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

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Capstone Projects from 2021

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Entry Level Capstone: Doctoral Capstone Experience with a Neurological Population, Courtney E. Groce

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Thesis: Queer Rhetorical Agency in Fort Lauderdale Tourist LGBTQ+ Advertisements, Jordan I. Guido

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Dissertation: Feature Selection on Permissions, Intents and APIs for Android Malware Detection, Fred Guyton

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Dissertation: Investigation of Ant Colony Optimization Implementation Strategies For Low-Memory Operating Environments, Douglas Hale

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Dissertation: Womenwarography: A Qualitative Exploration of Women, War, and Humanitarianism in Junction City, Kansas, Kimberly Janine Hamilton-Wright

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Entry Level Capstone: Culminating Project in Clinical Work and Home Programs: Nova Southeastern University, Katelyn Hannigan

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Dissertation: Resting-State Cerebral Perfusion Patterns: An Exploratory Factor Analysis of Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography Clinical Data, Scott Harcourt

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Thesis: Genetic Population Dynamics of the Critically Endangered Scalloped Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna Lewini) in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean, Sydney P. Harned

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Dissertation: Colorism Experiences of Non-White Women Leaders in Higher Education, Aimee Haynes

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Entry Level Capstone: Final Culminating Project: Program Development, Erin Helms

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Dissertation: Appreciative Inquiry of a Non-profit Organization Transitioning to Teletherapy, Claudia Herrera

Entry Level Capstone: Administration & Program Development at a Camp for Adults with Disabilities, Kayleigh E. Hollywood

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Dissertation: The Relationship of Authentic Leadership and Growth, Retention, and Productivity, Michael B. Horwitz

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Dissertation: Therapists' Perspectives on Aiding Individuals to Maintain Social Connection While Struggling With Health Concerns, Shari Howington-Carlin

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Entry Level Capstone: Doctoral Capstone Experience: Advocacy Culminating Project, Hannah M. Hubbard

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: How Non-Compliance Impacts Security Incidents: A Public Sector Case Study of Application Security and Proper Data Governance, Ramon Hurlockdick

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Thesis: Ontogenetic Variation in Sciaenid Otolith Morphometry With Fish Size from the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Thomas C. Ingalls

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Thesis: Optimizing the Time to Transfer Sexually Produced Corals of Porites Astreoides, Agaricia Agaricites, and Montastraea Cavernosa to an Offshore Nursery, Rachel Ionata

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Dissertation: A Culture of Corruption: A Case Study of the National Culture Affecting the Socioeconomic Outcome of Haiti, Dwindell Jean-Louis Sr

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Entry Level Capstone: Doctoral Capstone Experience in Program and Policy Development- Selah Freedom, Ashley N. Jones

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Dissertation: An Examination of African Americans’ Fear of Police Among Generation Z, James Jones

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Dissertation: An Assessment of the Impacts of Social Media Inputs and Court Case Information on Mitigating Insider Threats, Robert Jones

Entry Level Capstone: Transition to Adulthood: A Program Addressing The Occupational Needs of Foster Youth As They Age Out, Angela Joseph

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Dissertation: An Empirical Examination of the Impact of Organizational Injustice and Negative Affect on Attitude and Non-Compliance with Information Security Policy, Celestine Kemah

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Thesis: The Distribution, Composition, and Management of Drifting Fish Aggregating Devices (Dfads) in the North Atlantic Ocean, Erin E. Kimak

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Thesis: Predation Efficiency of Lionfish (Pterois Volitans and P. Miles) in Differing Levels of Habitat Complexity, Abigail Ehlers Kimbrel

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Dissertation: Orientation and Social Influences Matter: Revisiting Neutralization Tendencies in Information Systems Security Violation, Frank Curtis King

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Thesis: Elemental Distribution and Offloading in Peruvian Pinnipeds, Catherine Kooyomjian

Entry Level Capstone: An Exploration of Tendon Transfers and Rehabilitative Strategies in Hand Therapy, Alyssa Kopp

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Dissertation: Navigating the Human Side of Workplace Conflict: A Comparative Study of Organizational Ombuds' Similarities and Differences, Linda Kovack

Entry Level Capstone: Nerve Impairment in Burn Injuries, Taylor A. Kowalske

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Entry Level Capstone: Assessment of Need for Driver Rehabilitation Programs in Rural Communities: A focused analysis on Laurens Country, South Carolina., Courtney N. Kozar

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Dissertation: Eliminating Silos: Developing System Design for Information Sharing in Violence Prevention, Jacqueline Kulaga

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Dissertation: Investigating the User Experience with a 3D Virtual Anatomy Application, Winnyanne Kunkle

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Thesis: Playing Through the Motions: A Stylistic Analysis of Brand Identity on Tiktok, Anthony Laboriel

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Entry Level Capstone: Culminating Project in Program Development: Resources for Occupational Engagement for Families and Educators of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Catherine Lane

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Dissertation: Exploring Academic Leadership in Higher Education Through The Lens of Leader-to-Member Exchange (LMX) Theory, Dequies A. Lanier

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Thesis: A Genre Analysis of National Endowment for the Humanities Nonprofit-Project Grant Proposals, Jeffrey M. LaPointe

Entry Level Capstone: Final Culminating Capstone Project: Implementation of Sensory-Based Interventions into an Existing Morning Educational Program, Erin Larson

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Dissertation: Sibling Conflict and Caregiving for Aging Parents, Jennifer Elise Lawer

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Dissertation: An Audience Analysis of the Effectiveness of a Speech: A Blueprint for Planning Successful Motivational Speeches, Robert Gerald Lawrie

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Thesis: Assessment of Monochloramine Toxicity on Three Small Coastal Organisms, Ashley K. Le

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Dissertation: Association Between Physical Activity and Stress in a National Cohort of Undergraduate Students from the Spring 2019 National College Health Assessment II, Melissa Lee

Entry Level Capstone: Incorporation of an Occupational Therapist in the Prevention Through Active Community Engagement (PACE) Program, Chelsea R. Lincoln

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Dissertation: Understanding Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes and the Safety Needs of Jewish People in South Florida, Ningxin Li

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Entry Level Capstone: Collaboration Between an Entry Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy Program & A Community Based Organization, Jasmine Lopez

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Dissertation: Long-Term Sobriety from Opioid Use: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis, Claire C. Loucka

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Thesis: Undergraduate Perception of Peer Leadership in the Writing Center, Sabrina Louissaint

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Entry Level Capstone: Doctoral Capstone Experience in Academia and Policy Development: Nova Southeastern University, Melanie Mariani

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Thesis: Applying Integrative Systematics to Long-Standing Species Boundary Questions in the Zoanthidea, Annika Markovich

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Dissertation: An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis of Black Women and White Men Towards Interracial Marriage in America, Guerdy Sauvignon Markowski

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Dissertation: The Influence of an Individual’s Disposition to Value Privacy in a Non-Contrived Study, John Marsh

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Social Engineering: An Investigation on Information Sharing via Micro-Blogging Within a Geographically Diverse Sales Engineering Organization, Raymond Martinez

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Dissertation: The Impact of Training Teachers in Multiple-Intelligences Instructional Strategies, Mary R. Massey

Entry Level Capstone: Weekly Activities for Parents of Preschool Aged Children: Increasing Understanding and Confidence, Tia Mattox

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Dissertation: Self-Efficacy: Nurses’ Perceptions of Caring for Patients Living with Diabetes, Victoria Yaros McCue

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Thesis: Trophic Ecology and Functional Morphology of the Scaleless Black Dragonfishes (Family Stomiidae; Subfamily Melanostomiinae), Ryan P. McGonagle

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Classifying Financial Software Development Documentation in Knowledge Discovery Systems, Roman Melnyk

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Thesis: Pelagic Habitat Use By Benthic Fishes – Juvenile Scorpaenoids of the Oceanic Gulf of Mexico, Drew W. Mertzlufft

Thesis: Cook What You Read: A Multimedia Cookbook for Middle Childhood Literacy Development, Merly Mesa

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Dissertation: Analysis of Secondary Data to Determine the Relationship Between Age and Power Toothbrush Use, Kimberly Milleman

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Dissertation: Intimate Partner Violence Survivors: The Relationship between Risk Factors and Symptom Severity, Danielle Horrigan Millen

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Dissertation: Effects of Mediation on Employee Efficiency in Human Services Centers and in Other Organizations that Serve Vulnerable Populations, Mariya Mironova

Entry Level Capstone: Implementation and Efficacy of Interprofessional Education (IPE) Initiatives, Javed A. Mohammed

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Dissertation: Challenges Teachers Encounter When Integrating Technology in a Culturally, Linguistically, and Diverse High School, Eliana Rodriguez Molina

Entry Level Capstone: The Impact of Structured Groups on Skill Acquisition for Children with Learning Disabilities, Sierra A. Montgomery

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Entry Level Capstone: Effects on Adherence and Comprehension with Video Demonstration Support versus Traditional Home Exercise Programs: Culminating Project, Emily E. Morales

Entry Level Capstone: Occupational Therapy’s Role in Health Promotion for Youths Facing Chronic Conditions, Megan A. Moret and Megan A. Moret

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Entry Level Capstone: Final Culminating Project, Jennifer D. Morrill

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Dissertation: Restorative Justice and the Impact of Community Engagement, Tanya Moss

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Entry Level Capstone: Implementation of Strategic Supports into Coursework to Improve Notetaking Abilities And Overall OTA Student Success, Cheyenne M. Murphy

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Entry Level Capstone: The Development of an Occupational Therapy Craft Toolbox for Outpatient Pediatric Settings, Nailah Mustafa

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Dissertation: What Is the Lived Experience of Mothers of Premature Infants in a Level-IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Jennifer Lorraine Nelson

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Dissertation: Literacy Development Practices for English Learners With Interrupted Formal Education, Javier Francisco Oaxaca

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Capstone: The L.E.G.A.C.Y.® Appreciative Life Review Model: A Framework and Process to Develop Psychosocial Resources in Emerging and Young Adulthood, Nicole Onori Hansen

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Thesis: Characterization of Fish Assemblages on an Upper Mesophotic Reef in South Florida Using a Commercial Grade Mini Rov, Sydney L. Panzarino

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Dissertation: An Empirical Assessment of Users' Information Security Protection Behavior towards Social Engineering Breaches, Nisha Jatin Patel

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Dissertation: Post-Conflict Transition in Chile: Considerations for Dealing with a Resistant Armed Forces, Patrick Paterson

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Dissertation: Experiences of Incarcerated Young Men in Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, Cynthia Vanessa Penalva

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Dissertation: Assessment of Psychological Functioning in Retired Firefighters, Jordana Simone Pepper

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Entry Level Capstone: Culminating Capstone Project: Development of an Experiential Learning Framework for Graduate Occupational Therapy Students, Daniel S. Pereira

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Dissertation: Exploring the Acculturation Experiences of Cuban Refugee Doctors and their Families in Miami: A Phenomenological Study, Nelson Michel Perez

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Dissertation: A Comparison of Clinic-Based and Telehealth Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Abigail Peskin

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Thesis: Effects of Tropical Cyclones on Incubation and Hatch Frequency of Marine Turtles in Broward County, FL: An Exploratory Look for Potential Cues of Environmentally Cued Hatching (ECH), Alexis Peterson

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Thesis: "We Can Write, Too!" A Developmentally Appropriate Writing Curriculum for Grades K-1, Danielle Pierce

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Dissertation: Examining the Influence of Perceived Risk on the Selection of Internet Access in the U.S. Intelligence Community, Tyler Michael Pieron

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Thesis: Spatiotemporal Variation of an Eastern Tropical Pacific Pelagic Community Assessed With Free-Drifting Bruvs, Tyler Stephen Plum

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Dissertation: A Framework for Artificial Intelligence Applications in the Healthcare Revenue Management Cycle, Leonard J. Pounds

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Thesis: Navigating Conversations of Environmentalism on Social Media: From the Apocalyptic to the Aesthetic, Megan Provenzale

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Dissertation: Relationship Between Electronic Health Literacy, Locus of Control, Trust in Physicians, Attitudes Towards Providers, and Medication Adherence, Donrie Purcell

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Dissertation: Identity Formation During Nonviolent Protests: A Thematic and Structural Narrative Analysis of Interviews Conducted with March for Our Lives Protesters, Richard Shawn Queeney

Entry Level Capstone: Knowledge of the LGBTQIA+ Community by Occupational Therapy Practitioners and Students, Emily A. Quick

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Capstone: Advancing Disease Knowledge and Health Beliefs on Dyslipidemia by Implementing Patient Education, Edwin S. Ramos

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Thesis: The Variability of Seawater Carbonate Chemistry in Two Florida Urban Mangrove Ecosystems, Alexandrina R. Rangel

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Dissertation: Judicial Decision Making and the Duty To Warn: An Empirical Study of Case Law, Casey Dunn Ravitz

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Dissertation: Community Attitudes Towards Juvenile Sex Offenders and Registration in Virginia, Paige Reed

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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): Utilizing the Five Sex Languages to Enhance Sexual Communication: A Clinical Case Study, Randi Reichel

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Dissertation: A Strategic Plan to Increase Equitable Practices in a Pacific Northwest School District, Nancy Lee Reisner

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Entry Level Capstone: Using a Social Support Group to Educate and Empower Immigrant Latina Women, Diana N. Rendon

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Dissertation: Retaining Employees in Public Sector Organizations, Marlon Javier Rivera