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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Thesis: An Analysis of Suspended Microplastics in Sewage Outfalls, Inlets, and Coastal Waters of Broward County, Florida, Katrina A. Smith

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Dissertation: Female Delinquency and Pathways to Crime, Pamela Lynn Smykal

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Dissertation: Examining Motivators That Influenced African American and Latinx Students to Degree Completion of a Doctoral Program, Travis L. Stokes

Entry Level Capstone: Education for Patients and Caregivers to Reduce 30-day Readmissions into Acute Care, Tyler W. Taylor

Entry Level Capstone: Assessing the Comprehensive Academic Needs of Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Students: A Focused Review of Polk State College, Jasmine M. Thomas

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Dissertation: The Impact of COVID-19 on Secondary Teachers’ Health and Wellbeing, James Jonathan Ray Thornton

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Dissertation: Spiritual Intelligence: The Next Intelligence Tool for Conflict Resolution Practitioners?, Peter Tokar

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Thesis: Assessing Broad-Scale Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease Intervention Activities in Southeast Florida, USA, Kathryn Toth

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Entry Level Capstone: Distinguishing the Role of Occupational Therapy in the Breast Cancer Care Continuum, Hannah S. Townsend

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Entry Level Capstone: DIRFloortime: An Innovative Approach to Supporting Development Through Connection and Understanding, Jessica Townsend

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Entry Level Capstone: Enhancing Physician Perspectives of Skilled Occupational Therapy Services for Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Valerie S. Trinidad

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Thesis: Examining the Relationship Between Stomiiform Fish Morphology and Their Ecological Traits, Mikayla L. Twiss

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Dissertation: Nigeria-Biafra War and the Politics of Oblivion: Implications of Revealing the Hidden Narratives through Transformative Learning, Basil Ugorji

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Entry Level Capstone: Doctoral Capstone Culminating Project: Addressing Language Barriers to Parent Education in Pediatric Outpatient Settings, Agnes M. Valentin

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Entry Level Capstone: Occupational Therapy Program for Pace Center for Girls, Natalie Vish

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Dissertation: Social Media Analytics and Information Privacy Decisions: Impact of User Intimate Knowledge and Co-ownership Perceptions, Bradley Alukwe Wangia

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Dissertation: A Holistic Approach to Hurricane Preparedness, Edwina A. Ward

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Dissertation: The Impact of Insight, Psychological Functioning, and Treatment Resistance on Completion of Diversion Programs, Seniz L. Warner

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Thesis: Size Structuring of Myctophids in the Northern Gulf of Mexico in the Years Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Adam Warren

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Dissertation: Recognizing and Addressing Conflict That Emerges from Sociotechnical Change in Higher Education, Kathleen Ann Watkins-Richardson

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Thesis: Quantifying Carbon Dioxide and Methane Fluxes from Sargassum Strandings on Florida Beaches, James O. Westphalen

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Thesis: Ship Groundings and Boulder Deployment: A Study on Restoration of Ship Grounding Sites in the Kristin Jacobs Coral Reef Ecosystem Conservation Area, Shane Wever

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Thesis: Trophic Ecology of a Dominant Mesopredatory Fish Family (Alepisauridae) in the Western North Atlantic Revealed by Stomach Content and Stable Isotope Analysis, Ellyn Willse

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Thesis: Preliminary Trials to Assess Bycatch Reduction Potential for Deep-Set Pelagic Longline Gear in the U.S. Atlantic Fishery, Sean T. Wilms

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Case Study of Principal Supervisors’ Perceptions of Equity-Based Instructional Leadership, Dontae Wilson

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Dissertation: An Approach for Efficient Robust Adversarial Training in Deep Neural Networks, Cesar Zalzalah

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Dissertation: The Empirical Study of the Factors that Influence Threat Avoidance Behavior in Ransomware Security Incidents, Heriberto Aurelio Acosta Maestre

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Dissertation: Social Emotional Learning: A Case for Success, Lindsey M. Agoglia

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Dissertation: Karl Tomm’s Internalized Other Interviewing: From Theory to Practice, Robin Akdeniz

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Dissertation: Improving Employees’ Compliance with Password Policies, Enas Albataineh

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Dissertation: Pushed Out of High School: Narratives of Teaching Under the Testing Regime, Sheila Alexis-Fabius

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Dissertation: Roundabout - How the United States Government Creates Cyclical Terrorism as it Responds to Domestic and Foreign Terrorism, Sarah Selch Andrews

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Dissertation: Pause for a Cybersecurity Cause: Assessing the Influence of a Waiting Period on User Habituation in Mitigation of Phishing Attacks, Amy Antonucci

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Dissertation: Online Communication Wars: A Critical Recursive Frame Analysis of Online Responses to the Article entitled, “This is why Colin Kaepernick Took a Knee”, Rebecca Jean Arklie

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Dissertation: Neural Network Variations for Time Series Forecasting, David Ason

Entry Level Capstone: Social Skills Groups for School-Age Children with Autism, Samantha Aybar

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Assessing Learner’s Privacy Behaviors Through the Lens of Gender Egalitarianism Cultural Factor in a Blended-Learning Context: Student’s Perspective at Saudi Electronic University During COVID-19 Pandemic, May Bantan

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Thesis: Increasing the Frequency of Periodic Spatial Disturbance Decreases Surface Attachment Protein Expression in Staphylococcus Aureus, Ivana M. Barraza

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Capstone: Accessing the Potential Role of Occupational Therapy in the Primary Care Setting, Trudy Bazzy

Entry Level Capstone: Responsive Parenting Promotes Positive Mealtime Dynamics for Children, Nicole Bing

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Dissertation: The art of nursing: perceptions, experiences, and interpretation of value among practicing registered nurses and senior bacclaureate nursing students, Anne Bizup

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Entry Level Capstone: Culminating Project in Hippotherapy and Program Development, Taylor E. Bobo

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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): Clinical Implications and Treatment of Online Infidelity Through a Natural Systems Perspective: A Critical Literature Review, Aleena Sarita Bodoe

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Dissertation: Population Level Impact of Self-Immolation on Burn Unit Resources: A Retrospective Case-Matched Study, Kristina Rosa Cruz Bolling

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Entry Level Capstone: “Adulting” The Life Transition Program for the Typically Developed Highschool Population, Gabriella Bologna

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Entry Level Capstone: Graded Motor Imagery in Hand Therapy Practice, Alexis Brackins

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Dissertation: Online Training to Improve Job Coaches’ Support of Minimally Verbal and Nonverbal Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Erin Brooker Lozott

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Entry Level Capstone: Exploring the Effectiveness of Robotic Exoskeletons in the Acute Care Phase of Acquired Brain Injury Rehabilitation, Renee E. Brooks

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Entry Level Capstone: Doctoral Capstone Experience in Program Development - Valley Rescue, Kyra P. Brown

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Dissertation: Auditory Feedback in Integrated Development Environments to Provide Cognitive Support for Novice Developers, Henry F. Bruckman Vargas

Entry Level Capstone: Exploring the Role of Occupational Therapy in Long-Term Recovery for Individuals Post-COVID-19: A Doctoral Capstone Experience, Holly Bull

Entry Level Capstone: Best Practices in IPE Throughout Literature: Identifying Common Supports, Barriers, and Recommendations for Future Program Development, Megan E. Byrne

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Dissertation: Elementary Teacher Experiences With English Language Learners With Special Education Needs in New York, Colleen Ann Cahill

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Dissertation: Risk Factors and Precursors to Police Suicide, Matthew J. Carpenter

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Dissertation: Strangers in the Classroom: A Study of Black Males, Curriculum Bias, and Protracted Identity Conflict in Public Schools, Adrian N. Carter

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Dissertation: Qualitative Comparative Case Study Exploring the Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Conflicts Experienced by Nurses While Utilizing EHR-Electronic Health Record Technology, Patricia Alejandra Casas

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Thesis: Resource Allocation and Phenotypic Plasticity of Simultaneous Hermaphroditic Turtle Barnacles (Chelonibia Testudinaria), Kevin C. Cash

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Dissertation: Applying an ecological perspective to interprofessional education: Attitude changes in students of the tri-alliance, Angela M. Cecil

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Entry Level Capstone: Culminating Project in Clinical Practice Skills and Program Development: Nova Southeastern University, Grace Chang

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Capstone: Microplastic Quantification of the Proventriculus and Gizzard of Florida Seabirds, Jonathan J. Clark

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Examination of Student Threat Assessment in Nassau County, New York, Christopher J. Cleary

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Role of AI Twitter Bots Used During U.S. Elections: A study of how malicious Twitter bots play a role in increasing digital conflict and potentially influence voter perceptions leading up to a U.S election., Kimberly Cohane

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Thesis: Composing in the Age of Social Media: Using Social Media Within An Assemblage and Circulation Framework, Monique Cole

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Dissertation: Percepción del Director Escolar Sobre el Liderazgo Servidor en las Escuelas Cinco Estrellas en Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Enrique Antonio Cordero Soto

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Dissertation: Human Errors in Data Breaches: An Exploratory Configurational Analysis, Gabriel A. Cornejo

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Entry Level Capstone - NSU Access Only: Nature Based Mindfulness Rooted in Forest Bathing To Promote Greater Quality of Life within the Academic Community, Robin Crews and Robin Crews

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Entry Level Capstone: Cooper Neurological Institute, Kayla Cupano

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Dissertation: The Construction and Internal Validation of a Model for the Effective Collaboration of Distributed Agile Teams, Ernesto Custodio

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Thesis: An Analysis of Class in Composition from 1970-2010, Holland R. Cutrell

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Entry Level Capstone - NSU Access Only: Culminating Project in Program Development: The Institute for Sex, Intimacy, and Occupational Therapy, Christen Daigle

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Dissertation: Relationship of Child Sexual Abuse Survivor Self-Perception of Consent to Current Functioning, Nathan R. Daly

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Effects of Same-Sex Parental Relationships on Teenagers, Denise A. Daniels

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Dissertation: The Effects of Same-Sex Parental Relationships on Teenagers, Denise A. Daniels

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Dissertation: Serving Culturally and Linguistic Students Identified With a Communication Disability in the K-12 Educational Environments, LaShell Dauterman

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Dissertation: A Study of Factors that Influence Symbol Selection on Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, William Todd Dauterman

Entry Level Capstone: Use of Simulated Patients in a Doctoral Occupational Therapy Education Program, Ronald Kevin Dela Cruz

Entry Level Capstone: Promoting Belonging Among Occupational Therapy Students Transitioning to Doctoral Studies, Gina M. Delgado

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Dissertation: The Experiences of Nontraditional Students at Public Post-Secondary Institutions in Florida- A Qualitative Study, Michael Deneus

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Dissertation: Sex Based Differences in Trust and Dissent: An Exploration of Leaders and Followers in Healthcare Management, Jennifer de Zayas Carmean

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Dissertation: Occupational Balance among Parents of Typically Developing Children and Parents of Children with Disabilities Living in Qatar, Brightlin Nithis Dhas

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Entry Level Capstone - NSU Access Only: Sexuality and Spinal Cord Injury: Final Culminating Project, Taylor Dingus

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Dissertation: Parental Involvement in At-Risk Students’ Academic Affairs Versus the Athletic Arena in Low-Performing Schools in South Florida, Antrell L. Dirden

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Dissertation: Misunderstood: A Phenomenological Study on Intersectionality and the Lived Experiences of Black Millennial Student Affairs Professionals at PWIs, Emily P. Dixon

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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, Samantha Drafke and Samantha Drafke

Entry Level Capstone: A Training Program for Staff Members who work with Children with Challenging Behaviors, on Suicide Risk Precautions, and/or in Isolation in the Pediatric Acute Care Setting, Jessica S. Eady

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Thesis: Journey Into Midnight: Population Dynamics, Vertical Distribution, and Trophic Ecology of Whalefishes (Cetomimidae) in the Bathypelagic Gulf of Mexico, Rachel Eckley

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Dissertation: Teacher Perception of Preparedness for Teaching Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder in Mainstream Classrooms, Cynthia Diann Edwards

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Entry Level Capstone: Brain Fitness Program for Aging Individuals: Prevention Focused Program for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias, Mary M. Eisele

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Dissertation: Interpretable Machine Learning Model for Clinical Decision Making, Ali El-Sharif

Entry Level Capstone: Peer-Led Building Resilience and Enhancing Social-Emotional Skills Program, Danielle K. Enrico

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Entry Level Capstone: Transgender CE for OT Practitioners and Students, Kalie Fagins

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Entry Level Capstone: Yoga for Traumatic Stress: An Occupation, Morgan Farris

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Dissertation: An Examination of How Teacher Tenure and Job Satisfaction Affect Student Achievement, Robert Farris

Entry Level Capstone: Project Creation of Home Exercise Programs Utilizing Best- Practice Patient Education Techniques, Shelby M. Fleming

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Dissertation: An Empirical Examination of the Computer Security Behaviors of Telecommuters Working with Confidential Data through Leveraging the Factors from Fear Appeals Model (FAM), Titus Dohnfon Fofung

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Entry Level Capstone: Doctoral Capstone Experience- Exercise, the Obesity Epidemic, and the Pediatric Population, Jessie L. Fontenault

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Capstone: Occupational Therapy's Approach to Implement a Kangaroo Care Program, MarvieAnn Garcia-Rodriguez

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Entry Level Capstone: Doctoral Capstone Experience- Clinical Skills and Program Development, Savannah Garrett

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Dissertation: Women as College and University Presidents: Sharpening the Needle, Janell Emmaline Gibson

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Thesis: Dungeons & Drafting: Using Trpgs in the First-Year Composition Classroom, Anyssa J. Gonzalez