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 2021

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Thesis: Examining Melt Pond Dynamics and Light Availability in the Arctic Ocean via High Resolution Satellite Imagery, Austin Wesley Abbott

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Dissertation: Effectiveness of College Counseling Interventions in International Student Adjustment to United States Higher Education Systems: A Meta-Analysis, Joshua Ebby Abraham

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Dissertation: Design, Synthesis and Characterization of Carbohydrate Based Macrocycles, Photo Responsive Derivatives, and Glycoconjugates Based Low Molecular Weight Gelators, Surya Bahadur Adhikari

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Dissertation: The Use of Counter Narratives as a Prevention and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) Communications-Based Measure: A Study of Muslim-American Undergraduate Students in Universities and Colleges in California, Mohamed Ahmed

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Dissertation: Tunable Compressive Mechanical Behavior of Ice-Templated Materials, Sashanka Akurati

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Dissertation: Check-in/Check-out to Increase Academic Engagement and Classroom Behavior Among Adolescent Students in Juvenile Detention Centers, Rakan M. Alshammari

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Thesis: The Role of Backreef Soundscapes and their Spatial Structure for Recruitment of Tropical Marine Larvae, Emily R. Anderson

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Dissertation: Electrohydrodynamic Simulations of Capsule Deformation Using a Dual Time-Stepping Lattice Boltzmann Scheme, Charles Leland Armstrong

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Dissertation: “I’m Just a Middleman": A Phenomenological Study of Specialized Literacy Professionals' Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Michelle L. Arnold

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Dissertation: Two Essays on Antecedents and Effects of Board Female Representation Non-Conformity, Fatemeh Askarzadeh

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Dissertation: What Are We Missing?: A Comparison of Experiences of Race-Based Trauma by Black Americans and Black Jamaicans, Bianca R. Augustine

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Dissertation: Enhancing Thermal Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells with a Polymer Through Grain Boundary Passivation, Tanzila Tasnim Ava

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Thesis: Analysis of a Non-Equilibrium Vortex Pair as Aircraft Trailing Vortices, Manuel Ayala

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Dissertation: The Spooky Vein: The Reparative Gothic-Modern in the Works of Richard A.W. Hughes, Corwin R. Baden

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Thesis: Burnout, Self-Efficacy, and Coping Strategies Among College Faculty, Jordan M. Ball

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Dissertation: Computational and Experimental Investigation into the Determinants of Protein Structure, Folding, and Stability in the β-Grasp Superfamily, John T. Bedford II

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Dissertation: COVID-19, Technology, and the Math Classroom: Changes, Obstacles, and Victories Integrating Digitally, Lauren Fifield Bellamy

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Thesis: Indian Media Narratives in Gang Rape, Astha Bhandari

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Thesis: Modeling Interactions in Concentrated Ceramic Suspensions Under AC Electric Field, Naga Bharath Gundrati

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Dissertation: Specification, Control, and Applications of Z-Source Circuit Breakers for the Protection of DC Power Networks, Sagar Bhatta

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Dissertation: Synthesis and Characterization of 4,6-protected Glucosamine Derivatives and Branched Glycoconjugates, Jonathan Bietsch

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Dissertation: Promise, Potential, Opportunity: Successful HBCU Presidential Fundraising Strategies, Felicia D. Blow

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Dissertation: Is It Better to Be Tough, or Is Consistency Key? A Multilevel Analysis Examining the Effects of School Disciplinary Procedures on Perceptions of Climate and Safety Among Students and Teachers, Erica Nicole Bower

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Thesis: On Being Seen or For Those Who Break Like Me, Shanisha K. Branch

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Dissertation: The Puente Project: Bridging the Achievement Gap for Latinx Students, Nelly Fabiola Brashear

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Thesis: Rescripting Father-Daughter Dynamics: New Masculinities and Relational Possibilities in Post-Apocalyptic Video Games, Sarah Mortazavi Brooks

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Thesis: Integrating Empathy Pedagogy with Feminist Thought and Social Justice Praxis, Ashlyn Elizabeth Brown

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Dissertation: Undergraduate Classroom Incivility from the Faculty Perspective, Erin M. Bunton

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Thesis: Stability of Low Crested and Submerged Breakwaters: A Reanalysis and Model Development, Christopher P. Burgess

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Dissertation: Towards an Integrated Assessment of Sea-Level Observations Along the U.S. Atlantic Coast, Brett A. Buzzanga

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Dissertation: Faculty Member Experiences When Identifying and Addressing Prohibited Speech in the Classroom, Scott Jeffrey Bye

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Dissertation: Courageous Endurance: The Lived Experiences of Trans Folx and the Criminal Legal System, April Carrillo

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Dissertation: Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Ion Transport Through Electrically Stressed Biological Membranes, Federica Castellani

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Thesis: Use of an Innovative Simulated-Virtual Training to Improve Dental Hygiene Students’ Self-Reported Knowledge, Attitudes, and Confidence in Providing Care to Child Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Kimberly Frances Cenzon

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Thesis: A New Heuristic Algorithm for Accuracy and Computational Efficiency for Solving Minimum Cost Flow Problems, Timothy Michael Chávez

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Dissertation: Narratives from Appalachia: The Current Stories of LGBTQ Community College Students, Todd A. Cimino-Johnson

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Dissertation: Biophysical Characterization of the Par-4 Tumor Suppressor: Evidence of Structure Outside the Coiled Coil Domain and Interactions with Platinum Chemotherapeutics, Andrea Megan Clark

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Dissertation: The Assessment of Clinical Reasoning in Preceptors Across the Athletic Training Profession, Gary Wayne Cohen Jr.

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Dissertation: Measuring Up: A Case Study of School Finance Equity Among Five Middle Schools, Christen A. Cohoon

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Dissertation: Shipboard Lidar as a Tool for Remotely Measuring the Distribution and Bulk Characteristics of Marine Particles, Brian Leigh Collister

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Dissertation: Making It to the Next Grade: How Elementary School Principals Make Sense of Grade Retention Policies for English Learners, Lynmara Colón

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Dissertation: Institutional Context Drives Mobility: A Comprehensive Analysis of How Academic and Economic Factors Relate to International Student Enrollment at United States Higher Education Institutions, Natalie Irby Cruz

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Dissertation: Improved Strain Gage Instrumentation Strategies for Rotorcraft Blade Measurements, Timothy S. Davis

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Dissertation: Finite Difference Schemes for Integral Equations with Minimal Regularity Requirements, Wesley Cameron Davis

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Dissertation: Protection and Disturbance Mitigation of Next Generation Shipboard Power Systems, Marounfa Djibo

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Dissertation: Application of Optimization Techniques in Corporate Cash Management, Venkateswara Reddy Dondeti

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Dissertation: On the p-Inner Functions of ℓpA, James G. Dragas

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Thesis: Riverology: Promoting Stewardship of Rivers Through Youth Participation in Science and Art, Robin R. Dunbar

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Thesis: An Analysis of Effective Practice Strategies for the Performing Undergraduate University-Level Pianist, Elizabeth Ann Duncan

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Dissertation: School Finance Equity: An Intradistrict Equity Audit, Nicole Kathryn Duplain

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Dissertation: Moderate Heat-Assisted Gene Electrotransfer for Intradermal DNA Vaccination and Protein Replacement Therapy in the Skin, Chelsea Marie Edelblute

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Dissertation: Psychological Factors and Gastrointestinal Symptoms During Running, Alex Michael Ehlert

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Dissertation: Phytoplankton Community Response to Upwelling Events: Distribution and Abundance Investigated Using Genomic Methods, Sveinn V. Einarsson

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Thesis: Predictions of Knee Joint Contact Forces Using Only Kinematic Inputs with a Recurrent Neural Network, Kaileigh Elisabeth Estler

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Dissertation: How Interactions with Staff Relate to Students' Early-Career Success at Small Residential Colleges, Donna L. Fenton

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Dissertation: Perceptions of Secondary Administrators: Looking at Their Experiences and Practices Supporting Science Instruction, Venicia Ferrell

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Dissertation: A Narrative Inquiry of Long-Term Learning Outcomes of Community College Education Abroad, Heidi Fischer

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Dissertation: MOVE: Mobile Observers Variants and Extensions, Ryan Florin

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Dissertation: Two Essays on Corruption, FDI, and Digitalization, Mahdi Forghani Bajestani

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Dissertation: Patient-Perspective Task Performance: Creating Contextually Relevant Student Clinical Training Through the Use of Patient Experience, Candice L. Freeman

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Dissertation: Site Supervisors' Perspectives on Supervision of Counselor Trainees in Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) Settings: A Q Methodology Approach, Yeşim Giresunlu

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Thesis: A Model-Based Systems Engineering Approach to e-VTOL Aircraft and Airspace Infrastructure Design for Urban Air Mobility, Heidi Selina Glaudel

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Thesis: An Experimental Investigation into the Impact of Acute Stress on Alcohol Craving through Implicit Coping Motives, Douglas J. Glenn

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Dissertation: Identification of Opportunity Barriers and Supports for Individuals Using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Stakeholders, Meredith K. Gohsman

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Thesis: The Effects of Depression, Anxiety, and Stress on College Students: Examining the Role of Mental Health Self-Efficacy on Willingness to Engage in Mental Health Services, Leeanna L. Golembiewski

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Thesis: Wrath and Relationships: Homicide Weapon Choice and Victim Offender Relationships, Joseph Gonnella

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Thesis: Mobilizing Discomfort for Water Security as a Human Right: A Newspaper Analysis of Social Conflict in South Africa, Madison Gonzalez

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Dissertation: Building Bridges in First-Year Composition: Investigating the Support of Threshold Concepts in Writing-Related Transfer Across the Curriculum, Elise Antoinette Green

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Dissertation: Wiener-Fliess Composition of Formal Power Series: Additive Static Feedback and Shuffle Rational Series, Subbarao Venkatesh Guggilam

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Dissertation: Exploring the Incongruence Between Traditional Neo-Managerial Norms, the Science of Learning, and the Goals of Social Justice: A Phenomenological Study of Educators Lived Experiences Inside This Paradox, Donica Ouckama Hadley

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Dissertation: Population Dynamics and Dispersal Coalitions in the Cooperatively Breeding Acorn Woodpecker, Natasha Hagemeyer

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Thesis: The Impact of Muscular Strength on Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors, Joel Ernest Harden

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Dissertation: A Grounded Theory Qualitative Study of Assistant Principals as Instructional Leaders in the High School Setting, Mary F. Hardesty

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Dissertation: Institutionalized Perceptions of Student Behavior and the Student Conduct Paradigm Shift in Virginia’s Public Schools, Tiffany D. Hardy

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Dissertation: A Testing and Experimenting Environment for Microscopic Traffic Simulation Utilizing Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, Mahmud Hasan

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Dissertation: Reinterpreted Europe: An Assessment of EU (In) Ability to Deal with Threats to the Rule of Law, Huso Hasanovic

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Thesis: A Leader, a Follower, and Some Humor Walk into a Meta-Analysis: A Review of Positive and Negative Leader Humor, Richard Hayes

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Thesis: CODAR's Surface Flow at the Mouth of the Chesapeake Bay: Relation to Bay's and Atlantic's Forcing, Shelby Kathryn Henderson

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Dissertation: Connectivism: Adopting Quantum Holism in International Relations, Grant Randal Highland

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Dissertation: Students with Orthopedic Impairments' Perspectives Toward Integrated Physical Education, Katherine E. Holland

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Dissertation: Physical Education and Extracurricular Activity Participation of Autistic, Neurodivergent, Disabled Trans Adults, Steven Kelly Holland

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Dissertation: The Impact of a Crisis Intervention Team Program on Psychiatric Boarding, Kurtis Hooks

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Dissertation: Investigating the Role of Denial in Interpersonal Formulations of Binge Eating Among Black and White College Women: An Ecological Momentary Assessment Study, Lindsay Marie Howard

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Dissertation: Development and Applications of Adjoint-Based Aerodynamic and Aeroacoustic Multidisciplinary Optimization for Rotorcraft, Ramiz Omur Icke

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Dissertation: Deep Learning Approaches for Seagrass Detection in Multispectral Imagery, Kazi Aminul Islam

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Dissertation: Experiences of Low-Income Student-Parents at a Community College During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, Marlena Yvonne Jarboe

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Dissertation: A Comparison of Impostor Phenomenon in Community College and Public University Students, Shanda Jenkins

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Dissertation: Quasiclassical Computations of Compton-Scattered Spectra, Erik Scott Johnson

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Dissertation: Examining the Use of Immersive Clinical Experiences in Athletic Training Education, Bailey Christine Jones

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Thesis: Estimating the Risk of Future Plastic Marine Debris Resulting from the Urban Coastal Built Environment, Kelly C. Jones

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Dissertation: Improving Collection Understanding for Web Archives with Storytelling: Shining Light Into Dark and Stormy Archives, Shawn M. Jones

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Thesis: Intention-Behavior Discrepancies for Alcohol Consumption Among College Students, Emily Kaye Junkin

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Thesis: The Effects of Sitting and Standing Hygiene on Posture in Dental Hygiene Students, Taylor Shay Kace

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Thesis: Interpreting Summer in the Parks in the National Capital Area of the National Park Service, Brendan J. Kane

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Dissertation: Lean Application: An Assessment of 5S on Employee Attitudes and Productivity, Nickolaos Dimitrios Karvounis

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Thesis: Emotion Regulation Variability and Relationship Functioning in Emerging Adulthood, Laura B. Kenneally

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Dissertation: Predicting Inattentional Blindness with Pupillary Response in a Simulated Flight Task, Kellie D. Kennedy

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Thesis: A Test of Rad Capture Sequencing on Ethanol-Preserved Centennial and Contemporary Specimens of Philippine Fishes, Madeleine I. Kenton

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Thesis: Quantifying Cyber Risk by Integrating Attack Graph and Impact Graph, Omer F. Keskin

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Dissertation: Anaplasma Phagocytophilum Modulates Mammalian and Arthropod Signaling for Its Survival and Transmission, Supreet Khanal