Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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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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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Ottorino Respighi: Published and Unpublished Works for Piano Solo, Luca G. Cubisino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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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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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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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 E. 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 Wen-Ting 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 Kathleen 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 Pei-Yao 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 D. 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 Ramsey 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 Nicole 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 Simão Marques

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Engagement in HIV Care and Treatment Among Haitian Americans, Esther P. 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 Geoffrey 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 Anne Middlemas

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The Archer's Guide to Viola Playing, Lauren Emily Miller

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

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

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

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Role of USP24 in Modulation of DNA Damage Response, Leah E. 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 O'Brien

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