Dissertation Defense Announcements
for 04/24/2014 - 10/24/2014

Dissertation Defenses are open to all members of the faculty and students.

04/24/2014 at 09:00AM
Shannon Lynn Dubois, PhD Candidate, Science Education
Dissertation Title: A Global to Local Continuum: The Influence of Macro, Meso,and Micro Policies on Beginning Science Teachers' Instruction
Location: Aderhold, Room: 211
Major Professor(s): Julie A. Luft

04/24/2014 at 10:00AM
Kathleen Paige Cole, PhD Candidate, Language and Literacy Education
Dissertation Title: Close Encounters: Discussions About Religion in Smooth and Striated High School Classroom Spaces
Location: Aderhold Hall, Room: 315A Conference Room
Major Professor(s): Bob Fecho

04/24/2014 at 01:30PM
Bahadir Namdar, PhD Candidate, Science Education
Dissertation Title: Knowledge Organization with Multiple External Representations in a Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Environment for Arguing on a Socio-Scientific Issue
Location: Aderhold, Room: 220
Major Professor(s): Ji Shen

04/24/2014 at 02:30PM
Joshua S. Hussey, PhD Candidate, English
Dissertation Title: The Material Imagination: From Bradstreet to Olson
Location: Park Hall, Room: 261
Major Professor(s): Douglas Anderson

04/25/2014 at 10:00AM
Christopher Joseph Henderson, PhD Candidate, Kinesiology
Dissertation Title: Professional Women's Soccer Marketing and Feminism, Target Market, Service Quality, and Sponsorship
Location: Ramsey, Room: 211
Major Professor(s): James Zhang

04/25/2014 at 11:00AM
Ankit Agrawal, PhD Candidate, Microbiology
Dissertation Title: Novel Pathways for Transfer RNA Processing and Maturation in Escherichia coli
Location: Biological Sciences, Room: 404A
Major Professor(s): Sidney R. Kushner

04/25/2014 at 01:25PM
Kenneth Widgren, PhD Candidate, Romance Languages
Dissertation Title: Towards a Philosophy of the Fantastic
Location: Gilbert Hall, Room: 401
Major Professor(s): Tim Raser

04/25/2014 at 02:00PM
Caroline J Bartunek , PhD Candidate, English
Dissertation Title: Realisms in the Post-Postmodern Period
Location: Park Hall, Room: 261
Major Professor(s): Reginald McKnight

04/28/2014 at 11:00AM
Julie Knott Boyd, PhD Candidate, Educational Psychology
Dissertation Title: The Role of Peer Relationships in Conferring Risk or Resilience to Children
Location: Aderhold Hall, Room: 328
Major Professor(s): A. Michele Lease

04/29/2014 at 09:30AM
Susannah Chapman, PhD Candidate, Anthropology
Dissertation Title: When Rights are Rights to Give: Farmer Seed Governance and Emerging Intellectual Property Law in The Gambia
Location: Baldwin Hall, Room: 264
Major Professor(s): Virginia Nazarea

04/30/2014 at 02:00PM
Pauline E Reid, PhD Candidate, English
Dissertation Title: "Through A Glass Darkly: The Early Modern Book as Spectacle"
Location: Park Hall, Room: 261
Major Professor(s): Sujata Iyengar

05/02/2014 at 09:00AM
Monika Magdalena Stojek, PhD Candidate, Psychology
Dissertation Title: Stress, Cues, and Motivation for Food: Using Addictions Models to Understand Dysregulated Eating
Location: Psychology, Room: 233
Major Professor(s): James MacKillop

05/02/2014 at 04:00PM
Ujwal Ranjit Bagal, PhD Candidate, Bioinformatics
Dissertation Title: Phylogenomic Analysis of Gene Families: Phenylalanine ammonia lyases in Gymnosperms As a Case Study
Location: Life Sciences Building, Room: B118B
Major Professor(s): Jeffrey F. D. Dean

05/05/2014 at 09:00AM
Kevin Robert Raczynski, PhD Candidate, Educational Psychology
Dissertation Title: Comparing the Effectiveness of Self-Paced and Collaborative Frame-of-Reference Training on Rater Accuracy in a Large-Scale Writing Assessment
Location: Aderhold Hall, Room: G-23
Major Professor(s): Allan Cohen

05/05/2014 at 01:00PM
William Edwin Mosley-Jensen, PhD Candidate, Communication Studies
Dissertation Title: Pathos in Income Tax Debates: The "American Dream" as Patheme
Location: Caldwell, Room: 503
Major Professor(s): Edward Panetta