Thesis & Dissertation

Dissertation Defense Announcements

Fall 2015

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College of Sciences

Department of Computer Science

  • Cai, Junjie: Attribute-assisted Learning for Web Image Applications
    Date: October 1, 2015
    Time: 1:00 p.m.
    Location: NPB 3.138 A-1
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Qi Tian, Ph.D.

Department of Computer Science

  • Min, Su Kyung: Content-Based EEG Data Retrieval and Annotation for Time-Locked and Continuous EEG Data
    Date: November 30, 2015
    Time: 11:00 a.m.
    Location: NPB 3.138 A-1
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Kay Robbins, Ph.D.

College of Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 

  • Wang, Lu: VLSI Dynamic Statistical Performace Verification and Timing/ Soft Error- Resilient
    Date: October 28, 2015
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Location: BSE 1.406
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Wei-Ming Lin, Ph.D.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Ma, Chifeng: Advanced Statistical Modeling for Phenotype Prediction Based on High Throughput Genomic Data
    Date: November 25, 2015
    Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Location: BSE 1.406
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Yufei, Huang, Ph.D.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Cui, Xiaodong: Prediction And Analysis For Transcriptome M6A Methylation Sites On Merip-Seq Sata
    Date: November 25, 2015
    Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Location: EE Conference Room
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Yufei, Huang, Ph.D.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Anikode Mahadevan Sreeram: Low-Power Implementation of 128-bit AES Encryption
    Date: November 30, 2015
    Time: 02:00pm - 03:00pm
    Location: AET.2.346 
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Eugene, John, Ph.D.

College of Education and Human Development

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

  • Vela, Venus: Superwomen! A narrative inquiery of Latina Assistant Superintendents in South Central Texas
    Date: October 28, 2015
    Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Location: BVB 4.350
    Campus: Downtown Campus
    Chair: Mariela A. Rodríguez, Ph.D.

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

  • Castro, Jennifer: Addressing the Brown Paradox: Social Justice Principals Leading High Performing, Latino and Economically Disadvantaged High Schools
    Date: October 29, 2015
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Location: BVB 4.350
    Campus: Downtown Campus
    Chair: Mariela A. Rodríguez, Ph.D.

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

  • VLaborde, Kathleen: The Expereience of Non-Traditional Age Women in Community College
    Date: November 9, 2015
    Time: 12:45 p.m.
    Location: JPL, Assembly Room 4.04.22
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Gloria Crisp, Ed.D.

Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching

  • Zhou, Hong: Utilizing Structured Online Discussion to Promote Critical Thinking In Higher Education 
    Date: November 16, 2015
    Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Location: MB 2.212
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Carmen Fies, Ph.D.

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

  • Escamilla, Aide: The Educational and Lived Experiences of Mexican American Women Enrolled in Development Education at a Community College in a Rural Settting
    Date: November 12, 2015
    Time: 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Location: BVB 4.350
    Campus: Downtown Campus
    Chair: Mariela A. Rodríguez, Ph.D.

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

  • Uriegas, Jennifer: Turning Schools Around: A case Study of an Elementary Campus' Role in Improving Student Performance of Hispanic Students
    Date: November 12, 2015
    Time: 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
    Location: BVB 4.350
    Campus: Downtown Campus
    Chair: Mariela A. Rodríguez, Ph.D.

Department of Bicultural Bilingual Studies

  • Farias- Sokoloski, Tiffany: Teacherss' Narrative Identity Formatios
    Date: November 12, 2015
    Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Location: DB 2.208
    Campus: Downtown Campus
    Chair: Juliet Langman, Ph.D.

Department of English

  • Gutierrez, Christina: Depathologizing the Diseased Body, Creating Alternative Knowledges: Chicana and African American Women's Epistemologies of Critical Illeness
    Date: November 24, 2015
    Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Location: MB 2.404
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Norma E. Cantu, Ph.D. & Sonia Saldivar- Hull, Ph.D.

Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching

  • Hawkins, Donald: Designing Mobile Learning Enviroments To Support Teacher- Led Field Trips Within Informal Learning Enviroments
    Date: November 18, 2015
    Time: 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
    Location: MB 2.212A
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Timothy Yuen, Ph.D.

Interdisciplinary Counseling

  • Appiah-Boateng, Allen K: South Texas Elementary School Counselors’ Lived Experiences Responding to Bullying Survivors’ and Perpetrators’ Needs 
    Date: November 30, 2015
    Time: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
    Location: BV 4.301B
    Campus: Downtown Campus
    Chair: Juhnke, Gerald, Ph.D. 

College of Public Policy 

Department of Demography

  • Colón- Lugo, Heidy: Lost to Care: Individual and Neighborhood Characteristics With The Out-Of-Care HIV Positive Patient Population Of An Outpatient HIV/AIDS Clinic In Bexar County, TX: 2008- 2013
    Date: November 10, 2015
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Location: MNT 4.420
    Campus: Downtown Campus
    Chair: P. Johnelle Sparks, Ph.D.

College of Liberal & Fine Arts

Department of Psychology

  • Oviatt, David: Entitled to Success: The Dvelopment of Entitlement and its mplications on Student Success, Health, and Hapiness
    Date: November 18, 2015
    Time: 3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Location: MH 4.04.26
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Michael Baumann, Ph.D.

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