Below are theses and dissertations completed by graduates of the University of Nevada Las Vegas Public Policy and Leadership (beginning in Summer 2016). This collection also includes theses and dissertations of graduates of the Environmental and Public Affairs Program (through Spring 2016).

For the entire collection of UNLV theses and dissertations, visit UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones

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Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Cross-sectional study of strength in sharing: Philanthropy in Girl Scouting, Juergen Barbusca

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The Impact of the Winter's Doctrine on water allocation to the Gila River Indian Community, Deana P. Benally

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Coastal resort development and impacts on shallow water aquifers in southern Baja California, Sur. Mexico, Bud J. Bennenman

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‘Sworn’ versus ‘civilian’ career development paths in the fire service in Nevada, Kelly Blackmon

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A Study of obstacles to use of methane gas produced in landfills for energy, Sharee Lynn Bowdidge

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Research protocol for the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus): Mirage Click Collection Study, Adrienne M. Cardwell

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An Economic analysis of the arsenic standard on Nevada, Jill S. Dale

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Better revenue forecasting: Is fiscal stress a stimulant? A look at Nevada local governments, Richard A. Derrick

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Human subjects protection in research: Are we doing enough?, Marsha L. Green

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An Empirical study of attitudes towards telecommuting among government finance professionals, Joseph J. Grippaldi

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The Policies of implementing traffic calming in the Las Vegas Valley, David A. Guerra

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Charter schools and accountability: An evalution of Nevada's charter school accountability legislation, Sonya Douglass Horsford

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Addressing helicopter noise impacts in Las Vegas, Nevada within the confines of the Airport Noise and Capacity Act, Jeffrey M. Jacquart

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The Impact of air quality on the selection of a home, Carol Lane

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Workforce diversity programs: A case study of the Las Vegas Valley Water District’s “3-year diversity implementation plan”, Wilisha C. Moore

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Mosquito population dynamics during the establishment phase of a constructed desert wetland, April Newman

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Lake Mead hospital conversion to complete delivery system, Roger W. Noorda

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Assessing citizen preferences: Supporting and funding a new animal shelter facility, Theresa A. Viau

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Workplace violence: A case study, Robert F. White

Theses/Dissertations from 2000

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The Rural hospital dilema: Will Nevada’s rural hospital system survive?, Nancy L. Anderson

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Special event recycling: The future of UNLV's recycling program, Katherine A. Baker

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Mapping the Boulder City wetlands using a global positioning system (GPS) and a geographic information system (GIS), Jennifer Lea Bishop

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Comparative analysis of three remediation technologies for the clean up of petroleum contaminated groundwater, Thomas Bouck

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Examination of the Bureau of Land Management's implementation of the Wild, Free-Roaming Horse and Burro Act at Red Rock National Conservation Area, Christine E. Brehm

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An Examination of gasoline pollutants from two-cycle Marine Engines within Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Brian Carter

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Impact of the American's with Disabilities Act on local government (a retrospective review of 10 years of action) specific to personnel administration, Mark A. Dascalos

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Deposition and uptake availability of lead shot for waterfowl at Honeybee Pond within the Overton Wildlife Management Area, Nevada, USA, Jason Eckberg

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Two different soil sampling techniques for assessing soil lead concentrations at the Overton Wildlife Management Area, Nevada, Kristen E. Falc

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An Examination of a Brownfield: The former North Las Vegas armory site, Rebecca L. Fowler

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Public finance of professional athletic facilities: Case studies in stadium and arena finance, Larry Harala

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An Analysis of the socio-economic impact of casino gambling in Mesquite, Nevada, and its implications for public policy, Janice K. Herfeld

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The Legislative history of gambling, 1861 - 1915, Ben Hetfeld

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An Analysis of the socio-economic impact of casino gaming in Mesquite, Nevada, and its implications for public policy, Janice K. Hetfeld

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A Study of the training methods used by the Vehicle Maintenance Department of the Clark County School District Transportation Division, Jon J. Howard

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Coalition Formation: Governmental practices to resolve social issues, DelShanna Jones

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Remote sensing and geographic information systems for decision analysis in public resource administration: Case study in a Southwestern watershed, William G. Kepner

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Financing public infrastructure: A case study on whether development impact fees & exactions or property taxes should be used to support the financing of new public infrastructure, John P. Korkosz

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Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) hatchlings success: The effects of artificial lights and other human impacts, Hui-Yu Tracy Liang

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Levels of synthetic musks in municipal wastewater for estimating biota exposure in receiving waters, Lantis Osemwengie

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Fat, dumb, and happy. The future of DOE/NV?, Michelle E. Slichko

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Implementing corporate universities in the public sector: Evaluating Clark County’s supervisor’s organizational skills program, Karen E. Stevens

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Gated communities as public entities, Dennis W. Stransky

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An Analysis of requirements for undergraduate international students to attend U.S. universities, Gregory M. Thevenin

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Will succession planning at the Department of Energy/Nevada succeed?, James H. Winget

Theses/Dissertations from 1999

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Golf courses in Southern Nevada will significantly impact the water management efforts by using recycled water rather than potable water to irrigate their turf, Sean D. Ainsworth

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Higher education cost leads to increased education debt, Nasreen Bakhtary

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Officer involved shooting: The emotional impact and the effective coping strategies, Patrick P. Charoen

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Reciprocal transplantation of the Desert Soil Crust: Can it be done?, Christina D. Cole

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What is Y2K and how did the University of Nevada system solve it?, Diane R. Dietrich

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The Southern Nevada strategic planning authority plan public outreach efforts in the city of Henderson, Brenda S. Fischer

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Rio natural gas, the alternative fuel of the future, Peter Garner

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A Comparison of the establishment of the organizational structure of a citizen review board at the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the city and county of Denver public safety review commission, Glenn Glover

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Do user fees violate nonmember rights?, Jerry Hartman

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A Comparative policy analysis on the effectiveness of implementing student uniforms in public school districts within the United State from 1993 through 1998, Desiree Hiestand

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Nevada's high technology crime task force, Dorinda A. Hollenbeck

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Nevada procurment laws for computer related items for public agencies, Rick Hunsaker

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A Comparison study of the San Francisco Community Board Whole Schools Conflict Resolution Project, Kimberli Huston

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Factors affecting participation in senior center programs, Betty J. Jefferson

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Systemic environmental analysis of the legal mechanisms for controlling air pollution in the Las Vegas Valley, Richard Little

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A Study of issues related to privatization of workers’ compensation in Nevada, Kathryn A. Mack

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Life beyond nuclear testing the Nevada Test Site, Fina Martinez-Myers

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A Case study of process servers in Clark County, Nevada in the District Attorney Criminal Division, Amy M. Meedel

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A Comparative assessment of the status, structure and process utilized by Nevada's family support and preservation consortia to achieve collaboration, Marlys A. Morton

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Probationary periods- promoting excellence or legel loophole?, Daryl R. Privott

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A Comparative analysis of Southern Nevada municipalities, and their active participation to implement historical preservation, Rhonda M. Reeves

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An Analysis of the impact of the internet as a marketing tool for economic development in municipal governments in the western region of the United States, Jacquelin Risner

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The United States federal law enforcement response to increased drug smuggling on the Southwest border, Even Rosenthal

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Public participation in Clark County, Nevada: An analysis of public participation in the land use planning process, Fred R. Turnier

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The Las Vegas Monorail, an innovative solution for public transportation problems within the resort corridor, Cam C. Walker

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Marketing the city of North Las Vegas: Marketing plan and image enhancement program, Janet Zimmerman