Doctoral Dissertations (Off Campus access)

Dissertations & Theses from 2013

Mathis, John R (2013) Atomic cinema in America: Historical and cultural analysis of a new film genre that reflected the nuclear zeitgeist of the Cold War (1945--1989)

Menzies, James (2013) Belief in an age of technology: C. S. Lewis and Joseph Campbell on myth and its application to the Christian faith in a technological society

Stuppard, Charles L (2013) The impact of new technology on President Abraham Lincoln's military leadership during the Civil War

Walsh, Kenneth M (2013) The Evolution of Newport's Economy From the Colonial Era to Beyond the War of 1812

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Dissertations & Theses from 2012

Shaw, Jeffrey M (2012) Thomas Merton and Jacques Ellul on technology and freedom

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Dissertations & Theses from 2011

Demers, Donald M (2011) Secular modernity and Catholic tradition: Finding God in the machinery of the Industrial Revolution

Fallas, Jennifer A (2011) Disrupting patriarchal norms and languages: Narrative and rhetorical analyses of bi and pansexual feminist blogs

Guertin, Nelson A (2011) A literary analysis of the American worker: Characterizations by London, Sinclair, Steinbeck and Rand

Hoar, Thomas F. X (2011) Religious broadcasting 1920 -- 1980: Four religious broadcast pioneers and the process of evangelization

LeBouvier, Rand D (2011) Reflections in a robot's eye: A cultural history and epistemological critque of humanoid robotics

Luke, Ivan T. (2011) Sailors in the age of steam: Reexamining a counterintuitive response to advancing technology

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Dissertations & Theses from 2010

Comstock, Casey (2010) Applied ethics in the technological world: An examination of secondary traumatic stress and trauma exposure in social media

McPherson, J. Scott (2010) Space weapons, moral casuistry, and Rawls: Moving the debate forward

Morrissette, William J (2010) Prison ministry and balancing philosophies of justice: History and case studies

O'Connell, Roxanne M (2010) The golden age of Irish music: The cultural impact of 78 RPM recordings in Ireland and Irish America 1900--1960

Palmieri, Scott E (2010) What work was and what work is: The work poetry of Philip Levine

Shelton, Amiee J (2010) Individual forms of subtle resistance to Nazi hegemony: Portrayals in modern books and film available to American consumers

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Dissertations & Theses from 2009

Belanger, Wayne D (2009) A semiotic analysis of virtual reality

Chaves, Charles Almeida (2009) Imported oil: Ethical perspectives and strategies toward American energy sustainability

Hickey, James E (2009) Evaluating the impact of precision -guided munitions on human suffering in war, 1967-1999: An ethics-based approach

Klemmer, Anthony L (2009) Moral coherence in the modern world: An interdisciplinary view

Sanders, David (2009) Technology in defense of tradition: Basque nationalism in the information age

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Dissertations & Theses from 2008

Bull, Marijoan (2008) Place-making: Planning, modernity and humanistic geography

Flynn, Deborah P (2008) Narratives of melancholy: Sense of self in depression from asylums to neuropsychiatry

Ratcliff, Ronald E (2008) What does privacy mean in an age of virtual transparency?

Sweeney, Patrick C (2008) Collateral damage: Technology's influence upon the American warrior's ethical obligation to the noncombatant from the Civil War to the War on Terror

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Dissertations & Theses from 2007

Beausoleil, Marcel F. (2007) Using ethics and technology in addressing police officer behavior

Browning, Gerald L (2007) Illuminated art in the court of Charles the Bald: A study of the great Carolingian Bibles of the 9th century

Etter, Catherine Sughrue (2007) Human factors fostering sustainable safe drinking water

Hunter, Charlotte E (2007) A deal with the devil? The clergy -penitent privilege in the U.S. military

Nix, Dayne E (2007) Muhammad Iqbal and the perfect man: The restoration of Muslim dignity through the integration of philosophy, poetry, politics and conservative Islam

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Dissertations & Theses from 2006

Florio, Raffaele (2006) "The School of Athens": How the humanities can help revive the great conversation

Flowers, Sandra J (2006) Handing on the faith: Religious education past and present in the Catholic Diocese of Providence

McKnight, Sarah M (2006) Macrocosm and microcosm: The emergent sacred in the work of Thomas Berry and C. G. Jung

O'Connor, Anice M (2006) Interpreting business in film: Three case studies in creative leadership

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Dissertations & Theses from 2005

Bundy, William F (2005) Visionary technology leadership from Admiral Hyman G. Rickover to masters of the information age

Magill, David S (2005) The impact of Web -enhanced distance learning technology on the concerns of faculty

Montminy, Julia (2005) Assessing cognitively impaired parents using a strengths -based model

Murphy, Terry (2005) An ethical assessment of intercountry *adoption: Romania to the United States, 1990--2003

Schroth, Ferd (2005) Through the eye of a needle: The profit motive's effect on managerial moral reasoning

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Dissertations & Theses from 2004

Demy, Timothy James (2004) Technology, progress, and the human condition in the life and thought of C. S. Lewis

Desrosiers, Marian Mathison (2004) Justice Florence Kerins Murray: A study of technology and the contemporary woman

Gray, Gary Grant (2004) Perceptions of Jacques Ellul's educational technique in a modern career-focused M.B.A. program

Meckes, Shirley A (2004) The effect of using the computer as a learning tool in a kindergarten curriculum

Okereke, Ifeoma Christie (2004) Oil production and problems in Nigeria's Niger Delta: Military and civilian regimes' responses (1979--2001)

Traficante, Regina M (2004) Computer -based interventions, health behavior change, and ethics

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Dissertations & Theses from 2003

Alexakos, Frances M (2003) Attitudes of Rhode Island primary care physicians toward the use of genetic testing for breast cancer

Ferree, William Daniel (2003) Does the current 20th century Navy personnel management system meet 21st century sailors' needs?

Iasiello, Louis V (2003) Jus in bello: Key issues for a contemporary assessment of just behavior in war

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Dissertations & Theses from 2002

Atwood, Marjorie (2002) The ex -voto as symbol of faith and survival

Finn, Richard Francis (2002) In the shadow of technological cataclysm: The complexities of Y2K alarmism

Hime, Douglas N (2002) Technological hubris and the science fiction of Michael Crichton

Levesque Ware, Claudette (2002) Consumerism, credit cards, and college students

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Dissertations & Theses from 2001

Gooch, Robert Hynson (2001) Women and men in the new Navy: Life since Tailhook

Mitchell, David McKeon (2001) An investigation of television as technology and its influence on student-athletes in Division 1 men's college basketball

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Dissertations & Theses from 2000

Jenks, Darrell Allan (2000) Ethics in science fiction: Butler, Wells, and Stapledon

Kirby, John Michael (2000) An interdisciplinary model to evaluate alternative roles of military reserve components in modern American society

Mathias, Margaret (2000) Expanding the technology debate through the investigation of humor in recent art: 1950s to 1990s

Shaw, Eric J (2000) Controls on developing technology: The U.S. commercial air transportation system during the interwar period, 1919--1939

Viveiros, Daniel Robert (2000) The rise and fall of the American diner, 1920--1960

Ware, Bradley John (2000) The significance of the family meal in contemporary culture: A humanities /technological perspective

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Dissertations & Theses from 1999

Fielding, John T (1999) Dangerous medicine: The pharmaceutical industry's questionable ethical practices

Liotta, Peter Hearns (1999) The ikon and the axe: An ecological approach to Yugoslav disintegration, 1991--1998

Loranger, Raymond Leonard (1999) The impact of technological culture on addiction in twentieth century America

Sion, Ronald T (1999) Aldous Huxley and the human cost of technological progress

Tod, Patricia Jane (1999) Managing complexity: An integration of ethics, management, and technology viewed through the Dow Corning silicone implant case

Twaddle, Roy Royce (1999) Technology as public education: Determining just wages in a teacher labor contract

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Dissertations & Theses from 1998

Casey, Michael Scott (1998) America's technological sailor: A retrospective on a century of ``progress'' in the United States Navy

Recker, Roland Francis (1998) The impact of television on the making of the president (1952 to 1992)

Tehan, Terrence Norbert (1998) The radioactive waste debate in the United States and nuclear technology for peaceful purposes

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Dissertations & Theses from 1997

Coolbaugh, Edwin Alden (1997) The impact of government sanctions on the business ethics of defense contractors during the Cold War era

Hardy-Jackson, Patricia Anne (1997) Haitian crisis, 1991--1994: An opportunity for a shift in U.S. twenty-first century foreign policy

James, Dorothy P (1997) Understanding China through the humanities

Kosten, Lora Bechard (1997) The effectiveness of Family Science and Technology Workshops on parental involvement, student achievement, and student curiosity

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Dissertations & Theses from 1996

Atkins, Ronald Wayne (1996) The influence of technology on the Yamato social model

Moussavi, Mansour M (1996) The economic impact of multinational transfer pricing in Third World countries: The case of Iran

Scoll, Eulalie Elizabeth (1996) Dostoevsky's Sonya and Martha: Fiction and reality

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Dissertations & Theses from 1995

Colegrove, De Forest William (1995) Economic literacy among students in Russia and the United States: A comparative study

Healy, Kevin Michael (1995) President Jimmy Carter and the Camp David Accords: An analysis of moral and pragmatic policy

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Dissertations & Theses from 1994

O'Reilly, Bernard M (1994) A theology of collaborative ministry focusing on Catholic families negatively affected by TV technology

Smith, Esmond Douglas (1994) China, technology and the Spratly Islands: The geopolitical impact of new technologies