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

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Apr28

Yolanda Gibson - Doctor of Arts in Community College Education

Millennial Alumni Giving: Factors for Donating to Colleges and Universities

Major Professor: Jaime Lester, PhD, Higher Education Program

Merten Hall (formerly University Hall), #1204
April 28, 2015, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Apr24

Phyllis E. Slade - Doctor of Philosophy in History

A Moral Imperative: The Role of American Black Churches in International Anti-Apartheid Activism

Major Professor: Benedict Carton, PhD, Department of History and Art History

Research Hall, #162
April 24, 2015, 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM

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Apr24

Rebecca Erbelding - Doctor of Philosophy in History

About Time: The History of the War Refugee Board

Major Professor: Marion F. Deshmukh, PhD, Department of History and Art History

Robinson Hall B, #333
April 24, 2015, 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM

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Apr23

Jason Briggeman - Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Searching for Justification of the Policy of Pre-Market Approval of Pharmaceuticals

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

Enterprise Hall, #318
April 23, 2015, 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

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Apr23

Perry A. Threlfall - Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology

Contextualizing the Support Systems of Single Mothers in College: Facilitating Critical Feminist Analysis Using Mixed Methods

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

Robinson Hall A, #251
April 23, 2015, 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM

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Apr22

Christian Gonzalez - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

Individual Differences in Attention Control and Change Blindness

Major Professor: James C Thompson, PhD, Department of Psychology

David King Hall, #2073
April 22, 2015, 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

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Apr22

Vlad Tarko - Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Living within Rules: A Theoretical and Empirical Exploration of Institutional Diversity and Optimal Federalism

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

Enterprise Hall, #318
April 22, 2015, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

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Apr21

David Chandler Thomas - Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Empirical Studies of Emergency Response Services (9-1-1) and an Examination of Moral Hazard in Health Insurance

Major Professor: Thomas Stratmann, PhD, Department of Economics

Carow Hall, Conference Room
April 21, 2015, 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM

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Apr21

Ajima Olaghere - Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology, Law and Society

The Everyday Activities That Bind for Crime: Investigating the Process of Routine Activities at Specific Places

Major Professor: Cynthia Lum, PhD, Department of Criminology, Law and Society

Research Hall, #302
April 21, 2015, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Apr20

Naomi Watanabe - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

Parental Socialization of Emotion in Japan: Contribution to Preschoolers' Emotion Knowledge

Major Professor: Susanne A Denham, PhD, Department of Psychology

David King Hall, #1024 A
April 20, 2015, 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM

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Apr20

Ryan Safner - Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Essays on the Institutional Analysis of Copyright and Its Alternatives

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

Enterprise Hall, #318
April 20, 2015, 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

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Apr20

Wan-Lin Chang - Doctor of Philosophy in Communication

Taiwanese Mother-Daughter Breast Cancer Communication and Its Influence on Daughters’ Prevention Behaviors

Major Professor: Xiaoquan Zhao, PhD, Department of Communication

Research Hall, #162
April 20, 2015, 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM

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Apr20

David McClure - Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology, Law and Society

Understanding Public Tolerance for Justice System Error

Major Professor: David B Wilson, PhD, Department of Criminology, Law and Society

Aquia Building, #370
April 20, 2015, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Apr17

Ronald Vega - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

Why Use Flexible Work Arrangements?: A Policy Capturing Study Examining the Factors Related to FWA Utilization

Major Professor: Seth Kaplan, PhD, Department of Psychology

David King Hall, #2005
April 17, 2015, 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM

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Apr16

Olivia Majesky Blackmon - Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology

Underrepresented Minority Students in Four Urban School Districts: a Study of Technology Usage and Student Academic Performance in Math Grades Four and Eight

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

Commerce Building, #4006
April 16, 2015, 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

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Apr16

Robert S. Cavender - Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

The Economics of Self-Governance in Online Virtual Societies

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

Enterprise Hall, #400
April 16, 2015, 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM

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Apr15

Allison Bock - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

The Cognitive Components of Patterning: The Relation Between Executive Function and Patterning

Major Professor: Robert Pasnak, PhD, Department of Psychology

Nguyen Engineering Building, #1605
April 15, 2015, 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

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Apr15

Kristin Scott - Doctor of Philosophy in Cultural Studies

The "Digital City": A Critical Examination of the Discursive Practices of Urban Digitality in Three U.S. Cities

Major Professor: Denise Albanese, PhD, Department of English

Student Union I, #3B
April 15, 2015, 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM

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Apr13

Naliyah Kaya - Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology

Pen-Full Resistance: Poetry, Power, and Persona

Major Professor: Joseph A Scimecca, PhD, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Robinson Hall A, #251
April 13, 2015, 04:30 PM to 06:30 PM

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Apr13

Jordan Alpert - Doctor of Philosophy in Communication

Assessing the Communication Immediacy of an Online Health Portal: Analysis and Recommendations to Create a Communicatively Competent Health Information System

Major Professor: Gary Kreps, PhD, Department of Communication

Research Hall, #161
April 13, 2015, 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM

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Apr13

Lincoln Sloas - Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology, Law and Society

Examining the Relationship Between Treatment Readiness and Substance Use Treatment Initiation and Engagement

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

Commerce Building, #3006
April 13, 2015, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Apr9

Laura Grube - Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Disaster Recovery and the Role of Self-Governance

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

Enterprise Hall, #418
April 09, 2015, 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM

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Apr9

Abigail R. Hall - Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

The Political Economy of Drones

Major Professor: Christopher Coyne, PhD, Department of Economics

Enterprise Hall, #318
April 09, 2015, 03:30 PM to 04:30 PM

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Apr8

Sarah Klein - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

Emotion Regulation and Perceptions of Hostile and Constructive Criticism in Romantic Relationships

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

Research Hall, #92
April 08, 2015, 02:45 PM to 04:45 PM

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Apr8

Karen Houston - Doctor of Arts in Community College Education

Storytelling as Pedagogy: Perceptions of Nurse Educators

Major Professor: Lesley Smith, PhD, New Century College

Research Hall, #402
April 08, 2015, 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM

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Apr6

Nicole B. Fettig - Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

Temperament and Emotion Regulation: Predicting Social Competence, Internalizing, and Externalizing Behavioral Outcomes

Major Professor: Susanne A Denham, PhD, Department of Psychology

David King Hall, #1024
April 06, 2015, 01:30 PM to 03:30 PM

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Apr6

Solomon Stein - Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Theory and Method in Contemporary Interpretations of the Market Process

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

Enterprise Hall, #318
April 06, 2015, 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM

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Apr1

Paul D. Mueller - Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Learning from Adam Smith: Propriety in Individual Choice, Moral Judgment, and Politics

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

Enterprise Hall, #318
April 01, 2015, 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM

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Apr1

Mollie Rose Canzona - Doctor of Philosophy in Communication

Understanding Sexual Health in Breast Cancer Survivorship: Capturing Patient, Partner, and Provider Narratives to Enhance Biopsychosocial Care

Major Professor: Carla L Fisher, PhD, Department of Communication

Johnson Center, Gold Room
April 01, 2015, 12:30 PM to 02:30 PM

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Mar30

Jill Viglione - Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology, Law and Society

Bridging the Research/Practice Gap: Street-Level Decision Making and Historical Influences Related to Use of Evidence-Based Practices in Adult Probation

Major Professor: Danielle S Rudes, PhD, Department of Criminology, Law and Society

Commerce Building, #3006
March 30, 2015, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Liya Palagashvili - Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Aid and the Role of External Influence in Polycentric Institutions

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

March 26, 2015

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