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 2018

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Igniting the imagination : tenaciously building a character., Lois Abdelmalek

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A transfer learning approach for sentiment classification., Omar Abdelwahab

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Automatic IQ estimation using stylometry methods., Polina Shafran Abramov

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"Why am I in school?": a mixed methods investigation into stopping out of college., Kathryn Gardner Adamchik

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Sum frequency generation spectroscopy of simulated protein secondary structures., Andrew J. Adams

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

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The history and signification of the Navicella Mosaic at St. Peter's Basilica, Rome., Eston Dillon Adams

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Effect of porcelain thickness and translucency on the final shade of IPS e.max CAD overlaying a dark substrate., Peter F. Alena

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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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Breathing instruction of successful high school marching band directors., Michael A. Alsop

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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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Conquerors or cowards: the role of the Kentucky mounted militia in the Indian wars from 1768 to 1841., Joel Anderson

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Addition of exothermic reaction scale-up lab to unit operations curriculum., Lisa A Anderson

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Children's play, early literacy, and educational (in)equities., Jane E. Andris

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Coagulation Factor XIIIA: biochemical properties underlying physiological function., Boris Anokhin

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T socio-ecology of managed honeybees (apis mellifera) in the Louisville Metro area., Haileigh M. Arnold

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

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Optimizing high-speed exercise performance : effect of load., Ling Bai

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Public policy and strategies to support institutional and technological innovations in the new water economy: the example of innovation technology clusters in developing and diffusing water technologies., Craig Francis Barham

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Design and development of a multifunctional surgical device for ground and space-based surgical applications., Brooke Elaine Barrow

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Understanding the relationship between anti-transgender bias, non-affirmation, and post-traumatic stress: a model of internalized transphobia-mediated post-traumatic stress., Sebastian Mitchell Barr

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Materials design with polylactic acid-polyethylene glycol blends using 3D printing and for medical applications., Jeremiah R. Bauer

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The spectral atom : cohesion of spectral particles in the music of Alvin Lucier., Timothy Carl Bausch

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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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Temperature effects on helium filled soap bubble particle tracking velocimetry., Michael C. Blum

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

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Political activism and resistance in Irish America : the clan na gael 1912-1916., Sara Bethany Bornemann

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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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The emperor's new clothes: how the new atheists are reminding the humanities of their place and purpose in society., David Ira Buckner

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Reactive lamination of perovskite solar cells., Lyndie Burns

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Tooling for injection molding using laser-powder bed fusion., Mohith Ram Buxani

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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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The mosaics of Ciudad Universitaria : Mexican muralism at the crossroads., Annemarie Elizabeth Carney

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Frederic Lindley Morgan : gentleman architect and reluctant modernist., Lisa Grace Carpenter

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Uncertain certainties: an analysis of the American response to the 2014-2016 West African Ebola epidemic., Kelly Carty

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Tumor-targeted double emulsions for ultrasound-triggered delivery of molecular therapeutics., Connor S Centner

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End-to-end learning framework for circular RNA classification from other long non-coding RNAs using multi-modal deep learning., Mohamed Chaabane

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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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The migration and developmental remodeling of intrinsic interneurons in visual thalamus and the role of retinal signaling., Naomi E. Charalambakis

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The role of aldehyde dehygrogenase 2 in liver injury caused by vinyl chloride and high-fat diet., Liya Chen

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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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Jumping over the hurdle : examining and overcoming the barriers for women in intercollegiate athletics through mentorship., Emma Mary Cohen

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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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Fostering compassionate care for persons with Alzheimer's disease in nursing facilities., Sam Gilbert Cotton

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Malaria in the prehistoric Caribbean : the hunt for hemozoin., Mallory D. Cox

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The disjointed moment : marking, mapping, and making the real in William Eggleston's election eve (1976)., Joel Darland

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CD11b regulation of B cell receptor signaling in health and systemic lupus erythematosus., Paul Lorenzo Dascani

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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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Repetitive negative thinking styles and first-semester academic performance: psychological risk and resilience among low-income college students., Darlene M. Davis

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Investigation of cardiovascular tissue following 56Fe-radiation and potential countermeasure effectiveness., Alexandra R DeCarlo

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Characterizing the gut microbiota during plasmodium infection and antimalarial treatment., Joshua E. Denny

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Impacts of ammonia and temperature on freshwater snail behavior and physiology., Megan Christine DeWhatley

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State-reinforced self-governance of community-managed open spaces in Chicago, IL and Louisville, KY., Willow Sequoia Dietsch

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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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Maturation of human induced pluripotent stem cell derived engineered cardiac tissues using chief transfection and chronic optical pacing., Marc M. Dwenger

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

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Investigating the unique reactivity of novel HX (X=Cl, Br) reagents with alkenes and alkynes., Rene E. Ebule

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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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Self-executed dramaturgy : a journey with Miss Ida B. Wells., Sidney Michelle Edwards

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A cancer-targeted gold nanoparticle-based MRI contrast agent., Nagwa El-Baz

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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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Traumatic brain injury : investigating misconceptions among graduate students in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology., Michael Frazure

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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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Comparing stenotic blood flow in three- and two-dimensional arterial renderings using computational fluid dynamics and multiphase mean age theory., Jacob S. Garza

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Present but not accounted for: a phenomenological study of gifted African American males., Ronda Elizabeth George

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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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Deindustrializing school : the implementation of career academies and implications for school leaders., Terra Greenwell

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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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Lead and crime: an ecological study between lead contaminated topsoil and violent crime., Brian Guinn

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Horse racing prediction using graph-based features., Mehmet Akif Gulum

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Low temperature desiccants in atmospheric water generation., Sunil Gupta

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There is water in the world for us : the environmental theories of Alice Walker., Janae Lewis Hall

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Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibition by polychlorinated biphenyls contributes to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)., Josiah Hardesty

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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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The effectiveness of localized ultrasound and aptamer surface modification on nanoemulsions for drug delivery to spheroids., Daniel A. Hodge

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

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How do entrepreneurs react to investor rejection, try harder or move on?, Yuhan Hua