This collection contains over 2,000 theses and dissertations completed by students at The University of Toledo (and former Medical College of Ohio) from 1999 to the present as part of their master's and doctoral degree requirements. Coverage is selective from 1999 to 2009 when electronic submission was optional. A limited number of undergraduate honors theses are also included.

Click here for all theses and dissertations at the University of Toledo Libraries, including those in print.

The Canaday Center holds master's theses from 1918 to 1965 and more recent theses and dissertations from 2000 through 2009. Patrons visiting the Center can access them in the Center's Reading Room, but cannot check them out.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The effect of reduced self-control resources on risk preferences depends on task characteristics, Ryan J. Corser

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Temperature dependence of current transport in metal-SWNT structures, Robert Daine

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Positive and negative regulators of tumorigenesis and/or metastasis, Ila J. Datar

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Formulation, characterization and evaluation of paclitaxel loaded solid lipid nanoparticles prepared by temperature modulated solidification technique, Ameya Abhay Deshpande

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Life cycle assessment of rainwater harvesting systems at building and neighborhood scales and for various climatic regions of the U.S., Jay P. Devkota

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Acoustic emission (AE) monitoring of the milling process with coated metal carbide inserts using TRIM C270 cutting fluid, Aditya Dhulubulu

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Estimation of stormwater runoff mitigation in Lucas County, Ohio using SWMM modeling and GIS analysis, Anthony Thomas Dietrich

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A case study on science teacher leadership to address diversity and equity through professional development, Nithya Doraiswamy

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Examining the moderating effects of anger between the latent factors of posttraumatic stress disorder and depression, Tory A. Durham

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The impact of high school exit exams and other predictors on college readiness : a national study, Felisa R. Eafford

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Examination of the validity of the Thought and Perception Assessment System : a behavioral measure of psychotic symptoms, Joshua J. Eblin

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Neuromuscular measures in female patients with knee osteoarthritis : a pilot study, Devon M. Eley

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Development of novel computational algorithms for localization in wireless sensor networks through incorporation of Dempster-Shafer evidence theory, Colin P. Elkin

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Healthcare operations management : models for improving productivity, scheduling and quality, Aber Elsaleiby

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Studies on the total synthesis of a new largazole analogue as a potential histone deacetylase inhibitor, Robert Liam Farrell

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An application of sustainable lean and green strategy with a six sigma approach on a manufacturing system, Shila Sadat Fatemi Firozabadi

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Characterization and modeling of self-assembled monolayers for antifouling and mediatorless biosensors, Hamid Feyzizarnagh

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Quality of life of people who stutter, Emily Figliomeni

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Diversity and social justice in teacher education accreditation standards : 1995 to 2013, Joshua C. Francis

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Recruitment and retention : the influence of general music teachers methodology on secondary music ensembles, Julianna Ellen Frost

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Carbohydrate-based synthetic methodology and polymer development, Vishwanath Venkatesh Gaitonde

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Information points and optimal discharging speed : effects on the saturation flow at signalized intersections, Lijun Gao

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Effect of negative thermal expansion material cubic ZrW2O8 on polycarbonate composites, Xiaodong Gao

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Effect of negative thermal expansion material cubic ZrW2O8 on polycarbonate composites, Xiaodong Gao

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"The key to all reform" : Mormon women, religious identity, and suffrage, 1887-1920, Amy L. Geis

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Biomechanical evaluation of facet bone dowels in the lumbar spine, Joel M. Gerber

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Effect of temperature on phosphorus release from anoxic western Lake Erie sediments, Kenneth J. Gibbons

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Flow investigation in spacers of membrane modules, Ravikumar Gogar

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Spatial and temporal trends in thermal structure and oxygen depletion in western Lake Erie, Phoenix C. Golnick

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The role of orai-mediated Ca2+ entry in migration in a gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumor model, Priyodarshan Goswamee

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Explicitly and implicitly assessed personality traits of practicing clinicians, Robert A. Graceffo

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The limit of resolution and detectability of the ArcCHECK QA Phantom in small field volumetric modulated arc therapy and stereotactic radiosurgery quality assurance, Tara M. Gray

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Influencing reading engagement of recidivistic youth by using the graphic novel, Frederick T. Guy III

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Chinese heritage language school teachers' pedagogical belief and practice of the contextualized language instruction, Yue Gu

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Drosophila hook-related protein (Girdin) is essential for sensory dendrite maintenance, Andrew Ha

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Effects of ß-lactam compounds on GLT1 and xCT expression levels as well as ethanol intake in alcohol-preferring rats, Alqassem Hakami

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Processing and evaluation of next generation oxygen carrier materials for chemical looping combustion, Mina Hamedi Rad

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Crack propagation analysis of a pre-stressed L-shaped spandrel parking garage beam, Seyedowjan Hashtroodi

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Good teachers are made and not just born : gifted and talented teachers' perspectives of effective teaching and teacher needs, Laila Ali Abu Hassoun

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Spectroscopic studies of doping and charge transfer in single walled carbon nanotubes and lead sulfide quantum dots, Neale O. Haugen

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Perceived risk and expected benefits impact social class differences in health risk behavior, Heather M. Haught

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Efficient production of plat-form [sic] organic acids from ligocellulosic and algal biomass carbohydrates, Shao Heng

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Ring oscillator based hardware Trojan detection, Tamzidul Hoque

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Aggregating form accuracy and percept frequency to optimize Rorschach perceptual accuracy, Sandra L. Horn

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The deglacial chronology of the Sturgis Moraine in South-Central Michigan and Northeast Indiana, Jennifer M. Horton

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Evidence for the interpersonal theory of suicide in a clinical sample in Mexico, Maria Gabriela Hurtado Alvarado

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Friction-stir riveting : mechanical testing of friction-stir riveting, Yuan Hu

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Socialism without Socialists : Egyptian Marxists and the Nasserist State, 1952-65, Derek A. Ide

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External verification analysis : a code-independent approach to verifying unsteady partial differential equation solvers, Daniel Ingraham

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Response to pneumococcal-polysaccharide vaccine PPV23 in HIV-positive individuals, Anita Sridhar Iyer

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Implementation of GNSS/GPS navigation and its attacks in UAVSim testbed, Farha Jahan

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The effects of captioned video on learning English idiomatic expressions among ESL learners in the advance level, Asieh Jahanyfard

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A visual screen for centriolar mutants in Drosophila melanogaster, Thomas J. Janowicz

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Cyber security threat analysis and attack simulation for unmanned aerial vehicle network, Ahmad Y. Javaid

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Effects of elevated carbon dioxide and chronic warming on nitrogen (N) uptake and assimilatory proteins of tomato roots provided different forms of inorganic N (nitrate and ammonium), Dileepa M. Jayawardena

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JAK2 tyrosine kinase phosphorylates and is negatively regulated by the centrosomal protein ninein, Jennifer Jay

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Essays on biopharmaceutical supply chains, Marouen Ben Jebara

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Internet-based motivational interviewing : factors influencing the impact of a brief motivational intervention on college students' awareness of weight-related risk, Melissa A. Jensen

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Modelling of GaN power switches, Sreeram Jogi

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An automated approach to agricultural tile drain detection and extraction utilizing high resolution aerial imagery and object-based image analysis, Richard A. Johansen

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A methodology to analyze surface recombination velocity and other properties of Cadmium Telluride using time resolved photoluminescence, Brady A. Johnson

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Invariant Riemannain metrics on four-dimensional Lie group, Manoj B. Karki

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Sobolev gradient semi-flows & applications to nonlinear problems, Ramesh Karki

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Synthesis and study of MUC1-based anti-tumor vaccines, Partha Karmakar

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Synthesis of complex ortho-allyliodoarenes via reductive iodonio-Claisen rearrangement and total synthesis of antitumor antibiotic derhodinosylurdamycin A, Hem Raj Khatri

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Multichannel spectroscopic ellipsometry for CdTe photovoltaics : from materials and interfaces to solar cells, Prakash Koirala

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Addressing the social, emotional, and academic needs of gifted high school students, Elizabeth A. Kregel

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An experimental and theoretical analysis of additive manufacturing and injection molding, Connor Kress

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Exploring learning progressions of new science teachers, Kelsy Marie Krise

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Blood flow and oxygenation dynamics as a result of human skeletal muscle stretching, Nicholas T. Kruse

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Donor perceptions of cultivation and stewardship at Lourdes University, Brittanie Elizabeth Kuhr

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Study of power and renewable systems modeling and simulation tools, Yogesh Kumar

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The effects of cryotherapy on quadriceps corticomotor excitability in patients with anterior knee pain, Robert Kunisch

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Forgiveness and depression among adolescents, Kateryna Kuzubova

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African-American males drug trafficking behaviors : implications for curriculum development, Diana M. Labiche

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Nature inspired Discrete Integer Cuckoo Search algorithm for optimal planned generator maintenance scheduling, Srinivasan Lakshminarayanan

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An oral dosage form of ceftriaxone sodium using enteric coated sustained release calcium alginate beads, Darshan Lalwani

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Neglecting the predictions of others : the effects of base rate neglect and interhemispheric interaction on the above and below average effects, Michael Douglas Lanning

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The effect of eccentric exercise with blood flow restriction on muscle damage, neuromuscular activation, and microvascular oxygenation, Jakob Del Lauver

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The AIB interneurons are modulated by excitatory and inhibitory signaling pathways to shape aversive behaviors in response to 1-octanol, Robert Layne

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An evaluation of changes in cognitive appraisal and emotion regulation in the treatment of PTSD in individuals with severe mental illness, Alisha Lee

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Does dental hygiene student engagement while enrolled in the dental hygiene program influence academic achievement?, Susan M. Leiken

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Structural and enzymatic studies of essential enzymes in mycobacterium tuberculosis, Jared J. Lindenberger

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Multiple random slope and fixed intercept linear regression models for pavement condition forecasting, Xiaojun Lin

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The referent can obscure performance : requiring young children to use their own bodies impedes their use of 2D human line drawings as self-representations, Nicole Elizabeth Lytle

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A user subroutine to be used with ABAQUS to solve biphasic contact problems, Chase Maag

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Evaluation of a MapCHECK2(TM) diode array for high dose rate brachytherapy quality assurance, Nathaniel John Macey

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Multimodal interface integrating eye gaze tracking and speech recognition, Onkar Mahajan

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Novel neurotrophic and neuroprotective properties of the BBB-permeable polysaccharide, Midi-GAGR, Vishruti Makani

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A case study on how teaching in a one-to-one setting with the iPad is aligned with the TPACK framework, Kristina D. Malik

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Theoretical and experimental studies on simultaneous-isomerization and reactive-extraction followed by back-extraction based process of biomass hydrolysate sugars, Kelly Renee Marbaugh

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Faculty members' best practice standards in the design of higher education online courses, Henry J. Marshall Jr

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A phenomenological study examining the experience of first-generation, African-American female students attending a community college, Wendy Mason-Mathews

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Biochemical and structural studies of CLOCK, BMAL1, nocturnin and BorF, Zheng Ma

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The role of recreation therapy protocols in cancer treatment and survivor quality of life, Josie Mazza

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A national study of racial/ethnic differences in end-of-life care planning : an application of the Integrated Behavioral Model, Colette McAfee

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The role of antioxidant enzymes in the induction of phagocytic activation by dichloroacetate and trichloroacetate mixtures in mice, Kyle Douglas McIntosh

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Role of transcription factor MITF and SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling enzymes subunit BRG1 in the regulation of pathological cardiac hypertrophy, Gaurav Mehta

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Descriptive cases of gifted Indian American students and their families, Karen J. Micko

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The degree attainment of Black students : a qualitative study, La Tarsha M. Miller