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


Theses/Dissertations from 2000

Dissertation: The Requirement for a Contemporary X 400 Mall System for Distributed Networks, James S. Logan


Dissertation: Smart Card Systems: Development of a Paradigm for a University-Wide Smart Card Student Identification System, Joanne M. Marlowe

Dissertation: Technology-Based Training for Teachers of the Visually Impaired in the Use of Speech-Supported Telecommunications, Margaret F. Marston


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Colonization Rates, Annual Temporal Variation, and Some Ecological Interactions of the Microbial Epibiont Community on the Prop Roots of the Red Mangrove Tree, Rhizophora mangle, Brian Todd Maybruck

Dissertation: A Model for an Agent-Based Information System, George G. McKevitt


Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Seasonal Distribution of Marine and Non-Marine Fungi Along the New River Estuary, Fraser Mickle

Dissertation: Minimizing Parallel Virtual Machine [PVM] Tasks Execution Times Through Optimal Host Assignments, Progress Q. T. Mtshali

Dissertation: Knowledge Acquisition using Multiple Domain Experts in the Design and Development of an Expert System for Disaster Recovery Planning, Frank W. Nasuti


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Salt Water Intrusion in Cape Coral, Florida 1980-1999, Keith B. Overton


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Effectiveness of Chemical Inducers on Settling and Settlement of Scleractinian Coral Larvae on Various Substrates, Christopher David Petrie


Thesis: A Taxonomic Evaluation of the Comatulid Genus Stephanometra (Echinodermata:Crinoidea), Dana Lin Rankin


Dissertation: Persistence Differences in Community College Courses Taught in Classrooms and Through Alternative Formats, Andrew A. Runyan

Dissertation: A Comparison of the User Interface Features of the Free Versions of MEDLINE on the Internet World Wide Web, Lynette C. Schneider


Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Studies on the Roles of Reef Design and Site Selection in Juvenile Fish Recruitment to Small Artificial Reefs, Robin L. Sherman

Dissertation: The Failure Analysis Matrix: A Usable Model for Ranking Solutions to Failures in Information Systems, Michael C. Signor


Dissertation: The Feasibility of Developing a Computer Based Expert System to Mitigate Nuclear Power Plant Accidents, Jesse E. Smith

Dissertation: An Investigation of Computer-based Training user Satisfaction, and Transfer of Knowledge in Industrial Safety Training, Kenneth Mason Spencer


Dissertation: Implementing a Virtual Reality Paradigm in Human Anatomy/Physiology College Curricula, Helen St. Aubin

Dissertation: A Performance Comparison of Tree-Based Genetic Programming versus Stack-Based Genetic Programming versus Stack-Based Genetic Programming Using the Java Virtual Machine, Robert J. Steinhoff


Dissertation: A Model for Transforming Legacy Systems in a client/Server Environment Based on the Unified Modeling Language(UML), Leon Stevens

Dissertation: A Comparative Study of the Effectiveness of Three Models of Distance Education on Student Achievement and Level of Satisfaction, Virgelean J. Thorn

Dissertation: Implication of Contrats and Sizze Sensitivities in Information Cueing, John J. Viren


Thesis - NSU Access Only: A Comparison of Fauna Between Littoral Shelf Mitigation Areas of Varying Design Parameters, Brian P. Voelker

Dissertation: Families, children with autism and everyday occupations, Elizabeth Werner


Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Initial Inquiry Into the Phylogeny of the Family Comasteridae (Echinodermata: Crinoidea) From Mitochondrial DNA Sequence Data, Christopher M. White

Dissertation: Training Aviation Maintenance Technicians with Information Retrieval Systems, Michael J. Williams


Dissertation: State Government Cost Recovery for Electronic Information Dissemination: A Comparative Study, Donald R. Wismer

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

Dissertation: Designing Computer Systems to Control Several Small Experiments in a Space Environment, Eric S. Ackerman

Dissertation: An Expert System for the Selection of Electronic Payment Systems Based on Organizational Security Requirements, Archie N. S. Addo


Dissertation: Multi-User Domain Object Oriented (MOO) as a High School Procedure for Foreign Language Acquisition, James A. Backer

Dissertation: Design of the Electronic Classroom Graphical User Interface: Nova Southeastern University's Multimedia Electronic Classroom Project, Kathleen J. Cahalan

Dissertation: Effects of Student Participation in a Self-Contained Fifth Grade Multimedia Classroom On Student Achievement and Adjustment To The Middle School Setting, Dorthea A. Camp-White

Dissertation: The Critical Distance-Learning Metrics for Student Needs and Satisfaction, Ruey-Ming Chao


Dissertation: Linking Printed Books to Computerized Speech, Edward D. Crook

Dissertation: Impact of classroom amplification on literacy measures in first grade, Beata Darai

Dissertation: A Project Management Prototype for Collaborative Projects on the Internet, Yaw Frimpong


Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Juvenile Reef Fish Recruitment Processes in South Florida: A Multifactorial Field Experiment, David S. Gilliam

Dissertation: The Design of an Expert System for Academic Advising at a Two-Year Community College, William R. Groover


Dissertation: The Use of Cooperative Groups in Learning How to Use New Software Programs, James R. Grunwald

Dissertation: Requirements and Architecture for a Group Memory in the Any-Time/Any-Place Domain of Computer Supported Cooperative Work, William L. Hafner


Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Influence of Salinity on Dynamics, Thermodynamics and Mixed-Layer Physics in the Indian Ocean, Weiqing Han


Dissertation: International Usability, Design Guidelines and Effectiveness of a World Wide Web-Based Instructional Program for High School Students in a Cross-Culture Learning Environment, Hajime Hayakawa

Dissertation: An Experimental Comparison of Student Performance in a Web-based Versus a Lecture-based Classroom, Marc H. Ingle

Dissertation: Color Calibration of Computer Display Devices, Douglas L. Jacobs

Dissertation: Planning Genetic Algorithm: Pursuing Meta-knowledge, Maury E. Johnson

Dissertation: Active Database Rule Set Reduction by Knowledge Discovery, Kittisak Kerdprasop

Dissertation: The Application of Inductive Logic Programming to Support Semantic Query Optimization, Nittaya Kerdprasop

Dissertation: A Model for In-house Development of Computer-Based Training, Diane N. King

Dissertation: Using Web-Based Instruction To Improve Achievements in Professional Courses in The Chinese Naval Academy, Jueen Lee

Dissertation: An Investigation of the emerging Role of the Information Systems Professional in a Client/Server Environment, Sunhee Park Lee


Dissertation: A Theoretical Model for a Prescription Drug Public Key Cryptographic System, Donald R. Lemma

Dissertation: The Implementation and Integration of the Interactive Markup Language to the Distributed Component Object Model Protocol in the Application of Distributed File System Security, Jenglung Lin

Dissertation: Models for Optimizing the Use of Contractors in Information Systems Application Development Outsourcing, Craig S. Lipman

Dissertation: The Effects of Air Traffic Controllers' Cognitive Style, Learning Strategies and Performance within a Multimedia Training Environment, Jane S. Mahoney


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Development of Techniques for the Cultivation of Fish in a Converted Wastewater Treatment Plant, Kevin L. Mahoney

Dissertation: Impact of a fitness program on the ability of long-term survivors of spinal cord injury to participate in daily living activities, Nancy Marshall


Thesis - NSU Access Only: A Comparison of Growth Rate Between Shallow and Deep Tanks, Using Hybrid Tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus x Oreochromis aureus, Madelyn T. Martinez

Dissertation: A Study of the Attitudes of Management and Employees Toward Telecommuting, Joseph J. McVey

Dissertation: An Analysis of the Implementation of a Workflow System for Health Information Management, Mary Gregory Coffin Murray

Dissertation: A Microwave Link Over Water In A Tropical Zone Case Study, Theresa Anduze Parris

Dissertation: Learning about Scientists in a Gender-Equitable, Multimedia Environment, Dennis R. Pitts


Dissertation: A Study of the Computerized Reading Management Program, Accelerated Reader, and its Effect on Reading Among Primary Grade Students, Mitchell O. Pratt

Dissertation: Self-Esteem and Intrinsic Motivational Effects of Using a Constructivist and a Behaviorist Approach to Computer Usage in Fifth Grade Hispanic Classrooms, Sharron A. Redden

Dissertation: A Reasoning Mechanism in the Probabilistic Data Model Based on the Maximum Entropy Formalism, Bellarmin N. Selvaraj


Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Temporal Variability in the Protist Community Structure in Port Everglades, Florida, Kevin C. Spingler

Dissertation: Qualitative study of therapists' treatment choices and patients' treatment preferences in hand therapy, Robinette Strutton-Amaker

Dissertation: Statewide Online Web-based Training Program to Prepare New Jersey Community College Faculty for Distance Teaching, John Sullivan


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Depth Distribution, Growth Rates, and Photoacclimation of the Green and Brown Color Morphotypes of the Scleractinian Coral Porites astreoides, Susan L. Thornton

Dissertation: Pictogram: The Design and Implementation of a New Visual Programming Language, Takaaki Tomizawa

Dissertation: An Internet-based Collaborative Prototype for (SAP R/3) Database Administrators, Ramora Connor Townsend

Dissertation: An Architecture Design for a Customized GUI to Support Personal Preference, Patricia A. White

Dissertation: Building an Asian Cultural Graphical User Interface (GUI) for Efficient and Advanced Computing, Ying-Lu Yen

Theses/Dissertations from 1998


Dissertation: The Role of the Einstein Library of Nova Southeastern University in Meeting the Needs of Distance Education Students, Anne K. Abate


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Barium and Carbon and Oxygen Isotope Chronologies from Two Southeast Florida Coral Species- Environmental Implications, Daniel Anderegg

Dissertation: Contributions to Supervised Learning of Real-Valued Functions Using Neural Networks, Victor David Sanchez Aylas

Dissertation: A Low-Cost, Decentralized Distributed Computing Architecture for an Autonomous User Environment, James W. Barker

Dissertation: System Requirements for a New Management Control Expert System Generalized Inference Engine Interfacing With a Client/Server Notification System, Abby H. Brown

Dissertation: Proposition of the Temporal Variation Data model and Evaluation of an Implementation, Mark A. Brown

Dissertation: Technological Literacy Assessment in Secondary Schools Through Portfolio Development, Joyce Bethea Bryan


Dissertation: Variability in Copepod Hatching Success: Observations on Natural Populations and Experiments on the Role of Maternal Diet, Carol A. Burkart

Dissertation: The Effect of Alternate Forms of Feedback on Student Achievement and Motivation, Phyllis Chasser

Dissertation: Successful Web Design Factors in Commercial Web Sites: A Case Study, Ming-Che Chen

Dissertation: A Model for Applying Total Quality Management in Computer Information Systems Management, Jeanetta R. Chrystie

Dissertation: A Complexity Comparison of Ada 95 and C++, Francis R. Cirillo

Dissertation: Design and Implementation: A Custom Interactive Multimedia CBT for the Blood-Cell Analysis Industry, Vernon L. Czelusniak

Dissertation: Computer-Supported, Time and Place Independent Distance Education for Adult Learners: A Demonstration Project in Teaching Financial Accounting Via the Internet, Timothy J. Ellis

Dissertation: An Analysis of Usability Issues of The World Wide Web(WWW), Eileen Suleima Ennis

Dissertation: A Performance Analysis tool for Unix Massively Parallel Computers, Andres A. Folleco

Dissertation: A Study to Define Current Practices, Attitudes and Values in the Software Development Community, William M. Hartman

Dissertation: The Effect of Multimedia Training on Student Pilots Encountering Emergency Situations, Joy A. Hatch

Dissertation: The Use of Electronic Meeting System Technology to Aid in Software Requirements Engineering, David M. Heath


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Relationships Between Skeletal Architecture and Density Banding in the Reef Coral Diploria strigosa From X-Radiography, X-Ray Computed Tomography and Image Analysis Techniques, Kevin P. Helmle


Dissertation: Experiments to Maximize Growth in Captive Florida Pompano (Trachinotus carolinus), Brian J. Hicks

Dissertation: Development and Production of the Electronic "Virtual" Pharmaceutical Dossier, Arthur E. Hilscher

Dissertation: A New Method to Update Flash Memory: In-System Programming Algorithms for the Personal Communicator, Daniel M. Hsieh

Dissertation: The Dynamics of Complex Surfaces in n-Dimensions Using Computer Graphics, Walter Sir Anthony Johnson Jr.


Thesis: The Occurrence of PCBs and Chlorinated Pesticide Contaminants in Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in a Resident Community: Comparison with Age, Gender and Birth Order, Kathleen M. Kuss


Dissertation: The Auditory Display in Interactive Courseware: Moving Human Factors into Computer Education, David T. Lauret

Dissertation: An Investigation of Critical Success Factors and Procedures for Implementing Effective Information Systems Security Programs, Rey LeClerc

Dissertation: A National Approach to Touch Keyboarding Instruction on Computers in Primary Schools in Belize, Gilda Lewis