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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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

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

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Thesis: An Evaluation of the Seagrass Habitat in North Biscayne Bay, Florida, in Relation to a Changing Environment and Urbanization in the Port of Miami Harbor Basin 2005-2011, Sara M. Jarossy

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Thesis: Effects of EMF Emissions from Undersea Electric Cables on Coral Reef Fishes, Robert F. Jermain

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Thesis: Population Demographics and Sexual Reproduction Potential of the Pillar Coral, Denrogyra cylindrus, on the Florida Reef Tract, Lystina Kabay

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Dissertation: Tharu Barghar-Mukhiya Indigenous Model: A Case Study of Tharu Community of Nepal, Narayan B. Khadka

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Thesis: Using Regression-Based Effect Size Meta-Analysis to Investigate Coral Responses to Climate Change, Niklas Alexander Kornder

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Dissertation: Are Executive Positions Being Refused?, Jared Koyle

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Thesis: Transgenerational Effects of Thermal Stress: Impacts On and Beyond Coral Reproduction, Alyson Kuba

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Thesis: Acoustic Repertoire of Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) Bachelor Groups in the Waters Surrounding Ischia, Italy (Tyrrhenian Sea), Cristina M. Ledon

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Dissertation: Systematic Review of Online Developmental Mathematics Adaptive Learning Technology Intervention Investigation, Nova A. Lishon-Savarino

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Dissertation: An Investigation of Factors that Influence Registered Nurses’ Intentions to Use E-Learning Systems in Completing Higher Degrees in Nursing, Pauline G. Little

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Dissertation: Capturing, Eliciting, and Prioritizing (CEP) Non-Functional Requirements Metadata during the Early Stages of Agile Software Development, Richard Rabin Maiti

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Dissertation: Mutable Class Design Pattern, Nikolay Malitsky

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Thesis: Reproductive Ecology of Dragonfishes (Family: Stomiidae) in the Gulf of Mexico, Alex D. Marks

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Dissertation: An Empirical Investigation of Factors Affecting Resistance to Using Multi-Method Authentication Systems in Public-Access Environments, Joseph Marnell

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Dissertation: Effective Teaching Practices in Online Higher Education, Kim McMurtry

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Dissertation: A Study of the Success of Group Formation in Virtual Teams Using Computer-Mediated Communications, Eliel Melón-Ramos

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Thesis: Abundance and Diversity of Deep-Sea Crustaceans of Bear Seamount, New England Seamount Chain, Valerie Renee Miranda

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Dissertation: Enhanced Method Call Tree for Comprehensive Detection of Symptoms of Cross Cutting Concerns, Saleem Obaidullah Mir

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Dissertation: Educating as a Vocation: A Phenomenological Study of Womanist Educational Leaders, Aisha A. Moore

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Dissertation: Automatically Defined Templates for Improved Prediction of Non-stationary, Nonlinear Time Series in Genetic Programming, David Moskowitz

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Dissertation: An Experimental Study on the Role of Password Strength and Cognitive Load on Employee Productivity, Stephen Mujeye

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Dissertation: Parental Stress With Homeschooling K-6th Grade Children in a South Florida District, Jennifer Myers

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Dissertation: Assessing Knowledge Management Values by Using Intellectual Capital to Measure Organizational Performance, Thuan L. Nguyen

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Antecedents and Reinforcements of Luxury Fairtrade Purchasing and the Halo Effect of Reporting Fairtrade Practices, Patricia C. Nicelli

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Thesis: Can Twilight Reefs Usher In A New Dawn For Depauperate Shallow Coral Reefs?, Hunter KG Noren

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Thesis: Ports, Prosperity, and Pests: Assessing the Threat of Aquatic Invasive Species Introduced by Maritime Shipping Activity in Cuba, Charleen O'Brien

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Dissertation: Examining Consumers’ Selective Information Privacy Disclosure Behaviors in an Organization’s Secure e-Commerce Systems, Patrick I. Offor

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Dissertation: Teaching Presence and Intellectual Climate in a Structured Online Learning Environment, Janice Marie Orcutt

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Dissertation: Deconstructing public discourse on undocumented immigration in the United States in the twenty first century, Kwadjo Owusu-Sarfo

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Dissertation: The Art of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Experiential Training for Novice Therapists in Creative Collaborative Language, Lori Ann Pantaleao

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Dissertation: Conflict Resolution Behaviors and the Affect of Identity Standards and Empowerment Needs on Individuals Using External Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices, Amy R. Parker

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Dissertation: Use of Student Created Video Podcasts to Promote Foreign Language Grammar Acquisition in Middle School, Sergio Parra

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Thesis: Artificial Reefs as Juvenile Fish Habitats in Marinas, Allison Patranella

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Theory of Conflict Resolution Behavior: Dimensions of Individualism and Collectivism and Perception of Legitimacy of Power and Ideology; a Hermeneutic Comparative Analysis, Nadine Pierre-Louis

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Dissertation: The Effects of Time-compression and Learner-control in Multimedia Instruction, Jason Alan Pittman

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Thesis: Characterization of the Marine Sponge Amphimedon compressa Microbiome Across a Spatial Gradient, Renee Michelle Potens

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Dissertation: Sexual Attraction in the Therapy Room: An Exploration of Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists’ Experiences and Training, Rafiah Prince

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Dissertation: Corruption and Conflict: A Phenomenological Study of the Experiences of Nigerian Citizens, Farouk A. Raheemson

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Dissertation: THE MODERATING ROLE OF INTERACTIONAL JUSTICE ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN JUSTICE AND ORGANIZATIONAL CITIZENSHIP BEHAVIOR, Arlene Ramkissoon

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Dissertation: Student Perceptions of A Comprehensive Orientation Program for Online Courses, Wendy Robichaud

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Thesis: Trophic Ecology of Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) From Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida, David C. Roche

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Thesis: A Comparison of Qualitative and Quantitative Data Collection Techniques to Assess Mapping Accuracy in the Florida Keys, Ian K. Rodericks

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Dissertation: The Use of Reflective Practices in Applying Strategies Learned Through Professional Development in Social Studies Instruction, Montra L. Rogers

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Thesis: Global Genetic Connectivity and Diversity in a Shark of High Conservation Concern, the Oceanic Whitetip, Carcharhinus longimanus, Cassandra L. Ruck

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Thesis: Effects of Sedimentation on the Physiology and Oxidative Stress of Two Common Scleractinian Corals, Margaret E. Rushmore

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Dissertation: Toward the Development and Implementation of Personalized, Adaptive, and Comprehensive E-learning Systems, Emad Samwel

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Thesis: Sustainable Whale-watching for the Philippines: A Bioeconomic Model of the Spinner Dolphin (Stenella Longirostris), Allison Jenny Santos

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Dissertation: Assistive Technology Instruction in Teacher Professional Development, David N. Schaaf

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Thesis: Coral Persistence to Ocean Warming via Developmental Acclimation, Heather L. Schaneen

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Dissertation: My Dance with Cancer: An Autoethnographic Exploration of the Journey, Vardine K. Simeus

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Dissertation: Empirical Analysis of Socio-Cognitive Factors Affecting Security Behaviors and Practices of Smartphone Users, Joseph P. Simpson

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Dissertation: Neurocognitive Implications of Sport-Related Concussion in High School Athletes Over-Time, Evan Lee Smith

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Dissertation: An Evaluation of the Effect of a Mentoring Program on Eighth-Grade Students, Khalifa K. Stanford

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Thesis: Effects of 17 β-estradiol and Progesterone on Acropora cervicornis and Porites astreoides Growth and Reproduction, Joshua L. Stocker

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Dissertation: Evaluation of Supervised Machine Learning for Classifying Video Traffic, Farrell R. Taylor