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October 2015


  1. Why do citizens protest in new democracies? A comparative analysis of protest potential in Mexico, South Africa, and South Korea
    Kim, Young-Choul, Texas Tech University, 2003, Ph.D.
    Subject: Political science
  2. Studies on the effects of the calpain family of genes on meat tenderness, carcass traits, and growth traits in beef cattle
    Chung, Hoyoung, The Ohio State University, 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: Animal diseases
  3. The impact of hospital staff nurse shift length on nurse and patient outcomes
    Stimpfel, Amy Witkoski, University of Pennsylvania, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  4. 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
  5. Forecasting earthquake losses in port systems
    Burden, Lindsay Ivey, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Civil engineering
  6. Pratiques de gestion des ressources humaines, organisation du travail et mobilisation des employes: Le role de la justice, du soutien et de la confiance
    Duguay, Dominique, Universite du Quebec a Montreal (Canada), 2007, Psy.D.
    Subject: Occupational psychology
  7. Design and development of efficient solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells
    Yuan, Wen, Michigan State University, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Polymer chemistry
  8. Marketing cultural and heritage resources for optimal cultural tourism development: The case of Hong Kong
    Ho, Sau Ying Pamela, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong), 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  9. 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
  10. Carbon nanostructure based electrodes for high efficiency dye sensitized solar cell
    Das, Santanu, Florida International University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Materials science
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. The effect of occupational image on the relationship between organizational citizenship behavior, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment among hospital staff nurses
    Jasovsky, Deborah Anne, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey - Newark, 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  14. 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
  15. Institutional trading and stock price efficiency
    Shu, Tao, The University of Texas at Austin, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    The relationship of organizational culture to Balanced Scorecard effectiveness
    Deem, Jackie W., Nova Southeastern University, 2009, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  16. Job stress, burnout, job satisfaction, and intention to leave among registered nurses employed in hospital settings in the state of Florida
    Hazell, Kenneth W., Lynn University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  17. 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
  18. The causes and consequences of bullying
    Tusinski, Karin E., University of Missouri - Saint Louis, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Criminology
    What is a pound of training worth? A longitudinal study of the effects of training investments on financial performance in firms
    Rivera, Ray Jarvis, Stanford University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Occupational psychology
  19. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    Ferguson, Karen L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business education
  20. Real options and the management of R&D investment: An analysis of comparative advantage, market structure, and industry dynamics in biotechnology
    Lavoie, Brian F., The Ohio State University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Food science
  21. A comparison of leadership behavior expectations between United States managers and Mexican managers
    Matviuk, Sergio G., Regent University, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  22. Influence of parents and peers on Internet usage and addiction amongst school-going youths in Malaysia
    Chin Hooi, Patrick Soh, Multimedia University (Malaysia), 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Individual & family studies
  23. 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
  24. An investigation of multiple intelligences and self-efficacy in the university English as a second language classroom
    Shore, Jane Robin, The George Washington University, 2001, Ed.D.
    Subject: Language arts
  25. Study of ochratoxin a biosynthesis by Aspergillus ochraceus and incidence of ochratoxigenic fungi on wine grapes from southern Illinois
    El Mounadi, Kaoutar, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Plant pathology

Masters Theses

  1. Constant crisis: A study of the U.S. military's crisis communication program
    Teeter-Baker, Alyson M., San Jose State University, 2008, M.S.
    Subject: Organizational behavior
  2. Turbulence convective heat transfer for cooling the photovoltaic cells
    Arianmehr, Iman, University of Windsor (Canada), 2014, M.A.Sc.
    Subject: Engineering
  3. Numerical and experimental analysis of photovoltaic panel cooling
    Subhan, Abdul, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (Saudi Arabia), 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
  4. Instagram: Why do we Post?
    Bradley, Peter, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
  5. Population distribution and some aspects of the reproductive biology of two species of shore crab Hemigrapsus nudus and Hemigrapsus oregonensis at Bamfield, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
    Wan, Hailin, University of Alberta (Canada), 1990, M.SC.
    Subject: Zoology
  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
    How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  7. A review of documented oral care practices in an intensive care unit
    Goss, Linda S., Northern Kentucky University, 2008, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  8. Multivariable Control of Fixed Wing Aircrafts
    Mondal, Kaustav, Arizona State University, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  9. 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
  10. Parallels: The morality play "Everyman" and selected tales of Nathaniel Hawthorne
    Rosenberg, Judith Church, Texas Woman's University, 2008, M.A.
    Subject: Comparative literature
  11. Modeling of conduction and natural convection in ice-water systems containing porous metal foams
    Bories, Sylvain, McGill University (Canada), 2012, M.Eng.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
  12. Amelioration de la performance des compresseurs et des soufflantes par actionnement plasma
    Lemire, Sebastien, Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal (Canada), 2008, M.Sc.A.
    Subject: Aerospace engineering
  13. How Does Technology Affect Communication in the Workplace?
    Huffman, Kathleen E., The College of St. Scholastica, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  14. What is the perceived impact of social media on personal relationships in adolescence?
    Sexton, Samantha, Gonzaga University, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  15. The genealogy of an Atlantic world order: Just war, the Jesuit position, and racial hierarchy in colonial Brazil
    Cagle, Hugh Glenn, University of Kansas, 2005, M.A.
    Subject: Religious history
    Effect of fire and fire following an earthquake on steel reduced beam section moment connections
    Turbert, Collin, Colorado State University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Civil engineering
  16. Love in the time of smartphones: A comparative analysis of the dating application "Tinder"
    Hess, Rachael E., University of South Alabama, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  17. The role of communication and listening in leadership
    Van Engen, Elinor Kae, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  18. Biomimetic design of the building envelope: Biological climate adaptations and thermal controls in the Sonoran desert
    Wiebe, Kimberly Rose, University of Southern California, 2009, M.B.S.
    Subject: Energy
    Facebook and social penetration theory
    Olson, Amanda M., Gonzaga University, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  19. Conflict management and communication medium in the workplace
    Wilson, Brooke Marie, Tarleton State University, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Management
  20. The potential impact of legalizing marijuana
    Yu, Sz-De, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2005, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
  21. The portrayal of gender over time in Disney animated films
    Gray, Robert John Stephen, University of Kansas, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
  22. 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
  23. Social media and self-concept: Does social media have an effect on college students' self-concept?
    Gannon, Adrienne Cecile, University of South Alabama, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  24. Analyzing the impact of commercial drone use on United States society
    Harrison, Angeo J., Utica College, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  25. Effect of Solar Panel Cooling on Photovoltaic Performance
    Ali, Rehan, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering