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Dissertation Defense Information

Name: Shu Shen

Program: Statistics

Dissertation Title:

     Developing An Alternative Way to Analyze NanoString data

Major Professor: Dr. Arnold Stromberg

Date: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Time: 4:00 PM

Place: 313 Multidisciplinary Science Building, Room 312

Name: Ashley Bandy

Program: Geological Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     Mobility of Escherichia coli in karst terrains, Kentucky, USA

Major Professor: Dr. Alan Fryar

Date: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: 102 MMRB

Name: Ashley Bandy

Program: Geology

Dissertation Title:

     Mobility of Escherichia coli in karst terrains, Kentucky, USA

Major Professor: Dr. Alan Fryar

Date: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: 102 MMRB

Name: Lewis Warren, III

Program: Economics

Dissertation Title:

     Three Essays on Unemployment Insurance in the 21st Century

Major Professor: Dr. James Ziliak

Date: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Gatton- Room 223J

Name: Sun Ki Choi

Program: Economics

Dissertation Title:

     “The Determinants and Trends in Public-Private Wage Differential”

Major Professor: Dr. John Garen

Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Gatton B&E Room 248

Name: Mihai Paraschiv

Program: Economics

Dissertation Title:

     THREE ESSAYS ON EXPORT CONCENTRATION, INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AGREEMENTS AND CARBON CONTENT OF TRADE

Major Professor: Dr. Josh Ederington

Date: Thursday, July 7, 2016

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Room 223J, Gatton B&E Building

Name: Surya Banks

Program: Chemistry

Dissertation Title:

     Organometallic Materials: Ferroceno[c]thiophenes and 1,2-Bisthienylmetallocenes

Major Professor: Dr. John Selegue

Date: Thursday, July 7, 2016

Time: 1:30 PM

Place: CP 114A

Name: Jill Janes

Program: Education Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     The Sensemaking Experience of Newly Appointed District Teacher Leader Coordinators: A Case Study

Major Professor: Dr. John Nash

Date: Thursday, July 7, 2016

Time: 8:00 AM

Place: 43 Dickey Hall

Name: Bethany Hudak

Program: Chemistry

Dissertation Title:

     Using conventional and in situ transmission electron microscopy techniques to understand nanoscale crystallography

Major Professor: Dr. Carolyn Brock

Date: Thursday, July 7, 2016

Time: 9:30 AM

Place: Chemistry-Physics 114

Name: Michael Music

Program: Mathematics

Dissertation Title:

     Inverse Scattering For The Zero-Energy Novikov-Veselov Equation

Major Professor: Dr. Peter Perry

Date: Thursday, July 7, 2016

Time: 11:00 AM

Place: POT 745

Name: Ahmed Ibrahim

Program: Computer Science

Dissertation Title:

     NEW SECURE SOLUTIONS FOR HEALTH INFORMATION EXCHANGE (HIE) PRIVACY AND ACCESS CONTROL

Major Professor: Dr. Mukesh Singhal

Date: Friday, July 8, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: 241 Hardymon (Conference Room)

Name: Zhiheng Xie

Program: Statistics

Dissertation Title:

     LOGISTIC REGRESSION WITH RIGHT CENSORED CATEGORICAL COVARIATE

Major Professor: Dr. Richard Kryscio

Date: Friday, July 8, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Multidisciplinary Science Building 312 (conference room)

Name: Mohammad Islam

Program: Computer Science

Dissertation Title:

     Exploring the Geo-dependence of Human Face Appearance

Major Professor: Dr. Nathan Jacobs

Date: Friday, July 8, 2016

Time: 10:30 AM

Place: Large Conference Room ( 1st floor ), Davis Marksbury Building

Name: Sharon Bixler

Program: Education Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     ONE-TO-ONE IPAD TECHNOLOGY IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE CLASSROOMS

Major Professor: Dr. Molly Fisher

Date: Monday, July 11, 2016

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: TEB 122

Name: Yaowei Zhang

Program: Mathematics

Dissertation Title:

     The Bourgain spaces and recovery of magnetic and electric potentials of Schr\"{o}dinger operators

Major Professor: Dr. Russell Brown

Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Time: 2:00 PM

Place: POT 745

Name: Xiuhua Ding

Program: Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Dissertation Title:

     Modeling dementia risk and cognitive change in longitudinal studies

Major Professor: Dr. Richard Kryscio

Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Room 112 at Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

Name: Seungjin Choi

Program: Public Administration

Dissertation Title:

     Three Essays on Interaction in Public Management

Major Professor: Dr. Nicolai Petrovsky

Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: 445 POT

Name: Shih-Hui Hsiao

Program: Business Administration

Dissertation Title:

     Social Media Analytics - A Proposed Definition, A Comprehensive Framework, and An Assessment of Algorithms for Identifying Influencers in Social Media

Major Professor: Dr. Clyde Holsapple

Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: BE 330, Gatton College of Business and Economics

Name: Lijie Wan

Program: Statistics

Dissertation Title:

     CONTINOUS TIME MULTI-STATE MODELS FOR INTERVAL CENSORED DATA

Major Professor: Dr. Richard Kryscio

Date: Friday, July 15, 2016

Time: 2:30 PM

Place: Multi - Disciplinary Science Building Room 312 (Department of Statistics Confere

Name: Jennifer Hudgens

Program: Philosophy

Dissertation Title:

     Forget Not the Whip! Nietzsche, Perspectivism, and Feminism: A Non-Apologist Interpretation of Nietzsche’s Polemical Axiology

Major Professor: Dr. Arnold Farr

Date: Friday, July 15, 2016

Time: 11:00 AM

Place: 1445 Patterson Office Tower

Name: Daniel Cockayne

Program: Geography

Dissertation Title:

     The working lives and spatial practice of digital media developers in San Francisco

Major Professor: Dr. Matthew Zook

Date: Monday, July 18, 2016

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Patterson Office Tower, Room 843

Name: Melissa Wainwright

Program: Educational Leadership Studies

Dissertation Title:

     COLLECTIVE LEADERSHIP PRACTICES THAT ASSURE HIGH LEVELS OF STUDENT LEARNING FOR ALL: HIGH SCHOOL IMPLEMENTATION OF RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION

Major Professor: Dr. Tricia Browne-Ferrigno

Date: Monday, July 18, 2016

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: Office of Dr. Lars Bjork

Name: Anup Phayal

Program: Political Science

Dissertation Title:

     Voting in the Shadow of Fear: Pre-election Violence and the Risk of Conflict Recurrence

Major Professor: Dr. Clayton Thyne

Date: Monday, July 18, 2016

Time: 11:00 AM

Place: Rm 1645 POT (Tentative)

Name: Victoria Sherif

Program: Education Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     Hearing the Voices of Rural High School Youth: Secondary Analysis of Qualitative Data and Youth Leadership Modeling

Major Professor: Dr. Beth Rous

Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: 043 Dickey Hall

Name: Shuang Liu

Program: Soil Science

Dissertation Title:

     TILLAGE AND FERTILIZATION INFLUENCES ON AUTOTROPHIC NITRIFIERS IN AGRICULTURAL SOIL

Major Professor: Dr. Mark Coyne

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Room N-224, Ag. Science North

Name: Todd Baldwin

Program: Education Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     Implementing Kentucky’s College Readiness Agenda: An Organizational Perspective on Policy Implementation

Major Professor: Dr. Tricia Browne-Ferrigno

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: 111D Dickey Hall

Name: Ryan Voris

Program: Political Science

Dissertation Title:

     The Partisan Strategy of Voter Identification Requirements

Major Professor: Dr. Mark Peffley

Date: Thursday, June 24, 9999

Time: 12:00 PM

Place: Patterson Office Tower 1645