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


Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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

Dissertation: A Model for the Implementation of a Blog in a Manufacturing Environment, Chaelynne M. Wolak

Dissertation: Wireless LAN Technologies: A Model for Planning, Designing, and Implementing a WLAN Solution in a Global Manufacturing Enterprise, Ronald G. Wolak


Thesis: Age, Growth and the Annual Cycles of lipogenesis and Reproduction of Acanthurus bahianus in Southeastern Florida, Stacy M. Wolfe

Dissertation: A Model of Critical Success Factors for Implementing Enterprise Resource Planning Packages in Higher Education, Ilya V. Yakovlev

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

Dissertation: A Comparative Study of Achievement of Students in a Distance Learning Second Language Class and in a Traditional Classroom Second Language Class, Beverly S. Alcott


Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Nearshore Hardbottom Fishes of Broward County, Florida USA, Robert M. Baron

Dissertation: A Systems Analysis of a Networked Information Technology System at a Local Police Department: The Melbourne Police Department Case Study, M. Joanna Bass

Dissertation: The Effect of Computer-Based Accounting Practice Sets on The Achievement of Introductory College Accounting Students, Bryce A. Bernard

Dissertation: The Development of Reliable Metrics to Measure the Efficiency of Object-Oriented Dispatching using Ada 95 a High-Level Language implementing Hard-Deadline Real-time Programming, Eugene W. P. Bingue

Dissertation: Application of Artificial Neural Networks to the Tactical Asset Allocation Model, C. Augusto Casas

Dissertation: The Viability of a Satellite-based Internet Learning System for the Hospitality Industry: A Case Study, Galen R. Collins

Dissertation: Evolutionary Algorithms for VLSI Test Automation, Alfredo Cruz

Dissertation: Visually Searching the World Wide Web for Content: A Study of Two Search Interfaces, Carol Cusano


Dissertation: The Geometric Mean as a Generator of Truth-Value in Heuristic Expert Systems: An Improvement over the Fuzzy Weighted Arithmetic Mean, Walter L. Dixon

Dissertation: Computer System Self-Defense Through Object Self/Non-Self Recognition, James T. Dollens

Dissertation: A Comparative Analysis of DDs and Humans on Making Loan Decisions, Tammy I. Engelman


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Effects of Beach Renourishment on Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) Nesting and Hatching Parameters, Jennifer M. Gibson Hartwig

Dissertation: An Investigation of Project Dependencies and Risks in Project Schedule Slippage and Effort Overrun in the Engineering Computing Organization, Farideh V. Gozleveli

Dissertation: Design and Implementation of a Prototype Toolset for Full Life-Cycle Management of Web-Based Application, Joseph G. Gulla

Dissertation: High Speed Routing Table Lookups for Current and Next Generation Internet Routing, Ernest Hampson III

Dissertation: A Study of the Use of Paper Book Metaphors in the Design of Electronic Books, Harold A. Henke

Dissertation: Audiologist as the entry level professional, Hish Husein


Dissertation: A Technique for Visualizing Software Architectures, Jon M. Inouye


Thesis - NSU Access Only: The Effects of Isolation Distance and Reef Size on Associated Fish Assemblages: A Study Using Artificial Reef Modules, Lance K. B. Jordan

Dissertation: Utilization of Internet2 Videoconferencing Capabilities for Delivery of Collaborative Tele-education: A Case Study, Stephanie Wood Karran

Dissertation: Neural Networks to Predict The Properties of a New type of Batch Hot Dip Galvanized Steel, Ernest E. Klerks

Dissertation: Measuring Usage and Usability of Online Databases at Hartnell College: An Evaluation of Selected Electronic Resources, Jennifer Lagier


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Macroinvertebrate Community Structure in MDOS Mesocosms: The Role of Vegetation and Response to Marsh Dry-Out, Michelle Lajti

Dissertation: Foundations of Computer Science A Survey of Computer Science via its Grand Ideas, Gary H. Locklair


Dissertation: An Empirical Investigation of Employee Perceptions of Outsourcing Success of Information Technology Operations, Lynda Roberson Louis

Dissertation: Using The Internet to Build Community and Provide Clinical Practice Guidelines for Camp Nurses, Jo Lynne Lundy


Thesis: Beach Crawl Width as a Predictive Indicator of Carapace Length in Loggerhead Sea Turtles (Caretta caretta)., Dawn M. Miller

Dissertation: Students' Success With World Wide Web Search Engines: Retrieving Relevant Results With Respect to End-User Relevance Judgments, Stacy A. Nowicki

Dissertation: Integrating Computers into The Classroom: Combining Workshops, Online Learning, and Mentorship to Train Teachers, Robert N. Polselli Jr.


Dissertation: Enterprise Integration Modeling Linking Enterprise Integration Architecture With Business Strategy Planning, Easton B. Rhodd

Dissertation: Information Technology Usage in Metro Manila Public and Private Schools, Maria Mercedes T. Rodrigo

Dissertation: The Learning Process, Moderation and Discourse Patterns in Asynchronous Computer Conferencing, Sarah Schrire

Dissertation: Teaching Object-Oriented Programming with Modeling Tools: Effects on Cognitive Load, William A. Smith


Dissertation: The Design of Online Learning Communities for Older Adults, Martha Marie Snyder

Dissertation: An Investigation into the Effectiveness of a Portable Electronic Meeting System in a Co-located Computer Supported Cooperative Work-Environment, Ronald P. Sperano


Thesis: Coral Recruitment to Various Artificial Substrata, Miami Beach, FL, Nicholas C. Straccione


Dissertation: A Comparison of the Use of Artificial Neural Networks, Fractal Time Series and Fractal Neural Networks in Financial Forecasts, Beverly A. Swisshelm


Dissertation: Y2K Serendipity: Benefits and Spinoffs, Roy Gwen Taunton


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Biological Assessment of Three Artificial Reef Materials: Tire-Concrete Aggregate, Gravel-Concrete Aggregate, and Limestone Boulder, Brian K. Walker