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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Doctoral Dissertations

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The effects of habitat and connectivity on tropical ant ecology and behavior., Benjamin Jacob Adams

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Educational, financial, and social needs of families of children with multiple disabilities in Saudi Arabia., Mohammed Abdulrahman Alkohaiz

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An assessment of the disaster preparedness knowledge of emergency medical services providers in Hajj of 2016., Ahmed Meaiwedh Al-Otaibi

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Cross-validation of the body compassion scale in a sample of women in perimenopause., Jennifer K. Altman

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Conciencia bilingüe : the multilingual and academic writing practices of undocumented immigrant activists., Sara del Pilar Alvarez

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Microstructure and mechanical properties of selective laser melted superalloy inconel 625., Md Ashabul Anam

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Assessing the relationship between talker normalization and spectral contrast effects in speech perception., Ashley Atri Assgari

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Nutritional virulence of Legionella pneumophila., Ashley M. Best

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Combination oral immunotherapy with IL-10 and IL-12 effectively treats colon tumors via synergistic effects on IL-17 producing T cells and colon epithelial barrier integrity., Neal Bhutiani

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Biophysical exploration of conformational environments in zymogen prothrombin and blood coagulant thrombin., Ramya Billur

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An examination of individual teacher engagement and school climate characteristics that influence highly effective veteran teachers to remain teaching in low-performing schools., Terrie Elizabeth Blackman

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Unfolded protein response pathways in skeletal muscle homeostasis., Kyle R. Bohnert

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Institutional processes to determine community engagement impact : a collective case study., Amanda Marie Bowers

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The population ecology and behavior of the cave salamander, Eurycea lucifuga (Rafinesque, 1822)., Joseph Gavin Bradley

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Deciphering the role of human arylamine N-acetyltransferase 1 (NAT1) in breast cancer cell metabolism using a systems biology approach., Samantha Marie Carlisle

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Segmentation, tracking, and kinematics of lung parenchyma and lung tumors from 4D CT with application to radiation treatment planning., Jungwon Cha

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Factors influencing the retention of women faculty in STEM disciplines., Carrie J. Christensen

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Functional and structural impact of the loss of the leucine-rich repeat protein LRIT1 in the mouse retina., Catherine Ann Cobb

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Access to culturally responsive teaching for English language learners : mainstream teacher perceptions and practice on inclusion., Tamela N. Compton

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Constructs of collaboration : a multi-case embedded study of a community-wide partnership for school-age youth., Charles Curtis Davis Jr.

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A qualitative approach to examining the rules of a community college and industry partnership., Cara Dimattina-Ryan

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Fostering sense of belonging : a multi-case study of black male retention initiatives., Jarrod Elliott Druery

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Assessment and optimization of environmental systems using data analysis and simulation., Milad Ebrahimi

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'Where history meets the future' : a historiographic exploration of Mississippi : the view from Tougaloo., Khirsten L. Echols

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Network science algorithms for mobile networks., Heba Mohamed Elgazzar

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Cognitive performance application., Shade EL-Hadik

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The effects of monaural and binaural cues on perceived reverberation by normal hearing and hearing-impaired listeners., Gregory Matthew Ellis

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Fostering positive emotion through self-compassion in individuals with chronic pain., Melissa E. Ellsworth

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Simulation-based analysis and optimization of the United States Army performance appraisal system., Lee A. Evans

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The N-terminal methyltransferase homologs NRMT1 and NRMT2 exhibit novel regulation of activity through heterotrimer formation., Jon David Faughn

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Hybrid perovskite characterization and device applications., Kasun Fernando

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Computational modeling of electronically excited states in cobalamin-dependent reactions., Brady D. Garabato

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Principal professional development and principal self-efficacy in an urban school district., Brian Thomas Garrett

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Photonic tools for advanced sensing and imaging at the nanoscale., Jafar Hamed Ghithan

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Generalized spatiotemporal modeling and causal inference for assessing treatment effects for multiple groups for ordinal outcome., Soutik Ghosal

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Factorization in integral domains., Ryan H. Gipson

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Dead wood and decomposition in a tropical forest : vertical patterns, long-term processes, and the role of lightning., Evan Matthew Gora

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EGFR signaling from the early endosome., Julie A. Gosney

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Breaking with tradition(?) : female representations of heroism in old english poetry., Kathryn A. Green

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The ‘just city’ or just a city? : evaluating social justice and equity in planning education., Wes Grooms

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Inflammasome independent leukotriene-b4 production drives crystalline silica induced sterile inflammation., Bindu Hegde

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Modeling and validations of control parameters for material extrusion-based additive manufacturing of thixotropic aluminum alloys., Lars Herhold

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The styles of criminology : writing among the stars., Ethan Maxwell Higgins

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Accuracy differences between interview formats : examining factors that may influence metamemory utilization., Robin F. Hopkins

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Using reality therapy in clinical supervision : a psychotherapy-driven model., Quentin Hunter

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Material-process-property relationships of 17-4 stainless steel fabricated by laser-powder bed fusion followed by hot isostatic pressing., Harish Irrinki

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High dynamic range optical devices and applications., Elijah Robert Jensen

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Understanding the role of social capital on performance in family firms., Mahshid Jessri

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Gender boundary negotiation within the U.S. immigrant/refugee resettlement : how transnational bridge-building matters., Telesphore Kagaba

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Multi self-adapting particle swarm optimization algorithm (MSAPSO)., Gerhard Koch

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Vertical gallium nitride schottky diodes for power switching applications., Sowmya Kolli

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A socioemotional wealth perspective on innovativeness and performance of family businesses., Vasiliki Kosmidou

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Vinyl chloride enhances diet-induced liver injury via metabolic dyshomeostasis : critical role of mitochondria., Anna L. Lang

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Effects of context and individual differences on memory for prior remembering., Marcus L. Leppanen

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Cost burden of social isolation for wheelchair users in Louisville, Kentucky., Connie Light

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A novel fibroblast growth factor 1 variant reverses nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in type 2 diabetes., Qian Lin

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Designing interactive virtual environments with feedback in health applications., Yi Li

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Perceptions of pediatric nurses and parents of hospitalized children engaged in shared decision making., Lisa English Long

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Long-range electrostatic interactions in gold catalysis and fluorinating reagent development., Zhichao Lu

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Spam elimination and bias correction : ensuring label quality in crowdsourced tasks., Lingyu Lyu

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A framework for cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) scene retrieval from medical simulation videos based on object and activity detection., Anju Panicker Madhusoodhanan Sathik

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Pens, print, and pixels : gendered writing and the epistolary genre in transitional eras., Keri Elizabeth Mathis

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A fractured conversation : the professional, scholarly, and disciplinary identities of two-year college writing faculty., Laura Sceniak Matravers

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Perinatal nicotine with or without early life influenza infection leads to lung dysfunction with age., Ryan Carroll McAllister

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Weight stigma and motivation to exercise : exploring associations and constructs from the basic needs theory., Stephanie R. McDonough

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Binder jetting additive manufacturing process fundamentals and the resultant influences on part quality., Hadi Miyanaji

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The new Elizabethans a novel-in-stories with critical afterword modifying motherhood in a new motherland : artistic approaches to communicating change in female and national identity during Elizabeth II's reign., Sarah Ivens Moffett

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Ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation of metal additive manufacturing., Venkata Karthik Nadimpalli

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The influence of high-performance work systems and intangible strategic resources on the entrepreneurial orientation-firm performance relationship., Shankar Naskar

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Alpha-amino methylation and acetylation are novel regulators of MYL9 function., Christopher David Nevitt

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Coal ash exposure and behavioral impairments among children in Louisville, Kentucky., Chisom Nmesoma Odoh

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An examination of the linkages between climate, engagement, and wellbeing in higher education., Ebo Kobena Atomo Osam

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Wnt/β-Catenin mediated cancer stem cell activation in hepatocellular carcinoma., Harshulkumar M. Pandit

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Divergent evolution of di-lysine ER retention vs. farnesylation motif-mediated anchoring of the ankb virulence effector., John David Perpich

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Macro-level predictors of assaults against police in Kentucky., Virginia Paulette Redman

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Soil ecology of the exotic dune grass Leymus arenarius., Matthew L. Reid

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Race in predominately white schools : implications for school counselors., Katelyn Marie Gosnell Richey

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Grid-connected photovoltaic systems based on nonlinear control., Pablo R. Rivera

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Does rumination mediate the relationship between everyday discrimination and blood pressure?, Sarah J. Roane

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Region based gene expression via reanalysis of publicly available microarray data sets., Ernur Saka

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Art theft, art vandalism, and guardianship in U.S. art institutions., Katharine L. Salomon

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An examination of PBIS implementation fidelity and student outcomes in an urban school district., C. Angelique Scherer

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A qualitative case study examination of athlete ally using social movement theory., Samuel H. Schmidt

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Characterization of type II toxin anti-toxin systems in Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans., Blair W. Schneider

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A clinically relevant mouse model of cisplatin-induced kidney injury., Cierra Nichole Sharp

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Investigating the impact of NRMT1 cancer mutants on catalytic specificity and the DNA damage response., Kaitlyn Marie Shields

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Implementation of emergency preparedness in long term care and Rogers' diffusion of innovation theory., Elizabeth M. Shiels

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The effects of polychlorinated biphenyls exposure on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease : role of aryl hydrocarbon receptor., Hongxue Shi

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Gender and leadership in animal sheltering organizations., Jennifer Blevins Sinski

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Killing Martin county : resiliency in a central Appalachian community., David Adam Sizemore

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Screening older adults for depression : the relationship among clinical discipline training, barriers, attitudes, norms, and perceived behavioral control., Ronald W. Smith

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The role of hardiness in the relation between perceived daily discrimination and depressive symptoms in community college students., Rosamond J. Smith

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Organization and development of cholinergic input to the mouse visual thalamus., Guela Sokhadze

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Longitudinal tracking of physiological state with electromyographic signals., Robert Warren Stallard

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Canonical nuclear factor-κB signaling in satellite stem cell homeostasis and function., Alex R. Straughn

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Information theoretic thresholding techniques based on particle swarm optimization., Surina Surina

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"We're asking you to show up" : accountability as rhetorical practice for queer, feminist, and racial justice allyship., Laura Tetreault

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Transgender and racial identities negotiation processes of transgender Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders : a transcendental phenomenological examination., Jayden Thai

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Exercise preconditioning and TFAM overexpression diminish skeletal muscle atrophy., Nicholas Todd Theilen

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Bayesian analytical approaches for metabolomics : a novel method for molecular structure-informed metabolite interaction modeling, a novel diagnostic model for differentiating myocardial infarction type, and approaches for compound identification given mass spectrometry data., Patrick J. Trainor