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Defense Announcements

There are three phases to a dissertation defense:

Public Presentation of the Dissertation and Defense
In the public lecture or presentation, the candidate is expected to share the results of his or her dissertation research with the dissertation committee and audience. This presentation may vary in length depending on the circumstances and discipline. At the end of this public presentation, members of the dissertation committee, as well as members of the audience are encouraged to direct questions to the candidate pertaining to the research.

The Dissertation Committee's Meeting with the Candidate
At the conclusion of the public presentation and defense, the dissertation committee members will meet privately with the candidate to pose further questions about the candidate's research or to address issues related to the dissertation manuscript. The dissertation committee can ask the candidate to address these additional questions or changes to the manuscript. The dissertation committee chair presides at this meeting.

Evaluation of the Candidate's Performance
Upon completion of the public presentation and defense and the private meeting, the dissertation committee members, in the absence of the candidate and the audience, discuss the candidate's performance and decide whether or not she or he has passed the defense. The committee chair or one of the co-chairs leads the discussion and communicates the result to the candidate.

Student NameProgramDefense InformationAbstract 
Suzanne KavanaughPhD in Education: Educational Leadership

12/7/17 at 3:30 PM
in 360C PH

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Kimberly MartinPhD in Educaction: Educational Leadership12/7/17 at 1 PM
in 493 PH
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Joanne Farley LeBlancPhD in Reading Education12/7/17 at 1 PM
in 480K PH 
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Lauri HoglePhD in Music Education11/10/17 at 4 PM
in 231 VAR
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Daniel QuinnPhD in Education: Educational Leadership11/6/17 at 11 AM
in 488 PH
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Nofe Al-AsuoadPhD in Applied Mathematical Sciences11/3/17 at 1 PM
in 372 MSC
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Richard BassousPhD in Computer Science and Informatics11/2/17 at 9 AM
in 347 EC
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Lisa RheaumePhD in Education: Educational Leadership11/1/17 at 2:30 PM
in 488 PH
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Amy Siebert-McKenziePhD in Biomedical Sciences: Medical Physics 10/31/17 at 12 PM
in 333 MSC 
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Sara DelgadoPhD in Education: Educational Leadership10/27/17 at 2 PM
in 493 PH
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Amir KazemiPhD in Mechanical Engineering 10/27/17 at 9:30 AM
in 347 EC
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Deirdre PittsPhD in Education: Educational Leadership10/26/17 at 1:30 PM
in 154 PH
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Rebecca VannestPhD in Education: Counseling10/26/17 at 11 AM
in 488 PH
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Dena ElghorouryPhD in Education: Counseling10/25/17 at 1 PM
in 488 PH
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Eric SturnPhD in Education: Educational Leadership10/24/17 at 1 PM
in 493 PH
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Dionysios PanagiotopoulosPhD in Mechanical Engineering 10/20/17 at 11 AM
in 347 EC
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Vasileios GeroulasPhD in Mechanical Engineering 10/13/17 at 10 AM
in 347 EC
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Amanda HessPhD in Education: Educational Leadership10/12/17 at 11 AM
in 204 PH
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Kaori SakaiPhD in Mechanical Engineering10/3/17 at 10 AM
in 347 EC
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Emad MazhariPhD in Mechanical Engineering9/29/17 at 10 AM
in 347 EC
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Xu ChenPhD in Mechanical Engineering9/28/17 at 1:30 PM
in 347 EC
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Lisa HinePhD in Reading Education9/28/17 at 10 AM
in 488 PH
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Christopher AndersonPhD in Systems Engineering8/7/17 at 10 AM
in 347 EC
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Michael CootePhD in Biomedical Sciences: Health and Environmental Chemistry8/4/17 at 2 PM
in 376 MSC
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