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Dissertation Defenses


Megan L. Murtaugh
Engineering PH Dependent Protein Binding Using Combinatorial Libraries.
Dr. James Horn
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
12 p. m.
La Touretta Hall, Room 300


Tun-Jen Hsiao
Carbon Allotropes for Applications in Energy Conversion.
Dr. Chhiu-Tsu Lin
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Tuesday, March 26, 2013
4 p. m.
La Tourette Hall, Room 300


Amy Diaz
Illinois Community College Chief Student Officers' Support for the Professional Development of College Middle Managers: An Adult Learning Perspective.
Dr. M. Cecil Smith
Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations

Monday, April 8, 2013
11 a. m.
Gabel Hall, 01D


Vera Williams
Raising the Bar: Career Pathways Among Women Working in the Child Welfare System.
Dr. LaVerne Gyant
Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education

Friday, April 5, 2013
10:30 a. m.
Gabel Hall 01D in the Learning Center


Sourabh Dhingra
Role of veA in Pathogenic Mold Aspergillus Fumigatus.
Dr. Ana Calvo
Department of Biological Sciences

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
2:30 p. m.
Montgomery Hall, Room 442


Thea Y. Perkins
A Study of Superintendent and School Board Relationships in the State of Illinois.
Dr. Joseph Saban
Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations

Monday, April 8 2013
10 a.m.
Graham Hall, Room 234


Marsha Black Chen
Voices from the Caribbean College Classrooms: The Academic and Lived Experience of Jamaican Non-Traditional Female Students in Higher Education.
Dr. LaVerne Gyant
Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
1:30 p. m.
Gabel 01D in the Learning Center


Mary L. McCarthy (Borth)
The Flower Beneath the Stone: Uncovering D. H. Lawrence's Natural Affinities with Georgia O'Keeffe, Virginia Wool f, Frida Kahlo, and the Mythic Laocoon.
Dr. David Gorman
Department of English

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
11 a. m.
Reavis Hall, Room 211


Melinda L. Scheuer
Linking Abusive Supervision to Engagement and Burnout: An Application of the Differentiated Job Demands & Resource Theory.
Dr. Lisa Finkelstein
Department of Psychology 
and
Dr. James Burton
Department of Management

March 22, 2013
11 a. m.
Psychology/Computer Science, Room 412


Jamie Hink
Out of the Mouths of Babes and Sucklings": The Role and Influence of Children and Youth in the Great Awakening.
Dr. Aaron Fogleman
Department of History

Monday, March 18, 2013
9 a. m.
Zulauf Hall, Room 1015


Michael R. Rossow
Giving Aid and Comfort to the Enemy: American Military Medical Treatment of Prisoners of War Under the Geneva Convention During the Second World War.
Dr. Beatrix Hoffman
Department of History

Wednesday, March 27, 2013
5 p. m.
Zulauf Hall, Room 1015


Rena Cotsones
The Town-Gown Relationship: Collaboration in University Communities.
Dr. Kurt Thurmaier
Department of Political Science

March 25, 2013
10 a. m.
Zulauf Hall, Room 1015


Lisa M. Rogers
The Effects of Counterfactual Thinking and Regulatory Focus on Creative Problem Solving.
Dr. Katja Wiemer
Department of Psychology

Monday, March 25, 2013
12 p. m.
Psychology/Computer Science Bldg, Room 358


Sandra Osburn
Study of Structure and Reactivity of the Radical Cations and Anions of Cysteine, its Derivatives, and Cysteine-Containing Peptides Using Ion-Molecule Reactions, Infrared Multi-Photon Dissociation Spectroscopy, and Density Functional Theory Calculations.
Dr. Victor Ryzhov
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

March 20, 2013
12 p. m.
La Tourette Hall, Room 300


Antwan Hampton
Rapid Regime Responses: An Urban Regime Analysis of Chicago's and Miami's Policy Responses to an Emerging Housing Crisis.
Dr. Brendon Swedlow
Department of Political Science

March 20, 2013
10:30 a. m.
IASBO Building, Executive Board Room


Patrick Sugrue
Non-Meromorpic Solutions to Differential Equations.
Dr. Zhuan Ye
Department of Mathematics Sciences

April 5, 2013
1 p. m.
DuSable, Room 280


Emily A. Kingery
A Christmas Canon: Literacy Influence and the Anthological Motive.
Dr. William Baker
Department of English

April 25, 2013
10 a. m.
Reavis Hall, Room 211


Lydia Gerzel-Short
Response to Intervention, Family Involvement, and Student Achievement at Tier 2: A Mixed Methods Study of K-1 Students and Their Families.
Dr. Elizabeth Wilkins
Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology & Foundation

March 25, 2013
9 a. m.
Graham Hall, Room 423


Jonathon Warnock
Diatom Dissolution in the Southern Ocean: Experimental Diatom Taphonomy With Application to Pliocene to Holocene Antarctic Sediments.
Dr. Reed Scherer
Department of Geology & Environmental Geosciences

March 18, 2013
1:30  p. m.
Gabel,  01F


Nicole Potts
Direct Arylation of Vinyl Halides and Triflates and Synthesis of Liver X Receptor Ligands.
Dr. Narayan Hosmane
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Friday, March 22, 2013
3 p. m.
La Tourette Hall, Room 300


Aaron Brent Dickson
Examining the Literacy Performance of Native English - and Native Spanish-Speaking Students Receiving Bilingual Instruction .
Dr. Christine Malecki
Department of Psychology

March 4, 2013
1 p. m.
Psychology/Computer Science Bldg, Room 358


Peter Borger
The Evolution of a Critical Perspective in Five Life Stories: A Multiple Case Study.
Dr. Gene Roth
Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education

March 18, 2013
1:30 p. m.
Gabel 01D in the Learning Center


Christine M. Leroux
On Universal Localization of Noncommutable Noetherian Rings.
Dr. Harvey Blau
Department of Mathematical Science

April 1, 2013
10 a. m.
DuSable Room 418


Kimberly Elizabeth Koehler-Freitag
Challenging Gifted and Talented Students Using a Cognitive Apprenticeship to Build Historical Expertise.
Dr. Elizabeth Wilkins
Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology & Foundation

March 18, 2013
9 a. m.
Graham Hall, Room 423


Melissa A. Campbell
Fantasies of Gender Dystopia in the Antifeminism of U.S. Popular Culture, 1890-1930.
Dr. James Schmidt
Department of History

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
3 p. m.
Watson, Room 110


Susan M. Burns-Redell
The Examination of Four Illinois, Female Superintendents and Their Leadership Practices
Dr. Elizabeth Wilkins
Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology & Foundation

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
1 p. m.
Graham Hall, Room 423


Beth A. Summers
School Discipline in the Dark: Crippling Court Confusion Offers Mixed Messages for School Administrators Attempting to Discipline Students for Cyber Misconduct.
Dr. Jon Crawford
Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations

Thursday, March 7, 2013
12 p. m.
Graham Hall, Room 234


Charles G. Hiscock
Disciplining Students with Disabilities: A Historical Legal Analysis of the Disciplinary Provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Dr. Christine Kiracofe
Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology & Foundation

Thursday, March 7, 2013
10 a. m.
Graham Hall, Room 234


Lisa M. Mehlig
Preparing Preservice Teachers to Engage Parents Through Assessment.
Dr. Lee Shumow
Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology & Foundation

Tuesday March 5, 2013
11 a. m.
Graham Hall, Room 234


Peter M. Koelling
Caseflow Management and its Effect on Timeliness in the Colorado District Courts.
Dr. Gerald T. Gabris
Department of Political Science

Monday, March 4, 2013
12:30 p.m.
IASBO Building - 1st Floor Exec. Board Room


Jaclyn Marie Murawska
Preservice Elementary School Teachers' Conceptual Understanding of Place Value Within a Constructivist Framework
Dr. Elizabeth Wilkins
Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology & Foundation  &
Dr. Helen Khoury
Department of Mathematical Sciences

February 22, 2013
2 p. m.
Graham Hall, Room 423


Barbara McKelvey
The Relationship Between Educational Resources and Student Achievement in Illinois.
Dr. Mary Beth Henning
Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology & Foundation

Monday, February 18, 2013
1 p.m.
Graham Hall, Room 234


Maureen Rebholz
Discovering the Preceptor Perspective of Essential Development and Education for the Role of Nurse Preceptor
Dr. Lisa Baumgartner
Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
10 a.m.
Gabel 01D in the Learning Center


Jill Carter
The Status of Environmental Education in Illinois Public High School Science and Social Studies Classrooms.
Dr. Elizabeth Wilkins
Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology & Foundation

February 1, 2013
11 a. m.
Gabel Hall, Room 146


Molly Swick
Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of Hope in a Social Justice Classroom.
Dr. Jorge Jeria
Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
1 p.m.
Gabel 01D in the Learning Center


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