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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Characterizing the virulence factor YapE in Yersinia pestis., Tiva Templeton VanCleave

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The involvement of epithelial cells in arenavirus-induced pathogenesis., Nikole Leslie Margaret Warner

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A case study of teacher and principal perceptions of a school-wide positive behavior intervention and supports framework in an urban elementary school., Cassaundra Lynn Watkins

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The measurement of the adhesion of glaze ice., Andrew Hardesty Work Jr.

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Tissue engineered micro and macrovasculature utilizing stromal vascular fraction., Joseph Samir Zakhari

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Accurate and justifiable : new algorithms for explainable recommendations., Behnoush Abdollahi

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The roles of anxious rearing, negative affect, and effortful control in a model of risk for child perfectionism., Nicholas William Affrunti

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Synthesis and fundamental property studies of energy material under high pressure., Meysam Akhtar

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Self-management as a mediator of the relationship between social support and health outcomes of African American adults with type 2 diabetes., Tariq N. Al-Dwaikat

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MiRNA expression changes in arsenic-induced skin cancer in vitro and in vivo., Laila Al-Eryani

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Evaluating the impact of statewide policy implementation on interorganizational collaboration at the regional level : an application of network analysis., Nida Moez Ali

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Reducing tobacco-related health disparities : exploring the barriers and facilitators to smoking cessation among individuals experiencing homelessness., Bernadette Guzman Antoon

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Characterization of Filifactor alocis and its immune evasion strategies employed against human neutrophils., Cortney Linn Armstrong

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Peeking into the other half of the glass : handling polarization in recommender systems., Mahsa Badami

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Exploring the barriers to effective federal flood mitigation in the Mississippi River region., Linda Kay Bailey

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Likelihood-based methods for analysis of copy number variation using next generation sequencing data., Udika Iroshini Bandara

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Untangling the role of postsecondary education in economic success., Erin Smith Banjanovic

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The relationship between trauma and health-related quality of life in lung cancer patients : the potential protective role of mindfulness., Rene Bayley-Veloso

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Applications of polarized metallic nanostructures., Jasmin Beharic

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Water-soluble Pd and Pd-alloy nanoparticles as catalysts in biphasic solvent., Shekhar Bhama

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Magnetic field-induced intramolecular cyclization as a trigger for nanoparticle-based delivery systems., Sara Katherine Biladeau

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Enhancing cell therapy for ischemic cardiomyopathy., Michael J. Book

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A multi-period facility location model for service organizations operating in a competitive environment., Sven W. Brose

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A meta-analysis of the longitudinal relationship between adolescent depression and academic achievement., Rachel E. Buehner

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Former students discuss middle school science journalism : a qualitative study of personally meaningful disciplinary writing., Marsha R. Buerger

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Effects of functional communication training and self-monitoring with programmed generalization for three students with or at-risk for emotional behavioral disorders., Jonathan L. Burt

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Development and evaluation of a biocompatible electroactive sensor for continuous blood pressure measurement., Scott D. Cambron

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Low-resolution ADC receiver design, MIMO interference cancellation prototyping, and PHY secrecy analysis., Chen Cao

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Effect of total body iron on metabolic dysfunction among U.S. females in the Nhanes 2003-2010, aged 12-49., Joseph Michael Carhart

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Attending to systemic racism : advancing public health's approach to youth violence prevention., Billie Faith Castle

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Civic pride or civic duty? : an examination of willingness to support a professional sport stadium referendum., Alicia M. Cintron

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PCB-associated steatohepatitis and the role of nuclear receptors., Heather Brooke Clair

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This is a black-white conversation : navigating race, class, and gender at an urban school., Jelisa S. Clark

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Comparing total expenditures by source of long-term services and supports., Maresa R. Corder

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An examination of school leaders' preferences for teacher applicant characteristics., Byron Keith Davis

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Preparing for racial discrimination : the role of cognition and emotion in the proactive coping process of African American college students., Ryan Christopher Tyler DeLapp

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Spinal cord injury induced cardiac decline and the limitations of exercise., Kathryn Michele DeVeau

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A risky business : examining the prevalence and correlates of post traumatic stress disorder symptomology and social support in Kentucky's adult correctional staff., Ashley Terrell French

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Governing the urban water commons : essays on collaborative policy networks in a polycentric ecology of urban water policy games., Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah

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Cationic surfactant modification and its impact on the engineering behaviors of montmorillonite., Mohammad Ghavami

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Metabolic regulation of myocardial adaptation to exercise., Andrew Alan Gibb

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Highly student-rated teachers of multicultural classrooms : a qualitative study of teacher practices., Rose M. Glasser

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Porphyromonas gingivalis infection in gestational diabetes mellitus and survival in tobacco smokers., Himabindu Gogeneni

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Don't go unless you mean it : a novel with critical afterword : heteronormative masculine performance in contemporary fictions of the rural American south., Nathan N. Gower

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Stories at work : restorying narratives of new teachers' identity learning in writing studies., Rachel Gramer