In Spring 2015, ODU began an electronic thesis and dissertation program. All electronic theses and dissertations from this point will be available here.

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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: 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

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Dissertation: Effects of Carboxylated Nanodiamonds on Macrophages During and After Differentiation, Maisoun E. Bani Hani

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Thesis: An Investigation into the Potential Benefits of Distributed Electric Propulsion on Small UAVS at Low Reynolds Numbers, Engin Baris

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Dissertation: Nuclear Chiral Axial Currents and Applications to Few-Nucleon Systems, Alessandro Baroni

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Dissertation: Threat or Challenge? Intensified Job Demands and the Moderating Effect of Differentiated Transformational Leadership, Benjamin Bass

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Dissertation: Learning While Using an Instructional Simulation, Tayyaba Batool

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Dissertation: High Resolution Spectra of Carbon Monoxide, Propane and Ammonia for Atmospheric Remote Sensing, Christopher Andrew Beale

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Thesis: Unconditional Positive Regard, Tyler Beckett

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Dissertation: The Effects of Delay and Probabilistic Discounting on Green Consumerism, Blake J. Bent

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Thesis: Study of a High-Efficient Wide-Bandgap DC-DC Power Converter for Solar Power Integration, Yashwanth Bezawada

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Thesis: Population Structure of Lethrinus Lentjan (Lethrinidae, Percoidei) Across the South China Sea and the Philippines Is Detected With Lane-Affected RADSeq Data, Ellen E. Biesack

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Dissertation: Creativity and Innovation Through the Job Demands-Resources Model, Nathan Haugejorde Bjornberg

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Dissertation: Varying Feedback Strategy and Scheduling in Simulator Training: Effects on Learner Perceptions, Initial Learning, and Transfer, Sonya Bland-Williams

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Thesis: Working Together: Examining the Effects of Parental and Community Involvement in Schools on School Delinquency, Erica Nicole Bower

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Dissertation: When it is Troublesome to Do Right: A Narrative Analysis of the Continual Censorship and “Sivilizing” of Huckleberry Finn, Angela P. Branyon

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Thesis: A Comparative Study of the Effects of External Selection on Settleability and Formation of Aerobic Granular Sludge, Tyler A. Brickles

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Dissertation: Higher Education Distance Advising in the 21st Century: Distance Learning Students' and Advisors' Perceptions, Brooke Lambert Brown

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Dissertation: Cross-Racial Trust Factors: Exploring the Experiences of Blacks Who Have Had White Mentors in the Counseling Profession, Eric Montrece Brown

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Thesis: Modification of Deposition Process Parameters for Uniform Indium Layer Deposition, Isaac Butt

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Thesis: Precipitation and Sea Level Rise Impacts on Groundwater Levels in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Brett A. Buzzanga

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Dissertation: Effects of a Collaborative Care for Depression Intervention on Health Service Utilization and Depression Severity, Girlyn Arganza Cachaper

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Dissertation: Learning While Leading: A Multiple Case Study of Principals' Ways of Knowing, Marsha Caudill Cale

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Thesis: Strawberries (Frag X Anan) Are Bigger When Native Mason Bees (Osmia lignaria) Are Experimentally Added to Small Farms, Laura A. Campbell

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Thesis: Social Controls Through the Mirror of Columnists' Narratives: A Content Analysis for Framing in Media, Daphne Canan

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Dissertation: A Hilbert Space Geometric Representation of Shared Awareness and Joint Decision Making, Mustafa Canan

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Dissertation: Going the Extra Mile: Successful Transfer of Latino/Latina Students from Two-Year Institutions to Four-Year, Christopher S. Card

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Dissertation: An Analysis of Factors that Impact Diffusion and Adoption of Digital Badges, Kimberly L. Carey

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Dissertation: Personality, Motivation, and Internet Gaming Disorder: Understanding the Addiction, Kristy L. Carlisle

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Dissertation: The Impact of Help-Self and Help-Others Appeals Upon Participation in Clinical Research Trials, Susan Lewis Casey

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Dissertation: An Investigation into Perceived Productivity and Its Influence on the Relationship Between Organizational Climate and Affective Commitment, Kaitlynn Marie Castelle

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Dissertation: Crabbing System for an Electron-Ion Collider, Alejandro Castilla

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Thesis: Vulnerability Assessment of Critical Bridges in the Hampton Roads Region of Virginia to Storm Surge Flooding under Sea Level Rise, Luca Castrucci

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Dissertation: Is Every Tweet Created Equal? A Framework to Identify Relevant Tweets for Business Research, Thad Chee

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Dissertation: Enhancement of Thermoelectric Properties of ALD Synthesized PbTe and PbSe by Phonon Engineering, Xin Chen

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Dissertation: Enhancing Early Interventionists' Abilities to Support Caregiver Learning through Multi-component, Technology-mediated Inservice Professional Development, Dana C. Childress

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Dissertation: International Students’ Satisfaction with Educational Service Augmenters and Their Adjustment to the U.S. Higher Education Institutions, Cong Cong

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Dissertation: Reconceptualizing the Work of a Content Provider for an Online Audience: A Case Study for How Pedagogical Strategies Can Provide Models of Engagement for Producers of Entertainment, Diane Cooke

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Thesis: Algorithm Controls: An Examination of Ethos, Agency, and Interfaces in the Fallout Series, Daniel Cox

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Dissertation: Measuring Outcomes in Competence and Confidence in Clinical Skills Through the Use of Standardized Patients, Jennifer W. Cuchna

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Dissertation: Jointness, Culture, and Inter-Service Prejudice: Assessing the Impact of Resident, Satellite, and Hybrid Joint Professional Military Education II Course Delivery Methods on Military Officer Attitudes, Charles Mark Davis

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Thesis: Intersexion, Cynthia Davis

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Dissertation: Sense of Belonging, Emotion Regulation, Perceived Social Support and Mental Health among College Students, Sara Bock Davis

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Thesis: Determining Critical Internesting and Foraging Habitats for the Conservation of Sea Turtles in Gabon, Africa Using Satellite Tracking and Stable Isotope Analysis, Tiffany M. Dawson

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Dissertation: Inverse Compton Light Source: A Compact Design Proposal, Kirsten Elizabeth Deitrick

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Dissertation: Indigenous Knowledge Centers (IKC): Strong Medicine on Higher Education Campuses, Melissa Delikat

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Dissertation: Alicyclic and Aromatic Carboxylic Acids in Soil Organic Matter: An Investigation of Potential Origin and Association with Plutonium Using Advanced Analytical Techniques, Nicole DiDonato

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Dissertation: Unmet Needs And Service Utilization by Informal Caregivers, Ryan Marie Diduk-Smith

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Dissertation: Three Essays on Mutual Funds, Fund Management Skills, and Investor Sentiment, Feng Dong

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Dissertation: Finite Element Modeling Driven by Health Care and Aerospace Applications, Fotios Drakopoulos

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Dissertation: An Analysis of the Impact of Early Alert on Community College Student Persistence in Virginia, Lori Jean Dwyer

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Dissertation: A Delphi Study of Aviation Maintenance Experts' Recommendations for a Model School Curriculum, Fred D. Dyen

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Thesis: Black Gold: Molly Maguireism, Unionism, and the Anthracite Labor Wars, 1860-1880, Samantha Edmiston

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Dissertation: Endpoints After Empire: Explaining Varying Levels of Democracy in Post-Communist Europe, William John Eger Jr.

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Thesis: Test of New Readout Electronics for the BONuS12 Experiment, Mathieu Ehrhart

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Dissertation: Behavior and Strength of RC Spandrel Members Under Unsymmetrical Bending and Torsion Including CFRP Retrofitting, Muhammad Fahim

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Thesis: A Correlational Study of SansEC Sensors’ Electric Field Distribution on Lightning Attachment, Kayla M. Farrow

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Dissertation: Emergency Diesel-Electric Generator Set Maintenance and Test Periodicity, Stephen John Fehr

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Dissertation: Using Pre-Calculus and Calculus Student Work to Examine Student Problem Solving Abilities in Online and Face-to-Face Mathematics Courses, Sarah Catherine Ferguson

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Dissertation: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach to the Maritime Security Risk of Piracy and Lessons Learned From Agent-Based Modeling, Joanne Marie Fish

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Thesis: The Effect of Interruptions During a Laparoscopy Skills Training Task, Brandon Allan Fluegel

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Thesis: Intercultural Communication Training and Law Enforcement Officers: A Career-Span Analysis and Education Agenda, Amanda M. Franco

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Thesis: Characterization of 3-Ester and 3-Carbamate Derivatives of N-Acetyl-D-Glucosamine and Their Use in Controlled Drug Delivery, Consuelo Garcia

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Thesis: Initiating Event Analysis of a Lithium Fluoride Thorium Reactor, Nicholas Charles Geraci

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Dissertation: The Treatment of Ethnic Minorities in Democratizing Muslim Countries: The Securitization of Kurds in Turkey Versus the Autonomization of Acehnese in Indonesia, Maurizio Geri

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Dissertation: Student Global Mobility: An Analysis of International STEM Student Brain Drain, Margaret E. Gesing

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Thesis: Healthy Living and Other Electives, Lamar Giles

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Thesis: Impact of a Localized Lean Six Sigma Implementation on Overall Patient Safety and Process Efficiency, Luvianca G. Gil-Moreno

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Dissertation: BBC News: Defining Britishness in the Early Twenty-First Century, Christine Gilroy-Reynolds

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Dissertation: The Effect of "Casitas" on Lobster Biology and Fishery Sustainability in the Bahamas, Lester George Gittens

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Thesis: Recurrent Neural Networks and Matrix Methods for Cognitive Radio Spectrum Prediction and Security, Alexander M. Glandon

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Dissertation: A Dirty Dilemma: Determinants of Electronic Waste Importation, Jamila N. Glover

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Dissertation: An Examination of African American Male Students’ Perceptions of Academic Success and Their Experiences at the Community College, Shashuna Jenean Gray

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Dissertation: Empty Chair at the Table: Bargaining, Costs and Litigation at the World Trade Organization, Felicia Anneita Grey

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Dissertation: Adjusting to Community College as an International Student in Appalachia, Deirdre T. Guyton

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Dissertation: Analysis of Virginia Barrier Island Shoreline Movement and Correlations to Sea Level, Wave Height Changes, and Teleconnection Patterns, James Daniel Haluska

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Dissertation: Leadership Competency Perceptions of Rural Community College Presidents in the Coastal Southeast Region, Keith A. Harkins

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Dissertation: Assessing Learning Strategies with an Educational Video, David James Harrison

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Thesis: Americans’ Willingness to Communicate With Mexican Immigrants: Effects of Ethnocentrism and Immigration Status, Stephanie Leanne Harris

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Dissertation: Protective Factors Against Peer and Social Media Sex Messages: The Moderating Role of Parental Influences on African American Emerging Adult Students' Sexual Behaviors, Jacqueline Eunice Haywood

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Thesis: Groundwater and Tidal Controls on Wetland Hydrology, Julie J. Metz Wetland Mitigation Bank, Woodbridge, Virginia, Benjamin Stuart Hiza

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Dissertation: Factors Influencing Health Outcomes Across the Least, Average and Healthiest States in America, Somayeh Hooshmand

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Thesis: A Low Cost Inflatable CubeSat Drag Brake Utilizing Sublimation, Adam Charles Horn