Current Dissertation Defenses

January 2023

Candidate: Caryn Mays
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Mathematics
Title: Irregular Domination in Graphs
Committee: Dr. Ping Zhang, Chair, Dr. Gary Chartrand, Dr. Clifton Ealy, Dr. Dinesh Sarvate
Time/Place: Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 9 to 11 a.m., Virtual meeting

Candidate: Katarina Rotta
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Psychology
Title: Teaching and Assessing Cornhole as a Leisure Activity for Young Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Committee: Dr. Al Poling, Chair, Dr. Ron Van Houten, Dr. Jonathan Baker, Dr. Steven Ragotzy
Time/Place: Friday, January 13, 2023, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., 3715 Wood Hall

Candidate: Andrew Bowling
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Mathematics
Title: Zonality in Graphs
Committee: Dr. Ping Zhang, Chair, Dr. Gary Chartrand, Dr. John Martino, Dr. Ebrahim Salehi
Time/Place: Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 9 to 11 a.m., Virtual meeting

Candidate: Michelle Arisleida Padley
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Ph.D. Program
Title: Research Training and Certification Protocol for Medical Students
Committee: Dr. Rob Lyerla, Chair, Dr. Kieran Fogarty, Dr. Mark Trottier
Time/Place: Thursday, January 19, 2023, 1 to 3 p.m., Virtual meeting

Candidate: Allison Witucki
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Mallinson Institute for Science Education
Title: Student Experience and Learning in a Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience
Committee: Dr. David Rudge, Chair, Dr. Brandy Pleasants, Dr. Wendy Beane
Time/Place: Tuesday, January 31, 2023, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2734 Wood Hall

February 2023

Candidate: Nizoramo Mirzokhonovna Haitova
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
Title: Experiences of Female Muslim International Graduate Students with Children in the U.S.: Strategies to Cope with Academics and Family Life
Committee: Dr. D. Eric Archer, Chair, Dr. Donna Talbot, Dr. Alisa Perkins
Time/Place: Monday, February 6, 2023, 10 a.m. to noon, Virtual meeting (Email nizoramomirzok.haitova@wmich.edu for link)

Candidate: James Rhodes
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Computer Science
Title: Design and Implementation of an Efficient Priority Queue Data Structure
Committee: Dr. Elise de Doncker, Chair, Dr. John Kapenga, Dr. David Zeitler
Time/Place: Friday, February 24, 2023, 10 a.m. to noon, D-210 Floyd Hall, Parkview Campus

March 2023

Candidate: Ronald D. Dillard
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Interdisciplinary Studies
Title: You Don’t Need Eyes to See
Committee: Dr. Luchara Wallace, Chair, Dr. Doug Davidson, Dr. Wanda Hadley, Dr. June Gothberg
Time/Place: Friday, March 3, 2023, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1750 Sangren Hall

Candidate: Alejandro Azofeifa-Ujueta
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Ph.D. Program
Title: Assessing and Characterizing Marijuana Use Disorders (DSM-5)—National Survey on Drug Use and Health, United States, 2020
Committee: Dr. Rob Lyerla, Chair, Dr. Kieran Fogarty, Dr. Margaret Mattson
Time/Place: Friday, March 3, 2023, 1 to 3 p.m., Virtual meeting

 

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