The first MSU graduate thesis was submitted in 1968. Since then over 3,600 theses have been submitted as part of graduate work at MSU.

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Theses from 2003

A Qualitative Case Study to Determine Third Grade Students' Perceptions of how Graphic Organizers Impact Their Reading Comprehension, Linda Noble

A Test of Self-Regulation Training in a Collegiate Academic Setting, Elizabeth O'Dell

Time-Resolved Monitoring of Water Quality in Ozarks Springs During Storm Events, Ronald O. Obiyo

America's Provocative Weakness: the U.S. Policy of Vulnerability to Ballistic Missile Attack, Chrisopher A. Olderog

Laughing in the Void: Comic Elements in Joseph Conrad's Tragic Vision, Matthew E. Oliver


Phosphorus Contamination and Storage in Bottom Sediments of the James River Arm of Table Rock Lake, Southwest Missouri, Marc R. Owen

Temperature Dependent Electrical Characterization of an Ion Implanted Metal/Polymer Matrix, Rishi J. Patel

Expressed Sequence Tag and Rna Hybridization Analysis of Phenol Biosynthesis Genes in Grapevine, Turlapati V. Phanikanth

Collaboration in the Writing Classroom: a Study of Thai University Students, Piyawadee Piyarutchanunt

The Conflict in Kashmir: Down the Corridor of Uncertainty and Unrest, M Nabeel Qureshi

Congestive Heart Failure, Social Support and Depression in Women, Katherine M. Rains

Arsenic, Chromium, Copper, and Lead Enrichment in the Sediments of Prairie Creek in the Ava, Missouri Area, Christopher Reed

Population Dynamics and Foraging Behavior of Gray Bats in Pittsburg, Ks, Scott M. Robertson

War With Chinese Characteristics: Chinese Intelligence Operations Against the American Target, Jay R. Rodgers

Coliforms, Salmonella, and Shigella in the James River Basin, Tamara Rose

Communicating Culture: the Termination and Restoration of the Klamath Tribes, Robyn A. Rowe

Retouching History, Paul C. Schreiber

Design and Synthesis of Nitrogen Containing Heterocyclic Ligands and the Formation of Coordination Complexes and Networks, Nate C. Schultheiss

Counterinsurgency Lessons From Algeria and Columbia, Christopher S. Seamster


Temporal Analysis of Floodplain Deposition Using Urban Pollution Stratigraphy, Wilson Creek, SW Missouri, Kathy A. Shade

A Computational Investigation of the Addition of Water to (24E)3A, 7A, 12A,-Tri Hydroxy-5B-Cholest-24-Enoyl-Coenzyme A, Danielle R. Smith

Polypharmacy Issues in Senior Citizens, Teresa N. Sondermann

A Mixed-Design Study Investigating the Benefits and Perceptions of a Teacher-Guided Summer Literacy Program, Amber J. Strader

The Biosynthesis of Bile Acids in the Fire-Bellied Toad, Bombina Orientalis, Kaiyan Tang

Sperm Production and Larval Development in Hellbenders (Cryptobranchus Alleganiensis Alleganiensis And C. A. Bishopi): A Comparison of Declining and Stable Populations, Shem D. Unger

The Effect of Repeated Read-Aloud Strategy on Preschool Children's Reading Comprehension, Angela Van Deren

Influences of Auditory and Somatosensory Feedback on Vowel Production, Lindsay A. Wallace

Enhanced electrochemiluminescence from Os(phen)₂(dppene)²⁺(phen = 1,10-phenanthroline and dppene = bis(diphenylphosphino)ethene) in the presence of Triton X-100 (polyethylene glycol tert-octylphenyl ether), Jason Walworth

Preparation and Characterization of Magnetic Nanocomposite in a Polymer Matrix By Ion Implantation, Michael J. Weigand

"One Taste Worldwide": Defining Taste in Mcdonald's Court Cases, George C. Welch

Simple: Screening and Intervention for the Management of Practical Life Experiences, Darrell E. Williams

Adjustment to College of Home Schooled and Traditionally Schooled Students, Christopher R. Wilson

Biological War Against Agriculture and the Threat of Agricultural Bioterrorism, Jonathon D. Winslow

Effects of Altering Group Goal Content on Group Outcomes, Steve Winton

The Palestinian Liberation Organization: Is Reform Possible?, Dannie L. Wright

Use Of Ion Implantation In Electrical & Optical Property Modification Of A Polymer-Based Semiconductor, Ye Zhang

Metal Dissolution From Silver Plated Flatware by Organic Acids, Chad Ziegler

Theses from 2002

Incompressible Groups, Andrew Aberle

Growth and Characterization of Manganese Doped Galium Arsenide Thin Films, Pavan Reddy K. Aella

Comparing Foreign Language Anxiety in American Students Taking a Foreign Language With Bulgarian, Chinese, and the English Language Institute Students Learning English as a Foreign Language, Melissa Ames

Order Effects And Number Of Tone Pairs During Simultaneous Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions, Erin Anderson

The Effect Of Spatial Subsidies On The Diet, Density, And Species Richness Of Insular Lizards In The Gulf Of California, Russel Barrett

An Assessment of the Major Security Problems in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, Jeffrey A. Bennett

Registered Nurses Intent to Leave, Susan Berg


Host Specificity of Freshwater Mussels: a Critical Factor in Conservation, Shannon E. Bigham

Heavy Metal Concentrations in Springs and Sinkholes in and Around Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, Richard Black

An Evaluation of the Loss of Copper, Chromium, and Arsenic Preservatives From Pressure-Treated Lumber, Lisa Blue

Electrodeposition and Characterization of Copper Oxide Thin Films, Stuart Bogatko

Islam & Democracy In The Context Of The Contemporary Islamic Political Resurgence, Kamran Bokhari

The Effects of Rapport on Child Interviews, Richard Boles

Evaluation Of Live And Ultrasound Measures As Estimators Of Performance Traits In Young Beef Bulls, Robert Brooks

Electrochemiluminescence of Various Systems, David Bruce

Screening For Cry Genes From Bacillus Thuringiensis In Various Textural Classes Of Southwest Missouri Soils, Meghan Carter

A Descriptive Study of the Impact of Migraine Headaches on Children's Lifestyles, Sarah Silvey Cates

Defending Democracy: U. S. Requirements And Options For Defending Taiwan, Donovan Chau

Cultivating One Woman's Personal Narratives: Harvests From the Heart, Sherry Coberley

Tactical Nuclear Weapons: Options For the Twenty-First Century, Steven Conyne

Alternatives to Decennial Census Data: Using Intercensal Data to Assess Neighborhood Conditions, Anita Davis

Developing self-understanding in adolescent boys through high school drama classes, Kathleen Day


Flatworm Predation on Juvenile Freshwater Mussels, Angela Delp

A Molecular Survey of Ehrlichia Chaffeensis and Ehrlichia Ewingii in Dogs and Ticks From Southwest Missouri, Matthew Dixon

Use Of Serial Real-Time Ultrasonic Measurements To Evaluate Relative Changes In Fat Thickness, Ribeye Area, And Percent Intramuscular Fat Of Yearling Bulls And Heifers, Alexandria Duit

Survey of the Aquatic Plants of the Jack's Fork River, Missouri, Richard Edwards

Developments in Nonlinear Codes and Distance Preserving Maps, John Elliott

Terrorism: Ideology and Strategy, Antony Field

"--As in all the Churches of the Saints-- " : What to do With 1 Corinthians 14:33B?, Michael D. Fisher

Electrochemiluminescence of a Ruthenium Polypyridyl Cyanide Complex, Laura Beth Franklin

Effect Of Different Implant Regimes On The Accuracy Of Ultrasound For Prediction Of Body Composition Characteristes In Beef Cattle, Brock Frieden

Comparison of Membrane Stabilizers During Cryopreservation of African Elephant (Loxodonta Africana) Semen, Misti Fry

Sensory Sensitivities of Gifted Children, Douglas Gere

Aversive Discrimination in the Employment Interview: the Effects of Organizational Policies and Accountability Pressures, Jeffrey Grebinoski

The Effect of Habitat on the Index of Biotic Integrity (IBI) in Bull Creek, Southwest Missouri, Jason Gunter

Here Comes The Bride: A Discursive Analysis Of The Twelve Tribes Messianic Kingdom's Eschatological Wedding Ritual, Jacob Harris

Writing Therapy Benefits May Be Dosage Dependent, Amber Heckman

Response Of Salamanders To Chemical Stimuli From Predators In Natural Habitats, Caleb Hickman

Detecting Copper in Water Using Electrochemiluminescence, Brian Douglas High

Theatre As A Civic Rejuvenator: How The Vandivort Center Theatre Affects Business And Culture In Springfield, Missouri, Kevin Jones

Copolymerization of a P-Vinylbenzyl-Ended Poly(Oxyethylene) With Vinyl Monomers and Some Reactions of Poly(Oxyethylene) Derivatives, Tippakorn Jungsriyawongse

Fiction Free Form, Brook Katona

The Introduction of a Chip Mill: Effects on Deforestation Rates and Timber Harvest Locations in Southeast Missouri, Amy Keister

Ballistic Missile Proliferation: Supply, Demand, And The Evolving Threat Of Long-Range Missiles, Matthew Kelley

Russia's Foreign Policy Under Vladimir Putin: Old Vodka In New Bottles, Wayne Keysor

No Strings: Contemporary Theatre Technology Realizes Edward Gordon Craig's Über-Marionette, David Kilpatrick

Holes and Other Stories, Marcia Kinzalow

A Comparison of Water Quality Analyses and the Index of Biotic Integrity in Bull Creek, Southwest Missouri, Fawn Kirkland

Developing For Our Future: A Perception Study of the Open Space Subdivision Technique, Deborah Koone

Death Cults In Ancient Israel And Modern Scholarship: Practical And Theoretical Issues In Old Testament Studies, Erin Danielle Kuhns

La Grande Nation Or One Among Many: The French Notion Of European Integration And Defense, Jennifer LaFontaine

An Estimation Problem of Large Claims on Actuarial Decisions, Allison Langford

A Comparison of Commercially Available Otoacoustic Emission Newborn Hearing Screening Devices, Jaime Lanois

A Quasi-Experimental Study to Determine the Effect of Daily Oral Language on First Graders' Editing Skills, Kayla Lewis

U.S.-China Relations in the New Century: Challenges and Opportunities, Yitan Li

The Effects of Diagnostic and Prescriptive Reading Approaches on Students Diagnosed as Emotionally Disturbed, Kodi Logan

Microfinance Programs: A Case Study of the Grameen Bank Model, Chandni S. Malik

The Immediate Effects Of Extrinsic And Intrinsic Goals On Mood And Immune Response, Kara Marsden

Effects Of Compelling Personal Vision On Goal Systems, Aline Masuda

Interactive Effects of Ferulic Acid and Irradiance on Plant Growth and Photosynthetic Rate, William Edward McClain II

An Examination of the Metaphorical Structure of Writing Centers: One Metaphor to Bring Them All to Understanding and Define Them, Sara McCorkendale

The Nuclear Test Ban Issue: An Examination Of Its History And Implications For The Future, Matthew McGee

The Effects Of Integrated Arts On Spelling Achievement, Billie Miller

The Role of Optimism and Vision on the Framing of Approach and Avoidance Goals, Katherine Minor

Sexual Orientation In The Workplace: Examining Human Resources Conceptions Of Diversity, Michele Nelson

Jungian and Post-Jungian Literary Criticism, 1980-2000, Marcia Nichols

The Center For Dispute Resolution: Needs Assessment Thesis, Stephanie Orman

A Survey of Programs and Policies Addressing Elementary School Violence, Cindy Parker

Shielded by Athena: Mythical and Biblical Allusions and the Aesthetic Sensibilities of Louise Gluck's Poetry, Tracey Parker

Diurnal Variation of Serum Concentrations of Cortisol, Testosterone, and Progestogens in Asian (Elephas Maximus) and African (Loxodonta Africana) Elephants, Johnna N. Pedersen

Biomonitoring of Stream Water Quality: Comparative Sensitivities of Macroinvertebrate Indices and Leaf Decomposition Rates, Mark Penticuff

Adolescent Health Care and Health Risk Screenings, Angie Kaye Powers

Force Requirements vs. Capabilities: United States Strategic Nuclear Policy in Transition, 1981-2001, Trevor Paul Pyle

A Study of the Gillioz Theatre: Its Architecture, History and the Present Renovation, Tracey Rainey

Prenatal Stress, Season of Birth, and Personality, Mark Richards


Habitat Use of Urban Bats in Springfield, Missouri, Sarah Jane Robertson

A Descriptive Study on the Use of Balanced Literacy in First Grade Classrooms in Southwest Missouri, Lisa Rose

A Descriptive Study Investigating the Role of Classroom Placement in the Education of Twins, Lesley Rowland

The Influence of Same-Sex Teacher Role Models on Perceived Ability in Science in Grades 11 and 12, Laura Schmutz

A Quasi-Experimental Study Evaluating a Reflective Teaching Method, as Measured in the Writing of Nurses' Notes, Ginny Mae Schroeder

Evaluation Of An After School Science Enrichment Program For Elementary School Students, Jonathan Shearer


Reproduction And Propagation Of The Neosho Mucket, Lampsilis Rafinesqueana, Melissa Shiver

Standing Vigilant: an Overview of Poland's Interests and Strategic Objectives in the Area of Foreign Policy, Charles Smiarowski

Evidence For Reduced Hawkmoth Pollination in Ruellia Humilis, Jessica Smith

Factors Affecting Pitch-Matching Ability of Kindergartners, Natalie Sneed Miller

Evolution Of Prairie Myths And Metaphors: An Ecocritical Approach To Americans' Relationship With The Prairie, Kathleen Starnes

Border Disputes in Southeast Kansas, 1856-1858, David Stone

Digestion and Chelonochory in Two Sympatric Species of Box Turtles, Terrapene Carolina and Terrapene Ornata, on Pure Diets of Fruit, Matt Stone

Environmental Limits To Invasion Of Ponds By The Exotic Zooplankter Daphnia Lumholtzi Sars, Tina Tamme

Spatial Trends of Non-Point Pollutants in Bottom Sediment of Lake Springfield, Southwest Missouri, Tricia Tannehill

A Case Study Investigation Of Fourth Grade Students Attitudes Toward The Writing Process With The Use Of Computer Technology, Kim Taylor

A Compositional Analysis of Electrodeposited Bismuth-Lead Oxides, Jessica Theisen

Challenging A History Of Theatre: Springfield, Missouri And Its Formative Entertainment, Charles Thompson

An Investigation of Antibiotic Residue in Non-Commercial Beef in Southwest Missouri, Deanna Thompson

Auditory Evoked Potentials: the Effects of Sleep Deprivation and Recovery Time For the P300, Brandon Tourtillott

Synthesis Of Poly(Ethylene Glycol) Vinyl Ethers And Their Copolymerization With N-Phenylmaleimide, Michael Tyndall

Factors Influencing Natural Science Graduate Students' Attitudes About The Environment, Angela Wilbers

Healthcare Practitioners and Herbal Medicine: Knowledge, Education, Use, Beliefs, and Client Guidance, Christi Wilson

An Investigation of Mentoring and Hardiness in the Stress-Strain Relationship, Sabrina Wilson

The Southern Strategy: the People's Republic of China and Its Operations in Latin America, Johny Woodward

Relationship Of Dam Construction And Riparian Buffer Vegetation To Historical Channel Changes, Little Sac River, Southwest Missouri, Ryan G. Wyllie

The Shaping Of The Ukrainian Catholic Church Through Myth, Ritual, And Classification, Alexandra Yaremko

Collaborative Interaction And Continuous Job Analysis As Components Of Effective Performance Appraisal Process, Satoris Youngcourt

Theses from 2001

Correlation of serum and fecal progesterone and estradiol-17 during pregnancy, pseudopregnancy and non-pregnancy of the cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus), Karen M. Bailey

The United States And The European Union: A Sparring Session That Has The U. S. Worried, Nick Beatty

A Survey of Ramsey Theory, Michele Bilton

What Should You do if--: Information & Inspiration for Parents Dealing with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome, Lisa Boushehri

Urban Sprawl in the Springfield, Missouri Msa: Supply and Demand Factors of Growth, Vanessa Brandon

The Personal Essay As a Self Portrait, Evelyn Cannon

Improving The Educational Environment: Music, Snacks, And Mathematic Achievement, Craig Carson

Evaluation Of Kaolin-Based Particle Film Coatings On Striped And Spotted Cucumber Beetle Suppression In Hybrid Yellow Squash And 'straight Eight' Cucumbers, Kelly Carter

Synthesis of Furan-Based Poly(Ethylene Glycol) Derivatives and Their Diels-Alder Reactions, Almary Chacon

Intersection of Curves and Bezout's Theorem, Bryan Chapman

Wartime Operational Control Transfer And Its Implications For The ROK-US Military Alliance, Sung-kwan Chon

The Impact Of Public School Music Classes On Lifelong Music Participation, Lisa Christenson

The Evolution of Heritage Tourism Development in Two Small, Central Mid-Western Towns, Jennifer Connell

Islamic Fundamentalism: a Threat Analysis, Christina Cooper

Development And Electrical Characterization Of An Ion Implanted Metal/Polymer Mix, Matthew Curry

Characteristics of Coach Talk, Lisa Davies

Algebraic Geometry and Its Application to Error-Correcting Codes, Joe Davis

An Investigation of Alcohol, Cigarette, and Drug Use, and Other Lifestyle Behaviors Among College Women, Melissa Davis

Transatlantic Relations: An Assessment Of The Post-Cold War Transformations, Alexander Demishkevich

Epistasis, Mutational Contingency, and the Divergence of Populations Under Uniform Selection, Michael Dickerson

The Study of Uniformity in Ion Beam Mixed Polymer/Metal Materials, Samuel Dillard

Science Museum Education: The Effects Of Assessments And Facility Educational Goals On Visitor Perceived-Learning, Lianne Drysdale

Comparison of CIDR and Estrumate as Estrus Synchronization Methods, Chad Duit

The Utmost Careful Way, Susan Dunn

The Effects Of Nonionic Surfactant Chain Length On The Tris(2,2'-Bipyridyl) Ruthenium(Ii)-Tripropylamine Electrochemiluminescence System, Bridgette Factor

An Examination of Leader Traits and Effective Leader Behavior, Will Franks


Spatial Distribution Of Phosphorus In Fluvial Sediments From The James River Basin, SW Missouri, Briain Fredrick

The school of George Herbert: The temple's devotional mode in seventeenth century religious poetry, LaDonna Joy Friesen


Prayers For the Wild At Heart: Personal Essays, Michael Lewis Frizell

Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Ballistic Missiles: a Case Study of Iran, Stephen Geurts

Urban Change Detection of Springfield Missouri Using Remote Sensing Data, John Gibson

Heart Rate Period-Defined Allocations of Attention Within a Visual Discrimination Learning Task, Keith M. Gora

Analysis of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, Third Edition With a Learning Disabled Sample, Gregory Graham

Cortisol Reactivity, Morningness And Eveningness, Depression, Anxiety, And Time Of Day Effects Of Psychological Stressors In College Students, Jacquelyn Graven

The Changing Security Environment In The Middle East And The Implications For Israel's Defense, Theodore Harkema

The Threat Of Nuclear Terrorism From Non-State Actors, Bradley Harrington

The American Quagmire: Narco-Terrorism And Instability In Colombia, Brice Harris

Comparison Of Semen Extenders And Cryoprotectants In An Asian Elephant (Elephas Maximus), Heather Hedrick

Individual Differences in Cognitive Ability and Type of Information Recalled, Amber Henslee

Moving Beyond Theory To Practice: Workshopping 101: A Program For Your Classroom, Melanie Hoftyzer

Collection, Grier Huffman

Synthesis of 2,3,8,9,14,15-Hexamethyl-5,6,11,12,17,18-Hexadehydrotribenzo Annulene and the Reductive-Hydration of Ortho-Nitrophenylacetylenes, Laura Jeffries

Using Mitochondrial Cytochrome C Oxidase Subunit I Sequence To Resolve The Springsnail Species Complex: Pyrgulopsis Micrococcus, Shannon Jennings

Total Force Integration: The Role Of The National Guard And Reserve, Jeffery Johnson

An Aeromechanical Study of Bilabial Stop Consonants in the Hindi Language, Sanjeevani Joshi

Assertive Disarmament: the Other Arms Control, Rodney Kaylor

A Descriptive Study of Male and Female Scores on the Missouri Assessment Program Test, Sonia Keeling

Dealing With the Threat of Biological Weapons Proliferation From Russia, Beth Kennedy

The European Threat Assessment and the Role of British and French Nuclear Weapons in an Integrating Europe, Todd Koca

A Formative Evaluation of Environmental Education At Roaring River Fish Hatchery, Gregg Krumme

The Relationship Between The Cognitive Development Levels Of Seventh Grade Students And Their Missouri Assessment Program Science Achievement Levels, Linda Lacy

India's Nuclear Weapons: a Strategic Assessment, Christopher Linke

The Western Sahara Conflict And Political Instability In The Arab Maghreb, Salim Maataoui

Effects of Sleep Hygiene on Mood and Sleep Quality, Tracy Manners

Geomorphic Adjustments of Ozark Stream Channels to Urbanization, Southwest Missouri, Linda Martin

Influences On Biology Students' Acceptance Of Evolution, Julie Mayne

Dysphagia And Dementia: Examining The Interrelation, J.S.L McBratney

U. S. Foreign Policy In The Post-Cold War Era, Huiyim Mellenbruch

Differences In Reading Levels Of Kindergarten Students Who Have And Have Not Used The Accelerated Reader Program, Melissa Metz

Social Desirability And Self-Reported Embarrassing Behaviors: Computer-Assisted And Live Interviews Versus Daily Monitoring, Michael Metz

Under the River, Dale Miles

Overcoming Adversity: a Case Study of One Individual's Struggle to Pass the Ged, Joe Millsap

River City Stories: A Short Fiction Collection, Aaron Morgan

Expressing Loneliness: The Importance Of Form In Lorrie Moore's Early Experimental Fiction, Trisa Moss

Family Values: Anti-Familial Rhetoric And Counterculture In The Sayings Of Jesus: A Social-Structural Study, James A. Murphy

The Use of Ultrasonic Detectors in the Study of Bat Communities, Kevin Murray

The Effects Of Equine Spermatozoa/Oocyte Co-Culture On Spermatozoal Acrosome Reaction And Viability, Gavin O'Connor

A Descriptive Study of Franz Schubert's Partsongs For Mixed Voices, Nicole Offer

Blue-Green Algae and the Seasonal Succession of Daphnia, Kristen Pattinson

A Comparison Of Otolith Growth To Somatic Growth In Largemouth Bass, Micropterus Salmoides, Marvin Piercy

Changing From The Physician-Patient To The Physician-Consumer Relationship: Examining Consumer Involvement In Medical Interactions, Brian Quick

Effects Of Goal Orientation On The Content Of Free-Set Goals, Rebecca Reichard

Isolation And Characterization Of Soil Microorganisms Capable Of Utilizing Used Motor Oil For Growth, Robert Sallee

Perspectives of Integration in Central Asia, Zamira Satarkulova

Actively Engaging Students in Learning Physics Using the KWL Method, Cheryl Schaefer

Cultural Competence: Process Or Product?, Gaye Schaffitzel

Dentists' Attitudes As Barriers To Dental Care For Pediatric Medicaid Recipients, Terri Schmitt

Iran's Strategies: Ends, Ways, Means, Sarah Simpson

Interactive Guided Imagery: Applications In Speech-Language Pathology, Kimberly Singleton

Over-The-Counter Drug Use Among Adolescents, Rita Snavely

Evoked/Event-Related Potentials: In Particular The P300, Under Sleep Deprivation And Recovery, Calvin Staples

The Use of Landsat Data to Monitor Forest Destruction in Eastern Honduras, Nathan Stephenson

Comparing the effects of a carrier phrase for NU-6 words on normal hearing and hearing impaired subjects, Sarah R. Stillwell-Barber

A Study of Growth of Several Plant Species as Influenced By the Plant Growth Regulator Ethephon, Julie Straus

The Joint Contingency Force Advanced Warfighting Experiment: Transforming The U. S. Army Light Forces For The Information Age, Todd Sunday

Armored Fist of the Nation Or World's Policeman?: Operations Other Than War and the Role of the Army, Daniel Taylor

A Historical Study of the Juanita K. Hammons Hall For the Performing Arts: the Formative Years, Mark Templeton

Do Percussion Students March to the Beat of a Different Drummer?, Philip V. Thomas Jr.

The Ties That Bind: Exploring The Relationship Between Denominational Affiliation And SocioEconomic Status, Deborah Thompson

An Analysis of Carcass, Ultrasonographic, and Projected Measurements of Feedlot Animals to Determine the Benefits and Accuracy of Harvest Groups Vs. Visual Selection, Bennett Thoreson


Spatial Patterns And Floodplain Contributions Of Mining-Related Contaminants In Chat Creek Watershed, Southwest Missouri, Jimmy Trimble

The Influence Of Predation Risk On The Foraging And Territorial Behavior Of The Ozark Zigzag Salamander (Plethodon Angusticalvius), Todd R. Watson


Spatial Assessment of Nonpoint Phosphorus Sources Using Streambed Sediment Monitoring in the Kings River Basin, NW Arkansas, Jason W. White

China's Pacific Strategy For the Twenty-First Century, Eric Whittington

An Anthology: The Connectedness Of Life Happenings, Eleanor Widmer

Defending Europe, Exposing Europe: The Extended American Deterrent And Its Undoing, Timothy Williams

Theses from 2000

Black Snakes and Lone Pines: Personal Essays and Reflections on the Genre, Carla Anderson

Constraints of Language, Creative Communication, and Perceptions of Creativity, Joshua Atkinson

Development of the Visual Memory Subtests of the Computerized Memory Scale, Matthew Awad

Creating An Introductory-Level, Online Technical Report Writing Course For A Two-Year Community College, Latonia Bailey


Life History of the Spectaclecase, Cumberlandia Monodonta Say, 1829 (Bivalvia, Unionoidea, Margaritiferidae), Michael S. Baird

The Changing Face of Conventional Air Power, Raymundo Barbosa

Vision and Re-Vision of the Dreamchild: Artistic Representations of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll, Sir John Tenniel, and Arthur Rackham, Angelia M. Blair

European Union Enlargement Towards The Central And Eastern European Countries With Special Emphasis On The Czech Republic: A Process Of Widening And Deepening, Daniela Bohuslav

An Investigation of the Surface Properties of Sic For the Growth of Gan Thin Films and Epilayers, Jasper S. Cabalu

The Growth and Characterization of GaN Thin Films on SiC Substrates, Ailing Cai

Kaddish: Allen Ginsberg's American Elegy, John M. Carey

Response of Three Species of Darters of the Genus Etheostoma to Chemical Alarm Signals From Conspecifics and Congeners, Amy M. Commens

Heterogeneous Photooxidation of Trichloroethene on Titanium Oxides Encapsulated in Zeolites L and Y, Gabriel Elmore Craig

Synthesis and Catalytic Decomposition of a Lipid Hydroperoxide, Ann Marie Doneski Craig

Developing United States Space Assets For National Defense, Katie I. Dowlen

Evaluation of Cave Programs: Impact on Tourists' Cave Knowledge and Attitudes, Fara Linn Dyke

I-25 @ Exit 128, Mike Eiler

A Framework For Developing a Single-Sourced Online Help System For Multiple Products, Andre Evans

The Effects of Grapevine Leafroll-Associated Virus-3 and Grapevine Fleck Virus Infection on St. Vincent and Vidal Blanc Grapevines, Marc A. Fortenberry

Spatial Activity, Growth, and Population Characteristics of Siren Intermedia in an Intensively Managed Wetland, Paul William Frese

Sun Protection Behaviors of College Students At Southwest Missouri State University, Stacy Goddard

Remembering Rose Macaulay: Exploring Dangerous Ages and the World My Wilderness, Amber Dawn Hainline

Ethical Dilemmas of Psychologists in Managed Care Settings: a Critical Incidents Study, Hayden Abney Haller

Patient Understanding of Medical Terminology, Mina Higgins

Comparison of Speech Audiometry Stimulus Lists on Hearing Impaired and Normal Hearing Subjects, Richard M. Hogan

Evaluation of Seven Septic Systems on Representative Soil Settings in Greene County, Missouri, Timothy W. Horton

Special Care Units: a Practical Guide to Establishing and Maintaining a Therapeutic Environment For Those Affected By Alzheimer's and Other Dementing Diseases, Bessie Ann Howard

Behind the Mask: Katherine Anne Porter's Reportage of the Female Experience, Jimmie D. Huffman

Family Violence as Predictive of Attitudes Toward Women in Boys, Rita Ann Johnson

Discrepancies in Parent and Child Assessment of Child's Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms Using the Ptsd Checklist, Craig A. Johnston

Variations in Adult Heart Rate During Visual Discrimination Learning Tasks: Effects of Habituation and Iq, Jeneffer C. Keet-Bell

Nuclear Weapons: Prospects For Deterrence and Proliferation in the Modern Era, Andrew D. Kennedy

Soldiers and Society: U.S. Civil-Military Relations in the Modern Era, Geoffrey Douglas Kiefer

A Quantitative Analysis of the Vegetation of Post Oak Savannas in Taney County, Missouri, Shanda Heather King

The Economic Feasibility Of Implementing Ecotourism Within A Rural Community, Cathy Klein

Nuclear Forces and the Geopolitical Objectives of the People's Republic of China, Toby Lauterbach

Eminent Domain, Kay Lawson

An Autoethnographic Study of Bisexuality in the Midwestern United States Including an Original Performance Script, Whose Closet?, Heather A. Lewis

Space Control: Securing America's Future in Space, Brian Maher

On Proofs of Sylow's Theorem, Lucille Marshall

The Relationship Between Couple Type and the Social Environment: a New Approach to Measuring Marital Satisfaction, Gina Lynne Miller

Differences in Science Achievements and Attitudes Between Male and Female Students From a Rural Missouri School District, Charlotte K. Mistler

Pollination Limitation to Reproductive Success in the Missouri Evening Primrose, Oenothera Macrocarpa (Onagraceae), Jennifer Moody-Weis

God In The Looking Glass: Theme, Structure, And Authorial Intent In C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles Of Narnia And Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials, David C. Morgan

Prime And Irreducible Elements In Zx , Hamiltonian Cycles In Concentric Circle Graphs, And Fibonacci Sequences In Zx, Christopher Mueller

The Technical Writing Skills of Josiah Flynt and Ida Tarbell, Diann Elizabeth Olvis Brown

A Descriptive Study of Health Care Needs of Homeless Youth, Vicky J. Owens

The Potential Allelopathic Effect of Several Grass Species on Native Missouri Prairie Plant Species, Heather N. Parker

Empire of Want, Amanda Platter

Van Der Pauw Hall Effect and Resistivity Characterization of Gan Thin Films, Hugh Porter

A Contextual Analysis of Female Education and Discursive Power in Margaret Cavendish's Dramas, the Female Academy and Youths Glory and Deaths Banquet, Rhonda R. Powers

Dendrochemical analysis of oak tree rings to yield a metal pollution history in Springfield, Missouri, Heather Rache

Predictors of Academic Performance of Transfer Students At Southwest Missouri State University, Andrea L. Rittman

Geographical And Historical Assessment Of Jordan Creek Restoration Site, Springfield, Missouri, Sara Scheibel

Where Light Falls, Holly S. Schindler

Varying Fortunes of Small Towns: Case Studies in Rich Hill, Sarcoxie, and Nixa, Missouri, Wally Schrock

Insurgency, Secession and Encroachment: Contemporary National Security in the Republic of the Philippines, Clifton W. Sherrill

The Sword and the Shield: Active and Passive Defense Against North Korean Nbc and Ballistic Missile Weapons, Stephen Smith

Quantization Points of Densities and Samples, Vincent S. Staggs

Where the Sky Never Ends: a Screenplay, John J. Steen

Cornucopia: Food as Signifier in Literature For the Young, Susan Louise Stewart

Separate Spheres Collide: The Economic Influence Of Slavery On Sarah Josepha Hale's Northwood (1827 And 1852), Marquita R. Walker

Voices From the Bottom: a Rhetorical Analysis of Critical Race Theory Narratives, Heather L. Walters

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: the Trapped 'Other', Lisa Wellinghoff

The Responsibility of Technical Communicators to Disabled Computer Users: an Analysis of Technology, Processes, and Trends, David Edward Wesley

Changes In Heart Rate: An Index Of Levels Of Visual Processing And Discrimination Learning In Adults, Daniel Wilkinson

Possible Influences of Vowel Tongue Position on Vocal Fold Stiffness, Timothy S. Will

Producing Participation Theatre For Children By Youth in the Secondary School: a Production of Reginald F. Bain's Clowns' Play, Angela Desiree Wingo

An Application of Marcus Tullius Cicero's Rhetorical Canon to Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed: a Case Study Involving Southwest Missouri State University's Theatre Peer-Education Troupe, Barestage, Ew Winship

The Effects of Nonionic Surfactants on the Tris(2,2'-Bipyridl) Ruthenium(Ii)-Tripropylamine Electrochemiluminescence System, Michael Scott Workman

An Exploration Of The Semiotic Potential Of Choreography Within A Straight Play Utilized In A Production Of Jim Leonard, Jr's And They Dance Real Slow In Jackson, Lisa Renee Young

Enoyl-CoA Hydratases in Bombina Orientalis Liver, Zhensheng Zhang

Theses from 1999

Techniques of RNA Isolation and Characterization in Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis Virus-Infected Chinook Salmon Embryo Cells, Datis Alaee

An Interpretive Understanding of Newlyweds' Perceptions of Their Premarital Instruction Experience, Alicia Lynn Alexander

The Measurement of an Environmentally Important Surfactant System Using Electrochemiluminescence, Craig Joseph Alexander

A Study of the Health Beliefs and Barriers to Care For the Medicaid Population, Kathryn Herfkens Ampleman

Metabolic and Thyroidal Effects of Vinclozolin on Cotton Rats (Sigmodon Hispidus), John Henry Ashcraft

A Comparative Study of the Anterior Latissimus Dorsi Muscle Following Stretch in the Quail and Chicken, Peggy Dickson Baker

Defining the Environmental Justice Dilemma: a Case Study of Northern Manhattan, Tonya Gayle Blades

The Effects of Country-Line Dancing on Cardiorespiratory Endurance, Muscular Strength/Endurance, Flexibility, Agility, and Balance in the Elderly, Justine F. Boettger

Patriots Underground, Online: a Rhetorical Study of the Militia Movement's Use of the American Revolution, LeAnn M. Brazeal

The Strategic Pendulum: United States Nuclear Forces Strategy During the Cold War, Peter T. Breier

Effects of Congruence of Rater and Ratee Goals on Performance Appraisal, Jonna L. Brooks

In Situ Ksat Measurements of Five Fragipan Soils, James M. Burr


Zinc Mining Contamination and Sedimentation Rates of Historical Overbank Deposits, Honey Creek Watershed, Southwest Missouri, Jason L. Carlson

Development and Optimization of an Assay of Scp-2/Thiolase Activity in Rat Liver, and a Study of the Substrate Stereospecificity of Permfe-2, Demara W. Conry

An Analysis of Body Condition Scores, Ultrasonographic Fat Thickness, and the Interaction Between the Two on Conception Rates in Yearling Cross-Bred Heifers, Cary Crow

The Production of Nitric Oxide By Murine Peritoneal and Alveolar Macrophages in Response to Candida Albicans Yeast and Hyphae, Deirdre E. Daniels

The Caspian Sea Competition, Mehmet Hakki Demirer

Shifting Terrains: Upsetting the Balance Between Public Good and Private Interest in the Takings Debate, Margaret H. Dorsett

Developing A Multi-Purpose Trail System At Pomme De Terre Lake, Keith Anthony Dupont


In Harm's Way: The Continued Relevance of the U.S. Navy's Forward Presence Mission in the Post-Cold War World, Christopher B. Earls

Inside the Mind of a Rapist: the Creation of Raul in William Mastrosimone's Extremities, William Steven Fite

Foraging Ecology and Demography of Sternotherus Odoratus in a Southwestern Missouri Population, Dawn Ford

Virtual Students/Virtual Teachers: the Reality of Student Responsibility in Education, Keri Franklin-Matkowski

An Independent Palestinian Arab State: Military and Strategic Implications, Todd Anthony Fritz

Effect of Sweetening Treatments on White Wine Quality, Jessica Christine Goin

Black Holes and Bright Stars: the Current and Future State of U.S. Space Power, Jill Bevin Goolsby

Perspectives on Cryptography: an Analysis of U.S. Policy Over the Enigmatic Science and Its Impact on National Security, Ioannis Gountas

A Feminist Analysis of the Implications of Darwin's Theory of Sexual Selection on English Literature, Jennifer A. Graham

Agronomic Performance of Leafroll Virus-Infected French-American Hybrid Grapevines, Hideaki Hanami

The Simple Life and Other Essays, Simon J. Hand

Silencing of an Agrobacterium Vitis Oncogene in a Petunia Hybrida Model System, Linqui Han

Powers of Monomial Ideals, Rhonda S. Haynes

Understanding the Director's Role as Communicator Through the Direction of Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Misty Morgan Hicks

An Ethnographic Survey Focusing on Delivery of Audiologic Services to Students in Public Schools in the State of Missouri, Casey Hinson

Eating Patterns, Physique Anxiety, and Body Composition of Male High School Wrestlers Pre-Season and Competitive Season, JoAnn C. Hite

Women Entrepreneurs: Measures of Success as Compared to Men Entrepreneurs, Vicki L. Hogan

Diels-Alder Reactions of 5-[Methoxypoly(Oxyethylene)]-(3E)-1,3-Pentadiene, Timothy Edward Hopkins

Warfare in the Fifth Realm: the Tools and Techniques of Cyberwar, John E. Howard

Age, Growth, and Population Structure of Black Redhorse (Moxostoma Duquesnei) and Golden Redhorse (Moxostoma Erythrurum) in Southwest Missouri, David Thomas Howlett

The Electrical Properties And Microstructure Of An Ion Beam Mixed Metal-Polymer System, Runhui Huang

Aging Validation, Growth, and Comparison of Four Age Estimators of the River Redhorse (Moxostoma Carinatum), Christian Alexander Hutson

The Development of Romantic Relationships Through Computer-Mediated Communication: Synchronous Vs. Asynchronous Interaction, Pamela Dianne King

Population Characteristics of Urban White-Tailed Deer (Odocoileus Virginianus) in Southern Springfield, Missouri, Eric Robert Koch

On-Site Massage Therapy: Advantages For Anxiety Reduction At the Work Place, Anthony Kwee

GIS Analysis of Channel Changes Due to a Small Dam on the James River, Sw Missouri, Kenneth Joseph Legleiter

Factors Influencing Teachers' Use of an Outdoor Classroom, Jon L. Lucadamo

Assassination: An Assessment, Fred W. Mankins II

The Development of a Multimedia Version of the Computerized Ptsd Scale, Shawn Marie Mayo

Russia's Nuclear Doctrine For the Post-Cold War Era, David Frederick McCallum

A Comparison of Reading Achievement Between Computer-Assisted Instruction and Traditional Instruction, Mami Osaki McCraw

Misplaced Justice: the Hadamar War Crimes Trial of Irmgard Huber, Rhonda McHale-Moore

Mule Deer Habitat Modeling With the Use of Existing Government Data, Nathan E. McLean

Identification of Severe Mental Illness: Analysis and Variation of Intake Procedures At the Greene County Jail, Alix Meredith McLearen

Genetic Variation of the Grotto Salamander, Typhlotriton Spelaeus in Missouri, Timothy James Miller

The Vascular Flora of Camp Crowder: an Army National Guard Military Installation in Newton County, Missouri, Karola Erika Mlekush

Establishing A Theatrical Arts Program For Children On A United States Army Post, Rebecca Diane Montgomery

Relationship Building and Relational Control in the Academic Advising Session, Taleyna Morris

Relationships Among Predictors of Collegiate Performance, Introduction to College Life Courses, and Measures of Academic Success, David Wayne Murphy

Bones From the Mind Dog, C. Patrick Neagle

A Creative Project in Costume Design: a Midsummer Night's Dream, Sabrina Notarfrancisco

Examining Relational Communication: Exploring the Minister/Sick Person Relationship, Nancy Pace-Miller

The stereochemistry and enzymology of the B-oxidative biosynthesis of bile acids in rat liver peroxisomes, and synthesis of B-hydroxy-E-N-trimethyllysine, an intermediate in carnitine biosynthesis, Christopher M. Philips

Status of the Eastern Hellbender (Cryptobranchus Alleganiensis Alleganiensis) in Missouri: a Comparison of Past and Present Populations, Ethan Prosen

Suggested Musical Scenes Appropriate For High School Theatre Festivals and Contests, Sherie Lynn Ragan

Heavy Metal Concentrations in Stream Sediments Adjacent to the Greenfield Sanitary Landfill, Dade County, Missouri, Kimberly D. Rey

The Strategic Value of India and Pakistan to the United States, James L. Richardson

Genetic and Life History Characteristics of Venustaconcha Ellipsiformis and Venustaconcha Pleasii (Bivalvia, Unionidae) in the Ozark Plateaus Region, Frank A. Riusech

A Customer-Centered, Strategic Marketing Plan and Advertising Campaign For Audiologists in the Plains States, Jacqueline L. Rogers

Predictors of Preferences For Performance of Emotional Work, Ann T. Rohrer

Habitat Choice and Spatial Ecology of Nerodia Sipedon, the Northern Water Snake, Timothy C. Roth

Age, Growth, Reproduction and Population Structure of the Striped Shiner (Luxilus Chrysocephalus) and Duskystripe Shiner (Luxilus Pilsbryi) in the James River, Missouri, Bryan Raydon Simmons

Collaboration and Communication in the College Composition Classroom, Heidi Ann Skurat

Divine Order, Divine Myth: The Necessity Of Gender Paradigms In The Study Of Protestant Fundamentalist Thought, Leslie Elizabeth Smith

Comparative Toepad Morphology in Chorus Frogs (Genus Pseudacris): Arboreal, Terrestrial, and Ground Dwelling Species, Lisa Marie Solberg

Anti-Ballistic Missile Defense: an Overview of Major Programs and Issues of the Abm Debate Over the Past Forty-Five Years, Jeritt D. Soukup

Use of Ion Implantation in the Construction of an Uncooled Microbolometer, Robert W. Speer

Rads, Bugs, and Gas: the Threat of NBC Terrorism, Rodney L. Stark

Religious Problem-Solving and Explanatory Style: Relationships Between Religious Coping and Pessimism, Martaun Stockstill

Increased Apoptosis in the Host By Guanidine Hydrochloride Treatment of Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis Virus, Dan Sturdevant

Reproduction, Body Condition and Dietary Variation of the Lesser Siren (Siren Intermedia), Aaron Michael Sullivan

The Problem Of Human Rhetoric In C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy, Rod C. Taylor

Personality Types of Female Technical Communicators: Is There a Recurring Type and Does Type Affect Job Environment, Success, and Satisfaction?, Connie Connie Thompson

A Directorial Process For a Production of Harold Pinter's the Homecoming, Daniel Matthews Tipton

The Making of American Religious Experience: a Socio-Political Critique of 'Experience' in American Religious History, Matthew S. Waggoner

Chlorinated Pesticide Levels in Knox County, Nebraska Farm Pond Fish, Larena A. Wagner

Ion Implantation Synthesis of Silicon Carbide, Yubao Wang

Orality and Literacy in High School Beginning Composition, Steven A. Ward

Resource Planning For Geographic Information System Implementation in the Utility Industry, Vivian Ann Wasson

Status of the Ozark Hellbender (Cryptobranchus Alleganiensis Bishopi): a Long-Term Assessment, Benjamin Arik Wheeler

Subspecific and Geographic Variation in Life-History Characteristics in Two Subspecies of Painted Turtle, Chrysemys Picta Bellii and Chrysemys Picta Dorsalis, Dana Jill Whitham

Reproduction and Movement Patterns of the Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra Serpentina) Inhabiting a Hypothermic Reservoir in Southwest Missouri, Timothy B. Wilson

Terrorism and Democracy, Herbert Frederick Wolverson

Theses from 1998

The Effects Of Free-Set Goals On Wrestling Performance And Improvement, Timothy R. Baltes

Cloning, Characterization, and Functional Study of Laminin a Chain in Hydra, Brooke D. Bigler

The Effect of a Teaching Intervention on Cardiac Risk Factor Knowledge Among Elementary School Children, Alida M. Bloom

Expression of the Ta-Iaam Gene of Agrobacterium Vitis in Petunia Hybrida, Lilly Boppuri

The Distribution, Status, and Ecology of the Eastern Woodrat (Neotoma Floridana) in Missouri, Eric R. Britzke

Selected Applications of the Nash-Williams Lemma, Matthew Arthur Brom

Cultural Resources in the United States: What Messages Are We Sending, Rachelle D. Brown

Reflections of Teenage Mothers Who Chose Unprotected Sex At the Time of Conception, Vicki Ellison Burns

Competition Between Native and Exotic Daphnia, Jennifer Lynne Cacka

Predicting Soil Erosion on Off-Road Vehicle Trails in Southwest Missouri, Melanie Carden-Jessen

What's Relevant For Children With Language-Learning Disorders?, Shannon L. Carter

Recollections of Miss Virginia: a Memorial Scrapbook of Dr. Virginia Craig (1878-1976), Ginger Aleen Casebeer

Study of 4(E)-Trans-6, 7-Epoxy-2, 2-Dimethyl-4-Decen-3-One, Lance Christopher Christie

Mis/Reading the Hero: a Case For Aaron in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus, Bill Clem

Ion Beam Mixing of Metal/Fluoropolymer Interfaces, Darcie LeAnn Dennis

Gender and Leadership: Behavioral Differences Exhibited While Leading a Production Simulation, Cheryl L. Dyer

Effects of the Exotic Cladoceran Daphnia Lumholtzi (Sars) on the Growth Rate and Prey Selection of Bluegill Sunfish (Lepomis Macrochirus Rafinesque), Earl Matt Eisenbacher

Processing Ion Beam Mixed Nickel/Polyimide Thin Films, Lisa K. Elder

The Revolution in Military Affairs and Its Implication For Force Structure, Brian W. Ellis

Assigning Myself: an Action Research Investigation Into the Making of Writing Assignments, Melissa Gail Everett

A Floristic Study of Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Camden County, Missouri, Barbara Jane Farnsworth

Antonin Artaud: What Does 'Theatre of Cruelty' Look Like?, David Robert Fields

The Effect of Partner Augmented Input on Peer Attitudes Toward a Child Using Augmentative Or Alternative Communication, Teresa Fingland

Validation of the Emotional Work Requirements Scale, Joseph D. Frietze

The Strategic Bomber in the Nuclear Age, Kenyon Jay Gerbrandt

"Speaking To The Eye": Phrenology And The Writings Of Lydia Maria Child And Catherine [I.E. Catharine] Maria Sedgwick, Shelley Rene Hamilton

Hypoxia and Ventilation of the Marsupium in the Amphipod, Gammarus Pseudolimnaeus Bousfield, Darby May Hansen

Traumatic Brain Injury and the Family: the Influence of Family Communication Style, Perception of Uncertainty and Social Support on Effective Coping Abilities, Barbara Rae Hanson

Variable Tnf-α Production By Murine Macrophages to a Cell Wall Extract of Candida Albicans, Erica L. Harris

Mexican Immigrants to Hutchinson, Kansas, 1905-1940: How a Temporary Haven Became Home, Kathie Hinnen

The Armpit Sage V. the Golden Barbarian: Zhen Luan's Response to the Taoist Conversion Narrative, Paul Hood

Incorporating the Show-Me Standards in the Communications Arts Classroom Using Writing Portfolios, Kim Chism Jasper

Profile of Risk Factors in the Development of Urinary Incontinence in Females, Sharon Kay Johanns

Visibility in Hercules Glades Wilderness, Taney County, Missouri: a Study of Baseline Conditions, Jennifer S. Johnson-Peterson

Ultrasonic Modification of Condensation Processes, Eran Jason Jones

Vietnam Voices: a Comparative Analysis of Vietnam Veteran Narratives, Daniel R. Kneeshaw

Application of the Tor Functor on Commutative R-Modules, Grant Lathrom

Photoreflectance and Its Application to Semiconductor Characterization, Jianrong Lin

An Examination of Soviet and Russian Military Space Systems, Ian Arthur Maddock

A Role For Parasites in the Behavior of the Ozark Zigzag Salamander (Plethodon Angusticlavius), Daria Sonya Maksimowich

NATO's Post-Cold War Internal Adaptations, Leah-Rachel McAnally

An Exploratory Study of Music Industry Life Cycles: Selected Country Artists, Deborah Elane McDonald

Evaluating Satellite Image Classification For Bottomland Surveys in Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Mitchell Miner

Plotting the Processes of Writing and Directing an Original Music Theatre Production For Ecumenical Theatre Called, the Congregation, Glenda Esther Mohr

The Effect of Adenosine on the Production of Inflammatory Mediators By Macrophages in Response to Candida Albicans, Nina A. Petrushova

Optical Behavior of Ion Implanted Polymers, Jason A. Plumhoff

Do I Have Any Choice?: Prostitution in Thailand, Kulavadee Prungvanichsiri

Missouri Stream Team Program: Environmental Knowledge and Attitudes, Brian H. Roddiger

The Campfire's Glow, Shelby Lynn Rosiak

The Impact of Information Technology on the Retail Pharmacy Industry, Gerald D. Russell

Laughing and Learning Through David Quammen's Natural Acts, Laura Lee Sapp

Ruby's Eyes, a Novel Excerpt, Sandra Schaeffer

Overexpression of the Hmp Gene in Esherichia Coli and Its Effect on Growth Rate, Jon-David S. Sears

The Live Action Role-Playing Game the Masquerade as an Organizational Culture: an Ethnographic Study of the Game's Organizational Symbolism, Margarita V. Sevcik

Botanical Survey of Seven Sites Along the Jack's Fork River, Ozark National Scenic Riverways, Michael Kevin Skinner

Bald Eagle Foraging Habitats Along the James River in Missouri: Protection From Human Developments, Susan Carol Smith

The Effect of Turbidity on the Distribution and Life History of River Zooplankton, Lori Anne Soeken

An Investigation of International Students' Self-Esteem and Public Self-Consciousness on Classroom Communication Apprehension, Akemi Takano

Instrumentation For the Study of Tantalum Diffusion Barriers Between Silicon Substrates and Copper Films, Eric Loyd Tavenner

The Future Military Applications and International Security Implications of Biotechnology and Nanotechnology, Franklin David Van Ardoy

Understanding the Role of Personality Type Theory in the High School Composition Class, Tamera S. Vickers

Ballistic Missile and Insurgency Threats to Israel: Effects on Security Posture and Implications For Nuclear Weapons, Raymond Alan VonHarten

Determining the Adequacy of Bufferyards in Springfield, Missouri, Wade R. Wagoner

Writing Strategy Instruction For Students With Learning Disabilities: Effects on Writing Performance and Fluency, Dwight D. Walker

The Recent Evolution of American Naval Power, Gregory Todd Whisler

Transgenic Plants, Current State, and Influence on the Environment, Xian Xie

Japan's Defense and Foreign Policy Strategy in the Post Cold War World, Hitoshi Yamashiro

An Investigation Into the Influence of Word Recognition Skills, Decoding Abilities and Orthographic Rule Knowledge on Spelling Proficiency in Third, Fourth, and Fifth Graders, Lisa Anne Zartman

Theses from 1997

Effects of Otitis Media on Word Recognition of 7 to 9 Year-Olds, Theresa J. Adams

Feedback Acceptance: a New Conceptualization and Consideration of Individual Difference Effects, Lonna J. Anderson

Variation of the Administration of the WISC-III Block Design Subtest, Chris A. Baldwin

The Troubles: Northern Ireland's Quest For Peace, John C. Bellais

Wilson's Creek, Greene and Christian Counties, Missouri: Water Quality Macroinvertebrate Indices, and Planning Implications Using Gis, Based on Watershed Landuse and Water Contamination Hazards, Jill Alice Black

Similarity and Satisfaction in Newlywed Relationships, Joanna D. Bumpus

Effects of Habitual and Contingency Experience on the Visual Discrimination Learning and Decision Time of 4-Month-Old Infants, Stacey A. Carter-Sand

Developing a Directorial Vision For a Production of Jim Leonard, Jr.'s, the Diviners, Timothy Scott Casto

Faculty Talk: Metaphors and Communication Patterns of Faculty Developing Interdisciplinary General Education Courses, Deborah Craig

Oil, Geopolitics, and Economic Growth in Azerbaijan, Cynthia Marie Croissant

Sign by Design: The Semiotics of Lighting Design as Illustrated Through the Lighting of Tent Theatre, 1996, Cristopher C. Dopher

Induction of Apoptosis and Necrosis By Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis Virus in Chinook Salmon Embryo Cells, Timothy M. Doyle

Iran's Ground Forces: Significance and Implications, Shawn Eric Fast

Personal Essays and Short Stories: With an Introduction Exploring the Difference Between the Two Genres, Price T. Flanagan

A Postmodern Reading of the Liggett & Myers Settlement: Finding the Unique Past the Modern Corporate Identity Model, Curt Gilstrap

You Can Go Home, But Only to Visit: Nostalgia and the Personal Essay, Jack Andrew Gilstrap

Racial Prejudice As A Function Of Religious Orientation Among College Students, Maura L. Gomez

A Model Study of Prime Farmland Protection For Platte County, Missouri, Frank J. Grass

Estimation of Time of Death (TOD) of White-Tailed Deer: a Comparison of Three Indicators, Bradley Michael Hadley

Utilizing Diatoms (Bacilliariophyceae) For the Assemblage of Diversity Indices, Trophic Status, and Soprobity Status in the Uppermost Region of Lake Taneycomo, Erich Geister Harris

A Perceptual, Acoustic-Phonetic, and Linguistic Analysis of Cluttering, Kimberly Helm

The Ontogeny of Thermoregulatory Abilities in Neonatal Cotton Rats and Montane Voles, Ginny Y. Hew

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy: a Post-Soviet Reappraisal, Mark S. Hewitt

An Investigation of the Relationship Between Sex of Student, Political Orientation of Instructor, and Stimulus Medium on Student Ratings of Teaching Effectiveness, Laura Ellen Jacobs

Possible Effects of Voice Fundamental Frequency, Gender and Tongue Position on Phonation Threshold Pressure, Smita S. Joshi

Withering Triad: an Examination of the Modernization Programs For the Strategic Nuclear Forces of the United States, Sean Nicholas Kalic

Crossing the Chasm: a Qualitative Analysis of Cross-Sex Friendship, Carla S. Kissee

The Nuclear and Ballistic Missile Programs of India, Steven D. Klos

Biomonitoring an Impacted Stream Using Benthic Macroinvertebrates and Bioassays, Jocelyn F. Korsch

Establishing Technical Writers As Communication Advisors: An Evaluation Of Internal Communications Using Audience Analysis For Cox Health Systems Of Springfield, Missouri, Lynn Michele Lansdown

The Shareholder Wealth Effects of Real Estate Investment Trusts: Mergers and Acquisitions, Jingyu Li

The National Organization For Women: Building Community in the Face of Diversity, Bethany Ann Maben