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.

The first digitized theses were posted here in January 2017. 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 your 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 post-2014 theses/projects in Creative Writing were not posted in ScholarWorks, the digitization project will not post older 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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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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An outcomes based study of the adolescent specialized unit, Deborah Maria Sterling

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

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Digital Collage-Access to inspiration: The use of multimedia as a catalyst for creative thought, Frederick George Still

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The most effective way to teach spelling, Mandy Lea Strange

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International students' reliance on home-country related internet use, Songkwun Sukontapatipak

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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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Managerial reforms within the United States government, Jacqueline Michelle Townsend

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Using web based resources to bridge the communication gap between parents and teachers, Antonette Cong Tran

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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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Social support and mental health outcomes in battered women, Alicia Kay Vallellanes and Kelley Ferris

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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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Spirituality and aging, Henry Waller

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Online solicitation management system for the Office of Technology Transfer and Commercialization, Chia-Chi Wang

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A comparison of cosmetic advertising between the United States and Taiwan: A content analysis, Wenlin Wang

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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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An improved software process management tool: ReMoTe (recursively estimating multi-threaded observation tool enterprise), Shujiang Xia

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

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Wiki message linking, Hongping Yang

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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

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Social workers' perceptions of the utilization of Spanish-speaking interpreters in child welfare services, Veronica Huizar Beltran

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Maternal parentification of siblings in families with or without a child with a developmental disability, Christine Paras Benitez

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The effects of electronic performance monitoring on performance, Laila June Bidaki

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The use of divergent series in history, Alina Birca

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Applying technology to meet correctional educator needs, Susan Marie Bley

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Using research based teaching strategies with bilingual students, Miriam Perez Blum

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Development of a website to improve communication and learning, Rebecca Sue Bonheim

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What is selective mutism?, Angela Briz-Garcia

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Night of the twisters: A comprehensive unit, Shawn Davis Brown

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A contrastive approach to the thematic analysis of text and genre: An examination of lead news articles in Le Monde, Al-Ittihad, and The New York Times, Christine Marie Burlaga

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A comparison of the consumer decision-making behavior of married and cohabiting couples, Karen Prodigalidad Calpo

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Minimization of currency risk exposures by developing foreign currency trading strategies for a multinational United States company, Korhan Cam

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Peninsular bighorn sheep of Coachella Valley, Frances Jolene Cassano

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Designing an online support community for novice computer users, Thomas Hubbard Caswell

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Professional writing: How California State University, San Bernardino's Master of Arts in English Composition can prepare graduates for careers in the public sector, Margaret Celia Cecil

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JAVA synchronized collaborative multimedia toolkit: A collaborative communication tool, Rohit Chavan

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Registers of supplication and demand in English-as-a-foreign-language technical writing, Kuang-Je Chen

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Designing secure, JAVA based online registration systems to meet peak load performance targets, Tang-Li Chen

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A corpus-based investigation of collocational errors in EFL Taiwanese high school students' compositions, Yi-Chin Chen

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Smart Sequence Similarity Search (S⁴) system, Zhuo Chen

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Helpdesk Support Alert System, Vorapong Chinpanich

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Movie theater ticket order system: (MTTOS), Chun-Kai Chiu

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MOrder Server food service, Chieh-Chou Chou

Perceptions of satisfaction in the delivery of services to kinship and non-kinship care providers, Nancy Elizabeth Clark

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How do child welfare workers attitudes affect utilization of gays and lesbians as adoptive parents, Constance Cameron Clifford and Victoria Ann Kohfeld

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Spatial analysis of the effects of revitalization on crime in the Jeffrey-Lynne community in Anaheim, California, Jamie Erin Conley

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Teaching strategies for foster care students with behavior problems, Nikki Ann Console

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Acculturation among a Hispanic population in San Bernardino County, Jennifer Marie Costa and Maria Lorena Ochoa

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Effects of environmental factors present during the administration of the California High School Exit Exam on students' outcome scores, Kelly Lynn Coumbe

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The role of imaginative literature in First Year Composition, Randee Teresa Cowles

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Implementing the teaching strategy: "Identifying Similarities and Differences", Karilyn Dangleis

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A Java image editor and enhancer, Lalitha Darbhamulla

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Training manual for new presidents at Corinthian Colleges, Inc., Ruth Claire Darton

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The perceived influence of spirituality in adolescent residential group homes, Karima Aisha Deadrick-Boone

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Child welfare professionals' perceptions of drug treatment for foster youth: a needs assessment, Edward Basil Dehar

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Practicing teacher perceptions of technology and technology integration in K-12 education, Stephanie Lyn De Jong

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A curriculum of non-routine problems in the middle school, Adam James DeLeon

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A web-based, database bound, WYSIWYG development environment for web applications, David Blane DeLong

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Development of an in-basket exercise designed to measure potential leadership skills by Coleen Beth Dennison., Colleen Beth Dennison and Bernard M. Bass

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Web based internship management system: A collaborative coordinating tool, Vishal Dharod

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Accommodating women's learning in continuing medical education, Corrina Aloyse Dixon

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Domestic violence education and risk mitigation for prelicensure nursing students, Frances Maria Dyckman

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A Wiki paradigm to manage online course content, Elharith Omer Elrufaie

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Attitudes of international students in higher education: Implications for educators, Mustafa Cenk Erarslan

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Spirituality: The effects on female inmates and recidivism, Joanne Marie Erbe

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Causes of unease: Horror rhetoric in fiction and film, Benjamin Kane Ethridge

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Differences by occupation in perceived face validity and procedural justice of a common format application of hard biodata and a written job knowledge test, Anna Maria Forsberg

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Zoophonics keyboards: A venue for technology integration in kindergarten, Marie Bess Forst

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The representation of African American students in programs for the mild mentally retarded, Peter Laurance Gennaro

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Teacher attitude towards technology: Usage in K-2 classrooms, Lilia Reyes Granillo

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Language as a tool for self-inquiry, Alice Elizabeth Griffin

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Future of asynchronous transfer mode networking, Fakhreddine Mohamed Hachfi

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Genre in first year composition: The missing link to transferability?, Sandra Patricia Halsey

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The art of self-discovery: Integrative opportunities for alternative settings, Mary Elizabeth Harrigan

Guns and Death: A Stage Play, Terry Lee Harris