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 2018

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Cholesterol metabolism and statin effects on an FH class II LDL-receptor mutation., Linda Omer

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An examination of the linkages between climate, engagement, and wellbeing in higher education., Ebo Kobena Atomo Osam

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Wnt/β-Catenin mediated cancer stem cell activation in hepatocellular carcinoma., Harshulkumar M. Pandit

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Enhancing performance of ionic liquid property prediction with molecular dynamics., Trisha H. Patel

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Divergent evolution of di-lysine ER retention vs. farnesylation motif-mediated anchoring of the ankb virulence effector., John David Perpich

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Long-term dental outcomes of the professional education preparation program., Samuel D. Petersen

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Is macrolide and beta-lactam combination therapy associated with early clinical stability or 30 day mortality in hospitalized patients with pneumonia? An assessment of confounding by indication., Evangeline Pierce

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Jazz bass method books versus actual performance : the case study of Charlie Haden., Hamilton Pinheiro

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Intraoral imaging at insertion of implant supported restorations at an academic institution : conformity to established guidelines., J. Alec Power

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Synthesis and characterization of targeted bar encapsulated polylactic-co-glycolic acid nanoparticles to inhibit porphyromonas gingivalis biofilm formation., Ranjith Radha Krishnan

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Furthering understanding of forensic units: a detailed examination of Knoxville police department's crime scene unit., Cassandra Christina Rausch

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Macro-level predictors of assaults against police in Kentucky., Virginia Paulette Redman

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Landmine detection using semi-supervised learning., Graham Reid

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Soil ecology of the exotic dune grass Leymus arenarius., Matthew L. Reid

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Social determinants of health and a grounded mixed-methods approach to explain declining life expectancy in Eastern Kentucky : 1980 – 2014., William Renda

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Is the sum greater than the parts? A qualitative case study of cross-functional team creativity., Tracy J. Richardson

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Race in predominately white schools : implications for school counselors., Katelyn Marie Gosnell Richey

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Role of TrkB-signaling in taste development and function., Jennifer Rios-Pilier

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Grid-connected photovoltaic systems based on nonlinear control., Pablo R. Rivera

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Does rumination mediate the relationship between everyday discrimination and blood pressure?, Sarah J. Roane

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Will-power through physical connectivity., Mia Donata Rocchio

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Student perception of the effects of out of school suspension on academic motivation., Dawn Boone Roseberry

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Therapeutic potential of a plant-made cholera toxin b subunit variant for the treatment of ulcerative colitis., Joshua Mark Royal

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Epidermal growth factor-like ligands regulate dimer selection., Jamie S. Rush

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Region based gene expression via reanalysis of publicly available microarray data sets., Ernur Saka

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Art theft, art vandalism, and guardianship in U.S. art institutions., Katharine L. Salomon

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The far green country., Lincoln A. Sandham

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An examination of PBIS implementation fidelity and student outcomes in an urban school district., C. Angelique Scherer

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A qualitative case study examination of athlete ally using social movement theory., Samuel H. Schmidt

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Characterization of type II toxin anti-toxin systems in Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans., Blair W. Schneider

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The regional distribution and molecular interactions of phospholipids and glucose in mammalian vitreous humors., Abigail Nicole Schnepf

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Common ground, diverging paths: eighteenth-century English and French landscape painting., Jessica Robins Schumacher

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Feeding behaviors and the child with posterior tongue-tie : comparison to norms., McKenzie Sexton

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A clinically relevant mouse model of cisplatin-induced kidney injury., Cierra Nichole Sharp

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Gestures of creative recovery for the egocentric actor through performance in Wertenbaker's our country's good., Ross Joel Shenker

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Dixie tornadoes : a spatial analysis of tornado risk in the U.S. south., Joshua L. Sherretz

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Investigating the impact of NRMT1 cancer mutants on catalytic specificity and the DNA damage response., Kaitlyn Marie Shields

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Implementation of emergency preparedness in long term care and Rogers' diffusion of innovation theory., Elizabeth M. Shiels

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The effects of polychlorinated biphenyls exposure on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease : role of aryl hydrocarbon receptor., Hongxue Shi

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Effect of grape components on periodontal disease., Juili Subodh Shivde

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Exploration of radiation damage mechanism in mems devices., Pranoy Deb Shuvra

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Transcending the panels: varieties of experience and selfhood in comics., Will D. Simpson

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PLGA-modified nanoparticles for the treatment of hypo-vascularized HPV-related cervical cancers., Lee B. Sims

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Cannabidiol alters the immune response to Porphyromonas gingivalis in mice., Shilpa Singh

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Gender and leadership in animal sheltering organizations., Jennifer Blevins Sinski

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Killing Martin county : resiliency in a central Appalachian community., David Adam Sizemore

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Rotary pump speed modulation to produce pulsatile flow and ventricular volume unloading., Connor Joseph Smith

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Screening older adults for depression : the relationship among clinical discipline training, barriers, attitudes, norms, and perceived behavioral control., Ronald W. Smith

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The role of hardiness in the relation between perceived daily discrimination and depressive symptoms in community college students., Rosamond J. Smith

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Organization and development of cholinergic input to the mouse visual thalamus., Guela Sokhadze

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Counter narratives: a phenomenological study of high achieving African American male high school students., De'Nay Lanise Speaks

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Longitudinal tracking of physiological state with electromyographic signals., Robert Warren Stallard

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African American grandmothers as the black matriarch : you don't live for yourself., Tanisha Nicole Stanford

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Student voices: African American high school seniors' perception of culturally responsive teaching., Whitney M. Stewart

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Canonical nuclear factor-κB signaling in satellite stem cell homeostasis and function., Alex R. Straughn

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Development of blended polymeric fibers to alter the release of peptide targeting Porphyromonas gingivalis., Sonali Suresh Sapare

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Information theoretic thresholding techniques based on particle swarm optimization., Surina Surina

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Microaggressions in LGB individuals: the protective role of positive LGB identity., Ghazel Tellawi

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"We're asking you to show up" : accountability as rhetorical practice for queer, feminist, and racial justice allyship., Laura Tetreault

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Transgender and racial identities negotiation processes of transgender Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islanders : a transcendental phenomenological examination., Jayden Thai

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Exercise preconditioning and TFAM overexpression diminish skeletal muscle atrophy., Nicholas Todd Theilen

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Particulate hexavalent chromium does not induce centrosome amplification in sperm whale and bowhead whale cells., Jennifer Haruka Toyoda

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Machine learning for omics data analysis., Ameni Trabelsi

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Robust fuzzy clustering for multiple instance regression., Mohamed Trabelsi

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Bayesian analytical approaches for metabolomics : a novel method for molecular structure-informed metabolite interaction modeling, a novel diagnostic model for differentiating myocardial infarction type, and approaches for compound identification given mass spectrometry data., Patrick J. Trainor

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Navigating mental health care access in Louisville : an ethnography of local resources and care assemblages., Laura Drabelle Valentine

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Characterizing the virulence factor YapE in Yersinia pestis., Tiva Templeton VanCleave

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The effects of a physical activity program called "minds-in-motion-the maze" on balance and motor skills in middle school aged students., Liliana Vargas

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Developments in multivariate post quantum cryptography., Jeremy Robert Vates

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Functional consequence of PSAT1 association on PKM2's inherent enzymatic activity., Alexis Avidan Vega

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A novel design for a silicon and cadmium telluride tandem solar cell., Jacob A Vittitow

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First semester academic functioning of college students : the role of stressful and traumatic life events., Ashlee J. Warnecke

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The involvement of epithelial cells in arenavirus-induced pathogenesis., Nikole Leslie Margaret Warner

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A case study of teacher and principal perceptions of a school-wide positive behavior intervention and supports framework in an urban elementary school., Cassaundra Lynn Watkins

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Exploring the knowledge of algebra for teaching., Jonathan David Watkins

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A 3D numerical analysis of the railway to compare the performance of the granular and asphalt trackbeds., Thammapot Wattanapanalai

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Challenges in flexible microsystem manufacturing : fabrication, robotic assembly, control, and packaging., Danming Wei

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An examination of box office relationship quality and relationship selling in Division I college athletics., James F. Weiner

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Assessing the affects of treatment services, financial assistance, race/ethnicity, and income on the criminal justice outcomes of women on probation., Jordan Wilfong

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The measurement of the adhesion of glaze ice., Andrew Hardesty Work Jr.

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A model to study the effects of whole life chronic exposure to arsenic or cadmium on the development of adult metabolic syndrome : initial characterization of hepatic changes., Jamie L. Young

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Evaluation of the predictive ability of a screening instrument used to diagnose co-occurrence of anxiety in children with high-functioning autism., Austin Zachary

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Tissue engineered micro and macrovasculature utilizing stromal vascular fraction., Joseph Samir Zakhari

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Computational prediction, characterization, and methodology development for two-dimensional nanostructures: phosphorene and phosphide binary compounds., Congyan Zhang

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Solving school bus routing and student assignment problems with heuristic and column generation approach., Di Zhang

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Plasma based synthesis and surface modification of graphene., Rong Zhao

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Understanding the relationship between positive affect and cortisol in lung cancer patients., Lauren Ann Zimmaro

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Accurate and justifiable : new algorithms for explainable recommendations., Behnoush Abdollahi

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Development of a directional bone reaming system., Richard J Ackermann

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A data science pipeline for educational data : a case study using learning catalytics in the active learning classroom., Asuman Cagla Acun Sener

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The roles of anxious rearing, negative affect, and effortful control in a model of risk for child perfectionism., Nicholas William Affrunti

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Inhibition of chemotherapeutic-induced apoptosis in esophageal squamous cancer cells by the keystone periodontal pathogen, Porphyromonas gingivalis., Atul Kumar Agrawal

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Expression of ZEB factors in oral squamous cell carcinoma., Saira Ahmed

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Using an audience response system to calibrate dental faculty assessing student clinical competence., Sean A. Aiken

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Synthesis and fundamental property studies of energy material under high pressure., Meysam Akhtar

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Self-management as a mediator of the relationship between social support and health outcomes of African American adults with type 2 diabetes., Tariq N. Al-Dwaikat

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MiRNA expression changes in arsenic-induced skin cancer in vitro and in vivo., Laila Al-Eryani

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A smart highway work zone merge system enabled by connected vehicles., Abdulmaged Algomaiah

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Evaluating the impact of statewide policy implementation on interorganizational collaboration at the regional level : an application of network analysis., Nida Moez Ali

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American Muslim men and stigma : the use of religious communities as mechanisms for stigma management., Jack R. Allen III