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September 2018


  1. Globalization-led changes in livelihood strategies, social organization and rural-urban linkages of women garment workers in Bangladesh
    Mohiuddin, Helal Mohd., University of Manitoba (Canada), 2004, Ph.D.
    Subject: Archaeology
  2. The Impact of Texting and Social Media on Students' Academic Writing Skills
    Risto, Angela, Tennessee State University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  3. Rethinking U.S. education policy: Four paradigms of the knowledge economy
    Araya, Daniel, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Education policy
  4. Measuring young children's coping responses to interpersonal conflict
    Blasey, Christine Margaret, University of Southern California, 1996, Ph.D.
    Subject: Developmental psychology
  5. John Finnis on the obligation to follow unjust law
    Becker, Thomas S., Fordham University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Philosophy
  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. 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
  8. A Case Study of Classroom Management Practices and the Influence on Classroom Disruptions
    Rusk, Robert Brian, Grand Canyon University, 2016, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education
  9. 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
  10. The Impact of Leadership Behavior on Employee Engagement
    Li, Yong, Lawrence Technological University, 2016, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  11. Factors Influencing Customer Satisfaction at a Fast Food Hamburger Chain: The Relationship Between Customer Satisfaction and Customer Loyalty
    Kabir, Jahangir M., Wilmington University (Delaware), 2016, D.B.A.
    Subject: Business administration
  12. Moving Past Reality Shock: A Model for New Graduate Nurse Engagement
    Lampe, Kayla, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  13. 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
  14. The impact of activity-based costing on organizational performance
    Sanford, Robin A., Nova Southeastern University, 2009, D.B.A.
    Subject: Accounting
  15. 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
    Level of Motivation and Case Management Outcomes in a Child Maltreatment Prevention Program
    Stout, Kelsey Gray, Spalding University, 2020, Psy.D.
    Subject: Psychology
  16. Examining the effects of online shopping convenience, perceived value, and trust on customer loyalty
    Palacios, Sergio, New Mexico State University, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  17. Ethics and care: An ethnographic study of psychiatric community health nursing practice
    Sturm, Bonnie Agnes, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2002, Ed.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. How Professors Infuse Critical Thinking into College Courses
    Lennon, Nancy K., Seton Hall University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Higher education
    "The Classical School, Deterrence Theory, and Zero Tolerance": An analysis of a mandatory zero tolerance sanctioning policy in relation to The Classical School of Criminology and Deterrence Theory
    Saeler, Adam, Nova Southeastern University, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Criminology
  21. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    Ferguson, Karen L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business education
  22. Exploration of the Relationship Between Authentic and Transformational Leadership in Female Leaders
    Platt, Elizabeth, Brandman University, 2015, Ed.D.
    Subject: Management
  23. Investigating the Effects of Employee Engagement on the Employee's Career Commitment and Retention in the Manufacturing Industry
    Alsaad, Abdulmohsen M., Lawrence Technological University, 2016, D.B.A.
    Subject: Business administration
    The impact of music education on academic achievement in reading and math
    Deere, Kelli Beth, Union University, 2010, Ed.D.
    Subject: Music education
    Redefining pollution: Plastics in the wild
    Liboiron, Max, New York University, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Communication
  24. A study of the relationship between skill variety and high internal work motivation, task identity and high internal work motivation, task significance and high internal work motivation, autonomy and high internal work motivation, and intrinsic job feedback and high internal work motivation in the manufacturing arena
    Robbins, Jay Thomas, Nova Southeastern University, 2000, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    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
  25. Violent video game exposure and physical aggression in adolescence: Tests of the General Aggression Model
    Bucolo, Donald, University of New Hampshire, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Social psychology

Masters Theses

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. An exploration of William Glasser's choice theory in classroom management
    Paularinne, Robert P.J., Lakehead University (Canada), 2007, M.Ed.
    Subject: Teacher education
  4. Advantages and Disadvantages of Flexible Seating
    Havig, Jenna S., Minot State University, 2017, M.Ed.
    Subject: Education
  5. "The little twist of sound could have the whole of her": Silence, Repetition, and Musicality in Virginia Woolf's "Between the Acts" and Gertrude Stein's "The Mother of Us All"
    Brickey, Alyson, University of Manitoba (Canada), 2010, M.A.
    Subject: Modern literature
  6. 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
  7. The Analysis of Nursing Shortages and Turnover Issues in Healthcare Organizations, and the Identification of Best Practices in Nursing Recruitment and Retention
    Hunter, Michael, Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Health care management
  8. 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
  9. The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Autonomous Cyber Defense
    Crawford, Jennifer, Utica College, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Computer science
  10. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  11. 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
  12. The influence of social media on teens' self-esteem
    Gallagher, Shannon Murphy, Rowan University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Social psychology
    The Influence of Social Media on Teens' Self-Esteem
    Gallagher, Shannon M., Rowan University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Social psychology
    Understanding the Marketing and Management of Trails Using Pestel Analysis
    Fosher, Holly, University of New Hampshire, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Recreation
  13. Reforming the criminal justice system: A pragmatic approach to building a sustainable system
    Smith, Da'Mon J., University of Central Oklahoma, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Public administration
  14. Social media use and self-esteem in undergraduate students
    Pineiro, Carly R., Rowan University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Social research
  15. An Application of the Dual Factor Model of Mental Health in Elementary School Students: Implications for Social Functioning and Psychopathology
    Smith, Nicholas David W., University of South Florida, 2020, *Ed.S.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  16. 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
    Complex network analysis of crypto currencies
    Popuri, Manoj Kumar, University of Nevada, Reno, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Computer science
    Flexible Seating: Effects of Student Seating Type Choice in the Classroom
    Allen, Callie, Western Illinois University, 2018, M.S.Ed.
    Subject: Elementary education
  17. Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subject: Management
    UBER: A Case Study in Strategy, Leadership and Change
    Spott, Patrick, The College of St. Scholastica, 2018, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  18. Taking a Stand on One Knee: A Content Analysis of Media Coverage of the San Francisco 49ers' National Anthem Protests
    Hunter, Jack, San Jose State University, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
  19. The effects of social media on national security within the United States
    Lumpp, Taylor G., Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Web studies
  20. Netflix vs. the World: A Study of Competitive Trends in the Modern American TV Industry
    Nover, Scott, The George Washington University, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  21. How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  22. Artificial Intelligence: Issues of Consumer Privacy, Industry Risks, and Ethical Concerns
    Brubaker, Kyle, Utica College, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
    Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Nurse to Patient Ratio with Nurse Burnout
    Teeter, Kayla, Gardner-Webb University, 2014, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  23. The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity
    Lidestri, Nick, Utica College, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Artificial intelligence
  24. Nutrition Knowledge of NCAA Division I Student Athletes
    Alghuraybi, Salma Fahad, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Nutrition
  25. Relationship of grain stocks and farmer marketings
    Holmquist, Tyler, South Dakota State University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Economics
    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