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December 2018


  1. The Impact of Texting and Social Media on Students' Academic Writing Skills
    Risto, Angela, Tennessee State University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  2. Agwa bu mma: Character formation as the principal goal of traditional education (toward a balanced educational framework for the Igbo people of Nigeria)
    Amandikwa, Anselm Azubike, Fordham University, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational philosophy
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. The education of the whole person: The Igbo moral perspective
    Osuagwu, Peter Chidi, Fordham University, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Religious education
  6. The Impact of Leadership Behavior on Employee Engagement
    Li, Yong, Lawrence Technological University, 2016, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  7. Social Media and Self-Evaluation: The Examination of Social Media Use on Identity, Social Comparison, and Self-Esteem in Young Female Adults
    Solomon, Michelle, William James College, 2016, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  8. Teachers' beliefs regarding the implementation of constructivism in their classroom
    Beck, Judy, The University of Toledo, 1997, Ph.D.
    Subject: Curriculum development
  9. Factors Influencing Customer Satisfaction at a Fast Food Hamburger Chain: The Relationship Between Customer Satisfaction and Customer Loyalty
    Kabir, Jahangir M., Wilmington University (Delaware), 2016, D.B.A.
    Subject: Business administration
  10. Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    Cardosi, Cynthia A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Literature review on the personalities and patterns of serial killers
    Papazian, Linda Marie, Azusa Pacific University, 2001, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  14. A Case Study of Classroom Management Practices and the Influence on Classroom Disruptions
    Rusk, Robert Brian, Grand Canyon University, 2016, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education
  15. Examining the effects of online shopping convenience, perceived value, and trust on customer loyalty
    Palacios, Sergio, New Mexico State University, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  16. Exploring the relationship between adolescent social media behaviors and empathy
    Avalone, Janice, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2015, Psy.D.
    Subject: Behavioral psychology
  17. Boy builders and pink princesses: Gender, toys, and inequality over the twentieth century
    Sweet, Elizabeth Valerie, University of California, Davis, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Sociology
    The Relationship Between Instagram Usage and Young Women's Body Image Satisfaction and Appearance Concerns
    Cohen, Lucienne H., William James College, 2016, Psy.D.
    Subject: Psychology
  18. The Norman Kingdom of Africa and the Medieval Mediterranean
    King, Matthew, University of Minnesota, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Medieval history
  19. Theranostic Multibranched Gold Nanoantennas for Cancer Diagnostics via Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy and Photothermal Therapeutics
    Weinstein-Webb, Joseph A., Vanderbilt University, 2017, Ph.D.
    Subject: Chemical engineering
  20. An Examination of Social Media and the Tripartite Influence Model of Body Image Disturbance
    Suplee, Amanda F., Loma Linda University, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  21. A Quantitative Examination of Social Media Effects on Teens and Young Adults
    McNamara, Caley, California Southern University, 2018, Psy.D.
    Subject: Social psychology
  22. Crisis communication strategies and reputation risk in an era of social media: A study of online users' perception and engagement
    Hosseinali-Mirza, Venus, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal (Canada), 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Information technology
    Mechanical reproduction: Neonatal intensive care, medical ethics and the technological imperative
    Fedson, Anjali Karen, The University of Chicago, 1999, Ph.D.
    Subject: Cultural anthropology
  23. The effects of single-parent households versus two-parent households on student academic success, attendance, and suspensions
    Ferrell, Ronald T., Lindenwood University, 2009, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  24. Interventions to improve grading proficiency
    Horton, Sandra L., Indiana Wesleyan University, 2015, D.N.P.
    Subject: Higher education
    Social media and strategic communications: Attitudes and perceptions among college students
    Lewis, Bobbi Kay, Oklahoma State University, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Social sciences education
  25. Perceptions of executive coaches about wisdom in organizational leaders
    Livingston, Scott R., Indiana Wesleyan University, 2012, Ed.D.
    Subject: Management
    Frequencies between serial killer typology and theorized etiological factors
    Messori, Leryn Rose-Doggett, Antioch University, 2016, Psy.D.
    Subject: Psychology

Masters Theses

  1. Reforming the criminal justice system: A pragmatic approach to building a sustainable system
    Smith, Da'Mon J., University of Central Oklahoma, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Public administration
  2. Cryptocurrency the new money laundering problem for banking, law enforcement, and the legal system
    Jacquez, Todd, Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Law
  3. Exploring Positives and Negatives of Social Media and Their Effects on LGBT Youth in America
    Norton, Shelby, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Counseling Psychology
  4. Public Opinion About Police Use of Body-Worn Cameras
    Paulsen, Deanne, The University of North Dakota, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Psychology
  5. The effects of social media on national security within the United States
    Lumpp, Taylor G., Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Web studies
  6. Is There An Association Between Endodontic Pathosis and Cardiovascular Disease? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
    Christian, Arabella, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Dentistry
  7. Social media use and self-esteem in undergraduate students
    Pineiro, Carly R., Rowan University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Social research
  8. Understanding the Marketing and Management of Trails Using Pestel Analysis
    Fosher, Holly, University of New Hampshire, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Recreation
  9. The benefits of early comprehensive youth obesity prevention strategies outweigh the costs to consumers and reimbursers
    Alver, Amalie, Boston University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Public health
  10. The Analysis of Nursing Shortages and Turnover Issues in Healthcare Organizations, and the Identification of Best Practices in Nursing Recruitment and Retention
    Hunter, Michael, Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Health care management
  11. Negative Effects of Cyberbullying and Social Media Use among Young Adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  12. Disney Minority Heroines: A Rhetorical Analysis of Race, Gender, and American Politics
    Russell, Brooklyn, Purdue University, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Rhetoric
  13. Exploring the effects of scarcity, impulse buying, and product returning behavior in the fast fashion environment among female fashion conscious consumers
    Chatvijit, Sasikarn, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
  14. The Relationship between Social Media Use, Body Image and Attitudes towards Food among Female Adolescents
    Smith, Corinne R., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Nutrition
  15. Exploring the Characteristics of Medical Marijuana Users and the Relationship between Medical Marijuana Use and Criminal Involvement among Arrestees in Maricopa County, Arizona
    Cheon, Hyunjung, Arizona State University, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
    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
  16. Study of performance-based authentic assessments for the elementary general classroom based on the three artistic processes: creating, performing, and responding to music
    Gallo, Donna J., Silver Lake College, 2008, M.A.
    Subject: Music
  17. Individual, technological, socio-cultural factors affecting Facebook and Instagram use
    Kim, Bumsoo, The University of Alabama, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
  18. Does the use of social media for screening affect the hiring process from the perspective of applicant and employer?
    Protzman, Corey J., Gonzaga University, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    My Right to Drive: Women's Rights in Saudi Arabia Explored through the Lens of Religion
    Alferaehy, Rawan, The George Washington University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Social research
  19. The Changing Roles of Women in American Comic Books
    Loeffert, Amanda Rose, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Literature
    Estimating the Impact of Need Fulfillment on Human Motivation According to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
    Ahmed, Mohammed, The University of Akron, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Health care management
  20. Advantages and Disadvantages of Flexible Seating
    Havig, Jenna S., Minot State University, 2017, M.Ed.
    Subject: Education
  21. Numerical Investigation of a Plunging Airfoil
    Janechek, Matthew James, The University of Iowa, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
    Sustainable Innovation in the Cosmetic Industry---Obstacles, Contributing Factors, and Strategies
    Feng, Chen, University of Minnesota, 2016, M.S.E.M.
    Subject: Management
  22. McLuhan's relevance in today's society: A look at social media on mobile devices
    McKenzie, Sandy, Syracuse University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Communication
  23. A Study of The Effects on Women's Body Image of Exposure to Ideal Female Body Images in Advertising
    Troen, Tonje Sanderlien, Hawaii Pacific University, 2009, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
    Instagram Influencers: The Effects of Sponsorship on Follower Engagement With Fitness Instagram Celebrities
    Neal, Morgan, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Communication
  24. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subject: Management
    An Examination of Modern Era Concussion Policy in the NFL
    Filippini, Gregory R., State University of New York Empire State College, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Labor relations
    Business Intelligence: Evolution and Future Trends
    Bataweel, Dalal Suliman, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
    Gender Inequality in the Workplace: The Experience of Female Administrators
    Johnson, Jessica N., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, M.S.W.
    Subject: Social work
  25. Human trafficking in the media: A content analysis on human trafficking frames in documentaries, movies, and television episodes
    Austin, Rachel, Northeastern University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
    Analysis of the impact of technological advances on financial institutions
    Michalow, Michelle J., Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Banking