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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Thesis: Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Analysis of Mangrove Ecosystems Using GIS, Kayla Caldwell

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Dissertation: Neck Muscle Composition in Persistent Whiplash Associated Disorder: A Relationship with Disability, Bradford G. Callan

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Dissertation: A Novel Cognitive Stress Test for the Detection of Early Alzheimer’s Disease in African Americans, Kimberly Capp

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Dissertation: Measuring the Social and Emotional Skills of Hispanic American Students in an Afterschool Karate Program, Noel Adrian Castillo

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Factors Affecting Software Defined Networking Adoption by Research and Educational Networks, Vasilka Chergarova

Dissertation: Exploring Young Refugees’ Potential for an Alternative to Non-Violent Political Resistance in Western Sahara, Sabrina Chikhi

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Thesis: Fish Assemblages Associated with a Newly Deployed Eco-Engineered Artificial Seawall in the Intercoastal Waters of Port Everglades, Olmo Cinti

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Dissertation: Neurophysiological Effects of Dry Needling to the Thoracolumbar Junction Multifidi in Subjects with Low Back Pain and Decreased Hamstring Length, Nicole Ginette Clark

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Dissertation: Organizational Conflict and Perceptions of Gender Equality in the United States Military, April Coan

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Dissertation: Voice of the Employer: A Mixed-Methods Study of Winning Messages for NLRB Elections, John Mark Codd

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Dissertation: An Empirical Assessment of Audio/Visual/Haptic Alerts and Warnings to Mitigate Risk of Phishing Susceptibility in Emails on Mobile Devices, Molly Marie Cooper

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Dissertation: The Impact of Self-Efficacy, Teacher Mentoring and Administrative Support on Teacher Retention in Title 1 Schools, Holly Cwiklinski

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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): Creative Use of Vision Boards in SFBT: A Training for Therapists, Janel Daniel

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Dissertation: Presidential Authoritarianism in the United States and Russia During the Metamodern Era, Christopher Davis

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Dissertation: Cybersecurity Risk-Responsibility Taxonomy: The Role of Cybersecurity Social Responsibility in Small Enterprises on Risk of Data Breach, Keiona Davis

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Dissertation: The Second Shift.” Female Police Officers and the struggle of Work/Life Balance and Promotion, Ashlyn DeCruise-Fortune

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Dissertation: Cognitive Performance In A Retired NFL Population: Does Position Played And Racial Identity Impact Cognition?, Kimberly Chantelle Diah

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Dissertation: Unsolvable? Assessing the Accuracy of Missing Person Case Data, Scott Duncan

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Dissertation: Impact of Strength and Range of Motion on Loss of Ambulation and Functional Change Measures in Boys with DMD, Tina Duong

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Dissertation: An Empirical Assessment of Cybersecurity Readiness and Resilience in Small Businesses, Darrell Eilts

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Dissertation: Prediction of Sudden Cardiac Death Using Ensemble Classifiers, Ayman Momtaz El-Geneidy

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Dissertation: Community College Faculty Perceptions of Their Role in Student Retention: A Replicated Study, Maureen Ellis-Davis

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Dissertation: Adaptive Batch Size Selection in Active Learning for Regression, Anthony L. Faulds

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Dissertation: Gender Differences in Management: Employee Preference between Male and Female Managers, Aimee Fernandez

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Dissertation: Psychometric Analyses of a Comprehensive Neuropsychological Battery for Retired NFL Players, Kimberly Ethridge Fitzgibbon

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Dissertation: Understanding the Distinctive Presentations of Therapist Countertransference with Cluster B Personality Disorders, Sara Ashley Florence

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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): Medical Family Therapy Training and Supervision: A Participatory Action Research, Daron Flory

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Capstone: Depression Screening in Outpatient Neurology, Lakicia Foster

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Dissertation: An Investigation of the Factors that Contribute to the Perceived Likelihood of Compliance with the HIPAA Security Rule among Healthcare Covered Entities and Business Associates, James Furstenberg

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Capstone: Implementation of an Anxiety Screening and Treatment Protocol in Primary Care, Danielle E. Garcia

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Thesis: Examination of Parasite Assemblages in Killifish of the Genus Fundulus Across the Atlantic Coast of the United States and Canada, Derek Garvey

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Dissertation: Job Stress Effects on Job Satisfaction and Attrition in 9-1-1 Call Centers, Damarys Jaile Gilligan

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Dissertation: Status of Women’s Leadership in the Instructional Technology Field, 2014-2018, Kerrian A. Gordon

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Dissertation: SNS Use, Risk, and Executive Behavior, Andrew Green

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Dissertation: Teacher Perspectives of Fidelity With Universal Design for Learning in the Classroom, Sharon Rehenea Hamilton

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Dissertation: A Silent Dilemma: The Challenges Black collegiate Women Face Disclosing Sexual Victimization, Lawrence William Henry

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Dissertation: The Impact of Grief Work on Hospice Mental Health Providers Through a Bowen Family Systems Lens, Joshua Hernandez

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Dissertation: Does the Type of Dual Cognitive Task Impact Gait Variability Using the Quantitative Timed Up and Go (QTUG) in Community-Dwelling Adults?, Laurie G. Hiatt

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Dissertation: Toward A Biopsychosocial Model of Obesiy: Can Psychological Well-Being Be the Bridge to Integration?, Alexia Holovatyk

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Dissertation: Establishing Teaching Presence in Higher Education Online Mathematics Courses: A Phenomenological Study, Deltrye Eagle Holt

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Dissertation: Stakeholder Perceptions on Transitioned Foster Youth Work Outcomes: A Mixed Methods Study in San Antonio, Bonnie Inkel

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Dissertation: Conflict Resolution: A Critical Analysis of the Challenges of the Government Amnesty Program in the Niger Delta and the Way Forward, Sarah Emmanuel Isong

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Dissertation: Smart Privacy for IoT: Privacy Embedded Design for Home Automation Systems, Love James

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Dissertation: Sin Papeles: The Experiences of Undocumented Central American Immigrants in the United States, Elizabeth Jarquin

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Dissertation: Can A Prescribed Walking Program with or without Monitoring Impact Dizziness in the Older Adults? A Pilot Study, Amie Marie Jasper

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Dissertation: Employers’ Attitudes Towards Individuals With a Physical Disability During the Hiring Process, Alix Jean-Joseph

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Dissertation: Improving Educational Experiences of Students With Disabilities at a Private Postsecondary University, Levenle Jean-Joseph

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Dissertation: PTSD and Immunological Correlations Of Attention and Working Memory in Gulf War Illness, Mary Jeffrey

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Dissertation: Development of Criteria for Mobile Device Cybersecurity Threat Classification and Communication Standards (CTC&CS), Emmanuel Jigo

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Study on the Perceived Value of Emotional Intelligence Training on Foster Parents, Omar Shere Johnson

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Dissertation: Integrating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Processes with Information-Processing Theory in Anxious Early Adolescents, Gilly Kahn

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Dissertation: Conflict Style is not a Label: The Relationship of Age, Education Level, Work Level, Reason for Assessment, and Time Between Assessments to Conflict Style Change, Michael P. Kelly

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Dissertation: Reducing BitTorrent Download Time via Handshake-Based Switching, Elliotte Kim

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Dissertation: Understanding BYOD Implementation Experiences of School Teachers and Administrators: A Phenomenological Perspective, Sophia Lafayette-Lause

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Thesis: A Temporal Analysis of the Euphausiid Assemblage in the Gulf of Mexico after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, with Notes on Seasonal Reproduction, Nathan A. La Spina

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Dissertation: The Influence of Cognitive Factors and Personality Traits on Mobile Device User's Information Security Behavior, Nils Lau

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Dissertation: Development and validation of the Self-Management Assessment for the Residuum and prosThesis (S.M.A.R.T.), Daniel Joseph Lee

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Study of Collaborative Lesson Planning for Teachers of Students With Significant Cognitive Disabilities, Wendy K. Lee

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Dissertation: A PCNN Framework for Blood Cell Image Segmentation, Carol D. Lenihan

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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): An Action Research Study: The Development and Implementation of “The Talk” Parent Workshop for Hispanic Families Facing Multigenerational Childhood Sexual Abuse Utilizing a Bowen Systems Lens, Nicole Linardi

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Dissertation: An Efficiency Tactic for Behavioral Skills Training, Brian Liu-Constant

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Dissertation: The Effects of Sleep Restriction on Biological, Psychological, and Neurocognitive Measures of Health, Margaret S. Lorenzetti

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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): Exploring the Experience of Married Couples Making the Decision of Whether or Not to Have a First Child, Liana Lorenzo-Echeverri

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Dissertation: Classifying Relations using Recurrent Neural Network with Ontological-Concept Embedding, Mario J. Lorenzo

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Dissertation: The Conundrum of Both/And in a World of Either/or: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis of Resilience and Intersectional Identities in Queer Women of Afro-Caribbean Descent, Stephane Louis

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Dissertation: The Impact of Globalization as an Economic Theory on the Mass Migration of Vulnerable Populations, Amalia Luxardo

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Dissertation: Psychometric Evaluation of the Eyberg Child Behavior Inventory in an Ethnically Diverse Sample, Elizabeth Machado

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Dissertation: Understanding Effective Orientation Practices From Orientation Professionals at Public HBCUs, Ronnie Mack Jr

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Healthcare Systems Design: The Impact of Technological and Regulatory Changes on the Experience of Workplace Conflict for Healthcare Professionals, Sara Mammarella

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Dissertation: Perspectives on Postsecondary Correctional Education from the Previously Incarcerated Student: An Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods Design Study, Ana C. Maria

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Dissertation: The Impact of Bankruptcy, Duty Related Stress and Policing in Detroit, Sarah Markel

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Dissertation: UNIX Administrator Information Security Policy Compliance: The Influence of a Focused SETA Workshop and Interactive Security Challenges on Heuristics and Biases, John Palmer McConnell

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Dissertation: Alternate Route - An Examination of Alternatively Certified Teachers' Job Satisfaction and Self-Efficacy, Adrienne W. McElroy

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Dissertation: Gangs, Victim/Offender Overlap and Informal Settlements: Their Role in the Portmore Homicide Crisis, Jason Andre McKay

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Dissertation: ASD Training: Knowledge, Attitudes & Perceptions of a South Georgia Police Officer, Heather Banks McNeal

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Dissertation: Law Enforcement Officers as Victims of Felonious Killings and Assaults: An Analysis of the Predictors of Lethality and the Likelihood of Officer Assault or Death, Gabriella Mercado

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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): Evaluating the Collaborative Process Training Gaps: What is Missing for Mental Health Professionals?, Rachel Dahlia Merlin

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Thesis: Predation Efficiency and Prey Choice of Estuarine Organisms Under Varying Anthropogenic Light Types and Intensities, Carmen Montalvo

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Dissertation: An Exploration of Barriers and Supports of High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) Graduates Transitioning to Postsecondary Education, Chanell Butler Morello

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Thesis: Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis) and Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Nearshore Distribution, Bimini, The Bahamas, Skylar L. Muller

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Dissertation: Students’ Perceptions of Their Community Service Experience Based on High School Resources, Brooke A. Muriello

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Dissertation: Deep Neural Networks for Sentiment Analysis in Tweets with Emoticons, Mutharasu Narayanaperumal

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Dissertation: Perceptions of Barriers in Prosecuting Human Trafficking Cases, Jennifer Nelms

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Dissertation: Does One Session of Pre-Operative Pelvic Floor Muscle Training Aid in Improving Urinary Incontinence Immediately Following Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy? A Retrospective and Pilot Study, Francine Noel-Ford

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Dissertation: Predictive Accuracy of Recommender Algorithms, William Blake Noffsinger

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Dissertation: The Effect of Strikes on Students Who Attended Imo State University, Nigeria, from 2012 -2017: A Phenomenological Study, Innocent Okechukwu Ntiasagwe

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Dissertation: Examining the Creation of Information Privacy Culture in Healthcare Organizations to Achieve Collective HIPAA Compliance Practice, Osborne Obeng

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Dissertation: The Gendered Context of System Experience and its Impact on Girls in the Juvenile Justice System, Vanessa Patino Lydia

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Dissertation: Doctor-Patient Communication: The Experiences of Black Caribbean Women Patients With Diabetes, Rosanne Paul-Bruno

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Dissertation: A Comparative Study on Parental Involvement, Roldens Paulynice

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Dissertation: Self-Service Technology in a Library System: An Examination of Potential Library Member Adoption of Self-Service Checkout at a Southeastern County Library System, Grace Keisha Phillips-Daley

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Dissertation: Exploration of the Wechsler Memory Scale Fourth Edition (WMS-IV) Designs Content and Spatial Memory Scales, Maya Pinjala

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Dissertation: Happy Tears: An Evocative Autoethnography on an Adoptee’s Development of Identity through Reunification, Jessica Popham

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Dissertation: The Morning After: A Phenomenological Approach to Understanding the Process of Repair and Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Clergy Sexual Misconduct, Damion Taj Quaye

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Dissertation: Therapeutic Autoethnography: From Epiphany to Catharsis, Kelsey Railsback

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Dissertation: Critical Care Nurses’ Perceptions of Safety Related to Using Complex Medical Devices in Daily Nursing Practice, Violet Rhagnanan-Kramer

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Dissertation: Are Finger Width Palpation, Tape Measure, and Caliper Reliable, Valid, and Accurate to Diagnose Diastasis Recti Abdominis (DRA)?, Tamara L. Roehling

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Dissertation: Prostitution in Havana, Cuba, A Conflict Analysis of “The Phenomenon of Jineterismo in Havana, Cuba.” A Narrative Study, Nery Roman

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Dissertation: Exploring the Professional Development of MFT Students Enrolled in Equine Assisted Family Therapy Coursework: An Experiential Learning Modality, Natalie Rothman

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Dissertation: Impact of Physical Therapist Attitudes and Beliefs on the Outcomes of Patients with Low Back Pain, Adam P. Rufa