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: 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

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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

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Dissertation: A Developmental Research of a Taxonomy for Employees’ Mobile Device Cyberslacking and Commitment to the Organization in the Context of Productivity, Saleh Alharthi

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Dissertation: Leading Change Together: Reducing Organizational Structural Conflict through a Dialogic OD Approach using Liberating Structures, Barbara Allen

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Dissertation: Knowledge Sharing Among Academics in Higher Education Institutions in Saudi Arabia, Fahad M. Alsaadi

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Thesis: Indirect Effects of Ocean Warming and Acidification on the Realized Recruitment of Agaricia agaricites, Allan Anderson

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Dissertation: Evaluation of Machine Learning Techniques for Early Identification of At-Risk Students, Mansour Hamoud Awaji

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Dissertation: An Investigation of the Interaction between Organizational Culture and Knowledge Sharing through Socialization: A Multi-Level Perspective, Ali Baker

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Effects of an Afrocentric Curriculum on Reading Scores of African American Third, Fourth, and Fifth Graders, Trisha J. Baker

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Study of Methamphetamine and Heroin Users’ Arrest Experiences, James Bardon

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Dissertation: Assessing Training Impact: Exploring Perspectives on Leadership Training in Healthcare through a Multi-frame Lens, Nekeisha G. Bascombe

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Dissertation: Sexualized Black Bodies: The Lived Experiences and Perceptions of Diasporic Ghanaian Women within The United States as it Relates to Black Sexuality, Yaa Bempa-Boateng

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Dissertation: High School Peer Counseling: Understanding the Impact of a Systemic Training Incorporating Bowen Concepts, Christina Elizabeth Berdebes

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Dissertation: Evaluative Study of Jazz History Courses at the Collegiate Level, Charles Lawrence Bergeron

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Dissertation: Academically Resistant Athletes: Victims of ACEs or Commodities of the System, Melnee Berry

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Dissertation: An Empirical Assessment of Senior Citizens’ Cybersecurity Awareness, Computer Self-Efficacy, Perceived Risk of Identity Theft, Attitude, and Motivation to Acquire Cybersecurity Skills, Carlene G. Blackwood-Brown

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Thesis: Pathogen Transmission Techniques and Genotypic Resistance to Disease in the Threatened Coral, Acropora cervicornis, Megan Bock

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Dissertation: The Effect of Organizational Culture on the Retention of Millennial Employees, Charlene Bolton

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Dissertation: Senior Nursing Students' Knowledge, Attitudes, and Perceived Competency about Older Adults, Deborah Denise Brabham

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Thesis: Comparison of Preformed Archwires to Pretreatment Dental Casts Representing Normal Occlusions, Ezra Brown

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Dissertation: Assessing the Role of Critical Value Factors (CVFs) on Users’ Resistance of Urban Search and Rescue Robotics, Marion A. Brown

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Dissertation: An Investigation of Faculty Perceptions About Mobile Learning in Higher Education, Serena Brown

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Thesis: Examining Practitioner Standards Regarding Periodontal Clearance for the Orthodontic Patient, WIlliam P. Brown

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Dissertation: Database Streaming Compression on Memory-Limited Machines, Damon F. Bruccoleri

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Dissertation: Countering Violent Extremism in Peshawar Pakistan, Licona Bryan

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Dissertation: Hear My Voice and the Voices of Those I Teach: A Phenomenological Perspective of Experiences From Migrant Education Program Teachers, Ingrid Bynes

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Dissertation: Effect of Relational Support on Educational Outcomes in an At-Risk Charter School in Florida, Eunice Casey

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Dissertation: An Autoethnographic Exploration of Hypnotherapeutic Experience, Jimena Castro

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Dissertation: Novel Alert Visualization: The Development of a Visual Analytics Prototype for Mitigation of Malicious Insider Cyber Threats, Karla A. Clarke

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Thesis: Empirical Validation and Comparison of the Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM) Between the Gulf of Mexico and the Tongue of the Ocean, Cynthia A. Cleveland

Dissertation: Suspicion, Suspicion: Police Perceptions of Juveniles as the “Symbolic Assailant”, Andrea R. Coleman

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Thesis: Ecological Correlates of Community Structure in Seagrass-Associated Fishes in North Biscayne Bay and Port of Miami, Florida, Elizabeth F. Colhoun

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Effects of Project-Based Learning and Motivation on Students With Disabilities, Jamar Council

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Dissertation: Influence of a post-­graduate physical therapy residency program on clinical reasoning, professional development, and career advancement in Nairobi, Kenya, Shala Cunningham

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Dissertation: Standardizing Instructional Definition and Content Supporting Information Security Compliance Requirements, Theresa Curran

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Dissertation: Correctional Academic Education: A Qualitative Inquiry of Quality, Value, and Effectiveness, Michelle Currier

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Dissertation: Autoethnography of a Whitegirl Marriage and Family Therapist's Experience Working on the Rez, Andrea L. Cuva

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Dissertation: A Critical Analysis of Presidential Term Limits in Africa: A Mixed-Methods Case Study of Causes of Political Violence in Burundi, Foday Darboe

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Dissertation: Machine Learning Methods for Septic Shock Prediction, Aiman A. Darwiche

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Dissertation: Decreasing Incidents of High School Cyberbullying, Erica Nichole Dawson

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Dissertation: Turbulent and Electromagnetic Signature of Small- and Fine-scale Biological and Oceanographic Processes, Cayla Whitney Dean

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Dissertation: Assistive Technology Guidelines for Higher Education Disability Support Staff, Brenda DeLee

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Thesis: A Comparison of Benthic Habitats and Faunas Between the Miami Terrace (Proposed Calypso Pipeline Site) and the Pourtales Terrace (Coral Habitat of Particular Concern), Laura Dell

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Dissertation: An Operational Management Competency Model for Online Education Administrators, Fanniel Demarks

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Professional Development of Secondary Teachers to Improve the Education of Gifted and Talented Scholars: The Relationship Between Desire and Proficiency to Teach, Shelbie E. Dixon-Brown

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Dissertation: Exploring the Experiences of Clinicians Dually-trained in Behavior Analysis and Family Therapy Working with Families Facing Autism, Janessa Dominguez

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Thesis: Microbial Ecology of South Florida Surface Waters: Examining the Potential for Anthropogenic Influences, Chase P. Donnelly

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Capstone: Lose to Win: Fighting Obesity in the Workplace, Latoya Dotson

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Thesis: Uncovering the Role of Propagule Pressure in Determining Establishment Success Using a Synthetic Biology Approach, Michael D. Dressler

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Dissertation: Shoulder-Specific Patient Reported Outcome Measures for Use in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer:An Assessment of Reliability, Construct Validity, and Overall Appropriateness of Test Score Interpretation Using Rasch Analysis, Melissa Michelle Eden

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Dissertation: Identifying Factors Contributing Towards Information Security Maturity in an Organization, Madhuri M. Edwards

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Thesis: Peruvian Pinnipeds as Archivists of ENSO Effects, Mickie Rae Edwards

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Thesis: Genetic Population and Evolutionary Dynamics of the Angel Sharks, Squatina spp., Cristin Keelin Fitzpatrick

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Dissertation: Aligning Secondary Benchmarks in High School Curriculums Across Content Areas, Michael George Forrest

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Dissertation: A Few Good Men: Narratives of Racial Discrimination Impacting Male African American/Black Officers in the United States Marine Corps, Peter D. Freeburn

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Thesis: Characterization of the Bioluminescent Symbionts from Ceratioids Collected in the Gulf of Mexico, Lindsay L. Freed

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Dissertation: A Study of Factors Contributing to Acculturation Stress for International Graduate Students in a Small Non-Profit Graduate School, Nkenge Friday

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Dissertation: A Grounded Theory Investigation of Adaptations to Adverse Childhood Experiences, Jeffrey Michael Friedman

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Thesis: Comparing the Efficacy of Scalpel, Electrosurgical, and Laser Gingivectomies for the Management of Gingival Enlargement Following Orthodontic Therapy, Mehdi Garashi

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Dissertation: Development, Implementation, and Assessment of an Online Doctoral Student Orientation, Russell J. Garner

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Dissertation: Preparation, Protection, Connection and Embodiment: A Phenomenological Exploration of the Value of Spiritual Self-Care for Conflict Professionals, Diane Marie Gaston

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Dissertation: Domestic Extremism Violence Facing U.S. Law Enforcement, How Can These Threats Be Mitigated?, Matthew R. Gilbert

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Dissertation: Teachers’ Perceptions of the Use of Graphic Novels to Teach Reluctant Readers, Bret Ginsberg

Dissertation: From School to Prison: Assessing the Impact of Non-systemic Contributors to the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Jonathan W. Glenn

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Dissertation: Population dynamics of the threatened staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis, and the development of a species-specific monitoring protocol, Elizabeth Goergen

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Dissertation: Intraprofessional Conflict among Registered Nurses in Hospital Nursing: A Phenomenological Study of Horizontal Violence and Bullying, Joyce A. Goff

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between Adolescent Suicidality and Engagement in Risky Behaviors, Elissa Rebecca Golden