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 2021

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Investigations of potential mechanisms underlying spinal cord injury-induced polyuria., Jason H. Gumbel

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[Re]Fashioning a means: exploring and adapting Anna Cora Mowatt's fashion through a feminist lens., Jordan Tudor Haggard

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The uncanny desire in American animation and film., Kristen Hankins

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An investigation into energy-material properties interaction in additive manufacturing of Polymers., Pu Han

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Sex-based differences in microbiota composition and metabolomic profiles associated with altered macrophage function and protection from lupus in BWF1 mice., James William Harder

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Harmful algal blooms in the Ohio river: spatial and temporal differences., Bevin Hardy

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Implicit theories as a moderator between religious commitment and forgiveness among Muslims experiencing a religious identity offense., John Michael Hart II

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Becoming culturally responsive: A guide for music educators., Bailey Haynes

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Telling principals' leadership stories: administrative perceptions of promoting teacher leadership., Adam Whitney Hicks Ed.D.

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A home for friendless women with critical essay "but what was she wearing?", Kelly E. Hill

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Perceived social support, family relationships, and health-related quality of life among women with breast cancer in Jordan., Hedaya Rateb Hina

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The role of sphingolipids in AKI and the progression to CKD: potential therapuetic targets., Nicholas A. Hoffman

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Decisive neutrality, restricted decisive neutrality, and split decisive neutrality on median semilattices and median graphs., Ulf Högnäs

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Update of MultiCellular data standard to match PhysiCell "compact" output., Reid A Honeycutt

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Religiosity, outgroup contact, postconventional religious reasoning, and their associations with Christians' prejudice against sexual and gender minorities., Lucas Huckaby

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Correctional officers' response to stress: an exploration of the associations between violence and trauma exposure, coping mechanisms, and PTSD., Katie Lorraine Hughes-Taylor

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Presence of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 in urban streams receiving sewer overflow, Louisville, Kentucky, USA., Cullen Hunter

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Micelles and lipid nanoparticles: catalysis and biomedical application., Faisal Ibrahim

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Writing program administration at public liberal arts colleges., N. Claire Jackson

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Photophysics of substituted [1,4]Benzodioxino[3,2-b]Oxanthrene (BDO) Chromophores and their macromolecules: a spectroscopy and density functional theory study., Abdelqader M. Jamhawi

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Investigations of elastin recoil on molecular and macroscopic levels., Nour Mohammad Jamhawi

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Computational and biochemical characterizations of anhydrobiosis-related intrinsically disordered proteins., Brett R. Janis

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Electrical characterization of phytoplankton suspensions using impedance spectroscopy., Margaret R Jett

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The forgotten ones: a qualitative study to understand the phenomena of medically disqualified student-athletes., Regina Chanel Johnson

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The journey towards critical self-authorship for Native lacrosse athletes at NCAA division I institutions., Brandon C. Joseph

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Thermo-hydro-mechanical characterization of Ottawa sand and Kaolin clay through experimental models., Mohammad Joshaghani

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Social disorganization and violent crime across nonmetropolitan areas of Kentucky., Daniel Ray Jude

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Approaching trans debates as fascistic sites of engagement., Sarah Jump

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Exploring opportunities for prevention of child sexual abuse in a diverse American Muslim community., Rishtya Meena Kakar

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Structural, vibrational and transport properties of novel complex systems., Bhupendra Man Shing Karki

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Digital design and thermomechanical process simulation for 3D printing with ABS and soyhull fibers reinforced ABS composites., Saleh Khanjar

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

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The role of Src in NSCLC cell and lung fibroblast migration on 3D cell-derived matrix., Austin M Krueger

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The impact of statin use on outcomes of Diabetic adult patients hospitalized for community acquired pneumonia., Joel Lanceta

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The importance of noncapped viral genomic RNA to alphaviral infection and pathogenesis., Autumn LaPointe

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Focal concerns and case advancement in sexual assault cases: a systematic review and meta-analysis., David Stuart Lapsey Jr

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Wetting and drying dynamics for TiO2 with PbS quantum dots., Kelly M. Lee

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A comparative study of the organizational culture of a South Korean and US high school athletic department., Youngjik Lee

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Evaluation of conventional energy conservation strategies and active thermal insulation wall system and economic analyses., Li Liu

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In bloom: nurturing the liberation process of performer and character as Rose in August Wilson's fences., Paula O. Lockhart

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CFD analysis of acoustofluidic channels and the effects on biologic delivery., Zachary T. Long

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Assessing the role of arsenic exposure and MIRNA-186 in skin tumorigenesis and chromosomal instability., Angeliki Lykoudi

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Multilateratin index., Chip Lynch

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Electrochemical characterization of surface-immobilized metal nanostructures: stability, atomic level doping, catalysis, and sensing applications., Badri Prasad Mainali

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Room temperature alkali treatment of rice straw for enhanced enzymatic hydrolysis., Seth Mains

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Lightweight mutual authentication and privacy preservation schemes for IOT systems., Samah Mansour

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Development and validation of biosafety climate scale and survey-based analyses of safety perceptions in biological research and teaching laboratories at public Universities in the USA., Sivarchana Mareedu

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A soft place to land: The importance of otherparenting at PWIs., Stephanie Renae Mayberry

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Identifying the cardiovascular effects of multiple pollutants., Katlyn Elizabeth McGraw

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Academy student ambassador perceptions of the academy model: the successes and areas for growth., James Edward McMillin

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Signal fingerprinting and machine learning framework for UAV detection and identification., Olusiji Oloruntobi Medaiyese

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Development and applications of in-vitro and in-silico models of the cardiovascular system to study the effects of mechanical circulatory support., Moustafa Meki

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Investigation of mitochondrial inheritance in the smut fungus sporisorium reilianum., Hector Eduardo Mendoza

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Clube Da Esquina 1970-1972: a compositional analysis according to Ron Miller's modal jazz concepts., Tullio Mesquita Cunha

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Comparing instructional techniques on memory retention, retrieval, application and self-efficacy of grading criteria used for student self-assessment., Michael James Metz

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The association between depression and anxiety with COVID-19 outcomes., Erica Miller

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The shifting role of teachers: a case study on teachers’ perceptions of personalized learning in a rural school district., Steve Miracle

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Optimization with interval data: new problems, algorithms, and applications., Mohsen Mohammadi Dehcheshmeh

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Ecological, evolutionary, and molecular mechanisms driving pyocin diversity in pseudomonas aeruginosa., Aubrey A. Mojesky

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Recent studies on the synthesis of medicinal molecules., Paige Monsen

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Aggregation dynamics of bulk nanoparticle haloing systems and the influence of non-ambient temperatures., Marzieh Moradi

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Scalable synthesis of alumina nanowires by Wet Chemical Method., Luis N Moreno

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Major league baseball fans’ climate change attitudes and willingness to adapt: climate vulnerability vs. America’s pastime., Jessica R. Murfree

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First principle studies of the effects of alkali-metal intercalation on structural transition from black to blue phosphorene and the adsorption of N2H4 on WS2 layers., Md Rajib Khan Musa

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Q-Griffithsin interactions and utility for the prevention and treatment of Mucosal infections., Henry Nabeta

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Saving butterflies in the city: gardens as conservation spaces in urban landscapes., Lindsay D. Nason

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The space between: listening within difference in writing center consultations., Jessica S. B. Newman

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Metabolic-epigenetic regulation of macrophage polarization., Jordan T. Noe

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Non-traditional instruction: examining the interaction effect between student characteristics and perceived sense of connectedness in an online learning environment., Kendra M, Nolan

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Observational studies in group testing and potential applications., Alexander Christopher Noll

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An analysis of taste neuron morphological variability: influences of neuron type and plasticity., Lisa Christina Ohman

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The effect of parent interactions on young infants’ visual attention in an object manipulation task., Nonah Marie Olesen

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The rise of the nones: religion, leaners, and their connection with partisanship in America., Kevin C. Orr

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Decreased kidney mitochondrial content and PGC-1α following repeated low-dose cisplatin-induced kidney injury., Andrew Joseph Orwick

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Understanding wellbeing in refugee youth from the African great lakes region., Victory Osezua

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Formula, moment, and IPS in Stockhausen's Evas Erstgeburt., Jonathon Pan

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Particulate matter exposure and community-acquired pneumonia mortality among hospitalized adults with pneumococcal pneumonia: incidence study (HAPPI) participants., Jack Anthony Pfeiffer

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Ga-based III-V semiconductor photoanodes for solar fuels and novel techniques to investigate their photocorrosion., Sahar Pishgar

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Parents' perceptions of leisure constraints and facilitators in elite youth soccer: A phenomenological approach., Chelsea C. Police

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Re-visiting the Flutie effect: an exploration of athletic success' impact on student enrollment decisions., Addison Pond

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Image analysis of colloidal systems for pair and triplet correlations., Brianna Price

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Trends in hysterectomy in hospital and ambulatory settings in Kentucky 2017-2020., Felicia A. Pugh

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Immersive virtual reality and education: a study into the effectiveness of using this technology with preservice teachers., Shannon R. Putman

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Estimating cumulative incidence rate on interval censored data in an illness-death model., Chen Qian

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Towards long term colloid suspension in a vertically rotated system., Md Mahmudur Rahman

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Computational modeling of 3D-printed Lactobacillus-antibiotic scaffolds for bacterial vaginosis., Veeresh P. Rai

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Intercalation and high pressure studies of black phosphorous - pathways to novel materials and physics., Manthila Chathurange Rajapakse

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Conceptualizing the psychosocial elements that should be assessed in candidates for hematopoietic cell transplantation: social workers' and psychologists' perspectives., Jill Randall

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Role of KVβ2 subunits in regulation of resistance arterial tone., Sean M Raph

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Isomotive dielectrophoresis for enhanced analyses of cell subpopulations., Mohamed Zakarya Rashed

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Development and evaluation of a body weight support treadmill for use with locomotor training on pediatric spinal cord injury patients., Winston T Rauch

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GIS predictive modelling in the Daniel Boone National Forest: settlement patterns during the intensification or horticulture., Jacob Max Ray

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Preclinical development of epicertin, a novel biotherapeutic for the treatment of ulcerative colitis., Micaela Ann Reeves

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Charting the unknown: examining the prevalence and correlates of seconday traumatic stress in Kentucky probation and parole officers., Amanda Marie Roberts

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Variable autonomy assignment algorithms for human-robot interactions., Christopher Kevin Robinson

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School improvement grant: analysis of Kentucky cohort I schools., Ryan Rodosky

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A translingual approach to the theory and practice of basic writing., Rachel Rodriguez

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An introductory study of Coal Fly Ash enhancement for heavy metal removal in wastewater treatment., Samuel T. Romes

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Lung nodules identification in CT scans using multiple instance learning., Wiem Safta

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Cosine-based explainable matrix factorization for collaborative filtering recommendation., Pegah Sagheb Haghighi