While not official theses, the following papers, produced by students in the Occupational and Technical Studies graduate program since 1974, are in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science. The program is offered by the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education and Professional Studies of the Darden College of Education. It is currently directed by Dr. Mickey Kosloski.

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Master's Projects from 2004

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Effects of Note Taking on Student Grades, Amy K. Keenan

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Collaborative Strategies that would Minimize Interruption in Work Output in a Human Resources Development Department during an Acquisition, Crystal E. Lilly

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The Effects Pre-School Attendance has on Kindergarten Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening, Dennise M. Marcinko

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Does Participation in the Academic Continuance Experience for Success Program Increase Academic Achievement and Persistence of Students Readmitted From Suspension, NorLisa Mayes

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Marketing Supported Employment Programs and the Relationship to Employment Opportunities, Sara L. McInturff

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The Relationship Between Learner Responsibility and Performance of Students Enrolled in Career and Technical Education Core Curriculum Courses, Linda B. Mills

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Impact of Kindergarten Format on First-Grade Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening Assessments, Gail W. Ricks

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Awareness and Perceptions of Old Dominion University's Teletechnet Program by Lord Fairfax Community College Students, Rita Rowand

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The Success Rate of Military Students in the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Preparation Class, Margaret A. Russo

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The Effectiveness Of The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Work Control Course For Inclusion Into The NAVY-Wide Work Control Refresher Course, Russell E. Shiplet

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The Satisfaction of Federal Government Workers, Union and Non-union, with the Effectiveness of their Representation on Job Security Issues, Anthony W. Sommerville

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Implementation of Standards of Technological Literacy, Scott A. Sonier

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A Study to Determine if the Center for Workforce Development Provides Adequate and Affordable Training Programs for Employers in Lee, Wise, and Scott Counties and the City of Norton, Mitzi M. Williams

Master's Projects from 2003

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Factors that Influenced Enrollment in the Firm Program at Bethel High School, Susan Carroll

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A Study to Determine the Effectiveness of the Leadership Learning Website at Bank of America, Gloria D. Govan

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The Attitudes of Core Subject Teachers Toward Making Technology Education a Required Subject, Michael C. Hamby

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A Study to Determine the Relationship Between Parent's Work and Their Concern for Their Children Becoming Technologically Literate, Gerald T. Hoover

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The Relationship Between Afloat Training Group Norfolk Levels of Effectiveness to Formal Assessment/Inspections as a Predictor of Atlantic Fleet Shipboard Engineering Readiness, Juan D. Marpuri Jr.

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Effects of Enhanced Evaluative Feedback on Student Grades, Roney A. McDaniel

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A Relationship between Grades Earned by Sixth Grade Core Science Students and their End of Year Grades, Denise Wilda Padrick

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The Effectiveness of Internet Support to Increase Student's Grades in an Introductory Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory, Shawngela F. Pierce

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Effects of Group Versus Individual Instruction on At-Risk Students Grade Point Averages, Christine S. Ricks

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Parents' Definition of Technological Literacy and Their Perceived Attitudes toward Technological Literacy, Charles L. Thomas

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A Study to Determine Which Class Setting and Delivery Method Would Lead to Improved Test Scores in the Computer Information Systems (CIS) Firm at Bethel High School, Deborah G. Vines

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Distance Education in Tidewater Virginia, Lisa Wornom-Zahralddin

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Training Programs Used by Small Businesses on the Peninsula of Hampton Roads, Virginia, Deborah Y. Yehlen

Master's Projects from 2002

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An Analysis of Hourly Employees Fears of the "Into the Future" Testing Program, Brian D. Anderson

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A Comparative Study of Employment Offers Made to Pre-Employment Trainees, Charles Bartocci

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The Relationship Between a Sense of Urgency Implementation and Successful Change Strategies in Organizations, Brian Keith Baxter

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The Effectiveness of Non-Traditional Training as it Applies to the Commands and Personnel of the U. S. Navy Who Have Utilized this Service in the Pacific Northwest Region, Clint D. Brown

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Determining Effective, Cost-Efficient Marketing Efforts for Old Dominion University's Teletechnet Program, Douglas Brown

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A Study to Compare the Effectiveness of Teletechnet Distance Education with Traditional Classroom Education Among Old Dominion University Industrial Technology Graduates 1998-2000, Robert J. Cartwright

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Beginning a Cooperative Office Education Program for the Career and Technical Education Students at Essex High School, Teresa P. Fallin

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Long Term Goals and Program Choices of New Students Entering Yavapai College - Verde Valley Campus, Alexandra Helm-Correa

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The Relationship Between Cadets who prefer "Gangsta" or "Hip Hop" Attire and Their Academic Performance, Patrick Hunt

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Project UPDATE-Technology Education-and the Impacts on Virginia Standards of Learning Achievement, Doyle L. James

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Identifying the Causes of the New Hire Turnover at the Panasonic Customer Call Center, Donna W. Jones

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Tactics Used by Community Resource Police Officers in Reducing Drug Dealing in Norfolk, Virginia Multi-family Housing Developments, Gilda B. Klein

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A Follow-up Study of Old Dominion University Bachelors of Science Graduates of the Technology Program 1997-2001, Pei-wen Lo

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The Effectiveness of Mainstreaming Special Needs Students with Regular Students in a High School Classroom Setting, Michael A. Maciejewski

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Determinants of Employee Participation in Agency-sponsored Health and Fitness Programs, Patricia D. Martin

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A Study of Women in Professional Organizations, Deborah Norris

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The Effectiveness of Boxwood Treatment Program on Offender's Supervised in the District 39 Probation and Parole Office to Determine if the Method of Referral Effected the Relapse Rate, Deborah Papotnik

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The Effectiveness of Day Reporting Centers in Reducing the Likelihood of Probation Violations, Ryan E. Petroff

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Comparing Geometry 4x4 Block Scheduling with Geometry A/B Scheduling and it's Effect on Geometry SOL Test Scores, Daniel Rachid

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A Comparison of the Final Grades of Campus-based Students and Distance Learning Students taking the Common Core Courses in the Occupational and Technical Studies Curriculum, David J. Sorey

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The Relationship of Dickenson County Adult Educational Attainment and the Impact on Adolescent Attainment of a High School Diploma, Jana Trevaskis

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Factors that Influence Students to Enroll into Teletechnet Programs, Elaine Ward

Master's Projects from 2001

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Employer Views of the Work Ethics of Employment Plus Students, R. John Barbarise

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A Study to Determine Whether Residential or Non-residential Students at Blue Ridge Job Corps Were More Likely to Complete the Job Corps Program, Jenny Buchanan

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The Relationship Between Brain Dominance and Career Interests, Damon Cary

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A Study to Compare the Supervisor's Perception of their Supervisory Skills at Friendship Manor Nursing Home after Participating in a Supervisory Skills Training Program to those of the Supervisors at Guggenheimer Nursing Home who have not Participated in the Supervisory Skills Training Program, Kay S. Davis

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A Study to Determine the Effectiveness of the Leadership Development 2001 Program at Volvo Trucks North America, Inc's., New River Valley Truck Plant, Eugene C. Dillon Jr.

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The Effects Upon Naval Technical Manual Management with use of the Naval Logistics Library, Anna Lee Dobrowolski

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A Study to Determine the Differences Between On-Campus Degree Seeking Students and TELETECHNET Degree Seeking Students in Academic Performance, Tiffany K. Doxsee

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Adult Education Teacher Empowerment and The Likelihood of Education System Reform, Susan Flowers

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A Study of the In-service Needs for the In-school Suspension Coordinators in the Middle Schools of the City of Virginia Beach, Glenn W. Forsythe

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Alternative Methods Used by States to License Technology Education Teachers to Fill Shortages of Teachers at the Secondary School Level, Percy M. Gregory

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A Study to Determine Effective Recruitment Techniques for the Drafting and Design Program at Danville Community College, Robert Huffman

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A Study to Determine if There Was a Relationship Between the Brain Dominace and Grade Point Averages of Students at Deep Creek High School, Donald M. Hurwitz

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The Success of Students in Keyboarding Class Using Grade Point Average as a Predictor, Theresa James

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A Follow-up Study of Marketing Education Graduates from Old Dominion University 1994 to 2000, Sharon E. Joyner

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A Study to Determine the Characteristics for Inclusion in the Faculty Recruitment Process at the Appalachian School of Law, Veronica Keene

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The Relationship Between the Virginia Deca State Leadership Conference and the Learning Goals Established by the Virginia Deca Board of Trustees, Michael F. Kosloski Jr.

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The Effectiveness of Web Support to Increase Student's Performance in Advertising and Promotion, Jennifer D. Lanz

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A Study to Determine Whether Age is a Factor in the Apprehension of Students to Use Computers at Southwest Virginia Community College, Delilah T. Long

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A Study to the Career Aspirations of Eighth Grade Students, Kelley O'Brien

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Smoking and Drug Policy for the Appalachian School of Law, Alicia Lee O'Quin

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The Effects of Restructuring the Curriculum of the Joint Targeting School, Jeffrey R. Puckett

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Integration of SOL's into the Marketing Curriculum in the City of Portsmouth, Felicia Jernigan Scales

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Internet Explorer Error Message at Patrick Henry Community College, Frank B. Tatum

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The Importance of Instructor-Student and Student-Student Interactions of the satisfaction of Graduate Students Taking Distance Learning Courses, Donna J. Thompson

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Effect of Scheduling Methods on Student Scores on the Standards of Learning Assessment in High Schools in Russell County., Elizabeth Tiller

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A Study to Determine the Opinions of Information Technology Professionals Related to the Value of "Soft Skills" in Technical Work Environments, Jan Walker

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A Study to Determine What Factors Influence Students to Enroll at Mountain Empire Community College, Joseph Lincoln Young

Master's Projects from 2000

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Primary Health Care Service in Saudi Arabia Old Dominion University Saudi Students Prospectives, Khalid Abdullah Alzamel

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An Analysis of Remedial Reading Preparation for Beginning Information Systems Students at Eastern Shore Community College, Cynthia Hodges

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A Study to Determine the Effectiveness of Instruction in a Nursing Class at Southwest Virginia Community College through Distance Learning or "Live" on site Instruction, Jennifer R. Horton

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The Willingness of Technology Teachers to Support the Standards of Learning (SOL) Objectives, James W. Lambert

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A Study to Determine the Effectiveness of Automated Electronic Classrooms in the United States Navy, David W. Lorenz

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Determining Correlation Between Mathematics Proficiency and U.S. Navy System Administrator Training Success, Daniel Majkut

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A Study to Determine the Relationship Between Formal TAC-3/TAC-4 Computer Operations Training and TAC-3/TAC-4 Computer System Trouble Calls, Thomas B. Meehan Jr.

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A Study to Compare the U.S. PfP Military Contact Program as Executed through U.S. European Command and U.S. Atlantic Command, John T. Nesler

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A Study to Determine if Participating in Technology Education Classes Improved the Mechanical Aptitude of Students, Amos C. Peterson

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A Study to Determine the Effect of Web-based Information on Improving the Knowledge of Automotive Students at Danville Community College, William J. Roche Jr.

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Technically Competent Employees for the New Millenium: Recommendations by American Think Tanks, Carolyn L. Tebault

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A Comparative Study of Job Retention of Customer Service Employees, Christine A. Visscher

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A Study of the Effectiveness of Using Volunteer Tutors in a Corrective Reading Program, Jay R. White

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A Study to Compare the Grades of Algebra I Students that Participated in Tutoring Sessions with the Grades of Students Who Did Not Receive Tutoring, James W. Wilkerson

Master's Projects from 1999

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A Study to Determine the Effect that a Local Recycling Program had on the Amount of Household Solid Waste that was Disposed of in the Carrollton, Virginia Area, Donald Aubuchon

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A Study to Determine How Total Quality Management Was Being Implemented in the Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Timothy L. Axley

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Virginia Beach Middle School Technology Education Teachers Reinforcing Academic Standards, Stephen L. Baird

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A Study to Determine the Attitudes of Full-time and Adjunct Faculty Members of the Business Division at Southwest Virginia Community College Toward Technology Training, Loretta Beavers

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A Descriptive Follow-up Study of Piedmont Virginia Community College Electronics Technology Graduates from 1995-1999, Mark S. Fitzgerald

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Methods of Teaching Acting, Eric Allen Frenck

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An Appraisal of the Accelerated Medical Laboratory Technician Program at Thomas Nelson Community College, Christine T. Gillerlain

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Categories of Training Problems Being Faced by Hampton Roads Business and Industry Trainers, Delbert W. Gist

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The Effect of Informal Training on Performance Support System Utilization, Floyd Graham

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The Effects of Applied Technology Instruction on Mathematics and Science Achievement of Eighth Grade Students, John D. Hammons

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A Study of Learning Style Theory in Teletechnet Graduate Courses at Old Dominion University, Deborah E. Hensley