The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:
Chezham Sealy, Ph.D., Isenberg School of Management, Monday, March 26, 10 a.m., 112 Isenberg School of Management. Dissertation: “When Doing Good Backfires: The Effects of Corporate Social Responsibility Fit on Decisions of Long and Short-Term Investors.” M. David Piercy and Christopher Agoglia, co-chrs.
Matthew LaClair, Ph.D., Neuroscience and Behavior, Monday, March 26, 10:30 a.m., 15-B Bartlett Hall. Dissertation: “Neural and Physiological Correlates of Sex Differences in Cognition in the Marmoset.” Agnes Lacreuse, chr.
Mia Costa, Ph.D., Political Science, Monday, March 26, 11 a.m., 519 Thompson Hall. Dissertation: “Communication is a Two Way Street: Race, Gender, and Elite Responsiveness in U.S. Politics.” Ray La Raja, chr.
Shanshan Chen, Ph.D., School of Public Health and Health Sciences, Monday, March 26, 12 p.m., 210A Chenoweth Laboratory (Nutrition Library). Dissertation: “Consumer Behaviors, Added Sugar Consumption, Diet Quality, Inflammation and Metabolic Syndrome Risks among Adults from NHANES 2007-2010.” Richard Wood, chr.
Jonathan Maack, Ph.D., Mathematics and Statistics, Monday March 26, 2 p.m., 1528 Lederle Graduate Research Tower. Dissertation: “Reduce Models of Point Vortex systems in Quasigeostrophic Fluid Dynamics.” Bruce Turkington, chr.
Qianzhi Jiang, Ph.D., School of Public Health and Health Sciences, Tuesday, March 27, 10 a.m., 210A Chenoweth Laboratory (Nutrition Library). Dissertation: “The Impact of the Perceived and Observed Food Environment on Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Obesity: A Theory-Based Study among U.S Older Adults.” Nancy Cohen, chr.
Amrita Palaria, Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology, Tuesday, March 27, 10 a.m., N610 Life Science Laboratories Building. Dissertation: “Extrinsic and Intrinsic Factors in Liver Development.” Kim Tremblay, chr.
Luisa Galinda, Ph.D., Environmental Conservation, Tuesday, March 27, 1 p.m., 312A Holdsworth. Dissertation: “Multi-Scale Analysis of Common-Pool Resources for Ecosystem Conservation in the Orinoco River Watershed.” Timothy Randhir, chr.
Mahala Dyer Stewart, Ph.D. Sociology, Wednesday, March 28, 9 a.m., W13 Machmer. Dissertation: “Mothering in an Era of Choice: Race and Gender in Schooling Decisions of Homeschool and Public School Families.” Joya Misra, chr.
Carlos Alberto Valderrama Renteria, Ph.D., Sociology, Wednesday, March 28, 10 a.m., 311 New Africa House. Dissertation: “The Negritude Movements in Colombia.” Agustin Lao-Montes, chr.
Yili Zhu, Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology, Wednesday, March 28, 11 a.m., N410 Life Science Laboratories Building. Dissertation: “Identifying She1 Spindle Role Using Cellular, Biochemical, and Biophysical Methods.” Patricia Wadsworth, chr.
Kun Chen, Ph.D., Physics, Wednesday, March 28, 11:30 a.m., 409 Hasbrouck. Dissertation: “Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Critical Systems.” Nikolay Prokofiev, chr.
Katherine Schlef, Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Wednesday, March 28, 1 p.m., 118 Elab II. Dissertation: “Flood Risk Assessment, Management and Perceptions in a Changing World.” Casey Brown, chr.
Konstandinos Kotsiopoulos, Ph.D., Mathematics and Statistics, Wednesday, March 28, 2:30 p.m., 1634 Lederle Graduate Research Tower. Dissertation: “Asymptotic Behavior of the Random Logistic Model and of Parallel Bayesian Logspline Density Estimators.” Erin Conlon, chr.
John Higgins, Ph.D., History, Wednesday, March 28, 3 p.m., 601 Herter Hall. Dissertation: “Literary Culture in Early Christian Ireland: Hiberno-Latin Saints’ Lives as a Source for Seventh Century Irish History.” Anna Taylor, chr.
Leah Ndanga, Ph.D., Isenberg School of Management, Wednesday, March 28, 3 p.m., 237 Isenberg School of Management. Dissertation: “Reimagining Rhodes’ Cape to Cairo Dream or Columbus’ New Worlds Voyages? The Performance Implications of Emerging Market Multinationals Executives’ International Expansion Decisions.” Mzamo Mangaliso, chr.
Jesse Angelo, Ph.D., Animal Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences, Thursday, March 29, 10:30 a.m., S330 Life Science Laboratories. Dissertation: “Identification of the Mesoderm/Endoderm Interactions Involved in Murine Liver and Pancreas Development.” Kimberly Tremblay, chr.
Katharine Green, Ph.D., College of Nursing, Thursday, March 29, 1 p.m., 112 Skinner Hall. Dissertation: “Maternal Outcomes of Women who Prefer to Communicate in English, Compared to Women who Prefer to Communicate in a Language other than English in New England.” Annette B. Wysocki, chr.
Vincent Campasano, Ph.D., Isenberg School of Management, Thursday, March 29, 4:30 p.m., 112 Isenberg School of Management. Dissertation: “Essays on the Term Structure of Volatility and Option Returns.” Hossein Kazemi and Matthew Linn, co-chrs.
Laura Doubleday, Ph.D., Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Friday, March 30, 9:30 a.m., 209 French Hall. Dissertation: “Gynodioecy and Biotic Interactions: Plant Traits, Insect Preferences, and Population-Level Consequences.” Lynn Adler, chr.
Thomas F. Boucher, Ph.D., College of Information and Computer Sciences, Friday, March 30, 10 a.m., A310 Lederle Graduate Research Center. Dissertation: “Transfer Learning with Mixtures of Manifolds.” Sridhar Mahadevan, chr.
Matthew Starliper, Ph.D., Isenberg School of Management, Friday, March 30, 10 a.m., 237 Isenberg School of Management. Dissertation: “The Impact of Material Weakness Presentation Structure and Internal Control Terminology on Investor Perceptions.” Yao Yu and David Piercey, co-chrs.
Elizabeth M. Cummings Bende, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Friday, March 30, 10:30 a.m., N410 Life Science Laboratories. Dissertation: “New Approaches in Engineering Somatic Embryogenesis in Loblolly Pine Suspension Cultures.” Susan C. Roberts, chr.
Nihar Athreyas, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Science Engineering, Friday, March 30, 1 p.m., 201 Marcus Building Conference room. Dissertation: “Analog Signal Processing Solutions and Design of Memristor-CMOS Analog Co-Processor for Acceleration of High Performance Computing Applications.” Dev Gupta and Jianhua Yang, co-chairs.