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.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Thesis: Developing Algorithms to Detect Incidents on Freeways From Loop Detector and Vehicle Re-Identification Data, Biraj Adhikari

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Dissertation: Exploring the Lived Experiences of Career Oriented Military Spouses Pursuing Education for Career Advancement, Melody D. Agbisit

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Thesis: Acculturation: Friend or Foe of the Career Aspirations and Educational Aspirations and Expectations of Hispanic Youth?, Kyhara Nathalia Aguilera

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Thesis: Pangaea, Nishat Manzoor Ahmed

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Dissertation: Expanding the Usage of Web Archives by Recommending Archived Webpages Using Only the URI, Lulwah M. Alkwai

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Dissertation: Copula-Based Zero-Inflated Count Time Series Models, Mohammed Sulaiman Alqawba

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Dissertation: The Impact of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructive Surgery on Neuromotor Function, Cortney Noel Armitano

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Dissertation: Evaluating Stakeholder Bias in Stakeholder Analysis In Social Media, Ahmad A. Bajarwan

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Dissertation: Latent Choice Models to Account for Misclassification Errors in Discrete Transportation Data, Lacramioara Elena Balan

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Dissertation: Principal Influence on Collective Efficacy: A Single Case Study Looking at Principal Efficacy Influence on an Elementary School Through the Perspective of Teachers, Jennifer Anne Banks

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Dissertation: Two Essays on Bitcoin Price and Volume, Mohammad Bayani Khaknejad

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Dissertation: Reshaping Counselor Education: The Identification of Influential Factors on Multisystemic Therapy, T'Airra C. Belcher

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Thesis: Radio Frequency Toolbox for Drone Detection and Classification, Abdulkabir Bello

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Thesis: Characterization and Optimization of a Propeller Test Stand, Colin Bruce Leighton Benjamin

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Thesis: Hyperborean Habits and Melting Ice: The Normalization of Arctic Space and Resurgent National Identity, Ian Birdwell

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Dissertation: An Analysis of the Differences Between Non-Profit Board Members According to the Method by Which Non-Profit Board Positions Are Acquired, Patricia N. Birungi

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Thesis: Solid State Polyaniline Supercapacitors Based on Electrodes Fabricated with Electropolymerization, Jonathan R. Blincoe

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Dissertation: An Investigation of Posttraumatic Growth Experienced By Parents After a Miscarriage, Barbara Elizabeth Powell Boyd

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Thesis: Persistence of Depositional Features in a Strongly Seasonal, Tide-Dominated Delta, Kallie Flaxington Brown

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Dissertation: An Examination of Personality Traits as a Predictor of the Use of Self-Regulated Learning Strategies, Jacqueline L. Bruso

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Dissertation: The Psychometric Properties of the School Counseling Internship Competency Scale, Melanie Ann Burgess

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Thesis: Anticipated vs Experienced Work-Family Conflict: Newcomer Expectations and Early Socialization Outcomes, Seterra D. Burleson

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Dissertation: Identifying the Strengths and Weaknesses of Over-the-Shoulder Attack Resistant Prototypical Graphical Authentication Schemes, Ashley Allison Cain

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Thesis: Design, Implementation, and Analysis of Electrical System Architecture for CubeSat to Ground Communications, Anthony G. Cappiello

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Thesis: Spiraling, Madeline Flynn Carey

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Thesis: Submarine Groundwater Discharge in the Southern Chesapeake Bay: Constraints From Numerical Models, Charles Louis Carlson

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Dissertation: Adaptive Leadership Approaches in Online Education: A Study of Trust Creation and Change Management in Higher Education, Andrew R. Casiello

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Thesis: A Dual Nanostructured Approach to SERS Amenable to Large-Scale Production, Kory Brian Castro

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Dissertation: An Exploration of the Relationships Between Sense of Community, Park Benefits, and Neighborhood Park Use, Kimberly Tilford Centers

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Dissertation: Success Factors Impacting Artificial Intelligence Adoption --- Perspective From the Telecom Industry in China, Hong Chen

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Dissertation: The Women of Explosive Ordnance Disposal: Cyborg, Techno-Bodies, Situated Knowledge, and Vibrant Materiality in Military Cultures, April Michelle Cobos

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Thesis: Examining Self-Contained and Integrated Physical Education Experiences Among Individuals with Visual Impairments, Rebecca Coffey

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Dissertation: Resilience for Asynchronous Iterative Methods for Sparse Linear Systems, Evan Coleman

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Thesis: Comparing the Effects of Mental Workload Between Visual and Auditory Secondary Tasks During Laparoscopy, James P. Corcoran

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Dissertation: Assessing the Relationship Between Flood Risk Perceptions and Adaptive Behaviors of Households, Dontá Council

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Thesis: A Design of Inductive Coupling Wireless Power Transfer System for Electric Vehicle Applications, Sarika Reddy Daida

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Dissertation: An Investigation of General Criteria for Assessing Space Flight Systems of Diverse Mission Concept Designs, Cindy L. Daniels

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Dissertation: Knowledge Sharing and Creative Confidence in Promoting Employees’ Creative Behavior, Elnaz Dario

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Dissertation: High School Student Attributions, Interest, and Self-Efficacy in Fitness Testing, Summer Davis

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Dissertation: An Exploration of Professional Preparedness of Instructional Designers to Evaluate, Philena V. DeVaughn

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Dissertation: Endogenous Force Transmission Between Epithelial Cells and a Role for α-Catenin, Sandeep Dumbali

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Dissertation: Highly Accurate Fragment Library for Protein Fold Recognition, Wessam Elhefnawy

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Thesis: Teacher and Child Interaction: The Effects of Familial Distress, Child Behavior, and Teacher Perceptions, Jessekah R. Ennis

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Dissertation: Collaboration and Community in Undergraduate Writing Synchronous Video Courses (SVCs), Kimberly Fahle

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Dissertation: Scalable Parallel Delaunay Image-to-Mesh Conversion for Shared and Distributed Memory Architectures, Daming Feng

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Thesis: Sidestream RAS Fermentation for Stable Bio-P Combined with Short Cut Nitrogen Removal in an A/B Process, Lindsey Elise Ferguson

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Thesis: Interpreting the Other: Natives, Missionaries, and Colonial Authority In New England, 1643-1675, Violet Galante

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Dissertation: Intersectional Identities and Microaggressions: The Experience of Transgender Females, Cory Daniel Gerwe

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Thesis: A Framework for Test & Evaluation of Autonomous Systems Along the Virtuality-Reality Spectrum, Nathan D. Gonda

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Thesis: Design and Manufacture of an Inertial Cascade Impactor for Industrial Hygiene Purposes, Hector Joel Gortaire

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Thesis: “Mixed Up in the Coal Camp”: Interethnic, Family, and Community Exchanges in Matewan During the West Virginia Mine Wars, 1900-1922, Lela Dawn Gourley

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Dissertation: Supplemental Instruction, Calibration, and Self-Efficacy: A Path Model Analysis, Jennifer Leigh Grimm

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Dissertation: The Impact of State Equity Standards on Leaders' Espoused Beliefs About Social Justice, Amanda Hadgraft

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Dissertation: Optimization of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGV) Fleet Size With Incorporation of Battery Management, Ahmed Hamdy

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Dissertation: The Challenges Facing Women Leaders in Mid-Level Positions at Urban Community Colleges, Kia L. Hardy

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Thesis: Emergency Departments and Care for Marginalized Populations, Irvin B. Harrell

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Thesis: Harbored: Like Museums, Videogames Aren't Neutral, Stephanie Hawthorne

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Dissertation: Rhetorical Agency in Algorithm-Centered Digital Activity: Methods for Tracing Agency in Online Research, Daniel L. Hocutt

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Dissertation: Residential Mobility and the Underclass: Impact of Moving in the 'Hood, Michael A. Hollingsworth

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Dissertation: Using Feature Extraction From Deep Convolutional Neural Networks for Pathological Image Analysis and Its Visual Interpretability, Wei-Wen Hsu

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Thesis: Nutrient Controls Over Cyanobacterial Synthesis of the Neurotoxin β-N-Methylamino-L-Alanine (BMAA) and Its Potential Accumulation in the Blue Crab (Callinectes Sapidus), Madeline M. Hummel

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Thesis: Effects of Prison Program Participation on Recidivism Outcomes, Jordan Jakobs

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Thesis: Who Receives More Family Related Support in the Workplace? A Meta-Analysis of Gender Differences in Family Related Support, Daroon M. Jalil

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Dissertation: Mothers’ Voices in Early Childhood Education: A Dual Case Study of Resettled Refugee Mothers’ Perspectives, Rebecca John

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Dissertation: Study of the Effects of Silver Ions and Silver Nanoparticles on Embryonic Development, Martha Sharisha Johnson

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Thesis: Off Axis Compressive Response of Ice-Templated Ceramics, Rahul Kumar Jujjavarapu

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Dissertation: Effect of Alkali on the Efficiency and Reliability of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Solar Cells, Shankar Karki

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Dissertation: A Data-Driven Approach for Modeling Agents, Hamdi Kavak

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Dissertation: Aggregating Private and Public Web Archives Using the Mementity Framework, Matthew R. Kelly

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Dissertation: Examining the Relationship Between Expectancy-Value Motivation, Barriers, and Physical Activity Engagement Among Adults with Visual Impairments, Tiffany Nicole Kirk

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Thesis: Unsupervised-Learning Assisted Artificial Neural Network for Optimization, Varun Kote

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Thesis: Must Stay Woke: Black Celebrity Voices of Dissent in the Post Post-Racial Era, Lily Kunda

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Dissertation: Building Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy (ESE): How Undergraduate Students Make Meaning of Their Entrepreneurial Experiences, Amy Kurfist

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Dissertation: Adding Soul to the Message: Applying African American Jeremiad Rhetoric as Culturally Competent Health Communication Online, Wilbert Francisco LaVeist

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Thesis: A Study of the Diffusion of Innovations and Hurricane Response Communication in the U.S. Coast Guard, Melissa L. Leake

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Thesis: The Effects of Automation Transparency and Reliability on Task Shedding and Operator Trust, William Everett Lehman

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Dissertation: Comparing Higher Order Value Differences By Religious and Spiritual Association and Implications for Counseling: An Exploratory Study, Gregory C. Lemich

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Dissertation: The Effects of Supervisory Style and Supervisory Working Alliance on Supervisee Disclosure in Supervision: A Moderated Mediation Analysis, Chi Li

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Dissertation: Sustainability of Study Abroad Programs at Rural Community Colleges, Michelle Lieberman

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Dissertation: Conceptualizing Governance Decision Making: A Theoretical Model of Mental Processes Derived Through Abduction, Matt Loesch

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Dissertation: Depression Among Expectant and New Mothers: A Multi-Study Investigation of Rates, Correlates, and Training for Healthcare Providers, Molly M. Long

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Thesis: Effects of Control Device and Task Complexity on Performance and Task Shedding During a Robotic Arm Task, Shelby K. Long

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Dissertation: A Comparison of College Student-Athletes With Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Nonathletes With ADHD: Academic Adjustment, Severity of Mental Health Concerns, and Complexity of Life Concerns, Sonja Lund

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Dissertation: Performance of Cognitive Radio Networks with Unknown Dynamic Primary User Signals, Sara L. MacDonald

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Dissertation: Effect of Grain Size and Interface Engineering on the Photovoltaic Performance and Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells, Abdullah Al Mamun

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Dissertation: In Hot Water: Thermal Acclimation is Insufficient to Save Corals in the Anthropocene, Harmony Alise Martel

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Dissertation: A Case Study of Participant Responses to Organizational Change Involving Technology in the National Security Domain: How Informal Processes Iterate Structure and Outcomes, Brian E. Martinez

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Dissertation: Spatio-Temporal Cluster Detection and Local Moran Statistics of Point Processes, Jennifer L. Matthews

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Dissertation: Identifying and Quantifying Personnel Skills Gaps, Martin Joseph McKenney

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Dissertation: An Experimental Study of Research Self-Efficacy In Master’s Students, Nicola Aelish Meade

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Dissertation: Numerical Simulation of Viscoelastic Flow in Micro/Nanochannels, Lanju Mei

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Dissertation: Coupling Metaproteomics with Taxonomy to Determine Responses of Bacterioplankton to Organic Perturbations in the Western Arctic Ocean, Molly P. Mikan

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Thesis: The Expression Of Connexin-43 By CD11c+ Dendritic Cells Is Required to Maintain CD4+ Foxp3+ Regulatory T Cell Population in Peripheral Lymphoid Organs, Caroline Titus Miller

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Thesis: Whose Drive Is It Anyway? Using Multiple Sequential Drives to Establish Patterns of Learned Trust, Error Cost, and Non-Active Trust Repair While Considering Daytime and Nighttime Differences as a Proxy for Difficulty, Scott Mishler

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Thesis: Sugartown, Emma Moore

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Dissertation: Political Culture and Policy: The Impact of Culture and Values on School Choice Legislation, Heather Leigh Neal

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Thesis: Comparison of Support Methods for Static Aerodynamic Testing and Validation of a Magnetic Suspension and Balance System, Cameron K. Neill

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Dissertation: Deep Reinforcement Learning Approach for Lagrangian Control: Improving Freeway Bottleneck Throughput Via Variable Speed Limit, Reza Vatani Nezafat

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Thesis: Variable Speed Limit Control at SAG Curves Through Connected Vehicles: Implications of Alternative Communications and Sensing Technologies, Reza Vatani Nezafat

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Dissertation: Asthma-Related Health Outcomes in New Jersey After a Natural Disaster Event, MyNgoc Thuy Nguyen