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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Help-seeking behaviors of South African women after sexual offence victimization : the lived experience., Sheila Young Steinbrenner

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The whore paradox : "rational" condom use decisions among prostitutes in the context of stigma and patriarchal bargaining., Maggie McCandless Stone

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Simulation model for optimization of a landside harbor logistic chain of container terminals., Klaus Striegel, 1950-

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Disaster and poverty : the differential impacts of disaster on the poor in the Gulf Coast region., Abu Muhammad Sufiyan 1979-

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Boundary contour based surface representation., Yong Su

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Tertiary first step to success : a process evaluation of the home component., Charlos Thompson

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Development of a thin-film porous-microelectrode array (p-mea) for electrical stimulation of engineered cardiac tissue., Hiren Vrajlal Trada 1977-

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Culture first, customers second : the case of an organizational learning culture in a successful small business., Devon A. Twyford

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Pedagogy : reconsiderations and reorientations., John Vance

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Mechanistic investigations of pseudouridine synthases : a surprising glycal intermediate lies on the reaction pathway., Govardhan reddy Veerareddygari

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Dispositional mindfulness and working memory in the context of acute stress., Lauren M. Vines 1985-

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Evaluating the effects of aroclor 1260 in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease : the role of xenobiotic receptors., Banrida Wahlang

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Penalized regressions for variable selection model, single index model and an analysis of mass spectrometry data., Yubing Wan

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Self-regulation theory and self-monitoring of blood glucose behavior in type 2 diabetes mellitus., Jennifer E. F. Ward

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An analysis of the Creation Museum : hermeneutics, language, and information theory., Steven Mark Watkins 1968-

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The rise of Bulgarian nationalism and Russia's influence upon it., Lin Wenshuang

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Mechanisms of action and co-optive evolution for hypervariable courtship pheromones in plethodontid salamanders., Wilburn Beau Wilburn 1986-

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Prompting discussion : writing prompts, habits of mind, and the shape of the writing classroom., William Matthew Wiles

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Competing conceptions of literacy : intersections in a dual-credit writing program., Caroline Wilkinson

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Factors influencing the relationship between socioeconomic status and prenatal smoking., Irene Yang

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Inflammation-resolving lipid mediators promote revascularization to enhance wound healing., Michael Jingyuan Zhang

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Numerical investigation of hydrodynamic focusing and coulter principle in a microfluidic device, Muheng Zhang

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Low power strain sensor based on MOS tunneling current., Li Zhu

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Regulation of macrophage inflammatory signaling pathways by AMP-activated protein kinase., Yanfang Zhu

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Geometric modeling of non-rigid 3D shapes : theory and application to object recognition., Mostafa Abdelrahman

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An inter-domain supervision framework for collaborative clustering of data with mixed types., Artur Abdullin

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Charge collection and surface recombination effects in organic bulk heterojunction solar cells., Buddika KA. Abeyweera 1980-

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The predictors of success of Palestinian Tawjihi students in East Jerusalem : a multilevel analysis., Rhonda G. Amer

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Cardiovascular disease among diabetic women with bilateral oophorectomy., Duke Appiah

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In-situ monitoring of transport properties of graphene during plasma functionalization and it's applications in energy storage., Ruwantha Jayasingha Atapattu Mudiyaneselage 1980-

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Translingualism in post-secondary writing and language instruction : negotiating language ideologies in policies and pedagogical practices., Nancy Bou Ayash

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Unsupervised and semi-supervised fuzzy clustering with multiple kernels., Naouel Baili

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Probing the anti-cancer mechanism of selenite : a metabolic approach., Alex Belshoff

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Mast cell-T cell interactions in inflammatory chemokine mediated immune surveillance of intestinal cancer., Sobha R. Bodduluri

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Linking corporate strategy to operations : a critical review of Prof. Kaplan’s theories and the development of a best-practice approach., Alexander Bogner 1975-

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TGF-B signaling pathway, ER-a and the heterogeneity of breast cancer risk among hispanic and non-hispanic white women., Stephanie Denkhoff Boone

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An historical perspective on labor productivity in the modern era., Peter Brem 1979-

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Optimization models for resource allocation under perturbation., Dongxue Bridgeman 1986-

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The characterization of wing-wing vortex interactions of a tandem flapping wing configuration and its relationship to the phase angle and wing spacing., Timothy Michael Broering 1985-

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Increasing independence in children with autism spectrum disorders using video self modeling., Julie Iberer Bucalos 1974-

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The evolution of healthcare for Louisville's African American community, 1865-1990., Angela Calloway

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AMP-activated protein kinase regulation of myeloid antigen presenting cell activity., Kelly Casey Carroll

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Influential variables on the timing of help-seeking behavior in lung cancer patients., Lisa Carter-Harris

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Novel methods based on regression techniques to analyze multistate models and high-dimensional omics data., Sutirtha Chakraborty

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Cyclin E induction and oncolytic replication of E1b-deleted adenoviruses., Pei-Hsin Cheng, 1983-

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Alignment study of Kentucky's mathematics placement examinations and entry level credit-bearing mathematics course examinations., Lisa Conn

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Anxiety in children with Williams syndrome : association with negative reactivity, self-regulation, and sensory modulation., Nicole A. Crawford-Zelli

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MARIT : the design, implementation and trajectory generation with NTG for small UAVs., Yinan Cui

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Environmental regulation of cardiovascular disease risk and regenerative capacity., Natasha Krystal DeJarnett

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Genetic mapping and mechanism of action of rat mammary carcinoma susceptibility quantitative trait locus Mcs1b., Aaron D. denDekker

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Literacy and identity in popular and participatory culture., Laura A. Detmering

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Exploring the interaction of explicit, genre-based instruction with antecedent genres and student engagement., Jason Charles Dietz

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Mixture of Poisson distributions to model discrete stock price changes., Rasitha Rangani Jayasekare Kodippuli Thanthillage Dona

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Vitamin D plus calcium supplementation among postmenopausal women : effect on risk of heart failure in the Women's Health Initiative., Macarius Mwinisungee Donneyong

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Ideologies of response in composition classrooms., Matt Dowell

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The feeling of faith : a Thomistic account of religious emotions., John K. Dryden 1976-

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Sistahs with voices : influences that affected the college choice of high-achieving African American women who chose to attend a predominantly white institution instead of an historically black college or university., Angela Denise Duncan

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Deconstructing saccades : identifying the components of saccades that produce saccade-induced retrieval enhancement., James Matthew Edlin

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Understanding social determinants of healthcare access from the perspective of Hispanic Latino immigrants in Louisville, Ky., Jean S. Edward

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Effect of slope and paver characteristics on performance of permeable pavement GI., Amirhossein Ehsaei 1986-

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Designing a robust production system for erratic demand environments., Joseph Elias El-Khoury 1963-

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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-