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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Hands, and Numbers, and Dots Oh My! Examining the Effect of Nearby-hands on Counting and Subitizing, Gabriel Allred

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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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From Belief to Action: Omani EFL Teachers’ Self-Efficacy in Relation to their Teaching of English as a Foreign Language, Abdullah Khamis Al-Shukri

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

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A Performance Analysis of Dorothy Rudd Moore's Sonnets on Love, Rosebuds, and Death, Cordelia Elizabeth Anderson

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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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Vulnerability Analysis and Security Framework for Zigbee Communication in IOT, Charbel Azzi

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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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Sulfate Resistance of Nanosilica Contained Portland Cement Mortars, Iani Batilov Batilov

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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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Homeland, Homestead, and Haven: The Changing Perspectives of Zion National Park, 1700-1930, Sara Black

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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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The Iterative Nature of Descriptive Experience Sampling: Do Interviewees Build Skills across Sampling Days?, Vincent Peter Brouwers

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Corporatized Higher Education: A Quantitative Study Examining Faculty Motivation Using Self-Determination Theory, Aaron Dale Brown

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Nursing Students’ Nonacademic Barriers to Success on High Stakes Exams, Jennifer Bussen Bussen

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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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Food Rescue Program Evaluation Three Square Food Bank, Anna Caputo, Rich Easter, Rosa Rosas, and Mark Sakurada

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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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Implementation and Performance Evaluation of Acoustic Denoising Algorithms for UAV, Ahmed Sony Kamal Chowdhury

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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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Andre Jolivet's Fusion: Magical Music, Conventional Lyricism, and Japanese Influences Network to Create Concerto Pour Flute et Piano and Sonate Pour Flute et Piano, Kelly A. Collier

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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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Emotional Labor: Surface Acting a Better Emotional Regulation Strategy for Dealers?, James Luverne Cox

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WOLF!!! VOL. 1, Jamison Crabtree

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Determining the Effects of the Think Risk Initiative as Implemented by the Southern Nevada Health District, Karalin Nichole Cronkhite

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Sexual Determination from Frontal Sinus Analysis in a Subadult Population Using Archival Radiographic Records, Erica Crosta

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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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Structuring A Risk-Based Bioassay Program For Uranium Usage In University Laboratories, Johnne' Talia Dawson

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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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The Impact of Nursing Crew Resource Management Training on the Patient Safety Self-Efficacy of Nursing Students, Deanne Marie Donaway

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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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Avoiding Discrimination and Filtering of Qualified Candidates by ATS Software, Katarina Drucker

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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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Self-Efficacy in Situation Background Assessment and Recommendation Communication Using Information Technology in Baccalaureate Nursing, Kelly Etcheberry Espinoza

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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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An EMG-based patient monitoring system using Zynq SoC device, Farhad Fallahlalehzari

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Estimation and Comparison of Thermoelectric and PV Solar Water Usage in the Colorado River Basin States, Yuzhen Feng

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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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Life After Service for Post-9/11 Veterans: Data, Methods, and Policy Impacts, Justin Stockton Gardner

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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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Improvement of Security in UAS Communication and Navigation using ADS-B, Vedadatta Gouripeddi

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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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Schoolgirls: Embodiment Practices Among Current and Former Sex Workers in Academia, Jennifer Heineman

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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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Efficient Strategies for Playing the Horn, Jon Allan Holloway

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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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Building an Evaluation Framework for The Smith Center’s Education & Outreach Department, Melissa Jacobowitz, Chris Helda, Stephanie Hernandez, and Rico Casillas

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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