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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Peer verbal sexual harassment in early adolescence: a feminist and sexual scripts theoretical approach., Shawn M. Rolfe

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Addition of Fermentation Experiment to Unit Operations Laboratory, Jeremy T. Rone

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Good grief: an analysis of the character development of Tonya in August Wilson’s King Hedley II through the lens of “the five stages of grief”., Kala Ross

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Mathematical models and analysis for demand side management in residential electricity distribution networks., Arnab Roy

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American nocturne., Zahid Saeed

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Water cluster motifs in structurally similar N-(2-Aminoethyl)-1-Methylimidazole-2-Carboxamide metal complexes: synthesis, characterization, thermal and electrical properties., Nina Saraei

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Making modality: transmodal composing in a digital media studio., Chris Scheidler

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Incarceration experiences of older African American adults living with HIV - a constructivist grounded theory study., Verena Schmidt

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The influence of self-forgiveness on relationship satisfaction post-infidelity., Dominic Schmuck

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An investigation of the effect of contour process parameters on the surface roughness and dimensionality of overhanging features in 17-4 stainless steel., Katherine Schneidau

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Impact of magnetocaloric material properties on performance of a magnetocaloric heat pump., Michael G. Schroeder

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Undergraduate students use moral reasoning and belief in genetic determinism in response to a CRISPR/Cas9 socioscientific Issue., Katie M. Seiter

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Novel Bayesian methodology for the analysis of single-cell RNA sequencing data., Michael Sekula

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The role of inter-enlargement propriospinal neurons in locomotion following spinal cord injury., Courtney Therese Shepard

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Transient display of chimeric proteins on biological surfaces as an effective strategy for modulations of innate and adaptive immune responses., Pradeep Shrestha

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Experimental and numerical study of process parameters effects towards part quality and porosity during powder bed additive manufacturing processes., Subin Shrestha

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Functional nanomaterials by combining aminooxy chemistry and iodine activation at momolayer protected clusters., Tirtha Raj Sibakoti

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Linear methods for regression with small sample sizes relative to the number of variables., Rajesh Sikder

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Assaults on law enforcement officers: a spatial and theoretical analysis through social disorganization., Brian Keith Simpkins

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Materials-processing relationships for metal fused filament fabrication of Ti-6Al-4V alloy., Paramjot Singh

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Depressive symptoms and survival among lung cancer patients: biomarkers and potential benefits of an iPod- and mindfulness-based intervention., Chelsea J. Siwik

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(Pseudo)phase tuning in the service of synthesis: technologies for sustainable catalysis., Justin Douglas Smith

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Food insecuity in historically disenfranchised parts of Jefferson county, KY., Kaitlyn Smith

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Mechanisms of chromate-induced suppression of RAD51: a one environmental health approach., Rachel M. Speer

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A phenomenological study of kindergarten teachers' perceptions of their students in the age of kindergarten readiness., Adam Nelson Stephens

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Tissue-resident myeloid-derived suppressor cells modulate immune homeostasis in healthy adipose., Katlin Brooke Stivers

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Electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide for the production of green fuels and chemicals., Jacob M. Strain

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Modified-half-normal distribution and different methods to estimate average treatment effect., Jingchao Sun

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Exploring Information for Quantum Machine Learning Models, Michael Telahun

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Development of a Pediatric cardiac assist Maglev pump for use with a universal driver system., Landon Heath Tompkins

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Application of machine learning technologies for detection of proximal lesions in intraoral digital images: in vitro study., Rohit Vadlamani

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A comprehensive study of the short-term variability of the migrating diurnal tide in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere., Lokupatabendige Ashan Shivantha Vitharana

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Hotel De Vagabundos: reviewing African American theatre journey., Manuel Francisco Viveros

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Oral health-related quality of life in US adults with type 2 diabetes., Giang Truong Vu

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Soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibition: a novel therapeutic strategy in alcoholic liver disease., Jeffrey Barr Warner

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The development of a culturally-informed cervical cancer screening and prevention mhealth intervention for African American women., Ariel Washington

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The long journey down market street: an oral history based biography of Mary Craik., Denise Vulhop Watkins

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LabVIEW Improvements and Equipment Redesign of Unit Operations Distillation Column, Madalyn S Wead

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The corporate venture dyad: a study of the impact of cultural distance on venture performance., Tommie R. Welcher

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Black middle-class neighborhoods in Louisville through multiple lenses., Jamar M. Wheeler

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Social media and fear: social media as a catalyst for political fear in the United States., Shane R. White

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Modeling and analysis for unit cell size, material anisotropy and material imperfection effects of cellular structures fabricated by powder bed fusion additive manufacturing., Yan Wu

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Changing faces, changing places: understanding immigration, housing market and native out-migration in established and new destinations in the United States., Anqi Xu

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Characterization of adiposity and inflammation genetic pleiotropy underlying cardiovascular risk factors in Hispanics., Mohammad Yaser (Anwar)

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Regression and progression: portrayals of midnighter and apollo wildstrom and dc comics., Adam J. Yeich

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The effects of whole life, low dose cadmium exposure on high fat diet-induced nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and the role of zinc., Jamie Lynn Young

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Imparting 3D representations to artificial intelligence for a full assessment of pressure injuries., Sofia Zahia

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Evaluation of tracing techniques in the rat spinal cord using a custom MATLAB application., Rachel M. Zalla

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Positive parenting as a moderator for reducing depression in inner-city children exposed to contextual risk factors? A longitudinal multilevel analysis of a family-based intervention program., Donghang Zhang

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Joint location and inventory models and algorithms for deployment of hybrid electric vehicle charging stations., Jie Zhang

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Microrobots for wafer scale microfactory: design fabrication integration and control., Ruoshi Zhang

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The role of Slc7a11 in controlling extracellular and intracellular redox environments of lung fibroblasts - potential targets for intervention in aging and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis., Yuxuan Zheng

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Plasma oxidation of liquid precursors for complex metal oxides., Babajide Patrick Ajayi

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A distinct pattern of sterile inflammation induced by zinc oxide nanowires., Ruqaih Salem Alghsham

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Use of anodic stripping voltammetry to study the size-selective electrophoretic deposition and aggregation-dependent oxidation of metal nanoparticles., Stacy L. Allen

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2D materials based heterostructures : a lithography free method., Adel Alruqi

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An explainable recommender system based on semantically-aware matrix factorization., Mohammed Sanad Alshammari

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Religious coping measurement in the context of long-term care., Nathaniel David Andrew

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Pedagogies of possibility : a study reconceptualizing the teacher's role in a reggio-inspired urban preschool classroom., Christina Louise Angleton

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Receptive fields optimization in deep learning for enhanced interpretability, diversity, and resource efficiency., Babajide Odunitan Ayinde

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Send nudes : art on social anxiety and human connection in an internet driven society., Lauren A Bader

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Characterization of a more clinically relevant human leukemia xenograft model to examine perturbation of MET/SAM metabolism as a novel therapeutic paradigm for MLL-R leukemia in vivo., Aditya Barve

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Do LGBTQ-identified, postsecondary writing instructors come out in their classrooms?, Michael Baumann

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Exploratory learning activities in the physics classroom: contrasting cases versus a rich dataset., Campbell Rightmyer Bego

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School entry age and school readiness., Robin Berry

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Urban (un)planning and social vulnerability in the context of rapid urbanization and data constraints: a quantitative study of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania., Sheliza Bhanjee

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Understanding worry and mindfulness through psycholinguistics., Elena Maria Clara Geronimi Bortoleto

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Clustering heterogeneous autism spectrum disorder data., Mariem Boujelbene

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The tournament and chivalry as represented by Chrétien de Troyes, Marie de France, and Geoffrey Chaucer., Hailey Michelle Brangers

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The relationship between employee engagement and work performance for individuals working in active asset management: examining the moderate effect of age, gender, and job function., Elizabeth Aubrey Brenner

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(un)bound : disrupting notions., Reid Broadstreet

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Fluid flow analysis of diluted evaporating American whiskey droplets., Martin J. Brown VI

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Teacher perception of administrative support for the implementation of a teacher evaluation system., Natalie Redman Brown

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"A trained and trustful soul" : life and literature of a black Louisville artist in minstrel America., Emma Christine Bryan

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Thinging : powerful objects., Tammy M. Burke

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Maximizing space utilization in unit-load warehouses., Luis Felipe Cardona Olarte

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A study of big field multivariate cryptography., Ryann Cartor

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Addressing the problem of sterile drug injecting supply acquisition for people who inject drugs., Barbra Ann Cave

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Numerical investigation of coalescence-induced self-propelled behavior of droplets on non-wetting surfaces and wedged surfaces., Yan Chen

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Optical direct detection of thermal vibrations of ultralow stiffness micro-nano structures., Sri Sukanta Chowdhury

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Algebraic properties of neural codes., Katie C. Christensen

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Amalgam., Tim Clay

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The genesis and development of deathscapes in America -- a story of how Chicago and Louisville cemeteries demonstrate the shifting rationale of cemetery placement during the 19th and 20th centuries., Thomas D. Cleven

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Worker-owned cooperatives as urban economic development., Nick Conder

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Student perceptions and persistence : taking a person-centered approach to understand undergraduate engineering retention., Brittany Flanery Crawford

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Innovate within product lines or outside of them? An ethnographic study of corporate innovation in a corporate venture makerspace., Cole Joseph Crider

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A kinetic and thermodynamic model of ethylene dichloride pyrolysis., Travis J Czechorski

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An explainable sequence-based deep learning predictor with applications to song recommendation and text classification., Khalil Damak

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Vital data : writing and circulating data in non-profits., Patrick Danner

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Adaptive physical human-robot interaction (PHRI) with a robotic nursing assistant., Sumit Kumar Das

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The shape study : the survey of health and the perceived environment study., Colette Patrice Davis

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Wounds and writing : building trauma-informed approaches to writing pedagogy., Michelle L. Day

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Development of a lectin-Fc fusion protein with antiviral and anti-cancer activity., Matthew William Dent

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Hardware implementation of boost power factor correction converter., Shruti Motilal Deore

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Understanding object motion encoding in the mammalian retina., Victor Julian DePiero

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A study on ultrasonic energy assisted metal processing : its correeltion with microstructure and properties, and its application to additive manufacturing., Anagh Deshpande

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Lithium molybdate-sulfur battery., Ruchira Ravinath Dharmasena

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Balancing exploration, exploitation, and efficiency : a framework of entrepreneurial learning., Shaun Paul Digan

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Disentangling the negativity bias: 7-9-month-old crawling and non-crawling infants' responses to fearful and angry expressions., Katherine C. Dixon

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Changing internal identity through physical crafting in performance., Lauren Elizabeth Dobbs