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 scholarworks@wm.edu 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 scholarworks@wm.edu.

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Title Author Department Year Degree
Development of the National War College and peer institutions : a comparative study of the growth and interrelationship of US military senior service colleges Johnson, Vernon Eugene, 1930- Education 1982 Doctor of Education
An exploration of the impact of family on the achievement of African American gifted learners originating from low-income environments Davis, Joy L. Education 2007 Doctor of Education
Political factors affecting the development and growth of the Norfolk Division, The College of William and Mary (1930) into Old Dominion College (1962) Anderson, Gerald Benton, 1925- Education 1988 Doctor of Education
A comparative study of brief and time-unlimited marital therapists Gilley, Sharon Kay, 1958- Education 1994 Doctor of Education
Women who have a graduate school education who have chosen to make mothering the major focus of their time : a descriptive study Stone, Linda Shapiro, 1954- Education 1987 Doctor of Education
The effects of microcomputers on the mathematical skills of low achieving students Copley, Charlotte Evans, 1927- Education 1990 Doctor of Education
The relationship between teacher verbal feedback, aptitude, and academic instrinsic motivation Wickwire, Ann Jenkins, 1946- Education 1992 Doctor of Education
A study of the relationship between father-absent homes and father-present homes and the academic performance and social adjustment of black middle school students Simmons, Joe Louis, 1936- Education 1981 Doctor of Education
The effects of women's studies on the fear of success and locus of control of female college students Levine, Arlene Spielholz. Education 1981 Doctor of Education
An investigation of the relationship between college student development and alcohol consumption patterns Hensley, Laura Greer, 1968- Education 1997 Doctor of Education
Development of the Chae Optimal Supervision Environment Test Chae, Ki Byung, Education 2013 Doctor of Education
A national study of professional standards in special education teacher preparation programs using the standards adopted by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Council for Exceptional Children Waegerle, Dawn Colleen Johnson, 1955- Education 1990 Doctor of Education
Influences of self in career decision-making among gifted adolescents attending Governor's School in Science and Technology Orton, William Rutledge. Education 1998 Doctor of Education
The relationship between thinking style differences and career choice for high-achieving high school students Kim, Mihyeon. Education 2009 Doctor of Education
Presenting the past : education, interpretation and the teaching of Black history at Colonial Williamsburg Ellis, Rex M., 1951- Education 1989 Doctor of Education
A content analysis of the attention to microcultural factors in selected multicultural education college textbooks used in the United States Baugh, Sandra Farmer, 1947- Education 1992 Doctor of Education
A study of the evaluation procedures for professional development among public school districts in Virginia Bryant, Colleen Cannington, 1956- Education 2007 Doctor of Education
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
Effects of spouse counseling on the treatment outcome of the problem drinker Johnston, Paul J. Education 1979 Doctor of Education
The relationship of aptitude and vocational interest to achievement of soldiers in advanced individual training, U.S. Arny Quarter master School Davis, Nancy Eades, 1949- Education 1987 Doctor of Education
Special education complaint management : a national profile Yaryan, Elizabeth, 1958- Education 1992 Doctor of Education
Baccalaureate prepared women in nursing : return to graduate education in nursing in midlife Ritch-Brant, Barbara Ann. Education 1995 Doctor of Education
Living, learning, and leading from the middle : African American women administrators in student affairs Anderson, Melinda R. Jones, 1977-, Education 2014 Doctor of Education
A transpersonal approach in a case of dissociative identity disorder Berkley-Carter, Deborah. Education 1999 Doctor of Education
An analysis of fact-finding and its acceptance as a method of conflict resolution in Virginia public school grievance and dismissal procedures Martin, Diane Gerian, 1959- Education 1985 Doctor of Education
Examining the development of self-authorship among student veterans Stone, Sharon L. M., Education 2014 Doctor of Education
Keeping the house in order government regulations and campus compliance Cordle, Robbie Lee, 1958- Education 1991 Doctor of Education
Factors associated with statutory consortium effectiveness : a case study of one Virginia consortium for continuing higher education Poland, Mark W. Education 1986 Doctor of Education
An exploration of selected effects of circumstances which precede and surround recall of early childhood and recent adult experiences Hughes, Carol Caswell, 1935- Education 1986 Doctor of Education
Improving academic skills and attention/memory skills in self- contained learning disabled students through a package of cognitive training procedures Wiesner, Kevin Charles, 1950- Education 1986 Doctor of Education
The effects of relaxation and positive suggestion on early symptoms of senility in older adults in an institutional setting Simons, Helen Gernert, 1924- Education 1979 Doctor of Education
A study of the effects of group counseling on religious attitudes and verbal behaviors of members of a conservative synagogue Levine, Shlomo D., 1938- Education 1974 Doctor of Education
A comparison of the effects of the Couple Communication II Program and a Family of Origin Workshop on marital satisfaction and individual autonomy Chambers, Floyd Allen, 1928- Education 1986 Doctor of Education
Academic optimism of Virginia high school teachers : its relationship to organizational citizenship behaviors and student achievement Wagner, Charles Allen, 1965- Education 2008 Doctor of Education
The College of William and Mary in Virginia, 1800-1827 Osborne, Ruby Orders. Education 1981 Doctor of Education
An investigation into perception of the college environment and personality of occupants of various residence halls Beale, Charles Leroy, 1945- Education 1974 Doctor of Education
The effect of therapist's gender on outcome of behavioral treatment with agoraphobics Tiffany, Linda Williamson, 1951- Education 1987 Doctor of Education
The impact of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action legislation on Virginia public school divisions as perceived by school personnel officials Mitchell, John A., 1948- Education 1982 Doctor of Education
Variables influencing recent high school graduates' choice of postsecondary proprietary schools or community colleges De Weese, Bill Carl, 1944- Education 1989 Doctor of Education
Dispositions and practices that promote teacher-student relationships with African-American male elementary students Yeldell, Karyn Mitchell, 1973-, Education 2012 Doctor of Education
An analysis of the personal need systems of obese college freshmen Annaloro, Lila Louise, 1957- Education 1986 Doctor of Education
Perceptual-expectancy style (PES) and pretreatment adjustment : a study of subtypes among male alcohol abusers Berns, Jonathan H., 1948- Education 1982 Doctor of Education
A study of the relationship of regional school accreditation status to achievement test scores in public elementary schools in Virginia Glancy, Richard Daniel, 1944- Education 1983 Doctor of Education
The hidden curriculum of the video teleconference (VTC) classroom and its implications for the university of the 21st century Stout, Mary Webb, 1947- Education 1995 Doctor of Education
Prospective principals for the 21st century : factors that motivate and inhibit the pursuit of school leadership for educational administration students Pope, Tambra Michelle. Education 2010 Doctor of Education
Social organization analysis of the role of academic advising : a case study at the University of Liberia Williams Sy, Jobila Y., 1983-, Education 2013 Doctor of Education
The origins and development of Virginia's student assessment policy : a case study Sims, Serbrenia J. Education 1989 Doctor of Education
Applying the transtheoretical model of change to court ordered/DUI outpatient treatment clients Levy, Cynthia M., 1952- Education 1997 Doctor of Education
Equity in mathematics : algebra for everyone Hervey, Regina Lynn, 1955- Education 1999 Doctor of Education
A program evaluation of a leadership academy for school principals Wagner, Kristi E., Education 2014 Doctor of Education