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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The mosaics of Ciudad Universitaria : Mexican muralism at the crossroads., Annemarie Elizabeth Carney

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Frederic Lindley Morgan : gentleman architect and reluctant modernist., Lisa Grace Carpenter

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Uncertain certainties: an analysis of the American response to the 2014-2016 West African Ebola epidemic., Kelly Carty

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Examining the temporal directionality between teaching behavior and affect in high school students., Bridget Cauley

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Tumor-targeted double emulsions for ultrasound-triggered delivery of molecular therapeutics., Connor S Centner

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End-to-end learning framework for circular RNA classification from other long non-coding RNAs using multi-modal deep learning., Mohamed Chaabane

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Segmentation, tracking, and kinematics of lung parenchyma and lung tumors from 4D CT with application to radiation treatment planning., Jungwon Cha

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The migration and developmental remodeling of intrinsic interneurons in visual thalamus and the role of retinal signaling., Naomi E. Charalambakis

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The role of aldehyde dehygrogenase 2 in liver injury caused by vinyl chloride and high-fat diet., Liya Chen

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Factors influencing the retention of women faculty in STEM disciplines., Carrie J. Christensen

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Functional and structural impact of the loss of the leucine-rich repeat protein LRIT1 in the mouse retina., Catherine Ann Cobb

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Jumping over the hurdle : examining and overcoming the barriers for women in intercollegiate athletics through mentorship., Emma Mary Cohen

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Access to culturally responsive teaching for English language learners : mainstream teacher perceptions and practice on inclusion., Tamela N. Compton

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Fostering compassionate care for persons with Alzheimer's disease in nursing facilities., Sam Gilbert Cotton

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Malaria in the prehistoric Caribbean : the hunt for hemozoin., Mallory D. Cox

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The disjointed moment : marking, mapping, and making the real in William Eggleston's election eve (1976)., Joel Darland

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CD11b regulation of B cell receptor signaling in health and systemic lupus erythematosus., Paul Lorenzo Dascani

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Constructs of collaboration : a multi-case embedded study of a community-wide partnership for school-age youth., Charles Curtis Davis Jr.

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Repetitive negative thinking styles and first-semester academic performance: psychological risk and resilience among low-income college students., Darlene M. Davis

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Investigation of cardiovascular tissue following 56Fe-radiation and potential countermeasure effectiveness., Alexandra R DeCarlo

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Characterizing the gut microbiota during plasmodium infection and antimalarial treatment., Joshua E. Denny

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Impacts of ammonia and temperature on freshwater snail behavior and physiology., Megan Christine DeWhatley

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State-reinforced self-governance of community-managed open spaces in Chicago, IL and Louisville, KY., Willow Sequoia Dietsch

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A qualitative approach to examining the rules of a community college and industry partnership., Cara Dimattina-Ryan

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Fostering sense of belonging : a multi-case study of black male retention initiatives., Jarrod Elliott Druery

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Maturation of human induced pluripotent stem cell derived engineered cardiac tissues using chief transfection and chronic optical pacing., Marc M. Dwenger

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Assessment and optimization of environmental systems using data analysis and simulation., Milad Ebrahimi

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Investigating the unique reactivity of novel HX (X=Cl, Br) reagents with alkenes and alkynes., Rene E. Ebule

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'Where history meets the future' : a historiographic exploration of Mississippi : the view from Tougaloo., Khirsten L. Echols

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Self-executed dramaturgy : a journey with Miss Ida B. Wells., Sidney Michelle Edwards

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A cancer-targeted gold nanoparticle-based MRI contrast agent., Nagwa El-Baz

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Network science algorithms for mobile networks., Heba Mohamed Elgazzar

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Cognitive performance application., Shade EL-Hadik

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The effects of monaural and binaural cues on perceived reverberation by normal hearing and hearing-impaired listeners., Gregory Matthew Ellis

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Fostering positive emotion through self-compassion in individuals with chronic pain., Melissa E. Ellsworth

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Simulation-based analysis and optimization of the United States Army performance appraisal system., Lee A. Evans

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The N-terminal methyltransferase homologs NRMT1 and NRMT2 exhibit novel regulation of activity through heterotrimer formation., Jon David Faughn

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Hybrid perovskite characterization and device applications., Kasun Fernando

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Traumatic brain injury : investigating misconceptions among graduate students in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology., Michael Frazure

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Computational modeling of electronically excited states in cobalamin-dependent reactions., Brady D. Garabato

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Principal professional development and principal self-efficacy in an urban school district., Brian Thomas Garrett

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Comparing stenotic blood flow in three- and two-dimensional arterial renderings using computational fluid dynamics and multiphase mean age theory., Jacob S. Garza

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Present but not accounted for: a phenomenological study of gifted African American males., Ronda Elizabeth George

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Photonic tools for advanced sensing and imaging at the nanoscale., Jafar Hamed Ghithan

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Generalized spatiotemporal modeling and causal inference for assessing treatment effects for multiple groups for ordinal outcome., Soutik Ghosal

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Factorization in integral domains., Ryan H. Gipson

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Dead wood and decomposition in a tropical forest : vertical patterns, long-term processes, and the role of lightning., Evan Matthew Gora

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EGFR signaling from the early endosome., Julie A. Gosney

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Breaking with tradition(?) : female representations of heroism in old english poetry., Kathryn A. Green

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Deindustrializing school : the implementation of career academies and implications for school leaders., Terra Greenwell

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The ‘just city’ or just a city? : evaluating social justice and equity in planning education., Wes Grooms

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Lead and crime: an ecological study between lead contaminated topsoil and violent crime., Brian Guinn

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Horse racing prediction using graph-based features., Mehmet Akif Gulum

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Low temperature desiccants in atmospheric water generation., Sunil Gupta

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There is water in the world for us : the environmental theories of Alice Walker., Janae Lewis Hall

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Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibition by polychlorinated biphenyls contributes to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)., Josiah Hardesty

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Inflammasome independent leukotriene-b4 production drives crystalline silica induced sterile inflammation., Bindu Hegde

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Modeling and validations of control parameters for material extrusion-based additive manufacturing of thixotropic aluminum alloys., Lars Herhold

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The styles of criminology : writing among the stars., Ethan Maxwell Higgins

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The effectiveness of localized ultrasound and aptamer surface modification on nanoemulsions for drug delivery to spheroids., Daniel A. Hodge

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Accuracy differences between interview formats : examining factors that may influence metamemory utilization., Robin F. Hopkins

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How do entrepreneurs react to investor rejection, try harder or move on?, Yuhan Hua

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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