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July 2017


  1. Teachers' beliefs regarding the implementation of constructivism in their classroom
    Beck, Judy, The University of Toledo, 1997, Ph.D.
    Subject: Curriculum development
  2. Simple geodesics on hyperbolic surfaces and the volume of the moduli space of curves
    Mirzakhani, Maryam, Harvard University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mathematics
  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. Thyristor controlled series compensated transmission lines protection using artificial neural networks based symmetrical components analyzer
    Elmoudi, Ramadan, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  5. Graphene-based Composite Materials
    Rafiee, Mohammad Ali, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nanoscience
  6. Some Thoughts on Online Film Advertising
    Georgie, Vincent E., HEC Montreal (Canada), 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
    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
  7. Learning to be engaged: Leader goal orientation, employee goal orientation and the mediating role of employee learning on employee engagement and performance
    Pollock, Patrick W., St. Ambrose University, 2015, D.B.A.
    Subject: Business administration
  8. An analysis of high school mathematics achievement and English language arts achievement as predictors of science achievement
    Edwards, Anthony C., Tarleton State University, 2012, D.Ed.
    Subject: Educational tests & measurements
  9. Leveraging the power of social media to maximize organizational learning and drive performance
    Nguyen, Camilla C., Pepperdine University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational leadership
  10. Humor and aging: A comparison between a younger and an older group
    Pfeifer, Donna L., University of Miami, 1992, PH.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  11. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    Ferguson, Karen L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business education
  12. 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
    Geographic proximity between elderly parents and their children in the United States and Japan: Convergence of individualism and familism?
    Park, Keong-Suk, Brown University, 1998, Ph.D.
    Subject: Demography
  13. Three- and Two-Dimensional Tin and Lead Halide Perovskite Semiconductors: Synthesis and Application in Photovoltaics
    Cao, Duyen Hanh, Northwestern University, 2017, Ph.D.
    Subject: Chemistry
    Ego Integrity and Resilience: The Human Experience across the Life Span Delineated by Erikson's Eighth Stage of Psychosocial Development
    Melici, Blair, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2016, Psy.D.
    Subject: Personality psychology
    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
  14. How online review and rating systems affect online consumer buying behavior in the hotel industry
    Tantrabundit, Pongsatorn, Alliant International University, 2015, D.B.A.
    Subject: Marketing
    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
    The relationship between reading fluency, writing fluency, and reading comprehension in suburban third-grade students
    Palmer, Mary Leonard, University of San Diego and San Diego State University, 2010, Ed.D.
    Subject: Elementary education
  15. Evaluating organizational effectiveness
    Martz, Wesley A., Western Michigan University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Organizational behavior
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Inventory Management, Metrics, and Simulation
    Martin, Benjamin Robert, North Carolina State University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    Polyphase directional detection for power system protection
    Nyun-Fook, Chin, University of Bath (United Kingdom), 1994, Ph.D.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  19. Exploring relationships between real estate professionals' transformational leadership skills, intrinsic motivation to achieve, and exercise
    Smith, Devin J., Argosy University/Orange County, 2017, Ed.D.
    Subject: Business administration
    Alaska Native Artistic Revitalization
    Jackinsky-Horrell, Nadia, University of Washington, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Art history
  20. Impedance algorithm for distance protection of non-homogenous 33 kv power distribution systems
    Hewett, Richard James, University of Bath (United Kingdom), 1999, Ph.D.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  21. Integrative executive leadership: Towards a general theory of positive business leadership
    Reno, Mark David, University of Toronto (Canada), 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  22. A study of aeroelastic flutter and acoustic-structure interactions of a flexible disk rotating in an enclosed compressible fluid
    Kang, Namcheol, Purdue University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
  23. How Professors Infuse Critical Thinking into College Courses
    Lennon, Nancy K., Seton Hall University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Higher education
  24. An exploration of the relationship between Vietnamese students' knowledge of L1 grammar and their English grammar proficiency
    Tran, Tammie M., Alliant International University, San Diego, 2010, Ed.D.
    Subject: Linguistics
    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
    Free-vibrational analysis of rotating beam-like structures: A dynamic finite element approach
    Hashemi, Seyed Mohammad, Universite Laval (Canada), 1998, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
  25. Vibration control of rotating beams with active constrained layer damping
    Lin, Si-Yuan, The Catholic University of America, 2003, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
    Clean food for all: Public health campaign and food safety awareness; A case study of Thailand
    Tapaneeyakul, Thananuch, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Public policy
    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
    Achievement, Engagement, and Behavior Outcomes of Youth At Risk Following a Pre-Eighth-Grade Summer Academic Enrichment Program and Participation in a School-Wide, School Year Long, Ownership, Mastery, and Grading Initiative
    Alati, David K., University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2011, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
    Consumer perception of brand equity measurement: A new scale
    Baalbaki, Sally Samih, University of North Texas, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
    The relationship between job satisfaction of registered nurses and patient satisfaction with nursing care in acute care hospitals
    Sengin, Kathi Kendall, University of Pennsylvania, 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing

Masters Theses

  1. The Edge of the Universe
    Ulibarri, Sarena, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2014, M.F.A.
    Subject: American literature
  2. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  3. An analysis of nurse retention and turnover rates in healthcare facilities - Developing effective nursing pipelines
    Nielsen, Peter, Utica College, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Health care management
  4. Beer commercials and male stereotypes: Cultivation of the perception of male relational deception
    Lopez, Justine E., California State University, Fullerton, 2010, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
  5. Cracking Behaviour of Steel Fibre Reinforced Concrete Containing Conventional Steel Reinforcement
    Deluce, Jordon Robert, University of Toronto (Canada), 2011, M.A.Sc.
    Subject: Civil engineering
    Initial Stress State and Stress History Effects on Liquefaction Susceptibility of Sands
    Vipulanantham, Manmatharajan, Carleton University (Canada), 2011, M.A.Sc.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
  6. "Babbitt": Loss of human values
    McNary, Leonora P., California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2003, M.A.
    Subject: American literature
    A critical account of the current paradigm for art gallery websites
    Elkins, Margaret, Sotheby's Institute of Art - New York, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Art history
    Exploring the Characteristics of Medical Marijuana Users and the Relationship between Medical Marijuana Use and Criminal Involvement among Arrestees in Maricopa County, Arizona
    Cheon, Hyunjung, Arizona State University, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
  7. Romanization and Gaul: Persistence and adaptation of Gallic culture from the third century BCE to the fourth century CE
    Slosser, Kristen, Southern Methodist University, 2006, M.A.
    Subject: Ancient history
    The effects of social media on national security within the United States
    Lumpp, Taylor G., Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Web studies
    Business Intelligence: Evolution and Future Trends
    Bataweel, Dalal Suliman, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  8. Citizen Adjudicators Lay Members of Alaska's Mixed Administrative Tribunals as Lay Judges in Mixed Courts: A Study of Participation, Attitude and Recruitment
    Knudsen Latta, Kristin S., University of Nevada, Reno, 2012, M.J.S.
    Subject: Law
    Critical care nurses' use of humour: An exploratory study
    Major, Joanne Elizabeth, University of Manitoba (Canada), 1998, M.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  9. The benefits of early comprehensive youth obesity prevention strategies outweigh the costs to consumers and reimbursers
    Alver, Amalie, Boston University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Public health
    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 material culture remains of a multi-ethnic frontier: An initial spatial analysis of Fort Shirley (36HU94)
    Carn, Timothy Adam, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Archaeology
  11. What is architectural strategy? Examining the business of practice
    Brozek Casey, Ann E., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2014, M.B.A.
    Subject: Architecture
    Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Nurse to Patient Ratio with Nurse Burnout
    Teeter, Kayla, Gardner-Webb University, 2014, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  12. What Budgetary Skills do Nurse Managers need to Succeed in a Large Healthcare Setting?
    Clark, Paul A., The College of St. Scholastica, 2015, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    An exploration of William Glasser's choice theory in classroom management
    Paularinne, Robert P.J., Lakehead University (Canada), 2007, M.Ed.
    Subject: Teacher education
  13. An application of rough sets to economic and stock market data
    Tremba, Joseph Alexander, San Jose State University, 1997, M.S.C.S.
    Subject: Computer science
    Older women's experiences with online apparel shopping
    Lee, Youngji, Iowa State University, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
  14. 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
  15. Journeys of Mainland Chinese students in English-medium education in Hong Kong
    Zhou, Shiyu, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: English as a second language
    A methodology for modeling healthcare teams and an evaluation of Business Process Modeling Notation as a Modeling Language
    Ojo, Tolulope Abimbola, University of Ottawa (Canada), 2012, M.Sc.
    Subject: Health care management
  16. 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
  17. One Belt One Road: China's Nation-Building Initiative
    Zhang, Yizhi Jing Jing, The George Washington University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: International relations
  18. City-scaled digital documentation: A comparative analysis of digital documentation technologies for recording architectural heritage
    Brown, Amanda, Clemson University, 2016, M.S.H.P.
    Subject: Architecture
    A first generation digital soil map of a portion of the Uasin Gishu Plateau, Kenya
    Lomurut, John A., Purdue University, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Agronomy
  19. Illegal immigration in the USA: Analysis of attitudes and policy changes
    Creadle, Veronika, Kean University, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Public policy
  20. 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
    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
    Green products and green marketing: Factors affecting consumers' purchases of green products
    Donikini, Rajyalaxmi, Tennessee State University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Agricultural economics
  21. Enforcing Security Policies On GPU Computing Through The Use Of Aspect-Oriented Programming Techniques
    AlBassam, Bader, University of South Florida, 2016, M.S.Cp.
    Subject: Computer engineering
    Gender discrimination in the workplace
    Childs, Sheena, State University of New York Empire State College, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Women's studies
    Contemporary human trafficking in the United States: An analysis of sexual trafficking
    Jacobs, Danielle, California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: American history
    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
    Telling stories, making meaning: Art therapy as a process for refugee children to make sense of their experiences
    Bresba, Paola, Concordia University (Canada), 2009, M.A.
    Subject: Physical therapy
    Human wound healing: A study of scarring at different depths of dermal injury
    Dunkin, Christopher Simon Jonathan, University of London, University College London (United Kingdom), 2007, M.D.
    Subject: Medicine
  22. Social Media, Celebrity Endorsers and Effect on Purchasing Intentions of Young Adults
    Kaitlin M. Davis, West Virginia University, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
    "IrHal!": The role of language in the Arab Spring
    Harb Michel, Nazir Nader, Georgetown University, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Political science
  23. 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
    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
    The culture of rape: Examining causes and educating for a rape-free society
    Beaudrow, Jacob, Lakehead University (Canada), 2014, M.Ed.
    Subject: Health education
    Effect of Student SMART Goal Setting in a Low-Performing Middle School
    Thomas, Lauren, Spalding University, 2015, M.Ed.
    Subject: School counseling
  24. The Changing Roles of Women in American Comic Books
    Loeffert, Amanda Rose, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Literature
    Franchising for global expansion: Fast food industry
    Dong, Penelope Hong, Quinnipiac University, 1992, M.P.S.
    Subject: Management
    Evolution of leadership theories
    Maslanka, Ann M., Grand Valley State University, 2004, M.S.
    Subject: Social research
    Grammar instruction in the ESL compostition classroom: Navigating the difficulties of integration
    Padrick, Kendell Rachelle, San Diego State University, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Linguistics
  25. Exploring Positives and Negatives of Social Media and Their Effects on LGBT Youth in America
    Norton, Shelby, Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Counseling Psychology
    Factors affecting online shopping behavior of Indian consumers
    Sinha, Jayendra, University of South Carolina, 2010, M.S.
    Subject: Management
    Staff Nurse Perception of Leadership Styles Among Nurse Managers
    Jaffe, Robert A., Gardner-Webb University, 2013, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing