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 2019

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Use of anodic stripping voltammetry to study the size-selective electrophoretic deposition and aggregation-dependent oxidation of metal nanoparticles., Stacy L. Allen

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2D materials based heterostructures : a lithography free method., Adel Alruqi

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Religious coping measurement in the context of long-term care., Nathaniel David Andrew

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Send nudes : art on social anxiety and human connection in an internet driven society., Lauren A Bader

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Urban (un)planning and social vulnerability in the context of rapid urbanization and data constraints: a quantitative study of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania., Sheliza Bhanjee

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"A trained and trustful soul" : life and literature of a black Louisville artist in minstrel America., Emma Christine Bryan

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Thinging : powerful objects., Tammy M. Burke

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A study of big field multivariate cryptography., Ryann Cartor

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Algebraic properties of neural codes., Katie C. Christensen

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Vital data : writing and circulating data in non-profits., Patrick Danner

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Wounds and writing : building trauma-informed approaches to writing pedagogy., Michelle L. Day

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Lithium molybdate-sulfur battery., Ruchira Ravinath Dharmasena

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Changing internal identity through physical crafting in performance., Lauren Elizabeth Dobbs

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Exploring place as a producer of localized art styles and its role in a contemporary global art world., Alexis Doerr

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Experimental immunology and the potential for osteopathological reconstructions : pursuing an experimental foundation for the skeletal inflammatory index., Megan Elizabeth Duncanson

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Anthropogenic landscapes of Amazonia : a spatial analysis of landscape modification and settlement organization at Macurany, Brazil., M. Grace Ellis

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Vlogging truth to power : a qualitative study of resilience as practiced by transgender youtube content creators., Corey J. Feger

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Impartiality, social network effects and collective memory: three essays on trust in police., Matthew Robert Fischer

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Emotion regulation is associated with peer victimization among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder., Nicholas D. Fogleman

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User's ability to detect fake news in online environments., Aleeza N. Gardner

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"Model and patriarch" of southern settlements : neighborhood house in Louisville, Kentucky, 1896-1939., Kalie Ann Gipson

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Learning and laboring : student-workers’ networked experiences of literacy, agency, and mobility in the Neoliberal University., Layne Porta Gordon

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Behavioral and cognitive correlates of intolerance of uncertainty in children with and without anxiety disorders., Colette Marie Gramszlo

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Trauma narratives in mental health interpreting : a qualitative study., Miranda Hale

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A new fantasy of crusade : Sarras in the vulgate cycle., Christopher Michael Herde

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Subversive sponsorship : organized literacy education and the long civil rights movement., Jaclyn Hilberg

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The captivity narratives of Cynthia Ann Parker : settler colonialism, collective memory, and cultural trauma., Treva Elaine Hodges

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The actor’s rhythm, internal beat., Lashondra Cherell Hood

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Speech articulation in children with Williams syndrome or 7q11.23 duplication syndrome., Myra Jean Fallon Huffman

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Exploring the Indian opinion : interpretations of colonialism, anti-colonial activism, and Gandhi's influence in three African countries, 1950-1960., Alexander Ganesha Kaliannan

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Coming to terms with Gonzo journalism : an analysis in Russian formalism., Beau Kilpatrick

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Hybridity and political disorder : a mixed method approach to understanding the hybrid regime., Bryce Jamison Kleinsteuber

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A multi-plot assessment of vegetation structure using a micro-unmanned aerial system (UAS) in a semi-arid savanna environment., Nicholas E Kolarik

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Remaking identities, reworking graduate study : stories from first-generation-to-college rhetoric and composition PhD students on navigating the doctorate., Ashanka Kumari

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Marriage among U.S. international students : meanings and aspirations., Assel Kuzembayeva

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Evaluation of a learning community program for developmental reading students at a two-year college., Tonya Scott Lanphier

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Characterizing majority rule on various discrete models of consensus., Trevor Leach

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A study on radiative pion capture as a source of background in the search for muon to electron conversion at the Mu2e experiment., Joseph Leibson

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Representation and restraint : cross-national analysis of fractionalization and state-building., David Lian

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Queering black greek-lettered fraternities, masculinity and manhood : a queer of color critique of institutionality in higher education., Antron Demel Mahoney

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Progressive city in the progressive era : child welfare reform in Louisville Kentucky., Mary K. Marlatt

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Curating an American immigrant identity : German and Latin American heritage weekends as placemaking in Louisville, Kentucky, 1974-1980., Sarah Elizabeth McCoy

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Developmental changes in reasoning about cross-classified individuals., Catherine H. McDermott

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Help-seeking for cognitive impairment by the patient : the role of self-compassion., Allison J. Midden

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Mapping rural literacy sponsorship networks : literacy infrastructures and perceptions in Abbyville., Amy McCleese Nichols

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Reading the readers : analyses of Shakespearean and Cervantine characters as (dys)functional readers., Erin Shannon O'Reilly

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Waiting room., Helen Payne

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Allee effects introduced by density dependent phenology., Timothy James Pervenecki

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Exploring individual and dyadic associations of dispositional mindfulness as an ameliorative factor of anxiety and roommate satisfaction among undergraduate roommates., Kala Phillips

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Synthetic methods and biological applications of nitrogen heterocycles to compounds of biological interest., Jarrid Ronnebaum

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Transforming moss P. patens with lignin peroxidase through heterologous protein expression., Jesse Lee Rozsa

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Emotion regulation and the experience of racial microaggressions., Broderick Sawyer

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"Monogamish" : constructing shared meaning of commitment and marriage in same-sex relationships., Brandon Michael Schmidt

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Fatal attraction : intimate partner violence among black LGBTQ relationships., Amberli A. Seay

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Plant protein prenylation in environmental responses and protein production., Parul Singh

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Affirmatively furthering fair housing at the local level : a critical discourse analysis of practices in Louisville, Kentucky., Steven P. Sizemore

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Under construction : acting, creativity, collaboration, and SITI company., Carol Stewart

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All the better to see you with., Monica Stewart

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Trace., KCJ Szwedzinski

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This to which we've come., Holly Tabor

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"Gentlemen with brains" : the use of historical figures in the development of the character of Hortensio in an adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew., Terry Tocantins

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Character arcs: mapping creative writers' trajectories into the composition classroom., Jon Udelson

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Functional opponency in working memory capacity predicts cognitive flexibility in problem solving., Charles A. Van Stockum Jr.

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Exploring the role of PTN1 in ustilago maydis., Lalu Murali Krishna Vijayakrishna Pillai

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Synthesis, characterization, and evaluation of metal complexes with cancer selective anti-proliferative effects and hydrogen evolution catalytic properties., Nicholas Vishnosky

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Digital political information consumption and ambivalent political attitudes., Dane Ryan Warner

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Vile transgressor of the womb : prosecution and persecution for concealment in Puritan Massachusetts., Jennifer White

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A contemporary trend analysis of Kentucky state police vehicular pursuit-related collisions and injuries., Frederick A. Williams Jr.

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Leonora Carrington : A Bestiary., Stephanie Wise

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The emergent matter of archives : a rhetorical investigation of the queer formation of the Williams-Nichols archive., Richard Wysocki

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Igniting the imagination : tenaciously building a character., Lois Abdelmalek

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"Why am I in school?": a mixed methods investigation into stopping out of college., Kathryn Gardner Adamchik

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The effects of habitat and connectivity on tropical ant ecology and behavior., Benjamin Jacob Adams

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The history and signification of the Navicella Mosaic at St. Peter's Basilica, Rome., Eston Dillon Adams

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Cross-validation of the body compassion scale in a sample of women in perimenopause., Jennifer K. Altman

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Conciencia bilingüe : the multilingual and academic writing practices of undocumented immigrant activists., Sara del Pilar Alvarez

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Conquerors or cowards: the role of the Kentucky mounted militia in the Indian wars from 1768 to 1841., Joel Anderson

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Coagulation Factor XIIIA: biochemical properties underlying physiological function., Boris Anokhin

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Assessing the relationship between talker normalization and spectral contrast effects in speech perception., Ashley Atri Assgari

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Public policy and strategies to support institutional and technological innovations in the new water economy: the example of innovation technology clusters in developing and diffusing water technologies., Craig Francis Barham

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Biophysical exploration of conformational environments in zymogen prothrombin and blood coagulant thrombin., Ramya Billur

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Political activism and resistance in Irish America : the clan na gael 1912-1916., Sara Bethany Bornemann

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The population ecology and behavior of the cave salamander, Eurycea lucifuga (Rafinesque, 1822)., Joseph Gavin Bradley

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The emperor's new clothes: how the new atheists are reminding the humanities of their place and purpose in society., David Ira Buckner

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The mosaics of Ciudad Universitaria : Mexican muralism at the crossroads., Annemarie Elizabeth Carney

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Frederic Lindley Morgan : gentleman architect and reluctant modernist., Lisa Grace Carpenter

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Uncertain certainties: an analysis of the American response to the 2014-2016 West African Ebola epidemic., Kelly Carty

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Malaria in the prehistoric Caribbean : the hunt for hemozoin., Mallory D. Cox

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The disjointed moment : marking, mapping, and making the real in William Eggleston's election eve (1976)., Joel Darland

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Repetitive negative thinking styles and first-semester academic performance: psychological risk and resilience among low-income college students., Darlene M. Davis

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Impacts of ammonia and temperature on freshwater snail behavior and physiology., Megan Christine DeWhatley

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Investigating the unique reactivity of novel HX (X=Cl, Br) reagents with alkenes and alkynes., Rene E. Ebule

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'Where history meets the future' : a historiographic exploration of Mississippi : the view from Tougaloo., Khirsten L. Echols

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Self-executed dramaturgy : a journey with Miss Ida B. Wells., Sidney Michelle Edwards

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The effects of monaural and binaural cues on perceived reverberation by normal hearing and hearing-impaired listeners., Gregory Matthew Ellis

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Fostering positive emotion through self-compassion in individuals with chronic pain., Melissa E. Ellsworth

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Computational modeling of electronically excited states in cobalamin-dependent reactions., Brady D. Garabato

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Photonic tools for advanced sensing and imaging at the nanoscale., Jafar Hamed Ghithan

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Factorization in integral domains., Ryan H. Gipson

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Dead wood and decomposition in a tropical forest : vertical patterns, long-term processes, and the role of lightning., Evan Matthew Gora