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 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

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Dissertation: A Counselor’s First Encounter with Non-Death Loss: A Phenomenological Case Study on New Counselor Preparation and Experience in Working with Non-Death Loss, Charles P. Carrington

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Dissertation: Systems Theory Based Architecture Framework for Complex System Governance, Bry Carter

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Dissertation: Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Photochemistry of Zostera Marina L., Billur Celebi

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Dissertation: The Effects of Alarm System Errors on Dependence: Moderated Mediation of Trust With and Without Risk, Eric T. Chancey

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Dissertation: Cognitive Performance as A Function of Right-Sided, Low-Frequency rTMS Administration Using CNS Vital Signs, Alexis J. Chappell

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Dissertation: Design of Drug Nano-Carriers for Study of Multidrug Resistance in Single Live Cells, Pavan Kumar Cherukuri

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Dissertation: The Effect of XBRL and Social Media on Information Asymmetry: Evidence from Bank Loan Contracts, Dazhi Chong

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Dissertation: Application of a Theory-Based Educational Intervention to Increase the Frequency of Performing Oral Health Assessments on Children Among Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Nurses, Denise Michelle Claiborne

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between Counselors' Multicultural Counseling Competence and Poverty Beliefs, Madeline Elizabeth Clark

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Thesis: Discipline-Based Planetary Education Research and Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis of Mars, Filis Coba

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Dissertation: Exploring the Social Experiences of College Students Who Have Autism Spectrum Disorders: Examining Neurodiversity on Campus, Monique N. Colclough

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Thesis: Game-Framing Cognitive Assessments to Improve Applicant Perceptions, Andrew Burnett Collmus

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Thesis: Sex, Love, and Black Lives, Mack Curry IV

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Dissertation: Community College Academic Advisor Experiences with the Appreciative Advising Model, Christine Damrose-Mahlmann

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Thesis: Distributions of Euphausia Superba, Euphausia Crystallorophias, and Pleuragramma Antarcticum with Correlations to Environmental Variables in the Western Ross Sea, Antarctica, Linnea Brynn Davis

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Thesis: Factors Influence High School Students' Enrollment in Elective Physical Education: A Mixed Method Study, Summer Davis

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Dissertation: Assessing the Role of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ Extraterritorial Activities in Attaining Iran’s Foreign Policy Goals, Hamza Demirel

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Thesis: Carbon and Boron Nitride Nanotube Fabricated Supercapacitors, Derek Christian Demuth

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Thesis: A Comparison of Microstructure and Uniaxial Compressive Response of Ice-Templated Porous Alumina Scaffolds Fabricated from Two Different Particle Sizes, Nikhil D. Dhavale

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Dissertation: Exploring the Role of Organizational Motivations in Cross-Sector Watershed Collaboration, Luisa M. Diaz-Kope

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Dissertation: A Model to Predict Pre-Hospital Endotracheal Intubation Success, Leigh Ann Diggs

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Dissertation: Impact of Generation Membership on Job Satisfaction of Financial Aid Administrators, Joseph Martin Dobrota

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Thesis: The Role of Harm, Detectability, and Knowledge of HIV Non-Disclosure Laws in Affecting Punishment Recommendations for HIV Law Violators, Christine Marie Dodson

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Dissertation: Profit Based Simulation Model for The Rail Transportation Industry, Mark Patrick Doran

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Thesis: Development and Implementation of a Propeller Test Capability for Gl-10 "Greased Lightning" Propeller Design, Brian Edward Duvall

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Dissertation: Encouraging Entrepreneurship: Resources Supporting Small Business Startup and Growth, Karen A. Eagle

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Thesis: Detecting and Resolving Air Traffic Conflicts Using a Point of Closest Approach Method, Marc S. Easton

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Thesis: Design and Implementation of a Virtual Team Collaboration System, Syed Ehsan

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Thesis: Impacts of Operating Parameters on Extracellular Polymeric Substances Production in a High Rate Activated Sludge System with Low Solids Retention Times, Matthew S. Elliot

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Thesis: Experimental Investigation of Turbulent Structures and Non-Equilibrium Effects in Axial Wake Vortices Via Particle Image Velocimetry, Jeffry William Ely

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Thesis: Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species, Leslie Samuels Entsminger

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Dissertation: Two Essays on CEO Inside Debt Holding in Relation to Firm Payout Policy and Financial Reporting, Asligul Erkan

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Dissertation: Simulation, Measurement, and Emulation of Photovoltaic Modules Using High Frequency and High Power Density Power Electronic Circuits, Yunas Erkaya

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Dissertation: A Qualitative Exploration of First-Generation Student Experiences at a Rural Community College, Rebecca Margrete Evans

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Dissertation: Machine Learning Methods for Brain Image Analysis, Ahmed Fakhry

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Thesis: Reevaluating the Geologic Formations of the Upper Coastal Plain in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, Bradley Aaron Fitzwater

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Dissertation: An Evaluation of Pathways to Community College Student Success in Anatomy and Physiology I, Staci Brooke Forgey

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Dissertation: Culture and Military Effectiveness: How Societal Traits Influence Battle Outcomes, Eric Stephen Fowler

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Dissertation: The Essence of the Library at a Public Research University as Seen Through Key Constituents’ Lived Experiences, George Joseph Fowler

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Thesis: No Witnesses: Protest Policing and the Media at the 2008 Republican National Convention, Robert David Frenzel

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Thesis: Effects of Auditory Vection Speed and Directional Congruence on Perceptions of Visual Vection, Isabella Alexis Gagliano

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Thesis: Fake It Until You Make It? Female Leaders’ Emotional Expression Management and Subordinates’ Gender Stereotypes, Rebecca C. Garden

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Thesis: "We Can't Do It Without You!" Crowdfunding As Cultural and Economic Negotiations Within Neoliberal Culture, David Zachary Gehring

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Dissertation: Factors Influencing the Selection of Academic Help Sources, Joan Giblin

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Thesis: “Just Young Dudes Having Fun”?: Social Media Reactions to the ODU Banner Incident, Ashley Marie Giraldi

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Thesis: The Strength of Weak Social Ties: Social Activism and Facebook, Nichole Akai Giraldi

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Dissertation: Building Stronger Communities: The Reciprocity between University, Student, and Community through Service-Learning, Jennifer Ellen Goff

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Thesis: Naturalization of Salt Marsh Restoration Sites in the Elizabeth River, Virginia, Assessed by Feeding Activity and Trophic Level of Mummichogs (Fundulus Heteroclitus), Moriah Anne Good

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Thesis: Interweaving Visual Language of the Spiritual and the Secular: Goya, Spanish Spiritualism, and the Sublime, Stirling Cushman Goulart

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Dissertation: Two Essays on The Internationalization Speed of New Ventures, Orhun Guldiken

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Dissertation: Concurrent Spatial Mapping of the Viscoelastic Behavior of Heterogeneous Soft Materials Via a Polymer-Based Microfluidic Device, Wenting Gu

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Thesis: Juridical, Religious and Globalization Perspectives on the Constitutions of Egypt and Tunisia after the Arab Spring, Lora Hadzhidimova

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Dissertation: Synthesis, Morphological Control, Dispersion Stabilization and In Situ Self-Assembly of Noble Metal Nanostructures Using Multidentate Resorcinarene Surfactants, Sangbum Han

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Thesis: Analysis and Implementation of Communications Systems for Small Satellite Missions, Jason S. Harris

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Thesis: Development of the Compact Jet Engine Simulator from Concept to Useful Test Rig, Henry H. Haskin

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Dissertation: Medicaid Expansion in the United States: A State Comparative Study Examining Factors that Influence State Decision Making, Tiffany J. Henley

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Dissertation: Communities in (Digital) Space: Creating Networks for Daily Living Through Pervasive Media, Jamie Lynn Henthorn

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Dissertation: The Principal's Role; Distributed Leadership, Kathryn R. Hermann

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Dissertation: Factors Affecting College Choice and Transfer: A Study of the Decision-Making Process of Student Veterans, Reginia L. Hill

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Thesis: Relationship Investment and Unwanted Pursuit: An Experimental Study, Phoebe Tabb Hitson

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Dissertation: The Influence of Multimedia Production Knowledge on the Design Decisions of the Instructional Designer, Stephen Brent Hoard