Doctoral Oral Exams for May 18–22

The Graduate Dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates. All exams will be held via videoconferencing. Contact the department for online meeting information. 

Final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates are scheduled as follows:

Ellen Ellsberg Edge, Ph.D., College of Education, Monday, May 18, 2 p.m. Dissertation: “Teacher Interactions, Teacher Bias and Child Behavioral Health. Claire E. Hamilton, chr.  

Yeongsu Kim, Ph.D., Isenberg School of Management, Monday, May 18, 2 p.m. Dissertation: “The Impact of Client Capital Acquisition on Firm-Client Relational Embeddedness.” Bruce Skaggs, chr.

Russell Nurick, Ph.D., English, Monday, May 18, 2 p.m. Dissertation: “Daring Depictions: An Analysis of Risks and Their Mediation in Representations of Black Suffering.” Nicholas Bromell, chr.

Kuo Chih Huang, Ph.D., Economics, Tuesday, May 19, 8 a.m. Dissertation: “Three Essays on the Economics of Corporate Governance.” Gerald Epstein, chr.

Kristen N. Sikora, Ph.D., Chemistry, Thursday, May 21, 10 a.m. Dissertation: “Investigating the Accumulation, Sub-Organ Distribution, and Biochemical Effects of Nanomaterials Using Mass Spectrometry.” Richard Vachet, chr. 

Mengxi Chen, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Thursday, May 21, 2 p.m. Dissertation: Structure-properties Relations in Graphene Nanomeshes and Interlayer-bonded Twisted Bilayer Graphene Nanocomposite Superstructures Obtained by Atomic-scale Modeling.” Dimitrios Maroudas, chr.

Rodrigo Dominguez-Villegas, Ph.D., Sociology, Friday, May 22, 10 a.m. Dissertation: “Welcome Home? Understanding the Differences in Contexts of Reception between Voluntary and Deported Return Migrants in Mexico.” David Cort and Jennifer Lundquist, co-chrs.

Sai Madhurika Mamunuru, Ph.D., Economics, Friday, May 22, 11 a.m. Dissertation: “Essays on Women and Work in India and on Other-Regarding Preferences.” Deepankar Basu, chr.

Amanda Gorham, Ph.D., College of Education, Friday, May 29, 1 p.m. Dissertation: “It’s All the Rage; An Animated Approach to Screening for Postpartum Depression.” Jennifer Randall, chr.