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Dissertation Defense Dates

Marie Avgousti, a Ph.D. candidate in Curriculum and Instruction, will defend her dissertation, "A Research Synthesis and a Systematic Review of the Impact of Web 2.0 Tools and Applications on the Intercultural (Communicative) Competence of Second or Foreign Language Learners," on April 28, 2016 at 10:00 A. M. in Room 218 of Fitzgerald Hall.

Susan Jacobsmeyer Werner, a Ph.D. candidate in Medical Family Therapy, will defend her dissertation, "Attachment Resiliency: Marital Recovery from TBI," on April 28, 2016 at 11:45 A. M. in Room 1123 of Morrissey Hall.

James Buck Jr., a Ph.D. candidate in Higher Education Administration, will defend his dissertation, "An Investigation of Strategies Intended to Improve Retention, Academic Achievement, and Graduation of African American Students in Higher Education," on April 28, 2016 at 1:30 P. M. in Room 124 of Fitzgerald Hall.

Amy Chen, a Ph.D. candidate in Curriculum and Instruction, will defend her dissertation, "Examining Secondary Student Teachers' Learning and Application of Multicultural Education"," on April 29, 2016 at 9:00 A. M. in Room 30 of Fitzgerald Hall.

Michael Frechette, a Ph.D. candidate in International Business and Marketing, will defend his dissertation, "Peer to Peer Collaborative Consumption, Social Distance, and the Extended Self," on April 29, 2016 at 10:00 A. M. in Room 452 of Davis-Shaughnessy Hall.

Michael F. Jones, a Ph.D. candidate in Higher Education Administration, will defend his dissertation, "A Grounded Case Study Exploring First-Year African American Students' Perceptions of Spirituality while on Academic Probation," on April 29, 2016 at 1:00 P. M. in Room 123 of Fitzgerald Hall.

Carrie E. Massura, a Ph.D. candidate in Clinical Psychology, will defend her dissertation, "Demographic, Psychosocial, and Biomedical Predictors of Caregiver Reports of Child Adherence to Psychotropic Medication Regimens," on April 29, 2016 at 2:00 P. M. in Room 2603 of Morrissey Hall.

Christina Noel White, a Ph.D. candidate in Experimental Psychology, will defend her dissertation, "Interoceptive Awareness and Empathy," on May 3, 2016 at 10:00 A. M. in Room 2601 of Morrissey Hall.

Michelle Stacy, a Ph.D. candidate in Curriculum and Instruction, will defend her dissertation, "The Historical Origins of Social Studies Teacher as Athletic Coach" on May 3, 2016 at 10:00 A. M. in Room 123 of Fitzgerald Hall.

Ryan J. Thoni, a Ph.D. candidate in Biology, will defend his dissertation, "Systematic Studies of Otophysian Himalayan Fishes," on May 4, 2016 at 10:00 A. M. in the Biology Department Board Room.

Lauren Stein, a Ph.D. candidate in Pharmacology and Physiology, will defend her dissertation, "Characterization of Novel Peptide Hormones and Elucidation of Their Cognate Receptors: Adropin and Phoenixin" on May 4, 2016 at 3:00 P. M. in Lecture Hall 3 of Schwitalla Hall.

Elizabeth Jolley, a Ph.D. candidate in Chemistry, will defend her dissertation, "Studies of Nucleic Acid Duplex Stability: Effects from Interralators and Nonstandard Nucleotides" on May 5, 2016 at 10:00 A. M. in Room 1030 of McDonnell-Douglas Hall.

Jessica Waldrop, a Ph.D. candidate in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, will defend her dissertation, "Physician Compassion Regulation as a Predictor of Medical Student Performance: The Intermediary Role of Moral Self-Concept" on May 5, 2016 at 3:30 P. M. in Room 2603 of Morrissey Hall.

Brittany Robinson, a Ph.D. candidate in Medical Family Therapy, will defend her dissertation, "Predictors of Sexual Orientation Disclosure in a Sample of African American Men Who Have Sex with Men" on May 9, 2016 at 12:00 P. M. in Room 1105 of Morrissey Hall.

Jieqiong Ma, a Ph.D. candidate in International Business and Marketing, will defend her dissertation, "State Ownership, Governmental Customer Concentration, and Firm Innovation," on May 2, 2016 at 10:00 A. M. in Room 352 of Davis-Shaughnessy Hall.

Elissa Cutter, a Ph.D. candidate in Theological Studies, will defend her dissertation, "The Early Modern Abbess as Théologienne: The Theology and Spirituality of Mother Angélique Arnaud," on May 3, 2016 at 10:00 A. M. in the Sinquefield State Room on the fourth floor of DuBourg Hall.

James McCollum, a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy, will defend his dissertation, "The Soul of Freedom: Knowledge in Dewey's Political Theory," on May 3, 2016 at 12:00 P. M. in Room 343 of Adorjan Hall.

Joseph L. Wilkins, a Ph.D. candidate in Meteorology, will defend his dissertation, "The Impacts of Biomass Burning and Stratospheric Air Mass Plumes on Ozonesonde Profiles in the Midwest during the SEACIONS Field Campaign in the Summer of 2013," on May 3, 2016 at 3:00 P. M. in Room 206 of O'Neil Hall.

Abdullah Alshrari, a Ph.D. candidate in Public and Social Policy, will defend his dissertation, "The St. Louis Muslim Community Thirteen Years after September 11," on May 4, 2016 at 2:30 P. M. in Room 144 of McGannon Hall.

Matthew Bardowell, a Ph.D. candidate in English, will defend his dissertation, "Art and Emotion in Old Norse and Old English Poetry," on May 5, 2016 at 1:00 P. M. in Room 342 of Adorjan Hall.

Donna R. Halloran, a Ph.D. candidate in Public Health Studies, will defend her dissertation, "Burden of Late Preterm Births through the First Year of Life," on May 5, 2016 at 1:00 P. M. in Room 408, the Glass Conference Room, of Salus Center.

LaSheena Barnes, a Ph.D. candidate in Clinical Psychology, will defend her dissertation, "Ego Identity: Measurement and Correlates among Emerging Adults," on May 6, 2016 at 2:00 P. M. in Room 2603 of Morrissey Hall.

Rachelle Barina, a Ph.D. candidate in Health Care Ethics, will defend her dissertation, "Healing Ethics: The Shadows of Moral Law and Medical Bodies in Catholic Health Ministry," on May 9, 2016 at 1:00 P. M. in Room 1412D of Salus Center.

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