Thesis & Dissertation

Dissertation Defense Announcements

Fall 2014


College of Business


Department of Marketing

  • Kapitan, Sommer: Buyers and Sellers: How Contamination and Financial Deprivation Shape Biases in the Secondhand Marketplace
    Date: November 14, 2014
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - Noon
    Location: BB 4.02.02
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: David H. Silvera, Ph.D.
     

College of Education and Human Development


Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies

  • Garcia, Adriana: La Fotonovela Digital: A Sociocultural Tool for Bilteracy, Digital Literacy, and Visual Literacy Learning of Latina/o Bilingual Children at an Afterschool Club
    Date: December 2, 2014
    Time: 9:00 - 11:00am
    Location: MB 3.112 (BBL Conference Room)
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Lucila Elk, Ph.D.
     
  • Pena Alfaro, Hilda: Bilingual Teachers' Self-Identification, Attitudes, and Motivation, and their Relations to the Teachers' Spanish Fluency
    Date: December 10, 2014
    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location: MB 2.104 (BBL Seminar Room)
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Juliet Langman, Ph.D.
     
  • Santillan, Lisa: Un Pie un Dos Lados: The Life Histories of Latina/o Teachers Fusing Social and Professional Roles
    Date: December 3, 2014
    Time: 9:00 - 11:00am
    Location: MB 3.112 (BBL Conference Room)
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Patricia Sanchez, Chair
     
  • Swoyer, Jennifer: Being and Becoming Teachers of Adult ELLs: Case Studies of Professional Identity Negotiation, Development, and Performance
    Date: November 24, 2014
    Time: 10:00am
    Location: MB 3.112A (BBL Conference Room)
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Peter Sayer, Ph.D.

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

  • McDonald, Mark: Efficacy of In-School Suspension Practices in Selected Schools with Character Education Programs
    Date: October 22, 2014
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
    Location: MB 3.310
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Mariela Rodriguez, Ph.D.

  • Olvera-Cruz, Irene: Disparities in the Education of Gifted Latino Males
    Date: November 6, 2014
    Time: 10:00 a.m. - Noon
    Location: MB 3.310
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Mariela Rodriguez, Ph.D.

  • Prasad, Roopa: Classroom Experiences that Predict Sense of Belonging and Academic Performance within the Community College Math Classroom
    Date: October 30, 2014
    Time: 12:00pm
    Location: MB 3.310
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Gloria Crisp, Ed.D.

Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching

  • Montemayor, Allegra: Examining Hispanic Parent/Child with Autism Interactions through Augmentative and Alternative Communication
    Date: December 5, 2014
    Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
    Location: MB 2.220
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Lee Mason, Ph.D.
     

College of Engineering


Department of Biomedical Engineering

  • Actis, Lisa: Orthopedic Implant Coating for Improved Osseointegration and the Prevention of Biofilm Formation
    Date: November 19, 2014
    Time: 3:00 - 4:00pm
    Location: BSB 3.03.02
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Joo L. Ong, Ph.D.
     
  • Evani, Shankar Jaikishan: Dynamics of Inflammation and Matrix Mechanics During C. pneumoniae-exacerbated Atherosclerosis
    Date: December 11, 2014
    Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm
    Location: UC 2.01.24 (Mesquite Room)
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Anand K. Ramasubramanian, Ph.D.
     
  • Garcia, Justin R.: Twist Buckling of Blood Vessels
    Date: November 12, 2014
    Time: 9:00am
    Location: HUC 1.102 (Bexar Room)
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Hai-Chao Han, Ph.D.
     
  • Voorhees, Andrew: The Role of Collagen in Cardiac Mechanics and Adverse Left Ventrical Remodeling Post-Myocardial Infarction
    Date: November 24, 2014
    Time: 10:00am
    Location: BSE 2.102
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Hai-Chao Han, Ph.D.

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Barnes, Ronald: Application of the Probe Beam Deflection Technique as an Acoustic Sensor in Photoacoustic Tomography and Ultrasound Imaging
    Date: November 18, 2014
    Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm
    Location: BSE 1.406
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Mehdi Shadaram, Ph.D.
     
  • Manjili, Yashar: Data Analytic-Based Adaptive Forecasting Framework for Smart Energy Management in Electrical Microgrids
    Date: November 20, 2014
    Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm
    Location: BSE 1.406
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Mo Jamshidi, Ph.D.
     
  • Nguyen, Nguyen Trankhoi: Implications of Cadiac Extracellular Matrix Remodeling and Computational Frameworks to Improve the Knowledge Discovery Post-Myocardial Infarction
    Date: November 13, 2014
    Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Location: BSE 1.406
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Yu-Fang Jin, Ph.D.
     
  • Niknamfar, Maryam: Sub-Carrier Multiplexed Optical Millimiter Wave Generation in Hybrid Communications Systems
    Date: November 24, 2014
    Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm
    Location: BSE 1.406
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Mehdi Shadaram, Ph.D.
     
  • Zhang, Yilin: Management of Shared Resources in Multi-Threading / Multi-Core Systems
    Date: November 20, 2014
    Time: 9:00 - 11:00am
    Location: BSE 1.406
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Wei-Ming Lin, Ph.D.
     

College of Liberal and Fine Arts


Department of English

  • Hoag, Andrew: Translation as Collaboration: Jorge Luis Borges's Unfaithful Relationship with Literature from the United States
    Date: November 7, 2014
    Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
    Location: MB 2.404, English Seminar Room
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Steven Kellman, Ph.D.
     

College of Sciences


Department of Computer Science

  • Zhao, Wanying: Facilitating Collaborative Information Sharing for Community Cyber Security
    Date: December 2, 2014
    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location: NPB 3.138A
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Gregory White, Ph.D.

Department of Physics and Astronomy

  • Babcock, Jeremiah: The Interaction of Small Regulatory RNA with Model Globular Proteins: Binding and Effects on Aggregation
    Date: December 5, 2014
    Time: 9:00 - 11:00am 
    Location: AET 3.328
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Lorenzo Brancaleon, Ph.D.
     
  • Buckley, Robert: Cosmological Observables in the Quasi-Spherical Szekeres Model
    Date: December 3, 2014
    Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location: AET 3.328
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Eric Schlegel, Ph.D.
     
  • Enriquez, Erik: Interface-Engineered Complex Oxide Heterostructures with Designable Physical Properties
    Date: December 2, 2014
    Time: 9:00 - 10:30am
    Location: AET 3.328
    Campus: Main Campus
    Co-Chairs: Chonglin Chen, Ph.D. and Melanie Will-Cole, Ph.D.
     
  • Kereselidze, Zurab: Interaction of Gold Nanostars with Neuronal Cells and Single Negative Terahertz Metamaterials with Barium Titanate Resonators
    Date: November 25, 2014
    Time: 12:00 - 2:00pm
    Location: AET 3.328
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Xomalin G. Peralta, Ph.D.
     
  • Ovanesyan, Zaven: Novel Computational Approach for Studying PH Effects, Excluded Volume and Ion-Ion Correlations in Electrical Double Layers around Polyelectrolytes and Nanoparticles
    Date: December 2, 2014
    Time: 12:00 - 2:00pm
    Location: AET 3.328
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Marcelo Marucho, Ph.D.

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