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Dissertation Defense Information

Name: Eric Brown

Program: Musical Arts

Dissertation Title:

     A PERFORMANCE GUIDE FOR BARITONE: A PEDAGOGICAL ANALYSIS OF BEETHOVEN'S SECHS LIEDER NACH GEDICHTEN VON GELLERT

Major Professor: Dr. Angelique Everett

Date: Monday, November 20, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: Lucille LIttle Fine Arts Library study room 7

Name: Nico Setiawan

Program: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     Understanding the Solid-State Thermodynamics and Oral Absorption Potential of Pharmaceutical Amorphous Solid Dispersions

Major Professor: Patrick Marsac

Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Time: 2:00 PM

Place: Room 152 TODD

Name: Deepshikha Gupta

Program: Chemistry

Dissertation Title:

     NEW APPROACHES TO CYCLOPENTADIENYL-FUSED THIOPHENE COMPLEXES OF IRON and SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF CARBONIC ANHYDARSE ACTIVE-SITE MIMICS FOR CO2 HYDRATION

Major Professor: Dr. John Selegue

Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Time: 3:00 PM

Place: CB (Classroom Building) 340

Name: Jamie-Marie Miller

Program: Education Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     INSTRUCTIONAL COACHING AND ITS EFFECTS ON MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS TEACHERS’ PERCEPTIONS OF COACHING AND CONTENT KNOWLEDGE: A MIXED METHODS STUDY

Major Professor: Dr. Margaret Mohr-Schroeder

Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Time: 11:30 AM

Place: room 122 Taylor Education Building

Name: Joseph Rounsaville

Program: Biosystems & Agricultural Engr

Dissertation Title:

     RELATIVE XTE CALCULATIONS IN ASABE/ISO 12188-2:2012 AND POWER/ENERGY ANALYSIS USING A 20HP TRACTOR ON A FULLY ELECTRIC DRIVETRAIN

Major Professor: Dr. Joseph Dvorak

Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Time: 12:00 PM

Place: Barnhart Building Room# 228A

Name: Allison Steele

Program: Physiology

Dissertation Title:

     NEW INSIGHTS INTO POST-SEPSIS MUSCLE WEAKNESS ELUCIDATED USING A NOVEL ANIMAL MODEL

Major Professor: Dr. Hiroshi Saito

Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Seminar MS-463, exam in MS-507

Name: Tracey Folden

Program: Edu'l Policy Studies & Evaluation

Dissertation Title:

     PERMISSION TO ENGAGE: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY EXAMINING THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES OF ARMY ACTIVE DUTY ENLISTED SOLDIERS ENROLLED AT HOPKINSVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Major Professor: Dr. Jane Jensen

Date: Monday, November 27, 2017

Time: 4:00 PM

Place: Taylor Education Building Conference Room 131

Name: Perry Ward

Program: Musical Arts

Dissertation Title:

     A Select Survey Tracing Developments in the Choral Adaptions of the Songs of Stephen Collins Foster

Major Professor: Dr. Jefferson Johnson

Date: Monday, November 27, 2017

Time: 8:00 AM

Place: Niles Study Room in the Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Name: Kwabena Darkwah

Program: Chemical Engineering

Dissertation Title:

     Application of Process Systems Engineering tools to the design, analyses and optimization of fermentation-based biorefineries

Major Professor: Dr. Barbara Knutson

Date: Monday, November 27, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: Oliver H. Raymond Engineering Building (OHR 112)

Name: Quentin Moore

Program: Nursing

Dissertation Title:

     DEVELOPING A PREDICTIVE MODEL FOR PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING INTENT

Major Professor: Dr. Jennifer Hatcher

Date: Monday, November 27, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Room 315T Conference Room, College of Nursing Building

Name: Jeffrey Jones

Program: Music

Dissertation Title:

     Frank Zappa and His Conception of Civilization Phaze III

Major Professor: Dr. Ronald Pen

Date: Monday, November 27, 2017

Time: 11:00 AM

Place: Niles Study Room Lucille Little Library

Name: Ishan Fursule

Program: Chemical Engineering

Dissertation Title:

     Surface engineering and organic synthesis for light-mediated ring opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP)

Major Professor: Dr. Bradley Berron

Date: Friday, December 1, 2017

Time: 12:00 PM

Place: OHR 112, Oliver H Raymond Civil Engineering building

Name: Amanda Westmoreland

Program: Family Studies

Dissertation Title:

     Couples and Weight Loss Surgery: Experiencing Success

Major Professor: Dr. Nathan Wood

Date: Monday, December 4, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: FAM Conference room, Funkhouser 3rd floor

Name: Elham Darbandi

Program: Agricultural Economics

Dissertation Title:

     Essays on U.S. Beef Market

Major Professor: Dr. Sayed Saghaian

Date: Monday, December 4, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Dept. of Agricultural Economics - Conference room# 341

Name: Michelle Giedt

Program: Biology

Dissertation Title:

     The Tails of Two Cells: The Polar Cells Function in a Novel Form of Tubulogenesis

Major Professor: Dr. Douglas Harrison

Date: Monday, December 4, 2017

Time: 12:00 PM

Place: Room 109 TH Morgan

Name: Amy Birk

Program: English

Dissertation Title:

     Moving Experiences: Women and Mobility in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century American Literature

Major Professor: Dr. Andrew Doolen

Date: Monday, December 11, 2017

Time: 2:00 PM

Place: 1245 POT

Name: Roberto Abreu

Program: Edu & Cslg Psy-Counseling Psychology

Dissertation Title:

     “THE BEST THING THAT’S HAPPENED IN MY LIFE”: THE JOURNEY TOWARD ACCEPTANCE OF ONE’S LGBTQ CHILD IN A SAMPLE OF CUBAN-AMERICANS AND PUERTO RICANS

Major Professor: Dr. Sharon Rostosky

Date: Monday, December 11, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: TEB 151-F

Name: Matthew Russell

Program: Psy - Clinical Psychology

Dissertation Title:

     The Role of Diaphragmatic Breathing in Self-regulation Skills Training

Major Professor: Dr. Charles Carlson

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: 206A Kastle Hall

Name: Elizabeth New

Program: Anthropology

Dissertation Title:

     Racism, Resistance, Resilience: Chronically Ill African American Women’s Experiences Navigating a Changing Healthcare System.

Major Professor: Dr. Mary Anglin

Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Little Fine Arts Library - Study Room 4

Name: Payton Stevens

Program: Biochemistry

Dissertation Title:

     The Function of Erbin, a Scaffold Protein, as a Tumor Suppressor in Colon Cancer.

Major Professor: Dr. Tianyan Gao

Date: Friday, December 15, 2017

Time: 9:30 AM

Place: Room 234, Lee Todd Jr. Building