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May 2017


  1. Interactions between aerosol and marine stratocumuli over the South East Pacific
    Freitag, Steffen, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Meteorology
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. School Connectedness and Beyond: Success Stories of Associate Degree Students in Hong Kong
    Lee, An Yee Queenie, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Community college education
  5. 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
  6. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    Ferguson, Karen L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business education
  7. 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
  8. Corporate social responsibility and performance: A study of small businesses in the United States
    Srichatsuwan, Supaporn, Alliant International University, 2014, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  9. 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
    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 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
  11. Active versus passive investing: Evidence from the 1995--2002 market cycle
    Miller, Mitchell, Nova Southeastern University, 2006, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  12. From grief and joy we sing: Social and cosmic regenerative processes in the songs of Q'eros, Peru
    Wissler, Holly, The Florida State University, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Music
  13. Management of Large Interdisciplinary Team Science Projects: A Multi-Methods Approach to Examining Competencies
    Veazey, Alice, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2017, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    Authentic transformational leadership and implicit leadership theories
    Nichols, Thomas W., University of North Texas, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  14. The Role of Graduate Courses in Training Graduate Students in Group Counseling
    Proctor, DiAnne Minghella, Rivier University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Counseling Psychology
    Evaluating successful disease management programs using Kotter's eight-step change model as a theoretical framework for understanding
    Williams, Kathy, University of La Verne, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Organization theory
  15. Consumer perception of brand equity measurement: A new scale
    Baalbaki, Sally Samih, University of North Texas, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  16. Corporate social responsibility and financial performance: An examination of economic benefits and costs as manifested in accounting earnings
    Holbrook, Mary Elizabeth, University of Kentucky, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Accounting
  17. Empirical relationships among servant, transformational, and transactional leadership: Similarities, differences, and correlations with job satisfaction and organizational commitment
    Washington, Rynetta R., Auburn University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    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
  18. The influence of resilience on doctoral completion in one preparation program in educational leadership
    Blue, Maureen Anne, Seton Hall University, 2008, Ed.D.
    Subject: Higher education
    Corporate social responsibility: How it is defined by occupational social workers and corporate leaders
    Weinstein, Stephanie Lynn, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1995, PH.D.
    Subject: Social work
  19. Interactions of heavy metals with minerals
    Xu, Yuping, The Ohio State University, 1994, Ph.D.
    Subject: Geochemistry
  20. Service quality of online apparel retailers and its impact on customer satisfaction, customer trust and customer loyalty
    Hou, Yonghai, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
    Leadership and management skills of preservice teachers
    Koh, Shana E., The Claremont Graduate University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Teacher education
  21. Studies on the physico-chemical characteristics of surface water, sediment and groundwater and bioaccumulation of heavy metals in eichhornia crassipes of greater Guwahati
    Dutta, Phani, Gauhati University (India), 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Environmental science
  22. The relationships among social intelligence, emotional intelligence, cultural intelligence and cultural exposure
    Crowne, Kerri Anne, Temple University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    The impact of balanced scorecard usage on organization performance
    Christesen, David Allen, University of Minnesota, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  23. The current state of project risk management practices among risk sensitive project management professionals
    Voetsch, Robert James, The George Washington University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  24. Leadership styles and conflict management styles: An exploratory study
    Stanley, Angelia Denise, Regent University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    Fostering sustainability in higher education: A mixed-methods study of transformative leadership and change strategies
    McNamara, Kim H., Antioch University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
    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
  25. Chemical composition of the street dust of Guwahati with special reference to speciation of the heavy metals
    Sarmah, Bidyut Jyoti, Gauhati University (India), 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Chemistry
    The relationship of leaderships' communication to employee engagement and intent to stay
    Harris, Louise Littler, University of Minnesota, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    Heavy metal and colloid mobility in soils
    Dong, Yan, University of Florida, 1999, Ph.D.
    Subject: Environmental science

Masters Theses

  1. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  2. Scoring Shakespeare: A collaborative process
    McCarley, Holt, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2016, M.M.
    Subject: Music
  3. To Fidget or Not to Fidget: The Effect of Movement on Cognition
    Grodner, Kelsey, Murray State University, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Cognitive psychology
  4. 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. Gender discrimination in the workplace
    Childs, Sheena, State University of New York Empire State College, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Women's studies
  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. Becoming digital: The challenges of archiving digital photographs
    Simonson, Karen Rae, University of Manitoba (Canada), 2006, M.A.
    Subject: Information science
  8. Memory Emphasizing Digital Camera
    Seo, Jae Ho, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2016, M.F.A.
    Subject: Fine arts
  9. McLuhan's relevance in today's society: A look at social media on mobile devices
    McKenzie, Sandy, Syracuse University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Communication
  10. Franchising for global expansion: Fast food industry
    Dong, Penelope Hong, Quinnipiac University, 1992, M.P.S.
    Subject: Management
  11. The Effect of Adaptive Perfectionism, Maladaptive Perfectionism, and Feedback on Procrastination Behaviour
    Blackler, Kristen, Queen's University (Canada), 2011, M.Sc.
    Subject: Behavioral psychology
  12. One Belt One Road: China's Nation-Building Initiative
    Zhang, Yizhi Jing Jing, The George Washington University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: International relations
    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
    The effect of caffeine ingestion on heart rate and blood lactate response during recovery from aerobic exercise among trained young men
    Crandall, Ian, Southern Connecticut State University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Physiology
  13. "Babbitt": Loss of human values
    McNary, Leonora P., California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2003, M.A.
    Subject: American literature
  14. Experimental study of steel plate shear walls
    Timler, P. A, University of Alberta (Canada), 1984, M.Sc.
    Subject: Engineering
    The Allusive Auteur: Wes Anderson and His Influences
    Penner, Timothy, University of Manitoba (Canada), 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Film studies
  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
  16. When is Hacking Ethical?
    Rezazadehsaber, Sharif, State University of New York at Albany, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Intellectual property
    An exploration of William Glasser's choice theory in classroom management
    Paularinne, Robert P.J., Lakehead University (Canada), 2007, M.Ed.
    Subject: Teacher education
  17. Uses and gratifications of temporary social media: A comparison of Snapchat and Facebook
    Stanley, Barak, California State University, Fullerton, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
  18. ISIS: The use of social media
    Durr, Brenna, Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Social research
    Are three minds better than one?: The impact of group work on student achievement
    Connolly, Erin, University of California, Davis, 2009, M.A.
    Subject: Curriculum development
  19. An analysis of "The Importance of Being Earnest" as a satire on Victorian conventions
    Green, Gordon Charles, University of Southern California, 1950, A.M.
    Subject: Theater
    The relationship of globalization in the development and success of the Chilean wine industry
    Kripas, Jeanette, Marshall University, 2008, M.A.
    Subject: Geography
    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
  20. Viral marketing A new branding strategy to influence consumers
    Yang, Xiaofang, University of Ottawa (Canada), 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Marketing
  21. Instagram: Why do we Post?
    Bradley, Peter, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
  22. The rise and wrath of ransomware and what it means for society
    Hammill, Ashley, Utica College, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Computer science
    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
    The YouTube phenomenon: YouTube stars eliminating stereotypes in new media
    Sato, Arika, University of Southern California, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
    Hacking back: Surviving in the digital age
    Thibodeaux, Aisha, Utica College, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  23. 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
    Systeme de recommandations utilisant une combinaison de filtrage collaboratif et de segmentation pour des donnees implicites
    Renaud-Deputter, Simon, Universite de Sherbrooke (Canada), 2013, M.Sc.
    Subject: Information science
    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
  24. Sense of place: An investigation into the concept of sense of place
    Barnes, Jeanette, University of Montana, 2004, M.A.
    Subject: Fine arts
    Disenchantment: The formation, distortion, and transformation of identity in Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations"
    Christoph, Lydia Katherine, Liberty University, 2010, M.A.
    Subject: English literature
    Importance of Fine Motor Skill Development in Preschool: Professional Development
    Fluetsch, Kiri, Saint Mary's College of California, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Teacher education
    Copper coated stainless steel as an antimicrobial agent in preventing bacterial growth
    Nissankarrao, Raja Rakesh, Lamar University - Beaumont, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Biochemistry
  25. A content analysis of teaching materials for small group communication
    Powers, Tracey E., Northern Arizona University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Defending against cybercrime
    Thompson, Lester, Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Computer science
    Wes Anderson: Contemporary auteurism and digital technology
    Dorey, Thomas, Carleton University (Canada), 2009, M.A.
    Subject: Film studies