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

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Capstone Projects from 2021

Entry Level Capstone: Implementation and Efficacy of Interprofessional Education (IPE) Initiatives, Javed A. Mohammed

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Dissertation: Challenges Teachers Encounter When Integrating Technology in a Culturally, Linguistically, and Diverse High School, Eliana Rodriguez Molina

Entry Level Capstone: The Impact of Structured Groups on Skill Acquisition for Children with Learning Disabilities, Sierra A. Montgomery

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Entry Level Capstone: Effects on Adherence and Comprehension with Video Demonstration Support versus Traditional Home Exercise Programs: Culminating Project, Emily E. Morales

Entry Level Capstone: Occupational Therapy’s Role in Health Promotion for Youths Facing Chronic Conditions, Megan A. Moret and Megan A. Moret

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Entry Level Capstone: Final Culminating Project, Jennifer D. Morrill

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Dissertation: Restorative Justice and the Impact of Community Engagement, Tanya Moss

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Entry Level Capstone: Implementation of Strategic Supports into Coursework to Improve Notetaking Abilities And Overall OTA Student Success, Cheyenne M. Murphy

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Entry Level Capstone: The Development of an Occupational Therapy Craft Toolbox for Outpatient Pediatric Settings, Nailah Mustafa

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Dissertation: What Is the Lived Experience of Mothers of Premature Infants in a Level-IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Jennifer Lorraine Nelson

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Dissertation: Literacy Development Practices for English Learners With Interrupted Formal Education, Javier Francisco Oaxaca

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Capstone: The L.E.G.A.C.Y.® Appreciative Life Review Model: A Framework and Process to Develop Psychosocial Resources in Emerging and Young Adulthood, Nicole Onori Hansen

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Dissertation: An Empirical Assessment of Users' Information Security Protection Behavior towards Social Engineering Breaches, Nisha Jatin Patel

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Dissertation: Post-Conflict Transition in Chile: Considerations for Dealing with a Resistant Armed Forces, Patrick Paterson

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Dissertation: Experiences of Incarcerated Young Men in Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, Cynthia Vanessa Penalva

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Dissertation: Assessment of Psychological Functioning in Retired Firefighters, Jordana Simone Pepper

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Entry Level Capstone: Culminating Capstone Project: Development of an Experiential Learning Framework for Graduate Occupational Therapy Students, Daniel S. Pereira

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Dissertation: Exploring the Acculturation Experiences of Cuban Refugee Doctors and their Families in Miami: A Phenomenological Study, Nelson Michel Perez

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Dissertation: A Comparison of Clinic-Based and Telehealth Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Abigail Peskin

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Dissertation: Examining the Influence of Perceived Risk on the Selection of Internet Access in the U.S. Intelligence Community, Tyler Michael Pieron

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Dissertation: A Framework for Artificial Intelligence Applications in the Healthcare Revenue Management Cycle, Leonard J. Pounds

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Dissertation: Relationship Between Electronic Health Literacy, Locus of Control, Trust in Physicians, Attitudes Towards Providers, and Medication Adherence, Donrie Purcell

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Dissertation: Identity Formation During Nonviolent Protests: A Thematic and Structural Narrative Analysis of Interviews Conducted with March for Our Lives Protesters, Richard Shawn Queeney

Entry Level Capstone: Knowledge of the LGBTQIA+ Community by Occupational Therapy Practitioners and Students, Emily A. Quick

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Capstone: Advancing Disease Knowledge and Health Beliefs on Dyslipidemia by Implementing Patient Education, Edwin S. Ramos

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Dissertation: Judicial Decision Making and the Duty To Warn: An Empirical Study of Case Law, Casey Dunn Ravitz

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Dissertation: Community Attitudes Towards Juvenile Sex Offenders and Registration in Virginia, Paige Reed

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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): Utilizing the Five Sex Languages to Enhance Sexual Communication: A Clinical Case Study, Randi Reichel

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Dissertation: A Strategic Plan to Increase Equitable Practices in a Pacific Northwest School District, Nancy Lee Reisner

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Entry Level Capstone: Using a Social Support Group to Educate and Empower Immigrant Latina Women, Diana N. Rendon

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Dissertation: Retaining Employees in Public Sector Organizations, Marlon Javier Rivera

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Dissertation: Teaching Strategies Leading to Success in Self-Contained Classrooms, Sonja Michelle Robinson-Madden

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Dissertation: Black Couples Filtering Their Love Stories Through the Use of Social Media, Jeff Rocker

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Entry Level Capstone - NSU Access Only: Occupational Therapy Doctoral Capstone Research Project, Lesley Samulak

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Dissertation: The Experiences of Cohort Membership in an Alternative Certification Program, Roxanne Marie Sanchez

Entry Level Capstone: Doctoral Capstone Experience in Education and Program Development- DePaul University, Ashley Saunders

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Dissertation: Childhood Play as a Predictor for Development of Creative Potential in Adulthood: A Mixed Methods Study, Brittany Nicole Saviers

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Entry Level Capstone: A Capstone in Education: Current Challenges For Occupational Therapist Clinicians Transitioning To Role Of Academician, Jacie Schneider

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Dissertation: Job-Related Attitudes and Burnout Amongst Medical Physicists in the United States, Deborah L. Schofield

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Dissertation: Gender Disparity in Studying Chemistry, Carlo Semerzier

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Dissertation: A Propensity-Matched, Mortality-Adjusted Study of Palliative Care Consult to Reduce 90-day Hospital Readmission in a Heart Failure Cohort, Janice Shirley

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Dissertation: Profile of Pediatric Assessments Selected in Occupational Therapy Practice and the Influence of Occupation-Based Assessments on Clinical Practice, Alysha Skuthan

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Entry Level Capstone: Developing a Comprehensive Screening Tool of Occupational Performance and Engagement to Identify Levels of Housing Support for Successful Long-Term Community Placement, Alexis Smith and Alexis Smith

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Dissertation: The Effects of New Teacher Induction Programs on New Teacher Retention in Urban School Districts, Lisa Maria Smith-Sherrod

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Study of the Lived Experiences of African American Women in Undergraduate STEM Degree Programs, Vernon H. Smith

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Dissertation: Examination of Corporate Investments in Privacy: An Event Study, Joseph Michael Squillace

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Dissertation: Employee Perceptions Related to Specific Work Processes Within the Crime Control Model Known as the Stratified Model, Robert William Steinkraus

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Entry Level Capstone - NSU Access Only: Doctoral Capstone Experience in Program and Policy Development - A Kid's Place of Tampa Bay, Erica Stewart

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Dissertation: Increasing Software Reliability using Mutation Testing and Machine Learning, Michael Allen Stewart

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Study of African American Middle School Students’ Perception of Low Student-Teacher Racial Match on Their Educational Experience, Tai Lynn Swift

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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): Development of a Self-Care Workshop: Designed to Support Graduate Students in Clinical Programs, Caroline Talbott

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Capstone: Developmental Stepping Stones, Couri S. Taylor

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Dissertation: Response Interruption and Redirection (RIRD) as a Treatment for Vocal Stereotypy in Children Who are Dually Diagnosed With Autism and Down Syndrome, Stacy Taylor

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Dissertation: The Role of Social Media in Human Trafficking Victimization, Alicia Marie Terwilliger

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Entry Level Capstone - NSU Access Only: Occupational Therapy Advocacy Through Digital Media, Meaggan S. Thomas

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Dissertation: Identifying the Impact of Perceived Shared Cultural Values on Knowledge Sharing Through a Social Media Application, Mel Anthony Tomeo

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Application of Blockchain Technology to Improve Authors’ Copyright Protection, Abrar Turkistani

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Capstone: Shaping the Lives of Little Ones Developmental Equipment Project, Marilyn Tyre

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Dissertation: Foresight Leadership Theory: A Grounded Theory Study of the Conflict Management Experiences of Healthcare Managers with Remote Employees, Desiree Nichole Van Campen

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Entry Level Capstone: Doctoral Capstone Experience in Academia- Nova Southeastern University, Milady Velazquez De Jesus

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Dissertation: Enterprise Social Network Systems Implementation Model for Knowledge Sharing among Supply Chain IT Professionals, Edgardo Luis Velez-Mandes

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Entry Level Capstone: Doctoral Capstone Experience in Academia – Brenau University, Amanda Watkins

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Dissertation: Development of a Social Engineering eXposure Index (SEXI) using Open-Source Personal Information, William Shawn Wilkerson

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Dissertation: Exploring Living Conditions and Asthma Among Migrant Farmworkers, Jenelle Williams

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Dissertation: A Training Intervention for Middle School Teachers on Culturally Relevant Instruction and Culturally Relevant Classroom Management Strategies, Vivian Yakpo Newton

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Dissertation: American Epidemic: The Societal and Multi-generational Impacts Caused by the Mass Incarceration of Women in the United States, Jessica Younts

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Entry Level Capstone: Program Development at a Nonprofit Organization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, Victoria E. You

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Entry Level Capstone: Culminating Capstone Project: Critical Illness Myopathy, Min S. Yu

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Entry Level Capstone: Doctoral Capstone Experience in Advocacy and Administration - Stay In Step, Mariana Zelaya

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Thesis: Reliability of Methods to Evaluate Sensitivity Caused by In-office Bleaching Procedures, Ahmed Abuzinadah

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Dissertation: Perceptions of Elementary Teachers Towards the Effectiveness of Community Resources for Reducing Achievement Gap, Carl L. Adams

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Dissertation: Examining Factors Associated with Failure to Fail in the Clinical Setting, Dee A. Adkins

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Dissertation: An Approach to Twitter Event Detection Using the Newsworthiness Metric, Jonathan Adkins

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Dissertation: The Link Between Animal Cruelty and Violent Crime Victimization: An Assessment of the Lifetime Impact of Animal Cruelty on Secondary Victims, Amber Ahern

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Perspectives of Online Instructors Towards Distance Learning Technologies at the Saudi Electronic University (SEU), Ayman Alfahid

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Thesis: Effect of Silver Diamine Fluoride on Candida albicans Associated with Early Childhood Caries, Sarah Al Kukash

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Dissertation: A COVID-19 Induced Shift: From Introducing High School Females to Computing Careers to an Assessment of Technological Readiness Among STEM Teachers, Jareau Almeyda

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Dissertation: SNS as an Educational Tool: Effect on Academic Performance and Learners’ Perceptions, Nawwaf Mohssen Altalhi

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Dissertation: Apart yet Still Together: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of How Coparents Navigate Conflict Post-Divorce, Rebecca Anderson

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Dissertation: Identifying Physicians’ User Experience (UX) Pain Points in Using Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems, Elizabeth Janelle Arceneaux

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Dissertation: Diversity in School Leadership: Re-Conceptualizing the Narrative of Black Male School Principals and Assistant Principals for Recruitment and Retention, James Avery

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Thesis: Heat Generation of Bulk-fill Composites Polymerized by Multipeak Versus Single Peak Light Curing Units, Fahad Baabdullah

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Thesis: Dentists’ Communication Skills as Determinants of Patient Initiation of Treatment, Nojoud Omar A Balubaid

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Dissertation: The Effects of a Computer Based Program on Student Mathematics Achievement Within an Urban Middle School in Georgia, Sheree Barnes

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Dissertation: A Hierarchical Temporal Memory Sequence Classifier for Streaming Data, Jeffrey Barnett

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Dissertation: The Experiences of Minority Female Leaders in Educational Leadership: A Generic Qualitative Study, Gale Denise Beasley

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Dissertation: Portrait of a Novice Medical Family Therapist, Working in a Medical Setting with Head and Neck Cancer Patients Observed Through a Bowen Family Systems Theory’s Lens, Venetia Bennett

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Thesis: The Role of Bacterial Symbionts and Bioluminescence in the Pyrosome, Pyrosoma atlanticum, Alexis Berger

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Dissertation: Improvements to Iterated Local Search for Microaggregation, Tracy Bierman

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Dissertation: Organizational Culture and Knowledge Transfer in Enterprise Social Media, Garry Blackstock

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Dissertation: Head-Impact-Related Outcomes by Position in Retired NFL Football Players, Maria Cecilia Boix Braga

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Dissertation: Investigating Student Perceptions of the Effectiveness of a First-Year Experience Online Program on Student Retention, Jennifer P. Bowman-Wilson

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Dissertation: Exploring the Lived Experiences of Adults Who Have Experienced a Parental Divorce: Identifying Collaborative Divorce Aspects as They Adjusted to Adulthood, Arlene Brown

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Dissertation: Pediatric Insomnia and Sensory Processing: Exploring the Role of Occupational Therapy Practitoners in Sleep Medicine, Jason Browning

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Dissertation: Heart Work: A Phenomenological Analysis of School-Embedded Program Facilitators In High-Need South Florida Schools, Takia Bullock

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Dissertation: Why Would I Want To Talk To Them? An Exploration of Perceptions of Talking Across Political Divides, Melinda Burrell

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Dissertation: Protecting the Protector: Mapping the Key Terrain that Supports the Continuous Monitoring Mission of a Cloud Cybersecurity Service Provider, Chris Bush

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Thesis: Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Analysis of Mangrove Ecosystems Using GIS, Kayla Caldwell

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Dissertation: Neck Muscle Composition in Persistent Whiplash Associated Disorder: A Relationship with Disability, Bradford G. Callan

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Dissertation: A Novel Cognitive Stress Test for the Detection of Early Alzheimer’s Disease in African Americans, Kimberly Capp