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 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

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Breaking with tradition(?) : female representations of heroism in old english poetry., Kathryn A. Green

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The ‘just city’ or just a city? : evaluating social justice and equity in planning education., Wes Grooms

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There is water in the world for us : the environmental theories of Alice Walker., Janae Lewis Hall

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The styles of criminology : writing among the stars., Ethan Maxwell Higgins

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Accuracy differences between interview formats : examining factors that may influence metamemory utilization., Robin F. Hopkins

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Potential for developing run-of-river systems in eastern Kentucky : a GIS approach to site suitability., Thomas Jeffords

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High dynamic range optical devices and applications., Elijah Robert Jensen

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A structural equation analysis of the relationships between PTSD, depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation : is general strain theory a viable framework for explaining suicide risk among correctional staff?, Wm. Clay Johnson

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The unequal city: the mass criminalization of the urban poor., Elizabeth Michele Jones

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Gender boundary negotiation within the U.S. immigrant/refugee resettlement : how transnational bridge-building matters., Telesphore Kagaba

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Arab-Islamic and folk health models: new perspectives on Syrian refugee resettlement in the US., Ghina Kheir

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Identification and functional characterization of effectors from an anther smut fungus, Microbotryum lychnidis-dioicae., Venkata Swathi Kuppireddy

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Effects of context and individual differences on memory for prior remembering., Marcus L. Leppanen

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"Triggers": systematic and social cues for black college student racial self-consciousness and rejection sensitivity, race-based., LeAnna T. Luney

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Long-range electrostatic interactions in gold catalysis and fluorinating reagent development., Zhichao Lu

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Framing climate change as national security: a survey-experiment on climate change perceptions., Adam Lyons

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Pens, print, and pixels : gendered writing and the epistolary genre in transitional eras., Keri Elizabeth Mathis

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A fractured conversation : the professional, scholarly, and disciplinary identities of two-year college writing faculty., Laura Sceniak Matravers

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North American indigenous collection and curation and its impact on market arts., Adelaide McComb

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Weight stigma and motivation to exercise : exploring associations and constructs from the basic needs theory., Stephanie R. McDonough

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Title., Douglas Miller

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The new Elizabethans a novel-in-stories with critical afterword modifying motherhood in a new motherland : artistic approaches to communicating change in female and national identity during Elizabeth II's reign., Sarah Ivens Moffett

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Furthering understanding of forensic units: a detailed examination of Knoxville police department's crime scene unit., Cassandra Christina Rausch

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Macro-level predictors of assaults against police in Kentucky., Virginia Paulette Redman

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Soil ecology of the exotic dune grass Leymus arenarius., Matthew L. Reid

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Social determinants of health and a grounded mixed-methods approach to explain declining life expectancy in Eastern Kentucky : 1980 – 2014., William Renda

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Will-power through physical connectivity., Mia Donata Rocchio

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The regional distribution and molecular interactions of phospholipids and glucose in mammalian vitreous humors., Abigail Nicole Schnepf

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Common ground, diverging paths: eighteenth-century English and French landscape painting., Jessica Robins Schumacher

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Gestures of creative recovery for the egocentric actor through performance in Wertenbaker's our country's good., Ross Joel Shenker

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Dixie tornadoes : a spatial analysis of tornado risk in the U.S. south., Joshua L. Sherretz

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Transcending the panels: varieties of experience and selfhood in comics., Will D. Simpson

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Gender and leadership in animal sheltering organizations., Jennifer Blevins Sinski

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Killing Martin county : resiliency in a central Appalachian community., David Adam Sizemore

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Screening older adults for depression : the relationship among clinical discipline training, barriers, attitudes, norms, and perceived behavioral control., Ronald W. Smith

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African American grandmothers as the black matriarch : you don't live for yourself., Tanisha Nicole Stanford

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Information theoretic thresholding techniques based on particle swarm optimization., Surina Surina

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Microaggressions in LGB individuals: the protective role of positive LGB identity., Ghazel Tellawi

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"We're asking you to show up" : accountability as rhetorical practice for queer, feminist, and racial justice allyship., Laura Tetreault

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Navigating mental health care access in Louisville : an ethnography of local resources and care assemblages., Laura Drabelle Valentine

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Developments in multivariate post quantum cryptography., Jeremy Robert Vates

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First semester academic functioning of college students : the role of stressful and traumatic life events., Ashlee J. Warnecke

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Computational prediction, characterization, and methodology development for two-dimensional nanostructures: phosphorene and phosphide binary compounds., Congyan Zhang

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Plasma based synthesis and surface modification of graphene., Rong Zhao

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Understanding the relationship between positive affect and cortisol in lung cancer patients., Lauren Ann Zimmaro

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