Dissertation Defense Announcements

Fall 2016

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College of Business

Department of Accounting

  • Xu, Qiao: Essays Examining the Impact of Government Clientele on Firm Behavior
    Date: November 4, 2016
    Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Location: BB 4.02.10, Executive Conference Room
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Emeka Nwaeze, Ph.D.

Department of Management Science and Statistics

  • Williams, Kristopher: Local Parametric Density-Based Outlier Detection and Ensemble Learning with Applications to Malware Detection
    Date: November 11, 2016
    Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Location: BB 3.02.16, Stat Lab
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Daijin Ko, Ph.D.
  • Ramdhani, Satesh: Some Contributions to Underground Storage Tank Calibration Models, Leak Detection and Shape Deformation
    Date: December 5, 2016
    Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Location: BB 3.02.16, Stat Lab
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Ram Tripathi, Ph.D. & Jerome Keating, Ph.D.

College of Education and Human Development

Department of English

  • Harris, Kelly: Recursive Screens: The Role of Recursive Relationships in the Rhetorical Selection of Images and Words for the Display of Archaeological Information and Disciplinary Identity
    Date: November 17, 2016
    Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Location: MB 2.316
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Sue Hum, Ph.D.

Department of Bicultural Bilingual Studies

  • Aghai, Laila: Translingual Practices in the Second Language Classroom: A Comparative Case Study of ESL Teachers in an Intensive English Program
    Date: September 16th, 2016
    Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Location: MB 3.112A
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Peter Sayer, Ph.D.
  • Rico, Rene: Gay Mexican-American Youth Identity Performance: Resilience, Dis-identification, and the Duality of Be(long)ing
    Date: October 28, 2016
    Time: 11:00 a.m.
    Location: DB 3.110
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Marie Miranda, Ph.D.
  • Yang, Yeng: At the Mainstream's Margin: Re-examining Hmong Students' Educational Attainment Through the Eyes of Hmong Administrators, Teachers and Parents
    Date: November 3, 2016
    Time: 2:30 p.m.
    Location: MB 3.112A
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Patricia Sanchez, Ph.D. & Wayne Wright, Ph.D.
  • Li, Ying: Representations of Culture in Chinese Language Textbooks for K-16 Chinese Language Learners in the United States: Examining Cultural Literacy in Chinese Language Education
    Date: November 8, 2016
    Time: 9:00 a.m.
    Location: MB 3.112A
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Peter Sayer, Ph.D.

Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

  • Sprott, Ryan: Collaboration, Innovation, and Rule Breaking: Advanced Teachers' Descriptions of Their Professional Growth
    Date: October 5, 2016
    Time: 11:00 a.m.
    Location: BVB 4.350
    Campus: Downtown Campus
    Chair: Mariela A. Rodriguez, Ph.D.
  • Hajj, Majed: A Phenomenological Study of the Schooling Experiences of Iraqi Refugees at San Antonio Public High Schools
    Date: October 21, 2016
    Time: 12:30 p.m.
    Location: BVB 4.350; ELPS Conference Room
    Campus: Downtown Campus
    Chair: Michael Jennings, Ph.D.
  • Krimbill, Elisabeth: The Impact of Educator Sexual Misconduct on a School Community
    Date: October 28, 2016
    Time: 2:00 p.m.
    Location: TBA
    Campus: Downtown Campus
    Chair: David Thompson, Ph.D.
  • Cie Gee, Ginnifer: Shadowed Road: Illuminating the Path of Successful Senior Level Women in Higher Education
    Date: November 4, 2016
    Time: 12:00 p.m.
    Location: Faculty Center Conference Room; 4th Floor JPL
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Mark Giles, Ph.D.
  • Rosbottom, Steve: Engineering Success: Undergraduate Latina Women's Persistence in an Undergraduate Engineering Program
    Date: October 17, 2016
    Time: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    Location: JPL 4.04.12C
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Mark Giles, Ph.D.

Department of Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching

  • Villarreal, Alicia: Read Aloud Discussions: Influence of Teacher Understanding of Visual Text
    Date: November 15, 2016
    Time: 4:00 p.m.
    Location: MB 2.104
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Miriam Martinez, Ph.D.

Department of Counseling

  • Volkman, Sabine: Exploring Bereaved Older Adult Pet Owner's Relationship and Grief Experiences Following the Death of a Companion Animal
    Date: November 8, 2016
    Time: 9:30 a.m.
    Location: BV 4.301B
    Campus: Downtown Campus
    Chair: Heather Trepal, Ph.D.

College of Liberal & Fine Arts

Department of Psychology

  • Bennett, Janet: Exploring the Role of Belongingness Beliefs, Adult Attachment, and Mood Repair on Behavior Choice Following Adverse Experiences
    Date: November 11, 2016
    Time: 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Location: MH 4.04.26
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Michael Baumann, Ph.D.

Department of English

  • Harris, Kelly: Recursive Screens: The Role of Recursive Relationships in the Rhetorical Selection of Images and Words for the Display of Archaeological Information and Disciplinary Identity
    Date: November 17, 2016
    Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Location: MB 2.316
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Sue Hum, Ph.D.

College of Engineering

Department of Biomedical Engineering

  • Mei, Zhong: Multiplex and Highthroughput DNA Detection Using Surface Plasmon Mediated Fluorescence
    Date: November 18, 2016
    Time: 2:30 p.m.
    Location: BSB 3.03.02; Loeffler Room
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Liang Tang, Ph.D.
  • Yuan, Tony: Development of Novel Fibrinogen-Chitosan Scaffold for Wound Healing
    Date: November 18, 2016
    Time: 12:00 p.m.
    Location: UC 2.01.24; Mesquite Room
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Joo L. Ong, Ph.D.
  • Coronado, Ramon: The Effect of Decellularized Liver Matrix on Stem Cell Differentiation into Hepatocyte-Like Cells
    Date: December 2, 2016
    Time: 10:15 a.m.
    Location: BSE 2.102
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Joo L. Ong, Ph.D.

Department of Electrical Engineering

  • Wu, Ye: Synthesis and Properties of Magneto-Electric/Magneto-Optical Materials
    Date: November 22, 2016
    Time: 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Location: BSE 1.406, Conference Room
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Ruyan Guo, Ph.D.

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