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


Theses/Dissertations from 2001

Dissertation: The Development of an Intranet-based Electronic Performance Support System for Knowledge Management Workers, Patricia M. Sperano

Dissertation: Practice patterns of occupational therapists related to driving, Wendy Stav

Dissertation: The Linkage of Competitive Strategy, Information Technology (IT) Maturity and Size With Strategic Response to Financial Liberalization: An Investigation of Thai Financial Institutions, Triroj Virojtriratana

Dissertation: Constructing Virtual Internet Agents to Improve Learning, Giocondo E. Weiner

Dissertation: A Study of The Correlation of The ISO-9000 Quality Control Program on The Financial Results of Information Technology Companies Who Have Achieved ISO-9000 Certification, John W. Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

Dissertation: A Comparison of Internet Training Programs with Traditional Classroom Instruction for Local Government Employees, Manuel Astte


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Manuscript 1: Elasmobranch Bycatch Observed on Pelagic Longlines Off the Southeastern U.S. Coast, 1992-1997, Lawrence R. Beerkircher


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Manuscript II: A Demographic Analysis of the Silky Shark, Carcharhinus falciformis, Population Off the Southeastern United States, Lawrence R. Beerkircher

Dissertation: Web Information System(WIS): Information Delivery Through Web Browsers, Joseph Bianco

Dissertation: Finding a Fitness Function to be Used with Genetic Algorithms to Solve a Protein Folding Problem: The ab initio Prediction of a Protein Using Torsion Angles, Noni McCullough Bohonak

Dissertation: An Adaptive Neural Network Approach to Intrusion Detection and Response, James D. Cannady Jr.

Dissertation: Approximation of Marginal Probabilities While Learning Bayesian Networks, Joseph E. Cannon

Dissertation: A Study to Determine Technological Skills and Competencies Needed for Office Employment as Reported by Selected Employers in the South Central Kentucky Lake Cumberland Area Development District, Patricia H. Cowherd


Thesis - NSU Access Only: Comparative Studies of the Development and Survival of Litopenaeus vannamei Larvae Grown Entirely on Single or Multiple Species of Phytoplankton, Erik DeMicco

Dissertation: Problem-Based Learning in Computer-Mediated Versus Face-to Face Groups: A Comparison of Learning Behaviors and Outcomes of Entry-Level Physical Therapy Students in a Module on Women's Health, Jancis K. Dennis

Dissertation: Mathematics Software and Achievement on the Ohio Ninth Grade Proficiency Test, Patricia M. Deubel

Dissertation: An Investigation of Critical Thinking in Synchronous and Asynchronous Computer Conferencing Environments, Lisa Deziel-Evans

Dissertation: Success Factors Among Community College Students in an Online Learning Environment, Paula B. Doherty

Dissertation: Professionalism and the audiology student : characteristics of Master's versus Doctoral degree students, Lucas W. Doyle

Dissertation: An Expandable Markov Model for the Design of Intelligent Communicative Agents in managed Health Care, Douglas T. Dune


Dissertation: Middle School Reading Clubs: A First Step Toward Increasing Pleasure-Reading Time, James Fazzone

Dissertation: An Object-Oriented Model for Interorganizational Collaborative Planning, Robert H. Grenier


Dissertation: Complete Randomized Cutting Plane Algorithms for Propositional Satisfiability, Stephen Lee Hansen

Dissertation: Survey of current workplace requirements and financial benefits in the profession of audiology, Charles L. Harvey

Dissertation: A Data-Driven Soft Real-Time Expert System for Producing Coral Bleaching Alerts, James C. Hendee


Thesis - NSU Access Only: An Investigation of Temporal and Spatial Variability of Egg Production in the Gulf of Mexico: A Study of Six Calanoid Copepods, Lee A. Houchin

Dissertation: The Design of an Interoperable and Adaptable Workflow Management System Using XML, Tesera L. Ju

Dissertation: Structural Design of a Fast Convergence Algorithm: A Semi-Universal Routing Protocol, Gabriel Kengni

Dissertation: A Bayesian Framework to Determine Patient Compliance in Glaucoma Cases, Raghu B. Korrapati

Dissertation: Perceived experiences of well senior women engaged in occupational lifestyle redesign, Elysa Lipschutz

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