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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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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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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Ubiquitous health monitoring system for seniors, Kamesh Khanna Andisamy Vijayakumar

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

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

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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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Permanent Record, Jonathan Bauch

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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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Horizontal unsaturated flow across a single fracture, Bud J Benneman

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Defining youth psychopathy, Arva A Bensaheb

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

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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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"33", Caleb Brooks

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Perceptions of discharge instructions by the emergency department patient, Darlene Brown

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Use of neutron diffraction and microscopy for characterization of residual stresses and defects, Silpa Budugur Suresh

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

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

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Wake Up the Family, Katherine Lien Chariott

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

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

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

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

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Evaluating educational Web sites, Denber Rey S Cruz

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

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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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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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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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Modality effects on adult learning, Earl S Douglas

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

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

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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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Examining the stability of goal orientation, Ordene V Edwards

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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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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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Birds in Paradise, Constance Ford

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Self-stabilizing cache placements in Manets, Narenda Ganguru

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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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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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The academic gap between the "real-world" and theatre and film, Thomas V Grasso

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

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

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

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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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Self-stabilizing cluster routing in Manet using link-cluster architecture, Chakradhar R Jagganagari

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Numerical solution of boundary value problems using a variational formulation, Virendra I Jaiswal

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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

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Technetium and rhenium in volcanic soils by Icpms, Clifton Lee Jones

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Inner experience in bulimia, Sharon Jones-Forrester

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Exploring the effects of online instructional models on the writing achievement of high school students with and without disabilities, Bradley Jon Kaffar

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A Gold-colored Background (English with Czech Accent), Mandy Alyse Kalish

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Corrosion and metallurgical behavior of alloy C-22 for high-temperature applications, Raghunandan A Karamcheti

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Identifying informal advisors among neuromuscular specialists, Jane Elizabeth Karwoski

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Computational modeling of proton exchange membrane electrolysis cell for hydrogen production, Shanthi P Katukota

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Dose comparison of multi-slice computed tomography scanners, James J Kelley

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Performance of plate fin compact heat exchangers, Ibrahim Mohamed Khalil

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Convention services manager's perception of the strategic outsourcing of convention services, Bo-Min Kim