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Dissertation Defense Information

Name: I-Fen Hung

Program: Animal and Food Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     THE EFFECT OF DIETARY NUCLEOTIDES IN SOW AND NURSERY PIGLET DIETS ON REPRODUCTION, GROWTH, AND IMMUNE RESPONSE

Major Professor: Dr. Merlin Lindemann

Date: Friday, May 29, 2015

Time: 8:30 AM

Place: Garrigus Building, room 109

Name: Lee Walmsley

Program: Edu & Cslg Psy-Counseling Psychology

Dissertation Title:

     The Psychological Well-Being of Men Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

Major Professor: Dr. Pam Remer

Date: Friday, May 29, 2015

Time: 11:30 AM

Place: 315 College of Nursing

Name: Congming Zou

Program: Soil Science

Dissertation Title:

     The Contribution of Plant Available Nitrogen to Burley Tobacco N Nutrition

Major Professor: Dr. Robert Pearce

Date: Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Conference room 460, Plant Science Building (PSB)

Name: Amie Goodin

Program: Public Administration

Dissertation Title:

     EVALUATING STATE POLICY INTERVENTIONS FOR OPIOID ABUSE AND DIVERSION: THE IMPACT ON CONSUMERS, HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS, AND THE U.S. MARKET FOR PRESCRIPTION OPIOIDS

Major Professor: Dr. John Butler

Date: Thursday, June 4, 2015

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Patterson Office Tower, Room 445 (conference room)

Name: Jenna Reno

Program: Communication

Dissertation Title:

     College students’ use of social media to communicate about alcohol and drinking behaviors.

Major Professor: Dr. Elisia Cohen

Date: Monday, June 8, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Grehan 223

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: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Time: 11:00 AM

Place: Room 236B, Taylor Education Building

Name: Katheryn Cerny

Program: Animal and Food Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     STEROID-DEPENDENT REGULATION OF THE OVIDUCT: A CROSS-SPECIES TRANSCRIPTOMAL ANALYSIS

Major Professor: Dr. Phillip Bridges

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Garrigus Room 109

Name: Edward Roualdes

Program: Statistics

Dissertation Title:

     Variations on Penalized Regression

Major Professor: Dr. David Allen

Date: Monday, June 15, 2015

Time: 3:00 PM

Place: Multidisciplinary Science Building 312

Name: Teguh Wicaksono

Program: Economics

Dissertation Title:

     Essays on Value of a Statistical Life, Health Insurance and Personality Traits

Major Professor: Dr. Christopher Bollinger

Date: Friday, June 19, 2015

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: the Dean’s Conference Room, Mandrell Hall