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
Distinctive traditions at the College of William and Mary and their influence on the modernization of the college, 1865 to 1919 Smith, Russell T. Education 1980 Doctor of Education
Separation-individuation and older adolescents with disruptive classroom behavior Lockwood, Eunice Esther, 1942- Education 1995 Doctor of Education
The effects of a program of structured group counseling on the self-concept and leadership skills of disadvantaged gifted elementary school students Hill, Sheila Gibbs, 1949- Education 1982 Doctor of Education
The assistant principal's role in special education : an inquiry into the supervision of special education at the building level Walton, Valerie Ann. Education 2008 Doctor of Education
Faculty ritual, solidarity, and cohesion : thirty-five years of change at Eastern Mennonite University Alleman, Nathan F., 1975- Education 2008 Doctor of Education
The development of the image of a selective collegiate public institution and the effects of that image upon admissions : the case of the College of William and Mary in Virginia, 1946-1980 Schoenenberger, Karen Cottrell. Education 1984 Doctor of Education
A phenomenological investigation of women's experience in family counseling : interviews with ten mothers Krumpe, Sharon W., 1947- Education 2002 Doctor of Education
Retention of novice teachers : a study of factors that affect their decisions to stay Handley, Kimberly Dawn. Education 2005 Doctor of Education
A union of church and state : the Freedmen's Bureau and the education of African Americans in Virginia from 1865-1871 Butler, Aaron Jason, 1978- Education 2013 Doctor of Education
A matter of degree : mid-career professional training for museum workers in the United States & Great Britain Tramposch, William Joseph. Education 1985 Doctor of Education
Women returning to community college : a response to life changes and a desire for a revised identity (a case study of Paul D. Camp Community College) Morgan, Margaret Irene. Education 1987 Doctor of Education
The role of the superintendent in improving student achievement Boone, Melinda J. Education 2001 Doctor of Education
The effect of group counseling on academic achievement and achievement motivation of alternative high school students Sullivan, Anne Klare, 1944- Education 1986 Doctor of Education
Effective teaching practices and teacher efficacy beliefs of International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme teachers Hutchings, Gregory C., 1977- Education 2010 Doctor of Education
Teacher self-efficacy, content and pedagogical knowledge, and their relationship to student achievement in algebra I Fox, Antonia M., Education 2014 Doctor of Education
Fostering student achievement : a study of the relationship of collective teacher efficacy and student achievement Barr, Marilyn F. Education 2002 Doctor of Education
The effects of Preparing for Life as a University Student (PLUS) on student achievement, persistence, & integration Barreau, Pascal P., 1970- Education 2008 Doctor of Education
A comparative analysis of school-based performance of mobile and nonmobile students Smith-Jones, Yvonne Darcel, 1956- Education 1997 Doctor of Education
A study of the relationship of age to psychological type in couples entering marriage Lockwood, William A., 1943- Education 1988 Doctor of Education
An experimental study of the effects of classroom instruction and clinical learning experiences on the attitudes of students of nursing toward the aged Hinchliffe, Elizabeth Barfield, 1936- Education 1979 Doctor of Education
Maintaining diversity in the shadows of conformity : Can a systematic attempt to maintain a university's distinctive mission override societal pressures for conformity? Clarin, Delrina Marie, 1937- Education 1996 Doctor of Education
Campus and consortium in an era of large scale research : an historical study of the Virginia Associated Research Center, 1962-1967 Ward, Elizabeth Buchanan, 1953- Education 1993 Doctor of Education
Academic optimism and instructional leadership in urban elementary schools Allen, Angela M., 1974- Education 2011 Doctor of Education
A study of the factors which influences computer adoption by community college faculty in Virginia Scott, Larry Joe, 1945- Education 1986 Doctor of Education
The effects of social skills training on the prevention of perceived stress, depression, and social anxiety of Taiwanese graduate students in the U.S. Kuo, Li-An, 1955- Education 1993 Doctor of Education
Faculty moonlighting : an exploratory study of the motivation for seeking outside employment and its relationship to the effectiveness of community college faculty Hanks, Joanna Davis. Education 1996 Doctor of Education
The college going choice in Virginia : a study in the demand for higher education Butler, Thomas Edward, 1949- Education 1987 Doctor of Education
The use of social interest, activity and affect as reflected in early recollections as predictors of stress in an analogue social situation Traver, Michael D., 1947- Education 1978 Doctor of Education
A study of the 45-15 cycled-attendance plan for year-round operation of schools in Prince William County, Virginia Mounie, James Colin, 1934- Education 1972 Doctor of Education
The impact of legislation and litigation on the education of students with autism spectrum disorders Joy, Selena M. Education 2008 Doctor of Education
The juggling act female administrators preform between their professional and nonprofessional lives Roesch, Betsy Taylor. Education 1995 Doctor of Education
Information gathering by trustees for decision-making : informal and formal sources Bostain, Dyanne Strohkorb, 1948- Education 1988 Doctor of Education
Metaphors we make school by : the debate on school of choice McConachie, Stephanie M. Education 1992 Doctor of Education
An investigation of the efficacy of group counseling with emotionally disturbed middle school students Grainer, Michael Scott, 1953- Education 1986 Doctor of Education
A study of the evolution of three in-school suspension programs in Virginia Sullivan, Judy Stowe, 1957- Education 1988 Doctor of Education
Relationships between job description, role behavior, and effectiveness of elementary school assistant principals in Virginia public elementary schools Craig, Elsie W., 1941- Education 1983 Doctor of Education
Recommended practices for effective teaching in the international baccalaureate program : an examination of instructional skills, assessment practices, and teacher-efficacy beliefs of IB teachers Hutchinson, Linda Prince. Education 2004 Doctor of Education
An investigation into current evangelical college secularization Wilson, William Arthur, 1949- Education 1985 Doctor of Education
An electronic storage and access system for special education legislation Frantz, Courtney Siler, 1948- Education 1995 Doctor of Education
An investigation of practices to address the disproportionate representation of African Amercian students in special education programs in Virginia Barreau, Stacia M., 1973- Education 2008 Doctor of Education
The use of the career motivation process as a means of influencing the self concept and career development of tenth grade students Snider, Sanford Dean, 1940- Education 1977 Doctor of Education
Promoting the cognitive development of high-risk college students through a study/life skills seminar Loew, Sandra Ann. Education 1998 Doctor of Education
Liberal education and moral development : an integrated model of moral education Owen, Roderic Lewis, 1954- Education 1985 Doctor of Education
An investigation of the effects of breach of confidentiality of adolescents' level of trust Warrick, Carolyn Bosta, 1945- Education 1991 Doctor of Education
An investigation of eligibility decision congruence among school administrators, psychologists, and social workers for Virginia's developmentally delayed population Faircloth, John William, 1956- Education 1991 Doctor of Education
The use of humor to relieve stress in psychiatric nurses Kwandt, Joanne, 1944- Education 1992 Doctor of Education
An analysis of the perceptions of Virginia school superintendents and school board chairpersons concerning the role of the superintendent of schools in collective negotiations Hanna, Ira Richard, 1935- Education 1977 Doctor of Education
The effects of peer facilitator self-disclosure upon adolescent self-disclosure in a group interview Butler, William Arthur, 1946- Education 1977 Doctor of Education
Administrative response to teacher incompetence : the role of teacher evaluation systems Tucker, Pamela DuPriest, 1954- Education 1997 Doctor of Education
The impact of a cognitive strategy on students composing skills Moye, Macon Jasper, 1948- Education 1993 Doctor of Education