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December 2014


  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Higher education leadership stages and strategies that relate to campus environmental sustainability as U.S. colleges and universities
    Horton-Williams, Corrine D., Mercer University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Leadership
    FISHER, JAMES LEE, Northwestern University, 1964, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Educational Psychology
  5. The Osiris Temple at Abydos: An archaeological investigation of the architecture and decorative elements of two temple phases
    Marlar, Michelle, New York University, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Art History
    CONNELL, CHARLES WILLIAM, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick, 1969, Ph.D.
    Subject: History, Medieval
  7. Leadership and management skills of preservice teachers
    Koh, Shana E., The Claremont Graduate University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Teacher Training
  8. Quantitative analysis of EEG for the detection and localization of seizures in patients with medically refractory epilepsy
    Battiston, John Joseph, Jr., Dartmouth College, 1999, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Biomedical
  9. A consumer-based brand equity approach to detect perceived incongruity and its impact upon consumer perceptions
    Linnhoff, Stefan, The University of Mississippi, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Marketing
    International public relations: A theoretical approach to excellence based on a worldwide Delphi study
    Wakefield, Robert Irwin, University of Maryland, College Park, 1997, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mass Communications
  10. An exploratory study of power, relationship commitment, supply chain integration and performance
    Huo, Baofeng, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), 2007, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  11. Islam and civil society in Indonesia: The case of the Nahdlatul Ulama
    Bush, Robin, University of Washington, 2002, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Political Science, General
  12. Academic integrity: A case study
    Matye Edwards, Lisa M., University of Northern Colorado, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Education, Higher
    MADSEN, MARK HUNTER, Harvard University, 1986, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Political Science, International Law and Relations
    NOVAK, CHARLES GEORGE, The Ohio State University, 1980, Ph.D.
    Subject: Education, Curriculum and Instruction
  15. 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
  16. Development of Nanostructured Graphene/Conducting Polymer Composite Materials for Supercapacitor Applications
    Basnayaka, Punya A., University of South Florida, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  17. Recovery in the elderly after coronary artery bypass surgery
    Carroll, Diane Laura, Boston College, 1993, PH.D.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nursing
  18. Design, fabrication, and evaluation of on-chip micro-supercapacitors
    Beidaghi, Majid, Florida International University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Materials Science
  19. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    Ferguson, Karen L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Business
    Narrating China: Western travelers in the Middle Kingdom after the Opium War
    Fritzsche, Sybille Charlotte, The University of Chicago, 1995, Ph.D.
    Subjects: History, Asia, Australia and Oceania
  20. 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.
    Subject: Education, Curriculum and Instruction
  21. Novel relations: Dickens, narrative realism, and nineteenth-century mathematics
    Simon, Leslie Sandra, Boston University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Literature, English
  22. Religion and politics: The search for political legitimacy of the Pan-Islamic party of Malaysia
    Abd Kadir, Zambry Bin, Temple University, 1995, Ph.D.
    Subject: Religion, History of
  23. The impact of balanced scorecard usage on organization performance
    Christesen, David Allen, University of Minnesota, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  24. A pilot study: The effect of healing touch on anxiety, stress, pain, pain medication usage, and physiological measures in hospitalized Sickle cell disease adults experiencing a vaso-occlusive pain episode
    Thomas, Linda Steedly, East Carolina University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nursing
  25. 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

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: Speech Communication
  2. Ethic and etiquette at work
    Kennedy, Vera Guerrero, California State University, Fresno, 1999, M.P.A.
    Subjects: Political Science, Public Administration
  3. Enhanced correlation technique for image template matching
    Yella, Viritha, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2006, M.S.
    Subjects: Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
  4. Role of Green Micro-credit in Creating Livelihood Options and Women's Empowerment in a Bangladesh Wetland
    Yeasmin, Lubna, University of Manitoba (Canada), 2012, M.N.R.M.
    Subjects: Sociology, Social Structure and Development
  5. Divorced women who engage in micro-entrepreneurship in Sudan: Out of the frying pan and into the fire?
    Ali, Nada Mohamed, Laurentian University (Canada), 2010, M.A.
    Subject: Women's Studies
  6. The Design and Implementation of an Over-The-Top Cloud-Based Vertical Handover Decision Service for Heterogeneous Wireless Networks
    Hodges, Adam Jordan, Clemson University, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Computer Science
  7. How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Speech Communication
  8. Islamic banking: Expanding financial depth?
    Carr-Lee, Keith G., Georgetown University, 2013, M.P.P.
    Subjects: Sociology, Public and Social Welfare
  9. Solar power generation by use of Stirling engine and heat loss analysis of its cavity receiver
    Hussain, Tassawar, The Petroleum Institute (United Arab Emirates), 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
    Psychophysical comparison of surface interpolation using motion and disparity defined depth
    MacKenzie, Kevin James, York University (Canada), 2003, M.A.
    Subject: Psychology, Experimental
  10. Stereolithography and jetting based colorful 3D printing
    Zhang, Feng, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering, Industrial
  11. Investigation of a model for stain selection and a robust estimation for area of origin in bloodstain pattern analysis
    Illes, Michael B., Trent University (Canada), 2011, M.Sc.
    Subject: Statistics
  12. Relationships among cognitive-linguistic skills, fluency interventions and reading comprehension in third grade inner city children
    Radville, Katharine, MGH Institute of Health Professions, 2008, M.S.
    Subject: Education, Reading
  13. Comparison of Light Emitting Diode and High Pressure Sodium Light for Hydroponics Growth of Boston Lettuce
    Martineau, Vincent, McGill University (Canada), 2011, M.Sc.
    Subject: Engineering, Agricultural
  14. Syntax in the spoken narratives of 7-year-old students with normal language and with language impairments
    Robinson, DeeAnne C., Utah State University, 1999, M.S.
    Subject: Education, Special
    Assessing United States information assurance policy response to computer-based threats to national security
    Stickman, John Frederick, University of Southern California, 2001, D.P.A.
    Subjects: Political Science, Public Administration
  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
    Damage detection in RC earthquake systems using dense sensor networks
    Peterson, Kristen A., Lehigh University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering, Civil
    Nanostructured transition metal oxides for energy storage and conversion
    Li, Qiang, The University of Texas - Pan American, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
    Social support, health behaviors, and academic success in college students
    Fox, Megan C., East Carolina University, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Psychology, Counseling
  16. A study of consumer's self and purchasing behaviour in fashion brand image marketing
    Lee, Tsui Shan Sandra, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong), 2003, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Marketing
    The Influence of Product-brand Fit and Product-category Fit on Product Attitude and Purchase Intention: The Role of Brand Strength and Processing Fluency
    Goh, Yi Sheng, Auburn University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Psychology, Behavioral
  17. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  18. Nature-based tourism operator response to environmental change in Juneau, Alaska
    Timm, Kristin, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Speech Communication
  19. The portrayal of gender over time in Disney animated films
    Gray, Robert John Stephen, University of Kansas, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Mass Communications
  20. How Does Technology Affect Communication in the Workplace?
    Huffman, Kathleen E., The College of St. Scholastica, 2011, M.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
    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
    A critical examination of the ethics and methodology of Syed Nawab Haider Naqvi's Islamic economics
    Mapara, Shahina H., McGill University (Canada), 2000, M.A.
    Subject: Economics, Theory
  21. The potential impact of legalizing marijuana
    Yu, Sz-De, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2005, M.S.
    Subjects: Sociology, Criminology and Penology
  22. Groundwater management approach at KFUPM campus using numerical simulation
    Iwalewa, Tajudeen Muhammad, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia), 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Environmental Sciences
  23. Strategic contingency planning
    Scott-Martinet, Karen, California State University, Long Beach, 2006, M.S.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
    Unbalanced: Health human resource planning, the labour market and social changes shaping the Nova Scotia Registered Nursing workforce
    Payne, Elspeth, Dalhousie University (Canada), 2009, M.Sc.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Health Care Management
    Nobile: Design and evaluation of a persuasive technology application for social behavior change
    Batsaikhan, Batzaya, Iowa State University, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Computer Science
  24. Developing an Emotional Design Predictor for Brand Loyalty An Introductory Research on Interrelationship between Brand Loyalty and Emotion, Brand Loyalty and Culture
    Qu, Yonghao, Arizona State University, 2012, M.S.D.
    Subjects: Design and Decorative Arts
    The development of classroom techniques in teaching oral language to the culturally disadvantaged child
    Merritt, Wordie Mobley, Southern Connecticut State University, 1967, M.S.E.
    Subjects: Education, Curriculum and Instruction
    Flipped Classroom: Effects on Achievement and Student Perception
    Schwankl, Eric R., Southwest Minnesota State University, 2013, M.S.E.
    Subjects: Education, Mathematics
  25. Disney princess "2.0": A feminist critique of Disney's newest generation of princesses
    Rome, Jennifer Marie, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Speech Communication
    Barriers to Effective Project Risk Management
    Atika, Joseph Ayodeji, University of Calgary (Canada), 2011, M.Sc.
    Subject: Engineering, Civil