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 see: http://ir.library.louisville.edu/faq.html.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Plasma oxidation of liquid precursors for complex metal oxides., Babajide Patrick Ajayi

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A distinct pattern of sterile inflammation induced by zinc oxide nanowires., Ruqaih Salem Alghsham

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Use of anodic stripping voltammetry to study the size-selective electrophoretic deposition and aggregation-dependent oxidation of metal nanoparticles., Stacy L. Allen

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2D materials based heterostructures : a lithography free method., Adel Alruqi

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An explainable recommender system based on semantically-aware matrix factorization., Mohammed Sanad Alshammari

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Religious coping measurement in the context of long-term care., Nathaniel David Andrew

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Pedagogies of possibility : a study reconceptualizing the teacher's role in a reggio-inspired urban preschool classroom., Christina Louise Angleton

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Receptive fields optimization in deep learning for enhanced interpretability, diversity, and resource efficiency., Babajide Odunitan Ayinde

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Send nudes : art on social anxiety and human connection in an internet driven society., Lauren A Bader

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Characterization of a more clinically relevant human leukemia xenograft model to examine perturbation of MET/SAM metabolism as a novel therapeutic paradigm for MLL-R leukemia in vivo., Aditya Barve

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School entry age and school readiness., Robin Berry

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Urban (un)planning and social vulnerability in the context of rapid urbanization and data constraints: a quantitative study of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania., Sheliza Bhanjee

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Clustering heterogeneous autism spectrum disorder data., Mariem Boujelbene

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(un)bound : disrupting notions., Reid Broadstreet

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Fluid flow analysis of diluted evaporating American whiskey droplets., Martin J. Brown VI

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"A trained and trustful soul" : life and literature of a black Louisville artist in minstrel America., Emma Christine Bryan

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Thinging : powerful objects., Tammy M. Burke

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Maximizing space utilization in unit-load warehouses., Luis Felipe Cardona Olarte

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A study of big field multivariate cryptography., Ryann Cartor

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Numerical investigation of coalescence-induced self-propelled behavior of droplets on non-wetting surfaces and wedged surfaces., Yan Chen

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Optical direct detection of thermal vibrations of ultralow stiffness micro-nano structures., Sri Sukanta Chowdhury

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Algebraic properties of neural codes., Katie C. Christensen

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Amalgam., Tim Clay

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Student perceptions and persistence : taking a person-centered approach to understand undergraduate engineering retention., Brittany Flanery Crawford

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Innovate within product lines or outside of them? An ethnographic study of corporate innovation in a corporate venture makerspace., Cole Joseph Crider

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An explainable sequence-based deep learning predictor with applications to song recommendation and text classification., Khalil Damak

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Vital data : writing and circulating data in non-profits., Patrick Danner

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Adaptive physical human-robot interaction (PHRI) with a robotic nursing assistant., Sumit Kumar Das

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The shape study : the survey of health and the perceived environment study., Colette Patrice Davis

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Wounds and writing : building trauma-informed approaches to writing pedagogy., Michelle L. Day

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Development of a lectin-Fc fusion protein with antiviral and anti-cancer activity., Matthew William Dent

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Hardware implementation of boost power factor correction converter., Shruti Motilal Deore

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A study on ultrasonic energy assisted metal processing : its correeltion with microstructure and properties, and its application to additive manufacturing., Anagh Deshpande

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Lithium molybdate-sulfur battery., Ruchira Ravinath Dharmasena

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Balancing exploration, exploitation, and efficiency : a framework of entrepreneurial learning., Shaun Paul Digan

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Changing internal identity through physical crafting in performance., Lauren Elizabeth Dobbs

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Exploring place as a producer of localized art styles and its role in a contemporary global art world., Alexis Doerr

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Novel mechanisms and biomarkers in alcohol-induced organ injury., Christine E. Dolin

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Experimental immunology and the potential for osteopathological reconstructions : pursuing an experimental foundation for the skeletal inflammatory index., Megan Elizabeth Duncanson

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"We've been here all along" : the standpoint and collective resilience of transgender U.S. service members., Jacob R. Eleazer

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Anthropogenic landscapes of Amazonia : a spatial analysis of landscape modification and settlement organization at Macurany, Brazil., M. Grace Ellis

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Inspiratory muscle recruitment during swallow and a comparison across airway behaviors., Allison V. English

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Vlogging truth to power : a qualitative study of resilience as practiced by transgender youtube content creators., Corey J. Feger

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Impartiality, social network effects and collective memory: three essays on trust in police., Matthew Robert Fischer

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Alterations in rhythmic licking behaviors following fibrosis in the rat mylohyoid muscle., Brittany Fletcher

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Emotion regulation is associated with peer victimization among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder., Nicholas D. Fogleman

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Defects in fetal mouth movement and pharyngeal patterning underlie cleft palate caused by retinoid deficiency., Regina Friedl

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User's ability to detect fake news in online environments., Aleeza N. Gardner

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"Model and patriarch" of southern settlements : neighborhood house in Louisville, Kentucky, 1896-1939., Kalie Ann Gipson

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Innovation and equity in public health research : testing arts-based methods for trauma-informed, culturally-responsive inquiry., Tasha Golden

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Connecting our community : collaboration and resource sharing among community gardens in Louisville, Kentucky., Emily Goldstein

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Brazilian rhythms on the drum set: stylizations of baiao, frevo and maracatu by drummers Airto Moreira, Nene and Marcio Bahia., Lucas Gomes Maia Tome Pimentel

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Simulation of a continuum tumor model using distributed computing., Dylan A Goodin

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Learning and laboring : student-workers’ networked experiences of literacy, agency, and mobility in the Neoliberal University., Layne Porta Gordon

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Behavioral and cognitive correlates of intolerance of uncertainty in children with and without anxiety disorders., Colette Marie Gramszlo

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Trauma narratives in mental health interpreting : a qualitative study., Miranda Hale

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Evaluating the water quantity and quality performances of underground gravel filter basins., Jihad A. Hallany

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Liminal aesthetics : perspectives on harmony and timbre in the music of Olivier Messiaen, Tristan Murail, and Kaija Saariaho., Jackson Harmeyer

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A new fantasy of crusade : Sarras in the vulgate cycle., Christopher Michael Herde

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Subversive sponsorship : organized literacy education and the long civil rights movement., Jaclyn Hilberg

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The captivity narratives of Cynthia Ann Parker : settler colonialism, collective memory, and cultural trauma., Treva Elaine Hodges

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Urban-ready, willing, and able? Collaborative induction experiences for new urban elementary educators., Sandra Lynn Hogue

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The actor’s rhythm, internal beat., Lashondra Cherell Hood

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The Q rule in Bacteriodetes and the identification and characterization of Porphyromonas gingivalis Glutaminyl Cyclase., John Andrew Houston

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Speech articulation in children with Williams syndrome or 7q11.23 duplication syndrome., Myra Jean Fallon Huffman

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Plasma-assisted liquid phase epitaxy of gallium nitride using molten gallium., Daniel Felipe Jaramillo-Cabanzo

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Marginal staining between pressed lithium disilicate ceramic crowns and direct restorative materials by various fluids : a microleakage study., Sarah Ann Jestel

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Exploring the Indian opinion : interpretations of colonialism, anti-colonial activism, and Gandhi's influence in three African countries, 1950-1960., Alexander Ganesha Kaliannan

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Clustering of multiple instance data., Andrew D. Karem

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Feasibility study of intelligent LVAD control for optimal heart failure therapy., John A. Karlen III

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Modeling and counteracting exposure bias in recommender systems., Sami Khenissi

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Coming to terms with Gonzo journalism : an analysis in Russian formalism., Beau Kilpatrick

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Hybridity and political disorder : a mixed method approach to understanding the hybrid regime., Bryce Jamison Kleinsteuber

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A multi-plot assessment of vegetation structure using a micro-unmanned aerial system (UAS) in a semi-arid savanna environment., Nicholas E Kolarik

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Hemoglobin A1C levels and sport participation in children with type 1 diabetes., Amy Kozerski

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Remaking identities, reworking graduate study : stories from first-generation-to-college rhetoric and composition PhD students on navigating the doctorate., Ashanka Kumari

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Novel Bayesian methodology in multivariate problems., Debamita Kundu

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Marriage among U.S. international students : meanings and aspirations., Assel Kuzembayeva

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Evaluation of a learning community program for developmental reading students at a two-year college., Tonya Scott Lanphier

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An evaluation of student perceptions of learning environments across fully on-line versus blended course delivery formats., Pamela Bates Larkin

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Characterizing majority rule on various discrete models of consensus., Trevor Leach

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A study on radiative pion capture as a source of background in the search for muon to electron conversion at the Mu2e experiment., Joseph Leibson

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Representation and restraint : cross-national analysis of fractionalization and state-building., David Lian

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Cognitive satellite communications and representation learning for streaming and complex graphs., Wenqi Liu

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Determining the effect of an educational intervention on medical support personnel's knowledge to administer a standardized developmental screening tool., Leslie Chiaventone Lopez

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A two-stage approach to ridesharing assignment and auction in a crowdsourcing collaborative transportation platform., Peiyu Luo

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Development of BAR-peptide nanoparticles and electrospun fibers for the prevention and treatment of oral biofilms., Mohamed Yehia Mahmoud

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Queering black greek-lettered fraternities, masculinity and manhood : a queer of color critique of institutionality in higher education., Antron Demel Mahoney

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Progressive city in the progressive era : child welfare reform in Louisville Kentucky., Mary K. Marlatt

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Triple-junction Solar Cells : in parallel., Levi C Mays

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Curating an American immigrant identity : German and Latin American heritage weekends as placemaking in Louisville, Kentucky, 1974-1980., Sarah Elizabeth McCoy

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Developmental changes in reasoning about cross-classified individuals., Catherine H. McDermott

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Handgun carrying patterns and suicide risk among youth., Teresa Jane McGeeney

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Different and the same: a comparison of vertical and lateral transfer students., Joshua Harris McKee

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Interpretive phenomenological analysis of the interplay of factors affecting burnout in academic medical faculty., Tara McKinley

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Preference for odor-taste mixtures is dependent on previous experience., Kelsey Allison McQueen

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Automatic signal and image-based assessments of spinal cord injury and treatments., Samineh Mesbah

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Help-seeking for cognitive impairment by the patient : the role of self-compassion., Allison J. Midden

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Improving flow-induced hemolysis prediction models., Mohammad Mohaghegh Faghih

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Non-viral transfection efficiencies for the advancement of CAR-T therapy., Emily M Murphy