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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Innate immunity, the hepatic extracellular matrix, and liver injury: mathematical modeling of metastatic potential and tumor development in alcoholic liver disease., Shanice V. Hudson

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Using reality therapy in clinical supervision : a psychotherapy-driven model., Quentin Hunter

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Material-process-property relationships of 17-4 stainless steel fabricated by laser-powder bed fusion followed by hot isostatic pressing., Harish Irrinki

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Sexual violence and the institutional integration of first year college students., Ann Katherine James

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Potential for developing run-of-river systems in eastern Kentucky : a GIS approach to site suitability., Thomas Jeffords

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High dynamic range optical devices and applications., Elijah Robert Jensen

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Understanding the role of social capital on performance in family firms., Mahshid Jessri

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A structural equation analysis of the relationships between PTSD, depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation : is general strain theory a viable framework for explaining suicide risk among correctional staff?, Wm. Clay Johnson

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The unequal city: the mass criminalization of the urban poor., Elizabeth Michele Jones

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Autism spectrum disorder : investigating predictive diagnostic relationships in children three years-of-age and younger., Kaitlin Juergensen

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Phase unwrapping of 4D-flow MRI data with graph cuts., Andrew Justice

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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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Maintainability analysis of mining trucks with data analytics., Abdulgani Kahraman

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Stalkers : what are they thinking?, Bethany Lynne Keller

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Arab-Islamic and folk health models: new perspectives on Syrian refugee resettlement in the US., Ghina Kheir

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Swallow and breathing coordination following suprahyoid muscle injury., Bradley Kimbel

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Assessing the role of arsenite in disrupting the EGFR signaling axis., Christine Kim

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Modeling and simulation methodologies for spinal cord stimulation., Saliya Kumara Kirigeeganage

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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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Identification and functional characterization of effectors from an anther smut fungus, Microbotryum lychnidis-dioicae., Venkata Swathi Kuppireddy

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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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A study of GPR3, GPR6, of GPR12 as novel molecular targets for cannabidiol., Alyssa S. Laun

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Effects of context and individual differences on memory for prior remembering., Marcus L. Leppanen

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Exploring the capabilities approach in a sport for development and peace setting., Jeffrey F. Levine

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

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A novel fibroblast growth factor 1 variant reverses nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in type 2 diabetes., Qian Lin

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Characterization of microreactor and analysis of carbonyl compounds in exhaled breath., Qi Li

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Designing interactive virtual environments with feedback in health applications., Yi Li

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Adolescent sexual and reproductive health in the Gambia., Sandhya Lohani

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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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"Triggers": systematic and social cues for black college student racial self-consciousness and rejection sensitivity, race-based., LeAnna T. Luney

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Long-range electrostatic interactions in gold catalysis and fluorinating reagent development., Zhichao Lu

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Framing climate change as national security: a survey-experiment on climate change perceptions., Adam Lyons

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Spam elimination and bias correction : ensuring label quality in crowdsourced tasks., Lingyu Lyu

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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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Effects of hydrogen sulfide in hyperhomocysteinemia-mediated skeletal muscle myopathy., Avisek Majumder

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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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Post-diagnosis quality of life and mortality in non-Hispanic White and Hispanic women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer., Delvon T. Mattingly

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When the ground shakes., James May

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Perinatal nicotine with or without early life influenza infection leads to lung dysfunction with age., Ryan Carroll McAllister

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A new surgical approach for O-C2 fusion, solving the problem of dysphagia., M. Kathryn McClure

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North American indigenous collection and curation and its impact on market arts., Adelaide McComb

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Weight stigma and motivation to exercise : exploring associations and constructs from the basic needs theory., Stephanie R. McDonough

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Investigating the likelihood of pediatric femur fracture due to falls through finite element analysis., Keyonna McKinsey

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Student engagement in post-soviet higher education: coping with academic quality problems., J. L. Mettille

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Title., Douglas Miller

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Evaluation of drug-loaded gold nanoparticle cytotoxicity as a function of tumor tissue heterogeneity., Hunter Allan Miller

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Score study procedures and processes among instrumental music teachers and students of varying experience., Jacob Mark Mitchell

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Binder jetting additive manufacturing process fundamentals and the resultant influences on part quality., Hadi Miyanaji

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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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Influences of porphyromonas gingivalis on the viability of esophageal cancer cells., Muddasir Mohammed

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Influence of bilberry-derived anthocyanidins on key regulators of colorectal cancer development., Ashley M. Mudd

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Asylum for mezzo-soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, & chamber orchestra., Cullyn D. Murphy

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Ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation of metal additive manufacturing., Venkata Karthik Nadimpalli

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Physical education activity courses: an exploration of how enrollment influences student retention rates., Dylan J. Naeger

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The influence of high-performance work systems and intangible strategic resources on the entrepreneurial orientation-firm performance relationship., Shankar Naskar

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Process-property-microstructure relationships in laser-powder bed fusion of 420 stainless steel., Subrata Deb Nath

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Alpha-amino methylation and acetylation are novel regulators of MYL9 function., Christopher David Nevitt

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Coal ash exposure and behavioral impairments among children in Louisville, Kentucky., Chisom Nmesoma Odoh

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Association between cigarette smoking and ovarian reserve among women seeking fertility treatment with effect modification by race and NAT2 genotype., Islamiat A. Oladipupo

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Cholesterol metabolism and statin effects on an FH class II LDL-receptor mutation., Linda Omer

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An examination of the linkages between climate, engagement, and wellbeing in higher education., Ebo Kobena Atomo Osam

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Wnt/β-Catenin mediated cancer stem cell activation in hepatocellular carcinoma., Harshulkumar M. Pandit

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Enhancing performance of ionic liquid property prediction with molecular dynamics., Trisha H. Patel

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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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Long-term dental outcomes of the professional education preparation program., Samuel D. Petersen

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Is macrolide and beta-lactam combination therapy associated with early clinical stability or 30 day mortality in hospitalized patients with pneumonia? An assessment of confounding by indication., Evangeline Pierce

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Jazz bass method books versus actual performance : the case study of Charlie Haden., Hamilton Pinheiro

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Intraoral imaging at insertion of implant supported restorations at an academic institution : conformity to established guidelines., J. Alec Power

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Synthesis and characterization of targeted bar encapsulated polylactic-co-glycolic acid nanoparticles to inhibit porphyromonas gingivalis biofilm formation., Ranjith Radha Krishnan

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Furthering understanding of forensic units: a detailed examination of Knoxville police department's crime scene unit., Cassandra Christina Rausch

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Macro-level predictors of assaults against police in Kentucky., Virginia Paulette Redman

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Landmine detection using semi-supervised learning., Graham Reid

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

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Social determinants of health and a grounded mixed-methods approach to explain declining life expectancy in Eastern Kentucky : 1980 – 2014., William Renda

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Is the sum greater than the parts? A qualitative case study of cross-functional team creativity., Tracy J. Richardson

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Race in predominately white schools : implications for school counselors., Katelyn Marie Gosnell Richey

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Role of TrkB-signaling in taste development and function., Jennifer Rios-Pilier

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

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Does rumination mediate the relationship between everyday discrimination and blood pressure?, Sarah J. Roane

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Will-power through physical connectivity., Mia Donata Rocchio

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Student perception of the effects of out of school suspension on academic motivation., Dawn Boone Roseberry

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Therapeutic potential of a plant-made cholera toxin b subunit variant for the treatment of ulcerative colitis., Joshua Mark Royal

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Epidermal growth factor-like ligands regulate dimer selection., Jamie S. Rush

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

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Art theft, art vandalism, and guardianship in U.S. art institutions., Katharine L. Salomon

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The far green country., Lincoln A. Sandham

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An examination of PBIS implementation fidelity and student outcomes in an urban school district., C. Angelique Scherer

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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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The regional distribution and molecular interactions of phospholipids and glucose in mammalian vitreous humors., Abigail Nicole Schnepf

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Common ground, diverging paths: eighteenth-century English and French landscape painting., Jessica Robins Schumacher

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Feeding behaviors and the child with posterior tongue-tie : comparison to norms., McKenzie Sexton

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A clinically relevant mouse model of cisplatin-induced kidney injury., Cierra Nichole Sharp

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Gestures of creative recovery for the egocentric actor through performance in Wertenbaker's our country's good., Ross Joel Shenker

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Dixie tornadoes : a spatial analysis of tornado risk in the U.S. south., Joshua L. Sherretz

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Investigating the impact of NRMT1 cancer mutants on catalytic specificity and the DNA damage response., Kaitlyn Marie Shields