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 2000

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Regional Differences in Understanding Between Two Groups of High School Science Students on a Complex Environmental Science Concept Known as the Dead Zone of the Gulf of Mexico: a Web -Based Approach., Sharon Ann Flanagan

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Advanced Oxidation Processes for Remediation of Explosives -Contaminated Soils., Elizabeth Covington Fleming

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The Effects of Government Funding on Non -Profit Organizational Behavior., Melissa Scott Flournoy

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Validation of a Screening Instrument for Exposure to Violence in Children: the KID -SAVE., Anise Lavaun Flowers

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Luis De Unzaga and Bourbon Reform in Spanish Louisiana, 1770--1776., Julia Carpenter Frederick

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Structure and Function Studies of De Novo Peptides Containing Novel Amino Acids., Ted Joseph Gauthier

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Comparing Interventions on Disruptive Classroom Behaviors Derived From Descriptive Analysis, Experimental Analysis, and Reinforcer Assessment., Heather Peshak George

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The Effect of Antecedent and Consequent Strategies on Increasing Student Homework Compliance and Academic Achievement., Donna Marie Gilbertson

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A Neuro-Expert Approach for Decision -Making in Welding Environment., Vivek Goel

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Simulating Household Travel Survey Data in Metropolitan Areas., Stephen Peter Greaves

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"That Preacher's Going to Eat All the Chicken!": Power and Religion in Richard Wright., Tara Tanisha Green

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An Inquiry Into the Impact of Teacher Variances Within the Implementation of the Success for All Reading Program in Two School Districts., Karen Parker Guillot

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Effects of Suggestive Questioning on Women's Self -Report of Pain Information Following Colposcopy., Jodie Rabalais Guth

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The Evolution of Frank Norris in the American Medievalist Tradition: Norris's Progression From Gothic Juvenilia to Modern Courtly Love in "The Pit"., Holly Ann Hale

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Alcohol Abuse and Violent Crime: a Contemporary Examination and Comparison of Adult Male and Female Violent and Nonviolent Criminal Offenders., Don Randall Haley

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Coming Home: Homecomings and Return Migration in African -American Folklore and Literature Since 1970., Stephanie Gail Hall

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Molecular Systematics and Historical Biogeography of the Tree Shrews (Tupaiidae)., Kwai Hin Han

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Factors Influencing the Decision to Transfer as Perceived by Students Currently Enrolled in a Four -Year University Who Have Transferred From Another Four -Year University., Brenda Griffin Hanson

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Origin, Distribution, and Degradation of Sedimentary Organic Matter in a Modern Tropical Deltaic System (Mahakam Delta, Borneo, Indonesia)., Martine Joelle Hardy

Theoretical Prediction of Nuclear Quadrupole Resonance Spectra of Aluminum, Bromine and Nitrogen Compounds via First Principles Calculations., Chris Robert Harwell

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Behavioral Outcome of Preschoolers Exposed Prenatally to Cocaine: the Role of the Caregiving Environment., Veronica L. Haynes

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Workplace Whining: Antecedents and Process of Noninstrumental Complaining., Anita Konieczka Heck

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Development of Novel Separation Strategies: Part I. The Separation and Characterization of the Insecticidal Pyrethrin Esters. Part II. Separations in Capillary Electrochromatography., Charles William Henry III

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A Narrative Study of Selected Introductory College Biology Students' Struggles to Gain an Understanding of Scale and Measurement., Juliana Guillory Hinton

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Ergonomic Evaluation of Manually Operated Valves., Eileen Bordelon Hoff

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A Methodology to Support the Maintenance of Object -Oriented Systems Using Impact Analysis., Michael Alan Hoffman

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The Effects of the Laboratory on College Students' Understanding of Evolution: Implications for Conceptual Change., Lorna Benita Holtman

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Honor Bound: *Southern Honor and the Mexican War., Gregory Scott Hospodor

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Environmental Voting in Congress., John Christopher Howell

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Fundamental Characterization and Numerical Simulation of Large Stone Asphalt Mixtures., Baoshan Huang

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The Relationship of Daily Stress and Health in Adolescents: Development of the Daily Stress Inventory for Adolescents (DSI -A)., John Michael Huete

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Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Rhodium -Tetraphosphine Ligand Complexes., Clinton Hunt Jr

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Comparison of Biogeochemical Functions Between Restored and Natural Bottomland Hardwood Wetlands., Rachael Grimsley Hunter

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The Effects and Mechanism of Action of Cimetidine on Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase Using an Equine Soft-Tissue Inflammation Model., Robert Paul Hunter

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The Role of Major and Minor Stressors in Moderating the Transtheoretical Model of Exercise Behavior Among Predominantly Low -Income Patients Attending Primary Care Clinics., Shawn Kahlil Jeffries

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Hydrodynamic Behavior of Spouted Beds With Application to the Coating of Heart Valve Components., Hao Jiang

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The Effect of Phytase on Nutrient Availability in Diets for Swine and Poultry., Sara Leann Johnston

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Shattering the Barriers: Achieving African American Students at a Predominantly White Research I University in the South and Their Reasons for Success., Rose Mary Joubert-thompson

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A Cross-Sectional Study of Prevalence and Risk Factors for Major Goat Diseases in Eastern and Western Uganda: Results and Exploration of Biases., Edmond Kato Kabagambe

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Mapping the Learning Organization: Exploring a Model of Organizational Learning., Sandra grin Mae Kaiser

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The Breeding Ecology of White-Faced Ibis in the Lower Carson River Basin, Nevada, Eric Patrick Kelchlin

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Reformers in the Marketplace of Ideas: Student Activism and American Democracy in Cold War Los Angeles., Kurt Edward Kemper

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Congestion Control Mechanisms for Internet Multicast Transport Protocols., Elias George Khalaf

Anomalous Shape Recognition Using Computer Vision., Chang-sik Kim

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Characterization of Low Dielectric Constant PECVD Fluorinated Silicon Oxide Film and Its Application to Copper Metallization Using Tantalum as a Diffusion Barrier., Kihong Kim

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Extended Topics in the Integration of Data Envelopment Analysis and the Analytic Hierarchy Process in Decision Making., Tae-sung Kim

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Atomic and Electronic Properties of Neutral and Cationic Metallic Clusters., Andrew Marc Kolchin

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Rights of Passage: a Cross -Cultural Study of Maroon Novels by Black Women., Randi Gray Kristensen

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Habitat and Demography of Understory Trees in Mixed Species Hardwood Forests in Northern Florida, United States of America., Charles Kwit

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Three Essays on Political Economy and International Trade., Far-tsair Lai

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Factors Influencing State and Nation Wetland Management: Building Effective Management Models., Megan Kinley greiner La peyre

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Memory, Time and Identity in the Novels of William Faulkner and Marcel Proust., John Stephen Larose

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Effects of Cobalt-60 Gamma Irradiation on the Malaysian Prawn Macrobrachium Rosenbergii., Nyanti Lee

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Indices of Exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in a Bioindicator Species: Point Mutation Detection in the Cotton Rat., Christine H. Lemarchand-carpentier

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The Early Local and Regional Immune Response to Recall Inoculations of Mycobacterium Leprae in the Skin of Rhesus Macaques (Macaca Mulatta)., Thomas Xavier d Lemarchand

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Tetraarylboronic Acid Resorcinarenes: Synthesis, Molecular Recognition, and Templates for the Construction of Three-Dimensional Electronic Organic Materials., Patrick Tyrone Lewis

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Modeling Escherichia Coli Concentration in Surface Runoff: the ECOLI Model., Teck Yee Ling

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Studies on the Adsorption of Di- And Mono-Isocyanides Onto Gold and Plantinum Surfaces., Song Lin

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Isolation and Characterization of Newly Emerging Coronaviruses in Acute Respiratory Tract Diseases of Cattle., Xiaoqing Lin

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Civic Engagement, Local Capitalism and Poverty: the Effects of the Black Belt, Single Female Household Headship, and Metropolitan Status., Michelle Marie Livermore

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Molecular Systematics of the Green Algal Order Trentepohliales (Chlorophyta)., Juan Manuel Lopez-bautista

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Enhanced Sorption Process for the Production of Hydrogen., Alejandro Lopez ortiz

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Biological and Molecular Properties of Sweet Potato Leaf Curl Virus., Pongtharin Lotrakul

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Glucocorticoid Regulation of the Leptin Receptor Signaling System in the Rat., Abram Madimabe Madiehe

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A Novel Experimental Approach to the Explication of Information Processing Differences Between High and Low Anxious Individuals., Gina M. Manguno-mire

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Transport and Magnetic Measurements of Mono -Silicides., Ncholu Ignatius Manyala

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The Relationship Between on -Campus Interactions and Retention of African American Students at Predominantly White Institutions., Catherine Martin

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Manipulations of Natural System Functions Within the Mississippi Delta: a Simulation-Modeling Study., Jay Franklin Martin

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Dietary Betaine for Swine and Poultry., John O'neal Matthews

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Crystal Structures of Various Organic Materials and a Statistical Analysis of Single Crystal X -Ray Diffraction Data From Potassium -Doped Barium Plumbate., Jerome Gerard May

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Optimization of Gas Well Completion and Production Practices., John H. Mcmullan

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Developing Students' Understanding of Similar Figures: a Perceptual Approach., Danny Ray Mcnabb

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Development of Miniaturized Devices Using X -Ray Microlithography in Poly(methyl Methacrylate) for Chemical Monitoring and Microfluidic Applications., Christopher Scott Mcwhorter

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The Children of Molemo: an Analysis of Johnny Simons' Performance Genealogy and Iconography at the Hip Pocket Theatre., Tony Earnest Medlin

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Coping Strategies and Effectiveness Among Low -Income, Primary Care Patients With Anxiety Disorders., Daniel J. Mehan Jr

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The Sociolinguistic Situation of Creoles in South Louisiana: Identity, Characteristics, Attitudes., Megan Elizabeth Melancon

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Structure Determination of Derivatized Disaccharides by Tandem Mass Spectrometry and Molecular Modeling., Sanford Louis Mendonca

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State-Resolved Molecular Photoionization Dynamics of Polyatomic Systems: Effects of Non-Linear Changes in Molecular Geometry., James Scott Miller

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Professional Versus Caregiver Ratings of the Communicative Abilities of Adults Displaying Moderate to Profound Communication Challenges., Paul Steven Miller

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Shaping the Subject in "La Chanson De Roland" and in Hermann Broch's "Der Tod Des Virgil", Thomas Lee Miller

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I. New Routes to the Synthesis of Chelating Phosphines for Use in Hydroformylation Catalysis. II. Organometallic Complexes of Convex Hydrocarbons., Barry J. Misquitta

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Infrared Dust Emission in Starburst Galaxies: Self-Consistent Modeling From the UV to Far Infrared., Karl Anthony Misselt

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"Shadow of the Blues" and "Dove Sta Amore": Selected Songs of John Musto., Jessica Molin

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Narrative Structure and Characters in the Nanzi Stories of Curacao: a Discourse Analysis., Joke Maaten Mondada

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Evaluating Productivity, Nesting Success, and Conservation of Thick -Billed Parrots., Tiberio Cesar Monterrubio rico

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A Behavior Analytic Approach to Developing Mathematics Skills in Second Graders: a Precision Teaching Intervention., Bruce Pierce Mortenson

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An Intelligent Failure Analysis System., Claude Ray Mount

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Attentional and Judgement Biases Associated With Body Weight Preoccupation in Children and Adolescents., Stephanie Lynn Muller

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Rhetoric, Prudence, and the "Morrill Act" of 1862., Jason Brian Munsell

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Reconstruction of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5, "Adagietto" for Trombone and Piano., Yuri Murata

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Organizational Cognitive Complexity: Determinants and Consequences., Stern Parker Neill

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On Stochastic Integration for White Noise Distribution Theory., Said Kalema Ngobi

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the Avoidance of Responsibility: an Evaluation of Parents' Attributions and Their Relation to Treatment Acceptability., Urdur Njardvik

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Effectiveness of Using an Enterprise System to Facilitate Process -Centered Learning in Business Education., Jose H. Noguera

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Bioanalytical Applications in the Near -Infrared Region Using Fluorescent Covalent and Non-Covalent Probes With Near-Infrared Fluorescence Detection., Clyde Vernon Owens Jr

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A Spatial Inquiry of Infant Low Birthweight and Cancer Mortality in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana., Esra Ozdenerol

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Sociomathematical Norms of Elementary School Classrooms: Crossnational Perspectives on the *Reform of Mathematics Teaching., Jeongsuk Pang

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Influence of Weed Control Programs in Glyphosate -Resistant Cotton on Insects and Seedling Disease., Joseph Harry Pankey

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The History of Our Lady of the Lake College, 1923--2000: a Study of Organizational Change., Linda Carol rakestraw Pendergast

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Hydrodynamics, Bottom Boundary Layer Processes and Sediment Transport on the South-Central Louisiana Inner Shelf: the Influence of Extratropical Storms and Bathymetric Modification., David Alton Pepper