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Upcoming Doctoral Defenses

Stephen Mason

A global synthesis on pyroentomology and a special focus on ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) community and functional trait responses to prescribed fire severity in a fire prone ecosystem

Major: Environmental Science
Chair: Marina Potapova
Committee Members: Sean O'Donnell, Jon Gelhaus, Nicholas Skowronski, Richard Horwitz, Alain Maasri
Date and Time: July 30, 2021 11:00 AM
Location: Academy of Natural Sciences

Stephen Mason

A global synthesis on pyroentomology and a special focus on ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) community and functional trait responses to prescribed fire severity

Major: Environmental Science
Chair: Marina Potapova
Committee Members: Sean O'Donnell, Jon Gelhaus, Nicholas Skowronski, Richard Horwitz, Alain Maasri
Date and Time: July 30, 2021 11:00 AM
Location: Zoom - Contact scm77@drexel.edu for link.

Anthony Cevoli

Sport Specialization, Creativity, and Athletic Scholarships

Major: Educational Leadership & Management
Chair: Cam Kiosoglous
Committee Members: Mary Jean Tecce DeCarlo, Rob Samuel
Date and Time: August 02, 2021 1:00 PM
Location: Zoom - Contact ac3924@drexel.edu for link.

Steven Miller

Avian Haemosporidians in the Gulf of Guinea: factors influencing host-parasite dynamics in a biodiversity hotspot

Major: Biological Sciences
Chair: Jacob Russell
Committee Members: Michael O'Connor, Jason Weckstein, Mary Gonder, Sean O'Donnell
Date and Time: August 04, 2021 10:00 AM
Location: Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building, Room 103

Asma Altasan

Ethnic, Body Composition and Dietary Factors as Determinants of Vitamin D Status

Major: Nutrition Sciences
Chair: Deeptha Sukumar
Committee Members: Jennifer Nasser, Arun Ramakrishnan, Michael Bruneau, Joseph Kindler
Date and Time: August 04, 2021 12:00 PM
Location: Zoom - Contact aaa526@drexel.edu for link.

Congmeng Lyu

Leveraging Diverse Observations of Atmospheric Composition and Model-Based Sensitivity Analysis to Refine Estimates of Air Pollution Emissions and Impacts

Major: Environmental Engineering
Chair: Shannon Capps
Committee Members: Ezra Wood, Michael Waring, Daven Henze, Patrick Gurian
Date and Time: August 04, 2021 1:00 PM
Location: Zoom - Contact cl3293@drexel.edu for link.

Rehab Alhazmi

Mental Illness Stigma and Burnout among Mental healthcare professionals in Saudi Arabia: A Mixed Methods Study

Major: Nursing
Chair: Kathleen Fisher
Committee Members: Joan Bloch, Trish Shewokis, Rami Ghazi Ahmad, Albert Rundio
Date and Time: August 05, 2021 9:00 AM
Location: Zoom - Contact rea65@drexel.edu for link.

Rennie Joshi

Associations between fine particulate matter and cardiovascular health in Nepal

Major: Epidemiology
Chair: Yvonne Michael
Committee Members: Gina Lovasi, Jane Clougherty, Leslie McClure, Anobha Gurung
Date and Time: August 10, 2021 8:00 AM
Location: Zoom - Contact rj438@drexel.edu for link.

Ian Kennedy

A Local Accumulation Connected Spread Moxel of Neurofibrillary Tangle Propagation in the Human Neocortex

Major: Biomedical Engineering
Chair: Peter Lewin
Committee Members: Andres Kriete, Ahmet Sacan
Date and Time: August 12, 2021 3:00 PM
Location: Zoom - Contact iak27@drexel.edu for link.

Austin Gallagher

Access to Highly Functionalized Monocyclic Cyclopentenones via the Exploitation of Labile Silicon Tethered 1,7-Enynes

Major: Chemistry
Chair: Haifeng Ji
Committee Members: Jeremiah Scepaniak, Jun Xi, Sarah Wengryniuk, Osvaldo Gutierrez
Date and Time: August 13, 2021 11:30 AM
Location: Zoom - Contact agg48@drexel.edu for link.

Pramodkumar Yadav

Essays on Mutual Funds

Major: Business Administration
Chair: Daniel Dorn
Committee Members: Gjergji Cici, Gregory Nini, Naveen Daniel, Michelle Lowry
Date and Time: August 16, 2021 9:00 AM
Location: Zoom - Contact py67@drexel.edu for link.

Caleb Mezzy

A Delphi Study: Developing a Career Transition Model for Professional Baseball Players

Major: Educational Leadership & Management
Chair: Cameron Kiosoglous
Committee Members: Kristen Betts, Alex Auerbach
Date and Time: August 16, 2021 2:00 PM
Location: Zoom - Contact cm3643@drexel.edu for link.

Danielle Moyer

Ground-based and in-situ monitoring of volcanic gas and ash emissions: A Study of Yellowstone, Sinabung, and Villarrica Volcanoes

Major: Biological Sciences
Chair: Edward Daeschler
Committee Members: Loyc Vanderkluysen, Alexa VanEaton, Amanda Lough
Date and Time: August 17, 2021 1:30 PM
Location: Zoom - Contact dkm64@drexel.edu for link.

Gary Blumenthal

Somatosensory cortex undergoes maladaptive reorganization with neuropathic pain development after spinal cord injury

Major: Biomedical Science
Chair: Kara Spiller
Committee Members: Karen Moxon, John Bethea, Megan Detloff, Ahmet Sacan
Date and Time: August 19, 2021 1:00 PM
Location: Zoom - Contact ghb29@drexel.edu for link.

Christopher Beissel

The High School Teacher SEL Mindset: A Mixed Methods Study

Major: Educational Leadership & Management
Chair: Michael Haslip
Committee Members: Amanda Lannie, Richard Mextorf
Date and Time: August 19, 2021 6:00 PM
Location: Zoom - Contact crb388@drexel.edu for link.

Danielle Debartolo

Peripheral Olfactory Dysfunction in Fragile X Mice

Major: Biological Sciences
Chair: Felice Elefant
Committee Members: Anna Denise Garcia, Joshua Jackson, Michael Akins, Daniel Miranda
Date and Time: August 20, 2021 10:00 AM
Location: Zoom - Contact dd849@drexel.edu for link.

Katie Nelson

Understanding Multilevel Factors that Contribute to Utilization of Mental Health Services in Children

Major: Health Management & Policy
Chair: Jonathan Purtle
Committee Members: Brent Langellier, Felice Le-Scherban, Paul Shattuck, Kimberly Hoagwood
Date and Time: August 30, 2021 9:30 AM
Location: Zoom - Contact kml383@drexel.edu for link.

Melissa Kaufman

Effects of Adaptive Leadership on Faculty Engagement in Online Learning in Higher Education: A Mixed Methods Study

Major: Educational Leadership & Management
Chair: Kristen Betts
Committee Members: Constance Lyttle, Ronnie Kramer
Date and Time: September 07, 2021 12:30 PM
Location: Zoom - Contact mjk397@drexel.edu for link.