Doctoral Oral Exams for June 16-20

June 6, 2014

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

Daniel Kirsch, Ph.D., Political Science. Monday, June 16, 10 a.m., 314 Thompson. Dissertation: “Southie versus Roxbury: Crime, Welfare, and the Racialized Gubernatorial Politics of Massachusetts in the Post-Civil Rights Era.” Dean Robinson, chr.

Leso Munala, Ph.D., Public Health. Monday, June 16, 10 a.m., 321 Arnold. Dissertation: “Health Care Practitioners’ Experiences and Needs in Providing Services to Female Survivors of Sexual Violence in Nairobi, Kenya: A Phenomenological Investigation.” Tameka Gillum, chr.

Minji Lee, Ed.D., Education. Monday, June 16, 11 a.m., 151 Hills. Dissertation: “Differential Prediction and Validity of Advanced Placement (AP®) for Student Subgroups.” Jennifer Randall, chr.

Mark Stelzner, Ph.D., Economics. Wednesday, June 18, 1 p.m., 919 Thompson Hall. Dissertation: “Understanding Inequality in the United States.” Gerald Friedman, chr.

Elicia Lair, Ph.D., Psychology. Wednesday, June 18, 1:30 p.m., 521B Tobin. Dissertation: “Cognitive Malleability: Does Disgust act as a “Stop” Signal on Currently Accessible Cognitive Processing Styles in Perceptual and Conceptual Tasks?” Linda Isbell, chr.

Ketinun Kittipongpittaya, Ph.D., Food Science. Thursday, June 19, 10 a.m., 243 Chenoweth Lab. Dissertation: “Impact of Surface Active Minor Components on Physicochemical Properties of Association Colloids and Lipid Oxidation in Bulk Oil.” Eric Decker, chr.

Kathleen Szegda, Ph.D., Public Health. Thursday, June 19, 10 a.m., 412 Arnold. Dissertation: “Stress and Depression during Pregnancy among Hispanic Women: Risk for Adverse Birth Outcomes and the Role of Physical Activity.” Lisa Chasan-Taber, chr.

Adam Polak, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering. Friday, June 20, 1 p.m., 201 Conference Room, Marcus Building. Dissertation: “Signal Processing in Wireless Communications: Device Fingerprinting and Wide-Band Interference Rejection.” Dennis Goeckel, chr.