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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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Dissertation: Increasing Code Completion Accuracy in Pythia Models for Non-Standard Python Libraries, David Buksbaum

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Accumulation of Trace Elements in Northern Sea Otter Vibrissae (Enhydra lutris kenyoni), Kayli L. Burke

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Thesis: Quantifying Phenotypic Variation Among the Head Photophores and Nasal Rosettes of the Myctophid Species, Diaphus Dumerilii in Relation to Body Size, Ryan E. Byrne

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Entry Level Capstone: Accommodated Gymnastics Program for Atypically Developing Children, Ashtin Callahan

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Dissertation: An Analysis on the Effects of Melodic Based Communication Therapy on Verbal Behavior in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Meghan Kathleen Casperson

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Dissertation: Relations between On-the-job Stress, Mental and Physical Health, and Job Satisfaction of Correction Officers, Sarah Chandebal

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Unhealthy and Home: The Lived Experiences of African Americans Impacted by Environmental Racism in the United States, Crystal Chavis

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Actitud del Maestro de Español de Escuela Superior Hacia el uso de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación como Apoyo al Proceso de Enseñanza Aprendizaje, Nahila M. Cintrón Deliz

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Dissertation: Examining the Impact of Postsecondary Correctional Education Programs on Participant Self-Stigmatization: The Student Perspective, Christal M. Clark

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Descriptive Qualitative Study Exploring Opportunities for Minority Faculty Seeking Leadership Positions in Higher Education Through Mentorship, Annette L. Clarke

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Entry Level Capstone: The Implementation of a Career-Readiness Program for Youth in a Group/Foster Care Setting, Brianie Clarke and Brianie Clarke

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Dissertation: Targeting Parental Behavior: Contingency Contracting to Increase Parental Competence and Adherence, Sara Clasky Richardson

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Dissertation: State Attorneys’ Perceptions on the Role of Racial Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System, Allison Cohen

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Dissertation: Conflict and Conflict Resolution in the Workplace: The Cost of Neglect and Mismanagement, Tina Ann Collins

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Dissertation: Factores que Inciden en la Retención de los Estudiantes en Cursos a Distancia en las Instituciones de Educación Superior de la Región Sur de Puerto Rico, Edwin Manuel Colon Marrero

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Dissertation: Propuesta de un Modelo de Enseñanza en las Matemáticas Enfocado en la Solución de Problemas en el Nivel Secundario en Puerto Rico, Carlos J. Colon Rivera

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Dissertation: Virtual School Principals: Responsibilities and Challenges, Lacresha L. Cooper

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Dissertation: Optimizing Constraint Selection in a Design Verification Environment for Efficient Coverage Closure, Vanessa Cooper

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Entry Level Capstone: Exploring the Role of Mentorship in Occupational Therapy Home Health, Lauren E. Coutinho

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Modified Program Evaluation of a Florida State End-of-Course Biology Preparatory Boot Camp, Renee Andrea Crooks

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Dissertation: Evaluation of the Impact of Professional Development on Communication on District and School Leaders, Paul Curtis

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Evaluation of the Impact of Professional Development on Communication on District and School Leaders, Paul A. Curtis

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Dissertation: The Decline of Union Membership and the Resulting Conflicts, Cynthia Cushman

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Dissertation: A Mixed-Method Study on Social Media’s Role in the Health Decision-Making Practices of Black Millennial Women in South Florida, Sashah Damier

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Thesis: Heavy Metal Content in Eggs from Wild and Managed-Care Humboldt Penguins, Mya Daniels-Abdulahad

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Thesis: Age and Growth for Three Members of the Family Gempylidae: Escolar (Lepidocybium Flavobrunnuem), Oilfish (Ruvettus Pretiosus), and Snake Mackerel (Gempylus Serpens), Sydney N. Daniels

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Dissertation: An Explanatory Sequential Mixed Methods Study of Elementary Teachers’ Uses of Technology-Based Assessments, Karmel Davis

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Dissertation: Piney Point Cascading Disaster and Environmental Conflict: An Explanatory Case Study, Ketti Davison

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Dissertation: How Subordinates Describe Their Leader’s Political Skill and Their Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) During a Merger in the Airline Industry in Arizona: A Descriptive Perspective, Conrado Dela Cruz Jr.

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: La Influencia del Liderazgo Transformacional, la Consideración Individualizada en la Satisfacción Laboral Docente en una Escuela del Área Sur de Puerto Rico, Samarie Delgado Santana

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Entry Level Capstone: Understanding Athletes’ Experience when Transitioning to Life Beyond Sport, Mary L. Dell'Arciprete and M Lauren Dell'Arciprete

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Dissertation: A Confluence of Identity, Skepticism, and Acculturation: A Grounded Theory Study on Voter Engagement Among Registered Latin American Immigrant Voters, Oscar de Tuya

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Deficiencias de Destrezas en el Área de la Lectoescritura en los Estudiantes de la Carrera de Derecho en una Universidad Privada de la República Dominicana, Julia Paulina Díaz Ortiz

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Growth Productivity Determines the Inoculum Effect of Aminoglycosides in Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Gabriela Diaz-Tang

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Dominio de Competencias Clínicas y Necesidades de Capacitación de los Patólogos del Habla-Lenguaje (PHL) de Puerto Rico en la práctica de la Telesupervisión en el Contexto Pandémico, Janet Díaz Troncoso

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Dissertation: Strength in Numbers: An Exploratory Case Study on the Impact of Conflict in Multi-institutional Higher Education Collaborations, Michele Robyn Dinicola

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Entry Level Capstone: Physical Wellness Programming for Community-Dwelling Seniors in Local Senior Center for Improved Social, Physical, and Mental Well-being, Steven A. Dinnen

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Effects of Emergency Virtual Learning on Parent-Child Relationships During COVID-19, Sreenidhi Dobbala

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Factores que Inciden en el Liderazgo Efectivo de Equipos Virtuales de Diversos Grupos Generacionales en una Empresa de Consultoría y Tecnología en Puerto Rico, Yvette Marie Domenech Avilés

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Generic Qualitative Study of Parents’ and Teachers’ Online Learning Needs When Schooling Remotely or Face-to-Face, Joy Durant

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Dissertation: Novice Teacher Experiences of Online Reading Instruction During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Deyanira M. Echevarria Candales

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Entry Level Capstone: Long-Term Outcomes of Equine-Assisted Therapy for Veterans with PTSD., Carleigh Emanuel

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Understanding the Perceptions of Teachers of Mandated Response to Intervention Practices in a Small Rural School, Bethany England

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Dissertation: Professional Development and Teachers’ Self-Efficacy Regarding Research-Based Practices for English Language Learners in Middle School, Lydia R. Escobar

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Dissertation: Lens on Conflict: A Content Analysis Study on the Role of Hollywood in U.S. – Iran Relations, Farshad Farahat

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Thesis: Parasites Versus Predation: The Role of Chronic and Acute Parasite Exposure in Infection Risk and Anti-Predator Behavior, Delaney Farrell

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Understanding Parental Involvement in STEM Education for Minority Students: A Qualitative Study, Candace Nashira Finley

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Entry Level Capstone: The Efficacy of Group-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Decreasing Post-Stroke Depression to Improve Functional Outcomes, LINDSAY MARIE FOLSOM

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Dissertation: A Generic Qualitative Study of District, School, and Teacher Leader Experiences With Increasing Reading and Writing Achievement, Jennifer Fowler

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Entry Level Capstone: Geriatric Interest Plan for Individuals with Dementia: Improved Quality of Life, Alexis T. Francois

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Revisión Sistemática del Diseño y Uso de Videos Instruccionales y sus Beneficios para el Aprendizaje, Carlos Baltazar Fregoso Hernández

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Teachers’ Experiences in Implementing Primary School Physical Education Curriculum in Ghana and the United States, Patrick Collins Frempong

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Dissertation: Evaluating Higher Education in Prison Effectiveness by Modality Through Student Success and Retention Rates in California Community Colleges, Peter Michael Fulks

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Dissertation: Perceptions of Business Private Sector Employers on the Employability of Distance-Only Institution Candidates in the United States: A Case Study, Tanacha Gaines

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Dissertation: Law Enforcement Training on Suicide by Cop: Implications of Mental Health Crisis and Encounters With Those Individuals Who Want to Die, Juan C. Garcia

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Thesis: Desperate Larva Or Death Before Dishonor: Can Old Coral Larvae Replenish Degraded Reefs?, Nepsis García Lara

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Thesis: Restoration of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease Susceptible Species in the Arrecife de Puerto Morelos National Park, Mexico Using Colony Microfragmentation, Marina Garmendia

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Dissertation: Exploring Challenges of Undocumented Students in Their Pursuit of Post-Secondary Education, Yveline Gaspard Dulis

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Dissertation: Educators’ and Administrators’ Perceptions, Challenges, and Changes Associated With School District Consolidation, Candace L. Gillespie

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Dissertation: Technological Tools and Methods Used in Formative Assessment Activities, Lisa E. Goldsmith

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Niveles de Competencia Digital del Docente en Línea a partir del Proceso de Capacitación en las Instituciones Universitarias en Puerto Rico, Milka W. González Colón

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Dissertation: Lived Experiences of Emergency Remote Teaching Use by High School Mathematics Teachers During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Glenn E. Gonzalez

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Entry Level Capstone: Pediatric Hand Therapy & Development of Resources for Brachial Plexus Injuries, Brianna M. Gratama Jackson

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Thesis: Psammocora stellata Distribution at Devil's Crown, Floreana Island, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, María José Guarderas Sevilla

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Impacto de las Generaciones y del Género de Estudiantes de Educación Superior en la Innovación Organizacional, Rafael José Guzmán Pereira

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Dissertation: Nivel de Adaptación de los Empleados del Gobierno de Puerto Rico con Respecto al Teletrabajo a través de su Desempeño Laboral, Ricardo Guzman

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Navigating The College Admission Process Roadmap From High School To College With Limited Resources For First-Generation/Low Income Students, Lawanna M. Hair

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Academic Impact of Grade 8 Students Participating in STEM Programs, Susan Ballantine Hall

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Dissertation: Perceptions of Florida Victim Advocates During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Katarina Renee Hamburg

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Integrating Instructional Technology Within Primary Grades to Meet Legislative Mandates to Advance Student Achievement, Courtney Delois Winn Hamilton

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Entry Level Capstone: An Occupation-Based Approach to Postpartum Care: A Pilot Questionnaire, Alexis B. Hawks

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Dissertation: Comparing 1:1 and Small-Group Instruction With Preschool Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Danyel Hen

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Entry Level Capstone - NSU Access Only: Meeting the Needs of Adolescents in Recovery from Substance Use Disorder, Maricela Henlon

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Dissertation: La Efectividad en la Integración de una Biblioteca Virtual en una Biblioteca Escolar de una Institución Educativa Privada en Puerto Rico, Racaly Hernandez Calderon

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: High Residency of a Critically Endangered Hammerhead Shark to a Small Area of the Colombian Pacific Coast: Implications for Marine Protected Area Design, Maria Alejandra Herrera

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Qualitative Case Study on Perceived Readiness for the Diffusion of Blended Learning in TVET Institutions in Jamaica, Roxanne M. Hinds

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Dissertation: First-Line Police Supervisors’ Utilization of Criminal Justice Higher Education, Dennis George Hippert

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Thesis: Evaluating the Effect of Symbiodiniacea on Survival, Growth, and Acquisition of Newly Settled Corals of Three Caribbean Species, Michael B. Hood

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Read 180 on 7th Grade Students’ Reading Proficiency, Angelyn Jackson

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Dissertation: A Study of the Effect of Types of Organizational Culture on Information Security Procedural Countermeasures, Sheri James

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Dissertation: Learning From the Lived Experiences of African American Senior Executives In Fortune 500 Organizations: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study of Black Corporate Trailblazers, Otis G. Jarvis

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Thesis: The Effect of Water Flow Rates on the Survival and Growth Rates of Three Caribbean Bouldering Coral Species Juveniles in an Indoor versus Outdoor Environment, Ian Michael Johnson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Conocimiento y Actitudes de los Profesores Universitarios al Ofrecer Acomodos a Adultos Universitarios con Trastorno de Espectro Autista, Evelyn Jorge Gómez

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Dissertation: The Challenges and Transformative Experiences of Promoting Nonkilling with Anti-Nuclear Weapon Activists and Realists, Roland Joseph

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Dissertation: The Challenges and Transformative Experiences of Promoting Nonkilling with Anti-Nuclear Weapon Activists and Realists, Roland Joseph

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Thesis: The Potential for Top-Down Control of the Corallivorous Gastropod Coralliophila Galea and Its Effect on Coral Reef Ecosystems, Tanya Y. Kamerman

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Dissertation: Assessing Organizational Policy: Preferred Practices for Regulating Vaping in the Work Environment, Ayesha T. Kirk

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Dissertation: Assessing Organizational Policy: Preferred Practices for Regulating Vaping in the Work Environment, Ayesha Temeka Kirk

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Dissertation: Characterizing Ocean Surface and Internal Wave Magnetic Signatures: Laboratory, Field, and Glider-based Observations, John A. Kluge

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Dissertation: Preferred Practices to Retain Black Female Caseworkers Employed in Child Welfare, Anna Koehle

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Entry Level Capstone: Clinical Research Capstone at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Deborah J. Kofsky

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Dissertation: Reducing Workplace Conflict: A Reasonable Expectation?, Stephen Mark Kominek

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Entry Level Capstone: Clinical Practice Skills and Educational Resources for Managing Lymphedema, Grimes-Williams Lacinda

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Thesis: Spawning Asynchrony of the Endangered Acropora cervicornis: Are Light Pollution and Abnormally Warm Temperatures the Culprits?, Krista Laforest

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Entry Level Capstone: Implementation of an Intensive Amplitude-Focused Program with Stroke Patients in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Setting, Lauren R. LaFreniere

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Capstone: The Evolution of Science Education in High School and Undergraduate Institutions, Sanda Lalicic

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Dissertation: Examination of Volunteer Motivations in a Civilian Auxiliary of a Military Branch, Diane T. Lambert

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Dissertation: The Lived Experiences of ESL Nontraditional RRTs While Preparing to Challenge the National Board for Respiratory Care Clinical Simulation Exam, Jose A. Lammoglia

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Dissertation: The Lived Experiences of ESL Nontraditional RRTs While Preparing to Challenge the National Board for Respiratory Care Clinical Simulation Exam, Jose A. Lammoglia

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Dissertation: Enhancing Cultural Intelligence in Global Leaders Through Global Leadership Development Programs: An Exploratory Case Study, Dalmarie Lawrence