The John M. Pfau Library is at work on a project to digitize its collection of CSUSB Master's Theses, Master's Projects, and Doctoral Dissertations. Prior to 2014, the theses were available only in hard copy. Starting in 2014, all theses, projects, and dissertations were produced in digital versions only. View theses 2014-present here.

Funding for the digitization project is provided by a grant from CSUSB's Vital and Expanded Technologies Initiative, which allocates designated funds from the Student Success Initiative fee. We thank the VETI committee for supporting this project to showcase the intellectual endeavors of CSUSB graduates.

Beginning January 2017, digitized theses will be posted here as they become available. We will digitize the oldest theses first. The files will be scanned with OCR to make the text accessible to users with visual disabilities and will receive basic structural markup to make them friendly to screen-readers. For privacy, advisors’ signatures will be redacted before the files are posted.

In keeping with ScholarWorks' mission as an open access repository, all files will be freely available. Based on our interpretation of the HathiTrust and Google Books copyright cases, the library considers that digitizing and indexing texts for accessibility constitutes a fair use, and for that reason we will not be seeking copyright permission from each individual author.

Opting Out or Requesting Quick Digitization

If you are the author of a CSUSB thesis and do not want the full text of you work posted in ScholarWorks, please notify us via the Digitization Project Request Form. Alternatively, if you would like your thesis digitized as soon as possible, please use the request form to let us know that too! All such requests will be honored, but must come from the author of the work.

Because current theses/projects in Creative Writing are not posted in ScholarWorks, the digitization project will not post past Creative Writing theses without the author’s express permission.

If you have any questions, please contact project coordinator Stacy Magedanz, magedanz@csusb.edu or (909) 537-5103.

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Theses/Dissertations from 1997

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The automatic activation of ethnic stereotypes in a simple cognitive task, Sean Paul Gyll

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Orphanages in America: Are they needed?, Cara Lynn Hans and Lawrence Payne

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A study of the predisposing factors for depression in in-center chronic hemodialysis patients, Rachel Michelle Heimbigner

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The effects of client attachment styles and therapeutic alliance on treatment outcome, Dayle Louisa Hill

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Training parents to teach their preschoolers, Carol Ann Hodnett

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Office occupations/word processing curriculum guide, Jeanne Joanne Holmes

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A survey of attitudes of special and regular educators toward the inclusion of students with severe disabilities in regular education classrooms, Yvonne Patricia Holmes

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Curriculum design for strategy-based listening in English as a foreign language, Tia-Ying Hong

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Natural history of the saguaro, Gail Ann Hougland Uchwat

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Sociocultural factors in the loss of one's mother tongue: The case of Korean immigrant children, Cheong Rhie Huh

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Kindergarten handbook for parents of Palmetto Elementary School, Kerma Joan Gorringe Isaacson

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The Palm Springs adult school home page: A presence on the world wide web, Gregory Jackmond

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A study of sexual identity: Women who have been intimately involved in a heterosexual relationship and have later turned to same sex partners, Carolyn Jackson Diane and Betty Jayne Watts

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The role of activity level for memory in the elderly, Lori Ann Johnson

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A study of Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, linkage equilibrium, and population structure in Hispanics using seven genetic markers, Donald Thomas Jones

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Family issues and rehabilitation: Do job descriptions incorporate family involvement in rehabilitation services?, Corina Miki Joseph

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An evaluation of the impact of WIC educational classes on the knowledge attained by WIC participants, Enas Joseph

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Multiple strategies for vocabulary development in English as a foreign language in Japan, Kunie Kaminaka

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The Book Look Nook: An informational system literature search program, David Roy Karlquist

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Bereavement support groups for elementary school-aged children: The impact on grief related problematic behaviors, Marlen Joyce Kellas and Lynette Christine Wheeler

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Computer-mediated communication as the paradigm: Resistance to technology and the new style of human communication, Kaori Konta

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The development of a student-initiated, teacher-guided hypermedia program for automotive computer control systems, Dennis Raymond Korn

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The effects of 60-Hz electromagnetic fields and teratogens on Drosophila melanogaster embryonic cultures: Analysis of heat shock proteins 23 and 70, Edmund James Koundakjian

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Disabling language and AIDS: An analysis of language in mainstream media, Victoria Lynn La Cues

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Effects of a racist environment on hypertension: Traditional versus acculturated African Americans, Delia Lucia Lang

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From thought to style: Emerson's interplay of ideas and language, Sandra Joyce Lansing

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Sex differences in visual-spatial ability: Components of cognitive processing, Susan Loring-Meier

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An analysis of California Project Learning Tree workshops evaluation (1995), Susannah Mykelle MacLeod

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Supporting the reader in the first through third grade classroom: Strategies for parent and community volunteers, Kathleen Wright Maddox

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International student services opportunity database (ISSODB), Sailaja Malireddy

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The attribution of sexual harassment as a function of race and job status, Michelle Lee Marriott

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Community building with people of Mexican decent [sic] living in the United States, Alberto Martinez-Granillo

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Community building with people of Mexican decent [sic] living in the United States, Alberto Martinez-Granillo

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Using trade books for language arts skills instruction and environmental education, Lisa Jo Mattsson

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The development of curriculum for a high school course integrating drafting and mathematics, Diana Lynn McVicker

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The development of a curriculum for a course in manipulative skills for shielded metal arc welding, Jay Miller

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The influence of congressional voting blocs on immigration reform: The Immigration Reform and Control Act, 1986, Jennifer Mobley-VanHeerde

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The Air Force Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps: A handbook for substitute teachers, James Anthony Moitoso

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Successful strategies for sixth grade students, Joan Brennan Molinaro

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Design and implemetation of internet mail servers with embedded data compression, Alka Nand

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Tertiary wastewater treatment using riparian wetlands: A curriculum guide for high school students, Robert Lee Norwood

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Municipal layoffs in Southern California: Should seniority outweigh productivity?, Timothy Paul Ousley

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A qualitative study of Hispanic female college students, indirect experience of domestic violence, Michele Hazel Pacheco

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The effect of attention-deficit hyperactivity symptoms on well-being in college students: Implications for academic achievement and retention, Sheila Ann Panori

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Total quality management: A handbook for business leaders, David Houston Parish Jr.

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Using the computer to motivate at-risk students as writers, Janet Yvonne Parrish

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Using hot air balloons to boost middle school students' understanding of the mole concept, Rudolph Albert Patterson

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Using hot air balloons to boost middle school students' understanding of the mole concept, Rudolph Albert Patterson

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Pay-per-visit for Home Health Agency nurses, Paula Beth Peoples

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A comparison of the levels of patient staffing ratios and staffing mix to the number of patient falls in an acute care setting, Candice Marie Peters

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Making writing meaningful for students, Michelle Denise Potter

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Development of a curriculum for a 24-hour advanced officer narcotics course, Donald Joseph Potts

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Are we being fair to females?: A look at gender differences in science, Keith Andrew Prather

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Incorporating an affective ambiance and authentic language to improve English teaching in Japan, Ryuja Ra

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Interactive exhibits in museums: Definitions, methods and visitor experiences, Jolene Kay Redvale

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Interactive exhibits in museums: Definitions, methods and visitor experiences, Jolene Kay Redvale

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Negative evaluations and affirmative action: The preseverence of stigmatization, Miriam Guadalupe Resendez

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Negative evaluations and affirmative action: The preseverence of stigmatization, Miriam Guadalupe Resendez

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Sanctioning DUI offenders: The effect of extralegal factors on sentence severity, Beverly K. Rios

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Do the homeless choose to remain homeless?, Miranda Dawn Robinson

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Do the homeless choose to remain homeless?, Miranda Dawn Robinson

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Curriculum, communication and the internet: A project involving gifted special needs children creating curriculum for special needs children with autism, James Paul Roller

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Curriculum, communication and the internet: A project involving gifted special needs children creating curriculum for special needs children with autism, James Paul Roller

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Interprofessional expectations of the medical social worker in home health care, Wendy Marie Schill

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Degree of organizational change and job insecurity, Heidi Anne Schmitz

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Descriptive analysis of technology use at the Riverside County Office of Education, Riverside, California, Diana Sensenbaugh Schneider

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Descriptive analysis of technology use at the Riverside County Office of Education, Riverside, California, Diana Sensenbaugh Schneider

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Allegory as rhetoric: Faulkner's trilogy, Sally Louise Schroeder

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Recognizing gender differences: A comparative analysis of two substance abuse treatment programs, Judyth Lynne Scott and Linda Diane Pettine

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Human resource professionals' perception of human resources' value to senior management, Tamara Grullon Sehi

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Use of learning-logs in high school pre-algebra classes to improve mastery of rational numbers and linear equations for high-risk minority students, Peter August Sehlmeyer

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Incorporating guided reading into a first grade classroom, Julie Sell

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Incorporating guided reading into a first grade classroom, Julie Sell

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An exploration of the need for macro trained social workers, Crystal Dawn Shackleford

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Use of crafts, games, and children's literature to enhance environmental education, Amy Helene Shamansky

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Math moments: A parents' multimedia guide for tutoring K-3 students, Zola Jones Signs

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The recursive multi-threaded software life-cycle, Scott James Simon

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Post-positivist study exploring the resettlement experience of professional Asian Indian women, Karmjit Singh

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Kennedy coyotes and computers: A technology training program for Kennedy School, Deidre Ellen Sitko

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Teaching process writing using computers for intermediate students, Darci Jo Slocum

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Teaching process writing using computers for intermediate students, Darci Jo Slocum

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Church attendance of adults with developmental disabilities, Heather Kathleen Smith

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Church attendance of adults with developmental disabilities, Heather Kathleen Smith

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Dancing on the edge of truth: A study of weight-loss advertising and implication, Karen Ann Smith

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Imitation pedagogy: The ongoing debate, Nancy Joyce Snow

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Imitation pedagogy: The ongoing debate, Nancy Joyce Snow

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An analysis of two year interior design programs: Meeting the criteria for entry level employment and established industry standards, Sandra Studenny-Marquez

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Habitats online: A collaborative telecommunications project, Tracee Dee Sudyka

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Assessment and collaborative writing: Conflict to complement, John Michael Sullivan

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Development of a curriculum for a course in photonics and fiber-optic technologies for telecommunications, Edward Joseph Szumski

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Conflict in Black male/female relationships, Debra Colleen Taylor and Marilyn Renee McClain

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Use of music learning readiness skills in the musical development of beginning instrumental music students, James Earl Thomas Jr.

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Creating a government that works better and costs less: A historical analysis of Civil Service reform, James William Thomas

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Sexual identity risk favors in childhood suicide attempts, Linda Thomas and Lary Totten

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Falling from favor: The demise of electric trolleys in Los Angeles, Beth Lorraine Tillitson

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Falling from favor: The demise of electric trolleys in Los Angeles, Beth Lorraine Tillitson

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A study of user level scheduling and software caching in the educational interactive system, Kaoru Tsunoda

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An analysis of the California State Department of Parks and Recreation's "Quality Management Program", Celena Turney

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Development of a curriculum for a 24-hour supervisory update course, Arthur Francis Turnier

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An administrative reference manual, Edward Caesar Valadez