Dissertation Defenses

  • April 27
  • Timothy Thurston, East Asian Lang and Lit
    Laughter on the Grassland: A Diachronic Study of A mdo Tibetan Comedy and the Public Intellectual in Western China
    Advisor: Mark Bender
  • Xiang Chen, Materials Sci and Engineering
    From Nano-precipitates to Macroscale Composites: How Inclusion-Matrix Interactions Influence the Behaviors of Shape Memory Materials and Structures
    Advisor: Peter Anderson
  • Adrienne Winans, History
    Race, Space, and Gender: Re-mapping Chinese America from the Margins, 1875-1943
    Advisor: Judy Wu
  • Alicia Croft, Sociology
    Assessing Non-school and School Based Explanations of Student Achievement: A Case Study of Finland and Sweden
    Advisor: Douglas Downey
  • Aseim Elfrgani, Electrical and Computer Engine
    Non-Foster Circuits Design and Stability for Wideband Antenna Applications
    Advisor: Roberto Rojas-Teran
  • Hyejeong Choi, History of Art
    Mireuksa, A Baekje Period Temple of the Future Buddha Maitreya
    Advisor: Lisa Florman
  • Breeanne Jackson, Environment&Natural Resources
    Disturbance, connectivity, and scale: the role of wildfire in shaping structure and function of stream-riparian ecosystems in Yosemite National Park, California, USA
    Advisor: Mazeika Sullivan
  • Huayang Liu, Molecular Genetics
    Cell Proliferation Control: from Intrinsic Transcriptional Programs to Extrinsic Stromal Networks
    Advisor: Gustavo Leone
  • Jeffrey Vernon, History
    Solomon's Judgment: Baby M and the Struggle to Define Motherhood and Morality in Modern America
    Advisor: Judy Wu
  • April 28
  • Dan Schley, Psychology
    Symbolic-Number Mapping in Judgments and Decisions: A Correlational and Experimental Approach
    Advisor: Ellen Peters
  • Randee Hunter, Anthropology
    Variation in Cortical Osteocyte Lacunar Density and Distribution: Implications for Bone Quality Assessment
    Advisor: Clark Larsen
  • Daniel Clark, Biomedical Engineering
    Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer and Quantitative MRI Methods: Applications for Osteoarthritis and Cartilage Injury
    Advisor: Michael Knopp
  • Jeongsoo Pyo, Education:Teaching & Learning
    Different literacies in different contexts of use: Case studies of transitional Korean adolescents’ literacy practices
    Advisor: Alan Hirvela
  • Jason Cox, Arts Admin, Education & Policy
    Educational Communities, Arts-Based Inquiry, & Role-Playing: An American Freeform Exploration with Professional & Pre-Service Art Educators
    Advisor: Christine Ballengee-Morris
  • Wenjuan Bi, History
    The Divisive Elites: State Penetration and Local Autonomy in Late Qing and Republican Periods
    Advisor: Christopher Reed
  • Dries Vandorpe, Theatre
    The Archaeology of Liveness
    Advisor: Stratos Constantinidis
  • April 29
  • Joseph Ewing, Mechanical Engineering
    The Effect of Patient-Specific Ligament Properties on Simulations of the TKA Knee
    Advisor: Robert Siston
  • Anupama Sukhu, Consumer Sciences
    Transcendent Experience: Role of Emotional Intelligence in Customer Experience
    Advisor: Soobin Seo
  • Urszula Szafruga, Physics
    Wavelength Dependent Strong Field Interactions with Atoms and Molecules
    Advisor: Louis DiMauro
  • Chih-Liang Lin, Music
    Helmut Lachenmann's Concept of Sound in My Music
    Advisor: Jan Radzynski
  • Justin Wilmes, Slavic&East Euro Langs&Cltrs
    Projecting Social Concerns: Auteur Cinema in the Putin Era
    Advisor: Yana Hashamova
  • Seth Hennon, OSU Biochemistry Program
    Structural and functional studies of the Escherichia coli YidC
    Advisor: Ross Dalbey
  • Yue Zhang, Evolution Ecology & Org Bio
    Phylogenetics of Neoplagiaulacidae (Multituberculata, Mammalia), and Diet Reconstruction on Cimolodontan Multituberculates
    Advisor: John Hunter
  • April 30
  • Woon Gi Yeo, Electrical and Computer Engine
    Terahertz Spectroscopic Characterization and Imaging for Biomedical Applications
    Advisor: Kubilay Sertel
  • Yon-Soo Kang, Education:Teaching & Learning
    The Role of Prewriting Discussion in L2 Writing: A Qualitative Study of Intermediate L2 Korean Learners
    Advisor: Alan Hirvela
  • Spencer Debenport, Plant Pathology
    Advisor: Brian McSpadden-Gardener
  • May 1
  • Lizabeth Goldstein, Psychology
    Cognitive Therapy for Depression Provided by Novice and Expert Therapists: Comparison of Skill Acquisition and Patient Outcomes
    Advisor: Daniel Strunk
  • Zhengyu Hu, Statistics
    Initializing the EM algorithm for data clustering and sub population detection
    Advisor: Steve MacEachern
  • James Stapleton, Physics
    Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays: Composition, Early Air Shower Interactions, and Xmax Skewness
    Advisor: James Beatty
  • Robert Lull, Communication
    Do Sex and Violence Sell? The Effects of Violent Advertisements, Sexual Programs, and Program/Advertisement Congruity on Brand Memory, Brand Attitudes, and Product Selection
    Advisor: Brad Bushman
  • May 4
  • Andrew Yoak, Evolution Ecology & Org Bio
    Disease control through fertility control: explorations in two urban systems
    Advisor: Ian Hamilton
  • Margaret Rooney, Communication
    An Actor-Partner Interdependence Model of Turbulence in Cross-sex Friendships
    Advisor: Jesse Fox
  • May 5
  • SangHyun Park, Industrial and Systems Eng
    Investigating the impact of barriers and facilitators expected to affect the adoption of mechanical lifting devices in healthcare facilities
    Advisor: Steven Lavender
  • Jorge Espinoza, Spanish & Portuguese
    Inventing the Latino/a Hero: ‘Legality’ and the Representation of Latino/a Heroic Figures in U.S. Film, Television, and Comics
    Advisor: Ignacio Corona
  • Matthew Davis, Speech and Hearing Science
    The Effects of Incomplete Knowledge of Results on Response Bias in an Auditory Detection Task
    Advisor: Lawrence Feth
  • Mubarak Alkitbi, Electrical and Computer Engine
    Modeling and Nonlinear Control of Highly Maneuverable Bio-Inspired Flapping-Wing Micro Air Vehicles
    Advisor: Andrea Serrani
  • Angela Ripley, Music
    Surviving Set Theory: A Pedagogical Game and Cooperative Learning Approach to Undergraduate Post-Tonal Music Theory
    Advisor: David Clampitt
  • May 6
  • Jason Peifer, Communication
    Perceived News Media Importance: Valuations of the News Media, News Parody, and Their Influence on Perceptions of Journalism
    Advisor: Robert Garrett
  • Maria Casas, Molecular Cellular and Dev Bio
    Characterization of flavonoid specialized metabolism in maize
    Advisor: Erich Grotewold
  • Tiffany Lewis, Arts Admin, Education & Policy
    Exercises in Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy: The Cultural Programming of the Los Angeles and London Olympics
    Advisor: Margaret Wyszomirski
  • Ji Young Lee, Communication
    The Number of Likes Associated with Given Health-Related Messages on Facebook: The Moderating Effect of Value Involvement
    Advisor: Michael Slater
  • Shuai Shao, Electrical and Computer Engine
    Design and Optimization of Passive UHF RFID Tag Antenna for Mounting on or inside Material Layers
    Advisor: Robert Burkholder
  • Steven Gubkin, Mathematics
    L2 Mergelyan theorems in Several Complex Variables
    Advisor: Jeffery McNeal
  • May 7
  • David McLaughlin, Spanish & Portuguese
    Sampling Hip Hop and Making ‘Nóiz’: Transcultural Flows, Citizenship, and Identity in the Contestatory Space of Brazilian Hip Hop
    Advisor: Abril Trigo
  • May 8
  • Yue Tan, Industrial and Systems Eng
    Resource Provisioning via Stochastic Modeling and Online Adaptive Learning with Applications in Cloud Computing and Cyber Security
    Advisor: Cathy Xia
  • Rebecca Hanes, Chemical Engineering
    Multidisciplinary modeling for sustainable engineering design and assessment
    Advisor: Bhavik Bakshi
  • Hsiaochi Chang, Evolution Ecology & Org Bio
    Assessing Gene Flow in Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) and Miscanthus spp.: Implications for Bioenergy Crops.
    Advisor: Allison Snow
  • May 11
  • Alexander Bartlett, Mechanical Engineering
    Electrochemical Model-Based State of Charge and State of Health Estimation of Lithium-Ion Batteries
    Advisor: Giorgio Rizzoni
  • Spencer Tyce, History
    German Conquistadors and Venture Capitalists: The Welser Company’s Commercial Experiment in 16th Century Venezuela and the Caribbean World
    Advisor: Stephanie Smith
  • Neha Godiwala, Psychology
    The Impact of Cancer-Specific Stress on Psychological, Physical, and Immunological Responses in Relapsed/Refractory Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
    Advisor: Barbara Andersen
  • May 15
  • Christina Garcia, Spanish & Portuguese
    Gradience and variability of intervocalic /s/ voicing in Highland Ecuadorian Spanish
    Advisor: Terrell Morgan

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