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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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

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

Ultra Wideband Antennas for Personal Communication Devices, Kamal Garg

Analysis of Slot Antennas Using the Finite Difference Time Domain Method, Nimisha Garg

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

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A master-slave architecture for parallel speaker recognition, Sunil Kumar Godavarthi

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A master-slave architecture for parallel speaker recognition, Sunil Kumar Godavarthi

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

Breastfeeding practices and nutritional status of adolescent mothers and infants that participate in the women, infants, and children nutrition program (WIC), Rebecca J. Granda

Factors positively influencing academically successful, highly motivated african-american high school students, Linda Caldwell Grant

Thin films fabricated from a nanoparticle beam, Peter D. Griffiths

The effects of Kangaroo care on the vital signs of preterm infants, Megan Moore Grindstaff

Evaluation of automotive lenses for forensic applications, Susan T. Gross

Performance improvement in a grid computing environment using condor and beowulf clusters, Bangalore Rao Guruprakash

Centrally managed distributed networks-management and integration scheme, Yonas Hambissa

Electrically tunable microstrip line hairpin filter using yttirum barium copper oxide (YBCO) high temperature superconductor and strontium titanate (STO) ferroelectric patches, Jude Lincoln Hankey

Language maintenance and use in South Florida hispanic university students: do educational programs matter?, Deborah Judith Hasson

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Botánicas: absence in Cuba, proliferation in the United States, José A. Lammoglia

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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

Nutritional status of United States Coast Guard law enforcement detachment groups before and after a deployment, Carolyn Marie Bauer

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Aspects of the transplantation, storage and maintenance of corals (Montastraea Faveolata, Acropora Cervicornis and A. Palmata), Lillian C. Becker

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Clinician perceptions of factors that enhance patient compliance in physical therapy, Victoria R. Benea

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A phenomenological perspective of the lived experiences of Jewish holocaust survivors seeking health care in the United States today, Marsha Berger

Effect of delay of first interview and repetition of interview on accuracy and confidence of recall of a flashbulb-type memory, Richard Allan Berg

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Dynamic data retrieval on the world wide web, Dmitriy Beryoza

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Engineering access control for distributed enterprise applications, Konstantin Beznosov

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Picking up the pieces: body parts and female power in Shakespeare's The rape of Lucrece, Daphne Blum

Molecular detection using metallic nanowires with quantized conductance, Albert Bogozi

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The United States and the politics of trade: the banana war with Europe and the Caribbean, Niala Boodhoo

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World coffee markets and national coffee parastatals since 1989: a comparative study of Colombia and Cote D'ivoire, Laura Elizabeth Boudon

The acceptability and utility of voir dire questionnaires in Florida circuit civil court, Kendra Horstmyer Brennan

Pioneers in the study of motion, Susan Briante

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A test of a tripartite framework of team strategy development, Kevin William Brown

Racial/ethnic differences on the body image perceptions and weight concerns of fourth grade girls, Kara Ann Burnstine

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Exploring the role of therapy process and outcome in interventions that target adolescent identity and intimacy, Janene R. Bussell

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Social networks of immigrant preadolescents : network structure,sources of support, and psychological well-being, Gastón Luis Bustos

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The role of death qualification in venirepersons' evaluations of aggravating and mitigating circumstances in capital trials, Brooke M. Butler

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Schools and the formation of black identity during the civil rights movement: change and resistance in Holly Springs, Mississippi, 1964-1974, David Marcos Callejo-Perez

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Parental behaviors in child anxiety: an observational study, Delight Hicks Carmichael

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Countering the consideration of extra-legal factors in damage award decisions, Tracey Renee Carpenter

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The function and failure of plantation government: interpreting spaces of power and discipline in representations of slave plantations, Karen Michelle Carson

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Vulnerable identities: Maya Yucatec identities in a postmodern world, Juan Castillo Cocom

Big city days race and labor in early Miami 1914-1925, Thomas Albert Castillo

Kerouac, Ginsberg, Snyder: The beat generation reconsidered as postmodern literature, Raj Chandarlapaty

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Relationship between personality hardiness and critical care nurses' perception of stress and coping in the critical care environment, Catherina Ivette Chang

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Multilingual interactive integrated multimedia based e-commerce, Amol S. Chobe

America's breast implant craze: exploring the politics of a postmodern gendered body, Pamela Michelle Clark

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A case study of the performing arts production program as a means of inclusive community building within the performing arts management domain, Kawachi Ahmon Clemons

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The effects of phosphorus and carbon additions on anaerobic microbial activity in peat soils of the Florida Everglades, Gisele Louise Colbert

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Criminal appearance and legal decision-making, Marisa Evelyn Collett

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Political corruption in the Caribbean basin : a comparative analysis of Jamaica and Costa Rica, Michael W. Collier

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Facing a paradigm shift in professional credentialing: preparedness of registered dietitians for professional development 2001, Nancy Collins

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The dissociative recombination of the helium molecular ion the observed final products, Luminita Coman

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The Hall A Aerogel Čerenkov detector, Marius Coman

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Health care utilization behavior of elders in a multicultural urban environment, Katherine Marie Condon

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In vitro effect of shark cartilage on human leukocyte function, Aline Cornelissen

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Horizontal genetic transfer in asexual fungi, Blanca R. Cortes

Phosphorus enrichment effects on interactions among the ecosystem components in a long-hydroperiod oligotrophic marsh in Everglades National Park, Susan Kay Dailey

Working adult students' perspectives on persisting in college, Beverly F. Dalrymple

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Efficient storage and retrieval of georeferenced objects in a semantic database for web-based applications, Debra Lee Davis

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Group conflict handling: effects on group conflict type-group outcome relationships, Leslie A. DeChurch

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Predicting employee compliance with safety regulations, factoring risk perception, Yenny Farinas Diaz

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A descriptive correlation of medication and dietary compliance beliefs with functional limitations in heart failure patients, Dorothy B. Diener

An approach for model checking petri nets based software architecture, Junhua Ding

The effect of a history of colic on carbohydrate absorption in infants consuming different fruit juices, Debora Duro

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A computer simulation model for single-lane roundabouts, Hesham Roshdy Elbadrawi

Role engagement in individuals with schizophrenia residing at assisted living facilities, Jody Marie Elliot

Optimization of capillary electrophoresis for the analysis of organic acids and explosives, Xiofang Fan

A survey of nutrition and aging research in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, Ana Cecilia Fernandez Gaxiola

Political transition and institutionalization of party politics in Venezuela, Ricardo Diego Ferreyra

Persistent phantoms: the supernatural in victorian fiction as metaphor for an age of transition, Leslie Abrams Froelich

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Karl Kraus and the Jewish question: assimilation, language, and persecution in Vienna, 1874-1936, Chad Russell Fulwider

State Building and Regionalism in Latin America: Central America and the Rio De La Plata, 1810-1850, Andres Garcia

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The takings: a novel, Andrew P. Golden

The effects of cross-age peer tutoring on writing and reading comprehension skills and attitudes and self- perceptions as writers of third and fourth grade students, Artis McChesney Gray

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The effects of cross-age peer tutoring on writing and reading comprehension skills and attitudes and self- perceptions as writers of third and fourth grade students, Artis McChesney Gray

Pasiphae : A Piece for Symphony Orchestra, Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann