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

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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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Thesis: Unconditional Positive Regard, Tyler Beckett

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

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

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

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

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

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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: The Little Lady that Could: Small Latvia Rejoins the Euro-Atlantic Community, Sandis Sraders

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Thesis: Hydrologic Response Caused by Wetland Expansion at Huntley Meadows Park in Hybla Valley, Virginia, Stephen Fraser Stone

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Dissertation: Development of an Analysis and Design Optimization Framework for Marine Propellers, Ashish C. Tamhane

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Thesis: A Household Daily Non-Mandatory Activity Participation and Duration Modeling Accounting for Person Level Budget Constraints, Ivana Vukovic

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Dissertation: Planning and Team Shared Mental Models as Predictors of Team Collaborative Processes, Zikai Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Dissertation: Alternative Assessment and Accountability: A Case Study of Policy Reform and Teacher Practice at the District Level, Amy Lynn Abbott

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Dissertation: CEBAF Upgrade Bunch Length Measurements, Mahmoud Mohamad Ali Ahmad

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Dissertation: Dynamic Elasto-Plastic Behavior of Steel Building Sub-Assemblage Including CFRP Retrofitting Under Impact Load, Al Mohammed Salih Al-Aloosi

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Thesis: Dental Hygiene Alternative Practice Models: Preparedness and Confidence of 2015 Graduates, Futun Nasser Alkhalifah

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Thesis: Microbubble Generation By Piezoelectric Transducers For Biomedical Studies, Mohammed Alkhazal

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Dissertation: Effects of Learner-to-Learner Interactions on Social Presence, Achievement and Satisfaction, Susan Elizabeth Allred Oyarzun

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Dissertation: Thin Film Studies Toward Improving the Performance of Accelerator Electron Sources, Md Abdullah Al Mamun

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Dissertation: Using Web Archives to Enrich the Live Web Experience Through Storytelling, Yasmin AlNoamany

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Dissertation: Methodologies for Estimating Traffic Flow on Freeways Using Probe Vehicle Trajectory Data, Khairul Azfi Anuar

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Thesis: Magnopark, Smart Parking Detection Based on Cellphone Magnetic Sensor, Maryam Arab

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Dissertation: Baccalaureate Degree Attainment of Students Who Transfer With or Without a Transferable Associate's Degree, Janina Arrington

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Thesis: The Effects of Using Natural Gas in Light-Duty Vehicle Fleet of the United States on Its Energy Dependency and Greehouse Gas Emissions, Nurullah Ayyilmaz

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Dissertation: Coarse Root Biomass and Architecture: Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar, John Claude Bain

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Dissertation: Self-Regulation and Cognitive Load as Mediating Factors for Tailored Interactive Multimedia Instruction, Tammy Ann Bankus

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Thesis: Parametric Investigation of a Laboratory Drop Test to Simulate Base Acceleration Induced By Wave Impacts of High Speed Planing Craft, John D. Barber

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Dissertation: Using Visually Disfluent Fonts for Cueing and Increased Reading, Nena Barley

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Dissertation: The Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills Model: An Examination of Obesity Prevention Behavioral Change in Children Who Participated In The Afterschool Program Virginia Beach Let’s Move, Marilyn Miroshlava Bartholmae

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Dissertation: Secondary Electron Emission from Plasma Processed Accelerating Cavity Grade Niobium, Miloš Bašović

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Dissertation: Effects of Guided Project-Based Learning Activities on Students’ Attitudes Toward Statistics in an Introductory Statistics Course, Timothy Jonathan Bayer

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Thesis: Displaying Race at the Jamestown Ter-Centennial Exposition, Bryan Patrick Bennett

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Thesis: Carbon Deposition During Oxygen Production Using High Temperature Electrolysis and Mitigation Methods, Timothy Adam Bernadowski

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Thesis: Forces at Work: Workforce Perspectives in Print Journalism Amid Paradigm Shift, Stephanie Bernat

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Dissertation: Examining Changes in College Counseling Clients’ Symptomology and Severity over an Eight Year Span, Caroline Lee Bertolet

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Thesis: Abiotic Factors Contributing to the Survival of Three Tick Species in Southeastern Virginia, Amblyomma Americanum (Lone Star Tick), Dermacentor Variabilis (American Dog Tick), and Amblyomma Maculatum (Gulf Coast Tick), Lindsey A. Bidder

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Thesis: Relationship Satisfaction and Coparenting over the Transition to Parenthood: Depression, Division of Labor, and Child Temperament as Moderators, Jessica Block

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Dissertation: Initial Development and Validation of the Transgender Ally Identity Scale for Counselors, Jamie D. Bower

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Dissertation: Aristotle's Ink: Tattooing a New Understanding of Invention in Collaborative Writing, Rachel L. Bragg

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Dissertation: Buffering the Associations Between Negative Mood States and the Incentive Salience of Alcohol: A Brief Mindfulness Induction, Adrian J. Bravo

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Dissertation: Elaboration and Question Strategy Effect on Learning Outcomes and Cognitive Load, Julie Ann Bridges

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Thesis: It Could Have Been Great: An Examination of Kandinsky's Bauhaus Paintings and the Great Synthesis of the Arts, Deanna Brooks

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Dissertation: Neuropathy Detection, Quality of Life Tools & Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes, Jennifer J. Brown

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Dissertation: Scripts in a Frame: A Framework for Archiving Deferred Representations, Justin F. Brunelle

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Thesis: Regional Extinction Risk and Conservation Priorities for Persian Gulf Marine Bony Fishes, Jack Ryan Buchanan

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Thesis: Synthesis and Mechanistic Investigations of Transition Metal Complexes and Ligands for Chemotherapeutic Applications, Jimmie Lee Bullock Jr.

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Dissertation: Characterization of Soundscapes in Shallow Water Habitats of the Florida Keys (USA) and Their Influence on the Settlement of Larval Fish and Invertebrates, John R. Butler

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Thesis: A Taxonomy of Effective Leader Behaviors in the Construction Industry, Enrique Leonardo Cabrera-Caban

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Thesis: Long-Term Quantitative Study of Wind-Tunnel Balance Calibrations Across Multiple Calibration Systems, Ryan James Callahan

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Thesis: EPortfolios, Google Drive, and Cognitive Process Theory, Sarah Elizabeth Carl

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Dissertation: Caffeinated Alcohol Use in a Daily Context, Ashley N. Carmichael