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: 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 - NSU Access Only: Student Discipline Strategies: Practitioner Perspectives, Joseph A. Mancini

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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: Parent Beliefs, Attitudes, and Needs in Preschool Age Literacy Development in a Head Start Program, Dianna Jean McCoy

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Impact of the Implementation of a Summer Credit Retrieval Online Program on the Academic Achievement of Grade-8 Students, Maria A. McCoy

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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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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Relationship Between Tutoring and Academic Success of Students Enrolled in Remedial Mathematics, Kiki S. Moore

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Dissertation: The Black Male's Perception of Academic Success in the Black Belt Region, Lisa M. Morenzoni

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Graduate Students’ Beliefs and Perceptions of Student Engagement and Learning Platforms in Higher Education, Amanda Napolitano

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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 - NSU Access Only: The Experience of a Freehand Visual Art Drawing Lesson for At-Risk Youths on Their Understanding of Basic Geometry, Clovis Nelson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Bullying, Sexual Identity, Health Risk Behaviors and Outcomes Among Adolescent Youth in a Metropolitan School District, Amalio C. Nieves

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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 - NSU Access Only: Investigating the Effectiveness of Professional Learning Communities in South Florida Public Schools, Renata P. Novak

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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 - NSU Access Only: Law School Deans and Distance Education: A Phenomenographical Study, Edward Oswald

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of Disciplinary Literacy and Scientific Teaching in Grades 8 and 9, Seth B. Parrish

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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 - NSU Access Only: Effects of Teacher-Coach Collaboration on Student-Athletes’ Academic Achievement at a Rural Charter School, William K. Presswood

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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

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Quantitative Study on the Correlation Between Grade Span Configuration of Sixth Grade Students in Private Florida Schools and Academic Achievement on Standardized Achievement Scores, Deborah J. Rantin

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 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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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 - 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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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 - 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