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Upcoming Doctoral Defenses

Dominique McDaniel

Bayesian Inference with Principal Stratification in Randomized Clinical Trials to Deal with Intercurrent Events

Major: Biostatistics
Chair: Leslie McClure
Committee Members: Brian Lee, Alisa Stephens-Shields, Arman Sabbaghi, Karen Price, Loni Tabb
Date and Time: December 06, 2023 9:00 AM
Location: Nesbitt Hall, Room 540

Andrea Rosenkranz

Determining Secondary Structural Elements of Hepatitis B Virus Pregenomic RNA and Preliminary Analysis of the DDB1-HBx Interaction as a Therapeutic Target

Major: Molecular & Cell Biology & Genetics
Chair:
Committee Members:
Date and Time: December 07, 2023 9:30 AM
Location: Zoom - Contact ar3267@drexel.edu for link.

Pam Shute

Influence of Social-Emotional Learning in Early Childhood Following the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Qualitative Case Study

Major: Educational Leadership & Management
Chair: Joy Phillips
Committee Members: Mary Jean Tecce DeCarlo, Toni Lehman
Date and Time: December 07, 2023 10:00 AM
Location: Zoom - Contact pes36@drexel.edu for link.

Ian Nichols

An examination of mammal community composition shifts and species turnover across landscape mosaics in Cameroon and on Bioko Island

Major: Biological Sciences
Chair: Sean O'Donnell
Committee Members: Ryan Petrie, Mary Gonder, Jon Gelhaus
Date and Time: December 07, 2023 3:00 PM
Location: Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building

Carmen Price-Bullock

Exploring the Shortages of Black Educators in Special Education in Public Schools

Major: Educational Leadership & Management
Chair: Chris Vorndran
Committee Members: Kristine Grant, Myrtle Dorsey
Date and Time: December 08, 2023 9:00 AM
Location: Zoom - Contact cp975@drexel.edu for link.

Sandy Mason

¬°Apoyo! Exploring How Support Shapes the Latinx Experience Around College and Career Readiness in an Urban High School: A Phenomenological Study

Major: Educational Leadership & Management
Chair: Vera Lee
Committee Members: Yolanda Abel, Kristine Grant
Date and Time: December 08, 2023 2:00 PM
Location: Zoom - Contact sgm67@drexel.edu for link.

Bani Malhotra

A Mixed-methods Art Therapy Study Examining Psychosocial Outcomes with Hospitalized Adult Burn Patients

Major: Creative Arts in Therapy
Chair: Girija Kaimal
Committee Members: Trish Shewokis, Johanna Czamanski-Cohen, Linwood Haith, Minjung Shim
Date and Time: December 11, 2023 9:00 AM
Location: Zoom - Contact bm3223@drexel.edu for link.

Zhouquan Fu

Bioprinting of Novel Gelatin Methacryloyl Hydrogels: Bioink Design, Printing Optimization by Machine Learning, and Applications in Cell Protections under Oxidative Stress

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Chair: Antonios Kontsos
Committee Members: Yinghui Zhong, Alan Lau, Wei Sun, Gongyao Zhou, Li-Hsin Han
Date and Time: December 11, 2023 9:00 AM
Location: Zoom - Contact zf58@drexel.edu for link.

Mike Kovacevich

A Search for Neutrino Flares with 10 years of IceCube's Cascade Events

Major: Physics
Chair: Naoko Kurahashi Neilson
Committee Members: Eric Brewe, Michael Vogeley, Michelle Dolinski, Erik Blaufuss
Date and Time: December 11, 2023 10:00 AM
Location: Disque Hall, Room 919

Marlene DeMaio

A Delphi Method Study: Exploring and Identifying Foundation Skills for Surgeons to Transform Surgical Education

Major: Educational Leadership & Management
Chair: Kristen Betts
Committee Members: Christopher Wright, Dan Farahmand, Kaye Shelton
Date and Time: December 13, 2023 1:00 PM
Location: Zoom - Contact md3739@drexel.edu for link.

John Bredin

Imagine a Hollywood for the Greater Good: A Story of Lost Film, Found Family, and Recovered Dreams

Major: Educational Leadership & Management
Chair: Larry Keiser
Committee Members: William Lynch, Janna Jones
Date and Time: December 13, 2023 4:00 PM
Location: Zoom - Contact jb4436@drexel.edu for link.

Carisssa Casey

Exploring Teachers' Racial Awareness About Black and Asian Identities through Race-Based Professional Development and Implicit Racial Bias: A Mixed Methods Case Study

Major: Educational Leadership & Management
Chair: Peggy Kong, Vera Lee
Committee Members: Christen Clougherty
Date and Time: December 14, 2023 1:30 PM
Location: Zoom - Contact cc3733@drexel.edu for link.

Dara McDowell

Understanding Relationships and Experiences of Race-Related Stress, Historical Loss, Social Support and Substance Misuse among Black Young Adults

Major: Couple and Family Therapy
Chair: Jessica Chou, Ellen Stephanie Krauthamer Ewing
Committee Members: Reggie Banks, Bertranna Muruthi, David Bennett
Date and Time: December 15, 2023 9:00 AM
Location: Health Sciences Building

Karol Zhong

Maternal Psychotropic Medication Use During Pregnancy and Child Health Outcomes

Major: Epidemiology
Chair: Kristen Dodge
Committee Members: Lucy Robinson, Brian Lee, Dheeraj Rai, Michael Yudell
Date and Time: December 15, 2023 10:00 AM
Location: Zoom - Contact cz358@drexel.edu for link.

Cassidy Buhler

Advances in optimization with applications to nature conservation

Major: Business Administration
Chair: Hande Benson
Committee Members: Avijit Banerjee, Jinwook Lee, Vasilis Gkatzelis, Anna Devlin
Date and Time: December 15, 2023 12:00 PM
Location: Gerri C LeBow Hall, Room 722

Anthony Howcroft

Investigating the impact of content introduction and self-efficacy on student performance in general chemistry

Major: Chemistry
Chair: Ezra Wood
Committee Members: Jennifer Stanford, Susan Jansen-Vamum, Monica Ilies, Karl Sohlberg
Date and Time: December 15, 2023 1:00 PM
Location: Disque Hall, Room 108

Parsa Namakiaraghi

Engineering Cementitious Composite with Nature-Inspired Architected Polymeric Reinforcing Elements

Major: Civil Engineering
Chair: Amir Farnam
Committee Members: Ahmad Najafi, Ivan Bartoli, Reza Moini, Grace Hsuan
Date and Time: December 18, 2023 3:00 PM
Location: Zoom - Contact pn363@drexel.edu for link.

Asli Arslanbek Evci

Arts-based psychosocial intervention training in humanitarian emergency settings: Clinical, ethical, cultural, and professional implications

Major: Creative Arts in Therapy
Chair: Girija Kaimal
Committee Members: Rebekka Dieterich-Hartwell, Gaelynn Wolf Bordonaro, Holly Feen-Calligan, Adenike Webb
Date and Time: December 19, 2023 11:00 AM
Location: Zoom - Contact aa4352@drexel.edu for link.

Henry Colby

Partitioning and Ammonium Replacement of Nicotine and Basic Gases to Particulate Matter

Major: Chemistry
Chair: Kevin Owens
Committee Members: Michael Waring, Daniel King, Karl Sohlberg, Peter DeCarlo, Ana Rule
Date and Time: December 20, 2023 1:00 PM
Location: Zoom - Contact hjc53@drexel.edu for link.

Alex Kalinowski

Developing Novel Triple Embeddings for Scalable Alignment of Knowledge Graphs and Natural Language

Major: Information Science
Chair: Yuan An
Committee Members: Jake WIlliams, Weimao Ke, Ying Ding, Jane Greenberg
Date and Time: January 12, 2024 2:00 PM
Location: Zoom - Contact ajk437@drexel.edu for link.