Theses & Dissertations Digitization Project

William & Mary Libraries worked for two years on a project to digitize and catalog W&M dissertations and theses going back to 1920 and up until 2015.  The project helps to accomplish many goals:

  • share the developments and research conducted here with scholars around the world
  • preserve the scholarly record
  • increase the impact of theses and dissertations
  • raise the profile of graduate students
  • grow the reputation of William & Mary
  • demonstrate the institution’s impact on local and global communities

As of October 22, 2018, you are now able to view the dissertations and theses included in this retrospective project as well as those which have been submitted electronically since 2016 in W&M ScholarWorks, the university's open access institutional repository.

Below, please find a list of W&M theses and dissertations which have been digitized as part of this retrospective conversion project . The information includes the authors associated with the project, along with their degree-granting department and year of completion. If you wrote a thesis and/or dissertation between 1920 and 2015 would like to opt-out of the project by restricting access to your work to on-campus access only, then you will need to contact with your name, date of graduation and thesis or dissertation title. Theses and dissertations will continue to be made available through interlibrary loan (ILL) to other libraries, as they were when they were available in print. If you are a copyright holder for one of these works, and would like to provide additional information about a work, or discuss rights and access to the work, please contact us at

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Title Author Department Year Degree
(at) Identity, nationalism, and power on the Internet, 1969-2000. Schoel, Gretchen Ferris, 1966- American Studies 2004 Doctor of Philosophy
(Un)conventional coupling : interracial sex and intimacy in contemporary neo-slave narratives Worrell, Colleen Doyle, 1966- American Studies 2005 Doctor of Philosophy
--All united like sisters-- : education, friendship, and the bonds of womanhood at Litchfield Female Academy, 1782-1833 Whelan, Amy E. History 2009 Master of Arts
1500 by 1939 by 1998--these are the measurements of Malinche's body : an analysis and review of twentieth-century interpretations of nationality Diaz, Ella Maria, 1977- American Studies 2002 Master of Arts
31p Knight shifts in amorphous NiP and NiCoP alloys Gustafson, Paul Stuart. Physics 1981 Doctor of Philosophy
32P-postlabeling analysis of aromatic DNA adducts in hemopoietic tissues and blood of the mummichog Fundulus heteroclitus Rose, Wendy L., 1973- Marine Science 1999 Master of Science
5th grade student performance on Virginia Standards of Learning computer/technology assessment : an analysis of variables Buchanan, Nancy Mann. Education 2003 Doctor of Philosophy
A bad case of fossilized tradition : the discourse of race and gender in women's battle for the ballot in Richmond, Virginia 1909-1920 Ooten, Melissa D., 1977- History 2001 Master of Arts
A balancing act : Division III student-athletes time demands and life roles Hoover, Daniel R. Education 2012 Doctor of Education
A basketball charting system Osborne, Vernon. Physical Education 1953 Master of Arts
A Bayesian network approach to feature selection in mass spectrometry data Kuschner, Karl W. Physics 2009 Doctor of Philosophy
A bio-economic feasibility model for remote setting : potential for oyster aquaculture in Virginia Congrove, Michael Spohn, 1982- Marine Science 2008 Master of Science
A bioeconomic model of the middle Atlantic surf clam (Spisula solidissima) fishery Armitage, Thomas M., 1952- Marine Science 1985 Doctor of Philosophy
A bipartite model of distributed systems : possibilities and implications Brunstrom, Anna Karin, 1967- Computer Science 1996 Doctor of Philosophy
A blueprint for the colony : the Virginia Company charters and the role of religion at Jamestown McCartney, Sarah Ellen. History 2010 Master of Arts
A bold promise : Black Readjusters and the founding of Virginia State University Soares, Leigh Alexandra. History 2012 Master of Arts
A bowery nook will be elysium : the image of the bower in the poetry of John Keats Seffers, Tracy Prior, 1966- English 1993 Master of Arts
A British view of the siege of Charleston : from the diary of Captain John Peebles February 11-June 2, 1780 Salmon, John S., 1948- History 1975 Master of Arts
A calculation of electron-bremsstrahlung produced in thick targets Gross, Chris, 1937- Physics 1968 Master of Arts
A case study of the predictive ability of placement tests for principles of accounting Villaire, Sonja Ann, 1943- Education 1991 Doctor of Education
A case study of three transpersonal psychotherapists and their Bhakti and Karma approaches to transpersonal psychotherapy Connor, Edward H. Education 1999 Doctor of Education
A causal theory of revolution Horn, Stephen James, 1960- Government 1987 Master of Arts
A certain kinship : the first exhibitions of American folk art, New York, 1924-1932 Chasse, Sarah Noble. American Studies 2012 Master of Arts
A certain threatening picture : images of rape in Eudora Welty's The golden apples Hannett, Laura A., 1967- English 1997 Master of Arts
A characterization of the corticosterone-binding-globulin in the plasma of the duck (Anas platyrhynchos) Cheshier, James Leon, 1949- Biology 1973 Master of Arts
A church fire and reconstruction : St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Petersburg, Virginia Smith, Ryan Kendall, 1972- History 1998 Master of Arts
A cognitive-development approach to professional ethics training for counselor education students Chase, Nicole Marie, 1954- Education 1998 Doctor of Education
A common thread : labor, politics, and capital mobility in the Massachusetts textile industry, 1880-1934 English, Beth Anne, 1973- History 2003 Doctor of Philosophy
A community and its neighborhoods : Charles Parish, York County, Virginia, 1630-1740 Richter, Julie (Caroline Julia), 1961- History 1992 Doctor of Philosophy
A comparative analysis of school-based performance of mobile and nonmobile students Smith-Jones, Yvonne Darcel, 1956- Education 1997 Doctor of Education
A comparative analysis of the value of intrinsic motivation in computer software on the math achievement, attitudes, attendance, and depth-of- involvement of underachieving students Meyer, Patricia Ann Furey, 1951- Education 1986 Doctor of Philosophy
A comparative analysis of two colonial Virginia populations : a skeletal consideration Koubek, Jana Elisa, 1956- Anthropology 1982 Master of Arts
A comparative approach to slave life on Bermuda, 1780-1834 Bellhorn, Margaret Mary, 1965- Anthropology 1992 Master of Arts
A comparative study of brief and time-unlimited marital therapists Gilley, Sharon Kay, 1958- Education 1994 Doctor of Education
A comparative study of environmental policy : the United States and Japan Mortimer, Shari Ann, 1967- Government 1994 Master of Arts
A comparative study of meristic variation in the American eel (Anguilla rostrata) and Atlantic anchovy (Anchoa mitchilli) Ladd, Ernest C. Marine Science 1958 Master of Arts
A comparative study of priorities for pre-college marine education objectives in Virginia Lanier, James A., 1941- Marine Science 1981 Doctor of Philosophy
A comparative study of professional school counselors' and school counseling interns' multicultural competence and moral development : exploring the gap between training and supervision Griffin, Dana Claudine, 1973- Education 2007 Doctor of Philosophy
A comparative study of student achievement, program delivery , and teacher training in a gifed program Briley, Mary Frances, 1944- Education 1990 Doctor of Education
A comparative study of students served in a transitional first grade with students retained in grade and regularly promoted students Iovino, Philip, 1948- Education 1991 Doctor of Education
A comparative study of teaching critical thinking through persuasive writing to average, gifted and students with learning disabilities Hughes, Claire E. Education 2000 Doctor of Philosophy
A comparative study of the course taking and performance patterns of high achieving secondary students Selberg, Dewelynn Joyce Heeb. Education 2009 Doctor of Education
A comparative study of the NCATE standards and the Virginia licensure regulations for school personnel with the perceptions of elementary principals and teachers Chantry, Stephen J. Education 2002 Doctor of Education
A comparative study of the use of figurative language by Plato and St. Paul Williams, Joseph Boyd, 1910- Ancient Languages 1943 Master of Arts
A comparative study: two methods of teaching French 101-102 at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, 1959-1961 Anding, Virginia Nelson, 1937- Education 1962 Master of Arts
A comparison of (p,2n) and (p,pn) reactions on Cerium-140 at intermediate energies Ruth, Thomas Jean, 1943- Physics 1967 Master of Arts
A comparison of aggression, locus of control, and androgyny at admission and at discharge in psychiatric hospitalized males by Richard D. Huey. Huey, Richard D., 1945- Education 1993 Doctor of Philosophy
A comparison of counselor, principal and teacher perceptions of the role and function of the school counselor in Virginia public secondary school Thompson, Rosemary A. Education 1986 Doctor of Education
A comparison of elementary, middle, and high school principals' teacher selection practices and perceptions of teacher effectiveness Grove, Sharmaine Denise, 1971- Education 2008 Doctor of Education
A comparison of grow-out methods for the bay scallop, Argopecten irradians irradians, at two sites in Virginia Brotman, Mark J., 1963- Marine Science 1992 Master of Arts