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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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How Organizational Cultures Moderate the Relationship between Demographic Diversity and Intragroup Conflict: A Meta-analysis, Ryan K. Jacobson

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Multiple Criteria Decision Models for Nurse-Patient Assignment: Balancing Workload and Continuity of Care, Haoqiang Jiang

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Ultra-Wideband Phased Arrays for Small Mobile Platforms, Alexander D. Johnson

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Mitigating Colluding Attacks in Online Social Networks and Crowdsourcing Platforms, Georges Arsene K. Kamhoua

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Tuning the Coordination Properties of Pyrazoles towards Specific Applications via Judicial Choice of Peripheral Substitution, Shambhu Kandel

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The Dancing Policeman and Other Stories, Satyaki Kanjilal

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How Does the Work of the Negro Youth Study (1937-1941) Fit into the History of the Social Sciences?, Randall Haines Kaufman

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Centralized and Distributed Detection of Compromised Smart Grid Devices using Machine Learning and Convolution Techniques, Cengiz Kaygusuz

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Development of Improved Extraction/Purification Methods and Comprehensive Screening/Confirmation by LC-QqQ-MS Analysis for Novel Psychoactive Substances, Ashley N. Kimble

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After Deterrence: Policy Choices during Crises of Conventional and Nuclear Direct Deterrence Failure, Yang Gyu Kim

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Information Delivery, User Decision Approach, and Choice Environment: Examining the Effectiveness of Non-Compensatory and Customization-based Online Decision Support., Malgorzata Kolotylo

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Towards Trigonal Prismatic Hexanuclear Copper Complexes For Catalytic Water Oxidation, David I. Kreiger

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Heart Disease and Its Risk Factors Among Slum-Dwelling Women in Mysore, India, Karl Krupp

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Heat Waves, Edward Charles Krzeminski

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Organizational Factors in Patient-Centered Medical Home Implementation and Chronic Disease Management in HRSA-Funded Community Health Centers, Willmarie Latorre

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Phenolate Derivatives of Octanuclear Iron-Oxo-Pyrazolato Complexes; Enantiomeric Resolution of T-Symmetry Species, Konstantinos Lazarou

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A Genealogy of Neoliberal and Anti-neoliberal Resilience in the Ecuadorian Pacific coast, Vanessa Leon Leon

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Reproducing Privilege or Hippocratic Habitus: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Personal Statements and the use of Capital to Facilitate Matriculation into Medical School, Jessica M. Lewis

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Mechanical Behavior of Ternary Metallic Glasses and Their Composites, Xue Liang

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The Effect of Young Adult Literature on Adolescents' Acceptance of Relational Aggression, ilisa j. lieberman

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Accounting Restatements and Audit Committee Director Departures, Wu-Po Liu

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Spark Plasma Sintering of 2D Nitride and Carbide based Ceramics, Archana Loganathan

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Nanoparticle-Based Spintronic Computer Logic Switch, Kevin Luongo

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Unleashing Crowd Wisdom: Leveraging Cognitive Memory Structures to Increase Quality of User-Generated Content, Mahed Maddah

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Machine Learning And Image Processing For Noise Removal And Robust Edge Detection In The Presence Of Mixed Noise, Mehdi Mafi

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Trying to Save the Family: A Memoir, Roberto J. Manzano

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Effects of Phosphorus on Benthic Diatom Assemblage Network Structure, Eric M. Massa

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Identifying Gay Neighborhoods and Estimation of the Size of the Men who have Sex with Men Population in Florida who would benefit from Pre-exposure Prophylaxis, Daniel Mauck

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Interrogation of Ion-Neutral Complexes by Trapped Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry and Theoretical Calculations, Alan A. McKenzie Coe

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Edge IoT Driven Framework for Experimental Investigation and Computational Modeling of Integrated Food, Energy, and Water System, Yemeserach Taye Mekonnen

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Attentional Processes in Anxiety: Examining Threat-Related Attention Bias and Attentional Control in Anxious Youth, Raquel Melendez

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Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine Acceptability among Parents of Adolescent Girls in Mysore, India, Abraham Degarege Mengist

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Mechanisms for the Persistence of the Coral Holobiont in the Warming Oceans of the Anthropocene, Daniel G. Merselis

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Evaluation of Pre-eruptive Conditions for Cordon Caulle Rhyo-Dacitic Historic Eruptions, Mauro Andres Mingo

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The Effect of Proteome and Lipidome on the Behavior of Membrane Bound Systems in Thermally-Assisted Acoustophoresis, Elnaz Mirtaheri

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How the Balance of Power Conditions International Trade Agreements: A Comparative Case Analysis, Kevin Modlin

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Commemorative Bodies: (Un)Making Racial Order and Cuban White Supremacy in Little Havana's Heritage District, Corinna Jeanne Moebius

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Control and Optimization of Energy Storage in AC and DC Power Grids, Samy Mohamed

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Masculinidad y Nación: Modelos alternativos de masculinidad en las obras de Juan Goytisolo y Mario Vargas Llosa, Jose M. Morcillo Gomez

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Blas de Otero: una Poética de lo Vital, Ezequiel Moreno Escamilla

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Examining the Feasibility and Acceptability of Behavioral Consultation with Latinx Teachers and Students, Anne S. Morrow

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Multiscale Model of Cerebral Blood Flow Control: Application to Small Vessel Disease and Cortical Spreading Depression, Arash Moshkforoush

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Comprehensive Analysis of Synthetic Cannabinoids and Metabolites in Oral Fluid by Liquid Chromatography Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometry, Carmen T. Mulet

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Individual Level Factors Associated with HIV Care Continuum Metrics among MASH Cohort Participants from 2009-2014, Kristopher Myers

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The Neural Recruitment of Executive Function in Monolingual versus Bilingual Preterm-born Children: An FNIRS Study, Caitlyn F. Myland

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The Border-seas of a New British Empire: Security and the British Atlantic Islands in the Age of the American Revolution, Ross M. Nedervelt

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Charged Fusion Product Plasma Diagnostics in Spherical Tokamaks, Alexander Netepenko

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Best Probable Subset: A New Method for Reducing Data Dimensionality in Linear Regression, Elieser Nodarse

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Essays in Labor Economics and International Economics, Seyed Javad Nosratabadi

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The Applications of Intumescent Technologies in Support of D&D Activities Across The DOE Complex, Joshua Alan Nunez

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Self-Concept in Children and Adolescents as A Lever for Change in Academic Success for Under-Served Youth, Robert Ray Ogle

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Molecular Mechanism(s) of Zika virus infection and associated neuropathogenesis, Chet Raj Ojha

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The Notions of the "Closet" and the "Secret" in Oscar Wilde's, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Jessica Maria Oliveira

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Poly-tobacco Use Among Youth and Adults in the United States, Olatokunbo Osibogun

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Community Bank Competition and Distress Events, Alejandro Pacheco

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Perception of Travel Motivation and Intention for Chinese Cruise Travelers: Toward an Integrated Model, Tianyu Pan

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The Relationship Between Aerobic Fitness, Gross and Fine Motor Skills, and Academic Achievement Among First Grade Students in Urban Schools and the Role the Relative Age Effect may have on These Variables, Alberto Pelaez

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The Effects of Cognitive Bias, Examiner Experience, and Stimulus Material on Forensic Evidence Analysis, Michelle M. Pena

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National Sovereignty and the Mexicanization of the Compañía Minera de Cananea, 1971 to 1989, Doyle Lawrence Perdue

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Toward a fast and accurate modeling strategy for thermal management in air-cooled data centers, Long Tran Bao Phan

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Development of a System for Assessing and Minimizing Health Risk during Wastewater Conveyance and Treatment Processes, Mariana Pitiriciu

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The HPST Framework: A Case Study on an Organizational Tool Used to Understand Historical Narrative in a Social Studies Classroom, jose m. pombo

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Twitter Activity Of Urban And Rural Colleges: A Sentiment Analysis Using The Dialogic Loop, Eugene H. Pons

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Spatio-Temporal Multimedia Big Data Analytics Using Deep Neural Networks, Samira Pouyanfar

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A Constructal Approach to the Design of Inflected Airplane Wings, Shanae Powell

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Outlaw Citizenship in Artistic Cities: Local Artistic Communities and Citizen Participation, Amelia A. Pridemore

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The Genetics of Olfactory and Visually Guided Attractive Behaviors in Aedes aegypti Mosquito, Joshua Ibukun Raji

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Many-Objective Hybrid Optimization Under Uncertainty With Applications, Sohail Reddy

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Employee Attribution of Human Resource Practices and Implications for Commitment, Turnover and Job Performance in Local Government Police, Merlene V. Reid

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Charles A. Dana, the Civil War Era, and American Republicanism, Eric X. Rivas

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The Influence of Employee Engagement on Discretionary Effort and Job Performance in the Cruise Line Customer Contact Center Workplace, Stephen B. Rodoquino III

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Women, Emotional Labor, and Higher Education Administration: A Qualitative Interview Study, Almi Rodriguez

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The The Relationships Between the Leadership Styles of Principals Assigned to Title I Middle Schools, Staff Longevity, School Climate, and Overall School Achievement, Anna L. Rodriguez

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Illustrating Jain Ethics in Medieval Didactic Literature: Virtue, Karma and Female Agency in the Lilavatisara, Carol Rodriguez

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Conservation and Management of Arapaima spp. in the Colombian Amazon, Ana A. Rojas

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Mesoscale Ceramic Cylindrical Ion Trap Mass Analyzers For In Situ Sample Analysis, Patrick Roman

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Quiet River, Heavy Waters: Un-Silencing Narratives of Social-Environmental Inequalities in the Cradle of Soviet Plutonium, Rosibel Roman

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Music Literacy: A Multicase Study of Five Choral Directors' Use and Understanding of Choral Music Literacy in the Choral Classroom, Alicia M. Romero Sardiñas

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Towards Stable Electrochemical Sensing for Wearable Wound Monitoring, Sohini RoyChoudhury

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A Comparison Study of the Executive Functioning Abilities and Reading Comprehension Skills of Students in Response to Intervention, Catherine Schultheis Salum

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The Impact of Socioeconomic Factors on Food Insecurity among Syrian Refugees in Florida, Racha Sankar

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Molecular Mechanism of DREAM Dimerization and Interactions with a Non-physiological Ligand Zn2+., Maria D. Santiago Estevez

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Leaving a Little Heaven Behind with Coltrane, or: The Performance is the Archive, Ismael Santos

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Black and White Notes: Segregation, Integration, and Urban Renewal Through Pittsburgh's Locals 60 and 471, Nathan Seeley

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Populism and Leader Polarization in Venezuela, Ecuador, and Turkey, Orcun Selcuk

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Trajectory Privacy Preservation and Lightweight Blockchain Techniques for Mobility-Centric IoT, Abdur Bin Shahid

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Ultra-Wideband Secure Communications and Direct RF Sampling Transceivers, Dimitrios Siafarikas

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Adaptive Closed-Loop Neuromorphic Controller for Use in Respiratory Pacing, Ricardo Siu

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Effectiveness of a 6-month Nutrition Intervention Targeting Prediabetes in People Living with HIV (PLWH) and Prediabetes, Alicia Sneij

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Study of Charge Carrier Transport in Graphene and Graphite as Two Dimensional and Quasi-Two Dimensional Materials and Their Interfaces, Nalat Sornkhampan

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Information Literacy in Higher Education: An Interdisciplinary Investigation of Library Instruction from the Academic Librarian, Faculty, and Student Perspectives, Barbara M. Sorondo

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Influence of Vermicompost Tea on Secondary Metabolites in Solanum lycopersicum within South Florida, Daphne K. Sugino Souffront

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The Development and Validation of the M.A.W.W.: A Measure to Assess Men's Allyhood toward Women in the Workplace, Edward J. Sullivan

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Data Analytics and Machine Learning to Enhance the Operational Visibility and Situation Awareness of Smart Grid High Penetration Photovoltaic Systems, Aditya Sundararajan

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Detection and Prevention of Abuse in Online Social Networks, Sajedul Karim Talukder

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The Shift from Conspicuous to Inconspicuous Consumption and the Messages Hidden in Plain Sight, Jaclyn Tanenbaum

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Non-Intrusive Affective Assessment in the Circumplex Model from Pupil Diameter and Facial Expression Monitoring, Sudarat Tangnimitchok

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Reputation-aware Trajectory-based Data Mining in the Internet of Things (IoT), Samia Tasnim

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The Impact of Microaggressions and Minority Stress on the Psychological Well-Being of Emerging Adult Sexual Minorities of Color, Michelle G. Thompson

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Multimodal Data Analytics and Fusion for Data Science, Haiman Tian