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Theses from 2020

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The Development and Exploration of a Twelve-Factor Model of Motivations for Using Substances, Taylor Altenberger

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A Change in Fish Assemblages in the Pascagoula River, MS, Sara Barrett

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The Effects of Optimism on Anti-Natalism, Faith L. Brown

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Malaria Risk on Ancient Roman Roads: A Study and Application to Assessing Travel Decisions in Asia Minor by the Apostle Paul, Daniel C. Browning Jr

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Oh, My Stars: A New Map of the Universe in Paradise Lost, Michael R. Coats

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“You Must Live, and Show to the World What They Have Been Doing Here”: The Survival of the “Rabbits” of Ravensbrück, Regina Coffey

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Willingness to Seek Professional Help for Suicidal Thoughts: The Role of Masculine Norms and Self-Stigma in Service Members, Samantha E. Daruwala

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Does Race Matter? An Examination of Defendant Race on Legal Decision Making in the Context of Actuarial Risk Assessments, Riley Davis

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Characterizing ERAD and Antioxidant Response in Ixodes scapularis ISE6 Cells during Borrelia Infection, Latoyia Downs

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Maturation Spawning and Larviculture of Atlantic Croaker (Micropogonias undulatus) at Low Salinity, Edithrose Fairweather

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“Never nearer to the goal”: Wordsworth, Sympathy, and the Wandering Jew, Matthew Germenis

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An Assessment of the use of Photogrammetry in Cranial Metric and Non-Metric Studies, Amy Hair

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“Making The World A Better Place To Live In”: Hattiesburg Women’s Literary Organizations and the Formation of a Progressive Southern City, 1884-1945, Daniella Kawa

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Investigation on the Morphology of Charge-Transfer Complexes in Low Density Polyethylene, Wade Korf

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Barriers to Health: Understanding the Barriers Faced by Community Intervention Projects, Vera Landrum

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Helmand: The U.S. Marines and Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan, 2010-2012, Taylor L. Lewis

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Historical and Contemporary Variables Affecting the Range and Distribution of Aedes Aegypti, The Yellow Fever Mosquito, in The United States, Nicole Mackey

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The Unknown War: Army of the Republic of Vietnam Combat Operations 1962-1963, Justin Major

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Sustainable Wastewater Treatment in the American South, Caroline Miles

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Vegetative Community and Health Assessment of a Constructed Juncus-Dominated Salt Marsh in The Northern Gulf Of Mexico, Nickolas R. Murphy

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A Time Integration Method of Approximate Particular Solutions for Nonlinear Ordinary Differential Equations, Cyril Ocloo

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Elucidating the Molecular Pathways Involved in the Fitness and Water Stress Response of Pseudomonas synxantha 2-79 in the Plant Rhizosphere, Clint Henry D. Pablo

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Using Modern Portfolio Theory to Analyze Virgil's Aeneid (or Any Other Poem), David Patterson

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Homotopy Analysis Method For Nonlinear Ordinary Eigenvalue Problems, Subagya Perera

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Anger, Relational Victimization, and Vengeance in the Context of Relational Aggression, Alison Poor

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An Analysis of Dredge Efficiency for Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Commercial Dredges, Leanne Poussard

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DNA Methylation Analysis for Tissue and Age Determination for Forensic Human Identification, Lauren Satcher

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Mosquito Communities and Insect-Specific Viruses in a Heterogenous, Urban Landscape in Puerto Rico, Nicole Scavo

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Non-Religious Employee's Perceptions of Microaggressions and Their Relationship with Job Satisfaction as Moderated by Calling, Jessica Schultz

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Nearshore Sedimentology of Eroding Microtidal Estuaries: Bon Secour Bay, Alabama and Perdido Bay, Florida, Jennifer Simpson

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Identification of Saliva Using DNA Methylation Analysis for Forensic Use, Elizabeth Staples

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Development of an Attenuated Zika Virus by Editing the 5’ Untranslated Region, E. Ashley Thompson

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Online and Offline Identity Gaps: Cross-Contextual Predictors and Psychological Outcome, Ningyang Wang

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Tonal Expectations Defining Narrative Archetypes, Seth Weesner

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Thiol-Ene Click Chemistry for Solid State Triplet-Triplet Annihilation Upconversion and Parts-Per-Billion Pyrophosphate Sensing in Artificial Seawater, Abagail K. Williams

Theses from 2019

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Localized Method Of Approximate Particular Solutions For Solving Optimal Control Problems Governed By PDES, Kwesi Acheampong

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Localized Method of Approximate Particular Solutions for Solving Fourth-Order PDEs, Lionel Amuzu

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A Machine Learning Approach to Network Intrusion Detection System Using K Nearest Neighbor and Random Forest, Ilemona S. Atawodi

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Discrepant Self-Perceptions as Predictors of Rule Violating Behavior Among Juvenile Offenders, Kimberly Barajas

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The Ecology and Evolution of the Freshwater Turtles of Southern Mississippi, Gabrielle Berry

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Investigating Diel Periodicity in Export Flux in the Gulf of Mexico Using a Particulate Imaging System, Justin Edward Blancher

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Effects of Light and Macroinvertebrate Consumers on Detrital Microbial Biofilms in Streams, Cheyenne M. Brady

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The Effect of Historic Shipwrecks on Sediment Microbiomes in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Melissa Brock

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Attenuated Responses To Inflammatory Cytokines In Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells: Biological Implications And The Molecular Basis, Bohan Chen

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A Comparison of Social Learning in Domestic Canines, Beatrice Chenkin

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Distribution, Abundance, and Trophic Ecology of Anguilliform Leptocephali in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Lillian Collins

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Involuntary Signal-Based Grounding of Civilian Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in Civilian Airspace, Keith Conley

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Extended-Range Oscillations and the First Sharp Diffraction Peak in Amorphous Silicon: A Systematic Study, Devilal Dahal

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Is the Written Component of Tootling Effective? A Comparison of the Group Contingency to a Comparison Writing Procedure, James Derieux

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The Variability of High-Frequency Motions and Their Interactions with the Mesoscale on the Mississippi Shelf, Jordan Earls

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Acting Black: An Analysis of Blackness and Criminality in Film, Blake Edwards

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Horses, Culture, and Trade: The Impact of the Horse on Southeastern Native Nations, 1650-1830, Jacob Featherling

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Emotion Reactivity, Emotion Dysregulation, and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury among At-Risk Adolescents: A Multiple Mediation Analysis, Paula N. Floyd

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Using Refuse Disposal Patterning Methods to Discern Site Structure on an Antebellum Backwoods Plantation’s Big House Site in Mississippi’s Pine Hills, Brian A. Flynt

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The Effects of Salinity on Zootechnical Performance of Spotted Seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems, Eric Gigli

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Changes in Antarctic Bottom Water Formation During Interglacial Periods, Samuel Glasscock

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Response and Recovery of Horn and Petit Bois Islands, Mississippi, USA to Tropical Cyclone Impacts: 2004 – 2016, Shara Gremillion

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Multiple Species of Distinctiveness in Memory: Separating Task Distinctiveness from Statistical Distinctiveness, Matthew Robert Gretz

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Estimating Body Mass through Bone Mineral Density Studies Using Dexa (Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry), Kaitlin Harstine

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Archaeobotanical Analyses of the Winterville Mounds Site (22ws500) and Other Southeastern Ceremonial Complexes, Dana Hauffe

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Krylov Subspace Spectral Methods with Non-homogenous Boundary Conditions, Abbie Hendley

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The Evolutionary Diversity and Biological Function of Phenazine Metabolite Biosynthesis in Burkholderia SPP, Samuel Hendry

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Their Culture Against Them: The Assimilation of Native American Children Through Progressive Education, 1930-1960s, Jamie Henton

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Fracture Analysis of the Lower Oceanic Crust, Atlantis Bank, Southwest Indian Ridge, Trent Jackson

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Evaluating Alternate Management Strategies for Spotted Seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) in the North-Central Gulf of Mexico, Nathaniel Wallace Jermain

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The Effects of Aqueous Atorvastatin on Steroidogenesis of Xenopus laevis at Environmentally Relevant Concentrations, Jeremy Johnson

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Vocal Response of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) to a Novel Stimulus, Lindsey Johnson

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The Thiol Specific Antioxidant (TSA1) Gene is Required for Survival in Macrophages and Oxidative Stress Resistance in Histoplasma Capsulatum, Lauren Kennedy

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Effects of Water Table Depth and Edaphic Characteristics on Plant Diversity in a Southern Mississippi Pitcher Plant Bog, Patrick Kirby

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Influence of Varying Inorganic Nutrients Supply on Ergosterol and Glucosamine Concentrations and Biomass Nutrient Stoichiometry in Ectomycorrhizal Fungi, Stephanie S. Koury

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The Road to Recovery: Injured Athlete's Perspectives on Recovery Through Social Support, Brooke Kuhn

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Organized Chaos: Daily Routines as a Potential Mechanism Linking Household Chaos and Child Behavior Problems, Kristy L. Larsen

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Multi-Point Flux Approximations via the O-Method, Christen Leggett

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Werewolves: A Three-Dimensional Content Analysis of Films from 1980-2014, Jennifer Lewis

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What's Cookin'?: An Analysis of Food as a Method of Control in the Penal System, Zoe Livengood

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A Case Study of Police Use of Force on Juveniles in a Southeastern Police Department, Kayce Lowe

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Exploring the Moderating Effects of Aggression on the Relationship Between Negative Urgency and Suicidal Desire, Rachel L. Martin

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Posture Affects Affordance Perception of Reachability in Virtual Reality, Hannah Masoner

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Online Political Participation: Evaluation of the Changing Effects Over Time, Gabriel Davis May

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A Linear Approach to John Adams' Recent Works, Olivia Maynard

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Terrorism And Organized Crime: An Analytical Study From An International Law Perspective, Leila Mejdoubi

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Maize and Bone: An Evaluation and Expansion of a Proposed Model for the Differential Diagnosis of Pellagra in Human Remains, Myra G. Miller

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Early Recruitment of Crassostrea virginica to Restored and Natural Oyster Reefs in the Western Mississippi Sound: Larval Supply and Post-Settlement Success, Leah Morgan

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Zika Message Analysis, Alexandria Phipps

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Methylation-Specific Differentiation of Vaginal Epithelial Cells for Forensic Tissue Typing by Bisulfite Conversion and Pyrosequencing, Elise Pood

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Geographical Analysis of Offender Vulnerability: Modeling Coastal Hazards and Social Disorganization in Southern Mississippi, Ashleigh Nicole Price

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The Fighting Blue Ridgers: Combined Arms Capabilities of the US Army's 80th Infantry Division in World War II, 1944-1945, Brannon Price

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Human Agent Transfer from Observations, Sneha Racharla

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Elevated ADHD Symptoms as a Predictor of Rule Violations among Male Juvenile Offenders, Kathleen Lolley Ramsey

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Soldaten Des Westens: An Analysis of the Wartime Experiences of Three German-American Regiments from the St. Louis-Bellville Region, John Sarvela

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“The Monster of Her Own Creation”: Freud’s Seduction Theory and Algernon Blackwood’s Jimbo: A Fantasy, Kristina Schluter

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The Quiet Classroom Game with an Indiscriminable Contingency in a High School, Stefanie Schrieber

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Development and Employment of Environmental DNA Methods for the Detection of Bull Sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) in a Freshwater and Estuarine Interface in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta and Mobile Bay, Alabama, Katherine Schweiss

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Within, Without: Stories, Erika Olivia Shoup

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First Thirty Days of Life: Examining Calf Behavioral Development in Beluga Whales (Delphinapterus leucas) and Pacific White-Sided Dolphins (Lagenorhyncus obliquidens) at One Zoological Facility, Kendal Smith

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Expanding the Fear of Loss of Vigilance Theory: Using Intolerance of Uncertainty, Responsibility for Harm, and Fear of Sleep to Predict Nocturnal Panic Attacks, Nicole S. Smith

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Are You Happy? Local Economic Development in Northern Thailand, Katherine Sorensen

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Spool, Mary Spooner

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Acute Cardiovascular Response to Low-Load Unilateral, Bilateral, and Alternating Resistance Exercise with Blood Flow Restriction in the Lower Body, Daphney Stanford

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Processing Speed for Action and Semantic Memory, Tyler A. Surber