Doctoral Exam Schedule

Juan Riquelme, Economics, "Three Essays in Econometric Methods," May 22, 2015, 3:00 p.m., 4103 Nelson Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Mehmet Caner.

Crystal Wood, Adult & Community College Education, "Motivation to Participate in Faculty Development: A Case Study of North Carolina Community College Excellence in Teaching Award Winners," May 27, 2015, 3:00 p.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professors: Dr. James Bartlett / Dr. Michelle Bartlett.

Ticola Ross, Psychology, "Exploring the Relationships between Youth Activism, Developmental Assets, and Sociopolitical Conciousness in Emerging Adulthood," May 28, 2015, 9:00 a.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Craig Brookins / Dr. Jessica DeCuir-Gunby.

Brad Jones, Educational Administration & Supervision, "A Case Study on Peer Observation of Teaching: Implications for Evaluation and Professional Growth," May 28, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Kevin Brady.

Kehui Wang, Statistics, "Combined Estimation for Quantile Regression," May 28, 2015, 1:00 p.m., SAS Hall 5202. Major Professors: Dr. Haixia Judy Wang /Dr. Howard Bondell.

Euijin Choo, Computer Science, "Information Assurance in Electronic Commerce Market," May 29, 2015, 10:00 a.m., EBII 3211. Major Professors: Dr. Ting Yu/Dr. Min Chi.

Judith Brown, Mechanical Engineering, "The Modeling of Coupled Electromagnetic-Thermo-Mechanical Laser Interactions and Microstructural Behavior of Energetic Aggregates," June 1, 2015, 9:30 a.m., EBIII,3115. Major Professor: Dr. Mohammed Zikry.

Seyedehmahsan Mohsenin, Design, "Asessing Daylight Performance in Atrium Buildings by Using Climate Based Daylight Modeling," June 6, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 130 Kamphoefner Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Jianxin Hu.

Raymond Jacobs, Horticultural Science, " Inheritance of Rate-Limiting Foliar Resistance to Anthracnose Crown Rot and Fruit Rot in Cultivated Strawberry," June 8, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 121 Kilgore Hall. Major Profesor: Dr. Craig Yencho.

Elizabeth Saylor-Laudano, Curriculum & Instruction, "Preservice Elementary Teachers' Perspectives about Feminism," June 10, 2015, 8:30 a.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Megan Manfra / Dr. Beth Sondel.

Ranran Xiao, Textile Technology Management, "An Examination of Global Apparel Sourcing Pattern Among Retail Channels in the US Market," June 10, 2015, 2:00 p.m., 3238 College of Textiles. Major Professors: Dr. Marguerite Moore / Dr. Traci Lamar.

Susan Shapiro, Comparative Biomedical Science, "Molecular Characterization of Canine Urothelial Carcinoma," June 11, 2015, 9:00 a.m., 101 RB CVM. Major Professor: Dr. Matthew Breen.

Navid Rahbari-Asr, Electrical Engineering, "Cooperative Distributed Scheduling in Smart-Grids," June 15, 2015, 10:00 a.m., EBII-2075. Major Professor: Dr. Mo-Yuen Chow.

Rahul Pandita, Computer Science, "Inferring Semantic Information from Natural-Language Software Artifacts," June 15, 2015, 11:00 a.m., 3300 (EBII). Major Professor: Dr. Laurie Williams.

William Wheeless, Mathematics, "Additional Symmetries of the Extended Toda Hierarchy," June 16, 2015, 2:00 p.m., 3282 SAS. Major Professor: Dr. Bojko Bakalov.

Bradley Turnbull, Statistics, "Non-Parametric Regression Models for Ordinal predictors and Unimodal Density Estimation Featuring Bernstein Polynomials," June 17, 2015, 10:30 a.m., 5202 SAS Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Sujit Ghosh.

Drew Marticornea, Horticultural Science, "Statistical Analyses of Diverse Issues in Sustainable Agriculture," June 18, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 121 Kilgore Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Nancy Creamer.

Aysu Ezen Can, Computer Science, "Unsupervised Dialogue Act Modeling for Tutorial Dialogue Systems," June 19, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 3211 EB II. Major Professor: Dr. Kristy Boyer.

Meltem Yanilmaz, Fiber & Polymer Science, "Novel Nanofiber-based Membrane Separators for Lithium-ion Batteries," June 19, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 3438 COT. Major Professor: Dr. Xiangwu Zhang.

Isaac Bryan, Materials Science & Engineering, "Al-rich AIGaN and AIN Growth on Bulk AIN Single Crystal Substrates," June 22, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 303 RB1. Major Professor: Dr. Zlatko Sitar.

Zachary Bryan, Materials Science & Engineering, "Optical Characterization and Point Defect Control in III-Nitrides," June 22, 2015, 3:00 p.m., 303 RB1. Major Professor: Dr. Ramon Collazo.

Shuo Chen, Mechanical Engineering, "A study on properties of novel metallic foam for nuclear applications," June 26, 2015, 8:00 a.m., 3235 EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. Afsaneh Rabiei.

Steven Dundas, Economics, " Quantifying the Welfare Effects Adaptation to Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss in Coastal Areas," June 30, 2015, 2:00 p.m., 4103 Nelson Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Roger Von Haefen.

Adam Dengler, Biomedical Engineering, "Microfabricated Electrochemical Sensor for In Vivo Detection of Neurotransmitters and Metabolites," July 7, 2015, 10:00 a.m., MacNider 321. Major Professor: Dr. Greg McCarty.

Luis Alberto H. do Nascimento, Civil Engineering, "Implementation and Validation of the Viscoelastic Continuum Damage Theory for Asphalt Mixture and Pavement Analysis in Brazil." July 10, 2015, 9:00 a.m., 206/Mann Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Youngsoo R. Kim.

Brett Coonley, Mathematics, "Sequential Programming for PDE Constrained Optimizations," July 14, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 3282 SAS. Major Professor: Dr. Kaufumi Ito.

Stephanie Mathews, Microbiology/Forest Biomaterials, "Biodegradation and Bioconversion of Lignocellulosic Waste Streams by Paenibacillus Glucanolyticus," July 21, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 3503 Thomas Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Amy Grunden / Dr. Joel Pawlak.

Kamal K.C., Computer Science, "Performance tuning of Hadoop," August 4, 2015, 9:30 a.m., EBII 3300. Major Professor: Dr. Vincent W. Freeh.

Jian He, Marine, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, "Development and Evaluation of Earth System Models on Global and Regional Sales: Aerosol Chemistry and Dynamics, Air-Sea Interactions, and Retrospective Decadal Applications," August 14, 2015, 8:00 a.m., 1132 Jordan Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Yang Zhang / Dr. Ruoying He.

Fernanda da Costa Portugal Duarte, Communications, Rhetoric and Digital Media, "Self making, hybrid spaces and biopolitics in the Internet of Things," October 2, 2015, 9:00 a.m., M-8 Caldwell Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Adriana de Souza e Silva.