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November 2014


  1. The Use of Educational Technology Integration by Special Education Teachers in Rural Schools in South Carolina
    Byrd-Jones, Shannon L., University of South Carolina, 2011, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education, Technology of
  2. Measurement of perceived organizational readiness for change and employees' attitudes toward change in the public sector
    Cinite, Inta, Carleton University (Canada), 2006, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
    FISHER, JAMES LEE, Northwestern University, 1964, Ph.D.
    Subject: Education, Educational Psychology
  4. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    Ferguson, Karen L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Business
  5. Regional competitiveness in Indonesia: The incentives of fiscal decentralization on state efficiency and economic growth
    Tirtosuharto, Darius, George Mason University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Economics, General
  6. Cognitive behavioral techniques used to complement medication for improved pain control in cancer treatment
    Solito, Tricia K', University of South Carolina, 2009, D.N.P.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nursing
  7. Character education as perceived and implemented by selected middle school teachers of one rural county in West Virginia
    Lucas, Lisa D., West Virginia University, 2009, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education, Curriculum and Instruction
  8. Genetic parallel programming
    Cheang, Sin Man, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Computer Science
    Academic integrity: A case study
    Matye Edwards, Lisa M., University of Northern Colorado, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Education, Higher
  9. Leadership and management skills of preservice teachers
    Koh, Shana E., The Claremont Graduate University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Education, Teacher Training
  10. A pilot study: The effect of healing touch on anxiety, stress, pain, pain medication usage, and physiological measures in hospitalized Sickle cell disease adults experiencing a vaso-occlusive pain episode
    Thomas, Linda Steedly, East Carolina University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nursing
  11. Amino acid and fatty acid nutrition of beef cattle consuming high-forage diets
    Scholljegerdes, Eric J., University of Wyoming, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Agriculture, Animal Culture and Nutrition
  12. Information needs and seeking behavior of social science scholars at Sultan Qaboos University in Oman: A mixed-method approach
    Al-Suqri, Mohammed Nasser, Emporia State University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Library Science
  13. Understanding the impact of core product quality on customer satisfaction, team identification, and service quality
    Warren, Clinton J., University of Minnesota, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Sports Management
    HATCH, NELDON L., Brigham Young University, 1980, Ed.D.
    Subjects: Education, Educational Psychology
  15. Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    Cardosi, Cynthia A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Education, Educational Psychology
  16. A study of the relationship between stress and job satisfaction in sales organizations: Its impact on employee turnover
    Price, Kella B., Nova Southeastern University, 2003, D.B.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  17. The causes and consequences of bullying
    Tusinski, Karin E., University of Missouri - Saint Louis, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Sociology, Criminology and Penology
  18. It's all about the motivation: Factors that influence employee motivation in organizations
    Brooks, Abby M., The University of Tennessee, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Speech Communication
  19. 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: Economics, Labor
  20. Theories of imperialism and archaeological practice in the study of the perceptible rise of the Achaemenid-Persian Empire: Logicist analysis at Godin Tepe, Period II, 800?--500+ B.C.
    Ingraham, Michael Lloyd, University of Toronto (Canada), 1986, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Anthropology, Archaeology
    Resource allocation in vehicular cloud computing
    Ghazizadeh, Puya, Old Dominion University, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Computer Science
    Word order, NP movements, and opacity conditions in Persian
    Darzi, Ali, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996, Ph.D.
    Subject: Language, Linguistics
  21. Ego-integrity versus ego-despair: The effect of "accepting the past" on depression in the elderly
    Kezel, Fariba, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Psychology, Clinical
  22. Relationships among organizational commitment, learning organization culture, and job satisfaction in one Korean private organization
    Lim, Taejo, University of Minnesota, 2003, Ph.D.
    Subject: Education, Industrial
  23. Communication-centered approach to leadership: The relationship of interpersonal communication competence to transformational leadership and emotional intelligence
    Macik-Frey, Marilyn, The University of Texas at Arlington, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  24. Object-oriented accounting: A framework for a modern accounting information system
    Knaus, Markus H., Universitaet Zuerich (Switzerland), 1999, Ph.D.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Accounting
  25. Optional subject-verb agreement in Persian
    Feizmohammadpour, Aazamosadat, University of Florida, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Language, Linguistics

Masters Theses

  1. The effect of personality characteristics and various aspects of genetic counseling on compassion fatigue, satisfaction, and burnout
    Luck, Tinnelle T., Howard University, 2009, M.S.
    Subject: Biology, Genetics
  2. The effect of equine assisted psychotherapy on coping resiliency
    Devine, Julia, Prescott College, 2009, M.A.
    Subject: Psychology, Clinical
  3. The portrayal of gender over time in Disney animated films
    Gray, Robert John Stephen, University of Kansas, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Mass Communications
  4. Interactions between young adult literature and adolescent identity development
    Ferry, Laura Eve, Truman State University, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Literature, Modern
  5. How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Speech Communication
  6. The effects of divorce on children
    Gandelman, Polina, Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center, 2009, M.A.
    Subject: Psychology, Clinical
  7. Disney princess "2.0": A feminist critique of Disney's newest generation of princesses
    Rome, Jennifer Marie, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Speech Communication
  8. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
  9. Gender discrimination in the workplace
    Childs, Sheena, State University of New York Empire State College, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Women's Studies
  10. Extraction of Carbohydrates and Phenolics from Barley Hull using Pressurized/Subcritical Fluids
    Sarkar, Suparna, University of Alberta (Canada), 2013, M.Sc.
    Subjects: Agriculture, Food Science and Technology
  11. A Model for Prediction of Fracture Initiation in Finite Element Analysis of Bolted Steel Connections
    Wurzelbacher, Kenneth P., University of Cincinnati, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering, Civil
  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. Investigation of the experience of a psychoeducational treatment programme for cancer patients: Reconstructing meaning in life
    Reznicek, Pavla, York University (Canada), 1996, M.A.
    Subject: Psychology, Clinical
  14. Study of flow patterns and void fraction in vertical downward two phase flow
    Bhagwat, Swanand Madhav, Oklahoma State University, 2011, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
  15. Blanching optimization and the effect of blanching on functional components of yacon (Smallanthus sonchifoulius) root slices
    Chen, Yu-Ting, Mississippi State University, 2013, M.S.
    Subjects: Agriculture, Food Science and Technology
  16. Relationships among cognitive-linguistic skills, fluency interventions and reading comprehension in third grade inner city children
    Radville, Katharine, MGH Institute of Health Professions, 2008, M.S.
    Subject: Education, Reading
    The search for authenticity: How hipsters transformed from a local subculture to a global consumption collective
    Alfrey, Lauren M., Georgetown University, 2010, M.A.
    Subject: Speech Communication
  17. A phenomenological study of Generation Y at work: Better understanding Generation Y's lived experience in the workplace
    Monroe, Mignon V., Pepperdine University, 2010, M.S.
    Subjects: Psychology, Behavioral Sciences
  18. Social support, health behaviors, and academic success in college students
    Fox, Megan C., East Carolina University, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Psychology, Counseling
    What is the perceived impact of social media on personal relationships in adolescence?
    Sexton, Samantha, Gonzaga University, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Speech Communication
  19. Strategic food marketing and public relations by American fast-food retailers in China: Implications on China's obesity crisis
    Sugishita, Julie Marie, University of Southern California, 2011, M.A.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Marketing
    Organizational change: The role of organizational culture and employees' trust in their managers
    Khan, Shahid Zaman, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick, 2011, M.S.
    Subject: Sociology, Organizational
    Police Militarization: Attitudes Towards the Militarization of the American Police
    Wyrick, Phillip T., East Tennessee State University, 2013, M.A.
    Subjects: Sociology, Criminology and Penology

  20. Facebook and social penetration theory
    Olson, Amanda M., Gonzaga University, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Speech Communication
  21. Strategic contingency planning
    Scott-Martinet, Karen, California State University, Long Beach, 2006, M.S.
    Subjects: Business Administration, Management
    The Effects of Watson's Theory of Caring and the Nurse Utilization of Caring Attributes's theory of caring and the nurse utilization of caring attributes
    Owens, Mary Michaele, Gardner-Webb University, 2013, M.S.N.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nursing
  22. Industrial Process Design for Manufacturing Inconel 718 Extremely Large Forged Rings
    Ambielli, John F., Lehigh University, 2011, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering, Materials Science
    Walt Disney and the propaganda complex: Government funded animation and Hollywood complicity during WWII
    Cunningham, Amanda, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Mass Communications
  23. Impact of the media on body image and eating disorders
    Ganatra, Vandana A., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, M.S.N.
    Subjects: Health Sciences, Nursing
    Piezoelectric energy harvesting system
    Bermudez, Emmanuel, California State University, Fullerton, 2014, M.S.M.E.
    Subject: Engineering, Mechanical
    Coordination of multi-facts controllers using OPF technique for maximum security and minimum losses
    Aliwi, Ali, Tennessee Technological University, 2013, M.S.
    Subjects: Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
    Investigation of Torsional Effects on Thirteen-Story Reinforced Concrete Frame-Wall Structure Modeled in ETABS and SAP2000 Using Linear and Nonlinear Static and Dynamic Analyses
    Bolander, Julie Christine, University of California, San Diego, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering, Architectural
    An exploration of William Glasser's choice theory in classroom management
    Paularinne, Robert P.J., Lakehead University (Canada), 2007, M.Ed.
    Subject: Education, Teacher Training
  24. Evolution of leadership theories
    Maslanka, Ann M., Grand Valley State University, 2004, M.S.
    Subjects: Sociology, Theory and Methods
    Server-Based Desktop Virtualization
    Shabaitah, Anas Raqi, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Information Technology
  25. Implementing Lean Manufacturing into newspaper production operations
    Engum, Marianne, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2009, M.S.
    Subject: Mass Communications