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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Takes Dying Animals, Brittany Leigh Bronson

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Power Optimization, Diagnostic Monitoring, and Modeling of Photovoltaic System, Khalid Hurayb

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The Dakini Project, Kimberley Harris Idol

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The Grass Shrimp, Palaemonetes, Pugio: Hypoxic Influences on Embryonic Development, Christensen C. Javier

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A comparative evaluation of the effects of incline on kinematics and muscle function during backward walking, Daniel Brent Jensen

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Revenue Management in a Multi-Channel Environment: The Effect of Pricing Strategies on Perceived Fairness, Lan Jiang

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Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) Offspring Recruitment on the Carrizo Plain National Monument: Evaluating the Effects of Low Population Density and Marginal Habitat Quality., Diego Ramirez Johnson

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Binary Technetium Halides, Erik Vaughan Johnstone

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Golf Tourists at Two Courses in Las Vegas: A Demographic Profile, Brian Milford Jones

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Enhancing Teaching and Learning through iPad Integration in a Clinic-~based Literacy Course, Kyle F. Kaalberg

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A Model of Hospitality Employee Engagement, Hee Jung Kang

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Implementing Influence Diagram Concepts to Optimize Border Patrol Operations using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Ashish Karki

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Maltreated Multiracial Youth, Harpreet Kaur

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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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Retirement and the Registered Nurse: The SAVER Study, Shanna Field Keele

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Modeling and Development of Human Interface for Pedestrian Simulator, Romesh Khaddar

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Development of a Visualization System for Highway Safety Management Using Safety Analyst, Indira Khanal

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All is Ripe for Fire, Dana Marie Killmeyer

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An Autoethnography of Heart-Based Hope Leadership: A Matter of Life or Death, Cynthia Jeanne Kimball

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Unfinished Business in Bereavement: A Mixed Methods Study, Kara Lee Klingspon

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A Branch and Bound Method for Sum of Completion Permutation Flow Shop, Swapna Kodimala

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Using Seismic Reflection to Locate a Tracer Testing Complex South of Yucca Mountain, Nye County, Nevada, Levi Kryder

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Modeling of Short Term and Long Term Impacts of Freeway Traffic Incidents using Historical Data, Vidhya Kumaresan

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Garnet Dating, Pressure-Temperature Time Paths and Kinematic Analysis of the Schist of Upper Narrows, Raft River Mountains, Northwestern Utah: Tectonic Implications of Pressure-Temperature-Time-Deformation Paths, Alison Christine Lacy

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Numerical Simulations of Traffic Flow Models, Puneet Lakhanpal

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Evaluation of Earthquake Hazard for Las Vegas Valley, Nevada Incorporating Probabilistic Hazard Assessment and Non--Linear Site Response, Suchan Lamichhane

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The Mental Organization of People's Permanent and Situational Attributes, Kathleen Larson

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Integrated Casino Resort Plan in Korea: The Perception of Korean Government Representatives, Donghwa Lee

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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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Progressive Collapse Analysis of Older Reinforced Concrete Flat Plate Buildings Using Macro Model, Jinrong Liu

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Determinants of Head and Neck Cancer Survival in Nevada for 1995-2008, Xiao Q. Li

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Family Environment and Severity of Absenteeism in Youth, Rachel Marie Loftis

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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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Understanding how honey bee flight and senescence are connected through oxidative stress., Joseph Margotta

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Effects of Cooperation Games on Social Interactions of Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Teri Alicia Marx

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A More Perfect World, Amy Katherine Mayo