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 2019

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Applications In Sentiment Analysis And Machine Learning For Identifying Public Health Variables Across Social Media, Eric Michael Clark, PhD, Complex Systems

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Multiscale Expression Of Apatite Dissolution, Adele Conde, MS, Geology

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Consumer Support For Renewable Energy Systems: A Case Study Of Community Biodigesters In Vermont, Katelynn Maria Conedera, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Examining The Malleability Of Cigarette Product Preference, Danielle Rose Davis, PhD, Psychology

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Online First-Generation Students: A Qualitative Study on Retention, David Michael Dearden, EdD, Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration

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The Upsides & Downsides of College Athletics Within the NCAA: An Analysis of the Rules and a Personal Account of the Power of Resilience, Cassidy Evelyn Derda, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Regulation Of Natural Killer T Cell Subset Development And Function By Slam Family Receptors, Victoria DeVault, PhD, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

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Mitigating Gaseous Nitrogen and Carbon Losses from Northeastern Agricultural Soils via Alternative Soil Management Practices, Kyle Michael Dittmer, MS, Natural Resources

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Association Of Sickle Cell Trait With Exertional Rhabdomyolysis And Atrial Fibrillation., Daniel R. Douce, MS, Clinical and Translational Science

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Comprehensive Farm-to-School: A Mixed-Methods Case Study of the Classroom, Cafeteria, and Community, Suzanna Elkin, PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Early Undergraduate Publishing At The University Of Vermont: Literary And Debating Societies & Their Publications, 1803-1865, Alexander Hampton Ellis, MA, History

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Neurodevelopmental Roles of Semaphorin6A/PlexinA2 Signaling in Zebrafish, Sarah Elizabeth Emerson, PhD, Biology

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Network Scientific and Information Theoretic Approaches to Social Media During Extreme Climate Events, Benjamin Freixas Emery, MS, Complex Systems

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Finding Faith in the Academy: Religious Exploration as a High-Impact Practice for Quarterlife Students, Angela Erdmann, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Development And Characterization Of Multi-Crosslinking Injectable Hydrogels For Use In Cell And Drug Delivery, Jennifer Etter, PhD, Mechanical Engineering

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Natural Selection For Disease Resistance In Hybrid Poplars Targets Stomatal Patterning Traits And Regulatory Genes., Karl Christian Fetter, PhD, Plant Biology

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Comparison of Methods for Detection of Listeria on Wooden Shelves used for Cheese Aging: Challenges Associated with Sampling Porous Surfaces, Gina Christine Frontino, MS, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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Characterization Of Epigenetic Plasticity And Chromatin Dynamics In Cancer Cell Models, Diana Lea Gerrard, PhD, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

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Bhutanese Refugee Students: Their Perceptions Of High School And Challenges Of Accessing A Four-Year College Degree In The U.s., Hemant Tamang Ghising, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Validation of the Triarchic Model of Psychopathy in Youth, Andrew Douglas Gill, PhD, Psychology

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Examining The Impact Of Undergraduate Study Abroad On Early Career Outcomes: A Mixed Methods Approach, Noah Goldblatt, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Uncovering the Drivers of Non-Native Plant Invasions Using Ecological Data Synthesis, Marina Golivets, PhD, Natural Resources

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Multi-Polarized Channel Characterization, Marcia Golmohamadi, PhD, Electrical Engineering

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Using Word Embeddings to Explore the Language of Depression on Twitter, Sandhya Gopchandani, MS, Computer Science

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Measuring Linguistic and Cultural Evolution Using Books and Tweets, Tyler Gray, PhD, Mathematical Sciences

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From Maintenance To Stewardship: Green Stormwater Infrastructure Capacity In Vermont Towns & Design And Participatory Processes To Provide Cultural Ecosystem Services, Holly Lee Greenleaf, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Impact of a Winter Rye Cover Crop on Edge-of-Field Nutrient Losses and Corn Silage Production, Keegan Griffith, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Effects Of Tumor-Related Factors And Chemotherapy On Skeletal Muscle And The Protective Effects Of Exercise, Blas Anselmo Guigni, PhD, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

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Governing Water Quality Limits In Agricultural Watersheds, Courtney Ryder Hammond Wagner, PhD, Natural Resources

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Equity Pedagogies, Hidden Curricula: Social-Emotional Wellbeing Among Students Of Color In Elementary School, Rebecca Haslam, PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Energy Accommodation from Surface Catalyzed Reactions in Air Plasmas, Roland Herrmann-Stanzel, MS, Mechanical Engineering

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Multi-Objective Optimization Mission Design for Small-Body Coverage Missions, David William Hinckley, PhD, Mechanical Engineering

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Evaluation of candidate pheromone blends for mating disruption of the invasive swede midge (Contarinia nasturtii), Elisabeth Ann Hodgdon, PhD, Plant and Soil Science

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Can Perspective Taking Lead to Prejudice and Discrimination?, James Joseph Hodge, PhD, Psychology

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Referral Patterns and Service Provision in Child Protective Services: Child, Caregiver, and Case Predictors, Hannah Mead Holbrook, PhD, Psychology

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I. Contorted Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons: Attempted Synthesis Of [12]circulene Derivatives Ii. Synthesis And Characterization Of Novel [1]benzothieno[3,2-B][1]benzothiophene Derivatives, Jonathan Hollin, PhD, Chemistry

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Examination Of Bovine Rumen Fluid And Milk Fat Globule Membrane Proteome Dynamics, Mallory Cate Honan, MS, Animal Science

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Modeling Electric Vehicle Energy Demand and Regional Electricity Generation Dispatch for New England and New York, Sarah E. Howerter, MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Risk profiles for adolescent internalizing problems, Kelsey Elizabeth Hudson, PhD, Psychology

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Higher-order Runge--Kutta type schemes based on the Method of Characteristics for hyperbolic equations with crossing characteristics, Jeffrey Steven Jewell, MS, Mathematical Sciences

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Changing the Narrative: The Educational Power of Reading Young Adult Literature, Cary Rich Jewkes, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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The Role Of Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase Activating Polypeptide In The Dentate Gyrus In Regulating Behavior And Neurophysiology, Gregory Charles Johnson, PhD, Neuroscience

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Implementing Proficiency-Based Learning In Vermont High Schools: How Administrators Support Teacher Sensemaking Of Education Reform, Andrew Jones, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Stress and stressors affecting Latino migrant dairy farmworkers in Vermont: An exploratory analysis, Virginia Kades, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Coupled Thermal-Hydrological-Mechanical-Chemical Processes In Geothermal And Shale Energy Developments, Arash Kamali-Asl, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Protein Mass Spectrometry Aids In Chagas Vector Blood Meal Identification And Offers An Innovative Approach To Battling Vector-Borne Diseases, Judith Ina Keller, PhD, Biology

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Atomistic Simulation Studies Of Grain-Boundary Segregation And Strengthening Mechanisms In Nanocrystalline Nanotwinned Silver-Copper Alloys, Xing Ke, PhD, Materials Science

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A Randomized Trial to Compare Switching to Very Low Nicotine Content Cigarettes Versus Reducing Cigarettes Per Day, Elias Mushabac Klemperer, PhD, Psychology

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Nutrient Removal Performance Of A Wood Chip Bioreactor Treatment System Receiving Silage Bunker Runoff, Deborah Joy Kraft, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Cisco Science: Using Omics To Answer A Range Of Key Questions, Hannah Lachance, MS, Natural Resources