In Spring 2015, ODU began an electronic thesis and dissertation program. All electronic theses and dissertations from this point will be available here.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Dissertation: Digital Literacy Adoption with Academic Technology: Namely Digital Information Literacy to Enhance Student Learning Outcomes, Nancy Adam-Turner

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Dissertation: Algorithms for Constructing Vehicle Trajectories in Urban Networks Using Inertial Sensors Data from Mobile Devices, Umana Ahmed

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Dissertation: Diffusion of Renewable Energy Policies, Khatera Alizada

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Thesis: Role of Requirements Engineering in Software Project’s Success, Sujatha Alla

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Dissertation: R&D of a High-Performance DIRC Detector For a Future Electron-Ion Collider, Stacey Lee Allison

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Dissertation: Two Essays on Forced CEO Turnover During Envy Merger Waves, and Dividends, Bader Almuhtadi

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Dissertation: Multi-Mode Resource Constrained Project Scheduling Using Differential Evolution Algorithm, Faisal Manour Altarazi

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Dissertation: Impact of Leadership Styles on Entrepreneurs' Business Success, Hona Amer

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Thesis: An Investigation into the Potential Benefits of Distributed Electric Propulsion on Small UAVS at Low Reynolds Numbers, Engin Baris

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Dissertation: Nuclear Chiral Axial Currents and Applications to Few-Nucleon Systems, Alessandro Baroni

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Dissertation: Threat or Challenge? Intensified Job Demands and the Moderating Effect of Differentiated Transformational Leadership, Benjamin Bass

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Dissertation: High Resolution Spectra of Carbon Monoxide, Propane and Ammonia for Atmospheric Remote Sensing, Christopher Andrew Beale

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Thesis: Unconditional Positive Regard, Tyler Beckett

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Dissertation: The Effects of Delay and Probabilistic Discounting on Green Consumerism, Blake J. Bent

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Thesis: Study of a High-Efficient Wide-Bandgap DC-DC Power Converter for Solar Power Integration, Yashwanth Bezawada

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Dissertation: Varying Feedback Strategy and Scheduling in Simulator Training: Effects on Learner Perceptions, Initial Learning, and Transfer, Sonya Bland-Williams

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Thesis: Working Together: Examining the Effects of Parental and Community Involvement in Schools on School Delinquency, Erica Nicole Bower

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Dissertation: When it is Troublesome to Do Right: A Narrative Analysis of the Continual Censorship and “Sivilizing” of Huckleberry Finn, Angela P. Branyon

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Dissertation: Cross-Racial Trust Factors: Exploring the Experiences of Blacks Who Have Had White Mentors in the Counseling Profession, Eric Montrece Brown

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Thesis: Modification of Deposition Process Parameters for Uniform Indium Layer Deposition, Isaac Butt

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Dissertation: Learning While Leading: A Multiple Case Study of Principals' Ways of Knowing, Marsha Caudill Cale

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Thesis: Strawberries (Frag X Anan) Are Bigger When Native Mason Bees (Osmia lignaria) Are Experimentally Added to Small Farms, Laura A. Campbell

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Dissertation: Personality, Motivation, and Internet Gaming Disorder: Understanding the Addiction, Kristy L. Carlisle

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Dissertation: The Impact of Help-Self and Help-Others Appeals Upon Participation in Clinical Research Trials, Susan Lewis Casey

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Dissertation: An Investigation into Perceived Productivity and Its Influence on the Relationship Between Organizational Climate and Affective Commitment, Kaitlynn Marie Castelle

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Dissertation: Crabbing System for an Electron-Ion Collider, Alejandro Castilla

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Dissertation: Enhancing Early Interventionists' Abilities to Support Caregiver Learning through Multi-component, Technology-mediated Inservice Professional Development, Dana C. Childress

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Dissertation: Measuring Outcomes in Competence and Confidence in Clinical Skills Through the Use of Standardized Patients, Jennifer W. Cuchna

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Dissertation: Jointness, Culture, and Inter-Service Prejudice: Assessing the Impact of Resident, Satellite, and Hybrid Joint Professional Military Education II Course Delivery Methods on Military Officer Attitudes, Charles Mark Davis

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Thesis: Intersexion, Cynthia Davis

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Dissertation: Sense of Belonging, Emotion Regulation, Perceived Social Support and Mental Health among College Students, Sara Bock Davis

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Dissertation: Inverse Compton Light Source: A Compact Design Proposal, Kirsten Elizabeth Deitrick

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Dissertation: Alicyclic and Aromatic Carboxylic Acids in Soil Organic Matter: An Investigation of Potential Origin and Association with Plutonium Using Advanced Analytical Techniques, Nicole DiDonato

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Dissertation: Three Essays on Mutual Funds, Fund Management Skills, and Investor Sentiment, Feng Dong

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Dissertation: Finite Element Modeling Driven by Health Care and Aerospace Applications, Fotios Drakopoulos

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Dissertation: An Analysis of the Impact of Early Alert on Community College Student Persistence in Virginia, Lori Jean Dwyer

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Dissertation: A Delphi Study of Aviation Maintenance Experts' Recommendations for a Model School Curriculum, Fred D. Dyen

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Dissertation: Endpoints After Empire: Explaining Varying Levels of Democracy in Post-Communist Europe, William John Eger Jr.

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Dissertation: Behavior and Strength of RC Spandrel Members Under Unsymmetrical Bending and Torsion Including CFRP Retrofitting, Muhammad Fahim

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Dissertation: Using Pre-Calculus and Calculus Student Work to Examine Student Problem Solving Abilities in Online and Face-to-Face Mathematics Courses, Sarah Catherine Ferguson

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Thesis: Intercultural Communication Training and Law Enforcement Officers: A Career-Span Analysis and Education Agenda, Amanda M. Franco

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Thesis: Characterization of 3-Ester and 3-Carbamate Derivatives of N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine and Their Use in Controlled Drug Delivery, Consuelo Garcia

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Thesis: Initiating Event Analysis of a Lithium Fluoride Thorium Reactor, Nicholas Charles Geraci

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Dissertation: The Treatment of Ethnic Minorities in Democratizing Muslim Countries: The Securitization of Kurds in Turkey Versus the Autonomization of Acehnese in Indonesia, Maurizio Geri

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Thesis: Healthy Living and Other Electives, Lamar Giles

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Thesis: Impact of a Localized Lean Six Sigma Implementation on Overall Patient Safety and Process Efficiency, Luvianca G. Gil-Moreno

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Dissertation: The Effect of "Casitas" on Lobster Biology and Fishery Sustainability in the Bahamas, Lester George Gittens

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Thesis: Recurrent Neural Networks and Matrix Methods for Cognitive Radio Spectrum Prediction and Security, Alexander M. Glandon

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Dissertation: An Examination of African American Male Students’ Perceptions of Academic Success and Their Experiences at the Community College, Shashuna Jenean Gray

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Dissertation: Adjusting to Community College as an International Student in Appalachia, Deirdre T. Guyton

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Dissertation: Analysis of Virginia Barrier Island Shoreline Movement and Correlations to Sea Level, Wave Height Changes, and Teleconnection Patterns, James Daniel Haluska

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Dissertation: Leadership Competency Perceptions of Rural Community College Presidents in the Coastal Southeast Region, Keith A. Harkins

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Dissertation: Assessing Learning Strategies with an Educational Video, David James Harrison

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Thesis: Americans’ Willingness to Communicate With Mexican Immigrants: Effects of Ethnocentrism and Immigration Status, Stephanie Leanne Harris

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Thesis: Groundwater and Tidal Controls on Wetland Hydrology, Julie J. Metz Wetland Mitigation Bank, Woodbridge, Virginia, Benjamin Stuart Hiza

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Dissertation: Using Constant Time Delay and eCoaching to Teach Employment Skills to Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disability in a Community Work Environment, Annemarie L. Horn

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Thesis: With Light, Emily Howell

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Dissertation: Examining the Relationship Between Selected Grade 3-12 Teachers’ Perceived Assessment Literacy and Their Classroom Assessment Practices, Mark E. Hudson

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Thesis: Mexican Bingo, Amanda Michelle Galvan Huynh

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Thesis: A Study of the Sensitivity of Energy Conversion Efficiency to Load Variation in Class-E Resonant Power Inverter, Richard Samuel Jennings

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between Trauma Exposure and College Student Adjustment: Factors of Resilience as a Mediator, Amber Leih Jolley

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Dissertation: Establishing the Psychometric Properties of the Understanding Mental Health Scale: A Dissertation Study, Michael Thomas Kalkbrenner

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Dissertation: The Effect of Narrative Feedback on the Learning and Transfer of Complex Communication Skills, Rebecca A. Kennedy

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Thesis: Improved Ballistic Wind Prediction Using Projectile Tracking Data, William Arthur Kenney

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Dissertation: Two Essays on the Impact of Institutional Structures on Entrepreneurship: Country Level Analysis, Mehdi Sharifi Khobdeh

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Dissertation: Improving Second Language Lexical Acquisition Through Personalization and Contextualization: A Look at Intrinsic Cognitive Load Reduction Strategies, Curtis Kleinman

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Thesis: Clubbie: Two Seasons with Baseball's Broken Dreamers, Gregory Scott Larson

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Thesis: Dead Cooks, Aaron David Lawhon

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Thesis: Eye Tracking as a Control Interface for Tele-Operation During a Visual Search Task, Jeffrey Neal Levy

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Thesis: A Little Bit of a Breakdown, Margaret Libby

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Thesis: Investigation of Low Cost Substrate Approaches for III-V Solar Cells, Marlene Lydia Lichty

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Dissertation: Developing a Career Development Assessment for Predicting Young Stem Graduates’ Employability and Career Barriers, Yi-Ching Lin

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Dissertation: Supervisor and Subordinate Perceptions of Leader-Member Exchange: Examining Idiosyncratic Deals and Work-Family Experiences in a Moderated Mediation Model, Michael L. Litano

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Dissertation: Sleep Disorders and Kidney Transplant Outcomes: Findings From an 18-Year (1997-2015) Historical Cohort Study, Margaret M. Lubas

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Dissertation: Breaking the Silence: A Phenomenological Exploration of Secondary Traumatic Stress in U.S. College Student Affairs Professionals, Robert Jason Lynch

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Dissertation: Two Essays on the Antecedents and Effects of Internationalizing Out of Emerging and Developed Economies, Mark Robert Mallon

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Dissertation: Facilitating Higher Levels of Thinking and Deeper Cognitive Processing of Course Texts Using Reciprocal Teaching Strategies in Asynchronous Discussion Forums, Jenifer R. Marquis

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Dissertation: An Eye Tracking Study to Investigate the Influence of Language and Text Direction on Multimedia, Arwa Adulwahab Mashat

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Thesis: New Elegies, Sarah McCall

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Thesis: Deposition of Silicon Thin Films by Ion Beam Assisted Deposition, Tejaswini Miryala

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Dissertation: Being Retained: Perspective of the Online First-Year Composition Student, Catrina Marie Mitchum

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Dissertation: Low Temperature Plasma for the Treatment of Epithelial Cancer Cells, Soheila Mohades

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Dissertation: Optimal Ship Maintenance Scheduling Under Restricted Conditions and Constrained Resources, Vi Hong Nguyen

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Thesis: “El Negro Sin La Oreja”: A Dialectical Approach to the Blackness in Dominican Identity, Kevin E. Nicholes

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Dissertation: Photoproduction and Radiative Decay of ηt Meson in CLAS at JLAB, Georgie Mbianda Njencheu

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Dissertation: Exploring the Relationship Between Depression and Resilience in Survivors of Childhood Trauma, Marquis A. Norton

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Dissertation: The Correlation Between the National Survey of Student Engagement Indicators and First Year Student Achievement, Satisfaction, And Retention, Larry Peck

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Dissertation: Simulated Dynamics of Soil Water and Pore Vapor in a Semi-Arid Sandy Ecosystem, Shohreh Pedram

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Thesis: Predictive Value of ADHD Symptomatology on Motives and Outcomes of Stimulant Misuse, Alexander Laszlo Peterkin

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Dissertation: Understanding the Experiences of Women with Anorexia Nervosa Who Complete an Exposure Therapy Protocol in a Naturalistic Setting, Gina B. Polychronopoulos

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Dissertation: Conceptual Model of Career Counseling for Better Preparing Students for the Transition from School to Work, Brian Christopher Preble

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Thesis: Sexuality and the Autism Spectrum: Implications for Individuals with the Broad Autism Phenotype, Lydia Ruth Qualls

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Dissertation: A Predictor Analysis Framework for Surface Radiation Budget Reprocessing Using Design of Experiments, Patricia Allison Quigley

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Dissertation: From Placebo to Panacea: Exploring the Influence of Price, Suspicion, and Persuasion Knowledge on Consumers’ Perception of Quality, Vahid Rahmani

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Dissertation: Development and Test of a Theory of Applicant Reactions to Branched Situational Judgment Tests, Craig Matthew Reddock

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Dissertation: Participation in Youth Running Events: The Role of Parental Involvement and Satisfaction, Michelle L. Redmond

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Dissertation: The Role of Self-Care and Hardiness in Moderating Burnout in Mental Health Counselors, Traci Danielle Richards

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Thesis: Quantifying Cyanide Inhibition of Nitrification and Developing Cost-Effective Treatment Processes, Germano M. Salazar-Benites

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Dissertation: Nonlinear Dynamics of Vortices in Different Types of Grain Boundaries, Ahmad K. Sheikhzada

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Dissertation: Analysis of Project Management System Structure Using the Viable System Model (VSM), Joseph A. Sisti