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Dissertations from 2023

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Does Convenience Come with a Price? The Impact of Remote Testimony on Expert Credibility and Decision-Making, Ashley Jones

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Predictors of Relational Aggression in Women Across Adulthood, Alison Poor

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INTERESTS AND DECENT WORK’S ACCOUNT OF WELL-BEING AND JOB PERFORMANCE IN A LOWER SOCIAL CLASS SAMPLE, Benjamin J. Wright

Dissertations from 2022

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Meta-Analysis of Daily Behavior Report Cards, Meleah Ackley

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DELINEATING THE EXOCYTIC FUSION MACHINERY REQUIRED FOR MAST CELL EXOCYTOSIS, Pratikshya Adhikari

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Examining Workplace eLearning Programs Using Persuasive Learning Design: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study, David Akanbi

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Hydrolytically Degradable Thermosets with Tunable Degradation Profiles via Ketal-Based Crosslinks, Benjamin Alameda

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A PREDICTIVE MODEL OF COMPLETION AT MISSISSIPPI’S COMMUNITY COLLEGES, Richard Baker

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USING NUDGES TO INCREASE ENGAGEMENT WITH SUICIDE PREVENTION RESOURCES IN AN ONLINE SAMPLE OF UNITED STATE MILITARY VETERANS, Brian W. Bauer

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RECEPTOR-DOPED ORGANIC TRANSISTORS: TRANSDUCING ANION BINDING FROM MIXED IONIC-ELECTRONIC TRANSPORT, Anthony Benasco

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GUN CONTROL LAWS AND POLICIES REPORTED INFLUENCE ON THE ATTITUDES OF FACULTY AT MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITIES, David Besancon

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From The Shadows of Incarceration to Higher Education: Associated Invisible Identity Development of College Students with Incarcerated Parents, Andrea Blake

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Brenno Blauth’s Compositional Style Elements: A Study on the Sonata for Flute and Piano, T.5., Thiago Bohm Bottega

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Examining and Exploring Social Constructs, Conflict Management Style, and Workplace Conflict Among Workers in the United States, Keith Boyd

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POWER-OF-SPEECH STYLES’ HEDGES, HESITATIONS, INTENSIFIERS, AND TAG QUESTIONS EFFECTS ON PERCEIVED INFORMATION MANIPULATION, HONESTY, AND SPEAKERS’ CHARACTER, COMPETENCE, AND SOCIABILITY: A MULTI-PARALLEL AND SERIAL MEDIATION EXPLORATION, Kevin Bryant

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Family rejection predicting suicidal thoughts and behaviors among sexual minority males: Indirect effects through internalized homophobia and the interpersonal theory of suicide constructs, Brian Bulla

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Military Instructors' Perspectives of Integrating Instructional Multimedia Into Military Classrooms, keontra campbell

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APPLICATION OF DEEP LEARNING FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES AND EPIDEMIOLOGY DATA ANALYSIS AND DIAGNOSTIC MODELING, Somenath Chakraborty

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AN INVESTIGATION ON THE IMPACT OF INTESTINAL OXYGEN AVAILABILITY ON SURVIVAL AND REGULATION OF VIRULENCE IN Listeria monocytogenes, Damayanti Chakravarty

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MASCULINITY IDEOLOGY AS A MODERATOR ON THE EFFECTS OF LETHAL MEANS COUNSELING AND DISTRIBUTION OF CABLE LOCKS ON FIREARM STORAGE PRACTICES AMONG NATIONAL GUARD PERSONNEL, Samantha E. Daruwala

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AN INVESTIGATION OF ANTI-INTELLECTUALISM AMONG NURSES, Jamie Davis-Tubbs

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COASTAL GEOMORPHIC RESPONSE TO SEA-LEVEL RISE, STORMS, AND ANTECEDENT GEOLOGY: EXAMPLES FROM THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO, Clayton Dike

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A Genomic Investigation of Divergence Between Tuna Species, Pavel V. Dimens

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MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY, INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP, AND DATA USE; A FORMULA FOR SUCCESS, Teresa Duke

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Africa in Transition -- Nexus Between State Building & Regional Integration, Tenley Erickson

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THERMOMECHANICS OF SEMICONDUCTING POLYMERS AND THEIR MORPHOLOGICAL PHENOMENA, Luke Galuska

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Predictors of Engagement in Nursing Professional Practice: Transforming Organizational Culture in the Post-COVID Healthcare Environment, Jennifer Garnand

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HISTORICAL TRAUMA, SYMBOLIC BOUNDARIES, AND THE (DE)CONSTRUCTION OF IDENTITY IN NATIVE SOUTHERN LITERATURE, Justin Greer

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TWEETING SAUDI VISION 2030: A COMPARISON BETWEEN THE SAUDI MEDIA AGENDA AND THE PUBLIC AGENDA, Maria Hamdan

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CURIOUS GEORGE'S IMPERIAL ADVENTURE: AN INTELLECTUAL BIOGRAPHY OF A FICTIONAL MONKEY'S TRANSLATION FROM GERMAN INTO AMERICAN IMPERIALISM, Shane Clinton Hand

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OCEAN QUAHOG (ARCTICA ISLANDICA) POPULATION DYNAMICS: SEX-BASED DEMOGRAPHICS AND REGIONAL COMPARISONS IN THE NORTHWEST ATLANTIC, Kathleen M. Hemeon

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For Colored Girls Who Considered Natural when the Perm was Enuf: A Cultural Examination of the Political Significance of Natural Hair YouTube Influencers, Randrika C. Henderson

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CONSTRUCTING ROLES AND DISCOURSE: PRESIDENTIAL SPEECH AND EUROPEAN UNION ACCESSION IN THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA, 2000-2021, John Horner

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Interview-Informed Synthesized Contingency Analyses on Challenging Problem Behavior: A Single-Case Meta-Analysis, Lauren Layman

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PROGRAMMING MAINTENANCE FOR THE MYSTERY STUDENT INTERVENTION, Sarah Litten

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IMPACT OF AN ACTIVE LEARNING INTERVENTION ON STUDENT SUCCESS IN AN INTRODUCTORY-LEVEL BIOLOGY COURSE, Cynthia Littlejohn

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THIS CAR IS THE ROCKET SHIP THAT WILL GET ME OUTTA HERE, Dylan Loring

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Data Collection and Machine Learning Methods for Automated Pedestrian Facility Detection and Mensuration, Joseph Bailey Luttrell IV

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Does Optic Flow Provide Information about Actions?, Hannah Masoner

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Does Optic Flow Provide Information about Actions?, Hannah Masoner

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The Influence of Word Pair Associative Direction on Judgment of Learning Reactivity, Nicholas Maxwell

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The Knowledge and Attitudes Of Oncology Nurses On Advance Directives, Bailey Nettles

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Characterization of Sea level Changes along the Louisiana/Florida Shelf Using High Frequency (HF) Radar Data and Sea level Measurements, uchenna nwankwo

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CHARACTERIZING ENDOGENOUS DICER PRODUCTS TO UNRAVEL NOVEL RNAI BIOGENESIS PATHWAYS, Jacob Oche Peter

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EXAMINING P3 AND N2 AMPLITUDES FOLLOWING SOCIAL EXCLUSION AND PROVOCATION IN COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH HIGH AND LOW NARCISSISTIC TRAITS, Kathleen Ramsey

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THE SEARCH FOR NEUTRALITY: A DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF LANGUAGE USE IN HIGHER EDUCATION TITLE IX SEXUAL MISCONDUCT POLICIES, Cristin Reynolds

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Secondary School Administrators, Teachers, and Students' Perspectives on Reducing Recidivism in Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs, Chrissell Rhone

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USING CONTINGENT PRAISE TO INCREASE VISUAL ENGAGEMENT IN AN ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: AN EYE TRACKING STUDY, Andrew Rozsa

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EXPLORING PERCEPTIONS ABOUT AMERICAN THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTIONS IN PREPARING WORSHIP PASTORS FOR SERVICE, Phillip Sandifer

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COMPARING TOP INDUSTRY DEMANDS FOR TALENT TO GENERAL STUDIES CURRICULUM FOR COMPETITIVE JOB ACQUISITION, Gregory Sansone

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A Study of Red Snapper (Lutjanus Campechanus) Ecology in the Northern Gulf of Mexico and the Effect of Variable River Outflow Using Stable Isotope Analysis of the Food Web and Eye Lenses, Caitlin C. Slife

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The Role of Traumatic Experiences in Developing Nocturnal Panic Attacks, Nicole S. Smith

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APPLICATIONS OF SIMULATION ANALYSIS TO GENERATE REFERENCE POINTS AND EVALUATE MANAGEMENT CONTROL RULES IN THREE EASTERN US FISHERIES, Laura Solinger

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Embattled Learning: Education and Emancipation in the Post-Civil War Upper South, Lucas Somers

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A Case Study in Resiliency: How a University Survived a Pandemic, Mary Ellen Stewart

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Testing Barriers to Non-Suicidal Self-Injury With College Students: Narcissistic Traits as Moderators, Philip Stoner

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Patient Portal Use and Patient Education Materials Access among Mississippi Adult Residents, Anna K. Swann

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REVISITING THE ECONOMIC VOTER HYPOTHESIS: ELECTORAL VOLATILITY AND ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY IN LATIN AMERICA (1997-2018), Charles Tibedo

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Unsuitable for Framing: Race, Representation and Recoding Hurricane Maria in the Age of Trump, David Tisdale

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Perceptions of Perinatal Nurses Caring for Perceived Stigmatized Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Perinatal Settings: A Qualitative Study, Deborah Tucker

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Mid-Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers and Resistive Embodiment, Crystal Veronie

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A New Model for Predicting the Drag and Lift Forces of Turbulent Newtonian Flow on Arbitrarily Shaped Shells on the Seafloor, Carley R. Walker, James V. Lambers, and Julian Simeonov

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Self-Compassion and Perceived Readiness for Practice Among Baccalaureate Nursing Students: A Mixed-Methods Study, Laurie A. Walter

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A MIXED METHODS APPROACH TO EXPLORING RELATIONSHIPS AMONG PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SEX EDUCATION IN MISSISSIPPI, Joyee Washington

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The COVID-19 Experience: An Intensive Care Nursing Perspective, Adrianna Watson

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IMPLEMENTATION PLANNING TO INCREASE TREATMENT INTEGRITY FOR CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT WITH AN ELECTRONIC DBRC, Caitlyn Weaver

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Copolymer microphase separation, properties, and applications, Daniel Weller

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THE VALUE OF INTERNSHIPS IN DEVELOPING SOCIAL CAPITAL FOR IMPROVING EMPLOYMENT OUTCOMES: A MIXED METHODS APPROACH, Cory Wicker

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DIGITAL EQUITY: DIFFICULTIES OF IMPLEMENTING THE 1:1 COMPUTING INITIATIVE IN LOW-INCOME AREAS, Demetric D. Williams

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To Fathom The Fast River, Chloe Wofford

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MEDIA NARRATIVE COMPETITION BETWEEN THE U.S. AND CHINA DURING COVID-19, ZHENZHU ZHANG

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APPLICATIONS OF TAO OF BASS, Vol. I, IN ORCHESTRAL AND SOLO DOUBLE BASS REPERTOIRE, Santiago Zorrilla de San Martin

Dissertations from 2021

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When You Play The Game of Drones, You Win or You Die: Examining the Role of U.S. Drone Strikes in U.S. and English Language Allies Newspapers from 2008-2019, Melissa Aho

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Water Elites’ Perceptions of Water Security in the Middle East and North Africa Region, Ghaleb Akari

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Using Native Ads in Public Relations Campaigns: A Study of Instagram Influencers in Kuwait, Ahmad Alhaidar

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Obstacles to the Implementation of Criminal Justice Reform, Matt Allen

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Framing Difference: A Content Analysis of Disability Coverage in Saudi Arabia Newspapers, Majedah Alsewaiah

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A Re-Examination of the Motivations for Using Substances Questionnaire: Motives for Alcohol and Simultaneous Alcohol and Marijuana Use, Taylor Altenberger

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On the Treatment of Bilinear Forms Involving Matrix Functions as Perturbations of Quadratic Forms, Keelia Altheimer

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Attachment Quality Across Contexts: The Mediating Role of Cognitive-Affective Traits, Christian Ammons

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The Role of Elevation as a Control on Salt Marsh-Upland Ecotones Along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Carlton P. Anderson

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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AMONG FOUR–YEAR HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES: A GEOGRAPHIC AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE, Kori Nadine Armstrong

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Development and Initial Evaluation of the Assessment of Teacher Expectations and Practices (ATEP), Kimberly Barajas

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The Relationship Between Shared Decision-Making and School Climate, Sara Bardwell

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Decision-Making by Community College Administrators on Satellite Campuses of Mississippi Community Colleges, Raymunda Barnes

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Barriers and Enablers to Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems as Perceived by Change Agents in the Workplace, Shanda Barrett

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EPOXY CURING: PARAMOUNT OR TRIVIAL? A CURE PATH DEPENDENT INQUIRY, Jared Bates

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Granulins in Norm and Neurodegenerative Pathologies, Anukool Bhopatkar

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Microplankton Dynamics in the River-Dominated Mississippi Bight, Adam D. Boyette

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Personal and Organizational Characteristics Impacting Employee Self-Efficacy, Justin Chandler

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Synthesis and Self-assembly of Amphiphilic Block Copolymers for the Fabrication of Non-spherical Polymersomes, Tamuka Chidanguro

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Mobbing and Job Satisfaction Among Registered Nurses in Mississippi, Brenda Collins

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COMMUNICATION CRISIS ON CAMPUS: THE PUBLIC RELATIONS STRATEGIES, TACTICS, AND RESULTS OF MISSISSIPPI’S LEADING UNIVERSITIES IN RESPONSE TO THE STATE FLAG DEBATE, 2015-2020, James Coll

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Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth: Does Gender Matter?, Sarah Crane

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The Power of Sulfur: A Study of an Isothiocyanate Chiral Derivatizing Agent, Thioamide Based Chiral Solvating Agents, and the Geometry of Sulfonamides, Emily B. Crull

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Sustainable Development: A Qualitative Case Study Analysis of Strategies Utilized by the United States and China in Sub-Saharan Africa, Mandy Dagold

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Barriers, Enablers, and Strategies Influencing Female Leaders' Career Advancement in the Nuclear Industry, Anesa Davis

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Controlling degradation with force and light, Brad Davis

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The Compliance Training for Children Model on Child Compliance: A Meta-Analysis, James Derieux

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Fallen Matter: A Novel, Noah Devros