All theses, dissertations and capstone projects from graduate students at Nova Southeastern University.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2005

Dissertation: A Model for Developing Interactive Instructional Multimedia Applications for Electronic Music Instructors, Antonio D. Biello

Dissertation: The Effects of Learning on Evolvability and its Evolution, Grant William Braught

Dissertation: Development and Implementation of a Plan for an Online Educational Technology Program Leading to Cross Endorsement for Connecticut Educators, Antoinette P. Bruciati

Dissertation: An Investigation of the Effects of The Integration of Computing Technology in a Science Curriculum on Female Students' Self-Efficacy Beliefs Toward Computing, Donna Cady

Dissertation: Information Privacy as Required By The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA): Awareness and Barriers to Compliance as Experienced by Small Health Care Practitioners in Rural West Virginia, Tracy M. Christofero

Dissertation: An Analysis of The Implementation of an Online Collaboration System to Support Legal Communities of Practice, Barbara L. Ciaramitaro

Dissertation: The Online Resource Selection Instructional Design Script, Deborah Elizabeth "Sunny" Cohen

Dissertation: An Evaluation of the Consistency of Judicial Sentencing Systems that Incorporate Subjective Factors, Mark A. Cohen

Dissertation: A Survey of the Massachusetts Cities and Towns to Examine Interest Filtering Policies in Public Schools, Ralph J. Covino II

Dissertation: The Development of an Information Literacy Indicator for Incoming College freshmen, Ron Critchfield

Dissertation: A Study of the Impact of Price Elasticity on the Adoption Decision of Minicomputers, Dorrell W. Crittenden

Dissertation: Using the OASIS to predict risk of falls in older adults, Jacqueline Crossen-Sills

Dissertation: Integrating Online Social Environments Into Community College Student Organizations, Nicholas A. DiTirro

Dissertation: An Investigation of Learners' Attitudes and Preferences that Relate to Participation in Internet-Based Instruction at Coastal Carolina University, Joyce Dorman

Dissertation: Using a Bayesian Belief Network for Going-Concern Risk Evaluation, Azad Ejaz

Dissertation: An Evaluation of Program for Cooperative Cataloging(PCC) Records Used in Non-PCC Libraries, Robert O. Ellett Jr.

Dissertation: The Effects of Using the Practical Ear Training Tool(PET) Paired with Mnemonic Imagery on Enhancing Traditional Ear Training Methods for Undergraduate Music Students, Michael K. Estep

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Dissertation: Evaluating Particle Swarm Intelligence Techniques for Solving University Examination Timetabling Problems, Daniel R. Fealko

Dissertation: Journalism and Mass Communication Education in The Age of Technology, Heather Starr Fiedler

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Effects of Elevated Temperature and Reduced Irradiance on the Photosynthetic Output and Mortality of Montastrea cavernosa, John Gregory Foster

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Effects of Reduced Light and Elevated Temperature on the Zooxanthellae Concentrations and Diameters, Pigment Concentrations, and Colony Color of Montastrea cavernosa, Kristi A. Foster

Dissertation: Long-term effect of single event multiple level orthopedic surgery on the functional classification of children with cerebral palsy, Ellen M. Godwin

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Dissertation: A Self-Adaptive Evolutionary Negative Selection Approach for Anomaly Detection, Luis J. Gonzalez

Dissertation: Development, Implementation and Evaluation of a Generic Course Management System (CMS) Tutorial for College Faculty, Mary E. Gosman

Dissertation: Medical Decision Making Under Stress-Evaluating the Role of Computerized Medical Simulation Education, Jeffrey A. Groom

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Thesis: Highly Streamlined PCR-Based Genetic Identification of Carcharhinid Sharks (Family Carcharhinidae) for Use in Wildlife Forensics, Trade Monitoring, and Delineation of Species Distributions, Marcy Henning

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Dissertation: Establishing an Online Community of Practice for Instructors of English as a Foreign Language, Christopher M. Johnson

Dissertation: Applying Genetic Algorithms in the Identification of Novel Behavior Patterns in Network Data Streams, Todd A. Johnson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT: AN EMPIRICAL INVESTIGATION OF U.S. MANUFACTURING FIRMS, Michael Brandt Jones

Dissertation: Successful Implementation of Decision Support Systems for Supply Chain Management within Manufacturing Companies, Robert K. Joyce

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Acclimation and Cultivation of Pacific White Shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei in Low Salinity Waters and Well Waters of South Florida, Frank A. Kahoun III

Dissertation: A Study of Motivation, Achievement, and Study Skills in an Online Community College Course in Beginning Algebra, Robert Kaiden

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Systematics, Ecology, and Functional Morphology of Commensal Amphipods (Leucothoidae) in the Western Caribbean Sea and Southeast Florida, Kristine N. Klebba

Dissertation: Performance of Classification Tools on Unstructured Text, Janet L. Kourik

Dissertation: Using concept Maps for Knowledge Acquisition in Satellite Design: Translating "Statements of Requirements on Orbit" to "Design Requirements", Michael J. Kramer

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Dissertation: The Brazilian-Portuguese MCMI-III: Diagnostic Validity of the Alcohol Dependence and Drug Dependence Scales, Cristina Lilian Magalhaes

Dissertation: A Predictive Model to Test Icons for a Global Audience, Richard P. Marcour

Dissertation: Model for Planning, Designing and Implementing a Wireless Local Area Network in a University Classroom, Joan S. McGrory

Dissertation: A Comparative Study of Unsupervised Neural Networks in Detecting Financial Misstatements, Derek Mohammed

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Work-Life Balance and Family-Friendly Human Resource Policies on Employees' Job Satisfaction, LaRoyce E. Morgan

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Distribution and Significance of Fecal Indicator Bacteria in Beach Sand and Seawater in a Sub-Tropical Environment, Kara L. Nowosielski

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Dissertation: A Study of the Relationships Between End-User Information Systems Problems and Helpdesk Critical Success Factors in Higher Education, Richard Dale Parrott

Dissertation: Patterns of participation in out-of-school activities among children in homeless shelters, Theresa Petrenchik

Dissertation: Strategic Information Technology Investment Decisions in the Banking Industry, Tony J. Read

Dissertation: The Value of an Online Learning Environment to an Adult Basic Education Program, Traci M. Reed

Dissertation: Correlational study between structured clinical observations and the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test, Gustavo Alejandro Reinoso

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Genetic Connectivity Throughout Florida and the Caribbean: Comparative Phylogeography of Diverse Reef Taxa with Contrasting Reproductive Strategies, Vincent P. Richards

Dissertation: The Effects of an Internet Monitoring System on Non-Educational Internet Usage and Achievement Levels of Adult Students Seeking Computer Networking Certifications, Brian K. Sheppard

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Importance of Strain Differences in the Opportunistic Pathogen Acanthamoeba, Megan Shoff

Dissertation: The Impact of an Online Conference in Education: A Case Study, Miri Shonfeld

Dissertation: Development and Implementation of a Problem-Based Learning Model in a Finance Course: A Case Study, Sharon Shuey

Dissertation: Valued occupations, social participation, and quality of life of the brain injury survivor: A Path Analysis, Charles Douglas Simmons

Dissertation: A Descriptive Study of the Internet Search Behaviors Employed by Deaf Adolescents Completing Fact-Based Search Tasks, Chad E. Smith

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Dissertation: The Effects of Computerized Smell of Memory, Brandon Spencer

Dissertation: A Cognitive Study of The Use of the Internet by Minority Small Business Owners for Information Research and The Design and Development of a Small Business Information Portal, Sherry Leanne Strum

Dissertation: Development of Telecommunications in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Whithende Musa Tabu

Dissertation: A Model of Trusted Computing Acceptance in Higher Education, Jeff Teo

Dissertation: Sinclair Curriculum eXchange (SCX) Sharing Learning Resources to Improve Part-Time Instruction, Nancy Thibeault

Dissertation: Knowledge Discovery in Content-Based Image Retrieval Systems, Robert Vermilyer

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Dissertation: Predicting software Size and Development Effort: Models Based on Stepwise Refinement, David P. Voorhees

Dissertation: An Investigation of the Feasibility of Using Web-Centric Methods Versus Traditional Face-to-Face Methods in Delivering a Course in Bibliographic Instruction, Berthamae L. Walker

Dissertation: A New Statistical Approach for Anomaly Intrusion Detection, Yun Wang

Dissertation: Software Engineers: License, Certify or Classify ? Modeling Practitioners Through SPECS, Sharon A. Wheeler

Dissertation: A Suggested E-business Process Model to Apply Knowledge Management to Solve Training Problems of New Employees, Marcie E. Zaharee

Dissertation: Teaching Data Structure Using a Programming by Example System: Effects on Students Achievement and Cognitive Load, Steven A. Zale

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: A Comparison of Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops Truncatus), Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis), and Pilot Whale (Globicephala Sp.) Vocalizations in the Western North Atlantic and Northern Gulf of Mexico, Susan C. Zaretsky

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Efficient PCR-Based Identification of Shark Products in Global Trade: Applications for the Management and Conservation of Commercially Important Mackerel Sharks (Family Lamnidae), Thresher Sharks (Family Alopiidae) and Hammerhead Sharks (Family Sphyrnidae)., Debra Abercrombie

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Thesis: Cultivation of Wrack Collected Seagrasses, Irene Arpayoglou

Dissertation: An Assessment of the Portfolio-based Technology Requirement for Preservice Teachers in North Carolina, Daniel N. Baer

Dissertation: A Front-Loaded Agile Software Process for Web Applications, Eduardo L. Bautista

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Population Densities and Feeding Behavior of the Amphinomid Polychaete, Hermodice carunculata, in Acropora cervicornis Assemblages in Southeastern Florida, Megan E. Berkle

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Fecal Indicator Organisms and Pathogenic Protozoa in South Florida Beach Sand: Implications for Public Health, Tonya Davidian Bonilla

Dissertation: A Study of Chief Information Officer Effectiveness in Higher Education, Wayne A. Brown

Dissertation: Credible Webcast for Financial Communications, William C. Brown

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Dissertation: Using Autonomous Robots to Integrate Middle School Academic Standards, Technology Standards, and 21st Century Workplace Skills, Barbara M. Burckart

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Enhanced Survival of Escherichia coli in Subtropical Beach Sand and Implications for Water Quality Managers, Marie L. Cuvelier

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Dissertation: A Use-Case Model for a Knowledge Management System to Facilitate Disaster Relief Operations, Eileen Eudy

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Thesis: Diel Activity Patterns, Space Utilization, Seasonal Distribution and Population Structure of the Yellow Stingray, Urobatis jamaicensis (Cuvier, 1817) in South Florida with Comments on Reproduction., Daniel P. Fahy

Dissertation: Evaluating Bayesian Classifiers and Rough Sets for Corporate Bankruptcy Prediction, Margo L. Fitzpatrick

Dissertation: A Simulation Model of Large-Scale Software Reuse Implementations: A System Dynamics Approach, Donald P. Frazier

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Dissertation: The Education of Information Security Professionals: An Analysis of Industry Needs vs Academic Curriculum in the 21st Century, Albert L. Fundaburk

Dissertation: Method and Apparatus for Enhanced E-Mail Filtering and Routing Employing Directory-Based Information and Policies, David L. Gardner

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Prevalence and Distribution of Staphylococcus aureus and Other Potential Health Risk Indicators in South Florida Beaches, Melissa V. Green

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Factors Affecting Predatory Success of White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) at Seal Island in False Bay, South Africa, Neil Hammerschlag

Dissertation: A Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis Framework for Selecting Suitable Learning Management Systems, Rosemary Q. Hayes

Dissertation: A Process Model for the Development of a Culture Learning and Improvement Portal to Enhance the Foreign Language Curriculum, Sherman X. Hou

Dissertation: Student Retention and Completion Rates in a Postsecondary Online Distance Learning Environment, Faye K. Ingle

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Changes in Coral Populations on the Northwest Coast of Roatan, Honduras, Subsequent to the 1998 Coral Bleaching Event and Hurricane Mitch, Jennifer R. Keck

Dissertation: A Software Development Life-Cycle Model for Web-Based Application Development, Barbara M. King

Dissertation: Technology Integration and Pre-service Teacher Training: The Effectiveness of Embedding Technology Use in Three Pre-Methods Courses, Elaine M. Lawrence

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Dissertation: The Impact of Distance Learning on Faculty Contracts and Policies in Florida Community Colleges, M. Kate LeGrand

Dissertation: An Extensible Markup Language (XML) Application for the University Course Timetabling Problem, Jeffrey L. Lehman

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Dissertation: Implementation of an Individual Professional Development System Using a Web-Accessible Database, Edward R. Lovitt

Dissertation: Effectiveness of Video-Based Augmented Reality as a Learning Paradigm for Aerospace Maintenance Training, Nickolas D. Macchiarella

Dissertation: Determining the Effectiveness of College Students in Searching the Internet, Mohamed K. Mansour

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Influence of Physical and Anthropogenic Factors on the Distribution of Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) Nests in Broward County, Florida. (1990-1999), Catherine A. Mattison

Dissertation: The Effects of Instant Messaging on Performance and Communication Apprehension in a Business Computer Application Class, Theresa McDonald

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Commercial Protocols for the Inland Culture of Litopenaeus vannamei (Boone 1931) (Crustacea; Decapoda; Penaeidae) in Zero-Exchange, Freshwater Systems, David Z. McMahon

Dissertation: Effectiveness of Faculty Training About Academic Accommodations: Impact on perceptions and Intentions, Nancy Vandewiele Milligan

Dissertation: Implementation of Wireless LAN in a University Environment: The Western Michigan University Haworth College of Business Case Study, Patricia K. Morgenstern