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April 2018


  1. The Impact of Texting and Social Media on Students' Academic Writing Skills
    Risto, Angela, Tennessee State University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  2. Boy builders and pink princesses: Gender, toys, and inequality over the twentieth century
    Sweet, Elizabeth Valerie, University of California, Davis, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Sociology
  3. Rethinking U.S. education policy: Four paradigms of the knowledge economy
    Araya, Daniel, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Education policy
  4. Perceptions of executives from seven selected companies of the use of social media in marketing practices
    Alameddine, Abir, Pepperdine University, 2013, Ed.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  5. Measuring corporate social responsibility through organizational values: A scale validation study
    Toliver, Adria Denise, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Occupational psychology
  6. Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    Cardosi, Cynthia A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  7. 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.
    Subject: Mass communication
  8. The Impact of Social Media Use on Adolescent Mental Health and Social Participation
    Ward, Kathryn, Alliant International University, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  9. 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
  10. Corporate social responsibility: How it is defined by occupational social workers and corporate leaders
    Weinstein, Stephanie Lynn, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1995, PH.D.
    Subject: Social work
  11. A model for inclusive schools in Thailand
    Vorapanya, Sermsap, University of Oregon, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  12. El uso de las estrategias didacticas virtuales en plataformas de ensenanza-aprendizaje en la educacion superior: Un estudio de caso
    Arocho Santiago, Fidel, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (Puerto Rico), 2015, Ed.D.
    Subject: Higher education
  13. City of Slaves: Local Regulation of Human Trafficking
    Christoffersen, Lyndsey G., University of California, Irvine, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Public policy
  14. The impact of music education on academic achievement in reading and math
    Deere, Kelli Beth, Union University, 2010, Ed.D.
    Subject: Music education
  15. 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.
    Subject: Management
  16. The Fine Points of Working under Pressure: Active and Passive Procrastination among College Students
    Hensley, Lauren Cone, The Ohio State University, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  17. Prokopios as classical historian and political thinker
    Kaldellis, Anthony, University of Michigan, 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: Ancient history
  18. 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
    Phoneliness: An Exploration of the Relationships Between Mobile Social Media, Personality and Loneliness
    Pittman, Mattthew, University of Oregon, 2017, Ph.D.
    Subject: Communication
  19. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    Ferguson, Karen L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business education
  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
    Social media use and depression in emerging adults: The moderating effect of parental support
    Schulz, Jessica L., University of Delaware, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Individual & family studies
    Legalization of physician-assisted suicide in California: Will Californians support or oppose physician-assisted suicide?
    Reed, Christina Chantel, Alliant International University, San Francisco Bay, 2009, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  21. How online review and rating systems affect online consumer buying behavior in the hotel industry
    Tantrabundit, Pongsatorn, Alliant International University, 2015, D.B.A.
    Subject: Marketing
  22. Can homeschooling be an alternative schooling choice?
    Sun, Xiaodong, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Economics
  23. Revisiting fundamental concepts of transformational leadership theory: A closer look at follower developmental processes
    Lippstreu, Michael, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Occupational psychology
    Mass murder and the mass media: An examination of the media discourse on U.S. rampage shootings, 2000-2012
    Schildkraut, Jaclyn V., Texas State University - San Marcos, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Criminology
  24. Literature review on the personalities and patterns of serial killers
    Papazian, Linda Marie, Azusa Pacific University, 2001, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  25. Corporate social responsibility and performance: A study of small businesses in the United States
    Srichatsuwan, Supaporn, Alliant International University, 2014, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management

Masters Theses

  1. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  2. 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
  3. Me, my-selfie, and i: identity shift through selfie editing and naturalistic feedback
    Kim, MinJi, Indiana University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  4. Reforming the criminal justice system: A pragmatic approach to building a sustainable system
    Smith, Da'Mon J., University of Central Oklahoma, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Public administration
  5. Juche: The state religion of North Korea
    Belke, Thomas Julian, Regent University, 1998, M.A.
    Subject: Religion
    Gender discrimination in the workplace
    Childs, Sheena, State University of New York Empire State College, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Women's studies
  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.
    Subject: Mass communication
  7. Modern Day Propaganda: Characteristics of Fake News and Psychological Effects on the Public
    Smith, Garrett, Utica College, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  8. An exploration of William Glasser's choice theory in classroom management
    Paularinne, Robert P.J., Lakehead University (Canada), 2007, M.Ed.
    Subject: Teacher education
  9. A Study of the History of Cryptocurrency and Associated Risks and Threats
    Madey, Robert Stanley, Utica College, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Computer science
  10. Social Media Use and Its Impact on Body Image: The Effects of Body Comparison Tendency, Motivation for Social Media Use, and Social Media Platform on Body Esteem in Young Women
    Puglia, Deanna R., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Public health
  11. An exploratory study of paired serial killers: Pairing, motive, and criminalistic behavior
    Leonard, Gillian S., University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology
  12. The culture of rape: Examining causes and educating for a rape-free society
    Beaudrow, Jacob, Lakehead University (Canada), 2014, M.Ed.
    Subject: Health education
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Contemporary human trafficking in the United States: An analysis of sexual trafficking
    Jacobs, Danielle, California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: American history
  16. Behind South Korean cosmetic surgery: Its historical causes and its intertwined relationship with Korean pop culture
    Wang, Yuqing, University of Delaware, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Asian studies
  17. The cultural commodification of identity: Hip-hop authenticity
    Quick, Rachel K., University of Missouri - Columbia, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  18. 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
    BENEDICT, FAYE FRANCES, University of Florida, 1982,
    Subject: Ecology
  19. The evolution of the princess: Impact on perceptions
    Powers, Leah, Southeast Missouri State University, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Individual & family studies
  20. The Influence of Social Media on Teens' Self-Esteem
    Gallagher, Shannon M., Rowan University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Social psychology
  21. A Dark Reflection of Society: Analyzing Cultural Representations of State Control in Black Mirror
    Huber, Carl R., Eastern Kentucky University, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
    College student opinions on the death penalty: A study of students enrolled in a mid-sized southern university
    Patton, Katie Lee, Southeastern Louisiana University, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Sociology
    The portrayal of gender over time in Disney animated films
    Gray, Robert John Stephen, University of Kansas, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
    Arkansas State University Students' Perceptions of Islam and Muslims: The Effect of Media and Demographics
    Alotaibi, Saud Helal, Arkansas State University, 2015, M.S.M.C.
    Subject: Mass communication
  22. Reappropriating Desires in Neoliberal Societies through KPop
    Kim, Daisy, University of California, Los Angeles, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Asian American studies
    Exploring the Characteristics of Medical Marijuana Users and the Relationship between Medical Marijuana Use and Criminal Involvement among Arrestees in Maricopa County, Arizona
    Cheon, Hyunjung, Arizona State University, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
    Business Intelligence: Evolution and Future Trends
    Bataweel, Dalal Suliman, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  23. The benefits of early comprehensive youth obesity prevention strategies outweigh the costs to consumers and reimbursers
    Alver, Amalie, Boston University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Public health
  24. Mass incarceration in America: A social problem
    Alfieri, Gabrielle, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2007, M.A.
    Subject: American studies
    Cyberbullying: Negative impacts call for stronger legislation
    Ryan, Jennifer, Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  25. Instagram Influencers: The Effects of Sponsorship on Follower Engagement With Fitness Instagram Celebrities
    Neal, Morgan, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Communication
    WELSH, JEFFREY STEVEN, The University of Southern Mississippi, 1986,
    Subject: Social psychology