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 2004

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Ergonomics and the public manager: Modeling a successful program, Ellen Anderson

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CFD Analysis of 3-D Thermalhydraulics Flow Effects on Wall Concentration Gradient Profiles for LBE Loop Fittings, Narain Armbya

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Effects of residential xeriscape conversions on property values: A baseline case study, Andréa E. Baker

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Defining soil type and habitat characteristics of the Arctomecon Californica, Philip S. Childers

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The Effects of off-road vehicle use in Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) habitats, Brent D. Clark

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User inputs: Importance of and satisfaction with attributes of the CAT bus system, Steven F. Farshid

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Evaluating the effectiveness of simulation-based instruction about water resources in Las Vegas, Stephanie Fincher

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Habitat preferences of four species of lizards found at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve, Scott Garncarz

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The Effects of environmentally relevant doses of Perchlorate (ClO4-) on Rana Pipiens metamorphosis and development, Andrea N. Golli

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Stress Corrosion Cracking Resistance of Martensitic Stainless Steels for Transmutation Applications, Phani P. Gudipati

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Vegetation characteristics associated with small mammal populations in the Las Vegas Wash, Christine Therese Herndon

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Public libraries: Is independence better?, Gayle Hornaday

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Stress Corrosion Cracking and Hydrogen Embrittlement of Martensitic Alloy EP-823, Mohammad K. Hossain

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An Exploratory study that examines perceptions, by the regulated community, on the effectiveness of air quality permitting for Clark County, by the Department of Air Quality and Environmental Management, Scott Jelinek

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Factors that contribute to nursing job satisfaction at Valley Hospital, Christopher Jones

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A Study of invasive species cover near roads in a Red Rock Canyon Blackbrush Community, Christopher Keough

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Environment-Induced Degradations in a Target Structural Material for Transmutation Applications, Ramprashad Prabhakaran

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Embrittlement and Localized Corrosion in Alloy HT-9, Sudheer Sama

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Environment Assisted Cracking of Target Structural Materials Under Different Loading Conditions, Venkataramakrishnan Selvaraj

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Investigation and Calculation of Dose Coefficients for Radionuclides Produced in a Spallation Neutron Source Using the ENSDF and NUBASE Nuclear Databases, Yayun Song

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Modeling, Optimization, and Flow Visualization of Chemical Etching Process in Niobium Cavities, Sathish K. Subramanian

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Design and Simulation of an Induction Skull Melting System, Taide Tan

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A Case study of UNLV students enrollment and financial services: The trend to blend key student services into a one-stop shop, Christina F. Twelves

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The Corporate culture of Nevada hospitals, Sherese Marie Warren

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Fish population dynamics during the establishment phase of a constructed wetland, Danielle Alegre

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Travel time study at the Wetlands Park National Preserve, Brandon Bair

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Risk of radiation exposure from the Transportation of high-level nuclear waste, Lawrence Banks

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Cost recovery plans: Are they being used as a financial plannning tool in parks and recreation departments?, Billie M. Bastian

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Third stage E-government and county employees: A case study of the Clark County Business License Department, Benjamin B. Bond III

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The Distribution of phoshorus in the nature preserve at Clark County Wetlands Park in Las Vegas, Rosangela Gomez Brazao

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An Analysis of materials suitable for use as a pitfall trap in a desert environment, R. Renee Brown

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A Study of community college funding, Patricia Charlton

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Water quality remediation at the abandoned Jones-Kincaid Mine site, Pyramid Mining District, Washoe County, Nevada, Si-Ok Choi

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Chemical Kinetics and Thermal Hydraulics of Lead Bismuth Flow Loops, Kanthi Kiran Dasika

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Assessment of potential environmental impacts of nature-based tours originating within Clark County, Nevada, Beth Domowicz

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An Analysis of apartment complex recycling in Clark County, Nevada, Noriko Eguchi

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Vulnerability assessment and mitigation planning in Clark County, Nevada: The challenges of policy implementation in the intergovernmental arena, Angelina L. Evans

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Consumptive water use at the Mirage Hotel and the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, Johann A. Feller

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Trail conditions and preferences from a mountain bike users perspective in Cottonwood Valley, Jeff Frampton

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The Economic impact of the adult dance establishments on the community, Christina Henry

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A Safety analysis of roundabouts in the Las Vegas Valley Clark County, Nevada, Michael J. Janssen

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A Waste assessment of the UNLV dormitories, Colin Kaneda

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Quality improvement: Physician providers, and the Women Health Connection Program, in the provision of breast and cervical cancer screening services in Nevada., Salome K. Kapella

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Measuring the environmental attitudes of children in grade 4: A study in Clark County, Amir Khawaja

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Fluctuations in Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) Counts at three lower Columbia River spawning sites, Eric Michael Loomis

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The 100th Meridian Initiative in Nevada: Assessing the westward movement of the Zebra mussel to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Megan McCoy

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Qualitative measurements of occupant comfort in five U.S. schools, Anthony Miller

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Computer aided dispatch technology: A study of the evolution and expectations of CAD and a comparative survey of CAD in the U. S. Fire Service and the Clark County Fire Department., Kenneth E. Morgan

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Is it time for UNLV to reform its classified personnel system?, John H. Mueller

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Racial profiling and mandatory data collection in Nevada: How will law enforcement respond?, Gregory M. Roehm

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Development of a Systems Engineering Model for Chemical Separation Process, Lijian Sun

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A Case for choice in education, Edward Tyndall

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Retaining intensive care nurses in Las Vegas: The importance of nurse manager leadership, Megan Vendetti

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Nevada "nurselessness": An acute or chronic condition? An examination of the etiology and possible treatment alternatives, Jeanine Warren-Newmon

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Study of Geometric Effects on Local Corrosion Rates for LBE Loop, Chao Wu

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Recruiting and selection of police officers: A case study of the Clark County School District Police Department, Anthony A. York

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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Cross-sectional study of strength in sharing: Philanthropy in Girl Scouting, Juergen Barbusca

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The Impact of the Winter's Doctrine on water allocation to the Gila River Indian Community, Deana P. Benally

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Coastal resort development and impacts on shallow water aquifers in southern Baja California, Sur. Mexico, Bud J. Bennenman

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‘Sworn’ versus ‘civilian’ career development paths in the fire service in Nevada, Kelly Blackmon

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A Study of obstacles to use of methane gas produced in landfills for energy, Sharee Lynn Bowdidge

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Genesis and morphology of soil pendants in Quaternary landforms of Pahranagat Valley, Nevada, Amy Lynn Brock

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Research protocol for the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin (Tursiops truncatus): Mirage Click Collection Study, Adrienne M. Cardwell

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An Economic analysis of the arsenic standard on Nevada, Jill S. Dale

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Better revenue forecasting: Is fiscal stress a stimulant? A look at Nevada local governments, Richard A. Derrick

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Human subjects protection in research: Are we doing enough?, Marsha L. Green

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An Empirical study of attitudes towards telecommuting among government finance professionals, Joseph J. Grippaldi

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The Policies of implementing traffic calming in the Las Vegas Valley, David A. Guerra

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Charter schools and accountability: An evalution of Nevada's charter school accountability legislation, Sonya Douglass Horsford

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Addressing helicopter noise impacts in Las Vegas, Nevada within the confines of the Airport Noise and Capacity Act, Jeffrey M. Jacquart

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Investigation of the Corrosion of Steel by Lead-Bismuth Eutectic (LBE) Using Scanning Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, Daniel Koury

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The Impact of air quality on the selection of a home, Carol Lane

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Workforce diversity programs: A case study of the Las Vegas Valley Water District’s “3-year diversity implementation plan”, Wilisha C. Moore

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Mosquito population dynamics during the establishment phase of a constructed desert wetland, April Newman

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Lake Mead hospital conversion to complete delivery system, Roger W. Noorda

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Assessing citizen preferences: Supporting and funding a new animal shelter facility, Theresa A. Viau

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Workplace violence: A case study, Robert F. White

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Design and Analysis for Melt Casting Metallic Fuel Pins Incorporating Volatile Actinides, Xiaolong Wu

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Modeling and Simulation of the Chemical Etching Process in Niobium Cavities, Qin Xue