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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Factors in the Admissions Process Influencing Persistence in a Master’s of Science Program in Marine Science, Melissa L. Dore

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Dissertation: Exploring Identity and Negotiation among Women Military Interrogators through Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, James Dorough-Lewis

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: International School Leadership and the Diffusion of Distance Education in East Asian International Schools, Jeffrey Dungan

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: International School Leadership and the Diffusion of Distance Education in East Asian International Schools, Jeffrey Dungan

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Thesis: Investigating the Effect of Mechanical Beach Cleaning on Nesting, Hatching and Emergence Success of Loggerhead (Caretta caretta) and Green (Chelonia mydas) Sea Turtles in Broward County, Florida, Megan A. Earney

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Capstone: Correctional Nurses: Adult Opioid Dependence Referral Process, Christine Hilary Edmund

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Thesis: Differential Use of Two Warm-Water Effluents by the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) and Temporal Distributions throughout Broward County, Florida, Laura F. Eldredge

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Dissertation: Trends in the Match of Early Intervention to Student Need: A Grounded Theory Study in Student Support within One Florida School District, Amanda K. Ellzey

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Dissertation: A Novel Approach to Determining Real-Time Risk Probabilities in Critical Infrastructure Industrial Control Systems, Michael Elrod

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Dissertation: The Effect of Domain and Technical Expertise on the Training Outcomes for Case Management Systems in High Domain Expertise Fields, Steven L. Epstein

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Dissertation: Impact of Leadership Strategies on Perceived Climate of Safety at the Construction Job Site, Joshua M. Estrin

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Dissertation: The Biannual Cycle and Reproductive Morphology of the Yellow Stingray, Urobatis jamaicensis (Cuvier, 1817), with a Comparative Analysis from Batoid Reproductive Literature, Daniel P. Fahy

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Dissertation: Faculty and Staff Perceptions of Interprofessional Education: A Comparative Survey of Dental and Health Science/Nursing Faculty and Staff, Tabitha Nicole Fair

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Dissertation: Enhancing the Accuracy of Synthetic File System Benchmarks, Salam Farhat

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between Ideology and Disgust Sensitivity, Shaina C. Fieldstone

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Exploring the Third Side of the Hawaiian Kingdom Conflict, Yvonne Fischer

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Content Analysis of the Theory Base Used in the Conference Proceedings of the Association of Educational Communications and Technologies, Peggy Flynt

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Thesis: Evidence of Intermittent Residency in the Northern Fur Seal (Callorhinus ursinus)., Megan Foley

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Dissertation: Pulsar Search Using Supervised Machine Learning, John M. Ford

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Dissertation: Improved Detection for Advanced Polymorphic Malware, James B. Fraley

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Dissertation: Defining usability heuristics for adoption and efficiency of an electronic workflow document management system, Steven Fuentes

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Thesis: Coral vs. Macroalgae: Relative Susceptibility to Sedimentation and Ocean Warming, Ashton J. Galarno

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Dissertation: Risk Factors for Low Back Pain in Recreational Distance Runners, Jonathan Gallas

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Representación de la Norma Para Egresados de las Escuelas Policiales que Laboran en el Eje Cafetero de Colombia, Martha L. Gallego-Betancourth

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Thesis: Variable Patterns in Spur and Groove Reef Morphology Explained by Physical Controls and their Relevance for Platform-Top Sedimentology, Robert C. Gardiner Jr

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Media Analysis of the Depiction of Workplace Bullying in Hollywood Films, Maria C. Georgo

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Dissertation: Evaluation of Various Inspiratory Times and Inflation Pressures During Airway Pressure Release Ventilation, Tim Gilmore

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Dissertation: The use of social media as a conduit to promote social justice in the Deaf Community, as a cultural and linguistic minority, through the visual language of American Sign Language: A movement against Audism, Sarah K. Glenn-Smith

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Dissertation: Immediate Effects of a Seated versus Supine Upper Thoracic Spine Thrust Manipulation Compared to Sham Manipulation in Individuals with Subacromial Pain Syndrome – A Randomized Clinical Trial, Jason Keith Grimes

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Dissertation: Effect of Negotiator Active Listening Skills on Crisis (Hostage) Negotiations, Karen Guszkowski

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Dissertation: LIVED EXPERIENCE IN RELATION TO THE EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF NURSES CARING FOR INDUCED HYPOTHERMIA PATIENTS, Marie Regina Hankinson

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Dissertation: A Study of Human-Machine Interface (HMI) Learnability for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Command and Control, Tom Haritos

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Thesis: Variation in Coral Recruitment and Juvenile Distribution Along the Southeast Florida Reef Tract, Leah M. Harper

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Dissertation: Reducing the Download Time in Stochastic P2P Content Delivery Networks by Improving Peer Selection, Nicholas Hays

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Dissertation: Automated Feature Engineering for Deep Neural Networks with Genetic Programming, Jeff T. Heaton

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Dissertation: Effects of Moderate Pressure Massage on Self-Regulation and Play in Preterm Babies, Helene Chaya Hendel

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Dissertation: The Effect of Code Obfuscation on Authorship Attribution of Binary Computer Files, Steven Hendrikse

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Dissertation: Organizational Information Dissemination Within Collaborative Networks Using Digital Communication Tools, Cristelia Hinojosa

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Thesis: A Comparison of the Ichthyofaunal Trophic Ecology at Selected Limestone Artificial Reef Sites and Adjacent Natural Reef Sites, Joseph R. Hornbeck

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Assessing the Needs of Online Pedagogical Skill Development in Higher Education, Michelle N. Horton 9828594

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Thesis: DNA Analysis of Surfactant-Associated Bacteria in a Natural Sea Slick in the Gulf of Mexico Observed by TerraSAR-X, Kathryn Howe

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Dissertation: Darfur Conflict: A Phenomenological Study of Female Victims’ Perception of Justice, Careen Hutchinson

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Dissertation: Conversation Analysis of Michael White’s Decentered and Influential Position, Dragana Ilic

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Supplemental Instruction on Student Achievement and Retention at a Minority-Serving, Private, Not-For-Profit University in Southeastern Florida, Annisah Ishmael

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Dissertation: Exploring the Leadership Experiences of Minority Women in a Black Greek Letter Sorority, Ashley Nichole Jennings

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Dissertation: Performance Envelopes of Adaptive Ensemble Data Stream Classifiers, Stefan Joe-Yen

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Adolescent Students’ Perspectives of Technology Use Both Inside and Outside the Classroom, Kendall P. Johnson

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Dissertation: Lives and The Effects on Workplace Productivity, Neisha S. Jones-Sewell

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Dissertation: Secondary Teachers’ Perceptions of Delaware Bullying Intervention Programs, Tracy Jones

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Dissertation: The Impact of Social Disclosures Within Fixed Rate Peer-to-Peer Lending Markets, Robert A. Jordan

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Dissertation: Perceptions of Validity: How Knowledge is Created, Transformed and Used in Bio-Agricultural Technology Safety Testing for the Development of Government Policies and Regulations, Jennifer Josephs

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Thesis: Microbial Community Richness Distinguishes Shark Species Microbiomes in South Florida, Rachael Cassandra Karns

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Dissertation: Revolutionary Action in the Arab Spring: A Typological Theory on Popular Revolution, Majed Kassem

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Dissertation: Exploring the Potential for Artificial Reefs in Coral Reef Restoration: Responses and Interactions of Associated Biota to Varying Experimental Treatments in the Mexican Caribbean, Audie Kirk Kilfoyle

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Dissertation: The Assessment of Burnout and Resilience in Correctional Officers, Vera A. Klinoff

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Dissertation: Pneumonia Readmissions in Older Adults with Dementia, Sara Knox

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Predictability of Identity Voting Behaviour, Perceived Exclusion and Neglect, and the Paradox of Loyalty: A Case Study of a Conflict Involving the Ewe Group in the Volta Region of Ghana and the NDC-led Administrations, Binamin Konlan

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Dissertation: THE IMPACT OF LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES ON PERCEIVED BRAND EQUITY IN THE HIGHER EDUCATION SECTOR – AN EXAMINATION OF THREE STAKEHOLDER SEGMENTS, John R. Lax

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Thesis: Effects of Ocean Warming and Acidification on Fertilization Success and Early Larval Development in the Green Sea Urchin, Lytechinus variegatus, Brittney L. Lenz

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Thesis: Caecidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in Broward County, Florida, Andres S. Lester-Coll

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Dissertation: Moral Reasoning and Moral Emotions Linking Hoarding and Scrupulosity, Keith Lit

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Thesis: Distribution and Condition of Stony Corals in The Veracruz Reef System National Park: A Management Perspective, Mauricio López Padierna

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Dissertation: Stand By Me: The Effects of a Police Anti-Bullying Presentation on South Korean High School Students' Attitudes About Bullying and Willingness to Intervene, Kenny Loui

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Dissertation: An Exploration of the Lived Experience of Human Resources Professionals in the Hospitality Industry: A Qualitative Research Study, Nadia R. Lucien

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Dissertation: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HIGH-PERFORMANCE HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, ORGANIZATIONAL CITIZENSHIP BEHAVIOR, AND UNIT PERFORMANCE AND VOLUNTARY TURNOVER IN THE FAST FOOD FRANCHISE INDUSTRY, Martin C. Luytjes

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Student Discipline Strategies: Practitioner Perspectives, Joseph A. Mancini

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Dissertation: Cattle Rustling and Its Effects among Three Communities (Dinka, Murle and Nuer) in Jonglei State, South Sudan, Phillip T. Manyok

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Thesis: Growth of Orbicella faveolata in La Parguera, Puerto Rico, Darren B. Marshall

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between External Turbulence and New Product Development Practices, Michael W. Maxwell

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Dissertation: Parent Beliefs, Attitudes, and Needs in Preschool Age Literacy Development in a Head Start Program, Dianna Jean McCoy

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Impact of the Implementation of a Summer Credit Retrieval Online Program on the Academic Achievement of Grade-8 Students, Maria A. McCoy

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Dissertation: A Study of How Young Adults Leverage Multiple Profile Management Functionality in Managing their Online Reputation on Social Networking Sites, T. John McCune

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Integrating Multiple Modalities into Deep Learning Network, Patrick McNeil

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Dissertation: Individualized Instruction as a Faculty Training Strategy for Technology Integration, Jennifer Merritt

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Dissertation: The Influence of Innate Behavioral Predispositions on Conflict Stakeholder Interactions in Mediation: The Camp David Accords of 1978, Stephen D. Merson

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Dissertation: The Role of Cognitive Disposition in Re-examining the Privacy Paradox: A Neuroscience Study, Zareef Mohammed

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Relationship Between Tutoring and Academic Success of Students Enrolled in Remedial Mathematics, Kiki S. Moore

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Dissertation: The Black Male's Perception of Academic Success in the Black Belt Region, Lisa M. Morenzoni

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Graduate Students’ Beliefs and Perceptions of Student Engagement and Learning Platforms in Higher Education, Amanda Napolitano

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Thesis: Assessing the Rate and Extent of Transgenerational Acclimation and Adaptation to Ocean Warming, Abby C. Nease

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Experience of a Freehand Visual Art Drawing Lesson for At-Risk Youths on Their Understanding of Basic Geometry, Clovis Nelson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Bullying, Sexual Identity, Health Risk Behaviors and Outcomes Among Adolescent Youth in a Metropolitan School District, Amalio C. Nieves

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Dissertation: Measuring Cybersecurity Competency: An Exploratory Investigation of the Cybersecurity Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Necessary for Organizational Network Access Privileges, Richard Nilsen

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Investigating the Effectiveness of Professional Learning Communities in South Florida Public Schools, Renata P. Novak

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Dissertation: Johnny Just Come (JJC): An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Study on the Intra-Extended Family Conflict Experience of Undergraduate Nigerian Immigrant College Students in the United States, Ann Maureen Nwabuzor

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Law School Deans and Distance Education: A Phenomenographical Study, Edward Oswald

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of Disciplinary Literacy and Scientific Teaching in Grades 8 and 9, Seth B. Parrish

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Dissertation: Investigating the Perceived Influence of Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Maturity on Organizational Performance: A Mixed Methods Study, Charles F. Perkins

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Thesis: Age and Growth of Whale Sharks (Rhincodon typus) near the South Ari Atoll, Maldives, Cameron T. Perry

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The influence of culture on conflict management styles and willingness to use mediation: A comparative study of African Americans and Afro-Caribbeans (Jamaicans) in South Florida, Claudette Powell-Bennett

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Effects of Teacher-Coach Collaboration on Student-Athletes’ Academic Achievement at a Rural Charter School, William K. Presswood

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Dissertation: Examining the Effects of Distractive Multitasking with Peripheral Computing in the Classroom, Jaime Eduardo Puente

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Dissertation: Mealtime insights: A Photovoice project with African American mothers and their young children, Paula Ann Rabaey

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Quantitative Study on the Correlation Between Grade Span Configuration of Sixth Grade Students in Private Florida Schools and Academic Achievement on Standardized Achievement Scores, Deborah J. Rantin

Thesis: Accuracy of Slot Dimension within Sets of Orthodontic Buccal Tubes, Sergio Enrique Real Figueroa

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Shooting out of Love: A Case Study on Kurdish Guerrillas in the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party), Thoreau Redcrow

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Dissertation: Redefining safety: An analysis of cultural and international safe havens in the context of genocidal violence, Antonella Regueiro

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Thesis: Forecasting the Spread and Invasive Potential of Apple Snails (Pomacea spp.) in Florida, Stephanie A. Reilly

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Dissertation: Elizabeth I and the 1559 Act of Uniformity: A Study of the Impact of Gender Roles and Religious Conflict, Shawna K. Resnick

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Dissertation: Love as Dialogue: Finding Human Connection In Conversation, Iliamaris Rivera-Walter