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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The Effects of Exhaust Vent Location on Thermal Comfort Inside the Residential Buildings Equipped With an Evaporative Cooling System, Armin Saraei

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Reaching across Land and Ocean: Daughters of Bilitis, Minorities Research Group, and Resistance Formation in the International Lesbian Network, Linsey Scriven

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Theoretical and Experimental Investigation on the Multiple Shape Memory Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Actuator, Qi Shen

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Novel Methods for the Time-Dependent Maxwell’s Equations and their Applications, Sidney Shields

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An Investigation of Employment and Wage Distribution in the Construction Industry by Race/Ethnicity and Gender, Binit Kumar Shrestha

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Calibration of Microscopic Traffic Flow Models Enabling Simultaneous Selection of Specific Links and Parameters, Kul Prasad Shrestha

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Deep Learning Implementation for Comparison of User Reviews and Ratings, Nishit Shrestha

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Value Co-Creation Propositions: A Self-Determination Theory of Customer Acceptance, Trust and Wellbeing, Lenna V. Shulga

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De-colonizing Language Needs: A Critical Ethnographic Study of Former and Current Teachers’ Language Dispositions and How Taking a Multicultural Education Course Mediates Those Dispositions, Ravijot Singh

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Mapping the Landscape for Archaeological Detection, Preservation, and Interpretation: A Case Study in High Resolution Location Modeling from the Blue Mountains of Northeastern Oregon, Trent Skinner

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Comparing the Differences in Access to Professional Development for General Education and Special Education Teachers and the Subsequent Impact on Instructional Practice, Lori L. Slater

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Secular Resonances during Main-Sequence and Post-Main-Sequence Planetary System Dynamics, Jeremy L. Smallwood

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Launching Conservative Resistance: A Rhetorical Criticism of the Young Americans for Freedom, Tyler John Snelling

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So It’s Not Like the Movies? An Analysis of the Links Between Popular Culture, Motivation and Expectations in First-Year College Students, Kelle Snow

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The Use of Social Media Interactivity Between Nevada E-Government Agencies and The Public: An Analysis of The Role and Impact of Twitter Accounts, Jung Eun Song

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The Transformation of American Federalism, 1848-1912, Lance Sorenson

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The Effects of an Acute Bout of Exercise on Hunger Hormones in Individuals at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes, Sydney Spoon

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Association of Genetic Factors with Chronic Kidney Disease in US Young Adults, Sabra Stanford

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Cooling Down Crime Hot Spots: Impact of Saturation Patrol on Crime Hot Spots in Las Vegas, Nevada, Rachel Ware Stephensen

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Attitudes, Attachment Styles, and Gender: Implications on Perceptions of Infidelity, Christian M. Stewart

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Maintaining Nurses' Currency in Informatics, Jennifer Alaine Strawn

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Average Cayley Genus for Groups with Two Generators of Order Greater Than Two, Dawn Sturgeon

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Lock-Free Self-Adjusting Binary Search Tree, Sachiko Sueki

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Characterization of Dust on Solar Devices in Southern Nevada, Jason Sylva

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Dynamic Risk Analysis of Construction Delays Using Fuzzy-Failure Mode Effects Analysis, Mohammadsoroush Tafazzoli

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Crossover Trumpet Performance: Jazz Style and Technique for Classical Trumpeters, Kevin Christopher Tague

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High Utility Itemsets Identification in Big Data, Ashish Tamrakar

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Prediction of Cardiorespiratory Fitness from Maximal Anaerobic Capacity, Elizabeth Ann Tanner

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Violence in the Canyons: The Human Cost of Raiding and Warfare in Northeastern Arizona (AD 300-~1300), Caryn Elizabeth Tegtmeyer

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"The Destruction of a Legacy": Agenda Setting and the Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Allegations, Larissa Teran

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Using Mobile Technology to Increase the Math Achievement and Engagement of Students with Disabilities, Dominique Marie Tetzlaff

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Implementation and Analysis of Communication Protocols in Internet of Things, Priyanka Thota

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Psychometric Testing of the Malaria Critical Thinking Test, Tally Rae Tinjum

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Design, Fabrication and Testing of a Capacitive Sensor Using Delta-Sigma Modulation, Charikleia Tsagkari

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President Barack Obama Responds to Gun Violence: A Rhetoric of Transformation., Gabriela Tscholl

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Succession Planning for Nursing Leaders in a College of Nursing, Cheryl Ann Tucker

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Case Studies of Teach for America Teachers’ Teacher Identity Development in Relation to English Language Learners, Refika Turgut

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Strange Wedding, Ariana Nicole Turiansky

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Of Sharks and Spaceships: The Role of the Tuba in John Williams's Film Scores for Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Stephen Davis Turner

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International Responses to Human Trafficking: A Comparative Secondary Data Analysis of National Characteristics, Olivia Germaine Tuttle

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The Development and Testing of Potential Music Piracy Warnings, Joanne Ullman

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Associations among Benevolent Sexism, Relationship-Contingent Self-Esteem, and Relationship Maintenance Strategies in Heterosexual Women, Carrie Underwood

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An Elemental Highway: Investigation of a High Nickel Anomaly in Olivine from the Island of Niihau, Hawaii, Alexander James Valentine

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The Relationship Between Roles and Responsibilities of Co-teachers and Co-teacher Self-efficacy, Janet Van Heck

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Understanding Stress Reactivity in Schizophrenia, Mary Vertinski

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Focus On Success: An Explanatory Embedded Multiple-Case Study On How Youth Successfully Navigate Workforce Development Programs In Southern Nevada, Ricardo Villalobos

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Setting the Childless Free: An Ethnographic Study of the Practice of the Childfree Identity, Shelly Volsche

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Emerging Infectious Disease and the Imperiled Relict Leopard Frog, Anthony Wayne Waddle

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The Relationship between African- American Male Education and Employment Opportunities Through the Lenses of Critical Race Theory and Stereotype Threat in the Historical Context of the 1965 Moynihan Report, Robert Paul Walker

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Race, Resilience, and Resistance: A Culturally Relevant Examination of How Black Women School Leaders Advance Racial Equity and Social Justice in U.S. Schools, Tonya Evette Walls

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Analog and Mixed Signal Verification using Satisfiability Solver on Discretized Models, Nikita Ramesh Wanjale

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The Formation and Dynamics of Clouds in the Environment of Active Galactic Nuclei, Timothy Waters

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Probing Broad Line Regions of Active Galactic Nuclei, Champika Sandamali Weerasooriya

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Pure Strategies and Equity Optimization for Multi-Draw Video Poker, D. Williams

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Preview-View-Review: Increasing Academic Access for Students with Intellectual Disabilities who are English Learners, Dolores Marie Williamson

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Are you grieving girl, Leia Penina Wilson

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Dietary Intake and Energy Expenditure of Pararescuemen During Routine Training, Andrea Woita

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Improved Partial Charge Models in Siliceous Zeolites for the Simulation of Adsorption and Identification of Catalytic Sites, Jarod J. Wolffis

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Broadcast News Directors' Perceptions of Race: A Survey of Psychological and Sociological Measures, Amaya Nichele Worthem

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Spectroscopic Signatures of Uranium Speciation for Forensics, Nicholas Wozniak

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Vertical Transfer and Baccalaureate Completion for Adult Community College Students: Milestones and Momentum Points That Matter, Laura Yavitz

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Neural Processes Underlying Auditory Context Effects, Breanne Yerkes

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Understanding Transitions of Trust across Different Business Contexts: An Exploratory Sequential Mixed Methods Study, Sungsik Yoon

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"Less than a Relationship:" Transitions into an Impactful Romantic Relationship, Yuliya Yurashevich

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Improving Pattern Recognition and Neural Network Algorithms With Applications to Solar Panel Energy Optimization, Ernesto Zamora Ramos

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Development and Validation of a Brief Assessment of Social Cognitive Abilities, Ryanna Zenisek

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Hands, and Numbers, and Dots Oh My! Examining the Effect of Nearby-hands on Counting and Subitizing, Gabriel Allred

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A Multiple Case Study Analysis of Mentor-Mentee Perception of the Effectiveness of Self-Disclosure in the Field Experience, Khaled Ismail Alnajjar

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From Belief to Action: Omani EFL Teachers’ Self-Efficacy in Relation to their Teaching of English as a Foreign Language, Abdullah Khamis Al-Shukri

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High-Pressure Properties of Several Narrow Bandgap Semiconductors from First-Principles Calculations, Andrew Michael Alvarado

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A Performance Analysis of Dorothy Rudd Moore's Sonnets on Love, Rosebuds, and Death, Cordelia Elizabeth Anderson

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Implementation of the Obesity Prevention and Management (OPM) Guideline to Increase Recognition and Treatment of Childhood Overweight and Obesity in an Urgent Care Setting, Krystle Denise Apodaca

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Vulnerability Analysis and Security Framework for Zigbee Communication in IOT, Charbel Azzi

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Interpreting Schubert Lieder through Transcription: Four Composers’ Techniques in Solo Piano Transcriptions of Lieder from Die schöne Müllerin, Spencer Baker

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Family, Housing, and the Political Geography of Gay Liberation in Los Angeles County, 1960-1986, Ian M. Baldwin

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Impact of Universal Social-Emotional and Behavioral Screening Among Middle School Students: A Multistage Approach to Identification, Kristen M. Ballinger

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Sulfate Resistance of Nanosilica Contained Portland Cement Mortars, Iani Batilov Batilov

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Understanding Contingent Faculty: A Quantitative Study of Engagement, Satisfaction, Commitment, and Mentoring Needs, Heidi Batiste

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The National Diabetes Prevention Program an intervention for Diabetes Risk Reduction, Kavita Batra

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Judicial Differences in Protective Orders Issuance Rates: An Examination of Courtroom Actors, Case Aspects, and Individual Characteristics, Elena Alexandra Bejinariu

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The Radionuclide Concentration In Dust Collected At The Nellis Dunes Recreational Area, Mathew John Bensen

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Seers In Greensand, Michael Lawrence Berger

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Characterizing the Earliest Stages of Partial Melting: A Study of the Pyrometamorphic Aureole of Miocene Mt. Perkins Pluton, Northwest Arizona, Mathew Beshears

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Viktor Kosenko's Piano Cycle Eleven Etudes in the Form of Old Dances, Ekaterina Bessmeltseva

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A Case Study Analysis of Career and Technical Instructors' Development of Multicultural Self-Awareness through a Transformative Learning Experience, Cynthia Bezard

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Homeland, Homestead, and Haven: The Changing Perspectives of Zion National Park, 1700-1930, Sara Black

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Removal of High and Low Levels of Ammonium from Industrial Wastewaters, Gregory Bock

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The Effects of Source and Content on Types of Social Influence in Online Traveler Reviews, Laura A. Book

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On the Scattering of an Acoustic Plane Wave by a Soft Prolate Spheroid, Joseph Michael Borromeo

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A Case for Chiral Contributions to Nondipole Effects in Photoionization Using Linearly Polarized Soft X-rays, Kyle Patrick Bowen

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The Edge of Mercury, Aurora Brackett

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Water Harvesting Methods and the Built Environment: The Role of Architecture in Providing Water Security, Adam Joseph Bradshaw

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The People's College? An Examination of Who Governs Community Colleges at the Local Level, Katheryn Christine Brekken

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Standardization of Military Rapid Response Teams, Kristine Patricia Broger

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The Iterative Nature of Descriptive Experience Sampling: Do Interviewees Build Skills across Sampling Days?, Vincent Peter Brouwers

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Corporatized Higher Education: A Quantitative Study Examining Faculty Motivation Using Self-Determination Theory, Aaron Dale Brown

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Nursing Students’ Nonacademic Barriers to Success on High Stakes Exams, Jennifer Bussen Bussen

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Intra-Ethnic Diversity in Ischemic Heart Disease and Stroke Mortality among Hispanics in the United States, Karen Elizabeth Callahan

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Commingled Tombs and ArcGIS: Analyzing the Mortuary Context and Taphonomy at Bronze Age Tell Abraq, Maryann Calleja

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Food Rescue Program Evaluation Three Square Food Bank, Anna Caputo, Rich Easter, Rosa Rosas, and Mark Sakurada