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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Empirical Study of Privacy Risk Assessment Methodologies in Cloud Computing Environments, Wayne A. Pauley Jr.

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Variable Recovery of the Massive Coral, Porites Lobata, in Response to El Nino-Southern Oscillation Events at Devil's Crown, Galapagos, Ecuador, Nicole Christine Paul

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Stock Option Expensing as Part of CEO Compensation and Earnings Quality, Veronica Paz

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Thesis: Navigating Expectations: A Comparative Analysis of Writing Standards, Denise Pichardo

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Cross-sector segmentation: A framework for collaborative alliances between nonprofit and for-profit organizations, Arturo Rabade

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Selecting Online Vendors by Privacy Risks, Syed Qamar Raza

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Examination of an Information Security Framework Implementation Based on Agile Values to Achieve Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Security Rule Compliance in an Academic Medical Center: The Thomas Jefferson University Case Study, David W. Reis

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Dissertation: How Successful is Homework Success for Children with ADHD?, Alexis Resnick

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Dissertation: Alternative Interventions Used to Help Mexican-American Students Improve Academic Achievement in Grades 9 - 12, Alberta M. Reyes

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Integrating Educational Technology to Increase Academic Performance of Sixth-Grade Mathematics Students, Ray Anthony Robinson

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Dissertation: Exploring Email Letter Writing To Augment Therapy Relationships with Clients Who Self-Injure, Babette A. Rosabal

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Effect of low level Ga-Al-As laser irradiation on osteogenic regulation of human osteoblastic cell line - CRL 1427, Daniel Rudd

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Comparative Study on Electronic versus Traditional Data Collection in a Special Education Setting, Hernan Dennis Ruf

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: AN EXAMINATION OF THE USE OF ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND THE SUCCESS OF SMALL BUSINESSES IN SOUTH CAROLINA, Tara Honea Saracina

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Relationship of Compensation Plans to the Moral Cognizance of the Healthcare Executive, Heather B. Schneider

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: THE ROLE OF RELATIONAL CAPITAL IN SUPPLY CHAIN RISK REDUCTION, Susan I. Scott

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Reducing Incongruity of Perceptions Related to Information Risk: Dialogical Action Research in Organizations, Derek J. Sedlack

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Investigation of a Synchronous Engagement System (SES) to Alleviate Anxiety Among eLearning Students in an MBA Program, Farnaz Sharifrazi

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Relationship between Subjective and Objective Measures of Attention in a Clinical Population of Children and Adolescents, Eric Edward Silk

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Transition from Traditional to Blended On-Campus Learning Experience, Devena M. Singleton

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Development of a Reliable and Valid Means to Measure the Physical Abilities of Young Male Gymnasts, Mark D. Sleeper

Thesis: Staging glaucoma based on structural findings using optical coherence tomography, James P. Smith

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Evolving Credible Facial Expressions with Interactive GAs, Nancy T. Smith

Dissertation: Using fMRI to determine if hemodynamic responses to pain change following thoracic spine thrust manipulation, Cheryl L. Sparks

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Reading Preference and Risk Taxonomy for Printed Proprietary Information Compromise in the Aerospace and Defense Industry, Joshua D. Stalker

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Juvenile Scleractinian Coral Density, Composition, and Influence on the Adult Coral Population in Southeast Florida., Jennifer Stein

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Abundance of Spinner Dolpin (Stenella longirostris) in the Southern Tanon Strait, Philippines 2004-2007, Rachel Stronach

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Dissertation: Minimizing Recommended Error Costs Under Noisy Inputs in Rule-Based Expert Systems, Forest D. Thola

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of Leadership Practices: Comparing Cuban Female Managers in Cuba and in the United States, Sandra Lee Torres

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Relationships between Psychological Distress and Immune Function in Women with a History of Childhood Maltreatment, Mischa Tursich

Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Toward an Understanding of Online Word-of-Mouth Message Content and the Booking Intentions of Lodging Consumers, Gerald Van Loon

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Thesis: Microbial Effects on the Production and Transformation of Surfactants Within the Microlayer and Subsurface Waters in Application to Remote Sensing Techniques, Katie E. Vella

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Investigation of Traditionally-Aged College Students' Perceptions of the Community of Inquiry, Karen Kraus Vignare

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Thesis: The Effects of a New Bridge on Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) Use of the FPL Discharge Canal at Port Everglades, Florida, Brea Viragh

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Thesis: Evaluation of critical parameters of low level laser irradiation on human osteoblast cell proliferation and differentiation, Samuel Dean Waddoups

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Incidence and Impact of Urinary Incontinence and Health Related Quality of Life for Postpartum Bangladeshi Women: Comparison by Birth Mode, Lori Marie Walton

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Effects of Depression and Anxiety in Children on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition, Laura Bruder Weinberg

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Dissertation: An Empirical Assessment of Factors Contributing to Individuals' Propensity to Commit Software Piracy in The Bahamas, Raymond Cleophas Wells

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Relationship Between Cognitive Abilities and Functional Decline in Older Adults Diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, Sarah West

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Development of a Career-Oriented Instructional Design Model for Game Programming, Penn Pinlung Wu

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Formative Research on an Instructional Design Theory for Online Learning Communities: A Higher Education Faculty Development Case, Elizabeth Yagodzinski

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Analyzing E-voting (Electronic Voting) Outcomes: A Case Study of E-Voting in the State of Missouri, Jill Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: One Year Avian Survey of John U. Lloyd Beach State Park to Determine Population Density, Lisa Abernathy

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: THE ROLE OF AUDIT FIRM TENURE IN A FIRM'S PROPENSITY TO DISCLOSE MATERIAL WEAKNESSES IN INTERNAL CONTROLS AFTER SOX, David AduBoateng

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Collaborative Group Learning and Knowledge Building to Address Information Systems Project Failure, Raymond Fontana Angelo

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Dissertation: An Empirical Investigation of the Relationship between Computer Self-Efficacy and Information Privacy Concerns, Mohammad Abdul Awwal

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Impact of Psychotropic Medication Use among Individuals Deferred into Felony Mental Health Court, Jeannine K. Baca

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Adaptive Database Intrusion Detection System, Rita M. Barrios

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Instructional Technologies in Graduate Physical Therapy Courses, Max R. Baumgartner

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Get Ready To Read!: Assessing the Efficacy of an Emergent Literacy Screening Tool, Eva Benmeleh

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Evolutionary Algorithm for Feature Subset Selection in Hard Disk Drive Failure Prediction, Harpreet Bhasin

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Dissertation: The Blended Learning Experience of Community College Students, Anita Bleffert-Schmidt

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Intraspecific Comparison of Vocalizations of the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) on the East and West Coast of Florida, Beth A. Brady

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: A Historical and Analytical Description of the South Florida Recreational Tournament Fishery for Broadbill Swordfish, Xiphias gladius, Elaine J. Brewer

Thesis: Comparison of methods to remove fit-disclosing residue on the retention of cast ceramo-metal crowns, Ada Brincefield

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Dissertation: The Impact of an Osteopathic Medical Program on Information Technology Skills of Physicians Entering the Workforce, Stephen Edward Bronsburg

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Effect of thread design of orthodontic miniscrew implants on stress generation using photoelastic analysis, Dana Busciglio

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Understanding Clinically Meaningful Change in Walking and Balance Ability for Patients Undergoing Inpatient Physical Therapy after Stroke, Jennifer Canbek

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Dissertation: Home Literacy Factors Affecting Emergent Literacy Skills, Robyn Valerie Cassel

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: THE VALUE OF STYLE ROTATION STRATEGIES IN EMERGING ASIAN MARKETS, Hsiao-Ying Chao

Thesis: Investigation of the effects of oral pathogens, antibiotics, and disinfectants on regenerative endodontic treatment, Margaret Cielecki

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Role of Self-Efficacy in Computer Security Behavior: Developing the Construct of Computer Security Self-Efficacy (CSSE), Marlon Renese Clarke

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Alterations in cortisol concentration as a response to laser auricular acupuncture : a randomized controlled trial, Marissa Cooper

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Influence of Sea Surface Temperature, Chlorophyll Concentration, and Upwelling Index on Kogia Strandings in Florida, Vincent U. Cordero

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Prescription Privileges for Psychologists: General Practitioners' Attitudes and Referral Behaviors, Heather Jo Crabtree

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: IFRS MANDATORY DISCLOSURES: EVIDENCE OF FORM OVER SUBSTANCE IN THE NEW EU., Mark D. Crowley

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Using Learner Controlled Progress-Based Rewards to Promote Motivation and Achievement of At-Risk Students in Managed Online Learning Environments, Carlton Cunningham

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Developing an Information Systems Security Success Model for Organizational Context, Kimberley Dunkerley

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Antipredator Responses to the Non-Native African Jewelfish, Hemichromis letourneuxi, by Naive Everglades Prey, Katherine Leigh Dunlop

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Detection of Deviations From Authorized Network Activity Using Dynamic Bayesian Networks, Cris Vincent Ewell

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The NORMAP Methodology: Non-functional Requirements Modeling for Agile Processes, Weam Mohamed Farid

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Dissertation: The Effects of Coursecasting in International Freshman Students' Perceptions of Marginality and Isolation, Anxiety, and English Language Oral Proficiency and Comprehension, Alberto Fernandez

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Dissertation: Field Ecology Patterns of High Latitude Coral Communities, Kristi A. Foster

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Criterion-Related Validity of the mini-BESTest: A New Clinical Combination Test Battery for Dynamic Balance and an Instrumented Test of Postural Sway (iSWAY), Demetrius Lynn Freeman

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Automatic Affective Video Indexing: Identification of Slapstick Comedy Using Low-level Video Characteristics, Jean Helen French

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Voice of Obesity: The Lived Experience of Mexican-American Women with Obesity Living along the El Paso/Mexico Border, Karen Funk

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Mother-Child Perceptions of Family Environment and Sexually Abused Children's Adjustment, Janine Furdella

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Expectations of Physical Therapist Employers, and Academic and Clinical Faculty Regarding Entry-level Knowledge, Skills, and Behavior of Physical Therapist Graduates in Acute Rehabilitation Practice, Claudia Capelle Gazsi

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Dissertation: Wiki Behavior in the Workplace: Emotional Aspects of Content Development, Deborah A. Gears

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Co-occurrence of Substance Abuse and Trauma Between Community and Incarcerated Samples of Female Victims of Domestic Violence, Kelley Anne Gill

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Dissertation: Using the Timeline Followback to Identify Time Windows Representative of Annual Posttreatment Drinking, Christopher J. Gioia

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of New Information Technology on Bureaucratic Organizational Culture, Mark Allen Givens

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Investigation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Supporting Technologies, Ian Greaves

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Thesis: Comparison of Wetland Assessment Methods, Kerstin Green

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Test of Human Capital Theory in the Education and Training Services Industry, Andrew Scott Griffith

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Effect of Heterogeneous Servers on the Service Level Predicted by Erlang-A, Edward Shane Griffith

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Adolescents' lived experiences during treatment of cancer and impact on social participation, Gary Grimaldi

Dissertation: Development of a clinical prediction rule to identify patients with neck pain that may benefit from education and exercise, William J. Hanney

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Evaluating a Daily 90-Minute, Remedial Reading Intervention for Influence on Students’ Reading Achievement, Loretta Faith Harris

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: New Record Ordering Heuristics for Multivariate Microaggregation, William Heaton

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: IS THE INFLUENCE OF ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE ON ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS UNIVERSAL? AN EXAMINATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP IN THE ELECTRONIC MEDIA (RADIO) SERVICE SECTOR IN THE ENGLISH SPEAKING CARIBBEAN, Eleanor Andrea Henry

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Socioeconomic Characteristics of Coastal Pelagic Fishing Tournaments in South Florida, Twyla Herrington

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: COGNITIVE MORAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF ELECTED MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS AND APPOINTED CITY MANAGERS USING THE DEFINING ISSUES TEST, Natalie Hines

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Influence of Narrative in Fostering Affective Development of Medical Professionalism in an Online Class, Peter Holub

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Assessment of Patient Satisfaction and Willingness to Pay for Ready-Made Bifocals and Reading Spectacles in a 35 Years or Older Clinic Population in Granada, Nicaragua, Larry Allen Hookway

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Dissertation: Women in Transition: Experiences of Asian Women International Students on U.S. College Campuses, Siva Jeyabalasingam

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Improving the Reading Performance of Fifth-Grade Students Through an Afterschool Reading Program, Rosnel Joseph

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of Teacher-Student Collaboration on Course Design with Technology at Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages in Taiwan, Yachen Kao

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Trophic Study of Oilfish, Escolar, Snake Mackerel, and Lancetfish in the Western North Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico Using Combined Stomach Content and Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Isotope Analyses, Heidi R. Keller

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Controlling with Model Trees, Robert Alan Kemerling