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

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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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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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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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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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Moderators of Acculturative Stress and Internalizing Problems in Hispanic/Latino Youth, Ashley N. Marchante

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

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A Journey Through Reality. Towards an Anthropo-Semiotics of Travel Representation: Literature, Photography, Cinema. 1861-1961, Benoît Mauchamp

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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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Characterization of Auditory Evoked Potentials From Transient Binaural beats Generated by Frequency Modulating Sound Stimuli, Todor Mihajloski

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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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How Does the Fortune 500 Use Twitter to Engage Stakeholders? An Examination of Interactivity, Message Valence, and Company Type, Michael F. 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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A Welfare Interdependence Approach to Third-Party Punishment, Eric J. Pedersen

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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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Functional Characterization of FMR4, a Trans- Acting Long Non-Coding RNA Associated with the Fragile X Locus, Veronica J. Peschansky

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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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Synchronous Control of a Reinforcement Learning Based Brain-Machine Interface With Biological Feedback, Noeline Prins