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Dissertations from 2021

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Performer’s Guide to Three Miniatures for Tuba and Piano by Anthony Plog, Steven Dixon

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EXPLORING EMOTIONAL LABOR, EMOTIONAL DISSONANCE, AND JOB SATISFACTION AMONG AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENT AFFAIRS PROFESSIONALS AT PREDOMINATELY WHITE INSTITUTIONS, Vashae Dixon

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An Exploration of the Two-Generation Approach for Single Mother Degree or Certificate Attainment, Chiquila N. Dolison

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Gender and Cross-Cultural Invariance of Attitudes Toward Statistics Among Non-STEM Undergraduate Students, Mihili Edirisooriya

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The Application of Motivational Design to Office Hours Conducted within Fully Online Courses, Mark P. Ferguson

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The Impact of Mississippi’s K-3 Literacy Initiative Professional Development, Billie Fick

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This Was the World and I Was King: Land and Identity in Scottish Children's Literature of the Golden Age, Rodney Fierce

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The Constant Unfamiliar: A Collection of Stories, Rachael Fowler

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COVID-19 & University Stakeholders: A Faculty Perspective, Torie Fowler

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Atomic Oxygen Resistant Low Earth Orbit Stable Polymer Matrix Composites Employing Phenylphosphine Oxide Epoxy-Amines, Witold Fuchs

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AN ANALYTICAL GUIDE TO GONZALO VIDAL’S SUITE DE LA POSTGUERRA [POST-WAR SUITE], Jairo Garcia Valencia

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The Role of the MSAABCR Operon in Cell Wall Integrity and Programmed Cell Death During Biofilm Development, Bibek G C

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Professional Development and Special Education: A Comparison of Special Education and General Education Teachers' Experiences, Angela Gill

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Put the Pedal to the Metal: Exploring the Resources of the Modern Electric Vibraphone, Andrew Dean Gilstrap

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Efficient Denoising Of High Resolution Color Digital Images Utilizing Krylov Subspace Spectral Methods, Eva Lynn Greenman

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Discrete Moving Target Defense Application and Benchmarking in Software-Defined Networking, charan gudla

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Dicer Represses Antiviral Innate Immunity Pathways in Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells, Chandan Gurung

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRINCIPAL SUPPORT AND FIRST-YEAR TEACHER JOB SATISFACTION, Beau Hannah

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Boosting Degree Attainment: A Mixed Methods Examination of an Adult Degree Completion Initiative, Hannah Harrison

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Patterns of Habitat Use and Trophic Structure in Turtle Grass (Thalassia testudinum)-Dominated Systems Across the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Christian Hayes

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The Effect of Token Economies on Student Behavior in the Preschool Classroom: A Meta-Analysis, Lynda B. Hayes

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Modeling Hydrochemical and Vegetation Responses of High-elevation Forested Watersheds to Future Climate and Atmospheric Deposition Changes in the Southeastern U.S., Hailong Huang

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EMPLOYEES' EXPECTATIONS OF LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AND THEIR EFFECTS ON ANTICIPATED VOLUNTARY EMPLOYEE TURNOVER AND ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT, Candace Johnson

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The Relationship between School Principals’ Servant Leadership Attributes and Teacher Morale, George Larry Johnson

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Analysis of a Rough-Toothed Dolphin (Steno bredanensis) Introduction in a Human Care Setting, Lindsey Johnson

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Identification of Cultural Differences and Their Effects on International Relations: A Novel Approach, Stephen W. Jones

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Latent Variables Predicting Drug Use in Adolescents with High versus Low Protective Factors, Jessica Jorgenson

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Charm City, Karla Keffer

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Walking into a News Desert: How Arkansas College Newspapers are Coping with the Decline in Print Journalism, David Keith

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RE-FRAMING GENDER: AN ANALYSIS OF JOURNALISM’S SOCIAL MEDIA CHARACTERIZATION OF FEMALE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES DURING THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, Taylor Kiernan

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Homogenous Gold Catalysis: A Versatile Platform for the Synthesis and Modification of Aromatic Polymers, Eric King

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Offenbach’s Operetta as Performance Practice: A Pedagogical, Dramatic, and Stylistic Role Guide for Pâris in La belle Hélène, Peter Lake

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A HUNGARIAN EXOTIC INGREDIENT IN OPERETTA: THE CSÁRDÁS IN THREE SETTINGS, Michelle Lange

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Consistent Bedtime Routines are Linked to Better Sleep Outcomes: Why?, Kristy Larsen

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Changing Criminal Thinking: An Examination of Heterogeneity in Treatment Effects in a Sample of Justice-Involved Persons with Dual Diagnoses, Michael Lester

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Data-Driven Approaches to Complex Materials: Applications to Amorphous Solids, Dil Kumar Limbu

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International Events, Domestic Change, and the Development of China’s Grand Strategy, 1839-2019, Shao-Fan Lin

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Yellow River Piano Concerto: A Synthesis of Western and Chinese Characteristics, Jiahe Liu

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Assessing the Real-Time Lagrangian Predictability of the Operational Navy Coastal Ocean Model in the Gulf of Mexico, Lea Kristen Locke

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"Ain’t I A Woman?”: The Intersectional Representation Of Black Women Professional Leaders above the Concrete Ceiling In Scandal And How to Get Away with Murder, Jessica Love

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Higher Education Business and Technology Leaders’ Behaviors that Drive Outcome Alignment, Katherine Lynch-Holmes

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Reconciling Religious and Scientific Epistomologies: Leveraging Mutuality to Enhance Acceptance of Science and Respect for Religion, Mary Medlin

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SYNTHESIS OF MOLECULAR PROBES FOR THE DETECTION OF TOXIC ANALYTES, RASHID MIA

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A Component-Wise Approach to Smooth Extension Embedding Methods, Vivian Montiforte

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Physical Education Teachers' Instructional Adaptations to Teach Motor Skills to Children with Language Disorders, Kristen Morgan

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“We Seek A Stable Structure”: Détente, Human Rights, and National Security Policy, 1974–1981, John J. Mortimer Jr.

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Conflict Management Strategies Among Nurses in Hospitals, Rita Nassuna

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The Perceived Absence of African American Women in Leadership Positions in Public Four-Year Predominantly White Institutions of Higher Education in Mississippi, Tonya Neely

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Interleukin-17A Facilitates Chikungunya Virus Infection by Inhibiting IFN-α2 Expression, Biswas Neupane

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Migratory Movement, Fishery Exploitation, and Sperm Limitation of the Louisiana Blue Crab Spawning Stock, Helen Olmi-Graham

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PROTEAN CAREER ATTITUDE AND FEEDBACK AFTER THE EMPLOYEE PROMOTION PROCESS, Marcie Overstreet

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Elucidating the Role of the MSAABCR Operon in Persister Cells Formation and Stress Response in Staphylococcus aureus, Shanti Pandey

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A Performer’s Guide to Barbara York’s Four Paintings by Grant Wood, Allen Parrish

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Panel Data Analysis of Determinants of Gini Coefficient, Brandon Parsons

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Distribution, abundance, and population genetics of the alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) in Mississippi, Luke Pearson

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Examining the Effects of State Anger on Self-reported Psychopathic Trait Inventories, Olivia C. Preston

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An Exploration of Black Church Leaders' Intentions to Develop Critical Consciousness among African-American Students, Taheesha Quarells

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ANALYZING AND DETECTING ANDROID MALWARE AND DEEPFAKE, Md Shohel Rana

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The Power of Presentation: How Attire, Cosmetics, and Posture Impact the Source Credibility of the Female Expert Witness, Alexandra Repke

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Workplace Microaggressions Experienced by Sexual Minorities: Relationships to Workplace Attitudes, Mental Health, and the Role of Emotional Distress Tolerance, Dylan Richard

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Semantic Classification of Multidialectal Arabic Social Media, Tom Rishel

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IMPROVING THE MEASUREMENT OF ECONOMIC FREEDOM, Thomas Robert Scholz

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Test-Driving Interventions for Teachers: A Proactive Method for Improving Treatment Integrity, Stefanie Schrieber

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Vision Based Activity Recognition Using Machine Learning and Deep Learning Architecture, Sarbagya Shakya

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Rheological Properties of Recyclable Polymer Matrices for Advanced Composite Applications, Rahul Shankar

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Evaluating the Contributions of Recollection and Familiarity on Testing and Guessing Benefits in Recognition Memory, Kendal Smith

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Comparison of Manipulatives Effect on Academic Achievement in Preschool Math, Ashley Stewart

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Design and Modeling of Bioinspired Polyelectrolytes with Controlled Architectures for Gene Delivery Applications, Kelli Stockmal

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How Well Do You Know Your Reach?, Tyler Surber

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EMPATHY AS A MODERATOR OF PRESERVICE TEACHERS’ CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING SELF-EFFICACY AND OUTCOME EXPECTANCY BELIEFS, JUTA TAMMACHART

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Doping of Conjugated Polymers: Preparation, Characterization and Device Fabrication, Kan Tang

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Predicting Parent Attendance for Group-Delivered PCIT Workshops in Head Start Centers, Jennifer Tannehill

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Honor and Duty: The Collegiate Education of a Yeoman Farmer’s Son in Antebellum Mississippi, David Taylor

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The Formation of Proxy Force and External State Relationships: Prospect Theory and Proxy Force Decision Making, Brandon Temple

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A Man Who Does Not Exist, Kevin Thomason

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EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT AND THE ROLE OF TIME PERSPECTIVE, Donna Valestro

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Photopolymer Networks with Tunable Command Destruct Properties, William Walker

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Preventing Food Fights: A Meta-Analytic Review of Single Case-Design Research in the Cafeteria Setting, Mary Ware

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Psychological Distress During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Nursing Students: A Mixed Methods Study, Mayantoinette Watson

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The Understanding of Digital and Multimedia Evidence (DME) by Attorneys and Digital Forensic Examiners (DFE) within the United States Criminal Justice System, Joseph Levi White

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOCIAL ISOLATION, TELECOMMUTING INTENSITY LEVELS, AUTONOMY, AND JOB SATISFACTION DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, Kristy Williams

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The Religion Beat Gets Beat: The Rise and Fall of Stand-alone Religion Sections in Southern Newspapers, 1983-2015, Tara Yvette Wren

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Professional Counter-Strike: An Analysis of Media Objects, Esports Culture, and Gamer Representation, Steven Young

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"I Can't be Two Me's, You Know": The Impossibility of Mothering in Victorian Children's Literature, Charles Yow

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Semantics-Driven Large-Scale 3D Scene Retrieval, Juefei Yuan

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Ensemble Data Fitting For Bathymetric Models Informed by Nominal Data, Samantha Zambo

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Structural Origin Of Thermal, Mechanical Properties And Morphological Behaviors Of Semiconducting Polymers, Song Zhang

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Human 5’-tailed Mirtrons are Processed by RNaseP, Mohammad Farid Zia

Dissertations from 2020

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Predicting Political Development after United States Military Assistance: Evidence from Case Study Analysis, Susan Rae Alaniz

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Organizational Stressors as Predictors of Burnout, Kristen Albritton

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Microcelebrity Endorsement of Public Relations Campaigns for Nonprofit Organizations: A Study of Snapchat in Saudi Arabia, Sami Altuwayjiri

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Before the Snakes Came, Garrett Ashley

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Mississippi Teachers' Perception of Performance Evaluation Feedback and Its Influence on Teaching Practices and Student Outcomes, Joanna Barnes

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An Analysis and Stylistic Comparison of Five Works for Unaccompanied Tuba by John Stevens, Tracy Bedgood

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Impulsivity as a Trait Predictor in Baccalaureate Nursing Students, Jennifer Bertucci

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International Trade in Health Services: Assessing the Patterns of Trade in Global Healthcare Delivery, Tawnya Bosko

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Core Subject Integration in the K-6 Music Classroom, Rose Bowe

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The Principal and Teacher Evaluation: A Study of Influencing Pressures, Andy Brock

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Public Relations Education in Mississippi Today: Perceptions and Realities, Gail Brown

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The Ecology and Evolutionary History of Two Musk Turtles in the Southeastern United States, Grover Brown