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February 2018


  1. The Impact of Texting and Social Media on Students' Academic Writing Skills
    Risto, Angela, Tennessee State University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  2. Weathering change: A grounded theory study of organizations in flux
    Raffanti, Michael Anthony, Fielding Graduate University, 2005, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  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
  4. Personality traits, personality disorder dimensions, and physical health: The predictive ability of self and informant reports
    Cooper, Luke D., Texas A&M University, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Personality psychology
  5. The archaeology of Early Islamic Trans-Saharan trading towns in West Africa: a comparative view and progressive methodology from the entrepot of Essouk-Tadmekka
    Nixon, Sam, University of London, University College London (United Kingdom), 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Archaeology
  6. 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
  7. Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    Cardosi, Cynthia A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  8. 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
  9. 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
    City of Slaves: Local Regulation of Human Trafficking
    Christoffersen, Lyndsey G., University of California, Irvine, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Public policy
  10. An awkward silence: Missing and murdered vulnerable women and the Canadian justice system
    Pearce, Maryanne, University of Ottawa (Canada), 2013, D.Law
    Subject: Law
  11. 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
  12. Social media use and depression in emerging adults: The moderating effect of parental support
    Schulz, Jessica L., University of Delaware, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Individual & family studies
  13. Egypt in Empire: Augustan Temple Art and Architecture at Karnak, Philae, Kalabsha, Dendur, and Alexandria
    Peters, Erin A., The University of Iowa, 2015, Ph.D.
    Subject: Art history
  14. 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
  15. 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
    MENARD, ORVILLE DUANE, The University of Nebraska - Lincoln, 1964, PhD
    Subject: Political science
  17. Boy builders and pink princesses: Gender, toys, and inequality over the twentieth century
    Sweet, Elizabeth Valerie, University of California, Davis, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Sociology
  18. Measuring Critical Thinking among High School Students: Protective Factor against Stress
    Hoffman, Mackenzie M., Spalding University, 2019, Psy.D.
    Subject: Psychology
    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. Contingent workers and competitive position: The effect of contingent worker use on organizational performance
    Stickney, Lisa T., Temple University, 2008, Ph.D.
    Subject: Management
  20. Human resource management systems and firm performance
    Ferguson, Karen L., University of Louisville, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Business education
  21. A role for media in reducing the stigma of mental illness
    Robbins, Anne E., Alliant International University, 2015, Psy.D.
    Subject: Mental health
  22. "Universal healthcare"- Is it the solution for the current healthcare crisis in the United States?
    Kunnath, Raju J., Drew University, 2012, D.M.H.
    Subject: Health care management
  23. Literature review on the personalities and patterns of serial killers
    Papazian, Linda Marie, Azusa Pacific University, 2001, Psy.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  24. 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
  25. School district governance and knowledge-fit in decision rights: How districts recruit and hire school librarians
    DiScala, Jeffrey Michael, University of Maryland, College Park, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Library science

Masters Theses

  1. 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
  2. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  3. Exploring reflexivity in nursing practice: A concept analysis
    Lessard, Stacey A., University of New Brunswick (Canada), 2012, M.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  4. 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
  5. Deep Learning Localization for Self-driving Cars
    Bag, Suvam, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Computer engineering
  6. 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
  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. The influence of social media on teens' self-esteem
    Gallagher, Shannon Murphy, Rowan University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Social psychology
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Design of Hybrid Renewable Energy System for Near Zero Energy Building in Qatar
    Fetais, Mai, Qatar University (Qatar), 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Engineering
    Regulating cryptocurrency to prevent fraud and money laundering
    Ngai, Kenneth, Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Banking
  12. 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
  13. French intellectuals and the French Algerian War: Crisis and reinvention
    Hammitt, Katie, Indiana University, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: European studies
  14. Does the use of social media for screening affect the hiring process from the perspective of applicant and employer?
    Protzman, Corey J., Gonzaga University, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  15. Profitability and Environmental Benefit of Providing Renewable Energy for Electric Vehicle Charging
    Nienhueser, Ian Andrew, Arizona State University, 2014, M.S.Tech.
    Subject: Alternative Energy
  16. Has the Clean Development Mechanism promoted renewable energy in the developing world?
    Luo, Taotao, Georgetown University, 2016, M.P.P.
    Subject: Public policy
    Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Nurse to Patient Ratio with Nurse Burnout
    Teeter, Kayla, Gardner-Webb University, 2014, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
  17. Teen viewing of soaps: A Uses & Gratifications/Cultivation study
    Woods, Mark Gregory, Michigan State University, 1997, M.A.
    Subject: Mass communication
    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
  18. Impact of Poly Vinyl Alcohol on Support Layer of Commercial Thin Film Composite Membranes: Enabling use of Reverse Osmosis Membranes in Forward Osmosis
    Saraf, Aditi, Arizona State University, 2012, M.S.
    Subject: Chemical engineering
  19. Correlations of differential aptitude tests as applied to mentally gifted ninth grade students
    Bloomfield, Michael I., University of Southern California, 1971, M.S.
    Subject: Gifted education
  20. The Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) as a model defense acquisition program? Contesting values and policy
    Wilkerson, Robert A., Georgetown University, 2010, M.A.L.S.
    Subject: Political science
    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
    The effects of social media on national security within the United States
    Lumpp, Taylor G., Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Web studies
  21. Green Wireless Cellular Networks with Renewable Energy Resources Using Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP)
    Aljanah, Abdullah, Carleton University (Canada), 2012, M.A.Sc.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
    Cryptocurrency the new money laundering problem for banking, law enforcement, and the legal system
    Jacquez, Todd, Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Law
  22. Gender discrimination in the workplace
    Childs, Sheena, State University of New York Empire State College, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Women's studies
    Teaching English in Egypt: An analysis of an Egyptian elementary English textbook
    Elmehy, Enas A., Purdue University, 2009, M.S.Ed.
    Subject: Curriculum development
  23. Music technology in high school music education: How music technology can increase musicianship skills in high school students
    Hungate, William M., University of Colorado at Denver, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Music education
  24. Benefits, barriers, and opportunities for renewable energy outreach in extension: A mixed-methods needs assessment
    Thomas, Blake H., Utah State University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Alternative Energy
  25. A comparison of prenatally drug exposed preschoolers to non-drug exposed preschoolers using the Miller Assessment for Preschoolers
    Persic, Angela Marie, University of Southern California, 1995, M.A.
    Subject: Physical therapy