Doctoral Oral Exams for April 3 - 7

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

Ghazah Abbasi, Ph.D., Sociology, Monday, April 3, 5:15 p.m., Via Zoom. Dissertation: “Latinx
Immigration & the Neo-colonial US Carceral State.” Moon-Kie Jung, Chair.

Sarah Fiske, Ph.D., Nursing, Monday, April 3, 10 a.m., Skinner Hall Room 101. Dissertation:
“Tablet-based Cognitive Behavioral Group Intervention to Improve Step Count, Fatigue, Self-efficacy,
and Quality of Life in Arthritis Patients.” Jeungok Choi, Chair.

Alice YeonJung Kang, Ph.D., Management, Monday, April 3, 10 a.m., ISOM N220. Dissertation:
“An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: The Effects of Customer Incivility and Employee
Support Message.” Melissa Baker, Chair.

Ying Tang, Ph.D., Public Health, Monday, April 3, 10 a.m., Chenoweth Lab 210A and Via Zoom.
Dissertation: “The Impact of High-fat Diet in Early Life on Breast Cancer Development Later in Life.”
Dr.Zhenhua Liu & Dr.Young-Cheul Kim, Chair.

Emma Dauster, Ph.D., Neuroscience and Behavior, Tuesday, April 4, 1 p.m., French Hall 209 and
Via Zoom. Dissertation: “Noradrenergic Regulation of Decision-Making in Female and Male Rats.”
Elena Vazey, Chair.

Veda Hyunjin Kim, Ph.D., Sociology, Tuesday, April 4, 4:30 p.m., Via Zoom. Dissertation:
“Life/Death: The Jeju Genocide, Necropower, and South Korean Subimperialism.” Moon-Kie Jung,

Tegemea Patrick Mwalingo, Ph.D., Nursing, Tuesday, April 4, 1 p.m., Skinner 106. Dissertation:
“A Mixed Methods Comparative Case Study of the Relationship between Community Engagement
Practices, Neonatal and Maternal Health Services Utilization and Health Outcomes.” Carrie-Ellen Briere,

Patrick Pearson, Ph.D., Microbiology, Tuesday, April 4, 11:30 a.m., Morrill Science Center II Room
222. Dissertation: “The Role of Serum-Mediated Killing in the Borrelia burgdorferi Infectivity
Phenotype.” Stephen Rich, Chair.

H. Patrick Roberts, Ph.D., Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Tuesday, April 4, 2 p.m.,
Holdsworth Room 312A and via Zoom. Dissertation: “Landscape Ecology and Conservation of
Freshwater Turtles in the Eastern United States.” Dr. David King, Chair.

Alina Blinova, Ph.D., Physics, Wednesday, April 5, 1 p.m., Via Zoom. Dissertation: “Experiments
with Monopoles, Rings, and Knots in Spinor Bose-Einstein Condensates.” David Hall, Chair.

Danbi Yoo, Ph.D., Communication, Wednesday April 5, 10 a.m., ILC Room N340. Dissertation:
“Reconfiguring Digital Citizenship: Civic Hacking, Data Activism, and Democracy Platforms in South
Korea.” Henry Geddes, Chair.

Alec Slepchuk, Ph.D., Management, Thursday, April 6, 2 p.m., ISOM N342. Dissertation:
“Investigation of Privacy Within Health Marketing, Digital Activism, and International Contexts.”
George Milne, Chair.

Amber Vayo, Ph.D., Political Science, Thursday, April 6, 9:15 a.m., Thompson Room 420.
Dissertation: “Birthzillas and Madwives: Institutions, Obstetric Violence, and the Politics of Childbirth.”
Dr. Rebecca Hamlin, Chair.

Jude Hayward-Jansen, Ph.D., English, Friday, April 7, 10 a.m., South College Room E501.
Dissertation: “Save Our Children: Queer Discourse Formation in the United States and South Africa,
1977-2010.” Asha Nadkarni, Chair.