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 2017

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Spinal cord injury induced cardiac decline and the limitations of exercise., Kathryn Michele DeVeau

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Spontaneous vocal matching in mothers and their hearing impaired infants with cochlear implants : a quantitative analysis., Lydia Doggett

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The effects of moderate alcohol consumption and inflammation on the hepatic matrisome and the renal cortex proteome., Christine E. Dolin

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The mark of the Devil : medical proof in witchcraft trials., Sarah Dunn

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Mechanism investigation of pseudouridine synthases TruB and RluA with RNA containing 5-fluorouridine and 4-thiouridine., Uyen T. Duong

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Winds of courage a mallet concerto for solo mallets and wind ensemble., Ross Elliott

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Since the time of Eve : La Leche League and communities of mothers throughout history., Joanna Paxton Federico

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A risky business : examining the prevalence and correlates of post traumatic stress disorder symptomology and social support in Kentucky's adult correctional staff., Ashley Terrell French

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Governing the urban water commons : essays on collaborative policy networks in a polycentric ecology of urban water policy games., Emmanuel Frimpong Boamah

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A novel MRA-based framework for the detection of changes in cerebrovascular blood pressure., Yitzhak Atakilt Gebru

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Cationic surfactant modification and its impact on the engineering behaviors of montmorillonite., Mohammad Ghavami

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Metabolic regulation of myocardial adaptation to exercise., Andrew Alan Gibb

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Highly student-rated teachers of multicultural classrooms : a qualitative study of teacher practices., Rose M. Glasser

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Porphyromonas gingivalis infection in gestational diabetes mellitus and survival in tobacco smokers., Himabindu Gogeneni

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Don't go unless you mean it : a novel with critical afterword : heteronormative masculine performance in contemporary fictions of the rural American south., Nathan N. Gower

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Stories at work : restorying narratives of new teachers' identity learning in writing studies., Rachel Gramer

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Age-related host factors regulate lung cancer progression., John Caleb Greenwell

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Targeting the glucose metabolism of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) to stimulate cancer immunity., Jaspreet Grewal

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Numerical investigation of drop impingement on dry and wet surfaces., Yisen Guo

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Homogeneous ligand-centered hydrogen evolution and hydrogen oxidation : exploiting redox non-innocence to drive catalysis., Andrew Z. Haddad

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Pediatric anxiety and/or depression problems : associations with PM10, fly ash, and metal exposure., Abby Nicole Burns Hagemeyer

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New genres and new challenges : five interdisciplinary case studies of master's student writers., Meghan Lynne Hancock

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Regularized solutions for terminal problems of parabolic equations., Sujeewa Indika Hapuarachchi

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Performance analysis of organizations as complex systems., William C. Harrington Jr.

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Aspirations into action : navigating structures for community engagement at the University of Louisville., Megan Faver Hartline

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MAN/BOY., Nick Hartman

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Exploring a multifactorial, clinical model of thought disorder : application of a dimensional, transdiagnostic approach., Mara Ann Hart

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Testing and modeling of the thixotropic behavior of cementitious materials., Bashir Hasanzadeh

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Social dynamics, network structure, and information diffusion in fish shoals., Matthew Jerome Hasenjager

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Treg regulation in periodontal disease during pregnancy., Aislinn Leah Hays

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Interaction style of mothers of young children with Williams syndrome and relations with child expressive vocabulary., Danielle R. Henderson

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Towards a cost-effective biorefinery : production of activated carbons from residual biomass for energy storage devices., Zachary Dean Herde

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Targeting the major regulator of mitosis., J. Mason Hoffman

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Articulating the new normal(s) : mental disability, medical discourse, and rhetorical action., Andrew Wesley Holladay

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Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging in diagnosing graft dysfunction : a non-invasive alternative to renal biopsy., Elizabeth Marie Hollis

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Late Magdalenian lithic technological organization at Lapa do Picareiro, central Portugal., Melissa Jean Holst

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Parental opinions about prenatal genetic screening and selective abortion for Down Syndrome., Laura E. Holt

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Lacanian gaze, semiotics, and the enigma of Bosch., Virginia Lynn Hosono

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All-optical switching in ferromagnetic superlattices., Faren Hoveyda Marashi

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Environmental factors, not plants, contribute to functional diversity of soil bacteria in the dunes of lake michigan., Andrea Stark Howes

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Deceptions., Travis Huff

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Unthink pink : master narratives and counterstories of breast cancer., Jessica C. Hume

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Media framing and public opinion of refugees: news coverage of Hungarian refugees, 1956-57., Cecelia M. Hunt

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Fantastical body narratives : cosplay, performance, and gender diversity., Tiffany M. Hutabarat-Nelson

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Factors associated with federal student loan default among borrowers in a statewide system of community and technical colleges., Brittany Inge

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"Given time..." for soprano and orchestra., Alex Isackson

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Identifying the signaling mechanisms of EGFR-mediated apoptosis., Nicole Marion Jackson

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Evaluating ligand assisted activation of small molecules through proton reduction and alcohol oxidation., Rahul Jain

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Engineering applications of organic surfactant modified bentonite in sorptive soil barriers., Sadra Javadi

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Student attitudes on social media and perception of instructor social media use., Abi Mathew John

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Effect of high cationic flocculant on anaerobic digestion of municipal wastewater., Prathap D. John

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Function of the enterobactin operon of A. actinomycetemcomitans in the presence of catecholmines and iron., Taylor Johnson

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Modeling effective work groups and teams : an assessment of the inclusion of social value orientation., Gary Daniel Jones

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A curriculum of civic responsibility : transitioning Black American students to college-level writing., Jamila M. Kareem

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Advances in tumor-targeted therapy using nanomedicine., Divya Karukonda

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Stretching adversely modulates locomotor capacity following spinal cord injury via activation of nociceptive afferents., Anastasia V. Keller

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Functional data analysis methods for predicting disease status., Sarah Kendrick

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Data driven discovery of materials properties., Fadoua Khmaissia

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Retellings : a collection of nonfiction essays., Jennifer Kiefer

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Extending difference of votes rules on three voting models., Sarah Schulz King

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Intraspecific differences in belowground associations and seedling root morphology for the biofuel crop, Panicum virgatum., Erin Renee Kinnetz

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Traces of the (un)familiar : family, identity, and the return of the repressed in the photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard., Hunter Martin Kissel

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Type IX secretion system : characterization of an effector protein and an insight into the role of c-terminal domain dimeration in outer membrane translocation., Lahari Koneru

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Controlled electrochemical synthesis of single one-dimensional metal nanochains across microgap electrodes., Amareshwari Konutham

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Spiritual transcendence as a sixth personality factor in Russia : cross-cultural generalizability and influence on psychosocial outcomes., Ksenia Kopeikin

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The art of silence., Lydia Anne Kowalski

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Mitochondrial Transcription Factor A's role in heart failure., George H. Kunkel

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UBQLN1 : a multi-domain protein with multiple functions., Zimple Kurlawala

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Withaferin a synergistically enhances the effects of paclitaxel against lung cancer., Al Hassan Kyakulaga

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Moral time and homicide investigations., David Stuart Lapsey Jr.

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Artificial olfactory system for multi-component analysis of gas mixtures., Alexander Aleksandrovich Larin

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Observation and estimation study for sensorless control of linear vapor compressors., Joseph Latham

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Novel processing approaches for thin film solar and related technologies., Brandon Lavery

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Urban governance reconsidered : assessing the roles of public-, private-, and third sector leaders in governing the modern city., Benjamin Colby Leamon

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Characterization of Porphyromonas gingivalis Mfa1 fimbriae., Jae Yong Lee

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Horizon cross : a parafictional history through photographs., Tom LeGoff

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This is just a phase : the impact of population structure on haplotype phasing and linkage disequilibrium measures at functional genetic sites., Roxanne Kaaren Leiter

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Custom software for the 3D printing of patient specific plate bending templates in pelvic fracture repair., Gordon B Lents

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Development of recyclable gold nanoparticles for routine benchtop catalysis in organic transformations., Shengzong Liang

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Some problems arising from mathematical model of ductal carcinoma in SITU., Heng Li

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The macro-modelling of steel fiber reinforced concrete/mortar flexural tensile behavior and mix optimization for flexural strength., Li Liu

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Estimation of the three key parameters and the lead time distribution in lung cancer screening., Ruiqi Liu

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Sample size calculations and normalization methods for RNA-seq data., Xiaohong Li

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Genesis : for orchestra., Zachary Dwight Lowery

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The military meets the university : mapping issues of literacy sponsorship across military and academic settings., Ashley Ludewig

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Residuated maps, the way-below relation, and contractions on probabilistic metric spaces., M. Ryan Luke

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Labor and happiness., Tyler Reid Madden

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Examining the effects of macrophage populations on cancerous tumor growth., Grace E. Mahlbacher

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Novel III-V alloys for unassisted water splitting., Alejandro Martinez-Garcia

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Evaluating work place wellness in greater Louisville's technology organizations : a case study., Andrew L. McCart

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From damsel in distress to active agent : female agency in children's and young adult fiction., Megan Sarah McDonough

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The feelings we harbor - the role of collage in arousing powerful emotions in an ESL classroom., Irina V. McGrath

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The knowledge economy : increasing human capital on the U.S. I-65 corridor., Brandon S. McReynolds

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American emergency : catastrophe and culture in the U.S.A., from the Civil War to Hurricane Katrina., Lynda Kristian Mercer

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James Franklin Bell : hard war in the Philippines., Daniel Michael

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Short stories., Karley Miller

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Investigation of influential factors on selecting an engineering major., Paige A. Miller

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Developing computer vision technology to automate pitch analysis in baseball., Mahdi Moalla

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Queue stability analysis in network coded wireless multicast., Nadieh Mohamadi-Moghadam

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Control of power electronic interfaces in distributed generation., Mohammad Mohebbi