The Historical Dissertations and Theses collection provides digital access and preservation of the full text of more than 7,700 dissertations and theses submitted by LSU graduate students between 1935 and 2001. As this project is a work in progress, some gaps in years exist. Individual works not present but in the LSU Libraries’ collection may be digitized upon request. While presented for scholarly and research purposes, the works in this collection may not be re-purposed or exploited for commercial gain without permission of the authors. For any questions, please contact ir@lsu.edu or gradetd@lsu.edu.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2001

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Synthesis of Water-Soluble Quaternary Ammonium Chitosan Derivatives and Their Potential Applications as Biocides., Dewayne Logan

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Show Me the Money: an Analysis of the Impact of Voter Recognition on the Campaign Spending Effects of House and Senate Candidates., Nicholas Chad Long

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Analysis of Hydrocarbon Materials by Use of Nonpolar Matrices in Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry (MALDI-MS)., Stephen Francis Macha

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Photoemission and Photo-Absorption Studies of Ultrathin Iron Films on Copper(100) Oxidized at Elevated Temperature., Reginaldt Hamilton Madjoe

The Valuation Effects of Initiations and Terminations of Joint Ventures., Tomas Mantecon prieto

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A Hierarchical Shape Representation by Convexities and Concavities and Its Application to Shape Matching., Gustavo Martinez

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Predicting Short -Term Violence Among Forensic Inpatients., Mac Marcantel Martin

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The Relationship Between Water Vapor and Hurricane Track Using the GOES-8 Satellite., Melvin Francis Martin Jr

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Molecular Systematics of Eastern Cottonwood Using AFLP and RAPD Markers., Xiaohong Ma

Say What? Topics, Signs, and Signification in African-American Music., Horace Joseph Maxile Jr

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From the Shadow of Reagan: George Bush and the End of the Cold War., Christopher Alan Maynard

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The Emergence of Lay Ecclesial Youth Ministry as a Profession Within the Roman Catholic Church., Charlotte Faye Mccorquodale

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Evaluating the Taxonomic Status of the Great White Heron (Ardea Herodias Occidentalis) Using Morphological, Behavioral and Genetic Evidence., Heather Louise Mcguire

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Analytical Method Development and the Study of Inhibitors for the GDP -Mannose 4,6 -Dehydratase Enzyme Involved in GDP -Fucose Synthesis Pathway., Marianne Lynette Mckee

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An Exploratory Study of the Influence of National and State Standards on Middle School Science Teachers' Classroom Assessment Practices., Kathy Jean Mcwaters

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Diets of Wild Versus Released, and Pen-Raised White-Tailed Deer in Southeastern Louisiana, Richard James Meyers

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Espace Textuel: Espace d'Affirmation d'Une Identite De l'Interstice Dans Les Ouvrages De Leila Houari, "Zeida De Nulle Part"; De Farida Belghoul, "Georgette!"; Et d'Azouz Begag, "Le Gone Du Chaâba"., Nayat M'hamed

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Epidemiology of Salmonella in the Green Iguana (Iguana Iguana)., Mark Anthony Mitchell

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Effective Lobbying Strategies for Higher Education in State Legislatures as Perceived by Government Relations Officers., Ellen Prothro Murphy

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Systematics of Neotropical Satyrine Butterflies (Nymphalidae: Satyrinae: Euptychiina) Based on Larval Morphology and DNA Sequence Data and the Evolution of Life History Traits., Debra Lynne Murray

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Wavelet Analysis and Classification of Urban Environment Using High -Resolution Multispectral Image Data., Soe Win Myint

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Modified Mesoporous Silicates for Metal Adsorption., Allison Majorie Naquin

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Sources and Types of Formal and Informal Assistance: Patterns Among Louisiana's Welfare Population., Alison Kay Neustrom

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Worldly Rites: The Social and Political Significance of Religious Services in Louisiana, 1803--1865., Julia Huston Nguyen

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Ways of Incorporating Photographic Images in Learning and Assessing High School Biology: a Study of Visual Perception and Visual Cognition., Brenda Chaumont Nixon

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Pyrrole -Terminated Dendrimers for Use in Polymerizable Monolayers and Guest Encapsulation Systems., Charles Oakley Noble IV

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A Dynamic Econometric Model for the United States Rice Market., Sung Chul No

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Teacher Personal and School Culture Characteristics in Effective Schools: Toward a Model of a Professional Learning Community., Dianne Fuselier Olivier

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The Anxious *Double: Twins in Plays of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s., Shellie Kaye O'neal

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A World of Deference: Paradoxes of Victorian Paternalism in John Ruskin, Charles Dickens, and John Stuart Mill., Peter Mitchell O'neill

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Sexual Profanity and Interpersonal Judgement., Robert Paul O'neil

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Densities of 4-Ranks of K(2) of Rings of Integers., Robert Burke Osburn

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I Won't Be Blue Always: Music as *Past in August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone", "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom", "The Piano Lesson" and "Fences"., Yolanda Williams Page

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Appalachia on Stage: the *Southern Mountaineer in American Drama., Laura Grace Pattillo

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Caught in the Middle: the Construction, Expression, and Transformation of Identity Among Haitian Youth in Montreal., Earl Floyd scooter Pegram

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The Role of Immunity in Resistance of Gulf Coast Native Sheep to Haemonchus Contortus Infection., Maria Teresa Pena

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Translating Exile in Panait Istrati's "Mes Departs", Samuel Beckett's "Fin De Partie" and Selected Poems by Paul Celan., Ina Alice Pfitzner

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Characteristics and Use of Thin Metals on Modified Glass Substrates., Sonya Latrice caston Pierre

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Perceptions of Work Ethic Among College Seniors., Patricia Nolen Pierson

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Neuropsychological Effects of Acute Mustard Gas Exposure., James Bryon Pinkston

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Effects of Nitric Oxide Synthase Inhibitors on Equine and Bovine Follicular Dynamics and Steroidogenesis., Carlos Roberto fontes Pinto

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Benthic Foraminifera in Two Stressed Environments of the Northern Gulf of Mexico., Emil Platon

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Shell Model Description of Normal Parity Bands in Heavy Deformed Nuclei., Gabriela Popa

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Breaking the Silence: Toward an Understanding of Speaking Up in the Workplace., Sonya Fontenot Premeaux

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Girls Who Would Be Gods: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson, Elizabeth Bishop, and Sylvia Plath., Anna Lynn Priddy

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Cultural Preservation in the Romansh Landscape: a Geography of the Swiss -Romansh Movement., Erik George Prout

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Middle School Students' Understanding of the Natural History of the Earth and Life on Earth as a Function of Deep Time., Azalie Cecile Pulling

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Compression of Three-Dimensional Magnetic Resonance Brain Images., Xiaojun Qi

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Soil Management in Two Highland Guatemalan Municipios: Local Perspectives on the Management and Degradation of Soil Resources., Steven James Rainey

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Self -Directed Learning and Learner -Control Sequencing: an Examination of the Relationship Between Two Instructional Delivery Systems and the Acquisition and Application of Subject Matter for Teacher Candidates., Martha Ellen Ratcliff

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Lipopolysaccharide Receptor, Toll -Like Receptor 4, Mediated Signaling Pathways Leading to Cyclooxygenase-2 Expression in Murine Macrophages., Sang Hoon Rhee

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Campus Responsibility for Alcohol -Related Injuries: a Law and Policy Analysis., Nathan Mccain Roberts

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The Effect of Calcium Silicate on Rice Yield and Sheath Blight Disease., Chris Raymond Robichaux

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Toward a Reconceptualization of the Integration of Culture and Language in the Korean EFL Classroom., Seung Bin Roh

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Physicochemical, Functional and Spectroscopic Analysis of Crawfish Chitin and Chitosan as Affected by Process Modification., Sandeep Kumar Rout

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Synthesis of Phosphonopeptides and Alpha, Alpha-Dialkylated Amino Acid-Rich Peptides., Sheila Denise Rushing

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Measurement of Bottom Quark Production in Two -Photon Collisions., Sepehr Saremi

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Production, Process Design and Quality Characterization of Catfish Visceral Oil., Subramaniam Sathivel

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A Drifter Study of Advection, Deformations, and Patch Variances With Application to Larval Transport and Dispersal in Barataria Bay, Louisiana., Terry L. Schaefer

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Space Geodetic Constraints on Plate Rigidity and Global Plate Motions., Giovanni Federico Sella

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Learning to Teach in a Virtual Environment: a Case Study of the Louisiana Virtual Classroom Teachers., Rachel Geralyn Sellers

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Understanding the Connections Between High-Stakes Test Consequences and School Literacy Experiences., Deborah Karen Setliff

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Material Properties and Characteristics for Development of an Expert System for Coal -Tar Sealers., James Edwin Shoenberger

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Oral Poetry in a Literate Culture: a Performance Ethnography of Poetry Slams., Ramon Lavelle Sibley Jr

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Cytopathology, Detection, and Identification of Viruses Infecting Sweetpotato., Jeonggu Sim

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Improved Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Linear Time-Of-Flight Mass Spectrometry of Oligonucleotides and Nucleic Acids via Matrix Additives and Sample Preparatory Technique., Tracey Arlene Simmons

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"A New Town Will Appear on Charleston Neck": North Charleston and the Creation of the New South Garden City., Dean Thrift Sinclair

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Mapping by Cooperative Mobile Robots., Thomas Oliver Smailus

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Teacher Efficacy, Administrator Efficacy, School Culture, and Leadership Density., Roy Wade Smith

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Faculty Perceptions of Communication Effectiveness in the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service., Sally Maureen Soileau

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The Perceived Influence of Selected Factors on the Decision of Louisiana 4-H Teens and Non-4-H Teens to Volunteer., Kenneth Spoto

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Self -Efficacy and Human Caring Correlates of Child Welfare Caseworker Performance in the Juvenile Courts., Sue Duvall Steib

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Differential Modes of External Change Agent Support in Diffusion of Innovation., Janet Gibson Stevens

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Embracing the Void: Nietzsche's "Zarathustra" and the Political., James Daniel Stewart

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Theatre at Caffe Cino: the Aesthetics and Politics of Revolt, 1958--1968., Wendell Corbin Stone

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Isolation and Characterization of a Rhodobacter Capsulatus hemC Mutant., Karen Coleman Sullivan

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Women and the Law of Property Under Louisiana Civil Law, 1782--1835., Sara Jane brooks Sundberg

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Neither Natchez Nor Tara: an Environmental Historial Geography of the Upper Pearl River Basin of Mississippi, Protohistoric Period to 1940., Frederick William Sunderman

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Indium Arsenide/Gallium Arsenide Quantum Dots and Nanomesas: Multimillion-Atom Molecular Dynamics Solutions on Parallel Architectures., Xiaotao Su

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Medical Image Set Compression Using Wavelet and Lifting Combined With New Scanning Techniques., Rahman Tashakkori

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Systemic and Colonic Hemodynamic and Vasomotor Responses to Adenosine Triphosphate in Horses., Joanne Tetens

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Writing the Beloved Community: Integrated Narratives in Six Contemporary American Novels About the Civil Rights Movement., Paul Tewkesbury III

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Social Support and the Prevalence of Depressive and Anxiety Disorders in Low -Income Adults With Type 2 Diabetes and Other Chronic Illnesses., Janet Leigh Thomas

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Post -Displacement Employment in a Rural Community: Why Can't Women and Oil Mix?, Linda Anderson Tobin

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Patterns of Reef Fish Larval Supply to Petroleum Platforms in the Northern Gulf of Mexico., James Marvin Tolan

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Estimation of Oceanic Surface Velocity Vector Fields Using Multiresolution., Guillermo Tonsmann

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The Russian Orthodox Church as a Symbol of Right Order: a Voegelinian Analysis., Lee David Trepanier

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Catharine Maria Sedgwick's "Hope Leslie": Clues to a Woman's Journey., Sally Mcmillan Tyler

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William Albright's Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano: Analytical Insights and Performance Considerations., Brian Russell Utley

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Comparison of Four Screening Procedures for Identifying Students for Special Education: Validation of Problem Validation Screening., Amanda Mathany Vanderheyden

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Red Morningglory (Ipomoea Coccinea L.) and Sugarcane Response to Soil-Applied Herbicides., Blaine Joseph Viator

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Numerical Simulations of Incompressible Flows in Complex Geometries., Konstantinos Vogiatzis

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Two Splice Variants of Nopp140 in Drosophila Melanogaster., John Mark Waggener

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Economic Consequences of Caregiving to the Elderly on Women's Lives., Chizuko Wakabayashi

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On K-Conjugacy Classes of Maximal Tori in Semi-Simple Algebraic Groups., Uroyoan Ramon-emeterio Walker

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The Call From the Stranger on a Journey Home: Curriculum as Creative Transformation of Selfhood., Hongyu Wang

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Control of Supply Chain Systems by Kanban Mechanism., Shaojun Wang

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Team -Member Exchange and Trust Contexts: Effects on Individual Level Outcome Variables Beyond the Influence of Leader -Member Exchange., Barbara Ann Wech

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Professional Culture and Efficacy Correlates of Organizational Effectiveness in Cooperative Extension Services., Rebecca Elaine White

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Some Technical Vocabulary of Rhetorical Invention in the Treatise of Anonymous Seguerianus, Hermogenes' "On Statis", and Book Three of the [Pseudo-]Hermogenic Work "On Invention", Mark Allen Williams