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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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Maltreated Multiracial Youth, Harpreet Kaur

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Mapping the Online Gambling E-Servicescape: Impact of Virtual Atmospherics on the Gambler's Experience, Brett Lillian Levine Abarbanel

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A Historical Comparative Analysis of Executions in the United States from 1608 to 2009, Emily Jean Abili

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What Factors Impact the Effectiveness of International Non Governmental Organizations (INGOs) in Ethiopia, Ermias Abraham

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Stability Aware Delaunay Refinement, Bishal Acharya

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Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion on Neck Range of Motion, Pain and Function: A Prospective Analysis, Kate Addis, Jason Longhurst, and Bree-lyn vom Steeg

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Utilizing Big Data in Identification and Correction of OCR Errors, Shivam Agarwal

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Assessing Different Zeolitic Adsorbents for their Potential Use in Kr and Xe Separation, Breetha Alagappan

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Study of a Non-Equilibrium Plasma Pinch with Application for Microwave Generation, Ahmad Al Agry

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Dehumanization: As It Is Present Within Bullying Behaviors In An Anti-Bullying Program, Katelyn Amos

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A Digital Image Processing Method for Detecting Pollution in the Atmosphere from Camera Video, Amrita Nikhil Amritphale

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AlPcS(2a)-Mediated Photochemical Internalization of Bleomycin and Concurrent Hyperthermia of Multicellular Tumor Spheroids, Aaron Andersen

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Predictors of Resilience and Their Influence on Adaptation after Elective Abortion, Anna Marie Antonio

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Samsara, Erica Anzalone

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Assessing Growth Response to Climate Controls in a Great Basin Artemisia Tridentata Plant Community, Lorenzo F. Apodaca

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The Importance of Explicitly Mapping Instructional Analogies in Science Education, Loretta Asay

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Investigation of Peak Load Reduction Strategies in Residential Buildings in Cooling Dominated Climates, Fady Atallah

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Comparison of Mesh and Meshless Methods for Partial Differential Equations of Galerkin Form, Wallace F. Atterberry

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Real Time Pattern Recognition in Digital Video with Applications to Safety in Construction Sites, Dinesh Bajracharya

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Max Operation in Statistical Static Timing Analysis on the Non-~Gaussian Variation Sources for VLSI Circuits, Abu M. Baker

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Emotional and Behavioral Reactions to Emotional and Physical Infidelity: An Evolutionary Perspective, Alyson Kay Baker

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Object Detection Using Contrast Enhancement and Dynamic Noise Reduction, Justin Lee Baker

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Friends of Rainbow Company Program Evaluation, Holly Balmer, Christian Downing, and Eric Garner

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An Online Algorithm for the 2-Server Problem On The Line with Improved Competitiveness, Lucas Adam Bang

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A Qualitative Study of Past Student-Participants' Perceptions of College Mentoring Relationships: A Case Within a Hospitality College, Roberta Jo Barnes

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Developing Ethical Competence: The Perspective of Nurse Educators from Pre-Licensure Baccalaureate Nursing Programs Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Jennifer Lee Bartlett

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Dressing Indian: Appropriation, Identity, and American Design, 1940-1968, Alison Rose Bazylinski

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Always Away, Mollie Bergeron

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How We Complain: The Effect of Personality on Consumer Complaint Channels, Riley Allen Berry

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Numerical Modeling of Heat Pipe Radiator and Fin Size Optimization for Low and No Gravity Environments, Virginia Ruth Bieger

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Examining the Testing Effect using the Dual-Process Signal Detection Model, Nicole Jessica Bies-Hernandez

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Temperature Trends and Urban Heat Island Intensity Mapping of the Las Vegas Valley, Adam Leland Black

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Actresses Redefining Theater and Femininity in Eighteenth-Century France, Rebecca Anne Bolen

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Criticality and Characteristic Neutronic Analysis of a Transient-State Shockwave in a Pulsed Spherical Gaseous Uranium-Hexafluoride Reactor, Jeremiah Boles

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Alternations of NMDA and GABAB Receptor Function in Development: A Potential Animal Model of Schizophrenia, Monica Bolton

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Paleoecology of Late Pleistocene megaherbivores: Stable isotope reconstruction of environment, climate, and response, Aubrey Mae Bonde

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The Lived Experience of the Novice Nursing Dean: Exploring the Meaning and Significance, Melissa Rae Bouws

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Exploring the Relationships Between Rap and Hip-Hop Music Use and Objectified Body Consciousness, Body Dissatisfaction, and Gender Norms in Female Juvenile Delinquents, Nina Simone Brathwaite

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The Acute Effect of Two Hip External Rotator Stretches on Range of Motion, Cody Brian Bremner

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Kinematic analysis of axial rotations and the effects of stress selection on takeoff flight performance, Michael L. Brewer

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Friends in the Desert Foundation, Inc. Program Evaluation, Gina Brooksbank, Jessica Wilde, and Holly Williams

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Strategic Electronic Property Control of Self-Assembling Pyrazine-Acenes, Lacie Brownell

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Pyramid of the Sun, James Joseph Brown

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Land-Based Exercise and Its Effect on Quality of Life Outcomes in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review, Cody R. Buckner, Lindsay C. Martin, and Michael L. Soukup

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Therapeutic Neuroscience Education for Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain and Its Effect on Activity Level, Pain Perception, and Function, Stephen Burton, Amber Domingo, and Ryan Spencer

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What Can Biochemistry Students Learn About Protein Translation? Using Variation Theory to Explore the Space of Learning Created by Some Common External Representations, Thomas J. Bussey

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This is the Place: Utah's gaming history and current attitude, Jackson Tad Butterfield

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Literacy Coaching and Preschool Teacher's Implementation of Literacy Instructional Practices, Teresa Byington

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Examination of Student, Program, and Institutional Support Characteristics that Relate to PGA Golf Management Students' Intent to Persist, Christopher Paul Cain

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An Analysis of Reading Skills Instruction Provided To Special and General Educators In Their Pre-Service and In-Service Teacher Education, Wendie Lappin Castillo

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Claiming Citizenship: Las Vegas' Conventional Women's Organizations Establishing Citizenship Through Civic Engagement, Cynthia Cicero

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Simulation and Analysis of Insider Attacks, Christopher Blake Clark

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Can State and Local Revenue and Expenditure Enhance Economic Growth? A Cross-State Panel Study of Fiscal Activity, Christopher Arthur Clarke

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The Role of Body Surveillance, Body Shame, and Body Self-Consciousness during Sexual Activities in Women's Sexual Experience, Kimberly Claudat

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The Lived Experiences of Acute-Care Bedside Registered Nurses Caring for Patients and Their Families with Limited English Proficiency, Jami-Sue Coleman

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Examining the Relationships Between Internalizing and Externalizing Problems and Academic Achievement, Lara Elizabeth Conrad

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Reliability and Validity of the NE1 Wound Assessment Tool (WAT), Stephanie Coon, Faustina Tran, and Melinda Vicencio

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Motives for Different Types of Medical Travelers: An Analysis of the Current State of Academic Research on the Topic, Dan B. Cormany

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An Examination of Walkability in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Area, Courtney Coughenour

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Word Calling In 3rd And 4th Graders: Exploring Student And Teacher Characteristics, Lindsay Starr Couzens

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The Hotel Manager’s Perceived Conflict of Providing for Hospitality and Security: Can the Two Exist in Harmony?, Silvano Cozzini

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The Impact of Anti-BYOD Policies on Generation Z Hospitality Employee's Engagement, Danny Crinson

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The Influence of Person Familiarity on Children's Social Information Processing, Andrew J. Cummings

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The Impacts of Colonial and Environmental Processes on Ceramic Plainware at Salinas Province, New Mexico, Lindsey Elizabeth Daub

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Investigating Potential Factors that Influence Recruitment for Parenting Skills Classes, Rachel Elizabeth Davis

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Sexual Assault Detectives' Justifications for Aggressive Victim Interviewing Methods: A Qualitative Study, Shauna Davis

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Resilience and Trauma in Maltreated Youth, Timothy Day

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Effects of Footstrike Pattern on Low Back Posture, Shock Attenuation, and Comfort During Running, Traci L. Delgado, Emilia Kubera-Shelton, and Robert R. Robb

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The Acute Effects of Upper Extremity Stretching on Throwing Velocity in Untrained Baseball Throwers, Ashley Delobel, Lanisa Harveson, Jason Melton, and Michael Williams

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Examining Household Identity Through Lithic Technology at the Harris Site, Justin Albert Demaio

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Effects of Cervical Spine Manipulation on Balance and Joint Proprioception in Asymptomatic Individuals: Plausibility and Pilot Study, Kimberly Drayer and Michael Kauwe

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Cretaceous and Eocene U-Pb Zircon Migmatite Ages from the East Humboldt Range Metamorphic Core Complex, Nevada, Jordan Drew

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Snail Algorithm For Task Allocation In Mesh Networks, Bartosz Duszel

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Integrating, Developing, and Testing Methods to Generate More Cohesive Approaches to Biogeographic Inference, Mallory Elizabeth Eckstut

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The Effect of Marriage on Stage at Diagnosis and Survival in Women with Cervical Cancer, Sanae El Ibrahimi

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Who Will Tell the Story? Terrorism's Relationship with the International News Media, Katherine Eugenis

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Perceptions of Hospital Patient Safety Culture in Department of Veterans Affairs Station 593 Southern Nevada, Kimberly Falco

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Computer-Based Stereoscopic Parts Recognition for Robotic Applications, Ahmad A. Fayed

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Comparison of the Pervasive Developmental Disorders Screening Test and Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers: Which is the Better Predictor of Autism in Toddlers?, Vanessa Marie Fessenden

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A History and Analysis of the Works of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, Matthew Paul Fisher

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The International Monetary Fund, Power Politics, and the Changing Political Economy of the Twenty First Century, Eduardo Flores

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A Christian Mega Church Strives for Relevance: Examining Social Media and Religiosity, Kenthea Albert-Leigh Joan Fogenay

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A Bird Cannot Fly With One Wing: A Study of Women's Responses to and Attitudes Toward Sexual Infidelity in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Dana Renae Foster

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From Daimon to Demon: The Evolution of the Demon from Antiquity to Early Christianity, Hailey Marie Fuller

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Investigation of Storage-Phosphor Autoradiography for the Rapid Quantitative Screening of Air Filters for Emergency Response Purposes, Athena Marie Gallardo

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Does Movie Viewing Cultivate Unrealistic Expectations about Love and Marriage?, Lauren F. E. Galloway

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Second Language Gesture and Acculturation in Study Abroad Contexts, Christie Marie Gardner

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Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity Investigation of Steel Fiber Reinforced Self-Compacted Concrete, Belayhun Tesfaye Gebretsadik

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Application of (U-Th)/He and 40Ar/39Ar Thermochronology to the Age of Thrust Faulting in the Sevier Orogenic Belt, Michael Giallorenzo

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Experimental and Finite Element Studies of Shock Transmission, Eldon Jerry Goddard

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Design and Fabrication of an Infrared Optical Pyrometer Asic as a Diagnostic for Shock Physics Experiments, Jared Gordon

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The Ethics Glass Ceiling: A Historical Analysis of Actions by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ethics, Michael James Gordon

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Characteristics of Subjects Who Avoid Activities and Participation Due to a Fear of Falling in Parkinson’s Disease, Russell Gourlie, Spencer Sorensen, and Rithea Vong

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Our Side of the Fence: Investigating the New Nativism in the United States, Candace Griffith

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Spatial Health Indicator Analysis Data Collection UNLV Study, Amelia Gulling, Jeff Greer, and Tom Stewart

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The Other September 11th: El Mercurio Media Coverage After The Chilean Coup Of 1973, Valeria Andrea Gurr-Ovalle

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The Second Oboe Concerto of Sir William Herschel: A New Performance Edition, Matthew Thomas Guschl

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Assessing the Conceptual Equivalence of Measure of Suppression in Culturally Diverse Samples, Amanda Louise Haboush

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A Multiple Case Study of Gay Teacher Identity Development: Negotiating and Enacting Identity to Interrupt Heteronormativity, Zaid Mashhour Haddad

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Effect of Racing Flats on Running Economy in Male Adolescent Runners, Paul Hafen