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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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

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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