Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Sprints of Citizenship: Black Women Track Stars and the Making of Modern Citizenship in the United States and Jamaica, 1946-1964, Catherine "Cat" Ariail

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Exploring College Readiness for Hispanic Middle School Students: Relationship Between Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Facets., Christina Barcinas

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A Jazz Pianist’s Guide to Rhythmic Independence through the Adaptation of Afro-Cuban Rhythms., Zachary C. Bartholomew

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Modulation of Cloud Cluster Propagation by Super Cloud Clusters, Joaquin E. Blanco

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Mindfulness Practice in the Collegiate Voice Studio: A Case Study, Elena Blyskal

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Prospects for a Data-Driven Task-fMRI Ontology, Taylor Sullivan Bolt

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The Impact of Cocurricular Involvement and Leadership Roles on the Perceived Development of Employability Skills, Joshua Brandfon

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The Role of Retinal Ganglion Cell Subtype In Survival and Regeneration Following Axonal Injury, Eric Bray

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Toward Understanding Law and Exploration: Citizen Science, Technology and Regulation, Annie Brett

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At the Edge of Hope, a Cantata for the Everyday Colombian, Julian G. Brijaldo Acosta

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The Interplay of Innovation, Institutions, and Internationalization in the Context of Emerging Markets, Juan Bu

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How Parental Roles Affect the Development of Caribbean College Students, Seanteé C. Campbell

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Military Life, Intersectionality, and Deployment: the Social Experiences and Difficulties of Mothers Who Stay Behind, Roberto Cancio Jr

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Aspects of Extreme Behavior in Complex Adaptive Systems and Networks, Zhenfeng Cao

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The Effects of E-cigarette Vapor Exposure, and the Role of a7 Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors and Micro-RNA, on the Regeneration Potential of Periodontal Ligament Derived Stem Cells, Carlos M. Carballosa

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On the Air-Sea Exchange of Mechanical Energy: A Meso to Large-Scale Assessment Using Concurrent Drifter and Satellite Observations, Lucas Cardoso Laurindo

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Inharmonic Resonance: Music and Temporality in Literature of the Long Nineteenth Century, Sarah Cash

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Fluorophores in Confined Spaces: From Targeting Molecular Transporters to Encapsulation by Organic Nanocontainers, Anthony Cauley

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The United States and the Caribbean in the 21st Century: Towards a New Era of Engagement?, Samantha Chaitram

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Agulhas Leakage Variability and Its Climate Implications in a Coupled System, Yu Cheng

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Origins of U.S. Public Opinion for Drone Strikes: The Intersection of Elite Rhetoric, Media Coverage, and American Public Opinion, 2000-2015, Grant M. Cohen

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Educational Experiences and Academic Adjustment of Transfer Students at the Four-Year University, Jacklyn Collins

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A Model of Parental Involvement in the Music Education of Students with Special Education Needs, Vimari Colon-Leon

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Ottorino Respighi: Published and Unpublished Works for Piano Solo, Luca G. Cubisino

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The Struggle for Meaning: The Faces and Voices of the Muslim Experience in Miami, Ramsey Dahab

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A Population-based Assessment of Suicide Risk, Summer DeBastiani

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Exploring Density Incorporation in Inverse Radiotherapy Optimization, Maria De La Luz De Ornelas

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Fiducial-Less Real-Time Tracking for the Radiation Therapy of Liver Tumors using Artificial Neural Networks, Deon Dick

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Black, Female, First-Generation College Students: Perceptions of Academic Persistence, Renée Dickens Callan

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An Analysis of Overtone and Undertone Structure and its Influence on the Relative Consonance and Dissonance of the Diatonic Modes As Used In Jazz, Phillip Doyle

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On Chromatic Quasisymmetric Functions of Directed Graphs, Brittney Ellzey

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Role of Cancer Testis Antigens in Uveal and Cutaneous Melanoma, Julia Escandon

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Regulation of Interactions Between Sap-feeding Insects and Their Obligate Endosymbionts, Honglin Feng

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A Comparison of the Effects of Concept-Based and Grammar-Based Methods of Instruction on the Acquisition of the Subjunctive Among Heritage and Second Language Learners of Spanish, Antoni Fernandez Parera

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Ocular Cancer Biomarkers, Mutation Profiles, and Therapeutic Strategies, Matthew G. Field

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A Contemporary Improvisational Methodology for the Cellist, Ian C. Flatt

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Are Apologies Less Effective for Transgressors Who Seem Unlikely to Exploit Their Victims Again in the Future? An Experimental Evaluation of a Mediational Hypothesis, Daniel E. Forster

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Macrophage Depletion as a Therapeutic Method After SCI, Lucy Freer

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Effects of Cognitively Guided Instruction on Teacher Created Opportunities to Engage Students in Problem-Solving, Uma Gadge

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Haiti's Resistant Press in the Age of Jean-Claude Duvalier, 1971-1986., Jennifer Garcon

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Energy Diplomacy: the United States of America and the Russian Federation, Arsen Gasparyan

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Bright Bass Timbres in the "Dark Age" of Jazz: Eddie Gomez, Three Quartets, Transgression, and Transcendence, Tianyuan (Ken) Ge

The Effects of Nicotine on Stem Cell Derived Cardiomyocytes, Jordan M. Greenberg

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The Underrepresentation of Women Studying Engineering: A Grounded Theory Case Study, Sandra Gross

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Essays on Supplier’s Market Encroachment Strategy: Asymmetric Information, Strategic Inventory, and Sharing Economy, Huiqi Guan

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Undocumented Students from Mexico and State Policy Variation of Post-Secondary Education: Social and Economic Factors Affecting State Politics, Aki Hirotani

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Health-Related Quality of Life Instruments for Deaf Children with Cochlear Implants: Development of Child and Parent-Proxy Measures, Michael Hoffman

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Boycotting or Buycotting? An Investigation of Consumer Emotional Responses towards Brand Activism, Cheng Hong

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Essays in Financial Economics, Sima Jannati

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Pulsed Infrared Radiation for Stimulation of Vestibular System in Vivo: Evoked Eye Movements, Weitao Jiang

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Synthesis and Applications of Carbon Dots, Yiwen Ji

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Assessment of Racial/Ethnic Differences in "Patient Satisfaction" that Impact Perceived Quality Health Care Treatment, Oshea Johnson

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"It's Kind of a Balancing Act": Scaffolding Collaborative Writing Activities in a Diverse First-Grade Classroom, Loren Jones

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Caged Molecules Released from Capsules: Photochemical and Photophysical Studies of Coumarin Triggers, Nareshbabu Kamatham

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Opera Kardashian: An Opera in One Act, Dana Kaufman

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A Time-Dependent Color Preference in Adult Drosophila, Stanislav Lazopulo

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Understanding Rare Neurological Disorders Using Drosophila Models: Mechanistic Characterization of Neurotoxicity in Snyder-Robinson Syndrome, Chong Li

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Cysteine-Linked IgG2 Antibody-Drug Conjugates: How Antibody Structure Affects Conjugation Locations and Stability, Lily P. Liu-Shin

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Counterpossibles for Modal Normativists, Theodore Locke

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Insecurity and the Rise of Nationalism: The Case of Putin's Russia - Keeper of Traditional Values, Suzanne Loftus

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Towards the Development of an Integrated Theory of Macro-Level Crime: A Multilevel and Geospatial Analysis of Anomic Disorganization Theory, Eric R. Louderback

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Distress Tolerance, Anxiety, and Survival in People Living with HIV, Aurelie Lucette

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Estimating Individual Treatment Effect in Observational Data Using Random Forest Methods, Min Lu

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Improving Satellite Retrieved Infrared Sea Surface Temperatures in Aerosol Contaminated Regions, Bingkun Luo

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Identifying and Targeting Androgen Receptor-Variant Oncogenic Networks as Exploitable Prostate Cancer Vulnerabilities, Fiorella Magani

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Giving Voice to Underserved Foreign-Born Latino Youth: Trauma, Stress, and Health in the Primary Care Setting, Ashley N. Marchante-Hoffman

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Housing Inequality: Racial Disparities in the Homeownership and Home Equity Patterns of Cuban-Americans, Brandon Paul Martinez

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KNowledge Acquisition and Representation Methodology (KNARM) and Its Applications, Hande Küçük McGinty

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A Pedagogical Exploration of Selected Art Songs by Franz Schubert Transcribed for Bassoon, Brian McKee

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On the Combinatorics of the Waldspurger Decomposition, James McKeown

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The Archer's Guide to Viola Playing, Lauren Miller

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Couple-Based Stress Management Intervention and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) Biopsychological Processes, Sara Milrad

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Defying the Statistics: Latinx Students' Journeys from ESL to the Honors College at the Community College, Juan Carlos Morales

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Geophysical Characterization and Modeling of Volcanic Systems: Multi-parameter Approach from Geodetic and Seismic Signals, Anieri Morales Rivera

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Parent-Teacher Agreement on Problem Behavior in Kindergarten Children with and without an Individualized Education Program, Chelsea Morris

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Depressive Symptomology, Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines, and S100A8/A9 Heterodimer Levels in Post-Surgical Non-Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients: Test of Direct and Indirect Effect, Erica Nahin

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Functional Morphology and Individual Variation in Movement Performance of an Apex Marine Predator, Emily Nelson

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A Random Forests Quantile Classifier for Class Imbalanced Data, Robert C. O'Brien

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Family Impact on Substance Use and Sexual Risk Behavior in Sexual Minority Hispanic Adolescents, Manuel Ocasio

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Animated Messages for Clinical Trial Education: The Mediating Role of Cognitive Absorption on the Effect of Multimedia Communication Strategies, Aurora Occa

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InSAR Applications for Environmental and Hazard Monitoring, Talib Oliver Cabrera

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Regional Climate Variability in an Ocean Eddy Resolving Global Coupled Model: Implications on Coastal Flooding, Diane Palko

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Oral Health Related Quality of Life, Dental Care Utilization, and Serostatus Disclosure among HIV-Positive Women in the Women’s Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) Cohort, Carrigan Parish

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Testing an Evolutionary-Psychological Model of Incest, Carlton J. Patrick

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Computational Insights into the Structures, Mechanisms, and Chemical Properties of Metal Complexes, Enzymes, and Bio-molecules, Thomas Paul

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Idiosyncratic Spatial and Temporal Modifications of Seismic Waveforms, Nicholas Peters

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An Examination of Historical, Pedagogical, and Performance Aspects of the Cimbasso in Standard and Modern Literature, Jens Peterson

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Pharmacologic Approaches to Targeting Malignant Activation of Cap-Dependent Protein Translation in Aggressive B-Cell Lymphomas, Tara Peters

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Collective Time- Exploring Interaction in Music That Swings, Nicholas Petumenos

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Perceptions of Cheating at a Small, Private Ecuadorian Institution, L. Enrique Ponce

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Effects of a Multidirectional Walking Program on Physical Function and Quality of Life in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Patients, Melanie Potiaumpai

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Sexual Decision-Making among Men who Identify as Bears, a Gay Subculture, Narciso Quidley-Rodriguez

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Developing Popular Music Programs in Higher Education: Exploring Possibilities, Kat Reinhert

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Non-Cognitive Factors that Contribute to the Black Gender Gap in Community College Persistence, Simeon Richardson

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Hemodynamic and Hormonal Responses to an Exercise Test in Parkinson's Disease Patients without Orthostatic Hypotension, Kirk Roberson

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Developing, Evaluating and Utilizing a Measurement Approach to Index the Fidelity of Subjective Reports During a Sustained Attention Task, Joshua Rooks

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Illustrated Libros for Niños: The Interplay of Translanguaging and Multimodality in Polycultural Picturebooks, Carolina Rossato de Almeida

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Completion of a Stand-Alone Versus Coach-Supported Trial of a Web-Based Program for Distressed Relationships, Karen Rothman

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An Assessment of the Caribbean Sea’s Upper Ocean Influence on Air-Sea Interaction during Tropical Cyclones, Johna Rudzin

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Un Solo Pie Adentro: Sense of Community of Puerto Ricans in Miami, Andrea Cristina Ruiz-Sorrentini