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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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

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Greater London in the 21st century : assessing coastal flooding mitigation preparedness and regional population risk in the face of projected sea-level rise., Nathan K Wright

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An analysis of the relationship between snowpack and groundwater across Utah watersheds., Samuel Wright

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Transient absorption studies of CdSe nanocluster passivated with phenyldithiocarbamate ligands., Yizhou Xie

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Farmscapes : picturing land transformation in nineteenth-century America., Eileen L Yanoviak

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How Muslims help : an ethnography of Muslim voluntary assistance for Syrian refugees in Louisville, KY., Irene Levy Yates

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I. In the time of the others : a novel ; II. Out of east Pakistan : postcolonial colony Bangladesh as a case study of postcolonial state and postcolonial nation-state from east Pakistan to independence through the liberation war of 1971 : a critical analysis., Nadeem Zaman

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Heterogenization of complexes with redox active ligands for hydrogen evolution reaction., Wuyu Zhang

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Spatial patterning and human behavior in level "F" at Lapa do Picareiro., Brandon K Zinsious

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Synthesis, characterization, and electronic properties of novel 2D materials : transition metal dichalcogenides and phosphorene., George Anderson

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Effect of migration, carrying capacity, and fecundity on the formation of clinal patterns during range expansions., Neha J. Angal

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Effects of glyceollin on mRNA expression in the female mouse brain., Sanaya Firdaus Bamji

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When the silver screen fades to black : an analysis of black faces in film., Travesheia Rashel Bass

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How the city of Indianapolis came to have African American Policemen and Firemen 80 years before the modern civil rights movement., Leon E. Bates

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Patterns of early lexical and gestural development in children with Williams syndrome., Angela M. Becerra

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Learning from science lectures : students remember more and make better inferences when they complete skeletal outlines compared to other guided notes., David Bradley Bellinger

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Applying situational crime prevention to terrorism against airports and aircrafts., Molly Mae Block

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Investigating the influences of climate on the high elevation snowpack hydrology in the upper Colorado region., Claire-Louise Bode

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An environmental history of the Rio Grande in the Panama Canal zone, 1521- 1950., Francisco Javier Bonilla

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Crime and culture : a thematic reading of Sherlock Holmes and his adaptations., Britney Broyles

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A nativist upsurge : Kentucky's Know Nothing Party of the 1850s., Eric B. Brumfield

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The colored librarian : Thomas F. Blue and the Louisville Free Public Library's Colored Department, 1905-1935., Jacob Carlton Burress

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An evaluation of Multiple Endmember Spectral Mixture Analysis applied to Landsat 8 OLI images for mapping land cover in southern Africa's Savanna., Fernando Ferreira Caixeta

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"If this stuff matters, why isn't it being shared?" : citations, hyperlinks, and potential public futures of online writing in rhetoric and composition., Elizabeth Frances Bergeron Chamberlain

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Site responsibility : eco-art and environmental ethics in the anthropocene., Nicholas Flint Collins

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A study of the radiative pion capture process as a background to the search for muon to electron conversion with the mu2e experiment., Jacob Colston

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Working from the outside in., Byron Lee Coolie Jr.

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Exploring differences between the health and wellness of state police officers and community corrections professionals., Rodney Allen Copenhaver

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"We weren't created to do it by ourselves" : good mothering and maternal support across race, class, and family structure., Cheryl Lynn Crane

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"Puritan hypocrisy" and "conservative Catholicity" : how Roman Catholic clergy in the border states interpreted the U.S. Civil War., Carl C. Creason

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The queer child and haut bourgeois domesticity : Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt., Jessica Cresseveur

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"A part of, rather than apart from" : Louisville's black arts scene in the mid-twentieth century., Wesley Sawyer Cunningham

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Examination of the relevance of PI3K and PTEN pathway in Ustilago maydis., Nathaniel Edward Dalton

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Negotiating resistance with the character G in Naomi Izuka’s Polaroid stories., Konrad Ormand Davis Jr.

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Secular but not superficial : an overlooked nonreligious/nonspiritual identity., Daniel G. Delaney

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Patchwork : a southern family portrait., Rebekah Dement Farmer

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Teacher bias in elementary school and the factors that aid it., Camara Uras Douglas

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Challenging conventional wisdom : section 8 housing and the real impact on neighborhood values in Louisville, Kentucky., Paul Francis Dries

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Putting Christians on the map : topographic mosaics from late antique Jordan as representations of authority and status., Tracey Elizabeth Eckersley

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To write a life : three women in history., Justy Louise Engle

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Master Buddha & the jolly golly fun time gang., Todd Edward Evans

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"This machine kills fascists" : the public pedagogy of the American folk singer., Harley Ferris

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9/11 memorials : contested memory, competing narratives, and healing., Jennifer A. Fraley

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Constructing urban life : a study of automobile dependency in 148 mid-size U.S. cities., Chad Paul Frederick

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Kentucky's first statesman : George Nicholas and the founding of the commonwealth., Benjamin Michael Gies

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Impact of luminance and spatial parameters on the generation of the human pattern electroretinogram., Kate A. Godwin

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Using a mouse model to investigate male bias in autism spectrum disorder incidence., Elizabeth Ann Gordon

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Chemoselective reactions and their applications in metabolite isolation and analysis., Sadakatali Shokatali Gori

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Urban flooding and sewer inundation on the University of Louisville Belknap campus., Justin T. Hall

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The process of empathetic bonding with Berniece Charles., Candice Renee Handy

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Computation of Least Angle Regression coefficient profiles and LASSO estimates., Sandamala Hettigoda

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The evolution and analysis of legal protection for medical conscientious objectors., John Peter Hill

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Mechanisms responsible for the development of causal perception in infancy., Nicholas A. Holt

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Murakami-ego : collective culpability and selective retention., Yun Kweon Jeong

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Reel racism, real consequences : a multiple case analysis of savior films as racial projects., Eric A. Jordan

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Materials design and band gap engineering of complex nanostructures using a semi-empirical approach : low dimensional boron nanostructures, h-BN sheet with graphene domains and holey graphene., Cherno Baba Kah