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May 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. 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
  4. Vulnerability of Protected Areas to Human Encroachment, Climate Change and Fire in the Fragmented Tropical Forests of West Africa
    Dwomoh, Francis Kwabena, South Dakota State University, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Remote sensing
  5. 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
    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
  6. 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
  7. Frequencies between serial killer typology and theorized etiological factors
    Messori, Leryn Rose-Doggett, Antioch University, 2016, Psy.D.
    Subject: Psychology
  8. Redefining pollution: Plastics in the wild
    Liboiron, Max, New York University, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Communication
  9. 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
  10. Is there a legitimacy crisis in America's death penalty system? A survey of capital case workers
    DioGuardi, Sherri, University of Florida, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Criminology
  11. A Case Study of Classroom Management Practices and the Influence on Classroom Disruptions
    Rusk, Robert Brian, Grand Canyon University, 2016, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education
  12. 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
  13. A Quantitative Examination of Social Media Effects on Teens and Young Adults
    McNamara, Caley, California Southern University, 2018, Psy.D.
    Subject: Social psychology
  14. Veterans' service experiences in healthcare: A self-service technology orientation
    Robertson, Rachael, University of North Texas, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Information science
  15. 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
  16. The Impact of Leadership Behavior on Employee Engagement
    Li, Yong, Lawrence Technological University, 2016, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    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
  17. 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
    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. Virtual team leaders' perceptions of factors contributing to team success
    Ford Jenkins, Myra, Baker College (Michigan), 2016, D.B.A.
    Subject: Business administration
  19. Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    Cardosi, Cynthia A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  20. 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
  21. The Effects of Teaching Reading Using the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model and 4th Grade Reading
    Young, Marthel I., Trevecca Nazarene University, 2017, Ed.D.
    Subject: Reading instruction
  22. 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
    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
    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
    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
  23. The Impact of Integrating Corporate Social Responsibility Into Business Strategies
    Acquay, Jacinta, Northcentral University, 2017, D.B.A.
    Subject: Business administration
    A Phenomenological Study To Explore Transgenerational Trauma: An Australian Aboriginal Perspective
    Brown, Karen B., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2017, Ph.D.
    Subject: Ethnic studies
  24. 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
  25. A survey exploring the ET nursing art of wound care: Factors associated with clean versus sterile technique
    Faller, Nancy Ann, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1998, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing

Masters Theses

  1. Clean versus sterile wound care technique utilized by registered nurses in acute care when dressing a pressure ulcer
    Pennington, Donna S., Grand Valley State University, 2000, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  2. Negative Effects of Cyberbullying and Social Media Use among Young Adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Negative effects of cyberbullying and social media usage among young adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    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
  3. Respect in the workplace: The journey from understanding to sustaining
    MacBeth Shanahan, Lori Leslie, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2009, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  4. Understanding the Marketing and Management of Trails Using Pestel Analysis
    Fosher, Holly, University of New Hampshire, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Recreation
  5. 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
  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. Synthesis of Dilantin Using the Principles of Green Chemistry
    Sublett, Veronica, Tennessee Technological University, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Chemistry
  8. Social media use and self-esteem in undergraduate students
    Pineiro, Carly R., Rowan University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Social research
  9. 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
    The effects of social media on national security within the United States
    Lumpp, Taylor G., Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Web studies
  10. A Study of The Effects on Women's Body Image of Exposure to Ideal Female Body Images in Advertising
    Troen, Tonje Sanderlien, Hawaii Pacific University, 2009, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
    Advantages and Disadvantages of Flexible Seating
    Havig, Jenna S., Minot State University, 2017, M.Ed.
    Subject: Education
    The effect of context on retrieval blocking and source misattribution in an eyewitness memory paradigm
    Douglass, Matthew Reed, Mississippi State University, 2011, M.S.
    Subject: Cognitive psychology
  11. McLuhan's relevance in today's society: A look at social media on mobile devices
    McKenzie, Sandy, Syracuse University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Communication
  12. A study for increasing reusable cup consumption in the coffee industry: Focused on behavior change with motivation
    Lee, Joongsup, Iowa State University, 2015, M.F.A.
    Subject: Design
  13. Achilles Tendon Injury: Incidence, Etiologies, Treatments, and Outcomes
    Bleecker, Griffin A., Boston University, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Health sciences
  14. 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
  15. High Expectations and Teacher Implicit Biases in a Culture of Care
    Haynes, Jacqueline K., University of South Florida, 2020, *Ed.S.
    Subject: Educational leadership
  16. The Role of Social Workers in Clinical Care of Huntington's Disease Patients and Their Families
    Dunleavy, Mary P., Southern Connecticut State University, 2017, M.S.W.
    Subject: Social work
  17. 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
  18. Explaining Viking expansion
    Cox, Darrin M., West Virginia University, 2002, M.A.
    Subject: Medieval history
    The portrayal of gender over time in Disney animated films
    Gray, Robert John Stephen, University of Kansas, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
  19. The evolution of the princess: Impact on perceptions
    Powers, Leah, Southeast Missouri State University, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Individual & family studies
    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
  20. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subject: Management
    The Relationship of Trait Mindfulness and Positive Mental and Physical Health Among College Students
    Potts, Sarah A., Utah State University, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Psychology
  21. 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
    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
  22. 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
    ISIS: The use of social media
    Durr, Brenna, Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Social research
  23. 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
  24. Gender role portrayals of modern Disney royalty: Stereotypical or androgynous?
    Lopreore, Katie M., Middle Tennessee State University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Gender studies
    UBER: A Case Study in Strategy, Leadership and Change
    Spott, Patrick, The College of St. Scholastica, 2018, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    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
  25. Influencer Marketing: Consumer Perception on Influencers and Its Role in Digital Communication Management
    Draganova, Ivona, Webster University, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing