Current Dissertation Defenses

 April

  

Candidate: Hussein Al-Moukhles
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Title: WLAN Access Points RSSI-Fingerprinting and Compressive Sensing for Indoor Positioning Systems
Committee: Dr. Ikhlas Abdel-Qader, Chair, Dr. Janos Grantner, Dr. Azim Houshyar
Time/Place: Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., D210 CEAS, Parkview Campus

 

Candidate: Garrett Warrilow
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Psychology
Title: The Effects of Peer Observation on Teacher Intervention Integrity
Committee: Dr. Denise Ross, Chair, Dr. Amy Damashek, Dr. Ron Van Houten, Dr. Ronnie Detrich
Time/Place: Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 3715 Wood Hall

 

Candidate: Alexis Byers
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Mathematics
Title: Graceful Colorings and Connection in Graphs
Committee: Dr. Ping Zhang, Chair, Dr. Gary Chartrand, Dr. Clifton Ealy, Dr. Ebrahim Salehi
Time/Place: Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 3 to 5 p.m., 6625 Everett Tower

 

Candidate: Eunice Ampah
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Statistics
Title: Testing for Association in Stratified 2×2 Contingency Tables
Committee: Dr. Magdalena Niewiadomska-Bugaj, Chair, Dr. Joshua Naranjo, Dr. Joseph McKean, Dr. Jezaniah-Kira Tena
Time/Place: Thursday, April 19, 2018, 10 a.m. to noon, 6625 Everett Tower

 

Candidate: Ricky J. Pope
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
Title: Writing Their Wrongs: The Integration of Creative and Expressive Arts in a Young Adult Problem-Solving Court
Committee: Dr. Mary Zwoyer Anderson, Chair, Dr. Joseph Morris, Dr. Jeffrey Jones
Time/Place: Thursday, April 19, 2018, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 3120 Sangren Hall

 

Candidate: Pimam Manzi Pidalatan
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Economics
Title: Three Essays on Food Insecurity in Developing Countries
Committee: Dr. Christine Moser, Chair, Dr. Carson Reeling, Dr. Mariam Konaté
Time/Place: Friday, April 20, 2018, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., 5305 Friedman Hall

 

Candidate: Samantha Deal
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: English
Title: Geography Lessons
Committee: Dr. Nancy Eimers, Chair, Dr. Christopher Nagle, Dr. Elizabeth Bradburn, Dr. Cynthia Running-Johnson
Time/Place: Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to noon, 2033 Brown Hall

 

 

Candidate: Stacy D. Engebretson
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Psychology
Title: Effects of Multi-Day Music Enrichment on Salivary Cortisol and Cage Behavior in Shelter Dogs
Committee: Dr. Lisa Baker, Chair, Dr. Alan Poling, Dr. Cyntha Pietras, Dr. Clive Wynne
Time/Place: Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., 2734 Wood Hall

 

Candidate: Bezawit Teshome Agiro
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Economics
Title: The Effect of Maternal Employment on Family Well-being
Committee: Dr. Wei-Chiao Huang, Chair, Dr. Donald Meyer, Dr. Georgiana Onicescu
Time/Place: Thursday, April 26, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to noon, 5302 Friedmann Hall

 

Candidate: Aqeed Mohsin Chyad
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Civil and Construction Engineering
Title: Deterioration Prediction Modeling for the Condition Assessment of Concrete Bridge Decks
Committee: Dr. Osama Abudayyeh, Chair, Dr. Xiaoyun Shao, Dr. Ikhlas Abdel-Qader, Dr. Mohamed Sultan
Time/Place: Thursday, April 26, 2018, 1 to 3 p.m., C-136 CEAS, Parkview Campus

 

Candidate: Frank Ofori-Acheampong
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Economics
Title: Three Essays on Asset Price Bubbles
Committee: Dr. Matthew Higgins, Chair, Dr. Mark Wheeler, Dr. J. Kevin Corder
Time/Place: Friday, April 27, 2018, Noon to 2 p.m., 5302 Friedmann Hall

 

Candidate: Michael Lawrence Albin Kiella
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation
Title: Preformative and Developmental Evaluation Theories used to Reveal Dimensions of Merit when Implementing an Ethics Committee into a Hospice Organization
Committee: Dr. Chris Coryn, Chair, Dr. Janet Hahn, Dr. Mary Ann Stark
Time/Place: Monday, April 30, 2018, 2 to 4 p.m., 4410 Ellsworth Hall 

 

Candidate: Steffany Comfort Maher
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: English
Title: A Critical Inquiry Approach to Teaching Young Adult Literature
Committee: Dr. Allen Webb, Chair, Dr. Gwen Tarbox, Dr. Meghann Meeusen, Dr. Amanda Haertling Thein
Time/Place: Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 10 a.m. to noon, 2033 Brown Hall

 

Candidate: Maha Reda Alkasisbeh
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Civil and Construction Engineering
Title: An Integrated Decision Support Framework for Life-Cycle Building Asset Management
Committee: Dr. Osama Abudayyeh, Chair, Dr. Valerian Kwigizile, Dr. Hussien Al-Battaineh
Time/Place: Monday, May 7, 2018, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., C-124 Floyd Hall, Parkview Campus

 

Candidate: Mindy Newhouse-Oisten
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Psychology
Title: Effects of Generalized Imitation Training on Functional Speech Acquisition During Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Training
Committee: Dr. Jessica Frieder, Chair, Dr. Stephanie Peterson, Dr. Richard Malott, Dr. Jonathan Baker, Dr. Joshua Plavnick
Time/Place: Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., 2734 Wood 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, May 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to noon, 4402 Sangren Hall

 

Candidate: Brandon M. Ring
For the degree of: Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Psychology
Title: Behavioral Contrast Using a Simulated Organizational Task
Committee: Dr. Heather McGee, Chair, Dr. Alyce Dickinson, Dr. Anthony DeFulio, Dr. Kevin Munson
Time/Place: Thursday, May 10, 2018, 3 to 5 p.m., 2734 Wood Hall

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