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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Optoelectronic and defect properties in earth abundant photovoltaic materials : first-principle calculations, Tingting Shi

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Modified composite application to improve strength and ductility of structural components, Umesh Shahu Shrestha

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Estimating the benefits of trees in storm water management, Ravali Siddam

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Spatial modeling as a decision-making tool for invasive species management in the Great Lakes, Jennifer L. Sieracki

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A framework to evaluate the relationship between product complexity and organizational system outcomes : the effect of coordination mechanisms on firm performance, Ryan L. Skiver

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Problems reported by daughters in the first year of caring for parents with stroke : a secondary data analysis, Lisa Stephanie Sommer

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Identifying errors in ESL Writing, Rosemary Kathyrn Sorg

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Written corrective feedback in ELS : Strategies, approaches, influences and factors, Kaleena Spivey

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Love is not blind : eugenics, blindness, and marriage in the United States, 1840-1940, Marissa Leigh Slaugher Stalvey

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Passionate cognition : A perpceptual theory of emotion and the roled of the emotions in cognition, Walter Scott Stepanenko

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Effects of urban river rehabilitation structures on the fish community of the Ottawa River, Ohio, Aaron Dennis Svoboda

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Evaluating the effectiveness of brief motivational interviewing as an adjunct to health home services, Brittany Anne Tenbarge

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An examination of sensorimotor and mechanical factors contributing to posttraumatic ankle instability, Masafumi Terada

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A critical temperature threshold for early leaf litter decomposition and microbial enzyme activity, Heather Marie Thoman

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The influence of the college environment on the entrepreneurial intentions of students, Robert J. Trebar

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Relationships amongst gratitude, well-being and depression, John Patrick Van Dusen

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Interconnect modeling and lifetime failure detection in FPGAs using delay faults, Kavya Vittala

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The Influence of norms and self-regulatory depletion on eating behavior, Erin Alyssa Vogel

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Additive manufacturing towards the realization of porous and stiffness-tailored NiTi implants, Jason M. Walker

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A comprehensive technique for majority/minority logic synthesis with applications in nanotechnology, Peng Wang

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Evaluating the performance of the freight transportation system of the Great Lakes Region : an intermodal approach to routing and forecasting, Qifeng Wang

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Optimization models for network-level transportation asset preservation strategies, Shuo Wang

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Characterization of friction-stir riveting AA5754, Zixi Wang

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An exploratory study of teacher education students' experiences with an innovative literacy assessment and remediation course, Joanna Corinne Weaver

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Masking the bitter taste of injectable lidocaine HCl formulation for dental procedures, Yangjie Wei

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The effects of electromyographic biofeedback and therapeutic exercise on quadriceps neuromuscular function, Garrett Lynn Whitney

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Molecular insights into N-acetylaspartate metabolism in canavan disease, Yasanandana Supunsiri Wijayasinghe

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Using functional performance assessment tools to predict ankle injuries in high school football and basketball athletes, Sarah E. Wilhelm

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CXCL12 mediated regulation of the cytoskeletal regulator mDia2 formin induces amoeboid conversions and cellular plasticity in migrating human breast carcinoma cells, Meghan M. Wyse

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A study on novel methods to improve conductivity of carbon nanotube films, Yao Xie

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Security enhancement of secure USB debugging in Android system, Mingzhe Xu

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Pharmacological evaluation of a putative M5 antagonist at M1, M3 and M5 receptors, Teng Yan

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Sequential priming of neutrophils, Yi Yao

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A multiplex two-color real-time PCR method for quality-controlled molecular diagnostic testing of FFPE samples, Jiyoun Yeo

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Biochemical and structural studies of the circadian enzymes CLOCK and casein kinase 1, and indolotryptoline biosynthetic enzymes, Nicholas A. Zeringo

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Sustainable polycarbonate nanocomposites : impact of production method and composition, Wei Zhang

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Stability studies of MOMIPP, an inducer of methuosis, Zhaoqi Zhang

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Language learning through dialogs : mental imagery and parallel sensory input in second language learning, Yifan Zhao

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Chilled water storage for effective energy management in smart buildings, Wanyun Zhong

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Driving pattern generation for customized energy control strategy in hybrid electric vehicle applications, Qiujun Zhu

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The regulatory role of mixed lineage kinase 4 beta in MAPK signaling and ovarian cancer cell invasion, Widian F. Abi Saab

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Identification and characterization of a zebrafish gluathione s-transferase pi, Maryam S. Abunnaja

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Analysis and study of floating offshore wind turbines, Mehran Ahmadi

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Supply chain complexity, integrative network and competence practices for effective performance outcomes : research model and empirical test, Saad Alflayyeh

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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