Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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An Exploration of the Two-Dimensional Poroelastic Properties of Oceanic Crust at the Formation Scale, William Zachary Billings

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The Role of Arginyltransferase Ate1 in Prostate Cancer Progression, Michael D. Birnbaum

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Modulation of Cloud Cluster Propagation by Super Cloud Clusters, Joaquin Esteban 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 R. Brandfon

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

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Modulating Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and Sensory Dysfunction in Drosophila, Jennifer M. Brazill

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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 Ukrainian Crisis: An Eclectic Analysis, Christian Brodermann

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

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Making Covenants with Brute Beasts: Making Room for Non-Human Animals in a Contractualist Framework, Jennifer Lynn Burgis

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The Sedimentation and Diagenesis of a Miocene-Pliocene Mixed-System: Cibao Basin, Dominican Republic, Brandon Burke

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Neural Basis of Repetitive Negative Thinking in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Catherine Ann Burrows

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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 Miguel Carballosa

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Trauma, and Stress: A Network Approach, Julia Yang Carbonella

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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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Pulsatile Urea Excretion in Gulf Toadfish: Neuroendocrine Control and Potential Involvement in Chemical Communication, Maria C. Cartolano

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Do School Environmental Indicators Impact Student Body Mass Index and Blood Pressure?, Daniella Carucci

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Reconstructing Uncertain Response Surfaces with Application to Lagrangian Ocean Data, Rafael Carvalho Goncalves

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

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

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

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Polycomb Complexes Associate with Enhancers to Regulate Oncogenic Pathways in Cancer, Ho Lam (Candy) Chan

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Teachers' Negotiation of Curricular Adaptation: Understanding the How and Why in Intensive Reading Settings, Lindsey A. Chapman

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Mesoscale Organized Convection in Climate Models: A Stochastic Scheme and Uncertainty Quantification, Gino Chen

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Developing an Online Computational Thinking Instrument for Elementary Students, Guanhua Chen

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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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Design and Build of a High Performance Naturally Aspirated Ford Motor Company Coyote Engine, Christopher Collins

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Educational Experiences and Academic Adjustment of Transfer Students at the Four-Year University, Jacklyn A. 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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Neuroimaging of Cognitive Flexibility: Task Validity and Clinical Applications, Dina R. Dajani

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Studies on the Photophysical Properties of Aromatics and Dyes in Isotropic Solvent and in Confined Spaces, Ashwini Danao

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A Population-based Assessment of Suicide Risk, Summer D. DeBastiani

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Spinal Cord Neural Interface in Common Marmosets, Shubham Debnath

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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 Martina 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 J. Doyle

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Subaltern Communication for Social Change: The Struggles of Manual Scavengers in India, Sheeva Yamunaprasad Dubey

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Influence of Enrollment Management Strategies at Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, Melody Dunbar

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The Design and Implementation of a Comprehensive Back Injury Prevention Program and Development of a Vo2max Non-Exercise Regression Model for Emergency Services Personnel, Tamer Hatem Elattar

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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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"Terrorists” Imaginaries: Social Exclusion, Queerness, Repressive Apparatus and the Emergence of Post-religious Terrorism in Contemporary Maghrebian Francophone Literature and Film, Thouraya Ferid

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Salient Factors Among Hispanic Parents for Vaccinating Children Against HPV, Madeline Fernandez

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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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Towards Monosex Production of a Marine Pelagic, Julian Fiorentino

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Effects of Psychological and Structural-Level Factors on Sexual Risk and STI Incidence in High-Risk Men Who Have Sex with Men, Calvin J. Fitch

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A Contemporary Improvisational Methodology for the Cellist, Ian Calder 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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The Uses of the Stage: Canon Formation Processes in Cuban Theater, Ernesto Fundora

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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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Sleep Duration, Postprandial Metabolic Function, and the Role of Insulin Resistance in Nondiabetic Individuals, Karin A. Garcia

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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

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The Influence of Seawater Chemistry on the Geochemistry of Scleractinian Corals, Sharmila Joy Giri

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The Effects of Nicotine on Stem Cell Derived Cardiomyocytes, Jordan Michael 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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Shifting Masculinities from North Africa: in Yasmina Khadra, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Mohamed Leftah and Abdellah Taïa’s Fictions, Melyssa Haffaf

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Quantifying the Effect of Tropospheric Delay on Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar and its Application to Crustal Deformation, Emre Havazli

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Learning and Reasoning with Imperfect Data, Janith Heendeni P. Don

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The Impact of a Professional Development Program in Popular Music on a Music Teacher's Beliefs and Practices, Donna Hewitt

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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 Farrell Hoffman

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

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Modeling the Effect of Seasonality on the Transmission of Antibiotic Resistance Bacteria in Hospitals with Environmental Contamination, Qimin Huang

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The Role of CADM1 in Viral-Mediated Oncogenesis, Richard Anthony Hunte

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Supramolecular Complexation Studies of Electroactive Guests by Cucurbit[n]uril Hosts, Vivian Iglesias

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Effects of Cognitively Guided Instruction Professional Development on Teachers' Ability to Predict Student Success on Mathematical Tasks – Toward a Conceptual Framework on Teachers’ Knowledge of Their Students, Naomi Iuhasz-Velez

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Essays in Financial Economics, Sima Jannati

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Thinking About Feelings: The Relationship Between Repetitive Negative Thinking and Emotion Instability, Brittany Jaso

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Investigation of Spinal Cord Injury-Induced Gastrointestinal Dysfunction and Related Microbiota, Fungal, and Intestinal Alterations in a Rat Model and Humans with Spinal Cord Injury, Elisabeth Jeffrey

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STEM+L: Investigating Adolescents’ Participation Trajectories in a Collaborative Multimodal Composing Environment, Shiyan Jiang

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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 E. Kaufman

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Building Integrated Wetlands for Sustainable Food Production in Cities, Shruti Khandelwal

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Sustainable Concrete Using Seawater and Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Bars, Morteza Khatibmasjedi

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Role of GTPase MTG1 in Mitochondrial Translation and heart Physiology, Hyun-Jung Kim

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Reframing the Role of Size in Transformation: A Participatory Theory Development Study with Community Organizers and Activists, Natalie Kivell

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Radiative Transfer Diversity and its Influence on the Response of the Hydrological Cycle in Climate Models, Ryan Joseph Kramer

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The Allocation of Attentional Resources: Exploring Fluctuations in Mind Wandering with Variation in Performance and Affective Variables, Marissa Krimsky

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Decoding the Sleep Homeostat Architecture, Andrey Lazopulo

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