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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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Researcher-Participant Privilege: Confidentiality and Qualitative Criminology, Eric Michael

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Improving Self-Efficacy and Knowledge While Reducing Anxiety in High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients through Standardized Education, Shelley Miles

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What Connects Us: A User Experience Frame Analysis Comparison of Secular and Religious Online Dating Sites, Alexa L. Miller

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Utilizing Emotional Intelligence to Cultivate Occupational Therapy Students' Leadership Skills, Talina Minasian

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Viability of Energy and Fuel Sources for Interstellar Travel; Design and Feasibility of the Construction of Manned Interstellar Space Shuttles, Lukas Mittelman

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Embracing Diversity: The Campus Life Challenges, Needs, and Experiences of Muslim Female Students on U.S. Campuses: A Case Study of Iranian Graduate Students, Maryam Mohieddin Rad

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Ultrasonography-First Imaging Algorithm for Acute Appendicitis Diagnosis, Steven Lamar Moore

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Effects of a Remote Exercise Intervention on Aerobic Endurance in Individuals with Down Syndrome, Andrew Murata, Elena Wolf, Jonathan Crimm, and Benjamin Lee

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Increasing Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Intent and Knowledge Through an Educational Intervention, Angelica E. Musumeci

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Neo Development Of The Workplace Environment In Response To Evolutionary Social Changes, Dafne Odette

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The Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on Motor Learning in Complex Motor Tasks, Milan Pantovic

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Evaluation of an Advance Care Planning Workshop to Improve the Self-Efficacy of Health Care Providers, Joy Patrick

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Differential Expression of Cellular and Exosomal MicroRNA Isolated from Oral Cancer Cells and Their Resistance to Chemotherapy, Brady Petersen

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Student-Athletes’ Career Adaptability, Academic Motivation and Athletic Motivation, Alexandria N. Petrolia

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Identifying Gaps in Social Determinants of Health Among Patients 65 Years and Older with Congestive Heart Failure: A Secondary Data Analysis, Sandra Pierre-Louis

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Development of UAV-Based Rail Track Geometry Irregularity Monitoring and Measuring Platform Empowered by Artificial Intelligence, Lihao Qiu

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Trauma on Top of Trauma: How Child Welfare Failures Affect Trafficked Children, Christie J.w. Ra

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Jazz Sampling Hip Hop: A View of the Expanded Rhythm Section and the Musical Interactions Between Musicians and Machines, Molly Kaylynn Redfield

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Institutional Framings of Domestic Violence by Victim Service Providers: A Qualitative Assessment of Agency Discourse and Knowledge Transmission Using Service Provider Literature and Interviews with Staff, Shon M. Reed

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In the Image of… Towards a Trans Talmud, Laurence Myers Reese

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An Educational Intervention in the Emergency Department for Adults Experiencing Vaso-Occlusive Crisis, Chericka S. Reese-Martin

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Chimaera: A Collection, Robert Ren

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Regional Health Benefits of the Nevada Renewable Energy Initiative, Alireza Rezaee

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Characterization of Physical and Dosimetric Aspects of SRS HyperArc Treatment Technique, Emma S. Rickels

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A Performance Guide for Four Songs by Francisco Mignone, Amanda Mara Rizzotto Vidal Pessoa

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Locating a Marketplace at the Ancient Maya City of Lakamha’, Mexico Using the Configurational Approach, Jonathan Roldan

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Evidence-Based Intervention to Improve Health Literacy among Older Adults with Newly Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation, Johana Rowe

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Predicting and Mitigating Reactance Impact on Attitude and Behavioral Intention, Matthew Ryan

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Physical Therapy Alumni Rural Employment Assessment, Karen Aleyda Santos and Nikkita Jacob Crozier

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An Integrative Variable and Person-Centered Approach to Representing Teachers' Self-Efficacy: A Cross-Cultural Perspective, Ana Paula Santos Loures Elias

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Exploring the Role of Video Self-Reflection in the Preparation of Special Education Teachers for Classroom Discourse, Suheyla Sarisahin

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New Mathematical Models for Acoustic Insertion Loss of Fiberglass Lining in HVAC Duct, Michael Anthony Schwob

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Consumers of Sex, Romance and the Spectacle: An Ethnographic Study of Female Tourists in Bangkok’s Adult Entertainment Zones, Jason H. Scott

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The World of the Living, Bronwyn Scott-Mccharen

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Teachers’ Perspectives of African American Student Misbehavior in the General Education Classroom: A Mixed Methods Study, Ebony E. Sherman

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Diagnostic Ultrasound as a Reliable Tool to Measure Multifidus Thickness, Katherine Shigemoto, Valeria Garcia Arteaga, Jessie Peterson, and Nathan Gentry

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Math Identity Experience of College Students in Developmental Courses: The Effects of Chronological Multicultural Mathematics, Jonah Shulman

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Attentional Focus and the Development of Skilled Performance, Harjiv Singh

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The Unexpected President: An Instrumental Case Study on Women University Presidents, Jessica Soria

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An Empirical Investigation into the Impact of Automated Grading, Alex James St. Aubin

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The Association between Neighborhood Social Media Use and Social Cohesion, Sense of Community and Perceived Safety among Adults in Clark County, Nevada, Emily Strickler

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Parental Education on Human Papillomavirus Vaccination, Marguarette J. Suprien

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The Road Ahead: An Occupational Therapy Manual to Infant Development for Parents in the NICU, Nicole Suzuki-Uyeno

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What Happens in Vegas: The Influence of Las Vegas on High-Risk Attitudes and Behaviors, Marissa Tiemann

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Efficient Networks-On-Chip Communication Support Solutions for Deep Neural Network Acceleration, Binayak Tiwari

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Food Insecurity and Dietary Intake in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes in Southern Nevada, Elizabeth Torres

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Development of Online Modules to Introduce Prospective Students to the Profession of Occupational Therapy, Hosia Towery

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Describing Bacterial Mutagenic Hotspots and Signatures Along with the Factors that Drive Them, Carmen Vallin

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Global Transcriptional Profile of the Tubby Mouse Retina, Richard Van

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Predicting the Progression of Diabetes Mellitus Using Dynamic Plantar Pressure Parameters, Mathew Sunil Varre

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The Role of Peer Relationships in Developing, Promoting, and Maintaining Teachers’ Social and Emotional Competence in the Charter School Setting, Ted Jason Weisman

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Promoting Paradise: The Recruitment of Volga German Immigrants to the American Midwest, 1870-1900, Kassidy N. Whetstone

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Communicating Pain Unseen: Addressing Health Outcomes in Sexual Activity for Women with Endometriosis, Madison Wiese

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The Effects of Protonated Nicotine on Stem Cells from Human Exfoliated Deciduous Teeth (Shed), Mark Wittchow

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Comparative Effects of High-Intensity Interval Warm-Up Exercise and Bronchodilator on Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction in Children with Mild Asthma, Michael Wong

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Tracing the Shadows of Gothic Bach: An Overview of J.S. Bach’s Keyboard Music in American Horror Films, Siyu Yang

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Measuring Residents’ Pro-Tourism Citizenship Behavior: Scale Development and Validation, Huiying Zhang

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Development of a Model for Affordable Senior Living Community, Nyx Wenlin Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Acute Care Nurse Practitioners’ Role in the ICU: A Retrospective Analysis of Central Line Access Delays for Patients in Septic Shock, Violeta Aguirre

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Investigating Acculturation, Health-Promoting Lifestyle, and Health Status among Nigerian Immigrants in the United States, Frank Uche Akpati

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Axon Initial Segment Morphology Across Typical Cortical Development and in Mouse Models of Neurodevelopmental Disorders with a High Incidence of Epilepsy, Rachel Ali Rodriguez

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The Castles We Built, Therin Aloïs Alrik

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Implementation of a Protocol in the Freestanding Emergency Department to Screen For and Identify Possible Victims of Human Trafficking, Joe Alvarado

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Description, Reliability and Validation of a Novel Ground-Reaction-Force-Triggered Protocol for Simulation of Tripping Perturbations During Gait, James Anderson, Samuel Hadley, Denise Ng, and Catrina Fabian

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Standardized Test and the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Phenomenological Multi-Site Case Study of Singapore and Southern Nevada within a Culturally Responsive Evaluation Framework, Rosnidar B. Arshad

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Plasma Aerodynamics: Experimental Quantification of the Lift Force Generated on an Airfoil Using Plasma Actuation to Estimate Power Requirements in Small UAV Applications, Getachew Ashenafi

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Effects of an Online Learning Module for Pediatricians Regarding Early Intervention Services, Nicole L. Atwell

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The Influence of Sports-Related Concussion on Lower Extremity Injury Risk in Adolescent and Collegiate Athletes, Jason M. Avedesian

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Biotransformation of Trace Organic Compounds via Microbial Ammonia Oxidation in Biofiltration Systems for Water Reuse, Nicholas Babcock

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Investigating Ancient Maya Late Postclassic Period Households and the Associated Function of the Buildings at Santa Rita Corozal, Belize, Melissa Badillo

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The Effect of Perceived Justice and Organizational Embeddedness on Employee Morale and Voluntary Turnover Rate After Layoffs in the Hospitality Industry, Jungjoo Bae

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The Silence She Broke: Black Women Escaping Abuse Narratives, Regaining Personal Agency, and Healing, Tajanae LaBria Barnes

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Understanding the Motivations of Esports Fans: The Relationship Between Esports Spectator Motivations and Esports Fandom Engagement, Joshua Barney

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Investigation of Algorithms to Assess Validity of Wearable Technology During Field Testing, Brenna Barrios

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Presumed Illegal Microaggressive Experience (Prime): A Microaggression Targeting Latinx Individuals, Aldo M. Barrita

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Quality Assurance of Service Learning Back School, Eric Bashaw, Vu Pham, Tyler Parvin, and Ryan Pauly

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Relationships between Mindfulness, Nonacademic Factors, Stress, and Test Performance: A Cross-Sectional Study, Rebecca A. Baumeister

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Rail Fixed Guideway Systems in Western U.S. Regions, Kelly A. Beavers

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Numerical Studies of Regularized Navier-Stokes Equations and an Application of a Run-to-Run Control model for Membrane Filtration at a Large Urban Water Treatment Facility, Jeffrey Belding

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Exploring the Role of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Among Gendered Racial/Ethnic Groups of Justice-Involved Youth, Linsey A. Belisle

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Dynamic Analysis of a Microgrid Powered With an Inverter and Machine-Based Distributed Resources, Brandon William Blackstone

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Essential Competencies for Occupational Therapy in End-of-Life Care, Karmella Bognot

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Treatment and Perceptions of LGBTQIA+ Persons, Emily Bolshazy

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Healthy Aging and Locomotion: How Running Affects the Aging Process, Brianne Borgia

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The Spark that Lit the Match: The Use of Petitions and the Emergence of Antislavery Politicians in the Movement to Abolish Slavery in the District of Columbia, 1816-1829, Timothy Brown

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An Orchestral Percussionist's Guide to Instruments of the Caribbean, Lucas Brust

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From Ex-Offenders to Hopefuls: Exploring Changing Narratives and Personal Stories of Desistance, Darby Buckley

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Elucidating the Role of Tubby in Retinal Degeneration and Obesity, Adrienne Marrie S. Bugayong

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Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health Diagnosis of Maltreated Youth, Shadie Burke

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The Use of Narratives and Social Media in Arts & Culture Nonprofit Crisis Communication During COVID-19, Jordan Buuck

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Assessing the Validity and Reliability of Several Heart Rate Monitors in Wearable Technology While Mountain Biking, Bryson Carrier

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Recruitment and Advocacy for Clinician Involvement in Pro Bono Physical Therapy Service-Learning Program, Gilberto Carrillo, Gavin Brady, Felicia Doblado, and Alyssa Woo Hatch

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Building Customer Loyalty with Millennials in the Gaming Entertainment Industry, Daysha Catchings

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Material Handling with Embodied Loco-Manipulation, Jean Chagas Vaz

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Job Burnout: An Examination of Outpatient Clinics, Aysa M. Chavarria

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Orbital Dynamics and Stability of Circumbinary Planetary Systems and Small Bodies in The Solar System, Cheng Chen

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Mapping Nevada's Dental Workforce, Kelvin Chen

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Examining Technology’s Impact on Hotel Operations: A Systematic Review of Hospitality Research Literature, Xinru Chen

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Yellow River Piano Concerto, Yaxin Chen

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The Implementation of Tribal Provisions from the VAWA 2013 Reauthorization, DeeJay E. Chino