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 2016

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New game+, Bobby Rich

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Curriculum, classroom assessment, instruction, and science outcomes : evidence from Kentucky's scholastic audits., Steven Patrick Riley

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Effects of sport-specific training conditions on performance in high school field hockey players., Alexandra Hannah Roberts

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A collection of inventions : radio, reeducation, and the postwar German public sphere., James Rooney

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Sex, sexuality and sexual practice for trans individuals and their romantic partners., Kinton Rossman

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Mixing and mean age in multiphase systems., David Chandler Russ

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Direct band gap gallium antimonide phosphide (GaSbxP1-x) for solar fuels., Harry Benjamin Russell

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Psychophysiological analysis of a pedagogical agent and robotic peer for individuals with autism spectrum disorders., Mohammad Nasser Saadatzi

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Framing bottled water : an analysis of the framing contest between the anti-bottled water movement and the bottled water industry., Eileen Schuhmann

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Spreading speeds along shifting resource gradients in reaction-diffusion models and lattice differential equations., Jin Shang

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Developing a more clinically-relevant mouse model of cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity., Cierra N. Sharp

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The discovery of a novel, Ras-mediated NORE1A/PMLIV tumor suppressor complex., Jessica Mezzanotte Sharpe

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A non-invasive diagnostic system for early assessment of acute renal transplant rejection., Mohamed Nazih Mohamed Ibrahim Shehata

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Modern megachurch organization in the United States (2005-2013) : an exploratory organizational study of the American megachurch phenomenon., Robert Lee Shelby Jr.

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Same-sex child molestation within the Boy Scouts of America initiation and termination in victim narratives., Leah Catherine Jihee Shon

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La Minga as a model of food justice? : a thesis on the motivations and practices of immigrant and native-citizen growers at La Minga cooperative farm in Prospect, Ky., Tyler Austin Short

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Identification and characterization of genes involved in metabolism of n5 monoene precursors to n5 anacardic acids in the trichomes of Pelargonium x hortorum., Richa A. Singhal

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Semi-parametric methods for personalized treatment selection and multi-state models., Chathura K. Siriwardhana

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Claude Cahun, Marcel Moore, and the collapse of "surrealist photography"., Elizabeth Ann Driscoll Smith

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Workplace spirituality and employee work intentions : examining the relationship and the mediating role of ethical leadership., Paula F. Soder

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Computational methods for the analysis of functional 4D-CT chest images., Ahmed Soliman Naeem Soliman

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Baby book for soprano and orchestra., Lauren Spavelko

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Top Drawer : 150 years of Bittners in theory and practice., Wesley Elizabeth Spencer

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Relationship between living environment and first-year student academic achievement and persistence., Shannon Deaton Staten

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Operational decision making for medical clinics through the use of simulation and multi-attribute utility theory., Bo Sun

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The effect of vestibular stimulation exercises on balance in children with Down syndrome., Sarah Sunderman

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Professional school counselors : integral stakeholders in the recruitment, retention, and support of African American, Latino, and low-income students in advanced placement programs., Damien Sweeney

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Characterization of PG1604 (PorZ) as an essential component of type 9 secretion system in Porphyromonas gingivalis., Apurva Tadimari Prabhakar

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Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) onset and "remission"., Srikanth Tangelloju

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Automated analysis of cancerous histological samples., Thomas Allen Tennill

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Model validation and transition to turbulence in orbiting culture dishes., Jonathan Michael D. Thomas

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Psychotherapy dropout : the influence of ethnic identity and stigma on early termination., Le'Keldric Jawon Thomas

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This sleep of reason., Brit Thompson

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The Casamance conflict : un-imagining a community., Sandra Tombe

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Memory and fine motor skill test performance among children living near coal ash storage sites., Lindsay Koloff Tompkins

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Structure, spending, and democracy : a study of municipal governments., Neal McIntyre Turpin

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Multipurpose tenofovir disoproxil fumarate electrospun fibers for the prevention of HIV-1 and HSV-2 infections., Kevin Tyo

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Microfluidic platform for impedance characterization of endothelial cells under fluid shear stress., Vanessa Velasco

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The role of nicotine, a7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and extracellular matrix remodeling in pulmonary fibrosis., Glenn Ward Vicary

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Understanding through narrative inquiry : storying a national writing project initiative., Amy Renee Vujaklija

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Comparison of physical activity and sleep measures based on subjective and objective measures., Amy Jo Walden

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The effects of direct peritoneal resuscitation on leukocyte infiltration after acute brain death., Jessica Lee Weaver

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The available means of imagination : personal narrative, public rhetoric, and circulation., Stephanie D. Weaver

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Adaptive schools : investigating impact, continuity, and change in one school district., Winn Crenshaw Wheeler

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Detecting evidence of systemic inflammation from osteological markers in the Indian Knoll population of Ohio county, Kentucky., Krysta Wilham

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Why we love music : a case study of high school principals., D. Benjamin Williams

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Life balance in adult healthy siblings of individuals with childhood cancer., Yolanda Williams

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Amused teachers and public readers : empathy and derision in "student blooper" collections., Jessica Winck

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The influence of superabsorbent polymer (cassava startch) on the rheological behavior of cement pastes., James Wong

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Insights into the introduction histories and population genetic dynamics of the Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus) and Argentine black and white Tegu (Salvator merianae) in Florida., Jared Price Wood

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Production and inventory control in complex production systems using approximate dynamic programming., Han Wu

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Optimization models and algorithms for demand response in smart grid., Guangyang Xu

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Integrated analysis of miRNA/mRNA expression and gene methylation using sparse canonical correlation analysis., Dake Yang

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The influence of high/low context culture on choice of communication media : students’ media choice to communicate with professors in China and the United States., Xiaoxu Yang

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Structure-function analysis and characterization of metalloproteins., Sen Yao

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Environmental vegetation : a possible association with cardiovascular disease risk., Ray Anthony Yeager II

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Single carrier frequency domain equalization and energy efficiency optimization for MIMO cognitive radio., Xiaohui Zhang

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Effects of attachment style, coping strategy, social support and spirituality on parental grief among older Chinese parents : structural equation modeling., Yongqiang Zheng

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The impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s risk adjustment program on adverse selection : first year case study., Steven K. Zimmerman

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Imagining the Nigerian nation through the West African pilot 1960-1966., David Zintak

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Assessing the water quality benefits of green infrastructure stormwater control measures., Sam Abdollahian

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Computational methods to predict and enhance decision-making with biomedical data., Behnaz Abdollahi

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Sisters of the Mississippi struggle : examining the contributions by women to the fight for voting equality in Mississippi in the early 1960s., Morgan Ackerman, 1980-

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Community characteristics associated with local intergovernmental cooperation., Sarin Adhikari

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Heat transfer mechanisms in water-based nanofluids., Masoudeh Ahmadi

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Immunomodulation of myeloid-derived suppressor cells by particulate b-glucan in cancer., Sabrin Husein Albeituni

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The impact of victimization on the disabled., Derek James Allen

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Characterizing the neuropeptide pathways between the forebrain and the pons., Ali Al-Magableh

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Promoting differentiation and survival of human c-kit+ cardiac progenitor cells ex vivo., Tareq Al-Maqtari

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Evaluation of liver transplant prioritization methods for hepatocellular carcinoma patients using multistate models., Sarah Katharine Alver

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Do hydrocarbon and salinity disturbance affect marine meiofauna diversity and community structure?, Kyle Edward Anderson

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Effects of amplitude modulation on sound localization in reverberant environments., Paul W. Anderson

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Developing the future workforce through apprenticeships : a case study of an industry-education partnership., Nana K. Arthur-Mensah

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An investigation of the centrality of competing institutional logics for social enterprises., Tae Jun Bae

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A plant-made cholera toxin B subunit enhances mucosal wound healing and protects against ulcerative colitis and colon cancer., Keegan J Baldauf

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Language difference and expansive learning : negotiating concepts, contexts, and identities in writing-related transfer studies., Megan Jeanne Bardolph

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Exploring the associations between teaching behaviors and affect in upper elementary school students before and after controlling for parenting behaviors., Allison D. Barnard

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Regulation of the retinoblastoma tumor suppressor by the novel Ras effector NORE1A., Thibaut François Barnoud

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Experimental and analytical study of an open cathode polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell., Alex Martin Bates

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A forensics software toolkit for DNA steganalysis., Marc Bjoern Beck

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Multiple instance fuzzy inference., Amine Ben Khalifa

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Novel applications of and extensions to linear regression methods for the biomedical and materials sciences., Joe Bible

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Mapping debris-covered glaciers in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru : an object-based image analysis approach., Donald J. Biddle, 1982-

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Conflicted tourism : heritage narratives, sectarian schism, and economic growth in Northern Ireland., Ashleigh Larissa Bixby

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Doing time by conceiving space : the rhetorical cartographies of imprisoned writers., Benjamin Bogart

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Performing a steady-state seepage analysis using SEEP/W : a primer for engineering students., Matthew R. Broaddus, 1990-

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The effects of cumulative victimization on psychological distress., Amanda Dishon Brown

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Application of the aeroacoustic analogy to a shrouded, subsonic, radial fan., Bryan Buccieri

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Vitamin A is essential for proper embryonic submandibular salivary gland growth., Deanna Ellene Buenger

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Four weeks of controlled frequency breathing training reduces respiratory muscle fatigue in elite college swimmers., Alex Robert Burtch 1991-

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Ideological becoming : intern teachers' experience of becoming culturally responsive teachers., Sonya Burton

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Meta-analyses of cardiovascular responses to rumination : exploring mechanisms linking depression and hostility to cardiovascular disease., Lorna Y. Busch

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Critical insights into the pathogenesis of clinical isolates of pandemic influenza A(H1N1) 2009 virus in mouse and ferret models., Jeremy V. Camp 1980-

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Metabolomics of transformed MDA-MB-231 cell lines expressing different levels of human arylamine N-acetyltransferase 1 (NAT1)., Samantha Marie Carlisle

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Awareness of executive functioning as a diagnostic tool for mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease., Jeremy Stark Carmasin

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Plasma catalysis using low melting point metals., Maria Carreon

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Standing in the intersection : using Photovoice to understand the lived experience of black gay college students attending predominantly white postsecondary institutions., Erica Caton

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Mechanics of electrode materials in lithium battery applications., Jubin Chen

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Chemoattractant receptors BLT1 and CXCR3 regulate anti-tumor immunity by facilitating CD8+ T cell migration to tumors., Zinal S. Chheda

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Summary of survival analysis with SAS procedures., Derek Duane Childers 1990-