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

Upcoming Defenses

May9

Alan Tomassetti - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

On the Reliability of Judgments Made in Policy Capturing Measures: A Meta-analytic Review and Experimental Analysis

Major Professor: Reeshad S. Dalal, PhD, Department of Psychology

David King Hall, #2006
May 09, 2017, 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

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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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May3

William D. Miller, Jr - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

Examining the Role of Spatial Memory in Interruptions

Major Professor: Deborah A. Boehm-Davis, PhD, Department of Psychology

Mason Hall, #D201A
May 03, 2017, 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM

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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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May1

Rebecca Forrest - Doctor of Philosophy in Cultural Studies

Shooting Stars: Militarization & Celebrity

Major Professor: Char R Miller, PhD, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Enterprise Hall, #418
May 01, 2017, 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM

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Apr28

Colleen Reynolds - Doctor of Philosophy in Writing and Rhetoric

21st-century Rhetorical Practices for Business-to-Business Sales Professionals and Sales Educators that Synthesize Shakespeare and Improvisation with Theories of Kenneth Burke

Major Professor: Douglas Eyman, PhD, Department of English

Fenwick Library, #3001
April 28, 2017, 03:00 PM to 05:00 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

Alexander C. Cartwright - Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Three Essays in Law & Economics

Major Professor: Christopher Coyne, PhD, Department of Economics

Mason Hall, #D180
April 28, 2017, 01:30 PM to 03:30 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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Apr28

Jennifer DiMauro - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

Post-trauma Relationship Processes and Trauma-related Disclosure in Female Survivors of Sexual Assault

Major Professor: Keith D Renshaw, PhD, Department of Psychology

David King Hall, #2073A
April 28, 2017, 09:30 AM to 11:30 AM

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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

Peter B. Twieg - Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Bridging the Lab and the Field: Three Essays on Experiments in Virtual Worlds

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

Metropolitan Building, #5075
April 27, 2017, 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

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Apr27

Johanna Folk - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

The Impact of Family Contact During Incarceration on Post-release Functioning: An Exploration of Explanatory Mechanisms and Group Differences

Major Professor: June P Tangney, PhD, Department of Psychology

David King Hall, #2013
April 27, 2017, 11:00 AM to 01:00 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

Cameron J. Harwick - Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Credit and Cranium: Three Essays on the Meaning of Money

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

Mason Hall, #D180
April 26, 2017, 04:30 PM to 06:30 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

Joy Buchanan - Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Three Essays on Experimental and Behavioral Economics

Major Professor: Daniel E Houser, PhD, Department of Economics

Mason Hall, #D180
April 26, 2017, 10:00 AM to 12:00 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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Apr25

Joshua Wojnilower - Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

The Supply of Credit and U.S. Economic Activity: Empirical Evidence for New Monetary Transmission Mechanisms

Major Professor: Thomas Stratmann, PhD, Department of Economics

Mercatus Center, #4027
April 25, 2017, 01:00 PM to 02:30 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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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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