PhD Dissertations by Author


Faculty of Information Dissertations from 1974 to Present

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Overview

On this page, PhD dissertations completed at the Faculty between 1974–present are listed, in alphabetical order by last name. Alternatively, please view PhD Dissertations by Year of Completion.

Links to electronic and print copies of theses are provided where available. Up until 2009, the Inforum / Learning Hub collected print archival copies of completed theses.

Theses Directory (by Author Last Name)

To use the directory below, please select the first letter of the author’s last name:

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Adamson, Patricia. (2022). Power of Attorney in Ontario:  A Study of the information behaviours of attorneys in the contexts of the Substitute Decisions Act, 1992, Capacity, and an Aging Population (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Ali, Natasha. (2017). Information behaviour of sell-side and other analysts in financial institutions in Toronto, Canada (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Allard, Danielle. (2015). Living ‘Here’ and ‘There’: Exploring the transnational information practices of newcomers from the Phillippines to Winnipeg (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Amey, Lorne J. (1981). Information seeking activities of adolescents of different socio-economic classes in a Canadian urban centre (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Arsenault, Clement. (2000). Word division in the transcription of Chinese script in the titles fields of bibliographic records (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

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Babar, Zia. (2020). A modeling framework for analyzing process architecture transformations in the software-enabled enterprise (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Bari, Antonio Gamba. (2017). Encounters with sociotechnical encapsulation: Exploring diagnostic and pedagogical interventions for the study of literacy practices in DIY and maker initiatives (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Bartlett, Joan Catherine. (2004). Connecting bioinformatics analysis to scientific practice: An integrated information behaviour and task analysis approach (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Batist, Zachary. (2023). Archaeological data work as continuous and collaborative practice (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Beghtol, Clare Lawton. (1991). The classification of fiction: The development of a system based on theoretical principles (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Bissell, Mary Eleanor. (1995). Women workers in the Toronto printing trades, 1880-1900 (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Bouthillier, France. (1995). The meaning of service: An ethnographic study of a public library in Quebec (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Buchwald, Cheryl Cowan. (1999). Canada’s Coalition for Public Information: A case study of a public interest group in the information highway policy-making process (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

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Cavanagh, Mary Frances. (2009). Making the invisible visible: Public library reference service as epistemic practice (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Chah, Neil. (2022). Data profiling, machine learning, and data visualizations for a multilingual crowdsourced knowledge graph: The case of Wikidata (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Chan, Donna Camille. (2002). Maintaining professional competence: Impact of organizational and individual factors on the updating activities of public reference librarians (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Chandrashekar, Sambhavi. (2010). Is hearing believing? Perception of online information credibility by screen reader users who are blind or visually impaired (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Choo, Chun Wei. (1993). Environmental scanning: Acquisition and use of information by chief executive officers in the Canadian telecommunications industry (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

coons, ginger. (2016). Something for everyone: Using digital methods to make physical goods (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Coppin, Peter. (2013). Perceptual cognitive properties of pictures, diagrams, and sentences: Toward a science of visual information design (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Costantino, Terry. (2018). Issues of participation: Exploring ideals of participation through a digital design project with a public library (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Crouch, Richard Keith. (1981). Interpersonal communication in the reference interview (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Cubero Venegas, Flor de Ma. (1991). A qualitative approach to the study of information needs of policy makers in Costa Rica (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Cybulski, Alexander. (2023).  Sim-Cyberpunk: Serious Play, Hackers and Capture the Flag Competitions (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

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Dalbello, Marija. (1999). Croatian diaspora almanacs: A historical and cultural analysis (PhD dissertation), University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Dali, Keren. (2010). The psychosocial portrait of immigration through the medium of reading: Leisure reading and its role in the lives of Russian-speaking immigrants in Toronto (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Danilovic, Sandra. (2018). Game design therapoetics: Computer game authorship as self-care, self-understanding and therapy (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Dechief, Diane. (2014). Designing names: Requisite identity labour for migrants’ be(long)ing in Ontario (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Detlor, Brian. (2000). Facilitating organizational knowledge work through Web information systems: An investigation of the information ecology and information behaviours of users in a telecommunications company (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on, ProQuest.

Dick, Judith Patricia. (1991). A conceptual, case-relation representation of text for intelligent retrieval (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Dowding, Martin Ridley. (2002). National information infrastructure development in Canada and the U.S.: (Re)defining Universal Service and Universal Access in the Age of Techno-economic Convergence (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Dryden, Jean Elizabeth. (2008). Copyright in the real world: Making archival material available on the Internet (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Dupont, Quinn. (2016). An archeology of cryptography: Rewriting plaintext, encryption, ciphertext (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

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Ghaddar, Jamila. (2021). Provenance in place: Archives, settler colonialism & the making of a global order (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Golick, Greta. (2010). Frank Nunan and the Guelph bookbindery: A documentary investigation (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Gottlieb, Lisa. (2006). Applying Panofsky’s theories of iconographical analysis to graffiti art: Implications for access to images of non-representational/abstract art (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Graham, Rumi Y. (2010). A multiple case study exploration of undergraduate subject searching (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Griffin, Brian L. (2020). Information practices in amateur classical musicianship (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Gross, Daniel. (2011). Software architecture decision-making in organizational settings (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Guzik, Elysia. (2017). Informing identities: Conversion experiences of Muslims in the Toronto area (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Guzman, Carina. (2023). Stor(y)ing Mi Desmadre: Trans-Feminist and queer community archival and digital custodial praxes in Latin America (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

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Hambleton, Alixe. (1980). The elementary school librarian in Ontario: A study of role, role perception, role conflict and effectiveness (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Hayat, Itzchak (Zack). (2014). Sent of the usetructure, Change over Time, and Outcomes of Research Collaboration Networks: The Case of GRAND (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Haythornthwaite, Caroline Alison. (1996). Media use in support of communication networks in an academic research environment (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Hebert, Francoise. (1993). The quality of interlibrary borrowing services in large urban public libraries in Canada (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Hewa, Nelanthi. (2024). “You have to feed the beast”: Sexual violence news coverage in the Digital Age. (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Hook, Sheril. (2023). The political economy of information literacy:  A corpus-assisted critical discourse analysis of UNESCO’s media and information literacy: Policy & strategy guidelines (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Hopkins, Richard. (1988). The information seeking behaviour of literary scholars in Canadian universities (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Hourihan, Eva. (2017). Let’s talk about the NOC: An ethnography of classification (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Howarth, Lynne. (1990). The impact of automation on operations and staffing configurations in cataloguing departments in public libraries: A study of four public library systems in the municipality of Metropolitan Toronto, Ontario, 1970-1986 (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Hudon, Michele. (1998). An assessment of the usefulness of standardized definitions in a thesaurus through interindexer terminological consistency measurements (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

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Jacobson, Jenna. (2017). “I work in social”: Community managers and personal branding in social media (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Jamieson, Jack. (2020). Independent together: Building and maintaining values in a distributed Web infrastructure (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Johnson, Catherine A. (2003). Information networks: Investigating the information behaviour of Mongolia’s urban residents (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Jones, Michael. (2017). Information behavior and knowledge management in project-based learning (PBL*) engineering teams: A cultural-historical activity theory approach (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

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Karim, Mariam. (2024). Arab feminist resistant media from the 20th century (1900-1940). (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Kempton, Allen. (2022). Crossroads in digital gaming: Metaplay, communication, interaction (PhD dissertation). University to Toronto.

Kopak, William Richard. (2000). A taxonomy of link types for use in hypertext (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Kwan, Amy. (2023). The role of information seeking and use in management accounting: Exploring the process of creating a budget for complex projects (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Kyriaki-Manessi, Daphne. (1993). A subject analysis of Greek language books printed between 1474 and 1669 (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

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MacIntosh-Murray, Anu. (2003). Information behaviour of health care providers for improving patient safety (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

MacKinnon, Katie. (2022). Databound: Histories of growing up on the World Wide Web (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Magowan, Candice. (2014). Pound seizure: Legislation and policy debate in American newspapers, 1994-2005 (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Marton, Christine Francis. (2011). Understanding how women seek health information on the web (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

McCord, Curtis. (2022). Civic participation and democratic experience: Civic Tech in Toronto (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

McEwen, Karen Dewart. (2020). Actuarial bodies: Data, value, and fairness in insurance and workplace wellness programs (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

McEwen, Rhonda N. (2009). A world more intimate: Exploring the role of mobile phones in maintaining and extending social networks (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

McGrath, Leslie Anne. (2005). Service to children in the Toronto Public Library: A case study, 1912-1949 (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

McLaren, Scott. (2010). Books for the instruction of the nations: Shared Methodist print culture in Upper Canada and the mid-Atlantic states, 1789-1851 (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

McPhail, Brenda Jean. (2013). “Let me tell you who I am”: A qualitative study of identity and accountability in two electronically-measured call centres (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Miller, Margaret Theodora. (2007). Work and agency in an autonomous women’s knowledge centre (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Mittermeyer, Diane. (1984). The concept of bureaucracy in public library administration: A study of selected organizational variables in two different library settings (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Moles, Nathan. (2019). Inside open government data curation: Exploring challenges to the concept of a ‘designated community’ through a case study of the City of Toronto (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Morris, Jane. (2007). Readers’ perceptions of lexical cohesion and lexical semantic relations in text (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Muchemwa, Chido. (2023). Nation, narrative and archive: In search of queer histories in Zimbabwe (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Mudge, Charlotte. (1984). Bargaining unit composition and negotiation outcomes: A study of academic and public library personnel in Ontario (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

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Nauratil, Marcia Jeanne. (1982). An investigation into the congruence/incongruence between espoused theory and theory-in-use relating to public library service to older adults in Ontario and New York (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Nilsen, Kirsti. (1997). Social science research in Canada and federal government information policy: The case of Statistics Canada (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Noone, Rebecca. (2020). From here to…: Everyday wayfinding in the Age of Digital Maps (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

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Oh, Christie. (2021). The information behaviour of humanitarian logisticians during international disaster response operations (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Olander, Anna Birgitta. (1992). Personal information management in computer science research (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

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Pant, Vikram Aditya. (2020). Strategic Coopetition – A Conceptual Modeling Framework for Analysis and Design(PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Paquette, Scott. (2008). Knowledge management systems and customer knowledge use in organizations (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Perrin, Stephanie. (2017). The struggle for WHOIS privacy: Understanding the standoff between ICANN and the world’s data protection (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Phillips, Delores. (1980). Factors in the accessibility of government publications: A study based on land use planning publications for the City of Toronto (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Posada, Julian. (2022). The Coloniality of data work: Power and inequality in outsourced data production for machine learning (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Pugen, Adam. (2020). The intellective touch: A phenomenology of digital modernism (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

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Qayyum, Muhammad Asim. (2005). Analysing and making sense of the markings placed on electronic documents during private and shared readings (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Quan-Haase, Anabel. (2004). Information brokers and technology use: A case study of a high-tech company (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Quirke, Lisa. (2014). A Study of the information practices of Afghan newcomer youth in the contexts of leisure and settlement (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

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Raymond, Sandrena. (2021). Intermaterial collaboration: The spatiotemporal nexus of nonhuman agency in cultural heritage knowledge production (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Resch, Gabriel. (2019). Denaturalizing information visualization (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Robinson, Cherrell Victoria. (1997). The voluntary reading interests and habits of Jamaican sixth graders (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Rodenburg, Dirk. (2017). Towards an integrated model of athletic cognition: The representational shift hypothesis (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Ross, Alex. (2024). The contingent casino: An institutional political economy of the social casino industry. (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

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Saint-Louis, Hervé. (2017). User perceptions of security risks in multiple authentications (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Sanchez Núñez de Villavicencio, Paula Catalina. (2024). Optical media from the Middle Ages to AI: Integrating humans, sight, and information. (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Savard, Rejean. (1984). A study of the orientation towards the generic and field-specific models of professionalism among public library personnel in Quebec (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Scarlett, Ashley. (2016). On the matter of the digital in contemporary media art (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Sharp, Camille-Mary. (2022). Decolonize and divest: The changing landscape of oil-sponsored museums in Canada (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Sensuse, Dana Indra. (2004). A comparison of manual indexing and automatic indexing in the humanities (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Sheffield, Rebecka Taves. (2015). The Emergence, development and survival of four lesbian and gay archives (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Shubert, Steven Blake. (1996). Subject access to museum objects: Applying the principles of the subject approach to Information from Library and Information Science to the Documentation of Humanities Museum Collections (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Sin, Jaisie. (2023). Socially conscious design: Methods towards designing inclusive voice user interfaces for older adults (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Singh, Rianka. (2020). Platform feminism: Feminist protest space and the politics of spatial organization (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Smith, Harrison. (2016). The Mobile distinction: Economies of intimacy in the field of location based marketing (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Smith, Karen Louise. (2013). Through the social Web: Citizen-led participation in Ontario policy-making (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Southwick, Daniel. (2019). Expertise in the age of digital fabrication (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Spiteri, Louise Felicie. (1996). Design of an instrument to measure the structural quality of faceted thesauri (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. 1996. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Stabile, Juliana M. (2002). Toronto newspapers, 1798-1845: A case study in print culture (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Stalder, Felix. (2001). Making money: Notes on technology as environment (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Stevenson, John Harris. (2016). Hacking the master switch? The role of infrastructure in Google’s network neutrality strategy in the 2000s (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Sugimoto, Sayaka. (2013). Support exchange on the Internet: A content analysis of an online support group for people living with depression (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Sutherland, Brian. (2023). Energy harvesting information systems and design in the energy transition (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Syed, Christopher. (1996). From CLANN to UNILINC: An automated library consortium from a soft systems perspective (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Szigeti, Stephen James. (2011). The challenge of web design guidelines: Investigating issues of awareness, interpretation, and efficacy (PhD Dissertation). University of Toronto.

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Taylor, Shauna. (2001). The impact of downsizing strategies and processes on Ontario academic research libraries (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Totanes, Vernon del Rosario. (2012). History of the Filipino history book (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Trusolino, Madison. (2023). Punching up: Women and LGBTQ+ comedians’ experience of work and resistance in the comedy industry (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Turnbull, Don. (2002). Knowledge discovery in databases of Web use: Data mining for informetric and behavioral models of information seeking on the World Wide Web (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Turner, James. (1994). Determining the subject content of still and moving image documents for storage and retrieval: An experimental investigation (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

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Van den Berg, Herman Anthony. (2008). Knowledge-based vertical integration: The nature of knowledge and economic firm boundary location (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

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Walker, Dawn. (2022). Values and social transformation in the design of the decentralized Web (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Walker, Hilary. (2024). Expressive interiors and Queer histories: Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, historic New England, and how to read the room (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Wells, Matthew. (2017). Cold war games: Operational gaming and interactive programming in historical and contemporary contexts (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Wilson, Blake Fleming Michael. (1993). An empirical investigation of the semantic warrants exercised in thesaurus construction (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

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Young, Christopher. (2017). Game changers: Everyday gamemakers and the development of the video game industry (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto.

Yuan, Weijing. (1995). Longitudinal study of end-user searching behaviour of law students in information retrieval (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

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Zhang, Xiangmin. (1998). A study of the effects of user characteristics on mental models of information retrieval systems (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.

Zuccala, Alesia Ann. (2004). Revisiting the invisible college: A case study of the intellectual structure and social process of singularity theory research in mathematics (PhD dissertation). University of Toronto. Alternatively, find it on ProQuest.