Defenses and Examinations

You are invited to attend and participate in the oral doctoral examination of William Suk, candidate for the Ph.D. degree, which will be held on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at 10 a.m. in 304 Tolley Hall.

Suk’s advisor is Professor Deborah Pellow. The dissertation examining committee will be composed of Professors John Burdick, Dominic Pasura, Maureen Schwarz and John Western. Professor Martin Shanguhyia will serve as chair of the defense. The title of the candidate’s dissertation is: “Collaboration and Conflict in Transnationally-Dispersed Zimbabwean Families.”

You are invited to attend and participate in the oral doctoral examination of Xifan Chen, candidate for the Ph.D. degree, which will be held on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at 3:30 p.m. in 220 Link Hall.

Chen’s advisor is Professor Ossama M. Salem. The dissertation examining committee will be composed of Professors Baris Salman, Cliff Davidson, Eric Lui and Ahmed Abdel-Rahim. Professor Jianshun Zhang will serve as chair of the defense. The title of the candidate’s dissertation is: “Enhancing TSM&O Strategies Through Life Cycle Benefit/Cost Analysis: Life-Cycle Benefit/Cost Analysis Framework for Adaptive Traffic Control Systems and Ramp Metering Deployments.”

You are invited to attend and participate in the oral doctoral examination of Allison Womack, candidate for the Ph.D. degree, which will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, at 11:30 a.m. in Huntington Hall, Room 432.

Womack’s advisor is Professor Brian Martens. The dissertation examining committee will be composed of Professors Peter Vanable, Tanya Eckert, Lawrence Lewandowski and Joshua Felver. Professor Kathleen A. Hinchman will serve as chair of the defense. The title of the candidate’s dissertation is: “The Effects of Gross-Motor Fluency Training on Physical Activity Levels in Young Children.”

You are invited to attend and participate in the oral doctoral examination of Emera Bridger, candidate for the Ph.D. degree, which will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at 2 p.m. in 341 Eggers Hall.

Bridger’s advisor is Professor Susan S. Wadley. The dissertation examining committee will be composed of Professors Christopher R.N. DeCorse, Cecilia Van Hollen, Ann G. Gold and Hans C. Buechler. Professor Timur Hammond will serve as chair of the defense. The title of the candidate’s dissertation is: “Working for Dignity: The Authorized Sightseeing Rickshaw Drivers of Keoladeo National Park.”

You are invited to attend and participate in the oral doctoral examination of Jing Wang, candidate for the Ph.D. degree, which will be held on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the Center for Science and Technology, Room 4-206K.

Wang’s advisor is Professor Jian Tang. The dissertation examining committee will be composed of Professors Qinru Qiu, Yanzhi Wang, Mustafa Cenk Gursoy and Jae C. Oh. Professor Lixin Shen will serve as chair of the defense. The title of the candidate’s dissertation is: Modeling and Resource Allocation in Mobile Wireless Networks.”