Dissertation Defenses

  • May 22
  • Elizabeth Balk, Kinesiology
    Theory-Based Psychosocial Factors Associated with Individuals Seeking Bariatric Surgery
    Advisor: Lorraine Wallace
  • David Deary, Industrial and Systems Eng
    Sources of Organizational Resilience: Sustaining Production and Safety in a Transportation Firm
    Advisor: David Woods
  • Marion Kruse, Greek and Latin
    The Political of Roman Memory in the Age of Justinian
    Advisor: Anthony Kaldellis
  • May 26
  • Staci White, Statistics
    Quantifying Model Error in Bayesian Parameter Estimation
    Advisor: Radu Herbei
  • Thomas Hirschauer, Neuroscience Graduate Prog
    Electrophysiological and Computational Approaches to the Investigation and Diagnosis of Motor System Dysfunction
    Advisor: John Buford
  • May 28
  • Michael Morris, Dance Studies
    Material Entanglements With the Nonhuman World: Theorizing Ecosexuality in Performance
    Advisor: Norah Zuniga-Shaw
  • Agnar Helgason, Political Science
    Essays in the Comparative Political Economy of Taxation and Redistribution
    Advisor: Philipp Rehm
  • Angela Palmer-Wackerly, Communication
    Illness Identity, Social Support, and Treatment Decision-Making
    Advisor: Nancy Rhodes
  • Kellen Calinger, Evolution Ecology & Org Bio
    The Anthropocene in North Central North America: Impacts of Climate Change and Alteration of the Landscape on Phenology and Species Persistence in Ohio
    Advisor: Peter Curtis
  • Wanlin Li, English
    Global Ambiguity in Early American Gothic: A Cultural Rhetorical Analysis
    Advisor: James Phelan
  • May 29
  • Ruilan Zhao, Education:Teaching & Learning
    Exploring Reading and Writing Connections in the Synthesis Writing of Multilingual Students in a Second Language Writing Classroom
    Advisor: Alan Hirvela
  • Andrew Landgraf, Statistics
    Generalized Principal Component Analysis: Dimensionality Reduction through the Projection of Natural Parameters
    Advisor: Yoonkyung Lee
  • Robert Lowe, Mechanical Engineering
    Finite-Deformation Modeling of Dynamic Nonlinear Elasticity and Smart Materials with Nonlinear Electro-Magneto-Elastic Coupling
    Advisor: Sheng-Tao Yu
  • June 1
  • Andrew Olsen, Statistics
    When Infinity is Too Long to Wait: On the Convergence of Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods
    Advisor: Radu Herbei
  • Andrzej Baranski, Economics
    Essays in Multilateral Bargaining and Durable Goods Monopoly
    Advisor: James Peck
  • Yi Wang, Computer Science & Engineering
    Data Management and Data Processing Support on Array-Based Scientific Data
    Advisor: Gagan Agrawal
  • June 2
  • Jean Hancock, Psychology
    The Antecedents of Self-Concept Clarity, and the Factors that Maintain It
    Advisor: Jennifer Crocker
  • June 4
  • Yu Liu, Electrical and Computer Engine
    Advisor: Longya Xu
  • Katherine Dale, Communication
    Measuring Representativeness: The Creation and Testing of the Representativeness of Mediated Characters Scale (RMCS)
    Advisor: Daniel McDonald
  • Linchuan Chen, Computer Science & Engineering
    Accelerating Applications with Pattern-specific Optimizations on Accelerators and Coprocessors
    Advisor: Gagan Agrawal
  • June 12
  • Xiang Li, Nuclear Engineering
    A Research Study on How Software Faults Can be Used for Software Reliability Assessment and Software Mutation Testing
    Advisor: Carol Smidts
  • June 16
  • Matthew Schwieterman, Business Administration
    Customer and Supplier Portfolios and Their Impact on Firm Performance: Three Essays
    Advisor: Thomas Goldsby
  • June 17
  • Mitchell Livy, Agr, Env & Devp Econ
    Assessing the Impact of Environmental Amenities on Residential Location Choice
    Advisor: Henry Klaiber
  • June 18
  • Cristina Connolly, Agr, Env & Devp Econ
    Three Essays on Local Food
    Advisor: Henry Klaiber
  • June 22
  • Norma Gomez, Agr, Env & Devp Econ
    Three essays on human capital and labor markets for college graduates in Colombia
    Advisor: Joyce Chen
  • June 23
  • Danielle Deemer, Rural Sociology

    Advisor: Linda Lobao
  • June 25
  • Adrianne Barbo, French & Italian
    From Post-Cards to Stand-Up: Cross-Cultural Representations of the Veil in France and the Maghreb
    Advisor: Danielle Marx-Scouras
  • June 29
  • Kruthika Sundaram, Biophysics
    Expression and function of human IkappaBzeta in lung inflammation
    Advisor: Mark Wewers
  • August 17
  • Yuanxin Chen, Chemical Engineering
    Polymer Membranes for Flue Gas Carbon Capture and Fuel Cell Application
    Advisor: W.S. Ho

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