The University of Maine Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) project is a joint effort of Fogler Library and the Graduate School. Our goals are "to improve graduate education, increase sharing of knowledge, help universities build their information infrastructure, and extend the value of digital libraries," in keeping with those of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations, a national initiative of which the University of Maine is a member.
This online collection features the final theses and dissertations approved by the Graduate School of the University of Maine.
For more information about finding additional theses and dissertations or obtaining copies of those not available electronically, see Fogler Library's Subject Guide on Theses & Dissertations.
Questions can also be directed to Fogler Library's Special Collections Department by phone at (207) 581-1686 or email at um.library.spc @ maine.edu.
Theses/Dissertations from 2017
Flash Flood Modeling on Single and Multiple Structures and Wave Impact Mitigation Using SPH, sohaib rashid sulaiman alahmed
American Woodcock Migration Ecology at an Important Stopover, Cape May, New Jersey, Brian B. Allen
Creating Renewable Tunable Polymers from Hydroxymethylfurfural, Meredith C. Allen
Kant On The Beautiful, Justin P. Amoroso
Constraining the Spatial Extent of Strain Localization at the Base of the Seismogenic Zone: A Case Study from the Sandhill Corner Shear Zone, Maine, USA, Erik Kristian Anderson
The Paradigm of Engagement: Integrating Social Science and Extension Outreach to Engage Beginning Family Forest Owners, Ian Anderson
Cell Density (Mass per unit Volume) of Diatom Cells and Chains in relation to their Size, Growth, and Nutritional Condition, Stephanie L. Ayres
SimStream: A Framework for Teaching Environmental and Computational Thinking to Elementary and Middle School Students, Timothy Baker
Measuring Fertilization in Populations of Sea Scallop (Placopecten magellanicus): Developing and Testing Methods in the Laboratory and Field, Skylar Bayer
Spatial Cognitive Aging: Cognitive Map Decay and Compensatory Augmentations for Older Adults, Christopher R. Bennett
Candida and Pseudomonas Interact to Enhance Mucosal Infection in Transparent Zebrafish, Audrey C. Bergeron
Jonno's Place: Planning Community Housing for Adults Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Nancy D. Bergerson
Feasibility of using 3D printed molds for thermoforming thermoplastic composites, Sunil Bhandari
Spatial Organization and Erosion at the Holmes Point West Archaeological Site, Machiasport, Maine, Kendra D. Bird
Competing Priorities: French Canadian Women Religious in Biddeford, Maine, 1880-1910, Amanda M. Black
Games As Art, Aaron Dean Boothroyd
Economic and Spatial Impacts of a Wildlife Habitat Policy on Forest Management, Karin N. Bothwell
The effectiveness of a closed-circulation gaseous chlorine dioxide or ozone treatment against shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, Salmonella species, and Listeria monocytogenes on produce, David Bridges
A Comparison of Seed- and Seedling-Focused Ecologically Based Weed Management Strategies, Bryan Brown
Evaluating the Influence of Stem Form and Vigor on Product Potential, Growth, and Survival for Northern Commercial Hardwood Species, Mark Castle
Consumer and Phytonutrient Assessment of Locally Grown Maine Plum Fruit, Zakkary J. Castonguay
A Quantification Index for Power Systems Transient Stability, Shengen Chen
Structural Behavior of Inflatable, Reinforced, Braided, Tubular Members, Joshua Clapp
“A Dragon, Bog-Spawned, Is Now Stretched O’er This Land”: Nativism and the Rise of Patriotic-Protestantism in the Northeastern Borderlands During the 1920s and 1930s, Tyler C. Cline
Investigating The Effects Of Nitrate Exposure On The Metabolic Activity Of The Developing Zebrafish, Sarah M. Conlin
Wavelet-based Particle Tracking in Unreconstructed, Off-axis Holograms, Zachary R. Connerty-Marin
Detection and Analysis of Uncharged Particles Utilizing Consumer-Grade CCDs, John A. Cummings III
Sleep Disturbance as a Biobehavioral Marker for Neurodegeneration and Cognitive Decline in Aging, Katrina Daigle
Dany Laferrière: un Écrivain Magico-Réaliste?, Sean Danner
Qualitative Shape Descriptions using Qualitative Spatial Calculi, Christopher H. Dorr
The Effects of Carbohydrates on the Capsule Production and Chain Formation of Streptococcus iniae and S. agalactiae, Nicholas C. Fargnoli
Numerical Investigation of Vortex Formation with Application to Left Ventricle Filling, Lucas I. Farrar
Examining Student Ability to Follow and Interact with Qualitative Inferential Reasoning Chains, William N. Ferm Jr.
Aesthetic Insubordination, Playing with Worthless Materials, Sue Ann Gaitings
Community Structure and Food-web Dynamics in Northeastern U.S. Tidal Marshes, Laura K. Garey
Liminal Surfaces, Georgina E. Grenier
CGRP Effects on LP-BM5 Infection in Glial Cells, Eliza Grlickova-Duzevik
Impulse Radio Ultra Wide-Band Transmitters for Internet of Things, Praveen Gunturi
Revisiting Ocean Color algorithms for chlorophyll a and particulate organic carbon in the Southern Ocean using biogeochemical floats, Nils Haëntjens
Role Fit and the Glass Ceiling: Exploring Factors That Contribute to Women's Underrepresentation in Leadership, Lauren Hawthorne
An Analysis of Neurogenesis in a Mouse Model of Chemotherapy Related Cognitive Impairment, Maxwell A. Hennings
Breeding Ecology and Habitat Use of Unisexual Salamanders and their Sperm-Hosts, Blue-Spotted Salamanders (Ambystoma laterale), Kristine Hoffmann
Nanocellulose Fibers as a Potential Material for Orthopedic Implantation Application, David Gregg Holomakoff
Risk Perceptions of Climate Change Amongst Nature-Based Tourism Stakeholders in Western Maine, Lydia R. Horne
An Investigation of the In-Practice Development and Implementation of Recess and PE Weather Policies in Maine Elementary Schools, Lauren E. Jacobs
Biological and Ecological Behaviors of Phytophthora erythroseptica Mediated by Chemical Signals, He Jiang
Phytonutrient Content and Consumer Attitudes of Purple-Fleshed Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L.) and Consumer Attitudes Towards Low-Acrylamide French Fries, Aaron Michael Johnson
Characterization of Catalysts for Hydrodeoxygenation of Bio-oils using Phenol as a Model Compound, Abdulazeez Mohammed Khlewee
Understanding Climate History and Ice Extent in the Mid- to High Latitudes of the Southern Hemisphere During the Last Glacial Maximum, Courtney King
Forest Products Trucking Industry in Maine: Opportunities and Challenges, Anil Koirala
Investigating the Assessment of Abstraction as a Key Component of the Nature of Models, Derek C. LaBarron Mr.
Discovering the Writing Teacher Within: The Influence of Mentors in the National Writing Project, Maryia LaBree
Capacity for Recovery, Influence of Commercial Thinning, and Resistance to Defoliation in Spruce-Fir Forests, Cathie-Jo M. Langley
Attenuating the Antibody Reactivity of the Shrimp Major Allergen (Tropomyosin) using Food Processing Methods, Adeseye Lasekan
Using Contrasting Cases to Build Metacognitive Knowledge About the Impact of Salient Distracting Features in Physics Problems, Thanh K. Le
Development of an Accelerometer Instrumentation Array Embedded into a Gel Matrix Used to Simulate Brain Response, Vincent C. Lewis
Investigating Student Mental Models at the Intersection of Mathematics and Physical Reasoning in Physics, Savannah E. Lodge-Scharff
Experimental Characterization of Bearing/Bypass Interaction and Bolted Joint Fatigue in a Three-Dimensional Woven Carbon Composite, William London
Optimization of Wind Turbine Blade Fatigue Test Design, David Lopez
Development of a Surface Acoustic Wave Device for the Lysis of Bacterial and Red Blood Cells, Timothy Lyford
Nesting Ecology and Summertime Resource Selection of Ruffed Grouse in Central Maine, USA., Joelle Mangelinckx
The Role of IGFBP4 in Regulating Bone and Adipose Tissue Development in Mice, David Maridas
Divergent Responses of Larval and Juvenile Blue Mussels to Low Salinity Exposure, Melissa A. May
Piezoelectric Platforms for Bulk Acoustic Wave Sensor Applications, Jason M. McGann
Population Ecology of Colonially Breeding Seabirds: How Intrinsic Processes, Mediating Influences, and Individual Heterogeneity Affect Population Vital Rates, Aly McKnight
Renewable Hydrogels From Norbornene-Functionalized Carboxymethyl Cellulose and a Short Dithiol Crosslinked Via a Thiol-Ene Reaction, Thomas McOscar
"In My Bones": Self-Presentation Forecasts Multimodal Constructs, Diana Marie Meakem
Pairing Young Adult and Classic Literature in the High School English Curriculum, Anne V. Miller
Influence of Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) Grown in Elevated CO2 on Apatite Dissolution, Brian Matthew Morra
Barriers to Implementation of PBIS: Teacher Self-Efficacy, Collective Efficacy, and Teacher Attributions, Janet Nichols
Non/Disclosure: Documentation and Participant Observation as Hybrid, Nonfiction, Artistic Research Methodology for Ethnographic Media Production, Contemplative Discovery, Social Practice and Catharsis, Cyle P. O'Donnell
Liquid Gating PTFE Membranes to Reduce Fouling, Jonathan C. Overton
Modeling of a Head - Neck Assembly Drop Tower Impact Test Using ABAQUS, Hussein Sharqi Owaid
Cathedral Glacier: Quantifying Forty Years of Surface Elevation Change Using Structure from Motion, Benjamin W. Partan
Investigating Zebrafish (Danio rerio) as a Model to Study Ethanol Toxicity on Muscle, Margaret E. Pasquarella
Development of Gaseous Antimicrobial Interventions: Chlorine Dioxide and Ozone Against Foodborne Pathogens on Produce and Low-Moisture Foods, Bhargavi Rane
Uniform Distribution of Hecke Eigenvalues, Caroline Reno
Advancing Development of Porphyra umbilicalis as a Red Algal Model System and Aquaculture Crop, Charlotte Royer
Using Nutrition Education at a Maine Food Pantry Impacts Food-Related Behavior of Participants, Marissa E. Rublee
Improving Management and Conservation of Cusk (Brosme brosme): Habitat Distribution, Bycatch Interactions, and Conservation Practices, Jocelyn M. Runnebaum
Consumer Acceptability of Oat and Barley Recipes in Older Adults, Amy Ryan
Traction Force Measurements of Live Bovine Aortic Endothelial Cells with Micro Pillars and Multiphysics Modeling with Novel Ionic Polymer Metal Composite Assays for Real Time Measurements, Abouhamed Saberi
An Automated Device to Increase Screening Throughput of Zebrafish Larvae, Fuoad Saliou-Sulley
Using Hydroacoustics to Investigate Biological Responses in Fish Abundance to Restoration Efforts in the Penobscot River, Maine, Constantin C. Scherelis
Assessing Students' Understanding of Variability and Graph Interpretation Through an Authentic Science Investigation, William M. Schlager
Assessing Market Integration Among Aquaculture Products and Production Efficiency in New England's Oyster Aquaculture Industry, Ben Scuderi
The Biogeographic Origins and Trophic Ecology of Maine’s Island Red-Backed Salamanders (Plethodon cinereus), Nikko-Ideen Shaidani
SO2-Alcohol-Water Fractionation of Sugarcane Straw, Asif Sharazi
Rural Women’s Perception of Environmental Degradation: A Case Study of Amhara, Ethiopia., Tizezew Shimekach Sisay
Development of Spectroscopic Methods for Dynamic Cellular Level Study of Biochemical Kinetics and Disease Progression, Anna M. Sitarski
Playing at Women and Men: A Discourse Analysis of Gender and Sexuality Performance in an Online Play-by-Post Role-Playing Game, Caitlin M. Smith
Oyster Aquaculture Site Selection Using Landsat 8-derived Sea Surface Temperature, Turbidity, and Chlorophyll a., Jordan Snyder
In Situ Dating of Multiple Events in Granulite-Facies Rocks of the Larsemann Hills, Prydz Bay, East Antarctica Using Electron Microprobe Analysis of Monazite, Steven K. Spreitzer
Lobster in a Changing Gulf of Maine: Investigating the Temporal Impact on Molting and the Fishing Fleet, Kevin W. Staples
Prospective Studies of Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Mild Cognitive Impairment, Kevin Sullivan
Variable Proportions of Silicate and Nitrate in the Gulf of Maine: The Role of Internal Recycling Versus Advective Inputs, Megan Switzer
Molecular and Pathological Analyses of Three New Mouse Mutations That Affect Ear Development and Function, Cong Tian
Discourses of Developmental English Education: Reframing Policy Debates, Aaron R. Tolbert
"They need to get over it..." The dismissal of Native American social issues, Andrew Tomer
Splitting Together: The Evolution of Cooperation in Food Buying Clubs, Ethan Tremblay
The University of Georgia has both electronic and print theses and dissertations.
What years are covered online in the Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) Database?
|Partial Coverage||Full Coverage|
|Graduate School||1999 - Summer 2001||Fall 2001-|
Last Loaded Theses and Dissertations: Summer 2017*
This date represents the most recent electronic theses and dissertations available in the database.
* Note: There are some Summer 2017 ETDs that are still being catalogued and are not yet in the database.
What about print dissertations and theses?
Older UGA dissertations and theses can be requested from the Repository, the Libraries' off-campus storage facility.
How can I find UGA theses and dissertations?
- Search UGA Libraries' Electronic Theses and Dissertations Database
- Search GIL-Find (the UGA Libraries' catalog) to find records for both print and electronic dissertations and theses.
- Make sure to add the keywords “University of Georgia” and “dissertation” or “thesis” to your search in the GIL-Find catalog.
- All print theses and dissertations are held in an off-site repository. In the catalog, click the link under the holdings tab that says “Request Repository Material” and fill out the form. You will be emailed when the document is available at the on-campus library you choose.
Note: Some authors restrict access to their electronic thesis or dissertation to on-campus users only for 5 years after graduation. If affiliated with UGA, view them on campus or through the vLAB service.
What if I am not affiliated with the University of Georgia?
Most of the dissertations in the Electronic Theses and Dissertations Database are available for public use. If the thesis or dissertation you want is not available online due to age or restriction to on-campus use only, place a request for the dissertation or thesis through your home library’s interlibrary loan department.
How are ETDs processed?
The Graduate School and the Honors College send electronic thesis and dissertation files to the Libraries' Systems Department, which loads them into the UGA ETD database. Then, the Libraries' Cataloging Department begins to catalog them in GIL in order to set our holdings in WorldCat and provide information needed for fulfilling interlibrary loan requests.
If you have recently graduated and need more information about the status of your thesis or dissertation, contact the Graduate School at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I learn more about the Graduate School's submission requirements?
Check out the Graduate School's Thesis & Dissertation Requirements and the UGA Libraries' Guide to Scholarly Publishing & Communication.
How can I find dissertations and theses from other universities?
Search ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global. Off-campus use restricted to UGA affiliates only.