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Dissertations from 2023

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Does Convenience Come with a Price? The Impact of Remote Testimony on Expert Credibility and Decision-Making, Ashley Jones

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INTERESTS AND DECENT WORK’S ACCOUNT OF WELL-BEING AND JOB PERFORMANCE IN A LOWER SOCIAL CLASS SAMPLE, Benjamin J. Wright

Dissertations from 2022

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DELINEATING THE EXOCYTIC FUSION MACHINERY REQUIRED FOR MAST CELL EXOCYTOSIS, Pratikshya Adhikari

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Examining Workplace eLearning Programs Using Persuasive Learning Design: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study, David Akanbi

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RECEPTOR-DOPED ORGANIC TRANSISTORS: TRANSDUCING ANION BINDING FROM MIXED IONIC-ELECTRONIC TRANSPORT, Anthony Benasco

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Examining and Exploring Social Constructs, Conflict Management Style, and Workplace Conflict Among Workers in the United States, Keith Boyd

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Family rejection predicting suicidal thoughts and behaviors among sexual minority males: Indirect effects through internalized homophobia and the interpersonal theory of suicide constructs, Brian Bulla

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MASCULINITY IDEOLOGY AS A MODERATOR ON THE EFFECTS OF LETHAL MEANS COUNSELING AND DISTRIBUTION OF CABLE LOCKS ON FIREARM STORAGE PRACTICES AMONG NATIONAL GUARD PERSONNEL, Samantha E. Daruwala

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MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY, INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP, AND DATA USE; A FORMULA FOR SUCCESS, Teresa Duke

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THERMOMECHANICS OF SEMICONDUCTING POLYMERS AND THEIR MORPHOLOGICAL PHENOMENA, Luke Galuska

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HISTORICAL TRAUMA, SYMBOLIC BOUNDARIES, AND THE (DE)CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY IN NATIVE SOUTHERN LITERATURE, Justin Greer

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CURIOUS GEORGE'S IMPERIAL ADVENTURE: AN INTELLECTUAL BIOGRAPHY OF A FICTIONAL MONKEY'S TRANSLATION FROM GERMAN INTO AMERICAN IMPERIALISM, Shane Clinton Hand

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OCEAN QUAHOG (ARCTICA ISLANDICA) POPULATION DYNAMICS: SEX-BASED DEMOGRAPHICS AND REGIONAL COMPARISONS IN THE NORTHWEST ATLANTIC, Kathleen M. Hemeon

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CONSTRUCTING ROLES AND DISCOURSE: PRESIDENTIAL SPEECH AND EUROPEAN UNION ACCESSION IN THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA, 2000-2021, John Horner

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Does Optic Flow Provide Information about Actions?, Hannah Masoner

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Does Optic Flow Provide Information about Actions?, Hannah Masoner

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The Influence of Word Pair Associative Direction on Judgment of Learning Reactivity, Nicholas Maxwell

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The Knowledge and Attitudes Of Oncology Nurses On Advance Directives, Bailey Nettles

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Characterization of Sea level Changes along the Louisiana/Florida Shelf Using High Frequency (HF) Radar Data and Sea level Measurements, uchenna nwankwo

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THE SEARCH FOR NEUTRALITY: A DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF LANGUAGE USE IN HIGHER EDUCATION TITLE IX SEXUAL MISCONDUCT POLICIES, Cristin Reynolds

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EXPLORING PERCEPTIONS ABOUT AMERICAN THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTIONS IN PREPARING WORSHIP PASTORS FOR SERVICE, Phillip Sandifer

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COMPARING TOP INDUSTRY DEMANDS FOR TALENT TO GENERAL STUDIES CURRICULUM FOR COMPETITIVE JOB ACQUISITION, Gregory Sansone

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The Role of Traumatic Experiences in Developing Nocturnal Panic Attacks, Nicole S. Smith

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APPLICATIONS OF SIMULATION ANALYSIS TO GENERATE REFERENCE POINTS AND EVALUATE MANAGEMENT CONTROL RULES IN THREE EASTERN US FISHERIES, Laura Solinger

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Embattled Learning: Education and Emancipation in the Post-Civil War Upper South, Lucas Somers

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A Case Study in Resiliency: How a University Survived a Pandemic, Mary Ellen Stewart

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Testing Barriers to Non-Suicidal Self-Injury With College Students: Narcissistic Traits as Moderators, Philip Stoner

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REVISITING THE ECONOMIC VOTER HYPOTHESIS: ELECTORAL VOLATILITY AND ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY IN LATIN AMERICA (1997-2018), Charles Tibedo

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Perceptions of Perinatal Nurses Caring for Perceived Stigmatized Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Perinatal Settings: A Qualitative Study, Deborah Tucker

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A New Model for Predicting the Drag and Lift Forces of Turbulent Newtonian Flow on Arbitrarily Shaped Shells on the Seafloor, Carley R. Walker, James V. Lambers, and Julian Simeonov

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A MIXED METHODS APPROACH TO EXPLORING RELATIONSHIPS AMONG PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SEX EDUCATION IN MISSISSIPPI, Joyee Washington

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The COVID-19 Experience: An Intensive Care Nursing Perspective, Adrianna Watson

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Copolymer microphase separation, properties, and applications, Daniel Weller

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THE VALUE OF INTERNSHIPS IN DEVELOPING SOCIAL CAPITAL FOR IMPROVING EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES: A MIXED METHODS APPROACH, Cory Wicker

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DIGITAL EQUITY: DIFFICULTIES OF IMPLEMENTING THE 1:1 COMPUTING INITIATIVE IN LOW-INCOME AREAS, Demetric D. Williams

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To Fathom The Fast River, Chloe Wofford

Dissertations from 2021

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When You Play The Game of Drones, You Win or You Die: Examining the Role of U.S. Drone Strikes in U.S. and English Language Allies Newspapers from 2008-2019, Melissa Aho

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Water Elites’ Perceptions of Water Security in the Middle East and North Africa Region, Ghaleb Akari

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Using Native Ads in Public Relations Campaigns: A Study of Instagram Influencers in Kuwait, Ahmad Alhaidar

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Obstacles to the Implementation of Criminal Justice Reform, Matt Allen

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Framing Difference: A Content Analysis of Disability Coverage in Saudi Arabia Newspapers, Majedah Alsewaiah

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A Re-Examination of the Motivations for Using Substances Questionnaire: Motives for Alcohol and Simultaneous Alcohol and Marijuana Use, Taylor Altenberger

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On the Treatment of Bilinear Forms Involving Matrix Functions as Perturbations of Quadratic Forms, Keelia Altheimer

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Attachment Quality Across Contexts: The Mediating Role of Cognitive-Affective Traits, Christian Ammons

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The Role of Elevation as a Control on Salt Marsh-Upland Ecotones Along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Carlton P. Anderson

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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AMONG FOUR–YEAR HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES: A GEOGRAPHIC AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE, Kori Nadine Armstrong

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Development and Initial Evaluation of the Assessment of Teacher Expectations and Practices (ATEP), Kimberly Barajas

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The Relationship Between Shared Decision-Making and School Climate, Sara Bardwell

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Decision-Making by Community College Administrators on Satellite Campuses of Mississippi Community Colleges, Raymunda Barnes

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Barriers and Enablers to Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems as Perceived by Change Agents in the Workplace, Shanda Barrett

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EPOXY CURING: PARAMOUNT OR TRIVIAL? A CURE PATH DEPENDENT INQUIRY, Jared Bates

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Granulins in Norm and Neurodegenerative Pathologies, Anukool Bhopatkar

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Microplankton Dynamics in the River-Dominated Mississippi Bight, Adam D. Boyette

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Personal and Organizational Characteristics Impacting Employee Self-Efficacy, Justin Chandler

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Synthesis and Self-assembly of Amphiphilic Block Copolymers for the Fabrication of Non-spherical Polymersomes, Tamuka Chidanguro

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Mobbing and Job Satisfaction Among Registered Nurses in Mississippi, Brenda Collins

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COMMUNICATION CRISIS ON CAMPUS: THE PUBLIC RELATIONS STRATEGIES, TACTICS, AND RESULTS OF MISSISSIPPI’S LEADING UNIVERSITIES IN RESPONSE TO THE STATE FLAG DEBATE, 2015-2020, James Coll

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Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth: Does Gender Matter?, Sarah Crane

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The Power of Sulfur: A Study of an Isothiocyanate Chiral Derivatizing Agent, Thioamide Based Chiral Solvating Agents, and the Geometry of Sulfonamides, Emily B. Crull

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Sustainable Development: A Qualitative Case Study Analysis of Strategies Utilized by the United States and China in Sub-Saharan Africa, Mandy Dagold

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Barriers, Enablers, and Strategies Influencing Female Leaders' Career Advancement in the Nuclear Industry, Anesa Davis

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Controlling degradation with force and light, Brad Davis

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The Compliance Training for Children Model on Child Compliance: A Meta-Analysis, James Derieux

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Fallen Matter: A Novel, Noah Devros

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Performer’s Guide to Three Miniatures for Tuba and Piano by Anthony Plog, Steven Dixon

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EXPLORING EMOTIONAL LABOR, EMOTIONAL DISSONANCE, AND JOB SATISFACTION AMONG AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENT AFFAIRS PROFESSIONALS AT PREDOMINATELY WHITE INSTITUTIONS, Vashae Dixon

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An Exploration of the Two-Generation Approach for Single Mother Degree or Certificate Attainment, Chiquila N. Dolison

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Gender and Cross-Cultural Invariance of Attitudes Toward Statistics Among Non-STEM Undergraduate Students, Mihili Edirisooriya

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The Application of Motivational Design to Office Hours Conducted within Fully Online Courses, Mark P. Ferguson

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The Impact of Mississippi’s K-3 Literacy Initiative Professional Development, Billie Fick

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This Was the World and I Was King: Land and Identity in Scottish Children's Literature of the Golden Age, Rodney Fierce

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The Constant Unfamiliar: A Collection of Stories, Rachael Fowler

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COVID-19 & University Stakeholders: A Faculty Perspective, Torie Fowler

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Atomic Oxygen Resistant Low Earth Orbit Stable Polymer Matrix Composites Employing Phenylphosphine Oxide Epoxy-Amines, Witold Fuchs

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AN ANALYTICAL GUIDE TO GONZALO VIDAL’S SUITE DE LA POSTGUERRA [POST-WAR SUITE], Jairo Garcia Valencia

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The Role of the MSAABCR Operon in Cell Wall Integrity and Programmed Cell Death During Biofilm Development, Bibek G C

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Professional Development and Special Education: A Comparison of Special Education and General Education Teachers' Experiences, Angela Gill

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Put the Pedal to the Metal: Exploring the Resources of the Modern Electric Vibraphone, Andrew Dean Gilstrap

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Efficient Denoising Of High Resolution Color Digital Images Utilizing Krylov Subspace Spectral Methods, Eva Lynn Greenman

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Discrete Moving Target Defense Application and Benchmarking in Software-Defined Networking, charan gudla

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Dicer Represses Antiviral Innate Immunity Pathways in Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells, Chandan Gurung

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRINCIPAL SUPPORT AND FIRST-YEAR TEACHER JOB SATISFACTION, Beau Hannah

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Boosting Degree Attainment: A Mixed Methods Examination of an Adult Degree Completion Initiative, Hannah Harrison

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Patterns of Habitat Use and Trophic Structure in Turtle Grass (Thalassia testudinum)-Dominated Systems Across the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Christian Hayes

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The Effect of Token Economies on Student Behavior in the Preschool Classroom: A Meta-Analysis, Lynda B. Hayes

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Modeling Hydrochemical and Vegetation Responses of High-elevation Forested Watersheds to Future Climate and Atmospheric Deposition Changes in the Southeastern U.S., Hailong Huang

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EMPLOYEES' EXPECTATIONS OF LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AND THEIR EFFECTS ON ANTICIPATED VOLUNTARY EMPLOYEE TURNOVER AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT, Candace Johnson

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The Relationship between School Principals’ Servant Leadership Attributes and Teacher Morale, George Larry Johnson

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Analysis of a Rough-Toothed Dolphin (Steno bredanensis) Introduction in a Human Care Setting, Lindsey Johnson

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Identification of Cultural Differences and Their Effects on International Relations: A Novel Approach, Stephen W. Jones

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Latent Variables Predicting Drug Use in Adolescents with High versus Low Protective Factors, Jessica Jorgenson

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Charm City, Karla Keffer

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Walking into a News Desert: How Arkansas College Newspapers are Coping with the Decline in Print Journalism, David Keith

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RE-FRAMING GENDER: AN ANALYSIS OF JOURNALISM’S SOCIAL MEDIA CHARACTERIZATION OF FEMALE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES DURING THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, Taylor Kiernan

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Homogenous Gold Catalysis: A Versatile Platform for the Synthesis and Modification of Aromatic Polymers, Eric King

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Offenbach’s Operetta as Performance Practice: A Pedagogical, Dramatic, and Stylistic Role Guide for Pâris in La belle Hélène, Peter Lake

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A HUNGARIAN EXOTIC INGREDIENT IN OPERETTA: THE CSÁRDÁS IN THREE SETTINGS, Michelle Lange

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Consistent Bedtime Routines are Linked to Better Sleep Outcomes: Why?, Kristy Larsen

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Changing Criminal Thinking: An Examination of Heterogeneity in Treatment Effects in a Sample of Justice-Involved Persons with Dual Diagnoses, Michael Lester

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Data-Driven Approaches to Complex Materials: Applications to Amorphous Solids, Dil Kumar Limbu