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


Theses/Dissertations from 2007

Dissertation: Student Adoption of a Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning(CSCL) Mathematical Problem Solving Environment: The Case of The Math Forum's Virtual Math Teams (VMT) Chat Service, Ilene R. Litz

Dissertation: Assessing Individual Contribution in Online Collaborative Activities, Jason Lively

Dissertation: A Systems Analysis of Information Technology and the Use of WLANs Implemented by an FBI Field Office for Crisis Response Incidents: The Columbia Field Office Case Study, Michael J. Neubauer

Dissertation: An Investigation of the Attitudes Cost and Benefits of Telework for Information Systems Employees, Bernard J. Noble


Dissertation: Painting the Voice: Weblogs and Writing Instruction in the High School Classroom, Marilyn V. Olander


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Delimiting Species of Crinoids: Comparing New mtDNA Phylogenies with Current Species Designation and Reevaluating Overlapping Morphological Characters, Christopher L. Owen


Dissertation: Measuring Factors That Influence the Success of E-government Initiatives, Ronnie Park

Dissertation: Exploration of cultural competency pedagogical strategies and assessment methods in entry-level physical therapist educational programs, Charlene D. Portee

Dissertation: An Investigation of Interactional Coherence in Asynchronous Learning Environments, Andrew Potter

Dissertation: Elementary Educator's Experiences with Learning Object Repository Interfaces: Layered and Non-Layered, Loreen Marie Powell

Dissertation: Changes in edema, pain, or range of motion following manual edema mobilization : a single-case design study, Victoria Priganc

Dissertation: Dynamic Selection of Cryptographic Algorithms in Runtime Environment Using the Weighted Metric Method, Jalal Raissi

Dissertation: Effects of cochlear implantation on residual hearing, Adriana Rivas-Scarpetta


Thesis - NSU Access Only: A Temporal and Spatial Analysis of a Macroinvertebrate Infaunal Assemblage in John U. Lloyd State Park, Florida, USA, Eric D. Rosch

Dissertation: Using Simulators to Guide Practice and Reinforce Online Learning, Anthony P. Slabicki

Dissertation: Seniors Go Online, An Assessment of the Value of Usability: Is it Perceived Usefulness or Perceived Ease of use ?, Terry J. Smith


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Stony Coral Transplantation Associated with Coastal and Marine Construction Activities, Nicole R. Stephens

Dissertation: Perceptual Organization of eCommerce Risks Among Consumer: A Cross-Country Study, Monica C. Ugbaja


Thesis: Surface Associated Amoebae on the Ctenophore, Mnemiopsis sp., Connie S. Versteeg

Dissertation: Effect of assistive technology devices and services in a public school setting, Anne H. Watson


Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Effects of Ecological Light Pollution and Silhouette Height on the Nesting Densities of Caretta caretta in Broward County, Florida, Jessica A. Watters

Dissertation: An Analysis of Spectral Selectivity on Edge Detection Algorithms for a Non-invasive Identification of Skin Cancer, Gerald R. Williams

Dissertation: Academic Integrity in the Internet Age, William H. Yates

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

Dissertation: Design, Development, and Implementation of a Public Key Crytosystem for Automated Teller Machines: The Toronto Dominion Bank Case Study, Tamer Aboualy


Thesis: Effects Associated with Dredging for Beach Renourishments on Reef Fish Communities Offshore of Miami-Dade County, Florida:, Christian L. Avila

Thesis: Wavefront aberration and reading : measures of visual and optical quality, Thomas B. Barnes


Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Integrated Approach for Evaluation and Assessment of Ecosystem Management and Restoration, Tomma Kay Barnes


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Levels of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Archived Subcutaneous Blubber Samples in the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris), Melinda Michelle Bigelow

Dissertation: Evolutionary Algorithm for Generation of Air Pressure and Lip Pressure Parameters for Automated Performance of Brass Instruments, James A. Bilitski

Dissertation: Ethnography of the postural restoration subculture : a posture based approach to patient / client management, Kyndall L. Boyle


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Reef Fish Communities on Natural Substrate and Vessel-Reefs Along the Continental Shelf of Southeastern Florida Between 50 and 120m Depth., David R. Bryan


Thesis - NSU Access Only: A Spectral Modeling Strategy for the Analysis of Mixed Pixels (Broward County, Florida), Adrienne Patricia Carter

Dissertation: Storage Reduction for Distributed disk-Based Backup in Storage Area Network, Tahsin Chou


Thesis: The Influence of Supplemental Feeding on the Movement Patterns of the Southern Stingray, Dasyatis americana, at Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, Mark John Corcoran

Dissertation: An Investigation of a COBIT Systems Security IT Governance Initiative in Higher Education, Claude L. Council III


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Reef Macrobenthos Adjacent to a Major Navigational Inlet: Port Everglades, Florida, Jessica A. Craft

Dissertation: Influence of mobility impairment on outcomes in elderly patients hospitalized for an acute ischemic stroke, Mary I. Dallas

Dissertation: A Study of The Impact of Users' Involvement, Resistance and Computer Self-Efficacy on the Success of a Centralized Identification System Implementation, Theon L. Danet


Dissertation: Evaluating Support Services for African American Females at a Historically Black College, Sabrina Ferguson Edwards

Dissertation: Computer Use by Latino Migrant Families: Increasing K-2 Children's Reading Skills Through Parent Training, Margarita Elorriaga

Dissertation: An Adaptive Machine Learning Approach to Knowledge Discovery in Large Datasets, Kevin Ewert

Dissertation: An Examination of the Effect of Involvement Level of Web Site Users on the Perceived Credibility of Web Sites, Susan Shepherd Ferebee

Dissertation: Lower extremity dynamic alignment in female subjects with patellofemoral pain syndrome versus female controls, Ricardo A. Fernandez

Dissertation: Computer-based Reading Program with At-risk Pre-kindergarten Students, Elizabeth Gail Owens Flangan


Dissertation: Information Policies and Practices of Knowledge Management(KM) as Related to the Development of the Global Aviation Information Network(GAIN)- An Applied Case Study and Taxonomy Development, Jeffrey S. Forrest

Dissertation: Effects of monochromatic infrared energy on transcutaneous oxygen measurements in diabetic subjects with a loss of protective sensation, Holly Franzen-Korzendorfer


Dissertation: A Faculty Development Handbook for Quality Online Instruction, Joan Carol Frese


Dissertation: Using Neural Networks to Develop a New Model to Screen Applicants for Apartment Rentals, Michael T. Furick


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Comparison of Stony Coral Coverate Data Obtained by In Situ Measurements and Image Analysis, Shaun M. Gill

Dissertation: Retrospective study of the correlates of post rotator-cuff surgical outcomes, Meri T. Goehring

Dissertation: A Model of Best Practices for Project Management Strategies in an Administrative Computing System Implementation in Higher Education, Marlene Groman


Dissertation: Developing a Nisga'a Learning Objects Repository for Use in the Schools, Kim A. Hansen


Dissertation: Standards Directory: An Engineering and Technology Standards Digital Library and Information Retrieval System for The Walt Disney Company, Shawn Harrs

Dissertation: Chiro-information © : Towards a Semantic Web Health Record and Ontology for Coordination of Patient Information Between Chiropractic and Allopathic Physicians, Elizabeth K. Hawthorne


Thesis - NSU Access Only: An Optical Remote-Sensing Evaluation of the Status of Acropora palmata in Vieques, Puerto Rico, Luz Raquel Hernandez-Cruz

Dissertation: Relationship of motor skills and social skills to out-of-school activity participation patterns in children with Asberger Syndrome, Claudia Hilton


Dissertation: Scholarly Communication and Knowledge Management in American Zoos, Julia Innes


Dissertation: An Investigation of the Effects of the Gerogis Framework for Integrating TECHnology(In Tech) Training Program on Teachers' Computer Self-Efficacy and Computer Utilization, Ian Johnson


Dissertation: Privacy Policies: A Study of Their Use Among Online Canadian Pharmacies, Joanne Kuzma


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Ecological Assessment of the Coral Reef Community in Northeastern Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) Archipelago, Elizabeth Anne Lacey

Dissertation: Evaluating E-textbooks in a Business Curriculum, Donna N. Losciuto Lane

Dissertation: Applying Decision Theory to Quantify the Cost of Network Security Risk, Cathrine Linnes

Dissertation: A JAVA based API for the Implementation and Maintenance of Domain Specific Collaborative Virtual Environments, Mike B. Litman


Thesis - NSU Access Only: DNA Diagnostics for Internationally Protected and Commercially Traded Shark Species, Jennifer E. Magnussen

Dissertation: Computers as Ubiquitous Tools for Teachers and Learners: A Case Study of the Maine Laptop Initiative, Jack Mara


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Seasonal Trends and Factors Influence Osprey, Pandion haliaetus, Sightings in Port Everglades, Florida, Sarah L. Maurer

Dissertation: An Investigation of the Relationships Between Users and Providers of Information Technology Services for Improved IT Effectiveness, Arthur C. McAdams

Dissertation: Knowledge Management: Evaluating Strategies and Processes Used in Higher Education, Anita F. McCarthy


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Stress Response in Montastraea cavernosa as a Result of Sediment Loading: Quantitative Histological and Ultrastructural Analysis, Aaron Miller


Thesis: Testing the Effectiveness of Pollution Control Measures at the South Dade Landfill: The Reduction of Un-ionized Ammonia in Landfill Leachate, Matt Mitchell


Thesis - NSU Access Only: "Coral of Opportunity" Survivorship, Growth, and Use with "Coral Nurseries" and "Integrated Stakeholder Involvement" in Coral Reef Restoration, Jamie A. Monty


Dissertation: A Quantitative Analysis of Performance in a Multi-Protocol Ad Hoc 802.11b-based Wireless Local Network, Paul Christian Nielsen Jr.

Dissertation: A Data Warehouse Methodology and Model for Student Data in Higher Education, Harold Palmer


Dissertation: Blogging: An Inquiry into The Efficacy of a Web-based Technology for Student Reflection in Community College Computer Science Programs, Jane W. Perschbach

Dissertation: Effectiveness of Asynchronous Reference Services for Distance Learning Students Within Florida's Community College System, Patricia C. Profeta

Dissertation: The Attitudes and Preferences of Internet Users in Thailand Toward Online Privacy Rights, Kriangsak Pukawan

Dissertation: Electronic Mail Retention Policies in Mid-sized Manufacturing Companies in The United States, David R. Reavis

Dissertation: An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Interview Techniques in the Elicitation of Tacit Knowledge for Requirements Engineering in Small Software Projects, Jonathan Reichental

Thesis: Creation of improved endodontic materials and the development of new biocompatibility standards to screen endodontic materials, Andrew Rigberg

Dissertation: The Construction and Validation of a Resource Cover Page as an Instrument for Cataloging Internet Resources in the Semantic Web, Malik F. Saleh

Dissertation: A Case Study of Information Assurance Field Experience, Helen Schneider


Dissertation: Establishing a New Paradigm in Engineering and Technology education: An Experimental Analysis of Multiple Learning Methodologies and Examination of Cognitive Profiles of Continuing Education Students, James A. Sinclair

Dissertation: How engagement in occupation affects older women's adaptation to low vision, Theresa Marie Smith

Dissertation: Improving the Decision Making Process for Information Security through a Pre-Implementation Impact Review of Security Countermeasures, Glenn Allan Stout

Dissertation: Parallel Hybrid Clustering using Genetic Programming and Multi-Objective Fitness with Density(PYRAMID), Samir R. Tour


Dissertation: An Improved Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm with Adaptable Parameters, Khoa Duc Tran

Dissertation: An Empirical Investigation of Workflow Management Systems Queues: A Case Study of Telephone Call Canter Systems Queue Performance, Arisa K. Ude

Dissertation: Web-Based evaluation Process for an Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, John Ventura

Dissertation: Workplace Technology Competencies for Associate Degree Marketing Programs, Del Wakley

Dissertation: Blending Electronic and Classroom Teaching to Support Deaf and hard of Hearing College Students, Qi Wang

Dissertation: E-Learning for Advanced Learners in Multi-Ability Classrooms, Cheryl Lynn Ward

Dissertation: Quantifying medication use and environmental factors of community-dwelling elderly Guyanese at risk for falls : a cross-sectional study, Ronald G. Wharton

Dissertation: Implementation of the People Capability Maturity Model with Technical Support Personnel in Volusia County School District, Creed R. Wheeler


Thesis: Patterns of Scleractinian Health in Broward County, Florida, Melody J. White

Dissertation: Using Technology With Learning Disabled Readers: A Meta-Analysis, Ann W. Wolf

Dissertation: A Software Replication Model for Rejuvenation Transparency to Clients in a Single Computer Environment, Seong R. Yu

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

Dissertation: A Comparative Study of Childhood Trauma and Current Dissociation in a Sample of Sex Industry Workers, Evelyn Abramovich


Dissertation: Computer-Supported Rehabilitation Management A Case Study of Using Virtual Reality Technology in Ambulatory Training for Post-Acute Stroke Patients, Felix O. Akinladejo


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Electro-Ionization Technology as a Treatment for Ballast Water with a Review of Methods Used to Determine Treatment Effectiveness., Courtney Campbell Arena


Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Structure Of Fish Assemblages On Vessel-Reefs And Adjacent Natural Reefs In Southeast Florida, Paul T. Arena