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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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From Excited Charge Dynamics to Cluster Diffusion: Development and Application of Techniques Beyond DFT and KMC, Shree Ram Acharya

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Development and Characterization of Solid-Contact Paper-Based and Micro Ion-Selective Electrodes for Environmental Analysis, Stephanie Armas

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Subjective-Objective Discrepancies Among Patients with Sleep Complaints in the Patient-Centered Medical Home, Keri Bayley

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Why is Democracy in Decline: Democratic Backsliding in Venezuela and Turkey, Fatih Bayraktar

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Altruistic Punishment Theory and Inter-Group Violence, Clayton Besaw

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A Theory of Cultural Tolerance for Preventing Ethnic Conflict: Evidence from Former Soviet States, Ajara Boulibekova

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A Complex Calculus: How Message Format and Processing Route Coordinate to Influence HPV Vaccination Message Persuasiveness Among Young Adults, Laura Boutemen

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Rumination and executive dysfunction: Risk factors for vascular depression, David Brush

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No Way Out: The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on Homelessness and the Consequences of Poor Health Outcomes, Kristina Bryant

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Does Constructive Criticism Boost Creativity? Examining the Moderating Role of Leader-Member Exchange, Learning Goal Orientation, and Feedback Seeking Behavior, Devin Burnell

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Adaptation and Resilience of Extreme Teams: A Qualitative Study Using Historiometric Analysis, Lauren Campbell

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Investigations of Possible Cases of Scurvy in Juveniles from the Kellis 2 Cemetery in the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt, Through Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Isotopic Analysis of Multiple Tissues, Georgina Chasse

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Understanding Human Performance and Social Presence: An Analysis of Vigilance and Social Facilitation, Victoria Claypoole

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Low Income And First Generation Students' Engagement Of Authority Figures, Josalie Condon

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Attitudinal Trends in Support for Police Use of Force Before and After Ferguson, TaShanda Dennison

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Demanding Reduction: An Exploration of County-Level Characteristics Associated with Areas of Human Trafficking in Florida, Madelyn Diaz

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Integration of Fundamental Research and CER: The Role of Authenticity in Developing Views on the Nature of Teaching, Learning, and Doing Science, Julie Donnelly

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I'm Not Your Waifu: Sexual Harassment and Assault in Cosplay, Anime & Comic Conventions, Alexandria Ellsworth

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Far-Infrared Bands in Plasmonic Metal-Insulator-Metal Absorbers Optimized for Long Wave Infrared, Rachel Evans

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Dynamically Tunable Plasmonic Structural Color, Daniel Franklin

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Testing the Capability of Close-Range Photogrammetry to Document Outdoor Forensic Scenes With Skeletal Remains Using Mock Scenarios, Kevin Gidusko

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Reflectance Transformation Imaging: Documenting Graffiti in the Maya Lowlands, Rachel Gill

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Investigating the Role of Cognitive Load in Synthetic Learning Environments for Training, Joelene Goh

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Nanoscale Characterization and Mechanism of Electroless Deposition of Silver Metal, Christopher Grabill

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Reproductive Rights and Justice Advocacy in Central Florida: Who is Represented?, Mary Hager

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Gender and Conflict in Long-Term Romantic Relationships, Emily Hamlin

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Advancements in Liquid Chromatography for the Determination of Polycyclic Aromatic Compounds in Environmental Samples, Hugh Hayes

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Potential Relationship Between Vascular Depression and Autobiographical Memory Specificity in an Older Adult Population According to the CaR-FA-X Model, Manuel Herrera Legon

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Characterizing Biogeochemical Shifts in Two Salix Caroliniana Michx. Encroached Freshwater Subtropical Marshes, Janet Ho

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The Relationship Between Team Role Sub-dimensions, Personality, and Team Effectiveness, Ryan Howell

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Revisiting the Postclassic Burials at Lamanai, Belize: A Second Look at the Unique Ventrally Placed, Legs Flexed Burials., Victoria Izzo

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Young Adult Development and Caregiving: Disposition and Involvement in Care, Nicholas James

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Determining the Small-scale Structure and Particle Properties in Saturn's Rings from Stellar and Radio Occultations, Richard Jerousek

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Investigating compositional variations of S-complex near-Earth asteroids: (1627) Ivar, Jenna Jones

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USDA Instructional Risk Messages for High Pathogen Avian Influenza, Jenna Jones

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Electronic, Optical, and Magnetic Properties of Graphene and Single-Layer Transition Metal Dichalcogenides in the Presence of Defects, Mahtab Khan

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Split Aptameric Turn-On Fluorescence Sensor for Detection of Sequence Specific Nucleic Acid at Ambient Temperature, Nanami Kikuchi

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What #NoWomanEver Wants To Hear: The Social Construction of Corrective Facework After Street Harassment, Emily Knapp

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Alcohol Pathology and the Triarchic Model of Psychopathy: The Role of Protective Behavioral Strategies and Impulsivity, Matthew Kramer

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Ethnic Exclusion & Conflict in the Caspian: Comparing Kazakhstan & Azerbaijan, Danny Krikorian

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State Gun Control Laws, Jacob LaFleur

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Impact of Ionizing Radiation and Electron Injection on Carrier Transport Properties in Narrow and Wide Bandgap Semiconductors, Jonathan Lee

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Oculomotor Mechanisms Underlying Attentional Costs In Distracted Visual Search, Joanna Lewis

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Experimental Confirmation of Ballistic Nanofriction and Quasiparticle Interference in Dirac Materials., Michael Lodge

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Design, Synthesis, Stability, and Photocatalytic Studies of Sustainable Metal-Organic Frameworks, Matthew Logan

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Working Memory Capacity and Executive Attention as Predictors of Distracted Driving, Jennifer Louie

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Style Speaks: Clothing Judgments, Gender Stereotypes, and Expectancy Violations of Professional Women, Jamie Lower

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Polyelectrolyte Complexes Based on Poly(acrylic acid): Mechanics and Applications, Xiaoyan Lu

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Anti-capitalism in the Contemporary Age: The Case of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, William Maddens

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Recruiting Followers for the Caliphate: A Narrative Analysis of Four Jihadist Magazines, Andrea Madrazo

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A Bioarchaeological Study of Osteoarthritis of Agro-pastoralists from Mistihalj, Bosnia and Herzegovina: A Lifestyle Set in Time, Zorina Manoni

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Whetting Their Appetite: A Spatial Analysis of Seasonal Flooding and Raised Field Agriculture in the Llanos de Mojos, Bolivia, Samuel Martin

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Unearthing the Past and Present of a Semi-fossorial Lizard: Conservation Genetics, Phylogeography, and Taxonomy of Plestiodon egregius., Kathryn Mercier

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Holding Off on the Fun Stuff: Academic Media Multitasking and Binge Watching Among College Students, Kelly Merrill Jr.

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Animals of the Cloud Forest: Isotopic Variation of Archaeological Faunal Remains from Kuelap, Peru, Samantha Michell

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Olfaction, Memory, and Presence in Warfighters: Do the Scents of War Matter?, Benson Munyan

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Analysis of United States Congresswomen's Tweets During the 2017 and 2018 Women's Marches Against Donald Trump in the U.S., Cynthia Nnagboro

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My Plate, Your Food: Foodways of International Students in US' Colleges and Universities, Boniface Noyongoyo

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Organizational Legitimacy as Co-Created Value, Christina Maria Olsen

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Coming to a Full Stop: An Investigation of Menstrual Period Stigmas in College Students, Mary Jane O'Toole

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The Spatial Distribution of Tumuli in the Iron Age Kanak Su Basin, Turkey, Paige Paulsen

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In Quest of Bernstein Inequalities Rational Functions, Askey-Wilson Operator, and Summation Identities for Entire Functions, Rajitha Puwakgolle Gedara

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Don't Do the Crime If You Can't Do a Man's Time: Examining Sentencing Disparities Using Offender Demographics, Vanessa Rinker

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Domestic Stalking, Violation of Protective Orders, and Homicide in Chicago: The Influence of Social Disorganization and Gender Inequality, Sarah Sacra

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An Analysis of Terrorism and Mental Health in Mass Shootings as Perceived by the Media, Amairini Sanchez

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The Evolution of Shared Responsibility and Instructional Risk Communication in Brazil's Campaign against the Zika Virus, Rodrigo Soares

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Childhood Experiences and Domestic Violence: The Role that Interpartner Violence Plays in Relationship Functioning and Parenting Behaviors in Adulthood., J'Nelle Stephenson

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Sleep Disturbances Among Firefighters: The Impact Of Shift Work On Sleep And Cognition, Jeremy Stout

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Evolution and Distribution of Phenotypic Diversity in the Venom of Mojave Rattlesnakes (Crotalus scutulatus), Jason Strickland

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Hilbert Series of Graphs, Hypergraphs, and Monomial Ideals, Kyle Trainor

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Qualitative and Quantitative Elemental Composition Analysis of the Surrounding Pollen Coating via ICP-MS, Brandy Voyer

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Undergraduate Student Agreement With Reformed Introductory Physics Classes, Matthew Wilcox

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Categorical Change: Exploring the Effects of Concept Drift in Human Perceptual Category Learning, Andrew Wismer

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Quasi-Gorenstein Modules, Alexander York

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The Evolution of Peristenus (Hymenoptera: Braconidae): Taxonomy, Phylogenetics and Ecological Speciation, Yuanmeng Zhang

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Optical Properties of Single Nanoparticles and Two-dimensional Arrays of Plasmonic Nanostructures, Yadong Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Growth and doping of MoS2 thin films for electronic and optoelectronic applications, Hussain Abouelkhair

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Predicting Gun Ownership in America: Birth Cohort, Political Views, and Attitudes Towards Gun Control Legislation, Jared Adams

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Charge and Spin Transport in Low-Dimensional Materials, Amin Ahmadi

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Time-Resolved Phosphorescence Spectroscopy at Cryogenic Temperatures for the Environmental Analysis of Polycyclic Aromatic Sulfur Heterocycles in Oil Contaminated Sites., Maja Al Tameemi

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Damned to Hell: The Black Church Experience for College Educated Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals, Edwanna Andrews

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Spin and Charge Transport in Graphene Based Devices, Marta Anguera Antonana

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Getting the Upper Hand: Natural Gesture Interfaces Improve Instructional Efficiency on a Conceptual Computer Lesson, Shannon Bailey

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A Place in the Pew: Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Individuals' Perceptions of Religious Traditions, Mandi Barringer

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Light Trapping in Thin Film Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells, Javaneh Boroumand Azad

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Using Biomarkers to Assess the Migratory Ecology and Reproduction of the Florida Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas), Ryan Chabot

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Against the Flow: A Nineteenth Century Watermill in Central Florida, Elizabeth Chance Campbell

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Sampling and Reconstruction of Spatial Signals, Cheng Cheng

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Dimensions of State Fragility: Determinants of Violent Group Grievance, Political Legitimacy, and Economic Capacity, Jason Christensen

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Intrinsic Factors Affecting Decomposition Changes in Archaeological Head Hair from Kellis 2 Cemetery, Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt, Kathleen Cole

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Optimizing Laboratory Pyrolysis Methods to Compliment Real World Fire Debris, Richard Coulson

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The Effect of Parental Population Density on Offspring Immune Function, Dana Davis

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An Anthropological Study of Eating Perspectives, Meal Composition, and Food Choices Among Diverse Student Populations, Chelsea Daws

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How Does Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work? Potential Mechanisms of Action for Veterans with Physical and Psychological Comorbidities, Frances Deavers

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Computational Approach to Electrocatalysis, Nagendra Dhakal

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From Tunnel Vision to Bird's-Eye View: The Development of a Broad Harassment Construct, Lindsay Dhanani

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Crafting Craft Beer Brands: An Examination of identity, Community, and Growth in Orlando Area Craft Breweries, Dylan Fehribach

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Keep Your Thoughts Off My Body: Social Attitudes Toward Rape-Related Abortions, Ketty Fernandez

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Using Molecular Genetic and Demographic Tools to Improve Management of Ex Situ Avian Populations, Gina Ferrie

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Cross-Continental Insights into Jaguar (Panthera onca) Ecology and Conservation, Joe Figel