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 2019

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Characterizing the roles of neutral ceramidase in cisplatin-induced kidney injury., Sophia M. Sears

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Fatal attraction : intimate partner violence among black LGBTQ relationships., Amberli A. Seay

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Electrochemical determination of surface area-to-volume ratio for metal nanoparticle analysis., Jay Narayan Sharma

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The self-efficacy of biological mothers and foster mothers caring for infants prenatally exposed to drugs or treated for NAS : examination of potentially influencing factors., Megan Kathleen Sherehiy

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Predicting residency match outcomes for fourth-year medical students., Jacob Shreffler

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Plant protein prenylation in environmental responses and protein production., Parul Singh

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Affirmatively furthering fair housing at the local level : a critical discourse analysis of practices in Louisville, Kentucky., Steven P. Sizemore

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Aisle design for order picking operations with unit-load replenishment., Dominic Ian Sleigh

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Opioid and stimulant use among a sample of corrections-involved drug users : seeking an understanding of high-risk drug decisions within a system of constraint., Kirsten Elin Smith

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The role of social supports on the financial toxicity of Cancer., Lisa C. Smith

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Kentucky's superintendent induction program : participants' perceptions of competency and longevity., Robert L. Smith

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Relationship among school counselors' perceptions of poverty, color-blind racial attitudes, and multicultural counseling competencies : a formula for change makers., Shaun M. Sowell

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Campus recreation inclusion for people with disabilities: a qualitative investigation of current inclusive practices., Tyler C. Spencer

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Designing and sample size calculation in presence of heterogeneity in biological studies involving high-throughput data., Sudhir Srivastava

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The effect of spinal cord injury on sexual function., Casey J. Steadman

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It's a mad world after all: the influence of stoic thought in Goya's Los Caprichos., Jennifer Anne Steward

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Under construction : acting, creativity, collaboration, and SITI company., Carol Stewart

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All the better to see you with., Monica Stewart

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Characterization of the impact of prenatal cigarette smoke exposure on age- and sex-specific SIRT1-mediated hepatic molecular phenotype in C57BL/6 mice., Kendall S. Stocke

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Polydrug use among people who use opioids, national survey on drug use and health 2002 to 2017., Diana Kuo Stojda

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Studying and handling iterated algorithmic biases in human and machine learning interaction., Wenlong Sun

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An evaluation of the supply and demand of radiation oncology medical physicists in the United States., Christine Marie Swanson

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Trace., KCJ Szwedzinski

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This to which we've come., Holly Tabor

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Laser spectroscopy investigations on molecular and free radicals dynamics., Hamzeh Telfah

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"Gentlemen with brains" : the use of historical figures in the development of the character of Hortensio in an adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew., Terry Tocantins

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Evaluation of the health and exposure histories of a community surrounded by industry and industrial waste : a mixed methods approach., Lindsay Koloff Tompkins

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Electrospun fibers and nanoparticles for the prevention of sexually transmitted infections., Kevin Michael Tyo

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Character arcs: mapping creative writers' trajectories into the composition classroom., Jon Udelson

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Functional opponency in working memory capacity predicts cognitive flexibility in problem solving., Charles A. Van Stockum Jr.

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Predictors of empirically-supported interventions following structured functional assessment., Alton Nathaniel Verbist

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Exploring the role of PTN1 in ustilago maydis., Lalu Murali Krishna Vijayakrishna Pillai

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Disordered eating, depression, and cognitive vulnerabilities in college women., Kelsea Visalli

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Synthesis, characterization, and evaluation of metal complexes with cancer selective anti-proliferative effects and hydrogen evolution catalytic properties., Nicholas Vishnosky

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mabalêl., Johannes Visser

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The manipulation of host transcription by the ANKH effector of legionella., Juanita E. Von Dwingelo

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Comparative spending of medicaid dollars on child participants of Kentucky’s sobriety treatment and recovery teams program versus a matched comparison group., Matthew Thomas Walton

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Digital political information consumption and ambivalent political attitudes., Dane Ryan Warner

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Charting a course through confusion: mapping pathological cranial lesions in an Archaic population from Kentucky., Austin Warren

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Vile transgressor of the womb : prosecution and persecution for concealment in Puritan Massachusetts., Jennifer White

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Paraoxonase 2 is critical for non-small cell lung carcinoma proliferation., Aaron Whitt

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Eyes in the field, a seat at the table, a voice at the ranch : a study on optimal farm labor conditions., Christine Wiggins-Romesburg

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A contemporary trend analysis of Kentucky State Police vehicular pursuit-related collisions and injuries., Frederick A. Williams Jr.

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The Division I men's basketball transfer redshirt requirement : hurting or helping black student-athletes?, Sarah B. Williams

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“I have prayed and prayed: I have labored and labored”: ethnic catholicism in Daviess country Kentucky, 1850-1900., Edward A. Wilson III

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Leonora Carrington : A Bestiary., Stephanie Wise

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Probability of conception after fertility counseling and the association of sexually transmitted infections with pregnancy in the Loussi study., Lindsey Adelle Wood

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Exploring normalization of deviance and examining factors that predict culture of safety in the operating room., M. Imelda Wright

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The emergent matter of archives : a rhetorical investigation of the queer formation of the Williams-Nichols archive., Richard Wysocki

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Statistical methods for estimating and testing treatment effect for multiple treatment groups in observational studies., Xiaofang Yan

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Simulation and optimization of a multi-agent system on physical internet enabled interconnected urban logistics., Long Zheng

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Discourses in practice : a qualitative case study of an elementary ESL teacher and her four Congolese students., Emily Lynn Zuccaro

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Igniting the imagination : tenaciously building a character., Lois Abdelmalek

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A transfer learning approach for sentiment classification., Omar Abdelwahab

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Automatic IQ estimation using stylometry methods., Polina Shafran Abramov

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"Why am I in school?": a mixed methods investigation into stopping out of college., Kathryn Gardner Adamchik

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Sum frequency generation spectroscopy of simulated protein secondary structures., Andrew J. Adams

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The effects of habitat and connectivity on tropical ant ecology and behavior., Benjamin Jacob Adams

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The history and signification of the Navicella Mosaic at St. Peter's Basilica, Rome., Eston Dillon Adams

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Effect of porcelain thickness and translucency on the final shade of IPS e.max CAD overlaying a dark substrate., Peter F. Alena

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Educational, financial, and social needs of families of children with multiple disabilities in Saudi Arabia., Mohammed Abdulrahman Alkohaiz

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An assessment of the disaster preparedness knowledge of emergency medical services providers in Hajj of 2016., Ahmed Meaiwedh Al-Otaibi

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Breathing instruction of successful high school marching band directors., Michael A. Alsop

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Cross-validation of the body compassion scale in a sample of women in perimenopause., Jennifer K. Altman

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Conciencia bilingüe : the multilingual and academic writing practices of undocumented immigrant activists., Sara del Pilar Alvarez

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Microstructure and mechanical properties of selective laser melted superalloy inconel 625., Md Ashabul Anam

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Conquerors or cowards: the role of the Kentucky mounted militia in the Indian wars from 1768 to 1841., Joel Anderson

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Addition of exothermic reaction scale-up lab to unit operations curriculum., Lisa A Anderson

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Children's play, early literacy, and educational (in)equities., Jane E. Andris

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Coagulation Factor XIIIA: biochemical properties underlying physiological function., Boris Anokhin

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T socio-ecology of managed honeybees (apis mellifera) in the Louisville Metro area., Haileigh M. Arnold

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Assessing the relationship between talker normalization and spectral contrast effects in speech perception., Ashley Atri Assgari

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Optimizing high-speed exercise performance : effect of load., Ling Bai

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Optimization of PLGA and PLGA-dasatinib particles through a Taguchi design approach, Rayeanne N Balgemann

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Public policy and strategies to support institutional and technological innovations in the new water economy: the example of innovation technology clusters in developing and diffusing water technologies., Craig Francis Barham

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Design and development of a multifunctional surgical device for ground and space-based surgical applications., Brooke Elaine Barrow

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Understanding the relationship between anti-transgender bias, non-affirmation, and post-traumatic stress: a model of internalized transphobia-mediated post-traumatic stress., Sebastian Mitchell Barr

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Materials design with polylactic acid-polyethylene glycol blends using 3D printing and for medical applications., Jeremiah R. Bauer

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The spectral atom : cohesion of spectral particles in the music of Alvin Lucier., Timothy Carl Bausch

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Nutritional virulence of Legionella pneumophila., Ashley M. Best

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Combination oral immunotherapy with IL-10 and IL-12 effectively treats colon tumors via synergistic effects on IL-17 producing T cells and colon epithelial barrier integrity., Neal Bhutiani

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Biophysical exploration of conformational environments in zymogen prothrombin and blood coagulant thrombin., Ramya Billur

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An examination of individual teacher engagement and school climate characteristics that influence highly effective veteran teachers to remain teaching in low-performing schools., Terrie Elizabeth Blackman

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Temperature effects on helium filled soap bubble particle tracking velocimetry., Michael C. Blum

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Unfolded protein response pathways in skeletal muscle homeostasis., Kyle R. Bohnert

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Political activism and resistance in Irish America : the clan na gael 1912-1916., Sara Bethany Bornemann

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Institutional processes to determine community engagement impact : a collective case study., Amanda Marie Bowers

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The population ecology and behavior of the cave salamander, Eurycea lucifuga (Rafinesque, 1822)., Joseph Gavin Bradley

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The emperor's new clothes: how the new atheists are reminding the humanities of their place and purpose in society., David Ira Buckner

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Reactive lamination of perovskite solar cells., Lyndie Burns

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Tooling for injection molding using laser-powder bed fusion., Mohith Ram Buxani

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Deciphering the role of human arylamine N-acetyltransferase 1 (NAT1) in breast cancer cell metabolism using a systems biology approach., Samantha Marie Carlisle

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The mosaics of Ciudad Universitaria : Mexican muralism at the crossroads., Annemarie Elizabeth Carney

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Frederic Lindley Morgan : gentleman architect and reluctant modernist., Lisa Grace Carpenter

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Uncertain certainties: an analysis of the American response to the 2014-2016 West African Ebola epidemic., Kelly Carty

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Development of a capacitive photocurrent scanning microscope with carrier depletion super-resolution., Austin Levi Carver

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Examining the temporal directionality between teaching behavior and affect in high school students., Bridget Cauley

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Tumor-targeted double emulsions for ultrasound-triggered delivery of molecular therapeutics., Connor S Centner

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End-to-end learning framework for circular RNA classification from other long non-coding RNAs using multi-modal deep learning., Mohamed Chaabane

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Segmentation, tracking, and kinematics of lung parenchyma and lung tumors from 4D CT with application to radiation treatment planning., Jungwon Cha