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 2007

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Program evaluation report for: Nevada Child Seekers, Nori Evans, Raymond Keeler, and Lisa Pletz

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Hotel energy use contributes to global warming, Christine Faja

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City of Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department revenue policy and user fee analysis, Karla Fritchman, Jayne Harkins, and Cheryl Rodriguez

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Manager retention and the Steamboat Ski Resort, Michael D. Gumbiner

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Harry Reid Center of Environmental Studies: Quality assurance program evaluation, Michael G. Herenick, Stephanie C. Hill, Tya R. Mathis, and Greg Troutman

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Proposing measures for assessing systems thinking interventions, Megan Aline Hopper

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The Relationship between international expansion and firm performance: An investigation of U.S.-based restaurants and firms, Soyeon Jung

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Variable check-in time: Raising room revenue with multiple daily check-in times, Matthew Kaplan

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Technology and social anxieties, attitudes and behavioral intentions of Singaporeans towards using self-service technology (SST), Mukesh Kumar

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An Analysis of the environmental content of Las Vegas Strip hotels, Andrew M. Levey

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Expatriate training for the hotel and gaming workforce: Don't leave home without it, Chien Chien Serene Lim

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Integrated marketing communications strategy: An examination of Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc., Michael Mehling

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Cherokee Nation long-range communication plan, Mike Miller

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Developing a managerial plan to guide the planning process for charity events, Nicole Molina

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The Waiting game, Dennis Moore

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Effects of an upbeat and positive attitude in customer service interactions, Brent Pritchett

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Managing halal quality in food service industry, Siew Fun Vivienne Soong

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A Comparative analysis of mice destinations between Macau and Singapore, Cheong Su Richard Tan

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Nuclear waste cooperative agreement collaborative study for the Nevada System of Higher Education, Betty Taylor, Renee Martinez, Rolanda Smith, and Emmit Lamb

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High occupancy strategy at THEhotel: Is it worth the negative impacts?, Joe Tidwell

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Department of Family Services: Adoption program evaluation, Bonnie Abramson, Kristy Amasaki, Michael N. Johnson, and James Padgett

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Traveling Waves in a Suspension Bridge System, Robert A. Ain

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Evidence of an Active ENSO and PDQ During the mid-Holocene from a Costa Rican Speleothem, April D. Azouz

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Hotel restaurant concept selection considerations: Which factors to take into account?, Michiel A. Bakker

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Petrogenesis of Pleistocene Basalts in the Norris-Mammoth Corridor, Yellowstone National Park, Kristeen Marie Bennett

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Mercury concentrations in the muscles of the North American Bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana), Jarrod Connell

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Policy analysis of the Victim Offender Restitution Program, Veronica Damon, Marie Bostick, and LaMont McGary

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Clark County Parks and Recreation, Daniel Davis, Josh Martinez, and Steven Schyman

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Anaerobic digester use in dairy farms in the United States, Shaun Elsasser

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Parental involvement in youth sports, Kristin Leigh Greene

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The Contribution of environmental variables on small mammal species richness and relative abundance in Eastern Nevada, Stephanie Harris

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Embracing uncertainty: The passing of a legendary casino/hotel — Tropicana Resort and Casino, Bill Hiers

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Attendee attentiveness: Perceptions of the impact of menu selection, Elisa A. Hobbs

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Odonates at the Clark County Wetlands Nature Preserve: A look at habitat and relative abundance, Erin Jolley

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The Fate and transport of nitrogen (N) and the effect of emergent plants on natural treatment of N-species at Las Vegas Wash, Nevada, Tanju Kiriscioglu

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A Study of environmental justice in relation to air pollution and income, Christian A. Malveaux

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Population trends of wintering bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada, Deanna Morrell

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Strategic sourcing for a competitive advantage in the hotel industry, Debbie J. Pattni

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Teleconference training within commercial customer service at US Bank, Christy Snyder

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Multi-brand hospitality operations branding strategies, Rikki Tanenbaum

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Hotel employee morale during periods of low occupancy, Nicholas J. Thomas

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Clark County outreach assistance to the chronically homeless, Sandy von Wolffradt, Kirk Medina, and Tony Vibabul

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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A Comparison of population sizes and number of captures for the Desert Woodrat (Neotoma lepida) in two microhabitats in the Las Vegas Wash, Nevada, Jayson Barangan

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Grand Hyatt Hong Kong training academy: Achieving business results, Vida W. Chow

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Paleoseismology of the Black Hills Fault, southern Nevada, and implications for regional tectonics, Eric Fossett

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A Qualitative study investigating the effectiveness of the NTS CAB to the U.S. Department of Energy, Cheryl Freire

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Streamlining the National Environmental Policy Act reporting requirements: A hard look at the healthy forests initiative, Jeffrey Alan Geller

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Study of Secondary Electron Emission from Niobium at Cryogenic Temperatures, Anoop George

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Study examining a DOE proposal to dispose of mixed low level waste at the Nevada test site using an alternative landfill design, Deborah Hart

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Public safety communications center staffing: Do we have an emergency?, Steven L. Herrin

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Converting turfgrass to xeriscape: Evaluating Southern Nevada water authority’s “Water smart program”, Tom Hudak

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Examining the basis for change in Clark County non-conforming zone change process, was it needed?, Maria D. Kaseko

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Assessing the relationships between the spatial variation in land-use spatial patterns and surface water quality, Majed A. Khater

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Total suspended solids in Las Vegas Wash, Mika Koponen

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Analyzing the effects of various sign types used by the Bureau of Land Management for desert cleanup and restoration projects, Christopher Linehan

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A Day in the life of a casino host, Chu-Huan Liu

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Using a systems dynamics approach to determine what can be done to minimize ozone production, Jusdi McDonald

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The Hiring of Wynn Las Vegas, Robert E. Murray III

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The Benefits Improvement and Protection Act (BIPA) and its impact on the stability of provider networks in medicare + choice managed care organizations (MCOs), Frances R. Nelson

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Valuing wildfire risk mitigation in Kyle Canyon, Nevada, James P. O'Brien

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Observed omnivory in the herbivorous Blue tilapia (Oreochromis aureus), Stephen M. Oliveira Jr.

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Probation violators: An examination of felony male adult probation violators in the state of Nevada, Stefanie Wilson Palacio

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Charitable gambling in Nevada, J. Thomas Rainwater

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Use of call monitoring to enhance hotel service quality, Jae-Yoon Rim

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Determinants of repeat visitation for Las Vegas “locals” casinos, David D. Ross

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Impacts of the tax shift of 1981: An examination of Nevada local governments, Philip F. Stoeckinger

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Public participation as part of the Clark County nonconforming zone change process, Mara Weber

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The Professional career paths of members of the Nevada State Gaming Control Board, Jason Woywod

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Ergonomics and the public manager: Modeling a successful program, Ellen Anderson

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CFD Analysis of 3-D Thermalhydraulics Flow Effects on Wall Concentration Gradient Profiles for LBE Loop Fittings, Narain Armbya

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Effects of residential xeriscape conversions on property values: A baseline case study, Andréa E. Baker

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Defining soil type and habitat characteristics of the Arctomecon Californica, Philip S. Childers

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The Effects of off-road vehicle use in Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) habitats, Brent D. Clark

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User inputs: Importance of and satisfaction with attributes of the CAT bus system, Steven F. Farshid

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Evaluating the effectiveness of simulation-based instruction about water resources in Las Vegas, Stephanie Fincher

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Habitat preferences of four species of lizards found at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve, Scott Garncarz

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The Effects of environmentally relevant doses of Perchlorate (ClO4-) on Rana Pipiens metamorphosis and development, Andrea N. Golli

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Stress Corrosion Cracking Resistance of Martensitic Stainless Steels for Transmutation Applications, Phani P. Gudipati

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Vegetation characteristics associated with small mammal populations in the Las Vegas Wash, Christine Therese Herndon

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Public libraries: Is independence better?, Gayle Hornaday

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Stress Corrosion Cracking and Hydrogen Embrittlement of Martensitic Alloy EP-823, Mohammad K. Hossain

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An Exploratory study that examines perceptions, by the regulated community, on the effectiveness of air quality permitting for Clark County, by the Department of Air Quality and Environmental Management, Scott Jelinek

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Factors that contribute to nursing job satisfaction at Valley Hospital, Christopher Jones

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A Study of invasive species cover near roads in a Red Rock Canyon Blackbrush Community, Christopher Keough

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Environment-Induced Degradations in a Target Structural Material for Transmutation Applications, Ramprashad Prabhakaran

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Embrittlement and Localized Corrosion in Alloy HT-9, Sudheer Sama

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Environment Assisted Cracking of Target Structural Materials Under Different Loading Conditions, Venkataramakrishnan Selvaraj

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Investigation and Calculation of Dose Coefficients for Radionuclides Produced in a Spallation Neutron Source Using the ENSDF and NUBASE Nuclear Databases, Yayun Song

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Modeling, Optimization, and Flow Visualization of Chemical Etching Process in Niobium Cavities, Sathish K. Subramanian

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Design and Simulation of an Induction Skull Melting System, Taide Tan

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A Case study of UNLV students enrollment and financial services: The trend to blend key student services into a one-stop shop, Christina F. Twelves

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The Corporate culture of Nevada hospitals, Sherese Marie Warren