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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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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Dissertation: A Case Study Analysis of Dehumanization in Rwanda and Darfur, Carlyn M. Jorgensen

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

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Dissertation: Effects of a Music Literacy Integration Intervention on Teachers’ Self-Efficacy and Proactive Attitudes Toward Music Integration in Classroom Instruction, Mary Louise Keyloun Cruz

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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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Dissertation: Memory Performance in Children with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: Neocortical vs. Dual Pathologies, Brandon M. Korman

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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: Conflict Analysis of Economic Perceptions and Misperceptions in the United States, Miryam Lindberg

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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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Dissertation: Motherhood redefined: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of the lived experiences of lesbian mothers and the sociopolitical conflicts that shape their narratives, Melissa Miller-Munoz

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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: The Diffusion of Iowa Communications Network Two Decades Latter: Opinion Leaders and Innovation, Ali Mirmehdi

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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: Impact of Parental Interference on Children in High Conflict Divorce, Kelly D. Painter

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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: Assessing Educators’ School Safety and Security Preparedness at a New Jersey K-12 Nonpublic School, Ronald P. Rinaldi

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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 Career Path of Successful Hispanic Women Holding Top Academic Administrative Positions in Higher Education, Marisol M. Rodriguez

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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: Independent Living Transition Assistance for Young Adults Who Have Special Needs, Rhonda L. Russell

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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: Effects of Mentoring on Career Advancement for Women and People of Color, Juanita S. Simmons

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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: The Impact of Drop-in Centers on the Long Term Mentally Ill, Marissa Snell

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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: Impact of Product Label Communication Congruency on Attitude Certainty and Purchase Intention for Food Allergy Stakeholders Under High and Low Levels of Elaboration, Roger W. Wortman

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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