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Theses from 2022

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INDUCED SPAWNING OF CAPTIVE TRIPLETAIL LOBOTES SURINAMENSIS, Nicholas Adams

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Influence of Altitude and Scan Angle on UAS-LiDAR Ground Height Measurement Accuracy in Juncus roemerianus Scheele (Black Needle Rush)-dominated Marshes, Michael Amelunke

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The Impact of Environmental Variability on Perceptions of Parental Ability From Bodily Cues, Kaitlyn Boykin

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The Rhetoric of Blame: A Rhetorical Framing Analysis of Othering and Blame in Historical Health Crises, Colin G. Cameron

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TEACHING OLD CALIPERS NEW TRICKS: USING CRANIOMETRICS FOR ANCESTRY ADMIXTURE ESTIMATION VIA FUZZY MATH, Kristi Carnahan

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BON APPЀTIT: FAUNAL SUBSISTENCE AT FORT TOMBECBE (1SU7)​, Sarah Coffey

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Yonder, Aaron Cohen

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Henry Knox: The American Frontier as a Foreign Policy Arena, 1785-1794, John DeLee

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Examining Parenting Practices and Routines as Possible Mediators of Parenting Inflexibility and Child Behaviors, Lauren S. Erp

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Analysis of Fossil Pollen from a Pleistocene Cypress Forest Preserved on the Northern Gulf of Mexico Continental Shelf, Kathryn Joyce Garretson

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Sensitivity of a LAMP Assay for Detection of the Dinoflagellate Amyloodinium ocellatum in Simulated Field Conditions and Freeze Tolerance of the Parasite, Robert Gonzales

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An Annotated Bibliography of String Method Books and Theory Books for Pre-College String Students, with a Focus on Music Theory Concepts and Sequence Analysis, Rebecca Zou Hale

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Mindset matters: The relations between growth mindset and academic and career variables among first-generation college students, Dillon Harper

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PREDICTORS OF INTENSIVE SUPERVISION PLACEMENT AMONG COMMITTED YOUTHS WITHIN A MAXIMUM-SECURITY RESIDENTIAL FACILITY, Tiffany Harris

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Knowledge and Perceptions of SLP Graduate Students Regarding Multiculturalism, Evy Jewell Hayes

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The Validity of The VmaxPro during Countermovement Jump and Back Squat Performance, Hunter Haynes

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'AS VIVID AS BLOOD IN A SINK': (RE)READING QUEERNESS AND REPRESSION IN TEJU COLE'S OPEN CITY, Jack Hoda

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TROPHIC ECOLOGY OF SAILFISH LARVAE IN THE GULF OF MEXICO: AN ANALYSIS OF DIET, PREY AVAILABILITY, PREY QUALITY, AND INFLUENCES ON LARVAL GROWTH, April Hugi

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Assessing the effect of negative mood states on valence-dependent belief updating, Aleksandr Karnick

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The Politicization of School Reopenings: Media Coverage of Teachers Unions, Sarah King

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Emotions in Work and War: Comparisons of Emotional-Cultures of New Deal CCC Enrollees and WWII U.S. Army Enlistees, 1933-1945, Maeve Losen

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Large Scale Disease Modeling, Walker Mattox

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"Yours For Freedom": The Life and Legacy of Civil Rights Leader Victoria Gray Adams, Meridian McDaniel

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THE PLAGUE AND THE PARTHENON: CRUSADE, CLIMATE CHANGE AND DISEASE IN THE EARLY MODERN MEDITERRANEAN, John Mark Nicovich

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THERE’S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL (UNTIL CORONAVIRUS COMES AROUND), Jessica Payne

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Celestial Bodies and Other Stories, Emily Prehn

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Understanding Biogeochemical and Physical Controls on Methane Air-Sea Exchange Fluxes in the Pacific Ocean, Sarah Raney

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Success Factors of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Post Early Intervention, Kate Roberts

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The Thin Ideal and Body Positivity: How Do Influencers Affect Female Instagram Users?, Jeralynn Servos

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A Comparison of Natural, Living, and Hardened Shorelines Ability to Prevent Coastal Erosion and Maintain a Healthy Ecosystem, Gabrielle Spellmann

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INFLUENCES OF YOUTUBE ADVERTISING ON YOUNG ADULTS: A SOCIAL IDENTITY PERSPECTIVE, Nathakorn Srithong

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The impact of formal education, specialized training, and offense type on perceptions of employability: Can bias toward hiring a person with a criminal history be mitigated?, Rheanna Standridge

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Investigation of DNA Variability and Phylogenetic Relationships of Perlesta (Plecoptera: Perlidae) in Mississippi, James C. Valentine and Mac H. Alford

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Examining the Association Between Fictive Kin Care, Parental Attachment and Emotional Distress in College Students, Roxanne Watts

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Structure-Property Evaluation of the Dielectric Properties of Radar Absorbing Materials in Free Space, Dane Wedgeworth

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Reassessment of Species Boundaries and Phylogenetic Relationships in the Desmodium ciliare complex (Fabaceae) Using Morphological and DNA Data, Joshua Wilkinson

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Like My Voice, Now Yours, Megan Wilkinson

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Recovery from Minor Tropical Cyclones: the Response of Faith-based Organizations and Government Agencies to Minor Tropical Cyclones in Biloxi, Mississippi, Camilla Witherspoon

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USING DEEP LEARNING AND UAV IMAGERY TO DETECT ELKHORN CORAL IN ST. CROIX’S EAST END MARINE PARK, Samuel Wyatt

Theses from 2021

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Higher Command: An Examination of African American Leadership in the Vietnam Era, Amanda Abulawi

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Matching Equation: Teacher Rates of Praise and Reprimands, Meleah Ackley

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A Deep Learning-Based Automatic Object Detection Method for Autonomous Driving Ships, Ojonoka Erika Atawodi

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A Modified Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient Method for Approximating the Scattering Amplitude, Samson Ayo

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The Effects of Using Behavioral Skills Training in Teaching Non-ABA Professionals to Implement Discrete Trial Training: A Meta-Analysis, Lindsey Bernard

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Racial Bias in Pain Perception and Treatment Among Healthcare Pre-Professionals, Raegan Bishop

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The Effects of Parent-Implemented Demanded Eye Contact as a Component of EID on Child Compliance, Halley Claire Blanchard

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Determining Subgroups That Exist Among US Firearm Owners, Allison Eileen Bond

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Exploring the Influence of Diurnal Forcing on Tidal Inlet Exchange and the Impact on the movement of Oxygen Depleted Waters in the Mississippi Sound and Bight Region, Courtney Bouchard

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An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Music Theory Resources for the Middle and High School Choral Classroom with Alignment to Mississippi College- and Career-Readiness Standards, Amanda M. Brandon

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Acquaintances and Other Stories, Morgan E. Brewer

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Effects of Religiosity and Self-Control on At-Risk Adolescent Substance Use and Delinquency, Lauren Burns

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Population Parameter Estimation and Stable Isotope Analysis of Gulf Sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi) in the Pascagoula River, Alfonso Cohuo

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An Analysis of Nobuo Uematsu’s Linear Structures: The Score of Final Fantasy VI’s Opera, Daniel Comeaux

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Underrepresentation of Women in American Politics, Lindsey Crane

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Different Class: The Creation of the Premier League and the Commercialization of English Football, Colin Damms

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For Cause and Countries: Initial, Sustaining, and Combat Motivation in the Royal Air Force Eagle Squadrons, 1940-1942, Timothy DeFazio

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The Effects of Vertical Diel Thermocline Movement on the Settling of Marine Snow in a River Influenced Marine Environment, Nadine Doiron

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Mitigating Negative Perceptions Due to Gender Norm Violation Through Adherence to Another Prevalent Gender Norm, Kelsey Drea

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A Multigrid Homotopy Method For Computing Eigenfunctions of Differential Operators With Two-Dimensional Heterogeneity, Chelsea Drum

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Haunted and Hunted: The Gothic and the Ghostly in The Light and Asylum, Adam Dunnells

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Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and the Microbiomes of Two Benthic Species, Samantha Ells

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Media Frames and Abortion Issue Polarization, Shianne Galuska

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A Collection of Misfits, Kayla Gates

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Trophic Ecology of Mesopelagic Fish Larvae and Juveniles in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Emily Gipson

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Spatial and Seasonal Patterns of Above- and Belowground Vegetation Biomass and Potential Drivers in the Pascagoula River Delta, MS, Evan Grimes

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Structural Re-orientation of Magmatic Fabrics and Layering in the Lower Oceanic Crust: Hole GT1, Wadi Tayin Massif, Samail Ophiolite, Justin Guillot

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An Assessment of the Diverse Freshwater Turtle Fauna of Mississippi, Lucas Haralson

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Small-Scale Resuspension and Redistribution of Surface Sediments in the Northeast Gulf of Mexico, Austin Harris

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PRIVACY-AWARE AND HARDWARE-BASED ACCLERATION AUTHENTICATION SCHEME FOR INTERNET OF DRONES, Tom Henson

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“Man-Cub They Call Me”: Mowgli’s Constructed Childhood in Kipling’s Jungle Books, David Hii

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Women Under Colonial Coverture: Divorce, Property Rights, and Inheritance in Early Massachusetts, Sarah Anne Hogue

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Comparison of Supported Liquid Extraction and Solid Phase Extraction of Methamphetamine from Urine and Method Validation by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, Taylor Hood

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“Precios perle wythouten spotte”: Accepting the Unknowable in Pearl, Jana Ishee

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Design, Synthesis, and Characterization of Glycodendrons Through Small Molecule and Linear Polymer Models, Molly Jones

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Of Metal, Paper and Light: Stories, Joseph Labernik

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An Evaluation of Activity in a Colonial Maya Cemetery Using Femoral Cross-Sectional Analysis, Casey LeJeune

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Mass Analysis and Raw Material Sourcing as Metrics of Poverty Point's Socio-Political Organization, Jeffrey Lewis, Jr.

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The Effects of Sexual Surrogacy on Satisfaction, Happiness, and Well-Being, Ryan Liu-Pham

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Blind Walking, Corley Longmire

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Paradoxes of the Heart and Mind: Three Case Studies in White Identity, Southern Reality, and the Silenced Memories of Mississippi Confederate Dissent, 1860-1979, Billy Loper

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RISK PERCEPTION AND RESPONSE AMONG INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI, Elida Lopes Souza Rocha

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Comparing the Efficacy of Two Affirmation Interventions to Reduce Stereotype Threat Effects on Women’s Math Performance, Alicia Macchione

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Evaluating Marsh Restoration Success Using Structural and Trophic Metrics on Deer Island, MS, Emelia Marshall

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Helping the Shoe to Fit, Amber Martin

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The Shortcomings of Maize: Using Tipu to Assess Maize Consumption and its Impact on Stature and Limb Proportions Among the Maya, Peter Mercier

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Depressive Symptoms and Marijuana Outcomes in College Students: The Mediating Role of Protective Behavioral Strategies for Marijuana, Nicholas Militello

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“I’ll Make a Captain Among Ye, and Do Somewhat to be Talk of Forever After”: Female Civic Agency in Sir Thomas More’s Staged Insurrection, Heather Miller

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How Historic Shipwrecks Influence Dispersal of Deep-Sea Microbiomes, Rachel Moseley

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Little Bodies, Little People: Conflating the Child and the Dwarf in The History of Sir Thomas Thumb, Hannah Mummert

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The Effects of Segmenting Worksheets on Independent Seatwork with Elementary Students Delivered in a Remote Manner Using Parents as Interventionists, Lauren Peak

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Assessing the Rates of Post-Depositional Change Within 2004 Indian Ocean Sediments: Implications for Long-Term Records of Paleotsunamis, Lillian Pearson

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When Time Shall Surrender: Disability, Crip Time, and John Clare's Language of Annihilation, Ian Pittman

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On a Stochastic Model of Epidemics, Rachel Prather

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Storms and Stories, Ryan Price

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Contextualizing a Crisis: Examining Michigan State University Press Releases and the Larry Nassar Scandal, Courtney Robinson

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Analyzing the Consistency of Scoring Porotic Hyperostosis From 3D Scans, Carson Rouse

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USING PRAISE TO INCREASE VISUAL ATTENDING IN AN ASYNCHRONOUS ONLINE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT: AN EYE TRACKING STUDY, Andrew J. Rozsa III

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Characterization of the Bacterial Microbiome of Exotic Tick Species Collected from Migratory Birds, Raima Sen

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GET INTO IT: UNPACKING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HEGEMONIC NORMS AND THE RACE AND GENDER OF POP ARTISTS, Bailey Shelton

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Multi-valued Solutions for the Equation of Motion, Darcy-Jordan Model, as a Cauchy Problem: A Shocking Event, Chandler Shimp