Graduate School

Current Students – Upcoming Doctoral Defenses

March

3/27/17
James Etlen III, Educational Leadership, College of Education
Ed.D.
A Study to Determine the Extent to Which a School-Based Mentoring Program Affects the Academic Achievement and Social Behaviors of African American Males in a Suburban Middle School
301 Ritter Hall, 1:00 p.m.

3/27/17
Ryan Murphy, Sociology, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
Breaking Through the Glass Cloister: The Sisters of St. Joseph of Philadelphia, Social Justice, and Gender Consciousness After Vatican II
1106 Anderson Hall, 4:00 p.m.

3/27/17
Sarah Yoder, Educational Leadership, College of Education
Ed.D.
A Phenomenological Study of Charter School Students and Parents in One Rural School District: Why They Go, the Nature of Their Experiences, and Why Some Choose to Leave
242 Ritter Hall Annex, 10:00 a.m.

3/28/17
Jonathan Crider, History, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
Printing Politics: The Emergence of Political Parties in Florida, 1821-1861
914 Gladfelter Hall, 2:00 p.m.

3/28/17
Priyanka Kulkami, Pharmaceutical Sciences/Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy
Ph.D.
Intracellular Unbound Concentrations of Atorvastatin and Bosentan: Prediction Using Modeling and Simulation, and Effect of Metabolism and Transport
530 School of Pharmacy, 11:00 a.m.

3/28/17
Meoghan MacPherson, Bioengineering, College of Engineering
Ph.D.
From Bench to Battlefield: An Evaluation of In Situ Forming Hydrogels as Vitreous Substitutes for Military and Combat Veterans
347 Dean's Seminar Room, Engineering Buildiing, 10:30 a.m.

3/28/17
Andrew Pool, Social and Behavioral Health Sciences, College of Public Health
Ph.D.
The Effect of Weight Misperception and Contextual Factors on Weight Control Among Young Adults
941 Ritter Hall Annex, 11:30 a.m.

3/28/17
Michael Puppolo, Chemistry, College of Science and Technology
Ph.D.
Biomimetic Dissolution: A Tool to Evaluate Amorphous Solid Dispersion Performance
665 Gladfelter Hall, 12:30 p.m.

3/29/17
Nathan Blascak, Economics, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
Essays in Applied Microeconometrics
402 Tuttleman Learning Center, 10:30 a.m.

3/29/17
Madison Fletcher, Chemistry, College of Science and Technology
Ph.D.
Synthesis of Non-Natural Clyclic Di-Nucleotides for the Investigation of Bacterial Signaling Pathways
404 Beury Hall, 10:00 a.m.

3/29/17
Dana Miller-Cotto, Educational Psychology, College of Education
Ph.D.
The Role of Prior Knowledge, Executive Function, and Perceived Cognitive Load on the Effectiveness of Faded Worked Examples in Geometry
179 Ritter Hall Annex, 10:00 a.m.

3/29/17
Laura Randolph, Educational Leadership, College of Education
Ed.D.
Understanding Black Undergraduate Females' Sense of Belonging at a Predominantly White Institution
242 Ritter Hall Annex, 10:00 a.m.

3/30/17
Robert Bingham, Dance, Boyer College of Music and Dance
Ph.D.
Improvising Meaning in the Age of Humans
821 Anderson Hall, 3:00 p.m.

3/31/17
Kathleen Cunniffe, Spanish, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
Irlandés in the Americas: Irish Themes and Affinities in Contemporary Spanish American Narrative
821 Anderson Hall, 2:30 p.m.

3/31/17
Sheng-Chieh Hsu, Art History, Tyler School of Art
Ph.D.
Bronze Age Crete and Art Nouveau: A Diachronic Dialog
B089 Tyler School of Art, 11:00 a.m.

3/31/17
Kayleigh Jones, Chemistry, College of Science and Technology
Ph.D.
Interactions of Microbial Siderophores with Titanic Ions and Titanium-Bearing Minerals
404 Beury Hall, 12:00 p.m.

3/31/17
Charles Miller, Business Administration Executive Program, Fox School of Business and Management
D.B.A.
The Effect of Distance Decay: A Study of Automotive Retailing
332 Alter Hall, 2:00 p.m.

3/31/17
Sarah Peterson, Art History, Tyler School of Art
Ph.D.
Late Helladic IIIC Pottery at Mycenae: Production Trends After the Collapse of Palatial Administration
B089 Tyler School of Art, 2:30 p.m.

3/31/17
Joseph Tarr, Biomedical Sciences, Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Ph.D.
CTGF/CCN2: The Marionettist of Mammalian Palatogenesis
410 Medical Education and Research Building, 2:00 p.m.

 

April

4/3/17
Brandon Becker, Social and Behavioral Health Sciences, College of Public Health
Ph.D.
Mindfulness and Work-Related Functioning Among Head Start Staff
941 Ritter Hall Annex, 9:30 a.m.

4/3/17
Adrianne Davis, Urban Education, College of Education
Ph.D.
"Can't I Be Black and Smart?": Examining the Experiences of Black High-Achieving College Women Inside and Outside the Classroom
201 Tuttleman Learning Center, 10:00 a.m.

4/4/17
Weidan Cao, Media and Communication, School of Media and Communication
Ph.D.
Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining: An Investigation of Cancer Patients' Social Support, Coping Strategies, and Posttraumatic Growth
5 Annenberg Hall, 2:00 p.m.

4/4/17
Darrell Edwards, Business Administration Executive Program, Fox School of Business and Management
D.B.A.
What Matters Most: Culture or Process? Investigating the Determinants of High-Performing Global Supply Chain Teams
338 Alter Hall, 2:00 p.m.

4/4/17
Benhee Lee, Educational Psychology, College of Education
Ph.D.
Korean Students' Motivation to Pursue Higher Education in the United States
242 Ritter Hall Annex, 11:00 a.m.

4/4/17
Shayna Riddle, Education/Special Education, College of Education
Ph.D.
Orthographic Skills in English Language Learners and Students with Learning Disabilities
301 Ritter Hall, 2:15 p.m.

4/4/17
Gail Rosenbaum, Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
The Influences of Information Acquisition and Heightened Arousal on Adolescent Risk Taking
856 Weiss Hall, 11:00 a.m.

4/4/17
Laura Young, Educational Psychology, College of Education
Ph.D.
Numerical Magnitude Knowledge: Are All Numbers Perceived Alike?
271 Ritter Hall Annex, 11:00 a.m.

4/5/17
Kaori Nepo, Education/Special Education, College of Education
Ph.D.
The Use of iPad® to Promote Leisure Activities for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
TBA, 10:00 a.m.

4/5/17
Ezgi Ottolenghi, Business Administration/Finance, Fox School of Business and Management
Ph.D.
Essays on Corporate Finance
505 Alter Hall, 10:00 a.m.

4/5/17
Christiana Teijaro, Chemistry, College of Science and Technology
Ph.D.
Synthetic Approaches to Strychnos and bis-Apsidosperma Alkaloids
404 Beury Hall, 10:00 a.m.

4/5/17
Alessandra Tiraterra, Music Performance, Boyer College of Music and Dance
D.M.A.
German Idealism and the Historical Perspectives of the Early Nineteenth Century in Beethoven's Eroica Variations, Op.35
125 Rock Hall, 10:00 a.m.

4/6/17
John Abt, Business Administration Executive Program, Fox School of Business and Management
D.B.A.
The Impact of Necessity on Consumer Behavior
338 Alter Hall, 2:00 p.m.

4/6/17
Dianbin Bao, Mathematics, College of Science and Technology
Ph.D.
Polynomial Identities Between Hecke Eigenforms
617 Wachman Hall, 4:00 p.m.

4/6/17
Jessica Keech, Business Administration/Marketing, Fox School of Business and Management
Ph.D.
The Impact of Consumer Insecurity on Product Evaluation
405 Alter Hall, 10:30 a.m.

4/6/17
Guan Lin, Economics, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
Three Essays Considering Human Capital Composition and Economic Growth
300AB Tuttleman Learning Center, 1:30 p.m.

4/6/17
Katelynn Milora, Microbiology and Immunology, Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Ph.D.
Characterization of IL-1 and IL-36 in Health and Disease
342 Medical Education and Research Building, 9:00 a.m.

4/7/17
Laurie Maurer, Social and Behavioral Health Sciences, College of Public Health
Ph.D.
The Deterrent Effect of the Fear of HIV Disease: Influences on Young Adult Risk-Taking Behaviors
941 Ritter Hall Annex, 10:00 a.m.

4/10/17
Leila Bouamatou, Business Administration Executive Program, Fox School of Business and Management
D.B.A.
A Qualitative Investigation of Female Family Business Succession in Francophone Africa
332 Alter Hall, 3:00 p.m.

4/10/17
Ni Huang, Business Administration/Marketing, Fox School of Business and Management
Ph.D.
Reading Between the Lines: Three Investigations of User-Generated Content Using Text Analytics
A505 Alter Hall, 12:30 p.m.

4/10/17
Lina Richardson, Urban Education, College of Education
Ph.D.
Collective Memory and Meaning-Making: An Ethnographic Study of Black Students Learning About African American History
301 Ritter Hall, 1:00 p.m.

4/11/17
Erin Lucey, School Psychology, College of Education
Ph.D.
An Exploration of the Relationship Between Adolescents' Characteristics and Treatment Completion for Substance Use Disorder
242 Ritter Hall Annex, 11:00 a.m.

4/11/17
Liza Rubenstein, Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
Emotional Clarity and Psychosocial Outcomes During Adolescence
616 Weiss Hall, 10:30 a.m.

4/11/17
Andrew Watson, Physics, College of Science and Technology
Ph.D.
Transverse Position Reconstruction in a Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber Using Principal Component Analysis and Multi-Dimensional Fitting
408 Science Education and Research Center, 2:00 p.m.

4/12/17
Quaiser Abdullah, Educational Psychology, College of Education
Ph.D.
Marital Satisfaction and Religiosity in the African-American Muslim Community
242 Ritter Hall Annex, 12:00 p.m.

4/12/17
Karol Silva, Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
The Influence of Romantic Partners on Males' Decision Making
542 Weiss Hall, 11:00 a.m.

4/13/17
Ashley Drew, Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
Exploring Body Representations: Effects of Visuotactile Congruency on Sensorimotor EEG Measures
542 Weiss Hall, 1:00 p.m.

4/13/17
Michael Ratner, Mathematics, College of Science and Technology
Ph.D.
Quantum Walks and Structured Searches on Free Groups and Networks
302 Science Education and Research Center, 9:00 a.m.

4/13/17
Agnieszka Szymanska, Art History, Tyler School of Art
Ph.D.
Sacred Spectating: The Late Antique Triconch at the Red Monastery in Egypt
Conference Room, Architecture Building, 3:00 p.m.

4/14/17
Robert Cole, Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
Nicotine Withdrawal and Deficits in Cognitive Flexibility: Possible Ties to Aberrations in Frontostriatal BDNF Signaling
615 Weiss Hall, 10:00 a.m.

4/14/17
Jeremy Koch, Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
Paleoindian Chronology, Technology, and Lithic Resource Procurement at Nesquehoning Creek
821 Anderson Hall, 3:00 p.m.

4/14/17
Craig Stanley, Biology, College of Science and Technology
Ph.D.
The Genomic Architecture of Reproductive Systems in Drosophila
234 Biology-Life Sciences Building, 3:00 p.m.

4/14/17
Yongxu Zhang, Statistics, Fox School of Business and Management
Ph.D.
On Two New Estimators for the CMS Through Extensions of OLS
391 Speakman Hall, 10:00 a.m.

4/19/17
Kylie Alm, Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
Hippocampal Representations of Targeted Memory Reactivation and Reactivated Temporal Sequences
856 Weiss Hall, 12:00 p.m.

4/27/17
Andrew Kelly, Biomedical Sciences, Lewis Katz School of Medicine
Ph.D.
Dissecting the Biological and Clinical Implications of Aberrant DNA Methylation in Acute Myelogenous Leukemia
310B Pharmacy and Allied Health Building, 11:30 a.m.

 

May

5/1/17
Elissa Hamlat, Psychology, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D.
Memory Specificity Training as Depression Intervention
856 Weiss Hall, 12:30 p.m.

5/11/17
Annette Ponnock, Educational Psychology, College of Education
Ph.D.
Science Teachers' Epistemic Cognition in Instructional Decision Making
300 Ritter Hall Annex, 10:00 a.m.