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 2022

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Envisioning Equitable Access To Secondary Literacy Learning Through Sociocultural And Critical Approaches To The Implementation Of Multitiered Systems Of Supports, Audrey Flynn Richardson, PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Adaptive Capacity And [un]natural Disasters: Puerto Rican Farmers’ Adaption And Food Security Outcomes After Hurricane Maria, Luis Alexis Rodriguez-Cruz, PhD, Food Systems

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Implications Of Population Genetics And Physiological Responses On The Conservation Of Moose (alces Alces Americana), Elias Rosenblatt, PhD, Natural Resources

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Exploring Mycorrhizae In Riparian Restoration To Enhance Phosphorus Mitigation And Pollinator Habitat On Unceded Territory, Jessica Ann Rubin, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Disentangling The Separate And Intersecting Pathways Of Carbon And Nitrogen Response To Overlapping Drivers, Manya Ruckhaus, MS, Geology

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Characterizing Phosphorus Transport to Agricultural Tile Drains in Vermont, Ryan Andrew Ruggiero, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Sustainability Transitions With Precision Agriculture And Compatible Incentives For Farmers, Benjamin E. Ryan, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Spiny spiders and spiny trees: Molecular phylogenetics and biogeographic reconstruction reveal history of recurrent overwater dispersal events, single-island endemics, and new species of Caribbean Micrathena (Araneae: Araneidae), Lily Kay Shapiro, MS, Biology

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Characterization of Effects of Electric and Acoustic Fields on Fouling During Microfiltration Experiments, Yuxiang Shen, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Genetic Ablation of Kir2.1 Channels and its Effects on Micturition in Conscious Mice, Ryan Thomas Shields, MS, Pharmacology

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The Impact Of Nitric Oxide On Dendritic Cell Metabolism, Julia Priscilla Snyder, PhD, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

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Experiences Participating In Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs During The Early Months Of The Covid-19 Pandemic: A Mixed Methods Study In Vermont, Emma Haven Spence, MS, Food Systems

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Visualizing The Forces Exerted During 3d Motility By Toxoplasma Gondii, Rachel Stadler, PhD, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

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Making Meaning Through Leadership: An Exploration Of College Men, Masculinity, And Motivation To Lead, Katharine Stango, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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An Examination Of Response Inhibition In Operant Conditioning, Michael Steinfeld, PhD, Psychology

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Secure and Private Federated Learning at Large Scale, Timothy Stevens, PhD, Computer Science

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Changing environmental conditions and the response and potential adaptability of freshwater whitefishes, Taylor R. Stewart, PhD, Biology

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A Comparison of Maternal Oxycodone and Buprenorphine Use on Prenatal Development in Mice, Utilizing a New Volitional Drug Administration Apparatus, Nellie Anne Stidham, MS, Pharmacology

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The Impact Of Parent Training On Epigenetic Age Acceleration In Disadvantaged Children, Alexandra Sullivan, PhD, Psychology

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Protein Kinase A Activity In Migrating Cells Is Regulated By Mechanical Inputs And The Activity Of Focal Adhesion Kinase, Kathryn Victoria Svec, PhD, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

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An Abrupt Transition To Remote Learning: The Tenuous Educational Experiences Of First-Generation College Students Amidst The Covid-19 Pandemic, Beth Ellen Taylor-Nolan, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Spatial And Temporal Control Of The Kinesin Motors Kif11 And Kif22 In Mitosis, Alex Frances Thompson, PhD, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

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A Global Understanding Of The Factors Facilitating Plant Invasions., R. Kirsten Tyler, PhD, Natural Resources

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Characterizing The Interaction Of Polymerase Θ Helicase-Like Domain With Dna, Scott Vanson, PhD, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

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Building Relationships and Resilience: Local Food Systems in Vermont and New England During the Covid-19 Pandemic and Beyond, Claire Whitehouse, MS, Food Systems

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Mitochondrial Dynamics Regulation of the Lung Epithelial Response to Complex Allergen, Sierra White, PhD, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

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Phosphorus Dynamics In Restored Riparian Wetlands On Former Agricultural Land In Vermont, Adrian Robert Hendrick Wiegman, PhD, Natural Resources

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The impact of opioid agonist treatment on nicotine metabolism, Rhiannon Chou Wiley, MA, Psychology

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Investigation into extraterrestrial and terrestrial soils and their simulants with and without microbially-induced improvement, Robert Lee Worley II, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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A Holistic Approach To River Restoration Design And Conservation Planning On The Reach And Basin Scales Using Hydraulic Modeling And Multi-Objective Optimization Tools, Lindsay Courtney Worley, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Emergence of Elasto-Inertial Turbulence in 2D Natural Convection Flow with Polymer Additives, Fuqian Yin, MS, Mechanical Engineering

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Language-Based Analysis Of Differential Privacy, Chukwunweike Abuah, PhD, Computer Science

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The Food-Energy-Water Nexus, Embodied Injustices, And Transboundary Sustainability, Sonya Ahamed, PhD, Natural Resources

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Developing natural language processing instruments to study sociotechnical systems, Thayer Alshaabi, PhD, Complex Systems and Data Science

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Multiscale assessment of drinking water treatment residuals as a phosphorus sorbing amendment in stormwater bioretention systems, Michael Rick Ament, PhD, Plant and Soil Science

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The Effects Of Dietary Yeast Extracts On Rumen Microbiota And Fermentation In A Dual-Flow Continuous Culture Fermentation System, Lauren Baker, MS, Animal Science

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Shaping Soil: Examining Relationships Between Agriculture And Climate Change, Lindsay Barbieri, PhD, Natural Resources

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Familiar Forms, Unfamiliar Containers: A Formal Examination of The Body, Mind, and Community in Black Women’s Science Fiction and Fantasy, Cameron Clark Bauserman, MA, English

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Mediators Of Bladder Dysfunction In A Rat Model Of Cyclophosphamide-Induced Cystitis, Katharine Beca, PhD, Neuroscience

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Small-scale Roll Coating as a Transitional Stage in the Scaling of Organic Electronic Device Fabrication Techniques, Jared Benson, MS, Physics

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“Can You Tell When There Is A Good Fire?”: Haunting And Ecogothic Violence In Jane Eyre, Great Expectations, And The Moonstone, Mckenzie Bergan, MA, English

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Modeling Moose Habitat Use And Fitness Consequences Of Habitat Selection In Vermont, Usa, Joshua Alexander Blouin, MS, Natural Resources

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The Impacts Of Asian Longhorned Beetle On Forests In Southern New England, Olivia Fay Box, MS, Natural Resources

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Quasilinear Control: Multivariate Nonlinearities, Robustness and Numerical Properties, and Applications, Sarnaduti Brahma, PhD, Electrical Engineering

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We Are Our Memories: Evaluating The Efficacy Of A New Caregiver-Mediated Intervention To Support Episodic Memory In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Ashley Rae Brien, PhD, Interprofessional Health Sciences

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Assessing The Impact Of Changes In Acid Deposition On Dissolved Organic Carbon Mobilization From Two Forested Headwater Catchments: A Combined Lab And Field Study, Caitlin Bristol, MS, Geology

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The Role Of Infralimbic Cortex In Switching Between An Instrumental Behavior’s Status As A Goal-Directed Action Or Habit, Matthew Broomer, MA, Psychology

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Spillover, dilution, and coinfection: Understanding the spread of disease within managed and native bee communities., Phillip A. Burnham, PhD, Biology

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Developing Identity: Exploring The History Of Indonesian Nationalism, Thomas Joseph Butcher, MA, History

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Characterizing Mass Loss in Central Cuba Using Long-Term Sediment Generation Rates and Rock Dissolution Rates, Mae Kate Campbell, MS, Geology