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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Conductive inks and films via intense pulsed light., Gabriel L. Draper

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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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Impact of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a broad-spectrum anti-inflammatory, in controlling intestinal factors contributing to inflammatory bowel disease., Gerald Wayne Dryden, Jr.

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Green logistic network design : intermodal transportation planning and vehicle routing problems., Xiaoren Duan

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Some contributions to nonparametric and semiparametric inference for clustered and multistate data., Sandipan Dutta

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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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Examining the effectiveness of implementing Orton-Gillingham reading intervention on student engagement for elementary students with challenging behaviors., Lauren L. Evanovich

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Toll-like receptor 4 mutation suppresses hyperhomocysteinemia-mediated hypertension., Anastasia Familtseva

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

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Microbiota activated CD103+ DCS stemming from oral microbiota adaptation specifically drive γδT17 proliferation and activation., Christopher Jay Fleming

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In vivo monitoring of therapeutic efficacy and virulence profile by bioluminescent Klebsiella pneumoniae., Ramy Ameen Fodah

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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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The role and regulation of inhibitor of Kappa B Kinase in the impaired monocyte response., Norman James Galbraith

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Glutathione s-transferase p in glucose homeostasis in mice., Shubha Ghosh Dastidar

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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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Characterization of the role of the Burkholderia pseudomallei type 3 secretion system using in vivo imaging., Maria Gabriela Gutierrez

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Therapeutic treatments for PTSD : does type of treatment impact help seeking behaviors in a military sample?, Tyler Conley Halford

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The role of the nucleolus in neurodegeneration., Justin Lauren Hallgren

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Role of microRNA-21 in atherogenesis., Rihab Hamed-Berair

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Evaluating minor league baseball social identity, social image, and brand equity., Christan David Hanna

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Evaluating cardiovascular dysfunction during increased activity and exercise rehabilitation following incomplete thoracic spinal cord injury in the adult rat., Kathryn A. Harman

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The influence of student, neighborhood, and school factors on college readiness : an examination of factors combined as a result of implementing a race- and socioeconomically-based student assignment plan., Gregory Paul Herberger

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

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Sparse feature learning for image analysis in segmentation, classification, and disease diagnosis., Ehsan Hosseini-Asl

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Exploring distributed instructional leadership : case studies of assistant principals in an urban school district., Jimica Claudette Howard

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Examining the motivations and benefits of student-athletes performing community service., Matthew Ryan Huml

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Study of spatiotemporal rainfall structure and optimized local radar rainfall application to urban watershed, Louisville, Kentucky, 2010-2014., Jin-Young Hyun

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A CAD system for early diagnosis of autism using different imaging modalities., Marwa Maher Tawfik Ismail

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Dynamic warehouse optimization using predictive analytics., Parvaneh Jahani

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MicroRNA-186 and metastatic prostate cancer., Dominique Zilpha Jones

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Effects of a text message-based motivational interviewing intervention on cigarette smoking in college students., Anna Jorayeva

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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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Cell-based therapies for ischemic cardiomyopathy : investigations of intramyocardial retention and safety of high dose intracoronary delivery of c-kit positive cardiac progenitor cells, and therapeutic utility of a novel population of cardiac mesenchymal stem cells expressing stage-specific embryonic antigen-3 (SSEA-3)., Matthew C. L. Keith

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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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Simulation modeling for energy consumption of residential consumers in response to demand side management., Prajwal Khadgi

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Molecular characterization of human papillomavirus in head and neck tumors., Sujita Khanal

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Order picking strategies for healthcare warehouses., Ehsan Khodabandeh

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Modulation of cardiac Kv currents by Kvbeta2 and pyridine nucleotides., Peter Joseph Kilfoil

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

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ABIN1 in the pathogenesis of Glomerulonephritis and the novel polocyte-neutrophil proinflammatory axis., Erik Anderson Korte

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OSEM : occupant-specific energy monitoring., Anand S. Kulkarni

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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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A moderated mediation model of minority stress and resilience factors in sexual minority Christian college students : comparison between PROCESS and SEM., Elisabeth R. Latino

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Congenic and functional analysis of rat mammary cancer susceptibility., Saasha Le

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Influences of self-construals and personality styles on international students' depressive symptoms., Yu-Yun Liu

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An adaptable fuzzy-based model for predicting link quality in robot networks., Christopher J. Lowrance

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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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Global and specific attachment patterns in romantic relationships : distinct and interactional functions., Megan Manthos

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The influence of nutrition education and self-efficacy on fruit and vegetable consumption for low-income women in rural west Kentucky., Lewatis Darnell McNeal

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A systems biology approach identifies a gene regulatory network in parotid acinar cell differentiation., Melissa Ann Metzler

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The impact of paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity following traumatic brain injury on intensive care unit length of stay and discharge disposition., Kimberly S. Meyer

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Positive deviance, contraceptive self-efficacy and social desirability in sexually active adolescent females : a mixed methods approach., Ashley D. Miller

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A radial basis function method for solving optimal control problems., Hossein Mirinejad

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Predicting NCLEX-RN performance : an exploration of student demographics, pre-program factors, and nursing program factors., Heather Davis Mitchell

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

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Principal self-efficacy in the implementation of a standards based teacher evaluation reform., Jason Kennedy Neuss

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Scalable production and applications of metal oxide nanowires., Tu Quang Nguyen

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Transient receptor potential cation channel, subfamilies V, member 1 (TRPV1) and M, member 1 (TRPM1) contribute to neural signaling in mouse retina., Jennifer Noel

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

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Identification of predictors and moderators of weight-related behaviors in college students., Heather Owens

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

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Knowledge of algebra for teaching quadratic equations : the impact of knowledge dimensions on planning and pedagogical strategies., Michael Raney

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Strategies and techniques for fabricating MEMS bistable thermal actuators., Dilan Ratnayake

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

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The influence of miR-99a on mTOR signaling regulation in colorectal cancer cell lines., Jonathan Rice

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

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Curriculum, classroom assessment, instruction, and science outcomes : evidence from Kentucky's scholastic audits., Steven Patrick Riley

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Sex, sexuality and sexual practice for trans individuals and their romantic partners., Kinton Rossman

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Mixing and mean age in multiphase systems., David Chandler Russ

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Direct band gap gallium antimonide phosphide (GaSbxP1-x) for solar fuels., Harry Benjamin Russell

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Psychophysiological analysis of a pedagogical agent and robotic peer for individuals with autism spectrum disorders., Mohammad Nasser Saadatzi

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

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The discovery of a novel, Ras-mediated NORE1A/PMLIV tumor suppressor complex., Jessica Mezzanotte Sharpe

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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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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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Semi-parametric methods for personalized treatment selection and multi-state models., Chathura K. Siriwardhana

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Workplace spirituality and employee work intentions : examining the relationship and the mediating role of ethical leadership., Paula F. Soder

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Computational methods for the analysis of functional 4D-CT chest images., Ahmed Soliman Naeem Soliman

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Relationship between living environment and first-year student academic achievement and persistence., Shannon Deaton Staten

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Operational decision making for medical clinics through the use of simulation and multi-attribute utility theory., Bo Sun

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Professional school counselors : integral stakeholders in the recruitment, retention, and support of African American, Latino, and low-income students in advanced placement programs., Damien Sweeney

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Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) onset and "remission"., Srikanth Tangelloju

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Model validation and transition to turbulence in orbiting culture dishes., Jonathan Michael D. Thomas

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Psychotherapy dropout : the influence of ethnic identity and stigma on early termination., Le'Keldric Jawon Thomas

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

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Microfluidic platform for impedance characterization of endothelial cells under fluid shear stress., Vanessa Velasco

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The role of nicotine, a7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and extracellular matrix remodeling in pulmonary fibrosis., Glenn Ward Vicary

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Understanding through narrative inquiry : storying a national writing project initiative., Amy Renee Vujaklija

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The effects of direct peritoneal resuscitation on leukocyte infiltration after acute brain death., Jessica Lee Weaver

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