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April 2016


  1. Designing a research-based, standards-based staff development process for the selection of K-8 science curriculum materials
    Sandall, Barbara Rose, Illinois State University, 1999, Ed.D.
    Subject: Curriculum development
  2. Transformational Leadership, Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, and Non-Supervisory Nurses' Intention to Leave
    Gregory, Audrey, Lynn University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  3. Measurement of perceived organizational readiness for change and employees' attitudes toward change in the public sector
    Cinite, Inta, Carleton University (Canada), 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  4. Fair value measurements and earnings management: Evidence from the banking industry
    Xu, Xiaolu, Syracuse University, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Accounting
  5. Risk Flexibility Analysis in Infrastructure Project Finance
    Kokkaew, Nakhon, Columbia University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Civil engineering
  6. A real options model for the financial valuation of infrastructure systems under uncertainty
    Haj Kazem Kashani, Hamed, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Civil engineering
  7. The Whole Nine Months: Women, Men, and the Making of Modern Pregnancy in America
    Eisenberg, Ziv, Yale University, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: American history
  8. Affordable housing through community based design on Oahu
    Wozniak, Russell, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 2015, D.Arch.
    Subject: Architecture
  9. Parental perceptions of play: The influences of parent gender, gender role attitudes, and parenting styles on parent attitudes toward child play
    Horwath-Oliver, Courtney, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Social psychology
  10. The effect of bonus-sharing and cohesion on team behavior and performance
    Ledoux, Marie-Josee, University of Waterloo (Canada), 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: Accounting
  11. The Influence of the Emotional Intelligence Management Curriculum to Improve College Students' Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Skills to Impact Leader Behavior and Team Performance Effectiveness
    Love, Cindy Register, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Curriculum development
  12. Accounting for asset securitizations: Fair values and earnings management
    Shakespeare, Catherine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002, Ph.D.
    Subject: Accounting
  13. Notch signaling regulates myeloid cell function and contribution to angiogenesis
    Tattersall, Ian W., Columbia University, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Cellular biology
  14. Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    Cardosi, Cynthia A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  15. A new look at the minimum wage's effect on employment
    Verner, Jimmy Lynn, Jr., The University of Texas at Dallas, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Labor economics
  16. Animated commercials' effects on low-effort routes to persuasion: Classical conditioning approach
    Jin, Chang Hyun, University of Florida, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mass communication
    The Situational Leadership Approach Effects on Employee Motivation in Multi-Generational Information Technology Organizations
    Irby, Thaddaeus, University of Maryland University College, 2011, D.Mgt.
    Subject: Management
    Human Behavior & Low Energy Architecture: Linking Environmental Adaptation, Personal Comfort, & Energy Use in the Built Environment
    Langevin, Jared, Drexel University, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Architectural engineering
  17. Entrepreneurial organizational culture: Construct definition and instrument development and validation
    McGuire, Stephen J. J., The George Washington University, 2003, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  18. Goal setting theory: A macro study
    Wright, Phyllis LaJune, Dallas Baptist University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  19. Foreign language learning of students with language learning disabilities: An activity theory perspective of three middle school students
    Hendry, Heather Jean, University of Pittsburgh, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Bilingual education
    Exploring generational differences among Millennials, Gen Xers, and Baby Boomers: Work values, manager behavior expectations, and the impact of manager behaviors on work engagement
    Murphy, Michelle Marie, Alliant International University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Organizational behavior
  20. The current state of project risk management practices among risk sensitive project management professionals
    Voetsch, Robert James, The George Washington University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    Enhancing Green Building Performance: A Human Experiential Approach
    Mansour, Osama Elsaeed Ahmed, University of Calgary (Canada), 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Architecture
  21. An expectancy theory model for hotel employee motivation: The moderating role of communication satisfaction
    Chiang, Chun-Fang, Kansas State University, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    Role stressors and intent to leave: A study of hotel general managers
    Eastham, Rebecca S., Oklahoma State University, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  22. Factors associated with college student use of new media for educational and social reasons
    Aulenbach, Tressa Catherine, Temple University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  23. High stakes testing: Students in grades four through eight report effects of standardized testing
    Janz, Julia E., Capella University, 2011, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational tests & measurements
    Effect of E-service Quality on Customer Online Repurchase Intentions
    Liu, Tung-Hsuan, Lynn University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Information technology
  24. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    Ferguson, Karen L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business education
    Architectural site intimacy Nurturing the relationship between architecture, humans and land
    Teves, Dane M., University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 2015, D.Arch.
    Subject: Architecture
  25. Optimizing financial structure of transportation public-private partnership infrastructure projects based on traffic revenue risks: Case study of US DBFOM project
    Chung, Jae Ho, University of Florida, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Civil engineering

Masters Theses

  1. An exploration of William Glasser's choice theory in classroom management
    Paularinne, Robert P.J., Lakehead University (Canada), 2007, M.Ed.
    Subject: Teacher education
  2. Instagram: Why do we Post?
    Bradley, Peter, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
  3. Effects of caffeine on aerobic exercise and excess post-exercise oxygen consumption in trained and untrained females
    Quiros, Christine Rose, California State University, Fullerton, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Kinesiology
  4. The effect of caffeine ingestion on heart rate and blood lactate response during recovery from aerobic exercise among trained young men
    Crandall, Ian, Southern Connecticut State University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Physiology
  5. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  6. The genealogy of an Atlantic world order: Just war, the Jesuit position, and racial hierarchy in colonial Brazil
    Cagle, Hugh Glenn, University of Kansas, 2005, M.A.
    Subject: Religious history
  7. A study of customer satisfaction factors and employee satisfaction in the hospitality industry
    Novikova, Ksenia, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2009, M.S.
    Subject: Recreation
  8. How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  9. How Does Technology Affect Communication in the Workplace?
    Huffman, Kathleen E., The College of St. Scholastica, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  10. Disney princess "2.0": A feminist critique of Disney's newest generation of princesses
    Rome, Jennifer M., University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  11. The role of communication apprehension, expression of the true self, and fear of negative evaluation in relation to instagram and selfie use
    Lazebna, Anastasiia, University of Wyoming, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  12. Love in the time of smartphones: A comparative analysis of the dating application "Tinder"
    Hess, Rachael E., University of South Alabama, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  13. First-year students' adjustment to a university environment: The role of peer support
    Scarbro, Jason Richard, York University (Canada), 2002, M.A.
    Subject: Developmental psychology
  14. Marketing of gender stereotypes through animated films: A thematic analysis of the Disney princess franchise
    Pelton, Tiffany J., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Gender studies
  15. Gender discrimination in the workplace
    Childs, Sheena, State University of New York Empire State College, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Womens studies
  16. The effects of ageism: Challenges elderly face in nursing homes
    Kontsova, Olga, Kean University, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Aging
    The Salem Witchcraft Trials: Historical Interpretations of the Puritan Theocracy In Witching Times and The Crucible
    Holdt, Sheila Moloy, Southern Connecticut State University, 1975, M.S.
    Subject: American literature
  17. Employee motivation, satisfaction and productivity: A study of the workplace
    Guthrie, Yvonne Michelle, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1999, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  18. The potential impact of legalizing marijuana
    Yu, Sz-De, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2005, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
  19. Exploring Positives and Negatives of Social Media and Their Effects on LGBT Youth in America
    Norton, Shelby, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Counseling Psychology
  20. Gender neutral parenting: An argument for a place on the contemporary feminist agenda
    Dumas, Moira Duffy, Southern Connecticut State University, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Womens studies
    On the Process of the Disenchantment of Ancient Egypt
    Cordner, Colin, Carleton University (Canada), 2010, M.A.
    Subject: Political science
  21. What Makes Apple Consumers Brand Loyal? The Effects Brand Personality, Reputation, and Brand Identity on Brand Loyalty
    Pinson, Caroline, University of South Carolina, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
  22. Indice de satisfaccion laboral de los empleados contingentes en una cadena de restaurantes de comida rapida del area suroeste de Puerto Rico
    Rodriguez Palermo, Elsie M., University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez (Puerto Rico), 2009, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    The role of communication and listening in leadership
    Van Engen, Elinor Kae, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Impact of strategic leadership styles on organizational success in public, private, and nonprofit organizations
    Ngwa, Chenwi M., Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, 2012, M.P.A.
    Subject: Organization theory
    Pop Culture v. Rape Culture: The Media's Impact on the Attitudes Towards Women
    Smith, Alyssa Leigh, Morgan State University, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
  23. Exploring the effects of scarcity, impulse buying, and product returning behavior in the fast fashion environment among female fashion conscious consumers
    Chatvijit, Sasikarn, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
    Gender, Personality, and Self Esteem as Predictors of Social Media Presentation
    Zhang, Heng, East Tennessee State University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
  24. Evolution of leadership theories
    Maslanka, Ann M., Grand Valley State University, 2004, M.S.
    Subject: Social research
  25. Police Militarization: Attitudes Towards the Militarization of the American Police
    Wyrick, Phillip T., East Tennessee State University, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology
    Threat assessment of wearable technology
    Hughes, Alan, Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Computer science