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.

Back files of theses and dissertations are being added to this collection. In the meantime, consult the library guide for "Dissertations & Theses" to find older items in print or available through ProQuest.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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

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

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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: 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: 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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Thesis: Girlhood, Tarin Kovalik

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

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Thesis: We Are the Bobcats, Jacquelyn Mohan

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

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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: 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: 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

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Dissertation: Throw Me a Lifeline: A Comparison of Port Cities with Antithetical Adaptation Strategies to Sea-Level Rise, Claudia Marie Risner

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Thesis: Museum of Unforeseen Circumstances, Ethan Forrest Ross

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Dissertation: The Effect of the Behavioral Analysis Feedback Model on Improving Performance of Nursing Students During Clinical Rotations, Melanie Elizabeth Ross

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Dissertation: The Relationship Between Course Delivery Mode and Location with Course Success for Dual Enrolled Students, Dean Morris Roughton

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Thesis: A Cost Effective Design for a Propeller Thrust/Torque Balance, Nicholas Barrett Sadowski

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Dissertation: Leveraging Resources on Anonymous Mobile Edge Nodes, Ahmed Salem

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Dissertation: Punishment as Pedagogy: An Exploration of the Disciplinary Alternative School, Kaitlyn J. Selman

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Dissertation: Instructional Designer Awareness and Application of Strategies to Manage Cognitive Load, Justin A. Sentz

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Dissertation: An Examination of the Key Features of Salman Rushdie’s Historiographic Metafiction: A Possible Worlds Theory Approach, George Shamshayoodeh

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Dissertation: Understanding the Mechanical Behavior of Costal Cartilage at Their Curved Exterior Surface Via a Tactile Sensor with a Built-In Probe for Distributed-Deflection Detection, Jiayue Shen

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Dissertation: Exploring the Effects of Pacing in Community College Courses, Robin Dillon Shepherd

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Thesis: The “Trump Effect?” Challenges to the United States Hegemony in Higher Education Cross-Cultural Exchange: A Case Study of International Students at Old Dominion University, Raven Alexandra Showalter

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Dissertation: A Multi-Level Longitudinal Investigation of Transformational Leadership Influence on Team Members Development in Engineering Project Teams, Nathapon Siangchokyoo

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Thesis: Fishery Interaction Modeling of Cetacean Bycatch in the California Drift Gillnet Fishery to Inform a Dynamic Ocean Management Tool, Nicholas B. Sisson

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Dissertation: Study of ABC Membrane Transporters in Single Live Cells, Preeyaporn Songkiatisak

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Dissertation: The Effect of Emotive Content on Knowledge Acquisition and Ethical Sense Making Using an Ill-Structured Case Example, Tina M. Souders

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Thesis: Learn-To-Fly Control System Design, Alexander Brent Streit

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Dissertation: Policing the Drinking Community: An Assessment of the Criminal Justice Response to Drunk Driving and Alcohol Related Crashes (1985 -2014), Richard James Stringer

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Dissertation: Case Study on the Development of Engineering Design Modification Projects for U.S. Nuclear Power Plants: A Knowledge Retention Tool in Support of the Longevity and Resilience of the Nuclear Power Industry, Pamela M. Torres-Jiménez

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Dissertation: Psychosocial Determinants of Medication Adherence among HIV-Positive Individuals in Mexico City, Anthony Vajda

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Thesis: Modeling Effects of Rainwater Harvesting Systems on Water Yield Increase and Non-Beneficial Evaporation Reduction to Sustain Agriculture in a Water-Scarce Region of China, Tennille Wade

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Dissertation: School Leaders’ Conceptualizations of Teacher Care for African American Middle School Students, Violet Keene Whiteman

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Dissertation: Access with Progress: A Comparative Analysis on the Co-Requisite Model of Developmental Acceleration, Christopher Sean Wikstrom

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Thesis: The Kosovo Moment: The United States and the Post-Cold War Balkans, Visar Xhambazi

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Dissertation: Two Essays on Value Co-Creation, Hangjun Xu

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Dissertation: Investigation of Microfluidic Kelvin Water Dropper and Its Applications in Contact and Contactless Electrowetting, Elias Yazdanshenas

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Thesis: Scrapbook Interviewing: Exploring Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder’s Experiences in Physical Education, Amanda Yessick

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Dissertation: Tracing the Genetic Footprints of the Redbelly Yellowtail Fusilier, Caesio Cuning, Across Multiple Spatial and Evolutionary Scales, Amanda Susanne Ackiss

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Dissertation: Leader-Parent Relationships in the Early Childhood Education Context: An Exploration of Testimonial and Epistemic Justice, Shirley Eileen Adams

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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: Algorithms for Constructing Vehicle Trajectories in Urban Networks Using Inertial Sensors Data from Mobile Devices, Umana Ahmed

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Dissertation: Alcohol and Substance Use Knowledge, Attitudes, Subjective Norms, Self-Efficacy, Perceived Behavioral Control, and Behavioral Intentions Among Omani College Students, Muna S. Bait Ajzoon

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Thesis: Diffusion Modeling of Impurities Through the Molybdenum Back Contact of CIGS Solar Cells, Chinedum John Akwari

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Dissertation: SenSys: A Smartphone-Based Framework for ITS applications, Abdulla Ahmed Alasaadi

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Dissertation: Healthcare Outcomes and Resource Utilization Associated with Neonatal Hypoglycemia: Analysis of Data from the HCUP Kid’s Inpatient Database, Brook T. Alemu

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Dissertation: ItsBlue: A Distributed Bluetooth-Based Framework for Intelligent Transportation Systems, Ahmed Awad Alghamdi

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Dissertation: Diffusion of Renewable Energy Policies, Khatera Alizada

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Thesis: Role of Requirements Engineering in Software Project’s Success, Sujatha Alla

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Dissertation: When I See My Face: Painting the Portrait of Black Women Leaders in the U.S. Federal Government, Antoinette LaVawn Allen

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Dissertation: R&D of a High-Performance DIRC Detector For a Future Electron-Ion Collider, Stacey Lee Allison

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Dissertation: Two Essays on Forced CEO Turnover During Envy Merger Waves, and Dividends, Bader Almuhtadi

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

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Dissertation: Impact of Leadership Styles on Entrepreneurs' Business Success, Hona Amer

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Dissertation: Co-Enrolling Students in Math Remediation and College-Level Math in a Community College System, Peter Thomas Anderson

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Dissertation: Study of Modified Deposition Process for Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Solar Cell Back Contact, Tasnuva Ashrafee

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Thesis: Virtual Substrate Synthesis for Low-Cost High Efficiency III-V, Sean J. Babcock

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Dissertation: The Role of Consumer Ethnocentrism on the Effects of Domestic vs Foreign Product Failure on Post Consumption Emotions and Complaint Behaviors, Kittinand Bandhumasuta