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Dissertations from 2019

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Weeding Through College Drinking: The Moderating Role of Marijuana Use on Alcohol Use, Protective Behavioral Strategies, and Negative Consequences, Mallorie Carroll

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Overparenting and Young Adult Narcissism: Psychological Control and Interpersonal Dependency as Mediators, Nathan Alexander Winner

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Peer-Mediated Tootling with a Standardized Form and a Mystery Motivator in High School Classrooms, Sarah J. Wright

Dissertations from 2018

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A Study of the Teaching Beliefs of GLOBE Teachers, Laila Ali

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Antimicrobial Materials via Thiol-ene Chemistry, Dahlia Amato

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Functional Emulsions via Thiol-Ene Chemistry, Douglas Amato

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Root Dynamics of Crop Plants in a High Carbon Dioxide World: Effects of Elevated Versus Ambient Carbon Dioxide Levels and No-Till Versus Conventional Agricultural Management, Charlotte Barker and Charlotte Jean Barker Mrs.

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The Characterization of the Transcription Factor Msab and its Role in Staphylococcal Virulence, Justin Batte

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Political Accountability and Determinants of Governance under Principal-Agent Theory, Matthew Bluem

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The Prospective Influence of Religiousness on Alcohol Use: What Role Do Perceived Norms Play?, Corey Todd Brawner

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Rendering Reliance: Consuming Coloniality in the Global North, Victoria L. Brown

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Material Realism: A Systems Theory of International Politics, Paul Burton

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Determinants of the Generalized Trust Radius in Scripted Fragile Sub-Saharan African States, Anthony Caito

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Southeastern Tanzanian Benedictine Monasteries: Filling a Void of Governmental Services for the Poorest Regions, John Christie-Searles

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Exploring Churn and Alignment between Retention and Occupational Culture as Perceived by Professional Truck Drivers, Catherine M. Cole

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The Influence of Manual and Hydraulic Stretchers on Recruitment, Retention, and Turnover in the Emergency Medical Services Workforce, Gregory Cole

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Gendered Racism and Risky Sexual Behavior Among African American College Women: A Moderated Mediation Study of Psychological Distress, Alcohol Use, Safe Sex Practices, and Alcohol Protective Behavioral Strategies, Danielle P. Cottonham

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The Flutists of the John Philip Sousa’s Band: A Study of the Flute Section and Soloists, Ramon da Silva Moraes

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Perspectives Regarding Care of Students Enrolled in Special Education Day Schools for Emotionally Disabled Students, Robin Y. Davis

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A Mechanistic Understanding of Self-Propagating Amyloid-β Oligomer Conformations in Alzheimer Disease, Dexter Nathanael Dean

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Personality in California Sea Lions (Zalophus californianus) and Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina): Methodological Convergence and Species-Specific Emotional Repertoires., Amber de Vere

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A Conductor's Guide to Christian Wind Band Literature, Wesley Dykes

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Male Belting: An Exploration of Technique and Style From 1967 to Current, bruce earnest

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Identifying the Social Contexts Present for Mouthing Behaviors in Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), Erin E. Frick

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Measuring Quality Standards, Assessment Practices, and Outcomes/Effectiveness of Competency-Based Education (Cbe) Using Mixed Methods Research to Determine Cbe’s Vitality, Elizabeth Giddens

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Psychopathic Traits, Substance Use, and Motivation to Change: The Effectiveness of Motivational Interviewing with At-Risk Adolescents, Christopher Thomas Alan Gillen

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Teachers' Confidence and Preparedness for Teaching Mobile Learners, Kelley Kirk Gonzales

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Thirteen Unlikely Stories, Joseph Gray

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Spelunking in Plato's Cave, Andrew Gretes

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Assessing At-Risk Students' Attitudes Toward The Implementation of Instructional Technology, Christopher Harper

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Human Trafficking: Flying Under the Radar, Amber L. Hulsey

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Explicit, Implicit, and Behavioral Stigmatization of Mental Illness, Jessica S. James

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A Profile of Selected Conservatorships in Failing Mississippi School Districts, Josh Jones

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Disability-Related Factors and Perceived Stigma: A Closer Examination of Suicidality in Individuals with Physical Disabilities, Lauren Khazem

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Finding Euridice: A Singers Introduction to Jonathan Dove's L'altra Euridice, Cody Laun

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Consciously Becoming Black: A Phenomenological Exploration of Black Sub-Saharan African International Students' Racial Identity Development at Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the American South, Tanyaradzwa Chipo Mandishona

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The Effects of Geospatial-Intelligence on United States-Mexico Border Security, heather martin

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The Postmodern Indian: Representation and the Films of Sherman Alexie, Tara P. McCrink Burcham

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An Investigation of the Impact of Family Dynamics on Obesity among African American Adolescent Girls, Tina McDyess

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Polymer Nanocomposites Containing High Aspect Ratio Particulates: Innovation in Co-Extruded Multilayer Barrier Films, Kevin Meyers

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Investigating the Construct of Health Literacy Assessment: A Cross-Validation Approach, Bethany Miller

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Advancement of Interpolyelectrolyte Complexes for the Delivery of Genetic Material, Keith Hampton Parsons

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Characterization of Swine Production Using Measurements Collected via Indoor Positioning System, Shaun Perisho

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Exploring Organizational and Professional Commitment, Servant Leadership, Occupational Stress, and Humor Perspectives: How Nurses Manage, Brian Steven Perna

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Cowboy Art Song: A Contextual and Musical Analysis of Libby Larsen's "Cowboy Songs", Ann Gabrielle Richardson

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K-12 Teachers' Beliefs on the Impact of Corporal Punishment on Students' Academic Performance, Robert Sanders

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Knowledge, Technical Skills, and Employability Skills Required of Accounting Graduates: Perceptions of Certified Public Accountants in Mississippi, Lisa Sandifer

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The Effects of Organizational Commitment and Harmonious Passion on Voluntary Turnover Among Social Workers: A Mixed Methods Study, Ashley Scales

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African American Women: The Role of Education, Spirituality, and Resilience in their Transition from Poverty, Donna Scott

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Photoelectrochemical Studies on Non-Noble Metal Based Catalysts towards Tandem Solar Water Splitting, Arun Siddarth Sridhar

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Rearticulation, Anastasia R. Stelse

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Media Framing Of Moldova’s Democracy Between 1991 And 2014, Ecaterina Stepaniuc

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Security is Local: An Analysis of the Use of Community-Based Security Forces During Counterinsurgency Operations, Alexander Stephenson

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Rapid Generation of Jacobi Matrices for Measures Modified by Rational Factors, Amber Sumner

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The Influence of Conservation Tillage and Conventional Tillage on Soil Bacterial Diversity in Southern Illinois, Nasser Syed

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Systems of Quantity Judgment in Various Species: A Meta-Analysis, Tiffany A. Woodard Baker

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Barriers and Enablers to Native American Persistence in Higher Education Programs: Narratives from Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Bianca J. York-Crockett

Dissertations from 2017

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Barack Obama’s Rhetoric of Hope for Racial Reconciliation: An Examination of American Mainstream Media’s Framing of That Message, Zainul Abedin

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Elucidating the Role of Interleukin-17A in West Nile Virus Infection, Dhiraj Acharya

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DEVELOPMENT, EVALUATION, AND APPLICATION OF A NOVEL ERROR CORRECTION METHOD FOR NEXT GENERATION SEQUENCING DATA, Isaac Akogwu

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Ecological and Oceanographic Influences on Leatherback Turtle Behavior and Scyphozoan Jellyfish Distributions in the Gulf of Mexico, Katrina Aleksa

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Population Structure, Connectivity, and Phylogeography of Two Balistidae with High Potential for Larval Dispersal: Balistes capriscus and Balistes vetula, Luca Antoni

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An Exploratory Study of the Utilization of Evidence-Based Pharmacological Treatment on Heart Failure Patients in Mississippi and Its Impact on Readmission, Keri A. Barron

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Health Literacy, Social Support, and Self-Care Behaviors as Predictive Factors in the Use of the Emergency Department for Chronic Care Management in Patients with HTN And/Or Diabetes Mellitus Ages 30-64, LaWanda W. Baskin

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Electrogenerated Chemiluminescent Studies of 9,10-Diphenylanthracene, Rubrene, Tris(2,2'-Bipyridine)Ruthenium(Ii) Species, and Their Derivatives For Sensitive Detection of Biomolecules, Pradip Bastola

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Evaluating the Effects of "On-Task in a Box" as a Class-wide Intervention for Increasing On-Task Behavior and Academic Performance, Allison Ashley Battaglia

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Study of Rickettsia parkeri colonization and proliferation in the tick host Amblyomma maculatum (Acari: Ixodidae), Khemraj B.C.

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Institution-Specific Music and Sense of Belonging of Undergraduate College Students, Jousha Berthelot

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Administrators’ Beliefs of the Organizational Effectiveness of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools, Anthony Shane Blanton

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Escorting of Mother-Calf Pairs of Humpback Whales (Megaptera Novaeangliae) in the Colombian Pacific during the Breeding Season, Natalia Botero Acosta

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3D Printing Concrete Structures and Verifying Integrity of their G-Code Instructions: Border Wall a Case Study, Jason Breland

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Signature Whistle Production during a Bottlenose Dolphin Group Integration, Megan S. Broadway

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The Relationship Between the Human and Social Capital Characteristics of Nascent Entrepreneurs and Expected Job Growth in the United States, William Dwight Burge

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Electrophilic Cleavage and Functionalization of Polyisobutylenes Bearing Unsaturations in the Backbone and Synthesis of Polymers for this Process, Christopher Campbell

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A Study of the Effects of Methylene Blue, Scopolamine, and Stress on Learning and Memory in the Zebrafish, Erika Marie Caramillo

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Effects of a Tiered Intervention Package to Increase Teacher Behavior Specific Praise, Hannah Jeanne Cavell

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The Role of Personality Using the Millon College Counseling Inventory in Explaining a Variety of Career Decision-Making Variables, Carly Chadick

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Validation of the Young Adult Relational Aggression Scale, Caitlin M. Clark

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Anxiety-Like Behaviors and c-Fos Expression in Adult Zebrafish: Effects of Housing Conditions, Alcohol and Caffeine, Adam Douglas Collier

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A Case Study in the Application of Model-Based Systems Engineering to Laboratory Research Science, Brad Crochet

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Influence of Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes on Corrosion Performance and Water Hydrogen Bonding of Epoxy-Amine Thin Films, Greg William Curtzwiler

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The Good Behavior Game: Effects On and Maintenance of Behavior in Middle-School Classrooms Using Class Dojo, Komila Dadakhodjaeva

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Re-editing Isaia Billè’s 24 Studi-Capricci Per Contrabbasso a 4 Corde to Modern Notation for Double Bass, Samuel Dahmer

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Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations Using Polynomial Particular Solutions, Thir R. Dangal

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Development of Innate Immunity During In Vitro Differentiation of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells, William D'Angelo

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The Impact of Commercial Banking Development on Economic Growth: A Principal Component Analysis of Association Between Banking Industry and Economic Growth in Europe, Hugh L. Davis III

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The Influence of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Mississippi Public Schools to Improve Adolescent African American Males' Literacy Achievement, Shawnese Davis

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Hypermasculine, Antifeminine: The Role of Masculine Identity in Relational Aggression Among Gay Men, Daniel Locke Deason

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Relationship Between Health Literacy and Self-Directed Learning Readiness of Older Adults, Robin Justice Dennis

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Advancing Structure-Property Relationships in Functional Materials Via Thiol-ene Photopolymerization, Brian Richard Donovan

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The Body Mends Itself, Hannah Elizabeth Dow

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An Ecological Examination of Johnson Bayou (Pass Christian, MS) With a Reproductive Histological Analysis of Rangia Cuneata, and a Comparative Morphological Study of the Foot and Shell of Rangia cuneata and Polymesoda caroliniana, Brandon Drescher

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Short-Term Memory Capacity and Recall of Students with and without Intellectual Giftedness: An Empirical Inquiry, Angela Foil Ellison

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Applying Affective Engagement to Change Organizational Culture: A Secondary Analysis of Sexual Assault Prevention and Reporting Curriculum Outcomes on U.S. Air Force Technical Training Campuses, Stephen Bryce Ellis

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A Legion of Legacy: Tyrolean Militarism, Catholicism, and the Heimwehr Movement, Jason Engle

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Child Characteristics and Parent Factors in Children with ASD and/or ADHD: Disruptive Behaviors, Internalizing Symptoms, Parental Distress, and Parenting Practices, Elizabeth Clara Fair

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Taxonomy and Systematics of Plagioporus (Trematoda), With Descriptions of 10 New Species From Freshwater Fishes Of The Nearctic, Thomas John Fayton

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An Examination of Subtypes of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Utilizing Latent Profile and Taxometric Analyses, Joseph Finn

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Effects of Trophic Relationships on Oyster Reef Restoration Success in the Mississippi Sound, Virginia Robin Fleer

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Evaluation of a Positive Version of the Good Behavior Game Utilizing ClassDojo Technology in Secondary Classrooms, William Blake Ford