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 2016

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A Multiple Case Study Analysis of Mentor-Mentee Perception of the Effectiveness of Self-Disclosure in the Field Experience, Khaled Ismail Alnajjar

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High-Pressure Properties of Several Narrow Bandgap Semiconductors from First-Principles Calculations, Andrew Michael Alvarado

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Implementation of the Obesity Prevention and Management (OPM) Guideline to Increase Recognition and Treatment of Childhood Overweight and Obesity in an Urgent Care Setting, Krystle Denise Apodaca

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Interpreting Schubert Lieder through Transcription: Four Composers’ Techniques in Solo Piano Transcriptions of Lieder from Die schöne Müllerin, Spencer Baker

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Family, Housing, and the Political Geography of Gay Liberation in Los Angeles County, 1960-1986, Ian M. Baldwin

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Impact of Universal Social-Emotional and Behavioral Screening Among Middle School Students: A Multistage Approach to Identification, Kristen M. Ballinger

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

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The National Diabetes Prevention Program an intervention for Diabetes Risk Reduction, Kavita Batra

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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 Radionuclide Concentration In Dust Collected At The Nellis Dunes Recreational Area, Mathew John Bensen

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Seers In Greensand, Michael Lawrence Berger

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Characterizing the Earliest Stages of Partial Melting: A Study of the Pyrometamorphic Aureole of Miocene Mt. Perkins Pluton, Northwest Arizona, Mathew Beshears

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Viktor Kosenko's Piano Cycle Eleven Etudes in the Form of Old Dances, Ekaterina Bessmeltseva

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A Case Study Analysis of Career and Technical Instructors' Development of Multicultural Self-Awareness through a Transformative Learning Experience, Cynthia Bezard

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Removal of High and Low Levels of Ammonium from Industrial Wastewaters, Gregory Bock

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The Effects of Source and Content on Types of Social Influence in Online Traveler Reviews, Laura A. Book

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On the Scattering of an Acoustic Plane Wave by a Soft Prolate Spheroid, Joseph Michael Borromeo

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A Case for Chiral Contributions to Nondipole Effects in Photoionization Using Linearly Polarized Soft X-rays, Kyle Patrick Bowen

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The Edge of Mercury, Aurora Brackett

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Water Harvesting Methods and the Built Environment: The Role of Architecture in Providing Water Security, Adam Joseph Bradshaw

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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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Standardization of Military Rapid Response Teams, Kristine Patricia Broger

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Intra-Ethnic Diversity in Ischemic Heart Disease and Stroke Mortality among Hispanics in the United States, Karen Elizabeth Callahan

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Commingled Tombs and ArcGIS: Analyzing the Mortuary Context and Taphonomy at Bronze Age Tell Abraq, Maryann Calleja

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Working as Civic and Patriotic Duty for Consumption: A Critical Discourse Analysis of American Presidential Inaugural Speeches Since World War II, Michelle Leigh Casey

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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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An Annotated Bibliography of Beginning and Intermediate Solo Bassoon Literature, Kim Kehau Chai

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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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Nanomaterials for Solar Distillation Technology, Jack Warren Stoddard Cheney

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A Distributed Processing Platform With Reconfigurable Autonomous Nodes, Grzegorz Chmaj

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“The Ground You Walk on Belongs to My People": Lakota Community Building, Activism, and Red Power in Western Nebraska, 1917-2000, David Christensen

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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 Experience of Teaching Online Secondary Science, Cynthia Ann Clark

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'The Only Thing That Matters': A Critique of the Editorial Practices in The Garden of Eden, Jesse Lee Cook

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Identify an Ideal Residential Wall Assembly for Las Vegas Climate Considering Construction Cost, Energy Performance and Embodied Energy, Johny Corona

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WOLF!!! VOL. 1, Jamison Crabtree

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Teachers + School Librarians = Student Achievement: When Will We Believe It?, Gaetana D'agata

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Empirical Study of Concurrent Programming Paradigms, Patrick M. Daleiden

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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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Original Chamber Percussion Works for Silent or Silenced Film in Live Performance, James William Doyle Iii

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Direct Dissolution and Electrochemical Investigation of Cerium and Uranium in Ionic Liquid, Janelle Droessler

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Post-Concussion Symptom Reporting: Is Gender a Factor in the Adolescent Population? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Jessica Dunne

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How Queer!: Camp Expression in Francis Poulenc's Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano, Kevin Ryland Eberle

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(U-Th)/He Studies of the Southern Snake Range Metamorphic Core Complex, NV and Gypsum Valley Salt Wall, Paradox Basin, CO, USA, Sarah Lynn Evans

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Assessing Clinical Significance of the Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing Battery When Comparing Adjusted and Unadjusted RCI Methods for Different Ranges of Baseline Scores, Ashley N. Figaro

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Crossing, Olivia Clare Friedman

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The Validation and Verification of LES Modeling Using KIVA, David Fyda

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Security Threats from UAS and Its Mitigation Through Detection and Tracking, Sai Ram Ganti

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Concurrent Mental Health and Sport Performance Enhancement in an Athlete Initiating Behavioral Intervention with No Assessed Pathology: A Case Examination Supporting Optimization, Yulia Gavrilova

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

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Patterns of Synorogenic Sedimentation Associated with the Unroofing of the Willard-Paris-Meade Thrust Sheets, Sevier Fold-Thrust Belt, Amanda Gentry

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

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Effects of Vertical Ground Motion on Seismic Performance of Reinforced Concrete Flat-Plate Buildings, Sara Jean George

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The Birth of an Arts Scene, William Goldberg

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The Manifestation of Student Engagement in Classrooms: A Phenomenological Case Study of How Teachers Experience Student Engagement and How It Influences Pedagogical Decision Making, Andrew Goodman

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Differences in Perceived Importance of Preventative Services and Healthcare Provider Trust Among Hispanics, Jonathan James Gore

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Theater Education: Thinking Outside of the Black Box, Raheve Gray

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Collaborative Writing for Commercial Musical Theatre, Alexandra Grill-Childers

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Complex Traffic Network Modeling & Area-wide Hierarchical Control, Saumya Gupta

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A Simulator Application for Distributed Leader Election Algorithms, Sugeeswara Gurudeniya

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Top-K Nodes Identification in Big Networks Based on Topology and Activity Analysis, Sweta Gurung

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Physiology and Genetics of Starvation-Selected Drosophila melanogaster, Christopher Michael Hardy

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Ab Initio Structure Determination and Property Characterization of High-Pressure Ca-O Compounds and Li2(OH)Br Crystals, Christopher Higgins

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Notes from Reconstructing Illness, Scott Hinkle

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Applied Anatomy in Music: Body Mapping for Trumpeters, Micah Holt

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Nindanishinaabewimin: Ojibwe Peoplehood in the North American West, 1854-1954, Margaret Huettl

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The San1 Ubiquitin Ligase Functions Preferentially with Ubiquitin-Conjugating Enzyme Ubc1 During Protein Quality Control, Rebeca Lea Ibarra

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Seismic Response of an Older Bridge in Nevada under Maximum Considered Earthquake, Ryan Thomas Isaac

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Comparing the Effects of Two Utility Value Interventions on Graduate Students' Interest, Performance, and Perceptions of Utility Value, Ivan Vladimirov Ivanov

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Cerebellar Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Motor Skill Acquisition in a Throwing Task, Austuny Jackson

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Effects of Hydraulic Connections on Unsaturated Flow in Dual-Permeability Media, Jeevan Jayakody

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Design and Implementation of Benes/Clos On-Chip Interconnection Networks, Yikun Jiang

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The Skinny House, Leo August Jilk

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Cancer among Asian American Population in the United States: Incidence and Survival Disparities, Hongbin Jin

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Muscle Activity and Power Output Between Stationary and Outdoor Cycling, Jared Joerger

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Investigation of Sequential Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Effect on Run Performance, Max Evan Jones

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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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Investigating Teacher Learning and Change in a Professional Learning Community: Integrating ELA and Social Studies Curriculum, Derek Jordan

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Pansori, Bomi Kang

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Explaining the Dynamics of Civil War: Exposure, Violence, and Consolidation against Civil War, Karim Kardous

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A Study on Automated Process for Extracting White Blood Cellular Data from Microscopic Digital Injured Skeletal Muscle Images, Bibek Karki

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Competencies for the Community College Advisor: A Crucial Job in the Student Success Mission, Shellie Jo Keller

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Inner Experience and Self-Ratings of Inner Speaking, Jason Michael Kelsey

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The Acute Effects of Different Foam Rolling Timing Durations on Hamstring Flexibility, Chloe Marie Kipnis

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Water Balance and Moisture Dynamics of an Arid and Semi-Arid Soil: A Weighing Lysimeter and Field Study, Jeremy E. Koonce

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MCNP6 Computational-Based Sensitivity Propagation Analysis of Continuous Neutron Cross-Sections Using the Godiva (HMF-001) and the Godiver (HMF-004) Benchmark Criticality Study Cases, Lawrence James Lakeotes

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Algorithms for Monotone Paths with Visibility Properties, Bikash Lama Bamjan

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Investigating Inner Experience While Reading an Erotic Short Story, Leiszle Rae Lapping-Carr

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Water, Prestige, and Christianity: An Ecocritical Look at Medieval Literature, Cortney Nicole Lechmann

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Shostakovich's Ninth Symphony: An Analytical Exploration and Keys to Interpretation, Phillip Lenberg

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Mouthy Bones, Shaun Leonard

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Effect of Thermal Treatment on High Temperature Deformation of Alloy EP-~823, Martin Milburn Lewis

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Portable High Throughput Digital Microfluidics and On-Chip Bacteria Cultures, Yiyan Li

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Solar Energy Storage in Molten Salt Shell Structures, Nathan David Tyrrell Loyd

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A Case Study: Students' Mathematics-Related Beliefs From Integrated STEM Model-Eliciting Activities, Cathrine Maiorca

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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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Efficient Algorithms for Clustering Polygonal Obstacles, Sabbir Kumar Manandhar

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Creating A Dynamic, Multi-Purpose Correction for Multiple Geometries and Field Sizes to Account for Off-Axis and Asymmetric Backscatter With Varian Portal Dosimetry, Remy Manigold

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Mr. Universe Wants To Live Forever, Oksana Marafioti

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Ozonation in Water Reuse: Formation and Mitigation of N-~nitrosodimethylamine, Erica J. Marti