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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Dissertation: Application of Cellular Automata to Detection of Malicious Network Packets, Robert L. Brown

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Dissertation: The Impact of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems on Small and Medium Enterprises, Miguel Buleje

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Thesis: Prokaryotic Diversity of the Wastewater Outfalls, Reefs, and Inlets of Broward County, Alexandra Mandina Campbell

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Thesis: A Principal Component Analysis of Vertical Temperature Profiles for Tracking Movements of Swordfish Xiphias gladius, Kathryn G. Carmody

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Identifying E-Commerce Strategy-making Modes in Small Firms, Robert M. Cartelli

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study on Reading Achievement and Teachers' Perceptions of Struggling Readers in a Middle School, Jewel Charles

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Dissertation: Increase of Excavating Sponges on Caribbean Coral Reefs: Reproduction, Dispersal, and Coral Deterioration, Andia Chaves-Fonnegra

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Thesis: Evaluation of the effect of enamel deproteinization on shear bond strength of orthodontic adhesives and resulting white spot lesion formation, Kelly Chioffe

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Effects of an Entrepreneurship Program as an Instructional Intervention to Improve Reading Skills of Ninth-Grade Students in an Urban High School, Lorraine Renee Clemons

Capstone: Pilot project designed to improve the medicationreconciliation processes for medical/telemetry nurses at a suburban south Florida hospital, Elizabeth ClemowTilly

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Dissertation: A Causal Model to Predict Organizational Knowledge Sharing via Information and Communication Technologies, Simon Cleveland

Capstone: Pilot study to evaluate an evidence-based pain management protocol for adults with Sickle cell disease, Claude Coombs

Capstone: What are the experiences of nurse practitioners when communicating bad news to cancer patients?, Virginia Corey

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Dissertation: Secure Mobile Deployment of NFL Training Materials, Alexander R. Corris

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Thesis: Effect of CAD/CAM processing on esthetic characteristics of porcelain veneers, Eduardo Cortes-Contreras

Capstone: Perceptions of stress and quality of life of primary caregivers exposed to a Hospital-At-Home program, Pavel Costa-Armas

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Exploring the Career Experiences of Caribbean Women in Leadership, Sharon Alicia Marie Crooks

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Evaluation of Unsupervised Learning Techniques for Intrusion Detection in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Binh Hy Dang

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Time-Series Analysis of a Caring Nursing Student Success and Retention Program, Mattie Jane Davis-Wolfe

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Thesis: Biophysical Interactions in the Straits of Florida: Turbulent Mixing Due to Diel Vertical Migrations of Zooplankton, Cayla Whitney Dean

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Using Speech Recognition Software to Improve Writing Skills, Felix Diaz

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Dissertation: Living with Uncertainty: The Impact on Breast Cancer Survivors and Their Intimate Partners, Kimberley Dockery

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Thesis: Human gingival mesenchymal stem cells and self-assembling peptide PuraMatrix(TM) scaffold for bone formation, Don Do

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Thesis: Post Disturbance Coral Populations: Patterns in Live Cover and Colony Size Classes from Transect Studies in Two Oceans, Claire A. Dolphin

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Dissertation: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Telehealth Champions, Ragan A. DuBose-Morris

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Living in two worlds : experiences of non-native english speakers in an accelerated second-degree baccalaureate nursing program, Kimberly Dudas

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Dissertation: Illuminating Capacity-Building Strategies for Landscape-Scale Collaborative Forest Management Through Constructivist Grounded Theory, Marcelle Elise DuPraw

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Thesis: Influence of immediate dentin sealing on the bond strength of indirect bonded restorations, Alexander Duque

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Thesis: Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) Hatchling Disorientation in Broward County, Florida, Allison Durland Donahou

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF SERVICE ORIENTATION AND SERVICE CLIMATE IN THE UNITED STATES AND RUSSIAN HOTEL INDUSTRIES, Gary A. Dusek

Capstone: Implementation of a cardiovascular health-promotion program in a rural Africa-American community, Cheryl Eastmond

Dissertation: Student and clinical instructor perceptions of credentialed and noncredentialed clinical instructors, Lindsay Elchert

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Dissertation: Attachment Style and Psychological Sense of Community in the Context of 12-Step Recovery, Amy Elizabeth Ellis

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Dissertation: Predictors of Post Foster Care Functioning: Assessing Emotional Intelligence in Foster Alumni, Nicole Englebert

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Dissertation: Sex Tourism in St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands: An Exploratory Study, Elizabeth Estes

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Dissertation: Measuring the playfulness of children with special needs in occupational therapist led, caregiver-included community playgroups, Sarah Fabrizi

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Dissertation: A Cognitive Apprenticeship Approach for Teaching Abstract and Complex Skills in an Online Learning Environment, Reinaldo Fernandez

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Technology on the Study of Talmud, Shmuel Fink

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Thesis: A Mitogenomics View of the Population Structure and Evolutionary History of the Basking Shark Cetorhinus maximum, Kimberly A. Finnegan

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Spoken Language Identification from Processing and Pattern Analysis of Spectrograms, George Harold Ford

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Dissertation: Assistive Technologies used by Students with Asperger’s Syndrome to Improve Performance in the General Education Classroom, Sara (Beth) Cardwell Foreman

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Contextual Model for Identity Management (IdM) Interfaces, Nathaniel J. Fuller

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Evaluating the Role of Seagrass Beds as a Food Resource in Port Everglades, Florida, Christina Gabriel

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Dissertation: The Impact of Islam as a Religion and Muslim Women on Gender Equality: A Phenomenological Research Study, Sonia D. Galloway

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of the Impacts of Navigational Links, Task Complexity, and Experience with the Older User on Website Usability in a Community College Domain, Robin Eileen Garrett

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Nursing students' attitude, subjective norm, perceived behavioral control and intent regarding implementation of gerontological competencies, Christopher Garrison

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Dissertation: Unsupervised Learning Trojan, Arturo Geigel

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Enhanced Deployment Strategy for Role-based Hierarchical Application Agents in Wireless Sensor Networks with Established Clusterheads, Audrey A. Gendreau

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Capstone: Adapting the Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregivers Health (REACH) program for use in a nursing home setting, Edward Golden

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Thesis: Global Population Structure of the Dusky Shark and Geographic Sourcing of Shark Fins from Commercial Markets, Teagen K. Gray

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Dissertation: Social Networking: Closing the Achievement Gap Between Regular and Special Education Students, Steven E. Gregor

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Thesis: The Effects of an Extended Power Plant Shutdown on the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) in Port Everglades, Florida, Christopher Grissett

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Thesis: Distribution, Growth, and Impact of the Coral-Excavating Sponge, Cliona delitrix, on the Stony Coral Communities Offshore Southeast Florida, Ari Halperin

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Thesis: Habitat and Seasonal Distribution of the North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis) and Vertebrate Species Assemblages in Two Protected Areas of the Florida Everglades, Catherine Faye Hamilton

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, but Are They the Words That Matter? - An Analysis of the Effects of Image Comments on Social Networking Sites, Bennet Hammer

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Dissertation: Helping Children with Autism Learn with Mathematics Software, Michelle Hansen

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Dissertation: Factors impacting information security noncompliance when completing job tasks, Martha Nanette Harrell

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between Emotional & Social Intelligence and Conflict Management Behavior in Leadership, Suzzette A. Harriott

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Dissertation: An Instrumental Case Study on Declining Enrollment Conditions for an Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Degree Program W ithin a Private University, Alcee L. Hastings II

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Thesis: Changes in Coral Community Composition at Devil's Crown, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador: A 7,700 Year Perspective, Katharine Jane Hendrickson

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Dissertation: Security Policies That Make Sense for Complex Systems: Comprehensible Formalism for the System Consumer, Rhonda R. Henning

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Dissertation: A Method to Reduce the Cost of Resilience Benchmarking of SelfAdaptive Systems, Steve Hernandez

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Dissertation: Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Leadership Studies Program, James Peter Hopkins

Capstone: Role expectations and job functions of dermatology nurses, Denise Howard

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Examination of the Influences of Organizational Context on Knowledge Sharing, Huei-Min Hsu

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Dissertation: Role Theory as an informative lens for understanding the familial and political power struggles of Henry VIII and Mary I of England, Niki Incorvia

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Unlucky In Love? Your Parents May Be To Blame, Veronica Isidron

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Dissertation: Strategies for Improving Instruction for English Language Learners and Culturally Diverse Student Populations, Turanza Whipple Jackson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Phenomenological Study of the Effects of Reported Workplace Bullying, Camika S. Jerido

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Dissertation: Follow Me! Followership, Leadership and the Multigenerational Workforce, Ronald M. Johnson

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Childcare center directors' oral health literacy and attitudes towards pediatric oral health, Ajay Joshi

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Dissertation: EFFECTS OF A SUPPORT SYSTEM ON A FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE GRADUATE'S CAREER DEVELOPMENT, Matthew Kaufman

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Dissertation: Validating the OCTAVE Allegro Information Systems Risk Assessment Methodology: A Case Study, Corland Gordon Keating

Dissertation: Effects of high-fidelity simulation on the self-confidence and clinical competence of pre-licensure nursing students in the final semesters of an associate degree nursing program, Mary Keegan

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Dissertation: Academic Ethics Conflict in the Age of Wikipedia and Turnitin.com: A Study Assessing the Opinions of Exiting College Students, Consuelo Doria Kelley

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Dissertation: Assessing Clinical Competency: The Simulated Patient Assessment and Research Collaboration, Jessica Ketterer

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Dissertation: A Thin Blue Line and the Great Black Divide: The Inter and Intra Departmental Conflict Among Black Police Officers, Their Agencies, and the Communities in which They Work Regarding Police Use of Force Perception By Black Americans in a Southwestern State, Vance DeBral Keyes

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Hunter's Quest, Kimberli Kidd

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Dissertation: An Investigation of the Key Factors that Affect the Adoption of Smartphones in Global Midmarket Professional Service Firms, Mark S. Kocour

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Dissertation: Improving the Selection of Surrogates During the Cold-Start Phase of a Cyber Foraging Application to Increase Application Performance, Brian Kowalczk

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Thesis: Cephalometric regional superimpositions -- digital vs. analog accuracy and precision : 1. the maxilla, Glenn Krieger

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Thesis: BMP2 induced osteogenic differentiation of human umbilical cord stem cells in a peptide-based hydrogel scaffold, Shruthi Lakshmana

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Use of a Direction Tolerance System (DTS) in Patients with Low Back Pain: Intra-Rater Reliability and Outcome, Martin Lambert

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Improving IT Portfolio Management Decision Confidence using Multi-Criteria Decision Making and Hypervariate Display Techniques, John Andrew Landmesser

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Dissertation: The New Drug War or the New Race War: Incarceration's Impact on Minority Children, Families, and Communities, Karen P. Lawrence

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Relationship of Computer Self-Efficacy and Self-Directed Learning Readiness to Civilian Employees’ Completion of Online Courses, Joan Lenahan-Bernard

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Dissertation: Identifying the Factors That Influence Changes in Aggregate Sentiment Among the Masses: An Analysis of the Measure of Consumer Sentiment Through a Conflict Analysis and Resolution Lens, Michael Carl Letamendi

Dissertation: Examination of selection of factors for admission to an associate degree nursing program, Mary Lewis

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: A Diary of Jack Spoon, Kevin C. Lichty

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Bayesian Approach to International Distributor Selection for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in the Software Industry, Joseph Ping Lui

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Dissertation: Preparing First-Generation College Students for Doctoral Persistence: A Formative Evaluation of the McNair Scholars Program, Michelle Waiters Martinez

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Dissertation: Do Parent and Teacher Ratings of Behavior Measure What They Are Intended to Measure?, Phillip Martin

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: An Evaluation of Inclusion Criteria for Highly Migratory Species in the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, Shawn Martin

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Measuring Interestingness in Outliers with Explanation Facility using Belief Networks, Adnan Masood

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: OWL Ontology for Scalable Vector Graphics, Regina Mitzie Mathis

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Thesis: Cephalometric regional superimpositions -- digital vs. analog accuracy and precision: 2. the mandible, Kevin McCaffrey

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Thesis: Reproduction and Population of Porites divaricata at Rodriguez Key: The Florida Keys, USA, John McDermond

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Dissertation: Evaluating Heuristics and Crowding on Center Selection in K-Means Genetic Algorithms, William McGarvey

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Influence of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on Audit Quality: Evidence from Nonprofit Hospitals Subject to the Single Audit Act, Michele M. McGowan

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Dissertation: Predicting Transition to Postsecondary Programs of GED® Earners in a College Setting, Isabel Medina