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Name: John Johnson, Jr.

Program: Sociology

Dissertation Title:

     The Transition to Resilience: A Comparative Case Study of Two Communities

Major Professor: Dr. James Hougland

Date: Monday, July 6, 2015

Time: 1:30 PM

Place: Patterson Office Tower 1545

Name: Mary Jones

Program: English

Dissertation Title:

     Fashioning Mobility: Women Navigating Space in Victorian Fiction

Major Professor: Dr. Ellen Rosenman

Date: Monday, July 6, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Patterson Office Tower Room 113

Name: Alison Kaiser

Program: Psy - Clinical Psychology

Dissertation Title:

     Bidirectional Relations of Impulsive Personality and Alcohol Use Over Two Years

Major Professor: Dr. Richard Milich

Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: 206A Kastle Hall

Name: Whitney Gore

Program: Psy - Clinical Psychology

Dissertation Title:

     Affective Instability across Diagnostic Models

Major Professor: Dr. Thomas Widiger

Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Kastle Hall, Room 216

Name: Emily Marshall

Program: Economics

Dissertation Title:

     Housing and the Macroeconomy

Major Professor: Dr. Jenny Minier

Date: Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Time: 2:00 PM

Place: Mathews 304B

Name: Lian He

Program: Biomedical Engineering

Dissertation Title:

     Noncontact Diffuse Correlation Tomography of Breast Tumor

Major Professor: Dr. Guoqiang Yu

Date: Thursday, July 9, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: RMB (Robotics Building, Center for Robotics and Manufacturing Systems) building,

Name: John Cebak

Program: Anatomy and Neurobiology

Dissertation Title:

     Phenelzine protection against experimental traumatic brain injury *(Working Title)

Major Professor: Dr. Edward Hall

Date: Friday, July 10, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: BPC Biological Pharmaceutical Complex 124A

Name: Matthew Spradling

Program: Computer Science

Dissertation Title:

     Role Based Hedonic Games

Major Professor: Dr. Judith Goldsmith

Date: Monday, July 13, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: 102A Davis Marksbury Building (first floor large conference room)

Name: Joshua Jackson

Program: Biosystems & Agricultural Engr

Dissertation Title:

     OPTIMAL USES OF BIOMASS RESOURCES IN DISTRIBUTED APPLICATIONS

Major Professor: Dr. Michael Montross

Date: Monday, July 13, 2015

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: 126 Charles E Barnhart Building

Name: Katelyn Kowles

Program: Entomology

Dissertation Title:

     Spatial dynamics of predator-prey interactions in winter wheat

Major Professor: Dr. James Harwood

Date: Monday, July 13, 2015

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: Agricultural Science Center North, S-201

Name: Heather Chacon

Program: English

Dissertation Title:

     A Public Duty: Medicine and Commerce in Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture

Major Professor: Dr. Jeffory Clymer

Date: Monday, July 13, 2015

Time: 9:30 AM

Place: 1245 POT

Name: Huaibao Zhang

Program: Mechanical Engineering

Dissertation Title:

     COUPLING OF HIGH TEMPERATURE GAS AND POROUS MEDIA FLOW

Major Professor: Dr. Alexandre Martin

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: 216 Ralph G. Anderson Building

Name: Lisa Maggio

Program: Nursing

Dissertation Title:

     Stigma, Anxiety, Depression and Lung Cancer

Major Professor: Dr. Ellen Hahn

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Time: 8:00 AM

Place: College of Nursing Room 315

Name: Richard Biemiller

Program: Entomology

Dissertation Title:

     Identifying metrics to improve determination of restoration needs in Upper Coastal Plain headwater streams

Major Professor: Dr. Charles Fox

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Time: 12:00 AM

Place: S-201 Ag North

Name: Grady Weyenberg

Program: Statistics

Dissertation Title:

     Modifying nonparametric estimators to phylogenies in BHV treespace

Major Professor: Dr. Ruriko Yoshida

Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: MDS 312

Name: James Sharpe

Program: Economics

Dissertation Title:

     Three Essays on the Local Impact of Immigration

Major Professor: Dr. Christopher Bollinger

Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Mathews Building, Room 304B

Name: Xiaoda Yuan

Program: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     A Molecular-Level View of Physical Stability of Amorphous Solid Dispersions

Major Professor: Eric Munson

Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: BPC 234B

Name: Whitney Blackburn-Lynch

Program: Biosystems & Agricultural Engr

Dissertation Title:

     Development of Techniques for Restoring Streams and Their Hyporheic Zones on Surface Mined Lands

Major Professor: Dr. Carmen Agouridis

Date: Monday, July 20, 2015

Time: 1:30 PM

Place: 127 CE Barnhart

Name: Jianing Li

Program: Nutritional Science

Dissertation Title:

     Novel role of intestinal lipid transport in food allergy and cholesterol homeostasis

Major Professor: Dr. Gregory Graf

Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: CTW 403

Name: Jungmoo Woo

Program: Political Science

Dissertation Title:

     The Effect of the Oil Trade Network on Political Stability

Major Professor: Dr. Clayton Thyne

Date: Friday, July 24, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: 1645 Patterson Office Tower