To browse dissertations and theses by academic department or program, please go to the Schools, Colleges, and Departments page.

Please click on the Submissions Guidelines link in the sidebar for more information about submitting your thesis.

Questions about the submission process?

Email scholarworks@library.umass.edu to schedule an appointment.

Follow


Theses from 2020

PDF

The Association Between Sperm DNA Methylation and Sperm Mitochondrial DNA Copy Number, Emily Houle, Molecular & Cellular Biology

PDF

UTILIZATION OF EMULSION CHEMISTRIES FOR DELIVERY AND ANTIVIRAL APPLICATION OF CARVACROL, Hao-yuan Hsu, Food Science

PDF

The Welfare States: Examining U.S. State-Level Benefits For Families With Children, 1987-2015, Anthony Huaqui, Sociology

PDF

Threshold Processes and Stream Temperature Distribution in a Small New England Headwater Stream Catchment., mitchell isaacson, Geosciences

PDF

The Benefits of Anime Background in Comprehension with Manga in Japanese, Tomoaki Ito, Japanese

PDF

Yamamba's Amorphous Self and the Marginal Space in Ohba Minako's Stories, Katsuya Izumi, Japanese

PDF

Rethinking The Suburban Center, Andrew Jones, Architecture

PDF

QUANTIFICATION OF THERMAL BRIDGING EFFECTS IN COLD-FORMED STEEL WALL ASSEMBLIES, Divyansh Kapoor, Civil Engineering

PDF

Seas of Sorrow, Lakes of Heaven: Community and Ishimure Michiko, Brett Kaufman, Japanese

PDF

A Translation of Dominik Nagl’s Grenzfälle with an Introductory Analysis of the Translation Process, Joseph Keady, Comparative Literature

PDF

Inclusion and Exclusion of Gender, Social Class, Race and Ability in Elementary German Textbooks, Emmalie Keenan, Germanic Languages & Literatures

PDF

WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT: TRANSLATING SHORT STORIES FROM OMEDETŌ BY KAWAKAMI HIROMI, Elena Kirillova, Japanese

PDF

Metric Learning via Linear Embeddings for Human Motion Recognition, ByoungDoo Kong, Electrical & Computer Engineering

PDF

Compound Effects of Clock and Voltage Based Power Side-Channel Countermeasures, Jacqueline Lagasse, Electrical & Computer Engineering

PDF

Footing The Bill: an Empirical Look at the Correlation Between Campaign Contributions and Councilor Votes on Split Tax Rates in Massachusetts, Tristan LaLiberte, Political Science

PDF

DEVELOPMENT OF MOLECULAR DETECTION SYSTEM FOR SDHI FUNGICIDE RESISTANCE AND FIELD ASSESSMENT OF SDHI FUNGICIDES ON SCLEROTINIA HOMOEOCARPA POPULATION INOCULATED WITH SDHI-RESISTANT ISOLATES, Jaemin Lee, Plant & Soil Sciences

PDF

From the Antiworld to the "Other World:" A Translation and Critical Analysis of Kurahashi Yumiko's "The Passage of Dreams", Emily F. Levine, Japanese

PDF

Effect of Jackfruit-Derived Extract Consumption on Colitis-Associated Colon Tumorigenesis in Mice, Jingwen Lin, Food Science

PDF

Asymmetric Large Area Model Biomembranes, Paige Liu, Chemical Engineering

PDF

A Stylometric Analysis of Climate Change Fiction, Nina Lorenz, English

PDF

The Comparison of Functional and Physical Properties of Commercial Pulse Proteins to Soy Protein, Kai Kai Ma, Food Science

PDF

Improving Growth and Survival of Cultured Yellow Lampmussel (Lampsilis cariosa) for Restoring Populations, Virginia Martell, Environmental Conservation

PDF

Resilient Urbanism: Bridging Natural Elements & Sustainable Structures in a Post-Industrial Urban Environment, Nicholas McGee, Architecture

PDF

Treating the Revolution: Health Care and Solidarity in El Salvador and Nicaragua in the 1980s, Brittany McWilliams, History

PDF

War of the Moon, Bibiana Medkova, Art

PDF

Adaptive Airport Architecture, Yash Mehta, Architecture

PDF

The SHAPE of U: Mapping Out Protective Elements in mRNA Escapees, Jacob Miles, Microbiology

PDF

Seeing through the Ottawan Overprint, Adirondack Mtns., NY: Integrating Microstructural Analysis, Geothermobarometry, and in-situ Monazite Petrochronology, Justin Mistikawy, Geosciences

PDF

The Association between Dengue Virus Infection and Liver and Kidney Function among Cambodian Children, Ashley Moineau, Public Health

PDF

Rethinking School Design to Promote Safety and Positivity, Emily Moreau, Architecture

PDF

Does Invasion Science Encompass the Invaded Range? A Comparison of the Geographies of Invasion Science Versus Management in the U.S., Lara Munro, Geosciences

PDF

Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain: Hindsight in 2020, Kenneth Murphy, Art

PDF

Preferences in Learning "Hiragana": A Comparative Study Between Mobile Apps and Paper Worksheets, Michiko Nakada, Japanese

PDF

From Intentional Awareness to Environmental Action: The Relationship Between Mindfulness and Pro-Environmental Behaviors, Nischal Neupane, Environmental Conservation

PDF

Exploring the impact of a Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) program in an urban Middle School in Western Massachusetts, Maria O'Donnell, Nutrition

PDF

The Effect of Gap Spacing Between Solar Panel Clusters on Crop Biomass Yields, Nutrients, and the Microenvironment in a Dual-Use Agrivoltaic System, Kristen Oleskewicz, Plant & Soil Sciences

PDF

The Built Environment and Well-Being: Designing for Well-Being in Post-Industrial Communities During the Age of Urbanization, Tyler O'Neil, Architecture

PDF

LmeA, a Conserved Cell-Envelope Protein in Mycobacteria, is Important for Antibiotic Resistance and Cell Envelope Permeability, Sarah Hassan Osman, Microbiology

PDF

Hierarchical Ensemble Representations: Forming Ensemble Representations across Multiple Spatial Scales, sandarsh pandey, Psychology

PDF

Assessing Stress Tolerance of Organelle Small Heat Shock Protein Mutants in Arabidopsis Thaliana, Parth Patel, Biochemistry

PDF

Cumulative Grief, Xuan Pham, Art

PDF

Mitigation of Teratogenic Agents: Is There Promise in Ion Modulating Drugs?, Aastha Pokharel, Public Health

PDF

Gene Expression Regulation in the Mouse Liver by Mechanistic Target Of Rapamycin Complexes I and II, Anthony Poluyanoff, Molecular & Cellular Biology

PDF

Network Virtualization and Emulation using Docker, OpenvSwitch and Mininet-based Link Emulation, Narendra Prabhu, Electrical & Computer Engineering

PDF

Effects of Berberine on Development in Caenorhabditis elegans, Zhuojia Qian, Food Science

PDF

Urbanlization and Internet Literature: Zhang Jiajia and His Healing Story, SHAYUE QI, Chinese

PDF

Thermal Transport Modeling Of Semiconductor Materials From First Principles, Aliya Qureshi, Electrical & Computer Engineering

PDF

CROSSTALK BASED SIDE CHANNEL ATTACKS IN FPGAs, Chethan Ramesh, Electrical & Computer Engineering

PDF

Accelerating RSA Public Key Cryptography via Hardware Acceleration, Pavithra Ramesh, Electrical & Computer Engineering

PDF

The Effect of Nutrition Labelling on Fast-Food Nutritional Content, Joshua Reed, Resource Economics

PDF

How Can Employers Contribute to Reducing Commuter-Generated Carbon Emissions? Evaluating Employer-Provided Commuter Benefits in Cambridge, MA, Mary Richards, Geography

PDF

The Ecological Value of Spruce Plantations in Massachusetts, Calvin Ritter, Environmental Conservation

PDF

Sperm Mitochondrial DNA Biomarkers as a Measure of Male Fecundity and Overall Sperm Quality, Allyson Rosati, Molecular & Cellular Biology

PDF

Reproductive Journeys: Indo-Caribbean Women Challenging Gendered Norms, Tannuja Rozario, Sociology

PDF

Dietary Oligosaccharides Modulate Bifidobacterial Production of the Neurotransmitter Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid, Michelle Rozycki, Food Science

PDF

In-vitro Propagation and Fish Assessments to Inform Restoration of Dwarf Wedgemussel (Alasmidonta Heterodon), Jennifer Ryan, Environmental Conservation

PDF

Cinema "Turns": Catalan Creative Documentary, Celia Sainz Delgado, Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics

PDF

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Dramaturgical Concerns): Re-Centering Dramaturgy and Comedy as Feminist Tools for Social Change, Shaila Schmidt, Theater

PDF

Brutalism and the Public University: Integrating Conservation into Comprehensive Campus Planning, Shelby Schrank, Architecture

PDF

Plio-Pleistocene Paleoceonography of the Ross Sea, Antarctica Based on Foraminifera from IODP sites U1523, U1522, and U1521, Julia Seidenstein, Geosciences

PDF

Optimal Mammography Schedule Estimates Under Varying Disease Burden, Infrastructure Availability, and Other Cause Mortality: A Comparative Analyses of Six Low- and Middle- Income Countries, Shifali Shifali, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

PDF

Grandmotherhood in Ukraine: Behavioral Variation and Evolutionary Implications, Sofiya Shreyer, Anthropology

PDF

Short Term Energy Forecasting for a Microgird Load using LSTM RNN, Akhil Soman, Mechanical Engineering

PDF

Impact of Parity on Gait Biomechanics, Bekah P. Stein, Kinesiology

PDF

Exploration of the Association between Muscle Volume and Bone Geometry Reveals Surprising Relationship at the Genetic Level, Prakrit Subba, Molecular & Cellular Biology

PDF

Understanding Shame and Guilt in Chinese Culture, Se Min Suh, Psychology

PDF

Spatial Design for Behavioral Education, Madeline Szczypinski, Architecture

PDF

A Cross-Sectional Study of Phthalate Exposure and Inflammation Biomarker Levels Among Postmenopausal Women, Avery Trim, Public Health

PDF

Optimization of Thermal Energy Storage Sizing Using Thermodynamic Analysis, Andrew Villanueva, Mechanical Engineering

PDF

Real-Time TDDFT-Based Filtered Spectroscopy, Ivan Williams, Electrical & Computer Engineering

PDF

THE INFLUENCE OF AUDIOVISUAL MATERIALS ON LISTENING COMPREHENSION SKILLS IN LEARNING JAPANESE AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE, KEI YAMAGUCHI, Japanese

PDF

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT OF RED SEAWEED EXTRACTS, YINGYING YANG, Food Science

PDF

Green Coffee Bean Extract Reduces Fat Accumulation in Drosophila melanogaster, Lynnea Young, Food Science

PDF

Perfective Marker Dao in the Nanjiang Dialect, Kun Yue, Chinese

PDF

Translating Anxiety in the Poetry of Maya Abu al-Hayyat, Julianne Zala, Comparative Literature

PDF

Head-Trunk Coordination and Coordination Variability During Anticipated and Unanticipated Sidestepping, Sam Zeff, Kinesiology

PDF

Investigation of SHOT1-binding ATPases in Arabidopsis thaliana, Sam Zelman, Biochemistry

PDF

Perception System: Object and Landmark Detection for Visually Impaired Users, Chenguang Zhang, Electrical & Computer Engineering

PDF

Fabrication of Binder-Free Electrodes Based on Graphene Oxide with CNT for Decrease of Resistance, Di Zhang, Mechanical Engineering

PDF

The Sutras as Poetry: Wang Wei's Use of Buddhist Philosophy as Poetic Image, Yan Zhang, Chinese

Theses from 2019

PDF

ADVANCED VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET BASED TRAINING TO IMPROVE YOUNG DRIVERS’ LATENT HAZARD ANTICIPATION ABILITY, Ravi Agrawal, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

PDF

THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY: FOR REFUGEES, Raghad Alrashidi, Architecture

PDF

An Empirical Analysis of Network Traffic: Device Profiling and Classification, Mythili Vishalini Anbazhagan, Electrical & Computer Engineering

PDF

Playing by the Rules: A Look into the Relationship between Regime Type and War Crimes, Kelsey Anderson, Political Science

PDF

Hydrologic Structure and Function of Vernal Pools in South Deerfield, Massachusetts, Charlotte Axthelm, Environmental Conservation

PDF

Job Mobility, Gender Composition, and Wage Growth, Youngjoon Bae, Sociology

PDF

Live to Play: Musical Labor, Branding, and the Percussive Marketplace, Alexander S. Beltran, Music

PDF

Influence Of Shipping Container Upon Temperature, Relative Humidity, And Bacterial Growth On Broccoli, Nicholas Berus, Food Science

PDF

Stigma in Class: Mental Illness, Social Status, and Tokenism in Elite College Culture, Katie R. Billings, Sociology

PDF

Ecological and Economic Implications of Establishing Quercus spp. in the Urban Environment, Tierney Bocsi, Environmental Conservation

PDF

From Archaic To contemporary : Energy Efficient Adaptive Reuse of Historic Building, Nisha Borgohain, Architecture

PDF

Computational Fluid Dynamics Models of Electromagnetic Levitation Experiments in Reduced Gravity, Gwendolyn Bracker, Mechanical Engineering

PDF

Studies on the Interaction and Organization of Bacterial Proteins on Membranes, Mariana Brena, Molecular & Cellular Biology

PDF

Visual Attention in Jumping Spiders, Margaret Bruce, Biology

PDF

Heritage Sites, Leah Burke, Art

PDF

Pre-Travel Training And Real-Time Guidance System For People With Disabilities In Indoor Environments, Binru Cao, Electrical & Computer Engineering

PDF

IMAGINING A HOME FOR US: REPRESENTATIONS OF QUEER FAMILIES IN CONTEMPORARY JAPANESE LITERATURE, Patrick Carland, Japanese

PDF

Sex, Motivation, and Reversal Learning in the Common Marmoset (Callithrix jacchus), Alyssa Carlotto, Neuroscience & Behavior

PDF

Energy Efficiency of Computation in All-spin Logic: Projections and Fundamental Limits, Zongya Chen, Electrical & Computer Engineering

PDF

We Bring Our Lares with Us, Kristy Childress, Art