College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Upcoming Defenses

May3

James C. Walliser - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

Social Interactions with Autonomous Agents: Team Perception and Team Development Improve Teamwork Outcomes

Major Professor: Tyler H. Shaw, PhD, Department of Psychology

David King Hall, CENTEC Conference Room
May 03, 2017, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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May1

Jeffrey Johnson - Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology

“Meet Them Where They Are”: Social Movement Communication in a Culture of Personal Politics

Major Professor: Amy L Best, PhD, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

The Hub (SUB II), #3
May 01, 2017, 12:30 PM to 02:30 PM

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Apr28

Patrick R. Mead - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

Spatial Context Target Relearning in Memory-guided Visual Search

Major Professor: Matthew S. Peterson, PhD, Department of Psychology

Mason Hall, #D201A
April 28, 2017, 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM

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Apr28

James L. Caton - Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

An Agent-based Theory of Social Economy

Major Professor: Richard E Wagner, PhD, Department of Economics

Mason Hall, #D180
April 28, 2017, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Apr28

Victoria Hoverman - Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology

Social Perceptions Matter: Exploring Factors that Influence Perceived Community HIV/AIDS Stigma amongst Black, White, and Hispanic Men Who Have Sex with Men

Major Professor: Shannon N Davis, PhD, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Commerce Building II, #3006
April 28, 2017, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Apr27

Scott Burns - Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Three Essays on Finance and Entrepreneurship in the Developing World

Major Professor: Lawrence H White, PhD, Department of Economics

Mason Hall, #D135
April 27, 2017, 03:45 PM to 05:15 PM

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Apr27

Melissa Cidade - Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology

Defining Bullying: A Split-Ballot Survey Experiment

Major Professor: James Witte, PhD, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Commerce Building II, #3006
April 27, 2017, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Apr26

Robert Mayo - Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Three Essays on Other Regarding Behavior in One- Shot Anonymous Games

Major Professor: Kevin A McCabe, PhD, Department of Economics

Mason Hall, #D180
April 26, 2017, 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

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Apr26

Ann Johnson - Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology

A Right-to-Work Model, the Unionization of Fairfax County Government Workers

Major Professor: Dae Young Kim, PhD, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Research Hall, #301
April 26, 2017, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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Apr26

Holly Moir - Doctor of Philosophy in History

Guiding Children's Consumerism, 1945-2000: Expanding Parental Responsibility

Major Professor: Peter N. Stearns, PhD, Department of History and Art History

Johnson Center, #333-D
April 26, 2017, 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

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Apr26

Kevin C. Young - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

The Unique Impact of Personality Strengths on Romantic Relationships

Major Professor: Todd B. Kashdan, PhD, Department of Psychology

David King Hall, #2064
April 26, 2017, 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Apr25

Michael Smith - Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Simple Protections from the Abuse of Market Power: The Complicated Reality

Major Professor: Daniel B Klein, PhD, Department of Economics

Mason Hall, #D180
April 25, 2017, 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM

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Apr24

Tainui Neilson - Doctor of Philosophy in Cultural Studies

The Labor of Digital Journalism in New Zealand and the US

Major Professor: Paul Smith, PhD, Cultural Studies Program

Enterprise Hall, #318
April 24, 2017, 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM

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Apr24

Carolyn Winslow - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

The Role of Affective Forecasting in Task Behavior: How – and for Whom – Does (in)Accuracy in Emotional Predictions Impact Task Performance?

Major Professor: Seth Kaplan, PhD, Department of Psychology

Robinson Hall B, #213
April 24, 2017, 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM

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Apr21

Lewis Levenberg - Doctor of Philosophy in Cultural Studies

Internet Infrastructure Development in Policy and Practice: Case Studies from Ghana, Nigeria, and Liberia

Major Professor: JP Singh, PhD, Cultural Studies Program

Enterprise Hall, #318
April 21, 2017, 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM

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Apr21

Simone Erchov - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

Reconceptualizing Trust: Defining, Modeling, and Measuring Trust

Major Professor: Patrick E McKnight, PhD, Department of Psychology

David King Hall, #2073A
April 21, 2017, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Apr21

Theresa S. Finley - Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Essays on Religion and Institutions in European Economic History

Major Professor: John V.C. Nye, PhD, Department of Economics

Metropolitan Building, #4027
April 21, 2017, 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

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Apr20

Anderson Bean - Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology

Popular Power, Agency and Communes in Venezuela

Major Professor: John G. Dale, PhD, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Research Hall, #302
April 20, 2017, 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM

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Apr20

Elizabeth Ait - Doctor of Arts in Community College Education

The Effects of Performance Anxiety on Sight-singing Achievement

Major Professor: Brian Wuttke, School of Music

Enterprise Hall, #318
April 20, 2017, 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

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Apr19

Katelyn Boggs - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

An Investigation into the Role of Dietary Copper and Zinc on Cu/Zn Cellular Bioavailability, Inflammation, and Species Typical Behaviors in a Late Onset Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease

Major Professor: Jane M Flinn, PhD, Department of Psychology

David King Hall, #2027
April 19, 2017, 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM

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Apr18

Julia Norgaard - Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Economics of Illicit Behaviors: Exchange in the Internet Wild West

Major Professor: Thomas Stratmann, PhD, Department of Economics

Mercatus Center, #4113
April 18, 2017, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

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Apr17

Brian S. Melton - Doctor of Arts in Community College Education

The Impact of Missionary Service on the Spiritual Development and Psychological Wellbeing of Mormon College Students

Major Professor: Nance Lucas, PhD, Center for the Advancement of Well-Being

Northern Neck, #110
April 17, 2017, 02:15 PM to 04:15 PM

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Apr17

Ashley C. Thomas - Doctor of Philosophy in Communication

The Millennial Experience in the Black Church: A Mixed Methods Study on Communicating Religious and Racial/Ethnic Identity

Major Professor: Mark C Hopson, PhD, Department of Communication

The Hub (SUB II), #VIP 2
April 17, 2017, 11:30 AM to 02:30 PM

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Apr14

Xing Tong - Doctor of Philosophy in Communication

Fatalism and the Processing of Fear Appeals Among Chinese: An Exploratory Study in the Context of Lung Cancer Prevention

Major Professor: Xiaoquan Zhao, PhD, Department of Communication

The Hub (SUB II), #1
April 14, 2017, 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

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Apr13

Raphael Mazzone - Doctor of Philosophy in Communication

Judging a Book by its Cover: Identity, Homeless, and the Public Library

Major Professor: Kevin B Wright, PhD, Department of Communication

The Hub (SUB II), #1
April 13, 2017, 12:30 PM to 02:30 PM

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Apr13

Lisa Daily - Doctor of Philosophy in Cultural Studies

Ethical Capitalism, Commodities, and the Consumerist Gaze

Major Professor: Paul Smith, PhD, Cultural Studies Program

Founder's Hall, #746
April 13, 2017, 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Apr12

David M. Wallace - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

An Investigation of the Motivation to Develop as a Leader

Major Professor: Stephen Zaccaro, PhD, Department of Psychology

Robinson Hall B, #215
April 12, 2017, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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Apr12

Brenda L. MacArthur - Doctor of Philosophy in Communication

Communication Beyond the Clinical Interaction: Delivering Comprehensive Healthcare to Patients with Intellectual Disabilities

Major Professor: Xiaoquan Zhao, PhD, Department of Communication

The Hub (SUB II), #3
April 12, 2017, 09:30 AM to 12:00 PM

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Apr6

Sheri Huerta - Doctor of Philosophy in History

"A Great Uneasiness In Our County": Slavery and Its Influence on Family and Community Stability in Northern Virginia, 1782-1860

Major Professor: Jane Turner Censer, PhD, Department of History and Art History

Johnson Center, #327-C
April 06, 2017, 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

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Apr6

Lyda Kiser - Doctor of Arts in Community College Education

Instruction and Assessment Technique Choices of Adjunct Humanities and Social Science Instructors in Virginia Community Colleges

Major Professor: Kelly Schrum, PhD, Higher Education Program

Research Hall, #402
April 06, 2017, 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

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Apr6

Anna Sanchez da Costa Faria - Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Coffee Culture: Three Essays on The Political Economy and Development of Brazil in the Early Twentieth Century

Major Professor: Peter J Boettke, PhD, Department of Economics

Mason Hall, #135
April 06, 2017, 09:30 AM to 12:00 PM

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Apr5

Stephanie Maass - Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology, Law and Society

Individual, Organizational, and Training Design Influences on Probation Training Outcomes

Major Professor: Faye Taxman, PhD, Department of Criminology, Law and Society

Commerce Building, #3006
April 05, 2017, 08:30 AM to 10:30 AM

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Apr4

Darwyyn Deyo - Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Law and Labor Markets: Three Essays on Individual Decision Making

Major Professor: Thomas Stratmann, PhD, Department of Economics

Mason Hall, #D180
April 04, 2017, 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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Mar30

Rosolino Candela - Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Three Essays on the Economics of Property Rights with Applications to the Political Economy of Italian Unification

Major Professor: Peter J Boettke, PhD, Department of Economics

Mason Hall, #135
March 30, 2017, 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Mar27

Lindsey Bestebreurtje - Doctor of Philosophy in History

Built by the People Themselves: African American Community Development in Arlington, Virginia, from the Civil War through Civil Rights

Major Professor: Jennifer Ritterhouse, PhD, Department of History and Art History

Innovation Hall, #211
March 27, 2017, 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

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Mar23

Ray Clark - Doctor of Philosophy in History

A Public Airport for the District of Columbia: The History of Washington Dulles International Airport

Major Professor: Zachary Schrag, PhD, Department of History and Art History

Nguyen Engineering Building, #1605
March 23, 2017, 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM

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