On August 17, 2018, Paola Jessurun Aponte, defended her thesis titled A Proposed Model to Understand Compulsive Buying Behavior, a translation from Spanish into English of Propuesta de un modelo para entender la conducta de compra compulsiva by Lorraine M. Martínez-Novoa.
The Thesis Committee, formed by Nicholas Faraclas, Ph. D., Robert Dupey, Ph. D., and thesis advisor Alma Simounet Bey, Ph. D., awarded her thesis the grade bueno.