Dissertation Defense Announcements
for 05/25/2015 - 11/25/2015

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

05/26/2015 at 09:00AM
Teo Joseph Paoletti, PhD Candidate, Mathematics Education
Dissertation Title: Pre-Service Teachers' Development of Bidirectional Reasoning
Location: Aderhold, Room: 607
Major Professor(s): Kevin Moore

05/26/2015 at 01:00PM
Jesse Kenneth Clark, PhD Candidate, Sociology
Dissertation Title: How Cohesion Motivation in Task Groups Affects Status and Influence
Location: Baldwin, Room: 118A
Major Professor(s): Dawn Robinson

05/27/2015 at 09:00AM
Betul Soykan, DMA Candidate, Music
Dissertation Title: The Complete Violin Sonatas and Selective Violin Works of Joaquin Turina
Location: Music, Room: 335
Major Professor(s): Michael Heald

05/29/2015 at 09:30AM
Daisyane Carneiro Barreto, PhD Candidate, Learning, Design & Tech
Dissertation Title: Playing and Learning: A Study of Children’s Experiences with “Serious Games” in a Virtual World
Location: River's Crossing, Room: 220
Major Professor(s): Michael Orey

06/01/2015 at 12:00PM
Aggeliki Nikolinakou, PhD Candidate, Mass Communication
Dissertation Title: Viral Advertising and Social Media: Emotions and Motivations
Location: Journalism building, Room: Room 203
Major Professor(s): Karen King

06/03/2015 at 01:00PM
Del Villar Juarez, Gabriela H., PhD Candidate, Language and Literacy Education
Dissertation Title: University Students' Experiences Writing in Spanish as a Foreign Language: A Systemic Functional Linguistics Exploration
Location: Aderhold, Room: 308
Major Professor(s): Silvia Nogueron-Liu

06/10/2015 at 03:30PM
Bin Wang, PhD Candidate, Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Dissertation Title: Aptamer-Biospecies Interactions at the Single-Molecule Level
Location: RIverbend Research Lab South, Room: 113
Major Professor(s): Bingqian Xu

06/11/2015 at 02:00PM
Whitney Elaine Bignell, PhD Candidate, Foods & Nutrition
Dissertation Title: Impact of Online Collaborative Case-Based Learning Modules on Students' Knowledge About Obesity Management
Location: Dawson, Room: 312
Major Professor(s): Joan G. Fischer

06/12/2015 at 10:00AM
Kimberly Kellett, PhD Candidate, Ecology
Dissertation Title: How Seasonal and Annual Variation in Demography Influences Populations of a Neotropical Milkweed, Asclepias curassavica
Location: Odum School of Ecology, Room: 201
Major Professor(s): John Drake

06/12/2015 at 11:00AM
Padmanand Madhavan-Nambiar , PhD Candidate, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Dissertation Title: A Comprehensive Analysis of Household Expenditures in Urban Areas of the Republic of Uganda
Location: Conner Hall, Room: 310
Major Professor(s): Wojciech Florkowski

06/15/2015 at 10:00AM
Yonat Eshchar, PhD Candidate, Psychology
Dissertation Title: Development of Tool-Use Behavior in a Social Context: Nut-Cracking in Wild Bearded Capuchin Monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus)
Location: Psychology, Room: 226
Major Professor(s): Dorothy Fragaszy

06/15/2015 at 12:30PM
Cara Marie Murphy, PhD Candidate, Psychology
Dissertation Title: The Substitutability of Cigarettes and Food: A Behavioral Economic Approach
Location: Psychology, Room: 233
Major Professor(s): James MacKillop

06/18/2015 at 03:30PM
Danielle Shea Berke, PhD Candidate, Psychology
Dissertation Title: Examining the Nomological Network of Masculine Discrepancy Stress: Links among Emotion Processing, Pain Tolerance, and Externalizing Behavior
Location: Psychology, Room: 233
Major Professor(s): Amos Zeichner

06/19/2015 at 10:00AM
Lauren Elizabeth Mann, PhD Candidate, Counseling Psychology
Dissertation Title: Examining Career Interest and Barriers with Adjudicated Youth in Detention
Location: Aderhold, Room: 415
Major Professor(s): Brian Glaser

06/19/2015 at 03:00PM
Yulun Chiu, PhD Candidate, Bioinformatics
Dissertation Title: High Throughput Identification and Validation of Heparinomic Data Generated by Tandem Mass Spectrometry
Location: CCRC, Room: Conference Room #1
Major Professor(s): Ronald Orlando