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March 2018


  1. Rethinking U.S. education policy: Four paradigms of the knowledge economy
    Araya, Daniel, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Education policy
  2. The Impact of Texting and Social Media on Students' Academic Writing Skills
    Risto, Angela, Tennessee State University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  3. The relationship of religiosity, spirituality and high-risk sexual and related behaviors among black men who have sex with men (Black MSM)
    Watkins, Tommie Lee, Jr., The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2013, Dr.P.H.
    Subject: Health education
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. The Impact of Social Media Use on Adolescent Mental Health and Social Participation
    Ward, Kathryn, Alliant International University, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  8. Weathering change: A grounded theory study of organizations in flux
    Raffanti, Michael Anthony, Fielding Graduate University, 2005, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
    Learning to be engaged: Leader goal orientation, employee goal orientation and the mediating role of employee learning on employee engagement and performance
    Pollock, Patrick W., St. Ambrose University, 2015, D.B.A.
    Subject: Business administration
  9. Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    Cardosi, Cynthia A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  10. 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
  11. An awkward silence: Missing and murdered vulnerable women and the Canadian justice system
    Pearce, Maryanne, University of Ottawa (Canada), 2013, D.Law
    Subject: Law
  12. City of Slaves: Local Regulation of Human Trafficking
    Christoffersen, Lyndsey G., University of California, Irvine, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Public policy
  13. 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
  14. Social media use and depression in emerging adults: The moderating effect of parental support
    Schulz, Jessica L., University of Delaware, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Individual & family studies
  15. Measuring Critical Thinking among High School Students: Protective Factor against Stress
    Hoffman, Mackenzie M., Spalding University, 2019, Psy.D.
    Subject: Psychology
    The long term effects of studying abroad
    Buckley, Kevin, Trevecca Nazarene University, 2015, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education
  16. A role for media in reducing the stigma of mental illness
    Robbins, Anne E., Alliant International University, 2015, Psy.D.
    Subject: Mental health
  17. Modelling the influence of green brand image on brand loyalty in technology products: Relationships among green brand image, brand identification, perceived value and brand loyalty
    Kuo, Hui-yi, Alliant International University, 2012, D.B.A.
    Subject: Marketing
  18. 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. Is Empowerment Related to Certified Nursing Assistant Job Satisfaction? A Cross-Sectional Study
    Ewalt, Barbara, Grand Canyon University, 2016, Ed.D.
    Subject: Social sciences education
    Job motivation, satisfaction and performance among bank employees: A correlational study
    Springer, Gary Jon, Northcentral University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Occupational psychology
  20. Exploring generational differences among Millennials, Gen Xers, and Baby Boomers: Work values, manager behavior expectations, and the impact of manager behaviors on work engagement
    Murphy, Michelle Marie, Alliant International University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Organizational behavior
  21. From prison to home: Women's pathways in and out of crime
    Cobbina, Jennifer E., University of Missouri - Saint Louis, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Criminology
  22. 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
    FELD, WERNER JOACHIM, Tulane University, 1962, PhD
    Subject: International law
  23. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    Ferguson, Karen L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business education
  24. Relationship of alpha-theta amplitude crossover during neurofeedback to emergence of spontaneous imagery and biographical memory
    Johnson, Mark Lawrence, University of North Texas, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Physiological psychology
  25. The affective features of psychopathy in incarcerated women
    Davis, Carolyn Elizabeth, Alliant International University, San Diego, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology

Masters Theses

  1. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  2. 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
  3. Negative Effects of Cyberbullying and Social Media Use among Young Adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  4. A Study of the History of Cryptocurrency and Associated Risks and Threats
    Madey, Robert Stanley, Utica College, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Computer science
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. An exploratory study of paired serial killers: Pairing, motive, and criminalistic behavior
    Leonard, Gillian S., University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology
  8. The influence of social media on teens' self-esteem
    Gallagher, Shannon Murphy, Rowan University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Social psychology
    The Influence of Social Media on Teens' Self-Esteem
    Gallagher, Shannon M., Rowan University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Social psychology
  9. 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
    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. The pollen foraging ecology of honey bees (Apis mellifera ) in a fragmented environment
    Park, Brian, University of California, San Diego, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Behavioral sciences
  11. Regulating cryptocurrency to prevent fraud and money laundering
    Ngai, Kenneth, Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Banking
  12. 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
  13. Cryptocurrency the new money laundering problem for banking, law enforcement, and the legal system
    Jacquez, Todd, Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Law
  14. 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
  15. Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Nurse to Patient Ratio with Nurse Burnout
    Teeter, Kayla, Gardner-Webb University, 2014, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
    THOMAS, WALTER ROMULO, Florida Atlantic University, 1971, MA
    Subject: Modern history
  16. 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
  17. The Tattoo: A Mark of Subversion, Deviance, or Mainstream Self-Expression?
    Camacho, Jocelyn N., University of South Florida, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology
  18. The interpersonal negotiation strategies of children with and without learning disabilities
    Jones, Kevin Scott, University of Toronto (Canada), 1995, M.A.
    Subject: Individual & family studies
    The investigation of smarthome devices as an attack vector
    Duszkiewicz, Bryan M., Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Computer science
  19. 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
    A quality management system implementation framework for small-sized companies
    Sawant, Manish Avinash, North Dakota State University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Industrial engineering
  20. Use of Blockchain Technology in Countering Cyberattacks
    Koehler, Thomas, Utica College, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  21. The cultural commodification of identity: Hip-hop authenticity
    Quick, Rachel K., University of Missouri - Columbia, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    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
    Organizations and communication technologies: A study of organizational adaptation
    Mustard, Kimberley Ann, University of Calgary (Canada), 2000, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
  22. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  23. Advantages and Disadvantages of Flexible Seating
    Havig, Jenna S., Minot State University, 2017, M.Ed.
    Subject: Education
    Arkansas State University Students' Perceptions of Islam and Muslims: The Effect of Media and Demographics
    Alotaibi, Saud Helal, Arkansas State University, 2015, M.S.M.C.
    Subject: Mass communication
  24. Child development in war-torn countries and Erik Erikson psychosocial theory of human development
    Ramdhan, Natalie Lopes Da Silva, Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center, 2010, M.A.
    Subject: Developmental psychology
    Modern Day Propaganda: Characteristics of Fake News and Psychological Effects on the Public
    Smith, Garrett, Utica College, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  25. How Does Technology Affect Communication in the Workplace?
    Huffman, Kathleen E., The College of St. Scholastica, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Management