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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Thesis: Measuring Viability of the Red-Tide Dinoflagellate Lingulodinium polyedra Following Treatment with Ultraviolet (UV) Light, Scott Riley

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Dissertation: The Neuropsychological Application of the WAIS-IV over the WAIS-III, Jessica Robbins

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Thesis: Long-Term Stony Coral Transplantation Success Offshore Southeast, Florida, USA, Theresa Elizabeth Robitaille

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Some Things Just Happen, Chelsea Rodriguez

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Dissertation: Coming Out, Coming Together, Coming Around: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Families' Experiences Adjusting to a Young Family Member's Disclosure of Non-Heterosexuality, Denise M. Fournier Rodriguez

Thesis: Comparison of leakage among different screw-access sealing materials for temporary implant-supported screw-retained crowns, Katherine Roman

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Evaluation of the Wisconsin Career Pathways Web Site: A Comprehensive Plan for Ongoing Development, Margaret A. Rubin

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Evaluation of an Early Intervention System at a Law Enforcement Agency, R. Scott Russell

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Dissertation: Improving Professional Skills through Adversity: A Phenomenological Study of Mergers and Acquisitions, Randy Anita Rutledge

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Effects of Interactive Read-Aloud and Literature Discussion on Reading Comprehension for First-Grade Students With Language Impairments in a Title 1 School, Elizabeth Vultaggio Salah

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Dissertation: Core professional nursing values as experienced by baccalaureate nursing students who are men, Bonnie Schmidt

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Faculty Members' Experiences with Integrating Mobile Devices Into an Undergraduate Teacher Education Program: A Phenomenological Perspective, Carmen Lavern Session

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Dissertation: Identifying the Factors That Influence Conflict Management Behavior of Human Resource Professionals in the Workplace: An Analysis of the Relationship Between Personality and Conflict Management Behavior, Gail Joyce Shapiro

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Perceptions of African American Male College Students With Technical Majors on the Successful Pursuit of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Careers, Theodore Sharper Jr.

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Thesis: Cephalometric regional superimpositions -- digital vs. analog accuracy and precision : 3. the cranial base, Douglas Shaw

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Dissertation: Lived experience of transitioning to a new graduate nurse following a prelicensure hospital-based externship experience, Debra Shipman

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Dissertation: Dynamic Pricing in Heterogeneous Wireless Cellular Networks, David Shrader

Dissertation: High fidelity human simulation used in preparation for physical therapy student acute care clinical practice experiences, Nicki Silberman

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Thesis: Evidence of the Enemy Release Hypothesis: Parasites of the Lionfish Complex (Pterios volitans and P. miles) in the Western North Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea, Kayelyn Regina Simmons

Dissertation: Pelvic girdle pain, postpartum depressive symptoms, and perceived improvement in the first twelve weeks after delivery, Adrienne H. Simonds

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Dissertation: The Axe Without the Handle: An Exploratory Analysis of Eco-Terrorism and its Relationships to U.S. Public Policy towards Terrorism:1990-2010, Phillip Andrew Smith

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Dissertation: Using Class Interfaces and Mock Objects to Unit Test Aspects, Michael Bryan Snider

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Dissertation: Investigation of physician assistants' choice of rural or underserved practice and framing methods of recruitment and retention, Jennifer A. Snyder

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Dissertation: Employee and Organization Security Value Alignment Through Value Sensitive Security Policy Design, Dianne Blitstein Solomon

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Investigation of the Role of Technology in Instructional Designers' Decision-Making, Bruce Sowers

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Dissertation: Sensory intervention to improve sleep behaviors and social participation of children in Israel with Sensory Modulation Disorder, Geela Spira

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of the 8th Grade Technology Literacy of a Michigan Charter School, James Edward Spruill

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Thesis: In vitro comparison of force decay between three orthodontic sliding retraction methods, Pamela Steiger

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Dissertation: Serving Military Families: Perceptions of Educational Counseling in a Virtual Environment, Taryn Stevenson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Effects of Limited Technology and Internet Access Within a Low Income, Rural Community, Tracey Stewart

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Effects of Limited Technology and Internet Access Within a Low Income, Rural Community, Tracey Y. Stewart

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Dissertation: Planning for the future : a grounded theory study of well older adults' decision-making regarding home modifications, Kathleen Subasic

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Dissertation: The User Attribution Problem and the Challenge of Persistent Surveillance of User Activity in Complex Networks, Claudio Taglienti

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Dissertation: Molecular Ecology of Globally Distributed Sharks, Christine B. Testerman

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: THE IMPACT OF OPERATIONAL RISK LOSS EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS ON THE COST OF CAPITAL OF U.S. BANKS, Rose M. Thompson

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: My Abuela, Ashley Doreen Torres

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Thesis: Socioeconomics of the Lionfish Derby Fishery, Kristina Ann Trotta

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Dissertation: Designing for Statistical Reasoning and Thinking in a Technology-Enhanced Learning Environment, Wendy Tu

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Dissertation: The Human Robot: A Narrative Study of Identity Change in Mexico Through an Analysis of Mexican Films, Cesar Vela-Beltran-del-Rio

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Thesis: Combined Gut Content-Stable Isotope Trophic Analysis and Satellite Tagging of the Pelagic Stingray Pteroplaytrygon violacea (Bonaparte, 1832) from the Western North Atlantic Ocean, Tiffany A. Weidner

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Using Simulated Annealing for Robustness in Coevolutionary Genetic Algorithms, Ruth Weldon

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Attachment and sensory modulation : exploring connections in young children, Deborah Whitcomb

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Dissertation: Performance Comparison of Projective Elliptic-curve Point Multiplication in 64-bit x86 Runtime Environment, Ninh Winson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Female Managers' Perceptions of Developing a Mentoring Program: A Phenomenological Study, Naomi O. Witherspoon

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Thesis: Behavioral Criteria for the Diagnosis of Domoic Acid Toxicosis in Zalophus californianus, Christiana Wittmaack

Dissertation: Physical therapy student experiences regarding problem-based learning and development of professional core values, Michelle E. Wormley

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: False Crawls of Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta caretta): Causation and Impacts on Nesting Success in Broward County, Florida, Michele Zielinski

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Dissertation: Evaluating Inquiry-Based Learning as a Means to Advance Individual Student Achievement, Cherilyn Gwen Ziemer

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Age and Growth of Three Coastal Pelagic Tuna Species in the Florida Straits, Jessica L. Adams

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Time, Altruism, and Hope: Factors that Increase the Consistency of Pro-environmental Behaviors, Lauren Christina Alexander

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Width of maxillary lateral incisors and its role in the perception of esthetics amongst patients and clinicians, Chad Allred

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Influence of polishing systems on the surface roughness of different direct resin composites, Mai Almarzouki

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Dissertation: The Role of Faculty in the Effectiveness of Fully Online Programs, Sami Al Salman

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Advising ePortfolios to Improve First-Generation Student Engagement in Higher Education, George Alex Ambrose

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Historical Analysis of Recreational Beach Enterococci Levels; Using Logistic Regression as an Advisory Tool, Diana Ixchel Aranda

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Population-Based Ant Colony Optimization for Multivariate Microaggregation, Ann Ahu Askut

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Species Composition and Reproductive Strategies of Commensal Synalpheus Shrimp (Decapoda:Alpheidae) Occupying the Sponges Spheciospongia vesparium and Spongia Sp. of the Florida Reef Tract, Brittnee Nicole Barris

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Dissertation: Reducing Cognitive Load Using Adaptive Uncertainty Visualization, Gregory Block

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Adult Separation Anxiety Disorder (ASAD): Developmental Implications and Clinical Correlates, Christopher Ryan Boddy

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Accessing Geospatial Services in Limited Bandwidth Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Environments, James Darrell Boggs

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Dissertation: Usefulness of the MMS and S5 for Assessing Medication Management Capacity for Clients Post-Stroke, Jessica Jean Bolduc

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Thesis: Distribution of Parasitic Isopods on Caridean Shrimp in South Florida Seagrass Beds, Sarah A. Briggs

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Using Online Project-Based Capstone Experiences to Enhance Soft Skills Development, Gwendolyn Suzanne Britton

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Beyond PTSD: Predictors of Psychological Comorbidities in Sexually Abused Children, Micah S. Brosbe

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Risk and Resilience in Law Enforcement Stress: Contributions of the Law Enforcement Officer Stress Survey (LEOSS), Samuel Lee Browning

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Dissertation: The Impact of Colorism on Historically Black Fraternities and Sororities, Patience Denece Bryant

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Comparison of Text Input and Interaction in a Mobile Learning Environment, James Burrell

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Encouraging Emergence: Introducing Generative Pedagogy to Writing Center Tutoring, Cristine Busser

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Relationship Among Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Subtypes, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), and Parenting Stress, Megan Cannon

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Dissertation: Reducing the cumulative file download time and variance in a P2P overlay via proximity based peer selection, Uriel J. Carasquilla

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Alexithymia and PTSD Symptoms in Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse: The Mediating Effects of Attachment and Depression, Yenys Castillo

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Dissertation: Assessing the Role of User Computer Self-Efficacy, Cybersecurity Countermeasures Awareness, and Cybersecurity Skills toward Computer Misuse Intention at Government Agencies, Min Suk Choi

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Book of Christabelle: A Devil's Tail, Talia Clay

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Objects in the Mirror are Closer Than They Appear: A Chapbook and Thesis in One, David Colodney

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Domain-Specific Language for Aviation Domain Interoperability, Paul H. Comitz

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Informal Learning as Performance: Toward a Hermeneutic Phenomenology of Museum Learning in Second Life, Kathleen Leni Cool

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Relationship between Community Service Hours and Ethical Reasoning Capabilities: An Empirical Study of Accounting Students, Curtis J. Crocker

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Coral Propagation: A Growth and Survival Comparison among Six Scleractinian Boulder Corals Employing In Situ and Ex Situ Nursery Techniques, Daniel James Crossett

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Dissertation: Organizational Practices Leading to a Positive Safety Culture: A Delphi Approach, Andrew Matthew Cwalina

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Age, Growth, and Reproduction of the Pelagic Stingray Pteroplatytrygon violacea in the Western North Atlantic Ocean, Matthew G. Dancho

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Effects of Habitat Characteristics on Population Dynamics of Acropora cervicornis in the Near-Shore Environment of Southeast Florida, Nicole L. D'Antonio

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Curse of Jorge, Isis Darios

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Motivated Learning in Introductory Online College Courses: Do Motivational Messages Matter?, Alicia Bailey David

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Dissertation: An Aspect Pointcut for Parallelizable Loops, John Scott Dean

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Global Evaluation of Platform-Top Sedimentary Features, Alexandra C. Dempsey

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Glogs as Non-Routine Problem Solving Tools in Mathematics, Matthew Terrence Devine

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The NERV Methodology: Non-Functional Requirements Elicitation, Reasoning, and Validation in Agile Processes, Darshan Domah

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Professional Learning Community as a Model to Improve Student Achievement in Grade 4 English Language Arts, Joseph Foster Drollette

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Framework for the Governance of Information Security, Charles Kumar Edwards

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: ETHICAL LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE CLIMATE: THE RELATIONSHIP WITH JOB SATISFACTION AND ORGANIZATIONAL IDENTIFICATION, Jacqueline E. Einstein

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Dissertation: Internal Brand Training in the Learning Industry, Audrey Ellison

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Internal Brand Training in the Learning Industry, Audrey Ellison

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Survivorship, Growth, and Fecundity of Eunicea flexuosa (Cnidaria: Octocorallia) Transplants, Paola G. Espitia

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Mass Cetacean Strandings in the United States- Comparison of Northeast and Southeast Strandings, 1997-2011, Brielle Friedman

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Factors Affecting Minority Female Success as Professors in Higher Education, Nekita Fuller

Dissertation: Assessing student physical therapists' clinical reasoning competency, Wing Fu

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Using Chaetognatha as Indicators of Water Masses in the Florida Current, Broward County, Florida, Nicholas Brian Gadbois

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Impact of Hurricanes on Caretta caretta Nesting Success, Hatching Success and Washout Rate in Broward County, Collette F. Gilbert

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Small Mammal Survey of John U. Lloyd Beach State Park, Dania Beach, Florida., Ryan A. Goldman

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Porites astreoides Larval Response to Acute Salinity Stress, Ana Maria Gonzalez Angel