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September 2019


  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Exploring Online Community Among Rural Medical Education Students: A Case Study
    Palmer, Ryan Tyler, Portland State University, 2013, Ed.D.
    Subject: Health education
  4. 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
  5. Aspects of Social Media Use and Wellbeing
    Sultan, Albert J., Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, 2018, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  6. The effectiveness of humor in persuasion: The case of business ethics training
    Lyttle, James Bruce, York University (Canada), 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  7. The Impact of Texting and Social Media on Students' Academic Writing Skills
    Risto, Angela, Tennessee State University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  8. "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
  9. Positive Psychology and Positive Leadership Styles: An Exploratory Case Study on the Work Engagement of Millennial Employees
    Billups, Paula L., Northcentral University, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Organizational behavior
  10. Traffic engineering for multiservice IP networks
    Griem, Jonas, University of London, University College London (United Kingdom), 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  11. Nurses Supporting Nurses: Implementation of a Mentor Training Program to Improve New Graduate Registered Nurses' Sense of Belongingness
    Phifer, Sheri, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2019, D.N.P.
    Subject: Nursing
  12. Supporting positive parent-toddler relationships and reducing toddler tantrums: Evaluation of PCAT-E
    Sjuts, Tara M., The University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  13. Rage and social media: The effect of social media on perceptions of racism, stress appraisal, and anger expression among young African American adults
    Maxwell, Morgan Lindsey, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Social psychology
  14. Seeing the "Lyer" for what it is: An analysis of multiple theories of the Muller-Lyer illusion
    Swan, Benjamin J., New Mexico State University, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Cognitive psychology
  15. Taxation of United States general aviation
    Sobieralski, Joseph Bernard, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Economics
    Organizational behavior: Perceptions analysis of micro and macro organizational behavior in an organizational setting
    Delich, Joshua T., University of North Texas, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Organizational behavior
  16. Attractional Church: The Impact of the Inner Life of a Local Church on Corporate Mission in North America
    Sliger, Joseph Matthew, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2017, Ph.D.
    Subject: Theology
    Adolescent Victims' Experiences with Cyberbullying: A Grounded Theory Study
    Brandau, Melvina Sue, The University of North Dakota, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  17. Relationships between agility strategy, work organization and workforce agility
    Sherehiy, Bohdana, University of Louisville, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Occupational psychology
  18. Redefining pollution: Plastics in the wild
    Liboiron, Max, New York University, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Communication
  19. 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
    La formacion del profesional de contabilidad en las universidades frente a las necesidades del mercado: Una comparacion del caso brasileno, espanol y portugues
    Rosa, Luciano, Universitat de Valencia (Spain), 2007, Ph.D.
    Subject: Accounting
  20. Social Media and Smartphone Usage in College Students: Associations with Perceived Relationship Quality, Depressive Cognition, Mood, and Well-Being
    Sacco, Garret R., University of Delaware, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  21. An Assessment of Teaching and Learning about Sustainability across the Higher Education Curriculum
    Michel, Jessica Ostrow, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2020, Ed.D.
    Subject: Higher education
  22. The relationship between mentoring and spiritual formation among nontraditional theological seminary students
    Dunlow, Jacob, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Religious education
  23. A model for Biblical worldview development in Evangelical Christian emerging adults
    Erdvig, Roger Charles Stensrud, Liberty University, 2016, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education
    The relationship between the learning styles of middle school students and the teaching and learning styles of middle school teachers and the effects on student achievement of students' learning styles and teachers' learning and teaching styles
    Morrow, Vanessa Mae, The University of Mississippi, 2011, Ed.D.
    Subject: Pedagogy
    Social Media and the College Student Journey: An Examination of How Social Media Use Impacts Social Capital and Affects College Choice, Access, and Transition
    Horvath-Plyman, Melissa, New York University, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Communication
  24. Nurse leader behavior and patient safety
    Drake, Daniel James, East Carolina University, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
  25. Descriptions of childhood trauma, effects of the trauma, and how adults moved through the trauma to normalized behavior
    Schaaf, Alice Katherine, Andrews University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Social psychology
    A Phenomenological Study To Explore Transgenerational Trauma: An Australian Aboriginal Perspective
    Brown, Karen B., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2017, Ph.D.
    Subject: Ethnic studies

Masters Theses

  1. Social Media and Self-Esteem: The Relationship of Social Media Usage and Self-Esteem
    Barker, Jody Don, Arkansas State University, 2018, M.S.M.C.
    Subject: Psychology
  2. Positive and Negative Effects of Social Media on Adolescent Well-Being
    Kennedy, Katie, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2019, M.S.
    Subject: Health education
  3. 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
  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. New food technology and public fear: Testing motivated information behaviors and the problem chain recognition effect between lay and educated publics
    Krishna, Arunima, Purdue University, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  6. Advantages and Disadvantages of Flexible Seating
    Havig, Jenna S., Minot State University, 2017, M.Ed.
    Subject: Education
  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. 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
  9. Integrating Food Access, Food Security, Food Justice, and Food Sovereignty Paradigms in Order to Develop an Integral Food Systems Theory of Change: A North Minneapolis Case Study
    Saadeh, Cirien Issa, Prescott College, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Sociology
  10. Design, analysis, and synthesis of 16 bit arithmetic logic unit using reversible logic gate
    Midde, Bharath Reddy, California State University, Long Beach, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  11. Flexible Seating: Effects of Student Seating Type Choice in the Classroom
    Allen, Callie, Western Illinois University, 2018, M.S.Ed.
    Subject: Elementary education
  12. 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
  13. "Genji monogatari": The subject of woman
    Mills, Heather Lee, McGill University (Canada), 2005, M.A.
    Subject: Asian literature
  14. 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
  15. Understanding the Marketing and Management of Trails Using Pestel Analysis
    Fosher, Holly, University of New Hampshire, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Recreation
  16. Crisis Management in Social Media: The Importance of Social Media and How Companies Utilize Social Media in Crisis Situations
    Southorn, Isabell, Hawaii Pacific University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Social media use and self-esteem in undergraduate students
    Pineiro, Carly R., Rowan University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Social research
    Cyberbullying: Negative impacts call for stronger legislation
    Ryan, Jennifer, Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  17. 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
  18. Weaponization of Artifical Intelligence
    Pozzi, Joseph A., Utica College, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Artificial intelligence
  19. 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
    Negative Effects of Cyberbullying and Social Media Use among Young Adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Negative effects of cyberbullying and social media usage among young adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  20. How Do Video Games Normalize Violence? A Qualitative Content Analysis of Popular Video Games
    Foster, Heather, Northern Arizona University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
  21. #Effyourbeautystandards: Message Construction in the Body Positivity Movement on Instagram
    Bahr, Nike, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2018, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity
    Lidestri, Nick, Utica College, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Artificial intelligence
  22. Multi Robot FastSLAM
    Balage, Dilhan, Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada), 2010, M.Eng.
    Subject: Robotics
    Green products and green marketing: Factors affecting consumers' purchases of green products
    Donikini, Rajyalaxmi, Tennessee State University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Agricultural economics
  23. Impact of Employee Motivation on Employee Retention Rates
    Dugovicova, Janka, Webster University, 2019, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    Discouraging the Use of Single-Use Plastics through Graphic Design Strategies
    Pearson, Monica, Iowa State University, 2019, M.F.A.
    Subject: Design
  24. A human resource perspective on the development of workforce agility
    Virchez Azuara, Alejandro, Pepperdine University, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Business administration
    Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Nurse to Patient Ratio with Nurse Burnout
    Teeter, Kayla, Gardner-Webb University, 2014, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  25. The economic value of the limestones of southeastern Nebraska
    Frankforter, George Bell, The University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1888, M.A.
    Subject: Agricultural economics
    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