Completed Dissertations

Student Name Completion Date (Committee Chair) Title
FENNIMORE, ANNE F. Summer 2018 (Sementelli) Rethinking Public Service Motivation: The Role of Communal Narcissism
JAMESON, JORENE Fall 2017 (Nyhan) Charter School Closures in Florida, 2006-2016: A Population Ecology Perspective
ANGERVIL, GILVERT Spring 2017 (Thai) Administrative Discretion in Public Policy Implementation: The Case of No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
BEALS, STACEY L. Fall 2016 (Sapat) Moving Towards Fairness and Diversity? An Analysis of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Employees Perceptions
PIERRE, JEAN M. Fall 2016 (Sapat) Determinants of Aid Effectiveness in Agriculture: Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Haiti
STEINFIELD, JOSHUA Fall 2016 (McCue) Task Specialization in the Public Administration Profession: A Job Analysis of Public Procurement Practitioners
HEILMAN, JOESPH C. Fall 2016 (Sementelli) Professional Public Administration: A Synthesis of an Inchoate Concept
FORD, LORI ALLEN Fall 2016 (McCue) Florida University Faculty Compensation – Market Competitive or Not?
D'ANGELO III, SALVATORE A. Summer 2016 (Thai) An Inquiry into Fire Service Consolidation and the Economies of Scale Debate: The Centralization versus Decentralization Argument
MAI, TAM Summer 2016 (Sementelli) Human Trafficking as a Brand within the Framework of Human Rights: Case Studies in the U.S.
EVANS, MICHELLE Fall 2015 (Patterson) Does Public Service Ethics Education Include Gender Equity? An Exploration of Gender Inclusion in MPA Ethics Syllabi
TINSLEY, STEVEN Fall 2015 (Patterson) Jobs Created? Economic Development as Language Games
SLAGLE, DEREK Fall 2015 (Miller) The Significance for, and Impact upon, Public Administration of the Corresponding Theory of Truth or Veridicality
WILSON, DARRIN Summer 2015 (McCue) Local Government Decisions in a Time of Economic Decline: A Study of County Government Budget Policy During the Great Recession
DIGGS, SCHNEQUA N. Summer 2015 (Thai) An Empirical Analysis of Factors Influencing Organizational Cultural Competence within Emergency Medical Services Systems
O'BRIEN, MARIANA G. Summer 2015 (Miller) Epistemology and Networked Governance: An Actor-Network Account
BLACK, DAVID B. Summer 2015 (Sapat) School Choice and Florida's McKay Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities: An Analysis of Parental Satisfaction
VIENNE, DENISE Summer 2014 (Nyhan) Reframing Our Understanding of Nonprofit Regulation Through the Use of the Institutional Analysis and Development Framework
WILLIAMS, ADAM Summer 2014 (Miller) Public-Private Partnerships and Questions in Public Procurement
BYARUHANGA, VINCENT Spring 2014 (Thai) The Impact and Effectiveness of Capital Investments in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: An Assessment Using Keynes Economic Theory
GILLESPIE, AMANDA Spring 2014 (Miller) Testing the Theory of Dominant Institutionalized Policy Narratives Using Florida's "Stand Your Ground" Discourse
BRIGHT, MARCUS Spring 2014 (Miller) An Inquiry into Scott's Institutional Theory: The Relationship Between Sports and Academics in Urban Public High Schools
ROMAN, ALEXANDRU Summer 2013 (McCue) An Empirical Analysis of the Roles Assumed by Public Administrators: The Case of Public Procurement Specialists
ALZAHRANI, MOHAMMED Spring 2013 (Miller) A Comparative Study of the Relationships Between Conflict Management Styles and Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, and Propensity to Leave the Job Among Saudi and American Universities' Faculty Members
HUMMEL, DANIEL Spring 2013 (Thai/Leip) Right-Sizing Cities: Strategies and Fiscal Health
STEVENS, JEFF Fall 2012 (Miller) The Frames and Ideographs of Water Reuse Policy Discourses: An Application of Narrative Analysis and Text Analytics
ALBASSAM, BASSAM Fall 2012 (McCue) The Influence of the Global Economic Crisis on the Relationship Between Governance and Economic Growth
LARSON, ROBIN Summer 2012 (Leip) Gendered Images of Expertise, Leadership and Virtue: Applying Stivers' Theoretical Framework to Police Practices as Represented in Publications from 1979 to 2009
ATKINSON, CHRISTOPHER Summer 2011 (Sapat) Local Government Response to Hurricane Disasters: Impacts on Small Business
GHUMAN, UMAR Summer 2011 (Sementelli) Providing a Theoretical and Empirical Basis for Understanding the Antecedents and Consequences of Group Emotional Intelligence (GEI) in Order to Formulate a Model of GEI and Predict Its Effects on Group and Organizational Behavior in the Public Sector
PEREZ, ENRIQUE Summer 2011 (Thai) How Do Home and Community-Based Service Waivers Change Public Long-Term Care: A Network Perspective
CARAVELLA, KRISTI Spring 2011 (Miller) Mimetic, Coercive, and Normative Influences in Institutionalization of Organizational Practices: The Case of Distance Learning in Higher Education
CLEARE, THOMAS Spring 2011 (McCue) An Analysis of Accountability in Public-Private Health Care Programs Serving Vulnerable Populations
LU, YAOTAI Spring 2011 (Thai) Public Asset Management: Empirical Evidence from the U.S. States
KEELER, REBECCA L. Spring 2010 (Nyhan) Democratic Accountability for Outsourced Government Services
MARTINEZ, JOCILYN Spring 2010 (Sapat) The Social Construction of Breast and Prostate Cancer Policy
ZAVATTARO, STACI Spring 2010 (Sementelli) A Baudrillardian Examination of Municipalities as Public Relations and Marketing Firms
AGBODZAKEY, JAMES K. Fall 2009 (Thai) Collaborative Governance and the Implementation of the Ryhan White Care Act: A Case Study of HIV Health Services Planning Councils in Two South Florida Counties
HOLLAR, THEODORE L. Fall 2008 (Sementelli) The Sisyphusian Predicament: Existentialism and a Grounded Theory Analysis of the Experience and Practice of Public Administration (2009 NASPAA Award)
DONOHUE, JOHN Spring 2008 (Patterson) Rhetoric of Federal Mission Statements: Power, Values, and Audience
PRESSLEY, CINDY Spring 2008 (Patterson) Utopian Thought Experiments and the Potential for a New Strategy of Inquiry in Public Administration
SCHROUDER, SANDRA Spring 2008 (Leip) Bureaucratic Discretion in Policy Implementation: The Case of Adjudicating Juveniles as Adults in Florida
CHARY, MEENA Summer 2007 (Patterson) Policy of Abuse: A Framework of Public Policy Dimensions Analyzing Systematic Sexual Violence in Bosnia
TAYLOR, LESLIE Summer 2007 (Thai/Sapat) Stakeholders Advocacy Coalitions and the Policy Process: Policy Change Everglades Restoration
CHOI, SANGHAN Summer 2006 (Patterson) A Conceptual Model of the Emergence of Shared Leadership: The Effects of Organizational Structure, Culture, and Context Variables on Public Employee Perceptions of Leadership
STANISEVSKI, DRAGAN Summer 2006 (Miller) Multicultural Discourse: A Comparative Case Study of Government Practices in Facilitation of Multicultural Public Discourse in South Florida
ISLAM, MD. RAFIQUL Spring 2006 (Farazmand) Privatization as an Administrative Reform: The Case of Bangladesh
MCGINN, KATHLEEN A. Spring 2006 (Miller) Foucault's Techniques of Power in Street Level Organizations
DEMIR, TANSU Fall 2005 (Miller) Neutral Competence, Political Guidance, and Administrative Autonomy in Implementation: An Empirical Test of the Politics-Administration Dichotomy
O'FLANNERY, JENNIFER Spring 2005 (Farazmand) Examining the Governance and Administration of Public Higher Education in Florida: An Exploratory Study of Organizational Elite
DELANEY, KIMBERLY Fall 2004 (Miller) Pursuit of Agency Profits: An Evaluation of Community Redevelopment Agencies in Florida
LYES-MACLACHLAN, SHARI Fall 2004 (Leip/Nyhan) Does Evaluation Make a Difference? The Effect of Evaluation on Remedial Education in Florida's Community Colleges
YACINTHE, NATACHA Fall 2004 (Kolo/Washington) An Assessment of the Organizational Effectiveness of Faith-Based and Secular Community Development Corporations in the Provision of Economic Development and Other Services
DICICCO, JOEL M. Summer 2003 (Thai) A New Macro Methodology for Determining the Magnitude of the Corporate Tax Shelter Problem
GIANCOLI, DONALD Summer 2003 (Thai) Performance Measurement Using Trained Observer Ratings: The Effect of Environmental Variables on Comparative Measures in Local Government
EASTEP, MARY ANN Summer 2003 (Leip) A Comparison of Formal and Informal Systems of Victim Participation in the Justice Systems of Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad/Tobago
CARROL, JOHN Spring 2003 (Ben-Zadok) A Comparison of Regulatory and Distributive Police Programs for Crime Reduction: An Evaluation of Effectiveness and Efficiency
BERESFORD, ANNETTE Fall 2002 (Miller) Technologies of Language and Money: A Study of Stock Manipulation and Internet Communication
ALEIDAN, MOHAMED Spring 2002 (Thai/Nyhan) Women in the Workforce in Saudi Arabia: An Empirical Study
HALL, DOUGLAS Fall 2001 (Washington) An Investigation of the Availability, Distribution, and Usability of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports of United States Cities
JAJA, CHEEDY Fall 2001 (Miller) Outlining a Theory about the Practical Use of Theory: A Discourse-Practice Theoretic Analysis of Academic Public Administration Symposia Genre
DO ESPIRITO SANTO, SOFIA Summer 2001 (Washington) Examining Performance Variables of Non-Governmental Organizations
CHANG, YANRU Spring 2001 (Washington) Analysis of Government Strategies to Achieve Industrial Competitiveness: A Comparative Case Study of Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and China
HANBURY, GEORGE Spring 2001 (Washington) The Function of Leadership Styles and Personality Types Among City Managers: An Analysis of "Fit" and Tenure
MOELLER, BRUCE J. Spring 2001 (Nyhan/Clare) Measuring Performance in the Public Sector: An Examination of Benchmarking Paramedic Response Time
PINKOWSKI, JACK Spring 2001 (Farazmand) The Impact of Electronic Commerce (E-Commerce) on Sales Tax Revenue
O?BRIEN, SANDRA Summer 2000 (Washington) Practice to Policy to Management: A Restorative Framework
ALMUTAIRI, YOUSEF M. Summer 2000 (Thai) Enforcing Budgetary and Legal Compliance in the Government Sector: An Assessment of Preauditing in the State of Kuwait
ALKADRY, MOHAMAD Spring 2000 (Miller) If Citizens Talk Back, Do Administrators Listen? A Structural Equation Model of Administrative Responsiveness to Citizens
ANGELETTI, MICHELLE Summer 1999 (Thai) Physician's Perceptions of Managed Care
FERRANDO, MARY BETH Spring 1999 (Clare) Hospital Closures in Florida Between 1965 and 1995: A Population Ecology Approach
PENSKA, KENNETH Spring 1999 (Thai) Defense Acquisition and Self-Governed Compliance Programs: An Evaluation of the Defense Industry Initiative on Business Ethics and Conduct
KIM, YONG-MI Fall 1998 (Thai) Information Systems Management and Outsourcing: A Study of American City Governments
SENJO, SCOTT Summer 1998 (Leip) Assessing Organizational Effectiveness: Drug Court Process and Their Interaction on Program Outcomes
FELDHEIM, MARY ANNE Summer 1998 (Thai) Managed Competition in Florida: An Exploratory of Implementation Study
MEYER-EMERICK, NANCY Summer 1998 (Ben-Zadok) Policymaking on Violence Against Women in the United States: A Multi-Theoretical Perspective on the Terrorization of Women
QIAO, YUHUA Spring 1998 (Thai) Interstate Fiscal Disparities Among American States: An Empirical Study
AL-ALI, FAHAD Fall 1997 (Clare) Nationalizing the Work Force of Saudi Arabia: The Role of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry Training Programs in the Private Sector
LIBERTI, RAYMOND Fall 1997 (Mendell) Florida Local Government Compliance with Transportation Concurrency
MURPHY, CELESTE Summer 1997 (Leip) An Epirical Study of Farm Workers in South Florida: Environmental Injustice in the Fields?
ANDERSON, TERRY Spring 1997 (Ben-Zadok) The Effects of Socioeconomic, Political, and Organizational Factors on the Implementation of Community Policing: A Conceptual Framework for an Innovative Policy
AL-KHEDAIR, SALEH Summer 1996 (Thai) The Impact of the Budget Deficit on Key Macroeconomic Variables in the Industrial Countries
DAY, SUSAN Spring 1996 (Washington) Representative Bureaucracy: Active Representation in a Juvenile Justice Context
CRUISE, PETER Spring 1995 (Clare) Medicaid Incentive Reimbursement Programs in Long-Term Care: An Evaluation of the Florida Medicaid AIDS Nursing Home Admission Program
FULLER, EDWARD Fall 1994 (Cooper/Smith) Measured Impact of Federal Government Policies as Determined by Stock Market Capital Values for Selected Industries
MCFARLAND, MIKE Fall 1994 (Mendell) A Structural Equations Model of Organizational Commitment, Job Satisfaction as Its Covariate, and Their Antecedent Variables
NYHAN, RONALD Fall 1994 (Martin) The Interrelationships of Organizational Commitment, Trust and Participatory Decision Making Practices in Public Organizations
CAMPBELL, KENNETH Summer 1994 (Lynch) Is Operating Budget Execution Really a Coherent Process?
LONG, DONALD Summer 1994 (Lynch) The Government Finance Officers Association's (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program: Differences Between Successful and Denied Applicants
POPEJOY, MICHAEL Summer 1994 (Mendell) The Matthew Effect in Public Administration Research: An Analysis of the Relationship of Institutional Prestige to Research Funding Levels and Departmental Research Productivity at US Schools in Public Administration
SEKWAT, ALEX Spring 1994 (Thai) An Investigation of Capital Budgeting Practices in County Governments in the United States
YOON, YOUNG-CHAI Spring 1994 (Clare) Integrated Solid Waste Management: Toward A Recycling Model
GNAGE, DAVID 1993 (Thai) Employment Rates and Average Wage of Target Jobs Tax Credit Participants in Florida Compared to Selected Job Training Partnership Act Participants by Target Groups
BRANNON, PAMELA Fall 1992 (Clare/Schoenfer) A Policy Implementation Analysis: Nurse Aide Certification in Florida
ROBERTSON, NAOMI Summer 1992 (Prosperi) Bridging the Gap Between Development and the Needs of the Economically Disadvantaged: A Case Study of Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida
PARSONS, SHARON Fall 1991 (Kooperman) Abortion Policy in the Fifty States: A Comparative Analysis
WATSON, ROBERT Fall 1991 (DeGrove) Growth Policy Priorities in Florida Communities
PYNES, JOAN Spring 1988 (Bernadin) The Predictive Validity of an Assessment Center for the Selection of Entry-Level Law Enforcement Officers