This collection contains over 1,800 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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The evaluation of the hindered settling behavior of the never dried calcium carbonate suspension, Akshay Jain

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Using visual aids in the secondary language classroom : an action research study on the use of illustrations during TPRS instruction, Andrea Jakubowski

Design and development of potential therapeutic agents for use in hormone responsive cancers, Rachael Rene Jetson

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Reactive sputtering deposition and characterization of zinc nitride and oxy-nitride films for electronic and photovoltaic applications, Nanke Jiang

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Relaxation of PET orientation at temperatures below the glass transition, Brian M. Johnson

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Eyewitness testimony, false confessions, and human performance technology : an examination of wrongful convictions, Terry L. Johnson

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The effects of cryotherapy on quadriceps corticospinal excitability in patients with patellofemoral pain, Christopher D. Johnston

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Querying the church :Christian church leaders' perspectives on homosexuality, Aleiah Jones

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Biomechanical and finite element analyses of alternative cements for use in vertebral kyphoplasty, Andrew Donald Jones

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Preparation and evaluation of oil-in-water self-nanoemulsifying systems with potential for pulmonary delivery, Ashish Kalra

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Evaluating coverage models for emergency services : a case study of emergency siren placement in Lucas County, OH, Krithica Kantharaj

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Predicting adherence to aromatase inhibitor therapy in patients with breast cancer using protection motivation theory, Monita Karmakar

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Development of crash severity model for predicting risk factors in work zones for Ohio, Vanishravan Katta

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The fate of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus in a synthetic field turf system, Marcus Keller

Non-contact ACL injuries during landing : risk factors and mechanisms, Ata Kiapour

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Alternative energy and the developmental state in Ghana, Edwina Kofi-Opata

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Monte Carlo investigation on the effect of heterogeneities on strut adjusted volume implant (SAVI) dosimetry, Craig Koontz

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Is complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) used to combat medical costs? : a study of consumers, medical professionals, and a CAM practitioner, Keri A. Kovacsiss

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Vegetation on riprapped shorelines : implications for invertebrate communities and restoration of nearshore areas, Rachel Kuhaneck

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Smartphone spying : uncovering hidden dangers, Sally J. Kwapich

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ACE : agile, contingent and efficient similarity joins using MapReduce, Mahalakshmi Lakshminarayanan

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An investigation of the effects of interactive whiteboards as perceived by Ohio high school foreign language teachers, Julie Langan-Pérez

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An evaluation of monitoring and preservation techniques for the main cables of the Anthony Wayne Bridge, Kyle William Layton

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Historic patterns of deposition and biomagnification of mercury in selected wetland systems, Brenda Sue Leady

Activation of CD8+ cytotoxic T-lymphocytes against tumor cells using a TLRL-MUC1-Tn cancer vaccine, Kyunghee Lee

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Ghost hunting and a Moroccan forest : a geography of madness, Matthew Ryan Lehnert

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The characterization of dried aluminum hydroxide gel suspensions : particle size analysis and thermal analysis, Prathyusha Lella

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Naturally-occurring fusion between the regulatory and catalytic components of type IIP restriction-modification systems, Jixiao Liang

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Supply chain inventory management with multiple types of customers : motivated by Chinese pharmaceutical supply chains among others, Bo Li

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Effects of air vs. air+soil heating during a simulated heat wave on white oak (Quercus alba) and black oak (Quercus veluntina), Nicole E. Lightle

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Investigation of parents' involvement in minority language maintenance : case study of Chinese heritage learners' parents, Shikun Li

Engineering of novel task-specific ionic liquids for the selective extraction and preconcentration of DNA and emerging contaminants, Tianhao Li

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On the long time existence and convergence of inverse curvature flow in anti-deSitter-Schwarzschild space, Hanyang Liu

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A flexible role-based delegation model and its application in healthcare information system, Zidong Liu

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A neural network based distributed intrusion detection sysem on cloud platform, Zhe Li

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Cloning, expression and purification of the different human haptoglobin chains and initial characterization by mass spectrometry, Camille Lombard

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Fabrication and characterization of HfO₂ based resistive random access memory, Branden Michael Long

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Intravital imaging of dynamic behaviors of leukocytes in UVB-induced skin inflammation, Ran Lu

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Role of cofilin, an actin cytoskeletal protein, in ischemic conditions : potential therapeutic target for ischemic stroke, Anusha Madineni

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Influence of a front buffer layer on the performance of flexible CdS/CdTe solar cells, Hasitha Padmika Mahabaduge

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Total synthesis of natural product pterocarpans useful as selective estrogen receptor modulators, Neha Malik

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Computational analysis of the evolution of non-coding genomic sequences, Arnab Saha Mandal

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Study of Mn doped HfO2 based synaptic devices for neuromorphic applications, Saptarshi Mandal

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Modeling the effects of turbidity on age-0 yellow perch (Perca flavescens) in the western basin of Lake Erie, Nathan F. Manning

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Stakeholders' partnership synergy and its impact on commercialization of new technologies:renewable energy industry study, Agassy Manoukian

SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling enzymes as regulators of neural-crest derived cell differentiation, Himangi Marathe

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An examination of correlates of video game and Internet addiction, Evan S. McBroom

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Organophosphorus compound detection using enzyme encapsulated in peptide nanotubes, Eric B. McDaniel

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Injury prediction in Division-I collegiate cross-country runners using functional movement tests, Samuel McMullen

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The examination of the impact of Michigan's Proposal 02-06 on undergraduate admissions at Michigan public universities, Bernice D. Metcalfe-Ball

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Structural and biochemical studies of protein-ligand interactions : insights for drug development, Vidhi Mishra

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Post-consumer plastic particle sortation by plastic type with the use of magnetic fields and ferrofluids for the recycling industry: a proof of concept study, Andrew David Moening

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Heme oxygenase system in myocardial infaction and cardio-renal syndrome, Sumit Ranjan Monu

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Assessing the influence of different inland lake management strategies on human-mediated invasive species spread, Marc J. Morandi

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Effect of secondary motor and cognitive tasks on timed up and go test in older adults, Anuradha Mukherjee

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An analysis of the Phonics Dance in a semi-rural Midwestern elementary school, Amy Kathleen Mullins

Delineating the immune mechanisms required by murine neutrophils and macrophages for clearance of Burkholderia pseudomallei, the causative agent of melioidosis, Minal Mulye

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Finite element analysis of foldcores for sandwich structures, Ehsan Nabiyouni

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On weight modules over SL₂, Hạnh Nguŷẽn

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Managing medication regimen : arthritis patients' perception, Gesnita Nugraheni

The effects of an OpenNI/Kinect-based biofeedback intervention on kinematics at the knee during drop vertical jump landings : implications for reducing neuromuscular predisposition to non-contact ACL injury risk in the young female athlete, Edward Nyman Jr.

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Assessment of the measurement properties of the NHCAHPS family survey : a Rasch scaling approach, Matthew S. O'Connor

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Amplified total internal reflection at the surface of gain medium, Josh Orndorff

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Government policy and total fertility rates : an analysis of Germany in stage five of the demographic transition model, Elyse R. Osterday

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Biomechanical effects of initial occupant seated posture during rear end impact injury, Vivek Palepu

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The effect of glucocorticoids on regulation of the human angiotensinogen gene and blood pressure, Varunkumar Girijaprasad Pandey

Novel actions of steroid receptors that limit treatment response in breast and lung cancers, Mugdha Patki

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Targeting Lsr2/DNA complexation for dysregulation of gene expression in Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Lucile Pinault

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Project study group : a narrative inquiry into how individual epistemological beliefs and teaching practices are affected by participation in a study group implementing the project approach, Stacey Pistorova

Molecular dynamics simulations of dodecanethiol coated gold nanoparticles on organic liquid toluene, Nitun Nirjhar Poddar

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Bumpkins and Bostonnais : Detroit, 1805-1812, Jeffrey Robert Pollock

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"With this belt [we] bind your hearts and minds with ours" : diplomacy and conflict in the Ohio River Valley, 1783-1793, Justin M. Power

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Study of earth abundant TCO and absorber materials for photovoltaic applications, Tejas Prabhakar

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Interhemispheric communication and prose processing, Eric Charles Prichard

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Kiss 1 neurons and metabolic sensing, Xiaoliang Qiu

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The coordination of netrin signal transduction via TUBB3 and JNK1 in axon guidance, Chao Qu

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The power to speak out : the effect of legitimate and illegitimate power on confrontations of prejudice, Heather Marie Rasinski

Development and characterization of aptamers for the use in surface plasmon resonance sensors for the detection of glycated blood proteins, Nathan George Reaver

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Perceptions of university and college presidents regarding tobacco-free campus, Diana M. Reindl

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Nano-scale electrode of magnet-photo fuel cell, Kai Ren

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An efficient method for reliability-based design optimization when the design variables are random, Zhong Ren

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Inherited ontologies and the relations between philosophy of mind and the empirical cognitive sciences, Christopher A. Rickels

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Regulation of tumor necrosis factor-alpha signaling in rheumatoid arthritis synovial fibroblasts by green tea polyphenol epigallocatechin-3-gallate, Sharayah Riegsecker

Synthesis and evaluation of inducers of methuotic cell death and preliminary identification of their cellular targets in glioblastoma cells, Michael W. Robinson

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Controlled release system for localized and sustained drug delivery applications, Lidia Betsabe Rodriguez

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A study of student engagement with media in online training, Christian B. Rogers

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Self creation and social critique :Kierkegaard, Arendt, and Castoriadis on thinking and discourse, Nicholas Taylor Rogerson

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A general measure of domain-specific quality of life and functional impairment, Michelle E. Roley

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A coastal monitoring program for a large lake fish community : the first step in capturing long-term trends and addressing evolving questions, Jason E. Ross

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A comparison of strength, ROM, laxity, and dynamic and static postural control between those at-risk and healthy, Elizabeth Rullestad

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The roles of individual differences and working memory in episodic memory, Aparna A. Sahu

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An extensive reading approach to teaching English second language reading comprehension with the American Language Institute at the University of Toledo, Neil Edward Sampson

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Injury prediction in Division I college football players using a modified lower extremity version of the FMS, William R. Saul

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Perception of Japanese folktales by readers from different cultural backgrounds, Mari Sawai

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Risk comparisons : the role of self-threat vs. self-affirmation in shaping responses to social comparative risk information, Barbara Scherzer-Nagel

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Veteran-students in transition at a midwestern university, Vincent Schiavone

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The effects of benzyl alcohol on the developing zebrafish (Danio rerio), Alaina M. Schnapp

Targeting signal 1 of T-cell activation to restore self tolerance in type 1 diabetes, Paul Schroder

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The effect of dredging on fish communities in agricultural streams in Crawford, Sandusky and Seneca counties of Ohio, Justin D. Selden

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Perceptions of medical students on pharmacists provided counseling services and collaboration with pharmacists using the theory of planned behavior, Surbhi Shah