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 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

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Defining Platelet-Derived Components Regulating The Prothrombinase Enzyme Complex, Francis Ayombil, PhD, Biochemistry

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Impacts of Transportation Infrastructure on Stormwater and Surface Waters in Chittenden County, Vermont, USA, Joseph Hollis Bartlett, MS, Natural Resources

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Passion In A Non-Traditional Student Through Higher Education: The Guiding Points That Made Her...her., Leahn Rachael Bass, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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The Role of Src Kinase Activation in Lung Epithelial Alterations in Response to the a,b-Unsaturated Aldehyde Acrolein, Robert Bauer, MS, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

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Taming The Elephant: An Examination Of The Identity, Coping Strategies, And Educational Aspirations Of Two Adolescent African American Males Who Live And Attend School In A Predominantly White Community, Jeremy LyDell Beauregard, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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The Nile Project: Creating Harmony Through Music In The Nile Basin Region, Kelly Mancini Becker, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Characterization of inter-animal variation in the innate immune response of the bovine and its relation to S. aureus mastitis., Aimee Benjamin, PhD, Animal Nutrition and Food Science

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Mapping the Substrate of Atrial Fibrillation: Tools and Techniques, Bryce Eric Benson, PhD, Bioengineering

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The Structural Evolution Of A Portion Of The Median Batholith And Its Host Rock In Central Fiordland, New Zealand: Examples Of Partitioned Transpression And Structural Reactivation, Hannah Jane Blatchford, MS, Geology

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An Alternative Sensor Fusion Method For Object Orientation Using Low-Cost Mems Inertial Sensors, Joshua Lee Bouffard, MS, Electrical Engineering

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Use Of Sacrificial Embankments To Minimize Bridge Damage From Scour During Extreme Flow Events, Matthew Willi Brand, MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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An Analysis Of Agricultural Decision-Making For Phosphorus Runoff Reduction In The State Of Vermont, Bethany Brown, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Walking With A Ghost: Sodomy, Sanity and the Secular, Kyle Joseph Campbell, MA, English

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Patterns Of Asthma Exacerbation Related To Climate And Weather In The Northeast Kingdom Of Vermont, Quincy McKenzie Campbell, MS, Nursing

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Mechanisms and Dynamics of Oxidative DNA Damage Repair in Nucleosomes, Wendy J. Cannan, PhD, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

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A Mechanistically Guided Approach to Treatment of Multi-Wavelet Reentry: Experiments in a Computational Model of Cardiac Propagation, Richard T. Carrick, PhD, Bioengineering

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Using Real Time Statistical Data To Improve Long Term Voltage Stability In Stochastic Power Systems, Samuel Chevalier, MS, Electrical Engineering

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Barcoding the actin track: Differential regulation of myosin motors by tropomyosin, Joseph Emerson Clayton, PhD, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

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Renewable Energy Transition: Dynamic Systems Analysis, Policy Scenarios, and Trade-offs for the State of Vermont, Christopher Ernest Clement, PhD, Natural Resources

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A Study Of The Physicochemical Properties Of Dense And Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles That Impact Protein Adsorption From Biological Fluids, Alden Michael Clemments, PhD, Chemistry

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Mathematical Modeling of Public Opinion using Traditional and Social Media, Emily Cody, PhD, Mathematical Sciences

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Preservation and Sediment Cycling Beneath "Ghost Glaciers": How Cold-Based Ice Dictates Arctic Landscape Evolution, Lee Corbett, PhD, Natural Resources

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Evaluating Stormwater Pollutant Removal Mechanisms by Bioretention in the Context of Climate Change, Amanda Cording, PhD, Plant and Soil Science

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The Stare-In-The-Crowd Effect: Phenomenology, Psychophysiology, And Relations To Psychopathology, Eileen Tara Crehan, PhD, Psychology

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Parent Preferences for Baby Formula in China and Potential Implications for U.S. Dairy Product Exports, Hao Cui, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Ecological Dynamics in Compost-Amended Soils and the Resulting Effects on Escherichia coli Survival, Anya Cutler, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Development of a Physical and Electronic Model for RuO2 Nanorod Rectenna Devices, Justin Dao, MS, Electrical Engineering

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Impacts Of Forest Disturbance On Small Mammal Distribution, Allyson Lenora Degrassi, PhD, Biology

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Uncommon (in)stability properties in the numerical method of characteristic applied to hyperbolic equations, Zihao Deng, MS, Mathematics

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Investigating The Influence Of Gold Nanoparticles On The Photocatalytic And Catalytic Reactivity Of Porous Tungsten Oxide Microparticles, Daniel P. DePuccio, PhD, Chemistry

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Civic Engagement and Peace Corps Recruitment Efforts in the State of Vermont, Kelly Dolan, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Middle Grades Students as Teacher Educators: Consulting with Students in Professional Development, John Matthew Downes, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Walk A Mile In My Shoes: The Social Construction Of Mental Illness Among State Administrators And Consumer-Advocates, Paul Arthur Dragon, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Life at 6 Miles Per Hour: Running at My Own Pace for Mind, Body and Spirit and its Applications for Advising in Higher Education, Elizabeth S. Dunbar, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Evaluation Of The Engine Exhaust Particle Sizer (eeps) For Real-Time Measurements Of Diesel And Biodiesel Exhaust Particulate Matter, James Robert Dunshee, MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Exercise in developing rats promotes plasticity in the prefrontal cortex: behavioral and neurobiological indications, Meghan Eddy, PhD, Psychology

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The Feasibility And Validity Of Novel Dietary Assessment Methods In A Pre-School Setting, Harley Eriksen, MS, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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Cognitive Vulnerability to Mood Disturbance in an Exercise Withdrawal Paradigm, Margaret C. Evans, PhD, Psychology

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Zero-Group-Velocity Propagation Of Electromagnetic Wave Through Nanomaterial, Taian Fan, MS, Electrical Engineering

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Identification Of Regulatory Factors That Control Clostridium Difficile Sporulation and Germination, Kelly Ann Fimlaid, PhD, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

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How One Life Coach Attempts to Inspire Mindful Music: The Morality of the Soul, Jared M. Ford, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Integrating management for old-growth characteristics with enhanced carbon storage of northern hardwood-conifer forests, Sarah Eliot Ford, MS, Natural Resources

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Options Counseling and Abortion Education in Undergraduate Nursing School Curricula, Abigail S. Foster, MS, Nursing

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Learning Related Regulation of a Voltage-Gated Ion Channel in the Cerebellum, Jason R. Fuchs, PhD, Psychology