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June 2017


  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Authentic transformational leadership and implicit leadership theories
    Nichols, Thomas W., University of North Texas, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  5. "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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Macroergonomics interventions: Influence of referral method, psychosocial, and demographic factors on outcomes
    Nwaelele, Onyenma Dan, Seattle University, 2015, Ed.D.
    Subject: Industrial engineering
    The role of management accounting and accountants in selected Sudanese public and private enterprises
    Musa, El-Khidir Ali, University of Bath (United Kingdom), 1987, Ph.D.
    Subject: Accounting
  11. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    Ferguson, Karen L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business 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
    Stability of footings adjacent to spaced pile-row
    Sudani, Ghassan A., Lamar University - Beaumont, 2013, D.E.
    Subject: Civil engineering
  13. The iconography of the Memphite priesthood in Egypt's elite tombs of the Old Kingdom
    Thompson, John Steven, Jr., University of Pennsylvania, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Near Eastern studies
  14. The Power of Feedback: An Indicator of Mentor Effectiveness during Student Teaching
    Hall, Dara Michelle, James Madison University, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Teacher education
    Eyes wide shut: Understanding private student loan indebtedness
    Johnson, Arthur Wayne, Mercer University, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Higher education
    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
  15. Parent Predictors of Social-Emotional Strengths in Kindergarteners
    LaRosa, Kayla, University of South Florida, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Psychology
    Leadership styles and conflict management styles: An exploratory study
    Stanley, Angelia Denise, Regent University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  16. Effects of word-of-mouth communication on purchasing decisions in restaurants: A path analytic study
    Jang, Dongsuk, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  17. Anatomical Study of the Greater Palatine Artery: Clinical Implications for Palatal Graft Procedures
    Cunningham, Nina Maria Karin, Nova Southeastern University, 2016, M.Sc.D.
    Subject: Dentistry
    How school practices to promote parental involvement influence student success
    Martin, Joanne D., The Claremont Graduate University and San Diego State University, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  18. Sign of the librarian in the cinema of horror: An exploration of filmic function
    Graham, Antoinette G., The Florida State University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Library science
    Summer camp as ritual space: Adolescent identity development away from 'real life'
    Foote, Monica Harriman, Indiana University, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Folklore
  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
    The effects of marketing efforts and culture on brand equity formation
    Yoo, Boonghee, Georgia State University, 1996, PH.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  20. Teachers' beliefs regarding the implementation of constructivism in their classroom
    Beck, Judy, The University of Toledo, 1997, Ph.D.
    Subject: Curriculum development
    Integrative executive leadership: Towards a general theory of positive business leadership
    Reno, Mark David, University of Toronto (Canada), 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  21. Consumer perception of brand equity measurement: A new scale
    Baalbaki, Sally Samih, University of North Texas, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  22. Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    Cardosi, Cynthia A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
    The Effect of Education on Evidence-Based Practice and Nurses' Beliefs/Attitudes Toward and Intent to use Evidence-Based Practice
    Mooney, Steve, Gardner-Webb University, 2012, D.N.P.
    Subject: Health education
    Exploring the values and attributes of servant leaders
    Russell, Robert Foster, Regent University, 2000, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  23. Highly significant findings in psychology: A power and effect size survey
    Ward, Rose Marie, University of Rhode Island, 2002, Ph.D.
    Subject: Experimental psychology
    Transformational leadership and its relationship to trust and behavioral integrity
    Childers, W. Harrison, Saybrook University, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    NOWLAN, GARY ALAN, University of Colorado at Boulder, 1976, Ph.D.
    Subject: Geochemistry
  24. Lucrezia's Saint: The Child Baptist and Medici redemption in fifteenth-century Florence
    Solum, Stefanie Lee, University of California, Berkeley, 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: Art history
    Supermarket "loyalty" cards and consumer privacy education: An examination into consumer knowledge about cards' data collection function
    Albrecht, Katherine, Harvard University, 2006, Ed.D.
    Subject: Adult education
    The impact of balanced scorecard usage on organization performance
    Christesen, David Allen, University of Minnesota, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    The impact of activity-based costing on organizational performance
    Sanford, Robin A., Nova Southeastern University, 2009, D.B.A.
    Subject: Accounting
    Modelo explicativo de los factores que influyen en el comportamiento etico/no etico del empleado y su relacion con la generacion de valor
    Ruiz Palomino, Pablo, Universidad de Castilla - La Mancha (Spain), 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    The marketing effectiveness of hotel Facebook pages: From perspectives of customers and messages
    Leung, Xi Yu, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  25. Corporate social responsibility and performance: A study of small businesses in the United States
    Srichatsuwan, Supaporn, Alliant International University, 2014, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management

Masters Theses

  1. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  2. Characterization of electric solid propellant pulsed microthrusters
    Glascock, Matthew Scott, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Aerospace engineering
  3. Anatomical Study of the Greater Palatine Artery: Clinical Implications for Palatal Graft Procedures
    Cunningham, Nina Maria Karin, Nova Southeastern University, 2016, M.Sc.D.
    Subject: Dentistry
  4. Determination of Low Molecular Weight Acids in Mist Chamber Extracts by Capillary Electrophoresis and Ion Chromatography
    Zhou, Xueting, University of Calgary (Canada), 2013, M.Sc.
    Subject: Analytical chemistry
  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. One Belt One Road: China's Nation-Building Initiative
    Zhang, Yizhi Jing Jing, The George Washington University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: International relations
  7. The myth of the underdog in press photo images of the Syrian Civil War
    Smith, Gareth Ross, The University of Iowa, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Journalism
  8. "Babbitt": Loss of human values
    McNary, Leonora P., California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2003, M.A.
    Subject: American literature
  9. Affective factors in second language acquisition: A critical review of the literature
    Yokochi, Laura M., West Virginia University, 2003, M.A.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  10. Ransomware: A Growing Epidemic for Business
    Corrigan, Kevin, Utica College, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  11. 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
    ISIS: The use of social media
    Durr, Brenna, Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Social research
    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
  12. Comparison of stress triggers and stress management techniques of nurse practitioner students and undergraduate nursing students
    Cho, Julie J., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
    Consumer's restaurant choices: How we trade-off quality and price
    Jung, Jae Man, Purdue University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
    Neural network burst pressure prediction in composite overwrapped pressure vessels from acoustic emission data
    Dion, Seth-Andrew T., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2006, M.S.
    Subject: Aerospace engineering
  13. Gender discrimination in the workplace
    Childs, Sheena, State University of New York Empire State College, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Women's studies
    Neural network burst pressure prediction in composite overwrapped pressure vessels using mathematically modeled acoustic emission data
    Iizuka, Junya, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 2010, M.B.A.
    Subject: Aerospace engineering
  14. 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
    Business Intelligence: Evolution and Future Trends
    Bataweel, Dalal Suliman, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  15. The role of communication and listening in leadership
    Van Engen, Elinor Kae, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Understanding key performance indicators through driver measures
    Krishnapillai, Alagesan, University of Ottawa (Canada), 2009, M.Sc.
    Subject: Systems science
  16. Spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) response to nitrogen (N) loss management and sulfate-based soil salinity
    Thapa, Resham, North Dakota State University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Soil sciences
    The relationship of globalization in the development and success of the Chilean wine industry
    Kripas, Jeanette, Marshall University, 2008, M.A.
    Subject: Geography
    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
  17. A study of customer loyalty and the image of the fine dining restaurant
    Eliwa, Rasha Ali, Oklahoma State University, 2006, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
    The first recurrence of cancer: Rebuilding the hopeful veneer
    Paul, Linda Read, University of Alberta (Canada), 1994, M.N.
    Subject: Nursing
    Viral marketing A new branding strategy to influence consumers
    Yang, Xiaofang, University of Ottawa (Canada), 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Marketing
  18. Celebrity feminism: Exploring the influence of a famous feminist
    Franklyn, Amanda, Oklahoma State University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
    The rise and wrath of ransomware and what it means for society
    Hammill, Ashley, Utica College, 2017, 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
    Teaching critical reading in grade six utilizing the daily newspaper
    Mooney, Albert L., University of Southern California, 1964, M.S.
    Subject: Reading instruction
  19. Comparison of three different post-pitching recovery strategies
    Jensen, Nicholas, University of Delaware, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Health sciences
    Proposing a measure to evaluate the impact of the Sharing Economy: A critical analysis of short-term residential rentals
    Rosa, Bruno Semensato, Northeastern University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
    Gamification in higher education: Not a trivial pursuit
    Campbell, Andrea Ann, St. Thomas University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Challenging gender roles through STEM education in Nepal
    Wallenius, Todd J., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Educational sociology
    An investigation of capital budgeting techniques
    Grisby, Cassandra, Quinnipiac University, 1994, M.B.A.
    Subject: Accounting
    "Jude the Obscure": The condemnation of religion, education and marriage
    Larson, Catherine G., California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2004, M.A.
    Subject: English literature
    A Structured Approach for Facilitating the Implementation of ISO 50001 Standard in Manufacturing Industry
    Ramamoorthy, Kartik, West Virginia University, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Industrial engineering
    Conflict management and communication medium in the workplace
    Wilson, Brooke Marie, Tarleton State University, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Management
    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
  20. The Effect of Purposeful Hourly Rounding on the Incidence of Patient Falls
    Brown, Crista H., Gardner-Webb University, 2016, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
    The enduring lure of the vampire: Sadomasochistic subtexts in postmodern America
    McGuire, Amanda Z., Michigan State University, 2002, M.A.
    Subject: American literature
    McLuhan's relevance in today's society: A look at social media on mobile devices
    McKenzie, Sandy, Syracuse University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Communication
    What Is Social About Social Media Users? How Social Media Efficacy Impacts Information Evaluation Online
    Hocevar, Kristin Page, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
    Domestic Violence and causation theory: An investigation of social and demographic factors impacting minority women who are married or cohabitating
    Wilson, Deborah Darden, North Carolina Central University, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Women's studies
  21. Impact of the Olympic Games on the host city's lodging market
    Li, Yingshun, University of Delaware, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Management
    Environmentally responsive buildings: Multi-objective optimization workflow for daylight and thermal quality
    Gamas Villamil, Alejandro Alberto, University of Southern California, 2014, M.B.S.
    Subject: Architecture
  22. Terror's tangled web: Assessing the Islamic State's cyber recruiting strategies in Western countries
    Reding, Randal G., Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
    Dealing with manhood: General strain theory, masculinity, and the engagement in illicit drug trafficking
    Arnold, Sonita L., University of Louisville, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology
    Developing a change management plan for organizational transformation
    Meade, Kimberly J., California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2013, M.S.Q.A.
    Subject: Management
    Measuring Social Media Engagement
    Pansari, Chandan, MICA (Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad) (India), 2010, M.A.
    Subject: Web studies
    The mechanics of effective press release writing
    Woolley, Janelle, Southeastern Louisiana University, 2004, M.A.
    Subject: Rhetoric
    Short-term and long-term effects of curcumin on activities of glutathione S-transferase and cytochrome P450 in livers of rats
    Husain, Saleha, Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada), 1997, M.E.S.
    Subject: Animal Physiology
  23. A comparison of two types of augmentative and alternative communication systems (iPad and PECS) for children with autism spectrum disorder: The benefits of integrating assistive technology into the ASD classroom
    McMurray, Kristen Rochelle, California State University, Fullerton, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Special education
    How Online Reviews Influence Consumer Restaurant Selection
    Gunden, Nefike, University of South Florida, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Management
    Indicators of success: An exploration of successful conflict management in US hospital settings
    Charlton, Paul, Georgetown University, 2010, M.A.
    Subject: Alternative dispute resolution
    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
    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
    Defending against cybercrime
    Thompson, Lester, Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Computer science
  24. Conflict Management Model for Project Managers
    Charboneau, Diana, The College of St. Scholastica, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Management
    Causation and Impact of Ransomware Infection in Large Organizations
    Karaffa, Casey, Utica College, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Computer science
    Teaching of information literacy: Collaboration between teaching faculty and librarians
    Allner, Irmin B., Texas A&M University - Kingsville, 2010, M.A.
    Subject: Rhetoric
    Symbiosis between biophilic design and restorative healing environments: The impact on overall well-being of urban dwellers
    Cleveland, Amanda C., The Florida State University, 2014, M.F.A.
    Subject: Design
    Instagram: Why do we Post?
    Bradley, Peter, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
  25. A Meta-Analysis on the Variables of Storybook Reading Relative to Early Literacy Development
    Allen, Amy C., University of California, Riverside, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Early childhood education
    Soil extracellular enzyme activities, soil carbon and nitrogen storage under nitrogen fertilization: A meta-analysis
    Jian, Siyang, Tennessee State University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Soil sciences
    Perceptions of domestic violence and strangulation
    Wyllie, Tara Ashley, Tennessee State University, 2010, M.S.
    Subject: Law
    Clicktivism, slacktivism, or "real" activism cultural codes of American activism in the internet era
    Butler, Mary, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    How Does Technology Affect Communication in the Workplace?
    Huffman, Kathleen E., The College of St. Scholastica, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Management
    The effects of network security in non-censorship countries compared to countries with strong censorship
    Boyd, Kishana, Utica College, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
    Dual diagnosis: The effects of substance abuse on patients with schizophrenia
    Malchy, Leslie, McGill University (Canada), 2000, M.Sc.
    Subject: Mental health
    Nursing Team Dynamics: Communication, Culture, Collaboration
    Bateman, Teresa, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Communication