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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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: Aligning Secondary Benchmarks in High School Curriculums Across Content Areas, Michael George Forrest

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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 Study of Factors Contributing to Acculturation Stress for International Graduate Students in a Small Non-Profit Graduate School, Nkenge Friday

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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

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Dissertation: Teachers’ Perceptions of the Use of Graphic Novels to Teach Reluctant Readers, Bret Ginsberg

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: From the Front Line to the Living Room: The Transition of Female Veterans Back Into Civilian Life, Bretia Arrington Gordon

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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 - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Stress on the Turnover Rates for Teachers in Low-Performing Public Elementary Schools, Stacie-Jo Howard

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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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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: Job Satisfaction, Organizational Stress and Use of Force Attitudes Among Patrol Officers in North Carolina, Zachary James Lechette

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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: Adult Nursing Students’ Perceptions of Social Presence in Facilitator-Created Subject- Specific Videos in an Online Nursing Course, Jamie Anne Marcus

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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 - NSU Access Only: An Examination of the Impact of Organizational Culture and Employee Engagement on Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intention in a Nonprofit Organization, Karen Morris-Sweeney

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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

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Thesis: The relationship of endoparasite diversity and feeding ecology in the seabird complex of South Florida, Michael Nakama

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Thesis: Assessment of Metals in Tissues of Marine-Associated Birds in South Florida, Caitlyn A. Nay

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Thesis: A Temporal Analysis of a Deep-Pelagic Crustacean Assemblage (Decapoda: Caridea: Oplophoridae and Pandalidae) in the Gulf of Mexico After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Devan Nichols

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Dissertation: Use of a Telerehabilitation Delivery System for Fall Risk Screening, Robert W. Nithman

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Thesis: The Assemblage Structure and Trophic Ecology of a Deep-Pelagic Fish Family (Platytroctidae) in the Gulf of Mexico, Michael Novotny

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Thesis: Population Dynamics and Genotypic Richness of the Threatened Acropora spp. and their Hybrid in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Hannah F. Nylander-Asplin

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Dissertation: Women’s Experiences in Peace Building Processes: A Phenomenological Study of Undeterred Female Leaders in Northern Nigeria, Roselyn Ifeyinwa Onyegbula

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Research Study on the Treatment Experience of Opioid Addicts: Exploring the Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Conflicts that Opioid Addicts Face During the Treatment Process, Nicole Marie Ouzounian

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Dissertation: Design and Development of Simulation-based Instruction on Meaningful Use and Interprofessionalism Core Competencies in a Healthcare Team-based Learning Environment, Elizabeth Oviawe

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Dissertation: A Bibliometric Analysis of the Proceedings of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) for the 1979-2009 Period, Vandy L. Pacetti-Donelson

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Dissertation: What Do Organizations Learn From Conflict? A Grounded Meta-Analysis Approach to Developing an Integrated Conflict System Roadmap, Raquel Perez

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Dissertation: The Intent of Residence Life Professionals to Leave the Field at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Cletra Natasha Peters

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Dissertation: An Exploratory Study of Selected Policy Diffusions in Judicial Settings, Renee Ann Pistone

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Thesis: Early Life History Response of Reef Building Coral, Orbicella faveolata, to Ocean Acidification and Warming, Kelly A. Pitts

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Dissertation: Beyond Automated Assessment: Building Metacognitive Awareness in Novice Programmers in CS1, James Prather

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Thesis: Species Richness, Diversity, and Abundance of Sponge Communities in Broward County, Florida, 2000-2015, Jessica Price

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Dissertation: Understanding How Generation X and Millennial Entrepreneurs Manage Organizational Conflict, Sidjae T. Price

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Thesis: Identification and spatiotemporal dynamics of tuna (Family: Scombridae; Tribe: Thunnini) early life stages in the oceanic Gulf of Mexico, Nina Pruzinsky

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Dissertation: Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning using Augmented and Virtual Reality in Museum Education, Ronald Punako Jr.

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Dissertation: Collaborating Homeless Outreach in Broward County: A Law Enforcement and Social Services Engagement, Edward Rafailovitc

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Dissertation: Context-Enriched Conversation Analysis of Relational Hypnotherapy with a Client Diagnosed with a Phobia of Blood and Needles, Carlos Armando Ramos

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Study of Federal Policies on Workplace Bullying, Cynthia Mary Reese

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Thesis: Using Twitter as a Pedagogical Resource to Teach First-Year Composition, Carol Reynolds-Srot

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Dissertation: The Lived Experiences of Couples in Long-Term Marriages in which One Partner was a Vietnam Veteran and is Diagnosed with PTSD, Rozetia Richardson

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Dissertation: Dancing with Culture: A Grounded Theory Study on Latin American and Spanish Speaking Caribbean Women Living in the United States Process for Dealing with Internal Conflicts, Iler Leticia Rivera Chicas

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Thesis: Effects of ocean warming, sedimentation, and parental genotype on the post-settlement survival and growth of Acropora cervicornis recruits, Jena Robbins

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Dissertation: A Collaborative Approach With Therapists: Training and Utilizing the Roberts Human Trafficking Tool to Identify Domestic and International Victims of Human Trafficking, Arthrine Meletha Roberts