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July 2014


  1. Improving the skills of remedial-writing students with strategies for revising
    SPENCER, CYNTHIA ANN, The Pennsylvania State University, 2002, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Educational Psychology
  2. An experimental and numerical investigation of two-phase slug flow in a vertical tube
    DEJESUS, JULIO MANUEL MENDES, University of Toronto (Canada), 1997, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Chemical
  3. 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
  4. A sociocultural approach to teaching and researching second languages: Systemic-theoretical instruction and second language development
    NEGUERUELA, EDUARDO, The Pennsylvania State University, 2003, Ph.D.
    Subject: Literature, Romance
  5. Model based control of machining processes: Exploration of Bayesian statistical methods for identification and control
    MEHTA, PARIKSHIT, Clemson University, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  6. Monitoring and control of dynamic process defects using knowledge of the machining dynamics
    KADIYALA, SRINIVAS, Auburn University, 1995, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  7. Multiitem cyclical scheduling for dynamic demands
    CAMPBELL, GERARD MICHAEL, Indiana University, 1988, PH.D.
    Subject: Operations Research
  8. Application of item response theory based computerized adaptive testing to the Strong Interest Inventory
    SCULLARD, MARK G., University of Minnesota, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Psychology, Psychometrics
  9. 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
  10. Contributions to parametric and nonparametric inference in life testing
    NG, HON KEUNG TONY, McMaster University (Canada), 2002, Ph.D.
    Subject: Statistics
  11. Reactivity controlled compression ignition (RCCI) combustion
    KOKJOHN, SAGE LUCAS, The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  12. Neurofeedback as an Intervention to Improve Reading Achievement in Students With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Inattentive Subtype
    LA MARCA, JEFFRY PETER, University of California, Riverside, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Education, Special
  13. Workpiece-fixture frictional contact and its influence on machining performance
    FANG, BIAO, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  14. The portraits of Constantine the Great: Types and chronology, A.D. 306-337
    KNUDSEN, SANDRA ELAINE, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1988, PH.D.
    Subject: Fine Arts
  15. An examination of professional niche sport sponsorship: Sponsors' objectives and selection criteria
    GREENHALGH, GREG P., University of Louisville, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Recreation
  16. In situ infrared reflectance spectroscopy of conducting polymers and semiempirical molecular modeling
    SEEGER, DAVID MICHAEL, University of Michigan, 1991, PH.D.
    Subject: Chemistry, Analytical
  17. The measurement of personal responsibility in adult learning
    BETTS, ANASTASIA L., Regent University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Educational Psychology
  18. Social structure and social change in Iran from 1500 to 1979
    FORAN, JOHN FRANCIS, University of California, Berkeley, 1988, PH.D.
    Subjects: Sociology, Social Structure and Development
  19. Business cycle, accounting behavior and earnings management
    JIN, QINGLU, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong), 2005, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Accounting
  20. Daily activity records: Effects on physical activity self-efficacy and behavior in people with type 2 diabetes
    GLEESON-KREIG, JOANN MICHELE, University of Connecticut, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nursing
  21. Practitioner perspectives on the role of continuing professional education in occupational therapy
    GRAPCZYNSKI, CYNTHIA ANN, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2000, Ed.D.
    Subjects: Education, Adult and Continuing
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Spirituality, denial, and dispositional optimism as related to psychological adjustment in myocardial infarction patients on a coronary care unit
    KLEIN, STEFANIE ANDREA, University of Miami, 2000, Ph.D.
    Subject: Psychology, Clinical
  25. Servant leadership theory: Development of the Servant Leadership Assessment Instrument
    DENNIS, ROBERT STEVEN, Regent University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management

Masters Theses

  1. Improving Security and Usability of Mobile Device Authentication Mechanisms
    PINCH, MICHAEL, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Information Technology
  2. Performance of polyurea retrofitted unreinforced concrete masonry walls under blast loading
    CIORNEI, LAURA, University of Ottawa (Canada), 2012, M.A.Sc.
    Subject: Engineering, Civil
  3. Nike, feminism and rhetoric
    HUCK, ERIN KATHERINE, Concordia University (Canada), 2000, M.A.
    Subject: Mass Communications
  4. Guidelines for Fostering Freedom and Creativity in the Classroom
    MORASKY, KLEANOR A., Southern Connecticut State University, 1973, M.S.
    Subject: Education, General
  5. Strategic contingency planning
    SCOTT-MARTINET, KAREN, California State University, Long Beach, 2006, M.S.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  6. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    SALIBA, SORAYA, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  7. 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
  8. College students' perceptions of responsibility for learning
    BISHOP, VALERIE ANNE, University of Toronto (Canada), 2003, M.A.
    Subject: Education, Community College
  9. 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
  10. 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.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nursing
  11. 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
  12. The effect of hydrogen on the performance of methane-fuelled S.I. engines
    BAUER, CURTIS GEORGE, University of Alberta (Canada), 1999, M.Sc.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  13. College success and selected psychosocial factors: A study of students at a southwestern regional university
    WHISTLER, BLISS ALI, Angelo State University, 2003, M.S.
    Subject: Psychology, Personality
  14. Monitoring of carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) prestressed masonry walls
    GAYEVOY, ANDRIY V., University of Calgary (Canada), 2006, M.Sc.
    Subject: Engineering, Civil
  15. Numerical Investigation of Impingement Cooling in an Airfoil Leading-Edge Cooling Channel
    ELEBIARY, KARIEM, Northeastern University, 2010, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  16. Classical three-body systems and the Kolmogorov-Arnold-Moser theorem
    HILL, JAMES A., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Physics, General
  17. A sociocultural perspective of professional transition in occupational therapy
    TOAL-SULLIVAN, DARENE, University of Ottawa (Canada), 2003, M.A.
    Subjects: Education, Adult and Continuing
  18. Chick clicks and politics: An exploration of Third Wave feminist ezines on the Internet
    CHANDLER, JANINA, Carleton University (Canada), 2002, M.A.
    Subject: Mass Communications
  19. Mother-baby togetherness: A survey of women's postpartum experiences in four maternity units
    LAFRANCE, JOSEE, University of Ottawa (Canada), 2003, M.Sc.N.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nursing
  20. 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: Engineering, Industrial
  21. Reconciling Constantius II with the modern historical record
    SHABBOTT, BRIAN SCOTT, Southern Connecticut State University, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Religion, History of
  22. School-wide positive behavior support for individuals with severe and profound disabilities
    JUDGE, BRITTANY A., University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2015, Ed.S.
    Subjects: Education, Educational Psychology
  23. A Concept Analysis of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Promotion Governance: Implications for Theory, Policy and Practice
    RODRIGUES, GABRIELA, University of Manitoba (Canada), 2013, M.S.W.
    Subject: Social Work
  24. 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
  25. The effects of divorce on children
    GANDELMAN, POLINA, Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center, 2009, M.A.
    Subjects: Psychology, Clinical