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 2011

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Soully Responsible: a Single Mother’s Spiritual Journey, Tamar Bouchard, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Education Through Meaning-Making: An Artist’s Journey from Quarterlifer to Educator, Tamara D. Brown, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Exploring the Perception of Self-Efficacy Among Teachers and Principals in Meeting, Brian F. Carroll, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Investigating the Timing of Deglaciation and the Efficiency of Subglacial Erosion in Central-Western Greenland with Cosmogenic 10Be and 26Al, Lee B. Corbett, MS, Geology

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Increasing Physical Activity of Preschool Students, Margaret Dunn-Carver, MS, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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Unlearning Racism:, Edorah Frazer, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Status of Lake Whitefish (Coregonus Clupeaformis) in Lake Champlain, 2006-2010, Seth Herbst, MS, Natural Resources

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In the "Eye of the Beholder": Prejudice, the In-Group Over-Exclusion Effect, and the Fat Threshold, Leslie C Johnson, PhD, Psychology

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Influence of Plant Age, Soil Moisture, and Temperature Cylcing Date on Containter-Grown Herbaceous Perennials, Sarah Kingsley-Richards, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Roles of Fas in Neural Progenitor Cell Differentiation, Survival, and Immune-Cell Interactions, Julia Knight, PhD, Neuroscience

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Welcoming the Stranger to the Land of Cancer:, Theresa Lever, MEd, Interdisciplinary

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Engaging and Disengaging: a Qualitative Study of Middle School Girls and Mathematics, Anita M Long, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Mechanical Behavior of Atomically Thin Graphene Sheets Using Atomic Force Microscopy Nanoindentation, Evan Malina, MS, Mechanical Engineering

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Improved Methods for Cluster Identification and Visualization, Narine Manukyan, MS, Computer Science

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Assessing Uncertainty Associated with Groundwater and Watershed Problems Using Fuzzy Mathematics and Generalized Regression Neural Networks, Bree R. Mathon, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Margaret Atwood’s Divided Self, Kate Moss, MA, English

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Being Black:, Learie C. Nurse, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Vermont Incarcerated Womens’ Initiative Drug Education,, Susan Onderwyzer, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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When Animal Housing and Strain Difference Matter: Cellular and Behavioral Studies in Mouse Olfaction, Carol Taylor-Burds, PhD, Biology

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“Culturally Homeless”: Queer Parody and Negative Affect as Resistance to Normatives, Phillip Zapkin, MA, English

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Applications of Acoustic Techniques to Targeting Drug Delivery and Dust Removal Relevant to NASA Projects, Di Chen, PhD, Materials Science

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Investigation of Contaminant Transport in Tidally-Influenced Aquifers: Experiment and Analysis, Hua Chen, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Chemical Composition and Nutrient Profile of the Low Molecular Weight Fraction of Bovine Colostrum, Scott Christiansen, MS, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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A Complex Network Approach to Analyzing the Structure and Dynamics of Power Grids, J. Eduardo Cotilla-Sanchez, MS, Electrical Engineering

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Subcellular Distribution of a Voltage-Gated Potassium Channel: the Effect of Localization on Channel Function, Megan Anne Doczi, PhD, Anatomy and Neurobiology

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Peer to Peer Sustainability Outreach Programs: the Interface of Education and Behavior Change, Christina Erickson, PhD, Natural Resources

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Biochemical Characterization of DNA Glycosylases from Mycobacterium Tuberculosis, Yin Guo, PhD, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

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« Vive Nous! »: Les Fondements Nationalistes de la Guerre des Boutons, Karl E. Haloj II, MA, French

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Rural Vermont: the Food Environment and Cooking Practices As An Implication for Health, Shauna Henley, MS, Nutrition and Food Sciences

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The Effect of Class Size on Student Achievement in a Rural State, Michael Kornfeld, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Searching for the Sweet Spot: Managing Information as a Good that Improves with Use, Ida Kubiszewski, PhD, Natural Resources

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A Study of the Relationship Between Foundational Per Pupil Investment and Student Outcomes, Michelle Baird Mathias, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Lung Impedance Measurements Using Tracked Breathing, Daphtary Nirav, MS, Biomedical Engineering

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Role of Voltage-Dependent Calcium Channels in Subarachnoid Hemorrhage-Induced Constriction of Intracerebral Arterioles, Matthew Nystoriak, PhD, Pharmacology

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Modulation of Base Excision Repair by Nucleosomes, Ian Odell, PhD, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

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Estimating the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) for Baltimore, MD, Stephen Posner, MS, Natural Resources

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Educating Youth in Foster Care: Educators’ Perspectives, Randall Preston, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Effective Practices for Teaching Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Validation of a Program Assessment Tool, Meagan Roy, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Characterization of Porous Building Materials for Agent Transport Predictions Using Artificial Neural Networks, Cabot Savidge, MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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A Multilevel Property Hedonic Approach to Valuing Parks and Open Space, Christopher Treg, PhD, Natural Resources

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A Bound Vortex Surface Impingement Method for Adhered Dust Particle Removal, Nicholas Vachon, MS, Mechanical Engineering

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Mechanisms of Secondary Extinction, Drina Vurbic, MA, Psychology

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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Ecological Economic Applications for Urban and Regional Sustainability, Kenneth Bagstad, PhD, Natural Resources

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Exploring Unique Aspects of Apicomplexan Cell Biology Using Molecular Genetic and Small Molecule Approaches, Whittney Dotzler Barkhuff, PhD, Cell and Molecular Biology

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Mathematical and Molecular Epidemiology of Subclinical Mastitis Treatment in Lactating Dairy Cows, John Barlow, PhD, Animal, Nutrition and Food Science

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Investigations of Electric Arc Furnace Slag Filters: Phosphorus Treatment Performance, Removal Mechanisms and Material Reuse, Simon Bird, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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Outside Second-Generation, Inside First-Generation: Shedding Light on a Hidden Population in Higher Education, DeMethra LaSha Bradley, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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“I Feel Like I’m Safe Again:” the Middle School Experiences of Immigrants in a Multilingual/Multicultural Setting, Kathleen Brinegar, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Bogus Butter: An Analysis of the 1886 Congressional Debates on Oleomargarine Legislation, Chris Burns, MA, History

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Investigation of the Molecular Basis of Receptor Mediated Iron Release from Transferrin, Shaina Byrne, PhD, Biochemistry