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

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

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

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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: Pricing the Cloud: An Auction Approach, Yang Lu

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

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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: Topology Control, Scheduling, and Spectrum Sensing in 5G Networks, Prosanta Paul

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Dissertation: Longitudinal Brain Tumor Tracking, Tumor Grading, and Patient Survival Prediction Using MRI, Linmin Pei

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Dissertation: Using the Question-Answer Relationship Strategy to Improve Listening Comprehension in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Lisa A. Phalen

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Dissertation: The Role of the School Administrator in Implementing Communities of Practice to Build Organizational Capacity, Kara L. Plank

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Dissertation: Testing a Model of Sexual Minority Orientation in Individuals With And Without the Broad Autism Phenotype, Lydia Ruth Qualls

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Thesis: Role of Ixodes scapularis Sphingomyelinase-Like Protein (IsSMase) in Tick Pathogen Interactions, Pravesh Regmi

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Dissertation: Virginia Standards of Accreditation: A Case Study Of Sensemaking and Policy Implementation in a School District, Shana Nicole Remian

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Thesis: Clergy & Police a Semiotic Analysis of Clergy on Patrol, Ricardo Estevan Reyes

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Dissertation: Best Practices in Clinical Supervision: What Must Supervisees Do?, Johana Rocha

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Dissertation: Investigating the Feasibility and Stability for Modeling Acoustic Wave Scattering Using a Time-Domain Boundary Integral Equation with Impedance Boundary Condition, Michelle E. Rodio

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Dissertation: Service Learning and the Experiential Learning Cycle in Elementary School, Brittney D. Rose

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Thesis: Personal Beliefs About the Effectiveness of a Primary Seat Belt Law in Virginia Versus North Carolina, Rochelle A. Rushlow

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Dissertation: Truck Trailer Classification Using Side-Fire Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) Data, Olcay Sahin

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Dissertation: An Investigation of the Effect of Chewing on Rhythmic Motor Tasks, Brittany S. Samulski

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Thesis: Through-Thickness Reinforcement and Repair of Carbon Fiber Based Honeycomb Structures Under Flexure and Tension of Adhesively Bonded Joints, Aleric Alden Sanders

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Dissertation: Measuring the Additive Effects of Multimedia Social Cue Principles on Learners’ Cognitive Load, Emotions, Attitude, and Learning Outcomes, Smruti J. Shah

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Dissertation: Diagnostic Studies of Non-Thermal Atmospheric Pressure Nanosecond Plasma Jets, Shutong Song

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Dissertation: Policymakers' Decision-Making: A Critical Policy Analysis on Performance-Based Funding, Laura Rose Inez Soulsby

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Dissertation: Comparison of Motor-Enhanced and Visual-Enhanced Interventions for Grammar in Young Children With Developmental Language Disorder, Alisha P. Springle

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Thesis: Thermal Contact Resistance Measurement and Related Uncertainties, Amanda Elizabeth Stark

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Dissertation: Exploring the Professional Learning Experiences of Adjunct Faculty in an Educational Leadership Preparation Program, Karen M. Swann

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Thesis: Highly Transmissive Scalable Colored Coatings for Architectural Photovoltaic Panels, Akbar Ali Syed

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Thesis: Account Recovery Methods for Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): An Exploratory Study, Lauren Nicole Tiller

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Thesis: What We Do Not Perceive When We Perceive It, Hannah Jane Trammell

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Thesis: Titian’s Poesie: The Visual Allegories of Morality and Religion, Holli M. Turner

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Thesis: PTHR1/SOX9 and IDH1/IDH2 Relative Expression in Primary Chondrocyte and Chondrosarcoma Cells Under the Synergistic Influence of Inducible Hypoxia and Extracellular Acidosis, Kostika Vangjeli

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Thesis: Cultural Capital, Habitus and Academic Achievement, Tevin Vaughan

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Dissertation: Deep Cellular Recurrent Neural Architecture for Efficient Multidimensional Time-Series Data Processing, Lasitha S. Vidyaratne

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Thesis: Diet Analysis of Stranded Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in Virginia, Kristen Marie Volker

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Thesis: A Post-Impact Behavior of Platelet-Based Composites Produced by Compression Molding, Christopher Eugene Ervin Volle

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Thesis: Nonlinearity Index Aircraft Spin Motion Analysis With Dynamic Inversion Spin Recovery Controller Design, Jeffry Walker

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Dissertation: Virtual SATCOM, Long Range Broadband Digital Communications, Dennis George Watson

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Dissertation: The Unheralded Hero: Mid-Level Manager Training and Development in Student Affairs, A Case Study Analysis, Sherri L. Watson

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Dissertation: Comprehensive Designs of Innovate Secure Hardware Devices against Machine Learning Attacks and Power Analysis Attacks, Yiming Wen

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Thesis: Responsible Friend, Nina Correa White

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Dissertation: Measurement of the Photon Beam Asymmetry in γPK+Σ0 at Eγ = 8.5 GeV with GlueX, Nilanga Indrajie Wickramaarachchi

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Thesis: A Study of the Aeroacoustics of Swept Propellers for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Arthur David Wiedemann

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Thesis: Peaceful Collaboration: The Truman Administration's Response to the Costa Rican Revolution of 1948 and the Costa Rica-Nicaragua Crisis of 1948-1949, James Wilkerson

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Dissertation: Impact of School Librarians on Elementary Student Achievement, Lois D. Wine

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Dissertation: Validation Risk Across Hierarchical Models, John B. Young