This collection includes theses and dissertations from the College of Arts and Sciences. It is not exhaustive since most paper theses and dissertations have not been digitized. Generally, paper copies of theses and dissertations published prior to 2014 can be accessed in the University of Louisville Libraries. If you would like to add your thesis or dissertation to this collection, please see: http://ir.library.louisville.edu/about.html.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Synthesis, characterization, and electronic properties of novel 2D materials : transition metal dichalcogenides and phosphorene., George Anderson

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Effect of migration, carrying capacity, and fecundity on the formation of clinal patterns during range expansions., Neha J. Angal

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Effects of glyceollin on mRNA expression in the female mouse brain., Sanaya Firdaus Bamji

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When the silver screen fades to black : an analysis of black faces in film., Travesheia Rashel Bass

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How the city of Indianapolis came to have African American Policemen and Firemen 80 years before the modern civil rights movement., Leon E. Bates

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Patterns of early lexical and gestural development in children with Williams syndrome., Angela M. Becerra

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Learning from science lectures : students remember more and make better inferences when they complete skeletal outlines compared to other guided notes., David Bradley Bellinger

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Applying situational crime prevention to terrorism against airports and aircrafts., Molly Mae Block

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Investigating the influences of climate on the high elevation snowpack hydrology in the upper Colorado region., Claire-Louise Bode

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An environmental history of the Rio Grande in the Panama Canal zone, 1521- 1950., Francisco Javier Bonilla

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Crime and culture : a thematic reading of Sherlock Holmes and his adaptations., Britney Broyles

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A nativist upsurge : Kentucky's Know Nothing Party of the 1850s., Eric B. Brumfield

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The colored librarian : Thomas F. Blue and the Louisville Free Public Library's Colored Department, 1905-1935., Jacob Carlton Burress

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An evaluation of Multiple Endmember Spectral Mixture Analysis applied to Landsat 8 OLI images for mapping land cover in southern Africa's Savanna., Fernando Ferreira Caixeta

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"If this stuff matters, why isn't it being shared?" : citations, hyperlinks, and potential public futures of online writing in rhetoric and composition., Elizabeth Frances Bergeron Chamberlain

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Site responsibility : eco-art and environmental ethics in the anthropocene., Nicholas Flint Collins

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A study of the radiative pion capture process as a background to the search for muon to electron conversion with the mu2e experiment., Jacob Colston

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Working from the outside in., Byron Lee Coolie Jr.

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Exploring differences between the health and wellness of state police officers and community corrections professionals., Rodney Allen Copenhaver

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"We weren't created to do it by ourselves" : good mothering and maternal support across race, class, and family structure., Cheryl Lynn Crane

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"Puritan hypocrisy" and "conservative Catholicity" : how Roman Catholic clergy in the border states interpreted the U.S. Civil War., Carl C. Creason

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The queer child and haut bourgeois domesticity : Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt., Jessica Cresseveur

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"A part of, rather than apart from" : Louisville's black arts scene in the mid-twentieth century., Wesley Sawyer Cunningham

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Examination of the relevance of PI3K and PTEN pathway in Ustilago maydis., Nathaniel Edward Dalton

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Negotiating resistance with the character G in Naomi Izuka’s Polaroid stories., Konrad Ormand Davis Jr.

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Secular but not superficial : an overlooked nonreligious/nonspiritual identity., Daniel G. Delaney

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Patchwork : a southern family portrait., Rebekah Dement Farmer

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Teacher bias in elementary school and the factors that aid it., Camara Uras Douglas

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Challenging conventional wisdom : section 8 housing and the real impact on neighborhood values in Louisville, Kentucky., Paul Francis Dries

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Putting Christians on the map : topographic mosaics from late antique Jordan as representations of authority and status., Tracey Elizabeth Eckersley

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To write a life : three women in history., Justy Louise Engle

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Master Buddha & the jolly golly fun time gang., Todd Edward Evans

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"This machine kills fascists" : the public pedagogy of the American folk singer., Harley Ferris

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9/11 memorials : contested memory, competing narratives, and healing., Jennifer A. Fraley

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Constructing urban life : a study of automobile dependency in 148 mid-size U.S. cities., Chad Paul Frederick

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Kentucky's first statesman : George Nicholas and the founding of the commonwealth., Benjamin Michael Gies

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Impact of luminance and spatial parameters on the generation of the human pattern electroretinogram., Kate A. Godwin

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Using a mouse model to investigate male bias in autism spectrum disorder incidence., Elizabeth Ann Gordon

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Chemoselective reactions and their applications in metabolite isolation and analysis., Sadakatali Shokatali Gori

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Urban flooding and sewer inundation on the University of Louisville Belknap campus., Justin T. Hall

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The process of empathetic bonding with Berniece Charles., Candice Renee Handy

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Computation of Least Angle Regression coefficient profiles and LASSO estimates., Sandamala Hettigoda

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The evolution and analysis of legal protection for medical conscientious objectors., John Peter Hill

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Mechanisms responsible for the development of causal perception in infancy., Nicholas A. Holt

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Murakami-ego : collective culpability and selective retention., Yun Kweon Jeong

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Reel racism, real consequences : a multiple case analysis of savior films as racial projects., Eric A. Jordan

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Materials design and band gap engineering of complex nanostructures using a semi-empirical approach : low dimensional boron nanostructures, h-BN sheet with graphene domains and holey graphene., Cherno Baba Kah

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Exchange patterns and relations in collaborative governance., Charles Wharton Kaye-Essien

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Assessing cultural competence in a mental health outpatient facility., Alexis N. Keen Crook

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To my betas, endless chocolate frogs! : exploring the intersections of emotion, the body, and literacy in online fanfiction., Brittany Kelley

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Social comparison processes as contributors to consistent physical activity., Holly M. Knight

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Identities without origins : fat/trans subjectivity and the possibilities of plurality., MC Lampe

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Woody plant communities of three urban wetlands and the success of an invasive shrub (Lonicera maackii) over natural and experimental flooding gradients., Meghan Rhea Langley

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Plant community responses to the removal of Lonicera maackii from an urban woodland park., Elihu H. Levine

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"Clarity" and "The romantic Marvin Milkweed"., Adam Christopher Lippert

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Nurses' intentions to initiate an antipsychotic or behavioral intervention with nursing home residents : the role of norms, being evaluated, self-efficacy, time pressures, and staffing., Brian M. Ludwin

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Effects of invasive shrub honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) and forest composition on bird communities in woodland stands., Katie Rae Lynch

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The zodiac army., Keith Charles Marks

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Casting calls on the hillbilly highway : a content analysis of Appalachian-based reality television programming., Dan Thelman Martin

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Let's keep in touch : conversations about access and tactility., Whitney E. B. Mashburn

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Race, rebellion, and Arab Muslim slavery : the Zanj Rebellion in Iraq, 869 - 883 C.E., Nicholas C. McLeod

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A qualitative analysis of communality in Louisville community gardens., Victoria Ann Montgomery

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Care, constraint, and collaboration : situating gender and power among multidisciplinary human service organizations., Christa Jane Moore

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Presence and the actor's craft., Casey Richard Moulton

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"The quality of women's intelligence" : female humanists in Renaissance Italy., Julie Myers-Mushkin

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Global population distributions and the environment : discerning observed global and regional patterns., Jeremiah J. Nieves

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Development and applications of novel HF-based fluorination reagents : DMPU-HF., Otome Elisha Okoromoba

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Mathematical hybrid models for image segmentation., Carlos M. Paniagua Mejia

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Dietary resource utilization patterns and head morphology among three sympatric watersnake species., Micah Warren Perkins

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Stories of single mothers : narrating the sociomaterial mechanisms of community literacy., Kathryn Elizabeth Perry

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Analyzing the phenologic dynamics of kudzu (Pueraria montana) infestations using remote sensing and the normalized difference vegetation index., Faye Peters

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Approaches to arthropod conservation : landscape genetics, community assessment, and prediction of extinction risk., Victoria Annette Prescott

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Distress, circadian rhythms, immunity, and survival in presurgical breast cancer patients., Whitney Nicole Rebholz

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A culturally-sensitive cognitive model of worry in African American youth., Allyn Elizabeth Richards

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New game+, Bobby Rich

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A collection of inventions : radio, reeducation, and the postwar German public sphere., James Rooney

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Framing bottled water : an analysis of the framing contest between the anti-bottled water movement and the bottled water industry., Eileen Schuhmann

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Spreading speeds along shifting resource gradients in reaction-diffusion models and lattice differential equations., Jin Shang

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Modern megachurch organization in the United States (2005-2013) : an exploratory organizational study of the American megachurch phenomenon., Robert Lee Shelby Jr.

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Same-sex child molestation within the Boy Scouts of America initiation and termination in victim narratives., Leah Catherine Jihee Shon

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La Minga as a model of food justice? : a thesis on the motivations and practices of immigrant and native-citizen growers at La Minga cooperative farm in Prospect, Ky., Tyler Austin Short

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Identification and characterization of genes involved in metabolism of n5 monoene precursors to n5 anacardic acids in the trichomes of Pelargonium x hortorum., Richa A. Singhal

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Claude Cahun, Marcel Moore, and the collapse of "surrealist photography"., Elizabeth Ann Driscoll Smith

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Top Drawer : 150 years of Bittners in theory and practice., Wesley Elizabeth Spencer

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This sleep of reason., Brit Thompson

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The Casamance conflict : un-imagining a community., Sandra Tombe

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Structure, spending, and democracy : a study of municipal governments., Neal McIntyre Turpin

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The available means of imagination : personal narrative, public rhetoric, and circulation., Stephanie D. Weaver

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Detecting evidence of systemic inflammation from osteological markers in the Indian Knoll population of Ohio county, Kentucky., Krysta Wilham

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Amused teachers and public readers : empathy and derision in "student blooper" collections., Jessica Winck

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Insights into the introduction histories and population genetic dynamics of the Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus) and Argentine black and white Tegu (Salvator merianae) in Florida., Jared Price Wood

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The influence of high/low context culture on choice of communication media : students’ media choice to communicate with professors in China and the United States., Xiaoxu Yang

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Imagining the Nigerian nation through the West African pilot 1960-1966., David Zintak