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Each month ProQuest updates this list of the top 25 Most-Accessed Dissertations and Theses across all subjects, based upon total PDF downloads.

January 2014


  1. Neural Pathways Integrating Circadian Information into the Decision to Trigger Ovulation
    SMARR, BENJAMIN, University of Washington, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Biology, Neuroscience
  2. Intramolecular carbene rearrangements: Experimental and theoretical studies
    BUTCHKO, MARK ANTHONY, University of Notre Dame, 2000, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Chemistry, Organic
  3. The nature of the liaison in developing and sustaining successful business partnerships with high schools
    MURRAY, MAUREEN S., University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2010, Ed.D.
    Subjects: Education, Secondary
  4. 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
  5. The relationship between international law and morality: The claims of offenders
    ZEMACH, ARIEL, Columbia University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Law
  6. Effective versus destructive leader behavior: The motivating role of personal values
    ILLIES, JODY J., The University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2001, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Psychology, Industrial
  7. Agent based modeling and simulation framework for supply chain risk management
    HARPER, TIFFANY J., Air Force Institute of Technology, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Operations Research
  8. Developing intercultural communication competence for leadership
    JONES, DOROTHY L., Temple University, 2000, Ed.D.
    Subjects: Education, Bilingual and Multicultural
  9. Seeing red: Anger, femininity, and the American Indian of nineteenth-century sentimental literature
    CARPENTER, CARI MICHELLE, University of Michigan, 2002, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Literature, American
  10. A phenomenological comparison of the attitudes and perceptions of police officers and mental health professionals when responding to female domestic violence victims in a rural and a suburban setting
    DAHL, AMY RENAE, Walden University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Psychology, Clinical
  11. Leadership and management skills of preservice teachers
    KOH, SHANA E., The Claremont Graduate University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Teacher Training
  12. A study of the fragmentation-fission of uranium-238 on a beryllium-9 target at 81 MeV/u
    NETTLETON, ANTHONY STEVEN, Michigan State University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Physics, Nuclear
  13. A theory of scenario planning
    CHERMACK, THOMAS JAMES, University of Minnesota, 2003, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Business
  14. Synthesis and characterization of nano-scale vanadium oxides, vanadium phosphates as cathodes for lithium batteries
    BAN, CHUNMEI, State University of New York at Binghamton, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Chemistry, Inorganic
  15. Social Media and Risk Communication: The Role of Social Networking Sites in Food-safety Communication
    MOU, YI, University of Connecticut, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mass Communications
  16. Cinema and architecture: Towards understanding the cinematic sense of place and its relationship to the built environment
    DERCLE, JULIE DRAPKIN, University of California, Berkeley, 1992, PH.D.
    Subject: Architecture
  17. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    FERGUSON, KAREN L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Business
  18. Strategy as competitive moves: Extending competitive dynamics research to new markets and new moves
    CHEN, ERIC LI-CHAIN, Stanford University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  19. The impact of balanced scorecard usage on organization performance
    CHRISTESEN, DAVID ALLEN, University of Minnesota, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  20. The influence of Glasser's control theory and reality therapy on educators: A case study
    CULLINANE, DEBRA KAYE, University of San Diego, 1995, Ed.D.
    Subjects: Education, Teacher Training
  21. Modeling of Fluid Flow in Spiral Wound Reverse Osmosis Membranes
    G, SRIVATHSAN, University of Minnesota, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Engineering, Mechanical
  22. Adsorption, chromatographic, and thermogravimetric studies of mesoporous carbon materials with deposited silica
    ZIMMERMAN, DORIS BRIGGS, Kent State University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Chemistry, Analytical
  23. The transformation of Tamar (Genesis 38) in the history of Jewish interpretation
    BLACHMAN, ESTHER TERRY, Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion (California), 2003, D.H.S.
    Subjects: Religion, Biblical Studies
  24. Capsules and cavitands: Concave molecules built on the cyclotribenzylene (CTB) scaffold
    DRAKE, STEPHEN D., Georgetown University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Chemistry, Organic
  25. Metal thiolate and metal sufide clusters in proteins
    SAVELIEFF, MASHA GEORGES, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Chemistry, Inorganic

Masters Theses

  1. The aerodynamic effects of roughness on the performance of a turbine cascade
    ABBOTT, MICHAEL WILLIAM PAUL, Carleton University (Canada), 1994, M.Eng.
    Subjects: Engineering, Aerospace
  2. Advances in the electrodeposition of tantalum from ionic liquids in a technical plating setup
    COWART, SAM V., The University of North Dakota, 2012, M.S.
    Subjects: Engineering, Chemical
  3. Ethnography of communication: A case study of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, "Air Command South"
    LONG, GREGORY B., Gonzaga University, 2010, M.A.
    Subject: Speech Communication
  4. An exploration of William Glasser's choice theory in classroom management
    PAULARINNE, ROBERT P.J., Lakehead University (Canada), 2007, M.Ed.
    Subjects: Education, Teacher Training
  5. An investigation of the effects of roughness on the performance of a turbine cascade
    SERJAK, PETER JOHN, Carleton University (Canada), 1995, M.Eng.
    Subjects: Engineering, Mechanical
  6. Measurements and computations of roughness effects on performance of a HP turbine cascade in compressible flow
    YUAN, LAN QIN, Carleton University (Canada), 2004, M.A.Sc.
    Subjects: Engineering, Aerospace
  7. Determination numerique des instabilites 3D dans une cavite infinie a section carree
    NON, ETIENNE, Universite Laval (Canada), 2003, M.Sc.
    Subject: Mathematics
  8. Development and benefits of a LEED project management database
    SCHMIG, TERI, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2009, M.S.
    Subjects: Engineering, Civil
  9. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    SALIBA, SORAYA, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  10. On the Energy Minimization of Large Molecules
    DAVEY, JAMES A., Carleton University (Canada), 2011, M.Sc.
    Subjects: Chemistry, Physical
  11. Study of Properties of Cryolite -- Lithium Fluoride Melt containing Silica
    THOMAS, SRIDEVI MARIYAM, University of Toronto (Canada), 2012, M.A.Sc.
    Subjects: Engineering, Chemical
  12. Nursing documentation of pain assessment and management in hospitalized pediatric patients
    LOPEZ-CASTOR, ALESSA, Gonzaga University, 2005, M.S.N.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nursing
  13. Slope stability monitoring using remote sensing techniques
    CONTE ROBLES, OMAR A., University of Arkansas, 2012, M.S.C.E.
    Subjects: Engineering, Civil
  14. 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
  15. Multiscale modeling and simulation of material phase change problems: Ice melting and copper crystallization
    WEI, XIUPENG, The University of Iowa, 2010, M.S.
    Subjects: Engineering, Mechanical
  16. Development of Platinum-copper Core-shell Nanocatalyst on Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells
    ADAME, ANTHONY, Arizona State University, 2012, MST
    Subject: Alternative Energy
  17. Evolution of leadership theories
    MASLANKA, ANN M., Grand Valley State University, 2004, M.S.
    Subjects: Sociology, Theory and Methods
  18. Transformation of formaldehyde aminals into diaminocarbenes and carbenium salts
    RODEZNO, JOSE MANUEL, University of Toronto (Canada), 2001, M.Sc.
    Subjects: Chemistry, Inorganic
  19. Miscibility and organization of organic monolayers: A solid-state NMR approach
    YACH, KIMBERLY A., McGill University (Canada), 2001, M.Sc.
    Subjects: Chemistry, Physical
  20. Laccases from Pleurotus ostreatus: Production, characterization and application in organic solvent systems with special respect to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon oxidation
    REIMER, PATRICK DANIEL, University of Alberta (Canada), 2001, M.Sc.
    Subjects: Chemistry, Organic
  21. Conjugation of biological and carbon nanoparticles for applications in electronics and cell imaging
    OXSHER, JERRY RICHARD, II, University of South Carolina, 2011, M.S.
    Subjects: Chemistry, Physical
  22. Prediction of rainfall and snowmelt-produced runoff: Linking a hydrologic model with remote sensing and GIS
    LEVICK, LAINIE ROBIN, The University of Arizona, 1998, M.S.
    Subject: Hydrology
  23. Commande de robots manipulants un objet en temps reel
    HASSANE, ABDELKADER, Ecole de Technologie Superieure (Canada), 2003, M.Ing.
    Subjects: Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
  24. High temperature ceramic superconductors: Oxalate co-precipitation procedure for synthesis and influence of compositional variations
    AL-SHAFEI, MANSOUR AHMED, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia), 1990, M.S.
    Subjects: Chemistry, General
  25. Assessing sustainable rural development: A participatory impact assessment of the IPCA project in Honduras
    CLASSEN, LAUREN STEPHANIE, University of Guelph (Canada), 2003, M.A.
    Subjects: Sociology, Social Structure and Development