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 2008

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Experimental investigation of shock mitigation of electronic boards within projectile, Deepak Sankar Somasundaram

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Mentoring novice elementary teachers in science teaching, Mary Sowder

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Reactor physics studies for the Advanced Fuel Cycle Initiative (Afci) Reactor -Accelerator Coupling Experiments (Race) Project, Evgeny Yuryevich Stankovskiy

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Mentoring for women in intercollegiate athletic administration, Laura Lynn Stephey

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A systematic approach to an integrated curriculum model for dental education, Tanis Maria Stewart

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Skeletal muscle damage, delayed onset muscle soreness and performance after resistance training with leucine and carbohydrate or carbohydrate alone, Matthew Steven Stock

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Elite public business schools & social responsibility: A search for exemplars, Kimberly E Stott

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Positive emotion processing deficits in schizophrenia, Gregory P Strauss

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A mathematical model for computerized car crash detection using computer vision techniques, Dawn Marie Strianese

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Surface and interface study of cesium on silicon carbide and Hopg using photoelectron spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy, Sharath Sudarshanam

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Basin analysis of the central Grand Wash trough, northwest Arizona: New insights into a miocene extensional basin, Nathan Robert Suurmeyer

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Framework for simulation of fault tolerant heterogeneous multiprocessor system-on-chip, Bisrat Tafesse

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Impacts of an invasive shrub, Buddleja davidii (butterfly bush), on plant succession on New Zealand floodplains, Nita Gay Tallent-Halsell

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The impact of interactive factors on Romanian students' understanding of place value, Madalina Tanase

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Role conflict, role ambiguity and job satisfaction of the nurse executive, Theresa Ann Tarrant

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Victimization on social networking sites, Melanie Ann Taylor

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Cognitive processing in women with dyspareunia: What is more salient, the pain or the sex?, Lea Thaler

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Communicating the meanings of cultural artifacts: An exploratory study of orientation units, Ryan David Theroux

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Estimates at infinity for positive solutions to problems involving the p-Laplacian, Ralph W Thomas

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Viewing the opposite sex through lifestyle magazines: An exploratory study, Danielle M Thorsen

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Pipelined implementation of Jpeg image compression using Hdl, Arun Kumar Reddy Toomu

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Microscopic and spectroscopic studies of metal deposition on carbon-based materials, Ich C Tran

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Evaluating the use of system dynamics for improving stakeholder decision maKing, Marcia Lynne Turner

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Detection algorithms for the Nano nose, J. M. Karthikeya Udayagiri V. R.

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Graphic frameworks for managing component oriented graphic systems, Deepa Uppala

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Policies for highway financing: Gasoline taxes and other alternatives, Vinod Vasudevan

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The treatment of selective mutism: A case control alternating treatments design, Jennifer L Vecchio

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Optimization of bipolar plate design for flow and temperature distributions using numerical techniques, Kiran Mohan Veepuri

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Protein degradation in mammalian hibernator, Spermophilus lateralis, Vanja Velickovska

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Self-stabilizing k-clustering in mobile ad hoc networks, Priyanka Vemula

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Effects of metallurgical and environmental variables on the performance of alloy 718 for heat exchanger applications, Anand Venkatesh

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Overlapping layers for prolonging network life time in multi-hop wireless sensor networks, Hongyan Wang

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"Lost" as an example of the orphic mysteries: A thematic analysis, Rachael Wax

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Analysis of stacked retaining walls, Layne David Weight

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The social uses and gratifications of text messaging, Shayler Kimball White

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The effect of erosion control structures on the distribution of selected nutrients and metals in the sediments of the Salt River, Arizona, Alan Christopher Williams

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Exploring preschoolers' personal epistemologies using focus groups, Denise Lynne Winsor

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Assessment in higher education: A case study on assessment of student learning in three states, Hyla Winters

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Instructional *simulations and the concepts of shared cognition, Carolyn Sue Witt

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Nitrate ion effects on uranium chemistry in the tributylphosphate-dodecane system, Amber Dawn Wright

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Three-dimensional numerical study of proton exchange membrane fuel cell design, Jianfei Wu

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Spatiotemporal variation in soil moisture and hydraulic properties and their impacts on rainfall -runoff and infiltration processes, Jun Yin

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Pedogenesis of vesicular horizons in disturbed and undisturbed soils, Maureen L Yonovitz

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Examination of air transportation trip time variability, Raymond A. Young

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Failure prediction for hospitality firms in US and Korea using logit and neural networks models, Hyewon Youn

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Imaging the southern trace of the Black Hills fault, Clark County, Nevada, Shelley A Zaragoza

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Selective disruption of hte blood-brain barrier by photochemical internalization, Michelle Jie Zhang

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Lodging capacity optimization: Application of an inventory model to China's lodging industry, Tianshu Zheng

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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An evaluation of x-ray fluorescence lead detection methods for candy wrappers, Louis J Abacherli

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Mathematical modeling of magnetohydrodynamic micropumps, Juan Katoff Afonien

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Development of passenger car equivalents for freeway merging sections, Amanpreet Singh Ahuja

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Effective or elective: A character analysis of Nip/Tuck, Sabrina Monet Alipate

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Acculturation effects on culture and conflict style, Mae-Li Amick Allison

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Determining the competitive nature of physical therapy education: A multi case study design, Peter Andrew Altenburger

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Ubiquitous health monitoring system for seniors, Kamesh Khanna Andisamy Vijayakumar

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Development and validation of the Facial Affect Learning and Memory Test (Falmt) and Facial Identification of Affect Task (Fiat), Christina Marie Armstrong

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Characterization of electronic board material properties under impact loaDing, Ashok Kumar Ayyaswamy

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Numerical simulation of thermal comfort and contaminant transport in rooms with Ufad system, Rama Haritha Bandarupalli

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Application of computational fluid dynamics for high energy efficiency design with human comfort of Cad-Vav and Ufad systems, Bhanu Rekha Bandhakavi

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Interaction of surface and subsurface hydrological processes in the Lower Virgin Valley, Alexander Grigor Baron

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The paleotectonic significance of the Central Metamorphic terrane, northern California, Wendy M Barrow Johnson

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The effects of computer -assisted language learning on English language learners with and without disabilities in an elementary school setting, Christine Kay Beaird

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Neutronics analysis of the high-power race target, Timothy E Beller

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Acculturation and sexuality: Investigating gender differences in erotic plasticity, Lorraine Benuto

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Shock attenuation and impact characteristics for children running at different stride lengths, Kunal Bhanot

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The effect of erosion control structures on the distribution of selected nutrients and metals in the sediments of the Las Vegas Wash, Tracy Marie Boettcher

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Identifying common traits of successful casino executives: Toward succession planning, Finley Bolton-Cotrone

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Energy savings on single-phase induction motors under light load conditions, Fatima Bouzidi

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Changes in soil physical and hydrological properties due to Bromus tectorum (cheatgrass) invasion, Joshua J Boxell

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Date rape prevention in women: A controlled outcome study, Shera Deanne Bradley

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Characterization of stage Vi petrocalcic horizons: S Nevada and NW Arizona, Amy Lynn Brock

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"33", Caleb Brooks

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Content-based video classification and compariSon, John Alexander Bunch

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Residential lead hazards, nutritional deficiencies, and socio-cultural factors related to Hispanic children with blood lead levels greater than or equal to five micrograms per deciliter, Elena E Cabb

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The development of domain -specific and domain-general metacognitive monitoring, Brett Douglas Campbell

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Financial benefits of on-site athletic training services for a performing arts show, RitaSue Morgan Campbell

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Understanding psychopathy and violence: The role of motivation, Jacqueline Patricia Camp

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The Burn: A novel, Kevin Michael Capp

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Handheld computers: Do they support or constrain nursing students at the point -of -care?, Deborah I Carr-Warner

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Document boundary determination using structural and lexical analysis, Marc-Allen Cartright

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A study of change management of Uml diagrams, Ming Chang

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School refusal behavior: The relationship between family environment and parenting style, Gillian Victoria Chapman

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Wake Up the Family, Katherine Lien Chariott

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Influence of lithophysal geometry on uniaxial compression of tuff-like rock, Manisha Chawla

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Arima models for forecasting Poisson process observations: Application to the volcanoes worldwide, Heng-Wei Cheng

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Investigation on the Ap-42 sampling method, Yanjie Chen

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Video based vehicle detection for advance warning Intelligent Transportation System, Naveen Chintalacheruvu

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Marginalizing the "other" in the discourse of the Bush Administration's War on Terror, Sherri H Christensen

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let go the ghost, Ashley Embry Clark

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Parent psychopathology and child perfectionism, Lisa Caitlin Cook

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Friendly index sets of starlike graphs, Daniel Anthony Corral

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A general mathematical model of stenoses, Jordan Jimmy Crabbe

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Gambling behavior and the Five factor model of personality, Edward W Crossman

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Evaluating educational Web sites, Denber Rey S Cruz

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Business, community and education perceptions regarding education needs in Nevada, Charlotte Curtis

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Unsupervised learning of document image types, Dean Patrick Curtis

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A study of voltage regulation and islanding associated with distributed generation, Chensong Dai

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Analysis and evaluation of field retroreflectivity performance of pavement marking materials at various test deck locations in the Us, Siddharth David

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A doctor's conscience: Conventional and reflective morality in clinical decision maKing, John Elliot Delap

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Effects of music therapy on prosocial behavior of students with autism and developmental disabilities, Catherine L de Mers