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: African-American Male Teachers: Examining the Insight, Encounters, and Best Teaching Practices, Brandon Morgan

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Thesis: Analysis of "Observer Effect" in Logbook Reporting Accuracy for U.S. Pelagic Longline Fishing Vessels in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, Thomas J. Morrell

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Examination of the Effect of Various Social Constructs on Activities at Social Network Sites, Stephen Musembwa

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Dissertation: Examining Effects of Parental Sexual Abuse on Female Juvenile Delinquency Using a Social Developmental Perspective, Michelle Nagle

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Dissertation: Instructional Designers as Project Managers: A Phenomenology, La Keshia Lynn Nall

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Dissertation: Complexity and Conflict: The Interplay of Policy, Perception and Language in Post ADA America, Sheila Northrop

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Dissertation: Stakeholders’ Perceptions of an Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Program in Special Education in Jamaica, Keitha Ava Marie Osborne

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Dissertation: Examining Task Conflict and Team Atmosphere in Virtual Teams Engaged in Outsourced Project Work, Harold Carr Osborn

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Dissertation: Early Childhood Educators’ Perceptions of Using Conscious Discipline to Promote Executive Function Development in Preschool Students: A Case Study, Annette C. Oswald-Hunt

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Thesis: Microbial Analysis of Surfactant-Associated Bacteria in the Sea Surface Microlayer and Remote Sensing of Associated Slicks, Georgia Parks

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Dissertation: Public Participation in Intractable Conflict: A Case Study of New York State’s High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing Policy Development Process and Stakeholder Engagement Outcomes, Nancy M. Pattarini

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Dissertation: Cyber Situational Awareness and Cyber Curiosity Taxonomy for Understanding Susceptibility of Social Engineering Attacks in the Maritime Industry, Guillermo Francisco Perez

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Capstone: Increasing Hospice Nurses’ Knowledge and Improving Attitudes on Pain Assessment in Dementia Patients, Lyn Marie Peugeot

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Study of Black Fathers in Child Welfare, Tamaru N. Phillips

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Dissertation: VWA: Hearing the Courageous Voices of Extraordinary Women who have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence in Haiti, An Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis, Michaelle Darley Pierre

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Dissertation: The Effect of Training and Institutional Support on Title IX Coordinators' Responses to Sexual Violence on College Campuses, Mercedes M. Pino

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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): Modifying the Relational Suicide Assessment for Use with Latinx LGB Adolescents, Daphne Pozo

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Dissertation: Occupation-Based Practice in Occupational Therapy, Sarah Psillas

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Study Exploring Motivation and Engagement Among Millennial Volunteers in Nonprofit Organizations, Joanne Quinones

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Dissertation: Adverse Childhood Experiences, Attachment, and PTSD Symptoms Among Male Offenders in Court-Ordered Diversion, Michael A. Quinones

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Dissertation: Effectiveness of a Manual Therapy Approach in Treatment of Patients with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, Haitham Ramadan

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Thesis: The Sedimentology of Cay Sal Bank - an Incipiently Drowned Carbonate Platform, Luis Ramirez

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Dissertation: The Factors That Impact Patient Portal Utilization, William Carroll Reed

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Dissertation: Baccalaureate Nurses’ Experiences and Understanding of Adults Living with Sickle Cell Disease, Shelia Ann Reid

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Dissertation: Thrust Joint Manipulation to the Cervical Spine in Participants with a Primary Complaint of Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD): A Randomized Clinical Trial, Breanna C. Reynolds

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Dissertation: Knock Knock! Who’s There? Exploring the Functions of Play and Humor During Bowen Family Systems Theory Training, Helen Reynolds

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Improving Real-Time Intrusion Detection in Dynamic Networks with Highly Imbalanced Data Using a Multi-Agent Architecture Approach, Anh-Hong Nguyen Rucker

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Dissertation: Architecture, Emotion, and Conflict Resolution: The Power of Space in Developing or Obstructing Human Identity, Peren Sabuncu

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Dissertation: An investigation of electronic Protected Health Information (e-PHI) privacy policy legislation in California for seniors using in-home health monitoring systems, Robert Lee Saganich

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Dissertation: E-Cigarettes: Perceived Harm among Youth in the United States, Sherbert Samuels

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Dissertation: Measuring Employee Job Satisfaction During Workplace Downsizing, Trina Sanders

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Dissertation: Truth Talks: How North America’s Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Engage the Public in Change, Lawrence Schooler

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Dissertation: An Instructional Designer Competency Framework for Complex Learning Designs, David Alan Schubert

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Dissertation: Clinical Director Perspectives on Decision Making of Family Involvement with Clients at Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Centers, Lauren Amber Serdencuk

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Dissertation: Demographic, Legal, and Clinical Predictors of Long-Term Trial Competency Restoration, Jonathan F. Shook

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Dissertation: The Political Animal: The Animal Rights Movement and Public Policy, Dorothy Jean Simnett

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Capstone: Creating Confident and Connected Families: A Program to Improve Parental Self-Efficacy in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Kelly Simpson

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Dissertation: Transgender Parent Differentiation: A Heuristic Phenomenological Study, Eva Smidova

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Dissertation: A Comprehensive Cybersecurity Defense Framework for Large Organizations, Willarvis Smith

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Dissertation: “Square Peg in a Round Hole” An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Workers’ Experiences with Workplace Conflict, Katherine Joanna Sosa

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Dissertation: The Concrete Rose: A Phenomenological Study of African American Women’s Postgraduate Matriculation Experiences, Anne-Marie L. Soto

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Dissertation: Post-decisional Conflict in Selecting Cancer Treatments: Perception of Information Disclosure may Influence Decisional Conflict, Decisional Regret, and Self-Acceptance in Bereaved Parents of Children with Cancer, Danielle De Santis Sperandeo

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Dissertation: Lived Experience of Post-licensure Nurses in a Perioperative Clinical Rotation, Amy Stahley

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Thesis: Effects of deposited sediment and turbidity on survival and growth of Orbicella faveolata recruits, Morgan Stephenson

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Dissertation: Law Enforcement Officer Body-Worn Camera Perceptions: Pre and Post Deployment, Benjamin Aaron Straight

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Study of Common Faculty Perceptions of Online Healthcare Graduate Students’ Writing Challenges, Latazia Stuart

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Dissertation: The Socialization of Female Hostage Negotiators: Their Voices, Perspectives, & Experiences, Lieutenant Superville

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Study Exploring the Adoption of Social Networking Platforms to Achieve Digital Literacy for All Learners, Anila Sweitzer

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Dissertation: The Evolution of Technology in Call Centers, Julieo Stephen Thompson

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Dissertation: Exploring Knowledge and Awareness of Social Entrepreneurship, Barry Tishler

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Dissertation: Meta-Analysis of Behavior Problems in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, Marta Maria Tobenas

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Thesis: Possible Pathologic Effect of HMGB1 on P. gingivalis Induced Inflammatory Response by Macrophages, Michelle Marie Torres Santos

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Thesis: Inferred Function and Dynamics of Microbial Communities from the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Deepesh Tourani

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Thesis: Reconstruction of Northeastern Pacific Ocean Holocene Production Using Marine Mammal Archaeofauna, Andrea M. Traffichini

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Dissertation: Family Environment and Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease: Patterns of Health Care Utilization and Academic Achievement, Joanna Tsikis

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Comparison of the iPad-Assisted and Traditional Flashcard Instruction for Learners With Autism, Davaa Ulzii

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Dissertation: Examining Mother and Father (Dis)agreement of Youth Mental Health Among Ethnically Diverse Families, Areti Vassilopoulos

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Thesis: Effect of Aflibercept on macular retinal layers and peripheral non perfusion in subjects with Proliferative Diabetic retinopathy, Swetha Bindu Velaga

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Dissertation: LSTM Networks for Detection and Classification of Anomalies in Raw Sensor Data, Alexander Verner

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Thesis: Spatial and temporal trends in the Xestospongia muta (giant barrel sponge) population on the Southeast Florida Reef Tract, Alanna D. Waldman

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Dissertation: Implementation of the Instructional Practices Inventory – Technology Process with Fidelity: The Impact on Technology Use and Student Cognitive Engagement, Mekca Rae Wallace-Spurgin

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Dissertation: The Effect of a Multigenerational Workforce on Workplace Bullying, Supaporn Walton-Robertson

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Thesis: Practice Makes the Deficiency of Global Motion Detection in People With Pattern-Related Visual Stress More Apparent, Jana Wegrzyn

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Dissertation: Exploring Experiences of Diverse Faculty With Diverse Students in Distance Education, Theresa West

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Dissertation: A Newborn Screening Disorders Online Portal for Primary Care Providers and Parents, Jean Becky Whittemore

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Dissertation: Assessing the Presence of Mindfulness within Cyber and Non-Cybersecurity groups, Christopher Wilder

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Dissertation: “To Gallop Together to War is Simple-- To Make Peace is Complex” Indigenous Informal Restorative Conflict Resolution Practices Among Kazakhs: An Ethnographic Case Study, Ronald Brooks Wiley

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Dissertation: Integrative Molecular Pathological Epidemiology of Congenital and Infant Acute Leukemia, Heather Elizabeth Williams

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Dissertation: Information Systems Security Leadership: An Empirical Study of Behavioral Influences of Leaders on Employees’ Security Compliance, Marcus Alan Winkfield

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Dissertation: A Psychosocial Behavioral Attribution Model: Examining the Relationship Between the “Dark Triad” and Cyber-Criminal Behaviors Impacting Social Networking Sites, Kim Withers

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Dissertation: Exploring the Impact of Disaster Response Preparedness by the New York State Military Forces to the World Trade Center September 11, 2001, Terrorist Attacks, Robert L. Wolf

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Dissertation: Utilization Efficacy Perceptions of Telepractice for Speech-Language Pathologists and University Faculty and Administrators: A Qualitative Delphi Study, Cybele Wu

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Dissertation: Adaptive Strategies of Multi-Objective Optimization for Greener Networks, Hatem Yazbek

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Dissertation: Federal Offices of Inspectors General: The Relationship Between Per Capita Staffing Levels and Performance Results, Craig Yuen

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Capstone: Occupational Therapy Practitioner Knowledge and Use of Medicaid Home and Community Based Service Waivers, Alyssa Zaffos

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Dissertation: Hate Crimes and Discrimination against Jews: The Anti-Semitism Phenomenon in the 21st Century, Jon Zemke

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Dissertation: Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Imaging: How Physical Therapists Utilize Imaging in Clinical Decision-Making, Hilmir Agustsson

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Thesis: Flexural Strength and Optical Characteristics of High Translucency Zirconia, Golsa Akbarian

Thesis: Evaluating the Protective Effect of Fluoride Varnishes on Enamel Subjected to Demineralization and Tooth-Brush Abrasion, Hathal Albagami

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Dissertation: Assessing the Impact of a Geospatial Information System for Improving Campus Emergency Decision-Making of Novice Crisis Managers, Adam R. Albina

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Thesis: Depth of cure of resin composites: effect of incremental layering versus bulk placement and effect of curing light type, Najat Aldossarry

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Thesis: Evaluation Of Surface Characteristics For Three Milled CAD/CAM Monolithic Ceramic Restorations, Fahad Algahtani

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Dissertation: A Developmental Research of a Taxonomy for Employees’ Mobile Device Cyberslacking and Commitment to the Organization in the Context of Productivity, Saleh Alharthi

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Thesis: Osteoblast and Osteoclast Bioactivity Responses to Growth Factors and Inhibitors, Dana Walid Al Hashimi

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Dissertation: Leading Change Together: Reducing Organizational Structural Conflict through a Dialogic OD Approach using Liberating Structures, Barbara Allen

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Thesis: Clinical Performance of CAD/CAM Versus Conventional Ceramic Restorations on Posterior Teeth: A Retrospective Study, Saleh Almukhlis

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Dissertation: Knowledge Sharing Among Academics in Higher Education Institutions in Saudi Arabia, Fahad M. Alsaadi

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Thesis: Effect of Prophylactic Pastes on Surface Roughness and Gloss of Esthetic Dental Restorative Materials, Thani Alsharari

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Thesis: Indirect Effects of Ocean Warming and Acidification on the Realized Recruitment of Agaricia agaricites, Allan Anderson

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Thesis: Effect of Curcumin and Bromelian on Osteogenesis of Gingiva Derived Stem Cells, Selin Avman

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Dissertation: Evaluation of Machine Learning Techniques for Early Identification of At-Risk Students, Mansour Hamoud Awaji

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Dissertation: An Investigation of the Interaction between Organizational Culture and Knowledge Sharing through Socialization: A Multi-Level Perspective, Ali Baker

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Effects of an Afrocentric Curriculum on Reading Scores of African American Third, Fourth, and Fifth Graders, Trisha J. Baker

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Study of Methamphetamine and Heroin Users’ Arrest Experiences, James Bardon

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Dissertation: Assessing Training Impact: Exploring Perspectives on Leadership Training in Healthcare through a Multi-frame Lens, Nekeisha G. Bascombe

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Thesis: The Effect of Osteotomy Preparation Technique and Implant Diameter on Primary Stability and Bone-implant Interface of Short Implants (6 mm), Kanika Bembey

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Dissertation: Sexualized Black Bodies: The Lived Experiences and Perceptions of Diasporic Ghanaian Women within The United States as it Relates to Black Sexuality, Yaa Bempa-Boateng

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Dissertation: High School Peer Counseling: Understanding the Impact of a Systemic Training Incorporating Bowen Concepts, Christina Elizabeth Berdebes

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Dissertation: Evaluative Study of Jazz History Courses at the Collegiate Level, Charles Lawrence Bergeron

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Dissertation: Academically Resistant Athletes: Victims of ACEs or Commodities of the System, Melnee Berry