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Dissertations from 2018

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Predicted Deepwater Bathymetry From Satellite Altimetry: Non-Fourier Transform Alternatives, Maxsimo Salazar

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K-12 Teachers' Beliefs on the Impact of Corporal Punishment on Students' Academic Performance, Robert Sanders

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Knowledge, Technical Skills, and Employability Skills Required of Accounting Graduates: Perceptions of Certified Public Accountants in Mississippi, Lisa Sandifer

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The Effects of Organizational Commitment and Harmonious Passion on Voluntary Turnover Among Social Workers: A Mixed Methods Study, Ashley Scales

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Factors for Influencing Intervention for Dyslexia, Michele Schraeder

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African American Women: The Role of Education, Spirituality, and Resilience in their Transition from Poverty, Donna Scott

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Photoelectrochemical Studies on Non-Noble Metal Based Catalysts towards Tandem Solar Water Splitting, Arun Siddarth Sridhar

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Rearticulation, Anastasia R. Stelse

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Media Framing of Moldova’s Democracy Between 1991 and 2014, Ecaterina Stepaniuc

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Security is Local: An Analysis of the Use of Community-Based Security Forces During Counterinsurgency Operations, Alexander Stephenson

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Rapid Generation of Jacobi Matrices for Measures Modified by Rational Factors, Amber Sumner

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The Influence of Conservation Tillage and Conventional Tillage on Soil Bacterial Diversity in Southern Illinois, Nasser Syed

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Mitigating Risk: A Delphi Study Identifying Competencies in Sport and Event Security Management, Elizabeth Voorhees

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Tribal governance in the United States: Adaptation and Change, Michelle Watts

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Using Digital Performance Feedback to Increase Teacher Integrity of a Repeated Reading Intervention, Heather M. Whipple

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The Moderating Effect of Prior Principal Athletic Coaching Experience on the Relationship Between Transformational Leadership and Teacher Organizational Citizenship Behavior in Secondary Schools in Mississippi, Jeff White

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The Baritone to Tenor Transition, John White

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The Uses and Gratifications of Streaming Live Linear Sports Networks Online, Benjamin Whittle

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Diffusion, Adoption, and Network Constraint: Can Understanding Personal Networks of Afghan Women Improve the Adoption 0f Agricultural Innovations, Clair Wilcox

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Systems of Quantity Judgment in Various Species: A Meta-Analysis, Tiffany A. Woodard Baker

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The Role of Career Optimism and Perceived Barriers in College Students’ Academic Persistence: A Social Cognitive Career Theory Approach, Ben H. Wu

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Barriers and Enablers to Native American Persistence in Higher Education Programs: Narratives from Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Bianca J. York-Crockett

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Characteristics and Motivations of Mississippi Community College Donors, Fred Young

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The Influence of the Educational Environment on College Student Activity Behaviors, Helen M. Ziegler

Dissertations from 2017

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Barack Obama’s Rhetoric of Hope for Racial Reconciliation: An Examination of American Mainstream Media’s Framing of That Message, Zainul Abedin

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Elucidating the Role of Interleukin-17A in West Nile Virus Infection, Dhiraj Acharya

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Development, Evaluation, and Application of a Novel Error Correction Method for Next Generation Sequencing Data, Isaac Akogwu

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Ecological and Oceanographic Influences on Leatherback Turtle Behavior and Scyphozoan Jellyfish Distributions in the Gulf of Mexico, Katrina Aleksa

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Population Structure, Connectivity, and Phylogeography of Two Balistidae with High Potential for Larval Dispersal: Balistes capriscus and Balistes vetula, Luca Antoni

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An Exploratory Study of the Utilization of Evidence-Based Pharmacological Treatment on Heart Failure Patients in Mississippi and Its Impact on Readmission, Keri A. Barron

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Health Literacy, Social Support, and Self-Care Behaviors as Predictive Factors in the Use of the Emergency Department for Chronic Care Management in Patients with HTN And/Or Diabetes Mellitus Ages 30-64, LaWanda W. Baskin

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Electrogenerated Chemiluminescent Studies of 9,10-Diphenylanthracene, Rubrene, Tris(2,2'-Bipyridine)Ruthenium(Ii) Species, and Their Derivatives For Sensitive Detection of Biomolecules, Pradip Bastola

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Evaluating the Effects of "On-Task in a Box" as a Class-wide Intervention for Increasing On-Task Behavior and Academic Performance, Allison Ashley Battaglia

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Institution-Specific Music and Sense of Belonging of Undergraduate College Students, Jousha Berthelot

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Administrators’ Beliefs of the Organizational Effectiveness of the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools, Anthony Shane Blanton

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Escorting of Mother-Calf Pairs of Humpback Whales (Megaptera Novaeangliae) in the Colombian Pacific during the Breeding Season, Natalia Botero Acosta

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3D Printing Concrete Structures and Verifying Integrity of their G-Code Instructions: Border Wall a Case Study, Jason Breland

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Signature Whistle Production during a Bottlenose Dolphin Group Integration, Megan S. Broadway

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Study of Rickettsia parkeri Colonization and Proliferation in the Tick Host Amblyomma maculatum (Acari: Ixodidae), Khemraj Budachetri

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The Relationship Between the Human and Social Capital Characteristics of Nascent Entrepreneurs and Expected Job Growth in the United States, William Dwight Burge

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Electrophilic Cleavage and Functionalization of Polyisobutylenes Bearing Unsaturations in the Backbone and Synthesis of Polymers for this Process, Christopher Campbell

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A Study of the Effects of Methylene Blue, Scopolamine, and Stress on Learning and Memory in the Zebrafish, Erika Marie Caramillo

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Effects of a Tiered Intervention Package to Increase Teacher Behavior Specific Praise, Hannah Jeanne Cavell

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The Role of Personality Using the Millon College Counseling Inventory in Explaining a Variety of Career Decision-Making Variables, Carly Chadick

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Validation of the Young Adult Relational Aggression Scale, Caitlin M. Clark

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Anxiety-Like Behaviors and c-Fos Expression in Adult Zebrafish: Effects of Housing Conditions, Alcohol and Caffeine, Adam Douglas Collier

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A Case Study in the Application of Model-Based Systems Engineering to Laboratory Research Science, Brad Crochet

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Influence of Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes on Corrosion Performance and Water Hydrogen Bonding of Epoxy-Amine Thin Films, Greg William Curtzwiler

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The Good Behavior Game: Effects On and Maintenance of Behavior in Middle-School Classrooms Using Class Dojo, Komila Dadakhodjaeva

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Re-editing Isaia Billè’s 24 Studi-Capricci Per Contrabbasso a 4 Corde to Modern Notation for Double Bass, Samuel Dahmer

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Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations Using Polynomial Particular Solutions, Thir R. Dangal

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Development of Innate Immunity During In Vitro Differentiation of Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells, William D'Angelo

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The Impact of Commercial Banking Development on Economic Growth: A Principal Component Analysis of Association Between Banking Industry and Economic Growth in Europe, Hugh L. Davis III

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The Influence of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Mississippi Public Schools to Improve Adolescent African American Males' Literacy Achievement, Shawnese Davis

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Hypermasculine, Antifeminine: The Role of Masculine Identity in Relational Aggression Among Gay Men, Daniel Locke Deason

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Relationship Between Health Literacy and Self-Directed Learning Readiness of Older Adults, Robin Justice Dennis

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Advancing Structure-Property Relationships in Functional Materials Via Thiol-ene Photopolymerization, Brian Richard Donovan

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The Body Mends Itself, Hannah Elizabeth Dow

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An Ecological Examination of Johnson Bayou (Pass Christian, MS) With a Reproductive Histological Analysis of Rangia cuneata, and a Comparative Morphological Study of the Foot and Shell of Rangia cuneata and Polymesoda caroliniana, Brandon Drescher

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Short-Term Memory Capacity and Recall of Students with and without Intellectual Giftedness: An Empirical Inquiry, Angela Foil Ellison

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Applying Affective Engagement to Change Organizational Culture: A Secondary Analysis of Sexual Assault Prevention and Reporting Curriculum Outcomes on U.S. Air Force Technical Training Campuses, Stephen Bryce Ellis

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A Legion of Legacy: Tyrolean Militarism, Catholicism, and the Heimwehr Movement, Jason Engle

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Child Characteristics and Parent Factors in Children with ASD and/or ADHD: Disruptive Behaviors, Internalizing Symptoms, Parental Distress, and Parenting Practices, Elizabeth Clara Fair

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Taxonomy and Systematics of Plagioporus (Trematoda), With Descriptions of 10 New Species From Freshwater Fishes Of The Nearctic, Thomas John Fayton

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An Examination of Subtypes of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Utilizing Latent Profile and Taxometric Analyses, Joseph Finn

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Effects of Trophic Relationships on Oyster Reef Restoration Success in the Mississippi Sound, Virginia Robin Fleer

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Evaluation of a Positive Version of the Good Behavior Game Utilizing ClassDojo Technology in Secondary Classrooms, William Blake Ford

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Strategic Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Divergent Paths of Uganda and Tanzania, Kevin Frank

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Psychological Conditions of Engagement Among Community College Maintenance Employees: A Cross-Sectional Study, Tammy T. Franks

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Preparation of Benzoxazine Monomers and Prepolymers from Continuous Reactor: Effects of Molecular Architecture on Properties, Andrew S. Frazee

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The Effects of Tax Increment Financing On Assessed Land Values, Burdette Edward Fullerton II

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An Evaluation of Behavioral Skills Training On the Implementation of Peer-Mediated Discrete Trial Training, Christopher M. Furlow

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The Efficacy of a Goal-Based Study Skills Course for Academically At-Risk, First-Generation, African American, Female Students, Sarah Beth Garrison

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More Than Mere Synonyms: Examining The Differences Between Criminogenic Thinking And Criminogenic Attitudes, David W. Gavel

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Disorder in Cysteine-Rich Granulin-3 and Its Implication in Alzheimer Disease, Gaurav Ghag

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An Analysis of ED Nurse Opinion of Their ED Nurse Manager Leadership Characteristics and Outcomes, Charlotte Ann Gore

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Barrier Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites with Graphene Oxide and Its Derivatives: Mechanism and Applications in Anticorrosive Coatings, Yidan Guan

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Design and Synthesis of Polymer Brush Surfaces with Complex Molecular Architectures and Morphologies, Wei Guo

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"An Alphabet of Soldiers”: Jake Heggie’s Farewell, Auschwitz, Lori Jo Guy

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Pragmatic Understanding of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) Use of a Two-Way Communication System, Pepper Reid Hanna

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An Exploration of College Students’ Cooking Behavior and Factors That Influence That Behavior Using Social Cognitive Theory, Nichelle G. Harris

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Defining Deliberate Practice in Supervised Dietetics Education, Kevin D. Haubrick

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Identity Crisis: Understanding How American Males’ Self-Perception and Experiences Impact Their Educational Attainment, Jo Yarketta Hawkins-Jones

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Teachers Appraisal of Their Relationship with Instructional Coaches and Interpretation of the Instructional Coaches Role, Sandra Lawson Higgins

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A Qualitative Study of the Curricula For the Doctor of Education (EdD) Degree In Higher Education Programs, Rebecca C. Holland

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Beacon Light and Other Stories, Joseph Arnold Holt

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Is Human Capital Development the Missing Element of the Aerotropolis Model?, John Roosevelt Hubbard

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Educating Students with Visual Impairments in the General Education Setting, Kerri Janae Johnson-Jones

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Local Workforce Development Boards: Alignment with Operational Indicators and Behavioral Characteristics, Sharon Humphreys Johnson

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The Influence of Administrators on Literacy Instruction Through the Promotion and Selection of Professional Development, Lucy K. Johnston-Josey

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Cellulose Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites By In-Situ Ring-Opening Polymerization, Shahab Kashani Rahimi

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Effect of Chain Rigidity on Network Architecture and Deformation Behavior of Glassy Polymer Networks, Kyler Reser Knowles

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Solvent Effects of Model Polymeric Corrosion Control Coatings on Water Transport and Corrosion Rate, Christina Konecki

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Synthesis and Catalytic Evaluation of Novel C-alpha-methyl-beta-proline Analogues, and Concise Synthetic Approach to NH-Fmoc-S-Trityl-C-alpha-Methyl Cysteine, Hari Kiran Kotapati

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Maintenance and Generalization of Preschool Teachers' Use of Behavior Specific Praise Following In Situ Training, Zachary Charles LaBrot 7947921

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Classroom Organizational Structure in Fifth Grade Math Classrooms and the Effect on Standardized Test Scores, Dallas Marie Lane

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Efficacy of Cognitive Enrichment for Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus): Evaluation of Planning Abilities Through the Use of a Novel Problem Solving Task, Lisa Kay Lauderdale

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The Idiosyncratic Language of Brazilian Music: Strategies for Performing Villa-Lobos Choros No. 10, Dennis Paz Leoni

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Introduction to Chemistry, Sara Ann Lewis

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Evaluating Relevance and Reliability of Twitter Data for Risk Communication, Xiaohui Liu