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Dissertations from 2003

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Assessment of the Effect of Online Homework On Achievement In Chemistry, Wassim Nabil El-Labban

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Predictors of Treatment Adherence In Pediatric Cancer Patients, Leanne Marie Embry

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Model Polyzwitterions Based On Polyacrylamide: Synthesis, Characterization, and Stimuli-Responsive Solution Behavior In Aqueous Media, Michael James Fevola

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A Profile of Elected County School Board Members and Their Motivation For Serving, Grady L. Fleming

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Exploring the Use of Children's Literature To Affect the Gender Role Expectations of Fifth-Grade Students, Rachael A. Flynn

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The Assimilation of Musical Styles In Michael Colgrass' "Urban Requiem", Paul David Garcia

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The Social Myth As Structurational Rhetoric: A Model For Analyzing the Rhetorical Texts of the Heaven's Gate Cult, Merry Eleanor George

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Strengthening the Link Between Home and school, Ethel Jane Graham Hill

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The Perceived Role of the Senior Woman Administrator at NCAA Division I Institutions, Laura Melinda Miller Hatfield

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Evaluational Consequences of Speech Rate, Language Intensity, Gender, and Powerful/Powerless Speech Styles, Ann Heaton Hawkins

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At a Slight Angle To the Universe: Martianism and Cultural Deracination In the Works Of Martin Amis, Craig Raine and Christopher Reid, 1977--1984, Max Hunter Hayes

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An Investigative Study of the Interactions of Poly(vinylamine)s With Montmorillonite, Camille Tryntje Haynes

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The Migratory Patterns of Gulf sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi, Within the Pascagoula River Drainage and Potential Influences On Its Behavior, Ryan Jeffrey Heise

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The Impression Formation Effect of Bragging: The Role of Participant Gender, Participant Race, and Speaker Race, Mark Tragery Henderson

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Living and Working In Paradise: Housing Strategies For Tourism Communities, William S. Hettinger

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Mother-Calf Interactions during the first year of life for bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), Heather Marie Manitzas Hill

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Lay Perceptions of Argument Quality, Thomas Martin Huebner

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A Profile of News People Working in the Korean Daily Newspapers, Yang-june Im

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Reading Ability As a Predictor of Police Academy Performance and Post Academy Performance, Donald V. Keith

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Ever Since the Fire Went Out: Stories, Andrew Phillip Kelly

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Commercial Bail, the Inequitable Taxing of the Poor In Louisiana, Charles Thomas Kelly

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Luigi Zaninelli's "Aria Festiva" From Four Perspectives: The Composer, Virtuoso Soloist, Conductor, and Analyst, Leland Neville Kornegay

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Educators' Perceptions of the Factors That Contribute to the Shortage of Minority Teachers In Select Mississippi Gulf Coast Schools, Myron B. Labat

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Mississippi Public Community and Junior College Distance Education Students' Perceptions of Library Support Services, Pamela Ann Kindja Ladner

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Polyester-Inorganic Nanocomposite Materials Via Sol-Gel Reactions: Synthesis and Characterization of Fundamental Properties, Alexander Adam Lambert

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Validation of the Children's Sleep-Wake Scale, Monique Katherine LeBourgeois

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Police Fitness: The Effects of Activities, Service, Limitations, and Programs On Fitness and Retirement, Jeffrey Craig Lee

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The Development and Characterization of an Optical Monitoring Technique and of a Mathematical Algorithm for Isothermal Frontal Polymerization, Lydia Lee Lewis

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Symbols In Sacred Space: A Rhetorical Analysis Of Church Sanctuaries, William Giles Lindley

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Backscattering of Light by Karenia brevis and Implications for Optical Detection and Monitoring, Kevin Leo Mahoney

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An Investigation On Impacts of Scheduling Configurations On Mississippi Biology Subject Area Testing, Frances Lenora Marchette

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Student Teachers' Perceptions of Classroom Management, Sophia Sunette Loviette Marshall

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School Readiness: The Perceptions of Kindergarten Teachers In High-Poverty and Low-Poverty Schools, Kathy Pollard Martin

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Multiple Methods of Spectral Analysis With Applications to the Florida Current, Kevin Patrick McKone

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The Effects of Exercise On the Body Image of Female Baby Boomers, Christina Marie Merckx

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Search and Seizure of Digital Evidence: An Examination of Constitutional and Procedural Issues, Robert Ernest Moore

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Beyond the Mozart Effect: Age-Related Cognitive Functioning In Instrumental Music Participants, Steven Roger Moser

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The Effects of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Meditation, and Yoga On Self-Ratings of Stress and Psychological Functioning In College Students, Shannon Burton Moss

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Student Versus Staff Perceptions of Selected University Student Services and Relationships Between Student Satisfaction and Academic Perseverance, Kristi Lynn Motter

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The Synthesis and Characterization of a New Family of Cyclic Carbonate Monomers, Poly(ester-carbonates), and Tin-Based Macroinitiators, Brian Daniel Mullen

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An Analysis of the Roles of K--8 School Counselors As Perceived by Principals and Counselors In Selected School Districts in Mississippi, Brigette Garringer Myers

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Isolation and Analysis of the Unique Mold Specific Gene M46 and the Yeast Specific Gene Y56 From the Pathogenic Fungus Histoplasma capsulatum, Vani Naraharisetty

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A Comparison Between Sprint Training vs. Resistance Training and Their Effects On Speed, Strength, Power and Muscle Endurance In College Aged Males, Picasso Chavez Nelson

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The Sharing of Humor: Sympathetic and Empathetic Uses of Humor, Doran Layne O'Donnell

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Photochemical Modification of Polymeric Materials and the Polarization of Light in Ionomeric Guest/Host Systems, Bo Pan

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Teacher Job Satisfaction of Elementary Teachers In the Northern Mariana Islands, United States of America, Constantine Papadopoulos

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Teachers' Perceptions of Principal Effectiveness Based On Gender, Deborah Pardue

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Hiding Behind the Mask of Staff Development, Gaylynn Ann Asher Parker

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Behavioral Factors Influencing the Use of Multivitamin Supplements by College Female Students: The Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior, Roman M. Pawlak

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Self-Reported Perceptions of Literacy Skills In Nursing Programs At Selected Southern Institutions, Annie Malessia Nash Payton

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The Effects of an Adventure Education Experience On Team Development of K--12 Teachers, Monica Pazmino-Cevallos

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Gender-Roles and Sexism In Adolescents: An Examination of Gender and Race, Geoffrey Charles Phillips

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Training Evaluation In the Public Sector, Patricia Pulliam Phillips

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Spousal Support of Students Attending Graduate School, Sylvan True DeVille Pigg

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The Mississippi Student Achievement Improvement Act and The No Child Left Behind Act: Leadership and teacher motivation, Laurie Aycock Pitre

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Synthesis, Complex Formation, and Dilute-Solution Associative Behavior of Linear Poly(methacrylic acid) Incorporating Poly(ethylene glycol) and Poly(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline) Grafts, Garrett David Poe

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An Assessment of Law Enforcement Agency Satisfaction With the Police Corps Program, Karla McCary Pope

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Educators' Perceptions of the Impact Block Schedules Have On Student/Teacher Relations and Student Behaviors, Kesia Tenisha Pope

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A Health-Related Fitness Profile of Socioeconomically Disadvantaged African American Youth Aged 10--16 In South Mississippi, Larry Donnell Proctor

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Teachers' Perceptions of Hispanic Students and the Influence of Multicultural Training, Lucia C. Ribeiro

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The Role of Catastrophizing and Depression In the Prediction of Affective, Behavioral, and Cognitive Responses to Cold Pressor Pain, Jennifer Lee Rowe

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Perceived Training Needs of County Correctional Officers in Mississippi, Stephen Edward Ruegger

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White Women and Respectability In Antebellum New Orleans, 1830--1861, Jonathan David Sarnoff

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Factors Affecting the Distribution and Densities of Two Gobies (Microgobius gulosus and Gobiosoma robustum) In a Lagoonal Estuarine System (Florida Bay, United States), Pamela Jean Schofield

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A Study of Hydrophobically Modified Polysaccharides Adsorbed Onto Hydrophobic Surfaces, Joan Barker Schuman

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Attitudes of Teachers of the Intellectually Gifted In Mississippi Toward Information Technology, Susan Elizabeth Shaunessy

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The Relationship of Principals' Perceptions of Physical Education, National Standards, Student Achievement and Compliance With State Physical Education Requirements in Alabama K--12 Public Schools, Sandra Kay Sims

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Resources and Arrival of Landbird Migrants at Northerly Breeding Grounds: Linking En Route With Breeding Season Events, Robert John Smith

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Synthesis and Characterization of Peptide/Amino Acid Based Materials and Solvent-Free UV Curable Coatings, Tara Jane Smith

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Nonverbal Sensitivity In Aggressive Adolescents, Tracy Dianne Smith

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Efficacy of a Post-Secondary Environmental Science Education Program On the Attitude Toward Science of a Group of Mississippi National Guard Youth Challenge Program Students, William Bradford Smith

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Approaches Toward High Oxygen Barrier Poly(ethylene terephthalate) and Preparation of Di-isocyanate Infused Clay Aerogel Composites, Louis Steven Somlai

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The Effect of Volume-Overload Heart Failure On Myosin Heavy Chain Expression and Citrate Synthase Activity In Rodent Cardiac and Skeletal Muscle, Jeffrey Tod Soukup

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Benevolent Economies: An Exploration of Literary Patronage During the Harlem Renaissance, John Wesley Stewart

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An Investigation of the Production of Low Molecular Weight Polyisobutylene for the Improvement of Oil Dispersants, Casey Don Stokes

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Elucidation of the Mechanism of Sc3 Hydrophobin Self-Assembly From Aqueous Media, Paul Andrew Stroud

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Novel Stimuli-Responsive Block Copolymers Via Reversible Addition-Fragmentation Chain Transfer Polymerization: Synthesis, Characterization, and Surface Immobilization In Aqueous Media, Brent Sterling Sumerlin

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Living Cationic Polymerization of Poly(isobutylene) Based Linear and Multiarm Star Block Copolymers Used In the Development of Water-Permeable Thermoplastic Elastomers, Stacy J. Taylor

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The Effect of Information Type On Attitudes Toward the Implementation of Personnel Selection Practices, Henry Francis Thibodeaux

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Studies of the RAFT Polymerization of Acrylamide and N-[3-(dimethylamino)propyl] Methacrylamide: Factors Affecting Kinetics, Molecular Weight Control, and Block Copolymer Formation, David Bryan Thomas

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Mechanistic, Kinetic, and Energetic Study of Titanium Tetrachloride-Coinitiated Quasiliving Cationic Polymerization of Isobutylene and Styrene, Quinn Aubry Thomas

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Creating a Contemporary Organizational Culture Through Press Release Rhetoric: The United Farm Workers, Stephanie Jessica Bilson Thomson

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Critical Components of Mississippi Community College Foundations, James Terrell Tisdale

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A Content Analysis of Daily Newspaper Advertisements in Thailand Before and After the 1997 Economic Crisis, Piangpen Toommanon

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The Syntax of Things and Other Stories, Tammy Lynn Townsend

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Community College Academic Achievement and Human Valuation Comparing General Educational Development (GED) Diploma Graduates With Traditional High School (THS) Diploma Graduates, Patricia Casey Vanderloo

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Violence-Related Disciplinary Infractions Among African American Males At the Middle School Level, Shannon Marie Vincent

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The Effect of Modafinil On Acquisition of a Place Delayed Non-Matching to Sample Water Escape Task In Rat, Christopher Peyton Ward

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The Effects of School Uniforms On Attendance and Discipline Among Schools With and Without Mandatory School Uniform Policies, Cherie Antoinett Washington-Labat

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Goal Orientation and Perceived Contributions As Predictors of Team Members' Overall Responses to Team-Based Rewards for Team Success Versus No Team-Based Rewards for Team Failure, William Allen Watson

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Race Riot. Press Coverage of Urban Violence, 1903--1967, Patricia Scott West

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An Exploration of How Second-Grade Students' Reading Attitudes and Motivations For Reading Are Affected Through Family Involvement Via the Reading Book Satchels Program, Thea-Marie Hayes Williams

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The Impact of School Uniforms On Student Attendance, Student Discipline, and Student Achievement, Vernell Z. Waymer Williams

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The Global Transcriptional Activators Gcr1 and Gcr2 Mediate the Response to Glucose and Stimulate Cell Cycle Progression Through M/G1, Kristine Amalee Willis

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Administrators' Perceptions of Corporal Punishment In Selected Schools In a Southeastern State, Janice Denise Page Wilson

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Validation of the Identity Development Inventory with women from dysfunctional families and women with eating disorders, Stephen Scott Wilson

Dissertations from 2002

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James Sclater's Style In Three Song Cycles: "Four Songs On Texts of Emily Dickinson", "Kinderscenen", and "ERA-tic Behavior", Nellie Juanita Cook Adams

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Photochemistry and Photophysics of Some Mono and Bichromophoric Aryl Cinnamate Model Compounds, Rabih Omran Al-Kaysi

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A Comparison of Training Needs for Patrol Officers in the State of Mississippi as Perceived by Patrol Officers and Chief Executives: 1984 vs. 2002, Julian Dale Allen

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An Analysis of Memory Functioning in Attention and Learning Disorders, Kristin Thomas Avis