Doctoral Oral Exams for Aug. 26 – 30

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

John Delconte, Ph.D., Regional Planning, Monday, August 26, 9:00 a.m., 312 John W. Olver Design Building. Dissertation: “Place Vibrancy and Its Measurement: Construct Development, Scale Development, and Field Study of Relationship to Planning Interventions in Three Massachusetts Villages.” Henry C. Renski, chr.

Muntakim Choudhury, Ph.D., Isenberg School of Management, Monday August 26, 1:00 p.m., 106 Isenberg School of Management. Dissertation: “Impact of Firm-Level Characteristics on External Employer Branding Activities.” Thomas Moliterno, chr.

Liam Fitzgerald, Ph.D., Kinesiology, Monday, August 26, 1:30 p.m., 153 Totman. Dissertation: “Bioenergetic Mechanisms of Age-Related Differences in Muscle Fatigue.” Jane A. Kent, chr.

Mohammed Alghenaimi, Ph.D., Nursing, Monday, August 26, 2:00 p.m., 101 Skinner Hall. Dissertation: “Developing a Handheld Application: A Tablet-Based Clinical Evaluation Tool (TABCET) for Clinical Instructors’ Evaluation of Nursing Students.” Jeungok Choi, chr.

Meaghan Guckian, Ph.D., Environmental Conservation, Tuesday, August 27, 10:00 a.m., 211 Holdsworth Hall. Dissertation: “Social Signals for Change: Examining the Role of Interpersonal Communication for Positive Societal and Ecological Progress.” Ezra Markowitz, chr.

Hamed Zamani, Ph.D., College of Information and Computer Sciences, Tuesday, August 27, 10:00 a.m., 203 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Neural Models for Information Retrieval without Labeled Data.” W. Bruce Croft, chr. 

Lauren Victoria Alteio, Ph.D., Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Tuesday, August 27, 12:00 p.m., 209 French Hall. Dissertation: “Ecology of the Elusive: Genome-Informed Investigation of Soil Microbial Diversity.” Laura A. Katz, chr.

Michael Jirik, Ph.D., History, Tuesday, August 27, 1:00 p.m., 301 Herter Hall. Dissertation: “Abolition and Academe: Struggles for Freedom and Equality at British and American College, 1702-1855.” Manisha Sinha, chr.

Zheyuan Hu, Ph.D., Isenberg School of Management, Wednesday, August 28, 9:00 a.m., 112 Isenberg School of Management. Dissertation: “Three Essays on Hedge Funds Governance, Operational Risk and Exchange Traded Funds Investment Activities.” Bing Liang, chr.

Zhon Butcher, Ph.D., Astronomy, Wednesday, August 28, 5:30 p.m., 533 Lederle Graduate Research Tower. Dissertation: “The Bivariate Luminosity – HI Distribution Function of Galaxies.” Stephen Schneider, chr.

Marielos Arlen Marin, Ph.D., Regional Planning, Thursday, August 29, 9:00 a.m., 225 John W. Olver Design Building. Dissertation: “Linking Resilience and Climate-Induced Migration.” Elisabeth Hamin Infield, chr.

Mariam Majd, Ph.D., Economics, Thursday, August 29, 10:00 a.m., 308 Crotty Hall. Dissertation: “Dimensions of US Global Financial Power: Essays on Financial Sanctions, Global Imbalances, and Sovereign Default.” Gerald Epstein, chr. 

Tianying Liu, Ph.D., Chemistry, Thursday, August 29, 2:00 p.m., N410 Life Sciences Laboratories (LSL). Dissertation: “Covalent Labeling-Mass Spectrometry for Characterizing Protein-Ligand Complexes.” Richard Vachet, chr 

Abhishek Dwaraki, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Friday, August 30, 9:00 a.m., 109 Knowles Engineering Building Conference Room. Dissertation: “Improving Computer Network Operations Using Automated Interpretation of Network State.” Tilman Wolf, chr.

Siyue Gao, Ph.D., Food Science, Friday, August 30, 10:00 a.m., 243 Chenoweth Lab. Dissertation: “Development of Filter-based SERS Mapping Methods for Rapid Identification and Detection of Bacteria.” Lili He, chr.