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 2018

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Why Such Constriction of the Moral Sphere? The Importance of Social Coordination in Croatia’s Ethnic Conflict, Michael Arthur Moncrieff

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Digging Biomechanics in Geomyoid Rodents, Alexis Moore Crisp

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Linear and Nonlinear Adaptive Attitude Control of Asteroid-Orbiting Spacecraft Using State Feedback and Output Feedback, Nicholas Moya

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An Evaluation of Alzheimer's Disease-~related Pathology in Two Different Models of Diabetes in Immune-~challenged Mice, Andrew Scott Murtishaw

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Mental Health Research Productivity of Nasp-Approved School Psychology Programs: 2010-2015, Mala Nash

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Interleukin-1 Beta (IL-1β) Gene Polymorphisms in Pre-Treatment Orthodontic Patients Exhibiting Short Root Anomaly (SRA), Satyaprasad Nayak

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Science Identity and Underrepresented Minority STEM Organizations, Schetema Nealy

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Community College Students’ Perceptions of Their Academic Workload, William Neff

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Community College Students’ Perceptions of Their Academic Workload, William Neff

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3-D Upper Airway Comparison between Class I and Class II Adults with Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, Nga Nguyen

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Design and Preliminary Evaluation of a Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Brayton Cycle for Solar Dish Concentrator Clean Energy Production, Danielle Nobles-Lookingbill

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Design and Preliminary Evaluation of a Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Brayton Cycle for Solar Dish Concentrator Clean Energy Production, Danielle Nobles-Lookingbill

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Development of an Evidence-Based Nursing Leadership Fellowship Program Guide, Jennie Noren

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Why Musical Groove Makes Us Move: An Electroencephalographic Investigation, Samantha Reina O'connell

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Why Musical Groove Makes Us Move: An Electroencephalographic Investigation, Samantha Reina O'connell

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Memories of Three Rivers, Olufunke Ogundimu

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Fighting For Fellowship: An Ethnographic Exploration of Mixed Martial Arts Culture in Las Vegas, Brian O'hara

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Numerical Study of Biopolymer Implants for Distal Femoral Condyles– Finite Element Simulations, Luke Olsen

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The Design, Modeling, and Optimization of a Biomimetic Soft Robot for Fluid Pumping and Thrust Generation Using Electroactive Polymer Actuators, Zakai Jedidiah Olsen

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Beyond the Melting Pot: An Anthology of Modern Art Song by Immigrant Composers in America, Kathryn Omune

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Assessing the Potential for a Backfire Effect on Citizen Perceptions: A Test of Hot Spot Policing in Las Vegas, Steven Andrew Pace

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Numerical Study of Oxidation in Stainless Steel Alloy Ep-823 by Liquid Lead-Bismuth Eutectic, Rajyalakshmi Palaparty

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The Use of Chemical Element Fingerprints to Investigate the Transformation of Lake Sediments to Land Soils in Drying Lakes: A Case Study at Lake Mead, Nevada, Ji Hye Park

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The Use of Chemical Element Fingerprints to Investigate the Transformation of Lake Sediments to Land Soils in Drying Lakes: A Case Study at Lake Mead, Nevada, Ji Hye Park

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Human Thermal Comfort in Transition Space, Asawari Anil Pawar

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Human Thermal Comfort in Transition Space, Asawari Anil Pawar

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Miocene-Quaternary Deformation along the Central Maynard Lake Fault, Pahranagat Shear Zone, Nevada, Alexander Peck

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Educating Perinatal Nurses to Promote Bonding Techniques and Increase Support of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Parents, Kandice Perez

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Epistemic Beliefs and the Innovation-~Decision Process: A Mixed Methods Analysis of Faculty Classroom Assessment Practice, Sharon G. Peterson

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Evaluation of a Continuous Air Monitoring System on an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Measurement of Airborne Radioactive Material, Adam Pfannenstein

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Transcriptional Silencing and Anti-Silencing of Virulence Genes in the Bacterial Pathogen Shigella Flexneri: VIRB, DNA Supercoiling, and the Histone-Like Nucleoid Structuring Protein, Michael Adam Picker

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Community Detection and Ranking in Big Data Graphs, Matin Pirouz Nia

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Machine Learning Applications in Graduation Prediction at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Elliott Collin Ploutz

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A Numerical Model of an Axial Wind Turbine, Andrew Liam Poland

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Epidemiology of Love: A Survey, Maegan Poland

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Do I Enact What I Learn?: Examining Novice Science Teachers Approximations of Practice, Helene Pollins

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Nutrition Transition of Hadza Foragers: Implications for Juvenile Behavior, Trevor Pollom

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The Effectiveness of State Ethics Commissions on Curbing Corruption and the Effect of Corruption on State Economic Performance, Anthony J. Prato

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The Effectiveness of State Ethics Commissions on Curbing Corruption and the Effect of Corruption on State Economic Performance, Anthony J. Prato

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The Future of Construction as it Applies to the Colonization of the Moon and Mars, Julian Prestia

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Petrogenesis of Enriched and Intermediate Poikilitic Shergottites: From Magmatic Source to Emplacement, Rachel Rahib

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Petrogenesis of Enriched and Intermediate Poikilitic Shergottites: From Magmatic Source to Emplacement, Rachel Rahib

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A Machine Learning Approach to Predict First-Year Student Retention Rates at University Of Nevada, Las Vegas, Aditya Rajuladevi

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Dissolution Rates of Allophane, Fe-Allophane, and Hisingerite and Implications for Aqueous Alteration on Mars and in Potential Returned Martian Samples, S. J. Ralston

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Boys to Men: Masculinity, Victimization, and Offending, Shon Michael Reed

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A Novel Approach to Analyzing Strain Heterogeneity in Polycrystalline Quartz Specimens Deformed at High Pressure and Temperature, Nolan Ambrose Regis

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The Impacts of Acculturation Patterns and Processes on Immigrants' Success in Higher Education: A Multiple Case Study of 1.25-~Generation Third-~Wave Iranian Immigrants to the United States, Fereshteh Rezaeian

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The Impacts of Acculturation Patterns and Processes on Immigrants' Success in Higher Education: A Multiple Case Study of 1.25-Generation Third-Wave Iranian Immigrants to the United States, Fereshteh Rezaeian

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Primordial Black Holes in the Cosmological Context and Transient Electromagnetic Signatures from Merging Black Hole Binaries, Jared Robert Rice

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Use of Sodium Bismuthate Chromatography for Separation of Americium from Curium and Other Elements in Spent Nuclear Fuel, Jason Michael Richards

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A Descriptive Exploration of a Self-Directed Professional Development Approach, Derek R. Riddle

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Disastrous Voting, Moritz Peter Rissmann

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Disastrous Voting, Moritz Peter Rissmann

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Prostate Cancer Survival among Hispanics: A Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Population-Based Cohort Study, David Rivas

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The Importance of Cultural Competence: The Defining Characteristic Separating Veteran Treatment Courts from Other Specialized Dockets, Kyle Nathan Rodgers

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A Qualitative Multiple Case Study of the Transition Experiences of Parents and Service Providers of Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (Idd) in a Postsecondary Educational Program, Rebecca S. Rogers

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A Qualitative Multiple Case Study of the Transition Experiences of Parents and Service Providers of Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (Idd) in a Postsecondary Educational Program, Rebecca S. Rogers

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Solvent Extraction and Extraction Chromatography of Homologs and Pseudohomologs of Rutherfordium Using TEHA and TEHP, Jeffrey Rolfes

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Conformal Mapping Improvement of the Boundary Element Method Solution for Underground Water Flow in a Domain with a Very Singular Boundary, Megan Romero

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The Structure of Psychopathology and Its Relationship to Personality and EEG, Vincent Rozalski

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On the Development of Computational Methods to Help in Performing Medical Physics Tasks Leveragin the Portal Dosimetry Application, Enea Rrokaj

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On the Development of Computational Methods to Help in Performing Medical Physics Tasks Leveragin the Portal Dosimetry Application, Enea Rrokaj

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Electronic Health Record Instruction in First-Semester Nursing Students: A Comparative Study, Angela Ruckdeschel

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Prokaryotic Diversity and Aqueous Geochemistry of Subsurface Environments of the Death Valley Regional Flow System, Joshua David Sackett

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Prokaryotic Diversity and Aqueous Geochemistry of Subsurface Environments of the Death Valley Regional Flow System, Joshua David Sackett

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Effect of Curing Conditions on Mechanical Properties and Durability of Concrete, Edgar Lazaro Salas-Borrero

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Effect of Curing Conditions on Mechanical Properties and Durability of Concrete, Edgar Lazaro Salas-Borrero

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A Qualitative Study of School Psychologists' Perception and Interpretation of Their Professional Identity, Elizabeth A. Sanders

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A Qualitative Study of School Psychologists' Perception and Interpretation of Their Professional Identity, Elizabeth A. Sanders

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A Quantitative Study of Mitigating Resistance to Change through a Neuro Linguistic Approach: With the Use of Narratives and a Neuro Linguistic Pattern, Mary J. Sanders

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Calculation of Access Charge for High Speed Rail XpressWest of Nevada, Sameeksha Sapkota

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Calculation of Access Charge for High Speed Rail XpressWest of Nevada, Sameeksha Sapkota

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The Acute Effects of Cupping Therapy on Hamstring Range of Motion Compared to Sham, Matthew Schafer

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Evaluation of a Brief “Surf the Urge” Intervention, Kimberly N. Schubert

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Studies of Inner-~Shell Chemistry of Mercury Based Compounds at Extreme Conditions, Sarah Schyck

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Studies of Inner-Shell Chemistry of Mercury Based Compounds at Extreme Conditions, Sarah Schyck

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Examination of a Screening Tool for Athletes’ Mental Health and its Direct Implications to Sport Training and Competition, Jesse Scott

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Envisioning Shadows in Romantic Ekphrasis and Early Photography, Joseph Kevin Tuvera Sebastian

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Application of Machine Learning Techniques in Credit Card Fraud Detection, Ronish Shakya

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Application of Machine Learning Techniques in Credit Card Fraud Detection, Ronish Shakya

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Design and Analysis of First and Second Order K-~Delta-~1-~Sigma Modulators in Multiple Fabrication Processes, Shada Sharif

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Design and Analysis of First and Second Order K-Delta-1-Sigma Modulators in Multiple Fabrication Processes, Shada Sharif

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Applications of Nanoporous Materials in Gas Separation and Storage, Amit Sharma

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Identifying the Molecular Functions of the C-Terminal Region of the Human Proteins, Surbhi Sharma

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Electron Monte Carlo Dose Calculation Model Dependency on Optional Applicator Specific 1D Profiles, Ryan Sharp

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College is for Everyone: Examination of Family Support for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities Transitioning to Postsecondary School, Allison Simpson

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Efficacy of Combined 5-Fluorouracil and Photodynamic Therapy in Glioma Spheroids, Karanjit Singh

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Milk Teeth and Other Stories, Timea Sipos

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Measuring Implementation Success of Pay Structures and the Role of Human Resources in Higher Education, Derek Spencer Smith

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Beyond All of This, Jack Stilwell

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Social Media Influencer Endorsement and Events: An Integrated Framework of Congruence, Jie Sun

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Cocoa, Postprandial Lipoproteins, And Inflammation in Type 2 Diabetes: A Secondary Data Analysis, Rickelle Tallent

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Cocoa, Postprandial Lipoproteins, And Inflammation in Type 2 Diabetes: A Secondary Data Analysis, Rickelle Tallent

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Prevalence of Cariogenic Microbial Flora among Scardovia wiggsiae-Positive and Negative Patients, Amy Tam

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Secure Device and Knowledge Discovery in Internet of Things, Shahab Taregh Tayeb

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Surface Resistivity for Concrete Quality Assurance, Stanley Tat

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Surface Resistivity for Concrete Quality Assurance, Stanley Tat

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Case Study: Armenian and Cuban Ethnic Interest Groups in American Foreign Policy, Harry H. Terzian

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Case Study: Armenian and Cuban Ethnic Interest Groups in American Foreign Policy, Harry H. Terzian

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Beyond the Bench and the Bedside: Examining Women’s Success in STEM via Active Learning Projects, Sarah E. Thoman