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June 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 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
  5. Teacher-Writer Perceptions on the Essence of Writing: Influences, Identity and Habits of Mind to Sustain a Writing Life
    Daniels, Shari Lynn, The University of North Dakota, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Teacher education
    WALTZ, KENNETH NEAL, Columbia University, 1954, Ph.D..
    Subject: International law
  7. Student perceptions and recommendations to create a philanthropy culture in the University of Puerto Rico
    Diaz-Rivera, Astrid J., University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (Puerto Rico), 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Occupational psychology
  8. Transforming an Academic Library to a Learning Commons Model: Strategies for Success
    Barton, Carolina, Concordia University Irvine, 2018, Ed.D.
    Subject: Library science
  9. The effectiveness of humor in persuasion: The case of business ethics training
    Lyttle, James Bruce, York University (Canada), 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  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
    The emergence of the dark hero in Scott and Byron: A Darwinian perspective
    Jobling, Ian D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2002, Ph.D.
    Subject: British & Irish literature
  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
    Leadership styles and conflict management styles: An exploratory study
    Stanley, Angelia Denise, Regent University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  12. Design and Analysis of Coded Mask Imaging Systems
    Spinoulas, Leonidas, Northwestern University, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  13. 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
  14. International Student Engagement in American Higher Education: Perspectives of International Students Toward Services Provided by the Office of International Services
    Qu, Huijuan, Saint Louis University, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational tests & measurements
    Contingent workers and competitive position: The effect of contingent worker use on organizational performance
    Stickney, Lisa T., Temple University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    The relationship between gender, presidential leadership, and the quality of community colleges
    Hua, Pei Chi, University of Southern California, 2005, Ed.D.
    Subject: Community college education
  15. An Assessment of Teaching and Learning about Sustainability across the Higher Education Curriculum
    Michel, Jessica Ostrow, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2020, Ed.D.
    Subject: Higher education
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Relationship Between Age, Gender, and Incivility in Online Registered Nurses to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Classes
    Cain, Lyn Bohlmann, Grand Canyon University, 2017, Ph.D.
    Subject: Social psychology
    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
  19. A model for Biblical worldview development in Evangelical Christian emerging adults
    Erdvig, Roger Charles Stensrud, Liberty University, 2016, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education
    Correlation between transformational leadership practices of teachers and administrators of a large suburban newly established high school
    Garity, Thomas C., Lincoln Memorial University, 2011, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational leadership
  20. 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
  21. Servant leadership and transformational leadership in church organizations
    Scuderi, Noelle F., The George Washington University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Occupational psychology
  22. Beauty pageants in neoliberal China: A feminist media study of feminine beauty and Chinese culture
    Zhang, Meng, University of Florida, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mass communication
  23. Geometric and Topological Aspects of Soft & Active Matter
    Shankar, Suraj, Syracuse University, 2019, Ph.D.
    Subject: Condensed matter physics
  24. Crime, punishment, and empire: The United States District Court for China, 1906-1943. (Volume I and II)
    Scully, Eileen Paula, Georgetown University, 1994, Ph.D.
    Subject: American history
    iLeadership: The leadership style of Steve Jobs
    Valentine, Christopher J., Pepperdine University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational leadership
  25. Gender socialization in the family
    Shearer, Cindy L., The Pennsylvania State University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Developmental psychology

Masters Theses

  1. International Students' Challenges in the United States and the Roles of the Host School: A Case Study of International Students at a Mid-Western University
    Awosanya, Oriyomi, Minot State University, 2018, M.Ed.
    Subject: Education
  2. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subject: Management
    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
  3. 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
  4. 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
    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
  5. 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
    The Effect of Purposeful Hourly Rounding on the Incidence of Patient Falls
    Brown, Crista H., Gardner-Webb University, 2016, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  6. Consumer Attitude and Purchasing Behavior Related to Native Advertising on Instagram Social Media Platform
    Pavlenko, Kateryna, Webster University, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
  7. Cryptocurrency the new money laundering problem for banking, law enforcement, and the legal system
    Jacquez, Todd, Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Law
  8. Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Nurse to Patient Ratio with Nurse Burnout
    Teeter, Kayla, Gardner-Webb University, 2014, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  9. Canada, the Perpetrator: The Legacy of Systematic Violence and the Contemporary Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
    Ancil, Gabriel Sy, Indiana University, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Women's studies
    Consumers' cognitive, affective, and behavioral responses toward a firm's recovery strategies when committing a transgression
    Collins, LaShaun Mona, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
    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
  10. Teacher Perceptions of Effectiveness of the Zones of Regulation
    Kisiel, Karli, Southern Connecticut State University, 2019, M.S.W.
    Subject: Social work
    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
  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
    Relationship Between Males' Coaching Efficacy and Prior Exposure to Sport Psychology
    Villalon, Christina Ann, University of North Texas, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Kinesiology
  12. A manual for turning customer complaints into opportunities to improve customer service and satisfaction in the service industry
    Griffin, Darryl A., California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2008, M.S.
    Subject: Management
    The effect of errorless learning procedures on rate of skill acquisition in teaching children with autism
    Wolde, Tsion-Hanna, California State University, Fresno, 2009, M.A.
    Subject: Behavioral psychology
  13. What's the Mindset? an Investigation of Junior Hockey Players' Attitudes Toward Sport Psychology
    Shaw, Andrew Robert, University of Lethbridge (Canada), 2018, M.Ed.
    Subject: School counseling
  14. Medical social workers' ability to recognize spiritual issues in practice
    Tyson, Maple Jean, California State University, Long Beach, 2001, M.S.W.
    Subject: Social work
    Advantages and Disadvantages of Flexible Seating
    Havig, Jenna S., Minot State University, 2017, M.Ed.
    Subject: Education
    The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Autonomous Cyber Defense
    Crawford, Jennifer, Utica College, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Computer science
  15. The benefits of group work to individual students academically and socially
    Khalifa, Lauren Elizabeth, Saint Mary's College of California, 2012, M.A.T.
    Subject: Elementary education
    Weaponization of Artifical Intelligence
    Pozzi, Joseph A., Utica College, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Artificial intelligence
  16. Understanding the international student experience
    Aydinol, Ayse Begum, Eastern Michigan University, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Educational psychology
    Advantages, Disadvantages, and Experiences of One-to-One Technology in the Classroom
    Keller, Camilla K., Minot State University, 2018, M.Ed.
    Subject: Education
    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 Evolution of Ransomware and Breadth of its Economic Impact
    McKnight, James, Utica College, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
    Flexible Seating: Effects of Student Seating Type Choice in the Classroom
    Allen, Callie, Western Illinois University, 2018, M.S.Ed.
    Subject: Elementary education
  17. Fashion Designer Brands in the Digital Age
    Liu, Lian, Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Technical communication
    hawakamat alsharikat aleayiliat fi dawlat qtr: altahadiyat walbadayil
    Marey, Mohamed Nader, Qatar University (Qatar), 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Law
    McLuhan's relevance in today's society: A look at social media on mobile devices
    McKenzie, Sandy, Syracuse University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Communication
  18. 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
    How gender role stereotypes affect attraction in an online dating scenario
    Chappetta, Kelsey, The University of Alabama, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Social psychology
    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
    Application of Blockchain for Authentication, Verification of Identity and Cloud Computing
    Kuebler, Raymond G., Utica College, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Banking
    Impact of Employee Motivation on Employee Retention Rates
    Dugovicova, Janka, Webster University, 2019, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  19. Challenges and potential solutions to communication problems faced by international students at Arkansas State University
    Pal, Ashutosh, Arkansas State University, 2016, M.S.M.C.
    Subject: Communication
    Developing a change management plan for organizational transformation
    Meade, Kimberly J., California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2013, M.S.Q.A.
    Subject: Management
    The Relationship between Social Media Use, Body Image and Attitudes towards Food among Female Adolescents
    Smith, Corinne R., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Nutrition
    A cinema of fatal attractions: Viewing genre through borderline personality disorder
    Bylina, Lisabeth Ann, Colorado State University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Film studies
    Social media use and self-esteem in undergraduate students
    Pineiro, Carly R., Rowan University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Social research
    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
    The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity
    Lidestri, Nick, Utica College, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Artificial intelligence
  20. Teachers' perceptions of and responses to students' with mental illness in their classroom
    Soberanis, Eminely, California State University, Long Beach, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Social work
    Causes of Correctional Officer Stress and Its Consequences
    McCarthy, William Daniel, Indiana State University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology
    Green products and green marketing: Factors affecting consumers' purchases of green products
    Donikini, Rajyalaxmi, Tennessee State University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Agricultural economics
    The influence of protest songs on the U.S. public: A Vietnam War perspective
    Carrillo, Juan Rene, The University of Texas at El Paso, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Arab musicians in Washington, D.C. area: Ethnicity and identity
    Campo-Abdoun, Christina K., University of Maryland, College Park, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Music
  21. Managing Workplace Diversity: The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion
    Rankin-Gomez, Kelly, Davenport University, 2011, M.B.A.
    Subject: Business administration
    The negative impact of the one child policy on the Chinese society as it relates to the parental support of the aging population
    Powell, Tabitha Michelle, Georgetown University, 2012, M.A.L.S.
    Subject: International relations
    Gender role portrayals of modern Disney royalty: Stereotypical or androgynous?
    Lopreore, Katie M., Middle Tennessee State University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Gender studies
    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
    Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    An Origami-Based Soft Actuator and the Application as A Soft Gripper
    Wang, Meixin, The George Washington University, 2019, M.S.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
    #TrendingFeminism: The Impact of Digital Feminist Activism
    Clark, Cassie, The George Washington University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Women's studies
    Aligning visual art curriculum with common core state standards through the methodology of visual thinking strategies
    Rakowicz, Jill Claire, The University of the Arts, 2015, M.Ed.
    Subject: Art education
    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
    Defending against cybercrime
    Thompson, Lester, Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Computer science
  22. Inside the crystal palace: A history of Henry Ford's Highland Park plant
    Jacques, April Key, Michigan State University, 2008, M.A.
    Subject: American studies
    Examining the integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in preschool and transitional kindergarten (TK) classrooms using a social-constructivist approach
    Aguilar, Natalie A., Mills College, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Early childhood education
    Investigating children's role in family dining-out choice: A study of family restaurant in Taiwan
    Chen, Yang-Su, Purdue University, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
    Instagram Influencers: The Effects of Sponsorship on Follower Engagement With Fitness Instagram Celebrities
    Neal, Morgan, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Communication
    Juvenile delinquency: Causes and solutions
    Anderson, Alphonso, III, Tennessee State University, 2014, M.C.J.
    Subject: Criminology
    Negative effects of cyberbullying and social media usage among young adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  23. Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing for Water Temperature Assessment along the Santa Ana River Using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) System
    Chacon, Diana Carolina, California State University, Fullerton, 2019, M.S.
    Subject: Geology
    Call-out culture: How online shaming affects social media participation in young adults
    Huffman, Ethan M., Gonzaga University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
    How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    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
    Millennial Motivation and the Generational Shift
    Balduc, Brittney R., The College of St. Scholastica, 2016, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    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
  24. <The Purification of Atg39 and Structural Insights Into Its Role in Endoplasmic Reticulum and Nuclear Autophagy
    Perot, Skyler, Dartmouth College, 2019, M.S.
    Subject: Biochemistry
    Watson's Theory of Human Caring: Effect on Nurse Perception of Care Environment
    Jones, Shannon N., Gardner-Webb University, 2018, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
    The value creation of artificial intelligence customer service in E-self service
    Hah, Hye Young, Purdue University, 2010, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
    Breaking From Tradition: Female Spies In The American Revolution
    Lesco, AnnMarie, Southern Connecticut State University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: American history
    Pedro II and Getulio Vargas: National leaders, words, and sociopolitical change in Brazil during the Paraguayan War and World War II
    Ortiz, Nicholas, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Latin American history
    Public Opinion About Police Use of Body-Worn Cameras
    Paulsen, Deanne, The University of North Dakota, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Psychology
    Use of heart rate and heart rate variability to indicate anaerobic threshold
    Park, Sung Wook, The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Kinesiology
    Sustainable Innovation in the Cosmetic Industry---Obstacles, Contributing Factors, and Strategies
    Feng, Chen, University of Minnesota, 2016, M.S.E.M.
    Subject: Management
    Solid Waste Management in Coastal Ghana
    Akuoko, Ivy Serwaa Gyimah, University of Rhode Island, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Environmental studies
    An examination of intimate partner violence prevention programs for adolescent males, teen boys and young men
    Hanington, Pamela, University of Toronto (Canada), 2010, M.A.
    Subject: Social sciences education
    Celebrity Endorsement vs. Influencer Marketing Perception of Credibility among Millennials
    Tayyebtaher, Nazanin, Webster University, 2019, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
  25. Attitudes toward gun control laws: Exploring relationships in recently gathered data
    Borkowski, Elizabeth, Florida Atlantic University, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
    "How did Toyota stay on top?": Revisiting crisis communication discourse
    Knoespel, Rachel M., Marquette University, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Human trafficking in the media: A content analysis on human trafficking frames in documentaries, movies, and television episodes
    Austin, Rachel, Northeastern University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
    La representation des animaux dans les lais de Marie de France
    Spielman, Heidi, Northern Illinois University, 2010, M.A.
    Subject: Romance literature
    Edge Effects in Estuarine Habitat Mosaics: An Experimental Test Using Restored Eelgrass Beds
    Griffith, Kaylee Rose, San Diego State University, 2019, M.S.
    Subject: Ecology
    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
    Application of the precede-proceed model in the evaluation of a community based youth fitness and nutrition summer camp program
    Johnson, Olivia, The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Nutrition
    Green Gentrification in Washington, D.C. A Methods Study of How GIS Can Be Used to Assess the Effects of Parks on City-wide Gentrification
    Kogan, Alyssa, Tufts University, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Urban planning
    Comparative Blood Dynamics Between Human Blood and Two Commercially Available Blood Substitutes
    Schwartz, Maxine, University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Genetics
    The value of cyber security in small business
    Feagin, Roger D., Utica College, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Information science
    Nurse managers' knowledge of staff nurse burnout
    Stewart, Kristy Lynn, Western Carolina University, 2009, M.S.
    Subject: Nursing
    Interest group politics and abortion rights
    Hartnett, Amelia, Western Illinois University, 2012, M.L.A.S.
    Subject: Women's studies