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.

Initial funding for the digitization project was 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 2005

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The role of religious beliefs and practices in the lives of African American family caregivers, Lisa Renee Hebert

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Root subgroups of the rank two unitary groups, Matthew Thomas Henes

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An analysis of nitrate contaminated water in Cherry Valley, Adriana Hernandez-Romo

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Parental perceptions of overweight and obese children among low-income Women, Infants, and Children participants, Thomas Hernandez

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Risk factors associated with recurrent child maltreatment, Mary Beth Hickey and Karen Eva Smithson

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Art as a mediated structure for English language learners, Lynnea Patricia Hiebert

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Neurolinguistic programming as observational and mediational strategies in teaching primary-level English as a second language, Amber Lee Hishmeh

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Negotiating "post" era writing pedagogies, Hannah Sloan Holbrook

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Discovering the path to Indian uses of native California plants: A family activity guide for the native plant garden at the San Bernardino County Museum, Lauren Anne Trish Holman

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Front-runners and newcomers: The dynamics of momentum in electoral politics as explained by cue competition, Jeremy Ashton Houska

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Food Wholesale Ordering System, Dennis Meng Yann Hsieh

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Enunciative identity in elementary English as a foreign language, Hsiao-Juo Huang

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Foreign-language immerision as preferred bilingual/biliterate program model for elementary English education in Taiwan, Shih-Hao Huang

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The role of the program administrator in instructed English as a foreign language, Yei Lun Hung

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Levels of social intimacy among women in substance abuse treatment, Jean Emiko Ishihara

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Embodied knowing and effective communication in the development of a choreography curriculum, Michele Lynn Jenkins

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Adult learning outcomes based on course delivery methodology, Timothy Edward Jenkins

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WebSAT: Web-based systems administration tool, Juyong Jeong

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A web application for Medasolution Healthcare Company customer service system, Hao Jia

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The utilization of parent-child visitations for reunification and stability among children and families, Susanne Allison Jimenez and Lori Hai Stooksbury

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When English as a Second Language students meet text-responsible writing, Miso Jung

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Thyroid hormone-regulated skeletal muscle Glut4 glucose transporter trafficking during fasting in diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance, Lucy Soo Yon Jun

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Environmental education: The equalizer, Jolanda Tracie Karr

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CARES - Computer Aided Rehabilitation Software, Kirti Katiyar

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Educational curriculum for obesity in school aged youth, Carmen Vieyra Kemp and Melody Ann Mendiola

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A bi-county examination of child welfare workers' levels of compassion fatigue and coping skills, Pamela Marie Keyes and Christina Leigh Smith

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Hybrid identity and Arab/American feminism in Diana Abu-Jaber's Arabian Jazz, Nicole Michelle Khoury

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Playful sciencing and the early childhood classroom, Barbara Mary Kirby

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Goal orientation, ethnicity, and achievement of middle elementary students, Carl Phillip Koehnke

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Emerging stock markets in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, Man Ching Ko

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Effect of preweanling methylphenidate exposure on the induction, extinction and reinstatement of morphine-Induced conditioned place preference in rats, Kellie Lynn Kucher

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From Darwin to Dracula: A study of literary evolution, Erin Alice Lamborn

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A curriculum guide for teaching business planning, Dennis Patrick Larney

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Assisting students with concept acquisition in basic skills reading through the use of an interactive website, Michele Barbara Laveaux

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The effect of perceived control on the decision to withdraw from an organization in an inequitable situation, Marilyn Susie Lawrence-Fuller

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Concept attainment in mathematics within content-based instruction for secondary English as a second language, Kwang-Sug Lee

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Vacation system, Min-Wei Lee

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Mediational English-as-a-foreign-language teaching that supports independent reading, Lei Li

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A skeptical feminist exploration of binary dystopias in Marion Zimmer Bradley's The mists of Avalon, Alexandra Elizabeth Anita Lindstrom

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Senior health care system, Meng-Chun Ling

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Superattraction: The superlearning phenomenon in interpersonal attraction, Ryan Edward Lipinski

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Promoting metalinguistic awareness through peer response in writing in elementary English as a foreign language, Kuan-Ting Liu

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A survey of social workers' cultural competency: An exploratory study, José Luis Lujano

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A portable traveler's weblog, Feng-Chun Lung

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Assumptive worlds of female childhood sexual abuse victims, Amy Matosian

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Talking about drugs: Examining self-disclosure and trust in adult children from substance abusive families, Susan Renee Mattson

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Instructor field manual for Camp Highland Outdoor Science School, Maleah Lynne McPherson

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A comprehensive curriculum on how to teach the alphabet to bilingual kindergarteners, Raquel Mendoza Cabral

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Environmental education at its best: helping at-risk Latino youth help themselves and our environment, Gregg Walter Mitchell

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Significant life experiences of naturalists, Kathleen Marie Mitchell

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Source evaluation and selection for interpretation in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Lacey Elizabeth Moore

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Translingual literature: The bone people and Borderlands, Jill Marie Murphy

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Working with ethnic-minority families: Evaluating the need for cross-cultural training within Riverside County Child Protective Services, Kathleen Fromayan Nebo and Darlena Allen

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Optimization of a sequential alignment verification and positioning system (SAVPS) for proton radiosurgery, Mahesh Raj Neupane

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Symmetrically generated groups, Benny Nguyen

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Faculty training manual-- academic component: International student volunteers, Jessica Sue Niven

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The needs of informal grandparent caregivers and how they are met at the Kinship Family Center, Emily Jane Osborne-Lewis and Shanta LaShawn Clardy

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Understanding why male juveniles perpetrate: An exploratory study, Debbie Lee O'Sullivan

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A topological approach to nonlinear analysis, Wendy Ann Peske

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Program manual for international business academies, Gina Lee Pierson

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Use of a video based instruction program to enhance English literature and writing concepts, Jeffrey Christian Pitcher

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Emotional intelligence and its relationship with the goodness of fit hypothesis and perceived stress, Ryan Anthony Platt

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Patriarchy and machismo: Political, economic and social effects on women, Luis Antonio Prado

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Adolescent participation in pregnancy prevention interventions, Brooke Marie Prince-Slocum

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The underwater life off the coast of Southern California, Kathie Lyn Purkey

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Empowering pre-adolescent second-language learners in the middle school years, Robert Charles Quintana

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Athena: An online proposal development system, Humaira Rahim

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The effects of Mexican Americans, Chicanos parental involvement on schooling, Maria Guadalupe Ramirez

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Acquiring an existing business, Teodocio Ramirez

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Creative, imaginative English-as-a-foreign-language using storytelling and drama, Man-Lin Rau

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Movie in search of America: The rhetoric of myth in Easy Rider, Hayley Susan Raynes

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Successful strategies for expository writing, Bonnie Dee Reed

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The effects of neonatal manganese exposure on impulsivity, unlearned motoric function, and reward, Carmela Marie Reichel

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Online tutor training: An alternative to person-to-person training, David James Reyes

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Child welfare professionals' knowledge of identifying factors for alcohol and other drug issues, Josefina Reyes Sauri and Michael Leslie Lau

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A web design shop for local business owners, Mary Colleen Rice

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Numbers of generators of ideals in local rings and a generalized Pascal's Triangle, Lucia Riderer

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Tell me a story about feathers: Teaching discipline through literature, Carol Tripoli Rondeau

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Evaluating WebQuests and the needs of a WebQuest rubric, Kimberly Marie Rountree

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Electronic dictionaries in the ESL composition class, Rebecca Lynn Rudd

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Facilitating an online community among community college peer tutor trainees, Matthew Robert Ruzicka

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The pros and cons of using technology in primary education, Astrid Ryterband

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The split dark rider: An examination of labor conflict and John Steinbeck's Of mice and men, Richard Stephen Sabolick

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Review of the cross-sectional field of outdoor camps, resiliency, and juvenile delinquncy, Omar Taha Safie

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Evaluation of the family nurturing program: The family education component of the Riverside County Dependency Recovery Drug Court Program, Lila Massoumi Samady

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Prevalence of type 2 diabetes among minority groups, Patricia Elizabeth Sanchez

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Planting the seeds of environmental sensitivity using children's literature, Kristin Alayne Sanderson

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A study of the effects of short-term respite care on caregivers and the relationship between respite satisfaction and social support, Lisa San Filippo Di Matteo

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Female sports endorsement and attitudes toward brands and advertisements, Natsuda Saritmuthakul

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Predictors of attitudes and turnover intentions in people with disabilities: The importance of means-efficacy, Naomi Charity Schmierer

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The effects of childhood obesity on elementary school absenteeism, Sarah Diane Schoonover and Wyona Marie Lagomarsino

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Using music to create effective curriculum for English language development, Steven John Schulz

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The relationship between epistemological beliefs and academic achievement goals in middle school children, Sara Elizabeth Schuyten Pierce

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Web-based independent study program, Darryl Dwaine Scroggins

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Tibetan Buddhism and the environment: A case study of environmental sensitivity among Tibetan environmental professionals in Dharamsala, India, Megan Marie Shearer

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Creating a student-centered learning community in the college reading classroom by incorporating web-based technology, Michael James Shefchik

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A study of the interlanguage of apology by Taiwanese English-Language learners, Ching-Yi Shih

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Development of a web site for Korean returning students and their parents to help their process of re-adaptation, Hamila Song

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Korean Americans and barriers to the use of mental health services, Kimberly Joy Steiner

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Witnessing violence: The link to reactive aggression, Nicole Marie Stevens