Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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Essays in Political Economics and Public Policy, Cheng Li

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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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Social Disorganization, Institutional Anomie and the Geographic Patterning of Instrumental Crime: Progress Towards an Integrated Theory, Eric R. Louderback

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The Political and Moral Economy of Combatting Labor Exploitation: A Study of Brazil's Policy Evolution, Menaka Mahajan

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A Comparison Between a Comprehensive Wellness-Based After-School Program and a Traditional YMCA After-School Program on Measures of Physical Fitness, Health-Related, and Executive Cognitive Function Variables in Minority Elementary School Children., Chantis Mantilla

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On the Processes Controlling Antarctic Dense Shelf Water Outflows, Gustavo M. Marques

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Assessing the Applicability of Compuer Aided Photo-identification for Pinniped Studies Through the Determination of Site Fidelity in Long Island, NY Harbor Seals (Phoca Vitulina Concolor), Meaghan McCormack

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Leafwing Population Dynamics (Genus Anaea, Lepidoptera; Nymphalidae) and Viability of the Endangered Florida Leafwing, Robert M. McElderry

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Eulerian Dynamics and Lagrangian Transport at the Submesoscale and Below, Jean A. Mensa

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The Implementation and Revision of a Middle School Music Curriculum and Workbook Developed for Vocalists Within the Guitars Over Guns Organization (GOGO) Music Outreach Program, Sherrine M. Mostin

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"Writing on the Soil": Literature's Influence on African Land Rights, Peter N. Muchiri

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Automated Brain Lesion Detection and Segmentation Using Magnetic Resonance Images, Nooshin Nabizadeh

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The Comparative Impacts of a Specifically Designed Yoga Program and Power Training on Neuromuscular and Functional Performances in Older Adults with Parkinson’s Disease, Meng Ni

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Distant Neighbors: Shifting Borders of Comedy, Identity, and Conflict in Andean Bolivia, Jennifer A. North

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Progerin Expression Disrupts Critical Adult Stem Cell Functions that Mediate Tissue Repair Primarily through a Mechanism that Permanently Farnesylates Lamin A, Laurin M. Pacheco

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A Comparison and Contrast of Instrumental and Vocal Approaches to Idiomatic Phrasing, Articulation and Rhythmic Interpretation Within the Jazz Idiom, Argarita N. Palavicini

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Pathway to Autism Spectrum Disorders: Finding Patterns of Common Genetic Variation Underlying the Complex Disorder, Yo Son Park

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From Havana to Hollywood: Marco Rizo in the Cuban Diaspora, Cary Penate

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Rethinking Community-based Participatory Research in Light of Community-based Philosophy: From Principles to Practice, Karie J. Peralta

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Factors Affecting Success and Failure Among Drug Court Participants in the United States: An Examination of Program Completion and Post-Program Outcomes, Sami Polenberg

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Link Homology and Equivariant Gauge Theory, Prayat Poudel

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Spin-Phonon Coupling and Magnetic Heat Transport in Low-Dimensional Quantum Antiferromagnets, Narayan Prasai

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Sailors in British Broadside Ballads, 1800-1850, Georgina E. Prineppi

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Perception of Music-Emotion in Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Evan J. Privoznik

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Ornament and Gesture – Approaches to Studying Bellini's Norma and Giuditta Pasta's Performance, Xuan Qin

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Formation and Intercalation of Supramolecular Capsular Assemblies on Surfaces and Their Excited State Properties, Elamparuthi Ramasamy

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HDL Cholesterol and Stroke Risk: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, Samantha A. Reina

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Exploring the Cohesion-Performance Relationship in Inter-professional Healthcare Teams, Jill S. Sanko

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Gideon Klein's String Trio: A Study, Robyn C. Savitzky

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Making a Positive Change: A Qualitative Study of Homeless Women’s Perceptions and Experiences of Shelter Living, Natasha Schaefer Solle

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Unified Cohesive Zone Model for Damage Modeling Due to Cyclic Loading, Derek G. Schesser

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Biophysical Basis of the Antagonistic Action of YAP Transcriptional Regulator and WWOX Tumor Suppressor, Brett J. Schuchardt

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Characterizing HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorder in Two Underserved Sociodemographic Groups, Julia S. Seay

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State Estimation and Optimization of Large-Scale Dynamic Systems with Improved Particle Filters, Xiaoran Shi

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Factors Affecting Intent to Persist Among Hispanic/Latino Students Attending a Private Non-Profit Nonresidential University, Cristy E. Sibila

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Small-Molecule Probes for the Modulation of Ligand-Receptor Interactions within the TNF Superfamily, Yun Song

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Temporal and Spatial Patterns in Coral Reef Soundscapes and their Relevance for Larval Fish Orientation, Erica Staaterman

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Understanding Charcot-Marie-Tooth Pathogenesis Using in vivo and Gene Networking Studies, Alleene Strickland

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The Gods of Satomiya, Patrick K. Sung

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The Oxytocin Receptor as an Acute Phase Protein and its Signaling Pathways in Response to Inflammation, Ni Sun-Suslow

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Maximizing Fishmeal Replacement in Commercial Diets for Florida Pompano, Trachinotus Carolinus: Digestibility, Growth and Performance of Soy Protein Products, Stephen E. Sutton

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Understanding the Lived Experience of Tenured Associate Professors, William R. Tallman

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Expression and Functions of Dab2 in the Mouse Model, Wensi Tao

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Redrawing the Territories of Desire and Melancholy: The Homoerotic Travel Writings and Films of Gide, Duvert, Barthes, Genet, Taia, Rachid O., Vallois and Bouzid, Walter S. Temple

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A Catalogue of Latin American Music for Clarinet and Piano, Isabel Thompson

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Limitations in the MJO Initiation Over the Indian Ocean in Limited Area Models, Angela M. Ulate Medrano

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X-ray Emission from the Local Hot Bubble and Solar Wind Charge Exchange, Youaraj Uprety

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A Performance Guide of Daniel Schnyder's Sonata for Bassoon and Piano, Carlos Felipe Vina

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Behavioral Game Theory for Smart Grid Energy Management, Yunpeng Wang

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Improving ABox Reasoning for Efficient and Scalable Object Queries over Large Ontologies, Jia Xu

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The Undelivered: A Paul Robeson Chamber Opera, Richard G. Yates III

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Realizing What Matters, Benjamin M. Yelle

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Sexuality and Trauma in Modern El Salvador: An Autoethnography, Carlo B. Zepeda

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Negative Regulation of Host Innate Antiviral Signaling, Qinjie Zhou

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Coastal Shallow Water Diurnal Warming, Xiaofang Zhu

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Role of Hematogenous Macrophages in Formation of the Fibrotic Scar after Spinal Cord Injury, Yunjiao Zhu

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