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. Print and electronic dissertations and theses are browseable and searchable at UVM Theses & Dissertations.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2025

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Ultra-Brief CBT for Primary Care Visits: Pilot Training and Implementation, Julia M. Terman, PhD, Psychology

Theses/Dissertations from 2024

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Non-Market Food Practices Do Things Markets Cannot: Why Vermonters Produce and Distribute Food That's Not For Sale, Sam Bliss, PhD, Natural Resources

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Evaluating The Performance Of Winter Peas As Dual-Use Crops For Both Cover Crop And Profit Crop, Emmanuel Kwame Brefo, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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The Inclusion of Woodchips and Drinking Water Treatment Residuals in Vegetated Bioretention Planters: How Do They Stack Up to Conventional Soil Media?, Samantha Kay Brewer, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Selection For Insecticide Tolerance Alters Phenotypic, Transcriptomic, And Epigenetic Responses To Multiple Stressors In The Colorado Potato Beetle., Erika Bueno, PhD, Plant and Soil Science

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Investigating The Effects Of Loss Of Runx1 And Its Role In Mitotic Gene Bookmarking And Breast Cancer, Priyanka Gajanan Chavarkar, MS, Pharmacology

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Assessing The Impact Of An Intervention To Build Food Agency During Emerging Adulthood, Amy Finley, MS, Food Systems

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High School Nutrition Education in Vermont: An Exploratory Case Study, Deborah Hinchey, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Effective Drag Coefficient Prediction on single-view 2D Images of Snowflakes, Cameron Hudson, MS, Complex Systems and Data Science

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Health Literacy among Rural Emerging Adults with Chronic Pain: Implications for Behavioral Health and Treatment, Tori Humiston, PhD, Psychology

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Pka Signaling In Focal Adhesions: A New Niche For Pka Targets And Anchoring Proteins, Mingu Kang, PhD, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

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Dynamical Modeling of Resistojet Style Thrusters for Fault Detection, and Fault Identification, Jonathan Leo Kerivan, MS, Mechanical Engineering

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Trauma And Resilience Mechanisms During Political Violence: Survivors Of The 2021 Military Coup In Myanmar, Phyu Pannu Khin, PhD, Psychology

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Special Educator Burnout: A Mixed-Methods Analysis Of Role Stressors, Relationship Quality With Students, And Burnout, Katherine Lee, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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High-Plex Imaging Of Rnas And Proteins For Spatial Profiling Of The Breast Cancer Tumor Microenvironment, Kyra Lee, MS, Pathology

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The Bidirectional Associations Between Children’s Cognitive and Emotional Self-Regulation and Parents’ Depressive Symptoms, Maria C. Lent, PhD, Psychology

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The Impact Of Minority Stress On The Developing Brains And Well-Being Of Gender Diverse Youth, Hannah Marie Loso, PhD, Psychology

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Structural Characteristics and Recruitment Dynamics of Old-Growth Red Spruce-Northern Hardwoods Mixedwood Forests: Baselines for Restoration and Maintenance of an Historically Important Community, Jordan Luff, MS, Natural Resources

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An Agroecological Approach To Improving Soil Health Practices On Vermont Vegetable Farms, Rebecca Reed Maden, PhD, Plant and Soil Science

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Effects of Crystallization on Micromechanical Behavior of Polyethylene Nanocomposites, Mason Cole Martell, MS, Mechanical Engineering

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Enhancing grid reliability with coordination and control of distributed energy resources, Hani Mavalizadeh, PhD, Electrical Engineering

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Fine-grained Permeable Surfaces Mapping through Parallel U-Net, Nathaniel Ogilvie, MS, Computer Science

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The Population Genetics Of Four Ant Species In A Fragmented Urban Environment, Jacob Anthony Sorrentino, MS, Biology

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Compensatory Mechanisms in Eye Development: Critical overlapping roles of Crk and Nck adaptor proteins in the zebrafish retina, Helaina Renee Stergas, PhD, Biology

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The Impact of Representative Scale in Groundwater Modeling, Evan Norris Ulrich, MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Robust interventions in network epidemiology, Erik Weis, MS, Complex Systems

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Organic Fouling Mitigation In Forward Osmosis Technology Through The Use Of Oscilatting Alternating Current Electric Fields, Logan Werner, MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Understanding POGZ Across Neurodevelopment and DNA Repair, Trevor Hamilton Wolf, PhD, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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Communication is Movement: Speech and Gesture Motor Control and Coordination in Autism, Claudia Ida Abbiati, PhD

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Impact of preexisting autoimmune disease on outcomes of patients with myelodysplastic syndromes, Diego Andres Adrianzen Herrera, MS, Clinical and Translational Science

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A Quantitative Study Of The Impact Of Foreign Aid On Economic Growth And Human Development Index In Afghanistan From 1960-2020, Fareed Ahmadi, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Partnership Between Iraqi Families With Refugee Backgrounds And School Professionals, Ashraf Alamatouri, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Metal-Dielectric Photonic Crystal Organic Light Emitting Diodes: A Novel Platform for Light Emission and Investigation of Light-Matter Interactions, David Allemeier, PhD, Materials Science

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Pre-Written Chemistry Lessons As A Tool For Increasing Science Interest In Elementary School, Alexandria Marie Alveshere, PhD, Chemistry

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Food and Families: The effects of food insecurity and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program on child and family functioning, Merelise R. Ametti, PhD, Psychology

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“no Solamente Del Café Puede Vivir Uno...”: Participatory Action Research On Agricultural Diversification In Smallholder Coffee Systems Of Chiapas, Mexico, Janica Mia-Maaria Anderzén, PhD, Plant and Soil Science

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Deep Reinforcement Machine Learning as a Driver of Agent Decision-Making in Agent-Based Models of Coupled Natural and Human Complex Systems, Kevin Allen Andrew, MS, Computer Science

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Investigation of Silane Coating Treatments on Phynolic Impregnated Carbon Ablator for Mars and Future Planetary Exploration, Ian Ballou, MS, Mechanical Engineering

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Investigations of low-frequency vibrations in crystalline organic semiconductors and their impact on material properties, Peter Alexander Banks, PhD, Chemistry

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Riparian Buffer Establishment Using Different Management Techniques, Stever H. Bartlett, MS, Natural Resources

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Applications Of Bayesian Hierarchical Detection Models, Emily Beasley, PhD, Biology

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On the construction of more lifelike devices, Shawn Lawrence Beaulieu, PhD, Complex Systems

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Extended Kalman Filter Line-Based Simultaneous Localization and Mapping for Autonomous Robotics, Vedran Beganovic, MS, Electrical Engineering

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Investigating Dna Methylation In Ruminants: Conserved Patterns, Tissue Specificity, And Evolutionary Impact, Suraj Bhattarai, PhD, Animal Biosciences

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Paleolimnological Data Synthesis To Assess Long-Term Ecological Change In Vermont Lakes, Ismar Biberovic, MS, Natural Resources

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Design, Synthesis, And Biological Evaluation Of Small Molecule Antagonists Of The Pac1-R For Treatment Of Chronic Pain, Migraine, And Anxiety-Related Disorders, Rebecca Jane Bogart, PhD, Chemistry

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Technological and spatial analysis techniques to improve outcomes of agricultural nutrient management, Finn A. Bondeson, MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Nonlinear Relationships Between The Environment And Health, Levi N. Bonnell, PhD, Clinical and Translational Science

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The Role Of A Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase-Activating Polypeptide (pacap) Circuit In Stress And Anxiety, Melissa Nicole Boucher, PhD, Neuroscience

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Weathering Gradients in Podzols of the Northeastern U.S., Jenny Bower, PhD, Plant and Soil Science