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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Biophysical Analysis of the Structure and Aggregation of Amyloid beta Peptide, Faisal Abedin

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In Situ Production of Metal Nanoparticles on Carbon Rich Polymer Derived Ceramic Fibers, and Nanoparticles Suspension Casted Superhydrophobic Coating, Sajia Afrin

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Easy Money: Examining Social Disorganization, Urbanization, Healthcare Fraud, and Community Health in America., Wilmer Alvarez Irizarry

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Photoluminescence Properties of Polycyclic Aromatic Sulfur Heterocycles and Their Sorption and Desorption onto Microplastics., Sadia Arif

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A Spectroscopic Survey of Primitive Main Belt Asteroid Populations, Anicia Arredondo-Guerrero

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The Green Morocco Plan: A Case Study of the Unintended Consequences of Sustainable Development Initiatives, Sofiya Asedrem

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Polymer-based and Functionalized 3D Microelectrode Array (MEA) Biosensors, Nilab Azim

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Security Dynamics in West Africa: The Interplay of Ecology, State Legitimacy, and Corruption on State Stability, Daniel Banini

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Identifying Biomarkers of Alzheimer's Disease from the Dakhleh Oasis Kellis 2 Cemetery using ICP-MS, Emily Barron

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The Bikini Line: Race, Gender, and Embodiment in Texas Beauty Pageants, Chelsea Belanger

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Non-lethal Predictors of Organ Level Metal Contaminants in Central Florida Red-shouldered Hawks, Jennifer Bouchenot

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Representation of Death in Independent Videogames: Providing a Space for Meaningful Death Reflection, Alexander Boyd

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A Drosophila P5B-Type ATPase is Required for Polyamine Transport, David Brown

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A Longitudinal Examination of Depression Among Older Adults: The Role of Working Memory and Sleep, David Brush

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Loss of Control Eating Predicted by the Interaction Between Emotion Regulation Difficulties, Distress Tolerance, and the Expectancy that Eating Reduces Negative Affect, Emily Burr

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Attention Control in Children with ADHD: An Investigation Using Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS), Catrina Calub

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Exploring New Materials as Promising Electrocatalysts for the Generation of a Clean and Renewable Energy Source, Tyler Campbell

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"Bad Boys" To Bigger Problems: A Study on Masculinity and Mental Health, Yesenia Conde

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Bird Abundance and Diversity and the Impact of Oyster Reef Restoration on the Bird Community in Mosquito Lagoon, Florida, USA, Jessica Copertino

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Correlations in Microplastic Abundance Between Water, the Eastern Oyster, Crassostrea virginica, and Their Biodeposits in a Dynamic Florida Estuary, Casey Craig

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Understanding Variation in Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in UN PKOs: The Role of Military, Police, and Civilian Peacekeepers, Gabriella Cuber

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How Do You Feel About your Entitled Coworker? Effects of Perceiver's Entitlement and Impact Type on Reactions to Workplace Entitlement, Colleen Cui

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None of Your Beeswax: The Role of Perceived Coworker Nosiness and Interpersonal Trust in Predicting Knowledge Provision at Work, Richard Currie

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Beyond the Second Sidewalk: A Study of Collective Efficacy at Institutions of Higher Education and Surrounding Communities, Rebecca DeCesare

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Investigating the Spatial Relationship Between Sense of Place and Community-Based Organizations: Do Community-Based Organizations Influence Volunteering in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida?, Erica Edmonston

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Predicting Employee Performance: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review on Data Mining Methods, Turku Erengin

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Strategies for Successful Mangrove Living Shoreline Stabilizations in Shallow Water Subtropical Estuaries, Rebecca Fillyaw

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Evaluating Carbon Uptake and Storage Potential of Three Pine Species Across Environmental Gradients in Florida, Alicia Formanack

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Will It Be OK Boomers?: Effects of Precarious Work on Older Job-Insecure Workers, Alissa Gebben

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Developing GTA Instructional Skills: How does a Mixed Reality Teaching Simulator Impact GTA Instruction?, Ashley Geraets

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Empathy as a Buffer: The Moderating Effect of Trait Empathy on Counterproductive Work Behavior, Amanda Grinley

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Computation of Effective Properties of Smart Composite Materials with Generalized Periodicity Using the Two-Scales Asymptotic Homogenization Method, David Guinovart Sanjuan

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Measurement Invariance in the CESD-8 and Assessment of Mood Correlates Between American and Mexican Community Studies on the Multisystemic Geriatric Depression Cycle, Manuel Herrera Legon

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An Illusional Nuclear Taboo: Mechanisms of Domestic Attitudinal Patterns for Extreme Methods of War, Doreen Horschig

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A Mathematical Model for Predicting Animal Population Persistence on Fragmented Landscapes, Allyson Jones

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Dual Beam Frequency Comb FTIR Spectroscopy, Connor Kelly

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Small Intrusions, Powerful Payoff: Shaping Status Relationships Through Interstate Intrusions and Responses, Logan Kerschner

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Stock Shows and Rodeos: The Crossroads of Commodification, Consumption, and Care of Nonhuman Animals, Erin Kidder

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Understanding the Dietary Behavior of a 7th - 8th Century Avar Community from Jagodnjak, Croatia Using Stable Isotope Analysis of Bone Collagen, Marlon Koci

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Invasive Bullfrogs Maintain High Levels of Immune Gene Diversity Despite Elevated Bd Infection Relative to Native Populations, Jacob Lafond

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Assessing the Role of Disturbance in Estuarine Fish Community Dynamics, Dakota Lewis

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Initiation of Alcohol Use in College Students, Gabrielle Lynch

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Forensic Implications for the Diagenetic Alteration of the Stable Isotopic Composition of Pig Ribs Following Exposure to Aqueous Conditions., Erin Martin

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A Study of Deep-level Processing and Self-efficacy of Reflective Practice and Their Relationship with Achievement Goal Orientation, Interest, Reported Reflective Practice, and Formal Instruction in Graduate Clinical Psychology Students, Brandon Matsumiya

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It Happened Centuries Ago: Using GIS and Spatial Analysis to Map the Quilombo dos Palmares, Charlotte Mills

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Group Level Cues and The Use of Force in Domestic and Foreign Policy Contexts, Zlatin Mitkov

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Family and Child Functioning During Parental Separation: A Two-Part Study, Krystal Morrison

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Unusual Superconductivity in Topological nodal Line Semimetal, Riffat Munir

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A Breathing Intervention to Enhance Cardiac Regulation and Mitigate Stress in Police Cadets, Samantha Napier

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Bioarchaeological and Mortuary Patterns at Holtun, Guatemala: Integrating a Comparative Osteobiographic Approach, Horvey Palacios

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Monitoring Landscape and Spectral Dynamics of Subtropical Freshwater Wetlands that have Undergone Hydrological Restoration, Sarah Parker

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Victim Blame of Missing People Based on Race and Media Framing, Ciara Peebles

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The Double Curse Effect or Does Petroleum Patriarchy Affect Acceptability of Wife Battery in Former Soviet Countries?, Karina Powell

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Online Organizational Citizenship Behavior: An Exploration of New Avenues for Prosocial Behavior in the Digital Age, Sarah Rabon

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Applicant Reactions to One-Way Video Interviews: An Investigation of the Role of Individual-Level Cultural Values, Krystyn Ramdial

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Simulating Ejecta Blown off the Lunar Surface due to Landing Spacecraft using the Mercury N-body Integrator, Isabel Rivera

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The Reciprocal Effect of Gastrointestinal Health on Psychological Distress and Disability in Emerging Adults, Emily Ross

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Assessing Opinions Towards Transgender Individuals, Tiffeni Russo

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Parental Fear of Hypoglycemia, Adherence, and Glycemic Control in Young Children with Type 1 Diabetes, Jennifer Scheurich

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An Evaluation of the Performance of Proc ARIMA's Identify Statement: A Data-Driven Approach using COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Florida, Fahmida Akter Shahela

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Breaking News: The Presence of Framing in Partisan Cable News Network's Coverage of Officers Murdering Black Victims, Andrea Smith

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Dietary Variation of Social Elites Within a Late Horizon Cemetery (A.D. 1470-1532) at Túcume, Peru: Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Isotopic Analysis of Huaca Las Abejas., Dylan Smith

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Military Political Influence: How Military Leaders Interact with the Public Political Space, Thomas Spolizino

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Help in the Time of COVID: Informational, Emotional, and Instrumental Support Among Graduate Students During a Pandemic, Teanna Staser

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A Psychosociodevelopmental Framework for Conceptualizing the IPV Transgenerational Cycle: The Relationships Between Maternal Mental Health, The Parent-Child Relationship, and Young Child Outcomes., J'Nelle Stephenson

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Getting Crafting When You're Bored: The Interaction Between Personality and Boredom, Jamie Striler

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Classification of Ground-Truth Fire Debris Samples Using Neural Networks, Nicholas Thurn

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Toward In-situ Nanoscale Imaging and Spectroscopy: Applications in Growth and Catalysis of Two-dimensional Materials, Fernand Torres-Davila

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Enhancement and Evaluation of Proton Pencil Beam Spot Placement Algorithms, Mahboob Ur Rehman

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"I Have My Coven Now": Transgender Experience in the Central Florida Pagan Community, Alison Whitmore

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An Evaluation of the Differences Between Perpetrators in Completed and Averted School Shootings, Ashley Winch

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Chemical Vapor Deposition Growth of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides and Their Heterostructure Integration, Sajeevi Sankalpani Withanage

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Qualitative Reconceptualizations of Success in Physics From a Feminist Lens, Brian Zamarripa Roman

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Social Media Use And Safe Sex Practices Among Chinese Gay Men, Hang Zheng

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Examining the Indirect Effects of the Big-Five Traits on the Change in Job Satisfaction via the Change in Specific Work Characteristics, Jimmy Zheng

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Fluoresence Spectra Study of Sterically Strained Isomers of C24H14 polycyclic aromatic (PAHs) & Characterization of a Bio-sourced, Fluoresent, Ratiometric pH Indicator with Alkaline pKa, Samar Abd Alelah

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The Precariat and the Pandemic: Assessing the Wellbeing of Metro Orlando's Hospitality Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Caroline Austin

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Soda Pop: Illusions of Consumability by Generational Minds: Crowdsourced Story Awakens the Archival Consciousness, David Bailey

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Tunable Few- to Many-Cycle Source for High-Order Harmonic Generation and Time-Resolved Spectroscopy, John Beetar

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Transfunctions and Other Topics in Measure Theory, Jason Bentley

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Sexual Assault Acknowledgment and Psychological Symptoms: The Indirect Effect of Social Reactions to Disclosures, Emily Bernstein

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Atomic Scale Processes and Electronic Band Structure Engineering in Thin Layered Materials, Brandon Blue

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Comparing Human and Machine Learning Classification of Human Factors in Incident Reports From Aviation, Claas Tido Boesser

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Biodiversity and Community Composition of Freshwater Fish Assemblages in the Lower Amazon, Juan Bogota

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Lego my Ego: The Puzzling Role of Self-esteem and Goal Orientation on Appraisals of Unsolicited Help, Emily Broksch

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Cute Panda or Evil Dragon? Market Economy, Conflict Behavior and China's Peaceful Rise, Xiongwei Cao

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Exoplanets: Correlated Noise and Cautionary Tales, Ryan Challener

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Experimental and Computational Investigation of Plume Surface Interactions in Vacuum Microgravity, Wesley Chambers

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The Mediating Role of Leader-Member Exchange: Leader Personality and information Sharing, Hillary Chandler

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(Main)streaming Hate: Analyzing White Supremacist Content and Framing Devices on YouTube, Christopher Charles

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Chemometric Analysis of Multidimensional Fluorescence Data Recorded from Benzo[a]pyrene Metabolites in Shpol'skii Like Matrixes, Mohammadreza Chehelamirani

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Effects of Nurses' Workload on Creativity and Innovation: Examining the Role of Trait Mindfulness as a Moderator, Kinjal Chheda

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Social Connectedness and College Student Alcohol Use: Understanding the Role of Alcohol Expectancies, Social Anxiety, and Need to Belong, Mark Crisafulli

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A Test of Counterfactual Thinking Theory to Change Intentions to Use Protective Behavioral Strategies, Ardhys De Leon

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Assessing Stress Outcomes of Interpersonal Helping: An Application of Hindrance Stress Appraisals, Michael DiStaso

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Understanding the Role of Social Networks in Influencing Adult's Participations in Physical Activity in Unequal Physical and Social Environment, Ting Du

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Working Memory in Children with Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity disorder: An Investigation of Short-term and Central Executive Memory Components Using Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy, Samuel Eckrich

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What Do You Do When You are Bored? Outcomes and Moderators of Job Boredom, Mitchell Eid

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Distributed Algorithms and Inverse Graph Filtering, Nazar Emirov

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In Sickness or In Health: The Impact of Disease Burdens on the Likelihood of Violent Conflict, Devyn Escalanti