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

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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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Before and After Her Body, Shannon Austin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Elliptic Cryptosystem, Elizabeth Dettrey

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

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

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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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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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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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Mate Preferences among Single Mothers, Carol Yvette Franco

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

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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

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Detector Arrays for Nuclear Security and Safeguards Applications, Jessica Hartman

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Postpartum Maternal Mood among Hadza Foragers, Kristen Herlosky

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Affinity Points in Variable Frequency Drive – Motor Systems, Christophe Hicks

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Clinical Instructors' Cultivation of Pre-Licensure Nursing Students' Pharmacology KSAs, Rieneke Holman

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"The Only People Who Can Get AIDS-Are People": The AIDS Crisis in Mainstream Crisis, 1981-1995, Franklin Howard

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Examination of Mental Health and Family Relationship in Collegiate Athletes, Julia Hussey

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Waiting For Nothing, Jiwoong Hyun

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Change Deafness: A Comprehensive Examinations, Vanessa Claire Irsik

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Leonardo Balada and Surrealism in Music, Ivan Ivanov

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Movement Efficiency Through Autonomy Support, Takehiro Iwatsuki

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Preliminary Investigation of Tensile Strength and Impact Characterization Of Cementitious Composite Incorporating Carbon Nanotubes, Robabeh Jazaei

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You're Out! Explaining Non-Criminal Diplomatic Expulsion, Anthony Jordan

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Concurrency in Blockchain Based Smartpool with Transactional Memory, Laxmi Kadariya

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Modeling Impaired Hippocampal Neurogenesis after Radiation Exposure, Kapukotuwa Walawwe Sidath Chathuranga Kapukotuwa

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Morphological and Energy Transport Optimization of Spectrally-Selective Solar Absorber Coatings at Mesoscale, Dale Karas

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Investigating the Role of Liminality in the Cultural Transition of the Late Eighth Millennium BC on Cyprus, Levi Keach

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Effect of BMP Treatment on Periostin Gene Expression in Pre-Osteoblastic MC3T3-E1 Mouse Cells, Vincent Lee Khang

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Reimagining High School Writing: A Multi-Case Examination of the Impact of External Pressures on High School Writing Contexts, Nicole Elizabeth Klimow

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Power and Authority of Royal Queen Mothers: Juxtaposing the French Queen Regent and the Ottoman Validé Sultan During the Early Modern Period, Reneé N. Langlois

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School Bullying: Exploring Juvenile Victimization Trends with the NCVS School Crime Supplement (NCVS-SCS), Matthew Morris Le Claire

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Breaking the Language Barrier: Equitable Assessment in General Chemistry, Eshani Lee

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Design Optimization and Control of a Fully Actuated Hexrotor UAV for Use in Aerial Manipulation Applications, Jameson Yau Sung Lee

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Deep Data Locality on Apache Hadoop, Sungchul Lee

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Fundamental Tradeoffs in Estimation of Finite-State Hidden Markov Models, Justin Le

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Fathers’ Caregiving in Fragile Families: Variation by Family Contexts, Gender Ideology, Race and Ethnicity, Rachel Teressa Macfarlane

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Outer Space in a Western Place: How Environmental Perceptions of the American West Shaped the Space Race, William Marino

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Changes in IGF-1 Levels Post Deer Antler Velvet Supplementation, Nicole Alexandra Marmillo

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Working with Constraints: The Merit of Prudence, Matthew Martinez

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Institutional Dissonance and Reserved Cooperation: Theory and Evidence from International Environmental Agreements, Erika Komura Masaki

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Rapid Methods for Actinide and Strontium-89,90 Determination in Urban Matrices, Sherrod Maxwell

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Implementing High-Fidelity Simulation to Meet Undergraduate Clinical Requirements, Tammy Lynn Mccoy

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Design Guidelines and Strategies for Thermal Solar Management of Fenestration in the Desert Climate, David Mccredo

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Larval-Ant Interactions in the Mojave Desert: Communication Brings Us Together, Alicia Mellor

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“Everyone Wants That Ring, and I Have It”: A Content Analysis of Identity Expressions from Female Castmembers on the Reality Television Series Wags (Wives and Girlfriends of Sports Stars), Kaitlyn Millican

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Concept Interview Assignment to Foster Intentional Learning in Nursing Students, Sarah Mollman

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Why Such Constriction of the Moral Sphere? The Importance of Social Coordination in Croatia’s Ethnic Conflict, Michael Arthur Moncrieff

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Digging Biomechanics in Geomyoid Rodents, Alexis Moore Crisp

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Linear and Nonlinear Adaptive Attitude Control of Asteroid-Orbiting Spacecraft Using State Feedback and Output Feedback, Nicholas Moya

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Interleukin-1 Beta (IL-1β) Gene Polymorphisms in Pre-Treatment Orthodontic Patients Exhibiting Short Root Anomaly (SRA), Satyaprasad Nayak

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3-D Upper Airway Comparison between Class I and Class II Adults with Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, Nga Nguyen

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Memories of Three Rivers, Olufunke Ogundimu