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 2006

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Electric Banana, Mongolian Sky, Stacey Abbott

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Voices from two sides of the Atlantic: A multiple case study of women's leadership, Eva Anneli Adams

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Flow shop scheduling with two machines, V. L. Kumar Adusumilli

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Labor unions and corporate campaigns: Necessary tactic or hindrance to bargaining, Cynthia Elise Agnello

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gamma-Aminobutyric acid inhibits cytokine-mediated synergistic induction of astrocytic interleukin-6 release: A mechanistic study, Grant Toshio Aguinaldo

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The romance of self-surrender in four historical novels of Helen C White, Joyce Ahn

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Traveling waves in a suspension bridge system, Robert A. Ain

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The effects of perceived teacher empowerment on student achievement, Florence Barker Aitken

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Effects of selective attention on preschool teacher and child behavior, Keri Leigh Altig

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Donning the White Agbada, Abayomi Animashaun

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Quantum mechanical hydrogen-hydrogen collisional cross section calculation for astrophysics, David Michael Archer

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Comparison of confidence intervals for binomial proportions, Narain Armbya

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Evidence of an active Enso and Pdo during the mid-Holocene from a Costa Rican speleothem, April Dianne Azouz

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The effects of a personal responsibility model on individual student and class-wide social behaviors, Daniel Wesley Balderson

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An analysis of fiscal allocations in elementary schools meeting and not meeting Ayp, William Roy Michael Barton

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Methyl jasmonate and cis jasmone induce apoptosis in Pc-3 and LncaP prostate cancer lines, Madhavi Bathina

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Permanent Record, Jonathan Bauch

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Distributed stabilizing data structures, Doina Bein

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Horizontal unsaturated flow across a single fracture, Bud J Benneman

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Petrogenesis of Pleistocene basalts in the Norris-Mammoth corridor, Yellowstone National Park, Kristeen Marie Bennett

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Defining youth psychopathy, Arva A Bensaheb

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Confidence interval estimation for a geometric distribution, Majgan Beria

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The Turkish foreign aid program: A helping hand or a snake infested olive branch, Aisha T Bigbee

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Wine allocation: Perspectives of restaurant and retail wine buyers, Heather M Bigley

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Implementation and analysis of apriori algorithm for data mining, Pavankumar Bondugula

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Multidimensional model of destination brands: An application of customer -based brand equity, Soyoung Boo

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The relationship between customer service quality and restaurant revenue in a gaming -centric casino environment, Karl D Brandmeir

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An exploration of the alienation experienced by African American parents from their child's educational environment, Regina R Brandon

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The design and testing of a hydrogen fueled internal combustion engine, Evangeline Bulla

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Bootstrap estimation of standard error of ridge estimates, Mira Capur

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Dissimulation of mental retardation and traumatic brain injury on the Wais -Ii, Joshua E Caron

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Racial disparities in the federal sentencing of drug offenders, Jorge Adrian Castrejon

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Environmental factors affecting retention and graduation in Mlt /Clt programs, Patricia R Castro

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Shock reduction methods for electronic components in a projectile, Vinod K Chakka

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Characterization of residual stress and defects in welded specimen, Srinivas Chanda

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Evaluation of an intraoperative iodine-125 brachytherapy implant technique, Tserenpagma Chaoui

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Development of a flood forecasting model for Flamingo Tropicana Watershed in the Las Vegas Valley, Satya Prakash Chataut

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Merger and acquisition activities in the hospitality industry, Hyun Kyung Chatfield

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The determinants of price tolerance in the casino hotel industry, Jangwon Cho

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Managing the relationship between intermediaries and meta sites, Natasa Christodoulidou

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Female athletic trainers in professional male sports, Erica Chung

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Functionalized polyolefin graft copolymers via transition metal-catalyzed C--H activation and controlled radical polymerization, Hoyong Chung

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"Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War": Melville's vision of race, reconciliation, and America's tragic knowledge, AmiJo Comeford

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The diffusion of satellite radio: A study of earlier adopters and non-adopters, Jasmine S Crighton

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The effects of performance feedback with goal setting on effective teaching behavior, Shannon Elizabeth Crozier

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Social skills of students with emotional disabilities: A technology -based intervention, Therese M Cumming

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Molecular phylogenetics of Trogon: Exploring patterns of diversification in a widespread neotropical avian genus, Jeffrey M DaCosta

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Hierarchical approach for character recognition, Koushik Reddy Damera

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Examining the influence and developmental impact of after-school/out-of-school programs on youths from high risk environments, Ranna Jane Daud

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Student -athlete recruitment at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Christi Smith DeWaele

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Bioaccumulation of mercury in the aquatic food chain of walleye (Stizostedion vitreum) in Lake Siskiwit, northern Wisconsin, United States, Beth Ellen Domowicz

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A poetic canvas: Byron and visual culture, William Donati

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Youth at risk for anxiety: Evaluation of a brief panic prevention program, Kelly Lynn Drake

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Feasibility for the use of non-contact ultrasound for application with asphalt concrete materials, Michael Robert Dunning

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Dynamic property characterization of ionic polymer metal composite (Ipmc), Prashanth Reddy Duvvuru Kamakshi

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Changes in the stress tolerance of two Mojave Desert perennial shrubs after eight years of growth in elevated carbon dioxide, Allison Louise Ebbets

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Examining the stability of goal orientation, Ordene V Edwards

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Lead contamination in candies imported from Latin America, Heather R Fels

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The long term effects of divorce on professional adult dancers, Brent Fladmo

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Interaction between palladium and silicon carbide: A study for Triso nuclear fuel, Goverdhan Reddy Gajjala

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Analyzing association rules produced by applying the apriori algorithm to structured data, Darshana Gala

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Optimization of polymer/ruthenium complex optical oxygen sensor, Sujanie V. S. V Gamage

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Self-stabilizing cache placements in Manets, Narenda Ganguru

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The potential impact of the medieval climatic anomaly on human populations in the western Mojave Desert, Jill Kathleen Gardner

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Nontraditional aged undergraduates in higher education: A qualitative study of decisions and satisfaction, John Howard Gilbert

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Violent women in film and the sociological relevance of the contemporary action heroine, Kathryn A Gilpatric

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Rangi above/Papa below, Tangaroa ascendant, water all around us: Austronesian creation myths, Amy M Green

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Kinematic comparison of running barefoot and in the Nike Free 50, Janet R Griffin

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Science education for girls: A partnership between Girl Scouts and Nasa, Anne Grisham

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Short-term compensatory and long-term plastic cardiorespiratory responses to hypoxic exposure, Jutta A Guadagnoli

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Study of document clustering using the k-means algorithm, Meghna Sharma Gummuluru

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Optical interferometry with detector system to measure perturbations in plastics, Satya Sundeep Gurujala Radhakrishna

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Shifting gears: A workshop to increase well being in older adults residing in congregate housing, Amanda Haboush

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On evaluating density driven groundwater flow in the closed basin, Aron M Habte

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Parental perception of pediatric obesity, Mary Hackie

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Transforming the suburban realm: A call for diversification in the Las Vegas home-building process, Kory W Harris

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Habitat selection by the relict leopard frog (Rana onca): Assessment of vegetation use at two scales, Sean Moran Harris

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Factors that impact the instructional and technical support provided by site-based technology coordinators in K--12 schools, Douglas B Hearrington

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Context in leadership: A comparative case analysis of female public and private sector leaders, Angela Koclanes Hernquist

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Identifying the characteristics of and quality indicators for associate degree culinary arts programs: A survey of educators and industry, Jean Louise Hertzman

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Characterizing global archaeocyathan reef decline in the Early Cambrian: Evidence from Nevada and China, Melissa Hicks

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Development of an integrated process simulation system model for spent fuel treatment facility (Sftf) design, Matthew S Hodges

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The influence of self-efficacy and working memory capacity on problem solving efficiency, Bobby H Hoffman

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Design and evaluation of multi-axis vibration shaker concepts, Brinda Holur Venkatesh

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Diner Etiquette: A short story collection, Sean Hooks

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Micro-Raman spectroscopic study of the corrosion of stainless steel by lead-bismuth eutectic, Brian D Hosterman

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A comparative study of personality traits between video poker and traditional pull/push machines players, Jungjin Hwang

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Effects of global change on Mojave Desert annual plant communities, Stacy Marie Irvin

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Creating higher education in southern Nevada: A framing study of local newspaper coverage, Christine Janssen

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Delineating anomalous layers in soil profiles using seismic surface wave methods, Xiaohui Jin