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Dissertation Defense Information

Name: Peter Antich

Program: Philosophy

Dissertation Title:

     Motivation and the Primacy of Perception

Major Professor: Dr. Eric Sanday

Date: Friday, September 22, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Patterson Office Tower Room 1445

Name: Austin Trantham

Program: Political Science

Dissertation Title:

     The State House and the White House: Gubernatorial Agenda Setting During the Obama Administration

Major Professor: Dr. Richard Waterman

Date: Monday, September 25, 2017

Time: 12:00 PM

Place: 445 Patterson Office Tower

Name: Maythem AL-Amery

Program: Crop Science

Dissertation Title:

     Impact of a high oil gene on agronomic traits and overall seed composition in soybeans

Major Professor: Dr. David Hildebrand

Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Plant and Soil Sciences Room 360

Name: Christina Wicker

Program: Toxicology

Dissertation Title:

     Multivariate Analysis to Identify Potential Biomarkers for Prognosis and Treatment Resistance in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Major Professor: Dr. Tadahide Izumi

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: MDS 220

Name: Lauren Hargrave

Program: Edu & Cslg Psy - Educat'l Psychology

Dissertation Title:

     The Development and Validation of the Educational Psychology Practitioner Scale

Major Professor: Dr. Kenneth Tyler

Date: Thursday, September 28, 2017

Time: 12:00 PM

Place: 151F Taylor Education Building

Name: Genesia Kilgore-Bowling

Program: Social Work

Dissertation Title:

     THE IMPACT OF ATTITUDES AND BELIEFS ABOUT FAT ON SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION IN APPALACHIA: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY

Major Professor: Dr. Kay Hoffman

Date: Monday, October 9, 2017

Time: 2:00 PM

Place: Patterson Office Tower, Room 645

Name: Shannon Phelps

Program: Education Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     UNDERSTANDING AND PROMOTING PARENT-CHILD SEXUAL HEALTH COMMUNICATION

Major Professor: Dr. Kristen Mark

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Seaton Building 103