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Dissertations from 2013

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In Situ Quenching and Post-Polymerization Modification of Telechelic Polyisobutylene, Todd Raymond Hartlage

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Principal Leadership Styles, Faculty Morale, and Faculty Job Satisfaction at Selected Elementary Schools, Dawn Vyola Ramsey Hearn

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Habitat Characterization, Habitat Use and Associated Growth of Juvenile Spotted Seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) in a Mississippi Bay System: Implications for Stock Enhancement Practices, Joseph Read Hendon

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A Geographical Approach for Integrating Belief Networks and Geographic Information Sciences to Probabilistically Predict River Depth, Nathan Lee Hopper

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Academic Intrinsic Motivation and Differentiated Instruction in the Regular Classroom: Potential Relationships During the Transition Away from Gifted Programming, Heather Lyn Houston

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Teacher Perceptions Regarding the Relationship of Modified Year-Round School Calendars with Student Achievement, Student Behavior, and Teacher Efficacy, George Eugene Huffman

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An Implementation Evaluation of an Actuarial Risk Assessment Instrument, James Robert Johnson

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Advisement Satisfaction Among Community College Students in Mississippi, LaToya Tamiko Jones-Reed

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Accessing Learning in the Adult Zebrafish with a Novel Associative Learning Task, David Joseph Jouandot II

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Second Families of Virginia: Professional Power-Brokers in a Revolutionary Age, 1700-1790, Wesley Thomas Joyner

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Power of Speech Styles: A Relational Framing Perspective, Michael Lewis King

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Synthesis of Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS) Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes for Improved Dispersion in Polyurethane Films, Xiaonan Kou

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Synthesis and Characterization of Polyisobutylene-Block-Polyamides as Novel Thermoplastic Elastomers, Lauren Renee Kucera

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Biophysical Understanding of Novel Synthetic AMYLOID-β (Aβ) Prions in Alzheimer's Disease, Amit Kumar

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The Effects of Race and Gender on the Satisfaction Levels of Entering and Advanced Level Doctoral Students, Tiffany Nicole Labon

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The Predictors of Calling and the Role of Career Satisfaction in Working Adults, Kari Ann Leavell

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Gene Regulatory Network Reconstruction Using Dynamic Bayesian Networks, Haoni Li

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The Effect of Asian Origin, Culture and Learning Beliefs on High School Students' Physical Science Learning Beliefs, Xiaolan Li

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Updike, Morrison, and Roth: The Politics of American Identity, Christopher Steven Love

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Community Metrics and Trophic Dynamics in Tidal Creeks in an Anthropogenically Fragmented, Coastal Landscape, Michael Robert Lowe

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Examining the Impact of Motivation, Service Quality, and Value on Satisfaction and Loyalty Among Golf Tourists to Rural Areas, Chad William Maas

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Toward a Model for Predicting Depression Among Veterans, Nita Aurora Magee-Cornelius

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Nursing Students' Attitudes Toward Science in the Nursing Curricula, Jill Deanne Maroo

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Adapting J.S. Bach's Solo Violin Sonatas and Partitas for the Marimba: Broken Chord and Arpeggio Performance Practices, Jason Eugene Mathena

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The Role of Distress Tolerance in Aggressive Behavior, Anne Winston McIntyre

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The Effect of Preschool on Reaching Achievement Among Kindergarten Students, Reisha Monique McKinney

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Parenting Style Differences in Black American and White American Young Adults, Sarah Lynette McMurtry

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Investigations Toward Tunability of Mechanical, Thermal, and Impact Properties of Thiol-ene Networks for Novel High Energy Absorbing Materials, Olivia Devon McNair

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Effects of Check In/Checkout with a Fading Procedure on the Academic Engagement and Problem Behavior of Elementary School Students, Leila Mullooly Miller

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Teachers' Perceptions about the Types, Quality, and Impact of their Job-Embedded Professional Development Experiences, Delilah Mitchell

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Teacher Dialogue and Its Relationship to Student Achievement, Heather Norton Montgomery

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The Impact of the Addition of Community Based Truancy Intervention Panels on the Reduction of Student Absences, Lenora Jane Nyeste

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Effects of United States Domestic Agricultural Grain Subsidies on Mexican Migrant Flows, Pat Robert O'Brien

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"Having Our Say": High Achieving African American Male College Graduates Speak About Parental Involvement and Parenting Style, Lynn Cheryl Lanier Odom

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Slackwire Calliope, Lauren Dale Oetinger

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Synergy of the Developed 6D BIM Framework and Conception of the nD BIM Framework and nD BIM Process Ontology, Shawn Edward O'Keeffe

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Relation Between the Adsorption Behavior and Bulk Complexation in Oppositely Charged Polyelectrolyte-Surfactant Systems: Effect of Polyelectrolyte Concentration, Molecular Weight, Charge Localization and Backbone Rigidity/Hydrophobicity, Vipul Suhas Padman

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First Steps to College and Career Success: Predictors of Recent High School Graduate Readiness for Online Learning, Laura Mae Pannell

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The Relationship Between Socio-Economic Status and the Frequency of School Web Page Access to Both Mobile and Non-Mobile Sites, Richmond Hughes Parker

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View of Socioscientific Issues Among Educators: The Willingness of Teachers to Accept SSI Into the Classroom and the Reason Underlying Those Beliefs, John Carlos Parr

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The PR President: How Ike Transformed Political Communication, Pamela Ann Parry

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Biological and Biologically Inspired Polymers for Interface Modification, Lea Clayton Paslay

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Connecting the Dots: Understanding Migration in the Context of Other Periods of the Annual Cycle, Kristina Lee Paxton

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Dynamic Bioactive Stimuli-Responsive Polymeric Surfaces, Heather Marie Pearson

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Examination of the Pediatric Diabetes Routines Questionnaire in Adolescents: Development of an Adolescent Self-Report Version and Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Jessica Sima Pierce

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Explorations: Five Science Fiction Stories, Daniel Joseph Pinney

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The Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Making Middle Grades Work, Darryl Rene Porter

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See Me Inside My Tiny House: Essays and Stories, Peggy Melissa Price

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Students' Confidence in the Ability to Transfer Basic Math Skills in Introductory Physics and Chemistry Courses at a Community College, Reginald Quinn

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Utilizing Polymer Topology in Peptide-Based Block Copolymers: Unique Aqueous Assembly and Responsive Behavior, Jacob Griffin Ray

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An Examination of the Requirements and Preparation Required forTubists Desiring a Career in the Military, with Emphasis on Premier Band Auditions, Patrick Charles Rettger

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Tweet, Tweet, and Repeat: How College Students and Social Media Bring You the News, Judith Penelope Roberts

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The Published Choral Folk Songs of Cyrillus Kreek, Estonian Nationalist, Jonathan Patrick Rodgers

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Gamification in Science Education: The Relationship of Educational Games to Motivation and Achievement, Kelly Elizabeth Rouse

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A Novel Methodology for Calculating Large Numbers of Symmetrical Matrices on a Graphics Processing Unit: Towards Efficient, Real-Time Hyperspectral Image Processing, Denise Renee Runnels

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The Effect of Online Discussion Forums on Student Learning and Student Perception of Learning in a Science Course at the Community College Level, Rachel Syring Ryan

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Mindfulness, Facets of Big Five Personalities, and Psychological Health, Nicholas J. Schmidt

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The Effectiveness of Internet and Instant Messaging Approaches in Promoting Intention to Breastfeed, Brigett Landry Scott

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New Fault Tolerant Multicast Routing Techniques to Enhance Distributed-Memory Systems Performance, Masoud Esmail Masoud Shaheen

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The Role of Service-Learning on College Students' Environmental Literacy: Content Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors, Joanna Lynn Bush Singletary

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Science Fair: Is It Worth the Work? A Qualitative Study on Deaf Students' Perceptions and Experiences Regarding Science Fair in Primary and Secondary School, Vivian Lee Smith

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A Pedagogical Guide to Roberto Carpio's Music for Solo Piano, Pablo Ernesto Sotomayor Kamiyama

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Photopolymerization and Characterization of Modified Thiol-ene Networks, Bradley James Sparks

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The Pine Effect, Andrea Kay Spofford

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Interpersonal (Re)relating: Investigating the Experience of Refriending, Paul Edgerton Stafford

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Learning to Parent Again: An Investigation of the Role of Adult Education in the Phenomenon of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, Deborah Annette Stover

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The Impact of Technology Attitudes and Skills of Rural Health Clinic Nurses on the Level of Adoption of Electronic Health Records in Mississippi, Jennifer Lynn Styron

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Teacher Attitudes of Inclusion and Academic Performance of Students with Disabilities, Jonathan Earl Sutton

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The Sexual Assault Severity Scale: A Comprehensive Measure of Assault Severity, Karyn Crystal Swinson

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Through the Lens of Perspective Transformation: The Impact of Parent Education on the Parenting Styles of Court-Ordered Participants, Mariann Baucum Taylor

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Perceptions of Workplace Bullying Among Practicing Registered Nurses, Crystal Regina Threadgill

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The Challenges of Inclusion: Perceptions of Superintendents, Principals, and Teachers in Mississippi Alternative Schools, Gary Lynn Tune

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A Stylistic Analysis and Performance Guide for James Sclater's "Variations and Toccata on a Theme by Paganini", David Michael Ward

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Direct Responsibility: Caspar Weinberger and the Reagan Defense Buildup, Robert Howard Wieland

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An Assessment of a Just-in-Time Training Intervention in a Manufacturing Organization, Barry James Wilkie

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Attitudinal Factors of Teachers Regarding Arts Integration, Sara Elston Williams

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Characterization of Whole Pine Tree Substrates for Adventitious Rooting of Cuttings and Initial Growth of Seedlings, Anthony Lynn Witcher

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An Examination of Cities' Resilence to Violent Crime: A Contextual Analysis of Victim-Offender Convergence, Vanessa Hatch Woodward

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Life, Love, and Hegemony on Daytime TV: A Critical Analysis of Three Popular Soap Operas, Elizabeth Ann Worden

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Nanoparticle Filled Polymeric Systems for Gas Barrier and Flame Retardant Properties, Yingji Wu

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Ornithology and Apparent Magnitude, Sarah Michelle Wynn

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Gene Regulatory Network Analysis and Web-based Application Development, Yi Yang

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A Study of Federal Academic Earmarks and Research Funding in Relation to the Institutional Research Culture of Research University/High (RU/H) Institutions in Mississippi, James Hubert Young III

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Advisor Knowledge of Disability-Related Needs, Laws, and Accomodation Requirements in Postsecondary Academic Advisement Practices, Rebekah Elizabeth Young

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The Relationship Between Shared Leadership, Teacher Self-Efficacy, and Student Achievement, Anjanette Fuller Zinke

Dissertations from 2012

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The Role of the Cysteine/Glutathione Regulatory Genes CDO1, GSH1, and GSH2 in Yeast-Mold Dimorphism of the Pathogenic Fungus Histoplasma capsulatum, Melissa Anne Adams

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An Examination of Mature Interpersonal Relationships Among International and American College Students, Bona Aidoo

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What Influences Principal Perceptions of Bullying?, Matthew Benjamin Alred

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The Relationship Between School Leadership and Graduation Coach Interventions in Rural and Urban Settings, Christopher Nicholas Amos

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Efficacy of a Basic Public Speaking Course Delivered via a Virtual Community College, Stephen Bradley Bailey

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School Counselor and Principal Perceptions Regarding the Roles of School Counselors, Tyra Terrell Bailey

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The Organization of Self-Knowledge and Race: Does Self-Concept Structure Impact the Responses of Black Individuals to Stereotype Threat?, Aisha Denise Baker

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The Relationship Between Emotional Intelligence of School Principals and Their Ability to Identify the Strengths or Talents of a Member of Their Leadership Team, Angela Luther Bare

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Pre-Kindergarten Education: Is There a Relationship Between Pre-Kindergarten Participation and Student Achievement?, Carol Goldate Barlow

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The Relationship Between the Pedagogical Use of Differentiated Instructional Strategies and 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Language Arts Achievement, Kenitra LaSha Barnes

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A Study of Factors Related to Teacher Attrition, Leslie Ann Beaugez

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The Relationship Between Teacher Classroom Practices and 21st Century Students' Academic Dishonesty at the Secondary Level, Marguerite Beth Bellipanni

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The Use of Time-Out with Escape Extinction to Reduce Noncompliance Maintained by Escape or Attention, Shelly Renee Benshoof

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An Analysis and an Historical Contextualization of Frank Ticheli’s “Cajun Folk Songs”, Jody Anthony Besse

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Public Versus Private Praise: A Direct Behavioral Comparison in Secondary Classrooms, John Travis Blaze