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: 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

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Study: Foster Care Youth Aging Out of the System, Guy Thompson

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Dissertation: Evaluation of the Relationship Between Employee Engagement and Student Engagement and Student Retention at a Large, Private, Not-for-Profit Research University, Jacqueline Anne Travisano

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Thesis: Quantifying the Toxicity of 1-Methylnaphthalene to the Shallow-Water Coral, Porites divaricata, for Use in the Target Lipid Model, Nicholas Turner

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Dissertation: Using Diversity Ensembles with Time Limits to Handle Concept Drift, Robert M. Van Camp

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Thesis: Coral recovery on phase-shifted reefs depend upon the type of macroalgae present, Justin N. Voss

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Dissertation: Unshackled: A phenomenological study of the effects of holistic conflict resolution training on inmate self-efficacy, Christina R. Wilson

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Thesis: A Tale of Two Theories: Using an Engineered Strain of E. coli to Bridge the Gap Between Quorum Sensing and Diffusion Sensing, Cortney E. Wilson

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Dissertation: Librarians’ Use of Instructional Design Methods in Creating Information Literacy Instruction, Michael W. Wilson

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Dissertation: An Empirical Investigation of Privacy and Security Concerns on Doctors’ and Nurses’ Behavioral Intentions to Use RFID in Hospitals, Thomas George Winston

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Dissertation: An Investigation of Socio-technical Components of Knowledge Management System (KMS) Usage, Noel Wint Jr.

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Dissertation: A Front-End Analysis Study of the Perceived Correlation Between Organizational Leadership and Student Success, Kathyleen G. Wyatt

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Dissertation: What Works for Successful In-Home Family Therapists Working at Community-Based Agencies, Aleyah R. Yasin

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Dissertation: Perceived Lack of Teacher Empathy and Remedial Classroom Conflicts, Henry Young

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Dissertation: Understanding the Impact of Hacker Innovation upon IS Security Countermeasures, Sean M. Zadig

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Thesis: News Feeds Clustering Research Study, Haytham Abuel-Futuh

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Dissertation: Use of Entropy for Feature Selection with Intrusion Detection System Parameters, Frank Acker

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Thesis: Comparison Of Mechanical And Optical Properties Between Three Different CAD/CAM Materials, Aasem Mutlaq Alhenaki

Capstone: Addressing moral distress in critical care nurses, Rose Allen

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Dissertation: Clergy Sexual Abuse, Robert P. Allred

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Thesis: Gene expression profiles of cytokines during osteogenic differentiation of human gingiva derived mesenchymal stem cells, Reem Almashat

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Dissertation: Digital Forensics Tool Interface Visualization, Roberto A. Altiero

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Thesis: Ecology, Population Dynamics, and Sexual Characteristics of Commensal Leucothoid Amphipods with the Sponge Cliona varians in the Florida Keys (Crustacea: Amphipoda), Stephanie Lynn Andringa

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Dissertation: Designing an effective information security policy for exceptional situations in an organization: An experimental study, George S. Antoniou

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Thesis: A Catch Per Unit Effort (CPUE) Spatial Metric with Respect to the Western North Atlantic Pelagic Longline Fishery, Max Appelman

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Dissertation: Factor Structure of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms among Torture Survivors, Ginger V. Armas

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Thesis: Benthic Invertebrate Communities and Habitat Characterization of the Pourtalès Terrace, Florida with Analysis of the Deepwater Coral Habitat Areas of Particular Concern and the East Hump Marine Protected Area, Jana K. Ash

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Dissertation: The Effect of Computerized Cognitive Training on the Working Memory and Mathematics Achievement of Low Achievers, Shalette Ashman-East

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Dissertation: A Study of the Factors and Conditions Associated With Graduate Enrollment Management Practitioners' Participation in Professional Development, Ariana Balayan

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Thesis: Thermal Preferences and Critical Temperature Regimes of the Western North Atlantic Invasive Lionfish Complex (Pterois spp.), Benjamin Barker

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Dissertation: Examining Social Network Site Usage by Older Adults: A Phenomenological Approach, Betsy Baugess

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Thesis: Ex Vivo Effects of an Orthodontic-Specific Bleaching System on Tooth Color and Existing Bracket Bonding, Kirk James Bean

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Dissertation: Effects of Linguistic Modification Accommodation on High School English Language Learners’ Academic Performance, Semra Beckham

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Dissertation: Examining Opinions and Perceptions Regarding Substitute Teachers and Their Impact on Student Learning, Lodoumgoto Bekingalar

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Dissertation: Balancing Act: Successfully Combining Creativity and Accountability in the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy, Nathalie Duque Bello

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Study of Notable Family Mediators: An Examination of Family Mediator Effectiveness, Paula Bell

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The 2004 Japanese Professional Baseball Collective Bargaining Negotiations: A Qualitative Case Study, Joy Delorenza Benjamin

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Dissertation: Locating Potential Aspect Interference Using Clustering Analysis, Brian Todd Bennett

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Rosine's Road, Daniel Betancourt

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Dissertation: Examing Positive Psychological Constructs in the Context of 12-Step Recovery, Danielle Bietra

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Dissertation: Governance and organizational sponsorship as success factors in free/libre and open source software development: An empirical investigation using structural equation modeling, Aleksandr Blekh

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Thesis: Translocation of Acropora cervicornis Across Geographic Regions: Investigating Species Recovery and Restoration, Bradley Cody Bliss

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Dissertation: The Importance of a Pictorial Medical History in Assisting Medical Diagnosis of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: A Telemedicine Approach, Grace Bonanno

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Dissertation: Nation-State Personality Theory: A Qualitative Comparative Historical Analysis of Russian Behavior, during Social/Political Transition, Mark George Bound

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Thesis: Connectivity of Coastal and Oceanic Ecosystems: Pelagic Habitat Use by Juvenile Reef Fishes in the Gulf of Mexico, Katie Bowen

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Thesis: Caffeine Elicits Time Dependent Biphasic Response of Functional Recovery in Carassius auratus Hemilabyrinthectomy Lesion Model, Bethany Brockhoff

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Dissertation: An Information Privacy Examination of the Practices of Pharmaceutical Companies Regarding Use of Information Collected Through Their Websites, Shonda Dellena Brown

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Dissertation: A Study of Assistive Technology Competencies of Specialists in Public Schools, Betsy B. Burgos

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Dissertation: Diffusion of Innovations of Videoconference Technology: An Instrumental Case Study Concerning Undergraduate Degree-Seeking Nontraditional Learners, Bruce G. Campbell

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Dissertation: Affect and Online Privacy Concerns, David Charles Castano

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Thesis: Lucky Me, Raquel B. Cedeño

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Dissertation: Impact of Preoperative Patient Profiles on Elective Open Intestinal Resection Outcomes, Wei Chao Chang

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Best Practices of Actively Engaged Volunteers Within a Megachurch, John M. Chase

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Developing Positive Working Relationships in a Large Urban School District, June Justa Chennault

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Dissertation: Between Warrior and Helplessness in the Valley of Azawa - The struggle of the Kel Tamashek in the war of the Sahel, Patrick James Christian

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Thesis: Evaluation of frictional forces between brackets of different types at various angulations and an arch wire: With and without pulsating vibration, Benjamin M. Christman

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Dissertation: Uncovering Meanings of Death, Trauma, and Loss as Experienced by Hospice Bereavement Coordinators: A Phenomenological Study, Rochelle S. Clarke

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Dissertation: Immunology Inspired Detection of Data Theft from Autonomous Network Activity, Theodore O. Cochran

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Dissertation: Achieving Competence: Clinical Instructors' Perspective, Kimberly W. Coleman-Ferreira

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Dissertation: The Lived Experiences of Adult Children of Mid to Later-life Parental Divorce: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, Joan Collins Ricketts

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Dissertation: Corporate Diversification and CEO Turnover Among Financially Distressed Firms, Jana Lynn Cook

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Dissertation: The State of Mobile Learning Implementation in Government Cabinet-Level Agencies and Departments, Algernon B. Corbett

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Thesis: The Our Florida Reefs Coastal Use Survey: An Online Survey to Support Stakeholder Management Recommendations for Southeast Florida, Amanda Rose Costaregni

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Dissertation: Evaluation of a Program Model for Minimizing Restraint and Seclusion, Jason Craig

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Conflict, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation in Rural, African American Churches in the South: A Phenomenological Study, Stephanie I. Credle

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Eficacia de un Programa de Capacitación para la Formación de Docentes Universitarios en la Modalidad a Distancia a Través del Modelo CIPP, Lourdes M. Cruz Ortiz

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Dissertation: The Lived Experience of Witnessing Bullying in the Workplace: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study, Angela E. Dash

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Dissertation: Security Frameworks for Machine-to-Machine Devices and Networks, Michael Demblewski

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Dissertation: Feasibility of Using Biofuel By-Products as a Sustainable Nutritional Resource for Aquaculture Production of Litopenaeus vannamei, Erik David DeMicco

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Thesis: Time-Series Evaluation of Suspect Rickettsiales-like Bacteria Presence in Acropora cervicornis off of Broward County from Years 2001–2012, Steven Di Lauro

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Dissertation: Usable Security using GOMS: A Study to Evaluate and Compare the Usability of User Accounts on E-Government Websites, Amran Din

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Thesis: Adjunctive appliance wear and gender affect patients' oral health-related quality of life during the late stage of orthodontic treatment in adolescents, Monica Dinh

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Dissertation: Teaching Relaxation Techniques to Improve Achievement and Alleviate the Anxiety of Students With Learning Disabilities in an Independent School, Melissa G. Dolton

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Dissertation: An Empirical Development of Critical Value Factors for System Quality and Information Quality in Business Intelligence Systems Implementations, Paul Dooley

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Dissertation: Well-being Technologies: Meditation Using Virtual Worlds, Laura Downey

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Thesis: Species Specific Microcalcification in Reef Building Caribbean Corals in Ocean Acidification Conditions, Ashley M. Dungan

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Dissertation: Determinants of Intention to Use New Technology: An Investigation of Students in Higher Education, Yolanda DuPree

Thesis: Microtensile bond strength of composite resin to sound dentin following application of chemical collagen crosslinkers, Kenya Dutra

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Dissertation: Examining the Security Awareness, Information Privacy, and the Security Behaviors of Home Computer Users, Keith Edwards

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Dissertation: Service Quality and Perceived Value of Cloud Computing-Based Service Encounters: Evaluation of Instructor Perceived Service Quality in Higher Education in Texas, Eges Egedigwe

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Dissertation: The Effects of Ongoing Assessment During a Psychoeducational Evaluation, Joseph Elliot

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Thesis: A Quantitative Assessment of the January 2010 Cold Spell Effect on Mangrove Utilizing Coral Reef Fishes from Biscayne National Park, Florida, Jeffrey M. Ellis

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Study of the International Student Experience at an American College, Julie Ann Exposito

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Dissertation: Exploratory study of breast cancer survivors' lived experience : activity engagement during and after breast cancer treatment, Anne Fleischer

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Dissertation: Accommodation, Avoidance and Submission: How the Interpretation of Biblical Submission as the Low-Self Conflict Modes Affects the Christian Marriage Relationship, Kipi L. Fleming

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Dissertation: A Predictive Modeling System: Early identification of students at-risk enrolled in online learning programs, Mary L. Fonti

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Dissertation: Attachment, Anxiety, and Depression: A Study of Women in Residential Treatment with Their Children at the Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center (SBARC) (1995-2010), Gary Miles Forrest

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Thesis: Natural vs. Anthropogenic Sedimentation: Does Reducing a Local Stressor Increase Coral Resilience to Climate Change?, Francesca Fourney

Thesis: Evaluation of the current use of colored compomers for posterior restorations in primary dentition, Francis Fragela

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Dissertation: Metaphoric Generative Genograms: A Journey to bring Genograms to life through metaphorical components, Elisa Garcia

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Dissertation: The Development of a Theoretically-Supported Model of Resolution for Student Complaints in Higher Education, Laura Garrido

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Dissertation: Using Interpersonal Process Recall (IPR) to Examine the Effects of Equine Assisted Activities on the Personal and Professional Development of Student Therapists, Dianna Isabel Giraldez

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Dissertation: Applying the Component Display Theory to the Instructional Design and Development of an Educational Mobile Application, Trelisa Glazatov

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Thesis: Comparison of the effectiveness of mechanical and chemical procedures to decontaminate titanium disks and to promote osteoblast attachment, Flavia Goncalves

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Dissertation: Virtue Ethics: Examining Influences on the Ethical Commitment of Information System Workers in Trusted Positions, John Max Gray

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Dissertation: Motivation and Learning of Non-Traditional Computing Education Students in a Web-based Combined Laboratory, Michael Jesse Green