Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Structured Observation as a Professional Development Tool to Prepare Teachers for Observing Social Responsiveness in Preschool Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Andrea Adelman

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Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior in Hispanic Adolescents: Associations with Self-efficacy, Weight Misperception, and Body Mass Index, Marissa D. Alert

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Optical Properties Measurements of Rat Muscle and Myocardium at 980 and 1860 nm Using Single Integrating Sphere Technique, Mohamed Abdulrahman Almadi

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Deconvolution of High Rate Flicker Electroretinograms, Ahmad O. Alokaily

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Recent Critiques and Defenses of Ethical Intuitionism, Noel E. Alphonse

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Intelligent and Adaptive Façade System: The Impact of Intelligent and Adaptive Façade on The Performance and Energy Efficiency of Buildings, Mohanned M. Al Thobaiti

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Shape-Shifting Creole Identities: Representations of Creole Figures in Nineteenth-Century Anglophone Transatlantic Literature, Claudia Amadori

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An Exploration of Selected Works for Horn, Voice, and Piano: Performance Considerations for the Horn Player, Jon Anderson

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Regenerative Failure of the Optic Nerve: The Role of KLFs and Phosphorylation, Akintomide Apara

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Multi-objective Design Optimization of Engineering Systems: Uncertainty Approach and Practical Applications., Aparna Aravelli

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Fabric Reinforced Cementitious Matrix (FRCM) Composites for Infrastructure Strengthening and Rehabilitation: Characterization Methods, Diana Arboleda

The Efficiency of Automated Theorem Proving by Translation to Less Expressive Logics, Negin Arhami

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College Choice Factors of Student-Athletes at Title I High Schools in Miami-Dade County, Florida, Cecilia E. Armesto

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Dynamics of Magma Supply, Storage and Migration at Basaltic Volcanoes: Geophysical Studies of the Galápagos and Hawaiian Volcanoes, Marco Bagnardi

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Remote Sensing Applications of Ambient Noise, Geoffrey J. Banker

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The Role of Scleraxis in Heart Valve Development and Disease, Damien N. Barnette

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Experimental Investigations of Base Drag Reduction Using Passive Jet Flow Control, William B. Bartow

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An Elusive Escape: "Feminine" Genres in Latin American Women's Fiction, Mary Bartsh

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Habitat Suitability and Bioenergetics of an Invasive Marine Fish (Pterois volitans) in Biscayne Bay, Florida, Nicholas A. Bernal

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Therapy for B-cell Lymphoma, Shruti Bhatt

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Brief Psychological Intervention for Acute Posttraumatic Stress: Individual and Trauma Factors Affecting Recovery in Low-SES Minorities., Lindsay M. Bira

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Mechanisms of Mitochondrial Regulation and Ischemic Neuroprotection by the PKCε Pathway, Kahlilia Christina Blanco

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Multiple Perspectives on Parent Involvement for Middle School Students Receiving Special Education Services, Erin T. Blatz

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Neural Progenitor Cell Transplantation and Proneurogenic Compound Administration Improve Outcomes After Trauma: Neuroprotection and Neurogenesis for the Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury, Meghan O. Blaya

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Using Garlic (Allium sativum) as a Masking Agent to Improve Palatability of Praziquantel-Medicated Feed for Juvenile Yellowtail Kingfish (Seriola lalandi), Andrew Blumenthal

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Witchcraft, Witchdoctors and Empire: The Proscription and Prosecution of African Spiritual Practices in British Atlantic Colonies, 1760-1960s, Danielle N. Boaz

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Literature of Return: Back to Africa, Belonging, and Modernity, David Michael Borman

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More Intense Affective Experiences, Less Intense Affective Forecasts:Affective Forecasters Overestimate the Influence of Outcome Specifications, Eva C. Buechel

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Doodle Tongue Jazz Articulation for the Trumpet Player, Christopher Burbank

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Motivation Orientation and School Readiness in Children Served by Head Start, Andres Sebastian Bustamante

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Relationship Between Cultural Vulnerability Factors and Quality of Life in Ethnically Diverse Prostate Cancer Survivors, Natalie E. Bustillo

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Immokalee Farm Workers and their Social Crisis in Education and Health, Mary Cano

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Characterization of PTLS-like Phenotypes in a Conditional Rai1 Transgenic Mouse Model and Study of Rai1 Molecular Function, Lei Cao

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The Relationship Between Hoarding and Distractibility, Julia Y. Carbonella

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American Joyce: Representations of the United States in Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Ulysses, and Finnegans Wake, Briana N. Casali

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Safe Havens or Danger Zones?: A Multilevel Examination of Immigration, Community, and Intimate Partner Violence, Adrienne Celaya

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The Effects of Orbital Precession on Tropical Precipitation, Kimberly Ann Chamales

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A Strategy for Proper Utilization of the Glottis and Implications of Improper Use in Trumpet Performance, Ryan R. Chapman

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Function of the Insect Olfactory Receptor Co-receptor Subunit and Its Interactions with Odorant-binding Subunits, Sisi Chen

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Enhanced Optical and Electrical Properties of Organic Field Effect Transistor using Metal Nanoparticles, Seongman Cho

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Typhoon Generated Surface Gravity Waves Measured by NOMAD-type Buoys, Clarence O. Collins III

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Gene-Environment Interaction in Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Exogenous Estrogen, Cigarette Smoking, and VEGF Pathway Polymorphisms, Monique D. Courtenay

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Interfacial and Spectroscopic Studies of Biomacromolecules and CdSe(ZnS) Quantum Dots, Nicholas F. Crawford

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The Frontiers of Environmental Education: Understanding the Role of Community-Based Organizations in the Socio-Ecological Learning of Urban Youth, Katie L. Crosley

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The Perceived Quality of Parent-Child Relationships and Dating Violence Experiences Among a Predominantly Heterosexual, Female, and Hispanic-Identified Sample of Emerging Adults, Amanda M. Cummings

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The Effect of a Community-Based Exercise Program on Inflammation, Metabolic Risk, and Fitness Levels Among Persons Living with HIV/AIDS, Stacy E. Cutrono

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Cognitive Mechanisms of Anger Regulation: The Role of Executive Function, Katherine G. Denny

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Regulation of CD4+ Autoimmune Memory by CTLA4, Priyadharshini Devarajan

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Development of “Turn-On” Fluorescent Nuclobase Mimics as Kiinase Inhibitors, Jyothi Dhuguru

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Extending the Novel A-FEM to Model Arbitrary Cracking in Thermo-elastic Solids, Bao-Chan Do

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A First Grade Teacher’s Implementation of the Multicultural Read Aloud Lesson in Voices Reading: How Active Participatory Structure and Personal Relevance are Used to Mediate Text Engagement, Kristen Doorn

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Peer Victimization and Efforts to Cope: Prevalence, Types, and Relationships of Coping Strategies, Caroline J. Ehrlich

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Teachers' Educational Beliefs and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students within Response to Intervention, Anabel Espinosa

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Optical Beam Propagation in Oceanic Turbulence, Nathan Farwell

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Observations and Modeling of Microbial Water Quality at Recreational Beaches, Zhixuan Feng

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Far as the Curse is Found: Evangelical Protestants and the Affordable Care Act, Berkeley A. Franz

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Improvisation Within the Beginning Band Curriculum: Creating a Comprehensive Improvisational Resource for the Middle School Music Educator, Christopher R. Gagne

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Effect of a Lifestyle Modification Intervention on Perceived Stress: Associations with Weight Loss and A1c in Type 2 Diabetes, Karin A. Garcia

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Vocal Recording Techniques for the Modern Digital Studio, Kelly K. Garner

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Violence and History in South Asian Partition Literature, Devi Gautam

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The Influence of Sexual Assault History on Relationship Functioning, Emily J. Georgia

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Hamelin Pool Stromatolites: Ages and Interactions with the Depositional Environment, Paige E. Giusfredi

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The Effects of ATP and Adenosine on the Extracellular Matrix Biosynthesis Via Purinergic Pathways, Silvia D. Gonzales

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On the Combinatorics of the Free Lie Algebra With Multiple Brackets, Rafael S. González D'León

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Retinoic Acid and Transforming Growth Factor – Beta Control Mucosal Perforin-1 Dependent CD8 CTL Mediated Cytotoxicity by Regulating the Spectrum of Granzyme Expression and CD103 Restriction, Louis E. Gonzalez

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Short-Term Peak Demand Forecasting Using an Artificial Neural Network with Controlled Peak Demand Through Intelligent Electrical Loading, Jason L. Grant

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Surface Deformation Measured with Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar: Case Studies of Basin and Range and Garlock-San Andreas Fault, Fernando Greene

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A Performance Guide to Select A Cappella Works of Jean Sibelius Including Translations and Phonetic Transcriptions of Finnish Texts, John Guarente

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Ethnicity, Perceptions of Family Environment, and Schizophrenia Symptoms, Kayla K. Gurak

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Living in Limb/o: Reading Dismemberment and Orphanhood in Contemporary Spanish Caribbean Literature, Sara J. Gusky

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On the Allelic Architecture of Multiple Sclerosis in Sardinia, Athena Hadjixenofontos

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Deliberate Practice of High School Instrumentalists: A Theoretical Model, Peter J. Hamlin

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A Critical Edition Score and Errata Studies to Michael Colgrass' Winds of Nagual, Michael E. Hancock

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Integrated Monitoring and Stock Assessment of Spatially Heterogeneous Reef Fisheries, William J. Harford

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Directing the Development of Posterior Neural Fates: The Role of FGF, Cdx, and hox genes, Albert G. Hayward II

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Prospective Associations Between Adolescents' Peer Victimization and Physical Health Problems, Whitney M. Herge

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Perfectionism as a Predictor of Eating Disorder Symptoms: A Comparative Study of Female College Athletes and Non-athletes, Sarah R. Hewes

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Identification of Genetic Determinants of Aging Traits, James E. Hicks Jr

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Social Competence in Children with Cochlear Implants and Normal Hearing: Longitudinal Trajectories and Interrater Differences, Michael Hoffman

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The Effect of Tobacco Smoke Toxicants on Hyaluronic Acid Family Biomarkers of Urothelial Neoplasms, Kelly T. Hoye

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Analysis of Extracellular ATP Distribution in the Intervertebral Disc Using a Finite Element Model, Byron C. Hsu

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Sparse Model Learning for Inferring Genotype and Phenotype Associations, Anhui Huang

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The Exploration and Creation of Cello Arrangements for Selected Works by Carlos Guastavino, Cecilia M. Huerta

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A Model-Based Music Recommendation System for Individual Users and Implicit User Groups, Yajie Hu

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Purpose-Relativity and Ontology, Nurbay Irmak

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Orchestral Music of Latin America: a Catalog for Performers, Andrés F. Jaime

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Rubies, Hallie Johnston

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Biotic and Abiotic Influences on Algal Symbiont (Symbiodinium spp.) Community Dynamics in Reef Corals Recovering from Disturbance, Paul R. Jones

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The Effectiveness of Spider-Tech™ Kinesiology Taping and the McConnell Taping Technique on Neuromuscular Characteristics of the Vastus Medialis Oblique and Vastus Lateralis, Joint Kinematics, and Pain in Individuals with Patellofemoral Pain during Functional Task Performance, Hyung-pil Jun

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Impact of Ethnic Identity on Adaptation to Surgery for Breast Cancer in Hispanic and non-Hispanic White Women, Devika Jutagir

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Effect of Employment on Health-Related Quality of Life, Healthcare Expenditures, and Healthcare Utilization of Older Adults, Diana Kachan

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Weak States and Major Powers in the 21st Century, Hanna S. Kassab

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The Unencumbered Body: Imagining Liberty and Sovereignty in Pre- and Post- Revolutionary Literatures of the Americas, Elizabeth E. Kelly

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Age-Related Changes in the Nervous System of Aplysia californica, Andrew T. Kempsell

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Declining Gayborhood or Homonormative Playground in the Making? South Beach Reinvented., Kai M. Kenttamaa Squires

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The Role of Calpain in Kidney Podocytes, in Health and Disease, Jin Ju Kim

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Investigating the Effects of a Multicomponent Intervention on the Mathematical Word Problem-Solving Skills of Third Graders Identified as LD, At-Risk. and/or ESOL, Sheri Kingsdorf

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Genetically Designed Bacterial Biosystems for Environmental and Biomedical Applications, Leslie D. Knecht

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Lossless Compression of Images, Basar Koc

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Tropical Cyclogenesis: Observed Processes and Predictability, William Anthony Komaromi