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 2014

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Biomarker discovery of liver diseases using mass spectrometry-based metabolomics., Xue Shi

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Applications of GIS analyses and ecological approaches to paleolithic sites in Portugal., Christopher M. Sims

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Communitas in YouTube comments : the March 2012 Henryville tornadoes., Richard William Slawsky

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Aerial arial : a lesson in strength and stamina., Ashley Elizabeth Smith

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Transfer and the commodification of practice., Kenneth Andrew Smith

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The ethos of conspiracy argument : "character" as persuader in conspiracy rhetoric., Michael James Sobiech

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The problem of the twenty-first century in the Cherokee Nation is the problem of the color-line : how the Cherokee Freedmen have articulated a sense of cultural identity and citizenship claims over time., Shannon Spears

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The whore paradox : "rational" condom use decisions among prostitutes in the context of stigma and patriarchal bargaining., Maggie McCandless Stone

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Disaster and poverty : the differential impacts of disaster on the poor in the Gulf Coast region., Abu Muhammad Sufiyan 1979-

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Boundary contour based surface representation., Yong Su

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The grey eagle of Glen Lily : Simon Bolivar Buckner's place in the lost cause, reunion, and politics of the late nineteenth century., Whitney K. Todd 1989-

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Pedagogy : reconsiderations and reorientations., John Vance

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Legislation and its effects on race relations in southeastern Indiana, 1785-1860., D. W. Varble

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Mechanistic investigations of pseudouridine synthases : a surprising glycal intermediate lies on the reaction pathway., Govardhan reddy Veerareddygari

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Dispositional mindfulness and working memory in the context of acute stress., Lauren M. Vines

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Self-regulation theory and self-monitoring of blood glucose behavior in type 2 diabetes mellitus., Jennifer E. F. Ward

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An analysis of the Creation Museum : hermeneutics, language, and information theory., Steven Mark Watkins

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The rise of Bulgarian nationalism and Russia's influence upon it., Lin Wenshuang

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Radical sister : Lucy Freibert as feminist nun, activist, and educator., Jessica Whitish

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Prompting discussion : writing prompts, habits of mind, and the shape of the writing classroom., William Matthew Wiles

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Competing conceptions of literacy : intersections in a dual-credit writing program., Caroline Wilkinson

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The Riom trial : Marshal Petain's attack on the Third Republic., James Estel Williams 1985-

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Dust properties of Z~2 infrared-luminous lyman break galaxies., Jennifer Leigh Wojno

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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In-situ monitoring of transport properties of graphene during plasma functionalization and it's applications in energy storage., Ruwantha Jayasingha Atapattu Mudiyaneselage 1980-

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Plant and arthropod diversity in prairie restorations around Louisville, KY., Sarah Elizabeth Atherton

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Translingualism in post-secondary writing and language instruction : negotiating language ideologies in policies and pedagogical practices., Nancy Bou Ayash

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The palm of my hand : keeping an audience engaged as Benedick in Much ado about nothing., Jake Beamer

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"Tis a consummation devoutly to be wished" : mortality, sexuality and spirituality in the early modern period., Whitney L. Brown

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I "like" slash : the demographics of Facebook slash communities., Janidean Bruner 1987-

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Hope for people or hope for cities? : HOPE VI at Liberty Green., Jelisa Clark

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Our mess is more., Conyer Clayton

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The marriage effect : an intergenerational analysis of marijuana desistance., Rachel Coonce 1983-

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The women of Battlestar Galactica and their roles : then and now., Jesseca Schlei Cox 1988-

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Anxiety in children with Williams syndrome : association with negative reactivity, self-regulation, and sensory modulation., Nicole A. Crawford-Zelli

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Discovering domestic cemeteries : history, preservation, and education., Savannah Leigh Darr 1985-

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Wine with pharaohs., Jean Fox DeMoisey 1974-

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Privatization and ethical implications for public managers., Eric Dennison 1979-

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Literacy and identity in popular and participatory culture., Laura A. Detmering

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Exploring the interaction of explicit, genre-based instruction with antecedent genres and student engagement., Jason Charles Dietz

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The founding of the Art in Embassies program and the misrepresentation of American art., Zachary Scott Distel

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The new paradigm of rehabilitation : a meta-analysis of the effectiveness of incarceration-based rehabilitation in regards to recidivism reduction., Shaun Andrew Dixon 1985-

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Mixture of Poisson distributions to model discrete stock price changes., Rasitha Rangani Jayasekare Kodippuli Thanthillage Dona

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Ideologies of response in composition classrooms., Matt Dowell

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The feeling of faith : a Thomistic account of religious emotions., John K. Dryden 1976-

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The sea empress's garden., Brandon Dyer 1980-

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Deconstructing saccades : identifying the components of saccades that produce saccade-induced retrieval enhancement., James Matthew Edlin

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Influence of Lonicera maackii on leaf litter decomposition and macroinvertebrate communities in an urban stream., Catherine A. Fargen

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Site 15SP202 and the Mississippian presence at the falls of the Ohio River., William Travis Fisher 1983-

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Signs of blackness., William Fitzgerald Flood 1980-

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"Two machines similarly constructed" : humanity between apes and clones., Emily Regina Freund

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The ultimate sacrifice : a comparative study of self-immolation as a tactic of political protest in India and South Korea., Sean Goff

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Interactivity in Louisville museums., Robert Stephen Goforth 1983-

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Southern honor, Confederate warfare : southern antebellum cultural values in Confederate military operations, 1861-1865., Matthew D. Goldberg

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Testing location memory for threatening and nonthreatening stimuli : implications for evolutionary psychological theorizing., Ryan Patrick Hacklander

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Exploring the potential relationship between mindfulness and ratings of perceived exertion., Scott Michael Hanneman

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The development of word-object associations in typically developing infants and infants and toddlers with Williams syndrome., Oh Ryeong Ha

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Before your eyes., Zachary Garrett Hardin

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From farmer to market : the rhetorical construction of farmers in the local food movement., Hannah Virginia Harrison

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Cultural interpretations of Socratic and Confucian education philosophy., Wang Heng

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The relationship between dispositional mindfulness and eating : an analysis of self-reported and in vivo eating behaviors in undergraduate females., Megan E. Jablonski

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The day of the Lord., Neil David James 1989-

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Godard and Nietzsche : a case for filmosophy., Andrew Ronald Jones 1985-

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Stranded strangers : Ethiopian refugees and the quest for urban citizenship in Nairobi, Kenya., Derese Getachew Kassa 1979-

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The four others in I. Kadare's works : a study of the Albanian national identity., Jing Ke

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A paradox of American tragedy : Long day's journey into night and the problem of negative emotion in theatrical performance., Jeremy Killian

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Art museum deaccessioning : conflict between museum professionals, donor intent, the public, and living artists., Megan Elizabeth Kociscak 1987-

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Theoretical investigations of photophysics and spectroscopic properties in B12 cofactors., Karina Kornobis

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Behavioral rhythm, sleep, and mood disturbances in newly admitted nursing home residents., Irene M. Kostiwa

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Computational modelling of chemical reactions catalyzed by cobalamin (B12)-dependent enzymes : mechanistic insights., Neeraj Kumar

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Aminooxy reagents for synthesis and analysis : expanding the role of oximation., Sebastien Laulhe

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Knitting as art., Deborah Levine

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Badges of slavery : the struggle between civil rights and federalism during reconstruction., Vanessa Hahn Lierley 1981-

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The Supreme Court, the establishment clause, and the First Amendment., William Lorigan 1976-

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Numinous awakenings in The golden key., Trisha Anne Maclin 1989-

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The rhetoric of Africa : historical turns in constructing a continent, 1780-1890., Dexter Peck Mahaffey

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Utilizing the spectator perspective in the acting process., Jocelyn K. Matsuo

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The historical and cultural meanings of American music lyrics from the Vietnam War., Erin Ruth McCoy

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Navigating the field : an examination of rhetorical spaces in the Journal of sex research., Deanna McGaughey-Summers

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An inter-theoretical approach to acting., Cara Elizabeth McHugh

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Community level impacts of Microstegium vimineum on arthropod community structure and foodweb dynamics in a temperate deciduous forest., Judith L. Metcalf

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Consider David Foster Wallace, or reconsidering DFW : literary self-fashioning and slacker genius., Michael Franklin Miller

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Spectral investigation of the conformation of primary and secondary micelles of sodium cholate and the impact of pH and salt concentration., Sarah Elizabeth Milliner

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Hydrogen (H2) sensing and catalysis with organic-stabilized Pd and Pd alloy nanoparticles., Monica Moreno

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Strange fruit : an examination and comparison of themes in the anti-lynching dramas of black and white women authors of the early twentieth-century, 1916-1936., Anna Jo Paul

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Neighborhoods, social capital and economic success., Sean M. Payne

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Land use controls, equine landscapes and the role of political culture in managing sprawl development., Lynn Roche Phillips

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The autodidact : Constantine Samuel Rafinesque and the limits of the posthumanities., Elijah Pritchett

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Recovery and biogeography of Pseudomonas and Burkholderia species from the human home., Megan E. Purdy

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Support of police consolidation : assessing the impact of perceived complexity., John C. Reed 1956-

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Pioneers, proclamations, and patents : a narrative of the conquest, division, settlement, and transformation of Kentucky., Brandon Michael Robison 1986-

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A subcultural study of freestyle BMX : the effects of commodification and rationalization on edgework., Shane Scott

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Pyruvate carboxylase is upregulated in NSCLC to support proliferation and anabolism., Katherine Sellers

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Relations between nonverbal cognitive ability and spoken language development : implications for deaf toddlers who use cochlear implants., Carissa Lynn Shafto

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Resilience in late-life bereavement : disentangling the relationship between resilience and cumulative lifetime loss., Shruti N. Shah

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Development of phosphinimine-sulfonate ligands for late metal catalysis., Suisheng Shang 1966-

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Sex differences in violent school victimization : using self-control to understand variation in victimization., Anthony Smith 1989-

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Fighting for success : the use of resources by NGOs in the anti-human trafficking social movement., Lisa Stapleton 1978-

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Dirty slut : an exploration of Margaret in Shakespeare's Much ado about nothing., Lauren Ashlee Street 1987-

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Seeking Bob Thompson : dialogue/object., Slade Stumbo 1971-

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Territoriality and landscape of aggression., Piyumika Sureshni Suriyampola