Doctoral Oral Exams for March 8–12

The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates. All exams will be held via video conferencing. Contact the department for online meeting information.

Final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates are scheduled as follows:

Xingjie Chen, Ph.D., Psychological and Brain Sciences, Monday, March 8, 2 p.m. Dissertation: “Representative of Reward and Risk in the Brain’s Motor System: Studies in Adolescents and Adults.” Youngbin Kwak, chr.

Adithya Kommini, Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Science, Monday, March 8, 3 p.m. Dissertation: “Towards Higher Power Factor in Semiconductor Thermoelectrics: Bandstructure Engineering and Potential Barriers.” Zlatan Aksamija, chr.

Yunbing Tan, Ph.D., Food Science, Tuesday, March 9, 10 a.m. Dissertation: “Investigation on the Factors Impacting the Bioaccessibility of Oil-Soluble Vitamins: Food Matrix Effects.” D. Julian McClements, chr.

Jingyao Hou, Ph.D., School of Public Health and Health Sciences, Tuesday, March 9, 3 p.m. Dissertation: “Statistical Methods to Accommodate Censored Covariates in Regression Analysis.” Jing Qian, chr.

Abbey Nachman, Ph.D., College of Education, Friday. March 12, 9 a.m. Dissertation: “Exploring the Relationship between School Organization Health, Advice Seeking Networks, and Student Behavior.” John Hintze, chr.

Seong Eun Hong, Ph.D., College of Education, Friday, March 12, 9:30 a.m. Dissertation: “Evaluating Approaches for Dealing with Omitted Items in Large-Scale Assessments.” Scott Monroe, chr.

Francis Tainter, Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Friday, March 12, 1 p.m. Dissertation: “Understanding the Safety Impacts of Left-Turn Infrastructure on the Vulnerable Driving Population.” Michael Knodler, chr.

Katsiaryna Aniskovich, Ph.D., College of Education, Friday, March 12, 3 p.m. Dissertation: “School Connectedness through the Eyes of Hispanic/Latinx Students and Their Teachers.” Sara Whitcomb, chr.

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Li Wang, Ph.D., Mathematics and Statistics, Friday, March 12, 3 p.m. Dissertation: “Model-Free Descriptive Modeling for Multivariate Categorical Data with an Ordinal Dependent Variable.” Daeyoung Kim, chr.


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