Doctoral Exam Schedule

Darrell Steven Britt, Applied Mathematics, "High-Order Accurate Solutions to the Helmholtz Equation in the Presence of Boundary Singularities," February 27, 2015, 11:00 a.m., 3282 SAS. Major Professor: Dr. Semyon Tsynkov.

Kimberly Herman, Toxicology, "Evaluation of the Role of Human DNA Polymerase n on Cellular Mutagensis," February 27, 2015, 1:00 p.m., in Toxicology Auditorium. Major professors: Dr. Scott McCulloch/Dr. Yoshiaki Tsuji.

Megan Rebuli, Zoology, "Sex Specific Impact of Environmental Endocrine Dispuptors on Neuroendocrine Development and Behavior," February 27, 2015, 10:30 a.m., Room 206 Fox Labs. Major Professor: Dr. Heather Patisaul.

Matthew Vann, Crop Science, "Effects of Soil Tillage on Flue-Cured Tobacco Growth, Weed Control, Soil Physical Properties," February 27, 2015, 8:30 a .m ., Room 2405 Williams Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Loren Fisher.

Wenwen Zhang, Fiber and Polymer Science, "Wetting Behavior of Liquid Aerosols on Spider Webs and creation of Liquid Aerosol Barriers," February 27, 2015, 1:30 p.m., Room 3438 Textiles Building. Major Professor: Dr. Stephen Michielsen.

Yuelong Guo, Bioinformatics, Reconstruction of Plant and Nematode Interaction Network with Genetical Genomics Data Built upon an Enhanced Model Organism, Meloidogyne hapla," March 2, 2015, 10:00 a. m., Room 3217 Broughton Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Dahlia M. Nielsen.

Tara Parker, Educational Administration & Supervision, "Understanding the Private School Choice Decision Process: A Q-Methodology Study," March 2, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Matthew Militello.

Meredith Hendeson, Adult & Community College Education, "What a Tangled Web: Exploring the Role of Social Networks in Implementing a Global Education Initiative," March 2, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Julia Storberg-Walker.

Megan Tajlili, Counselor Education, "The Future Work-Life Balance Attitudes Scale: Creation of an Instrument to Assess Millennial College Women's Attitudes on Work-Life Balance," March 2, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 424 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Stanley Baker.

Zhengxin Tong, Electrical Engineering, "Silicon Millimeter-Wave Imaging Systems for Security and Biomedical Applications," March, 2, 2015, 2:00 p.m., 337MRC. Major Professor: Dr. Brian Floyd.

Jeffrey Covington, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, "Developing a Professional Embodiment of Movement: A Situational Analysis of Physical Therapist Clinical Instructors' Facilitation of Students' Emerging Integration of Movement in Practice," March 3, 2015, 2:00 p.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Susan Barcinas.

Christine Pesetski, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, "An Exploratory Case Study of Undergraduate Students in Recovery: An Application of Recovery Capital During Reentry," March 4, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 410 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Alyssa Rockenbach.

Justin Good, Educational Administration & Supervision, "Who Hears Us? A Case Study Exploring Teacher and Administrator Experience at a Turnaround School," March 4, 2015, 12:00 noon, 500 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Lance Fusarelli.

Jianbing Jiang, Chemistry, "Light-Harvesting Architectures with Natural Protein Scaffolds and Synthetic Chromophores," March 4, 2015, 3:00 p.m., 210 Dabney Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Jonathan Lindsey.

Avik Juneja, Computer Engineering, "Embedding Power: A Real-Time Approach in Incorporating Switching Power Converters within Low-Cost Embedded Systems," March 6, 2015, 9:00 a.m., 3110-EBII. Major Professor: Dr. Alexander Dean.

Christopher Nunalee, Marine, Earth & Atmos Sci, "A Dynamical Characterization of Atmospheric von Karman Vortex Streets Inducted by Bluff Topography," March 6, 2015, 9:00 a.m., 1132 Jordan Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Sukanta Basu.

Andrew Hughes, Technology Education, "Impact of Online Self-Regulated Professional Development on Technology and Engineering Educators Metacognitive Awareness," March 6, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Cameron Denson.

Maryanne Perrin, Nutrition-Food Science, "Increasing the Pool of Human Milk Bank Donors," March 6, 2015, 1:00 p.m., Room 232 Schaub Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Jonathan C. Allen/Dr. April Fogleman.

Jaewook Chung, Functional Genomics-Veterinary Medicine. " Disruption of HMGA2 Gene in Swine Reduces Growth," March 9, 2015, 2:00 p.m., Room 101 Research Building, CVM. Major Professor: Dr. Jorge A. Piedrahita.

Lisa Reid, Educational Administration & Supervision, "Strangers in the House: How Early College High School Students and Their College Partners Ensure Student Safety," March 12, 2015, 12 noon, 500 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Matthew Militello.

Aaron Herman, Mathematics, "Positive Root Bounds and Root Separation Bounds," March 16, 2015, 9:00 a.m., 3282 SAS. Major Professor: Dr. Hoon Hong.

Melita Mitchell, Adult & Community College Education, "Factors Influencing Prospective African American Doctoral Students at For-Profit Institutions," March 16, 2015, 9:00 a.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. James Bartlett.

Amir Botros, Civil Engineering, "Behavior and Design of Dapped Ends of Prestressed Concrete Thin-stemmed Members," March 16, 2015, 10:00 a.m., CFL 217. Major Professor: Dr. Sami Rizkalla.

Wencong Zhu, Electrical Engineering, "Novel Indium Calliuni Zinc Oxide Transistor Devices," March 16, 2015, 10:00 a.m, MRC 337. Major Professor: John Muth.

Marcus Collins, Higher Education Administration, "Navigating the Academy: Lumbee Indian Students and Higher Education," March 16, 2015, 11:00 a.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Audrey Jaeger.

Tuba Sahin, Chemistry, "Self-Assembled Light-Harvesting Systems Containing Tetrapyrrole Macrocycles," March 16, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 210 Dabney Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Jonathan Lindsey.

Tara Hudson, Educational Research and Policy Analysis, "A Grounded Theory of the Process of College Students' Interracial Friendship Development," March 17, 2015, 11:00 a.m., 410 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Alyssa Rockenbach.

Donald Warren, Physics, "Monte Carlo simulations of particle acceleration and photon production during the afterglow phase of gamma-ray butsts," March 17, 2015, 3:00 p.m., 319A Riddick. Major Professor: Dr. Don Ellision.

Kathleen Foote, Physics, "Setting the spread research based instructional strategies: the case of Scale-Up," March 18, 2015, 9:30 a.m., Riddick 415. Major Professor: Dr. Robert Beichner.

Lucy Jones, Educational Administration & Supervision, "The Experiences of Teachers and Principals with the Concurrent Implementation of Responsiveness to Instruction and Positive Behavior Intervention and Support," March 18, 2015, 12 noon, 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Tamara Young.

Prithwish Bhaumik, Statistics, "Bayesian Estimation and Uncertainty Quantification in Differential Equation Models," March 18, 2015, 2:00 p.m., 5202 SAS Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Subhashis Ghoshal.

Lela Baldwin, Educational Administration & Supervision, "The Expansion of Teach for America During the 2013 North Carolina General Assembly Session: A Case Study of Educational Policy Formation," March 19, 2015, 12 noon, 500 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Tamara Young.

Seyed Amirshayan Safavizadeh, Civil Engineering, "Fatigue and Fracture Characteristics of Grid-Reinforced Asphalt Concrete Pavement," March 20, 2015, 10:00 a.m., Mann Hall 206. Major Professor: Dr. Youngsoo Kim.

Andreas Schmidt, Chemistry, "Advancing Microelectrode Technology and Voltammetric Methodology for Improved Molecular Monitoring in Live Tissue," March 20, 2015, 12:30 p.m., 210 Dabney Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Leslie Sombers.

Tsung Yu Yang,, Economics, "Pollution Haven Hypothesis," March 20, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 4302 Nelson Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Ivan Kandilov.

Christen Brown, Educational Research and Policy Analysis, "Veterinary Science Professionals: An Exploratory Case Study of Women Navigating Careers as Veterinary Practice Owners," March 23, 2015, 9:00 a.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Diane Chapman.

Rui Mao, Electrical Engineering, "Modeling and Simulation of Phonon Transport at the Nanoscale for Optimum Thermal Management," March 23, 2015, 1:00 p.m., MRC-337. Major Professor: Dr. Ki Wook Kim.

James Parker, Educational Administration & Supervision, "Middle School Educators' Perceptions of Their Students and Schools on Academic Outcomes in Rural, Southeastern North Carolina," March 23, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 5202 SAS Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Matthew Militello / Dr. Susan Faircloth.

Binbin Zhou, Crop Science, " Novel Approaches to Gentically Engineer Tall Fescue for Fungal Disease Resistance," March 25, 2015, 9:00 a.m ., Room 2223 Williams Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Rongda Qu.

Shuo Chen, Mechanical Engineering, "A study on properties of novel metallic foam for nuclear applications," March 26, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 3235 EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. Afsaneh Rabiei.

Sri Vikram Palagummi, Mechanical Engineering, "Low frequency wideband vibration energy harvesting using diamagnetic stabilized levitation," March 26, 2015, 10:00 a.m., 3115 EBIII. Major Professor: Dr. Fuh-Gwo Yuan.

Mark Kenjarski, Educational Administration & Supervision, "Defining Teacher Leadership: Elementary Teachers' Perceptions of Teacher Leadership and the Conditionsl Which Influence its Develoment," March 27, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 206 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Matthew Militello.

Edward Sachet, Material Science and Engineering, "Transition Metal Oxides for Infrared Optoelectronics," March 31, 2015, 1:00 p.m., 3003 EBI. Major Professor: Dr. Jon-Paul Maria.

Hayley Dirscherl, Biomedical Engineering, "Characterization of the Major Histocompatibility Complex Class I Genes of Zebrafish," April 17, 2015, 9:30 a.m., CVM RB 101. Major Professors: Dr. Michael Gamesik/Dr. Jeffrey Yoder.

Seyedbehzad Nabavi, Electrical Engineering, "Measurement-Based Methods for Model Reduction, Identification, and Distributed Optimization of Power Systems," April 24, 2015, 9:30 a.m., Energy Board Room, FREEDM Keystone Science Center. Major Professor: Dr. Aranya Chakrabortty.

Yuriy Veytskin, Civil Engineering, "Nanoindentation Investigation of Asphalt Binder and Mastic Linear Viscoelasticity and Cohesion," April 28, 2015, 1:00 p.m., Mann 206. Major Professor: Dr. Christopher Bobko.

Engin Kapkin, Design, "Meaning Attribution Model of Product Forms: A Holistic Approach," May 7, 2015, 9:00 a.m., 102 Leazar Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Sharon Joines.