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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The dynamic equilibrium of human telomeric G-quadruplexes., Robert Buscaglia

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Connected matchings in special families of graphs., Christopher James Caragianis 1980-

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Depression in reproductive-age women : assessment of infectious, endocrinological, and immunological correlates from an evolutionary perspective., Amber N. Carrier

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Sulfur oxygenation of ruthenium-dithiolate nitrile hydratase mimic enhances ligand lability and hydrolysis activity., Cesar Antonio Masitas Castillo

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Gain and loss of functional locomotor recovery following contusive spinal cord injury in the adult rat., Krista Layne Caudle

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Building a dynamic model linking potential mercury regulations to risk to susceptible populations., Caroline Biagi Chan

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3D visualization of in-flight recorded data., Gyuchoon Cho 1975-

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Learning understandable classifier models., Jan Chorowski

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Exploring franchise boards : a stakeholder perspective., Denise M. Cumberland

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Love during divorce : development of the Sorokin Psycho-Social Love Inventory (SPSLI) and testing of a predictor model., Joseph G. D'Ambrosio

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Genetic polymorphisms in the folate metabolizing pathway and breast cancer survival., Nandita Das

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Studies in the image of the Madonna lactans in late medieval and Renaissance Italy., Cecelia M. Dorger

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Nanoscale diamond and carbon materials and architectures for field emission and thermionic energy conversion., Santoshrupa Dumpala

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Grief and lost potential in the parents of adult children with severe mental illness., Karen Eisenmenger

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Phenomenological modeling of image irradiance for non-Lambertian surfaces under natural illumination., Shireen Y. Elhabian

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A submodular optimization framework for never-ending learning : semi-supervised, online, and active learning., Wael Emara

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The role of endogenous Bcl-xL in regulation of apoptotic signaling pathways., Colins Ogwandi Eno 1982-

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Modeling small objects under uncertainties : novel algorithms and applications., Amal A. Farag

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"The best interest of the child" : an exploration of the sociocultural agendas associated with the care of orphaned and vulnerable children in China., Dennis W. Feaster

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Development of pituitary tumor-transforming gene (PTTG) transgenic mice for the treatment of ovarian cancer., Miranda Y. Fong 1982-

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Self-dual codes, subcode structures, and applications., Finley James Freibert

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The use of mathematical and computational models to define the role of mutation and infection in colorectal cancer., Chandler D. Gatenbee 1982-

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The art of natality : Virginia Woolf's and Kathe Kollwitz's aesthetics of becoming., Jennifer Brooke Goldberg 1973-

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The role of acculturation and ethnic identity in understanding Asians' sport consumption behavior in the United States., Jae-Pil Ha

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Women in intercollegiate athletics : an exploration of the career development of female senior administrators., Meg C. Hancock

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Anxiety in older adults with dementia residing in long-term care facilities., Lauren Summer Hess

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The influence of social contextual conditions and basic psychological need fulfillment on self-management and emotional distress among urban African American adults with type-2 diabetes mellitus : a mixed methods study., Sula Marie Hood

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Self-efficacy in the context of psychological abuse: a model of efficacy erosion., Kristen E. Hosey

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Metacognitive processes in social anxiety : a path analysis., Ryan Patrick Hosey

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Fusheng liu ji : gaps, literati identity, and meaning of artistic creation., Hong Huang 1961-

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Cationic aminooxy lipids : synthesis, liposome stabilization and applications., Xuan Huang

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Reducing the incarceration of the homeless : an examination of multi-service use and the utilization of institutional services., Christopher Hughes

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The effects of computer assisted instruction and structured curriculum on struggling mathematics students., Amy English Hunter

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Exploration of the chemistry of alkynes and Selectfluor : search for cytotoxic agents from the Amazonian rainforest., Zhuang Jin

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New teacher development in an urban district : a mixed-method study of a new teacher induction institute as professional development., Vicki Johnson-Leuze

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Advising style perceptions and preferences of students and advisors., Gladys Patricia Brown Jordan

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Child behavioral inhibition, parental overcontrol, and parental anxiety as predictors of adolescent anxiety., Benjamin M. Keizer

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Reliability demonstration of a multi-component Weibull system under zero-failure assumption., Markus W. Kemmner 1971-

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Flow and pressure measurement using phase-contrast MRI : experiments in stenotic phantom models., Iman Khodarahmi

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Predictive relationships of teacher efficacy, geometry knowledge for teaching, and the cognitive levels of teacher practice on student achievement., Paul Klein

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Carbon nanomaterial based vapor sensors., Silpa Kona

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Applications of solid state NMR to cardiolipin and elastin., Tatiana Victorovna Krivokhizhina 1981-

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Computational modelling of cobalamin-dependent enzymatic reactions : activation of Co-C bond in adenosylcobalamin-dependent mutases and cob(II)alamin/cob(I)alamin redox process in methyltransferases., Manoj Kumar

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Preparing students for post-secondary success : exploring the efficacy of an information technology certification program., John Lawless Lanham 1967-

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Increasing positive sleep behaviors in young children who are blind : the significance of auditory sleep association stimuli., Donna Brostek Lee 1978-

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Development of a hydrogel/polypyrrole interpenetrating network for a potential application as an artificial cardiac muscle., James J. Lee 1978-

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Teacher motivation as an enhancement to the first step to success early intervention program for children with tertiary level behavioral challenges., Jon Lee

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Role of human arylamine N-acetyltransferase in carcinogen metabolism and human breast cancer progression., Carmine Simone Leggett

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A study of the total coloring of graphs., Maxfield Edwin Leidner

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Integrated modeling and analysis methodologies for architecture-level vehicle design., Rostyslav Lesiv

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Bayesian nonparametric clusterings in relational and high-dimensional settings with applications in bioinformatics., Dazhuo Li

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Mentoring of nurse managers the experience of new nurse managers in rural hospitals : does mentoring make a difference?, Leigh Lindsey 1972-

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Coaching the coaches : supporting university supervisors in the supervision of elementary mathematics instruction., Stefanie D. Livers

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Biophysical and bioanalytical studies of hyaluronan and lipids., Kristen Ann Magness 1981-

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Dysregulation of microRNA expression in acquired endocrine-resistant breast cancer., Tissa Thomas Manavalan

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Blockade of CXCR4 inhibits Porphyromonas gingivalis colonization in vivo and subsequent periodontal bone loss., Megan L. Mc Intosh

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Intracellular delivery of nanomaterials for sub-cellular imaging and tracking of biomolecules., Krishna Kiran Medepalli

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A spatial age-structured model of perennial plants with a seed bank., Kimberly Ilene Meyer

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A systems-based approach for detecting molecular interactions across tissues., Fahim Mohammad

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Incorporating nanomaterials with MEMS devices., Evgeniya V. Moiseeva 1980-

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Resourceful financing by new firms : the use of multiple credit sources, John M. Mueller

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The impact of Edward Perry Warren on the study and collections of Greek and Roman antiquities in American academia., James Murley 1947-

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A holistic examination of the impact of child maltreatment on child behavioral outcomes : a longitudinal multilevel analysis., April L. Murphy

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Learning from graphically integrated 2D and 3D representations improves retention of neuroanatomy., Farah Naaz

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3-D lung deformation and function from respiratory-gated 4-D x-ray CT images : application to radiation treatment planning., Mohammadreza Negahdar 1979-

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Experience, effectuation, and something good : Does the use of effectuation lead to positive outcomes?, Thomas E. Nelson 1971-

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School support, parental involvement, and academic and social-emotional outcomes for English-language learners in elementary school., Sarah Kate Niehaus

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Individual and developmental differences in susceptibility to the irrelevant speech effect., Amanda Frances O'Bryan

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The role of community college-based transfer programming in transfer student success., Kathren Teresa Partin

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Thermally driven Knudsen gas pump enhanced with a thermoelectric material., Kunal Pharas 1979-

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Visualizing female agency : space and gender in contemporary women's art in Mexico., Jamie L. Ratliff

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Asymptotics and confidence estimation in segmented regression models., Rebekah Ann Robinson

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From the "war on poverty" to Reagan's "new right," what's in a name? : the symbolic significance of the "welfare queen" in politics and public discourse., Kem Roper

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Regulation of vascular smooth muscle cell phenotype., Joshua Kuimeta Salabei

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Carbon-sulfur bond formation/cleavage reactions of metal-stabilized thiyl radicals by electrochemical and chemical methods., Kagna Ouch Sampson 1983-

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Evaluating the effectiveness of response to intervention : comparing the reading achievement of ELLs and native English speakers., Philip Kiersten Sapienza

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Predictors of student course evaluations., Timothy Michael Sauer

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Emotional distress in older adults with cancer : a multilevel longitudinal study., Tara J. Schapmire

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A model of resilience in children at risk for the development of anxiety., Matthew David Hartman Schrock

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Driving microfluidic flows with three dimensional electrodes., Yehya Mohamed Senousy 1982-

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Exciton generation and dissociation mechanisms in organic bulk heterojunction solar cell materials., Hemant M. Shah 1981-

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Ideological tensions, pedagogical gaps : multilingual engineering scholars' response to language variation in academic writing., Ghanashyam Sharma

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Creating an entrepreneurial frame of mind., Robert F. Sinclair

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Tobacco dependence treatment education for dental students using standardized patients., Jacqueline A. Singleton 1955-

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Zooplankton in freshwaters : potential responses to global warming, nutrient enrichment, and exotic jellyfish., Allison S. Smith

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Complexities of culture : understanding the identity of female veterans transitioning from military to college., Natesha L. Smith

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The regulation of RNA Polymerase I-mediated transcription in forebrain neurons., Scott Carl Smith

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Hyperhomocysteinemia alters sinoatrial and atrioventricular nodal function : role of the cardiac NMDA receptor., Chirag V. Soni

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Narrative of modern Chinese masculinity in Ha Jin's fiction., Lezhou Su

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The SNS logistics network design : location and vehicle routing., Yepeng Sun 1976-

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Consumer culture, material desires, and images of women in American novels and art at the turn of the 20th century., Janna S. Tajibaeva

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Second year college experiences that affect persistence and attrition for first generation and continuing generation students at small, private institutions., Angela Brown Taylor

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Racial identity attitudes, perceived barriers, career self-efficacy, and career outcome expectations among African American male adolescents., Norman L. Townsel 1960-

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Expression of adipocyte/macrophage fatty acid binding protein promotes tumor growth and metastasis., Ashley Simone Triplett

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Mathematics achievement : the impact of America's choice in Kentucky's schools., Sonia James Upton

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MR imaging of left-ventricular function : novel image acquisition and analysis techniques., Hui Wang

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Improved fabrication and modeling of piezoresistive microcantilever beams for gas detection and sensing., Ni Wang

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A Sartrean reading of American artists : Walker Percy, Edward Hopper, and Mike Nichols 1940-1970., Zhenping Wang 1963-

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Enhanced web-based summary generation for search., Brent Wenerstrom 1980-

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Assessing teacher attitude toward the inclusion of students with autism., Stephanie Elaine Wilkerson