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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Economic and sociological factors associate with first-year African American students' enrollment in historically Black Colleges and Universities., Vickie Gale Bridgeman

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Defending Judge Roy Moore: a case study of persuasion resistance strategies., Stephen F. Brockman

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Machine learning models for LoDI indices., Lucas A. Bruns

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Automated conversion of MultiCellDS Digital Cell Lines and ISA-Tab filesets., Connor Joseph Burns

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A social learning approach to the examination of the temporal directionality between parenting behavior and early adolescents' affect., Shelby M. Burton

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A qualitative study of 129 police lethal force incidents in 2016 examining participant behavior relating to mental illness that contributes to the use of lethal force., Edward H. Byers

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Coal fly ash beneficiation for reuse and removal of Boron, Cadmium, Chromium, Copper, and Selenium in wastewater treatment., Joseph E. Cahill

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Synthesis, characterization, and catalytic activity of functionalized metal Bis(thiosemicarbazones)., Caleb Aaron Calvary

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Image Analysis of Charged Bimodal Colloidal Systems in Microgravity., Adam J. Cecil

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Urban teacher's perspectives on teaching diverse students., Julie Chancellor

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Atomistic investigation of phase stability and sodium ion conduction in sulfide electrolytes., Sabina Zakhidovna Chertmanova

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Conversion of MultiCellDS Digital Snapshots to ISA-Tab format., Corey P. Chitwood

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Effects of chemosensory experience and context on consummatory behaviors., Saphira M. Chiu

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The high school choral classroom as a platform for cross-cultural education: a content evaluation of the 2020 TNMEA SATB all-state repertoire., Michael Ian Colavita

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Prageru as a parasite public., Ryan A Corso-Gonzales

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Biomechanical Characterization of Video-Recorded Short-Distance Falls Involving Children Equipped with a Biometric Device in a Childcare Setting: A Pilot Study., Danielle K. Cory

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Space to lead: cognitive coaching as mindful school leader practice., Jennifer Helm Cox

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An Investigation of Barriers and Facilitators to Living Kidney Donation, Rachel E. Crenshaw

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Additive manufacturing using robotic manipulators, FDM, and aerosol jet printers., Alexander Curry

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A qualitative look at secondary trauma through the lived experiences of elementary teachers., Terri L Davenport

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Preclinincal development of Avaren-Fc: a novel lectin-Fc fusion protein targeting cancer-associated high-mannose glycans., Matthew William Dent

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The impact of criminal justice involvement: examining experiences in a housing first program., Amanda N. Denton

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A method for identifying ancient introgression between caballine and non-caballine equids using whole genome high throughput data., Kalpani de Silva

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Resonating otherness: rethinking the body through Octavia Butler's dawn., Tristan DeWitt Carr

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Black codes re-envisioned: the Dred Scott Majority opinion as an antiblack performative speech act., Tiffany Dillard-Knox

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Habitation and interaction in the lower Illinois river valley: a case study on household structure and ceramics at the German site (11C377)., Catherine Zoe Doubles

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Genetic and functional analysis of rat mammary cancer susceptibility., Emily L Duderstadt

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"The only prize worth contending for": a history of Eckstein Norton University and the industrial model of education in Kentucky., Samuel Dunn

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Micellar nanocatalysis for efficient reactions., Uyen T Duong

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Pyridine nucleotide redox potential in coronary smooth muscle couples myocardial blood flow to cardiac metabolism., Marc Matthew Dwenger

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PDE4 inhibition: a novel therapeutic strategy in liver fibrosis., Mohamed Elnagdy

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Design of a 300cm2 PEMFC stack with force and CFD simulation to optimize flow channels, gasket design, and clamping forces., Robert M. Ench

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Imagination in practice: writing studies and the application of hospitality., Edward Alan English

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"When the voices of children are heard": evaluating the biological effects of socioeconomic status on children in postmedieval London., Ashley R. Ezzo

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Synthesis, crystal structure and ionic conductivity of ruddlesden-popper oxide materials: effects of ionic radii and defects on lithium-ionic conductivity., Selorm Joy Fanah

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Adaptive control and parameter-dependent anti-windup compensation for inertia varying quadcopters., Benjamin Edwards Farber

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Manifestations of students’ voices: Examining shifts, academic demands, and identity work in how students make themselves understood., Lauren Elizabeth Fletcher

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Black men wanted: an instrumental case study exploring the situational factors related to the retention of African American male high school teachers., Christopher Kevin Flores

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Annealing of Encapsulated Heavy Metals from Brine Water Utilizing Microwave Enabled Sol-Gel Process, Adam Michael Flynn

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Improving student success and engagement in virtual and hybrid classrooms., Sydney Fogo

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Transnational writing program administration: mobility, entanglement, work., Joseph Franklin

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Principal mentoring as a retention and effectiveness strategy in comprehensive improvement schools., Robert Fulk

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Typological and technological analyses of multi-component Lithic collection from Eastern Kentucky., Isaac C. Garvin

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Harnessing the power of trained immunity in the setting of pancreatic cancer: a novel mechanism of immune trafficking and tumor control., Anne Elena Geller

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Rapid annealing of Perovskite solar cell thin film materials through intense pulse light., Amir Hossein Ghahremani

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Passive method for 3D reconstruction of human jaw: theory and application., Mohamad Ghanoum

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Drone location and scheduling problems in humanitarian logistics., Zabih Ghelichi

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Theoretical investigation of the Co-C bond activation in methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin-dependent systems: mechanistic insights., Arghya Pratim Ghosh

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Estimating treatment effect on medical cost and examining medical cost trajectory using splines and change point techniques., Indranil Ghosh

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Explosive family dinners: bipolar disorder, temporal lobe epilepsy & me critical afterword convulsive family dynamics: when mental and neurological disabilities entangle and isolate., Elizabeth Lane Glass

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Refinement and automation using algorithmic control of BreathForce, a respiratory training system for patients with spinal cord Injuries., Anna Goestenkors

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Ultrafast magnetic entropy dynamics with time-resolved pump-probe magneto-optical technique., Sahar Goharshenasanesfahani

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Improvised power: finding an authentic acting aesthetic in an adaption of Mowatt's fashion., Alexander Louis Gordon

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General strain theory and violent behavior in a military sample., Leslie A. Greenwell

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Literacy abilities of children and adolescents with Williams Syndrome., Caroline Greiner De Magalhaes

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The study of copper corrosion mechanisms using electrochemical experimental techniques., Evan Grimm

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Investigating the effects of Perfluorooctanoic Sulfonate (PFOS) and ethanol on fatty liver disease using a modified NIAAA model., Tyler Charles Gripshover

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The influence of dual enrollment on rural student college persistence., Jeanne Toure Guerrero

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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