The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:
Bryan Salas-Santiago, Ph.D., Microbiology, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 1 p.m., 12 Skinner. Dissertation: “Protein Degradation Regulates Phospholipid Biosynthetic Gene Expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.” John Lopes, chr.
William Dixon, Ph.D., Food Science, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 9 a.m., 243 Chenoweth Laboratory. Dissertation: “Prediction and Control of Vitamin C Loss in Spaceflight Foods.” Hang Xiao, chr.
Shakuntala Ray, Ph.D., English, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 12 p.m., E501 South College. Dissertation: “Divided Tongues: Gastro-Politics in Modern Anglophone Indian Fiction.” Asha Nadkarni, chr.
Casey Fontana, Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Thursday, Nov. 29, 10:30 a.m., 118 Elab II. Dissertation: “A Multiline Anchor Concept for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines.” Sanjay Arwade & Don DeGroot, co-chrs.
Bethany Lisi, Ph.D., College of Education, Friday, Nov. 30, 9 a.m., N113 Furcolo. Dissertation: “Every Pawn is a Potential Queen: How Female Early-Career Faculty Play the Game of Tenure.” Ezekiel Kimball, chr.
Duy Ngoc Pham, Ph.D., College of Education, Friday, Nov. 30, 12 p.m., N125 Furcolo. Dissertation: “Bringing Learning Back In: Examining Three Psychometric Models for Evaluating Learning Progression Theories.” Craig S. Wells, chr
Kerianne Merceline Dobosz, Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Friday, Nov. 30, 1 p.m., N610 Life Science Laboratories. Dissertation: “Tuning Electrospun Nanofibers and Chemistry to Enhance the Flux and Fouling Resistance of Ultrafiltration Membranes.” Jessica Schiffman, chr.