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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Thesis: Are Corals Surviving or Thriving in Highly Degraded Environments? A Reproductive and Trophic Analysis of Scleractinian Corals, Morgan Short

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Capstone: A Systematic Review of Parasites Found Within Selected Teleost Fishes of the South Florida Hermatypic Coral Reef Tract, Blake A. Roberts

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Thesis: The Age and growth of the Yellow Stingray (Urobatis jamaicensis) in Southeast Florida, Jessica Schieber

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Thesis: The Variability of Seawater Carbonate Chemistry in two Florida Urban Mangrove Ecosystems, Alexandrina R. Rangel

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Thesis: Genetic Population Dynamics of the Critically Endangered Scalloped Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna lewini) in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean, Sydney P. Harned

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Thesis: The Distribution, Composition, and Management of Drifting Fish Aggregating Devices (dFADs) in the North Atlantic Ocean, Erin E. Kimak

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Thesis: Elemental Distribution and Offloading in Peruvian Pinnipeds, Catherine Kooyomjian

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Thesis: Effects of Tropical Cyclones on Incubation and Hatch Frequency of Marine Turtles in Broward County, FL: An Exploratory Look for Potential Cues of Environmentally Cued Hatching (ECH), Alexis Peterson

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Thesis: Increasing the frequency of periodic spatial disturbance decreases surface attachment protein expression in Staphylococcus aureus, Ivana M. Barraza

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Thesis: Optimization of grow-out of bouldering coral microfragments: land vs. offshore nursery, Ashlee A. Steinberg

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Thesis: Journey into Midnight: Population Dynamics, Vertical Distribution, and Trophic Ecology of Whalefishes (Cetomimidae) in the Bathypelagic Gulf of Mexico, Rachel Eckley

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Thesis: "We Can Write, Too!" A Developmentally Appropriate Writing Curriculum For Grades K-1, Danielle Pierce

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Thesis: Trophic Ecology and Functional Morphology of the Scaleless Black Dragonfishes (Family Stomiidae; Subfamily Melanostomiinae), Ryan P. McGonagle

Thesis: Cook What You Read: A Multimedia Cookbook for Middle Childhood Literacy Development, Merly Mesa

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Capstone: Microplastic Quantification of the Proventriculus and Gizzard of Florida Seabirds, Jonathan J. Clark

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Thesis: Composing in the Age of Social Media: Using Social Media within an Assemblage and Circulation Framework, Monique Cole

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Thesis: Undergraduate Perception of Peer Leadership in the Writing Center, Sabrina Louissaint

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Thesis: Assessment of Monochloramine Toxicity on Three Small Coastal Organisms, Ashley K. Le

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Thesis: Ontogenetic Variation in Sciaenid Otolith Morphometry with Fish Size from the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Thomas C. Ingalls

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Capstone: A predator-based methodology for studying predator-prey relationships in fishes, Ashley Vettese

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Thesis: A Genre Analysis of National Endowment for the Humanities Nonprofit-Project Grant Proposals, Jeffrey M. LaPointe

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Dissertation: Sex Based Differences in Trust and Dissent: An Exploration of Leaders and Followers in Healthcare Management, Jennifer de Zayas Carmean

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Dissertation: Womenwarography: A Qualitative Exploration of Women, War, and Humanitarianism in Junction City, Kansas, Kimberly Janine Hamilton-Wright

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Dissertation: Colorism Experiences of Non-White Women Leaders in Higher Education, Aimee Haynes

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Dissertation: A Culture of Corruption: A Case Study of the National Culture Affecting the Socioeconomic Outcome of Haiti, Dwindell Jean-Louis Sr

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Dissertation: Navigating the Human Side of Workplace Conflict: A Comparative Study of Organizational Ombuds' Similarities and Differences, Linda Kovack

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Dissertation: Sibling Conflict and Caregiving for Aging Parents, Jennifer Elise Lawer

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Dissertation: Understanding Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes and the Safety Needs of Jewish People in South Florida, Ningxin Li

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Dissertation: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis of Black Women and White Men Towards Interracial Marriage in America, Guerdy Sauvignon Markowski

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Dissertation: Effects of Mediation on Employee Efficiency in Human Services Centers and in Other Organizations that Serve Vulnerable Populations, Mariya Mironova

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Dissertation: Post-Conflict Transition in Chile: Considerations for Dealing with a Resistant Armed Forces, Patrick Paterson

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Dissertation: Identity Formation During Nonviolent Protests: A Thematic and Structural Narrative Analysis of Interviews Conducted with March for Our Lives Protesters, Richard Shawn Queeney

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Dissertation: Foresight Leadership Theory: A Grounded Theory Study of the Conflict Management Experiences of Healthcare Managers with Remote Employees, Desiree Nichole Van Campen

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Thesis: Using Track Widths of Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) Sea Turtles as a Proxy for Predicting Nesting Characteristics, Kelly M. Detmer

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Dissertation: Ocean Acidification and Fish Respiration: A Study on the Anatomical, Physiological, and Behavioral Adaptations of Fishes and their Ability to Cope with Decreasing Seawater pH, Mark P. Rogers

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Thesis: Whiteness in Sports Media: Analyzing Mediated EPL Content for Racialized Narratives, Bradley A. Fountain

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Thesis: TUNEL apoptotic cell detection in stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD): evaluation of potential and improvements, E. Murphy McDonald

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Thesis: Investigation of Sulfur Cycling in Marine Sponge Cinachyrella spp. from a South Florida Reef, Shelby K. Cain

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Thesis: Life History, Biology, Fisheries, and Management for Six Lesser Known Species of Hammerhead Sharks (Family: Sphyrnidae), Emma M. Brennan

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Capstone: Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Common Skin Diseases in West Africa: An Immunodermatological Framework, Osazomon Imarenezor

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Thesis: Spontaneity and the Supernatural: Simulating Improv on Twine, Angelica Zadak

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Capstone: Functional Review and Macrostructure of the Caecum in Ardeidae, Lola R. Mildren

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Capstone: Overview of Environmental Stressors, Avian Diseases, and Contaminants in South American Seabirds, Hunter Boykin

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Thesis: Effects of Surfactants on the Generation of Sea Spray During Tropical Cyclones, Breanna L. Vanderplow

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Capstone: Assessing the Potential for Range Expansion of the Red Tide Algae Karenia brevis, Edward W. Young

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Thesis: Prioritizing the largest, oldest corals for disease intervention in a coral disease-ravaged area: Southeast Florida Coral Reef Ecosystem Conservation Area., Alysha Brunelle

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Thesis: Pilot Project for Future Fast and Accurate Detection of the Human Fecal Marker HF183 for Presence of Human Pollution in the New River, Angie Louis

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Capstone: Algal Coverage Detection and Classification using ENVI: Correlation with Dissolved Oxygen Levels in Elkhorn Slough, CA, Jason Dawson

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Thesis: Linking Crude Oil and Dispersant Effects to Gene Expression of Marine Sponge Cinachyrella, Yvain Desplat

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Capstone: A Shark Conservationists Toolbox: Current DNA Methods and Techniques Aiding in the Conservation of Sharks, Arianna N. Nixon

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Thesis: To Feed or Not to Feed: Examining the Effects of Provisioning Tourism on Nurse Sharks in Caye Caulker, Belize, Carlee Jackson

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Thesis: Metagenomes of the Dominant Microbial Symbionts of Sponge Genus Cinachyrella Display Common Sulfur Metabolic and Quorum Sensing Functions., Elizaveta Shmakova

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Thesis: Age and Growth of Predatory Mesopelagic Fishes in a Low-Latitude Oceanic Ecosystem, Natalie Slayden

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Capstone: Trophic Ecology of Northern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) in Southcentral and Southwest Alaska Utilizing Stable Isotope Ratios, D. Alex Mandi

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Capstone: Connection between Contaminants and Marine Mammals in the Southern Ocean, Sean W. Tupper

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Thesis: Disruption of pyoverdine synthesis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa through periodic disturbance of biofilm structure., Rebecca J. Quinn

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Thesis: Helping NSU's Multilingual and International Students Overcome Language Limitations: A Recommendation Report, Ana Theresa Benavidez Hernandez

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Thesis: Sonic Rhetoric and Meaning Making in Video Game Sound Design, Adam DeRoss

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Thesis: Interactivity, Ethical Behaviors, and Transmediation in Esports: An Analysis of Pokémon Through Uses and Gratifications Theory, Kaitlin S. Armstrong

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Thesis: Literacy Sponsorship and Official Paratexts: Promoting Character Literacy through the For the Strength of Youth Booklets (1965-2011), Daniel S. Malinconico

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Thesis: "Unbowed, unbent, unbroken": Ontological Insecurity in "Game of Thrones" and Other Fantastic Transmedial Storyworlds, Nicole I. Chavannes

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Thesis: Comparative Study of Spectral Sensitivity, Irradiance Sensitivity, Spatial Resolution and Temporal Resolution in the Visual Systems of Aratus pisonii and Ocypode quadrata, Ruchao Qian

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Thesis: The Role of Bacterial Symbionts and Bioluminescence in the Pyrosome, Pyrosoma atlanticum, Alexis Berger

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Thesis: Fostering Community in an Online Basic Writing Course: Best Practices for Teaching Online Basic Writing at a Four-Year Institution, Nikki Chasteen

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Capstone: Symbiosis and Bioinvasive Dynamics of Durusdinium trenchii and its Acroporid Coral Hosts, David Craig Lawson

Thesis - NSU Access Only: Social Media Mothering on Instagram: A Visual Analysis, Jessica Organ

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Thesis: The Microscopic Threat with a Macroscopic Impact: Microplastics Along the Southeast Florida Reef Tract, Emma Wightman

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Thesis: Fish Assemblages Associated with a Newly Deployed Eco-Engineered Artificial Seawall in the Intercoastal Waters of Port Everglades, Olmo Cinti

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Thesis: Examination of Parasite Assemblages in Killifish of the Genus Fundulus Across the Atlantic Coast of the United States and Canada, Derek Garvey

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Dissertation: Understanding the Toxicity of Single Hydrocarbons, Oil, and Dispersed Oil: A Species Sensitivity Assessment for Five Atlantic Coral Species, Nicholas R. Turner

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Thesis: A Temporal Analysis of the Euphausiid Assemblage in the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, with Notes on Seasonal Reproduction, Nathan A. La Spina

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Thesis: Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis) and Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Nearshore Distribution, Bimini, The Bahamas, Skylar L. Muller

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Thesis: Predation Efficiency and Prey Choice of Estuarine Organisms Under Varying Anthropogenic Light Types and Intensities, Carmen Montalvo

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Capstone: A Survey of the Order Tetraodontiformes on Coral Reef Habitats in Southeast Florida, Anne C. Sevon

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Thesis: Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Analysis of Mangrove Ecosystems Using GIS, Kayla Caldwell

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Thesis: Hair: How Naturals Are Using Social Media to Reshape the Narrative and Visual Rhetoric of Black Hair, Shari E. Drumond

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Thesis: Comparative Study of the Effects of Light on Photophore Ultrastructure from Two Families of Deep-Sea Decapod Crustaceans: Oplophoridae and Sergestidae, Jamie E. Sickles

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Thesis: An Investigation into the Factors Influencing Growth and Survival of Caribbean Acroporid Corals in a Floating Nursery, Cassie M. VanWynen

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Thesis: Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Essential and Non-Essential Elements Recorded in Western Arctic Bowhead Whales (Balaena mysticetus), Samantha L. Shore

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Writing Center - Based Peer Writing Fellows for Online Composition Courses, Richard Finch

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Dissertation: Apart yet Still Together: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of How Coparents Navigate Conflict Post-Divorce, Rebecca Anderson

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Dissertation: Heart Work: A Phenomenological Analysis of School-Embedded Program Facilitators In High-Need South Florida Schools, Takia Bullock

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Dissertation: Why Would I Want To Talk To Them? An Exploration of Perceptions of Talking Across Political Divides, Melinda Burrell

Dissertation: Exploring Young Refugees’ Potential for an Alternative to Non-Violent Political Resistance in Western Sahara, Sabrina Chikhi

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Dissertation: Organizational Conflict and Perceptions of Gender Equality in the United States Military, April Coan

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Dissertation: Voice of the Employer: A Mixed-Methods Study of Winning Messages for NLRB Elections, John Mark Codd

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Dissertation: Presidential Authoritarianism in the United States and Russia During the Metamodern Era, Christopher Davis

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Dissertation: Gender Differences in Management: Employee Preference between Male and Female Managers, Aimee Fernandez

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Dissertation: A Silent Dilemma: The Challenges Black collegiate Women Face Disclosing Sexual Victimization, Lawrence William Henry

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Dissertation: Conflict Resolution: A Critical Analysis of the Challenges of the Government Amnesty Program in the Niger Delta and the Way Forward, Sarah Emmanuel Isong

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Study on the Perceived Value of Emotional Intelligence Training on Foster Parents, Omar Shere Johnson

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Dissertation: Conflict Style is not a Label: The Relationship of Age, Education Level, Work Level, Reason for Assessment, and Time Between Assessments to Conflict Style Change, Michael P. Kelly

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Dissertation: The Impact of Globalization as an Economic Theory on the Mass Migration of Vulnerable Populations, Amalia Luxardo

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Healthcare Systems Design: The Impact of Technological and Regulatory Changes on the Experience of Workplace Conflict for Healthcare Professionals, Sara Mammarella

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Dissertation: The Impact of Bankruptcy, Duty Related Stress and Policing in Detroit, Sarah Markel

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Dissertation: The Effect of Strikes on Students Who Attended Imo State University, Nigeria, from 2012 -2017: A Phenomenological Study, Innocent Okechukwu Ntiasagwe

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Dissertation: The Morning After: A Phenomenological Approach to Understanding the Process of Repair and Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Clergy Sexual Misconduct, Damion Taj Quaye

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Dissertation: Prostitution in Havana, Cuba, A Conflict Analysis of “The Phenomenon of Jineterismo in Havana, Cuba.” A Narrative Study, Nery Roman

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Dissertation: Correlates of War and Sino Revisionism, Douglas Sanders

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Dissertation: A Brand New Narrative: Social Attitudes Toward Conflict Resolution and Inefficiency in Marketing and Branding, Emily Skinner