Dissertation Defenses

  • May 4
  • Andrew Yoak, Evolution Ecology & Org Bio
    Disease control through fertility control: explorations in two urban systems
    Advisor: Ian Hamilton
  • Margaret Rooney, Communication
    An Actor-Partner Interdependence Model of Turbulence in Cross-sex Friendships
    Advisor: Jesse Fox
  • May 5
  • Sanghyun Park, Industrial and Systems Eng
    Investigating the impact of barriers and facilitators expected to affect the adoption of mechanical lifting devices in healthcare facilities
    Advisor: Steven Lavender
  • Jorge Espinoza, Spanish & Portuguese
    Inventing the Latino/a Hero: ‘Legality’ and the Representation of Latino/a Heroic Figures in U.S. Film, Television, and Comics
    Advisor: Ignacio Corona
  • Matthew Davis, Speech and Hearing Science
    The Effects of Incomplete Knowledge of Results on Response Bias in an Auditory Detection Task
    Advisor: Lawrence Feth
  • Mubarak Alkitbi, Electrical and Computer Engine
    Modeling and Nonlinear Control of Highly Maneuverable Bio-Inspired Flapping-Wing Micro Air Vehicles
    Advisor: Andrea Serrani
  • Angela Ripley, Music
    Surviving Set Theory: A Pedagogical Game and Cooperative Learning Approach to Undergraduate Post-Tonal Music Theory
    Advisor: David Clampitt
  • May 6
  • Jason Peifer, Communication
    Perceived News Media Importance: Valuations of the News Media, News Parody, and Their Influence on Perceptions of Journalism
    Advisor: Robert Garrett
  • Maria Casas, Molecular Cellular and Dev Bio
    Characterization of flavonoid specialized metabolism in maize
    Advisor: Erich Grotewold
  • Tiffany Lewis, Arts Admin, Education & Policy
    Exercises in Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy: The Cultural Programming of the Los Angeles and London Olympics
    Advisor: Margaret Wyszomirski
  • Ji Young Lee, Communication
    The Number of Likes Associated with Given Health-Related Messages on Facebook: The Moderating Effect of Value Involvement
    Advisor: Michael Slater
  • Shuai Shao, Electrical and Computer Engine
    Design and Optimization of Passive UHF RFID Tag Antenna for Mounting on or inside Material Layers
    Advisor: Robert Burkholder
  • Steven Gubkin, Mathematics
    L2 Mergelyan theorems in Several Complex Variables
    Advisor: Jeffery McNeal
  • May 7
  • David McLaughlin, Spanish & Portuguese
    Sampling Hip Hop and Making ‘Nóiz’: Transcultural Flows, Citizenship, and Identity in the Contestatory Space of Brazilian Hip Hop
    Advisor: Abril Trigo
  • May 8
  • Yue Tan, Industrial and Systems Eng
    Resource Provisioning via Stochastic Modeling and Online Adaptive Learning with Applications in Cloud Computing and Cyber Security
    Advisor: Cathy Xia
  • Rebecca Hanes, Chemical Engineering
    Multidisciplinary modeling for sustainable engineering design and assessment
    Advisor: Bhavik Bakshi
  • Hsiaochi Chang, Evolution Ecology & Org Bio
    Assessing Gene Flow in Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) and Miscanthus spp.: Implications for Bioenergy Crops.
    Advisor: Allison Snow
  • May 11
  • Chase Bollig, English
    “People Like Us
    Advisor: Beverly Moss
  • Alexander Bartlett, Mechanical Engineering
    Electrochemical Model-Based State of Charge and State of Health Estimation of Lithium-Ion Batteries
    Advisor: Giorgio Rizzoni
  • Spencer Tyce, History
    German Conquistadors and Venture Capitalists: The Welser Company’s Commercial Experiment in 16th Century Venezuela and the Caribbean World
    Advisor: Stephanie Smith
  • Neha Godiwala, Psychology
    The Impact of Cancer-Specific Stress on Psychological, Physical, and Immunological Responses in Relapsed/Refractory Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
    Advisor: Barbara Andersen
  • May 12
  • Carla Berg, Speech and Hearing Science
    The Development of Auditory “Spectral Attention Bands” in Children
    Advisor: Eric Healy
  • Jennifer Tyrawski, Communication
    Expanding the Boundaries of Effective Social Support: Advancing the Narrative Support Model
    Advisor: Emily Moyer-Guse
  • May 13
  • Maya Wei-Haas, Geological Sciences
    The influence of dissolved organic matter on the fate of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (PBDEs) in the environment
    Advisor: Yu-Ping Chin
  • Hannah Washington, Spanish & Portuguese
    Variable object clitic placement: Evidence from European and Brazilian Portuguese
    Advisor: Scott Schwenter
  • May 14
  • Boniface Hussein Massawe, Environment&Natural Resources
    Digital Soil Mapping and GIS-based Land Evaluation for Rice Suitability in Kilombero Valley, Tanzania
    Advisor: Brian Slater
  • May 15
  • Andrew Bodine, Psychology
    A Monte Carlo Investigation of Fit Statistic Behavior in Measurement Models Assessed Using Limited- and Full-Information Estimation
    Advisor: Michael Edwards
  • Christina Garcia, Spanish & Portuguese
    Gradience and variability of intervocalic /s/ voicing in Highland Ecuadorian Spanish
    Advisor: Terrell Morgan
  • May 22
  • Marion Kruse, Greek and Latin
    The Political of Roman Memory in the Age of Justinian
    Advisor: Anthony Kaldellis
  • May 28
  • Agnar Helgason, Political Science
    Essays in the Comparative Political Economy of Taxation and Redistribution
    Advisor: Philipp Rehm
  • Wanlin Li, English
    Global Ambiguity in Early American Gothic: A Cultural Rhetorical Analysis
    Advisor: James Phelan

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