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 2017

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Emission Permits as a Monetary Policy Tool: Is it Feasible? Is it Ethical?, Tracey McCowen, PhD, Natural Resources

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A Seat At The Table: The Unspoken Values And Benefits Of Student And Academic Affairs Collaboration And Partnerships In Higher Education, Tynesha McCullers, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Hedonic Mechanisms of Weight Changes in Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction, Elizabeth McDonald, MS, Nursing

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Navigational Complexity Within Building Codes, James Stephen McLean, PhD, Mechanical Engineering

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What’s In Your Body Of Water? Reducing The Psychological Distance Of Pharmaceutical Pollution Through Metaphor In Risk Communication, Alexandra Z. Millarhouse, MS, Natural Resources

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Tetrabenzo[8]circulene: Synthesis and Structural Properties of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons with Negative Curvature, Robert William Miller, PhD, Chemistry

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Assessing The Probability Of Fluid Migration Caused By Hydraulic Fracturing; And Investigating Flow And Transport In Porous Media Using Mri, James Montague, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Ripple Performance Instrumentation, Modeling, and Testing for Wet Tantalum Capacitors, Paul Montane, PhD, Mechanical Engineering

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Assessing The Efficacy Of Two Species Of Silver Fly, Leucopis Argenticollis And L. Piniperda, As Biological Control Agents Of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Adelges Tsugae, Kyle Motley, MS, Natural Resources

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Education For Sustainability: Exploring Teaching Practices And Perceptions Of Learning Associated With A General Education Requirement, Lisa Watts Natkin, PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Students' Experiences with Personalized Learning: An Examination Using Self-Determination Theory, Steven Netcoh, PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Evolutionary Innovations In Ants To Thermally Stressful Environments, Andrew D. Nguyen, PhD, Biology

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My Story as a First-Generation Student from Vietnamese Immigrant Backgrounds and Implications for Asian American Students, Duy Nguyen, MEd, Educational Studies

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Understanding the Role of Runx2 in a Breast Cancer Progression Cell Model, Alexandra Ojemann, MS, Biochemistry

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The Influence of Adverse Childhood Experiences, Families, Neighborhoods, and School Environments on Cognitive Outcomes among Schoolchildren, Mark William Olofson, PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Assessing Community Dynamics and Colonization Patterns of Tritatoma dimidiata and Other Biotic Factors Associated with Chagas Disease Prevalence in Central America, Lucia Consuelo Orantes, PhD, Natural Resources

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Fibrolytic Enzymes And Silage Inoculants To Improve The Nutritive Value Of Silage, Salvador Ordaz, MS, Animal Science

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Cyclopentadienyl Compounds of the First Row Transition Metals and Early Actinides: Novel Main-Group Bond Forming Catalysis and New Metallacycles, Justin Kane Pagano, PhD, Chemistry

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The Psychopathic Personality: Measurement, Variants, And Utility Of The Construct, Melissa L. Paiva-Salisbury, PhD, Psychology

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Effects Of Plasticity And Hybridization On Life History Traits In Arabidopsis Thaliana Ecotypes, Kattia Paola Palacio Lopez, PhD, Plant Biology

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Multidimenional Assessment Of Parenting Across Three Developmental Stages, Justin Parent, PhD, Psychology

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Coaching Students For More Than A Career: Preparing Students For Life Beyond College Via Scholarly Personal Narrative Writing, Akshar Patel, MEd, Educational Leadership

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Nonprofit Social Enterprise: Social Change in a New Economic Paradigm, Cyrus O. Patten, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Application Of Electrokinetics In Subsurface Energy Extraction, Maria Peraki, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Myo2 Motor Function in the Contractile Ring and the Regulation of Fission Yeast Cytokinesis, Luther Woodrow Pollard, PhD, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

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Evolution Of Duplicated Han-Like Genes In Petunia X Hybrida., Beck Powers, MS, Plant Biology

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Towards a science of human stories: using sentiment analysis and emotional arcs to understand the building blocks of complex social systems, Andrew James Reagan, PhD, Mathematical Sciences

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The Role Of N-Terminal Acidic Inserts On The Dynamics Of The Tau Protein., Miranda Redmond, MS, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

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Cmos Programmable Time Control Circuit Design For Phased Array Uwb Ground Penetrating Radar Antenna Beamforming, Nicholas James Reilly, MS, Electrical Engineering

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Reading Toni Morrison: Rethinking Race and Subjectivity with Giorgio Agamben and Joan Copjec, Gabriela Marie Salazar, MA, English

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The Moderating Role of RSA Baseline, Reactivity, and Recovery in the Link between Parental Socialization of Emotion Regulation and Children's Internalizing Symptoms, Wesley Sanders, PhD, Psychology

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Lasting Legacies of Hurricane, Harvesting, and Salvage Logging Disturbance on Succession and Structural Development in an Old-Growth Tsuga canadensis-Pinus strobus Forest, Emma Sass, MS, Natural Resources

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Wind Turbine Wake Interactions - Characterization of Unsteady Blade Forces and the Role of Wake Interactions in Power Variability Control, Daniel Curtis Saunders, PhD, Mechanical Engineering

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Renewal In The Context Of Stress: A Potential Mechanism Of Stress-Induced Reinstatement, Scott Timothy Schepers, PhD, Psychology

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Transitions in Subtypes of Withdrawn Behavior from Childhood to Adolescence: The Role of Sports Participation, Meghan Conboy Schreck, PhD, Psychology

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Social and Emotional Dimensions of Succession Planning for Family Forest Owners in the Northeastern United States, Hallie E. Schwab, MS, Natural Resources

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Visual Attention to Photograph and Cartoon Images in Social StoriesTM: A Comparison of Typically Developing Children and Children with ASD, Chelsea Michelle Sedeyn, MS, Communication Sciences and Disorders

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Spawning Site Selection and Fry Development of Invasive Lake Trout in Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, Lee Simard, MS, Natural Resources

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Molecular Mechanisms Of Mrna Transport By A Class V Myosin And Cytoplasmic Dynein, Thomas Edward Sladewski, PhD, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

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Predictive Modeling of Adolescent Cannabis Use From Multimodal Data, Philip Spechler, MA, Psychology

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Shaping Policy in the Anthropocene: Gender Justice as a Social, Economic and Ecological Challenge, Phoebe Spencer, PhD, Natural Resources

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High School Principal Leadership For The Implementation Of A Personalized Proficiency Education Paradigm In The State Of Vermont, Jennifer Stainton, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Conceptualizing and Measuring Food Security Among Resettled Refugees Living in the United States, Hannah Stokes, MS, Food Systems

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Sediment Mobilization from Streambank Failures: Model Development and Climate Impact Studies, Jody Juniper Stryker, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Integrating Human Population Genetics And Genomics To Elucidate The Etiology Of Brain Disorders, Arvis Sulovari, PhD, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

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Tridecacyclene: Synthesis and Structural Properties of Non-Planar Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Studies Towards a Fragment of the Fullerene C240, Daniel Sumy, PhD, Chemistry

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Thyroid Hormone Receptor SS (trß) Regulation Of Runt-Related Transcription Factor 2 (runx2) In Thyroid Tumorigenesis: Determination Of The Trß Nuclear Protein Complexes That Associate With The Runx2 Gene., Thomas Howland Taber, MS, Pharmacology

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Development and Implementation of Methods to Study Crystallization in Cheese, Gil Fils Tansman, PhD, Animal Nutrition and Food Science

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Adaptive High Voltage Pulse Signal Generator Circuit Design, Lixi Tao, MS, Electrical Engineering

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Magnesium Intake and Depression in U.S. Adults, Emily Tarleton, PhD, Clinical and Translational Science