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 2013

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Pharmacological studies of compounds targeting glutamate transporter 1 for the attenuation of alcohol-drinking behavior in alcohol preferring rats, Hasan Alhaddad

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The role of Jewish women as primary organizers of the Minsk Ghetto resistance during the World War II German occupation, Phillip Alloy

Natural products-inspired synthesis and biological evaluation of bioactive agents, Jehad S. Almaliti

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Risk and protective factors for suicidal behaviors in Mexican youth : evidence for the interpersonal theory of suicide, Maria Gabriela Alvarado

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Impact of DNA structure and Aeropyrum pernix single-strand DNA binding protein on oxidative damage to DNA, Nicholas J. Amato

Evaluation of conventional and alternative sanitation technologies using the life cycle assessment approach, Chirjiv Kaur Anand

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Constitutive modeling of superelastic shape memory alloys considering rate dependent non-mises tension-torsion behavior, Masood Taheri Andani

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Development of an intervertebral cage using additive manufacturing with embedded NiTi hinges for a minimally invasive deployment, Walter Bradley Anderson

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Praxialism : a philosophical foundation of multicultural education in a democratic society, Philemon O. Anosike

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Community-based optimal scheduling of smart home appliances incorporating occupancy error, Ernest Ansu-Gyeabour

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Ice prevention or removal of Veteran's Glass City Skyway cables, SeyedAli ArbabzadeganHashemi

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The separation principle : a principle for programming language design, Kris A. Armstrong

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Environmental impacts on the development and dune activity of Oxbow Lake along the southwest coast of Lake Michigan at Saugatuck, Michigan USA, Kira Joy Baca

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The effects of chronic ankle instability and change in visual focus on sensorimotor control in the lower extremity during a drop-landing, Lindsay M. Baic

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A model for domain-specific regulation of src kinase by alpha-1 subunit of Na/K-ATPase, Moumita Banerjee

A model for domain-specific regulation of src kinase by alpha-1 subunit of Na/K-ATPase, Moumita Banerjee

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Mobilization nation : mass movements in the People's Republic of China, Melvin L. Barnes

Biochemical saccharification of ionic liquid pretreated biomass : an examination of treatment parameters and enzyme requirements, Christopher James Barr

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Voice and image encryption, and performance analysis of counter mode advanced encryption standard for WiMAX, Srinivasa Rao Basavarasu

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From Cuba to Ybor City : race, revolution, nationalism and Afro-Cuban identity, Elizabeth Becker

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Snapshots : a phenomenological look at adult specialists in the field of gifted education, Kimberly M. Berman

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Impact of nicotine and PPARδ-agonist on human mesenchymal stem cells., Samerna Bhat

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The surficial geology of Fulton County, Ohio : insight into the Late Pleistocene-Early Holocene glaciated landscape of the Huron-Erie Lake Plain, Fulton County Ohio, USA, Joseph D. Blockland

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Validation of the Mental Health Recovery Measure as a clinical assessment, Megan N. Bodine

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Meanings to rehabilitation nurses when institutionalized older persons fall or a fall is prevented, Amy J. Bok

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Effects of hip rehabilitation intervention on dynamic postural control and self-reported ankle impairment in patients with chronic ankle instability, Samantha Boland

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Development of a total sustainability assessment methodology for manufacturing facilities applying the six sigma approach, Elliot Paul Boldt

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A comparison of strength, ROM, laxity, and static and dynamic postural control between ankle copers and patients with chronic ankle instability, Heather A. Boley

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Preparation and evaluation of pluronic lecithin organogel containing ricinoleic acid for transdermal drug delivery, Sindhu Prabha Bonam

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Cost utility analysis of balloon kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty in the treatment of vertebral compression fractures in the United States, Mrudula S. Borse

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The connection between post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide behavior : what links post-traumatic stress disorder to suicide?, Kristine Brown

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Characteristics of the unionid community and habitat in a power plant thermal plume in western Lake Erie, Nicholas Bryan

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Optimization of pedicle screw depth in the lumbar spine :biomechanical characterization of screw stability and pullout strength, Laura E. Buckenmeyer

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An examination of contributing factors to star excursion balance test in individuals with and without chronic ankle instability, Sara E. Carey

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Effects of low bioavailable nitrogen and phosphorus on cyanobacteria dynamics in eutrophic Lake Erie, Justin D. Chaffin

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Retrospective program evaluation of a domestic violence curriculum, Hasmik Chakaryan

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The influence of ownership on hospital board governance and strategic cost management, Kathryn J. Chang

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A cross-cultural investigation of group stereotypes, Xinni Chan

Drug targets to improve the outcome of hormonal adjuvant therapy in breast and prostate cancers, Venkatesh Vasu Chari

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Leading healthcare transformation : how top performing teaching hospitals successfully manage change in the new healthcare landscape, J Seth Chatfield

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Robust and secure spectrum sensing in cognitive radio networks, Changlong Chen

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The formulation and evaluation of orally disintegrating tablets : diphenhydramine HC1, Stephanie M. Chillas

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The role of trophic factors and other drugs in the treatment of Huntington's disease in R6/2 mouse model, Jessica Ciesler

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Development and optimization of an integrated Faraday modulator and compensator design for continuous polarimetric glucose monitoring, Brandon William Clarke

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Neuromuscular consequences following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, Amy E. Clements

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Explaining the role of emotional valence in children's memory suggestibility, Travis Conradt

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Changes in default mode network connectivity in the months following a motor vehicle collision, Andrew S. Cotton

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Child well-being within multiple partner fertility, Lisa Crist

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Design of microwave front-end narrowband filter and limiter components, Lee W. Cross

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The impact of computer-based assignments on student motivation to complete homework assignments for sixth-grade students, Mary Ann Cyr

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Spectroscopic ellipsometry studies of thin film a-Si:H solar cell fabrication by multichamber deposition in the n-i-p substrate configuration, Lila Raj Dahal

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A study of the impact of default management practices and other factors on student loan default rates in public two-year community colleges+A462, Randell W. Daniels

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Application of GIS in visualization and assessment of ambient air quality for SO2 in Lima Ohio, Farzana Danish

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Four-year college choice considerations among high-achieving lower-income community college students in Michigan, Dilip A. Das

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Development of a quality assurance procedure for dose volume histogram analysis, David A. Davenport

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A new era of observational capability at Ritter Observatory : spectropolarimetry from exoplanets to circumstellar disks and beyond, James W. Davidson

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Economic feasibility and environmental analysis of a municipal food waste collection and anaerobic digestion program model, Adam Dellinger

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Sentence length and recidivism : are longer incarcerations the solution to high rates of reoffending?, Christopher R. Dennison

The effect of head restraint material properties, initial backset, and T1 acceleration magnitude on the risk of whiplash injury : a finite element study, Dhanvin Sunil Desai

Synthesis and properties of silver magic-number clusters, Anil Desireddy

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Investigating mechanical strain-induced phenotypic changes on prostate cancer cell toward metastasis using a three-dimensional in-vitro model, Maggie J. Ditto

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Influence of externally applied moments and loads on knee kinematics : a cadaveric study of single- and multi-axis loading of the knee, Richard C. Ditto

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The relationship between policies, practices and institutional trends in the awarding of doctoral degrees to Hispanic students, Rosalinda C. Dunlap

Investigating the mechanism of p53 repression of Gfi1 and the mechanism of Gfi1 involvement in lymphomagenesis, Pei Du

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Exploring issues of language ownership amongst Latino speakers of ESL, Olivia Nedorezov Edelman

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A comparative image quality analysis between multi-slice computed tomography and cone beam computed tomography for radiation treatment planning purposes, David A. Fentner

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An experimental analysis of auxetic folded cores for sandwich structures based on origami tessellations, Tara Findley

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The immediate effects of electromyographic biofeedback on corticomotor excitability of the quadriceps in healthy individuals, David II Florea

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Predictors of self-injurious behaviors : a person by situation analysis of health-compromising behavior, Stephanie Lane Fowler

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The relationship between school mobility and the acquisition of early literacy skills, Amy C. Franco

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A BIST architecture for testing LUTs in a Virtex-4 FPGA, Priyanka Gadde

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Graph partitioning algorithms for minimizing inter-node communication on a distributed system, Srimanth Gadde

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The preparation and characterization of poloxamer-based temperature-sensitive hydrogels for topical drug delivery, Sarath Chandra Gandra

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Identifying pharmacist's [i.e., pharmacists'] perception, knowledge and perceived barriers towards providing care to patients taking antipsychotics, Neha Gangal

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Factors associated with primary medication non-adherence and its effect on health service utilization among Medicare beneficiaries with cardiovascular disease, Nilesh Gangan

The pro-survival functions of soluble guanylyl cyclase alpha-1 (sGCa1) and zinc finger protein 280B (ZNF280B) in prostate cancer, Shuai Gao

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Parallel and distributed implementation of a multilayer perceptron neural network on a wireless sensor network, Zhenning Gao

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Study of dosimetric and thermal properties of a newly developed thermo-brachytherapy seed for treatment of solid tumors, Bhoj R. Gautam

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Development of graphene based gas sensors, Madhav Gautam

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Effect of acute heat stress on nutrient uptake by plant roots, Anju Giri

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A contrastive study of the speech act of refusal :Iranian ESL learners and native English speaking Americans, Narges Kazemi Gol

Design and simulation of a single-hinge and adaptive ankle foot orthoses based on superelasticity of shape memory alloys, Morteza Gorzinmataee

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Latinos in American schools, Erin Leigh Green

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A comparison of various interpolation techniques for modeling and estimation of radon concentrations in Ohio, Jayaram Gummadi

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Monitoring of bird movement via marine radar in the western basin of Lake Erie, Vamshi Krishna Gummalla

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Structural analysis of macromolecular complexes using electrospray ionization mass spectrometry based approaches, Jingshu Guo

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The contribution of ammonia to methamphetamine neurotoxicity, Laura E. Halpin

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Development of a comprehensive linac-based quality assurance program for a retrofitted micro-MLC SRS system, George H. Hancock

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Quantum chemical study of molecular recognition in protein-ligand complexes, Yaohua Han

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Neuropeptides amplify and focus the monoaminergic inhibition of nociception in Caenorhabditis elegans, Vera M. Hapiak

Evolutionary, biogeographic, and population genetic patterns of walleye and other sander : relationships across continents, corridors, and spawning sites, Amanda E. Haponski

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The impact of institutional support services, policies, and programs on the completion and graduation of African American students enrolled at select two-year colleges in Ohio, Martino Harmon

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Implications of self for content and process models of stereotypes, Heather Haught

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Identifying common genes from rheumatoid arthrisis, systemic lupus, multiple sclerosis and Sjögren's Syndrome by pooling existing microarray data, Eric Haynes

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Dosimetric verification of respiratory-gated radiation therapy using a dynamic phantom for commissioning the Varian real-time position management system, Nichole L. Hill

Design and development of an intra-ventricular assistive device for end stage congestive heart failure patients : conceptual design, Milad Hosseinipour

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Recruitment strategies aiming to attract females into undergraduate engineering programs : examining their role and use, Julie Anne Howenstine

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Image-guided adaptive radiation therapy : retrospective study and assessment of clinical workflow, Jason Michael Hudson

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Rho GTPase signaling modulates neurotransmission in Caenorhabditis elegans, Shuang Hu

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Predicting fate and transport of fecal bacteria through soils using an advection-dispersion model, Ryan Walter Jackwood