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


Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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