Theses and Dissertations produced by graduate students at Florida International University.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2002

Confessions of a Cowbird, Alexandra Bartel Francischine

The Colombian migration to South Florida: expectations and experiences, Nathalia Franco

Validation study for constructing a database for Cannabis Sativa using amplified fragment length polymorphism, Sabrina Frank-DeBose

Exposure-based cognitive behavioral treatment for phobic and anxiety disorders: treatment effects and maintenance for Hispanic American relative to Euro-American youths, Rebecca M. Fuentes

Analysis of efficiency microwave power amplifier for personal communication devices, Nuttrapong Futrakul

Graduate cello recital, Marie-Elaine Gagnon

The impact of web site design and privacy practices on trust, Carlos Gandarillas

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Land-cover detection and landscape structure analysis in the Pachitea Basin, Peruvian Amazon, Daniel Gann

Increasing Fluid Intake in Nursing Home Residents by Offering Larger Portions with Medications, Martha Elena Georgian

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A Musicology for Literary Language, James Gray Kane

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A real-time distributed analysis automation for hurricane surface wind observations, Sonia Otero

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Relectura del discurso novomundista de Alejo Carpentier y Abel Posse en el contexto de la nueva novela histórica, Francisco Eduardo Porrata

Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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The maintenance of tracking : the role of organizational culture, Dora Acherman-Chor

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Boy exile turned saint: Elián Gonzalez as a contested religio-ideological symbol among cuban-american catholics, Ikam Acosta

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Students' recollections of participating in a first year residential learning community experience, Catherine A. Akens

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Influences on immigrant students' perceptions of the chances of making it in the United States, Velmarie L. Albertini

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Factors affecting BMI and hemoglobin levels of mothers and infants in Kuwait, Ahmad R. Al-Haifi

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Informational effects of assessment feedback, Andrea Allen

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The impact of dieting status and restraint on post-exercise energy intake in overweight females, Cristina Visona Andersen

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Personality, motivation, and training performance of firefighter candidates, Gregory David Anderson

Development and assessment of a method to estimate meal intake of nursing home residents, Yvette Nicola Andrews

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Exploring therapy process and outcome in interventions that target at risk adolescents, Donette P. Archer

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A heuristic algorithm to generate test program sequences for moving probe electronic test equipment, Bertha M. Arteta

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Diet as a measure of acculturation in diabetic and non diabetic Cuban Americans, Frances Dianne Asencio

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Melt inclusions from volcan de Colima, Mexico: complex examples of magmatic differentiation, Zachary D. Atlas

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Identification of genes downstream of endothelin-3 signaling: characterization of WSB1 and SPC12, Aniveny Ayala

Understanding anuran community dynamics in temporary wetlands: the interaction and importance of landscape and biotic processes, Matthew James Baber

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New trends in health architecture for children and the effects of the built environment on young patients, Luis Felipe Barahona

New testament evidence for ordaining women in the catholic church: evaluating claims in inter insigniores and ordinatio sacerdotalis, Bertha C. Barbeite

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Mountain lake colony pinewood estate garden historic preservation, Elisabeth Matthies Barón

Parent involvement on school advisory councils: a process evaluation at the middle school level, Janis Marie Barrett

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Theorizing suburban public space in Kendall, Fabio J. Bendana

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Calle Ocho revived : artists studios commemorate the role of Cuban exiles (1960-1973) in the development of Calle Ocho, Pilar L. Benitez

Humanizing the facade of the public commercial building in a contemporary American culture, Jenny P. Bermudez

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Museum of urban development and headquarters for the planning/preservation department of the city of Miami Beach., Roberto Bezold

A descriptive study of the empowerment process of mothers of children who have disabilities, Lori Biederman-Weinstein

Reconcilable differences, a dark comedy, John A. Bond

Understanding the cycle of violence: an examination of bully and victim social roles in early childhood, Emily E. Branscum

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Construction and screening of A cDNA library for the C3 gene(s) of the Nurse Shark (Ginglymostoma Cirratum), Janette Cristina Builes

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A formal architectural specification of the automatic validation of the Everglades National Park hydrology system, William S. Caldwell II

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Francophone regionalism and its impact on west african integration, Sekou Camara

Flagler street: a strategy to revitalize and reconnect downtown Miami's city blocks, Marina Capocchi

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The effects of defendant account on damage award decisions, Tracey Renee Carpenter

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An analysis of the South Florida commuter assistance program's implementation of transportation demand management initiatives, Elizabeth Carrera

Population estimates and behavioral analyses of managed cat (Felis Catus) colonies located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, parks, Daniel Castillo

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A performance measurement tool for the resource access decider authorization service prototype, Suresh R. Chegireddy

A flexible multimedia query and presentation interface for multimedia database systems, Qiong Chen

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Oxidation of Zeaxanthin and characterization of 3'-Alkyl Lutein ethers, Jie Chi

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Multilevel data compression techniques for transmission of audio over networks, Craig Chin

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An approach for clarification of the mechanism of inactivation of ribonucleotide reductases with 3'<¹⁷O>-labeled 2'-azido-2'-deoxynucleotides, Saiful Mahmud Chowdhury

Cytokine analisys in atlantic bottlenose dolphins: molecular characterization of IL-4, IL-6, and IL-10, Robert E. Cirocco

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The differential effects of American and British trial proceedings on juror decision-making, Marisa Evelyn Collett

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Assessing the construct validity of a measure of learning agility, James Connolly

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Land use of riparian zones in two communities in the Palcazu basin, central Andean Amazon, Peru, Rosa E. Cossio-Solano

Defending the double monastery: aldhelm of Malmesbury's de Virginitate and seventh-century England, Thomas Cramer

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Defending the double monastery: aldhelm of Malmesbury's de Virginitate and seventh-century England, Thomas Cramer

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Predictive performance modeling and simulation, Garth Crosby

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Titanium dioxide photocatalytic degradation of aliphatic ethers and their primary oxidation products, Vivian Cruz

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Management, retrieval, and visualization of spatial data from airborne light detection and ranging system (LIDAR) survey, Zheng Cui

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Itch, Thomas DeMarchi

Distribution of light on the human retina, Liset Diaz

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Self-regulated learning : the role of a journal in the learning process for students and teachers, Lilia C. DiBello

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Apollo and Daphne : an analysis of the work composed by Kari Henrik Juusela, Amy Dickinson

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Toward a unified theory of task-oriented and relationship-oriented leader behavior: a multi-country generalizability study, Ellen Antoinette Drost

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Lower Manhattan and the East River: an investigation into the renewal of the Lower East Side waterfront, Todd A. Edge

The event argument and the light verb construction, Burgel Rosa Maria Faehndrich

Machismo and masochism in Ernest Hemingway, Richard Fantina

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Architecture as friendly interface a digital information facility for the village of Islamorada, Linda Feinberg

Music Performance Thesis, David Fernandez

Software tool that generates hierarchical predicate transition nets (HPRTNETS) notation from a unified modeling language (UML) class diagram notation, Rigoberto Fernandez

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Dean of the School Board: An Oral History of the Distinguished Career of G. Holmes Braddock, Elizabeth Ann Ferreria-Alves

Cruise Ships Port Planning Factors, Jeth Al Fogg

Wrist dynamics in the posteroanterior plane: model and experiments, Juan Forero

The impact of the Miami Cuban exile's political culture on the 1996 fiscal crisis of the City of Miami, Alexander Franco

Comparison of two mentoring programs for at-risk black adolescents : a traditional one-to-one mentoring program and a school-to-work transitional program, Garnett Noel Frederick

Kyoto city hall plaza: redesigning an urban open space, Michiyo Fujita

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A Study of Teachers' Espoused Instructional Beliefs, Lauren Sherrill Gach

Straits of fortune, Anthony Dale Gagliano

Ecosystem responses to hydrologic change and mechanisms of nitrogen sequestration in seasonally flooded tree islands of the southern Everglades, Tiffany Troxler Gann

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Mexican political caricature : the crises of the early 1900s and 1990s, Abigail Garces

The reproductive biology of ruellia succulenta (acanthaceae) and the effects of habitat fragmentation, John H. Geiger

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La mujer en defensa de la mujer: voces femeninas del romanticismo cubano (Poesía y cuento), Luis Marcelino Gómez

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Geophysical Analysis of a Central Florida Karst Terrain using Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Derived Surfaces, Juana Maria Montane

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A Case Study of the Ellison Model's Use of Mentoring as an Approach Toward Inclusive Community Building, Claire Michele Rice

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Geochemical variation among small eruptive centers in the central SVZ of the Andes : an evaluation of subduction, mantle and crustal influences, Murong Sun

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Embedded Heat Pipes in Cofired Ceramic Substrates for Enhanced Thermal Management of Electronics, Marc A. Zampino

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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The distribution and abundance of the exotic and native urban avifauna in Miami-Dade County Florida, Omar Zaid Abdelrahman

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Examination of the overlap between DSM-111-R overanxious disorder and DSM-IV generalized anxiety disorder in childhood, Candice A. Alfano

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Digital signal processing implementation for near real-time wavelet transformation system for binary images, Ovidio Alfonso

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The relationship between cognitive ability, the big five, task and contextual performance: a meta-analysis, Alexander Alonso

Dynamic job quoting system for printed circuit board fabrication, Mohammed Imtiaz Alvi

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Elementary music and classroom teachers' time-use: a comparison by grade level, time of day, and day of the week, Marilyn Jane Anderson

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A simulation-based heuristic for fleet assignment, Sonia Rosario Anorga

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Process inventory and pollution prevention overview for the citrus industry, Carmen Alicia Aponte

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Further evidence for the relationship between eating frequency, body mass index, and physical activity, Mona Jahjah Ashchi

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Integration and querying of heterogeneous, autonomous, distributed database systems, Rukshan Indika Athauda

Physical activity and nutrition related variables in hispanic and non-hispanic college students, Holly Jean Baker

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Rastafarianism and the Nation of Islam as institutions for group-identity formation among blacks in the United States : a case study comparing their approaches, Michael A. Barnett

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Ammonite biostratigraphy, lithofacies variations, and paleoceanographic implications for barremian-aptian sequences of northeastern Mexico, Ricardo Barragan

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Typologies of teachers in Florida tobacco use prevention education (tupe) programs, Jessica E. Barr