This collection includes theses and dissertations from the University of Louisville. 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 fill out the Electronic Theses & Dissertations form.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Identifying protective factors against overweight and obesity within the social environment of women with low incomes., Monica M. Adams

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An actor's process in bridging the gap between first-generation and multi-generational African-American identities., Mutiyat Ade-Salu

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Differences in opportunity evaluation between corporate and independent entrepreneurs., Alireza Aghaey

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A structural study of correlated materials: incipient mott insulators and low-dimensional systesm., Alaa Alfailakawi

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Tobacco smoke exposures and fertility-related outcomes among females seeking fertility care, and the interaction with N-Acetyltransferase 2 (NAT2).., T'shura S. A. Ali

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Development and applications of condensed phase cavity ring-down spectroscopy for studies of electrochemical and interfacial., Shadi Ahmad Alnaanah

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Model-based control methods to improve the power qualify of grid-connected single-phase inverters., Moath Alqatamin

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The making of a person: the relationship of job crafting and leisure crafting on work engagement, occupational role salience, job performance and psychological well-being., Joshua D. Anna

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Preventable hospitalization among type 2 diabetes patients in Kentucky before and after medicaid expansion 2010-2017., Turky Jamil Arbaein

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A novel approach to HIV prevention: understanding multi-level influences on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PREP) uptake and outreach among African Americans., Suur Debrah Ayangeakaa

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Medusa for three sopranos and chamber orchestra., Joshua Baerwald

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Development and validation of the measure of perceived safety in the college classroom: a mixed methods phenomenological research study., Jennifer Ballard-Kang

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Aboveground-belowground interactions: roles of soil biotic and abiotic factors on switchgrass's (panicum virgatum) growth, defense against herbivory and cell wall chemistry., Binod Basyal

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Aqueous redox flow batteries with Boron doped diamond as an electrode., Alex M. Bates

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Predictors of urban homeless rates., Andrew John Bates

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Comparative secretomics and functional analysis of effectors utilized by the Microbotryum genus of anther-smut fungal pathogens, and their role in host-specificity., William Christopher Beckerson

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Experimental evaluation of heat leak and convective heat transfer in a household freezer., Catherine E. Berghuis

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The effects of self-regulated strategy development instruction on argument writing skills of adolescents with mild disabilities., Stacy Crawford Bewley

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Long for death., Ashley William Bittner

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Analysis of twenty-first century zines., Anna Blake

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Risks of indirect trauma among direct support professionals who work with adults with intellectual/ developmental disabilities: Impact on organizational, staff and client outcomes., Daniel A. Boamah

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"Don't put an 'or' where God puts an 'and'": constitutive rhetoric in queer Appalachia., Brooke Elizabeth Boling

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Moral distress and moral residue among nurses working in the surgical intensive care unit: a descriptive qualitative approach., Adam Tyler Booth

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Automatic target recognition with deep metric learning., Abdelhamid Bouzid

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Atomization as colonial strategy in Palestine., Christian Alexander Brawner

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"It's personal": a case study analysis of the strategic management of resources in a historically black University athletic department., Brigitte M. Burpo

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Mechanistic insight of the role of NHERF1 in cisplatin-induced acute kidney injury., Adrienne M. Bushau-Sprinkle

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Formation, organization, and synaptic properties of circuits between thalamic reticular nucleus and dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus., Peter W. Campbell

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Mitigating black claustrophobia: space, trauma, and healing modalities in the postcolonial narrative., Saleema Mustafa Campbell

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Methods for Mass Data Acquisition of Whiskey Webs., Adam D. Carrithers

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Investigating the disorder and compaction of designed Minielastin using nuclear magnetic resonance., Ma Faye Charmagne Aquino Carvajal

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Design, synthesis and application of Janus gold nanoprisms for directed self-assembly., Md. Emtias Chowdhury

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Short-term financial confidence as a predictor of academic achievement and six-year graduation success of first-year students., Shawna M. Clark

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Fandom from afar: identification, attachment, and consumption behaviors among United States based fans of English premier league soccer clubs., Adam R. Cocco

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The retinoblastoma protein mediates metabolic reprogramming in lung cancer., Lindsey R. Conroy

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Job satisfaction for individuals with disabilities: youth one year out., Katherine Michelle Cooper PhD

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Effects of Design Autonomy on the Flow Experience, Antonio F Coriano

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An exercise device used to achieve bone formation metrics for the strengthening of the proximal femur., Sean P. Coyle

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Aspects of causal inference., John A. Craycroft

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Statistical approaches of gene set analysis with quantitative trait loci for high-throughput genomic studies., Samarendra Das

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Development of core pharmacy roles with competency/EPA alignment and levels of entrustment., Kimberly K. Daugherty

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Gun ownership as an expression of whiteness and masculinity., Michael Daugherty

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A machine learning approach for allocating route cost to customers for transportation and logistics services., Alison Davis

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Backing tracks/play-along materials: origins of several currently popular platforms and strategies for their use., Giovanni De Castro Sena

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Computational techniques in medical image analysis application for white blood cells classification., Omar Dekhil

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Dynamic analysis and fabrication of a bi-stable structure designed for MEMS energy harvesting applications., Masoud Derakhshani

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Functionalizing nanoparticles with CafA protein to target BAR peptide for oral delivery applications., Hetal Desai

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Selective laster melting 17 -4 PH stainless steel and the effect of varied thermal treatments on fatigue behavior., Sean Daniel Dobson

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Geographic imaginaries of urban spatial segregation: a case study of the west end neighborhoods in Louisville, Kentucky., Amber Dock

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Radical renewal, the sisters of Loretto, Nouvelle Theologie, and the second vatican council., Carol Bolton Easterly

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Autism Spectrum Disorder: investigating predictive adaptive behavior skill deficits in young children., Emma L. Feige

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Teacher perceptions of collegial collaboration in an academy structure., Kristy Marie Field

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The many facets of trauma - high need index school principals' perspectives of trauma-informed care., Nicole Michelle Fields

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Epithelial responses to Porphyromonas gingivalis in the community context., Zackary Ray Fitzsimonds

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Trust in primary care providers: perspectives from deaf people., Greir Ander Huck Flynn

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We've got the 'hots' for changing teacher misconceptions of learning styles: a mixed-methods approach., Allison Paige Fowler

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Costs and benefits of HIPV-mediated eavesdropping under field conditions., Grace Ellin Freundlich

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A content analysis of Olivia Pope: how scandal reconfirms the negative stereotypes of black women., Chelsy LeAnn Golder

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Invocation., Shae Taylor Goodlett

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Development of in vitro models to study the rapid extraintestinal dissemination of salmonella., Adarsh Gopinath

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How nondiscrimination takes root: an examination of methods to implement statewide nondiscrimination legislation in Kentucky., Blake Nona Gould

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Marginal methods and software for clustered data with cluster- and group-size informativeness., Mary Elizabeth Gregg

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Hydration, shrinkage, cracking, and mechanical properties of cementitious materials with lignocellulosic biomass wastes., Aofei Guo

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N-Acetyltranserase 2 (NAT2) genotype polymorphism in cryopreserved human hepatocytes and Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells., Mariam Refaat Zaky Habil

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The sidewalk less traveled: evaluating change in community and police perception., Jennifer Lee Hall

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Connecting right-wing authoritarianism to environmental beliefs and behaviors: a pilot study., Rebecca Halpryn

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GridHub: a grid-based, high-density material handling system., Gang Hao

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Plasmodium impairs antibacterial innate immunity to systemic infections in part through hemozoin-bound bioactive molecules., Christopher Lynn Harding

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Language ability and concurrent predictors of pragmatic communication in children with williams syndrome or 7q11.23 duplication syndrome., Amanda G. Harmon

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A novel role for RASSF1A in the regulation of RAS activation., Desmond Ramón Harrell Stewart

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A king's royal scars., Xavier Mikal Harris

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Nonlinear control and observation of full-variable speed wind turbine systems., Nicholas Hawkins

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Predictors of binge drinking among military veterans: a general strain theory approach., Emily Ann Hayden

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Capacity building: a study of career academies and student career self-efficacy., Shawn Timothy Hinds Jr

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Evaluation of a jail reentry program., Bailey Elisabeth Holland

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The norms are more guidelines than actual rules: applying Isomorphism to disability accommodations in the catholic church., Jonathon Holland

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A GIS-based method for archival and visualization of microstructural data from drill core samples., Elliott Holmes

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Mathematical characterization of a microfluidic ultrasound driven transfection device., Chris J. Holton

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Examining corporate blameworthiness in relation to federal organizational sentencing for probation and corporate monitors., Emily M. Homer

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Student perceptions of personalized learning in a rural school district., Kathryn M. House

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The Nigerian-American immigration experience: overcoming adversity through resilence., K. Chinwe Idigo

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Impacts of environmental and hydrologic factors on urban stream water quality., Jason Patrik Ingram

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External homophobia and outness in gay men., Thomas Charles Isaak Jr

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Tobacco enhances bacterial-induced periodontal bone loss in mice., Mina Iskander

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Compassion or neoliberal governance: critiquing the discourse of compassionate Louisville., Ekramul Islam

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Gender-differential effects of perceived discrimination on lawyers' job satisfaction: a general strain theory approach., Caroline Isabelle Jalain

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Evaluating the effects of PCBs in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease & diabetes and the role of AhR in regulating the hepatic proteome and lipid metabolism., Jian Jin

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The cardiovascular effects of tobacco product-derived aldehydes: contribution of transient receptor potential ankyrin-1., Lexiao Jin

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White moves first: unearthing white privilege in the modern board game., Darrell A. Johnson

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Development of rationally designed live attenuated vaccines for Lassa fever and Venezuelan equine encephalitis., Dylan MacGregor Johnson