Electronic Theses and Dissertations
The University of Houston Libraries collect and make publicly available all electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) produced in UH graduate and PhD programs through the UH institutional repository. ETDs become available after the student submits them to the UH Graduate School, the document is approved by all appropriate parties, and any embargo on the document expires.
UH Libraries began publishing ETDs from several UH Colleges in 2010. As of Summer 2014, all UH Colleges that require a thesis or dissertation for graduation began submitting these documents in electronic format. Below is a list of UH Colleges that currently participate in the ETD program and their coverage dates in this repository.
|UH College||Coverage Dates|
|C.T. Bauer College of Business||2010-Present|
|Cullen College of Engineering||2012-Present|
|Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management||2015-Present|
|College of Education||2010-Present|
|College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences||2012-Present|
|College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics||2012-Present|
|College of Optometry||2010-Present|
|College of Pharmacy||2010-Present|
|College of Technology||2012-Present|
|K. G. McGovern College of the Arts||2016-Present|
|G. D. Hines College of Architecture & Design||2016-Present|
|Graduate College of Social Work||2012-Present|
- Online access for content outside these coverage dates may be available electronically through
Note: As of Fall 2017, all theses and dissertations produced at UH will be submitted to ProQuest. Additionally, some UH Colleges have contributed content to ProQuest at different periods of time in the past.
- For print theses and dissertations found outside these coverage dates, please consult UH Libraries’ catalog.
- Additional information on submitting ETDs can be found at the UH Graduate School.
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Carrier Transport Response and Behavior of Semiconductors Having a Gradational Energy Band Gap Due to Gradients in Pressure or Other Physical Properties (2020-12-14)This work investigates the physical behavior and transport of carriers in intrinsic bulk semiconductors with a variable carrier concentration gradient profile due to a variable physical property. If the energy band gap of ...
Objective: The specific aims of the study were to (i) determine the factors associated with selection of oral fingolimod versus injectable DMA; (ii) compare the adherence trajectories between oral fingolimod and injectable ...
Background: Diabetic microvascular complications can lead to long-term morbidity and mortality, significantly drive healthcare costs, and impair quality of life of patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Early prediction and ...
Evaluating Adherence and Health Outcomes among Patients on Concomitant Diabetes, Hypertension, & Hyperlipidemia Treatments Using Marginal Structural Modeling Objective: Diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia have been identified as common modifiable risk factors of CVD, frequently occurring together, especially among the elderly. Medication adherence to concomitant triple ...
Concomitant Use of Atypical Antipsychotics and Cholinesterase Inhibitors Among Older Adults with Dementia Objectives: The objectives of the dissertation research were to (1) compare the time to initiation of antipsychotic medications among older adults with dementia treated with acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEIs), ...
The interaction effect of self-service technology experience and facilitating conditions on co-created value: A service-dominant logic perspective (2020-08-07)Self-service technology (SST) (e.g., a kiosk at a hotel lobby or a touch screen tablet at a restaurant) has been increasingly introduced into the hospitality industry, which leads to changes a way that customers gain ...
(2020-08-10)Purpose: The fovea is a specialized retinal region that plays an integral role in vision. The goal of this dissertation was to better understand whether axial elongation impacts (a) overall foveal geometry in adults and ...
(2020-08-03)Purpose: The optic nerve head (ONH) is a relative weak point and is susceptible to the pressure differential across the lamina cribrosa (i.e., intraocular pressure [IOP] – intracranial pressure [ICP]). Assessment of ONH ...
(2020-08-03)Purpose: Eyes with keratoconus suffer from an increased level of higher-order aberrations and decreased visual performance, even when corrected by conventional rigid contact lenses. This study aimed to characterize the ...
(2020-12-11)As social media (SM) brings opportunities to study societies across the world, it also brings a variety of challenges to automate the processing of SM language. In particular, most of the textual content in SM is considered ...
Mixed Halide Perovskite Solar Cells: Influence of Fabrication and Post Fabrication Conditions on the Device Performance (2016-12-13)Organic-inorganic hybrid perovskite solar cells have attracted tremendous attention due to the dramatic improvement in efficiency from 3.8% to 22% in seven years. The technology, however, faces several challenges such as ...
INVESTIGATION OF SECONDARY SCIENCE TEACHERS’ PERSPECTIVES OF A CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE LESSON ON RACE AND HUMAN GENETICS (2020-08-18)Background: High school students are not taught that race is a social rather than biological construct, and this pedagogical omission has led to biological essentialism. Biological essentialism is the belief that race can ...
The Relationship Between Using A Computer-Assisted Instruction Program and End-Of-Course Performance Of Algebra 1 Students Background: Each year in a large urban district in southeast Texas, students enter middle and high school classrooms with achievement gaps in mathematics. Students have various levels of prerequisite knowledge, and individual ...
(2020-08-07)Background: Researchers have not identified what factors cause schools to decline initially. Public school reform requires school leaders to dig through layers of questions to understand school decline, the process in which ...
Molecular Insight into the Regulation of Cell Differentiation by a Master Regulator Spo0A in starving Bacillus subtilis cells (2020-07-21)Gram-positive soil bacterium Bacillus subtilis can activate cellular differentiation pathways such as biofilm formation and sporulation, in response to starvation. Spo0A, the master regulator of these cellular differentiation ...
Effects of contemporaneous orogenesis on sedimentation in the Late Cretaceous Western Interior Basin, northern Utah and southwestern Wyoming (2020-07-21)During the Late Cretaceous, northern Utah and southwestern Wyoming were affected by contractional deformation driven by subduction of the Farallon plate. Deformation from the Sevier Orogeny resulted in the eastward propagation ...
Clinical Evaluation of Rod Photoreceptor Function: Measuring Fractional Sensitivity in Normal and Diseased Retinas (2020-08-10)The electroretinogram (ERG) can assess photoreceptor and postreceptoral retinal function. Robson and Frishman have suggested that the prevailing model of photoreceptor contributions to the a-wave, based only on outer segment ...
(2020-08-06)Background: According to cognitive dissonance theory, when individuals encounter information at odds with their existing values, beliefs, experience, or knowledge, they may experience cognitive dissonance, and consequently ...
The Relationship Between Duty-Related Trauma Exposure and PTSD Symptom Severity in Urban Firefighters (2020-08-06)Background: Many firefighters are also emergency medical service personnel. Therefore, they respond not only to fire calls, but also to an array of different incidents, including motor vehicle accidents, accidents involving ...
A PROGRAM EVALUATION OF A STEM SUMMER PROGRAM FOR MIDDLE GRADE STUDENTS AND THE INFLUENCE ON ATTITUDES TOWARD STEM AND STEM CAREERS (2020-08-07)Background: Informal learning environments that focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) provide students the opportunity to delve into hands-on problem-solving approaches in STEM disciplines, ...