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Dissertations from 2009

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Sport as a vehicle for socialization and maintenance of cultural identity: International students attending American universities, James Taylor Allen

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Intimate strangers and estranged intimates: An investigation of the impact of instant messaging and short message service on the size and strength of social networks in Kuwait, Bashaiar Al-Sanaa

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The mirror turn lamp: Natural-supernatural in Yeats, Cleston Lee III Armstrong

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The physical educator's perception of the adequate implementation and overall impact of the Healthy Students Act of Mississippi, Carol Johnson Barnes

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Adult student satisfaction in an accelerated LPN-RN nursing program, Kathy French Batton

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Form blindness testing: Assessing the ability to perform latent print examination by traditional versus nontraditional students, Dean James Bertram

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Understanding the change styles of teachers to improve student achievement, Arlene May Green Bigby

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Stories, ethics and the interpretation of meaning: Bearing witness to mothers' stories of their neonatal intensive care unit experience, Angela Chisum Blackburn

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For the Stadium Vendor, Richard Andrew Boada

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Attitudes of faculty and students toward traditional and nontraditional students and the intergenerational postsecondary classroom, Susan Walters Bourland

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Source-message-receiver in integrated marketing communication: A study of U.S. institutional advancement, Sharee LeBlanc Broussard

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Attachment anxiety and avoidance: Relationship to body image and exercise behavior, Kathryn Louise Brown

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A psychometric evaluation of the Revised Optimism-Pessimism Scale of the MMPI-2, Ginger Burge DeBrule

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Transcript analysis of the cso operon and characterization of two sets of conserved bacterial microcompartment genes in the model organism Halothiobacillus neapolitanus, Fei Cai

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Determinants of resident assistant job satisfaction in privatized university housing, Jennifer Lynn Casey

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Leo Brouwer's "Estudios Sencillos" for guitar: Afro-Cuban elements and pedagogical devices, Carlos Isaac Castilla Penaranda

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Investigation of novel thiol "click" reactions, Justin William Chan

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Predictors and influences of graduation rates in Mississippi public schools, Donna Rebekah Holden Chiasson

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Impact of preschool education on reading achievement of kindergarten through fifth grade students, Melissa H. Clark

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In quest of Walter Smith: The past, present, and future impact of visual art in adult education, Meredith Amanda Cole

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Reactor R&D: Synthesis and optimization of metallic nitride fullerenes and the introduction of two new classes of endohedral metallofullerenes, metallic nitride azafullerenes and oxo-metallic fullerenes, Curtis Earl Coumbe

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Companionship through Standard Question and Answer Routines, Ryan Saxon Davidson

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Answer Me That, Catherine Davis

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Gender, mathematics, reading comprehension and science reasoning as predictors of science achievement among African-American students at a historical black college or university, Consuella Artiemese Davis

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Posttraumatic spiritual growth: A phenomenological study of cancer survivors, Ryan Myles Denney

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Negotiating disorienting dilemmas and the transformative learning process in a complex society, Constance Tarver Dodson

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Functional characterization and assembly studies of carboxysomes in Halothiobacillus neapolitanus, Zhicheng Dou

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African-American college student attitudes toward physics and their effect on achievement, Carl Timothy Drake

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Conservation genetics and systematics of several turtles species in the southeastern United States, Joshua Robert Ennen

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A longitudinal examination of outcomes related to emotional abuse in children, Lauren Seale Fryer

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Motivated by money: Students with academic scholarships versus those without and their emotional intelligence, Elizabeth Marie Elbert Giroir

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An investigation of the persuasive effects of rhetorical questions, message framing, and the ELM in promoting responsible cell phone usage, Robert James Glenn III

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Integration of the BSCS 5E instructional method and technology in an anatomy and physiology lab, Tamilselvi Gopal

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Teaching science in light of world view: The effect of contextualized instruction on the scientific compatibility of religious college students' world views, Paula Rae Gossard

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Interpersonal perception of narcissism in an at-risk adolescent sample: A social relations analysis, Sarah June Grafeman

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A comparative analysis of representative Marimba works by Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic, Jefferson Lavelle Grant III

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Journalism students, Web 2.0 and the digital divide, Mary Elizabeth Green

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A cross-cultural study of intergenerational communication in workplace, Yan Guan

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Reverse engineering of gene regulatory networks for discovery of novel interactions in pathways using gene expression data, Tanwir Habib

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The 2008 United States Senate elections: A typology of negative themes on candidate-sponsored websites, Erin Brining Hammond

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Mathematics achievement of regular education students by placement in inclusion and non-inclusion classrooms and their principals' perceptions of inclusion, Loretta Rodgers Hartfield

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The relation among sleep, routines, and behavior in children with an autism spectrum disorder, Jill Angelique Henderson

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Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord: The influence of the American Tract Society on the historical evolution of American literary sentimentalism, Joel Bridges Henderson

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Interrelations among personality, religious and nonreligious coping, and mental health, Jude Martin Henningsgaard

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An assessment of the impact of a science outreach program, Science In Motion, on student achievement, teacher efficacy, and teacher perception, Phillip Allen Herring

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Remote sensing of harmful algal blooms in the Mississippi Sound and Mobile Bay: Modelling and algorithm formation, Dan Martin Holiday

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The effects of climate variability on the structure of the phytoplankton community in Tumaco Bay, Colombia, Ingrid Garcia-Hansen Honkala

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The relationships of learning style balance and learning dimensions to self-directed learning propensity among adult learners, Sarah Tullos Hutto

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Metacognitive awareness and strategy use in academic English reading among adult English as a Second Language (ESL) students, Yuko Iwai

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Entropy and certainty in lossless data compression, James Jay Jacobs

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An assessment of democratic policing in the Turkish National Police: Police officials' attitudes toward recent police reforms, Akin Karatay

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A comparative analysis of Roman Palester's "Concertino pour Saxophone Alto et Orchestre a Cordes", Brian Donald Kauth

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Investigation of the relationship between polymer structures and thermal, mechanical, viscoelastic properties, Ethem Kaya

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The Projectionist, Travis Keith Kurowski

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Classroom management: Teacher training, attitudes and beliefs, and intervention practices, Margaret Catherine Davis Ladner

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Student perceptions of an effective learning environment across the dimensions of synchronous, asynchronous, and face-to-face instruction, Jarrett Landor-Ngemi

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The relationship between calcium intake, obesity, and cardiovascular disease risk factors: The Jackson Heart Study, Marjuyua Lartey-Rowser

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Inferring gene regulatory networks from time series microarray data, Peng Li

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Bridging functional genomics and toxicogenomics through DNA microarrays in a fish model, Shuzhao Li

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Principal efficacy: An investigation of school principals' sense of efficacy and indicators of school effectiveness, Charles Wayne Lovell

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Application of molecular modeling in the noncovalent dispersion of carbon nanomaterials, Praveen Kumar Madasu

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Experimental population dynamics of Amyloodinium ocellatum in the spotted seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus, and the red snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, Ignacio Masson

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Developmental studies courses and the success of non-traditional students at a major public university in the Southeast, Charlotte Tagert Matthews

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Relationships among elementary teachers' self-perceptions of musical intelligence, perceived value of instruction through music, and classroom instructional practices, Peggy Jo Hubbard McCullough

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The relationship between leadership behaviors, teacher collaboration, and student achievement, Angela Nix McHenry

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Scarred images: Using appearance as a motivator to reduce driving under the influence of alcohol, Mary-Theresa McNabb

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Molecular interactions involved in the biogenesis of bacterial microcompartments, Balaraj Balaram Menon

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The effects of dolphin education programs on visitors' conservation-related knowledge, attitude, and behavior, Lance Joseph Miller

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Design, synthesis, and film formation of fluorine containing colloidal dispersions, Anuradha Misra

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Issaquah in January, Daniel Walter Morris

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Perceived effectiveness of hall director leadership style on the satisfaction of resident assistants in Mississippi, Rheo Joelyn Avorice Morris

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Petticoat Government: Poems and essays, Tiffany Ann Noonan

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Random and block copolymers of poly(dodecamethylene terephthalamide), Theodore Frank Novitsky Jr.

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Matching time of day and preference for adolescent achievement, Leisha Moree Parker

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Magnetic and dielectric properties of sulfonated (S) poly[(styrene)-(ethylene-co-butylene)]-styrene (SEBS) block copolymer/magnetic metal oxide nanocomposites synthesized via an in-situ precipitation method, Sateesh Kumar Peddini

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The effects of differential negative reinforcement of task engagement on escape from academic tasks, Brett Vivian Mehrtens Prince

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The effect of Holland's Person-Environment fit on trait anger, interpersonal conflict at work, and workplace aggression, Aimee Chantelle Pseekos

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The effect of the Alabama Mathematics, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) on middle school students' scores in mathematics and science, Toni Boyd Ramey

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A performance project with an historical and analytical perspective on the "Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra", Op. 31 by Peter Jona Korn, Brian Sanford Ransom

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An investigation into the use of geospatial technologies as part of disaster management efforts related to the Asian tsunami of 2004, Robert William Redding Jr.

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Selecting effective mathematics interventions in the RtI process via brief experimental analyses, Carmen Daniela Reisener

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Influence of functional components on the film formation of colloidal dispersions, Kevin Lee Rhudy

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Student satisfaction and persistence---A study of factors which are vital to student retention, Jalynn Glenn Roberts

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Drop out or persist? The influence of differentiated instruction and teacher behavior on college freshmen and GED students, Vera Strickland Robertson

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The music of Jerry Sieg: A descriptive catalogue of his piano music and an analysis of the "Five Miniatures for Piano", Nuria Mariela Rojas

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Tuning pig liver esterase enantioselectivity for the synthesis of unnatural serine and tyrosine analogues, Dale Anthony Rosado Jr.

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Factors influencing nurse faculty's job satisfaction and intent to stay, Sally Pulver Ruel

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Oceanic-atmospheric modes of variability and their effect on river flow and blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) abundance in the northcentral Gulf of Mexico, Guillermo Humberto Sanchez Rubio

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Factors influencing the environmental quality of the Bay of Saint Louis, Mississippi and implications for evolving coastal management policies, Pradnya Ankush Sawant

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Bacterial cell wall components affect hemocyte composition and gene expression in the blue crab, Callinectes sapidus: An insight into effectors of immune function, Natasha Jayna Sharp

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Preparation and characterization of thiol based polymeric materials, Junghwan Shin

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The Naming of Strays, Erin Elizabeth Smith

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The effects of reading apprenticeship on junior college students' metacognitive awareness and comprehension of academic texts, Patti Rasberry Smith

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Block and traditional school schedules: Comparison of student achievement by MSAT scores and high school science teachers' views, Robert Decker Smith

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The Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs: The graduates' perspective, Shannon Saxby Smith

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China and the United States: A balance of power, William Jeffery Stephens

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Teacher education preparation assessment system and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education accreditation, Deborah Lynn Vaughan Stoulig

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Investigation into select isoquinolines as a putative causal agent of ethanol addiction in mammals, Jacob Christopher Strawbridge

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Middle school cultures and student achievement, Nichel Holland Swindler

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A pilot study of organizational performance, performance barriers and faculty engagement in the nursing education unit, Yolanda Chapman Turner