All theses, dissertations and capstone projects from graduate students at Nova Southeastern University.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Dissertation: Assessing the Impact of a Geospatial Information System for Improving Campus Emergency Decision-Making of Novice Crisis Managers, Adam R. Albina

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Dissertation: A Developmental Research of a Taxonomy for Employees’ Mobile Device Cyberslacking and Commitment to the Organization in the Context of Productivity, Saleh Alharthi

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Dissertation: Leading Change Together: Reducing Organizational Structural Conflict through a Dialogic OD Approach using Liberating Structures, Barbara Allen

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Dissertation: An Investigation of the Interaction between Organizational Culture and Knowledge Sharing through Socialization: A Multi-Level Perspective, Ali Baker

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Effects of an Afrocentric Curriculum on Reading Scores of African American Third, Fourth, and Fifth Graders, Trisha J. Baker

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Study of Methamphetamine and Heroin Users’ Arrest Experiences, James Bardon

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Dissertation: Assessing Training Impact: Exploring Perspectives on Leadership Training in Healthcare through a Multi-frame Lens, Nekeisha G. Bascombe

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Dissertation: Sexualized Black Bodies: The Lived Experiences and Perceptions of Diasporic Ghanaian Women within The United States as it Relates to Black Sexuality, Yaa Bempa-Boateng

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Dissertation: An Empirical Assessment of Senior Citizens’ Cybersecurity Awareness, Computer Self-Efficacy, Perceived Risk of Identity Theft, Attitude, and Motivation to Acquire Cybersecurity Skills, Carlene G. Blackwood-Brown

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Thesis: Pathogen Transmission Techniques and Genotypic Resistance to Disease in the Threatened Coral, Acropora cervicornis, Megan Bock

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Dissertation: Assessing the Role of Critical Value Factors (CVFs) on Users’ Resistance of Urban Search and Rescue Robotics, Marion A. Brown

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Dissertation: Database Streaming Compression on Memory-Limited Machines, Damon F. Bruccoleri

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Dissertation: Effect of Relational Support on Educational Outcomes in an At-Risk Charter School in Florida, Eunice Casey

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Dissertation: An Autoethnographic Exploration of Hypnotherapeutic Experience, Jimena Castro

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Dissertation: Novel Alert Visualization: The Development of a Visual Analytics Prototype for Mitigation of Malicious Insider Cyber Threats, Karla A. Clarke

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Thesis: Ecological Correlates of Community Structure in Seagrass-Associated Fishes in North Biscayne Bay and Port of Miami, Florida, Elizabeth F. Colhoun

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Effects of Project-Based Learning and Motivation on Students With Disabilities, Jamar Council

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Dissertation: Standardizing Instructional Definition and Content Supporting Information Security Compliance Requirements, Theresa Curran

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Dissertation: Correctional Academic Education: A Qualitative Inquiry of Quality, Value, and Effectiveness, Michelle Currier

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Dissertation: A Critical Analysis of Presidential Term Limits in Africa: A Mixed-Methods Case Study of Causes of Political Violence in Burundi, Foday Darboe

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Dissertation: Machine Learning Methods for Septic Shock Prediction, Aiman A. Darwiche

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Thesis: A Comparison of Benthic Habitats and Faunas Between the Miami Terrace (Proposed Calypso Pipeline Site) and the Pourtales Terrace (Coral Habitat of Particular Concern), Laura Dell

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Dissertation: An Operational Management Competency Model for Online Education Administrators, Fanniel Demarks

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Professional Development of Secondary Teachers to Improve the Education of Gifted and Talented Scholars: The Relationship Between Desire and Proficiency to Teach, Shelbie E. Dixon-Brown

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Thesis: Microbial Ecology of South Florida Surface Waters: Examining the Potential for Anthropogenic Influences, Chase P. Donnelly

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Dissertation: Identifying Factors Contributing Towards Information Security Maturity in an Organization, Madhuri M. Edwards

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Thesis: Genetic Population and Evolutionary Dynamics of the Angel Sharks, Squatina spp., Cristin Keelin Fitzpatrick

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Dissertation: Aligning Secondary Benchmarks in High School Curriculums Across Content Areas, Michael George Forrest

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Dissertation: A Few Good Men: Narratives of Racial Discrimination Impacting Male African American/Black Officers in the United States Marine Corps, Peter D. Freeburn

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Thesis: Characterization of the Bioluminescent Symbionts from Ceratioids Collected in the Gulf of Mexico, Lindsay L. Freed

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Dissertation: A Study of Factors Contributing to Acculturation Stress for International Graduate Students in a Small Non-Profit Graduate School, Nkenge Friday

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Dissertation: Development, Implementation, and Assessment of an Online Doctoral Student Orientation, Russell J. Garner

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Dissertation: Preparation, Protection, Connection and Embodiment: A Phenomenological Exploration of the Value of Spiritual Self-Care for Conflict Professionals, Diane Marie Gaston

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Dissertation: Domestic Extremism Violence Facing U.S. Law Enforcement, How Can These Threats Be Mitigated?, Matthew R. Gilbert

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Dissertation: Teachers’ Perceptions of the Use of Graphic Novels to Teach Reluctant Readers, Bret Ginsberg

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Dissertation: Population dynamics of the threatened staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis, and the development of a species-specific monitoring protocol, Elizabeth Goergen

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Dissertation: Intraprofessional Conflict among Registered Nurses in Hospital Nursing: A Phenomenological Study of Horizontal Violence and Bullying, Joyce A. Goff

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Dissertation: Comparing Training Methodologies on Employee’s Cybersecurity Countermeasures Awareness and Skills in Traditional vs. Socio-Technical Programs, Jodi Goode

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Dissertation: From the Front Line to the Living Room: The Transition of Female Veterans Back Into Civilian Life, Bretia Arrington Gordon

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Dissertation: Assessing Instructed Feigner's Response to the Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scale, Stephen Scott Grabner

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Dissertation: Gun-Free Zones: A Geographical Opinion Study on Attitudes Toward Gun-Free Zones and the Safety Impact on Residents, Sean Grier

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Thesis: Parasitic Indicators of Foraging Strategies in Wading Birds, Sarah Gumbleton

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Dissertation: Factors That Contribute to The Resistance to Cloud Computing Adoption by Tech Companies vs. Non-Tech Companies, Zadok Hakim

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Dissertation: Semi-Informed Multi-Agent Patrol Strategies, Chad E. Hardin

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Thesis: Identifying Disease-Resistant and Thermal-Tolerant Genotypes in the Threatened Staghorn Coral, Acropora cervicornis, Morgan V. Hightshoe

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Dissertation: The Effects of Student Activity Dashboards on Student Participation, Performance, and Persistence, Edwin Hill

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Dissertation: Conservation of Limited Resources: Design Principles for Security and Usability on Mobile Devices, Ann-Marie Horcher

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Stress on the Turnover Rates for Teachers in Low-Performing Public Elementary Schools, Stacie-Jo Howard

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Dissertation: Transforming the Dagbon Chieftaincy Conflict in Ghana: Perception on the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Ahmed-Rufai Ibrahim

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Dissertation: A Living Nightmare: A Phenomenological Study of Black Males' Lived Experiences of Racial Profiling During Traffic Stops, James C. Jackson III

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Thesis: Spatiotemporal Change in the Benthic Community of Southeast Florida, Nicholas P. Jones

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Thesis: Patterns in Caribbean Coral Spawning, Anna C. Jordan

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Dissertation: Metrics for Aspect Mining Visualization, Gisle J. Jorgensen

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Dissertation: Environmental Controls on Depositional Patterns of Isolated Carbonate Platforms, Jeremy M. Kerr

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Dissertation: Crime Scene Behaviors of Rampage School Shooters: Developing Strategies for Planning, Response, and Investigation of Multiple-Victim Shooting Incidents on School Campuses, Michael Knox

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Dissertation: Citizens Experience of Inequitable Distributive Justice in Mineral Resource Revenues in Tanzania: A phenomenological Inquiry, Marylin K. Lameck

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Dissertation: The Impact of Mindfulness on Non-Malicious Spillage within Images on Social Networking Sites, Angela D. Landress

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Dissertation: Alcohol Misuse Among Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Military Healthcare Professionals, Brian Letourneau

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Dissertation: An Examination of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Older Adults, Morgan Levy

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Dissertation: Multidimensional Knowledge Flow Dynamics in Context, Lina Lo

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Dissertation: Identity Reconciliation: Understanding the Relationship between the Pursuit of the Ideal-Self and Intrapersonal Conflict, Abdul Mack

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Dissertation: Assessment of Factors Influencing Intent-to-Use Big Data Analytics in an Organization: A Survey Study, Wayne Madhlangobe

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Dissertation: Probabilistic Clustering Ensemble Evaluation for Intrusion Detection, Steven M. McElwee

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Dissertation: Millennial Generation Law Enforcement Academy Recruits and Their Perception of Mental Health, Jeffrey M. McGill

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Exploring the ‘Little Engine’ Effect: The Role of Self-Efficacy in Approaching Contamination, Lori Francesca Merling

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Dissertation: Lived Experiences of Congolese Women Refugees Living in Indianapolis: Voices of Women, Nyangau Jane Mokaya

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Examination of the Impact of Organizational Culture and Employee Engagement on Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intention in a Nonprofit Organization, Karen Morris-Sweeney

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Dissertation: Structural Violence in the New Hampshire Family Court System: An Autoethnographic Exploration, Ann Marie Moynihan

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Dissertation: The Afghan Women’s Writing Project: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Poetry and Narrative as Conflict Resolution Tools, Saghar L. Naghib

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Thesis: Assessment of Metals in Tissues of Marine-Associated Birds in South Florida, Caitlyn A. Nay

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Thesis: A Temporal Analysis of a Deep-Pelagic Crustacean Assemblage (Decapoda: Caridea: Oplophoridae and Pandalidae) in the Gulf of Mexico After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Devan Nichols

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Thesis: The Assemblage Structure and Trophic Ecology of a Deep-Pelagic Fish Family (Platytroctidae) in the Gulf of Mexico, Michael Novotny

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Dissertation: Women’s Experiences in Peace Building Processes: A Phenomenological Study of Undeterred Female Leaders in Northern Nigeria, Roselyn Ifeyinwa Onyegbula

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Dissertation: Design and Development of Simulation-based Instruction on Meaningful Use and Interprofessionalism Core Competencies in a Healthcare Team-based Learning Environment, Elizabeth Oviawe

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Dissertation: What Do Organizations Learn From Conflict? A Grounded Meta-Analysis Approach to Developing an Integrated Conflict System Roadmap, Raquel Perez

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Dissertation: An Exploratory Study of Selected Policy Diffusions in Judicial Settings, Renee Ann Pistone

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Dissertation: Beyond Automated Assessment: Building Metacognitive Awareness in Novice Programmers in CS1, James Prather

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Thesis: Identification and spatiotemporal dynamics of tuna (Family: Scombridae; Tribe: Thunnini) early life stages in the oceanic Gulf of Mexico, Nina Pruzinsky

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Dissertation: Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning using Augmented and Virtual Reality in Museum Education, Ronald Punako Jr.

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Dissertation: Collaborating Homeless Outreach in Broward County: A Law Enforcement and Social Services Engagement, Edward Rafailovitc

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Study of Federal Policies on Workplace Bullying, Cynthia Mary Reese

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Thesis: Using Twitter as a Pedagogical Resource to Teach First-Year Composition, Carol Reynolds-Srot

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Dissertation: The Lived Experiences of Couples in Long-Term Marriages in which One Partner was a Vietnam Veteran and is Diagnosed with PTSD, Rozetia Richardson

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Dissertation: Dancing with Culture: A Grounded Theory Study on Latin American and Spanish Speaking Caribbean Women Living in the United States Process for Dealing with Internal Conflicts, Iler Leticia Rivera Chicas

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Thesis: Effects of ocean warming, sedimentation, and parental genotype on the post-settlement survival and growth of Acropora cervicornis recruits, Jena Robbins

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Dissertation: Elementary Principals' Perceptions of Conflicts with Teachers in Elementary Schools: A Phenomenological Study, Daryl C. Roselle

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Dissertation: The Effects of Specific Behavioral Interventions on Vocal Stereotypy: A Systematic Review, Halee R. Royal

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Dissertation: A Knowledge Management System (KMS) Using a Storytelling-based Approach to Collect Tacit Knowledge, Nicholas Shaw

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Thesis: Heavy Metal Accumulation in Seagrasses in Southeastern Florida, Erin Smith

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Thesis: Evaluating the Efficacy of Using Geomorphology as a Surrogate to Benthic Habitat on the Miami Terrace, Kim D. Smith

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Dissertation: Stop and Frisk among College-Educated Police Officers in Suburban Western Pennsylvania: An Exploratory Study, John F. Swank

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Dissertation: Balancing the domestic violence equation: Exploring Trinidadian men’s perspectives on male marginalization and why men perpetrate domestic violence, Michelle A. Thomas

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Dissertation: Machine Learning for Exploring State Space Structure in Genetic Regulatory Networks, Rodney H. Thomas

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Thesis: Age and Growth of Hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus) in Southeast Florida, Ian A. Towne

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Dissertation: Wireless Sensor Network Clustering with Machine Learning, Larry Townsend

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Thesis: Rare Parthenogenic Reproduction in a Common Reef Coral, Porites astreoides, Alicia A. Vollmer

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Dissertation: The Sudanese Indigenous Model for Conflict Resolution: A case study to examine the relevancy and the applicability of the Judiyya model in restoring peace within the ethnic tribal communities of the Sudan, Abdul S. Wahab

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Dissertation: Using Web Conferencing Technology to Foster Inclusive Course Experiences for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students, Elissa Weeden

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Virtual School Leaders’ Experiences and Perspectives of the Benefits of and Barriers to Kindergarten Through Grade 12 Virtual Schools in Florida, Erika Weiss

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Thesis: The role of ontogenetic habitat shifts on the parasite communities of five South Florida fishes, Brittany Nicole White