All theses, dissertations and capstone projects from graduate students at Nova Southeastern University.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Thesis: Prevalence of Vitreomacular Traction in Patient s 40 Years of Age and Older, Julie Rodman

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Thesis: Nuclear Genome Size Diversity Of Marine Invertebrate Taxa Using Flow Cytometric Analysis, Kyle Roebuck

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Validity and Reliability in Canine Selection Tests Substance Detectors, Before, During and After Training in a Binomial Academic Program, Jorge U. Rojas

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Dissertation: A Heuristic Approach to Creating Technological Fair Use Guidelines in Higher Education, Jerry L. Roper

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: University Research Development Offices: Perceptions and Experiences of Research University Administrators, Roxana Ross

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Dissertation: An Exploratory Study of the Approach to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Assuring Information Security, Coleen D. Santee

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Program Evaluation of Effective School Leadership Practices of a District Principal Preparation Program, Rick R. Saylor

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Dissertation: A Runtime Verification and Validation Framework for Self-Adaptive Software, David B. Sayre

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Dissertation: Exploring mediators and moderators in the relationship of acculturative stress and internalizing symptoms in Hispanic youth, Victoria A. Schlaudt

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Dissertation: Iliotibial Band Length and Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Relationship Between Two Measurement Techniques, Duane Michael Scotti

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Uncertain Peace: An Autoethnographic Analysis of Intrapersonal Conflicts from Chabad-Lubavitch Origins, Yehuda Silverman

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Dissertation: Two essays on employee brand behavior, Jose R. Siqueira

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Dissertation: Body-worn camera perceptions of southwest Florida citizens and police officers, Anthony D. Skolarus

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Thesis: Microbial and Genomic Analysis of Environmental Samples in Search of Pathogenic Salmonella, Jorie L. Skutas

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Faculty and Student Perceptions of Teaching Presence in Distance Education Courses: A Mixed Methods Examination, Judith Slapak-Barski

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Dissertation: Lived Experience of the Advanced Practice Provider on the Burn Surgery Service, Susan Lee Smith

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Dissertation: An Assessment of the Influence of Functional Diversity and Perceived Information Quality on the Intention to Use Collaboration Systems, Eric M. Spriggs

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Thesis: Ocular sensory dominance and viewing distance, Karen Squier

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Making Grades Meaningful: Parents’ Perceptions of Using Standards-Based Report Cards, Joseph G. Stanley

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Evaluating Facebook as a Community of Practice to Ascertain Extent of Doctoral Student Connectedness, Lili D. Steiner

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Dissertation: An Empirical Assessment of Energy Management Information System Success Using Structural Equation Modeling, Gwendolyn D. Stripling

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Dissertation: Chief Student Affairs Officers’ Perceptions of Institutional Crisis Management, Preparedness, and Response, Heather Studenberg

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: From Seeing to Achieving: Using Graphic Novels as a Tool to Support the Writing Skills of Fifth Grade Boys, Sandra S. Sumerfield

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Dissertation: When Cyber Systems Crash: Attitudes Towards Cyber Utilization And Security, Nicholas L.K. Tar

Thesis: Comparison of Three Clinical Tests of Accommodation to Hofstetter's Norms to Guide Diagnosis and Treatment, Marc Brian Taub

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Dissertation: Corruption, Culture, Context & Killing: A Phenomenological Analysis of the Effects of Corruption upon Lethality and Feelings of Insecurity in Regions of Extreme Conflict, Mark Thaller

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Organizational Leadership Challenges in Adopting Cloud Computing: A Systematic Literature Review, Norman Thompson

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Capstone: Community Living Integration Club for Women in Recovery from Sex Trafficking, Toni Thompson

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Dissertation: Moving from Fear towards Unity among Intergroup Dialogue Participants in Israel-Palestine: Findings from a Qualitative Meta-Data-Analysis, Jesse W. Treakle

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Dissertation: Leadership within Occupational Therapy : A Mixed Methods Study, Scott Truskowski

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Dissertation: Supporting Education for Students with Children through Mobile Technology, Brenda C. Varner

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Thesis: Bacterial Communities Associated with Healthy and Diseased Acropora cervicornis (Staghorn Coral) Using High-Throughput Sequencing, Charles Walton

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Dissertation: THE EFFECT OF AUDITING STANDARD NO. 5 ON AUDIT DELAY AND AUDIT FEES, Mark Washburn

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Dissertation: Preschoolers Aggressive Behavior toward Others Is It Child-play? Is It Bullying?, Brenda W. Williams

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Karen–Burmese Refugees’ Cultural Perception of Formal Education, Veronica A. Williams

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Dissertation: Integration of Simulation into Healthcare Education through Applied Constructivism: A Randomized, Switching Replications Experiment, Samuel A. Yoders

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Dissertation: Strategies for Combining Tree-Based Ensemble Models, Yi Zhang

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Cross-Cultural Effects on the Cognitive Process of Verbal and Numeric Rating Scales, Joseph Y. Zoller

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Information searching process of doctoral education distance program Hispanic students offered by Anglo-American institutions of higher education, Nollyris Algarin

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Thesis: Relationship Between Ocular Sensory Dominance and Stereopsis, Raheela Saeed Ali

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Dissertation: Evaluating the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems’ Success at the Individual Level of Analysis in the Middle East, Mohammad Alzoubi

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Social Worker Experiences Serving At-Risk Youth With Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities, Sherriese S. Anderson

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Dissertation: Leveling the Playing Field: Gender Inclusive Design for Single and Multiplayer Computer Role-Playing Games, Sandra N. Armstrong

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Dissertation: Patient Portals: Achieving Technology Acceptance and Meaningful Use in Independent Physician-Managed Practices, Kimberly W. Bartholomew

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Dissertation: Assessing the Effectiveness of a Fingerprint Biometric and a Biometric Personal Identification Number (BIO-PIN™) when used as a Multi-Factor Authentication Mechanism, Robert B. Batie

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Dissertation: Electronic Medical Records (EMR): An Empirical Testing of Factors Contributing to Healthcare Professionals’ Resistance to Use EMR Systems, Emmanuel Patrick Bazile

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Dissertation: An Empirical Study of Authentication Methods to Secure E-learning System Activities Against Impersonation Fraud, Shauna Beaudin

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Exploring the Career Experiences and Leadership Perceptions of Nonprofit Executives in Central Florida: A Mixed-Methods Study, JahKiya S. Bell

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Increasing the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Knowledge and Self-Efficacy of Parents of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders Using Multimedia Training Materials, Nina M. Bellomo

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Dissertation: Aspect Mining Using Multiobjective Genetic Clustering Algorithms, David G. Bethelmy

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Dissertation: An Analysis of the Relationship between Security Information Technology Enhancements and Computer Security Breaches and Incidents, Linda Betz

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Adolescents’ Perceptions of the Quality of Interactions in a Virtual High School, Aparna Bhargava

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Dissertation: Understanding the Effectiveness of Incarceration on Juvenile Offending through a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: Do the "Get Tough" Policies Work?, Jacqueline Anita Black

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Dissertation: The Design and Implementation of Online Radiology Modules Using the ADDIE Process and Rapid Prototyping, Leslie Bofill

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Relationship Between Leader-Member Exchange and Organizational Citizenship Behavior in a Federal Government Organization, Shawn Boockoff

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Comparison of Manual Signing and PECS Within a Functional Communication Training Context, Lloyd Boudloche JR

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Thesis: Population Fluctuation of the Nodular Coral Psammocora stellata in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador: An Indicator of Community Resilience and Implications for Future Management, Kathryn Brown

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Thesis: An Endemic Commensal Leucothoid Discovered in the Tunicate Cnemidocarpa bicornuta, from New Zealand (Crustacea, Amphipoda), Kaitlyn M. Brucker

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Dissertation: Men and College Enrollment: A Grounded Theory Study on Understanding how Gender Stereotypes Influence Men and Their Decision-Making, Mark Bukowski

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Thesis: Geographic and Depth Distributions of Decapod Shrimps (Caridea: Oplophoridae) from the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico with Notes on Ontogeny and Reproductive Seasonality, Eric A. Burdett

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Dissertation: Exploratory Factor Analysis of the Nova Multilingual Neuropsychological Battery (NMNB), Annelly Bure-Reyes

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Dissertation: Factors that Affect Faculty Use of Course Management Systems in Traditional Courses at Private 4-year Historically Black Colleges and Universities: An Empirical Approach, Hyacinth L. Burton

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Thesis: Beach Nourishment: Effects on the Hatching & Emergence Success Rates of Leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), Loggerhead (Caretta caretta), and Green (Chelonia mydas) Sea Turtles, Jenna Caderas

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Thesis: Systematic Patterning of Sediments in French Polynesian Coral Reef Systems, Andrew Calhoun

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Dissertation: Algorithmic Foundations of Heuristic Search using Higher-Order Polygon Inequalities, Newton Henry Campbell Jr.

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Dissertation: An Exploration of Home-based Therapists’ Supervisory Experiences: A Phenomenological Inquiry, Cherre Camper

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Dissertation: Development of a Cybersecurity Skills Index: A Scenarios-Based, Hands-On Measure of Non-IT Professionals' Cybersecurity Skills, Melissa Carlton

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Dissertation: Five-Factor Model as a Predictor for Spoken Dialog Systems, Teresa G. Carter

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Dissertation: A Big Idea: The Rollout of Open SUNY, Karen E. Case

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Dissertation: Social Grief: A Grounded Theory of Utilizing Status Updates on Facebook as a Contemporary Ritual, Celese Catania-Opris

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Effects on Reading Achievement of Low Socioeconomic Third Graders After Participation in a Computerized Reading Support Program, Vanessa Chapman

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Predictive Modeling of Enrollment and Academic Success in Secondary Chemistry, Nathan Lee Charnock

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Dissertation: Validation of a Pressure Pain Threshold Scale in Patients Diagnosed with Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, Scott William Cheatham

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of Changes in Montessori Early Childhood Teachers as a Result of Specialized Training, Ambar J. Cipolloni

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Teaching Professionalism in Nursing: A Quantitative Survey of Beginning Student Nurse Perceptions of Professional Values Interpreted Within a Leadership Context, Jocelyn J. Corrao

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Integrating Reading into Math Instruction to Increase Academic Achievement of English Language Learners, Camelia A. Courtright

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Thesis: Bacterial Indicators of Fecal Pollution: Exploring Relationships between Fecal Coliform and Enterococcus Groups in Central and South Florida Surface Waters, Shelby G. Craig

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Thesis: Anatomical Study of the Greater Palatine Artery: Clinical Implications for Palatal Graft Procedures, Nina Marie Karin Cunningham

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of the Perceptions and Attitudes of Administrators on School Discipline Policy, Brante C. Dashielle

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Dissertation: The Experiences of Black MFT Doctoral Degree Holders with White Professors: A Phenomenological Study, Juliana M. Deans

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Dissertation: A Usability and Learnability Case Study of Glass Flight Deck Interfaces and Pilot Interactions through Scenario-based Training, Thomas James De Cino

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Phenomenological Study of Nurse Administrators: Leading the Multigenerational Workforce of Registered Nurses, Johanna E. Desir

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Dissertation: Veterans Treatment Courts: Pure Pretextualism or a Venue for Veterans' Needs?, John William Erickson Jr.

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Thesis: The Vertical and Horizontal Distribution of Deep-Sea Crustaceans of the Order Euphausiacea (Malacostraca: Eucarida) from the northern Gulf of Mexico with notes on reproductive seasonality., Charles Douglas Fine

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Thesis: Reef Fish Spatial Distribution and Benthic Habitat Associations on the Southeast Florida Reef Tract, Dana Fisco

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Dissertation: An Exploratory Study on Physical Fitness Policies Among Police Departments in North Carolina, Jay H. Fortenbery

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Thesis: Changes in Tursiops truncatus Distribution and Behavior in the Drowned Cayes, Belize, and Correlation to Human Impacts, Jazmin Garcia

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Dissertation: Enhancing the Couple Alliance and Developing a Dyadic Orientation in Discursive Couples Therapy: A Conversation Analysis of Therapists', Samira Y. Garcia

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of Cultural Differences on the Supervisory Process in a Graduate School Program, Nancy M. Gauvin

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Thesis: Distribution, Abundance and Movement of Fish among Seagrass and Mangrove Habitats in Biscayne Bay, Patrick C. Goebel

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Thesis: Coral Genotype Influence on Growth and Stress Resistance in Acropora cervicornis: Investigating Potential Energy Tradeoffs, Peter T. Grasso

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Thesis: Establishing an Ecological Baseline of Macroinfaunal Assemblages in Nearshore Sediments of Southeast Florida, Candace Grimes

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Dissertation: Child Abuse, Intimate Partner Violence, and Resiliency in Incarcerated Women: Attachment as a PTSD Moderator, Cassandra Groth

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Development of a Measure to Determine Opinion Leadership, Kathleen P. Hagen

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Dissertation: An Empirical Investigation of the Willingness of US Intelligence Community Analysts to Contribute Knowledge to a Knowledge Management System (KMS) in a Highly Classified and Sensitive Environment, Robert Hambly

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Dissertation: A Study of Data Sharing Practices within Scholarly Research Communities, Mary Harward

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Dissertation: Influence of Academic Self-Efficacy on the Early Academic Success of Underrepresented Minority Nursing Students Enrolled in the First Semester of a Baccalaureate Nursing Program, Connie Hataway

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Dissertation: Qualitative descriptive study of the experiences of nurse educators in developing and implementing concurrent enrollment ADN-BSN programs, Janice Evans Hawkins

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Exploration of the Transition and Retention Experiences of Military In-Residence Secondary Boarding School Alumni at 4-Year Universities, Robert E. Hayhurst

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Thesis: Can Skeletal Morphology Support New Molecular Phylogenies of Antedonidae (Crinoidea: Comatulida)?, Brenna Hays