Dissertation defense schedule


Kara Groom

Program: Nursing

Advisor: Marilyn Frenn, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FTOS, FAAN

Date/Time: October 25, 2018, 11:00 a.m.

Defense Location: Clark Hall, Room 120

Dissertation Title: "Comparing Interprofessional Socialization in Mixed Discipline and Nursing Student-Only Cohorts"


Paul Ryan

Program: Mechanical Engineering

Advisor: Dr. Philip Voglewede

Date/Time: October 26, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

Defense Location: Engineering Hall, Room 221

Dissertation Title: "Automating the Analysis of Uncertainties in Multi-Body Dynamic Systems Using Polynomial Chaos Theory"


Danielle Siclovan

Program: Nursing

Advisor: Marianne Weiss

Date/Time: October 29, 2018, 2:30 p.m.

Defense Location: Emory Clark Collect of Nursing

Dissertation Title: "Home Health Care Effect on Post-Discharge Return to Hospital"


Shaun Duerr

Program: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor: Cristinel Ababei

Date/Time: October 30, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

Defense Location: EH-352

Dissertation Title: "Co-Simulation for Optimization of Multiple Buildings and Distribution Networks for the Smart Grid"


Angela D. Haendel

Program: Interdisciplinary PhD

Advisor: Dr. Amy Vaughan Van Hecke

Date/Time: November 2, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

Defense Location: Cramer Hall, Room 217

Dissertation Title: "'Changes in Electroencephalogram Coherence in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder After a Social Skills Intervention"

Tyler A. Stewart

Program: Religious Studies

Advisor: Michael B. Cover

Date/Time: November 2, 2018, 11:00 a.m.

Defense Location: AMU, Room 252

Dissertation Title: "'The Present Evil Age': The Origin and Persistence of Evil in Galatians"

Drew Williams

Program: Computational Sciences

Advisor: Sheikh Ahamed

Date/Time: November 5, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

Defense Location: Cudahy Hall, Room 401

Dissertation Title: "Developing Accessible Collection and Presentation Methods for Observational Data"


Nathaniel Odgen Kidd

Program: Religious Studies

Advisor: Marcus Plested

Date/Time: November 26, 2018, 1:30 p.m.

Defense Location: AMU, Room 157

Dissertation Title: "Imagining Demons in Post-Christian Jerusalem: John of Damascus and the Consolidation of Classical Christian Demonology"