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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Dissertation: An Empirical Assessment of Employee Cyberslacking in the Public Sector, Wilnelia Hernández

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Dissertation: Blended Learning for Faculty Professional Development Incorporating Knowledge Management Principles, Julie E. Hewitt

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Dissertation: Community College Faculty Dispositions Towards Blended Learning, Robin A. Hill

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Dissertation: Toward a Model of 12-Step Engagement: Predicting Recovery Involvement in Narcotics Anonymous, Hillary L. Howrey

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Dissertation: Using Mobile Phones for Teaching and Learning in Chinese Traditional Undergraduate Education, Guchun Huang

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Dissertation: Assistive Technology Provision by Occupational Therapists : A Process and Tools for Managing Clients with Spinal Cord Injury, Ikechukwu Anthony Igbo

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Dissertation: Effect of Lighting on Performance of Tasks Requiring Near Vision in Older Adults, Karen Leigh James

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Thesis: An Evaluation of the Seagrass Habitat in North Biscayne Bay, Florida, in Relation to a Changing Environment and Urbanization in the Port of Miami Harbor Basin 2005-2011, Sara M. Jarossy

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Thesis: Effects of EMF Emissions from Undersea Electric Cables on Coral Reef Fishes, Robert F. Jermain

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Dissertation: A Case Study Analysis of Dehumanization in Rwanda and Darfur, Carlyn M. Jorgensen

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Thesis: Population Demographics and Sexual Reproduction Potential of the Pillar Coral, Dendrogyra cylindrus, on the Florida Reef Tract, Lystina Kabay

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Dissertation: Teaching Strategies to Prepare Prelicensure Nursing Students to Teach-back, Mariann Kerr

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Dissertation: Effects of a Music Literacy Integration Intervention on Teachers’ Self-Efficacy and Proactive Attitudes Toward Music Integration in Classroom Instruction, Mary Louise Keyloun Cruz

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Dissertation: Tharu Barghar-Mukhiya Indigenous Model: A Case Study of Tharu Community of Nepal, Narayan B. Khadka

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Improving Eighth Grade Students' Reading Comprehension Through the Use of the Collision Plus Arts-Integrated Program, Taneka L. Knight

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Dissertation: Memory Performance in Children with Temporal Lobe Epilepsy: Neocortical vs. Dual Pathologies, Brandon M. Korman

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Thesis: Using Regression-Based Effect Size Meta-Analysis to Investigate Coral Responses to Climate Change, Niklas Alexander Kornder

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Are Executive Positions Being Refused?, Jared Koyle

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Thesis: Transgenerational Effects of Thermal Stress: Impacts On and Beyond Coral Reproduction, Alyson Kuba

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Thesis: Acoustic Repertoire of Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus) Bachelor Groups in the Waters Surrounding Ischia, Italy (Tyrrhenian Sea), Cristina M. Ledon

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Dissertation: Conflict Analysis of Economic Perceptions and Misperceptions in the United States, Miryam Lindberg

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Systematic Review of Online Developmental Mathematics Adaptive Learning Technology Intervention Investigation, Nova A. Lishon-Savarino

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Dissertation: An Investigation of Factors that Influence Registered Nurses’ Intentions to Use E-Learning Systems in Completing Higher Degrees in Nursing, Pauline G. Little

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Dissertation: Occupational Therapy Services and Clinical Decision Making in Oncology Care: A Mixed Methods Approach, Sheila M. Longpre'

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Dissertation: Capturing, Eliciting, and Prioritizing (CEP) Non-Functional Requirements Metadata during the Early Stages of Agile Software Development, Richard Rabin Maiti

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Dissertation: Mutable Class Design Pattern, Nikolay Malitsky

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Capstone: EVALUATION OF A CERVICAL CANCER SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM AT A COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, NaQuita Jackson Manning

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Thesis: Reproductive Ecology of Dragonfishes (Family: Stomiidae) in the Gulf of Mexico, Alex D. Marks

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Dissertation: An Empirical Investigation of Factors Affecting Resistance to Using Multi-Method Authentication Systems in Public-Access Environments, Joseph Marnell

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Dissertation: Effect of Stance Symmetry on Perturbation-Induced Protective Stepping in Persons Poststroke and Controls, Katherine M. Martinez

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Change Agents Who Use Opinion Leaders to Integrate Classroom Technology, Christopher Masullo

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Dissertation: Effective Teaching Practices in Online Higher Education, Kim McMurtry

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Dissertation: A Study of the Success of Group Formation in Virtual Teams Using Computer-Mediated Communications, Eliel Melón-Ramos

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Dissertation: Motherhood redefined: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of the lived experiences of lesbian mothers and the sociopolitical conflicts that shape their narratives, Melissa Miller-Munoz

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Thesis: Abundance and Diversity of Deep-Sea Crustaceans of Bear Seamount, New England Seamount Chain, Valerie Renee Miranda

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Diffusion of Iowa Communications Network Two Decades Latter: Opinion Leaders and Innovation, Ali Mirmehdi

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Dissertation: Enhanced Method Call Tree for Comprehensive Detection of Symptoms of Cross Cutting Concerns, Saleem Obaidullah Mir

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Educating as a Vocation: A Phenomenological Study of Womanist Educational Leaders, Aisha A. Moore

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Dissertation: Automatically Defined Templates for Improved Prediction of Non-stationary, Nonlinear Time Series in Genetic Programming, David Moskowitz

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Dissertation: An Experimental Study on the Role of Password Strength and Cognitive Load on Employee Productivity, Stephen Mujeye

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Systematic Review of the Effects of Postsecondary Education in the Penal System on Recidivism and Incarceration Rates, Monekka L. Munroe

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Parental Stress With Homeschooling K-6th Grade Children in a South Florida District, Jennifer Myers

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Dissertation: Assessing Knowledge Management Values by Using Intellectual Capital to Measure Organizational Performance, Thuan L. Nguyen

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Antecedents and Reinforcements of Luxury Fairtrade Purchasing and the Halo Effect of Reporting Fairtrade Practices, Patricia C. Nicelli

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Thesis: Can Twilight Reefs Usher In A New Dawn For Depauperate Shallow Coral Reefs?, Hunter KG Noren

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Thesis: Ports, Prosperity, and Pests: Assessing the Threat of Aquatic Invasive Species Introduced by Maritime Shipping Activity in Cuba, Charleen O'Brien

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Dissertation: Examining Consumers’ Selective Information Privacy Disclosure Behaviors in an Organization’s Secure e-Commerce Systems, Patrick I. Offor

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Dissertation: Teaching Presence and Intellectual Climate in a Structured Online Learning Environment, Janice Marie Orcutt

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Dissertation: Deconstructing public discourse on undocumented immigration in the United States in the twenty first century, Kwadjo Owusu-Sarfo

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Dissertation: Impact of Parental Interference on Children in High Conflict Divorce, Kelly D. Painter

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Dissertation: The Art of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy: Experiential Training for Novice Therapists in Creative Collaborative Language, Lori Ann Pantaleao

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Dissertation: Conflict Resolution Behaviors and the Affect of Identity Standards and Empowerment Needs on Individuals Using External Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices, Amy R. Parker

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Dissertation: Use of Student Created Video Podcasts to Promote Foreign Language Grammar Acquisition in Middle School, Sergio Parra

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Formación de Competencias Ciudadanas en los Patrulleros de la Policía Nacional de Colombia, Jorge E. Patino-Alvarez

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Thesis: Artificial Reefs as Juvenile Fish Habitats in Marinas, Allison Patranella

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Theory of Conflict Resolution Behavior: Dimensions of Individualism and Collectivism and Perception of Legitimacy of Power and Ideology; a Hermeneutic Comparative Analysis, Nadine Pierre-Louis

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Dissertation: The Effects of Time-compression and Learner-control in Multimedia Instruction, Jason Alan Pittman

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Thesis: Characterization of the Marine Sponge Amphimedon compressa Microbiome Across a Spatial Gradient, Renee Michelle Potens

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Dissertation: Sexual Attraction in the Therapy Room: An Exploration of Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists’ Experiences and Training, Rafiah Prince

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Dissertation: Corruption and Conflict: A Phenomenological Study of the Experiences of Nigerian Citizens, Farouk A. Raheemson

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Dissertation: THE MODERATING ROLE OF INTERACTIONAL JUSTICE ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN JUSTICE AND ORGANIZATIONAL CITIZENSHIP BEHAVIOR, Arlene Ramkissoon

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Assessing Educators’ School Safety and Security Preparedness at a New Jersey K-12 Nonpublic School, Ronald P. Rinaldi

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Student Perceptions of A Comprehensive Orientation Program for Online Courses, Wendy Robichaud

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Thesis: Trophic Ecology of Green Turtles (Chelonia mydas) From Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida, David C. Roche

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Thesis: A Comparison of Qualitative and Quantitative Data Collection Techniques to Assess Mapping Accuracy in the Florida Keys, Ian K. Rodericks

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Career Path of Successful Hispanic Women Holding Top Academic Administrative Positions in Higher Education, Marisol M. Rodriguez

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Use of Reflective Practices in Applying Strategies Learned Through Professional Development in Social Studies Instruction, Montra L. Rogers

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Thesis: Global Genetic Connectivity and Diversity in a Shark of High Conservation Concern, the Oceanic Whitetip, Carcharhinus longimanus, Cassandra L. Ruck

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Thesis: Effects of Sedimentation on the Physiology and Oxidative Stress of Two Common Scleractinian Corals, Margaret E. Rushmore

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Independent Living Transition Assistance for Young Adults Who Have Special Needs, Rhonda L. Russell

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Dissertation: LIVED EXPERIENCE OF THE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE RN-BSN DEGREE COMPLETION STUDENT INTEGRATING TO AN ONLINE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT, Sonique S. Sailsman

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Dissertation: Toward the Development and Implementation of Personalized, Adaptive, and Comprehensive E-learning Systems, Emad Samwel

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Thesis: Sustainable Whale-watching for the Philippines: A Bioeconomic Model of the Spinner Dolphin (Stenella Longirostris), Allison Jenny Santos

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Dissertation: Assistive Technology Instruction in Teacher Professional Development, David N. Schaaf

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Thesis: Coral Persistence to Ocean Warming via Developmental Acclimation, Heather L. Schaneen

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Dissertation: My Dance with Cancer: An Autoethnographic Exploration of the Journey, Vardine K. Simeus

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Effects of Mentoring on Career Advancement for Women and People of Color, Juanita S. Simmons

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Dissertation: Empirical Analysis of Socio-Cognitive Factors Affecting Security Behaviors and Practices of Smartphone Users, Joseph P. Simpson

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Dissertation: Sub-clinical Neck Symptoms, Disability, Posture, and Muscle Function in Computer Users, and the Effect of Education versus Education and Deep Cervical Flexor Exercise, Donna Lynne Skelly

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Dissertation: Neurocognitive Implications of Sport-Related Concussion in High School Athletes Over-Time, Evan Lee Smith

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Dissertation: Occupational therapy discharge planning and recommendations in acute care: An action research study, Helene Smith-Gabai

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Dissertation: The Impact of Drop-in Centers on the Long Term Mentally Ill, Marissa Snell

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Evaluation of the Effect of a Mentoring Program on Eighth-Grade Students, Khalifa K. Stanford

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Thesis: Effects of 17 β-estradiol and Progesterone on Acropora cervicornis and Porites astreoides Growth and Reproduction, Joshua L. Stocker

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Dissertation: Lived Experience of Adolescents with Chronic Pain: A Phenomenological Study, Ryan Christopher Suder

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Dissertation: Evaluation of Supervised Machine Learning for Classifying Video Traffic, Farrell R. Taylor

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Phenomenological Study: Foster Care Youth Aging Out of the System, Guy Thompson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Evaluation of the Relationship Between Employee Engagement and Student Engagement and Student Retention at a Large, Private, Not-for-Profit Research University, Jacqueline Anne Travisano

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Thesis: Quantifying the Toxicity of 1-Methylnaphthalene to the Shallow-Water Coral, Porites divaricata, for Use in the Target Lipid Model, Nicholas Turner

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Dissertation: Using Diversity Ensembles with Time Limits to Handle Concept Drift, Robert M. Van Camp

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Thesis: Coral recovery on phase-shifted reefs depend upon the type of macroalgae present, Justin N. Voss

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Dissertation: Unshackled: A phenomenological study of the effects of holistic conflict resolution training on inmate self-efficacy, Christina R. Wilson

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Thesis: A Tale of Two Theories: Using an Engineered Strain of E. coli to Bridge the Gap Between Quorum Sensing and Diffusion Sensing, Cortney E. Wilson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Librarians’ Use of Instructional Design Methods in Creating Information Literacy Instruction, Michael W. Wilson

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Dissertation: An Empirical Investigation of Privacy and Security Concerns on Doctors’ and Nurses’ Behavioral Intentions to Use RFID in Hospitals, Thomas George Winston

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Dissertation: An Investigation of Socio-technical Components of Knowledge Management System (KMS) Usage, Noel Wint Jr.

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Dissertation: Impact of Product Label Communication Congruency on Attitude Certainty and Purchase Intention for Food Allergy Stakeholders Under High and Low Levels of Elaboration, Roger W. Wortman

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Front-End Analysis Study of the Perceived Correlation Between Organizational Leadership and Student Success, Kathyleen G. Wyatt

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Dissertation: What Works for Successful In-Home Family Therapists Working at Community-Based Agencies, Aleyah R. Yasin

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Dissertation: Perceived Lack of Teacher Empathy and Remedial Classroom Conflicts, Henry Young