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August 2015


  1. 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
    HANDY, JAMES RALPH, University of Toronto (Canada), 1986, Ph.D.
    Subject: Latin American history
  3. A case study of online collaboration among Chinese international students in US universities
    Xiong, Qing Liang, Northern Illinois University, 2009, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational technology
  4. Carbonate Reservoir Characterization Experimental and Numerical Study of Overburden Pressure, Pore Size Distribution, Capillary Pressure, Porosity and Permeability in Ab-Teymur Oil Field
    Shafiee, Mohammad Ebrahim, University of Calgary (Canada), 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Petroleum engineering
  5. Rotational form and sonata-type hybridity in the first movement of Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony
    Lofthouse, Charity, City University of New York, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Music
  6. Recovery of crude oil from outcrop and reservoir sandstone by low salinity waterflooding
    Pu, Hui, University of Wyoming, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Petroleum engineering
  7. 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.
    Subject: Nursing
  8. Finding a home within: The development of feminine subjectivity in Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park"---an application of Jessica Benjamin's psychoanalytic theory
    Collins, Alexandra Guhde, The Wright Institute, 2010, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  9. The effectiveness of Reiki as a complement to traditional mental health services
    Kelley, William D., Jr., Northcentral University, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Behavioral psychology
  10. In-situ catalytic upgrading of pyrolysis vapor
    Guda, Vamshi Krishna, Mississippi State University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Energy
  11. Microstructural effects on the stability of retained austenite in Transformation Induced Plasticity steels
    Mark, Alison Fiona Lockie, Queen's University (Canada), 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Materials science
  12. Impact of Marketing Strategy, Customer Perceived Value, Customer Satisfaction, Trust, and Commitment on Customer Loyalty
    Li, Mei-Lien, Lynn University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  13. The relationship of learning style as depicted by Kolb's Learning Style Inventory and teaching methods of lecture-discussion and case study-discussion to the academic achievement variables of objective test scores and grade point averages of community college nursing students
    Isom, Virginia Veazey, Howard University, 1997, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  14. 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
    FISHER, JAMES LEE, Northwestern University, 1964, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  15. Teacher Feedback and Student Academic Achievement: Teacher use of Student Information Systems
    Bishop, Daniel J., Seattle Pacific University, 2013, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational evaluation
  16. Organizational mode choice in international container shipping: An analysis of alternative forms
    Bansal, Sangeeta, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey - Newark, 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  17. An analysis of the relationships between servant leadership, school culture, and student achievement
    Herndon, Brian Clinton, University of Missouri - Columbia, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  18. Parents as partners: Evaluation of an individualized program that offers autism collaboration, education, and support (ACES) for parents, educators, and clinicians to improve the possibilities of optimal outcomes for children diagnosed with autistic disorder
    Stravitz, Shelley A., Fielding Graduate University, 2015, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education
  19. Personal Goal Setting in University Students: Effects on Academic Achievement, Executive Functioning, Personality, and Mood
    Morisano, Dominique, McGill University (Canada), 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  20. Perceptions of personnel at selected Texas community colleges regarding the impact of technology on their libraries
    Kenan, Sharon K., The University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2012, Ed.D.
    Subject: Library science
    Acceptance and use of assistive technology: Perspectives of high school and college students with high-incidence disabilities
    Poudel, Bishwa Bandhu, University of Delaware, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Special education
  21. Attachment, psychopathy, and women who commit predatory homicide: A case study investigation
    Shipley, Stacey Lynn, Alliant International University, Fresno, 2001, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
    Utilization of structural & biochemical cues to enhance peripheral nerve regeneration
    Jha, Balendu Shekhar, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Neurosciences
  22. Nursing Instructors' Strategies to Support Professionalism in Nursing Students in the Clinical Setting
    Tripodina, Carin L., University of Hartford, 2013, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational leadership
  23. Product positioning strategies
    Orhun, Ayse Yesim, University of California, Berkeley, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  24. The impact of strategic human resource management on organizational performance: A perspective of the resource-based view of the firm
    Hester, Lorenzo J., Nova Southeastern University, 2005, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  25. 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.
    Subject: Nursing

Masters Theses

  1. Does the presence of Joseph Campbell's Monomyth predict any variance in the box office for big budget movies?
    Connolly, Sean, Indiana University, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  2. Promoting blogging to improve interpersonal and presentational writing skills while increasing cultural competency in an English language learning setting
    Cox, Terese L., University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: English as a second language
  3. 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.
    Subject: Genetics
  4. The effect of equine assisted psychotherapy on coping resiliency
    Devine, Julia, Prescott College, 2009, M.A.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  5. Use of Social Network Analysis as a tool to evaluate success on construction projects and team interactions
    Galotti Boetti, Victor Leandro, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2008, M.S.
    Subject: Civil engineering
  6. 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
  7. The role of communication and listening in leadership
    Van Engen, Elinor Kae, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  8. Strategic alliances and their impacts on the container shipping industry
    Ryan, D'Arcy James, Concordia University (Canada), 2002, M.A.
    Subject: Transportation
  9. How Does Technology Affect Communication in the Workplace?
    Huffman, Kathleen E., The College of St. Scholastica, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  10. Kinesthetic interfacing with architecture
    Sama, Matthew J., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2011, M.Arch.
    Subject: Architecture
  11. Large Eddy Simulation of a Supersonic Underexpanded Jet: Comparison of a Low-order Finite Volume (Converg(TM)) and High-order Hybrid Central/WENO-Z Scheme
    Quimby, Donovan Michael, San Diego State University, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
  12. Applying a Commercial Atomic Force Microscope for Scanning Near-field Optical Microscopy Techniques and Investigation of Cell-cell Signaling
    Lopez Ayon, Gabriela Monserratt, McGill University (Canada), 2009, M.Sc.
    Subject: Condensed matter physics
  13. Motivation in the workplace
    Reilly, Joseph, Kean University, 1986, M.A.
    Subject: Occupational psychology
  14. Static and dynamic inventory models under inflation, time value of money and permissible delay in payment
    Khorrami, Babak, West Virginia University, 2001, M.S.I.E.
    Subject: Industrial engineering
    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
  15. How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  16. Stage management: Interpersonal communication skills for the stage manager
    Billings, Robin Leigh, Texas A&M University - Commerce, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Theater
  17. Three year outcome of alpha/theta neurofeedback training in the treatment of problem drinking among Dine' (Navajo) people
    Kelley, Matthew James, Saybrook University, 1996, M.S.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  18. Using bio-chars as potential catalysts for upgrading wood pyrolysis vapors
    Jin, Wenjia, West Virginia University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Wood sciences
  19. Social support, health behaviors, and academic success in college students
    Fox, Megan C., East Carolina University, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Counseling Psychology
  20. Employee motivation, satisfaction and productivity: A study of the workplace
    Guthrie, Yvonne Michelle, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1999, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Comparing the use of second language communication strategies in oral interaction and synchronous computer-mediated communication
    Knierim, Markus, Florida Atlantic University, 2001, M.A.
    Subject: Linguistics
  21. How daylight is holistically integrated as an element of the built environment: A case study of the Scottsdale Arabian Library
    Marotta, Nickolas A., Arizona State University, 2013, M.S.D.
    Subject: Sustainability
    The Moderating Effect of Intrinsic Religiosity on the Relationship Between Death Anxiety and Psychological Distress among Older Adults
    Nienaber, Kristie, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Psychology
  22. Study of Effects of Polymer Elasticity on Enhanced Oil Recovery by Core Flooding and Visualization Experiments
    Veerabhadrappa, Santhosh Kumar, University of Alberta (Canada), 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Petroleum engineering
  23. An exploration of William Glasser's choice theory in classroom management
    Paularinne, Robert P.J., Lakehead University (Canada), 2007, M.Ed.
    Subject: Teacher education
  24. Analyzing user acceptance of mobile technology in clinical settings through point-of-care mobile applications
    Loper, Leanne Elizabeth, Clemson University, 2015, M.Engr.
    Subject: Biomedical engineering
  25. Strategic contingency planning
    Scott-Martinet, Karen, California State University, Long Beach, 2006, M.S.
    Subject: Management
    D'SOUZA, JEAN, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1987,
    Subject: Linguistics