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March 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. 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
  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. Literature review on the personalities and patterns of serial killers
    Papazian, Linda Marie, Azusa Pacific University, 2001, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
    A Quantitative Examination of Social Media Effects on Teens and Young Adults
    McNamara, Caley, California Southern University, 2018, Psy.D.
    Subject: Social psychology
  6. Frequencies between serial killer typology and theorized etiological factors
    Messori, Leryn Rose-Doggett, Antioch University, 2016, Psy.D.
    Subject: Psychology
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Is it dead or alive? An analysis of the doctrine and policy of in loco parentis at American Universities
    Merrick, Robyn Michele, Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Education policy
    Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    Cardosi, Cynthia A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  10. Information sharing and collaboration in the United States intelligence community: An ethnographic study of the National Counterterrorism Center
    Nolan, Bridget Rose, University of Pennsylvania, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Organizational behavior
  11. Exploring the relationship between adolescent social media behaviors and empathy
    Avalone, Janice, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2015, Psy.D.
    Subject: Behavioral psychology
  12. Individual Investors' Attention to Accounting Information: Message Board Discussions
    Lerman, Alina, New York University, Graduate School of Business Administration, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Accounting
  13. The Impact of Leadership Behavior on Employee Engagement
    Li, Yong, Lawrence Technological University, 2016, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  14. Screen Time Exposure and Children's Behavioral Correlates
    Olszewski, Linda Escobar, Pace University, 2015, Psy.D.
    Subject: Psychology
    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
  15. "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
    Crisis communication strategies and reputation risk in an era of social media: A study of online users' perception and engagement
    Hosseinali-Mirza, Venus, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal (Canada), 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Information technology
  16. Social Media and Smartphone Usage in College Students: Associations with Perceived Relationship Quality, Depressive Cognition, Mood, and Well-Being
    Sacco, Garret R., University of Delaware, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  17. Redefining pollution: Plastics in the wild
    Liboiron, Max, New York University, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Communication
  18. Testing ratings of violent video games: How well do they measure up?
    Center, Katherine E., Iowa State University, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Social psychology
  19. "Universal healthcare"- Is it the solution for the current healthcare crisis in the United States?
    Kunnath, Raju J., Drew University, 2012, D.M.H.
    Subject: Health care management
  20. 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
  21. A Case Study of Classroom Management Practices and the Influence on Classroom Disruptions
    Rusk, Robert Brian, Grand Canyon University, 2016, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education
  22. Valor del capital humano: Cómo las prácticas estratégicas de recursos humanos maximizan la contribución del capital humano al desempeño organizacional
    Rodriguez Catalan, Luis G., Universidad del Turabo (Puerto Rico), 2015, D.B.A.
    Subject: Business administration
  23. City of Slaves: Local Regulation of Human Trafficking
    Christoffersen, Lyndsey G., University of California, Irvine, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Public policy
  24. Examining the Relationship between Childhood Trauma and Interpersonal Dependency
    McGowan, Timothy, Adelphi University, 2020, Ph.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
    Dark side of information systems and protection of children online: Examining predatory behavior and victimization of children within social media
    Albert, Connie S., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Information science
  25. The effects of social media use on community college students
    Montgomery, Lakicha, Mississippi State University, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational leadership
    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

Masters Theses

  1. 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
  2. Factors affecting online shopping behavior of Indian consumers
    Sinha, Jayendra, University of South Carolina, 2010, M.S.
    Subject: Management
  3. Social media use and self-esteem in undergraduate students
    Pineiro, Carly R., Rowan University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Social research
  4. 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
  5. The effects of social media on national security within the United States
    Lumpp, Taylor G., Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Web studies
  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. The Influence of Social Media on Teens' Self-Esteem
    Gallagher, Shannon M., Rowan University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Social psychology
    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
    Public Opinion About Police Use of Body-Worn Cameras
    Paulsen, Deanne, The University of North Dakota, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Psychology
  8. Negative Effects of Cyberbullying and Social Media Use among Young Adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  12. High Expectations and Teacher Implicit Biases in a Culture of Care
    Haynes, Jacqueline K., University of South Florida, 2020, *Ed.S.
    Subject: Educational leadership
  13. 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
  14. 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
    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
  15. #TrendingFeminism: The Impact of Digital Feminist Activism
    Clark, Cassie, The George Washington University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Women's studies
  16. Instagram Influencers: The Effects of Sponsorship on Follower Engagement With Fitness Instagram Celebrities
    Neal, Morgan, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Communication
  17. 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
  18. Importance of Fine Motor Skill Development in Preschool: Professional Development
    Fluetsch, Kiri, Saint Mary's College of California, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Teacher education
  19. La (in)visibilidad de la traductora: La traduccion del ingles al espanol del cuento "Spanish Winter" de Jennifer Egan
    Almeida, Gabriela, Florida Atlantic University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Comparative literature
    Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  20. Green products and green marketing: Factors affecting consumers' purchases of green products
    Donikini, Rajyalaxmi, Tennessee State University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Agricultural economics
  21. Study of performance-based authentic assessments for the elementary general classroom based on the three artistic processes: creating, performing, and responding to music
    Gallo, Donna J., Silver Lake College, 2008, M.A.
    Subject: Music
  22. Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Nurse to Patient Ratio with Nurse Burnout
    Teeter, Kayla, Gardner-Webb University, 2014, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
    Digital Activism: How Social Media Prevalence has Impacted Modern Activism
    Chapman, Kyle, University of Washington, 2016, Master's
    Subject: Sociology
  23. The Effects of Social Media on Graduate Student Mental Health
    Vang, Ann K., Western Illinois University, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Health sciences
  24. Advantages and Disadvantages of Flexible Seating
    Havig, Jenna S., Minot State University, 2017, M.Ed.
    Subject: Education
  25. 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