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Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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The professional learning community and its effect on African American students' achievement, Anthony Eugene Copeland

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Age, growth, and reproductive biology of deep-water chondrichthyans, Charles F. Cotton

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Keep on keeping on: The NAACP and the implementation of Brown v. Board of Education in Virginia, Brian James Daugherity

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Dunmore's new world: Political culture in the British Empire, 1745--1796, James Corbett David

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Upward mobility -- a study of barriers encountered and strategies employed by assistant principals aspiring to be principals, Todd Calvert Davidson

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Flying under the radar with the Royal Chicano Air Force: The ongoing politics of space and ethnic identity, Ella Maria Diaz

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Habitat Utilization and Dive Characterization of Blue Marlin (Makaira nigricans) and White Marlin (Kajikia albida) in the Western Atlantic Ocean, Daniel J. Dutton

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Homogeneity in heterogeneous environments? An analysis of generation theory applied to college generations, Donna M. Eddleman

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Copepod carcasses, mortality and population dynamics in the tributaries of the Lower Chesapeake Bay, David Thomas. Elliott

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Against the odds: Academic resilience among high -ability African American adolescents living in rural poverty, Wendy Taylor Ellis

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Survey of physical activity in elementary school classrooms in the state of Virginia, Gail Smith Elmakis

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The Search for a New England Character: Change, the Town, and the Wilderness in Timothy Dwight's "Travels in New England and New York", Nicolette Gable

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Possible Regulatory Effects of Coalition Computations on the Mu Rhythm, Kyle Timothy Gagnon

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Bioavailability of biosolids- and consumer product-associated polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) flame retardants to terrestrial invertebrates, Michael O. Gaylor

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Persistent Organic Pollutants(POPs) as Tracers of Environmental Change and Antarctic Seabird Ecology, Heidi N. C. Geisz

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Application of information theory and statistical learning to anomaly detection, Steven Gianvecchio

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A Desire for Fired Clay from Far Away: Analysis of Ceramics from a Seventeenth-Century Domestic Site in Bridgetown, Barbados, Anne M. Gibson

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Effects of habitat quality on secondary production in shallow estuarine waters and the consequences for the benthic-pelagic food web, David James Gillett

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Class Act: Negotiating Art and Market in the Career of Isadora Duncan, Anne Meredith Gittinger

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Adaptive learning and cryptography, David Goldenberg

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The spectacle of citizenship: Halftones, print media, and constructing Americanness, 1880--1940, Sarah Lucinda Grunder

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Multifunctional Polymer Synthesis and Incorporation of Gadolinium Compounds and Modified Tungsten Nanoparticles for Improvement of Radiation Shielding for use in Outer Space, Emily Grace Harbert

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Habitat complexity and habitat function of native (Crassostrea virginica) and non-native (C. ariakensis) oysters in the Chesapeake Bay region, Heather D. Harwell

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Exploring the Potential for Bay Scallop Restoration in the Lynnhaven River Sub-Estuary of Chesapeake Bay, Ana Liza Hernandez Cordero

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Just Where Do You Think You're Going?: Maternalism and Social Work of the Travelers' Aid Society of Virginia, Kathryn Louise Hill

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Aging and Cognitive Control: Discriminating Stimulus from Response Deficits of Attention, Kathryn A. Holt

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The Lateral Extent and Spatial Variation of Mercury Exposure in Birds and their Prey Near a Polluted River, Mikaela Gioia Selene Howie

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Effective teaching practices and teacher efficacy beliefs of International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme teachers, Gregory C. Hutchings Jr.

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Honor, Gender and the Law: Defense Strategies during the Spanish Inquisition, 1526-1532, Katy Iverson

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Survival in an Urbanized Landscape: Radio-Tracking Fledgling Eastern Bluebirds (Sialia sialis) on Golf Courses, Allyson Kathleen Jackson

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Computational and Experimental Investigations of Gas-Phase Thermodynamics of Non-Protein Amino Acids, Ashley R. Janiga

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Processing and Conversion of Algae to Bioethanol, Sara Katherine Kampfe

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A measurement of the neutron electric form factor at very large momentum transfer using polarized electrons scattering from a polarized helium-3 target, Aidan Michael Kelleher

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Acoustics of anthropogenic habitats: The impact of noise pollution on eastern bluebirds, Caitlin Rebecca Kight

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Assessing the Functional Status of Created Wetlands in Eastern Virginia Via a Soil and Vegetative Developmental Trajectory, Sara Elizabeth Kreisel

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The 2008 Election: Prior Belief Strength, Cognitive Dissonance, and Voter Reactions, Elicia Chelsey Lair

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Understanding the friendship processes of individuals with Asperger's Syndrome: A phenomenological study of reflective college experiences, Kammie Bohlken Lee

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The Commissioners for Detecting and Defeating Conspiracies: Albany County, New York:1778-1781, Jade Mara Leszkowicz

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Talented collegians: An explanatory sequential mixed methods study of the talent development process in gifted undergraduate students, Angela Marie Novak Lycan

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Between fact and fiction: Writing by American women in a transnational context, Hilary Jennifer Marcus

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Federal Recognition Politics and Collaborative Archaeologists: The Need for a Cultural Consensus, Alexandra Grace Martin

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"The Chills" as a Psychological Response: Affective Composition, Trait Antecedents, and Factor Structure, Laura Anne Maruskin

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A Blueprint for the Colony: The Virginia Company Charters and the Role of Religion at Jamestown, Sarah Ellen McCartney

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The life history of longnose gar, Lepisosteus osseus, an apex predator in the tidal waters of Virginia, Patrick E. McGrath

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In Vitro Application of Gold Nanoprobes in Live Neurons for Phenotypical Classification, Connectivity Assessment, and Electrophysiological Recording, Karl C. Mendoza

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A Legacy of Inaction, Robert Gordon Menna

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Buck-horned snakes and possum women: Non-white folkore, antebellum *Southern literature, and interracial cultural exchange, John Douglas Miller

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Literacy coaching and teachers' instructional practices: The impact of the Community Coaching Cohort Model, Sara Elizabeth Miller

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Student and faculty perceptions of trust and their relationships to school success measures in an urban school district, Dennis M. Moore Jr.

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The logarithmic method and the solution to the TP2-completion problem, Shahla Nasserasr

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Modeling Shoreline Change and Resulting Wetland Response Due to Erosion and Sea-Level Rise: A Case Study in Dorchester County, Maryland, Mirtha Karinna Nunez

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"You have No Boss Here to Work For": Women and Labor in Chesapeake Bay Fishing Communities, Elizabeth Marie O'Grady

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The impact of the academic component of Response to Intervention on collective efficacy, parents' trust in schools, referrals for special education, and student achievement, Lisa Lee Pennycuff

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"Hearty Damnations" and "Ordered Resistance": Protest, Profit, and Power in Colonial Charleston, 1769, Molly FitzGerald Perry

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The relationship between intensity of involvement and community service engagement in the moral development of student members of Greek organizations, Franklin Hadley Phillips

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Anime in America, Disney in Japan: The Global Exchange of Popular Media Visualized Through Disney's "Stitch", Nicolette Lucinda Pisha

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Heavy Metal Archaeology: A n Examination of Lead's Significance for the Interpretation of Archaeological Bone, Peter andrew Regan

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Supporting feature-level software maintenance, Meghan Kathleen Revelle

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The Right of Petition: Cases of Indentured Servants and Society in Colonial Virginia, 1698-1746, Brandon Paul Righi

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Spatial and Temporal Patterns in Erosional and Depositional Processes: Physical and Biological Controls in the York River, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, Cielomar Rodreiguez-Calderon

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The effect of an African-American Rites of Passage prevention program on adolescent ethnic identity, drug attitudes, behavior in the classroom and academic performance, Jamie B. Rodriguez

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Incorporating industry based dredge surveys into the assessment of sea scallops, Placopecten magellanicus, David B. Rudders

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The role of copepods and heterotrophic dinoflagellates in the production of dissolved organic matter and inorganic nutrients, Grace Kathleen Saba

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Environmental Hypocrisy--or Environmental Quota?, Peter Bernard Sadza

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The Wayward Priest of Atondo: Violence, Vocation, and Religious Reform in a Navarrese Parish, Amanda Lynn Scott

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Accounting for undesirable outputs in productivity measurements: Application to the California-Oregon drift gillnet fishery, Tara L. Scott

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Building efficient wireless infrastructures for pervasive computing environments, Bo Sheng

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Optical control of ultrafast spin -wave relaxation by magnetic anisotropy in a ferromagnet, Kevin James Smith

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Serving students from a distance: A content analysis of persistent characteristics in distance learners, Ann L. Sorensen

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The Pax-5 Gene is Alternatively Spliced in Trout B Cells, Raaj Mahendra Talauliker

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Secure and efficient data extraction for ubiquitous computing applications, Chiu Chiang Tan

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Extra dimensions and electroweak symmetry breaking, Jong Anly Tan

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"To Learn the Trade of a Potter": Apprenticeship, Emulation, and Deviance in the Wachovian Tradition, Jessica Lauren Taylor

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Advancements in dual-pump broadband CARS for supersonic combustion measurements, Sarah Augusta. Tedder

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The American Grotesque: Free-Thought Idealism in Edward Bliss Foote's "Science in Story", Lita M. Tirak

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Photobiological studies of Ross Sea phytoplankton, Sasha Tozzi

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Choosing to succeed: An exploration of the relationship between college choice and freshman retention, James Tomlin Walke

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Partial Year Tagging Models: Accounting for Changing Tag Visibility and Delayed Mixing, Lynn Waterhouse

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The Preservation and Deconstruction of Hawaii Plantation Style Architecture: A iea, Waipahu, and Ewa, Jessica Margaret Way

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Multimodal Non-Rigid Registration for Image-Guided Head and Neck Surgery, Michael Lawrence Weissberger

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Estimating Detection Probabilities in Beach Seine Surveys for Estuarine Fishes, Branson D. Williams

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Administrator and teacher perceptions of the qualities of effective teachers, Robert Eugene Williams

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Quantifying the Ecosystem Role of a Suspension and a Facultative Deposit Feeding Bivalve in the New River Estuary, NC: with Responses to Changes in Nutrient and Sediment Inputs, Heather Marie Wiseman

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Characterization and deposition of aerosol organic matter in the eastern United States, Andrew S. Wozniak

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Comparison of Full-Wave and Ray-Tracing Analysis of Mode Conversion in Plasmas, Yanli Xiao

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Towards secure message systems, Mengjun Xie

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From Sight to Site to Website: Travel-Writing, Tourism and the American Experience in Haiti, 1900-2008, Landon Cole Yarrington

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Quantum information dynamics, Jeffrey Yepez

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Enhancing Web Browsing Security, Chuan Yue

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Beyond the Text: Finding Anne Askew, Lindsay Watkins Zurawski

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Is empathy the missing link in teaching business ethics? A course-based educational intervention with undergraduate business students, Christopher P. Adkins

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Blood from a Stone: Inuit Captives and English National Destiny, 1576-1580, Seth David Archer

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Self -efficacy beliefs of elementary general education teachers in inclusive classrooms and the role of professional development, Sheila S. Ashley

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Pamunkey Pottery and Cultural Persistence, Ashley Atkins

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An examination of the relationships between ego development, Dabrowski's theory of positive disintegration, and the behavioral characteristics of gifted adolescents, Carrie Lynn Bailey

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Situatedness: The interrelation of factors impacting the educational pathway to degree attainment among Black and White doctoral students, Candice P. Baldwin

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Anthony Burns and the north-south dialogue on slavery, liberty, race, and the American Revolution, Gordon S. Barker

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Fifty gentlemen total strangers: A portrait of the First Continental Congress, Karen Northrop Barzilay

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Promoting moral reasoning and ego development through the use of deliberate psychological education in family counseling, Esther Benoit

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Anthropogenic Causes of Copepod Mortality and Bacterial Decomposition of Copepod Carcasses, Samantha L. Bickel