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Graduate School Defense Announcements Events

June 19 - July 18, 2019

Wednesday, June 19

Walker, Charles C. - Thesis Defense

Manuscript Title: Analyzing the Past With Anthropological Archaeology: An Historical and Archaeological Investigation of the Nineteenth Century Occupations...

Friday, June 21

Amoroso, Rachel E. - Thesis Defense

Manuscript Title: “That’s Not That Bad”: Epistemic Injustice, Moral Testimony, and The Harm in Dismissing Judgments of Wrong-doing Committee Chair: ...

Harris, Kyle Q. - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: MAKING A WAY OUT OF NO WAY: BLACK PROGRESS IN EARLY COUNTY, GEORGIA TO 1918. Committee Chair: Jones, Maxine D.

Dasgupta, Sutanoy - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: Shape Based Function Modeling Co-Chairs: Srivastava, Anuj; Pati, Debdeep

Turkewitz, Joshua R - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: A Defense of Semantic Vagueness Chair: Kearns, Stephen

Frank, Alison - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: UNDERSTANDING THE “SUCCESS” OF AN ALL GIRLS’ BOARDING SCHOOL IN RURAL TANZANIA: PERSPECTIVES OF GRADUATES, TEACHERS, AND...

Monday, June 24

Zhang, Liwen - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: DO WE MEASURE HUMAN CAPITAL RESOURCES RIGHT? A META-ANALYSIS OF HUMAN CAPITAL RESOURCES MEASURE Chair: Vaniddekinge, Chad H

Edmonds, Julianna L - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: Revitalizing Feminist Ethics for Composition Studies: From Standpoint to Epistemology Chair: Graban, Tarez Simone

Barber, Ja'Bria D. - Thesis Defense

Manuscript Title: The Use of Music Therapy Interventions to Develop Social Skills for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Scope Review Committee...

King, Erin A - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: An Exploration of the Effects of Primary and Secondary Trauma on Child Welfare Workers’ Mental Health and Commitment to the Field Chair: ...

 Douty, Michael S. - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: A Conductor's Guide to Selected Works by Female Composers for Chamber Wind Ensemble Committee Chair: Clary, Richard S.

Bandak, Basel - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: MICROFLUIDIC-ENABLED QUANTITATIVE MEASUREMENTS OF INSULIN RELEASE DYNAMICS FROM SINGLE PANCREATIC ISLETS OF LANGERHANS Committee Chair: ...

Brown, Jennifer M. - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: TRAINING FOR REENTRY: EXAMINING THE USE OF PRISON VOCATIONAL PROGRAMMING AND ITS EFFECTS ON EMPLOYMENT AND RECIDIVISM Committee Chair: ...

Tuesday, June 25

Vasquez, Guillermo - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: Exploring the Growth of Charge Balanced Tetrelide Phases from Mg/Al Flux Committee Chair: Latturner, Susan E.

Wofford, Mary C. - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: LANGUAGE INPUT INTERVENTION USING VISUAL FEEDBACK: IMPACT ON ADULT WORDS DELIVERED TO AT-RISK BILINGUAL CHILDREN Committee Chair: Wood,...

Engstrand, Tate O - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: Intermetallic Carbides, Borides, and Carbide Hydrides from RE/Ni Fluxes (RE = La, Pr) Chair: Latturner, Susan E

Wednesday, June 26

Riling, Alison F. - Thesis Defense

Manuscript Title: SING WITH ME: A SURVEY TO GUIDE DEVELOPMENT OF AN IN-HOME DEVELOPMENTAL CURRICULUM FOR PREMATURE INFANTS POST-DISCHARGE FROM A NEONATAL...

Eady, Carolyn M - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: On the use of Conformal Mappings, Invariants and Warpings in Investigations of the Cortical Surface Chair: Cogan, Nicholas G

Lynn, Tyler C. - Thesis Defense

Manuscript Title: Informing Seagrass Management and Restoration Along the Florida Gulf Coast Through Remote Sensing and Spatiotemporal Analyses of Seagrass...

Shin, Yiseul - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: Structural and dynamic characterization of CrgA, a small helical membrane protein in a bilayer using solid-state NMR Committee Chair: ...

Thursday, June 27

Shen, Ruowen - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: Managing Inter-Governmental Relationships in Urban Sustainability: Collaborative Governance, Fiscal Federalism, and Service...

Alhaddad, Namah N. - Thesis Defense

Manuscript Title: Design Practitioner Perceptions Attitudes, and Barriers: The State of Natural Environment and Human Sustainability Building Practices in...

Bruin, Alison T. - Thesis Defense

Manuscript Title: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF COLONOWARE FROM TWO SPANISH MISSION SITES IN APALACHEE PROVINCE, FLORIDA. Committee Chair: Peres Lemons, Tanya...

Chamberlin, Kristina G - Thesis Defense

Manuscript Title: Systemic Sexism Perception and Antisexist Motivation Predict Men and Women's Collective Action Orientation Chair: Plant, Elizabeth A

Friday, June 28

Chiu, Kevin - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: The Impacts of Health Care Capital Controls on Health Outcomes and Regional Competition Committee Chair: Kantor, Shawn

Al-Taie, Aws H. - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: HIGH VOLTAGE INSULATION SYSTEMS FOR GAS-COOLED SUPERCONDUCTING POWER DEVICES Committee Chair: Pamidi, Sastry V.

Abrishami, Soheila - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: Time Series Analysis and Forecasting for Business Intelligence Applications Committee Chair: Kumar, Piyush

Yarbrough, Susan E. - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: Using Telepractice to Coach Caregivers of Children with Visual Impairments to Increase the Independent Living Skills of Their...

Monday, July 1

Aley, Kade - Thesis Defense

Manuscript Title: Characterization of a High-Lift, Supercritical Airfoil with Microjets Committee Chair: Kumar, Rajan

Klemp, Alex O. - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: Efficacy of Nighttime Protein Feeding During 12 Weeks of Resistance Training on Functional and Cognitive Adaptations in Older...

Tuesday, July 2

Bernat, Andrea - Thesis Defense

Manuscript Title: Synthesis and Characterization of Silica-coated Iron(II, III) Oxide Magnetic Particles for Potential Application in Glyphosate...

Singer, Alexa - Disseration Defense

Manuscript Title: Perspectives on Jail Inmate Reentry: Staff, Inmate, and Organizational Perceptions of Jail-Based Reentry Programming Committee Chair: ...

Wednesday, July 3

Barnaby, Johnna P. - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: Mathematical Models of Prostate Cancer Progression and Response to Treatment Committee Chair: Jain, Harsh Vardhan

Dan, David - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: ORIGIN OF INTRINSIC SELECTIVITY IN F-BLOCK COMPLEXES Committee Chair: Albrecht-Schmitt, Thomas E.

Gonsoroski, Elaina D. - Thesis Defense

Manuscript Title: Evaluating the Relationship Between Indoor Heat Exposure and Emergency Calls in New York City, NY During Summer 2016 Committee Chair: ...

Friday, July 5

Miller, Adam K - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: THE IMPACT OF A CAREER COURSE ON UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS’ CAREER DECISION STATE AS A FUNCTION OF NEGATIVE CAREER THOUGHTS Co-Chairs:...

Monday, July 8

Ennis, Chelsea R. - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: Differential Effects of Emotional State on Physiological Arousal and Pain Perception Among Individuals who Engage in Nonsuicidal...

Su, Yue - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: The synthesis of high refractive index lens materials Committee Chair: Stiegman, Albert E.

Chen, Kuan-Wen  - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: De Hass-van Alphen measurements of the candidate Dirac materials Chair: Greene, Laura H

 Maradzike, Elvis  - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF THE VARIATIONAL TWO-ELECTRON REDUCED DENSITY MATRIX COMPLETE ACTIVE SPACE SELF-CONSISTENT FIELD METHOD TO...

Garris, Carol Y. - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: A Content Analysis of Parental Outreach and Assistance Within English Language Learner Plans for School Districts in Florida Committee...

Booth, Cheryl L - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: Perceived Risk in Online Disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information Committee Chair: Ho, Shuyuan Mary

Butler, Leah F. - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: Modern Day Racism: Examining The Relationship Between Minority Threat And The Racial And Ethnic Typification Of Crime Committee Chair: ...

Tuesday, July 9

Chen, Shiyi - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: Exploring Teacher and Child Factors that Influence Teacher-Child Relationships in Head Start -- A Multilevel Approach Committee Chair: ...

 Anastasiou, Maria - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: STUDY OF THE 18Ne(a,p)21Na REACTION WITH ANASEN AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE IN THE BREAKOUT FROM THE HOT-CNO CYCLE Committee Chair: ...

Fargason, William H - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: Love Song to the Demon-Possessed Pigs of Gadara Chair: Kimbrell, James H

Hall, Tristan - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: A CLIMATOLOGY OF U.S. TROPICAL CYCLONE RAINFALL, ITS USE IN A STATISTICAL FORECASTING TECHNIQUE AND AN ANALYSIS OF GLOBAL FORECAST SYSTEM...

Collins, Rhonda W. - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: Bridging the Medical Pipeline: An Examination of a Medical Pipeline Program to Assess Student Perceptions and Benefits Committee Chair: ...

Wednesday, July 10

Shanks, Ilana L - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: How Aesthetics and Technology Shape Consumer Decision Making Co-Chairs: Scott, Maura Lynnette; Mende, Martin

Chong, Lyndsey J. - Thesis Defense

Manuscript Title: Threat-related Attentional Bias, Cognitive Control, and Temperament in Young Children Committee Chair: Meyer, Alexandria

Hayati, Zahra - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: Developing Multi-Frequency EPR Methods for Studying Protein-Lipid Interactions on the HIV Membrane Committee Co-Chairs: Hill, Stephen...

Lehn, Jeanette L -Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: A RENEWED CRITICAL PEDAGOGY: RETHINKING ACTIVISM WITHIN WRITING PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION Chair: Graban, Tarez Simone

Pugh, Harrison B - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: Reacquiring Identity-Based Customer Defectors Chair: Brady, Michael K

  Daucourt, Mia C - Thesis Defense

Manuscript Title: The Home Math Environment and Math Achievement: A Meta-Analysis Chair: Hart, Sara

Thursday, July 11

Hirsch, Megan E. - Thesis Defense

Manuscript Title: Familiarization of Dysarthric Speech: Generalization between Speakers of Different Sex Committee Chair: Lansford, Kaitlin L.

Villafana, Kalisa A. - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: Backbending, Seniority & Pauli Blocking at High Rotational Frequencies in Rotating Nuclei: A Systematic Analysis of Er, Yb, Hf and W...

McGee, May R - Thesis Defense

Manuscript Title: Scoping Review: Developing a Conceptual Framework for Adolescent Vocabulary Intervention Co-Chairs: Hall-Mills, Shannon Sara Jean;...

McGraw, Amanda L - Dissertatiion Defense

Manuscript Title: AN INVESTIGATION OF MATHEMATICS LANGUAGE AND ITS RELATION WITH MATHEMATICS AND READING Co-Chairs: Kaschak, Michael P; Ganley, Colleen Marie

Friday, July 12

Yunesi, Arash - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: BEYOND THE STANDARD MODEL OF PARTICLES: EFFECTIVE FIELD THEORIES AND BARYOGENESIS Committee Chair: Okui, Takemichi

Gaboardi, James D - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: A Polygon-Based Approach to Spatial Network Allocation Chair: Folch, David C

Monday, July 15

Amouzandeh, Ghoncheh - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES MAPPING AND COIL CHARACTERIZATION AT HIGH MAGNETIC FIELDS Committee Co-Chairs: Hill, Stephen Olof & Grant, Samuel C.

Klein, Kyle N. - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: RIF1 is necessary to maintain epigenetic state in human cells. Committee Chair: Gilbert, David M.

Wednesday, July 17

Butler, Michael J. - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: The Impact of Estradiol on Food Intake, Cell Signaling, and Diet-Induced Inflammation Committee Chair: Eckel, Lisa A.

Thursday, July 18

Eftaxas, Danielle M. - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: THE RELATION BETWEEN COPING, DISCLOSURE AND PERSONALITY TRAITS AMONG SEXUALLY VICTIMIZED COLLEGE STUDENTS Committee Chair: Jenkins,...

Aryal, Niraj - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: Topological materials and their interfaces Committee Chair: Manousakis, Efstratios

Vallega, Karin A. - Dissertation Defense

Manuscript Title: Effects of Obesity-Related Inflammation on Breast Cancer Progression Committee Co-Chairs: Sang, Qing-Xiang & Ren, Yi

June 19 - July 18, 2019