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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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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The Design and Validation of a Rhythm Span Task, Elizabeth Hofschulte Collins

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Client’s Perception of Therapist’s Way-of-Being, Derek Holyoak

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Studies in Words: Laborious Ben Jonson's Lexicon, Steven Hrdlicka

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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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Parents' Perceptions of Smartphone Use and Parenting Practices, David Jackson Johnson

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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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The Effect of Oil Prices on Workforce in Selected Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Countries, Amjad Kisswani

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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

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Surface and Interface Characterization of Solution-Processed Metal Oxides and PEDOT:PSS Using Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Lynette M. Kogler

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Comparison of Simulation Methods of Single and Multi-Bit Continuous Time Sigma Delta Modulators, Benju Koirala

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Evaluation of a Fluorescence Method for Quantifying Bioaerosol Concentrations on Air Quality Filter Samples, Rachel Kolberg

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They Knew Full Well, Matthew Johannes Kollmer

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Exercise, Learning and Emotional Health: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Translational Action., Tessa L. Koschel

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A Comparison of the Effects of Video Modeling Other and Peer-Implemented Pivotal Response Training to Video Modeling Other on Positive Social Interactions of Young Children with Developmental Disabilities, Maryssa Kucskar

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An Analysis of the Spatial, Temporal, and Functional Role of Key Proteins in the Drosophila Melanogaster Salivary Gland During Exocrine Secretion, Kathryn Lantz

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The Relationship Between Mood and Implicit Learning, Kathleen Larson

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Measurement of Anterior Translation of the Mandibular Condyle Using Ultrasonography, Brooke Laskowski, Danielle Hahn, and Christensen J. Hardy

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Improving Hyperspectral Subpixel Target Detection Using Hybrid Detection Space, Ruixing Li

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Understanding Progenitors of Gamma Ray Bursts with Multi-Wavelength Properties, Ye Li

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Hip Adduction: Abduction Ratio Differences Between Collegiate Male and Female Soccer Players, Addie Lucci

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Esports Enthusiasts and Gamers: Motivations, Behaviors, and Attitudes Towards Gambling, John Lukasik

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An Analysis and Band Transcription of Eric Whitacre's The River Cam, Charles Amon Maguire

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Environmental Changes across the Early Mississippian Carbon Isotope Excursion, Dev Krishna Maharjan

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Effects of Contract Procurement Factors on Performance of Transportation Projects, Ruiko Maharjan

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Using Two Simulation Tools to Teach Concepts in Introductory Astronomy: A Design-Based Research Approach, Pamela A. Maher

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Does Educational Level Influence Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Mortality Among Asians in U.S.?, Sfurti Maheshwari

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Grand Solo Op.14 & Rondo Op2. N3: The Sonority of the Classical Era, Hugo Maia Nogueira

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High Early-Age Strength Concrete for Rapid Repair, Matthew O. Maler

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Distracted Driving in Clark County, Nevada: Analysis of an Intervention on College Students, Heidi Ann Manlove

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Use of Active Video Gaming in Children with Neromotor Dysfunction: A Systematic Review, Robert Manzanares and Lisa Popescu

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The Electrochemical Deposition of Samarium and Europium Dissolved in Ionic Liquid Solvent, Bea Martinez

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How May I Impress You? A Content Analysis of Online Impression Management Tactics of YouTube Beauty Vloggers, Xiaoxiao Ma

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Neurocognitive Correlates of the Comprehensive Trail Making Test (CTMT) in Brain Injured Children, Abigail Rose Mayfield

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Sexual Desire Trajectories: Heterosexual Individuals' Perceptions of the State and Trait Characteristics of Desire, Caroline Maykut

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Acute Effects of Walking on The Deformation of Femoral Articular Cartilage, Jayson McClaren and Skyler Sudweeks

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Conflicted Provision: Exploring the Intersection of Social Support and Deception, Courtney Lane Mcdaniel

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Acute Salivary Steroid Hormone Responses During Coalitional and Dyadic Competitions in Hong Kong Juvenile Children, Timothy McHale

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Simulating Distributed Battery and Solar Array Placement for Voltage Regulation, Michael Misch

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Deployment Strategies for a Fleet of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Providing Cellular and Data Services, Nima Mohseni

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Policy Analysys and Program Evaluation: Real Talk Youth Impact Program, Carlton Monroe, Liam MacCaul, Natalie Lorenzano, and Vincentiu Anghel

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Obligations of The State: State Behavior and The Occurrence of State Success, Brendan Mark Morris

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Songs of the Cajuns: A History and Analysis of Joie de vivre: Five Impressions of Acadian-America, Wendy Kay Moss

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Iran through Time: A Visual and Content Analysis of Iranians on the Cover of Time Magazine, Kianoosh Mousavi Niaraki

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Can Questionnaires Capture Inner Experience? A Validation Study of the Nevada Inner Experience Questionnaire, Stefanie Alison Moynihan

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Latino LGBQ Young Adults' Coming-Out Experiences, Monica Munoz

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Effects of Explicit-Reflective Instruction on Preservice and Novice Teachers’ Epistemic and Conceptual Change Mediated by Reasoning, Danny Murphy

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Meshless Method for Simulation of Compressible Flow, Ebrahim Nabizadeh Shahrebabak

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The Effects of Distributed Trials on Behaviors of Students with Significant Disability, Mona Nasir-Tucktuck

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Subjective Beat Perception in Musical Rhythms in Adult Listeners, Karli M. Nave

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The Effects of Availability Heuristic Cues on Restaurant Purchase Decisions, Nadia Hanin Nazlan

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Software for Sequence Analysis of Variants in Functional Screening Libraries and Personalized Genome Files, Jacklyn Michelle Newsome

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An Examination of Differences in Division I FBS Student-Athlete Academic and Athletic Performance, Marissa Katherine Nichols

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A Rural and Urban Study of the Food Environment in Select Nevada Geographies, Joseph Nickelson

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Investigating the Use of a Structured Self-determination Curriculum with Students with Gifts and Talents, Rebecca Carolyn Norton

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Success in online credit recovery: Factors influencing student academic performance, David Nourse

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It’s Not about Brooklyn, Elee Maybelle Oak

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Synthesis and Electrochemical Characterization of PANI/Ni and PANI/Au/Ni Composites, Morgan Emily Pacini

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An Examination of Accuracy and Elaborations for Character Traits in a Narrative, Michael Palena

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Social Cognition in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Elyse Parke

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Advanced Applications Of Big Data Analytics, Sai Phani Krishna Parsa

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A Comparison of Outdoor Bioaerosol and Particulate Measurements in Las Vegas, Tanviben Yogeshkumar Patel

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A Potential Solution to a Poopy Problem: Bile Salt Analogs as Prophylactics Against Clostridium Difficile Infection, Jacqueline Renee Phan

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An Evaluation of the Effects of the Coach-Athlete Relationship on Athlete Mental Health, Corey Rae Phillips

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The Psychophysiological Correlates of Personality, Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Social Support, Meghan E. Pierce

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Cultural Influences upon Soviet-Era Programmatic Piano Music for Children, Maria Pisarenko

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Athlete Alcohol Use and Alcohol-Related Consequences: The Role of Drinking Motives, Michelle Pitts

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Surface Hydrologic Modeling and Analyzing Watershed Hydrologic Response to Landcover Change, Roshan Poudel

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Sparse MRI and CT Reconstruction, Ali Pouryazdanpanah Kermani

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Cli-Fi Cinema: An Epideictic Rhetoric of Blame, Chloe Louise Powell

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Miocene-Pliocene(?) Folds, Normal Faults and the Left-Lateral Buckhorn Fault with Regional Implications, Pahranagat Shear Zone, Nevada, Thomas Godfrey Price

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The Role of Social Location in Coping with Caregiving, Jacqueline Ragin

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Audits and Accountability in Non-Governmental Organizations, Kenneth J. Retzl

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Acculturation and Causes of Death Among Filipinos in the US: Focus on Cancer, Abegail Terso Reyes

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Self-Monitoring: A Behavioral Intervention for Children Attending Head Start, Samantha Riggleman

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An Analysis of Stress and Self-Efficacy Experienced by General and Special Educators, Joanne Lyn Ringer

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Phase equilibria, compressibility, and thermal analysis of bastnaesite-(La), Richard Lee Rowland

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Cost Comparison of Cement Concrete and Polymer Concrete Manholes in Sewer Systems, Sayan Sakhakarmi

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The Balance Between Privacy and Safety in Police UAV Use: The Power of Threat and Its Effect on People’s Receptivity, Mari Sakiyama

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Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Studies of Technetium-99m and Rhenium-188 Peptides, Vanessa Anne Sanders