Doctoral Dissertations (Chair)

  • Bibb Freeman, M. (2014). A multivariate risk factor analysis of HIV and syphilis comorbid infection.  (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Chadyuk, A. (2013).  A test of an evolutionary theory of adiposity gain induced by long sleep in descendants of European hunter-gatherers (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Chiverton, C. (2007).  The effects of postpartum depression on childrearing attitudes (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Cooley, J. (2009).  The use of contact theory to explain attitudes toward gay men and lesbians (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Croft, A. (2014).  Risk factors influencing recovery in whiplash trauma (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Davila-Torres, R. (2010).  Behavioral factors associated with retention of Hispanics in a methadone maintenance outpatient program (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Duncan, G. (2006).  The effects of climate, autonomy, relatedness and competency on self-determination in college athletes (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Fine, S. (2014).  The influence of same-sex marriage legislation on psychological distress in lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Gachanja, G. (2012).  Child, parent, and healthcare professionals’ perspectives on HIV infection status disclosure to children (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
  • Greywolf, D. (2006). Social support, sexual identity development stage, internalized, and external homophobia in lesbian, gay, bisexual youth (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Hunter, K. (2006).  The relationship between cognitive-behavioral coping skills and substance abuse relapse in adolescents (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Ives, S. (2010).  The impact of an online orientation program on the imposter phenomenon, self-efficacy, and anxiety (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
  • Johnson, G. V. (2006).  Parents’ decision-making process regarding noninvasive medical treatment of minor traumatic brain injury patients in the emergency room.  Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Jorissen, S. (2008).  The attitudes of paid residential caregivers toward the sexuality of adults with developmental disabilities (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Keller, F. P. (2013).  The relationships among knowledge, attitudes, subjective norms, and intentions regarding tattooing in current and prospective tattoo clients (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Lemery, R. (2008).  Development and validation of the internalized sexual prejudice scale (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Lewis, S. (2008).  The attitudes of paid residential caregivers towards the sexuality of adults with developmental disabilities (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Madison, S. (2014).  Patterns of health care use by mothers with low and elevated risk of postpartum depression and their infants (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Manuzak, A. (2010).  Hawaii 3ForLife: Utility model for hepatitis B screening and immunization (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Miller, M. (2007).  Effects of highly sexualized images of women in visual media on adolescent females’ objectified body consciousness and feminine ideology (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Moxley-Paquette, E. (2013).  Testing a structural equation model of language-based cognitive fitness (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN. Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award recipient, 2013.
  • Price, J. (2007).  Why (m)other?  An exploration of choice etiology in nonbiological moms (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Salhany, C. (2006).  The use of within-situation safety-seeking behaviors and depression in patients with panic disorder (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Schindler, L. (2012).  A mixed methods examination of the influence of dimensions of support on training transfer.  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Shirley, J. (2013).  Effects of humor on teacher stress, affect, and job satisfaction (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Thrasher, A. (2003).  Cognitive distortions of lottery gamblers (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN (2003 Outstanding Dissertation honorable mention).
  • Valila, J (2008).  The relationship between personality type and drug of choice among substance users (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Wilson, D. R. (2005).  Stress management for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse: A holistic inquiry (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.

 

Doctoral Dissertations (Committee Member)

  • Anisoke, K. (2010). Socioeconomic conditions and the risk of HIV/AIDS infection among African American women (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Bradway, B. (2011). Correlates of resilience among American Indians in a Northwestern US state (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Brownlow, S. (2009).  The effects of recalling and ruminating about previous humiliating experiences on cortisol levels (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Davis, A. (2005).  The relationship between perceptions of childhood touch experiences and perceived stress (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • El-Amin, C. (2009).  Personal and professional spirituality: Muslim social workers’ perspectives (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Fremont, P. (2004).  Covert workplace aggression (Unpublished doctoral dissertation (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN (Walden University 2005 Outstanding dissertation honorable mention).
  • Fountain, T. (2007).  The effects of beliefs and coping on emotional response to surgical abortion (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Fraim, N. (2009).  Breast cancer self-examination among female university students in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Franken, L. (2011).  Advanced oxidation treatment in a health care building for reducing mMicrobiological populations in the air and on surfaces (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Glover-Johnson, C. (2010).  The impact of employee’s perceptions of leadership characteristics of immediate supervisors on job related absenteeism (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Hotaling, M. (2011).  Effect of clinical laboratory practitioner licensing on wages.  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Joerg, L. (2004).  The experience of being mentored during the dissertation phase of a doctoral degree at a distance-learning university: A phenomenological study (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
  • Johnson, T. (2008).  Clergy and secular counselors: The education effect and moral reasoning (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Kara, R. (2012).  Predicting HIV testing intention among recent African immigrants.  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Kasper, R. (2004).  Academic achievement and the early mental health initiative (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Matos, R. (2013).  The influence of personal experience attributes on collective decision making (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Mciff, B. (2010).  Child and parental perception of the physical environment and its impact on fourth to sixth grade students’ perceptions in physical activity (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Minard, S. (2011).  Community policing by part time community leaders: A qualitative multiple case study (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Muraresku, L. (2011).  The influence of self-serving leadership on candidate selection.  (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Newman, V. (2005).  Identifying stressors through the cognitive activation theory of stress: Nontraditional versus traditional students (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Novak, A. (2010).  Application of the precaution adoption process model to reduce the risk of falls in healthy community dwelling elders over the age of 65 (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Ortiz, V. E. R. (2015). Influence of social network variables on Hepatitis C and human immunodeficiency virus transmission risk behaviors among Puerto Rican injecting drug users (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Parks, G. (2004).  Juvenile sex offender recidivism:  An examination of typological differences in risk assessment (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN (Walden University 2005 Outstanding Dissertation honorable mention).
  • Persaud, T. (2011).  A comparative analysis of the nonrapid and rapid HIV testing programs regarding the diagnosis and prevention of HIV/AIDS transmission (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Phillips, M. (2005).  An analysis of emotional intelligence and faculty qualities necessary for success in a non-traditional classroom setting (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Ricci-Stiles, N. (2007).  Predictors of job satisfaction for gay, lesbian, and bisexual employees (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Romberger, D. (2005).  Gender differentiation and relational aggression in late childhood (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Servis, G. (2014).  Predictors of marital satisfaction for civilian wives of active-duty U.S. Army soldiers (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Stinnette, D. (2009).  Locus of control and adjustment to vision loss among people with age related macular degeneration (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Syphers, D. G. P. (2015). Cultural beliefs and experiences of formal caregivers providing dementia care to American Indians (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Tinsley, T. (2010).  The assessment of behavior changes through the gender-specific composition of adolescent anger management treatment groups (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Weekes, J. (2014).  The impact of self-care on social workers in health settings (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • White, E. (2009).  Continuing education for health personnel: Viewpoints of higher educational institutions (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Wilson, J. (2014).  The relationship between the associated symptoms of First Nation peoples’ historical losses and organizational commitment in the Canadian workplace (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Witty, K. (2010).  Individual, social, and environmental characteristics and perceived susceptibility of HIV in Belize, Central America: A community survey (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Wolff, R. (2007).  Self-efficacy for prelingually deaf adults’ decision to have CIs and subsequent changes in their lives (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Worth, K. (2014).  Effects of learning communities on community college students’ success:  A meta-analysis (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.

 

Master’s Thesis (Chair)

  • Barton, D. (2005).  Social development of children with developmental disabilities: Birth to six years (Unpublished master’s thesis).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Best, R. (2005).  Alcoholism: A multifactor approach (Unpublished master’s thesis).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Dabney, C. (2009).  The HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Black community (Unpublished master’s thesis). Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Daum, J. (2005).  Resilient younger widows: A phenomenological study of coping, personal growth, and self-efficacy (Unpublished master’s thesis).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.  (Nominated for 2005 MAGS Outstanding Thesis Award).
  • Downes, H. (2007).  Stress-related conditions in children: A comparison of coping techniques (Unpublished master’s thesis).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Gaffney, P. (2005).  Comparing pressures to use and not to use alcohol and marijuana (Unpublished master’s thesis).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
  • Goldston, B. (2005).  Examining the influence of organizational culture on employee attitudes and organizational performance (Unpublished master’s thesis).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Hefner, H. (2004).  Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and early television viewing (Unpublished master’s thesis).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Henady-Korba, D. (2005).  The effects of divorce on children: A mother-son perspective (Unpublished master’s thesis).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Higham, D. (2005).  Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parent involvement in schools (Unpublished master’s thesis).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Hill-Gibbons, A. (2004).  The brain and behavior: Degeneration, rejuvenation, and prevention (Unpublished master’s thesis).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Hopkins-Cox, B. (2005).  Bisexuality: Learning to accept (Unpublished master’s thesis).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Krone, B. (2005).  Sex or gender: A review of the works that attempt to explain differences in male and female mathematics achievement (Unpublished master’s thesis).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Lewis, S. (2007).  Anxiety in educational settings: A comparison between online and traditional graduate students (Unpublished master’s thesis).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Schindler, L. (2006).  Crisis management and institutional preparedness: Effectively managing student suicide threats at on-line institutions (Unpublished master’s thesis).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Schreiner, A. (2006).  Nurse stress and burnout in health care settings (Unpublished master’s thesis).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Smith, A. (2007).  Developing standards of competence for executive coaches (Unpublished master’s thesis).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Vore, E. (2006).  The relationship between physical activity and academic performance among elementary school students (Unpublished master’s thesis).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Winsor, D. (2006).  The effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy on adolescents with posttraumatic stress disorder (Unpublished master’s thesis).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.

 

Master’s Thesis (Committee Member)

  • Anton, L. (2004).  The effects of meditation on anxiety levels in college students (Unpublished master’s thesis).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Cheltenham, P. (2008).  The CARICOM single-market and its implications for HIV/AIDS care, treatment, and support services in Barbados (Unpublished master’s thesis).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Ciampi, D. (2004).  Terrorism: Motivational factors in middle-Eastern culture.  Walden University.
  • Claude, J. (2011).  The role of faith-based therapy in treating depression in African Americans (Unpublished master’s thesis).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Humphreys, M. (2005).  The dynamics of family disruptions and academic achievement in youth (Unpublished master’s thesis).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Klingeman, M. (2005).  The etiology of bipolar disorder: A glial hypothesis (Unpublished master’s thesis). Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.  (Walden University 2006 Outstanding Thesis Award)
  • Verhamme, K. (2006).  Increasing self-regulated behavior in special education students (Unpublished master’s thesis).  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Wong, J. (2011).  Sexual crucible couple sex therapy for treating Hong Kong Chinese husbands with hypoactive sexual desire disorder and their wives.  Walden University, Minneapolis, MN.