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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Dissertation: Professional Nursing Value Development in Nursing Students Who Participate in International Service Learning, Heather Ferrillo-Diiulio

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between Ideology and Disgust Sensitivity, Shaina C. Fieldstone

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Exploring the Third Side of the Hawaiian Kingdom Conflict, Yvonne Fischer

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Thesis: Evidence of Intermittent Residency in the Northern Fur Seal (Callorhinus ursinus)., Megan Foley

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Dissertation: Pulsar Search Using Supervised Machine Learning, John M. Ford

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Dissertation: Improved Detection for Advanced Polymorphic Malware, James B. Fraley

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Dissertation: Educational Program Attributes and Faculty Teaching Behaviors as Predictors of National Physical Therapy Examination Success, Natonya Frazier-Early

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Dissertation: Defining usability heuristics for adoption and efficiency of an electronic workflow document management system, Steven Fuentes

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Thesis: Coral vs. Macroalgae: Relative Susceptibility to Sedimentation and Ocean Warming, Ashton J. Galarno

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Dissertation: Risk Factors for Low Back Pain in Recreational Distance Runners, Jonathan Gallas

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Thesis: Variable Patterns in Spur and Groove Reef Morphology Explained by Physical Controls and their Relevance for Platform-Top Sedimentology, Robert C. Gardiner Jr

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Media Analysis of the Depiction of Workplace Bullying in Hollywood Films, Maria C. Georgo

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Dissertation: Evaluation of Various Inspiratory Times and Inflation Pressures During Airway Pressure Release Ventilation, Tim Gilmore

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Dissertation: The use of social media as a conduit to promote social justice in the Deaf Community, as a cultural and linguistic minority, through the visual language of American Sign Language: A movement against Audism, Sarah K. Glenn-Smith

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Dissertation: Factors that Predit Levels of Sleepiness of Advanced Practice Nursing Students, Deana Shevit Goldin

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Dissertation: Immediate Effects of a Seated versus Supine Upper Thoracic Spine Thrust Manipulation Compared to Sham Manipulation in Individuals with Subacromial Pain Syndrome – A Randomized Clinical Trial, Jason Keith Grimes

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Dissertation: Effect of Negotiator Active Listening Skills on Crisis (Hostage) Negotiations, Karen Guszkowski

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Dissertation: The lived experience in relation to the educational needs of nurses caring for induced hypothermia patients, Marie Regina Hankinson

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Dissertation: A Study of Human-Machine Interface (HMI) Learnability for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Command and Control, Tom Haritos

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Thesis: Variation in Coral Recruitment and Juvenile Distribution Along the Southeast Florida Reef Tract, Leah M. Harper

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Dissertation: Reducing the Download Time in Stochastic P2P Content Delivery Networks by Improving Peer Selection, Nicholas Hays

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Dissertation: Automated Feature Engineering for Deep Neural Networks with Genetic Programming, Jeff T. Heaton

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Dissertation: Effects of Moderate Pressure Massage on Self-Regulation and Play in Preterm Babies, Helene Chaya Hendel

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Dissertation: The Effect of Code Obfuscation on Authorship Attribution of Binary Computer Files, Steven Hendrikse

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Dissertation: Gait analysis following Total Knee Arthroplasty during Inpatient Rehabilitation: Can findings predict LOS, ambulation device, and discharge disposition?, Janet Anne Herbold

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Dissertation: Organizational Information Dissemination Within Collaborative Networks Using Digital Communication Tools, Cristelia Hinojosa

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Dissertation: Effects of Functional Electrical Stimulation Cycling versus Cycling Only on Walking Performance and Quality of Life in Individuals with Multiple Sclerosis: A Randomized, Clinical Pilot Study, Lori Hochman

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Thesis: A Comparison of the Ichthyofaunal Trophic Ecology at Selected Limestone Artificial Reef Sites and Adjacent Natural Reef Sites, Joseph R. Hornbeck

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Thesis: DNA Analysis of Surfactant-Associated Bacteria in a Natural Sea Slick in the Gulf of Mexico Observed by TerraSAR-X, Kathryn Howe

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Dissertation: Darfur Conflict: A Phenomenological Study of Female Victims’ Perception of Justice, Careen Hutchinson

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Dissertation: Conversation Analysis of Michael White’s Decentered and Influential Position, Dragana Ilic

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Dissertation: Performance Envelopes of Adaptive Ensemble Data Stream Classifiers, Stefan Joe-Yen

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Dissertation: Lives and The Effects on Workplace Productivity, Neisha S. Jones-Sewell

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Dissertation: The Impact of Social Disclosures Within Fixed Rate Peer-to-Peer Lending Markets, Robert A. Jordan

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Dissertation: Perceptions of Validity: How Knowledge is Created, Transformed and Used in Bio-Agricultural Technology Safety Testing for the Development of Government Policies and Regulations, Jennifer Josephs

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Thesis: Microbial Community Richness Distinguishes Shark Species Microbiomes in South Florida, Rachael Cassandra Karns

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Dissertation: Revolutionary Action in the Arab Spring: A Typological Theory on Popular Revolution, Majed Kassem

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Dissertation: Dry Needling of Myofascial Trigger Points: Quantification of the Biomechanical Response Using a Myotonometer., Joseph P. Kelly

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Dissertation: Exploring the Potential for Artificial Reefs in Coral Reef Restoration: Responses and Interactions of Associated Biota to Varying Experimental Treatments in the Mexican Caribbean, Audie Kirk Kilfoyle

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Dissertation: The Assessment of Burnout and Resilience in Correctional Officers, Vera A. Klinoff

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Dissertation: Pneumonia Readmissions in Older Adults with Dementia, Sara Knox

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Predictability of Identity Voting Behaviour, Perceived Exclusion and Neglect, and the Paradox of Loyalty: A Case Study of a Conflict Involving the Ewe Group in the Volta Region of Ghana and the NDC-led Administrations, Binamin Konlan

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Dissertation: Transition to Practice Experience: The Impact on Newly Licensed RN Performance, Patricia P. Lawson

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Dissertation: THE IMPACT OF LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES ON PERCEIVED BRAND EQUITY IN THE HIGHER EDUCATION SECTOR – AN EXAMINATION OF THREE STAKEHOLDER SEGMENTS, John R. Lax

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Thesis: Effects of Ocean Warming and Acidification on Fertilization Success and Early Larval Development in the Green Sea Urchin, Lytechinus variegatus, Brittney L. Lenz

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Thesis: Caecidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in Broward County, Florida, Andres S. Lester-Coll

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Dissertation: Moral Reasoning and Moral Emotions Linking Hoarding and Scrupulosity, Keith Lit

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Thesis: Distribution and Condition of Stony Corals in The Veracruz Reef System National Park: A Management Perspective, Mauricio López Padierna

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Dissertation: Stand By Me: The Effects of a Police Anti-Bullying Presentation on South Korean High School Students' Attitudes About Bullying and Willingness to Intervene, Kenny Loui

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Dissertation: An Exploration of the Lived Experience of Human Resources Professionals in the Hospitality Industry: A Qualitative Research Study, Nadia R. Lucien

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Dissertation: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HIGH-PERFORMANCE HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, ORGANIZATIONAL CITIZENSHIP BEHAVIOR, AND UNIT PERFORMANCE AND VOLUNTARY TURNOVER IN THE FAST FOOD FRANCHISE INDUSTRY, Martin C. Luytjes

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Dissertation: Cattle Rustling and Its Effects among Three Communities (Dinka, Murle and Nuer) in Jonglei State, South Sudan, Phillip T. Manyok

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Thesis: Growth of Orbicella faveolata in La Parguera, Puerto Rico, Darren B. Marshall

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Capstone: Addressing Obstetric Health Care Providers' Nutritional Insight in the Low Socioeconomic Population, Nicole Theresa Marshall

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between External Turbulence and New Product Development Practices, Michael W. Maxwell

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Dissertation: A Study of How Young Adults Leverage Multiple Profile Management Functionality in Managing their Online Reputation on Social Networking Sites, T. John McCune

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Capstone: Managing Diabetic A1C at a Primary Care Center: A Nurse Practitioner Perspective, Jacqueline McDonald

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Dissertation: Cost of Physical Therapists Serving as a Musculoskeletal Providers Compared to Family Practice Providers in a Military Treatment Facility, Troy Edward McGill

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Integrating Multiple Modalities into Deep Learning Network, Patrick McNeil

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Dissertation: Individualized Instruction as a Faculty Training Strategy for Technology Integration, Jennifer Merritt

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Dissertation: The Influence of Innate Behavioral Predispositions on Conflict Stakeholder Interactions in Mediation: The Camp David Accords of 1978, Stephen D. Merson

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Dissertation: The Role of Cognitive Disposition in Re-examining the Privacy Paradox: A Neuroscience Study, Zareef Mohammed

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Thesis: Assessing the Rate and Extent of Transgenerational Acclimation and Adaptation to Ocean Warming, Abby C. Nease

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Dissertation: Measuring Cybersecurity Competency: An Exploratory Investigation of the Cybersecurity Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Necessary for Organizational Network Access Privileges, Richard Nilsen

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Dissertation: Johnny Just Come (JJC): An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis Study on the Intra-Extended Family Conflict Experience of Undergraduate Nigerian Immigrant College Students in the United States, Ann Maureen Nwabuzor

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Dissertation: A Conversation Analysis of Therapist-Client Interactional Patterns in Single Session Therapy: A Researcher's Interpretation, Nozomu Ozaki

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Dissertation: Investigating the Perceived Influence of Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence Maturity on Organizational Performance: A Mixed Methods Study, Charles F. Perkins

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Thesis: Age and Growth of Whale Sharks (Rhincodon typus) near the South Ari Atoll, Maldives, Cameron T. Perry

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The influence of culture on conflict management styles and willingness to use mediation: A comparative study of African Americans and Afro-Caribbeans (Jamaicans) in South Florida, Claudette Powell-Bennett

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Dissertation: Examining the Effects of Distractive Multitasking with Peripheral Computing in the Classroom, Jaime Eduardo Puente

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Dissertation: Mealtime insights: A Photovoice project with African American mothers and their young children, Paula Ann Rabaey

Thesis: Accuracy of Slot Dimension within Sets of Orthodontic Buccal Tubes, Sergio Enrique Real Figueroa

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Shooting out of Love: A Case Study on Kurdish Guerrillas in the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party), Thoreau Redcrow

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Dissertation: Redefining safety: An analysis of cultural and international safe havens in the context of genocidal violence, Antonella Regueiro

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Thesis: Forecasting the Spread and Invasive Potential of Apple Snails (Pomacea spp.) in Florida, Stephanie A. Reilly

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Dissertation: Elizabeth I and the 1559 Act of Uniformity: A Study of the Impact of Gender Roles and Religious Conflict, Shawna K. Resnick

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Dissertation: Love as Dialogue: Finding Human Connection In Conversation, Iliamaris Rivera-Walter

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Thesis: Prevalence of Vitreomacular Traction in Patients 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: A Heuristic Approach to Creating Technological Fair Use Guidelines in Higher Education, Jerry L. Roper

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Capstone: Chemotherapy Side Effects at Home: A Nursing Impact, Gwendolyn E. Saint-Clarke

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

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Capstone: Evidence-Based Diabetic Discharge Guideline: A Standardized Initiative to Promote Nurses' Adherence, Marjorie V. Scarlett

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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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Capstone: Steroid-Induced Hyperglycemia in Patients with Malignancies: Healthcare Team Adaptation to a Paradigm Shift, Miriam Ingrid Silva

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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: Exploring Incivility among Nursing and Health Science Students: A Descriptive Study, Diane Louise Smith

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

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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