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Dissertations from 2015

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Perceived Attributes and Factors Influencing Instructors’ Using E-Textbooks in Higher Education, Sirui Wang

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A Measure of Soft Skill Gains Acquisition with Engagement in Baccalaureate Nursing Programs, Wendy J. Williams-Buenzli

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Natural Disasters: Stories, Scott Daniel Wood

Dissertations from 2014

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Labor Force Participation and Wages in Palestine for the Period 2000 to 2011, Issam Abu-Ghallous

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Characterization of the Early Development and Quality of Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) Eggs and Larvae in Aquaculture Conditions, Agnès Bardon Albaret

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A Qualitative Study of African American Female Administrators in the Academy: Identification of Characteristics that Contribute to Their Advancement to Senior Level Positions of Authority, Mary Louise Alexander-Lee

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Principal Emotional Intelligence and Teacher Perceptions of School Climate in Middle Schools, Ashley Dawn Meadows Allred

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Persistence Among African-American Males in the Honors College, Johnell Roxann Anderson Goins

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Clarification of the Systematics of the Haploporoidea (Trematoda) with Descriptions of New Genera and Species, Michael Jay Andres

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Career Decision Status, Career-Related Thinking, and Emotional Distress: A Structural Equation Model, Lindsey Marie Andrews

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Being Nontraditional and Learning Online: Assessing the Psychosocial Learning Environments, Self-Efficacy, and Affective Outcomes Among College Student Groups, Roslyn La'Toya Ashford

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Modeling that Leads to the Prediction of Photocatalytic Coatings Characterization, Biju Bajracharya

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Do Social Communication Skills Mediate the Relation Between ADHD Symptoms and Reltionship Satisfaction?, Erin Clarke Bell

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The Delivery, Speciation, and Fate of Trace Elements in St. Louis Bay, Mississippi, Gopal Bera

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Online Communities of Practice in the Contact Center Environment: Factors that Influence Participation, Jimmie Ray Black Jr.

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Conceptualizing Doctoral Student Mentoring, Flint L. Brent

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Race, Gender, and Faculty Advancement at American Colleges and Universities, James Sharell Bridgeforth

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The Standard Deviation: Attitude Transference and Perceptions of Deviant Behavior, Candace Forbes Bright

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The Relationship Between Wellness Behavior Traits and Organizational Citizenship Behavior Traits, Vicki Yeager Brumfield

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Next Year in Juarez: Stories, Christopher Michael Brunt

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The Influence of Observational Learning on Self-reported Physical Activity, Self-efficacy for Physical Activity, and Health-related Fitness Knowledge for Physical Activity, Charles Gregory Bullock

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The Perception of Distance on a Real Geographic Slope, David Alan Bunch

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Strategic Human Resources in Casino Operations: Revealing the Perceptions of Casino Operators and Human Resource Leaders, Gary Burrus Jr.

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The (Not So) New Normal: A Queer Critique of LGBT Characters and Themes in Primetime Network Television Situational Comedies, Robert Dallas Byrd Jr.

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Influence of Resources, Resource Loss, and Coping Response on Food Management Practices and Food Security, Simone Perette Camel

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Teacher and Administrator Perceptions of the Implementation of the Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) Grant in Mississippi Pilot Schools, Albert William Carter

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Federal Aid and College Success of Students in the Community College, Jana Lee Jenkins Causey

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Computational and Experimental Investigation Into Yield Behavior and Cure Rate Dependence of Thermoset Polymers, Christopher Harold Childers

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Wit in the Early Modern Literary Marketplace, Danny Childers

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Examining Potential Moderators of Negative Parenting Practices and Children's Internalizing and Externalizing Behavior, Kristen Lee Coln

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The Role of Exchange Ideology in Coworker Social Support and Work Engagement, Sharon Sawyer Cureton

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Comparing Mississippi's Public University Graduation Rates for Community College Completers and Non-Completers, Andrew Clark Dale

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Relationships Among Job Satisfaction, Professional Efficacy, Student and School Performance, and Teacher Absenteeism, Laura Beckham Dana

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Fundamental Investigations of Clay/Polymer Nanocomposites and Applications in Co-Extruded Microlayered Systems, Jeremy John Decker

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The Natural Resource Curse in Sub-Saharan Africa: Transparency and International Initiatives, Meaza Zerihun Demissie

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Exploring Job Stress Among Drug Court Personnel, Ragan Andrew Downey

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The Sex Life of Seaweed, Fae Antoinette Dremock

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A Policy Framed Analysis of the Valley of Death in U.S. University Technology Transfer, William Ker Ferguson

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Population Genetics and Microbial Communities of the Gopher Tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus), Daniel Lyle Gaillard

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Fluorine Containing UV-Curable Materials for Advanced Transport Applications, James Thomas Goetz

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Filipino, Too: Compositions on Culture and Identity, Randy Eugene Gonzales

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Interpersonal Needs and Suicide: Strengthening Measurement In an Offender Population, Rose Angeline Gonzalez

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Does Video Game Use Exacerbate the Relation Between Neurophysiological Deficits and ADHD Symptoms in Children and Adolescents?, James Kenneth Goodlad III

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The Impact of Sleep Restriction (Nap Deprivation) On Preschool Children's (Aged 3-5) Emotional Response, Hui-Ya Gail Han

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Relationship Between Teacher Perception of Positive Behavior Interventions Support and the Implementation Process, Janice Marie Hansen

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Making Meaning of the Reel: The Media's Portrayal of Community Colleges, Jena Lee Hawk

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British Brass Band Contest Pieces: A Study in Transcriptions for the American Wind Band Repertoire, Jonathan James Helmick

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Parental Perceptions of Early Childhood Education Programming for Children With and Without Disabilities, Brittany Greer Herrington

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The Application of Contemporary Double Bass Left Hand Techniques Applied in the Orchestra Repertoire, Eric Hilgenstieler

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Normative Feedback, Levels of Narcissism, and Student Evaluations of a Lecture, Shirley Ann Hodges

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Utilization of Aqueous RAFT Prepared Copolymers to Improve Anticancer Drug Efficacy, Andrew Christopher Holley

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Dark Symphony, Christopher Wallace Hornbacker

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A Study of the Teaching Beliefs of the Modern Post Secondary Science Instructor and Implications They May Hold for the Future of Science Education, Michael Charles Howard

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The Effects of Language Complexity on Natural and Emotion Concept Formation in Early Language Learners, Stephanie Eileen Jett

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Divorce and Forgiveness: A Comparison Between Genders, Alison Kathleen Johnson

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Tuning Responsiveness of Polypeptide Based Block Copolymers for Drug Delivery, Ashley J. Johnson

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Judicial Attitudes Regarding Court Records Transparency, Donald Ray Johnson

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Spectroscopy and Gas-Phase Binding of Modified Desferrioxamine B Indicator Displacement-Based Sensors, William Scott Jones

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Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements in the Mixing Zone of the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers and Chemical Distributions as Affected by the Deepwater Horizon Blowout, DongJoo Joung

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Development and Applications of The Expanded Equivalent Fluid Method, Bharath Kumar Kandula

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Continuous Polymer Reactor Design, David Sujay Kingsley

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Reflective Practice in a Coach Education Practicum, Clayton Roth Kuklick

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Evaluating the Use of Tootling for Improving Upper Elementary/Middle School Students' Disruptive and Appropriate Behavior, Abigail Melanie Lambert

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A Conducting Student's Guide to the Solving and Execution of Major Gestural Issues in Beethoven's First Eight Symphonies, Nathanael Thomas Lambert

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Relationship Between Leadership Styles of High School Teachers, Principals, and Assistant Principals and Their Attitudes Toward School Wide Positive Behavior and Support Implementation, Geneva Cosweller Lampton-Holmes

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Elementary Teachers' Sense of Self Efficacy and Professional Development Experiences of Teaching Informational Text, Mary Desiree Lee

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The Relationship Between Frequency and Functionality of Professional Learning Communities to Student Achievement, Jack Linton Jr.

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The Self-Directedness, Metacognitive Awareness, Self-Efficacy Beliefs, and Grammatical Competence of College Students Studying Spanish, Juan Guillermo Loaiza

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Self-Determination Theory as a Pedagogical Foundation for Collegiate Physical Activity Courses, Scot Edward Long

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"This Masterpiece of Nature:" An Ecocritical Study of Joseph Conrad's Fiction, Sonja Luther

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Effects of Animal Management Changes on the Activity Budgets and Walking Rates of Zoo Elephants, Angela Dawn Mackey

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Differences in Narcissistic Presentation in Abused and Non-Abused Children and Adolescents, Mallory Laine Malkin

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Dreamers: Stories, Eddie Wayne Malone

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Molecular Probes for the Detection of Zn2+ and Fe3+ Ions, Erendra Manandhar

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Growth and Decline of "Second Life" as an Educational Platform, Christine Libby Mark

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CSI Effect and Forensic Science/Criminal Justice Degree Programs, Megan Dutton McCay

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Evaluating The Effectiveness of the Good Behavior Game with General Education High School Students Utilizing a Changing Criterion Component, Rachel Ritter Mitchell

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Comparison of the Conceptual Understanding of Newton's Laws in an Online and Traditional Introductory Physical Science Course, Rex Robert Moak

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Hybrid Meshless Method for Numerical Solution of Partial Differential Equations, Jeanette Marie Monroe

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The Influence of Bystanders in Subsequent Bullying Behavior, Jenny Lane Morris

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Exploring Perceived Norms and Protective Strategies: Self-Consciousness and Gender as Moderators, Jeremy James Noble

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Teacher Expectations of Students in a Predominantly African American School District, Durand Duron Payton

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Effective Instructional Strategies Utilized in Successful and High Performing Secondary Schools in the Southern Region of Mississippi, Jeanifer Lynn Pearson

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Building Change Readiness Practices for Information Technology Support Staff, Dianna Joseph Perkins

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Reducing Ambiguities in Customer Requirements Through Historical Rule-Based Knowledge in a Small Organization, Silvia Brum Preston

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Revision of 13 Genera of Haploporidae (Trematoda), Eric Edward Pulis

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Monsters, Kent James Quaney

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Re-evaluating the Criminal Investigative Process: An Empirical Evaluation of Criminal Investigations in the United States, Jeremiah J. Rayner

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Relationships Between Participation in Extracurricular Activities, ACT Scores, GPA, and Attendance in Select Public High Schools in Mississippi, Lance Kelvin Reed

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Elementary Teachers' Perceptions of Response to Intervention and Teacher Support Team Effectiveness within a Mississippi Gulf Coast School District, Shanta Dannette Rhodes

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Online Versus Face-to-Face Biology: A Comparison of Student Transactional Distance, Approach to Learning, and Knowledge Outcomes, Mary Erin Riggins

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Dispositional Optimism: Modeling Cardiovascular Disease Mortality with Traditional Risk Factors and a Psychosocial Personality Trait, Kiana Ramisi Luckett Robinson

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Characterization and Role of MSAABCR in Biofilm Development and Virulence in Staphylococcus aureus, Gyan Sundar Sahukhal

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Blue Mountain: A Chamber Opera for Winds and Voices by Justin Dello Joio: A Unique Contribution for Wind Band Literature, Armando Saldarini

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Gatekeeping the Social Games in a Post-Broadcasting World: A Qualitative Content Analysis of NBC and User-Generated Olympic Twitter Coverage During the 2012 London Games, Daniel Anthony Sipocz

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The Implementation of Common Core Standards and Teacher Intent to Persist, Eddie Miles Louis Smith

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Faith-based and Graduate Adult Educator's Negotiation of Similarities and Differences Among People as an Indicator of Their Multicultural Effectiveness, Elizabeth Conerly Smith

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Enzyme, Cosolvent, and Substrate Interactions in PLE Hydrolysis Reactions and Evaluation of the Stability of an Unnatural Glutathione Analogue, Maureen Elizabeth Smith

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Who Will Defy Authority? Personality Features and Destructive Obedience in the Milgram Paradigm, Ashton Caroline Southard

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Maximizing Doctor-Patient Communication of a Positive HIV/AIDS Test Result: A Best Practices Approach, Vikki Yashandra Spann