This collection includes theses and dissertations from the University of Louisville. 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/faq.html.

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Doctoral Dissertations

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Accurate and justifiable : new algorithms for explainable recommendations., Behnoush Abdollahi

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The roles of anxious rearing, negative affect, and effortful control in a model of risk for child perfectionism., Nicholas William Affrunti

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Synthesis and fundamental property studies of energy material under high pressure., Meysam Akhtar

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MiRNA expression changes in arsenic-induced skin cancer in vitro and in vivo., Laila Al-Eryani

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Evaluating the impact of statewide policy implementation on interorganizational collaboration at the regional level : an application of network analysis., Nida Moez Ali

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Reducing tobacco-related health disparities : exploring the barriers and facilitators to smoking cessation among individuals experiencing homelessness., Bernadette Guzman Antoon

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Characterization of Filifactor alocis and its immune evasion strategies employed against human neutrophils., Cortney Linn Armstrong

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Peeking into the other half of the glass : handling polarization in recommender systems., Mahsa Badami

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Exploring the barriers to effective federal flood mitigation in the Mississippi River region., Linda Kay Bailey

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Likelihood-based methods for analysis of copy number variation using next generation sequencing data., Udika Iroshini Bandara

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Untangling the role of postsecondary education in economic success., Erin Smith Banjanovic

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The relationship between trauma and health-related quality of life in lung cancer patients : the potential protective role of mindfulness., Rene Bayley-Veloso

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Applications of polarized metallic nanostructures., Jasmin Beharic

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Water-soluble Pd and Pd-alloy nanoparticles as catalysts in biphasic solvent., Shekhar Bhama

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Magnetic field-induced intramolecular cyclization as a trigger for nanoparticle-based delivery systems., Sara Katherine Biladeau

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Enhancing cell therapy for ischemic cardiomyopathy., Michael J. Book

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A multi-period facility location model for service organizations operating in a competitive environment., Sven W. Brose

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A meta-analysis of the longitudinal relationship between adolescent depression and academic achievement., Rachel E. Buehner

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Former students discuss middle school science journalism : a qualitative study of personally meaningful disciplinary writing., Marsha R. Buerger

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Effects of functional communication training and self-monitoring with programmed generalization for three students with or at-risk for emotional behavioral disorders., Jonathan L. Burt

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Development and evaluation of a biocompatible electroactive sensor for continuous blood pressure measurement., Scott D. Cambron

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Low-resolution ADC receiver design, MIMO interference cancellation prototyping, and PHY secrecy analysis., Chen Cao

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Attending to systemic racism : advancing public health's approach to youth violence prevention., Billie Faith Castle

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Civic pride or civic duty? : an examination of willingness to support a professional sport stadium referendum., Alicia M. Cintron

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This is a black-white conversation : navigating race, class, and gender at an urban school., Jelisa S. Clark

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Comparing total expenditures by source of long-term services and supports., Maresa R. Corder

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Preparing for racial discrimination : the role of cognition and emotion in the proactive coping process of African American college students., Ryan Christopher Tyler DeLapp

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Spinal cord injury induced cardiac decline and the limitations of exercise., Kathryn Michele DeVeau

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Governing the urban water commons : essays on collaborative policy networks in a polycentric ecology of urban water policy games., Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah

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Cationic surfactant modification and its impact on the engineering behaviors of montmorillonite., Mohammad Ghavami

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Porphyromonas gingivalis infection in gestational diabetes mellitus and survival in tobacco smokers., Himabindu Gogeneni

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Don't go unless you mean it : a novel with critical afterword : heteronormative masculine performance in contemporary fictions of the rural American south., Nathan N. Gower

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Stories at work : restorying narratives of new teachers' identity learning in writing studies., Rachel Gramer

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Targeting the glucose metabolism of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) to stimulate cancer immunity., Jaspreet Grewal

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Homogeneous ligand-centered hydrogen evolution and hydrogen oxidation : exploiting redox non-innocence to drive catalysis., Andrew Z. Haddad

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Pediatric anxiety and/or depression problems : associations with PM10, fly ash, and metal exposure., Abby Nicole Burns Hagemeyer

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New genres and new challenges : five interdisciplinary case studies of master's student writers., Meghan Lynne Hancock

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Regularized solutions for terminal problems of parabolic equations., Sujeewa Indika Hapuarachchi

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Performance analysis of organizations as complex systems., William C. Harrington Jr.

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Aspirations into action : navigating structures for community engagement at the University of Louisville., Megan Faver Hartline

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Exploring a multifactorial, clinical model of thought disorder : application of a dimensional, transdiagnostic approach., Mara Ann Hart

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Social dynamics, network structure, and information diffusion in fish shoals., Matthew Jerome Hasenjager

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Interaction style of mothers of young children with Williams syndrome and relations with child expressive vocabulary., Danielle R. Henderson

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Articulating the new normal(s) : mental disability, medical discourse, and rhetorical action., Andrew Wesley Holladay

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Lacanian gaze, semiotics, and the enigma of Bosch., Virginia Lynn Hosono

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Unthink pink : master narratives and counterstories of breast cancer., Jessica C. Hume

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Fantastical body narratives : cosplay, performance, and gender diversity., Tiffany M. Hutabarat-Nelson

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Identifying the signaling mechanisms of EGFR-mediated apoptosis., Nicole Marion Jackson

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Engineering applications of organic surfactant modified bentonite in sorptive soil barriers., Sadra Javadi

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A curriculum of civic responsibility : transitioning Black American students to college-level writing., Jamila M. Kareem

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Stretching adversely modulates locomotor capacity following spinal cord injury via activation of nociceptive afferents., Anastasia V. Keller

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Extending difference of votes rules on three voting models., Sarah Schulz King

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Spiritual transcendence as a sixth personality factor in Russia : cross-cultural generalizability and influence on psychosocial outcomes., Ksenia Kopeikin

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Mitochondrial Transcription Factor A's role in heart failure., George H. Kunkel

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UBQLN1 : a multi-domain protein with multiple functions., Zimple Kurlawala

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Observation and estimation study for sensorless control of linear vapor compressors., Joseph Latham

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Novel processing approaches for thin film solar and related technologies., Brandon Lavery

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Urban governance reconsidered : assessing the roles of public-, private-, and third sector leaders in governing the modern city., Benjamin Colby Leamon

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Characterization of Porphyromonas gingivalis Mfa1 fimbriae., Jae Yong Lee

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Development of recyclable gold nanoparticles for routine benchtop catalysis in organic transformations., Shengzong Liang

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Some problems arising from mathematical model of ductal carcinoma in SITU., Heng Li

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Estimation of the three key parameters and the lead time distribution in lung cancer screening., Ruiqi Liu

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The military meets the university : mapping issues of literacy sponsorship across military and academic settings., Ashley Ludewig

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Residuated maps, the way-below relation, and contractions on probabilistic metric spaces., M. Ryan Luke

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Novel III-V alloys for unassisted water splitting., Alejandro Martinez-Garcia

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From damsel in distress to active agent : female agency in children's and young adult fiction., Megan Sarah McDonough

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American emergency : catastrophe and culture in the U.S.A., from the Civil War to Hurricane Katrina., Lynda Kristian Mercer

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Characterizing reactive glutamines in fibrinogen and elucidating factor XIII substrate specificity., Kelly Njine Mouapi

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Development and degradation analysis of novel micro and nanostructured transition metal oxide (TMO) anodes for aqueous sodium ion batteries., Santanu Mukherjee

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Role of MIR-29B-1 and MIR-29A in endocrine-resistant breast cancer., Penn Muluhngwi

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A cross-sectional exploration of household financial reactions and homebuyer awareness of registered sex offenders in a rural, suburban, and urban county., John Charles Navarro

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The interaction of homoserine lactones and paraoxonase 2 modulates cell death signaling and cell proliferation., Aaron Mackallan Neely

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The influence of sport participation on youth binge drinking., Jason Nicholson

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Psychophysical analysis of three separate anisotropic patterns in vision : putting visual reference frames in conflict to study the class 1 and 2 oblique effects and the horizontal effect., Eleanor O'Keefe

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Breaking the cycle of silence : the significance of Anya Seton's historical fiction., Lindsey Marie Okoroafo (Jesnek)

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Thomas Merton : evil, suffering, zen and the purified soul theodicy., David Edward Orberson

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The implications of a University of Louisville first year experience course on student success outcomes based on race and gender., Nadine C. Petty

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Reversible silencing of spinal neurons unmasks a left-right coordination continuum., Amanda Marie Pocratsky

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Novel insight into the liver-lung axis in alcohol-enhanced acute lung injury., Lauren G. Poole

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Hard to see through the smoke : remembering the 1912 Hillsville, Virginia courthouse shootout., Travis A. Rountree

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Mental health and substance use disorders and treatment receipt among pregnant women in the United States, 2008-2014 : trend analysis, likelihood of treatment receipt, and ethnic disparities in mental health treatment., Taghreed Nayel Salameh

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Self-forgiveness in Japanese adolescents., Tetsuo "Ted" Sato

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The dangers and self protective behaviors of ride share drivers., M. Angela Schwendau

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The particulars about particulates : metal exposure and self-regulation of children living near coal ash., Clara G. Sears

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The DLK1-MEG3 locus in malignant cells of proposed primordial germ cell origins., Zachariah Payne Sellers

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Revisiting neutrophil responses to toll-like receptor 4 : influence of ligand structures and cellular environments., Shuvasree Sengupta

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Dynamic adversarial mining - effectively applying machine learning in adversarial non-stationary environments., Tegjyot Singh Sethi

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Novel statistical approaches for missing values in truncated high-dimensional metabolomics data with a detection threshold., Jasmit SureshKumar Shah

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The role of HIF-1α in intestinal epithelial barrier function in alcoholic liver disease., Tuo Shao

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Combating malignant melanoma with the multifaceted soy-dervied peptide lunasin., Christopher Paul Shidal

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Trunk and respiratory motor control in typically developing children and its implications in children with chronic spinal cord injury., Goutam Singh

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Algorithms for automated assignment of solution-state and solid-state protein NMR spectra., Andrey Smelter

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Instructional teacher job resources and student achievement in mathematics., Amy Stokes-Levine

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Cumulative trauma, emotion reactivity and salivary cytokine response following acute stress among healthy women., Yvette Z. Szabo

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Vehicle make and model recognition for intelligent transportation monitoring and surveillance., Faezeh Tafazzoli

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BDNF-TRKB signaling regulates adult taste bud innervation., Tao Tang

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Perceptions of peer group interactions on self-efficacy and academic identity of African-American students in advanced placement classes., Tinisha Yvette Taylor

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The role of the planetarium in students' attitudes, learning, and thinking about astronomical concepts., William Raymond Thornburgh

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The sources of behavioral reinforcement : an examination of nonsocial reinforcement theory., Heather Tolle

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Stigma of mental illness and multicultural counseling self-efficacy : investigating the implications of the multicultural training environment, mental health literacy, and empathy., Sarah E. Tucker