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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Esports Enthusiasts and Gamers: Motivations, Behaviors, and Attitudes Towards Gambling, John Lukasik

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An Analysis and Band Transcription of Eric Whitacre's The River Cam, Charles Amon Maguire

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Environmental Changes across the Early Mississippian Carbon Isotope Excursion, Dev Krishna Maharjan

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Effects of Contract Procurement Factors on Performance of Transportation Projects, Ruiko Maharjan

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Using Two Simulation Tools to Teach Concepts in Introductory Astronomy: A Design-Based Research Approach, Pamela A. Maher

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Does Educational Level Influence Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Mortality Among Asians in U.S.?, Sfurti Maheshwari

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Grand Solo Op.14 & Rondo Op2. N3: The Sonority of the Classical Era, Hugo Maia Nogueira

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High Early-Age Strength Concrete for Rapid Repair, Matthew O. Maler

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Distracted Driving in Clark County, Nevada: Analysis of an Intervention on College Students, Heidi Ann Manlove

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Use of Active Video Gaming in Children with Neromotor Dysfunction: A Systematic Review, Robert Manzanares and Lisa Popescu

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The Electrochemical Deposition of Samarium and Europium Dissolved in Ionic Liquid Solvent, Bea Martinez

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How May I Impress You? A Content Analysis of Online Impression Management Tactics of YouTube Beauty Vloggers, Xiaoxiao Ma

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Neurocognitive Correlates of the Comprehensive Trail Making Test (CTMT) in Brain Injured Children, Abigail Rose Mayfield

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Sexual Desire Trajectories: Heterosexual Individuals' Perceptions of the State and Trait Characteristics of Desire, Caroline Maykut

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Acute Effects of Walking on The Deformation of Femoral Articular Cartilage, Jayson McClaren and Skyler Sudweeks

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Conflicted Provision: Exploring the Intersection of Social Support and Deception, Courtney Lane Mcdaniel

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Acute Salivary Steroid Hormone Responses During Coalitional and Dyadic Competitions in Hong Kong Juvenile Children, Timothy McHale

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Simulating Distributed Battery and Solar Array Placement for Voltage Regulation, Michael Misch

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Deployment Strategies for a Fleet of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Providing Cellular and Data Services, Nima Mohseni

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Policy Analysys and Program Evaluation: Real Talk Youth Impact Program, Carlton Monroe, Liam MacCaul, Natalie Lorenzano, and Vincentiu Anghel

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Obligations of The State: State Behavior and The Occurrence of State Success, Brendan Mark Morris

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Songs of the Cajuns: A History and Analysis of Joie de vivre: Five Impressions of Acadian-America, Wendy Kay Moss

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Iran through Time: A Visual and Content Analysis of Iranians on the Cover of Time Magazine, Kianoosh Mousavi Niaraki

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Can Questionnaires Capture Inner Experience? A Validation Study of the Nevada Inner Experience Questionnaire, Stefanie Alison Moynihan

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Latino LGBQ Young Adults' Coming-Out Experiences, Monica Munoz

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Effects of Explicit-Reflective Instruction on Preservice and Novice Teachers’ Epistemic and Conceptual Change Mediated by Reasoning, Danny Murphy

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Meshless Method for Simulation of Compressible Flow, Ebrahim Nabizadeh Shahrebabak

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The Effects of Distributed Trials on Behaviors of Students with Significant Disability, Mona Nasir-Tucktuck

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Subjective Beat Perception in Musical Rhythms in Adult Listeners, Karli M. Nave

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The Effects of Availability Heuristic Cues on Restaurant Purchase Decisions, Nadia Hanin Nazlan

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Software for Sequence Analysis of Variants in Functional Screening Libraries and Personalized Genome Files, Jacklyn Michelle Newsome

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An Examination of Differences in Division I FBS Student-Athlete Academic and Athletic Performance, Marissa Katherine Nichols

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A Rural and Urban Study of the Food Environment in Select Nevada Geographies, Joseph Nickelson

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Investigating the Use of a Structured Self-determination Curriculum with Students with Gifts and Talents, Rebecca Carolyn Norton

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Success in online credit recovery: Factors influencing student academic performance, David Nourse

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It’s Not about Brooklyn, Elee Maybelle Oak

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Synthesis and Electrochemical Characterization of PANI/Ni and PANI/Au/Ni Composites, Morgan Emily Pacini

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An Examination of Accuracy and Elaborations for Character Traits in a Narrative, Michael Palena

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Social Cognition in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Elyse Parke

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Advanced Applications Of Big Data Analytics, Sai Phani Krishna Parsa

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A Comparison of Outdoor Bioaerosol and Particulate Measurements in Las Vegas, Tanviben Yogeshkumar Patel

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A Potential Solution to a Poopy Problem: Bile Salt Analogs as Prophylactics Against Clostridium Difficile Infection, Jacqueline Renee Phan

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An Evaluation of the Effects of the Coach-Athlete Relationship on Athlete Mental Health, Corey Rae Phillips

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The Psychophysiological Correlates of Personality, Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Social Support, Meghan E. Pierce

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Cultural Influences upon Soviet-Era Programmatic Piano Music for Children, Maria Pisarenko

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Athlete Alcohol Use and Alcohol-Related Consequences: The Role of Drinking Motives, Michelle Pitts

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Surface Hydrologic Modeling and Analyzing Watershed Hydrologic Response to Landcover Change, Roshan Poudel

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Sparse MRI and CT Reconstruction, Ali Pouryazdanpanah Kermani

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Cli-Fi Cinema: An Epideictic Rhetoric of Blame, Chloe Louise Powell

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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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Miocene-Pliocene(?) Folds, Normal Faults and the Left-Lateral Buckhorn Fault with Regional Implications, Pahranagat Shear Zone, Nevada, Thomas Godfrey Price

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The Role of Social Location in Coping with Caregiving, Jacqueline Ragin

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Audits and Accountability in Non-Governmental Organizations, Kenneth J. Retzl

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Acculturation and Causes of Death Among Filipinos in the US: Focus on Cancer, Abegail Terso Reyes

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Self-Monitoring: A Behavioral Intervention for Children Attending Head Start, Samantha Riggleman

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An Analysis of Stress and Self-Efficacy Experienced by General and Special Educators, Joanne Lyn Ringer

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Phase equilibria, compressibility, and thermal analysis of bastnaesite-(La), Richard Lee Rowland

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Cost Comparison of Cement Concrete and Polymer Concrete Manholes in Sewer Systems, Sayan Sakhakarmi

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The Balance Between Privacy and Safety in Police UAV Use: The Power of Threat and Its Effect on People’s Receptivity, Mari Sakiyama

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Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Studies of Technetium-99m and Rhenium-188 Peptides, Vanessa Anne Sanders

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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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A Systematic Literature Review: Existing Hospitality & Tourism Research on Big Data, Jiaojiao Song

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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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Proposing a Manager Profile that is Predictive of Employee Job-Embeddedness, Satisfaction, and Engagement, Lauren Stephens

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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