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August 2014


  1. Children's comprehension performance prior to mastery of relative clauses
    Sutton, Ann Elizabeth Colquhoun, McGill University (Canada), 1997, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Speech Pathology
  2. Simple geodesics on hyperbolic surfaces and the volume of the moduli space of curves
    Mirzakhani, Maryam, Harvard University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mathematics
  3. Cognitive behavioral techniques used to complement medication for improved pain control in cancer treatment
    Solito, Tricia K', University of South Carolina, 2009, D.N.P.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nursing
  4. Measurement of perceived organizational readiness for change and employees' attitudes toward change in the public sector
    Cinite, Inta, Carleton University (Canada), 2006, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  5. Child protection progress in states leveraging Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989--2008)
    Svevo-Cianci, Kimberly, Fielding Graduate University, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Sociology, Social Structure and Development
  6. The Use of Educational Technology Integration by Special Education Teachers in Rural Schools in South Carolina
    Byrd-Jones, Shannon L., University of South Carolina, 2011, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education, Technology of
  7. Integrated supply chain design for sustainable and resilient development of biofuel production
    Bai, Yun, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Civil
  8. Understanding the impact of core product quality on customer satisfaction, team identification, and service quality
    Warren, Clinton J., University of Minnesota, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Sports Management
  9. Song allusions in Franz Schubert's late quartets
    Cerar, Maja Simone, Columbia University, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Music
  10. Information needs and seeking behavior of social science scholars at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman: A mixed-method approach
    Al-Suqri, Mohammed Nasser, Emporia State University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Library Science
  11. Effects of P6 acupressure on acute and delayed nausea and vomiting in children receiving cancer chemotherapy
    Lo, Li-Hua, Case Western Reserve University (Health Sciences), 1998, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nursing
  12. Student self-efficacy and the composition classroom: Affecting success through self-regulated strategy development (SRSD), assessment, assignments, and teacher practice
    Dahlman, Jill, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Language, Rhetoric and Composition
  13. Implementation of novel power combining techniques on solid state power amplifier (SSPA) chip designs to improve efficiency and power performance
    Waiyaki, Caroline W., Morgan State University, 2012, D.Eng.
    Subjects: Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
  14. A unified complex network framework for environmental decision-making with applications to green logistics and electronic waste recycling
    Toyasaki, Fuminori, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Operations Research
  15. Green logistics for regional industrial waste materials and by-products
    Pourmohammadi, Hamid, University of Southern California, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Industrial
  16. Job stress, burnout, job satisfaction, and intention to leave among registered nurses employed in hospital settings in the state of Florida
    Hazell, Kenneth W., Lynn University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nursing
  17. Dual-Fuel Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition (RCCI) with Alternative Fuels
    Dempsey, Adam Brian, The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  18. Risk factors for intimate partner homicide
    Wiltsey, Michael T., Drexel University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Psychology, Behavioral
  19. Inventory Management, Metrics, and Simulation
    Martin, Benjamin Robert, North Carolina State University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  20. Examining the effects of practice-based professional development and coaching on the differentiation of SRSD writing instruction
    McKeown, Debra, Vanderbilt University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Education, Special
  21. Leadership and management skills of preservice teachers
    Koh, Shana E., The Claremont Graduate University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Teacher Training
    FISHER, JAMES LEE, Northwestern University, 1964, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Educational Psychology
  23. Servant leadership theory: Development of the Servant Leadership Assessment Instrument
    Dennis, Robert Steven, Regent University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  24. Structured access in sentence comprehension
    Dillon, Brian William, University of Maryland, College Park, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Language, Linguistics
  25. Character education as perceived and implemented by selected middle school teachers of one rural county in West Virginia
    Lucas, Lisa D., West Virginia University, 2009, Ed.D.
    Subjects: Education, Curriculum and Instruction

Masters Theses

  1. The effect of personality characteristics and various aspects of genetic counseling on compassion fatigue, satisfaction, and burnout
    Luck, Tinnelle T., Howard University, 2009, M.S.
    Subjects: Biology, Genetics
  2. The effect of equine assisted psychotherapy on coping resiliency
    Devine, Julia, Prescott College, 2009, M.A.
    Subject: Psychology, Clinical
  3. An exploration of William Glasser's choice theory in classroom management
    Paularinne, Robert P.J., Lakehead University (Canada), 2007, M.Ed.
    Subject: Education, Teacher Training
  4. Strategic contingency planning
    Scott-Martinet, Karen, California State University, Long Beach, 2006, M.S.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  5. Multi-objective decision making for supplier selection in outsourcing
    Mohile, Pushpen K., Rochester Institute of Technology, 2008, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering, Industrial
  6. Chick clicks and politics: An exploration of Third Wave feminist ezines on the Internet
    Chandler, Janina, Carleton University (Canada), 2002, M.A.
    Subject: Mass Communications
  7. Harmonics in power distribution systems, causes, effects, and solutions
    Hijazi, Mansour Mohammed, Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, 2014, M.Eng.
    Subjects: Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
  8. The acquisition of relative clauses in Tagalog: A comprehension study
    Guevara, Jed Sam Pizarro, California State University, Long Beach, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Language, Linguistics
  9. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  10. The Effects of Watson's Theory of Caring and the Nurse Utilization of Caring Attributes's theory of caring and the nurse utilization of caring attributes
    Owens, Mary Michaele, Gardner-Webb University, 2013, M.S.N.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nursing
  11. Evidence Based Practice: Patient Discharge Education Barriers to Patient Education
    Lingle, Catherine Lyerly, Gardner-Webb University, 2013, M.S.N.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nursing
  12. Electronic commerce regulation in South Africa: An analysis of the effectiveness of Chapters 5, 10 and 12 of the South African Electronic Communications and Transactions Act No. 25 of 2002
    Murphy, Brenda, University of Toronto (Canada), 2004, LL.M.
    Subject: Law
  13. Social media and the Fortune 500: How the Fortune 500 uses, perceives and measures social media as a marketing tool
    Grainger, Jesse, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010, M.A.
    Subject: Mass Communications
  14. Examining self-care among the elderly using Orem's self-care framework
    Wiebe, Valerie Merle, University of Manitoba (Canada), 1999, M.N.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nursing
  15. 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
  16. Social support, health behaviors, and academic success in college students
    Fox, Megan C., East Carolina University, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Psychology, Counseling
  17. An aquaponic system: Component comparisons and applications
    Storey, Nathaniel Robert, University of Wyoming, 2009, M.S.
    Subjects: Agriculture, Horticulture
  18. Group III-nitride devices and applications
    Justice, Joshua L., West Virginia University, 2014, M.S.
    Subjects: Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
  19. Alaska nurse practitioners' practice of adolescent sexual health promotion
    Leschensky, Elizabeth Kay, University of Alaska Anchorage, 1997, M.S.N.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nursing
  20. The effects of divorce on children
    Gandelman, Polina, Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center, 2009, M.A.
    Subject: Psychology, Clinical
  21. Selective memory: Diaspora writing in Rohinton Mistry's fiction
    Sarwar, Seema, University of Calgary (Canada), 2004, M.A.
    Subject: Literature, Canadian (English)
  22. The Roles Unions Play in Collective Bargaining Processes and, Their Impact on Negotiations for Blue-Collar VS White-Collar Employees
    Persaud, Deoram, Indiana State University, 2011, M.S.
    Subjects: Sociology, Industrial and Labor Relations
  23. Organizational change: The role of organizational culture and employees' trust in their managers
    Khan, Shahid Zaman, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick, 2011, M.S.
    Subject: Sociology, Organizational
  24. School-wide positive behavior support for individuals with severe and profound disabilities
    Judge, Brittany A., University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2015, Ed.S.
    Subjects: Education, Educational Psychology
  25. The effects of change management on employee engagement: Using lean principles to increase engagement
    Baker, Jared V., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, M.S.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Health Care Management