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: I am Human, Too! An Analysis of Conflict Resolution Theories and Their Applicability to the LGBTQ Community, Jaime Anzalotta

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Dissertation: Predicting cardiovascular fitness in ethnic minority youth: A comparison of demographic, body composition, and physical activity variables, Steven Arcidiacono

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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: PTSD SUBTYPES, DEPRESSIVE PRESENTATION, DISSOCIATION, AND COGNITIVE APPRAISALS AND THEIR IMPACT ON CARDIOVASCULAR REACTIVITY RESPONSES TO STRESS, Dyona Augustin

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Dissertation: "YOUN EDE LÒT”: HELP-SEEKING AMONG HAITIANS, Josie A. Augustin

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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: An Analysis of Training Needs for Providers of Transition Services for the Deaf/Blind, Kelly M. Castino

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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: All Students Are Not Equal: A Case Study of Geometry Teachers’ Instructional Strategies When Trained in Multiple-Intelligence-Based Practices in Secondary Classrooms, Cassandre Davis

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Dissertation: Exploring the Experiences and Effects of International School Changes of ‘Third Culture Kids’, Ryan Dellos

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Dissertation: Factors in the Admissions Process Influencing Persistence in a Master’s of Science Program in Marine Science, Melissa L. Dore

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

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Thesis: Investigating the Effect of Mechanical Beach Cleaning on Nesting, Hatching and Emergence Success of Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and Green (Chelonia mydas) Sea Turtles in Broward County, Florida, Megan A. Earney

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Thesis: Differential Use of Two Warm-Water Effluents by the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) and Temporal Distributions throughout Broward County, Florida, Laura F. Eldredge

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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: The Relationship Between Ideology and Disgust Sensitivity, Shaina C. Fieldstone

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Exploring the Third Side of the Hawaiian Kingdom Conflict, Yvonne Fischer

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Thesis: Evidence of Intermittent Residency in the Northern Fur Seal (Callorhinus ursinus)., Megan Foley

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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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Dissertation: Defining usability heuristics for adoption and efficiency of an electronic workflow document management system, Steven Fuentes

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Thesis: Coral vs. Macroalgae: Relative Susceptibility to Sedimentation and Ocean Warming, Ashton J. Galarno

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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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Thesis: DNA Analysis of Surfactant-Associated Bacteria in a Natural Sea Slick in the Gulf of Mexico Observed by TerraSAR-X, Kathryn Howe

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Dissertation: Conversation Analysis of Michael White’s Decentered and Influential Position, Dragana Ilic

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Dissertation: Lives and The Effects on Workplace Productivity, Neisha S. Jones-Sewell

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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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Thesis: Microbial Community Richness Distinguishes Shark Species Microbiomes in South Florida, Rachael Cassandra Karns

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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: The Assessment of Burnout and Resilience in Correctional Officers, Vera A. Klinoff

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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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Dissertation: Moral Reasoning and Moral Emotions Linking Hoarding and Scrupulosity, Keith Lit

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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: Stand By Me: The Effects of a Police Anti-Bullying Presentation on South Korean High School Students' Attitudes About Bullying and Willingness to Intervene, Kenny Loui

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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: A Study of How Young Adults Leverage Multiple Profile Management Functionality in Managing their Online Reputation on Social Networking Sites, T. John McCune

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

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Dissertation: Individualized Instruction as a Faculty Training Strategy for Technology Integration, Jennifer Merritt

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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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Dissertation: Law School Deans and Distance Education: A Phenomenographical Study, Edward Oswald

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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: A Quantitative Study on the Correlation Between Grade Span Configuration of Sixth Grade Students in Private Florida Schools and Academic Achievement on Standardized Achievement Scores, Deborah J. Rantin

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Dissertation: Elizabeth I and the 1559 Act of Uniformity: A Study of the Impact of Gender Roles and Religious Conflict, Shawna K. Resnick

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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 - NSU Access Only: Uncertain Peace: An Autoethnographic Analysis of Intrapersonal Conflicts from Chabad-Lubavitch Origins, Yehuda Silverman

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Dissertation: Faculty and Student Perceptions of Teaching Presence in Distance Education Courses: A Mixed Methods Examination, Judith Slapak-Barski

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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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Dissertation: Evaluating Facebook as a Community of Practice to Ascertain Extent of Doctoral Student Connectedness, Lili D. Steiner

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Dissertation: Chief Student Affairs Officers’ Perceptions of Institutional Crisis Management, Preparedness, and Response, Heather Studenberg

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Dissertation: When Cyber Systems Crash: Attitudes Towards Cyber Utilization And Security, Nicholas L.K. Tar

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Dissertation: Organizational Leadership Challenges in Adopting Cloud Computing: A Systematic Literature Review, Norman Thompson

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

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Dissertation: Moving from Fear towards Unity among Intergroup Dialogue Participants in Israel-Palestine: Findings from a Qualitative Meta-Data-Analysis, Jesse W. Treakle

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Thesis: Bacterial Communities Associated with Healthy and Diseased Acropora cervicornis (Staghorn Coral) Using High-Throughput Sequencing, Charles Walton

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Dissertation: THE EFFECT OF AUDITING STANDARD NO. 5 ON AUDIT DELAY AND AUDIT FEES, Mark Washburn

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Dissertation: Karen–Burmese Refugees’ Cultural Perception of Formal Education, Veronica A. Williams

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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