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December 2016


  1. Parental perceptions of play: The influences of parent gender, gender role attitudes, and parenting styles on parent attitudes toward child play
    Horwath-Oliver, Courtney, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Social psychology
  2. Late Roman and early Byzantine floor mosaics in Cilicia
    Tulek, Fusun, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Art history
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    Cardosi, Cynthia A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  6. The impact of organizational culture, structure, and strategy on knowledge management effectiveness and organizational effectiveness
    Zheng, Wei, University of Minnesota, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  7. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    Ferguson, Karen L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business education
    The Roman Villa in Calabria: Case Studies in Visual Culture
    Trentinella, Rosemarie, New York University, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Art history
  8. A rich metadata filesystem for scientific data
    Bui, Hoang, University of Notre Dame, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Computer science
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. The relationship among leadership style, organizational culture and the learning organization: The moderating effects of organizational culture at the middle management level
    Kim, Jin Yong, The Pennsylvania State University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business education
  12. Empirical relationships among servant, transformational, and transactional leadership: Similarities, differences, and correlations with job satisfaction and organizational commitment
    Washington, Rynetta R., Auburn University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  13. 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
    FARHADY, HOSSEIN, University of California, Los Angeles, 1980, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational tests & measurements
  14. 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
  15. The unattainable "reality": How media affects body image in men and women and the moderating effects of social support
    Shoger, Wilhelmina Mauritz, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  16. Authentic transformational leadership and implicit leadership theories
    Nichols, Thomas W., University of North Texas, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  17. 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
    An Examination of the Influence of Organizational Structure Types and Management Levels on Knowledge Management Practices in Organizations
    Steiger, Jen, Alliant International University, 2013, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  18. Effects of word-of-mouth communication on purchasing decisions in restaurants: A path analytic study
    Jang, Dongsuk, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
    Consumer perception of brand equity measurement: A new scale
    Baalbaki, Sally Samih, University of North Texas, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  19. The relationship of school uniforms to student attendance, achievement, and discipline
    Sowell, Russell Edward, Liberty University, 2012, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  20. Advancing DNA-based Nanotechnology Capabilities and Applications
    Marchi, Alexandria N., Duke University, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nanotechnology
    Exploring the values and attributes of servant leaders
    Russell, Robert Foster, Regent University, 2000, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  21. The Impact of Leadership Behavior on Employee Engagement
    Li, Yong, Lawrence Technological University, 2016, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    Juvenile rehabilitative programs and their affects on the juvenile recidivism rate
    Clemons, Reginald, University of La Verne, 2013, Ed.D.
    Subject: Criminology
    The Impact of Texting and Social Media on Students' Academic Writing Skills
    Risto, Angela, Tennessee State University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  22. Leadership styles and conflict management styles: An exploratory study
    Stanley, Angelia Denise, Regent University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    The impact of leadership on employee engagement at a chemical manufacturing company in the United States
    Colbert, Edward Michael, University of Pennsylvania, 2012, Ed.D.
    Subject: Business education
  23. The impact of music education on academic achievement in reading and math
    Deere, Kelli Beth, Union University, 2010, Ed.D.
    Subject: Music education
  24. The Impact of Social Media Platforms on Identity Development in Adolescence
    Mirkin, Nicole A., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2017, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
    Supermarket "loyalty" cards and consumer privacy education: An examination into consumer knowledge about cards' data collection function
    Albrecht, Katherine, Harvard University, 2006, Ed.D.
    Subject: Adult education
    Enhancements of cellular therapy for ischemic stroke
    Deveau, Todd C., Emory University, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Neurosciences
    The Situational Leadership Approach Effects on Employee Motivation in Multi-Generational Information Technology Organizations
    Irby, Thaddaeus, University of Maryland University College, 2011, D.Mgt.
    Subject: Management
    Intercultural sensitivity development among Taiwan business college students
    Chen, Hsiao-Yin, Kent State University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Bilingual education
  25. An analysis of the implementation and the effect of jigsaw and think-pair-share cooperative learning strategies on ninth grade students' achievement in Algebra I
    Jack, Leticha Marie, Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mathematics education

Masters Theses

  1. Investigation of Pleurotus ostreatus pretreatment on switchgrass for ethanol production
    Slavens, Shelyn Gehle, Oklahoma State University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Agricultural engineering
  2. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  3. Too big not to fail: United States corporate media and the 2008 financial crisis
    Bergh, Justin L., University of Arkansas, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
  4. Receptions of Spectacle: Virgil's "Aeneid" and Local Identity in Gallo-Roman Mosaics
    Budrovich, Nicole Elyse, University of California, Davis, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Art history
  5. Processing and Modeling of Porous Copper Using Sintering Dissolution Process
    Salih, Mustafa Abualgasim Abdalhakam, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
  6. Normal modes in North Atlantic atmosphere-ocean system and predicting North Atlantic sea surface temperature
    Zhao, Bowen, The University of Utah, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Atmospheric sciences
    What Makes Apple Consumers Brand Loyal? The Effects Brand Personality, Reputation, and Brand Identity on Brand Loyalty
    Pinson, Caroline, University of South Carolina, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
  7. Instagram and Women's Bodies on Display
    Carney, Kirsten, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Communication
  8. 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
  9. The cultural commodification of identity: Hip-hop authenticity
    Quick, Rachel K., University of Missouri - Columbia, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  10. 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
  11. Gender discrimination in the workplace
    Childs, Sheena, State University of New York Empire State College, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Women's studies
  12. From center to margin: Feminism in an era of mainstream co-optation
    Caddell, April Amanda, The University of Alabama, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Women's studies
  13. Examining the cyber operations of ISIS
    Beninati, Joseph A., Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Information science
  14. The portrayal of gender over time in Disney animated films
    Gray, Robert John Stephen, University of Kansas, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
  15. Disney princess "2.0": A feminist critique of Disney's newest generation of princesses
    Rome, Jennifer M., University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  16. Terrorism recruitment using internet marketing
    Tuttle, Michelle, Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
  17. Organizations and communication technologies: A study of organizational adaptation
    Mustard, Kimberley Ann, University of Calgary (Canada), 2000, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
  18. The Sandra Bland story: How social media has exposed the harsh reality of police brutality
    Reid, Ashley B., Bowie State University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Social research
    Understanding recidivism among juvenile offenders: Perspectives of "experts" in Polk County, Iowa
    Cooley, Kiersten, American University, 2010, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology
    The YouTube phenomenon: YouTube stars eliminating stereotypes in new media
    Sato, Arika, University of Southern California, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
  19. Developing a change management plan for organizational transformation
    Meade, Kimberly J., California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2013, M.S.Q.A.
    Subject: Management
    "the taming of the shrew complex" and cultural gender roles: The taming of unruly women in shakespeare's the taming of the shrew and early folktales
    Gonzales, Lizette I., Texas A&M University - Kingsville, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Literature
    Process Based Learning in Planning Studio Pedagogy: A Theoretical Model for Planning Education
    Hostetler, Kelly Rose, University of Washington, 2014, Master's
    Subject: Urban planning
  20. Disruptiing the status quo: A case study of digital mobilization & awareness within Black Lives Matter
    Goodridge, Tyler, Georgetown University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  21. A study of customer loyalty and the image of the fine dining restaurant
    Eliwa, Rasha Ali, Oklahoma State University, 2006, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
    Green products and green marketing: Factors affecting consumers' purchases of green products
    Donikini, Rajyalaxmi, Tennessee State University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Agricultural economics
  22. ISIS Success in Iraq: A Movement 40 Years in the Making
    Church, Lindsay, University of Washington, 2016, Master's
    Subject: International relations
    Traditional bullying and cyber-bullying: Are the impacts on self-concept the same?
    Hines, Heather Nicole, Western Carolina University, 2011, S.S.P.
    Subject: Educational psychology
    A new power: How celebrities can use social media to influence social movements
    Istanboulian, Ani, University of Southern California, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Rhetorical Analysis of Successful Brands in Social Media Discourse
    Stevanovich, Maja, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Sexual Objectification of Women in the Mass Media and how it affects Adolescent Girls
    Ingrao, Roberto, Gonzaga University, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Marketing
    The role of communication apprehension, expression of the true self, and fear of negative evaluation in relation to instagram and selfie use
    Lazebna, Anastasiia, University of Wyoming, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Chaucer's failed feminism: The pilgrimage towards potential of the Wife of Bath, the Prioress and the Second Nun
    Topping, Aidan Elizabeth, University of Manitoba (Canada), 2006, M.A.
    Subject: Medieval literature
    Learning Tools to Enhance Student Achievement in an ASL-English Flipped Classroom for Deaf Students
    Chung, Michelle Wing-Yee, University of California, San Diego, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Education
  23. Ethics in marketing research, target marketing, and advertising
    Shields, Angela, The College of St. Scholastica, 2011, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    Police Militarization: Attitudes Towards the Militarization of the American Police
    Wyrick, Phillip T., East Tennessee State University, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology
    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
    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
    The mechanics of effective press release writing
    Woolley, Janelle, Southeastern Louisiana University, 2004, M.A.
    Subject: Rhetoric
    Performance and Degradation Analysis of Operating PV Systems
    Da Silva Freire, Felipe, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Materials science
  24. Romantic relationships and social media use: The emergence and management of relational dialectics
    Lutovsky, Bethany Rose, North Dakota State University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  25. The violin-family designs of Andrea Amati: Reconstructing the original outlines of the "King" cello and "Propugnaculo" viola
    Zeller, Matthew, University of South Dakota, 2014, M.M.
    Subject: Music
    Self-presentation and social media: A qualitative examination of the use of Instagram by amateur NPC female figure competitors
    Lupinetti, Victoria M., San Jose State University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Kinesiology
    Relations between teachers' motivation and students' motivation: A self-determination theory perspective
    Ahn, Inok, Purdue University, 2014, M.S.Ed.
    Subject: Educational psychology