Doctoral oral exams for Oct. 7-11

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

Kimberly Colvin, Ed.D., Education. Monday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m., 163 Hills South. Dissertation: “Effect of Automatic Item Generation on Ability Estimates in a Multistage Test.” Lisa Keller, chr.

Christopher Foster, Ed.D., Education. Monday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m., 151 Hills South. Dissertation: “The Application of Information Integration Theory to Standard Setting Cut Scores Using Cognitive Theory.” Craig Wells, chr.

Jeffrey Simmons, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2 p.m., ELAB 215 MIE Conference Room. Dissertation: “Methods of Engine Degradation Assessment in the Time-Scale Domain.” Kourosh Danai, chr.

Amy Biddle, Ph.D., Microbiology. Thursday, Oct. 10, 9 a.m., 319 Morrill Science Center II. Dissertation: “An in vitro Model of the Horse Gut Microbiome Enables Identification of Lactate-Utilizing Bacteria that Differentially Respond to Starch Induction.” Jeffrey Blanchard, chr.

Joseph White, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering. Thursday, Oct. 10, 1 p.m., 118 ELAB II, Kellogg Room. Dissertation: “Strategies for Improving Oxygen Transport and Mechanical Strength in Alginate-Based Hydrogels.” Surita Bhatia, chr.

Manjunath Narayana, Ph.D., Computer Science. Friday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m., 142 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Probabilistic Models for Motion Segmentation in Image Sequences.” Allen Hanson, chr.

Whitney Stoppel, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering. Friday, Oct. 11, 1 p.m., 201 Lederle Graduate Research Tower. Dissertation: “Mechanical and Transport Properties of 3-Dimensional Alginate Hydrogels for Cell Encapsulation.” Susan Roberts, chr.