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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Doctoral Dissertations

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Simulation-based optimization of mitigation strategies for pandemic influenza., Arsalan Paleshi

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Impact of numeracy on parental self-efficacy and treatment outcome of children on complex diets., Diana Cardina Pantalos

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Mediation in literacy : language, technology, and modality., Hem Sharma Paudel

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Impact of urban factors and invasive species on white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) habitat use and foraging behavior in an urban forest park., William Persons

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A culturally-sensitive model of the development of child anxiety., Jenny Marie Petrie

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I had to learn that on my own : successful first-generation, low-income college students from rural areas at an urban institution., Aaron Phillips

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Improving the accuracy of middle school students' self-assessment, peer assessment, and mathematics achievement., Elizabeth Popelka

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Bi-stable buckled energy harvesters actuated via torque arms., Daniel Allen Porter

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Artifical neural network models for the analysis of permeable pavement performance., Ata Radfar

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Development of a vascularized, induced pluripotent stem cell-derived liver-tissue mimic for therapeutic applications., Venkat Madhav Ramakrishnan

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The relevance of client-healthcare provider communication to the appraisal of illness uncertainty in women with fibromyalgia syndrome., Melody Dawn Reibel

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Examining the relationship between childhood victimization, health risk behaviors, and adult physical health outcomes among women on probation and parole., Tanya R. Renn

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The role of congruecy within the participant sport involvement and loyalty process., Jason Andrew Rice

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Interdisciplinary palliative care teams : insights and experiences of chaplain interns and social work interns., Ann Hayes Ronald

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Knocking on the door : police decision points in executing search warrants., Brian Patrick Schaefer

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Coordinate regulation of the WNT and Hippo pathways by the novel Ras effector NORE1A., Marvin Lee Schmidt Jr., 1980-

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What we see changes how we see : analyzing the plasticity of the horizontal effect., April Marie Schweinhart

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Electrochemical formation of one-dimensional metal nanostructures across microgaps electrodes for resistive switching and optical sensing applications., Nidhi Shah

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The pedagogy of medical humanities : using literature and the visual arts to help future caregivers maintain their compassion and resilience., Lisa Higgins Shugoll

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A few good men and women : the rhetorical constitution of military personnel identity., Ashly Bender Smith

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Improved self-consistency for SCED-LCAO., Lyle C. Smith

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Evaluating Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) : examining teachers' perceptions of managing student conduct and student achievement in PBIS and non-PBIS schools., Carla Marie Soeder-Kolodey

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An ethnographic study of scrappers and metal thieves., Benjamin Fred Stickle

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The impact of an interactive technology application on elementary student achievement in fractions., Shannon M. Stone

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Parental influence on romantic attraction with simulated online dating profiles., Johanna Strokoff

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The neuropsychological profile of older adult musicians and non-musicians : implications for cognitive reserve in late life., Jessica Vemich Strong, 1986-

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The PC-Tree algorithm, Kuratowski subdivisions, and the torus., Charles J. Suer

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New visible light absorber for solar fuels : Ga(Sbx)N1-x alloys., Swathi Sunkara

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Exploring organizational capacity in a Sport for Development and Peace setting., Per G. Svensson

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The effects of real-time visual performance feedback on teacher feedback., Chris A. Sweigart

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The production, properties and applications of the zinc imidazolate, ZIF-8., John L. Tatarko Jr.

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Counterstories : educational resilence of adult African American women attending an urban predominantly White university., Wanda A. Taylor

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Phosphinimine zinc complexes and neutral phosphinimines for ring opening polymerization of lactides., Rajesh Thapa

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Genomic and transcriptomic analyses of Microbotryum lychnidis-dioicae provide insights into the biology of a fascinating fungal phytopathogen., Su San Toh

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Role of c-Kit in the growth, migration and differentiation of human cardiac progenitor cells., Bathri Narayan Vajravelu

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Co-treatment with conjugated linoleic acid and nitrite modulates mitochondrial respiration and electron transport chain activity in vivo and attenuates mitochondrial dysfunction during cardiac injury., Patrick Van Hoose

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Nanoscale electrode architectures for electrochemical energy conversion and storage., Venkat Kalyan Vendra

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Racial profiling : using propensity score matching to examine focal concerns theory., Anthony Gennaro Vito

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Mathematical studies of the glucose-insulin regulatory system models., Minghu Wang

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Functional characterization of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans QSEBC : a bacterial adrengeric receptor and global regulator of virulence., Whitney Weigel

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Implementation of break time for employee nursing mothers at the University of Louisville : a case study., Robin Elise Weiss, 1971-

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Places in the polity of rhetoric : topoi, evolution, and the fragmentation of discourse., Benjamin James Bickel Wetherbee

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Student engagement and college readiness in mathematics., Leah White

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Exercise mitigates the effects of hyperhomocysteinemia on adverse skeletal muscle remodeling., Lee Winchester

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Modeling posttraumatic stress disorder among victimized women on probation and parole : examining the impact of childhood victimization., Katherine M. E. Winham

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Hidden sites of 'first-year' composition : what do we mean when we say 'AP'? : the diversity of practices in AP English language and composition courses., Hollye Nicole Wright

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Globalization and inter-local cooperation : the mediating roles of local contexts in the global North and South., Eric Yankson

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Dramatizing trauma in resistance to post-colonial hegemonic culture : a magic(al) realist reading of Toni Morrison's Beloved, Love and Frida Kahlo's selected paintings., FENG Yi, 1980-

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Circulating angiogenic stem cells in diabetes., Nagma Zafar

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Optimization of support structures for selective laser melting., Kai Zeng

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Glycine receptor alpha subunit (GlyRa) specific inhibition contributes to ganglion cell signaling in mouse retina., Chi Zhang

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The association of medical student debt on choice of primary care specialty and rural practice location., Craig Ziegler

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Three-dimensional modeling of the human jaw/teeth using optics and statistics., Aly Saber Abdelrahim

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Housing first, neighborhood second? : the role of housing and neighborhood characteristics on residential stability in two housing first projects., Carey D. Addison

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Markers and mechanisms of metabolic aging., Peter Dziewornu Ahiawodzi

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Semi-blind robust indentification and robust control approach to personalized anemia management., Elom Akabua

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Quality of primary care from the patient perspective in Saudi Arabia : a multi-level study., Khalid Awad Alahmary

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Predictors of uncertainty, stress, anxiety, and depressive symptoms of parents of preterm infants in the neonatal intensive care unit., Maryam Isa Alaradi

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Text stylometry for chat bot identification and intelligence estimation., Nawaf Ali

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Reading achievement in a large urban school district : an analysis of the effects of four reading programs on the reading growth of four reading ability groups., Deborah Patrice Anderson

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Temporal contextual descriptors and applications to emotion analysis., Haythem Balti

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Critical thinking structures for business ethics., Brian G. Barnes

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MiRNA-21 has anti-inflammatory effects in the macrophage response to peritonitis., Rebecca Elise Barnett 1982-

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Evaluation of the safety and pharmacokinetic profile of the broad spectrum antiviral lectin Griffithsin., Christopher Lynn Barton 1976-

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Augmentation of Ras-induced cell transformation : a new role for miR-200a in malignancy., Lindsey Erin Becker 1986-

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The effectiveness of extended orientation first year seminars : a systematic review and meta-analysis., Matthew S. Berry

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Forecasting seasonal hydrologic response in major river basins., A. M. Tanvir Hossain Bhuiyan 1982-

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Avoidance in disordered eating : the roles of overvaluation of weight and shape and repetitive thinking., Anne Christine Bjerg

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Acyclic and indifference-transitive collective choice functions., Katey Bjurstrom

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Project management and its relation to long-term project success : an empirically based theoretical framework., Youssef Ait Boudlal 1969-

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Modulation of host polyubiquitination by the ankb f-box protein of Legionella pneumophila., William M. Bruckert

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Cognitive coaching : the impact on teacher candidates' teacher efficacy., Stefanie Wooten Burnett

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Classification of clinical outcomes using high-throughput and clinical informatics., Alexander Carswell Cambon

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Graduate students who are part-time workers : how does occupational stress and gender role affect job satisfaction?, Megan Church-Nally

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Multilayer electret activated by direct contact silicon electrode., Mark M. Crain

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Phase transformation studies of metal oxides to dichalcogenides in 1-d structures., Dustin Ray Cummins 1987-

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Analysis of social costs of gentrification in Over-the-Rhine : a qualitative approach., Shireen Deobhakta

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Cultural capital and the family-school mesosystem : a multiple groups analysis of school-based parent involvement types and their relations with early student achievement., Emily R. Dickinson 1974-

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A heuristic algorithm for determining the part set in a powder-bed additive manufacturing machine., Sonja Dieder

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SA-4-1BBL as a platform to develop adjuvant systems for prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines., Gunes Dinc 1984-

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Measuring mindful interoception : development of the mindful interoception sampling task (MIST)., Samuel J. Dreeben 1983-

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Avatar captcha : telling computers and humans apart via face classification and mouse dynamics., Darryl Felix D’Souza

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Answering the call : an examination of multicultural competence among academic advising professionals., Tia Noelle Dumas

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Unnatural pedagogy : a computational analysis of children's learning to learn from other people., Baxter S. Eaves 1984-

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Mathematical modeling for partial object detection., Ahmed Reda Amin EL-Barkouky

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Study of novel nanoparticle transport and drug release for cancer treatment., Christopher Gene England 1988-

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Nanoporous Bi2Te3 thermoelectric based Knudsen gas pump., Abderrazzak Faiz

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Next generation RFID telemetry design for biomedical implants., Andre Johan Faul

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Secondary student outcomes and perspectives on a multiple pathways approach to education : engagement, achievement, and transitions., Lisa-Anne Ferris

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A non-invasive image based system for early diagnosis of prostate cancer., Ahmad Abdusalam Firjani Firjani Naef

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Gender stereotyping within career and technical education : exploring relationships among gender, coursetaking, and outcomes of high school CTE students., Stephanie A. Fluhr

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Broadband infrastructure in the 21st century : an evaluation of local outcomes and conditions., Chad Stephen Foster

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Retinal synaptic function in the absence of the on pathway., Kathryn Marie Heath Fransen

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Taking clinical judgment out of the equation : a call for the standardization of MCI diagnostic criteria and construction of a model to predict conversion to dementia., Adam Tyler Gerstenecker

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Enhancement of anaerobic digestion of actual industrial wastewaters : reactor stability and kinetic modeling., Mahyar Ghorbanian

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The use of variable-bagging and the cross-validation selector in the prediction of alzheimer’s using the adni database., Michael Wayne Godbey

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The powerful literacy posse and the Common Core State Standards : a collection of scholarly papers., Katherine J. Grindon

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Surviving the death of a sibling : a phenomenological study of childhood bereavement., Edith Crumb Gunter

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Predictions of NOx emissions in pulverized coal combustion., Niko Hachenberg 1981-

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Ensemble learning method for hidden markov models., Anis Hamdi