Current Dissertation Defenses

January

January Dissertation Defenses

 

Candidate: Yazid Alkraimeen
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Title: Parameter Determination and Modeling of Transformer Windings for Fast Transients Including Frequency Dependent Effects
Committee: Dr. Pablo Gomez, Chair, Dr. Damon Miller, Dr. Azim Houshyar
Time/Place: Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 2 to 4 p.m., D-212 CEAS, Parkview Campus

 

Candidate: Michael D. Norman
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: School of Public Affairs and Administration
Title: Assessing the Cost, Quality, and Effectiveness of Local Government Training Methodologies
Committee: Dr. Matthew S. Mingus, Chair, Dr. Robert J. Leneway, Dr. Stephen Kleinshmit
Time/Place: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Walwood Hall, Emeriti Lounge

 

Candidate: Afaf Mohammed K. Albalawi
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Education Leadership, Research and Technology
Title: Saudi Arabian Female English Language Teachers’ Perspectives on Instructional Supervisors and Supervision
Committee: Dr. Sue Poppink, Chair, Dr. Louann Bierlein Palmer, Dr. Nancy Mansberger
Time/Place: Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 2 to 4 p.m., 2401 Sangren Hall

 

Candidate: Sagara Uditha Dewasurendra
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Mathematics
Title: Optimum Leverage Level of the Banking Sector
Committee: Dr. Qiji Zhu, Co-Chair, Dr. Pedro Judice, Co-Chair, Dr. Jay Treiman, Dr. Yuri Ledyaev
Time/Place: Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 6625 Everett Tower

 

FebrUARY

February Dissertation Defenses

 

Candidate: Riyadh Naeem Arooq Arooq
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Economics
Title: Analyzing Unemployment, Education-Occupation Mismatch, and Immigrants’ Participation in the US Labor Market
Committee: Dr. Wei-Chiao Huang, Chair, Dr. Matthew Higgins, Dr. Kevin Corder
Time/Place: Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., 5302 Friedmann Hall

 

Candidate: Yevgeniya Leont’yeva-Abbott
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Sociology
Title: Are the Most Educated Indeed the Least Religious? A Study across Countries, Faiths, and Generations
Committee: Dr. Vyacheslav Karpov, Chair, Dr. Elene Lisovskaya, Dr. David Hartmann, Dr. Corwin Smidt
Time/Place: Friday, February 22, 2019, 3 to 5 p.m., 3205 Sangren Hall

 

Candidate: Matthew Rine
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Geological and Environmental Sciences
Title: A New Chronostratigraphic Framework for the Silurian (Wenlockian) Niagara and Salina Units of the Michigan Basin
Committee: Dr. Stephen Kaczmarek, Chair, Dr. William Harrison III, Dr. Andrew Caruthers, Dr. Peter Voice, Dr. Patrick McLaughlin
Time/Place: Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., 1120 Rood Hall

 

March

March Dissertation Defenses

 

Candidate: Kohei Togashi
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Psychology
Title: Reducing Problem Behaviors in a School Setting: A Practitioner Model Project
Committee: Dr. Richard Malott, Chair, Dr. Stephanie Peterson, Dr. Carmen Jonaitis, Dr. Steven Ragotzy
Time/Place: Monday, March 4, 2019, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., 2734 Wood Hall

 

Candidate: Sita Karki
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Geological and Environmental Sciences
Title: Developing Early Warning Systems for Debris Flows and Harmful Algal Blooms
Committee: Dr. Mohamed Sultan, Chair, Dr. Racha Elkadiri, Dr. Richard Becker, Dr. Donald (Matt) Reeves, Dr. Alan Kehew
Time/Place: Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1120 Rood Hall

 

Candidate: Cody Morris
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Psychology
Title: A Component Analysis of an Electronic Data Collection Package
Committee: Dr. Stephanie Peterson, Chair, Dr. Wayne Fuqua, Dr. Heather McGee, Dr. Lloyd Peterson
Time/Place: Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 2 to 4 p.m., 3713 Wood Hall

 

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