Spring 2020 list of graduates

We're proud to recognize our students who graduated in Spring 2020. 

Graduate School

David Zeh, Dean

Spring 2020 Doctoral Degree Candidates for Graduation
Print Name Degree Major Dissertation Title
Donovan Adams Doctor of Philosophy Anthropology Community Development and Culture Negotiation during the Early Bronze Age in Western Anatolia
Ryan E. Allen Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Thouraya A. Al-Nasser Doctor of Philosophy Psychology A Component and Process Analysis of the Impact of Enhanced Self-Instructional Packets on Behavioral Programming
Yazeed Alsubhi Doctor of Philosophy Atmospheric Science Numerical Simulation of the Dynamics of Summer Shamal Dust Storms
Nicholas T. Andrew Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Hector Arciniega Doctor of Philosophy Neuroscience
Monique Alexandria Arnold Doctor of Philosophy English Genres of Resistance: Authorship and Womanhood in the American West
Martin J. Azzam Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Steven Neal Bacon Doctor of Philosophy Hydrology High Resolution Lake-Level and Paleoclimate Reconstruction from Integrated Geologic, Glacial, Tectonic, and Hydrologic Modeling of the southeastern Sierra Nevada
Khalid Bakhshaliyev Doctor of Philosophy Computer Science and Engineering High Performance Computation of Network Data and Graph Metrics
Santosh B. Banisetty Doctor of Philosophy Computer Science and Engineering Multi-Context Socially-Aware Navigation Using Non-Linear Optimization
Laura Barcelos Nomicos Doctor of Philosophy Psychology The Value Enhancing Effects of Nicotine Across Complex Reinforcers
Tarra Becher Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Jaskaranjeet Kaur Bhullar Doctor of Nursing Practice Nursing Practice
Brian Allen Bird Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Janelle J. Blankenburg Doctor of Philosophy Computer Science and Engineering Generalized Task Structure Learning for Collaborative Multi-Robot Task Allocation
Temitope I. Borokini Doctor of Philosophy Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology
Teysha Lanee Bowser Doctor of Philosophy Education Gendered Racial Microaggressions, Racial Battle Fatigue, and Intergenerational Learning with Three Generations of Black Women
Laura Ann Breu Doctor of Nursing Practice Nursing Practice
Joshua Lee Bryan Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Kathleen Margaret Burns Doctor of Nursing Practice Nursing Practice
Nathan Woodbury Camp Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Lorenzo Capannolo Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Kaydee Diana Carroll Doctor of Nursing Practice Nursing Practice
Shane C. Carter Doctor of Philosophy Education
Patrick Allen Cassiday Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Adelle G B Cerreta Doctor of Philosophy Neuroscience Statistical Learning Mechanisms Revealed Through Older Adult Memory Performance
Shanthan Chowdary Challa Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Jordan D. Clark Doctor of Philosophy Social Psychology
Kevin M. Cleary Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Susan Lynn Cocores Doctor of Nursing Practice Nursing Practice
Richard C. Crisostomo Doctor of Nursing Practice Nursing Practice
Duke D. Culbertson Doctor of Philosophy Mechanical Engineering
James A. Davis Doctor of Philosophy Biochemistry The ALA family of plant lipid flippasses are critical for vegetative growth in Arabidopsis
Julia M. Duncan Doctor of Philosophy Chemistry
Kirsten E. Dutcher Doctor of Philosophy Geography Connecting the Plots: Anthropogenic Disturbance and Mojave Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) Genetic Connectivity
Rebecca Hyde Edwards Doctor of Nursing Practice Nursing Practice
Neal K. Ekpoudia Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Aubrey L. Etopio Doctor of Philosophy Social Psychology Meanings and Measurement of Fear of Crime: A Multi-Method Study
Lauran Evans Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Natalie R. Fetto Doctor of Philosophy Chemistry Shedding Light on Biological and Ecological Function
Megan Floyd Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Misha Fotoohi Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Jacob Samuel Francis Doctor of Philosophy Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Quality, composition, and chemistry: how complex floral rewards shape bee foraging behavior and pollen movement
Anna Froelich Doctor of Nursing Practice Nursing Practice
Rebecca L. George Doctor of Philosophy Anthropology Dental Variation in Central Mexican Latinx Individuals
Jonathan Gevorkian Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Natalie Gevorkian Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Sharon M. Goldrup Doctor of Philosophy Education The “Perfect Storm”: K-12 Virtual Education for Students with Disabilities and High Stakes Graduation Requirements
Kathy Lynn Goldsworthy Doctor of Nursing Practice Nursing Practice
Michael Anthony Gomez Doctor of Philosophy Psychology An examination of the relationship between visuo-motor and visuo-perceptual processing
Jill Grattan Doctor of Philosophy Education Using the System of Least Prompts to Teach Self-Help Skills to Students Who are Deafblind
Nicole J. Grose Doctor of Philosophy Education Predictors of Successful Completion of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
Ethan J. Grumstrup Doctor of Philosophy Economics
Dezhou Guo Doctor of Philosophy Materials Science and Engineering Physical and chemical behaviors of high energy density materials
Matthew J. Gwiazdon Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Laura Haak Doctor of Philosophy Civil and Environmental Engineering Sustainability Assessments to Evaluate the Impact of Water Reuse in Urban Water Resource Management
Jonathan Habashy Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Anthony Harrington Doctor of Philosophy Chemistry The role of Quorum Sensing in Interspecies Interactions between Streptococci
Jonathan L. Holt Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Ryan J. Hood Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Jeremy Jean Iratcabal Doctor of Philosophy Physics Experimental Investigations of Carbon and Titanium Molecular Species in Laser Ablation Plumes
Caren L. Jaggers Doctor of Nursing Practice Nursing Practice
Nikki P. Javia Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Curtis L. Johnson Doctor of Philosophy Geology The Relationship Between Eocene Magmatism and Gold Mineralization in the Great Basin, USA: Insights from the Phoenix-Fortitude Porphyry-Skarn System and Regional Intrusions Associated with Mineralization
Katherine R. Johnson Doctor of Philosophy Chemistry Singlet oxygen generating luminescent lanthanide complexes with naphthalimide- and oligothiophene-based sensitizers
Ryan Lonell Johnson Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Ann Elizabeth Jones Doctor of Philosophy Social Psychology Sexual Assault on College Campuses: An Investigation of Psychological Well-Being and Reporting Behaviors of Female Victims
Steven D. Kim Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Victoria Alexandria Knoche Doctor of Philosophy Social Psychology Voice, neutrality, respect, and trust: Assessing the association between observed measures of procedural justice at adjudication and youth outcomes in juvenile court cases
Clinton M. Kolseth Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Sergey A. Konyshev Doctor of Philosophy Geology Diversity of Metasedimentary Rock-Hosted Au-(W-Sb-Hg) Mineralization within the Stibnite Roof Pendant and Its Relation to Exhumation History, Yellow Pine Mining District, Idaho.
George Kostanian Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Marjaana Krieger Doctor of Nursing Practice Nursing Practice
Rma Kumra Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Dimitrios Kyriakou Doctor of Philosophy Education A Quantitative Investigation of Law Enforcement Officers’ Self-Reported Leadership Practices, Trust, and Personality Traits
Kam Ping Law Doctor of Philosophy Civil and Environmental Engineering Secure a sustainable, regional phosphorus supply: Development of a strategic phosphorus reserve through recovery from wastewater
Janice K. Lee Fuquay Doctor of Philosophy Education
Bruce T. Lensch Doctor of Philosophy Public Health Childhood adversity, substance use, and mental health problems: The protective influence of resilience and assets
Yi-Jyun Lin Doctor of Philosophy Political Science Identifying Spatiotemporal Effects of Climate on Civil Conflicts
Jed Locquiao Doctor of Philosophy Education An experiment on texting to “nudge” the moral reasoning of preservice teachers
Stallar Pierce Lufrano-Jardine Doctor of Philosophy Education Why does a company with a high carbon footprint adopt sustainability as a core value?
Sharon Malwane Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Bo Mao Doctor of Philosophy Mechanical Engineering Laser shock processing of magnesium alloys: microstructure evolution and enhanced mechanical properties
Austin J. Marett Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Shane David Marsili Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Gilberto Martinez Esparza Doctor of Philosophy Geology Productive Versus Non-productive Porphyry Systems Surrounding The Peñasquito Diatreme-Porphyry System, Zacatecas, Mexico.
Tyson S. Matern Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Erika C. Mauban Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Rodel Maulit Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Natasha Carmen Maximoff Doctor of Philosophy Education The Administrator Experience with Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders in Comprehensive High Schools: A Phenomenological Study
Daniel C. Mayes Doctor of Philosophy Physics
Austin Meng Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Ajeet K. Milliard Doctor of Philosophy Geology Temporal and Spatial Constraints on a Sedimentary Rock-Hosted Gold Deposit; Pequop Mountains, Nevada
Justin B. Milliard Doctor of Philosophy Geology Genetic Links Between Extensional Tectonics and the Formation of Low Sulfidation Epithermal Au-Ag Deposits
Kelli Paloolian Moore Doctor of Philosophy Education
Trevor D. Moravec Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Bryn Erin Morris Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Carson M. Morris Doctor of Philosophy Education A Qualitative Study of The Lived Relational Experiences of Sex Trafficked Women
Cristina Mosqueda Doctor of Nursing Practice Nursing Practice
Patrick Mullett Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Madison Murray Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Rory T. Newlands Doctor of Philosophy Psychology Evaluating the Feasibility and Client Acceptability of Video Intervention Adjuncts Developed for the Treatment of Victims of Intimate Partner Violence: A Stage One Pilot Trial
Rory Tyne Newlands Doctor of Philosophy Psychology
Megan Rachelle Oberbillig Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Kelly Jane O'Connell Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Lee Olsen Doctor of Philosophy English Post-Naturalist Fictions of Resilience: Resisting Political Economic Violence in Contemporary American Literature
Venea T. Omandac Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Ecem Ozsahin Doctor of Philosophy Civil and Environmental Engineering Torsional ground motion effects on the seismic response of continuous box-girder highway bridges
Diana Padilla Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Zachary Mason Paquette Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Rustin Jin Park Doctor of Nursing Practice Nursing Practice
Sehoon Park Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Amar N. Patra Doctor of Philosophy Computer Science and Engineering Self-Reconfigurable Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Networks for Wireless Communication Provisioning
Christine Y. Pebbles Doctor of Nursing Practice Nursing Practice
Nyssa Perryman Rayne Doctor of Philosophy Geography Do (Weather) Girls Just Wanna Have Fun?: A Survey of Broadcast Meteorologist Stereotypes and Experiences
Nelson Vicente Quezada, Jr Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Jenna J. Rassuchine Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Visesh I. Ravikumar Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Joseph Clayton Rebman Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Jessica S. Reimche Doctor of Philosophy Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Evolution of an Adaptive Trait: Phenotypic, Physiological, and Genetic Patterns of TTX Resistance in the Sierra Garter Snake Thamnophis couchii
Thomas Riecke Doctor of Philosophy Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology
Arash Roohani Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Kristan N. Russell Doctor of Philosophy Social Psychology Courtesy Stigma: Examining the Collateral Consequences of Sexual Offenses and Subsequent Policy on Partners of Sexual Offenders
Liberatus J. Rwebugisa Doctor of Philosophy Education The Empowerment Process: An Examination of the Development of Personal (Psychological) and Interpersonal Empowerment - A Qualitative Case Study Research Using Self-Determination Theory
Kyle A. Scalise Doctor of Philosophy Geo-engineering Improving Health and Safety at Surface and Underground Mines by Implementing Emerging Technologies Coupled With Geotechnical and Climatic Modeling
Robert T. Screen Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Kristen Leanne Seeley Doctor of Nursing Practice Nursing Practice
Deep Sengupta Doctor of Philosophy Atmospheric Science Chemical composition and light absorbing properties of fresh and aged brown carbon aerosols from laboratory biomass burning
Prem Balaji Senthil Kumar Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Raj M. Shukla Doctor of Philosophy Computer Science and Engineering Optimization and Anomaly Detection for Smart City-based Applications
Craig P. Shul Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Arpith Siddaiah Doctor of Philosophy Mechanical Engineering Understanding the tribocorrosion behavior of surface treatments, textures, and environmentally friendly lubricants
Sameera Siddiqui Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Paban Sitaula Doctor of Philosophy Chemistry Synthesis of contorted nanographenes via multi-fold alkyne benzannulation reactions
Zina Heath Stavitsky Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Abigail Esther Stephens Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Phillip Street Doctor of Philosophy Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology
Kodi L. Summers Doctor of Philosophy Materials Science and Engineering On the development of a novel flow-type electrochemical microcell for high spatial resolution analysis
Reba Suri Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Serenity G. Sweet Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Victoria M. Swenson Doctor of Philosophy Anthropology Population Movements and Social Structure in Medieval and Early Modern Poland
Ashley Rose Tarchione Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Jonathan Thorpe Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Joseph Alex William Toth Doctor of Philosophy Civil and Environmental Engineering Evaluation of scale effects in load-displacement response of drilled shafts based on field load tests
Dylan Curtis Turner Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Sunil Upadhyay Doctor of Philosophy Physics Spin coherence and optical properties of alkali-metal atoms in solid parahydrogen
Catalina Vechiu Doctor of Philosophy Psychology A Randomized Controlled Trial of Trauma Psychoeducation for Mental Health Literacy in Integrated Primary Care
Brian R. Wade Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Michael Walley Doctor of Philosophy Chemistry Underutilized Dieneophiles: Asymmetric Diels-Alder Reaction of Ynones and Ynoates with Oxygen-Functionalized Dienes
Nicholas Wesely Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Chelsea Wilhite Doctor of Philosophy Psychology Systematic Examination of the Additive Affects of Humorous Verbal Stimuli on Cooperative Responding Durning an Analogue Data Entry Work Task
Jaime Lynne Young Doctor of Nursing Practice Nursing Practice
Michael D. Young Doctor of Medicine Medicine
Rui Yue Doctor of Philosophy Civil and Environmental Engineering Determination of Progression Speeds for Traffic Signal Coordination
Xiangjun Zhang Doctor of Philosophy Public Health Healthcare Utilizatioin, Unmet Service Needs and HIV Treatment Outcomes among People Living with HIV/AIDS in Nevada
Adrian Matthew Zytkoskee Doctor of Philosophy English Reflective Writing in Medical Education: An Exploration of Purposes and Practices through a Composition Studies’ Lens