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


Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Dissertation: Improving Information Systems Security Through Management Practices: A Non-technical Approach, Karen D. Nard


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Molecular Genetic Approaches to Species Identification and Delineation in Elasmobranchs, Janne T. Nielsen

Dissertation: The Effect of the High School Environment on Encouraging Girls to Major in Computer Science, Lisa M. Olivieri


Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Identification of Drinking Water as a National and Regional Strategic Resource, Within a Coastal Zone Management Framework, in Broward County, Florida., John P. O'Sullivan

Dissertation: An Investigation of the Web Sites of the 100 Largest Nonprofit Organizations in the United States, E. Kent Palmer

Dissertation: Wireless Integrated Secure Data Options Model (WISDOM) for Converged Network Security, James F. Ransome

Dissertation: School-Based Support for Elementary School Teaching with Technology, Pamela Rawls

Dissertation: Cognitive Based Adaptive Path Planning Algorithm for Autonomous Robotic Vehicles, Adam A. Razavian

Dissertation: Development of an Instructional Design Model for Problem-Based Online Learning Environments in Continuing Medical Education, Karen A. Richards

Dissertation: Human-Agent Interaction and Web-based Systems: A Study of User Performance and Software Agent Learning, Mina Richards

Dissertation: Infusing Online Components into the Academic Coursework of High Schools in the State of New York using HSTOR-E, Kathleen Doty Roberts

Dissertation: A Model to Increase Persistence in Postsecondary Online Learning, Ellen R. Scalese

Dissertation: The EC Institute's Certification in Electronic Commerce: From Development to Implementation of a New Professional IT Credential, Patricia Sendall


Dissertation: Data Driven Calculations Histories to Minimize IEEE-755 Floating-point Computational Error, Lawrence E. Shafer


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Competition Among Juvenile Acropora on Shallow Reefs, Okinawa, Japan, Aya Shinohara


Dissertation: A Framework for the Identification of Electronic Commerce Visual Design Elements that Enable Trust within the Small Hotel Industry, R. Todd Stephens

Dissertation: Developing of a Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy and Online Training for a Community College, Edit Szanto

Dissertation: A Study of the Processes by Which Enterprise Architecture Decisions are Made, Utako Tanigawa


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Comparison of the Benthic Assemblages on Three Types of Artificial Reef Modules Deployed in August of 1991, Sara Matthews Thanner

Dissertation: A Case for Animation: A Study of the Use of Forensic Multimedia in the Courtroom, Eddie R. Wachter


Dissertation: Applying Security Risk Management to Internet Connectivity in K-12 Schools and School Districts, Carol C. Woody

Theses/Dissertations from 2003


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Studies on the Seasonal Occurrence And Activity of Higher Filamentous Marine Fungi Inhabiting A South Florida Mangrove Forest, Kelly Adams

Dissertation: Faculty Perceptions of Instructional Management Systems in Web-Based Teaching and Learning, Valerie A. Akuna

Dissertation: Integrating Multimedia Authoring into the Middle School Curriculum, Kevin M. Andreyo

Dissertation: User-Interface Design in Online Shopping Environments: The Development of a Product Interaction Model from Interactive Design Elements, Lisa Z. Bain

Dissertation: An Information Systems Project Delivery Methodology for Implementing Web-Based Program Management Systems, Ronald L. Booth

Dissertation: The Measurement of Environmental Factors during Function Point Calculations, Donna L. Caccioppo

Dissertation: Assessment of Web Application Technology, John W. Cane

Dissertation: Performance Modeling of Asynchronous Real-time Communication Within Bluetooth Networks, Steven V. Case


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Application of Molecular Techniques to Studies of the Reproductive Natural History and Conservation of Sharks: Case Studies Involving the Bonnethead, Sphyrna tiburo (Sphyrnidae) and Great White, Carcharodon carcharias (Lamnidae)., Demian D. Chapman

Dissertation: Using E-Book Readers to Assist ESL College Students in Developing Their Academic Language Skills, Raylene D. Cochran

Dissertation: Discovering Interesting Rules Using A Parallel, Multi-Criteria Knowledge Discovery System, Megan S. Conklin

Dissertation: The Model E-Classroom for Higher Education: A Case Study, Jean F. Coppola

Dissertation: Developing a Wider View of Educational Technology Through Ubiquitous Computing: A Qualitative Case Study, D. Bruce Curry

Dissertation: A Comparative Study of Hispanic Students' Achievement in Traditional In-class courses and Internet-based Courses, Maria del Pilar Toral


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Comparative Functional Morphology of Mouthparts and Associated Structures of Kalliapseudes Sp. A McSweeny, 1968, and Psammokalliapseudes granulosus Brum, 1973 (Crustacea: Tanaidacea), with a Description of the Male of Psammokalliapseudes granulosus, David T. Drumm


Thesis: Growth and Survivorship of Meandrina meandrites and Montastrea cavernosa Transplants to an Artificial Reef Environment, and the Effectiveness of Plugging Core Holes in Transplant Donor Colonies, Elizabeth Glynn Fahy


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Spatial Variability of the Coral Reef Fish Assemblages Offshore Broward County, Florida, Fleur M. Ferro

Dissertation: The Design of an Online Oblate Program: Benedictine Spirituality for the Laity, Bonita L. Gacnik


Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Effects of Physical and Biological Parameters on the Survival of Fecal Indicator Bacteria in Beach Sand and Seawater in a Sub-Tropical Environment, Aaron Hartz


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Salinity Tolerance of Naked Amoebae from Freshwater, Marine, and Hypersaline Environments, Gwen Hauer

Dissertation: A Multiple Online Learning Platform Study of the Impact of Learning Style on Academic Performance, Judith A. Horvath

Thesis - NSU Access Only: Experiments in Algal Feeds for the Penaied Shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei), Sea Urchin (Lytechinus variegatus), and Marine Rotifers (Brachionus plicatilis and B. rotundiformis), Richard L. Hubbard

Dissertation: An Investigation of the Relationships Between Workflow and The Implementation of Object-Oriented Methods, Stephen L. Huber


Thesis: Habitat Utilization by Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Biscayne Bay, Florida, Christine A. Hudak

Dissertation: Collaborative Learning and Wireless Local Area Networks, Gene Hundley

Dissertation: Inferential Disclosure Limitation in Multivariate Categorical Databases, Randy Lamar Justice

Dissertation: Caregiver well-being and occupational lifestyle enrichment : a comparative case study, Wendy Krupnick

Dissertation: Implications of 21 Code of Federal Regulations Part 11-Computer Validations and COTS System Testing, Christina M. Laiacona

Dissertation: Securing Web Based Transaction Services, John J. Lombardi

Dissertation: The Adaptation and Implementation of ISTE Standards in the Integration of Technology-based Learning in the Classroom, Gloria J. MacCorkindale


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Histopathology of Cardiovascular Lesions in 17 Rough Toothed Dolphins (Steno bredanensis) Stranded in the Florida Panhandle During 1997, 1998, and 2001, Milan Manasijevic


Thesis - NSU Access Only: A Descriptive Epidemiological Study of Stranded Dolphins Along the Florida Coastline, Ali P. Miller


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Macrobenthic Spatial Patterns and Community Structure on the Broward County, Florida (USA) Reefs., Ryan P. Moyer

Dissertation: A Retention Issue-Predicting The at Risk Student in Community College Web-Based Classes, Herbert E. Muse Jr.

Dissertation: Data Conversion: An Investigation of Management Role in the Change Process, Mc-Chester O. Odoh

Dissertation: An Investigation of the Skill Sets Needed by Information Systems Managers to Cope Effectively with the Transition from Legacy Systems to Client/Server and Distributed Computing Environments, Ejike C. Okonkwo

Dissertation: Sensory modulation and affective disorders in children and adolescents with asperger syndrome, Elizabeth Pfeiffer


Dissertation: Finding Unexpected Events in Staring Continuous-Dwell Sensor Data Streams Via Adaptive Prediction, Peter G. Raeth


Dissertation: An Integrated, Secured, Open-Source Medical Prototype for Collaborative Patient Management on the Internet, Joseph Dabre Ramsey


Dissertation: A Comparative Analysis of Design Techniques for the Construction of an Expert System for Aircraft Engine Diagnostics, Mitch Raton


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Feed Trials of Fatty Acid Composition, Feeding Frequency, and Ration Size on Litopenaeus vannamei Grown in Hard, Fresh Water, John L. Reguzzoni


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Effect of Nutrient Enrichment and Elevated CO2 Partial Pressure on Growth Rate of the Zooxanthellate Coral Acropora cervicornis., Dorothy-Ellen A. Renegar

Dissertation: A Model for Strategic Planning and Administering an Asynchronous Learning Network and SCORM within Higher Education Using the UML, Everett Ryam

Dissertation: Investigating the Role of Sexual Reproduction in Diploidy Age-Structured Evolutionary Populations, Jerry A. Smith


Dissertation: Biology and Ecologyof Epigean Crayfish That Inhabit Everglades Environments Procambarus alleni (Faxon) and Procambarus fallax (Hagen), Peggy G. Vanarman


Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Occurrence of Higher Filamentous Fungi and Yeasts in Two Coastal Subtropical Habitats, Catherine Vogel


Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Seasonality of Mass Strandings: Implications for Cetacean Stranding Sites, Rebekah J. Walker

Dissertation: Web Services Based Agents for Supply Chain Collaborative Contract Initiation, Gary J. Wane


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Long Term Effects of Oil and Dispersed Oil on Mixed Seagrass and Coral Beds: The 18th Year of Studies Following Experimental Dosing, Greg Allen Ward

Dissertation: A Taxonomy of Media Usage in Multimedia (T-MUM), Meghan Williams


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Phylogenetic Relationships in the Gorgonian Family Plexauridae (Anthozoa: Octocorallia: Holaxonia) Based on Two Mitochondrial Genes: Evidence for Multiple Lineages, Herman H. Wirshing