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Doctoral Exam Schedule

Amy Duffy, Education Leadership Policy Human Development, “Sexual Violence, Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies, and Feminist Theory: A Regression Analytics of Rape Myth Acceptance,” April 1, 2021, 10:00 a.m. Major Professor: Dr. Marc Grimmett.

Elizabeth Allen, Biological and Agricultural Engineering,” Water Quality Dynamics of Switchgrass (Panicum Virgatum) Intercropped in Managed Forestland of Mixed Land Use in the Southeastern United States,” April 2, 2021, 2:00 p.m. Major Professors: Dr. Francois Birgand/Dr. George Chescheir.

Daemyung Lee, Economics, “Three Essays On Policy Impacts On Labor And Health Outcomes And Food Recalls,” April 2, 2021, 2:00 p.m. Major Professors: Dr. Xiaoyong Zheng / Dr. Kathryn Boys.

Zachary Slifer, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, “Repairs of Ischemia-Injured Porcine Intestinal Barrier Function via Pharmacologic Targeting of Tight Junction Proteins,” April 2, 2021, 1:00 p.m. Major professor: Dr. Anthony Blikslager.

Laura Bray, Sociology, “Dividing the San Juan: Settler Colonialism, Water Inequality, and Rural Injustice in the US Southwest,” April 6, 2021, 9:00 a.m. Major Professor: Dr. Thomas Shriver.

Connie Johnson, Entomology, “Host seeding Patterns and pathogen infection Prevalence for Some Tick Vectors in North Carolina,” April 12, 2021, 12:30 p.m. Major Professor: Dr. Charles Apperson.

Karlinton Rafael Flores Maldonado, Animal Science and Poultry Science (Poultry Science Concentration),” Application of Machine Learning Methodology on Turkey Gut Health Data,” April 14, 2021, 8:00 a.m. Major Professor: Dr. Jesse Grimes.

Iwinosa Idahor, Ed Leadership Policy Human Development, “Cultivated at Home: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of the Experiences of Black Homegrown Teachers and the Reimagining of Mainstream Ideas of Quality Teaching (and Teacher and Community Engagement),” April 23, 2021, 12:00 p.m. Major Professors: Dr. Anna Jacob Egalite and Dr. Lisa Bass.

Daniel S. Adams, Comparative Biomedical Sciences,” Immune-modulating antibiotic Alternatives and improvements in Avian Coccidiosis Diagnostic Techniques,” April 26, 2021, 9:00 a.m. Major Professors” Dr. Rocio Crespo/Dr. Matthew Koci.

Louise Southern, Curriculum & Instruction, “Organizational and Behavioral Outcomes in PBIS Versus Non-PBIS Elementary Schools: A One State Analysis,” April 26, 2021, 4:00 p.m. Major Professor: Dr. Edward Sabornie.

Samaher Salem, Forest Biomaterials, “The Dynamics Of Cellulose – Water Interactions From The Nanoscale To The Macroscale To Unravel Its Effects On Fiber And Paper Products,” April 27, 2021, 3:00 p.m. Major Professors: Dr. Lokendra Pal and Dr. Lucian Lucia.

Sheng Zhang, Statistics, “Statistical Learning and Relational Learning with Application \break in Mhealth and Knowledge Graph,” April 30, 2021, 10:00 a.m. Major Professor: Dr. Rui Song.

You-Chen Lin, Chemistry, “Synthesis of Polycyclic Guanidinium Alkaloids,”

Rebekah Davis, Teacher Education and Learning Science, “Exploring Adolescents’ Sense of Presence With Educational Content In Immersive Virtual Reality: A Mixed Methods Study,” April 30, 2021, 11:00 a.m. Major Professor: Meghan Manfra.

Trevor Farthing, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, ” Modeling Effects of Socio-Behavioral and Environmental Forces on Infection Ratesin Two Microparasites Host Systems,” May 3, 2021, 1:00 p.m. Major Professors: Dr. Cristina Lanzas/Dr.Ronald Baynes.

Samuel Flake, Plant Biology,” The Role of Tree Trails During Transitions from Savannah to Forests,” May 6, 2021, 12:00 Noon. Major Professor: Dr. William Hoffman.

Ayanna Glaize, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, “Molecular Characterizations and Transmission Dynamics of Antimicrobial -Resistance Pathogenics Eschenchia and Salmonella at the Interface of Food Animals and Fresh Produce,” May 7, 2021, 2:30 p.m. Major Professors: Dr. Siddhartha Thakur/Dr. Maria Correa.

Haruna Suzuki, Education Leadership Policy Human Development, “College on the Margins: A Case Study of Three College-in-Prison Programs,” May 7, 2021, 1:00 p.m. Major Professor Dr. Audrey Jaeger.

Dorothy You, Toxicology, “Sex Differences in the Pulmonary Inflammatory Response to Nickel Nanoparticles in Vitro and In Vivo,” May 10, 2021, 1:00 p.m. Major Professor: Dr. James Bonner.

Michele Cudd, Learning and Teaching in STEM, “An Exploratory Case Study of Prospective Teachers’ Support of Student Thinking During Rehearsals,” May 10, 2021, 9:30 a.m. Major Professor: Dr. Karen Hollebrands.

Matthew Stillwagon, Forestry and Environmental, “Rising Salinity in the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuary System and Consequences for Biogeochemical Cycles in Coastal Wetlands,” May 10, 2021, 1:00 p.m. Major Professor: Dr. Marcelo Ardon Sayao.

Jenna Hartley, Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management, “Intergenerational Learning: A Recommendation For Engaging Youth To Address Marine Debris Challenges,” May 11, 2021, 11a.m. Major Professor: Dr. Kathryn Stevenson.

Vance Kite, Learning and Teaching in STEM, “Pulling The Plug On Computational Thinking: Preparing In-service Science Teachers To Bring Computational Thinking To Their Students,” May 11, 2021, 1:00 p.m. Major Professor: Dr. Soonhye Park.

Diplina Paul, Biological and Agricultural Engineering,” Biological and Absorptive Removal of Nitrogenous Species from Aquaculture Wastewater,” May 11, 2021, 10:00 a.m. Major Professors: Dr. Steven Hall/Dr. Praveen Kolar.

John Westall, Economics, “Essays in the Economics of Education,” May 11, 2021, 1:00 p.m. Major Professor: Dr. Melinda Morrill.

Robert Garland, Educational Administration & Supervision, “Standards-Based Grading- How Perceptions of Teaching and Administrators Influence Implementation,” May 11, 2021, 10:00 a.m. Major Professor: Dr. Timothy Drake.

Frederique Yova, Teacher Education and Learning, “How does Investigating Head Start Participants’ Experiences Contribute to an Enhanced Understanding of the Phenomenon of Exploring Early Mathematics Through Book Reading?” May 12, 2021, 2:00 p.m. Major Professors: Dr. Temple Walkowiak / Dr. Jonee Wilson.

Micaela Hayes, Food Science,,” Influence of Spinach Genotype and Processing Method on Chlorophyll and Carotenoid Bio-accessibility in the Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal Tract,” May 13, 2021, 1:00 p.m. Major Professor; Dr. Mario Ferruzzi

Rachel Worsham, Education Leadership Policy Human Development, “The Residency Determination Service: State Policy As A Barrier To College Access For Underserved Students,” May 13, 2021, 10:00 a.m. Major Professor: Dr. Paul Umbach.

Arif Rachmatullah, Learning and Teaching in STEM, “Learning and Teaching about Food Webs in a Computationally Rich Environment: A Mixed-Methods Study,” May 13, 2021, 2:00 p.m. Major Professor: Dr. Eric Wiebe.

Andrea DeSantis, Education Leadership Policy Human Development, “The Role Of Work On High School And College Outcomes,” May 14, 2021, 9:00 a.m. Major Professor: Dr. Paul Umbach.

Anqi Tu, Chemistry, “Spatially Resolved Metabolomic and Lipidomic Profiling of Biological Samples by Infrared Matric-Assisted Laser Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry Imaging (IR-MALDESI MSI),” June 15, 2021, 1:00 p.m. Major Professor: Dr. David Muddiman.

Meng (Emily) Zhang, Mathematics, “Blood Glucose Forecasting: Data-Driven Model, Physiological Model, and Hybrid Approaches,” June 25, 2021, 2:00 p.m. Major Professors: Dr. Hien Tran/Dr. Kevin Flores.

Gaoyan Mu, Chemistry, “Novel Degradable Polyester Networks for Resisting Protein Adsorption,” July 14, 2021, 10:00 a.m. Major Professor: Dr. Christopher Gorman.