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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Dissertation: ASD Training: Knowledge, Attitudes & Perceptions of a South Georgia Police Officer, Heather Banks McNeal

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Dissertation: Relationship Between Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Lindsay Megenhardt

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Dissertation: The Lived Experiences of Thriving Nursing Students, Nicole M. Mentag

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Dissertation: Law Enforcement Officers as Victims of Felonious Killings and Assaults: An Analysis of the Predictors of Lethality and the Likelihood of Officer Assault or Death, Gabriella Mercado

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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): Evaluating the Collaborative Process Training Gaps: What is Missing for Mental Health Professionals?, Rachel Dahlia Merlin

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Thesis: Predation Efficiency and Prey Choice of Estuarine Organisms Under Varying Anthropogenic Light Types and Intensities, Carmen Montalvo

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Dissertation: An Exploration of Barriers and Supports of High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) Graduates Transitioning to Postsecondary Education, Chanell Butler Morello

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Thesis: Atlantic Spotted Dolphin (Stenella frontalis) and Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Nearshore Distribution, Bimini, The Bahamas, Skylar L. Muller

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Dissertation: Students’ Perceptions of Their Community Service Experience Based on High School Resources, Brooke A. Muriello

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Dissertation: Deep Neural Networks for Sentiment Analysis in Tweets with Emoticons, Mutharasu Narayanaperumal

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Dissertation: Perceptions of Barriers in Prosecuting Human Trafficking Cases, Jennifer Nelms

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Dissertation: Healthcare Utilization and Expenditure of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Associated with Epilepsy in the United States, Esther Nkrumah

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Dissertation: Does One Session of Pre-Operative Pelvic Floor Muscle Training Aid in Improving Urinary Incontinence Immediately Following Robotic Assisted Radical Prostatectomy? A Retrospective and Pilot Study, Francine Noel-Ford

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Dissertation: Predictive Accuracy of Recommender Algorithms, William Blake Noffsinger

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Dissertation: The Effect of Strikes on Students Who Attended Imo State University, Nigeria, from 2012 -2017: A Phenomenological Study, Innocent Okechukwu Ntiasagwe

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Dissertation: Examining the Creation of Information Privacy Culture in Healthcare Organizations to Achieve Collective HIPAA Compliance Practice, Osborne Obeng

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Dissertation: The Gendered Context of System Experience and its Impact on Girls in the Juvenile Justice System, Vanessa Patino Lydia

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Capstone: Occupational Therapy’s Needs Assessment for Service Navigation for Children with Autism, Kristina Lauren Paula

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Dissertation: Doctor-Patient Communication: The Experiences of Black Caribbean Women Patients With Diabetes, Rosanne Paul-Bruno

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Dissertation: A Comparative Study on Parental Involvement, Roldens Paulynice

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Dissertation: Comparison of Pre-Licensure BSN Student Outcomes Between Team-Based and Traditional Learning Methods, Tressa Jane Pedroff

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Dissertation: Comprehensive Physical Function Measure for the Intensive Care Unit: The use of Rasch Analysis and Item Response Theory, Michelle Lynn Peterson

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Dissertation: Self-Service Technology in a Library System: An Examination of Potential Library Member Adoption of Self-Service Checkout at a Southeastern County Library System, Grace Keisha Phillips-Daley

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Dissertation: Exploration of the Wechsler Memory Scale Fourth Edition (WMS-IV) Designs Content and Spatial Memory Scales, Maya Pinjala

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Dissertation: Happy Tears: An Evocative Autoethnography on an Adoptee’s Development of Identity through Reunification, Jessica Popham

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Dissertation: The Morning After: A Phenomenological Approach to Understanding the Process of Repair and Reconciliation in the Aftermath of Clergy Sexual Misconduct, Damion Taj Quaye

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Dissertation: Therapeutic Autoethnography: From Epiphany to Catharsis, Kelsey Railsback

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Dissertation: Critical Care Nurses’ Perceptions of Safety Related to Using Complex Medical Devices in Daily Nursing Practice, Violet Rhagnanan-Kramer

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Dissertation: Are Finger Width Palpation, Tape Measure, and Caliper Reliable, Valid, and Accurate to Diagnose Diastasis Recti Abdominis (DRA)?, Tamara L. Roehling

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Dissertation: Prostitution in Havana, Cuba, A Conflict Analysis of “The Phenomenon of Jineterismo in Havana, Cuba.” A Narrative Study, Nery Roman

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Dissertation: Exploring the Professional Development of MFT Students Enrolled in Equine Assisted Family Therapy Coursework: An Experiential Learning Modality, Natalie Rothman

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Dissertation: Impact of Physical Therapist Attitudes and Beliefs on the Outcomes of Patients with Low Back Pain, Adam P. Rufa

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Dissertation: Correlates of War and Sino Revisionism, Douglas Sanders

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Dissertation: Intimate Partner Violence and Revictimization: Factors Involved in Occurrence and Severity, Dunia Sarwary

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Dissertation: Impact of Psychological Factors on Adolescents with Anterior Knee Pain, Mitchell Selhorst

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Thesis: Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Essential and Non-Essential Elements Recorded in Western Arctic Bowhead Whales (Balaena mysticetus), Samantha L. Shore

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Thesis: Comparative Study of the Effects of Light on Photophore Ultrastructure from Two Families of Deep-Sea Decapod Crustaceans: Oplophoridae and Sergestidae, Jamie E. Sickles

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Thesis: Investigation of the Prevalence of Receded Near Point of Convergence in School-Aged Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Lorig Sildiryan

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Dissertation: A Brand New Narrative: Social Attitudes Toward Conflict Resolution and Inefficiency in Marketing and Branding, Emily Skinner

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Thesis: Transitioning from Individualized Pediatric Dental Care of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the Mailman Segal Dental Clinic to Traditional Dental Settings, Toni-Marie Small

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Dissertation: Appreciative Inquiry of an Exemplary Trauma Informed Wellness Center Created for the Community and Families Affected by a School Shooting, Halle Solomon

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Dissertation: Interpreting Code Enforcement Complaint by Complaint: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Experience in Document Analysis, Daniel John Stallone

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Dissertation: Usability of Portable EEG for Monitoring Students’ Attention in Online Learning, Arisaphat Suttidee

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Thesis: The Effect of Dental Probiotic Use on the Inhibition of Streptococcus Mutans: A Clinical Study, Halah Thanoon

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Dissertation: Factors That Influence the Perception of Higher Education Leaders in the Adoption Process of Instructional Technology and Distance Education, Diego Tibaquirá

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Dissertation: Breaking Away: The Role of Homeostatic Drive in Perpetuating Depression, Jonathan Tory Toole

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Dissertation: Exploring the Resilience in Female Sex Trafficking Victims, Petra Torri

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Dissertation: Understanding the Toxicity of Single Hydrocarbons, Oil, and Dispersed Oil: A Species Sensitivity Assessment for Five Atlantic Coral Species, Nicholas R. Turner

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Thesis: An Investigation into the Factors Influencing Growth and Survival of Caribbean Acroporid Corals in a Floating Nursery, Cassie M. VanWynen

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Dissertation: An Analysis of the Effects of Trauma on Foster Youth Aging Out of the Florida Foster Care System: Implications for Supportive Interventions and Practices, Kesia Vazquez

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Dissertation: A Quantitative Exploration of Conflict Potential and Perceptions of Threats, Benefits and Barriers: Toward Conflict Prevention When Dogs Visit Nature Trails, Jane Marie Szostak Walsh

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Dissertation: Human Factor Associations with Safety Events in Radiation Therapy, Sheri M. Weintraub

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Dissertation: The Social Media Machines: An Investigation of the Effect of Trust Moderated by Disinformation on Users’ Decision-Making Process, Zulma Valedon Westney

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Thesis: The Microscopic Threat with a Macroscopic Impact: Microplastics Along the Southeast Florida Reef Tract, Emma Wightman

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Dissertation: A Mixed Method Study: West African Women and Intimate Partner Violence, Fleur Amanda Daphnet Anna Williams

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Dissertation: Perceived Enablers and Barriers to the Implementation of PBIS in a Rural Elementary School, Katherine Mechele Woodall

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Dissertation: Enacting Narrative Pedagogy: The Lived Experience of Prelicensure Baccalaureate Nursing Faculty, Suzanne Wurster

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Dissertation: The Verbal and Non-Verbal Indicators of Deceit in Financial and Political Fraud: A Case Study of Bernard L. Madoff, Chen Shui-Bien and Bo Xilai, Vivian Wu

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Dissertation: Detecting Rogue Manipulation of Smart Home Device Settings, David Zeichick

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Dissertation: Correlation of Trust and Outcomes Following Physical Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain, Kory J. Zimney

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Dissertation: Evaluation of Hospitality Curricula, Industry Skillset Expectations and Student Preparedness, Jennifer Aarons

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Thesis: Influence of Abutment Macro-Design on Peri-Implant Tissue Dimensions for Guided Placed and Restored Implants, Bashar Adeinat

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Capstone: Improved Use of Interact to Decrease 30-Day Readmissions from a Skilled Nursing Facility, Folasade Omobowale Adewunmi

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Dissertation: The Role of Supervised Community Service and Socio-Economic Status in Recidivism Pertaining to Financial Crimes among Ex-Convicts, David Adu-Boateng

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Dissertation: Examining the Impact of Learning Management Systems in Computer Programming Courses, Mohammed Naif Alatawi

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Thesis: The Influence of Abutment Macro-Design on Peri-Implant Tissue Dimensions for Guided Placed and Restored Implants: A 1-Year Randomized Controlled Trial and CBCT Analysis, Abdulaziz Ali

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Dissertation: A Case Study of Crisis Management Training Needs: Saudi Airlines, Hussain Saad Alqahtani

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Dissertation: Conflict Dynamics and Opportunities for Second-Generation Family Businesswomen in Saudi Arabia: A Phenomenological Research Study, Basmah Sulaiman Alzamil

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Dissertation: An Analysis and Comparison of WMS-III and WMS-IV Verbal Paired Associates: Practical Implications for Neuropsychologists, Anthony Paul Andrews

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Dissertation: Improving Student Achievement Through the Implementation of A Classroom Performance System, Stacy Maria Artis

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Thesis: Investigating the Use of Web-Based Vocabulary Acquisition Programs as a Tool to Strengthen Vocabulary Skills for 11th and 12th-Grade Students, Deborah Ashraf

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Dissertation: An Examination of User Detection of Business Email Compromise Amongst Corporate Professionals, Shahar Sean Aviv

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Dissertation: Philippine-Based Filipino Women and Breast Cancer, Elizabeth S. Azutillo

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Dissertation: Glancing Back at The Camel’s Hump: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Saudi Family Therapists’ Dual Epistemologies, Rana M. F. Banaja

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Thesis: The Relationship of Parent-Reported Symptoms of Sleep-Disordered Breathing with the Presence of Malocclusion and Craniofacial Disharmony in Pediatric Orthodontic Patients, Astin Barnes

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Thesis: Reliability of Bond Strength Using Universal Adhesives to Variable Dentin Conditions, Marwa Bawazir

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Dissertation: Multiple Paths to Self-Sufficiency: A Phenomenological Study of South Florida Refugees’ Lived Experience, Regina Bernadin

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Dissertation: Use of Evidence-Based Test Development in Pre-Licensure Nursing programs: A Descriptive Study of Faculty Beliefs, Attitudes and Values, Richild Berrick

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Dissertation: Motivation Factors for Using Mobile Information Systems in M-Learning, Neelima Bhatnagar

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Dissertation: Mental Health Disorders in DPT Students: Identifying Needs, Support Systems, & Challenges, Jennifer M. Bogardus

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Dissertation: Conflict, Stress and Faith Experienced by Caregivers of Bipolar Family Members, Sharonrose Bollers

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Dissertation: Media Effects and Criminal Profiling: How Fiction Influences Perception and Profile Accuracy, Asha Bolton

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Dissertation: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis of Women Veterans Transitioning Back into Civilian Life, Paula Boros

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Thesis: The Association between Stomach Fullness and Vertical Migration Behavior in Deep-Pelagic Crustaceans and Fishes in the Gulf of Mexico, with Notes on Microplastic Ingestion, Ryan P. Bos

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Thesis: Determining how risk effects predator-prey interactions of marine communities in the nearshore environment of South Bimini, The Bahamas, Kendall Brancart

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Study of the Factors Impacting the College Transfer Experience of High Achieving Hispanic Graduates, Jennifer Bravo Candelaria

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Capstone: An Educational Initiative to Promote Self-Care Practices in Hispanic Adults With Type 2 Diabetes, Geralde S. Bridges

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Dissertation: Adaptable Privacy-preserving Model, Emily Elizabeth Brown

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Dissertation: Servant Leadership Towards Cultural Competency and Critical Thinking: A Mixed Methods Study in Zambia, Jill Marie Brown

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Dissertation: Examining Shared Understanding and Team Performance in Global Virtual Teams, Alva Bullard

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Dissertation: Reduction of False Positives in Intrusion Detection Based on Extreme Learning Machine with Situation Awareness, Donald A. Burgio

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Thesis: A Comparison of Circle and J Hook Performance within the Grenadian Pelagic Longline Fishery, Anthony G. Burns

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Thesis: Acceptability and Usability of E-Books for Digital Immigrant Teachers in a Title I Elementary School, Allatesha Denise Cain

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Dissertation: Exploring the Lived Experiences of Afro-Caribbean Marriage and Family Therapists working with Persons who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and/or Questioning: An Interpretive Phenomenological Study, Raquel Yvonne Campbell

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Dissertation: The Prevalence of Hate Crimes Motivated by Sexual Orientation in Florida after the U.S. Supreme Court Legalization of Same-Sex Marriages, Shawntozi Campbell

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Thesis: Likability and Efficacy of Gummy Oral Sedative by Pediatric Patients, Marisol Carbonell

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Thesis: Nutrient Concentrations and Effects on Mill Run from Residential, Urban, and Industrial Stormwater Contamination, Melissa Carver

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Dissertation: Human-Wildlife Conflict and Coexistence in a More-than-Human World: A Multiple Case Study Exploring the Human-Elephant-Conservation Nexus in Namibia and Sri Lanka, Cynthia Castaldo-Walsh

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Dissertation: A Data Mining Framework for Improving Student Outcomes on Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination, James Clark

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Dissertation: The News Through Facebook: Discovering the Prevalence of Rape Myths in User Comments, Leigh Anne Clay