Thesis & Dissertation

Dissertation Defense Announcements

Spring 2014

College of Business

Department of Accounting

Vega III, Jose: Do Industry Specialist Auditors Enhance Financial Reporting Quality? A Comparative Study Of The Mandatory Adoption Of IFRS In The European Union
Date: February 19, 2014 (Wednesday)
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: BB 4.02.10 (Executive Conference Room)
Campus: Main Campus
Chair: Cheryl L. Linthicum, Ph.D., CPA, CMA

Department of Finance

Krause, Timothy: Exchange Traded Funds and Market Efficiency
Date: April 25, 2014 (Friday)
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Location: BB 4.02.10 (Executive Conference Room)
Campus: Main Campus
Co-Chairs: Donald Lien, Ph.D. and Yiuman Tse, Ph.D.

Department of Management

Vesey, Jermaine: Employee Accountability: Exploring the Link Between Personality and the Accountability Environment
Date: April 9, 2014
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: BB 4.02.10 (Executive Conference Room)
Campus: Main Campus
Co-Chairs: Robert Cardy, Ph.D. and Angela Hall, Ph.D.

Department of Management Science and Statistics

Kone, Bazoumana: Block Prediction Intervals
Date: March 5, 2014 (Wednesday)
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: BB 3.02.16
Campus: Main Campus
Chair: Victor De Oliveira, Ph.D.

Tumlinson, Samuel: Contributions Related to the Exponential Power Distribution
Date: April 16, 2014 (Wednesday)
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: BB 3.02.16
Campus: Main Campus
Chair: Jerome Keating, Ph.D.

Department of Marketing

Tu, Lingjiang "Lora": Two Essays on the Impact of Cultural Orientations on Consumers' Decision
Date: April 25, 2014 (Friday)
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: BB 4.02.10 (Executive Conference Room)
Campus: Main Campus
Chair: Yinlong "Allen" Zhang, Ph.D.

College of Education and Human Development

Department of Educational Leadership

Seybert, Jennifer: Leadership Strategies to Retain and Sustain First Year Teachers
Date: March 24, 2014 (Monday)
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: MB 0.204
Campus: Main Campus
Chair: Elizabeth Murakami, Ph.D.

Department of Interdisciplinary Learning & Teaching

CohenMiller, Anna: The Phenomenon of Doctoral Student Motherhood/Mothering in Academia: Cultural Construction, Presentation of Self and Situated Learning
Date: April 10, 2014 (Thursday)
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: MB 2.212A
Campus: Main Campus
Chair: P. Elizabeth Pate, Ph.D.

Iyengar, Kalpana: Asian Indian American Participants' Expression of Culture and Identity Through Narrative Writing
Date: March 31, 2014 (Monday)
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: MB 2.212
Campus: Main Campus
Chair: Roxanne Henkin, Ed.D.

Meyer, Holly: Knowledge of Content and Teaching (KCT) Constructed by Prospective Mathematics Teachers During a Methods Course
Date: February 25, 2014 (Wednesday)
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: MB 2.212
Campus: Main Campus
Chair: P. Elizabeth Pate, Ph.D.

Nelson, Roxana: The Role of Motivation and University Environment Curriculum in Latino Firsts completing Bachelor’s Degrees in Education
Date: April 11, 2014 (Friday)
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: MB 2.212A
Campus: Main Campus
Chair: P. Elizabeth Pate, Ph.D.

College of Engineering

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Pollot, Beth: Development of a Vascular Graft for Skeletal Muscle Regeneration
Date: April 21, 2014 (Monday)
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: BSE 2.102
Campus: Main Campus
Co-chairs: Teja Guda, Ph.D. and Joo Ong, Ph.D.

College of Liberal and Fine Arts

Department of English

Cali, Elizabeth: Unexpected Revolutionaries: Troubling Nineteenth-Century African American Feminist and Masculinist Nationalisms
Date: April 22, 2014 (Tuesday)
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: JPL 3.01.56 (African American Reading Room)
Campus: Main Campus
Chair: Joycelyn Moody, Ph.D.

Gómez, Myrriah: Nuclear Alienation: A Literary Analysis of Race, Space, and Resistance Surrounding the Nuclear Coloniality of Los Alamos, 1942-2012
Date: March 21, 2014 (Friday)
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location: MB 2.404 (English Seminar Room)
Campus: Main Campus
Chair: Sonia Saldívar-Hull, Ph.D.

College of Public Policy

Department of Demography

Garza, John: Spatially Oriented Demographic Determininants of Foreclosures in Bexar County
Date: April 23, 2014
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: BV 4.301B
Campus: Downtown Campus
Chair: Lloyd Potter, Ph.D.

Howard, Jeff: An Examination of Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Differentials in Allostatic Load Biomarkers and the Subsequent Effects on Mortality Outcomes in the United States
Date: April 2, 2014 (Wednesday)
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: BV 1.318
Campus: Downton Campus
Chair: Johnelle Sparks, Ph.D.

College of Sciences

Department of Chemistry

Wise-Scera, Olivia: The Impact of Genetic Missense Mutation and Divalent Transition Metal Ion Coordination on the Intrinsically Disordered Amyloid-Beta Protein Alloforms
Date: April 25, 2014 (Friday)
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: BSB 3.03.02 (Loeffler Room)
Campus: Main Campus
Chair: Orkid Coskuner, Ph.D.

Department of Physics & Astronomy

Grotheer, Emmanuel: HEMO - The Hermean Exosphere Model of Oxygen: A Comprehensive Model for Interpreting Data from the MESSENGER and BepiColombo Missions to Mercury
Date: February 21, 2014 (Friday)
Time: 8:30 -11:30 a.m.
Location: AET 3.328
Campus: Main Campus
Chair: Stefano Livi, Ph.D.


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