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February 2015


    EVANECHKO, PETER OREST, University of Alberta (Canada), 1970, Ph.D.
    Subject: Education, Educational Psychology
    WILSON, LARRY CHARLES, Wayne State University, 1976, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education, Administration
  3. 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
  4. The rise of the Sun God and the determination of destiny in ancient Mesopotamia
    Polonsky, Janice, University of Pennsylvania, 2002, Ph.D.
    Subject: Language, Ancient
    STURDIVANT, ROBERT VICTOR, Emory University, 1972, Ph.D.
    Subject: Religion, General
    TATE, GEORGE THOMAS, JR., Florida Atlantic University, 1974, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education, Administration
  7. Genre analysis of the argumentative letter: The case of ESL novice writers
    Grujicic-Alatriste, Lubie, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2005, Ed.D.
    Subject: Language, Linguistics
  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.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  9. Cognitive behavioral techniques used to complement medication for improved pain control in cancer treatment
    Solito, Tricia K', University of South Carolina, 2009, D.N.P.
    Subject: Health Sciences, Nursing
    MCKELLIPS, RAYMOND LEON, Oklahoma State University, 1964, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education, General
    FISHER, JAMES LEE, Northwestern University, 1964, Ph.D.
    Subject: Education, Educational Psychology
  12. Indigenizing the Cold War: Nation-Building by the Border Patrol Police of Thailand, 1945-1980
    Hyun, Sinae, The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: History, Asia, Australia and Oceania
  13. The impact of psychotherapy clients on marriage and family therapists
    Masi, Maria Victoria, Kansas State University, 2003, Ph.D.
    Subject: Sociology, Individual and Family Studies
  14. The effectiveness of Reiki as a complement to traditional mental health services
    Kelley, William D., Jr., Northcentral University, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Psychology, Behavioral
  15. Conceptions and beliefs about spousal abuse among social work undergraduate students in Hong Kong
    Tam, Suet Yan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Women's Studies
  16. Modulation and control of a class of modular multilevel converters for high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission systems
    Qin, Jiangchao, Purdue University, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
  17. 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.
    Subject: Health Sciences, Nursing
  18. 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
    Real-time small signal stability assessment of the power electronic-based components in contemporary distribution systems
    Salmani, M. Amin, The Florida State University, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
  19. Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    Cardosi, Cynthia A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Educational Psychology
    Leadership and management skills of preservice teachers
    Koh, Shana E., The Claremont Graduate University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Education, Teacher Training
  20. Opening the gates to foster scholarship for urban students: Organizational policies and systemic practices in a high performing high poverty urban high school
    Ellis, Regina Anderson, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2012, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education, Leadership
    BOSCH, WARREN LUTHER, University of Kansas, 1967, Ph.D.
    Subject: Chemistry, Organic
  21. Academic integrity: A case study
    Matye Edwards, Lisa M., University of Northern Colorado, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Education, Higher
  22. 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
  23. Modeling seasonal hydrologic response to forest harvesting and road construction: The role of drainage organization
    Tague, Christina Lee, University of Toronto (Canada), 2000, Ph.D.
    Subject: Hydrology
  24. Perspectives of battered women regarding the criminal justice system
    Noone, Diana Colombo, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2000, Ph.D.
    Subject: Social Work
  25. Metal hydride and pyrophoric fuel additives for dicyclopentadiene based hybrid propellants
    Shark, Steven C., Purdue University, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Aerospace

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. The effect of personality characteristics and various aspects of genetic counseling on compassion fatigue, satisfaction, and burnout
    Luck, Tinnelle T., Howard University, 2009, M.S.
    Subject: Biology, Genetics
  3. The effect of equine assisted psychotherapy on coping resiliency
    Devine, Julia, Prescott College, 2009, M.A.
    Subject: Psychology, Clinical
  4. Suggested outline for a course of study in music theory for high schools based on recognized college texts
    Fryberger, Alan L., University of Montana, 1952, M.M.E.
    Subject: Education, Music
  5. How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Speech Communication
  6. Social support, health behaviors, and academic success in college students
    Fox, Megan C., East Carolina University, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Psychology, Counseling
    Youth Character Strengths, Peer Victimization, and Well-Being: Understanding Associations between Positive Traits, Social Experiences, and Positive Psychological Outcomes
    Frank, Michael J., University of South Florida, 2016, *Ed.S.
    Subjects: Education, Educational Psychology
    Parent education classes: Normal child development in the first two years
    Herrick, Julia Catharine, University of Southern California, 1993, M.S.
    Subject: Education, Health
  7. Assessment of inundation risk from sea level rise and storm surge in coastal national parks
    Murdukhayeva, Angelica, University of Rhode Island, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Environmental Sciences
  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 effects of divorce on children
    Gandelman, Polina, Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center, 2009, M.A.
    Subject: Psychology, Clinical
    How Does Technology Affect Communication in the Workplace?
    Huffman, Kathleen E., The College of St. Scholastica, 2011, M.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
    Harmonics in power distribution systems, causes, effects, and solutions
    Hijazi, Mansour Mohammed, Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, 2014, M.Eng.
    Subject: Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
  10. Gender discrimination in the workplace
    Childs, Sheena, State University of New York Empire State College, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Women's Studies
    Evaluation of security availability of data components for a renewable energy micro Smart Grid system
    Aguilera Zambrano, Leonel, The University of Texas - Pan American, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
    Towards Uncertainty in Micro-grids: Planning, Control and Investment
    Farzan, Farnaz, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  11. Developments in processing and ballistics of dicyclopentadiene-based composite solid propellants
    O'Neil, Patrick T., Purdue University, 2012, M.S.M.E.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  12. Are genetically modified foods good? The welfare implications of agricultural biotechnology
    Plunkett, Marni Dionne, University of Calgary (Canada), 2000, M.A.
    Subject: Economics, Agricultural
  13. Renewable energy integration: An approach for micro-grid optimization
    Lopez, Nicolas, The University of Texas at El Paso, 2010, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering, Environmental
    Analysis of power converter's control techniques in Grid-Tie and AC Micro/Smart Grid
    Alfares, Abdulgafor Mohammed, Marquette University, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
    Application of distributed generation sources for micro-grid power quality enhancement
    Rafiei, Sepide, Queen's University (Canada), 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
    Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  14. Organizational change: The role of organizational culture and employees' trust in their managers
    Khan, Shahid Zaman, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick, 2011, M.S.
    Subject: Sociology, Organizational
    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
  15. What is the perceived impact of social media on personal relationships in adolescence?
    Sexton, Samantha, Gonzaga University, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Speech Communication
    Energy Management Control for Multimode Microgrid Renewable Integration
    Ramachandran, Roopa, West Virginia University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
  16. Analysis of two-stage shunt capacitor bank protection deficiencies with mitigation suggested
    Patterson, Russell William, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2013, M.S.E.
    Subject: Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
  17. 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
  18. Factors that affect the usage of fitness and recreation centers by students on college campuses
    Smith, Shaina, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2011, M.S.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Recreation
  19. Evolution of leadership theories
    Maslanka, Ann M., Grand Valley State University, 2004, M.S.
    Subject: Sociology, Theory and Methods
    Transaction cost model for infrastructure public private partnerships in the US
    Farajian, Morteza, University of Maryland, College Park, 2010, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering, Civil
    A re-evaluation of the war poetry of Siegfried Sassoon
    Baillargeon, Gerald V, University of Windsor (Canada), 1973, M.A.
    Subject: Literature, General
  20. Facebook and social penetration theory
    Olson, Amanda M., Gonzaga University, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Speech Communication
    Analysis and Design of a High Efficiency Energy Regenerative Snubber Applied to a Tapped Inductor Boost Converter
    Gu, Fei, University of California, Irvine, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
  21. Tattoo stigma and job discrimination
    Drazewski, Phil, Illinois State University, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Psychology, Industrial
  22. Active and passive filtering of whole blood for lab-on-chip biosensors
    Akinfolarin, Asad A., University of Rhode Island, 2011, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
    A reach control approach to bumpless transfer of robotic manipulators
    Martino, Matthew, University of Toronto (Canada), 2014, M.A.S.
    Subject: Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
    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: Speech Communication
  23. A Reluctant Modernist: Reassessing the Modernist Elements in Siegfried Sassoon's War Writing
    Mullally, Finley Lawrence, Royal Military College of Canada (Canada), 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Literature, Modern
  24. Strategic contingency planning
    Scott-Martinet, Karen, California State University, Long Beach, 2006, M.S.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  25. Implementing Lean Manufacturing into newspaper production operations
    Engum, Marianne, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2009, M.S.
    Subject: Mass Communications