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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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

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: A Comparison of Mesobenthic Amphipod Diversity on 3-Dimensional Artificial Substrates Versus Natural Substrates in a Shallow Coral Reef Environment, Judy L. Robinson

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Biogeography of the Strait of Florida, Stephanie F. Rogers

Dissertation: A Study of a Modified Auditory Component Using a Drag and Drop Multimodal Feedback Toolkit for Older Deaf Computer Users, Gregory J. Safko

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Factors Influencing Southeast Florida Coral Reef Community Composition, Melissa P. Sathe

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Analysis of the Acoustic Signals from Three Pygmy Sperm Whales (Kogia breviceps), Jennifer Scharnitz

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Dissertation: Improving Knowledge Management Programs Using Marginal Utility in a Metric Space Generated by Conceptual Graphs, Jeffrey A. Schiffel

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Relationship of Personality Types and Temperament Traits to the Occupational Profile of Adults with Asperger Syndrome and Related Autism Spectrum Disorders, Debra Scurlock

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Dissertation: Web 2.0 Tools Improve Teaching and Collaboration in High School English Language Classes, Mahmud Shihab

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Quantitative Habitat Characterization and Benthic Assemblage Structure of Deep-water Lophelia pertusa and Enallopsammia profunda Reefs off Eastern Florida, Kartick Prakash Shirur

Dissertation: Investigation of Intention to Use e-Commerce in the Arab Countries: A Comparison of Self-Efficacy, Usefulness, Culture, Gender, and Socioeconomic Status in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Humaira N. Siddiqui

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Autonomic Dysfunction : a conceptual model, the effects of a physical therapeutic manipulation targeting the T3-T4 segment on the autonomic nervous system, Rob Sillevis

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Investigation into the Impact of Information Technology Bank Examiners' Community Knowledge Sharing Sessions on their Individual Performance, Terence Ivor Smith

Dissertation: Examining the Validity of Testing in an Online Learning Environment, Jessica E. Street

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Spatial Distribution of the Cyanobacteria Lyngbya Spp. On the Reefs of Broward County, Florida, Maureen C. Trnka

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Thesis: The Colonial Zoanthid Palythoa caribaeorum: Population Dynamics on Southeast Florida Reefs, Joanna C. Walczak

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Military readiness : an exploration of the relationship between marksmanship and visual acuity, Kenny Harold Wells

Dissertation: Mothers' perceptions of occupations related to mothering a child with feeding difficulties, Kristin Winston

Dissertation: Tutorial Support for Developing Recognition of Tonality Among Middle School Students in a Small Parochial School, Larry D. Wooster

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Identification and Estimation of Sensitive Life History Parameters for Cetaceans in Response to Acoustic Disturbances with Implications for Conservation, Kathryn Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

Dissertation: Training a Globally-Dispersed Trainer Population Through Desktop Video-Conferencing, Erasmus Addae

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Pseudomonas aeruginosa Secretion of Exopolymeric Substances (EPS) and Acanthamoeba sps. Adherence to Contact Lenses, Husain Ala Al Sayegh

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Dissertation: An Analysis of IT/IS Offshore Outsourcing: Educator Perspectives, Martin H. Bagaya

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Microvascular Anatomy of Fetal Respiration in the Yellow Stingray (Urobatis jamaicensis), Bethany L. Basten

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Temporal and Spatial Distribution of the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, Along the Southeast Coast of the United States, Meghan Bills

Dissertation: Author-Statement Citation Analysis Applied as a Recommender System to Support Non-Domain-Expert Academic Research, Rick Blazek

Dissertation: The Efficacy of a Web Site Evaluation Checklist as a Pedagogical Approach for Teaching Students to Critically Evaluate Internet Content, Dawn M. Bronstein

Dissertation: Examining Statistical Process Control as a Method of Temporal Data Mining, Herbert Earle Mathias Brown

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: From Microsatellite DNA Profiling to Satellite Telemetry: Integrating Behavioral Ecology Into Shark Conservation., Demian D. Chapman

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Dissertation: Role of Trauma in Social-Cognitive Adjustment Strategies and Moral Disengagement among African-American Urban Youth, Kendell Lamonte Coker

Dissertation: Validity of the newly translated and culturally-adapted Spanish version of the children's assessment of participation and enjoyment & preferences for activities of children, Wanda Coloʹn

Dissertation: Grounded theory investigation of the use of the physical therapist clinical performance instrument for self-assessment, Raelyn Jenrette Covington

Dissertation: Preliminary Examination for Empirical Knowledge(PEEK) A Fast Heuristic to Estimate the Inherent Degree of Clustering in Data Sets, J. William Cupp

Dissertation: Adaptation of Business Processes in SMEs: An Interpretive Study, Donna M. Ehrlich

Thesis: Investigation of periodontal stem cell attachment to dentin and dental pulp stem cell migration, Mohammed Elseed

Dissertation: Using Computing Technology in an Interdisciplinary Theater Curriculum for Urban High School Seniors, Katherine Flori

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Thesis: Comparison of Fish Assemblages between Mitigation Boulder Reef and Neighboring Natural Hardbottom in Broward County, Florida, USA, Jessica A. Freeman

Dissertation: Perceptions of Online Risks, Isaac J. Gabriel