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 2016

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Efficient Algorithms for Clustering Polygonal Obstacles, Sabbir Kumar Manandhar

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Creating A Dynamic, Multi-Purpose Correction for Multiple Geometries and Field Sizes to Account for Off-Axis and Asymmetric Backscatter With Varian Portal Dosimetry, Remy Manigold

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Mr. Universe Wants To Live Forever, Oksana Marafioti

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Considerations For a Hotel Investment, Stephen Blake Marriott

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School Connectedness: Comparing Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders to Their General Education Peers, Robert Jordon Marsh

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Ozonation in Water Reuse: Formation and Mitigation of N-~nitrosodimethylamine, Erica J. Marti

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Characterization of Impact Properties of Forged, Layered, and Additive Manufactured Titanium Alloy, Melissa Kathryn Matthes

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The Effect of Gender, Not Math Anxiety, on Working Memory Tasks, Amy J. Mcauley

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Four Sonnets by Pablo Neruda, sets 1 and 2, by Judith Cloud, for High Voice and Piano: A Performer’s Perspective, Sheronda Levonne Mckee

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Interference Effects of Urban Rubble on the Radioanalytical Analysis of Strontium, Derek Roger Mclain

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The Effect of Gluten on Puberty Onset and Glycemic Response in Female Rats, Bethaney Mclaughlin

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Understanding the Preparation and Support Needed for Undergraduate Clinical Faculty, Sara Mcpherson

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Incomplete Denitrification in Thermus Species, Chrisabelle Mefferd

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A​ Program Evaluation of Outside Las Vegas’ YMCA Education Program, Robin Mendoza, Kevin Schmidt, Arcelia Barajas, and Branson Chun

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Novel Pathways to High-Efficiency Chalcopyrite Photovoltaic Devices: A Spectroscopic Investigation of Alternative Buffer Layers and Alkali-Treated Absorbers, Michelle Mezher

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Reader Engagement with Data Journalism: Comparing the Guardian and Washington Post's Coverage of People Killed by Police, Dan Michalski

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Of Wolves & Thieves: A Love Story, Kayla Miller

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Structural Behavior of NbSexTe2-x Superconductors Under High Pressure, Vahe Mkrtchyan

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The Effects of Psychopathic Traits on Social Support Networks, Stephanie Marie Molina

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The Effect of Attachment Placement and Location on Rotational Control of Conical Teeth Using Clear Aligner Therapy, Pouya Momtaz

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Connection or Competence: Emotional Labor Versus Service Quality as Antecedents to Customer Loyalty, Andrew Moreo

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Neutron-Gamma Discrimination in Elpasolite Scintillator Detector, Brittany Morgan

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Globalization and the Rise of Militant Islamic Social Movement Organizations: The Case of UAMSHO (Awakening) Group in Zanzibar., Deogratius Mshigeni

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Structural Evolution of the Maynard Lake Fault Within the Left-Lateral Pahranagat Shear Zone, Nevada, USA, Mahmud Mustafa Muhammad

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Visualization of dropwise condensation on vertical plate and horizontal tube geometry, Blake Naccarato

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Alkali-Activated Natural Pozzolan/Slag Binder for Sustainable Concrete, Meysam Najimi

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Ionic Polymer-Metal Composite Actuators Based on Nafion Blends with Functional Polymers, Jungsoo Nam

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Perceiving Hierarchical Musical Structure in Auditory and Visual Modalities, Jessica Erin Nave-Blodgett

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From Access to Excess: Agribusiness, Federal Water Programs, and the Historical Roots of the California Water Crisis, Tracy Marie Neblina

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Development of Solar Experiments with Remote Laboratory Capability for Engineering Education of the Future, Otto Kyle Neidert

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Assessing a Potential Paleothermal Anomaly near a Salt Wall Using (U-TH)/HE Thermochronology and Silica Cementation Analysis, Onion Creek, Utah, Richard Gregory Ness

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Causes and Impacts of Geotechnical Problems on Bridge and Road Construction Projects, Krishna Prasad Neupane

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Occurrence and Proliferation of Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance in Wastewater Treatment Plants, Majid Neyestani

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Secondary Preservice Teacher Expectations of the Principal's Role in New Teacher Induction, Matthew C. Nishimoto

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Novel Non-Blocking Approach for a Concurrent Heap, Rashmi Niyolia

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Radiation Therapy and Dosing Material Transport Methodology, Robert O'brien

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A Comparison of the Effects of Peer Networks and Peer Video Modeling on Positive Social Interactions Performed By Young Children With Developmental Disabilities, Conrad Oh-Young

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Developing Registered Nurse Competency in Diabetes Care, Elizabeth Ortiz

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Effectiveness of Commercially-Available Cosmetic Cleaners on Cosmetics and Cosmetic Brushes, Vanessa Ortiz

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An Examination of Sagebrush Rebellion Communications Using Narrative Policy Framework, Amber Overholser

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Clark County Department of Family Services, Parenting Project, Julie Owens, Natalie Grajeda, Stephanie Thelen, David L. Olivieri, and Fredric Jackson

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Delirium Education Program for Critical Care Nurses: A Mixed Methods Study, Meredith Padilla Padilla

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Canovas Canyon Rhyolites, Jemez Volcanic Field, New Mexico: Discrete Source Magmas, or a Potential Caldera Forming Magma System?, Penelope Marie Padmore

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Rhinestones in the Desert: The Rise and Fall of the Las Vegas Showgirl and the Productions That Shaped Her, Diane Marie Palm

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Using Generalizability Theory to Investigate Sources of Variance of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 with Trainees, Dorothy Rita Parriott

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Analysis of Power-Down Systems with Five States, Govind Pathak

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An Investigation of the Testing Effect on Motor Learning, Aaron Leonard Pauls

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The Relationship Between Clinical Teaching Models and Perceived Clinical Self-Efficacy and Attitude Toward Team Process, Christina H. Plemmons

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The Role of Mfd in Stationary-Phase Oxidative Damage Repair in Bacillus subtilis, Katelyn E. Porter

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Simulation of Online Bin Packing in Practice, Kalpana Rajagopal

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A Case Study on Enterprise Content Management using Agile Methodology, Rohit Raj

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Identifying Learning Acquired During Debriefing, Shelly J. Reed

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Hypoxic Stress in Athletes With Sickle Cell Trait, Samantha Elizabeth Reynolds

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Image, Narrative, & Concept of Time in Valerie Capers's Song Cycle Song of the Seasons, Lillian Channelle Roberts

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Heaven on Their Minds, Rebecca Kate Robison

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Persuasion of Online Crowdfunding Videos, Matthew Roe

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The Intergenerational Effects of Parental Divorce on Young Adult Relationships, Skyler William Roper

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Identifying Maltreated Youth at High Risk for Posttraumatic Symptom Clusters Using Nonparametric Modeling, Emma H. Ross

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Design, Fabrication and Testing of Monolithic Low-Power Passive Sigma-Delta Analog-to-Digital Converters, Angsuman Roy

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Process Development for the Fabrication of Semiconductor Devices and Circuits Using Spin-On Dopant, Richard R. Ryan

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Evaluating the Impact of a Smoking Ban in Las Vegas Casino Resorts, Emi K. Sakevich

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An Analysis of Reflective Thinking in Teacher Candidates' ePortfolios, Cristina Salinas-Grandy

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Tearing up the Tallgrass, Brett Salsbury

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Bursting the Backpacker Bubble: Exploring Backpacking Ideology, Practices, and Contradictions, Mark J. Salvaggio

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The Role of School Boards in Addressing Opportunity and Equity for English Learners in the U.S. Mountain West, Carrie Sampson

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"Nobody Can #DragMeDown": An Analysis of the One Direction Fandom's Ability to Influence and Dominate Worldwide Twitter Trends, Nicole Kelsey Santero

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Changes in Teachers' Constructivist Beliefs and Practices from Preservice to Inservice Teaching: A Mixed Methods Approach, Christina Joan Santoyo

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Evaluation of Electron Donors for Perchlorate and Nitrate Biodegradation in Contaminated Groundwater Applications, Mayra Alejandra Sarria Cortes

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Growing Together? Community, Culture, and Gardening in Downtown Las Vegas, Tyler S. Schafer

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Yiddish Diction in Singing, Carrie Suzanne Schuster-Wachsberger

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"Mother, I will": Female Subjectivity and Religious Vision in the Brontës Novels, Amanda Scott

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Leadership Competencies at Concordia University System Institutions, Samuel Joseph Seefeld

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Keep Moving: Stories, Syed Haider Shahbaz

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Laboratory Evaluation of Geogrid-Reinforced Flexible Pavements, Mohammadreza Sharbaf

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A Web-Based Solution for Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Traffic Management, Monetta Angelique Shaw

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Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, and the Populist Tradition in Presidential Rhetoric, Sarah Beth Shaw

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Interrelationships among Teacher Self-Efficacy, Collective Teacher Efficacy, and Teachers’ Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Qingmin Shi

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Parallel Static Object Detection, Tirambad Shiwakoti

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Vision-Based Intersection Monitoring: Behavior Analysis & Safety Issues, Mohammad Shokrolah Shirazi

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The JVMCSP Runtime and Code Generator for ProcessJ in Java, Cabel Dhoj Shrestha

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A Web Based User Interface for Machine Learning Analysis of Health and Education Data, Chandani Shrestha

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Causes of Change Orders and Its Impact on Road Maintenance Contracts, Kabindra Kumar Shrestha

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Framework of Performance-Based Contracting for Chip Seal and Striping Maintenance Activities, Kishor Shrestha

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Perchlorate Bioremediation: Controlling Media Loss in Ex-Situ Fluidized Bed Reactors and In-Situ Biological Reduction by Slow-Release Electron Donor, Sichu Shrestha

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Shakespeare's Dowry: Subjectivity and Resistance in The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, and The Merchant of Venice, Homer Lee Simms

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Development and Testing of an Assessment to Measure Spatial Thinking about Enhanced Greenhouse Effect, Heather Jean Skaza

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Cultural Competence of Nurse Practitioners: Providing Care for Gay and Lesbian Clients, Paul Steven Smith

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Impedance Spectroscopy Studies of Yttria Stabilized Zirconia Under Extreme Conditions, Quinlan Blaine Smith

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Forcing Cesium into Higher Oxidation States via Useful Hard X-ray Induced Chemistry at Extreme Conditions, Daniel Thomas Sneed

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Examining the Effects of Body Weight Support and Speed on Physiological Measures and Lower Leg Muscular Activity, Michael Thomas Soucy

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Ionic Electroactive Polymer Devices: Physics-Based Modeling with Experimental Investigation and Verification, Tyler Paul Stalbaum

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Synthesis and Characterization of Graphene, Ashok Em Sudhakar

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Mining Unstructured Log Messages for Security Threat Detection, Candace Suh-Lee

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The Effect of Blackboard Tools on the Community of Inquiry and Learner Satisfaction with Learning Management System-Enabled Courses, Alice Swift

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Hunger Games: The Effects of Alternate Day Fasting on Food Intake, Body Weight, and Leptin and Ghrelin in Rats, Debra Kirsty Mortel Tacad

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Analyses of Streamflow Change Patterns and Correlation of These Changes with Sea-Surface Temperature Fluctuations, Kazi Ali Tamaddun

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Evaluating the Risk to Ostomy Patients Working With Uranium Using the ICRP Biokinetic Model for the Gastrointestinal Tract, Sara Taylor

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Measurement of Neutron Activation from a High Energy Varian Linear Accelerator, Timothy Thatcher

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Pendulum Based Impact Testing of Athletic Helmets Using the NOCSAE Headform, Bradley Thorne

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The Effects of Cryopreservation on Human Dental Pulp-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells, Allison Elaine Tomlin