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September 2016


  1. When code meets place: Collaboration and innovation at WiFi hotspots
    Forlano, Laura, Columbia University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Social structure
  2. 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
  3. The neighborhood as a social structure for collective action: The role of bonding social capital, civic engagement, and neighborhood racial homogeneity
    Collins, Charles, Michigan State University, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Psychology
  4. From research to the classroom: The implementation of evidence-based practice in special education
    Gaughan, Maureen E., Cambridge College, 2008, Ed.D.
    Subject: Special education
  5. Consumer behaviour in an online shopping environment: Effects and interactions
    Lorenzo Romero, Carlota, Universidad de Castilla - La Mancha (Spain), 2005, Dr.
    Subject: Marketing
  6. A critical review of theories about the origin of the ancient Egyptian state
    Siegemund, Ralf H., University of California, Los Angeles, 1999, Ph.D.
    Subject: Ancient history
  7. 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
  8. Can Irrelevant Onsets Capture Attention? Searching for a Unified Model of Attention Capture
    Gaspelin, Nicholas, The University of New Mexico, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Cognitive psychology
  9. Personal transformation in registered nurses who recently graduated from an RN to BSN program
    Becker, Annette L., Sage Graduate School, 2014, D.N.S.
    Subject: Nursing
  10. Facebook and other Internet use and the academic performance of college students
    O'Brien, Shannon J., Temple University, 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  11. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    Ferguson, Karen L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business education
  12. An Exploration of the Factors Influencing the Adoption of an IS Governance Framework
    Parker, Sharon L., Nova Southeastern University, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Information technology
  13. Trust in the Cloud: A cognitive-behavioral framework of technology adoption for cloud computing in organizations
    Ocasio Velazquez, Monica, Universidad del Turabo (Puerto Rico), 2014, D.B.A.
    Subject: Information technology
  14. Challenging behaviors: Early childhood teachers' perspectives on young children's self-regulation
    Suveges Bitar, Mary Louise, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2010, D.Ed.
    Subject: Early childhood education
    Students' Preferences for Information Sources during the Undergraduate College Search Process: The Influence of Technology
    Addington, Lindsay Mathers, The George Washington University, 2012, Ed.D.
    Subject: Higher education administration
  15. This brand's for me: Brand personality and user imagery based self-congruity
    Parker, Brian Thomas, University of Florida, 2005, Ph.D.
    Subject: Mass communication
    A contemporary analysis of the content of mathematics for liberal education at the college level
    Sporn, Howard Bruce, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2010, Ed.D.
    Subject: Mathematics education
    Numerical Simulation of Primary Blast Brain Injury
    Panzer, Matthew Brian, Duke University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Biomechanics
  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. Effects of job satisfaction in relation to turnover intentions and employee retirement income planning --- The case of Taiwan
    Shih, Meng-Hsiu Linda, University of Maryland University College, 2009, D.Mgt.
    Subject: Organizational behavior
  18. College students and personal finance: Exploring the relationships among financial well-being, money management practices, and engagement in personal finance education
    Davtyan, Arman, University of California, Los Angeles, 2010, Ph.D.
    Subject: Higher education
    Enhancing teaching self-efficacy in preservice teachers through direct experience, vicarious experience, and persuasion
    Hagen, Kenneth Matthew, The University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1998, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  19. Educational systems change: A case study focusing on the processes and outcomes of school restructuring
    Annelli, Janet M., Indiana University, 2003, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
    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
    PEERS(RTM): Long-term effects on social skills, social anxiety, and physiological regulation in adolescents with autism
    Schohl, Kirsten A., Marquette University, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  20. Literary rationality and the political public sphere: Post-unification Germany and the persistent aesthetics of authenticity
    Colclasure, David Lewis, II, Washington University in St. Louis, 2001, Ph.D.
    Subject: German literature
  21. Seals, Identity and Patronage in the Ancient Near East (ca. 1550 -- 1050 BC)
    Yalcin, Serdar, Columbia University, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Art history
    ALVAREZ, FRANK JOSEPH, Columbia University, 1981, Ph.D.
    Subject: Fine arts
  23. User acceptance of Internet banking services: A comparative study
    Yee Yen, Yuen, Multimedia University (Malaysia), 2011, Ph.D.
    Subject: Banking
  24. A relational perspective on job design and work motivation: How making a difference makes a difference
    Grant, Adam M., University of Michigan, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Occupational psychology
    Service quality, customer satisfaction, and customer loyalty in consumer electronics e-tailers: A structural equation modeling approach
    Wu, Kuang-Wen, Lynn University, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Marketing
    Refining Nursing Practice: A Grounded Theory of How Nurses Learn to Nurse Well in the Current Health Care Milieu
    Jantzen, Darlaine, University of Alberta (Canada), 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Nursing
    SCHUTTS, ELI, New School for Social Research, 1976, Ph.D.
    Subject: Philosophy

Masters Theses

  1. How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  2. 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
  3. Instagram: Why do we Post?
    Bradley, Peter, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Mass communication
  4. How Does Technology Affect Communication in the Workplace?
    Huffman, Kathleen E., The College of St. Scholastica, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Management
  5. The use of business intelligence techniques in supply chain performance
    Gu, Jue, Purdue University, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
  6. The circle dance of the cross in the "Acts of John": An early Christian ritual
    Beard-Shouse, Melody Gabrielle, University of Kansas, 2010, M.A.
    Subject: Ancient history
  7. Peregrinations in Thomas Pynchon's maze of uncertainty
    Graham, Leah Michele, University of Louisville, 1996, M.A.
    Subject: Modern literature
  8. What is the perceived impact of social media on personal relationships in adolescence?
    Sexton, Samantha, Gonzaga University, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  9. 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
  10. Performing the boundaries: Peter Ackroyd's historiographic metafiction
    Pitman, K., University of Calgary (Canada), 1992, M.A.
    Subject: English literature
  11. The role of communication and listening in leadership
    Van Engen, Elinor Kae, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  12. Uses and gratifications of temporary social media: A comparison of Snapchat and Facebook
    Stanley, Barak, California State University, Fullerton, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
  13. Arthritis---An Interactive Study of Common Rheumatic Diseases
    Santoni, Giovanna, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2012, M.F.A.
    Subject: Medicine
    Caffeine intake in college students
    Caldarone, Michelle Gail, North Dakota State University, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Nutrition
  14. Empowerment as a way to improve nutrition in pregnancy in Waru Jaya, West Java, Indonesia: An action research study
    Wiarsih, Wiwin, Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada), 2002, M.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  15. How personality types have an effect on work team conflicts and conflict management
    Magnuson, Kelly J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2011, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  16. The creation of the Las Vegas image: A case study of Harvey Diederich
    Ver Hulst, Leta Lafay, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 1999, M.A.
    Subject: American history
  17. Etude numerique et experimentale du soudage par friction malaxage
    Thibeault, Frederic, Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi (Canada), 2012, M.Sc.A.
    Subject: Mechanical engineering
  18. How Do They Think Differently?: A Social Media Advertising Attitude Survey on Chinese Students in China and Chinese Students in America
    Wan, Anan, West Virginia University, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Web studies
  19. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: 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
  20. The effect of social media communications on positive youth development: An analysis of 4-H Facebook pages and 4-H'ers' positive development
    Lee, Ah Ram, The University of Alabama, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
    A compact atomic magnetometer for cubesats
    Knechtel, Erik, Boston University, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  21. Shifting parenting styles and the effect on juvenile delinquency
    Mowen, Thomas J., University of Louisville, 2011, M.A.
    Subject: Criminology
  22. The Effects of Watson's Theory of Caring and the Nurse Utilization of Caring Attributes's theory of caring and the nurse utilization of caring attributes
    Owens, Mary Michaele, Gardner-Webb University, 2013, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
    Validation of the fourth edition of the Stanford-Binet intelligence scale a factor analytic study of the Stanford-Binet IV and the WISC-R
    Fritzke, Bruce E, University of Alberta (Canada), 1988, M.Ed.
    Subject: Education
  23. Coca-Cola goes global: A content analysis of Coca-Cola advertisements from six countries
    Bryant, Nick, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Marketing
    Redefining the Identity of Black Women: "Natural" Hair and the Natural Hair Movement
    Henderson, Amber, The George Washington University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: African American studies
    Model predictive current control of switched reluctance motor with inductance auto-calibration
    Li, Xin, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
    Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subject: Management
    Swell, stiffness and strength of expansive soil-rubber (ESR) mixtures at various scales: Effect of specimen and rubber particle sizes
    Heyer, Lance C., Colorado State University, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Civil engineering
  24. Unconventional banking in a conventional environment: Islamic banking and finance in the USA
    Szczepanowicz, Andrzej Dominik, Georgetown University, 2011, M.A.L.S.
    Subject: Banking
    Gift Box The Forgotten Social Objects in the Internet of Things
    Gulati, Vrishti, University of California, Irvine, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Information technology
    Titania nanotube arrays as potential interfaces for neurological prostheses
    Sorkin, Jonathan Andrew, Colorado State University, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Nanotechnology
    Social media public relations practices of community non-profit organizations
    Stockhausen, Megan Amanda, Clemson University, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Immersed finite element method for interface problems with algebraic multigrid solver
    Feng, Wenqiang, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2013, M.S.
    Subject: Mathematics