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


Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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

Dissertation: A Model for Developing Interactive Instructional Multimedia Applications for Electronic Music Instructors, Antonio D. Biello

Dissertation: The Effects of Learning on Evolvability and its Evolution, Grant William Braught

Dissertation: Development and Implementation of a Plan for an Online Educational Technology Program Leading to Cross Endorsement for Connecticut Educators, Antoinette P. Bruciati

Dissertation: An Investigation of the Effects of The Integration of Computing Technology in a Science Curriculum on Female Students' Self-Efficacy Beliefs Toward Computing, Donna Cady

Dissertation: Information Privacy as Required By The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA): Awareness and Barriers to Compliance as Experienced by Small Health Care Practitioners in Rural West Virginia, Tracy M. Christofero

Dissertation: An Analysis of The Implementation of an Online Collaboration System to Support Legal Communities of Practice, Barbara L. Ciaramitaro

Dissertation: The Online Resource Selection Instructional Design Script, Deborah Elizabeth "Sunny" Cohen

Dissertation: An Evaluation of the Consistency of Judicial Sentencing Systems that Incorporate Subjective Factors, Mark A. Cohen

Dissertation: A Survey of the Massachusetts Cities and Towns to Examine Interest Filtering Policies in Public Schools, Ralph J. Covino II

Dissertation: The Development of an Information Literacy Indicator for Incoming College freshmen, Ron Critchfield

Dissertation: A Study of the Impact of Price Elasticity on the Adoption Decision of Minicomputers, Dorrell W. Crittenden

Dissertation: Using the OASIS to predict risk of falls in older adults, Jacqueline Crossen-Sills

Dissertation: Integrating Online Social Environments Into Community College Student Organizations, Nicholas A. DiTirro

Dissertation: An Investigation of Learners' Attitudes and Preferences that Relate to Participation in Internet-Based Instruction at Coastal Carolina University, Joyce Dorman

Dissertation: Using a Bayesian Belief Network for Going-Concern Risk Evaluation, Azad Ejaz

Dissertation: An Evaluation of Program for Cooperative Cataloging(PCC) Records Used in Non-PCC Libraries, Robert O. Ellett Jr.

Dissertation: The Effects of Using the Practical Ear Training Tool(PET) Paired with Mnemonic Imagery on Enhancing Traditional Ear Training Methods for Undergraduate Music Students, Michael K. Estep


Dissertation: Evaluating Particle Swarm Intelligence Techniques for Solving University Examination Timetabling Problems, Daniel R. Fealko

Dissertation: Journalism and Mass Communication Education in The Age of Technology, Heather Starr Fiedler


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Effects of Elevated Temperature and Reduced Irradiance on the Photosynthetic Output and Mortality of Montastrea cavernosa, John Gregory Foster


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Effects of Reduced Light and Elevated Temperature on the Zooxanthellae Concentrations and Diameters, Pigment Concentrations, and Colony Color of Montastrea cavernosa, Kristi A. Foster

Dissertation: Long-term effect of single event multiple level orthopedic surgery on the functional classification of children with cerebral palsy, Ellen M. Godwin


Dissertation: A Self-Adaptive Evolutionary Negative Selection Approach for Anomaly Detection, Luis J. Gonzalez

Dissertation: Development, Implementation and Evaluation of a Generic Course Management System (CMS) Tutorial for College Faculty, Mary E. Gosman

Dissertation: Medical Decision Making Under Stress-Evaluating the Role of Computerized Medical Simulation Education, Jeffrey A. Groom


Thesis: Highly Streamlined PCR-Based Genetic Identification of Carcharhinid Sharks (Family Carcharhinidae) for Use in Wildlife Forensics, Trade Monitoring, and Delineation of Species Distributions, Marcy Henning


Dissertation: Establishing an Online Community of Practice for Instructors of English as a Foreign Language, Christopher M. Johnson

Dissertation: Applying Genetic Algorithms in the Identification of Novel Behavior Patterns in Network Data Streams, Todd A. Johnson



Dissertation: Successful Implementation of Decision Support Systems for Supply Chain Management within Manufacturing Companies, Robert K. Joyce


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Acclimation and Cultivation of Pacific White Shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei in Low Salinity Waters and Well Waters of South Florida, Frank A. Kahoun III

Dissertation: A Study of Motivation, Achievement, and Study Skills in an Online Community College Course in Beginning Algebra, Robert Kaiden


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Systematics, Ecology, and Functional Morphology of Commensal Amphipods (Leucothoidae) in the Western Caribbean Sea and Southeast Florida, Kristine N. Klebba

Dissertation: Performance of Classification Tools on Unstructured Text, Janet L. Kourik

Dissertation: Using concept Maps for Knowledge Acquisition in Satellite Design: Translating "Statements of Requirements on Orbit" to "Design Requirements", Michael J. Kramer


Dissertation: The Brazilian-Portuguese MCMI-III: Diagnostic Validity of the Alcohol Dependence and Drug Dependence Scales, Cristina Lilian Magalhaes

Dissertation: A Predictive Model to Test Icons for a Global Audience, Richard P. Marcour

Dissertation: Model for Planning, Designing and Implementing a Wireless Local Area Network in a University Classroom, Joan S. McGrory

Dissertation: A Comparative Study of Unsupervised Neural Networks in Detecting Financial Misstatements, Derek Mohammed


Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Work-Life Balance and Family-Friendly Human Resource Policies on Employees' Job Satisfaction, LaRoyce E. Morgan


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Distribution and Significance of Fecal Indicator Bacteria in Beach Sand and Seawater in a Sub-Tropical Environment, Kara L. Nowosielski


Dissertation: A Study of the Relationships Between End-User Information Systems Problems and Helpdesk Critical Success Factors in Higher Education, Richard Dale Parrott

Dissertation: Patterns of participation in out-of-school activities among children in homeless shelters, Theresa Petrenchik

Dissertation: Strategic Information Technology Investment Decisions in the Banking Industry, Tony J. Read

Dissertation: The Value of an Online Learning Environment to an Adult Basic Education Program, Traci M. Reed

Dissertation: Correlational study between structured clinical observations and the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test, Gustavo Alejandro Reinoso


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Genetic Connectivity Throughout Florida and the Caribbean: Comparative Phylogeography of Diverse Reef Taxa with Contrasting Reproductive Strategies, Vincent P. Richards

Dissertation: The Effects of an Internet Monitoring System on Non-Educational Internet Usage and Achievement Levels of Adult Students Seeking Computer Networking Certifications, Brian K. Sheppard


Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Importance of Strain Differences in the Opportunistic Pathogen Acanthamoeba, Megan Shoff

Dissertation: The Impact of an Online Conference in Education: A Case Study, Miri Shonfeld

Dissertation: Development and Implementation of a Problem-Based Learning Model in a Finance Course: A Case Study, Sharon Shuey

Dissertation: Valued occupations, social participation, and quality of life of the brain injury survivor: A Path Analysis, Charles Douglas Simmons

Dissertation: A Descriptive Study of the Internet Search Behaviors Employed by Deaf Adolescents Completing Fact-Based Search Tasks, Chad E. Smith


Dissertation: The Effects of Computerized Smell of Memory, Brandon Spencer

Dissertation: A Cognitive Study of The Use of the Internet by Minority Small Business Owners for Information Research and The Design and Development of a Small Business Information Portal, Sherry Leanne Strum

Dissertation: Development of Telecommunications in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Whithende Musa Tabu

Dissertation: A Model of Trusted Computing Acceptance in Higher Education, Jeff Teo

Dissertation: Sinclair Curriculum eXchange (SCX) Sharing Learning Resources to Improve Part-Time Instruction, Nancy Thibeault

Dissertation: Knowledge Discovery in Content-Based Image Retrieval Systems, Robert Vermilyer


Dissertation: Predicting software Size and Development Effort: Models Based on Stepwise Refinement, David P. Voorhees

Dissertation: An Investigation of the Feasibility of Using Web-Centric Methods Versus Traditional Face-to-Face Methods in Delivering a Course in Bibliographic Instruction, Berthamae L. Walker

Dissertation: A New Statistical Approach for Anomaly Intrusion Detection, Yun Wang

Dissertation: Software Engineers: License, Certify or Classify ? Modeling Practitioners Through SPECS, Sharon A. Wheeler

Dissertation: A Suggested E-business Process Model to Apply Knowledge Management to Solve Training Problems of New Employees, Marcie E. Zaharee

Dissertation: Teaching Data Structure Using a Programming by Example System: Effects on Students Achievement and Cognitive Load, Steven A. Zale


Thesis - NSU Access Only: A Comparison of Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus), Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis), and Pilot Whale (Globicephala Sp.) Vocalizations in the Western North Atlantic and Northern Gulf of Mexico, Susan C. Zaretsky

Theses/Dissertations from 2004


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Efficient PCR-Based Identification of Shark Products in Global Trade: Applications for the Management and Conservation of Commercially Important Mackerel Sharks (Family Lamnidae), Thresher Sharks (Family Alopiidae) and Hammerhead Sharks (Family Sphyrnidae)., Debra Abercrombie


Thesis: Cultivation of Wrack Collected Seagrasses, Irene Arpayoglou

Dissertation: An Assessment of the Portfolio-based Technology Requirement for Preservice Teachers in North Carolina, Daniel N. Baer

Dissertation: A Front-Loaded Agile Software Process for Web Applications, Eduardo L. Bautista


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Population Densities and Feeding Behavior of the Amphinomid Polychaete, Hermodice carunculata, in Acropora cervicornis Assemblages in Southeastern Florida, Megan E. Berkle


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Fecal Indicator Organisms and Pathogenic Protozoa in South Florida Beach Sand: Implications for Public Health, Tonya Davidian Bonilla