A culminating publication such as a thesis, dissertation, professional paper or capstone project often marks the end and apex of graduate work in the many graduate programs offered at UNLV. These publications are public testimony of student scholarship and the vehicle used to make a contribution to a specific body of knowledge.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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GIS Framework for Spatiotemporal Mapping of Urban Flooding and Analyze Watershed Hydrological Response to Land Cover Change, Sayed Joinal Hossain Abedin

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Smart Data Collection Using Mobile Devices To Improve Transportation Systems, Tharindu Dasun Abeygunawardana

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Mars-Relevant Phosphate Minerals and Implications for Martian Habitability, Christopher Adcock

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Effect of Caliche on the Behavior of Drilled Shafts, Rouzbeh Afsharhasani

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Simulation of Thermal Transit-Time Flow Meter for High Temperature, Corrosive and Irradiation Environment, Elaheh Alidoosti

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A Survey of Antimicrobial Stewardship Practices in the Western United States: Successes and Challenges, Gayle Louise Allenback

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Salivary Alpha-Amylase as an Indicator of Body Stress Following an Acute Session of Repetitive Jumping, Shaelee Allen

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Behind His Father's Saying: Robert Frost's Wisdom Tradition, James H. Altman

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Detecting Arguments: The Rhetoric of Evidence in Nineteenth--Century British Detective Fiction, Katherine Anders

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Design and Implementation of an Instruction Set Architecture and an Instruction Execution Unit for the REZ9 Coprocessor System, Daniel Spencer Anderson

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Performance or Processing? Effects of Levels of Processing and Divided Attention on Memory-Related Eye Movements, Wei An

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Going Anywhere: Stories, David Armstrong

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Mathematical Equations and System Identification Models for a Portable Pneumatic Bladder System Designed to Reduce Human Exposure to Whole Body Shock and Vibration, Ezzat Aziz Ayyad

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An Evaluation of Kinematic Variables during Stance Phase of a Training Endurance Run, Joshua Paul Bailey

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Family Nurse Practitioner Mentoring Relationships' Impact on Organizational Commitment, Patricia Bartley-Daniele

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The Reduction of Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Intensive Care Units through the Implementation of the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program, Michael Andrew Basinger

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A Competency Model for Catering and Event Professionals Using a Modified Delphi Technique, Donnell G. Bayot

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Morphometric Assessment of the Internal Auditory Canal for Sex Determination in Subadults Using Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), Saoly Benson

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High Strength Steel Fiber Reinforced Flow-Able or SCC Concrete with Variable Fiber by Volume Fractions for Thin Plate and Shell Structures, Abebe Berhe

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A Narrative Study of Male Accompanying Partners: Adaptation to a Nontraditional Role in Dyadic Partnerships, Donald J. Bernard

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Design and Analysis of Hydrogen Powered Actuator Integrating Metal Hydride Storage System, Md Mainul Hossain Bhuiya

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The Interrelationships Among a Concussion-Related Biomarker, Head Hits, And ImPACT Test In Collegiate Football Players, Lucas Bianco

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Effects of Internalizing Behaviors on Processing Speed and Academic Fluency, Kristen Bjork

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The Relationship among School Playground Design and Conditions and Physical Activity Levels in Children, Ipuna Estavillo Black

A Critical Edition and Trumpet Ensemble and Keyboard Reduction of Philipp Jakob Rittler's Sonata à 17 and Sonata à 18, Justin Lee Bland

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

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Hotel Bukovyna, Rebecca Ann Bosshart

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Table Games Revenue Management: A Bayesian Approach, Daryl F. Boykin

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An Efficient Standardized Method of Maintaining Quality Assurance in Therapeutic Treatment Record Keeping, Kelsey Michael Bradshaw

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Listening to the Ranks: Perceptions of the U.S. Air Force Occupational Health and Safety Training, Melissa Jo Breunig

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Takes Dying Animals, Brittany Leigh Bronson

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Characteristics of Unintentional Prescription Drug Poisoning Admissions Clark County, Nevada 2009-2013, Tamara Bruno

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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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Evaluating the Impact of a Home-~Based Childhood Asthma Intervention Program in Clark County, Nevada, Mackenzie Suzanne Burns

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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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Speciation of Pentavalent Technetium Complexes with Aniline and Thiobenzene Derivatives, Kyle E. Childs

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Mitigation of Moving Shocks in an Expanding Duct, Veraun Chipman

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A Characterization of Open Shop Scheduling Problems using the Hall Theorem and Network Flow, Arunasri Chitti

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A Novel Multimodal Image Fusion Method Using Hybrid Wavelet-based Contourlet Transform, Yoonsuk Choi

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Stride Length-Speed Relationship During Body Weight Supported Running, Carmen Chona

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Factors Which Predict the Use of Active Transportation to School Among Children in Clark County, NV, Sheila G. J. Clark

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New Beginnings: A Discussion Guide Adaptation for Living with Diabetes among an Urban American Indian Community, Eudora Lynette Claw

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The effect of single crystal elastic and plastic anisotropy on stress and strain heterogeneity: comparison of olivine to other common minerals, Christopher Joseph Cline Ii

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Cognitive Differences Between High and Low Responders of a Tier II Reading Intervention, Jillian Cohen

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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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Work and Home-Life Balance: A Comparative Study of Hotel Employee Satisfaction in the West and Midwest, Amanda Connick

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Observability in Traffic Modeling: Eulerian and Lagrangian Coordinates, Sergio Contreras

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Use of Standardized Tests Within Nursing Education Programs, Irene Coons

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An Assessment of a 13-week Teaching Gardens Intervention on Healthy Behavior Outcomes in 4th and 5th grade students at Crestwood Elementary School in Las Vegas, Nevada, Miranda Corgiat

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Social Network Analysis (SNA) of Clark County, Nevada Tuberculosis (TB) Case and Contact Investigation Data to Determine Pediatric Risk Factors for Disease Transmission, Darin Michael Cozatt

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Development of a Black-Box Transient Thermal Model for Residential Buildings, Andrew Cross

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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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A Taxonomy of Polynomially Solvable Shop Problems with Limited Number of Machines or Jobs, Megha Sairam Darapuneni

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Investigation of Chloride Induced Corrosion of Bridge Pier and Life-Cycle Repair Cost Analysis Using Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites, Dinesh Dhakal

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Oppositional and Anxiety Behavior Profiles in a Clinical Sample of Youth with Selective Mutism, Rachele Diliberto

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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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Evaluation of Conservation Voltage Reduction as a tool for demand side management, Ali Dorrody

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Combining the Names of Ancestors with the Names of Birds, Jessica Sierra Durham

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Evaluation of PHB Mid-Street Crossing System in Las Vegas, Nevada - Pedestrian Perspectives, Anna Eapen

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

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The Application of Zircon (U-Th)/He Thermochronology to Determine the Timing and Slip Rate on the Willard Thrust, Sevier Fold and Thrust Belt, Northern Utah, Bryan Eleogram

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Investigating the Physical Properties and Runoff Treatment Capability of Pervious Concrete Containing Granular Activated Carbon, Mark Elias Elkouz

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Determining the Presence of Carbapenem Antibiotic Resistance in Clinical Isolates, Fidelis Uzoma Enyinnaya

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Adoption of External Voting in Latin America and the Caribbean, Hafthor Brynjar Erlingsson

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Runnin' With the Rebels: A Phenomenological Analysis of the Experiences of Highly Identified College Student Sports Fans, Joseph Stanley Ervin

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Ground Stone Technology and Household Activities at the Harris Site, Southwestern New Mexico, Lauren W. Falvey

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Simultaneous Determination of Multiple Actinide Elements in a Variety of Soils Utilizing a Standardized Sequential Extraction Protocol, Sherry Alina Faye

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Keeping in Touch: Exchange as an Adaptive Strategy in Southern Nevada, Timothy Joshua Ferguson

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Technetium Sulfide: Fundamental Chemistry for Waste Storage Form's Application, Maryline Ghislaine Ferrier

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Ore Classification and Breccia Formation in the 144 Zone Gold Deposit: A Chemical Replacement Model, Bare Mountain Range, Nevada, William Thomas Fischer

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Feedback Speed Control of a Small Two-Stroke Internal Combustion Engine that Propels an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, Paul D. Fjare

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Ore Characterization of the Estelle Property in the South-~Central Alaska Range, Ember Flagg

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Validation of a Personality Scale: A Factor Analytic Approach, Leslie Forbush

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Physics of Gamma-ray Bursts and Multi-messenger Signals from Double Neutron Star Mergers, He Gao

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The Relationship between Teaching Approaches and Student Science Achievement for Four Racial Groups in US Eighth Grade Classes, Su Gao

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The Effects Of A Single Bout Of Self-~Myofascial Release On Flexibility And Maximum Voluntary Contraction, Jonathan Robert Garcia

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Analyses of Suspension, Expulsion, and Incarceration Data Reported Under IDEA 2004, William Dennis Garnett

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Designing a Process to Reliably Split Extracted Teeth to Access the Dental Root Canal, Happy Singh Ghag

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Morning's Porch, Colby Gillette

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Prymnesium Parvum and Fish Kills in a Southern Nevada Man-~made Reservoir, Tara Gregg

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Novel Deployment of Elpasolites as a Dual Neutron / Gamma-ray Directional Detector, Amber Lynn Guckes

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The Formation of Situation Models in Multimedia, Kris Gunawan

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Approaches for Generating 2D Shapes, Pratik Shankar Hada

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Highway Routine Maintenance Cost Estimation for Nevada, Monika Hagood

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Using the Web 1T 5-Gram Database for Attribute Selection in Formal Concept Analysis to Correct Overstemmed Clusters, Guymon Hall

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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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Designing a Mechanical Linkage Capable of Decreasing Force Transfer from the Facemask to the Protective Helmet when Loading Occurs, Levi Hansen

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Las Vegas in an Era of Limits: Urban Water Politics in the Colorado River Basin, Christian S. Harrison

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Socio-economic and Cultural Determinants of Health Care Services Utilization in Ghana, Vickita Akosua Antwiwaa Harvey

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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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CFD Simulation of the Thermal Performance of a Parallel Counter-Parallel Flow Heat Exchanger for the Treatment of Hypothermia, Alex Heller

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

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School climate, absenteeism, and psychopathology among truant youth, Marisa Charlene Hendron

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The Effect of Early Life Stress on Methamphetamine Damage in the Striatum, Emily Hensleigh

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Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, Jean Ho

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Digital Behavior Intervention Plans: Effects on General Education Teacher fidelity of Implementation, Christopher G. Holcomb

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