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February 2019

Dissertations

  1. The New Star of 1572 and the Ascendancy of the Mathematical over the Causal Epistemology of Natural Philosophy
    Godley, Douglas, City University of New York, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: History
  2. The poems of Lady Hester Pulter (1605?--1678): An annotated edition
    Christian, Stefan Graham, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: British & Irish literature
  3. The Impact of Texting and Social Media on Students' Academic Writing Skills
    Risto, Angela, Tennessee State University, 2014, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
  4. 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
  5. High Resolution 2D Imaging and 3D Scanning with Line Sensors
    Wang, Jian, Carnegie Mellon University, 2018, Ph.D.
    Subject: Electrical engineering
  6. Effect of media on female adolescents' satisfaction with their body image
    Cardosi, Cynthia A., University of Virginia, 2006, Ph.D.
    Subject: Educational psychology
  7. 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
  8. The effects of social media on national security within the United States
    Lumpp, Taylor G., Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Web studies
  9. 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
  10. Frequencies between serial killer typology and theorized etiological factors
    Messori, Leryn Rose-Doggett, Antioch University, 2016, Psy.D.
    Subject: Psychology
  11. 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
  12. The Impact of Leadership Behavior on Employee Engagement
    Li, Yong, Lawrence Technological University, 2016, D.B.A.
    Subject: Management
  13. 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
  14. Public Opinion About Police Use of Body-Worn Cameras
    Paulsen, Deanne, The University of North Dakota, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Psychology
    High Expectations and Teacher Implicit Biases in a Culture of Care
    Haynes, Jacqueline K., University of South Florida, 2020, *Ed.S.
    Subject: Educational leadership
  15. A Case Study of Classroom Management Practices and the Influence on Classroom Disruptions
    Rusk, Robert Brian, Grand Canyon University, 2016, Ed.D.
    Subject: Education
    An Analysis of Social Media Marketing Strategies and Best Practices of Hospitality and Tourism Organizations
    Iacovou, Constantinos, Northcentral University, 2016, D.B.A.
    Subject: Marketing
  16. 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
  17. Effect of E-service Quality on Customer Online Repurchase Intentions
    Liu, Tung-Hsuan, Lynn University, 2012, Ph.D.
    Subject: Information technology
  18. The effects of single-parent households versus two-parent households on student academic success, attendance, and suspensions
    Ferrell, Ronald T., Lindenwood University, 2009, Ed.D.
    Subject: Educational administration
    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
  19. An Examination of Social Media and the Tripartite Influence Model of Body Image Disturbance
    Suplee, Amanda F., Loma Linda University, 2016, Ph.D.
    Subject: Clinical psychology
  20. 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
  21. City of Slaves: Local Regulation of Human Trafficking
    Christoffersen, Lyndsey G., University of California, Irvine, 2013, Ph.D.
    Subject: Public policy
  22. The Relationship between Social Media Use, Body Image and Attitudes towards Food among Female Adolescents
    Smith, Corinne R., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Nutrition
    Human trafficking in the media: A content analysis on human trafficking frames in documentaries, movies, and television episodes
    Austin, Rachel, Northeastern University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
  23. Dark side of information systems and protection of children online: Examining predatory behavior and victimization of children within social media
    Albert, Connie S., The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2014, Ph.D.
    Subject: Information science
  24. 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
  25. Social media use and self-esteem in undergraduate students
    Pineiro, Carly R., Rowan University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Social research

Masters Theses

  1. The effects of social media on national security within the United States
    Lumpp, Taylor G., Utica College, 2014, M.S.
    Subject: Web studies
  2. 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
  3. High Expectations and Teacher Implicit Biases in a Culture of Care
    Haynes, Jacqueline K., University of South Florida, 2020, *Ed.S.
    Subject: Educational leadership
    Public Opinion About Police Use of Body-Worn Cameras
    Paulsen, Deanne, The University of North Dakota, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Psychology
  4. The Relationship between Social Media Use, Body Image and Attitudes towards Food among Female Adolescents
    Smith, Corinne R., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Nutrition
    Human trafficking in the media: A content analysis on human trafficking frames in documentaries, movies, and television episodes
    Austin, Rachel, Northeastern University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Criminology
  5. 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
  6. Social media use and self-esteem in undergraduate students
    Pineiro, Carly R., Rowan University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Social research
  7. 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
  8. Negative Effects of Cyberbullying and Social Media Use among Young Adolescents
    Johnson, Auria La Rece, Texas Southern University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  9. Appearance-related comparisons mediate the relationship between Instagram use and body image concerns
    Hendrickse, Joshua, The Florida State University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  10. "I am the one who knocks!": What It Means to Be a Man in "Breaking Bad"
    Wille, Stephanie, University of Kansas, 2014, M.A.
    Subject: Film studies
  11. The Influence of Social Media on Teens' Self-Esteem
    Gallagher, Shannon M., Rowan University, 2017, M.A.
    Subject: Social psychology
    Instagram Influencers: The Effects of Sponsorship on Follower Engagement With Fitness Instagram Celebrities
    Neal, Morgan, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2017, M.S.
    Subject: Communication
  12. Social media and thinspiration
    Dennison, Jeffrey M., Gonzaga University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Social psychology
  13. Contemporary human trafficking in the United States: An analysis of sexual trafficking
    Jacobs, Danielle, California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2013, M.A.
    Subject: American history
    Weaponization of Artifical Intelligence
    Pozzi, Joseph A., Utica College, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Artificial intelligence
  14. 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
  15. 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
    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
  16. The Affordable Care Act of 2010 impact on insurance companies, providers, and patients
    Jones, La Sheka, Utica College, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Health care management
  17. The design of online comparison-shopping system
    Ling, Hong, Dalhousie University (Canada), 2002, M.C.Sc.
    Subject: Computer science
  18. 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
  19. Influencer Marketing: Consumer Perception on Influencers and Its Role in Digital Communication Management
    Draganova, Ivona, Webster University, 2018, M.S.
    Subject: Marketing
  20. College student opinions on the death penalty: A study of students enrolled in a mid-sized southern university
    Patton, Katie Lee, Southeastern Louisiana University, 2015, M.S.
    Subject: Sociology
  21. 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
  22. How Social Media Communities Impact Consumer Behavior
    Martinka, Leslie, Gonzaga University, 2012, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
    Organizational strategies that inspire and improve employee retention and morale
    Saliba, Soraya, Royal Roads University (Canada), 2007, M.A.
    Subject: Management
    Digital Activism: How Social Media Prevalence has Impacted Modern Activism
    Chapman, Kyle, University of Washington, 2016, Master's
    Subject: Sociology
  23. The impact of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube on Millennials' political behavior
    Njegomir, Nicholas M., Gonzaga University, 2016, M.A.
    Subject: Communication
  24. #TrendingFeminism: The Impact of Digital Feminist Activism
    Clark, Cassie, The George Washington University, 2015, M.A.
    Subject: Women's studies
    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
    Relationship of grain stocks and farmer marketings
    Holmquist, Tyler, South Dakota State University, 2016, M.S.
    Subject: Economics
  25. Ethics and business decision-making
    Jaunich, Gregory J., The College of St. Scholastica, 2012, M.B.A.
    Subject: Management
    Advantages and Disadvantages of Flexible Seating
    Havig, Jenna S., Minot State University, 2017, M.Ed.
    Subject: Education
    The Effect of Purposeful Hourly Rounding on the Incidence of Patient Falls
    Brown, Crista H., Gardner-Webb University, 2016, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing
    Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Nurse to Patient Ratio with Nurse Burnout
    Teeter, Kayla, Gardner-Webb University, 2014, M.S.N.
    Subject: Nursing