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June 2015


  1. Why do citizens protest in new democracies? A comparative analysis of protest potential in Mexico, South Africa, and South Korea
    Kim, Young-Choul, Texas Tech University, 2003, Ph.D.
    Subject: Political Science, General
  2. 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
    FISHER, JAMES LEE, Northwestern University, 1964, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  4. School Principals in Mainland China: Core Leadership Practices
    Hu, Rongkun, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: School administration
  5. Evolutionary process in an Oceanic chiefdom: Intergroup aggression and political integration in traditional Rotuman society
    Ladefoged, Thegn Niels, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 1993, PH.D.
    Subject: Archaeology
  6. Overcoming difficulties and misconceptions in calculus
    Rabadi, Nazar, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2015, Ed.D.
    Subject: Mathematics education
  7. Leadership and management skills of preservice teachers
    Koh, Shana E., The Claremont Graduate University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Teacher education
    Rivalry in Central Asia: Iran, Turkey and Russia in comparison
    Peimani, Hooman, Queen's University (Canada), 1996, Ph.D.
    Subject: Political Science, International Law and Relations
  8. The emergence of the Armenian diocese of New Julfa in the seventeenth century
    Ghougassian, Vazken Sarkis, Columbia University, 1995, Ph.D.
    Subject: History, Middle Eastern
  9. The significance of black and white in individual, cultural and psychological mourning
    Vlachoyannis, Antigoni, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1994, Ed.D.
    Subject: Cultural anthropology
    Songs of wisdom and circles of dance: An anthology of hymns by the Satpanth Isma'ili saint, Pir Shams
    Kassam, Tazim Rahim, McGill University (Canada), 1992, Ph.D.
    Subject: Religion, History of
  10. Academic integrity: A case study
    Matye Edwards, Lisa M., University of Northern Colorado, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Higher education
    LACHMANN, RICHARD WILLIAM, Harvard University, 1983, Ph.D.
    Subject: Sociology, Social Structure and Development
  12. "In Accordance with the Documents of Ancient Times": The Origins, Development, and Significance of the Ancient Egyptian Sed Festival (Jubilee Festival)
    LeBlanc, Marc Jeremy, Yale University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: History, Ancient
    TABOROFF, JUNE H., New York University, 1981, Ph.D.
    Subject: Fine Arts
    PARMENTIER, RICHARD J., The University of Chicago, 1981, Ph.D.
    Subject: Cultural anthropology
  14. Social and educational factors affecting sex knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of college students
    Beitz, Janice Marian, Temple University, 1995, Ph.D.
    Subject: School counseling
  15. A study of the job attitudes (job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and career commitment) and career adaptability of members of the library and information science profession
    McCormick, Catherine A., George Mason University, 2000, Ph.D.
    Subject: School counseling
  16. Academic outcomes of academic success programs
    Outlaw, Jaseon S., Arizona State University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  17. Corporate social responsibility and strategic performance: Realizing a competitive advantage through corporate social reputation and a stakeholder network approach
    Peters, Richard C., Florida Atlantic University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    Lacquerwork of Safavid Persia and its relationship to Persian painting
    Diba, Layla S., New York University, 1994, PH.D.
    Subject: Fine Arts
  18. Understanding the impact of core product quality on customer satisfaction, team identification, and service quality
    Warren, Clinton J., University of Minnesota, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Sports Management
    SILVERMAN, RAYMOND AARON, University of Washington, 1983, Ph.D.
    Subject: Fine Arts
  20. Constructing identity in master planned utopia: The case of Irvine new town
    Ruggeri, Deni, University of California, Berkeley, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Landscape Architecture
  21. Social stratification and social mobility in situation comedy
    Freeman, Lewis, Columbia University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Sociology, General
    The world-historical context of agrarian change in Iran, 1870-1973
    Araghi, H. Abolfathi, University of Georgia, 1991, PH.D.
    Subject: Sociology, Social Structure and Development
  22. Managerial success and derailment: The relationship between emotional intelligence and leadership
    Bryson, Karen Diane Lokelani, Fielding Graduate University, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Psychology, Social
    Transformations of terror: American dramatizations of Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" and the dramaturgy of anxiety
    Rose, Brian Andrew, The Ohio State University, 1993, PH.D.
    Subject: Theater
  23. Child health under revolutionary regimes: The case of the Islamic Republic of Iran
    Underwood, Carol Ruth, The Johns Hopkins University, 1993, PH.D.
    Subject: Sociology, Social Structure and Development
    Measurement of manufacturing flexibility and its implications for supply chain management
    Koste, Lori L., University of South Carolina, 1999, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business administration
  24. Developing a Culture of Citizenship in Elementary School Classrooms: How Democratic Schools Teach Children About Rules, Rights, and Responsibilities
    Reich-Shapiro, Mindi, City University of New York, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Psychology, Developmental
  25. A Collector and His Portrait: Book Arts and Painting for Ibrahim 'Adil Shah II of Bijapur (r. 1580--1627)
    Overton, Keelan Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Art History
    Self- and Peer-Assessment of Product Creativity with a Rubric in a Collaborative Environment: A Research Study with Undergraduate Textile and Apparel Designers
    Polston, Katherine, North Carolina State University, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Textile research

Masters Theses

  1. Analysis of tunnel liner response in squeezing heterogeneous rockmasses
    Branscombe, Laura Christine, Queen's University (Canada), 2011, M.A.Sc.
    Subject: Geological engineering
  2. 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: Speech Communication
  3. Social support, health behaviors, and academic success in college students
    Fox, Megan C., East Carolina University, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Psychology, Counseling
  4. Powered by giving: Exploring annual and online giving strategies for SFU business
    Roy, Kishone Amitava Anthony, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2010, M.A.
    Subject: Mass Communications
  5. Landscapes in Flux
    Gillespie, Sarah E., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2014, M.F.A.
    Subject: Fine Arts
  6. Logogenesis and appraisal: A Systemic Functional analysis of English and Japanese language arts textbooks
    Kawamitsu, Shinji, Marshall University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Language, Linguistics
    Branding the Buaile: Using Ireland's Vernacular Architecture to Create a Global Tourism Brand
    Nash, Meghan Elizabeth, University of Cincinnati, 2012, M.S.Arch.
    Subject: Architecture
  7. How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Speech Communication
  8. Strategic contingency planning
    Scott-Martinet, Karen, California State University, Long Beach, 2006, M.S.
    Subject: Management
  9. Development of a logo assessment matrix in response to challenges in designing graphic identity for country tourism branding campaigns
    Melkumyan, Mariam, Iowa State University, 2011, M.F.A.
    Subject: Design and Decorative Arts
  10. Demand-supply interaction and production planning for short-life cycle products
    Paul, Bixler P., The University of Texas at El Paso, 2005, M.S.
    Subject: Industrial engineering
  11. A phenomenological approach to understanding printmaking processes and their applications to art education
    Ghalamzan, Momtaz, Concordia University (Canada), 2003, M.A.
    Subject: Art education
  12. Developing Elementary Math Skills Through The Instruction of Differentiated Mathematical Strategies
    Brazel, Jenna, Hofstra University, 2014, M.S.Ed.
    Subject: Elementary education
    Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  13. The effects of time of day on balance performance in recreational athletes
    Heinbaugh, Erika M., University of Wyoming, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Health Sciences, Rehabilitation and Therapy
  14. Bonds
    Sogol, Sydney Jaye, East Carolina University, 2014, M.F.A.
    Subject: Fine Arts
  15. 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
  16. The Effects of Family Structure on Juvenile Delinquency
    Parks, Alisha, East Tennessee State University, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Sociology, Criminology and Penology
    Les alliances strategiques chez les PME exportatrices quebecoises: Une strategie d'exportation vers d'autres pays que les Etats-Unis
    Oumalek, Abdallah, Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres (Canada), 2004, M.Sc.
    Subject: Management
  17. T.S. Eliot, images in context
    Toth, Nancy, University of Alberta (Canada), 1981, M.A.
    Subject: Literature, General
    An experiment in intelligent text processing
    Raghuram, Rayan, University of Windsor (Canada), 2001, M.Sc.
    Subject: Computer science
    Forager subsistence regimes in the Thai-Malay Peninsula: An environmental archaeological case study of Khao Toh Chong Rockshelter, Krabi
    Van Vlack, Hannah G., San Jose State University, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Archaeology
  18. Intelligent ants for adaptive network routing
    Yun, Haihua, Dalhousie University (Canada), 2003, M.C.Sc.
    Subject: Computer science
  19. Modern art, mosques, and the Maghreb French Orientalist painting of mosques and prayer in Muslim North Africa during colonialism
    Jablonski, Anna Ridge, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Art History
  20. Development and validation of a three-dimensional finite element model of advanced combat helmet and biomechanical analysis of human head and helmet response to primary blast insult
    Makwana, Rahul, Wayne State University, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
    A Layer 2 Protocol to Protect the IP Communication in a Wired Ethernet Network
    Campillo Terrero, Reiner Augusto, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Information Technology
  21. Employee motivation, satisfaction and productivity: A study of the workplace
    Guthrie, Yvonne Michelle, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1999, M.A.
    Subject: Speech Communication
    Understanding school genres using systemic functional linguistics: A study of science and narrative texts
    Canfield, Allison D., Marshall University, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Language, Linguistics
  22. Evolution of leadership theories
    Maslanka, Ann M., Grand Valley State University, 2004, M.S.
    Subject: Sociology, Theory and Methods
    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
    Belonging uncertainty and psychological capital: An investigation of antecedents of the leaky pipeline in STEM
    Seaton, Gina A., Purdue University, 2011, M.S.
    Subject: Psychology, Experimental
  23. A multiple server facility location problem with resources subject to congestion
    Abdollahnejadbarough, Hossein, Northern Illinois University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Industrial engineering
    Effect of country of origin on consumer expectations of service quality: A study of country of origin effects in service encounters
    Navi, Mandana, Simon Fraser University (Canada), 2002, M.B.A.
    Subject: Business administration
  24. The influence of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning opportunities
    Jeral, Kim M., Southwest Minnesota State University, 2010, M.S.
    Subject: Educational psychology
    How Does Technology Affect Communication in the Workplace?
    Huffman, Kathleen E., The College of St. Scholastica, 2011, M.A.
    Subjects: Management
    Ozone treatment of iron and manganese in domestic groundwater supplies
    Valsangkar, Heather Marie, University of New Brunswick (Canada), 1994, M.Sc.Eng.
    Subject: Civil engineering
  25. The potential impact of legalizing marijuana
    Yu, Sz-De, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2005, M.S.
    Subjects: Sociology, Criminology and Penology
    Measuring the spatial dimensions of poverty in Oklahoma
    Graham, Amy Kristine, Oklahoma State University, 2009, M.S.
    Subject: Geography