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: 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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Dissertation: Exploring Incivility among Nursing and Health Science Students: A Descriptive Study, Diane Louise Smith

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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: 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: 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

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Dissertation: I am Human, Too! An Analysis of Conflict Resolution Theories and Their Applicability to the LGBTQ Community, Jaime Anzalotta

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Dissertation: Predicting Cardiovascular Fitness in Ethnic Minority Youth: A Comparison of Demographic, Body Composition, and Physical Activity Variables, Steven Arcidiacono

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Dissertation: Enhanced Prediction of Network Attacks Using Incomplete Data, Jacob D. Arthur

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Dissertation: Data Masking, Encryption, and their Effect on Classification Performance: Trade-offs Between Data Security and Utility, Juan C. Asenjo

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Dissertation: PTSD Subtypes, Depressive Presentation, Dissociation, and Cognitive Appraisals and Their Impact on Cardiovascular Reactivity Responses to Stress, Dyona Augustin

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Dissertation: "Youn Ede Lòt”: Help-Seeking Among Haitians, Josie A. Augustin

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Dissertation: A Case Study of Cross-Cultural Complexities and Interpersonal Conflict Faced by Project Managers in Multicultural Software Development Project Teams, Hilary T. Aza

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Thesis: Emerging Hotspot Analysis of Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) Mortality (1974-2012), Crystal Ann Bass

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Dissertation: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis A Social Revolution: International Yogi PeaceBuilders, Jodie M. Berman

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Dissertation: Behavioral Intention and Use Behavior of Social Networking Websites among Senior Adults, Andrew M. Berry

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Thesis: Environmental Factors Affecting Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) Nesting, Hatching, and Incubation Patterns in Broward County, Florida, Zoey Ellen Best

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Dissertation: PERSONAL POWER AND TRUST AS MEDIATORS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SERVANT LEADERSHIP AND AFFECTIVE ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT, George D. Bingham

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Dissertation: Towards a Conceptual Framework for Persistent Use: A Technical Plan to Achieve Semantic Interoperability within Electronic Health Record Systems, Shellon Blackman-Lees

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Dissertation: Effect of Slant Boards in Combination with Handwriting Practice, Kristen N. Brevoort

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Dissertation: Cyber Bullying: A Quantitative Study on the Perceptions and Experiences of Female Emirati University Students, Michael R. Brochu

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Thesis: Mapping the Spatial-Temporal Variation in Ras Ghanada Seagrass Meadows and Sand Shoals between 1996, 2006 & 2012, Ryan Brookbank

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Dissertation: The Relationship between Mainstream Radio Music, Vulgar Lyrics, and Race and the Impact on the Criminal Black Male Stereotype., DeAngelo K. Brown

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Development of Strategic Fundraising Practices for Divisions of Student Affairs at 4-year Public Flagship Institutions, DeShanna K. Brown

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Next Disaster… Will Be Televised: An Exploratory Qualitative Media Analysis of Hurricane Preparedness in Television Newscasts, Tyra L. Brown

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Computer-Assisted Writing on Improving Writing Scores for Urban Eighth-Grade Students, Latilya W. Butler

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Analysis of Training Needs for Providers of Transition Services for the Deaf/Blind, Kelly M. Castino

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Dissertation: Contextualizing Secure Information System Design: A Socio-Technical Approach, Abdul Rahim Charif

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Dissertation: Conflict, Clergy and Culture: A Phenomenological Study Exploring the Identities and Conflict Resolution Approaches of Jamaican Church Leaders Residing in South Florida, Davina Clarke

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Comparison of Leadership Development Between Students Attending Community Colleges Versus 4-Year Colleges, Christopher L. Clonzen

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Thesis: Evaluating the Ecological Status of the Introduced Nile Monitor (Varanus niloticus) in Florida: Forecasting Presence and Population Expansion Using Computational Geographic Information Systems, Noah G. Cohen

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Thesis: The Relationship between Near Shore Hardbottom Exposure and Benthic Community Composition and Distribution in Palm Beach County, FL, Kristen A. Cumming

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: All Students Are Not Equal: A Case Study of Geometry Teachers’ Instructional Strategies When Trained in Multiple-Intelligence-Based Practices in Secondary Classrooms, Cassandre Davis

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Exploring the Experiences and Effects of International School Changes of ‘Third Culture Kids’, Ryan Dellos

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Thesis: "The Effects of Ocean Warming and Sedimentation on the Survival and Growth of Acropora cervicornis" and "Differential Prevalence of Chimerism during Embryogenesis in Corals", Hayley De Marchis

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Dissertation: The Impact of Small Group Intervention Focusing on Operations With Rational Numbers on Students’ Performance in the Florida Algebra I End-of-Course Examination, Evelyn Dopico

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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: Efficacy of Kinesio Taping as an Adjunct Intervention to Traditional Physical Therapy in the Treatment of Nonspecific Acute Low Back Pain: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial, Hossameldien Elkholy

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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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Capstone: Increasing Providers’ Adherence to Ordering Urine Microalbumin Tests, Florence Fadele

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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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Capstone: Health Care Providers' Knowledge of Childhood Obesity Within the Hispanic Community, Daysi Fardales

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

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Dissertation: Professional Nursing Value Development in Nursing Students Who Participate in International Service Learning, Heather Ferrillo-Diiulio

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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