Dissertation Defense Announcements
for 04/20/2014 - 10/20/2014

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

04/21/2014 at 08:00AM
Don Christy, PhD Candidate, Ecology
Dissertation Title: Can We Move From Conflict to Cooperation: Water Resources Planning in the Southeastern United States
Location: Odum School of Ecology, Room: 201
Major Professor(s): James Kundell

04/21/2014 at 09:00AM
Sahar Ahmed Soliman, PhD Candidate, Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy
Dissertation Title: Mechanisms of Protection by Angiotensin II Receptor Antagonists after Stroke: Role of VEGF-A and B
Location: Augusta Campus, Interdisciplinary Research Facility , Room: CA-2109 Conference Room
Major Professor(s): Susan Fagan

04/21/2014 at 11:00AM
Krithika Vaidyanathan, PhD Candidate, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dissertation Title: Identification and Characterization of a Missense Mutation in O-GlcNAc Transferase that Segregates with Disease in a Family with X-linked Intellectual Disability
Location: Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, Room: CCRC Auditorium
Major Professor(s): Lance Wells

04/21/2014 at 11:00AM
Christina Lenore Davis, PhD Candidate, History
Dissertation Title: The Collective Identities of Women Teachers in Black Schools in the Post-Antebellum South
Location: LeConte Hall, Room: Conference Rm.
Major Professor(s): Ronald Butchart

04/21/2014 at 11:30AM
Patrick W. Huff, PhD Candidate, Anthropology
Dissertation Title: Anarchism's Value: An Ethnography of Autonomy and Alienation in New Orleans' Anarchist Milieu
Location: Baldwin Hall, Room: 302
Major Professor(s): Ted Gragson & Nik Heynen

04/21/2014 at 01:00PM
Nan Zhang, PhD Candidate, Statistics
Dissertation Title: Dimension Reduction and Variable Selection Using Hilbert-Schmidt Independence Criterion
Location: Statistics, Room: 230
Major Professor(s): Xiangrong Yin

04/21/2014 at 01:00PM
Kristy Marie Segal McDowell, PhD Candidate, Ecology
Dissertation Title: Examining the Effects of Pesticides on Amphibians in Costa Rican Artificial Wetlands: From Individuals to Communities
Location: Odum School of Ecology, Room: 201
Major Professor(s): C. Ronald Carroll & Sonia Hernandez

04/21/2014 at 01:15PM
Michael Stephens Kofoed, PhD Candidate, Economics
Dissertation Title: Essays on the Economics of Student Financial Aid
Location: Sanford Hall, Room: 107
Major Professor(s): David B. Mustard

04/21/2014 at 02:00PM
Michael T. Edgerton, PhD Candidate, English
Dissertation Title: Occasioned to Wonder: Questions of Art and Life After the Death of Everything
Location: Park Hall, Room: 261
Major Professor(s): Jed Rasula

04/21/2014 at 02:30PM
David Brandon Magers, PhD Candidate, Chemistry
Dissertation Title: Overcoming Three Theoretical Challenges in High Accuracy Ab Initio Electronic Structure Theory
Location: Center for Computational Quantum Chemistry (Chemistry Annex), Room: 401
Major Professor(s): Wesley D. Allen

04/21/2014 at 03:00PM
James Michael Anderson, PhD Candidate, Counseling & Student Personnel Services
Dissertation Title: Postsecondary Students on the Spectrum: A Qualitative Inquiry Into Their College Experiences
Location: Aderhold, Room: 415
Major Professor(s): Diane Cooper

04/21/2014 at 03:30PM
John E. Brown Spiers, PhD Candidate, English
Dissertation Title: It Is Safe For Us To Go To Heaven
Location: Park Hall, Room: 261
Major Professor(s): Reginald McKnight

04/22/2014 at 09:00AM
Hyun Song Kim , PhD Candidate, Learning, Design & Tech
Dissertation Title: Design and Implementation of Computer-Based Scaffolding for Improving Problem-Solving Skills in Science
Location: Aderhold, Room: 612
Major Professor(s): Janette R. Hill & Michael Spector

04/22/2014 at 09:00AM
Evan Louis Kropp, PhD Candidate, Mass Communication
Dissertation Title: Social TV: Viewer Interactions with Television Production. The Case of Bones
Location: Journalism Building, Room: 325
Major Professor(s): Jeffrey Jones

04/22/2014 at 09:00AM
Desiree Isis Sharpe, PhD Candidate, Psychology
Dissertation Title: Cognitive Consequences of Maternal Maltreatment in Juvenile Rhesus Monkeys
Location: Psychology, Room: 226
Major Professor(s): Irwin Bernstein & Mar Sanchez