning in Coastal Wetlands Exposed to Environmental Stressors and Subsidies, Shelby M. Servais

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The Thermal-Constrained Real-Time Systems Design on Multi-Core Platforms -- An Analytical Approach, SHI SHA

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Three Essays in Health, Welfare, and International Economics, Amin Shoja

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Pennsylvania's Loyalists and Disaffected in the Age of Revolution: Defining the Terrain of Reintegration, 1765-1800, Rene J. Silva

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Development and Application of Aquatic Toxicology Studies for the Assessment of Impacts Due to Chemical Stressors Using Non-Standard Indigenous Organisms, Abraham Jeffrey Smith

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Thermodynamic Evaluation and Modeling of Grade 91 Alloy and its Secondary Phases through CALPHAD Approach, Andrew Logan Smith Mr.

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Identifying the Origins of Volcanic Ash Deposits Using Their Chemical and Physical Compositions, Emmanuel Soto

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Anomalous Properties of Sub-10-nm Magnetic Tunneling Junctions, Mark Stone

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Using Introduced Species of Anolis Lizards to Test Adaptive Radiation Theory, James T. Stroud

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Structure-Function Relationships in Hexacoordinate Heme Proteins: Mechanism of Cytoglobin Interactions with Exogenous Ligands, Antonija Tangar

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Novel Structural Health Monitoring and Damage Detection Approaches for Composite and Metallic Structures, Shervin Tashakori

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A Philosophical Inquiry into the Role of Universities in American Democratic Society, Justin W. Taylor

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The Greatest is Love, Leslie Charles Taylor

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Recovery of Amphibian and Reptile Communities During Tropical Secondary Forest Succession, Michelle E. Thompson

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Evolutionary and Population Dynamics of Crustaceans in the Gulf of Mexico, Laura Timm

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Privacy-Preserving Protocols for IEEE 802.11s-based Smart Grid Advanced Metering Infrastructure Networks, Samet Tonyali

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Employees’ Responses to Positive Feedback from Customers and Managers, I Hsuan Tsai

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International Trade and Environmental Regulation, Qingru Tu

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Truffles Have Never Been Modern: An Actor-Network Theorization of 150 Years of French Trufficulture, Eric Van Vleet

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Evaluating Changes to Natural Variability on a Warming Globe in CMIP5 Models, Heather Vazquez

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Three Essays on International Trade and Migration, Yun Wang

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The Evolution and Domestication Genetics of the Mango Genus, Mangifera (Anacardiaceae), Emily Warschefsky

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Addressing Alcohol and Marijuana use Disparities among Latino Adolescents, Jessica Weissman

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Azido- and Triazolyl-modified Nucleoside/tide Analogues: Chemistry, Fluorescent Properties, and Anticancer Activities, Zhiwei Wen

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The Oscillatory Shear Index: Quantifications for Valve Tissue Engineering and a Novel Interpretation for Calcification, Alex Williams

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On Some Ridge Regression Estimators for Logistic Regression Models, Ulyana P. Williams

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Drivers and Mechanisms of Peat Collapse in Coastal Wetlands, Benjamin J. Wilson

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Elucidating the Role of Neighborhood Deprivation in Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy, Kelly M. Winter

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Financial Sector Development, Economic Growth and Stability, Wenjun Xue

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Transcription Factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) Gene Polymorphisms in Relation to the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in three ethnicities, Ling Xu

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A Simplified Secure Programming Platform for Internet of Things Devices, Halim Burak Yesilyurt

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On the Performance of some Poisson Ridge Regression Estimators, Cynthia Zaldivar

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Alliance Networks Management: A Study of Global Automotive Industry, Yue Zhao

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The Stability of Uranium-Bearing Precipitates Created as a Result of Ammonia Gas Injections in the Hanford Site Vadose Zone, Alberto Javier Abarca Betancourt

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A Floristic Study of Halmahera, Indonesia Focusing on Palms (Arecaceae) and Their Seed Dispersal, Melissa E. Abdo

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The Effects of Artemisia Derived Natural Products on Adipogenesis, Steven Abood

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Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Wireless Localization in Search and Rescue, Virgilio Acuna

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The Relationship between Information Literacy and Global Learning, Valda J. Adeyiga

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Synthesis of Antimicrobial Polymers to Overcome Antimicrobial Resistance, Md Salauddin Ahmed

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Analysis of Eye-Tracking Data in Visualization and Data Space, Sayeed Safayet Alam

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History, Material Culture, and the Search for the Mythic American Dream in Angie Cruz’s Let it Rain Coffee, Michelle Almonte

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Policymaking in the Gulf Region: The Case of Privatization Policy in the State of Kuwait, Shahed Altammar

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Development of a Lightweight Hurricane-Resistant Roof System, Ehssan Amir Sayyafi

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The Study of Tissue-Specific DNA Methylation as a Method for the Epigenetic Discrimination of Forensic Samples, Joana AP Antunes