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 2020

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Reactive and regulative temperament dimensions, emotion regulation, and concurrent internalizing and externalizing pathology among youth with ADHD., Kirsten D. Leaberry

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Promoting healthy aging: an investigation of the relationships among sport satisfaction, sport identity, and sport commitment in the well-being of older adults., Seonghun Lee

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Analyzing the effects of of seasonal land cover and precipitation on the sediment delivery ratio of an agriculture dominated watershed., Jonah Liebman

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Dual role of antimicrobial peptide cathelicidin in alcohol-associated liver disease., Fengyuan Li

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Predicting dental student's performance on national board dental examination (NBDE) part I: exploring demographic factors, dental admission test (DAT) factors, pre-program academic factors, and dental program academic performance., Wei-Shao Lin

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Sulforaphane protects against ethanol-induced apoptosis and teratogenesis through epigenetic modulation of anti-apoptotic genes., Yihong Li

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The sick ones., Christian Loriel Lucas

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Therapeutic rupture repair in treatment of military adolescents., Brent Anthony Luebcke

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Marriage and cohabitation in the United States: the effects of union type on relationship quality., Courtney M. Lush

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Tobacco product-derived aldehydes: effects on circulating angiogenic cells & implications for cardiovascular disease., Jordan B. Lynch

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Getting up: an ethnography of hip hop graffiti writers, their art, and perceptions of society's reactions., Theodore Malone

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Computational modeling of photolysis and catalysis reactions in vitamin b12-dependent enzymes., Abdullah Al Mamun

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Hearing loss: investigating the comfort, confidence, knowledge, and preparedness of Kentucky school-based speech-language pathologists., Amanda Matsumoto

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Role of plant volatile organic compounds (VOCS) in seed priming and plant-herbivore interactions., Abhinav Kumar Maurya

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Practicing Pan-Africanism: West Indians and governance in Kwame Nkrumah's Ghana., Nicholas C. McLeod

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Exosomes from embryonic stem cells as a prophylactic vaccine against lung cancer., Shuhan Meng

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Fatalism as a cultural influence on correlates of anxiety and worry in Latino/a adolescents., Judy Mier-Chairez

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The use of nanoparticles and electrospun fibers for intravaginal delivery to treat viral and bacterial infections and electrophysiological measurements of synthetic chloride channels., Farnaz Minooei

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The emerging oral pathogen, filifactor alocis, disrupts neutrophil functions to enhance survival and dysregulate inflammation., Irina Miralda Molina

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Fly-in visualization of tubular objects: theory and application in virtual colonoscopy., Mostafa Mohamed

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Influences of material extrusion additive manufacturing (MEAM) parameters and additives on polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) properties., Niknam Momenzadeh

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Structural characterization and selective drug targeting of higher-order DNA G-quadruplex systems., Robert Chandos Monsen

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Inventory management of the refrigerator's produce bins using classification algorithms and hand analysis., Sarah Virginia Morris

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Tumor-derived exosomes drive immunosuppressive macrophages in a pre-metastatic niche through NF-Kβ dependent glycolytic metabolic reprogramming., Samantha M. Morrissey

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Coparenting and school success: perspectives of fathers., Shannon M. Mount

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A forgotten shade of blue: support for the union and the constitutional republic in southeastern Kentucky during the civil war era., Howard Muncy

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Contemporary francophone west African social movements in the rise of neo pan-africanism: a case study of y en a marre in Senegal., Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba Ndiaye

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College was a slap in the face: examining the transition of Kentucky Appalachian students studying STEM at an urban institution., Heidi Neal

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The green house nursing home model: the GH elements and their impact on quality of care in nursing homes., Deborah Kaminka Niyongabo

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Susceptibility assessment of bank and floodplain erosion in stream restoration using a two-dimensional hydrodynamic., Fereshteh Noorbakhsh

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Determining the efficacy of additive manufacturing for the aerospace spare parts supply chain, Kyle O'Brien

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The ball is in your court: a phenomenological study examining college athletes with learning disabilities and/or ADHD on college campuses., Stephanie Thea O'Donnell

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Search for new physics using lepton flavor violating signatures in modern particle colliders., Atanu Pathak

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Modulation of inflammatory pathway by inflammatory inhibitor JSH-33 mitigates diabetic retinopathy., Rubens Petit Homme

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Modulation of host innate immune cells by Yersinia pestis to create a permissive environment for replication., Amanda Rose Pulsifer

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Electrochemically-modulated surface plasmon waves at a nano-scale for investigations and applications of redox assemblies., Aymen Hasan Qatamin

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On the straight and narrow: how cultural beliefs about sex/gender manifest in college biology learning environments., Katherine Ray Kng

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Computational behavioral analytics: estimating psychological traits in foreign languages., Kristopher Wayne Reese

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Convolution inequalities and applications to partial differential equations., Matthew Reynolds

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Tobacco-derived aldehydes: platelet activation, thrombosis, and the role of TRPA1., Andre Dwayne Richardson

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Inclusion of classified staff in the implementation of positive behavior Interventions and supports: a district case study., Devon M. Roberts

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The intersection of mindfulness and gratitude: examining the roles of gratitude and mindfulness practices within a 4-week mindfulness-based intervention on depressive symptoms in undergraduates., Allison Rodgers

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Converting threats into opportunities predicting medical error reporting behavior., Whitney Thomas Rogers

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Identification and structural characterization functional motifs in the Porphyromonas gingivalis MFA1 short fimbria., Mohammad K. Roky

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Peer verbal sexual harassment in early adolescence: a feminist and sexual scripts theoretical approach., Shawn M. Rolfe

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Addition of Fermentation Experiment to Unit Operations Laboratory, Jeremy T. Rone

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Good grief: an analysis of the character development of Tonya in August Wilson’s King Hedley II through the lens of “the five stages of grief”., Kala Ross

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Mathematical models and analysis for demand side management in residential electricity distribution networks., Arnab Roy

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American nocturne., Zahid Saeed

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Water cluster motifs in structurally similar N-(2-Aminoethyl)-1-Methylimidazole-2-Carboxamide metal complexes: synthesis, characterization, thermal and electrical properties., Nina Saraei

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Making modality: transmodal composing in a digital media studio., Chris Scheidler

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Incarceration experiences of older African American adults living with HIV - a constructivist grounded theory study., Verena Schmidt

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The influence of self-forgiveness on relationship satisfaction post-infidelity., Dominic Schmuck

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An investigation of the effect of contour process parameters on the surface roughness and dimensionality of overhanging features in 17-4 stainless steel., Katherine Schneidau

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Impact of magnetocaloric material properties on performance of a magnetocaloric heat pump., Michael G. Schroeder

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Undergraduate students use moral reasoning and belief in genetic determinism in response to a CRISPR/Cas9 socioscientific Issue., Katie M. Seiter

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Novel Bayesian methodology for the analysis of single-cell RNA sequencing data., Michael Sekula

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The role of inter-enlargement propriospinal neurons in locomotion following spinal cord injury., Courtney Therese Shepard

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Transient display of chimeric proteins on biological surfaces as an effective strategy for modulations of innate and adaptive immune responses., Pradeep Shrestha

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Experimental and numerical study of process parameters effects towards part quality and porosity during powder bed additive manufacturing processes., Subin Shrestha

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Functional nanomaterials by combining aminooxy chemistry and iodine activation at momolayer protected clusters., Tirtha Raj Sibakoti

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Linear methods for regression with small sample sizes relative to the number of variables., Rajesh Sikder

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Assaults on law enforcement officers: a spatial and theoretical analysis through social disorganization., Brian Keith Simpkins

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Materials-processing relationships for metal fused filament fabrication of Ti-6Al-4V alloy., Paramjot Singh

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Depressive symptoms and survival among lung cancer patients: biomarkers and potential benefits of an iPod- and mindfulness-based intervention., Chelsea J. Siwik

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(Pseudo)phase tuning in the service of synthesis: technologies for sustainable catalysis., Justin Douglas Smith

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Food insecuity in historically disenfranchised parts of Jefferson county, KY., Kaitlyn Smith

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Mechanisms of chromate-induced suppression of RAD51: a one environmental health approach., Rachel M. Speer

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A phenomenological study of kindergarten teachers' perceptions of their students in the age of kindergarten readiness., Adam Nelson Stephens

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Tissue-resident myeloid-derived suppressor cells modulate immune homeostasis in healthy adipose., Katlin Brooke Stivers

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Electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide for the production of green fuels and chemicals., Jacob M. Strain

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Modified-half-normal distribution and different methods to estimate average treatment effect., Jingchao Sun

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Exploring Information for Quantum Machine Learning Models, Michael Telahun

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Development of a Pediatric cardiac assist Maglev pump for use with a universal driver system., Landon Heath Tompkins

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Application of machine learning technologies for detection of proximal lesions in intraoral digital images: in vitro study., Rohit Vadlamani

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A comprehensive study of the short-term variability of the migrating diurnal tide in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere., Lokupatabendige Ashan Shivantha Vitharana

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Hotel De Vagabundos: reviewing African American theatre journey., Manuel Francisco Viveros

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Oral health-related quality of life in US adults with type 2 diabetes., Giang Truong Vu

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Soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibition: a novel therapeutic strategy in alcoholic liver disease., Jeffrey Barr Warner

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The development of a culturally-informed cervical cancer screening and prevention mhealth intervention for African American women., Ariel Washington

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The long journey down market street: an oral history based biography of Mary Craik., Denise Vulhop Watkins

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LabVIEW Improvements and Equipment Redesign of Unit Operations Distillation Column, Madalyn S Wead

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The corporate venture dyad: a study of the impact of cultural distance on venture performance., Tommie R. Welcher

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Black middle-class neighborhoods in Louisville through multiple lenses., Jamar M. Wheeler

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Social media and fear: social media as a catalyst for political fear in the United States., Shane R. White

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Modeling and analysis for unit cell size, material anisotropy and material imperfection effects of cellular structures fabricated by powder bed fusion additive manufacturing., Yan Wu

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Changing faces, changing places: understanding immigration, housing market and native out-migration in established and new destinations in the United States., Anqi Xu

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Characterization of adiposity and inflammation genetic pleiotropy underlying cardiovascular risk factors in Hispanics., Mohammad Yaser (Anwar)

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Regression and progression: portrayals of midnighter and apollo wildstrom and dc comics., Adam J. Yeich

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The effects of whole life, low dose cadmium exposure on high fat diet-induced nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and the role of zinc., Jamie Lynn Young

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Imparting 3D representations to artificial intelligence for a full assessment of pressure injuries., Sofia Zahia

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Evaluation of tracing techniques in the rat spinal cord using a custom MATLAB application., Rachel M. Zalla

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Positive parenting as a moderator for reducing depression in inner-city children exposed to contextual risk factors? A longitudinal multilevel analysis of a family-based intervention program., Donghang Zhang

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Joint location and inventory models and algorithms for deployment of hybrid electric vehicle charging stations., Jie Zhang

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Microrobots for wafer scale microfactory: design fabrication integration and control., Ruoshi Zhang

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The role of Slc7a11 in controlling extracellular and intracellular redox environments of lung fibroblasts - potential targets for intervention in aging and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis., Yuxuan Zheng