Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Learnable Knowledge for Autonomous Agents, Saminda W. Abeyruwan

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Early Summer Rains and Their Mid-Summer Cessation Over the Caribbean: Dynamics, Predictability, and Applications., Theodore L. Allen

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Predictors of Treatment Integrity in an Adherence Intervention Delivered by Multidisciplinary Healthcare Providers, Adrianne N. Alpern

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Development of Virtual Air/Water Flow Meters Using Fan / Pump Head and Motor Power, Esber Andiroglu

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Outcomes in Patients with Degenerative vs. Non-Degenerative Meniscus Tears, Eryn K. Apanovitch

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Forging an Anonymous Voice in the Spanish-Language Mass Media of the United States, Hannah Artman

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Clumped Isotope Signals of Biogenic and Non-biogenic Carbonates, Deniz Atasoy

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Smoke Screens or Transparency? The Analysis of Cuban Military Trial 1A from 1989, Ariela M. Atwell

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Forward-Scan 2-D Sonar Image Formation and 3-D Reconstruction, Murat D. Aykin

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Accountant Quality: Evidence from LinkedIn, John M. Barrios

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The Influence of Cloud Feedbacks on Climate Variability and Change, Katinka Bellomo

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Role of FANCA in DNA Damage Repair, Anaid Benitez

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The Stress of Adolescence: The Impact of Self-Perceived Body Development on Adult Health, Isabelle C. Beulaygue

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A Multimethod Assessment of Emotion Regulation and Associations with Anxiety Symptoms in a Clinical Sample of School-Age Youth, Emily Laird Bilek

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Minority Stress and Well-Being in Adult Gay Men: The Mediating Role of Authenticity, Daniel K. Birichi

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Legal Fictions: The Trope of Criminality in Nineteenth-Century American Literature, Brian D. Breed

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Peptide-Capped Nanoparticles for Catalysis and Assembly, Beverly D. Briggs

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The Pain of Combat for Mexican-American Veterans: A Cohort Analysis of Vietnam and Iraq/Afghanistan Veterans, Roberto Cancio Jr

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S-nitrosoglutathione Reductase-dependent PPARgamma Denitrosylation Participates in MSC-derived Adipogenesis and Osteogenesis, Yenong Cao

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Profiles of Classroom Engagement in Head Start Children: Associations with Academic Readiness, Tracy Carter

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An Examination of the Relationship between Accreditation and Learning Outcomes Assessment Standards in English Language Programs, Julia R. Cayuso

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Gaining Insight into the Meaning of Complementary/Alternative Healing among Chronically Ill Individuals, Anwesa Chatterjee

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Host-Guest Binding Interactions Influenced by Electrochemical Reactions, Beijun Cheng

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Nonlinear Dynamics of Some Ecological and Epidemiological Models, Jing Chen

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A Methodology for a Data-Driven Model and Approach for Content-Specific Assessment of Service Workflows, Damian A. Clarke

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The Dark Knight Trilogy: An Overview of Adaptation and Disqualification of Genre, Thomas E. Conine III

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Explicit Air-Sea Momentum Exchange in Coupled Atmosphere-Wave-Ocean Modeling of Tropical Cyclones, Milan Curcic

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DSM-IV, DSM-5, and ICD-11: Identification of Children with PTSD After Disasters, BreAnne A. Danzi

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Cloud and Aerosol Optics by Polarized Micro Pulse Lidar and Ground Based Measurements of Zenith Radiance, Rodrigo Delgadillo

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Durability of Externally Bonded CFRP Subjected to Accelerated Conditioning, Francesca Dello Monaco

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A Structural Model of Physiological and Psychological Effects on Adolescent Male Singing, Craig Denison

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Social Determinants of Depression among Hispanic Women, Giovanna C. De Oliveira

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Inspiration at the Eleventh Hour: The Nationalist Revisions of James Joyce, Seán O’Casey, and William Butler Yeats, Barry C. Devine

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Nutrient Dynamics in the Coral-Algal Symbiosis: Developing Insight from Biogeochemical Techniques, Quinn Devlin

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Multi-Scale Modeling of Anopheles Mosquito Distribution in Southern Mali, Julius R. Dewald

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Perceived Barriers to Higher Education Among First-Generation and Non-First-Generation Latino Male High School Students, Roopa Dominguez

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Two Sides of the Same Coin- A Qualitative Meta-Study of Factors Influencing Immigrant Women’s Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence., Stephanie L. Donnelly

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Antidepressant Interactions of Ketamine and Glycogen Synthase Kinase-3 (GSK3) in Mice, Kimberlee Downey

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Relativism, Disagreement, and Assertion, Micah C. Dugas

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Visual Narratives and Metaphors as Tools for Teaching in the Foreign Language Classroom: A Sociocultural and Critical Perspective, Mónica Alexandra Durán

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On the Configuration Spaces of Lens Spaces, Kyle H. Evans-Lee

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Capitalizing on the Symbolic Value of Brand Assets, Tatiana M. Fajardo

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Geodetic Imaging of Tectonic Deformation with InSAR, Heresh Fattahi

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Multi-Scale Remote Sensing Assessments of Forested Wetlands: Applications to the Everglades National Park, Emanuelle A. Feliciano

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Effects of the Political Climate on IFRS Adoption in Latin America, Mailyn Fernandez

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Effect of Pre-College Factors on Students’ Retention During the First Two Years at a Small Private University in Ecuador, Marcelo X. Fernandez

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Immigrant Mothers in Abusive Relationships: Decisions and Actions, Michelle Fernandez

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The Effect of Disclosure of HIV Status and Sexual Orientation on HIV Prognosis over Four Years, Calvin J. Fitch

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Growth, Mortality, and Availability of Eastern Pacific Sailfish, Mark D. Fitchett

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Are Smiles Reliable Due to Costs of Social Punishment?, Daniel Forster

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IGF-I Producing Neural Crest Stem Cells: a Long-term DPN Treatment, Veronica R. Fortino

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A Political Ecology of Solid Waste Management in Niadub, Panama, Marc Fruitema

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Numerical Modeling of Onshore Plankton Transport, Atsushi G. Fujimura

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Shark Vulnerability to Fishery Interactions: Assessing Ecological, Physiological, and Social Agents of Risk, Austin J. Gallagher

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Dopaminergic Variants in Siblings at High Risk for Autism: Associations with Joint Attention and Behavior Problems, Devon N. Gangi

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Laurie Frink's Method of Trumpet Instruction, Derek R. Ganong

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Early Detection and Intervention Strategies for Acute Cartilage Injury after Intact Joint Impact: In-vitro Porcine Knee Model, Amaris Genemaras

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Improving Sensing Through the Design of Recombinant Proteins, Megan Marie Gillespie

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Pegylation and Bioactive Modification of Pancreatic Islet Surfaces to Enhance Graft Survival in Cell Therapy for Type I Diabetes, Jaime A. Giraldo

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Insertional Mutagenesis Screen Identifies HACE1 as a HER2 Cooperating Tumor Suppressor Whose Loss Results In Hyperactive Rac Signaling, Erik T. Goka

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Immigrant Residential Concentration and Ethnic Economy as Correlates of Violent Crime Rates: Can Ethnic Enclave Theory Help Solve the Immigrant Paradox?, Feodor A. Gostjev

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Aequorin Mutants with Site-Specifically Incorporated Non-Natural Amino Acids for Biomedical Applications, Kristen Marie Grinstead

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Evolution of Polyspora ( = Gordonia; Theaceae) in Sri Lanka, Liyana A. A. H. Gunathilake

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A Case Study of HD Radio Diffusion in the United States, John C.C. Halbert

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An Analysis of the Grip System: An Approach to Jazz Harmony, Jared T. Hall

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A Comparison of the Improvisational Styles of Trombonists Conrad Herwig and Steve Davis, Andrew T. Hamilton

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Taking Credit and Avoiding Responsibility: The Causes and Career Consequences of Managers’ Strategic Disclosures, Yamin Hao

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A Family upon the Deep Blue Sea: The Atlantic Life of Eliza Lucas Pinckney, Megan L. Hatfield

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Prediction of Severe Postoperative Pain: Modification and Validation of a Clinical Prediction Tool, Shayne Hauglum

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The Impact of Postactivation Potentiation Using the Back Squat versus the Hang Clean on Sprinting and Jumping Performance in Division I Athletes, Héctor M. Heredia Vargas

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Jesus the Virtue Ethicist: A Metaethical Anticpation of Moral Sentimentalism, Empathy and Care, David A. Hodge Sr.

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Optimization and Modeling of Multicomponent Auditory Evoked Potentials Using Deconvolution and Stimulation Memory, Fred D. Holt IV

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Does Religion Promote Modesty? Correlational and Experimental Tests, Liana SE Hone

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Molecular Mechanisms of Myosin Light Chain Mutation-Induced Cardiomyopathies, Wenrui Huang

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Targeted Drug Delivery: Dendrimer Technology for the Delivery of Biologically Active Therapeutics, Keryn Hughes

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The Role of Sox9 in Heart Valve Maintenance and Disease, Danielle J. Huk

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Design of Novel Bioluminescent Nucleic Acid Sensing Systems for Clinical Analysis, Eric Anthony Hunt

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Characteristics of Maurice Ravel's Compositional Language as Seen Through the Texture of his Selected Piano Works and the Piano Suite "Gaspard de la Nuit", Oleksii Ivanchenko

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Activation and Inhibition of Pannexin 1 Channels, David G. Jackson

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A Study of Influence of Supramolecular Confinement on the Photochemistry of Organic Guest Molecules., Pradeepkumar Jagadesan

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The Role of the Jazz Guitarist in Adapting to the Jazz Trio, the Jazz Quartet, and the Jazz Quintet, Tim F. Jago

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Design and Fabrication of Optical Polymer Waveguide Devices for Optical Interconnects and Integrated Optical Coherence Tomography, Guomin Jiang

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Pore Structure and Petrophysical Characterization of Hamelin Pool Stromatolites and Pavements, Shark Bay, Western Australia, Ergin Karaca

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Rewriting the Past: The Influence of Written Emotional Expression on Psychosocial Outcomes, Physical Symptoms, Medication Adherence, CD4 Cell Count, and Viral Load in HIV., Courtney B. Kelsch

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Assessing Behavioral and Emotional Avoidance in Adolescents: A Psychometric Validation Study, Sarah Kennedy

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The Effect of Auditory Stimulus Complexity on Rhythmic Motor Entrainment in Elderly Persons with Cognitive Impairment, Emily Anne Dugas Lambert

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The Effects of Telephone-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management on Inflammation and Symptoms in Myalgic Enchephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Computational Immunology Approach, Emily G. Lattie

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Clandestine Quotation and Micro-Quotation as Compositional Resources in the Trumpet Concerto Necessary Steps, Peter J. Learn

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Observations of Meandering and Upwelling Events in the Agulhas Current at 34°S, Greta M. Leber

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Optimal Design of Solar Photovoltaic Systems, Hoe-Gil Lee

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The Effect of Auditory Pitch Range on Sustained and Selective Attention: A Comparison of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Typically-Developing Children, Hyun-Jung Lee

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Investigation of Co-Flow Jet Flow Control and its Applications, Alexis Michel Lefebvre

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The Influence of Electronic Word-of-Mouth (eWOM) on College Search and Choice, Whitney S. Lehmann

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The Evolutionary Maintenance of Cooperative Nest Construction in Sociable Weavers (Philetairus socius), Gavin M. Leighton

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The Development and Examination of a New Walking Executive Function Test for People Over 50 Years of Age, Arturo Leyva Pizano

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Essays in Political Economics and Public Policy, Cheng Li

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Role of CDC37 in the Structural Proofreading of ERBB Receptor Tyrosine Kinases, Wenjun Liu

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Adding Relational Harmony To Teams: A Subgroups Perspective, Yonghong Liu

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Does Power Make Us Mean? An Investigation of Empowerment and Revenge Behaviors in The Cyberspace, Zongchao Li

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Hedgehog Signaling in Cancer, Jun Long