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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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

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

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

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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: 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

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: 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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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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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

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Thesis: A Comparison of Circle and J Hook Performance within the Grenadian Pelagic Longline Fishery, Anthony G. Burns

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Thesis: Acceptability and Usability of E-Books for Digital Immigrant Teachers in a Title I Elementary School, Allatesha Denise Cain

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Dissertation: Exploring the Lived Experiences of Afro-Caribbean Marriage and Family Therapists working with Persons who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and/or Questioning: An Interpretive Phenomenological Study, Raquel Yvonne Campbell

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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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Thesis: Likability and Efficacy of Gummy Oral Sedative by Pediatric Patients, Marisol Carbonell

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Thesis: Nutrient Concentrations and Effects on Mill Run from Residential, Urban, and Industrial Stormwater Contamination, Melissa Carver

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Dissertation: Human-Wildlife Conflict and Coexistence in a More-than-Human World: A Multiple Case Study Exploring the Human-Elephant-Conservation Nexus in Namibia and Sri Lanka, Cynthia Castaldo-Walsh

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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: Navigating Conflict: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study of Online Higher Education Subject Matter Experts, Tammi Clearfield

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Dissertation: Understanding Challenges of the Healthy Workplace Bill – An Interpretive Policy Analysis, Cynthia Contreras

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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: Competency-Based Clinical Supervision in Applied Behavior Analysis, Yulema Cruz

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Dissertation: Older Adult Caregivers’ Lived Experiences With Debilitated Chronically Ill Relatives in a Rural Southern County, Nancy J. Dameron

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Dissertation: Women in Ministry: How Conflicts Between God's Purpose and Church Doctrine Impact the Efficacy of Female Church Leaders, Nicole L. Davis

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Dissertation: From Horse Walk to Therapy Talk: Exploring the Effects of Equine Assisted Family Therapy Coursework on Self of the Therapist Development of MFT Student Therapists, Tiffany de Leon

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Dissertation: Intragroup Conflict among Caribbean Students in Higher Education while engaging in Group Work, Martha Cilla Des Vignes

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Thesis: Disrupting” the Broadcast: Female Showrunners as 21st Century “Fangirl” Feminist Rhetors, Veronica Diaz

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Dissertation: Solution-Focused Family Weekends in an Addictions Treatment Facility: An Action Treatment-and-Research Study, Sandra DiMarco

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Dissertation: The Great Recession: A Meta-Analysis Informed by Conflict Theory, Joshua J. DiScipio

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Dissertation: Impact of Shoulder Pathology on Individuals with Distal Radius Fracture: A Mixed Methods Study, Sarah Beth Doerrer

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Capstone: Evaluating the Knowledge and Attitudes of Orthopedic Nurses Regarding the Use of SPHM Algorithms as a Standard of Care, Terry L. Doire

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Capstone: Community-Based Occupational Therapy Practice Among Older Adults: A Delphi Study, Kristin Domville

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Dissertation: Comprehending the Safety Paradox and Privacy Concerns with Medical Device Remote Patient Monitoring, Marc Doyle

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Dissertation: Habitual Offender Monitoring Enforcement (H.O.M.E.) Task Force: Combating Auto Thefts Committed by Habitual Juvenile Offenders, Anika Marie Dzik

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Thesis: Shallow- water hardbottom communities support the separation of biogeographic provinces on the west- central Florida Gulf Coast, Shelby Eagan

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Dissertation: U.S. Immigration Reform: A Policy Analysis of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act Between 2001 and 2012, Nickola Elliott

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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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Thesis: Assessment of Heavy Metals in Subsistence-Harvested Alaskan Marine Mammal Body Tissues and Vibrissae, Pilar M. Ferdinando

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Dissertation: Citationally Enhanced Semantic Literature Based Discovery, John David Fleig

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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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Thesis: Characterization of Bacterial Communities in Biscayne Bay Through Genomic Analysis, Eric Fortman

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Thesis: Desperate Coral Larvae? Behavioral Responses to Settlement Cues in Aging Agaricia agaricites Larvae, Helena Sasha Fulmore

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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: The Deaf & Law Enforcement Listening Though Deaf Eyes: A Grounded Theory Approach, John L. Garner

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Dissertation: Factors Affecting the Outcome of the National Council Licensure Examination among Nontraditional Learners from Associate Degree Nursing Programs, Angela Cristina Gaud

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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 - NSU Access Only: Relationship Between the Grading of Reflective Journals and Student Honesty in Reflective Journal Writing, Jo Anne Genua

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Thesis: The Dynamic of Unity Writing, Virginia Gilroy

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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: Feature Set Selection for Improved Classification of Static Analysis Alerts, Kathleen Goeschel

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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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Thesis: Outplanted Acropora cervicornis enhances the fish assemblages of Southeast Florida, Ellen Dignon Goldenberg

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Dissertation: Cooking with Couples: A Grounded Theory Study on the Relational Aspects Found in the Cooking Interactions of Couples, Nicole R. Gordon

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

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Dissertation: Assessing the Effects of Communication Media Affordances and the Awareness of Media Security on Knowledge Sharing Behavior, Linda C. Greene

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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: Development of a Caregiver Education Support Tool for Family Caregivers of Older Adults with Dementia, Sarah Guariglia

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Dissertation: An Analysis of Selected Clusters of Fires in Florida (1996 - 2018), Thomas Riley Hall

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

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Dissertation: Handoff Communication Among Senior Nursing Students: A Phenomenological Study, Juanita Hanley-Gumbs

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Content Analysis of The Impact of the Media on the Opioid Crisis, Mark Haskins

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Capstone: Emergency Department Nurses: Post Code Pause, Lynn Alice Hauck

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Thesis: A characterization of a Southeast Florida stony coral assemblage after a disease event, Nicole K. Hayes

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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: Usability Challenges with Insulin Pump Devices in Diabetes Care: What Trainers Observe with First-Time Pump Users, Helen Birkmann Hernandez

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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: Implementing Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats Intervention for Improving Reading Comprehension Skills for Students With Learning Disabilities (SLD), Annaliese Rosalie Hightower (Rollins)

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Thesis: Spatial and Temporal Trends of Southeastern Florida's Octocoral Comunity, Alexandra Hiley

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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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Thesis: Sargassum Infauna Community Structure in the Florida Straits and Gulf Stream, Dayna S. Hunn

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Dissertation: Exploring Factors Related to Customer Service Representatives’ (CSRs) Performance in Call Centers., Ruth R. Jayson-Polk

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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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Thesis: Physical and Optical Properties of Provisional Crown and Bridge Materials Fabricated Using CAD/CAM Milling or 3D Printing Technology, Niranjan Joshi

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

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Dissertation: Grit Associated with New Graduate Registered Nurse Initial Competency, Joan Marie Kavanagh