Graduate College

Defense Calendar

Week of February 17 - 23, 2019Friday, February 229:00 am
Data-Driven Inference in Populations of Agents
Elham Shaabani
Computer Science (PHD)
BYENG 210
1:30 pm
The Effects of Cognitive Engagement While Learning About Misinformation on Social Media
Tome Martinez
Educational Technology (PHD)
BYENG 365
Week of February 24 - March 02, 2019Monday, February 2510:00 am
Adoption and Resistance of Service Innovations by Travelers in the Sharing Economy
Seojin Lee
Community Resources and Development (PHD)
UCENT 480A
Wednesday, February 2710:00 am
Assessing the Relationship Between Cobalamin Deficiency and Methylation Capacity in a Vegetarian Population
Noel Ugarte
Nutrition (MS)
ABC1 122
10:30 am
Heat Stress Degrades Hiking Performance
Joshua Linsell
Exercise and Wellness (MS)
531
12:00 pm
Design and Performance Analysis of Functional Split in Virtualized Access Networks
Ziyad Alharbi
Electrical Engineering (PHD)
GWC 409
Thursday, February 2810:00 am
Adaptive Curvature for Stochastic Optimization
Trevor Barron
Computer Science (MS)
102-01
Friday, March 019:30 am
Siguiendo las huellas de la chola en Bolivia Levantamiento de una cartografía cultural alteña
Norma Lopez
Spanish (PHD)
LL165
10:30 am
Suppositions for Desert Modernism: An Architectural Framework Informed by Climate, Natural Light and Topography
Edmundo Soltero
Design, Environment and the Arts (PHD)
CDN 159
Week of March 03 - 09, 2019Tuesday, March 053:30 pm
Engineering and Delivery of Synthetic Chromatin Effectors
Stefan Tekel
Biological Design (PHD)
ISTB1 227
Wednesday, March 0610:00 am
Contract Administration Functions and Tools in Design-Build and Construction Manager/General Contractor Project Delivery in U.S. Highway Construction
Dean Papajohn
Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering (PHD)
CAVC 501
2:00 pm
Fostering Student Engagement through an Online Community of Learning: A Mixed Methods Action Research Dissertation
Obiageli Sneed
Leadership and Innovation (EDD)
MU 224 (GILA)
Thursday, March 0712:00 pm
Misinformation Detection in Social Media
Liang Wu
Computer Science (PHD)
BYENG 510
Friday, March 089:00 am
Atmospheric sounding data as tools for forecasting severe hail and ozone accumulation in Arizona during the North American Monsoon
Jonny Malloy
Geography (PHD)
COOR 5501
10:30 am
Graduation is Not the Finish Line: Building Professional Teacher Identity in Pre-Service Teachers
Toya Abrams
Leadership and Innovation (EDD)
FAB S211
Week of March 10 - 16, 2019Monday, March 1110:30 am
Morality as Causality: Explaining Public Opinion on US Government Drone Strikes
Christopher Davis
Political Science (PHD)
COOR 6761
11:00 am
CMOS MESFET cascode amplifiers for RFIC applications
Payam Habibimehr
Electrical Engineering (PHD)
GWC 487
3:00 pm
Sun Radiation in Moderate Environmental Conditions Does Not Affect Fluid Balance in Female Collegiate Soccer Players
Stephanie Olzinski
Nutrition (MS)
CSAC 330
Tuesday, March 1210:00 am
Comparative Study of HVAC and HVDC Transmission Systems With a Proposed Machine Learning Algorithms for Fault Detection
Bassam Albannai
Electrical Engineering (MS)
ENGRC 533
10:00 am
Early Childhood Education/Educare Career Express ECE2: A Program for Retention and Completion of Community College Students in the Area of Child Development
Deborah Deibert
Leadership and Innovation (EDD)
ED 312
11:00 am
Desterritorialización y territorialización en los testimonios de Asunta Quispe Huamán, Munú Actis, et al y Reyna Grande
Beatriz Rodriguez
Spanish (PHD)
LL 165
Wednesday, March 132:00 pm
Three Essays on Health and Health Care in Society: Public Values, Genomic Policies, and Socio-technical Futures of Our Lifespan
Nathaniel Wade
Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology (PHD)
DISCVRY 246
2:30 pm
Synergy Between Plant-Expressed Recombinant Universal Influenza A Vaccine Candidates
Brandon Favre
Molecular and Cellular Biology (MS)
LSE 232
Thursday, March 1412:00 pm
Collaborative Language Learning in Higher Education: student engagement and language self-efficacy in a communicative, flipped context
Rashmi Rama
Leadership and Innovation (EDD)
FAB S210
Friday, March 153:30 pm
Differential Equation Models for Understanding Phenomena beyond Experimental Capabilities
Wendy Caldwell
Applied Mathematics (PHD)
WXLR 206
Week of March 17 - 23, 2019Monday, March 188:00 am
Local Family Connection and Support through the First Semester of College
Sarah Brice
Leadership and Innovation (EDD)
ED 146
11:30 am
Thesis Launch: Helping Students Begin the Undergraduate Honors Thesis Process
Trisha Eardley
Leadership and Innovation (EDD)
EDB 107
2:00 pm
Re-conceptualization of economic migrants: Mexico and NAFTA
Cinthia Valenzuela
Social Justice and Human Rights (MA)
FAB N302
2:00 pm
Finding Community in Learning: Encouraging Group Learning and Cohesiveness in the Workplace
Andrew Lang
Leadership and Innovation (EDD)
ED 312
3:00 pm
First Year Students' Meal Plans and Dining Hall Use: Differences by Food Insecurity, and Similarities among Roommates.
Irene van Woerden
Exercise and Nutritional Sciences (PHD)
HLTHN 301
Tuesday, March 191:15 pm
Water Infrastructure Modeling and Control under Extreme Drought and Limited Power Availability Conditions
Puneet Nandkumar Khatavkar
Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering (PHD)
CAVC 401
Wednesday, March 209:00 am
Structural perspectives on glycosaminoglycan-binding proteins and their receptors
Wei Feng
Biochemistry (PHD)
PSC 103
Thursday, March 219:00 am
Maintaining Performance: Evidence-Based Educational Facility Management Through A Decision-Support Tool Leveraging Prior Empirical Research
Michael Beauregard
Construction Management (PHD)
CAVC 501
9:00 am
Executive Communication and Ideology: An inflated Worldview Faced with a Dilemma
Kirk Errickson
Communication (PHD)
STAUF A431
10:00 am
Professional Development and Teacher Self-Efficacy In Supporting Students with Special Needs
Emerald Ochonogor
Leadership and Innovation (EDD)
FAB BUFFALO
2:00 pm
"A Selection of Sacred Hymns": Singing Women into Citizenship in Zion
Rachel Lundwall
English (MA)
RBHL 117
3:00 pm
The Experiences of Black Mothers With Incarcerated Children With a Focus On Their Sons
Latonya White
Social Justice and Human Rights (MA)
FAB N302
Friday, March 2210:00 am
Physiological ecology of biological soil crust cyanobacteria
Ana Maria Giraldo Silva
Environmental Life Sciences (PHD)
BDB 105
10:00 am
Bad Faith Rhetorics in Online Discourses of Race, Gender, and Class
Holly Fulton
English (Writing, Rhetorics, and Literacies) (PHD)
RBHL 196
10:00 am
Improving Sentence Comprehension Post-Stroke Using Neuroimaging and Neuropsychological Approaches
Arianna LaCroix
Speech and Hearing Science (PHD)
COOR 3501
11:00 am
Molecular Design, Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Metalloporphyrins for Electrocatalytic and Photoelectrosynthetic Hydrogen Production
Diana Khusnutdinova
Chemistry (PHD)
CL1-21
1:00 pm
Connectivity in Complex Networks: Measures, Inference and Optimization
Chen Chen
Computer Science (PHD)
BYENG 455
Week of March 24 - 30, 2019Monday, March 259:00 am
A Historical Ecology of Metal Pollution in the Sonoran Desert
Cyrus Hester
Sustainability (Complex Adaptive Systems Science) (PHD)
WGHL 401
10:00 am
Hanging in the Balance: Gendered Identity in Sport
Alyson Haylor
Social Justice and Human Rights (MA)
FAB N302
3:00 pm
Fostering Student Engagement in a Residential College Setting
Timothy Leyson
Leadership and Innovation (EDD)
GLVCC 208B
Tuesday, March 2610:00 am
The Role of Teen Centers Investing in the Success of Latinx Youth
Courtney Gutierrez
Social Justice and Human Rights (MA)
FAB B 303
4:00 pm
Advancing Immigrant Justice in an Era of National Borders: A Comparative Study of Multi-Level Governance, Coalition-Building and Advocacy in the U.S. and Greece
Melanie Amoroso-Pohl
Social Justice and Human Rights (MA)
FAB N302
Wednesday, March 271:00 pm
Hans Gal - His Style and writing for the violin in his Sonata In D for Violin and Piano
Vladimir Gebe
Music (Performance) (DMA)
MUSIC E243
1:30 pm
The New Human Condition: Climate, Migration, Literature, and the Future
Kate Burns
English (MA)
BAC 324
1:30 pm
An Evaluation of Business Students' Perceptions About Their Personal Everyday Creativity
Sogol Homayoun
Leadership and Innovation (EDD)
EDB 107
Thursday, March 2810:00 am
Burnout and Psychological Capital in Rural Critical Access Hospital Nurses
Rebecca McCay
Nursing and Healthcare Innovation (PHD)
HLTHS 344/348
Friday, March 2910:00 am
Interdisciplinary Engineering Education Research Collaborations: Exploring Ways of Thinking using a Mixed Methods Approach
Medha Dalal
Learning, Literacies and Technologies (PHD)
ED 312
10:00 am
Factors Contributing to Self-Reported Student Pilot Fatigue
Mariah Harris
Technology (Aviation Management and Human Factors) (MS TECH)
SANCA 130
1:00 pm
Impact of Physical Activity and Sleep on Bone Health
Tara Mahmood
Nutrition (MS)
ABC1 146
2:00 pm
Radiation-induced nanoparticle formation as novel means of in vivo / in vitro dosimetry
Karthik Subramaniam Pushpavanam
Chemical Engineering (PHD)
ECG 227
3:00 pm
COMPASSION FATIGUE IN HIGHER EDUCATION: Combatting the problem no one talks about
Shannon Lank
Leadership and Innovation (EDD)
ED 308
Week of March 31 - April 06, 2019Monday, April 018:30 am
Examining the effects of a high-fat diet on the development of metabolic syndrome and gut leakiness in male Sprague-Dawley rats
Melisa Crawford
Biology (PHD)
LSC 202
9:00 am
Villains and Heroes: An Analysis of Outlander's Portrayal of Sexual Violence
Mary Heath
Communication Studies (MA)
FAB N302
10:00 am
Reductive Dechlorination of Trichloroethene Sustained by Microbial Chain Elongation
Aide Robles
Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering (MS)
C135
2:00 pm
The Changing Tides of Bristol Bay: Salmon, Sovereignty, and Alaska Natives
Bridget Groat
History (PHD)
COOR 4401
Tuesday, April 0210:00 am
Toward Characterization of the Epoch of Reionization with Redshifted 21 cm One-point Statistics
Piyanat Kittiwisit
Astrophysics (PHD)
ISTB4 240
Wednesday, April 0310:00 am
Biohacking as mirrored resistance: A critical case study of socio-material do-it-yourself counter logics in response to the 2016 EpiPen crisis.
Matthew Donovan
Communication (PHD)
STAUF 417
12:00 pm
Health Management and Prognostics of Complex Structures and Systems
Guoyi Li
Mechanical Engineering (PHD)
PSH 330
12:30 pm
Designing and implementing ecological monitoring of aridland Urban Ecological Infrastructure (UEI): a case-study of design process and outcomes.
Christopher Sanchez
Sustainability (MS)
WGHL 323
1:00 pm
Jury Questions in Criminal Cases of Alleged Child Sexual Abuse
Anastacia Garcia-Johnson
Criminology and Criminal Justice (MS)
UCENT 620A
4:00 pm
The Decline of Democracy: How the State Uses Control of Food Production to Undermine Free Society
Alicia Ellis
Political Science (PHD)
COOR 6761
Thursday, April 048:00 am
Metabolism Tracking and the Mediating Effect of Sleep and Diet on Rate of Gestational Weight Gain
Kiley Vander Wyst
Exercise and Nutritional Sciences (PHD)
ABC1 230
9:30 am
Sustainability principles and the future of Phoenix, Arizona: framing the Salt River's urban waterway redevelopment
Veronica Horvath
Sustainability (MS)
BYOH 175S
1:00 pm
Developing Teacher Leader Identity Through Community of Practice
Deborah Grimshaw
Leadership and Innovation (EDD)
ED 425
2:30 pm
Student Navigator Program: Retention of First Semester Nursing Students
Salina Bednarek
Leadership and Innovation (EDD)
MERCC 213
Friday, April 0510:00 am
The Effect of Leading-Edge Geometry on the Induced Drag of a Finite Wing
Che Wei Ou
Aerospace Engineering (MS)
ECG 237
10:00 am
DNA Methylation and Expression Profiles for Parkinson's Biomarker Discovery
Adrienne Henderson-Smith
Molecular and Cellular Biology (PHD)
LSC 202
10:30 am
Functional brain differences predict challenging sentence comprehension in older adults
Megan Fitzhugh
Neuroscience (PHD)
COOR 2247
11:30 am
Pathways to Support for Integrationist Immigration Policymaking among U.S.-born Whites: Testing the Deprovincialization Hypothesis of the Intergroup Contact Theory and the Role of Latino Immigrant Threat Perception
Elizabeth Kiehne
Social Work (PHD)
UCENT 819
1:00 pm
Emotion Regulation and Social Anxiety in Romantic Relationships
Kaitlyn Schodt
Psychology (MS)
FAB S101
3:30 pm
Modeling the effect of urbanization on climate and dust generation over desert cities
Sherzad Tahir
Mechanical Engineering (PHD)
ECG 218
Week of April 07 - 13, 2019Monday, April 089:00 am
Comparison of Vaneless Counter-Rotating Power Extraction Engines for UAV Propulsion
Luke Burgett
Aerospace Engineering (MS)
ECG 236
11:00 am
Coyote's Transmergent Materiality: The Cyclic Nature of Indigenous Knowledge and Food Systems Contained in Pueblo Literature
Paris Masek
English (Literature) (PHD)
RBHL 117
12:00 pm
Who do we trust? Physiological and emotional responses to religious ingroup and outgroup members
Stephanie Thibault
Psychology (MS)
FAB S170A
Tuesday, April 0911:00 am
Selah: A Mixed Methods Investigation of the Impact of a Mindfulness-Based Retreat on Parents Mourning a Child
Kara Thieleman
Social Work (PHD)
UCENT 819
12:00 pm
The effects of acute aerobic and resistance exercise on mTOR signaling and autophagy in human skeletal muscle
Corey Mazo
Exercise and Wellness (MS)
ABC1 230
4:00 pm
Understanding student perceptions of Arizona State University's Downtown Campus built and social environments, and its impact on student wellbeing
Sydney Rood
Community Resources and Development (Sustainable Communities) (MS)
UCENT 580A
Wednesday, April 109:00 am
Investigating the Advancement of Middle School Mathematics Teachers' Meanings for Partitive Division by Fractional Values of Quantities
Matthew Weber
Mathematics Education (PHD)
ECA 385
9:45 am
Breast/milk as (In)visible Currency: Alternative Organizing, Inequality Regimes, and Corporeal Commodification in the Milk Banking Industry
Sarah Jones
Communication (PHD)
STAUF 417
10:00 am
Who Can You Trust? The Impact of Procedural Justice and Police Trust on Victimization Reporting.
Kayleigh Stanek
Criminology and Criminal Justice (MS)
UCENT 822A
3:00 pm
Grammatical Aspects of the Palestinian Dialect
Neimeh Mousa
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics (PHD)
RBHL 117
4:00 pm
WAKE UP BREATHING
Zijia Kong
Dance (MFA)
DISCVRY 113
Thursday, April 119:00 am
An Optimization-Simulation Two-Dimensional Model for Optimal Operating of River-Reservoirs Systems Under Flooding Conditions in Real-Time
Hasan Albo-Salih
Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering (PHD)
CAVC 331
10:30 am
Parametrically forced rotating and/or strati fied confi ned flows
Ke Wu
Applied Mathematics (PHD)
WXLR A 021
11:00 am
Evolutionary biomechanics of the rostrum of Curculio Linnaeus, 1758
Michael Jansen
Evolutionary Biology (PHD)
LSE 232
2:00 pm
Parametric forcing of confined and stratified flows
Jason Yalim
Applied Mathematics (PHD)
WXLR 021
3:00 pm
Sexual Communication and Perceived Barriers for Emerging Adult Women
Megan Farnworth
Communication Studies (MA)
FAB S101
3:30 pm
Fusion art with I-Ching An Interdisciplinary Choreography Project
Yayi Hu
Dance (MFA)
DISCVRY 123
Friday, April 129:30 am
Investigating the Current Status of Collegiate Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Organizations via a National Survey Study and Tracing the History of Arizona State University Emergency Medical Services Department
Jada Wang
Biology (Biology and Society) (MS)
LSE 244
10:00 am
The Emotionality Effect: The Role of Parental Emotion Expression in Child Mental Health
Hayley Seely
Psychology (MS)
FAB S170A
10:00 am
Building Interests in a Career in Teaching Among Latina/o Students at a Charter School
Elora Diaz
Leadership and Innovation (EDD)
103
10:00 am
Building Stronger Toddler Science Professional Learning and Development in Arizona
Eric Bucher
Leadership and Innovation (EDD)
312
10:00 am
The Impact of Trained Peer Tutors on Students' Academic Performance in a Correctional Environment
Gregory Fizer
Leadership and Innovation (EDD)
EDB PAYNE 107
10:00 am
Translating Teacher's Manuals into Digital Presentations: PowerPoint Presentations as Educative Curriculum Materials
Rebecca Freauff
Leadership and Innovation (EDD)
ED 308
10:00 am
Proteins and their Glycosylations as Diagnostic Biomarkers of Valley Fever
Natalie Mitchell
Microbiology (PHD)
LSC 202
1:00 pm
Syntax-Phonology Interactions in English
William Kruger
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics (PHD)
RBHL 117
Week of June 02 - 08, 2019Wednesday, June 059:00 am
Novel-Word Learning in Bilingual Children with Hearing Loss
Beatriz de Diego Lazaro
Speech and Hearing Science (PHD)
COOR 3501