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 2022

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Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans exploits and modulates the immune response by human neutrophils for survival in the anaerobic environment., Hazel Ozuna

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Acoustofluidic delivery of gene editing compounds for improved immunotherapy processing., Riyakumari K. Patel

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Factors influencing American Indian adolescents' abstention and desistance from drug usage., Ruben Olegovich Pavlov

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Findings and understandings of 'home': an Ethnographic study of how homeless people and displaced persons negotiate the word 'home'., Abby F Perez

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Functional role of PPAL and potential for moss in industrial applications., Susana Perez Martinez

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Development and applications of a sensor for measurement of different modes of heat transfer on foods in a residential oven., Kervins Petit-Bois

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Authentically (un)real assessing VH!'s basketball wives and its violent & colorist portrayals of black women., Wilma Denae Powell

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Fluid structure interactions within a common rail diesel injector., Russell Prater

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Beyond a divide: reconceptualizing digital capital and links to academic proficiency., Ryan Price

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Development of porous solid acid catalysts for lignocellulose and plastic upcycling., Mohammad Shahinur Rahaman

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Motivations of division I student-athletes to participate in strength and conditioning programs., Liza Reader

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Protest-related tear gas exposure and menstrual function, Emily Kathleen (Steinmetz) Reece

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Tobacco-derived aldehydes, platelets, and thrombogenicity: role of transient receptor potential ankyrin-1., Andre D. Richardson

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Ecological differences in the associations between air pollution, greenness, and risk of stroke: The REGARDS study., Daniel W. Riggs

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Effects of a mindfulness-based intervention on students' academic engagement, frequency of disruptive behavior, and overall mood states., Leah Riggs

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Forecasting hypotension by learning from multivariate mixed responses.., Jodie Ritter

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Barriers and opportunities to sustainable urban agriculture: the case of Louisville, Kentucky., Sait Sarr

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Progymnasmata and practicality: classical composition in the contemporary classroom., Chelsea Murray Schaper

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The role of obesity in macrophage-mediated mechanisms promoting early-onset colon cancer., Katharina Marietta Scheurlen

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Factors affecting quality of life and asthma control in older adults with asthma., Karen Schuckmann

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Plant-pollinator communities responsive to local and landscape level factors in grassland restorations., Aaron Sexton

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Definitions and depictions of rhetorical practice in medieval English Fürstenspiegel., Joseph Ethan Blaine Sharp

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Role of machine learning in early diagnosis of kidney diseases., Mohamed Nazih Mohamed Ibrahim Shehata

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As above, so below: magical poetics and queer alchemy & a planetary spell.., Robert Eric Shoemaker

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Porphyromonas gingivalis, ethanol, and chronic diseases., Nicholas Alan Short

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Induction of trained immunity by particulate β-glucan controls cancer metastasis through the sphingolipids-mediated mitochondrial fission pathway., Rejeena Shrestha

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Determinants of caregiver burden among informal caregivers looking after older adults with Alzheimer's disease in Saudi Arabia., Sultan Ali Shubair

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Putting colorism on trial intraracial colorism and its impact on crime trajectory among African Americans., Shaderica Ta'shawn Sibley

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The role of organizational culture and relationship marketing in disability sport sponsorship: an exemplar case study., Nina Siegfried

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Kurt Vonnegut, modernity, and the self: a guide to the good life., Josh Simpson

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Role of Galactose, Thiazolidinediones, and NEET proteins in Mitochondrial physiology and therapeutic development., Robert Anthony Skolik

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Cannabinoids and retinal fibrotic disorders., Lucy June Sloan

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Black ads matter: an analysis of black representation in advertising., Elyssa Quinn Smith

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on the subject of loneliness., Isaac Raymond Smith

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(De)Legitimizing genres: rhetoric and tactical institutional critique., Walker Smith

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Voices of the "served": community resident perspectives on international service-learning in Peru., Adam C. Stieglitz

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Person-centered decision-making and socio-cultural contexts influencing cesarean deliveries: a national analysis., Alice M. Story

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Statistical methods for personalized treatment selection and survival data analysis based on observational data with high-dimensional covariates., Don Ramesh Dinendra Sudaraka Tholkage

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The exploratory study of Jefferson County Public Schools' freshman academies of Louisville model on student promotion, attendance, and sense of belonging., Andrew Lewis Thomas

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Black women burdening: the process of "unburdening" realism in Dennis McIntyre's split second., Brandi L. Threatt

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Molecular mechanisms of hexavalent chromium-induced centrosome amplification., Jennifer Haruka Toyoda

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Stromal vascular fraction restores vasodilatory function by reversing mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress in aging-induced coronary microvascular disease., Evan Paul Tracy

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Effect of dorsal quadrant or ventral quadrant spinal cord injury on gait features during locomotion., Anya Nicole Trell

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An analysis of public comments on the implementation of the NGSS in Kentucky., Matthew David Trzaskus

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Characterization of microbotryum lychnidis-dioicae secreted effector proteins that manipulate its host plant, Silene latifolia., Ming-Chang Tsai

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Lysosomal evasion of legionella pneumophilia the effector., Bethany Vaughn

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Betwixt & between., Xuanyi Wang

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Dimension and Ramsey results in partially ordered sets., Sida Wan

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Rewriting writing as transmodal and translingual: Tranßcribing Japanese., Alex Way

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Defining the importance of the hnRNP I interaction to the Sindbis virus subgenomic viral RNA using an innovative tethering approach., Claire Westcott

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Stability analysis of ionically and electronically conductors in energy applications., Tanner D. Whatley

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The roles of PON2 in mitochondrial physiology, lung tumor cell proliferation, and lung tumorigenesis., Aaron Whitt

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Particulate hexavalent chromium inhibits homologous recombination repair by targeting RAD51 paralogs in human lung fibroblasts., Aggie R. Williams

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The role of accuracy in children’s judgments of experts’ knowledge., Allison J. Williams

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“…You can't unknow it, it's a new reality": a case study exploring a social justice public health intervention's impact on critical consciousness development in youth., Monique Williams

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The glass coffin: gothic adaptations and the formation of sexual subjectivity., Colton T. Wilson

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The experience of scanxiety in survivors of pancreatic cancer: a phenomenological study., Susan Winebrenner

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Environmental noise exposure and its association with elementary standardized testing scores and adult mental ill-health in Louisville, Kentucky., Lindsey Adelle Wood

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Statistical methods for assessing drug interactions and identifying effect modifiers using observational data., Qian Xu

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Transformation., Jingshuo Yang

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Internalized racism mediating the effects of ethnic-racial socialization on self-esteem and psychological distress among Asians and Asian Americans in the United States., Tianhong "Jojo" Yao

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Learning the language of America: a descriptive phenomenolgical study of black American racial conscientization., Kyee A Young

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Discovering the pathways and GO terms associated with Mettl3 modified circular RNAs in the embryonic cerebral cortex of mice., Dunia Zedan

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Finding the silver lining: the role of affect and adversity in entrepreneurial venturing., Lauren A. Zettel

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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A spatial analysis of supply-demand of public transportation in Jefferson County, Kentucky., Nastaran Abdoli

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Predicting Henry's Law constants of volatile organic compounds present in bourbon using molecular simulations., Christopher A Abney

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Collaborative human-machine interfaces for mobile manipulators., Shamsudeen Olawale Abubakar

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Simulation of fracture strength improvements of a human proximal femur using finite element analysis., Waleed Ebraheem Alim

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Biometric features modeling to measure students engagement., Islam Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud Alkabbany

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A study of Arab and South Asian American men with immigrant-family origins in new-immigrant destinations., Jack Trey Allen

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Restaurant style prediction using Word2vec and support vector machine., Saleh Abdullah Almohaimeed

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Sustainable urban groundwater governance in Faisalabad, Pakistan: challenges and possibilities., Shahbaz Altaf

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Winter suite., Timothy Amalavage-Smith

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The lived experience of women with head & neck cancer and the impact on close relationships., Georgia Anderson

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A case study in the use of mentorships in academic instructional coach development., Matt Anderson

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Modified electrode surfaces with hydrogen evolution reaction catalysts derived from electropolymerized complexes with redox active ligands., Amanda Mae Arts

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Linking social media, medical literature, and clinical notes using deep learning., Mohsen Asghari

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Mixed metal oxide nanowires via solid state alloying., Veerendra Atla

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Impact of PANK1 deletion on mitochondrial acetylation and cardiac function during pressure overload., Timothy N. Audam

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Community structure and dynamics of benthic macroinvertebrates in a recreated headwater stream system on a valley fill in a retrofitted watershed located in the Appalachian Coalfields of Southeastern Kentucky (U.S.A.), Steven W. Bailey

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“So, how real can I get?": opportunities and obstacles for teacher learners enacting culturally responsive pedagogy., Jonathan P Baize

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Parent and teacher's perceptions of employment outcomes for youth with intellectual disabilities transitioning from the public school setting., Rachel Leann Baker

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Vestiges and dry-erase ghosts., Isaac Barzso

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"If fear wasn't enough?!": African American perceptions of policing after Breonna Taylor's unprovoked death., Moriah Antoinette Bellamy

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Visualizing Anhydrobiosis: Liquid-liquid phase separation, membraneless organelles, and cellular reorganization., Clinton J. Belott

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Motion and emotion estimation for robotic autism intervention., Jacob M Berdichevsky

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Anxiety and self-efficacy related to learning neuroanatomy in an integrated medical curriculum., Jessica S. Bergden

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Concurrent reporting of adverse childhood experiences among perspectives of adolescents and caregivers., Katie J. Berghuis

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Study of neutral hadron production in a high intensity particle physics experiment., Jake W. Berg

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Incidental exposure, political activity and perceived trust., Brianna Berry

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But also full of seeds for a future that could have turned out differently., Megan Marie Bickel

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Investigating a novel function for phosphoserine aminotransferase 1 (PSAT1) in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mediated lung tumorigenesis., Rumeysa Biyik-Sit

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Letting the days go by: an Investigation into the artistic and functional nature of calendars., Elise Alexandra Blankenship

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Exploring the promotion of youth voice and activism by youth development workers in community-based programs., Rebecka M. Bloomer

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Histone deacetylases in alcohol associated Liver disease., Srineil Bodduluri

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Acting on what we hear: the impact of a listening methodology in a community literacy program., Megen Farrow Boyett

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In pursuit of innocence: A study of race and ethnicity differences in time to exoneration., Virginia E. Braden

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COVID-19 Serological Diagnostic Development Using A SARS-CoV-2 RBD Foldon Fusion, Joey Emery Breckenridge Jr.

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Exploring socialization processes for leisure-based esports: a qualitative study., Joseph R. Brewer

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Mapping three dimensional interactions between biomolecules and electric fields., Joseph Patrick Brian P.E.