Current Dissertation Defenses

June

June dissertation defenses

 

Candidate: Erin Grabarczyk
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Biological Sciences
Title: Constraints and Context: Testing the Effects of Anthropogenic noise and Social Factors on Avian Signaling Behavior
Committee: Dr. Sharon A. Gill, Chair, Dr. Maarten J. Vonhof, Dr. Steven L. Kohler, Dr. Kathleen M. Baker
Time/Place: Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 10 a.m. to noon, Welborn Hall, Upjohn Center for the Study of Geographical Change conference room

 

Candidate: Meaghan M. Lewis
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Psychology
Title: Measuring Contextual Factors Associated with Experiential Avoidance Using a Behavior Analogue Paradigm
Committee: Dr. Amy Naugle, Chair, Dr. Anthony DeFulio, Dr. Scott Gaynor, Dr. Tamara Loverich
Time/Place: Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2734 Wood Hall

 

Candidate: Douglas Greer
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
Title: The Relationship between Student Math Achievement and Teachers Utilizing a Process Involving Interim Instructional Assessments
Committee: Dr. Jianping Shen, Chair, Dr. Louann Bierlein Palmer, Dr. Michael Burde
Time/Place: Thursday, June 20, 2019, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., 4550 Sangren Hall

 

Candidate: Tristan McBain
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Counselor Education and Counselor Psychology
Title: A Phenomenological Investigation of Women’s Infertility and Miscarriage Grief Experiences
Committee: Dr. Glinda Rawls, Chair, Dr. Alan Hovestadt, Dr. Gary Bischof, Dr. Robert Powell
Time/Place: Monday, June 24, 2019, 10 a.m. to noon, 4550 Sangren Hall

 

Candidate: JoAnne McFarland O'Rourke
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Title: Comorbid Symptom Treatment in Parkinson’s Disease Using Neurofeedback
Committee: Kieran Fogarty, Ph.D. Chair, Carla Chase, Ph.D., Mary Lagerwer, Ph.D., Linda Walker, M.A.
Time/Place: Thursday, June 27, 2019, 10 a.m. to noon, 2073 College of Health and Human Services

 

Candidate: Masoud Shabani Nezhad Navrood
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Physics
Title: Theoretical Study of Localized Surface Plasmons of Metal Nanoparticles, Clusters and Embedded Metal Nanoparticles in Matrices
Committee: Dr. Ramakrishna Guda, Chair, Dr. Asghar Kayani, Dr. Alvin Rosenthal, Dr. Yirong Mo
Time/Place: Friday, June 28, 2019, 9 to 11 a.m., 2202 Everett Tower

 

Candidate: Beenish Kulsoom
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Political Science
Title: Deliberation for Devolution in the Public Sphere: Case Study from Pakistan
Committee: Dr. Emily Hauptmann, Dr. Mahendra Lawoti, Dr. Suhashni Datta-Sandhu, Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa
Time/Place: Friday, June 28, 2019, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 3301 Friedmann Hall

 

July

July dissertation defenses

 

Candidate: Rasanjali Jayathissa
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Physics
Title: Investigation of Structural, Optical and Electronic Properties of Modified Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskites
Committee: Dr. Clement Burns, Dr. Lisa Paulius, Dr. Ashgar Kayani, Dr. Ramakrishna Guda
Time/Place: Monday, July 1, 2019, 3 to 5 p.m., 2202 Everett Tower

 

August

August dissertation defenses

 

Candidate: Mackenzie W. Sheahan
For the degree of: Doctor of Education
Department: Special Education and Literacy Studies
Title: Finding the Right Words: Exemplary Educators Essence of Vocabulary Instruction
Committee: Dr. Luchara Wallace, Chair, Dr. Shaila Rao, Dr. Jennifer Sell
Time/Place: Thursday, August 1, 2019, 10 a.m. to noon, 4550 Sangren Hall

 

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