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: A COVID-19 Induced Shift: From Introducing High School Females to Computing Careers to an Assessment of Technological Readiness Among STEM Teachers, Jareau Almeyda

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

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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: Exploring the Lived Experiences of Adults Who Have Experienced a Parental Divorce: Identifying Collaborative Divorce Aspects as They Adjusted to Adulthood, Arlene Brown

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

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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: The Impact of Self-Efficacy, Teacher Mentoring and Administrative Support on Teacher Retention in Title 1 Schools, Holly Cwiklinski

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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): Creative Use of Vision Boards in SFBT: A Training for Therapists, Janel Daniel

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

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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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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): Medical Family Therapy Training and Supervision: A Participatory Action Research, Daron Flory

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

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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: Development of Criteria for Mobile Device Cybersecurity Threat Classification and Communication Standards (CTC&CS), Emmanuel Jigo

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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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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): An Action Research Study: The Development and Implementation of “The Talk” Parent Workshop for Hispanic Families Facing Multigenerational Childhood Sexual Abuse Utilizing a Bowen Systems Lens, Nicole Linardi

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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 Conundrum of Both/And in a World of Either/or: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis of Resilience and Intersectional Identities in Queer Women of Afro-Caribbean Descent, Stephane Louis

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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 - 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: Perspectives on Postsecondary Correctional Education from the Previously Incarcerated Student: An Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods Design Study, Ana C. Maria

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

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Dissertation: UNIX Administrator Information Security Policy Compliance: The Influence of a Focused SETA Workshop and Interactive Security Challenges on Heuristics and Biases, John Palmer McConnell

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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: Gangs, Victim/Offender Overlap and Informal Settlements: Their Role in the Portmore Homicide Crisis, Jason Andre McKay

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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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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): Evaluating the Collaborative Process Training Gaps: What is Missing for Mental Health Professionals?, Rachel Dahlia Merlin

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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: Predictive Accuracy of Recommender Algorithms, William Blake Noffsinger

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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: 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: A Comparative Study on Parental Involvement, Roldens Paulynice

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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: Happy Tears: An Evocative Autoethnography on an Adoptee’s Development of Identity through Reunification, Jessica Popham

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Dissertation: Therapeutic Autoethnography: From Epiphany to Catharsis, Kelsey Railsback

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Dissertation: Critical Care Nurses’ Perceptions of Safety Related to Using Complex Medical Devices in Daily Nursing Practice, Violet Rhagnanan-Kramer

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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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Dissertation: Correlates of War and Sino Revisionism, Douglas Sanders

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Dissertation: Intimate Partner Violence and Revictimization: Factors Involved in Occurrence and Severity, Dunia Sarwary

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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: Appreciative Inquiry of an Exemplary Trauma Informed Wellness Center Created for the Community and Families Affected by a School Shooting, Halle Solomon

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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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Dissertation: An Analysis of the Effects of Trauma on Foster Youth Aging Out of the Florida Foster Care System: Implications for Supportive Interventions and Practices, Kesia Vazquez

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Dissertation: A Quantitative Exploration of Conflict Potential and Perceptions of Threats, Benefits and Barriers: Toward Conflict Prevention When Dogs Visit Nature Trails, Jane Marie Szostak Walsh

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