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February 2017


  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Employment and occupational choice of people with disabilities in the United States
    Mitra, Monika, Boston University, 1997, Ph.D.
    Subject: Geography
  4. Corruption: Political determinants and macroeconomic effects
    Ahlin, Christian Robert, The University of Chicago, 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: Economics
  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. 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
  7. The Roman Villa in Calabria: Case Studies in Visual Culture
    Trentinella, Rosemarie, New York University, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Art history
  8. 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
  9. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    Ferguson, Karen L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business education
  10. The impact of psychotherapy clients on marriage and family therapists
    Masi, Maria Victoria, Kansas State University, 2003, Ph.D.
    Subject: Individual & family studies
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. The development of homeland security partnerships: A comparative analysis from the financial security arena
    Kumar, Amit, American University, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Public administration
    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
    Authentic transformational leadership and implicit leadership theories
    Nichols, Thomas W., University of North Texas, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    The impact of music education on academic achievement in reading and math
    Deere, Kelli Beth, Union University, 2010, Ed.D.
    Subject: Music education
  14. Effect of E-service Quality on Customer Online Repurchase Intentions
    Liu, Tung-Hsuan, Lynn University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Information technology
  15. Sugar Creek Resort: A public-private partnership puzzle
    Young, Gary B., Indiana University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Recreation
    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
  16. The impact of balanced scorecard usage on organization performance
    Christesen, David Allen, University of Minnesota, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  17. 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
  18. Exploring generational differences among Millennials, Gen Xers, and Baby Boomers: Work values, manager behavior expectations, and the impact of manager behaviors on work engagement
    Murphy, Michelle Marie, Alliant International University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Organizational behavior
    Effects of knowing an HIV-infected heterosexual student on the sexual behavior of college students
    Smith, Libby, Northern Arizona University, 1993, ED.D.
    Subject: Health education
  19. A philosophical analysis of conceptual models of nursing
    Sellers, Sandra Courtney, Iowa State University, 1991, PH.D.
    Subject: Health Sciences, Education
  20. The Impact of Leadership Behavior on Employee Engagement
    Li, Yong, Lawrence Technological University, 2016, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  21. An analysis of the governance and administrative elements of a public-private partnership approach to community-based education
    Feres-Lewin, Celia, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2000, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  22. Modelling the influence of green brand image on brand loyalty in technology products: Relationships among green brand image, brand identification, perceived value and brand loyalty
    Kuo, Hui-yi, Alliant International University, 2012, D.B.A.
    Subject: Marketing
  23. Characterization of delamination in 2099-T861 aluminum-lithium
    McDonald, Russell J., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
    The Effects of Price Discount Promotions on Consumer Responses
    Hao, Liaogang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
    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
  24. The relationship of school uniforms to student attendance, achievement, and discipline
    Sowell, Russell Edward, Liberty University, 2012, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  25. Consumer perception of brand equity measurement: A new scale
    Baalbaki, Sally Samih, University of North Texas, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing

Masters Theses

  1. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Leading the walking dead: Portrayals of power and authority in the post-apocalyptic television show
    Hudgens, Laura, Middle Tennessee State University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
  6. The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) as a model defense acquisition program? Contesting values and policy
    Wilkerson, Robert A., Georgetown University, 2010, M.A.L.S.
    Subject: Political science
  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. Nurse Administrators' and Nurse Managers' attitudes about Nurse-To-Patient ratios, the nurse shortage, job satisfaction, and patient care
    Erdahl-Wynia, Shelley, South Dakota State University, 2008, M.S.
    Subject: Nursing
  9. The Effects of Watson's Theory of Caring and the Nurse Utilization of Caring Attributes's theory of caring and the nurse utilization of caring attributes
    Owens, Mary Michaele, Gardner-Webb University, 2013, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  10. Mechanical Subsystem Development for the CanX-7 Nanosatellite, the NEMO-HD Microsatellite, and the XPOD Mass Dummy
    Chung, John Chi-Jen, University of Toronto (Canada), 2014, M.A.S.
    Subject: Aerospace engineering
  11. Portrayals of mental illness in primetime television and psychotropic drug commercials
    Ritter, Erin C., University of Delaware, 2006, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
    Police Militarization: Attitudes Towards the Militarization of the American Police
    Wyrick, Phillip T., East Tennessee State University, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology
  12. Green products and green marketing: Factors affecting consumers' purchases of green products
    Donikini, Rajyalaxmi, Tennessee State University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Agricultural economics
    Viral marketing A new branding strategy to influence consumers
    Yang, Xiaofang, University of Ottawa (Canada), 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Marketing
  13. Instagram: Why do we Post?
    Bradley, Peter, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
  14. Instagram and Women's Bodies on Display
    Carney, Kirsten, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Communication
  15. Illegal immigration in the USA: Analysis of attitudes and policy changes
    Creadle, Veronika, Kean University, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Public policy
  16. 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
    Case study: Redesigning a college Website to include accessibility, usability, and adherence to Web standards
    Pruitt, Cheryl A., California State University, Long Beach, 2005, M.S.
    Subject: Computer science
    Measuring the Organizational Effectiveness of Public-Private Partnerships: A Case Study of the Department of Energy's Clean Cities Public-Private Partnership Program
    Gerace, Sarah Jean, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2011, M.S.
    Subject: Public administration
    Synagogue consolidation in post-war New Jersey The Case Study of Woodbridge Township
    Gosnell, Jason Ross, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Judaic studies
  17. Social media use and self-esteem in undergraduate students
    Pineiro, Carly R., Rowan University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Social research
    Ethics in marketing research, target marketing, and advertising
    Shields, Angela, The College of St. Scholastica, 2011, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    Preventing obesity among foster youth through nutrition and outdoor activities: A grant proposal
    Luna, Danny, California State University, Long Beach, 2014, M.S.W.
    Subject: Social work
    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
    Business Intelligence: Evolution and Future Trends
    Bataweel, Dalal Suliman, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  18. Cybersecurity in drones
    Mohan, Manimaran, Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Computer science
    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
  19. Refresh. Create. Inspire: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Mission, Vision and Values Behind The Coca-Cola Company and the Digital Marketing Strategies of the "Open Happiness" Campaign
    Svendsen, Sara Edith, Liberty University, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Marketing
    Love in the time of smartphones: A comparative analysis of the dating application "Tinder"
    Hess, Rachael E., University of South Alabama, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Analyzing the impact of commercial drone use on United States society
    Harrison, Angeo J., Utica College, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
    Sanctuary cities and crime
    Hernandez, Kevin A., The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Political science
  20. The effects of a token economy on students with autism
    Hedrick, Kellie, Western Illinois University, 2016, M.S.Ed.
    Subject: Special education
  21. Emergency nurses' knowledge of disaster procedures/management
    Haney, Starre Ann, Arizona State University, 1996, M.S.
    Subject: Nursing
  22. The cultural commodification of identity: Hip-hop authenticity
    Quick, Rachel K., University of Missouri - Columbia, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  23. Dove Campaign for Real Beauty
    Goins, Kaitlin Elyse, The University of Alabama, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Raman studies on the aluminate and carbonate anions in aqueous solutions
    Zhou, Yixin, Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada), 1995, M.SC.
    Subject: Physical chemistry
  24. Work-life balance: What are the current policy trends in the United States for dealing with the issue of work-life balance?
    Miller, Margaret, State University of New York Empire State College, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Business administration
    A critical review of in-store and online impulse purchase behavior
    Sirhindi, Amna, Oklahoma State University, 2010, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
    The organic beauty industry: A gendered economic review
    Connelly, Brianna D., University of Denver, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Environmental economics
    Facebook and Relationships: A Study of How Social Media Use is Affecting Long-Term Relationships
    Farrugia, Rianne C., Rochester Institute of Technology, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
    The effects of social media on national security within the United States
    Lumpp, Taylor G., Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Web studies
    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
    Gender role portrayals of modern Disney royalty: Stereotypical or androgynous?
    Lopreore, Katie M., Middle Tennessee State University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Gender studies
    Community Policing in the 21st Century: The case of the Ottawa Police Service
    Dagg, Zachary V., University of Ottawa (Canada), 2010, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology
  25. The Affordable Care Act of 2010 impact on insurance companies, providers, and patients
    Jones, La Sheka, Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Health care management
    Effects of kettlebell swing vs. explosive deadlift training on power
    Maulit, Matthew, California State University, Fullerton, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Kinesiology
    What Is Social About Social Media Users? How Social Media Efficacy Impacts Information Evaluation Online
    Hocevar, Kristin Page, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
    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
    Physicians' perceptions of nurse practitioners and collaboration
    MacDonald, Jane Agnes Thornton, University of Manitoba (Canada), 2001, M.N.
    Subject: Nursing