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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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

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A study of control systems for brushless DC motors, Omar Mohammed

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Synthesis and characterization of phase-pure copper zinc tin sulfide (Cu2ZnSnS4) nanoparticles, Bradley Michael Monahan

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An investigation of high school teachers' epistemic beliefs in an urban district, Richard Thomas Montgomery II

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Roles of primary cilia in cardiovascular and renal physiology, Brian Muntean

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Biomedical applications of magnesium phosphate nanoparticles, Maryam Nabiyouni

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Sensor-less control of shape memory alloy using artificial neural network and variable structure controller, Pavanesh Narayanan

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Sensory input and mental imagery in second language acquisition, Sultana Mahbuba Nargis

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Advances in analytical and numerical dispersion modeling of pollutants releasing from an area-source, Praneeth Nimmatoori

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Acoustic monitoring of the main suspension cables of the Anthony Wayne Bridge, Kushal Niroula

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Monitoring of surface grinding process using acoustic emission (AE) with emphasis on cutting fluid selection, Tejas V. Nisal

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Optogenetic tools for in-vitro neurophysiology, Olivia Rose Norman

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If it is going to get done, we will have to do it ourselves : African American women activists, 1830-1896, Vita Renee Norrils

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Biochemical characterization of Trypanosoma cruzi prolyl-tRNA synthetase, Paul Sifuna Oshule

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Exploring a distinct element method approach for coupled chemo-mechanical mechanisms in geomaterials, Sadrish Panthi

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A case study of preschool children exhibiting prosocial and empathic behaviors during sociodramatic play, Parvin Parsai

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Preparation and characterization of insulin loaded calcium alginate nanoparticles, Kush Patel

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Development and evaluation of a biopolymer based ceftriaxone sodium oral formulation, Nachiket Patel

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Analysis and loss estimation of different multilevel DC-DC converter modules and different proposed multilevel DC-DC converter systems, Sandeep Patil

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Nanoparticle-aided radiation therapy : micro-dosimetry and evaluation of the mediators producing biological damage, Nava R. Paudel

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Eigenfunctions of composition operators on Bloch-type spaces, Bhupendra Paudyal

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Firearm violence in the African American community : African American legislators' perceptions of firearm violence prevention legislation, Erica D. Payton

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The efficacy of educating medical students on how to identify and report suspected child maltreatment, Heather L. Pelletier

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A study of the factors that influence community college instructors' adoption of course management systems, Jeffrey D. Peters

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The Soviet Union through German eyes : Wehrmacht identity, Nazi propaganda, and the Eastern Front War, 1941-1945, Justin Thomas Pfeifer

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Children with autism spectrum disorders and violent media, Jacquelyn N. Pidruzny

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The effects of different exercise intensities on glucoregulatory response, Angela Pietras

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Analytical hierarchy process in pavement management systems, James M. Pietrzycki

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A study of the influence undergraduate experiences have on student performance on the graduate management admission test, Von Roderick Plessner

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The impact of FoxO1 on skeletal muscle protein synthesis, Rachael Ann Potter

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Fish migration as an ecosystem linkage between Lake Erie and its tributaries, Jeremy Joseph Pritt

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A national longitudinal study of the influence of federal student aid on time to associate-degree attainment, Ann Hartle Proudfit

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Design and testing of a minimally invasive blood clot removal device constructed with elements of superelastic nitinol, Andrew James Puffer

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Neuroprotective potential of Withania somnifera in cerebral ischemia, Aparna Raghavan

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Optimizing mechanical stiffness of shape memory and superelastic alloys by introducing engineering porosity, Rasool Rahmanian

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Characterization and design of spiral frequency steerable acoustic transducers, Rohan Repale

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An automated method of identifying the location of agricultural field drainage tiles in northwest Ohio, Elaine P. Reynolds

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Impact localization using Lamb wave and spiral FSAT, Nischal Rimal

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Computerized 3D modeling and simulations of patient-specific cardiac anatomy from segmented MRI, Jordan Ringenberg

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Understanding the mechanisms of decay : interactive effects of litter chemistry, the microbial community, and nitrogen availability, Zachary L. Rinkes

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A first language in second language writing, Kevin Risner

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Human resource professionals and workplace bullying : a systems approach to performance improvement intervention in criminal justice agencies, Matthew Elwood Ritzman

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Normative influence on consumer evaluations and intentions and the moderating role of self-regulatory capacity, Lindsay R. Roberts

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The energy, greenhouse gas emissions, and cost implications of municipal water supply and wastewater treatment, Thelma Rodriguez-Winter

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A theoretical study of bulk and surface diffusion processes for semiconductor materials using first principles calculations, Jason Lorenz Roehl

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Children's memory for a dyadic conversation after a one-week or a three-week delay, Monica L. Rohrabaugh

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Exposure evaluation and control of acetone in a plastination laboratory, Skylar Lee Rohrs

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Development of novel magnesium phosphate bone cement, Niloufar Rostami

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A room for history : professionalizing the archives room at Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital to create the Toledo State Hospital Museum, Emily Ruckel

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Role of complement regulatory protein properdin in complement activation on platelets and in the formation of platelet-leukocyte aggregates, Gurpanna Saggu

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The role of base excision repair and mismatch repair proteins in the processing of cisplatin interstrand cross-links, Akshada S. Sawant

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Effects of Na/K-ATPase and its ligands on bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell differentiation, Moustafa Sayed

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The physiological and behavioral responses of yellow perch to hypoxia, Betsy L. Bodamer Scarbro

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The effect of FoxO1 on glycemic control and skeletal muscle glucose uptake and lipid metabolism, Evan Epstein Schick

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HDAC mediated integration of NF-kB transcriptional regulation, Lindsay Marie Schreiner

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Determinants of healthcare professionals' self-efficacy to resolve conflicts that occur among interprofessional collaborative teams, Martha E. Sexton

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Finite element modeling and damage evaluation of annulus fibrosus, Narjes Momeni Shahraki