Defense

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.

Monday, April 23, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

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

Monday, April 23, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
IU School of Social Work
Social Work
Taekyung Park
Perspectives of Transformational Leadership by Child Welfare Workers: Impacts on Turnover Intention
ES 4130
Chair: Robert Vernon, Ph.D., 317-274-6717

Thursday, April 26, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
IU School of Philanthropy
Philanthropic Studies
Ruth K. Hansen
The Role of Stigma in Writing Charitable Appeals
University Hall, Room 3011
Chair: Lehn M. Benjamin, Ph.D., 317-278-8906

Monday, April 30, 2018, 300 p.m.
IU School of Health & Rehabilitation Science
Health & Rehabilitation Science
Ryan Edward Cardinal
Kinematic Changes Following Robotic-assisted Upper Extremity Rehabilitation in Children with Hemiplegia: Dosage Effects on Movement Time
Long 306
Chair: Peter Altenburger, Ph.D., PT, 317-278-0703

Friday, May 4, 3018 1:00 p.m.
IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Madawi Hamad Alotaibi
The Effectiveness of Robot-assisted, Task-specific Ankle Training in Improving Deficits Across the Three Domains of the ICF in Children with Cerebral Palsy (CP)
RG 4160
Co-chairs: Peter Altenburger, Ph.D., PT, 317-278-0703, Brent L. Arnold, Ph.D., ATC, FNATA, 317-278-8658

Monday, May 7, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
IU School of Scoial Work
Social Work
Son Hyemin
Established Multicultural Families Work and Life: The Impact of Employment and Perceived Korean Husbands Practical Support on Migrant Wives Life Satisfaction
ES 4130
Chair: Margaret E. Ademak, Ph.D., 317-274-6730

Monday, May 7, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
IU School of Medicine
Pharmacology
Lakshmi Milind Prabhu
Targeting Protein Arginine Methyltransferase 5 as a Novel Therapeutic Approach in Pancreatic and Colorectal Cancer
R3 C203
Chair: Tao Lu, Ph.D., 317-278-0520

Monday, May 7, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
Biostatistics
Mengjie Zheng
Joint Modeling of Longitudinal and Survival Outcomes Using Generalized Estimating Equations
HITS 1110
Chair: Sujuan Gao, Ph.D., 317-274-0820

Tuesday, May 8.2018, 9:00 a.m.
IU School of Informatics and Computing
Informatics
Ao Zhou
Characterizing Alternative Splicing and Long Non-coding RNA with High-throughput Sequencing Technology
HS 5007
Chair: Huanmaei Wu, Ph.D., 317-278-1692

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
IU School of Medicine
Anatomy & Cell Biology
Stacey Marie Dunham
Impacts on Student Learning and the Gross Anatomy Experience in Medical Education with the Implementation of Reciprocal Peer Teaching and Self-Directed Learning
Jordan Hall 102
Chair: Valerie D O'Loughlin, Ph.D., 812-855-7723

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
Epidemiology
Marion Siegrid Greene
The Risks and Consequences of Opioid Misuse
RG 50000
Co-chairs: Terrell W. Zollinger, Ph.D., 317-846-0816; Gregory K. Steele, Ph.D., 317-274-3174

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
IU School of Medicine
Anatomy & Cell Biology
Barbie Ann Klein
Simulation in Medical Education: A Case Study Evaluating the Efficacy of High-fidelity Patient Simulation
Jordan Hall 102
Chair: Valerie D. O'Loughlin, Ph.D., 812-855-7723

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
IU School of Medicine
Medical & Molecular Genetics
Jason Jae-Hyuk Kwon
Pathophysiological Role of MicroRNA-29 in Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma
R4 Room 101
Chair: Janaiah Kota, Ph.D., 317-278-2105

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
IU School of Informatics and Computing
Informatics
Suranga Nath Kasthurirathne
The Use of Clinical, Behavioral and Social Determinants of Health to Improve Identification of Patients in Need of Advanced Care for Depression
IT 497
Chair: Josette Jones, Ph.D., 317-274-8059

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
Biostatistics
Shi Zhao
Statistical Comparisons for Nonlinear Curves and Surfaces
HITS Room 3001
Chair: Wanzhu Tu, Ph.D., 317-278-6451