Doctor of Management

Graduates and Dissertations

UMUC proudly recognizes and congratulates the following graduates of the Doctor of Management program:

2014 Graduates

Katsuya Abe
"Public-Employee Stress Resulting from Public Private Partnership (PPP) Reform: Coping-Strategy Management for Emergency Response"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Sharon Hadary and Dr. Dennis Winters

Ashok Agrawal
"Enhancing the Student Success Agenda in Achieving the Dream Colleges with Faculty Collective Bargaining"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Charlene Nunley and Dr. Ronald Head

Neil S. Bagadiong
"Leadership Development for Aspiring Community College Presidents"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Charlene Nunley and Dr. Ronald Head

John Burke Berthold
"Trust Development and Sustainment between Group Members within Midlevel Organizational Groups"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Kathleen F. Edwards, Dr. James P. Gelatt and Dr. Leslie Dinauer

Victor Carter-Bey
"Moving Beyond Member Loyalty: An Exploration of Activism in Professional Associations"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Sharon Hadary and Dr. Dennis Winters

Jennifer Ann Marie Christophi
"Redefining Quality within the Total Testing Process: Alternative Management Approaches to Pre-analytic Testing"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Dennis Winters and Dr. Sharon Hadary

Mona L. Clites
"Assessment Measures Showing Institutional Effectiveness in Relation to External Stakeholder Expectations for Accountability"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. James Tschechtelin and Dr. Charlene Nunley

Jerry T. Cooper
"Governance in Institutions of Higher Learning: A Study of Decision-Making at Four Historically Black Colleges and Universities"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Leslie Dinauer

Kristie Lee Crumley
"Reclaiming Relevance: Embracing Complexity in the 21st Century Community College"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Dennis Winters and Dr. Sharon Hadary

Anne Powel Davis
"Systems Thinking as a Competency for Community College Leaders in an Era of Increasing Complexity"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Eric Dent and Dr. Deborah Wharff

Mark E. DeJong
"Personal Characteristics of Leadership Effectiveness: Exploring the Ideal Set of Traits for Senior Academic Administrators Challenged with Leading a Modern Higher Education Institution"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Eric Dent and Dr. G. David Andersen

Lawrence S. Dugan
"Enhancing the Customer Service Model for Adult Learners: An Approach from Industry"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Charlene Nunley and Dr. Ronald Head

Jelani Ellington
"The Effect of Equity Executive Compensation on Sustainability in Public Companies: Options versus Restricted Stock and the Influence on Executive Motivation"
Dissertation Chairs: Sharon Hadary and Dr. Dennis Winters

Mohammad Muwaffaq Fattah
"A Systematic Exploration of a Constructivist Approach to Cultural Adaptation: A Model for Advancing Cross-Cultural Effectiveness"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Sharon Hadary and Dr. Dennis Winters

Laura Frost
"Middle Management Research in Strategic Management Textbooks: Clouded Perspective"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Sharon Hadary and Dr. Dennis Winters

John Dale Fulcher, Jr.
"Understanding Generational Differences in the U.S. Workplace: Implications for Managing Generationally-Diverse Employees"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Eric Dent and Dr. Deborah Wharff

Mark Andrew Gaertner
"Applying Intrapreneurship to Sustain Corporate Growth: A Business Practitioner's Model"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Sharon Hadary and Dr. Dennis Winters

Jeffery M. Gonzalez
"Improving Transfer Student Baccalaureate Completion Through Higher Education Centers"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Charlene Nunley and Dr. Ronald Head

Christine Anne Hagedorn
"Toward Improved Intra-Organizational Information Sharing: The Intelligent Community College's Contact Center"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Patricia Keir and Dr. Michael Evanchik

Elgloria Harrison
"The Role of Leadership, Culture, Structure and Business Strategy in Enabling Adaptive Strategies: a Case Study Analysis of Four Historically Black Colleges and Universities"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Claudine SchWeber and Dr. John Sherlock

Dwayne K. Hart
"College Entrepreneurship through Revenue Generating Opportunities"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Patricia Keir and Dr. Ronald Head

Holly French Hart
"Virtue in the Virtual World: A Model of Academic Integrity for Online Learning"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Patricia Keir and Dr. Ronald Head

Donald Richard Hillman, Jr.
"Understanding Generational Differences in the U.S. Workplace: Implications for Managing Generationally-Diverse Employees"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Eric Dent and Dr. Deborah Wharff

Terrance A. Keys
"Measuring and Realizing the Benefits of a Learning Management System"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Ronald Head and Dr. Charlene Nunley

Anne Elizabeth DeRosiers Killen
"Pick Up the Pace: An Examination of Elements Essential to Increasing Efficacy and Student Learning Potential in Accelerated College Courses"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Patricia Keir and Dr. Ronald Head

Priscilla Ann Lewis
"Managing Generational Workplace Conflict: Exploring Morton Deutsch's Theory of Cooperation and Competition for Impactful Alternatives to Conflict Resolution"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Dennis Winters and Dr. Sharon Hadary

Calvin Joel Martin
"Creating and Implementing Dynamic Capabilities: An Exploration of the Senior Manager's Role"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Kathleen Edwards and Dr. James Gelatt

Wade McGlyne McCollin
"Career Advancement in the Manufacturing Sector: Implications of Technical versus Business Education Preparation"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Sandra Marie Mehalko
"Crisis Preparedness: Enhancing Organizational Resilience Through the Strategic Planning Process"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Eric Dent and Dr. Deborah Wharff

Stephen Michael Miller
"Community College Funding: A Model for implementing New Sources of Revenue"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Michael Evanchik and Dr. Mary Ellen Duncan

Joseph T.Nairn
"A Role for Cross-Functional Terms in Community College Strategic Performance"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. James Tschechtelin and Dr. Mary Kay Galotto

Dayo Oyeleye
"Trust and Virtual Teams: The Influence of Leadership Behavior, Communication, and Gender Behavior of Virtual Team Leaders on the Development of Trust in Virtual Teams"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. G. David Andersen and Dr. Eric Dent

Omer Ozbek
"Improving Organizational Citizenship Behavior Through Trust Building Between Supervisors and Subordinates: A Systematic Review of Evidence"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Deborah Wharff and Dr. Sharon Hadary

Stacey Nicole Pierce
"From Change-Resistant to Change-Agile: Development of an Optimal Change Management Strategy for Academic Affairs in Community Colleges"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. James Tschechtelin and Dr. Charlene Nunley

William P. Rebarick, Jr.
"Improving DoD Acquisitions through Performance-Based Contracting"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Eric Dent and Deborah Wharff

Lisa M. Romano
"Mitigating the Effects of Transfer Shock Among Community College Transfer Students: Creating an Advising Model Framework"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. James Tschechtelin and Dr. Charlene Nunley

Carol E. Runge
"Community College Goal Alignment: Executive Goal Setting within Performance Management"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Charlene Nunley

Jane Smalec Sadd
"The Price of Prestige: Does Prestige Seeking Affect Management Decisions to Increase Tuition in Private Non-Profit Higher Education?"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Sharon Hadary , Dr. Leslie Dinauer and Dr. Dennis Winters

Poomchai Salyachivin
"The Impact of Leaders' Communication and Employee Identification on Post-Merger and Acquisition (M&A) Cultural Integration"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Kathleen Edwards, Dr. James Gelatt and Dr. Leslie Dinauer

Jocelyn E. Sirkis
"A Theoretical Model for Designing an In-house Community College Department Chair Professional Development Program"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Patricia Keir and Dr. Ronald Head

Regina E. Sofer
"A Model for the Board Chair in the Effectiveness of College and University Presidents"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Charlene Nunley and Dr. James Tschechtelin

Vanessa Lorraine Stewart
"Diversity Management Programs in U.S. Organizations: An Examination of Organizational and Cultural Factors Affecting their Implementation"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa and Dr. Kimberley Kelley

Byron S. Thornton
"Infusing Cultural Competency Management Practice in the Community College Environment to Improve African American Male Retention"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Mary Ellen Duncan and Dr. Michael Evanchik

Claudia C. Timmann
"Keeping Up with A Transformative Global Economy: A Best Practice Model for Short-Term Experiential Study Abroad Programs that Develops Global Competence in Career and Technical Education Students"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. James Tschechtelin and Dr. Patricia Keir

Ling I Tseng
"Public and Private School Management on Realizable Learning Objectives in the Performance Arts in Taiwan: A Comparison"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Dennis Winters

Rico Wade
"Confronting Unconscious Male Prejudice: A Critical Breakthrough for Women in Executive Leadership"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Sharon Hadary and Dr. Dennis Winters

Melinda Irene Weisberg
"The Dynamic Nonprofit Human Services Employee: Creating Engagement and Inspiration in an Ever-Changing Environment"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Eric Dent and Dr. Deborah Wharff

Lydia J. Williams
"The Challenge of Rural Community Colleges to Attract, Hire and Retain Minority Faculty"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Patricia Keir and Dr. James Tschechtelin

Monique A. Wilson
"Level Up: A Systematic Review of the Nexus Between Game-based Learning and Developmental Math Education"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Patricia Keir and Dr. Ronald Head

Richard N. Woodfield
"Transfer Credit Equivalency Models: Improving the Transfer Process"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. James Tschechtelin and Dr. Mary Kay Galotto

Previous Graduates

2013 Graduates

Patrick Amadasun
"Preventing Organization Senescence and Failures: Application of Organizational Homeostasis as a New Survival Orthodoxy"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. G. David Andersen

Peter Aviles
"An Examination of the Role and Strategies of Mindfulness in Effectuating Change and Organizational Transformation"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. G. David Andersen

Timothy Beidleman
"eCommerce for Business Success and Sustainability: The Organizations and Development of an Integrated "How To "Tool Box"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. G. David Andersen

Gregory Anthony Bell
"Factors Influencing the Management of Supply Chain Performance"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Claudine SchWeber

Roger B. Bingham
"Lean Six Sigma in Higher Education"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Charlene Nunley and Dr. Mary Ellen Duncan

Tammy Marie Borkowski
"Emotional Intelligence: A Key to Improving Federal Chief Information Officer Management"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa and Dr. Denise Breckon

Robert John Bornhofen
"How Organizations Adapt Social Media as a Competitive Advantage"
"Dissertation Chair: Dr. Eric B. Dent

Ronald Jay Buikema
"Anatomy of Corporate Decline: A Symbolic Interactionism Approach to the Manager's Observations, Understanding and Response"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Dennis Winters and Dr. Sharon Hadary

Walter Christopher Cason
"The Use of New Media Technologies in Crisis Communication of U.S. and U.S.-Affiliated Corporations: A New Paradigm Distinguishing Crisis-Prepared Organizations from Their Crisis-Prone Counterparts"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Claudine SchWeber

Carmen Monica Chambers
"Organizational Transformation as More Than Punctuated Equilibrium: Environmental Interaction and Revolutionary Change in the Evolution of Blue Cross Blue Shield"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. G. David Andersen and Dr. Eric Dent

Sheila Chickene
"M & A Performance in Post-Acquisition: Influence of Process and Organizational Integration"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Denise Bailey Clark
"Employee Commitment and Other Factors That Affect Attraction and Retention of Employees in Organizations: The Examination of Research and OPM"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. G. David Andersen and Dr. Eric Dent

Kuan Collins
"The Organizational Determinants for Building a Collaborative Culture"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Claudine SchWeber and Dr. John Sherlock

Cathy D. Cornelius
"Achieving the Dream: An Examination of Success Factors with a Focus on Cultural Change"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Charlene Nunley and Dr. Mary Ellen Duncan

Brent Cornell
"Open Innovation Strategies for Overcoming Competitive Challenges Facing Small and Mid-Sized Enterprises"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Dennis Winters and Dr. Sharon Hadary

Najy Daher
"Culture and Management Practices: A Study of Japanese Automotive Companies Operating in the United States, 1980-1995"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Claudine SchWeber and Dr. Diana Watts

Faustina Dalaba-Roohi
"The Effects of External Factors on Corporate Social Responsibility Behaviors in Healthcare Organizations: Responses and Outcomes"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Eric Dent and Dr. G. David Andersen

Andrew T. Doren
"An Application of Double-loop Learning to Community College Remedial Education: A New Model of Integrated Supports for Ongoing Student Success"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Mary Ellen Duncan, Dr. Michael Evanchik and Dr. James Tschechtelin

Valecia Dunbar
"A Critical Examination of Crisis Decision-Making Models: Are They Adequate for 21st Century Organizational Environments?"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Claudine SchWeber and Dr. John Sherlock

Reynard Eaglin Jr.
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Dennis E. Winters and Dr. Sharon Hadary

Daniel Ebb
"Stakeholder Interest in Corporate Social Responsibility: Employing A Limited Resources Model to Determine CSR Fit and Performance"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Denise Breckon and Thomas Mierzwa

Stephen Gantz
"Inter-Organizational Networks: The Cost of Establishing Trust"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa and Dr. Denise Breckon

Claude Ivan Gooding
"Organizational Mission and the Phenomenon of Mission Drift/Creep: A perspective from the Nonprofit Sector"
"Dissertation Chairs: Dr. G. David Andersen and Dr. Eric Dent

William Joseph Goodwin Jr.
"Employee Commitment and Other Factors That Affect Attraction and Retention of Employees in Organizations: The Examination of Research and OPM"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. G. David Andersen and Dr. Eric Dent

Lisa Gordon
"The Effect of A Boundary Spanning Role on Outsourcing Team Trust"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa and Dr. Kimberly Kelley

Robert W. Gould
"A stakeholder view of organizational adaptation to technological change: The case of U. S. state universities, 2003-2012"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Claudine SchWeber and Dr. Diana Watts

Ellen Grondine
"Generational Perspectives in Community Colleges: Enhancing Organizational Effectiveness through Leadership Development"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Charlene Nunley and Dr. Mary Ellen Duncan

Wayne Roger Harewood
"Addressing the Crisis of African American Males in Community Colleges: The Impact of Leadership & Black Male Initiatives"
"Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Charlene Nunley and Dr. Mary Ellen Duncan

Layne Harpine
"Factors Influencing an Innovative Business Model in Continuing Education Workforce Development Training"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Mary Ellen Duncan and Dr. Michael Evanchik

James Henderson
"Top Management Team Characteristics of Market Responsive Community and Technical Colleges: An Application of Upper Echelons Theory"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Charlene Nunley and Dr. Mary Ellen Duncan

Jeffrey Hillard
"A positive Approach to Business Ethics Education"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Eric Dent & Dr. G. David Andersen

Lori Hockley
"Dual Enrollment in Times of Financial Constraint: A Community College Perspective"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Patricia Keir and Dr. Michael Evanchik

James Holzer
"Strategy Formulation In United States Federal Agencies: Insights From The Miles and Snow Typology Applied to Three U.S. Federal Agencies"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Claudine SchWeber

Wen Ying Hsing
"Leadership in Multicultural Work Teams"
"Dissertation Chair: Dr. Michael Evanchik and Dr. Dennis Winters

Akm Nur-e Islam
"An Evidence Synthesis of Business Process Outsourcing and its Impact on an Organization: Is It More than Cost Reduction?"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Claudine SchWeber and Dr. John Sherlock

Paul Chandler Jackson
"Improving Practitioner' Effectiveness as Adjunct Educators Through Comprehensive Training and Development"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Charlene Nunley and Dr. Mary Ellen Duncan

Edward Jenkins
"Executive Succession In State and Local Governments: An Examination of the Factors that Influence Effective Leadership Transition and Positive Organizational Performances"
Dissertation Chair:

Tae Heum Jeong
"Influence of National Culture on Entrepreneurship"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. G. David Andersen and Dr. Eric Dent

Oscar Joseph III
"Effective Strategic Planning for Community Colleges Founded upon Transformational Management Theory"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Michael Evanchik and Dr. Mary Ellen Duncan

Alovett King
"Managing Self-Efficacy for Employee Engagement and Commitment: Planning Employee Success Patterns"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Dennis Winters and Dr. Sharon Hadary

Robert Edward Klonoski
"Family Friendly Work Benefits in the U.S.: Origins and Directions - 1973 to 2011"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Claudine SchWeber and Dr. Diana Watts

Jill Koslosky
"A Model for Building a Positive President/Board of Trustees Relationship"
Dissertation Chair: Dr.

Tulinda Deegan Larsen
"Behavioral Framework for Managing Massive Airline Flight Disruptions through Crisis Management, Organization Development, and Organization Learning"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Michael Evanchik and Dr. Dennis Winters

Laverne Moore Laws
"Enron Ethics: A Hermeneutic Study Seen Through a Multitheoretical Lens"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Michael Evanchik and Dr. Dennis Winters

Janet Lee Leslie
"Topologies of an Effective Mentoring Model: At the Intersection of Community Colleges, Underrepresented Students, and Completion"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Patricia Keir

Alfred Lewis
"Environmental Turbulence: A Study of Community College Leaders and Stakeholder Assessment of the Level of Discontinuity in the Operating Environment"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Charlene Nunley

Jen-tsun Lin
"The Effect of Hospital Organic Culture, Chinese-Style Leadership, Learning Organization, Knowledge Management and Integrated Quality Management on Organic Performance in Taiwan"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Dennis Winters

Benjamin Curtis Litalien
"Towards a Framework of the Social Franchise: A Management Construct for Nonprofit Leaders"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Michael Evanchik and Dr. Dennis Winters

Roman M. Lubynsky
"From Lab Bench to Innovation: Critical Challenges to Nascent Academic Entrepreneurs"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Maralyn Mason
"Best Practices for Facilitating Career and Technical Students' Access to the Baccalaureate"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Charlene Nunley and Dr. James Tschechtelin

James B. McCormack
"To Scale or Not to Scale: A Return on Investment Model for Evaluating Developmental Education Strategy"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Charlene Nunley and Dr. Mary Ellen Duncan

Jenese McFadden
"Relational Self, Leadership, and Identification Influence on Follower Commitment to Change in Medical Institutions"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa and Dr. Kimberley Kelley

DeShawn Nicole McGarrity
"A Model for Developing Improvements to Critical Thinking Skills Across the Community College Curriculum"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Charlene Nunley and Dr. James Tschechtelin

Susan Marie McMaster
"Succession Planning for Community Colleges: A Study of Best Practices"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Michael Evanchik

Deborah Meadows
""Intentional Leadership Development: Ensuring Senior Leadership Continuity for Community College"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Eric Dent and Dr. G. David Andersen

Steven Meneses
"Alumni Resource Development Program for Community Colleges: A Fundraising Management Model"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Charlene Nunley and Dr. Mary Ellen Duncan

Brian Merritt
"A Faculty Development Model to Improve the Pass Rate in Developmental English Course"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Charlene Nunley and Dr. James Tschechtelin

Lisette Montalvo
"Civility and Incivility Between Nurses and Administrators: A Model to Drive Successful Health Care Outcomes in the Department of Veterans Affairs"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Dennis Winters and Dr. Sharon Hadary

Roderick Nunn
"An Effective Innovation Management Model for the Community College Environment"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Charlene Nunley and Dr. Mary Ellen Duncan

Stephen Paul Penn
"How Business Intelligence and Social Interaction Amplify Organizational Cognition"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. G. David Andersen and Dr. Eric Dent

Lisa Pinkney
"Healthcare Reform: Innovative and Other Proven Strategies for Successfully Managing and Implementing Organizational Change"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. G. David Andersen and Dr. Eric Dent

Paula Pitcher
"Accountability in Community Colleges Using Stakeholder Theory"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Mary Ellen Duncan and Dr. Michael Evanchik

Theresa Poussaint
"Perceptual Factors Affecting Female Access to CEO Placement in the Hospitality Industry"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Dennis Winters

Paul Richardson
"Project Conflict: Conflict Awareness and Mitigation Strategies to Increase Project Success"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. G. David Andersen

Idris M. Said
"Facilitative Leadership and Organizational Learning: How Diminished Structural Autonomy Reduces Learning Capability"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa and Dr. Kimberly Kelley

Kelly Simons
"An Analysis of the Factors Affecting the Successful Development of a Merit Pay-Based Performance Management System in a Community College"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Charlene Nunley and Dr. James Tschechtelin

Laura Kathleen St. Claire
"Managing Organizational Reward Systems to Increase Retention: The Gender Factor"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Sharon Hadary and Dr. Dennis Winters

Joanne Laura Tritsch
"Tending the garden: Repairing organizational trust damaged through turmoil between workers and their organizations"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Claudine SchWeber and Dr. Diana Watts

Linda Regina Turner
"First-Year Orientation Seminars For At-Risk Students: A Change Management Model For Effective Student Engagement, Academic Success, And Retention"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Mary Ellen Duncan and Dr. Charlene Nunley

Shawn Vaughns
"Open Innovation Implementation: Competitor Pathways"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Denise Breckon and Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Dee Keith Waddell
"Understanding the Role of Strategic Management as a Response to Discontinuity: The Amtrak Approach to Survival"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Dennis Winters

George Wasson
"Changes in Community College Administration Which Influence Student Success in Developmental Education"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Mary Ellen Duncan and Dr. Michael Evanchik

Kimberley Denise Willis
"An Examination of Leadership Styles in Support of Improved Retention Rates for Community College Students"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Charlene Nunley and Dr. James Tschechtelin

Jeffrey Zvick
"An Investigation to Identify Organizational Attributes Associated with Virtual Team Effectiveness: A Synthesis of Evidence"
Dissertation Chairs: Dr. Claudine SchWeber and Dr. John Sherlock

2012 Graduates

Colin Reginald Aaron
"An Evaluation of Corporate and Government Crisis Management during the
Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Comparative Analysis of the Effectiveness of Differing
Leadership Styles"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Dennis Winters

Mary Jo Anderson
"Women in Leadership: A Case Study of Executive Women in the U.S. Banking Industry"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Leslie Dinauer

Terry Brian Baker
"Agile Communication Streams: A Framework for Supply Chain Efficiency in Volatility and Chaos"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Andrea Barrett Blake
"National Innovation Policy in Developing Economies: A Multiple Case Study"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Patricia A. Beckenholdt
"Evaluating a CEO's Performance Using the Balanced Scorecard and Stakeholder Theory Approach"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. James Gelatt

Michael B. Becraft
"Academic Continuity Plans and Strategic Fit within Tennessee Public Universities"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Claudine SchWeber

Tondelaya Katrina Blackstone
"Workforce Diversity in Higher Education: Career Support Factors Influencing Ascendancy of African American Women to Senior Level Positions"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

James William Brown, Jr.
"Repatriation Turnover: The Influence of Employee Expectations"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Kendris J. Brumfield
"The Influence of Senior Executive team Culture on Middle Managers' Decision Making in Crises"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Donald J. Darnall
"Leader Readiness to Engage in Effective Executive Coaching: A Self-Directed Learning Perspective"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Aaron Michael Glassman
"Lessons from the Cockpit: How Aviation Training Can Improve Managerial Decision Making"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Kathleen F. Edwards

Winston Gonzalez
"Agile Project Management and the Creation of Intellectual Property"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. James P. Gelatt

Francis A. Granito
"Organizational Resilience and Culture - A Model for Information Technology Service Management (ITSM)"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Kathleen F. Edwards

Tanika Hall
"Leadership Style Predilection of Baby Boomers, Generation X'ers, and Generation Y'ers"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Leslie Dinauer

Lydia Eloisa Henshaw
"Salespeople as Boundary Spanners in Manufacturing Organizations"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Leslie Dinauer

Solomon Olufemi Ihidero
"Examining the Relationships between Organizational Communication and Conflict Management, and the Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) Theory"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. James P. Gelatt

Thaddaeus Andrew Irby
"Situational Leadership Approach Effects on Employee Motivation in Multi-Generational Information Technology Organizations"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Janese Marie Jackson
"Awakening the Public Sector with Strategic Corporate Philanthropy: Revitalizing the Public Servant's Organizational Knowledge, Innovative Capability, and Commitment"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Kathleen F. Edwards

John F. Kearney
"Framing Senior Manager (SM) - Middle Manager (MM) Role Relationships in Hierarchical Organizations Undertaking Significant Change"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Dennis E. Winters

Carol Lynn Kosary
"When Communities Collide: The Mediating Role of Trust and Value in Cross Boundary Knowledge Exchange"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Kathleen F. Edwards

Alan E. Kuyatt
"Mobile Computing: Trends Enabling Virtual Management"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Kathleen F. Edwards

George Aubrey Lee
"Institution Building for Sustainability: A Multi-Case Analysis of Entrepreneurial Networks in Distressed Rural Regions"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

King Ling Lee
"Personality Traits and Sales Force Automation Usage"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Yung-Chi Sung

Rosalind C. Lee
"Senior Management Directing Foster Care in Social Services: Intentional Use of Empathy in Quality Improvement"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Dennis Winters

Garthen Leslie
"Importance of Senior Management Commitment in Maximizing Employment and Training Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities"
Dissertation Chair: James P. Gelatt

Catherine M. Loes
"Control of Expatriate Selection in a Multinational Organization"
Dissertation Chair: Leslie Dinauer

Christopher Paul Lombardo
"Remote Management Styles: Analyzing the Effects of Relational Psychological Contracts and Leadership Style on Teleworkers"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Maurice Martin McKinney
"Innovation and Global Aspiration: The Emergence of China as a Leading Nation in the Global Telecommunications Sector"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Kathleen F. Edwards

Prasanna Menta
"Organizational Resilience: Enabling Organizational Continuity Through The Identification Of
Underlying Factors"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Dennis E. Winters

Charles William Mull II
"Higher-Order Thinking Competencies; A Cognitive Approach to Managing Innovation and Value Creation"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Dennis E. Winters

Celine A. Neves
"Influence of Hybrid Organizational Structure and IT Management Practices on Performance of Federal IT Projects"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

David Gregory Nixon
"Agile Communication Streams: A Framework for Supply Chain Efficiency in Volatility and Chaos"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Dennis E. Winters

Henrietta Owusu
"Using the GLOBE Study to Explain How Culture Affects Leadership: The Case of Trenton, New Jersey"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Beryl K. Prescott
"Regulatory Compliance Influences Knowledge Sharing Within the Healthcare Organization"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Leslie Dinauer

Leonard John Pick II
"The Innovative Pairing of Social Network Analysis and Systems Thinking: A Case Study of a Department of Defense Rapid Acquisition and Fielding Program"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Leslie Dinauer

Satyanarayana Pilla
"A Framework for Transition Management of the Knowledge Workforce in the U.S. Aerospace and Defense Industry"
Dissertation Chair: Kathleen F. Edwards

Kimberly Nicole Rowland
"E-Mentoring: Benefits to the Workplace"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Kathleen F. Edwards

Michelle Dorothy Schmith
"The Congress and DOD Management Process: Space Acquisition, a Critique and Evaluation"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Dennis E. Winters

Adrienne Yvonne Semidey
"Pre and Post Integration Communication Process of Mergers and Acquisitions: Toward an Innovative Employee Retention Management Model"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Dennis E. Winters

Starlene M. Simons
"Black American Leadership: A Theoretical Perspective"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Kathleen F. Edwards

Katherine M. Stipicevic
"Impact of Organizational Resilience on Firm Longevity - A Comparative Study of Two Financial Firms Impacted by the 2007-2008 Financial Crisis"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. James P. Gelatt

Anthony Vennero
"Corporate Social Responsibility Policies in Higher Education Institutions: Impact on Student Retention"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Christopher Edward Walach
"A Manager's Rationale for a Pre-Trauma Developmental Approach to Resilience: A Symbolic Interactionist's Perspective"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Dennis E. Winters

Joseph M. Whelan
"Decision Making In a Japanese General Trading Company: A Foreign Investment Perspective"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Kathleen F. Edwards

Le-Ya Wu
"Managing the Impact of Cloud Computing on Taiwan Academic Libraries: The Human and Economic Issues"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Dennis Winters

Roxanne W. Zaghab
"The Interorganizational Learning Lifecycle: Knowledge for Use in International Development"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. James P. Gelatt

Abraham Tedla Zeyohannis
"Prospects for Information Technology Offshore Outsourcing in Ghana"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Kathleen F. Edwards

2011 Graduates

Acholonu, Omogbemiboluwa
"The Under-Representation of Women in Information Technology (IT) Leadership Positions – An Analysis of Why Women Opt Out of the IT Pipeline at Mid-Career Levels"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. James Gelatt

Alfadda, Bashir
"Institutional Renewal and Adaptation (IRA): Creating and Managing Sustainable Competitive Advantage (SCA)"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. James Gelatt

Babarinsa, Olutunde O.
"The Role of Leadership Credibility and Effective Communication in Achieving Organizational Change"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Kathleen Edwards

Bernard, Lionel
"A Risk Assessment Framework for Evaluating Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Cloud Services Before Adoption"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Monica Bolesta

Brady, Shaun
"An Exploration and Assessment of Bank Credit Policies"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Bragg, Melanie Leigh
"Knowledge Transfer in Multigenerational Organizations"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Kathleen Edwards

Camarena, Susan
"Defining a Developmental Lifecycle of a Knowledge Management (KM) Initiative to Forecast Maturity and Growth"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Kathleen Edwards

Carriger, Michael
"The Function of Narrative in Leadership: Theoretical Foundations and Empirical Evidence"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Monica Bolesta

Chang, Ho-Jian
"The Retention Strategies at Research & Development Non-profit Organizations in Taiwan"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Leslie Dinauer

Chang, Min-Li
"The Critical Factors That Influence the Intention of Knowledge Sharing Among Taiwanese Small and Medium Enterprises"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Leslie Dinauer and Dr. Dennis Winters

Cisse, Ndiogou Fall
"A Management Approach to Information Assurance: An examination of managerial controls in FISMA compliance"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Monica Bolesta

Clinton, Bridgett Elaine
"Organizations Sharing Tacit Knowledge through Organizational Culture and Trust"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Kathleen Edwards

Colbert, Carrie J.
"Telework as Part of a Business Continuity Strategy: A Path Toward Organizational Resilience"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Kathleen Edwards

Coldwell, Travis Scott
"Bricolage Culture: A Study of the Effects on Organizational Resilience"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Day, Donna Marie
"Understanding and Assessing Dual Mission Organizational Performance"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

DeSot, Julie A.
"Process Mapping for CMMI for Services (CMMI-SVC) and Infrastructure Information Library (ITIL)"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Kathleen Edwards

Dean, Michelene Desroches
"Women in Education Leadership: An Exploratory Study of the Lack of Women in Educational Leadership and What Can be Done to Increase the Number of Women Presidents at Four-Year Institutions"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. James Gelatt

Green, Mark Douglas
"The Demands Culture Makes On Successful Quality Management Implementation: A Study At The Senior Management Level"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Claudine SchWeber and Dr. Ann Herd

Green Greenwood, Dorothea
"Collaborate to Innovate: Innovative Capacity Index for Effective Open Innovation"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Kathleen Edwards

Hamilton, Warren D.
"A System Dynamics Perspective of Finger Lakes Winery Capacity Utilization and Implications of the Wine Industry and Liquor Store Revitalization Act for Wine Distribution"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Leslie Dinauer

Hartley, Scott McWilliam
"A Study of The Effectiveness of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Position in the Promotion of Innovation and Enhancement of Financial Performance in Manufacturing Companies"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. James Gelatt

Hogan, Tom C.
"A Strategic Management Approach to Curriculum Internationalization for Undergraduate Business Programs: Focus on Small U.S. Based Colleges and Universities"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Kathleen Edwards

Hsieh, Kuan-Hsien
"Using Clusters and Strategic Alliances along with Organizational Culture to Sustain Competitive Advantage"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Bryan Booth

Hsu, Lo-Wen
"From Hurricane Katrina to Typhoon Morakot: How the Cultural Composition of a Country Affects the Decision Making Process in Crisis Management"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Bryan Booth

Huang, Hsiu-Hwa
"Bridging the Information Gap of the Wealth Management Practices in Taiwan Banking Industry"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Yung-Chi Sung

Kolhekar, Sunil S.
"Entrepreneurship in Federal Government Contracting and Relevance of Critical Success Factor Analysis for Small Businesses"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Kushner, Eric Scott
"Driving Forces of Sustainability Among the Top Nine Publicly Traded Global Automakers"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. James Gelatt

Leary, Mark Francis
"Industrial Control System Cybersecurity Situation Awareness: A Multiple Case Analysis"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Lechton, Theresa Mary
"Effect of Geographic Migration on the Ability to Leverage Social Capital during Entrepreneurial Startup in the Manufacturing Belt"
Dissertation Chair: Thomas Mierzwa

Liao, Yu-Wen
"A Comparison of Women's Participation in Pink Collar Jobs and Traditionally Male Occupations, and Their Growth in Achieving High Status Positions"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Leslie Dinauer

Lin, Yu Wen
"Corporate Social Responsibility and Financial Performance in the Taiwan Semi-Conductor Manufacturing Industry"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Leslie Dinauer

Liu, Po-Hsin
"A Portfolio Approach of the Development of Purchasing Strategies for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises — A Case Study"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Saad Laraqui

Lo, Chih-Hung
"Better Project Management Practice in East Asia Using Revised Transformational Leadership Theories"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Bryan Booth

Locklear, Kathleen
"Emerging Risk: A Systems Thinking and Complexity Approach"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. James Gelatt

Lu, Yu-Tin Tony
"Subsidiary Leadership in Multinational Corporations"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Bryan Booth

Offor, Evelyn
"Analysis of Sex Stereotyping on Women's Positive Evaluation and Promotion to Executive Leadership Roles"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. James Gelatt

Olympia, Ricardo Lim
"Organizational Enterprise 2.0: Finding Equilibrium in Turbulent Environments"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Pannah, Em
"Cybersecurity in Electronic Commerce: Effect of Safeguarding Personal Data on Identity Theft"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Robert Ouellette

Pierson, Kenneth L.
"
Organizational Management Improvement through Planned Decision Support Tools in Technology Based Organizations"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Kathleen Edwards

Ravella, Kavitha
"Enhancing Workplace Performance through Executive Education"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. James Gelatt

Reider, Martha Crawford
"Strategic decision making in the final phase of an organizational life cycle: The role of leadership traits"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Sanders, Randee L.
"Strategic Change: Inclusion of Middle Managers in the Development of Strategy May Lead to Improved Organizational Effectiveness"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Kathleen Edwards

Siganda, Caroline A.
"An Exploratory Study of Organizational Integrity: Women Leaders and Ethical Leadership in Non-Governmental Organizations in Africa"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Kathleen Edwards

Stanley, Mark Alan
"Middle-Level Management Resistance to Telework"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Kathleen Edwards

Stone, Katherine Y.
"Integrating Media Synchronicity and Global Mindset for Improving Cross-Cultural Communication Performance"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. James Gelatt

Summers, Ann Louise
"A Theoretical Analysis of Leadership Style Preferences Among Millennial Generation Company-Grade Army Officers"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. James Gelatt

Tate, Ixchel M. Baker
"Organizational Commitment Patterns in Higher Education: A Study of Selected Midlevel Student Services Professionals"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Tsai, Hung-Wen
"The Role of Corporate Social Responsibility in Determining a Corporate Response Strategy to Negative Publicity"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Leslie Dinauer and Dr. Dennis Winters

Tseng, Su-Ling
"Factors Affecting the Use of e-Commerce in the Global Market by Small and Medium Enterprises in Taiwan"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Leslie Dinauer

Tzu, Cheng-Fen
"Leadership Behaviors and Organizational Effectiveness in Non-profit Organizations"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Bryan Booth

Unger, Roland
"Management Attitudes Toward New Technology Applications in the Workplace: The Case of Employee Use of the Internet"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Wang, Su-Lien
"How Does Knowledge Management Impact Decision Making via Cognition and Adaptation in Corporation"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Bryan Booth

Willis, Deloris Ann
"An Exploratory Study of Organizational Culture and Its Relationship to Organizational Effectiveness in Distance Education Institutions"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. James Gelatt

Wilson, Robert Lee
"Organizational Resilience Models Applied to Companies in Bankruptcy"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Wu, Rwei-Bin
"Strategic Response to the Changing Global Business Environment: The Case of the Taiwan Machine Tool Industry"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Yung-Chi Sung

Wu, Yuan Ting
"Process of Organizational Commitment, Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intention of Taiwaneses SMEs"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Leslie Dinauer

2010 Graduates

Ashiru, Victoria

"Analysis of Management of Public Primary School Infrastructure in Nigeria"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. James Gelatt

Bijlani, Subash Khanchand

"The Role of National Ecosystems of Innovation in Competitiveness of Corporations in Global Economy"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Michael Evanchik

Bouchard, Marcia McGrath

"Geographic Mobility and Employment: An Investigation of Tied Migration Issues Among Employed Military Spouses"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Ann Herd and Dr. Claudine SchWeber

Butler, Adrian M.

"Why They Stay—Factors That Influence the Retention of Information Technology Employees During Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Hasan Sayani

Chang, Hsiu-Lin Diana

"The relationship between Relational Assets and Talent Management in Multinational Enterprise (MNE) in Taiwan"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Saad Laraqui

ChenEugene

"Improving the Manufacturing Sector in Taiwan using Structure Diagnostic Technique- Evaluation of ERP Implementation"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Saad Laraqui

Chen, Kuen-Jian

"Effect of Organizational Factors on Employee Motivation in Hi-Tech Companies in Taiwan"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Saad Laraqui

Chen, Maying

"The Role of regional office that can provide the mother company with competitive advantage"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Saad Laraqui

Chian, Chen-Rong

"How the Relationship of Alliance Partners Affect Knowledge Transfer Performance in the Environmental Protection Industry in Taiwan"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Saad Laraqui

Cundiff, Rhonda

"Women-Owned Small Businesses - An Analysis of Social Networks as a Business Strategy"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Feyerabend, Richard Otto

"The Relationship of Emotional Intelligence, Demographic Characteristics, and Job Satisfaction to Indian Call Center Agents' Intentions to Stay on the Job"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Ann Herd and Dr. Claudine SchWeber

Frey, Robert Seitz

"Leader Self-Efficacy and Resource Allocation Decisions: A Study of Small Business Contractors in the Federal Marketspace"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Higgins, Mary Eileen

"Evidence of Spirituality in the Workplace: Seeking Theoretical Convergence"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Ho, Hung Hsin

"The Role of Commitment in the Relationship Between Customer Satisfaction and Customer Loyalty in Banking Industry: Mediating Effect of Commitment"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Saad Laraqui

Holliman, Alvin

"Management Models for Municipalities: Does One Size Fit All?"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Holmes Jr., Lawrence E.

"Managers' Thought Processes on Organizational Restructuring When Offshoring Business Processes"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. James Howard

Jackson, Linda Carol

"Workforce Diversity in the Federal Senior Executive Service: Exploring African American Women's Perceptions of the Success Factors Needed to Gain Appointments in the SES"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Ann Herd and Dr. Claudine SchWeber

Jarreau, Bert J.

"The Impact of Multinational Firm Knowledge Spillovers in United States Metropolitan Region Economies"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Saad Laraqui

Kancheva, Emillia Angelova

"Similarities and Differences in the Usage of Mobile Communications Services in Bulgaria and the United States and their Implications for the Study of the Impacts of Globalization on Culture and Consumer Behavior"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Clarence Mann

Liang, Chia-Hsi Joyce

"The Key Factors of Successful Innovation for Supplementary Education Industry in Taiwan"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Saad Laraqui

Lin, Cheng-Ping

"An Evaluation Framework Based on Indirect Measures in the Banks in Taiwan"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Saad Laraqui

Mayer, Rodney K.

"Organizational Metaphors as a Measure of Possible Success in Interorganizational Collaboration"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Alan D. Carswell

McNeill, Brian R.

"Offshoring Information Technology Functions: Does Nonaka and Takeuchi's Concept of BA Affect Project Outcomes?"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Garth MacKenzie

Moore Naleppa, Margaret (Peggy)

"Organizational Readiness Factors: Are We Ready to Adopt and Implement Clinical Best Practices in Hospitals?"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

OrebaughRandy

"Lost in Translation: Work Motivation, Strategy, and Employee Alignment within the Organization's Operating Core"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Ann Herd

Osei, Victor Yaw

"An Assessment of the Constraining Factors to Knowledge Transfer in an Aerospace Engineering Organization"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Leslie Dinauer

Phillips II, Laurence Mentor

"The Trust, Risk and Benefit (TRB) Model: A Descriptive Decision Making Framework"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Leslie Dinauer

Pitingolo, Edward Dominic

"Toward a Model for Measuring Results of Environmentally Sustainable Business Practices Utilizing Management Accounting Techniques: A Balanced Scorecard Approach"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Michael Evanchik

Polen, Terry Lee

"A Study of the State Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Claudine SchWeber

Powell, Christopher Robert

"Reconciling the Difference between Information Technology and Information Systems using an Organizational Epistemology"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Hasan Sayani

Pratt, Robert D.

"Developing the Reflective Practitioner: The Impact of Case-Based Learning"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Christine Hannah

Rolfes, James Cavendish

"Enhanced Performance Measurement Capability through Transparency and Accountability Controls in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. James J. Stewart

Sauer, Philip

"Channeling the Innovation Stream: A Decision Framework for Selecting Emerging Technologies"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Schinner, Phanny N.

"Effectiveness of Customer Relationship Management in Retaining Profitable Customers"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Michael Evanchik

Smith, Charles K.

"Expert Locator System Capabilities: Design Considerations"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

TenqChen, Shing

"Using Customer-based Models to Gaining Competitiveness in the Next Generation Technology: the Case of Telematics Services"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Saad Laraqui

Tsai, Kun-Ming

"How can companies within global value chains capture value from innovations?"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Saad Laraqui

WanZi-Ling

"Evaluating HR Strategy in Response to Economic Downturn"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Saad Laraqui

Whitaker, Gail

"The Influence of Organizational Commitment on Volunteer Behaviors: The Case of Religious Institutions"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Yelle, John

"Kram's Phases of Mentoring Model: Applicability to Successor Mentoring in Family-Owned Businesses"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Yen, Shou-Jen

"A Leadership Model of Social Enterprises in Taiwan"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Saad Laraqui

2009 Graduates

Beatty, Daniel B.

"Management After a Merger: The Effects of Senior Management Migration"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Bouet, Dominique

"The Effects of Intellectual Property Protection Policies on Innovation: The Case of the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry and Its Firms"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Stella Porto

Breckon, Denise

"Fads, Fashions, and Factors: Influences on the Adoption of Management Innovations in the Federal Government"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Brinksma, James

"Public Market As a Guide for Entrepreneurs Seeking Venture Capital Investment"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Hasan Sayani

Burrow, John

"Knowledge Acquisition and Obsolescence: An Analysis of the Department of Navy Acquisition Community"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Carter, Jennifer

Evaluating and Optimizing Government Research Project Portfolios"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Chadwick, Jerrold

"Ethical Trauma: Cyclical or Rogue Waves"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Stella Porto

Chang, Ming-Huei

"Outsourcing and Long-Term Competitive Advantage in Taiwan Electronics Manufacturing Industry: A Resource-Based View"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Saad Laraqui

Chatfield, Benjamin V.

"The impact of Entrepreneurs' Decision Making on Startup Success: Investigation, Analysis, and Recommendations"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Michael Evanchik

Chia, Yi

"The Relationship between Relational Assets and Competitive Advantage of Foreign Bank in China's Banking Industry: From the Perspective of Strategic Alliances"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Saad Laraqui

Elci, Nuray

"An Exploration of Open Innovation: An Environmental Scanning Perspective"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Fulton, Steven Perry

"An Empirical Analysis of Industry Based Information Assurance: Towards a New Model of Computer Security"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Stella Porto

Garton, Helen

"Commitment to Research in a Medical-Legal Setting: The Case of Legal Nurse Consultants"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Stella Porto

Glenn, Nancy Gentry

"Leveraging Quality Improvement to Achieve Student Learning Assessment Success in Higher Education"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Kimberly Kelley

Huang, Shyh-Lu

"Information Systems Offshore Outsourcing in China: A Case Study of Inter-Organizational Collaboration in Offshore Software Development for a Large-Scale Taiwanese Bank"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Saad Laraqui

Hung, Jui-Hao

"Enhancing Innovation and Performance Through Cross-Strait Competition and Cooperation: The Case of Taiwan's Information Technology Industry"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Saad Laraqui

Jakubowski, David

"Modeling and Managing Innovativeness in Technology-Focused Original Equipment Manufacturing Companies: A Framework for Situation Awareness and Decision Making"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. John Aje

Johnson, Suzette

"The Impact of Leadership Style on Software Development Project Outcomes: Traditional Versus Adaptive Processes"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Garth MacKenzie

Kotzian, Michael J.

"Developing a Subculture Awareness Plan for Organizational Change: A Public Sector Application"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Michael Frank

Lei, Di Yu

"Privatization, Ownership Structure and Performance of China Listed Companies in Split Share Structure Reform"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Saad Laraqui

Leytman, Alexander

"Is Modern Information Technology Offshoring Making U.S.-Based Top-Tier Multinational Investment Banks Start Restructuring Their Technology Strategy"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Hasan Sayani

Lowell, Brian

"E-Commerce Outsourcing: Capabilities, Competencies, Costs and Benefits"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Michael Evanchik

Mohn, William T.

"A Model to Improve Organizational Performance In a Military Command Based On Alignment, Business Process Reengineering, Organizational Structure, and Management Controls Concepts"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Claudine SchWeber

Poker, Fred

"Facilitating Continuity of Operations (COOP): The Transfer of Organizationally-Determined Essential Knowledge From "Baby Boomers" to "Generations X and Y" Air Traffic Controllers in the United States"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Claudine SchWeber

Shaffer, Kathie J.

"The Relationship Between Supply Chain Management Practices and Supply Chain Efficiency"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Shih, Meng-Hsiu

"Effects of Job Satisfaction in Relation to Turnover Intentions and Employee Retirement Income Planning: The Case of Taiwan"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Saad Laraqui

Smith, Roger Dean

"Investigating the Disruptive Effect of Computer Game Technologies on Medical Education and Training."
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Hasan Sayani

Spar, Daniel

"A Logically Rigorous Extension to Systems Dynamics Modeling"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Michael Evanchik

Trammell, Stacy Dacole

"Best Practices of small IT services providers in the federal arena"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Joseph D'Mello

Zelinski, Edward C.

"Management of R&D: Planning for the Accelerating Pace of Technologies"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Hasan Sayani

2008 Graduates

Casey, Michael W.

"Net-Centric Assessment of the Department of Defense Architecture Framework"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Alan Carswell

Claudio, Yvonne

"Information Technology Management in Local Health Departments: Implications for Emergency Preparedness"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Robert Ouellette

Davis, James Robert

"Does environmental scanning by systems integration firms improve their business development?"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Drew, Aaron

"Managing Innovation Rejection Decisions: A Planning Model for Telecommuting Program Managers within the Department of Defense Public Sector."
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Paul Keller

Eden-Kendrick, Jennifer

"Analysis of the Methodologies used by the U.S. Navy to Assess and Manage the Primary Risk Factor- Loss of Control – that is Inherent in Performance-Based Logistics Contracts (PBLC)."
Dissertation Chair: Dr. David Cohen

Edmiston-Strasser, Dawn

"An Examination of Integrated Marketing Communication in U.S. Public Institutions of Higher Learning."
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Milton Grodsky

Everetts, Roxanne

"Information Assurance Management in the Federal Sector: An Analytical Framework."
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Jim Chen

Garrison-Alexander, Emma

"The Impact of Knowledge Management on Interagency Collaboration."
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Robert Beauchamp

Green V., James

"Educating Entrepreneurship Students About Opportunity Discovery: A Psychosocial Development Model for Enhanced Decision-Making"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Michael Evanchik

McKalip, Donna

"Strategic use of telework for government continuity: Designing a decision framework for agencies with national security missions"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Christina Hannah

Rico, David

"Effects of Agile Methods on Website Quality for Electronic Commerce."
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Hasan H. Sayani

Rippen, Michael

"Utilizing Knowledge Management and Expert Systems to Improve Decision-Making related to resource allocation at land border ports-of-entry for non-commercial vehicle traffic"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Charles S. Knode

Wilcox, John

"A Conceptual Framework for Policy - Level Decision Making To Sustain Innovation in an Enterprise Context Area: Mobile Computing and Wireless Communications Industry"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. John Aje

Worden, Greg

"Selling Wind: Lessons in Green Niche Marketing."
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Christina Hannah

2007 Graduates

Agwe, Jonathan
"Knowledge Capitalization for Development: Prioritizing the Relative Dominance of Drivers for Intellectual Entrepreneuring through the Tertiary Knowledge Industry."
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Nawaz Sharif

Baker, Brett
"A Conceptual Framework for Making Knowledge Actionable through Capital Formation."
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Nawaz Sharif

Dell'Amore, Jean
"Scenario Planning in Action: Corporate Response to Al Qaeda Sponsored Terrorism."
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Clarence Mann

Green, Gordon
"Value Creation in Business Incubation Networks: The Impact of Innovation Diffusion on Intellectual Capital Development in Start-Up Companies."
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Robert Ouellette

Handley, Christina
"Strategic Human Capital Planning Information Systems and Performance: The Efficacy of Manpower Position Requirements Forecasting in the Public Sector."
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Michael Frank

Heard, Thomas
"The Practice of Post 9/11 Collaboration"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Robert Ouellette

Hudak, Daniel
"A Conceptual Strategy Crafting Approach for the Special Case of the Independent, Growth-Oriented, Entrepreneurial Startup Venture."
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Michael Frank

MacKenzie, Garth
"Development of a Technology Innovation Integration Metamodel."
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Nawaz Sharif

Nisley, Rodger
"Satisfying User Needs: A Knowledge-Based Development Framework and Decision Model for Fast-Paced Development."
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Don Goff

Tippin, William
"Program Management Implementation: The Role of Critical Success Factors."
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Thomas Mierzwa

Waldrop, Jon
"Trans-Cultural Leadership: A Comparison of Japanese, British, and North American applications and its relationship to enterprise value in the aerospace and defense industry."
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Milton Grodsky

2006 Graduates

Bitman, William
"Technological R&D Project Portfolio Management for Sustained Competitive Advantage: An Integrative Multiple Criteria Decision Making Framework"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Nawaz Sharif

Cohen, Melanie
"Public Sector Strategic Planning: Is It Really Planning or Is It Really Strategy or Is It Neither or Both?"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Milt Grodsky

Dool, R. Richard
"The Impact of Persistent Change Initiatives on Job Satisfaction"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. James Gelatt

Heffner, Michael
"Knowledge Management for Technological Innovation in Organizations: The Fusion Process for Creating Intellectual Capital"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Nawaz Sharif

Larwood, Deborah
"Home Health Care Quality Improvement: Its Relationship to Organizational Culture and Its Effect on Employee Satisfaction and Organizational Performance, as Measured by Patient Outcomes"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Kathleen Edwards

Tipple, Robert
"A Framework to Integrate Technological Considerations into the Strategic Decision Making Process at the Corporate Level"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Nawaz Sharif

2005 Graduates

Belak, Michael
"The Impact of Internet Usage and Organizational Policy upon Managerial Decision-Making Effectiveness in the Public Sector"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Robert Ouellette

Ginocchi, Leonard
"Corruption and Management in International Business"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Clarence Mann

Kelley, Todd
"A CIO Decision-Making Framework for Technology Investments in Higher Education"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Nawaz Sharif

McClintock, Dorothy
"The Relationship of Attachment Style, Generalized Trust, and the Decision-Making Styles of Managers"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Diane Bartoo

Pailen, Loyce
"A Framework for Developing and Managing Information Technology Online Laboratories At Institutions of Higher Education"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. David A. Madison

Pieko, Ellen
"Improving the quality of Information Technology (IT) Security Audits for Federal Agencies"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. David Cohen

Vogel, Myles
"Leveraging Information Technology Competencies and Capabilities for a Competitive Advantage"
Dissertation Chair: Dr.Amjad Ali

2004 Graduates

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Eichorn, Frank
"Applying Internal Customer Relationship Management (IntCRM) Principles for Improving Business and IT Integration"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Hasan Sayani

Haines, Joel D.
"Managing Technological innovation for competitive advantage: A framework for assessing the Relative Importance of the Components of Technology Utilized for Specific Activities within an Organization"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Nawaz Sharif

Malm, James R.
"Six Maryland Community College Presidents: Organizational Challenges, Change processes, and Leadership Approaches"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. James Gellatt

Strasser, Christopher P.
"The Effect of Information Technology Investment and Information Technology Management on Overall Enterprise Performance in Federal Agencies"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. David Cohen

Townsend, William B.
"An Examination of the Validity of Metrics for Quantifying Innovation: A Contextually Bounded Framework and Comparison"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Nawaz Sharif

Wharff, Deborah M.
"Expressions of Spiritually Inspired Leadership in the Public Sector: Calling for a New Paradigm in Developing Leaders"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Eric Dent

Wolf, Patricia D.
"Best Practices in the Training of Faculty to Teach Online"
Dissertation Chair: Dr. Don Goff