Doctoral Oral Exams for July 9-13

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

Frank V. Padellaro, Jr., Ph.D., College of Education, Monday, July 9, 9 a.m., N125 Furcolo. Dissertation: “Evaluation and Remediation of Rater Scoring of Constructed Response Items.” Lisa Keller, chr.

Min Gu, Ph.D., Food Science, Tuesday, July 10, 9:30 a.m., 243 Chenoweth Laboratory. Dissertation: “Interaction between Dietary Components and Gut Microbiota and its Implication in Anti-Inflammation and Metabolism in the Colon.” Hang Xiao, chr.

Amadee Meyer, Ph.D., College of Education, Tuesday, July 10, 10 a.m., S125 Furcolo. Dissertation: “Examining the Properties, Uses and Interpretations of First Grade Reading Screening Tools in One School District.” Amanda Marcotte, chr.

Elina Kaplan, Ph.D., Neuroscience and Behavior, Wednesday, July 11, 10 a.m., 521-A Tobin Hall. Dissertation: “Sensory and Cognitive Processing in Audiovisual Speech Perception.” Alexandra Jesse, chr.

Shereen El Mallah, Ph.D., Psychological and Brain Sciences, Wednesday, July 11, 11 a.m., 521B Tobin Hall. Dissertation: “Conceptualization and Measurement of Prosocial Behavior: A Two-Study Mixed Methods Investigation Among Hispanic Youth.” Kirby Deater-Deckard, chr.

Didier Wayoro, Ph.D., Economics, Wednesday, July 11, 2:00 p.m., 309 Crotty Hall. Dissertation: “Three Essays on Child Welfare in Côte d’Ivoire.” Léonce Ndikumana, chr.

Sarah Goff, Ph.D., School of Public Health and Health Sciences, Thursday, July 12, 12:30 p.m., 321 Arnold House. Dissertation: “Organizational Factors Influencing Quality and Equity in Pediatric Primary Care.” Lisa Wexler, chr.

Michael Boratko, Ph.D., Mathematics and Statistics, Wednesday, July 11, 3 p.m., 1634 Lederle Graduate Research Tower. Dissertation: “Growth of Sobolev Norms for the Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation on Tori and Boundary Unique Continuation for Degenerate Elliptic PDE.” Andrea Nahmod, chr

Meng-Chieh Chiu, Ph.D., College of Information and Computer Sciences, Thursday, July 12, 1 p.m., 151 Computer Science Building. Dissertation: “Real-Time Program Phase Change Detection and Prediction.” J. Eliot B. Moss, chr.

Mohammad Ghadiri Sadrabadi, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Thursday, July 12, 3 p.m., Gunness Student Center Conference room, Marcus Hall. Dissertation: “A Discrete-Time Technique for Linearity Enhancement of Wideband Receivers.” Joseph Bardin, chr.

Miancheng Guo, Ph.D., College of Education, Friday, July 13, 10 a.m., N113 Furcolo. Dissertation: “Female Students’ Academic Engagement and Achievement in Science and Engineering: Exploring the Influence of Gender Grouping in Small Group Work in Design-Based Learning Contexts in High School Biology.” Martina Nieswandt, chr.

Rebecca Long, Ph.D., Music and Dance, Friday, July 13, 10 a.m., 368 Fine Arts Center. Dissertation: “Rereading for Context: On the Role of Extrinsic Phrases in Early Classical Sonata Forms.” Brent Auerbach, chr.