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December 2015


  1. ERP adoption process and implementation risk management in SMEs: A multiple case study
    Poba-Nzaou, Placide, Universite de Sherbrooke and Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres (Canada), 2009, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  2. Aging and Exercise Training Effects on Cardiac Structure and Function
    Akins, Tiffany, The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Kinesiology
  3. Transformational Leadership, Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, and Non-Supervisory Nurses' Intention to Leave
    Gregory, Audrey, Lynn University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  4. Drivers of international investment decisions: The role of safety risk
    DeGhetto, Kaitlyn, The Florida State University, 2015, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  5. A study of fourth grade students' understanding of perimeter, area, surface area, and volume when taught concurrently
    Martin, Joan Donahue, Tufts University, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mathematics education
  6. Power Delivery and Management in Nanoscale ICs
    Vaisband, Inna P., University of Rochester, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  7. In vivo near-infrared Forster Resonance Energy Transfer small animal imaging
    Zhao, Lingling, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Biomedical engineering
  8. 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
  9. Improving the Reliability and Efficiency of Data Transmission in Vehicular Ad-Hoc Network
    Jiang, Xiaoxiao, University of Minnesota, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Computer science
  10. The ecology of exchange: Textiles from Shahr-i Sokhta, eastern Iran
    Good, Irene Lee, University of Pennsylvania, 1999, Ph.D.
    Subject: Archaeology
  11. Effects of public infrastructure capital on the economic development and productivity of the metropolitan and peripheral regions of Greece: 1976-1992
    Rovolis, Antonios, London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom), 1989, Ph.D.
    Subject: Geography
  12. Teachers, texts and students: Textual performance and patterns of authority in Greco-Roman schools
    Snyder, Harlow Gregory, Yale University, 1998, Ph.D.
    Subject: Biblical studies
    MCCLEARY, ROGER VINCENT, University of Toronto (Canada), 1986, Ph.D.
    Subject: Fine arts
  14. Real options and game theoretic valuation, financing and tendering for investments on build-operate-transfer projects
    Ho, Shih-Ping, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: Civil engineering
  15. Spatiotemporal dynamics of forest degradation by selective logging and forest fire in the Brazilian Amazon
    Matricardi, Eraldo A. T., Michigan State University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Geography
  16. Role of the Menin-MLL1 Interaction in Normal Hematopoiesis and Leukemia
    Li, Bin, Dartmouth College, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Genetics
  17. Processing, mechanical behavior and biocompatibility of ultrafine grained zirconium fabricated by accumulative roll bonding
    Jiang, Ling, University of Southern California, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Materials science
  18. Defining and determining the impact of a freshman engineering student's approach to learning (surface versus deep)
    Fowler, Debra Anne, Texas A&M University, 2003, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering
  19. 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
  20. Assessment of the health and sustainability of New York forests based on forest structure, mortality, and disease
    Rubin, Benjamin Dana, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2003, Ph.D.
    Subject: Ecology
  21. Commercial navigation in the Greek and Roman world
    Davis, Danny Lee, The University of Texas at Austin, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Ancient history
  22. Product positioning strategies
    Orhun, Ayse Yesim, University of California, Berkeley, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  23. The impact of product positioning strategy, manufacturing strategy and their co-alignment on firm's performance
    Butt, Irfan, Carleton University (Canada), 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business administration
  24. The causes and consequences of bullying
    Tusinski, Karin E., University of Missouri - Saint Louis, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Criminology
    Effects of job satisfaction in relation to turnover intentions and employee retirement income planning --- The case of Taiwan
    Shih, Meng-Hsiu Linda, University of Maryland University College, 2009, D.Mgt.
    Subject: Organizational behavior
  25. Freedom as marronage: The dialectic of slavery and freedom in Arendt, Pettit, Rousseau, Douglass, and the Haitian Revolution
    Roberts, Neil, The University of Chicago, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Political science

Masters Theses

  1. Synthesis, characterization and biological evaluation of paclitaxel-hybrid peptides conjugates
    Hu, Chloe Y., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Biochemistry
  2. 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
  3. Lineament mapping for groundwater exploration using remotely sensed imagery in a karst terrain: Rio Tanama and Rio de Arecibo basins in the northern karst of Puerto Rico
    Alonso-Contes, Carla A., Michigan Technological University, 2011, M.S.
    Subject: Geology
  4. 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.
    Subject: Gender studies
  5. Economic and Environmental Impacts of Trade Liberalization: The Case of Indonesia
    Gumilang, Howard Putra, McGill University (Canada), 2010, M.Sc.
    Subject: Environmental economics
  6. Instagram: Why do we Post?
    Bradley, Peter, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
  7. Predicted performance of a SkyTherm North, a highly insulated building envelope system and a frost protected shallow foundation
    Stratton, Kitrina, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2014, M.Arch.
    Subject: Architecture
  8. How Does Technology Affect Communication in the Workplace?
    Huffman, Kathleen E., The College of St. Scholastica, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  9. Sentiment analysis of big social data with Apache Hadoop
    Kang, Qiuling, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  10. Parallels: The morality play "Everyman" and selected tales of Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Rosenberg, Judith Church, Texas Woman's University, 2008, M.A.
    Subject: Comparative literature
    SONNEMA, ROY BRIAN, California State University, Fullerton, 1980, M.A.
    Subject: Fine arts
  12. The role of communication and listening in leadership
    Van Engen, Elinor Kae, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    A neural network approach to routing and flow allocation problems in communications networks
    Kamoun, Faouzi, Concordia University (Canada), 1990, M.A.SC.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  13. How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    An evaluation of the value theory of Stephen C. Pepper
    Parker, William L., University of Southern California, 1960, A.M.
    Subject: Philosophy
  14. Cluster-Based Target Tracking in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks
    Khakpour, Sanaz, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Canada), 2015, M.Sc.
    Subject: Computer science
  15. A methodology for physically-based contact and meniscus properties in rigid-body computational knee modeling
    Wilson, Stephen P., The University of Texas at El Paso, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Biomechanics
  16. Structural Design Tool for Performative Building Elements: A Semi-Automated Grasshopper Plugin for Design Decision Support of Complex Trusses
    Makris, Michael Patrick, University of Southern California, 2013, M.B.S.
    Subject: Architecture
  17. Modeling and performance analysis of a direct driven PMSG for variable speed wind energy conversion system
    Khan, Sudeshna, Purdue University, 2012, M.S.E.
    Subject: Engineering
    How do I get there? Discovering ways of navigation
    Alonso, Daisy, Corcoran College of Art + Design, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Design
  18. The portrayal of gender over time in Disney animated films
    Gray, Robert John Stephen, University of Kansas, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
    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
    Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subject: Management
    System Hazard Identification Prediction Prevention (SHIPP) methodology Predictive accident modeling approach
    Rathnayaka, Samith, Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada), 2011, M.Eng.
    Subject: Systems science
  19. Stabilization of eastern Saudi soils using heavy fuel oil fly ash and cement kiln dust
    Saif Abdullah, Gamil Mahyoub, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia), 2009, M.S.
    Subject: Civil engineering
  20. Assessment of concrete masonry units containing aggregate replacements of waste glass and rubber tire particles
    Isler, Jerry W., University of Colorado at Denver, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Civil engineering
    Stage management: Interpersonal communication skills for the stage manager
    Billings, Robin Leigh, Texas A&M University - Commerce, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Theater
  21. Coca-Cola goes global: A content analysis of Coca-Cola advertisements from six countries
    Bryant, Nick, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Marketing
    Visualizing brand personality and personal branding: Case analysis on Starbucks and Nike's brand value co-creation on Instagram
    Chang, Chia Yu, The University of Iowa, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  22. What is the perceived impact of social media on personal relationships in adolescence?
    Sexton, Samantha, Gonzaga University, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Evaluation of multiuser OFDM frequency correction algorithms in realistic channel environments
    Lai, Henry, University of Calgary (Canada), 2010, M.Sc.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  23. Keep your head up: Building life skills in youth for social reintegration and success
    Ochoa, Olga Lizbeth, The University of Texas at El Paso, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Sociology
  24. Intersections of architecture and religion in the medieval Mediterranean: The Cappella Palatina, Palermo, and the Cathedral of St Sophia, Nicosia
    Malleck, Amy, Temple University, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Art history
    Smart indoor localization using machine learning techniques
    Ugave, Viney Anand, Colorado State University, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
    Modeling and simulation of a hybrid ship power system
    Doktorcik, Christopher J., Purdue University, 2011, M.S.E.
    Subject: Naval engineering
  25. The princess evolution from Snow White to Rapunzel in Disney animation
    Garcia, James Randall, University of Colorado at Denver, 2014, M.H.
    Subject: Film studies
    Parameter Estimation Techniques for Ultrasound Phase Reconstruction
    Vakhshiteh, Fatemeh, Carleton University (Canada), 2010, M.A.Sc.
    Subject: Biomedical engineering