Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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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

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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 S. O'Connor

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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 J. 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 Mikel Peterson

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

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Collective Time- Exploring Interaction in Music That Swings, Nicholas Anthony 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 Antonio Richardson

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

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Hemodynamic and Hormonal Responses to an Exercise Test in Parkinson's Disease Patients without Orthostatic Hypotension, Kirk B. 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 Katherine 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 Daniel Rooks

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

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

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

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

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A Method for Versatility and Flexibility for the Low Reed Specialist, Derek Smith

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The Role of Nucleophosmin and Neurotoxic Dipeptide Repeat Proteins in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Nadja Soares de Andrade

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Geological Hazard Assessments for Mexico City and its Surroundings Based on Synthetic Aperture Radar Interferometry (InSAR) Observations, Darío Emmanuel Solano-Rojas

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Biomechanical Analysis of Accurately and Carefully Placing an Aerospace Avionics Box in Restricted Space, Damon Burns Stambolian

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The Application of Clumped Isotopes in the Study of Marine Diagenesis, Philip Tauxe Staudigel

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Hispanic Ethnicity and Poison-Related Outcomes, Florida 2010-2015, Wendy Blair Stephan

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Bioeconomic Consequences of Fisheries Management: Florida's Commercial Reef Fisheries, Molly H. Stevens

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Visions of a Modern Nation: Haiti at the World's Fairs, Hadassah St. Hubert

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Characterization of Lens Capsule Dynamic and Structural Properties using Confocal and Scanning Probe Microscopy Techniques, Vivian Maria Sueiras

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Elucidating the Mechanism of Cancer Drug Addiction in ALK+ ALCL, Soumya Sundara Rajan

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Associations Between Physical Frailty and Cognitive Functioning Using Factor Analysis, Ni Sun-Suslow

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Periodic Solutions of Abstract Semilinear Equations with Applications to Biological Models, Qiuyi Su

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Activatable Fluorophores Combined with Amphiphilic Polymer Carriers for Bioimaging, Sicheng Tang

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Identifying Genetic Modifiers in Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Type 1A, Feifei Tao

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The Role of IL-2Rα-Dependent Signaling in Treg Development, Homeostasis, and Suppressive Function, Kevin Henry Toomer

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Imminent Communities: Transpacific Literary Form and Racialization, 1847-1920, Spencer Tricker

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Memorization: Survey and Application with Special Emphasis on the Left Hand, Deyana Ilieva Valchinova

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Transfer Students' Perception of Their Transition Experiences at a Private, Religiously Affiliated University, Yasdanee Valdes

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A Comparative Study of Whether the Relationship Between Moral Reasoning and Academic Misconduct Differs Between Traditional and Nontraditional Students, Janiel Francisco Vargas

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Photodimerization of cis-Cinnamic Acids and cis-Cinnamides in Crystalline State and Aqueous Solution, Giri Babu Veerakanellore

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Political Power in the Peripheries: The Paramilitares from Magdalena Medio (Colombia), 1978-2003, Nicolás Guillermo Velásquez Hernández

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Mechanisms of Physiological Amyloidogenesis, Miling Wang

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Multilevel Functional Data Analysis for Temporal Point Processes, Ming Wang

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Protective Multi-level Factors in Adolescents of Mothers with Mental Disorders, Chante Evette Washington-Oates

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Physiological and Affective Reactivity to Emotional Comments in Individuals at High Risk for Psychosis, Marc Joshua Weintraub

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Paracrine Signaling in the Pancreatic Islet: Mechanisms for Macrophage Maintenance of Tissue Homeostasis, Jonathan Weitz

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Alignment and Nonsurgical Pain Relief Methods for Musicians: A Trumpet Player's Perspective, Jack Wengrosky, Jr.

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Applying an Effective Practice Framework to Create a Lesson Syllabus for Undergraduate Jazz Trombone Students, William Wulfeck

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Identification and Functional Characterization of Dishevelled-Interacting Proteins in the Sea Urchin Strongylocentrotus Purpuratus and the Cnidarian Nematostella Vectensis, Wei Wu

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The Detection of Hazardous Materials Using Genetically Engineered Bacteria, Daniel Wynn

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Deep Learning Approach for Brain Machine Interface, Ziqian Xie

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Gold Nanoparticles Enhanced Diffuse Optical Imaging and Radiation Therapy, Keying Xu

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An Orthotropic Augmented Finite Element Method (A-FEM) for High-Fidelity Progressive Damage Analyses of Laminated Composites, Yunwei Xu

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Causes and Consequences of the Adoption of OTC Market’s Alternative Reporting System, Liu Yang

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Augmented Finite Element and Binary Model for Structural Applications, Yuhang Yang

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Investigations of Super-Lifting Co-Flow Jet Airfoil and Distributed Electric Propulsion Aircraft, Yunchao Yang

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Bioluminescence: An Old Tool for New Applications “Detection of Circulating Tumor Cells and Image-guided Therapy”, Yu-Ping Yang

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Deep Learning Based Imbalanced Data Classification and Information Retrieval for Multimedia Big Data, Yilin Yan

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Writing Music and its Role in a Conductor’s Training as a Performer, Chee Weng Yim

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Psychiatric Severity and HIV Risk in Adults with Mental Illness, Brady E. Yocom

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Alcohol-Induced Developmental Defects in Octavolateral Organs of Zebrafish: A Sensitive Period and Mechanisms, Lilliann Yvette Zamora

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The Assembly of the Mitoribosomal Large Subunit in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, Rui Zeng

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Study of Prussian Blue and Its Analogues as Mediators in Supercapacitors, Chen Zhang