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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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

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Hispanic women's views on affirmative action: Self-interest, fairness, socio-political orientation, past discrimination, and acculturation, Isabel Vargas-Machuca

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Discrepancies in social workers' self-perception in theoretical and treatment approaches to depressed late middle-age women, Enid Aida Velasco

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Use of a computer based instruction program to enhance desert study kit concepts, Dean Aurelius Von Wald

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Use of a computer based instruction program to enhance desert study kit concepts, Dean Aurelius Von Wald

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A communal meal program aimed at reducing the feelings of depression in the elderly, Michael Dane Walper

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A communal meal program aimed at reducing the feelings of depression in the elderly, Michael Dane Walper

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Using cooperative learning with crosscultural studies to teach English in The People's Republic of China, Shuping Wang

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Information about primary care physicians considered most useful by managed health care consumers, Janet Marie Webb

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Information about primary care physicians considered most useful by managed health care consumers, Janet Marie Webb

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The relationship between childhood sibling attachment and sibling social support during young and middle adulthood, Abby Ann Welander

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Environmental science activities for use within the ninth grade houses of Lancaster High School, Robert Louis Whitney

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Assessment of anti-neoplastic activity in cancerous and non-cancerous cells using nuclear growth indicators, James Michael Williams

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The effects of education on the birth rates of "workfare" program participants: Implications for future welfare reform, Bryan Anderson Wing

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The development of a custodial curriculum for incarcerated adults, Warren Elwin Wright

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Total animation: A multimedia computer resource program for secondary art education, Frank Houston Wyatt

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Treasured possessions and their relationship with self-identity development in adolescents, Vanda Midoly Yamaguchi

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A faculty technology training program for the teachers of Washington Charter School, Susan Amanda Young

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Spider: An overview of an object-oriented distributed computing system, Han-Sheng Yuh

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Computer-assisted English as a foreign language curriculum design by Hsien-Yu Yu., Xianyu Yu

Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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An application of Grice's cooperative principle to the analysis of coherence in basic writing, Linda Indahwati Abidin

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The impact of acculturation on the moral development of Mexican-Americans: A cross-cultural study, Jaime Ponce Aguilar

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Providing positive programming for students in special education identified as being seriously emotionally disturbed, Derrick Anderson

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Unspeakable thoughts unspoken: Black feminism in Toni Morrison's Beloved, Erica Angle

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A descriptive study of the effectiveness of an independent living program, Sidney E. Asher