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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Doctoral Dissertations

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A non-invasive image based system for early diagnosis of prostate cancer., Ahmad Abdusalam Firjani Firjani Naef

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Gender stereotyping within career and technical education : exploring relationships among gender, coursetaking, and outcomes of high school CTE students., Stephanie A. Fluhr

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Broadband infrastructure in the 21st century : an evaluation of local outcomes and conditions., Chad Stephen Foster

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Retinal synaptic function in the absence of the on pathway., Kathryn Marie Heath Fransen

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Taking clinical judgment out of the equation : a call for the standardization of MCI diagnostic criteria and construction of a model to predict conversion to dementia., Adam Tyler Gerstenecker

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Enhancement of anaerobic digestion of actual industrial wastewaters : reactor stability and kinetic modeling., Mahyar Ghorbanian

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The use of variable-bagging and the cross-validation selector in the prediction of alzheimer’s using the adni database., Michael Wayne Godbey

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The powerful literacy posse and the Common Core State Standards : a collection of scholarly papers., Katherine J. Grindon

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Surviving the death of a sibling : a phenomenological study of childhood bereavement., Edith Crumb Gunter

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Predictions of NOx emissions in pulverized coal combustion., Niko Hachenberg 1981-

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Ensemble learning method for hidden markov models., Anis Hamdi

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Synthesis of N-heterocycles through cyclization-triggered tandem additions to alkynes and the study of promoters in ionic reactions., Junbin Han

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Novel analytical tools for studies in molecular assemblies : I. Electro-active single-mode integrated optical waveguides ; II. Coupled plasmon waveguide resonances., Xue Han

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Predictors of lifestyle behaviors, trust of health care provider, and utilization of health services among adolescents living in a rural area., Heather Karolyne Hardin

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"They had no key that would fit my mouth" : women's struggles with cultural constructions of madness in Victorian and modern England and America., Leslie Ann Harper

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Yours, mine, and ours : confronting the originality burden through remix and intertextuality., Barrie Olson Harvey

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Investigation of stabilization mechanisms for colloidal suspension using nanoparticles., Qingwen He

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The effect of spinal cord injury on vagal afferents., April N. Herrity

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Lost in transition : a grade nine transition program using articulation activities and their effect on student attitudes., Michael J. Hibbett

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Signaling mechanisms in regenerative myogenesis., Sajedah M. Hindi 1986-

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Employee work and health behaviors : the role of leadership support for health promotion and organizational health climate., Jennifer Woloszyk Hoert

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The role of stem cells in adipose tissue remodeling., Candice ReShay Holden 1988-

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Investigation of factors related to performance and retention of engineering students., Nora B. Honken

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An evaluation of a brief, theatre-based intervention for the prevention of adolescent cyberbulllying and suicide., Kathryn Laurel Hopkins

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Numerical study of leading edge vortex circulation development on finite aspect ratio perching wings., Kyle Hord

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"My watch begins" : identification and procedural rhetoric on second screens and social networks., K. Shannon Howard

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Several functional equations defined on groups arising from stochastic distance measures., Heather B. Hunt

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Assessing urban freeway deconstruction : a survey of 21 cities with case studies of San Francisco and Milwaukee., Doddy Aditya Iskandar 1973-

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Role models, women's leadership and careers of women in the management of professional baseball., Maki Itoh

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Context dependent spectral unmixing., Hamdi Jenzri

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Development of a power monitoring and control system to provide demand side management of electric vehicle charging activity., Nicholas Francis Jewell

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Effectiveness of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) management program at the University of Louisville., Malhar Anantbhai Jhaveri

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Early detection and control of potential pandemics., Shengpeng Jin

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Servants of my people first : an examination of the political literacies of the Black Liberation Front International (BLFI), 1969-1973., Joilynn Karega-Mason

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Evaluating the effectiveness and hydrological performance of green infrastructure stormwater control measures., Hamidreza Kazemi

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Analysis of contrast-enhanced medical images., Fahmi Abdallah Fahmi Mohammed Khalifa

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Implications of additive manufacturing on complexity management within supply chains in a production environment., Andre Kieviet 1977-

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The language politics of doctoral studies in rhetoric and composition : toward a translingual revision of graduate education in the field., Carrie Byars Kilfoil

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Triggered release of small molecules from solid supports using heat or an applied magnetic field., Ralph Jacob Knipp

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A mechanism for trif adaptor-biased signaling by toll-like receptor 4., Joseph Peterson Kolb

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Mechanistic insights and functionalization of alkynes in homogeneous gold catalysis., Manish Kumar

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A social cognitive perspective on opportunity evaluation., Trayan Kushev

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Functional implications of demyelination and the molecular control of remyelination in the adult mouse., Nicholas John Kuypers 1980-

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Globalizing literacies and identities : translingual and transcultural literacy practices of Bhutanese refugees in the U.S., Tika R. Lamsal

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A magical country : stories from Appalachia., James Eric Leary 1977-

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Biophysical and computational investigations into G-quadruplex structural polymorphism and interaction with small molecules., Huy Tuan Le 1986-

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Early-age hydration studies of Portland cement, Fengjuan Liu

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Supply chain flexibility in the special purpose vehicle industry., Florian J. Loderbauer 1982-

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Development of a light-powered microstructure : enhancing thermal actuation with near-infrared absorbent gold nanoparticles., Thomas Matthew Lucas

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After sales supply chain risk management., Steffen Luksch 1975-

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Entrepreneurial decision-making under risk : prospect theory and dual-process theory., Dalong Ma 1976-

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Utilizing radiation for smart robotic applications using visible, thermal, and polarization images., Ali H. Mahmoud

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A mathematical programming approach for dispatching and relocating EMS vehicles., Farshad Majzoubi 1983-

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Expanding the frontier of gold-catalyzed cyclizations and rational ligand design., Deepika Malhotra

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Development and validation of indicators of secondary mathematics teachers' positive dispositions toward problem solving., Alison L. Mall

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Electrochemical and microfabrication strategies for remotely operated heavy metal sensor networks for water analysis : the dual challenges of calibration-less measurement and sample pretreatment., Mohamed M. Marei

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Extracellular matrix proteins and the liver-lung axis in disease., Veronica L. Massey

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Invasive plants as drivers and passengers of community change in a disturbed urban forest., Jeffery A. Masters

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Is that an opportunity? : a multilevel investigation of the individual-opportunity nexus and opportunity beliefs., Eric Shaunn Mattingly

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Aminooxy reagents in nanomedicine and bioanalysis., Stephanie Mattingly

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The walkable dividend : the impacts of walkability on housing and socio-economic composition in Louisville, Ky., Wesley Laurance Meares

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BDNF maintains adult taste innervation and is required for taste nerve regeneration after injury., Lingbin Meng

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Using an online forum to mentor secondary mathematics student teachers toward standards-based instruction., Landrea Miriti

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An examination of the relationship between sense of coherence, engagement in health behaviors, and individual coping style., Dean Todd Misener 1973-

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IL-12 induced modulation of tumor derived myeloid cell inflammatory responsiveness., Courtney Jetun Mitchell

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Two-stage network design in humanitarian logistics., Seyed Soroush Moeini

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Dogmatism, coping, and spirituality : predicting mental health among the religious and the secular., Jonathan T. Moore

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A novel diffusion tensor imaging-based computer-aided diagnostic system for early diagnosis of autism., Mahmoud Mostapha

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Post-transcriptional regulation of the Type IIA sodium-phosphate cotransporter by parathyroid hormone., Rebecca Dale Murray

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Epigenetic modifications associated with aortic remodeling in hyperhomocysteinemia., Nithya Narayanan

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4D reduced TE (RTE) spiral phase contrast NRI for rapid quantification and visualization of blood flow and hemodynamics., Mohammadjavad Negahdar

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Examining teacher perceptions of leadership and student achievement in Kentucky schools., Angela L. Newcomb

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The second generation of the CCCM system for in-vitro cardiac tissue engineering., Mai-Dung Thi Nguyen

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A meta-analytic review of the relationships between the therapeutic alliance, empathy, and genuineness in individual adult psychotherapy., Jacob B. Nienhuis

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Job satisfaction of professional staff and administrators within the associated colleges of the south : a study of Herzberg’s duality theory of motivation in higher education., J. Patrick Noltemeyer 1979-

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Composing college and career : mobility, complexity and agency at the nexus of high school, college and work., Brice Nordquist

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Myocyte-specific overexpression of stromal cell-derived Factor 1 facilitates cardiac regeneration and improves myocardial function after infarction in mice., Detlef Ernst-Rudolf Obal

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The role of Porphyromonas gingivalis in the regulation of epithelial-mesenchymal transition markers in migration., Akintunde Ojo 1981-

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Privacy protection in context aware systems., Anala Aniruddha Pandit

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A novel numerical framework for simulation of multiscale spatio-temporally non-linear systems in additive manufacturing processes., Nachiket Patil

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The performance of the K6 scale in a large adolescent sample., Nicholas Chalmer Peiper 1982-

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Functional equations with involution related to sine and cosine functions., Allison Perkins

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Earthworm, microbial biomass, and leaf litter decay responses after invasive honeysuckle shrub removal from urban woodlands., Robert Preston Pipal

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SDSF : social-networking trust based distributed data storage and co-operative information fusion., Phani Chakravarthy Polina

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A discourse on entrepreneurial identity : three essays., Krishna P. Poudel

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How do individual factors influence moral decision making in entrepreneurship? : the role of self-construal, temporal construal and moral identity., Shanshan Qian

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Recognition of romantic relationship danger signs., Kelley Quirk

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Ligand centered reactivity of metal stabilized thiyl radicals in solution, solid and gaseous phase., Rajat Rajat 1983-

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Identification, indexing, and retrieval of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) video scenes of simulated medical crisis., Surangkana Rawungyot

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Completing the journey : an exploratory study of factors predicting emotional distress in recently resettled adult refugees., Susan Heffner Rhema 1958-

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Modulation of the ovarian cancer humoral response by tumor-derived exosomes., Carolyn Denise Roberson

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Putting the person first : an examination of thought disorder and personality heterogeneity in schizophrenia., Catherine Rose Robertson

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Advancements in alternative energy applications for space conditioning., Brian S. Robinson

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Development and evaluation of a calibration free exhaustive coulometric detection system for remote sensing., Thomas James Roussel

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Studies on efficient spectrum sharing in coexisting wireless networks., Guanying Ru

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Genetic and mechanistic analysis of rat mammary cancer susceptibility., Jennifer Sanders

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The anti-obesogenic effects of nitric oxide., Brian Edward Sansbury 1985-

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The effect of infrastructure changes on railway operations., Martin J.R. Schmidt 1966-

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Classification system of the physical streambed habitat., Abolfazl Shafaie 1978-

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Shape/image registration for medical imaging : novel algorithms and applications., Ahmed Magdy Shalaby 1982-