The Retrospective Theses and Dissertations (RTDs) collection are digital versions of UNLV theses and dissertations previously available only in print or microfilm. This collection of over 3,100 works written by UNLV graduate students were produced between 1978-2008 and is freely available for anyone to download. For dissertations published from 2009 to the present, please visit this page: UNLV THESES, DISSERTATIONS, PROFESSIONAL PAPERS, AND CAPSTONES

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Theses/Dissertations from 1996

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Crime prevention through environmental design: A comparative analysis of two Las Vegas apartment complexes, Kim Michelle Hardy

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Unbroken chain: Modern social banditry in South La, Kenneth M Harlan

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A case study in political rhetoric: Political and religious cohesion in the South, Shauna S Harrington-Donnell

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Parting the bamboo curtain: The enigmatic political and strategic quest of Richard Nixon for detente with Communist China, Ian C Harrison

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Nontraditional teachers: Personal learning styles and teaching styles, Teresa Delgadillo Harrison

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The quality school in postsecondary education, Raymond E Harris

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Optimal Var compensation on a utility transmission system, Douglas Earl Harshbarger

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A path to nowhere: Violence, sex, and humor in Cormac McCarthy's "Child of God" and "Suttree", Justin Cord Hayes

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The effect of caffeine on high-intensity, intermittent exercise to exhaustion, James Andrew Herman

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Apple pie, baseball and drag queens: The persuasive elements in current gay-themed films, Michael Jordan Higdon

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Estimating Pareto's constant and Gini coefficient of the Pareto distribution, Brian Christopher Hodge

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A recent application of the Saxe-Binford hypothesis in establishing social persona, Barbara Ann Holz

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An approach to building a secure and persistent distributed object management system, Yu Kin Ho

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A critical evaluation of the Dolby Digital compression algorithm, David Andrew Ingbretsen

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A study of the American Association of Retired Persons, Lenora Gay Ingram

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Determination of frictional losses for fiberglass ducts, Alexander Jeffrey Jackovich

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The role of interference in metacognitive monitoring, Katherine M Jacobi

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Identifying and illustrating urban traffic congestion, mobility, and accessibility using a Gis, Jeffrey James Jensen

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The development of an at-risk index and its implications for the state of Texas, Craig A Kadlub

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The utilization of selected marketing elements by higher education institutions, Chester Donald Kajcienski

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The long journey: From institutionalization to adult day care, Kristin L Kampschroeder

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Message routing between the As/400 token ring network and the Internet, Amuthan Kannan

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Ethics and the moral limits of policy, Marlene Beverly Khosropur

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Risk features and relationship between financial variables and beta: An analysis of the casino industry, Hyunjoon Kim

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Nuclear diffusion: A rethinking of why nation-states "go nuclear", Chris Kofinis

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Development of fluoroimmunoassays for the determination of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, Steven Daniel Kohl

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Multicasting in generalized class networks, Carl Michael Lane

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Marital adjustment across the transition to parenthood: The role of communication and personality, Brandon Mathew Larson

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Cost calculation of ancillary services including system security, automatic generation control and reactive power, Mohammad Shahzad Lateef

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The Bharatiya Janata Party of India: A social movement striving for political dominance, Joel Aaron Lauer

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Dental evidence for the peopling of Guam, Pamela Lin Lawrence

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General broadcasting algorithms in one-port wormhole routed hypercubes, Myung Hoon Lee

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Accepting blacks and homosexuals into the military: Truman and Clinton argue for equal rights, JayDe Allen Leonard

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A rhetorical situation: Contemporary arguments on the legalization of gambling in America, Jan Lewellyn Davidson

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Watchman routes in the presence of convex obstacles, Rocky Joseph Lombardo

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Jiang Qing and Cultural Revolution, Linda Longley

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Public opinion and the deconsolidation of the Clark County School District, Matthew Michael Lusk

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Application of Asynchronous Transfer Mode (Atm) technology to Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (Pacs): A survey, Sridharan R Madabhushanam

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Tunneling phenomenon in heterostructure devices, Sreenivasulu V Maheshwarla

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Having their say: Parents of high-achieving African American elementary students talk about the home-school relationship, Donna Mahler

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Motor starting with shunt capacitors: An alternate approach to voltage dip control, Ravi Anantarao Managuli

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A methodology for estimating population for transportation risk analysis, Marisa Guieb Mandocdoc

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The effects of deregulation on the structure of the Texas natural gas production industry, Scott Lemuel Martin

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Effects of bacteria polysaccharide and cationic surfactant treatment on the sorption of volatile organic compounds by soil, Wenkai Ma

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Physical characteristics of male and female high school varsity soccer players, Sean Michael Roger McCarthy

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Topics in combinatorics: A statistical application, Susan Diane McCuistion

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Health-promoting behaviors: Predictors of early vs late initiation to prenatal care, Frances Mary McKeon

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Intradistrict equity: A proposed methodology for resource allocation, Susan J Miller-DeFrancesco

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Comparison of models to mitigate flood hazard to transportation alignments on alluvial fans, Julianne Joy Miller

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Women's educational pursuits: Effects on marital and relationship happiness, Michele Minetti

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A study of training methodology for customer contact employees in Spain, and implications on service quality, Mireia Montane-Balague

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Dispositional empathy, dyadic perspective-taking, and interpersonal perceptions among married persons in relation to marital adjustment, Mark E Morgenstern

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Developing a traffic control device maintenance management system interfacing with Gis, Diane I Morse

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The American church/state quagmire: A major cause and a proposed solution, Mary Fleming Morton

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Civic virtue and public policy: Discerning the particulars of reforming the General Mining Law of 1872, Scott Fitzgerald Murray

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Sound effects: Measuring the impact of aircraft noise on residential property values around McCarran International Airport, Curtis L. Myles

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A comparison of adolescent sexual offenders and non-sexually offending juvenile delinquents on familial, sexual and social variables, Heidi Elizabeth Nagel

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Mandatory uniforms: Employees are what they wear, Kathleen S Nelson

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A variational principle and its connection with fixed point theory, Ryo Ohashi

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The use of portfolios to inform classroom practice, Dora Jean Olson

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Comparative biogeography within and among four species of lizards in western North American deserts (Crotaphytidae: Crotaphytus bicinctores, C collaris, Gambelia wislizeni; Phrynosomatidae: Sceloporus magister), David I Orange

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Gallium arsenide molecular beam epitaxy: Low temperature and surfactant-mediated, Vamsee Krishna Pamula

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Preservice education: Exploring alternative methods of instruction, advisement, and field-based supervision, Kimberly J Paulsen

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Managers' stock ownership and performance in lodging industry, Yu J Qian

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Exile: A collection of short stories, Gregory A Quinn

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Experimental verification of finite element analysis for deep denting of cylindrical shells, Rajkumar Rajagopalan

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Modeling international tourism to Israel, Sharon Regev

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A bridge across the gender gap: The role of men in feminist discourse, Gabrielle Kenton Renshaw

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Measuring the accuracy of page-reading systems, Stephen Vincent Rice

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Meanings and measures taken in concert observation of Bruce Springsteen, September 28, 1992, Los Angeles, Thomas J Rodak

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A test of a dual central pattern generator hypothesis for subcortical control of locomotion, Michael Lee Rodrigue

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Domestic violence: Termination of an abusive relationship and its effect on the psychopathology of women, Amber Daun Rollstin

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Land and self in a Mayan universe, Robert Charles Rusie

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Friends, neighbors, foes and invaders: Conflicting images and experiences of Japanese Americans in wartime Nevada, Andrew Benjamin Russell

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Morphological and molecular variation in four species of migratory raptors from North America, Elise Vernon Schmidt

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Governance systems in the emerging corporation: An ethnography of the hard times at Softalk, Robert Schmidt

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Deception detection accuracy: The effects of suspicion and antisocial personality traits, Barbara T Schoephoerster

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Evaluation of an alternative statistical decision rule for site remediation, Bradley Donald Schultz

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A three-dimensional finite element model for diagnostic windfield assessment, Zijiang Shi

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Separation anxiety disorder in toddlers, Karen Elizabeth Sims

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Consent of the governed: Term limits and American democracy, James Joseph Spinello

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Teacher perceptions of principal behavior related to student achievement, Sylvia J Springer

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Effect of unsaturated zone soil moisture content on vapor phase pollutant propagation in controlled laboratory experiments, Joseph J Squire

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Investigation of processing parameters for thermoplastic composites manufacturing, Craig MacArthur Squires

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Development of an educational overburden index for New Mexico schools, Karen Marie Stansfield-Paquette

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Characterization of microorganisms from the deep subsurface that produce antimicrobial substances, Michael Victor Staudaher

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OCRspell: An interactive spelling correction system for OCR errors in text, Eric Stofsky

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Restaurant customers' revisit intention and negative word-of-mouth behavior, Wen-yu Su

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The geology and structures in the northern Hiko Range, Lincoln county, Nevada, Douglas Duane Switzer

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The ontogeny of cardiorespiratory support of metabolism, Paul Richard Territo

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Alternative estimation methods for survival models, John William Trabert

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Feature selection for classification of medical images of human tissue for cancer recognition, Valeri V Tsarev

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Charge-transfer cross section measurements using laser ablation ion source and reflection time-of-flight mass spectrometer, Jiebing Wang

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Data integration with data warehousing and data mining in database environments, Gary Leon White

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Separation and identification of difluorobenzoic acids by Hplc/Ms, Zhen Wu

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Native Chinese-speaking children's acquisition of performance-based and reflective word knowledge in English, Hong Xu

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An object-oriented modeling approach to build data communication model, Wuqing Xu

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Crisis management and its impact on destination marketing, Whitney Blair Young

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Many body effects in the photoelectron spectroscopy of strongly correlated electron systems, Jianzhong Zheng

Theses/Dissertations from 1995

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Analysis of saturation flows at single, dual and triple left-turn lanes, Kenneth Walter Ackeret