All theses, dissertations, capstones, and applied clinical projects from graduate students at Nova Southeastern University.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Dissertation: Factors Affecting the Outcome of the National Council Licensure Examination among Nontraditional Learners from Associate Degree Nursing Programs, Angela Cristina Gaud

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Dissertation: GAMESPECT: A Composition Framework and Meta-Level Domain Specific Aspect Language for Unreal Engine 4, Benjamin Jay Geisler

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Relationship Between the Grading of Reflective Journals and Student Honesty in Reflective Journal Writing, Jo Anne Genua

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Thesis: The Dynamic of Unity Writing, Virginia Gilroy

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Dissertation: Empirical Assessment of Mobile Device Users’ Information Security Behavior towards Data Breach: Leveraging Protection Motivation Theory, Anthony Duke Giwah

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Dissertation: A Multiple Case-Study Approach to Examine Police Officers Perceptions on Narcan® Policies, Casey Gnann

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Dissertation: Feature Set Selection for Improved Classification of Static Analysis Alerts, Kathleen Goeschel

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Dissertation: Youth’s Conceptualization of Peace, Violence, and Bullying and the Strategies They Employ to Address the Violence and Bullying in their Lives, Charles H. Goesel

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Thesis: Outplanted Acropora cervicornis enhances the fish assemblages of Southeast Florida, Ellen Dignon Goldenberg

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Dissertation: Cooking with Couples: A Grounded Theory Study on the Relational Aspects Found in the Cooking Interactions of Couples, Nicole R. Gordon

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Dissertation: An Investigation into the Impact of Social Networking on Knowledge Sharing, James Harold Gorham

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Dissertation: Assessing the Effects of Communication Media Affordances and the Awareness of Media Security on Knowledge Sharing Behavior, Linda C. Greene

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Dissertation: Cognitive Load Theory Principles Applied to Simulation Instructional Design for Novice Health Professional Learners, Susan M. Grieve

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Capstone: Development of a Caregiver Education Support Tool for Family Caregivers of Older Adults with Dementia, Sarah Guariglia

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Dissertation: An Analysis of Selected Clusters of Fires in Florida (1996 - 2018), Thomas Riley Hall

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Capstone: A Clinical Documentation Practice Improvement to Increase Insurance Reimbursement, Allison R. Hamilton

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Dissertation: Handoff Communication Among Senior Nursing Students: A Phenomenological Study, Juanita Hanley-Gumbs

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Content Analysis of The Impact of the Media on the Opioid Crisis, Mark Haskins

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Capstone: Emergency Department Nurses: Post Code Pause, Lynn Alice Hauck

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Thesis: A characterization of a Southeast Florida stony coral assemblage after a disease event, Nicole K. Hayes

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Dissertation: How Do You Like Me Now? Social Media Bridging the Distance in Online Education, Lee Heller

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Dissertation: The Future of Work: An Investigation of the Expatriate Experiences of Jamaican C-suite Female Executives in the Diaspora, on Working in Multi-national Companies, Suzette Amoy Henry-Campbell

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Dissertation: Usability Challenges with Insulin Pump Devices in Diabetes Care: What Trainers Observe with First-Time Pump Users, Helen Birkmann Hernandez

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Research Study on the Effects of Paternal Abandonment on Hispanic Women in South Florida and their Conflict Management Skills, Diana Herrera

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Dissertation: Implementing Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats Intervention for Improving Reading Comprehension Skills for Students With Learning Disabilities (SLD), Annaliese Rosalie Hightower (Rollins)

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Thesis: Spatial and Temporal Trends of Southeastern Florida's Octocoral Comunity, Alexandra Hiley

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Dissertation: The Experience of Sexual Abuse of Afro Caribbean Women: The Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis of the Particularities Attached to Disclosure, Angela Hood

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Thesis: Sargassum Infauna Community Structure in the Florida Straits and Gulf Stream, Dayna S. Hunn

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Dissertation: Exploring Factors Related to Customer Service Representatives’ (CSRs) Performance in Call Centers., Ruth R. Jayson-Polk

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Dissertation: An Exploration of the Lived Experience of Women who had Abortions and the Effects of the Abortion Secret on their Relationships: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis, Marckdaline Johnson

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Dissertation: An Autoethnography of a Bilingual Therapist Working with Haitian Clients: Reconnecting to Home, Marie Philomise Joseph

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Thesis: Physical and Optical Properties of Provisional Crown and Bridge Materials Fabricated Using CAD/CAM Milling or 3D Printing Technology, Niranjan Joshi

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Dissertation: Harnessing Nature for Occupational Therapy: Interventions and Health Promotion, Gina Ferra Kaplanis

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Dissertation: Grit Associated with New Graduate Registered Nurse Initial Competency, Joan Marie Kavanagh

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Dissertation: Religion in Incarcerated, Jewish, Female Inmates, Marcia Janine Kesner

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Dissertation: Gene Ontology-Guided Force-Directed Visualization of Protein Interaction Networks, James Lowell King

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Thesis: Optimizing restoration site selection along the Florida Reef Tract for the coral species Acropora cervicornis and Acropora palmata, Samantha King

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Thesis: Timing and Potential Drivers of Symbiont Selection in the Early Life Stages of the Massive Starlet Coral Siderastrea siderea, Sarah G. Koerner

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Dissertation: Trigger Point Dry Needling, Manual Therapy and Exercise versus Manual Therapy and Exercise for the Management of Achilles Tendinopathy: A Feasibility Study, Alex Michael Koszalinski

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Thesis: Optimizing lighting regimes for rearing Orbicella faveolata and Acropora cervicornis recruits, Paul D. Kreh

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Dissertation: Assessment Technologies Institute Test Results and Blended Experiences for Senior Community Health Nursing Students, Linda Lou Lacomb-Williams

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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): The Lived Experiences of Haitian-American Adults Who Experienced Transnational Separation from a Parent in Childhood, Damabiah Lamy-Riviere

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Dissertation: Changes in Self-Concept and Substance-Related Cognitions During Short-Term Residential Substance Use Treatment, Olivia Grace Larson

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Dissertation: The Impact of Cross-References on the Readability of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, Jeffrey A. Lasky

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Dissertation: Effects of Generic Group-Based Versus Personalized Individual-Based Exercise Programs on Balance, Gait, and Functional Performance of Older Adults with Mild Balance Dysfunction and Living in Residential Care Facilities - A Randomized Controlled Trial, Varatharajan Lingam

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Thesis: Comparisons of Five DNA Repair Pathways Between Elasmobranch Fishes and Humans, Lucia Llorente

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Dissertation: Violent Offenders and Assaults on Staff Members, Lisa Gentry Long

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Dissertation: Diversification and Intensification in Hybrid Metaheuristics for Constraint Satisfaction Problems, John M. Lynden

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Dissertation: Confidence in Law Enforcement When African-Americans are Underrepresented on the Force: An Exploratory Study, Charles E. MacLean

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Dissertation: Implementing Technology Enhanced Mathematical Instruction in an Algebra I Course to Increase Students’ Academic Achievement in Mathematics, Carlos Marrero

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Dissertation: A Case Study: Meeting the Needs of English Learners With Limited or Interrupted Formal Education, Michelle Ivette Marrero

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Dissertation: An Investigation of Factors Motivating Employee Attitudes and Intentions to Share Knowledge in Homeland Security, Evette Maynard-Noel

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Dissertation: Kindergarten Parent Engagement and Student Reading Literacy in Title I Schools: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Synthesis, Stacy L. M. McDonald

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Thesis: Long Term Efficacy of a Supraciliary Micro-stent Combined with Cataract Surgery in the Treatment of Glaucoma, Michael Robert McFarland

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Dissertation: The Rise of American Extremism: An Exploratory Analysis of American Religious and Political Extremism from Presidents Jimmy Carter to Barack Obama: 1977-2016, Alwyn J. Melton

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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): Addiction and the Family: Substance Use as a Symptom of the Larger Emotional System, Alexis Mercado

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Dissertation: The Influence of Identifiable Personality Traits on Nurses’ Intention to Use Wireless Implantable Medical Devices, Vincent Molosky

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Dissertation: A Hybrid (Active-Passive) VANET Clustering Technique, Garrett Lee Moore

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Dissertation: Marriage and Family Therapists’ Clinical Impressions of Romantic Relationship Dissolution Heartbreak: A Modified Delphi Study, Isibel C. Moreno

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Dissertation: African-American Male Teachers: Examining the Insight, Encounters, and Best Teaching Practices, Brandon Morgan

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Thesis: Analysis of "Observer Effect" in Logbook Reporting Accuracy for U.S. Pelagic Longline Fishing Vessels in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, Thomas J. Morrell

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Examination of the Effect of Various Social Constructs on Activities at Social Network Sites, Stephen Musembwa

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Dissertation: Examining Effects of Parental Sexual Abuse on Female Juvenile Delinquency Using a Social Developmental Perspective, Michelle Nagle

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Dissertation: Instructional Designers as Project Managers: A Phenomenology, La Keshia Lynn Nall

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Dissertation: Complexity and Conflict: The Interplay of Policy, Perception and Language in Post ADA America, Sheila Northrop

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Dissertation: Stakeholders’ Perceptions of an Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Program in Special Education in Jamaica, Keitha Ava Marie Osborne

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Dissertation: Examining Task Conflict and Team Atmosphere in Virtual Teams Engaged in Outsourced Project Work, Harold Carr Osborn

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Dissertation: Early Childhood Educators’ Perceptions of Using Conscious Discipline to Promote Executive Function Development in Preschool Students: A Case Study, Annette C. Oswald-Hunt

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Thesis: Microbial Analysis of Surfactant-Associated Bacteria in the Sea Surface Microlayer and Remote Sensing of Associated Slicks, Georgia Parks

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Dissertation: Public Participation in Intractable Conflict: A Case Study of New York State’s High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Policy Development Process and Stakeholder Engagement Outcomes, Nancy M. Pattarini

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Dissertation: Cyber Situational Awareness and Cyber Curiosity Taxonomy for Understanding Susceptibility of Social Engineering Attacks in the Maritime Industry, Guillermo Francisco Perez

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Study of Black Fathers in Child Welfare, Tamaru N. Phillips

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Dissertation: VWA: Hearing the Courageous Voices of Extraordinary Women who have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence in Haiti, An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis, Michaelle Darley Pierre

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Dissertation: The Effect of Training and Institutional Support on Title IX Coordinators' Responses to Sexual Violence on College Campuses, Mercedes M. Pino

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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): Modifying the Relational Suicide Assessment for Use with Latinx LGB Adolescents, Daphne Pozo

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Study Exploring Motivation and Engagement Among Millennial Volunteers in Nonprofit Organizations, Joanne Quinones

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Dissertation: Adverse Childhood Experiences, Attachment, and PTSD Symptoms Among Male Offenders in Court-Ordered Diversion, Michael A. Quinones

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Dissertation: Effectiveness of a Manual Therapy Approach in Treatment of Patients with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Haitham Ramadan

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Thesis: The Sedimentology of Cay Sal Bank - an Incipiently Drowned Carbonate Platform, Luis Ramirez

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Dissertation: The Factors That Impact Patient Portal Utilization, William Carroll Reed

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Dissertation: Baccalaureate Nurses’ Experiences and Understanding of Adults Living with Sickle Cell Disease, Shelia Ann Reid

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Dissertation: Thrust Joint Manipulation to the Cervical Spine in Participants with a Primary Complaint of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD): A Randomized Clinical Trial, Breanna C. Reynolds

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Dissertation: Knock Knock! Who’s There? Exploring the Functions of Play and Humor During Bowen Family Systems Theory Training, Helen Reynolds

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Improving Real-Time Intrusion Detection in Dynamic Networks with Highly Imbalanced Data Using a Multi-Agent Architecture Approach, Anh-Hong Nguyen Rucker

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Dissertation: Architecture, Emotion, and Conflict Resolution: The Power of Space in Developing or Obstructing Human Identity, Peren Sabuncu

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Dissertation: An investigation of electronic Protected Health Information (e-PHI) privacy policy legislation in California for seniors using in-home health monitoring systems, Robert Lee Saganich

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Dissertation: E-Cigarettes: Perceived Harm among Youth in the United States, Sherbert Samuels

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Dissertation: Measuring Employee Job Satisfaction During Workplace Downsizing, Trina Sanders

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Dissertation: Truth Talks: How North America’s Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Engage the Public in Change, Lawrence Schooler

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Dissertation: An Instructional Designer Competency Framework for Complex Learning Designs, David Alan Schubert

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Dissertation: Clinical Director Perspectives on Decision Making of Family Involvement with Clients at Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Centers, Lauren Amber Serdencuk

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Dissertation: The Political Animal: The Animal Rights Movement and Public Policy, Dorothy Jean Simnett

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Capstone: Creating Confident and Connected Families: A Program to Improve Parental Self-Efficacy in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Kelly Simpson

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Dissertation: Transgender Parent Differentiation: A Heuristic Phenomenological Study, Eva Smidova

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Dissertation: A Comprehensive Cybersecurity Defense Framework for Large Organizations, Willarvis Smith

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Dissertation: “Square Peg in a Round Hole” An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Workers’ Experiences with Workplace Conflict, Katherine Joanna Sosa

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Dissertation: The Concrete Rose: A Phenomenological Study of African American Women’s Postgraduate Matriculation Experiences, Anne-Marie L. Soto

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Dissertation: Post-decisional Conflict in Selecting Cancer Treatments: Perception of Information Disclosure may Influence Decisional Conflict, Decisional Regret, and Self-Acceptance in Bereaved Parents of Children with Cancer, Danielle De Santis Sperandeo

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Dissertation: Lived Experience of Post-licensure Nurses in a Perioperative Clinical Rotation, Amy Stahley

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Thesis: Effects of deposited sediment and turbidity on survival and growth of Orbicella faveolata recruits, Morgan Stephenson