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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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The most effective way to teach spelling, Mandy Lea Strange

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Socially situated English-as-a-foreign-language instruction to achieve emergent biliteracy in Taiwan, Tzu-Chen Su

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The connectors of two worlds: Chano Pozo, Dizzy Gillespie, and the continuity of myth through Afro-Cuban jazz, Dwight Paul Sweeney

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Symmetric generation of finite groups, María de la Luz Torres Bisquertt

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Factors influencing purchasing decision process of low-carbohydrate products, Warintra Triyangkulsri

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A descriptive study of Orange County Latinas' breast cancer knowledge levels, Venus Zamarripa Valencia

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The effect of early psychostimulant treatment on abuse liability and dopamine receptors, Steven Wayne Villafranca

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Analysis of molecular variation in the federally endangered Astragalus jaegerianus (Fabaceae, Papilionoideae): A species with a restricted geographic range, George Floyd Walker

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PDF shopping system with the lightweight currency protocol, Yingzhuo Wang

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Bicultural identity and emergent/developmental reading strategies in English as a foreign language in Taiwan, Yuqing Wang

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Survival analysis, Mohammad Alif Wardak

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Trafficking in women: International sex services, Joseph Morgan Wilcox

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A qualitative study of spiritual and alternative practices in social work, Alissa Carrie Wilson

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First impressions through the constructs of impression management, Amber Joy Wilson

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Analyzing three quality management systems in relation to the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, Jeremiah Worthington

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Compliance with dialysis regimens: The effects of coping and social support, Toyoko Yagi

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Online multimedia communication system, Yin-Wei Yang

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The intelligences of creative English-as-a-foreign-language learning, Alvin Charles Yen

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Actions of a partial D2-like agonist during low or high dopaminergic tone: A neurochemical study using preweanling rats, Shelly Taeko Yoshida

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Cognitive-affective outcomes of classroom writing activities in Korean English as a foreign language, Soonja Ahn

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Youths' perceptions of an independent living program, Valorie Albertina Alba and Gloriana Parral

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A heuristic on the rearrangeability of shuffle-exchange networks, Katherine Yvette Alston

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Visual literacy in kindergarten: How can visual literacy be used as a tool to promote student learning in the kindergarten classroom?, Arcelia Anguiano

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Free Spirit Children's Nature Center, Sylvia Eugenia Arce

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The policy implications of the No Child Left Behind Act for English language learners, Jacqueline Elena Arroyo de Romano

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How much should the off-duty employment of police officers be regulated?, Angela Rena Aulis

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Latino emancipated foster youth perceptions, Minerva Barcenas

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Computerized reading assessment using the star reading software, Brian Michael Bartlett

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Zapatistas: The shifting rhetoric of a modern revolution, Ofelia Morales Bejar