Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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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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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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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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 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 R. Iuhasz-Velez

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Essays in Financial Economics, Sima Jannati

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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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"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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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

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Development of Turn-On Fluorescent Kinase Inhibitors, Heajin Lee

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Microglial Inflammasome Activation in Penetrating Traumatic Brain Injury, Stephanie Lee

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Can Digital News Shape Civic Participation? Discussion, Deliberation, and the Civic Potential of a New Form of News Delivery, Joy Leopold

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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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Essays on the Value of Information in Supply Chain Management and Healthcare Management, Yutian Li

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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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A Comparative Analysis of Techniques of Euphonium and Vocal Performance Using Acoustical Properties, Brian Logan

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

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Unsupervised Random Forests and Target Outcome Relationship Exploration, Alejandro Mantero

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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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Exploring Barriers, Beliefs, Knowledge, Experiences, and Emotions Related to Yoga Practice Among a Racially and Ethnically Diverse Sample, Denise S. Marques

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Engagement in HIV Care and Treatment Among Haitian Americans, Esther Mathurin

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(Re) Mapping the Black Atlantic: Abject Blackness and Arabness Across the Atlantic in African-American, French and Maghrebian Literature, Hicham Mazouz

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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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Holocene-Pleistocene Climate Variability Through Stalagmites, Sevag Mehterian

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The Roles of Cloud Radiative Feedbacks and Ocean Heat Transport in Climate Variability, Eleanor Middlemas

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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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Development of a Styrene-Isobutylene-Styrene (SIBS) and Carbon Black Thermoplastic Elastomer for Biomedical Pressure Sensing Applications, Brigitte Morales

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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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Anisotropic Transport Properties of Low-Dimensional Molybdenum Bronzes, Saeed Moshfeghyeganeh

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Identification and Clinical Validation of Novel Prostate Cancer Biomarkers Filamin A (flna), Filamin B (flnb), and Keratin 19 (krt19) Using Patient-Derived Omics and Bayesian Artificial Intelligence, Niven R. Narain

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Role of USP24 in Modulation of DNA Damage Response, Leah Nemzow

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Mitochondrial DNA Fate and Deletion Formation Following Double-Strand Breaks, Nadee Nissanka

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Novel Methods for Reasoning with Uncertain Hard and Soft Data using Probabilistic and Belief Theoretic Methods, Rafael Camilo Nunez Sanchez

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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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It’s Not Quorum Without You: Bacterial Quorum Sensing in Disease States and Infection, Gregory OConnor

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Novel Methods for Improving Resolution in Liquid and Solid State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Lauren Fae ODonnell

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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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Effects of Temperature, Ultraviolet Radiation and Crude Oil Exposure on Early-Life Staged Mahi-Mahi (Coryphaena hippurus), Christina Pasparakis

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The Social Context of Women's Sustained Participation in Activism, Susan Paterson

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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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The Role of General Psychological Processes in the Association Between Parental Rejection and LGB Youth Internalizing Problems, Brian Edmund Richter

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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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A Proposed Curriculum for a University Level Performance-Based Seminar Using Works from Selected Caribbean Territories, Harley Robertson

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Salt Detection and the Influence of Anorectic Drugs of Abuse in the Taste System, Jennifer Roebber

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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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Kaposi’s Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus-Encoded Viral IL-6 (vIL-6) Enhances Immunoglobulin Class-Switch Recombination, Santas Rosario

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

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Efficient Estimation of Signal States in a Graph with Application to Time Varying Conditions, Buddhika Samarakoon Mudiyanselage

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Photonic Strategies for Bioimaging and Modulation of Biological Systems, Lorenzo Sansalone

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An Integrated Bioinformatic and Statistical Analysis of NGS Data Relevant to Diabetic Retinopathy, David Sant

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Molecular Mechanisms by which Statins Promote Epidermal Wound Healing, Andrew Sawaya

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Submarine Mass Wasting in Carbonate Environment - Preconditions, Triggers, and Consequences, Jara Schnyder

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Systematics, Evolution, and Biogeography of Ayenia (Malvaceae subfamily Byttnerioideae), Wyatt Sharber

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Surface Chemistry and Spectroscopic Studies of Enzymatic, Non-Enzymatic Molecules and their Applications, Shiv K. Sharma

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High Resolution Wide Field-of-View Optical Coherence Tomography For 3D Imaging, Kai Shen

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Examining Periodontal Disease and Cardiovascular Disease Risk - Assessing the Feasibility and Acceptability of Screening in the Dental Care Setting, Richard H. Singer

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Identification and Quantification of Wave Breaking Effects in Single-Polarization Along-Track InSAR Imagery of the Coastal Ocean, Conor J. Smith