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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Socio-economic and Cultural Determinants of Health Care Services Utilization in Ghana, Vickita Akosua Antwiwaa Harvey

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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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Digital Behavior Intervention Plans: Effects on General Education Teacher fidelity of Implementation, Christopher G. Holcomb

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An Evaluation of the Clark County Wetlands Park Volunteer Program, Stephanie Holguin, Riley Kelley, Aaron Manfredi, and Michael McQuatters

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Spectroscopic Investigation of the Chemical and Electronic Properties of Chalcogenide Materials for Thin-film Optoelectronic Devices, Kimberly Horsley

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Spectral Decomposition of the Scattered Light due to Deposits on the Solar Panel Surface, and Cross Correlated to Power Loss, Suzanna Ho

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Li+ Ion Transport in Select Lithium-Rich Antiperovskites, John William Howard

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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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Postural Sway and Brain Hemispheric Power Spectral Density Under Different Attentional Focus Conditions, Sharon Jalene

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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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Subalklaine Volcanism in the Eastern Basin and Range Province: Examples from the Miocene McCullough Range Volcanic Field and the Pliocene to Holocene Black Rock Desert Volcanic Field, Racheal Leighann Johnsen

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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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Simulation, and Overload and Stability Analysis of Continuous Time Sigma Delta Modulator, Kyung 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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Spatial Analysis of Chipped Stone at the Cypro-PPNB Site of Krittou Marottou Ais Giorkis: A GIS-Assisted Study, Levi Lowell Keach

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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 Analysis of Pedestrian Flows, Romesh Khaddar

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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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After Polarity: World Political Systems, Polar Structural Transitions, and Nonpolarity, Nerses Kopalyan

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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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Concurrent Localized Wait-Free Operations on a Red Black Tree, Vitaliy Kubushyn

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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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Songs By Hsiao Tyzen: The Interaction Between His Music And Taiwan, Pei-Ning Ku

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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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An Importance-Performance Analysis of Multigenerational Preferences in Guestroom Technology, Sidian Lan

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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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Maritime Piracy and Armed Robbery Confrontations Across the Globe: Can Crew Action Shape the Outcomes?, Justin Stewart Lewis

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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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Collective Film Camera in Shanghai: A Business Plan, Sha Li

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

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A Study on Employee Turnover in Shanghai’s Fine Dining Restaurants, Yang 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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Characteristics of Subjects Who Avoid Activities and Participation due to a Fear of Falling in Parkinson’s Disease, Morgan Lopker and Molly Newman

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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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Who or What Should I Be Like? The Self-Assessment of Sexual Desire, Caroline Maykut

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A More Perfect World, Amy Katherine Mayo

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The Lived Experience of Nursing Students During Their Psychiatric Nursing Education: Does It Influence View of Psychiatric Nursing as a Career Choice?, Lisa Mcconlogue

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25-Hydroxyvitamin D, IGF-1, and Waist Circumference A Cross-Sectional Study, Damon Mccune

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Development of a Molecular Method for Detecting the Causative Agent of Swimmer's Itch (Trichobilharzia) in Freshwater Ecosystems, Heidi Mcmaster

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Porphyry Copper Exploration of the Hualapai Mountains, Mohave County, Arizona, USA: A Multi-faceted Approach, Patrick Kevin Meazell

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The Percussionist Bodybuilder: Optimizing Performance Through Exercise and Nutrition, Anthony Joseph Merlino

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The Rhetoric of Gay Christians: Matthew Vines and Reverend Nancy Wilson as Exemplars, Joshua Holman Miller

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A Comparative Study: Utilizing Data Mining Techniques to Classify Traffic Congestion Status, Abbas Mirakhorli

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Dual Task Interference in Low-~Level Abilities: The Role of Working Memory and Effects of Mathematics Anxiety, Alex Michael Moore

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Factors Associated with Rapid Readmission Among Nevada State Pyschiatric Hospital Patients, Christopher Owen Moore

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Transport Properties of Nano-Silica Contained Self-Consolidating Concrete, Borhan Moradi

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Technical Theatre: Bridging the Gap Between Academic and Vocational Training While Preparing Students for Careers and Life, Megan Morey

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The Presentation of Childhood Parental Divorce in Adulthood: A Retrospective Phenomenological Study, Sheala Catherine Morrison

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The Effect of Acute LPS-Induced Immune Activation and Brain Insulin Signaling Disruption in a Diabetic Model of Alzheimer's Disease, Andrew Scott Murtishaw

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Numerical study of a novel fin configuration of a high temperature ceramic plate fin heat exchanger, Vijaisri Nagarajan

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A Study of Airbnb as a Potential Competitor of the Hotel Industry, Quynh Nguyen

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N-Dimensional Quasipolar Coordinates - Theory and Application, Tan Mai Nguyen

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What's age got to do with it? Examining how the age of stimulus faces affects children's implicit racial bias, Erica Cheree Noles

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Finite Difference Modeling of Surface-~Wave Scattering for Shallow Cavity Detection, Heston Travis Norcott

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Social Capital of Last Resort: The Role of Religion, Family, and Trust among People with Low Socio-Economic Status, Jean Reid Norman

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Economic Voting in the Developing World, Rafael Oganesyan

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Sex in the Brain: The Relationship between Event Related Potentials and Subjective Sexual Arousal, Taylor Lynn Oliver

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Global Climate Change: The Political Impact of Global Warming on Developing Countries. The Case Studies of Egypt and Oman, Eugene Thomas O'Neal

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Before You Knew Me, Isabel Ontiveros

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Lung Cancer Survival Disparities in Nevada, Chima Osuoha

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WISC-IV Profiles in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Comorbid Learning Disabilities, Elyse Parke

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Possible Benefits of Playing Music Video Games, Amanda Pasinski

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Through the Eyes of the Present: Screening the Male Homoerotics of Shakespearean Drama in Anglophone Cinema, 1936-2011, Anthony Guy Patricia

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Thermal Impacts of Salt on Sandstones and Mudstones in the Lusitanian Basin, Portugal, Brett Perry

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A Survey of Tabu Search in Combinatorial Optimization, Lemasri Piniganti

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Development and Testing of the Home Safety and Beautification Checklist with Mothers Referred for Child Neglect and Substance Abuse, Michelle Pitts

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The Hotel College First Year Experience at UNLV: Does it Make a Difference?, Jill Plumer

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Family Presence During Resuscitation of Adults: The Impact of an Online Learning Module on Critical Care Nurses' Perception and Self-Confidence, Kelly Powers

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The Wetsuit Effect: Physiological Response to Wearing a Wetsuit, Aaron Prado

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Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Newly Implemented, Proactive Approach to Legionellosis Investigations Conducted by the Southern Nevada Health District, Devin Charlotte Raman

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Simultaneous Equation Modeling for Crash Rate of Freeway Segments, Anthony Ramos

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Physical Child Abuse and Cultural Differences in Reporting, Emily Frances Reed

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Exploring the Inner Experience of Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Stacy Reger

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Self Adjusting Contention Friendly Concurrent Binary Search Tree by Lazy Splaying, Mahesh Raj Regmee