Doctoral Oral Exams for April 3-7

The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:

Hui Xu, Ph.D., Public Health. Monday, April 3, 10:15 a.m., 145 Integrated Science Building. Dissertation: “Statistical Methods for High Dimensional Data Arising from Large Epidemiological Studies.” Raji Balasubramanian, chr.

Carolyn Gustason, Ph.D., Nursing. Monday, April 3, 11 a.m., 012 Skinner Hall. Dissertation: “Lesbian Veterans Experiences in the Military: A Case Study.” Donna Zucker, chr.

Felipe A. Navarrete, Ph.D., Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences. Monday, April 3, 11 a.m., 427L Integrated Sciences Building. Dissertation: “Calcium and Metabolism in Sperm: Fundamental Players for Fertilization and Embryo Development.” Pablo Visconti, chr.

Minwoo Lee, Ph.D., Management. Monday, April 3, 12 p.m., 106 Isenberg School of Management. Dissertation: “Others’ Reactions to Service Recovery Efforts in Social Media: A Third-Party Justice Perspective.” Linda Shea and Miyoung Jeong, co-chrs.

Walter Jaslanek, Ph.D., Environmental Conservation. Monday, April 3, 2 p.m., 312A Holdsworth Hall. Dissertation: “Design and Implementation of a Spatially Explicit Decision Support Framework for Characterizing Bird Movements in Wind Energy Areas.” Charles Schweik, chr.

James Cardwell Atwood, Ph.D., Computer Science. Tuesday, April 4, 10 a.m., 343 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Problems in Graph-Structured Modeling and Learning.” Donald Towsley, chr.

Elisha Allan-Perkins, Ph.D., Plant Biology. Tuesday, April 4, 1:15 p.m., 202 Paige Laboratory. Dissertation: “Comparison of Soil Bacteria, Fungi, and Nematodes on Organically and Conventionally Managed Cool-Season Turfgrass.” Geunhwa Jung, chr.

David Agogo, Ph.D., Management. Wednesday, April 5, 9 a.m., 111 Isenberg School of Management. Dissertation: “Affective Responses to Technology Use: Examining the Dark Side, Exploring the Bright Side.” Traci Hess, chr.

Dirk Ruiken, Ph.D., Computer Science. Wednesday, April 5, 12 p.m., 151 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Diverse Mobility Actions.” Roderic Grupen, chr.

Khorapin Phuaphansawat, Ph.D., Political Science. Wednesday, April 5, 12 p.m., 412 Thompson Hall. Dissertation: “My Eyes are Open but My Lips are Whispering: Linguistic and Symbolic Forms of Resistance in Thailand During 2006-2016.” Timothy Pachirat, chr.

Zijing Zhang, Ph.D., Mathematics and Statistics. Wednesday, April 5, 2:30 p.m., 1634 Lederle Graduate Research Tower. Dissertation: “Statistical Methods on Risk Management of Extreme Events.” HongKun Zhang, chr.

Kerry Weir, Ph.D., Education. Thursday, April 6, 9 a.m., W209 Furcolo Hall. Dissertation: “The Leadership Experiences of Female Special Education Administrators.” Mary Lynn Boscardin, chr.

Yue Gai, Ph.D., Polymer Science and Engineering. Thursday, April 6, 10 a.m., A111 Conte Polymer Science Building. Dissertation: “Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Block Copolymer and Nanoparticle Composites.” James Watkins, chr.

Yoojung Ahn, Ph.D., Management. Thursday, April 6, 12:30 p.m., 111 Isenberg School of Management. Dissertation: “Sustainability in the Apparel Industry: A Study of Self-Regulatory Institutions and Logic Hybridization Processes.” Steven Floyd, chr.

Kevin Buadlart Dagbay, Ph.D., Chemistry. Thursday, April 6, 2:30 p.m., N410 Life Sciences Laboratories. Dissertation: “Probing the Domain Architecture Structural Dynamics of Caspase-6 for its Specific Regulation.” Jeanne A. Hardy, chr.

Nakul Bende, Ph.D., Polymer Science and Engineering. Thursday, April 6, 3 p.m., A110/A111 Conte Polymer Science Building. Dissertation: “Non-Euclidean Shells: A Study of Growth-Induced Fabrication and Mechanical Multi-Stability.” Ryan Hayward, chr.

Ana Karantonis, Ph.D., Education. Friday, April 7, 9 a.m., N113 Furcolo Hall. Dissertation: “Using Exemplar Items to Define Performance Categories: A Comparison of Item Mapping Methods.” Lisa Keller, chr.

Juan Montecino, Ph.D., Economics. Friday, April 7, 10 a.m., 309 Crotty Hall. Dissertation: “Three Essays on International Macroeconomics and Finance.” Arslan Razmi, chr.

Linda Woo, Ph.D., Management. Friday, April 7, 10 a.m., 203E Flint. Dissertation: “Internationalization and Hotel Performance: Moderating Effects of Agglomeration.” Albert Assaf, chr.

Lisa Cassell, Ph.D., Philosophy. Friday, April 7, 11 a.m., E301 South College. Dissertation: “Norms for Bayesians.” Chris Meacham, chr.

Durryle Brooks, Ph.D., Education. Friday, April 7, 1:30 p.m., S125 Furcolo Hall. Dissertation: “Moving From Trauma to Healing: Black Queer Cultural Workers’ Experiences and Discourses of Love.” Keisha L. Green and Kysa Nygreen, co-chrs.

Radhameris Gomez, Ph.D., Civil Engineering. Friday, April 7, 1:30 p.m., Gunness Student Center, Marcus Hall. Dissertation: “An Evaluation of Traffic Control Devices and Driver Distraction on Driver Behavior at Railway-Highway Grade Crossings.” Michael Knodler, chr.

Michael Moynihan, Ph.D., German. Friday, April 7, 3 p.m., E501 South College. Dissertation: “From Householder to War-Lord to Heavenly Hero: Naming God in the Early Continental Germanic Languages.” James Cathey, chr.

Kishore Raghupathi, Ph.D., Chemistry. Friday, April 7, 3 p.m., 153 Goessmann. Dissertation: “Stimuli Responsive Polymeric Nanogels for Hydrophobics and Hydrophilics Delivery.” S. Thayumanavan, chr.