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Spring 2017

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College of Business

Department of Accounting

  • Liu, Hanni: Two essays on executive incentives: the compensation weight placed on tax performance and revenues: their causes and consequences
    Date: April 28, 2017
    Time: 10:00 A.M.
    Location: BB 4.02.10, Executive Conference Room
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Jennifer Yin, Ph.D
  • Behrend, Matthew J.: Client Demand and Its Effect on Audit Quality: Is it more than just Auditor Choice?
    Date: Friday, May 5, 2017
    Time: 11:00 a.m.
    Location: BB 4.02.10, Executive Conference Room
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Emeka Nwaeze, Ph.D.

Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security

  • Maasberg, Michele:An Empirical Examination of Insider Threat Revenge Behaviors for Analyzing High Risk Insiders Exhibiting Subclinical Psychopathic Traits”
    Date: Friday, April 7, 2017
    Time: 10:30 AM
    Location: NPB 3.108A CS Conference Room
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Nicole L. Beebe, Ph.D.

Department of Management

  • Takach, Stephen: "A fire built on a hill will bring interested parties: The effects of security analyst characteristics on self-serving attribution in corporate communications.”
    Date: Friday, April 7, 2017
    Time: 11:30 AM
    Location: BB 3.02.30
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Michael McDonald, Ph.D.

Department of Marketing

  • Allen, Bradley: Two essays on developing and Launching New Products
    Date: March 31, 2017
    Time: 1:00 P.M.
    Location: BB 4.02.10, Executive Conference Room
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Suman Basuroy, Ph.D
  • Pena Marin, Jorge: “The Role of Numerical Information on Consideration Set Formation and Persuasion.”
    Date: Friday, April 14, 2017
    Time: 1:30 PM
    Location: BB 4.02.10, Executive Conference Room
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Dengfeng Yan, Ph.D.
  • Chia-Wei “Joy” Lin:“Two Essays on the Effect of Virtual Identity on Consumer Decisions.” 
    Date: Friday, April 21, 2017
    Time: 9:00 AM
    Location: BB 4.02.10, Executive Conference Room
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Dr. Yinlong “Allen” Zhang

College of Education and Human Development

Department of Bi-cultural-Bilingual Studies

  • Zaragoza, Mariana: Rural Schooling Practices: Mexican- Descent and their Teachers
    Date: March 31st, 2017
    Time: 11:00 a.m.
    Location: MB 3.112A
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Jose- Mendez- Negrete, Ph.D.
  • Mari- Acevedo, Vanessa: Motivation to Learn and Teach English in Puerto Rico's Public and Private School
    Date: March 29th, 2017
    Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Location: MB 3.112A
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Peter Sayer, Ph.D.

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy

  • Cook, Elizabeth: BlackFace, Brown Space: Black Women Narratives at Hispanic Serving Institutions.
    Date: March 31, 2017
    Time: 12:30 p.m.
    Location: Graduate School & Research building room 1.204
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Felecia Brisscoe. Ph.D. and Theodorea R. Berry, Ph.D.
  • Robert, Catherine:Clerical Turnover in the K-12 Campus Office
    Date: April 7, 2017
    Time: 12:00 p.m.
    Location: ELPS Conference Room, BV 4.350
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Nathern Okilwa, Ph.D., Paul Schutz, Ph.D., And Mark Giles, Ph.D.
  • Ragsdale, Jeffrey:Students' College Experiences at HSIs
    Date: April 18, 2017
    Time: 2:00 p.m.
    Location: ELPS Conference Room, BV 4.350
    Campus: Downtown Campus
    Chair: Gerry Dizinno, Ph.D. and Gloria Crisp, Ph.D.
  • Harrell, John H., Jr.:Difference Makers: Effective Superintendent Practices That Guide Districts to Graduation Success of Hispanic Students
    Date: April 18, 2017
    Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Location: ELPS Conference Room, BV 4.350
    Campus: Downtown Campus
    Chair: Mariela Rodriguez, Ph.D.
  • Vidaurri, Kristina:The Movement to Equality: The Female High School Principal
    Date: April 19, 2017
    Time: 1:00 p.m.
    Location: Buena Vista Building 4.301B
    Campus: Downtown Campus
    Chair: Mariela Rodriguez, Ph.D.
  • Kaulfus, John David:The Determination to Persist and Succeed: First Generation Latino Male College Students
    Date: April 20, 2017
    Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Location: ELPS Conference Room, BV 4.350
    Campus: Downtown Campus
    Chair: Maricela Oliva, Ph.D.

Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching

  • Davis, Donald Gibbs: Novice Behaviors in a Makerspace
    Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
    Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
    Location: EDGE Center, Main Building 0.328
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Timothy Yuen, Ph.D.
  • Roby, ReAnna S.: Black Girl Magic in Science: A Critical Race Narrative of Black Women in Science PhD Programs
    Date: Monday, April 10, 2017
    Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
    Location: Graduate School and Research Building 1.204
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Theodorea Berry, Ed.D.
  • Rico, Geneva: CON AMOR [WITH LOVE], A MOTHERING NARRATIVE: TWO CASE STUDIES OF TWO MOTHERS OF COLOR AND THEIR PERCEPTIONS OF HOW THEY CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR CHILDREN’S EDUCATION
    Date: Monday, April 10, 2017
    Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
    Location: : Main Building 2.220
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Bekisizwe Ndimande, Ph.D. and Mari Cortez, Ph.D.
  • Gdovin, Ralph: Efficacy of Analogy Based Instruction on Student Achievement in College Biology: Focusing on Gender and Race
    Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017
    Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
    Location: Main Building 2.220
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Theodorea Berry, Ed.D.
  • Porter, Thomas: PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS STORIES: BIDS, INVITATIONS, REDEMPTION AND PROTECTING THE SACRED TRUST
    Date: April 18, 2017
    Time: 10 a.m.- 12 p.m.
    Location: Main Building 3.308
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Miriam Martinez, Ph.D. and Roxanne Henkin, Ed.D.

College Of Engineering

Department of Biomedical Engineering

  • Nair, Prajeeda: Role of plasma Factor XIII on clot properties of cold-stored platelets
    Date: April 21, 2017
    Time: 10:00 AM
    Location: HUC 2.214
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Liang Tang, Ph.D
  • Torres, Nelson: Repositionable Anti-biofilm Drug Candidates, Synergies, And A New Method For Biofilm Formation
    Date: April 21, 2017
    Time: 2:00 p.m.
    Location: BSE 2.102
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Liang Tang, Ph.D.

Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • Chavez Paura Garcia, Hernan:Simulation-Based Method for the Optimization of Multi-Criteria Stochasctic Models
    Date: April 11, 2017
    Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Location: EB 3.04.62, Mechanical Engineering Conference Room
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Krystel Castillo, Ph.D.

College of Public Policy

Department of Demography

  • Adeigbe, Rebecca: STRUCTURAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH: THE INFLUENCE OF INCOME INEQUALITY, RACIAL RESIDENTIAL SEGREGATION AND SOCIAL COHESION ON LATINO CHILDHOOD OBESITY
    Date: April 19, 2017
    Time: 10:00am-11:00am
    Location: MNT 4.420
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Johnelle Sparks, PhD
  • Goodwin, Sharon:Veteran Status as an Explanation for SES and Health Differentials in the US Adult Population
    Date: April 20, 2017
    Time: 10:00am-11:00am
    Location: MNT 4.420
    Campus:Downtown Campus
    Chair: Johnelle Sparks, PhD

College of Science

Department of Biology

  • Yang, Zhen: Intrinsic plasticity of cerebellar Purkinje cells
    Date: March 20, 2017
    Time: 2:00 p.m.
    Location: BSB 3.03.02, Loeffler Room
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Fidel Santamaria, PhD
  • Mendiola, Andrew: The role of fractalkine signaling in the regulation of microglial-mediated inflammation and pathology during diabetic retinopathy
    Date: April 21, 2017
    Time: 2:00 p.m.
    Location: BSB 3.03.02, Loeffler Room
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Astrid Cardona, PhD

Department of Physics and Astronomy

  • Weerathunga, Shihan: Addressing Data Analysis Challenges in Gravitational Wave Searches Using the Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm
    Date: April 24, 2017
    Time: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
    Location: UT Rio Grande Valley
    Campus: East Campus
    Chair: Soumya D. Mohanty, PhD

College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Department of English

  • Ellis-Lai, Laura: Close Confidences: Students' Experiences of Relational Pleasure, Reflective Competence, and Self-Authorship in FYC Research Writing
    Date: April 25, 2017
    Time: 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    Location: MB 2.316
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Crystal Colombini, PhD

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