Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The State of Music Education in Basic General Public Schools of Ecuador: The Administrators' Perspective, Johanna E. Abril

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Navigating Identities: The Musical Lives of Four Second-Generation Immigrant Children in Miami, Florida, Sandra S. Adorno

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Adaptive Capacity and Governance Effectiveness of Wetfish Fisheries, Stacy E. Aguilera

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A Game Theoretical Approach for Load-Shifting and Energy Storage in the Smart Grid, Eeyad Al-Ahmadi

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The Trajectory of Sedentary Behavior from Adolescence to Emerging Adulthood, Marissa D. Alert

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Analysis of Auditory Evoked Responses Elicited by Gaps in Noise, Khalid Alhussaini

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The Role of MTFMT in Mammalian Mitochondria, Tania D. Arguello

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Self-Deception and Race in the American Literary Imagination, Jonquil C. Bailey

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Evolution of Two Genomes: Impact of Sequence Divergence on Mitochondrial Function, Tara Z. Baris

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Simulation-Optimization Approaches for Demand Side Management in Smart Grids, Mehrad Bastani

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Parkinson Disease Related Phenotypes and Gene Expression Modeled In Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, Kinsley Belle

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Oxygen Concentration Modulates Cardiac Stem Cell Proliferation and Migration, Michael A. Bellio

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Assessing the Conserved Behavior of Dissolved Organic Carbon in the Deep Ocean, Sarah K. Bercovici

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Vesicular Stomatitis Virus is a Malleable Oncolytic Vector for the Treatment of Various Malignancies, Dillon Betancourt

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Dynamic Response and Residual Helmet Liner Crush Using Cadaver Heads and Standard Headforms, Stephanie Bonin

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Depression and Inflammatory Changes after Cognitive-Behavioral Stress Management as Predictors of Survival and Disease Recurrence in Women with Non-Metastatic Breast Cancer, Laura Bouchard

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Rehabilitation Strategies for Brass Musicians with Focal Task-Specific Embouchure Dystonia, Eric J. Bowman

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Development of Nucleic Acid Sensing Technologies for Clinical Applications, David Broyles

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Essays on Mutual Funds, Ryan Bubley

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Short-Term Forecasting of Electric Loads Using Nonlinear Autoregressive Artificial Neural Networks with Exogenous Multivariable Inputs, Jaime H. Buitrago

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The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass in the Words of the Composer, Librettist, and Performers, Matthew Bumbach

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Labor Relations Reform in 21st Century Latin America, Ali Bustamante

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On Statistical Solutions of Evolution Equations, Jorge Eduardo Cardona

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The Role of Cochlin in the Trabecular Meshwork, Teresia Carreon

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Quicksilver Politics: Mercury Narratives and Environmental Governance, Andrew Carter

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Monitoring of Electroencephalographic and Multi-Rate Auditory Evoked Response Changes during Altered Levels of Consciousness, Alexander Castro-Llanos

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Mindful Attention Training for Compulsive Urges: An Experimental Investigation, Demet Çek

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A Comparison of Geomin versus Target Rotation Criteria in Exploratory Factor Analysis with Correlated Factors and Large and Complex Pattern Matrices, Seniz Celimli Aksoy

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Examining the Impact of Electronic Word-of-Mouth on Consumer Responses toward Company: An Alignment-Social Influence Model, Zifei Chen

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The Language of Bullying and Its Impact on Physical Health, Elena Vladimirovna Chudnovskaya

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Frontiers of Human Rights: Corporate Responsibility and the Environment, Daniel Patrick Corrigan

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Consensus and Clustering of Networked Agent Opinions: A Belief Theoretic View, Ranga Dabarera

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The Compositional Style of Dave Douglas: Analysis of Select Pieces from a Spectrum of the Composer's Ensembles, Scott C. Dickinson

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Regulation of Cholesterol Homeostasis in Atherosclerosis and Alport Syndrome, Wen Ding

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Endogenous Lipids in Glaucoma, Genea Edwards

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Developing Computational Models for the Biomechanical Assessment of Thoracolumbar Spine Surgeries, Shady Elmasry

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Application of Finger Gymnastics for Retraining and Refining Piano Technique, Pablo David Encalada Leon

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Spatiotemporal Variation in Frugivore Assemblages and Population Dynamics of an Invasive Shrub, Schinus terebinthifolius, Kelley D. Erickson

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DNA Hydroxymethylation in Non-coding Repeat Expansion Disorders, Rustam Esanov

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Classified Mixed Model Prediction: Theory and Application, Jie Fan

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Voices at the Intersection: Exploring the Roles of Race and Gender in the Pedagogies of Black Male Special Educators, Patrice E. Fenton

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The Structure of Vertical Wind Shear in Tropical Cyclone Environments: Implications for Forecasting and Predictability, Peter M. Finocchio

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The Combined Effects of Increased Temperature and Ocean Acidification on the Early Life History Stages of Caribbean Coral and Its Implication for the Recovery Potential of Florida Reefs, Jay Fisch

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Engineering SIBS for Biomedical Applications: Effects of Composition, Processing Parameters, and Lipid-Induced Degradation, Mauro Fittipaldi

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The Role of Academic Advising in the Experiences of Undocumented Latina College Students, Jessica Franchi-Alfaro

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Suggestions for Incorporating Entrepreneurship Education in the Classical Brass Performance Studio, Andrew Friedrichs

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Las Ciencias y las Letras: Pensamiento Tecno-científico y Cultura en España (1959-2016), Carlos Gamez-Perez

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Opposing Functions of Microglial and Macrophagic TNFR2 in the Pathogenesis of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis, Han Gao

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The Derelicts and Delinquents of Nuclear Nonproliferation, Justin Garvin

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The Puerto Rican Danza: A Stylistic Study with Emphasis on Performance, Teaching, and Practicing Strategies, Inesa Gegprifti

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Effectiveness of OurRelationship.com for Underserved Couples, Emily J. Georgia

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A Hard Life's Work: Cultural Memory and the Working Class Novel of the British Isles, 1900-1920, James A. Gothard

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Comparative Genomics of Mechanisms Underlying Adaptation to High-Altitude Environments in Andean Waterfowl, Allie M. Graham

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Ionotropic Glutamate Receptors in Aplysia californica and Molecular Changes in the Aging Nervous System, Justin B. Greer

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Sociocultural Factors that Predict Attrition from a Family Treatment for Schizophrenia, Kayla K. Gurak

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Extended Charge Carrier Lifetimes in Hierarchical Donor-Acceptor Supramolecular Polymer Films, Carmen X. Guzman

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Decomposition Methods for In-Transit Freight Consolidation Problems, Abdulkader Sami Hanbazazah

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Data-Driven Malware Detection Based on Dynamic Behavioral Features, Rui Han

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Identification and Characterization of a Notch Transcriptional Repressor Complex, Xiaoqing Han

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The Investigation on Natural Assembly for Biomedical Application, Xu Han

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The American Medical Association's Designation of Obesity as a Disease and its Influences on Experiences of Body Weight, Brittany M. Harder

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Cartographies of Social Death: Abjection and the American Dispossessed, Allison N. Harris

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The Embodied Experience of Pain: A Phenomenological Study of Pain in Adults Diagnosed with and Treated for Cancer, Liza Hayes Mathias

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Apoptosis and Atherosclerosis: From Modeling Sudden Cardiac Death to Bioluminescence-Based Detection of Programmed Cell Death, Trajen Rex Head

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Effect of Visual Feedback on the Attainment and Retention of Force Moderation in Laparoscopic Training, Rafael Hernandez

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Over the Edge of the World: Irish Convict Writing and Contemporary Australian Literature, Barbara M. Hoffmann

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Regulation of C-X-C Chemokine Receptor 7 by Androgen Receptor in Prostate Cancer, James J. Hoy

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Prophecy, Dreams, and Fantasy: Writing Englishwomen's Practical Knowledge, 1640-1680, Rebecca C.W. Hu

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Sedimentary Record of Holocene and Pleistocene Sea-Level Oscillations in the Exuma Cays and New Providence, Bahamas, Kelly L. Jackson

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Exploring Mechanisms Linking Signal Transduction and Cancer Stem Cell Expansion, Kibeom Jang

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Single Machine Preemptive Scheduling for Tardiness Related Objectives: Exact Methods and Heuristics, Fernando Jaramillo

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Analytical Improvements for Assessing Dissolved Organic Carbon Concentrations and Dynamics in the Ocean, Meredith K. Jennings

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Reviving the Transient Present in a Relativistic Universe: a Novel Approach, Nihel Jhou

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Elucidating the Role of NACK, A Novel Regulator of Notch Pathway, Ke Jin

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Is Social Media Worth the Investment? Seeking Relationship between Social-Mediated Stakeholder Engagement and Nonprofit Public Donation, Yi Ji

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Cdx4 Regulates the Onset of Spinal Cord Neurogenesis., Piyush K. Joshi

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Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management Effects on Social Well-Being, Negative Affect, and Inflammation After Surgery for Breast Cancer, Devika R. Jutagir

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Towards Bio-Inspired Cementitious Materials: The Effect of Organic Polymeric Materials on the Nanostructure and Nanomechanical Properties of Calcium-Silicate-Hydrate, Mahsa Kamali

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Three Essays in Financial Economics, Da Ke

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A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial of the Unified Protocol for the Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Children (UP-C), Sarah Kennedy

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Histone Modification ChIP-seq Algorithm Engineering and High Performance Bioinformatics Graphics and Analysis Software for Computational Epigenetics, Bohdan Khomtchouk

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Energy Efficiency Improvement of VFD-Motor-Pump/Fan Systems, Koosha Kiamehr

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Novel Signaling Mechanisms Implicated in Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition and Metastasis of Human Cancers, Minsoon Kim

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Transport Properties in Porcine Meniscus Fibrocartilage, Kelsey L. Kleinhans

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Lossless Compression of Images, Basar Koc

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The Female Percussionist: Social and Cultural Perspectives, Ksenija Komljenović

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Targeting of RAGE-ligand Signaling Impairs Breast Cancer Cell Invasion and Metastasis, Taekyoung Kwak

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Genetic and Molecular Biomarkers Associated with Radiotherapy-Related Pain among Breast Cancer Patients, Eunkyung Lee

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Transcribing Taiwanese Composer Tyzen Hsiao Compositions to the Double Bass with Performance Suggestions for Selected Pieces, Yen-Ling Lin

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Some New Theories and Applications on L1 Shrinkage Estimation, Hongmei Liu

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Small Group Jazz Arranging for Brass and Woodwinds: A Comparative Study of the Music of Tadd Dameron, Benny Golson, Oliver Nelson, and Duke Pearson, William C. Longo II

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Frontier Territories and the Weight of Violent Inequality: Land Concentration and Land Grabbing in the Colombian Frontier, 2000-2015, Diego Andrés Lugo Vivas

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Reflectometry and Optical Coherence Tomography for Non-invasive High Resolution Tear Film Thickness Evaluation and Ophthalmic Imaging, Hui Lu

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3D Ear Biometrics and Surveillance Video Based Biometrics., Sayan Maity

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The Impact of Intrathecal Baclofen on Growth Among Children with Spasticity Ages 2-20 Years, Amy Lynn Malmsberry

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Integrated Reading-Writing Instruction for Elementary School Emergent Bilingual Students, Irina Malova

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Environmental Impacts on Carbon Biogeochemistry in Marginal Seas, Andrew R. Margolin

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Attachment Security Differs by Later Autism Spectrum Disorder Outcome: A Prospective Study, Katherine Blair Martin

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Functional Features of Hyperactive DEG/ENaC Channels Involved in Cell Death, Cristina Matthewman

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Elucidating Perforin-2 Mediated Killing Mechanisms Against Pathogenic Bacteria, Ryan M. McCormack