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June 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. Coupled Cardiac Electrophysiology and Contraction using Finite Element
    Sarkar, Mainak, University of California, Los Angeles, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Biomechanics
  3. Automatic vocabulary expansion through narrative context
    Ehrlich, Karen Ailene, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1995, PH.D.
    Subject: Computer science
  4. 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
  5. Online adult students' time management skills and their academic achievement and persistence: Technology-based learning and student success
    Katiso, Alemu E., Keiser University, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Instructional design
  6. 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
  7. Performance evaluation models for strategic decision-making: Towards a hybrid model
    Villalobos Quezada, Geraldina, Western Michigan University, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  8. Performance evaluation: A rater-context interactionist model
    Wang, Xiaoye, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong), 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  9. Financial reporting requirements for the federal government: Evaluating performance management reporting
    Eyermann, Carol M., Walden University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  10. Model updating and structural health monitoring of horizontal axis wind turbines via advanced spinning finite elements and stochastic subspace identification methods
    Velazquez Hernandez, Antonio, Michigan Technological University, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Civil engineering
  11. Exploring time management as a construct of selfregulated learning in first-year college students taking online classes
    Gray, Laura E., Capella University, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Instructional design
  12. Inventory Management, Metrics, and Simulation
    Martin, Benjamin Robert, North Carolina State University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  13. Excitation sources for structural health monitoring of bridges
    Alwash, Mazin B., The University of Saskatchewan (Canada), 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Civil engineering
  14. 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
    Structural identification and its application in condition assessment for constructed facilities
    Zhang, Zongfen, University of Cincinnati, 1996, Ph.D.
    Subject: Aerospace engineering
  15. Temperature-based structural identification and health monitoring for long-span bridges
    Yarnold, Matthew Thomas, Drexel University, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Civil engineering
    The effects of principal's transformational leadership behaviors on teacher leadership development and teacher self efficacy
    Espinoza, Socorro M., The University of Texas - Pan American, 2013, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational leadership
    HENSEL, HOWARD MILTON, University of Virginia, 1976, Ph.D.
    Subject: International law
  17. The Tuckman team development model's ability to explain small short duration technical team development as evidenced by DAU teams
    Knight, Pamela Jo, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Operations research
    A bioinformatics approach to identifying novel genes involved in ebolavirus entry
    Kondratowicz, Andrew Steven, The University of Iowa, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Virology
  18. Fuzzy approach for the analysis and optimal control of composite structures with application to damage detection and health monitoring
    Liu, Qing, University of Miami, 2002, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
    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
  19. A case study exploring the impact of managing workplace diversity on diversity awareness and employee job satisfaction
    Edwards Buckingham, Cheryl Demetria, Capella University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  20. Relationship between guest perceptions of service quality and customer loyalty in the hotel industry in south Florida
    Lin, Chen-Hsien, Lynn University, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  21. Technological Advances in Play Therapy: Tradition versus Innovation
    Whelan, Rachel Ann, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2017, Psy.D.
    Subject: Counseling Psychology
  22. The influence of resilience on doctoral completion in one preparation program in educational leadership
    Blue, Maureen Anne, Seton Hall University, 2008, Ed.D.
    Subject: Higher education
    Multi-scale Modelling of Long-span Bridges for Health Assessment in Structural Health Monitoring
    Yu, Yang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong), 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Civil engineering
  23. Using multiple nondestructive test data types and data sets for condition assessment of bridge decks
    Santini, Erin M., Tufts University, 2003, Ph.D.
    Subject: Civil engineering
    Antecedents and consequences of employee engagement: Empirical study of hotel employees and managers
    Lee, JungHoon, Kansas State University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    Examining the Relationship Between Group Cohesion and Group Performance in Tuckman's (1965) Group Life Cycle Model on an Individual-Level Basis
    Hall, Troy B., Regent University, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Organizational behavior
  24. Vanishing Points: Perspectival Metaphysics in the English Renaissance
    Plunges, Craig, Harvard University, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: English literature
    Effect of E-service Quality on Customer Online Repurchase Intentions
    Liu, Tung-Hsuan, Lynn University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Information technology
  25. Intelligent Battery Management System for Electric Vehicles
    Yan, Jingyu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Automotive engineering
    A structural equation modeling analysis of leadership behavior, organizational commitment and job satisfaction of employees in Taiwanese health clubs
    Cheng, Kuei-Mei, United States Sports Academy, 2003, D.S.M.
    Subject: Management

Masters Theses

  1. The genealogy of an Atlantic world order: Just war, the Jesuit position, and racial hierarchy in colonial Brazil
    Cagle, Hugh Glenn, University of Kansas, 2005, M.A.
    Subject: Religious history
  2. Design and Optimization of a System for Automated Culture Medium Exchange in a Petri Dish
    Yan, Luqi, Tufts University, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
  3. How Does Technology Affect Communication in the Workplace?
    Huffman, Kathleen E., The College of St. Scholastica, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  4. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  5. 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
  6. Finite element model updating using application programming interface (API) for PARIS (PARameter Identification System)
    Zhu, Wenzhen, Tufts University, 2009, M.S.
    Subject: Civil engineering
  7. The downfall of Russo-Bulgarian relations, 1878--1886 from San Stefano to the Kaulbars mission
    Rekun, Mikhail S., Tufts University, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: History
  8. A Solar Climate Control system using a water film flow to conserve energy in greenhouses
    Menard, Odette, McGill University (Canada), 1991, M.SC.
    Subject: Agricultural engineering
  9. Bridge Structural Health Monitoring using Statistical Damage Detection and Advanced Load Rating Methods
    Reiff, Alexandra J., Tufts University, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Civil engineering
  10. PARameter Identification System (PARIS) for Automated Finite Element Model Updating
    Rohela, Peeyush, Tufts University, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Civil engineering
  11. Nondestructive load testing and comparison of approaches for bridge load rating using ASD, LFD, and LRFD methods
    Iplikcioglu, Merve, Tufts University, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Civil engineering
    Biomass Gasification for Carbon Dioxide Enrichment in Greenhouses
    Dion, Louis-Martin, McGill University (Canada), 2011, M.Sc.
    Subject: Agricultural engineering
  12. Continuous monitoring of the Dowling Hall Footbridge
    Moser, Peter, Tufts University, 2010, M.S.
    Subject: Civil engineering
  13. Instagram: Why do we Post?
    Bradley, Peter, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
  14. Comparison of system identification techniques with field vibration data for structural health monitoring of bridges
    Rahman, Muhammad Shamiur, Carleton University (Canada), 2012, M.A.Sc.
    Subject: Civil engineering
  15. Modelling the economic basis of sustainability through the use of recycling, reassembly, and reuse
    Eacuello, Stephen Salvatore, University of Rhode Island, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Environmental engineering
    The role of communication and listening in leadership
    Van Engen, Elinor Kae, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  16. 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.
    Subject: Nursing
    Behind South Korean cosmetic surgery: Its historical causes and its intertwined relationship with Korean pop culture
    Wang, Yuqing, University of Delaware, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Asian studies
  17. Creating brand evangelists in the 21st century: Using brand engagement through social media to develop brand loyalty in teens
    Savage, Jennifer, University of Southern California, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Journalism
    Impact of strategic leadership styles on organizational success in public, private, and nonprofit organizations
    Ngwa, Chenwi M., Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, 2012, M.P.A.
    Subject: Organization theory
  18. Nummulites biofabrics as tool for quality evaluation of the Eocene Jdeir Formation reservoir NW offshore, Libya
    Agail, Abdusalam Ali, The University of Texas at El Paso, 2011, M.S.
    Subject: Geology
  19. Big data analytics using Hadoop tools
    Chullipparambil, Chinnu Padman, San Diego State University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Computer science
    How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    The mechanics of effective press release writing
    Woolley, Janelle, Southeastern Louisiana University, 2004, M.A.
    Subject: Rhetoric
  20. An analysis of the text of the Fourth Gospel in the writings of Origen
    Anderson, Jared, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008, M.A.
    Subject: Biblical studies
    Prediction of train-induced vibrations in buildings using impedance modeling
    Kayiparambil P. Anish, Tufts University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Civil engineering
  21. Conflict management and communication medium in the workplace
    Wilson, Brooke Marie, Tarleton State University, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Management
    Flex House: Prefabricating the Tiny House Movement
    Schenk, Kathryn, University of Cincinnati, 2015, M.Arch.
    Subject: Architecture
    Solar thermal cooling and heating: A year-round thermal comfort strategy using a hybrid solar absorption chiller and hydronic heating scheme
    Kirchhoff, Jason P., University of Southern California, 2010, M.B.S.
    Subject: Architectural engineering
  22. Viral marketing A new branding strategy to influence consumers
    Yang, Xiaofang, University of Ottawa (Canada), 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Marketing
  23. Controlled trial of oral glucocorticoids in outpatients with acute COPD exacerbation who present to the emergency department: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study
    Aaron, Shawn David, University of Ottawa (Canada), 1999, M.Sc.
    Subject: Medicine
    Improving the reliability of power supply at isolated locations using energy storage systems
    Aming, Dwayne, University of Manitoba (Canada), 2008, M.Sc.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  24. High performance control of inverter interfaced distributed generation
    Lei, Qin, Michigan State University, 2010, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering
  25. Parameterized least-squares attitude history estimation and magnetic field observations of the auroral spatial structures probe
    Martineau, Ryan J., Utah State University, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
    Visualizing brand personality and personal branding: Case analysis on Starbucks and Nike's brand value co-creation on Instagram
    Chang, Chia Yu, The University of Iowa, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Communication