The Graduate School

Dissertation Defense Information

Name: Robert Zuercher

Program: Communication

Dissertation Title:

     Campaigning for Judicial Office, 2012

Major Professor: Dr. James Hertog

Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Time: 9:30 AM

Place: RGAN 275

Name: Lisa Conley

Program: Sociology

Dissertation Title:

     Talking Food: Motivations of Home Food Preservation Practitioners in Kentucky

Major Professor: Dr. Shaunna Scott

Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: POT 1545

Name: Lisa Jones

Program: Nursing

Dissertation Title:

     The Utility of the U.S. Diabetes Conversation Map to Promote Diabetes Self-Management Adherence

Major Professor: Dr. Patricia Burkhart

Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: College of Nursing Building, Room 504

Name: James Breslin

Program: Studies in Higher Education

Dissertation Title:

     Social Learning in the Co-Curriculum: Exploring Group Peer Tutoring in College

Major Professor: Dr. Jane Jensen

Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014

Time: 2:00 PM

Place: 131 Taylor Education Building

Name: Jennifer Gordon

Program: Entomology

Dissertation Title:

     Insecticide Resistance in the Bed Bug

Major Professor: Dr. Kenneth Haynes

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: Agricultural Science Building North Room S-201

Name: Brent Eldridge

Program: Studies in Higher Education

Dissertation Title:

     EXPLORING FACULTY ADOPTION AND UTILIZATION OF BLACKBOARD AT A COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN THE KENTUCKY COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

Major Professor: Dr. Kelly Bradley

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014

Time: 11:00 AM

Place: 131 Taylor Education Building

Name: Higo Rodrigues

Program: Music

Dissertation Title:

     EDWARD ELGAR’S EXTENDED TONAL PROCEDURES—AN INQUIRY INTO ELGAR’S CHROMATIC REALM

Major Professor: Dr. Karen Bottge

Date: Monday, November 17, 2014

Time: 12:00 PM

Place: Library Instruction 1, Lucille Little Fine Arts Library

Name: Brian Wallace

Program: Exercise Science

Dissertation Title:

     Muscular and Neural Contributions to Postactivation Potentiation

Major Professor: Dr. Robert Shapiro

Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: 103 Seaton Building

Name: Xiaoqian Li

Program: Agricultural Economics

Dissertation Title:

     THE EFFECTS OF FOOD SAFETY STANDARDS ON TRADE AND WELFARE: THE CASE OF EU SHRIMP IMPORTS

Major Professor: Dr. Sayed Saghaian

Date: Monday, December 1, 2014

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: Room 426 at the Barnhart Building