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January 2016


  1. Transformational Leadership, Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, and Non-Supervisory Nurses' Intention to Leave
    Gregory, Audrey, Lynn University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  2. 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
  3. Paternalistic leadership styles and follower performance: Examining mediating variables in a multi-level model
    Chan, Chi Hong Simon, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong), 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  4. Advances in blind source separation
    Osterwise, Christopher Thomas Paul, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  5. Average-value modeling of hysteresis current control in power electronics
    Chen, Hanling, University of Kentucky, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  6. A Web-based test of interlanguage pragmalinguistic knowledge: Speech acts, routines, implicatures
    Roever, Carsten, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: Linguistics
  7. Multi-axial active isolation for seismic protection of buildings
    Chang, Chia-Ming, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Civil engineering
  8. A mixed methods approach to understanding school counseling program evaluation: High school counselors' methods and perceptions
    Aucoin, Jennifer Mangrum, Sam Houston State University, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: School counseling
  9. Pragmatic performance in comprehension and production of English as a second language
    Taguchi, Naoko, Northern Arizona University, 2003, Ph.D.
    Subject: Linguistics
  10. Structure, rheology, and thermodynamics of wormlike micelle-nanoparticle mixtures
    Helgeson, Matthew E., University of Delaware, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Chemical engineering
  11. The Osiris Temple at Abydos: An archaeological investigation of the architecture and decorative elements of two temple phases
    Marlar, Michelle, New York University, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Art history
  12. A case study defining servant leadership in the workplace
    Contee-Borders, Angela Karmalita, Regent University, 2002, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  13. Evaluation of researchers and their research: Toward making the implicit explict
    Coryn, Chris L. S., Western Michigan University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Science history
  14. Experimental investigation of the noise reduction of supersonic exhaust jets with fluidic inserts
    Powers, Russell William Walter, The Pennsylvania State University, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Aerospace engineering
  15. Low frequency acoustic energy harvesting
    Li, Bin, Southern Methodist University, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Energy
  16. Exploring the connection between a corporate executive's leadership styles and their sexual orientation
    Wright, Michael Paul, University of Pennsylvania, 2009, Ed.D.
    Subject: Business education
  17. Egyptian Airs: The Life of Luxury in Roman Wall Painting
    Pearson, Stephanie Kelley, University of California, Berkeley, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Art history
  18. Unified power conditioner using fact device
    Kantaria, Rakesh, Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (India), 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  19. The politics of "compressed development" in new media: Cable television, diversity, and new challenges for Korean democracy
    Nam, Siho, The Pennsylvania State University, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mass communication
  20. Tuthmosis I
    Baligh, Randa Omar Kazem, Yale University, 1997, Ph.D.
    Subject: Ancient history
  21. Application of Urban Climatic Map to Urban Planning of High Density Cities - A Case Study of Hong Kong
    Ren, Chao, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Architecture
  22. Experimental investigation of gasoline compression ignition combustion in a light-duty diesel engine
    Loeper, C. Paul, The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
  23. Understanding the brain through its spatial structure
    Morrison, Will Zachary, Boston University, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Theoretical physics
  24. Spatiotemporal dynamics of forest degradation by selective logging and forest fire in the Brazilian Amazon
    Matricardi, Eraldo A. T., Michigan State University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Geography
    The effects of active flow control on high-speed jet flow physics and noise
    Berger, Zachary P., Syracuse University, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
    Ego-integrity versus ego-despair: The effect of "accepting the past" on depression in the elderly
    Kezel, Fariba, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  25. The current state of project risk management practices among risk sensitive project management professionals
    Voetsch, Robert James, The George Washington University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    Job stress, burnout, job satisfaction, and intention to leave among registered nurses employed in hospital settings in the state of Florida
    Hazell, Kenneth W., Lynn University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
    The iconography of humiliation: The depiction and treatment of bound foreigners in New Kingdom Egypt
    Janzen, Mark D., The University of Memphis, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Ancient history

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: Communication
  2. Thinking Aloud in the Science Classroom: Can a literacy strategy increase student learning in science?
    Mockel, Lindsey Joan, Portland State University, 2013, M.S.T.
    Subject: Science education
  3. 'Making Public Life Work': Can Public Journalism Be Used as a Tool to Further Development in South Africa?
    Vongdouangchanh, Amphavanh Bea, Carleton University (Canada), 2011, M.J.
    Subject: Journalism
  4. Innovative noise analysis and abatement design for large mining vehicles
    Angione, Frank, University of Windsor (Canada), 2015, M.A.Sc.
    Subject: Mining engineering
  5. 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
  6. How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  7. Experimental evaluation of vehicle cabin noise from suspension induced vibrations using transfer path and psychoacoustic analysis techniques
    Radic, Nebojsa, University of Windsor (Canada), 2008, M.A.Sc.
    Subject: Automotive engineering
  8. Evolution of leadership theories
    Maslanka, Ann M., Grand Valley State University, 2004, M.S.
    Subject: Social research
  9. Instagram: Why do we Post?
    Bradley, Peter, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
  10. The genealogy of an Atlantic world order: Just war, the Jesuit position, and racial hierarchy in colonial Brazil
    Cagle, Hugh Glenn, University of Kansas, 2005, M.A.
    Subject: Religious history
    Affordable housing in London
    Bye, Mary-Ann, University of London, University College London (United Kingdom), 2005, M.Sc.
    Subject: Urban planning
  11. The role of communication and listening in leadership
    Van Engen, Elinor Kae, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  12. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  13. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    An approach using active structural acoustic control for the reduction of structure-borne road noise
    Douville, Hugo, Universite de Sherbrooke (Canada), 2004, M.Sc.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
  14. Training end-users: The application of cognitive theory to learning a database software package
    Lyn, Andre Tyrone, Carleton University (Canada), 1997, M.M.S.
    Subject: Management
  15. The future of journalism online: A case for E-journalism
    Washburn, Robert, York University (Canada), 2009, M.A.
    Subject: Journalism
  16. Viewing landscapes through GIS: The Higuchi viewshed approach
    La Kose, Laura, West Virginia University, 2004, M.A.
    Subject: Geography
  17. Universal design in education: The missing link?
    Reimer, Ken, University of Manitoba (Canada), 2010, M.Ed.
    Subject: Special education
  18. Experimental enhancement of single slope solar still
    Aves, Mohammed, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia), 2011, M.S.
    Subject: Aerospace engineering
    Transformational and transactional leadership in human service organizations: A descriptive analysis
    Kuckartz, Rick, The University of Regina (Canada), 2003, M.S.W.
    Subject: Social work
  19. REALight: A Material Acquisition and Editing System for Kinect Scenes
    Das, Ritwik, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Computer science
  20. The mind/body connection: The impact of the mind and emotions on health
    Lennox, Marjorie Gertude, The University of Texas at Arlington, 1989, M.S.S.W.
    Subject: Social work
    Design, analysis and testing of rotary type micro thermal actuators
    Anwar, M. Arefin, Concordia University (Canada), 2007, M.A.Sc.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
    Parenting and disciplinary practices of Iranian mothers: A quantitative study
    Soltani, Ahdeyh, California State University, Long Beach, 2015, M.S.W.
    Subject: Social work
  21. Arab wayfinding on land and at sea: An historical comparison of traditional navigation techniques
    Al Hosani, Naeema Mohamed, University of Kansas, 2005, M.A.
    Subject: Geography
  22. Life without boundaries: A positive deviance inquiry of communication behaviors that influence academic success of learning-disabled university students
    Kallman, Davi Israel, The University of Texas at El Paso, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    The Influence of Materials and Fabrication Techniques on Dye-sensitized Solar Cell Performance
    Myers, Daniel J., University of Washington, 2012, Master's
    Subject: Nanotechnology
  23. A study of the effect of innovatively textured Portland Cement Concrete roadway surfaces on tire-pavement noise
    Wulf, Tanya B., Purdue University, 2010, M.S.M.E.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
    "Just do it!": A rhetorical criticism of Nike's "Hero" advertising campaign for women
    Lewis, Jennifer Joi, University of Montana, 2004, M.A.
    Subject: Rhetoric
    How Does Technology Affect Communication in the Workplace?
    Huffman, Kathleen E., The College of St. Scholastica, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  24. Social media marketing in a small business: A case study
    Cox, Sarah Lynne, Purdue University, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
  25. The effects of using ''real women'' in advertising
    Remke, Danasue Amber, Oklahoma State University, 2011, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication