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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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Thesis: Optimization of Light Spectrum During Coral Grow-out, Daisy N. Ponce

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Dissertation: The Impact of Job Demands and Job Resources on Clery Officers’ Feelings of Self-Efficacy, Jacqueline Pontius-Hogan

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Retrospective Study Examining Special Education Speech and Language Referrals in an Urban School District, Nichelle Porter

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Dissertation: Exploring the Influence of School Location on School Resource Officers’ Perceptions of Their Roles and Priorities, Larry A. Potts

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Dissertation: The Lived Experience and Perceived Challenges of Child Protective Investigators Who Place Children in Foster Care, Elizabeth Presume

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Thesis: Investigating the Effects of a Southward Flow in the Southeastern Florida Shelf Using Robotic Instruments, Alfredo Quezada

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Thesis: The Endoparasite Fauna of Mesopredatory Mesopelagic Teleosts, Alexander U. Rayburn

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Thesis: Applying Integrative Systematics to the Poorly Explored Symbiotic Relationships Between Echinoderms and Zoanthidea, Savannah Renken

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: La Eficacia del Docente como Líder Transformacional en Entornos Virtuales de Aprendizaje y su Impacto en el Aprovechamiento Académico del Estudiante Virtual en una Universidad de Puerto Rico, Alberto J. Rentas García

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Thesis: Evaluating Post-Release Survival and Distribution of Juvenile Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) Caught on Buoy Gear Within the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Straits, Cody Rewis

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Thesis: Cnidae in Integrative Systematics of Zoanthidea: A Sticking Point, Melissa Rex

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Teacher Perceptions Concerning the Instruction of Social Justice at the Elementary School Level, Clara I. Reyes

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Dissertation: Teacher Perceptions of the Implementation of a Digital Token Economy in Inclusive Classrooms, Richard Thomas Richardson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Personalización de un Entorno Virtual de Aprendizaje: Un Ejemplo de Aplicación de Inteligencia Artificial, Noé Rafael Rivera Leiva

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Dissertation: La Percepción de los Consejeros Escolares como Líderes Educativos en las Escuelas Privadas del Área Este de Puerto Rico, Sol Yary Rivera Rosario

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Entry Level Capstone: Expanding the Occupational Therapy Oncology Rehabilitation Program at James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Annalisa M. Rodriguez

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Liderazgo Femenino y su Relación con el Desempeño Laboral del Empleado en una Industria Farmacéutica de Puerto Rico, Lila Rodríguez Hernández

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Dissertation: Cultural Diversity in Education: Examining the Challenges and Issues of LGBTQ Students Enrolled in a Tertiary Education Institution in The Bahamas, Terry Laverne Rolle

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Identidad del Rol de Exalumnos Universitarios en Puerto Rico y su Perfil como Mentores: Implicaciones para una Vinculación Efectiva de Exalumnos en la Educación Superior, René S. Ronda Ramírez

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Dissertation: An Empirical Assessment of the Use of Password Workarounds and the Cybersecurity Risk of Data Breaches, Michael Joseph Rooney

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Thesis: Parameterizing the Spillage Left Behind: Datafication, Machine Learning Algorithms, and the Question of Ecological Agency, Courtney Rosenthal

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Examination of a Traditional Business Curriculum and Its Effect on Students’ Level of Moral Decision Making, Brian Rothschild

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Dissertation: An Examination of a Traditional Business Curriculum and Its Effect on Students’ Level of Moral Decision Making, Brian M. Rothschild

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Entry Level Capstone: Occupational Therapy’s Role in Pain Management Within the Chiropractic Setting, Samantha J. Royer

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Case Study of an At-Risk African American Female Student Using Chickering’s Seven Vectors of Identity Development, Eddie Runner

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Case Study of an Elder Village and its Sustainability, Annemarie Russell

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Dissertation: Teacher Attrition Rates in a Large Urban Elementary School in the Southeastern United States, Yvonne Joy Russ

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Entry Level Capstone: Fall Prevention & Vision Therapy Program for Inpatient Rehab, James P. Ryan

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Thesis: Addressing Water Hyacinth (Pontederia crassipes) Impacts on Aquatic Biota in Lake Okeechobee, Joseph Salerno

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Entry Level Capstone: The Impact of Occupational Therapy Involvement in Response to Intervention (RtI) and Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), Alexis C. Sambuco

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Dissertation: Understanding the Circumstances That Contribute to Teacher Retention and Attrition in an Urban School District and the Impacts of Financial Incentives on Teacher Retention, Meshelley Sams

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Thesis: Effects of Cyanobacteria Harmful Algal Blooms on the Microbial Community Within Lake Okeechobee, FL, USA, Paisley S. Samuel

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Liderazgo Efectivo a Distancia y sus Beneficios con el E-Learning, Blanca I. Sánchez Rivera

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Dissertation: Comparing Phishing Training and Campaign Methods for Mitigating Malicious Emails in Organizations, Jackie Christopher Scott

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Educación Tutorial Centrada en el Estilo de Aprendizaje en Estudiantes de Enfermería, Astrid G. Seguí Rodríguez

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Thesis: "OK, Groomer" :(Post) Truth Rhetoric and Transphobia, Adit R. Selvaraj

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Dissertation: La Incidencia en el Desarrollo de Competencias Digitales de los Estudiantes de una Universidad Virtual en Texas, Elga D. Sepulveda Suarez

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Thesis: Using Carbon Source Preference to Modulate the Antibiotic Susceptibility of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus in Co-Culture., Elinor Sevy

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Entry Level Capstone: A Transitional Program from Elementary to Middle School, Savannah S. Shontere

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Qualitative Study of Novice Primary Grade Teachers’ Challenges of Teaching Reading, Jo Yolanda Smith

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Dissertation: Multilevel Modeling of Academic Self-Concept and Moderation of the Big-Fish-Little-Pond Effect in Math and Science for TIMSS 2019 Participating Countries, Heather Marie Spangler

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Phenomenology of Mental Health Practitioners’ Experiences With Low-Income Black Youth Seeking Mental Health Support in Massachusetts, Audrey Spataro

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Dissertation: A Phenomenology of Mental Health Practitioners’ Experiences With Low-Income Black Youth Seeking Mental Health Support in Massachusetts, Audrey A. Spataro

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Dissertation: Examining Campus Crime at Massachusetts’ Colleges and Universities, Kimberly Beskalo Stewart

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Thesis: Heavy Metals within the Hawaiian Islands Archipelago as Evidenced in the Hawaiian Monk Seal and Their Prey, Yvanna M. Strait

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Entry Level Capstone: Creating a Veteran Suicide Prevention Module in an Entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program, Christina A. Swoyer

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Dissertation: Adversarial Training of Deep Neural Networks, Anabetsy Termini

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Thesis: Fishing and Fear Effects Interact to Shape Herbivory on Coral Reefs, Bethany M. Tilton

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Entry Level Capstone: The Role of Occupational Therapy in the Prevention of Playing-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders Among Musicians, Cristina Lucia Torres

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Revisión Sistemática Sobre el Uso de Blog como Objeto de Aprendizaje en Estudiantes de Postgrado en la Modalidad de Aprendizaje Semipresencial, Sonia N. Torres Díaz

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Re-Engineering Education: Exploring Teacher Responses to STEAM-Based Professional Development Training, Rhonda M. Townsend-Abraham

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Thesis: Behavioral Skills Training for Reducing Challenging Behaviors in Students With Down Syndrome With or Without Co-Occurring Autism Spectrum Disorder, Jacqueline Tudor

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Dissertation: Student Response to Varied Instructional Methods in Level I Fieldwork Experiences, Camille CJ Turner

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Dissertation: Microscale to Mesoscale Modeling of the Ocean Under Tropical Cyclones: Effects of Sea Spray and Surfactants on Tropical Cyclone Intensity and Air-Sea Gas Exchange, Breanna Lynn Cain Vanderplow

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Percepción del Grado de Efectividad sobre Liderazgo Educativo y las Competencias Digitales Docentes en Enfermería, Geraline Vega Martínez

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Dissertation: Integrating the Spatial Pyramid Pooling into 3D Convolutional Neural Networks for Cerebral Microbleeds Detection, Andre Accioly Veira

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Dissertation: Denationalization and Statelessness: An Exploratory Case Study Assessing the Impact of Dominican Republic Judgment TC 168-13, the Effects of Naturalization Law 169-14, and the International Community's Involvement, Ernst Pierre Vincent

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Dissertation: When Speaking Up Fails: Experiences of Unsubstantiated Equal Employment Opportunity Allegations on the Workforce, Scottie Visser

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Dissertation: Evaluation of Novice Teacher Practical Implementation of Applied Behavior Analysis Strategies: A Single-Subject Research Design Using Behavioral Skills Training, Toniece Walker

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Dissertation: Qualitative Study of Influences of an Educational Support Program for Novice Teachers Relative to Their Feelings of Support, Job Satisfaction, and Teacher Self-Efficacy, Sonya Welch

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Capstone: A Review of Endoparasites Found in Order Pelecaniformes and Order Ciconiiformes Birds of Southeast Florida, Kaya C. Wells

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Exploratory Study of Honors College Students’ Conceptualizations About Social Justice on and Off Campus, Quakish B. Williams Liner

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Teacher and Parent Perceptions of Involvement in an Urban High School: A Generic Qualitative Study, LaTarsha Dionne Wilson

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Dissertation: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Lived Experiences of Adults Diagnosed With ADHD, Carole Larson Yokell

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Thesis: Evaluating Post-release Survival and Habitat Utilization of Undersized Swordfish (Xiphias gladius) Caught by the U.S Pelagic Longline Fishery in the Western North Atlantic, Zachery Young

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: El Uso del Modelo de Aula Invertida en la Educación Superior: Revisión Sistemática de sus Ventajas y Retos, Gabriel Zepeda Martínez

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Entry Level Capstone: Incorporating Poi as a Therapeutic Modality for Preschool Aged Children in the CARE Clinic, Danielle Zirkle

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Dissertation: An Examination of the Relationship between Validity and Memory Measures in Retired NFL Players, Huda Abu-Suwa

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Dissertation: Teacher Perceptions of Pedagogical Change Using 1:1 Chromebooks in Classrooms, Brunetta Evelyn Adams

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Thesis: Relationships Between Mercury and Trophic Level in Nine Coastal Pelagic Fishes off Southeastern Florida, Emily Akins

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Influence of Information Availability, Emotional Reviews, and Social Capital (Bridging and Bonding) on Trust in Social Commerce, Ahmed Alattas

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Dissertation: The Challenges and Issues Faced by Saudi Women When they are Appointed to New Unconventional Jobs, Ghadah Abdulhadi Alghamdi

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Dissertation: Applying Arbitration to Settle Disputes in Administrative Contracts Under the New Saudi Government Tenders and Procurement Law, Maryam Radhyan Almutairi

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Entry Level Capstone: Clinical Research in Occupational Therapy, Daisy C. Alvarado

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Dissertation: Trends and Outcomes of a School-Based Campaign to Reduce Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Consumption Among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Students in Middle School, Roya Amirniroumand

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Thesis: The Best Self for Whom: Agency, Action, and Capacity in Ted Talk Motivational Speeches, Bilal A. Amodu

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Thesis: A Spatial Assessment of Impacts to the Flats Fishery by Recreational Boating in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Kristin Anderson

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Trophic Dynamics of a Keystone Predator: Examining Three Alaskan Sea Otter Stocks Over Two Decades, Taylor Apter

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Thesis: Impacts on Fast-Start Performance: How Do Group Size and Habitat Degradation Alter the Escape Behavior of a Schooling Coral Reef Fish?, Monica D. Bacchus

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Dissertation: A Universal Cybersecurity Competency Framework for Organizational Users, Patricia A. Baker

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Dissertation: Using A Behavioral Skills Training Model for Instructing Educators in Functional Assessment and Intervention Procedures in The Classroom Setting, Lorne Thomas Balmer

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Study of the Lived Experiences of Siblings of Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Adrielle Benini

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Dissertation: Autoeficacia del Docente de Educación Física General y la Inclusión de Estudiantes con Necesidades Especiales [Self-efficacy of the General Physical Education Teacher and the Inclusion of Students with Special Needs], Raul Berrios

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Dissertation: Aceptación del Docente Sobre el uso del Aprendizaje Móvil en una Escuela del Área Sur de Puerto Rico, Luis Adán Berríos Rivera

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Entry Level Capstone: Reducing Caregiver Burden in Spinal Cord Injuries and Disorders (SCI/D), Heather Berto

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Entry Level Capstone: Exploration and Implementation of Interprofessional Education (IPE) Initiative, Trevor Blose

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Thesis: Abundance, Site-Fidelity, and Association Patterns of Coastal Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops Truncatus) Off Southeast Florida, Graysen D. Boehning

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Dissertation: Police Officer Attitudes about the Importance of External Procedural Justice, David Borchardt

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Entry Level Capstone: Comprehensive Sleep Program for Active-Duty Special Operators in the US Military, Hope Brew

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Entry Level Capstone: IADLs in Acute Care, Taylor Brownlie

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Thesis: Variability in the Vertical Distributions of Mesopelagic Fishes: Effect of Body Size, Season, and Sampling Strategy on the Characterization of Diel Vertical Migration, Brandon A. Brule

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Dissertation: An Analysis of Florida Educators' Perceptions of the School Superintendency, Qualifications, Leadership Skills, Longevity, and Student Achievement: A Quantitative Study, Natalie Bruzzese

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Thesis: Quantifying the Toxicological Effects of the Organic Uv Filters Avobenzone and Homosalate on Acropora Cervicornis, Samantha F. Buckley

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Dissertation: Civilian Experiences and Military Perceptions of the U.S. Military During Domestic Disaster Operations, Stefan Daimon Buckman

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Entry Level Capstone: Exploration in Mental Performance for Division 1 SEC College Football Student Athletes, Alex Burgdorf

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Entry Level Capstone: Exploration in Mental Performance for Division 1 SEC College Football Student Athletes, Alex Burgdorf

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Dissertation: Long-Term Stability of Baseline Impact Scores in High School Football Players across Age Groups, Christopher Thomas Burley

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Dissertation: Does Most-to-Least Prompt Fading Lead to Independence in Tooth Brushing in Children With Intellectual Disability?, John W. Byrd

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Entry Level Capstone - NSU Access Only: Exploring the Development of Rehabilitation in Haiti: The Factors that Support Project Sustainability, Sophia Cadet

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Case Study: Exploring College Students’ Transformative Learning Experience Through Co-Creation of a Pilot Compassionate Parenting Module in a Humanities Class, Maria S. Casabianca