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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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

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Suture-less Trocar Site Closure Clip, Hares A. Patel

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Stability and reactivity analysis of single metal and bimetallic nanostructures by anodic stripping voltammetry., Dhruba Kumar Pattadar

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Involuntary memories after stressor exposure: contribution of hormonal status and rumination in women., Samantha C. Patton

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Laser spectroscopy investigations of jet-cooled metal-containing free radicals., Anam Chandra Paul

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Waiting room., Helen Payne

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Allee effects introduced by density dependent phenology., Timothy James Pervenecki

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Exploring individual and dyadic associations of dispositional mindfulness as an ameliorative factor of anxiety and roommate satisfaction among undergraduate roommates., Kala Phillips

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The conceptualization of the positive cognitive triad and associations with depressive symptoms in adolescents., Caroline M. Pittard

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GC×GC-MS and parallel 2DLC-MS based untargeted metabolomics., Md Aminul Islam Prodhan

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Glycine receptor expression across identified retinal ganglion cell types., Ian Scot Pyle

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Design and predicting performance of carbon nanotube reinforced cementitious materials : mechanical properties and dispersion characteristics., Mahyar Ramezani

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Laser spectroscopic investigations of organic alkoxy and peroxy radicals., Md Asmaul Reza

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Synthetic methods and biological applications of nitrogen heterocycles to compounds of biological interest., Jarrid Ronnebaum

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A recombinant cholera toxin b subunit variant (CTB-KDEL) exhibits unique colon mucosal healing effects that have therapeutic implications for inflammatory bowel disease., Joshua Mark Royal

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Transforming moss P. patens with lignin peroxidase through heterologous protein expression., Jesse Lee Rozsa

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An assessment of sustainability in Jefferson County public schools (Kentucky)., Elizabeth Ann Ruhe

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Formally designing and implementing cyber security mechanisms in industrial control networks., Mehdi Sabraoui

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Characterizing the role of extracellular matrix in non-small cell lung carcinoma metastasis using a 3D microenvironment mimetic in-vitro culture system., Douglas John Owulaku Saforo

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Emotion regulation and the experience of racial microaggressions., Broderick Sawyer

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Investigating predictive relationships between speech-language pathology graduate students' sense of classroom community, perceived learning, and perceived anxiety., Emily B. Schantz

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"Monogamish" : constructing shared meaning of commitment and marriage in same-sex relationships., Brandon Michael Schmidt

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Doing place : a framework for interpreting young adults' commitments to Appalachian Kentucky., Jeanelle Susanne Sears

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Characterizing the roles of neutral ceramidase in cisplatin-induced kidney injury., Sophia M. Sears

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Fatal attraction : intimate partner violence among black LGBTQ relationships., Amberli A. Seay

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Electrochemical determination of surface area-to-volume ratio for metal nanoparticle analysis., Jay Narayan Sharma

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The self-efficacy of biological mothers and foster mothers caring for infants prenatally exposed to drugs or treated for NAS : examination of potentially influencing factors., Megan Kathleen Sherehiy

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Predicting residency match outcomes for fourth-year medical students., Jacob Shreffler

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Plant protein prenylation in environmental responses and protein production., Parul Singh

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Affirmatively furthering fair housing at the local level : a critical discourse analysis of practices in Louisville, Kentucky., Steven P. Sizemore

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Aisle design for order picking operations with unit-load replenishment., Dominic Ian Sleigh

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Opioid and stimulant use among a sample of corrections-involved drug users : seeking an understanding of high-risk drug decisions within a system of constraint., Kirsten Elin Smith

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The role of social supports on the financial toxicity of Cancer., Lisa C. Smith

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Kentucky's superintendent induction program : participants' perceptions of competency and longevity., Robert L. Smith

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Relationship among school counselors' perceptions of poverty, color-blind racial attitudes, and multicultural counseling competencies : a formula for change makers., Shaun M. Sowell

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Campus recreation inclusion for people with disabilities: a qualitative investigation of current inclusive practices., Tyler C. Spencer

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Designing and sample size calculation in presence of heterogeneity in biological studies involving high-throughput data., Sudhir Srivastava

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The effect of spinal cord injury on sexual function., Casey J. Steadman

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It's a mad world after all: the influence of stoic thought in Goya's Los Caprichos., Jennifer Anne Steward

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Under construction : acting, creativity, collaboration, and SITI company., Carol Stewart

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All the better to see you with., Monica Stewart

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Characterization of the impact of prenatal cigarette smoke exposure on age- and sex-specific SIRT1-mediated hepatic molecular phenotype in C57BL/6 mice., Kendall S. Stocke

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Polydrug use among people who use opioids, national survey on drug use and health 2002 to 2017., Diana Kuo Stojda

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Studying and handling iterated algorithmic biases in human and machine learning interaction., Wenlong Sun