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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Strategies to Identify and Mitigate Secondary Crashes in Real-time, Angela Kitali

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Towards UAV Assisted 5G Public Safety Network, Abhaykumar Kumbhar

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The Effects of Individual Differences on Employment Incentives, Andrew J. Laginess

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DNA Base Excision Repair Modulates DNA Repeat Instability and Non-B Form DNA Structures, Eduardo E. Laverde

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Sexual Offender Residency Issues and Recidivism in South Florida, Joelle A. Lee-Silcox

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Dipicolinamide Ligands and Analogs for Lanthanides (Ln), Actinides (An) and Mercury (Hg) for Application to Nuclear Fuel Cycle Separations and Waste Management, Ingrid Lehman-Andino

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3D Architectural Analysis of Neurons, Astrocytes, Vasculature & Nuclei in the Motor and Somatosensory Murine Cortical Columns, Jared Leichner

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Structure Function Relationship in Hexacoordinate Heme Proteins: Mechanism of Globin X Interactions with Exogenous Ligands and Ligand Accessiblity in Cytoglobin and Neuroglobin, Ruipeng Lei

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A Qualitative Study Examining Camaraderie and Conflict Between Female Academic Advisors in One Higher Education Institution, Alexandra C. Lejarza

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Growth Theory, Samantha Leon

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Zine-Making as a Pedagogical Practice: A Phenomenographic Study of Teachers’ Experiences, Diana Levy

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Historical Geopolitics of Kashmir: A Discourse Analysis of Civilizational Framings, Thomas J. Liguori

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The Illnesses and The Oddities, Reina Lipkind

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A System-level Perspective Towards Efficient, Reliable and Secure Neural Network Computing, Tao Liu

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Machine Vision, Not Human Vision, Guided Compression Towards Low-Latency and Robust Deep Learning Systems, Zihao Liu

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Origin Story, Rose Marion Lopez

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The Bolivarian Dream: ALBA and the Cuba-Venezuela Alliance, Victor Lopez

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The Effect of Emotional State, Interoception, Intuitive Eating, and Self-Regulation on the Energy Intake of College Students, Padideh Haddadian Lovan

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Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders at a Hispanic Serving Institution: A Qualitative Case Study of Students’ Experiences, Stephen P. Loynaz

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Isolation and Characterization of Potential Neurotoxic Cyanobacterial Metabolites Associated with Intoxication of Captive Bottlenose Dolphins in the Florida Keys, Christina Lydon

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Optimal and Secure Electricity Market Framework for Market Operation of Multi-Microgrid Systems, Mohammad Mahmoudian Esfahani

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Three Essays on Music and Consumer Behavior: The Impact of Music Type on Product Evaluation and Purchase Intent, Gregory G. Maloney

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Analysts’ Cash Flow Forecasts, Information Asymmetry, and Financing Choices of Firms, mengyu ma

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Investigating The Population Dynamics of an Avian Apex Predator Across an Urban Gradient, Donna Marain

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Well Calculated and Intended to Deceive: Counterfeiting and Policing along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers during the Mid-Nineteenth Century, Joseph Carlos Marin

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Sensor Approach for Brain Pathophysiology of Freezing of Gait in Parkinson's Disease Patients, Juan Sebastian Marquez Jaramillo

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Religion, Place, and Identity at the Intersection of Cultural Bricolage: The Miami Santo Daime Church Revisited, Alfonso Matas

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HPV Vaccination Intentions in Black Young Adults, Kayla Mathis-Gamble

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Switch, Freesia Walsh McKee

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Mind Wandering as a Mechanism of Attentional Dysfunction among Children with ADHD, Brittany Merrill

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Assessing the Strategic Use of Evidence Using a Psychologically Realistic Paradigm: Improving Diagnosticity of Elicited Information in the Interrogation Room, Amelia R. Mindthoff

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Essays on the Strategies and Processes of Informal Entrepreneurial Firms, Everlyne Nyabisi Misati

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Digital and Mixed Domain Hardware Reduction Algorithms and Implementations for Massive MIMO, Najath A. Mohomed

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Work Zone Safety Analysis, Investigating Benefits from Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) on Roadway Safety, Seyedmirsajad Mokhtarimousavi

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Efficient, High Power Density, Modular Wide Band-gap Based Converters for Medium Voltage Application, Hadi Moradisizkoohi

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The Cuban Revolution's Emotive Regime: A Decade to Remember, 1968-1978, Maite Morales

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Spanish-Speaking Parents' Perceptions and Experiences Before and After English-only and Spanish-only Interactions with Their Children, Maria Morales

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The Development of a Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy Method for the Detection of Synthetic Cannabinoids in Urine, Thaddeus Mostowtt

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A Rising Regional Power: Making Sense of Ethiopia's Influence in the Horn of Africa Region, Yonas K. Mulat

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Visible Optical Coherence Tomography based Multimodal Imaging for Quantification of Retinal Lipofuscin, ZAHRA NAFAR

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Representations of a Good Citizen: A Genealogy of Power and Critical Investigation of Pictographs, 1937-1942, Joselyn Naranjo

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A Deep-Learning Based Robust Framework Against Adversarial P.E. and Cryptojacking Malware, Faraz Amjad Naseem

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Characterization of Aortic Valve Interstitial Cells Responsible for Elastogenesis, Sana Nasim

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Boron Nitride Nanotube based Lightweight Metal Matrix Composites: Microstructure Engineering and Stress-Transfer Mechanics, Pranjal Nautiyal

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The Role of Extended Family Structure on Sexual Risk Behavior Among Adolescents in the United States: Results from a Nationally Representative Survey, Alnecia Rumphs Nisbett

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Three Essays on Risks of Firms Led by Founder-CEOs, Yuka Nishikawa

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Latina Youth and Suicidality: A Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Analysis, Janice J. O'Driscoll

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Psychosocial and Structural Factors Related to Vesico-Vaginal Fistula and its Impact on the Quality of Life of Women in Ibadan, Nigeria: A Mixed Methods Study, Etinosa S. Oghogho

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African Pentecostalism in America: a Study of a Nigerian Charismatic Church in South Florida, Uchenna Regina Onwumelu

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Sino-American Competition in Latin America and the Caribbean, Anthony Russo Orezzoli

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The Effect of Vitamin D3 Supplementation on Advanced Glycation End Products, (AGEs) And Soluble Receptor, (sRAGE) in African Americans and Hispanics with Type 2 Diabetes and Vitamin D Insufficiency/Deficiency, Justina Serwaah Owusu

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Use of Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy For the Detection and Analysis of Chemical Taggants, Cole Andrew Pajunen

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Multifunctional Nanopipette for Single Nanoparticles and Proteins Analysis, Popular Pandey

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Unifying Assessments of Sustainability and Resilience in Civil Infrastructure Systems: The Case of Masonry Structures, Samir J. Pandey

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Stakeholder Value Dynamics Analysis in Hurricane Michael: Towards Collaborative Decision Making in Building Disaster Resilient Communities, Aishwarya Pathak

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It Takes Two: A Basic Interpretive Study on the Role of Intercultural Communication on Career Development, Rochelle T. Patten

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Understanding L2 Learners' Writing Needs and Attitudes in EAP Writing Contexts, Renata Pavanelli Pereira

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Enhanced Surface Electrical Neurostimulation (eSENS): A Non-invasive Platform for Peripheral Neuromodulation, Andres Eduardo Pena

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Phylogenetic and Transcriptomic Analyses of Vision in Two Cave Adapted Crustaceans, Asellus aquaticus (Isopoda: Asellidae) and Niphargus hrabei (Amphipoda: Niphargidae)., Jorge L. Perez Moreno

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Investigations of Cell-Penetrating and Membrane-Pore Forming Peptides, Rudramani Pokhrel

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Resolving the Telecommuting Paradox: Does Leader-Member Exchange Matter?, Ajay R. Ponnapalli

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Structural Characterization of Biomolecules Using Tandem Non- Linear and Linear Ion Mobility, Action Spectroscopy, Mass Spectrometry and Molecular Dynamics, Jacob Edward Porter

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Relatos, memoria y contrahistorias de la Guerra Civil Peruana (1895) a través de la prensa político-satírica en Lima (1892-1895), Genesis H. Portillo

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Organizational and Practitioner Characteristics that Impact Implementation Fidelity of Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Kimberly Ann Purinton

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Factors Associated with HIV Testing Behaviors among Latino Emerging Adults, Daisy Ramirez Ortiz

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Heart Failure Patients' Perceptions of Preparation for Self-care, Valrie Evadne Reid

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Psychosocial and Structural Barriers to Seeking, Reaching, and Receiving Care for Obstetric Emergencies and Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Among Pregnant and Early Postpartum Women in Haiti., Cassandra Rene

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The Effects of Childhood Adversity, Juvenile Arrest, and Self-Regulation on Adults with Delinquency Histories, Michelle Ann Rhoden

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What's Past is Prologue: Transforming Trauma, Rewriting Identity in Gloria Anzaldua's "Borderlands/La Frontera" and "Light in the Dark/Luz en lo Oscuro", Richard Edward Riley

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The Power of Presumed Trauma and the Perpetuated yet Unintentional Silence in Henry James' The Turn of the Screw, Andria E. Rivero

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Indigenous Water Governance in the Anthropocene: Non-Conventional Hydrosocial Relations Among the Wayuu of the Guajira Peninsula in Northern Colombia, David A. Robles

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Structure, Control, and Communication of Collective Animal Behavior in Dynamic Environments, Ivan Ignacio Rodriguez-Pinto

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The impacts of Small Group Interactions and Social Interdependence in Introductory Physics, Miguel Angel Rodriguez Velazquez

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Dracula and Amnesia: Character Identities and Constant Subjectivism under Ideological State Apparatuses, Anais Rosales

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Chronic Aphasia Recovery in Bilingual Spanish-English and Monolingual Adults, Kristina Ruch

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Temporal and Causal Inference with Longitudinal Multi-omics Microbiome Data, Daniel Ruiz-Perez

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The Legacies of Vagrancy Law in Contemporary Homelessness Regulation: A Global Historical and Ethnographic Examination of Tokyo, Japan and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Rayna Marlene Rusenko

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Spiritual Activism and Political Solidarity in So Far From God and Mother Tongue: Two Views By Two Authors, Jean Paul Russo

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From Record Keepers to Decision Makers?: Perspectives of University Registrars about their Role in Higher Education, Miguel Sahagun

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A Sailor's Intimacy: Homosocial Labor in Nineteenth-Century Oceanic Narratives by Dana and Melville, Adrian R. Salgado

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Volcanic History of the Izu Bonin Mariana Arc Prior to the First Arc Rift from Volcaniclastic Sediments of DSDP Site 296 and IODP Site 1438, Eshita Samajpati

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Teachers’ Use of Standardized Assessments to Monitor Learning and Its Impact on Student Reading Achievement, Eilyn Sanabria

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Solving Complex Data-Streaming Problems by Applying Economic-Based Principles to Mobile and Wireless Resource Constraint Networks, Concepcion Z. Sanchez Aleman

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The Initial Development and Validation of the Youth Gun Violence and Voice Survey: The Classroom Experience, Diana E. Santangelo

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Targeted Presentation Skill Trainings to Nurture Construction Management Students at Florida International University, Gabriella D. Santi Kasabdji

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Causality in Microbiomes, Md Musfiqur Rahman Sazal

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A Novel Approach to Studying Human Intelligence-Gathering: Employing a Realistic Paradigm for the Study of Elicitation Approaches, Sarah A. Shaffer

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Novel Passive RFID Temperature Sensors Using Liquid Crystal Elastomers, Yousuf Shafiq

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Defense by Deception against Stealthy Attacks in Power Grids, Md Hasan Shahriar

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Back from the Brink?: Rebounding and Remnant Amphibian Populations in a Pathogen Enzootic Environment, Alexander D. Shepack

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Social Network Analysis for Improvement of Safety in Construction Industry: An Ego-Centric Approach, Shraddha Shrestha

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Detection of Human Vigilance State During Locomotion Using Wearable FNIRS, MASUDUR R. SIDDIQUEE

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A Comprehensive Security Framework for Securing Sensors in Smart Devices and Applications, Amit Kumar Sikder

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Adoption, Stringency and Impact of Performance Management Systems: The Case of U.S. Public Higher Education, Lilia Silverio Minaya

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Mechanical Properties of Permanent Foaming Fixatives for Deactivation & Decommissioning Activities, Tristan Maximilian Simoes-Ponce

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Informants' Memory for Conversations: The Examination of the Investigative Utility of the Cognitive Interview, Danielle Sneyd

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Lithological and Geochemical Responses to Abrupt Global and Regional Paleoenvironmental Changes During the Aptian in a Hemipelagic Setting of the Eastern Iberian Peninsula: A Multi-Proxy Approach, Jander Socorro

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Understanding the Effects of Plasma Assisted Nanoparticle Deposition for the Enhancement of Optical and Electrochemical Response, Apurva Sonawane

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Miedo, celebración y otredad racial en el cambio de siglo: Hacia la construcción del negro en el discurso artístico-literario cubano (1880-1933), Alberto Sosa Cabanas

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Design of a Robotic Inspection Platform for Structural Health Monitoring, Jason R. Soto