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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Motivations and intentions of tourists to visit dark tourism locations, Heather Renee Allman

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Rural quilt shop entrepreneurs in Iowa: Pull and push motivations, Jody Ann Aultman

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The impact of motivation, festival attachment, place attachment, and psychological ownership on volunteerism: Understanding the Traverse City Film Festival from the volunteer perspective, Vanessa Phoebe Cooper

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Implementation of Specialized Software in Hospital Foodservice Departments: A Multi-Case Study Approach, Ann Elizabeth Embry

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A Case Study of the Development and Implementation of NIACC’s John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, Kelly Lynn Jondle

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Black fashion designers matter: A qualitative study exploring the experiences of Black female fashion design entrepreneurs, Samii Lashanta Kennedy Benson

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The economic and social impact of the gaming industry during economic downturns, Byron Aaron Marlowe

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Women’s motivations to sew clothing for themselves, Addie Martindale

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The impact of experience on satisfaction and revisit intention in theme parks: An application of the experience economy, Kangli Qu

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The Role of Perceived Control and Redress Propensity on Propensity to Complain, Xiaolong Shao

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Identifying opportunities for latino bi-cultural entrepreneurship in Iowa: A community capitals approach to economic development, Hui Siang Tan

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Occupancy forecasting methods and the use of expert judgement in hotel revenue management, Rex Nelson Warren

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The effects of website quality on customer satisfaction, use intention, and purchase intention: A comparison among three types of booking channels, Xiaowei Xu

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Factors influencing Kosher food purchase intention: An investigation on non-Jewish customers, Qian Yang

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Clubs’ environmentally responsible behavior: The perspectives of club managers in North America, Xingyi Zhang

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How anti-corruption policy of mainland China affects Macau gaming industry, Fanli Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Predicting loyalty in clubs through motivation, perceived value, satisfaction, and place attachment, James Edward Butler

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Exploring school foodservice directors' intentions to implement farm-to-school procurement methods considering food safety practices, Sandra Chapman Curwood

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Identifying the Optimal Combination of Hotel Room Distribution Channels: A DEA Analysis with a Balanced Scorecard Approach, Mary Jo Dolasinski

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Hair and beauty choices of African American women during the Civil Rights Movement, 1960-1974, Ashley R. Garrin

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Church dress: Oral narratives of African American women, Beverly Ann Kemp Gatterson

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The development of the designer children's wear industry, 1920-1969, Jennifer Farley Gordon

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Historical accuracy in costume design: experiences and perceptions of Broadway costume designers, Sara Jablon

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Top managers’ environmental values, leadership, and stakeholder engagement in promoting environmental sustainability in the restaurant, Yoon Jung Jang

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Understanding customer perception of restaurant innovativeness and customer value co-creation behavior, Eojina Kim

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An examination of the decision-making process for utilization of mobile applications in the MICE industry, Ka Eun Lee

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Scottish kiltmaking: Knowledge, practice, and potential for Protected Geographic Indication, David Paul Loranger

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An examination of online ratings on hotel performance indicators: An analysis of the Boston hotel market, Suzanne Dawn Markham-Bagnera

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Investigating child care food safety culture and barriers & motivators to safe food handling practices, Joel Reynolds

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Laser cutting and etching textiles and apparel design: an experimental study on the implementation and documentation of laser cutting and etching in the apparel design creative process, Whitney Marie Rorah

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The role of fit information in consumer online reviews and individual characteristics in consumer's online purchase decisions, Eonyou Shin

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Digital textile printing: colorfastness of reactive inks versus pigment inks, Katherine L. Thompson

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From Chinese painting to wearable art: the development of wearable art design process model and evaluation methods for wearable art designers, Ling Zhang

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Food allergy accommodation policies in colleges and universities: an investigation using organizational culture as a theoretical framework, Kelly Nicole Abdelmassih

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The Younkers Tea Room: A case study for businesses to exemplify characteristics of a third place, Emily Elizabeth Cokeley

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African American mother's socialization of daughter's dress and consumption of appearance-related products, LaPorchia C. Davis

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Organizational culture and personality type: relationship with person-organization fit and turnover intention, Ryan Giffen

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Meeting student expectations in a quantity food production lab/simulated restaurant environment, Kathrine Marie Ginapp

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Child nutrition program practices and self-efficacy of menu planners associated with meals for children with food allergy in California schools, Lynnelle J. Grumbles

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Impediments of implementing computer-based training for employees: perceptions of restaurant owners in a quick service restaurant (QSR) chain using a mixed methods approach, Richard E. Hall II

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What drives mergers and acquisitions in the restaurant industry?, Jewoo Kim

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Development and assessment of visual-based training on Chinese-speaking foodservice workers in independently-owned Chinese restaurants, Dawei Li

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The relevance of academic hospitality: an investigation of international higher education students' evaluation of quality of life in the U.S., Yi Luo

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Extension of the tripartite model of body influence: the role of materialism on body satisfaction and fashion involvement, Srikant Manchiraju

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Consumers in an online brand community: uses and gratifications, social capital, and brand loyalty, Jihyeong Son

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The effects of lighting temperature and complexity on hotel guests' perceived servicescape, perceived value, and behavioral intentions, Jing Yang

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Labor in school meal programs: Measurement of direct costs and their influence on menu planning, Nancy Christensen

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A review of studies on luxury hotels over the past two decades, Yin Chu

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Understanding ethical consumption decisions: The role of values, attitudes and expectations in the apparel purchasing context, Sonali Diddi

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Registered dietitians in school nutrition leadership and dietetic students' consideration of school nutrition, Linette Jean Dodson

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Push and pull factors in determining the consumers' motivations for choosing wedding banquet venues: A case study in Chongqing, China, Ling Guan

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Consumers' acceptance of wearable technology: Examining solar-powered clothing, Chanmi Hwang

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Understanding customers' healthful menu item selection behaviors at casual dining restaurants, Jinhyun Jun

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Assessing the challenges and opportunities for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Vietnamese apparel retail market, Jong Geun Lee

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The effects of product information on consumer attitudes and purchase intentions of fashion products made of fur, leather, and wool, Minjung Lee

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Older women's experiences with online apparel shopping, Youngji Lee

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Female presidents of Bonwit Teller: Hortense Odlum (1934-40) and Mildred Custin (1965-70), Michael Eugene Mamp

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Creativity and its antecedents: An investigation of different assessments and training effects, Anna Llingling Perry

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Indian consumers' patronage intention toward shopping malls: Application of an experience economy perspective, Amrut Sadachar

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An investigation of Indian consumers' adoption of retail self-service technologies (SSTs): application of the cultural-self perspective and Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), Rama Srinivasan

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Investigating barriers and keys to success when implementing and maintaining farm to school programs: Perspectives of hourly school foodservice employees, Nathan Merrill Stokes

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Correlations between parents' academic achievements, emerging adult children's perception of their parents' socio-economic status and the educational attainment of the emerging adult children, Iris Michelle Young-Clark

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The effects of hotel performance characteristics on customer online ratings, Wanchen Yu

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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An Evaluation of the Levels of Entrepreneurship and Competitive Advantages in Small Midwestern Agritourism Businesses, Lanlung Chiang

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The effects of sleep on performance of undergraduate students working in the hospitality industry as compared to those who are not working in the industry, Yu-Chih Chiang

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African American women's use of cosmetics products in relation to their attitudes and self-identity, LaPorchia C. Davis

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Current hiring practices in the restaurant industry: An example of California restaurants, Amir S. Durrani

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Exploring the relationship between financial behaviors and financial well-being of African American college students at one historically black institution, Vivian Mason Fluellen

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The rise and fall of American marionette theatre: Conservation of the Bil Baird puppet collection, 1918-1987, Katharine Celia Greder

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Understanding second-hand retailing: A resource based perspective of best practices leading to business success, Jinhee Han

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Fashion designers' decision-making process: The influence of cultural values and personal experience in the creative design process, Ja-Young Hwang

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Food defense practices of school districts in northern U.S. states, Carol J. Klitzke

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Competitiveness of textile and apparel industries in the United States and Japan, Juyoung Lee

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Women's body image throughout the adult life span: Latent growth modeling and qualitative approaches, Min Sun Lee

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Antecedents of Chinese consumers' adoption of online auctions: An extended TAM study, Rui Li

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The correlation between work motives and organizational behaviors for hospitality employees, Yu-Shan Liu

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Exploration of plus-size female teens' apparel fit and sizing in the United States, Laurel Dawn Romeo

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The benefits and challenges hospitality management students experience by working in conjunction with completing their studies, Donald G. Schoffstall

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Analysis of fitting room enviroments: Effects on older clothing shoppers' shopping patronage intention, Kyungnam Seo

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Exploring consumers' fit perceptions and satisfaction with apparel fit in general, Eonyou Shin

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Stories of the children of the Great Depression: What I learned from my parents, Ardyth Ann Stull

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The relationship between hotel staff service delivery with customer attitudinal loyalty and financial outcomes, John Timmerman

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Measuring food safety culture: Insights from onsite foodservice operations, Ungku Fatimah Ungku Zainal Abidin

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A case study of customer motivation in boutique hotels in Xiamen, China using push-pull theory, Tao Wang

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The determinants of textile and apparel export performance in Asian countries, Xinxin Wang

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A comparative analysis of investment returns on hotels and casino hotels through the recession, Yani Wei

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The effects of experience perceptions on eWOM of U.S. hotel guests' in American and Chinese five-star hotels, Mai Wu

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Development of a new mobile application to predict theme park waiting time, Xiaowei Xu

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Understanding the entrepreneurial potential of female Saudi Arabian family and consumer sciences students and businesswomen, Amal Abdulkader Basaffar

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The national standards for teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences: An implementation and revision study, Karen Marie Bergh

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A competency model for Culinology® graduates: Evaluation of the Research Chefs Association's Bachelor of Science in Culinology® core competencies, Michael S. Cheng

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University foodservice employees' food allergy knowledge, attitudes, practices, training and training needs, Ji Hee Choi

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Implementation of school districts' food safety plans and perceptions of support for food safety and training in child nutrition programs in one USDA region, Cynthia Ann Dawso Van Druff

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The impact of a intervention program on the knowledge and behaviors of school-age children in Alabama regarding nutrition and physical activity, Angel NiTa Dunlap

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How are hotel managers utilizing the training evaluation tools available to them?, Anh Ho

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Do new student loan borrowers know what they are signing? A phenomenological study of the financial aid experiences of high school seniors and college freshmen., Carrie Lei Johnson

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The museum world: Career skills and training for jobs in textile and clothing historic collections, Caitlyn Kamm

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"The new costumes of odd sizes:" Plus sized women's fashions, 1910-1924, Carmen Nicole Keist

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Front line hospitality leaders: Knowledge, knowledge acquisition, and ability to effectively lead, Gregory Scott Krawiec

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Combining balanced scorecard and data envelopment analysis in kitchen employees performance measurement: An exploratory study, Ju Yup Lee