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 2017

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The impact of depression on treatment adherence and cardiorespiratory fitness in cardiac rehabilitation, Sheau-Yan Ho, PhD, Psychology

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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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Bioretention in a Mixed-Use Agricultural Landscape: Lessons Learned from the Application of Low-Phosphorus Compost and Panicum virgatum, Jason M. Kokkinos, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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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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Steady State Simulation of Pyrolysis Gases in an Inductively Coupled Plasma Facility, Nicholas C. Martin, MS, Mechanical Engineering

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Technical Assistance and Farming at the Rural-Urban Interface: A Study of Farmer Utilization and Related Attitudes, Elijah Massey, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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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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What’s In Your Body Of Water? Reducing The Psychological Distance Of Pharmaceutical Pollution Through Metaphor In Risk Communication, Alexandra Z. Millarhouse, MS, Natural Resources

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Tetrabenzo[8]circulene: Synthesis and Structural Properties of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons with Negative Curvature, Robert William Miller, PhD, Chemistry

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Assessing The Probability Of Fluid Migration Caused By Hydraulic Fracturing; And Investigating Flow And Transport In Porous Media Using Mri, James Montague, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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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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Assessing Community Dynamics and Colonization Patterns of Tritatoma dimidiata and Other Biotic Factors Associated with Chagas Disease Prevalence in Central America, Lucia Consuelo Orantes, PhD, Natural Resources

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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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The Psychopathic Personality: Measurement, Variants, And Utility Of The Construct, Melissa L. Paiva-Salisbury, PhD, Psychology

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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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Application Of Electrokinetics In Subsurface Energy Extraction, Maria Peraki, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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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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Evolution Of Duplicated Han-Like Genes In Petunia X Hybrida., Beck Powers, MS, Plant Biology

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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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Renewal In The Context Of Stress: A Potential Mechanism Of Stress-Induced Reinstatement, Scott Timothy Schepers, PhD, Psychology

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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