Current Dissertation Defenses

June

 

Candidate: Forrest Grady Kidd III
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Title: Decomposition and Ionization of Ionic Liquids
Committee: Dr. Kristina Lemmer, Chair, Dr. Claudia Fajardo-Hansford, Dr. Bade Shrestha, Dr. James Springstead
Time/Place: Saturday, June 2, 2018, 2 to 4 p.m., D-201 CEAS, Parkview Campus

 

Candidate: Lindsey Knott
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Psychology Title: Demonstrating Functional Analytic Psychotherapy as an Independent Variable in Efficacy Research: A New Measure of Treatment Fidelity
Committee: Dr. Scott Gaynor, Chair, Dr. Amy Naugle, Dr. Amy Damashek, Dr. Chad Wetterneck
Time/Place: Friday, June 8, 2018, 10 a.m. to noon, 3715 Wood Hall

 

Candidate: Nathan T. Bechtel
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Psychology
Title: A Systematic Comparison of Functional Assessment Outcomes in Organizational Behavior Management
Committee: Dr. Heather McGee, Chair, Dr. Alyce Dickinson, Dr. Douglas Johnson, Dr. Laura Methot
Time/Place: Wednesday, June 13, 2018, Noon to 2 p.m., 3715 Wood Hall

 

Candidate: Julia Huston 
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy 
Department: Psychology 
Title: Primary Care Physician Delivered Brief Behavioral Intervention for Adult Obesity and Associated Health Conditions 
Committee: Dr. Wayne Fuqua, Chair, Dr. C. Richard Spates, Dr. Scott Gaynor, Dr. SaraBeth Custodio 
Time/Place: Thursday, June 14, 2018, Noon to 2 p.m., 3715 Wood Hall

 

Candidate: Lindsay A. Okonowsky
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
Title: Perspective Taking, Multicultural Course Completion, And Political Ideology Affiliation Effects on Zero Sum Belief Endorsements by White Counseling Trainees
Committee: Dr. Joseph Morris, Chair, Dr. Jennifer Foster, Dr. C. Dennis Simpson
Time/Place: Thursday, June 14, 2018, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., 2401 Sangren Hall

 

Candidate: Christine De Wildt 
For the degree of: Doctor of Education 
Department: Special Education and Literacy Studies 
Title: ASD Program Development in Special Education Teacher Preparation: An Exploratory Study 
Committee: Dr. Shaila Rao, Chair, Dr. Kristal Ehrhardt, Dr. Amy Schelling 
Time/Place: Thursday, June 14, 2018, 2 to 4 p.m., 4550 Sangren Hall

 

Candidate: Sean English
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Mathematics
Title: Probabilistic and Extremal Problems in Combinatorics
Committee: Dr. Andrzej Dudek, Chair, Dr. Patrick Bennett, Dr. Allen Schwenk, Dr. Alan Frieze
Time/Place: Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 3 to 5 p.m., 6625 Everett Tower

 

Candidate: Kate Burger
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Psychology
Title: Training Pediatric Primary Care Providers in Behavior Management Strategies
Committee: Dr. Amy Damashek, Chair, Dr. Scott Gaynor, Dr. Galen Alessi, Dr. Sheryl Lozowski-Sullivan
Time/Place: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 1 to 3 p.m., 2734 Wood Hall

 

Candidate: Mohra Abdullah Alqahtani
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Mathematics
Title: Generalized Line Graphs
Committee: Dr. Ping Zhang, Chair, Dr. Gary Chartrand, Dr. Allen Schwenk, Dr. Garry Johns
Time/Place: Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 3 to 5 p.m., 6625 Everett Tower

 

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Candidate: Gretchen Mohney
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Title: Incidence of Head Injury Among Synchronized Skaters: Rates, Risks, and Behaviors
Committee: Dr. Linda Shuster, Chair, Dr. Robert Baker, Dr. Shelly DiCesaro
Time/Place: Friday, July 6, 2018, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 1035 College of Health and Human Services

 

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