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

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Developments in multivariate post quantum cryptography., Jeremy Robert Vates

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First semester academic functioning of college students : the role of stressful and traumatic life events., Ashlee J. Warnecke

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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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An examination of box office relationship quality and relationship selling in Division I college athletics., James F. Weiner

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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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Solving school bus routing and student assignment problems with heuristic and column generation approach., Di Zhang

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Plasma based synthesis and surface modification of graphene., Rong Zhao

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Understanding the relationship between positive affect and cortisol in lung cancer patients., Lauren Ann Zimmaro

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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

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

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

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

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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

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Identifying the signaling mechanisms of EGFR-mediated apoptosis., Nicole Marion Jackson

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Evaluating ligand assisted activation of small molecules through proton reduction and alcohol oxidation., Rahul Jain

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Engineering applications of organic surfactant modified bentonite in sorptive soil barriers., Sadra Javadi

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Modeling effective work groups and teams : an assessment of the inclusion of social value orientation., Gary Daniel Jones

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A curriculum of civic responsibility : transitioning Black American students to college-level writing., Jamila M. Kareem

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Stretching adversely modulates locomotor capacity following spinal cord injury via activation of nociceptive afferents., Anastasia V. Keller

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Functional data analysis methods for predicting disease status., Sarah Kendrick

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Extending difference of votes rules on three voting models., Sarah Schulz King

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Type IX secretion system : characterization of an effector protein and an insight into the role of c-terminal domain dimeration in outer membrane translocation., Lahari Koneru

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Spiritual transcendence as a sixth personality factor in Russia : cross-cultural generalizability and influence on psychosocial outcomes., Ksenia Kopeikin

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The art of silence., Lydia Anne Kowalski

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Mitochondrial Transcription Factor A's role in heart failure., George H. Kunkel

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UBQLN1 : a multi-domain protein with multiple functions., Zimple Kurlawala

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Artificial olfactory system for multi-component analysis of gas mixtures., Alexander Aleksandrovich Larin

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Observation and estimation study for sensorless control of linear vapor compressors., Joseph Latham

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Novel processing approaches for thin film solar and related technologies., Brandon Lavery

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Urban governance reconsidered : assessing the roles of public-, private-, and third sector leaders in governing the modern city., Benjamin Colby Leamon

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Characterization of Porphyromonas gingivalis Mfa1 fimbriae., Jae Yong Lee

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Development of recyclable gold nanoparticles for routine benchtop catalysis in organic transformations., Shengzong Liang

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Some problems arising from mathematical model of ductal carcinoma in SITU., Heng Li

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Estimation of the three key parameters and the lead time distribution in lung cancer screening., Ruiqi Liu

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Sample size calculations and normalization methods for RNA-seq data., Xiaohong Li

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The military meets the university : mapping issues of literacy sponsorship across military and academic settings., Ashley Ludewig

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Residuated maps, the way-below relation, and contractions on probabilistic metric spaces., M. Ryan Luke

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Novel III-V alloys for unassisted water splitting., Alejandro Martinez-Garcia

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Evaluating work place wellness in greater Louisville's technology organizations : a case study., Andrew L. McCart

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From damsel in distress to active agent : female agency in children's and young adult fiction., Megan Sarah McDonough

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The feelings we harbor - the role of collage in arousing powerful emotions in an ESL classroom., Irina V. McGrath

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The knowledge economy : increasing human capital on the U.S. I-65 corridor., Brandon S. McReynolds

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American emergency : catastrophe and culture in the U.S.A., from the Civil War to Hurricane Katrina., Lynda Kristian Mercer