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 2020

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Selective laster melting 17 -4 PH stainless steel and the effect of varied thermal treatments on fatigue behavior., Sean Daniel Dobson

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Geographic imaginaries of urban spatial segregation: a case study of the west end neighborhoods in Louisville, Kentucky., Amber Dock

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Radical renewal, the sisters of Loretto, Nouvelle Theologie, and the second vatican council., Carol Bolton Easterly

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Autism Spectrum Disorder: investigating predictive adaptive behavior skill deficits in young children., Emma L. Feige

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Teacher perceptions of collegial collaboration in an academy structure., Kristy Marie Field

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The many facets of trauma - high need index school principals' perspectives of trauma-informed care., Nicole Michelle Fields

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Epithelial responses to Porphyromonas gingivalis in the community context., Zackary Ray Fitzsimonds

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Trust in primary care providers: perspectives from deaf people., Greir Ander Huck Flynn

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We've got the 'hots' for changing teacher misconceptions of learning styles: a mixed-methods approach., Allison Paige Fowler

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Costs and benefits of HIPV-mediated eavesdropping under field conditions., Grace Ellin Freundlich

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A content analysis of Olivia Pope: how scandal reconfirms the negative stereotypes of black women., Chelsy LeAnn Golder

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Invocation., Shae Taylor Goodlett

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Development of in vitro models to study the rapid extraintestinal dissemination of salmonella., Adarsh Gopinath

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How nondiscrimination takes root: an examination of methods to implement statewide nondiscrimination legislation in Kentucky., Blake Nona Gould

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Marginal methods and software for clustered data with cluster- and group-size informativeness., Mary Elizabeth Gregg

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Hydration, shrinkage, cracking, and mechanical properties of cementitious materials with lignocellulosic biomass wastes., Aofei Guo

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N-Acetyltranserase 2 (NAT2) genotype polymorphism in cryopreserved human hepatocytes and Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells., Mariam Refaat Zaky Habil

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The sidewalk less traveled: evaluating change in community and police perception., Jennifer Lee Hall

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Connecting right-wing authoritarianism to environmental beliefs and behaviors: a pilot study., Rebecca Halpryn

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GridHub: a grid-based, high-density material handling system., Gang Hao

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Plasmodium impairs antibacterial innate immunity to systemic infections in part through hemozoin-bound bioactive molecules., Christopher Lynn Harding

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Language ability and concurrent predictors of pragmatic communication in children with williams syndrome or 7q11.23 duplication syndrome., Amanda G. Harmon

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A novel role for RASSF1A in the regulation of RAS activation., Desmond Ramón Harrell Stewart

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A king's royal scars., Xavier Mikal Harris

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Nonlinear control and observation of full-variable speed wind turbine systems., Nicholas Hawkins

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Predictors of binge drinking among military veterans: a general strain theory approach., Emily Ann Hayden

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Capacity building: a study of career academies and student career self-efficacy., Shawn Timothy Hinds Jr

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Evaluation of a jail reentry program., Bailey Elisabeth Holland

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The norms are more guidelines than actual rules: applying Isomorphism to disability accommodations in the catholic church., Jonathon Holland

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A GIS-based method for archival and visualization of microstructural data from drill core samples., Elliott Holmes

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Mathematical characterization of a microfluidic ultrasound driven transfection device., Chris J. Holton

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Examining corporate blameworthiness in relation to federal organizational sentencing for probation and corporate monitors., Emily M. Homer

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Student perceptions of personalized learning in a rural school district., Kathryn M. House

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The Nigerian-American immigration experience: overcoming adversity through resilence., K. Chinwe Idigo

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Impacts of environmental and hydrologic factors on urban stream water quality., Jason Patrik Ingram

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External homophobia and outness in gay men., Thomas Charles Isaak Jr

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Tobacco enhances bacterial-induced periodontal bone loss in mice., Mina Iskander

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Compassion or neoliberal governance: critiquing the discourse of compassionate Louisville., Ekramul Islam

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Gender-differential effects of perceived discrimination on lawyers' job satisfaction: a general strain theory approach., Caroline Isabelle Jalain

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Evaluating the effects of PCBs in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease & diabetes and the role of AhR in regulating the hepatic proteome and lipid metabolism., Jian Jin

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The cardiovascular effects of tobacco product-derived aldehydes: contribution of transient receptor potential ankyrin-1., Lexiao Jin

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White moves first: unearthing white privilege in the modern board game., Darrell A. Johnson

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Development of rationally designed live attenuated vaccines for Lassa fever and Venezuelan equine encephalitis., Dylan MacGregor Johnson

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Kindergarten readiness and grade 1 mathematics achievement., Faneshia McPherson Jones

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Hirschman's voice, exit, and loyalty framework in the context of charter schools and secession: a discourse analysis of Indiana newspaper editorial items, 1990 to 2014., GlyptusAnn Grider Jones

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Afrosonic noise: a transnational Black Feminist musicological study of global Black joy in Black North American rock music and Afro Argentinian music performance., Jerika M Jones

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In need of a hero? the creation and use of the legend of General George S. Patton, Jr., Nathan Curtis Jones

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Exploring black "saviors": a content analysis of black characters and racial discourses in Obama-era films., Eric A. Jordan

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Analyzing human resource competency development through the lens of adult learning theory: a qualitative case study on change management competency in a global U.S.-based firm., Angela K. Jorgensen

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Optimization and simulation models to improve access to organ transplantation in the United States., Fatemeh Karami

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Fostering African American female students’ sense of belonging: a digital storytelling participatory action research approach., Rajwinder Kaur

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Determination of selenite and selenate in wet flue gas desulfurization process water through IC-ICP-MS and HG-ICP-AES, Samuel Anthony Kelty

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Genes involved in nitrogen assimilation in Ustilago maydis., Sunita Khanal

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Photoelectrical and photoelectrochemical characterization of the materials used in dye-sensitized and perovskite solar cells., Pom Lal Kharel

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Anxiety and how to control it: the functional role of the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis., Lindsay K. Knight

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Volatile organic compound exposure and cardiometabolic syndrome risk in a nationally representative cohort., Stacey Lane Konkle

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Reactive and regulative temperament dimensions, emotion regulation, and concurrent internalizing and externalizing pathology among youth with ADHD., Kirsten D. Leaberry

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Promoting healthy aging: an investigation of the relationships among sport satisfaction, sport identity, and sport commitment in the well-being of older adults., Seonghun Lee

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Analyzing the effects of of seasonal land cover and precipitation on the sediment delivery ratio of an agriculture dominated watershed., Jonah Liebman

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Dual role of antimicrobial peptide cathelicidin in alcohol-associated liver disease., Fengyuan Li

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Predicting dental student's performance on national board dental examination (NBDE) part I: exploring demographic factors, dental admission test (DAT) factors, pre-program academic factors, and dental program academic performance., Wei-Shao Lin

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Sulforaphane protects against ethanol-induced apoptosis and teratogenesis through epigenetic modulation of anti-apoptotic genes., Yihong Li

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The sick ones., Christian Loriel Lucas

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Therapeutic rupture repair in treatment of military adolescents., Brent Anthony Luebcke

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Marriage and cohabitation in the United States: the effects of union type on relationship quality., Courtney M. Lush

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Tobacco product-derived aldehydes: effects on circulating angiogenic cells & implications for cardiovascular disease., Jordan B. Lynch

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Getting up: an ethnography of hip hop graffiti writers, their art, and perceptions of society's reactions., Theodore Malone

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Computational modeling of photolysis and catalysis reactions in vitamin b12-dependent enzymes., Abdullah Al Mamun

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Hearing loss: investigating the comfort, confidence, knowledge, and preparedness of Kentucky school-based speech-language pathologists., Amanda Matsumoto

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Role of plant volatile organic compounds (VOCS) in seed priming and plant-herbivore interactions., Abhinav Kumar Maurya

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Practicing Pan-Africanism: West Indians and governance in Kwame Nkrumah's Ghana., Nicholas C. McLeod

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Exosomes from embryonic stem cells as a prophylactic vaccine against lung cancer., Shuhan Meng

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Fatalism as a cultural influence on correlates of anxiety and worry in Latino/a adolescents., Judy Mier-Chairez

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The use of nanoparticles and electrospun fibers for intravaginal delivery to treat viral and bacterial infections and electrophysiological measurements of synthetic chloride channels., Farnaz Minooei

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The emerging oral pathogen, filifactor alocis, disrupts neutrophil functions to enhance survival and dysregulate inflammation., Irina Miralda Molina

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Fly-in visualization of tubular objects: theory and application in virtual colonoscopy., Mostafa Mohamed

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Influences of material extrusion additive manufacturing (MEAM) parameters and additives on polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) properties., Niknam Momenzadeh

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Structural characterization and selective drug targeting of higher-order DNA G-quadruplex systems., Robert Chandos Monsen

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Inventory management of the refrigerator's produce bins using classification algorithms and hand analysis., Sarah Virginia Morris

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Tumor-derived exosomes drive immunosuppressive macrophages in a pre-metastatic niche through NF-Kβ dependent glycolytic metabolic reprogramming., Samantha M. Morrissey

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Coparenting and school success: perspectives of fathers., Shannon M. Mount

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A forgotten shade of blue: support for the union and the constitutional republic in southeastern Kentucky during the civil war era., Howard Muncy

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Contemporary francophone west African social movements in the rise of neo pan-africanism: a case study of y en a marre in Senegal., Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba Ndiaye

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College was a slap in the face: examining the transition of Kentucky Appalachian students studying STEM at an urban institution., Heidi Neal

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The green house nursing home model: the GH elements and their impact on quality of care in nursing homes., Deborah Kaminka Niyongabo

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Susceptibility assessment of bank and floodplain erosion in stream restoration using a two-dimensional hydrodynamic., Fereshteh Noorbakhsh

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Determining the efficacy of additive manufacturing for the aerospace spare parts supply chain, Kyle O'Brien

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The ball is in your court: a phenomenological study examining college athletes with learning disabilities and/or ADHD on college campuses., Stephanie Thea O'Donnell

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Search for new physics using lepton flavor violating signatures in modern particle colliders., Atanu Pathak

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Modulation of inflammatory pathway by inflammatory inhibitor JSH-23 mitigates diabetic retinopathy., Rubens Petit Homme

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Modulation of host innate immune cells by Yersinia pestis to create a permissive environment for replication., Amanda Rose Pulsifer

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Electrochemically-modulated surface plasmon waves at a nano-scale for investigations and applications of redox assemblies., Aymen Hasan Qatamin

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On the straight and narrow: how cultural beliefs about sex/gender manifest in college biology learning environments., Katherine Ray Kng

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Computational behavioral analytics: estimating psychological traits in foreign languages., Kristopher Wayne Reese

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Convolution inequalities and applications to partial differential equations., Matthew Reynolds

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Tobacco-derived aldehydes: platelet activation, thrombosis, and the role of TRPA1., Andre Dwayne Richardson

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Inclusion of classified staff in the implementation of positive behavior Interventions and supports: a district case study., Devon M. Roberts

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The intersection of mindfulness and gratitude: examining the roles of gratitude and mindfulness practices within a 4-week mindfulness-based intervention on depressive symptoms in undergraduates., Allison Rodgers

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Converting threats into opportunities predicting medical error reporting behavior., Whitney Thomas Rogers

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Identification and structural characterization functional motifs in the Porphyromonas gingivalis MFA1 short fimbria., Mohammad K. Roky