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 2021

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Examining Sex Differences In Habit Formation: Effects Of Methamphetamine Sensitization And Contributions Of Ovarian Hormones, Hannah Schoenberg Book, PhD, Psychology

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Microevolution In Staphylococcus Aureus: Does Exposure To Sub-Lethal Levels Of Cinnamon Bark Oil Lead To Changes In Antimicrobial Susceptibility?, Heather Sandra Schuettner, MS, Animal Biosciences

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Microevolution In Staphylococcus Aureus: Does Exposure To Sub-Lethal Levels Of Cinnamon Bark Oil Lead To Changes In Antimicrobial Susceptibility?, Heather Sandra Schuettner, MS, Animal Biosciences

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A Case Study Of A School-Based Expanded Learning Summer Program, Karen S. Scott, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Flood Analysis of Bridge-Stream Interactions using Two-Dimensional Models, Rachel Seigel, MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Investigating The Role Of Protein Kinase A In The Control Of Focal Adhesion And Traction Force Dynamics, Amanda Senatore, MS, Pharmacology

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The Maintenance Of Genomic Stability: Impacts Of The Loss Of Kif18a, Leslie Anne Sepaniac, PhD, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics

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How Postmodernist Poetry Imagines, Seunghyun Shin, MA, English

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The Role Of Higher Education In Intergenerational Mobility, Amanda Davis Simpfenderfer, PhD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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The Effect Of Physically Effective Undegradable Neutral Detergent Fiber And Rumen Fermentable Starch On Lactating Holstein Cows, Katherine Mae Smith, MS, Animal Science

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After The Flood: Exploring The Influence Of Risk Perception And Decision Criteria Preference On Flood Mitigation In The Lake Champlain Richelieu River Basin, Emma Jane Spett, MS, Community Development and Applied Economics

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Quantifying language changes surrounding mental health on Twitter, Anne Marie Stupinski, MS, Complex Systems and Data Science

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Metarhizium Anisopliae, Metarhizium Brunneum And Beauveria Bassiana Formulations For Biological Control Of Larval Winter Ticks, Dermacentor Albipictus, Cheryl Sullivan, PhD, Plant and Soil Science

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Optimizing New In Vitro Methodologies For Assessing The Effects Of Mechanical Stimuli On Lung Cells: Implications For Lung Biology And Disease, Alicia E. Tanneberger, MS, Biomedical Engineering

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Personality Pathology in Winter Depression: Prevalence and Treatment Trajectories in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Light Therapy, Julia Marie Terman, MA, Psychology

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Phosphorus and Nitrogen Losses in Runoff from Fields with and without Tile Drainage, Leanna Thalmann, MS, Plant and Soil Science

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A Deed Without A Name: Magical Social Reproduction In Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, And The Tempest, Emily Thibodeau, MA, English

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The Role Of Bdnf-Mediated Neuroplasticity In Cardiovascular Regulation Within The Hypothalamus And Brainstem, Daniella Johanna Thorsdottir, PhD, Pharmacology

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Vermont Special Educators’ Perceptions On The Inclusion Of Students With Disabilities In Universal Positive Behavioral Interventions And Supports (pbis), Cassandra L. Townshend, EdD, Educational Leadership

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Determinants Of Antibody Immunity In Flavivirus Infections And Immunization, Huy Tu, PhD, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

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Sit-Stand Performance With Wearables: An Indicator Of Impairment And Fall Risk In Multiple Sclerosis, Lindsey Tulipani, PhD, Biomedical Engineering

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Using Institutional Ethnography To Illuminate the Contested Space of Grading, Sharon Ultsch, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Effect of long-term dietary fat quality on metabolic health with a special focus on dairy fat, Allison L. Unger, PhD, Animal Science

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Leveraging Domain Knowledge in Deep Learning Systems, Colin Van Oort, PhD, Complex Systems and Data Science

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The Development and Validation of the Supportive Other Experiences Questionnaire: Integrating the Perspectives of the Social Support Provider After Traumatic Injury, Katherine Ann van Stolk-Cooke, PhD, Psychology

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Climate Responses Of Red Spruce (picea Rubens Sarg.) And Its Associated Forest Community Along Elevational Gradients In The Northeastern United States., Brittany Verrico, PhD, Plant Biology

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Carbon Monoxide Measurements in a CO2 Plasma Using Two-Photon Laser Induced Fluorescence, Brandon Voll, MS, Mechanical Engineering

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Trace Metal Contamination In Urban Soils: A Field To Laboratory Methodological Framework For Characterization And Education, Sandra LeighAnne Walser, MS, Geology

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Transient effects in solution-processed organic thin films, Jing Wan, PhD, Physics

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The Feasibility of Over-Summer Snow Storage at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Craftsbury VT, Hannah Sarah Weiss, MS, Natural Resources

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Parent Status and Post-Traumatic Stress Severity Experienced by Refugees, Holly Taylor Weldon, PhD, Psychology

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Perceived Addictiveness of Marijuana, Tobacco and Alcohol Use in Vermont Youth and Young Adults: Associations Between Addiction Perceptions, Sociodemographics, and Substance Use, Julia C. West, MA, Psychology

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Analysis Of Host Factors Involved In Regulating Hiv-1-Induced Syncytium Formation, Emily Elizabeth Whitaker, PhD, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

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Enhancing Ecosystem Services And Climate Resilience In Agriculture: A Transdisciplinary Approach, Alissa White, PhD, Plant and Soil Science

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A Peridynamic Simulation Of Repeated Projectile Impacts On A Steel Plate, Jacob Williams, MS, Mechanical Engineering

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Exploring Barriers And A Potential Solution For Physical Therapists Prescribing Physical Activity To Patients 50 Years And Older, Mariana Wingood, PhD, Interprofessional Health Sciences

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Two-Dimensional Bose–Hubbard Model for Helium on Graphene, Jiangyong Yu, MS, Physics

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Multiscale Modeling Of Biological Complexes: Strategy And Application, Xiaochuan Zhao, PhD, Chemistry

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Investigations Of Pnictogen And Boron-Group Compounds Towards The Synthesis Of Group Iii/v Pre-Ceramic Molecules, Brandon James Ackley, PhD, Chemistry

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Exploring tsRNA Function in Aggressive Breast Cancer Cell Models, Caroline Adams, MS, Pharmacology

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Apocalypse Out of Time: William Apess's Political Theology, Jeffrey Garfield Adams, MA, English

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The Vicissitudes Of Lack: Situating Asexuality Within Psychoanalysis, Nicholas Adler, MA, English

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Assessing the Biogeochemical Drivers of Dissolved Organic Carbon (DOC) in Forested Headwater Catchments: A Multi-Scaled Approach, Thomas Adler, MS, Geology

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Effects Of Chronic Stress On The Pituitary Adenylate Cyclase Activating Polypeptide (pacap) In The Bed Nucleus Of The Stria Terminalis (bnst), Mahafuza Aktar, MS, Neuroscience

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Feeding Strategies For Grazing Organic Dairy Cows And The Impact On Milk Production., Ariel Ayers, MS, Animal Science

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The Energetic Consequences Of Winter Foraging For Northern Temperate Fish Species, Benjamin David Block, MS, Biology

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Using Chirality-Assisted Synthesis To Construct Light-Responsive, Freeform Helical Foldamers And Shape-Defined Polymers, Jessica Leigh Bocanegra, PhD, Chemistry

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Anti-Tumor Signaling Of Thyroid Hormone Receptor Beta In Breast And Thyroid Cancer Cells, Eric Bolf, PhD, Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Sciences

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More Than A Scholarship: College And Career Outcomes Of Mitchell Institute Promise Scholars, Loren Bowley Dow, EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Rapid evolution in agroecosystems: transposable elements and epigenetics in the colorado potato beetle, Kristian Brevik, PhD, Plant and Soil Science