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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Hawaiian Emancipation?: Slavery, Free Labor, and Indentured Labor in Nineteenth-Century Hawaii, Mark Thomas Guerci

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"Written in Indian": Creating Legitimized Literacy and Authorized Speakership in Koasati., Stephanie Hasselbacher

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Understanding the lived experiences of students in a comprehensive four-year undergraduate leadership development program, Jessica Walker Hench

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Culture Clash: A case study of the issues that non-traditional college presidents face in adjusting to academic culture, Sean Michael Heuvel

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Determination of the Proton's Weak Charge via Parity Violating e-p Scattering., Joshua Russell Hoskins

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Diel, Seasonal, and Interannual Patterns in Mesozooplankton Abundance in the Sargasso Sea, Jami Alora Ivory

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Habitat use of the Declining Wood Thrush in Coastal Virginia, Vitek Jirinec

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The Influence of Environmental Factors and Resource Availability on Zostera marina Flowering Intensity, Andrew J. Johnson

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"Members, Don't Git Weary": Max Roach, "Treme", and the Sound of Resistance, Brian Edward Jones

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The Influence of Short-Term Events on the Hydrographic and Biological Structure of the Southwestern Ross Sea, Randolph M. Jones

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"Pretty girls and fascinating boys" : the adolescent journey of evangelical youths, 1970-2000, Maria Alexandria Kane

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Artful Manipulation: The Rockefeller Family and Cold War America, Julia Kaziewicz

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Stressed, Pregnant, and Behind Bars, Caroline Malory Kelsey

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The language of leadership a feminist poststructural discourse analysis of inaugural addresses by presidents of high profile research universities, Tehmina Khwaja

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Could You Point Me to Your Nearest Clay Source, Please?: A XRF Study of Barbadian Historic Era Ceramics, Benjamin Crossley Kirby

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"The Pretended Riot Explained": Citizen Sovereignty and the Mashpee Revolt, Michaela Kleber

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Making the Bronx Move: Hip-Hop Culture and History from the Bronx River Houses to the Parisian Suburbs, 1951-1984., Kevin Waide Kosanovich

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Neurotransmitter Systems and Age Related Cognitive Decline: A Focus on Attention and Plasticity, Christine Teal Kozikowski

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Academic optimism, organizational citizenship behavior, and principal support: An examination of factors effecting teacher agency in elementary schools., Maria Terese Krug

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A Model of Carrying Capacity and Ecosystem Impacts in a Large-Scale, Bivalve-Dominated Agro-Ecosystem: Hard Clam Aquaculture in Cherrystone Inlet, VA, Michael A. Kuschner

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Development of a Solid-Supported Glaser-Hay Reaction and Utilization in Conjunction with Unnatural Amino Acids, Jessica S. Lampkowski

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To experience something greater than myself: An exploratory case study of the impact of a faculty-led short-term study abroad on college student identity, E. Ashleigh Schuller Lee

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The use of functional traits to elucidate the causes and consequences of biological diversity., Jonathan S. Lefcheck

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Development of a Three Step Cascade Synthesis of 2,4-Dihydro-1H-benzo[f]isochromenes, Shane E. Lewis

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Linking structure and function of microbial communities responsible for sedimentary nitrogen processes in North Carolina estuaries, Jessica A. Lisa

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Noble Metal Free Catalysts for Hydrogen Generation from Aqueous Solutions, Dan Liu

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Spread and interaction of epidemics and information on adaptive social networks, Yunhan Long

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Spatial Modeling of a Realized Niche: Investigating the Invasion of Sweet Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill) into Coastal Habitats of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Kathryn Elizabeth MacCormick

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Temperature, Photoperiod, and Life History Traits in Drosophila subobscura, Heidi Joan MacLean

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Signature of Recent Sediment Accumulating in Prince William Sound, Alaska: A Record of Storms, Earthquakes, and Seasonal Inputs, Nicole R. Marshall

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Phylogeny, Ontogeny and Distribution of the Ribbonfishes (Lampridiformes: Trachipteridae), Jennifer M. Martin

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Some properties of meson excited states from lattice QCD, Ekaterina V. Mastropas

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Canary Red: Preserving Cochineal and Contrasting Colonial Histories on Lanzarote, Sarah Mattes

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Optical characterization of ferromagnetic and multiferroic thin-film heterostructures, Xin Ma

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Mission us and historical empathy: A qualitative case study of sixth-grade students' experiences, James Richard Maxlow

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Promoting Tourism, Selling a Nation: The Politics of Representing National Identity in the United States 1930-1960, Sarah Elizabeth McLennan

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Staging the Asian American in Hong Kong: Examining Transcultural Performances of Asian American Identity in Hong Kong English Language Amateur Theatre Productions of "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and "Yellow Face", Iris Eu Loa Mein

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Understanding "Roadkill" through an Animal Method, Linda Angela Monahan

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Shocco Jones, "A North Carolinian of the Olden Times," "Distinguished... Son of Rip Van Winkle," and "Veritable Hoarder of Fun": A Nineteenth-Century Southern Gentleman's Sense of Identity, History, Honor, and Humor., Emily R. Moore

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Enhancing Bug Reports for Mobile Apps, Kevin Patrick Moran

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From Path to Portage: Issues of Scales, Process, and Pattern in Understanding New Brunswick Riverine Trail, Mallory Leigh Moran

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The Brafferton Estate: Harvard, William and Mary, and Religion in the Early Modern English Atlantic World, Mark Mulligan

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Effects of commercial clam aquaculture on biogeochemical cycling in shallow coastal ecosystems, Anna Elizabeth Murphy

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The Life and Legacy of Marie Couvent: Social Networks, Property Ownership, and the Making of a Free People of Color Community in New Orleans., Elizabeth Clark Neidenbach

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Confrontation of Prejudice Towards Multiracials and Monoracials, Gandalf Nicolas

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The Land Remembers: The Construction of Movement Possibility among Woodland Period Communities of the Virginia Peninsula, Josue Roberto Nieves

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Integration and Differentiation as Distinct Dimensions of Personality, Victoria Claire Oleynick

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Developing Methodologies for Studying Elasmobranchs and Other Data-Poor Species, Kristen L. Omori

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Sea of change : race, abolitionism, and reform in the New England whale fishery, Justin andrew Pariseau

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Determining the Efficacy of the Extended Kinetic Method for Determination of Thermochemical Properties of Small, High-Entropy, Organic Molecules, Mary Grace Pisano

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In the "Spirit of Investigation and Experiment": John Minson Galt II and Social Reform at the Eastern Asylum, Elise Aminta Salles

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Poor and Dead and Much Involved: The Afterlife of Private Debt in Post-Revolutionary Virginia., Jackson Norman Sasser

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Condition of Juvenile Fishes in Estuarine Nursery Areas: Measuring Performance and Assessing Temporal and Spatial Dynamics with Multiple Indices., Ryan W. Schloesser

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Bay Scallop, Argopecten irradians, Restoration in the Virginia Coastal Bays: The Role of Predation on Spring Vs Fall Cohort Survival, Erika L. Schmitt

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Streaking and Straight Pins: Constructing Masculinity on an Antebellum College Campus, Erin Stock Schwartz

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False Emissaries: The Jesuits among the Piscataways in Early Colonial Maryland, 1634-1648, Kathleen Elizabeth Scorza

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"Distresses of Mind, Body, and Estate": The Connection between Status and Property in Colonial Virginia as Exhibited by Loyalist Claims, Kasey Marie Sease

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Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Proposed Restoration of the Lynnhaven River Ecosystem, Emily E. Skeehan

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Chancellor's College success coach initiative: A formative program evaluation of the Virginia Community College system's initiative from the success coaches' perspective, Marcia C. Strange

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Effect of Noise on the Social Structure of European Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris), Autumn Swan

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From Charlesfort to Jamestown: French and English Imperial Efforts in Early American History, Cornelia Thompson

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Electronic properties of chiral two-dimensional materials, Christopher Lawrence Charles Triola

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Oyster Reef Connectivity Inferred Via Population Genetic Analysis, Brendan Douglas Turley

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Fears in Concrete Forms: Modernity and Horror in the United States; 1880-1939., Kevin C. Valliant

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Networks in Favor of Liberty: St Eustatius as an Entrepôt of Goods and Information during the American Revolution, Sarah Marie Vlasity

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Langevin, population density and moment-based modeling of local and global aspects of intercellular calcium signaling, Xiao Wang

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The Continental Army: Leadership School of the Early Republic, David Lawrence Ward

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Students' self-determined motivation, emotional intelligence and academic persistence: An examination of second year students at a public and a private historically black university, Evanda Shentelle Watts-Martinez

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Neurocognitive Mechanisms of Social Influence on Emotion, Emily Catherine Willroth

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Studies of molecular dynamics of FMOC Amino Acids using solid state deuteron nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Wei Xu

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Mercury Reduces Avian Reproductive Success through Direct Embryotoxicity Rather Than Altered Parental Behavior, Stephanie Yen Chin

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Effects of virtual conversations on international, students' intercultural communicative competence, Jingzhu Zhang

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Providing efficient services for smartphone applications, Yifan Zhang

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Surface polishing of niobium for superconducting radio frequency (SRF) cavity application, Liang Zhao

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Enabling Parallel Execution via Principled Speculation., Zhijia Zhao

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Advancing Feedback-Driven Optimization for Modern Computing., Mingzhou Zhou

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Ultracold rubidium and potassium system for atom chip-based microwave and RF potentials, Austin R. Ziltz

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Empowered to Confront: Power and Confronting Sexism, Nicholas Peter Alt

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Seeing (for) Miles: Jazz, Race, and Objects of Performance, Benjamin Park anderson

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Living, learning, and leading from the middle: African American women administrators in student affairs, Melinda R. Jones anderson

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'Tavern' by the Saltpan: New England Seafarers and the Politics of Punch on La Tortuga Island, Venezuela, 1682-1782, Konrad A. Antczak

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"Strength for the Journey": Feminist Theology and Baptist Women Pastors, Judith Anne Bledsoe Bailey

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Honoring the Ancestors: Historical Reclamation and Self-Determined Identities in Richmond and Rio de Janeiro, Autumn Rain Duke Barrett

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Exhorting or Extorting?: George Whitefield's Financial Controversies, Kristen Elizabeth Beales

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"The Fatal Year": Slavery, Violence, and the Stamp Act of 1765, Joshua Fogarty Beatty

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Surreptitious Spaces: Cabarets and the French Contest for Empire in Martinique, 1680-1720, Lynch D. Bennett

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Adaptation of H pylori to Changing Environments Based on Allelic Variation of Sensor Histidine Kinase Arss, Monique R. Bennett

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Sediment Deposition and Reworking: A Modeling Study using Isotopically Tagged Sediment Classes, Justin J. Birchler

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Emotional Competence and Co-Rumination Within Early Adolescent Friendships: Implications for Emotion Socialization, Sarah K. Borowski

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The Pamunkey Indian Museum: Collaboration, Display, and the Creation of a Tribal Museum, Rachel Elaine Bowen

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An Enslaved Landscape: The Virginia Plantation at the End of the Seventeenth Century, David Arthur Brown

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Structure, Drivers, and Trophic Interactions of the Demersal Fish Community in Chesapeake Bay, Andre Buchheister

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Liberty's Kids: Toys, Children's Literature, and the Promotion of Nationalism in the Early Nineteenth-Century United States, August M. Butler

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The Impact of Leadership Behaviors of Blue Ribbon Catholic School Principals on School Culture, Rosaline Cardarelli

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The Effects of Medium on the UV-Induced Photodegradation of Rhodamine B Dye, Carolyn Louise Carta

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The Fruits of their Labors: Exploring William Hamilton's Greenhouse Complex and the Rise of American Botany in Early Federal Philadelphia, Sarah Jane Chesney

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Phylogenetic Systematics of the Prickleback Family Stichaeidae (Cottiformes: Zoarcoidei) using Morphological Data, Todd R. Clardy

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Biophysical Control of Oyster Reef Performance in Chesapeake Bay., Allison M. Colden

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Leadership Challenges in Implementing a Balanced Literacy Model in Elementary Schools, Amy C. Colley

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Math talent development of elementary school students: The relationship of gender, math motivation, and goal orientation to math achievement, Ann Haimburger Colorado