This collection includes theses and dissertations from the College of Arts and Sciences. 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/about.html.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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The roles of anxious rearing, negative affect, and effortful control in a model of risk for child perfectionism., Nicholas William Affrunti

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Synthesis and fundamental property studies of energy material under high pressure., Meysam Akhtar

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American Muslim men and stigma : the use of religious communities as mechanisms for stigma management., Jack R. Allen III

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His scent of sandalwood., Lujain Almulla

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Exploring the barriers to effective federal flood mitigation in the Mississippi River region., Linda Kay Bailey

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Likelihood-based methods for analysis of copy number variation using next generation sequencing data., Udika Iroshini Bandara

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The relationship between trauma and health-related quality of life in lung cancer patients : the potential protective role of mindfulness., Rene Bayley-Veloso

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A fly has died a splendid death in a pool of strawberry ice cream., Miranda L. Becht

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Water-soluble Pd and Pd-alloy nanoparticles as catalysts in biphasic solvent., Shekhar Bhama

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Magnetic field-induced intramolecular cyclization as a trigger for nanoparticle-based delivery systems., Sara Katherine Biladeau

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Eight pieces of pie., Maggie E. Cassaro

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Building the bastard : confidence through preparation in Shakespeare's King Lear., Shaleen Tarun Cholera

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This is a black-white conversation : navigating race, class, and gender at an urban school., Jelisa S. Clark

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Preparing for racial discrimination : the role of cognition and emotion in the proactive coping process of African American college students., Ryan Christopher Tyler DeLapp

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The mark of the Devil : medical proof in witchcraft trials., Sarah Dunn

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Mechanism investigation of pseudouridine synthases TruB and RluA with RNA containing 5-fluorouridine and 4-thiouridine., Uyen T. Duong

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Since the time of Eve : La Leche League and communities of mothers throughout history., Joanna Paxton Federico

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A risky business : examining the prevalence and correlates of post traumatic stress disorder symptomology and social support in Kentucky's adult correctional staff., Ashley Terrell French

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Governing the urban water commons : essays on collaborative policy networks in a polycentric ecology of urban water policy games., Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah

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Don't go unless you mean it : a novel with critical afterword : heteronormative masculine performance in contemporary fictions of the rural American south., Nathan N. Gower

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Stories at work : restorying narratives of new teachers' identity learning in writing studies., Rachel Gramer

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Homogeneous ligand-centered hydrogen evolution and hydrogen oxidation : exploiting redox non-innocence to drive catalysis., Andrew Z. Haddad

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New genres and new challenges : five interdisciplinary case studies of master's student writers., Meghan Lynne Hancock

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Regularized solutions for terminal problems of parabolic equations., Sujeewa Indika Hapuarachchi

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Aspirations into action : navigating structures for community engagement at the University of Louisville., Megan Faver Hartline

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MAN/BOY., Nick Hartman

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Exploring a multifactorial, clinical model of thought disorder : application of a dimensional, transdiagnostic approach., Mara Ann Hart

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Social dynamics, network structure, and information diffusion in fish shoals., Matthew Jerome Hasenjager

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Interaction style of mothers of young children with Williams syndrome and relations with child expressive vocabulary., Danielle R. Henderson

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Articulating the new normal(s) : mental disability, medical discourse, and rhetorical action., Andrew Wesley Holladay

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Late Magdalenian lithic technological organization at Lapa do Picareiro, central Portugal., Melissa Jean Holst

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Parental opinions about prenatal genetic screening and selective abortion for Down Syndrome., Laura E. Holt

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Lacanian gaze, semiotics, and the enigma of Bosch., Virginia Lynn Hosono

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All-optical switching in ferromagnetic superlattices., Faren Hoveyda Marashi

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Environmental factors, not plants, contribute to functional diversity of soil bacteria in the dunes of lake michigan., Andrea Stark Howes

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Unthink pink : master narratives and counterstories of breast cancer., Jessica C. Hume

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Media framing and public opinion of refugees: news coverage of Hungarian refugees, 1956-57., Cecelia M. Hunt

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Fantastical body narratives : cosplay, performance, and gender diversity., Tiffany M. Hutabarat-Nelson

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Evaluating ligand assisted activation of small molecules through proton reduction and alcohol oxidation., Rahul Jain

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Student attitudes on social media and perception of instructor social media use., Abi Mathew John

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A curriculum of civic responsibility : transitioning Black American students to college-level writing., Jamila M. Kareem

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Retellings : a collection of nonfiction essays., Jennifer Kiefer

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Extending difference of votes rules on three voting models., Sarah Schulz King

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Intraspecific differences in belowground associations and seedling root morphology for the biofuel crop, Panicum virgatum., Erin Renee Kinnetz

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Traces of the (un)familiar : family, identity, and the return of the repressed in the photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard., Hunter Martin Kissel

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Controlled electrochemical synthesis of single one-dimensional metal nanochains across microgap electrodes., Amareshwari Konutham

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The art of silence., Lydia Anne Kowalski

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Moral time and homicide investigations., David Stuart Lapsey Jr.

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Artificial olfactory system for multi-component analysis of gas mixtures., Alexander Aleksandrovich Larin

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Urban governance reconsidered : assessing the roles of public-, private-, and third sector leaders in governing the modern city., Benjamin Colby Leamon

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This is just a phase : the impact of population structure on haplotype phasing and linkage disequilibrium measures at functional genetic sites., Roxanne Kaaren Leiter

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Development of recyclable gold nanoparticles for routine benchtop catalysis in organic transformations., Shengzong Liang

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Some problems arising from mathematical model of ductal carcinoma in SITU., Heng Li

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The military meets the university : mapping issues of literacy sponsorship across military and academic settings., Ashley Ludewig

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Residuated maps, the way-below relation, and contractions on probabilistic metric spaces., M. Ryan Luke

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Labor and happiness., Tyler Reid Madden

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From damsel in distress to active agent : female agency in children's and young adult fiction., Megan Sarah McDonough

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The knowledge economy : increasing human capital on the U.S. I-65 corridor., Brandon S. McReynolds

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American emergency : catastrophe and culture in the U.S.A., from the Civil War to Hurricane Katrina., Lynda Kristian Mercer

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James Franklin Bell : hard war in the Philippines., Daniel Michael

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Short stories., Karley Miller

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Characterizing reactive glutamines in fibrinogen and elucidating factor XIII substrate specificity., Kelly Njine Mouapi

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A cross-sectional exploration of household financial reactions and homebuyer awareness of registered sex offenders in a rural, suburban, and urban county., John Charles Navarro

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Sonic intolerance : aural yellowface during the golden age of American radio., Greyson Perry Neff

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The influence of sport participation on youth binge drinking., Jason Nicholson

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A spatial analysis of the relationship between violent neighborhood crime rates and alternative gentrification indicators in Louisville, KY (2010-2016)., George A. Noonan

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Challenging the self : an examination of the media's role in creating idealized bodies and the artists that challenge them., Jessica Oberdick

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Southern veils : the sisters of Loretto in early national Kentucky., Hannah O'Daniel

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Chemoselective reagents for derivatization of trace--level volatile carbonyl compounds using a microreactor approach., Mumiye A. Ogunwale

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Psychophysical analysis of three separate anisotropic patterns in vision : putting visual reference frames in conflict to study the class 1 and 2 oblique effects and the horizontal effect., Eleanor O'Keefe

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Breaking the cycle of silence : the significance of Anya Seton's historical fiction., Lindsey Marie Okoroafo (Jesnek)

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Trinity part one : food of the Gods., Thomas Edward Olges

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Thomas Merton : evil, suffering, zen and the purified soul theodicy., David Edward Orberson

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Transplantar : los frutos de sus labores Transplant : fruit of their labor., Marie-Elena Ottman

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Nonspreading solutions in integro-difference models with allee and overcompensation effects., Garrett Luther Otto

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Oil, space, and national imaginaries : discursive productions by standard oil New Jersey post WWII., Michael Poindexter

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Moving mountains : a study examining long-term impacts of mountaintop removal coal mining on mortality in the Appalachian region using geographic information sciences techniques., James Howard Kent Pugh

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Gene expression of ammonium transporters in Ustilago maydis and their role in pathogenicity and virulence., Kirsten Richardson

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New perspectives on the history of the Ohio Valley frontier, 1750-1838 : connecting recent scholarship with public interpretation., Ellen Rich

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Organizational collaboration and its impact on immigrants and refugees in Louisville., Elizabeth Burdette Roberts

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The lose-lose situation : identity prioritization and gendered communication in co-recreational intramural basketball., Megan Robinson

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Ironic deference : an inquiry into the nineteenth-century feminist rhetoric of Kesiah Shelton., Melissa Rothman

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Hard to see through the smoke : remembering the 1912 Hillsville, Virginia courthouse shootout., Travis A. Rountree

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Remotely sensed heat : variation and change in surface urban heat islands in a temperate eco-region of the United States., Jeremy Sandifer

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The dangers and self protective behaviors of ride share drivers., M. Angela Schwendau

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Transversal approaches and ecological artwork., Madison DeAnna Sevilla

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The otaku phenomenon : pop culture, fandom, and religiosity in contemporary Japan., Kendra Nicole Sheehan

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Finding exuberance for the role Shelby in Baltimore., Danielle Smart

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Fabrication and functionalization of carbon nanocages for use in CFx batteries., Nathan Smith

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Norton Commons, Clifton, and social equity : a neighborhood, inter-neighborhood, and regional comparison of new urbanism and “old” urbanism., Aaron J. Stephenson

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Colorectal cancer FIT screening in the hope vi population of Jefferson County, Kentucky., Jeffrey D. Stone

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Cumulative trauma, emotion reactivity and salivary cytokine response following acute stress among healthy women., Yvette Z. Szabo

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The sources of behavioral reinforcement : an examination of nonsocial reinforcement theory., Heather Tolle

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Dead places : American horror, placelessness, and globalization., Katherine Ashley Wagner

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Emotion socialization and families of children with and without ADHD., Danielle M. Walerius

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LGBTQ+ nondiscrimination laws in Kentucky., Christopher M Wales

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Regulation of haplid phenotypes in Ustilago maydis by ammonium transporters and components of the b mating locus., Rena Margaret Wallen

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Embeddedness and commitment : tracing patterns of family instability and child wellbeing over time., Heidi Michele Williams

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Examining the link between press freedom and politics., Megan Wollerton

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The cultural creation of Fulvia Flacca Bambula., Erin Leigh Wotring