Doctoral Exam Schedule

Perihan Akcan, Counseling & Counselor Education, “Acculturation and Adjustment Among Immigrant Youth: A Meta-Analytic Study,” March 23, 2017, 11:00 a.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Sylvia Nassar-McMillan.

Philip S. Blackwelder, Mechanical Engineering, “Optimizing UAV Mission Performance Through Hybrid-Electric Powertrain,” March 23, 2017, 11:00 a.m., 3115 EBIII.  Major Professor:  Dr. Eric Klang.

Allie McCreary, Parks, Recreation, & Tourism Management, “A Place-Based Framework for Assessing Climate Change Impacts to Nature-Based Tourism: Why Attributes, Activities, and Meanings Matter,” March 23, 2017, 12:00 p.m., 1132 Jordan Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Jordan Smith / Dr. Erin Seekamp.

Allyson Alston, Public Administration, “Examining the frontlines of human services nonprofits: The role of emotional labor in exit, voice, loyalty and neglect,” March 23, 2017, 12:15 p.m., Caldwell 217. Major Professor: Dr. Richard Clerkin.

Jennifer Bellingtier, Psychology, “Implications of Awareness of Aging for Daily Well-Being in Older Adults,” March 23, 2017, 3:00 p.m., Poe Hall 512. Dr. Shevaun Neupert.

Hao Chen, Forestry & Environmental Resources, “Transcriptional Regulation of Wood Cell Wall Biosynthesis in Populus Trichocarpa Xylem,” March 24, 2017, 9:30 a.m., 2500 Partners II. Major Professor: Dr. Vincent Chiang.

Bryan D. Maione, Electrical Engineering, “Snapshot Imaging Spectiometry in the Visible and Long Wave Infrared,” March 24, 2017, 9:30 a.m., MRC 454.  Major Professor:  Dr. Michael Kudenov.

Kelsey Hample, Economics, “Experimental Techniques Applied to Development Economics,” March 24, 2017, 10:00 a.m., 4103 Nelson Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Robert Hammond.

Kayla Chandler, Mathematics Education, “Prospective Secondary Teachers’ Noticing of Students’ Mathematical Thinking ona Paper and Pencil Task and a Technology Task,” March 24, 2017, 12:00 p.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Karen Hollebrands.

Mary Clare Hano, Public Administration, “Understanding Leader Reputation in Community Collaboratives,” March 24, 2017, 12:00 p.m., Caldwell 212. Major Professor: Dr. Branda Nowell.

Emily Barnard, Mathematics, “The Canonical joint representation in algebraic combinatorics,” March 24, 2017, 2:00 p.m., SAS Hall 3282. Major Professor: Dr. Nathan Reading.

Abbey Graham, Curriculum & Instruction, “Tension in Multimodality: A Case of Teaching and Learning in One Secondary English Classroom,” March 24, 2017, 2:00 p.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Angela Wiseman.

Mary Ambrosino, Mathematics, “Lower Bound for Size for Maximum Gap in (Inverse) Cyclotomic Polynomials,” March 27, 2017, 12:00 p.m., SAS 5270. Major Professor: Dr. Hoon Hong.

Ji Shen, Economics, “Three Essays on Volatility of Stock Prices,” March 27, 2017, 2:00 p.m., 3302 Nelson Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Denis Pelletier.

Derek Williams, Mathematics Education, “Student Experiences in Community College Precalculus: A Mixed Methods Study of Student Engagement and Understanding,” March 27, 2017, 2:00 p.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Haren Hollebrands.

Graham Medlin, Physics, “Characterization of the PULSTAR Ultracold Neutron Source,” March 28, 2017, 9:30 a.m., Riddick Hall 415. Major Professor: Dr. Albert Young.

Jonathan Phillips, Economics, “Essays on the Impact of Crop Insurance on Chemical and Fertilizer Use; The Impact of Crop Insurance on Land Use; and the Elasticity of the U.S. Trade Import Pries With Respec to Tariffs,” March 28, 2017, 10:00 a.m., 4302 Nelson Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Barry Goodwin.

LeeAnna Chapman, Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, “Factors Affecting the Development and Evolution of the Teaching Beliefs of Future Geoscience Professors” March 28, 2017, 11:00 a.m., Jordan Hall 1132. Major Professor: Dr. David McConnell.

Candalyn Rade, Psychology, “Assessing Public Attitudes Toward Criminal Justice, Polices, Practices, and Ex-Offenders,” March 28, 2017, 11:00 a.m., Poe Hall 120. Major: Dr. Sarah Desmarais.

Resulali Emre Orgut, Civil Engineering, “Improving Project Control Analytics in Construction Industry,” March 28, 2017, 11:00 a.m., Mann 206.  Major Professor:  Dr. Edward Jaselskis.

Zhenmin Hou, Design, “Development and Design of Exergames for the Aging Population,” March 28, 2017, 3:00 p.m., Leazar Hall 102. Major Professor: Dr. Haig Khachatoorian.

Benjamin Hoffman, Physics, “Electronic Disorder in Organic Semiconducting Films Observed with Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy,” March 29, 2017, 9:30 a.m., Partners III 302. Major Professor: Dr. Daniel Dougherty.

Inchul Choi, Industrial Engineering, “A Sensorimotor Rhythm-Based Brain-Computer Interface Controlled Functional Electrical Stimulation for Restoration of Hand Grasping and Extension Functions,” March 29, 2017, 10:00 a.m., 401 Daniels Hall.  Major Professor:  Dr. Chang S. Nam.

Elizabeth Vincent, Counseling & Counselor Education, “Understanding the Experiences of Innovative Counselor Educators: A Grounded Theory Approach,” March 29, 2017, 12:00 p.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Stanley Baker/Dr. Adria Dunbar.

Nur Aira Abd Rahim, Adult & Community College Education, “Exploring the Self-Regulatory Beliefs and Actions of Adult Undergraduate Students Learning in Online Credit Courses,” March 29, 2017, 2:00 p.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Carol Kasworm.

Srinath Ravindran, Computer Science, “Learning Rare Patterns with Multilevel Models,” March 29, 2017, 3:00 p.m., 3300 EB-II.  Major Professor:  Dr. Dennis Bahler.

Yavuz Caydamli, Fiber and Polymer Science’,” Development of POSS Structure-Matrix Polymer Property Relations,” March 30, 2017, 3:00 p.m., Room 3438 College of  Textiles. Major Professors: Dr. Alan e. Tonelli/Dr. Richard J. Spontak.

Yuan Fang, Design, “Optimization of Daylighting and Energy Performance using Parametric Design, Simulation modeling, and Genetic Algorithms,” March 30, 2017, 9:00 a.m., Kamphoefner Hall 130. Major Professor: Dr. Soolyeon Cho.

Joseph H. Dycus, Material Science & Engineering, “Advancing Atomic Scale Quantification of Interface Structure and Chemistry via Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy,” March 30, 2017, 9:30 a.m., EBI 3018.  Major Professor:  Dr. James LeBeau.

Maryam Zahabi, Industrial Engineering, “Analysis & Redesign of Police Vehicle Mobile Computer Terminal for Minimizing Officer Driving Distraction,” March 30, 2017, 10:00 a.m., Daniels 401.  Major Professors:  Dr. David Kaber/Dr. Manida Swangnetr.

Farinaz Safaei, Civil Engineering, “Characterization and Modeling of Asphalt binder fatigue,” March 30, 2017, 10:00 a.m., Room 206.  Major Professor:  Dr. Cassandra Castorena.

Gwendolyn Blue, Technology Education, “Teachers of Students With Visual Impairments in Five North Carolina Rural School Districts and Barriers to Assistive Technology Implementation: An Examination of Their Experiences and Perceptions,” March 30, 2017, 12:00 p.m., 500 Poe Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Aaron Clark/Dr. Cameron Denson.

Corey Palermo, Curriculum & Instruction, “A Framework for Deliberate Practice: Self-Regulated Strategy Development and an Automated Writing Evaluation Program,” March 30, 2017, 1:00 p.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Margareta Thomson.

Amr Helal, Civil Engineering, “Risk Analysis of Embankment Structures using Performance-based Probabilistic Analysis and Artificial Neural Network Approach,” March 30, 2017, 3:00 p.m., Mann 206.  Major Professors:  Dr. Mohammed Gabr/Dr. Roy Borden.

Christopher Elliott, Mechanical Engineering, “Methods for Streamlined Firefly Optimization and Interpretation: Application to Engineering Design,” March 30, 2017, 3:00 p.m., EBIII 3115.  Major Professor:  Dr. Gregory Buckner.

Sally Galanti, Psychology, “An Investigation of Treatment Duration for students receiving Check, Connect and Expect,” March 31, 2017, 8:00 a.m., Poe Hall 634. Major Professor: Dr. Scott Stage.

Jennifer Bigelow, Educational Administration & Supervision, “Where Did They Go?: Factors Leading to Attrition Among Catholic School Principals,” April 3, 2017, 1:00 p.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Lance Fusarelli.

Hongwen Dai, Computer Engineering, “GPU memory architecture optimization,” April 6, 2017, 3:00 p.m., EBII-3110.  Major Professor:  Dr. Huiyang Zhou.

Allaire Welk, Psychology, “To Rely or Deny? A Multifactor Model of Human-Human and Human-Automation Reliance,” April 7, 2017, 10:00 a.m., Poe Hall 120. Major Professor: Dr. Douglas Gillan.

Yizhe Xu, Electrical Engineering, “Control and Operation of Grid-Connected Solid State Synchronous Machine,” April 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m., Keystone Energy Board Room.  Major Professor:  Dr. Alex Qin Huang.

Deena Giffen, Applied Mathematics, “Simulating Non-Dilute Transport in Porous Media Using a TCAT-Based Model,” April 13, 2017, 1:00 p.m., SAS Hall 3282. Major Professor: Dr. Ralph Smith.

Wen Lin, Forestry & Environmental Resources, “Do Loblolly Pine Trees Acclimate Similarly Across the Entire Southeastern US to Drought and Fertilization?,” April 17, 2017, 11:00 a.m., 1214 Jordan Hall. Major Professors: Dr. John King / Dr. Askoo Noorments / Dr. Jean-Christophe Domec.

Suhyun Kang, Statistics, “Flexible Estimation and Testing Methods for survival data with application in Epidemiology and Precision Medicine,” April 19, 2017, 10:00 a.m., SAS Hall 5202. Major Professor: Dr. Wenbin Lu.

Jessica Kiser, Adult & Community College Education, “Perceptions of Curriculum Change Among Dental Hygiene Program Directors at Two Year Colleges,” April 19, 2017, 10:00 a.m., 5104A SAS Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Michelle Bartlett / Dr. James Bartlett.

Catharine Curtis, Adult & Community College Education, “Completion Rate Outcomes for Community College CTE Students Taught by Part-Time Faculty,” April 19, 2017, 3:00 p.m., 5104A SAS Hall. Major Professor: Dr. James Bartlett.

Elizabeth Davis, Counselor Education, “The Relationship Between Daily Stress, Psychological Distress, and Personal Meaning in Adults at Midlife,” April 20, 2017, 2:00 p.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Siu-Man Raymond Ting.

Suxuan Guo, Electrical Engineering, “High Voltage High Frequency Isolated DC/DC Converter Based on SIC MOSFETs,” April 24, 2017, 9:30 a.m., Energy Board Room, Keystone Science Center.  Major Professors:  Dr. Alex Q. Huang/Dr. Wensong Yu.

Ali Azidehak, Electrical Engineering, “Design of fault-tolerant controller for modular multi-level converters,” April 27, 2017, 2:00 p.m., FREEDM Energy Board Room.  Major Professor:  Dr. Subhashish Bhattacharya.

Amir Bahmani, Computer Science, “Scalable Communication Tracing via Clustering,” May 1, 2017, 1:00 p.m., 3265.  Major Professor:  Dr. Frank Mueller.

Aisha Al-Qimlass, Counseling & Counselor Education, “Examining Kuwaiti Women’s Process of Circumscription and Compromise Through the Lens of Islamic Feminism: A Mixed Methods Study,” May 2, 2017, 11:00 a.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Sylvia Nassar-McMillan.

Carlos Cruz-Teran, Chemical Engineering, “Engineering the SSO7D Scaffold for biosensing applications,” May 3, 2017, 1:00 p.m., Partners II, Room 3100.  Major Professor:  Dr. Balaji Rao.

Daniel Spencer, Curriculum & Instruction, “Enhancing Socially-Shared Metacognition in Introductory Geology,” May 4, 2017, 10:30 a.m., 112 Poe HallMajor Professors: Dr. John Nietfeld/Dr. Margareta Thomson.

Rui Gao, Electrical Engineering, “Control and Design of a PMSG Wind Energy Conversion System and Its Integration with Solid-State Transformer Enabled AC/DC Grid Systems,” May 8, 2017, 9:30 a.m., Energy Board Room/FREEDM Center.  Major Professor:  Dr. Iqbal Husain.

Jiahong Yan, Electrical Engineering, “Design and Implementation of Home Energy Management, Closing the Gap between Wholesale Electricity Market and Residential End-users,” May 12, 2017, 9:30 p.m., FREEDM Center Energy Board Room.  Major Professor:  Dr. Ning Lu.

Sandra Mort, Zoology, ” Evaluating Passive Sampling Device and Fish Tissue PCB Congener Profiles in the Yadkin-Pee Dee River of North Carolina and the Application of Analytical Systems Alternatives for Human Health Risk Assessment,” May 22, 2017, 10:00 a.m., Tox Building, Rm 2102. Major Professor: Dr.Damian Shea/ Dr.William Cope.

Arun Kumar, Industrial Engineering, “Human mesenchymal Stem Cell Expansion using Tree Dimensional (3D) Printed Constructs in Perfusion Bioreactors,” June 6, 2017, 1:00 p.m., Daniels Hall.  Major Professor:  Dr. Binil Starly.

Amr Helal, Civil Engineering, “Risk Analysis of Embankment Structures using Performance-based Probabillistic Analysis and Artificial Neural Network Approach.  June 12, 2017, 1:00 p.m., Mann 206.  Major Professors:  Dr. Mohammed Gabr/Dr. Roy Borden.