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January 2017


  1. Parental perceptions of play: The influences of parent gender, gender role attitudes, and parenting styles on parent attitudes toward child play
    Horwath-Oliver, Courtney, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Social psychology
  2. "Clearer than truth": Determining and preserving grand strategy. The evolution of American policy toward the People's Republic of China under Truman and Nixon
    Crowley, Monica Elizabeth, Columbia University, 2000, Ph.D.
    Subject: International law
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. The nature of parasocial relationships
    Knowles, Megan L., Northwestern University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Social psychology
  7. 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
  8. A rich metadata filesystem for scientific data
    Bui, Hoang, University of Notre Dame, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Computer science
  9. Characteristics of the Learning Discourse in Learning Mathematics with Applets
    Repolusk, Samo, Univerza v Mariboru (Slovenia), 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mathematics education
  10. The political cartoonist as historian: the league of nations debate in the u.s.a., 1918-1922: a case study
    Walker, Joyce A., University of Aberdeen (United Kingdom), 1999, Ph.D.
    Subject: European history
  11. Empirical relationships among servant, transformational, and transactional leadership: Similarities, differences, and correlations with job satisfaction and organizational commitment
    Washington, Rynetta R., Auburn University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    A philosophical analysis of conceptual models of nursing
    Sellers, Sandra Courtney, Iowa State University, 1991, PH.D.
    Subject: Health Sciences, Education
  12. The cancer pain experience in Thai patients: Meanings of cancer pain, control over pain, pain coping, and pain outcomes
    Petpichetchian, Wongchan, Wayne State University, 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  13. 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
  14. Investigation of Alternative Fuels and Advanced Engine Technology: Improving Engine Efficiency and Reducing Emissions
    Rapp, Vi Hai, University of California, Berkeley, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
  15. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    Ferguson, Karen L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business education
  16. 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
    The role of social networks in the adjustment and academic success of international students: A case study of a university in the Southwest
    Kisang, Benjamin, The University of Arizona, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Higher education
  17. Combustion in homogeneous charge compression ignition engines: Experiments and detailed chemical kinetic simulations
    Flowers, Daniel Lee, University of California, Davis, 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
    Predictors of purchase intention toward green apparel products in the U.S. and China
    Ko, Seung Bong, Oklahoma State University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Social research
    Attitudes toward blindness and the ego-defense styles of the economically blind, the totally blind, and the sighted
    Waldron, Susan J., New York University, 1991, Ph.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  18. The effect of emotional labor on depression and job dissatisfaction among young workers
    de Castro, Arnold Brian (Butch), The Johns Hopkins University, 2003, Ph.D.
    Subject: Public health
    Late Roman and early Byzantine floor mosaics in Cilicia
    Tulek, Fusun, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Art history
    Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    Cardosi, Cynthia A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  19. Impact of strategic sourcing, e-procurement and integration on supply chain risk mitigation and performance
    Kim, Minkyun, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  20. The relationship of leaderships' communication to employee engagement and intent to stay
    Harris, Louise Littler, University of Minnesota, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  21. The relationships among social intelligence, emotional intelligence, cultural intelligence and cultural exposure
    Crowne, Kerri Anne, Temple University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    Transitivity and grammatical relations in Inuktitut
    Johns, Alana, University of Ottawa (Canada), 1987, Ph.D.
    Subject: Language
    Understanding sexuality during pregnancy: The development and psychometric analysis of two scales
    Jawed-Wessel, Sofia, Indiana University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Public health
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. Smart Grid Operations Integrated with Plug-in Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy Resources
    Su, Wencong, North Carolina State University, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Electrical engineering

Masters Theses

  1. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  2. 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
  3. Etiological and hypothetical considerations of blindisms with regard to early childhood development
    Clement, Stanley Royal, University of Southern California, 1976, M.S.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Passive control of combustion noise and thermo-acoustic instability with porous inert media
    Smith, Zachary A., The University of Alabama, 2011, M.S.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
  8. Corrosion and leaching study of low copper (I) oxide paints for antifouling application
    Parekh, Hansika, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2009, M.S.
    Subject: Polymer chemistry
  9. Exhibition fashion design: H&M concept store
    Aladjem-Paran, Elinore, Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, 2009, M.A.
    Subject: Design
  10. Representation of male and female cosmetic surgery patients: Analysis of gender relations in the cosmetic surgery industry
    Lamidi, Esther Omowumi, Western Illinois University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Social structure
  11. 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
  12. Evolution of leadership theories
    Maslanka, Ann M., Grand Valley State University, 2004, M.S.
    Subject: Social research
  13. The themes of conformity and nonconformity in Lois Lowry's "Number the Stars" and "The Giver"
    Tyrrell, Susan Michelle, Texas A&M University - Commerce, 2000, M.A.
    Subject: American literature
    Effects of sex education policy on teenage pregnancy risk: The case for comprehensive education in schools
    Perez, Melissa A., Georgetown University, 2014, M.P.P.
    Subject: Health education
  14. Instagram and Women's Bodies on Display
    Carney, Kirsten, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Communication
    An exploratory study of the boutique hotel experience: Research on experience economy and designed customer experience
    Gao, Lilu, Purdue University, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Management
    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
    Organizations and communication technologies: A study of organizational adaptation
    Mustard, Kimberley Ann, University of Calgary (Canada), 2000, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
  15. Comparison of three different post-pitching recovery strategies
    Jensen, Nicholas, University of Delaware, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Health sciences
    Green products and green marketing: Factors affecting consumers' purchases of green products
    Donikini, Rajyalaxmi, Tennessee State University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Agricultural economics
    Internet usage, self-efficacy, and proactive coping skills
    Zurawski, Janina, California State University, Long Beach, 2015, M.S.W.
    Subject: Social work
    Affective factors in second language acquisition: A critical review of the literature
    Yokochi, Laura M., West Virginia University, 2003, M.A.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  16. Instagram: Why do we Post?
    Bradley, Peter, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
    Portuguese food in Toronto: Exploring the relationship between food practices and ethnic identification
    Valentim, Rodolfo, York University (Canada), 2003, M.A.
    Subject: Cultural anthropology
    Sales management in the bottom of the pyramid (BoP) market using alternative distribution channels
    Mtshemla, Nosipho, University of Pretoria (South Africa), 2014, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  17. Exploring sustainability VALS: Sustainability value, lifestyle-practices and stewardship
    Lee, Stacy Hyun-Nam, University of North Texas, 2011, M.S.
    Subject: Sustainability
    A comparison of student learning in paid and unpaid internships
    Rabinowitz, Tara Joyce, University of South Carolina, 2015, M.Ed.
    Subject: Educational administration
  18. 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
    Implementing Lean Manufacturing into newspaper production operations
    Engum, Marianne, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2009, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
    Feminist approaches for addressing patriarchy and gender inequality in educational settings
    Wiggen, Elizabeth, Northern Arizona University, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Educational sociology
  19. How Does Technology Affect Communication in the Workplace?
    Huffman, Kathleen E., The College of St. Scholastica, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Management
    Gender discrimination in the workplace
    Childs, Sheena, State University of New York Empire State College, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Women's studies
    Developing a change management plan for organizational transformation
    Meade, Kimberly J., California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2013, M.S.Q.A.
    Subject: Management
    Return on investment concerns in social media marketing: An examination of recent cases
    Wendlandt, Luke Benjamin, The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  20. Big data analytics using Hadoop tools
    Chullipparambil, Chinnu Padman, San Diego State University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Computer science
    Viral marketing A new branding strategy to influence consumers
    Yang, Xiaofang, University of Ottawa (Canada), 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Marketing
    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
    The effects of self-regulation and self-efficacy on academic outcome
    Los, Ryan E. B., University of South Dakota, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  21. 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
    Relations between teachers' motivation and students' motivation: A self-determination theory perspective
    Ahn, Inok, Purdue University, 2014, M.S.Ed.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  22. The use of social media by governmental and nongovernmental organizations in Saudi Arabia
    Alruwayshid, Saja, Bowie State University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Organization theory
    Static and dynamic inventory models under inflation, time value of money and permissible delay in payment
    Khorrami, Babak, West Virginia University, 2001, M.S.I.E.
    Subject: Industrial engineering
    Urban growth monitoring of Birmingham, AL using Landsat MSS and TM imagery
    Trousdale, Matthew Gavin, The University of Alabama, 2010, M.S.
    Subject: Remote sensing
    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
    Lagrangian Fluid Element Tracking and Estimation of Local Displacement Speeds in Turbulent Premixed Flames
    Ramji, Sarah Ann, University of Toronto (Canada), 2015, M.A.S.
    Subject: Aerospace engineering
  23. Justifying war in Ukraine: An analysis of speeches, excerpts and interviews by Vladimir Putin
    Goudimiak, Irene, Duquesne University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Political science
    Study Abroad-'Self'ie: U.S. International Student Identity and Cross-Cultural Adaptation on Instagram
    Woychick, Lindsay, Gonzaga University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Branding and Marketing Museums in a Global and Digital Age: The Struggle to Compete
    Maxwell, Whitney B., Sotheby's Institute of Art - New York, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Marketing
    The mechanics of effective press release writing
    Woolley, Janelle, Southeastern Louisiana University, 2004, M.A.
    Subject: Rhetoric
  24. Sanctuary cities and crime
    Hernandez, Kevin A., The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Political science
    Design research and research design: Application of quantitative methodology to the design process
    Wise, Ruth E., University of Cincinnati, 2008, M.Des.
    Subject: Design
    Understanding recidivism among juvenile offenders: Perspectives of "experts" in Polk County, Iowa
    Cooley, Kiersten, American University, 2010, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology
    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
    The cultural commodification of identity: Hip-hop authenticity
    Quick, Rachel K., University of Missouri - Columbia, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Obama(TM): Political branding and participation in the 2012 U.S. presidential election
    Lewandowski, Andrew David, Georgetown University, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Political science
    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: Communication
  25. Analysis of the impact of technological advances on financial institutions
    Michalow, Michelle J., Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Banking
    An investigation on using BIM for sustainability analysis using the LEED rating system
    Zhao, Xin, University of Southern California, 2011, M.B.S.
    Subject: Architecture
    Collections care and management at the Howard Steamboat Museum Inc.
    Wanke, Katherine LeClerq, University of Louisville, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Museum studies
    Representing Us All? Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Orange Is the New Black
    Chavez, Michael, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Gender studies
    Fake and spam messages: Detecting misinformation during natural disasters on social media
    Rajdev, Meet, Utah State University, 2015, M.C.S.
    Subject: Computer science