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 2017

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

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Development of a directional bone reaming system., Richard J Ackermann

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A data science pipeline for educational data : a case study using learning catalytics in the active learning classroom., Asuman Cagla Acun Sener

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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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Inhibition of chemotherapeutic-induced apoptosis in esophageal squamous cancer cells by the keystone periodontal pathogen, Porphyromonas gingivalis., Atul Kumar Agrawal

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Expression of ZEB factors in oral squamous cell carcinoma., Saira Ahmed

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Using an audience response system to calibrate dental faculty assessing student clinical competence., Sean A. Aiken

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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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A smart highway work zone merge system enabled by connected vehicles., Abdulmaged Algomaiah

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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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American Muslim men and stigma : the use of religious communities as mechanisms for stigma management., Jack R. Allen III

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Piezoelectric bistable buckled beam energy harvester., Brian Edward Allgeier

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His scent of sandalwood., Lujain Almulla

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Uncovering exceptional predictions using exploratory analysis of second stage machine learning., Aneseh Alvanpour

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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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Material properties design using simulations and experiments for powder injection molding of lead zirconate titanate (PZT)., Bhushan Pramod Bandiwadekar

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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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A fly has died a splendid death in a pool of strawberry ice cream., Miranda L. Becht

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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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Neural coding of natural and synthetic speech., Allison Brown

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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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Eight pieces of pie., Maggie E. Cassaro

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

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Building the bastard : confidence through preparation in Shakespeare's King Lear., Shaleen Tarun Cholera

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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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Student self-assessment of operative dentistry experiences : a time dependent exercise in best practice outcomes., Celine Joyce Cornelius Timothius

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

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The sounds behind language : three musical settings of Beckett's not I by Heinz Holliger, Paul Rhys, and Agata Zubel., Trevor Roy DeJarnett

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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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Investigation of lattice structures and analysis of strut geometry., Zachary D Denzik

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Analysis of gender and gender-related implicit leadership themes in HR practitioner literature : a comparison of the United States and Brazilian HR practitioner publications., Flavia de Sousa e Castro Rossetti

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

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Spontaneous vocal matching in mothers and their hearing impaired infants with cochlear implants : a quantitative analysis., Lydia Doggett

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The effects of moderate alcohol consumption and inflammation on the hepatic matrisome and the renal cortex proteome., Christine E. Dolin

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The mark of the Devil : medical proof in witchcraft trials., Sarah Dunn

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Mechanism investigation of pseudouridine synthases TruB and RluA with RNA containing 5-fluorouridine and 4-thiouridine., Uyen T. Duong

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Winds of courage a mallet concerto for solo mallets and wind ensemble., Ross Elliott

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Since the time of Eve : La Leche League and communities of mothers throughout history., Joanna Paxton Federico

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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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A novel MRA-based framework for the detection of changes in cerebrovascular blood pressure., Yitzhak Atakilt Gebru

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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

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Age-related host factors regulate lung cancer progression., John Caleb Greenwell

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Targeting the glucose metabolism of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) to stimulate cancer immunity., Jaspreet Grewal

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Numerical investigation of drop impingement on dry and wet surfaces., Yisen Guo

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Homogeneous ligand-centered hydrogen evolution and hydrogen oxidation : exploiting redox non-innocence to drive catalysis., Andrew Z. Haddad

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Pediatric anxiety and/or depression problems : associations with PM10, fly ash, and metal exposure., Abby Nicole Burns Hagemeyer

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New genres and new challenges : five interdisciplinary case studies of master's student writers., Meghan Lynne Hancock

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Regularized solutions for terminal problems of parabolic equations., Sujeewa Indika Hapuarachchi

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Performance analysis of organizations as complex systems., William C. Harrington Jr.

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Aspirations into action : navigating structures for community engagement at the University of Louisville., Megan Faver Hartline

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MAN/BOY., Nick Hartman

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Exploring a multifactorial, clinical model of thought disorder : application of a dimensional, transdiagnostic approach., Mara Ann Hart

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Testing and modeling of the thixotropic behavior of cementitious materials., Bashir Hasanzadeh

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Social dynamics, network structure, and information diffusion in fish shoals., Matthew Jerome Hasenjager

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Treg regulation in periodontal disease during pregnancy., Aislinn Leah Hays

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Interaction style of mothers of young children with Williams syndrome and relations with child expressive vocabulary., Danielle R. Henderson

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Towards a cost-effective biorefinery : production of activated carbons from residual biomass for energy storage devices., Zachary Dean Herde

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Targeting the major regulator of mitosis., J. Mason Hoffman

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Articulating the new normal(s) : mental disability, medical discourse, and rhetorical action., Andrew Wesley Holladay

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Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in diagnosing graft dysfunction : a non-invasive alternative to renal biopsy., Elizabeth Marie Hollis

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Late Magdalenian lithic technological organization at Lapa do Picareiro, central Portugal., Melissa Jean Holst

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Parental opinions about prenatal genetic screening and selective abortion for Down Syndrome., Laura E. Holt

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Lacanian gaze, semiotics, and the enigma of Bosch., Virginia Lynn Hosono

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All-optical switching in ferromagnetic superlattices., Faren Hoveyda Marashi

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Environmental factors, not plants, contribute to functional diversity of soil bacteria in the dunes of lake michigan., Andrea Stark Howes

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Deceptions., Travis Huff

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Unthink pink : master narratives and counterstories of breast cancer., Jessica C. Hume

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Media framing and public opinion of refugees: news coverage of Hungarian refugees, 1956-57., Cecelia M. Hunt

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Fantastical body narratives : cosplay, performance, and gender diversity., Tiffany M. Hutabarat-Nelson

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Factors associated with federal student loan default among borrowers in a statewide system of community and technical colleges., Brittany Inge