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Dissertation Defense Information

Name: James Mead

Program: Business Administration

Dissertation Title:

     The Influence of Affect on Product Evaluations and Enduring Consumption Enjoyment

Major Professor: Dr. David Hardesty

Date: Monday, April 20, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: 108B Gatton

Name: Lauren Colley

Program: Education Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     “Taking the Stairs” to Break the Ceiling: Understanding Students’ Conceptions of the Intersections of Historical Agency, Gender Equity, and Action

Major Professor: Dr. Kathleen Swan

Date: Monday, April 20, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Dickey Hall 109

Name: Judy Triplett

Program: Chemistry

Dissertation Title:

     PROTEOMICS AND PHOSPHOPROTEOMICS OF BRAIN: (1) ANALYSES OF THE PINK1 KNOCKOUT MODEL OF PARKINSON DISEASE AND THE NAKED MOLE RAT MODEL OF SALUBRIOUS AGING; (2) INSIGHTS INTO THE PROGRESSION OF ALZHEIMER DISEASE

Major Professor: Dr. David Butterfield

Date: Monday, April 20, 2015

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: CP-114 C

Name: Celestine Gochett

Program: Nursing

Dissertation Title:

     PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING AMONG BREAST CANCER SURVIVORS: FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE TRANSITION FROM PRIMARY TREATMENT TO EARLY SURVIVORSHIP

Major Professor: Dr. Dorothy Brockopp

Date: Monday, April 20, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: NURS 213

Name: Janice Smith

Program: Rehabilitation Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     PROBLEM SOLVING OF TYPICALLY DEVELOPING CHILDREN ON AN ADAPTATION OF THE TWENTY QUESTIONS TASK

Major Professor: Dr. Robert Marshall

Date: Monday, April 20, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: CTW 415

Name: Soohyung Kim

Program: Business Administration

Dissertation Title:

     Growth Opportunities, Short-Term Market Pressure, and Dual-Class Share Structure; CEO Appointment in Corporate Spin-offs

Major Professor: Dr. Bradford Jordan

Date: Monday, April 20, 2015

Time: 11:00 AM

Place: Dean's conference room in Mandrell hall (113 Mandrell Hall)

Name: Theresa Schroeder

Program: Political Science

Dissertation Title:

     When Security Dominates the Agenda: The Influence of Rivalry on Women's Status

Major Professor: Dr. Daniel Morey

Date: Monday, April 20, 2015

Time: 11:00 AM

Place: 1645 Patterson Office Tower

Name: Karin Gill

Program: Psy - Experimental Psychology

Dissertation Title:

     COCAINE-INDUCED BEHAVIORAL SENSITIZATION AND CONDITIONED PLACE PREFERENCE IN JAPANESE QUAIL (COTURNIX JAPONICA): A FOCUS ON SEX DIFFERENCES AND DOPAMINERGIC MECHANISMS

Major Professor: Dr. Chana Akins

Date: Monday, April 20, 2015

Time: 12:00 AM

Place: MDS 206

Name: Kate Creasy

Program: Nutritional Science

Dissertation Title:

     Zhx2 regulation of lipid metabolism and the balance between cardiovascular and hepatic health

Major Professor: Dr. Brett Spear

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Time: 2:00 PM

Place: MN342

Name: Qing Zhang

Program: Computer Science

Dissertation Title:

     High Quality Human 3D Body Modeling, Tracking and Application

Major Professor: Dr. Ruigang Yang

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Time: 2:00 PM

Place: Conference Room 102A Davis Marksbury Building

Name: Sarah Magnotta

Program: Business Administration

Dissertation Title:

     Essays on the Recommendation Behavior of Multi-Line Salespeople

Major Professor: Dr. Steven Skinner

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Time: 2:00 PM

Place: Mandrell Building Room 113 (Dean's Conference Room)

Name: Nicholas Armenoff

Program: Mathematics

Dissertation Title:

     Free Resolutions Associated to Representable Matroids

Major Professor: Dr. Uwe Nagel

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Time: 3:00 PM

Place: POT 745

Name: Serenity Wright

Program: Edu'l Policy Studies & Evaluation

Dissertation Title:

     The Homework Club: A Holistic Single-Case Study of an After School Program to Address the Achievement Gap

Major Professor: Dr. Beth Goldstein

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Time: 12:00 PM

Place: 151F Taylor Education Building

Name: Erin Yelland

Program: Family Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     Sex, Dementia, and Long-Term Care: Public Perspectives

Major Professor: Dr. Ronald Werner-Wilson

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Funkhouser 316

Name: Michael Rosenberg

Program: Edu'l Policy Studies & Evaluation

Dissertation Title:

     Generational Differences in Transfer Student Capital among Community College Students

Major Professor: Dr. Jane Jensen

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: 131 Taylor Education Building

Name: Yu-Tzu Chang

Program: Business Administration

Dissertation Title:

     Audit Proposal Evidence on Government Audit Procurement Quality and Auditor Impression Management (tentative title)

Major Professor: Dr. Dan Stone

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Dean’s conference room in the LTS (Lexington Theological Seminary) Mandrell Hall

Name: William Robinson

Program: Mathematics

Dissertation Title:

     Determinantal Ideals from Symmetrized Skew Tableaux

Major Professor: Dr. Uwe Nagel

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Time: 3:00 PM

Place: Whitehall Classroom Building, Room 341

Name: Sakin Erin

Program: Sociology

Dissertation Title:

     EGO CENTRIC SOCIAL NETWORKS PROCESS, PROCESS AND IDENTITY IN EXPLAING CONVERSION TO AND REVERSION FROM ISLAM IN THE UNITED STATES

Major Professor: Dr. Thomas Janoski

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: 1545 Patterson Office Tower

Name: David Gatsos

Program: Studies in Higher Education

Dissertation Title:

     Exploring the significance of social influences on epistemic beliefs

Major Professor: Dr. Kelly Bradley

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Taylor Education Bldg. Room 131

Name: Jaime Hardy

Program: Psy - Clinical Psychology

Dissertation Title:

     Establishing Distinct Constructs of Within-Person Variability: Affective Intra-Individual Variability and Affective Psychological Flexibility

Major Professor: Dr. Suzanne Segerstrom

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Time: 11:00 AM

Place: 216 Kastle Hall

Name: Cheryl Rabek

Program: Biomedical Engineering

Dissertation Title:

     LAYERED, FLEXIBLE DRUG DELIVERY FILMS FOR THE PREVENTION OF FIBROTIC SCAR TISSUE FORMATION

Major Professor: Dr. David Puleo

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Time: 12:00 PM

Place: 414A RMB

Name: Benjamin Triana

Program: Communication

Dissertation Title:

     Community, Culture, and the Making of a Brand: Brand Management and the Construction of Meaning in the Kentucky Wine Industry

Major Professor: Dr. Douglas Boyd

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Time: 12:45 PM

Place: 345 Little Library, LIS Suite

Name: Alicia Walker

Program: Sociology

Dissertation Title:

     “Can I have that on the side?”: Women exercising non-consensual sexual non-exclusivity concurrent to primary partnerships

Major Professor: Dr. Claire Renzetti

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: 1515 Patterson Office Tower

Name: Bo Fu

Program: Computer Science

Dissertation Title:

     Virtualized Welding A New Paradigm for Tele-Operated Welding

Major Professor: Dr. Ruigang Yang

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: conference room 1, Davis Marksbury Building

Name: Nastaran Hendijani

Program: Electrical Engineering

Dissertation Title:

     CONSTRAINED LOCALLY CORRECTED NYSTRÖM METHOD

Major Professor: Dr. Robert Adams

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Time: 2:00 PM

Place: 453F FPAT

Name: Norman Fox

Program: Mathematics

Dissertation Title:

     Combinatorial Potpourri: Permutations, Products, Posets, and Pfaffians

Major Professor: Dr. Richard Ehrenborg

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Time: 3:45 PM

Place: OT 9

Name: Michelle Thornton

Program: Education Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     “The relationship between physical activity with on-task behavior in early primary school students”

Major Professor: Dr. Heather Erwin

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: Seaton Building, room 103

Name: Steven Martin

Program: Political Science

Dissertation Title:

     Social Capital at the Capitol: The Influence of Interest Groups in Legislative Networks

Major Professor: Dr. Donald Gross

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: 1645 Patterson Office Tower

Name: Rebecca Beach

Program: English

Dissertation Title:

     Turning Their Talk: Gendered Conversation in the Nineteenth-Century British Novel

Major Professor: Dr. Ellen Rosenman

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Time: 11:00 AM

Place: 1245 Patterson Office Tower

Name: Xiwei Wang

Program: Computer Science

Dissertation Title:

     Data Privacy Preservation in Collaborative Filtering based Recommender Systems

Major Professor: Dr. Jun Zhang

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Time: 11:00 AM

Place: Room 302, Davis Marksbury building

Name: Hung-Tao Chen

Program: Psy - Experimental Psychology

Dissertation Title:

     Effects of Headings on Processing of Audio Texts

Major Professor: Dr. Robert Lorch

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Time: 12:00 PM

Place: Patterson Office Tower room 945

Name: Christopher Gunn

Program: Anthropology

Dissertation Title:

     Exchange Mechanisms, Consumption, and Household Provisioning Strategies: Maya Economy and Political Economy in the Kiuic Polity, Yucatán, México

Major Professor: Dr. Christopher Pool

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Time: 12:30 PM

Place: BPC 170

Name: John Leavengood

Program: Entomology

Dissertation Title:

     TAXONOMIC AND MOLECULAR STUDIES IN CLERIDAE AND HEMIPTERA

Major Professor: Dr. Michael Sharkey

Date: Friday, April 24, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: S-301, Ag Science Center Bldg North (Horticulture)

Name: Laura Wyly

Program: Studies in Higher Education

Dissertation Title:

     Gender discrimination and Title IX implementation: Lessons from the Office for Civil Rights resolution letters 1997-2011.

Major Professor: Dr. Jane Jensen

Date: Monday, April 27, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: 131 Taylor Education Building

Name: Patrick Bigger

Program: Geography

Dissertation Title:

     Environmental Governance in the Carbon Economy: Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Califorina's Cap-and-Trade Program

Major Professor: Dr. Susan Roberts

Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Miller Hall 6

Name: Jianzhong Wang

Program: Computer Science

Dissertation Title:

     Smooth Subdivision Surfaces: mesh blending and local interpolation schemes

Major Professor: Dr. Fuhua Cheng

Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Time: 2:00 PM

Place: Conference Room 102A Davis Marksbury Building

Name: Andrew Rhinehart

Program: Musical Arts

Dissertation Title:

     Adapting Traditional Kentucky Thumbpicking Repertoire for the Classical Guitar

Major Professor: Dr. Ronald Pen

Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Time: 12:00 PM

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

Name: Maria Almario

Program: Edu & Cslg Psy-Counseling Psychology

Dissertation Title:

     The Inclusive Human Trafficking Checklist: A Screening Methodology

Major Professor: Dr. Pam Remer

Date: Friday, May 1, 2015

Time: 3:00 PM

Place: TEB Auditorium room 158

Name: Shayla Mettille

Program: Instruction and Administration

Dissertation Title:

     The Use of Contrastve Analysis in Code-switching from Vernacular AppalachianEnglish to Standard Dialect

Major Professor: Dr. Mary Shake

Date: Monday, May 4, 2015

Time: 2:00 PM

Place: Taylor Education Building, Rm. 122

Name: Anthony Miller

Program: History

Dissertation Title:

     Pioneers in Exile: The China Inland Mission and Missionary Mobility in China and Southeast Asia, 1943-1989.

Major Professor: Dr. Karen Petrone

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 9999

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: History Dept Conference Room

Name: Erin Walker

Program: Musical Arts

Dissertation Title:

     The Scottish Pipe Band in North America: Tradition, Transformation, and Transnational Identity

Major Professor: Mr. James Campbell

Date: Tuesday, April 20, 9999

Time: 3:00 PM

Place: Lucille Little Library, Study Room 1

Name: Erin Walker

Program: Music

Dissertation Title:

     The Scottish Pipe Band in North America: Tradition, Transformation, and Transnational Identity

Major Professor: Dr. Diana Hallman

Date: Tuesday, April 20, 9999

Time: 3:00 PM

Place: Lucille Little Library, Study Room 1

Name: Dhaval Patel

Program: Pharmaceutical Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     Kinetics & Mechanisms of Pharmaceutical Excipient Effects on Maintenance of Supersaturation by Crystal Growth Inhibition of Poorly Water Soluble Drugs

Major Professor: Dr. Bradley Anderson

Date: Friday, April 23, 9999

Time: 12:30 PM

Place: BPC 170