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Dissertations from 2020

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Teacher Training, Beliefs, and Use of a Constructivist Learning Environment Supported by Instructional Technology, Rachel Mercer

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A Dynamic F5 Algorithm, Candice Mitchell

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Empirical Studies of Deep Learning on Information Diffusion on Social Networks and Collective Task Learning for Swarm Robotics, Trung T. Nguyen

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Political Public Relations Agenda-Building: A Content Analysis of the US 2016 Presidential Campaign Speeches, Tweets and News Stories, Emmanuel Nwachukwu

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Cost-Effective GNSS Hardware for High-Accuracy Surveys and Its Prospects for Post-Processed Kinematic (PPK) and Precise Point Positioning (PPP) Strategies, Johnson Olusegun Oguntuase

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A Management Strategy Evaluation of the Impacts of Interspecific Competition and Recreational Fishery Dynamics on Vermilion Snapper (Rhomboplites aurorubens) in the Gulf of Mexico, Megumi C. Oshima

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Effect of Selfsame Microparticles on Epoxide Amine Network Formation and Matrix Mechanics, Travis Palmer

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Editing the Double Bass Concerto of Antonio Scontrino, Roberto Pineda

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The Haitian Diaspora as Human Capital and Agents of Change: Perceptions and Attitudes of the Haitian Diaspora as an International Development Actor, Alain Pompilus

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Variable Compact Multi-Point Upscaling Schemes for Anisotropic Diffusion Problems in Three-Dimensions, James Quinlan

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Childbirth and Control Behind Bars: A Descriptive Qualitative Analysis of the Maternal Perception of Control in Women Who Have Given Birth While Incarcerated, Lorin Raines

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Woman on Canvas, Jessica Ramer

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An Examination of the Relationship Between Sports Participation and Financial Accessibility for First-Generation African-American Students at Selected Mississippi Colleges and Universities, Theresa Rash

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Impact of Transformational Leadership Behaviors of Administrators as Predictors of High Performing and Low Performing Schools in Mississippi, Audra Rester

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Agoreography, Jonathan Riccio

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Brief Intervention with Holland’s Theory and Vocational Calling: Three Conditions with Pre-Existing Calling status as a Covariate, Nathan Ross

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An Atomistic Study of the Effects on Mechanical Properties and Bonding Interactions of Carbon Nanofillers in Nylon 6 Nanocomposites, Michael Roth

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The Construction of Childhood in Late Eighteenth-Century and Early Nineteenth-Century American Fairy Tale Chapbooks, Jennifer Roy

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Experiences of Implementing Developmental Education Redesign in Mississippi Community Colleges: An Administrators’ and Faculty’s Perspective, James Rush

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A Focus Group Study Of Adult American Males On Hemodialysis as Captured Through Photovoice, Donna Sanders

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Chemoenzymatic Study of CoA-Linked RNA in Bacteria, Krishna Sapkota

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The Mediating Effects of Drinking Refusal Self-Efficacy on the Associations between Alcohol Protective Behavioral Strategies and Alcohol Use Outcomes, Kray Scully

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Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria, Antibiotic Resistance Genes and Potential Drivers in the Aquatic Environments, Shuo Shen

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An Econometric Analysis of Bilateral Import Demand in South Africa, Christopher Smith

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Merging Two Scales: A Comprehensive Measure of Physical Appearance-Related Social Anxieties, Kimberly Smith

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A Performance Guide to Keith Gates's Song Cycle, The Barren One, Analynn Sober

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The Disappearance of Fat Youth in YA Literature, Mary Stephens

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A 3D Image-Guided System to Improve Myocardial Revascularization Decision-Making for Patients with Coronary Artery Disease, Haipeng Tang

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GED Participants’ Beliefs and Experiences of Play as a Multi-Domain Approach to Increasing Adults’ Success in the State of Mississippi, Latisha Taylor

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Natural Disasters and Attachment Quality: The Mediating Roles of Self-Compassion and Positive Mental Health, Alexandra Teller

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Technology Effectiveness in Teaching Statistics: Best-Evidence Meta-Analysis, Zita Tiamuh

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Globalization, Immigration, and Cultural Change: Conditions that Predict Shifts in Nationalistic Attitudes, Kelly Trail

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Establishing Design Guidelines for Conjugated Polymer-Based Sensing Technologies for Environmental Monitoring, Joshua Tropp

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Analysis of a Research-Based Show Choir Competition Adjudication Rubric: Reliability and User Perceptions, LaDona Tyson

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The Economics of Ale and John Skelton’s Early Modern Literary Reputation, Gregory J. Underwood

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Regional Differences in Wild North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis) Behavior and Communication, Sarah Walkley

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Synthesis of Alpha-Methylselenocysteine, Its Relevant Analogues, and an Unnatural Glutathione Disulfide Core, Robert J. Wehrle

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Dual-Cure Benzoxazine Networks for Additive Manufacturing, Jeremy Weigand

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The Relationship Between the Perceived Value of Professional Development, Job Satisfaction, and Intent to Leave, Wendy Marie Wells

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Evaluating the Effects of Behavior Bingo on Students' Academically Engaged Behaviors, Kristi White

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Social and Individual-Level Identities and College Male Alcohol Use Behaviors: Examining the Utility of Protective Behavioral Strategies, Robert Bearden Whitley

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Geochemical Tracers of Arctic Ocean Processes: A Study of Gallium, Barium, and Vanadium, Laura M. Whitmore

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Transgender College Students in the English Composition Classroom in the Rocky Mountains, Tracey Williams

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Comparison of Retention Rates between Traditional On-ground and Online Biology Laboratory Courses in the Community College Setting, Megan Davis Winborne

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Linking Police Attitude to Behavior in Interactions with Mentally Ill Consumers, Raymond Wooten

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Huisgen 1,3-Dipolar Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition “Click” Reaction in Polymer Synthesis and Curing, Jie Wu

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Reconstructing Single-Cell 3D Genome Structures Based on Lennard-Jones Potential, Mengsheng Zha

Dissertations from 2019

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The Antimicrobial Activity and Cellular Targets of Plant Derived Aldehydes and Degradable Pro-Antimicrobial Networks in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa, Yetunde Adewunmi

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Developing a Computational Framework for a Construction Scheduling Decision Support Web Based Expert System, Feroz Ahmed

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The Alternative Voice: A Content Analysis of Twitter News Accounts in Kuwait, Yousef Aldaihani

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Social Media, Journalism and Crisis: Twitter Representation of #SyrianRefugees in Western News Media, Ahmad Khaled AlShallal

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Soft Skills in Mississippi Community Colleges' Online Career and Technical Programs, Joanna Sue Alston

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A Study of Beluga (Delphinapterus leucas) Vocal Ontogeny, Audra Elizabeth Ames

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The Impact of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Read 180 Next Generation Program on Middle School Students with Disabilities, Katherine Arnold

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Winning Public Hearts and Minds: Security and Development Aid in the 21st Century, Mohammad Ashraf

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The Relationship Between Painful/Provocative Training Experiences and Capability for Suicide Among Medical Students, Brittney L. Assavedo

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Narcan Can Save your Loved One: Designing Messages for the Opioid Crisis Using the Extended Parallel Process Model, Braden Bagley

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Eating Meat, Renee M. Bailey

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Dependability of Two Group Observation Methods Across Rater and Time, Kayla E. Bates-Brantley

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Scalable Time-Stepping for Navier-Stokes Through High-Frequency Analysis of Block Arnoldi Iteration, Brianna Bingham

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The Histoplasma Capsulatum DDR48 Gene is Required for Survival Within Macrophages and Resistance to Oxidative Stress and Antifungal Drugs, Logan Blancett

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Classroom Response Systems: Does Instantaneous Feedback Affect Students' Knowledge and Self-Efficacy in a Secondary Science Course, Shani Bourn

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Effectiveness of Technology in an English Grammar and Punctuation Course, Deborah Brandon

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Probably Nothing to Worry About, Jennifer Bravo

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Bio-Inspired Polymers as Models for Determination of Non-Covalent Structure/Binding Interactions with Amyloid β Peptides, Gliadin, and Bovine γ-Crystallin, Ashleigh Bristol

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Differential Mating Motives' Influence on Preferences for Facially Communicated Extraversion, Mitch Brown

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A Mixed Method Study: Assessing Critical Thinking, Metacognition, and Motivation in a Flipped Classroom Instructional Model, Phyllis Brown

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Johann Strauss II's Die Fledermaus: Historical Background and Conductor's Guide, Jennifer Bruton

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The Impact of Positive Behavior Interventions and Support, Counseling, and Mentoring on the Behavior and Achievement of African American Males, Elesha Jean Buckley

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A Mixed Methods Approach to Study the Effects of a Naturalist Summer Program on the Perceptions of African American Children about Nature, Kendrick Buford

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Mathematical Literacy and Video Games, Craig Carrigee

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Weeding Through College Drinking: The Moderating Role of Marijuana Use on Alcohol Use, Protective Behavioral Strategies, and Negative Consequences, Mallorie Carroll

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Resilience and Coping in Mothers of Children with Sickle Cell Disease, Holly Carter

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Student Loan Default Prevention and Management Practices at Mississippi Community & Junior Colleges, LaShanda Chamberlain

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Supervisor-Subordinate Conflict Negotiation: Examining the Core Concerns in Light of Communication Accommodation and Gender Roles, Piyawan Charoensap-Kelly

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Person-Level Sources of Continued Influence Effect: The Roles of Attention Control, Intolerance of Ambiguity and Conservatism, Jinhao Chi

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The Effect of Precursor Design and Processing on the Semi-Crystalline Morphologies of Polyacrylonitrile-Based Carbon Fiber, Katelyn Cordell

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Bioinspired Glycopolymers: Models to Investigate the Effect of Saccharide Structure and Concentration on Amyloid Beta Aggregation, Pradipta Kumar Das

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An Army Worth Fighting For: The U.S. Army’s Battle for Relevance in National Security from 1946 to 1964, Michael Doidge

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Enhancement of Krylov Subspace Spectral Methods Through the Use of the Residual, Haley Dozier

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In Spare Company, John Duncan

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Technology, Resources, Institutional Filters and State Capacity: Variations in Latin America, Ted D. Ellis

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Queen of a Rain Country, Chad Foret

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Exploring a University System Through Organizational Communication Routines Involving Risk, Sean Fourney

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Faculty Interactions with Black Male Students at HBCUS and Community Colleges as Predictors of Academic Achievement in STEM, Antoine Gates

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Beyond Postsouthern: The Return of the Rural in Twenty-First Century Southern Literature, Jeremy Ryan Gibbs

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Secretary Bird, Jefferson Glassie

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Pentimento, Jessica Guzman

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Validation of the ASK-ASD in a Sample of Parents, Teachers, and Medical Students, Laura K. Hansen

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Dinner Before Marriage, Stephanie Harris

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Manipulation of Noncovalent Interactions for the Synthesis and Use of Natural Product Synthons, Alison P. Hart

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Social-Emotional Difference Given Disability, Grade, and School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Edith A. Hayles

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Evaluation of a Role-Playing Game to Improve Social Skills for Individuals with ASD, Kate A. Helbig

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Selected Performance Indicators of University-Model Schools, David Herndon

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Screening the Managerial Applicant: A Descriptive Phenomenological Study of Résumé Review and Evaluation, Gregory E. Higgins

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Establishing the Role of the Mississippi-Alabama Barrier Islands in Mississippi Sound and Bight Circulation Using Observational Data Analysis and a Coastal Model, Laura Hode

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Adsorption of Polyisobutylene-Based Dispersants onto Carbon Black, Travis Paul Holbrook

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The Changing News Paradigm of South Mississippi’s Sun Herald as Seen Through the Eyes of its Journalists: 1968-2018, Judy Day Isbell

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Effect of Cure Protocol on Network Formation and Properties of Epoxy-Diamine Thermosets, Andrew Janisse

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Selected Wind Band Works of Jennifer Higdon: A Conductor's Analysis, Mark P. Johnson