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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Developing advanced mathematical models for detecting abnormalities in 2D/3D medical structures., Ahmed Abd-Elrahman Elnakib

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Synapses, spines, zinc and pathology of Alzheimer's disease., Dmitry Familtsev 1985-

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The role of neurotrophin receptors in taste development., Da Fei

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Predictors of social vulnerability : a multilevel analysis., Regardt J. Ferreira

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A qualitative study of motivation to read for pleasure with adolescent struggling readers using a theoretical model : how to begin?, Gary A. Fisher

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The retina-prosthesis interface in two rat models of retinitis pigmentosa and functional changes associated with photoreceptor loss., James William Fransen

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A hybrid method for generating objectives., Elizabeth Gentry

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Development of a predictive index for the logistics and distribution industry., Erin Lynn Gerber

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Are school administrators and teachers' attitudes toward inclusion influence by the change process?, Barry Goley

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Generation and detection of defects in metallic parts fabricated by selective laser melting and electron beam melting and their effects on mechanical properties., Haijun Gong

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Testing location memory for threatening and nonthreatening stimuli : implications for evolutionary psychological theorizing., Ryan Patrick Hacklander

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Exploring the potential relationship between mindfulness and ratings of perceived exertion., Scott Michael Hanneman, 1986-

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The development of word-object associations in typically developing infants and infants and toddlers with Williams syndrome., Oh Ryeong Ha

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Stream-dashboard : a big data stream clustering framework with applications to social media streams., Basheer Hawwash 1984-

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Cultural interpretations of Socratic and Confucian education philosophy., Wang Heng

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Molecular bases of inherited bone marrow failures : Shwachman-Diamond syndrome and Diamond Blackfan anemia., Adrianna Lee Henson 1983-

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Examining alignment : national and local assessments and the common core state standards in mathematics., Ryan M. Higgins

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Evaluation of a children's hospital's direct admission process to improve outcomes and efficiency of care., Scott R. Hoover

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Gene expression analysis of neurotrophins, Trk receptors, and associated regulatory molecules after contusive spinal cord injury., Matthew Tyler Hougland 1982-

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The relationship between dispositional mindfulness and eating : an analysis of self-reported and in vivo eating behaviors in undergraduate females., Megan E. Jablonski

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The social construction of ethnicity and masculinity of African American college men., Jonathan Lee Johnson

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Perceptions of U.S. teachers of the visually imparied on commercially-produced, described video within educational multimedia., Lori Greenlee Johnson

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4D ultra-short TE (UTE) phase-contrast MRI for assessing stenotic flow and hemodynamics., Mo Kadbi

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Stranded strangers : Ethiopian refugees and the quest for urban citizenship in Nairobi, Kenya., Derese Getachew Kassa 1979-

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The four others in I. Kadare's works : a study of the Albanian national identity., Jing Ke

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Network tomography application in mobile ad-hoc networks., Mohammad Shoeb Saeed Khan

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Development of concrete incorporating phase change materials for enhanced energy efficiency., Jeffrey Dee Kiesel

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A paradox of American tragedy : Long day's journey into night and the problem of negative emotion in theatrical performance., Jeremy Killian

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The impact of skin and soft tissue infections on college athletic programs and prevention policies., Alice Kimble 1964-

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The mediating effect of homework between self-regulated learning and science achievement., Matthew D. Kingsley 1968-

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6-phosphofructo-2-kinase inhibition induces autophagy as a survival mechanism., Alden Klarer

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Theoretical investigations of photophysics and spectroscopic properties in B12 cofactors., Karina Kornobis

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Behavioral rhythm, sleep, and mood disturbances in newly admitted nursing home residents., Irene M. Kostiwa

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Computational modelling of chemical reactions catalyzed by cobalamin (B12)-dependent enzymes : mechanistic insights., Neeraj Kumar

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Aminooxy reagents for synthesis and analysis : expanding the role of oximation., Sebastien Laulhe

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A microreactor approach for chemoselective capture and analysis of carbonyl compounds in air and exhaled breath., Mingxiao Li

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Psychosocial and environmental determinants of physical activity in elementary school children : implications for interventions to reduce childhood obesity., Jiying Ling

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COUP-TFII and its interacting proteins in breast cancer and endocrine resistance., Lacey Morgan Litchfield

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Nanocarbon/elastomer composites : characterization and applications in photo-mechanical actuation., Robert James Loomis 1978-

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Choosing a career : a study of motivational factors and demographics that influence P-12 pre-service teachers., Diane MacKenzie 1964-

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The effects of online courses with multimedia in learners' perceived satisfaction and effectiveness of e-learning., Hardy MacKenzie 1971-

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The rhetoric of Africa : historical turns in constructing a continent, 1780-1890., Dexter Peck Mahaffey

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Exploring the influence of social media on future intentions of charity sport participants., Tara Q. Mahoney

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Predictors of HIV risk behaviors among older adults : a multilevel analysis., Laneshia Rae' McCord

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The historical and cultural meanings of American music lyrics from the Vietnam War., Erin Ruth McCoy

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Navigating the field : an examination of rhetorical spaces in the Journal of sex research., Deanna McGaughey-Summers

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Community level impacts of Microstegium vimineum on arthropod community structure and foodweb dynamics in a temperate deciduous forest., Judith L. Metcalf

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Success on their own terms : youths' perspectives on what it means to be successful in foster care., Justin Miller

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Spectral investigation of the conformation of primary and secondary micelles of sodium cholate and the impact of pH and salt concentration., Sarah Elizabeth Milliner

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Face recognition using statistical adapted local binary patterns., Abdallah Abd-Elghafar Mohamed, 1974-

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Hydrogen (H2) sensing and catalysis with organic-stabilized Pd and Pd alloy nanoparticles., Monica Moreno

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Repair of the airway epithelium after chlorine-induced injury., Sadiatu Musah

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The mathematics self-efficacy of rural central Appalachian undergraduate females., Lisa J. Music

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Piezoelectric bedload impact sensor (PBIS) for particle size distribution., Jeong Won Park 1977-

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Strange fruit : an examination and comparison of themes in the anti-lynching dramas of black and white women authors of the early twentieth-century, 1916-1936., Anna Jo Paul

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Neighborhoods, social capital and economic success., Sean M. Payne

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Strengthening STEM performance and persistence : influence of undergraduate teaching assistants on entry-level STEM students., Stephanie B. Philipp

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Land use controls, equine landscapes and the role of political culture in managing sprawl development., Lynn Roche Phillips

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The autodidact : Constantine Samuel Rafinesque and the limits of the posthumanities., Elijah Pritchett

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Examining the factors that contributed to the retention and graduation of African American males at the University of Louisville., Kia Marie Pruitt

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Recovery and biogeography of Pseudomonas and Burkholderia species from the human home., Megan E. Purdy

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Mathematics coaching in high school : the impact of coach and teacher interactions., Eleanor Louise Pusey

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Constructing the rod bipolar cell signalplex using animal models of retinal dysfunction., Thomas Andrew Ray 1986-

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Support of police consolidation : assessing the impact of perceived complexity., John C. Reed 1956-

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Systematic parameter analysis for selective laser melting (SLM) of silver-based materials., Harald Rieper, 1979-

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Consequences of four-point, strap-type wheelchair tiedown and occupant restraint system practices on wheelchair passenger safety in fixed-route transit., Zdravko Salipur

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Olanzapine-induced liver injury : direct metabolic effects, exacerbation by high-fat diet, and protection with sulforaphane., Robin H. Schmidt 1984-

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Pyruvate carboxylase is upregulated in NSCLC to support proliferation and anabolism., Katherine Sellers

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Relations between nonverbal cognitive ability and spoken language development : implications for deaf toddlers who use cochlear implants., Carissa Lynn Shafto

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Resilience in late-life bereavement : disentangling the relationship between resilience and cumulative lifetime loss., Shruti N. Shah

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Development of phosphinimine-sulfonate ligands for late metal catalysis., Suisheng Shang 1966-

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The impact of kindergarten teachers' theoretical orientation to reading on curricular planning and classroom practice in literacy., Jacquelyn J. Singleton

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Community college mission influence on culture : an organizational analysis., E. Gerome Stephens

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Sustainability and collegiate recreational sports facilities., Thomas Bradley Stinnett

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A multiple objective optimization approach to the decommissioning and dismantling of a nuclear power plant., Sven Sudholt 1974-

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Territoriality and landscape of aggression., Piyumika Sureshni Suriyampola

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A semi-empirical Hamiltonian for boron, phosphorus and compounds containing boron, phosphorus and silicon., Paul S. Tandy

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The assignment problem with dependent costs., Ghazal Tariri

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Discursive affordances : police, transfer, and the performance of identity., Robert John Terry

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The relationship between early attachment and adolescent risky behaviors with changes in loneliness in a mediating role., Sze Sze Tong

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Understanding thought disorder in schizophrenia-spectrum disorders : exploring the relation and implications of affect., Rachel Nicole Waford

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A cost model for managing producer and consumer risk in availability demonstration testing., Randall L. Walker

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Predicting mental well-being in assisted living communities : the roles of social capital and the built environment., Sarah Elizabeth Walsh

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A stage-structured delayed reaction-diffusion model for competition between two species., Chunwei Wang

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How care demands, caregiving appraisal and coping affect self-care management of informal caregivers of persons with dementia., XiaoRong Wang

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Running among thorns : perspectives on Ethiopian/United States educational experiences., Bruce Whearty 1952-

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Transformations : material terms for writing on religion in composition classrooms., Mark Alan Williams

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Modeling risk for the development of child anxiety : the role of parent emotion socialization practices, children's emotional competence, and physiological responsiveness., Sarah Ramsey Williams

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Near infrared photon-assisted polymerization of advanced polymer composites., Peng Xu

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PACAP : a novel neuropeptide for pituitary gonadotroph maturation, function and regulation., Rongqiang Yang

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Mitigation of bicycle-motor vehicle conflicts research at intersections in Louisville, Kentucky., Ying Zhang 1980-

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ZIF-8 : novel catalytic material for the conversion of CO2 to cyclic carbonates., Minqi Zhu

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The involvement of beta-catenin in the inflammatory response leading to autoimmune diabetes development., Arin Lee Zirnheld

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Probabilistic and geometric shape based segmentation methods., Melih Seref Aslan

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Ecological interactions affecting the role of mosquito larvae on dengue virus transmission., Jeffrey J. Bara 1984-

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An examination of factors that impact persistence among adult students in a degree completion program at a four-year university., Mathew J. Bergman

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Pivotal role of Interleukin-10 on microRNA-155 expression in regulation of the monocyte response in hypothermia., Adrian Theophil Billeter 1984-

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Factors affecting speech intelligibility improvement with exposure to reverberant room listening environments., Eugene Brandewie

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Literacy by subscription: writing instruction in turn-of-the-century American periodicals., Alicia Brazeau

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Ready child, ready school : educator perceptions of child and school success indicators and ready school practices., Annette W. Bridges 1953-