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

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

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

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Essays on Mutual Funds, Ryan Bubley

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

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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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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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Endogenous Lipids in Glaucoma, Genea Edwards

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

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

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

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

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Three Essays in Financial Economics, Da Ke

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

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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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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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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

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Dale Underwood: "Heifetz of the Alto Saxophone", Nathan B. Mensink

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Éticas y estéticas de la profanación: redes y tensiones en la literatura peruana y venezolana del entre siglos (1880-1910), Luz A. Morales

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Decoding Russian Foreign Policy, Dina Moulioukova

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Music Memorization for the Classical Guitarist, Federico A. Musgrove Stetson

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The Effect of the Developing Variation Technique on Brahms' Early Piano Solo Works in the Form of Theme and Variations, Masafumi Nakatani

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Developing and Implementing the Double and Triple Tongue Techniques Through Study of J.J. Johnson and Curtis Fuller: A Guide for Jazz Trombonists, Javier J. Nero

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Functional Nanomaterials for Environmental Applications and Bioassemblies, Michelle A. Nguyen

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A Comparative Analysis of the Business Models of Three Project-Based Professional Choirs, Kyle B. Nielsen

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Ubiquitination of STING on Lysine 224 Facilitates Cytosolic DNA Activated Host Defense, Guoxin Ni

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Spatial Control of Cell Polarity and Cell Growth by Conserved NDR Kinase Orb6, Illyce Nunez

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Observations and Modeling of Turbulent Air-Sea Coupling in Coastal and Strongly Forced Conditions, David G. Ortiz-Suslow

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Novel Photovoltaic Devices using Ferroelectric Material and Colloidal Quantum Dots, Young Hun Paik

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Seasonal and Momentum Balance of the Atlantic Equatorial Undercurrent, Athanasia Papapostolou

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A Novel Role of LMO2 in DNA Repair Control in Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma, Salma Parvin

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Parameterization of an Ecosystem Model and Application for Assessing the Utility of Gulf of Mexico Pelagic Longline Spatial Closures, Holly A. Perryman

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Blurred Distinctions; Beyond Third Stream – A Study in Composition of Confluent Hybrid Musical Styles: The Amalgam of Jazz and Classical Concert Music, Rafael Piccolotto de Lima

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Distance-Based Behaviors for Low-Complexity Control in Multiagent Robotics, Pietro Pierpaoli

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Development Of Computational Methodology To Detect Noncoding RNAs And Implementation In Two Models, Hemalatha Raju

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TMI: The Data-Driven Literature of the American Renaissance, Brad Rittenhouse

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The Ontogeny of Duets in a Neotropical Bird, the Canebrake Wren, Karla D. Rivera Cáceres

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Quantz for Two: A Monophonic Accompaniment Arrangement of Quantz's Flute Concerto in G Major, QV 5:174, Emilio M. Rutllant

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Nā Mele O Ka Lāhui: A Conductor's Guide to the Choral Music of Liliʻuokalani, Jace Saplan

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The Art of The Bow - Towards Developing a Pedagogy For Arco Jazz Bass, Geoffrey R. Saunders

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Characterization of the Organic Matrix Associated with Carbonate Mineral Formed in the Marine Teleost Intestine, Kevin L. Schauer

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The Role of Negative and Positive Emotional Reactions in Hoarding Symptomatology, Ashley M. Shaw

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Sexual Orientation Disclosure and Concealment: A Model-Driven Meta-Analysis, Daniel Sheridan

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Human Fall and Activity Detection, and Muscle Spasm Identification, Faisal Sikder

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Body Weight, Nutrition, and the Classical Singer: A Review of the Existing Literature, Rebekah K. Smeltzer

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Benefit of Bilateral Input for Monaural Listeners, Hillary A. Snapp

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Bicultural Beauty: How Latina and Asian American Women Interpret American Beauty Advertising, Katy Lavonne Snell

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Localized Therapeutic Hypothermia to Preserve Residual Hearing Against Cochlear Implantation: Analytical and Experimental Studies, Ilmar Tamames

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Random Forest Missing Data Approaches, Fei Tang

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Mechanisms to Photoactivate Fluorescence and Strategies for Supramolecular Delivery in Bioimaging Applications, Ek Raj Thapaliya

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The Effect of Intercollegiate Athletic Participation on Graduation from College and Preparation for Life After Sports at Selective Academic Institutions, Felecia Theune

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Defense Development as Internal Balancing: The Political Determinants of Successful Emulation, Patrick J. Thompson

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Contextual Effects on Perceived and Actual Product Efficacy, Noah T. Van Bergen

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Ecology and Evolution of Soft Song, a Complex Behavior, in Turdus Thrushes, Luis E. Vargas-Castro

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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Ocular Photosensitivity Test: A Novel Quantification of Symptoms and Light Sensitivity Threshold, Jennifer D. Verriotto