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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Volunteer Recruitment and Retention Evaluation for Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, Chris Buchanan, David Corral, and Gavin Whipple

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Latino Youth Leadership Conference: Evaluation of Program Success, Participant College Attendance and Completion, Christian Clapp, Gil Revolorio, Juman Sharif, and Marjorie Stewart

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Family Promise Final Evaluation, Muriel Duval, Heather Ashley-Henderson, and Patrick Becker

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Program Evaluation for Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada, Josephine Fenton

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Non-blocking Priority Queue based on Skiplists with Relaxed Semantics, Ashok Adhikari

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Upper Extremity Muscle Activity During Simulated Dryland Swimming While Wearing Wetsuit, Ciro J. Agnelli

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Are Universities Providing Non-STEM Students the Mathematics Preparation Required by Their Programs?: A Case Study of a Quantitative Literacy Pathway and Vertical Alignment from Remediation to Degree Completion, Charles Merritt Allen

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Stride Leg Ground Reaction Forces Pre- and Post-Fatigue in Collegiate Baseball Pitchers, Courtney Alley

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The Bioarchaeology of Inequality during the Middle Bronze Age in Central Anatolia, Cheryl Anderson

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The Impact of Visual Impairments on Mobility Performance in Community-Dwelling Older Adults, Lauren Andrew, Talia Davis, and Christian Johnson

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Competitive Power Down Methods in Green Computing, James Andro-Vasko

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True-self and the uses and gratifications of Instagram among college-aged females, Jocelyn Apodaca

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Impacts of Ozone Dose and Empty Bed Contact Time on Bulk Organic Removal and Disinfection Byproduct Mitigation in Ozone-Biofiltration Systems, Mayara Aquino

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Going Old School: Using Eighteenth Century Pedagogy Models to Foster Musical Skills and Creativity in Today's Students, Monique Arar

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Specification of Mixed Logit Models Using an Optimization Approach, Cristian David Arteaga Sanchez

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Practical Applications of Revenue Management in Full Service Restaurants, Sean Aten

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The Effects of Fatigue on Balance in Individuals with Parkinson's Disease: Influence of Medication and Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor Genotype, Michael Baer, Bradley Klemetson, and Diana Scott

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Analysis of Human Movement Patterns during Endurance Running, Joshua Paul Bailey

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Instrumentation and Measurement of Thermoelectric and Structural Properties of Binary Chalcogenides and Half-Heusler Alloys at Extreme Conditions Using a Paris-Edinburgh Press, Jason Lee Baker

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High School Gardens Program across the Nation: Current Practices, Perceived Benefits, Barriers, and Resources, Noehealani Cierra Bareng- Antolin

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Reality and Nature in Robinson Jeffers, Joshua D. Bartee

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Phosphate Release: The Effect of Prebiotic Organic Compounds on Dissolution of Merrillite, Whitlockite, Chlorapatite, and Fluorapatite, Courtney Lea Bartlett

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Parent and Teacher Perspectives of the Social Competence of Dual Language Learners, Christine Baxter

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Remember the Country and the Age in Which We Live": The British Gothic Novel in the Age of Enlightenment, 1764-1798, Garland David Beasley

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Developing a Navajo Educational Media Guide: A Community Perspective, Shawna Lynn Begay

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EM Wave Interaction with a Bounded Plasma Column Supporting an Electron Beam, Asmelash Teshome Beshah

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Table of the Sun, Christine Bettis

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Preschool Teacher Knowledge and Skills: Phonemic Awareness and Instruction, Cecilia Anne Billow

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An Evaluation of GABAB Receptors on Modulating Neuroinflammation in a Non-Transgenic Animal Model of Alzheimer's Disease, Monica Bolton

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Predictors of Physical Therapy Non-Treatment Among Patients Scheduled for Treatment Two Times a Day in the Acute Hospital, Sara Bookout and Kyle Ozaki

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Examining the Extent and Impact of Surveillance on Animal Rights Activists, Cassandra Boyer

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Price Prediction: Determining Changes in Stock Pricing through Sentiment Analysis of Online Consumer Reviews, Daryl F. Boykin

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The Influence of CrossFit Training on Running Mechanics, Sophia D. Bradley

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A case study on the emergence of boutique and lifestyle hotels, Tiffany M. Braun

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Re-evaluation of Acceptance Testing Criteria for Structural Masonry Using the Prism Test Method, James Bristow

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Tres Danzas Cubanas by Alejandro García Caturla: A Transcription for Wind Orchestra with Accompanying Biographical Sketch and Transcription Method, Darrell Brown

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Are Vending Machine Selections Healthier? Trends in Dietary Quality of Vending Machine Food and Beverage Selections among NHANES Participants Age 6-19 Years between 2003-2012, Aurora Maria Buffington

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Finding the Shakespeare in Ambroise Thomas' Hamlet: A Comparison of Plot and Character in the Seventeenth-century English Play and the Nineteenth-century French Opera, Bonita Elissa Bunt

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Numerical Methods for Option Pricing under the Two-Factor Models, Jiacheng Cai

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Impacts of WeChat on Millennials’ Perceptions and Consumption Behaviors in the Hotel Industry, Mengqi Cai

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"Already Writers": A Case Study in Assessment and Visual Rhetoric Connections in Digital Multimodal Composition, Fawn Elise Canady

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Reverse Migration: Documenting How the Educational Experiences of Transnational Youth in Mexican Schools are Shaped by Parental Deportation, Sandra Lourdes Candel

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Nonmonotonicity in Absolute and Relative Preferences for Real and Imagined Rewards, Nicholas Carfagno

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Jornaleros Engaged in a Multidimensional Struggle: A Critical Ethnography with Day Laborers in Las Vegas, Jorge Adrian Castrejon

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Object Language/On Defining Sculpture, Thaddeus Barak Moore Celia-Zoellner

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Gene Expression Profiling in the Larval Fat Body of Desiccation Selected Drosophila melanogaster, Adriana Michelle Charles

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Understanding the Long-Term Changes in Hydrologic Processes on a Watershed Scale Due to Climate Variability and Change, Chao Chen

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Examining the Decoy and the Phantom Decoy Effects on the Menu Item Choice, Yang-Su Chen

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Exterior Giant Planet Effects on Terrestrial Architecture, Anna Corinne Childs

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Volatile Technetium Oxides: Implications for Nuclear Waste Vitrification, Bradley Covington Childs

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Survey and Analysis of Android Authentication Using App Locker, Akshitha Reddy Chintalaphani

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A Historical Case Study of Title IX in Nevada: An Excellent Investment in Our Youth, Jason Clark

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Volunteer Management in Faith-Based Organizations, Cheryl Regina Coleman

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Gait and Balance in Alzheimer's Disease: A Retrospective Analysis Across Varying Levels of Cognitive Impairment, Diana Contreras, Jessica Heim, and Jun Nelson

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Worked to Leisure: The Intersections of Volunteerism, Work, and Leisure, Denise Nicole Cook

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Radiative Contour Mapping Using UAS Swarm, Zachary Cook

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More Bang for your Buck: Bolstering Learning Via Refutation Text with Refutation-based Elaborated Feedback, Jacqueline R. Cordova

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Disposition and Success of Patients Following Discharge in the Acute Setting, Ciera Cortney, Kathryn Lutjens, and Kristopher Raines

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Sex Worker and Proud: A Phenomenological Study of Consensual Sex Workers' Lives, Michael Gerald Curtis Jr.

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A Phenomenological Study of the Process of Transitioning Out of the Military and Into Civilian Life from the Acculturation Perspective, Wilisha C. Daniels

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Preventing Deaths by Writing: In Search of a Prescriptive Software Solution for Curing Student Writing Ills in Postsecondary Nursing Education, Donald Allen Deever

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A Study of Strengthening Secondary Mathematics Teachers’ Knowledge of Statistics and Probability via Professional Development, Lina Devaul

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Temperament and Behavior Factors in a Community Sample of Youth with Selective Mutism, Rachele Alexandra Diliberto

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Fine-Wire Intramuscular Insertion to the Lumbar Paraspinal Muscles does not Affect Muscle Activation and Performance During High Exertion Spinal Extension Muscle Contractions, James DiMascio, Rebeka Hicks, Matthew Kimber, and Kelsey Synder

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Determining the Effects of Social Media Monitoring to Identify Potential Foodborne Illness in Southern Nevada, Lauren Diprete

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The Reliability of the Thoracic Percussion Test, Casey Donaldson, Rey Veloz, and Kaylee Waters

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Synthesis of Actinide Materials for the Study of Basic Actinide Science and Rapid Separation of Fission Products, Jacquelyn M. Dorhout

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Remote sensing of the environmental impacts of utility-scale solar energy plants, Mohammad Masih Edalat

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Radio Spring, Kristian Louis Warren Einstman

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Cacophony, Noha Elbadry

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Learning to Adapt, Kelly Elcock

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The Role of Pre-Existing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Colorectal Cancer Stage and Survival in Elderly Americans: A Seer-Medicare Population-Based Study 2002-~2011, Sanae El Ibrahimi

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A Test Driven Approach to Develop Web-Based Machine Learning Applications, Armin Esmaeilzadeh

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The Impact of Supportive Parenting on Career Confidence of Young Adults, Salma Ettefagh

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Effects of Judicial Primary Election Systems on Challenger Emergence and Candidate Success, Katherine Eugenis

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Finding Top-k Dominance on Incomplete Big Data Using Map-Reduce Framework, Payam Ezatpoor

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A Program Evaluation of The State of Nevada's Certified Public Manager Program, Carolyn Faircloth, Pat La Putt, Diana Ritter, and Shawntay Tyler

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Etudes for the Bassoon: An Annotated Bibliography and Pedagogical Guide, Eric Joaquin Fassbender

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Co-navigating the U.S. Educational System: A Multiple Case Study of the Social and Academic Pressures Experienced By Iranian Immigrant Parents and Their 1.5-Generation Immigrant Children, Shahla Fayazpour

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PostPartum Depression Educational Intervention, Leslie Feth (kalyn)

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Everything Is Real, Brett Finlayson

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Impacts of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) on Translation in the Hospitality Industry, Ethan Fishbane

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Understanding College Preparedness of First-Semester College Students, Kimberly Marie Florence

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Cyclist Detection, Tracking, and Trajectory Analysis in Urban Traffic Video Data, Farideh Foroozandeh Shahraki

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Program Evaluation for the Nevada School of the Arts, Cherie Garrity, Lisa Levine, Angela Phillips, and Izack Tenorio

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Investigation of Setting Time and Compressive Strength of Ready-Mixed Concrete Blended with Returned Fresh Concrete, Negasi Niguse Gebremichael

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Complete Sequencing and Comparative Analysis of the Genomes of the First Magnetotactic Gammaproteobacteria Isolated in Pure Culture: Strains BW-2 and SS-5, Corey Geurink

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Numerical Characterization of the Flow Field and Heat Transfer Inside the Receiver of a Parabolic Trough Solar Collector Carrying Supercritical Co2, Samad Gharehdaghimollahajloo

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Teachers’ Perceptions of Motivational Support in Middle School Classrooms: A Multiple Case Study, Cherie Marlene Gibson

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Aging and Fermentation as Adaptive Food Management Strategies in the Arctic, Celeste Giordano

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The Impact of Economic Recession on the Health of Adult Nevadans, Ariana Goertz

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John Philip Sousa and the Wagner Overture: A New Transcription of the Overture to Der fliegende Holländer for Wind Orchestra, Stephen H. Goldeck

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Controlled Electrochemical Reduction of Gold and Palladium Metal Precursors in Polyaniline, Nicole Goodwin

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Scalability Analysis of Blockchains Through Blockchain Simulation, Sneha Goswami

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Validity and Diagnostic Accuracy of Broad Symptom Measures and ADHD Symptom Ratings for Identifying Individuals with ADHD Combined and ADHD Inattentive, Stacy Jean Graves

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Can Simple Postural Instructions Modify Running Forms in Recreational Runners, Casey Gray, Matthew Poggemiller, and Ian Tracy

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Factors Influencing Induction of Desiccation Tolerance in Bryophytes: Redefining Fundamental Aspects of the Organism’s Relationship with the Environment in Xeric Habitats, Joshua Lee Greenwood

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Evaluating the Chemical and Biological Stability of Finished Waters Blended for Direct Potable Reuse in a Simulated Distribution System, Assumption Grimaldi

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Applications of Elpasolites as a Multimode Radiation Sensor, Amber Lynn Guckes

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2018 Chinese New Year Special Events Planning for Casino Resorts in Las Vegas, Qidan Guo