Research and Scholarship

Student Research and Scholarship

Dissertations of Ph.D. Graduates

Nicholas Victor Olijnyk (2014) “Information Security: A Scientometric Study of the Profile, Structure, and Dynamics of an Emerging Scholarly Specialty”

Anamika Dasgupta Megwalu (2014) “The Future of Scholarly Communication?  A Case Study of an Academic Social Networking Site.”

Benedicta Obodoruku (2014) “Human Information Behavior Among African Refugees in Tanzania:  An Exploratory Study of the Nyarugusu Camp.”

Sofia Empel (2014) “RX for Healthcare Executives?  Investigation of the Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles as an Information Governance Framework for Electronic  Health Records (EHRs).”

Kowsilliya Onita Ramnaresh (2014) “Factors Affecting Adoption and Implementation of Electronic Health Record Systems:  A Case Study in Nursing Homes in Queens County, New York.”

David S. Byrne (2013) “Access to Online State Government Records in the Age of Identity Theft:  The Privacy Paradox.”

Christine Pitocco (2013) “Information Seeking Behaviors of Clinical Laboratory Scientists.”

Nancy Marksbury (2013) “Crossing Boundaries: Gender, Culture and Trust in Computer-mediated Communication.”

Valeda Frances Dent (2012) “An Exploratory Study of the Impact of the Rural Ugandan Village Library and Other Factors on the Academic Achievement of Secondary School Students.”

Ellen Tufano (2012) “Electronic Portfolios as Tools for Collaborative, Outcomes-based Course Assessment.”

Lori Ann Rung Hoeffner (2012) “The Intellectual and Social Structure of Social Informatics:  Is There Evidence of a Domain?”

Linda Burghardt (2012) “Last Waltz in Vienna:  Toward an Understanding of the Relationship of Information and Survival in the Holocaust.”

Christine Marchese (2012) “The Impact of Organizational Environment on Knowledge Representation and Use:  Cognitive Work Analysis of a Management Consulting Firm.”

Sarah A. Swammy (2011) “Municipal Securities Official Statements:  Readability, Communication and Understandability.”

David Jank (2010) “Do You See What I See?  Towards A discourage Community For Human-Information and the Human-Information DYAD

Seleney Aytac (2010) “An Examination of International Scientific Collaboration in a Developing Country (Turkey) in the Post-Internet Era.”

Galia Yemini (2010) “The Hermeneutical Psychosynthesis Approach to Information Representation (HPAIR).”
Wendy Ford (2010) “The Utilization of Electronic Government Services by Minority Small Businesses.”

Catherine Rita Larkin (2010) “A Study of Information-seeking Behaviors and Processes in Subsets of Visual Arts Humanities Scholars:  Toward a New Model in Image and Text Retrieval.”

John DiMarco (Ph.D. awarded May 2009) “Genre and Program Examination of Instructional Shows on Network, Cable and Public Television”.

Michiko Tanaka, (Ph.D. awarded May 2009) “Toward an Understanding of Scholarly Communications: Scientific Computing Group at Brookhaven National Laboratory”.

Thomas Virgona (Ph.D. awarded May 2008) “September 11, 2001: A Study of the Human Aspects of Disaster Recovery Efforts for Wall Street Financial Service Firms.”

Sheryl Schoenacher (Ph.D. awarded May 2008) “The Information Gathering Behavior of Min Street Merchants and the Effect of Social Capital on Information Access.”

Alon Friedman (Ph.D. awarded May 2008) “Concept Map as “Sign”: The Influence of Pierce and Saussure on Concept Mapping in Knowledge Organization.”

Rose Ann Ferrick (Ph.D. awarded May 2008) “Factors Affecting Technology Adoption in the Editorial Process of Adult Trade Book Publishing”

James P. Smith (Ph.D. awarded May 2007) “Academic Library Web Portals: Does the Use of Images Influence Users’ Perception of the Use Experience?”

Paula Maurino (Ph.D. awarded May 2007) “Online Threaded Discussions: Purposes, Goals and Objectives”

Joni Lelchuk (Ph.D. awarded May 2007) “An Investigation into the Auditory Enhancement of Text on a Cancer Health Website - The Impact on the User's Comprehension, Recall and Retention of Information, and the Believability of the Information.”

Angela Heath (Ph.D. awarded May 2007) “An Exploration of the Motivations, Behaviors and Effects of Frequent Contributors in Online Communities of Interest”

Joseph Kasten (Ph.D. awarded December 2006) “Knowledge Strategy Drivers: An Exploratory Study”

James Stenerson (Ph.D. awarded May 2006) “The Heuristic Value of Lewis Mumford's Metaphor "Megamachine" in a Digital-Network Society”

Jacqueline L. Ram (Ph.D. awarded May 2006) “Human Factors and Ergonomics: Analyzing Synergy”

Donna M. D'Ambrosio (Ph.D. awarded May 2006) “Development of an Expansible Taxonomy of Software Requirements Nomenclature: Viewing the Elicitation Process as Communicative Discourse”

Edmund J.Y. Pajarillo (Ph.D. awarded May 2005) “Contextual Perspectives of Information for Home Care Nurses: Towards a Framework of Nursing Information Behavior”

Alexie Oulanov (Ph.D. awarded May 2005) “User Perception of the Usability and Performance of Translingual Features of a Russian Financial Web Site”

Leonard J. Ponzi (Ph.D. awarded May 2003) “Knowledge Management: A Bibliometric Analysis”

Maureen Mackenzie (Ph.D. awarded May 2003) “The Accumulation of Information by Line Managers within a Business Environment and the Resulting Cognitive Savings Account”

Mikel Breitenstein (Ph.D. awarded May 2003) “Toward an Understanding of Visual Literacy: Examination of Conference Papers of the International Visual Literacy”

Joette Stefl Mabry (Ph.D. awarded May 2001) “A Social Judgment Analysis of Information Satisfaction and Information Source Preferences Among Professionals: A Hypothesis-Generating Exploratory Study”

John Garino Memorial Award for Outstanding Student Research Paper (Prior to 2010, the Annual Outstanding Student Research Paper Award)

2014.  Donna M. Hope, “Towards a Schematic Classification for Marketing.”

2011.  Nicholas V. Olijnyk, “Library Hi Tech:  Understanding Information and Computer Security.”

2010.  Jodi T. Wright, “Evidence-based Nutrition Practice:  An In-depth Evaluation of the Process and Its Use in Dietics.”  Honorable Mention.  Valeda Dent Goodman, “Applying Ethnograpic Research Methods in Library and Information Settings.”

2009.  Linda Burkhardt, “An Epistemological Analysis of Holocaust Transcripts.”

2008.  David S. Byrne, “The RX for Information Overload in the Legal and Medical Professions.”

2007.  Gali Yemini-Halevi, “Towards a Psychosynthesis Approach to Information Visualization: Using Mandela Symbolism for a User-Centered Design.”

2006.  David Jank, “An 18th Century Internet:  Knowledge Organization and Information Representation in the Colonial Williamsburg Historic Restoration.”  Honorable Mention.  Gali Y. Halevi, “Blogs as an Academic Communication Tool.”  Ellen Tufano, “Models for Instructional System Design and Their Application to University Faculty Development Programs.”

2005.  David Jank, “Toward a Bibliographic Examination of the Published Literature in Systems Analysis and Design: A Descriptive Analysis and Conceptual Taxonomy.”  Honorable Mention.  Wendy Ford, “Case Study Analysis of Discourse Structure in Open-Ended Interviews: Ex-Slave Narratives from the Library of Congress.”  Joseph Kasten, “Decision-making in Logistics: An Ontology of Required Knowledge.”

2004.  Sheryl Schoenacher, “Orality and Literacy in a Suburban Town Community: An Ethnographic Study of the Incorporated Village of Farmingdale.”  Honorable Mention.  Paula Maurino, “The Context of Student/Teacher Interaction in Distance Learning.”

2003.  Leatrice Ferraioli, “An Exploratory Study of Metadata Creation in a Health Agency.”  Honorable Mention.  Angela Heath, “Tracking the Progress of Research on Electronic Collaboration in Two Related Discourse Communities.”

2002.  Joni Lelchuk, “Taxonomy of Visual Humor.”  Honorable Mention.  Leatrice Ferraioli, “Genres, Personal Metadata and Private Knowledge.”

2001.  Donna M. D’Ambrosio, “Toward an Ontology for Information Systems Requirements in Systems Analysis.”


College of Education, Information, and Technology
Dr. Albert Inserra, Dean