A culminating publication such as a thesis, dissertation, professional paper or capstone project often marks the end and apex of graduate work in the many graduate programs offered at UNLV. These publications are public testimony of student scholarship and the vehicle used to make a contribution to a specific body of knowledge.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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A Case Study: Number Apps In Preschool, Amy Beth Adkins

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Effect of Exercise and Hypoxia on Plasma Telomerase, Charli D. Aguilar

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Shakespeare's Hamlet as a Pilgrimage of the Soul, Joyce Ahn

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Utilizing Teacher Response to Help Students Meet and Transfer First-Year Composition Course Objectives, Clyde Aidoo

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Discovering the Self That Teaches: Multimedia Reflective Journaling and the Education Stories of Beginning Preservice Teachers, Meredith Paula Allard

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Examining the Influence of Executive Resources and Mathematical Abilities on Framing Biases, Gabriel Allred

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Static and Dynamic Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment of Potable Reuse Paradigms, Erfaneh Amoueyan

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& One Night the World Will Have Changed, Hanna Andrews

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The Effect of Instructors Training on Technology Adoption, Course Design, and Student Experiences: A Multiple Case Study of Training Based on TPACK or Quality Matters, Yvette Aqui

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Before and After Her Body, Shannon Austin

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Personality Patterns of Students Who Make a Threat of Targeted School Violence, Tawnya Michelle Ayim

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N-Nitrosodimethylamine Formation and Mitigation in Potable Reuse Treatment Trains Employing Ozone nd Biofiltration, Fernanda Bacaro

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The Influence of Opponent Strategy and Psychopathic Traits on Point Gains and Cooperation in the Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma, Mary Baggio

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Efficient and Practical Composition of Lock-Free Data Structures, Neha Bajracharya

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Holocene Climate Evolution of Continental Western Eurasia Constrained By Stable-Isotope and Cation Geochemistry of U-Th-Dated Speleothems and Meteogenic Travertine, Jonathan Lloyd Baker

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An Examination of Perceived Leadership Behaviors and Employee Engagement in the US Federal Government: An Exploratory Study, Jason Barker

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Biomechanical Analysis of Jumping: The Influence of External Load and Countermovement Depth on Deceleration Strategies and Performance, Leland Adam Barker

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Implementing Dietary and Physical Activity Guidelines in a College Health Center, Terry Lynn Bartmus

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Contesting and Constructing Gender, Sexuality, and Identity in Women's Roller Derby, Suzanne Becker

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A Phenomenological Study on the Professional Development of African American Male Administrators at Predominately White Post-~Secondary Institutions, Arnold Shmorn Bell

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Separation of Neighboring Trivalent Lanthanides for Neutron Capture Cross Section Measurements, Balazs Jozsef Bene

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Examining Environmental Hazards in Rental Homes and Habitability Laws in Clark County, Nevada, Jorge Luis Bertran

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Bi-Directional Testing for Change Point Detection in Poisson Processes, Moinak Bhaduri

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The Combined Effect of Photovoltaic and Electric Vehicle Penetration on Conservation Voltage Reduction in Distribution System, Narayan Bhusal

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Factors that Impact Direct Democracy and Voter Turnout: Evidence from a National Study on American Counties, Michael Joseph Biesiada

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The Impact of Waters of Low Quality on Soiling Removal from Photovoltaic Panels, Alisson Luiz Boeing

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The Roles of Biophilic Attitudes and Auditory Stimuli within Attention Restoration Theory, Jason B. Boggs

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Bayesian Model Comparisons in Planetary Science, John Henry Boisvert

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Intersections Between Gender, Race, and Justice-Involvement: A Mixed Methods Analysis of Women's Experiences in the Oregon Criminal Justice System, Breanna Lynne Boppre

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Development of Chemical Separation Methods Using Transition Metals for Nuclear Forensic and Medicinal Applications, Lucas Peter Boron-Brenner

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Globalization and Cultural Flows: A Three-Article Dissertation Exploring Implications for Education and Culture in India, Dwight Edward Boucher

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The Effect of Choice on Throwing Speed in Baseball Players, Brooke Andrea Boyd

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Application of Machine Learning in Cancer Research, Mandana Bozorgi

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Conversational Movement Dynamics and Nonverbal Indicators of Second Language Development: A Microgenetic Approach, Kristine Marie Bragg

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Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Evaluation for Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, Chris Buchanan, David Corral, and Gavin Whipple

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A Land to Call Their Own, Timothy James Buchanan

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Water-Energy Nexus Approaches for Solar Development and Water Treatment in the Southwestern United States, Syeda Saria Bukhary

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“Need We Mention Our Fashions? “The Educational, Entertaining, and Nostalgic Uses of Godey’s Lady’s Book Fashion Plates, 1830 To 1940, Maggie Bukowski

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A Dramatistic Analysis of Nevada's Controversy over Solar Net Metering Incentive Policies, Robert S. Burgy

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Using Pictorial Action Instructions to Train Low-Literacy Adults to Construct a Basic Humanitarian Engineering Project, Kathleen Paco Cadman

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Developing and Measuring Faculty Motivation to Teach in Higher Education, Celeste M. Calkins

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Is It Still Impossible to Be Black and American?, Darrian Carroll

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Mixing the Business of Pleasure: How Mixing Shaped the Labor and Narratives of Female Entertainers in Mid-Twentieth Century America, Evan Maryl Casey

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An Evaluation of Food Insecurity Rates and Its Correlates in a Filipino American Population Sample Residing In Clark County, Nevada, Prescott M. Cheong

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Advancing Community Detection Using Keyword Attribute Search, Sanket Chobe

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Meshless Methods for Numerically Solving Boundary Value Problems of Elliptic Type Partial Differential Equations, Minhwa Choi

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Managing Data-Driven Change: A Model of Unintended Deviation, Sang-Mun Ray Cho

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Combinatorial Ant Optimization and the Flowshop Problem, Tasmin Chowdhury

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Latino Youth Leadership Conference: Evaluation of Program Success, Participant College Attendance and Completion, Christian Clapp, Gil Revolorio, Juman Sharif, and Marjorie Stewart

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Police Interventions, Public Perceptions, and The RDFC Interaction Model, Stacey L. Clouse

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Literature in the World: A Critical Discourse Study of World Literature Pedagogy, Elisa Cogbill-Seiders

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The Effects of a Retrieval Practice Intervention on Undergraduates’ Monitoring and Control Processes Using Performance Feedback in a College Classroom, Meganclaire Cogliano

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Petrology and Geochemistry of the Enriched Poikilitic Shergottite Northwest Africa 10169: Insight into the Martian Interior, Logan Matthew Combs

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A Comparison of the Product Topology on Two Trees with the Tree Topology on the Concatenation of Two Trees, Katlyn Kathleen Cox

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Algorithms for Tower Placement on Terrain, Binay Dahal

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Force Multiplier Calculations for X-ray Binaries and Active Galactic Nuclei, Randall Cody Dannen

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The Synthesis of Balkan Folk Tunes in the Music of Vlastimir Nikolovski and Alexander Vladigerov, Dejan Daskalov

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Mitigating Accumulation of Aeolian Dust Particles on Solar Power Generator Panels without Water, Sanjana Das

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Determination of Anthropogenic Radionuclides in Ocean Water Using Extraction Chromatography, Jaimie Daum

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Employee Perceptions of Organizational Corporate Responsibility and Their Effect on Employee Organizational Commitment, Lisa R. Davis

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Virginia Woolf and the Flâneuse: A Geocritical Approach to Mrs. Dalloway and the Voyage Out, Kayla Dean

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Hexavalent Chromium Removal from Residual Ion-Exchange Brine Using Ferrous Sulfate, Ana Luiza De Araujo Silva

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Associations between Opioid-Related Hospitalizations and Intravenous Drug Users, Jacklynn De Leon

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Elliptic Cryptosystem, Elizabeth Dettrey

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Effects of a Multimedia Shared Story on Comprehension of an Employee Handbook, Stephanie M. Devine

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Investigating Land Use by the Inhabitants of Western Cyprus During the Early Neolithic, Katelyn Dibenedetto

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UAS-based Object Tracking via Deep Learning, Marc Dinh

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Hotspot Homes: An Analysis of the Situational/Contextual Factors, Windows of Opportunity, and Attempted Burglaries on Repeatedly Burglarized Residential Homes, Joshua W. Donnelly

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Evaluating the Feasibility and Sustainability of Direct Potable Reuse in Las Vegas, NV, Cory Dow

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Life in Roman Canterbury: A Bioarchaeological Investigation of Health Status in a Late Romano-British Cemetery (AD 300-400), Elizabeth Duffy

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MOB-NDR Kinase Signaling Components are Required for Epithelial Tube Formation in the Drosophila Follicular Epithelium, Juan Carlos Duhart

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Family Promise Final Evaluation, Muriel Duval, Heather Ashley-Henderson, and Patrick Becker

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Motor Impairments in Children with Autism: Insight into the Complexity of the Disorder, Jeffrey Douglas Eggleston

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Structural Evolution and Regional Implications of the Arrowhead Mine Fault within the Pahranagat Shear Zone, Nevada, USA, Michael Dennis Evans

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Exploring the Effectiveness of Model-Based Instruction to Improve Sixth-Grade Students’ Science Content Knowledge, Scot D. Ewen

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Reverse Engineering an Expository Paragraph for Students with Mild to Moderate Disabilities and English Learners, Kathy Ewoldt

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Program Evaluation for Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, Josephine Fenton

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Numerical Analysis of an Electrical Transformer with Fins and Horizontal Pins, Sean Ferneyhough

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Media Portrayals of Autism Spectrum Disorder: A CARS2 and Frame Analysis of the Sesame Street Character Julia, Sallyann Ficarrotta

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Mechanisms for the Incorporation and Distribution of Radionuclides in Near-Surface Fallout, Marc Alan Fitzgerald

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Designing National Indoor Radon Surveys According to IAEA Guidance, Charles Fitzpatrick

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Money Matters: Exploring the Financial Resources for Sports Medicine Programs in Public and Private Secondary Schools--A Qualitative Study, Natalie Mercedes Aviles Flores

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Identifying Youth at Risk for Problematic Absenteeism Using Nonparametric Modeling: The Impact of Youth Psychopathology and Family Environment Risk Factors, Mirae Fornander

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Mate Preferences among Single Mothers, Carol Yvette Franco

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A Distributed Real-Time Short-Term Solar Irradiation Forecasting Network for Photovoltaic Systems, Michael Adelbert Gacusan

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Comparison of Cervical Angle during Different Equipment Removal Techniques Used In Ice Hockey for Suspected Cervical Injuries, Kendell Sarah Galor

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Confirmatory Factor Analysis of Oppositional Defiant Disorder within Clinically Referred Youth, Breanna Garcia

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Having or Serving: Perceptions of HSIs, Rebecca Gates

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A Framework to Capture Dynamic Traffic Trends from Historical Sensor Data, Carlos Gaviria

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Testing An Improved Method for Estimating the Unsaturated Hydraulic Conductivity of Moderately Dry Soils, Sara Gedo

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Design, Layout, and Testing of Sige APDs Fabricated in a Bicmos Process, Dane Laurence Gentry

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Learning Communities and Early Student Success, Beth Gersten

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Implementing Evidenced-Based Tools and Obesity Bias Training when Counseling Overweight and Obese Truck Drivers, Sheryl M. Giordano

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Malingering Undetected Successfully: Does Extrinsic Motivation and Coaching Have a Significant Impact?, Jennifer Golanics

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Optimization of Useful Hard X-ray Photochemistry, David Lewis Goldberger

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Influencing Hawai‘i Hotel Patrons to Use Reef-Safe Sunscreens, Rochelle Good

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114 Years in Oblivion: The History and Development of International Flute Festivals in Central America, Dafne Zenice Guevara

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Examining the Training Transfer Practice of a Financial Institution: An Action Research Study, Maria Lourdes Lourdes Gutierrez

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To Remain Near the "Water Ditch," Paiute Sovereignty and United States Settler Colonialism, Owens Valley, California, 1870-1937, Lee Murray Hanover

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Spiritual Roots and Classical Fruits: A Stylistic Analysis and Performance Guide of Selected Spirituals and Art Songs by Jacqueline Hairston, Phillip Lewis Newell Harris