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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Capstone: Accessing the Potential Role of Occupational Therapy in the Primary Care Setting, Trudy Bazzy

Entry Level Capstone: Responsive Parenting Promotes Positive Mealtime Dynamics for Children, Nicole Bing

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Dissertation: The art of nursing: perceptions, experiences, and interpretation of value among practicing registered nurses and senior bacclaureate nursing students, Anne Bizup

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Entry Level Capstone: Culminating Project in Hippotherapy and Program Development, Taylor E. Bobo

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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): Clinical Implications and Treatment of Online Infidelity Through a Natural Systems Perspective: A Critical Literature Review, Aleena Sarita Bodoe

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Dissertation: Population Level Impact of Self-Immolation on Burn Unit Resources: A Retrospective Case-Matched Study, Kristina Rosa Cruz Bolling

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Entry Level Capstone: “Adulting” The Life Transition Program for the Typically Developed Highschool Population, Gabriella Bologna

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Entry Level Capstone: Graded Motor Imagery in Hand Therapy Practice, Alexis Brackins

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Dissertation: Online Training to Improve Job Coaches’ Support of Minimally Verbal and Nonverbal Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Erin Brooker Lozott

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Entry Level Capstone: Exploring the Effectiveness of Robotic Exoskeletons in the Acute Care Phase of Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Renee E. Brooks

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Entry Level Capstone: Doctoral Capstone Experience in Program Development - Valley Rescue, Kyra P. Brown

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Dissertation: Auditory Feedback in Integrated Development Environments to Provide Cognitive Support for Novice Developers, Henry F. Bruckman Vargas

Entry Level Capstone: Exploring the Role of Occupational Therapy in Long-Term Recovery for Individuals Post-COVID-19: A Doctoral Capstone Experience, Holly Bull

Entry Level Capstone: Best Practices in IPE Throughout Literature: Identifying Common Supports, Barriers, and Recommendations for Future Program Development, Megan E. Byrne

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Dissertation: Risk Factors and Precursors to Police Suicide, Matthew J. Carpenter

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Dissertation: Strangers in the Classroom: A Study of Black Males, Curriculum Bias, and Protracted Identity Conflict in Public Schools, Adrian N. Carter

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Dissertation: Qualitative Comparative Case Study Exploring the Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Conflicts Experienced by Nurses While Utilizing EHR-Electronic Health Record Technology, Patricia Alejandra Casas

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Dissertation: Applying an ecological perspective to interprofessional education: Attitude changes in students of the tri-alliance, Angela M. Cecil

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Entry Level Capstone: Culminating Project in Clinical Practice Skills and Program Development: Nova Southeastern University, Grace Chang

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Examination of Student Threat Assessment in Nassau County, New York, Christopher J. Cleary

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Role of AI Twitter Bots Used During U.S. Elections: A study of how malicious Twitter bots play a role in increasing digital conflict and potentially influence voter perceptions leading up to a U.S election., Kimberly Cohane

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Dissertation: Percepción del Director Escolar Sobre el Liderazgo Servidor en las Escuelas Cinco Estrellas en Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Enrique Antonio Cordero Soto

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Dissertation: Human Errors in Data Breaches: An Exploratory Configurational Analysis, Gabriel A. Cornejo

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Entry Level Capstone - NSU Access Only: Nature Based Mindfulness Rooted in Forest Bathing To Promote Greater Quality of Life within the Academic Community, Robin Crews and Robin Crews

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Entry Level Capstone: Cooper Neurological Institute, Kayla Cupano

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Dissertation: The Construction and Internal Validation of a Model for the Effective Collaboration of Distributed Agile Teams, Ernesto Custodio

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Entry Level Capstone - NSU Access Only: Culminating Project in Program Development: The Institute for Sex, Intimacy, and Occupational Therapy, Christen Daigle

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Dissertation: Relationship of Child Sexual Abuse Survivor Self-Perception of Consent to Current Functioning, Nathan R. Daly

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Dissertation: Serving Culturally and Linguistic Students Identified With a Communication Disability in the K-12 Educational Environments, LaShell Dauterman

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Dissertation: A Study of Factors that Influence Symbol Selection on Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, William Todd Dauterman

Entry Level Capstone: Use of Simulated Patients in a Doctoral Occupational Therapy Education Program, Ronald Kevin Dela Cruz

Entry Level Capstone: Promoting Belonging Among Occupational Therapy Students Transitioning to Doctoral Studies, Gina M. Delgado

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Dissertation: The Experiences of Nontraditional Students at Public Post-Secondary Institutions in Florida- A Qualitative Study, Michael Deneus

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Dissertation: Sex Based Differences in Trust and Dissent: An Exploration of Leaders and Followers in Healthcare Management, Jennifer de Zayas Carmean

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Dissertation: Occupational Balance among Parents of Typically Developing Children and Parents of Children with Disabilities Living in Qatar, Brightlin Nithis Dhas

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Entry Level Capstone - NSU Access Only: Sexuality and Spinal Cord Injury: Final Culminating Project, Taylor Dingus

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Dissertation: Parental Involvement in At-Risk Students’ Academic Affairs Versus the Athletic Arena in Low-Performing Schools in South Florida, Antrell L. Dirden

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Entry Level Capstone: Developing a Comprehensive Screening Tool of Occupational Performance and Engagement to Identify Levels of Housing Support for Successful Long-Term Community Placement, Samantha Drafke and Samantha Drafke

Entry Level Capstone: A Training Program for Staff Members who work with Children with Challenging Behaviors, on Suicide Risk Precautions, and/or in Isolation in the Pediatric Acute Care Setting, Jessica S. Eady

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Dissertation: Teacher Perception of Preparedness for Teaching Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder in Mainstream Classrooms, Cynthia Diann Edwards

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Entry Level Capstone: Brain Fitness Program for Aging Individuals: Prevention Focused Program for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, Mary M. Eisele

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Dissertation: Interpretable Machine Learning Model for Clinical Decision Making, Ali El-Sharif

Entry Level Capstone: Peer-Led Building Resilience and Enhancing Social-Emotional Skills Program, Danielle K. Enrico

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Entry Level Capstone: Transgender CE for OT Practitioners and Students, Kalie Fagins

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Entry Level Capstone: Yoga for Traumatic Stress: An Occupation, Morgan Farris

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Dissertation: An Examination of How Teacher Tenure and Job Satisfaction Affect Student Achievement, Robert Farris

Entry Level Capstone: Project Creation of Home Exercise Programs Utilizing Best- Practice Patient Education Techniques, Shelby M. Fleming

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Dissertation: An Empirical Examination of the Computer Security Behaviors of Telecommuters Working with Confidential Data through Leveraging the Factors from Fear Appeals Model (FAM), Titus Dohnfon Fofung

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Entry Level Capstone: Doctoral Capstone Experience- Exercise, the Obesity Epidemic, and the Pediatric Population, Jessie L. Fontenault

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Capstone: Occupational Therapy's Approach to Implement a Kangaroo Care Program, MarvieAnn Garcia-Rodriguez

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Entry Level Capstone: Doctoral Capstone Experience- Clinical Skills and Program Development, Savannah Garrett

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Dissertation: Women as College and University Presidents: Sharpening the Needle, Janell Emmaline Gibson

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Entry Level Capstone: Doctoral Capstone Experience with a Neurological Population, Courtney E. Groce

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Dissertation: Feature Selection on Permissions, Intents and APIs for Android Malware Detection, Fred Guyton

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Dissertation: Investigation of Ant Colony Optimization Implementation Strategies For Low-Memory Operating Environments, Douglas Hale

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Dissertation: Womenwarography: A Qualitative Exploration of Women, War, and Humanitarianism in Junction City, Kansas, Kimberly Janine Hamilton-Wright

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Entry Level Capstone: Culminating Project in Clinical Work and Home Programs: Nova Southeastern University, Katelyn Hannigan

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Dissertation: Resting-State Cerebral Perfusion Patterns: An Exploratory Factor Analysis of Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography Clinical Data, Scott Harcourt

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Dissertation: Colorism Experiences of Non-White Women Leaders in Higher Education, Aimee Haynes

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Entry Level Capstone: Final Culminating Project: Program Development, Erin Helms

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Dissertation: Appreciative Inquiry of a Non-profit Organization Transitioning to Teletherapy, Claudia Herrera

Entry Level Capstone: Administration & Program Development at a Camp for Adults with Disabilities, Kayleigh E. Hollywood

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Dissertation: The Relationship of Authentic Leadership and Growth, Retention, and Productivity, Michael B. Horwitz

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Dissertation: Therapists' Perspectives on Aiding Individuals to Maintain Social Connection While Struggling With Health Concerns, Shari Howington-Carlin

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Entry Level Capstone: Doctoral Capstone Experience: Advocacy Culminating Project, Hannah M. Hubbard

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: How Non-Compliance Impacts Security Incidents: A Public Sector Case Study of Application Security and Proper Data Governance, Ramon Hurlockdick

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Dissertation: A Culture of Corruption: A Case Study of the National Culture Affecting the Socioeconomic Outcome of Haiti, Dwindell Jean-Louis Sr

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Entry Level Capstone: Doctoral Capstone Experience in Program and Policy Development- Selah Freedom, Ashley N. Jones

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Dissertation: An Examination of African Americans’ Fear of Police Among Generation Z, James Jones

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Dissertation: An Assessment of the Impacts of Social Media Inputs and Court Case Information on Mitigating Insider Threats, Robert Jones

Entry Level Capstone: Transition to Adulthood: A Program Addressing The Occupational Needs of Foster Youth As They Age Out, Angela Joseph

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Dissertation: An Empirical Examination of the Impact of Organizational Injustice and Negative Affect on Attitude and Non-Compliance with Information Security Policy, Celestine Kemah

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Dissertation: Orientation and Social Influences Matter: Revisiting Neutralization Tendencies in Information Systems Security Violation, Frank Curtis King

Entry Level Capstone: An Exploration of Tendon Transfers and Rehabilitative Strategies in Hand Therapy, Alyssa Kopp

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Dissertation: Navigating the Human Side of Workplace Conflict: A Comparative Study of Organizational Ombuds' Similarities and Differences, Linda Kovack

Entry Level Capstone: Nerve Impairment in Burn Injuries, Taylor A. Kowalske

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Entry Level Capstone: Assessment of Need for Driver Rehabilitation Programs in Rural Communities: A focused analysis on Laurens Country, South Carolina., Courtney N. Kozar

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Dissertation: Eliminating Silos: Developing System Design for Information Sharing in Violence Prevention, Jacqueline Kulaga

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Dissertation: Investigating the User Experience with a 3D Virtual Anatomy Application, Winnyanne Kunkle

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Entry Level Capstone: Culminating Project in Program Development: Resources for Occupational Engagement for Families and Educators of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Catherine Lane

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Dissertation: Exploring Academic Leadership in Higher Education Through The Lens of Leader-to-Member Exchange (LMX) Theory, Dequies A. Lanier

Entry Level Capstone: Final Culminating Capstone Project: Implementation of Sensory-Based Interventions into an Existing Morning Educational Program, Erin Larson

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Dissertation: Sibling Conflict and Caregiving for Aging Parents, Jennifer Elise Lawer

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Dissertation: An Audience Analysis of the Effectiveness of a Speech: A Blueprint for Planning Successful Motivational Speeches, Robert Gerald Lawrie

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Dissertation: Association Between Physical Activity and Stress in a National Cohort of Undergraduate Students from the Spring 2019 National College Health Assessment II, Melissa Lee

Entry Level Capstone: Incorporation of an Occupational Therapist in the Prevention Through Active Community Engagement (PACE) Program, Chelsea R. Lincoln

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Dissertation: Understanding Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes and the Safety Needs of Jewish People in South Florida, Ningxin Li

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Entry Level Capstone: Collaboration Between an Entry Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program & A Community Based Organization, Jasmine Lopez

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Dissertation: Long-Term Sobriety from Opioid Use: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis, Claire C. Loucka

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Entry Level Capstone: Doctoral Capstone Experience in Academia and Policy Development: Nova Southeastern University, Melanie Mariani

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Dissertation: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis of Black Women and White Men Towards Interracial Marriage in America, Guerdy Sauvignon Markowski

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Dissertation: The Influence of an Individual’s Disposition to Value Privacy in a Non-Contrived Study, John Marsh

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Social Engineering: An Investigation on Information Sharing via Micro-Blogging Within a Geographically Diverse Sales Engineering Organization, Raymond Martinez

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Dissertation: The Impact of Training Teachers in Multiple-Intelligences Instructional Strategies, Mary R. Massey

Entry Level Capstone: Weekly Activities for Parents of Preschool Aged Children: Increasing Understanding and Confidence, Tia Mattox

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Dissertation: Self-Efficacy: Nurses’ Perceptions of Caring for Patients Living with Diabetes, Victoria Yaros McCue

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Classifying Financial Software Development Documentation in Knowledge Discovery Systems, Roman Melnyk

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Dissertation: Analysis of Secondary Data to Determine the Relationship Between Age and Power Toothbrush Use, Kimberly Milleman

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Dissertation: Intimate Partner Violence Survivors: The Relationship between Risk Factors and Symptom Severity, Danielle Horrigan Millen

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Dissertation: Effects of Mediation on Employee Efficiency in Human Services Centers and in Other Organizations that Serve Vulnerable Populations, Mariya Mironova