Doctoral Exam Schedule

Danielle Lawson, Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management, “Intergenerational Learning and Climate Change: Empowering Children to be a Solution Now and in the Future,” January 18, 2019, 2:00 p.m., 1214 Jordan Hall. Major Professors: Dr. Kathryn Stevenson/Dr. Nils Peterson.

Nicholas Rothfuss, Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Science, “Toward Better Characterization of Viscosity of Organic Aerosol,” January 23, 2019, 3:00 p.m., 1132 Jordan Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Markus Petters.

Wenlong Liu,  Biological and Agricultural Engineering, “Insights of Mechanisms and processes Controlling Nitrate Fate and Transport using High-frequency Water Quality Measurements,” January 25, 2019, 9:00 a.m., Room 101 Weaver Labs.  Major Professor;  Dr. Mohaned Youssef.

Yuan Zhang, Computer Science, “Every Moment Counts: Deep Variability Reasoning in EHR Data,” January 25, 2019, 9:00 a.m., EBII-3300.  Major Professor:  Dr. Min Chi.

Bo Yang, Civil Engineering, “Validation of the Freeway Mixed Flow Model in the Highway Capacity Manual,” January 25, 2019, 9:00 a.m., 3402 at ITRE.  Major Professor:  Dr. George List.

Anirudh Akula,  Biological and Agricultural Engineering. ” Development, Field Evaluation and Economic Impact Assessment of a Harvesting Aid for Sweet Potatoes.”  January 25, 2019, 1:00 p.m., Room 101 Weaver Labs. Major Professor:  Dr. Mike Boyette.

Feier Lian, Electrical Engineering, “Communication-Cost-Constrained Games in Multi-Agent Control Systems,” January 25, 2019, 1:30 p.m., EBII-2095.  Major Professors:  Dr. Alexandra Duel-Hallen/Dr. Aranya Chakrabortty.

Joyce Valentine, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, “We Have a Story Too: A Study of Persistence Among African American Males Attending Early College High Schools in Rural North Carolina,” January 29, 2019, 2:00 p.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Tuere Bowles.

Camilla Abbati de Assis, Forest Biomaterials, “Early-Stage Assessment and Risk Analysis for Investments in the Bio-Based Industry”, February 12, 2019, 12:00 p.m., 2203 Pulp and Paper LabsMajor Professors: Dr. Jeffrey Stonebraker/Dr. Ronalds Gonzalez.

Kathryn Green, Science Education, “Navigating Cultural Borders: The Effects of an Intervention on the Understanding and Acceptance of Evolution by Community College Biology Students,” February 15, 2019, 1:00 p.m., 742 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Cesar Delgado.

Daniel Long, Materials Sciences & Engineering, “Interfaces, Defect Chemistry, and Resistance Degradation of Dielectric Titanates,” February 18, 2019, 3:00 p.m., 3018 EBI.  Major Professor: Dr. Elizabeth C. Dickey.

Deana Guido, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, “North Carolina Community College Faculty Perceptions of Dual Enrollment Students in the Classroom,” February 19, 2019, 11:00 a.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Mattie Fleener.

Megan Ennes, Science Education, “Building Science Capital and Family Habitus Through a Systems Approach,” February 27, 2019, 9:30 a.m., Discovery Classroom/Friday Institute. Major Professor: Dr. Melissa Gail Jones.

Zhen Lin, Computer Engineering, “Architectural Support for Efficient GPU Multiprogramming,” February 27, 2019, 2:00 p.m., EBII 3110.  Major Professor: Dr. Huiyang Zhou.

Weifu Li, Electrical Engineering, “Design of Hardware Accelerators for Hierarchical Temporal Memory and Convolutional Neural Network,” March 7, 2019, 10:00 a.m., MRC 463.  Major Professor:  Dr. Paul D. Franzon.

Brad McCoy, Civil Engineering, “Design and Implementation of a New Retrofit for Prestressed Concrete Bridge Elements Using Mechanically Fastened-Fiber Reinforced Polymer,” March 7, 2019, 1:30 p.m., CFL Room 217.  Major Professors:  Dr. Rudolf Seracino/Dr. Min Liu.

James S. Peerless, Materials Sciences & Engineering, “Nanoparticle-Solvent Interactions: Design Insight from Atomic Simulations,” March 8, 2019, 1:00 p.m., 3018 EBI.  Major Professor:  Dr. Yaroslava G. Yingling.

LaTeisha Jeannis, Educational Administration & Supervision, “Parental Involvement in High School Freshman Orientation: Examining Parental Perceptions Concerning a Critical Transitional Intervention,” March 11, 2019, 1:00 p.m., 512 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Lisa Bass.

Gregory King, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, “A Path Toward Completion? The Impact of Statewide Articulation Agreements on Enrollment and Attainment,” March 18, 2019, 10:00 a.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professors: Dr. A. Brooks Bowden/Dr. Paul Umbach.

Pengyu Hao, Physics, “Single Molecule Fluorescence Study of Mismatch Repair System,” March 21, 2019, 9:30 a.m., Riddick Hall 145. Major Professor: Dr. Keith Weninger.

Allison Medlin, Educational Research & Policy Analysis, “Fostering the HERO Within: A Narrative Study of Foster Care Alumni in Higher Education,” March 21, 2019, 12:30 p.m., 112 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Audrey Jaeger.

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.

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.

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.

Chang Yuan, Curriculum & Instruction, “Teaching Disciplinary Literacy in High School Economics Classes: A Multiple-Case Study,” March 28, 2019, 2:00 p.m., 120 Poe Hall. Major Professor: Dr. Hiller Spires.

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.

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

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