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June 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
    COYNE, MICHAEL JOHN, American University, 1965, Ph.D.
    Subject: International law
  4. 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
  5. Female Book Owners in the Valois Courts, 1350--1550: Devotional Manuscripts as Vehicles for Self-Definition
    Hand, Joni M., City University of New York, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Art history
  6. Increasing international student application and enrollment to a branch campus
    Weinman, Jennifer S., University of Southern California, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Higher education administration
  7. 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
    GARTNER, JOSEPH F., The University of Chicago, 1962, Ph.D.
    Subject: International law
    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
  9. A Case Study of Classroom Management Practices and the Influence on Classroom Disruptions
    Rusk, Robert Brian, Grand Canyon University, 2016, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education
  10. The Eastern International: The "Domestic East" and the "Foreign East" in Soviet-Arab Relations, 1917-68
    Kirasirova, Masha, New York University, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: History
  11. Barriers to servant leadership: Perceived organizational elements that impede servant leader effectiveness
    Foster, Barry Alan, The Fielding Institute, 2000, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  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. 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
  14. A new look at the minimum wage's effect on employment
    Verner, Jimmy Lynn, Jr., The University of Texas at Dallas, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Labor economics
  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
    "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
  16. Exploration of the Relationship Between Authentic and Transformational Leadership in Female Leaders
    Platt, Elizabeth, Brandman University, 2015, Ed.D.
    Subject: Management
    Determinants of anomie: A cross-national study
    Zhao, Ruohui, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Criminology
  17. 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
    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
  18. The Impact of Leadership Behavior on Employee Engagement
    Li, Yong, Lawrence Technological University, 2016, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    Leadership styles and conflict management styles: An exploratory study
    Stanley, Angelia Denise, Regent University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  19. 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
  20. Contingent workers and competitive position: The effect of contingent worker use on organizational performance
    Stickney, Lisa T., Temple University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  21. The effectiveness of humor in persuasion: The case of business ethics training
    Lyttle, James Bruce, York University (Canada), 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Testing of a brief Internet cyberbullying prevention program in college students
    Doane, Ashley Nicole, Old Dominion University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Counseling Psychology
  25. 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
    Understanding creativity in organizations: The relationships among cross-level variables and creativity in research and development organizations
    McLean, Laird Douglas, University of Minnesota, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Organizational behavior

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. Advantages and Disadvantages of Flexible Seating
    Havig, Jenna S., Minot State University, 2017, M.Ed.
    Subject: Education
  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. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  9. Instagram Influencers: The Effects of Sponsorship on Follower Engagement With Fitness Instagram Celebrities
    Neal, Morgan, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Communication
  10. Managing Workplace Diversity: The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion
    Rankin-Gomez, Kelly, Davenport University, 2011, M.B.A.
    Subject: Business administration
    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
    Cyberbullying: Negative impacts call for stronger legislation
    Ryan, Jennifer, Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  11. 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
    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. Cultural Competence in Nursing Students and Practicing Nurses
    Li, Zhizhong, University of Nevada, Reno, 2016, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  13. 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
    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
  14. An ocean of difference: An exploration of cultural differences in learning styles
    Lucrecio, Lorraine M., University of the Pacific, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: International relations
  15. Nurse unionism, origins, and effects in the care setting
    Snyder, Suzanne, State University of New York Empire State College, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Labor relations
    Negative effects of cyberbullying and social media usage among young adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Negative Effects of Cyberbullying and Social Media Use among Young Adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Nurse to Patient Ratio with Nurse Burnout
    Teeter, Kayla, Gardner-Webb University, 2014, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  16. Green products and green marketing: Factors affecting consumers' purchases of green products
    Donikini, Rajyalaxmi, Tennessee State University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Agricultural economics
  17. Effects of information technology on organizational communication: A case study of a selected healthcare organization
    Agboola, Toluwani C., The Florida State University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Communication
    Artificial Intelligence: Issues of Consumer Privacy, Industry Risks, and Ethical Concerns
    Brubaker, Kyle, Utica College, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  18. An Application of the Dual Factor Model of Mental Health in Elementary School Students: Implications for Social Functioning and Psychopathology
    Smith, Nicholas David W., University of South Florida, 2020, *Ed.S.
    Subject: Educational psychology
    Towards a capabilities theory of rights
    Spring, Jeffrey, University of Guelph (Canada), 2005, M.A.
    Subject: Philosophy
  19. The cultural production of domination in Nazi Germany: Architecture as propaganda
    Narver, Jeffrey David, Simon Fraser University (Canada), 1990, M.A.
    Subject: Cultural anthropology
  20. Restaurant Industry Sustainability: Barriers and Solutions to Sustainable Practice Indicators
    Freeman, Emily McConnell, Arizona State University, 2011, M.S.
    Subject: Sustainability
  21. Violence Against People with Albinism in Tanzania: A Model to Combat Dehumanization
    Kaigoma, Donatian D., Alaska Pacific University, 2018, M.A.P.
    Subject: Theology
    Counterfeiting and its link to organized crime and terrorism: Efforts to tackle the suppy side of this threat, and the use of this lethal connection to deter consumer demand
    Pitkin, Darcy L., Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
  22. Supply-demand Forecasting for a Ride-Hailing System
    Wang, Runyi, University of California, Irvine, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Transportation
    The effects of teaching prefix meaning and a strategy to derive word meaning on a prefix vocabulary test and sentence comprehension test for middle school students with learning disabilities
    Harris, Shannon K., Utah State University, 2010, M.S.
    Subject: Special education
  23. The Tattoo: A Mark of Subversion, Deviance, or Mainstream Self-Expression?
    Camacho, Jocelyn N., University of South Florida, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology
    Business Intelligence: Evolution and Future Trends
    Bataweel, Dalal Suliman, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
    Modern Day Propaganda: Characteristics of Fake News and Psychological Effects on the Public
    Smith, Garrett, Utica College, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
    Ransomware: An Analysis of the Current and Future Threat Ransomware Presents
    Branche, Patrick O., Utica College, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  24. Vicarious traumatization, secondary traumatic stress, and burnout in sexual assault and domestic violence agency staff and volunteers
    Baird, Stephanie Ann, University of North Texas, 1999, M.S.
    Subject: Occupational psychology
    A Study of the History of Cryptocurrency and Associated Risks and Threats
    Madey, Robert Stanley, Utica College, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Computer science
  25. Cinema sisters: Laura Mulvey, Cindy Sherman, and the destruction of the male gaze
    Helt, Crystal, Azusa Pacific University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Film studies
    Contemporary human trafficking in the United States: An analysis of sexual trafficking
    Jacobs, Danielle, California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: American history
    Dystopia Across Cultures: Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Dystopian Fiction
    Mowdy, Haley, Texas Woman's University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Modern literature
    Modeling and Simulation of a Hybrid PV/Wind/Battery Storage Off-Grid Power System
    Kareri, Tareq, Northern Illinois University, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
    Life without parole for juvenile offenders: Questions of legality and adolescent culpability
    Corrington, David L., University of North Texas, 2010, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
    The Impact of Mobile Devices and Applications on Consumer Privacy and Security
    Evans, Zaviera R., Utica College, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology