All ODU theses and dissertations since Fall 2016 are available in this collection. Backfiles to 1976 of dissertations (and some theses) have also been added.

To browse dissertations and theses by academic department or program, please go to the Research by College, Department, Center page.

At some point, backfiles for all master's theses will be scanned and added. In the meantime, consult the library guide for "Dissertations & Theses" to find older items in print.

See the Graduate School site for information on submitting your ETD.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Dissertation: The Influence of Mating Motives on Reliance on Form Versus Function in Product Choice, Seyed Hamid Abbassi Hosseini

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Thesis: Diatom Community Composition Shifts Driven by Coherent Cyclonic Mesoscale Eddies in the California Current System, Zuzanna Maria Abdala

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Dissertation: Predictors of Dental Students’ Behavioral Intention Use of Teledentistry: An Application of the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) Model, Jafar Hassan Alabdullah

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Dissertation: A Framework for Adaptive Capacity in Complex Systems, Abdulrahman Alfaqiri

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Dissertation: The Determinants of Physical Activity, Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose, and Poor Glycemic Control Among Individuals Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes in Saudi Arabia: A Cross-Sectional Study Based on the Saudi Health Interview Survey (SHIS), Mohammed Abdulrahman S. Alsuliman

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Dissertation: Why Do Nonprofits Fail? A Quantitative Study of Form 990 Information in the Years Preceding Closure, MacKenzie Arbogust

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Dissertation: Molecular Spectroscopy: A Study of Molecules in Earth and Planetary Atmospheres, Mahdi Yousefi Atashgah

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Thesis: Deposition and Characterization of Indium Nitride and Aluminum Nitride Thin Films by Reactive Sputtering, Sushma Swaraj Atluri

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Dissertation: A Framework for Verifying the Fixity of Archived Web Resources, Mohamed Aturban

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Dissertation: Role of Anisometric Particles in Ice-Templated Porous Ceramic Structure and Mechanical Properties, Mahesh Banda

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Thesis: Engineering Management Competencies: A Framework for Present and Future Engineering Environments, Christopher Vaughn Barrett

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Dissertation: Morally Injurious Experiences, Trauma-Related Guilt, and Substance Use among Iraq and Afghanistan Combat Veterans, Allison T. Battles

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Dissertation: A Rule Based Control Algorithm for on-Ramp Merge With Connected and Automated Vehicles, Ehsan Beheshtitabar

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Dissertation: Adjunct Faculty Job Satisfaction: Intangible and Financial Factors Affecting the Academic Majority, Courtney Jane Obis Belmonte

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Thesis: Mechanism of Compaction With Wrinkle Formation During Automatic Stitching of Dry Fabrics and the Size Effect of Compression Molded Discontinuous Fiber-Reinforced Composites, Anibal Benjamin Beltran Laredo

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Thesis: Effects of Religion on Crime in Hampton Roads, Alaina Yvonne Bierdz

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Dissertation: The 23: Racial and Other Demographic Differences in the Assignment of Risk Factors for Individuals Found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity in Virginia, Dominique Raquel Blanchette

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Dissertation: Students at a Crossroads: TA Development Across Pedagogical and Curricular Contexts, Cassandra Ann Book

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Dissertation: Black Teachers’ Collective Wisdom as Social Justice Pedagogy: A Black Feminist Narrative Analysis, Jacqueline Cora Boone

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Dissertation: Development and Validation of the Students With Learning Disabilities School Counselor Self- Efficacy Scale: A Psychometric Study, Rawn Alfredo Boulden, Jr.

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Dissertation: Aging, Gait Variability, and Adaptability, Collin Douglas Bowersock

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Thesis: Physical Education Teachers' Attitudes Towards Teaching Zumba to Children With Disabilities, Evelina C. Brandon

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Dissertation: DOD Mission Engineering and Integration Explorative-Exploitative Architecture for Technology Innovation, Jose L. Bricio-Neto

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Thesis: Pueblo Sovereignty and Voting Rights: Miguel Trujillo and a New Tactic for Self-Determination, Alexander Douglas Bright

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Dissertation: Minority Counselor Multicultural Competence in the Current Sociopolitical Climate, Kathleen Brown

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Thesis: Experiences in Physical Education and Sport: The Intersection of Identifying as a Female, an Athlete, and Visually Impaired, Margaret Buckley

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Thesis: Biphasic Gene Electrotransfer Enhances Gene Delivery In Vitro, John Bui

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Dissertation: Neglected Cultural Outcomes That Impact Hispanic-Serving Institution Policymaking, Amanda Kate Burbage

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Thesis: Rotorcraft Blade Angle Calibration Methods, Brian David Calvert Jr.

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Dissertation: Cultural Capital, Habitus, College Persistence and Graduation Among Black Immigrant-Origin Undergraduates: A Basic Interpretive Qualitative Study, Erica M. Richards Chew

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Dissertation: Three Essays on CEO Characteristics and Corporate Bankruptcy, Rajib Chowdhury

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Dissertation: Structural Characterization of Organic Matter in Oil Shales Using Multiple Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Techniques, Wenying Chu

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Dissertation: Terrorists, Zombies, and Robots: The Political Unconscious, Thematics, and Affectual Structures of the Post-9/11 American Fear Narrative, Nathanael J. Cloyd

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Dissertation: Global Language Variation in Online Writing Instructional Spaces: English as a Lingua Franca Among Global Participants in a Massive Open Online Course, Angela May Dadak

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Dissertation: The Effects of CEO Dismissal Risk and Skills on Risky Corporate Decisions and CEO Compensation, Son T. Dang

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Dissertation: A Case Study Exploring the Nature of How Prekindergarten Teachers’ Mathematics Instruction Decisions Relate to Their Mathematics Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Raleta Summers Dawkins

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Dissertation: International Student Recruitment, Retention, and Transfer Efforts at Top Community Colleges Hosting International Students in the United States, Alejandra Diaz-Rangel

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Dissertation: Innovative Approaches in the Discovery of Aquatic Mycobacteriophages, Janis H. Doss

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Dissertation: The Association of the National Assessment of Educational Progress Scores and Variance in State Education Requirements, Patrick M. Doyle

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Dissertation: Simulation and Development of the Radial Time Projection Chamber for the BONuS12 Experiment in CLAS12, Nathan M. Dzbenski

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Dissertation: How Principals Learn to Be Technology Leaders: A Critical Incident Qualitative Study, Leon R. Edwards II

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Dissertation: A Daily Diary Examination of Microaggressions and Alcohol Use Among Emerging Adult Bisexual Women: The Role of Alcohol Demand, Sarah J. Ehlke

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Thesis: A Comparative Approach to Racial Stereotyping in South Africa and the United States and How It Has Obliterated the Black Image, Maylat Tedla Eyob

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Dissertation: Investigating the Impact of the FAVA Well-Being Protocol on Perceived Stress and Psychological Well-Being With At-Promise High School Students, Renee L. Fensom

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Dissertation: Trend Analyses of the Abundances of Atmospheric Molecules, Anton Fernando

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Dissertation: Olfactory Behavioral Responses of Mosquito Vectors to Select Attractants and Floral Scents as Related to Circadian Rhythms and Photoperiod Regimes, Bernadette A. Ferraro

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Dissertation: Investigating a Multimodal Approach to Clinical Diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease, Sean M. Flannery

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Dissertation: The Effects of Interruption Relevance and Complexity on Primary Task Resumption and Mental Demand, Brandon Allan Fluegel

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Thesis: Fighting for Power: Class Conflicts in Political Participation, David Foley

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Dissertation: Mindfulness and Its Impact on Adaptive Coping and Psychological Well-Being: An Intervention for Undergraduate Students, Charles Bradley Freligh

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Dissertation: Helping Employees Help the Environment: An Intervention to Increase Environmental Organizational Citizenship Behaviors (OCB-E) Via a Subtle Stimulus, Rebecca C. Garden

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Dissertation: Towards Dynamic Vehicular Clouds, Aida Ghazizadeh

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Thesis: Lateral-Torsional Instability and Biaxial Flexure of Continuous GFRP Beams Including Warping and Shear Deformations, Waverly G. Hampton

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Dissertation: Autism Spectrum Disorder Students: A Survey of Rural Community College Educators, Pamela Love Hanks

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Thesis: Network Approaches to Elucidate the Determinants of Protein Topology and Stability, Zeinab Haratipour

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Dissertation: Faits Accomplis in the Shadow of Shifting Power, Joshua Adam Hastey

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Thesis: The Effects of Hackberry Psyllids on Refueling Migratory Songbirds and Autumnal Seed Rain, Chance H. Hines

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Dissertation: A Rhetorical Frame Analysis of Palestinian-Led Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Movement Discourse, Jennifer Megan Hitchcock

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Thesis: Attitudes of Virginia Dentists Toward Dental Therapists, Adaira Latrece Howell

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Dissertation: Transformational Leadership Qualities Among Students Within Doctoral Higher Education Leadership Programs, Joshua Lee Howell

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Thesis: The Impacts of Surface Gravity Waves on Buoyant Plume Dilution, Bruce William Husselbee

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Thesis: Compaction and Residual Stress Modeling in Composite Manufactured with Automated Fiber Placement, Von Clyde Jamora

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Thesis: Gender-Specific Mentorship for Collegiate Female Band Directors, Laura M. Johnson

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Dissertation: Retaining Special Education Teachers: The Relationship Between School Leadership and Special Education Teacher Retention in a Low-Income School, Amanda Elizabeth Jones

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Thesis: Assessment of Coordination and Proprioception in Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Taylor Kristina Jones

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Thesis: The Effects of Optimism, Transformational Leadership, and Work Engagement on Work Outcomes: A Moderated Mediation Model, Chad Kenneally

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Dissertation: Lignin: A Likely Precursor of a Significant Fraction of Humic Substances Via Oxidative Transformations, Seyyedhadi Khatami

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Dissertation: Essay 1: How We Feel: The Role of Macro-Economic Sentiment in Advertising Spending-Sales Relationship; Essay 2: It Was the Best of Times; It Was the Worst of Times: The Effect of Emotional Uncertainty and Arousal on Healthy Food Choices, Leila Khoshghadam

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Dissertation: The Accumulation of IT Capability And Its Long-Term Effect on Financial Performance, Jin Ho Kim

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Dissertation: Governance Impact on Public-Private Partnerships for Member Countries of the World Bank Group, Kouliga Koala

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Thesis: Trajectory Simulation With Battery Modeling for Electric Powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Ege Konuk

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Dissertation: A Quest to Identify the Emerging Leadership Skills in VUCA World and Investigation of Their Applications in Various Organizational Levels and Security Environments, Ali Can Kucukozyigit

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Dissertation: Student Success Coaching in Virginia Community Colleges, Angela Lawhorne

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Dissertation: The Impact of Moderate Physical Activity and Student Interaction on Retention at a Community College, Anne Leavy-Prial

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Thesis: Effects of Transparency and Haze on Trust and Performance During a Full Motion Video Analysis Task, Sarah C. Leibner

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Thesis: Popular Television’s Health and Safety Message: What Has Changed in the Past Generation?, Heather Ann Leon

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Dissertation: D-Vine Pair-Copula Models for Longitudinal Binary Data, Huihui Lin

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Dissertation: Three Essays on the Roles of Review Valence and Conflict in Online Relationships, Ran Liu

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Dissertation: Two Essays on the Microstructure of the Housing Market: Agents' Diffused Effort and Sellers' Behavior Bias, Zhaohui Li

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Dissertation: Two Essays on CEO Overconfidence in Relation to Speed of Adjustment of Firm Financial Policy and CEO Inside Debt, Xiang Long

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Dissertation: Deep Learning for Remote Sensing Image Processing, Yan Lu

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Dissertation: Pricing the Cloud: An Auction Approach, Yang Lu

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Thesis: Coping Self-Efficacy as a Potential Moderator of the Relationship Between Sexual Orientation and Negative Mental Health Outcomes, James M. Macchia

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Dissertation: Enhanced Model of Collaboration and Social Capital: Hampton Roads All Hazards Advisory Committee: A Replication Study, Adale M. Martin

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Thesis: Counterpublics, Abled Sex, and Crip Discourses on Twitter: A Discourse Analysis of Conversations of Sexuality and Disability, Claudia Garcia Mendoza

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Dissertation: Two Essays on Consumer Envy, Murong Miao

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Thesis: Flexible Electrochemical Lactate Sensor, Peyton Miesse

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Thesis: "In-Betweening" Disney: An Animated History of Hollywood Labor and Ideological Imagineering, 1935-1947, Bradley Edward Moore

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Thesis: Being Listened to With Empathy: The Experience and Effect for Emerging and Middle-Aged Adults, Elizabeth (Casey) Moore

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Dissertation: Leveraging Maternal Rhetoric, Space, and Experience: La Leche League's Emergence as a Counterpublic, Jenny Lynn Moore

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Dissertation: "Meet Me at the 50": A Critical Discourse Analysis of How Higher Education Curriculum Is Meeting the Needs of Black, Male Student-Athletes, Julia Diane Morris

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Dissertation: Predicting the Likelihood of Dating Violence Perpetration in a Sample of Women: Unidirectional Versus Bidirectional Violence, Elaine Mae Murphy

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Dissertation: Possible Self Dynamics of Community College Students Engaged in 3D Printing in Informal Environments, Lawrence Ralph Nightingale Jr.

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Dissertation: Secure Mobile Computing by Using Convolutional and Capsule Deep Neural Networks, Rui Ning

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Dissertation: Bootstrapping Web Archive Collections From Micro-Collections in Social Media, Alexander C. Nwala

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Thesis: Two Essays on Negotiations Between Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors, Aydin Selim Oksoy

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Thesis: Impedance Analysis of Tissues in nsPEF Treatment for Cancer Therapy, Edwin Ayobami Oshin

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Dissertation: Mental Health Counselors' Perceptions on Preparedness in Integrated Behavioral Healthcare in Underserved Areas, Kyulee Park

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Dissertation: Group Treatment Effectiveness for Substance Use Disorders: Abstinence vs. Harm Reduction, Jill D. Parramore

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Thesis: Do Different Pathologies Affect the Relationship Between the Stiffness of the Plantar Fascia and the Function of the MTP Joint?, Madeline Ryan Pauley