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Decemeber 2019


  1. 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
  2. Design and development of an objective, structured management examinations (OSMEs) on management skills among pharmacy students
    Augustine, Jill, The University of Arizona, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Pharmaceutical sciences
  3. 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
  4. Organizational behavior: Perceptions analysis of micro and macro organizational behavior in an organizational setting
    Delich, Joshua T., University of North Texas, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Organizational behavior
  5. The Impact of Texting and Social Media on Students' Academic Writing Skills
    Risto, Angela, Tennessee State University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  6. The effectiveness of humor in persuasion: The case of business ethics training
    Lyttle, James Bruce, York University (Canada), 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  7. Rage and social media: The effect of social media on perceptions of racism, stress appraisal, and anger expression among young African American adults
    Maxwell, Morgan Lindsey, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Social psychology
  8. Fostering sustainability in higher education: A mixed-methods study of transformative leadership and change strategies
    McNamara, Kim H., Antioch University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  9. Managing marketing mix and communications in a digital era: The role of traditional and new media in a multichannel environment
    Kumar, Ashish, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  10. Gender socialization in the family
    Shearer, Cindy L., The Pennsylvania State University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Developmental psychology
  11. Impact of School Uniforms on Student Discipline and the Learning Climate: A Comparative Case Study of Two Middle Schools With Uniform Dress Codes and Two Middle Schools Without Uniform Dress Codes
    Dulin, Charles Dewitt, North Carolina State University, 2016, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational leadership
    A critical analysis of post traumatic slave syndrome: A multigenerational legacy of slavery
    Hicks, Shari Renee, California Institute of Integral Studies, 2015, Psy.D.
    Subject: African American studies
  12. A study of the relationship between skill variety and high internal work motivation, task identity and high internal work motivation, task significance and high internal work motivation, autonomy and high internal work motivation, and intrinsic job feedback and high internal work motivation in the manufacturing arena
    Robbins, Jay Thomas, Nova Southeastern University, 2000, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    Case Study of Knowledge, Perceptions, and Attitudes of Middle School Teachers Towards Cyberbullying
    Strobel, Donna Runge, Northcentral University, 2016, Ed.D.
    Subject: Middle school education
    A Social-Cultural-Historical Analysis of Chinese Return Migration: Case Studies of Ten Chinese MBA Students' Migration Experiences
    Ma, Li, McGill University (Canada), 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Higher education
  13. "The Classical School, Deterrence Theory, and Zero Tolerance": An analysis of a mandatory zero tolerance sanctioning policy in relation to The Classical School of Criminology and Deterrence Theory
    Saeler, Adam, Nova Southeastern University, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Criminology
  14. 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
    JOHNSON, DAVID I., Michigan State University, 1977, Ph.D.
    Subject: Forestry
  15. Signs of creation: Sex, gender, categories, religion and the body in ancient Egypt
    Williams, Malayna Evans, The University of Chicago, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Middle Eastern history
  16. The relationship between the learning styles of middle school students and the teaching and learning styles of middle school teachers and the effects on student achievement of students' learning styles and teachers' learning and teaching styles
    Morrow, Vanessa Mae, The University of Mississippi, 2011, Ed.D.
    Subject: Pedagogy
    Frequencies between serial killer typology and theorized etiological factors
    Messori, Leryn Rose-Doggett, Antioch University, 2016, Psy.D.
    Subject: Psychology
  17. The impact of management initiatives on employee engagement, employee satisfaction, and retention in a mental-health care organization
    Kingcade, Annie B., Wilmington University (Delaware), 2010, Ed.D.
    Subject: Mental health
    Toleration, parents' rights, and children's autonomy: The case of sex education
    Corngold, Josh, Stanford University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational philosophy
  18. Examining employee satisfaction, customer service and customer satisfaction in a retail banking organization
    Simpson, Eric Phillip, University of North Texas, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Occupational psychology
  19. An Analysis of Social Media Marketing Strategies and Best Practices of Hospitality and Tourism Organizations
    Iacovou, Constantinos, Northcentral University, 2016, D.B.A.
    Subject: Marketing
    The Effects Unconditional Positive Regard on Psychotherapy Outcome
    Tilliman, Damien, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2016, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  20. 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
  21. Everyday Feminism in the Digital Era: Gender, the Fourth Wave, and Social Media Affordances
    Pruchniewska, Urszula M., Temple University, 2019, Ph.D.
    Subject: Communication
  22. How far have we come? The state of police ethics training in police academies in the U.S.
    Moll, Monica M., Kent State University, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Legal studies
  23. The effects of bullying on student academic performance
    Del Principio, Albert, College of Saint Elizabeth, 2012, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education
    Monkey and ape iconography in Minoan art
    Pareja, Marie N., Temple University, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Art history
    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 implications of social media use: Secondary teachers' use of social media for personal, professional, and instructional purposes
    Quintanilla, Brenda U., University of North Texas, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational technology
  24. Tools for live 2d animation
    Willett, Nora, Princeton University, 2019, Ph.D.
    Subject: Computer science
    Service quality of online apparel retailers and its impact on customer satisfaction, customer trust and customer loyalty
    Hou, Yonghai, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
    The influence of superhero characters on moral judgment in school-age children
    Robinson, Elizabeth, Alfred University, 2014, Psy.D.
    Subject: Behavioral psychology
  25. Experience and Job Involvement: Moderators of Job Satisfaction, Job Dissatisfaction and Intent to Stay
    Blachut, Janice, Northcentral University, 2012, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    Artificial Intelligence in Hiring: Understanding Attitudes and Perspectives of HR Practitioners
    Robinson, Marcia F., Wilmington University (Delaware), 2019, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    Rants, Reactions, and other Rhetorics: Genres of the YouTube Vlog
    Werner, Erich Alan, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Rhetoric
    The Development and Influence of Footwear on Gait Variability in Children from 2 to 10 Years Old
    Applequist, Bryon Christopher, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2017, Ph.D.
    Subject: Biomechanics
    The Effects of Social Comparison Through Social Media for Young Women and Adolescent Females with Eating Disordered Symptomatology
    Chau, Quynh, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2016, Psy.D.
    Subject: Social 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. Social Media Use and Its Impact on Body Image: The Effects of Body Comparison Tendency, Motivation for Social Media Use, and Social Media Platform on Body Esteem in Young Women
    Puglia, Deanna R., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Public health
  3. Social Media and Self-Esteem: The Relationship of Social Media Usage and Self-Esteem
    Barker, Jody Don, Arkansas State University, 2018, M.S.M.C.
    Subject: Psychology
  4. 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
  5. Positive and Negative Effects of Social Media on Adolescent Well-Being
    Kennedy, Katie, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2019, M.S.
    Subject: Health education
  6. The impact of the media on public opinion of the police
    Mullis, Joseph, California State University, Long Beach, 2009, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
  7. 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
  8. Value Based Intermediation: A Comparative Study of Selected Banks
    Mallick, Zohaib Alam, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (Qatar), 2019, M.S.
    Subject: Banking
  9. The Influence of Social Media on Teens' Self-Esteem
    Gallagher, Shannon M., Rowan University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Social psychology
    The influence of social media on teens' self-esteem
    Gallagher, Shannon Murphy, Rowan University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Social psychology
    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
  10. 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
  11. Our Sunken Place: "Post-Racial" America in Jordan Peele's Get Out
    Hughes, Brooke Dianne-Mae, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Film studies
    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
  12. 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
  13. #TrendingFeminism: The Impact of Digital Feminist Activism
    Clark, Cassie, The George Washington University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Women's studies
  14. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  15. Crisis Management in Social Media: The Importance of Social Media and How Companies Utilize Social Media in Crisis Situations
    Southorn, Isabell, Hawaii Pacific University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Understanding the Marketing and Management of Trails Using Pestel Analysis
    Fosher, Holly, University of New Hampshire, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Recreation
  16. Fast fashion meets luxe: A case study of the brand strategy and consumer perceptions of forever 21
    Petett, Tiffanie Karen Shantel, University of Southern California, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  17. #Effyourbeautystandards: Message Construction in the Body Positivity Movement on Instagram
    Bahr, Nike, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  18. The Impact of Social Media on Mental Health
    Pond, Britini, University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology
  19. Negative Effects of Cyberbullying and Social Media Use among Young Adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Negative effects of cyberbullying and social media usage among young adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  20. How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  21. Where women ruled men: The power and plight of women in ancient Sparta
    Germain, Justin M., Southern Methodist University, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Classical studies
  22. Instagram Influencers: The Effects of Sponsorship on Follower Engagement With Fitness Instagram Celebrities
    Neal, Morgan, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Communication
  23. Collaborative Redesign of Used Clothes as a Sustainable Fashion Solution: Exploring Consumer Interest and Experience
    Janigo, Kristy Ann, University of Minnesota, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Sustainability
    School Resource Officers and the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Discovering Trends of Expulsions in Public Schools
    Pigott, Christina, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
    The Role of Strength of Opinion and Domain of Judgment in the False Consensus Effect
    Leman, Joseph, Villanova University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Social psychology
  24. Contemporary human trafficking in the United States: An analysis of sexual trafficking
    Jacobs, Danielle, California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: American history
    Operationalizing McLuhan's tetrad to focus on innovation effects
    Thomas, John Charles, Iowa State University, 2007, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
  25. K-pop, language, and online fandom: an exploration of korean language use and performativity amongst international k-pop fans
    Crow, Teahlyn Frances, Northern Arizona University, 2019, M.A.
    Subject: Sociolinguistics
    The gendered superhero: An examination of masculinities and femininities in Modern Age DC and Marvel comic books
    Volintine, Jennifer, Northern Illinois University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Cultural anthropology