Defenses and Examinations

You are invited to attend and participate in the oral doctoral examination of Stoney Gan, candidate for the Ph.D. degree, which will be held on Wednesday, March 20, at 9 a.m. in 113 Heroy.

Gan’s advisor is Professor Christopher A. Scholz. The dissertation examining committee will be composed of Professors Jeffrey A. Karson, Bruce Wilkinson, Linda C. Ivany and John Halfman. Professor Lixin Shen will serve as chair of the defense. The title of the candidate’s dissertation is: “Interpreting Ancient Climate Signals from Sedimentary Archives of Lake Bosumtwi, Ghana.”

You are invited to attend and participate in the oral doctoral examination of Li Shao, candidate for the Ph.D. degree, which will be held on Wednesday, March 20, at 1:30 p.m. in 402 Maxwell Hall.

Shao’s advisor is Professor Brian Taylor. The dissertation examining committee will be composed of Professors Dimitar Gueorguiev, Shana Gadarian, Rongbin Han and Matthew R. Cleary. Professor Norman Kutcher will serve as chair of the defense. The title of the candidate’s dissertation is: “The Power of Protest Messages: An Information Model on Protest Participation in China.”

You are invited to attend and participate in the oral doctoral examination of Michaele Webb, candidate for the Ph.D. degree, which will be held on Friday, March 22, at 9 a.m. in 220 Huntington Hall, Ganders Lounge.

Webb’s advisor is Professor Gerald Edmonds. The dissertation examining committee will be composed of Professors Rob Pusch, Nick Smith, Julia White and Joseph Shedd. Professor Rick Welsh will serve as chair of the defense. The title of the candidate’s dissertation is: “Off the Rural Back Road: Describing the Experiences of Rural Students who Enrolled at an Urban 4-Year University.”