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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Semantic Memory in HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders: an Evaluation of the "Cortical" versus "Subcortical" Hypothesis (2017-07-21)While HIV- associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND) have historically been characterized as a subcortical process, there is some evidence to suggest that the cortical regions that support semantic memory may also be ...
The Atlantis Effect: Aquatic Invocations and the (Re)Claiming of Women’s Space through the Works and Archives of Lydia Cabrera, Gloria Anzaldúa, and Tatiana De La Tierra (2017-05-25)Though writing and living within different times and places, Cuban ethnographer Lydia Cabrera (1901-1991), Chicana scholar and writer Gloria E. Anzaldúa (1942-2004), and Colombian writer tatiana de la tierra (1966-2012), ...
PTSD Symptom Severity and Emotion Regulation in Acute-Care Psychiatric Inpatients: Associations with Suicidality Trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have been positively associated with both suicidality (suicidal ideation and attempts) and difficulties with emotion regulation in various samples (e.g., sexual assault ...
Why Are Supervisors Rude to Some Employees but Not Others? Examining How and When Neuroticism Increases Vulnerability for Experiencing Supervisor Instigated Incivility (2017-08-15)Supervisor instigated workplace incivility is discourteous behavior from a supervisor that is targeted at a subordinate, is usually low intensity, and has ambiguous intent to harm. This deviant and rude behavior from ...
(2017-06-27)The purpose of this study was to examine the concept of stockholder activism as an area for development in financial public relations scholarship. The study was conducted applying a thematic analysis of online texts related ...
Response to Intervention: Practices and Procedures in the Identification of Specific Learning Disabilities in Three Elementary Schools (2014-10-14)The rationale of Response to Intervention (RtI) programs is to address the educational issue of the over-identification of students to special education programs (Batsche, Elliott, Graden, Grimes, Kovaleski, Prasse, & ...
Understanding the Impact of Academic Entry Characteristics, Remediation Requirements, and Semester Course Hour Load in the First Year on the Academic Performance and Persistence to Graduation for Latino Students (2015-09-02)College access and student success, defined as timely college graduation, remains a key goal for many Texas policymakers (Braxton, Doyle, Hartley, Hirschy, Jones, & McLendon, 2014; Closing the Gaps, 2013). Texas ranks ...
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An Examination of Teachers, Administrators’, and Principals’ Perceptions of How the Early Literacy Background of the Principal Influences Their Decisions and Practices in Literacy Development in a Successful Turnaround High School Illiteracy in America is one of the key correlates for poverty (Roman, 2004). Far too often, students graduate from high school without having basic literacy skills (Alliance for Excellent Education, 2011). Coupled with ...
(2015-08-26)Elementary school children engage in multiple social interactions each day. These frequent interactions are a positive experience for most children; however, a minority of children experience peer rejection (Coie, Dodge, ...
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The Influence of the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Program on Student Performance Measured by College Readiness Standards (2015-08-26)African Americans and Hispanics may experience double isolation as a result of the attributes of race and poverty and predominantly attend schools with far greater numbers of low-income students than white or Asian students ...
Paleocene Turbidite Deposition in the Central American Seaway (NW Costa Rica): Geochemical Analysis and Provenance of Detrital Spinel and Clinopyroxene (2015-08-12)The Central American Land Bridge is the crucial connection between North and South America, and the Miocene closure of the Panama seaway led to a change in global oceanic circulation patterns. Modern Costa Rica is part ...
Urban Hispanic High School Students’ Perceptions of Educational Strategies Used During Their Tenth Grade Year in High School (2015-08-26)Census data and research studies have shown that the Hispanic population in the United States and in the state of Texas is the subpopulation whose workforce is the least educated, has the highest high school dropout rates, ...
(2015-08-26)School leadership is being urged to change in order to meet the needs of societal and school demographics. By increasing our efforts to bridge the gap for our youth in transition between elementary and high school, we are ...
Carbon Dioxide Sequestration through Microbially-Induced Calcium Carbonate Precipitation Using Ureolytic Environmental Microorganisms (2015-05-20)The development of affordable and eco-friendly strategies for carbon dioxide sequestration has become a matter of paramount importance to reduce or mitigate the effects of global climate changes. Today, the most used ...
A Heart Artificial: Building the Foundation for the Development and Maintenance of In Vitro Tissue Mimetic Cardiovascular Models (2015-05-20)Given the prevalence of cardiovascular disorders and the distinct lack of significant repair mechanisms within cardiovascular systems, effective therapy for long-term treatment of cardiovascular degeneration remains a ...
Synthesis and Structure-Property Relationships of a Few Fluoride Compounds: (I) Mixed-Metal Fluorocarbonates and (Ii) a Reduced Niobium Oxyfluoride (2015-04-27)This dissertation focuses on the synthesis and structure-property relationships of new complex metal fluorides of (i) alkaline-metal lead fluorocarbonates, alkaline-metal magnesium fluorocarbontes and (ii) a reduced niobium ...
Defining Anti-Tumorigenic and Anti-Inflammatory Effects Mediated By Estrogen Receptor Beta In Colon Epithelial Cells (2015-04-23)Despite its slow development and our capacity for early detection using endoscopy, colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Epidemiological studies indicate a role for estrogen ...
Traditional versus Non-Traditional School Management: an Exploratory Analysis of the Impact on High School Students’ Academic Achievement (2017-08-14)Background: This study was a quantitative effort noting the rise in school choice, linking graduation rates to smaller instructional class sizes, differentiated instruction and college. Purpose: This quantitative study ...