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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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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International Events, Domestic Change, and the Development of China’s Grand Strategy, 1839-2019, Shao-Fan Lin

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Yellow River Piano Concerto: A Synthesis of Western and Chinese Characteristics, Jiahe Liu

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Assessing the Real-Time Lagrangian Predictability of the Operational Navy Coastal Ocean Model in the Gulf of Mexico, Lea Kristen Locke

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"Ain’t I A Woman?”: The Intersectional Representation Of Black Women Professional Leaders above the Concrete Ceiling In Scandal And How to Get Away with Murder, Jessica Love

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Higher Education Business and Technology Leaders’ Behaviors that Drive Outcome Alignment, Katherine Lynch-Holmes

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Reconciling Religious and Scientific Epistomologies: Leveraging Mutuality to Enhance Acceptance of Science and Respect for Religion, Mary Medlin

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A Component-Wise Approach to Smooth Extension Embedding Methods, Vivian Montiforte

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Physical Education Teachers' Instructional Adaptations to Teach Motor Skills to Children with Language Disorders, Kristen Morgan

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“We Seek A Stable Structure”: Détente, Human Rights, and National Security Policy, 1974–1981, John J. Mortimer Jr.

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The Perceived Absence of African American Women in Leadership Positions in Public Four-Year Predominantly White Institutions of Higher Education in Mississippi, Tonya Neely

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Interleukin-17A Facilitates Chikungunya Virus Infection by Inhibiting IFN-α2 Expression, Biswas Neupane

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Migratory Movement, Fishery Exploitation, and Sperm Limitation of the Louisiana Blue Crab Spawning Stock, Helen Olmi-Graham

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Elucidating the Role of the MSAABCR Operon in Persister Cells Formation and Stress Response in Staphylococcus aureus, Shanti Pandey

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A Performer’s Guide to Barbara York’s Four Paintings by Grant Wood, Allen Parrish

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Panel Data Analysis of Determinants of Gini Coefficient, Brandon Parsons

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Examining the Effects of State Anger on Self-reported Psychopathic Trait Inventories, Olivia C. Preston

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The Power of Presentation: How Attire, Cosmetics, and Posture Impact the Source Credibility of the Female Expert Witness, Alexandra Repke

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Workplace Microaggressions Experienced by Sexual Minorities: Relationships to Workplace Attitudes, Mental Health, and the Role of Emotional Distress Tolerance, Dylan Richard

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Semantic Classification of Multidialectal Arabic Social Media, Tom Rishel

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Test-Driving Interventions for Teachers: A Proactive Method for Improving Treatment Integrity, Stefanie Schrieber

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Vision Based Activity Recognition Using Machine Learning and Deep Learning Architecture, Sarbagya Shakya

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Evaluating the Contributions of Recollection and Familiarity on Testing and Guessing Benefits in Recognition Memory, Kendal Smith

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Comparison of Manipulatives Effect on Academic Achievement in Preschool Math, Ashley Stewart

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Design and Modeling of Bioinspired Polyelectrolytes with Controlled Architectures for Gene Delivery Applications, Kelli Stockmal

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How Well Do You Know Your Reach?, Tyler Surber

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Doping of Conjugated Polymers: Preparation, Characterization and Device Fabrication, Kan Tang

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Predicting Parent Attendance for Group-Delivered PCIT Workshops in Head Start Centers, Jennifer Tannehill

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Honor and Duty: The Collegiate Education of a Yeoman Farmer’s Son in Antebellum Mississippi, David Taylor

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A Man Who Does Not Exist, Kevin Thomason

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Photopolymer Networks with Tunable Command Destruct Properties, William Walker

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The Religion Beat Gets Beat: The Rise and Fall of Stand-alone Religion Sections in Southern Newspapers, 1983-2015, Tara Yvette Wren

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Professional Counter-Strike: An Analysis of Media Objects, Esports Culture, and Gamer Representation, Steven Young

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Semantics-Driven Large-Scale 3D Scene Retrieval, Juefei Yuan

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Ensemble Data Fitting For Bathymetric Models Informed by Nominal Data, Samantha Zambo

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Structural Origin Of Thermal, Mechanical Properties And Morphological Behaviors Of Semiconducting Polymers, Song Zhang

Dissertations from 2020

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Predicting Political Development after United States Military Assistance: Evidence from Case Study Analysis, Susan Rae Alaniz

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Organizational Stressors as Predictors of Burnout, Kristen Albritton

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Microcelebrity Endorsement of Public Relations Campaigns for Nonprofit Organizations: A Study of Snapchat in Saudi Arabia, Sami Altuwayjiri

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Before the Snakes Came, Garrett Ashley

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Mississippi Teachers' Perception of Performance Evaluation Feedback and Its Influence on Teaching Practices and Student Outcomes, Joanna Barnes

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An Analysis and Stylistic Comparison of Five Works for Unaccompanied Tuba by John Stevens, Tracy Bedgood

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Impulsivity as a Trait Predictor in Baccalaureate Nursing Students, Jennifer Bertucci

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International Trade in Health Services: Assessing the Patterns of Trade in Global Healthcare Delivery, Tawnya Bosko

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Core Subject Integration in the K-6 Music Classroom, Rose Bowe

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The Principal and Teacher Evaluation: A Study of Influencing Pressures, Andy Brock

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Public Relations Education in Mississippi Today: Perceptions and Realities, Gail Brown

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The Ecology and Evolutionary History of Two Musk Turtles in the Southeastern United States, Grover Brown

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The Effects of Culturally Competent Messaging on Willingness to Engage in Firearm Means Safety, Sarah E. Butterworth

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Boystown: Stories, Justin Carmickle

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Instructor Perspectives and Jazz-Related Courses for Undergraduate Music Majors at NASM Accredited Colleges and Universities, David Carter

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Bulk Properties Correlated to the Hydrogen Bond Organization in Dendrimers, Hyperbranched Polymers, and Linear Polymers, Beibei Chen

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Agonistic Grooming in Multiple Lemur Species, Jennie L. Christopher

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Self-Regulated Learning Instruction’s Relationships with Teacher Subject Area, Teacher Beliefs, and Teacher Efficacy, Jeffrey Coggin

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Al-Baghdadi and the Art of Terrorist Persuasion, Bandar Dawshi

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A Survey of Modern Companion Pieces Outlining Specific Compositional Similarities Between Ralph Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem and Mack Wilberg's Requiem Aeternam and Let Peace Then Still the Strife, Joel Dunlap

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Using Two Reinforcement Contingencies to Alter Teachers' Rates of Praise, Ashleigh Eaves

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Nadia Boulanger’s Fantaisie Variée Pour Piano Et Orchestre a Study of a Significant Unpublished Piece, sarah elias