Below are theses and dissertations completed by graduates of the University of Nevada Las Vegas College of Liberal Arts.

For the entire collection of UNLV theses and dissertations, visit UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

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Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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An Evaluation of the performance characteristics of olivine temper in Pueblo II Virgin River Puebloan ceramics, Sharlyn Anderson

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The Relationship of child maltreatment potential and mothers’ satisfaction with their neglected children, Kelsey M. Bradshaw

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Summerview, Laura Breitenbeck

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The Size of the risk: An environmental history of the nuclear Great Basin, Leisl Ann Carr Childers

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The Right to Privacy in Light of the Patriot Act and Social Contract Theory, Betsey Sue Casman

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Fertility symbols in rock art: Cupuls and incised grooves in the Lower Pecos, Texas, Cara D. Connolly

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Prelude to Artifact, Jaclyn Costello

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To consult or not to consult? Investigating barriers to dysparenia treatment-seeking in young women, Robyn L. Donaldson

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Operation span task’s susceptibility to math anxiety: Support from fluid intelligence, Robert T. Durette

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Chaucer’s reading list: Sir Thopas, Auchinleck, and Middle English romances in translation, Ken Eckert

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From khaki to brown: Community formation, homeownership, and mobility in Santa Ana, California, 1950-2000, Stefani Jan Evans

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1983: The most dangerous year, Andrew R. Garland

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Redefining security in sub-Saharan Africa, Winta Sintayehu Gebremariam

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Bilingualism and math cognition, Michelle M. Guillaume

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Examining experience in depressed and nondepressed individuals, Jedidiah D. Gunter

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Enhancing therapists' clinical judgments of client progress subsequent to objective feedback, Michael M. Haderlie

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The Relationship of Ethnicity and Familial Factors in the Expression of School Refusal Behavior in Clinical and Community Samples, Courtney Marie Haight

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School refusal behavior: The relationship between functions and symptom sets, Marisa Charlene Hendron

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The Effect of early environmental manipulation on locomotor sensitivity and methamphetamine condition place preference reward, Emily Hensleigh

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The Development and evaluation of a safety skill intervention for child victims of neglect, Heather H. Hill

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Beyond the demographic transition: The case of Japan, Mary Beth Horiai

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Deterrents to participation and retention in English as a second language (ESL) programs among adult Hispanic immigrants, Jose Irias

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Newe country: Environmental degradation, resource war, irrigation and the transformation of culture on Idaho's Snake River plain, 1805--1927, Sterling Ross Johnson

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The influence of ethnic identity and family support on posttraumatic symptoms in maltreated youth, Harpreet Kaur

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Odd variations on the species: Stories, Sarah Kokernot

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The Effect of working memory and math ability on decision making, Jeremy A. Krause

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Raise the Still Rabbit, Michael Kroesche

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To receive my services you must be dying and alone, Kathryn Kruse

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For the benefit of others: Harriet Martineau: feminist, abolitionist and travel writer, Laura J. Labovitz

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Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in urban India, Heidi A. Manlove

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Taming the waters that taketh from the devil’s playground: A history of flood control in Clark County, Nevada, 1955-2010, Jarvis Marlow

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Nabokovilia: References to Vladimir Nabokov in British and American Literature and Culture, 1960-2009, Juan Martinez

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Woman or warrior? How believable femininity shapes warrior women, Jessica D. McCall

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The effect of endpoint knowledge on dot enumeration, Alex Michael Moore

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A Montage in Its Leaves, Andrew S. Nicholson

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The Father Birth, Alissa Nutting

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Strike Out Across the Shoreless Ocean, Julia Claire Paajanen

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Jackpot! A legal history of Indian gaming in California, Aaron Peardon

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Sew speak! Needlework as the voice of ideology critique in The Scarlet Letter , "A New England nun," and The Age of Innocence, Laura L. Powell

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A New socialist world in Latin America?, Dana R. Ramos

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Examining the experience of recent war veterans who report posttraumatic stress disorder, Neda C. Raymond

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Executive function profiles in pediatric traumatic brain injury, Erik Nelson Ringdahl

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“'You done cheat Mose out o' de job, anyways; we all knows dat'”: Faith healing in the fiction of Kate Chopin, Karen Kel Roop

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The role of metrical structure in tonal knowledge acquisition, Matthew Rosenthal

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The relationship between the functions of school refusal behavior and family environment, Rachel Marie Schafer

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The Watchmaker Series, Christopher Michael Seelie

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The impact of age, education, political knowledge and political context on voter turnout, Roy Edward Snyder III

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Testosterone and vasopressin in men’s reproductive behavior, Eric T. Steiner

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Pain tolerance and thresholds in women with dyspareunia: Do pain and sex primes have differential effects?, Lea Thaler

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A landscape approach to Late Prehistoric settlement and subsistence patterns in the Mojave Sink, Tiffany Ann Thomas

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Consensus on the Colorado: Issues in the allocation of a limited resource, Jeffrey D. Tilton

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Gambling with lives: A history of occupational health in southern Nevada, 1905--2010, Michelle Ann Turk

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Challenges in Researching the Relationship Between Delinquency and Family Dynamics in Juvenile Sex Offenders, Dio Kevin Turner II

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Bioarchaeology of compassion: Exploring extreme cases of pathology in a Bronze Age skeletal population from Tell Abraq, U.A.E., Jamie D. Vilos

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The Whiter lotus: Asian religions and reform movements in America, 1836-1933, Edgar A. Weir Jr.

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On the back of the army: A comparative study of Romanization in Britain and Egypt, Renee Wiseman

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The Dilemma of minors’ access to adult content on the Internet: A proposed warnings solution, Helen Zaikina-Montgomery

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Indigent women and access to prenatal care, Zoe Ann Zelazny

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

Neuropsychological and emotion processing deficits in adults with bipolar disorder, Christina M. Armstrong

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Composite of complexity: Manifestations of whiteness and class among Las Vegas Italian Americans, Danielle Nicole Axt

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From ‘baggage’ to not ‘non-persons’: Levy v. Louisiana and the struggle for equal rights for ‘illegitimate’ children, Sherrie Anne Bakelar

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Mariah Black: A Novel, Mark D. Baumgartner

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Health status of infants and children from the Bronze Age tomb at Tell Abraq, United Arab Emirates, Kathryn Mary Baustian

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Impacts on maternal diet in a transitional community in rural Costa Rica: Potential implications for the developmental origins of obesity-related disorders, Allison Cantor

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Your Presence Is Requested at Suvanto, Maile Chapman

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Fire on the mountain: Growth and conflict in Colorado ski country, Michael W. Childers

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Saints in Sin City: Religion and community building in twentieth century Las Vegas, Matthew R. Davis

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Latino locales: Does context matter?, Matthew C. Dempsey

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The Gendering of Nevada politics: The ERA ratification campaign, 1973-1981, Caryll Batt Dziedziak

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Ælfric and the Orient, Jacqueline Geaney Elkouz

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The Advisor-advisee relationship: A qualitative study of advisee perspectives, Paula M. Emke-Francis

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Multiform segregation in the context of the urban crises in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, 1930 - 1980, Colin M. FitzGerald

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History and transnational identities in Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Brian Joseph Flores

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Plato’s Gorgias: Rhetoric, the greatest evil, and the true art of politics, Paul A. George

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Altering explicit and implicit racial prejudice towards African American males, Veronica A. Glover

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The Effects of cellular theta breathing meditation on cell mediated immune response: A controlled, randomized investigation of altered consciousness and health, Marjorie D. Hardgrave

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Relative deprivation, relative gratification, status, and health, Samuel A. Holland

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Shakespeare adapting Chaucer: “Myn auctour shal I folwen, if I konne”, Scott A. Hollifield

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The Influence of perspective and gender on the processing of narratives, Jeremy A. Houska

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Use of an animal model to explore prenatal predictors of insulin and glucose metabolism in Southwestern Alaskan Yupiit, Julie Jo Kachinski

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Weapons labs and city growth: Livermore and Albuquerque, 1945-1975, Layne Rochelle Karafantis

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Civil-military relations: A case study of Pakistan, Najiyah Khan

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The Culture of revolution: Revolutionary transformation in Iran, Autoosa Elizabeth Kojoori-Saatchi

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The Boys' club: An exploration into the social world of a Las Vegas casino sports book, Frederick W. Krauss

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Initial development of a healthy living curriculum within family behavior therapy for substance abuse, Holly B. LaPota

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A Longitudinal study of neurocognitive deficits and functional outcome in bipolar disorder, Brian D. Leany

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The Experience of feelings in depression, Noelle L. Lefforge

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Building DuPont: Capitalism, manufactures, and place in early America, 1800-1820, Christopher Manning

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Bordered identities: Class, ethnicity, and transnational social networks, Rayette Ellen Martin

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Inferring rules from sound: The role of domain-specific knowledge in speech and music perception, Aaronell Shaila Matta

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Trade and exchange in the Neolithic Near East: Implications of obsidian remains from Ais Yiorkis, Cyprus, Megan M. Melson

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Exploring the phenomena of inner experience with descriptive experience sampling, Janell M. Mihelic

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Examining the inner experience of left-handers using descriptive experience sampling, Aadee Mizrachi

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The Determinants of U.S. foreign aid allocation to Sub-Saharan Africa in the pre-terror and post-terror security environments, Brendan Mark Morris

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From main-travelled roads to Route 66: Transitions in Prairie Naturalism, Michelle Nicole Munkres

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Preserving the past and planning the future in Pasadena, Riverside and San Bernardino, Charles Conway Palmer

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Must pay now, David C. Perkins

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Neuropsychological and emotion processing abnormalities in bipolar disorder I and II, Carol Randall

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An Examination of the life and work of Gustav Hasford, Matthew Samuel Ross

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Is there evidence for the observation and use of astronomy at the Harris Site in the Mimbres Valley?, Denise Ruzicka