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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Development and validation of indicators of secondary mathematics teachers' positive dispositions toward problem solving., Alison L. Mall

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Electrochemical and microfabrication strategies for remotely operated heavy metal sensor networks for water analysis : the dual challenges of calibration-less measurement and sample pretreatment., Mohamed M. Marei

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Extracellular matrix proteins and the liver-lung axis in disease., Veronica L. Massey

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Invasive plants as drivers and passengers of community change in a disturbed urban forest., Jeffery A. Masters

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Is that an opportunity? : a multilevel investigation of the individual-opportunity nexus and opportunity beliefs., Eric Shaunn Mattingly

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Aminooxy reagents in nanomedicine and bioanalysis., Stephanie Mattingly

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The walkable dividend : the impacts of walkability on housing and socio-economic composition in Louisville, Ky., Wesley Laurance Meares

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BDNF maintains adult taste innervation and is required for taste nerve regeneration after injury., Lingbin Meng

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Using an online forum to mentor secondary mathematics student teachers toward standards-based instruction., Landrea Miriti

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An examination of the relationship between sense of coherence, engagement in health behaviors, and individual coping style., Dean Todd Misener 1973-

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IL-12 induced modulation of tumor derived myeloid cell inflammatory responsiveness., Courtney Jetun Mitchell

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Two-stage network design in humanitarian logistics., Seyed Soroush Moeini

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Dogmatism, coping, and spirituality : predicting mental health among the religious and the secular., Jonathan T. Moore

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A novel diffusion tensor imaging-based computer-aided diagnostic system for early diagnosis of autism., Mahmoud Mostapha

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Post-transcriptional regulation of the Type IIA sodium-phosphate cotransporter by parathyroid hormone., Rebecca Dale Murray

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Epigenetic modifications associated with aortic remodeling in hyperhomocysteinemia., Nithya Narayanan

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4D reduced TE (RTE) spiral phase contrast NRI for rapid quantification and visualization of blood flow and hemodynamics., Mohammadjavad Negahdar

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Examining teacher perceptions of leadership and student achievement in Kentucky schools., Angela L. Newcomb

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The second generation of the CCCM system for in-vitro cardiac tissue engineering., Mai-Dung Thi Nguyen

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A meta-analytic review of the relationships between the therapeutic alliance, empathy, and genuineness in individual adult psychotherapy., Jacob B. Nienhuis

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Job satisfaction of professional staff and administrators within the associated colleges of the south : a study of Herzberg’s duality theory of motivation in higher education., J. Patrick Noltemeyer 1979-

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Composing college and career : mobility, complexity and agency at the nexus of high school, college and work., Brice Nordquist

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Myocyte-specific overexpression of stromal cell-derived Factor 1 facilitates cardiac regeneration and improves myocardial function after infarction in mice., Detlef Ernst-Rudolf Obal

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The role of Porphyromonas gingivalis in the regulation of epithelial-mesenchymal transition markers in migration., Akintunde Ojo 1981-

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Privacy protection in context aware systems., Anala Aniruddha Pandit

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A novel numerical framework for simulation of multiscale spatio-temporally non-linear systems in additive manufacturing processes., Nachiket Patil

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The performance of the K6 scale in a large adolescent sample., Nicholas Chalmer Peiper 1982-

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Functional equations with involution related to sine and cosine functions., Allison Perkins

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Earthworm, microbial biomass, and leaf litter decay responses after invasive honeysuckle shrub removal from urban woodlands., Robert Preston Pipal

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SDSF : social-networking trust based distributed data storage and co-operative information fusion., Phani Chakravarthy Polina

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A discourse on entrepreneurial identity : three essays., Krishna P. Poudel

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How do individual factors influence moral decision making in entrepreneurship? : the role of self-construal, temporal construal and moral identity., Shanshan Qian

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Recognition of romantic relationship danger signs., Kelley Quirk

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Ligand centered reactivity of metal stabilized thiyl radicals in solution, solid and gaseous phase., Rajat Rajat 1983-

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Identification, indexing, and retrieval of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) video scenes of simulated medical crisis., Surangkana Rawungyot

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Completing the journey : an exploratory study of factors predicting emotional distress in recently resettled adult refugees., Susan Heffner Rhema 1958-

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Modulation of the ovarian cancer humoral response by tumor-derived exosomes., Carolyn Denise Roberson

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Putting the person first : an examination of thought disorder and personality heterogeneity in schizophrenia., Catherine Rose Robertson

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Advancements in alternative energy applications for space conditioning., Brian S. Robinson

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Development and evaluation of a calibration free exhaustive coulometric detection system for remote sensing., Thomas James Roussel

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Studies on efficient spectrum sharing in coexisting wireless networks., Guanying Ru

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Genetic and mechanistic analysis of rat mammary cancer susceptibility., Jennifer Sanders

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The anti-obesogenic effects of nitric oxide., Brian Edward Sansbury 1985-

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The effect of infrastructure changes on railway operations., Martin J.R. Schmidt 1966-

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Classification system of the physical streambed habitat., Abolfazl Shafaie 1978-

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Shape/image registration for medical imaging : novel algorithms and applications., Ahmed Magdy Shalaby 1982-

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Metaevaluation of a university teacher education assessment system., Katherine Amelia Shanahan

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Thermionic emission properties of novel carbon nanostructures., Andriy Sherehiy

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Women of the 1913 Armory Show : their contributions to the development of American modern art., Jennifer Pfeifer Shircliff 1954-

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Biomarker discovery of liver diseases using mass spectrometry-based metabolomics., Xue Shi

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Image based approach for early assessment of heart failure., Hisham Z. Sliman

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Transfer and the commodification of practice., Kenneth Andrew Smith

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The ethos of conspiracy argument : "character" as persuader in conspiracy rhetoric., Michael James Sobiech

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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