Doctoral oral exams for May 19-23

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

Martin McEvoy, Ed.D., Education. Monday, May 19, 1 p.m., 100 Furcolo. Dissertation: “The Massachusetts Educator Evaluation Framework and Transformational Leadership Alignment: An Investigation.” Sharon Rallis, chr.

William Dabney, Ph.D., Computer Science. Tuesday, May 20, 10 a.m., 151 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Adaptive Step-Sizes for Reinforcement Learning.” Andrew Barto, chr.

Michael Crouch, Ph.D., Computer Science. Tuesday, May 20, 11 a.m., 142 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Streaming Algorithms via Reductions.” Andrew McGregor, chr.

Polina Ware, Ph.D., Polymer Science and Engineering. Wednesday, May 21, 10 a.m., A110/A111 Conte Polymer Science Building. Dissertation: “Polymer Modification with Multifunctional Additives and Unique Processing Methods.” Alan Lesser, chr.

Dennis Babaasa, Ph.D., Environmental Conservation. Thursday, May 22, 9 a.m., 312A Holdsworth Hall. Dissertation: “Landscape Predictors of Current and Future Distribution of Mountain Gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei) in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda.” Charles Schweik, chr.

Pitchaya Boonsrirat, Ph.D., Economics. Friday, May 23, 10 a.m., 919 Thompson Hall. Dissertation: “Common Pool Resources and Rural Livelihoods in Stung Treng Province of Cambodia.” James Boyce, chr.

Anne Lundberg, Ed.D., Education. Friday, May 23, 11 a.m., 100 Furcolo. Dissertation: “Teachers Talk: A Case Study of the Experiences of Working across Cultures with Immigrant Children and their Families.” Claire Hamilton, chr.