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September 2017


  1. Conceptual design tools for architects
    Parthenios, Panagiotis, Harvard University, 2005, D.Des.
    Subject: Architecture
  2. 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
  3. Toward Sustainable Anticipatory Governance: Analyzing and Assessing Nanotechnology Innovation Processes
    Foley, Rider Williams, Arizona State University, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Sustainability
  4. Institutional renewal and adaptation (IRA): Creating and managing sustainable competitive advantage (SCA)
    Alfadda, Bashir, University of Maryland University College, 2010, D.Mgt.
    Subject: Business administration
  5. 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
  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. Graphene-based Composite Materials
    Rafiee, Mohammad Ali, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nanoscience
  8. The effects of differing response force requirements on response rate and post-reinforcement pause
    Alling, Kenneth Lee, Western Michigan University, 1993, PH.D.
    Subject: Experimental psychology
  9. 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
  10. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    Ferguson, Karen L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business education
  11. The use of social media in recruitment and job seeking
    El Ouirdi, Mariam, Universiteit Antwerpen (Belgium), 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  12. 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
    Development and validation of the Statistics Anxiety Measure
    Earp, Morgan S., University of Denver, 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational tests & measurements
  13. An exploration of the criterion and construct validity of the self-compassion scale
    Farnsworth, Jacob K., University of North Texas, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  14. Nurse leader behavior and patient safety
    Drake, Daniel James, East Carolina University, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  15. Leadership styles and conflict management styles: An exploratory study
    Stanley, Angelia Denise, Regent University, 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  16. City of Slaves: Local Regulation of Human Trafficking
    Christoffersen, Lyndsey G., University of California, Irvine, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Public policy
  17. 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
  18. John Finnis on the obligation to follow unjust law
    Becker, Thomas S., Fordham University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Philosophy
  19. Learning to be engaged: Leader goal orientation, employee goal orientation and the mediating role of employee learning on employee engagement and performance
    Pollock, Patrick W., St. Ambrose University, 2015, D.B.A.
    Subject: Business administration
    Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    Cardosi, Cynthia A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  20. Fashioning our own Freuds: Psychoanalysis and religion
    Hays, Ryan, Emory University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Modern history
  21. How online review and rating systems affect online consumer buying behavior in the hotel industry
    Tantrabundit, Pongsatorn, Alliant International University, 2015, D.B.A.
    Subject: Marketing
    Measuring Critical Thinking among High School Students: Protective Factor against Stress
    Hoffman, Mackenzie M., Spalding University, 2019, Psy.D.
    Subject: Psychology
    Corporate social responsibility: How it is defined by occupational social workers and corporate leaders
    Weinstein, Stephanie Lynn, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1995, PH.D.
    Subject: Social work
  22. How Professors Infuse Critical Thinking into College Courses
    Lennon, Nancy K., Seton Hall University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Higher education
  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. 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
    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
  25. Perceptions of executive coaches about wisdom in organizational leaders
    Livingston, Scott R., Indiana Wesleyan University, 2012, Ed.D.
    Subject: Management

Masters Theses

  1. Potential mineral resources on Mars: Ore processes and mechanisms
    Crandall, Jake R., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Geology
  2. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  3. The role of daytime napping in sleepiness and cognitive function in 24--70 year olds
    Milner, Catherine E., Brock University (Canada), 2004, M.A.
    Subject: Cognitive psychology
  4. Negative effects of cyberbullying and social media usage among young adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Negative Effects of Cyberbullying and Social Media Use among Young Adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  5. A Comparison of Anxiety Among Traditional and Non-Traditional Aged Students
    Smith, Ayanna K., Roosevelt University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  6. Business Intelligence: Evolution and Future Trends
    Bataweel, Dalal Suliman, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  7. Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Nurse to Patient Ratio with Nurse Burnout
    Teeter, Kayla, Gardner-Webb University, 2014, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  8. interactionist labeling: Formal and informal labeling's effects on juvenile delinquency
    Kavish, Daniel Ryan, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology
  9. 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
  10. Exploring the Characteristics of Medical Marijuana Users and the Relationship between Medical Marijuana Use and Criminal Involvement among Arrestees in Maricopa County, Arizona
    Cheon, Hyunjung, Arizona State University, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
    The Influence of Social Media on Teens' Self-Esteem
    Gallagher, Shannon M., Rowan University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Social psychology
    The influence of social media on teens' self-esteem
    Gallagher, Shannon Murphy, Rowan University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Social psychology
  11. 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
  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
    Analysis of the impact of technological advances on financial institutions
    Michalow, Michelle J., Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Banking
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Internal Activism and Its Implications for Organizational Legitimacy: A Case Study of the NBA's Reaction to the National Anthem Protests in Sports
    Kelly, Corey B., The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  16. Women's Circles Broken: The Disruption of Sisterhood in Three Nineteenth-Century Works
    Gunn, Meagan, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: British & Irish literature
    Gender discrimination in the workplace
    Childs, Sheena, State University of New York Empire State College, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Women's studies
    The effects of social media on national security within the United States
    Lumpp, Taylor G., Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Web studies
  17. Task-oriented leadership and nonverbal immediacy: Effects on productivity and satisfaction
    McDougal, Christine Marie, Lamar University - Beaumont, 2011, M.S.
    Subject: Occupational psychology
  18. Breaking binge: Exploring the effects of binge watching on television viewer reception
    Pena, Lesley L., Syracuse University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
  19. Digital Currency: Risks, Rewards and Investigative Techniques
    Kraus, Penina, Utica College, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Computer science
  20. Bitcoin regulations and investigations: A proposal for U.S. policies
    Fawcett, Jay Palmer, Utica College, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Law
  21. 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
  22. Academic performance of college students as related to depression from stress
    Le, Crystal Trang, California State University, Long Beach, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Health care management
    An exploration of William Glasser's choice theory in classroom management
    Paularinne, Robert P.J., Lakehead University (Canada), 2007, M.Ed.
    Subject: Teacher education
  23. 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
  24. Vicarious traumatization, secondary traumatic stress, and burnout in sexual assault and domestic violence agency staff and volunteers
    Baird, Stephanie Ann, University of North Texas, 1999, M.S.
    Subject: Occupational psychology
    How Distributed Ledger Technology is Transforming the Financial Marketplace
    Bougas, Michelle, Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Finance
  25. An exploratory study of paired serial killers: Pairing, motive, and criminalistic behavior
    Leonard, Gillian S., University of Houston-Clear Lake, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology
    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