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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Characterizing reactive glutamines in fibrinogen and elucidating factor XIII substrate specificity., Kelly Njine Mouapi

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Prevention and treatment of familial adenomatous polyposis and colorectal cancer by bilberry-derived anthocyanidins., Ashley M. Mudd

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Development and degradation analysis of novel micro and nanostructured transition metal oxide (TMO) anodes for aqueous sodium ion batteries., Santanu Mukherjee

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Role of MIR-29B-1 and MIR-29A in endocrine-resistant breast cancer., Penn Muluhngwi

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The association between motor proficiency, cognitive tempo, academic skills, balance and visual efficiency in elementary school aged children., Franklin R. Muntis

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A cross-sectional exploration of household financial reactions and homebuyer awareness of registered sex offenders in a rural, suburban, and urban county., John Charles Navarro

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The interaction of homoserine lactones and paraoxonase 2 modulates cell death signaling and cell proliferation., Aaron Mackallan Neely

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Sonic intolerance : aural yellowface during the golden age of American radio., Greyson Perry Neff

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The influence of sport participation on youth binge drinking., Jason Nicholson

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Educating critically : challenging the familiar contours of literacy teacher education., Bianca Nightengale-Lee

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Authorship identification of translation algorithms., Keishin Nishiyama

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A spatial analysis of the relationship between violent neighborhood crime rates and alternative gentrification indicators in Louisville, KY (2010-2016)., George A. Noonan

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A framework for clustering and adaptive topic tracking on evolving text and social media data streams., Gopi Chand Nutakki

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Challenging the self : an examination of the media's role in creating idealized bodies and the artists that challenge them., Jessica Oberdick

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Southern veils : the sisters of Loretto in early national Kentucky., Hannah O'Daniel

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Chemoselective reagents for derivatization of trace--level volatile carbonyl compounds using a microreactor approach., Mumiye A. Ogunwale

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Psychophysical analysis of three separate anisotropic patterns in vision : putting visual reference frames in conflict to study the class 1 and 2 oblique effects and the horizontal effect., Eleanor O'Keefe

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Breaking the cycle of silence : the significance of Anya Seton's historical fiction., Lindsey Marie Okoroafo (Jesnek)

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Trinity part one : food of the Gods., Thomas Edward Olges

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Thomas Merton : evil, suffering, zen and the purified soul theodicy., David Edward Orberson

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Biomechanical testing of an exercise for strengthening the proximal femur., Alyssa Osbourne

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Transplantar : los frutos de sus labores Transplant : fruit of their labor., Marie-Elena Ottman

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Nonspreading solutions in integro-difference models with allee and overcompensation effects., Garrett Luther Otto

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The implications of a University of Louisville first year experience course on student success outcomes based on race and gender., Nadine C. Petty

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Coal ash exposure and asthma in children., Jack Anthony Pfeiffer

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Prenatal depression screening among a diverse healthy start population., Evangeline Pierce

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Culturally relevant teachers : a critical beacon in the educational standards movement., Angela Pleasant

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Reversible silencing of spinal neurons unmasks a left-right coordination continuum., Amanda Marie Pocratsky

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Oil, space, and national imaginaries : discursive productions by standard oil New Jersey post WWII., Michael Poindexter

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Sight-singing pedagogy : a survey of high school choral directors., Marissa Lee Pollock

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Novel insight into the liver-lung axis in alcohol-enhanced acute lung injury., Lauren G. Poole

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Moving mountains : a study examining long-term impacts of mountaintop removal coal mining on mortality in the Appalachian region using geographic information sciences techniques., James Howard Kent Pugh

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Deficiency of RDH10 causes cleft secondary palate in mouse., Swetha Raja

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Gene expression of ammonium transporters in Ustilago maydis and their role in pathogenicity and virulence., Kirsten Richardson

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New perspectives on the history of the Ohio Valley frontier, 1750-1838 : connecting recent scholarship with public interpretation., Ellen Rich

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A novel approach to assess minimally invasive surgical device failure utilizing adverse event outcome severity and design complexity., Marie K. Riggs

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Organizational collaboration and its impact on immigrants and refugees in Louisville., Elizabeth Burdette Roberts

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The lose-lose situation : identity prioritization and gendered communication in co-recreational intramural basketball., Megan Robinson

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Ironic deference : an inquiry into the nineteenth-century feminist rhetoric of Kesiah Shelton., Melissa Rothman

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Hard to see through the smoke : remembering the 1912 Hillsville, Virginia courthouse shootout., Travis A. Rountree

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An interactive interface for nursing robots., Ankita Sahu

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Mental health and substance use disorders and treatment receipt among pregnant women in the United States, 2008-2014 : trend analysis, likelihood of treatment receipt, and ethnic disparities in mental health treatment., Taghreed Nayel Salameh

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Remotely sensed heat : variation and change in surface urban heat islands in a temperate eco-region of the United States., Jeremy Sandifer

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Self-forgiveness in Japanese adolescents., Tetsuo "Ted" Sato

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The dangers and self protective behaviors of ride share drivers., M. Angela Schwendau

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The particulars about particulates : metal exposure and self-regulation of children living near coal ash., Clara G. Sears

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The DLK1-MEG3 locus in malignant cells of proposed primordial germ cell origins., Zachariah Payne Sellers

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Revisiting neutrophil responses to toll-like receptor 4 : influence of ligand structures and cellular environments., Shuvasree Sengupta

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Dynamic adversarial mining - effectively applying machine learning in adversarial non-stationary environments., Tegjyot Singh Sethi

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Transversal approaches and ecological artwork., Madison DeAnna Sevilla

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Novel statistical approaches for missing values in truncated high-dimensional metabolomics data with a detection threshold., Jasmit SureshKumar Shah

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The role of HIF-1α in intestinal epithelial barrier function in alcoholic liver disease., Tuo Shao

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The otaku phenomenon : pop culture, fandom, and religiosity in contemporary Japan., Kendra Nicole Sheehan

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"It teaches them to have a conversation in the real world" : an analysis of how identity performances shape classroom discussions., Ashley Lauren Shelton Arnold

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Combating malignant melanoma with the multifaceted soy-dervied peptide lunasin., Christopher Paul Shidal

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Trunk and respiratory motor control in typically developing children and its implications in children with chronic spinal cord injury., Goutam Singh

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Finding exuberance for the role Shelby in Baltimore., Danielle Smart

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Algorithms for automated assignment of solution-state and solid-state protein NMR spectra., Andrey Smelter

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Fabrication and functionalization of carbon nanocages for use in CFx batteries., Nathan Smith

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The comparative cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of hexavalent chromium in humans and sea turtles., Rachel M. Speer

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The effect of caffeine on fecundability : differences in coffee, tea, and cola consumption., Emily Kathleen Steinmetz

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Norton Commons, Clifton, and social equity : a neighborhood, inter-neighborhood, and regional comparison of new urbanism and “old” urbanism., Aaron J. Stephenson

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Role of human arylamine n-acetyltransferase 1 in tumorigenesis and cancer biology., Marcus William Stepp

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Instructional teacher job resources and student achievement in mathematics., Amy Stokes-Levine

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Colorectal cancer FIT screening in the hope vi population of Jefferson County, Kentucky., Jeffrey D. Stone

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Cumulative trauma, emotion reactivity and salivary cytokine response following acute stress among healthy women., Yvette Z. Szabo

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Vehicle make and model recognition for intelligent transportation monitoring and surveillance., Faezeh Tafazzoli

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BDNF-TRKB signaling regulates adult taste bud innervation., Tao Tang

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Tonal shift, cadence and transition in the brass sonatas of Paul Hindemith., Blake Taylor

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The relationship between positive behavioral interventions and supports in elementary schools and mathematics achievement., Robert Larry Taylor

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Perceptions of peer group interactions on self-efficacy and academic identity of African-American students in advanced placement classes., Tinisha Yvette Taylor

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A comparison of mean age theory and residence time distributions in mixed systems., Nolan Theaker

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The role of the planetarium in students' attitudes, learning, and thinking about astronomical concepts., William Raymond Thornburgh

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The sources of behavioral reinforcement : an examination of nonsocial reinforcement theory., Heather Tolle

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Using a multi variate pattern analysis (MVPA) approach to decode FMRI responses to fear and anxiety., Sajjad Torabian Esfahani

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Design, development, and characterization of breathforce : a respiratory training system for patients with spinal cord injuries., Kevin L Tran

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Stigma of mental illness and multicultural counseling self-efficacy : investigating the implications of the multicultural training environment, mental health literacy, and empathy., Sarah E. Tucker

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A University's student care team : 5 year case summary., Laura Elizabeth Ulmer

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Exploring a novel NF-ĸB- inhibiting nanoparticle for periodontitis therapy., Kameswara Satya Srikanth Upadhyayula

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Dead places : American horror, placelessness, and globalization., Katherine Ashley Wagner

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Emotion socialization and families of children with and without ADHD., Danielle M. Walerius

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LGBTQ+ nondiscrimination laws in Kentucky., Christopher M Wales

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Regulation of haplid phenotypes in Ustilago maydis by ammonium transporters and components of the b mating locus., Rena Margaret Wallen

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An investigation of relationship correlates and predictors of cultural adjustment among missionaries., Sarah Warren

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Fused filament fabrication 3D printing using low-melting alloys., Nirupama Warrier

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Characterization of a mutant oncolytic adenovirus and the role of jnk in enhancing virotherapy., Stephen L. Wechman

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The effect of role assignment and personality subtypes in simulation on critical thinking development, situation awareness, and perceived self-efficacy of nursing baccalaureate students., Dustin Travis Weiler

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The role of kinases and phosphatases in the pathobiology of porphyromonas gingivalis., Sarah Whitmore

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Embeddedness and commitment : tracing patterns of family instability and child wellbeing over time., Heidi Michele Williams

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Diversity for diversity's sake? The relationship between diversity and school-level academic achievement., Richard Aaron Wisman

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Examining the link between press freedom and politics., Megan Wollerton

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Targeting Fas pathway as an effective means of inducing tolerance to pancreatic islets., Kyle Blake Woodward

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The cultural creation of Fulvia Flacca Bambula., Erin Leigh Wotring

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Greater London in the 21st century : assessing coastal flooding mitigation preparedness and regional population risk in the face of projected sea-level rise., Nathan K Wright

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An analysis of the relationship between snowpack and groundwater across Utah watersheds., Samuel Wright

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Bayesian approach on short time-course data of protein phosphorylation, casual inference for ordinal outcome and causal analysis of dietary and physical activity in T2DM using NHANES data., You Wu

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Transient absorption studies of CdSe nanocluster passivated with phenyldithiocarbamate ligands., Yizhou Xie

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Electronic nose for analysis of volatile organic compounds in air and exhaled breath., Zhenzhen Xie

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Non-contact based structural damage assessment using stochastic subspace identification and finite element model updating., Li Yang

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Farmscapes : picturing land transformation in nineteenth-century America., Eileen L Yanoviak