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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In a Victorian fog: constructing identities in female gothic novels., Hayley Salo

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Computational frameworks for microRNA functional analysis of inter-kingdom and indirect targeting., Mohammed Sayed

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Flight trajectory prediction for aeronautical communications., Nathan T Schimpf

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A phenomenological study of the perceptions of co-teaching through the lens of special education and general education teachers., Erin Seale

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Characterizing the role of macrophages in cisplatin-induced kidney injury and progression to chronic kidney disease., Sophia M. Sears

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Multi-style explainable matrix factorization techniques for recommender systems., Olurotimi Nugbepo Seton

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Machine learning approaches for lung cancer diagnosis., Ahmed Mahmoud Ahmed Shaffie

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Local feature selection for multiple instance learning with applications., Aliasghar Shahrjooihaghighi

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Design for metal fused filament fabrication (DfMF3) of Ti-6Al-4V alloy., Mohammad Qasim Shaikh

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Develop a multi-functional green pervious concrete (MGPC) pavement with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) removal function., Hong Shang

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Witness and testimony: the role of race and community in forming Black Aesthetics., Cathy Smith Shannon

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The effects of great leaps reading on the reading fluency of elementary students with reading and behavioral deficits., Gwendolyn Shultz Ashley

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High-density parking for autonomous vehicles., Parag J. Siddique

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Determination of the biological functions of undefined domains of VEEV nsP2., Andrew Michael Skidmore

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Social cognition, impulsivity, and emotion regulation factors in aggressive behavior among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder., Kelly E. Slaughter

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Role of meibum and tear phospholipids in the evaporative water loss associated with dry eye., Samiyyah M. Sledge

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Solvent engineering of molybdenum disulfide electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution., Robert Carl Spalding

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The peacock in the room: confronting the hidden curriculum of androcentrism and gender bias in undergraduate biology education., Sarah Hamilton Spaulding

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The economic rationality of consumption in the Mycenaean political economy and its role in the reproduction of social personae: modeling prestige networks., Devin Alexander Stephens

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The neural architecture of emotional intelligence., Teodora Stoica

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Predictive modeling of clinical outcomes for hospitalized COVID-19 patients utilizing CyTOF and clinical data., Onajia Stubblefield

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Materials and process design for ceramic fused filament fabrication (CF3) of hydroxyapatite., Kavish Sudan

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Urban arterial lane flow distribution: a before and after traffic microsimulation analysis on the effect of implementing new route markings and signage., Larry Michael Summers

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Shifting sands., Rachid Tagoulla

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How do cover crops change soil health in a no-till system?, Aysha Kirsten Tapp Ross

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GIT (gender-informed trauma) in black n blue boys / broken men: how concepts of gender restrict the black male actor’s creative process and the methods he can use for creative freedom., Tyler Tate

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Exploring service provider perspectives on facilitators and barriers to needle exchange program participation by females who inject drugs., Tammi Alvey Thomas

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Engineering performance and teamwork perceptions shaped by structured learning experiences in a makerspace., Teresa Lee Tinnell

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Framing the guard: a content analysis of how the news media frames the national guard during times of crisis., Taylor L. Tolles

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I'm still valid: an explanatory sequential mixed-methods study of part-time phd students' motivation and satisfaction., Heather A Turner

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Bayesian variable selection strategies in longitudinal mixture models and categorical regression problems., Md Nazir Uddin

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Exploring the contextual factors and decision-making process of risky sexual behavior among homeless adults in Louisville, Kentucky., Sarah C. Van Heiden

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Manipulating mindful breathing versus mindful eating: examining the effect of specific mindfulness mechanisms on food intake and eating disorder symptoms., Irina Alexandrovna Vanzhula

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Heterocyclic amines and arylamine N-acetyltransferase 2 polymorphism in pathogenesis of insulin resistance., Kennedy M. Walls

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Modeling driver distraction mechanism and its safety impact in automated vehicle environment., Song Wang

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Navigating internalized stigma and identity development in bipolar disorder I: A grounded theory investigation., Kaylyn L. Watterson

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-rhiza., Katherine E. Watts

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A remote sensing perspective: mapping the human footprint in the Zambezi region of Namibia., Ariel E Weaver

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Evaluation of risk and protective factors of substance use in the national association of intercollegiate athletics., Richard D Weaver Jr.

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Love labor: literal symbols and true abstractions., Karen Weeks

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Oligodendrocyte responses after spinal cord injury., George Zach Wei

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Distribution and ecological effects of Azteca Chartifex/Trigona in the Barro Colorado Nature Monument., Rachel LeAnn Wells

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An exploration of afrocentric features at a black homeschool collective., Tytianna Nikia Maria Wells

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Hospital-based professional spiritual care: evaluating the utilization, availability, and impact of chaplains., Kelsey B. White

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Understanding and Avoiding AI Failures: A Practical Guide., Robert Max C Williams

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The rivers of life: a portraiture study of three black female educational leaders in a large urban school district., Cassandra G. Woods

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In the balance: perceptions of work-family balance for women in higher education., Aubrey Radford Woolley

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Chronic codeswitching: A phenomenological study examining Multiracial student sense of belonging in a predominantly White institution., Nicholas Lamar Wright

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Mass spectrometry based metabolomics and Lipidomics., Fang Yuan

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Hybrid structural health monitoring using data-driven modal analysis and model-based Bayesian inference., Jice Zeng

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“And the next day, you are in charge”: policy recommendations stemming from a qualitative investigation into the professional development of early career peer support specialists in Kentucky., Diane M. Zero

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Exploring Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley reactions using metal organic framework catalysts., Yuehan Zhou

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Identifying protective factors against overweight and obesity within the social environment of women with low incomes., Monica M. Adams

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An actor's process in bridging the gap between first-generation and multi-generational African-American identities., Mutiyat Ade-Salu

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Differences in opportunity evaluation between corporate and independent entrepreneurs., Alireza Aghaey

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A structural study of correlated materials: incipient mott insulators and low-dimensional systesm., Alaa Alfailakawi

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Tobacco smoke exposures and fertility-related outcomes among females seeking fertility care, and the interaction with N-Acetyltransferase 2 (NAT2).., T'shura S. A. Ali

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Development and applications of condensed phase cavity ring-down spectroscopy for studies of electrochemical and interfacial., Shadi Ahmad Alnaanah

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Model-based control methods to improve the power qualify of grid-connected single-phase inverters., Moath Alqatamin

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The making of a person: the relationship of job crafting and leisure crafting on work engagement, occupational role salience, job performance and psychological well-being., Joshua D. Anna

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Preventable hospitalization among type 2 diabetes patients in Kentucky before and after medicaid expansion 2010-2017., Turky Jamil Arbaein

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A novel approach to HIV prevention: understanding multi-level influences on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PREP) uptake and outreach among African Americans., Suur Debrah Ayangeakaa

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Medusa for three sopranos and chamber orchestra., Joshua Baerwald

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Automatic target recognition with convolutional neural networks., Nada Baili

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Development and validation of the measure of perceived safety in the college classroom: a mixed methods phenomenological research study., Jennifer Ballard-Kang

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Aboveground-belowground interactions: roles of soil biotic and abiotic factors on switchgrass's (panicum virgatum) growth, defense against herbivory and cell wall chemistry., Binod Basyal

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Aqueous redox flow batteries with Boron doped diamond as an electrode., Alex M. Bates

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Predictors of urban homeless rates., Andrew John Bates

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Comparative secretomics and functional analysis of effectors utilized by the Microbotryum genus of anther-smut fungal pathogens, and their role in host-specificity., William Christopher Beckerson

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Experimental evaluation of heat leak and convective heat transfer in a household freezer., Catherine E. Berghuis

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The effects of self-regulated strategy development instruction on argument writing skills of adolescents with mild disabilities., Stacy Crawford Bewley

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Long for death., Ashley William Bittner

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Analysis of twenty-first century zines., Anna Blake

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Risks of indirect trauma among direct support professionals who work with adults with intellectual/ developmental disabilities: Impact on organizational, staff and client outcomes., Daniel A. Boamah

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"Don't put an 'or' where God puts an 'and'": constitutive rhetoric in queer Appalachia., Brooke Elizabeth Boling

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Moral distress and moral residue among nurses working in the surgical intensive care unit: a descriptive qualitative approach., Adam Tyler Booth

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Automatic target recognition with deep metric learning., Abdelhamid Bouzid

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Atomization as colonial strategy in Palestine., Christian Alexander Brawner

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"It's personal": a case study analysis of the strategic management of resources in a historically black University athletic department., Brigitte M. Burpo

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Mechanistic insight of the role of NHERF1 in cisplatin-induced acute kidney injury., Adrienne M. Bushau-Sprinkle

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Formation, organization, and synaptic properties of circuits between thalamic reticular nucleus and dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus., Peter W. Campbell

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Mitigating black claustrophobia: space, trauma, and healing modalities in the postcolonial narrative., Saleema Mustafa Campbell

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Methods for Mass Data Acquisition of Whiskey Webs., Adam D. Carrithers

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Investigating the disorder and compaction of designed Minielastin using nuclear magnetic resonance., Ma Faye Charmagne Aquino Carvajal

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Design, synthesis and application of Janus gold nanoprisms for directed self-assembly., Md. Emtias Chowdhury

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Short-term financial confidence as a predictor of academic achievement and six-year graduation success of first-year students., Shawna M. Clark

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Fandom from afar: identification, attachment, and consumption behaviors among United States based fans of English premier league soccer clubs., Adam R. Cocco

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The retinoblastoma protein mediates metabolic reprogramming in lung cancer., Lindsey R. Conroy

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Job satisfaction for individuals with disabilities: youth one year out., Katherine Michelle Cooper PhD

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Effects of Design Autonomy on the Flow Experience, Antonio F Coriano

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An exercise device used to achieve bone formation metrics for the strengthening of the proximal femur., Sean P. Coyle

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Aspects of causal inference., John A. Craycroft

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Statistical approaches of gene set analysis with quantitative trait loci for high-throughput genomic studies., Samarendra Das

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Development of core pharmacy roles with competency/EPA alignment and levels of entrustment., Kimberly K. Daugherty

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Gun ownership as an expression of whiteness and masculinity., Michael Daugherty

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A machine learning approach for allocating route cost to customers for transportation and logistics services., Alison Davis

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Backing tracks/play-along materials: origins of several currently popular platforms and strategies for their use., Giovanni De Castro Sena

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Computational techniques in medical image analysis application for white blood cells classification., Omar Dekhil

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Dynamic analysis and fabrication of a bi-stable structure designed for MEMS energy harvesting applications., Masoud Derakhshani

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Functionalizing nanoparticles with CafA protein to target BAR peptide for oral delivery applications., Hetal Desai