Below are the theses and dissertations of graduates of the Department of Educational Psychology & Higher Education, as well as the following Departments: Educational Research, Cognition, and Development (until 2012), Educational Leadership (until 2012), and Sports Education Leadership (until 2012).

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

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Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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A Comparison of High School Physical Education and Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, Kathryn Anne Holt

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Cyberbullying Policy in Public Schools, Alison Humphries

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Adaptive Behavior Malingering in Legal Claims of Mental Retardation, Renee M. Kadlubek

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A Comparison of Bias in Four Measures of Monitoring Accuracy, Fred Kuch

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Model Provisions For Building a Successful Lead Poisoning Prevention Program: A Case Study for the Western United States, Kathleen Lauckner

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The Leadership Orientations and Effectiveness of College and University Career Services Directors, Jacob A. Livengood

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Students' Conceptions about Climate Change: Using Critical Evaluation to Influence Plausibility Reappraisals and Knowledge Reconstruction, Doug Lombardi

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A Case Study Using Principal-Agent Theory to Explore How a Public, Four Year University Interacts with a System Office, Annie Macias

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Antecedent Influences: Factors that Guide African American Men to the Field of Education, Michael James Maxwell

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Response to Intervention Data in Grade Retention Decisions: How is it Used?, Cheryl Anne Mayfield

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Facing The Music: Student Power Relations in Student Leadership Within High School Band Programs, Curtis James Melton

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A study of district leadership practices in the principal professional learning community, Danielle Grace Miller

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Leadership Practice in Elementary School Dual Language Programs: A Collective Case Study, Joanie K. Monroy

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Education Interest Groups: The Influence of Networks on Rulemaking and Policy in Public School Reform, Brian Curtis Myli

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Celebrity Athlete Endorser Effectiveness: Construction and Validation of a Scale, Theodore Byrne Peetz

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Safety First -In Search of Justice -School & Law Enforcement Agency Partnerships, Michael Anthony Pickett

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Comparing Division IA Scholarship and Non-Scholarship Student-Athletes: A Discriminant Analysis of Academic Performance, Lisa Melanie Rubin

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An Exploration Of Contextual Factors That May Influence The Expulsion Rates Of Middle School Students, Tracy Schroeder

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Innovators and laggards? Faculty adoption of online distance education, Thomas Tailor Scott

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Comparing Public and Private Institutions that Have and Have Not Implemented Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems: A Resource Dependence Perspective, Geetha Rathna Sendhil

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Principal Change Facilitator Style and Student Achievement: A Study of Schools in the Middle, Steven Keith Stewart

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Division I Student-Athlete Degree Choice Assessment, Tony Terrell

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Examining Competencies for the Human Resources Professional Within Idaho State Government, Cecil R. Torres Jr

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Exploring The Relationship Between First Year First Generation College Students And Their Parents, Jerica L. Turek

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Counselor Development in the Process of Mastering Cultural Competence: A Study of Professional Growth Experiences, Marie Antoinette Wakefield

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Perceptions of barriers that inhibit African American women and adolescent girls from participation in physical activity, Sonya Daniels Walker

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Concordance of Vocational Interest and Efficacy of Female College Students Pursuing a Traditional Career Path, Priscilla A. Walton

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Theory versus practice: a study of strategy making in five public MBA programs, Michael Alwyn Wilde

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Competencies for Financial Aid Officers: A Competency Model for Professional Development, Michael Neil Woolf

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Efficiency of Fiscal Expenditures in Nevada Elementary Schools Using Data Envelopment Analysis, Todd Patrick Yocum

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Effects of classwide self-management intervention on second grade students’ social skills in physical education, Elian Aljadeff-Abergel

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An assessment of medical care provided by Nevada's high school athletic programs, Brooke Allen-Burnstein

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Change is learning: Metacognition to resolve concerns during the third year of the implementation of a technological innovation, Nola Allen-Raffail

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The process of coaching: An examination of authenticity, Steven C. Barnson

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Bridging the chasm: Emerging model of leadership in intercollegiate athletics governance, John C. Chandler III

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Evaluating a social skills training protocol in a private setting: Outcomes and issues, Judi Davis

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The influence of peer tutors and technology-actuated reading instruction process on third-grade students' self-perceptions as readers: A multiple case study, Brenda Shill Daw

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The impact of regulating social science research with biomedical regulations, Brenda Braxton Durosinmi

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College Choice Influences Among High-Achieving Students: An Exploratory Case Study of College Freshmen, Derek Takumi Furukawa

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Comparing the student profile characteristics between traditional residential and commuter students at a public, research-intensive, urban commuter university, Dan Gianoutsos

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Creating effective leadership development programs: A descriptive quantitative case study, Spencer Holt

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The relationship between participation in extracurricular activities and Utah's proficiency assessments of students in a suburban school district, Everett N. Kelepolo

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Alumni participation: An investigation using relationship marketing principles, Lisa Ann Kelleher

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Environmental engagement demand differences within and among Holland academic environments, Derek K. Lester

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It's a matter of principal: Examining relationships between leaders' change facilitator style and students' academic progress, Diane Lewis

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The Effect of Pre-collaborative Activity Instruction on Self-efficacy, Robert Ray Mattson

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Licensing policies of public school principals, Jerri Mausbach

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Personality, presence, and the virtual self: A five-factor model approach to behavioral analysis within a virtual environment, Michael Patrick McCreery

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A Change of heart: A phenomenographic study of conversation, Marjorie Kay Meckes Conner

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Causes of job turnover in the public school superintendency: An explanatory analysis in the western United States, Toby A. Melver