All theses, dissertations, capstones, and applied clinical projects from graduate students at Nova Southeastern University.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Capstone: Management of hypertension among Haitian immigrants: Using a cultural competency tool to improve practice, Soeurette Bruny

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Dissertation: Countering Violent Extremism in Peshawar Pakistan, Licona Bryan

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Dissertation: Hear My Voice and the Voices of Those I Teach: A Phenomenological Perspective of Experiences From Migrant Education Program Teachers, Ingrid Bynes

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Dissertation: A Phenomenological Study of Faculty Perceptions: Non-Native Speakers of English (L2s) in Bachelor Degree Programs, Leisha Cali

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Dissertation: Effect of Relational Support on Educational Outcomes in an At-Risk Charter School in Florida, Eunice Casey

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Dissertation: An Autoethnographic Exploration of Hypnotherapeutic Experience, Jimena Castro

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Dissertation: Comparison of Discrete Trial Teaching and the Verbal Behavior Approach in Early Learners With Autism in a School Setting, Irene Chan

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Dissertation: Novel Alert Visualization: The Development of a Visual Analytics Prototype for Mitigation of Malicious Insider Cyber Threats, Karla A. Clarke

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Thesis: Empirical Validation and Comparison of the Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM) Between the Gulf of Mexico and the Tongue of the Ocean, Cynthia A. Cleveland

Dissertation: Suspicion, Suspicion: Police Perceptions of Juveniles as the “Symbolic Assailant”, Andrea R. Coleman

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Thesis: Ecological Correlates of Community Structure in Seagrass-Associated Fishes in North Biscayne Bay and Port of Miami, Florida, Elizabeth F. Colhoun

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Effects of Project-Based Learning and Motivation on Students With Disabilities, Jamar Council

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Dissertation: Influence of a post-­graduate physical therapy residency program on clinical reasoning, professional development, and career advancement in Nairobi, Kenya, Shala Cunningham

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Dissertation: Standardizing Instructional Definition and Content Supporting Information Security Compliance Requirements, Theresa Curran

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Dissertation: Correctional Academic Education: A Qualitative Inquiry of Quality, Value, and Effectiveness, Michelle Currier

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Dissertation: Autoethnography of a Whitegirl Marriage and Family Therapist's Experience Working on the Rez, Andrea L. Cuva

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Dissertation: A Critical Analysis of Presidential Term Limits in Africa: A Mixed-Methods Case Study of Causes of Political Violence in Burundi, Foday Darboe

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Dissertation: Machine Learning Methods for Septic Shock Prediction, Aiman A. Darwiche

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Dissertation: Decreasing Incidents of High School Cyberbullying, Erica Nichole Dawson

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Thesis: Comparison of Micro-Osteoperforation and Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) on Accelerated Tooth Movement – An Animal Study, Abelardo Daya Attie

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Dissertation: Turbulent and Electromagnetic Signature of Small- and Fine-scale Biological and Oceanographic Processes, Cayla Whitney Dean

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Dissertation: Assistive Technology Guidelines for Higher Education Disability Support Staff, Brenda DeLee

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Thesis: A Comparison of Benthic Habitats and Faunas Between the Miami Terrace (Proposed Calypso Pipeline Site) and the Pourtales Terrace (Coral Habitat of Particular Concern), Laura Dell

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Dissertation: An Operational Management Competency Model for Online Education Administrators, Fanniel Demarks

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Professional Development of Secondary Teachers to Improve the Education of Gifted and Talented Scholars: The Relationship Between Desire and Proficiency to Teach, Shelbie E. Dixon-Brown

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Dissertation: Exploring the Experiences of Clinicians Dually-trained in Behavior Analysis and Family Therapy Working with Families Facing Autism, Janessa Dominguez

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Thesis: Microbial Ecology of South Florida Surface Waters: Examining the Potential for Anthropogenic Influences, Chase P. Donnelly

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Capstone: Lose to Win: Fighting Obesity in the Workplace, Latoya Dotson

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Thesis: Uncovering the Role of Propagule Pressure in Determining Establishment Success Using a Synthetic Biology Approach, Michael D. Dressler

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Dissertation: Shoulder-Specific Patient Reported Outcome Measures for Use in Patients with Head and Neck Cancer:An Assessment of Reliability, Construct Validity, and Overall Appropriateness of Test Score Interpretation Using Rasch Analysis, Melissa Michelle Eden

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Dissertation: Identifying Factors Contributing Towards Information Security Maturity in an Organization, Madhuri M. Edwards

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Thesis: Peruvian Pinnipeds as Archivists of ENSO Effects, Mickie Rae Edwards

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Thesis: Genetic Population and Evolutionary Dynamics of the Angel Sharks, Squatina spp., Cristin Keelin Fitzpatrick

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Dissertation: Aligning Secondary Benchmarks in High School Curriculums Across Content Areas, Michael George Forrest

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Dissertation: A Few Good Men: Narratives of Racial Discrimination Impacting Male African American/Black Officers in the United States Marine Corps, Peter D. Freeburn

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Thesis: Characterization of the Bioluminescent Symbionts from Ceratioids Collected in the Gulf of Mexico, Lindsay L. Freed

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Dissertation: A Study of Factors Contributing to Acculturation Stress for International Graduate Students in a Small Non-Profit Graduate School, Nkenge Friday

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Dissertation: A Grounded Theory Investigation of Adaptations to Adverse Childhood Experiences, Jeffrey Michael Friedman

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Thesis: Comparing the Efficacy of Scalpel, Electrosurgical, and Laser Gingivectomies for the Management of Gingival Enlargement Following Orthodontic Therapy, Mehdi Garashi

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Dissertation: Development, Implementation, and Assessment of an Online Doctoral Student Orientation, Russell J. Garner

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Dissertation: Preparation, Protection, Connection and Embodiment: A Phenomenological Exploration of the Value of Spiritual Self-Care for Conflict Professionals, Diane Marie Gaston

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Dissertation: Domestic Extremism Violence Facing U.S. Law Enforcement, How Can These Threats Be Mitigated?, Matthew R. Gilbert

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Dissertation: Teachers’ Perceptions of the Use of Graphic Novels to Teach Reluctant Readers, Bret Ginsberg

Dissertation: From School to Prison: Assessing the Impact of Non-systemic Contributors to the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Jonathan W. Glenn

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Dissertation: Population dynamics of the threatened staghorn coral, Acropora cervicornis, and the development of a species-specific monitoring protocol, Elizabeth Goergen

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Dissertation: Intraprofessional Conflict among Registered Nurses in Hospital Nursing: A Phenomenological Study of Horizontal Violence and Bullying, Joyce A. Goff

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between Adolescent Suicidality and Engagement in Risky Behaviors, Elissa Rebecca Golden

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Thesis: Effect of Three Different Contamination Removal Methods on Bond Strength of Ceramic To Enamel Contaminated With Aluminum Chloride and Ferric Sulfate, Cesar Gonzalez

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Dissertation: Comparing Training Methodologies on Employee’s Cybersecurity Countermeasures Awareness and Skills in Traditional vs. Socio-Technical Programs, Jodi Goode

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Dissertation: From the Front Line to the Living Room: The Transition of Female Veterans Back Into Civilian Life, Bretia Arrington Gordon

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Dissertation: Evaluation of an Adaptive Reading Program at a Title I Public Elementary School, Monica M. Gordon

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Dissertation: Assessing Instructed Feigner's Response to the Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scale, Stephen Scott Grabner

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Dissertation: Gun-Free Zones: A Geographical Opinion Study on Attitudes Toward Gun-Free Zones and the Safety Impact on Residents, Sean Grier

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Thesis: Parasitic Indicators of Foraging Strategies in Wading Birds, Sarah Gumbleton

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Dissertation: Factors That Contribute to The Resistance to Cloud Computing Adoption by Tech Companies vs. Non-Tech Companies, Zadok Hakim

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Capstone: Nurse-Driven Protocol to Reduce Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections, Elva Hamilton

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Dissertation: Semi-Informed Multi-Agent Patrol Strategies, Chad E. Hardin

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Thesis: Ecophysiology of lionfish metabolic and visual systems: Are there physiological limits to inshore invasion?, Aaron Hasenei

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Dissertation: Effect of Individual Height and Testing Methods on Outcome of the Forward Functional Reach Test, Jill Elaine Heitzman

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Thesis: Effect of Tooth Angulation, Archwire Material and Vibration on Resistance to Sliding in Conventional Twin Brackets, Liliam Hernandez

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Thesis: Comparison of cutting efficiency of different rotary instruments, on two different ceramic materials using electric and air-turbine dental hand-pieces, Salam Hetou

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Thesis: Identifying Disease-Resistant and Thermal-Tolerant Genotypes in the Threatened Staghorn Coral, Acropora cervicornis, Morgan V. Hightshoe

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Dissertation: The Effects of Student Activity Dashboards on Student Participation, Performance, and Persistence, Edwin Hill

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Dissertation: Exploration of the Perceived Success Factors and Barriers for Teen Mothers, Janet M. Hill

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Dissertation: Conservation of Limited Resources: Design Principles for Security and Usability on Mobile Devices, Ann-Marie Horcher

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Dissertation: Development of a Client-Side Evil Twin Attack Detection System for Public Wi-Fi Hotspots based on Design Science Approach, Liliana R. Horne

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: The Impact of Stress on the Turnover Rates for Teachers in Low-Performing Public Elementary Schools, Stacie-Jo Howard

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Dissertation: Development and Validation of a Proof-of-Concept Prototype for Analytics-based Malicious Cybersecurity Insider Threat in a Real-Time Identification System, Angel L. Hueca

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Dissertation: Impact of a School-Based Obesity Intervention for Minority Female High School Students, Eric Hughes

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Dissertation: Transforming the Dagbon Chieftaincy Conflict in Ghana: Perception on the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Ahmed-Rufai Ibrahim

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Dissertation: Motivators Impacting Employment After Disability Due to Injury or Chronic Illness, Damion B. Jackson

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Dissertation: A Living Nightmare: A Phenomenological Study of Black Males' Lived Experiences of Racial Profiling During Traffic Stops, James C. Jackson III

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Dissertation - NSU Access Only: Imprint of Racism: A Phenomenological Study on White Adult Males' Exposure to Racial Antipathy, Historical Stereotypes, and Polarization Towards African Americans and Their Transformational Journey Towards Racial Reconciliation, Wynona Yvonne James

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Thesis: Spatiotemporal Change in the Benthic Community of Southeast Florida, Nicholas P. Jones

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Dissertation: A Study of In-School and Out-of-School Life Experiences Affecting Veteran Teacher Retention in a Southeastern School District, Rosa Ana Jonson

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Thesis: Patterns in Caribbean Coral Spawning, Anna C. Jordan

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Dissertation: Metrics for Aspect Mining Visualization, Gisle J. Jorgensen

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Thesis: Evaluation of Enamel Surface Roughness After Laser Removal of Clear Aligner Attachments, Nickolaos Z. Kallis

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Dissertation: Shoulder Symptom Irritability: Development and Testing of a New Construct, Stephen Michael Kareha

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Dissertation: Evaluation of a Climate Change Training Program for Local Government Employees, Clara Kashar

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Thesis: Effect of Air-abrasion Preparation on Shear Bond Strength of Orthodontic Brackets to Enamel Surface, Elliott Katz

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Dissertation: Relationship between Affordable Care Act and Emergency Department Visits, Dovison Kereri

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Dissertation: Environmental Controls on Depositional Patterns of Isolated Carbonate Platforms, Jeremy M. Kerr

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Dissertation: Association between Immunological Reactivity with Tetrabromobisphenol-A and Autoimmune Target Sites of the Nervous System, Datis Kharrazian

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Dissertation: The Influence of Website Design on Online Trust in Electronic Commerce Retailing Environments, Dinesh Khialani

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Dissertation: Crime Scene Behaviors of Rampage School Shooters: Developing Strategies for Planning, Response, and Investigation of Multiple-Victim Shooting Incidents on School Campuses, Michael Knox

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Dissertation: Citizens Experience of Inequitable Distributive Justice in Mineral Resource Revenues in Tanzania: A phenomenological Inquiry, Marylin K. Lameck

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Dissertation: Physical Therapists’ Beliefs about Preparation to Work in Special Care Nurseries and Neonatal Intensive Care Units, Joyce Lammers

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Dissertation: The Impact of Mindfulness on Non-Malicious Spillage within Images on Social Networking Sites, Angela D. Landress

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Dissertation: Job Satisfaction, Organizational Stress and Use of Force Attitudes Among Patrol Officers in North Carolina, Zachary James Lechette

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Dissertation: Alcohol Misuse Among Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom Military Healthcare Professionals, Brian Letourneau

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Dissertation: An Examination of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Older Adults, Morgan Levy

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Dissertation: Perceptions of Female Cybersecurity Professionals Toward Factors that Encourage Females to the Cybersecurity Field, Kembley Kay Lingelbach

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Dissertation: Predictors of shoulder injuries in female collegiate swimmers, Eric Lee Lippincott

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Dissertation: Multidimensional Knowledge Flow Dynamics in Context, Lina Lo

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Dissertation: Exploring Generational Differences in Text Messaging Usage and Habits, Daniel Wayne Long

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Capstone: Reducing the Prevalence of Fall in the Assisted Living Facility Setting, Joan Louis Pierre

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Capstone: Reducing the Prevalence of Falls in the Assisted Living Facility Setting, Joan Louis Pierre

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Dissertation: The Systemic Multigenerational Implications of Education: Second-Generation Haitian- American College Graduates’ Perspectives, Daphney Farah Lundi

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Dissertation: Identity Reconciliation: Understanding the Relationship between the Pursuit of the Ideal-Self and Intrapersonal Conflict, Abdul Mack