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July 2018


  1. The Impact of Texting and Social Media on Students' Academic Writing Skills
    Risto, Angela, Tennessee State University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  2. Teachers' beliefs regarding the implementation of constructivism in their classroom
    Beck, Judy, The University of Toledo, 1997, Ph.D.
    Subject: Curriculum development
  3. School Connectedness and Beyond: Success Stories of Associate Degree Students in Hong Kong
    Lee, An Yee Queenie, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Community college education
  4. Factors Influencing Customer Satisfaction at a Fast Food Hamburger Chain: The Relationship Between Customer Satisfaction and Customer Loyalty
    Kabir, Jahangir M., Wilmington University (Delaware), 2016, D.B.A.
    Subject: Business administration
  5. 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
  6. Social Media and Self-Evaluation: The Examination of Social Media Use on Identity, Social Comparison, and Self-Esteem in Young Female Adults
    Solomon, Michelle, William James College, 2016, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  7. A Case Study of Classroom Management Practices and the Influence on Classroom Disruptions
    Rusk, Robert Brian, Grand Canyon University, 2016, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education
  8. The Impact of Leadership Behavior on Employee Engagement
    Li, Yong, Lawrence Technological University, 2016, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  9. The effectiveness of humor in persuasion: The case of business ethics training
    Lyttle, James Bruce, York University (Canada), 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  10. Nationalism and contemporary African-American drama
    Dakorwala, N. K., Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (India), 1998, Ph.D.
    Subject: African American studies
  11. Boy builders and pink princesses: Gender, toys, and inequality over the twentieth century
    Sweet, Elizabeth Valerie, University of California, Davis, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Sociology
  12. A study of the relationship between skill variety and high internal work motivation, task identity and high internal work motivation, task significance and high internal work motivation, autonomy and high internal work motivation, and intrinsic job feedback and high internal work motivation in the manufacturing arena
    Robbins, Jay Thomas, Nova Southeastern University, 2000, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. College student suicide: Prevention and intervention
    Christensen, Annie Nebeker, The University of Utah, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Social work
  17. A study of the perception of the impact of mindfulness on leadership effectiveness
    Lippincott, Matthew K., University of Pennsylvania, 2016, Ed.D.
    Subject: Organizational behavior
    Security in the Russian environment: State-civic contention in the nuclear defense complex
    Smith, Wendin Davis, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University), 2003, Ph.D.
    Subject: International law
    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
  18. Social Media Addiction among Adolescents in Urban China: An Examination of Sociophysiological Traits, Uses and Gratifications, Academic Performance, and Social Capital
    Huang, Hanyun, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mass communication
  19. Factors that Influence Successful Organizational Change in Corporations: Examination of Change Management, Employees' Reaction to Change, and Change Outcomes
    Roberts, Augustus Dee, University of Maryland University College, 2017, D.Mgt.
    Subject: Management
  20. Middle school teachers' perceptions of cyberbullying
    Noah, Tolulope Omolara, University of Southern California, 2012, Ed.D.
    Subject: Middle school education
    Examining the effects of online shopping convenience, perceived value, and trust on customer loyalty
    Palacios, Sergio, New Mexico State University, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  21. The relationship between the learning styles of middle school students and the teaching and learning styles of middle school teachers and the effects on student achievement of students' learning styles and teachers' learning and teaching styles
    Morrow, Vanessa Mae, The University of Mississippi, 2011, Ed.D.
    Subject: Pedagogy
    Management strategies for squash bug and cucumber beetles in watermelon
    Dogramaci, Mahmut, Oklahoma State University, 2003, Ph.D.
    Subject: Entomology
  22. Organizational behavior: Perceptions analysis of micro and macro organizational behavior in an organizational setting
    Delich, Joshua T., University of North Texas, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Organizational behavior
  23. Leadership styles and conflict management styles: An exploratory study
    Stanley, Angelia Denise, Regent University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    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. Service quality of online apparel retailers and its impact on customer satisfaction, customer trust and customer loyalty
    Hou, Yonghai, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  25. The Relationship Between Leadership Practices and Restaurant Employee Turnover
    Perez, Jose Ramon, Jr., Nova Southeastern University, 2011, Ed.D.
    Subject: Management
    Relationship Between Age, Gender, and Incivility in Online Registered Nurses to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Classes
    Cain, Lyn Bohlmann, Grand Canyon University, 2017, Ph.D.
    Subject: Social psychology

Masters Theses

  1. Reforming the criminal justice system: A pragmatic approach to building a sustainable system
    Smith, Da'Mon J., University of Central Oklahoma, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Public administration
  2. 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
  3. Does the use of social media for screening affect the hiring process from the perspective of applicant and employer?
    Protzman, Corey J., Gonzaga University, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  4. Effect of kaolin on the striped cucumber beetle (Acalymma vittatum) and cucumber growth and development
    Legualt, Genevieve, McGill University (Canada), 2007, M.Sc.
    Subject: Entomology
  5. The Analysis of Nursing Shortages and Turnover Issues in Healthcare Organizations, and the Identification of Best Practices in Nursing Recruitment and Retention
    Hunter, Michael, Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Health care management
  6. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  7. Struck by aesthetics: Recuperating folk drama
    Estlund, Amber L., Florida Atlantic University, 2008, M.A.
    Subject: American literature
  8. Advantages and Disadvantages of Flexible Seating
    Havig, Jenna S., Minot State University, 2017, M.Ed.
    Subject: Education
  9. Negative Effects of Cyberbullying and Social Media Use among Young Adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Negative effects of cyberbullying and social media usage among young adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  10. Flexible Seating: Effects of Student Seating Type Choice in the Classroom
    Allen, Callie, Western Illinois University, 2018, M.S.Ed.
    Subject: Elementary education
  11. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  12. 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
    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
    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
    Employment discrimination of job seekers and employees through social media
    Edwards, Raymond L., Jr., Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  13. Convergent and divergent executive functioning skills in school-age children with ADHD or dyslexia
    Molnar, Andrew E., Jr., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2008, M.A.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  14. Heritage Preservation in a Changing Climate: The Potential of Green Infrastructure on the ÃŽle de Saint-Louis, Senegal
    McLean, Samantha, University of Cincinnati, 2017, M.C.P.
    Subject: Urban planning
  15. Understanding the Marketing and Management of Trails Using Pestel Analysis
    Fosher, Holly, University of New Hampshire, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Recreation
  16. Community Policing in the 21st Century: The case of the Ottawa Police Service
    Dagg, Zachary V., University of Ottawa (Canada), 2010, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology
    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
    Application of Blockchain for Authentication, Verification of Identity and Cloud Computing
    Kuebler, Raymond G., Utica College, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Banking
    The effects of social media on national security within the United States
    Lumpp, Taylor G., Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Web studies
  17. The Influence of Social Media on Teens' Self-Esteem
    Gallagher, Shannon M., Rowan University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Social psychology
  18. Regulating cryptocurrency to prevent fraud and money laundering
    Ngai, Kenneth, Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Banking
  19. Doing business in china: The challenges and opportunities for foreign companies
    Mu, Liwen, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Economics
    Vocabulary instruction: The effectiveness of the Frayer Model for Level 2 and 3 ELLs in first through third grade
    Marty, Jessica, Western Illinois University, 2016, M.S.Ed.
    Subject: English as a second language
  20. Business Intelligence: Evolution and Future Trends
    Bataweel, Dalal Suliman, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
    Public Opinion About Police Use of Body-Worn Cameras
    Paulsen, Deanne, The University of North Dakota, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Psychology
  21. 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
  22. Gamification in higher education: Not a trivial pursuit
    Campbell, Andrea Ann, St. Thomas University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    How Do Video Games Normalize Violence? A Qualitative Content Analysis of Popular Video Games
    Foster, Heather, Northern Arizona University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
    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
    Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Nurse to Patient Ratio with Nurse Burnout
    Teeter, Kayla, Gardner-Webb University, 2014, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  23. Does It Do What It Claims? An Assessment of Attachment Parenting International
    Smith, Margaret, Southern Methodist University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Psychology
    The hidden drivers of electronic word-of-mouth: The case of upscale cafe
    Kim, DongHee, Purdue University, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
  24. Children's technology usage: A perspective from China
    Li, Manqing Kitty, Mills College, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Education
    The effects of gender and gender role on the financial literacy of college students
    Adeleke, Titus, Oklahoma State University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Gender studies
    Instagram Influencers: The Effects of Sponsorship on Follower Engagement With Fitness Instagram Celebrities
    Neal, Morgan, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Communication
    Conflict Management Model for Project Managers
    Charboneau, Diana, The College of St. Scholastica, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Management
    Artificial Intelligence: Issues of Consumer Privacy, Industry Risks, and Ethical Concerns
    Brubaker, Kyle, Utica College, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
    Complications of Cryptocurrency: Financial and Cybersecurity Risk in the Age of Bitcoin
    Kubicek, Jolana, Utica College, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  25. Dl-di: a deep learning framework for distributed, incremental image classification
    Maddula, Manikanta, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Computer science
    DL-DI: A Deep Learning Framework for Distributed, Incremental Image Classification
    Maddula, Manikanta, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Computer science
    Examining the effects of apparel attributes on perceived copyright infringement and the relationship between perceived risks and purchase intention of knockoff fashion
    Chaykowsky, Kelly, University of North Texas, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Intellectual property
    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
    ISIS: The use of social media
    Durr, Brenna, Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Social research