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Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Configurations of site-based financial leadership practice within school contexts, Sylvia Tegano

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Perceptions of employers toward hiring graduates with online degrees, Leisa Dione Thompson

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An Examination of vocal music by John Musto, Stephanie R. Thorpe

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New Yarmouth, Eastern Neck, Maryland: Resistance to town building from the Colonial Period to the present, Brynn Torelli

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An evaluation of lead hazards in pre-1978 residental housing within Clark County, Nevada, USA, Erika Raquel Torres

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The Breath we walk on, Sean Matthew Tribe

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Investigating the emotional intelligence of adolescents with and without disabilities, Leota Tucker

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Analytical method development for determination of volatile organic compounds in calcareous desert soil, Mary F. Turner

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The AADERE model of progression in the hospitality and tourism industry: An empirical study of high-salaried Black managers, Ivan Benjamin Turnipseed

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Mining wars: Corporate expansion and labor violence in the Western desert, 1876-1920, Kenneth Dale Underwood

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The Relationship between destination personality, self-congruity, and behavioral intentions, Ahmet Usakli

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Experimental and natural variation in hovering flight capacity in bees, Hymenoptera: Apidae, Jason Thomas Vance

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Filipino physician-turned nurses: A phenomenological study, Victor Rey Cui Vapor

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Effects of similarity metrics on document clustering, Rushikesh Veni

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Investigation of feasibility and potential mechanisms for the bioregeneration of perchlorate laden gel-type anion exchange resin, Arjun Krishna Venkatesan

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Islanded operation of a distribution feeder with distributed generation, Chandu Venu

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Shuttle to serenity: The history and impact of Zion National Park's transportation system, Reuben Edward Wadsworth

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Novel techniques in iris recognition, David Walker

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Nathaniel Hawthorne and his biblical contexts, Conor Michael Walsh

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Sponsorship of interscholastic athletics: An examination of state high school athletic/activity association sponsors, Justin Wartella

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Employee orientation: Exploring blended learning strategies to improve learner outcomes and meet organizational goals, Paul Washington

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Targeting youth—Hit or miss? Juvenile certification in Clark County, Nevada examined, Brittnie Turquoise Watkins

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Child neglect and trauma: The additive traumatic effects of neglect on maltreated adolescents, Adrianna Rachel Wechsler

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Targeting and positioning Hotel Atlet Century Park in serving two distinct markets: Commercial and social, Grace Widiarti

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Criticality studies of actinides within fissures, Trevor Wilcox

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Disease in the desert: Las Vegas as a case study of how first responders and emergency managers understand novel threats to human health and plan to respond during biological emergencies, Monique Williamson

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Ernest Farrar, "English Pastoral Impressions", Op. 26: A transcription for wind orchestra, William Wallace Woodworth IV

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Introducing PR strategies into Chinese exhibition planning services, Fei Xia

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Health motivation in health behavior: Its theory and application, Xiaoyan Xu

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Nation branding: A case study of Singapore, F. Woo Yee

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A Comparison of gambling motivation factors between Chinese and Western casino players, Lu Ye

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Puebloan plain-weave pointed/rounded-toe sandals, David Toy Yoder

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Recent high school graduates knowledge about physical activity guidelines and disease related to sedentary lifestyle, Soojin Yoo

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Examining play among young children in single-age and multi-age preschool classroom settings, Mia Song Youhne

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Static high pressure FT-IR spectroscopic studies of TATB, Brian F. Yulga

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Diversity leader: Case study of a selected organization's transformation, Aileen Guerrero Zaballero

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Decentralizing police detectives: Increasing efficiency of property crime investigations, Jon M. Zeh

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Improving casino profitability through effective offer packages, Ren Zhang

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Performance evaluation of network-on-chip interconnect architectures, Xinan Zhou

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The Impact of the 2007 Oklahoma immigration reform act on labor costs in the restaurant industry, Xun Zhou

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Bone Rattlers Bar & Grill business plan, Lovedy Ann Zie Carroll

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Job satisfaction comparison between foreign educated nurses and U.S. educated nurses, Kari Zizzo

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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The Environmental and economic benefits of highway access management: A multivariate analysis using system dynamics, Dan Andersen

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Understanding the motivations of rock climbers: A social worlds study, Amy Miller Ansari

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Kinematics and timing of orogen-parallel flow, Grouse Creek Mountains, Utah, Tonia Gail Arriola

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Customer loyalty program integration in a restaurant: POS system tracking, Raegan D. Ashcraft

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Modeling natural resources scarcity and proverty effects on fertility in Honduras, Nepal, and Tanzania, Ayoub Shaban Ayoub

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An Economic development plan for Boulder City, Mel Barosay, Amber Z. Cunningham, Dollinda Fields, and Silas Prince

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An Assessment of the world wine auction marketplace, Michael M. Bowden

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Developing a software for pharmaceutical promotional meeting planning, Michele S. Brouse

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Urban corruption policy analysis, Michael Buttars, John Devaney, Jared Gerber, and Kevin Sansom

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Boulder City, Nevada revenue generating analysis, Mayra A. Castro, Dolores P. Leyva, Arnetta M. Meagher, and Wade Zimmerman

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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