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Dissertation Defense Calendar

Upcoming Dissertation Defenses

NOTE: Unless otherwise stated, the public is invited to attend dissertation defenses.

Mar 30 Jeffery R. Dean, a doctoral student in Education Policy (EDPO) will defend his/her dissertation titled "Comparing Schools: From Value-Added to Sound Policy" on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM in Graduate Education Building, in room 249.

Mar 30 Zhigang Gui, a doctoral student in Physics (PHYS) will defend his/her dissertation titled "Static and Dynamical Properties of Ferroelectrics and Related Materials in Bulk and Nanostructure Forms" on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 11:40 AM in Physics Building, in room 134.

Mar 30 Sandra Schmitt, a doctoral student in Biology (BIOL) will defend his/her dissertation titled "dLipin- A Link Between Lipid Metabolism, Glucose Homeostasis and Growth in Drosophila Melanogaster" on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 01:00 PM in Science and Engineering Building, in room 606.

Mar 31 Julius Sheldon Morehead, a doctoral student in Mechanical Engineering (MEEG) will defend his/her dissertation titled "Characterization of Nano-Porous Si-Cu Composites to Enhance Lubricant Retention Impacting the Tribological Properties of Sliding Surfaces" on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 12:00 PM in Mechanical Engineering Building, in the Stalker Library (room 209).

Mar 31 Rochelle Abram Keogh, a doctoral student in Higher Education (HIED) will defend his/her dissertation titled "Long-term Impact of Teacher Training for Mexican English-language Teachers" on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 03:30 PM in Uptown Campus Building West, in room 230.

Apr 01 Katherine Knierim, a doctoral student in Environmental Dynamics (ENDY) will defend his/her dissertation titled "Stable Isotopes as a Tool to Characterize Carbon Cycling and Develop Hydrologic Budgets in Mantled Karst Settings" on Wednesday, April 01, 2015 at 01:30 PM in Ozark Hall, in room 17.

Apr 03 Alexander Miguel Lopez-Rosa, a doctoral student in Chemical Engineering (CHEG) will defend his/her dissertation titled "Novel Separation Methods using Electrodialysis/Electrodeionization for Product Recovery and Power Generation" on Friday, April 03, 2015 at 09:00 AM in Bell Engineering Center, in the Upchurch Conference Room (room 3162).

Apr 06 Jennifer L. Vincenzo, a doctoral student in Kinesiology (KINS) will defend his/her dissertation titled "The Effect of Balance-Based Torso-Weighting on Balance, Function, and Falls Efficacy in Mobility Limited Older Adults" on Monday, April 06, 2015 at 11:00 AM in Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building, in the Faculty Lounge (room 323).

Apr 06 Toyin Christie Aseeperi, a doctoral student in Chemical Engineering (CHEG) will defend his/her dissertation titled "Numerical Modeling of Fluid Migration in Hydraulically Fractured Formations" on Monday, April 06, 2015 at 03:00 PM in Bell Engineering Center, in the Upchurch Conference Room (room 3162).

Apr 07 Canh Ngoc Dang, a doctoral student in Civil Engineering (CVEG) will defend his/her dissertation titled "Measurement of Transfer and Development Lengths of 0.7 in. Strands on Pretensioned Concrete Elements" on Tuesday, April 07, 2015 at 12:15 PM in Bell Engineering Center, in the Civil Engineering Conference Room (room 4192).

Apr 07 Jacob Hendricks, a doctoral student in Computer Science (CSCE) will defend his/her dissertation titled "Simulation in Algorithmic Self-assembly" on Tuesday, April 07, 2015 at 01:00 PM in J.B. Hunt Building, in room 532.

Apr 09 Morgan Race, a doctoral student in Civil Engineering (CVEG) will defend his/her dissertation titled "Amount of Uncertainty in the Methods Utilized to Design Drilled Shaft Foundations" on Thursday, April 09, 2015 at 09:00 AM in Bell Engineering Center, in the Civil Engineering Conference Room (room 4192).

Apr 09 Aixa Garcia Mont, a doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction (CIED) will defend his/her dissertation titled "The impact of Latino growth on educational institutions in Northwest Arkansas from 1990-2010: Two decades of change in curriculum design, educational resources and services for Latino students" on Thursday, April 09, 2015 at 10:00 AM in Peabody Hall, in room 308.

Apr 09 Benjamin L. Davis, a doctoral student in Space and Planetary Sciences (SPAC) will defend his/her dissertation titled "Logarithmic Spiral Arm Pitch Angle of Spiral Galaxies: Measurement and Relationship to Galactic Structure and Nuclear Supermassive Black Hole Mass" on Thursday, April 09, 2015 at 02:30 PM in Physics Building, in room 134.

Apr 09 Gary William Udouj, Jr., a doctoral student in Adult and Lifelong Learning (ADLL) will defend his/her dissertation titled "An Investigation of Perceptions of Program Quality Support of Adult Basic Education Programs in Arkansas" on Thursday, April 09, 2015 at 03:00 PM in Graduate Education Building, in the Dean's Conference Room (room 325).

Apr 10 Jennifer Whitney Ash, a doctoral student in Education Policy (EDPO) will defend his/her dissertation titled "A Promise Kept in El Dorado? Evaluating K-12 Achievement and Graduation in the Presence of a Universal, Place-Based College Scholarship Program" on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 09:00 AM in Graduate Education Building, in room 249.

Apr 10 Asmaa Elkadi, a doctoral student in Electrical Engineering (ELEG) will defend his/her dissertation titled "Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Arrays for High Frequency Applications" on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 09:00 AM in Bell Engineering Center, in the Electrical Engineering Conference Room (room 3212).

Apr 10 Megan Estelle Troutman, a doctoral student in English (ENGL) will defend his/her dissertation titled "(Re)Animating the Horror Genre: Explorations in Children’s Animated Horror Films" on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 12:00 PM in Kimpel Hall, in room 339.

Apr 10 Sheri Lynn Herron, a doctoral student in Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences (CSES) will defend his/her dissertation titled "Reducing Nutrient Runoff from Poultry Farms Using Locally-Sourced Iron and Aluminum Byproducts" on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 03:30 PM in Plant Science Building, in the Conference Room (room 103).

Apr 13 David Harold McCreery, a doctoral student in Poultry Science (POSC) will defend his/her dissertation titled "Water consumption behavior in broilers" on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 02:00 PM in Poultry Science Building, in the Fourth Floor Conference Room (room 413).

Apr 13 Andrew Aberle, a doctoral student in Higher Education (HIED) will defend his/her dissertation titled "Community College Student Achievement in Web Based Software-Enhanced Developmental Mathematics Courses" on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 03:00 PM in Graduate Education Building, in room 249.

Apr 13 Michael B. Moyer, a doctoral student in Public Policy (PUBP) will defend his/her dissertation titled "Police/Citizen Encounters: An Examination of Less Lethal Weapons, Their Effectiveness, and Officer Decision Making" on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 03:30 PM in Old Main, in room 430.

Apr 14 Ryan Van Roekel, a doctoral student in Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences (CSES) will defend his/her dissertation titled "Physiological and Nutritional Characterization of High Yield Soybean" on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 09:00 AM in Altheimer Laboratory, in the Large Conference Room.

Apr 14 Kimberly Garrett, a doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction (CIED) will defend his/her dissertation titled "Leadership Behaviors Used By Principals of Large High Schools Compared to Principals of Small High Schools: A Comparative Multi-Case Study" on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 09:00 AM in Graduate Education Building, in room 156.

Apr 14 Kimberly Garrett, a doctoral student in Curriculum and Instruction (CIED) will defend his/her dissertation titled "Leadership Behaviors Used By Principals of Large High Schools Compared to Principals of Small High Schools: A Comparative Multi-Case Study" on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 09:00 AM in Graduate Education Building, in room 156.

Apr 16 Sefat Alwarsh, a doctoral student in Chemistry (CHEM) will defend his/her dissertation titled "Novel [3,3]- and [1,3]- Rearrangements of Azole-derived N,X-Ketene Acetals" on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 03:30 PM in Chemistry Building, in room 105.

Apr 17 Jennifer C. Mallette, a doctoral student in English (ENGL) will defend his/her dissertation titled "Engineer as Writer and Woman: Gender, Identity, and Professional Discourse" on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 10:30 AM in Kimpel Hall, in room 321.