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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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

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Dissertation: TWO ESSAYS ON GOVERNANCE AT THE NATIONAL AND CORPORATE LEVEL, Laura Savory Miller

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Capstone: Evidence-Based Health Literacy Training Program for Occupational Therapy Professionals : Program Development and Evaluation, An, Cheryl Miller-Scott

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Investigation of the Attrition of African-American Students in an Online Undergraduate Program, Diana Moore

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Thesis: Trophic Dynamics and Feeding Ecology of the Southeast Florida Coastal Pelagic Fish Community, Travis Allan Moore

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Thesis: Microbial Community Assembly found with Sponge Orange Band Disease in Xestospongia muta (Giant Barrel Sponge), Rebecca Mulheron

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Dissertation: An Analysis of Teacher Perceptions of Self-Efficacy in Working with English Language Learners, Joanne Negrin

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Dissertation: Ethnic Minority Endorsement of Rape Myths, Bianca Oney

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Value-focused Assessment of Knowledge Sharing in a Closed Information Environment, Stephen Robert Orr IV

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Diseño de una Actividad de Aprendizaje Basada en la Argumentación Dialógica en un curso Virtual de Biotecnología y su Incidencia en el Desarrollo de Competencias Científicas, Fedra Lorena Ortiz-Benavides

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Dissertation: An Information Security Control Assessment Methodology for Organizations, Angel Rafael Otero

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Consideration of Conflict and Crisis Impact of Autism on Single Parenthood: A Hermeneutical Transformative Approach, Andrew Ahimiejiese Ovienloba

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Dissertation: TRANSNATIONAL COMPANIES AND RADICAL TRANSFORMATION PROCESSES: A study of performance in comparison to other multinational companies, Jorge Alejandro Palacios

Capstone: Promoting exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life, Theresa Parenteau

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Thesis: In vitro comparison of microabrasion, CPP-ACP, CPP-ACFP and combination therapies on the remineralization of white spot lesions, Tetyana Parsons

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Dissertation: An Investigation of the Dayton Regional STEM School Public-Private Partnerships, Kimberly S. Poole

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Thesis: Modeling Flightless Galapagos Seabirds as Impacted by El Nino and Climate Change, Brian Seth Putman

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Dissertation: Teacher Perceptions of Violence Prevention Approaches and Self-Efficacy: Where Do We Go from Here?, Kristie Jo Redfering

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Dissertation: The Effects of Mental Illness on Trust Between Military Veterans, Kristina Marie Reihl

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Thesis: Measuring Viability of the Red-Tide Dinoflagellate Lingulodinium polyedra Following Treatment with Ultraviolet (UV) Light, Scott Riley

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Dissertation: The Neuropsychological Application of the WAIS-IV over the WAIS-III, Jessica Robbins

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Thesis: Long-Term Stony Coral Transplantation Success Offshore Southeast, Florida, USA, Theresa Elizabeth Robitaille

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Some Things Just Happen, Chelsea Rodriguez

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Dissertation: Coming Out, Coming Together, Coming Around: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Families' Experiences Adjusting to a Young Family Member's Disclosure of Non-Heterosexuality, Denise M. Fournier Rodriguez

Thesis: Comparison of leakage among different screw-access sealing materials for temporary implant-supported screw-retained crowns, Katherine Roman

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Dissertation: Evaluation of the Wisconsin Career Pathways Web Site: A Comprehensive Plan for Ongoing Development, Margaret A. Rubin

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Dissertation: Evaluation of an Early Intervention System at a Law Enforcement Agency, R. Scott Russell

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Dissertation: Improving Professional Skills through Adversity: A Phenomenological Study of Mergers and Acquisitions, Randy Anita Rutledge

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Dissertation: Effects of Interactive Read-Aloud and Literature Discussion on Reading Comprehension for First-Grade Students With Language Impairments in a Title 1 School, Elizabeth Vultaggio Salah

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Dissertation: Core professional nursing values as experienced by baccalaureate nursing students who are men, Bonnie Schmidt

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Faculty Members' Experiences with Integrating Mobile Devices Into an Undergraduate Teacher Education Program: A Phenomenological Perspective, Carmen Lavern Session

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Dissertation: Identifying the Factors That Influence Conflict Management Behavior of Human Resource Professionals in the Workplace: An Analysis of the Relationship Between Personality and Conflict Management Behavior, Gail Joyce Shapiro

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Perceptions of African American Male College Students With Technical Majors on the Successful Pursuit of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Careers, Theodore Sharper Jr.

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Thesis: Cephalometric regional superimpositions -- digital vs. analog accuracy and precision : 3. the cranial base, Douglas Shaw

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Dissertation: Lived experience of transitioning to a new graduate nurse following a prelicensure hospital-based externship experience, Debra Shipman

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Dissertation: Dynamic Pricing in Heterogeneous Wireless Cellular Networks, David Shrader

Dissertation: High fidelity human simulation used in preparation for physical therapy student acute care clinical practice experiences, Nicki Silberman

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Thesis: Evidence of the Enemy Release Hypothesis: Parasites of the Lionfish Complex (Pterios volitans and P. miles) in the Western North Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea, Kayelyn Regina Simmons

Dissertation: Pelvic girdle pain, postpartum depressive symptoms, and perceived improvement in the first twelve weeks after delivery, Adrienne H. Simonds

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Dissertation: The Axe Without the Handle: An Exploratory Analysis of Eco-Terrorism and its Relationships to U.S. Public Policy towards Terrorism:1990-2010, Phillip Andrew Smith

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Dissertation: Using Class Interfaces and Mock Objects to Unit Test Aspects, Michael Bryan Snider

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Dissertation: Investigation of physician assistants' choice of rural or underserved practice and framing methods of recruitment and retention, Jennifer A. Snyder

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Dissertation: Employee and Organization Security Value Alignment Through Value Sensitive Security Policy Design, Dianne Blitstein Solomon

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Investigation of the Role of Technology in Instructional Designers' Decision-Making, Bruce Sowers

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Dissertation: Sensory intervention to improve sleep behaviors and social participation of children in Israel with Sensory Modulation Disorder, Geela Spira

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of the 8th Grade Technology Literacy of a Michigan Charter School, James Edward Spruill

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Thesis: In vitro comparison of force decay between three orthodontic sliding retraction methods, Pamela Steiger

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Dissertation: Serving Military Families: Perceptions of Educational Counseling in a Virtual Environment, Taryn Stevenson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Effects of Limited Technology and Internet Access Within a Low Income, Rural Community, Tracey Stewart

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Dissertation: Effects of Limited Technology and Internet Access Within a Low Income, Rural Community, Tracey Y. Stewart

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Dissertation: Planning for the future : a grounded theory study of well older adults' decision-making regarding home modifications, Kathleen Subasic

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Dissertation: The User Attribution Problem and the Challenge of Persistent Surveillance of User Activity in Complex Networks, Claudio Taglienti

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Dissertation: Molecular Ecology of Globally Distributed Sharks, Christine B. Testerman