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Theses from 2016

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Facilitating Environmental Literacy in a Socio-Digital Landscape, Anna E. Hotard

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Painless Hematophagy: The Functional Role of Novel Tick Metalloproteases in Pain Suppression, Joseph W. Jelinski

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An Analysis of Moral Distress Experienced Among Nursing Students, Katherine Merchent Johnson

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To Screen or Not to Screen Parent’s Perceptions of Eye Care Prevention for Pre-School Age Children, Bonnie E. Keaton

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Married to Nursing School: How Stress Affects Marital Satisfaction of Nursing Students, Krysta AF Laabs

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A Chemical Sensor for Cyanide, Rachel E. Lambert

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Pearls and Politics: White Clubwomen’s Activism in the Postwar South, Kelly E. Liles

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“Evaluation of Hearing Aid Wearers’ Appearance by Individuals Who Do Not Wear Hearing Aid Devices”, Lauren M. Lott

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A Comprehensive Study of the Effects of Chemotherapy on Friction Ridge Detail, M Mariel Lowe

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Bells of Death: Rachmaninoff’s Use of the Dies Irae in his Choral Symphony, Kolokola, Madeleine Lowrey

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Protein Residue-Residue Contact Prediction Using Stacked Denoising Autoencoders, Joseph Bailey Luttrell IV

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Awareness of biological mechanisms of artificial sweeteners and the effects of increased awareness via video media on intent to change dietary habits in traditional college-age students, Cassie A. Mahler

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Mating Behaviors Exhibited by a Captive Male Pacific Walrus (Odobenus rosmarus divergens), Jessica M. McCord

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Women in Gaming: A Study of Female Players’ Experiences in Online FPS Games, M Allison McDaniel

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Compassion Fatigue and Educational Preparation Among Mississippi Child Welfare Workers, Meredith D. McPhail

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Perceptions of University Community Members Regarding Alcohol Restriction Policies, Katherine A. Meeker

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Momentum Transfer to a Simplified Wind Turbine Blade, Myer D. Milbrath

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The Good, the Bad and the Useless: The perception of books in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief, and Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story, Morgan Grace Milburn

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Vascular Flora of the Possum Walk Trail at the Infinity Science Center, Hancock County, Mississippi, Hanna M. Miller

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Form-Blindness and Its Implications: A Verification Study, Meredith G. Moody

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The Relation of Adolescent Narcissism and Prosocial Behavior with Cooperative and Competitive Attitudes, Erin V. Moran

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The Effect of Increased Exposure of UVC Light on Human Skin Microbiota, T'Kylia S. Moss

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The Effect Music has in Speech Therapy, Emily K. Nester

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Constructing Reality: The Role of Mass Media in The Hunger Games Series, Jordan E. Nettles

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An Analysis of Gender Effects and Career Choices in Public Accounting, Amanda M. Odom

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Sedimentology of a Small Estuarine Marsh Along East (Pensacola) Bay, Florida, Jesse Pfadenhauer

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Exploring the Experiences of Individuals Incarcerated for the Crime of Arson, Joshua W. Polk

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A Historical Analysis of the Early Christian Church Fathers’ Opinions Regarding Abortion, Lauren Taylor Provencher

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Investigation of How Hydrogen Bonding Affects the Enantiomeric Excess of Pig Liver Esterase Promoted Hydrolysis of Pro-Chiral Substrates, Jacob E. Pruett

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An Exploration of Perseverative Behaviors in Young Children with Autism, Madison M. Ralph

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Depictions of the Middle Class in Magnolia Award Nominees, 2013-2015, Anna K. Rawls

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An Experience Like No Other: A Case Study on Summer Camp Culture, Sarah E. Rhett

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Cognitive Functioning as a Moderator in the Relation between Externalizing Behavior Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Stress among Their Parents, Robyn M. Riley

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Winning at the Graduate Level of Warfare: Six Core Factors of a Successful Counterinsurgency Campaign and the Example of Sierra Leone, John D. Rimann

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The Perceptions of General Education Teachers on the Inclusion of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing in the General Education Classroom, Rebecca L. Roppolo

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Bridging the Gap: Making Modern Dance Accessible to the General Public Through Elements of Art and Entertainment, Samantha S. Russell

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Sustainable Design: Can Eco-Friendly Be Beautiful?, Melanie T. Santiago

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The Effect of Balance Training on Disruptive Behaviors in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Claire A. Scates

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Excessive Police Force and Misconduct: A Failing System and How to Improve It, Elise Seale

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The Question of Financial Career Paths: Which Graduate Program and/or Professional Certification Leads to the Greatest Income and Level of Satisfaction Based on a Survey of Professionals working within the Accounting/Finance Fields?, Tanner M. Shaw

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Financial Literacy in High School Education, Chelsea N. Simmons

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Bildungsroman, Mary M. Spooner

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Robert Frost’s Ulteriority: Saying One Thing in Terms of Another – The Inexpressible, Nicolette S. Stackhouse

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Relationship Between Parental Alcoholism and Family Unpredictability, Kamie L. Stephens

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The Manifestation of Blight: Examining the Effects of Inner City Decline on Populations in the Bronx, New York and New Orleans, Louisiana, Bianca R. Stewart

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The Economic Impact of the 2015 Conference USA Baseball Tournament in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Kyle A. Stoner

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Functional Significance of Branch Points in Mirtrons, Britton A. Strickland

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Detection of Acoustic Sources Using Time-Reversal Methods, Grant E. Tingstrom

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Emotions Involved in Shopping at the Airport, Alexis D. Tymkiw

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The Effect of Cure Rate on Glassy Polymer Networks, Kristen M. Van de Voorde

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Synthesis of Acceptors for Use in Donor-Acceptor Copolymers and Characterization of these Polymers, William D. Walker

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Socio-Emotional Development in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Christiana K. Whitley

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The Effect of Acrylic Acid on Ring Formation in Polyacrylonitrile, Elisha Cade Willis

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The UAS-Gal4 System in D. melanogaster: An Insight into the Influence of microRNAs on the Developmental Pathways of the Wing, Emily R. Wilson

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Perceptions of Campus Community Members Regarding Wrongful Convictions in Mississippi, Tera Wilson

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Functionalizing β-Cyano Oligo(p-phenylene vinylene) Chromophores for use in Mechanochromic Materials, Alexander J. Wink

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Teacher Perceived Barriers to Inclusive Instructional Delivery Approaches, Casey M. Wright

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Preparation of MyoD mRNA for the differentiation of stem cells into muscle cells, Stephanie A. Ye

Theses from 2015

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Narcissism and Late Adolescent Friendships: Perceived Closeness, Cooperation, Competitiveness, and Friendship Quality, Suzanne Chinyere Amadi

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The Importance of Appearances in Literature: What Does It Mean to Be a Redhead in Literature?, Chelsea J. Anderson

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The Culture of Sustainability at Southern Miss, Amy J. Ball

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Is the Pcd Protein a Carboxysome Protein?, Meredith M. Barefield

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The Modern and the Celestial: Re-Imagining Hawthorne’s ‘The Celestial Railroad’, Connor J. Bell

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The Impact of the Civil Rights Movement on the Advertising Industry, Alexandra B. Bosarge

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Exploration of the United States’ Cultural Legacy in Panama through Analysis of American Foreign Policy and Public Opinion, Katherine A. Boss

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Effect of Kinesio Tape on Unilateral Performance in Standing Balance When Applied to the Major Muscle Groups of the Lower Limbs of Undergraduate Students at The University of Southern Mississippi, Morgan W. Bourne

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The Acoustics of Introduction: An Analysis of Vocalizations from the Captive Introduction of an Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, Cheyenne M. Brady

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Sehnsucht in the Heine Lieder of Schubert’s Schwanengesang, Kathleen P. Brandau

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Attitudes Toward Refugees Entering the United States of America, Sarah M. Bullard

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The Missing Link: The Impact of Nutrition Education and the School Lunch Program, Rachel E. Calhoun

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The Evolution of Body Size in the Order Siluriformes, D Cooper Campbell

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¿Dónde están todas las mujeres?: The Impact of Female Labor Force Participation on Female Political Representation in Latin America, Murakami A. Carpenter

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An Outsider Amongst Outsiders: Psychosocial Impact of The Devil’s Backbone, The Orphanage, and Mama, Abigail M. Cathcart

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College Professors’ and Students’ Perceptions Toward College Students Who Stutter, Patricia N. Chastain

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Silenced Voices: Sexual Violence During and After World War II, Cassidy L. Chiasson

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Species Delimitation and Phylogenetic Relationships of the Wild Yams (Dioscorea) Native to Eastern North America, Tori A. Collins

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Gender Politics in Beatnik Literature; Sexually Liberating Straight Women and LGBT Individuals in Mid-twentieth Century America, Marla D. Cooper

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Multiagent Path finding with Agent Persistence, Caleb E. Davis

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The Future of Community Banks and Their Role in the Changing Economy, Alisha R. DeFatta

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Terrorized Tourists: A Study of the Impact of Terrorism on Tourism, Caroline M. DePuma

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Female Empowerment in Magical Realism: the Marvelous, the Magical, and the Mythic, Jeanette R. deVeer

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Factors Affecting Guest Satisfaction in the Restaurant Industry of South Mississippi, Kinsey M. Eiland

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A New Species of Euphorbia subgenus Chamaesyce section Alectoroctonum (Euphorbiaceae) from Limestone Hills of Wayne County, Mississippi, Andrew C. Fennell

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A Comparative Study of Middle Eastern Foreign Policy: How Middle Eastern Intelligence Agencies Shape Current Events, Megan A. Fink

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“Forget the Old . . . The New Wonder Woman is Here”: The New Wonder Woman and the Feminist Movement, 1968-1972, Kristi N. Fleetwood

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Measuring Financial Literacy: A comparative study across two collegiate groups, Emma Floyd

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Moving the Plague: the Movement of People and the Spread of Bubonic Plague in Fourteenth Century through Eighteenth Century Europe, Gillian R. Fowler

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Exhuming Ophelia: A Feminist, Costume Design Exploration, Shelby M. Gable

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Modeling the Diffusion of Heat Energy within Composites of Homogeneous Materials using the Uncertainty Principle, Elyse M. Garon

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The Effects of Mindfulness Meditation and Mind-Wandering on Coping-Related Hopefulness in Undergraduate College Students, Shelby N. Green

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The Effects of Mindfulness Meditation and Mind-Wandering on Coping-Related Hopefulness in Undergraduate College Students, Shelby N. Green

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Bakhtin’s Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics and the Ideological Problem of The Brothers Karamazov, Natalie N. Griner

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Selective Targeting of Folate Receptor Expressing Cancer Cells Through the use of siRNA Gold Nanoparticle Complexes, Chandler L. Hamilton

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Affect Recognition and ADHD Symptoms in Preschoolers: A Serial Mediation Model of Social Cognition, Annalise M. Hays

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“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”: Anticommunism Protestant Christianity, and State Sovereignty in the Civil Rights Era South, Taylor O. Herring

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“Last Flag Standing”: How Traditional Conservative Values and Symbolic Voting in the State of Mississippi Help Explain the Defense of the Confederate Flag by Voters in the 2001 Referendum, Joshua von Herrmann

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A Content Analysis of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Viewed as Public Relations Efforts Using the Social Change Model of Leadership, Hannah J. Hill

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An Analysis of the Relationship between Study Styles and Demographics across Multiple Accounting Class Levels, Savannah B. Hooper

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The Pandemonium of Change: Endurance of the Carnivalesque Mode, Jeremy K. Horton

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Alternative Material Nest Boxes and Impacts on Nestling Physiology and Adult Behavior in the Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis), Jamie E. Jackson