All ODU theses and dissertations since Fall 2016 are available in this collection. To browse dissertations and theses by academic department or program, please go to the Research by College, Department, Center page.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Dissertation: New Methods to Improve Protein Structure Modeling, Maha Abdelrasoul

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Thesis: The Backwoods Stories: A Saga of Fear and Wonder, James McClendon Adams

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Thesis: Local Adaptation Signatures in Thermal Performance of the Temperate Coral Astrangia poculata, Hannah Elise Aichelman

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Thesis: Self-Reported Oral health Assessment and Attitudes Toward Oral Health for Adults With Cystic Fibrosis, Ahmed Ali Almuntashiri

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Dissertation: A Framework for Executable Systems Modeling, Matthew Amissah

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Dissertation: Word Counts in Response to Cognitively Demanding Essay Prompts as Reflections of General Cognitive Ability and Broad Cognitive Abilities, Michael Beaumont Armstrong

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Dissertation: Extended Poisson Models for Count Data With Inflated Frequencies, Monika Arora

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Thesis: Exploring the Association Between How Social Media Affects Attitudes Toward Marijuana Legalization, Troy Adam Aubut II

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Thesis: Detecting Deceptive Impression Management Behaviors in Interviews Using Natural Language Processing, Elena Margaret Lawrence Auer

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Dissertation: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder with Comorbid Anxiety/Depression in Adults: Impacts on Neuropsychological Functioning, Cristina Valdivieso Bain

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Dissertation: Epithelial Sheet Response to External Stimuli, Yashar Bashirzadeh

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Thesis: Civilians on the Battlefield: Creating a Realistic Training Aid for the United States Military, Aaron D. Beam

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Dissertation: When the Wind Blows: An Evaluation of Key Factors that Enabled the Proliferation of Wind Energy Generation in the United States Through 2016, Mary Sodini Bell

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Thesis: Model-Less Fuzzy Logic Control for the NASA Modeling and Control for Agile Aircraft Development Program, Keith A. Benjamin

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Thesis: To Relive the Web: A Framework for the Transformation and Archival Replay of Web Pages, John Andrew Berlin

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Dissertation: Techno-Economic and Life Cycle Assessment of Hydrothermal Processing of Microalgae for Biofuels and Co-Product Generation, Andrew P. Bessette

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Thesis: Anthropomorphically Inspired Design of a Tendon-Driven Robotic Prosthesis for Hand Impairments, Manali Bapurao Bhadugale

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Dissertation: The Influence of Engineers on Public Policy, Sarah Bouazzaoui

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Thesis: Aerothermodynamic Analysis of a Mars Sample Return Earth-Entry Vehicle, Daniel A. Boyd

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Thesis: Sub/Mission, Abigail Naomi Brunt

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Thesis: Exploring Factors That Enhance Career Advancement for African-Americans Across Various Criminal Justice Occupations: A Qualitative Examination, Antonio Jon Bryer

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Thesis: More Than What Meets the Eye: An Examination of Characteristics That Impact Juvenile Justice Detention Decisions, Ashley Maria Buchanan

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Dissertation: Research vs. Reality How School Districts Meet the Developmental Needs of School Principals, Catina Bullard-Clark

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Thesis: Online Social Capital: Social Networking Sites' Influence on Civic and Political Engagement, Charles L. Bush

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Dissertation: Race, Rejection Sensitivity, and Identity Centrality Among Young Sexual Minority Women, Denise M. Calhoun

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Dissertation: The Effects of Selection System Characteristics and Privacy Needs on Procedural Justice Perceptions: An Investigation of Social Networking Data in Employee Selection, Rachel C. Callan

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Dissertation: Predicting Score Change: An Empirical Investigation of Cheating on Unproctored Employment Tests, Katelyn J. Cavanaugh

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Thesis: Safe Passage to the End of Earth, Gregory Martin Chandler

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Thesis: Volterra Series Approximation for Multi-Degree of Freedom, Multi-Input, Multi-Output, Aircraft Dynamics, Alexander J. Chen

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Dissertation: Security Risk Tolerance in Mobile Payment: A Trade-off Framework, Yong Chen

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Dissertation: Contextual Framework of Communications Functions Supporting Complex System Governance, Charles Wesley Chesterman Jr.

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Dissertation: An Examination of Athletic Directors' Perceptions of the Utilization of Athletic Trainers in the Secondary School Setting, Stephanie H. Clines

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Dissertation: A Representation of Tactical and Strategic Precursors of Supply Network Resilience Using Simulation Based Experiments, Yaneth C. Correa-Martinez

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Dissertation: Numerical Framing and Emotional Arousal as Moderators of Review Valence and Consumer Choices, Anh Dang

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Thesis: “For The Homeland”: Die Deutsche Hausfrau and Reader Responses to World War I, Julie Sliva Davis

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Thesis: Supporting Big Data at the Vehicular Edge, Lloyd Decker

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Thesis: Non-Destructive Evaluation for Composite Material, Desalegn Temesgen Delelegn

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Dissertation: Understanding Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge in an Educational Technology Course: A Case Study of Social Studies Preservice Teacher's Beliefs and Dispositions, Mark M. Diacopoulos

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Thesis: The Effects of Rating Source, Rating Target, and Job Position on Ratings of Perceived Training Needs, Phillip Joseph Dillulio

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Dissertation: The Impact of the Number of Dual Enrollment Credits on Racial Minority Students’ Completion Time at Five Virginia Community Colleges, Elizabeth Gardiner Dingess

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Dissertation: Multilevel Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Family Adjustment Measure with Lower-Income, Ethnic Minority Parents of Children with Disabilities, Vanessa Nicole Dominguez-O'Hare

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Dissertation: Ethical Accountability of Licensed Professional Counselors: A Comparative Study of State Regulations and the Effects on Ethical Behavior, Kelly J. Doolan

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Thesis: Differential Gene Expression in Response to Hypoxia and Acidosis in Chest Wall Deformities and Chondrosarcoma, Jamie L. Durbin

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Dissertation: Simplified, Alternative Formulation of Numerical Simulation of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell, Russell L. Edwards

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Dissertation: Risk and Resiliency Factors Affecting the College Adjustment of Students with Intersectional Ethnocultural Minority and LGBTQ Identities, Stacey Christina Fernandes

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Thesis: The Evaluation of Enhancing Biological Phosphorus Removal and Improving Settleability Using Mainstream Hydrocyclones for External Selection, Amanda Carrie Ford

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Thesis: Families Communicating About Health: Conceptualization and Validation of the Family Health Communication Quotient Scale, Erin E. Gafner

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Dissertation: Ion Bunch Formation Strategies for the JLEIC Collider, Bamunuvita Randika Prasad Gamage

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Thesis: Fem Media Matters: An Inqueery Into Campus Sexual Assault, Andrew Kennedy Garber

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Thesis: Improved Thermal Stability of Cesium-Doped Perovskite Films With PMMA for Solar Cell Application, Christine M. Gausin

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Thesis: A Right-Hand Man: A Novel, Christopher Giofreda

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Dissertation: The Importance of Keeping the Big Ones: Harvest Slot Limits and Marine Protected Areas for the Management of the Caribbean Spiny Lobster, Gayathiri Gnanalingam

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Thesis: Sugar Acts, Amanda Raquel Gomez

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Thesis: Are We All #NastyWomen? The Rhetoric of Feminist Hashtags and Respectability Politics, Kimberly Lynette Goode

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Thesis: The Last Cherokee of Blue Ridge, Dexter Benjamin Gore

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Dissertation: A Multi Case Study of Community College Discipline Faculty’s Participation in a Disciplinary Literacy Professional Learning Community, Kristen Howell Gregory

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between Childhood Adversity and Adult Relationship Health for Economically Marginalized, Racially and Ethnically Diverse Individuals, Sandy-Ann M. Griffith

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Thesis: Analysis of Bulk Power System Resilience Using Vulnerability Graph, Md Ariful Haque

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Thesis: Zika Modulates Arthropod Histone Methylation in Mosquito Cells, Telvin Lee Harrell

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Dissertation: Behavioral Determinants of Exercise-Related Injury Prevention Program Participation, Emily M. Hartley

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Thesis: Identifying Marine Key Biodiversity Areas in the Greater Caribbean Region, Michael S. Harvey

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Thesis: Deep Learning for Segmentation Of 3D Cryo-EM Images, Devin Reid Haslam

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Thesis: Distributed Sensing and System Identification of Cantilever Beams and Plates in the Presence of Weak Nonlinearities, Patrick Sean Heaney

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Dissertation: The Impact of Performance-Based Funding on Graduation Rates at Texas State Technical College, Adam Hutchinson

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Thesis: A Dual Resonant Transformer and a Dielectric Antenna for Picosecond Pulse Radiation, Khiem Huynh

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Thesis: Grateful Beneficiaries and Proud Benefactors: A Moderated Mediation Model Relating Supervisors' Gratitude Expression to Employees' Organizational Citizenship Behavior, William Peter Jimenez

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Thesis: IDPAL - Input Decoupled Partially Adiabatic Logic: Implementation and Examination, Kevin A. Johnson

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Dissertation: Motivating and Enabling Factors for Military Service Members Earning a Post-Secondary Degree, Rossie Dean Johnson

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Dissertation: Examining the Association of Environmental Degradation and Poor Cardiovascular and/or Respiratory Health Outcomes in a Disadvantaged Community, Khyati Niranjan Kantaria

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Dissertation: Reimagining the Chalk Talk: Animated Handwriting as a Social Cue to Improve Motivation in Multimedia Video Lessons, Hillary C. Kaplowitz

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Dissertation: Physiological Tremor in Handgun Aiming and Shooting Tasks, Kyle J. Kelleran

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Dissertation: Is There a More Distinct South? Comparing Key’s, Elazar’s and the U.S. Census Bureau’s Version of the South through the Lens of the Affordable Care Act, Robert Christopher Kenter

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Dissertation: Identification and Optimal Linear Tracking Control of ODU Autonomous Surface Vehicle, Nadeem Khan

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Dissertation: Sequence-Based Simulation-Optimization Framework With Application to Port Operations at Multimodal Container Terminals, Mariam Aladdin Kotachi

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Thesis: Girlhood, Tarin Kovalik

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Thesis: Plastics and Microplastics as Vectors for Bacteria and Human Pathogens, Amanda Lee Laverty

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Dissertation: An Exploration of Practicum Students' Experiences of Meaning-Making Through Altruism, Debra Paige Lewis

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Thesis: Current Radiation Safety Practices of United States Dental Hygienists, Kimberly Lintag

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Dissertation: Predicting Effects of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise on Hydrologic Processes in a Mid-Atlantic Coastal Watershed, Rui Li

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Dissertation: Investigating Application of the Self-explanation Learning Strategy During an Instructional Simulation, Paul Michael MacLoughlin

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Dissertation: Predicting First-Year Mathematics Success at the Community College: Modifications on High School Grade Point Average and the Impact of High School Quality, C. Caleb Marsh

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Thesis: Permanent Resident, Joshua McGarry

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Thesis: Advances in Amino Acid Analysis for Marine Related Matrices and Its Application to Coastal Shelf Settings in The Canadian Arctic, Rachel M. McMahon

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Dissertation: Design and Implementation of an Artificial Neural Network Controller for Quadrotor Flight in Confined Environment, Ahmed Mekky

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Dissertation: Constructing an Early Modern Queen: Posturing, Mimicry, and the Rhetoric of Authority, Megan K. Mize

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Thesis: We Are the Bobcats, Jacquelyn Mohan

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Dissertation: Social Construction of Power in Policymaking: A Case of Cybersecurity Articulation Agreements in Virginia, Michael Paul Moore

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Dissertation: FlexStream: SDN-Based Framework for Programmable and Flexible Adaptive Video Streaming, Ibrahim Ben Mustafa

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Thesis: Novel Technique for Gait Analysis Using Two Waist Mounted Gyroscopes, Ahmed Nasr

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Dissertation: Addiction Counselors' Perceptions of Clinical Supervision Practices, Marla Harrison Newby

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Thesis: New Method of Nickel Oxide as Hole Transport Layer and Characteristics of Nickel Oxide Based Perovskite Solar Cell, Loi Nguyen

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Thesis: Characterizing the Activity of Antimicrobial Peptides Against the Pathogenic Bacterium Clostridium Difficile in an Anaerobic Environment, Adenrele Mojeed Oludiran

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Thesis: Flexural Behavior and Strength of Doubly-Reinforced Concrete Beams with Hollow Plastic Spheres, Rutvik R. Patel

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Dissertation: Non-Invasive Picosecond Pulse System for Electrostimulation, Ross Aaron Petrella

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Thesis: Contemporary Russia in America's World: Russian Narratives on Post-Soviet Space, Marianna Portniagina

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Dissertation: Optimization of Top Contact for Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Solar Cells, Grace Cherukara Rajan

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Dissertation: Technology, Institutions and Their Interactions: How Do These Explain E-Participation Degree and Levels? A Cross-Country Analysis, Pragati Rawat

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Dissertation: Generation of Large-Volume Diffuse Plasma by an External Ionization Wave From a Single-Electrode Plasma Jet, Seyed Hamid Razavi Barzoki

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Dissertation: 3D Bioprinting Systems for the Study of Mammary Development and Tumorigenesis, John Reid

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Thesis: Incivility as a Barrier to Embeddedness Among Engineering Students: Does Gender Matter?, Katelyn R. Reynoldson