The following papers, produced by graduate students in the Department of Occupational and Technical Studies graduate program, are in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science. The program is offered by the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Professional Studies of the Darden College of Educaiton and dates back to 1974. It is currently directed by Dr. Philip Reed.

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Master's Projects from 2016

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Relationship Between Mathematical and Radiation Science Scores to Graduation Success with Southwest Virginia Community College Radiography, Donna Corns

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Student Attitudes Toward the Transgender Community Following Restroom Reassignment, Kelly L. Duggins

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Technological Literacy Programs in Elementary School, Natalie Soroka Emery

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A Study of Old Dominion Student Opinions on Crimes Committed with Firearms by Convicted Felons, William Domebnick Euefueno

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Impacts of Open Educational Resources on Enrollment Rates, Withdrawal Rates, and Academic Performance in the Virginia Community College System, Marcella Milhous Gale

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Training Needs of Licensed Veterinary Technicians Employed in Augusta County, Virginia, Jeannie Kay Skelton

Master's Projects from 2015

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Relationship between Central Virginia Community College Respiratory Therapy Technology Program Students Entrance GPA and Their Graduation Success, Wendy Ayers

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Training Needs of a Worldwide Military Exchange Salesforce, Chelsea Camarda

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Availability of Tuition Assistance Funding Effects on Educational Pursuits, Geneva M. Dooley

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Attitudes of Employers toward Exceptional Students (Ages 14-17) in Vocational Education Programs, Eunice A. Ervin

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Non-Traditional Students Attitudes toward Academic Advising and Its Affects on the Successful Completion of Education Programs, Parisa Fetherson

Master's Projects from 2014

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Automobile Industry Growth from 1916 to 1989: The Effect on Flint, Michigan Climate, Noel Bankston

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Self-Perception on Women's Fashion Decisions, Shannon Cokes

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Relationship Between Senior-Level Student Absences and Class Rankings, Stacie Davis

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Preparing Highly Qualified Technology Education Teachers, Logan Foster

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Assessment of the Transition from Pinyin to Hanzi in University Level Introductory Chinese Language Courses, Ronnie Hess

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Crew Resource Management Training Attitudes of United States Coast Guard Aviators, Greg Stewart

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Effectiveness of the Near Miss Safety Program Relative to the Total Number of Recordable Accidents in a Manufacturing Facility, Kristen Templeton

Master's Projects from 2013

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Use of a Procedure Manual as an Effective Training Method for Distance Learning Site Personnel of Old Dominion University, Jennifer Allen

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Correlation between Marketing Education Student's GPAs and Passing Score on the National Retail Foundation Professional Certification, Amanda Green

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College Freshmen Living Arrangement as a Predictor of Retention and Persistence to Graduation, Mildred V. Jones

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Career Planning and Counseling Strategies for Students with Mild Learning Disabilities, Jeraldine Williams

Master's Projects from 2012

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Effectiveness of High School Fashion Courses in Preparing Students for Fashion Courses in College, Jade Bolling

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Student Performance in Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology at Rockingham College Comparing Distance to Face-to-Face Instruction, Vickie Chitwood

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Comparison of Personality Traits, Past Work, and Technology Experience of Successful Disability Analyst Trainees, Melissa Phillips

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The Effects of Horticultural Therapy on Students Who Are At-Risk, Jason Thomas

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Cognitive Steps for Solving Technical Problems, Brian Whayland

Master's Projects from 2011

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Methods Used to Integrate STEM Subjects into K-12 Technology Education Classrooms, Matt Basilone

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Effects of Instructional Technology on the Mathematics Achievement of Eighth Grade Students, Paul Burkhart

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STEM Professional Development and Integration in Elementary Schools, Diana Cantu

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Enrollment in Technology Education Based upon Scores in Mathematics and Science, Robert D'Souza

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Apparel and Its Impact on Self-Perception, Autumn Heart

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Influence of Life Skills Training on the Preparedness of Secondary Students Entering Post-Secondary Education and/or the Workforce, Antonio Juarez

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Perceived Needs of Associates of Riding Lawn Equipment, Kimberly Lucado

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Follow-up Study of Management Concepts Courses Taken by Realty Specialists of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic, Sharon Reyes

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Female Perceptions of Technology Education at old Dominion University, Brian Reynolds

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Counterfeit Designers Merchandise's Influence on Consumer's Choice, Jessica Robinson

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Knowledge of Graduates of the Watch Officer/Watch Chief Course, J. Garrett Sullivan

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Comparison of High School Student Armed Forces Qualification Test Scores between New Jersey and the Rest of the United States, Alain Wescott

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United Network for Organ Sharing Members Attitudes and Barriers toward Training, Mary Wyche

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Employer Attitudes toward Hiring First Time Felons in Newport News, Virginia, Adriane Young

Master's Projects from 2010

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Effectiveness of Using Inquiry Based Instruction to Increase Students Performance in High School Biology as Bardwell Institute, Keli Blyth

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Implementation of Pediatric Shoulder Ultrasound at the University of Virginia Medical Center, Amy Dela Cruz

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Effectiveness of Group Instructional Technology Staff Development Versus Individualized Training among Middle and High School Teachers, Tina Evans

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Future of Celestial Navigation and the Ocean-Going Military Navigator, Michael Garvin

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Relationship between High School Students' Use of Cell Phones and iPods and Their Effect on Classroom Grades, Lynsey Gore

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Effects of Jamestown-Yorktown's Educational Program on Fourth Grade Students' Standards of Learning Score in Virginia Studies, Roger Hohensee

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Computer Based Instruction and Its Effects on 21st Century learners, Molly Knaack

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Compliance Safety and Health Officer Apprenticeship Program Expenditure Analysis, Marie Lopez

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Certification Pass Rates of Students Following Multiple Years of Drafting Courses, Austin Mantay

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Computer Applications Training Required in Medical Facilities in Lynchburg, Virginia, Wanda McGee

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Tobacco Indemnification Money and Its Impact on Education in Southwest Virginia, Mark Miller

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Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Hands-On Corrosion Control Training Using Metered Resistance Measurements to Assess Sailors' Comprehension, Douglas Nichols

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Standardization of Learning Management Systems, Deborah J. B. Richard

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Determining Attitudes of Middle School History Teachers toward Integrating Contextual Learning Projects into the Core Curriculum, Amanda Roberts

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Availability of Electronic Copies of Instructional Materials for Career and Technical Education, Farid Safarmamadov

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Perceptions of Company Officer Competency by Firefighters and Company Officers of Norfolk Fire-Rescue, Paul Savage

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Freshmen English Grade Point Average at Piedmont Virginia Community College Correlates to Success on Old Dominion University's Exit Examination of Writing Proficiency, Louise Schatz

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Makeup's Effects on Self-Perception, Lauren Silverio

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Impacts of the STEM Education Movement on Technology Education Ph.D. Graduate Programs, Keith Upchurch

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Employees' Attitudes and Perceptions toward Training Opportunities at Joint Transformation Command-Intelligence Norfolk, Virginia, Kisha Wilkins

Master's Projects from 2009

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A Comparison of Use of Archived Video-Streamed Tapes, Donald Jerry Bartley

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Review of Student Performance in Developmental mathematics Courses Taught at Virginia Western Community College, T. Jonathan Bayer

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Perceptions of Technology Education Supervisors toward Implementation of Engineering by Design Courses in Virginia Public Schools, Terrance Beddow

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Effects of Computer Application Courses on Students at Menchville High School, Wardell Boyle

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Effectiveness of A+ Learning Software in Assisting Students with Learning and Reducing Behavior Problems, Jason Buchanan

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Employees' Attitudes toward Acquiring Progressive Career Opportunities in a Retail Corporate Corporation, Kasana Carter

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Celebrity's Fashion and Beauty Lines Influence on Consumer's Choice, Samantha Corbus

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Succession Planning in Healthcare Organizations, Stephanie Cross

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Primary Factors in Consumer Purchase Decisions of Women's Footwear, Kristen Ducatte

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Assessment of Training Needs for Early/Primary Private School Teachers, Regina Flora

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Virginia Beach Middle School Work and Family Studies Teacher's Implementation of the Virginia Workforce Readiness Lesson Plans, Carole Forbes

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The Effects of the Integrated Learning Environment on Student Performance at the Navy and Marine Corps Intelligence Training Center, Maria Fox

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Implementation of Job Performance Support Training in an Industrial Workplace, Don Garmer

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Relationship between Discipline Referrals in Career and Technical Education as Compared to Core Classes, Kim Genge

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Effects of 4-H Hand-on School Enrichment Lessons on Science Test Scores, Wendy Herdman

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Satisfaction Levels of Piedmont Virginia Community College Students with the Tutoring Services, Michael Kutnak

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Identifying Enrollment Factors at New River Community College, Keith McAllister

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Delta Dental of Virginia and Talent Management, Dawn McCray

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Consumer Behavior and Eco-Friendly Fashion Apparel, Christine Montero

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Attaining Competitive Advantage: The Impact of Using Online Communication Strategies for Healthcare Organizations, Kimberly Morgan

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Correlation between Exit Examination of Writing Proficiency Results and Freshman English grades in Washington State Distance Learning Students, Angela M. Musto

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Effects of Employee Participation and Behavior-Based Safety Programs on OSHA Recordable incident Rates, Andrew Nowicki

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Examination of Instructional Strategies and Teaching Methods Used in Training a Platform Battle Command System to Sustainment Warfighters, Lori Rapovy

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WorkKeys Mathematics Skill-Level Scores as Predictors for Placement into College-Level Mathematics, Wanda Sadler

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Effective Training Methods for Deans and Administrative Managers of Virginia Western Community College, Laura Stevens

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Relationship of Gender to Grades in a General Education Technology Course, Harry Stout

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Effects of an Informal Science Program on the Perceptions of 4-6th Grade Minority Girls toward Science and STEM Careers, Angel Thomas

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Significant Differences between Seventh and Eighth Grade Students Enrolled in Keyboarding to Earn High School Credit, Kellie Wheeler

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Behavior Management Strategies that Reduce Incidents of Students Referrals in Middle School, Robert Wylie Jr.

Master's Projects from 2008

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Business and Industry Training Employment Opportunities, Christie Callahan

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Follow-Up of Danville Community College Networking Track III Graduates form 2005-2007, Steven Carrigan

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A Follow-Up Study of Marketing Education Graduates from Old Dominion University 2001-2007, Meghan Dowd

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An Analysis of Tidewater Community College English Instructors' Attitudes toward Using Instructional Technology, Linda Ferrara

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The Effects of Technology Education on Science Achievement, Jessica L. Filosa

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Employees Attitudes and Perceptions towards Training at Atlantic Container Line in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Colette Harmon

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The Effectiveness of One Week of Remediation for Geometry, Martha L. Hopkins

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A Follow-Up Study of Technology Education Graduates from Old Dominion University 2002-2006, Johnny F. Mack

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The Use or Non-Use of Calculators Affects on Student's Ability to Perform Basic Mathematics Problems, Christina Miles

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Career Placement of Graduates Who Received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Training Specialist, LaTrey E. Myrick