All theses, dissertations and capstone projects from graduate students at Nova Southeastern University.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Dissertation: Painting our conflicts: A Thematic Analysis Study on The role of artists in peacemaking and conflict resolution, Kumail M. Almusaly

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Dissertation: Data Masking, Encryption, and their Effect on Classification Performance: Trade-offs Between Data Security and Utility, Juan C. Asenjo

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Dissertation: A Case Study of Cross-Cultural Complexities and Interpersonal Conflict Faced by Project Managers in Multicultural Software Development Project Teams, Hilary T. Aza

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Dissertation: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis A Social Revolution: International Yogi PeaceBuilders, Jodie M. Berman

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Thesis: Environmental Factors Affecting Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) Nesting, Hatching, and Incubation Patterns in Broward County, Florida, Zoey Ellen Best

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Dissertation: Towards a Conceptual Framework for Persistent Use: A Technical Plan to Achieve Semantic Interoperability within Electronic Health Record Systems, Shellon Blackman-Lees

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Dissertation: Cyber Bullying: A Quantitative Study on the Perceptions and Experiences of Female Emirati University Students, Michael R. Brochu

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Thesis: Mapping the Spatial-Temporal Variation in Ras Ghanada Seagrass Meadows and Sand Shoals between 1996, 2006 & 2012, Ryan Brookbank

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Next Disaster… Will Be Televised: An Exploratory Qualitative Media Analysis of Hurricane Preparedness in Television Newscasts, Tyra L. Brown

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Dissertation: Contextualizing Secure Information System Design: A Socio-Technical Approach, Abdul Rahim Charif

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Thesis: The Relationship between Near Shore Hardbottom Exposure and Benthic Community Composition and Distribution in Palm Beach County, FL, Kristen A. Cumming

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Dissertation: Exploring Identity and Negotiation among Women Military Interrogators through Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, James Dorough-Lewis

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Dissertation: A Novel Approach to Determining Real-Time Risk Probabilities in Critical Infrastructure Industrial Control Systems, Michael Elrod

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Dissertation: Enhancing the Accuracy of Synthetic File System Benchmarks, Salam Farhat

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Dissertation: Pulsar Search Using Supervised Machine Learning, John M. Ford

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Dissertation: Improved Detection for Advanced Polymorphic Malware, James B. Fraley

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Thesis: Variable Patterns in Spur and Groove Reef Morphology Explained by Physical Controls and their Relevance for Platform-Top Sedimentology, Robert C. Gardiner Jr

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Dissertation: Reducing the Download Time in Stochastic P2P Content Delivery Networks by Improving Peer Selection, Nicholas Hays

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Dissertation: Automated Feature Engineering for Deep Neural Networks with Genetic Programming, Jeff T. Heaton

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Dissertation: The Effect of Code Obfuscation on Authorship Attribution of Binary Computer Files, Steven Hendrikse

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Dissertation: Organizational Information Dissemination Within Collaborative Networks Using Digital Communication Tools, Cristelia Hinojosa

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Thesis: A Comparison of the Ichthyofaunal Trophic Ecology at Selected Limestone Artificial Reef Sites and Adjacent Natural Reef Sites, Joseph R. Hornbeck

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Dissertation: Perceptions of Validity: How Knowledge is Created, Transformed and Used in Bio-Agricultural Technology Safety Testing for the Development of Government Policies and Regulations, Jennifer Josephs

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Dissertation: Exploring the Potential for Artificial Reefs in Coral Reef Restoration: Responses and Interactions of Associated Biota to Varying Experimental Treatments in the Mexican Caribbean, Audie Kirk Kilfoyle

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Predictability of Identity Voting Behaviour, Perceived Exclusion and Neglect, and the Paradox of Loyalty: A Case Study of a Conflict Involving the Ewe Group in the Volta Region of Ghana and the NDC-led Administrations, Binamin Konlan

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Thesis: Caecidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in Broward County, Florida, Andres S. Lester-Coll

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Thesis: Distribution and Condition of Stony Corals in The Veracruz Reef System National Park: A Management Perspective, Mauricio López Padierna

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Dissertation: Cattle Rustling and Its Effects among Three Communities (Dinka, Murle and Nuer) in Jonglei State, South Sudan, Phillip T. Manyok

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Thesis: Growth of Orbicella faveolata in La Parguera, Puerto Rico, Darren B. Marshall

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Integrating Multiple Modalities into Deep Learning Network, Patrick McNeil

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Dissertation: The Role of Cognitive Disposition in Re-examining the Privacy Paradox: A Neuroscience Study, Zareef Mohammed

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Thesis: Assessing the Rate and Extent of Transgenerational Acclimation and Adaptation to Ocean Warming, Abby C. Nease

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Dissertation: Johnny Just Come (JJC): An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Study on the Intra-Extended Family Conflict Experience of Undergraduate Nigerian Immigrant College Students in the United States, Ann Maureen Nwabuzor

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Thesis: Age and Growth of Whale Sharks (Rhincodon typus) near the South Ari Atoll, Maldives, Cameron T. Perry

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Dissertation: Examining the Effects of Distractive Multitasking with Peripheral Computing in the Classroom, Jaime Eduardo Puente

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Dissertation: An Exploratory Study of the Approach to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Assuring Information Security, Coleen D. Santee

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Dissertation: A Runtime Verification and Validation Framework for Self-Adaptive Software, David B. Sayre

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Dissertation: An Assessment of the Influence of Functional Diversity and Perceived Information Quality on the Intention to Use Collaboration Systems, Eric M. Spriggs

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Capstone: Community Living Integration Club for Women in Recovery from Sex Trafficking, Toni Thompson

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Dissertation: Integration of Simulation into Healthcare Education through Applied Constructivism: A Randomized, Switching Replications Experiment, Samuel A. Yoders

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Cross-Cultural Effects on the Cognitive Process of Verbal and Numeric Rating Scales, Joseph Y. Zoller

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Dissertation: Information searching process of doctoral education distance program Hispanic students offered by Anglo-American institutions of higher education, Nollyris Algarin

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Dissertation: Evaluating the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems’ Success at the Individual Level of Analysis in the Middle East, Mohammad Alzoubi

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Dissertation: Social Worker Experiences Serving At-Risk Youth With Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities, Sherriese S. Anderson

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Dissertation: Leveling the Playing Field: Gender Inclusive Design for Single and Multiplayer Computer Role-Playing Games, Sandra N. Armstrong

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Dissertation: Patient Portals: Achieving Technology Acceptance and Meaningful Use in Independent Physician-Managed Practices, Kimberly W. Bartholomew

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Dissertation: Assessing the Effectiveness of a Fingerprint Biometric and a Biometric Personal Identification Number (BIO-PIN™) when used as a Multi-Factor Authentication Mechanism, Robert B. Batie

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Dissertation: Electronic Medical Records (EMR): An Empirical Testing of Factors Contributing to Healthcare Professionals’ Resistance to Use EMR Systems, Emmanuel Patrick Bazile

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Dissertation: An Empirical Study of Authentication Methods to Secure E-learning System Activities Against Impersonation Fraud, Shauna Beaudin

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Dissertation: Exploring the Career Experiences and Leadership Perceptions of Nonprofit Executives in Central Florida: A Mixed-Methods Study, JahKiya S. Bell

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Dissertation: Increasing the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Knowledge and Self-Efficacy of Parents of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders Using Multimedia Training Materials, Nina M. Bellomo

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Dissertation: Aspect Mining Using Multiobjective Genetic Clustering Algorithms, David G. Bethelmy

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Dissertation: An Analysis of the Relationship between Security Information Technology Enhancements and Computer Security Breaches and Incidents, Linda Betz

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Dissertation: Adolescents’ Perceptions of the Quality of Interactions in a Virtual High School, Aparna Bhargava

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Dissertation: Understanding the Effectiveness of Incarceration on Juvenile Offending through a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: Do the "Get Tough" Policies Work?, Jacqueline Anita Black

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Dissertation: The Design and Implementation of Online Radiology Modules Using the ADDIE Process and Rapid Prototyping, Leslie Bofill

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between Leader-Member Exchange and Organizational Citizenship Behavior in a Federal Government Organization, Shawn Boockoff

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Dissertation: A Comparison of Manual Signing and PECS Within a Functional Communication Training Context, Lloyd Boudloche JR

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Thesis: Population Fluctuation of the Nodular Coral Psammocora stellata in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador: An Indicator of Community Resilience and Implications for Future Management, Kathryn Brown

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Thesis: An Endemic Commensal Leucothoid Discovered in the Tunicate Cnemidocarpa bicornuta, from New Zealand (Crustacea, Amphipoda), Kaitlyn M. Brucker

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Dissertation: Men and College Enrollment: A Grounded Theory Study on Understanding how Gender Stereotypes Influence Men and Their Decision-Making, Mark Bukowski

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Thesis: Geographic and Depth Distributions of Decapod Shrimps (Caridea: Oplophoridae) from the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico with Notes on Ontogeny and Reproductive Seasonality, Eric A. Burdett

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Dissertation: Exploratory Factor Analysis of the Nova Multilingual Neuropsychological Battery (NMNB), Annelly Bure-Reyes

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Dissertation: Factors that Affect Faculty Use of Course Management Systems in Traditional Courses at Private 4-year Historically Black Colleges and Universities: An Empirical Approach, Hyacinth L. Burton

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Thesis: Beach Nourishment: Effects on the Hatching & Emergence Success Rates of Leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), Loggerhead (Caretta caretta), and Green (Chelonia mydas) Sea Turtles, Jenna Caderas

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Thesis: Systematic Patterning of Sediments in French Polynesian Coral Reef Systems, Andrew Calhoun

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Dissertation: Algorithmic Foundations of Heuristic Search using Higher-Order Polygon Inequalities, Newton Henry Campbell Jr.

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Dissertation: An Exploration of Home-based Therapists’ Supervisory Experiences: A Phenomenological Inquiry, Cherre Camper

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Dissertation: Development of a Cybersecurity Skills Index: A Scenarios-Based, Hands-On Measure of Non-IT Professionals' Cybersecurity Skills, Melissa Carlton

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Dissertation: Five-Factor Model as a Predictor for Spoken Dialog Systems, Teresa G. Carter

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Dissertation: A Big Idea: The Rollout of Open SUNY, Karen E. Case

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Dissertation: Social Grief: A Grounded Theory of Utilizing Status Updates on Facebook as a Contemporary Ritual, Celese Catania-Opris

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Dissertation: Predictive Modeling of Enrollment and Academic Success in Secondary Chemistry, Nathan Lee Charnock

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Dissertation: Validation of a Pressure Pain Threshold Scale in Patients Diagnosed with Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, Scott William Cheatham

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Dissertation: A Study of Changes in Montessori Early Childhood Teachers as a Result of Specialized Training, Ambar J. Cipolloni

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Dissertation: Teaching Professionalism in Nursing: A Quantitative Survey of Beginning Student Nurse Perceptions of Professional Values Interpreted Within a Leadership Context, Jocelyn J. Corrao

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Dissertation: Integrating Reading into Math Instruction to Increase Academic Achievement of English Language Learners, Camelia A. Courtright

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Thesis: Bacterial Indicators of Fecal Pollution: Exploring Relationships between Fecal Coliform and Enterococcus Groups in Central and South Florida Surface Waters, Shelby G. Craig

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Dissertation: The Experiences of Black MFT Doctoral Degree Holders with White Professors: A Phenomenological Study, Juliana M. Deans

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Dissertation: A Usability and Learnability Case Study of Glass Flight Deck Interfaces and Pilot Interactions through Scenario-based Training, Thomas James De Cino

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Dissertation: Veterans Treatment Courts: Pure Pretextualism or a Venue for Veterans' Needs?, John William Erickson Jr.

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Thesis: The Vertical and Horizontal Distribution of Deep-Sea Crustaceans of the Order Euphausiacea (Malacostraca: Eucarida) from the northern Gulf of Mexico with notes on reproductive seasonality., Charles Douglas Fine

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Thesis: Reef Fish Spatial Distribution and Benthic Habitat Associations on the Southeast Florida Reef Tract, Dana Fisco

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Dissertation: An Exploratory Study on Physical Fitness Policies Among Police Departments in North Carolina, Jay H. Fortenbery

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Thesis: Changes in Tursiops truncatus Distribution and Behavior in the Drowned Cayes, Belize, and Correlation to Human Impacts, Jazmin Garcia

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Dissertation: Enhancing the Couple Alliance and Developing a Dyadic Orientation in Discursive Couples Therapy: A Conversation Analysis of Therapists', Samira Y. Garcia

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Dissertation: A Study of Cultural Differences on the Supervisory Process in a Graduate School Program, Nancy M. Gauvin

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Thesis: Distribution, Abundance and Movement of Fish among Seagrass and Mangrove Habitats in Biscayne Bay, Patrick C. Goebel

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Thesis: Coral Genotype Influence on Growth and Stress Resistance in Acropora cervicornis: Investigating Potential Energy Tradeoffs, Peter T. Grasso

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Thesis: Establishing an Ecological Baseline of Macroinfaunal Assemblages in Nearshore Sediments of Southeast Florida, Candace Grimes

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Dissertation: Child Abuse, Intimate Partner Violence, and Resiliency in Incarcerated Women: Attachment as a PTSD Moderator, Cassandra Groth

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Dissertation: An Empirical Investigation of the Willingness of US Intelligence Community Analysts to Contribute Knowledge to a Knowledge Management System (KMS) in a Highly Classified and Sensitive Environment, Robert Hambly

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Dissertation: A Study of Data Sharing Practices within Scholarly Research Communities, Mary Harward

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Dissertation: Exploration of the Transition and Retention Experiences of Military In-Residence Secondary Boarding School Alumni at 4-Year Universities, Robert E. Hayhurst

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Thesis: Can Skeletal Morphology Support New Molecular Phylogenies of Antedonidae (Crinoidea: Comatulida)?, Brenna Hays

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Dissertation: An Empirical Assessment of Employee Cyberslacking in the Public Sector, Wilnelia Hernández

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Dissertation: Blended Learning for Faculty Professional Development Incorporating Knowledge Management Principles, Julie E. Hewitt

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Dissertation: Community College Faculty Dispositions Towards Blended Learning, Robin A. Hill

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Dissertation: Toward a Model of 12-Step Engagement: Predicting Recovery Involvement in Narcotics Anonymous, Hillary L. Howrey

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Dissertation: Using Mobile Phones for Teaching and Learning in Chinese Traditional Undergraduate Education, Guchun Huang