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Dissertations from 2008

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Instrumental Tango Idioms in the Symphonic Works and Orchestral Arrangements of Astor Piazzolla. Performance and Notational Problems: A Conductor's Perspective, Alejandro Marcelo Drago

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Knowledge of Pain Management in Older Adults as a Content Area for Continuing Professional Education for Licensed Nurses, Wanda Cleveland Dubuisson

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First-First Year Academically Underprepared Students' Judgments of Their Perceived Academic Advising Needs and Preferences and Their Level of Satisfaction and Intention to Persist at The University of Southern Mississippi, Jennifer Lorean Ducksworth

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We Become Delicate Boats: Poems and Essays, Deja Anne Earley

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A Comparison of Two Distinctive Jazz Trombone Artists, David Steinmeyer and Curtis Fuller, Eddie Lee Elsey Jr.

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Perceived Attitude Towards Feedback in Athletic Training Clinical Education, Jessica Lynn Emlich

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Differences in Learning Motivations of Professionals and Nonprofessionals Participating in Two South Mississippi Institutes for Learning in Retirement, Constance Marie Farmer

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The Role of Racial Attitudes and Identity in Black Client-White Counselor Dyads, Tara Michelle Ferguson

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Review of the Genus Polycheria Haswell, A Symbiotic Group of Amphipods (Crustacea: Dexaminidae) with Descriptions of New Species from Florida, the Caribbean Sea, and the Indo-Pacific Region, John Milton Foster

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Effectiveness of Before and After-School Tutoring Programs as Measured by the Mississippi Curriculum Test, Patricia Marie Goyette

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Perceptions and Knowledge of Special Education Law among Building Administrators in a Selected Georgia School District, Patricia Claire Grasso

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Reverse Recruitment: Activation of Yeast Genes at the Nuclear Periphery, Terry Marvin Haley

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Effects of Nonfiction Guided Interactive Read-Alouds and Think-Alouds on Fourth Grader's Depth of Content Area Science Vocabulary Knowledge and Comprehension, Tania Tamara Henderson Hanna

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Online Delivery at Traditional Institutions: Faculty Concerns and Knowledge about Intellectual Property Rights, La Toya Monique Hart

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The Use of Personality Assessments in Designing Environmental Enrichment for Garnett's Bushbabies (Otolemur garnettii), Lauren Elizabeth Highfill

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Induction and Peer Coaching Programs in a Middle School Setting, Shanti LaDawn Howard

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Investigation of the Interactions of Cationic Polyelectrolytes with Anionic Surfactants: Effects of Polymer, Surfactant and Solution Properties, Lisa Renee Huisinga

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Factors Related to Nonacademic Adjustment of Freshmen Students, Nykela Horne Jackson

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A Comparative Analysis of Poetic Structure as the Primary Determinant of Musical Form in Selected A Cappella Choral Works of Gerald Finzi and Benjamin Britten, Andrew Malcolm Jensen

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The Influence of Career-Technical Student Organizations on Non-Traditional and Traditional Community College Students, Suzanne Lee Johnson

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Are the Math Scores of Students Who are Taught Mathematics Utilizing the Methods Endorsed by the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative Affected?, Brenda Elise Jolly

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The Rhetorical Strategies of Pregnancy Support Centers Including the Visual Rhetoric of Fetal Ultrasound Technology, Raymond Kyle Jones

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Treatment of a Wife's Body in the Fiction of Indian Sub-continental Muslim Women Writers, Hafiza Nilofar Khan

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Four Twentieth-Century Mass Ordinary Settings Surveyed Using the Dictates of the Motu Proprio of 1903 as a Stylistic Guide, Jonathan Candler Kilgore

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The Perceptions of the Effectiveness of the Phoenix Alternative Program, Jason Dethor Laffitte

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Photopolymerization and Characterization of Thiol-enes and Thiourethanes, Qin Li

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Gene Expression Profiles as Molecular Indicators of Dissolved Oxygen Stress in Grass Shrimp Palaemonetes pugio Holthuis 1949, Tiandao Li

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Coincidence Theory: Seeking a Perceptual Preference for Just Intonation, Equal Temperament, and Pythagorean Intonation in Excerpts for Wind Instruments, Derle Ray Long

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Evaluating Vascular Plant Composition and Species Richness on Horn Island, Mississippi, Using Passive and Active Remote Sensing in Conjunction with Ground Based Measurements, Kelly Lynn Lucas

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Yellow Head Virus: Transmission and Genome Analyses, Hongwei Ma

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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