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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Adaptive schools : investigating impact, continuity, and change in one school district., Winn Crenshaw Wheeler

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Life balance in adult healthy siblings of individuals with childhood cancer., Yolanda Williams

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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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Production and inventory control in complex production systems using approximate dynamic programming., Han Wu

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Optimization models and algorithms for demand response in smart grid., Guangyang Xu

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Integrated analysis of miRNA/mRNA expression and gene methylation using sparse canonical correlation analysis., Dake Yang

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Structure-function analysis and characterization of metalloproteins., Sen Yao

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Environmental vegetation : a possible association with cardiovascular disease risk., Ray Anthony Yeager II

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Single carrier frequency domain equalization and energy efficiency optimization for MIMO cognitive radio., Xiaohui Zhang

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Effects of attachment style, coping strategy, social support and spirituality on parental grief among older Chinese parents : structural equation modeling., Yongqiang Zheng

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The impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s risk adjustment program on adverse selection : first year case study., Steven K. Zimmerman

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Assessing the water quality benefits of green infrastructure stormwater control measures., Sam Abdollahian

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Computational methods to predict and enhance decision-making with biomedical data., Behnaz Abdollahi

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Community characteristics associated with local intergovernmental cooperation., Sarin Adhikari

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Heat transfer mechanisms in water-based nanofluids., Masoudeh Ahmadi

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Immunomodulation of myeloid-derived suppressor cells by particulate b-glucan in cancer., Sabrin Husein Albeituni

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Characterizing the neuropeptide pathways between the forebrain and the pons., Ali Al-Magableh

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Promoting differentiation and survival of human c-kit+ cardiac progenitor cells ex vivo., Tareq Al-Maqtari

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Effects of amplitude modulation on sound localization in reverberant environments., Paul W. Anderson

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Developing the future workforce through apprenticeships : a case study of an industry-education partnership., Nana K. Arthur-Mensah

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An investigation of the centrality of competing institutional logics for social enterprises., Tae Jun Bae, 1977-

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A plant-made cholera toxin B subunit enhances mucosal wound healing and protects against ulcerative colitis and colon cancer., Keegan J Baldauf

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Language difference and expansive learning : negotiating concepts, contexts, and identities in writing-related transfer studies., Megan Jeanne Bardolph

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Exploring the associations between teaching behaviors and affect in upper elementary school students before and after controlling for parenting behaviors., Allison D. Barnard

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Regulation of the retinoblastoma tumor suppressor by the novel Ras effector NORE1A., Thibaut François Barnoud

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A forensics software toolkit for DNA steganalysis., Marc Bjoern Beck

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Multiple instance fuzzy inference., Amine Ben Khalifa

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Novel applications of and extensions to linear regression methods for the biomedical and materials sciences., Joe Bible

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Doing time by conceiving space : the rhetorical cartographies of imprisoned writers., Benjamin Bogart

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The effects of cumulative victimization on psychological distress., Amanda Dishon Brown

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Ideological becoming : intern teachers' experience of becoming culturally responsive teachers., Sonya Burton

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Meta-analyses of cardiovascular responses to rumination : exploring mechanisms linking depression and hostility to cardiovascular disease., Lorna Y. Busch

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Critical insights into the pathogenesis of clinical isolates of pandemic influenza A(H1N1) 2009 virus in mouse and ferret models., Jeremy V. Camp 1980-

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Awareness of executive functioning as a diagnostic tool for mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease., Jeremy Stark Carmasin

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Plasma catalysis using low melting point metals., Maria Carreon

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Standing in the intersection : using Photovoice to understand the lived experience of black gay college students attending predominantly white postsecondary institutions., Erica Caton

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Mechanics of electrode materials in lithium battery applications., Jubin Chen

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Chemoattractant receptors BLT1 and CXCR3 regulate anti-tumor immunity by facilitating CD8+ T cell migration to tumors., Zinal S. Chheda

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William Faulkner and alcoholism : distilling facts and fictions., Quintin Thomas Chipley 1956-

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The evolution and ecology of individual specializations amongst a group of dietary generalists., Carl S. Cloyed

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High-precision time-series photometry for the discovery and characterization of transiting exoplanets., Karen Alicia Collins 1962-

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Support partners of registered sex offenders : exploring their experiences, identities, and perceptions., David Patrick Connor

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Atmospheric nitrogen assimilation in Ustilago maydis., Michael Cooper

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Exclusive-or preprocessing and dictionary coding of continuous-tone images., Takiyah K. Cooper

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Relational aggression in school settings : the efficacy of the First Step to Success intervention., Alicia Latrelle Dailey

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Temporal information processing across primary visual cortical layers in normal and red light reared tree shrews., Wenhao Dang

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Sex offenses at Protestant Christian churches : a typology and examination using social disorganization theory., Andrew Stephen Denney

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Cardiovascular regulation and effects of respiratory motor training in patients with chronic spinal cord injury., Bonnie Legg Ditterline

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The time frames of new venture teams., Jason D’Mello

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Mechanisms and intervention strategies for alcohol and HIV-antiretroviral therapy-induced liver injury., Hridgandh Donde

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Development of a surrogate bruising detection system to describe potential bruising patterns associated with common childhood falls., Raymond Dsouza

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An island-based approach for RNA-SEQ differential expression analysis., Abdallah Eteleeb

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Optical and sensing properties of various shaped gold nanoplates and highly controlled asymmetric gold nanoplate/nanosphere coupled assemblies., Aiqin Fang

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Dietary carotenoids and the complex role of redness in the behavior of the firemouth cichlid Thorichthys meeki., Sarah Anne Fauque

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Intimate partner psychological abuse and posttraumatic stress symptoms : the role of shame during recall of psychological abuse memories., Kimberly N. Fleming

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Order automorphisms on the lattice of residuated maps of some special nondistributive lattices., Erika D. Foreman

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The effect of the patient protection and Affordable Care Act on the Medicare Part D coverage gap as reflected in diabetes medication adherence., Jennifer A. Forristal

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Youth graffiti vandalism : liminal perspectives in the light of masculinity, social contract theory and transformative process., Alton C. Frabetti

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The relationship between financial empowerment and health related quality of life in Family Scholar House participants., Chelsey Erbaugh Franz

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Early host response and immune signaling to 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) viruses in primary cell culture models., Rachael Lask Gerlach

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Testing the chronic care model for depression in homebound older adults., Brittney Rose Getz

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The role of self-discrepancies in American Jewish identities on mental and spiritual well-being., Jason Goldstein

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Effects of different agricultural management systems on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal diversity, community structure, and ecosystem services., Charles Bradford Gottshall

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Community engagement, environmental education, and public outreach in sustainable engineering : a collaborative demonstration project for water treatment using natural processes and sustainable materials., Venkata Durga Prasad Gullapalli

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Predictors of father involvement : the role of early life events and stressors., Qiuli Hao

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A multi-level analysis using NAEP data : examining the relationships among mathematics coaches and specialists, student achievement, and disability status., Kristin Harbour

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Examining the perceptions of first-year STEM students on retention factors at the University of the West Indies., Joy A. Harewood Cox

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The effects of highly engaged field experiences and multi-faceted mentoring stategies on ameliorating pre-service teacher concerns., Twyla Diane Harris 1959-

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The tools of one-handed Zen : Hakuin Ekaku's technological and artistic charisma., Brandon James Harwood 1982-

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Strong quota pair systems and May's theorem on median semilattices., Lucas Hoots

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Characterization of the innate response to the RagB protein of Porphyromonas gingivalis., Justin Hutcherson

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Spare parts on demand using additive manufacturing : a simulation model for cost evaluation., Stefan Jedeck

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Relational processes in prayer : a reflection of the effects of culture on religious experience., Benjamin David Jeppsen

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Speech data analysis for semantic indexing of video of simulated medical crises., Shuangshuang Jiang

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Network participation in public health : the development of instruments and adapted theory to predict stakeholder participation in a public health network., David Johnson

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Exploring motivations, constraints, and perceptions toward sport consumers' smartphone usage., Sun J. Kang

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Combination treatment with conjugated linoleic acid and nitrite protects against myocaridal infarction., Natia Qipshidze Kelm

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Charitable activities reported by tax-exempt hospitals in Kentucky., Alexander Aldridge Kerns

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Building castles in the air : a discussion of the architectonic language of thought and the limits of postmodernism., Monica Krupinski

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Sulfur-oxidation enhances nitrile hydration in bioinspired ruthenium complexes : catalytic, kinetic, and DFT investigations., Davinder Kumar

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Searching for novel ligands for the cannabinoid and related receptors., Pritesh Prakash Kumar, 1986-

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The impact of participation in a first-year seminar on increased usage of campus resources, academic and social integration and first-to-second-semester persistence at a two-year community and technical college., Kaye Lafferty 1964-

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The influence of child physical activity programs on parent physical activity in a rural community., Katie F. Leslie

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Trapped in the Tiebout model : the impact of federal affordable housing programs on migration of wealthier residents., Yu-Chih Lin

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Data driven comprehensive assessment of the performance of stormwater best management practices., Shanshan Li

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The citizen police academy : rational myths, legitimization, and emotion work : the effects of emotion on acceptance of rational myths., Michael Wayne Littrell

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“A polished, a practical, or a profound education” : (gendered) rhetorical literacies and higher learning in Louisville’s first free public high schools, 1856-1896., Amy Jean Lueck

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Application of surface chemistry at the interface of mesoporous TiO2 films for stable and high efficiency dye-sensitized solar cells., Tulashi Luitel

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The unique electrochemical reactivity of small metal nanoparticles., Rafael A. Masitas

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Spreading speeds and traveling waves in some population models., Quancheng Meng

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Understanding the meaning of the equal sign : an investigation of elementary students and teachers., Victoria Miller Bennett

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Cancer caregiving : an exploration of values, burden, repetitive thinking, and depression., Amanda M. Mitchell

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Chaos in semiflows., Chad Money

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Face modeling for face recognition in the wild., Eslam AbdelFattah Mostafa

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The Ras effector NORE1A forms a tumor suppressor complex with BRCA1., Nicholas C Nelson

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Macro model for solid and perforated masonry infill shear walls., Farid Nemati

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Differences in the impact of a healthy relationship intervention on family cohesion, parent-child relationship and child well-being by intimate partner violence relationship type., Erin E. Ness Roberts

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Shape analysis of the human brain., Matthew Joseph Nitzken 1987-

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The being of art and the art of being : hermeneutic ontology in Gadamer and Woolf., Adam Noland, 1983-