Doctoral Oral Exams for July 17-21

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

Benjamin Cherniawski, Ph.D., Polymer Science and Engineering. Monday, July 17, 1 p.m., A110/A111 Conte Polymer Science Building. Dissertation: “Molecular Design, Characterization, and Implementation of Organic Semiconducting Oligothiophenes.” Alejandro L. Briseno, chr.

Lisha Storey, Ph.D., English. Tuesday, July 18, 10 a.m., E501 South College. Dissertation: “Dispositions and Neoliberal Values: Writing-Related Transfer in a Culture of Standardized Testing.”  Donna LeCourt, chr.

Cynthia Castro, Ph.D., Civil Engineering. Thursday, July 20, 9 a.m., 234 Marston Hall.  Dissertation: “Microbial Dynamics and Design Considerations for Decentralized Microbial Fuel Cell Applications.”  Caitlyn Butler, chr.

Casey Hayman, Ph.D., English. Thursday, July 20, 1 p.m., E501 South College. Dissertation: “The Machines Inside the Machine”: Techno-Performativity and Meta-Blackness in 20th/21st Century African American Culture.”  Nicholas Bromell, chr.

Mark Silverman, Ph.D., Economics. Thursday, July 20, 3 p.m., 309 Crotty Hall. Dissertation: “Forms of ‘Naturalism’ in Seminal Neoclassical Texts: An Analysis and Comparison of Lon Walras, John Bates Clark, and William Stanley Jevons.” Gerald Friedman, chr.

Andrew Battisti, Ph.D., Astronomy. Friday, July 21, 10 a.m., 1033 Lederle Graduate Research Tower. Dissertation: “Ultraviolet to Infrared Star Formation Rate Tracers: Characterizing Dust Attenuation and Emission.” Daniela Calzetti, chr.