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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Dissertation: Navigating Conflict: A Transcendental Phenomenological Study of Online Higher Education Subject Matter Experts, Tammi Clearfield

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Dissertation: Increasing Self-Efficacy and Bystander CPR Rates: A Train-the-Trainer Program, Amanda Constantino

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Dissertation: Understanding Challenges of the Healthy Workplace Bill – An Interpretive Policy Analysis, Cynthia Contreras

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Dissertation: Caring for Children with Severe Cerebral Palsy: The Lived Experience of Parents, Jason Eric Cook

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Dissertation: Respect and the role it plays in explaining the disproportionate number of African-Americans incarcerated, Tina B. Craddock

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Dissertation: Competency-Based Clinical Supervision in Applied Behavior Analysis, Yulema Cruz

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Dissertation: Older Adult Caregivers’ Lived Experiences With Debilitated Chronically Ill Relatives in a Rural Southern County, Nancy J. Dameron

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Thesis: Correlation of Body Mass Index Percentile and Craniofacial Morphology: A Retrospective, cross-sectional study, Adam G. Danze

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Dissertation: Women in Ministry: How Conflicts Between God's Purpose and Church Doctrine Impact the Efficacy of Female Church Leaders, Nicole L. Davis

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Dissertation: From Horse Walk to Therapy Talk: Exploring the Effects of Equine Assisted Family Therapy Coursework on Self of the Therapist Development of MFT Student Therapists, Tiffany de Leon

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Dissertation: Intragroup Conflict among Caribbean Students in Higher Education while engaging in Group Work, Martha Cilla Des Vignes

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Thesis: Disrupting” the Broadcast: Female Showrunners as 21st Century “Fangirl” Feminist Rhetors, Veronica Diaz

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Dissertation: Solution-Focused Family Weekends in an Addictions Treatment Facility: An Action Treatment-and-Research Study, Sandra DiMarco

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Dissertation: The Great Recession: A Meta-Analysis Informed by Conflict Theory, Joshua J. DiScipio

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Dissertation: Impact of Shoulder Pathology on Individuals with Distal Radius Fracture: A Mixed Methods Study, Sarah Beth Doerrer

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Capstone: Evaluating the Knowledge and Attitudes of Orthopedic Nurses Regarding the Use of SPHM Algorithms as a Standard of Care, Terry L. Doire

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Capstone: Community-Based Occupational Therapy Practice Among Older Adults: A Delphi Study, Kristin Domville

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Dissertation: Comprehending the Safety Paradox and Privacy Concerns with Medical Device Remote Patient Monitoring, Marc Doyle

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Dissertation: Habitual Offender Monitoring Enforcement (H.O.M.E.) Task Force: Combating Auto Thefts Committed by Habitual Juvenile Offenders, Anika Marie Dzik

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Thesis: Shallow- water hardbottom communities support the separation of biogeographic provinces on the west- central Florida Gulf Coast, Shelby Eagan

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Dissertation: U.S. Immigration Reform: A Policy Analysis of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act Between 2001 and 2012, Nickola Elliott

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Dissertation: ORLease: Optimistically Replicated Lease Using Lease Version Vector For Higher Replica Consistency in Optimistic Replication Systems, Diaa Fathalla

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Thesis: Assessment of Heavy Metals in Subsistence-Harvested Alaskan Marine Mammal Body Tissues and Vibrissae, Pilar M. Ferdinando

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Dissertation: Teacher Perspectives on Performance Pay in One Southeastern State, Wendy B. Firtell

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Dissertation: Citationally Enhanced Semantic Literature Based Discovery, John David Fleig

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Dissertation: Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence and Resilience Among Newly Licensed Registered Nurses Transitioning to the Professional Role, Lee Fong-Hong

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Dissertation: User Information Security Behavior in Professional Virtual Communities: A Technology Threat Avoidance Approach, Vivienne Forrester

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Thesis: Characterization of Bacterial Communities in Biscayne Bay Through Genomic Analysis, Eric Fortman

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Thesis: Desperate Coral Larvae? Behavioral Responses to Settlement Cues in Aging Agaricia agaricites Larvae, Helena Sasha Fulmore

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Capstone: Implementing a Culturally Sensitive Intervention for Haitian Patients Non-Adhering to Hypertensive Medications, Guilaine Gabriel-Percinthe

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Dissertation: Injury Prevention Inclusion in Pre-Licensure Baccalaureate Nursing Curricula, Ali Marie Galindo

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Dissertation: The Deaf & Law Enforcement Listening Though Deaf Eyes: A Grounded Theory Approach, John L. Garner

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Dissertation: Factors Affecting the Outcome of the National Council Licensure Examination among Nontraditional Learners from Associate Degree Nursing Programs, Angela Cristina Gaud

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Dissertation: GAMESPECT: A Composition Framework and Meta-Level Domain Specific Aspect Language for Unreal Engine 4, Benjamin Jay Geisler

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Relationship Between the Grading of Reflective Journals and Student Honesty in Reflective Journal Writing, Jo Anne Genua

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Thesis: The Dynamic of Unity Writing, Virginia Gilroy

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Dissertation: Revisión Sistemática de los Factores que Inciden en la Deserción de Estudiantes a Distancia y su Impacto en Instituciones de Educación Superior en Colombia, Rafael Giraldo

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Dissertation: Empirical Assessment of Mobile Device Users’ Information Security Behavior towards Data Breach: Leveraging Protection Motivation Theory, Anthony Duke Giwah

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Dissertation: A Multiple Case-Study Approach to Examine Police Officers Perceptions on Narcan® Policies, Casey Gnann

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Dissertation: Feature Set Selection for Improved Classification of Static Analysis Alerts, Kathleen Goeschel

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Dissertation: Youth’s Conceptualization of Peace, Violence, and Bullying and the Strategies They Employ to Address the Violence and Bullying in their Lives, Charles H. Goesel

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Thesis: Outplanted Acropora cervicornis enhances the fish assemblages of Southeast Florida, Ellen Dignon Goldenberg

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Dissertation: Cooking with Couples: A Grounded Theory Study on the Relational Aspects Found in the Cooking Interactions of Couples, Nicole R. Gordon

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Dissertation: An Investigation into the Impact of Social Networking on Knowledge Sharing, James Harold Gorham

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Dissertation: Assessing the Effects of Communication Media Affordances and the Awareness of Media Security on Knowledge Sharing Behavior, Linda C. Greene

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Dissertation: Cognitive Load Theory Principles Applied to Simulation Instructional Design for Novice Health Professional Learners, Susan M. Grieve

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Capstone: Development of a Caregiver Education Support Tool for Family Caregivers of Older Adults with Dementia, Sarah Guariglia

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Thesis: VEGF Induced Differentiation of Gingival Stem Cells to Endothelial Cells in Vitro, Garima Gupta

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Dissertation: Lived Experience of Exemplary Physical Therapist Students in Clinical Education: A Phenonenological Study, Laura Hagan

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Dissertation: An Analysis of Selected Clusters of Fires in Florida (1996 - 2018), Thomas Riley Hall

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Capstone: A Clinical Documentation Practice Improvement to Increase Insurance Reimbursement, Allison R. Hamilton

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Dissertation: Handoff Communication Among Senior Nursing Students: A Phenomenological Study, Juanita Hanley-Gumbs

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Content Analysis of The Impact of the Media on the Opioid Crisis, Mark Haskins

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Capstone: Emergency Department Nurses: Post Code Pause, Lynn Alice Hauck

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Thesis: A characterization of a Southeast Florida stony coral assemblage after a disease event, Nicole K. Hayes

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Dissertation: How Do You Like Me Now? Social Media Bridging the Distance in Online Education, Lee Heller

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Dissertation: The Future of Work: An Investigation of the Expatriate Experiences of Jamaican C-suite Female Executives in the Diaspora, on Working in Multi-national Companies, Suzette Amoy Henry-Campbell

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Dissertation: Usability Challenges with Insulin Pump Devices in Diabetes Care: What Trainers Observe with First-Time Pump Users, Helen Birkmann Hernandez

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Research Study on the Effects of Paternal Abandonment on Hispanic Women in South Florida and their Conflict Management Skills, Diana Herrera

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Dissertation: Implementing Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats Intervention for Improving Reading Comprehension Skills for Students With Learning Disabilities (SLD), Annaliese Rosalie Hightower (Rollins)

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Thesis: Spatial and Temporal Trends of Southeastern Florida's Octocoral Comunity, Alexandra Hiley

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Dissertation: The Experience of Sexual Abuse of Afro Caribbean Women: The Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis of the Particularities Attached to Disclosure, Angela Hood

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Thesis: Sargassum Infauna Community Structure in the Florida Straits and Gulf Stream, Dayna S. Hunn

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Thesis: Effect of Increased Implant Crown Height on Fracture Strength of IPS-e.max CAD Hybrid Abutment Crown: An In-vitro Study, Mohammad Mehdi Imani-Emadi

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Dissertation: Technostress in Nursing and the Big Five, Paula Hope Jackson

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Dissertation: Exploring Factors Related to Customer Service Representatives’ (CSRs) Performance in Call Centers., Ruth R. Jayson-Polk

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Dissertation: An Exploration of the Lived Experience of Women who had Abortions and the Effects of the Abortion Secret on their Relationships: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis, Marckdaline Johnson

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Dissertation: An Autoethnography of a Bilingual Therapist Working with Haitian Clients: Reconnecting to Home, Marie Philomise Joseph

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Thesis: Physical and Optical Properties of Provisional Crown and Bridge Materials Fabricated Using CAD/CAM Milling or 3D Printing Technology, Niranjan Joshi

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Dissertation: Harnessing Nature for Occupational Therapy: Interventions and Health Promotion, Gina Ferra Kaplanis

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Dissertation: Grit Associated with New Graduate Registered Nurse Initial Competency, Joan Marie Kavanagh

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Dissertation: Religion in Incarcerated, Jewish, Female Inmates, Marcia Janine Kesner

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Dissertation: Gene Ontology-Guided Force-Directed Visualization of Protein Interaction Networks, James Lowell King

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Thesis: Optimizing restoration site selection along the Florida Reef Tract for the coral species Acropora cervicornis and Acropora palmata, Samantha King

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Thesis: Timing and Potential Drivers of Symbiont Selection in the Early Life Stages of the Massive Starlet Coral Siderastrea siderea, Sarah G. Koerner

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Dissertation: Trigger Point Dry Needling, Manual Therapy and Exercise versus Manual Therapy and Exercise for the Management of Achilles Tendinopathy: A Feasibility Study, Alex Michael Koszalinski

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Thesis: Optimizing lighting regimes for rearing Orbicella faveolata and Acropora cervicornis recruits, Paul D. Kreh

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Dissertation: Assessment Technologies Institute Test Results and Blended Experiences for Senior Community Health Nursing Students, Linda Lou Lacomb-Williams

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Dissertation: Influence of Clinical Instructor and Physical Therapist Student Characteristics on the Use of Standardized Tests and Measures in Clinical Practice, Vicki LaFay

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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): The Lived Experiences of Haitian-American Adults Who Experienced Transnational Separation from a Parent in Childhood, Damabiah Lamy-Riviere

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Dissertation: Changes in Self-Concept and Substance-Related Cognitions During Short-Term Residential Substance Use Treatment, Olivia Grace Larson

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Dissertation: The Impact of Cross-References on the Readability of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, Jeffrey A. Lasky

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Dissertation: Effects of Generic Group-Based Versus Personalized Individual-Based Exercise Programs on Balance, Gait, and Functional Performance of Older Adults with Mild Balance Dysfunction and Living in Residential Care Facilities - A Randomized Controlled Trial, Varatharajan Lingam

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Thesis: Comparisons of Five DNA Repair Pathways Between Elasmobranch Fishes and Humans, Lucia Llorente

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Dissertation: Violent Offenders and Assaults on Staff Members, Lisa Gentry Long

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Dissertation: Diversification and Intensification in Hybrid Metaheuristics for Constraint Satisfaction Problems, John M. Lynden

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Dissertation: Confidence in Law Enforcement When African-Americans are Underrepresented on the Force: An Exploratory Study, Charles E. MacLean

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Thesis: Knowledge, Attitudes and Practice Behaviors About Caries Risk Assessment and Management, Ahmad Malluh

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Dissertation: Implementing Technology Enhanced Mathematical Instruction in an Algebra I Course to Increase Students’ Academic Achievement in Mathematics, Carlos Marrero

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Dissertation: A Case Study: Meeting the Needs of English Learners With Limited or Interrupted Formal Education, Michelle Ivette Marrero

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Dissertation: An Investigation of Factors Motivating Employee Attitudes and Intentions to Share Knowledge in Homeland Security, Evette Maynard-Noel

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Dissertation: Kindergarten Parent Engagement and Student Reading Literacy in Title I Schools: A Systematic Literature Review and Meta-Synthesis, Stacy L. M. McDonald

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Thesis: Long Term Efficacy of a Supraciliary Micro-stent Combined with Cataract Surgery in the Treatment of Glaucoma, Michael Robert McFarland

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Dissertation: Implementing a Research-Based Reading Intervention Focused Upon Increasing Reading Comprehension Amongst Third-Grade Students, Kamaria Dalila McNair

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Dissertation: The Rise of American Extremism: An Exploratory Analysis of American Religious and Political Extremism from Presidents Jimmy Carter to Barack Obama: 1977-2016, Alwyn J. Melton

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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): Addiction and the Family: Substance Use as a Symptom of the Larger Emotional System, Alexis Mercado

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Dissertation: The Influence of Identifiable Personality Traits on Nurses’ Intention to Use Wireless Implantable Medical Devices, Vincent Molosky

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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): A Solution Focused Approach to Behavior Goal Assessment: Training and Utilizing the Monterroso Parent Goal Assessment, Daisy Monterroso

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Dissertation: A Hybrid (Active-Passive) VANET Clustering Technique, Garrett Lee Moore

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Dissertation: Marriage and Family Therapists’ Clinical Impressions of Romantic Relationship Dissolution Heartbreak: A Modified Delphi Study, Isibel C. Moreno