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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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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Lasting Legacies of Hurricane, Harvesting, and Salvage Logging Disturbance on Succession and Structural Development in an Old-Growth Tsuga canadensis-Pinus strobus Forest, Emma Sass, MS, Natural Resources

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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

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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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High School Principal Leadership For The Implementation Of A Personalized Proficiency Education Paradigm In The State Of Vermont, Jennifer Stainton, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Conceptualizing and Measuring Food Security Among Resettled Refugees Living in the United States, Hannah Stokes, MS, Food Systems

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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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Integrating Human Population Genetics And Genomics To Elucidate The Etiology Of Brain Disorders, Arvis Sulovari, PhD, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

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Tridecacyclene: Synthesis and Structural Properties of Non-Planar Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Studies Towards a Fragment of the Fullerene C240, Daniel Sumy, PhD, Chemistry

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Thyroid Hormone Receptor SS (trß) Regulation Of Runt-Related Transcription Factor 2 (runx2) In Thyroid Tumorigenesis: Determination Of The Trß Nuclear Protein Complexes That Associate With The Runx2 Gene., Thomas Howland Taber, MS, Pharmacology

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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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Adaptive High Voltage Pulse Signal Generator Circuit Design, Lixi Tao, MS, Electrical Engineering

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Magnesium Intake and Depression in U.S. Adults, Emily Tarleton, PhD, Clinical and Translational 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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One Size Does Not Fit All: A Case For A More Diversified Approach To Identifying And Supporting First-Generation College Students, Alexander J. Thorngren, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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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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Bioprospecting For Genes That Confer Biofuel Tolerance To Escherichia Coli Using A Genomic Library Approach, Timothy Tomko, PhD, Mechanical Engineering

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Cues Associated with Alternative Reinforcement can Attenuate Resurgence of an Extinguished Instrumental Response, Sydney Trask, PhD, Psychology

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Examining Disparities in Long-Distance Travel Access, Hannah Catherine Ullman, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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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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Silica Nanoparticles for the Delivery of DNA and RNAi in Cancer Treatment, Michael Aaron Vrolijk, MS, Chemistry

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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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Investigating Key Techniques to Leverage the Functionality of Ground/Wall Penetrating Radar, Yu Zhang, PhD, Electrical 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