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Theses from 2012

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Marginalization of Mothers in the Market: A Comparative Study of the Limits and Opportunities for Public Policy, Jennifer Mary Crosslin

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Distant Neighbors: Negotiating Space and Urban Development in a Southern Mississippi Community, Kelly Jo Davila

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A Bloody Yesteryear and a Brighter Tomorrow: Late Cold War Anti-Heroes in the 1980s Graphic Novels of Alan Moore and Frank Miller, Jeremy Andrew DeFatta

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Comparison of Commercial DNA Extraction Kits with That of Organic Extraction Procedures Using Simulated Forensic Evidence Samples, Denise Nicole Dent

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Mass Spectrometry Based Free Radical Induced Fragmentation Study of Chemically Modified Cysteine Containing Peptides, Veronika Vitalyevna Dubniakova

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A Place Like Home, Tabitha Denae Epperson

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Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics in High Intensity Minimal Exchange Shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) Raceways, John Henry Francis

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Bacterioplankton Production in the Western Mississippi Sound and the Role of Photosynthetic Extracellular Release as a Driver of Bacterial Production, Amy Michele Glover

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Exploring Parenting as a Predictor of Criminogenic Thinking Among College Students, Rose Angeline Gonzalez

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Improved Detection Methods for Selected Vibrio Species in the Marine Aquatic Environment, Kimberly Jordan Griffitt

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The Effects of DRO and DRA for Increasing Academic Engagement and Decreasing Disruptive Behavior of Elementary Students in General Education Classrooms, Jonna Lea Halphen

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Cross-Cultural Contact on Ship Island, Mississippi: An Analysis of the French Warehouse Site Ceramic Assemblage from an Aboriginal and Engendered Perspective, Barbara Thedy Hester

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Assessing the Functional Accuracy and Quality of Volunteered Geographic Information: A Comparison of Open Street Map and Navteq Road Datasets, Brett William Hode

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Photo-Poetics: Photographic Narratives in the New Journalism, John David Hosemann Jr.

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Effects of Hurricane Disturbance on the Stopover Ecology of Intercontinental Landbird Migrants in Coastal Louisiana, Emily Johanna Lain

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Approximation of Elements of Exponentials of Differential Operators With Rational Quadrature, Daniel Elwood Lanterman

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Do You See Yourself in the Future or Past? The Moderating Role of Cultural Orientation in Explaining Temporal Orientation of Self-Referencing, Seungae Lee

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The Effect of POSS Modified Montmorillonite On Elastomer Nanocomposites, Elana Celeste Lewis

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Mode Water in the Sea of Japan: A Study on the Reproducibility of Mode Water in the Data-Assimilating Regional Navy Coastal Ocean Model, Lea Kristen Locke

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Spatial and Temporal Variability of Particulate and Chromophoric Dissolved Organic Matter Absorption in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Ashley Ann Lojek

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Friend-Zone With Benefits: The Parasocial Advertising of Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Anette Lueck

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The Effects of Check-In/Check-Out and Check-In/Check-Out in Combination With Social Skills Training for Students Who Exhibit Disruptive Classroom Behavior, Aimee Maldonado

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Profession of Faith: Congressional Websites and Religious Expression in the 112th Congress, Molly Jaye McGuffee

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Evaluating Macrobenthic Indicators of Organic Enrichment and Hypoxia Within the Coastal Mississippi Hypoxic Zone, Daneen P. Menke

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Producing Data to Support the Detection and Understanding of Early On-Set Corrosion in Accelerated Weathering, Stephanie Suzanne Messer

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German POWs, Biopolitics, & the Piney Woods: Using Foucault to Analyze Resistance at Camp Shelby's POW Camp During World War II, Patricia Lynn Miller-Beech

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The Effects of the Good Behavior Game With General Education High School Students, Rachel R. Mitchell

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Phase Speciation of Carbohydrates and Dioxins in Rivers and Coastal Waters in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, Kusumica Mitra

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William Colmer and the Politics of the New Deal Labor Legislation 1933-1940, Zachary Wyatt Moulds

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Identifying and Characterizing Non-Coding RNAs in the Dinoflagellate Karenia brevis, Helen Namataka

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Protective Behavioral Strategies and Their Relationship With Negative Alcohol Consequences Among Intercollegiate Athletes, Jeremy James Noble

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A Comparison of Two Boundary Methods For Biharmonic Boundary Value Problems, Jaeyoun Oh

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Determining the Trophic Role of Gulf Menhaden (Brevoortia patronus) Using Carbon and Nitrogen Stable Isotopes, Zachary Olsen

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Rapid Approximation of Bilinear Forms Involving Matrix Functions Through Asymptotic Analysis of Gaussian Node Placement, Elisabeth Marie Palchak

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Efficiency of Using Commercial DNA Extraction Kits and the Organic Extraction Method in Removal of Polymerase Chain Reaction Inhibitors, Brandi Jo Payne

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Anode Material Testing for Marine Sediment Microbial Fuel Cells, Andrew John Quaid

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Nontraditional and Traditional Student Motives to Use Their University Communication Center, Hannah Pritchard Rachal

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Comparison of the Observed Mixe Layer Depth in the Lee of the Hawaiian Island to the Modeled Mixed Layer Depth of the Regional Navy Coastal Ocean Model, Jeffery Todd Rayburn

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No One Really Knows You, Andrew Charles Rhodes

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Furnish the Balance: The 1863 Roots of Hard Strategy in the American Civil War, Angela Maria Riotto

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Fungal Biofilm Colonization and Succession on Artificial Reefs in the North-Central Gulf of Mexico, Amy Leigh Salamone

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East of the Tracks: Grassroots Environmentalism in South Mississippi, Heather Kay Sanchez

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Panic Behind the Mask: The Spanish Influenza Epidemic of 1918 in New Orleans, Sarah Theresa Savage

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Capecitabine Induced Hand and Foot Syndrome and the Reproducibility of Friction Skin, Rodney Allen Schenk

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Opportunistic Random Media Access in WLANs, Chong Tang

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Single Liquid-Liquid Extraction of Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol and 11-Nor-Carboxy-Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol at an Acidic pH, Meghan Ann Tanner

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Immunostimulatory and Cellular Toxic Effects of Single-Stranded RNA On Cancer Cells, Chengwen Teng

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"We Need the Storm, the Whirlwind, the Earthquake": The Intersection of Language and Violence in Nat Turner's "Confessions" and Frederick Douglass's My Bondage and My Freedom, Allison L. Tharp

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Factors Influencing the Spatial and Temporal Distrubtion of Primary Productivity and Community Respiration in the Mississippi Coastal Estuarine Region, Ryan Anthony Vandermeulen

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pH-Responsive Polymers for Biosurfaces: An Investigation of Solution Properties and Surface Modifying Performance, Yuhong Wei

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Perceptions and Realities of the Irish Republican Army During the Second World War, L.B. Wilson III

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Speaking for Others: A Political Analysis of Civil Rights Archives, Erin Nancy Wimmer

Theses from 2011

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Continuous Analysis of Photocatalytic Activity in Thin-Films and Coatings, Steven Michael Allee

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Influence of Detritus Levels and Organic Pollution on Interspecific Resource Competition, Oviposition Behavior, and Larval Survival of Two Tire-Inhabiting Mosquito Species (Diptera: Culicidae), David Wayne Allgood

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Thermal Tolerance of Age-0 Gulf of Mexico Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis): Ontogenetic and Genetic Effects, Corey Robert Anderson

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Motivating Factors Influencing Spectator Attendance At Professional Soccer Events in Brazil, Rafael Andreis

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Family, Feud, and the Conduct of War in Anglo-Saxon England, Elnathan Barnett

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A Comparison of the Effects of a Function-Based Intervention to a Non-Function-Based Intervention to Address Problem Behaviors in Preschoolers, Katherine Marie Bellone

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Parenting a Chronically Ill Child: Social Support, Coping, Family Hardiness, and Maternal Stress, Kathryn Lynch Bigalke

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To Shift or Not To Shift: Maximizing the Efficiency of a Wireless Sensor Network Using Multiple Sinks, Chabli Boler

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An Analytical Study of Air-Sea CO2 Gas Exchange in the Northwest Mississippi Bight Region, Andrea Kathryn Braatz

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The Viral Fingerprint: A Content Analysis of Popular Viral Advertisements, Thomas Grant Broadus II

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State Super-Maximum Security Policies: An Examination of Admission Characteristics, Classification Reviews, Mental Health Amenities, and Inmate Privileges, Harry Daniel Butler

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Tri-State Boolean Satisfiability with Commit: An Efficient Partial Solution Using Hyperlogic, Kevin Michael Byrd

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Parental Struggles with Obtaining Services for Children with Special Needs, Regina Lynn Carr

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Diet and Feeding-Related Morphometrics of the Blackstripe Topminnow, Fundulus notatus, in Allotropic and Syntopic Populations with the Blackspotted Topminnow, Fundulus olivaceus, Charles Michael Champagne

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The Relationship Between Salivary Cortisol Levels and Stressful Behaviors upon the Introduction of a New Exhibit Mate in Captive Black and Gold Howler Monkeys (Alouatta caraya) at the Hattiesburg Zoo, Cassie Mechelle Chandler

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Stationary Density Computation of the Frobenius-Perron Operators Based on the Dirac Delta Function, Suanrong Chen

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An Examination of the Yang-Baxter Equation, Alexandru Cibotarica

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A Meta-Analysis of Component Treatment Studies: Are the Parts as Good as the Whole?, Erin Jane Clarke

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A Significant Wave, Frederick Darrell Clarke

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Feeding Selectivity and Habitat Usage of Esox americanus, Scott Richard Clark

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Ancestral Analysis of the French Colonial Moran Cemetery, Biloxi, Mississippi, Danielle Nicole Cook

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I Don't Know Why You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello: Concepts of Place in Eudora Welty's The Optimist's Daughter and Elizabeth Bowen's The Death of the Heart, Emily Frances Cooley

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The Deer Island Site (22HR500): Prehistoric Ceramics and Their Meaning on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Donald Louis Craig

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Temporal and Spatial Variability of Phytoplankton Biomass in Coastal Mississippi Waters, Lorin Matthew Dornback

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A Content Analysis of Statutory Grounds for Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights: The Impacts and Susceptibility of Incarcerated Mothers and Their Children, Holly Marie Duke

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Chemical Processing of Fingerprints on Thermal Paper, Megan Elizabeth Dutton

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A Study of the Early American Author Judith Sargent Murray, Her Role in Early American Print Culture and Her Misappropriation by Twentieth-Century Feminism, Robert Allen Fowler

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The Effect of the Chemical Composition of Low Salinity Water on the Growth, Development, and Survival of Cultured Juvenile Blue Crabs, Dyan Patricia Gibson

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A Way In, Laura Elizabeth Goldstein

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Lead and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A Meta-Analysis, James Kenneth Goodlad III

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Transmitting Whiteness: Librarians, Children, and Race, 1900-1930s, Shane Hand

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Sham City, Evan Samuel Harrison

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The Use of Computed Tomography to Measure Biogenic Structures in Recently Hypoxic and Normoxic Sediments on the Louisiana Continental Shelf, Valerie Ann Hartman

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Consequences of Contact: An Evaluation of Childhood Health Patterns Using Enamel Hypoplasias Among the Colonial Maya of Tipu, Amanda R. Harvey

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Everyone is Moving: A Collection of Short Fiction and Nonfiction, Elizabeth Anne Hegwood

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Electricity and Other Dreams, Micah Dean Hicks

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Metaphasia: Shelley and the Language of Remoter Worlds, Michael Andrew Howell

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Metaphasia: Shelley and the Language of Remoter Worlds, Michael Andrew Howell

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A Study of Processing-Structure-Property Correlations in Novel Inorganic Phosphate Glass/Polyamide 66 Hybrid Materials with Enhanced Benefits, Jin Katena

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Mechanisms of Non-Enzymatic Peptide Bond Formation: Thioester and Transamidation Routes, Danielle Amie Landry

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Fraction-Free Methods for Determinants, Deanna Richelle Leggett

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Chemical, Biological, and Preliminary In Vitro Studies of Novel Vanadium(IV) Complexes with Schiff Bases and Thiosemicarbazone Ligands, Nerissa Abigail Lewis

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Mycorrhizal Colonization of Native Salt Marsh Plants On Mississippi's Gulf Coast and the Effects of Commercial Mycorrhizal Inoculants On Nursery-Grown Plants, Kathryn Rondot McBride

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Mycorrhizal Colonization of Native Salt Marsh Plants on Mississippi's Gulf Coast and the Effects of Commercial Mycorrhizal Inoculants on Nursery-Grown Plants, Kathryn Rondot McBride

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Assessing Landscape Change in Western Honduras, 1957-2010, Eric Lenhardt McGregor

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Beneath the Surface: American Culture and Submarine Warfare in the Twentieth Century, Matthew Robert McGrew

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Beneath the Surface: American Culture and Submarine Warfare in the Twentieth Century, Matthew Robert McGrew

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The Relationship of Testosterone and 5-HT to Aggressive, Self-Aggressive, and Antisocial Behavior in Men, Anne Winston McIntyre