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Dissertation Defenses

Fall 2017

Student Name Title of Dissertation Committee College/Program Date, Time, Location
Ross Martin The Geomorphic Nature of Mountain Bike Impacts on Selected Trail Systems Near Austin, Texas Dr. David R. Butler, Chair
Dr. Colleen Myles
Dr. Richard Dixon
Dr. Jon Kedrowski
College of Liberal Arts - Environmental Geography October 12, 2017
1:00 p.m.
ELA 344
William J. Barry Online MS-Word, Instructional Video for Helping Students Turn-on and Use Immediate Writing Feedback: A Longitudinal Study of Developmental Writing Progress and Self-efficacy Dr. Taylor Acee, Chair
Dr. Eric Paulson
Dr. Larry Price
Dr. Emily Summers
Dr. Deb Balzhiser
College of Education - Developmental Education October 23, 2017
10:00 a.m.
ASB-N 402
George R. Odum Professionalism and Professional Identity in American Expatriate English Teachers in Abu Dhabi Public Secondary Schools Dr. Duncan Waite, Chair
Dr. Michael O’Malley
Dr. Barry Aidman 
Dr. Rolf Straubhaar
College of Education - School Improvement October 24, 2017
2:00 p.m.
ASB-S 309
Maedeh Dabbaghianamiri Polymer/Clay Nanocomposite Self-Assembly for Gas Barrier Films Application Dr. Gary Beall, Chair
Dr. Clois E. Powell
Dr. William Chittenden
Dr. Farhad Ameri
Dr. Christopher Rhodes
College of Science and Engineering - Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization October 25, 2017
3:00 p.m.
RFM 3219
Joslyn Johnson When Purpose Calls: A Grounded Study on the Lifewide Learning Experiences of High Potential Young Adults Dr. Jovita Ross-Gordon, Chair
Dr. Kristina Collins
Dr. Michael O'Malley
Dr. Robert Reardon
College of Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education October 26, 2017
11:00 a.m.
ASB-S 309
Archana Gujjari Interaction of DNA and RNA Molecules with Nanoclays that Have Potential for Use in Gene Therapy Dr. Gary Beall, Chair
Dr. L. Kevin Lewis
Dr. Ben Martin
Dr. William Chittenden
Dr. Clois E. Powell
College of Science and Engineering - Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization October 26, 2017
3:00 p.m.
CHEM 233
Chinedu Anumudu Embodied Learning as a Tool for Meaning-Making: A Forum Theatre Training Dr. Ann Brooks, Chair
Dr. Joellen Coryell
Dr. Jovita Ross-Gordon
Dr. Kathy Edwards
College of Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education October 27, 2017
9:00 a.m.
ASB-S 309
John Petersen Impurities in Antiferromagnetic Transition-Metal Oxides - Symmetry and Optical Transitions Dr. Thomas Myers, Chair
Dr. Luisa Scolfaro
Dr. Wilhelmus Geerts
Dr. Ravi Droopad
Dr. Benjamin Martin
Dr. Cecilia Temponi
College of Science and Engineering - Materials Science, Engineering, and Commercialization October 27, 2017
11:00 a.m.
RFM 2243
Blanca Gamez The Lived Experiences of the Latinx Mentor and the Role of Community Cultural Wealth Dr. Melissa Martinez, Chair
Dr. Kristina Collins
Dr. Joellen Coryell
Dr. Robert Reardon
College of Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education October 27, 2017
12:00 p.m.
ASB-S 309
Shelia Jones Creating Our Own Stories And Trusting Our Own Voices: Midlife, Black, Female Doctoral Students Navigating The Crossroads Of Age, Race And Gender Dr. Jovita Ross-Gordon, Chair
Dr. Geleana D. Alston
Dr. Melissa A. Martinez
Dr. Robert F. Reardon
College of Education - Adult, Professional, and Community Education October 30, 2017
10:00 a.m.
ASB-S 309
John Klier Improving Land Cover Classification Using Texture Patterns Derived from Micro-Scale Digital Elevation Models Dr. Nate Currit, Geography, Chair
Dr. Jennifer Jensen
Dr. Richard Earl
Dr. Justin Williams
College of Liberal Arts - Geographic Information Science November 2, 2017
2:30 p.m.
ELA 344
Marcus Carey The Risk for Public Corruption in the United States: An Analysis of the State Integrity Investigation's Risk Assessment Tool Dr. Marcus Felson, Chair
Dr. Jay D. Jamieson
Dr. Brian Withrow
Dr. Adam Graycar
College of Applied Arts - Criminal Justice November 3, 2017
8:30 a.m.
Hill House
Yogendra Bordiya Epigenetic regulation of the defense gene induction in Arabidopsis thaliana in response to Pseudomonas syringae Dr. Hong Gu Kang, Chair
Dr. Nihal Dharmasiri
Dr. Sunethra Dharmasiri
Dr. Daniel F. Klessig
Dr. Dr. Ping He
College of Science and Engineering - Aquatic Resources November 3, 2017
2:00 p.m.
SUP 116

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