Doctoral Oral Exams for Aug. 22 – 26

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

Youngjoon Bae, Ph.D., Sociology, Monday, Aug. 22, 10 a.m. via Zoom. Dissertation: “Dimensions of Social Isolation and Adverse Health Outcomes Among Older Men and Women in the United States: How Aging, Living Alone and Obesity Contribute to Mortality.” Mark Pachucki, chr.

Haw-Shiuan Chang, Ph.D., Computer Science, Monday, Aug. 22, 3 p.m. via Zoom. Dissertation: “Modeling the Multi-mode Distribution in Self-Supervised Language Models.” Andrew McCallum, chr.

Fanjun Li, Ph.D., Chemistry, Monday, Aug. 22, 11 a.m. Goessman 153. Dissertation: “Investigation of Kinase Conformational Dynamics and Analytes Detection with Protein Nanopore.” Min Chen, chr.

Alicia Gonzales, Ph.D., College of Education, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. via Zoom. Dissertation: “Conceptualizing Social Mathematical Empowerment: What is the Curricular Connection?” Martina Nieswandt, chr.

Difan Liu, Ph.D., Computer Science, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2 p.m. via Zoom. Dissertation: “Controllable Neural Synthesis for Natural Images and Vector Art.” Evangelos Kalogerakis, chr.

Wesley Viola, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 10 a.m. LGRT Room 201 and via Zoom. Dissertation: “Polymer Based Energy Storage and Thermal Management on Textiles.” Trisha Andrew, chr.

Samantha Davis, Ph.D., Political Science, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 3 p.m. via Zoom. Dissertation: “Theorizing Black Statecraft.” Angelica Bernal, chr.

Brien Goodwin, Ph.D., Psychology, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 1 p.m. via Zoom. Dissertation: “Interpersonal Porcess Differentiating Patient-Therapist Dyads with High Versus Low Convergence in Alliance Ratings.” Michael Constantino, chr.

Khanh Nguyen, Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m. 118 Elab II. Dissertation: “Predicting Water Quality Vulnerability Under Climate Change with Machine Learning.” Casey Brown, chr.

Anna Mullany, Ph.D., School of Public Health, Thursday, Aug. 25, 9:30 a.m. 330 Arnold House. Dissertation: “The Political Economy of Intimate Partner Violence and Crisis Management: An Institutional Ethnography in Rural Vermont.”

Bilgesu Sumer, Ph.D., Political Science, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2 p.m. via Zoom. Dissertation: “The Politicization of the Dead and Invisible Violence: A Comparative Analysis of Turkey and Mexico.” Dean Robinson, chr.

Yuhao Chen, Ph.D., School of Management, Friday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. via Zoom. Dissertation: “Three Essays on Hedge Fund Investments.” Bing Liang, chr.

Zahra Mirrazi Renani, Ph.D., Linguistics, Friday, Aug. 26, 2 p.m. ILC N400 and via Zoom. Dissertation: “Tense in Conditionals: Ins and Outs.” Ana Arregui, chr.

Georgios Tsolias, Ph.D., Mathematics, Friday, Aug. 26, 11 a.m. LGRT 171. Dissertation: “On Some Studies of Nonlinear Media Involving 4th Order Dispersion.” Panayotis Kevrekidis, chr.

Le Zhou, Ph.D., Polymer Science, Friday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. LGRT 1033. Dissertation: “Merging Synthetic and Natural Components into Functional Polymer Zwitterions.” Todd Emrick, chr.