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Dissertations from 2016

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The Relationship of the Type of Academic Advising and Parental Types on the Transition of Freshmen Students to College, Elizabeth Ruth Gordon

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Cub Reporters: American Children's Literature and Journalism in the Golden Age, Paige Marie Gray

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Nanostructured Morphologies in Glassy Polymer Networks, Brian Greenhoe

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Social Media As A Tool To Effectively Communicate With Stakeholders: School Administrators and Superintendents' Perceptions, Steven Coleman Hampton

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Teachers’ Perceptions of the Mississippi Statewide Teacher Appraisal Rubric (M-STAR) Evaluation, Steven Douglas Hampton

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Family Communication Motivating Athletics Over Generations: A Mixed Method Expansion of Self-Determination Theory, Elizabeth Hanson Smith

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Design and Synthesis of Dynamic Covalent Polymer Scaffolds with Controlled Architectures, Emily Annette Hoff

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Material Matters, Thomas George Holmes

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The Impact of Varieties of Shame on Disordered Eating: Exploring the Influence of Emotion Regulation and Self-Compassion, Tiffany Ann Hopkins

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An Annotated Bibliography and Performance Commentary of the Works for Concert Band and Wind Orchestra by Composers Awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Music 1993-2015, and a List of Their Works for Chamber Wind Ensemble, Stephen Andrew Hunter

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Analysis of the Intricacies of Substrate Recognition of High Mobility Group Proteins and Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases Using Non-Cognate Substrates, Douglas Van Iverson II

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A Discussion of Shiguang Cui’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Focusing on a Stylistic Analysis and Traditional Chinese Musical Elements, Yuting Ji

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The Influence of Informant and Measurement on the Relations Among Adolescent Narcissism, Prosocial Behavior, and Emotional and Social Intelligence, Rebecca Lynn Kauten

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Student Perspectives on the Music-Learning Culture in a Competitive High School Music Program in the United States, Jeremy Scott Kellett

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Our Voice, Our Choice: Race, Politics and Community Building on the Pages of Five Historically Black College and University Newspapers From 1930 to 1959, Sheryl Monique Kennedy Haydel

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Hybrid Chebyshev Polynomial Scheme for the Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations, Balaram Khatri Ghimire

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Administrators', Counselors', and Teachers' Opinions Regarding the Impact of Freshman Academies, Schools-Within-Schools, and Ninth Grade Schools as It Relates to Effective Transitioning, Robyn Suzanne Killebrew

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Access Versus Success: An Examination of the Effectiveness of the Summer Developmental Program in Mississippi Higher Education, Amanda Susanne King

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Analysis of Professors’ Perceptions Towards Institutional Redevelopment of Brownfield Sites in Alabama, Berkley Nathaniel King Jr.

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Predictive Effects of Parenting Styles, Self-Regulation, and Resistance to Peer Influence on Drinking Behaviors in College Freshmen: A Social Learning Perspective, Saarah Danielle Kison

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Surface and Interfacial Design and Control of High Performing Thermoplastics: Polysulfones and Beyond, Katrina Marie Knauer

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Investigating the Functional Role of Tick Antioxidants in Hematophagy and Vector Competence, Deepak Kumar

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The Effect of Auditory Stimulation on Sleep Disruption in West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris), Natalija Lace

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Ecology and Genetics of Lungless Salamanders (Family Plethodontidae) in the Gulf Coastal Plain, Jennifer Yasmin Lamb

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Fast Method of Particular Solutions for Solving Partial Differential Equations, Anup Raja Lamichhane

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Perceptions of Segregation, Desegregation, and Integration from Burglund High School Students in McComb, Mississippi, Cynthia Loren Lamkin

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Teacher Perception of School Safety Between Mississippi Secondary Schools with School Resource Officers and School Safety Officers, David Audet dit Lapointe

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Energy Management Mechanisms Employed at the Human-Material Interface of Traditional and Minimalist Shod Running, Nadine M. Lippa

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A Comparison of the Attitudes of Administrators and Teachers on Cell Phone Use as an Educational Tool, Karen Smith Lockhart

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Implementing a positive variation of the good behavior game with the use of a computer-based program, Shauna Lynne

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The Milkweed Pods of St. Lazarus Parish, Max Frances Macpherson

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Moving Words/Motion Pictures: Proto-Cinematic Narrative In Nineteenth-Century British Fiction, Kara Marie Manning

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Habitat Use by Bottlenose Dolphins, Tursiops truncatus, in Roanoke Sound, North Carolina, Shauna Marisa McBride

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An Analysis of the ACT Sub-Scores’ Ability to Predict the Outcome of College Algebra Through the Lens of Modern Chaos Theory, Johnathan Jay McEwen

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The Effects of Peer-Mediated Check-In, Check-Out with a Self Monitoring Component on Disruptive Behavior and Appropriate Engagement in the Classroom, Chandler Erin McLemore

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Natural Disasters in Latin America: The Role of Disaster Type and Productive Sector on the Urban-Rural Income Gap and Rural to Urban Migration, Madeline Alice Messick

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The Voice and Action of Service: Exploring Nonprofit Volunteerism from a Dual Perspective, Colleen L. Mestayer

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Screening Strawberry Clones for Anthracnose Disease Resistance Using Traditional Techniques and Molecular Markers, Melinda A. Miller-Butler

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Predictors of Alcohol Consumption, Use of Protective Behavioral Strategies, and Alcohol-Related Sexual Consequences: A Gendered Social Learning Perspective, Kayla Darlene Moorer

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Supplemental Action Learning Workshops: Understanding the Effects of Independent and Cooperative Workshops on Students’ Knowledge, Kathryn M. Morris

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Epidemiology of White Spot Syndrome Virus in the Daggerblade Grass Shrimp (Palaemonetes pugio) and the Gulf Sand Fiddler Crab (Uca panacea), Muhammad

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A Statistically Significant Determination from Pretest to Posttest in Knowledge of Electrophoresis Concepts, Parker Megehee Nelson

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A Direct Comparison of Different Schedules of Praise in Secondary Classrooms, Roderick Delphino O'Handley

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Assessing U.S. Veterans' Work Role Functioning: Influences of Posttraumatic Stress, Sense of Coherence, and Vocational Identity, Lauren Kelly Osborne

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Is There a Relationship Between Physical Fitness and Student Academic Achievement?, William Rushton Parker

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The Coach Expectancy Cycle and the Impact of a Coaching Education Intervention in Youth Soccer, Erica Ann Pasquini

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Fascism Revisited or Millennial Eurosceptic Populism? Analysis and Rationale for a New Political Movement in the 21st Century, Prebble Q. Ramswell

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An Evaluation of African American Fathers’ Perceptions and Influences on Child Food Choices and Physical Activity Behaviors, Valerie Annette Richardson

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A Quantitative Analysis of Factors Influencing the Professional Longevity of High School Science Teachers in Florida, James Alexander Ridgley Jr

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Employee Participation in a College Based Wellness Program: Leader Support, Incentives, Job Satisfaction, Absenteeism, and Self-Efficacy, Tara Rebekah Rouse

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A Microbiomic Approach to the Characterization of the Impacts and Influences of Viral, Bacterial, and Harmful Algal Bloom Toxins on the Bottlenose Dolphin, Corey David Russo

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Group Empowerment Capacity and Capability in Associate Degree Schools of Nursing in the United States, Christy Lee Savell

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A Comparative Study of Isolation in Headwater Fishes, Bjorn Victor Schmidt

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Cultural Moderation of the Relationship Between Anticipated Life Role Salience and Career Decision-Making Difficulties, Emily Anne Schmidtman

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The Use of Receiver Operating Characteristic Curve Analysis for Academic Progress and Degree Completion, Joshua William Schutts

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I Am Here for a Reason. I Need to Focus. I Need to Learn So I Can Reach My Goal: Self-Advocacy and Motivation as Contributors to the Experiences of College Students with Physical Disabilities, Latrecha Kasha Scott

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An Investigation of Selected Variables Related to Student Algebra I Performance in Mississippi, Undray L. Scott

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Our Bodies, Ourselves: Embodiment, Oppression, and Subjectivity in Turn-of-the-Century Women’s Fiction and Film of the Indian Subcontinent, Sreerupa Sengupta

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A Quantitative Analysis of the Relationship Between K–12 Music Educators and Collegiate Music Education Researchers and Instructors: Is There a Disconnect?, Meghan Kilpatrick Sheehy

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Faculty-to-Faculty Incivility as Perceived by Nursing Faculty, Melinda Lofton Sills

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Transition Outcomes of Young Adults with Disabilities: A Social Cognitive Career Theory Perspective, Sabrina Michelle Singleton

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Community College Recruiting Through Facebook, Wendy S. Smith

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The Role of Parental Locus of Control in the Relations Among Early Childhood Temperament, Parenting Practices, and Child Externalizing Behavior, Amanda Kathryn Stary

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An Assessment Comparing Community College Students’ Computer Self-Efficacy and Task Based Computer Knowledge, Amy Nicholson Stewart

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The Feed Corn Sea, Caleb William Tankersley

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"Out of the Dark Confinement!" Physical Containment in Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Protest Literature, Allison Lane Tharp

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Health Literacy as a Moderator in the Relationship Between Diabetes Knowledge and Diabetes Outcomes, Jameshyia Ballard Thompson

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An Investigation of Work Environment Characteristics and Work Engagement of Limited- and Full-Service Hotel Property Front-Line Employees, Robert Jerald Thompson

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More Sieve Than Shield: The U.S. Army and CORDS in the Pacification of Phu Yen Province, Republic of Vietnam, 1965-1972, Robert John Thompson III

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Gameful Design in the Development of Asynchronous Online Discussion Activities: A Case Study, William Michael Trest

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Teachers' Awareness of Cultural Diversity and Academic Achievement in Ninth Grade Academies and Senior High Schools, Jamellah Whipps-Johnson

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“Eye for an Eye” or “Turn the Other Cheek?” Exploring the Moderating Roles of Revenge and Forgiveness when Examining Death Penalty Support and Religious Fundamentalism, William Howard Whited

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Math Emporium Model: Preparing Developmental Students for College Algebra, Stephanie Patton Williams

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Synthesis and Characterization of "Click Inspired" Thiol-Ene-Fullerene Nanocomposites, Amber Danielle Windham

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What Influences Dolphin Interest in Video?, Kelley Ann Winship

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Choral Theatre, Albert Joseph Wolfe Jr.

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Profiles of Academic Commitment, Anna Jill Womack

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Implications of Diverse Peer Interactions on Body Image Satisfaction and Cosmetic Surgery Acceptance Among College Students, Shamekia LaBrittney Woods

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Electrogenerated Chemiluminescence Study of Semiconductor Nanoparticles Towards Sensitive Detection of Biomolecules, Yiliyasi Wusimanjiang

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Multi-Sensory Emotion Recognition with Speech and Facial Expression, Qingmei Yao

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A Reception History and Conductor’s Guide to William Grant Still’s ...And They Lynched Him on a Tree, Harlan Zackery Jr.

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The Associations Among Expressed Emotion, Relationship Satisfaction, PTSD Symptoms, Alcohol Use, and Depression: A Longitudinal Investigation with a Military Sample, Laci Lee Zawilinski

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Stopover Ecology of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (Archilochus colubris) During Autumn Migration, Theodore Joseph Zenzal Jr

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The Effectiveness of Digital Leadership at K-12 Schools in Mississippi Regarding Communication and Collaboration During CCRS Implementation, Lin Zhong

Dissertations from 2015

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Hospital Practices Related to Breastfeeding in Mississippi: A Socio-ecological Approach, Amir Alakaam

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Rebel Yale: Yale Graduates and Progressive Ideals at the University of Mississippi Law School, 1946-1970, Jennifer Paul Anderson

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Musical Portrayals of Death in Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death, Graham Michael Anduri

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Academic Support Staff as Servant Leaders and the Relationship to Student Satisfaction, Joan M. Arrington

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Secure and Reliable Routing Protocol for Transmission Data in Wireless Sensor Mesh Networks, Nooh Adel Bany Muhammad

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An Analysis of the Impact of the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (E-SPLOST) on Capital Outlay Expenditures in Georgia School Districts, Robert Bradley Benson

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Coping, Hardiness, and Parental Stress in Parents of Children Diagnosed with Cancer, Kathryn Lynch Bigalke

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The Soldier and the Cigarette: 1918-1986, Joel Richard Bius

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Building Within Our Borders: Black Women Reformers in the South from 1890 to 1920, Tonya D. Blair

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To Be or Not To Be Satisfied: Examining Job Satisfaction of Entry-Level Residence Life Professionals at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Evingerlean D. Blakney

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The Knowledge Weapon: Ways of Knowing, Annette Christine Boehm

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Investigating How Students Communicate Tree-Thinking, Carrie Jo Boyce

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The Socio-Cultural Influences of School Choice, Duke Jon Bradley III

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Campus Writing Centers, Student Attendance, and Change in Student Writing Performance, Suzana G. Brown

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Leadership Practices Among Undergraduate Nursing Instructors, Melissa Martin Bryant

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Mississippi High School Assistant Principals' Perceptions of Their Readiness to Pursue the Principalship and Factors that Might Influence Readiness, Bennett Teague Burchfield