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Dissertations from 2009

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Form Blindness Testing: Assessing the Ability to Perform Latent Print Examination by Traditional Versus Nontraditional Students, Dean James Bertram

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Understanding the Change Styles of Teachers To Improve Student Achievement, Arlene May Green Bigby

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Stories, Ethics and the Interpretation of Meaning: Bearing Witness to Mothers' Stories of Their Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Experience, Angela Chisum Blackburn

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Transcript Analysis of the CSO Operon and Characterization of Two Sets of Conserved Bacterial Microcompartment Genes in the Model Organism Halothiobacillus neapolitanus, Fei Cai

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Investigation of Novel Thiol "Click" Reactions, Justin William Chan

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Reactor R&D: Synthesis and Optimization of Metallic Nitride Fullerenes and the Introduction of Two New Classes of Endohedral Metallofullerenes, Metallic Nitride Azafullerenes and Oxo-Metallic Fullerenes, Curtis Earl Coumbe

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Gender, Mathematics, Reading Comprehension and Science Reasoning as Predictors of Science Achievement Among African-American Students at a Historical Black College or University, Consuella Artiemese Davis

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Negotiating Disorienting Dilemmas and the Transformative Learning Process in a Complex Society, Constance Tarver Dodson

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Functional Characterization and Assembly Studies of Carboxysomes in Halothiobacillus neapolitanus, Zhicheng Dou

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African-American College Student Attitudes Toward Physics and Their Effect on Achievement, Carl Timothy Drake

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Conservation Genetics and Systematics of Several Turtles Species in the Southeastern United States, Joshua Robert Ennen

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Motivated By Money: Students With Academic Scholarships Versus Those Without and Their Emotional Intelligence, Elizabeth Marie Elbert Giroir

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An Investigation of the Persuasive Effects Of Rhetorical Questions, Message Framing, and the Elm In Promoting Responsible Cell Phone Usage, Robert James Glenn III

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Integration of the BSCS 5E Instructional Method and Technology in an Anatomy and Physiology Lab, Tamilselvi Gopal

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Teaching Science in Light of World View: The Effect of Contextualized Instruction On the Scientific Compatibility of Religious College Students' World Views, Paula Rae Gossard

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A Cross-Cultural Study of Intergenerational Communication In Workplace, Yan Guan

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Reverse Engineering of Gene Regulatory Networks for Discovery of Novel Interactions in Pathways Using Gene Expression Data, Tanwir Habib

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The 2008 United States Senate Elections: A Typology of Negative Themes On Candidate-Sponsored Websites, Erin Brining Hammond

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An Assessment of the Impact of a Science Outreach Program, Science In Motion, On Student Achievement, Teacher Efficacy, and Teacher Perception, Phillip Allen Herring

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Remote Sensing of Harmful Algal Blooms in the Mississippi Sound and Mobile Bay: Modelling and Algorithm Formation, Dan Martin Holiday

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The Effects of Climate Variability On the Structure of the Phytoplankton Community in Tumaco Bay, Colombia, Ingrid Garcia-Hansen Honkala

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Entropy and Certainty in Lossless Data Compression, James Jay Jacobs

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An Assessment of Democratic Policing in the Turkish National Police: Police Officials' Attitudes Toward Recent Police Reforms, Akin Karatay

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A Comparative Analysis of Roman Palester's "Concertino Pour Saxophone Alto et Orchestre a Cordes", Brian Donald Kauth

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Investigation of the Relationship Between Polymer Structures and Thermal, Mechanical, Viscoelastic Properties, Ethem Kaya

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Classroom Management: Teacher Training, Attitudes and Beliefs, and Intervention Practices, Margaret Catherine Davis Ladner

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Student Perceptions of an Effective Learning Environment Across the Dimensions of Synchronous, Asynchronous, and Face-To-Face Instruction, Jarrett Landor-Ngemi

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The Relationship Between Calcium Intake, Obesity, and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors: The Jackson Heart Study, Marjuyua Lartey-Rowser

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Inferring Gene Regulatory Networks From Time Series Microarray Data, Peng Li

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Bridging Functional Genomics and Toxicogenomics Through DNA Microarrays In a Fish Model, Shuzhao Li

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Principal efficacy: An investigation of school principals' sense of efficacy and indicators of school effectiveness, Charles Wayne Lovell

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Application of Molecular Modeling in the Noncovalent Dispersion of Carbon Nanomaterials, Praveen Kumar Madasu

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Experimental Population Dynamics of Amyloodinium ocellatum in the Spotted Seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus, and the Red Snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, Ignacio Masson

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Molecular Interactions Involved in the Biogenesis of Bacterial Microcompartments, Balaraj Balaram Menon

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Design, Synthesis, and Film Formation of Fluorine Containing Colloidal Dispersions, Anuradha Misra

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Random and Block Copolymers of Poly(dodecamethylene terephthalamide), Theodore Frank Novitsky Jr.

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Matching Time of Day and Preference For Adolescent Achievement, Leisha Moree Parker

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Magnetic and Dielectric Properties of Sulfonated (S) Poly[(styrene)-(ethylene-co-butylene)]-styrene (SEBS) Block Copolymer/Magnetic Metal Oxide Nanocomposites Synthesized via an In-Situ Precipitation Method, Sateesh Kumar Peddini

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Influence of Functional Components On the Film Formation of Colloidal Dispersions, Kevin Lee Rhudy

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Student Satisfaction and Persistence---A Study of Factors Which Are Vital To Student Retention, Jalynn Glenn Roberts

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Drop Out or Persist? The Influence of Differentiated Instruction and Teacher Behavior On College Freshmen and GED Students, Vera Strickland Robertson

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Tuning Pig Liver Esterase Enantioselectivity for the Synthesis of Unnatural Serine and Tyrosine Analogues, Dale Anthony Rosado Jr.

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Factors Influencing Nurse Faculty's Job Satisfaction and Intent to Stay, Sally Pulver Ruel

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Oceanic-Atmospheric Modes of Variability and Their Effect On River Flow and Blue Crab (Callinectes sapidus) Abundance in the Northcentral Gulf of Mexico, Guillermo Humberto Sanchez Rubio

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Factors Influencing the Environmental Quality of the Bay of Saint Louis, Mississippi and Implications for Evolving Coastal Management Policies, Pradnya Ankush Sawant

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Bacterial Cell Wall Components Affect Hemocyte Composition and Gene Expression in the Blue Crab, Callinectes sapidus: An Insight Into Effectors of Immune Function, Natasha Jayna Sharp

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Preparation and Characterization of Thiol Based Polymeric Materials, Junghwan Shin

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Block and Traditional School Schedules: Comparison of Student Achievement By MSAT Scores and High School Science Teachers' Views, Robert Decker Smith

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The Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs: The Graduates' Perspective, Shannon Saxby Smith

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Teacher Education Preparation Assessment System and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education Accreditation, Deborah Lynn Vaughan Stoulig

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Investigation Into Select Isoquinolines as a Putative Causal Agent of Ethanol Addiction in Mammals, Jacob Christopher Strawbridge

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A Pilot Study of Organizational Performance, Performance Barriers and Faculty Engagement in the Nursing Education Unit, Yolanda Chapman Turner

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The Impact of Fast ForWord on MCT Scores and Student Achievement, Michael Harvey Van Vinkle

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Study of Thermal Frontal Polymerization Utilizing Reactive and Non-Reactive Additives, Veronika Grace Viner

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The Alabama Advanced Placement Initiative: The Roles Of The Principal, Teacher, and Student In Bridging the Racial and Socio-Economic Gap In College Preparatory Curricula, Kimberly LaRaine Walker

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The Relationship of Principal Leadership Behaviors With School Climate, Teacher Job Satisfaction, and Student Achievement, Maurice Demond Williams

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A Case Study Analysis of Organizational Crisis Communication During Hurricane Katrina, Rebecca Nell Woodrick

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Retention, Social Promotion, and Droput Rates In Mississippi, Jennifer Jo Woodruff

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High School Sophomores' Perceptions of the Role of Extra-Curricular Activities as Preparation for College Admission, John Earl Wyble

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RAFT Synthesis of Water-Soluble, Stimuli-Responsive (Co)polymers and Post-Polymerization End Group Modification Via the Thiol-ene Reaction, Bing Yu

Dissertations from 2008

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In Vitro and In Vivo Techniques For Screening New Natural Product-Based Fungicides For Control of Strawberry Anthracnose, Maritza Tatiana Abril-Castillo

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Barriers In Educating Homeless Children and Youth, Gloria E. White Adams

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Preparation of Carboxylic Acid Functionalized Glycopolymers Through RAFT and Post-Polymerization Modification For Biomedical Application, Husnu Alp Aliededeoglu

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Teachers' Participation In Formal Induction Programs and Their Subsequent Level of Professional Growth In Wisconsin Public Schools, Paul Edmund Blanford

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Middle-Level Leaders Perceptions of Accountability, Deena Cousar Brown

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The Role of Teachers In School Safety, Leslie Lee Brown

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Defining Acquaintance Rape: College Students' Perceptions of Sexual Consent and Coercion, Sara E. Buck Doude

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The Emotional Intelligence and Resilience of School Leaders: An Investigation Into Leadership Behaviors, Aileen Thompson Bumphus

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A Study to Determine Factors That Inhibit Compliance With Engaging In Recommended Papanicolaou Smear Screenings In African American Women, Valecia Gail Carter

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The Principal's Role In Teacher Retention, Sametra Danyal Chisolm

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Photopolymerization and Characterization of Crosslinked Thiol-ene Networks and POSS/Thiol-ene Nanocomposites, Tolecia Sheronda Shaunee Clark

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Support Systems, Isolation, and Intended Persistence In Doctoral Education, Casey Nicole Cockrell

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Keeping the Faith: The Public Library's Commitment to Adult Education, 1950--2006, Brenda Weeks Coleman

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Post-Disaster Effects of Hurricane Katrina on Significantly Affected College Students Compared To Moderately Affected College Students, Charles Thomas Coleman

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Principals' Knowledge of IDEA and Their Implementation of Special Education Services, Karen Smith Collins

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The Effect of the Middle School Concept On Student Achievement In Coastal Mississippi Middle Level Schools, Mary Lee Davis

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Student Achievement and Teacher Perceptions In Small Schools and Large Schools, Frances Irene Dearman

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Knowledge of Pain Management In Older Adults as a Content Area for Continuing Professional Education for Licensed Nurses, Wanda Cleveland Dubuisson

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First-Year Academically Underprepared Students' Judgments of Their Perceived Academic Advising Needs and Preferences and Their Level of Satisfaction and Intention to Persist at the University of Southern Mississippi, Jennifer Lorean Ducksworth

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Differences in learning motivations of professionals and nonprofessionals participating in two south Mississippi Institutes for Learning in Retirement, Constance Marie Farmer

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Review of the Genus Polycheria Haswell, a Symbiotic Group of Amphipods (Crustacea: Dexaminidae) With Descriptions of New Species from Florida, the Caribbean Sea, and the Indo-Pacific Region, John Milton Foster

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Effectiveness of Before and After-School Tutoring Programs As Measured By the Mississippi Curriculum Test, Patricia Marie Goyette

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Perceptions and Knowledge of Special Education Law Among Building Administrators In a Selected Georgia School District, Patricia Claire Grasso

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Reverse Recruitment: Activation of Yeast Genes at the Nuclear Periphery, Terry Marvin Haley

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Online Delivery at Traditional Institutions: Faculty Concerns and Knowledge About Intellectual Property Rights, La Toya Monique Hart

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Induction and Peer Coaching Programs In a Middle School Setting, Shanti LaDawn Howard

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Investigation of the Interactions of Cationic Polyelectrolytes With Anionic Surfactants: Effects of Polymer, Surfactant and Solution Properties, Lisa Renee Huisinga

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Factors Related to Nonacademic Adjustment of Freshmen Students, Nykela Horne Jackson

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The Influence of Career-Technical Student Organizations On Non-Traditional and Traditional Community College Students, Suzanne Lee Johnson

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Are the Math Scores of Students Who Are Taught Mathematics Utilizing the Methods Endorsed By the Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative Affected?, Brenda Elise Jolly

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The Rhetorical Strategies of Pregnancy Support Centers Including the Visual Rhetoric of Fetal Ultrasound Technology, Raymond Kyle Jones

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The Perceptions of the Effectiveness of the Phoenix Alternative Program, Jason Dethor Laffitte

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Photopolymerization and Characterization of Thiol-enes and Thiourethanes, Qin Li

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Gene Expression Profiles as Molecular Indicators of Dissolved Oxygen Stress in Grass Shrimp Palaemonetes pugio Holthuis 1949, Tiandao Li

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Evaluating Vascular Plant Composition and Species Richness on Horn Island, Mississippi, Using Passive and Active Remote Sensing in Conjunction With Ground Based Measurements, Kelly Lynn Lucas

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Yellow Head Virus: Transmission and Genome Analyses, Hongwei Ma

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The Relationship Between Dynamic and Chemical Factors On the Morphology in AOT-Water-Polymer Systems, Jolanta Elzbieta Marszalek

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The Influence of Verbal Aggressiveness and Verbal Argumentativeness On College Student Leadership Styles, Jane Anne Mattina

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Examination of an Aloe Vera Galacturonate Polysaccharide Capable of In Situ Gelation for the Controlled Release of Protein Therapeutics, Shawn David McConaughy

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A Systematic and Taxonomic Review of the Family Pseudotanaidae (Crustacea: Peracarida: Tanaidacea) Based Primarily on Morphometric Cladistic Analysis, Jerry Alan McLelland