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October 2016


  1. Effect of silicon nutrition on grass growth rate, grass structure, grass fertility and on the food choice of the prairie vole, Microtus ochrogaster
    Muhtasib, Hala Uthman, Kansas State University, 1990, PH.D.
    Subject: Ecology
    ROY, ANIMESH CHANDRA, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, 1969, Ph.D.
    Subject: Soil sciences
  3. 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
    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. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  5. Training needs assessment, evaluation, success, and organizational strategy and effectiveness: An exploration of the relationships
    Anderson, John Emil, Utah State University, 2000, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  6. Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    Cardosi, Cynthia A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  7. The impact of hospital staff nurse shift length on nurse and patient outcomes
    Stimpfel, Amy Witkoski, University of Pennsylvania, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  8. The Impact of Social Media Platforms on Identity Development in Adolescence
    Mirkin, Nicole A., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2017, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  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
  10. 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
  11. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    Ferguson, Karen L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business education
  12. The usage of Facebook as it relates to narcissism, self-esteem and loneliness
    Schwartz, Madeline, Pace University, 2010, Psy.D.
    Subject: Social psychology
  13. Consumer perception of brand equity measurement: A new scale
    Baalbaki, Sally Samih, University of North Texas, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
  14. 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
  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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. The impact of leadership on employee engagement at a chemical manufacturing company in the United States
    Colbert, Edward Michael, University of Pennsylvania, 2012, Ed.D.
    Subject: Business education
  19. The relationship of school uniforms to student attendance, achievement, and discipline
    Sowell, Russell Edward, Liberty University, 2012, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  20. The unattainable "reality": How media affects body image in men and women and the moderating effects of social support
    Shoger, Wilhelmina Mauritz, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. A comparison of leadership behavior expectations between United States managers and Mexican managers
    Matviuk, Sergio G., Regent University, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  24. A historical study of leadership during the heroic age of Antarctic exploration 1897--1922: The evolution of leadership theory and lessons for twenty-first century leadership
    Podell, Roger, Dowling College, 2013, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational leadership
  25. The relationship of leaderships' communication to employee engagement and intent to stay
    Harris, Louise Littler, University of Minnesota, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
    Modelling the influence of green brand image on brand loyalty in technology products: Relationships among green brand image, brand identification, perceived value and brand loyalty
    Kuo, Hui-yi, Alliant International University, 2012, D.B.A.
    Subject: Marketing
    The relationship among leadership style, organizational culture and the learning organization: The moderating effects of organizational culture at the middle management level
    Kim, Jin Yong, The Pennsylvania State University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business education

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. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  3. The Sandra Bland story: How social media has exposed the harsh reality of police brutality
    Reid, Ashley B., Bowie State University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Social research
  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. 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
  6. Disruptiing the status quo: A case study of digital mobilization & awareness within Black Lives Matter
    Goodridge, Tyler, Georgetown University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  7. 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
  8. Instagram and Women's Bodies on Display
    Carney, Kirsten, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Communication
  9. Evolution of leadership theories
    Maslanka, Ann M., Grand Valley State University, 2004, M.S.
    Subject: Social research
  10. An exploration of William Glasser's choice theory in classroom management
    Paularinne, Robert P.J., Lakehead University (Canada), 2007, M.Ed.
    Subject: Teacher education
  11. Leading the walking dead: Portrayals of power and authority in the post-apocalyptic television show
    Hudgens, Laura, Middle Tennessee State University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
  12. 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
  13. Gender discrimination in the workplace
    Childs, Sheena, State University of New York Empire State College, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Women's studies
    The Role of Diversity in Peer Influences on Students' Academic Engagement
    Clark-Shim, Hyuny, Portland State University, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Developmental psychology
  14. Relations between teachers' motivation and students' motivation: A self-determination theory perspective
    Ahn, Inok, Purdue University, 2014, M.S.Ed.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  15. 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
  16. Instagram: Why do we Post?
    Bradley, Peter, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
    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
  17. Online Stars and the New Audience: How YouTube Creators Curate and Maintain Communities
    Major, Nathaniel Lloyd, University of California, Irvine, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Computer science
  18. Amanda Knox: A Content Analysis of Media Framing in Newspapers Around the World
    Freyenberger, Deidre D., East Tennessee State University, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
    Flex House: Prefabricating the Tiny House Movement
    Schenk, Kathryn, University of Cincinnati, 2015, M.Arch.
    Subject: Architecture
  19. Nurse Administrators' and Nurse Managers' attitudes about Nurse-To-Patient ratios, the nurse shortage, job satisfaction, and patient care
    Erdahl-Wynia, Shelley, South Dakota State University, 2008, M.S.
    Subject: Nursing
    Green products and green marketing: Factors affecting consumers' purchases of green products
    Donikini, Rajyalaxmi, Tennessee State University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Agricultural economics
  20. 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
  21. Social media use and self-esteem in undergraduate students
    Pineiro, Carly R., Rowan University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Social research
  22. 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
  23. Caffeine intake in college students
    Caldarone, Michelle Gail, North Dakota State University, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Nutrition
    Organizations and communication technologies: A study of organizational adaptation
    Mustard, Kimberley Ann, University of Calgary (Canada), 2000, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
  24. The portrayal of gender over time in Disney animated films
    Gray, Robert John Stephen, University of Kansas, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
    Effect of Student SMART Goal Setting in a Low-Performing Middle School
    Thomas, Lauren, Spalding University, 2015, M.Ed.
    Subject: School counseling
  25. The cultural commodification of identity: Hip-hop authenticity
    Quick, Rachel K., University of Missouri - Columbia, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Community Policing in the 21st Century: The case of the Ottawa Police Service
    Dagg, Zachary V., University of Ottawa (Canada), 2010, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology