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 2007

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Design and spectral analysis of a six-axis shaker system, Yasoda Krishna Prasad Dhulipalla

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Evaluating the effectiveness of a manualized treatment for inmates with dual diagnoses, Jennee Evans Dickens

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Inner experience during golf performance, Yani L Dickens

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An analysis of social skills instruction provided in teacher education and in-service training programs for general and special educators, Nicole Dobbins

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Evapotranspiration monitoring methods within an irrigated mixed vegetation environment, Jeremy Robert Dodds

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Living with dyspareunia: A qualitative study, Robyn L Donaldson

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Lead contamination risks from imported candies: Developing a protocol to test for lead in candy products using the X-ray flouresence instrument, Tracy L Donnelly

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Racial profiling in Las Vegas: A reexamination of police stop data in Las Vegas, Daniel Eric Doran

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Analysis of iodide and iodate in soil and water, James W Dorman

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Modality effects on adult learning, Earl S Douglas

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Navigating through "our bumps on the road to reading": A multi-case analysis of how literature -based response experiences inform and influence pre -service teachers' reading perceptions, Christine A Draper

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The impact of computer -based interventions with and without primary language support on reading skills of English language learners, Catherine M Draper Rodriguez

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Investigating stress related to beginning teacher standards, Michelle Dupree

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Assessing the effect of group model building on stakeholder teams developing urban growth strategies, Michael Francis Dwyer

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Boric acid inhibits cell growth and induces apoptosis in breast cancer cells, Anuoluwapo Funmilola Elegbede

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Removal of the cyanobacterial toxin microcystin -Lr by biofiltration: Identification of toxin-degrading bacteria and effects of backwashing, Lazaro Eleuterio

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Complexation and electrode effects on the electrochemical behavior of the cerium(Iv)/cerium(Iii) redox couple, Sandra Elias Elkouz

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Genesis of argillic horizons in soils of the Charkiln Series, Spring Mountains, Clark County, Nevada, Peggy E Elliott

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Probation officer prototypes: Perceptions of probationers with and without mental illness, Paula M Emke-Francis

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Reinventing downtown San Diego: A spatial and cultural analysis of the Gaslamp Quarter and Horton Plaza, Jordan Chase Ervin

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Identification and interpretation of botanical remains from Neolithic 'Ais Yiorkis, Cyprus, Leilani Espinda

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The Execution of Fluffy and other stories from Las Vegas, Bliss Esposito

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The relationship between project characteristics and the expert estimation of software development and maintenance, John Farrish

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Experimental and finite element studies of shock transmission through bolted joints, Masoud Feghhi

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Development of in-cylinder injection for a hydrogen-fueled internal combustion engine, Ronald L Fifield

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Defining reality: The poverty and welfare rhetoric of Lyndon Johnson and Ronald Reagan, Andrea Lyn Finan

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Evaluating the benefits of a systems approach to particulate matter air pollution management, Stephanie Janene Fincher

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On the coefficients of ternary cyclotomic polynomials, Thomas Joseph Flanagan

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Cervical cancer: Knowledge and behaviors of African American women, Clark County, Nevada, Cecilia Fleming

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Birds in Paradise, Constance Ford

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The five -year change process at a secondary school: A case study, LuAnne Marie Forrest

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Kinetic characteristics of barefoot running, Julia A Freedman

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Conversion and performance evaluation of a hydrogen powered Ford F-250 pickup truck, Julian J. L Gardner

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The use of formative evaluation with online courses by teachers at the secondary level, David Alvin Garner

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Conservation of charge in secondary electron emission test stand, Shaoru Garner

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Gertrude Stein, Vladimir Nabokov and the language of exile An analysis of writing strategies beyond the nation, Edith Manuela Gelu

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Design implementation and analysis of a dynamic cryptography algorithm with applications, Sourabh Ghose

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Postcollapse volcanism in the Valles Caldera, New Mexico: The transition from large volume explosive to small volume effusive eruptions, Kati Gibler

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Gypsum Cave revisited: Faunal and taphonomic analysis of a Rancholabrean-to-Holocene fauna in southern Nevada, Elizabeth Marie Glowiak

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The effect of temperature on development and behavior of relict leopard frog tadpoles (Rana onca), Jeffrey Abraham Goldstein

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Piscivory by non-native blue tilapia (Oreochromis aureus ) in Clark County, Nevada, Shawn C Goodchild

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The Sexton Mountain area, southwestern Oregon: A tectonically imbricated Middle Jurassic supra-subduction zone ophiolite complex, Jesse Charles Grady

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Modeling a passive cooling system for photovoltaic cells under concentration, Allison K Gray

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Assessing the Homeland Security advisory system, Ted Greenhalgh

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Scott's fiction and the Union of 1707, Dale K Griffith

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Drug-related mortality: Postmortem findings in Clark County, Nevada for 2005, Melanie Lee Gulmatico

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Local leakage measurement and Cfd prediction of k-factors of leaks in residential HVAC ducts, Radhika Gundavelli

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A method for estimating intensity of a Poisson process, Sandhya Gunti

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A numerical prediction of the thermal environment of a room heated with a hydronic heating system, Satya Kiran C Gurram

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Risk-taking behavior of skateboarders and traditional sport participants in students ages 13--16 years, Charles A. Hackenheimer

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Using cluster analysis to evaluate the academic performance of demographic homogeneous subsets, Jeffrey N Halsell

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Competitive abilities and ecological impacts of Tamarix aphylla in southern Nevada, Willard E. Hayes

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Difference on perception of evaluation criteria between Division I and Iii head basketball coaches and athletic directors, Richard Robert Hilliard

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Cryptography in the digital age, Thomas R. Hodge

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Performance evaluation of single and double-basin solar stills in Las Vegas, Nevada, Nanda Holur Venkatesh

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Vestiges of desegregation: Black superintendent reflections on the complex legacy of Brown v Board of Education, Sonya Douglass Horsford

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The effect of prophylactic ankle taping on valgus knee joint moment during a side step cut-maneuver, Anthony John House

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Benefits and costs of legalized gaming in Penghu as perceived by Taiwanese people, Ying-Ling Ho

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Polarized X-ray emission spectroscopy at the chlorine K edge of the chlorofluoromethanes, Amanda C Hudson

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Rhetorical criticism of absence and silence of university presidents at the Grokster Court, Lawrence Eyo Ita

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Transport and structural studies of the thermoelectric material, bismuth telluride, Matthew K Jacobsen

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Talking to strangers: Stories, Heather Ann Jacobs

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Center of gravity guided signature of planar shapes, Hina Jain

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A model for programming characteristics of Sonos type flash with high-kappa dielectrics, Varun Jain

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Effects of word -of -mouth communication on purchasing decisions in restaurants: A path analytic study, Dongsuk Jang

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The collocation and meshless methods for differential equations in R(2), Thamira Abid Jarjees

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Wilderness handrails: The evolution of search and rescue in Yosemite National Park, Christopher Edward Johnson

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Traditional/nontraditional students' use of goal orientations and coping strategies, Marcus Lee Johnson

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Cisplatin analogues containing 4,4'-bis[alkyl]-2,2'-bipyridine derivatives, Zeynep Gizem Kabuloglu Karayusuf

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Development of a safety analysis and an intersection infrastructure system, Ancila V Kaiparambil

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Synthesis and characterization of poly(pyridinium salt)s with oxyalkylene units exhibiting amphotropic liquid-crystalline and photoluminescene properties, Sumanvedi Kamatam

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Bodily poetics: The rhetorical politics of the self, Allison Renee Kaminsky

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The multiple effects of a showroom on casino outlets in Las Vegas, Dongnam Kang

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The impacts of cognitive and affective values on tradeshow exhibitor's overall satisfaction and future behaviors, Juhee Kang

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Design and implementation of bibliographic database, Kiranmayi Karamcheti

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Four local colorings of graphs, James Katseanes

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The relationship between motives to read electronic word of mouth (eWom) and online buying and communication behavior, Eun Kyoo Kim

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Characterization of martensitic stainless steels with high silicon content, Sreenivas Kohir

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Tensile deformation, corrosion and crack-growth characterization of a nickel-base alloy, Rama S Koripelli

Nuclear power plant security post 9-11, Kathleen Korvalis

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Marterial characterization of asphalt binder using ultrasound testing, Anand Krishnan

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Building the Ark, Jessica Kruse

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Thermochronological constraints on Mesozoic tectonism in southwest US and New Zealand; and argon-argon age spectra from artificially mixed micas, Joseph Kula

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Effects of temperature, strain rate and silicon content on dynamic strain ageing of modified chromium-molybdenum steel, Pankaj Kumar

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Incorporating spatial characteristics in travel demand models, Valerian Kwigizile

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"It's little things here and there": An exploration of preservice teachers' experiences of becoming multicultural educators, Carli Rhonda Kyles

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What employees want from their employers, Angella Kyung

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Bridging divides: New pragmatic philosophy and composition theory, Eric Wallace Leake

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Parsing neurocognitive heterogeneity in pediatric traumatic brain injury, Brian D Leany

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Thermal hydraulic analysis of the High-Power Race Target, Ryan D LeCounte

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The role of information quality and market turbulence on Cvb's Internet-based marketing information use, Seon Jeong Lee

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Model of Early Universe with H+2, Tae Song Lee

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Experience during the early stages of treatment with antidepressant medication, Noelle Lorraine Lefforge

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Reading bodies: A case study analysis of adolescent girls' experiences in an after school book group, Marie A LeJeune

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Attitudes of human trafficking in Nevada, Krystal Jane Letourneau

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Geochemical and transport modeling of selected radionuclides at Yucca Mountain, Yuyu Lin

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Tensile deformation and environmental degradation of T91 grade steels with different silicon content, Debajyoti Maitra

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Behavior analysis and characterization of a tooling material at elevated temperatures, Julio Malpica

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a diagram of the whole new world, Caleb D Mammen

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Longitudinal trends in postpartum mental health, cognition and steroid hormones, Chandler R Marrs