Doctor of Management

Graduates and Dissertations

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

 

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

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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

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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

 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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