Doctoral oral exams for April 1-5
Kathryn Murdock, Ph.D., Geosciences. Monday, April 1, 9 a.m., 159 Morrill IVS. Dissertation: “Rock Magnetic Properties and Paleomagnetic Measurements of two Arctic Lacustrine Environments.” Laurie Brown, chr.
Linda Ziegenbein, Ph.D., Anthropology. Monday, April 1, 9:30 a.m., E-25 Machmer Hall. Dissertation: “Inhabiting Spaces, Making Places: Creating a Spatial and Material Biography of David Ruggles.” Robert Paynter, chr.
Amanda Soto, Ed.D., Education. Monday, April 1, 10 a.m., 163 Hills South. Dissertation: “Measuring Teacher Effectiveness Using Students’ Test Scores.” Lisa Keller, chr.
Laurice Guillory, Ed.D., Education. Monday, April 1, 11 a.m., 100 Furcolo. Dissertation: “An Exploratory Study of Students’ and Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Three Types of Bullying: Physical, Verbal, and Social Exclusion.” Ernest Washington, chr.
Bryan Monesson-Olson, Ph.D., Neuroscience and Behavior. Monday, April 1, 2 p.m., Room 222 Morrill II. Dissertation: “Forward and Reverse Genetic Approaches to Studying Locomotor Behavior: SERCA and GABAA Receptors in the Zebrafish Embryo.” Gerald Downes, chr.
Norman Price, Ed.D., Education. Tuesday, April 2, 11:30 a.m., 230 Furcolo Hall. Dissertation: “Teaching Strategies for Using Projected Images to Develop Conceptual Understanding: Exploring Discussion Practices in Computer Simulation and Static Image Based Lessons.” John Clement, chr.
Nathaniel Leonard, Ph.D., English. Tuesday, April 2, 4 p.m., Renaissance Center. Dissertation: “The Reflexive Scaffold: Metatheatriciality, Genere, and Cultural Performance in English Renaissance Drama.” Jane Degenhardt & Arthur Kinney, co-chrs.
Mark Floryan, Ph.D., Computer Science. Wednesday, April 3, 11 a.m., 151 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Automatic Inference of Domain Knowledge via the Observation of Student Work within an Intelligent Educational Game.” Beverly Woolf, chr.
Jeanne Zobel-Lachiusa, Ed.D., Education. Wednesday, April 3, 11 a.m., 219 Furcolo Hall. Dissertation: “Sensory Processing and the Self Care Task of Eating in Children with Autism.” Ernest Washington, chr.
Hasmik Mehranian, Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research. Wednesday, April 3, 2 p.m., ELAB 215, MIE Conference Room. Dissertation: “Novice Drivers-Development and Evaluation of Training Program for Hazard Anticipation, Hazard Mitigation and Attention Maintenance Skills in Complex Driving Scenarios.” Donald Fisher, chr.
Lisa Thompson, Ed.D., Education. Thursday, April 4, 10 a.m., 163 Hills South. Dissertation: “Sharevision Collaboration between High School Counselors and Athletic Educators to stop LGBTQ Bullying.” Richard Lapan, chr.
Paul Moody, Ph.D., Civil Engineering. Thursday, April 4, 12 p.m., 118 ELAB II. Dissertation: “A Hazard-Based Risk Analysis Approach to Understanding Climate Change Impacts to Water Resource Systems: Application to the Upper Great Lakes.” Casey Brown, chr.
Scott Christensen, Ph.D., Polymer Science and Engineering. Thursday, April 4, 2:30 p.m., A110/A111 Conte Polymer Science Building. Dissertation: “Photo-Reaction of Copolymers with Pendent Benzophenone.” Ryan Hayward, chr.
Kristen McHenry, Ph.D., Political Science. Thursday, April 4, 4 p.m., 314 Thompson. Dissertation: “Promising Prevention: Greening of the Breast Cancer Movement in the United States.” John Brigham, chr.
Aurora Vergara-Figueroa, Ph.D., Sociology. Friday, April 5, 10 a.m., W-32 Machmer. Dissertation: “Race, Gender, Class, and Land Property Rights in Colombia: A Historical Ethnography of the Afrocolombians’ Struggles Over Land, 1851-2011.” Agustin Lao-Montes & Enobong Branch, co-chrs.
Adriane Boscardin, Ph.D., Civil Engineering. Friday, April 5, 11:15 a.m., 234 Marston Hall. Dissertation: “Development of Miniature Full Flow and Model Pipeline Probes for Testing of Box Core Samples of Surficial Seabed Sediments.” Don DeGroot, chr.