Dissertation Defenses

  • December 5
  • Frederick Kauser, Education:Phy Act & Ed Srvc
    Supporting Workplace Learning: Supervisory and Peer Support Effect on Novice Firefighter Informal Learning Engagement
    Advisor: David Stein
  • December 6
  • Sarah Iler, Education:Policy & Leadership
    The History of "Multicultural" in the United States during the Twentieth Century
    Advisor: Bruce Kimball
  • December 7
  • Akshay Venkatesh, Computer Science & Engineering
    Addressing Heterogeneity and Energy Challenges of HPC Communication Middleware in the Post-Petaflop Era
    Advisor: Dhabaleswar Panda
  • Luis Macias, Education:Teaching & Learning
    A LatCrit Analysis of DACA recipients' pursuit of a post-secondary education in Ohio
    Advisor: Binaya Subedi
  • Katherine Sasso, Psychology
    The Role of Interpersonal vulnerability in cognitive Therapy for Depression
    Advisor: Daniel Strunk
  • Unnikrishnan S, Aero and Astronautical Eng
    Jet noise and source localization and identification
    Advisor: Datta Gaitonde
  • December 9
  • Pranay Agarwal, Biomedical Engineering
    Multiscale biomaterials for cell and tissue engineering
    Advisor: Xiaoming (Shawn) He
  • Syed Ali, Mechanical Engineering
    Phonon Boltzmann Transport Equation (BTE) Based Modeling of Heat Conduction in Semiconducting Materials at Sub-Micron Scales
    Advisor: Sandip Mazumder
  • Tracy Najera, Education:Policy & Leadership
    Confirming Predictors of Rural Teacher Expectancy
    Advisor: Scott Sweetland
  • Sarah Smiley-Walters, Evolution Ecology & Org Bio
    Interactions between Pigmy Rattlesnakes (Sistrurus miliarius) and a Suite of Prey Species: A Study of Prey Behavior and Variable Venom Toxicity
    Advisor: H. Lisle Gibbs
  • Scott Brown, Philosophy
    Essays on Modality and Instantiation
    Advisor: Ben Caplan
  • December 12
  • Ahmed Abdelmoaty, Electrical and Computer Engine
    Switching Power Conversion and Battery Charging Circuits for Energy-Harvesting Platforms
    Advisor: Ayman Fayed
  • Jiaqi Liu, Computer Science & Engineering
    Handling Soft and Hard Errors for Scientific Application
    Advisor: Gagan Agrawal
  • Lu Zhao, Horticulture and Crop Science
    Investigate the roles of oligosaccharides in two overwintering crops during cold stress responses
    Advisor: Joshua Blakeslee
  • December 13
  • Brian Dailey, Physics
    Analysis on the second flight of Antarctic Impulse Transient Antenna with a focus on filtering techniques
    Advisor: Amy Hill
  • Zach Cammenga, Electrical and Computer Engine
    High Range Resolution Micro-Doppler Radar Theory and Its Application to Human Gait Classification
    Advisor: Graeme Smith
  • Dachuan Huang, Computer Science & Engineering
    Improving Performance in Large Scale distributed Systems by Exploiting Data Placement and Partitioning
    Advisor: Feng Qin
  • Ryan Hansen, Psychology
    Social Media Correlates of Self-Reported Depressive Symptoms, Worry, and Social Anxiety
    Advisor: Steven Beck
  • So Young Lee, City and Regional Planning
    Understanding of Relationship between Housing Opportunities for People Everywhere (HOPE) VI and Gentrification
    Advisor: Rachel Kleit
  • Amber Bellamy, Evolution Ecology & Org Bio
    Sources and Ages of Carbon and Organic Matter Supporting Macroinvertebrate Production in Temperate Streams
    Advisor: James Bauer
  • December 14
  • Xu Yang, Food Science and Technology
    Brevibacillin, an Antimicrobial Lipopeptide Discovered from Genus Brevibacillus: Structural Elucidation, Mode of Action, Fermentation and Application in Commercial Apple Juice
    Advisor: Ahmed Yousef
  • Monali NandyMazumdar, Microbiology
    Advisor: Irina Artsimovitch
  • Aruna Ravi, Electrical and Computer Engine
    Plasmonic Resonances for Spectroscopy Applications using 3D Finite-Difference Time-Domain Models
    Advisor: Fernando Teixeira
  • Jianzhu Huai, Civil Engineering
    Collaborative SLAM with crowdsourced data
    Advisor: Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska
  • Shannon Clancy, Education:Teaching & Learning
    The mediating effects of science classroom talk on the understanding of moon phases and eclipses with middle school students who are deaf or hard of hearing
    Advisor: Tiffany Wild
  • December 15
  • Kevin George, Physics
    Modifying the Target Normal Sheath Accelerated Ion Spectrum Using Structured Targets
    Advisor: Douglass Schumacher
  • Anindita Sengupta, Women's Studies
    The Desired Baby: Assisted Reproductive Technology, Secrecy, and a Cultural Account of Family-building in India
    Advisor: Mytheli Sreenivas
  • Jai Salzwedel, Physics
    Lambda femtoscopy in sqrt(s)=2.76 TeV Pb-Pb collisions at ALICE
    Advisor: Thomas Humanic
  • Ani Pujiastuti, Education:Teaching & Learning
    Language Socialization in the Workplace: Immigrant Workers' Language Practice within a Multilingual Workplace
    Advisor: Leslie Moore
  • Minyong Kim, Education:Teaching & Learning
    Teaching, learning, research as spiritual journey
    Advisor: Laurie Katz
  • December 16
  • Theodore Swang, Mathematics
    A Mathematical Model for the Energy Allocuation of Sleep
    Advisor: Janet Best
  • Kristina Lefevre, Comparativ&VetMed
    Mycoplasma Bovigenitalium qPCR Detection and Multilocus Sequence Typing Strain Differentiation
    Advisor: Thomas Wittum
  • Michael Fraina, Kinesiology
    Examination of the Independent and Interactive Effects of Coach and Peer Influence Toward Need Satisfaction of High School Athletes in Urban Communities
    Advisor: Donna Pastore
  • Zhen Liu, Mechanical Engineering
    Reconstruction and Control of Tip Position and Dynamic Sensing of Interaction Force for Micro-Cantilever to Enable High Speed and High Resolution Dynamic Atomic Force
    Advisor: Chia-Hsiang Menq
  • December 19
  • Linan Wang, Biomedical Sciences Grad Prog
    Road Map to the Cellular Proteome: A Mass Spectrometry Study of Epigenetics and Disease Biomarker Discovery
    Advisor: Michael Freitas
  • December 20
  • Molly Bukky, Rural Sociology
    Urban and Rural Adolescent Drug Use and Its Relationship with Classic Criminological Theories
    Advisor: Linda Lobao
  • David Bond, Near Eastern Langs & Cultures
    Images of the past: uses of nostalgia in modern Tunisia
    Advisor: Sabra Webber
  • April 10
  • Reid Hardaway, English
    Ovidian Ekphrasis in the Middle Ages
    Advisor: Ethan Knapp

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