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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Making the Shift: A Phenomenological Study of Teachers' Experiences in a Student-Centered, 21st Century Laptop Program, Susan Kay Rizzo

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Predicting Realistic Standing Postures in a Real-Time Environment, Jeffrey Wayne Roach

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Millennial students' preferred learning style : evaluation of collaborative learning versus traditional lecture methods, Michelle Roa

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Dissertation: Against All Odds: A Study Of Success Attainment Among African American Males From Single-Parent Households, Judith Roberts

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Dissertation: Promoting the Affective Domain Within Online Education, Stephen Roche

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Development and Evaluation of HawkLearn: A Next Generation Learning Management System, Kimberlee L. Round

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Remote Sensing the Diversity, Distribution and Resilience of Coral Reef Environments, Gwilym Rowlands

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Comparison of educational interventions to impact behavioral intent toward pressure ulcer prevention among nurses on medical surgical units, Kathleen Russell-Babin

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Coordinated Reinforcement Learning Framework for Multi-Agent Virtual Environments, William Sause

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Leadership Social Power on Knowledge Management Success, Vincent Scovetta

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Thesis: Robinson Point, Belize: An Important Foraging Ground for Endangered Sea Turtles in the Western Caribbean Sea, Linda Searle

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Impact of Firm Performance, Multi-Nationality, and Innovation in MNCs, Sadu Shetty

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Supervised Learning Methods to Enhance Customer Lifetime Value Models for Multi-Channel Retail Sales Organizations, Billy John Shrewsbury

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Investigating the Role of Multibiometric Authentication on Professional Certification E-examination, Garrett Smiley

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Tissue Loss Syndromes in Acropora cervicornis off Broward County, Florida: Transmissibility, Rates of Skeletal Extension and Tissue Loss, Abraham Jeffrey Smith

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Thesis: De novo Transcriptome Analysis of the Marine Sponge Cinachyrella spp: A Potential Model Organism for Oil and Dispersant Ecotoxicology, Emily Smith

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Effectiveness of Virtual Learning Tools for Millennial Generation Students in a Community College Criminal Justice Degree Program, Lawrence Snyder

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: An Examination of Writing Center-Based Tutoring Models, Sara Stanley

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Interdisciplinary Sports Medicine Team Model for Sunshine State Conference Athletic Programs, Larry M. Starr

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Effect of the buccolingual inclination of teeth on the projected mesiodistal angulation observed in panoramic radiographs, Derek Steele

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Client Engagement in Treatment: The Role of Stress and Social Support, Sasha Naomi Stok

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Dissertation: Construction of a conceptualization of personal knowledge within a knowledge management perspective using grounded theory methodology, Eric M. Straw

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: ANTECEDENTS OF CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IN E-SERVICE TRANSACTIONS, Harris Tahir

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Dissertation: Application of a Layered Hidden Markov Model in the Detection of Network Attacks, Lawrence Taub

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Authorship Attribution of Source Code, Matthew Francis Tennyson

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Thesis: Migratory Patterns and Habitat Use of the Sand Tiger Shark (Carcharias taurus) in the Western North Atlantic Ocean, Shara Marie Teter

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Identifying Student Engagement and Persistence Indicators in a Doctor of Education Program, Cedric Thompson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Measuring the Impact of email Headers on the Predictive Accuracy of Machine Learning Techniques, Hicham Refaat Tout

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Assessment of the role that second molars play in bite-opening during orthodontic treatment in adolescents : a retrospective, cephalometric study, Christopher Trockel

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Dissertation: An Examination of Internet Filtering and Safety Policy Trends and Issues in South Carolina's K-12 Public Schools, Mary E. Vicks

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of the Effect of Information Security Policies on Information Security Breaches in Higher Education Institutions, Stanie Adolphus Waddell

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Effects of the Nintendo Wii Fit on Functional Gait, Balance and Quality of Life in Ambulatory Individuals with Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury, Tracy E. Wall

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: She Will Be Loved, Shannon Welte

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Dissertation: Employee Determinants to Share Knowledge in a US Federal Government Environment, Kenneth White

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Thesis: Educating the Masses: Human Attitudes Affecting Reef Health, Ashley Wiehl

Dissertation: Lived experiences of physical therapists in inpatient rehabilitation facilities : an interpretive phenomenological analysis, Steve Wiley

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Download Time Reduction Using Recent Performance-Biased Peer Replacement In Stochastic P2P Content Delivery Networks, Richard S. Wilkins

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Dissertation: AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND WORK ENVIRONMENT, Timothy Dweylan Wilson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Factors That Predict Preoperative Psychological Evaluation Recommendations for Bariatric Surgery Candidates, Kimberly Wisotzke

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Understanding The Influence Of Donor Residency On Motivations Toward Philanthropic Donations, Frank Edwin Wood

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Comparison between Opal®Seal and L.E.D. Pro Seal® in resistance to wear and effectiveness against enamel demineralization : an in vitro study, Hayley Woolfson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Examining the Impact of Collaboration Technology Training Support on Virtual Team Collaboration Effectiveness, Sharon L. Wright

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Dissertation: Using Forecasting to Predict Long-term Resource Utilization for Web Services, Daniel Wayne Yoas

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Comparison of marginal adaptation and retention of CAD-CAM all-ceramic crowns with different preparations : occluso-gingival height and total occlusal convergence, Mohammad Zaman

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Utilizing Image-based Formats to Optimize Pattern Data Format and Processing In Mask and Maskless Pattern Generation Lithography, Fayez Abboud

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Tour Construction Framework for the Travelling Salesman Problem, Barry Ahrens

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: I Am The Tornado, Cory Allen

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Frequent Itemset Hiding Algorithm Using Frequent Pattern Tree Approach, Rami H. Alnatsheh

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Dissertation: A Comparison of Users' Personal Information Sharing Awareness, Habits, and Practices in Social Networking Sites and E-Learning Systems, Albert Ball

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Dissertation: Incorporating Personal Health Records into the Disease Management of Rural Heart Failure Patients, Karen Baron

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: 12-Step Recovery for Substance Use Disorders: E-training for Future Clinicians, Brandon G. Bergman

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Understanding Information Security Culture in an Organization: An Interpretive Case Study, Donald Arlo Bess

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Online Academic Support Peer Groups for Medical Undergraduates, Avril Christine Best

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Dissertation: A Study of Targeted Information System Accessibility and Usage by Foreign Domestic Workers in Singapore, Sandra Boesch

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Dissertation: An Examination of Teachers' Integration of Web 2.0 Technologies in Secondary Classrooms: A Phenomenological Research Study, Barbara Ann Boksz

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Influence of Web Site Aesthetics on Impulse Purchase Behavior within Online Retailing Environments, John Bono

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Thesis: Fluoride release, recharge, and re-release from four orthodontic bonding systems, Amy Bouvier

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Market Value of Information System (IS) Security: An Event Study of e-Banking Service Providers, Linda Brock

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Dissertation: A Comparative Analysis of Machine Learning Techniques For Foreclosure Prediction, Dexter Randell Brown

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Correlation of Software Quality Metrics and Performance, Yan Liu Burdett

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Search for Novel Sponge genes: Comparative Analysis of Gene Expression in Multiple Sponges, Tandace L. Burkhart

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Post-Injury Recovery, Reattachment, Survival and Growth of the Giant Barrel Sponge, Xestospongia muta, Offshore Southeast Florida, Stephanie J. Bush

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Thesis: Density and Diversity of Penaeid Shrimp and Fish Species in Near-shore Seagrass Beds of Northern Biscayne Bay, Florida (USA), Robin Cascioli

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Comparison of occlusal characteristics among subjects with temporomandibular disorders and asymptomatic controls, Caroline Ceneviz

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Automated Detection of Semagram-Laden Images, Paul Cerkez

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Genetic Algorithm that Exchanges Neighboring Centers for Fuzzy c-Means Clustering, Firas Safwan Chahine

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Investigating the Impact of Self-Control and Deterrents on Noncompliant Information Security Behavior, Ramadhan Chuma

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Changes in labial and lingual alveolar bone thickness of mandibular incisors pre- and post- non-extraction orthodontic treatment - a cone beam study, Ivette Coro

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Greenfield and Heritage IPOs: A Comparison After One and Five Years, Peter James Del Piano

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Reasoning for Service-based Situational Awareness Information on the Semantic Web, Stephen Carl Dinkel

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Declarative Rules API for Managing Adaptation Relationships in Context-Oriented Programming, Henry Dirska

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Approach to Effectively Identify Insider Attacks within an Organization, Gary Doss

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Learning Curve: How What's Wrong With Me Made Me Write, Carol Dowd-Forte

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Teachers' Judgments of Emergent Literacy Skills among Preschoolers, Jill Driest

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Region-based Crossover for Clustering Problems, Jeevan Dsouza

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: THE CROSS-CULTURAL EFFECTS OF RESCALING VERBAL AND NUMERIC RATING SCALES USING CORRESPONDENCE ANALYSIS, Christopher Martin Fairchild

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Dissertation: TWO ESSAYS ON SMALL CAPITILIZATION PUBLIC FAMILY AND NONFAMILY FIRMS, Philip Louis Fazio

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Thesis: Post-Release Survival and Habitat Utilization of Juvenile Swordfish in the Florida Straits, Jenny Fenton

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Diel, Tidal, and Sex Based Differences in Time Spent Feeding by the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris), Megan Flora

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Dissertation: Constructing a Community Response Grid (CRG): The Dublin, Ohio Case Study, John Freund

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Dissertation: A Study of Technological Barriers to Instructor E-Readiness in the Online Learning Environment, Glenda H. E. Gay

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: One Step Closer to Non-Invasive: Quantifying Coral Zooxanthellae Pigment Concentrations Using Bio-Optics, Harmony Alise Hancock

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Towards an Internet-based Distance Education (IDE) Framework for Religious-based Higher Education Organizations: A Case of the Alliance for Assemblies of God Higher Education, Jeremy William Harris

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: THE INFLUENCE OF CULTURE ON INTERNATIONAL NEGOTIATION STYLES: A COMPARATIVE CROSS-CULTURAL STUDY OF JAMAICAN AND U. S. NEGOTIATORS, Locksley Glenworth Henry

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Drug Attitude and Time to Relapse Following Discharge from Residential Treatment, Lyndsay Madalena Henry

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Experiment Using Webcam-Based Surveillance to Deter Information Systems Misuse, Kenrie Hylton

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Towards an Understanding of Mobile Website Contextual Usability and its Impact on Mobile Commerce, Jack Alan Hyman

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Investigation of diode laser debonding of ceramic orthodontic brackets, Pavel Ivanov

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Comparison of a Young and Older Adult Population of Computer Users' Recognition Rates of Different Tactons Using Modulation and Simple Waveforms as Stimulus Parameters., Ricardo Jimenez

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Development of an Audit Classification Index (ACI) for Federal e-learning Systems Security Vulnerabilities, Gerald Deawne Johnson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: How Do Police and Firefighters' Perceived Leadership Practices Relate to Organizational Commitment, Willie B. Johnson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Student and Faculty Perceptions: The Impact of Synchronous Online Software as an Interactive Tool in a Web-Based College Course, Natolyn Jones-Ferguson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: FINANCIAL IMPACTS OF MILITARY BASE CLOSURES ON LOCAL COMMUNITY PROPERTY VALUES, David Lee Joyner

Dissertation: Relationship between proximal hip stabilizer force and incidence of recurrent ankle sprains with female soccer players ages thirteen to seventeen, Jane G. Keehan

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: FACTORS AND BEHAVIORS THAT INFLUENCE FINANCIAL LITERACY IN U.S. HOUSEHOLDS, Scott E. Kehiaian

Dissertation: Factors influencing retention of students in an RN-to-BSN program, Belinda Kern

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Dissertation: Latino Parental Acceptability towards the Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine, Linda M. Kondilis

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Diversity-Awareness Training Experiences of School of Education Employees, Michelle Krantz

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Code Clone Discovery Based on Functional Behavior, Ronald Michael Krawitz

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Dissertation: Quantifying Performance Costs of Database Fine-Grained Access Control, David Harold Kumka