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July 2019


  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. 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
  3. 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
  4. The effectiveness of humor in persuasion: The case of business ethics training
    Lyttle, James Bruce, York University (Canada), 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  5. The role of team effectiveness in construction project teams and project performance
    Azmy, Nurhidayah, Iowa State University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Civil engineering
  6. College student suicide: Prevention and intervention
    Christensen, Annie Nebeker, The University of Utah, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Social work
  7. Reducing Tardiness in High Schools
    Taylor, Cynthia K., Concordia University Chicago, 2015, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education
  8. Evaluating organizational effectiveness
    Martz, Wesley A., Western Michigan University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Organizational behavior
  9. 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
  10. The relationship between mentoring and spiritual formation among nontraditional theological seminary students
    Dunlow, Jacob, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Religious education
  11. An Analysis of Social Media Marketing Strategies and Best Practices of Hospitality and Tourism Organizations
    Iacovou, Constantinos, Northcentral University, 2016, D.B.A.
    Subject: Marketing
    A Study of Perceptions of Math Mindset, Math Anxiety, and View of Math by Young Adults
    Hocker, Tami, Southeastern University, 2017, Ed.D.
    Subject: Mathematics education
  12. 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
  13. iLeadership: The leadership style of Steve Jobs
    Valentine, Christopher J., Pepperdine University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational leadership
  14. Servant leadership and transformational leadership in church organizations
    Scuderi, Noelle F., The George Washington University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Occupational psychology
  15. 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
  16. Qualitative Study: Flexible Seating in Elementary School Classrooms
    Jaspal, Sandeep, Brandman University, 2019, Ed.D.
    Subject: Elementary education
    Fostering sustainability in higher education: A mixed-methods study of transformative leadership and change strategies
    McNamara, Kim H., Antioch University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  17. The invention of good games: Understanding learning design in commercial video games
    Becker, Katrin, University of Calgary (Canada), 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Curriculum development
  18. The Uses of iPads in the Classroom for Children with Autism: A Qualitative Case Study In Upstate New York
    Nissen, Brandie, Northcentral University, 2019, Ed.D.
    Subject: Special education
    Juvenile rehabilitative programs and their affects on the juvenile recidivism rate
    Clemons, Reginald, University of La Verne, 2013, Ed.D.
    Subject: Criminology
    It's all about the motivation: Factors that influence employee motivation in organizations
    Brooks, Abby M., The University of Tennessee, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Communication
  19. "A kind of construction in light and shade": An analytical dialogue with recording studio aesthetics in two songs by Led Zeppelin
    Liu-Rosenbaum, Aaron, City University of New York, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Music
  20. A model for Biblical worldview development in Evangelical Christian emerging adults
    Erdvig, Roger Charles Stensrud, Liberty University, 2016, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education
    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
    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
    Perceptual conformity in facial emotion processing
    Scott, April Gibbs, University of Pittsburgh, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Speech therapy
  21. A Quantitative Examination of Social Media Effects on Teens and Young Adults
    McNamara, Caley, California Southern University, 2018, Psy.D.
    Subject: Social psychology
  22. A comparative analysis of leadership development models in post-baccalaureate theological education
    Kiedis, Thomas Lee, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational leadership
    Adolescent Victims' Experiences with Cyberbullying: A Grounded Theory Study
    Brandau, Melvina Sue, The University of North Dakota, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  23. Long-Term Stability of the Hippocampal Neural Code as a Substrate for Episodic Memory
    Kinsky, Nathaniel Reid, Boston University, 2019, Ph.D.
    Subject: Neurosciences
  24. Experience and Job Involvement: Moderators of Job Satisfaction, Job Dissatisfaction and Intent to Stay
    Blachut, Janice, Northcentral University, 2012, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    Forces Used in Manual Therapy of the Shoulder as Measured with the Novel Pliance Glove Utilizing Ultrasound Imaging
    Speare, J. P., Florida Gulf Coast University, 2020, D.P.T.
    Subject: Physical therapy
  25. The relationship among leadership style, organizational culture and the learning organization: The moderating effects of organizational culture at the middle management level
    Kim, Jin Yong, The Pennsylvania State University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business education

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. 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
  3. 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
  4. Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Nurse to Patient Ratio with Nurse Burnout
    Teeter, Kayla, Gardner-Webb University, 2014, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  5. Social Media Use and Its Impact on Body Image: The Effects of Body Comparison Tendency, Motivation for Social Media Use, and Social Media Platform on Body Esteem in Young Women
    Puglia, Deanna R., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Public health
  6. The Cult of Fashion Brands in China and the Application of Microblogging
    Han, Lu, University of Ottawa (Canada), 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
  7. Affective factors in second language acquisition: A critical review of the literature
    Yokochi, Laura M., West Virginia University, 2003, M.A.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  8. An exploration of William Glasser's choice theory in classroom management
    Paularinne, Robert P.J., Lakehead University (Canada), 2007, M.Ed.
    Subject: Teacher education
  9. Flexible Seating: Effects of Student Seating Type Choice in the Classroom
    Allen, Callie, Western Illinois University, 2018, M.S.Ed.
    Subject: Elementary education
  10. 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
  11. Advantages and Disadvantages of Flexible Seating
    Havig, Jenna S., Minot State University, 2017, M.Ed.
    Subject: Education
    JOHNSON, DAVID I., Michigan State University, 1977,
    Subject: Forestry
    CLARK, CHARLES WEST, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1979,
    Subject: Medieval history
  12. Green products and green marketing: Factors affecting consumers' purchases of green products
    Donikini, Rajyalaxmi, Tennessee State University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Agricultural economics
  13. The New Right Stuff: Social Imaginaries of Outer Space and the Capitalist Accumulation of the Cosmos
    Genovese, Taylor R., Northern Arizona University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Cultural anthropology
    Positive and Negative Effects of Social Media on Adolescent Well-Being
    Kennedy, Katie, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2019, M.S.
    Subject: Health education
  14. Social Media and Self-Esteem: The Relationship of Social Media Usage and Self-Esteem
    Barker, Jody Don, Arkansas State University, 2018, M.S.M.C.
    Subject: Psychology
  15. Does It Do What It Claims? An Assessment of Attachment Parenting International
    Smith, Margaret, Southern Methodist University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Psychology
    Celebrity Endorsement vs. Influencer Marketing Perception of Credibility among Millennials
    Tayyebtaher, Nazanin, Webster University, 2019, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
    The Effect of Purposeful Hourly Rounding on the Incidence of Patient Falls
    Brown, Crista H., Gardner-Webb University, 2016, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  16. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  17. Crisis Management in Social Media: The Importance of Social Media and How Companies Utilize Social Media in Crisis Situations
    Southorn, Isabell, Hawaii Pacific University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Face Recognition in Low-Resolution Surveillance Video Streams
    Zhao, Xuan, State University of New York at Binghamton, 2019, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering
  18. Data Driven Policy Making: Principles for the Smart City
    Homstad, Emma, Tufts University, 2019, M.A.
    Subject: Urban planning
  19. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subject: Management
    Young Children's Use of Mobile Technology: Impacts on Self-Regulation and Aggression
    Tran, Amy W. Y., University of Windsor (Canada), 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Developmental psychology
    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
  20. Impact of Employee Motivation on Employee Retention Rates
    Dugovicova, Janka, Webster University, 2019, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    Early Childhood Teachers' Perception of Play in the Classroom
    Heninger, Kara, Minot State University, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Special education
    Relationship Between Males' Coaching Efficacy and Prior Exposure to Sport Psychology
    Villalon, Christina Ann, University of North Texas, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Kinesiology
    Examining the cyber operations of ISIS
    Beninati, Joseph A., Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Information science
    Weaponization of Artifical Intelligence
    Pozzi, Joseph A., Utica College, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Artificial intelligence
  21. Life without parole for juvenile offenders: Questions of legality and adolescent culpability
    Corrington, David L., University of North Texas, 2010, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
    Teacher Perceptions of Effectiveness of the Zones of Regulation
    Kisiel, Karli, Southern Connecticut State University, 2019, M.S.W.
    Subject: Social work
  22. Redefining the Identity of Black Women: "Natural" Hair and the Natural Hair Movement
    Henderson, Amber, The George Washington University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: African American studies
    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
    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
    Academic performance, time management, and motivation in working and non-working occupational therapy students
    Kelcz, Nicole, Touro College, 2008, M.S.
    Subject: Physical therapy
    Cybersecurity in healthcare
    Lewis, Christopher J., Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
    ABRAHAM, YOHANNAN T., The University of Oklahoma, 1976,
    Subject: Business administration
  23. #TrendingFeminism: The Impact of Digital Feminist Activism
    Clark, Cassie, The George Washington University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Women's studies
    Bringing Pragmatics into the ESL Classroom
    Bucher Barbosa da Silva, Tahnee, West Virginia University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Language
    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
    Transitioning into advanced practice: Positive forces and obstacles experienced by advanced practice registered nurses
    Gillette, Elizabeth, Clarion University of Pennsylvania and Edinboro University, 2016, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
    Gender Inequality in the Workplace: The Experience of Female Administrators
    Johnson, Jessica N., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, M.S.W.
    Subject: Social work
  24. The relationship between restaurant attribute satisfaction and return intent in theme restaurants
    Weiss, Rachel Dawn, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2003, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
    Regulating cryptocurrency to prevent fraud and money laundering
    Ngai, Kenneth, Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Banking
    Ransomware: An analysis of a growing threat landscape
    Melendez, Michael, Utica College, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  25. Negative Effects of Cyberbullying and Social Media Use among Young Adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Cyberattacks
    Robertson, William A., Utica College, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Artificial intelligence
    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