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Defense Announcements

There are three phases to a dissertation defense:

Public Presentation of the Dissertation and Defense
In the public lecture or presentation, the candidate is expected to share the results of his or her dissertation research with the dissertation committee and audience. This presentation may vary in length depending on the circumstances and discipline. At the end of this public presentation, members of the dissertation committee, as well as members of the audience are encouraged to direct questions to the candidate pertaining to the research.

The Dissertation Committee's Meeting with the Candidate
At the conclusion of the public presentation and defense, the dissertation committee members will meet privately with the candidate to pose further questions about the candidate's research or to address issues related to the dissertation manuscript. The dissertation committee can ask the candidate to address these additional questions or changes to the manuscript. The dissertation committee chair presides at this meeting.

Evaluation of the Candidate's Performance
Upon completion of the public presentation and defense and the private meeting, the dissertation committee members, in the absence of the candidate and the audience, discuss the candidate's performance and decide whether or not she or he has passed the defense. The committee chair or one of the co-chairs leads the discussion and communicates the result to the candidate.

Student NameProgramDefense InformationAbstract 
Swathi VaddePhD in Systems Engineering 

4/23/18 at 2 PM
in 347 EC

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Zahraddeen GwarzoPhD in Computer Science and Informatics

4/17/18 at 2 PM
in 347 EC

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Jennifer KorenchukPhD in Education: Counseling

3/14/18 at 1:30 PM
in 484 PH

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Alcia Armentris FreemanPhD in Education: Counseling

3/14/18 at 12:30 PM
in 436 PH

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Pawel MarcinekPhD in Applied Mathematical Sciences

3/13/18 at 3 PM
in 378 MSC

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Karimah SweetPhD in Applied Mathematical Sciences

3/13/18 at 12 PM
in 378 MSC

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Paula LaurenPhD in Computer Science and Informatics

3/13/18 at 10 AM
in 347 EC

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Lauren WellsPhD in Education: Educational Leadership

3/12/18 at 1 PM
in 360 PH

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Chris ShrevePhD in Education: Counseling

3/12/18 at 12 PM
in TBA

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Mohammed AlghassabPhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

3/12/18 at 9 AM
in 347 EC 

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Sherry Wynn PerduePhD in Education: Educational Leadership

3/9/18 at 3 PM 
in 493 PH

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Hatem ElgothamyPhD in Systems Engineering 

3/9/18 at 3 PM
in 347 EC

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Bryant JonesPhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

3/9/18 at 12:30 PM
in 347 EC

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Themistoklis KoutsellisPhD in Mechanical Engineering

3/8/18 at 10 AM
in 347 EC

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Abdrahamane TraorePhD in Systems Engineering

3/7/18 at 3 PM
in 347 EC

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Ali AlqudaihiPhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

3/7/18 at 11:45 AM
in 347 EC

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Karie A. AltmanPhD in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

3/6/18 at 12 PM
in 164 MSC

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Vasiliki TsianikasPhD in Mechanical Engineering 

3/6/18 at 8:30 AM
in 347 EC

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Hamzeh AlzubiPhD in Systems Engineering

3/5/18 at 10 AM
in 347 EC

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Sandra HulmePhD in Education: Early Childhood Education

3/5/18 at 10 AM
in 436 PH

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Dhrgam Al KafafPhD in Computer Science and Informatics

3/2/18 at 10 AM
in 347 EC

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Kharananda SharmaPhD in Biomedical Sciences: Medical Physics

3/1/18 at 2 PM
in 378 MSC

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LaTricia ClarkPhD in Education: Early Childhood Education

2/28/18 at 1 PM
in 436 PH

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Sami AlbouqPhD in Computer Science and Informatics

1/29/18 at 10 AM
in 347 EC

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Xin ZhangPhD in Reading Education

1/23/18 at 10 AM
in 488 PH

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Li PeiPhD in Reading Education

1/18/18 at 1 PM
in 488 PH

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Abdullah Al-RefaiPhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

1/12/18 at 10 AM
in 347 EC

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Suzanne KavanaughPhD in Education: Educational Leadership

12/7/17 at 3:30 PM
in 360C PH

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Kimberly MartinPhD in Educaction: Educational Leadership12/7/17 at 1 PM
in 493 PH
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Joanne Farley LeBlancPhD in Reading Education12/7/17 at 1 PM
in 480K PH 
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