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: 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

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Novel Approach to Iris Localization and Code Matching for Iris Recognition, Steven Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

Dissertation: A Selective-Phrase-Based Preprocessor for Improved Spam Filtering, Ajay Arora

Dissertation: An Empirical Investigation of the Contribution of Computer Self-Efficacy, Computer Anxiety, and Instructors' Experience with the Use of Technology to Their Intention to Use Emerging Educational Technology in Traditional Classrooms, Diane M. Ball

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Evaluating the Library Training Program for Graduate Psychology Students, Arlene Batson-George

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: A Comparison of Scleractinian Coral Abundance Between Natural and Artificial Substrata in a High-Latitude Environment Off Broward County, Florida, USA, Deron James Bauer

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Crinoid Genus Endoxocrinus in the Bahamas: an Assessment of Morphological Variability., Patrick H. Bellew

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Relationships of Locus of Control, Service Connection, and Time Since Injury with Depression and Quality of Life for Veterans with Spinal Cord Injury, Silvia Patricia Bermudez

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Spatial and Temporal Variation in South Florida Heterotrophic Diatom Communities: Taxonomic Identification and Ecological Implications, Michele V. Blackburn

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of the Contributions of Attitude, Computer Security Policy Awareness, and Computer Self-Efficacy to the Employees' Computer Abuse Intention in Business Environments, Sandra Jetton Blanke

Thesis: Acuity and aberrations in rose K lenses for keratoconus, Gilbert C. Blanks

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Dissertation: An Event Monitor and Response Framework Based on the WSLogA Architecture, Todd Christopher Brett

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: New Methodology for Measuring Information, Knowledge, and Understanding versus Complexity in Hierarchical Decision Support Models, Scott Alan Carpenter

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Effect of transverse abdominus muscle activation on a pelvic muscle exercise program in women with stress urinary incontinence, Linnette Clark

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Evolution: Beyond Humanity, Nicole Coombs

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: XML Process Modeling for Disruptive Change Planning: A Case Study of Newspaper Circulation Processes, Bill Dafnis

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Genetic Connectivity and Phylogeography of the Branching Vase Sponge (Callyspongia vaginalis) Across Florida and the Caribbean, Melissa B. DeBiasse

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: In the Shadow of Turtle Mountain, Lyndsay Dustan

Dissertation: The Impact of ERP Investments on Organizational Performance, Nooredin Etezady

Thesis: Diode laser debonding of ceramic brackets, Paul Feldon

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Boater Compliance with Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) Speed Zones in Port Everglades, Broward County, FLorida, Melody J. Fischer

Dissertation: Course Management Software: Applying the Technology Acceptance Model to Study Use by Post-Secondary Faculty, Alicen Beth Flosi

Dissertation: Physical activity and dietary behaviors as essential components of successful weight loss, maintenance of weight loss, and quality of life after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, Steven W. Forbush

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Dissertation: Reducing Cognitive Load Using Hypervariate Display, William Garrabrants

Thesis: Evaluation of tissue engineering scaffolds for regenerative endodontic treatment, Matthew Gebhardt

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Ecology, Distribution, and Systematics of Leucothoid Amphipods of the West Florida Shelf Benthic Ecosystem, Joseph D. Hall

Dissertation: A Comparison of Simulations and Traditional Laboratory Exercises for Student Learning in Secondary Electronics Instruction, Mark W. Hardy

Dissertation: Enterprise Management Software Approaches for Economical Selective Outsourcing by Managed Service Providers, Adam D. HerrNeckar

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Evaluation of a Family-Centered Parenting Program for Culturally Diverse High-Risk Families, Natasha Houston

Dissertation: Effectiveness of a static progressive stretch device as an intervention for adhesive capsulitis stage 3 and 4: a randomized controlled trial, Mahmoud Ibrahim Ibrahim

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Role of Security Clearance, Users' Involvement, and Computer Self-Efficacy in the Efficiency of Requirements-Gathering Process: An Information-Systems Case Study in the U.S. Military, Okey Azu Igbonagwam

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Evaluation of a New Teacher Support Program in a Pacific Northwest School District, Joshua D. Jensen

Dissertation: Algorithms for Adaptive Palette Construction using the Graphics Processing Unit, Victor Johnson

Dissertation: Clinical instruction in physical therapy: novice and expert approaches to instructional reasoning, Stephanie Piper Kelly

Dissertation: Comparison of Social Presence in Voice-based and Text-based Asynchronous computer Conferencing, Karen D. King

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Illness Intrusiveness in Veterans with Congestive Heart Failure, Ashley Walton LeMaire

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Using Online Technologies to Deliver Management Courses to Cruise Ship Personnel at Sea, Maureen Lloyd-James

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Dissertation: Use and Analysis of Expected Similarity of Semantic Web Ontological Annotations, Joe Lynn Look

Dissertation: Computer Assisted Instruction for Teaching Vocabulary to a Child with Autism, Diana Luckevich

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Dissertation: Meaning and occupational engagement in a day program for adults with developmental disabilities, Wanda Jean Mahoney

Dissertation: Utilization of Semantic Linking and Visualization Techniques to Facilitate Knowledge Creation from Textual Software Artifacts, Michael Makovoz

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Occupational performance of collegiate high-risk drinking as a serious leisure hobby, Susan Margret Maloney

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Personality Characteristics of Stockbrokers: Implications for Job Success, Stress, and Burnout, Jessica Martineau

Thesis: Comparison of human and bovine teeth for enamel adhesion testing, Kory McHenry

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Dissertation: Smart Classroom Technology: Instructional Effectiveness and Faculty and Student Satisfaction, Jon Preston McKamey

Dissertation: Monitoring QoS in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks, Randy L. Melton

Dissertation: Use of Abstract Categories in Data Clustering Algorithms, George Robert Mikulski

Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Application of Computer Simulation Modeling to Evaluate Business Continuity Plans, Jose Francisco Molina Garcia Plaza

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Continuing Professional Development Module on Physical Therapists Use of Standardized Balance Measures: A Knowledge Translation Study, J.J. Mowder-Tinney

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Dissertation: Assessing Quality Indicators in Asynchronous Undergraduate Distance Education Courses, Donna J. Myers

Dissertation: An Instructional Technology Guide for Technical Trainers, David T. Mylott

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Empirical Assessment of Attitude toward Computers, Motivation, Perceived Satisfaction from the e-learning System, and Previous Academic Performance and their Contribution to Persistence of College Student Athletes Enrolled in e-Learning Courses, Anthony Jeffrey Nichols

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Thesis: An Analysis of Dwarf and Pygmy Sperm Whale (Kogia sp.) Stranding Data in the Southeast United States, Nicole M. O'Brien

Dissertation: Occupational participation of older Puerto Rican adults, Elsa Michelle Orellano

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Thesis: The Re-Conception of Cate, Cortney Palmacci

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Dissertation: Differences Between Male Perpetrators of Child Homicide, Isabel Perez-Morina

Dissertation: Comparison of Data Mining Techniques used to Predict Student Retention, Kathleen Pittman

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Multiple Predator Effects and Native Prey Behavioral Responses to Two Non-native Everglades Cichlids, Ashley Elizabeth Porter

Dissertation: An Investigation of Technology Use and Learning Styles as Predictors of Undergraduate Information Technology Management Students' Academic Achievement at Ryerson University, Franklyn I. Prescod

Dissertation: An Investigation of a Knowledge Management Solution for Reference Services, Lynette Lawrence Ralph

Dissertation: An Examination of Factors Associated with Students' Ethical Decision Making in Post-Secondary E-Learning Programs, Michelle M. Ramim

Thesis: Defining the conjunctival staining method : instillation volume and time course to assess staining with lissamine green, Alison C. Ramsey

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Integrating Trust and Computer Self-Efficacy into the Technology Acceptance Model: Their Impact on Customers' Use of Banking Information Systems in Jamaica, Michael Hubert Reid

Dissertation: Critical Success Factors for Service-Oriented Small Businesses In the E-Commerce Environment, Robert A. Robertson