Below are theses and dissertations completed by graduates of the University of Nevada Greenspun College of Urban Affairs.

For the entire collection of UNLV theses and dissertations, visit UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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True-~self and the uses and gratifications of Instagram among college-~aged females, Jocelyn Apodaca

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Examining the Extent and Impact of Surveillance on Animal Rights Activists, Cassandra Boyer

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Jornaleros Engaged in a Multidimensional Struggle: A Critical Ethnography with Day Laborers in Las Vegas, Jorge Adrian Castrejon

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Volunteer Management in Faith-~Based Organizations, Cheryl Regina Coleman

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Societal Opinon of Government and Private Agencies’ Surveillance Capabilities Post 9-~11, Stephanie E. Kaplan

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Conflicted Provision: Exploring the Intersection of Social Support and Deception, Courtney Lane Mcdaniel

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Cli-~Fi Cinema: An Epideictic Rhetoric of Blame, Chloe Louise Powell

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Launching Conservative Resistance: A Rhetorical Criticism of the Young Americans for Freedom, Tyler John Snelling

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Cooling Down Crime Hot Spots: Impact of Saturation Patrol on Crime Hot Spots in Las Vegas, Nevada, Rachel Ware Stephensen

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"The Destruction of a Legacy": Agenda Setting and the Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Allegations, Larissa Teran

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President Barack Obama Responds to Gun Violence: A Rhetoric of Transformation., Gabriela Tscholl

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International Responses to Human Trafficking: A Comparative Secondary Data Analysis of National Characteristics, Olivia Germaine Tuttle

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Focus On Success: An Explanatory Embedded Multiple-~Case Study On How Youth Successfully Navigate Workforce Development Programs In Southern Nevada, Ricardo Villalobos

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Broadcast News Directors' Perceptions of Race: A Survey of Psychological and Sociological Measures, Amaya Nichele Worthem

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"Less than a Relationship:" Transitions into an Impactful Romantic Relationship, Yuliya Yurashevich

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Understanding Contingent Faculty: A Quantitative Study of Engagement, Satisfaction, Commitment, and Mentoring Needs, Heidi Batiste

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Judicial Differences in Protective Orders Issuance Rates: An Examination of Courtroom Actors, Case Aspects, and Individual Characteristics, Elena Alexandra Bejinariu

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The People's College? An Examination of Who Governs Community Colleges at the Local Level, Katheryn Christine Brekken

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Corporatized Higher Education: A Quantitative Study Examining Faculty Motivation Using Self-Determination Theory, Aaron Dale Brown

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Food Rescue Program Evaluation Three Square Food Bank, Anna Caputo, Rich Easter, Rosa Rosas, and Mark Sakurada

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The "World's Greatest Deliberative Body" and the Decision to Invade: The Rhetoric of Senatorial Debate on S.J.Res. 46, Henry Russell Castillo

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Analyzing the Relationship Between Job Demands, Job Resources, and Personal Resources on Employee Engagement and Exhaustion of Juvenile Probation/Parole Officers, Danilo Estuardo Chavarria

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The Development of Sexual Attitudes in the Family of Origin and Sexual Satisfaction Later in Life, Bryant Christlieb

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The Lived Experiences of Women in the Information Technology Field as they Transition from One Leadership Level to the Next: A Phenomenological Study, Marilyn Delmont

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Life After Service for Post-9/11 Veterans: Data, Methods, and Policy Impacts, Justin Stockton Gardner

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#TheRightToRemainSilent: Police Department Adoption and Deployment of Social Media, 2010-~2015, Paul Geary

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Consumer Perspectives: Corporate Social Responsibility Through Advertisement and Publicity, Margaret George

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Building an Evaluation Framework for The Smith Center’s Education & Outreach Department, Melissa Jacobowitz, Chris Helda, Stephanie Hernandez, and Rico Casillas

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A Qualitative Study of Job Competencies for Healthcare Social Work Administrators: An Application of the Short Competency Model Process Used to Identify the Behaviors and Personal Characteristics of Exemplary Performers, Lashonda Jones-Moore

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A World of Warning: Exploring U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings and Alerts, Ryan Daniel Larsen

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A Content Analysis of Gender-Specific Media Coverage of Sport: NCAA Athletic Department Home Webpages, Margo R. Malik

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A​ Program Evaluation of Outside Las Vegas’ YMCA Education Program, Robin Mendoza, Kevin Schmidt, Arcelia Barajas, and Branson Chun

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Reader Engagement with Data Journalism: Comparing the Guardian and Washington Post's Coverage of People Killed by Police, Dan Michalski

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Iran through Time: A Visual and Content Analysis of Iranians on the Cover of Time Magazine, Kianoosh Mousavi Niaraki

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An Examination of Sagebrush Rebellion Communications Using Narrative Policy Framework, Amber Overholser

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Clark County Department of Family Services, Parenting Project, Julie Owens, Natalie Grajeda, Stephanie Thelen, David L. Olivieri, and Fredric Jackson

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The Intergenerational Effects of Parental Divorce on Young Adult Relationships, Skyler William Roper

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The Role of School Boards in Addressing Opportunity and Equity for English Learners in the U.S. Mountain West, Carrie Sampson

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"Nobody Can #DragMeDown": An Analysis of the One Direction Fandom's Ability to Influence and Dominate Worldwide Twitter Trends, Nicole Kelsey Santero

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Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and the Populist Tradition in Presidential Rhetoric, Sarah Beth Shaw

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Impacts to Phytoplankton After The Establishment of Quagga Mussels in Lake Mead, Nevada, Warren Bruce Turkett

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Gendered Self-Presentation on Social Media: A content analysis of Tweets from UNLV Men's and Women's Athletic Teams, Alexandra Nicole White

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The Impact of Successful NCAA Division I Athletics Programs on the Social Capital of Urban Communities, Paul Woody

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The Revolution Will Be Computed: Fantasy, Apple Computer, and the Ethos of Silicon Valley, Misti Yang

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Television Consumption and Child Obesity: Linking Children's Contemporary Television Use, Physical Activity, and Advertising to Putnam's Displacement Hypothesis, Brittany L. Altamirano

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Community Advanced Data and Research Analysis: A Mixed Methods Capstone Project, Michael Bernarndo, Brandie Green, Amber Konold, and Kathryn Weavil

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An Evaluation of Clean the World, Las Vegas Volunteer Program, Chanton Cox, Bassem Dahdouh, and Madison Rousell

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Rainbow Company Youth Theatre Program Evaluation, Ambrosia Crump and Dydia Garcia

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Program Evaluation of Clark County Department of Family Services, Parenting Project, Marissa E. Duke, Emily Elzeftawy, and Michael D. Spies

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Burdens and Benefits of Climate Change Solutions: A Case Study of Climate Change Skeptics and Deniers in Rural Nevada, Patricia Dutcher

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Defining the 99%: A Rhetorical Critique of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, Molly Forgey

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The Impact of Environmental Factors on Policy Decisions As It Relates to Community Development Block Grant Allocations, Al G. Gourrier

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"Does Gaming Create Partner Agro" Online Gamings Impact on Partner Intimacy, Steven Burnell Henderson

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Framing Reality: Portrayals of Climate Change in the "Las Vegas Review-Journal", 1997-2014, Jason Ryan Holley

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Thank You For Your Time! Would You Mind Donating to Our Cause? The Effect of Gratitude on Prosocial Behavior, Matthew L. Hortt

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Corruption and Criminal Sentencing Dispositions in China, Qingting Hu

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The Impact of Parental Divorce on Children's Confidence Levels in Young Adulthood, Lawrence Jackson

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The Role of Adaptive Capacity on the Subjective Career Success of Former D-I African-American Male Athletes: A Mixed-Method Study, Leon Antonio Jackson

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Experiencing Parental Loss during Adolescence and Factors Influencing Hospital Involvement and the Grieving Process, Vaida Kazlauskaite

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States and Multicultural Education Policies: An Event History Analysis, Leander D. Kellogg

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The End of the World (EOTW) Scientist and the Framing of Science in Science Fiction Films from 1950 to 2010, Jennifer Naoko Lui

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A Narrative Study of Latinas' Experiences with the Leadership Pipeline in Higher Education, Ana Cecilia Marrero-Lopez

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Depictions of Beauty on Cosmopolitan Magazine: Content Analysis of Covers (1959-2014), Azalee Maslow

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Unrealistic Weeds of Love and Romance: The Korean Drama and the "Flower Boy" Genre, Colby Y. Miyose

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"Breaking Up Is Hard To Do": An Analysis of Parasocial Relationships and Breakups Among "How I Met Your Mother" Viewers, Sara Montes De Oca

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The Economic Impact of the MPAA Rating System on Types of Films Made From 2004-2014, Kaitlin Peck

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Marketing of Gender Stereotypes through Animated Films: A Thematic Analysis of the Disney Princess Franchise, Tiffany Jade Pelton

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Ecosystem response to recent climate change in alpine environments, Patrick Shawn Sawyer

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Siren Song: A Rhetorical Analysis of Gender and Intimate Partner Violence in Gotham City Sirens, Katlin Schmidt

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Citizen Participation within Mental Health Planning and Advisory Councils, Ronald W. Strickland

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Public Sector Compensation: Is The Public School District Superintendent Compensation Worth It?, Ashok Em Sudhakar

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The Visual Framing of the Three Cycles of Climate Control in the New York Times 1851 to Present, Jason Lee Thompson

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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International City/County Management Association 1999 Revenue Estimation Survey Revisited, Benjamin Bond

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An Analysis of Capacity Issues within the Division of Mental and Behavioral Health for the State of Nevada, Jeffrey Buchwald, Tara Cooley, Enrique Mazon Jr., and Jessica Sifuentes

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Understanding brand authenticity in specialized communities: An interpretive qualitative study of the Brit Iron Rebels Las Vegas Clan, Sullivan Charles

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"I Got Shot Five Times and I Got Crucified to the Media": Tupac Amaru Shakur -- Moral Panic, Media Crucifixion and Resurrection, Lucas Jerome Combs

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Walt Disney and the Propaganda Complex: Government Funded Animation and Hollywood Complicity During WWII, Amanda Michelle Cunningham

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Attributions and Coping Behaviors Communicated Among Bullied Students: An Analysis of Bullying Blogs, Carly Marie Danielson

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City of North Las Vegas Complete Streets Corridor Ranking Study Evaluation, Yasmin Dixon, Brianna Lawrence, Sarah Saenz, and Imari Thompson

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A Spatial Analysis Test of Decennial Crime Patterns in the United States, Kristina R. Donathan

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Presidential Epideictic Rhetoric During Times of Crisis: Barack Obama's "9/11" Moment, Michael Eisenstadt

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Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow: Treatment Effects of the Stages of Employment Job Readiness Program on Program Completion and Employment Outcomes for Ex-Offenders, Michael Hammer, Stephanie Pocchia, and Stacy Howell

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Putting the Microscope on Crime Labs: The Effects of Evidence Complexity and Laboratory Type on Jurors' Perceptions of Forensic Evidence, Miliaikeala S.j. Heen

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Examining the Target Levels of State Renewable Portfolio Standards, Laurence Douglas Helwig

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An Evaluation of the Clark County Wetlands Park Volunteer Program, Stephanie Holguin, Riley Kelley, Aaron Manfredi, and Michael McQuatters

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Producer Fans: How Twilight Fans are Using Facebook to Blur the Lines Between Media Producers and Consumers, Nichole Roslyn Kazimirovicz

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Interorganizational Performance Comparisons Using Quality Assurance Audit Results, Raymond E. Keeler

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High Stakes of Media Messages: Decoding Visual Narratives from the Iraq War in the U.S. and British Presses, Jennifer Liese

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Prison, Perceptions, and Policy: Authoritarianism and Attitudes toward Sexual Assault Victims in U.S. Correctional Facilities, Amy Michelle Magnus

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The Rhetoric of Gay Christians: Matthew Vines and Reverend Nancy Wilson as Exemplars, Joshua Holman Miller

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The Presentation of Childhood Parental Divorce in Adulthood: A Retrospective Phenomenological Study, Sheala Catherine Morrison

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Social Capital of Last Resort: The Role of Religion, Family, and Trust among People with Low Socio-Economic Status, Jean Reid Norman

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Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Newly Implemented, Proactive Approach to Legionellosis Investigations Conducted by the Southern Nevada Health District, Devin Charlotte Raman

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Physical Child Abuse and Cultural Differences in Reporting, Emily Frances Reed

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Long May She Reign: A Rhetorical Analysis of Gender Expectations in Disney's Tangled and Disney/Pixar's Brave, Caitlin Joanne Saladino

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Client Selected Music Based Effects On Marital And Couples Therapy, Kevin Matthew Smith

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The Role of Self-Concept in Consumer Behavior, Marisa Toth

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The Role of Self-Concept in Consumer Behavior, Marisa Toth

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Virtual Rebel Website: A Strategy to Increase User Engagement through Bounce Rate Analysis, Michael Vendivel

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The Untold History of Nevada's Shield Statute, Matthew Travis Ward