Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) make VCU student research and creativity available online as full-text documents and multimedia presentations for use by the university community and others involved in research.

See the VCU Libraries Dissertations Research Guide for information on submitting your ETD, accessing older dissertations from VCU, and finding dissertations from other universities.

The majority of VCU theses and dissertations may be found in Special Collections and Archives at James Branch Cabell Library or Tompkins-McCaw Library. Use VCU Libraries Search to locate individual theses and dissertations.

Part of University Archives: This series has been selected for inclusion in the VCU University Archives for its enduring administrative, fiscal, legal, or historical value.

Follow


Theses/Dissertations from 2020

PDF

Development of an Untargeted Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS) Method for the Detection of Drugs in Wastewater, Samuel A. Miller

PDF

Library by Day, Theater by Night, Julia Moncure Jones Mishler

PDF

Is direct transport to a level I trauma center associated with better outcomes in patients with traumatic brain injury compared to patients that are transferred to trauma level I from other hospitals, Narad Mishra

PDF

PREY BEGINS WITH PLAY, Seren C. Moran

PDF

A Girl is a Girl is a Girl, Paige Lizbeth Morris

PDF

Multi-label classification models for heterogeneous data: an ensemble-based approach., Jose Maria Moyano Murillo

PDF

In vivo effects of the CB1 allosteric modulator LDK1258, a structural analog of ORG-27569, Mohammed A. Mustafa

PDF

MEF2-BOUND GENES MAY INFLUENCE ETHANOL SEDATION IN DROSOPHILA MELANOGASTER, Katlyn M. Myers

PDF

A Comparison of Three-Dimensional Printing Technologies on the Precision, Trueness, and Accuracy of Printed Retainers, Owais A. Naeem

PDF

CHARACTERIZING GLYCOSAMINOGLYCAN AND GLYCOSAMINOGLYCAN-OLIGO INTERACTIONS WITH CANCER STEM CELLS AND THEIR REGULATORS, Rahaman Navaz Gangji

PDF

The Quantified Elf, Umico Niwa

PDF

Synthesis of Supported Metal Nanoparticles on High Surface Area Supports for Application in Energy Conversion and Heterogeneous Catalysis, Nazgol Norouzi

PDF

Targeting NRF1 and DDI2 to potentiate proteasome inhibitor cytotoxicity in cancer, Amy Northrop

PDF

The gamma-globin Repressors KLF1, BCL11A, and MBD2: Knowledge Gaps in the Literature, Lauren Nufer

PDF

Application of Optical Trapping to Obtain Single-Source STR Profiles from Forensically Relevant Body Fluid Mixtures with Modified DNA Analysis Workflow, Benjamin J. O'Brien

PDF

Predictors of Mental Health Need and Treatment in Safety Net Primary Care, Kristen O'Loughlin

PDF

Epigenetic alterations at synaptic plasticity genes in a genetically heterogeneous rat model of neuropsychiatric disorders, Doan M. On

PDF

The Future in the Instant: Time as the essence of dramatic tension in Shakespeare's plays and their contemporary stage appropriations, Amalia Oswald

PDF

Social capital and the higher education academic achievement of American students: A cross-classified multilevel model approach to understanding the impact of society on educational outcomes, Olubowale Emiola Oyefuga

PDF

Evaluation of Smear Layer Dissolution by Alternative Chelating Solutions, Raymond Pandez

PDF

Parakupa Vena - Fall From the Highest Point, Mariana Parisca Englert

PDF

Recovery from visual dysfunction following mild traumatic brain injury is associated with adaptive reorganization of retinal inputs to lateral geniculate nucleus in the mouse model utilizing central fluid percussion injury., Vishal C. Patel

PDF

Biopsychosocial Variables Associated with the Development of Chronic Low Back Pain in Healthcare Workers, Jena Pauli

PDF

Teachers' Attitudes Toward the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in the General Education Classroom in a Rural School District, Robin M. Pelt

PDF

Come and Get Your Capital, Sis: The Use of Twitter to Compensate for Gendered and Racialized Job Networks among Creatives, Sasha A. Pierre- Louis

PDF

Analysis of Pellet Patterns and GSR Produced from Judge Taurus Revolvers, Donald Poon

PDF

Implementation of a Hierarchical, Embedded, Cyber Attack Detection System for SPI Devices on Unmanned Aerial Systems, Jeremy J. Price

PDF

The Role of Manganese in Streptococcus sanguinis, Tanya M. Puccio

PDF

Fool's Rest, Aidan Quinlan

PDF

A Density Functional Theory Study of Palladium Nanoparticles and Their Redox Properties on Graphene, Billie A. Radcliffe

PDF

OPTICAL SPECTROSCOPY AND THEORETICAL MODELLING OF CARRIER DYNAMICS IN GROUP-IV ALLOY QUANTUM DOTS, Rahnuma Rahman

PDF

Mathematical models of cellular signaling and supramolecular self-assembly, Pratip Rana

PDF

Prediction of Minimum Postmortem Submersion Interval (PMSImin) Based on Eukaryotic Community Succession on Skeletal Remains Recovered from Aquatic Environments, Sala Randall

PDF

A LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF THE INFLUENCE OF A STEM CAREER PLANNING COURSE AND PERCEIVED STRESS ON CAREER SEARCH SELF-EFFICACY AND RETENTION IN ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS, Autumn Randell

PDF

What Happens When Cross-Sector Partnerships Are Mandated? Analyzing Trust through a Transaction Cost Approach, Vanessa Hubbard Rastberger Dr

PDF

Biophysical Characterization of MphR(A) and a Novel Clarithromycin Selective MphR(A), Megan R. Reed

PDF

Effects of (R,S)-ketamine and (2R,6R)-hydroxynorketamine: a preclinical study, Remington Rice

PDF

Plant-pollinator associations in an eastern serpentine savannah and the effects of overbrowsing, Allyson Richins

PDF

EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX NANOPARTICLES EFFECTS ON THE LUNG IN VIVO, Brittaney E. Ritchie

PDF

From Small Beginnings to Large-Scale Harm: On Demagoguery and Misogyny in the Classroom and Writing Center, Shannon Roberson

PDF

Examining Body Mass Index and Sepsis Mortality at One Year After Sepsis, Jamie D. Robinson

PDF

Modeling the Evolution of Barrier Islands, Greg Robson

PDF

Zero-inflated longitudinal mixture model for stochastic radiographic lung compositional change following radiotherapy of lung cancer, Viviana A. Rodríguez Romero

PDF

Chupa Chuparosas y Chupacabras, Ruben U. Rodriguez

PDF

EXPLORING WHETHER CONTEXTUAL FACTORS RELATE TO THE HOPED-FOR AND FEARED POSSIBLE SELVES OF LATINX YOUTH, Stephanie M. Romo

PDF

Fabrication and Characterization of Multicomponent Gradients Containing Weakly Acidic and Basic Functional Groups, Kallol Roy

PDF

Robert Catherine, Sarah Nelson Rupp

PDF

Assessing the feasibility of freshwater mussel restoration in urban streams., John-Reid Ryan and Paul Bukaveckas

PDF

Sleep Behaviors and Thoughts as Links Between Social Rhythmicity and Mental Health Outcomes, Sahar Sabet

PDF

Improving Grid Hosting Capacity and Inertia Response with High Penetration of Renewable Generation, Hamidreza Sadeghian

PDF

Mass Grave Localization Prediction with Geographical Information Systems in Guatemala and Future Impacts, Perla Santillan

PDF

An Exploration in Accountable Care Organization Structure, Contingency and Performance, 2015-2017, Siriporn P. Satjapot

PDF

Achieving Dentin Conservation using Dynamic Navigation Technology for Locating Calcified Canals, Madison W. Saunders

PDF

A Microlongitudinal Study of Menopause Symptoms and Problematic Eating in Midlife Women, Dana R. Schreiber

PDF

Synthesis of multifunctional nanoparticles for imaging and enhancement in therapy, Gabrielle Seymore

PDF

Effects of active reminders and motivational techniques on oral hygiene and gingival health in orthodontic patients: a randomized clinical trial, Jennifer Shim

PDF

The Effects of Autophagy and Senescence on Sensitivity to Cisplatin in Head and Neck Cancer, Zara H. Siddiqui

PDF

Pseudo-data Generation For Improving Clinical Named Entity Recognition, Jeffrey T. Smith

PDF

Reducing Disparities in Smoking for Adults with Mental Illness: Are U.S. Tobacco Prevention Policies Effective?, L. Morgan Snell

PDF

Drop Velocity: A Dual-Genre Collection of Short Fiction and Personal Essays, April Sopkin

PDF

LPA receptors modulate gene expression during oligodendrocyte differentiation, Samantha A. Spencer

PDF

Structural Features Contributing to Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) Analog Inhibition of the Human Dopamine Transporter, Zachary R. Spires

PDF

A Study on the Mechanism of CLP290 Restoration of KCC2 and Neuroprotection after Traumatic Brain Injury, Ekaterina Stepanova

PDF

Understanding the Contributions of Discrepant Parent-Adolescent Views of Parenting Practices and Peer Deviance to Adolescent Problem Behavior: A Cross-Lagged Polynomial Regression Approach, Mallory Stephenson

PDF

Adjusting for Dropout in Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials, Katharine Stromberg

PDF

The Relationships Among External Environments, Organizational Structures, and Performance in Pursuit of the Clinical and Academic Missions at Academic Health Centers, Eric J. Strucko

PDF

Taxa specific responses to flooding shape patterns of abundance in a river rock pool metacommunity, Charles R. Stunkle

PDF

Psychometric Developments of the ACE-IQ: Understanding the Trauma History of Latine Immigrants, Jorli K. Swingen Dr.

PDF

Internalizing Data Collection: Personal Analytics as an Investigation of the Self, Neal R. Swisher

PDF

DATA SCIENCE METHODS FOR STANDARDIZATION, SAFETY, AND QUALITY ASSURANCE IN RADIATION ONCOLOGY, Khajamoinuddin Syed

PDF

From Abdication to Action: Turning Points in Clinton's Foreign Policy, Eric J. Szandzik

PDF

Spooky Stuff, Petra A. Szilagyi

PDF

The immediate and persistent effects of binge ethanol exposure on myelin protein expression in DBA/2J mice, Aminatta Z. Tejan-Kamara

PDF

DEVELOPMENTAL TRAJECTORIES IN CANNABIS USE: PREDISPOSITIONS, PEERS, AND ACTIVITY PARTICIPATION, Nathaniel S. Thomas

PDF

Effects of Violent and Nonviolent Life Stressors Among Urban Early Adolescents: Testing Competing Models of Comorbid Distress and Externalizing Symptoms, Erin Thompson

PDF

Development of a Quantitative PCR (qPCR) Based Method for Studying Temporal DNA Degradation in Waterlogged Bone, Isis Thornton

PDF

Comparing coastal storm impact to decadal change in barrier island ecosystems, Philip A. Tuley

PDF

A Story About A Girl With Snakes For Hair, Kate M. Turner

PDF

From bedside to bench: Use of patient-derived xenograft models to develop novel therapeutic strategies for triple-negative breast cancer, Tia H. Turner

PDF

Detection of Biomolecules via OCP Measurements using NPG Electrodes, Borkat Ullah

PDF

THE IMPACT OF AGING AND MECHANICAL INJURY ON ALVEOLAR EPITHELIAL AND MACROPHAGE RESPONSES IN ACUTE LUNG INJURY AND INFLAMMATION, Michael S. Valentine

PDF

HIGHER TENSILE FORCES ACROSS CELLULAR JUNCTIONS AND AN INTACT NUCLEAR LINC COMPLEX IS REQUIRED FOR EPITHELIAL FUNCTION AND STABILITY, FNU Vani Narayanan

PDF

Pharmacology of Fentanyl-Related Substances in Mice Reveals Potential Therapeutics With Improved Protective Indices, Neil B. Varshneya

PDF

I Hope My Black Skin Don't Dirt This White Tuxedo, Luis A. Vasquez La Roche

PDF

The Correlation Between Maternal Postpartum Depression and Child Psychopathology, T'keyah I. Vaughan

PDF

Automatic Hip Analysis Suite, Nathan J. Veilleux

PDF

A comparison in pediatric dental website design from a guardian and pediatric dentists’ perspective., David M. Voth

PDF

Recovering Lost Voices: The Rappahannock Tribe and the Jamestown Festival of 1957, Woodie L. Walker II

PDF

Language-Supportive Strategies and their Associations with Child Language Outcomes During Instructional Time, Erin S. Wallace

PDF

Process Factors Affecting Reperfusion Time in Patients Presenting with ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), Richard R. Wall

PDF

Disruption of the DREAM Complex Results in Cell Cycle Deregulation, Hayley C. Walston

PDF

Why We Use a New Currency: The Role of Trust and Control in Explaining the Perception and Usage of Bitcoin, Joseph B. Walton

PDF

Securing a Successful Future for Children with Developmental Disabilities in Ghana and Zambia: A Mixed-Methods Study of Parental and Service Provider Expectations, Princess-Melissa T. Washington-Nortey

PDF

Teachers' Perceptions of the Broad Validity of a High Stakes English Language Proficiency Test, Carolyn N. Waters

PDF

REDOX-ACTIVE POROUS ORGANIC MATERIALS FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE APPLICATIONS, K. Shamara Weeraratne

PDF

Substitution inert Platinum (II) complexes and their non-covalent interactions with proteins, Thomas A. Wells

PDF

The Analysis of Neural Heterogeneity Through Mathematical and Statistical Methods, Kyle Wendling

PDF

Generation of Warm Dense Plasma on Solar Panel Infrastructure in Exo-Atmospheric Conditions, Harrison C. Wenzel

PDF

ROLE OF CLIC4 AND THE SYNAPTIC TRANSCRIPTOME IN THE BEHAVIORAL AND MOLECULAR NEUROBIOLOGY OF ETHANOL, Rory M. Weston

PDF

American Colossal, Andrew J. White