Theses and Dissertations: Recent submissions

  • Keith, Zachary (Middle Tennessee State University, 2020)
    Popular narratives and public history institutions purposefully or incidentally erase Native contributions to Tennessee’s geography. However, the settlement and mapping of Tennessee was built on Native precedents. White ...
  • Abdulmojeed, Mustapha Babatunde (Middle Tennessee State University, 2020)
    ABSTRACT Closo-decaborane ([closo-B10H10]2-) is a three-dimensional, electron rich, sigma aromatic system with orbital symmetry that allows for efficient electronic interaction with π-substituents at the apical positions. ...
  • Evitts, Richard (Middle Tennessee State University, 2020)
    The present study was concerned with understanding the extent to which a bias such as the similar-to-me effect played a role in predicting hiring decisions when considering rater-ratee narcissism and rater personality ...
  • Robinson, Daniel (Middle Tennessee State University, 2020)
    In Paradise Lost, John Milton invokes the etymologies of both the Greek daimon (“demon”) and the Hebrew satan (“satan”) to bolster Satan’s narrative role of modeling one’s severance from God’s love. Milton’s multilingualism ...
  • Campbell, Chelsea Nicole
    Successful development of an organism requires a highly complex coordination of various processes within the cell. The embryonic lethal toxin, PEEL-1, has been shown to disrupt early development in C. elegans and ultimately ...
  • Wang, Qian (Middle Tennessee State University, 2020)
    Reading achievement of students is one of the most significant predictors of their academic performance and competitiveness in society. Researchers have been investigating the reading achievement related factors for ...
  • Alexander, Jordan O'Neal (Middle Tennessee State University, 2020)
    In the second half of the twentieth century, Edward W. Brooke became one of the best known and respected African American political leaders in the nation. He stood against the national pattern, when many black politicians ...
  • Arivett, Brock Aaron (Middle Tennessee State University, 2020)
    Acinetobacter baumannii is a bacterium identified as a serious threat to human health by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ). A. baumannii has this designation because of its prevalence in hospitals ...
  • Witcher, Katherine (Middle Tennessee State University, 2020)
    The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most commonly contracted sexually transmitted disease in the United States and is the cause for most cases of HPV-related cancers. Although there is an HPV vaccine, it is not yet widely ...
  • Romer , Alexander Sebastian (Middle Tennessee State University, 2020)
    Ecological disturbance is a key factor in structuring biotic assemblages. Microbial assemblages are subject to disturbance and react predictably to it. This study aimed to determine if host- and pathogen- associated processes ...
  • Bell, Chelsea J (Middle Tennessee State University, 2020)
    This study contributes to the ongoing dialogue surrounding the benefits and drawbacks of remote work programs. The purpose of this research is to understand how communication and interdependence of work tasks influence the ...
  • Estes, Katherine (Middle Tennessee State University, 2020)
    Hannah Arendt argues that the erosion of the arts and culture in the modern age is inextricably linked with the threat to democratic freedom in the political realm, and she concludes that one of the greatest hopes for ...
  • Fansher, Bradley (Middle Tennessee State University, 2020)
    This thesis is a study of the life and times of Götz von Berlichingen (1480-1562), a German nobleman known for his iron fist and his legendary feuds. It argues that three identities defined Götz: a soldier, an entrepreneur, ...
  • Lewis, Daniel Youree (Middle Tennessee State University, 2020)
    Partitioned Global Address Space (PGAS) languages are becoming more important aswe move into the Exascale era. The complexities brought on by the architectures of thesemachines make traditional message passing approaches ...
  • Omotoso, Bukola Grace (Middle Tennessee State University, 2020)
    ABSTRACT Cropping and Scaling are the most common image resizing techniques but neither of these considers the content of the image. Seam carving is a content-aware image resizing technique that removes or duplicates the ...
  • Walton, Layne (Middle Tennessee State University, 2020)
    Early-modern England, with its mixture of empiricism and mysticism, greatly esteemed analogical thinking and made literary heroes out of newly translated ancients such as Plutarch, whose Lives of the Noble Grecians and ...
  • White, Spencer (University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University, 2020-04-16)
    The process of creating a narrative short film from the formation of an idea through the completion of the project involves many steps. This exploration serves as an explanation of the processes I undertook to create my ...
  • Weissman, Georgey (University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University, 2020-05-06)
    This study examined whether individuals’ tendencies toward Machiavellianism and ingratiation would predict their leadership behavior in sororities. Participants were 13 undergraduates who were present or past members ...
  • Wahl, Nathan (University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University, 2020-04-30)
    The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (CTSCA) as enacted gives a platform for companies in California making over 100 million dollars a year to display their readiness to cope with the ongoing problem of ...
  • Wadford, Tabatha (University Honors College Middle Tennessee State University, 2020-04-28)
    This comparative taphonomic analysis of faunal remains is an interdisciplinary and multipronged study of faunal remains and soil inside and outside of Black Cat Cave 40RD299. This study utilizes the methods of anthropology, ...

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