Doctoral oral exams for Dec. 11-15

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

Fang Liu, Ed.D., Education. Monday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m., 219 Furcolo. Dissertation: “Parental Goals and Mother-Child Interaction in Immigrant Chinese Families.” Grace Craig, chr.

Nicharee Thiemklin, Ph.D. , Nursing. Monday, Dec. 11, 3 p.m., 321 Arnold. Dissertation: “Participatory Action Research Among Thai Women and Girls Involved in Prostitution.” Christine King, chr.

Josephine Burnett, Ed.D. , Education. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 10 a.m., 21A Furcolo. Dissertation: “Elementary Preservice Teachers’ Constructions of Themselves as Students and as Teachers: A Collaborative Narrative Autobiographical Approach.” Grace Craig, chr.

Hemali Rathnayake, Ph.D. , Chemistry. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 1:30 p.m., 703 LGRT. Dissertation: “Organic Luminophores in Molecular and Polymeric Materials.” Paul Lahti, chr.

Christa Skow, Ph.D. , Neuroscience and Behavior. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 4 p.m., 319 Morrill Science Center II, South Wing. Dissertation: “Jumping Spiders and Aposematic Prey: The Role of Contextual Cues During Learned Avoidance.” Elizabeth Jakob, chr.

Lisa Deyo, Ed.D. , Education. Thursday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m., 275 Hills South. Dissertation: “Perspectives on Learning in the Women’s Economic Empowerment Literacy Program.” Gretchen Rossman, chr.

Elizabeth Bone, Ph.D. , Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. Thursday, Dec. 14, 1 p.m., 319 Morrill Science Center II. Dissertation: “Post-introduction Evolution in Invasive Bromus tectorum.” Peter Alpert, chr.

Yeprem Mehranian, Ed.D. , Education. Thursday, Dec. 14, 2 p.m., 21C Furcolo. Dissertation: “Searching for Identity: An Exploration of Narrative, Behavior, Material Culture, and Curriculum as Representations of Identity in One Armenian Day School in the United States.” Patt Dodds, chr.

Vicente Gomez-Alvarez, Ph.D. , Microbiology. Friday, Dec. 15, 10:30 a.m., 201 Morrill IV North. Dissertation: “Patterns of Community Change of Archaeal and Bacterial Populations Colonizing Extreme Environments at Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii.” Klaus Nusslein, chr.

Lindsey Berkelman, Ph.D. , Psychology. Friday, Dec. 15, 3 p.m., 129 Tobin Hall. Dissertation: “Offending in Every Way: Toward an Understanding of Physically Violent Girls.” Marian MacDonald, chr.

Brian Piper, Ph.D. , Neuroscience and Behavior. Friday, Dec. 15, 3 p.m., 521B Tobin Hall. Dissertation: “Neurobehavioral Effects of Adolescent Exposure to Ecstasy (MDMA).” Jerrold Meyer, chr.