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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Childhood Vaccine Perceptions and Practices Among Naturopathic Physicians, Katherine Bloom Whitman, MS, Nursing

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Powerful Peers: Resident Advisors' Experience With Restorative Practices In College Residence Hall Settings, Patience Whitworth, PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Polarization Charge Density in Strained Graphene, Noah Wilson, MS, Physics

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Quantifying Cultural Changes Through A Half-Century Of Song Lyrics And Books, Robert Bruce Woodward III, MS, Mathematics

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Associations Between Children's Perceptions Of Interparental Conflict And Neuropsychological Correlates Of Interpersonal Emotion Stimuli, Hannah C. Woolfolk, MA, Psychology

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Management Practices and Communication Strategies to Improve Milk Fat and Protein Content on Dairy Farms, Melissa Elizabeth Woolpert, MS, Food Systems

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Oxygen-Sensitive Luminophores: A Survey of the Literature and Efforts toward a Novel Porphyrin-Pillared Zirconium Phosphonate, Joseph Wright, MS, Chemistry

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The Role of Transportation in Expanding the Democratic Ideal of National Parks, Xiao Xiao, PhD, Natural Resources

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Role Of Interleukin-6 In Cd4 And Cd8 T Cell Effector Functions, Rui Yang, PhD, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

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A Genetic Programming Approach to Cost-Sensitive Control in Wireless Sensor Networks, Afsoon Yousefi Zowj, MS, Computer Science

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Influence of Mission, Audience, and Policy Context on Issue Framing: A Case Study of Mobilization Against Hydraulic Fracturing in the Marcellus Shale, Rezwana Zafar, MS, Natural Resources

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The Effects of Self-Threats and Affirmations on Romantic Relationship Functioning: The Moderating Roles of Self-Esteem and Relationship-Contingent Self-Esteem, Jennifer Lynn Zangl, PhD, Psychology

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A Drift Eliminated Attitude & Position Estimation Algorithm In 3D, Ruoyu Zhi, MS, Electrical Engineering

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Using The Community Readiness Model As A Framework To Understand A Community's Preparedness To Increase Food Access, Kristyn Dumont Achilich, MS, Food Systems

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Towards a Structural Understanding of Spore Germination in Clostridium Difficile, Chloe M. Adams, MS, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

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The Role Of Estrogen In Emotional And Cognitive Processes Integral To Major Depressive Disorder, Kimberly Albert, PhD, Neuroscience

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Nazi Collaborators, American Intelligence, and the Cold War: The Case of the Byelorussian Central Council, Mark Alexander, MA, History

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Reverse Engineering the Human Brain: An Evolutionary Computation Approach to the Analysis of fMRI, Nicholas Allgaier, PhD, Mathematical Sciences

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The Application Of Valid And Feasible Dietary Assessment Methods To Evaluate The Impact Of Policy And Behavioral Interventions On Children's Fruit And Vegetable Consumption, Sarah Anne Amin, PhD, Animal Nutrition and Food Science

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The health care provider's experience with fathers of overweight and obese children, Eliza Weston Anti, MS, Nursing

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Screaming Behind a Door: The Experiences of Individuals Incarcerated Without Opioid Maintenance Treatment, Shoshana Aronowitz, MS, Nursing

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An Evaluation Of Vermicompost As A Fast-Acting Nitrogen Amendment To Mitigate Nitrogen Deficiencies In Organic Vegetable Production, Peter Dalton Austin, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Robot Localization Obtained by Using Inertial Measurements, Computer Vision, and Wireless Ranging, William Baker, MS, Electrical Engineering

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The Role Of Motivation And Curriculum In Shaping Pro-Sustainable Attitudes And Behaviors In Students, Kathleen Bamford, MS, Natural Resources

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Measuring the Impacts of a School Garden-Based Nutrition Intervention, Jenna Banning, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Predicting Trajectory Paths For Collision Avoidance Systems, Cesar Barrios, PhD, Electrical Engineering

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The Influence Of Prenatal Stress On Behaviors Associated With Schizophrenia And Autism Spectrum Disorder., Harold Bauerle, MA, Psychology

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Investigation Of A Ring Fragmentation Reaction For The Synthesis Of Tethered Aldehyde Ynones And Medium Sized Cyclic Ynones And Ynolides, Ali Bayir, PhD, Chemistry

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A Science Instrument for the Digital Age: #Scistuchat Participants' Perceptions of Twitter as a Tool for Learning and Communicating Science, Ryan Liss Becker, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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A Science Instrument for the Digital Age: #Scistuchat Participants' Perceptions of Twitter as a Tool for Learning and Communicating Science, Ryan Liss Becker, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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The Champlain Sea/Lake Champlain Transition Recorded In The Northeast Arm Of Lake Champlain, USA-Canada, Ashliegh Theresa Belrose, MS, Geology

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The Molecular Evolution of Non-Coding DNA and Population Ecology of the Spiny Softshell Turtle (Apalone spinifera) in Lake Champlain, Lucas Edward Bernacki, PhD, Biology

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Physical Activity in Nature and Children's Mental Health, Stephanie Marcia Bless, MS, Nursing

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Comprehensive Assessment of Organic Apple Production in Vermont: Experience from Two Orchard Systems, 2006-2013, Terence L. Bradshaw, PhD, Plant and Soil Science

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Working in Utopia: Locating Marx's "Realm of Necessity" in the Socialist Futures of Bellamy and Morris, Kira Braham, MA, English

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Conversational topic moderates visual attention to faces in autism spectrum disorder, Ashley Rae Brien, MS, Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Sedimentologic Comparison Of The Late/lower Early Middle Cambrian Altona Formation And The Lower Cambrian Monkton Formation, Ryan A. Brink, MS, Geology

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Swede Midge, Contarinia Nasturtii (diptera: Cecidomyiidae), Response To Brassica Oleracea In Simulated Intercropping Systems, Gemelle Laureen Brion, MS, Food Systems

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Mothers' Perceptions of Workplace Breastfeeding Support, Katrina Marie Russo Burks, MS, Nursing

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Density Functional Theory Study of Dilute Transition Metal Phthalocyanines, Daniel Burrill, MS, Physics

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Top-down and bottom-up tools for integrated pest management in Northeastern hop production, Lily Calderwood, PhD, Plant and Soil Science

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The Impact of Engagement With Community Supported Agriculture on Human Attitude Towards the Sustainable Food Movement, Ariana Margarita Cano, MS, Natural Resources

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Defining Food Agency: An Ethnographic Exploration of Home and Student Cooks in the Northeast, Maria Carabello, MS, Food Systems

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A Comparative Examination of the Safety Programs at UCLA, UMN, and UVM in Response to Recent Chemistry Laboratory Incidents, Victoria Carhart, MS, Chemistry

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Evaluation of Key Geomechanical Aspects of Shallow and Deep Geothermal Energy, Robert Alexander Caulk, MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Burst Pressure Properties and Ex Vivo Analysis of Alginate-Based Hydrogels for Tissue Sealant Applications, Patrick Nelson Charron, MS, Mechanical Engineering

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Understanding Everyday Decisions: An Examination Of Biases In Decision-Making, Educational Attainment, And Use Of Tobacco And Nicotine Delivery Products Among Women Of Reproductive Age, Laura L. Chivers, PhD, Psychology

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Ankylosing Spondylitis & Chronic Pain Syndrome: Bridging the Gap Between Perpetuated Medicine & Holistic Therapies, Jarett Chizick, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Ubiquitin Ligase Trim32 and Chloride-sensitive WNK1 as Regulators of Potassium Channels in the Brain, Eugene Miler Cilento, PhD, Neuroscience

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A Randomized Pilot Trial: An Internet-Based Mind/body Intervention To Mitigate Anxiety In Women Experiencing Infertility, Jessica Clifton, PhD, Psychology