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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Thesis: Effect of surface preparation on the shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets bonded to zirconia : an in-vitro study, Nathaniel Wieder

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Developing Student Competencies in Information Literacy Sessions Through Web-Based Instruction for Distance Learners, Paula A. Williams

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Dissertation: Hope-Focused Solutions: A Relational Hope Focus of the Solution-Building Stages in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Jenna A. Wilson

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Thesis: Microtensile bond strength of resin-dentin bonds following application of a chemical collagen cross-linker using different dentin bonding systems, Bassam Naoraldean Zidane

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Dissertation: Investigating the Determinants of Disaster Recovery Technology Investment Choice in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Faranak Afshar

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Thesis: Reproductive parameters of two coastal pelagic fishes off southeast Florida: Blackfin Tuna Thunnus atlanticus and Little Tunny Euthynnus alletteratus, Sonia Ahrabi-Nejad

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Dissertation: Conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran: An Examination of Critical Factors Inhibiting their Positive Roles in the Middle East, Ghadah Alghunaim

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Thesis: Diet of the Antillean Manatee (Trichechus manatus manatus) in Belize, Central America, Aarin Conrad Allen

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Thesis: Effect of resin cement, aging process and root level on the bond strength of the resin-fiber posts, Khalid Almulhim

Thesis: Adaptation and Compliance to Spectacle Wear in Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder compared to Typically Developing Peers, Annette Bade

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Cheating in Online Classes: A Preliminary Investigation, Mirella G. Baker Bemmel

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Dissertation: Harlemites' Preconceptions of Unmet Human Needs and TheLoss of Harlem Culture: A Quantitative Study of The Causes of Conflict and Gentrification, Arnold John Banks

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Dissertation: Information System Security Commitment: A Study of External Influences on Senior Management, Kevin Andrew Barton

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Population Connectivity in the Ocean: A Genetic View of Upper Trophic Level Fishes Displaying Contrasting Life Histories, Andrea M. Bernard

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Thesis: Assessment of Macroinvertebrate Communities and Heavy Metal Contamination Along the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Robert Bernhard

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Thesis: Conch Population Demographics and Habitat Association Near Port Everglades Inlet, Florida, Charlotte A. Berry

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Constructing a Cyber Preparedness Framework (CPF): The Lockheed Martin Case Study, Dawn Marie Beyer

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Dissertation: Same-Sex Couples' Lived Experiences of the Repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act's (DOMA) Section Three, Alicia Anne Bosley

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Dissertation: Contextual aspects influencing mothers' placement considerations for their children with autism, Margaret E. Moffett Boyd

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Dissertation: Understanding Usability-related Information Security Failures in a Healthcare Context, Edward D. Boyer

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Thesis: The Detection of Amazonian Manatees (Trichechus inunguis) Using Side-Scan Sonar and the Effect of Oil Activities on Their Habitats in Eastern Ecuador, Caitlin E. Brice

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Dissertation: Alternative Approaches to Correction of Malapropisms in AIML Based Conversational Agents, Walter A. Brock

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Dissertation: Application of Cellular Automata to Detection of Malicious Network Packets, Robert L. Brown

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Dissertation: The Impact of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems on Small and Medium Enterprises, Miguel Buleje

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Thesis: Prokaryotic Diversity of the Wastewater Outfalls, Reefs, and Inlets of Broward County, Alexandra Mandina Campbell

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Thesis: A Principal Component Analysis of Vertical Temperature Profiles for Tracking Movements of Swordfish Xiphias gladius, Kathryn G. Carmody

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Identifying E-Commerce Strategy-making Modes in Small Firms, Robert M. Cartelli

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study on Reading Achievement and Teachers' Perceptions of Struggling Readers in a Middle School, Jewel Charles

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Dissertation: Increase of Excavating Sponges on Caribbean Coral Reefs: Reproduction, Dispersal, and Coral Deterioration, Andia Chaves-Fonnegra

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Thesis: Evaluation of the effect of enamel deproteinization on shear bond strength of orthodontic adhesives and resulting white spot lesion formation, Kelly Chioffe

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Effects of an Entrepreneurship Program as an Instructional Intervention to Improve Reading Skills of Ninth-Grade Students in an Urban High School, Lorraine Renee Clemons

Capstone: Pilot project designed to improve the medicationreconciliation processes for medical/telemetry nurses at a suburban south Florida hospital, Elizabeth ClemowTilly

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Dissertation: A Causal Model to Predict Organizational Knowledge Sharing via Information and Communication Technologies, Simon Cleveland

Capstone: Pilot study to evaluate an evidence-based pain management protocol for adults with Sickle cell disease, Claude Coombs

Capstone: What are the experiences of nurse practitioners when communicating bad news to cancer patients?, Virginia Corey

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Dissertation: Secure Mobile Deployment of NFL Training Materials, Alexander R. Corris

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Thesis: Effect of CAD/CAM processing on esthetic characteristics of porcelain veneers, Eduardo Cortes-Contreras

Capstone: Perceptions of stress and quality of life of primary caregivers exposed to a Hospital-At-Home program, Pavel Costa-Armas

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Exploring the Career Experiences of Caribbean Women in Leadership, Sharon Alicia Marie Crooks

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Evaluation of Unsupervised Learning Techniques for Intrusion Detection in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks, Binh Hy Dang

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Time-Series Analysis of a Caring Nursing Student Success and Retention Program, Mattie Jane Davis-Wolfe

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Thesis: Biophysical Interactions in the Straits of Florida: Turbulent Mixing Due to Diel Vertical Migrations of Zooplankton, Cayla Whitney Dean

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Using Speech Recognition Software to Improve Writing Skills, Felix Diaz

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Dissertation: Living with Uncertainty: The Impact on Breast Cancer Survivors and Their Intimate Partners, Kimberley Dockery

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Thesis: Human gingival mesenchymal stem cells and self-assembling peptide PuraMatrix(TM) scaffold for bone formation, Don Do

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Thesis: Post Disturbance Coral Populations: Patterns in Live Cover and Colony Size Classes from Transect Studies in Two Oceans, Claire A. Dolphin

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Dissertation: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Telehealth Champions, Ragan A. DuBose-Morris

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Living in two worlds : experiences of non-native english speakers in an accelerated second-degree baccalaureate nursing program, Kimberly Dudas

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Dissertation: Illuminating Capacity-Building Strategies for Landscape-Scale Collaborative Forest Management Through Constructivist Grounded Theory, Marcelle Elise DuPraw

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Thesis: Influence of immediate dentin sealing on the bond strength of indirect bonded restorations, Alexander Duque

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Thesis: Loggerhead Sea Turtle (Caretta caretta) Hatchling Disorientation in Broward County, Florida, Allison Durland Donahou

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF SERVICE ORIENTATION AND SERVICE CLIMATE IN THE UNITED STATES AND RUSSIAN HOTEL INDUSTRIES, Gary A. Dusek

Capstone: Implementation of a cardiovascular health-promotion program in a rural Africa-American community, Cheryl Eastmond

Thesis: Global summation of radial frequency patterns and the effect of sudden onset glare on shape discrimination, Edgar Ekure

Dissertation: Student and clinical instructor perceptions of credentialed and noncredentialed clinical instructors, Lindsay Elchert

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Dissertation: Attachment Style and Psychological Sense of Community in the Context of 12-Step Recovery, Amy Elizabeth Ellis

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Dissertation: Predictors of Post Foster Care Functioning: Assessing Emotional Intelligence in Foster Alumni, Nicole Englebert

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Dissertation: Sex Tourism in St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands: An Exploratory Study, Elizabeth Estes

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Dissertation: Measuring the playfulness of children with special needs in occupational therapist led, caregiver-included community playgroups, Sarah Fabrizi

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Dissertation: A Cognitive Apprenticeship Approach for Teaching Abstract and Complex Skills in an Online Learning Environment, Reinaldo Fernandez

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Technology on the Study of Talmud, Shmuel Fink

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Thesis: A Mitogenomics View of the Population Structure and Evolutionary History of the Basking Shark Cetorhinus maximum, Kimberly A. Finnegan

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Spoken Language Identification from Processing and Pattern Analysis of Spectrograms, George Harold Ford

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Dissertation: Assistive Technologies used by Students with Asperger’s Syndrome to Improve Performance in the General Education Classroom, Sara (Beth) Cardwell Foreman

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Contextual Model for Identity Management (IdM) Interfaces, Nathaniel J. Fuller

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Evaluating the Role of Seagrass Beds as a Food Resource in Port Everglades, Florida, Christina Gabriel

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Dissertation: The Impact of Islam as a Religion and Muslim Women on Gender Equality: A Phenomenological Research Study, Sonia D. Galloway

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Study of the Impacts of Navigational Links, Task Complexity, and Experience with the Older User on Website Usability in a Community College Domain, Robin Eileen Garrett

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Nursing students' attitude, subjective norm, perceived behavioral control and intent regarding implementation of gerontological competencies, Christopher Garrison

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Dissertation: Unsupervised Learning Trojan, Arturo Geigel

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Enhanced Deployment Strategy for Role-based Hierarchical Application Agents in Wireless Sensor Networks with Established Clusterheads, Audrey A. Gendreau

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Capstone: Adapting the Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregivers Health (REACH) program for use in a nursing home setting, Edward Golden

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Thesis: Global Population Structure of the Dusky Shark and Geographic Sourcing of Shark Fins from Commercial Markets, Teagen K. Gray

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Social Networking: Closing the Achievement Gap Between Regular and Special Education Students, Steven E. Gregor

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Thesis: The Effects of an Extended Power Plant Shutdown on the Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) in Port Everglades, Florida, Christopher Grissett

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Thesis: Distribution, Growth, and Impact of the Coral-Excavating Sponge, Cliona delitrix, on the Stony Coral Communities Offshore Southeast Florida, Ari Halperin

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Thesis: Habitat and Seasonal Distribution of the North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis) and Vertebrate Species Assemblages in Two Protected Areas of the Florida Everglades, Catherine Faye Hamilton

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, but Are They the Words That Matter? - An Analysis of the Effects of Image Comments on Social Networking Sites, Bennet Hammer

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Dissertation: Helping Children with Autism Learn with Mathematics Software, Michelle Hansen

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Dissertation: Factors impacting information security noncompliance when completing job tasks, Martha Nanette Harrell

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between Emotional & Social Intelligence and Conflict Management Behavior in Leadership, Suzzette A. Harriott

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Instrumental Case Study on Declining Enrollment Conditions for an Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Degree Program W ithin a Private University, Alcee L. Hastings II

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Thesis: Changes in Coral Community Composition at Devil's Crown, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador: A 7,700 Year Perspective, Katharine Jane Hendrickson

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Dissertation: Security Policies That Make Sense for Complex Systems: Comprehensible Formalism for the System Consumer, Rhonda R. Henning

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Dissertation: A Method to Reduce the Cost of Resilience Benchmarking of SelfAdaptive Systems, Steve Hernandez

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Leadership Studies Program, James Peter Hopkins

Capstone: Role expectations and job functions of dermatology nurses, Denise Howard

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: An Examination of the Influences of Organizational Context on Knowledge Sharing, Huei-Min Hsu

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Dissertation: Role Theory as an informative lens for understanding the familial and political power struggles of Henry VIII and Mary I of England, Niki Incorvia

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Unlucky In Love? Your Parents May Be To Blame, Veronica Isidron

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Strategies for Improving Instruction for English Language Learners and Culturally Diverse Student Populations, Turanza Whipple Jackson

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: A Phenomenological Study of the Effects of Reported Workplace Bullying, Camika S. Jerido

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Dissertation: Follow Me! Followership, Leadership and the Multigenerational Workforce, Ronald M. Johnson

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Thesis - NSU Access Only: Childcare center directors' oral health literacy and attitudes towards pediatric oral health, Ajay Joshi

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Dissertation: EFFECTS OF A SUPPORT SYSTEM ON A FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE GRADUATE'S CAREER DEVELOPMENT, Matthew Kaufman

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Dissertation: Validating the OCTAVE Allegro Information Systems Risk Assessment Methodology: A Case Study, Corland Gordon Keating

Dissertation: Effects of high-fidelity simulation on the self-confidence and clinical competence of pre-licensure nursing students in the final semesters of an associate degree nursing program, Mary Keegan

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Dissertation: Academic Ethics Conflict in the Age of Wikipedia and Turnitin.com: A Study Assessing the Opinions of Exiting College Students, Consuelo Doria Kelley

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Dissertation: Assessing Clinical Competency: The Simulated Patient Assessment and Research Collaboration, Jessica Ketterer

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Dissertation: A Thin Blue Line and the Great Black Divide: The Inter and Intra Departmental Conflict Among Black Police Officers, Their Agencies, and the Communities in which They Work Regarding Police Use of Force Perception By Black Americans in a Southwestern State, Vance DeBral Keyes