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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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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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Improving Satisfaction, Engagement and Clinical Outcomes among Traditionally Underserved Children through Cultural Formulation, Amanda Lucia Sanchez

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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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Examining Emotion-related Processes in Selective Mutism; Autonomic, Behavioral and Parental Factors, Rachel B. Tenenbaum

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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

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The Immunosuppressive Role of Edn3/Ednrb Signaling in the Melanoma Microenvironment, Juliano Tiburcio de Freitas

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Coherent and Incoherent Dynamics of Quasiparticles in Monolayer Molybdenum Diselenide, Michael Titze

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Role of Withaferin A as a Neuroprotectant against Beta Amyloid Induced Toxicity and associated mechanism, Sneham Tiwari

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Democracy and Bureaucracy of Smart Place: Coral Gables, FL and the Role of Aspirational Content in Local Governance, Ramon Trias

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Construction Workers' Health and Safety During Post Disaster Reconstruction Phase: A Case Study in Nepal, S M Jamil Uddin

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#FOMO: How the Fear of Missing Out Drives Consumer Purchase Decisions, Michelle Van Solt

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Confirmation Bias: Misinformation in Society, Refutation as a Pedagogical Solution, and the Turn of the Screw, Crystal Veber

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Benthic Foraminiferal Assemblages from Marshes and Mangroves in the Everglades (South Florida, USA) and Their Application as Proxies for Habitat Shifts due to Sea Level Rise, Zoe Verlaak

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Utilizing Multi-Criteria Analysis and Analytical Hierarchy Process to Facilitate Everglades Restoration Decision-Making, Chloe C. Vorseth

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Topoisomerase and Tyrosyl-DNA-phosphodiesterase Ratio as an Indicator for the Response of Glioblastoma Cancer to Topoisomerase Targeting Anticancer Drugs, Wenjie Wang

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Cognitive Factors and Parasympathetic Regulation as Interacting Mechanisms of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Anthony R. Ward

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Why Black Collegiate Women Volunteer: A Perspective on Meaning Making through Service with the Community, Nashira Williams

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Assessing Cognitive Interview Mnemonics and Their Effectiveness with Non-Native English Speakers, Bryan Keith Wylie

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A New Study of Applying Complexity Theoretical Tools in Algorithm Design, Shuai Xu

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Developing a Meta-Population Framework for Caribbean Spiny Lobster (Panulirus argus) Stocks, Nan Yao

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Reggaeir@ Sou Eu: Race, Nation and the Politics of Identity in Roots Reggae Culture in Sao Luis do Maranhao, Brazil, Gloria Angebelle Yawson

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Functionalized Aptamers for Detection of Small-Molecule Targets, Haixiang Yu

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Theory and Practice in Political Economy: Explaining Continuity in South American Socioeconomic Conditions, Diego Zambrano

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Dominant and Critical Mathematics: A Multi-Case Study Examining Mathematics Teachers’ Equitable Teaching Practices, Laura Zamudio

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The Role of inositol Polyphosphate-4-Phosphatase Type II b (INPP4B) in Obese Models and Endocrine Cancers, Manqi Zhang

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Dual Role of Rin1 in Cancer Cell Behavior: Is Cortactin a New Rin1-interacting Partner?, Wei Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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The Development of Early Spatial Thinking, Carla Abad

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Developing Ocean Color Algorithm using Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) Sensor for Shallow Coastal Water Bodies, Mohd Manzar Abbas

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Active Fault-Tolerant Control Design for Nonlinear Systems, Ali Reza Abbaspour

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Supervisory Practices in a Virtual Internship Program: A Multi-Case Study, Elizabeth Adadi

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Discovery and Targeted Monitoring of Biomarkers Using Liquid Chromatography, Ion Mobility Spectrometry , and Mass Spectrometry, Kendra J. Adams

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Polarization Observables for γp −> K+Λ at Photon Energies up to 5.45 GeV, Shankar Dayal Adhikari

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Santeria Ritual Sacrificial Practices in Miami, Erhomarhua Afure

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Hybrid Electrochemical Capacitors: Materials, Optimization, and Miniaturization, Richa Agrawal

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Imaginative Ecosystems: Clamoring for Visibility and Opacity in Miami's Climate Justice Movement, Laura Maria Aguirre

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Plasmonic Nanoplatforms for Biochemical Sensing and Medical Applications, Arash Ahmadivand

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Energy Demand Response for High-Performance Computing Systems, Kishwar Ahmed

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The Effect of Vitamin D3 Supplementation of Biomarkers of Oxidative Stress and Glycemic Status in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes, Sahar Ajabshir

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Promoting Healthy Eating Habits and Physical Activity among School-aged Children in Kuwait – “My Healthy Habits" Summer Camp, Ghanima Alabdullah

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A Dynamical System Approach for Resource-Constrained Mobile Robotics, Tauhidul Alam

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The Effects of Frequent Atmospheric Events and Hydrologic Infrastructure on Flow Characterization in Tims Branch and its Major Tributary, SC, Mohammed Albassam

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Racial Constructions and Activism Within Graphic Literature. An Analysis of Hank McCoy, The Beast, Juan D. Alfonso

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The Effects of Video Prompting on Teaching Daily Living Tasks to Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Mashal Salman Aljehany

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Developing Medicine: Cuba, Modernization, and Public Health, 1898-1945, Jessica Leigh Allison

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Design of Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure at Flood Prone Areas in the City of Miami Beach, FLORIDA, USA, Noura Alsarawi

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A Mobile-Based Intervention for Obesity Prevention Among Female College Students in Saudi Arabia: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Abeer Hussain Alssafi

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A Field Study Examining the Effect of High Intoxication Levels and Identification Format on Witnesses' Memory for Faces and Events, Christopher Altman

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Understanding and Improving Older Male Participation and Older Adult Adherence in Evidence-Based Health Promotion Programs, Chelsie L. Anderson

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Regulation of Juvenile Hormone Synthesis by 20-Hydroxyecdysone in the Yellow-fever Mosquito, Aedes aegypti, Maria Areiza

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Clairvoyance in Jainism: Avadhijñāna in Philosophy, Epistemology and Literature, Kuldeep Ashok Kumar

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Synthesis, Processing, and Fundamental Phase Formation Study of CZTS Films for Solar Cell Applications, Osama Awadallah

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Dynamics of Iranian-Saudi Relations in the Persian Gulf Regional Security Complex (1920-1979), Nima Baghdadi

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Aptamer-Based Assay For Detection Of Ochratoxin A, Amanda Nicole Bartley

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Exploring the Neural Mechanisms of Physics Learning, Jessica E. Bartley

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Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Arctic Nearshore Fish Community and Food Web Structures, Mark B. Barton

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Identifying and Intervening on Neural Markers of Attention to Threat in Children with Anxiety Disorders, Michele Bechor

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Occurrence and Consequences of Surprise Internal Control Disclosures, Hambisa Belina