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 2014

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A National study on the role of community colleges in the implementation of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 : perceptions of state association chief executives, Andrew Allen Cox

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Between biology and sociality : an evolutionary perspective on linguistic modularity, Matthew Cushing

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A Verification of deformable dose and treatment planning software in the evaluation of dose to targets and normal structures in SBRT patients, Adam M. Dalhart

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A comparative analysis for verification of IMRT and VMAT treatment plans using a 2-D and 3-D diode array, Michael Joseph Dance

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Feminist empiricism and the livestock industry, Kasandra L. David

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A qualitative case study on the functional role of the Chief Mission Officer within the organizational structure of a Catholic higher education institution : a strategy to preserve the integrity of institutional mission and identity, Fidelis Teresa D'Cunha

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A case study on how preschool children play : comparing parental beliefs and preschoolers' home technology use, Lori M. DeShetler

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Cardiac Na/K-ATPase in ischemia-reperfusion injury and cardioprotection, Qiming Duan

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Fabrication and characterization of organic solar cell nanocomposite materials, Ruozhu Duan

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Creating a new level-based composition placement test at a growing IEP, Jason A. Dunstan

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Difference over identity : overturning the paradigm of identity with Gilles Deleuze's differential ontology, Matthew G. Eckel

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Investigation of semitransparent Cu2O/ZnO based heterostructure diodes for memory and related applications, Ammaarah Haleemah El-Amin

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Evaluating efficiency of transportation infrastructure : effects and implications for the spatial economy, Jeffrey J. Eloff

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The influences of community college library characteristics on institutional graduation rates : a national study, Lindsay S. English

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An innovative approach to reduce ACL injury risk : a four-week real-time feedback intervention, Hayley Michelle Ericksen

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Geophysical mapping of concealed karst and conduits north of Bellevue, OH, Biniam H. Estifanos

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Optimal path planning and control of quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicle for area coverage, Jiankun Fan

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Power GaN FET testing, Shams Omar Faruque

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Structure and enzymatic characterization of mycobacterium tuberculosis transferases, Lorenza Favrot

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Perceptions of elementary school children's parents regarding sexuality education, Christine Marie Fisher

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Keep your dirty lights on : electrification and the ideological origins of energy exceptionalism in American society, Daniel A. French

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Reliability of measuring voluntary quadriceps activation using the burst superimposition and interpolated twitch techniques, Kimberly N. Frissora

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Measurements of land subsidence rates on the north-western portion of the Nile Delta using radar interferometry techniques, Joseph M. Fugate

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Training and supervisory experiences and challenges of international doctoral students in CACREP-accredited counselor education programs : acknowledging the voices of an unheard group, Heba Mohamed Mustafa Gaballah

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Development of bulky dipyrromethene complexes of aluminum, zinc and rhodium, Christopher G. Gianopoulos

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A Study of evaluation of optimal PTV margins for patients receiving prostate IGRT based on CBCT data dose calculation, Sukhdeep Kaur Gill

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Constructing pedagogical approaches among part-time community college faculty members : a grounded theory research study, Christopher M. Giordano

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Immunobiology of ICAM-1 in skeletal muscle growth processes, Qingnian Goh

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A statewide study of nursing faculty intent to leave academe : key influencing factors, Kathleen Ann Gravens

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"The heart of the battle is within" : politically and socially rightist and conservative women and the Equal Rights Amendment, Chelsea A. Griffis

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Community schools : catalyst for comprehensive neighborhood-based initiatives?, Michael R. Griswold

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Temperature variation effects on asynchronous PUF design using FPGAs, Swetha Gujja

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Effects of cardiotonic steroids and insulin on sodium pump signaling, Shalini Gupta

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Intertemporal choice and enrollment : exploring the influence of latency on enrollment yield within the recruitment funnel, Gregory A. Guzman

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Examination of something else as a response alternative in forced-choice questions, Ashley K. Hall

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Reducing verbal and physical aggression in elementary students with autism spectrum disorder using the Aggression Replacement Training Program, Emily L. Hayman

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Analysis of perceived integration of six principles of community and determination of relationship to crime, Karen L. Hoblet

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Rho-family GTPase signaling in the nervous system : an analysis of the C. elegans RhoGEF UNC-73, Alyssa N. Hoop

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Development of novel polymeric ionic liquid coatings for the analysis of genotoxic impurities and diverse organic compounds by solid-phase microextraction, Tien Duc Ho

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Enhancement of nanocrystalline zinc oxide based electronic gas sensor by surface modification, Yue Hou

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Micro- and nanogel formation through the ionic crosslinking of polyelectrolytes, Yan Huang

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Improved helicopter rotor performance prediction through loose and tight CFD/CSD coupling, Jacob Ickes

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Using the iPad in language learning : perceptions of college students, Ghada Itayem

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The evaluation of the hindered settling behavior of the ground calcium carbonate suspension, Raj Jain

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Development of parallel architectures for radar/video signal processing applications, Amin Jarrah

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Bootstrapping and separable Monte Carlo simulation methods tailored for efficient assessment of probability of failure of dynamic systems, Musarrat Jehan

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Regulation of calcium signaling by primary cilia and its role in polycystic kidney disease pathogenesis, Xingjian Jin

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College self-efficacy and campus climate perceptions as predictors of academic achievement in African American males at community college in the State of Ohio, Jacquelyn R. Jones

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A parametric study of micro atomizing nozzles on a rotary fuel slinger, Nicholas Scott Jones

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Understanding fundamentals of plasmonic nanoparticle self-assembly at liquid-air inteface, Chakra Prasad Joshi

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Synthesis of new clases of ionic liquids and polymeric ionic liquids and their aplications in microextraction techniques, Manishkumar Dilipkumar Joshi

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Non-hydrolytic sol-gel synthesis of tin sulfides, Rajvinder Kaur

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Ion-tagged phosphines for catalytic reactions in ionic liquids, Adam J. Keith

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Carbon single wall nanotubes : low barrier, Cu- free back contact to CdTe based solar cells, Rajendra R. Khanal

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Single side electrolytic in-process dressing (ELID) grinding with lapping kinematics of silicon carbide, Ahmed Bakr Khoshaim

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Core muscular endurance differences in recreational runners with a previous history of running-related musculoskeletal injuries and healthy runners, Aya Christine Kitagawa

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Evaluation of airborne particles at a local high school, Stephanie Klender

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Design, analysis, and experimental evaluation of a superelastic NiTi minimally invasive thrombectomy device, Michael J. Koludrovich

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Biomechanical evaluation of disc annular repair technology in human lumbar spine, Sarath C. Koruprolu

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Development of novel algorithms for localization in wireless sensor networks, Nuwan Rajika Kumarasiri

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Implementation of scientific community labratories and their effect on student conceptual learning, attitudes, and understanding of uncertainty, Adam Christopher Lark

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Ionically crosslinked polymer networks for underwater adhesion and long-term controlled release, Patrick G. Lawrence

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Alpha7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor : novel role in macrophage survival and murine atherosclerosis, Robert Hugh Lee

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Witnessing the work : defining the audience-artist relationship in the ethics of Simone de Beauvoir, Stephanie Marie Lee

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Determining clinical impairments that lead to changes in dynamic knee valgus following a 4-week feedback intervention, Caitlin Elisabeth Lefevre

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Immune response to Streptococcus pneumoniae polysaccharide vaccination and antigen-selected B cells in highly susceptible individuals, David Jason Leggat

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Acquisition and analysis of megavoltage linac beam transmission data for direct verification of photon spectra models in a treatment planning system, Dimitra Leheta

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Examining neural alterations as the origins of disability in patients following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, Adam S. Lepley

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Relative distance and the use of "this" and "that" and possible deictic response, Sandra L. Lewinski

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Implementing a math study skills course, Gregory S. Lewis

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Ice prevention and weather monitoring on cable-stayed bridges, Nutthavit Likitkumchorn

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Low-observable object detection and tracking using advanced image processing techniques, Meng Li

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Quantum theory of ion-atom interactions, Ming Li

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A career-counseling needs assessment of mothers in the criminal justice system : a test of Levinson's Theory, Sylvia Lindinger-Sternart

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Ethanol effect on three distinct types of ependymal cells and the intracellular calcium oscillation property, Tongyu Liu

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PhoR, PhoP and MshC : three essential proteins of mycobacterium tuberculosis, Erica Loney

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The role of retention time and soil depth on the survival and transport of Escherichia coli and Enterococcus spp. in biosolid-amended agricultural soil, Danielle Marie Long

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Cauliflower mosaic virus P6 protein interactions : a complex story, Lindy M. Lutz

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Phytoremediation of selected pharmaceuticals and their phytotoxicity to aquatic macrophytes, Renu Maharjan

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A flood-tidal delta complex, the Holocene/Pleistocene Boundary, and seismic stratigraphy in the Quaternary Section off the southern Assateague Island coast, Virginia, USA, Christopher A. Maike

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Elucidating the impact of transparent exopolymer particles (TEP) on desalination membrane processes, Peyman Peter Majidi

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Quantitative, qualitative and in vitro evaluation of solid lipid nanoparticles containing 5-fluorouracil, Mohamed Saleh Majrad

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Quantum theory of atomic and molecular structures and interactions, Constantinos Makrides

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Studies on the toxicity of mixtures of haloacetates and ethanol in AML-12 cells, Sukamto Salang Mamada

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Large scale synthesis of amphiphiles for biological use and analytical profile of polar extracts from mastic gum, Duane Joseph Mancini

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In vitro and in vivo study using chitosan microparticles with growth factors and antibiotics for bone tissue regeneration, Venkata Prasanna R. Mantripragada

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Factors that influence student athlete sense of belonging into Ohio Private Division II college campus culture, Jeremy John Marinis

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Model development and load analysis of an offshore wind turbine, Mohammad Masoomi

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Ankle function alterations following acute ankle sprains over a 14 day period, Michael Sean Patrick Mayes

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A national survey of superintendents' perceptions of condom availability in high schools, Lauren N. Maziarz

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An analysis of student preparedness factors that aid in satisfaction and retention in online courses and programs, Kellie Christine McGilvray

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Neuromuscular and musculoskeletal outcomes following arthroscopic partial meniscectomy or meniscal repair, Michelle M. McLeod

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A grounded theory investigation of public stigma, internalized stigma, and mental health recovery in the Wellness Management and Recovery program, David G. Medved

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Knee response during squats with heels up and down, Francis G. Metelues

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Effects of mean stress and stress concentration on fatigue behavior of ductile iron, Nicholas Meyer

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Transnational labor in the age of globalization : labor organizing at the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, Laurie Michaels

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Distance learning in the college mathematics classroom : perspectives of instructors and students, Christina Marie Bostdorff Miller

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A national study on student satisfaction with and importance of college environment variables as predictors of spring-to-spring retention, Karen C. Miller

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Contemporary play : an analysis of preschool discourse during play situations while using technology and while using traditional play materials, Christina M. Mirtes

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Data fusion of infrared, radar, and acoustics based monitoring system, Golrikh Mirzaei