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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Dissertation: Alcohol Misuse Among Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Military Healthcare Professionals, Brian Letourneau

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Dissertation: An Examination of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Older Adults, Morgan Levy

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Dissertation: Perceptions of Female Cybersecurity Professionals Toward Factors that Encourage Females to the Cybersecurity Field, Kembley Kay Lingelbach

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Dissertation: Predictors of shoulder injuries in female collegiate swimmers, Eric Lee Lippincott

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Dissertation: Multidimensional Knowledge Flow Dynamics in Context, Lina Lo

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Dissertation: Exploring Generational Differences in Text Messaging Usage and Habits, Daniel Wayne Long

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Dissertation: The Systemic Multigenerational Implications of Education: Second-Generation Haitian- American College Graduates’ Perspectives, Daphney Farah Lundi

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Dissertation: Identity Reconciliation: Understanding the Relationship between the Pursuit of the Ideal-Self and Intrapersonal Conflict, Abdul Mack

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Dissertation: Assessment of Factors Influencing Intent-to-Use Big Data Analytics in an Organization: A Survey Study, Wayne Madhlangobe

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Dissertation: Relationship Between Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging and the Modified Prone Straight Leg Raise Test to Identify Multifidus Weakness, Mitchell T. Maione

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Dissertation: Multi-Robot Complete Coverage Using Directional Constraints, Stefanus Malan

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Dissertation: Adult Nursing Students’ Perceptions of Social Presence in Facilitator-Created Subject- Specific Videos in an Online Nursing Course, Jamie Anne Marcus

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Dissertation: The Impact of Cost on Feature Selection for Classifiers, Richard Clyde McCrae

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Dissertation: Probabilistic Clustering Ensemble Evaluation for Intrusion Detection, Steven M. McElwee

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Dissertation: Millennial Generation Law Enforcement Academy Recruits and Their Perception of Mental Health, Jeffrey M. McGill

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Thesis: Optimization of Light Irradiance During the Early Life of Sexually-Produced Porites astreoides and Agaricia agaricites Recruits, Nicholas J. McMahon

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Dissertation: Enhancing Collaboration Regarding Long-Term Therapy Planning for Children with Chronic Conditions Using Participatory Action Research, Victoria Ann McQuiddy

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Exploring the ‘Little Engine’ Effect: The Role of Self-Efficacy in Approaching Contamination, Lori Francesca Merling

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Dissertation: Lived Experiences of Congolese Women Refugees Living in Indianapolis: Voices of Women, Nyangau Jane Mokaya

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Examination of the Impact of Organizational Culture and Employee Engagement on Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intention in a Nonprofit Organization, Karen Morris-Sweeney

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Dissertation: Structural Violence in the New Hampshire Family Court System: An Autoethnographic Exploration, Ann Marie Moynihan

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Dissertation: The Afghan Women’s Writing Project: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Poetry and Narrative as Conflict Resolution Tools, Saghar L. Naghib

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Thesis: The relationship of endoparasite diversity and feeding ecology in the seabird complex of South Florida, Michael Nakama

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Thesis: Assessment of Metals in Tissues of Marine-Associated Birds in South Florida, Caitlyn A. Nay

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Thesis: A Temporal Analysis of a Deep-Pelagic Crustacean Assemblage (Decapoda: Caridea: Oplophoridae and Pandalidae) in the Gulf of Mexico After the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Devan Nichols

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Dissertation: Use of a Telerehabilitation Delivery System for Fall Risk Screening, Robert W. Nithman

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Thesis: The Assemblage Structure and Trophic Ecology of a Deep-Pelagic Fish Family (Platytroctidae) in the Gulf of Mexico, Michael Novotny

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Thesis: Population Dynamics and Genotypic Richness of the Threatened Acropora spp. and their Hybrid in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Hannah F. Nylander-Asplin

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Dissertation: Women’s Experiences in Peace Building Processes: A Phenomenological Study of Undeterred Female Leaders in Northern Nigeria, Roselyn Ifeyinwa Onyegbula

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Research Study on the Treatment Experience of Opioid Addicts: Exploring the Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Conflicts that Opioid Addicts Face During the Treatment Process, Nicole Marie Ouzounian

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Dissertation: Design and Development of Simulation-based Instruction on Meaningful Use and Interprofessionalism Core Competencies in a Healthcare Team-based Learning Environment, Elizabeth Oviawe

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Dissertation: A Bibliometric Analysis of the Proceedings of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) for the 1979-2009 Period, Vandy L. Pacetti-Donelson

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Dissertation: What Do Organizations Learn From Conflict? A Grounded Meta-Analysis Approach to Developing an Integrated Conflict System Roadmap, Raquel Perez

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Dissertation: The Intent of Residence Life Professionals to Leave the Field at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Cletra Natasha Peters

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Dissertation: An Exploratory Study of Selected Policy Diffusions in Judicial Settings, Renee Ann Pistone

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Thesis: Early Life History Response of Reef Building Coral, Orbicella faveolata, to Ocean Acidification and Warming, Kelly A. Pitts

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Dissertation: Beyond Automated Assessment: Building Metacognitive Awareness in Novice Programmers in CS1, James Prather

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Thesis: Species Richness, Diversity, and Abundance of Sponge Communities in Broward County, Florida, 2000-2015, Jessica Price

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Dissertation: Understanding How Generation X and Millennial Entrepreneurs Manage Organizational Conflict, Sidjae T. Price

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Thesis: Identification and spatiotemporal dynamics of tuna (Family: Scombridae; Tribe: Thunnini) early life stages in the oceanic Gulf of Mexico, Nina Pruzinsky

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Dissertation: Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning using Augmented and Virtual Reality in Museum Education, Ronald Punako Jr.

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Dissertation: Collaborating Homeless Outreach in Broward County: A Law Enforcement and Social Services Engagement, Edward Rafailovitc

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Dissertation: Context-Enriched Conversation Analysis of Relational Hypnotherapy with a Client Diagnosed with a Phobia of Blood and Needles, Carlos Armando Ramos

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Study of Federal Policies on Workplace Bullying, Cynthia Mary Reese

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Thesis: Using Twitter as a Pedagogical Resource to Teach First-Year Composition, Carol Reynolds-Srot

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Dissertation: The Lived Experiences of Couples in Long-Term Marriages in which One Partner was a Vietnam Veteran and is Diagnosed with PTSD, Rozetia Richardson

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Dissertation: Dancing with Culture: A Grounded Theory Study on Latin American and Spanish Speaking Caribbean Women Living in the United States Process for Dealing with Internal Conflicts, Iler Leticia Rivera Chicas

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Thesis: Effects of ocean warming, sedimentation, and parental genotype on the post-settlement survival and growth of Acropora cervicornis recruits, Jena Robbins

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Dissertation: A Collaborative Approach With Therapists: Training and Utilizing the Roberts Human Trafficking Tool to Identify Domestic and International Victims of Human Trafficking, Arthrine Meletha Roberts

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Dissertation: The Effects of Students with Disabilities Implementing Postsecondary Transition Plans, Joseph Daniel Rodgers

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Dissertation: Elementary Principals' Perceptions of Conflicts with Teachers in Elementary Schools: A Phenomenological Study, Daryl C. Roselle

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Dissertation: The Effects of Specific Behavioral Interventions on Vocal Stereotypy: A Systematic Review, Halee R. Royal

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Dissertation: Evaluation of New Teacher Adjustment Factors in International Schools in Thailand to Improve Teacher Retention, Rekha Sachdej

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of the Prioritization of Male Siblings on Nigerian Women and Gender Equality: A Phenomenological Research Study, Iyen Elizabeth Salami

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Capstone: Comprehensive Occupational Therapy in a Breast Cancer Program, Nicole Renee Scheiman

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Dissertation: Assessing Beliefs, Attitudes, and Perceived Risks of HIV as Predictors of HIV Testing Behavior Among Seniors in the Coachella Valley, California, Gillian Sealy

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Dissertation: A Knowledge Management System (KMS) Using a Storytelling-based Approach to Collect Tacit Knowledge, Nicholas Shaw

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Dissertation: Elementary Charter School Teachers' Perceptions of Student Discipline on Academic Achievement, Simone Elloie Shelton

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Dissertation: Self-Efficacy of General and Special Education Teachers Regarding Inclusion, Karen P. Sims

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Thesis: Heavy Metal Accumulation in Seagrasses in Southeastern Florida, Erin Smith

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Dissertation: Factors Affecting Adult Speakers of Other Languages' (ESOL) Enrollment in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Courses: A Multicase Study, Jacklyn Smith

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Thesis: Evaluating the Efficacy of Using Geomorphology as a Surrogate to Benthic Habitat on the Miami Terrace, Kim D. Smith

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Dissertation: A Novel Cooperative Intrusion Detection System for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Adam Solomon

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Dissertation: Impact of an Exercise Program on Stress, Fatigue, and Quality of Life for Individuals Living with Primary Immunodeficiency Disease, Kerri Sowers

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Dissertation: Impact of an Exercise Program on Stress, Fatigue, and Quality of Life for Individuals Living with Primary Immunodeficiency Disease, Kerri Sowers

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Dissertation: Fine Motor Skills and the Occupations of Young Adults with Multiple Sclerosis, Mary Squillace

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Dissertation: Teachers’ Experiences in a Charter School With English Language Learners’ Acquisition of Academic Literacy, Estella Stephens

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Dissertation: Stop and Frisk among College-Educated Police Officers in Suburban Western Pennsylvania: An Exploratory Study, John F. Swank

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Dissertation: Blacks in policing and organizational change: A comparison of departments’ participation in community oriented policing activities, David Pernell Taylor

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Dissertation: Balancing the domestic violence equation: Exploring Trinidadian men’s perspectives on male marginalization and why men perpetrate domestic violence, Michelle A. Thomas

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Dissertation: Machine Learning for Exploring State Space Structure in Genetic Regulatory Networks, Rodney H. Thomas

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Dissertation: Evaluation of The Relationally Based “Calm-Driven” Service Training for the Automotive Industry, Based on The New World Kirkpatrick Model, Katia Tikhonravova

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Thesis: Age and Growth of Hogfish (Lachnolaimus maximus) in Southeast Florida, Ian A. Towne

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Dissertation: Wireless Sensor Network Clustering with Machine Learning, Larry Townsend

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Dissertation: Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis: Exploring the Experiences of Eye Bank Coordinators When Approaching Families of Decedents for Eye Donation, Concetta Triglia

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Thesis: Rare Parthenogenic Reproduction in a Common Reef Coral, Porites astreoides, Alicia A. Vollmer

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Dissertation: The Sudanese Indigenous Model for Conflict Resolution: A case study to examine the relevancy and the applicability of the Judiyya model in restoring peace within the ethnic tribal communities of the Sudan, Abdul S. Wahab

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Dissertation: An Experimental Study on the Effects of a Gamified Software Intervention in Mathematics Achievement Among Sixth Grade Students, Janice Watson and janice watson-huggins

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Dissertation: Using Web Conferencing Technology to Foster Inclusive Course Experiences for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students, Elissa Weeden

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Virtual School Leaders’ Experiences and Perspectives of the Benefits of and Barriers to Kindergarten Through Grade 12 Virtual Schools in Florida, Erika Weiss

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Thesis: The role of ontogenetic habitat shifts on the parasite communities of five South Florida fishes, Brittany Nicole White

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Dissertation: Implementation of The Essential Competencies for Evidence-Based Practice in Baccalaureate Nursing Education, Elizabeth Whorley

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Thesis: Microbiome Diversity of Coastal Tidal Floodwater in Southeastern Florida, Marissa Wickes

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Dissertation: Parents of War: A Grounded Theory Study of the Experience of Parenting Through the War Experience, Margaret Wilkie

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Capstone: Chinese Immigrants with Non-Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus: Nutritional Self-Management Approach, Winnie Manlai Wong

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Thesis: Trophic Ecology and Parasitism of a Mesopelagic Fish Assemblage, Matthew Woodstock

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Dissertation: OER Adoption in Higher Education: A Case Study of Stakeholders’ Perceptions at a Florida State College, Rebekah Elisabeth Wright

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Negotiations Within – Cross Case Analysis, Onur Yuksel

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Thesis: Genomic Analysis of Acropora cervicornis Mucus and Sediments in the Florida Keys Tavernier Nursery, Rachel Zimmerman

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Dissertation: Brother’s Keeper: Self-Discovery, Social Support, and Rehabilitation through In-Prison Peer Mentorship, Rebekah Zwick

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Declining Student Persistence in Distance Learning on American College Completion Goals, Francine Adams

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Dissertation: "Hakuna Matata” (No More Worries) - Integrating Indigenous Systems of Conflict Resolution into the Formal System of Government Administration in Cameroon: Case Study of the Ekpe Society of Manyu Division, Stephen O. Agbor

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Dissertation: The Influence of Trauma, Locus of Control, And Health-Related Quality Of Life on a Child’s Self-Worth, Anita Alexander

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Dissertation: Transformations in United States Policy toward Syria Under Bashar Al Assad A Unique Case Study of Three Presidential Administrations and a Projection of Future Policy Directions, Mohammad Alkahtani

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Dissertation: Painting our conflicts: A Thematic Analysis Study on The role of artists in peacemaking and conflict resolution, Kumail M. Almusaly

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Dissertation: Criterios de Calidad en el Diseño de Programas de Orientación Vocacional [Systematic Review: Quality Criteria in Designing Programs Vocational Guidance], Julieth Annie Álvarez Maestre

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Thesis: Reef Fish Assemblage Biogeography Along the Florida Reef Tract, Cory Ames

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Capstone: Cancer-Related Fatigue Clinical Guideline and Protocol for Hospitalized Oncology Patients: A Quality Improvement Project, Sulotte Valcin Amilcar

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Dissertation: The Efficacy of Perceived Big Data Security, Trust, Perceived Leadership Competency, Information Sensitivity, Privacy Concern and Job Reward on Disclosing Personal Security Information Online, Iqbal Amiri

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Dissertation: Church Hurt: A Phenomenological Exploration of the Lived Experiences of Survivors, Raquel Anderson