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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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

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Linkage Between Mangrove Fish Community and Nearshore Benthic Habitats in Biscayne Bay, Florida, USA: A Seascape Approach, Rolando O. Santos

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Dissertation: Assistive Technology Attrition: Identifying Why Teachers Abandon Assistive Technologies, Michael Edward Sharpe

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition and the Woodcock-Johnson III Tests of Cognitive Abilities in a Clinically Referred Pediatric Population, Lindsay Anne Shaw

Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Investigating Wikis as Agents for Virtual Team Activity Awareness, David Mark Shulman

Dissertation: Prediction of functional outcome six months following total hip arthroplasty, Emily Joan Slaven

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Geographic Expansion on Intended Identity of an Organization, Ryan Spittal

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Nova Multilingual Neuropsychological Battery: A Pilot Study, Michelle Elena Stack

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Abuse Severity, Family Environment, and Caregiver Distress as Predictors of Adjustment Among Sexually Abused Youth, Lindsay McKenna Stewart

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Reproductive Ecology of Siderastrea siderea: Histological Analysis of Gametogenesis, Spawning, and Latitudinal Fecundity Variation, Adam T. St. Gelais

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Evaluation of the Business and Leadership Components of a Registered Nursing to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, Linda Strommen

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Examination of Ethical Leadership and Organizational Commitment, Mitchell A. Sutherland

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Dissertation: Physician Information Seeking Behaviors: Are Physicians Successful Searchers?, Janice Swiatek-Kelley

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Examination of Competency Restoration in a South Florida Community-Based Setting, Josephine Jessica Tang

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Spiral Valve Parasites of Selected Tropical Pelagic Elasmobranchs and Internal Parasites of Mesopelagic Teleosts, Mae Taylor

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Dissertation: Trust and Trustworthiness: A Framework for Successful Design of Telemedicine, James Robert Templeton

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Determining the Value of Handwritten Comments within Work Orders, Daniel Thombs

Thesis - NSU Access Only: Water Chemistry Effects on Apple Snail (Pomacea paludosa, Say) Reproductive Patterns in the Northern Everglades, Tiffany Lorraine Trent

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Dissertation: A Macroeconomic Approach of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Post-Castro Cuba, Orlando Raimundo Villaverde

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Analysis of a Partial Expressed Sequence Tag (EST) Library and Differential Expression of Genes in Biochemical Morphotypes of the Marine Sponge Discodermia dissoluta, Patricia A. Waikel

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Diurnal Movements and Site Fidelity of the Florida Manatee, Trichechus manatus latirostris, in Fort Lauderdale, FL., Kym Walsh

Dissertation: Effectiveness of an ergonomic program for cosmetologists, Jacqueline Walter

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Effect of Knowledge of Online Security Risks on Consumer Decision Making in B2C E-Commerce, Ping An Wang

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Application of Altman, Zmijewski and Neural Network Bankruptcy Prediction Models to Domestic Textile-Related Manufacturing Firms: A Comparative Analysis, Paula Weller

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Goal Orientation, Organizational Commitment and Intent to Leave among Students Enrolled in a Non-traditional Education Program, Paul White

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Thesis: Occurrence, Density, and Distribution of the Larvae of Three Commercially Important Crab Species in the Florida Current off the Southeast Coast of Florida, U.S., Gabriela L. Wisniewski

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of the Efficacy of Literacy-based Assistive Technology for Undergraduate Second Language Learners, Daniel Thomas Yakimchuk

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Performance Analysis on the WISC-IV Working Memory and Processing Speed Index Among ADHD subtypes, Stephen Francis Zieman

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Examination of the Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Leadership Practices, Barbara Anne Alston

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Dissertation: ORGANIZATIONAL CAPABILITIES AS PREDICTORS OF EFFECTIVE KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT: AN EMPIRICAL EXAMINATION, Kimberly K. Anderson

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Characterization of Nocturnal Fish Assemblages on Vessel and Natural Reefs of Broward County, Florida, USA, Rachel Lynn Anderson

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Oceanographic Effects on the Behavior of Shallow-Set Pelagic Longline Fishing Gear in the Western North Atlantic, Bryan Armstrong

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Using Collaborative Technologies in Remote Lab Delivery Systems for Topics in Automation, Joe Ed Ashby

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Feature Structure Approach for Disambiguating Preposition Senses, Venkatesh Baglodi

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Abundance and Site Fidelity of Minke Whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) Off the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia, Canada Using Photo-identification Methodology, Gemma Barnacle

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Comparing Catches and Catch Rates by Variable Strength Hooks from Pelagic Longlines to Determine Their Bycatch Reduction Potential for Pilot Whales in the MidAtlantic Bight., Shannon Michael Bayse

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Analyzing the Relationship between Non-clinical Narcissism and Creativity, and the Development of Two Creativity Measures, Blake Bazel

Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Bridging the Proficiency Gap: A Study of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Literacy of Nontraditional College Students in Accelerated Learning (AL) Programs, Dianne Marie Bell

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE SUBORDINATE'S PERCEPTION OF THE LEADERSHIP STYLE OF IT MANAGERS AND THE SUBORDINATE'S PERCEPTIONS OF MANAGER'S ABILITY TO INSPIRE EXTRA EFFORT, TO BE EFFECTIVE, AND TO ENHANCE SATISFACTION WITH MANAGEMENT., Thomas M. Bennett

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Psychological Factors in Weight Loss Following Bariatric Surgery, Jessica Biren-Caverly

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: MORAL HAZARD AND CERTIFIED DEVELOPMENT COMPANIES PARTICIPATING IN SBA 504 LOANS, Gary Bliss

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Influence of Employee Perceptions of the Work Climate on Perceived Service Quality and Their Relationships with Employee Goal Orientations, Employee Self-Efficacy, and Employee Job Satisfaction, Jamie J. Bodouva

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management Program for Correctional Officers, Brandi Booth

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Assessment of Gorgonian Transplantation Techniques Offshore Southeast Florida, Vanessa I. P. Brinkhuis

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Dissertation: A Comparison of the Rule and Case-based Reasoning Approaches for the Automation of Help-desk Operations at the Tier-two Level, Michael Forrester Bryant

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Relationship of Ethics Education to the Moral Development of Accounting Students, E. Kevin Buell

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A STUDY OF THE MORAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE EMPLOYEES OF THE TAX ADMINISTRATION OF KOSOVO BASED ON THE DEFINING ISSUES TEST, William Clarence Campbell

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Generational Differences in Leadership and Conflict Style Preferences within Family Businesses in Taiwan, Andy Jung-Yi Chen

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Using Instructional Software to Improve Oral Performance of Taiwanese Speakers of English, Yentzu Chen

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Use of Hyperbaric Oxygenation Therapy to Change Cerebral Metabolism Rates in Patients with Chronic Brain Damage, Michael J. Collins

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Methodology for Design and Development of an Electronic Learning (E-Learning) Network at the Regis University School for Professional Studies, Samuel Steven Conn

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Retention by the U.S. Air Force Medical Service Corps and Civilian Healthcare Executives: A Generational Study of the Relationship of Ethical Values to Organizational Commitment, Richard Joseph Conwell

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Determination of Sea Turtle Nesting Behavior using Thermograph Data Analysis in Broward County, Florida, Brettany L. Cook

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Dissertation: Design, Development, and Implementation of a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN): The Hartford Job Corps Academy Case Study, Tracey Kershner Cooley

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Evaluating the Efficacy of the Parents Activate Literacy Skills Program, Amii Corbisiero

Dissertation: Social participation patterns and preferences : a mixed methods study of children on the autism spectrum, Lisa Crabtree

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Dissertation: Customer Satisfaction, Loyalty, and Repurchase: Meta-Analytical Review, and Theoretical and Empirical Evidence of Loyalty and Repurchase Differences., Tamilla Curtis

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Barring the Mentally Ill from the Death Penalty: A National Survey, Ronald Joseph Dahl

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Ethical Leadership And Moral Reasoning: An Empirical Investigation, Dianne M. Daniels

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Resolving Quasi-Synonym Relationships in Automatic Thesaurus Construction using Fuzzy Rough Sets and an Inverse Term Frequency Similarity Function, Julius Mack Davault III

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Relationship of Organizational Culture to Balanced Scorecard Effectiveness, Jackie W. Deem

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Influence of Education and Age on Neurocognitive Test Performance in Alzheimer's Disease and Vascular Dementia, Nicholas Paul DenBesten

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Dissertation: A Longitudinal Approach to Understanding Individual Differences Affecting the Drinking Behavior Change Process, Mariam Dum

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Thesis: Analyzing Spatial Patterns in Reefscape Ecology Via Remote Sensing, Benthic Habitat Mapping, and Morphometrics, Shanna K. Dunn

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Human Analysis Element of Intrusion Detection: A Cognitive Task Model and Interface Design and Implications, Brenda Lee Ellis

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Thesis: Bitter Orange, Racquel Fagon

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: "Post-Mortum" Analysis of a Multiple Baseline across Subjects Assessment of Contextual Therapy for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Robert Cory Fanto

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Relationship of Reproductive Hormone Levels and Menstrual Distress With Indices of Stress, Kristie DeBlasio Feehely

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of Factors that Affect Instructors' Intention to Use E-Learning Systems in Two-Year College, Bilquis J. Ferdousi

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: THE IMPACT OF CULTURE IN AN ERA OF PARTIAL GLOBALIZATION ON STANDARD BUSINESS PRACTICES, Colleen Evadne Flynn

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Exploratory Study on the Factors Associated with Ethical Intention of Digital Piracy, Abbe Ellen Forman

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EMPLOYEE PERCEPTIONS OF LEADERSHIP STYLES AND JOB SATISFACTION IN A COMMERCIAL CLINICAL LABORATORY ENVIRONMENT, Michael Milton Gayle

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Fallen Ivory Towers: Avoiding Collapse Through Analysis of the Antecedents Leading to University Decline, Richard Geyer

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Effect of ontology hierarchy on a concept vector machine's ability to classify web documents, Jeffrey A. Graham

Dissertation: Investigating the efficacy of weighting the subscales of the Braden scale for predicting pressure sore risk to enhance its predictive validity, Katherine S. Harris

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Neuropsychological Constructs Assessed by the Family Pictures Subtests, Kristen M. Harris

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Dissertation: A Study of First- and Continuing-Generation College Students' Use of Internet Communication Technologies in Social Capital and Its Contribution to Their Persistence in College, Gail Dianne (Hodge) Hayes

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Thesis: Diet Composition of Swordfish, Xiphias gladius, within the Straits of Florida, Amy Marie Heemsoth

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Dissertation: An Analysis of the Impact of Information Security Policies on Computer Security Breach Incidents in Law Firms, Faith M. Heikkila

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Dissertation: Responsibility Factors of Reducing Inefficiencies in Information System Processes and Their Role on Intention to Acquire Six Sigma Certification, Sara Hejazi

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Coral Schlerochronology and the Relationship Between Coral Growth Records and Climate Change, Kevin P. Helmle

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Relationship between Executive Functioning and Attention in a Clinically Referred Pediatric Sample, Lindsay June Hines