Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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Lossless Compression of Images, Basar Koc

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Tropical Cyclogenesis: Observed Processes and Predictability, William Anthony Komaromi

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Small Molecule Activation at Nickel and Platinum Centers Containing Bulky Tin and TEMPO Radical Ligands, Anjaneyulu Koppaka

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Population Connectivity and Larval Dispersal of Caribbean Spiny Lobster, Andrew S. Kough

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High School Teachers' Perceptions of Data Driven Decision Making within a Response to Intervention Framework, Benikia Kressler

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Neotectonics on the Edge of the Cuban Fold and Thrust Belt, Deniz Kula

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Peer Victimization and Identity Development in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Youth: The Moderating Role of Family Resources, Hoa Thi Lam

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Andalusian Souls: Joaquin Turina's Settings of Gustavo Adolfo Becquer's Rimas, Fernando Landeros

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The State with Two Centers: The French Monarchy and the Dukes of Pfalz-Zweibrücken in Early Modern Alsace, 1648-1789, Stephen Andrew Lazer

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Three Piano Chamber Music Works of Chen Yi: "Night Thoughts", "Romance and Dance", and "Tibetan Tunes": An Aesthetic and Structural Analysis, with Suggestions for Performance, Yueh Yin Liao

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A Comparison of Multiple Frequency versus Single Frequency Bioelectrical Impedance Techniques for the Assessment of Body Composition, Amy B. Lindenmoyer

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The Impact of a Curricular and Professional Development Intervention on Elementary Science Teachers’ Perceptions of High-Stakes Testing and Accountability, Georgina O. Lindskoog

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Examining Selective Pressures Shaping Retrotransposon Distribution Within Genes, Sara B. Linker

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Analysis of the Interactions between Graphene Oxide and Biomolecules and Protein Fibrillation Using Surface Chemistry and Spectroscopy, Shanghao Li

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Hodge Theoretic Aspects of Categorical Spectrum, Yijia Liu

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On Shallow Cumulus Cold Pools, Zhujun Li

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Sacred Renaissance Choral Music for Women’s Choirs: An Annotated Repertoire List of Music from Italy and Spain, Kathryn Kelly Longo

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Lateral Current Density Variation in PEM Fuel Cells with Interdigitated Flow Fields, Song Luo

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Negotiating the Sacred: Spirituality and Reform in the Age of Enlightenment in the Republic of Venice, Simonetta Marin

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The Temporal Dependency Hypothesis: Previous Look Durations Predict Next Look Durations, Whitney I. Mattson

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Wind Band Music for Clarinet: An Excerpt Guide, Shannon McKinney

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Physicochemical Insights Into the EGR1-DNA Interaction, David C. Mikles

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The Impact of Institutional Diversity on Social Cohesion and Economic Productivity and Well-Being: A Macro-Level Analysis, Ashley Mikulyuk

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The Contribution of MicroRNAs in the Biology of the ER-Negative Phenotype Established by Hyperactive ERK1/2 MAPK signaling in Breast Cancer, Philip C. Miller

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

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The Critical Reception of Liszt's Symphonic and Choral Works in the United States, 1857-1890., Jorge L. Modolell

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Functional Harmony: The Social Culture of a High School Orchestra, Lindsay Moraczewski

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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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Infection Control Related Behaviors Among Anesthesiologists While Providing Anesthesia Care in the Operating Room, Luisa S. Munoz-Price

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Asymmetric Catalysis of Pericyclic Reactions via Chiral Hydrogen-Bond Donors, Maurice J. Narcis

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Automated Theorem Proving using the TPTP Process Instruction Language, Muhammad Nassar

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Distributed and Parallel Optimization of Captured Human Motions for the Generation of Robust and Stable Motions on Simulated Humanoid Robots, Piyali Nath

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Learning through Inquiry: Examining the Relationship between Child-Generated Questions, Teacher Practices, and School Readiness in Head Start Classrooms, Irena Nayfeld

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Software Engineering in Small Projects: The Most Essential Processes, Luis T. Nunez