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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Suspended Sediment and Nutrient Flux Dynamics in Fourleague Bay, Louisiana: the Role of Winter Cold Fronts and Atchafalaya River Discharge., Brian Christopher Perez

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Virtual Teams: an Investigation of the Determinants of Team Effectiveness and the Contribution of Managerial Behavior Control., Gabriele Piccoli

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Masked Criticism: the Whore and the Breeches Role as Articulators of Sexual Economic Theory in the Intrigue Plays of Aphra Behn., Mary Katherine Politz

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Children's Identity Construction in a Multicultural Setting., Edith Taylor richardson Powers

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Sabine River Spanish: Survival of a Threatened Dialect., Comfort Pratt-panford

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The Effect of Negative Events and Firm Responses on Brand Associations, Organizational Associations, and Brand Evaluations., Chris Patrick Pullig

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Half -Cycle Pulse Ionization of Diamagnetic Zeeman States in Rydberg Atoms., Chitra Rangan

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Evaporative Mass Transfer of Hydrophobic Organic Compounds From Exposed Contaminated Sediment and Dredged Materials., Raghunathan Ravikrishna

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Francis Hayman: an Artist Reading British Literature in the 1740s., Stephen Alan Raynie

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American Alligator Nesting Ecology in Impounded Marsh Habitat, Louisiana., Steven Richard Reagan

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Country of Origin, Date of Entry, and English Speaking Ability as Predictors of Immigrant AFDC and SSI Usage., Rebel Mary Reavis

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Host and Parasite Interactions Among Three Symbionts: Pocket Gophers, Chewing Lice, and Endosymbiotic Bacteria., David Lee Reed

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Prospective Memory: Contributions of Age, Individual Differences, and Metamemory., Celinda M. Reese

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"Awakenings" on Relational Ways of Knowing: an Ecological Perspective on Curriculum., Elaine Kent Riley

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Using a Behavioral Economic Assessment to Evaluate Stimulus Preferences and to Predict Treatment Outcomes for Aberrant Behavior., Henry Stanley Roane

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An Inquiry Into the Impact of the REGROW Reading /Writing Strategy on Comprehension in a Community College Setting., Angel Michele Royal

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Pathogenesis of Bartonella Henselae in the Domestic Cat: Use of a PCR-based Assay for the Detection and Differentiation of B. Henselae Genotype I and Genotype II in Chronically Infected Cats., Alma Faye Roy

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A Longitudinal Study of Students Academic Achievement Change: a Multilevel Structural Equation Model From a Multiple Group Perspective., John Kipngeno Rugutt

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Amy Beach's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in C -Sharp Minor, Op. 45: a Historical, Stylistic, and Analytical Study., Katrina Carlson Rushing

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Individualized Levels Treatment Packages for Severe Problem Behaviors in Persons With Developmental Disabilities., Karena Suzanne Rush

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Linear Codes Defined From Higher -Dimensional Varieties., Gary Lynn Salazar

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Constitutive Modeling of Cohesionless Granular Materials Using Disturbed State Concept., Prasad Madhava Samarajiva

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Synthesis and Characterization of Alkoxyaniline-Terminated Monomer Monolayers on Gold Surfaces., Keith Cory Schomburg

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Evaluating Alternative Instructional Strategies to Improve Sixth Graders' Reading Comprehension., Emma Mccall Schorzman

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School Life on the Mississippi: an Inquiry Into the Impact of the Louisiana Reform Movement Related to Standards in World History Instruction in Three Secondary School Settings., Michael Joseph Schramm

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Effects of a Low -Protein Diet Supplemented With Coated and Uncoated Methionine on Methionine Metabolism in the Tilapia Oreochromis Niloticus., Manuel Alberto Segovia-quintero

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Reengineering of Legacy Systems to Distributed Environments., Miguel Angel Serrano-vargas

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Resource -Based, Strategic Group, and Industry Influences on Firm Performance., Jeremy Collin Short

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Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Flame -Generated Agglomerates Using Light Scattering., Guocai Shu

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A Method to Discriminate Species From Hydroacoustic Fish Sampling Systems., Rui De paula e Silva

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The Voice of the People: Reasons Laypersons Support K--12 Art Education., Lucienne Bond Simon

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Response of Granular Layers in Flexible Pavements Subjected to Aircraft Loads., Donald Mark Smith

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Slain in the Spirit: a Vodun Aesthetic in Selected Works of Simone Schwarz -Bart, Zora Neale Hurston, and Paule Marshall., Maria Thecla Smith

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Water Quality Model for Evaluation of Nonpoint Source Impacts of Rice Field Runoff., Elizabeth Deette Smythe

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The Effects of Dietary Fatty Acids and Non -Steroidal Anti -Inflammatory Drugs on Cyclooxygenase-2 Expression., Kyung-hee Sohn

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Locally Owned and Operated: Opposition to Chain Stores, 1925--1940., Cory Lewis Sparks

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Structuring Work and Family Lives: Flexible Employment Patterns Among United States Families., Melissa Oliver Stainback

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Insecticide Resistance and Resistance Mechanisms in the Southern House Mosquito, Culex Quinquefasciatus., Jeffrey Dwayne Stancil

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Non -Intrusive Characterization of a Dispersed, Bubbly, Axisymmetric Jet., Kevin Nathaniel Stanley

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The Impact of Implementing Metacognitive Strategies on Instructional and Experiential Scaffolding., Frances Ann Steward

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What Goes on in Cross -Language Encounters: the Tactics and Strategies of Interactional Grammar., Stuart Lee Stewart

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Development of an Instrument for Predicting Success of Persons in Real Estate Sales Careers., Carmel O. Streater

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Visual and Semiochemical Disruption of Host Finding in Pine Bark Beetles., Brian Lee Strom

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"A Secret! a Secret!": Confession and Autobiography in the Poetry of Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, and Ted Hughes., Helen Lynne Sugarman

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Magnetic Measurements of Rare Earth Hexaborides., Alem Abraha Teklu

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Electron Paramagnetic Resonance and High Temperature Susceptibility Measurements in Cesium Hexabromide., Cabir Terzioglu

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Active Site Interactions and Kinetic Characterization of C- And N-Nitroso and Peroxidic Substrates With Alcohol Dehydrogenase: Mechanistic Insights From Studies of the Cobalt -Substituted Enzyme., Alexander Gregory Tkachenko

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Comparative Efficacy and Quality Characterizatin of Mayhaw (Crataegus Opaca) Juice Extraction., Alfred Francois Trappey II

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An Examination of the Baby Boom Generation's Financial Preparations for Retirement., Jeanette Adcock Tucker

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Cultural Adjustment of Foreign Students in an Institution of Higher Education., Bridget Oscar Udoh

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General Studies in Mass Spectrometry. Part A: Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption Ionization (MALDI) Analysis of Oligonucleotides. Part B: Electrospray Ionization (ESI) Studies of Metalloporphyrins., Victor Ewell Vandell

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DNA Alkylation and Its Repair in Small Fish Species., Thomas James Vicek

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Development and Evaluation of a Mass Spectrometer -Based Continuous Emission Monitor for Organic Compound Emissions From Combustion Devices., Emmanuel Tijani Wada

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The Design and Construction of Novel Near -Infrared Time -Correlated Single Photon Counting Devices for the Identification of Analytes in Multiplexed Applications., Emanuel Austin Waddell Jr

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A Matter of Life and Death: Jose Maria Arguedas, Mario Vargas Llosa, and the Postmodern Condition., Lynn Marie Walford

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Critical Connections: Meaningful Mentoring Relationships Between Women Doctoral Students and Their Dissertation Chairpersons., Dawn Deann Wallace

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Personal Factors Affecting Sales Performance: Modeling the Effects of Experience, Competitiveness, Self -Efficacy, Effort, and Creativity., Guangping Wang

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Structure, Expression and Promoter Activity of Ubiquitin Genes From Rice (Oryza Sativa L.)., Jianlin Wang

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Anxiety and Orange Blossoms: Sexual Economics in Wedding Texts by Grace Lumpkin, Eudora Welty, and Alice Childress., Ida Maxwell Wells

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Education as Prison Reform: a Meta -Analysis., Ronald Edward Wells

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Mapping Quantitative Trait Loci Controlling the Early Height Growth of Longleaf Pine and Slash Pine., Changren Weng

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Silencing Dreiser: Textual Editing and Theodore Dreiser's "Jennie Gerhardt"., Annemarie Koning Whaley

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Stratigraphy, Petrology, and Geochemistry of a Mid-Oceanic Carbonate Platform: Niue Island, South Pacific., Christopher Waldo Wheeler

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Efficient Iterative Synthesis of Oligophenylene Rods and Methodology Studies Involving Aryldiazonium Tetrafluoroborate Salts and Arylboronic Esters., Douglas Macarthur Willis

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Extending the Revelation Effect to Faces: Haven't We Met Before?, Jeffrey Roy Wilson

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Kate Chopin's Contribution to Realism and Naturalism: Reconsiderations of W. D. Howells, Maupassant, and Flaubert., Jean Ann Witherow

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Effects of Reading Styles on African-American Preschoolers of Disadvantage., Elizabeth Nowlin Witt

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Interaction of Antimicrobial Peptides With Model Cell Membranes., Lucille Dionne smith Wright

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Consumers' Reasoned Behavior Toward American Alligator Leather Products., Yingjiao Xu

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The Effects of Comparative Advertising Format on Consumer Responses: the Moderating Effects of Brand Image and Attribute Relevance., Mehmet Ismail Yagci

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Effects of Dietary Phytase Supplementation on Growth, Nutrient Utilization, and Phytate Degradation in Channel Catfish, Ictalurus Punctatus., Weibing Yan

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Ice -Core Pollen Studies From the Dunde and Guliya Ice Caps, Qinghai -Tibetan Plateau, China., Zuju Yao

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Studies in Organized Media: Part I. Characterization and Use of Polymeric Chiral Surfactants as Pseudo-Stationary Phases for Separation in Capillary Electrophoresis. Part II. Use of Cyclodextrins in Capillary Electrophoresis and in the Formation of Linear Aggregates., Houphouet Hyacinthe Yarabe

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The Power of Ethnicity: the Preservation of Scots -Irish Culture in the Eighteenth-Century American Backcountry., Kevin Lee Yeager

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A Study of the Potential Use of Asphalt Containing Synthetic Polymers for Asphalt Paving Mixes., Pei-hung Yeh

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Isang Yun: His Compositional Technique as Manifested in the Two Clarinet Quintets., Youngdae Yoo

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Oxidation -Reduction Chemistry of Methane and Nitrous Oxide in Soils and an Approach to Minimize Their Emissions From Irrigated Rice Fields., Kewei Yu

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Boron -Uptake Mechanisms and Boron Nutrition of Rice., Xiaohe Yu

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Effects of Dietary L -Carnitine on Female Retired Breeder Rats Fed High Protein and High Fat., Erika Maria Zablah-bendeck

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An Information Theoretic Approach to Content Based Image Retrieval., John Morris Zachary Jr

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Performance Assessment and English Skill., Zhenghe Zhang

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Homflypt Skein Modules., Jianyuan Zhong

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Well Integrity Mechanism, Failure, and Testing in Shallow Marine Sediments., Desheng Zhou

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A Class of Stable, Globally Noniterative, Nonoverlapping Domain Decomposition Algorithms for the Simulation of Parabolic Evolutionary Systems., Yu Zhuang

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Classically Unstable Approximations for Linear Evolution Equations and Applications., Yu Zhuang

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Computer -Assisted Instruction and Sequencing Within the Studio: a Focus on Halsey Stevens' "Sonata for Trumpet and Piano", Timothy James Zifer

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

Decomposition Strategies for Process Identification and Control Using Neural Networks., Olufemi Adeniyi Adebiyi

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An Engineering Equation of State: Square-Well Statistical Associating Fluid Theory (SAFT)., Hertanto Adidharma

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Territoriality and Commerce: Political Conflict Over the Panama Canal in Geographic Perspective., Robert William Aguirre

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Effectiveness of Web-Based Virtual Learning Environments in Business Education: Focusing on Basic Skills Training for Information Technology., Rami Mahmoud Ahmad

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Risk Management of Aflatoxin Through Mutagenic Potential Modification and Toxin Formation by Intrinsic Components in Food., Syed Shahid Ali

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Restructuring Object -Oriented Designs Using a Metric-Driven Approach., Ghassan Salim Alkadi

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Enhancing the Process of Testing Object -Oriented Systems., Ihssan Salim Alkadi

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Quantitative Modeling and Information System Support for Just -In -Time Partnership., Faisal Badi Al-khateeb

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Analysis of Non-Linear Formation Fracture Resistance Tests Obtained During Oil Well Drilling Operations., Gursat Altun

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College Biology Students' Conceptions Related to the Nature of Biological Knowledge: Implications for Conceptual Change., Gloria Millie apio Ameny

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Life Events, Social Support, and Blood Pressure Control in Low -Income Hypertensive Patients., Steven Christopher Ames

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Picosecond Resonance Raman Studies of Interligand Electron Transfer Rates of Ruthenium Polypyridal Complexes., Danny Ray Anderson

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An Introduction to Joaquin Nin (1879-1949) and His "Veinte Cantos Populares Espanoles"., Gina Lottinger Anthon

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Understanding Congressional Responsiveness., Phillip Jude Ardoin