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: 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 - 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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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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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

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Dissertation: The Effects of Students with Disabilities Implementing Postsecondary Transition Plans, Joseph Daniel Rodgers

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Dissertation: Elementary Principals' Perceptions of Conflicts with Teachers in Elementary Schools: A Phenomenological Study, Daryl C. Roselle

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Dissertation: The Effects of Specific Behavioral Interventions on Vocal Stereotypy: A Systematic Review, Halee R. Royal

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of the Prioritization of Male Siblings on Nigerian Women and Gender Equality: A Phenomenological Research Study, Iyen Elizabeth Salami

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Dissertation: A Knowledge Management System (KMS) Using a Storytelling-based Approach to Collect Tacit Knowledge, Nicholas Shaw

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Capstone: Exploring Incivility among Nursing and Health Science Students: A Descriptive Study, Diane Louise Smith

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Thesis: Heavy Metal Accumulation in Seagrasses in Southeastern Florida, Erin Smith

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Thesis: Evaluating the Efficacy of Using Geomorphology as a Surrogate to Benthic Habitat on the Miami Terrace, Kim D. Smith

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Dissertation: A Novel Cooperative Intrusion Detection System for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Adam Solomon

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Dissertation: Impact of an Exercise Program on Stress, Fatigue, and Quality of Life for Individuals Living with Primary Immunodeficiency Disease, Kerri Sowers

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Dissertation: Stop and Frisk among College-Educated Police Officers in Suburban Western Pennsylvania: An Exploratory Study, John F. Swank

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Dissertation: Balancing the domestic violence equation: Exploring Trinidadian men’s perspectives on male marginalization and why men perpetrate domestic violence, Michelle A. Thomas

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Dissertation: Machine Learning for Exploring State Space Structure in Genetic Regulatory Networks, Rodney H. Thomas

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Dissertation: Evaluation of The Relationally Based “Calm-Driven” Service Training for the Automotive Industry, Based on The New World Kirkpatrick Model, Katia Tikhonravova

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Thesis: Age and Growth of Hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus) in Southeast Florida, Ian A. Towne

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Dissertation: Wireless Sensor Network Clustering with Machine Learning, Larry Townsend

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Dissertation: Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis: Exploring the Experiences of Eye Bank Coordinators When Approaching Families of Decedents for Eye Donation, Concetta Triglia

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Thesis: Rare Parthenogenic Reproduction in a Common Reef Coral, Porites astreoides, Alicia A. Vollmer

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Dissertation: The Sudanese Indigenous Model for Conflict Resolution: A case study to examine the relevancy and the applicability of the Judiyya model in restoring peace within the ethnic tribal communities of the Sudan, Abdul S. Wahab

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Dissertation: Using Web Conferencing Technology to Foster Inclusive Course Experiences for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students, Elissa Weeden

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Virtual School Leaders’ Experiences and Perspectives of the Benefits of and Barriers to Kindergarten Through Grade 12 Virtual Schools in Florida, Erika Weiss

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Thesis: The role of ontogenetic habitat shifts on the parasite communities of five South Florida fishes, Brittany Nicole White

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Thesis: Microbiome Diversity of Coastal Tidal Floodwater in Southeastern Florida, Marissa Wickes

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Dissertation: Parents of War: A Grounded Theory Study of the Experience of Parenting Through the War Experience, Margaret Wilkie

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Thesis: Trophic Ecology and Parasitism of a Mesopelagic Fish Assemblage, Matthew Woodstock

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Dissertation: OER Adoption in Higher Education: A Case Study of Stakeholders’ Perceptions at a Florida State College, Rebekah Elisabeth Wright

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Negotiations Within – Cross Case Analysis, Onur Yuksel

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Thesis: Genomic Analysis of Acropora cervicornis Mucus and Sediments in the Florida Keys Tavernier Nursery, Rachel Zimmerman

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Dissertation: Brother’s Keeper: Self-Discovery, Social Support, and Rehabilitation through In-Prison Peer Mentorship, Rebekah Zwick

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Declining Student Persistence in Distance Learning on American College Completion Goals, Francine Adams

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Dissertation: "Hakuna Matata” (No More Worries) - Integrating Indigenous Systems of Conflict Resolution into the Formal System of Government Administration in Cameroon: Case Study of the Ekpe Society of Manyu Division, Stephen O. Agbor

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Dissertation: The Influence of Trauma, Locus of Control, And Health-Related Quality Of Life on a Child’s Self-Worth, Anita Alexander

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Dissertation: Transformations in United States Policy toward Syria Under Bashar Al Assad A Unique Case Study of Three Presidential Administrations and a Projection of Future Policy Directions, Mohammad Alkahtani

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Dissertation: Painting our conflicts: A Thematic Analysis Study on The role of artists in peacemaking and conflict resolution, Kumail M. Almusaly

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Thesis: Reef Fish Assemblage Biogeography Along the Florida Reef Tract, Cory Ames

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Dissertation: The Efficacy of Perceived Big Data Security, Trust, Perceived Leadership Competency, Information Sensitivity, Privacy Concern and Job Reward on Disclosing Personal Security Information Online, Iqbal Amiri

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Dissertation: Church Hurt: A Phenomenological Exploration of the Lived Experiences of Survivors, Raquel Anderson

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Dissertation: I am Human, Too! An Analysis of Conflict Resolution Theories and Their Applicability to the LGBTQ Community, Jaime Anzalotta

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Dissertation: Predicting Cardiovascular Fitness in Ethnic Minority Youth: A Comparison of Demographic, Body Composition, and Physical Activity Variables, Steven Arcidiacono

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Dissertation: Enhanced Prediction of Network Attacks Using Incomplete Data, Jacob D. Arthur

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Dissertation: Data Masking, Encryption, and their Effect on Classification Performance: Trade-offs Between Data Security and Utility, Juan C. Asenjo

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Dissertation: PTSD Subtypes, Depressive Presentation, Dissociation, and Cognitive Appraisals and Their Impact on Cardiovascular Reactivity Responses to Stress, Dyona Augustin

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Dissertation: "Youn Ede Lòt”: Help-Seeking Among Haitians, Josie A. Augustin

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Dissertation: A Case Study of Cross-Cultural Complexities and Interpersonal Conflict Faced by Project Managers in Multicultural Software Development Project Teams, Hilary T. Aza

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Thesis: Emerging Hotspot Analysis of Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) Mortality (1974-2012), Crystal Ann Bass

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Dissertation: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis A Social Revolution: International Yogi PeaceBuilders, Jodie M. Berman

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Dissertation: Behavioral Intention and Use Behavior of Social Networking Websites among Senior Adults, Andrew M. Berry

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Thesis: Environmental Factors Affecting Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) Nesting, Hatching, and Incubation Patterns in Broward County, Florida, Zoey Ellen Best

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Dissertation: PERSONAL POWER AND TRUST AS MEDIATORS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SERVANT LEADERSHIP AND AFFECTIVE ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT, George D. Bingham

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Dissertation: Towards a Conceptual Framework for Persistent Use: A Technical Plan to Achieve Semantic Interoperability within Electronic Health Record Systems, Shellon Blackman-Lees

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Dissertation: Effect of Slant Boards in Combination with Handwriting Practice, Kristen N. Brevoort

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Dissertation: Cyber Bullying: A Quantitative Study on the Perceptions and Experiences of Female Emirati University Students, Michael R. Brochu

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Thesis: Mapping the Spatial-Temporal Variation in Ras Ghanada Seagrass Meadows and Sand Shoals between 1996, 2006 & 2012, Ryan Brookbank

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Development of Strategic Fundraising Practices for Divisions of Student Affairs at 4-year Public Flagship Institutions, DeShanna K. Brown

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Next Disaster… Will Be Televised: An Exploratory Qualitative Media Analysis of Hurricane Preparedness in Television Newscasts, Tyra L. Brown

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Computer-Assisted Writing on Improving Writing Scores for Urban Eighth-Grade Students, Latilya W. Butler

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Analysis of Training Needs for Providers of Transition Services for the Deaf/Blind, Kelly M. Castino

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Dissertation: Contextualizing Secure Information System Design: A Socio-Technical Approach, Abdul Rahim Charif

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Dissertation: Conflict, Clergy and Culture: A Phenomenological Study Exploring the Identities and Conflict Resolution Approaches of Jamaican Church Leaders Residing in South Florida, Davina Clarke

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Comparison of Leadership Development Between Students Attending Community Colleges Versus 4-Year Colleges, Christopher L. Clonzen

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Thesis: Evaluating the Ecological Status of the Introduced Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus) in Florida: Forecasting Presence and Population Expansion Using Computational Geographic Information Systems, Noah G. Cohen

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Thesis: The Relationship between Near Shore Hardbottom Exposure and Benthic Community Composition and Distribution in Palm Beach County, FL, Kristen A. Cumming

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: All Students Are Not Equal: A Case Study of Geometry Teachers’ Instructional Strategies When Trained in Multiple-Intelligence-Based Practices in Secondary Classrooms, Cassandre Davis

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Exploring the Experiences and Effects of International School Changes of ‘Third Culture Kids’, Ryan Dellos

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Thesis: "The Effects of Ocean Warming and Sedimentation on the Survival and Growth of Acropora cervicornis" and "Differential Prevalence of Chimerism during Embryogenesis in Corals", Hayley De Marchis

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Dissertation: The Impact of Small Group Intervention Focusing on Operations With Rational Numbers on Students’ Performance in the Florida Algebra I End-of-Course Examination, Evelyn Dopico