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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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

Dissertations from 2008

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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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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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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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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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Dispersion States and Surface Characteristics of Physically Blended Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane/Polymer Hybrid Nanocomposites, Rahul Misra

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Power Base Perceptions of School Administrators At Residential Schools For the Culturally Deaf, Allison Washington Moffett

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Synthesis, Propagation Kinetics, and Characterization of D,L-Lactide-Based Polyols and Polyurethanes Therefrom, Scott Joseph Moravek

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Synthesis and Characterization of Polymeric Materials Derived From Multifunctional Alkyl Alpha-Hydroxymethlacrylates, Jean-Francois Morizur

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Factors That Are Associated With Students' Standardized Reading Achievement Scores, Cherie Nichole Mothershead

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Rhetoric With Humor: An Analysis Of Hispanic/Latino Comedians' Uses Of Humor, George Pacheco

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Factors That Contribute To a Successful Secondary Vocational Education Program In the State of Mississippi, Erin Leigh Parker

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The Effects of Positive Behavior Intervention Support On Office Discipline Referrals, Third and Fourth Grade Reading and Math Scores, and Perceptions of Teachers Regarding Discipline and Safety In Alabama Elementary Schools, Denise Yvonne Pavlovich

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Factors Associated With Attitudes Toward Learning in an Online Environment: Transactional Distance, Technical Efficacy, and Physical Surroundings, Jodi Elizabeth Pettazzoni

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Perceptions of Sources of Pressure and Reasons for Dismissals of Mississippi High School Head Coaches, Michael Keith Pigott

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The Relationship Between the Teacher's Perception of the Principal's Leadership Style and Personal Motivation, Aletta Marie Price

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Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy Studies of Nafion, David Walter Rhoades

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Communication, Crisis, and Identity: Dialectical Tensions In Family Narratives About Hurricane Katrina, Laura Poole Rogers

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The Associated Colleges of the South: A Case Study Chronicling Program Development At the Consortium and the Significance of Consortium Membership Through the Experiences of Presidents of Member Institutions, Todd S. Rose

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Marathon, Ohio, Alan Guido Russi Jr.

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A Metamorphosis of Thought: Parent Education Based on Transformative Learning Theory in a Title I-Funded Middle School, Ayanna Lichelle Shivers

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The Perceptions of Superintendents Regarding the Need For Graduate Business Classes In Educational Leadership, Howard Leland Smith

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Emotional Intelligence As a Non-Traditional Predictor of College Student Retention and Graduation, Larry Austin Sparkman

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The Relationship Between African American Students' Self-Beliefs and Beliefs About Teachers and Academic Outcomes and Disciplinary Referrals, James Matthew Thompson

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Attacking Ethos: The Rhetorical Use of Uncertainty In the 2004 Election, Theron Allen Verdon

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Identifying Preschool Students In Need of Early Intervention, Cassie Delso Wells

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Gifted Education Exposure in Introductory Special Education Texts: Quantitative Text Content Analysis, Sandra Kay Hansen Wentworth

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The Relationship Between Learning Styles and Student Performance On the Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test In a Low Performing, Low Socioeconomic-Status School, Joseph Lassale Williams

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The Relationship Between Principals' Leadership Self-Efficacy, Student Achievement and School Performance, Robert Louis Williams

Dissertations from 2007

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The Role of Technology In Teachers' Professional Development, Nisrine Nabih Adada

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Metaphor Production In the Expression of Emotional Language: An Investigation Into the Influence of Worldview, Epistemological Preference, and Emotional Expressivity, James Michael Adams