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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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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

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Dissertation: THE EFFECT ON CORPORATE PERFORMANCE OF FIRMS THAT WON THE MALCOLM BALDRIGE NATIONAL QUALITY AWARD, John Richard Horne

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Model and Intelligent Software Agent for the Selection and Implementation of Open Source Software, Terry Carl House

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Relationship between service quality and market orientation: an empirical study in the Taiwan advertising industry, An-Chi Hsu

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Dissertation: Teaching Problem-Solving to Improve Family Functioning and Decrease Suicidality, Erin Shae Johns

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Utilizing the Technology Acceptance Model to Assess Employee Adoption of Information Systems Security Measures, Cynthia Jones

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Safety in the Workplace: An Investigation into the Perceptions of a Behavioral Safety Modification Process in an Industrial/Manufacturing Setting, Joy Maria Jones

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Taxonomic Review and Ultrastructural Analysis of the Commensal Amphipod genus Paraleucothoe (Crustacea: Amphipoda), Magdalena Kwapinska

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Dissertation: An Investigation of Training in Creative Problem Solving and its Relationship to Affective and Effective Idea Generation of Entrepreneurial Learners, Charles Edward Leach

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Data Mining for Induction of Adjacency Grammars and Application to Terrain Pattern Recognition, Brian David Leighty

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN WEB-BASED SERVICE QUALITY AND CUSTOMER LOYALTY, Wan-Jin Leu

Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Maintaining a News Perspective Remotely through Online Information Retrieval: Task-based Web Experiences of Foreign News Correspondents, Kuanyuh Tony Lin

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Culture on the MCMI-III Scores of African American and Caribbean Blacks, Althea Marjorie Lloyd

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY CONTRACT SALES ORGANIZATION IMPACT AND EFFECTIVENESS, Anthony Madpak

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Aspect Mining Using Self-Organizing Maps With Method Level Dynamic Software Metrics as Input Vectors, Sayyed Garba Maisikeli

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Thesis: Segregation of Palaemonid Shrimp Along the Shark River Estuary: Implications for Trophic Function, Lauren C. McCarthy

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Internal market orientation as an antecedent to industrial service quality, Gary Edward McGrath

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Dissertation: Administrative Support for Online Teaching Faculty, John David Meyer

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: High-Performance Knowledge-Based Entity Extraction, Anthony M. Middleton

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Distribution of Phyllosoma Larvae (Crustacea: Decapoda: Palinura: Palinuridae, Scyllaridae and Synaxidae) in the Florida Current, Off Port Everglades, Florida, USA, Madhura P. Mokashi

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Environmental Enhancement Gone Awry: Characterization of an Artificial Reef Constructed From Waste Vehicle Tires, Danielle M. Morley

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Efficacy of Felony Mental Health Court Combined With Mental Health Probation, Gretchen Michelle Moy

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A STUDY ON THE PERCEPTIONS OF HEALTHCARE WORKERS DURING PERIODS OF ABSENTEEISM IN THE CLINICAL SETTING, Robert Jason Mullaney

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Morphological and Physiological Features of Selected Acanthamoeba Strains: Clues to Opportunistic Pathogenicity, Liam Murphy

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Negotiating with Dominicans: An Analysis of the Negotiation Style Used by Dominicans, Nazly Katherine Nardi

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Microbial Communities with Emphasis on Coral Disease-Associated Bacteria within Florida Reef Sponges, Karita L. Negandhi

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Country of Origin Labeling Impact on Consumer Purchasing Decisions, Scott R. Neils

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Relationship Between Physical Therapist Assistant Faculty Characterisitics and Program Outcomes on the National Physical Therapy Examination, Malorie Kosht Novak

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Development and Validation of a Scale for Measuring e-Government User Satisfaction, Marcel C. Obi

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Voluntary Turnover: An Empirical Study of the Factors Influencing the High Turnover of Bank Tellers, Rolando Mario Ochoa

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: AN ATTRIBUTIONAL APPROACH TO THE FORMATION OF RECOVERY EXPECTATIONS IN THE INTERNET-BASED SERVICE ENCOUNTERS AFTER SERVICE FAILURE AND RECOVERY, AKINS TUNJI Ogungbure

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Population Dynamics and Predictions for the Calcareous Green Algae, Halimeda, on the Coral Reefs of South Florida, Katherine E. Peach

Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Information Retrieval Strategies of Millennial Undergraduate Students in Web and Library Database Searches, Brandi Porter

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Dissertation: The Influence of Artificial Reef Associated Fish Assemblages and Varying Substrates On Coral Recruitment, T. Patrick Quinn

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Tidal Cycle Effects on the Occurrence of the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) at the Port Everglades Power Plant, Gina Rappucci

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Impact of Information Technology (IT) Industry Certification on the Achievement of High School Students Enrolled in Technology Courses, Karl Walter Reimers

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Dissertation: TOWARD A THEORY OF MORALITY: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY OF COGNITIVE MORAL DEVELOPMENT IN MARKET CHANNEL DYADS IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY USING THE DEFINING ISSUES TEST, James Nicholas Reischl

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Dissertation: Section 508 Adherence by Industry Professionals: Improving Universal Design through Training, Antonio Rincon

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Interactive Whiteboards in Third Grade Science Instruction, Grier Kivette Rivers

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Relationship Between Childhood Sexual Abuse and Subsequent Parenting, Ana M. Rodriguez

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Model for Using Managed Services in Designing and Supporting a Wireless Local Area Network for the Navy Marine Corps Intranet, Joseph L. Roth

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Scleractinian Coral Recruitment to Reefs Physically Damaged by Ship Groundings, Ewelina Rubin

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Teacher and Administrator Perceptions of Bullying: Gender and Occupational Differences, Ashley Russom

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Domestic Violence Within Asian-Indian Communities: Does Acculturation Affect The Rate of Reported Domestic Violence?, Tarmeen K. Sahni

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Activity-Based Costing on Organizational Performance, Robin Ann Sanford

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Effects of Laurencia and Palisada Spp. on Epifaunal Composition Within Thalassia Testudinum Beds on Abaco, the Bahamas, Megan Rebecca Seese

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Process-Oriented Ontology for Representing Software Engineering Project Knowledge, Steven Jay Sherman

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Dissertation: A Formal Concept Analysis Approach to Association Rule Mining: The QuICL Algorithms, David T. Smith

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Moral Maturity, Ethics and Business: A Cultural Comparative Analysis, Mary Catherine Starusko

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Thesis: Extraction and Analysis of Coral Reef Core Samples from Broward County, Florida., Anastasios Stathakopoulos

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Cultural Competency Instruction in a 3D Virtual World, Robin Steed

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Reputation in Electronic Markets: An Experimental Study, Nelson Stewart

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Empowerment and Leadership Development in an Online Story-Based Learning Community, Brenda Jane Stutsky

Thesis: Survey of tobacco control among Florida dentists : a randomized trial of electronic versus paper : impact on completeness, response rate, and choice, Claudia Succar

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Geomorphic Changes to Florida Bay Within the Past Century, Kristian H. Taylor

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Dissertation: Parallel Mining of Association Rules Using a Lattice Based Approach, Wessel Morant Thomas

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Dissertation: A Model for the Evaluation of IS/IT Investments, Paul M. Tuten

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Tailoring Software Inspections for Aspect-Oriented Programs, Charlette Ward Watkins

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Dissertation: An Online Community for Computer Technology Support and Training for College Office Support Staff, Mava F. Wilson

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: An Analysis of Policies and Conservation Techniques to Reduce the Accidental Deaths of Sea Turtle Hatchlings due to Light Pollution in Broward County, FL., Megan Wilson

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Dissertation: An Investigation of the Contributions of Gender, Shopping Orientation, Online Experience, and Website's Interactive Features to Consumers' Intentions to Engage in Apparel E-commerce Shopping, Amanda Wynn

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Empirical Analysis of the Antecedents of Knowledge Management Strategies, Yan Xie