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Theses from 2017

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Characterization of Andreneocortical Tissue Morphology, Histology, and Steroid Synthesis Among Finetooth (Carcharhinus isodon), Blacktip (Carcharhinus limbatus), Atlantic Sharpnose (Rhizoprionodon terraenovae), and Bonnethead (Sphyrna tiburo) Sharks, Danielle Elizabeth Bailey

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Maligned “Milish:” Mississippi Militiamen in the Civil War, Tracy L. Barnett

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Increasing Novel Vocalizations for Individuals with ASD Using a Voice Output Communication Aide, Shawn Kathleen Bishop

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Grooming as an Agonistic Behavior in Garnett’s Small-Eared Bushbaby (Otolemur garnettii), Jennie L. Christopher

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Do Pinnipeds Have Personality? Coding Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina) and California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) Behavior Across Contexts, Amber J. de Vere

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Women in Predicaments, Jillian Rochelle Etheridge

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No Foreign Despots on Southern Soil: The American Party in Alabama and South Carolina, 1850-1857, Robert N. Farrell

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Life History of the Non-Native Invasive Red Lionfish (Pterois volitans) in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Alexander Q. Fogg

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A Longitudinal Investigation of the Effect of Violent Video Game Play on Capability for Suicide, Claire Houtsma

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Unreliable Narrations: Life and Trauma in a Queer Female Body, Leah Beth Johnston

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Towards a Better Understanding of Zebrafish Sleep Behavior, Kanza Musarrat Khan

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Sparking a Dolphin's Curiosity: Individual Differences in Dolphins' Reactions to Surprising and Expectation-Violating Events, Malin Katarina Lilley

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Sir Robert Thompson’s Better War: The British Advisory Mission and the South Vietnamese Strategic Hamlet Program, 1961-1963, Richard Sears Lovering

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Age, Growth, and Reproduction of Vermilion Snapper (Rhomboplites aurorubens) in the North-Central Gulf of Mexico, Trevor Dalton Moncrief

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Does Personality Similarity in Bottlenose Dolphin Pairs Influence Dyadic Bond Characteristics?, Kelsey R. Moreno

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A Multi-Millennial Drought Reconstruction for West-Central New Mexico Using Rocky Mountain Juniper (Juniperus scopulorum, Sarg.), Joshua S. Oliver

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Overparenting and Emerging Adults' Mental Health: The Mediating Role of Emotional Distress Tolerance, Christopher Michael Perez

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Comfort Habits, Stephanie L. Phillips

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Italian Fellas in Olive Drab: Exploring the Experiences of Italian-American Servicemen in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1945, Guido Rossi

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Assessing Career Decision-Making Status: The CASVE Cycle Questionnaire, Brianna J. Werner

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Nick Fury, Will Smith, and Other Black Authority Figures Breaking the Racial Contract in Popular Films of 2000-2015, Solai N. Wyman

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The Effect of Boat Type on Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops trucatus) Behavior in the Mississippi Sound, Maria Zapetis

Theses from 2016

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Pre- and Post-Partum Whistle Production of a Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) Mother-Calf Dyad, Audra Elizabeth Ames

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Being with Bees: An Anthropological Study on Human-Animal Relations in Southern Beekeeping, Kori Nadine Armstrong

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Reconstitution of Munc18-Dependent Mast Cell Degranulation, Matthew Grant Arnold

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An Assessment of Number Representation in the Small-Eared Bushbaby (Otolemur garnettii), Tiffany Aycia Woodard Baker

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The Captivity of Opportunity: The Conversation Surrounding Church-Going Hispanic Immigrants, Nicolet Hopper Bell

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Determining the Viability of Recent Storms as Modern Analogues for North-Central Gulf of Mexico Paleotempestology Through Sedimentary Analysis and Storm Surge Reconstruction, Joshua Caleb Bregy

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The Invisible People of the Invisible Coast: The Resilience of People Experiencing Homelessness to Disasters on the Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi Gulf Coasts, Nicole Elizabeth Callais

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Choros N. 10 by Heitor Villa-Lobos: Analyzing the Themes and Compositional Techniques of Brazilian Modernism, Andre Oliveira Campos-Neto

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The Effects of Errorless Compliance Training Interventions on Compliance Behavior on Students in the Home and Generalization in the School Setting, Hannah Jeanne Cavell

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Effects of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression on Leg Blood Flow and Vascular Function After Spinal Cord Injury, Lena Marie Cialdella

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Decolonizing the YA North: Environmental Injustice in Sherri L. Smith’s Orleans, Micah-Jade M. Coleman

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Growth and Reproduction of Southern Flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma) in the North-Central Gulf of Mexico, Morgan Marie Corey

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Sex-Related Alcohol Expectancies, Alcohol Consumption, and Risky Sexual Behavior Among African American College Women, Danielle P. Cottonham

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"Too Big to Swallow All at Once": Consumption and Posthuman Healing in Ceremony and House Made of Dawn, Matthew Thomas Craft

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Effects of Prebiotics on Gut Bacterial Communities and Healing of Induced Colitis in Mice, Krystyn Elizabeth Davis

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Police Education and Training: A Comparative Analysis of Law Enforcement Preparation in the United States and Canada, Citlali Alexandra Déverge

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Fishery and Population Dynamics of Mississippi’s Spotted Seatrout, David Arthur Dippold

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The Elasmobranch-Microbe Relationship: Trimethylamine n-oxide Synthesis, Urea Hydrolysis, and Microbe-Osmolyte Interactions in the Atlantic Stingray, Dasyatis sabina, Kaitlin Kelly Doucette

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Correspondence Between Haptic and Visual Perception of Stand-on-ability: Do Hills Look as Steep as they Feel?, Jonathan Kenealy Doyon

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Krylov Subspace Spectral Method with Multigrid for a Time-Dependent, Variable-Coefficient Partial Differential Equation, Haley Renee Dozier

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Modern Fair-Weather and Storm Sediment Transport Around Ship Island, Mississippi: Implications for Coastal Habitats and Restoration Efforts, Eve Rettew Eisemann

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptoms as a Mediator of the Relation Between Social Perception and Social Skills and Adaptability in Preschoolers, Brandi Michelle Ellis

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Fecal Bacterial Communities as an Indicator of Trophic Interactions Among Anuran Larvae, Steven Jacob Everman

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Crafting Iron and Other Stories, Bryana Michelle Fern

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Effects of Fire on Soil CO₂ Efflux in a Mature Longleaf Pine Forest, Knox Lemee Flowers

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Establishing a Link Between Personality and Social Rank in a Group of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), Erin Elizabeth Frick

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Cavity Ringdown Spectroscopy in Nitrogen/Oxygen Mixtures in the Presence of Alpha Radiation, Sidney John Gautrau

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Community Structure and Production of the Macrobenthos on Four Artificial Reefs in the Mississippi Sound in Relation to Substrate and Profile Type, Patrick Daniel Gillam

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Three-Dimensional Analysis of the Development of Upper Arm Musculoskeletal Stress Markers in Late Adolescents and Young Adults of Archaic and Mississippian Populations of Tennessee, Heather Marie Guzik

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Crops or Crafts? Changes in Land Use in the Imbabura Valley of Ecuador, Christopher Richard Hair

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Social Interactions Among Two Males in a Captive Group of Rough-Toothed Dolphins (Steno bredanesis), Pepper Reid Hanna

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"I Can Haz Applicants": An Analysis of Police Recruitment and Marketing Through Social Media, Kelly Lee Helldorfer

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Structure-Property Relationships of Polyisobutylene-Block-Polyamide Thermoplastic Elastomers, Morgan Dunn Heskett

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Age, Growth, Reproduction, and Diet of the Finetooth Shark, Carcharhinus isodon, in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Jeremy Michael Higgs

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Are Countries in Environmental Cooperation Concerned About Relative Gains?, Vivian Chinua Olivia Ike

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The Poet's Corpus: Memory and Monumentality in Wilfred Owen's "The Show", Charles Hunter Joplin

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The Dark Triad and HEXACO Model of Personality in Relational Aggression, Niki M. Knight

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Anger and Sadness Rumination and Their Impact on Momentary Changes in Impulsivity and Pain Tolerance: Implications for the Development of Suicide Risk, Keyne Catherine Law

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Correlation of Polymer Performance and Hansen Solubility Parameters, Daniel Jobse Mania

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Mr. Jefferson's Army in Mr. Madison's War: Atrophy, Policy, and Legacy in the War of 1812, David Alan Martin

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Congruence with College Major in Light of Cognitive Influence and Work Roles, Erica L. Mathis

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Mississippi College Towns: Assessing the Geography of Collegiate Culture, Jordan Glynn Moore

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"Black and White Together, We Shall Win": Southern White Activists in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement, Olivia Bethany Moore

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Shaken, Not Stirred: Espionage, Fantasy, and British Masculinity During the Cold War, Anna Rikki Nelson

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Development of Genomic Resources for the Evaluation of Red Snapper, an Emerging Species Candidate for Marine Aquaculture and Stock Enhancement, Adrienne Elise Norrell

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Evaluating the Independent Group Contingency: “Mystery Student” on Improving Behaviors in Head Start Classrooms, Jamie Pasqua

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The Scripture of Helices, Jessica M. Ramer

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Student Perceptions of Mentally Ill Offenders, Kimberly Nicole Rayborn

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"Your Reclamation”: The Gothic Child and Moral Restoration in Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, Ashten Roberts

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Effects of a Brief Mindfulness Induction on Death-Related Anxiety, David Matthew Schultz

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Effect of Fragmentation and Habitat Type on Coastal Nekton in Mississippi, Thomas Bennett Sevick

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Alluvial Sedimentation Associated with Logging in Low Gradient Watersheds in DeSoto National Forest, Mississippi, Andrew W. Simmons

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Gulf Sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi) Pre-Restoration Occupancy Patterns on Ship Island, Mississippi Sound with an Evaluation of Designated Critical Habitat Use by Eastern and Western Population Segments, Page Elizabeth Vick

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Predicting DNA Methylation State of CpG Dinucleotide Using Genome Topological Features and Deep Networks, Yiheng Wang

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Using Digital Performance Feedback to Increase Teacher Treatment Integrity, Heather Marie Whipple

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Generalization of Teachers' Use of Effective Instruction Delivery Following In Situ Training, Joy Kathleen Wimberly

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Parenting Practices and Young Adults’ Emotional Distress: The Moderating Roles of Family Structure and Race, Nathan Alexander Winner

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The Organization of Technology in the Pine Hills of Mississippi, Ronald W. Wise Jr.

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The Effects of Tootling Combined with Public Posting in High School Classrooms, Sarah Joan Wright

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Fire and Fuels: Vegetation Change Over Time in the Zuni Mountains, New Mexico, Luke Wylie

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Bloom or Bust: Retrospective Analysis of the Giant Jellyfish, Nemopilema nomurai (Scyphozoa: Rhizostomeae), Ecology in the East Asian Marginal Seas, naomi yoder

Theses from 2015

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Unsortable Wares: A Petrographic Analysis of Addis Temper from the Fatherland Site (22AD501), Adams County, Mississippi, David Benjamin Abbott Jr.

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Meeting in the Middle: The Impact of Single-Party Dominance on Partisan Politics, William Samuel Adcock

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Defining Success: The Perspective of Emerging Adults with Foster Care Experience, Brianna Lynne Anderson

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A Comparison of Habitat and Geomorphic Changes on East Ship Versus Sand Islands Mississippi, 2007-2014, Carlton Peter Anderson

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Examining the Association Between Psychotropic Medication and Suicidal Desire and Risk, Brittney L. Assavedo

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Staging Sex or Fighting Foreignness? Marlowe's Edward II as Xenophobic Drama, James D. Baker

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Child Routines and Self-Regulation as Mediators of Parenting Practices and Externalizing Problems in Preschoolers, Lovina R. Bater

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Same-Sex Socio-Sexual Interactions Among a Group of Captive Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), Natalia Botero Acosta

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Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Microbial-Mediated Cellulose Decomposition in Mississippi Gulf Coast Salt Marshes, Jerrid Shawn Boyette

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College Students’ Alcohol Use and Related Problems: What Makes Religiousness a Protective Factor?, Corey Todd Brawner

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Are Large Dogs Smarter Than Small Dogs? Investigating Within Species Differences in Large and Small Dogs: Spatial Memory, Megan S. Broadway

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The Masculine Mystique, Michael W. Chancellor Jr.

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Are People Reading Local News? A Content Analysis of Popular News Stories on Nine Newspaper Websites, Peter Shiang Chen

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Zebrafish and Conditioned Place Preference: A Translational Model of Drug Reward, Adam Douglas Collier

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Paleopathology at the Shady Grove Site (22QU525): A Study of Health in the Upper Yazoo Basin During the Middle Mississippian Period, Christopher B. Davis

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Personality and Relational Aggression in College Students: The Role of Social Anxiety and Rejection Sensitivity, Daniel Locke Deason

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Marine Snow Settling Velocities at an Oil Spill Site and a Control Site in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Clayton Hugh Dike