Dissertation Defense Announcements
for 07/03/2015 - 01/03/2016

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


07/03/2015 at 09:00AM
Katie Ruth James, PhD Candidate, Sociology
Dissertation Title: Patterns of Elder Care, Transitions into Filial Care, and Caregiver Psychological Functioning
Location: Baldwin Hall, Room: G1
Major Professor(s): Jody Clay-Warner

07/06/2015 at 11:00AM
Vernon Walter Weygandt, DMA Candidate, Music
Dissertation Title: THE EFFECT OF INCORPORATING PRINCIPLES OF COMPREHENSIVE MUSICIANSHIP INTO HIGH SCHOOL BAND WARM-UPS
Location: Music, Room: 310
Major Professor(s): Mary Leglar

07/06/2015 at 01:00PM
Rebecca Marie Eaker, PhD Candidate, Counseling & Student Personnel Services
Dissertation Title: Striving for Authenticity and Connection: How Parental Response Impacts the Life Experience of Gender Nonconforming Children
Location: Gwinnett Campus, Room: 122
Major Professor(s): Anneliese Singh

07/07/2015 at 10:00AM
Theodore Carlton Moore III, PhD Candidate, Microbiology
Dissertation Title: Cobalamin Adenosylation by the Enzymes CobA and EutT
Location: Biological Sciences, Room: 404D
Major Professor(s): Jorge Escalante

07/07/2015 at 01:00PM
Heather Nicole Rimes, PhD Candidate, Public Administration
Dissertation Title: Organizing and Managing Scientific Research Collaborations
Location: Baldwin, Room: 206
Major Professor(s): Hal Rainey

07/07/2015 at 02:00PM
Shawn Marie Zimmerman, PhD Candidate, Infectious Diseases
Dissertation Title: Animal Model and Vaccine Candidate Development for Burkholderia mallei
Location: Coverdell, Room: S175
Major Professor(s): Eric LaFontaine

07/08/2015 at 09:00AM
Jacob Benjamin Lindheimer, PhD Candidate, Kinesiology
Dissertation Title: Placebo Effects in Psychological Outcomes of Exercise
Location: Ramsey Center, Room: 213
Major Professor(s): Patrick O'Connor

07/08/2015 at 09:00AM
Robert Adam Molnar, PhD Candidate, Mathematics Education
Dissertation Title: High School Mathematics Teachers' Knowledge and Views of Conditional Probability
Location: Statistics, Room: 230
Major Professor(s): Jennifer J. Kaplan

07/08/2015 at 12:00PM
Muhammet Arican, PhD Candidate, Mathematics Education
Dissertation Title: Exploring Preservice Middle and High School Mathematics Teachers' Understanding of Directly and Inversely Proportional Relationships
Location: Aderhold, Room: 110C
Major Professor(s): Andrew Izsak

07/08/2015 at 01:00PM
Tennille Lasker-Scott, PhD Candidate, Adult Education
Dissertation Title: The Hard Road Ahead:The Educational Pursuits and Participation of Socioeconomically Disadvantaged African American Adults
Location: River's Crossing, Room: 316
Major Professor(s): Juanita Johnson-Bailey

07/08/2015 at 01:00PM
Ebenezer Arinze Ifeduba, PhD Candidate, Food Science
Dissertation Title: Enzymatic Modification of Stearidonic Acid Soybean Oil and Improvement of Oxidative Stability
Location: Food Science, Room: 215
Major Professor(s): Casimir Akoh

07/09/2015 at 09:00AM
Heather Ann Rudolph, PhD Candidate, Science Education
Dissertation Title: An ethnographic case study of the enactment of action gardening in an urban middle school agricultural class
Location: Aderhold, Room: 220
Major Professor(s): Deborah Tippins

07/09/2015 at 10:00AM
Kristy Lynn Hentchel, PhD Candidate, Microbiology
Dissertation Title: Understanding the Role of Acetylation in Cellular Physiology
Location: Biological Sciences, Room: 404D
Major Professor(s): Jorge Escalante-Semerena

07/09/2015 at 10:00AM
Kyle Walker, PhD Candidate, Physics
Dissertation Title: Molecular Collisional Excitation in Astrophysical Environments and Modeling the Early Universe
Location: Physics Department BLDG 1003, Room: CSP- Conference Room #323
Major Professor(s): Phillip Stancil

07/09/2015 at 10:00AM
Minrong Song, PhD Candidate, Agricultural and Applied Economics
Dissertation Title: Business Survival Strategies of Farmers and Lenders under Financial and Natural Adversities: Analysis of Technological Adoption Issues, Input Allocation Decisions, and Regional Differences in Financial Endurance
Location: Conner Hall, Room: 310
Major Professor(s): Cesar Escalante