Below are theses and dissertations completed by graduates of the University of Nevada Greenspun College of Urban Affairs.

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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Factors Associated with Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Nevada, Julia Lorraine Anderson

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Trauma and Its Shadow: The History of Flashbacks, David Becker

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State Law and Child Welfare Policy Role in Nonparental Family Composition, Laura Alison Caliendo

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Sit Crooked and Talk Straight(ish): Exploring Dialectical Tensions in the My Favorite Murder Fandom, Claudia Gricel Chiang-Lopez

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Uncovering the Women in Ocean’s Eight: Understanding the Trends of the Women’s Movement with the Portrayals of Women in Film, Elyssa Michelle Day

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Building a Music Festival: Understanding Media Industry Lore, Madeline Edgmon

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Schools and Crime: An Empirical Analysis of School Safety Measures, Heather Gilmore

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Healthcare Access and Utilization by Transgender Populations: A United States Transgender Survey Study, Axenya Kachen

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Health Disparities Among Sexual and Gender Minorities, Jennifer Keeley

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Policing Protests: An Exploratory Analysis of Crowd Management Policies, Logan P. Kennedy

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Police Use of Force and Officer Injury: A Closer Examination of the Impact of Taser Deployment and Contextual Factors, Jason Kuzik

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Lifting The Veil: Do Health Care Price Transparency Laws Actually Lower Costs?, Nora Michelle Irene Langendorf

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Queering Utopia: ACT UP and the Disruption of Heteronormativity, Nicholas Lepp

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Stop Running in LAPs: Evaluating the Lethality Assessment Program's Effectiveness in Reducing Repeat Intimate Partner Violence, Dory A. Mizrachi

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Laughter, Discomfort, and the Mechanics of Subversion: How Amy Schumer Uses Comedy and Performance to Change the Way We Think About Women a Thematic Analysis of Amy Schumer, Stephanie Rosauri

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An Evaluation of Factors Associated with the Perceptions of Diabetes in a Filipino American Sample Residing in Clark County, Nevada, Lawrence Nartatez Sagadraca

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Factors Associated with Food Insecurity among Individuals, Aged Sixty and Older, in Clark County, NV, Lisa M. Segler

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Emerging Adults’ Identities, Attitudes, and Orientations Concerning Consensual Non-Monogamy, Amber Kory Stephens

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Missed Opportunities: The Effect of CPS Involvement on Trafficking Victims in the Delinquency System, Kelly Rae Stout

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The Effects of Emotional Versus Rational Message Framing on Brand Attachment and Brand Loyalty, Elisa Woinowsky

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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An Examination of Perceived Leadership Behaviors and Employee Engagement in the US Federal Government: An Exploratory Study, Jason Barker

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A Phenomenological Study on the Professional Development of African American Male Administrators at Predominately White Post-~Secondary Institutions, Arnold Shmorn Bell

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Factors that Impact Direct Democracy and Voter Turnout: Evidence from a National Study on American Counties, Michael Joseph Biesiada

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Intersections Between Gender, Race, and Justice-Involvement: A Mixed Methods Analysis of Women's Experiences in the Oregon Criminal Justice System, Breanna Lynne Boppre

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Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Evaluation for Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, Chris Buchanan, David Corral, and Gavin Whipple

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A Dramatistic Analysis of Nevada's Controversy over Solar Net Metering Incentive Policies, Robert S. Burgy

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Is It Still Impossible to Be Black and American?, Darrian Carroll

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Latino Youth Leadership Conference: Evaluation of Program Success, Participant College Attendance and Completion, Christian Clapp, Gil Revolorio, Juman Sharif, and Marjorie Stewart

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Police Interventions, Public Perceptions, and The RDFC Interaction Model, Stacey L. Clouse

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Employee Perceptions of Organizational Corporate Responsibility and Their Effect on Employee Organizational Commitment, Lisa R. Davis

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Hotspot Homes: An Analysis of the Situational/Contextual Factors, Windows of Opportunity, and Attempted Burglaries on Repeatedly Burglarized Residential Homes, Joshua W. Donnelly

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Family Promise Final Evaluation, Muriel Duval, Heather Ashley-Henderson, and Patrick Becker

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Program Evaluation for Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, Josephine Fenton

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Media Portrayals of Autism Spectrum Disorder: A CARS2 and Frame Analysis of the Sesame Street Character Julia, Sallyann Ficarrotta

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Examining the Training Transfer Practice of a Financial Institution: An Action Research Study, Maria Lourdes Lourdes Gutierrez

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Using Design Science Research to Develop a Conceptual Solution for Improving Knowledge Sharing in a Virtual Workspace, Lata Koneru

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“Everyone Wants That Ring, and I Have It”: A Content Analysis of Identity Expressions from Female Castmembers on the Reality Television Series Wags (Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars), Kaitlyn Millican

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The Use of Chemical Element Fingerprints to Investigate the Transformation of Lake Sediments to Land Soils in Drying Lakes: A Case Study at Lake Mead, Nevada, Ji Hye Park

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The Effectiveness of State Ethics Commissions on Curbing Corruption and the Effect of Corruption on State Economic Performance, Anthony J. Prato

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Boys to Men: Masculinity, Victimization, and Offending, Shon Michael Reed

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The Importance of Cultural Competence: The Defining Characteristic Separating Veteran Treatment Courts from Other Specialized Dockets, Kyle Nathan Rodgers

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A Qualitative Multiple Case Study of the Transition Experiences of Parents and Service Providers of Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (Idd) in a Postsecondary Educational Program, Rebecca S. Rogers

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A Quantitative Study of Mitigating Resistance to Change through a Neuro Linguistic Approach: With the Use of Narratives and a Neuro Linguistic Pattern, Mary J. Sanders

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College is for Everyone: Examination of Family Support for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Transitioning to Postsecondary School, Allison Simpson

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Measuring Implementation Success of Pay Structures and the Role of Human Resources in Higher Education, Derek Spencer Smith

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Hearts and Minds: An Analysis of Checks and Safeguards, Monitoring, and Performance Review of Executive Boards and Their Executive Directors within Select Nonprofit Corporations., John Michael Wagner

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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True-self and the uses and gratifications of Instagram among college-aged females, Jocelyn Apodaca

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Examining the Extent and Impact of Surveillance on Animal Rights Activists, Cassandra Boyer

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Jornaleros Engaged in a Multidimensional Struggle: A Critical Ethnography with Day Laborers in Las Vegas, Jorge Adrian Castrejon

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Volunteer Management in Faith-Based Organizations, Cheryl Regina Coleman

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Sex Worker and Proud: A Phenomenological Study of Consensual Sex Workers' Lives, Michael Gerald Curtis Jr.

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A Phenomenological Study of the Process of Transitioning Out of the Military and Into Civilian Life from the Acculturation Perspective, Wilisha C. Daniels

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A Program Evaluation of The State of Nevada's Certified Public Manager Program, Carolyn Faircloth, Pat La Putt, Diana Ritter, and Shawntay Tyler

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Program Evaluation for the Nevada School of the Arts, Cherie Garrity, Lisa Levine, Angela Phillips, and Izack Tenorio

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Client’s Perception of Therapist’s Way-of-Being, Derek Holyoak

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Societal Opinon of Government and Private Agencies’ Surveillance Capabilities Post 9-11, Stephanie E. Kaplan

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[Community Oriented Policing (COP) Evaluation], Kaci Kerfeld, Taylor Glaser, and James Koloskie

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The Effect of Oil Prices on Workforce in Selected Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Countries, Amjad Kisswani

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How May I Impress You? A Content Analysis of Online Impression Management Tactics of YouTube Beauty Vloggers, Xiaoxiao Ma

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Conflicted Provision: Exploring the Intersection of Social Support and Deception, Courtney Lane Mcdaniel

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Policy Analysys and Program Evaluation: Real Talk Youth Impact Program, Carlton Monroe, Liam MacCaul, Natalie Lorenzano, and Vincentiu Anghel

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Iran through Time: A Visual and Content Analysis of Iranians on the Cover of Time Magazine, Kianoosh Mousavi Niaraki

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Latino LGBQ Young Adults' Coming-Out Experiences, Monica Munoz

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Cli-Fi Cinema: An Epideictic Rhetoric of Blame, Chloe Louise Powell

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The Balance Between Privacy and Safety in Police UAV Use: The Power of Threat and Its Effect on People’s Receptivity, Mari Sakiyama

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Launching Conservative Resistance: A Rhetorical Criticism of the Young Americans for Freedom, Tyler John Snelling

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The Use of Social Media Interactivity Between Nevada E-Government Agencies and The Public: An Analysis of The Role and Impact of Twitter Accounts, Jung Eun Song

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Cooling Down Crime Hot Spots: Impact of Saturation Patrol on Crime Hot Spots in Las Vegas, Nevada, Rachel Ware Stephensen

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Attitudes, Attachment Styles, and Gender: Implications on Perceptions of Infidelity, Christian M. Stewart

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"The Destruction of a Legacy": Agenda Setting and the Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Allegations, Larissa Teran

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President Barack Obama Responds to Gun Violence: A Rhetoric of Transformation., Gabriela Tscholl

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International Responses to Human Trafficking: A Comparative Secondary Data Analysis of National Characteristics, Olivia Germaine Tuttle

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Focus On Success: An Explanatory Embedded Multiple-Case Study On How Youth Successfully Navigate Workforce Development Programs In Southern Nevada, Ricardo Villalobos

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Broadcast News Directors' Perceptions of Race: A Survey of Psychological and Sociological Measures, Amaya Nichele Worthem

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"Less than a Relationship:" Transitions into an Impactful Romantic Relationship, Yuliya Yurashevich

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Understanding Contingent Faculty: A Quantitative Study of Engagement, Satisfaction, Commitment, and Mentoring Needs, Heidi Batiste

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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 People's College? An Examination of Who Governs Community Colleges at the Local Level, Katheryn Christine Brekken

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

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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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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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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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The Development of Sexual Attitudes in the Family of Origin and Sexual Satisfaction Later in Life, Bryant Christlieb

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

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#TheRightToRemainSilent: Police Department Adoption and Deployment of Social Media, 2010-~2015, Paul Geary

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Consumer Perspectives: Corporate Social Responsibility Through Advertisement and Publicity, Margaret George

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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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A Qualitative Study of Job Competencies for Healthcare Social Work Administrators: An Application of the Short Competency Model Process Used to Identify the Behaviors and Personal Characteristics of Exemplary Performers, Lashonda Jones-Moore

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A World of Warning: Exploring U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings and Alerts, Ryan Daniel Larsen