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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Dissertation: Leading Change Together: Reducing Organizational Structural Conflict through a Dialogic OD Approach using Liberating Structures, Barbara Allen

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Dissertation: Knowledge Sharing Among Academics in Higher Education Institutions in Saudi Arabia, Fahad M. Alsaadi

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Thesis: Indirect Effects of Ocean Warming and Acidification on the Realized Recruitment of Agaricia agaricites, Allan Anderson

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Dissertation: Evaluation of Machine Learning Techniques for Early Identification of At-Risk Students, Mansour Hamoud Awaji

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Dissertation: An Investigation of the Interaction between Organizational Culture and Knowledge Sharing through Socialization: A Multi-Level Perspective, Ali Baker

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Study of Methamphetamine and Heroin Users’ Arrest Experiences, James Bardon

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Dissertation: Assessing Training Impact: Exploring Perspectives on Leadership Training in Healthcare through a Multi-frame Lens, Nekeisha G. Bascombe

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Dissertation: Sexualized Black Bodies: The Lived Experiences and Perceptions of Diasporic Ghanaian Women within The United States as it Relates to Black Sexuality, Yaa Bempa-Boateng

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Dissertation: High School Peer Counseling: Understanding the Impact of a Systemic Training Incorporating Bowen Concepts, Christina Elizabeth Berdebes

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Dissertation: Academically Resistant Athletes: Victims of ACEs or Commodities of the System, Melnee Berry

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Dissertation: An Empirical Assessment of Senior Citizens’ Cybersecurity Awareness, Computer Self-Efficacy, Perceived Risk of Identity Theft, Attitude, and Motivation to Acquire Cybersecurity Skills, Carlene G. Blackwood-Brown

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Thesis: Pathogen Transmission Techniques and Genotypic Resistance to Disease in the Threatened Coral, Acropora cervicornis, Megan Bock

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Dissertation: Senior Nursing Students' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceived Competency about Older Adults, Deborah Denise Brabham

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Dissertation: Assessing the Role of Critical Value Factors (CVFs) on Users’ Resistance of Urban Search and Rescue Robotics, Marion A. Brown

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Dissertation: Database Streaming Compression on Memory-Limited Machines, Damon F. Bruccoleri

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Dissertation: Countering Violent Extremism in Peshawar Pakistan, Licona Bryan

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Dissertation: An Autoethnographic Exploration of Hypnotherapeutic Experience, Jimena Castro

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Dissertation: Novel Alert Visualization: The Development of a Visual Analytics Prototype for Mitigation of Malicious Insider Cyber Threats, Karla A. Clarke

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Thesis: Empirical Validation and Comparison of the Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM) Between the Gulf of Mexico and the Tongue of the Ocean, Cynthia A. Cleveland

Dissertation: Suspicion, Suspicion: Police Perceptions of Juveniles as the “Symbolic Assailant”, Andrea R. Coleman

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Thesis: Ecological Correlates of Community Structure in Seagrass-Associated Fishes in North Biscayne Bay and Port of Miami, Florida, Elizabeth F. Colhoun

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Dissertation: Influence of a post-­graduate physical therapy residency program on clinical reasoning, professional development, and career advancement in Nairobi, Kenya, Shala Cunningham

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Dissertation: Standardizing Instructional Definition and Content Supporting Information Security Compliance Requirements, Theresa Curran

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Dissertation: Correctional Academic Education: A Qualitative Inquiry of Quality, Value, and Effectiveness, Michelle Currier

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Dissertation: Autoethnography of a Whitegirl Marriage and Family Therapist's Experience Working on the Rez, Andrea L. Cuva

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Dissertation: A Critical Analysis of Presidential Term Limits in Africa: A Mixed-Methods Case Study of Causes of Political Violence in Burundi, Foday Darboe

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Dissertation: Machine Learning Methods for Septic Shock Prediction, Aiman A. Darwiche

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Dissertation: Turbulent and Electromagnetic Signature of Small- and Fine-scale Biological and Oceanographic Processes, Cayla Whitney Dean

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Dissertation: Assistive Technology Guidelines for Higher Education Disability Support Staff, Brenda DeLee

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Thesis: A Comparison of Benthic Habitats and Faunas Between the Miami Terrace (Proposed Calypso Pipeline Site) and the Pourtales Terrace (Coral Habitat of Particular Concern), Laura Dell

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Dissertation: An Operational Management Competency Model for Online Education Administrators, Fanniel Demarks

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Dissertation: Exploring the Experiences of Clinicians Dually-trained in Behavior Analysis and Family Therapy Working with Families Facing Autism, Janessa Dominguez

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Thesis: Microbial Ecology of South Florida Surface Waters: Examining the Potential for Anthropogenic Influences, Chase P. Donnelly

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Capstone: Lose to Win: Fighting Obesity in the Workplace, Latoya Dotson

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Uncovering the Role of Propagule Pressure in Determining Establishment Success Using a Synthetic Biology Approach, Michael D. Dressler

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Dissertation: Shoulder-Specific Patient Reported Outcome Measures for Use in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer:An Assessment of Reliability, Construct Validity, and Overall Appropriateness of Test Score Interpretation Using Rasch Analysis, Melissa Michelle Eden

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Dissertation: Identifying Factors Contributing Towards Information Security Maturity in an Organization, Madhuri M. Edwards

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Thesis: Peruvian Pinnipeds as Archivists of ENSO Effects, Mickie Rae Edwards

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Thesis: Genetic Population and Evolutionary Dynamics of the Angel Sharks, Squatina spp., Cristin Keelin Fitzpatrick

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Dissertation: A Few Good Men: Narratives of Racial Discrimination Impacting Male African American/Black Officers in the United States Marine Corps, Peter D. Freeburn

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Thesis: Characterization of the Bioluminescent Symbionts from Ceratioids Collected in the Gulf of Mexico, Lindsay L. Freed

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Dissertation: A Grounded Theory Investigation of Adaptations to Adverse Childhood Experiences, Jeffrey Michael Friedman

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Dissertation: Development, Implementation, and Assessment of an Online Doctoral Student Orientation, Russell J. Garner

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Dissertation: Preparation, Protection, Connection and Embodiment: A Phenomenological Exploration of the Value of Spiritual Self-Care for Conflict Professionals, Diane Marie Gaston

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Dissertation: Domestic Extremism Violence Facing U.S. Law Enforcement, How Can These Threats Be Mitigated?, Matthew R. Gilbert

Dissertation: From School to Prison: Assessing the Impact of Non-systemic Contributors to the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Jonathan W. Glenn

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Dissertation: Population dynamics of the threatened staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis, and the development of a species-specific monitoring protocol, Elizabeth Goergen

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Dissertation: Intraprofessional Conflict among Registered Nurses in Hospital Nursing: A Phenomenological Study of Horizontal Violence and Bullying, Joyce A. Goff

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between Adolescent Suicidality and Engagement in Risky Behaviors, Elissa Rebecca Golden

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Thesis: Effect of Three Different Contamination Removal Methods on Bond Strength of Ceramic To Enamel Contaminated With Aluminum Chloride and Ferric Sulfate, Cesar Gonzalez

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Dissertation: Comparing Training Methodologies on Employee’s Cybersecurity Countermeasures Awareness and Skills in Traditional vs. Socio-Technical Programs, Jodi Goode

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Dissertation: Assessing Instructed Feigner's Response to the Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scale, Stephen Scott Grabner

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Dissertation: Gun-Free Zones: A Geographical Opinion Study on Attitudes Toward Gun-Free Zones and the Safety Impact on Residents, Sean Grier

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Thesis: Parasitic Indicators of Foraging Strategies in Wading Birds, Sarah Gumbleton

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Dissertation: Factors That Contribute to The Resistance to Cloud Computing Adoption by Tech Companies vs. Non-Tech Companies, Zadok Hakim

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Capstone: Nurse-Driven Protocol to Reduce Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections, Elva Hamilton

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Dissertation: Semi-Informed Multi-Agent Patrol Strategies, Chad E. Hardin

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Thesis: Ecophysiology of lionfish metabolic and visual systems: Are there physiological limits to inshore invasion?, Aaron Hasenei

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Dissertation: Effect of Individual Height and Testing Methods on Outcome of the Forward Functional Reach Test, Jill Elaine Heitzman

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Thesis: Identifying Disease-Resistant and Thermal-Tolerant Genotypes in the Threatened Staghorn Coral, Acropora cervicornis, Morgan V. Hightshoe

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Dissertation: The Effects of Student Activity Dashboards on Student Participation, Performance, and Persistence, Edwin Hill

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Dissertation: Conservation of Limited Resources: Design Principles for Security and Usability on Mobile Devices, Ann-Marie Horcher

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Dissertation: Development of a Client-Side Evil Twin Attack Detection System for Public Wi-Fi Hotspots based on Design Science Approach, Liliana R. Horne

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Dissertation: Development and Validation of a Proof-of-Concept Prototype for Analytics-based Malicious Cybersecurity Insider Threat in a Real-Time Identification System, Angel L. Hueca

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Dissertation: Transforming the Dagbon Chieftaincy Conflict in Ghana: Perception on the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Ahmed-Rufai Ibrahim

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Dissertation: A Living Nightmare: A Phenomenological Study of Black Males' Lived Experiences of Racial Profiling During Traffic Stops, James C. Jackson III

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Imprint of Racism: A Phenomenological Study on White Adult Males' Exposure to Racial Antipathy, Historical Stereotypes, and Polarization Towards African Americans and Their Transformational Journey Towards Racial Reconciliation, Wynona Yvonne James

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Thesis: Spatiotemporal Change in the Benthic Community of Southeast Florida, Nicholas P. Jones

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Thesis: Patterns in Caribbean Coral Spawning, Anna C. Jordan

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Dissertation: Metrics for Aspect Mining Visualization, Gisle J. Jorgensen

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Dissertation: Shoulder Symptom Irritability: Development and Testing of a New Construct, Stephen Michael Kareha

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Thesis: Effect of Air-abrasion Preparation on Shear Bond Strength of Orthodontic Brackets to Enamel Surface, Elliott Katz

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Dissertation: Relationship between Affordable Care Act and Emergency Department Visits, Dovison Kereri

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Dissertation: Environmental Controls on Depositional Patterns of Isolated Carbonate Platforms, Jeremy M. Kerr

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Dissertation: Association between Immunological Reactivity with Tetrabromobisphenol-A and Autoimmune Target Sites of the Nervous System, Datis Kharrazian

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Dissertation: The Influence of Website Design on Online Trust in Electronic Commerce Retailing Environments, Dinesh Khialani

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Dissertation: Crime Scene Behaviors of Rampage School Shooters: Developing Strategies for Planning, Response, and Investigation of Multiple-Victim Shooting Incidents on School Campuses, Michael Knox

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Dissertation: Citizens Experience of Inequitable Distributive Justice in Mineral Resource Revenues in Tanzania: A phenomenological Inquiry, Marylin K. Lameck

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Dissertation: Physical Therapists’ Beliefs about Preparation to Work in Special Care Nurseries and Neonatal Intensive Care Units, Joyce Lammers

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Dissertation: The Impact of Mindfulness on Non-Malicious Spillage within Images on Social Networking Sites, Angela D. Landress

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Dissertation: Alcohol Misuse Among Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Military Healthcare Professionals, Brian Letourneau

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Dissertation: An Examination of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Older Adults, Morgan Levy

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Dissertation: Perceptions of Female Cybersecurity Professionals Toward Factors that Encourage Females to the Cybersecurity Field, Kembley Kay Lingelbach

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Dissertation: Predictors of shoulder injuries in female collegiate swimmers, Eric Lee Lippincott

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Dissertation: Multidimensional Knowledge Flow Dynamics in Context, Lina Lo

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Dissertation: Exploring Generational Differences in Text Messaging Usage and Habits, Daniel Wayne Long

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Dissertation: The Systemic Multigenerational Implications of Education: Second-Generation Haitian- American College Graduates’ Perspectives, Daphney Farah Lundi

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Dissertation: Identity Reconciliation: Understanding the Relationship between the Pursuit of the Ideal-Self and Intrapersonal Conflict, Abdul Mack

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Dissertation: Assessment of Factors Influencing Intent-to-Use Big Data Analytics in an Organization: A Survey Study, Wayne Madhlangobe

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Dissertation: Relationship Between Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging and the Modified Prone Straight Leg Raise Test to Identify Multifidus Weakness, Mitchell T. Maione

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Dissertation: Multi-Robot Complete Coverage Using Directional Constraints, Stefanus Malan

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Dissertation: The Impact of Cost on Feature Selection for Classifiers, Richard Clyde McCrae

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Dissertation: Probabilistic Clustering Ensemble Evaluation for Intrusion Detection, Steven M. McElwee

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Dissertation: Millennial Generation Law Enforcement Academy Recruits and Their Perception of Mental Health, Jeffrey M. McGill

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Thesis: Optimization of Light Irradiance During the Early Life of Sexually-Produced Porites astreoides and Agaricia agaricites Recruits, Nicholas J. McMahon

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Dissertation: Enhancing Collaboration Regarding Long-Term Therapy Planning for Children with Chronic Conditions Using Participatory Action Research, Victoria Ann McQuiddy

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Exploring the ‘Little Engine’ Effect: The Role of Self-Efficacy in Approaching Contamination, Lori Francesca Merling

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Dissertation: Lived Experiences of Congolese Women Refugees Living in Indianapolis: Voices of Women, Nyangau Jane Mokaya

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Dissertation: Structural Violence in the New Hampshire Family Court System: An Autoethnographic Exploration, Ann Marie Moynihan

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Dissertation: The Afghan Women’s Writing Project: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Poetry and Narrative as Conflict Resolution Tools, Saghar L. Naghib