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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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

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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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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: 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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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: The Prevalence of Hate Crimes Motivated by Sexual Orientation in Florida after the U.S. Supreme Court Legalization of Same-Sex Marriages, Shawntozi Campbell

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Dissertation: A Data Mining Framework for Improving Student Outcomes on Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination, James Clark

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Dissertation: The News Through Facebook: Discovering the Prevalence of Rape Myths in User Comments, Leigh Anne Clay

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Dissertation: Respect and the role it plays in explaining the disproportionate number of African-Americans incarcerated, Tina B. Craddock

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Dissertation: ORLease: Optimistically Replicated Lease Using Lease Version Vector For Higher Replica Consistency in Optimistic Replication Systems, Diaa Fathalla

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Dissertation: Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Resilience Among Newly Licensed Registered Nurses Transitioning to the Professional Role, Lee Fong-Hong

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Dissertation: User Information Security Behavior in Professional Virtual Communities: A Technology Threat Avoidance Approach, Vivienne Forrester

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Capstone: Implementing a Culturally Sensitive Intervention for Haitian Patients Non-Adhering to Hypertensive Medications, Guilaine Gabriel-Percinthe

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Dissertation: GAMESPECT: A Composition Framework and Meta-Level Domain Specific Aspect Language for Unreal Engine 4, Benjamin Jay Geisler

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Dissertation: Relationship Between the Grading of Reflective Journals and Student Honesty in Reflective Journal Writing, Jo Anne Genua

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Dissertation: Empirical Assessment of Mobile Device Users’ Information Security Behavior towards Data Breach: Leveraging Protection Motivation Theory, Anthony Duke Giwah

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Dissertation: A Multiple Case-Study Approach to Examine Police Officers Perceptions on Narcan® Policies, Casey Gnann

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Dissertation: Youth’s Conceptualization of Peace, Violence, and Bullying and the Strategies They Employ to Address the Violence and Bullying in their Lives, Charles H. Goesel

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Dissertation: An Investigation into the Impact of Social Networking on Knowledge Sharing, James Harold Gorham

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Dissertation: Cognitive Load Theory Principles Applied to Simulation Instructional Design for Novice Health Professional Learners, Susan M. Grieve

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Capstone: A Clinical Documentation Practice Improvement to Increase Insurance Reimbursement, Allison R. Hamilton

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Dissertation: How Do You Like Me Now? Social Media Bridging the Distance in Online Education, Lee Heller

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Dissertation: The Future of Work: An Investigation of the Expatriate Experiences of Jamaican C-suite Female Executives in the Diaspora, on Working in Multi-national Companies, Suzette Amoy Henry-Campbell

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Research Study on the Effects of Paternal Abandonment on Hispanic Women in South Florida and their Conflict Management Skills, Diana Herrera

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Dissertation: The Experience of Sexual Abuse of Afro Caribbean Women: The Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis of the Particularities Attached to Disclosure, Angela Hood

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Dissertation: An Exploration of the Lived Experience of Women who had Abortions and the Effects of the Abortion Secret on their Relationships: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis, Marckdaline Johnson

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Dissertation: Harnessing Nature for Occupational Therapy: Interventions and Health Promotion, Gina Ferra Kaplanis

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Dissertation: Gene Ontology-Guided Force-Directed Visualization of Protein Interaction Networks, James Lowell King

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Dissertation: Trigger Point Dry Needling, Manual Therapy and Exercise versus Manual Therapy and Exercise for the Management of Achilles Tendinopathy: A Feasibility Study, Alex Michael Koszalinski

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Thesis: Comparisons of Five DNA Repair Pathways Between Elasmobranch Fishes and Humans, Lucia Llorente

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Dissertation: Diversification and Intensification in Hybrid Metaheuristics for Constraint Satisfaction Problems, John M. Lynden

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Dissertation: A Case Study: Meeting the Needs of English Learners With Limited or Interrupted Formal Education, Michelle Ivette Marrero

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Dissertation: Kindergarten Parent Engagement and Student Reading Literacy in Title I Schools: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Synthesis, Stacy L. M. McDonald

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Dissertation: The Rise of American Extremism: An Exploratory Analysis of American Religious and Political Extremism from Presidents Jimmy Carter to Barack Obama: 1977-2016, Alwyn J. Melton

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Dissertation: The Influence of Identifiable Personality Traits on Nurses’ Intention to Use Wireless Implantable Medical Devices, Vincent Molosky

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Dissertation: A Hybrid (Active-Passive) VANET Clustering Technique, Garrett Lee Moore

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Dissertation: Instructional Designers as Project Managers: A Phenomenology, La Keshia Lynn Nall

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Dissertation: Early Childhood Educators’ Perceptions of Using Conscious Discipline to Promote Executive Function Development in Preschool Students: A Case Study, Annette C. Oswald-Hunt

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Dissertation: Public Participation in Intractable Conflict: A Case Study of New York State’s High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Policy Development Process and Stakeholder Engagement Outcomes, Nancy M. Pattarini

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Study of Black Fathers in Child Welfare, Tamaru N. Phillips

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Dissertation: Effectiveness of a Manual Therapy Approach in Treatment of Patients with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Haitham Ramadan

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Dissertation: Thrust Joint Manipulation to the Cervical Spine in Participants with a Primary Complaint of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD): A Randomized Clinical Trial, Breanna C. Reynolds

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Dissertation: An investigation of electronic Protected Health Information (e-PHI) privacy policy legislation in California for seniors using in-home health monitoring systems, Robert Lee Saganich

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Dissertation: Truth Talks: How North America’s Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Engage the Public in Change, Lawrence Schooler

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Dissertation: Lived Experience of Post-licensure Nurses in a Perioperative Clinical Rotation, Amy Stahley

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Dissertation: The Evolution of Technology in Call Centers, Julieo Stephen Thompson

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Dissertation: Exploring Knowledge and Awareness of Social Entrepreneurship, Barry Tishler

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Dissertation: A Comparison of the iPad-Assisted and Traditional Flashcard Instruction for Learners With Autism, Davaa Ulzii

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Dissertation: LSTM Networks for Detection and Classification of Anomalies in Raw Sensor Data, Alexander Verner

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Thesis: Practice Makes the Deficiency of Global Motion Detection in People With Pattern-Related Visual Stress More Apparent, Jana Wegrzyn

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Dissertation: “To Gallop Together to War is Simple-- To Make Peace is Complex” Indigenous Informal Restorative Conflict Resolution Practices Among Kazakhs: An Ethnographic Case Study, Ronald Brooks Wiley

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Dissertation: Integrative Molecular Pathological Epidemiology of Congenital and Infant Acute Leukemia, Heather Elizabeth Williams

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Dissertation: A Psychosocial Behavioral Attribution Model: Examining the Relationship Between the “Dark Triad” and Cyber-Criminal Behaviors Impacting Social Networking Sites, Kim Withers

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Dissertation: Hate Crimes and Discrimination against Jews: The Anti-Semitism Phenomenon in the 21st Century, Jon Zemke

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Dissertation: Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Imaging: How Physical Therapists Utilize Imaging in Clinical Decision-Making, Hilmir Agustsson

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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: Knowledge Sharing Among Academics in Higher Education Institutions in Saudi Arabia, Fahad M. Alsaadi

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Thesis: Indirect Effects of Ocean Warming and Acidification on the Realized Recruitment of Agaricia agaricites, Allan Anderson

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Dissertation: Evaluation of Machine Learning Techniques for Early Identification of At-Risk Students, Mansour Hamoud Awaji

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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: High School Peer Counseling: Understanding the Impact of a Systemic Training Incorporating Bowen Concepts, Christina Elizabeth Berdebes

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Dissertation: Academically Resistant Athletes: Victims of ACEs or Commodities of the System, Melnee Berry

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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: Senior Nursing Students' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceived Competency about Older Adults, Deborah Denise Brabham

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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: An Investigation of Faculty Perceptions About Mobile Learning in Higher Education, Serena Brown

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

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Dissertation: Countering Violent Extremism in Peshawar Pakistan, Licona Bryan

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Dissertation: Hear My Voice and the Voices of Those I Teach: A Phenomenological Perspective of Experiences From Migrant Education Program Teachers, Ingrid Bynes

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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: Empirical Validation and Comparison of the Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM) Between the Gulf of Mexico and the Tongue of the Ocean, Cynthia A. Cleveland

Dissertation: Suspicion, Suspicion: Police Perceptions of Juveniles as the “Symbolic Assailant”, Andrea R. Coleman

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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: Influence of a post-­graduate physical therapy residency program on clinical reasoning, professional development, and career advancement in Nairobi, Kenya, Shala Cunningham

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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: Autoethnography of a Whitegirl Marriage and Family Therapist's Experience Working on the Rez, Andrea L. Cuva

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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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Dissertation: Turbulent and Electromagnetic Signature of Small- and Fine-scale Biological and Oceanographic Processes, Cayla Whitney Dean

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Dissertation: Assistive Technology Guidelines for Higher Education Disability Support Staff, Brenda DeLee

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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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Dissertation: Exploring the Experiences of Clinicians Dually-trained in Behavior Analysis and Family Therapy Working with Families Facing Autism, Janessa Dominguez