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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: THE IMPACT OF THREE BOARD CHARACTERISTICS, MODERATED BY CEO ATTRIBUTES, ON EARNINGS MANAGEMENT, David Alexander

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Use of Dynamic Pool Size to Regulate Selection Pressure in Cooperative Coevolutionary Algorithms, Mary Stankovich Angeles

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Firefighter Stress: Association between Work Stress, Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms and Cardiovascular Disease Risk, Amy J. Angleman

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Effect of PTSD on Weight and Metabolic Factors among an Overweight and Obese Veteran Population, Greta Sachs Apterbach

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Vibrotactile Postural Control in Patients That Have Sit-to-Stand Balance Deficit and Fall, Karen L. Hastings Atkins

Dissertation: Home-based exercise program using self-management strategies for individuals with type 2 diabetes, Andrew S. Bartlett

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Investigation into the Interaction of Psychopathology, Personality, and Sleep Disturbances in Clients from a Community Mental Health Center, Allison Lynn Bates

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Dissertation: The Influence of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Job Satisfaction Factors and Affective Commitment on the Intention to Quit for Occupations Characterized by High Voluntary Attrition, Kenneth Mark Baylor

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Computer Assisted Psychomotor Training in a Specialized Population, Gail Black

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: THE CONSEQUENCES OF TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND/OR TRANSACTIONAL LEADERSHIP IN RELATIONSHIP TO JOB SATISFACTION AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT FOR ACTIVE DUTY WOMEN SERVING IN THE AIR FORCE MEDICAL SERVICE, Sirie Louise Blankenship

Thesis: Comparison in shear bond strengths between a light-cure and chemical-cure adhesive when used with a dual-cure self-etching primer, David Bonebreak

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Thesis: A Comparison of Copepoda (Order: Calanoida, Cyclopoida, Poecilostomatoida) Density in the Florida Current Off Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jessica L. Bostock

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Dissertation: An Investigation of Factors that Affect HIPAA Security Compliance in Academic Medical Centers, James William Brady

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Unlatched, Amanda Brown

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Transplantation and Parrotfish Predation: A Study on Small Siderastrea siderea Colonies Offshore Broward County, FL USA, Allison S. Brownlee

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Dissertation: A Species-Conserving Genetic Algorithm for Multimodal Optimization, Michael Scott Brown

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Validity of the Medical Symptom Validity Test in a Mixed Clinical Population, William Howard Buddin Jr.

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Investigation of Multiple Integration Techniques for Information Systems: A Model for Integrating Data Warehousing, ERP, and SOA in Practice, Jessie Burns

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Factors Affecting Business-to-Business Electronic Commerce Success: An Empirical Investigation, Chun-I Philip Chen

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Employee Engagement: Antecedents and Consequences, Melanie Kacho Clifford

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Study on the Effectiveness of Strain Counterstrain in the Treatment of Chronic Ankle Instability Resulting from a Lateral Ankle Sprain, Cristiana Kahl Collins

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Thesis: Study of Secondary Metabolite Gene Expression in Marine Microbial Co-Cultures Using Quantitative Real-Time PCR, Crystal A. Conway

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Predictive Habitat Models for Four Cetaceans in the Mid-Atlantic Bight, Cheryl L. Cross

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Dissertation: Identification of Effective Strategies to Promote Language in Deaf Children with Cochlear Implants, Ivette Cruz

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Evolutionary Method for Complementary Cell Suppression, Eric Ditrich

Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Online Learning Communities: Enhancing the Acquisition of Information Skills by Undergraduate Students of the University of Puerto Rico at Carolina, Noraida Dominguez

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Quantitative Assessment of the Modularization of Security Design Patterns with Aspects, Crystal Edge

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN AND BRANDING IN A B2B CONTEXT, Matthias Eggertsson

Dissertation: Partial versus full range of back extension endurance testing using the swiss ball in discogenic low back pain patients : a comparative study, Tarek El-Gohary

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Design and Development of an Identity Management System: The Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical Case Study, Mohamed A. Elhindi

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Childhood Sexual Abuse Experiences and Their Correlates Among Female Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence, Susan Etkind

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Examination of a Virtual Private Network Implementation to Support a Teleworking Initiative: The Marcus Food Company Inc. Case Study, Jason Ferguson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Nova Multilingual Neuropsychological Battery: Traumatic Brain Injury Pilot Study, Maritza Jeannette Figueroa

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: No U-Turn, Stephanie Fleming

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Dissertation: Investigations Into the Application of Single-Beam Acoustic Backscatter for Describing Shallow Water Marine Habitats, Greg Foster

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Using Digital Game-Based Learning to Support Vocabulary Instruction for Developmental Reading Students, Patricia Ann Frederick

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Effects of Water Flow on Bleaching of Palythoa Caribaeorum, Atsushi Fujimura

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Crimson Footprints, Shewanda Garner

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Design and Development of CollaborAT: A Groupware Solution for IEP Teams Supporting School-Age Students Who Use Assistive Technology, Lori Ann Geist

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Thesis: Seasonal Aggregations of the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) in the Port Everglades and Intracoastal Regions of Fort Lauderdale, Florida., Jaime M. Goldman

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Dissertation: Ascertaining the Relationship between Security Awareness and the Security Behavior of Individuals, Gordon J. Grant

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Thesis: Biological and Physical Analysis of Currents and Water Masses Off the Coast of Southeast Florida, Stephanie Healey

Thesis: Creation of de novo dental pulp using scaffolds and growth factors, Douglas Herrera

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Lateralized and Overall Olfactory Identification Ability in Frontotemporal Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease, Daniel Heyanka

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Thesis: Applying a Molecular Genetics Approach to Shark Conservation and Management: Assessment of DNA Barcoding in Hammerhead Sharks and Global Population Genetic Structuring in the Gray Reef Shark, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos., Rebekah L. Horn

Thesis: Regulation of dental pulp stem cell migration and regenerative endodontics, Cameron Howard

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Seasonal Movement Patterns, Migratory Behavior and Habitat Utilization of the Bblue Shark (Prionace glauca) in the Western North Atlantic, Lucy A. Howey

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Analysis of the Influence of Media Characteristics on Online Donor Behavior, Janine M. Jacques

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: THE IMPACT OF MARKETING EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION ON SERVICE QUALITY, George B. Jewell

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Spatial Analysis of the Invasion of Red Lionfish, Pterois volitans/miles, in the Western Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, Matthew W. Johnston

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Multi-Experimental Examination of Haemulon Species (Haemulidae) Early-Life Ecology on Southeast Mainland Florida Coral Reefs, Lance K. B. Jordan

Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Visual Physiology of the Smooth Dogfish (Mustelus canis): Temporal Resolution, Irradiance and Spectral Sensitivities, Mieka Kalinoski

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Dissertation: Assessing Burnout in Mental Health Providers of Chronic Clients: An Exploration of Predictors, Jessica Karle

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Dissertation: Attributional Style, Presenting Symptoms, And Readiness to Change in Female Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors, Eric Ford Kebker

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Effect of Eating Rate on Food Consumption, Michael Joseph Kellen

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Comparing the Cultural Dimensions and Learners' Perceived Effectiveness of Online Learning Systems (OLS) among American and Malaysian Learners, Seng C. Keng

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Truck Driver Determinants of Service Quality as Perceived by Commercial Cargo Recipients, Jeff William Kennedy

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Dissertation: Judges' Awareness, Understanding, and Application of Digital Evidence, Gary Craig Kessler

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Predicting Machining Rate in Non-Traditional Machining using Decision Tree Inductive Learning, Ramesh Konda

Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Quality Market: Design and Field Study of Prediction Market for Software Quality Control, Janaki Krishnamurthy

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: VALUES AND HEALTH CARE: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN UNINSURED AND INSURED STATUS PURSUANT TO THE ROKEACH VALUE SURVEY, Linda Carol Lamb

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Thesis: Establishment of an Acropora cervicornis (Staghorn Coral) Nursery: an Evaluation of Survivorship and Growth, Elizabeth Anne Larson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Peer selection Algorithm in Stochastic Content Delivery Networks to Reduce File Download Time, Michael Richard Lehrfeld

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Unity of Division: A Rhetorical Analysis of Selected Speeches from Barack Obama's 2008 Presidential Campaign, Reymond Levy

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDING STYLE ROTATION IN U.S. EQUITY MARKETS, Natcha Limthanakom

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Users' and Preparers' Perception of Sustainability Reporting and Corporate Sustainability, I-HSIANG Lin

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: ALTERNATIVE GENERIC STRATEGIES STUDY FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZE FIRMS IN TAIWANESE ELECTRONIC MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY, Kuang-Tai Liu

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Characteristics of the upper extremity in female recreational tennis players with and without lateral epicondylalgia, Ann M. Lucado

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Executive Function In Pediatric Patients With Intractable Epilepsy Following Hemispherectomy, Jennifer Lundmark

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Dissertation: An Analysis of the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Technology Implementation within an Independent Public Library System: A Case Study of the North Canton, Ohio Public Library, Keith P. Lyons

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: A Predictive Habitat Model for Rainbow Parrotfish Scarus guacamaia, Ethan G. P. Machemer

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Latent Semantic Analysis as a Method of Content-Based Image Retrieval in Medical Applications, Gennadiy Makovoz

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Customer Lifetime Value: Investigating the relationships among the key determinants; Commitment, Loyalty and Purchase Behavior, Norman Wolsey Marshall

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Body Composition, Fitness Levels and Quality of Life in Overweight and Obese 8-17 Year Olds, Sharon Ann Martino

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Empirical Investigation of Information Systems Success in Terms of Net Benefits: A Study on the Success of Implementing a Building Automation System, Michael Charles McCabe

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Dissertation: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PERCEIVED LEADERSHIP PRACTICES AND ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE WITHIN THE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY, Bradley Michael McCain

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Training and Optimizing Distributed Neural Networks Using a Genetic Algorithm, Shannon Dale McMurtrey

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Lived experiences of older mothers of adults with intellectual disabilities, Susan Cook Merrill

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: THE RELIABILITY OF FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS IN THE MD&AS OF FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES, Anita Rae Morgan

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Spirituality and Job Satisfaction: A Comparative Diversity Study of African American, Anglo, and Hispanic Protestant Clergy, William Carthage Morrison Jr.

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Dissertation: Quantum Algorithm Animator, Lori Eileen Nicholson

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Thesis: Seasonal and Salinity Effects on the Distribution of Higher Filamentous Marine Fungi at Rookery Bay, FL., Julia Ossler

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Thesis: Re-centering Students’ Attitudes About Writing: A Qualitative Study of the Effects of a High School Writing Center, Katherine Palacio

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Predicting "Essential" Genes in Microbial Genomes: A Machine Learning Approach to Knowledge Discovery in Microbial Genomic Data, Krishnaveni Palaniappan

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Dissertation: Developing a Framework for Evaluation of Corporate Non-Transactional Business-to-Consumer Web Sites: A Descriptive Study, Karen Denise Pate

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: ARE INVESTORS ABLE TO EFFECTIVELY USE THE VAST AMOUNTS OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANIES? A DECISION THEORY APPROACH TO INVESTOR INFORMATION ANALYSIS, Carolyn Payne

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Variations in Composition, Abundance and Cover of Reef Tract Sponge Assemblages in Broward County, Florida, 2002-2006., Melinda R. Peddycoart

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Range Limited UAV Trajectory using Terrain Masking under Radar Detection Risk, Michael Joseph Pelosi

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Participatory action research to examine the current state of practice in the wheelchair assessment and procurement process, Teresa Plummer

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Influence of Perceived Risk on Corporate Reputation in the B2B Market, ANGELA Poulakidas

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Passive Versus Active Management of Mutual Funds: Evidence from the 1995-2008 Period, Dale Prondzinski

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Role of the Follower's Self-Concept and Implicit Leadership Theories in Transformational Leadership and Leader-Member Exchange, Douglas L. Rahn

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Dissertation: Early Detection of Online Auction Opportunistic Sellers Through the Use of Negative-Positive Feedback, Gregory J. Reinert

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Trail Making Test Quotient (Trails B/ Trails A): A comparison with measures of executive functioning, Stephanie Lei Renfrow

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: AN EXAMINATION OF BELIEF AND ATTITUDE BASED REPUTATION AND ITS IMPACT ON BEHAVIORAL CONSEQUENCES, Jamie Michelle Ressler

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Saving Supergirl, Margaret Richardson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Genetic Connectivity and Microevolution of Reef Associated Taxa, Vincent P. Richards

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Influence of exercise training frequency and predictors of clinical outcome associated with lumbar extensor strengthening exercises in adults with chronic low back pain, Lee C. Rielly

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: TURNOVER IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS IN THAILAND, Rattanachai Sakchaicharoenkul

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Parent-Child Estrangement in High-Conflict Divorce, Sara Salter