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 2017

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Non-blocking Priority Queue based on Skiplists with Relaxed Semantics, Ashok Adhikari

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Upper Extremity Muscle Activity During Simulated Dryland Swimming While Wearing Wetsuit, Ciro J. Agnelli

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Are Universities Providing Non-STEM Students the Mathematics Preparation Required by Their Programs?: A Case Study of a Quantitative Literacy Pathway and Vertical Alignment from Remediation to Degree Completion, Charles Merritt Allen

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Stride Leg Ground Reaction Forces Pre- and Post-Fatigue in Collegiate Baseball Pitchers, Courtney Alley

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The Bioarchaeology of Inequality during the Middle Bronze Age in Central Anatolia, Cheryl Anderson

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The Impact of Visual Impairments on Mobility Performance in Community-Dwelling Older Adults, Lauren Andrew, Talia Davis, and Christian Johnson

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True-self and the uses and gratifications of Instagram among college-aged females, Jocelyn Apodaca

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Impacts of Ozone Dose and Empty Bed Contact Time on Bulk Organic Removal and Disinfection Byproduct Mitigation in Ozone-Biofiltration Systems, Mayara Aquino

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Going Old School: Using Eighteenth Century Pedagogy Models to Foster Musical Skills and Creativity in Today's Students, Monique Arar

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Specification of Mixed Logit Models Using an Optimization Approach, Cristian David Arteaga Sanchez

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The Effects of Fatigue on Balance in Individuals with Parkinson's Disease: Influence of Medication and Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Genotype, Michael Baer, Bradley Klemetson, and Diana Scott

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Analysis of Human Movement Patterns during Endurance Running, Joshua Paul Bailey

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Instrumentation and Measurement of Thermoelectric and Structural Properties of Binary Chalcogenides and Half-Heusler Alloys at Extreme Conditions Using a Paris-Edinburgh Press, Jason Lee Baker

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High School Gardens Program across the Nation: Current Practices, Perceived Benefits, Barriers, and Resources, Noehealani Cierra Bareng- Antolin

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Reality and Nature in Robinson Jeffers, Joshua D. Bartee

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Phosphate Release: The Effect of Prebiotic Organic Compounds on Dissolution of Merrillite, Whitlockite, Chlorapatite, and Fluorapatite, Courtney Lea Bartlett

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Parent and Teacher Perspectives of the Social Competence of Dual Language Learners, Christine Baxter

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Developing a Navajo Educational Media Guide: A Community Perspective, Shawna Lynn Begay

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EM Wave Interaction with a Bounded Plasma Column Supporting an Electron Beam, Asmelash Teshome Beshah

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Table of the Sun, Christine Bettis

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Preschool Teacher Knowledge and Skills: Phonemic Awareness and Instruction, Cecilia Anne Billow

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An Evaluation of GABAB Receptors on Modulating Neuroinflammation in a Non-Transgenic Animal Model of Alzheimer's Disease, Monica Bolton

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Predictors of Physical Therapy Non-Treatment Among Patients Scheduled for Treatment Two Times a Day in the Acute Hospital, Sara Bookout and Kyle Ozaki

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Examining the Extent and Impact of Surveillance on Animal Rights Activists, Cassandra Boyer

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Price Prediction: Determining Changes in Stock Pricing through Sentiment Analysis of Online Consumer Reviews, Daryl F. Boykin

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The Influence of CrossFit Training on Running Mechanics, Sophia D. Bradley

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Re-evaluation of Acceptance Testing Criteria for Structural Masonry Using the Prism Test Method, James Bristow

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Tres Danzas Cubanas by Alejandro García Caturla: A Transcription for Wind Orchestra with Accompanying Biographical Sketch and Transcription Method, Darrell Brown

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Are Vending Machine Selections Healthier? Trends in Dietary Quality of Vending Machine Food and Beverage Selections among NHANES Participants Age 6-19 Years between 2003-2012, Aurora Maria Buffington

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Finding the Shakespeare in Ambroise Thomas' Hamlet: A Comparison of Plot and Character in the Seventeenth-century English Play and the Nineteenth-century French Opera, Bonita Elissa Bunt

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Numerical Methods for Option Pricing under the Two-Factor Models, Jiacheng Cai

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Nonmonotonicity in Absolute and Relative Preferences for Real and Imagined Rewards, Nicholas Carfagno

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Jornaleros Engaged in a Multidimensional Struggle: A Critical Ethnography with Day Laborers in Las Vegas, Jorge Adrian Castrejon

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Object Language/On Defining Sculpture, Thaddeus Barak Moore Celia-Zoellner

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Gene Expression Profiling in the Larval Fat Body of Desiccation Selected Drosophila melanogaster, Adriana Michelle Charles

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Examining the Decoy and the Phantom Decoy Effects on the Menu Item Choice, Yang-Su Chen

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Volatile Technetium Oxides: Implications for Nuclear Waste Vitrification, Bradley Covington Childs

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Survey and Analysis of Android Authentication Using App Locker, Akshitha Reddy Chintalaphani

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Volunteer Management in Faith-Based Organizations, Cheryl Regina Coleman

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Gait and Balance in Alzheimer's Disease: A Retrospective Analysis Across Varying Levels of Cognitive Impairment, Diana Contreras, Jessica Heim, and Jun Nelson

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More Bang for your Buck: Bolstering Learning Via Refutation Text with Refutation-based Elaborated Feedback, Jacqueline R. Cordova

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Disposition and Success of Patients Following Discharge in the Acute Setting, Ciera Cortney, Kathryn Lutjens, and Kristopher Raines

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Preventing Deaths by Writing: In Search of a Prescriptive Software Solution for Curing Student Writing Ills in Postsecondary Nursing Education, Donald Allen Deever

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A Study of Strengthening Secondary Mathematics Teachers’ Knowledge of Statistics and Probability via Professional Development, Lina Devaul

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Temperament and Behavior Factors in a Community Sample of Youth with Selective Mutism, Rachele Alexandra Diliberto

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Fine-Wire Intramuscular Insertion to the Lumbar Paraspinal Muscles does not Affect Muscle Activation and Performance During High Exertion Spinal Extension Muscle Contractions, James DiMascio, Rebeka Hicks, Matthew Kimber, and Kelsey Synder

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Determining the Effects of Social Media Monitoring to Identify Potential Foodborne Illness in Southern Nevada, Lauren Diprete

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The Reliability of the Thoracic Percussion Test, Casey Donaldson, Rey Veloz, and Kaylee Waters

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Remote sensing of the environmental impacts of utility-scale solar energy plants, Mohammad Masih Edalat

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Radio Spring, Kristian Louis Warren Einstman

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Cacophony, Noha Elbadry

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Learning to Adapt, Kelly Elcock

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The Impact of Supportive Parenting on Career Confidence of Young Adults, Salma Ettefagh

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Finding Top-k Dominance on Incomplete Big Data Using Map-Reduce Framework, Payam Ezatpoor

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A Program Evaluation of The State of Nevada's Certified Public Manager Program, Carolyn Faircloth, Pat La Putt, Diana Ritter, and Shawntay Tyler

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Etudes for the Bassoon: An Annotated Bibliography and Pedagogical Guide, Eric Joaquin Fassbender

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PostPartum Depression Educational Intervention, Leslie Feth (kalyn)

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Everything Is Real, Brett Finlayson

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Understanding College Preparedness of First-Semester College Students, Kimberly Marie Florence

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Cyclist Detection, Tracking, and Trajectory Analysis in Urban Traffic Video Data, Farideh Foroozandeh Shahraki

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Program Evaluation for the Nevada School of the Arts, Cherie Garrity, Lisa Levine, Angela Phillips, and Izack Tenorio

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Teachers’ Perceptions of Motivational Support in Middle School Classrooms: A Multiple Case Study, Cherie Marlene Gibson

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Aging and Fermentation as Adaptive Food Management Strategies in the Arctic, Celeste Giordano

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John Philip Sousa and the Wagner Overture: A New Transcription of the Overture to Der fliegende Holländer for Wind Orchestra, Stephen H. Goldeck

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Scalability Analysis of Blockchains Through Blockchain Simulation, Sneha Goswami

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Can Simple Postural Instructions Modify Running Forms in Recreational Runners, Casey Gray, Matthew Poggemiller, and Ian Tracy

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Factors Influencing Induction of Desiccation Tolerance in Bryophytes: Redefining Fundamental Aspects of the Organism’s Relationship with the Environment in Xeric Habitats, Joshua Lee Greenwood

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Applications of Elpasolites as a Multimode Radiation Sensor, Amber Lynn Guckes

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Degree Constrained Triangulation of Annular Regions and Point Sites, Bhaikaji Gurung

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The Implementation Gap Between Evidence-Based Guidelines and Primary Care Providers' Provision of Care for Adult Obese Individuals, Linda Ailene Hagemann

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Consumer Attitudes and Purchase Intentions of Cruises in China, Wenjia Han

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Optimization of Prosthetic Hands: Utilizing Modularity to Improve Grip Force, Grasp, and Versatility, Jordan William Harris

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Biomechanical Adjustments during Landing in Response to Task Perturbations, John Robert Harry

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The Engaged Eurosceptic: Explaining Eurosceptic Success and Failures in European Parliamentary Elections, Nathan William Henceroth

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Belt of Pearls, Danielle Lee Henry

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Living on the Edge: Assessing the Effects of Catastrophic Fire on Plants Utilized by Two Endemic Subspecies of Spring Mountains Butterflies, Charles Ryan Herrmann

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Late Cretaceous Extensional Collapse of the Southern Cordillera: Evidence from the Bristol and Granite Mountains, SE California, Lee Hess

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Instructional Math Technology in Secondary Special Education: Teacher-Reported Practices and Perceptions, Joice M. Higa

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Fast Neutron Detection in Nuclear Material Photofission Assay Using a 15 MeV Linear Electron Accelerator, Matthew Steven Hodges

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Investigation of Determinacy for Games of Variable Length, Emi Ikeda

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Effectiveness of ST Math in College Remedial Mathematics Students of Learning Fraction Concepts, Taro Ito

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Examining the Affordances of Dual Cognitive Processing to Explain the Development of High School Students’ Nature of Science Views, Luke Jackson

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Evaluation of the Properties of Rubberized Asphalt Binders and Mixtures, Kazem Jadidirendi

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Concussion Prevention Strategies: A Survey of Division I and Division II Female Soccer Teams, Kori Kendall Jeffries

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Behavioral Paleoecology of Lower Cambrian Deposit Foragers: Reinterpreting Looping and Meandering Traces using Optimal Foraging Theory and Quantitative Analysis, Zachary Andrew Jensen

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Automated Quantification of White Blood Cells in Light Microscopic Images of Injured Skeletal Muscle, Yang Jiao

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Thermal and Developmental Ecology of Pupfish, Cyprinodon, Alexander Jones

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Same-Sex Focus in the Visual Attention of Heterosexual Women: An Investigation of Potential Explanations, Sarah C. Jones

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Influence of Sustainability Reward Program on Meeting Planners’ Site Selection Decision and Perceived Value-for-Money, Shinyong (shawn) Jung

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Societal Opinon of Government and Private Agencies’ Surveillance Capabilities Post 9-11, Stephanie E. Kaplan

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Pressure Injury Assesment Comparison: Bedside Nurse vs. Experts, Ali'itasi Kelemete, Brandi Hillock, and Casey Snell

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Art and The Ordinary: Literary and Visual Constructs of the Mundane, Jenessa Kenway

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[Community Oriented Policing (COP) Evaluation], Kaci Kerfeld, Taylor Glaser, and James Koloskie

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Eye Repair in Xenopus Laevis, Cindy Xuan-Mai Kha

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Generalized Clusterwise Regression for Simultaneous Estimation of Optimal Pavement Clusters and Performance Models, Mukesh Khadka

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Reconsolidating: The Effect of Spatial Context and Expectations, Chris R. Kiley

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Impact of Ingredient Branding on the Hotel Brand: Spillover Effect of Branded Amenities, Eun Joo Kim

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The Nature and Extent of Instructors’ Use of Learning Analytics in Higher Education to Inform Teaching and Learning, Janet L. King

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Analysis of the Temporal Response of Coupled Asymmetrical Zero-Power Subcritical Bare Metal Reactor Systems, Kimberly Lynn Klain

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Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Unfinished Business in Bereavement Scale, Kara Klingspon