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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Exploring place as a producer of localized art styles and its role in a contemporary global art world., Alexis Doerr

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Novel mechanisms and biomarkers in alcohol-induced organ injury., Christine E. Dolin

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Experimental immunology and the potential for osteopathological reconstructions : pursuing an experimental foundation for the skeletal inflammatory index., Megan Elizabeth Duncanson

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"We've been here all along" : the standpoint and collective resilience of transgender U.S. service members., Jacob R. Eleazer

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Anthropogenic landscapes of Amazonia : a spatial analysis of landscape modification and settlement organization at Macurany, Brazil., M. Grace Ellis

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Inspiratory muscle recruitment during swallow and a comparison across airway behaviors., Allison V. English

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Development and characterization of a biopolymer direct-write process for 3D microvascular structures formation., Xiaoming Fan

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Segmentation and classification of lung nodules from Thoracic CT scans : methods based on dictionary learning and deep convolutional neural networks., Mohammad Mehdi Farhangi

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Vlogging truth to power : a qualitative study of resilience as practiced by transgender youtube content creators., Corey J. Feger

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Purification of Biomass Hydrolyzates for the Promotion of Xylose Diester Formation, Laura Fernandez

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Impartiality, social network effects and collective memory: three essays on trust in police., Matthew Robert Fischer

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Alterations in rhythmic licking behaviors following fibrosis in the rat mylohyoid muscle., Brittany Fletcher

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Emotion regulation is associated with peer victimization among children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder., Nicholas D. Fogleman

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Middle school outreach efforts to involve immigrant parents: what are the perceptions of school personnel and immigrant parents?, Marcella Denise Franklin-Williams

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Defects in fetal mouth movement and pharyngeal patterning underlie cleft palate caused by retinoid deficiency., Regina Friedl

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Police stress, depression, and substance use among police officers: a general strain perspective., Kyra Nicole Fritz

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A deep learning approach to detect diabetic retinopathy in fundus images., Winston R. Furtado

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User's ability to detect fake news in online environments., Aleeza N. Gardner

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"Model and patriarch" of southern settlements : neighborhood house in Louisville, Kentucky, 1896-1939., Kalie Ann Gipson

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Innovation and equity in public health research : testing arts-based methods for trauma-informed, culturally-responsive inquiry., Tasha Golden

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Connecting our community : collaboration and resource sharing among community gardens in Louisville, Kentucky., Emily Goldstein

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Brazilian rhythms on the drum set: stylizations of baiao, frevo and maracatu by drummers Airto Moreira, Nene and Marcio Bahia., Lucas Gomes Maia Tome Pimentel

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Simulation of a continuum tumor model using distributed computing., Dylan A Goodin

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Learning and laboring : student-workers’ networked experiences of literacy, agency, and mobility in the Neoliberal University., Layne Porta Gordon

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Behavioral and cognitive correlates of intolerance of uncertainty in children with and without anxiety disorders., Colette Marie Gramszlo

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Effects of a writing instructional package for students with moderate intellectual disability., Beth Newberry Gurney

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Trauma narratives in mental health interpreting : a qualitative study., Miranda Hale

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Evaluating the water quantity and quality performances of underground gravel filter basins., Jihad A. Hallany

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Liminal aesthetics : perspectives on harmony and timbre in the music of Olivier Messiaen, Tristan Murail, and Kaija Saariaho., Jackson Harmeyer

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Non-invasive detection and assessment of coronary stenosis from blood mean residence times., Javad Hashemi

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Stabilization of bimodal colloidal systems via nanoparticle haloing in microgravity., Luke Hawtrey

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Towards a theory of human mobility and wall-building: a comparative analysis of Hadrian's Wall and the Iron Curtain., Timothy Heine

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A new fantasy of crusade : Sarras in the vulgate cycle., Christopher Michael Herde

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Subversive sponsorship : organized literacy education and the long civil rights movement., Jaclyn Hilberg

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The captivity narratives of Cynthia Ann Parker : settler colonialism, collective memory, and cultural trauma., Treva Elaine Hodges

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Urban-ready, willing, and able? Collaborative induction experiences for new urban elementary educators., Sandra Lynn Hogue

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Oxygen deficient perovskites: effect of structure on electrical conductivity, magnetism and electrocatalytic activity., Ram Krishna Hona

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The actor’s rhythm, internal beat., Lashondra Cherell Hood

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The Q rule in Bacteriodetes and the identification and characterization of Porphyromonas gingivalis Glutaminyl Cyclase., John Andrew Houston

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Coordination of airway protective behaviors and swallow: effects of afferent feedback and sex., Alyssa D. Huff

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Speech articulation in children with Williams syndrome or 7q11.23 duplication syndrome., Myra Jean Fallon Huffman

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The effects of nicotine and cigarette smoking on cardiac electrophysiology., Affan B. Irfan

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A case study of teachers in an innovative professional collaborative and the evolution of their curricular conceptions, practices, and agency., Alysse Christine Jacobs

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Plasma-assisted liquid phase epitaxy of gallium nitride using molten gallium., Daniel Felipe Jaramillo-Cabanzo

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Marginal staining between pressed lithium disilicate ceramic crowns and direct restorative materials by various fluids : a microleakage study., Sarah Ann Jestel

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“Pissing in the wind”: racially discriminatory economic policies’ impact on today’s banking status, use of alternative financial services and health outcomes., Gaberiel Jones Jr

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Meta-engagement: an examination of employee engagement antecedant variable interactions and the impact on engagement outcomes., Joshua Branden Jordan

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An electrochemical instrument for the analysis of heavy metals in water via anodic stripping coulometry for applications in remote sensing., Kelsey Lynn Kaht

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Capture and Release Gels for Optimized Storage (CaRGOS), Theodore S. Kalbfleisch II

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Exploring the Indian opinion : interpretations of colonialism, anti-colonial activism, and Gandhi's influence in three African countries, 1950-1960., Alexander Ganesha Kaliannan

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Clustering of multiple instance data., Andrew D. Karem

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Feasibility study of intelligent LVAD control for optimal heart failure therapy., John A. Karlen III

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Treatment of electric utility wastewaters by sol-gel solidification and stabilization, Alex Kearns

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Modeling and counteracting exposure bias in recommender systems., Sami Khenissi

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Coming to terms with Gonzo journalism : an analysis in Russian formalism., Beau Kilpatrick

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Hybridity and political disorder : a mixed method approach to understanding the hybrid regime., Bryce Jamison Kleinsteuber

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A multi-plot assessment of vegetation structure using a micro-unmanned aerial system (UAS) in a semi-arid savanna environment., Nicholas E Kolarik

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Investigation of flexural behavior of steel fiber reinforced concrete and steel fiber orientation control during construction, Maria Kolisnichenko

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Experimental investigation of the manufacture of tunable graphene oxide filter membranes using intense pulse light, Joshua H Kotter

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Hemoglobin A1C levels and sport participation in children with type 1 diabetes., Amy Kozerski

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Remaking identities, reworking graduate study : stories from first-generation-to-college rhetoric and composition PhD students on navigating the doctorate., Ashanka Kumari

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Novel Bayesian methodology in multivariate problems., Debamita Kundu

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Marriage among U.S. international students : meanings and aspirations., Assel Kuzembayeva

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Therapeutic potential of withaferin A against non-small cell lung cancer., Al Hassan Kyakulaga

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Evaluation of a learning community program for developmental reading students at a two-year college., Tonya Scott Lanphier

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An evaluation of student perceptions of learning environments across fully on-line versus blended course delivery formats., Pamela Bates Larkin

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Characterizing majority rule on various discrete models of consensus., Trevor Leach

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A study on radiative pion capture as a source of background in the search for muon to electron conversion at the Mu2e experiment., Joseph Leibson

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Representation and restraint : cross-national analysis of fractionalization and state-building., David Lian

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Education abroad participation: predicting participation through high school academic record and intent to be involved in college as reported in the freshman survey (TFS) and in the college senior survey (CSS)., Elizabeth Karen Liebschutz-Roettger

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Cognitive satellite communications and representation learning for streaming and complex graphs., Wenqi Liu

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Determining the effect of an educational intervention on medical support personnel's knowledge to administer a standardized developmental screening tool., Leslie Chiaventone Lopez

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A two-stage approach to ridesharing assignment and auction in a crowdsourcing collaborative transportation platform., Peiyu Luo

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Development of BAR-peptide nanoparticles and electrospun fibers for the prevention and treatment of oral biofilms., Mohamed Yehia Mahmoud

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Queering black greek-lettered fraternities, masculinity and manhood : a queer of color critique of institutionality in higher education., Antron Demel Mahoney

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Brokering words and work: complexities of literacy sponsorship in the oilfields of south Texas., Jennifer L. Marciniak

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Denkyem (Crocodile): Identity development and negotiation among Ghanaian-American millennials., Jakia Marie

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Progressive city in the progressive era : child welfare reform in Louisville Kentucky., Mary K. Marlatt

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Triple-junction Solar Cells : in parallel., Levi C Mays

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Curating an American immigrant identity : German and Latin American heritage weekends as placemaking in Louisville, Kentucky, 1974-1980., Sarah Elizabeth McCoy

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Developmental changes in reasoning about cross-classified individuals., Catherine H. McDermott

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Handgun carrying patterns and suicide risk among youth., Teresa Jane McGeeney

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Different and the same: a comparison of vertical and lateral transfer students., Joshua Harris McKee

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Interpretive phenomenological analysis of the interplay of factors affecting burnout in academic medical faculty., Tara McKinley

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Perceptions of restorative practices among black girls: talking circles in an urban alternative middle school., Vanessa Marie McPhail

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Preference for odor-taste mixtures is dependent on previous experience., Kelsey Allison McQueen

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Automatic signal and image-based assessments of spinal cord injury and treatments., Samineh Mesbah

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Investigation of phosphoserine aminotransferase 1(PSAT1) in breast cancer progression., Stephanie Metcalf

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Help-seeking for cognitive impairment by the patient : the role of self-compassion., Allison J. Midden

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Improving flow-induced hemolysis prediction models., Mohammad Mohaghegh Faghih

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Non-viral transfection efficiencies for the advancement of CAR-T therapy., Emily M Murphy

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Uncovering the stories behind the numbers : a case study of maternal death surveillance and response in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo., Baraka Muvuka

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Nanowire based adsorbents/catalysts for CO2 capture and utilization., Apolo Nambo

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Mapping rural literacy sponsorship networks : literacy infrastructures and perceptions in Abbyville., Amy McCleese Nichols

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The identification of long non-coding RNA ZFAS1 through an exploratory RNA-sequencing analysis and its association with epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition in colon cancer adenocarcinoma., Stephen J. O'Brien

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Creating a college-going culture : accountability models and measuring institutional rigor in secondary schools., Roland O'Daniel

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Schumpeter revisited : faster better cheaper as grounds for entrepreneurial success and a path to an IPO., Charles Raymond Olsavsky

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Reading the readers : analyses of Shakespearean and Cervantine characters as (dys)functional readers., Erin Shannon O'Reilly

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Reaching zero waste: determining the student perspective on campus food waste., Cassie Anne Parkins

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All season heat pipe system., Adrienne Marie Parsons