Dissertation Defense Announcements
for 04/18/2015 - 10/18/2015

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

04/20/2015 at 09:30AM
Baoshan Chen, PhD Candidate, Marine Sciences
Dissertation Title: Responses of Marine Carbonate System to Warming and Sea-Ice Retreat in the Pacific Sector of the Arctic Ocean
Location: Marine Sciences, Building 1030, Room: Room 261
Major Professor(s): Wei-Jun Cai

04/20/2015 at 10:00AM
Hui Yu, PhD Candidate, Physics
Dissertation Title: Femtosecond Time-Resolved Spectroscopy Study of Excited State Dynamics: Heterocyclic Rings and Heterocyclic Derivatives
Location: Physics Building #1003, Room: 204B
Major Professor(s): Susanne Ullrich

04/20/2015 at 10:00AM
Dipesh Gangopadhyay, PhD Candidate, Housing & Consumer Economics
Dissertation Title: Measurement of Multidimensional Deprivation Using Capability Approach and Fuzzy Set Techniques
Location: Dawson Hall, Room: 207
Major Professor(s): Robert Nielsen

04/20/2015 at 01:00PM
Jeremy Praissman, PhD Candidate, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Dissertation Title: The Role of β-1,4-Glucuronyltransferase 1 in α-Dystroglycan Function
Location: Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, Room: CCRC Auditorium
Major Professor(s): Lance Wells

04/20/2015 at 01:00PM
Elizabeth Grace Lowry, PhD Candidate, Genetics
Dissertation Title: The Meiotic Drive Mechanism of a Selfish Chromosome in Zea mays
Location: Life Sciences, Room: B118
Major Professor(s): Kelly Dawe

04/20/2015 at 01:00PM
Fang Cao, PhD Candidate, Marine Sciences
Dissertation Title: Linking UV Optical Properties and Photochemical Rates Using Remotely Sensed Ocean Color
Location: Marine Sciences, Building 1030, Room: Room 261
Major Professor(s): William L. Miller

04/20/2015 at 01:00PM
Nicholas Paul Browning, PhD Candidate, Mass Communication
Dissertation Title: Corporate Social Responsibility: Driving Cognitive Processes and Strategic Implementation
Location: Journalism Building, Room: 239
Major Professor(s): Bryan Reber

04/21/2015 at 09:00AM
Dong Chen, PhD Candidate, Food Science
Dissertation Title: Control of Foodborne Pathogens and Their Biofilms by Levulinic Acid and Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate
Location: Melton Building, Griffin, Room: 174
Major Professor(s): Michael P. Doyle

04/21/2015 at 10:00AM
Athena Renee Murray, PhD Candidate, Communication Studies
Dissertation Title: Manufacturing Political Gaffes: How Mainstream Media Discourses Implicate Political Authenticity
Location: Caldwell Hall, Room: 606
Major Professor(s): Roger Stahl

04/21/2015 at 11:30AM
Brenda Kay King, PhD Candidate, Mathematics Education
Dissertation Title: Perspectives of a Flipped Classroom
Location: Aderhold, Room: 110C
Major Professor(s): AnnaMarie Conner

04/21/2015 at 01:00PM
Dong Zhang, PhD Candidate, Bioinformatics
Dissertation Title: Population Genomic; Genetic Analysis of Inflorescence, Plant Height and Leaf Architecture Components in Sorghum (panicoidae); and Comparative Genetics with Rice (oryzoidae)
Location: CAGT, Room: 142
Major Professor(s): Andrew Paterson

04/21/2015 at 02:00PM
Michael David Baer, PhD Candidate, Business Administration
Dissertation Title: They Have Their Reasons: Motives for Supervisor Trust in Employees
Location: Brooks Hall, Room: 327
Major Professor(s): Jason Colquitt

04/21/2015 at 02:00PM
Pradip Basnet, PhD Candidate, Physics
Dissertation Title: Metal Oxide Photocatalytic Nanostructures Fabricated By Dynamic Shadowing Growth
Location: Physics Building #1003, Room: 204B
Major Professor(s): Yiping Zhao

04/21/2015 at 02:00PM
Kristina Henry Collins, PhD Candidate, Educational Psychology
Dissertation Title: Measuring Black Parent Engagement in STEM: Validation for a Multidimensional Assessment of Parenting Practices, Style and Culture
Location: Aderhold Hall, Room: 328
Major Professor(s): Tarek Grantham

04/22/2015 at 09:00AM
Sally Bereznak Shepley, PhD Candidate, Special Education
Dissertation Title: Comparison of Teacher- and Student-Delivered Instruction for Adolescents With an Intellectual Disability
Location: Aderhold Hall, Room: 415
Major Professor(s): Kevin Ayres