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 2020

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Investigations Of Pnictogen And Boron-Group Compounds Towards The Synthesis Of Group Iii/v Pre-Ceramic Molecules, Brandon James Ackley, PhD, Chemistry

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Exploring tsRNA Function in Aggressive Breast Cancer Cell Models, Caroline Adams, MS, Pharmacology

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Apocalypse Out of Time: William Apess's Political Theology, Jeffrey Garfield Adams, MA, English

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The Vicissitudes Of Lack: Situating Asexuality Within Psychoanalysis, Nicholas Adler, MA, English

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Feeding Strategies For Grazing Organic Dairy Cows And The Impact On Milk Production., Ariel Ayers, MS, Animal Science

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The Energetic Consequences Of Winter Foraging For Northern Temperate Fish Species, Benjamin David Block, MS, Biology

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Using Chirality-Assisted Synthesis To Construct Light-Responsive, Freeform Helical Foldamers And Shape-Defined Polymers, Jessica Leigh Bocanegra, PhD, Chemistry

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Anti-Tumor Signaling Of Thyroid Hormone Receptor Beta In Breast And Thyroid Cancer Cells, Eric Bolf, PhD, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

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Determining the Different Trajectories of PTSD Symptoms During the Acute Post-Trauma Period, Zoe Brier, MA, Psychology

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Exciton Coherence in 1D Phthalocyanine Based Organic Crystalline Thin Films, KimNgan Burrill, PhD, Materials Science

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As the world interns: The impact of identity and social, economic, and cultural capital on college student internship engagement, Amanda Chase, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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What Is Wardian?: Formulating Jesmyn Ward’s Literary Style And Technique Through Textual Analysis, Comparison, And Differentiation, Ryan Anthony James Conroy, MA, English

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Social Networking and Social Media as Resilience Strategies Among US Women Farmers, Kerry Daigle, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Effects Of Winter Ticks And Internal Parasites On Moose Survival And Fecundity In Vermont, Usa, Jacob Richard DeBow, MS, Natural Resources

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Essays on modeling and analysis of dynamic sociotechnical systems, David Rushing Dewhurst, PhD, Complex Systems

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Queer Anxieties in Washington State History, Michael Diambri, MA, History

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Factors Affecting The Adoption Of Automated Wood Pellet Heating Systems In The Northeastern US And Implications For The Transition To Renewable Energy, Laura Edling, PhD, Natural Resources

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The Fear Of Failure As An Athlete And An International Student: The Search For Meaning Making Outside My Comfort Zone, Loftur Páll Eiriksson, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Utilizing Machine Learning For Respiratory Rate Detection Via Radar Sensor, Anwar Elhadad, MS, Electrical Engineering

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Validation Of Two Gluten Elisa Assays Utilizing A Novel Polyclonal Antibody System, Lukas Emerson-Mason, MS, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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An Investigation Of The Relationships Between Callous-Unemotional Traits, Emotion Regulation, Antisocial Behavior, And Gender, Amanda Falcon, MA, Psychology

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A Generic Classification Of The Thelypteridaceae, Susan E. Fawcett, PhD, Plant Biology

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Co-optimization of a Robot's Body and Brain via Evolution and Reinforcement Learning, Jack Felag, MS, Complex Systems

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Aridity in the Literature of the American West: Water in Stegner's Angle of Repose and Abbey's The Monkey Wrench Gang, Annie Frodeman, MA, English

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Measuring Comprehensive Wellbeing In Vermont: An Applied Economics Perspective, Katherine Gallagher, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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"Saved? What is saved?": The Potentiality of Bakhtinian Ecology in DeLillo's White Noise, Kelly Gray, MA, English

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Farm Fresh Food Boxes, Lauren Greco, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Some results on a set of data driven stochastic wildfire models, Maxfield E. Green, MS, Complex Systems

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Resilience Amidst Adversity: The Sine Qua Non Principle for Meaningful and Effective Leadership in Education, Jennifer Jang Helgesen, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Formulation And Functional Properties Of Whey Protein Based Tissue Adhesive Using Totarol As An Antimicrobial Agent, Yifan Hou, MS, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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Restorative Supervision: Experiences of Mid and Senior-Level Professionals in Using Restorative Practices as Supervisors in Residential Life, Brandin Howard, PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Assessing The Effectiveness Of A Luminally Restricted 5-Ht4 Agonist For The Treatment Of Colitis And Constipation, Molly C. Hurd, MS, Pharmacology

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Economic Efficiency and Carbon Emissions in MES with Flexible Buildings, Zach Lawrence Hurwitz, MS, Mechanical Engineering

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Characterization of the University of Vermont Plasma Torch and Simulation of Pyrolysis Gas and Plasma Interactions, Precious Jagun, MS, Mechanical Engineering

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Planning For People In Communities And Outdoor Recreation Places: Fostering Community Cohesion, Shaping Place Meanings, And Exploring Imaginaries, Yumiko Jakobcic, PhD, Natural Resources

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The Environmental Microbiome In A Changing World: Microbial Processes And Biogeochemistry, Stephanie Juice, PhD, Natural Resources

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Autobiography She Wrote: Agatha Christie and the Problem of Female Authorship, Jesse Marie Keel, MA, English

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Examining Vermont Agricultural Producers’ Willingness To Pay For Extension One-On-One Business Planning Services And Future Programming Considerations, Anthony Kitsos, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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The Challenges Of Inclusive Education Policy Implementation In Ghana: Stakeholders’ Perspectives, Sefakor Grateful-Miranda Ama Komabu-Pomeyie, PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Shape Detection Of Concealed Conductive Objects Using Microwave Ultra-Wideband Spectra, Kyle Kowalczyk, PhD, Electrical Engineering

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A State Estimation Framework for Fatigue Monitoring and Prognosis of Minimally Instrumented Structural and Biomechanical Systems, Benjamin LeBlanc, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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The Performing Arts: An Equalizer In Education For All Students, A Teaching Artist’s Perspective, Annalisa Ledson, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Seasonal Water Column Dynamics Exert Strong Control On The Chemical Partitioning Of Benthic Phosphorus Pools Of Shallow Eutrophic Freshwater Systems, Meagan Leduc, MS, Geology

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Parenting Style and Relational Aggression: The Moderating Role of Physiological Reactivity, Maria Lent, MA, Psychology

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Novel Pausing Behavior Of The Kinesin-3 Family Member KIF1A Is Regulated By Tau, Dominique V. Lessard, PhD, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

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Recalibrating Our Moral Compass: How America's Narrowing Value System is Erasing LGBTQ+ People in Schools, Andrew LeValley, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Measuring The Implementation Fidelty Of Usa Hockey’s American Development Model, Leon Lifschutz, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Optimization of Mixing Efficiency in Low Reynolds Unlike Doublet Injectors by Incorporating Swirl, Samuel Braggins Ligon, MS, Mechanical Engineering

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Chemical Properties And Probiotics Survivability Of Symbiotic Coconut Yogurt Using Polymerized Whey Protein As A Gelation Agent, Jinglin Lu, MS, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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Examining Place Meanings in the Social Media of the U.S. National Park Service, Camille Marcotte, MS, Natural Resources