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 2022

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Divided we fall: gender-based occupational segregation in Kentucky’s executive branch 2012-2020., Hillary McGoodwin Abbott

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Surface-functionalized chemiresistive films that exploit h-bonding, cation-pi, and metal-halide interactions., Prasadanie Karunarathna Adhihetty

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Utilizing shockwave theory and deep learning to estimate intersection traffic flow and queue length based on connected vehicle data., Abdulmaged Algomaiah

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The impact of volume of tissue activation on cortical-striatal networks and verbal fluency declines in post-deep brain stimulation Parkinson's disease patients., Alexander Luke Alley

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Beyond accuracy in machine learning., Aneseh Alvanpour

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Properties of 25Cr7Ni stainless steel fabricated through laser-powder bed fusion., Arulselvan Arumugham Akilan

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Re-localizing writing assessment: sites of knowledge mobilization., Charlotte Asmuth

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Nucleate boiling under different gravity values: numerical simulations & data-driven techniques., Sandipan Banerjee

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The effect of telepractice on vocal interaction between provider, deaf and hard-of-hearing pediatric patients, and caregivers., Abigail Betts

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"Death can't touch them now": AIDS response and memorialization in Louisville, Kentucky, 1982-1992., Olivia A. Beutel

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Investigating the relationships between socioeconomic status, Kratom legislation, and the COVID-19 pandemic on opioid overdose mortality in the United States., Lyndsey Blair

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The reading of Sir Toby Belch: a queer and black exploration of William Shakespeare's twelfth night., Jahi E Bogard

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New debiasing strategies in collaborative filtering recommender systems: modeling user conformity, multiple biases, and causality., Mariem Boujelbene

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Adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction therapy improves age-related adrenergic mediated microvascular dysfunction and increases revascularization potential following injury., Gabrielle Brown

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Mission drift and the effectiveness of resource dependence theory in an internally resource-constrained environment., Kirsten Bullock

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HIV and the African American church: millennial faith leader's perspectives., Kelsey LeAnn Burton

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Coping flexibility and academic resilience among low-SES college students., Benjamin J. Calebs

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Characterization of fundamental parameters that modulate acoustofluidic-mediated molecular delivery to cells., Connor Sterling Centner

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Western Christianity and the origins of antiblackness, eurocentrism, and white supremacist ideology., John Chenault

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Meat the future., Xin Chen

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"We will work a lot and you are so loved": teacher perspectives on building positive relationships with students., Geena Constantin

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New accurate, explainable, and unbiased machine learning models for recommendation with implicit feedback., Khalil Damak

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A content analysis of the female TikTok influencer: how SMIs alter their image and self-presentation based on their communities., Sydney R Dotson

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The underbelly of residential segregation, bussing to integrate and the educational ramifications: a case study of Louisville Kentucky., Camara Douglas

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“I think it's male privilege”: a qualitative study of personal, behavioral, and socio-environmental factors influencing high risk sexual behavior and HIV transmission among heterosexual adult males In Ghana., Nana Ama Aya Erzuah Bullock

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Spectroscopic measurements of meibum compositional, structural, and functional relationships to elucidate the role of meibum in dry eye., Anthony Chigozie Ewurum

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Combating frailty: application of a modified skeletal frailty index in modern military and civilian populations., Emily M. Frazier

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Understanding public emergency preparedness before and during the coronavirus outbreak: implications for effective public health and risk communication., Raphael Adjetey Fumey

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Automatic testing of organic strain gauge tactile sensors., Brian P. Goulet

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Examining adolescent voices in urban montessorianism within the third plane of development., Raymond Edward Green

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A decade of car-cyclist collisions in Louisville: a spatio-temporal analysis., Elizabeth Ferguson Greenwell

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Materials and interfaces for electrocatalytic hydrogen production and utilization., Alexander Jiya Gupta

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Critical thinking or critical creativity: applying De Bono's six thinking hats to speech-language pathology education and practice., Samantha Hahn

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High-probability tasks and task completion rates of students with emotional and behavioral disorders., Amy R Hall

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The last straw for mixed ensemble and electronis., Nicholas Hall

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Contemporary blackface theatre: exploring split second from an authentic black lens to combat white stereotypes., Lamar Alonzo Hardy

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Release kinetics of metronidazole from 3D printed silicone scaffolds., Sydney E. Herold

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Engineering Lewis acidic materials for biomass conversion and battery applications., Md Anwar Hossain

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Data linkage for crash-injury outcome assessment., Aryan Hosseinzadeh

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Public health contagion of white supremacy: examining the pipeline of attitudes about racism and racial history education among high school students., Trinidad Jackson

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Etracellular vesicles from lactobacillus rhamnosus GG protect against alcohol-induced liver injury through suppression of intestinal MIR 194 and subsequent activation of FXR in mice., Mengwei Jiang

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Maria on the moon: a chamber opera., Tanner Jones

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Machine learning approaches for early prediction of hypertension., Heba Elsayed Mohamed Kandil

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Ashley: a chamber opera in four scenes., Rron Karahoda

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Structural, charge transport, gas sensing, magnetic, pseudocapacitive, and electrocatalytic properties of perovskite oxides., Surendra Bahadur Karki

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Modeling and debiasing feedback loops in collaborative filtering recommender systems., Sami Khenissi

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Small-scale variability in warm season, precipitation around an urban area: a case study of Louisville-Jefferson County, KY., Isaiah I. Kingsberry

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Clickbait., Roger Knight

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Genomic tools and models for investigating the role of germline diversity in mouse antibody repertoire development., Justin T. Kos

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Fabrication and characterization of Lactobacillus Crispatus containing bioprints for bacterial vaginosis application., Anthony J. Kyser

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Structural and Functional Myocardial Adaptations to Task-Specific Epidural Stimulation in Chronic Spinal Cord Injury., Harley D. Ledbetter

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It's all fun and—: a rhetorical analysis of space in the pandemic., Erica Von Proctor Lewis

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Assessing citizen attitudes towards climate change, renewable energy, and solar development in Kentucky., Ryan Patrick Lloyd

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A mesonet-based analysis of severe convective winds in west Texas., Quint Long

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The impact of sea-level rise in numerically modeled landfalling hurricanes: Katrina and the gulf coast., Serenity Nadirah Mercuri

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A modeling platform to predict cancer survival and therapy outcomes using tumor tissue derived metabolomics data., Hunter Allan Miller

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Effects of sizing agents on mechanical properties of carbon fiber–polymer composites via fused filament fabrication additive manufacturing., Benjamin D. Mitchell

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Machine learning analysis of acoustic attenuation measurements for cellular characterization., John T. Moore

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Development and novel applications of halogenating agents., Sagar Ravso Mudshinge

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Sustainable nanocatalysis in water for C–C and C–N Cross-Couplings., Tharique Ahammed Ansari Nalakath

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The water we were swimming in: transgender and gender nonconforming students' lived experiences in engineering., Natalie Saroff Oliner

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Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans exploits and modulates the immune response by human neutrophils for survival in the anaerobic environment., Hazel Ozuna

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Acoustofluidic delivery of gene editing compounds for improved immunotherapy processing., Riyakumari K. Patel

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Factors influencing American Indian adolescents' abstention and desistance from drug usage., Ruben Olegovich Pavlov

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Findings and understandings of 'home': an Ethnographic study of how homeless people and displaced persons negotiate the word 'home'., Abby F Perez

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Functional role of PPAL and potential for moss in industrial applications., Susana Perez Martinez

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Authentically (un)real assessing VH!'s basketball wives and its violent & colorist portrayals of black women., Wilma Denae Powell

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Fluid structure interactions within a common rail diesel injector., Russell Prater

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Beyond a divide: reconceptualizing digital capital and links to academic proficiency., Ryan Price

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Development of porous solid acid catalysts for lignocellulose and plastic upcycling., Mohammad Shahinur Rahaman

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Motivations of division I student-athletes to participate in strength and conditioning programs., Liza Reader

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Protest-related tear gas exposure and menstrual function, Emily Kathleen (Steinmetz) Reece

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Effects of a mindfulness-based intervention on students' academic engagement, frequency of disruptive behavior, and overall mood states., Leah Riggs

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Forecasting hypotension by learning from multivariate mixed responses.., Jodie Ritter

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Progymnasmata and practicality: classical composition in the contemporary classroom., Chelsea Murray Schaper

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The role of obesity in macrophage-mediated mechanisms promoting early-onset colon cancer., Katharina Marietta Scheurlen

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Factors affecting quality of life and asthma control in older adults with asthma., Karen Schuckmann

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Plant-pollinator communities responsive to local and landscape level factors in grassland restorations., Aaron Sexton

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Definitions and depictions of rhetorical practice in medieval English Fürstenspiegel., Joseph Ethan Blaine Sharp

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As above, so below: magical poetics and queer alchemy & a planetary spell.., Robert Eric Shoemaker

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Porphyromonas gingivalis, ethanol, and chronic diseases., Nicholas Alan Short

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Determinants of caregiver burden among informal caregivers looking after older adults with Alzheimer's disease in Saudi Arabia., Sultan Ali Shubair

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Putting colorism on trial intraracial colorism and its impact on crime trajectory among African Americans., Shaderica Ta'shawn Sibley

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The role of organizational culture and relationship marketing in disability sport sponsorship: an exemplar case study., Nina Siegfried

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Kurt Vonnegut, modernity, and the self: a guide to the good life., Josh Simpson

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Role of Galactose, Thiazolidinediones, and NEET proteins in Mitochondrial physiology and therapeutic development., Robert Anthony Skolik

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Cannabinoids and retinal fibrotic disorders., Lucy June Sloan

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Black ads matter: an analysis of black representation in advertising., Elyssa Quinn Smith

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on the subject of loneliness., Isaac Raymond Smith

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(De)Legitimizing genres: rhetoric and tactical institutional critique., Walker Smith

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Person-centered decision-making and socio-cultural contexts influencing cesarean deliveries: a national analysis., Alice M. Story

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The exploratory study of Jefferson County Public Schools' freshman academies of Louisville model on student promotion, attendance, and sense of belonging., Andrew Lewis Thomas

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Black women burdening: the process of "unburdening" realism in Dennis McIntyre's split second., Brandi L. Threatt

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Lysosomal evasion of legionella pneumophilia the effector., Bethany Vaughn

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Betwixt & between., Xuanyi Wang

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The roles of PON2 in mitochondrial physiology, lung tumor cell proliferation, and lung tumorigenesis., Aaron Whitt

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Particulate hexavalent chromium inhibits homologous recombination repair by targeting RAD51 paralogs in human lung fibroblasts., Aggie R. Williams

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The role of accuracy in children’s judgments of experts’ knowledge., Allison J. Williams

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The glass coffin: gothic adaptations and the formation of sexual subjectivity., Colton T. Wilson

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The experience of scanxiety in survivors of pancreatic cancer: a phenomenological study., Susan Winebrenner