CCE Theses and Dissertations

 
This repository hosts dissertations and M.S. theses completed at the school, across Ph.D. programs in computer science, information systems, information assurance, and computing technology in education, as well as the occasional M.S. thesis from computer science and management information systems.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Dissertation: Assistive Technology Instruction in Teacher Professional Development, David N. Schaaf

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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: Evaluation of Supervised Machine Learning for Classifying Video Traffic, Farrell R. Taylor

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

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

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

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

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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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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: 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: Affect and Online Privacy Concerns, David Charles Castano

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

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

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

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

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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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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

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Dissertation: The Construction and Validation of an M-Learning Framework for Online and Blended Learning Environments, Dick T. Hamann

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Dissertation: An Examination of Service Level Agreement Attributes that Influence Cloud Computing Adoption, Howard Gregory Hamilton

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Dissertation: A Heuristic Evolutionary Method for the Complementary Cell Suppression Problem, Hira B. Herrington

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Dissertation: An Enhanced MapReduce Workload Allocation Tool for Spot Market Resources, John Stephen Hudzina

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Dissertation: Characterization of Prose by Rhetorical Structure for Machine Learning Classification, James Java

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Dissertation: Role-Based Access Control Administration of Security Policies and Policy Conflict Resolution in Distributed Systems, Stephen Sakawa Kibwage

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Dissertation: Motivations of Students in the Open-Ended Use of Mobile Computing in Lecture-Based Classrooms, Jeffrey Kimball

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Dissertation: Approaches for Developing a Model for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Implementation in the Higher Education Environment, Thomas Edward Kurtz

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Dissertation: An Investigation of the Factors Contributing to the Development of Poorly Defined IS Strategies for Firms in the United States, Karen B. Lacaden

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Dissertation: A Makeover for the Captured Lecture: Applying Multimedia Learning Principles to Lecture Video, Richard Alan Lamb

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Dissertation: Identifying Key Determinants of Service Provider Effectiveness and the Impact it has on Outsourced Security Success, James B. Lewis

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Dissertation: Efficient Variations of the Quality Threshold Clustering Algorithm, Frank Loforte Jr.

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Dissertation: Police Opinions of Digital Evidence Response Handling in the State of Georgia: An Examination from the Viewpoint of Local Agencies’ Patrol Officers, Tanya MacNeil

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Dissertation: Math in the Dark: Tools for Expressing Mathematical Content by Visually Impaired Students, Patricia M. McDermott-Wells

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Dissertation: The Construction and Validation of an Instructor Learning Analytics Implementation Model to Support At-Risk Students, Holly M. McKee

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Dissertation: Design and Development of a Framework for Traffic Management in a Global Manufacturing Enterprise: The American Standard Case Study, Nathaniel J. Melby

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Dissertation: Investigating Categorization Preferences for Online Dating Sites, Scott Morrissette

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Dissertation: Dynamic Game-Theoretic Models to Determine the Value of Intrusion Detection Systems in the Face of Uncertainty, David Paul Moured

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Dissertation: Incremental Sparse-PCA Feature Extraction For Data Streams, Jean-Pierre Nziga

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Dissertation: A Dynamic Behavioral Biometric Approach to Authenticate Users Employing Their Fingers to Interact with Touchscreen Devices, Arturo Ponce

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Dissertation: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis Inquiry into Facebook Newcomer Motivations for Participatory Activities, Kristin Raub

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Dissertation: Image Enhancement of Cancerous Tissue in Mammography Images, Richard Thomas Richardson

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Dissertation: Seniors with Diabetes-Investigation of the Impact of Semantic Auditory Distractions on the Usability of a Blood Glucose Tracking Mobile Application, Jose A. Rivera Rodriguez

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Dissertation: An Electroencephalogram (EEG) Based Biometrics Investigation for Authentication: A Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Approach, Ricardo J. Rodriguez

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Dissertation: Identifying Unethical Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Privacy Violations Committed by IS/IT Practitioners: A Comparison to Computing Moral Exemplars, Mark H. Rosenbaum

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Dissertation: Formative Research on an Instructional Design Theory for Virtual Patients in Clinical Education: A Pressure Ulcer Prevention Clinical Reasoning Case, Manon Maitland Schladen

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Dissertation: Investigating Roles of Information Security Strategy, Roger V. Seeholzer

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Dissertation: Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Accessibility Awareness Among Faculty in Online Learning Environments, Rachael Sessler Trinkowsky

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Dissertation: Motivating the Solicited and Unsolicited Sharing of Tacit Knowledge Through the Process of Externalization, Sheila Yvonne Sorensen

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Dissertation: The Impact of Image Synonyms in Graphical-Based Authentication Systems, Jonathan William Sparks

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Dissertation: Technology and Legal Research: What Is Taught and What Is Used in the Practice of Law, Rebecca Sewanee Trammell

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Dissertation: Building Cloud-Based Information Systems Lab Architecture: Deriving Design Principles that Facilitate the Effective Construction and Evaluation of a Cloud-Based Lab Environment, Thomas J. Trevethan

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Dissertation: Feature Selection and Classification Methods for Decision Making: A Comparative Analysis, Osiris Villacampa

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Dissertation: Implicit Measures and Online Risks, Lucinda W. Wang

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Dissertation: Gathering the Requirements for a Mobile Device Tutorial for Older Adults, Michele A. Washington

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Dissertation: An Empirical Investigation into the Role that Boredom, Relationships, Anxiety, and Gratification (BRAG) Play in a Driver’s Decision to Text, Nathan White

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Dissertation: Investigating the Determinants of Disaster Recovery Technology Investment Choice in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Faranak Afshar

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Dissertation: Information System Security Commitment: A Study of External Influences on Senior Management, Kevin Andrew Barton

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Constructing a Cyber Preparedness Framework (CPF): The Lockheed Martin Case Study, Dawn Marie Beyer

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Dissertation: Understanding Usability-related Information Security Failures in a Healthcare Context, Edward D. Boyer

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Dissertation: Alternative Approaches to Correction of Malapropisms in AIML Based Conversational Agents, Walter A. Brock

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

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

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

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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: Using Speech Recognition Software to Improve Writing Skills, Felix Diaz

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

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

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

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