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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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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

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Pyrolysis of Jet Propellants and Oxidation of Polycyclic Aromatic Radicals with Molecular Oxygen: Theoretical Study of Potential Energy Surfaces, Mechanisms, and Kinetics, Daniel E. Belisario-Lara

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Economic Development on U.S. Native American Reservations: A Case Study of the Tribes of Florida, Diane Benitez

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The "New" Black in the New South: Negotiating Race and Space in North Carolina's Immigrant Communities, Masonya Joy Bennett

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On-line Condition Monitoring, Fault Detection and Diagnosis in Electrical Machines and Power Electronic Converters, Alberto Berzoy

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Making African Civil Society Work: Assessing Conditions for Democratic State-Society Relations in Rwanda, Fiacre Bienvenu

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A Confluence of Invasion, Behavioral, and Theoretical Ecology: What Drives Ephemeral Metacommunity Re-assembly?, Jesse Ryan Blanchard

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This Terrible Silence, Jeff Bonar

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Social Dominance Orientation and Emotion Regulation: A Parallel Multiple Mediator Model of Instigated Incivility Moderated By Workgroup Civility Climate, Fabiana Brunetta

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Do Community Food Security Assessments Contribute to a Reduction in Food Insecurity at the County Level?, John D. Buschman

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Structure and Mechanism of Mycobacterial Topoisomerase I, nan cao

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Religion and Ethnicity among Afro-Colombian Muslims in Buenaventura (Colombia), Diego Giovanni Castellanos

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Re-Imagining the Victorian Classics: Postcolonial Feminist Rewritings of Emily Brontë, Yannel Celestrin

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Buffer States in Sub-Systemic Rivalries: Analyzing Nepal's Role in Sino-Indian Security Dynamics, Bibek Chand

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Memory-Aware Scheduling for Fixed Priority Hard Real-Time Computing Systems, Gustavo A. Chaparro-Baquero

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Saltwater Intrusion and Vegetation Shifts Drive Changes in Carbon Storage in Coastal Wetlands, Sean Patrick Charles

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Eating Frequency and the Role of Snacking on Body Weight of WIC Preschool Children, Andrea Charvet

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The Catalytic Performance of Lithium Oxygen Battery Cathodes, Neha Chawla