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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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High-Resolution Sediment Records of Seismicity and Seasonal Sedimentation from Prince William Sound, Alaska, using XRF Core Scanning, Eric J. Miller

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Meaningful Nonsense: Invented Words Reveal Characteristics of Emotional Stimuli, Emil G. Moldovan

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The Technique of the Poquoson-Style Log Canoe, David andrews Moran

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Powhatan's White Dog: Tsenacommacah in the English Trading World, Matthew Patrick Morrison

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From "Lying Low" to "Harmonious World": Changes in Chinese Foreign Policy from the 1970s to the 2000s, Charles Monahan Murray

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An Evaluation of a Reduced Bar Spacing Turtle Excluder Device in the U.S Gulf of Mexico offshore Shrimp Trawl Fishery, Michel Anthony Nalovic

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Within-Person Relationships among Prayer, Well-Being, and Daily Events, David Benjamin Newman

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Race, Childhood, and Native American Boarding Schools: A Case Study of the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute, Tyler Norris

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Factors Influencing Year-Class Strength and Growth of Young-of-The-Year Summer Flounder (Paralichthyidae: Paralichthys dentatus), Lauren N. Nys

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"For How Could We Do without Sugar and Rum?": The Semiotics of Abolitionist Aesthetics, James Patrick Padilioni

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Exploring a Novel Approach to Technical Nuclear Forensics Utilizing Atomic Force Microscopy, Richard Scot Peeke

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An analysis of state and local alignment of teacher evaluation in Maryland, Serene N. Peterson

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Successful pedagogical practices of elementary teachers of homeless students: A case study, Kimberly Owen Pickles

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Spirited enterprises : Venezuela, the United States, and the independence of Spanish America, 1789-1823, Edward P. Pompeian

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Sediment and Organic Carbon Burial in Englebright Lake, CA over the Last Century, Christina Rose Pondell

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Maternal and Paternal Socialization of Children's Sadness: Links to Emotion Regulation, Psychopathology, and Social Functioning, Jennifer Ann Poon

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Using Human Footprint Models and Land-Cover Variability to Predict Ecological Processes, Jessica Anne Pouder

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Natural Variation in Fertility and GnRH Neurons in a Wild, Natural Population of White-Footed Mice, Peromyscus leucopus, Melissa Proffitt

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Quantification of Nursery Habitats for Blue Crabs in Chesapeake Bay, Gina M. Ralph

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From Señor Natural to Siervo de Dios: The Transition of Nahua Nobility Under Spanish Rule, 1540-1600, Shannon A. Retzbach

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Superconducting Thin Films for SRF Cavity Applications: A Route to Higher Field Gradient Linacs, Wiliam Michael Roach

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Ecosystem Service Potential Capacity Scenarios: Effects from Sea Level Rise and Management Practices, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia., Cielomar Rodriguez-Calderon

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Investigating the relationships among primary teachers' math profile, math teaching efficacy, and math content pedagogical knowledge, Theresa Marie Roettinger

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Obscured Conflations, (Un)Bending Frames: Considering the Concept of "Truth" in the Politics and Rhetoric of the Religious Right, Anna Catharine Rosenkranz

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A descriptive case study of appreciative inquiry as an approach to strategic planning for special education in a public school, Paul L. Ruhlman Jr.

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Physiological Stress and Post-Release Mortality of White Marlin (Kajikia albida) Caught in the U.S Recreational Fishery, Lela Sylvia Schlenker

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The Formation of the Russian Medical Profession: A Comparison of Power and Plagues in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Samuel Otto Schuth

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Whispering-gallery mode resonators for nonlinear and quantum optical applications, Matthew Thomas Simons

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Enhancement of MS Signal Processing for Improved Cancer Biomarker Discovery, Qian Si

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Temptress of the Stage: Whither the Widow-Woman?, Kathryn Elizabeth Snyder

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Fishes in Seagrass Habitats: Species Composition, Trophic Interactions, and Production, Kathryn L. Sobocinski

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Effects of Sub lethal Methylmercury Exposure on Pigment Coloration in a Model Songbird, Jessica Lynn Spickler

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Effects of Saltwater Intrusion on Vegetation Dynamics and Nutrient Pools in Low-Salinity Tidal Marshes, Pamunkey River (Virginia, USA), Lori A. Sutter

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Studies of Mortality Estimation, Amy Y. Then

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'The Scar Must Remain': Memory and the First World War in the Ruth Fielding and Beverly Gray Series, Anna Murell Thompson

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"Thus Did God Break the Head of that Leviathan": Performative Violence and Judicial Beheadings of Native Americans in Seventeenth-Century New England, Ian Edward Tonat

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Rise of a Floater Class: Behavioral Adjustments by Breeding Bald Eagles in a Population Approaching Saturation, Courtney L. Turrin

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New Insights into Fibrous Body Protein Complexes involved in C elegans Spermatogenesis, Christopher M. Uyehara

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A program evaluation of a leadership academy for school principals, Kristi E. Wagner

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Impact of Mercury Exposure on Birds and the Effect of Molt on Mercury Depuration in Songbirds, Margaret Crossley Whitney

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Matching non-uniformity for program optimizations on heterogeneous many-core systems, Bo Wu

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Direct vs Indirect Aggression Tactics as a Function of Domin-Specific Self-Esteem, Joy Plumeri Wyckoff

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A Biogeochemical Data Assimilative Modeling Study in the Mid-Atlantic Bight, Yongjin Xiao

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Magneto-Optics and Magneto-Transport Studies on Thin Films for Sensor Applications, Kaida Yang

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Effects of Orexin A on Attention in Rats, Kristin Nicole Zajo

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The Dalai Lama in American Documentaries: Symbol, Politics and American Mirroring, Shuting Zeng

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Exploiting behavioral biometrics for user security enhancements, Nan Zheng

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Nonlinear Optical Studies of Photoelastic Effect and Magneto-Plasmonics, Wei Zheng

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Applications of Holographic Dualities, Dylan Judd Albrecht

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Expectancy-Value Classes as Predictors of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Occupational Choice: Differences Related to Ability, Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Socioeconomic Status, Lori andersen

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High-Performance Nanocomposites Designed for Radiation Shielding in Space and an Application of GIS for Analyzing Nanopowder Dispersion in Polymer Matrixes, Joseph Simcha Auslander

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Seasonal Nitrogen Uptake and Regeneration in the Water Column and Sea-Ice of the Western Coastal Arctic, Steven E. Baer

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"Handing Down Remarkable and Interesting Circumstances": Elizabeth Carrington and Female Intellectual Inheritance in the Early American Republic, Hannah Emily Bailey

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Dwelling in Space Through Knowledge of Place: Building on Epistemological Understandings of the Seventeenth-Century British Atlantic, Hayden Frith Bassett

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Electroless Gold Deposition with Self-Assembled Monolayers for Gas Chromatography Stationary Phases, Jessica Lynn Belton

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Abundance, structure and function of zooplankton-associated bacterial communities within the York River, VA, Samantha L. Bickel

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Gathering Places, Cultivating Spaces: An Archaeology of a Chesapeake Neighborhood through Enslavement and Emancipation, 1775--1905, Jon Jason Boroughs

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Co-teaching: Perceptions of Urban, Secondary Co-Teachers, Michelle Boyd

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Ontological Blackness: A n Investigation of 18th Century Burial Practices among Captive Africans on the Island of Barbados, Brittany Leigh Brown

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Evaluating the Potential for Adaptive Response to Mercury in Captive-Dosed Zebra Finches, Kenton August Buck

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A union of church and state: The Freedmen's Bureau and the education of African Americans in Virginia from 1865--1871, Aaron Jason Butler

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Nanoscale Mechanical Characterization of Graphene/Polymer Nanocomposites using Atomic Force Microscopy., Minzhen Cai

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Improvements in Triploid Crassostrea virginica Production: Characterizing the Diploid Parent, Brian R. Callam

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Sublethal Effects of Methylmercury on Flight Performance and Molt in European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris), Jenna Rae Carlson

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Application of Acoustics and Optics for the Characterization of Suspended Particulate Matter within an Estuarine Observing System, Grace M. Cartwright

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The Effect of Brand and Caloric Information on Flavor Perception and Food Consumption in Restrained and Unrestrained Eaters, Kevin Vincent Cavanagh

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Southern Orientation: Reimagining Asian American Identity and Place in the Global South, Frank Sung Cha

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The Development of Ecological Functions in Created Forested Wetlands, Sean P. Charles

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Imagining Saigon: American Interpretations of Saigon in the Twentieth Century, Evan Cordulack

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Faculty sense of academic optimism and its relationship to students' achievement in well performing high schools, Michael Tyrone Cromartie

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Synthesis and Fluorescence Studies of pH-Responsive Rhodamine B Derivatives, William Lawrence Czaplyski

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Dooley's Ferry: The Archaeology of a Civilian Community in Wartime, Carl Gilbert Drexler

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"Exile from My Native Shore": The Loyalist Diaspora and the Epistolary Family, Cara Anson Elliott

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Optical Characterization of Magnetism in Magnetic/Nonmagnetic Heterostructures, Yichun Fan

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The self on the page: Using student teachers' written stories as a reflective tool during the student teaching internship, Deborah O. Farina

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Quality practices of alternative education learning environments as represented in Virginia's Individual Student Alternative Education Plan (ISAEP) program, Doris R. Feltman

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Deviants of Great Potential: Images of the Leopold-Loeb Case, John Carl Fiorini

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Real-Time High-Quality Image to Mesh Conversion for Finite Element Simulations, Panagiotis Foteinos

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Distribution and Impacts of Invasive Bivalve Corbicula fluminea in Tidal Freshwater York River Tributaries, Matthew Ryan Freedman

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Effects of Episodic Turbulence on Diatoms: with Comments on the use of Evans Blue Stain for Live-Dead Determinations, Haley S. Garrison

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Cognitive and Physiological Moderators of Daily Smokers' Early Neural Attentional Biases to Smoking and Nonsmoking Cues, Patrick John Hammett

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The Impact of Warning Label Exposure on Attentional Bias to Smoking Cues in Smokers and Nonsmokers, Anna Kathleen Harris

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Merrymaking at the Madisons': Feasting, Alcohol, and Political Strategy, Christine Hope Heacock

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The Relationship between Neural Reorganization and Neuropsychological Functioning in Normal Aging, Jamie Nicole Hershaw

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Drawn Together, Drawn Apart: Black and White Baptists in Tidewater Virginia, 1800-1875, Nancy Alenda Hillman

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Surface Modifications for Gas Chromatography Micro Columns, Daniel andre Hirtenstein

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Developmental Plasticity in Response to Familiar and Unfamiliar Predators in the Mud Snail, Ilyanassa obsoleta, Kelly Strickland Hoolihan

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Teacher perspectives of the use of student performance data in teacher evaluations, Paul Thomas Hopkins

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Experimental Generation and Manipulation of Quantum Squeezed Vacuum via Polarization Self-Rotation in Rb Vapor, Travis Scott Horrom

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"Every American Should Stand Here Once": Jamestown's 400th Anniversary Commemoration and the Creation of an American Origin Narrative, Elizabeth Howard

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"Quick! Do Something Manly!": The Super Bowl as an American Spectacle of Hegemonic Masculinity, Violence, and Nationalism, Jan Huebenthal

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Honor from the Trenches: Why Confederate Soldiers Fought at Petersburg, Patrick John Hussey

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A search for a new gauge boson, Eric Lyle Jensen

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Integrating "The Star City of the South": Roanoke School Desegregation and the Politics of Delay, Peter Carr Jones

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"History Written with Lightning": Religion, White Supremacy, and the Rise and Fall of Thomas Dixon, Jr, David Michael Kidd

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"Here Stands a High Bred Horse": A Theory of Economics and Horse Breeding in Colonial Virginia, 1750-1780; a Statistical Model, Lily Kleppertknoop

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Methylmercury Exposure Affects Risk-Taking Behaviors in Zebra Finches: Tradeoffs between Eating and Being Eaten, Megan Elizabeth Kobiela

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Acoustic and sedimentological investigations of seabed conditions and related bio-geological parameters in a tidally energetic, fine-grained environment: York River Estuary, Virginia, Lindsey M. Kraatz

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Modeling the formation of periodic hypoxia in partially mixed estuaries and its response to oligotrophication and climate change, Samuel J. Lake

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Translating Spatial Problems into Lumpable Markov Chains, Ruth Elizabeth Lamprecht