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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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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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Engineering Electromagnetic Systems for Next-Generation Brain-Machine Interface, Brayan Ricardo Navarrete

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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

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We're Here, We Exist: An Exploration of how Second-Generation Afro-Caribbean College Women Make Meaning of their Race, Ethnicity, and Gender, Emmanuela P. Stanislaus

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Alive and Possibly Dangerous, Lillian C. Starr

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Beyond Predation: How Do Consumers Mediate Bottom-up Processes in Ecosystems?, Bradley Austin Strickland

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Long-Term and Seasonal Drivers of Phytoplankton Assembly in a Subtropical Monomictic Lake, Kristy Lee Sullivan

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A Structural Equation Model Analysis of Computing Identity Sub-Constructs and Student Academic Persistence, Mohsen Taheri

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Innovation Diffusion Theory and Social Embeddedness - A New Perspective, Xuan Tan

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Data Analytic Approach to Support the Activation of Special Signal Timing Plans in Response to Congestion, Mosammat Tahnin Tariq

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Structural Health Monitoring of Pipelines in Radioactive Environments Through Acoustic Sensing and Machine Learning, Michael Thompson

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Representative Bureaucracy in Government Contracting: Examining Supplier Diversity Policy Implementation, Evelyn Trammell

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Investigating Educational Disparities in Belize: A Quantitative Study on the Impact of Student-Level Sociocultural Factors on Academic Achievement Among High School Seniors Across Belize, Aisha Usher

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Scalable Profiling and Visualization for Characterizing Microbiomes, Camilo Valdes

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Much Ado About Contemporary Women: Gender Adapted in Contemporary Settings, Jessica C. Valdes

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Colonial Possessions: Producing the Zombie in Erna Brodber's Myal, Joanna Lee Valdes

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Retrofitting and Rehabilitation of Bridge Components subjected to Predominantly Flexural Load using Thin UHPC shell, alireza valikhani

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Exploration of the Role of Microbiome Structure, Metabolism, and Modification in Black Band Disease Etiology, Patricia Waikel

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Examining the Effects of LMX Differentiation and Leaders' Relationships with Key Members on Teams: A Social Networks Approach, Chen Wang

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Nanoelectronic Applications of Magnetoelectric Nanostructures, Ping Wang

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The Promise and (Im)Possibility of the Debt-Free Student: A Qualitative Analysis, Michael W. Ward

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Neoliberalism and Monopoly in the Motion Picture Industry, Michael S. Wartenbe

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Laboratory and Epidemiological Characteristics of Zika Virus Infections in Florida, Stephen L. White

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Support Efficient, Scalable, and Online Social Spam Detection in System, Hailu Xu

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Microphysical-Dynamical Interaction in Tropical Cyclone Intensification, Zongyao Yang

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Cross Section Measurements of Deuteron Electro-Disintegration at Very High Recoil Momenta and Large 4-Momentum Transfers (Q2), Carlos Yero

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Statistical Modeling of Private Sector Participation in Disaster Risk Reduction Data, Wupeng Yin

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Elementary School Children's Perspective of Interactive Activities in English Class in China, Yaqing Yu

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Male Offenders Perspectives on Contextual and Proximal Events associated with Incidents of Domestic Violence, Sharon M. Aaron

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Examination of Black Men's Perceptions Of Personal Finance And Lived Experiences Developing Financial Literacy and Building Financial Capability Through The Lens of Institutional Racism, Jonathan B. Abdullah

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Silenced Bodies: (En)Gendering Syrian Refugee Insecurity in Lebanon, Jessy Abouarab

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Auditing Quality: A Critical Exploration of Faculty Members' Experiences with Quality Matters, Matthew M. Acevedo

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Negotiating with Patriarchy: Women, Sexuality, and Power in Yoruba Sacred Oral Genres., Ajoke Adebisi

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Lithium-Ion Hybrid Capacitor Devices: Towards High-Performance Electrochemical Capacitive Energy Storage, Ebenezer Dotun Adelowo

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Synergistic Activation of Inspiratory Muscles by an Adaptive Closed-loop Controller, Rabeya Zinnat Adury

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I am a Monster: An Exploration of the Self through Examination of Fragmented Identity or Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Becomes a Guide for Self-Reflection, Sherri A. Ahern

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Computational Analysis of Large-Scale Trends and Dynamics in Eukaryotic Protein Family Evolution, Joseph Boehm Ahrens

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Development of DNA Methylation Markers to Infer Age, Smoking Status and Body Fluid Types for Forensic Application, Hussain J.H. Alghanim

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The Effect of Methylphenidate on Associative Learning Among Youth with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Amy R. Altszuler

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Essays on International Macroeconomics and Monetary Policy, Renzo M. Alvarez Oyola

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Fighting Rebellion, Criminalizing Dissent: Governmental Responses to Political Criminality in Mexico and Colombia, 1870s - 1910s, Adrian Alzate Garcia

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Making History: The Sephardi Jewish Orphans of Sao-Tome and the African -American Appropriation of their Story, Arinze D. Amanfo

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Taking Matters into Your Own Hands: Self-Help and Black Firearm Crime, Candice Denise Ammons Blanfort

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Apparent Magnitude, Diana Anaya