Thesis & Dissertation

Dissertation Defense Announcements

Summer 2016

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College of Business

Department of Finance

  • Larsson, Carl : Covered Bonds and Securitization in the United States: Bank Liquidity, Contracting, and Regulation
    Date: May 26, 2016
    Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Location: BB 4.02.02
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Karan Bhanot, Ph.D. and Tony Ciochetti, Ph.D.

Department of Management Science and Statistics

  • Ji,Ying : "Modified Continual Reassessment Method In Phase I Clinical Trials."
    Date: June 28, 2016
    Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    Location: BB 3.02.16
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Ye, Keying, Ph.D. 

Department of Accounting

  • Xu, Hongkang : "Differential Effects of Market Concentration on Oligopolistic and Atomistic Segments:  Evidence of Audit Fees, Audit Quality, and Auditor Switch." "The Effect of Real Activities Management on Audit Report Lags, Accrual Management, and Audit Fees."
    Date: July 8, 2016
    Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Location: BB 4.02.10
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Sharad Asthana, Ph.D.  

Department of Management Science and Statistics

  • Roy, Sudip : "COM-type Generalizations of Hypergeometric, Negative Hypergeometric and Negative Binomial Distributions"
    Date: July 21, 2016
    Time: 9:30 a.m.
    Location: BB 3.02.16
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Ram C. Tripathi, Ph.D.

Department of Accounting

  • Park, Sung-Jin : “Accounting Comparability and the Cost of Capital.” 
    Date: August 5, 2016
    Time: 1:00 p.m.
    Location: BB 4.02.10 
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Jeff Boone, Ph.D.

Department of Management Science and Statistics

  • Wang, Chunxiang  : “Variable Selection through Adaptive Elastic Net for Proportional Odds Model” 
    Date: August 5, 2016
    Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Location: BB 3.02.16
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Ko, Daijin, Ph.D.

College of Liberal & Fine Arts

Department of Psychology

  • Berzins, Tiffany : Health-Related Social Control in Friendships and Romantic Relationships
    Date: June 30, 2016
    Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Location: MH 4.04.26
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Robert Fuhrman, Ph.D.

Department of Anthropology

  • McCurdy, Leah : Building Xunantunich: Public Building in an Ancient Maya Community
    Date: May 25, 2016
    Time: 3:00 p.m.
    Location: UC 2.01.24
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Kathryn Brown, Ph.D.

Department of Anthropology

  • Light, Linda : Life at the Extreme: The Behavioral Ecology of White-handed Gibbons (Hylobates lar) Living In a Dry Forest In Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, Western Thailand
    Date: July 13, 2016
    Time: 9:00 a.m.
    Location: UC 2.01.30
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Thad Bartlett, Ph.D.

College of Education & Human Development

Department of Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching 

  • Bippert, Kelli : Second- And Third- Generation Activity Theory Analysis of one Middle School's Perceptions of a Computer- Assisted Reading Intervention
    Date: June 17, 2016
    Time: 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.
    Location: MB 2.212A
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Dennis Davis, Ph.D.

Department of Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching 

  • Allen, Cassandra : Social Justice in Secondary Social Studies: How Teachers Enact Social Justice in The Classroom
    Date: August 3, 2016
    Time: 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
    Location: MB 2.212A
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair:  Emily Bonner, Ph.D., and Roxanne Henkin, Ed.D.

College of Public Policy

Department of Demography 

  • RodriguezAbreu, Mauricio : Racial/Ethnic and Gender Differentials in Time-Use: Mexican Immigrants’ Poverty of Time, Gender Division of Labor, and Self-Rated Health
    Date: August 1, 2016
    Time: 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
    Location: BV 1.318
    Campus: Downtown Campus
    Chair: René Zenteno, Ph.D.

Department of Demography 

  • Chance, Kinnison: Place Based Variation in Food Insecurity Transitions with Policy Applications
    Date: July 25, 2016
    Time: 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
    Location: BV 4.301B
    Campus: Downtown Campus
    Chair: Corey Sparks, Ph.D.

Department of Demography 

  • Willrodt, Pamela : Vietnam-Era Veteran Health: A Life-Course Perspective At The End of Middle Adulthood
    Date: August 4, 2016
    Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Location: MNT 2.250
    Campus: Downtown Campus
    Chair: Lloyd Potter, Ph.D.

College of Engineering 

Department of Biomedical Engineering 

  • Saha, Amit Kumar : Effect of Cellular Cholesterol Content on Monocyte Biophysical Response
    Date: August 3, 2016
    Time: 11:00 a.m.
    Location: BSE 2.102
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Anand Ramasubramanian, Ph.D.

Department of Mechanical Engineering 

  • Lin, Liqiang : The Role of Interfacial Interactions on the Mechanical Behaviors of Materials
    Date: July 15, 2016
    Time: 11:00 a.m.
    Location: BSE 2.102
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Anand Ramasubramanian, Ph.D.

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering 

  • Rongjie, Liu : Controllabilty and Obsevability for Boolean Networks and Their Application to Biological Pathways Analysis
    Date: July 18, 2016
    Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Location: BSE Conference Room
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Chunjiang, Qian, Ph.D. and Yufang Jin, Ph.D.

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering 

  • Hossein, Roshani : Feasibility Study of Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting from Roadways Vehicle-Induced Stresses
    Date: July 15, 2016
    Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Location: BSE 1.408
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Samer Dessouky, Ph.D.

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering 

  • Dutta, Rajdeep : Theses Title (Cooperative Control of Autonomous Network Topologies)
    Date: July 22, 2016
    Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
    Location: BSE 1.406
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Daniel J. Pack, Ph.D.

Department of Mechanical Engineering 

  • Quintana, Carolina : A Variance Reduction Sampling Method to Efficiently Estimate the Probability-Of-Failure for Damage-Tolerant Structures
    Date: July 29, 2016
    Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
    Location: EB 3.04.62
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Harry Millwater, Ph.D.

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering 

  • Farmani, Negar : OPTIMAL COOPERATIVE SENSING USING MULTIPLE SENSOR PLATFORMS
    Date: August 9, 2016
    Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
    Location: AET Conference room
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Chunjiang Qian, Ph.D.

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