This is a collection of Student Theses, Dissertations, Portfolios, and Projects produced by Lynn University students during their masters or doctoral degree programs.

Printed volumes of student theses and dissertations were digitized in the Summer of 2017. Any personal and/or sensitive information such as resumes, contact information, and addresses has been redacted. The University Archives has retained a copy of the original, unedited scans.

Going forward, all Lynn University masters and doctoral students are required to submit their theses/dissertations/portfolios to the Lynn Library for inclusion in SPIRAL. All theses/dissertations/portfolios must submitted in the form of a PDF file (we can also add additional material such as iBooks, webpage links, Keynote presentations, and more) and should include the following information:

  • Author(s)
  • Degree Name
  • Date of Award (if the exact date is unknown, the month and year will suffice)
  • Advisor(s)
  • Abstract

Please submit final theses/dissertations/portfolios via email to Lea Iadarola & Jared Wellman.

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Theses/Dissertations/Portfolios from 2019

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A Study Investigating Behavior Economics and Parent Engagement to Impact the Transition to Kindergarten, Sarah Hough and Laura Carafiello

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Megan Rencurrell's Digital Media Portfolio, Megan Rencurrell

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Perceptions of Vocational Education Training Specialists and Employers of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Marie-Cécile Heinze

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Individual Differences in Perceptions Impacting Teacher Retention in a Large Urban Public School District, Joshua J. Prieur

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Standards Based Social Emotional Learning for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cortney D. Roberts and Marissa L. Kase

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The Invisible Population: The Lived Experiences of Homeless College Students, Emmanuella Sainthilaire

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Valerie Hatcher's Digital Media Portfolio, Valerie Hatcher

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Words Through the Lens of Design, Julieth Link

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Best Practices of the State of Florida's Plan B Implementation for Potentially Gifted Students, Robin Niki Rothman

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Duality, Ava Stapleton

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The Revival of the Muscogee Creek Language through the Development of an Indigenous Language Interest Group, Tomasina Chupco Gilliam

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Sohail Alansari's Digital Media Portfolio, Sohail Alansari

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Rawan Almansor's Digital Media Portfolio, Rawan Almansor

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Yousef Alsheri's Digital Media Portfolio, Yousef Alsheri

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Abdulatif Alsuwaidan's Digital Media Portfolio, Abdulatif Alsuwaidan

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Christian Allen's Digital Media Portfolio, Christian Allen

Theses/Dissertations/Portfolios from 2018

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Kyle Eaton's Graduate Portfolio, Kyle Eaton

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Sarah Alharbi's Digital Media Portfolio, Sarah Alharbi

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Dominique Marghella's Digital Media Portfolio, Dominique Marghella

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Formerly Known as Nasty: from womanhood to enlightenment, Michelle Riofrio Bravo

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Razan Rubui's Digital Media Portfolio, Razan Rubui

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Fahad Alameer's Digital Media Portfolio, Fahad Alameer

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Mohammed Hamad's Digital Media Portfolio, Mohammed Hamad

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Catalina Villamarin's Digital Media Portfolio, Catalina Villamarin

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An Examination of Pedagogy in Middle School Science and Its Effect on Student Achievement, Brittany E. Kiser

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A Qualitative Study on Prekindergarten through Second Grade Teachers’ Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Creative Movement on Phonics Acquisition, Enjoli R. Paul

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An Investigation of the Perceptions of High School Professional School Counselors: Qualitative Insights, Ashley Rizzi and Samantha Vanderpool

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An Investigation Measuring the Impact of Financial Literacy Programs on University Student Debt, Morgan O'Sullivan

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How Do Leadership Standards Affect Motivation, Susan B. Saint John

Theses/Dissertations/Portfolios from 2017

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Factors Affecting Teacher Turnover at Low-Performing Broward Charter Schools in High-Poverty Areas, Adriana Guerra

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An Exploration of Practical Means by Which Post-Secondary Achievement Can Be Elevated for Low-Socioeconomic Black Males, Dwayne J.L. Crutchley

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Translation of Viral News Topics into Digital Marketing, Eba Diab

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Teacher Perceptions on the Utilization of School-Based Mentoring as a Targeted Intervention for Secondary Students Identified as At-Risk, Allison Bradley and Wilnic Gideon

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Creating a Model and Professional Learning to Support the Design of Authentic Student Learning Tasks, Leah McConaughey and Paul Facteau

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Dissertation in Practice: Summer Reading Loss, Debbie Battles, Kathryn Morem, Laura Riopelle, and Catherine Tedesco

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Generating Evidence: The Evaluation of the Teacher Continuous Professional Development Framework, in Case of Ethiopia, Blene Aklilu Betemariam

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Implementing a Ninth Grade Academy: A Dissertation in Practice, Colleen Gleason, Daniel Keller, Amanda Orndorff, Becky Youngman, and David Youngman

Theses/Dissertations/Portfolios from 2016

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Achieving Longevity in Business: Determinants of Small Business Success, Aretha Senior

Theses/Dissertations/Portfolios from 2015

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Transformational Leadership and its Attributes: Factors That Could Increase Security at the Miami International Airport, Norbert Oliver Pinto

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Student Teacher Perceptions Regarding Career Readiness and the Effectiveness of a Teacher Preparation Program, Josue Dantas

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Muslim Women: A Phenomenological Study of the Effects of Identity on Pursuing Higher Education, Rafael E. Harley

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Professional Baseball Players Transition from the Sport, Amy Moviel

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Impact Glass: How Do Grit and Growth Mindset Impact Career Advancement for Female Heads of Independent Schools?, Donna Norkeliunas

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Parental Involvement in Higher Education: Understanding the Concerns and Expectations of the Parents of College Students, Wilson Onu

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Workers Can't Find Jobs, Jobs Can't Find Workers: Solving the Talent Paradox, Harika Rao

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A Phenomenological Study on Principal Leadership in Islamic K-12 Schools, Allen Farina

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A Cross-Cultural Study on Consumers' Sentiments of the Marketing Mix Variables and Consumers' Perceptions Toward Marketing Ethics, Ghensy Antoine

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Evaluating Faculty and Student Perceptions of Blended Education to Determine and Measure Student Satisfaction in a Blended Learning Program with At-Risk High School Students, Daquia J. McCoy

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Effective Secondary Character Education: Impact on Secondary Students' Social Skills and Reinforcing Character Strengths, N’Quavah R. Velazquez

Theses/Dissertations/Portfolios from 2014

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Strategic CSR and Value Creation within Small and Medium U.S. Enterprises, Christopher Allen Noe

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Simulations in Inquiry-Based Learning, Timothy E. Hall

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The Impact of the National EMS Curriculum in Florida's EMT-B Educational Programs, Ilia Y. Matos

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21st Century Workforce Readiness Skills: How Are Students Being Prepared, Peter B. Licata

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The Nature and the Degree of the Relationship between Chronic Absenteeism and Student Achievement in a Large Metropolitan School District and a Small School District in Florida, Nancy C. Kline

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Assessing High School Biology Academic Achievement by Comparing Traditional Versus Virtual Dissection of Rat Specimens, Arthur L. Jamison Jr

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Challenges on the Road to School Success for Low Socio-Economic and Minority Students School Dropout and Parent Involvement, Rose A. Hall

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An Evaluation of Physical Activity on the Reading Achievement of Middle School Students, Christina N. Phillips

Theses/Dissertations/Portfolios from 2013

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IGeneration: A Study in Challenge Based Learning at a Small Private University, Jodi A. Hift

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A Case Study of Gender Neutral Policies in University Housing, Josh Chave

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Price and Store Image as Mitigating Factors in the Perception and Evaluation of Retailers' Customer-Based Brand Equity, Hagai Gringarten

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The Effects of the Economy, Perception of Business Law, External Anchors, and Ethical Behavior on Corporate Social Responsibility in Developing Countries, Ihab Nasser

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A Study of the Leadership Styles of Campus Based Women's Centers in Higher Education in the Southeast United States, Nikkia DeLuz

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Managerial Competencies and Exemplary Leadership in the Lodging Industry: An Empirical Study, Fadila Maraouch

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Evaluation of the impact of a mentor-based program on teacher retention in a large urban school district, Denise S. Beattie

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Digital Divide: The Roles of Access and Self-Efficacy on College Readiness, Kristen Rojas

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The Internationalization of Higher Education in Southeast Asia: Three Case Studies from Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, Vannapond Suttichujit

Theses/Dissertations/Portfolios from 2012

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Health Beliefs, Lifestyle Behaviors, and Body Mass Index in College Students, Trisha Williams

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Motivation and Leadership of Financial Advisor Associates in the Financial Services Industry, James A. McKenzie

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Read, Retrieve, Connect and Use: An Intervention Strategy for Science and Scientific Literacy, Kerryane T. Monahan

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Reading Reform and the Role of Policy, Practice and Instructional Leadership on Reading Achievement: A Case Study of Grissom Elementary School, Faith Andrea Morrison

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Appointed and Elected Superintendents in Florida's Governance, Candace L. Habersham

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An Exploratory Study Analyzing the Impact of Coercion on the Outcomes of Substance Abuse Program Participants, Robyn L. Klein

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Effect of E-Service Quality on Customer Online Repurchase Intentions, Tung-Hsuan Liu

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Relationship Among Demographic, Academic and Curriculum Characteristics, Emphasizing Arts Education and Critical Thinking Performance in 12th Grade High School Students, Leslie Rowntree Black

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A Case Study of the Effects on Academic Achievement of an After School Program in Paterson, New Jersey, Sebastian S. Calabria

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SS St. Louis Legacy Project: Developing a Culturally Pluralistic Comprehensive Web-Based Curriculum for High School Students, Deidre Ann Reid-Thomas

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An Exploratory Study Examining the Impact of Facilitator Characteristics on Substance Abuse Program Participant Outcomes, Saara S. Saarela-Vening

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Investigating Teacher Perceptions on School Gardening Programs, Jennifer Emily Tinker

Theses/Dissertations/Portfolios from 2011

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Cognitive Styles and Self-Efficacy of Teacher of English Language Learner Students, Jani Rodriguez

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The Gavrilovic Meat Company: Surviving and Thriving Through Years of Chaos in Croatia, Andrew Anthony Vuksic

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Factors Influencing Consumer Bidding Behavior in Online Auction (Consumer-to-Consumer), Lola A. Nemes

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Transformational Leadership, Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, and Non-Supervisory Nurses' Intention to Leave, Audrey Gregory

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Roles and Characteristics of the Project Manager in Achieving Success across the Project Life Cycle, Valecia Dyett

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Impact of Marketing Strategy, Customer Perceived Value, Customer Satisfaction, Trust, and Commitment on Customer Loyalty, Mei-Lien Li

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Wasta and Non-Arab Training, Characteristics, Task, and Culture in Arab Markets, Rami H. Aljbour

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The Relationship between Foreign Direct Investment and Exports from the Technology Sector in Costa Rica, Rodolfo Santamaria

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The Modern American Entrepreneur: Characteristics, Formative Legislation, and Modern Education, Jeremy S. Office

Theses/Dissertations/Portfolios from 2010

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Beginning Teachers' Job Satisfaction and Intention to Remain in Teaching: A Comparison of Traditionally Prepared Teachers and Teachers Prepared by Alternative Methods, Jerome Romell Boyd

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Factors Associated with Church Membership Retention, Laura P. Davis-Jones

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Comparative Analysis between Routine Preventative Uniformed Police Patrols and Crime Reduction and Calls for Service, Oscar F. Vigoa

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Job Stress, Burnout, Job Satisfaction, and Intention to Leave Among Registered Nurses Employed in Hospital Settings in the State of Florida, Kenneth W. Hazell

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A Research Study of Role Conflict, Role Ambiguity, Job Satisfaction, and Burnout among Financial Advisors, Courtney Fichter

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Workplace Aggression Behaviors, Organizational Justice, and Intention to Leave Among U.S. Telecommunications Workers, Thomas A. Wilson

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Relationships Among Supply Chain Management, Strategic Alliances, and Organizational Performance with Implications for the Construction Industry, Hai-Ping Chang

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A Critical Analysis of the Theoretical and Empirical Literature Comparing the Effects of Traditional Versus Community Policing on Quality of Life and Associated Quality of Life Issues, Rodney Polite

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The Impact of Politics on Education in Haiti: 1988-2008, Gertrude Joseph

Theses/Dissertations/Portfolios from 2009

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Exploring the Influence of Multigenerational Transmission Process among Nonresidential African American Fathers, A'ndrea J. Wilson

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Motivations of Adults Enrolling in an Evening Graduate Degree Program, Bradford R. Frazier

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Self-Efficacy and Instruction in Mathematics, Juana Patricia Ordonez-Feliciano

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The Relationship Between Teacher Efficacy and Multiple Learning Competencies with Arts and Non-Arts Educators, Lavinia Hallowell Draper