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: A Capstone in Education: Current Challenges For Occupational Therapist Clinicians Transitioning To Role Of Academician, Jacie Schneider

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Dissertation: Job-Related Attitudes and Burnout Amongst Medical Physicists in the United States, Deborah L. Schofield

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Dissertation: Gender Disparity in Studying Chemistry, Carlo Semerzier

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Dissertation: A Propensity-Matched, Mortality-Adjusted Study of Palliative Care Consult to Reduce 90-day Hospital Readmission in a Heart Failure Cohort, Janice Shirley

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Thesis: Are Corals Surviving Or Thriving in Highly Degraded Environments? A Reproductive and Trophic Analysis of Scleractinian Corals, Morgan Short

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Dissertation: Profile of Pediatric Assessments Selected in Occupational Therapy Practice and the Influence of Occupation-Based Assessments on Clinical Practice, Alysha Skuthan

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Entry Level Capstone: Developing a Comprehensive Screening Tool of Occupational Performance and Engagement to Identify Levels of Housing Support for Successful Long-Term Community Placement, Alexis Smith and Alexis Smith

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Dissertation: The Effects of New Teacher Induction Programs on New Teacher Retention in Urban School Districts, Lisa Maria Smith-Sherrod

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Study of the Lived Experiences of African American Women in Undergraduate STEM Degree Programs, Vernon H. Smith

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Thesis: Setting the Scene for Racism: A Burkean Analysis of Twitter in the Time of Covid-19, Jieun Son

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Dissertation: Examination of Corporate Investments in Privacy: An Event Study, Joseph Michael Squillace

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Thesis: Optimization of Grow-Out of Bouldering Coral Microfragments: Land vs. Offshore Nursery, Ashlee A. Steinberg

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Dissertation: Employee Perceptions Related to Specific Work Processes Within the Crime Control Model Known as the Stratified Model, Robert William Steinkraus

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Entry Level Capstone - NSU Access Only: Doctoral Capstone Experience in Program and Policy Development - A Kid's Place of Tampa Bay, Erica Stewart

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Dissertation: Increasing Software Reliability using Mutation Testing and Machine Learning, Michael Allen Stewart

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Thesis: A Temporal Analysis of the Microbiota and Biofouling Development on Artificial Substrates in the Port Everglades Inlet, Florida, Denise Swack

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Study of African American Middle School Students’ Perception of Low Student-Teacher Racial Match on Their Educational Experience, Tai Lynn Swift

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Thesis: Broad-Scale Vertical and Horizontal Behavior of the White Shark (Carcharodon Carcharias) in the Western North Atlantic, Taryn Szalay

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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): Development of a Self-Care Workshop: Designed to Support Graduate Students in Clinical Programs, Caroline Talbott

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Capstone: Developmental Stepping Stones, Couri S. Taylor

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Dissertation: Response Interruption and Redirection (RIRD) as a Treatment for Vocal Stereotypy in Children Who are Dually Diagnosed With Autism and Down Syndrome, Stacy Taylor

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Dissertation: The Role of Social Media in Human Trafficking Victimization, Alicia Marie Terwilliger

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Entry Level Capstone - NSU Access Only: Occupational Therapy Advocacy Through Digital Media, Meaggan S. Thomas

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Dissertation: Identifying the Impact of Perceived Shared Cultural Values on Knowledge Sharing Through a Social Media Application, Mel Anthony Tomeo

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Dissertation: Parental Understanding of Special Education Legislation and Case Law, Advocacy, and Perceptions of the IEP Process for Children With Autism, Rachel Treshan

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Application of Blockchain Technology to Improve Authors’ Copyright Protection, Abrar Turkistani

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Capstone: Shaping the Lives of Little Ones Developmental Equipment Project, Marilyn Tyre

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Dissertation: Foresight Leadership Theory: A Grounded Theory Study of the Conflict Management Experiences of Healthcare Managers with Remote Employees, Desiree Nichole Van Campen

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Entry Level Capstone: Doctoral Capstone Experience in Academia- Nova Southeastern University, Milady Velazquez De Jesus

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Dissertation: Enterprise Social Network Systems Implementation Model for Knowledge Sharing among Supply Chain IT Professionals, Edgardo Luis Velez-Mandes

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Capstone: A Predator-Based Methodology for Studying Predator-Prey Relationships in Fishes, Ashley Vettese

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Entry Level Capstone: Doctoral Capstone Experience in Academia – Brenau University, Amanda Watkins

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Thesis: Element Contamination in Port Everglades – Preparing for Ecological Impacts, Laura White

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Dissertation: Development of a Social Engineering eXposure Index (SEXI) using Open-Source Personal Information, William Shawn Wilkerson

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Dissertation: Exploring Living Conditions and Asthma Among Migrant Farmworkers, Jenelle Williams

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Dissertation: A Training Intervention for Middle School Teachers on Culturally Relevant Instruction and Culturally Relevant Classroom Management Strategies, Vivian Yakpo Newton

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Dissertation: A Training Intervention for Middle School Teachers on Culturally Relevant Instruction and Culturally Relevant Classroom Management Strategies, Vivian Yakpo Newton

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Dissertation: Exploring the Aftermath of Cyber and Traditional Bullying Victimization of Adolescent’s Mental Health and Academic Success, Latasha L. Young

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Dissertation: American Epidemic: The Societal and Multi-generational Impacts Caused by the Mass Incarceration of Women in the United States, Jessica Younts

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Entry Level Capstone: Program Development at a Nonprofit Organization for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, Victoria E. You

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Entry Level Capstone: Culminating Capstone Project: Critical Illness Myopathy, Min S. Yu

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Entry Level Capstone: Doctoral Capstone Experience in Advocacy and Administration - Stay In Step, Mariana Zelaya

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Thesis: Reliability of Methods to Evaluate Sensitivity Caused by In-office Bleaching Procedures, Ahmed Abuzinadah

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Dissertation: Perceptions of Elementary Teachers Towards the Effectiveness of Community Resources for Reducing Achievement Gap, Carl L. Adams

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Dissertation: Examining Factors Associated with Failure to Fail in the Clinical Setting, Dee A. Adkins

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Dissertation: An Approach to Twitter Event Detection Using the Newsworthiness Metric, Jonathan Adkins

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Dissertation: The Link Between Animal Cruelty and Violent Crime Victimization: An Assessment of the Lifetime Impact of Animal Cruelty on Secondary Victims, Amber Ahern

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Perspectives of Online Instructors Towards Distance Learning Technologies at the Saudi Electronic University (SEU), Ayman Alfahid

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Thesis: Effect of Silver Diamine Fluoride on Candida albicans Associated with Early Childhood Caries, Sarah Al Kukash

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Dissertation: A COVID-19 Induced Shift: From Introducing High School Females to Computing Careers to an Assessment of Technological Readiness Among STEM Teachers, Jareau Almeyda

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Dissertation: SNS as an Educational Tool: Effect on Academic Performance and Learners’ Perceptions, Nawwaf Mohssen Altalhi

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Dissertation: Apart yet Still Together: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of How Coparents Navigate Conflict Post-Divorce, Rebecca Anderson

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Dissertation: Identifying Physicians’ User Experience (UX) Pain Points in Using Electronic Health Record (EHR) Systems, Elizabeth Janelle Arceneaux

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Thesis: Interactivity, Ethical Behaviors, and Transmediation in Esports: An Analysis of Pokémon Through Uses and Gratifications Theory, Kaitlin S. Armstrong

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Dissertation: Diversity in School Leadership: Re-Conceptualizing the Narrative of Black Male School Principals and Assistant Principals for Recruitment and Retention, James Avery

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Thesis: Heat Generation of Bulk-fill Composites Polymerized by Multipeak Versus Single Peak Light Curing Units, Fahad Baabdullah

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Thesis: Dentists’ Communication Skills as Determinants of Patient Initiation of Treatment, Nojoud Omar A Balubaid

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Dissertation: The Effects of a Computer Based Program on Student Mathematics Achievement Within an Urban Middle School in Georgia, Sheree Barnes

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Dissertation: A Hierarchical Temporal Memory Sequence Classifier for Streaming Data, Jeffrey Barnett

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Dissertation: The Experiences of Minority Female Leaders in Educational Leadership: A Generic Qualitative Study, Gale Denise Beasley

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Thesis: Helping Nsu'S Multilingual and International Students Overcome Language Limitations: A Recommendation Report, Ana Theresa Benavidez Hernandez

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Dissertation: Portrait of a Novice Medical Family Therapist, Working in a Medical Setting with Head and Neck Cancer Patients Observed Through a Bowen Family Systems Theory’s Lens, Venetia Bennett

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Thesis: The Role of Bacterial Symbionts and Bioluminescence in the Pyrosome, Pyrosoma atlanticum, Alexis Berger

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Dissertation: Improvements to Iterated Local Search for Microaggregation, Tracy Bierman

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Dissertation: Organizational Culture and Knowledge Transfer in Enterprise Social Media, Garry Blackstock

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Dissertation: Head-Impact-Related Outcomes by Position in Retired NFL Football Players, Maria Cecilia Boix Braga

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Dissertation: Investigating Student Perceptions of the Effectiveness of a First-Year Experience Online Program on Student Retention, Jennifer P. Bowman-Wilson

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Capstone: Overview of Environmental Stressors, Avian Diseases, and Contaminants in South American Seabirds, Hunter Boykin

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Thesis: Life History, Biology, Fisheries, and Management for Six Lesser Known Species of Hammerhead Sharks (Family: Sphyrnidae), Emma M. Brennan

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Dissertation: Exploring the Lived Experiences of Adults Who Have Experienced a Parental Divorce: Identifying Collaborative Divorce Aspects as They Adjusted to Adulthood, Arlene Brown

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Dissertation: Pediatric Insomnia and Sensory Processing: Exploring the Role of Occupational Therapy Practitoners in Sleep Medicine, Jason Browning

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Thesis: Prioritizing the Largest, Oldest Corals for Disease Intervention in a Coral Disease-Ravaged Area: Southeast Florida Coral Reef Ecosystem Conservation Area, Alysha Brunelle

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Dissertation: Heart Work: A Phenomenological Analysis of School-Embedded Program Facilitators In High-Need South Florida Schools, Takia Bullock

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Dissertation: Why Would I Want To Talk To Them? An Exploration of Perceptions of Talking Across Political Divides, Melinda Burrell

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Dissertation: Protecting the Protector: Mapping the Key Terrain that Supports the Continuous Monitoring Mission of a Cloud Cybersecurity Service Provider, Chris Bush

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Thesis: Investigation of Sulfur Cycling in Marine Sponge Cinachyrella Spp. from a South Florida Reef, Shelby K. Cain

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Thesis: Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Analysis of Mangrove Ecosystems Using GIS, Kayla Caldwell

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Dissertation: Neck Muscle Composition in Persistent Whiplash Associated Disorder: A Relationship with Disability, Bradford G. Callan

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Dissertation: A Novel Cognitive Stress Test for the Detection of Early Alzheimer’s Disease in African Americans, Kimberly Capp

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Dissertation: Measuring the Social and Emotional Skills of Hispanic American Students in an Afterschool Karate Program, Noel Adrian Castillo

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Thesis: Fostering Community in an Online Basic Writing Course: Best Practices for Teaching Online Basic Writing at a Four-Year Institution, Nikki Chasteen

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Thesis: "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken": Ontological Insecurity in "Game of Thrones" and Other Fantastic Transmedial Storyworlds, Nicole I. Chavannes

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Factors Affecting Software Defined Networking Adoption by Research and Educational Networks, Vasilka Chergarova

Dissertation: Exploring Young Refugees’ Potential for an Alternative to Non-Violent Political Resistance in Western Sahara, Sabrina Chikhi

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Thesis: Fish Assemblages Associated with a Newly Deployed Eco-Engineered Artificial Seawall in the Intercoastal Waters of Port Everglades, Olmo Cinti

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Dissertation: Neurophysiological Effects of Dry Needling to the Thoracolumbar Junction Multifidi in Subjects with Low Back Pain and Decreased Hamstring Length, Nicole Ginette Clark

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Dissertation: Organizational Conflict and Perceptions of Gender Equality in the United States Military, April Coan

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Dissertation: Voice of the Employer: A Mixed-Methods Study of Winning Messages for NLRB Elections, John Mark Codd

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Dissertation: An Empirical Assessment of Audio/Visual/Haptic Alerts and Warnings to Mitigate Risk of Phishing Susceptibility in Emails on Mobile Devices, Molly Marie Cooper

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Dissertation: Does the range of walking speeds produced by community-dwelling older adults relate to or predict function, disability, and community mobility?, Michelle Germaine Criss

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Dissertation: White Marriage and Family Therapy Students’ Experiences in Diversity Courses: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, Porshia Cunningham

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Dissertation: The Impact of Self-Efficacy, Teacher Mentoring and Administrative Support on Teacher Retention in Title 1 Schools, Holly Cwiklinski

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Applied Clinical Project (ACP): Creative Use of Vision Boards in SFBT: A Training for Therapists, Janel Daniel

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Dissertation: Haitian Centenarians: An Undocumented Phenomenon, Erna Dasilma

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Dissertation: Presidential Authoritarianism in the United States and Russia During the Metamodern Era, Christopher Davis

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Dissertation: Cybersecurity Risk-Responsibility Taxonomy: The Role of Cybersecurity Social Responsibility in Small Enterprises on Risk of Data Breach, Keiona Davis

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Capstone: Algal Coverage Detection and Classification Using Envi: Correlation with Dissolved Oxygen Levels in Elkhorn Slough, CA, Jason Dawson

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Dissertation: Awareness of the Use of Self in Therapy: An Autoethnographic Inquiry into the Training Experiences of a Black, Single, Female MFT Doctoral Student, Phyllis Days

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Dissertation: The Second Shift.” Female Police Officers and the struggle of Work/Life Balance and Promotion, Ashlyn DeCruise-Fortune

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Thesis: Sonic Rhetoric and Meaning Making in Video Game Sound Design, Adam DeRoss