Current dissertations and theses from UVM graduate programs are submitted electronically and will be available in this collection approximately twelve weeks after the final submission by the candidate. Older theses and dissertations that are available electronically (mostly since 2007) are in the process of being added to this collection. Print dissertations and theses, and pre-2014 electronic ones not yet added to this collection, are searchable at UVM Theses & Dissertations.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Promoting Competence in College Students: The Role of Psychological Flexibility, Elyse Rubin Rosenberg, PhD, Psychology

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Fingerprinting Wolframite: An Atomic/crystallographic, Chemical And Spectroscopic Study Along The Solid Solution Series, Gina Marie Accorsi, MS, Geology

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Evaluating Alternative Technologies And Monitoring Methods For Water Quality In A Field Setting; Research On Effects On Phosphorous And Solids Removal From Cheese Factory Wash Water And Stormwater Runoff Treatment, Dana J. Allen, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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An Examination Of Correlation Between Preadmission Indicators Of College Readiness And Clinical Performance Of Nursing Students, Kenneth Allen, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Fabrication And Thermoelectric Characterization Of Stretchable Conductive Latex-Based Composites, Cory Michael Arcovitch, MS, Mechanical Engineering

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Using Multiple Methodologies to Understand within Species Variability of Adelges and Pineus (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha), Tav Aronowitz, MS, Natural Resources

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Enhancing The Content Of Bioactive Fatty Acids In Bovine Milk For Human Health Promotion And Disease Prevention, Melissa Lee Bainbridge, PhD, Animal Nutrition and Food Science

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Dutch-Indian Land Transactions, 1630-1664: A Legal Middle Ground of Land Tenures, Daniella Franccesca Bassi, MA, History

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Comparing the Smoking Topography of Usual Brand Cigarettes in Pregnant and Non-Pregnant Smokers, Cecilia Louise Bergeria, MA, Psychology

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Traumatic Brain Injury Screening Tools in Primary Care, Lee John Bizon Jr, MS, Nursing

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Status Monitoring Of Inflatables By Accurate Shape Sensing, Justin Matthew Bond, MS, Mechanical Engineering

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Speciation, Distribution, Prediction, and Mobility of Lead in Urban Soils: A Multiscale Study, Jennifer Bower, MS, Geology

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Hiding In Plain Sight: How Binary Gender Assumptions Complicate Efforts To Meet Transgender Students' Name And Pronoun Needs, Dot Brauer, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Relational, Indirect, and Social Aggression: Measure Development for Emerging Adults, Nicole Lafko Breslend, PhD, Psychology

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College Students' Development of Civic Commitment: Experiences of Service Learning Across the College Years, Kailee Ann Brickner-McDonald, EdD, Educational Leadership

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An Effect All Together Unexpected: The Grotesque In Edgar Allan Poe's Fiction, Clinton M. Bryant, MA, English

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Rumen Microbial Ecology And Rumen-Derived Fatty Acids: Determinants Of And Relationship To Dairy Cow Production Performance, Laura Marie Cersosimo, PhD, Animal Nutrition and Food Science

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Thermodynamic vs kinetic control of particle assembly and pattern replication, Lizhen Chen, MS, Chemistry

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Protein Kinase Mzeta (PKM-ζ) Regulates Kv1.2 Dependent Cerebellar Eyeblink Classical Conditioning, Kutibh Chihabi, PhD, Neuroscience

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The Use Of Bokashi As A Soil Fertility Amendment In Organic Spinach Cultivation, Dana Mae Christel, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Taxes in Vermont: Media Framing and Public Perception, Benjamin Lloyd Crosby, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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An Exposition of Selberg's Sieve, Jack Dalton, MS, Mathematics

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How Cultural Capital, Habitus, And Social Capital Impacts Pell-Eligible Vermont Students In Navigating The Financial Systems Of Higher Education, Xavier De Freitas, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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On the People and the "Pretended" State: The Concept of Sovereignty in Vermont, 1750-1791, Christopher DeMairo, MA, History

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DETECTING LANDSCAPE RESPONSE TO PERTURBATIONS BY CLIMATE AND BASE LEVEL IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA USING IN-SITU 10Be AND 26Al, Alison R. Denn, MS, Geology

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Seaweed to Sealant : Multifunctional Polysaccharides for Regenerative Medicine and Drug Delivery Applications, Spencer Lincoln Fenn, PhD, Bioengineering

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Target Identification Strategies for MMV Malaria Box Inhibitors of Toxoplasma gondii Growth, Jenna Elizabeth Foderaro, PhD, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

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Designing for Economic Success: A 50-State Analysis of the Genuine Progress Indicator, Mairi-Jane Venesky Fox, PhD, Natural Resources

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Uncovering The Lived Experience Of Community-Dwelling Jewish Women Over 80 Who Self-Identify As Aging Successfully: A Phenomenological Study, Rebecca Fredman, MS, Nursing

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Disentangling Discourse: Networks, Entropy, and Social Movements, Ryan Gallagher, MS, Mathematics

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Examining The Socialization Of Physical Education Teachers: A Case Study, Thomas Matthew Geisler, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Crustal Deformation During Arc-Flare Up Magmatism: Field And Microstructural Analysis Of A Mid-Crustal, Melt Enhanced Shear Zone, John Bennett Gilbert, MS, Geology

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Regeneration responses to management for old-growth characteristics in northern hardwood-conifer forests, Aviva Joy Gottesman, MS, Natural Resources

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Provider Attitudes and Practice Patterns of Obesity Management with Pharmacotherapy, Brittany Granara, MS, Nursing

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Microwave Bessel-Beam Propagation through Spatially Inhomogeneous Media, Ryan Francis Grecco, MS, Electrical Engineering

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A New Evolutionary Algorithm For Mining Noisy, Epistatic, Geospatial Survey Data Associated With Chagas Disease, John P. Hanley, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Everyone is Anxious: A Narrative for Admissions Professionals, Students, and Parents, on College Admissions and Anxiety, Sarah Hecklau, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Accelerating Quantum Monte Carlo via Graphics Processing Units, Benjamin Evert Himberg, MS, Physics

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An Examination Of College Persistence Factors For Students From Different Rural Communities: A Multilevel Analysis, Andrew Hudacs, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Making I-Contact: Fostering Shared, In-the-moment Subjective Experiences, Mark Huneke, PhD, Psychology

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4d Strain Path Recorded In The Lower Crust During The Transition From Convergence To Continental Rifting, Doubtful Sound, Fiordland, New Zealand, Michael Ingram, MS, Geology

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"Don't Tell Them I Eat Weeds," A Study Of Gatherers Of Wild Edibles In Vermont Through Intersectional Identities, Elissa J. Johnson, MS, Food Systems

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Co-Localization of Basal and Proliferative Cells in the Murine Main Olfactory Epithelium and Vomeronasal Organ after Injury with Cyclophosphamide, Kyle Barnes Joseph, MS, Biology

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Manufacturing Microfluidic Flow Focusing Devices For Stimuli Responsive Alginate Microsphere Generation And Cell Encapsulation, Michael A. Karasinski, MS, Mechanical Engineering

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One Educator's Personal Mission to Create a Balanced Teaching Philosophy and a Fulfilling Career: Implications for Professionals and Students K-12, Brianne Keefe, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Quantifying tree response to alterations in pollution deposition and climate change in the northeastern US, Alexandra M. Kosiba, PhD, Natural Resources

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Early Feeding In Lake Trout Fry (salvelinus Namaycush) As A Mechanism For Ameliorating Thiamine Deficiency Complex, Carrie L. Kozel, MS, Natural Resources

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The Effect Of Student Learning Objectives On Teachers And Teaching As Part Of The Teacher Evaluation Process: A Grounded Theory Study, Juliette Cavanaugh Longchamp, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Praxis Through Participatoryaction Research: Exploring Inclusive Practices With A Neighborhood School Community, Winnie Looby, PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Exploring The Reciprocal Relationship Between A Comprehensive Living-Learning Program And Institutional Culture: A Narrative Inquiry Case Study, Christopher Paul Marquart, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Vermont's Sacred Cow: A Case Study of Local Control of Schools, Michael Steven Martin, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Weighted Networks: Applications from Power grid construction to crowd control, Thomas Charles McAndrew, PhD, Mathematical Sciences

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A Seat At The Table: The Unspoken Values And Benefits Of Student And Academic Affairs Collaboration And Partnerships In Higher Education, Tynesha McCullers, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Hedonic Mechanisms of Weight Changes in Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction, Elizabeth McDonald, MS, Nursing

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Education For Sustainability: Exploring Teaching Practices And Perceptions Of Learning Associated With A General Education Requirement, Lisa Watts Natkin, PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Students' Experiences with Personalized Learning: An Examination Using Self-Determination Theory, Steven Netcoh, PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Evolutionary Innovations In Ants To Thermally Stressful Environments, Andrew D. Nguyen, PhD, Biology

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My Story as a First-Generation Student from Vietnamese Immigrant Backgrounds and Implications for Asian American Students, Duy Nguyen, MEd, Educational Studies

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Understanding the Role of Runx2 in a Breast Cancer Progression Cell Model, Alexandra Ojemann, MS, Biochemistry

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The Influence of Adverse Childhood Experiences, Families, Neighborhoods, and School Environments on Cognitive Outcomes among Schoolchildren, Mark William Olofson, PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Cyclopentadienyl Compounds of the First Row Transition Metals and Early Actinides: Novel Main-Group Bond Forming Catalysis and New Metallacycles, Justin Kane Pagano, PhD, Chemistry

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Multidimenional Assessment Of Parenting Across Three Developmental Stages, Justin Parent, PhD, Psychology

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Coaching Students For More Than A Career: Preparing Students For Life Beyond College Via Scholarly Personal Narrative Writing, Akshar Patel, MEd, Educational Leadership

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Nonprofit Social Enterprise: Social Change in a New Economic Paradigm, Cyrus O. Patten, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Myo2 Motor Function in the Contractile Ring and the Regulation of Fission Yeast Cytokinesis, Luther Woodrow Pollard, PhD, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

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Towards a science of human stories: using sentiment analysis and emotional arcs to understand the building blocks of complex social systems, Andrew James Reagan, PhD, Mathematical Sciences

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The Role Of N-Terminal Acidic Inserts On The Dynamics Of The Tau Protein., Miranda Redmond, MS, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

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Cmos Programmable Time Control Circuit Design For Phased Array Uwb Ground Penetrating Radar Antenna Beamforming, Nicholas James Reilly, MS, Electrical Engineering

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Reading Toni Morrison: Rethinking Race and Subjectivity with Giorgio Agamben and Joan Copjec, Gabriela Marie Salazar, MA, English

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The Moderating Role of RSA Baseline, Reactivity, and Recovery in the Link between Parental Socialization of Emotion Regulation and Children's Internalizing Symptoms, Wesley Sanders, PhD, Psychology

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Wind Turbine Wake Interactions - Characterization of Unsteady Blade Forces and the Role of Wake Interactions in Power Variability Control, Daniel Curtis Saunders, PhD, Mechanical Engineering

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Transitions in Subtypes of Withdrawn Behavior from Childhood to Adolescence: The Role of Sports Participation, Meghan Conboy Schreck, PhD, Psychology

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Social and Emotional Dimensions of Succession Planning for Family Forest Owners in the Northeastern United States, Hallie E. Schwab, MS, Natural Resources

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Visual Attention to Photograph and Cartoon Images in Social StoriesTM: A Comparison of Typically Developing Children and Children with ASD, Chelsea Michelle Sedeyn, MS, Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Spawning Site Selection and Fry Development of Invasive Lake Trout in Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Lee Simard, MS, Natural Resources

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Molecular Mechanisms Of Mrna Transport By A Class V Myosin And Cytoplasmic Dynein, Thomas Edward Sladewski, PhD, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

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Predictive Modeling of Adolescent Cannabis Use From Multimodal Data, Philip Spechler, MA, Psychology

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Shaping Policy in the Anthropocene: Gender Justice as a Social, Economic and Ecological Challenge, Phoebe Spencer, PhD, Natural Resources

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Sediment Mobilization from Streambank Failures: Model Development and Climate Impact Studies, Jody Juniper Stryker, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Development and Implementation of Methods to Study Crystallization in Cheese, Gil Fils Tansman, PhD, Animal Nutrition and Food Science

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The Role of Inflammasomes in Asbestos-Induced Mesothelial to Fibroblastic Transition, Joyce K. Thompson, PhD, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

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Investigation of Pyrolysis Gas Chemistry in an Inductively Coupled Plasma Facility, Corey Tillson, MS, Mechanical Engineering

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Implementing Proficiency-Based Learning: Perspectives Of Three Vermont High School Social Studies Teachers, Catherine K. Toland, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Exploring the Effects of Concussion on College Students Returning to Academic Demands, Kathryn Vreeland, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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The Distinctive Mission of Catholic Colleges & Universities and Faculty Reward Policies for Community Engagement: Aspirational or Operational?, Joan Wagner, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Generation Of Electron Deficient Carbodiimides And Their Application In The Guanidine Forming, Zwitterionic 1,3-Diaza-Claisen Rearrangement, Joel Walker, PhD, Chemistry

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Hike Your Own Hike: Cosmopolitanism and Applied Behavior Analysis Explored Through SPN, Caitlin Brianna Walsh, MEd, Educational Studies

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Interdisciplinary Research Experiences For Undergraduates: Two Mixed-Methods Studies, Beth White, PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Transdermal Testosterone For Menopause-Related Hyposexual Desire Disorder: Current Guidelines And Provider Perceptions, Knowledge, And Practice, Kelly Christine White, MS, Nursing

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Wronskian and Gram Solutions to Integrable Equations using Bilinear Methods, Benjamin Wiggins, MS, Mathematics

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The Role Of Vulnerability In Athletics: Applications For Future Female Leaders In Combating Feelings Of Shame And Weakness, Melyssa Woods, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Gravitational Potential Modeling of Near-Earth Contact Binaries, Stephanie Wood, MS, Mechanical Engineering

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Activation Of Trpv1 Channel Contributes To Serotonin-Induced Constriction Of Mouse Facial Artery, Bolu Zhou, MS, Pharmacology

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Key Virus-Host Interactions Required For Arenavirus Particle Assembly And Release, Christopher Michael Ziegler, PhD, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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My Ántonia and Willa Cather's Reciprocal Regionalism and W.T. Benda's Illustrations, Sean Michael Abrams, MA, English

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Methods for the spatial modeling of forest carbon in the Northern Forest, Alison Adams, MS, Natural Resources

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Reviewing Power Outage Trends, Electric Reliability Indices and Smart Grid Funding, Shawn Adderly, MS, Statistics

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Unprecedented Ractivity Of 1-Aza-2-Azoniaallene Salts: New Methodologies And Mechanistic Studies For The Formation Of Diazenium Salts And Tetrahydropyridazines, Nezar Al-Bataineh, PhD, Chemistry

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A Preliminary Study On The Interfacial Strength Of Red Abalone, Saleh Jaman Alghamdi, MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Assessment Of Surface-CatalyzedReaction Products From HighTemperature Materials In Plasmas, Luke Daniel Allen, MS, Mechanical Engineering