Doctoral Exam Schedule

 Lawrence C. Long, Entomology, ” Effects of Urbanization and Warming on Trees, Pests and Urban Birds.” March 22,  2019, 9:00 a.m., Room 2321 Gardner Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Steven Frank.

Karthick Gopalswamy, Industrial Engineering, “Production Planning with Clearing Functions: Data-driven Approaches and Conic Programming,” March 22, 2019, 9:30 a.m., Daniels 401.  Major Professor:  Dr. Reha Uzsoy.

Dianna Francisco, Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, “Associating Severe Weather Hazards in High-Shear Low CAPE Environments within the Southeastern United States via Statistical Methods,” March 22, 2019, 10:00 a.m., 1216 Jordan Addition. Major Professor: Lian Xie.

Libing Wang, Mechanical Engineering, “Experimental Investigation of Spray and Combustion of Gasoline Direct Injection under Different Ambient Conditions,” March 22, 2019, 10:00 a.m., 3115, EBIII.  Major Professor:  Dr. Tiegang Fang.

Mona Tauber, Mathematics Education, “Moment-by-Moment Noticing of Professional Development Leaders: A Multi-Case Study on Facilitation of Elementary Mathematics Teacher Professional Development,” March 22, 2019, 11:00 a.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Paola Sztajn.

Kara Bradley Cassell, Computer Science, “Dynamic Generation of Narrative Discourse that Communicates Character Decision Making,” March 22, 2019, 11:30 a.m., Venture II, Suite Classroom. Major Professors:  Dr. R. Michael Young/Dr. David Roberts.

George A. Van Den Driessche, Chemistry, “Cheminformatics Approaches to Model HLA-Medicated Adverse Drug Reactions, Challenging Protein-Ligand Complexes, and Large Series of Chemical Dyes,” March 22, 2019, 1:00 p.m., Cox 400. Major Professor: Denis Fourches.

Nolan Fahrer, Technology Education, “The Development and Evaluation of Rubrics Used to Assess the Quality of Pre-Service Teachers’ Teaching Practices in STEM Education,” March 22, 2019, 1:00 p.m., 742 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Aaron Clark.

Guodong Guo, Mechanical Engineering, “A Low-Power Fiber Bragg Grating Sensor Interrogation System for High-Speed Sensing,” March 22, 2019, 1:00 p.m., EBIII 3115.  Major Professor:  Dr. Kara Peters.

Ashtad Javanmardi, Civil Engineering, “Strategies and Predictive Models for Reducing Workflow Variability in Construction Production Systems,” March 22, 2019, 1:30 p.m., 206  Mall Hall.  Major Professor: Dr. Min Liu.

Anagh Bhaumik, Material Science & Engineering, “Structure-Property Correlations of Undoped and B-Doped Q-Carbon,” March 22, 2:00 p.m., EBI, 2015.  Major Professor:  Dr. Jagdish Narayan.

Thomas Jones, Educational Administration & Supervision, “Scheduling Matters: A Case Study of Intervention Block Scheduling as a Culture Transformation Strategy in Two Secondary Schools in Eastern North Carolina,” March 25, 2019, 8:30 a.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Bonnie Fusarelli/Dr. Michael Ward.

Yaning Zhong, Chemistry, “Developing Robust Three-Dimensional Single Practice Tracking for Chemical and Biological Applications,” March 25, 2019, 9:00 a.m., Dabney Hall 210. Major Professor: Dr. Gufeng Wang.

Mei Ying Lau, Industrial Engineering, “Development of a Severity Measure for Fault Tree Analysis and an Intuitive Fault Tree Analysis Software Prototype,” March 25, 2019, 10:00 a.m., Daniels 401.  Major Professor: Dr. David Kaber.

Lauren Lampron, Educational Administration & Supervision, “The Perceptions of Parents of Children Who Live in the Attendance Zone of a Title I Elementary School Regarding the Implementation of Word Analysis Technology,” March 25, 2019, 10:30 a.m., 400H Poe Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Bonnie Fusarellli/Dr. Michael Ward.

Malinda Pennington, Curriculum & Instruction, “Adding Pieces to the Puzzle: Experiences of Beginning Teachers Who Received Professional Development on Students with Autism in General Education Classrooms,” March 25, 2019, 11:00 a.m., 500 Poe Hall. Major Professors: Dr. DeLeon Gray/Dr. Susan Osborne.

Jemilia Davis, Educational Leadership, Poicy, Human Development, “Views From the Top: Vice Presidents of Student Affairs’ Perspectives on Prioritizing Students of Color,” March 25, 2019, 11:30 a.m., 5202 SAS Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Audrey Jaeger.

Sayan Chakraborty, Biochemistry, “Structural & Molecular Insights into Leucine Rich Repeat Receptor Kinases (LRR-RKs in Plants,” March 25, 2019, 1:30 p.m., Room 353 Polk Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Guozhou Xu. 

Dennis Tae-Sung Lee, Chemical Engineering, “Chemical Protective Metal-Organic Framework Thin Films on Fiber Systems Driven by Stomic Layer Deposition,” March 25, 2019, 1:00 p.m.,  EBI-2018. Major Professor:  Dr. Gregory N. Parsons.

Buhyung Cho, Textile Technology Management,” The Effect of Technology-Driven Mergers and Acquisitions on Firm Performance in the U.S. Textile Industry,” March 25, 2019. 2:00 p.m., Room 3438 Wilson College of Textiles.

Tabitha Haynes,  Counselor Education,” Dropping the Cape of Strength: A Phenomenological Exploration of Black Superwomen’s Lived Experiences and Perceptions of Help-Seeking for Psychological Distress,” March 25, 2019, 2:00 p.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Stanley Baker.

Blain Patterson, Mathematics Education, “Real Analysis Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching: An Investigation,” March 25, 2019, 2:00 p.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Karen Keene.

Charles Stillwell, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, ” Urban Hydrology and Low Impact Development: An Investigation at Multiple Scales,” March 25, 2019, 12:00 Noon, Room 101 Weaver Admin.

Adrianne Freeman, Adult & Community College Education, “Influence of Late Admission and Course Registration on Student’s Success in Higher Education,” March 26, 2019, 9:00 a.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Michelle Bartlett.

Wenyi Xie, Chemical Engineering, “Thermal Atomic Layer Etching and Vapor Phase Infiltration for Carbon Materials Synthese,” March 26, 2019, 9:00 a.m., EBI-2018.  Major Professors: Dr. Gregory N. Parsons/Dr. Saad Khan/Dr. Orlando Rojas.

Justin Grandinetti, Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media, “Streaming Locality Mobile Streaming and the Production of Space and Subjectivity,” March 26, 2019, 9:30 a.m., Winston Hall, Department of Communication Conference Room. Major Professor: Dr. Adriana de Souza e Silva.

Vineet Kumar, Chemistry, “New Material for Enhanced Photo-catalytic and Photo-Luminescence Properties,” March 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m., Dabney 210.  Major Professor: Dr. Gufeng Wang.

Jason Wornoff, Curriculum & Instruction, “Preservice Teachers’ Intersectional Engagement in Race Reimaged Activities,” March 26, 2019, 10:00 a.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professors: Dr. DeLeon Gray/Dr. Margareta Thomson.

Hanhan Zhou, Materials Science & Engineering, “Effects of Radiation on Ferroelectric Thin Film Materials,” March 26, 2019, 10:30 a.m., EBI-3018.  Major Professor: Dr. Jacob Jones.

Alex Bogdanoff, Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, ‘ Management of Invasive Lionfish (pterois sp),”  March 26, 2019, 12:00 p.m., Room 123 David Clark Lab. Major professors:  Dr. James Moris/Dr. Craig Layman.

Bryan Dick, Forest Biomaterials, “Diagnostic Testing in the Natural and Built Environment,” Marcy 26, 2019, 12:30 p.m., 2203 Biltmore Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Ilona Peszlen/Dr. Perry Peralta.

Holly Sullenger, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, “How Corporate Trainers Get Groupies: A Q-Methodological Study of Viewpoints on Why Trainees Seek Out the SAme Corporate Trainer for Additional Training,” March 26, 2019, 12:30 p.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Diane Chapman.

Atalaysha Churchwell, Counseling & Counselor Education, “The Complexity of Care: A Single Case Study Exploring the Intersectionality of Culture and Chronic Life Stressors on Trust,” March 26, 2019, 1:00 p.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Profesor: Dr. Edwin Gerler.

Hsien-Tzer Tseng, Plant Pathology, “Effects of Three Chemical Compounds on Ralstonia Solanacearum Physiological Functions and Disease Development,” March 26, 2019, 2:00 p.m.,  1406 Gardner Hall. Major Professor.  Dr. David F. Ritchie.

Chelsea Taliaferro, Chemistry, “Photophysical Characterization and Ultrafast Dynamics of Diimine-Containing Metal Hydrides and Carbonyls,” March 26, 2019, 2:30 p.m., Engineering Building II, Room 3001. Major Professor: Dr. Felix Castellano.

Laura Matalenas, Psychology, “Food Portion Estimation: Training Flexible Spatial-Cognitive Estimation Strategies Using Augmented Reality,” March 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m., Poe Hall 500. Major Professor: Dr. Anne McLaughlin.

Difei Li, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, “Examining the Effect of Redesigned Remediation: A Mainstreaming Approach and College Success,” March 27, 2019, 12:00 p.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Paul Umbach.

Elyse Suzanne Rogers, Mathematics, “Multipliers and Covers of Leibniz Algebras,” March 27, 2019, 9:30 a.m., SAS Hall 4201. Major professors: Dr. Ernest Stitzinger/Dr. Kailash Misra.

Nicholas Highe, Counseling & Counselor Education, “Motivations for Giving Back: An Exploration of What Drives Underserved College Students,” March 27, 2019, 1:00 p.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Edwin Gerler.

Kathryn Yandell, Public Administration, “Nonprofit CEO Power and Multiple Boards: Their Effects on Governing Board Role Fulfillment,” March 27, 2019, 1:00 p.m., SPIA Conference Room, Caldwell 217. Major Professor: Dr. Richard Clerkin.

Suchada Pongprasert, Mathematics, “$D_6^{(1)}$-Geometric Crystal Corresponding to the Dynkin Spin Node $i=6$ and its Ultra-Discretization,” March 27, 2019, 2:00 p.m., SAS Hall 3282. Major Professors: Dr. Kailash Misra.

Patrick Parker, Chemistry, “Novel Methods for Nitrogen-Containing Heterocycles and Applications to Total Synthesis,” March 28, 20019, 9:00 a.m. Dabney 210. Major Professor: Dr. Joshua Pierce.

Chelsea Doub, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, “Notes of Native Sons: Stress and Coping Storytelling Among Native Black Male Ph.D. Students at Historically White Institutions,” March 28, 2019, 1:00 p.m., 3223 Talley Student Center. Major Professor: Dr. Joy Gayles.

Anila Yadavalli, Mathematics, “Darboux Transformations and Fay Identities of the Extended Bigraded Toda Hierarchy,” March 28, 2019, 1:00 p.m., SAS Hall 4201. Major Professor: Dr. Bojko Bakalov.

Michael Weselcouch, Mathematics, “The Uniqueness and Irreducibility of P-partition Generating Function,” March 28, 2019, 3:00 p.m. SAS Hall, Rm. 3282. Major Professor: Dr. Ricky Liu.

Haoyu Wang, Statistics, “Nonparametric Modeling with Real Date Applications” March 29, 2019, 8:00 a.m., SAS Hall 05270. Major Professors: Dr. Arnab Maity/Dr. Brian Reich.

Brian Brinkley, Curriculum & Instruction, “Innovating in an Era of Standardization: A Case Study of a Teacher’s Implementation of Inquiry-Based Instruction,” March 29, 2019, 11:00 a.m., 320 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Meghan Manfra.

Jason Hite, Nuclear Engineering, “Bayesian Parameter Estimation for the Localization of a Radioactive Source in a Heterogeneous Urban Environment,” March 29, 2019, 2:00 p.m., RBII-215.  Major Professor:  Dr. John Mattingly.

Saebitna Oh, Statistics, “Significance Tests for Longitudinal Functional Data,” April 2, 2019, 12:00 p.m., SAS Hall 05270. Major Professors: Dr. Ana-Maria Staicu/Dr. Arnab Maity.

Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera, Computer Science, “A Computational Model of Interactive Narrative Affordances,” April 3, 2019, 11:00 a.m., Venture II-530.  Major Professors: Dr. R. Michael Young/Dr. David L. Roberts.

Abhisek Banerjee, Mechanical Engineering, “High Temperature Heat Extraction from Heat Recirculating Porous Burners,” April 4, 2019, 10:00 a.m., EBIII-3115.  Major Professor: Dr. Alexei Saveliev.

Marissa Kosnik, Toxicology, “Data Integration Elucidates Connections between Environmental Factors and Health Outcomes,” April 9, 2019, 9:00 a.m., TOX Building 2104. Major Professor: Dr. David Reif.

Melvina Lee, Adult & Community College Education, “Community College Student’s Viewpoints of an Outstanding Advising Process,” April 12, 2019, 9:00 a.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Michelle Bartlett.

Najwa Alnsour, Soil Science, ” Bi-directional Exchange of Ammonia from Soils in Row Crop Agro-ecosystems,” April 12, 2019,  1:00 p.m., Room 2223 Williams Hall. Major Professor:  Dr. Wayne Robarge.

Jacob Heiling, Biology, “Flowers are Strategies: Floral Rewards, Visitor Behavior and Plant Reproductive Outcomes,” April 15, 2019, 12:00 p.m., David Clark Lab, Rm. 123. Major Professor: Dr. Rebecca Irwin.

Sarah Martin, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, “Part-Time Community College Faculty Perceptions of Assessment,” April 19, 2019, 9:30 a.m., BB&T classroom, Friday Institute. Major Professors: Dr. Susan Barcinas.

Eric Dees, Physics, “On the Use of Ultracold Neutrons for Exploration of Electroweak Interactions and 5th Force Contributions Gravitation,” April 19, 2019, 2:00 p.m., Riddick 200. Major Professor: Dr. Albert Young.

Huachen Li, Economics, “Three Essays on Macroeconometrics,” April 22, 2019, 10:30 a.m., 4302 Nelson Hall. Major Professor: Dr. James Nason.

Cleveland Waddell, Applied Mathematics, “Parametric Linear System Solving with Error Correction,” April 22, 2019, 1:00 p.m., SAS Hall 3282. Major Professor: Dr. Erich Kaltofen.

Sarah Luginbuhl, Science Education, “A Study of Elementary  Teachers’ Views of Science Education and Using the Outdoors as a Setting for Teaching and Learning,” April 25, 2019, 1:00 p.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Sarah Carrier.

Stephanie Chen, Statistics, “Topics in Functional Data Analysis,” April 26, 2019, 8:30 a.m. SAS Hall 05202. Major Professor: Dr. Ana-Maria Staicu/Dr. Luo Xiao.

Michael Ruddy, Mathematics, “The Equivalence Problem and Signatures of Algebraic Curves,” April 26, 2019, 2:00 p.m., SAS Hall 4201. Major Professor: Dr. Irina Kogan/Dr. Cynthia Vinzant.

Rui Li, Statistics, “Machine Learning Methods for Uncertainty Estimation and Decision-making,” April 30, 2019, 1:30 p.m., SAS 4201. Major Professors” Dr. Howard Bondell/Dr. Brian Reich.

Sayan Acharya, Electrical Engineering, “Design and Control of Power Converters for Medium Voltage DC Applications Enabled by Medium Voltage SiC-MOSFETs,” May 2, 2019, 10:00 a.m., Energy Board Conf. Room, FREEDM System Center. Major Professor:  Dr. Subhashish Bhattacharya.

Difei Li, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, “Examining the Effect of Redesigned Remediation: A Mainstreaming Approach and College Success,” May 2, 2019, 12:00 p.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Paul Umbach.

Tiezheng Song, Economics, “Essays on Macroeconomics and Financial Frictions,” May 3, 2019, 1:30 p.m., 4302 Nelson Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Nora Traum.

Sayan Acharya, Electrical Engineering, “Design and Control of Power Converters for Medium Voltage DC Applications Enabled by Medium Voltage SiC-MOSFETs,” May 6, 2019, 10:00 a.m., Energy Board Conference Room, FREEDM System Center. Major Professor: Dr. Subhashish Bhattacharya.

Patrica Veiga Silva Machado, Civil Engineering, “Traffic Sign Replacement Strategy,” May 6, 2019, 1:00 p.m., Mann 206.  Major Professor:  Dr. William Rasdorf.

Jeremy Tuchmayer, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, “The Community College Effect: An Analysis of the Pathways to the Baccalaureate Degree and Annual Earnings for Community College Transfer and Four-Year Native Graduates,” May 8, 2019, 10:00 a.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Paul Umbach.

Jeffrey Greiner, Curriculum & Instruction, “Using the C3 Inquiry Arc to Teach Critical Issues in a Social Studies Classroom,” May 8, 2019, 11:00 a.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Meghan Manfra.

Kathleen Smith, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, “Career Narratives of Future K-12 STEM Teachers in the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Loan Forgiveness Program,” May 8, 2019, 12:00 p.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Joy Gayles/Dr. Paul Umbach.

Chang Yuan, Curriculum & Instruction, “Teaching Disciplinary Literacy in High School Economics Classes: A Multiple-Case Study,” May 8, 2019, 1:00 p.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Hiller Spires.

Joseph Tilly, Chemical Engineering, “Network Polymers for Coating and Optics Applications,” May 9, 2019, 10:00 a.m., EBI- 2018.  Major Professors: Dr. Saad Khan/ Dr. Richard Spontak.

Jianfeng Chen, Computer Science, “On the value of Sampling and Pruning for Search-based Software Engineering,” May 9, 2019, 1:00 p.m., EBII-3300.  Major Professor: Dr. Timothy Menzies.

German Andres Velasquez Diaz, Industrial Engineering, “Inventory Prepositioning and Evacuation Planning for Disaster Preparedness,” May 10, 2019, 2:00 p.m., Daniels 401.  Major Professors:  Dr. Maria Mayorga/Dr. Osman Ozaltin.

Yusuf Said Eroglu, Electrical Engineering, “Multi-Element Visible Light Communications,” May 13, 2019, 2:30 p.m., EBII-3075.  Major Professor:  Dr. Ismail Guvenc.

Amber Marie Hubbard, Chemical Engineering, “Stimuli-responsive polymers: Transforming planar, polymer materials into curved geometrics,” May 14, 2019, 9:00 a.m., EBI-3018.  Major Professors:  Dr. Jan Genzer/Dr. Michael Dickey.

Nikhil Dixit, Mechanical Engineering, “A computational framework predicting morphological changes in a musculoskeletal system following brachial plexus birth injury (BPBI),” May 15, 2019, 10:00 a.m., 3115 A. Major Professors: Dr. Katherine Saul/Dr. Jacqueline Cole.

Yayun Jin, Industrial Engineering, “Modeling and Analysis of the End-of-Life Inventory for Spare Parts,” May 16th 2019, 10:00 a.m., Daniels 401.  Major Professor: Dr. Russell E. King.

Yufan Huang, Electrical Engineering, “On Information and Virus Spreading in Multi-Network Systems,” May 23, 2019, 1:00 p.m., EBII-2095.  Major Professor:  Dr. Huaiyu Dai.

Seif M. Yusuf, Chemical Engineering, “Development of Redox Catalysts for the Oxidative Dehydrogenation of Ethane in a Cyclic Redox Scheme,” June 7, 2019, 1:00 p.m., EBI-3018.  Major Professor:  Dr. Fanxing Li.

Saeed Saffari, Industrial Engineering, “Set Covering Problem with Conflict Constraints,” July 31, 2019, 2:00 p.m., Daniels Hall-401. Major Professor:  Dr. Yahya Fathi.

Kasey Orvidas, Psychology, “The Importance of Mindsets for Healthy Behaviors,” August 20, 2019, 10:00 a.m., Poe Hall 500. Major Professor: Dr. Jennifer Burnette.