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Dissertations from 2006

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Religious Newspaper Coverage of the Civil Rights Struggle: 1954--1964, Mike Trice

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A Comparison of Acquisition Rates for Symbols Used in Relative Numerosity Judgments by Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus): The Visual Modality Versus the Combined Echoic and Visual Modalities, Marie Trone

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Meanings Surrounding Genetics Nurses' Lived Experience Relating to Encountered Ethical Concerns, Elizabeth Ann Twiner

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Methanogens as Host-Specific Indicators of Surface Water Fecal Pollution, Jennifer Anne Ufnar

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Rheology, Structure, and Properties of New Phosphate Glass/Polymer Hybrids, Kevin Leonard Urman

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The "New York Times" and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954--1964, Don Rodney Vaughan

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Experimental Infection of Necrotizing Hepatopancreatitis Bacterium (NHPB) in Kona Stock Litopenaeus Vannamei (Pacific White Shrimp), Amanda Grey Vincent

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Future Perfect, Raymond W.E. Wachter

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Emotional Intelligence and Academic Success in College, Mary Elizabeth Bankson Walker

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A Matched Case Evaluation of Robbery Countermeasures Utilized In Fixed Business Locations, Patrick Dennis Walsh

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Visual and Performing Arts and the Academic Achievement of English Language Learners And Students In Poverty, Marsha Lynne Walters

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Segregationist Spin: The Use of the Public Relations by the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission and the White Citizens' Council, 1954--1973, Laura Richardson Walton

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Covalently Functionalized Clay and New POSS Derivatives for Nanocomposite and Nanomaterials Applications, Paul Andrew Wheeler

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Echinacea-Induced Erythropoiesis: Effects on Oxygen Transport and Exercise Performance, Malcolm Todd Whitehead

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African-American Students' Perceptions of Teacher Attitudes On Academic Achievement and Discipline Sanctions, Ursula Ouida Whitehead

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Identification and Characterization of Protein Interactions in the Carboxysome of Halothiobacillus neapolitanus, Eric Brian Williams

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Shedding Fur and Other Stories, David Andrew Willis

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Capitalizing On Cuban Tourism Through Spatial Clustering, Angie Evans Wood

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A Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Ginkgo Biloba on Cognitive and Psychosocial Functioning in Humans, Kaki Marie York

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An Exploration of the Relationship Between Metacomprehension Strategy Awareness and Reading Comprehension Performance With Narrative and Science Texts, Kathleen Christine York

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Perceptions of Parental Bonding Behaviors as a Mediator Between Adult Attachment and Social Support, David Reynolds Yowell

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A Complementary Error Model for Finite Difference Linear Barotropic Ocean Model, Farnaz Zand

Dissertations from 2005

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Representation and Signification: "The Street" and "Dutchman" As Revisions of Richard Wright's Portrayal of Black Identity and Experience In "Native Son", Carmen Patrice Abston

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Diffusion and Adoption of the Internet Among Public Relations Practitioners in Saudi Arabian Organizations, Khalid Ali Al-Shohaib

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The Process of English Language Acquisition and Use of Content Area Literacy Strategies: A Case Study of English Language Learners (Ells) At the University Level, Elizabeth Bifuh Ambe

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The Effect of Interdisciplinary Teaming On Student Achievement In Middle Level Schools, Candice Entrekin Aycock

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Antecedent and Consequent Components In a Compliance Training Package, Kimberly Dawn Bellipanni

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A Comparison Of Student Scores On the Mississippi Curriculum Test of Students Taught By National Board Certified Teachers and Non-National Board Certified Teachers, Stanley Charles Benigno Jr.

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Perceptions of Teacher Motivation By Teachers and Administrators In a Rural Southeastern State, Sheila Mergenschroer Bexley

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City Under Siege: Resistance and Power in Natchez, Mississippi, 1719--1857, Jaime Elizabeth Boler

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Meaning Reconstruction and the Process of Bereavement: A Comparison of Two Narrative-Based Interventions, Alicia Ann Bourque

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Influence of Chronic Thiamin Derivative Supplementation and Carbohydrate Loading On High Intensity Endurance Exercise, Joseph Christopher Boyd

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The Works For Guitar and Orchestra of Federico Moreno-Torroba and Performing Edition of "Romancillos" For Guitar and Orchestra, Michael Alan Boyd

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A Taxometric Investigation of the Latent Structure of Anxiety Sensitivity, Joshua Jefferson Broman-Fulks

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Sexual Harassment in American Law Enforcement: An Assessment of Workplace Liability in the Southeastern United States, Cynthia Ann Brown

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Students' Mathematics Achievement Scores By Duration of Instruction In Texas Public High Schools, Carl Chandlor Cartwright

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Perceived Changes In Communication Among Teachers And Administrators After the Implementation of Daily Electronic Communications, Deadra Lynn Eason Cassell

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The Differences Among Kindergarten Students of Varied Enrollment Ages and Pre-Kindergarten Experiences As Measured By the Pascagoula Early Assessment For Kindergarten, Walter Frank Catchings

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Assessing Construct Validity of the DASS Stress Scale, Molly Anna Shipley Clark

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A Comparison of Alabama Citizens' and Career Technical Education Teachers' Perceptions of Career and Technical Education In Alabama Schools, Prentiss Glover Coleman

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An Investigation of Self-Concept Domain Scores, a Food Guide Pyramid Index, Media Use, and Other Demographic Variables Impacting the Body Mass Index of Preadolescent Children in Southern Mississippi, Vicky Renee Conder-Elliott

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An Assessment of Self-Efficacy and Glucose Control After Attendance at a Summer Camp for Children and Adolescents With Diabetes, Katherine Anne Davis

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Parental Perceptions of Vocational Education: A Comparative Study Between an Urban School District and a Rural School District in South Mississippi, Glenn Joseph Dedeaux

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California's Elementary School Principals' Philosophies, Perceptions, and Practices Regarding Retention In Relationship To the No Child Left Behind Act, Joseph Boyd Dixon

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Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Antibacterial Polymers and Clay Delivery Systems and Polymeric Phase Transfer Catalysts, Bekir Dizman

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Design, Synthesis, and Film Formation of Multi-Component Colloidal Dispersions, Wayne Reid Dreher Jr.

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Prevalence, Perceived Understanding, and Head Coaches' Knowledge of ADD, ADHD, and BPD in South Mississippi High School Sports, Philip Charles Duplantis

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Ninth Grade Students' Perceptions To Enrolling In a High School Signature Center, Vanessa Maria Eugene

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The Importance of Escape Extinction in Time-Out Procedures Used to Treat Escape Maintained Noncompliance, Gregory Edward Everett

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The Relationship Between Identity Orientation and Perspectives On Diversity: Testing a Model, Jennifer Foil

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In Their Own Voices: The Impact of the Feminist Movement in Adult Education, Adrienne Kay Fontenot

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The Frequency of Effective Clinical Instructor Behavior in the Clinical Field Experience Setting: Implications for Developing a Model of Systematic Supervision for Athletic Training, Philip David Ford

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A Door to Extended Techniques: Five Analyses and Composer Interviews From the National Flute Association's High School Soloist Competition, Ronda Benson Ford

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The Effects of an Optimism-Based Cognitive Behavioral Intervention On Mood and Functioning in Cardiac Patients, Shazia Saeed Frothingham

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The Effect and Role of Functional Groups in the Compatibilization of Immiscible Polymer Blends: Investigation of Blend Morphology, Properties and Thermodynamics, Gregory Carl Gemeinhardt

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Effects of Repeated Reading on Adults' Fluency and Reading Comprehension, Charles Joseph Gereighty

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Principals' Confidence In Instructional Leadership Skills: A Comparison of Former and Non-Former Teacher Mentors, Christine Elaine Gibson

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Severity Rating Scale For Disciplinary Infractions and Consequences By Kentucky High School Teachers, David Allen Gibson

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The Relationship Between Athletic and Extracurricular Activity Participation and Absences, Discipline, and Grades, Oswago Y. Harper

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Puff Graham: American Media, American Culture and the Creation of Billy Graham, 1949--1953, George Harsch

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Student Perceptions: Importance of and Satisfaction With Aspects of an Online Biology Course, Sheila R. Hendry

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A Measure of Gender-Congruency and Leadership Styles Among Department Chairs, M. Dean Hite

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The Effect of Polymer Blending On Environmental Stress Cracking Resistance: Role of Polycarbonate Blend Morphology, Miscibility, and Crystallinity, Peyton Lee Hopson

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A Multi-Trait Multi-Method Analysis of Self- and Other-Directed Aggressive Behaviors, B. Lee Hudson

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Closing the Achievement Gap: A Model For Successful Principal Leadership In Impoverished Schools, Portia Ianthe' Hull

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Perceptions and Plea Bargaining in Mississippi, Charles Baron Irvin

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Evaluation of Antecedent and Consequent Interventions in Mathematics, Kristin Noel Johnson-Gros

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Elementary School Teachers' Perceptions of Their Principals' Leadership Behaviors In Utilizing Their Local School Advisory Councils, Elijah Alahagie Khan

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From Private to Public Life: Rhetoric of First Ladies In Their First Year, Misty Lynn Ellis Knight

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The Effects of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals On Sex Differentiation in Japanese Medaka (Oryzias latipes) and the Role of Brain Aromatase, Adam John Kuhl

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Morphology and Properties of Styrene-Based Block Copolymers (BCPS) and Self-Assembled Hybrid BCP/Inorganic Nanocomposites, Tety Kwee

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The Differences in Reading and Mathematics Achievement by Gender and Attendance Groups Among Selected Second Grade Students, Rebecca Williams Ladner

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Mark Twain At the Circus: Circus Culture and the Literary Ringmaster, Eric S. Leatherwood

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Measuring the Political Pulse of the Mississippi Nurse, Oscar Daniel Lee

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Design, Synthesis, and Film Formation of Stimuli-Responsive Colloidal Dispersions Containing Phospholipids, David Jackson Lestage

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Teaching Effectiveness: Are RNs Prepared and Supported for Their Teaching Role?, Travis Taylor Lewis Jr.

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Implementation of a Constrained Verlet Algorithm in NAMD and Molecular Dynamics Study of the BT Toxin Cyt1A, Xiaochuan Li

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Commonalities Among Experiences of Supportive Alumni of the University of Southern Mississippi, William Joel Lofton

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An Examination of Curricula Modifications Employed By Classroom Teachers For Intellectually Gifted Students In the General Education Classroom, Sandra Joanna Landrum Manning

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Physiochemical and Microstructural Properties of Two Rabbiteye and Two Southern Highbush Blueberry Cultivars as Affected by Rain Induced Splitting and Cultural Practices Implemented to Reduce Such Splitting, Donna Ann Smith Marshall

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Factors That Contribute To the Academic Persistence of the Chitimacha Indians of Louisiana, Rebecca Martin

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The Importance of Seagrass Epiphytes in Big Lagoon, Florida, With Emphasis On the Diatoms (Bacillariophyceae), Robin Karlheinz McCall

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Affirmation Through Negation: The Re-Belling Anti-Belle In the Works of Ellen Douglas, Lee Smith, Jill Mccorkle, Valerie Sayers and Carolyn Haines, Charline Riggs McCord

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Humor, Hope, and Gratitude Scores as Predictors of Attitudes Toward Persons With Disabilities, Vickie Ann McCoy

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Preparation of Initiator-Core Microcapsules and Their Use in Frontal Polymerization, Brian Hayse McFarland

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Examining the Relationship of Acceptability and Use of Intervention Components Before and After Training, Aimee Tisdale McGeorge

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Classmate Intelligence as a Contextual Influence on Individual Reading Achievement, Lisa Lynn Merrifield

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Forestry and Water Quality Policies, Technologies and Solutions, Brian Lester Mitchell

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A Study to Determine the Incidence and Relationship of Demographic Variables and Self-Esteem to The Impostor Phenomenon Among Nurse Educators, Faye Ann Mitchell

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Images of God, Forgiveness and Attachment Among Hindus, Muslims and Christians in India, Diana Monteiro

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Three-Dimensional Embedded Color Image Coding Using Zerotrees of Wavelet Coefficients Applied to Visible Human Dataset, Yi Mu

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Evaluating the Effectiveness of the Delta Nutrition Intervention Research Initiative (NIRI) Community-Academia Coalitions as Perceived by Community Partners, Murugi Ndirangu

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Instructor Satisfaction and Attitude Toward Online Instruction, Karen Elizabeth Ng

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Female Superintendents In Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida: Personal and Professional Characteristics, Karen Renee Norwood

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Film Formation and Surface/Interfacial Processes of Waterborne Polyurethanes, Daniel Branan Otts

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The Influence of Electrostatic Interactions on Chain Dynamics and Morphological Development in Semi-Crystalline Perfluorosulfonate Ionomers, Kirt Anthony Page

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Parent/Family Centers In Mississippi: A Descriptive Study, Rotiffany Sharmia Pearson-Poxes

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Morphological Manipulation of Ionomers for Altered Transport Properties in Membrane Applications, Alan Keith Phillips

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Environmental Risk Factors for Narcolepsy, Dante Picchioni

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Body Image Measurement in the Prediction of Eating Pathology, Dana Marie Powell