All theses, dissertations, capstones, and applied clinical projects from graduate students at Nova Southeastern University.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Dissertation: Relationship of Child Sexual Abuse Survivor Self-Perception of Consent to Current Functioning, Nathan R. Daly

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Dissertation: Intimate Partner Violence Survivors: The Relationship between Risk Factors and Symptom Severity, Danielle Horrigan Millen

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Dissertation: An Approach to Twitter Event Detection Using the Newsworthiness Metric, Jonathan Adkins

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Perspectives of Online Instructors Towards Distance Learning Technologies at the Saudi Electronic University (SEU), Ayman Alfahid

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Dissertation: SNS as an Educational Tool: Effect on Academic Performance and Learners’ Perceptions, Nawwaf Mohssen Altalhi

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Dissertation: Identifying Physicians’ User Experience (UX) Pain Points in Using Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems, Elizabeth Janelle Arceneaux

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Dissertation: A Hierarchical Temporal Memory Sequence Classifier for Streaming Data, Jeffrey Barnett

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Dissertation: The Experiences of Minority Female Leaders in Educational Leadership: A Generic Qualitative Study, Gale Denise Beasley

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

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Dissertation: Improvements to Iterated Local Search for Microaggregation, Tracy Bierman

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Dissertation: Organizational Culture and Knowledge Transfer in Enterprise Social Media, Garry Blackstock

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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

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

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Dissertation: A Novel Cognitive Stress Test for the Detection of Early Alzheimer’s Disease in African Americans, Kimberly Capp

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Dissertation: Measuring the Social and Emotional Skills of Hispanic American Students in an Afterschool Karate Program, Noel Adrian Castillo

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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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Dissertation: An Empirical Assessment of Audio/Visual/Haptic Alerts and Warnings to Mitigate Risk of Phishing Susceptibility in Emails on Mobile Devices, Molly Marie Cooper

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Dissertation: Cognitive Performance In A Retired NFL Population: Does Position Played And Racial Identity Impact Cognition?, Kimberly Chantelle Diah

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Dissertation: Unsolvable? Assessing the Accuracy of Missing Person Case Data, Scott Duncan

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Dissertation: An Empirical Assessment of Cybersecurity Readiness and Resilience in Small Businesses, Darrell Eilts

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Dissertation: Prediction of Sudden Cardiac Death Using Ensemble Classifiers, Ayman Momtaz El-Geneidy

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Dissertation: Community College Faculty Perceptions of Their Role in Student Retention: A Replicated Study, Maureen Ellis-Davis

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Dissertation: Adaptive Batch Size Selection in Active Learning for Regression, Anthony L. Faulds

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

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Dissertation: Psychometric Analyses of a Comprehensive Neuropsychological Battery for Retired NFL Players, Kimberly Ethridge Fitzgibbon

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Dissertation: Understanding the Distinctive Presentations of Therapist Countertransference with Cluster B Personality Disorders, Sara Ashley Florence

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Dissertation: An Investigation of the Factors that Contribute to the Perceived Likelihood of Compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule among Healthcare Covered Entities and Business Associates, James Furstenberg

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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: SNS Use, Risk, and Executive Behavior, Andrew Green

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Dissertation: Teacher Perspectives of Fidelity With Universal Design for Learning in the Classroom, Sharon Rehenea Hamilton

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Dissertation: The Impact of Grief Work on Hospice Mental Health Providers Through a Bowen Family Systems Lens, Joshua Hernandez

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Dissertation: Toward A Biopsychosocial Model of Obesiy: Can Psychological Well-Being Be the Bridge to Integration?, Alexia Holovatyk

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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: Smart Privacy for IoT: Privacy Embedded Design for Home Automation Systems, Love James

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Dissertation: Sin Papeles: The Experiences of Undocumented Central American Immigrants in the United States, Elizabeth Jarquin

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Dissertation: Employers’ Attitudes Towards Individuals With a Physical Disability During the Hiring Process, Alix Jean-Joseph

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Dissertation: Improving Educational Experiences of Students With Disabilities at a Private Postsecondary University, Levenle Jean-Joseph

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Dissertation: PTSD and Immunological Correlations Of Attention and Working Memory in Gulf War Illness, Mary Jeffrey

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Dissertation: Integrating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Processes with Information-Processing Theory in Anxious Early Adolescents, Gilly Kahn

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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: Reducing BitTorrent Download Time via Handshake-Based Switching, Elliotte Kim

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Dissertation: Understanding BYOD Implementation Experiences of School Teachers and Administrators: A Phenomenological Perspective, Sophia Lafayette-Lause

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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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Dissertation: The Influence of Cognitive Factors and Personality Traits on Mobile Device User's Information Security Behavior, Nils Lau

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Dissertation: The Effects of Sleep Restriction on Biological, Psychological, and Neurocognitive Measures of Health, Margaret S. Lorenzetti

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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): Exploring the Experience of Married Couples Making the Decision of Whether or Not to Have a First Child, Liana Lorenzo-Echeverri

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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: Psychometric Evaluation of the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory in an Ethnically Diverse Sample, Elizabeth Machado

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Dissertation: Understanding Effective Orientation Practices From Orientation Professionals at Public HBCUs, Ronnie Mack Jr

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

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Dissertation: Alternate Route - An Examination of Alternatively Certified Teachers' Job Satisfaction and Self-Efficacy, Adrienne W. McElroy

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Dissertation: Law Enforcement Officers as Victims of Felonious Killings and Assaults: An Analysis of the Predictors of Lethality and the Likelihood of Officer Assault or Death, Gabriella Mercado

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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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Dissertation: An Exploration of Barriers and Supports of High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) Graduates Transitioning to Postsecondary Education, Chanell Butler Morello

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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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Dissertation: Students’ Perceptions of Their Community Service Experience Based on High School Resources, Brooke A. Muriello

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Dissertation: Deep Neural Networks for Sentiment Analysis in Tweets with Emoticons, Mutharasu Narayanaperumal

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Dissertation: Examining the Creation of Information Privacy Culture in Healthcare Organizations to Achieve Collective HIPAA Compliance Practice, Osborne Obeng

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Dissertation: The Gendered Context of System Experience and its Impact on Girls in the Juvenile Justice System, Vanessa Patino Lydia

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Dissertation: Exploration of the Wechsler Memory Scale Fourth Edition (WMS-IV) Designs Content and Spatial Memory Scales, Maya Pinjala

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Dissertation: Exploring the Professional Development of MFT Students Enrolled in Equine Assisted Family Therapy Coursework: An Experiential Learning Modality, Natalie Rothman

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

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Dissertation: Interpreting Code Enforcement Complaint by Complaint: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Experience in Document Analysis, Daniel John Stallone

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Dissertation: Usability of Portable EEG for Monitoring Students’ Attention in Online Learning, Arisaphat Suttidee

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Dissertation: Factors That Influence the Perception of Higher Education Leaders in the Adoption Process of Instructional Technology and Distance Education, Diego Tibaquirá

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Dissertation: Breaking Away: The Role of Homeostatic Drive in Perpetuating Depression, Jonathan Tory Toole

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

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Dissertation: Detecting Rogue Manipulation of Smart Home Device Settings, David Zeichick

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Dissertation: Evaluation of Hospitality Curricula, Industry Skillset Expectations and Student Preparedness, Jennifer Aarons

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Capstone: Improved Use of Interact to Decrease 30-Day Readmissions from a Skilled Nursing Facility, Folasade Omobowale Adewunmi

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Dissertation: The Role of Supervised Community Service and Socio-Economic Status in Recidivism Pertaining to Financial Crimes among Ex-Convicts, David Adu-Boateng

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Dissertation: Examining the Impact of Learning Management Systems in Computer Programming Courses, Mohammed Naif Alatawi

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Dissertation: A Case Study of Crisis Management Training Needs: Saudi Airlines, Hussain Saad Alqahtani

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Dissertation: Conflict Dynamics and Opportunities for Second-Generation Family Businesswomen in Saudi Arabia: A Phenomenological Research Study, Basmah Sulaiman Alzamil

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Dissertation: An Analysis and Comparison of WMS-III and WMS-IV Verbal Paired Associates: Practical Implications for Neuropsychologists, Anthony Paul Andrews

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Dissertation: Improving Student Achievement Through the Implementation of A Classroom Performance System, Stacy Maria Artis

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Thesis: Investigating the Use of Web-Based Vocabulary Acquisition Programs as a Tool to Strengthen Vocabulary Skills for 11th and 12th-Grade Students, Deborah Ashraf

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Dissertation: An Examination of User Detection of Business Email Compromise Amongst Corporate Professionals, Shahar Sean Aviv

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Dissertation: Philippine-Based Filipino Women and Breast Cancer, Elizabeth S. Azutillo

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Dissertation: Glancing Back at The Camel’s Hump: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Saudi Family Therapists’ Dual Epistemologies, Rana M. F. Banaja

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Thesis: Reliability of Bond Strength Using Universal Adhesives to Variable Dentin Conditions, Marwa Bawazir

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Dissertation: Multiple Paths to Self-Sufficiency: A Phenomenological Study of South Florida Refugees’ Lived Experience, Regina Bernadin

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Dissertation: Use of Evidence-Based Test Development in Pre-Licensure Nursing programs: A Descriptive Study of Faculty Beliefs, Attitudes and Values, Richild Berrick

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Dissertation: Motivation Factors for Using Mobile Information Systems in M-Learning, Neelima Bhatnagar

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Dissertation: Conflict, Stress and Faith Experienced by Caregivers of Bipolar Family Members, Sharonrose Bollers

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Dissertation: Media Effects and Criminal Profiling: How Fiction Influences Perception and Profile Accuracy, Asha Bolton

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Dissertation: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis of Women Veterans Transitioning Back into Civilian Life, Paula Boros

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Thesis: The Association between Stomach Fullness and Vertical Migration Behavior in Deep-Pelagic Crustaceans and Fishes in the Gulf of Mexico, with Notes on Microplastic Ingestion, Ryan P. Bos

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Thesis: Determining how risk effects predator-prey interactions of marine communities in the nearshore environment of South Bimini, The Bahamas, Kendall Brancart

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Study of the Factors Impacting the College Transfer Experience of High Achieving Hispanic Graduates, Jennifer Bravo Candelaria

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Capstone: An Educational Initiative to Promote Self-Care Practices in Hispanic Adults With Type 2 Diabetes, Geralde S. Bridges

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Dissertation: Adaptable Privacy-preserving Model, Emily Elizabeth Brown

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Dissertation: Servant Leadership Towards Cultural Competency and Critical Thinking: A Mixed Methods Study in Zambia, Jill Marie Brown

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Dissertation: Examining Shared Understanding and Team Performance in Global Virtual Teams, Alva Bullard

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Dissertation: Reduction of False Positives in Intrusion Detection Based on Extreme Learning Machine with Situation Awareness, Donald A. Burgio