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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Teacher beliefs about scholarship in education : a measure to inform professional development programming, William D. Miller

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All made-up : the hyperfeminization of fat women, Sarah K. Millimen

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A sensor for ice monitoring on bridge superstructures, Clinton J. Mirto

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Cooperative localization in cellular networks, Thabet Mismar

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Performance analysis of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) and bandwidth extension using Carrier Aggregation (CA), Sandesh Modhe

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Cellular function and structure of primary cilia, Ashraf M. Mohieldin

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Fatigue behavior and modeling of short fiber reinforced polymer composites, Seyyedvahid Mortazavian

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Stellar populations in nearby merging galaxies, Alexander J. Mulia

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PUF based FPGAs for hardware security and trust, Muslim Mustapa

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A context-aware approach to Android memory management, Srinivas Muthu

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Application of polymeric ionic liquid solid-phase microextraction sorbent coatings and ionic liquid stationary phases for liquid and multidimensional gas chromatographic techniques, Ali Najafi

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Middle school mathematics teachers' understanding of culturally relevant and responsive teaching practices : a qualitative study, Winnifred Namatovu

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Time bounded localization in mobile wireless sensor network, Mona Nasseri

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Antecedents and triple bottom line consequences of green supply chain strategy, David McClain Nelson

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Economic and environmental evaluation of the EM-Ferro plastic sorting technology, Omid Nematshahi

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The evaluation of supervision among school counseling internship supervisors, Leslie Neyland

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A study of deterioration in ride quality on Ohio's highways, Vincent Laphang Ng

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Positional mapping for blood pressure loci on rat chromosome 9, Ying Nie

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The influence of competition on retail firm location : theory and measurement, Isabelle M. Nilsson

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New method of scheduling to enhance the reliability and efficiency of the high tech and sensitive industries, Seyedehfarzaneh Nojabaei

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Importance of the a,ß-unsaturated ketone in methuosis-inducing compounds, Jennifer Offenbacher

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Teaching of civic education in the classroom- a model for reading and writing, Stephen Ohene-Larbi

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Pneumococcal vaccination in aging HIV-infected individuals, Jennifer A. Ohtola

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Effect of random particle size distribution on the percolation threshold of composites, Adekola Oladewa

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The role of tyrosyl phosphorylated PAK1 in the synergetic effect of estrogen and prolactin in breast cancer cells, Peter Oladimeji

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The economic impact of a pharmacy-based hybrid medication adherence model in patients with metabolic syndrome, Kevin Edward Omerza

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The influence self-efficacy and involvement have on student success, Angela M. Paprocki

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Developing a methodological framework for the analysis of perceptions : a case study of the national public opinion survey "The EU in the Eyes of Asia-Pacific", Peter P. Paprzycki

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Microwave assisted calcium phosphate coating of biomedical implant materials, Anthony N. Passero

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Performance of green stormwater infrastructure at the University of Toledo, Aishwarya Penmetcha

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Incorporating urban stormwater pollution from land occupation into life cycle impact assessment, Robert Phillips

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Examining Generalized Anxiety Disorder during social interactions : cardiac activity, and the influence of affect, Joanna I. Piedmont

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High resolution substitution mapping for genetic elements controlling blood pressure located on rat chromosomes 5 and 10, Resmi Pillai

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An isospectral flow for complex upper Hessenberg matrices, Krishna P. Pokharel

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Maximizing channel capacity based on antenna and MIMO channel characteristics and its application to multimedia data transmission, Andrew A. Pottkotter

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Computational simulation and analysis of mutations : nucleotide fixation, allelic age and rare genetic variations in population, Shuhao Qiu

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A case study of an Upward Bound program director at a Midwestern university, Anthony Quinn

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Evaluation of cumulative fatigue damage rules and application to additive manufactured (AM) materials, Mahdi Rajabpour

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Outcome differences in the wellness management and recovery program : a comparison of community mental health centers and consumer-operated service sites, Joseph A. Reed

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The implementation of a strategic plan at a small, private college in Michigan, Matthew C. Rheinecker

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Charge carrier processes in photovoltaic materials and devices : lead sulfide quantum dots and cadmium telluride, Paul Roland

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Hospital purchasing for implantable medical devices : a triadic perspective, Vafa Saboorideilami

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Spectroscopic ellipsometry studies of Ag and ZnO thin films and their interfaces for thin film photovoltaics, Deepak Sainju

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Chemistry and chemical engineering process for making PET from bio based monomers, Damian Adrian Salazar Hernandez

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Bactericidal efficacy of dielectric barrier discharge plasma on methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus and escherichia coli in vitro, Niloofar Sanaei

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Technology systems and practices in transportation and logistics : exploring the links toward competitive advantage in supply chains, Sarah E. Schafer

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ASHCAN : Nazis, generals and bureaucrats as guests at the Palace Hotel, Mondorf les Bains, Luxembourg, May-August 1945, Steven David Schrag

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Urban African American adolescents' transitions to schools in white suburbia : a phenomenological study, Nancy Parker Seay

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The effects of key motility and chemotaxis genes on Borrelia burgdorferi dissemination and evasion of immune clearance in murine tissues, Padmapriya Sekar

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Exploring the academic success of student veterans in higher education, Claire Semer

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Assessment of health-related quality of life, patient-reported mental health status and psychological distress based on the type of pharmacotherapy used among patients with depression, Drishti R. Shah

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Toward patient specific long lasting metallic implants for mandibular segmental defects, Narges Shayesteh Moghaddam

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The effect of a video feedback-supplemented ACL injury prevention program on lower extremity biomechanics during a cutting task, Kelsey Shearman

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Role of RNase L in inducing autophagy and regulating the crosstalk from autophagy to apoptosis, Mohammad Adnan Siddiqui

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Star cluster populations in the spiral galaxy M101, Lesley A. Simanton

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The U. S. News and World Report Rankings : an investigation into the perceptions of engineering deans regarding the survey and the rankings, Christine M. Smallman

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Mathematics teacher's experience with flipped learning : a phenomenographic approach, Sandra Speller

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Biospecimen RNA quality control in reverse-transcription, quantitative PCR (RT-qPCR) clinical tests, Lauren M. Stanoszek

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L-dopa and the serotonergic system, Branden J. Stansley

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Synthesis of a C5'-pseudouridinyl radical precursor, Matthew J. Starr

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The role of mixed lineage kinase 3 in MAVS-dependent signaling, Samantha Jean Stefl

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Effects of therapeutic exercise on functional performance, self-reported outcomes and physical activity in female patients with knee osteoarthritis, Bradley M. Stempky

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The influence of the college environment and student involvement on first-year academic self-concept, Brent Stocksdale

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A study of student perceptions on adaptive learning systems in college algebra and their effect on learning outcomes, Claire Stuve

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Effect of high intensity interval training (HIIT) on vascular function and insulin sensitivity, Shinichiro Sugiura

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Embodied cognition : the vicarious presentation effect, Jaclynn V. Sullivan

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Modeling, simulation, additive manufacturing, and experimental evaluation of solid and porous NiTi, Andani, Mohsen Taheri

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Efficient inference for periodic autoregressive coefficients with polynomial spline smoothing approach, Lin Tang

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Investigation of radiation protection methodologies for radiation therapy shielding using Monte Carlo simulation and measurement, Sean Tanny

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Predictors of nurses intentions to administer PRN opioid analgesics for pain relief to postoperative orthopedic patients in the acute care setting, Colleen Y. Taylor

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The effect of compression recovery pants on cycling performance, George Henry James Thorp

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A superelastic variable stiffness knee actuator for a knee-ankle-foot orthosis, Feng Tian

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Characteristics in female recreational runners with running related musculoskeletal injuries, Danielle M. Torp

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Complete trimethylation of lysine residues and its application to the quantitation of lysine methylation in histones using mass spectrometry, Steven Toth

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To investigate neuroprotective mechanism in female brain, Jatin Tulsulkar

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The dosimetric importance of six degree of freedom couch end to end quality assurance for SRS/SBRT treatments when comparing intensity modulated radiation therapy to volumetric modulated arc therapy, Vincent Michael Ulizio

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Achievement goal orientations, cognitive learning strategy use, and continued professional learning plans of first-year occupational therapy assistant students, A. Lynne Umbarger

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Flash pyrolysis and fractional pyrolysis of oleaginous biomass in a fluidized-bed reactor, Brook Urban

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A methodological investigation of double filter by frequency theory as applied to lateralized decision making : risky choice, attribute, and goal framing, Raymond P. Voss

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Latino perspectives of mental health recovery : a grounded theory analysis, Kristin Y. Walstad

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Static mixing spacers for heat transfer improvement application in air cooled steam condensers, Scott B. Wedding

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Development and consolidation of the University of Toledo Greek life governing councils : 1915-2006, Alexandra Marie White

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Synthesis and study of silver molecular nanoparticles, Sameera M. Wickramasinghe

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ESL student recognition of and attitudes towards American regional dialects, Brittany M. Widney

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The evaluation of neurotrophic factor's ability to prevent induced cell death in a PC12 cell based Huntington's Disease model, Alexander S. Wisner

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Localization-based secret key agreement for wireless network, Qiang Wu

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Learning to communicate in a virtual world : the case of a JFL classroom, Kasumi Yamazaki

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Development of strategies in protein crystallization for structure determination, Alakananda Yanna

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Inverse modeling : theory and engineering examples, Rahul Rama Swamy Yarlagadda

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Theoretical-experimental study of fluid delivery and heat management in grinding, Guoxu Yin

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Electroactive polymer films in chemical analysis, Joshua A. Young

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Synthesis and characterization of A2Mo3O12 materials, Lindsay Kay Young

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Evaluating risk of injury to the lower extremity in collegiate football athletes using clinical screening tools and BMI, William T. Yungtum

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Serotonin modulates a calcium-driven negative feedback loop in a C. elegans nociceptor, Jeffrey A. Zahratka

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Localization and distribution of primary cilia in adult mouse heart, Ali Zarban

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Cybersecurity and reliability of electric power grids in an interdependent cyber-physical environment, Yichi Zhang

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Harvesting microalgae-development of a short residence time method using rapid-response temperature-sensitive semi-IPN hydrogels, Xiaofei Zhao

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Stereoselective synthesis of 2-deoxy glycosides via anomeric O-alkylation, Danyang Zhu

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English language learners epistemic beliefs about vocabulary knowledge, Nathan E. Ziegler

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Transportation asset valuation, Dixhant Acharya