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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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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

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Statistical Analysis of Eight Years of Ocean Color and SST Data in the Tropical Pacific, Peter Gaube

Thesis: Research to develop stem cell and tissue engineering therapies for endodontic treatment, Eric Gotlieb

Dissertation: M*Ctree: A Multi-Resolution Indexing Structure for XML Data, Eranna K. Guruvadoo

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Dissertation: The Roles of Exercise Habits, Gender Stereotype of Exercise, and Self-Esteem in Sexual Victimization, Nicole Rene Harder

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Thesis: Histopathological Assessment and Comparison Sedimentation and Phosphate Stress on the Staghorn Coral, Acropora cervicornis, Erin Christine Hodel

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Gametogenesis and spawning of the elliptical star coral, Dichocoenia stokesi (Cnidaria: Scleractinia) in Southeast Florida, S. Michael Hoke

Dissertation: An Empirical Investigation of The Effects of Discounting on Privacy Related Decisions, Jacob Hornsby

Dissertation: A Study of Attrition and the Use of Student Learning Communities in the Computer Science Introductory Programming Sequence, Trudy Howles

Dissertation: Relationship between clinical reasoning skills and certification exam performance in occupational therapy candidates, Kari Inda

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Dissertation: Performance Measurement for the e-Government Initiatives: A Comparative Study, Willy C. Isaac

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Dissertation: Electronic Performance Support for E-Learning Analysis and Design, Thomas W. Jury

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: An Assessment of Sea Turtle Relative Abundance, Distribution, Habitat, and Population Characteristics Within the Kaho'olawe Island Reserve, Hawai'i, Cheryl S. King

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Review of International Coral Reef Mooring Programs and the Effect of Mooring Use on Coral Reefs Offshore Broward County, Florida, USA, Lindsey Habakuk Klink

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Classification and Spatial Analysis of the Benthic Facies of the Southeastern Arabian Gulf Using Passive Optical Remote Sensing, Linda C. Knoeck

Dissertation: Shoulder joint and muscle characteristics in the recreational weight training population, Morey J. Kolber

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Dissertation: Measuring the Effect of E-Learning on Job Performance, Heidi Kramer

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Seasonal Distribution of Higher Filamentous Marine Fungi Along the Salinity Gradient of the Loxahatchee River: Jupiter, Florida, Laura N. Kukich

Dissertation: Using Web-based CALL to Improve English Language Mastery at the Republic of China Air Force Academy, Tien-chen Lee

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

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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