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 - 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

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: THE IMPACT OF OPERATIONAL RISK LOSS EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS ON THE COST OF CAPITAL OF U.S. BANKS, Rose M. Thompson

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: My Abuela, Ashley Doreen Torres

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Thesis: Socioeconomics of the Lionfish Derby Fishery, Kristina Ann Trotta

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Dissertation: Designing for Statistical Reasoning and Thinking in a Technology-Enhanced Learning Environment, Wendy Tu

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Dissertation: The Human Robot: A Narrative Study of Identity Change in Mexico Through an Analysis of Mexican Films, Cesar Vela-Beltran-del-Rio

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Thesis: Combined Gut Content-Stable Isotope Trophic Analysis and Satellite Tagging of the Pelagic Stingray Pteroplaytrygon violacea (Bonaparte, 1832) from the Western North Atlantic Ocean, Tiffany A. Weidner

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Using Simulated Annealing for Robustness in Coevolutionary Genetic Algorithms, Ruth Weldon

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Attachment and sensory modulation : exploring connections in young children, Deborah Whitcomb

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Dissertation: Performance Comparison of Projective Elliptic-curve Point Multiplication in 64-bit x86 Runtime Environment, Ninh Winson

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Dissertation: Female Managers' Perceptions of Developing a Mentoring Program: A Phenomenological Study, Naomi O. Witherspoon

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Behavioral Criteria for the Diagnosis of Domoic Acid Toxicosis in Zalophus californianus, Christiana Wittmaack

Dissertation: Physical therapy student experiences regarding problem-based learning and development of professional core values, Michelle E. Wormley

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: False Crawls of Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta caretta): Causation and Impacts on Nesting Success in Broward County, Florida, Michele Zielinski

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Age and Growth of Three Coastal Pelagic Tuna Species in the Florida Straits, Jessica L. Adams

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Time, Altruism, and Hope: Factors that Increase the Consistency of Pro-environmental Behaviors, Lauren Christina Alexander

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Width of maxillary lateral incisors and its role in the perception of esthetics amongst patients and clinicians, Chad Allred

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Influence of polishing systems on the surface roughness of different direct resin composites, Mai Almarzouki

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Dissertation: The Role of Faculty in the Effectiveness of Fully Online Programs, Sami Al Salman

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Advising ePortfolios to Improve First-Generation Student Engagement in Higher Education, George Alex Ambrose

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Historical Analysis of Recreational Beach Enterococci Levels; Using Logistic Regression as an Advisory Tool, Diana Ixchel Aranda

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Population-Based Ant Colony Optimization for Multivariate Microaggregation, Ann Ahu Askut

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Species Composition and Reproductive Strategies of Commensal Synalpheus Shrimp (Decapoda:Alpheidae) Occupying the Sponges Spheciospongia vesparium and Spongia Sp. of the Florida Reef Tract, Brittnee Nicole Barris

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Dissertation: Reducing Cognitive Load Using Adaptive Uncertainty Visualization, Gregory Block

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Adult Separation Anxiety Disorder (ASAD): Developmental Implications and Clinical Correlates, Christopher Ryan Boddy

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Accessing Geospatial Services in Limited Bandwidth Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Environments, James Darrell Boggs

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Distribution of Parasitic Isopods on Caridean Shrimp in South Florida Seagrass Beds, Sarah A. Briggs

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Using Online Project-Based Capstone Experiences to Enhance Soft Skills Development, Gwendolyn Suzanne Britton

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Beyond PTSD: Predictors of Psychological Comorbidities in Sexually Abused Children, Micah S. Brosbe

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Risk and resilience in law enforcement stress: contributions of the Law Enforcement Officer Stress Survey (LEOSS), Samuel Lee Browning

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Dissertation: The Impact of Colorism on Historically Black Fraternities and Sororities, Patience Denece Bryant

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Comparison of Text Input and Interaction in a Mobile Learning Environment, James Burrell

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Encouraging Emergence: Introducing Generative Pedagogy to Writing Center Tutoring, Cristine Busser

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Relationship Among Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Subtypes, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), and Parenting Stress, Megan Cannon

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Dissertation: Reducing the cumulative file download time and variance in a P2P overlay via proximity based peer selection, Uriel J. Carasquilla

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Alexithymia and PTSD Symptoms in Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse: The Mediating Effects of Attachment and Depression, Yenys Castillo

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Dissertation: Assessing the Role of User Computer Self-Efficacy, Cybersecurity Countermeasures Awareness, and Cybersecurity Skills toward Computer Misuse Intention at Government Agencies, Min Suk Choi

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Book of Christabelle: A Devil's Tail, Talia Clay