Theses and dissertations published by graduate students in the Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies, College of Education, Old Dominion University, since Fall 2016 are available in this collection. Backfiles of all dissertations (and some theses) have also been added.

In late Fall 2023 or Spring 2024, all theses will be digitized and available here. In the meantime, consult the Library Catalog to find older items in print.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2024

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Dissertation: A Study on the Use of Reflective Writing Assessments to Indicate the Level of Knowledge College Industrial Technology Students Possess Related to the Three Elements of Technological and Engineering Literacy, William Domenick Euefueno

Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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Thesis: An Investigation of an Intervention Embedded in Summer Bridge Programming for Promoting the Self-Regulated Learning and Achievement of Student-Athletes, Erin W. Cousins

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Dissertation: Determining the Degree to Which Ideational Behavior Predicts Occupational Identity Achievement in Emerging Adult College Students Preceding Entry into the Fourth Industrial Revolution Workforce, Carrington M. Faulk

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Thesis: Assessing the Impact of Substituting Interaction Types: An Empirical Study of the Interaction Equivalency Theory, Scott Alan Hauert

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Dissertation: Teaching Higher Education During a Pandemic: A Phenomenological Study of Instructor Decisions Associated with Switching from Face-to-Face to Online-Only Sessions, Steven M. Miner

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Dissertation: Near Transfer After Direct Instruction: An Experimental Inquiry within Aviation Technician Training, Francis Eamonn Powers

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Thesis: Investigating The Effect of Universal Design For Learning on Learner Performance, Engagement, And Self-Efficacy, Ana Elizabeth Redstone

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Dissertation: Examining the Relationship Between Program Satisfaction, Credential Earnings, and Gender on Full-Time Employment Outcomes of Career and Technical Program High School Graduates in Virginia, Margaret J. Turley

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Dissertation: Entrepreneurship Education Relation to Mathematical Proficiency Amongst Secondary Youth, Mariam Abdelhamid

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Dissertation: Factors Promoting and Inhibiting the Practice of Needs Assessment by Human Performance Practitioners, Christopher D. Adams

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Dissertation: Metacognitive Supports in Online Community College Learners, Bethany L. Emory

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Dissertation: A Case Study the Effects of Student Engagement on Academic Achievement in African American Women: Comparing Undergraduate STEM Majors to Non-STEM Majors from a Historically Black College and University, Zenora E. Gay

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Dissertation: Diffusion of Public Library Innovations: A Case Study on Parking Lot Wi-Fi Hotspots Diffusion Development, Samantha Laine Hull

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Dissertation: Leadership Competencies for Instructional Designers: Identifying Critical Incidents Used to Lead Design Projects That Improve Performance, Heidi Elaine Kirby

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Dissertation: A Case Study on Targeted Support Using TPACK Model for Newly Hired Secondary Mathematics Teachers, Kristin Leigh McKitrick-Rojas

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Dissertation: An Instrumental Case Study of Confirmative Evaluation in the Continuous Improvement of Online Remote Leaders’ Work, Chad Lawrence McLane

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Dissertation: Instructional Designers Conducting Professional Learning Using Social Media: A Phenomenological Study of Their Experiences Through a Self-regulated Learning Lens, Pauline S. Muljana

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Dissertation: Factors Predicting Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers' Levels of Self-Efficacy in STEM Education, Charlene Wirfel Smith

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Dissertation: Career Literacy: Developing, Validating, and Establishing the Reliability of the Career Literacy Continuum Scale, Kesha S. Valentine

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Dissertation: Conceptual Advancement of Youth Apprenticeship Programs Using a Policy Delphi, Susan L. Wienand

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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

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

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Dissertation: Closing the Contextual and Chronological Gap: A Design and Development Study of a Systematic Tool for the Selection of Learning and Performance Support Interventions, James Knapp III

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Dissertation: Relationship Between Technology Student Association Participation and Soft Skills Development, Controlling for Gender, Lauren M. Lapinski

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Dissertation: Perceptions of Burden in Needs Assessment: An Exploration of Measurement Creation and Validation, Kim N. Pinckney-Lewis

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Dissertation: A Multi-Case Examination of Training of Self-Explanation when Combined with Worked Examples, Laura Leveridge Stapleton

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Dissertation: Towards Failure-Based Instructional Design: A Phenomenological Study of the Perceptions of Drone Pilots About the Use of Simulations to Promote Failure-Based Learning, Nikisha Watson

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Dissertation: An Analysis of the Effect of Digital Badging on Workplace Self-Directed E-Learners' Achievement, Persistence, and Self-Regulation, Emma Awuor Agola

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Dissertation: Designing for the One-Shot: Building Consensus on Design Processes for Academic Librarians, Kirsten Hostetler

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Dissertation: Local Workforce Development, Federally Legislated Purposes, and a Systemigram: A Mixed-Methods Study, Tracey A. Regenold

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

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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

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Dissertation: The Effect of Standardised Learning Diaries on Self-Regulated Learning, Calibration Accuracy and Academic Achievement, Avanelle Joseph-Edwards

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Dissertation: Effects of Argumentation Prompts on Alternative Positions in Ill-Structured Problem-Solving, Chrysoula Malogianni

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Dissertation: An Examination of the Decision-Making Process Instructional Designers Use to Complete Projects With the Constraints of Limited Time and Tools, Denesha Kaye Rabel

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Dissertation: Factors That Influence Students’ Decisions to Enroll in Initial Vocational Education and Training (IVET) Lyceums in Tajikistan, Farid Safarmamad

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Dissertation: Decision Making in the Sciences: Understanding Heuristic Use by Students in Problem Solving, Elizabeth Csikar

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Dissertation: Motivating and Enabling Factors for Military Service Members Earning a Post-Secondary Degree, Rossie Dean Johnson

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Dissertation: Reimagining the Chalk Talk: Animated Handwriting as a Social Cue to Improve Motivation in Multimedia Video Lessons, Hillary C. Kaplowitz

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Dissertation: Factors Influencing Student Enrollment in Career Academy Programs, Whitney Stokes Ketchledge

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Dissertation: Investigating Application of the Self-explanation Learning Strategy During an Instructional Simulation, Paul Michael MacLoughlin

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Dissertation: Building a Cognitive Readiness Construct for Violent Police-Public Encounters, James Eric Preddy

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Dissertation: Community College Faculty Compensation for Online Course Development and Delivery, Radhika I. Prout

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Dissertation: The Effect of the Behavioral Analysis Feedback Model on Improving Performance of Nursing Students During Clinical Rotations, Melanie Elizabeth Ross

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Dissertation: Instructional Designer Awareness and Application of Strategies to Manage Cognitive Load, Justin A. Sentz

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Dissertation: Exploring the Effects of Pacing in Community College Courses, Robin Dillon Shepherd

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Dissertation: The Effect of Emotive Content on Knowledge Acquisition and Ethical Sense Making Using an Ill-Structured Case Example, Tina M. Souders

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Dissertation: The Impact of Professional Development Grounded in Social Learning on Community College Faculty Efficacy, Shanika Shantell Strickland-Davis

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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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: Impact of Leadership Styles on Entrepreneurs' Business Success, Hona Amer

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Dissertation: Learning While Using an Instructional Simulation, Tayyaba Batool

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

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

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Dissertation: Developing a Career Development Assessment for Predicting Young Stem Graduates’ Employability and Career Barriers, Yi-Ching Lin

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Dissertation: Facilitating Higher Levels of Thinking and Deeper Cognitive Processing of Course Texts Using Reciprocal Teaching Strategies in Asynchronous Discussion Forums, Jenifer R. Marquis

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Dissertation: An Eye Tracking Study to Investigate the Influence of Language and Text Direction on Multimedia, Arwa Adulwahab Mashat

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Dissertation: An Exploration of Career Decision-Making Among Domestic and International Instructional Design Students, Erin L. Mills

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Dissertation: The Correlation Between the National Survey of Student Engagement Indicators and First Year Student Achievement, Satisfaction, And Retention, Larry Peck

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Dissertation: Conceptual Model of Career Counseling for Better Preparing Students for the Transition from School to Work, Brian Christopher Preble

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Dissertation: An Analysis of Self-Regulated Learning Strategies, Academic Performance, and Satisfaction among Recent Online High School Graduates, Jenifer Lee Price

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Dissertation: The Effects of Group-Based Context Personalization on Learning Outcomes and Motivation, Jessica J. Resig

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Dissertation: The Use of Reflective Questioning as a Peer Coaching Strategy in an Asynchronous Online Cognitive Apprenticeship, Jennifer Ashley Scott Brown

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Dissertation: Effects of Learner-to-Learner Interactions on Social Presence, Achievement and Satisfaction, Susan Elizabeth Allred Oyarzun

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Dissertation: Using Visually Disfluent Fonts for Cueing and Increased Reading, Nena Barley

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Dissertation: Effects of Guided Project-Based Learning Activities on Students’ Attitudes Toward Statistics in an Introductory Statistics Course, Timothy Jonathan Bayer

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Dissertation: Elaboration and Question Strategy Effect on Learning Outcomes and Cognitive Load, Julie Ann Bridges

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Dissertation: Encouraging Entrepreneurship: Resources Supporting Small Business Startup and Growth, Karen A. Eagle

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Dissertation: Factors Influencing the Selection of Academic Help Sources, Joan Giblin

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Dissertation: The Influence of Multimedia Production Knowledge on the Design Decisions of the Instructional Designer, Stephen Brent Hoard

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Dissertation: Motivation and Learning in an Online Collaborative Project Using Gamification, Michele L. Hudiburg

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Dissertation: Mathematics Proficiency of Fashion Marketing and Fashion Merchandising Students, Christina Gordon Miles

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Dissertation: Multimedia Design, Learning Effectiveness, and Student Perceptions of Instructor Credibility and Immediacy, Miguel Ramlatchan

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Dissertation: Defining the Competencies, Programming Languages, and Assessments for an Introductory Computer Science Course, Simon Sultana

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Dissertation: The Effects of Encoding Strategy Training on Foreign Language Learning, Olla Najah Al-Shalchi

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Dissertation: Influence of Learner Factors on Soldier Attitude Toward Army Serious Gaming, Mitchell L. Bonnett

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Dissertation: Applying Reflection and Self-Assessment Practices to Integrative STEM Lessons: A Design-Based Research Study to Develop an Instrument for Elementary Practitioners, Diana V. Cantu

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Dissertation: Effect of Psychological Capital on Elementary Teacher Stress and Workplace Affect, Scott Stephen Casad

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Dissertation: Enhancing Apprentice Training Through Supervision of Work Experience, J. Scott Christman

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Dissertation: Questions as a Generative Strategy for Knowledge Transfer and Problem Solving, Brett Howard Cook-Snell

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Dissertation: Motivation, Persistence, and Achievement in Community College Asynchronous Online Courses, Rachel Michelle Desmarais

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Dissertation: Priming Middle School Females’ Engagement in Engineering and Technology, Mary Bonk Isaac

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Dissertation: Training Model for Incorporating Interactive Whiteboards Into the K-12 Classroom, Elizabeth G. Jamerson

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Dissertation: Signaling Instructional Video for Mathematics, Kimberly W. Milner

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Dissertation: The Effect of Preferred Visual Aesthetic on Focused Attention, Use Intention, and Persistence in an Instructional Simulation, Don Grady Robison

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Dissertation: Program Standards for Establishing High Quality Postsecondary Trade and Industrial Education Programs, Beno Rubin

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Dissertation: Reducing Intrinsic Cognitive Load in Complex Learning Such as Flight Training That Involves Both Cognitive and Psychomotor Tasks, Adil Aslan

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Dissertation: Analysis of Student Perceptions of the Psychosocial Learning Environment in Online and Face-to-Face Career and Technical Education Courses, Diane L. Carver

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Dissertation: Improving Argumentation Through Goal Instructions in Asynchronous Online Discussions, Yekaterina Prudchenko

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Dissertation: High School Engineering/Technology Education Course Impact on Georgia Standardized Achievement Scores, Rodney N. Ragsdale

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Dissertation: Impact of Transformational Leadership on Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment and the Re-Enlistment Intention of Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers, Kervin Gregory Sider

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Dissertation: The Effects of Student Engagement on Retention: Comparing Male Undergraduate STEM Majors to Non-STEM Majors, Tourgee D. Simpson Jr.

Dissertation: High School Students' Perceptions of Career and Technical Education, Regina Lorraine Stafford

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Dissertation: Engineering Design: A Cognitive Process Approach, Greg Joseph Strimel

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Dissertation: A Mixed Methods Case Study of the Levels of Interactive Whiteboard Use by K-12 Teachers, Jo Ann Thomas

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Dissertation: The Effect of Self-Regulated Learning Strategy Training and Question Generation on Metacognitive Awareness and Achievement Among College Students Enrolled in Science Courses, Derrick L. Wilkins