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 2012

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Development of an Audit Classification Index (ACI) for Federal e-learning Systems Security Vulnerabilities, Gerald Deawne Johnson

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Dissertation: Instructional Strategies and Activities that Inform the Community of Inquiry (CoI) Framework, Stephan D. Junion

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Code Clone Discovery Based on Functional Behavior, Ronald Michael Krawitz

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Dissertation: Quantifying Performance Costs of Database Fine-Grained Access Control, David Harold Kumka

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Learning Conversational English with Student-Generated Podcasts, Sandra I. Lebron-Lozada

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Dissertation: Securely Handling Inter-Application Connection Credentials, Gary Lieberman

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Implications for Real Project Management Success: A Study of Avatar Identity as an Antecedent of Virtual Team Trust, Michael F. Lohle

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Portrait of the Early 21st Century MBA, Robert J. Matthews

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Assessment of Web-Based Authentication Methods in the U.S.: Comparing E-Learning Systems to Internet Healthcare Information Systems, Herbert J. Mattord

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Data-Driven Decision Making on Educational Practice in Louisiana Schools, Dana James Maxie

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Dissertation: The Interactions Among Information Technology Organizational Learning, Project Learning, and Project Success, Donald Stuart McKay

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Effect of Interactive Television as an Instruction Delivery Method in Rural Secondary Schools on Learner Achievement, Motivation and Anxiety, Douglas Shane Miller

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Underachieving Gifted Science Students and Multi-User Virtual Environments, Gloria Miyares

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of Requirements Volatility and Footprint Visualization Properties in Evolving Use Case Data Sets, Dennis Mize

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Dissertation: Understanding the Value of Enterprise Architecture for Organizations: A Grounded Theory Approach, Edwin Frank Nassiff

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Empirical Study of Privacy Risk Assessment Methodologies in Cloud Computing Environments, Wayne A. Pauley Jr.

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Selecting Online Vendors by Privacy Risks, Syed Qamar Raza

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Examination of an Information Security Framework Implementation Based on Agile Values to Achieve Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Security Rule Compliance in an Academic Medical Center: The Thomas Jefferson University Case Study, David W. Reis

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Comparative Study on Electronic versus Traditional Data Collection in a Special Education Setting, Hernan Dennis Ruf

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Reducing Incongruity of Perceptions Related to Information Risk: Dialogical Action Research in Organizations, Derek J. Sedlack

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Investigation of a Synchronous Engagement System (SES) to Alleviate Anxiety Among eLearning Students in an MBA Program, Farnaz Sharifrazi

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Transition from Traditional to Blended On-Campus Learning Experience, Devena M. Singleton

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Evolving Credible Facial Expressions with Interactive GAs, Nancy T. Smith

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Reading Preference and Risk Taxonomy for Printed Proprietary Information Compromise in the Aerospace and Defense Industry, Joshua D. Stalker

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Dissertation: Minimizing Recommended Error Costs Under Noisy Inputs in Rule-Based Expert Systems, Forest D. Thola

Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Toward an Understanding of Online Word-of-Mouth Message Content and the Booking Intentions of Lodging Consumers, Gerald Van Loon

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Investigation of Traditionally-Aged College Students' Perceptions of the Community of Inquiry, Karen Kraus Vignare

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Dissertation: An Empirical Assessment of Factors Contributing to Individuals' Propensity to Commit Software Piracy in The Bahamas, Raymond Cleophas Wells

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Development of a Career-Oriented Instructional Design Model for Game Programming, Penn Pinlung Wu

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Formative Research on an Instructional Design Theory for Online Learning Communities: A Higher Education Faculty Development Case, Elizabeth Yagodzinski

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Analyzing E-voting (Electronic Voting) Outcomes: A Case Study of E-Voting in the State of Missouri, Jill Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Collaborative Group Learning and Knowledge Building to Address Information Systems Project Failure, Raymond Fontana Angelo

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Dissertation: An Empirical Investigation of the Relationship between Computer Self-Efficacy and Information Privacy Concerns, Mohammad Abdul Awwal

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Adaptive Database Intrusion Detection System, Rita M. Barrios

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Instructional Technologies in Graduate Physical Therapy Courses, Max R. Baumgartner

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Evolutionary Algorithm for Feature Subset Selection in Hard Disk Drive Failure Prediction, Harpreet Bhasin

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Dissertation: The Blended Learning Experience of Community College Students, Anita Bleffert-Schmidt

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Dissertation: The Impact of an Osteopathic Medical Program on Information Technology Skills of Physicians Entering the Workforce, Stephen Edward Bronsburg

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Role of Self-Efficacy in Computer Security Behavior: Developing the Construct of Computer Security Self-Efficacy (CSSE), Marlon Renese Clarke

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Using Learner Controlled Progress-Based Rewards to Promote Motivation and Achievement of At-Risk Students in Managed Online Learning Environments, Carlton Cunningham

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Developing an Information Systems Security Success Model for Organizational Context, Kimberley Dunkerley

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Detection of Deviations From Authorized Network Activity Using Dynamic Bayesian Networks, Cris Vincent Ewell

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The NORMAP Methodology: Non-functional Requirements Modeling for Agile Processes, Weam Mohamed Farid

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Dissertation: The Effects of Coursecasting in International Freshman Students' Perceptions of Marginality and Isolation, Anxiety, and English Language Oral Proficiency and Comprehension, Alberto Fernandez

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Automatic Affective Video Indexing: Identification of Slapstick Comedy Using Low-level Video Characteristics, Jean Helen French

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Dissertation: Wiki Behavior in the Workplace: Emotional Aspects of Content Development, Deborah A. Gears

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of New Information Technology on Bureaucratic Organizational Culture, Mark Allen Givens

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Investigation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Supporting Technologies, Ian Greaves

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: New Record Ordering Heuristics for Multivariate Microaggregation, William Heaton

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Influence of Narrative in Fostering Affective Development of Medical Professionalism in an Online Class, Peter Holub

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of Teacher-Student Collaboration on Course Design with Technology at Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages in Taiwan, Yachen Kao

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Controlling with Model Trees, Robert Alan Kemerling

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Dissertation: Computer Music Composition using Crowdsourcing and Genetic Algorithms, Jessica Faith Keup

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Scalable Methodology for Performance-based Selection of Security Services for Distributed Systems, Petr Kraus

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Empirical Investigation of the Role of Information Quality in Citizens' Trust in E-government Systems, Ally Lee

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Principal as Technology Integration Leader, Dietrick Lewis

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Empirical Investigation of the Effect of Knowledge Sharing and Encouragement by Others in Predicting Computer Self-Efficacy and Use of Information Systems in the Workplace, Bernard Thomas Lichvar

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between Personality Type and Software Usability Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI®) and the Software Usability Measurement Inventory (SUMI), William H. Lindsey

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Effect of Problem-Solving Instruction on the Programming Self-Efficacy and Achievement of Introductory Computer Science Students, Elizabeth Maddrey

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Heuristic for the Constrained One-Sided Two-Layered Crossing Reduction Problem for Dynamic Graph Layout, Dung Hoang Mai

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Assessment of Instant Messaging Interruptions on Knowledge Workers' Task Performance in E-learning-based Training, Gary Mansi

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Dissertation: Interoperability Gap Challenges for Learning Object Repositories & Learning Management Systems, Robert T. Mason

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Ethnographic Investigation of the Assimilation of New Organizational Members into an Information Security Culture, Barry Ben McIntosh

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Investigating the Use and Effectiveness of Principles Learned in an Online Faculty-training Program, Wayne David Mier

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Dissertation: Automated Support for Model Selection Using Analytic Hierarchy Process, Mario Sarkis Missakian

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Dissertation: The Impact of the User Interface on Simulation Usability and Solution Quality, Bruce Ray Montgomery

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Prudent Access Control Behavioral Intention Model for the Healthcare Domain, Constance Cecilia Mussa

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Nurses' Acceptance of RFID Technology in a Mandatory-Use Environment, Adam Norten

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Near Real-time Risk Assessment Using Hidden Markov Models, Charles Pak

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Teaching Digital Citizenship in a Global Academy, Marxan Elizabeth Pescetta

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Aspect Mining Using Model-Based Clustering, Renata Rand McFadden

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Model for Field Deployment of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) within the Domain of Microclimate Habitat Monitoring, Mark A. Sanborn

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Empirical Investigation of the Economic Value of Information Security Management System Standards, Babak Shoraka

Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Cognitive Study of the Use of the Internet by Minority Small Business Owners for Information Research and the Design and Development of a Small Business Information Portal, Sherry Leanne Strum

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Construction and Analysis of Vector Space Models for Use in Aspect Mining, William Tribbey

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Dissertation: A Domain Aware Genetic Algorithm for the p-Median Problem, Dennis Vickers

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Developing and Evaluating an Open Source Network Laboratory and Curriculum, Dongqing Yuan

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Use of Dynamic Pool Size to Regulate Selection Pressure in Cooperative Coevolutionary Algorithms, Mary Stankovich Angeles

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Computer Assisted Psychomotor Training in a Specialized Population, Gail Black

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Dissertation: An Investigation of Factors that Affect HIPAA Security Compliance in Academic Medical Centers, James William Brady

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Dissertation: A Species-Conserving Genetic Algorithm for Multimodal Optimization, Michael Scott Brown

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Investigation of Multiple Integration Techniques for Information Systems: A Model for Integrating Data Warehousing, ERP, and SOA in Practice, Jessie Burns

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Factors Affecting Business-to-Business Electronic Commerce Success: An Empirical Investigation, Chun-I Philip Chen

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Evolutionary Method for Complementary Cell Suppression, Eric Ditrich

Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Online Learning Communities: Enhancing the Acquisition of Information Skills by Undergraduate Students of the University of Puerto Rico at Carolina, Noraida Dominguez

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Quantitative Assessment of the Modularization of Security Design Patterns with Aspects, Crystal Edge

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Design and Development of an Identity Management System: The Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical Case Study, Mohamed A. Elhindi

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Examination of a Virtual Private Network Implementation to Support a Teleworking Initiative: The Marcus Food Company Inc. Case Study, Jason Ferguson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Using Digital Game-Based Learning to Support Vocabulary Instruction for Developmental Reading Students, Patricia Ann Frederick

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Design and Development of CollaborAT: A Groupware Solution for IEP Teams Supporting School-Age Students Who Use Assistive Technology, Lori Ann Geist

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Dissertation: Ascertaining the Relationship between Security Awareness and the Security Behavior of Individuals, Gordon J. Grant

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Analysis of the Influence of Media Characteristics on Online Donor Behavior, Janine M. Jacques

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Comparing the Cultural Dimensions and Learners' Perceived Effectiveness of Online Learning Systems (OLS) among American and Malaysian Learners, Seng C. Keng

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Dissertation: Judges' Awareness, Understanding, and Application of Digital Evidence, Gary Craig Kessler

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Predicting Machining Rate in Non-Traditional Machining using Decision Tree Inductive Learning, Ramesh Konda

Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Quality Market: Design and Field Study of Prediction Market for Software Quality Control, Janaki Krishnamurthy

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Peer selection Algorithm in Stochastic Content Delivery Networks to Reduce File Download Time, Michael Richard Lehrfeld

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Dissertation: An Analysis of the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology Implementation within an Independent Public Library System: A Case Study of the North Canton, Ohio Public Library, Keith P. Lyons

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Latent Semantic Analysis as a Method of Content-Based Image Retrieval in Medical Applications, Gennadiy Makovoz

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Empirical Investigation of Information Systems Success in Terms of Net Benefits: A Study on the Success of Implementing a Building Automation System, Michael Charles McCabe