Upcoming Ph.D. Dissertation Defense Announcements

Upcoming Announcements

This list of scheduled Ph.D. dissertation defenses is posted so that faculty and others may attend the defense. If you wish to attend, please contact the committee chair in advance as a courtesy.

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

IU School of Philanthropy
Philanthropic Studies
Yuan Tian
Can Too Much Similarity to Self Backfire? The Effects of Different Levels of Similarity on Charitable Donations
University Hall 3011
Chair: Sara Konrath, Ph.D., 317-278-8971

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
Chenghao Chu
Modeling Longitudinal Data with Interval Censored Anchoring Events
HITS 1110
Co-chairs: Ying Zhang, Ph.D., 317-2785482; Wanzhu Tu, Ph.D., 317-278-6451

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
Kim Nichollette Williams-Pulfer
Philanthropic Studies
Get Involved: Stories of The Caribbean Postcolonial Black Middle Class and the Development of Civil Society
LFSOP Medium Conference Room 3017
Co-chair: John H. Stanfield, II, Ph.D., +27-64-735-9228; Jennifer Thorington Springer, Ph.D., 317-278-2636

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
IU School of Medicine
Cellular & Integrative Physiology
Arianne Aslamy
DOC2B Enhancement of Beta Cell Function and Survival
MS 326
Co-chairs: Debbie Thurmond, Ph.D., 626-218-0190; Jeffry Elmendor, Ph.D., 317-274-7852

Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
IUPUI School of Science
Applied Earth Sciences
Xuefei Lu
Climate Change and Ecohydrological Processes in Drylands: The Effects of CO2 Enrichment, Precipitation Regime Change and Temperature Extremes
UL 1126
Chair: Lixin Wang, Ph.D., 317-274-7764

Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
IU School of Education
Urban Education Studies
Kirsten Rose Robbins
Gender, Subjectivity, and the Material-Discursive School Entanglement
ES 3138B
Chair: Gary Pike, Ph.D., 317-274-8213

Thursday, April 5, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
IU School of Medicine
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Wei Zhao
Decreased JMJD3 Expression in Mesenchymal Stem Cells Contributes to Long-term Suppression of Osteoblast Differentiation in Multiple Myeloma
R3 303/305
Chair: G. David Roodman, M.D., Ph.D., 317-274-3589

Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
IU School of Health & Rehabilitation Science
Health & Rehabilitation Science
Sarah Ann Shue
Exploring the Impact of Career Transition on Athletes and Military Personnel: A Mixed Methods Study
RG 3066
Chair: Niki Munk, Ph.D., 317-278-8658

Monday, April 23, 2018
IUPUI School of Science
Applied Earth Sciences
Kudzai Farai Kaseke
A Stable Isotope Approach to Investigate Ecohydrological Processes in Namibia
UL 1126
Chair: Lixin Want, Ph.D., 317-274-7764