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: Patient Portals: Achieving Technology Acceptance and Meaningful Use in Independent Physician-Managed Practices, Kimberly W. Bartholomew

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Dissertation: Assessing the Effectiveness of a Fingerprint Biometric and a Biometric Personal Identification Number (BIO-PIN™) when used as a Multi-Factor Authentication Mechanism, Robert B. Batie

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Dissertation: Electronic Medical Records (EMR): An Empirical Testing of Factors Contributing to Healthcare Professionals’ Resistance to Use EMR Systems, Emmanuel Patrick Bazile

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Dissertation: An Empirical Study of Authentication Methods to Secure E-learning System Activities Against Impersonation Fraud, Shauna Beaudin

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Exploring the Career Experiences and Leadership Perceptions of Nonprofit Executives in Central Florida: A Mixed-Methods Study, JahKiya S. Bell

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Increasing the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Knowledge and Self-Efficacy of Parents of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders Using Multimedia Training Materials, Nina M. Bellomo

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Dissertation: Aspect Mining Using Multiobjective Genetic Clustering Algorithms, David G. Bethelmy

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Dissertation: An Analysis of the Relationship between Security Information Technology Enhancements and Computer Security Breaches and Incidents, Linda Betz

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Adolescents’ Perceptions of the Quality of Interactions in a Virtual High School, Aparna Bhargava

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Dissertation: Understanding the Effectiveness of Incarceration on Juvenile Offending through a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: Do the "Get Tough" Policies Work?, Jacqueline Anita Black

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Dissertation: The Design and Implementation of Online Radiology Modules Using the ADDIE Process and Rapid Prototyping, Leslie Bofill

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Relationship Between Leader-Member Exchange and Organizational Citizenship Behavior in a Federal Government Organization, Shawn Boockoff

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Comparison of Manual Signing and PECS Within a Functional Communication Training Context, Lloyd Boudloche JR

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Thesis: Population Fluctuation of the Nodular Coral Psammocora stellata in the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador: An Indicator of Community Resilience and Implications for Future Management, Kathryn Brown

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Dissertation: Closing the Achievement Gap in Mathematics for Students with Learning Disabilities Utilizing the Resource Room as an Intervention, Esta H. Brownstein

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Thesis: An Endemic Commensal Leucothoid Discovered in the Tunicate Cnemidocarpa bicornuta, from New Zealand (Crustacea, Amphipoda), Kaitlyn M. Brucker

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Dissertation: Men and College Enrollment: A Grounded Theory Study on Understanding how Gender Stereotypes Influence Men and Their Decision-Making, Mark Bukowski

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Thesis: Geographic and Depth Distributions of Decapod Shrimps (Caridea: Oplophoridae) from the Northeastern Gulf of Mexico with Notes on Ontogeny and Reproductive Seasonality, Eric A. Burdett

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Dissertation: Exploratory Factor Analysis of the Nova Multilingual Neuropsychological Battery (NMNB), Annelly Bure-Reyes

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Dissertation: Factors that Affect Faculty Use of Course Management Systems in Traditional Courses at Private 4-year Historically Black Colleges and Universities: An Empirical Approach, Hyacinth L. Burton

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Thesis: Beach Nourishment: Effects on the Hatching & Emergence Success Rates of Leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea), Loggerhead (Caretta caretta), and Green (Chelonia mydas) Sea Turtles, Jenna Caderas

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Thesis: Systematic Patterning of Sediments in French Polynesian Coral Reef Systems, Andrew Calhoun

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Dissertation: Algorithmic Foundations of Heuristic Search using Higher-Order Polygon Inequalities, Newton Henry Campbell Jr.

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Dissertation: An Exploration of Home-based Therapists’ Supervisory Experiences: A Phenomenological Inquiry, Cherre Camper

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Dissertation: Development of a Cybersecurity Skills Index: A Scenarios-Based, Hands-On Measure of Non-IT Professionals' Cybersecurity Skills, Melissa Carlton

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Dissertation: Five-Factor Model as a Predictor for Spoken Dialog Systems, Teresa G. Carter

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Dissertation: A Big Idea: The Rollout of Open SUNY, Karen E. Case

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Dissertation: Social Grief: A Grounded Theory of Utilizing Status Updates on Facebook as a Contemporary Ritual, Celese Catania-Opris

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Effects on Reading Achievement of Low Socioeconomic Third Graders After Participation in a Computerized Reading Support Program, Vanessa Chapman

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Predictive Modeling of Enrollment and Academic Success in Secondary Chemistry, Nathan Lee Charnock

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Dissertation: Validation of a Pressure Pain Threshold Scale in Patients Diagnosed with Myofascial Pain Syndrome and Fibromyalgia, Scott William Cheatham

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of Changes in Montessori Early Childhood Teachers as a Result of Specialized Training, Ambar J. Cipolloni

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Teaching Professionalism in Nursing: A Quantitative Survey of Beginning Student Nurse Perceptions of Professional Values Interpreted Within a Leadership Context, Jocelyn J. Corrao

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Integrating Reading into Math Instruction to Increase Academic Achievement of English Language Learners, Camelia A. Courtright

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Thesis: Bacterial Indicators of Fecal Pollution: Exploring Relationships between Fecal Coliform and Enterococcus Groups in Central and South Florida Surface Waters, Shelby G. Craig

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Thesis: Anatomical Study of the Greater Palatine Artery: Clinical Implications for Palatal Graft Procedures, Nina Marie Karin Cunningham

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of the Perceptions and Attitudes of Administrators on School Discipline Policy, Brante C. Dashielle

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Dissertation: The Experiences of Black MFT Doctoral Degree Holders with White Professors: A Phenomenological Study, Juliana M. Deans

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Dissertation: A Usability and Learnability Case Study of Glass Flight Deck Interfaces and Pilot Interactions through Scenario-based Training, Thomas James De Cino

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Phenomenological Study of Nurse Administrators: Leading the Multigenerational Workforce of Registered Nurses, Johanna E. Desir

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Dissertation: Veterans Treatment Courts: Pure Pretextualism or a Venue for Veterans' Needs?, John William Erickson Jr.

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Dissertation: Emotional intelligence and empathy of nursing students in an immersive capstone clinical course, Michelle L. Finch

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Thesis: The Vertical and Horizontal Distribution of Deep-Sea Crustaceans of the Order Euphausiacea (Malacostraca: Eucarida) from the northern Gulf of Mexico with notes on reproductive seasonality., Charles Douglas Fine

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Thesis: Reef Fish Spatial Distribution and Benthic Habitat Associations on the Southeast Florida Reef Tract, Dana Fisco

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Dissertation: An Exploratory Study on Physical Fitness Policies Among Police Departments in North Carolina, Jay H. Fortenbery

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Thesis: Changes in Tursiops truncatus Distribution and Behavior in the Drowned Cayes, Belize, and Correlation to Human Impacts, Jazmin Garcia

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Dissertation: Enhancing the Couple Alliance and Developing a Dyadic Orientation in Discursive Couples Therapy: A Conversation Analysis of Therapists', Samira Y. Garcia

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of Cultural Differences on the Supervisory Process in a Graduate School Program, Nancy M. Gauvin

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Thesis: Distribution, Abundance and Movement of Fish among Seagrass and Mangrove Habitats in Biscayne Bay, Patrick C. Goebel

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Thesis: Coral Genotype Influence on Growth and Stress Resistance in Acropora cervicornis: Investigating Potential Energy Tradeoffs, Peter T. Grasso

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Thesis: Establishing an Ecological Baseline of Macroinfaunal Assemblages in Nearshore Sediments of Southeast Florida, Candace Grimes

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Dissertation: Child Abuse, Intimate Partner Violence, and Resiliency in Incarcerated Women: Attachment as a PTSD Moderator, Cassandra Groth

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Development of a Measure to Determine Opinion Leadership, Kathleen P. Hagen

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Dissertation: An Empirical Investigation of the Willingness of US Intelligence Community Analysts to Contribute Knowledge to a Knowledge Management System (KMS) in a Highly Classified and Sensitive Environment, Robert Hambly

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Dissertation: A Study of Data Sharing Practices within Scholarly Research Communities, Mary Harward

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Dissertation: Influence of Academic Self-Efficacy on the Early Academic Success of Underrepresented Minority Nursing Students Enrolled in the First Semester of a Baccalaureate Nursing Program, Connie Hataway

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Dissertation: Qualitative descriptive study of the experiences of nurse educators in developing and implementing concurrent enrollment ADN-BSN programs, Janice Evans Hawkins

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Exploration of the Transition and Retention Experiences of Military In-Residence Secondary Boarding School Alumni at 4-Year Universities, Robert E. Hayhurst

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Thesis: Can Skeletal Morphology Support New Molecular Phylogenies of Antedonidae (Crinoidea: Comatulida)?, Brenna Hays

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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: Incorporating Solution-Focused Group Therapy Into a Refugee Resettlement Agency: A Participatory Action Research Project with Stakeholders, Fanya Jabouin-Monnay

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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: Senior nursing students' knowledge, attitudes, and confidence with end-of-life care, Blanca E. Miller

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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