Doctoral Oral Exams for March 27-31

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

Hyunkyu Sang, Ph.D., Plant and Soil Sciences. Monday, March 27, 9 a.m., 202 Paige Laboratory. Dissertation: “Investigation of Fungicide Resistance Mechanisms and Managements of the Multiple Fungicide Resistant Population in Sclerotinia Homoeocarpa.” Geunhwa Jung, chr.

Kawon Kim, Ph.D., Management. Monday, March 27, 10 a.m., 128 Isenberg School of Management. Dissertation: “Do I Deserve to Spend? Social Support and Spending Pleasure.” Linda Shea, chr.

Fatima Hajjat, Ph.D., Management. Monday, March 27, 1 p.m., 106 Isenberg School of Management. Dissertation: “The Silent Language: The Effects of Nonverbal Cues on Perception of Brands in Online and Offline Contexts.” Elizabeth Miller, chr.

Benjamin Larkin, Ph.D., Management. Tuesday, March 28, 9:30 a.m., 236 Isenberg School of Management. Dissertation: “Exploring the Role of Collective Narcissism in Sport Team Identification.” Jane Fink, chr.

Alexana Cranmer, Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Operation Research. Tuesday, March 28, 10 a.m., 118 Kellogg Room, Elab II Building. Dissertation: “Modeling the Economic and Environmental Performance of Offshore Wind Energy.” Erin Baker, chr.

Cansu Ekin Gumus, Ph.D., Food Science. Tuesday, March 28, 10 a.m., 243 Chenoweth Laboratory. Dissertation: “Utilization of Natural Emulsifiers and Their Derivatives to Formulate Emulsion-Based Delivery Systems for Hydrophobic Nutraceuticals.” David Julian McClements, chr.

Tamara Sobers, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering. Tuesday, March 28, 2 p.m., Gunness Student Center Conference Room, Marcus Hall. Dissertation: “Covert Wireless Communications in a Dynamic Environment.” Dennis Goeckel and Patrick Kelly, co-chrs.

Amanda Waugh Lagji, Ph.D., English. Wednesday, March 29, 9:30 a.m., E501 South College. Dissertation: “Waiting for Now: Postcolonial Fiction and Colonial Time.” Stephen Clingman, chr.

Felicia Jamison, Ph.D., History. Wednesday, March 29, 1 p.m., 601 Herter Hall. Dissertation: “And Liberty For All: Geechee Culture and the Black Freedom Struggle in Liberty County, Georgia, 1752-1946.” Barbara Krauthamer, chr.

Karthik Chandiran, Ph.D., Molecular and Cellular Biology. Wednesday, March 29, 2 p.m., 221 Integrated Sciences Building. Dissertation: “Notch1 Modification and Signaling in T Helper Cell Differentiation.” Lisa Minter, chr.

Ivelisse Cuevas-Molina, Ph.D., Political Science. Thursday, March 30, 10 a.m., W-32 Machmer. Dissertation: “Voter Turnout Overreports: Measurement, Modeling and Deception.” Brian F. Schaffner, chr.

Joycelyn Faraj, Ph.D., Public Health. Thursday, March 30, 2 p.m., 210-A Nutrition Library, Chenoweth Laboratory. Dissertation: “Micronutrients, Inflammation, and Depression in Women of Reproductive Age from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2008.” Alayne Ronnenberg, chr.

Adam Hauser, Ph.D., Polymer Science and Engineering. Thursday, March 30, 2 p.m., A110/A111 Conte Polymer Science Building. Dissertation: “Nanocomposite Polymer Networks for Reconfigurable Materials.” Ryan Hayward, chr.

Daniel Nichols, Ph.D., Mathematics and Statistics. Thursday, March 30, 3 p.m., A203 Lederle Graduate Research Center. Dissertation: “Dynamical Systems and Zeta Functions of Function Fields.” Siman Wong, chr.

Monica Davis, Ph.D., Environmental Conservation. Friday, March 31, 9 a.m., 312A Holdsworth Building. Dissertation: “Biology, Molecular Systematics, Population Dynamics and Control of a Stem Gall Wasp, Zapatella davisae (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae).” Joseph Elkinton, chr.

Kanyasiri Rakariyatham, Ph.D., Food Science. Friday, March 31, 10 a.m., 210A Nutrition Library, Chenoweth Laboratory. Dissertation: “Potential Enhancement of Dietary Isothioscyanates Combination on Biological Activities.” Hang Xiao, chr.

Xiao Xiao, Ph.D., Food Science. Friday, March 31, 10:30 a.m., 243 Chenoweth Laboratory. Dissertation: “Effect of Permethrin, a Pyrethroids Insecticide on Glucose and Lipid Metabolism.” Yeonhwa Park, chr.

Alyssa Maraj Grahame, Ph.D., Political Science. Friday, March 31, 11:30 a.m., E-23 Machmer. Dissertation: “Democracy in Crisis: Social Mobilization against Financial Capital.” Sonia Alvarez, chr.