Prior to 2014, CSUSB Master's Theses, Master's Projects, and Doctoral Dissertations 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.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Alpine ecology of a C4 grass, Muhlenbergia Richardsonis in the White Mountains of California, Archie Thomas Meyer

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The promotion and prevention of Ahwahnee water principles for resource efficient land use in the cities of Ontario and San Bernardino, Melissa Danielle Miller

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Contributing factors to the over representation of African American children in the foster care system, LaMonica Shalice Montgomery

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How kindergarten English language learners "come to know" written language, Teresa Renee Morris

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The effects of depression on treatment compliance among dialysis patients, Amber Lynn Mote and Maria Elena Salazar

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Ethical and faith-based investments: An assessment of performance, Hisar Joel Munte

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Digital reconstruction of a ceratopsid pes, Ken Conrad Noriega

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Whitman, elegy, and the nineteenth century culture of death and mourning, Susan Renee Nylander

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Perceptions of breast cancer patients on communicating sexuality-related issues, Farrah Joy Oblepias

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The use of an environmental education service learning project to enhance student motivation in a secondary school, Mary Frances O'Connell-Hershey

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Demographic effects on the length of stay and discharge destination from the gay and lesbian adolescent social services agency's group homes, Lenwood Valentino Patterson

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United States Forest Service: A resource for California's education and environment initiative, Summer Kristine Pearson

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Genetic analysis of two phenotypes in variovorax paradoxus strain EPS, Michael Jherek Pehl

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Bilingual kindergarteners' emergent views about the functions of writing in the school context, Trinidad Pendleton

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Ballads as "poetic" rhetoric in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Norma Jeanne Peterson

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Early maladaptive schemas: The role of gender, Renee Kathleen Prince

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Parental substance abuse services that promote family reunification under Adoption and Safe Families Act timelines, Omeera Qadir

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Student engagement scale: Development and the underlying factor structure, Patricia Isabel Quiñones Pareja

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Is public education preparing learning disabled to succeed at the college level?, John Fermin Ramirez

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Multiple intelligences in the classroom, Julia Marie Ramirez

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Share world: A web-based reuse managment system, Raymol Philomina Rappai

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Intertemporal relations between stock indices-correlation analysis for the stock markets of the United States, England, and Singapore, Michael Nabil Razzouk

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"Can you hear me now?": A study on oppression, Kathryn Marie Risinger

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Geometric theorem proving using the Groebner basis algorithm, Karla Friné Rivas

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In our own words: A qualitative study of Bachelor and Master of Social Work interns at Vitas Hospice, Martha Elizabeth Romero

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Depression in Korean immigrant women, Darin Lee Rorrer

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The Universal coefficient theorem for cohomology, Michael Anthony Rosas

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The efficacy of the use of inquiry computer simulation to generate understanding and a positive attitude toward the nature of science in seventh grade students, Eleanor Maria Ruiz

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Theater: A mission, Angela Marie Sanicola

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Satisfaction of independent living programs among foster youth, Monica Sapien and Nadia Fuentes

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Self-reported obstacles among African American families who fail to reunify, Deena Saunders-Green

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The effectiveness of using homicide and auto theft rates as indicators of violent and property crime in the United States, Joseph Allan Schwartz

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Service delivery models of orthopedic donations to low income nations, Jean Elizabeth Sigaran

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Caregivers' perceptions of disabled elders preparations for a natural disaster, Brenda Marie Starkins

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United States mainland speakers' use of Hawaiian Creole English and standard American English across social situations, Nicole Kaylani Kanahele Stutz

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Welcome to the world of tomorrow today: Matt Groening's Futurama as posthuman mediator, Amanda Jill Taylor

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The fundamental group and Van Kampen's theorem, Aaron Christopher Thomas

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Quality of life perceptions and treatment choices in hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, and the implications for social work practice, Heather Noel Toms

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Effective classroom management skills in physical education for student participation, Bethel Lisa Trice

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An exploration of playmaking strategies resulting in youth performance scripts for elementary school audiences, Dana Marie Vazquez

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An insight into the Hispanic immigrant experience, Maria Guadalupe Venegas

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Hispanic attitudes towards adoption, Adriana Ventura-Ramirez

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Study of the Department of Children Service's supervisors, Debra Ann Walker

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Using non-Euclidean geometry in the Euclidean classroom, Kelli Jean Wasserman

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Economic insecurity and depression among low socioeconomic status adults, Laura Margaret Wills

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Research on autonomous English-learning strategies of American culture and language students, Jing Xu

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From demigods to slayers: Contemporary mythology and gender economies in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Adam Kem Yerima

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Religion in language policy, and the survival of Syriac, Ibrahim George Aboud

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The Palestinian Shahid and the development of the model 21st century Islamic terrorist, Benjamin Timothy Acosta

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Identifying the needs of the Purhepecha children and families: An indigenous population of immigrants from Michoacan Mexico living in the the United States, Berenice D. Aguirre

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Foster parent satisfaction and retention, Ruth Maria Albarran and Ranee Taechameena. Sahachartsiri

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Test for the existence of casualty relationships between the market indices of the United States and the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, Yusef Abdullah Yusef Alyusef

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Critical analysis of total physical response as pedagogy, Rachel Lynn Anderson

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Frank Zappa and Mikhail Bakhtin: Rabelais's carnival made contemporary, Sarah Hill Antinora

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Dual language educators: Tambien tenemos sentimientos, Monica Sophia Apodaca

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Antidote to marginalism: An alternative method of instruction for English language learners, Robert Gabriel Arias

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Obstacles and aspirations amongst Hispanics and African Americans in pursuing a college education, Monica Avina

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Blow-up behavior of solutions for some ordinary and partial differential equations, Sarah Y. Bahk

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Attitudes and beliefs about evidence based practice among masters in social work practitioners and licensed clinical social workers, Katy Leanne Bandy and Emily Violet Thomas

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The effects of stigma perpetuated by substance abusers on mentally ill substance abusers in residential treatment, Mark Eugene Barnstable

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A cost benefit analysis for the denitrification of waste water utilizing wetlands versus wastewater treatment facilities, Jennifer Michelle Bell

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An investigation into disordered eating among athletes, Melissa Ann Bender

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Factors affecting college student athletes' academic success in the classroom, Alicia Ann Berber

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Do San Bernardino County, Department of Children's Services, licensed foster parents receive adequate trainings and services to care for foster children?, Ryan DeRay Berryman

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The relationship between caseworker education and client outcomes, Theresa Rebecca Brannon

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Down syndrome: Parental strategies for stress among cultures, Claudia Edith Campos and Lizbeth Anahi Corrales

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Effects of imagery use in basketball free throw shooting, Jamaal Edward Cannon

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The nine reasons why inmates offend: Rational choice and determinism, Anthony Robert Carbo

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Self-stereotyping and vocational choice among Asian Americans, Tzuting Chang

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What contributes to academic achievement among elementary grade students: A needs assessment, Adriana Chavez and Martha Tinehyn Glomah

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Extending the solicitation management system: User interface improvement and system administration support, Kun-Che Chen

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A multiprocessor parallel approach to bit-parallel approximate string matching, Elias Anwar Chibli

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Juvenile movement between activity nodes, Jill Mary Christie

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Foundations of geometry, Lawrence Michael Clarke

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Exploring the components of privacy to predict satisfaction and justice in the workplace, Matthew Patrick Cloney

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The rhetoric of nonfiction: An examination of Sebastian Junger's The perfect storm, LaShawn Jon Janice Cole

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Eugenic discourse in the work of D.H. Lawrence, Christopher Lawrence Cotton

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The effects of age, computer self-efficacy, comptuer anxiety, and computer experience on training method preference in employees, Jennifer Lee Cremer

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Rethinking empowerment: Collective action as intervention with women, Melissa Liberty Darnell

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Horses and at-risk youth: An alternative approach to reconnect adolescents, Christiane Deaton

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The design of an intercultural communication skills training for multicultural Catholic parishes in the Diocese of San Bernardino, Marco Aurelio De Tolosa Raposo

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Western involvement in the Middle East: Imperialism and its effects, Jamie Elizabeth DeWitt

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Intervention outcome differences for adult children of domestic violence, Donna Jo Diamond and Geneva Naomi Hannigan

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Next generation public service announcements for the environment, Danielle Alexis Diaz

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Effects of organizational communication on employee perceptions during organizational change, James Kelly Doran

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Is there a male victim?: Discursive subjection in representations of female-on-male childhood sexual abuse, James Ireland Ducat

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Poincaré Duality, Christopher Michael Duran

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Grassy hollow trail guide, Judy Ann Eindboden

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Leadership in faith-based social service organizations, Veronica Esqueda

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Late diagnosis of autism among African American children, Lysette Nana Etti and Kathleen Patrice Holsey

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The importance of differentiated instruction to student involvement, motivation, and learning, Emily Christine Fandino

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Proposed activities for an enrivonmental education summer camp program, Caitlin Joan Farr

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Faking: A comparison of effective methods, Devon Rachelle Fell

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A strength-based perspective on group homes, Liza Ana Fimbres and Rose Kathleen Solomon

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Ecological literacy, environmental attitudes and behaviors of residents adjacent to the Coahcella Valley Preserve, Kathleen Dawn Fleming

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Acetylcholine levels in the prefrontal cortex and hippocampus during trace and delay conditioning, Mary Melissa Flesher

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Religious social support groups: Strengthening leadership with communication competence, JoAnne Irene Flynn

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Examining the effects of abuse on girls in gangs, Champagne Monique Ford

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The effects of "family group decision making" in San Bernardino County, Valerie Christine Forell

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Mediators of self-destructive behaviors in women survivors of childhood sexual abuse: A structural model, Kellie Bree Fritchel