Doctoral Oral Exams for Jan. 27– 31

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

Ryan Ambuter, Ph.D., College of Education, Monday, Jan. 27, 11 a.m., N125 Furcolo. Dissertation: “In Our Very Flesh, (R)evolution”: An Exploration of Secondary Education Teachers, Otherness, and Embodiment.” Linda Griffin, chr.

Joanne Rachelle White, Ph.D., College of Education, Monday, Jan. 27 12:30 p.m., N113 Furcolo. Dissertation: “The Influence of Instructional Coaching on Middle Grade Teachers’ Sense of Self-efficacy.” Rebecca H. Woodland, chr.

Selin Secil Akin, Ph.D., Economics, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m., 308 Crotty Hall. Dissertation: “Three Essays on Gender-Specific Employment Outcomes of Macroeconomics Policies.” James Heintz, chr.

Ryan Carpenter, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m., N410 Life Sciences Lab. Dissertation: “Elucidating Mechanisms of Metastasis with Implantable Biomaterial Niches.” Jungwoo Lee, chr.

Zimu Zhou, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1 p.m., Gunness Student Center, Marcus Hall. Dissertation: “Resistive Switching Characteristics of Nanostructured and Solution-Processed Complex Oxide Assemblies.” Stephen Nonnenmann, chr.

Mei Lan Frame, Ph.D., College of Education, Thursday, Jan. 30, 9 a.m., N113 Furcolo. Dissertation: “The Institutional Pillars of China’s National College Entrance Exam: A Case Study of Gaozhong High School and NCEE Reforms.” Bjorn Nordtveit, chr.

John Erus Lopeyok, Ph.D., Public Health/Community Health Education, Thursday, Jan. 30, 9 a.m., 330 Arnold House. Dissertation: “No More War: A Public Health Approach to Identifying Successful Steps to Promote Peace in the Horn of Africa.” David Buchanan, chr.

Hang Su, Ph.D., Computer Science, Thursday, Jan. 30, 9 a.m., A311 Lederle Graduate Research Center. Dissertation: “Deep Neural Networks for 3D Processing and High-Dimensional Filtering.” Erik Learned-Miller, chr.

Brendan Ondra, Ph.D., Polymer Science and Engineering, Thursday, Jan. 30, 4 p.m., A110/A111 Conte Polymer Science Building. Dissertation: “Characterizing Non-Linear Structural, Mechanical, and Volumetric Properties of Aliphatic and Aromatic Thermosets.” Alan Lesser, chr.

Goli Ardestani, Ph.D., Animal and Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences, Friday, Jan. 31, 10 a.m., 427R Integrated Sciences Building. Dissertation: “Cation Channels, Ca2+ Homeostasis, and Fertility in the Mouse.” Rafael Fissore, chr.

Petr Kusliy, Ph.D., Linguistics, Friday, Jan. 31, 10 a.m., N400 Integrated Learning Center. Dissertation: “The Emptiness of the Present: Fronting Constructions as a Window to the Semantics of Tense.” Seth Cable, chr.