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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Understanding the Motivations and Pathways of Women and Girls' Involvement in Terrorism in Nigeria, Peculiar M. Awa

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Consequences of Non-physiological Ligands Binding to DREAM on Its Secondary and Tertiary Structures and Interactions with Intracellular Partners., Samiol Azam

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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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The Cybercrime Triangle, Sinchul Back

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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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An Examination of Cuban-American Social Studies Teachers' Cultural Consciousness Relative To Their Identity, Educational Beliefs, And Curricular Decisions: A Critical Latino Theoretical Perspective, Victor Barrios

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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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The Influence of Maternally Regulated Prenatal Sensory Experience on Postnatal Motor Coordination in Neonatal Bobwhite Quail, Starlie C. Belnap

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Algorithms and Circuits for Analog-Digital Hybrid Multibeam Arrays, Paboda Viduneth A. Beruwawela Pathiranage

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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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Taking Apart the Time Machine: Investigating Space-for-Time Substitution Modeling in the Florida Everglades, Theresa Kelly 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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Evolutionary Genetics of the Genus Zamia (Zamiaceae, Cycadales), Michael Calonje

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Augkit: an Augmented Drum Set System Designed for Live Performance, Mario A. Carvajal

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Topological Markers for Subcellular Chemical Mapping using TOF-SIMS, Anthony Castellanos

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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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Development of Microfluidic Paper-Based Analytical Devices for the Detection of Low Explosives, Kathryn R. Chabaud

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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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Measuring Collagen Arrangement and Its Relationship with Preterm Birth using Mueller Matrix Polarimetry, Joseph James Chue-Sang

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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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Shipbuilding, Forest Resource Exploitation, and Environmental Change in Cuba in the Early Eighteenth Century, 1700-1763, Jason M. Daniel

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The Effect of Collective Efficacy and Neighborhood Structural Disadvantage on Depressive Symptoms among Adolescents in the United States, Christyl Teres Dawson

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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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How are Social Studies Teachers Using Technology in the Classroom?, Stephanie Delgado

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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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A Quantitative Study of Expatriate Hotel Managers in Mainland China: An Exploration of Perceived Organizational Justice as a Mediator of Local Employee Job Satisfaction and Their Evaluation of Expatriate Manager Leadership Performance, Wei Ding

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Exploring the Potential of Endophytes and Medicinal Plants as Sources of Antimicrobials to Control Citrus Greening, Jessica Dominguez

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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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Isolated Single-stage Power Electronic Building Blocks Using Medium Voltage Series-stacked Wide-bandgap Switches, Noureldeen Mohamed Elsayad

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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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Corrosion Durability of a Nano-Particle Enriched Zinc-Rich Coating System For Highway Steel Bridges, Saiada Fuadi Fancy

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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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A Privacy Framework for Decentralized Applications using Blockchains and Zero Knowledge Proofs, David Gabay

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Continuous-time Algorithms and Analog Integrated Circuits for Solving Partial Differential Equations, Nilan Udayanga Galabada Kankanamge

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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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Incorporating Early Life History and Recruitment in Analysis of Population Dynamics of Wetland Fishes, John Vincent Gatto

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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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Motor-Language Cascades: How Fine Motor Relates to Language Outcomes Across Early Development, Sandy 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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Click Fraud Detection in Online and In-app Advertisements: A Learning Based Approach, Thejas Gubbi Sadashiva

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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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Regulation of Telomerase Activity by Rab5 Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factors, Patric J. Hambleton

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Embrace the Moon, Natalie J. Havlina

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Workplace Incivility toward Individuals with Disabilities, Secure Attachment Style, and Mental Health: Focus on Mediator and Moderator Effects, Mia Heikkila

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

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The Role of Number Writing in Early Math Readiness, Giselle Hernandez

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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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A Nutrition Education Intervention with Maternal Support Among Children Participating in Summer Camps to Prevent Overweight and Obesity in Kuwait, Mashael Huwaikem

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Graphene Foam Reinforced Shape Memory Polymer Epoxy Composites, Adeyinka Idowu

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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