Graduate School

Current Students – Upcoming Doctoral Defenses

March

3/25/15
Lisa Hoffman, Educational Leadership, College of Education
Ed.D.
Alternative Education: Administrator Perceptions of Alternative Education and At-Risk Youth
301 Ritter Hall, 9:00 a.m.

3/25/15
Yash Joshi, Pharmacology, School of Medicine
Ph.D.
The Role of 5-Lipoxygenase in the Stress-Mediated Exacerbation of the Alzheimer's Disease Phenotype
910 Medical Education and Research Building, 12:00 p.m.

3/25/15
Heather Waters, Music Education, Boyer College of Music and Dance
Ph.D.
Adults and Young Children as Music Co-Researchers: Narratives from a Play-Based, Reggio-Emilia-Inspired Preschool
136 Presser Hall, 12:00 p.m.

3/25/15
Adam Wright, Kinesiology, College of Public Health
Ph.D.
The Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of an Exercise Psychology Workshop for Personal Fitness Trainers: A Mixed Methods Approach
233 Pearson Hall, 11:00 a.m.

3/26/15
Jo Anne Hyatt, Curriculum, Instruction and Technology in Education/Language Arts, College of Education
Ed.D.
The Impact of Mindsets on Literacy Teaching in Homeschooling Environments: A CHAT Analysis
242 Ritter Hall Annex, 10:00 a.m.

3/26/15
Xinyuan Li, Pharmacology, School of Medicine
Ph.D.
Mitochondrial Reactive Oxygen Species Mediate Lysophosphatidylcholine-Induced Endothelial Cell Activation
910 Medical Education and Research Building, 2:00 p.m.

3/26/15
Sean McCormick, Public Health, College of Public Health
Ph.D.
Social Problem-Solving, Negative Affect, and Smoking Urge Reactivity During Baseline Cue Exposure
941 Ritter Hall Annex, 1:00 p.m.

3/27/15
Cristine Agresta, Physical Therapy, College of Public Health
Ph.D.
The Influence of the Back Functional Line on Lower Extremity Frontal Plane Kinematics and Kinematic Predictors of Loading During Running
625 Jones Hall, 11:00 a.m.

3/27/15
Jenna Becker Kane, Political Science, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
Lobbying Justice: Exploring the Influence of Interest Groups in State High Courts
413 Gladfelter Hall, 10:00 a.m.

3/27/15
Kara Clevinger, English, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
"The Sweetest of All Words": Home and Rhetorics of Isolationism in Antebellum Domestic Literature
213F Anderson Hall, 9:00 a.m.

3/27/15
Jennifer Kim, Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
The Merits of a Fool: Contending with Race and Racism Through Sketch Comedy from the 1960's to the 2000's
741 Gladfelter Hall, 2:00 p.m.

3/27/15
Liv Raddatz, Geography and Urban Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
Between Continuity and Change: Exploring Polish Migrants' Experiences in the Labor Market of Berlin, Germany
659 Gladfelter Hall, 1:00 p.m.

3/30/15
Jonathan Hart, Educational Psychology, College of Education
Ph.D.
Response to Intervention: An Examination of Student Outcomes Before and After Implementation
242 Ritter Hall, 10:00 a.m.

3/30/15
Erin Rooney, Urban Education, College of Education
Ph.D.
Teachers' Work in Trying Times: Policy, Practice, and Professional Identity
TBA, 2:30 p.m.

3/30/15
Michael Schwebel, Geography and Urban Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
Climate Change Adaptation and Policy in Pacific Small Island States: Safe Havens or Adrift at Sea?
914 Gladfelter Hall, 2:00 p.m.

3/31/15
Andrew Brown, African American Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
Drafting Into Manhood: Black NFL Draft Prospects' Conceptions of Manhood and Playing in the NFL
830 Gladfelter Hall, 10:00 a.m.

3/31/15
Brett Krutzsch, Religion, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
Martyrdom and American Gay History: Secular Advocacy, Christian Ideas, and Gay Assimilation
1221 Anderson Hall, 3:00 p.m.

3/31/15
Andrew Kuhn, Educational Administration, College of Education
Ed.D.
Equity in Advanced Placement Course-Taking: A Case Study of an Inner-Ring Suburban High School
477A Ritter Hall, 12:00 p.m.

3/31/15
Jin-Hyung Lee, Music Therapy, Boyer College of Music and Dance
Ph.D.
The Effects of Music on Pain: A Review of Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis
136 Presser Hall, 10:00 a.m.

3/31/15
Christian Millichap, Mathematics, College of Science and Technology
Ph.D.
Mutations and Geometric Invariants of Hyperbolic 3-Manifolds
617 Wachman Hall, 4:30 p.m.

3/31/15
Tatyana Nuzhnaya, Computer and Information Sciences, College of Science and Technology
Ph.D.
Analysis of Anatomical Branching Structures
302 Science Education and Research Center, 12:00 p.m

 

April

4/1/15
Rachel Coppola, Urban Education, College of Education
Ph.D.
What You Know, Who You Know, Where You Live: Understanding How Habitus Influences Career Selections Among Urban Students
242 Ritter Hall Annex, 8:00 a.m.

4/1/15
Jacquelyn Hickey, Educational Leadership, College of Education
Ed.D.
A Case Study of Two Suburban Local Education Foundations
332 Ritter Hall, 2:00 p.m.

4/1/15
Catherine Willard, Education/Math and Science Education, College of Education
Ph.D.
Effects of Collaborative Reasoning on Students' Mathematics Performance and Numerical Reasoning Abilities
477A Ritter Hall, 2:00 p.m.

4/1/15
Yiyue Zhang, Music Education, Boyer College of Music and Dance
Ph.D.
Pre-Service and In-Service Music Teachers' Perceptions of Readiness to Teach East Asian Vocal Music
136 Presser Hall, 12:00 p.m.

4/2/15
Julia Ransom, Urban Education, College of Education
Ph.D.
Voices From the Educational Fringe: An Ethnographic Study Exploring Educational Experiences of African American Males in an Alternative GED Program
271 Ritter Hall Annex, 9:00 a.m.

4/2/15
Donald Siler, Urban Education, College of Education
Ph.D.
Voices in the Hall: A Black Male Student-Centered Examination of Engagement in an Urban Middle School Art Class
301 Ritter Hall, 1:00 p.m.

4/3/15
Evan Anderson, Public Health, College of Public Health
Ph.D.
The Relationship Between Laws Regulating Use of Mobile Communication Devices by Young Drivers and Crash Fatalities
941 Ritter Hall Annex, 1:00 p.m.

4/3/15
Joann Griffith, English, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
"All Men Are Builders": Architectural Structures in the Victorian Novel
Gladfelter Hall, CHAT Conference Room, 10th Floor, 10:00 a.m.

4/3/15
Zhen Lu, Chemistry, College of Science and Technology
Ph.D.
Development of High Level AB Initio Methods to Describe Nonadiabatic Events and Applications to the Excited States of Small Biological Molecules
404 Beury Hall, 9:00 a.m.

4/3/15
Andria Smythe, Economics, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
The Impact of Economic Downturns During College-Age Years on Educational Outcomes
571 Ritter Hall Annex, 1:30 p.m.

4/3/15
Erica Tibbetts, Kinesiology, College of Public Health
Ph.D.
Understanding Incarcerated Women's Motivation to Exercise
233 Pearson Hall, 2:00 p.m.

4/6/15
Natalie Flynn, Educational Psychology, College of Education
Ph.D.
The Transformation of Science and Mathematics Content Knowledge into Teaching Content by University Faculty
301 Ritter Hall, 12:30 p.m.

4/6/15
Brian Paljug, Mathematics, College of Science and Technology
Ph.D.
Deformation Complexes for Algebraic Operads and Their Applications
617 Wachman Hall, 1:30 p.m.

4/6/15
Alicia Pennington, Urban Education, College of Education
Ph.D.
A Thumping From Within Unanswered by Any Beckoning From Without: The Emergence of Grassroots Leadership Among African American Women, Farmville, Virginia, 1951-1963
TBA, 2:00 p.m.

4/6/15
Sarah Pollock, Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
Framing Fitness: Gender, Experts, Popular Magazines, and Healthism
914 Gladfelter Hall, 1:00 p.m.

4/6/15
Ashley Smith, Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
Development of the Anterior Insula: Implications for Adolescent Risk-Taking
856 Weiss Hall, 9:00 a.m.

4/7/15
Jay Jennings, Political Science, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
Religious Motivation and the Democratic Citizen
413 Gladfelter Hall, 2:00 p.m.

4/10/15
Brandi Baldwin, Urban Education, College of Education
Ph.D.
Confirming and Disconfirming Teacher Comunication in Urban Classrooms
271 Ritter Hall Annex, 11:00 a.m.

4/10/15
Behzad Tangeysh, Chemistry, College of Science and Technology
Ph.D.
Size-Controlled Formation of Transition Metal Nanoparticles Through Chemical and Photochemical Processes
226 Beury Hall, 11:00 a.m.

4/17/15
Nancy Morgan, History, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
"Fraught with Disastrous Consequences for Our Country": Cherokee Sovereignty, Nullification and the Sectional Crisis
1221 Anderson Hall, 2:45 p.m.

4/27/15
Julia Walsh, Educational Psychology, College of Education
Ph.D.
The Digital Gap: An Exploration of Social and Emotional Aspects of Adolescent Behavior Online and Offline
271 Ritter Hall Annex, 1:00 p.m.

 

June

6/4/15
Christina Doherty, Educational Psychology, College of Education
Ph.D.
The Effects of Error Reflection and Perceived Functionality of Errors on Middle School Students' Algebra Learning and Sense of Belonging to Mathematics
303 Ritter Hall, 10:00 a.m.