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
The vestry book of Elizabeth City Parish, 1751-1784 History 1957 Master of Arts
The Alan Lomax photographs and The music of Williamsburg (1959-1960) Aarlien, Peggy Finley, 1964- American Studies 2010 Master of Arts
The effects of cumulative risk experience and violence exposure on children's prosocial behaviors Aaron, Lauren. Psychology 2010 Master of Arts
Task-oriented display design : concept and example Abbott, Terence S. Computer Science 1989 Master of Science
A study of sexual attitudes, sexual behaviors, and religiosity of community college students Abdo, Robert John, 1950- Education 1985 Doctor of Education
The scourge of Discovery: a case study of the genocide of native Americans in English North America Abdoo, Jayma Ann, 1957- History 1992 Master of Arts
The religious philosophy of Richard M. Nixon Abel, Robert Benjamin, 1980- History 2008 Master of Arts
Silver-polyimide nanocomposite films : single-stage synthesis and analysis of metalized partially-fluorinated polyimide BTDA/4-BDAF prepared from silver(I) complexes Abelard, Joshua Erold Robert. Chemistry 2010 Master of Science
Hadron structure from holographic QCD Abidin, Zainul, 1981- Physics 2010 Doctor of Philosophy
Life history, ecology and behavior of two new Liparis (Pisces, cyclopteridae) from the western north Atlantic Able, Kenneth W., 1945- Marine Science 1974 Doctor of Philosophy
The use of active memory encoding strategies by thought disordered and non-thought disordered schizophrenics Abramczyk, Lois, 1942- Education 1977 Doctor of Education
Frequencies of suspension-feeding actions vary with prey type in Oreochromis niloticus (Pisces : Cichlidae) Ackermann, K. Lara, 1971- Biology 1999 Master of Arts
The completeness and unity of Between the acts Ackiss, David Lansing, 1950- English 1974 Master of Arts
Institutional image : a case study of George Mason University Acosta-Lewis, Elizabeth Anne, 1958- Education 1989 Doctor of Education
Dynamics of fish assemblages associated with an offshore artificial reef in the southern Mid-Atlantic Bight Adams, Aaron J. Marine Science 1993 Master of Arts
Ellen Churchill Semple and American geography in an era of imperialism Adams, Ellen E., 1976- History 2011 Doctor of Philosophy
Of more consequence than the president : Frances Folsom Cleveland and the role of first lady in the late nineteenth century Adams, Ellen E., 1976- History 2004 Master of Arts
Augustus Carmichael : a metaphor of the artist Adams, Mary Beverly, 1958- English 1989 Master of Arts
School system merger : a study of power and redistribution of resources Adams, Rebecca Clark White, 1944- Education 1992 Doctor of Education
A dollar book for a dime! : the vernacular of cheapness and the Beadle dime handbooks Adams, Sarah Elisabeth. American Studies 2012 Master of Arts
Distinguishing sediment transport modes to the outer-shelf off the Waiapu River, New Zealand Addington, Lisa D. Marine Science 2005 Master of Science
The metabolism of Krebs cycle intermediates and malonate by eggs and early embryonic stages of Arbacia punctulata Addison, Russell Chancellor, 1942- Biology 1966 Master of Arts
The symbolic nature of mortuary act in the Royal Navy cemetary on Ireland Island, Bermuda, 1800-1899 Adinolfi, Christina Lynn, 1967- Anthropology 1995 Master of Arts
Is empathy the missing link in teaching business ethics? : a course-based educational intervention with undergraduate business students Adkins, Christopher P., 1973- Education 2009 Doctor of Philosophy
Performing race : instances of color representation in American culture Adkins, Katrin L., 1980- American Studies 2003 Master of Arts
Teacher self-efficacy and beliefs for teaching mathematics in inclusive settings Aerni, Pamela W. Education 2008 Doctor of Philosophy
Cumberland County, Virginia agriculture, 1840-1860 Agee, Susan Elizabeth, 1947- History 1972 Master of Arts
The Philippines in the twentieth century: Social change in recent decades Aguas y Quijano, Juan Vidal, 1951- Sociology 1987 Master of Arts
Pluralism and genocide case study of the genocide in Bangladesh, 1971 Ahmed, Nahleen, 1961- Government 1987 Master of Arts
The synthesis, characterization, and molecular modeling of cyclic arylene ether oligomers Ahmed, Sheeba, 1971- Applied Science 1997 Doctor of Philosophy
A framework for construction and analysis of juvenile abundance indices for American shad (Alosa sapidissima) in the York River, Virginia Aiken, Mary Lynn, 1975- Marine Science 2000 Master of Science
Alternate methods of changing nursing home staff attitudes toward sexual behavior in the aged Aja, Anne Marie, 1947- Education 1982 Doctor of Education
The least tern in Virginia : breeding biology and population distribution Akers, John William, 1949- Biology 1975 Master of Arts
Colonialism and the organization of African unity: the effect of the Colonial experience on African attempts to unite Akwei, Adotei, 1962- Government 1987 Master of Arts
Plasma progesterone concentrations and ovarian histology in prairie deermice (Peromyscus maniculatus bairdii) from experimental laboratory populations Albertson, Barry Douglas, 1946- Biology 1973 Master of Arts
Satisfying Williamsburg's meat tooth : butchers and bones in inter-bellum Williamsburg, Virginia Alblinger, Carrie 1966- Anthropology 2002 Master of Arts
Applications of holographic dualities Albrecht, Dylan Judd, 1984-, Physics 2013 Doctor of Philosophy
I am going to have to hear it all over again : the entrapment of Quentin Compson Alderman, Nigel James, 1965- English 1990 Master of Arts
A dress of the right length to die in : mortuary and memorial practices amongst Depression-era tenant farmers of the Piedmont South Alderman-Tuttle, Zoey. American Studies 2012 Master of Arts
The millennial generation : Howe and Strauss disputed Alexander Agati, Holly. Education 2011 Doctor of Philosophy
Angular distribution of satellite scintillation Alexander, Joseph Kunkle, 1940- Physics 1962 Master of Arts
Rationality in conglomerate succession : a case study Alie, Raymond E. Sociology 1972 Master of Arts
Faculty ritual, solidarity, and cohesion : thirty-five years of change at Eastern Mennonite University Alleman, Nathan F., 1975- Education 2008 Doctor of Education
Tidepool value as foraging patches for breeding and migrating birds in tidal salt marshes in the lower Chesapeake Bay Allen, Amanda Susan, 1970- Biology 1995 Master of Arts
Academic optimism and instructional leadership in urban elementary schools Allen, Angela M., 1974- Education 2011 Doctor of Education
Familiarity and the attribution process Allen, Donald Mark, 1961- Psychology 1985 Master of Arts
A survey of student opinion concerning selected aspects of the student personnel services of the College of William and Mary in Virginia Allen, Fred Seaman, 1931- Education 1953 Master of Education
Roses in December : Black life in Hanover County, Virginia during the era of disfranchisement Allen, Jody Lynn. History 2007 Doctor of Philosophy
Restrained with the civil sword : Spenser's Maye eclogue and Donne's third Satyre in the context of the English Reformation Allen, John David, 1969- English 1992 Master of Arts
Examining cultural specificity in the relationships between daily events and daily psychological adjustment Allen, Monica Robin, 1977- Psychology 2001 Master of Arts