Graduate School

Current Students – Upcoming Doctoral Defense

 

March

 

3/22/19

Melissa DePretto Behan, Higher Education, College of Education
Ed.D.
Job Factors that Influence Burnout in Campus Crisis Responders
TBA, 1:00 p.m.

 

3/22/19

Connie Qiu, Biomedical Sciences, Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Ph.D.
The Biology of Dendritic Cells in the Context of Autoimmunity
410 Medical Education and Research Building, 1:00 p.m.

 

3/22/19

Andrew Van Horn, Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
Quantification and Phylogenetic Comparative Analysis of Pelage Sexual Dichromatism in Primates
240 Gladfelter Hall, 2:00 p.m.

 

3/22/19

Derek Wozniak, Chemistry, College of Science and Technology
Ph.D.
Anion Effects in Homogeneous Palladium and Gold Catalysis
404 Beury Hall, 11:00 a.m.

 

3/25/19

Carly Champagne, Educational Psychology, College of Education
Ph.D.
Teacher-Student Interactions Around Academic Errors in Preschool
TBA, 3:00 p.m.

 

3/25/19

Ming-Chih Crouthamel, Business Administration, Fox School of Business and Management
D.B.A.
The Rise of Patient Centricity in the Pharmaceutical Industry
1810 Liacouras Walk, Room 418, 10:00 a.m.

 

3/25/19

Tamika Curry, Urban Education, College of Education
Ph.D.
Adopting Innovative Approaches to Care: Facilitators and Barriers of School Nursing Practice in an Urban School District
179 Ritter Hall Annex, 12:00 p.m.

 

3/25/19

Christos Kelepouris, Business Administration, Fox School of Business and Management
D.B.A.
The Strategic or Not So Strategic Evolution of Franchise Ownership Patterns: A Study of Optimal Proportions
332 Alter Hall, 10:00 a.m.

 

3/25/19

Urszula Pruchniewska, Media and Communication, Lew Klein College of Media and Communication
Ph.D.
Everyday Feminism in the Digital Era: Gender, the Fourth Wave, and Social Media Affordances
1H Annenberg Hall, 3:00 p.m.

 

3/25/19

Qiuting Zhang, Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
Ph.D.
Mechanics and Functionality of Extreme Mechanical Instabilities Through Buckling-Driven Delamination
607A Engineering Building, 10:00 a.m.

 

3/25/19

Xun Zhong, Business Administration, Fox School of Business and Management
Ph.D.
Predicting and Explaining the Cross-Section of Stock Returns
405 Alter Hall, 10:00 a.m.

 

3/26/19

Joseph Becica, Chemistry, College of Science and Technology
Ph.D.
Mechanism and Application of Lewis and Bronsted Acidic Additives in Organotransition Metal Catalysis
504 Science Education and Research Center, 1:00 p.m.

 

3/26/19

Tracey Brown Coote, Education Leadership, College of Education
Ed.D.
Students' Perception About Their Performance in English at Three Evening Schools in Savanna La Mar
179 Ritter Hall Annex, 1:00 p.m.

 

3/26/19

Wesley Morgan, Music Performance/Voice, Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts/Boyer College of Music and Dance
D.M.A.
Rhythmic Phrasing and Dramatic Concerns in Poulenc's Tel Jour Telle Nuit
301 Presser Hall, 12:00 p.m.

 

3/26/19

Breanna Ockimey, Education Leadership, College of Education
Ed.D.
Black Girl Magic: Exploring and Understanding the Academic and Athletic Experiences of Black Female Student Athletes at Predominately White Institutions (Division I)
TBA, 11:00 a.m.

 

3/27/19

Saravana Govindasamy, Business Administration, Fox School of Business and Management
D.B.A.
Scaling Innovations in Healthcare
507 Alter Hall, 11:00 a.m.

 

3/27/19

Frances McNeal, Business Administration, Fox School of Business and Management
D.B.A.
Efficacy of Entrepreneurial Training Programs: Do They Make a Difference for Growth-Oriented Small Businesses That Are Ready to "Scale-Up"?
Alter Hall, 1:00 p.m.

 

3/27/19

Keisha Solomon, Economics, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
Three Essays on Health Economics
571 Ritter Hall Annex, 2:00 p.m.

 

3/27/19

Anastasia Sorokina, Education/Applied Linguistics, College of Education
Ph.D.
When Do Memories Go Away? L1 Attrition Effect on Bilingual Autobiographical Memory
TBA, 10:00 a.m.

 

3/27/19

Ayana Tyler, Urban Education, College of Education
Ph.D.
"I'm Not Your Mammy": Unearthing the Racially Gendered Experiences of Undergraduate Black Women Resident Assistants at Predominantly White Institutions
TBA, 10:30 a.m.

 

3/27/19

Nami Yoshihara, Music Therapy, Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts/Boyer College of Music and Dance
Ph.D.
An Exploration of Therapists' Unanticipated Reactions to Clients' Experiences in GIM
136 Presser Hall, 11:00 a.m.

 

3/28/19

Tamas Horvath, Business Administration, Fox School of Business and Management
D.B.A.
Organizational Resilience in a Quasi-Total Institution: The U.S. Army Engages the Millenial Generation
Alter Hall, 1:00 p.m.

 

3/28/19

Habiballah Sistani, Chemistry, College of Science and Technology
Ph.D.
Design, Development and Application of Analytical Apparatuses for Laser Electrospray Mass Spectrometry Analysis
TBA, 11:00 a.m.

 

3/28/19

Susan Vaites, Educational Leadership, College of Education
Ed.D.
How Do Elementary Principals Navigate Competing Demands to Focus on Instructional Priorities?
179 Ritter Hall Annex, 1:00 p.m.

 

3/28/19

Yujia Yue, Biomedical Sciences, Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Ph.D.
Inflammation Alters Endothelial Progenitor Cell-Derived Exosome Contents and Therapeutic Effect on Myocardial Repair
910 Medical Education and Research Building, 10:00 a.m.

 

3/29/19

Zachary Cline, Mathematics, College of Science and Technology
Ph.D.
Extending Actions of Hopf Algebras to Actions of the Drinfel'd Double
527 Wachman Hall, 3:00 p.m.

 

3/29/19

Helen Huynh, Business Administration, Fox School of Business and Management
D.B.A.
The Changes and Contributors to the Perception of Retirement Income Adequacy
332 Alter Hall, 9:45 a.m.

 

3/29/19

Nicole Mazouchova, Biology, College of Science and Technology
Ph.D.
Locomotor Kinematics of Turtles Moving in Shallow Water Environments
234 Biology-Life Sciences Building, 1:30 p.m.

 

3/29/19

Danielle Salvadeo, Biomedical Sciences, Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Ph.D.
To Pee Or Not To Pee: A Characterization of Canine Bladder Physiology Following Long-Term Lower Spinal Root Transection and Surgical Reinnervation
410 Medical Education and Research Building, 12:00 p.m.

 

3/29/19

Evan Samples, Chemistry, College of Science and Technology
Ph.D.
Synthesis, Functionalization, and Properties of 1, 4-Polyketones and Enantioselective Polyester Catalyst Development Using Molecular Lego Scaffolds
404 Beury Hall, 9:30 a.m.

 

3/29/19

Dori Taylor, Business Administration, Fox School of Business and Management
D.B.A.
Role of Social Media in B2B CEO Thought Leadership
1810 Liacouras Walk, Room 418, 2:00 p.m.

 

3/29/19

Alana Vagnozzi, Biomedical Sciences, Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Ph.D.
Modulation of the 5-Lipoxygenase Proinflammatory Pathway and Endosomal Retromer Complex in the Development of Tauopathy
810 Medical Education and Research Building, 10:00 a.m.

 

3/29/19

Sherry Williams, Business Administration, Fox School of Business and Management
D.B.A.
Closing the Financial Inclusion Gap: Financial Services Provider Selection Criteria as Drivers of Choice
1810 Liacouras Walk, Room 418, 11:00 a.m.

 

 

April

 

4/2/19

Carla Cabarle, Business Administration, Fox School of Business and Management
D.B.A.
Predicting the Risk of Fraud in Equity Crowdfunding Offers and Assessing the Wisdom of the Crowd
1810 Liacouras Walk, Room 418, 10:00 a.m.

 

4/2/19

Julie Ragatz, Philosophy, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
The Eclipse of Institutionalism: The Formation of Consensus Around Neoclassical Economics
722 Anderson Hall, 3:30 p.m.

 

4/2/19

Benjamin Safran, Music/Music Studies, Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts/Boyer College of Music and Dance
Ph.D.
Sounding Strategy: Composers' Uses of Social Justice and Political Themes in Contemporary Classical Concert Music
136 Presser Hall, 3:30 p.m.

 

4/2/19

Joanne Santomauro, Business Administration, Fox School of Business and Management
D.B.A.
An Exploration of the Global Clinical Trial Ancillary Supply Chain and the Drivers of Success During the Pre, In, and Post Phases
1810 Liacouras Walk, Room 418, 12:30 p.m.

 

4/2/19

Ashley Shaffer, Spanish, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
Understanding the Dynamic Nature of Willingness to Communicate in L2 Classroom Interaction and the Influence of L2 Investment
914 Gladfelter Hall, 11:00 a.m.

 

4/2/19

Lucas Sheaffer, English, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
Damming the American Imagination
1006 Anderson Hall, 11:00 a.m.

 

4/2/19

Jennifer Walters, Chemistry, College of Science and Technology
Ph.D.
Nitrogen-Ligated (Poly)cationic Iodine(III) Reagents: Platforms for Reagent Development and Diverse Heterocyclic Syntheses
404 Beury Hall, 10:00 a.m.

 

4/2/19

Adenike Webb, Music Therapy, Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts/Boyer College of Music and Dance
Ph.D.
The Full Has Never Been Told: An Arts-Based Narrative Inquiry into the Academic and Professional Experiences of Black People in Music Therapy
136 Presser Hall, 9:45 a.m.

 

4/3/19

Hamza Al Ayaydah, Civil Engineering, College of Engineering
Ph.D.
Innovative Design Strategy Incorporating Temperature Effect on Pennsylvania Pavements
809 Engineering Building, 9:30 a.m.

 

4/3/19

Sean Davis, Music Theory, Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts/Boyer College of Music and Dance
Ph.D.
Radiohead and Identity: A Moon-Shaped Pool and the Process of Identity Construction
301 Presser Hall, 2:00 p.m.

 

4/3/19

Anna-Mariya Kukuyan, Biomedical Sciences, Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Ph.D.
Role of BAP1 in Mesothelioma and Melanoma Cancer Predisposition
310B Pharmacy and Allied Health Building, 1:00 p.m.

 

4/3/19

Amy Lavin, Educational Leadership, College of Education
Ed.D.
Assessing Student Characteristics for Success in Online Versus Face-to-Face Environments
150 Ritter Hall Annex, 1:00 p.m.

 

 

 

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