Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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

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

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

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

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T-Cell Mediated Mechanisms of Autoimmunity, Anti-Tumor Immunity and Tumorigenesis, Jason M. Miska

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Investigation of Molecular and Clinical Applications Targeting Neurodegenerative Progression of Injured Retinal Ganglion Cells in the Mouse Retina, Gustavo C. Munguba

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Unveiling the Function of Fanconi Anemia Complementation Group A Protein (FANCA), Liangyue Qian

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Racial Malleability and Authenticity in Multiracial Well-Being, Lauren E. Smith

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Effect of Chronic Thoracic Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) on the Peripheral Immune System in Mice, Ji Zha

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Biochemical Characterization of the Estrogen Receptor Alpha (ERα) Coactivator E6-AP, SKP2 and FBXL6, Wen Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Advanced Fiber Reinforced Composites as Confining Systems for RC Columns, Adane Z. Abegaz

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Characterization of a Connexin 43 Enriched Population of Stem Cells Derived from Human Exfoliated Deciduous Teeth, Zenith Acosta Torres

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Spectroscopic Investigation of Intra- and Intermolecular Interactions of Donor-Acceptor Pi-Systems, Edward Adjaye-Mensah

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Determination of the Permeability of the South Chamorro Seamount in Mariana Forearc Crust Using Pressure Response to Tidal Loading Method, Putri N. Akmal

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Gaps in Noise: Effects on Early Auditory Transient and Steady-State Response, Khalid Alhussaini

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The Role of Culture in Image Restoration: A Cross-Cultural Analysis of the Strategies Used by John Edwards and Dominique Strauss-Khan, Isabel Artime

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Demand Response-Enabled Model Predictive HVAC Load Control in Buildings using Real-Time Electricity Pricing, Mesut Avci

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OC Washing and Checking: Examining the Selective Impairments in Evolved Disease Avoidance and Safety Management Mechanisms, Alison Aylward

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Masonry Walls Strengthened with Fabric-Reinforced Cementitious Matrix Composite Subjected to In-Plane and Out-of-Plane Load, Saman Babaeidarabad

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Handling Unobserved Substitutions among Alternatives through Choice Models: Applications for Assortment Planning and Optimization in Retail, Lihua Bai

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Political Economy Influences on Implementing the Bologna Process: Institutional Change in Higher Education and the Knowledge Economy, Beverly Barrett

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Sea Turtle Protection in the Eastern Equatorial Pacific: A Strategy to Reduce Incidental Take and Promote Conservation, Brittany A. Bartlett

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Support and Barriers to Help Seeking in Latina/o Migrant Workers, Rachel Becker

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Peer Play as a Context for Identifying Profiles of Children and Examining Rates of Growth in Academic Readiness for Children Enrolled in Head Start, Elizabeth R. Bell

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Cross-domain Latent Growth Modeling of Sexuality, Social Support, and Quality of Life in Men After Treatment for Prostate Cancer, Catherine Benedict

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Molecular Mechanisms of Heart Valve and Skeletal Muscle Development and Disease, Margaret E. Benny Klimek

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Peptide Template Effects on the Synthesis and Reactivity of Metal Nanoparticle Networks, Rohit Bhandari

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Biophysical Insights into the Oligomerization of Bclxl Apoptotic Repressor, Vikas Bhat

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The Clarinetist as Vocalist: Transcriptions of Mozart Arias to Teach Lyricism, Peter M. Bianca

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Effects of Ocean Acidification on the Early Life History of Two Pelagic Tropical Fish Species, Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) and Mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus), Sean G T Bignami

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Pain and Health-Related Quality of Life in Adolescents with Cystic Fibrosis, Laura S. Blackwell

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Rage Ectodomain Shedding is a Conserved and Differentially Regulated Process, Alexander E. Braley

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Parental Support of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Youth Following Disclosure: A Longitudinal, Cohort-Sequential Study, Hallie Robyn Bregman

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Potentiating Anti-Tumor Immunity Using Aptamer-siRNA Conjugates, Randall Brenneman

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Religiosity, Spirituality, and the Metabolic Syndrome Among U.S. Hispanics/Latinos in the Sociocultural Ancillary Study of the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL), Carrie E. Brintz

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Dark Façades: Gender and the Films of Stanley Kubrick, David Eric Browning

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Educational Institutions, Reed Music, and Barry Cockcroft: Cultural Production of the Concert Saxophone Community in Melbourne, Australia, Nessyah A. Buder

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Pathogenicity Modeling of the Chlamydia trachomatis T3SS Effector CT694 Reveals Novel Host Targets, Holly Bullock

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Examining Transparency in Crisis Management, Tessa Buon Viso

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Thermodynamic, Kinetic and Mechanistic Investigations of Binding and Activation of Molecular Oxygen and Mesityl Nitrile Oxide, Xiaochen Cai

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Documenting Catastrophic Mortality and Recovery on Coral Reefs in Response to Cold Water: Using Underwater Landscape Mosaics as a Tool for Coral Reef Monitoring, Kasey L. Cantwell

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A Series of Meta-analytic Tests of the Depletion Effect, Evan C. Carter

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A Multi-Method, Multi-Source Measurement of Peer Social Competence and its Relationship to Academic Readiness for Head Start Children, Tracy Carter

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Attentional Biases, Emotional Arousal, and Post-Event Processing in Social Anxiety: An Eye-Tracking Study, Demet Çek

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Mexico's Integration to the Post-Cold War World: From Nationalism to Fragmented Interdependence, Jorge Luis Chabat Madrid

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Feedbacks Based on Hyperspectral Measurements of the Air-Sea Temperature Difference, Adam Chambers

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Harold Bauer: Life, Performance, and Pedagogical Legacy within Early Twentieth-Century Pianism, Joanna Tsuhuei Chang

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The Negative Regulation of the Antiviral Signaling Pathway, Soratree Charoenthongtrakul

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Mangrove Mitigation: A Case Study of the Cocoplum Development, A History of Land Use Changes and Trends in Mitigation Efforts, Stephanie J. Chaston

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Characterization of Volcanic and Land Subsidence Hazards at Regional Scales: Contributions from Space Geodesy, Estelle Chaussard

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Partial Identification of Average Treatment Effects in Program Evaluation: Theory and Applications, Xuan Chen

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Understanding Nocturnal Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Youth, Katie E. Chipungu

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Discrete Trajectories of Coparenting over the Transition to Parenthood, Larisa Cicila

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Working with Cancer: Health Disparities Among Working Cancer Survivors, Tainya C. Clarke

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The Spatial Injustice of Crisis-Driven Neoliberal Urban Restructuring in Detroit, Daniel Clement

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The Impact of Natural and Anthropogenic Climate Variability on Tropical Cyclone Tracks, Angela J. Colbert

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Intimate Otherness: Immigration in Recent Spanish Narrative, Lennie M. Coleman

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The Role of Teacher Commitment and Burnout in Predicting Outcomes of Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Multilevel Structural Equation Approach, Drew C. Coman and Drew Carson Coman

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Buscando el Moro: A Constructivist Approach to Health Decision-Making in a Dominican Batey, Hilary H. Cook

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Elucidation of Peptide Sequence Effects that Control the Activity, Size, and Function of Nanoparticles, Ryan H. Coppage

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Evaluation of the Impact of Coping Skills Groups on Quality of Life in Cancer Survivors and Co-Survivors, Erin S. Cornelius

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Aspects of Interpretation in Franz Schubert’s Music for Violin and Piano: Duo in A major, Op. posth. 162, D. 754, Rondo in B minor, Op. 70, D. 895, and Fantasia in C Major, Op. posth. 159, D. 934, Tomas Cotik

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“Doing Business:” The Changing Shape of Grass Roots NGOs in Haiti, Jessica M. Covell

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A Policy Analysis of Open Ocean Aquaculture in the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, Collin M. Crecco

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The Role of Algal Symbiont Community Dynamics in Reef Coral Responses to Global Climate Change, Ross Cunning

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Lighting Molecules with Light: Fluorescence Activation with Photochromic Oxazines, Janet Cusido

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Effects of Algae Paste Substitutes on the Larval Rearing Performance and Microbial Communities in the Culture of Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) and Yellowtail Kingfish (Seriola lalandi), Zachary N. Daugherty

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Emotion Regulation in Depression: Investigating Mechanisms Underlying Reappraisal, Catherine D'Avanzato

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Characterization of Perforin-2, a Novel Anti-bacterial, Pore-forming Protein of the Innate Immune System, Lesley R. de Armas

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Critical and Steady-Flow Analysis of a High Performance Automotive Exhaust Port, Jeremy Decker

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Effect of a Curricular and Professional Development Intervention on Elementary Teachers’ Science Content Knowledge, Brandon S. Diamond

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2009 Pandemic Influenza A(H1N1): Secondary Transmission and Maternal/Neonatal Outcomes, Timothy J. Doyle

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A Theoretical Model for Practicing, James M. Drayton

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The Influence of Increased CO2 on Early Developmental Stages of Cobia, Rachycentron canadum, Dwight Ebanks

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The Transcriptional Coactivation Function of E6-Associated Protein in the Brain: Novel Insights into the Pathobiology of Angelman Syndrome, Jimmy El Hokayem

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Hyaluronic Acid Family of Molecules: Biomarkers and Functional Studies in Bladder Cancer, Diogo O. Escudero

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Evaluation of Insulin-like Growth Factor Receptor 1 Inhibition as a Treatment for Prostate Cancer: Preclinical Efficacy and Resistance, Cale Fahrenholtz

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Fragmented Memories: The Archival Turn in Contemporary Caribbean Literature and Visual Culture, Marta Fernandez Campa

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Using Lagrangian Coherent Structures to Study Coastal Water Quality, Laura Fiorentino

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A Stress Process Model of Depression and Sexual Risk Among HIV-Seropositive Men Who Have Sex with Men, Aubrey L. Florom-Smith

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Developing Recent Mortality as an Ecosystem Indicator to Enhance Coral Monitoring: A Case Study for Southeast Florida Reefs, Nathan Formel

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Six Arrangements for Vocalist and Large Jazz Ensemble Informed by Compositional Styles of Selected Studio Orchestra and Big Band Arrangers, Jeremy S. Fox

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Elucidating the Complex Interplay between Host and Virus, Linlin Gao

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Does US Foreign Policy Achieve Meaningful Results to Stop Nuclear Advancement?, Gabriela Garcia Juarez

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Mexican Migrant Farmworkers’ Impact on South Florida: A Case Study in the Context of US–Mexican Relations, Jose A. Gaytan

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A Jazz Performer’s Guide to Selected Genres of Venezuelan Folk Music, Pablo A. Gil

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Using Stimulation and Repetitive Task Practice to Promote Neuroplasticity Targeted at Improving Hand Function in Individuals with Chronic Tetraplegia., Joyce R. Gomes-Osman

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Exploring the Association Between Mindfulness, Sustained Attention, Experiential Avoidance, and Posttraumatic Stress Symptom Severity Among Females Who Have Been Sexually Victimized, Judelysse Gomez

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Dynamics of Sea Temperature Variability on Florida's Reef Tract, Lewis J. Gramer

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Pathways between Infant Nonverbal Referential Communication and the Quality of Later Parent-Child Interaction in the Context of Autism Risk, Caroline J. Grantz

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Fine-scale Distributions of Plankton and Larval Fishes: Implications for Predator-prey Interactions near Coastal Oceanographic Features, Adam T. Greer

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Benefit Finding in Women with Breast Cancer: Assessment and Relations with Cortisol, Lisa M. Gudenkauf

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Understanding the Influence of Confinement on the Excited State Properties of Small Organic Molecules, Shipra Gupta

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Paisajes Escenicos: El Teatro en la Ciudad Global. Buenos Aires 1988-2010, Ariel Gutierrez

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Adult Attachment and Coregulation of Stress in Romantic Couples, Daniel L. Hall

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Women with Guns: The Guerrilleras of the Civil War of the El Salvador 1979-1992, William R. Hamlet

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Moral Emotions in Nonhuman Animals, Daniel A. Hampikian

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The Variety of Names, Fredrik B. Haraldsen

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The Expanding American Waist-Line: Critical Approaches to Obesity and the Lived Experience of Body Weight, Brittany M. Harder