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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All-optical switching in ferromagnetic superlattices., Faren Hoveyda Marashi

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Environmental factors, not plants, contribute to functional diversity of soil bacteria in the dunes of lake michigan., Andrea Stark Howes

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Deceptions., Travis Huff

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Unthink pink : master narratives and counterstories of breast cancer., Jessica C. Hume

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Media framing and public opinion of refugees: news coverage of Hungarian refugees, 1956-57., Cecelia M. Hunt

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Fantastical body narratives : cosplay, performance, and gender diversity., Tiffany M. Hutabarat-Nelson

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Factors associated with federal student loan default among borrowers in a statewide system of community and technical colleges., Brittany Inge

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"Given time..." for soprano and orchestra., Alex Isackson

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Identifying the signaling mechanisms of EGFR-mediated apoptosis., Nicole Marion Jackson

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Evaluating ligand assisted activation of small molecules through proton reduction and alcohol oxidation., Rahul Jain

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Engineering applications of organic surfactant modified bentonite in sorptive soil barriers., Sadra Javadi

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Student attitudes on social media and perception of instructor social media use., Abi Mathew John

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Effect of high cationic flocculant on anaerobic digestion of municipal wastewater., Prathap D. John

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Function of the enterobactin operon of A. actinomycetemcomitans in the presence of catecholmines and iron., Taylor Johnson

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Modeling effective work groups and teams : an assessment of the inclusion of social value orientation., Gary Daniel Jones

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A curriculum of civic responsibility : transitioning Black American students to college-level writing., Jamila M. Kareem

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Advances in tumor-targeted therapy using nanomedicine., Divya Karukonda

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Stretching adversely modulates locomotor capacity following spinal cord injury via activation of nociceptive afferents., Anastasia V. Keller

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Functional data analysis methods for predicting disease status., Sarah Kendrick

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Data driven discovery of materials properties., Fadoua Khmaissia

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Retellings : a collection of nonfiction essays., Jennifer Kiefer

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Extending difference of votes rules on three voting models., Sarah Schulz King

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Intraspecific differences in belowground associations and seedling root morphology for the biofuel crop, Panicum virgatum., Erin Renee Kinnetz

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Traces of the (un)familiar : family, identity, and the return of the repressed in the photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard., Hunter Martin Kissel

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Type IX secretion system : characterization of an effector protein and an insight into the role of c-terminal domain dimeration in outer membrane translocation., Lahari Koneru

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Controlled electrochemical synthesis of single one-dimensional metal nanochains across microgap electrodes., Amareshwari Konutham

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Spiritual transcendence as a sixth personality factor in Russia : cross-cultural generalizability and influence on psychosocial outcomes., Ksenia Kopeikin

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The art of silence., Lydia Anne Kowalski

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Mitochondrial Transcription Factor A's role in heart failure., George H. Kunkel

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UBQLN1 : a multi-domain protein with multiple functions., Zimple Kurlawala

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Withaferin a synergistically enhances the effects of paclitaxel against lung cancer., Al Hassan Kyakulaga

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Moral time and homicide investigations., David Stuart Lapsey Jr.

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Artificial olfactory system for multi-component analysis of gas mixtures., Alexander Aleksandrovich Larin

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Observation and estimation study for sensorless control of linear vapor compressors., Joseph Latham

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Novel processing approaches for thin film solar and related technologies., Brandon Lavery

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Urban governance reconsidered : assessing the roles of public-, private-, and third sector leaders in governing the modern city., Benjamin Colby Leamon

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Characterization of Porphyromonas gingivalis Mfa1 fimbriae., Jae Yong Lee

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Horizon cross : a parafictional history through photographs., Tom LeGoff

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This is just a phase : the impact of population structure on haplotype phasing and linkage disequilibrium measures at functional genetic sites., Roxanne Kaaren Leiter

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Custom software for the 3D printing of patient specific plate bending templates in pelvic fracture repair., Gordon B Lents

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Development of recyclable gold nanoparticles for routine benchtop catalysis in organic transformations., Shengzong Liang

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Some problems arising from mathematical model of ductal carcinoma in SITU., Heng Li

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The macro-modelling of steel fiber reinforced concrete/mortar flexural tensile behavior and mix optimization for flexural strength., Li Liu

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Estimation of the three key parameters and the lead time distribution in lung cancer screening., Ruiqi Liu

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Sample size calculations and normalization methods for RNA-seq data., Xiaohong Li

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Genesis : for orchestra., Zachary Dwight Lowery

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The military meets the university : mapping issues of literacy sponsorship across military and academic settings., Ashley Ludewig

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Residuated maps, the way-below relation, and contractions on probabilistic metric spaces., M. Ryan Luke

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Labor and happiness., Tyler Reid Madden

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Examining the effects of macrophage populations on cancerous tumor growth., Grace E. Mahlbacher

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Novel III-V alloys for unassisted water splitting., Alejandro Martinez-Garcia

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Evaluating work place wellness in greater Louisville's technology organizations : a case study., Andrew L. McCart

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From damsel in distress to active agent : female agency in children's and young adult fiction., Megan Sarah McDonough

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The feelings we harbor - the role of collage in arousing powerful emotions in an ESL classroom., Irina V. McGrath

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The knowledge economy : increasing human capital on the U.S. I-65 corridor., Brandon S. McReynolds

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American emergency : catastrophe and culture in the U.S.A., from the Civil War to Hurricane Katrina., Lynda Kristian Mercer

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James Franklin Bell : hard war in the Philippines., Daniel Michael

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Short stories., Karley Miller

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Investigation of influential factors on selecting an engineering major., Paige A. Miller

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Developing computer vision technology to automate pitch analysis in baseball., Mahdi Moalla

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Queue stability analysis in network coded wireless multicast., Nadieh Mohamadi-Moghadam

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Control of power electronic interfaces in distributed generation., Mohammad Mohebbi

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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