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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Dissertation: Trigger Point Dry Needling, Manual Therapy and Exercise versus Manual Therapy and Exercise for the Management of Achilles Tendinopathy: A Feasibility Study, Alex Michael Koszalinski

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Thesis: Optimizing lighting regimes for rearing Orbicella faveolata and Acropora cervicornis recruits, Paul D. Kreh

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Dissertation: Assessment Technologies Institute Test Results and Blended Experiences for Senior Community Health Nursing Students, Linda Lou Lacomb-Williams

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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): The Lived Experiences of Haitian-American Adults Who Experienced Transnational Separation from a Parent in Childhood, Damabiah Lamy-Riviere

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Dissertation: Changes in Self-Concept and Substance-Related Cognitions During Short-Term Residential Substance Use Treatment, Olivia Grace Larson

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Dissertation: The Impact of Cross-References on the Readability of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, Jeffrey A. Lasky

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Dissertation: Effects of Generic Group-Based Versus Personalized Individual-Based Exercise Programs on Balance, Gait, and Functional Performance of Older Adults with Mild Balance Dysfunction and Living in Residential Care Facilities - A Randomized Controlled Trial, Varatharajan Lingam

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Thesis: Comparisons of Five DNA Repair Pathways Between Elasmobranch Fishes and Humans, Lucia Llorente

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Dissertation: Violent Offenders and Assaults on Staff Members, Lisa Gentry Long

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Dissertation: Diversification and Intensification in Hybrid Metaheuristics for Constraint Satisfaction Problems, John M. Lynden

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Dissertation: Confidence in Law Enforcement When African-Americans are Underrepresented on the Force: An Exploratory Study, Charles E. MacLean

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Dissertation: Implementing Technology Enhanced Mathematical Instruction in an Algebra I Course to Increase Students’ Academic Achievement in Mathematics, Carlos Marrero

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Dissertation: A Case Study: Meeting the Needs of English Learners With Limited or Interrupted Formal Education, Michelle Ivette Marrero

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Dissertation: An Investigation of Factors Motivating Employee Attitudes and Intentions to Share Knowledge in Homeland Security, Evette Maynard-Noel

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Dissertation: Kindergarten Parent Engagement and Student Reading Literacy in Title I Schools: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Synthesis, Stacy L. M. McDonald

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Thesis: Long Term Efficacy of a Supraciliary Micro-stent Combined with Cataract Surgery in the Treatment of Glaucoma, Michael Robert McFarland

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Dissertation: Implementing a Research-Based Reading Intervention Focused Upon Increasing Reading Comprehension Amongst Third-Grade Students, Kamaria Dalila McNair

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Dissertation: The Rise of American Extremism: An Exploratory Analysis of American Religious and Political Extremism from Presidents Jimmy Carter to Barack Obama: 1977-2016, Alwyn J. Melton

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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): Addiction and the Family: Substance Use as a Symptom of the Larger Emotional System, Alexis Mercado

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Dissertation: The Influence of Identifiable Personality Traits on Nurses’ Intention to Use Wireless Implantable Medical Devices, Vincent Molosky

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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): A Solution Focused Approach to Behavior Goal Assessment: Training and Utilizing the Monterroso Parent Goal Assessment, Daisy Monterroso

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Dissertation: A Hybrid (Active-Passive) VANET Clustering Technique, Garrett Lee Moore

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Dissertation: Marriage and Family Therapists’ Clinical Impressions of Romantic Relationship Dissolution Heartbreak: A Modified Delphi Study, Isibel C. Moreno

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Dissertation: African-American Male Teachers: Examining the Insight, Encounters, and Best Teaching Practices, Brandon Morgan

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Thesis: Analysis of "Observer Effect" in Logbook Reporting Accuracy for U.S. Pelagic Longline Fishing Vessels in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, Thomas J. Morrell

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Examination of the Effect of Various Social Constructs on Activities at Social Network Sites, Stephen Musembwa

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Dissertation: Examining Effects of Parental Sexual Abuse on Female Juvenile Delinquency Using a Social Developmental Perspective, Michelle Nagle

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Dissertation: Instructional Designers as Project Managers: A Phenomenology, La Keshia Lynn Nall

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Dissertation: Complexity and Conflict: The Interplay of Policy, Perception and Language in Post ADA America, Sheila Northrop

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Dissertation: Stakeholders’ Perceptions of an Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Program in Special Education in Jamaica, Keitha Ava Marie Osborne

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Dissertation: Examining Task Conflict and Team Atmosphere in Virtual Teams Engaged in Outsourced Project Work, Harold Carr Osborn

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Dissertation: Early Childhood Educators’ Perceptions of Using Conscious Discipline to Promote Executive Function Development in Preschool Students: A Case Study, Annette C. Oswald-Hunt

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Thesis: Microbial Analysis of Surfactant-Associated Bacteria in the Sea Surface Microlayer and Remote Sensing of Associated Slicks, Georgia Parks

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Dissertation: Public Participation in Intractable Conflict: A Case Study of New York State’s High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Policy Development Process and Stakeholder Engagement Outcomes, Nancy M. Pattarini

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Dissertation: Cyber Situational Awareness and Cyber Curiosity Taxonomy for Understanding Susceptibility of Social Engineering Attacks in the Maritime Industry, Guillermo Francisco Perez

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Study of Black Fathers in Child Welfare, Tamaru N. Phillips

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Dissertation: VWA: Hearing the Courageous Voices of Extraordinary Women who have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence in Haiti, An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis, Michaelle Darley Pierre

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Dissertation: The Effect of Training and Institutional Support on Title IX Coordinators' Responses to Sexual Violence on College Campuses, Mercedes M. Pino

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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): Modifying the Relational Suicide Assessment for Use with Latinx LGB Adolescents, Daphne Pozo

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Study Exploring Motivation and Engagement Among Millennial Volunteers in Nonprofit Organizations, Joanne Quinones

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Dissertation: Adverse Childhood Experiences, Attachment, and PTSD Symptoms Among Male Offenders in Court-Ordered Diversion, Michael A. Quinones

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Dissertation: Effectiveness of a Manual Therapy Approach in Treatment of Patients with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Haitham Ramadan

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Thesis: The Sedimentology of Cay Sal Bank - an Incipiently Drowned Carbonate Platform, Luis Ramirez

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Dissertation: The Factors That Impact Patient Portal Utilization, William Carroll Reed

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Dissertation: Baccalaureate Nurses’ Experiences and Understanding of Adults Living with Sickle Cell Disease, Shelia Ann Reid

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Dissertation: Thrust Joint Manipulation to the Cervical Spine in Participants with a Primary Complaint of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD): A Randomized Clinical Trial, Breanna C. Reynolds

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Dissertation: Knock Knock! Who’s There? Exploring the Functions of Play and Humor During Bowen Family Systems Theory Training, Helen Reynolds

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Improving Real-Time Intrusion Detection in Dynamic Networks with Highly Imbalanced Data Using a Multi-Agent Architecture Approach, Anh-Hong Nguyen Rucker

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Dissertation: Architecture, Emotion, and Conflict Resolution: The Power of Space in Developing or Obstructing Human Identity, Peren Sabuncu

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Dissertation: An investigation of electronic Protected Health Information (e-PHI) privacy policy legislation in California for seniors using in-home health monitoring systems, Robert Lee Saganich

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Dissertation: E-Cigarettes: Perceived Harm among Youth in the United States, Sherbert Samuels

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Dissertation: Measuring Employee Job Satisfaction During Workplace Downsizing, Trina Sanders

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Dissertation: Truth Talks: How North America’s Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Engage the Public in Change, Lawrence Schooler

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Dissertation: An Instructional Designer Competency Framework for Complex Learning Designs, David Alan Schubert

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Dissertation: Clinical Director Perspectives on Decision Making of Family Involvement with Clients at Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Centers, Lauren Amber Serdencuk

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Dissertation: Demographic, Legal, and Clinical Predictors of Long-Term Trial Competency Restoration, Jonathan F. Shook

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Dissertation: The Political Animal: The Animal Rights Movement and Public Policy, Dorothy Jean Simnett

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Capstone: Creating Confident and Connected Families: A Program to Improve Parental Self-Efficacy in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Kelly Simpson

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Dissertation: Transgender Parent Differentiation: A Heuristic Phenomenological Study, Eva Smidova

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Dissertation: A Comprehensive Cybersecurity Defense Framework for Large Organizations, Willarvis Smith

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Dissertation: “Square Peg in a Round Hole” An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Workers’ Experiences with Workplace Conflict, Katherine Joanna Sosa

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Dissertation: The Concrete Rose: A Phenomenological Study of African American Women’s Postgraduate Matriculation Experiences, Anne-Marie L. Soto

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Dissertation: Post-decisional Conflict in Selecting Cancer Treatments: Perception of Information Disclosure may Influence Decisional Conflict, Decisional Regret, and Self-Acceptance in Bereaved Parents of Children with Cancer, Danielle De Santis Sperandeo

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Dissertation: Lived Experience of Post-licensure Nurses in a Perioperative Clinical Rotation, Amy Stahley

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Thesis: Effects of deposited sediment and turbidity on survival and growth of Orbicella faveolata recruits, Morgan Stephenson

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Dissertation: Law Enforcement Officer Body-Worn Camera Perceptions: Pre and Post Deployment, Benjamin Aaron Straight

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Dissertation: The Socialization of Female Hostage Negotiators: Their Voices, Perspectives, & Experiences, Lieutenant Superville

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Study Exploring the Adoption of Social Networking Platforms to Achieve Digital Literacy for All Learners, Anila Sweitzer

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Dissertation: The Evolution of Technology in Call Centers, Julieo Stephen Thompson

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Dissertation: Exploring Knowledge and Awareness of Social Entrepreneurship, Barry Tishler

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Dissertation: Meta-Analysis of Behavior Problems in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, Marta Maria Tobenas

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Thesis: Possible Pathologic Effect of HMGB1 on P. gingivalis Induced Inflammatory Response by Macrophages, Michelle Marie Torres Santos

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Thesis: Inferred Function and Dynamics of Microbial Communities from the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Deepesh Tourani

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Thesis: Reconstruction of Northeastern Pacific Ocean Holocene Production Using Marine Mammal Archaeofauna, Andrea M. Traffichini

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Dissertation: Family Environment and Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease: Patterns of Health Care Utilization and Academic Achievement, Joanna Tsikis

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Comparison of the iPad-Assisted and Traditional Flashcard Instruction for Learners With Autism, Davaa Ulzii

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Dissertation: Examining Mother and Father (Dis)agreement of Youth Mental Health Among Ethnically Diverse Families, Areti Vassilopoulos

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Dissertation: LSTM Networks for Detection and Classification of Anomalies in Raw Sensor Data, Alexander Verner

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Thesis: Spatial and temporal trends in the Xestospongia muta (giant barrel sponge) population on the Southeast Florida Reef Tract, Alanna D. Waldman

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Dissertation: Implementation of the Instructional Practices Inventory – Technology Process with Fidelity: The Impact on Technology Use and Student Cognitive Engagement, Mekca Rae Wallace-Spurgin

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Dissertation: The Effect of a Multigenerational Workforce on Workplace Bullying, Supaporn Walton-Robertson

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Thesis: Practice Makes the Deficiency of Global Motion Detection in People With Pattern-Related Visual Stress More Apparent, Jana Wegrzyn

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Dissertation: Exploring Experiences of Diverse Faculty With Diverse Students in Distance Education, Theresa West

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Dissertation: A Newborn Screening Disorders Online Portal for Primary Care Providers and Parents, Jean Becky Whittemore

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Dissertation: Assessing the Presence of Mindfulness within Cyber and Non-Cybersecurity groups, Christopher Wilder

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Dissertation: “To Gallop Together to War is Simple-- To Make Peace is Complex” Indigenous Informal Restorative Conflict Resolution Practices Among Kazakhs: An Ethnographic Case Study, Ronald Brooks Wiley

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Dissertation: Integrative Molecular Pathological Epidemiology of Congenital and Infant Acute Leukemia, Heather Elizabeth Williams

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Dissertation: Information Systems Security Leadership: An Empirical Study of Behavioral Influences of Leaders on Employees’ Security Compliance, Marcus Alan Winkfield

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Dissertation: A Psychosocial Behavioral Attribution Model: Examining the Relationship Between the “Dark Triad” and Cyber-Criminal Behaviors Impacting Social Networking Sites, Kim Withers

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Dissertation: Exploring the Impact of Disaster Response Preparedness by the New York State Military Forces to the World Trade Center September 11, 2001, Terrorist Attacks, Robert L. Wolf

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Dissertation: Utilization Efficacy Perceptions of Telepractice for Speech-Language Pathologists and University Faculty and Administrators: A Qualitative Delphi Study, Cybele Wu

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Dissertation: Adaptive Strategies of Multi-Objective Optimization for Greener Networks, Hatem Yazbek

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Dissertation: Federal Offices of Inspectors General: The Relationship Between Per Capita Staffing Levels and Performance Results, Craig Yuen

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Dissertation: Hate Crimes and Discrimination against Jews: The Anti-Semitism Phenomenon in the 21st Century, Jon Zemke

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Dissertation: Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Imaging: How Physical Therapists Utilize Imaging in Clinical Decision-Making, Hilmir Agustsson

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Thesis: Flexural Strength and Optical Characteristics of High Translucency Zirconia, Golsa Akbarian

Thesis: Evaluating the Protective Effect of Fluoride Varnishes on Enamel Subjected to Demineralization and Tooth-Brush Abrasion, Hathal Albagami

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Dissertation: Assessing the Impact of a Geospatial Information System for Improving Campus Emergency Decision-Making of Novice Crisis Managers, Adam R. Albina

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Thesis: Depth of cure of resin composites: effect of incremental layering versus bulk placement and effect of curing light type, Najat Aldossarry

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Thesis: Evaluation Of Surface Characteristics For Three Milled CAD/CAM Monolithic Ceramic Restorations, Fahad Algahtani