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Dissertations from 2008

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The Relationship Betweeen Dynamic and Chemical Factors on the Morphology in AOT-Water-Polymer Systems, Jolanta Elzbieta Marszalek

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Physical Education Content Knowledge and Physical Activity Behaviors of Mississippi High School Students, Christina Leigh Lumpkin Martin

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The Influence of Verbal Aggressiveness and Verbal Argumentativeness on College Student Leadership Styles, Jane Anne Mattina

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Examination of an Aloe Vera Galacturonate Polysaccharide Capable of In Situ Gelation for the Controlled Release of Protein Therapeutics, Shawn David McConaughy

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A Systematic and Taxonomic Review of the Family Pseudotanaidae (Crustacea: Peracarida: Tanaidacea) Based Primarily on Morphometry Cladistic Analyses, Jerry Alan McLelland

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A Performer's Analysis of Eric Ewazen's Sonata for Trumpet and Piano, Joseph Daniel McNally III

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Dispersion States and Surface Characteristics of Physically Blended Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane/Polymer Hybrid Nanocomposites, Rahul Misra

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Health Anxiety and Cognition: Chronic Awareness of Health Concerns or Situational Activation of Latent Dysfunctional Assumptions About Illness?, Desmon Craig Mitchell

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Power Base Perceptions of School Administrators at Residential Schools for the Culturally Deaf, Allison Washington Moffett

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Synthesis, Propagation Kinetics, and Characterization of D,L-Lactide-Based Polyols and Polyurethanes Therefrom, Scott Joseph Moravek

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Synthesis and Characterization of Polymeric Materials Derived From Multifunctional Alkyl a-Hydroxymethylacrylates, Jean-Francois Morizur

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Factors That are Associated with Students' Standardized Reading Achievement Scores, Cherie Nichole Mothershead

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The Role of MSA in the Global Regulation of Virulence in Staphylococcus aureus, Vijayaraj Nagarajan

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NCAA Division I Head Softball Coaches' Confidence, Openness and Stigma Tolerance Toward Sport Psychology Consultants, Laurie Ann Neelis

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The Content and Role of Web Sites in Public Relations of Religious Congregations, Jerlen Young Nelson

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Rhetoric with Humor: An Analysis of Hispanic/Latino Comedians' Uses of Humor, George Pacheco Jr.

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Identification of Two Distinct Glutaminyl Cyclase Isoforms in Drosophila melanogaster, Amanda Thigpen Parker

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Factors That Contribute to a Successful Secondary Vocational Education Program in the State of Mississippi, Erin Leigh Parker

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Biochemical Characterization of Two Yeast Paralogous Proteins Mth1 and Std1, Satish Pasula

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The Effects of Positive Behavior Intervention Support on Office Discipline Referrals, Third and Fourth Grade Reading and Math Scores, and Perceptions of Teachers Regarding Discipline and Safety in Alabama Elementary Schools, Denise Yvonne Pavlovich

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Jack Stamp: A Biographical Sketch and Analysis of Symphony No. 1 - "In Memoriam David Diamond", Dawn Anna Perry

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Factors Associated with Attitudes Toward Learning in an Online Environment: Transactional Distance, Technical Efficacy, and Physical Surroundings, Jodi Elizabeth Pettazzoni

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Perceptions of Sources of Pressure and Reasons for Dismissals of Mississippi High School Head Coaches, Michael Keith Pigott

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Use of Monoclonal ∆-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Antibodies Chemically Bound to a Polystyrene Surface Using Glutaraldehyde for the Purpose of Extracting ∆-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol and ∆-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Carboxylic Acid from Postmortem Whole Blood Samples for Analysis by Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry, Thomas Sidney Pittman

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Homefront, Stacy Elaine Pratt

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The Relationship Between the Teacher's Perception of the Principal's Leadership Style and Personal Motivation, Aletta Marie Price

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About Love, Kerri Ann Quinn

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Composition Programs and Practices in Sweden: Possibilities for Cross-Fertilization with the United States, Birgitta Linnea Sjoberg Ramsey

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The Design, Synthesis, and Controlled Polymerization of Cationic and Zwitterionic Norbornene Derivatives, David Allen Rankin

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Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy Studies of Nafion, David Walter Rhoades

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A History of the Tara Winds Community Band, Jonesboro, Georgia, 1988-2008, Myra King Rhoden

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Parliament of Owls, Allison Renee Riddles

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Communication, Crisis, and Identity: Dialectical Tensions in Family Narratives about Hurricane Katrina, Laura Poole Rogers

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The Associated Colleges of the South: A Case Study Chronicling Program Development at the Consortium and the Significance of Consortium Membership Through the Experiences of Presidents of Member Institutions, Todd Spencer Rose

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Marathon, Ohio, Alan Guido Rossi Jr.

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We'll Hang Ourselves Tomorrow, Samuel Brendan Ruddick

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The Pursuit of Competitive Advantage and the Strategic Behavior of Firms in Adopting Self-Service Technology, Timothy David Saur

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A Metamorphosis of Thought: Parent Education Based on Transformative Learning Theory in a Title I-Funded Middle School, Ayanna Lichelle Shivers

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Shadows Over Goshen: Plain Whites, Progressives and Paternalism in the Depression South, Fred Carl Smith

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The Perceptions of Superintendents Regarding the Need for Graduate Business Classes in Educational Leadership, Howard Leland Smith

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A Comparison of Reading Interventions Based on Preference to Reading Interventions Identified by Brief Experimental Analysis, Debborah Eda Smyth

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Emotional Intelligence as a Non-Traditional Predictor of College Student Retention and Graduation, Larry Austin Sparkman

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Luigi Zaninelli: Rehearsing, Performing, and Conducting Selected Works 2005-2008, James Ernest Standland

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South Mississippi Public Elementary School Teachers' Implementation of and Attitudes Toward Inquiry-Based Science, Thomas Franklin Sumrall

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Fantasy Variations on George Gershwin's Prelude II for Piano: An Analysis and Conductor's Guide, Brian Stevon Taylor

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Knowledge-Based Analysis of Genomic Expression Data by Using Different Machine Learning Algorithms for the Purpose of Diagnostic, Prognostic or Therapeutic Application, Venkata Jagan Mohan Thodima

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The Relationship Between African American Students' Self-Beliefs and Beliefs about Teachers and Academic Outcomes and Disciplinary Referrals, James Matthew Thompson

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Roosting Ecology of Rafinesque's Big-Eared Bat, Corynorhinus rafinesquii, in Southeastern Mississippi, Austin Webb Trousdale III

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A Stylistic Analysis of Six Pieces for Solo Piano by Rodion Shchedrin and a Stylistic Analysis of Trespreludiosa Modo de Toccata, Dos Danzas Cubanas, and Estudio de Contrastes by Harold Gramatges, Amanda Virelles del Valle

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Attacking Ethos: The Rhetorical Use of Uncertainty in the 2004 Election, Theron Allen Verdon

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Raft Synthesis of Water-Soluble, Stimuli-Responsive AB Diblock Copolymers, Ran Wang

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Identifying Preschool Students in Need of Early Intervention, Cassie Delso Wells

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Gifted Education Exposure in Introductory Special Education Texts: Quantitative Text Content Analysis, Sandra Kay Hansen Wentworth

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The Relationship Between Learning Styles and Student Performance on the Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test in a Low Performing, Low Socioeconomic-Status School, Joseph Lassale Williams

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Metoikos: Modernism's Resident Aliens, Justin Glen Williamson

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The Relationship Between Principals' Leadership Self-Efficacy, Student Achievement and School Performance, Robert Louis Williams

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Adult Education Principles in a Teacher Mentoring Program: A Grounded Theory, Debra Jean Winans

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The Influence of Species and Context on Human-Dolphin Interactions, Deirdre Breen Yeater

Dissertations from 2007

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Effects of Job Stereotype, Applicant Gender, and Powerful and Powerless Speech Styles on Telephone Interview Outcomes, Heather DeAnna Palmer McFarland

Dissertations from 2006

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Regulation of a Dna-Compacting Plastid Nucleoid Protein, Steven William Adamson

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Hatchery of Tongues, Michael Wallace Bassett

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The Total and Specific Dimensions of Self Concept Related To Female Participation In Collegiate Athletics, Dane Bradford Beary

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Superintendents ’ Perceptions of Clinical Supervision Practices In a District-Wide Implementation Program, Myrna Rae Ladner Bourgeois

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How Teacher Attitudes and Administrator Behaviors Affect Levels of Technology Integration In the Classroom, Sheri Leigh Bradshaw

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Development of an Instrument to Identify the Virtues of Expert Nursing Practice: ‘Byrd’s Nurses Ethical Sensitivity Test’ (Byrd’s Nest), Lisa Marie Byrd

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Trends in Historic and Modern Performance Practice For the Trumpet In Richard Wagner’s Der Ring Des Nibelungen, Michael Ryan Ellzey

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School Web Sites and Teacher Employment Interest, David Theodore Freeman

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Teaching Music Theory In the Traditional Wind Band Rehearsal: A Rationale, Survey of Materials, and Recommendations, Eric Lynn Harris

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Afterschool Intervention Programs’ Impact Upon Select Variables Among 10th Grade Students In the Education Longitudinal Stu D Y (Els) 2002 Dataset, Diane Jackson-Chapman

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Investigations of Poly[(Styrene-Co-P-Methylstyrene)-Risobutylene- R-(Styrene-Co-P-Methylstyrene)] and Poly[(Acrylic Acid)-5-Styrene-Jb-Is0butylene-5-Styrene-Jb-(Acrylic Acid)], James Grabill Kopchick

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Assessing the Impact of Ethical Training On Law Enforcement Personnel, Tina L. Lee

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Martin Ellerby: A Biographical Sketch of the Composer and Descriptive Analysis of Paris Sketches and Symphony For Winds, Jeffrey Cliff Mathews

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New Innovations in State Legislatures: An Examination of the Successes of Diffusion and the Potential of Personal Home Pages, Amber Jean Reetz Narro

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A Laptop-Learning Initiative: Relationships With Student Achievement, Technology Proficiency, and Attitude Towards Technology, Kevin Scott Nicholas

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An Examination of Perception Toward Merit Pay In a Southern School District, Carol Lynn White Payne

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Crossing the Bridge from Eighth to Tenth Grade: Can Ninth Grade Schools Make It Better?, Eddie James Peasant II

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A Conductor’s Guide to Wind Instrument Deficiencies: A Practical Addendum to the Undergraduate Conducting Text, Donald Bradley Snow

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Factors Which Impact the Conduct Of Fifth Grade African-American Males, Derricka Bashetta Thomas

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An Overview of Gerald R. Prescott’s 1935 “The Prescott Technic System” With Recommendations for a Contemporary Edition, Carson Lee Vermillion

Dissertations from 2004

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Cleaner Technologies as an Aspect of Sustainable Tourism: Carribbean Case Studies, Fitzgerald J. Yaw Jr.

Dissertations from 1985

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A History of the “Hattiesburg American”, Patt Foster Roberson