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July 2016


  1. Virginia Woolf and the nineteenth-century domestic aesthetic: Poetry the wrong side out
    Blair, Emily, University of California, Davis, 2002, Ph.D.
    Subject: Modern literature
  2. Automatic vocabulary expansion through narrative context
    Ehrlich, Karen Ailene, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1995, PH.D.
    Subject: Computer science
  3. British policy towards the Ottoman Empire, 1908-1914
    Heller, Joseph, University of London, London School of Economics (United Kingdom), 1971, Ph.D.
    Subject: European history
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Training needs assessment, evaluation, success, and organizational strategy and effectiveness: An exploration of the relationships
    Anderson, John Emil, Utah State University, 2000, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  7. The Impact of Social Media Platforms on Identity Development in Adolescence
    Mirkin, Nicole A., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2017, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  8. British foreign policy and France, 1868-1880: A study in Great Power diplomacy
    Bhaumik, Pradip, University of Minnesota, 1998, Ph.D.
    Subject: European history
  9. Notch signaling regulates myeloid cell function and contribution to angiogenesis
    Tattersall, Ian W., Columbia University, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Cellular biology
  10. Indigent client perceptions of barriers to marriage and family therapy
    Gibson, Florencetta Hayes, University of Louisiana at Monroe, 2003, Ph.D.
    Subject: Individual & family studies
  11. Parties and peacebuilding: The institutional origin of multiethnic politics in India, Indonesia, and South Africa
    Macdonald, Geoffrey P., University of Denver, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Political science
  12. 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 left opposition to Sir Edward Grey's Iranian policy, 1906-1912
    Bonakdarian, Mansour, The University of Iowa, 1991, PH.D.
    Subject: European history
  13. El uso de las estrategias didacticas virtuales en plataformas de ensenanza-aprendizaje en la educacion superior: Un estudio de caso
    Arocho Santiago, Fidel, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (Puerto Rico), 2015, Ed.D.
    Subject: Higher education
  14. Consumer perception of brand equity measurement: A new scale
    Baalbaki, Sally Samih, University of North Texas, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  15. Roman manhood at the end of the ancient world
    Masterson, Mark Anthony, University of Southern California, 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: Classical literature
    Evaluating organizational effectiveness
    Martz, Wesley A., Western Michigan University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Organizational behavior
  16. Online information seeking behavior: Models of information source selection and information seeker satisfaction
    Hsu, Li-ling, University of Colorado at Denver, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Information technology
    BLACKBURN, JOHN RICHARD, University of Toronto (Canada), 1971, Ph.D.
    Subject: Modern history
    The marketing effectiveness of hotel Facebook pages: From perspectives of customers and messages
    Leung, Xi Yu, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  18. 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
    Darius I and the formation of the Achaemenid Empire: Communicating the creation of an empire
    Nimchuk, Cindy L., University of Toronto (Canada), 2003, Ph.D.
    Subject: Ancient history
    GROSS, MAX L., Georgetown University, 1979, Ph.D.
    Subject: Modern history
  20. Factors that motivate and barriers that hinder eWOM
    Gunn, Rebecca M., Anderson University, 2015, D.B.A.
    Subject: Marketing
  21. The effect of celebrity endorsements on attitudes toward advertisements, brands, and purchase intentions
    Cronin, Joseph Michael, State University of New York at Albany, 2003, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  22. Social media marketing in the hospitality industry: The role of benefits in increasing brand community participation and the impact of participation on consumer trust and commitment toward hotel and restaurant brands
    Kang, Juhee, Iowa State University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
    The Situational Leadership Approach Effects on Employee Motivation in Multi-Generational Information Technology Organizations
    Irby, Thaddaeus, University of Maryland University College, 2011, D.Mgt.
    Subject: Management
    MAUTZ, JOSEPH ROBERT, Syracuse University, 1968, Ph.D.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
    The effects of students' perceptions of campus safety and security on student enrollment
    Carrico, Brian Andrew, Marshall University, 2016, Ed.D.
    Subject: Higher education
    Culture as a mitigating factor in the perception of path-goal leadership styles and workgroup effectiveness
    Rampersad, Alison, Lynn University, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  24. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    Ferguson, Karen L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business education
    Supermarket "loyalty" cards and consumer privacy education: An examination into consumer knowledge about cards' data collection function
    Albrecht, Katherine, Harvard University, 2006, Ed.D.
    Subject: Adult education
    Effect of E-service Quality on Customer Online Repurchase Intentions
    Liu, Tung-Hsuan, Lynn University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Information technology
  25. 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
    Coalition of conscience: An assessment of Martin Luther King Jr.'s leadership with athletes and entertainers during the Civil Rights Movement, 1954--1968
    Goodloe, Marcus (Goodie), Dallas Baptist University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: African American studies
    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

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. Impact of Distributed Generation on Distribution Feeder Protection
    Chang, Tim, University of Toronto (Canada), 2010, M.A.Sc.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  3. Commitment to organizational change: Extension and evaluation of a three-component model
    Herscovitch, Lynne, The University of Western Ontario (Canada), 1999, M.A.
    Subject: Occupational psychology
  4. 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
  5. The use of fractals and non-Foster circuits for wideband metamaterials and antennas
    Smith, Kathryn Leigh, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2015, M.S.E.E.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  6. Posibles usos didacticos del sitio web de red social Opinion de los futuros maestros
    Vincenty Colon, Rose Marie, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (Puerto Rico), 2014, M.Ed.
    Subject: Educational technology
  7. Illustration of distributed generation effects on protection system coordination
    Alawami, Hussain Adnan, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia), 2010, M.S.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  8. Mapping Syrian Refugee Border Crossings: A critical, feminist perspective
    Kelly, Meghan, University of Kansas, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Geography
  9. The mechanics of effective press release writing
    Woolley, Janelle, Southeastern Louisiana University, 2004, M.A.
    Subject: Rhetoric
    SHRIKIAN, GORUN, Christ Seminary - Seminex, 1977, Th.D.
    Subject: Social sciences education
  10. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  11. An exploration of William Glasser's choice theory in classroom management
    Paularinne, Robert P.J., Lakehead University (Canada), 2007, M.Ed.
    Subject: Teacher education
  12. The role of communication and listening in leadership
    Van Engen, Elinor Kae, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  13. Disruptiing the status quo: A case study of digital mobilization & awareness within Black Lives Matter
    Goodridge, Tyler, Georgetown University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Geographies of art and urban change: Contesting gentrification through aesthetic encounters in San Francisco's mission district
    Donish, Cassandra Joy, University of Oregon, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Geography
  14. 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
  15. 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
    Social media, a new revolution in the field of marketing: the effect of information sharing, peer pressure, entertainment and emotional connection on attitude towards the brand and in turn the purchase intention from the brand
    Sheth, Sradha Narendra, University of South Carolina, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
  16. 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.
    Subject: Chemical engineering
    Evolution of leadership theories
    Maslanka, Ann M., Grand Valley State University, 2004, M.S.
    Subject: Social research
    Student perceptions of safety on the campus of Tennessee State University
    Beard, Jasper J., Tennessee State University, 2010, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
    Altering explicit and implicit racial prejudice towards African American males
    Glover, Veronica A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2010, M.A.
    Subject: Social psychology
    How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  17. Diferencias en el acceso al financiamiento en las pequenas empresas
    Mercado Beauchamp, Ingrid Y., University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez (Puerto Rico), 2009, M.B.A.
    Subject: Finance
    How Does Technology Affect Communication in the Workplace?
    Huffman, Kathleen E., The College of St. Scholastica, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  18. Gender role portrayals of modern Disney royalty: Stereotypical or androgynous?
    Lopreore, Katie M., Middle Tennessee State University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Gender studies
    FISCHER-KAMEL, DORIS SOFIE, The University of Arizona, 1987, M.A.
    Subject: Middle Eastern history
  19. Administracion de Recursos Humanos en las pequenas y medianas empresas de la region oeste de Puerto Rico
    Figueroa Ramirez, Rosa I., University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez (Puerto Rico), 2010, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  20. Social media marketing in a small business: A case study
    Cox, Sarah Lynne, Purdue University, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
  21. 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
  22. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subject: Management
    Vegetius on the Roman navy : translation and commentary, book four, 31-46
    Emanuele, Paul Daniel, The University of British Columbia (Canada), 1975, M.A.
    Subject: Literature
  23. Viral marketing A new branding strategy to influence consumers
    Yang, Xiaofang, University of Ottawa (Canada), 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Marketing
    Can Leaders Influence a Learning Organization? An Exploratory Study of the Relationship between Leadership, Organizational Learning Capability and the Mediating Role of Trust
    Grover, Ira Ann, University of Ottawa (Canada), 2012, M.Sc.
    Subject: Management
    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
  24. Advances in the electrodeposition of aluminum from ionic liquid based electrolytes
    Leadbetter, Kirt C., The University of North Dakota, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Chemical engineering
    Instagram: Why do we Post?
    Bradley, Peter, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
    Evaluating student performance and perceptions in a flipped introductory undergraduate biology classroom
    Brown, Kiley C., University of Massachusetts Boston, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Science education
    Examining the cyber operations of ISIS
    Beninati, Joseph A., Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Information science
  25. 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