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Dissertations from 2023

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The Effects of Stepped Care on Burnout for University Counseling Center Clinicians, Madison Estrada

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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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Flourishing in a Non-Traditional Workplace Using Technology-Assisted Imagery, Wendi Lord

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Predictors of Relational Aggression in Women Across Adulthood, Alison Poor

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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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Meta-Analysis of Daily Behavior Report Cards, Meleah Ackley

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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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Hydrolytically Degradable Thermosets with Tunable Degradation Profiles via Ketal-Based Crosslinks, Benjamin Alameda

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A PREDICTIVE MODEL OF COMPLETION AT MISSISSIPPI’S COMMUNITY COLLEGES, Richard Baker

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How System Efficacy Affects Risk Perception: Comparison of the United States, Iran, and China throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, Nazanin Bani Amerian

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Importance of Alkyl Substitution on the Molecular Architecture and Thermomechanical Performance of Glassy Polybenzoxazine Networks, Bernardo L. Barea-López

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USING NUDGES TO INCREASE ENGAGEMENT WITH SUICIDE PREVENTION RESOURCES IN AN ONLINE SAMPLE OF UNITED STATE MILITARY VETERANS, Brian W. Bauer

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FACTORS IMPACTING MULTIDISCIPLINARY TEAM COMMUNICATION AND PATIENT-CENTERED COMMUNICATION ALONG THE CANCER CARE CONTINUUM, Jessica Beckham

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

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GUN CONTROL LAWS AND POLICIES REPORTED INFLUENCE ON THE ATTITUDES OF FACULTY AT MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITIES, David Besancon

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THE PRESENCE OF RELATIONAL TRUST IN TEACHER-PRINCIPAL RELATIONSHIPS AND THE CORRELATION OF TEACHER INTENT-TO-PERSIST AND TEACHER EFFICACY, Maryum Bilal

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From The Shadows of Incarceration to Higher Education: Associated Invisible Identity Development of College Students with Incarcerated Parents, Andrea Blake

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Brenno Blauth’s Compositional Style Elements: A Study on the Sonata for Flute and Piano, T.5., Thiago Bohm Bottega

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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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POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF MANAGING BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL RESOURCES ACROSS INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARIES, Dillon Brown

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Seeing Children’s Futures Through Rose Colored Glasses: Does Optimism Bias toward Reproduction Discourage Anti-Natalism?, Faith L. Brown

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POWER-OF-SPEECH STYLES’ HEDGES, HESITATIONS, INTENSIFIERS, AND TAG QUESTIONS EFFECTS ON PERCEIVED INFORMATION MANIPULATION, HONESTY, AND SPEAKERS’ CHARACTER, COMPETENCE, AND SOCIABILITY: A MULTI-PARALLEL AND SERIAL MEDIATION EXPLORATION, Kevin Bryant

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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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Military Instructors' Perspectives of Integrating Instructional Multimedia Into Military Classrooms, keontra campbell

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APPLICATION OF DEEP LEARNING FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES AND EPIDEMIOLOGY DATA ANALYSIS AND DIAGNOSTIC MODELING, Somenath Chakraborty

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AN INVESTIGATION ON THE IMPACT OF INTESTINAL OXYGEN AVAILABILITY ON SURVIVAL AND REGULATION OF VIRULENCE IN Listeria monocytogenes, Damayanti Chakravarty

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Principals' Knowledge of Special Education Policy and Procedure and the Special Education Teachers' Intent, Tara Clark

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STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PRACTICE INTEGRATION AND ORGANIZATIONAL AMBIDEXTERITY IN VUCA TIMES, Gizzatta Cook

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INVESTIGATING THE INVOLVEMENT OF THE TICK VECTOR IN THE INDUCTION OF ALPHA-GALACTOSE HYPERSENSITIVITY (ALPHA-GAL SYNDROME, RED MEAT ALLERGY) IN THE UNITED STATES., Gary Crispell

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Towards High-rate Thermoplastic Composites, Chris Croshaw

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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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Can an expert opinion mitigate racially biased diversion decisions? An empirical examination in the context of reoffense risk assessment, Riley Davis

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AN INVESTIGATION OF ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM AMONG NURSES, Jamie Davis-Tubbs

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COASTAL GEOMORPHIC RESPONSE TO SEA-LEVEL RISE, STORMS, AND ANTECEDENT GEOLOGY: EXAMPLES FROM THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO, Clayton Dike

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A Genomic Investigation of Divergence Between Tuna Species, Pavel V. Dimens

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

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Broken Filament, Gerard H. Duncan Jr

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Africa in Transition -- Nexus Between State Building & Regional Integration, Tenley Erickson

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Characterization of Innate Immune Responses in Mouse Trophoblast Stem Cells and Their Differentiated Cells, Mona Fendereski

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Personality and Psychopathology Correlates of Institutional Misconduct among Juvenile Offenders, Paula Floyd

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AN ASSESSMENT OF ATTITUDES, KNOWLEDGE AND WILLINGNESS TO DISCLOSE DISABILITY AND MILITARY VETERAN STATUS IN THE HIGHER EDUCATION WORKPLACE, Kerri Fontenot Liuzza

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THERMOMECHANICS OF SEMICONDUCTING POLYMERS AND THEIR MORPHOLOGICAL PHENOMENA, Luke Galuska

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SOCIAL CLASS AND EMPLOYABILITY: EQUALIZING PERCEIVED COMPETENCE AND WARMTH TO CONTROL BIASED DECISION-MAKING DURING RESUMÉ SCREENING, Mindy Gambino

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Predictors of Engagement in Nursing Professional Practice: Transforming Organizational Culture in the Post-COVID Healthcare Environment, Jennifer Garnand

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PSYCHOLOGICAL CAPITAL AND PERCEIVED EMPLOYABILITY: EXPLORING WOMEN VETERANS’ MILITARY-TO-CIVILIAN CAREER TRANSITION, Tundra Gatewood

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

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RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MONOMER CHEMICAL STRUCTURE, NETWORK ARCHITECTURE AND THERMAL STABILITY IN GLASSY POLYCYANURATES, Rebecca Haber

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TWEETING SAUDI VISION 2030: A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE SAUDI MEDIA AGENDA AND THE PUBLIC AGENDA, Maria Hamdan

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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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BARRIERS TO IMPLEMENTING A WORK-BASED LEARNING PROGRAM: A HEALTH SCIENCE EDUCATOR PERSPECTIVE, Daniel Harrison

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Software Protection and Secure Authentication for Autonomous Vehicular Cloud Computing, Muhammad Hataba

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ELLERHEIN GIRLS' CHOIR: SEVENTY YEARS OF CHORAL EXCELLENCE, Bobby Helms

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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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For Colored Girls Who Considered Natural when the Perm was Enuf: A Cultural Examination of the Political Significance of Natural Hair YouTube Influencers, Randrika C. Henderson

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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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EDUCATORS’ AND PARENTS’ ATTITUDES TOWARD THE INCLUSION OF STUDENTS WITH EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIOR DISORDERS, Shannon L. Howze

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Adie Wells and Passionfruit, Jordan James

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AN ASSET MODEL: IDENTIFYING INSTITUTIONAL CHARACTERISTICS AND BEHAVIORS THAT CLOSE COMMUNITY COLLEGE COMPLETION GAPS BETWEEN BLACK AND WHITE STUDENTS, Courtney Lange

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Interview-Informed Synthesized Contingency Analyses on Challenging Problem Behavior: A Single-Case Meta-Analysis, Lauren Layman

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CHESS, ROBOTICS, AND SPEECH AND DEBATE: AN ANALYSIS OF CRITICAL THINKING-ORIENTED AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS, Marc Leffler

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Enabling Infrared Detection in Solution Processable Devices via Low Bandgap Conjugated Polymers, Jasmine Lim

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PROGRAMMING MAINTENANCE FOR THE MYSTERY STUDENT INTERVENTION, Sarah Litten

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IMPACT OF AN ACTIVE LEARNING INTERVENTION ON STUDENT SUCCESS IN AN INTRODUCTORY-LEVEL BIOLOGY COURSE, Cynthia Littlejohn

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THE PROTECTIVE BENEFITS OF SEXUAL SURROGACY IN DISSATISFYING ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS, Ryan Liu-Pham

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THIS CAR IS THE ROCKET SHIP THAT WILL GET ME OUTTA HERE, Dylan Loring

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Data Collection and Machine Learning Methods for Automated Pedestrian Facility Detection and Mensuration, Joseph Bailey Luttrell IV

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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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OPEN-SHELL DONOR-ACCEPTOR CONJUGATED POLYMERS: DESIGN RULES FOR QUANTUM PROPERTIES, Kevin S. Mayer

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DESIGN OF MECHANOPHORE-CONTAINING PIB-PS BLOCK COPOLYMERS FOR DETERMINATION OF MOLECULAR-LEVEL STRUCTURE/PROCESSING/PROPERTY RELATIONSHIPS UNDER IMPACT, Kyle Mehringer

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THE ROLE OF MATE SEEKING MOTIVES, STATUS ACQUISITION MOTIVES, AND DARK PERSONALITY IN PREDICTING RESPONSES TO AN AGGRESSION-PROVOKING SITUATION, Savannah Merold

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Evaluating the Impact of Submarine Groundwater Discharge on Nutrients and Trace Elements in Coastal Systems: The Examples of the Tuckean Swamp (Australia) and the Mississippi Sound (USA), Amy Moody

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The Expanding Marine Built Environment and Biofilm Formation Processes, Rachel Mugge

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Aryl Ether Ketone Polybenzoxazines and Carbon-Carbon Composites from Furan-Containing Polybenzoxazines, Joseph Murphy

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A Look at the Effectiveness of High School Chemistry Curriculum in Preparing Students for ACT, Shanna Nesser

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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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CLASSROOM CLIMATE, CULTURE, PARENTING SKILLS, AND STUDENT GRIT, Karen Ochoa

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THE EFFECTS OF SEGMENTING WORKSHEETS AND BEHAVIOR SPECIFIC PRAISE ON INDEPENDENT SEATWORK WITH ELEMENTARY STUDENTS, Lauren Peak

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CHARACTERIZING ENDOGENOUS DICER PRODUCTS TO UNRAVEL NOVEL RNAI BIOGENESIS PATHWAYS, Jacob Oche Peter

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The Expansionist Cause: Union Civil War Commemorations as Weapons of Colonization in the American West, Lindsey Peterson

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SELF-EFFICACY AND BURNOUT AMONG MISSISSIPPI MILD/MODERATE SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS, Stacey Anne Price Frye

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EXAMINING P3 AND N2 AMPLITUDES FOLLOWING SOCIAL EXCLUSION AND PROVOCATION IN COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH HIGH AND LOW NARCISSISTIC TRAITS, Kathleen Ramsey

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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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Secondary School Administrators, Teachers, and Students' Perspectives on Reducing Recidivism in Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs, Chrissell Rhone

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USING CONTINGENT PRAISE TO INCREASE VISUAL ENGAGEMENT IN AN ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: AN EYE TRACKING STUDY, Andrew Rozsa

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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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A Study of Red Snapper (Lutjanus Campechanus) Ecology in the Northern Gulf of Mexico and the Effect of Variable River Outflow Using Stable Isotope Analysis of the Food Web and Eye Lenses, Caitlin C. Slife

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DESIGNING DYNAMIC AND DEGRADABLE POLYMERIC MATERIALS WITH THIOL-X CHEMISTRIES, Reese Sloan

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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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Anti-Human Trafficking Training for Law Enforcement: An Assessment of Practice in a Southern State, Patricia Ann Southerland

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The Impact of a Five-day Number Sense Intervention on High School Student's Quantitative Reasoning Skills and Self-efficacy, Rebecca Steele-Mackey

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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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Patient Portal Use and Patient Education Materials Access among Mississippi Adult Residents, Anna K. Swann