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April 2017


  1. Chemical composition of the street dust of Guwahati with special reference to speciation of the heavy metals
    Sarmah, Bidyut Jyoti, Gauhati University (India), 2010, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Chemistry
  2. Effects of copper and acidic mine drainage on sediment and water quality in Keswick Reservoir, Shasta County, California
    Saviz, Camilla Margaret, University of California, Davis, 2003, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Civil engineering
  3. Studies on the physico-chemical characteristics of surface water, sediment and groundwater and bioaccumulation of heavy metals in eichhornia crassipes of greater Guwahati
    Dutta, Phani, Gauhati University (India), 2008, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Environmental science
  4. Fate and effects of metals in the aquatic environment: Evaluation for POTW effluent discharges and metal partitioning in surface water
    Shi, Bo, University of Delaware, 1996, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Environmental engineering
  5. Interactions of heavy metals with minerals
    Xu, Yuping, The Ohio State University, 1994, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Geochemistry
    DEELEY, GEORGE MICHAEL, The University of Oklahoma, 1984, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Environmental science
  7. Heavy metal and colloid mobility in soils
    Dong, Yan, University of Florida, 1999, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Environmental science
  8. Experimental study of heavy metals distribution, attenuation and mobility in two Oklahoma soils amended with sewage sludge
    Kejela, Kefeni, Oklahoma State University, 2003, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Environmental science
  9. Removal of heavy metals from aqueous solutions by soils
    Ghanayem, Mohamed Farid, The University of Texas at Dallas, 1989, PH.D.
    Subjects: Environmental science
  10. Hydrogeochemical evolution of ground water in an intensively pumped alluvial aquifer
    Kim, Burmshik, University of Arkansas, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Geochemistry
  11. Nanoparticle - Heavy Metal Associations in River Sediments
    Plathe, Kelly L., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Geochemistry
  12. Perceptions of executives from seven selected companies of the use of social media in marketing practices
    Alameddine, Abir, Pepperdine University, 2013, Ed.D.
    Subjects: Marketing
  13. Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    Cardosi, Cynthia A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Educational psychology
  14. Measuring corporate social responsibility through organizational values: A scale validation study
    Toliver, Adria Denise, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Occupational psychology
  15. The impact of organizational culture, structure, and strategy on knowledge management effectiveness and organizational effectiveness
    Zheng, Wei, University of Minnesota, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Management
  16. Strategic human resource management at the crossroads: Relationships among human resource capital, overlapping tenure, behaviors, and performance
    Harris, Christopher M., The University of Texas at Arlington, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Management
  17. The impact of music education on academic achievement in reading and math
    Deere, Kelli Beth, Union University, 2010, Ed.D.
    Subjects: Music education
    Corporate social responsibility and performance: A study of small businesses in the United States
    Srichatsuwan, Supaporn, Alliant International University, 2014, D.B.A.
    Subjects: Management
  18. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    Ferguson, Karen L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business education
  19. Social Media Addiction among Adolescents in Urban China: An Examination of Sociophysiological Traits, Uses and Gratifications, Academic Performance, and Social Capital
    Huang, Hanyun, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), 2011, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Mass communication
  20. Consumer perception of brand equity measurement: A new scale
    Baalbaki, Sally Samih, University of North Texas, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Marketing
  21. A new look at the minimum wage's effect on employment
    Verner, Jimmy Lynn, Jr., The University of Texas at Dallas, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Labor economics
  22. The relationship of school uniforms to student attendance, achievement, and discipline
    Sowell, Russell Edward, Liberty University, 2012, Ed.D.
    Subjects: Educational administration
  23. Literature review on the personalities and patterns of serial killers
    Papazian, Linda Marie, Azusa Pacific University, 2001, Psy.D.
    Subjects: Clinical psychology
  24. The effectiveness of an infant simulator as a deterrent to teen pregnancy among middle school students
    Hillman, Carol Best, University of North Texas, 2000, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Vocational education
  25. 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.
    Subjects: Organizational behavior

Masters Theses

  1. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subjects: Management
  2. The effects of ageism: Challenges elderly face in nursing homes
    Kontsova, Olga, Kean University, 2014, M.A.
    Subjects: Aging
  3. Gender discrimination in the workplace
    Childs, Sheena, State University of New York Empire State College, 2012, M.A.
    Subjects: Women's studies
  4. A study of customer satisfaction factors and employee satisfaction in the hospitality industry
    Novikova, Ksenia, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2009, M.S.
    Subjects: Recreation
  5. ISIS: The use of social media
    Durr, Brenna, Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subjects: Social research
  6. From Social Media Uses and Gratifications to Social Media Addiction: A Study of the Abuse of Social Media Among College Students
    Liu, Yuchen, University of Kansas, 2016, M.S.
    Subjects: Mass communication
  7. 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.
    Subjects: Communication
  8. The princess evolution from Snow White to Rapunzel in Disney animation
    Garcia, James Randall, University of Colorado at Denver, 2014, M.H.
    Subjects: Film studies
  9. Women's human insecurity in Pakistan: A gendered analysis of international security
    Bulman, Tracy Diane, Dalhousie University (Canada), 2003, M.A.
    Subjects: International law
  10. 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.
    Subjects: American literature
    Social construction of the sport-gambling relationship: A case study of Bill C-290
    El-Turk, Jimmy, University of Windsor (Canada), 2014, M.H.K.
    Subjects: Public policy
  11. 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.
    Subjects: Physiology
    The portrayal of gender over time in Disney animated films
    Gray, Robert John Stephen, University of Kansas, 2013, M.S.
    Subjects: Mass communication
  12. An exploration of William Glasser's choice theory in classroom management
    Paularinne, Robert P.J., Lakehead University (Canada), 2007, M.Ed.
    Subjects: Teacher education
  13. 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.
    Subjects: Marketing
  14. Behind South Korean cosmetic surgery: Its historical causes and its intertwined relationship with Korean pop culture
    Wang, Yuqing, University of Delaware, 2015, M.A.
    Subjects: Asian studies
  15. Summering in Tehran
    Grabicki, Michelle C., University of Southern California, 2007, M.P.W.
    Subjects: American literature
  16. Facebook and social penetration theory
    Olson, Amanda M., Gonzaga University, 2013, M.A.
    Subjects: Communication
    The nature, function, and value of emojis as contemporary tools of digital interpersonal communication
    Bliss-Carroll, Nicole L., Gardner-Webb University, 2016, M.A.
    Subjects: Communication
  17. Organizations and communication technologies: A study of organizational adaptation
    Mustard, Kimberley Ann, University of Calgary (Canada), 2000, M.A.
    Subjects: Mass communication
  18. Instagram: Why do we Post?
    Bradley, Peter, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2014, M.S.
    Subjects: Mass communication
  19. The cultural commodification of identity: Hip-hop authenticity
    Quick, Rachel K., University of Missouri - Columbia, 2011, M.A.
    Subjects: Communication
    Illegal immigration in the USA: Analysis of attitudes and policy changes
    Creadle, Veronika, Kean University, 2014, M.A.
    Subjects: Public policy
    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.
    Subjects: Gender studies
  20. 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.
    Subjects: Marketing
  21. 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.
    Subjects: Kinesiology
  22. The Sandra Bland story: How social media has exposed the harsh reality of police brutality
    Reid, Ashley B., Bowie State University, 2016, M.A.
    Subjects: Social research
  23. Sanctuary cities and crime
    Hernandez, Kevin A., The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2016, M.A.
    Subjects: Political science
  24. The potential impact of legalizing marijuana
    Yu, Sz-De, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2005, M.S.
    Subjects: Criminology
  25. Are three minds better than one?: The impact of group work on student achievement
    Connolly, Erin, University of California, Davis, 2009, M.A.
    Subjects: Curriculum development