Current Dissertation Defenses

Majdi Maabreh
Doctor of Philosophy
Computer Science
A Holistic Computational Approach to Boosting the Performance of Protein Search Engines
Monday, Nov. 27, 2017
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
C-124 CEAS, Parkview Campus

Chung-Ling Lin
Doctor of Philosophy
Computer Science
Support Assurance-Based Software Development for Mission Critical Domains Using the Model Driven Architecture
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017
10 a.m. to noon
A-120 CEAS, Parkview Campus

George G. Lluberes
Doctor of Philosophy
Political Science
Controlling Political Corruption in Latin America: Institutional Constraints on Executive Power
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
3 to 5 p.m.
3309 Friedmann Hall

Puntipa Wanitjirattikal
Doctor of Philosophy
Statistics
Statistical and Clinical Equivalence of Measurements
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
6625 Everett Tower

Joshua K. Radi
Doctor of Philosophy
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Peri-Operative Regional Nerve Blocks (PNB) in the Treatment of Pain in Patients Undergoing Operative Fixation of Lower Extremity Fractures
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
6 to 8 p.m.
1035 College of Health and Human Services

Peggy M. McNeal
Doctor of Philosophy
Mallinson Institute for Science Education
Identifying and Characterizing Cognitive Factors Significant to Practicing and Learning Meteorology
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
2734 Wood Hall

Betty Ann J Adams
Doctor of Philosophy
Mallinson Institute for Science Education
Metaphysics in Science Education: Balancing Between Religious and Physicalist Extremism
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
2734 Wood Hall

Abdulrahman Alajlan
Doctor of Philosophy
Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
The Effectiveness of Using Leadership Practice Inventory (LPI 360) Feedback on Leaders’ Insight into their Leadership Behaviors in Higher Education
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017
2 to 4 p.m.
2401 Sangren Hall

Rebecca Wiskirchen
Doctor of Philosophy
Psychology
An Examination of Behavior Analysts’ Treatment Selection Behavior for Escape-Maintained Problem Behavior
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
3120 Sangren Hall

Raymond Leoine Sheets Jr.
Doctor of Philosophy
Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
Race and Sexual Orientation Issues in Graduate Classrooms: How Faculty in Psychology Experience them Emerging Alongside One Another
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017
10 a.m. to noon
2401 Sangren Hall

Mohammad Ali Marzoug Abu Shattal
Doctor of Philosophy
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Bio-Socially Inspired Strategies in Support of Dynamic Spectrum Access: An Evolutionary Game Theory Perspective
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
3 to 5 p.m.
D-132 CEAS, Parkview Campus

Vinay B. Gavirangaswamy
Doctor of Philosophy
Computer Science
High Performance Computing Techniques for Analyzing Risky Decision Making
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
3 to 5 p.m.
D-212 CEAS, Parkview Campus

Jeff Totten
Doctor of Philosophy
Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
Critical Success Factors for Agile Project Management in Non-Software Related Product Development Teams
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
2 to 4 p.m.
4402 Sangren Hall

Justin Arnold
Doctor of Philosophy
Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
A Phenomenology of Calling Among Undergraduates at a Public University: Reliance on Belief During an Intentional Decision-Making Process
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
3 to 5 p.m.
3335 Sangren Hall

Jennifer Mrljak
Doctor of Philosophy
Psychology
Teaching Students who have Difficulty Mastering Imitation
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2800 Sangren Hall: Swain Education Library D

Jhoanne Marsh C. Gatpatan
Doctor of Philosophy
Statistics
Diagnostics for Choosing Between Stratified Logrank and Stratified Wilcoxon
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
6625 Everett Tower

Raju Chowdhary
Doctor of Philosophy
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
An Exploration of Data Mining Approach in Prediction of the Use of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy in US Adults
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017
1 to 3 p.m.
2088 College of Health and Human Services

Amber L. Sylvan
Doctor of Philosophy
Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
How Friendships Between Heterosexual and Sexual Minority Counseling Psychology Doctoral Students Affect Anti-Heterosexist Identity Development
Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017
10 a.m. to noon
2401 Sangren Hall

Sheridan Steelman
Doctor of Philosophy
English
16th Century Shakespeare and 21st Century Students
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
2 to 4 p.m.
2033 Brown Hall

Ryan Rowe
Doctor of Philosophy
Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
High School Seniors’ Educational Experience Influencing the Decision to Pursue a Career in Nursing
Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
10 a.m. to noon
4402 Sangren Hall

Sepehr Emamian
Doctor of Philosophy
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Development of Flexible Sensing Systems and Energy Harvesters Using Printing Techniques
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
A120 CEAS, Parkview Campus

Khawlah Hamad Alhulwah
Doctor of Philosophy
Mathematics
Structures of Derived Graphs
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
1 to 3 p.m.
6625 Everett Tower

Codie L. Stone
Doctor of Philosophy
Sociology
Speaking Our Truth: Gender Minority People’s Experiences with Discrimination in Southwest Michigan
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
10 a.m. to noon
3110 Sangren Hall

Molly K. Beagle
Doctor of Philosophy
Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
A Qualitative Investigation of the Interpersonal Changes White Psychology Trainees Experience During Their Race-Based Learning and Development
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
Noon to 2 p.m.
3120 Sangren Hall

Riyadh Toman Thahab Toman
Doctor of Philosophy
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Distributed Model Predictive Control of Power Converters in Microgrids Under Different Modes of Operation
Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017
2:45 to 4:45 p.m.
D206 CEAS, Parkview Campus

 

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