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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Multilateratin index., Chip Lynch

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Electrochemical characterization of surface-immobilized metal nanostructures: stability, atomic level doping, catalysis, and sensing applications., Badri Prasad Mainali

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Room temperature alkali treatment of rice straw for enhanced enzymatic hydrolysis., Seth Mains

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Lightweight mutual authentication and privacy preservation schemes for IOT systems., Samah Mansour

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Development and validation of biosafety climate scale and survey-based analyses of safety perceptions in biological research and teaching laboratories at public Universities in the USA., Sivarchana Mareedu

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A soft place to land: The importance of otherparenting at PWIs., Stephanie Renae Mayberry

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Identifying the cardiovascular effects of multiple pollutants., Katlyn Elizabeth McGraw

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Academy student ambassador perceptions of the academy model: the successes and areas for growth., James Edward McMillin

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Signal fingerprinting and machine learning framework for UAV detection and identification., Olusiji Oloruntobi Medaiyese

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Development and applications of in-vitro and in-silico models of the cardiovascular system to study the effects of mechanical circulatory support., Moustafa Meki

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Investigation of mitochondrial inheritance in the smut fungus sporisorium reilianum., Hector Eduardo Mendoza

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Clube Da Esquina 1970-1972: a compositional analysis according to Ron Miller's modal jazz concepts., Tullio Mesquita Cunha

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Comparing instructional techniques on memory retention, retrieval, application and self-efficacy of grading criteria used for student self-assessment., Michael James Metz

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The association between depression and anxiety with COVID-19 outcomes., Erica Miller

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The shifting role of teachers: a case study on teachers’ perceptions of personalized learning in a rural school district., Steve Miracle

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Optimization with interval data: new problems, algorithms, and applications., Mohsen Mohammadi Dehcheshmeh

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Ecological, evolutionary, and molecular mechanisms driving pyocin diversity in pseudomonas aeruginosa., Aubrey A. Mojesky

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Recent studies on the synthesis of medicinal molecules., Paige Monsen

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Aggregation dynamics of bulk nanoparticle haloing systems and the influence of non-ambient temperatures., Marzieh Moradi

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Scalable synthesis of alumina nanowires by Wet Chemical Method., Luis N Moreno

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Major league baseball fans’ climate change attitudes and willingness to adapt: climate vulnerability vs. America’s pastime., Jessica R. Murfree

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First principle studies of the effects of alkali-metal intercalation on structural transition from black to blue phosphorene and the adsorption of N2H4 on WS2 layers., Md Rajib Khan Musa

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Q-Griffithsin interactions and utility for the prevention and treatment of Mucosal infections., Henry Nabeta

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Saving butterflies in the city: gardens as conservation spaces in urban landscapes., Lindsay D. Nason

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The space between: listening within difference in writing center consultations., Jessica S. B. Newman

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Metabolic-epigenetic regulation of macrophage polarization., Jordan T. Noe

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Non-traditional instruction: examining the interaction effect between student characteristics and perceived sense of connectedness in an online learning environment., Kendra M, Nolan

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Observational studies in group testing and potential applications., Alexander Christopher Noll

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An analysis of taste neuron morphological variability: influences of neuron type and plasticity., Lisa Christina Ohman

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The effect of parent interactions on young infants’ visual attention in an object manipulation task., Nonah Marie Olesen

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The rise of the nones: religion, leaners, and their connection with partisanship in America., Kevin C. Orr

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Decreased kidney mitochondrial content and PGC-1α following repeated low-dose cisplatin-induced kidney injury., Andrew Joseph Orwick

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Understanding wellbeing in refugee youth from the African great lakes region., Victory Osezua

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Formula, moment, and IPS in Stockhausen's Evas Erstgeburt., Jonathon Pan

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Particulate matter exposure and community-acquired pneumonia mortality among hospitalized adults with pneumococcal pneumonia: incidence study (HAPPI) participants., Jack Anthony Pfeiffer

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Ga-based III-V semiconductor photoanodes for solar fuels and novel techniques to investigate their photocorrosion., Sahar Pishgar

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Parents' perceptions of leisure constraints and facilitators in elite youth soccer: A phenomenological approach., Chelsea C. Police

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Re-visiting the Flutie effect: an exploration of athletic success' impact on student enrollment decisions., Addison Pond

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Image analysis of colloidal systems for pair and triplet correlations., Brianna Price

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Trends in hysterectomy in hospital and ambulatory settings in Kentucky 2017-2020., Felicia A. Pugh

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Immersive virtual reality and education: a study into the effectiveness of using this technology with preservice teachers., Shannon R. Putman

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Estimating cumulative incidence rate on interval censored data in an illness-death model., Chen Qian

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Towards long term colloid suspension in a vertically rotated system., Md Mahmudur Rahman

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Computational modeling of 3D-printed Lactobacillus-antibiotic scaffolds for bacterial vaginosis., Veeresh P. Rai

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Intercalation and high pressure studies of black phosphorous - pathways to novel materials and physics., Manthila Chathurange Rajapakse

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Conceptualizing the psychosocial elements that should be assessed in candidates for hematopoietic cell transplantation: social workers' and psychologists' perspectives., Jill Randall

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Role of KVβ2 subunits in regulation of resistance arterial tone., Sean M Raph

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Isomotive dielectrophoresis for enhanced analyses of cell subpopulations., Mohamed Zakarya Rashed

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Development and evaluation of a body weight support treadmill for use with locomotor training on pediatric spinal cord injury patients., Winston T Rauch

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GIS predictive modelling in the Daniel Boone National Forest: settlement patterns during the intensification or horticulture., Jacob Max Ray

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Preclinical development of epicertin, a novel biotherapeutic for the treatment of ulcerative colitis., Micaela Ann Reeves

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Charting the unknown: examining the prevalence and correlates of seconday traumatic stress in Kentucky probation and parole officers., Amanda Marie Roberts

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Variable autonomy assignment algorithms for human-robot interactions., Christopher Kevin Robinson

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School improvement grant: analysis of Kentucky cohort I schools., Ryan Rodosky

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A translingual approach to the theory and practice of basic writing., Rachel Rodriguez

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An introductory study of Coal Fly Ash enhancement for heavy metal removal in wastewater treatment., Samuel T. Romes

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Lung nodules identification in CT scans using multiple instance learning., Wiem Safta

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Cosine-based explainable matrix factorization for collaborative filtering recommendation., Pegah Sagheb Haghighi

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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