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 2008

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Road to the Green Seal, Milos Cerovic

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Recruit training academy Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, Kristin Cooper, Christine Dudas, Torrell Huber, Stephanie Jordan, and Darryl Martin

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Policy analysis: Compressed workweek, Rick Crosby, Matt Richardson, Stephen Nowicki, and Ly Doan

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The logic of movement: Consumption logistics on the Las Vegas Strip, Robert Dean

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Managing cultural diversity in hospitality industry, Yi Gong

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Clark County town advisory boards and citizens advisory councils: Participation rates, Lucy Greger, Jason Hafen, Aaron Mueller, Heather Rosich, and Rebecca Saoud

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Service dimensions of service quality impacting customer satisfaction of fine dining restaurants in Singapore, Ko King Lily Harr

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Ecotourism sustainability, Lori W. Hedrick

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Managing change: The challenges faced at CNE, Brandon Hill

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City of Las Vegas human resources promotional selection process program evaluation, Rik Holman, Cecil Johnson, April Thomas, and Steve Weber

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Development of a student ambassador program, Heather James

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An Observational tool for measuring the dealer's emotional labor in a casino, Alfred Sukwon Jang

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Greening in the United States hotel sector: An exploratory examination, Adam Kaplan

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Increasing the recycling rate in Clark County, Nevada, Emerald Laija

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Developing a comprehensive training guide for dealers in the gaming sector of the hospitality industry in Las Vegas, David Lee

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An Overview of change management in the hospitality industry, Jennifer Lee

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Online leisure hotel selection criteria and booking behavior of young middle-income Singaporeans, Kin Wai Lee

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Proposing additional questions to understand a destination’s image and its relationship with a business travelers’ socio-economic and demographic profile: Specifically, the case of Las Vegas, Yohan Lee

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The Relationship between high risk athletes risk perception of adventurous activities, their travel destinations and their vacation travel patterns, Tanir Magen

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Market feasibility studies: Hospitality decision making, Kim Mangino

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Geology of the southern Reveille Range, Nye County, Nevada, Matthew Alan McKelvey

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Measuring gaps in customer service at spas: Are we offering our customers what they want?, Patricia Mittelstadt

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Determining organization excellence, Elliott Moseley

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Higher education event – A case study and special event approach, Matthew J. Muldoon

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Taxonomy of knowedge management research in hospitality and tourism, Henner Nehles

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A Review of the HotSOS implementation at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Sarita Noyola

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Rebranding: A case study of a business hotel in Singapore, Guat Loo Ooi

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Building an effective marketing model for Native American casinos, Jeffery M. Pletcher

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Surface water interaction with the flood plain in the lower Virgin River, Clark County, Nevada, Jeffrie L. Pompeo

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Customization vs. standardization in global hotel expansion, Nenad Praporski

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The Mayan Ice Cap: Glacial Geology and Paleoclimate of the Northern Guatemalan Highlands, Alex Joseph Roy

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Meeting planning basics: A guide for administrative professionals, Larissa J. Schultz

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Telling our story — Case study of the Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism initiative, Chad Smith

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Incentive program for the Cherokee Nation Enterprise floor staff, Justin Teel

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Camping: A positive developmental context for youth with disabilities/serious illness, Christopher T. Troxell

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Creating, sustaining, and growing the learning culture of a new luxury hotel, Andres F. Vargas

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Last minute travel: Anomaly or opportunity? A case study of an online travel agency’s product evolution, Cady Wolf

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Beverage operations pricing strategies, Jeffrey M. Yedlin

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Imaging the southern trace of the Black Hills fault, Clark County, Nevada, Shelley A. Zaragoza

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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Urban sustainability through green building, Andrea Anzalone, Virginia Sawyer, and Robert Woolsey

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Exploring revenue management in spas: Yield management concepts in the spa industry today, Elaine M. Balkoulis

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The Textbook adoption process in the state of Nevada: The teacher's perspective, Dwight Bellard, Rebecca Coates, and Tamara Hicks

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Nevada's textbook adoption process: The state perspective, Mitch Bishop, Katie Bliven, and Scott Hess

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City of Las Vegas municipal court house arrest program evaluation, Karen Coyne, Michele Hornstein, and Timothy Shattler

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Nevada's textbook adoption policy: The role and influence of parents and interest groups, Brady Dehn, David Hood, Barry Michaels, and Harry Williams

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Developing a dining customer satisfaction measurement and response tool, Mike Distefano

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Program evaluation report for: Nevada Child Seekers, Nori Evans, Raymond Keeler, and Lisa Pletz

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Hotel energy use contributes to global warming, Christine Faja

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City of Boulder City Parks and Recreation Department revenue policy and user fee analysis, Karla Fritchman, Jayne Harkins, and Cheryl Rodriguez

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Manager retention and the Steamboat Ski Resort, Michael D. Gumbiner

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Harry Reid Center of Environmental Studies: Quality assurance program evaluation, Michael G. Herenick, Stephanie C. Hill, Tya R. Mathis, and Greg Troutman

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Proposing measures for assessing systems thinking interventions, Megan Aline Hopper

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The Relationship between international expansion and firm performance: An investigation of U.S.-based restaurants and firms, Soyeon Jung

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Variable check-in time: Raising room revenue with multiple daily check-in times, Matthew Kaplan

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Technology and social anxieties, attitudes and behavioral intentions of Singaporeans towards using self-service technology (SST), Mukesh Kumar

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An Analysis of the environmental content of Las Vegas Strip hotels, Andrew M. Levey

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Expatriate training for the hotel and gaming workforce: Don't leave home without it, Chien Chien Serene Lim

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Integrated marketing communications strategy: An examination of Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc., Michael Mehling

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Cherokee Nation long-range communication plan, Mike Miller

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Developing a managerial plan to guide the planning process for charity events, Nicole Molina

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The Waiting game, Dennis Moore

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Effects of an upbeat and positive attitude in customer service interactions, Brent Pritchett

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Managing halal quality in food service industry, Siew Fun Vivienne Soong

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A Comparative analysis of mice destinations between Macau and Singapore, Cheong Su Richard Tan

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Nuclear waste cooperative agreement collaborative study for the Nevada System of Higher Education, Betty Taylor, Renee Martinez, Rolanda Smith, and Emmit Lamb

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High occupancy strategy at THEhotel: Is it worth the negative impacts?, Joe Tidwell

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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Department of Family Services: Adoption program evaluation, Bonnie Abramson, Kristy Amasaki, Michael N. Johnson, and James Padgett

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Traveling Waves in a Suspension Bridge System, Robert A. Ain

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Evidence of an Active ENSO and PDQ During the mid-Holocene from a Costa Rican Speleothem, April D. Azouz

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Hotel restaurant concept selection considerations: Which factors to take into account?, Michiel A. Bakker

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Petrogenesis of Pleistocene Basalts in the Norris-Mammoth Corridor, Yellowstone National Park, Kristeen Marie Bennett

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Mercury concentrations in the muscles of the North American Bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana), Jarrod Connell

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Policy analysis of the Victim Offender Restitution Program, Veronica Damon, Marie Bostick, and LaMont McGary

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Clark County Parks and Recreation, Daniel Davis, Josh Martinez, and Steven Schyman

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Anaerobic digester use in dairy farms in the United States, Shaun Elsasser

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Parental involvement in youth sports, Kristin Leigh Greene

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The Contribution of environmental variables on small mammal species richness and relative abundance in Eastern Nevada, Stephanie Harris

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Embracing uncertainty: The passing of a legendary casino/hotel — Tropicana Resort and Casino, Bill Hiers

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Attendee attentiveness: Perceptions of the impact of menu selection, Elisa A. Hobbs

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Odonates at the Clark County Wetlands Nature Preserve: A look at habitat and relative abundance, Erin Jolley

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The Fate and transport of nitrogen (N) and the effect of emergent plants on natural treatment of N-species at Las Vegas Wash, Nevada, Tanju Kiriscioglu

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A Study of environmental justice in relation to air pollution and income, Christian A. Malveaux

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Population trends of wintering bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada, Deanna Morrell

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Strategic sourcing for a competitive advantage in the hotel industry, Debbie J. Pattni

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Teleconference training within commercial customer service at US Bank, Christy Snyder

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Multi-brand hospitality operations branding strategies, Rikki Tanenbaum

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Hotel employee morale during periods of low occupancy, Nicholas J. Thomas

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Clark County outreach assistance to the chronically homeless, Sandy von Wolffradt, Kirk Medina, and Tony Vibabul