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 2015

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Thank You For Your Time! Would You Mind Donating to Our Cause? The Effect of Gratitude on Prosocial Behavior, Matthew L. Hortt

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Constraining the Progenitor and Central Engine of Gamma-ray Bursts with Observational Data, Lu Houjun

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CBCT Evaluation of Adolescent Mandibular Morphology in Different Classifications of Facial Type, Annie Hsu

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Corruption and Criminal Sentencing Dispositions in China, Qingting Hu

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The Changing Role of the Bass Clarinet: Support for Its Integration into the Modern Clarinet Studio, Jennifer Beth Iles

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Design Guideline to Select Systems and Strategies to Achieve Adequate Indoor Air Quality in the Mojave Desert Climate Region, Nicholas Robert Williams Inouye

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The Effect of Sleep on Perceptual Learning and Memory Consolidation, Vanessa Claire Irsik

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Properties of concrete containing GGBF slag and nano-silica, Mohammad Sajjadul Islam

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Immediate Effects of Cervical Spine Manipulation on Gait Parameters in Individuals with and without Mechanical Neck Pain, Jordan Isom, Shaylyn Kennedy, Justin May, and Samuel Moore

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The Impact of Parental Divorce on Children's Confidence Levels in Young Adulthood, Lawrence Jackson

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The Role of Adaptive Capacity on the Subjective Career Success of Former D-I African-American Male Athletes: A Mixed-Method Study, Leon Antonio Jackson

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Simulation of an Air Cooled Single-Effect Solar Absorption Cooling System with Evacuated Tube Collectors, Mohsen Jahandardoost

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Picrolite and the Cypriot Neolithic: An Experimental Study, Forrest Dayton Jarvi

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Study of Machine Learning Methods in Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vishal Jha

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An Examination of U.S. restaurant firms' internationalization in a risk context, Soyeon Jung

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Evidence-~based Practices: An Exploratory Study Concerning School District Professional Development Considerations, Pamela Marie Juniel

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High Pressure Behavior of Mullite-Type Oxides: Phase Transitions, Amorphization, Negative Linear Compressibility and Microstructural Implications, Patricia Kalita

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Examining the Inner Experience of Individuals with Bipolar Disorder, Johanah Yoosun Kang

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Examining the Dynamics of Infant Face Processing Using State Space Grids, Andrea Jane Kayl

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Solving differential equations with least square and collocation methods, Katayoun Bodouhi Kazemi

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Experiencing Parental Loss during Adolescence and Factors Influencing Hospital Involvement and the Grieving Process, Vaida Kazlauskaite

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Efficient Estimation of Cluster Population, Sanjeev K C

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The Effects of Instruction on Landing Strategies in Female College-Aged Dancers and Non-Dancers: A Pilot Study, Brittany Keating, Jason Pyfer, and Kimberly Vialpando

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States and Multicultural Education Policies: An Event History Analysis, Leander D. Kellogg

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Vitamin D Status and Bone Mineral Density in Female Collegiate Dancers and Cheerleaders, Tara Sue Kenny

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Hydrothermal Routes to Technetium Cluster Compounds, William M. Kerlin

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The Effects of Honeybee (Apis mellifera) Antimicrobial Peptides on Paenibacillus larvae, Jasmin Camille Khilnani

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The Attitudes and Beliefs of Special and General Educational Professionals Concerning Alcohol and Drug Problems, Troy Wayne Kieser

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Versatile Synthetic Methods for Photoluminescent Pyrylium Tosylates, Jung Jae Koh

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The Arab Uprisings: An Assessment of the Roots and Implications of Contemporary Mobilization in the Arab World, Autoosa Elizabeth Kojoori-Saatchi

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Sexual Harassment in Las Vegas Nightclub Industry, Ksenia Kondratyuk

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Differences in disease reporting: an analysis of state reportable conditions and their relationship to the nationally notifiable conditions list, Brian Labus

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Oral vs. Nasal Breathing during Submaximal Aerobic Exercise, Chase Ovila Platt Lacomb

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Customer Delight: How Do We Achieve it? Customer Service and Exceeding Expectations, Katherine Landahl

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A Comparative Study of the Assyrian and Guatemalan Genocides, Bernadette Mary Lazar

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Evaluating A Novel Approach for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patient Education: Modified Team -~ Based Learning, Corine Belle Lazaro

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Integration of audio-~visual emotional information in schizophrneia, Bern Lee

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Transforming for the Future: The New Economic Driver for the Las Vegas Tourism Industry, Kwangbok Lee

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Adapting and Piloting an Evidence-~Based HIV/AIDS and Teen Pregnancy Prevention Intervention for Native American Teens, Murlynn Crystal Lee

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The Impacts of a Smoking Ban on Gaming Volume and Customers' Satisfaction in the Casino Industry in South Korea, Sojeong Lee

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The Influence Of Transcranial Random Noise Stimulation On Motor Skill Acquisition And Learning In A Modified Golf Putting Task, Lidio Lima De Albuquerque

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A comparison of beliefs and attitudes about body image, eating and weight between incarcerated and non-~incarcerated females, Anne R. Lindsay

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The Priceless One, Joleen Elizabeth Long

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Factor Analysis of the Sport Interference Checklist with Collegiate Athletes, Travis Albert Loughran

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A New Perspective On Underrepresented Student Completion: Self-Efficacy Beliefs Of Successfully Completed Underrepresented Students, Diana Alexandra Lourdes

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The End of the World (EOTW) Scientist and the Framing of Science in Science Fiction Films from 1950 to 2010, Jennifer Naoko Lui

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Evaluating E-Relationship Marketing Features on Hotel Mobile Apps, Xiaolin Lu

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Considerations for Implementing a Hotel Revenue Management System, Akram Mahesh

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Development of a Decision Support Framework for the Planning of Sustainable Transportation Systems, Pankaj Maheshwari

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Evaluating Event Effectiveness Across Alternate Platforms, Kristin Marie Malek

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A Process for Optimal Resource Allocation for Integrated Resorts, Benjamin Mammina

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Reducing Insertion Loss of Wavelength-Routed Optical Network Based on Microring Resonator Optical Switches, Yunjia Man

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Health Impact Assessment of Proposed Rental Housing Policy Within Clark County, Nevada, USA, Erika Raquel Marquez

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A Narrative Study of Latinas' Experiences with the Leadership Pipeline in Higher Education, Ana Cecilia Marrero-Lopez

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Modeling Background Radiation using Geochemical Data, Kara Marsac

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Chinese Soft power, Africa, and the United Nations General Assembly, Rayna Martinez

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Depictions of Beauty on Cosmopolitan Magazine: Content Analysis of Covers (1959-2014), Azalee Maslow

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Patient Service Quality and Health Maintenance Organizations: Not an Oxymoron, Jessica Mcbeath

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Comparing Usability and Variance of Low- and High Technology Approaches to Gait Analysis in Health Adults, John McConnell and Brian Silverman

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Diamonds, the Kimberley Process, and Civil War in Sub-Saharan Africa, Haley Anne Mccormick

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Exact Statistical Inferences for Functions of Parameters of the Log-Gamma Distribution, Joseph F. Mcdonald

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Forecasting The School-to-Prison Pipeline: A Generative Case Study of Early Literacy Experiences of Black Male Youth, Tarryn E. Mcghie

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Cycle of Return, Clancy Mcgilligan

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Generalized Markoff Equations, Euclid Trees, and Chebyshev Polynomials, Donald Joseph Mcginn

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Comparison of Muscle Latencies for Diabetic Neuropathy Patients Versus Healthy Controls During a Perturbed Balance Task, Kyle Mefferd

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Optimization of the Development Process for Air Sampling Filter Standards, Rajah Marie Mena

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Chipped Stone Analysis of the Yamashita Sites in Moapa Valley, Nevada: A Technological Organization Approach, Tatianna Menocal

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What Is Hip? David Garibaldi: His Musical Life, His Influences, and His Contributions, Jeremy Tait Meronuck

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A Comparison of Recent Results on the Unicity Conjecture of the Markoff Equation, Brandon John Metz

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Unrealistic Weeds of Love and Romance: The Korean Drama and the "Flower Boy" Genre, Colby Y. Miyose

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Beryllium is a potent and unique GSK-3β inhibitor with potential to differentially regulate glycogen synthase and β-catenin, Ata Ur Rahman Mohammed Abdul

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"Breaking Up Is Hard To Do": An Analysis of Parasocial Relationships and Breakups Among "How I Met Your Mother" Viewers, Sara Montes De Oca

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Validation and Reliability of the Hexoskin and FitBit Flex Wearable BIO Collection Devices, Jeffrey Montes

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Survival of the Fittest: The Role of Linguistic Modification in Nursing Education, Brenda Strauch Moore

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Voluntary Recognition of Unionized Labor in a Resort with Leased Food and Beverage Outlets, Mark Morell II

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misericordia, Brian Morris

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Effects of Picture Activity Schedules on Tasks Completed, Michael Eric Morrisett

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Designing, Building and Testing a Solar Thermoelectric Generation, STEG, for Energy Delivery to Remote Residential Areas in Developing Regions, Yacouba Moumouni

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Regulating the Dead: Rights for the Corpse and the Removal of San Francisco's Cemeteries, Lance Muckey

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Safety Analysis of Freeway segments with unobserved heterogeneity and Second order spatial effects, Eneliko Mujuni Mulokozi

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Performance Analysis of Hybrid Algorithms For Lossless Compression of Climate Data, Bharath Chandra Mummadisetty

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Educators’ Perspectives Associated with School Garden Programs in Clark County, Nevada: Practices, Resources, Benefits and Barriers., Tomomi Murakami

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Understanding Perceptions of Genetically Modified Food Among Natural Food Shoppers in Southern Nevada, Christian Murua-Aceves

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What Happens in Las Vegas? How Exhibitors Use the Tradeshow Floor and Social Venues to Facilitate Business, Chrissy L. Nanton

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Gestures as Mimetic Forms of Identity in Post-Secondary Italian as a Foreign Language Classrooms: A Sociocultural Perspective, Ilaria Nardotto Peltier

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The Impact of Shift Work on Diabetes Self-management Activities, Daniel Navarro

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Feasibility Study of Custom Manufacturing of Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Sensors, Shelby E. Nelson

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Characterization of Gold and Related Mineralization at the North Bullion Carlin System, Railroad Project, a Nevada Carlin-~type Gold Prospect, Melanie Nicole Newton

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Investigating single-leg landing strategies and movement control across changes in task demands, Andrew D. Nordin

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Examining Factors Influencing NCAA Division-I Conference Realignment, Ginikachi O. Nwosu

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A Multi-~Procedural Approach to Evaluating Walkability and Pedestrian Safety, Peris Nyagah

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Las Vegas Paperboy, Matthew O'brien

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Wandering, Idleness, and the Nineteenth-Century Tales Novel, 1836-1895, Molly C. O'donnell

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A Comparison of PIPRT to VMO to Increase Social Play Skills in Children with Autism, Kathleen Scarlett Ohara

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Who is Ophelia? An examination of the Objectification and Subjectivity of Shakespeare's Ophelia, Tynelle Ann Olivas

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Without Mandate for Conquest: A Transnational Comparison of Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon and Isabel Allende's Eva Luna, Vivianna Noelle Orsini

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African American Student Theatre Organization Involvement and the College Experience at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Crestcencia Lynn Ortiz-Barnett

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A Comparison Study of Parents’ Perceptions of Quality in Early Childhood Programs, Juanita Ortiz

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Bodies in Motion: A Bioarchaeological Analysis of Migration and Identity in Bronze Age Cyprus, Anna Jean Osterholtz

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The Effects of Enhanced and Decreased Expectations on Balance Performance in Those with and without Parkinson’s Disease, Joshua Ostrander, Granuaile Parrish, and Jacob Blood