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Dissertation Defense Announcements

Spring 2018

Campus maps are available on the UTSA website to help you locate buildings:

College of Business

Department of Accounting

  • Jerome McWilliams: CEO Risk-Taking Incentives and Financial Reporting
    Date: March 23, 2018
    Time: 11:00 a.m.
    Location: BB 3.01.12
    Campus: Main Campus
    Co-Chairs: Emeka Nwaeze, Ph.D. and Jennifer Yin, Ph.D.

Department of Finance

  • Mauro Oliveira: Effects of Shocks and Stability of Supplier-Customer Relationships on Suppliers’ Capital Structure
    Date: April 10, 2018
    Time: 10:00 a.m.
    Location: Executive Conference Room, BB 4.02.10
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Palani-Rajan Kadapakkam, Ph.D.

Department of Information Systems and Cyber Security

  • Nasim Talebi: The Effect of Warning Message Characteristics on Coping Responses in Data Breach Scenarios
    Date: March 5, 2018
    Time: 9:00 a.m.
    Location: NPB 3.120
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: H. Raghav Rao, Ph.D.

Department of Management Science and Statistics

  • Yu Tao: An Efficient Method in Estimating Generalized Lambda Distribution Parameters and Its Application in Financial Risk Measure
    Date: March 5, 2018
    Time: 12:00 p.m.
    Location: BB 3.02.16 Statistical Lab
    Campus: Main Campus
    Co-Chairs: Keying Ye, Ph.D. and Don Lien, Ph.D. 

College of Education and Human Development

Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching

  • Adrienne Guillen: The development of academic identity of the Latina/o bilingual elementary learner through educational robotics
    Date: March 23, 2018
    Time: 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
    Location: ILT Conference Room, Main Building 2.212
    Campus: Graduate Student Research Building (GSR) 1.204
    Chairs: Carmen Fies, Ph.D. and Timothy Yuen, Ph.D.
  • Julie Koepke: A Study of Power Dynamics in a Literacy Coaching Relationship
    Date: April 4, 2018
    Time: 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
    Location: Main Building 2.220
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Misty Sailors, Ph.D.
  • Raquel Cataldo: Examining emergent writing development: Reframing deficit notions of preschool Latino children writing with their mothers
    Date: May 23, 2018
    Time: 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Location: Graduate Student Research Building (GSR)1.204
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chairs: Maria Arreguin-Anderson, Ed.D. and Mari Cortez, Ph.D.

College of Engineering

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Sirajul Salekin: Deep Learning Models for Predicting Genomic and Transcriptomic Functional Sites
    Date: March 22, 2018
    Time: 9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
    Location: BSE 1.406, ECE conference room
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Michelle Zhang, Ph.D.

UTSA/UTHSCSA Joint Graduate Program in Biomedical Engineering

  • Nicole Edwards: A Tissue Engineered Treatment for Chronic Diabetic Skin Wounds: An Advanced Collagen Wound Matrix Combined with Adipose Derived Stem Cells
    Date: April 18, 2018
    Time: 12:00 p.m.
    Location: BSE 2.102
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chairs: XingGuo Cheng, Ph.D. and JingYong Ye, Ph.D.
  • Gilbert Bustamante: In-Vivo Detection of Breast Cancer Growth Factor Receptors via Photoacoustic Imaging and Fiber-Optic Fluorescence Sensing
    Date: April 19, 2018
    Time: 3:00 p.m.
    Location: BSB 3.03.02 (Loeffler)
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Jing Yong Ye, Ph.D.

College of Public Policy

Department of Demography

  • Dorian Galindo: Early Childhood Education: Exploring the Impact on Child Development, Executive Functions, and Elementary School Grade Progression
    Date: March 22, 2018
    Time: 10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
    Location: MNT 3.240
    Campus: Downtown Campus
    Chair: Gabriela Sanchez-Soto, Ph.D.

College of Sciences

Department of Physics and Astronomy

  • SUSHILKUMAR SREEKUMAR: Time evolution of pulsar magnetosphere: An implicit approach
    Date: January 22, 2018
    Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    Location: AET 3.328, Conference Room
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Eric Schlegel, Ph.D.
  • ALEXIS BOUQUET: Processes affecting the abundance of astrobiologically relevant compounds from icy bodies within the solar system
    Date: February 20, 2018
    Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Location: GSR 1.204
    Campus: Main Campus
    Chair: Hunter Waite, Ph.D.