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 2016

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Exchange patterns and relations in collaborative governance., Charles Wharton Kaye-Essien

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Assessing cultural competence in a mental health outpatient facility., Alexis N. Keen Crook

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To my betas, endless chocolate frogs! : exploring the intersections of emotion, the body, and literacy in online fanfiction., Brittany Kelley

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Social comparison processes as contributors to consistent physical activity., Holly M. Knight

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Identities without origins : fat/trans subjectivity and the possibilities of plurality., MC Lampe

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Woody plant communities of three urban wetlands and the success of an invasive shrub (Lonicera maackii) over natural and experimental flooding gradients., Meghan Rhea Langley

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Plant community responses to the removal of Lonicera maackii from an urban woodland park., Elihu H. Levine

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"Clarity" and "The romantic Marvin Milkweed"., Adam Christopher Lippert

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Nurses' intentions to initiate an antipsychotic or behavioral intervention with nursing home residents : the role of norms, being evaluated, self-efficacy, time pressures, and staffing., Brian M. Ludwin

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Effects of invasive shrub honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) and forest composition on bird communities in woodland stands., Katie Rae Lynch

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The zodiac army., Keith Charles Marks

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Casting calls on the hillbilly highway : a content analysis of Appalachian-based reality television programming., Dan Thelman Martin

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Let's keep in touch : conversations about access and tactility., Whitney E. B. Mashburn

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Race, rebellion, and Arab Muslim slavery : the Zanj Rebellion in Iraq, 869 - 883 C.E., Nicholas C. McLeod

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A qualitative analysis of communality in Louisville community gardens., Victoria Ann Montgomery

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Care, constraint, and collaboration : situating gender and power among multidisciplinary human service organizations., Christa Jane Moore

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Presence and the actor's craft., Casey Richard Moulton

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"The quality of women's intelligence" : female humanists in Renaissance Italy., Julie Myers-Mushkin

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Global population distributions and the environment : discerning observed global and regional patterns., Jeremiah J. Nieves

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Development and applications of novel HF-based fluorination reagents : DMPU-HF., Otome Elisha Okoromoba

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Mathematical hybrid models for image segmentation., Carlos M. Paniagua Mejia

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Dietary resource utilization patterns and head morphology among three sympatric watersnake species., Micah Warren Perkins

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Stories of single mothers : narrating the sociomaterial mechanisms of community literacy., Kathryn Elizabeth Perry

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Analyzing the phenologic dynamics of kudzu (Pueraria montana) infestations using remote sensing and the normalized difference vegetation index., Faye Peters

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Approaches to arthropod conservation : landscape genetics, community assessment, and prediction of extinction risk., Victoria Annette Prescott

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Distress, circadian rhythms, immunity, and survival in presurgical breast cancer patients., Whitney Nicole Rebholz

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A culturally-sensitive cognitive model of worry in African American youth., Allyn Elizabeth Richards

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New game+, Bobby Rich

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A collection of inventions : radio, reeducation, and the postwar German public sphere., James Rooney

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Framing bottled water : an analysis of the framing contest between the anti-bottled water movement and the bottled water industry., Eileen Schuhmann

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Spreading speeds along shifting resource gradients in reaction-diffusion models and lattice differential equations., Jin Shang

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Modern megachurch organization in the United States (2005-2013) : an exploratory organizational study of the American megachurch phenomenon., Robert Lee Shelby Jr.

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Same-sex child molestation within the Boy Scouts of America initiation and termination in victim narratives., Leah Catherine Jihee Shon

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La Minga as a model of food justice? : a thesis on the motivations and practices of immigrant and native-citizen growers at La Minga cooperative farm in Prospect, Ky., Tyler Austin Short

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Identification and characterization of genes involved in metabolism of n5 monoene precursors to n5 anacardic acids in the trichomes of Pelargonium x hortorum., Richa A. Singhal

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Claude Cahun, Marcel Moore, and the collapse of "surrealist photography"., Elizabeth Ann Driscoll Smith

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Top Drawer : 150 years of Bittners in theory and practice., Wesley Elizabeth Spencer

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This sleep of reason., Brit Thompson

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The Casamance conflict : un-imagining a community., Sandra Tombe

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Structure, spending, and democracy : a study of municipal governments., Neal McIntyre Turpin

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The available means of imagination : personal narrative, public rhetoric, and circulation., Stephanie D. Weaver

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Detecting evidence of systemic inflammation from osteological markers in the Indian Knoll population of Ohio county, Kentucky., Krysta Wilham

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Amused teachers and public readers : empathy and derision in "student blooper" collections., Jessica Winck

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Insights into the introduction histories and population genetic dynamics of the Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus) and Argentine black and white Tegu (Salvator merianae) in Florida., Jared Price Wood

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The influence of high/low context culture on choice of communication media : students’ media choice to communicate with professors in China and the United States., Xiaoxu Yang

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Imagining the Nigerian nation through the West African pilot 1960-1966., David Zintak

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Sisters of the Mississippi struggle : examining the contributions by women to the fight for voting equality in Mississippi in the early 1960s., Morgan Ackerman, 1980-

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Community characteristics associated with local intergovernmental cooperation., Sarin Adhikari

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The impact of victimization on the disabled., Derek James Allen

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Do hydrocarbon and salinity disturbance affect marine meiofauna diversity and community structure?, Kyle Edward Anderson

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Effects of amplitude modulation on sound localization in reverberant environments., Paul W. Anderson

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Language difference and expansive learning : negotiating concepts, contexts, and identities in writing-related transfer studies., Megan Jeanne Bardolph

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Mapping debris-covered glaciers in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru : an object-based image analysis approach., Donald J. Biddle

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Conflicted tourism : heritage narratives, sectarian schism, and economic growth in Northern Ireland., Ashleigh Larissa Bixby

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Doing time by conceiving space : the rhetorical cartographies of imprisoned writers., Benjamin Bogart

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Awareness of executive functioning as a diagnostic tool for mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease., Jeremy Stark Carmasin

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William Faulkner and alcoholism : distilling facts and fictions., Quintin Thomas Chipley 1956-

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Capital? child rape : does public opinion support the use of the death penalty on child rapists?, Charlene Kaye Chudacoff 1987-

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The evolution and ecology of individual specializations amongst a group of dietary generalists., Carl S. Cloyed

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The love that refuses to speak its name : examining queerbaiting and fan-producer interactions in fan cultures., Cassandra M. Collier,

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High-precision time-series photometry for the discovery and characterization of transiting exoplanets., Karen Alicia Collins 1962-

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Support partners of registered sex offenders : exploring their experiences, identities, and perceptions., David Patrick Connor

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Atmospheric nitrogen assimilation in Ustilago maydis., Michael Cooper

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Canterbury and the crown : how the personal relationships between Tudor monarchs and their Archbishop of Canterbury affected the Church in England., Mary Alexandra Covington

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Temporal information processing across primary visual cortical layers in normal and red light reared tree shrews., Wenhao Dang

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Adapting to Eda : embracing change and acting accordingly., Tia LeShaun Davis 1989-

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Sex offenses at Protestant Christian churches : a typology and examination using social disorganization theory., Andrew Stephen Denney

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Optical and sensing properties of various shaped gold nanoplates and highly controlled asymmetric gold nanoplate/nanosphere coupled assemblies., Aiqin Fang

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Dietary carotenoids and the complex role of redness in the behavior of the firemouth cichlid Thorichthys meeki., Sarah Anne Fauque

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Intimate partner psychological abuse and posttraumatic stress symptoms : the role of shame during recall of psychological abuse memories., Kimberly N. Fleming

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Order automorphisms on the lattice of residuated maps of some special nondistributive lattices., Erika D. Foreman

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Youth graffiti vandalism : liminal perspectives in the light of masculinity, social contract theory and transformative process., Alton C. Frabetti

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Educational excellence through dual degrees : using Symbolic Convergence Theory to make it happen here., Stephanie Ann French

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Testing the chronic care model for depression in homebound older adults., Brittney Rose Getz

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Effects of different agricultural management systems on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal diversity, community structure, and ecosystem services., Charles Bradford Gottshall

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Food safety : analyzing the connection between government and industrial influence., Jennifer Lee Hall 1983-

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The tools of one-handed Zen : Hakuin Ekaku's technological and artistic charisma., Brandon James Harwood 1982-

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Provisions of labor : prehistoric evidence for economic behavior at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico., David Alan Hoefer 1959-

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More than "moon gold and marbles" : rationalization, reform, and the transformation of the American circus, 1900-1940., Matt Holdzkom 1981-

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Strong quota pair systems and May's theorem on median semilattices., Lucas Hoots

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A study of the catalytic and chemical properties of palladium and palladium-silver monolayer protected clusters., Luther Benjamin Hutcherson

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Next-gen transcriptomics reveals variable gene expression in Stenotrophomonas maltophilia K279A when grown in co-culture with Pseudomonas aeruginosa 2192., David Jensen 1984-

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"What role we, as Negro youth of America, could play" : a new history of the Louisville NAACP youth, 1937-1955., Alexis Monique Johnson

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Building castles in the air : a discussion of the architectonic language of thought and the limits of postmodernism., Monica Krupinski

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Sulfur-oxidation enhances nitrile hydration in bioinspired ruthenium complexes : catalytic, kinetic, and DFT investigations., Davinder Kumar

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Judges' perceptions of sex offender registration, community notification, and residency restrictions., Lauren Nicole Lennon

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The local Cygnus cold cloud and further constraints on a local hot bubble., Geoffrey Robert Lentner

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Trapped in the Tiebout model : the impact of federal affordable housing programs on migration of wealthier residents., Yu-Chih Lin

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The citizen police academy : rational myths, legitimization, and emotion work : the effects of emotion on acceptance of rational myths., Michael Wayne Littrell

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“A polished, a practical, or a profound education” : (gendered) rhetorical literacies and higher learning in Louisville’s first free public high schools, 1856-1896., Amy Jean Lueck

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Application of surface chemistry at the interface of mesoporous TiO2 films for stable and high efficiency dye-sensitized solar cells., Tulashi Luitel

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An unnamed God., Luke Cash Mansfield

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The unique electrochemical reactivity of small metal nanoparticles., Rafael A. Masitas

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The process of curating Trace of a Body : creating relationships and building experiences., Bailey Marie Mazik 1990-

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Spreading speeds and traveling waves in some population models., Quancheng Meng

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Chaos in semiflows., Chad Money

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Plant community responses to invasive shrub and vine removal in an urban park woodland., Eric Richard Moore

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A day in the life : identity communication at the intersection of race, gender, and sexual orientation., Mary C. Mudd

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An electronic theory of democracy : house members on their computers., Doug Murdoch

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"If we don't talk about it, they'll never go away" : an examination of the experiences of and reactions to stigma by a diverse population of adoptive parents in the United States., Jessica Rae Newton