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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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-

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A phenomenological study of anticipated intimacy and sexual expression needs of aging male and female baby boomers., Charles Shawn Oak

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Metabolic profiles of household Pseudomonas species groups., Ogochukwu S. Onyiri

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Examining macro-level correlates of farm equipment theft : a test of routine activity theory and social disorganization theory., Dustin Lee Osborne

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Culture at the core : the impact of culturally relevant professional learning on teacher beliefs and practice : a collection of scholarly papers., Mikkaka Hardaway Overstreet

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Simulation-based optimization of mitigation strategies for pandemic influenza., Arsalan Paleshi

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Impact of numeracy on parental self-efficacy and treatment outcome of children on complex diets., Diana Cardina Pantalos

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Mediation in literacy : language, technology, and modality., Hem Sharma Paudel

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Impact of urban factors and invasive species on white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) habitat use and foraging behavior in an urban forest park., William Persons

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A culturally-sensitive model of the development of child anxiety., Jenny Marie Petrie

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I had to learn that on my own : successful first-generation, low-income college students from rural areas at an urban institution., Aaron Phillips

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Improving the accuracy of middle school students' self-assessment, peer assessment, and mathematics achievement., Elizabeth Popelka

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Bi-stable buckled energy harvesters actuated via torque arms., Daniel Allen Porter

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Artifical neural network models for the analysis of permeable pavement performance., Ata Radfar

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Development of a vascularized, induced pluripotent stem cell-derived liver-tissue mimic for therapeutic applications., Venkat Madhav Ramakrishnan

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The relevance of client-healthcare provider communication to the appraisal of illness uncertainty in women with fibromyalgia syndrome., Melody Dawn Reibel

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Examining the relationship between childhood victimization, health risk behaviors, and adult physical health outcomes among women on probation and parole., Tanya R. Renn

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The role of congruecy within the participant sport involvement and loyalty process., Jason Andrew Rice

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Interdisciplinary palliative care teams : insights and experiences of chaplain interns and social work interns., Ann Hayes Ronald

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Knocking on the door : police decision points in executing search warrants., Brian Patrick Schaefer

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Coordinate regulation of the WNT and Hippo pathways by the novel Ras effector NORE1A., Marvin Lee Schmidt Jr., 1980-

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What we see changes how we see : analyzing the plasticity of the horizontal effect., April Marie Schweinhart

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Electrochemical formation of one-dimensional metal nanostructures across microgaps electrodes for resistive switching and optical sensing applications., Nidhi Shah

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The pedagogy of medical humanities : using literature and the visual arts to help future caregivers maintain their compassion and resilience., Lisa Higgins Shugoll

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A few good men and women : the rhetorical constitution of military personnel identity., Ashly Bender Smith

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Improved self-consistency for SCED-LCAO., Lyle C. Smith

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Evaluating Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) : examining teachers' perceptions of managing student conduct and student achievement in PBIS and non-PBIS schools., Carla Marie Soeder-Kolodey

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An ethnographic study of scrappers and metal thieves., Benjamin Fred Stickle

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The impact of an interactive technology application on elementary student achievement in fractions., Shannon M. Stone

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Parental influence on romantic attraction with simulated online dating profiles., Johanna Strokoff

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The neuropsychological profile of older adult musicians and non-musicians : implications for cognitive reserve in late life., Jessica Vemich Strong, 1986-

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The PC-Tree algorithm, Kuratowski subdivisions, and the torus., Charles J. Suer

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New visible light absorber for solar fuels : Ga(Sbx)N1-x alloys., Swathi Sunkara

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Exploring organizational capacity in a Sport for Development and Peace setting., Per G. Svensson

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The effects of real-time visual performance feedback on teacher feedback., Chris A. Sweigart

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The production, properties and applications of the zinc imidazolate, ZIF-8., John L. Tatarko Jr.

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Counterstories : educational resilence of adult African American women attending an urban predominantly White university., Wanda A. Taylor

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Phosphinimine zinc complexes and neutral phosphinimines for ring opening polymerization of lactides., Rajesh Thapa

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Genomic and transcriptomic analyses of Microbotryum lychnidis-dioicae provide insights into the biology of a fascinating fungal phytopathogen., Su San Toh

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Role of c-Kit in the growth, migration and differentiation of human cardiac progenitor cells., Bathri Narayan Vajravelu

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Co-treatment with conjugated linoleic acid and nitrite modulates mitochondrial respiration and electron transport chain activity in vivo and attenuates mitochondrial dysfunction during cardiac injury., Patrick Van Hoose

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Nanoscale electrode architectures for electrochemical energy conversion and storage., Venkat Kalyan Vendra

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Racial profiling : using propensity score matching to examine focal concerns theory., Anthony Gennaro Vito

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Mathematical studies of the glucose-insulin regulatory system models., Minghu Wang

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Functional characterization of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans QSEBC : a bacterial adrengeric receptor and global regulator of virulence., Whitney Weigel

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Implementation of break time for employee nursing mothers at the University of Louisville : a case study., Robin Elise Weiss, 1971-

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Places in the polity of rhetoric : topoi, evolution, and the fragmentation of discourse., Benjamin James Bickel Wetherbee

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Student engagement and college readiness in mathematics., Leah White