The Graduate School

Dissertation Defense Information

Name: Jennifer Miller

Program: Nursing

Dissertation Title:

     Social Determinants of Cardiovascular Health and Wellness in Vulnerable Populations. Does Health Literacy Matter?

Major Professor: Dr. Debra Moser

Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: College of Nursing Room 315-T

Name: Marty Park

Program: Instruction and Administration

Dissertation Title:

     THE EFFECT OF HAPTIC INTERACTION AND LEARNER CONTROL ON STUDENT PERFORMANCE IN AN ONLINE DISTANCE EDUCATION COURSE

Major Professor: Dr. Gary Anglin

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: TEB 151F

Name: Paul Geiger

Program: Psy - Clinical Psychology

Dissertation Title:

     Testing a Values-Based Approach to Healthcare Decision-Making in Older Adults

Major Professor: Dr. Suzanne Segerstrom

Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Time: 10:30 AM

Place: Kastle Hall Room 206A

Name: Wei-Sian Chen

Program: Musical Arts

Dissertation Title:

     HARVEST FESTIVAL BY YANN-JONG HWANG: A PIANO DUET INSPIRED BY TAIWANESE FOLK TUNES

Major Professor: Dr. Irina Vorobieva

Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017

Time: 2:00 PM

Place: Fine Arts Building Niles Study Room

Name: Matthew Davis

Program: Edu & Cslg Psy - Educat'l Psychology

Dissertation Title:

     Teaching Social Skills to Individuals with Comorbid Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Single-Subject Design Study

Major Professor: Dr. Jonathan Campbell

Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017

Time: 4:00 AM

Place: 109 Dickey Hall

Name: Caroline Buchanan

Program: Philosophy

Dissertation Title:

     “Transcendental Idealism’s Theory of Selfhood: Fichte on the Relationship Between Knowing Oneself and Moral Deliberation"

Major Professor: Dr. Dan Breazeale

Date: Friday, March 3, 2017

Time: 2:00 PM

Place: Patterson Office Tower, 1445

Name: Jennifer Shoemake

Program: Educational Leadership Studies

Dissertation Title:

     Most Likely to Succees: The Exploration of Factors Affecting Successful Completion of a Practical Nursing Program

Major Professor: Dr. Tricia Browne-Ferrigno

Date: Friday, March 3, 2017

Time: 12:00 PM

Place: 111D Dickey Hall

Name: Erica Weekman

Program: Physiology

Dissertation Title:

     Neuroinflammation in Alzheimer’s disease and vascular cognitive impairment

Major Professor: Dr. Donna Wilcock

Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: BBSRB 202A (seminar) and Sanders Brown room 112 (committee meeting)

Name: Soheil Saedi

Program: Mechanical Engineering

Dissertation Title:

     Shape memory behavior of dense and porous NiTi shape memory alloys fabricated by selective laser melting

Major Professor: Dr. Haluk Karaca

Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Time: 12:00 PM

Place: OHR 120

Name: Matthew Geiger

Program: Musical Arts

Dissertation Title:

     Anders Åstrand: A Paragon of the Modern Musical Aesthetic

Major Professor: Mr. James Campbell

Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017

Time: 2:00 PM

Place: Niles Study Room, Fine Arts Library

Name: Benson Sexton

Program: Communication

Dissertation Title:

     Exploring the Influence of Students' Perceptions of Instructional Message Content Relevance and Experienced Cognitive Load on Students' Cognitive Learning

Major Professor: Dr. Derek Lane

Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: Lois Chan Conference Room (LCLI 310)

Name: Frank Appiah

Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Dissertation Title:

     Mixture of Regression Models With Applications in Alzheimer's Disease

Major Professor: Dr. Richard Charnigo

Date: Friday, March 17, 2017

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: MDS 223

Name: Katherine Cascio

Program: Edu & Cslg Psy-Counseling Psychology

Dissertation Title:

     Leaving "The Life:" Exploring Services for Women Exiting Prostitution

Major Professor: Dr. Pam Remer

Date: Monday, March 20, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: 109 Dickey Hall