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November 2015


  1. Aging and Exercise Training Effects on Cardiac Structure and Function
    Akins, Tiffany, The University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Kinesiology
  2. Confirmatory and exploratory factor analyses of four measures of perfectionism
    Rosenbaum, Daniel, Wayne State University, 1995, Ph.D.
    Subject: School counseling
  3. 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
  4. Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    Cardosi, Cynthia A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  5. High-speed indoor optical wireless communications -- channel modeling methods and applications
    Chowdhury, Mohammad Isbat Sakib, The Pennsylvania State University, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
    WEINBERG, SUE M., City University of New York, 1985, Ph.D.
    Subject: Philosophy
  6. Essays on the allocation of public resources
    Votruba, Mark Edward, Princeton University, 2003, Ph.D.
    Subject: Labor economics
  7. The superhighway to serfdom: How false social norms marketing is hijacking the American Dream
    Kordis, Paul L., Colorado State University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Vocational education
  8. 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
    Human resource management systems and firm performance
    Ferguson, Karen L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business education
  9. Analyses of the impact of school uniforms on violence in North Carolina public high schools
    Johnson, Wesley Scott, East Carolina University, 2010, Ed.D.
    Subject: Secondary education
  10. Development of a general application service provider (ASP) model: A case study
    Gehling, Robert George, Auburn University, 2002, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  11. Federalism and the politics of revenue allocation in Nigeria: The case of the oil producing areas of Rivers State
    Furro, Tonyesima, Clark Atlanta University, 1992, PH.D.
    Subject: Political science
    Oil shocks, exchange rates and resource allocation in Iran (1960-1992)
    Yavari, Kazem, University of Toronto (Canada), 1996, Ph.D.
    Subject: Economics
  12. Effects of job satisfaction in relation to turnover intentions and employee retirement income planning --- The case of Taiwan
    Shih, Meng-Hsiu Linda, University of Maryland University College, 2009, D.Mgt.
    Subject: Organizational behavior
  13. Social media marketing in the hospitality industry: The role of benefits in increasing brand community participation and the impact of participation on consumer trust and commitment toward hotel and restaurant brands
    Kang, Juhee, Iowa State University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  14. Deconstruction of Capital Punishment: A Perspective on the Deterrent Effect
    Beard, Orscini L., Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Public policy
  15. Exploring generational differences among Millennials, Gen Xers, and Baby Boomers: Work values, manager behavior expectations, and the impact of manager behaviors on work engagement
    Murphy, Michelle Marie, Alliant International University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Organizational behavior
    MUSTACCHIO, PAUL F., New York University, 1972, Ph.D.
    Subject: Political science
  17. 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
    Stress and Oppression: Identifying Possible Protective Factors for African American Men
    Moore, Courtney L., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2016, Psy.D.
    Subject: Social psychology
    Effects of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) on bone development by human cells
    Platt, Ilana Deborah, University of Toronto (Canada), 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nutrition
  18. Social media, existence, identity dynamics and experiential consumption
    Wilcox-Ugurlu, Caroline C., University of Rhode Island, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  19. The relationship of school uniforms to student attendance, achievement, and discipline
    Sowell, Russell Edward, Liberty University, 2012, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
    THOMAS, CAROL SUE GUGGENHEIM, Northwestern University, 1965, Ph.D.
    Subject: Ancient history
  20. Facebook and other Internet use and the academic performance of college students
    O'Brien, Shannon J., Temple University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  21. Disrupting the discussion: The story of disruptive students in the online classroom
    Cowden, Belle Doyle, University of Northern Iowa, 2011, Ed.D.
    Subject: Higher education
  22. Disarmed: The real American gun control paradox
    Goss, Kristin Anne, Harvard University, 2003, Ph.D.
    Subject: Political science
  23. The causes and consequences of bullying
    Tusinski, Karin E., University of Missouri - Saint Louis, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Criminology
  24. Adaptation to parenthood of Mexican-American first-time mothers and fathers
    Niska, Kathleen Joan, University of Minnesota, 1996, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
    Social media and strategic communications: Attitudes and perceptions among college students
    Lewis, Bobbi Kay, Oklahoma State University, 2009, Ph.D.
    Subject: Social sciences education
    The relationships between leadership styles, cultural orientation, organizational commitment, job satisfaction and perceptions of organizational withdrawal behaviors
    Walumbwa, Ochieng Fred, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    Personality type (MBTI) relationship to performance and satisfaction in Web-based instruction (WBI)
    Lucas, Debra Jan Willis, North Carolina State University, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Curriculum development
  25. The impact of balanced scorecard usage on organization performance
    Christesen, David Allen, University of Minnesota, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    Visual art education in Malaysia
    Sanusi, Khatijah, Temple University, 2000, Ed.D.
    Subject: Curriculum development
    Service quality, customer satisfaction, and customer loyalty in consumer electronics e-tailers: A structural equation modeling approach
    Wu, Kuang-Wen, Lynn University, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing

Masters Theses

  1. Instagram: Why do we Post?
    Bradley, Peter, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
  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. How Does Technology Affect Communication in the Workplace?
    Huffman, Kathleen E., The College of St. Scholastica, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  5. 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
  6. Effects of rumen-protected fatty acid saturation on milk yield, intake, chewing behavior and ruminal fermentation in lactating dairy cows
    Harvatine, Kevin J., Michigan State University, 2003, M.S.
    Subject: Animal sciences
  7. How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  8. The potential impact of legalizing marijuana
    Yu, Sz-De, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2005, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
  9. Factors that contribute to team effectiveness
    Dunderdale, Johanna Maria, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2000, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  10. A Comparative Assessment of Undergraduate Nursing Students' Knowledge and Perceptions of End-of-Life Care
    Rogers, Nanda E., Gardner-Webb University, 2013, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  11. Employee change readiness and the success of planned change
    Chilton, Barbara, Pepperdine University, 2010, M.S.
    Subject: Management
  12. 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
  13. Evolution of leadership theories
    Maslanka, Ann M., Grand Valley State University, 2004, M.S.
    Subject: Social research
  14. Employee motivation, satisfaction and productivity: A study of the workplace
    Guthrie, Yvonne Michelle, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1999, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  15. The effects of divorce on children
    Gandelman, Polina, Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center, 2009, M.A.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  16. The princess evolution from Snow White to Rapunzel in Disney animation
    Garcia, James Randall, University of Colorado at Denver, 2014, M.H.
    Subject: Film studies
    Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  17. Developmental Changes in Fantasy Play in the Years Two to Six and the Rel~tionship of Social Cognition
    Cole, Diane, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1981, M.A.
    Subject: Developmental psychology
  18. Gender discrimination in the workplace
    Childs, Sheena, State University of New York Empire State College, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Womens studies
  19. Translating the butterfly: Gisele Pineau's "Un papillon dans la cite"
    Rudolph, Katherine Lea, University of Arkansas, 2006, M.F.A.
    Subject: Caribbean literature
  20. 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
    Promoting information literacy through media literacy
    Pond, Greg, Gonzaga University, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  21. Shifting parenting styles and the effect on juvenile delinquency
    Mowen, Thomas J., University of Louisville, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology
    Long may she reign: A rhetorical analysis of gender expectations in Disney's "Tangled" and Disney/Pixar's "Brave"
    Saladino, Caitlin J., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Rhetoric
  22. 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: Genetics
  23. Coca-Cola goes global: A content analysis of Coca-Cola advertisements from six countries
    Bryant, Nick, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Marketing
  24. The portrayal of gender over time in Disney animated films
    Gray, Robert John Stephen, University of Kansas, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
    Gender, Personality, and Self Esteem as Predictors of Social Media Presentation
    Zhang, Heng, East Tennessee State University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
    A commentary on Plato's "Menexenus"
    Greckol, Allison Tracy, University of Alberta (Canada), 1999, M.A.
    Subject: Philosophy
  25. Work-life balance: What are the current policy trends in the United States for dealing with the issue of work-life balance?
    Miller, Margaret, State University of New York Empire State College, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Business administration
    An educational training program for parents about the effects of social media on children and adolescents: A grant proposal
    Madrigal, Vanessa, California State University, Long Beach, 2014, M.S.W.
    Subject: Social work
    A New Sisterhood: The Allure of ISIS in Syria For Young Muslim Women in the UK
    Pooley, Elizabeth, Arizona State University, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: International relations