Doctoral Oral Exams for March 10-14

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

Tecnam Yoon, Ed.D., Education. Monday, March 10, 9 a.m., 228 Furcolo Hall. Dissertation: “Developing Multimodal Literacy: the Application of Digital Storytelling as a New Avenue for Effective English Learning with EFL Elementary School Students in Korea.” K.C. Nat Turner, chr.

D. Chase Catalano, Ed.D., Education. Monday, March 10, 1 p.m., 163 Hills South. Dissertation: “Welcome to Guyland: Experiences of Trans* Men in College.” Maurianne Adams, chr.

James Garang, Ph.D., Economics. Wednesday, March 12, 2:30 p.m., 919 Thompson Hall. Dissertation: “The Financial Sector and Inclusive Development in Africa: Essays on Access to Finance for Small and Medium Enterprises in South Sudan and Kenya.” James Boyce and Leonce Ndikumana, co-chrs.

Shu Zon Wu, Ph.D., Plant Biology. Wednesday, March 12, 3 p.m., 319 Morrill 2. Dissertation: “Functional Analysis of Moss Class VIII Myosin and its Role in Plant Cell Division.” Magdalena Bezanilla, chr.

Bo Yan, Ph.D., Chemistry. Thursday, March 13, 2:30 p.m., N410 Life Science Laboratories. Dissertation: “Mass Spectrometric Characterization and Imaging of Nanoparticles in Biological Samples.” Richard Vachet & Vincent Rotello, co-chrs.

Mina Baghgar Bostanabad , Ph.D., Physics. Thursday, March 13, 3 p.m., 145 Integrated Science Building. Dissertation: “Unraveling Photophysical and Electronic Properties of Exciton Coupling in Poly (3-hexylthiophene) Nanofibers.” Michael Barnes, chr.

Molly Keehn, Ed.D., Education. Friday, March 14, 10 a.m., 151 Hills South. Dissertation: “Facilitating Transformative Points of Connection: An Examination of Personal Storytelling and its Impact on Student Learning in Two Undergraduate Social Diversity Courses.” Ximena Zuniga, chr.

Vanessa Martinez, Ph.D., Anthropology. Friday, March 14, 10 a.m., Campus Center Room 162-75. Dissertation: “Conversations with the Community: An Ethnography of Two Case Studies Highlighting Community-Research Partnerships in Springfield, MA.” Jean Forward, chr.

Farbod Farhadi, Ph.D., Management. Friday, March 14, 1 p.m., 210 Isenberg School of Management. Dissertation: “Runway Operations Management: Models, Enhancements, and Decomposition Techniques.” Ahmed Ghoniem, chr.