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
Wind interaction with bouyant plumes on the inner continental shelf Rennie, Sarah E. Marine Science 1998 Doctor of Philosophy
Wind-tunnel measurements of the aerodynamic damping and oscillatory stability in pitch of a sphere at Mach numbers from 0.20 to 4.63 Kilgore, Robert Ashworth, 1932- Physics 1963 Master of Arts
Winter/spring steady-state water balances for a palustrine forested wetland located in southeastern Virginia Redgate, Daniel Otis. Marine Science 1997 Master of Arts
Wishlist or reality? : the committee on the future of the Virginia community college system and its report, Toward the year 2000 Crowther, Elizabeth Hinton, 1956- Education 1994 Doctor of Philosophy
With unalterable tenderness : the courtship and marriage of St. George Tucker and Frances Randolph Tucker Wood, Claudia Lamm, 1959- History 1988 Master of Arts
Within-person relationships among prayer, well-being, and daily events Newman, David Benjamin, Psychology 2014 Master of Arts
Woman suffrage Muir, Mae Douglas. History 1927 Master of Arts
Woman's rights in Virginia, 1909-1920 Erickson, Alice Matthews, 1935- History 1975 Master of Arts
Womanpower in the Civil Rights Movement Hutchinson, Yvette, 1967- History 1991 Master of Arts
Women in blue : women in the US Navy during World War Two Robinson, Zoë Catherine, 1978- History 2001 Master of Arts
Women in engineering : the impact of the college internship on persistence into an engineering field Brush, Kimberly M., Education 2013 Doctor of Philosophy
Women in the trenches : barriers to female staff's advancement in higher education Costello, Carla A., Education 2014 Doctor of Philosophy
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
Women state legislators and political culture West, Diana Burghard, 1967- Government 1997 Master of Arts
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
Women's perceptions of high risk drinking : understanding binge drinking in a gender biased setting Russett, Jill Lynne. Education 2008 Doctor of Education
Women, work, and the Civil War : the effect of the Civil War on the women working in Richmond, Virginia, between 1860 and 1870 Holmes, Elizabeth Ann, 1962- History 1989 Master of Arts
Word association and schizophrenia symptomatology Johnson, Diane E. 1958- Psychology 1990 Master of Arts
Work and play : recreation and reality in a southern female textile world English, Beth Anne, 1973- History 1996 Master of Arts
Work Enough for Head and Heart : dramatic interaction and the social dynamics of the Steward-Planter Relationship in antebellum Tidewater Virginia Kennedy, Neil Macrae, 1968- Anthropology 1993 Master of Arts
Work values and their relationship to certain personality types of community college students Taylor, Howard Thornton, 1944- Education 1976 Doctor of Education
Working to reduce ninth grade failure rates in urban school settings : a multi-case study of ninth grade transition programs in four urban high schools in Virginia Gibson, Lynnell Theard. Education 2006 Doctor of Education
Working with tools : work, identity, and perception communicated through the material culture of work in the context of the Rideau Canal construction 1826-1832 Plousos, Suzanne Elizabeth Stella, 1949- Anthropology 1996 Master of Arts
Xenopus laevis ribosomal protein S1 : evidence for regulation at the transcriptional level Sinor, Cleve Ray-Dean, 1965- Biology 1994 Master of Arts
Yorktown shipwreck 44YO88 : stores and cargo from a British naval supply vessel from the American War for Independence Broadwater, John D. American Studies 1989 Master of Arts
You are not the father! : family, blood, race and Maury in America Markarian, Robyn Elizabeth, American Studies 2013 Master of Arts
You can't say 'no' to a soldier : sexual violence in the United States during World War II Smith, Michaele Katherine, American Studies 2013 Doctor of Philosophy
You have no boss here to work for : women and labor in Chesapeake Bay fishing communities O'Grady, Elizabeth Marie. American Studies 2010 Master of Arts
You just had that gut feeling' : film, memory, and the lynching of James Byrd, Jr. Piper, William Brian, 1980- American Studies 2006 Master of Arts
You're in the army now : the Students' Army Training Corps at selected Virginia universities in 1918 Faughnan, Michael J., 1956- Education 2008 Doctor of Philosophy
You(s) on the tube : deconstructing (American) (cyber) selves inscribed in the diary blog and diary vlog McDonald, Ryan James. American Studies 2008 Master of Arts
Your most obedient son. : the Civil War letters of William Tell Cobb Ludwick, Michael P., 1969- History 1995 Master of Arts
Youth in transition : college students and their parents Dawson, John Robert, 1937- Sociology 1972 Master of Arts
Zirconium complexes with the 3-cyanoacetylacetonate anion : a potential trifunctional ligand Lock, George Arbuthnot, 1950- Chemistry 1975 Master of Arts
Zoogeography and host-specificity of the superfamily Capsaloidea Price, 1936 (Monogenea: Monopisthocotylea) Lawler, Adrian R. Marine Science 1971 Doctor of Philosophy
Zooplankton communities in Chesapeake Bay seagrass systems Meyer, Cathy Elizabeth, 1956- Marine Science 1982 Master of Arts
Zooplankton community structure in a cyclonic and mode-water eddy in the Sargasso Sea Eden, Bethany Rose, 1983- Marine Science 2008 Master of Science
`Post-humously hot' : Bill Traylor's life and art Worrell, Colleen Doyle, 1966- American Studies 1994 Master of Arts