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May 2016


  1. A bioinformatics approach to identifying novel genes involved in ebolavirus entry
    Kondratowicz, Andrew Steven, The University of Iowa, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Virology
  2. Transformational Leadership, Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, and Non-Supervisory Nurses' Intention to Leave
    Gregory, Audrey, Lynn University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  3. Assessing productivity impairment of surfactant-polymer EOR using laboratory and field data
    Izadi Kamouei, Mehdi, Colorado School of Mines, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Petroleum engineering
  4. Parental perceptions of play: The influences of parent gender, gender role attitudes, and parenting styles on parent attitudes toward child play
    Horwath-Oliver, Courtney, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Social psychology
  5. Performance evaluation: A rater-context interactionist model
    Wang, Xiaoye, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Hong Kong), 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  6. Caracteristiques et origine fonctionnelle des proprietes frequentielles du noeud auriculoventriculaire
    Tadros, Rafik, Universite de Montreal (Canada), 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Physiology
  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. Development of tools for 2D and 3D microstructural characterization and their application to titanium alloy microstructures
    Sosa, John M., The Ohio State University, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Materials science
  9. Heat extraction and dendritic growth during directional solidification of single-crystal nickel-base superalloys
    Miller, Jonathan D., University of Michigan, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Materials science
  10. A multi-faceted & automatic knowledge elicitation system of managing unstructured information
    Wang, Yong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong), 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Computer science
    Social contexts of production and use of pottery engraved in the Hemphill style at Moundville
    Phillips, Erin, The University of Alabama, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Archaeology
  11. The Situational Leadership Approach Effects on Employee Motivation in Multi-Generational Information Technology Organizations
    Irby, Thaddaeus, University of Maryland University College, 2011, D.Mgt.
    Subject: Management
  12. Stock returns, risk factor loadings, and model predictions: A test of the CAPM and the Fama-French 3-factor model
    Suh, Daniel, West Virginia University, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Finance
  13. 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
  14. A rich metadata filesystem for scientific data
    Bui, Hoang, University of Notre Dame, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Computer science
    Matriarchy in Minoan Crete: A perspective from archaeomythology and modern matriarchal studies
    Cichon, Joan Marie, California Institute of Integral Studies, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Archaeology
  15. Application of Carbon Nanomaterials in Lithium-Ion Battery Electrodes
    Jaber-Ansari, Laila, Northwestern University, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nanotechnology
  16. Geodetic imaging of tectonic deformation with InSAR
    Fattahi, Heresh, University of Miami, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Geophysics
  17. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    Ferguson, Karen L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business education
  18. Consumer perception of brand equity measurement: A new scale
    Baalbaki, Sally Samih, University of North Texas, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  19. The effects of globalization on marketing strategy and performance
    Thoumrungroje, Amonrat, Washington State University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  20. Out of Heaven: Myth, Eschatology, and Theurgy in the Sethian Gnostic Apocalypses of Nag Hammadi
    Burns, Dylan Michael, Yale University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Religious history
  21. Neuroscience information's effect on causal explanations of psychological disorders and treatment recommendations
    Sapolsky, Zachary G., Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  22. Understanding the impact of core product quality on customer satisfaction, team identification, and service quality
    Warren, Clinton J., University of Minnesota, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Sports Management
  23. Assessing project success: Comparing integrated change management and change management
    Hammoud, Mohamad Saleh, Northcentral University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
    A better looking brain: Image preprocessing approaches for fMRI data
    Khullar, Siddharth, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  24. The effects of Kurt Lewin's three major leadership styles on followers: A follower's perspective
    McQueen, Martha R., University of La Verne, 2013, Ed.D.
    Subject: Organizational behavior
  25. Gender socialization in the family
    Shearer, Cindy L., The Pennsylvania State University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Developmental psychology

Masters Theses

  1. Plastic bag reduction: Policies to reduce environmental impact
    Sugii, Takeo, Tufts University, 2008, M.A.
    Subject: Political science
    The effects of ageism: Challenges elderly face in nursing homes
    Kontsova, Olga, Kean University, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Aging
  2. Does the presence of Joseph Campbell's Monomyth predict any variance in the box office for big budget movies?
    Connolly, Sean, Indiana University, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  3. 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
  4. The Effect of Adaptive Perfectionism, Maladaptive Perfectionism, and Feedback on Procrastination Behaviour
    Blackler, Kristen, Queen's University (Canada), 2011, M.Sc.
    Subject: Behavioral psychology
  5. Where's the Buzz? Why No One is Talking About lululemon athletica's Sustainability Initiatives
    Horan, Mary Rebecca, University of Manitoba (Canada), 2011, M.Env.
    Subject: Environmental studies
  6. How Does Technology Affect Communication in the Workplace?
    Huffman, Kathleen E., The College of St. Scholastica, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  7. Instagram: Why do we Post?
    Bradley, Peter, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
  8. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  9. Investigating audio-visual speech perception in stress minimal pair words
    Mackintosh, Natalie, University of London, University College London (United Kingdom), 2005, B.Sc.
    Subject: Speech therapy
    The mucositis project: Providing healthcare staff with the tools necessary to prevent, manage and treat mucositis
    Hlavka, Marisa, The College of St. Scholastica, 2014, D.N.P.
    Subject: Nursing
  10. Estimating willingness to pay for continued use of plastic grocery bags and willingness to accept for switching completely to reusable bags
    Dunn, Jarod, Utah State University, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Economics
    Marketing of gender stereotypes through animated films: A thematic analysis of the Disney princess franchise
    Pelton, Tiffany J., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Gender studies
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Self-presentation and social media: A qualitative examination of the use of Instagram by amateur NPC female figure competitors
    Lupinetti, Victoria M., San Jose State University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Kinesiology
    The role of communication apprehension, expression of the true self, and fear of negative evaluation in relation to instagram and selfie use
    Lazebna, Anastasiia, University of Wyoming, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  14. A Novel Mammogram Registration Algorithm for Improving Breast Cancer Detection
    Cunningham, Stephanie Cleveland, The University of Alabama in Huntsville, 2014, M.S.E.
    Subject: Computer engineering
  15. 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
    An examination of the relations among inattention, working memory, and the irrelevant speech effect in elementary school children
    Batho, Lauren Patricia, University of Toronto (Canada), 2008, M.A.
    Subject: Cognitive psychology
  16. What Tempe Bicycle Advocates Can Learn from the Dutch: Lessons from One of the World's Most Bicycle Friendly Cities
    Rayes, Kevin, Arizona State University, 2015, M.U.P.
    Subject: Urban planning
  17. Developments in Creativity, Assessing Creative Choice Making, and the Evolution of an Idea Through Self-Portraiture
    Heineman, Richard Lee, Arizona State University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Art education
  18. How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  19. Visualizing brand personality and personal branding: Case analysis on Starbucks and Nike's brand value co-creation on Instagram
    Chang, Chia Yu, The University of Iowa, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  20. Manager Training in the Hotel Environment and Its Effect on Employee Turnover Intentions
    Malek, Kristin, University of South Carolina, 2012, M.I.H.T.M.
    Subject: Business education
  21. Purple World
    Kikuchi, Fumihiro, Arizona State University, 2015, M.F.A.
    Subject: Dance
  22. Healthist ideologies: The case of Lululemon Athletica
    Stokes, Carlie Charlene, Queen's University (Canada), 2008, M.A.
    Subject: Sociology
    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
  23. Gender discrimination in the workplace
    Childs, Sheena, State University of New York Empire State College, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Womens studies
  24. Evolution of leadership theories
    Maslanka, Ann M., Grand Valley State University, 2004, M.S.
    Subject: Social research
    Parallels: The morality play "Everyman" and selected tales of Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Rosenberg, Judith Church, Texas Woman's University, 2008, M.A.
    Subject: Comparative literature
  25. The development of labeling theory within the sociological perspective
    Harris-Daivs, Brittany Eboni, North Carolina Central University, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Sociology