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Dissertations from 2009

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"The Mirror Turn Lamp": Natural-Supernatural in Yeats, Cleston Lee Armstrong III

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The Physical Educator's Perception of the Adequate Implementation and Overall Impact of the Healthy Students Act of Mississippi, Carol Johnson Barnes

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Adult Student Satisfaction in an Accelerated LPN-RN Nursing Program, Kathy French Batton

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Form Blindness Testing: Assessing the Ability to Perform Latent Print Examination by Traditional Versus Nontraditional Students, Dean James Bertram

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Understanding the Change Styles of Teachers to Improve Student Achievement, Arlene May Green Bigby

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Stories, Ethics and the Interpretation of Meaning: Bearing Witness to Mothers' Stories of Their Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Experience, Angela Chisum Blackburn

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For the Stadium Vendor, Richard Andrew Boada

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Attitudes of Faculty and Students Toward Traditional and Nontraditional Students and the Intergenerational Postsecondary Classroom, Susan Walters Bourland

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Source-Message-Receiver in Integrated Marketing Communication: A Study of U.S. Institutional Advancement, Sharee LeBlanc Broussard

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Attachment Anxiety and Avoidance: Relationship to Body Image and Exercise Behavior, Kathryn Louise Brown

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Transcript Analysis of the CSO Operon and Characterization of Two Sets of Conserved Bacterial Microcompartment Genes in the Model Organism Halothiobacillus neapolitanus, Fei Cai

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Determinants of Resident Assistant Job Satisfaction in Privatized University Housing, Jennifer Lynn Casey

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Leo Brouwer's Estudios Sencillos for Guitar: Afro-Cuban Elements and Pedagogical Devices, Carlos Isaac Castilla Penaranda

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Investigation of Novel Thiol "Click" Reactions, Justin William Chan

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Predictors and Influences of Graduation Rates in Mississippi Public Schools, Donna Rebekah Holden Chiasson

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Impact of Preschool Education on Reading Achievement of Kindergarten Through Fifth Grade Students, Melissa Harvey Clark

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In Quest of Walter Smith: The Past, Present, and Future Impact of Visual Art in Adult Education, Meredith Amanda Cole

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Reactor R&D: Synthesis and Optimization of Metallic Nitride Fullerenes and the Introduction of Two New Classes of Endohedral Metallofullerenes, Metallic Nitride Azafullerenes and Oxo-metallic Fullerenes, Curtis Earl Coumbe

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Companionship Through Standard Question and Answer Routines, Ryan Saxon Davidson

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Answer Me That, Catherine Davis

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Gender, Mathematics, Reading Comprehension and Science Reasoning as Predictors of Science Achievement Among African-American Students at a Historical Black College or University, Consuella Artiemese Davis

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A Psychometric Evaluation of the Revised Optimism-Pessimism Scale of the MMPI-2, Ginger Burge DeBrule

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Posttraumatic Spiritual Growth: A Phenomenological Study of Cancer Survivors, Ryan Myles Denney

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Functional Characterization and Assembly Studies of Carboxysomes in Halothiobacillus neapolitanus, Zhicheng Dou

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African-American College Student Attitudes Toward Physics and Their Effect on Achievement, Carl Timothy Drake

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Conservation Genetics and Systematics of Several Turtles Species in the Southeastern United States, Joshua Robert Ennen

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A Longitudinal Examination of Outcomes Related to Emotional Abuse in Children, Lauren Seale Fryer

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Motivated by Money: Students With Academic Scholarships Versus Those Without and Their Emotional Intelligence, Elizabeth Marie Elbert Giroir

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An Investigation of the Persuasive Effects of Rhetorical Questions, Message Framing, and the ELM in Promoting Responsible Cell Phone Usage, Robert James Glenn III

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Integration of the BSCS 5E Instructional Method and Technology in an Anatomy and Physiology Lab, Tamilselvi Gopal

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Teaching Science in Light of World View: The Effect of Contextualized Instruction on the Scientific Compatibility of Religious College Students' World Views, Paula Rae Gossard

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Interpersonal Perception of Narcissism in an At-Risk Adolescent Sample: A Social Relations Analysis, Sarah June Grafeman

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Comparative Analysis of Representative Marimba Works by Nebojsa Jo Van Zivkovic, Jefferson Lavelle Grant III

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Journalism Students, Web 2.0 and the Digital Divide, Mary Elizabeth Green

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A Cross-Cultural Study of Intergenerational Communication in Workplace, Yan Guan

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Reverse Engineering of Gene Regulatory Networks for Discovery of Novel Interactions in Pathways Using Gene Expression Data, Tanwir Habib

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The 2008 United States Senate Elections: A Typology of Negative Themes on Candidate-Sponsored Websites, Erin Brining Hammond

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Mathematics Achievement of Regular Education Students by Placement in Inclusion and Non-Inclusion Classrooms and Their Principals' Perceptions of Inclusion, Loretta Rodgers Hartfield

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The Relation Among Sleep, Routines, and Behavior in Children With an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Jill Angelique Henderson

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"Blessed are the Dead Which Die in the Lord": The Influence of the American Tract Society on the Historical Evolution of American Literary Sentimentalism, Joel Bridges Henderson

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Interrelations Among Personality, Religious and Nonreligious Coping, and Mental Health, Jude Martin Henningsgaard

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An Assessment of the Impact of a Science Outreach Program, Science in Motion, on Student Achievement, Teacher Efficacy, and Teacher Perception, Phillip Allen Herring

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Remote Sensing of Harmful Algal Blooms in the Mississippi Sound and Mobile Bay: Modelling and Algorithm Formation, Dan Martin Holiday

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The Effects of Climate Variability on the Structure of the Phytoplankton Community in Tumaco Bay, Colombia, Ingrid Garcia-Hansen Honkala

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The Relationships of Learning Style Balance and Learning Dimensions to Self-Directed Learning Propensity Among Adult Learners, Sarah Tullos Hutto

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Metacognitive Awareness and Strategy Use in Academic English Reading among Adult English as a Second Language (ESL) Students, Yuko Iwai

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Entropy and Certainty in Lossless Data Compression, James Jay Jacobs

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An Assessment of Democratic Policing in the Turkish National Police: Police Officials' Attitudes Toward Recent Police Reforms, Akin Karatay

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A Comparative Analysis of Roman Palester's Concertino Pour Saxophone Alto Et Orchestre A Cordes, Brian Donald Kauth

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Investigation of the Relationship Between Polymer Structures and Thermal, Mechanical, Viscoelastic Properties, Ethem Kaya

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The Projectionist, Travis Keith Kurowski

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Classroom Management: Teacher Training, Attitudes and Beliefs, and Intervention Practices, Margaret Catherine Davis Ladner

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Student Perceptions of an Effective Learning Environment Across the Dimensions of Synchronous, Asynchronous, and Face-to-Face Instruction, Jarrett Landor-Ngemi

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The Relationship Between Calcium Intake, Obesity, and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors: The Jackson Heart Study, Marjuyua Lartey-Rowser

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Inferring Gene Regulatory Networks from Time Series Microarray Data, Peng Li

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Bridging Functional Genomics and Toxicogenomics Through DNA Microarrays in a Fish Model, Shuzhao Li

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Principal Efficacy: An Investigation of School Principals' Sense of Efficacy and Indicators of School Effectiveness, Charles Wayne Lovell

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Application of Molecular Modeling in the Noncovalent Dispersion of Carbon Nanomaterials, Praveen Kumar Madasu

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Experimental Population Dynamics of Amyloodiniumocellatum in the Spotted Seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus, and the Red Snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, Ignacio Masson

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Developmental Studies Courses and the Success of Non-Traditional Students at a Major Public University in the Southeast, Charlotte Tagert Matthews

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Relationships Among Elementary Teachers' Self-Perceptions of Musical Intelligence, Perceived Value of Instruction Through Music, and Classroom Instructional Practices, Peggy Jo Hubbard McCullough

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The Relationship Between Leadership Behaviors, Teacher Collaboration, and Student Achievement, Angela Nix McHenry

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Scarred Images: Using Appearance as a Motivator to Reduce Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Mary-Theresa McNabb

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Molecular Interactions Involved in the Biogenesis of Bacterial Microcompartments, Balaraj Balaram Menon

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The Effects of Dolphin Education Programs on Visitors' Conservation-related Knowledge, Attitude and Behavior, Lance Joseph Miller

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Design, Synthesis, and Film Formation of Fluorine Containing Colloidal Dispersions, Anuradha Misra

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Issaquah in January, Daniel Walter Morris

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Perceived Effectiveness of Hall Director Leadership Style on the Satisfaction of Resident Assistants in Mississippi, Rheo Joelyn Avorice Morris

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Petticoat Government: Poems and Essays, Tiffany Ann Noonan

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Random and Block Copolymers of Poly(dodecamethyleneterephthalamide), Theodore Frank Novitsky Jr.

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Matching Time of Day and Preference for Adolescent Achievement, Leisha Moree Parker

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Magnetic and Dielectric Properties of Sulfonated (S) Poly[(styrene)-(ethylene-co-butylene)-(styrene)] (SEBS) Block Copolymer/Magnetic Metal Oxide Nanocomposites Synthesized Via an In-situ Precipitation Method, Sateesh Kumar Peddini

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The Effects of Differential Negative Reinforcement of Task Engagement on Escape from Academic Tasks, Brett Vivian Mehrtens Prince

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The Effect of Holland's Person-Environment Fit on Trait Anger, Interpersonal Conflict at Work, and Workplace Aggression, Aimee Chantelle Pseekos

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The Effect of the Alabama Mathematics, Science, and Technology Initiative (AMSTI) on Middle School Students' Scores in Mathematics and Science, Toni Boyd Ramey

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A Performance Project with an Historical and Analytical Perspective on the Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra, Op. 31 by Peter Jona Korn, Brian Sanford Ransom

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An Investigation Into the Use of Geospatial Technologies as Part of Disaster Management Efforts Related to the Asian Tsunami of 2004, Robert William Redding Jr.

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Selecting Effective Mathematics Interventions in the RTI Process Via Brief Experimental Analyses, Carmen Daniela Reisener

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Influence of Functional Components on the Film Formation of Colloidal Dispersions, Kevin Lee Rhudy

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Drop Out or Persist? The Influence of Differentiated Instruction and Teacher Behavior on College Freshmen and GED Students, Vera Strickland Robertson

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Tuning Pig Liver Esterase Enantioselectivity for the Synthesis of Unnatural Serine and Tyrosine Analogues, Dale Anthony Rosado Jr.

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The Music of Jerry Sieg: A Descriptive Catalogue of His Piano Music and an Analysis of the Five Miniatures for Piano, Nuria Mariela Royas

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Factors Influencing Nurse Faculty's Job Satisfaction and Intent to Stay, Sally Pulver Ruel

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Oceanic-Atmospheric Modes of Variability and Their Effect on River Flow and Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus) Abundance in the Northcentral Gulf of Mexico, Guillermo Humberto Sanchez-Rubio

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Factors Influencing the Environmental Quality of the Bay of Saint Louis, Mississippi and Implications for Evolving Coastal Management Policies, Pradnya Ankush Sawant

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Preparation and Characterization of Thiol Based Polymeric Materials, Junghwan Shin

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The Naming of Strays, Erin Elizabeth Smith

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The Effects of Reading Apprenticeship on Junior College Students' Metacognitive Awareness and Comprehension of Academic Texts, Patti Rasberry Smith

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Block and Traditional School Schedules: Comparison of Student Achievement by MSAT Scores and High School Science Teachers' Views, Robert Decker Smith

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The Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs: The Graduates' Perspective, Shannon Saxby Smith

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China and the United States: A Balance of Power, William Jeffery Stephens

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Teacher Education Preparation Assessment System and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Accreditation, Deborah Lynn Vaughan Stoulig

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Investigation Into Select IsoquinolInes as a Putative Causal Agent of Ethanol Addiction in Mammals, Jacob Christopher Strawbridge

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Middle School Cultures and Student Achievement, Nichel Holland Swindler

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A Pilot Study of Organizational Performance, Performance Barriers and Faculty Engagement in the Nursing Education Unit, Yolanda Chapman Turner

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The Impact of Fast ForWord on MCT Scores and Student Achievement, Michael Harvey Van Winkle

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Effects of Spritual Well-Being, Religious Coping, and Hardiness on Parenting Behaviors in Low Socioeconomic Status Families, Jane Elizabeth Schenck Varner

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Study of Thermal Frontal Polymerization Utilizing Reactive and Non-Reactive Additives, Veronika Grace Viner

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The Alabama Advanced Placement Initiative: The Roles of the Principal, Teacher, and Student in Bridging the Racial and Socio-economic Gap in College Preparatory Curricula, Kimberly LaRaine Walker

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Room, Vallie Lynn Watson