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Dissertations from 2020

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Romantic Relational Aggression Among College Students: A Moderated Mediation Study of Attachment Style, Romantic Jealousy, Mate Value, and Relationship Investment, Skylar Hicks

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The Role of Masculinity in the Development of Capability for Suicide, Claire Houtsma

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Student-Athlete Success: An Examination of Parenting, Grit, Academic Success, and Mental Health Outcomes, Jackson Howard

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Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms and Alcohol Outcomes: The Mediating Role of Drinking Motives and Protective Behavioral Strategies, Hallie R. Jordan

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A Parametric Analysis of Opportunities to Respond on Academically Engaged Behavior, Morgan G. McCargo

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The Mediating Effects of Drinking Refusal Self-Efficacy on the Associations between Alcohol Protective Behavioral Strategies and Alcohol Use Outcomes, Kray Scully

Dissertations from 2019

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The Antimicrobial Activity and Cellular Targets of Plant Derived Aldehydes and Degradable Pro-Antimicrobial Networks in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Yetunde Adewunmi

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Developing a Computational Framework for a Construction Scheduling Decision Support Web Based Expert System, Feroz Ahmed

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The Alternative Voice: A Content Analysis of Twitter News Accounts in Kuwait, Yousef Aldaihani

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Social Media, Journalism and Crisis: Twitter Representation of #SyrianRefugees in Western News Media, Ahmad Khaled AlShallal

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Soft Skills in Mississippi Community Colleges' Online Career and Technical Programs, Joanna Sue Alston

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A Study of Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) Vocal Ontogeny, Audra Elizabeth Ames

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The Impact of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Read 180 Next Generation Program on Middle School Students with Disabilities, Katherine Arnold

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Winning Public Hearts and Minds: Security and Development Aid in the 21st Century, Mohammad Ashraf

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The Relationship Between Painful/Provocative Training Experiences and Capability for Suicide Among Medical Students, Brittney L. Assavedo

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Narcan Can Save your Loved One: Designing Messages for the Opioid Crisis Using the Extended Parallel Process Model, Braden Bagley

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Eating Meat, Renee M. Bailey

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Dependability of Two Group Observation Methods Across Rater and Time, Kayla E. Bates-Brantley

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Scalable Time-Stepping for Navier-Stokes Through High-Frequency Analysis of Block Arnoldi Iteration, Brianna Bingham

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The Histoplasma Capsulatum DDR48 Gene is Required for Survival Within Macrophages and Resistance to Oxidative Stress and Antifungal Drugs, Logan Blancett

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Classroom Response Systems: Does Instantaneous Feedback Affect Students' Knowledge and Self-Efficacy in a Secondary Science Course, Shani Bourn

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Effectiveness of Technology in an English Grammar and Punctuation Course, Deborah Brandon

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Probably Nothing to Worry About, Jennifer Bravo

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Bio-Inspired Polymers as Models for Determination of Non-Covalent Structure/Binding Interactions with Amyloid β Peptides, Gliadin, and Bovine γ-Crystallin, Ashleigh Bristol

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Differential Mating Motives' Influence on Preferences for Facially Communicated Extraversion, Mitch Brown

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A Mixed Method Study: Assessing Critical Thinking, Metacognition, and Motivation in a Flipped Classroom Instructional Model, Phyllis Brown

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Johann Strauss II's Die Fledermaus: Historical Background and Conductor's Guide, Jennifer Bruton

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The Impact of Positive Behavior Interventions and Support, Counseling, and Mentoring on the Behavior and Achievement of African American Males, Elesha Jean Buckley

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A Mixed Methods Approach to Study the Effects of a Naturalist Summer Program on the Perceptions of African American Children about Nature, Kendrick Buford

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Mathematical Literacy and Video Games, Craig Carrigee

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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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Resilience and Coping in Mothers of Children with Sickle Cell Disease, Holly Carter

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Student Loan Default Prevention and Management Practices at Mississippi Community & Junior Colleges, LaShanda Chamberlain

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Supervisor-Subordinate Conflict Negotiation: Examining the Core Concerns in Light of Communication Accommodation and Gender Roles, Piyawan Charoensap-Kelly

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Person-Level Sources of Continued Influence Effect: The Roles of Attention Control, Intolerance of Ambiguity and Conservatism, Jinhao Chi

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The Effect of Precursor Design and Processing on the Semi-Crystalline Morphologies of Polyacrylonitrile-Based Carbon Fiber, Katelyn Cordell

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Bioinspired Glycopolymers: Models to Investigate the Effect of Saccharide Structure and Concentration on Amyloid Beta Aggregation, Pradipta Kumar Das

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An Army Worth Fighting For: The U.S. Army’s Battle for Relevance in National Security from 1946 to 1964, Michael Doidge

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Enhancement of Krylov Subspace Spectral Methods Through the Use of the Residual, Haley Dozier

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In Spare Company, John Duncan

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Technology, Resources, Institutional Filters and State Capacity: Variations in Latin America, Ted D. Ellis

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Queen of a Rain Country, Chad Foret

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Exploring a University System Through Organizational Communication Routines Involving Risk, Sean Fourney

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Faculty Interactions with Black Male Students at HBCUS and Community Colleges as Predictors of Academic Achievement in STEM, Antoine Gates

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Beyond Postsouthern: The Return of the Rural in Twenty-First Century Southern Literature, Jeremy Ryan Gibbs

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Secretary Bird, Jefferson Glassie

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Pentimento, Jessica Guzman

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Validation of the ASK-ASD in a Sample of Parents, Teachers, and Medical Students, Laura K. Hansen

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Dinner Before Marriage, Stephanie Harris

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Manipulation of Noncovalent Interactions for the Synthesis and Use of Natural Product Synthons, Alison P. Hart

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Social-Emotional Difference Given Disability, Grade, and School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Edith A. Hayles

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Evaluation of a Role-Playing Game to Improve Social Skills for Individuals with ASD, Kate A. Helbig

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Selected Performance Indicators of University-Model Schools, David Herndon

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Screening the Managerial Applicant: A Descriptive Phenomenological Study of Résumé Review and Evaluation, Gregory E. Higgins

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Establishing the Role of the Mississippi-Alabama Barrier Islands in Mississippi Sound and Bight Circulation Using Observational Data Analysis and a Coastal Model, Laura Hode

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Adsorption of Polyisobutylene-Based Dispersants onto Carbon Black, Travis Paul Holbrook

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The Changing News Paradigm of South Mississippi’s Sun Herald as Seen Through the Eyes of its Journalists: 1968-2018, Judy Day Isbell

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Effect of Cure Protocol on Network Formation and Properties of Epoxy-Diamine Thermosets, Andrew Janisse

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Selected Wind Band Works of Jennifer Higdon: A Conductor's Analysis, Mark P. Johnson

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Learning to Lead: Examining Leadership Competencies of Participants in the Mississippi Community College Leadership Academy, Renyetta M. Johnson

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Molecular Responses to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Contaminants in Estuarine Fish, Elizabeth Jones

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A Stylistic Analysis with Performance Suggestions of Robert Muczynski’s Selected Late Piano Works: Maverick Pieces, Opus 37, Masks, Opus 40, and Dream Cycle, Opus 44, Ji Hyun Kim

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Tracing Sehnsucht to Place: Mythopoeia, Visions, Transcendence, and the Journey of the Rhetorical Refugee, G. Brandon Knight

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Settling In: The Consequences of Legal Origins and Institutional Variety for Immigrant Labor Market Integration in OECD Countries, Jennifer Kuklenski

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Is Parent-Initiated Triangulation Associated with Pathological Narcissism in Youth?, Lauren Marie Lee-Rowland

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Environmental-Based Experiential Learning Activities and Its Influence on Students’ Knowledge, Critical Thinking, Attitude Towards the Environment, and Career Aspirations, Veshell Lewis

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The Development of Socio-sexual Behavior in Beluga Whales (Delphinapterus leucas), Malin K. Lilley

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I Will Say The Only Words I Know That You'll Understand, Emily Martin

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Profiles of Interest in Holland's Theory in Relation to Personality and Sex, Erica L. Mathis

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The Usage and Impact of Outpatient Commitment Orders on Suicide and Suicide Attempt Rates in Mississippi, Sam Mauldin

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From Carver to Carter: The Political Economy of Peanut Cultivation in the South, 1945-1976, Hayden Noel McDaniel

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Unveiling Identities: A Cultural Study of the Portrayal of Leading Women in Zhang Yimou Films, Patrick McGuire

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Essential Leadership Competencies for College Presidents in a Metrics-Driven Community College System, Mark McLean

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An Analysis of Western Art Music Arrangements for Steel Pan Chamber Ensemble, Ian Meiman

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Factors Influencing Career and Technical Professionals’ Career Advancement, Deidra Minor

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Solo Trombone with Electronic Accompaniment: An Analysis and Performance Guide for Three Recent Compositions, Joshua Mize

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Strategic Hiring and Research Productivity at U.S. Research Universities, David S. Mooneyhan

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Check-In/Check-Out with High School Students, Ashley Murphy

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Traditional Irish Musical Elements in the Solo-Piano Music of Ryan Molloy, Brian Thomas Murphy

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Borders, Peripheries, and the Idea of the North in Nineteenth-Century British Literature, Tanja Nathanael

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Using PBIS Frameworks in Elementary Schools to Decrease Chronic Absenteeism, Joe Nelson

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Removing Embedded Corruption: Development Mechanisms and Case Studies in East Africa for Ending Graft, Keith Newcomer

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The Importance of Practice: Learning to Teach Student-Centered Labs with Confidence, Linda Nix

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Transfer of Training for Powerlifting Utilizing a Bayesian Network, Harold Noble

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Assessing the Effects of Psychopathy, Sadism, Aggression, and Boredom Proneness on Cyber Aggression Perpetration in Emerging Adults: Is Moral Disengagement to Blame?, Taylor Nocera

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Authenticity and Practicality: Evaluating and Performing Multicultural Choral Music, Jesse Noote

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Digital Literacy Among Teachers: Identifying Digital Divide Among Interactive Whiteboard Users in Public High Schools, Tammy R. Oatis

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Suspended Sediment and Particulate Matter Transport in Mississippi Sound and Bight Assessed with Physical Modeling, Remote Sensing and In Situ Measurements, Stephan O'Brien

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The Overview Effect, Todd Osborne

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Elementary Preservice Teacher Preparation to Teach Mathematics and Science in an Integrated STEM Framework, Kelly Overby Byrd

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Improving Individual and Group-Wide Behaviors in Head Start Classrooms with Mystery Student Intervention: Assessment of Effectiveness, Generalization, and Maintenance, Jamie Pasqua

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Distortional Aryl Ketone Ether Hybrid Epoxy Matrices, Matthew A. Patterson

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Predicting Leader Survival: Evidence from Covert Action Case Study Analysis, Joy S. Patton

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Morphological Study of Voids in Ultra-Large Models of Amorphous Silicon, Durga Prasad Paudel

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The Rabbath Method: Philosophy and Technique in Current Double Bass Pedagogy, David G. Pellow

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Overparenting, Emotional Distress, and Subjective Well-Being: Facets of Emotional Distress Tolerance as Mediators, Christopher M. Perez

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Validation of a Scale to Measure Phonological and Morphological Knowledge and Skill of Speech-Language Pathologists and Elementary Teachers, Susan S. Perry

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Evaluating Corrosion Altering Properties of Thiophene Based Copolymers, Robert Peterson

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“Polysoaps” via RAFT Copolymerization to Form Well-Defined Micelles for Water Remediation and Targeted Drug Delivery Applications, Phillip Pickett

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Change Effort Organizational Communication Effectiveness and Work Locus of Control Influence on Change Fatigue in the Workplace, Kady B. Pietz