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 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: 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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Capstone: Initiating a perinatal depression screening protocol in a community-based hospital, Mari Seidu

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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: Investigating the Efficacy of Pre-Licensure Clinical Interprofessional Education, Brenda Kay Wheeler

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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: Predictive factors impacting intent to stay teaching for associate degree adjunct clinical nurse faculty, Julie Ann Woodworth

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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

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Dissertation: Understanding the Impact of Hacker Innovation upon IS Security Countermeasures, Sean M. Zadig

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Thesis: News Feeds Clustering Research Study, Haytham Abuel-Futuh

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Dissertation: Use of Entropy for Feature Selection with Intrusion Detection System Parameters, Frank Acker

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Thesis: Color of Porcelain Veneer after Final Cementation in Comparison to Try-in Paste and Permanent Cement: An In Vitro Study, Abdulelah Aldahlawi

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Thesis: Comparison Of Mechanical And Optical Properties Between Three Different CAD/CAM Materials, Aasem Mutlaq Alhenaki

Capstone: Addressing moral distress in critical care nurses, Rose Allen

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Dissertation: Clergy Sexual Abuse, Robert P. Allred

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Thesis: Gene expression profiles of cytokines during osteogenic differentiation of human gingiva derived mesenchymal stem cells, Reem Almashat

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Dissertation: Digital Forensics Tool Interface Visualization, Roberto A. Altiero

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Thesis: Ecology, Population Dynamics, and Sexual Characteristics of Commensal Leucothoid Amphipods with the Sponge Cliona varians in the Florida Keys (Crustacea: Amphipoda), Stephanie Lynn Andringa

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Dissertation: Designing an effective information security policy for exceptional situations in an organization: An experimental study, George S. Antoniou

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Thesis: A Catch Per Unit Effort (CPUE) Spatial Metric with Respect to the Western North Atlantic Pelagic Longline Fishery, Max Appelman

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Dissertation: Factor Structure of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms among Torture Survivors, Ginger V. Armas

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Dissertation: A Gift of Nature and the Source of Violent Conflict: Land and Boundary Disputes in the North West Region of Cameroon The Case of BaliKumbat and Bafanji, Moise Oneke Arrah

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Thesis: Benthic Invertebrate Communities and Habitat Characterization of the Pourtalès Terrace, Florida with Analysis of the Deepwater Coral Habitat Areas of Particular Concern and the East Hump Marine Protected Area, Jana K. Ash

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Dissertation: The Effect of Computerized Cognitive Training on the Working Memory and Mathematics Achievement of Low Achievers, Shalette Ashman-East

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of the Factors and Conditions Associated With Graduate Enrollment Management Practitioners' Participation in Professional Development, Ariana Balayan

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Thesis: Thermal Preferences and Critical Temperature Regimes of the Western North Atlantic Invasive Lionfish Complex (Pterois spp.), Benjamin Barker

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Dissertation: Examining Social Network Site Usage by Older Adults: A Phenomenological Approach, Betsy Baugess

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Thesis: Ex Vivo Effects of an Orthodontic-Specific Bleaching System on Tooth Color and Existing Bracket Bonding, Kirk James Bean

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Effects of Linguistic Modification Accommodation on High School English Language Learners’ Academic Performance, Semra Beckham

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Examining Opinions and Perceptions Regarding Substitute Teachers and Their Impact on Student Learning, Lodoumgoto Bekingalar

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Dissertation: Balancing Act: Successfully Combining Creativity and Accountability in the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy, Nathalie Duque Bello

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Study of Notable Family Mediators: An Examination of Family Mediator Effectiveness, Paula Bell

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The 2004 Japanese Professional Baseball Collective Bargaining Negotiations: A Qualitative Case Study, Joy Delorenza Benjamin

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Dissertation: Locating Potential Aspect Interference Using Clustering Analysis, Brian Todd Bennett

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Rosine's Road, Daniel Betancourt

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Dissertation: Examing Positive Psychological Constructs in the Context of 12-Step Recovery, Danielle Bietra

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Dissertation: Governance and organizational sponsorship as success factors in free/libre and open source software development: An empirical investigation using structural equation modeling, Aleksandr Blekh

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Thesis: Translocation of Acropora cervicornis Across Geographic Regions: Investigating Species Recovery and Restoration, Bradley Cody Bliss

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Dissertation: The Importance of a Pictorial Medical History in Assisting Medical Diagnosis of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities: A Telemedicine Approach, Grace Bonanno

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Dissertation: Nation-State Personality Theory: A Qualitative Comparative Historical Analysis of Russian Behavior, during Social/Political Transition, Mark George Bound

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Thesis: Connectivity of Coastal and Oceanic Ecosystems: Pelagic Habitat Use by Juvenile Reef Fishes in the Gulf of Mexico, Katie Bowen

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Thesis: Caffeine Elicits Time Dependent Biphasic Response of Functional Recovery in Carassius auratus Hemilabyrinthectomy Lesion Model, Bethany Brockhoff

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Dissertation: An Information Privacy Examination of the Practices of Pharmaceutical Companies Regarding Use of Information Collected Through Their Websites, Shonda Dellena Brown

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Dissertation: A Study of Assistive Technology Competencies of Specialists in Public Schools, Betsy B. Burgos