Upcoming Ph.D. Dissertation Defense Announcements

One of the last steps to obtaining your doctoral degree is to defend your dissertation. Once you have finalized your dissertation, you must schedule and announce your defense.

Schedule Your Defense

First, arrange a mutually agreeable time with your committee. Set up the oral exam at least 30 days prior to when you wish to defend. Provide all members of your committee with a complete copy of your dissertation at least 30 days before the defense so they will have sufficient time to read and criticize your work.

Learn more about deadlines »


Announce Your Defense

Once the date of your defense has been established, you should complete the Ph.D. Defense Announcement Submission through OneStart. The announcement e-doc must reach the University Graduate School at least 30 days before the date of your defense. The University Graduate School begins counting the 30 days from the date your e-doc is received by our office. We recommend that you submit the e-doc at least 40 days before your defense date to allow time for the e-doc to route for approval through your academic department.

Submit your announcement through OneStart »

Once announced, the time and place cannot be changed without the approval of the dean of the University Graduate School.

Ordinarily, the defense is conducted here at Indiana University, but under extraordinary circumstances other arrangements can sometimes be made. Prior approval must be obtained from your committee and the University Graduate School.

After submitting your Ph.D. Defense Announcement Submission e-doc, track your document to ensure timely approval. Click on the “Student Reference” link in the “Ph.D. Defense Announcement" section and scroll to the section pertaining to tracking your e-doc.

Learn how to track your announcement »

At Your Defense

Have your committee sign the acceptance and abstract pages of your dissertation at the defense.

Learn more about formatting requirements »

Upcoming Announcments

This list of scheduled Ph.D. dissertation defenses is distributed so that faculty may attend or see the full announcement. If you are a faculty member and wish to see the full announcement, please call the University Graduate School Office at (812) 855-8853. If you wish to attend, please contact the committee chair in advance as a courtesy.


COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, GRADUATE DIVISION

Wednesday, October 01, 2014, 4:00 pm
Physics
Li, Ruizi
Electromagnetic and isospin breaking effects on low-lying baryons with staggered quarks, and Porting the MILC Code to the Intel Xeon Phi Architecture
Swan Hall West, Room 238
Chair: Prof. Steven Gottlieb, (855-0243)

Thursday, October 02, 2014, 8:30 am
French & Linguistics
Dow, Michael C.
Contrast and Markedness Among Nasal(ized) Vowels: A Phonetic-Phonological Study of French and Vimeu Picard
Indiana Memorial Union, Sassafras Room
Chair: Prof. Julie Auger & Prof. Stuart Davis, (855-7958 & 855-2043)

Friday, October 03, 2014, 12:00 pm
History & Philosophy of Science
Baker, Tawrin
Color, Cosmos, Oculus: Jacopo Zabarella and Hieronymus Fabricius ab Aquapendente On Color, Vision, and the Eye
Goodbody Hall, Room 107
Chair: Prof. William Newman, (855-3622)

Friday, October 03, 2014, 3:00 pm
Chemistry
Thambanchandrika, Nishad
Strategies for the Synthesis of Glucan Building Blocks and their Application in Manual and Automated Solution-Phase Synthesis of Beta-Glucans
Chemistry, C127
Chair: Prof. Nicola L.B. Pohl, (855-0298)

Tuesday, October 07, 2014, 9:00 am
Geological Sciences
Chuang, Yun-Ruei
Dynamics of deformation at plate boundaries: Taiwan orogen and San Andreas fault system in southern California
Indiana Geological Survey, Room S201
Chair: Prof. Kaj Johnson, (855-3612)

Tuesday, October 07, 2014, 11:00 am
Economics
Wang, Shu-Ling
Essays on Fiscal Policy
Wylie Hall, Room 225
Chair: Prof. Eric Leeper, (855-9157)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 10:00 am
Central Eurasian Studies
Dunbar, Robert W.
Zayn al-Din Mahmud Vasifi and the Transformation of Early Sixteenth Century Islamic Central Asia
Goodbody Hall, Room 144
Chair: Prof. Ron Sela, (856-7017)

Thursday, October 16, 2014, 2:30 pm
Chemistry
Harms, Zachary D.
Nanofluidic Devices for Sensing Hepatitis B Virus Capsids and their Assembly
Chemistry C033
Chair: Prof. Stephen C. Jacobson, (855-6620)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 1:30 pm
Economics
Lin, Lee-Kai
The Effect of State Non-Group Health Insurance Market Regulations on Labor and Insurance Markets: From Theory to Policy
SPEA 300 DCR
Chair: Prof. Kosali Simon, (856-3850)

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 1:00 pm
Biology
Rajaram, Krithika
A study of host-chlamydial interactions mediated by interferon-gamma and nitric oxide
Chemistry, C033
Chair: Prof. David Nelson, (317-274-2813)

Friday, October 24, 2014, 9:00 am
History
Boles, Jennifer L.
\"Toward a Fourth Cinema\": Cultural Politics, Eight-Millimeter Film, and the Crisis of Middle-Class Youth Identity in Mexico, 1968-1974
Ballantine Hall, Room 704
Chair: Prof. Peter Guardino, (855-6108)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 11:00 am
Communication & Culture
Van Hoose, Matthew J.
Neither Here Nor There: The Social Life of Tropical Music in Uruguay
CMCL Room 256
Chair: Prof. John McDowell / Prof. Daniel Suslak, (855-0390 / 856-1933)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 1:00 pm
Chemistry
Malyutin, Andrey G.
Understanding of viral assembly through characterization of virus like nanoparticles
Chemistry, Room 033
Chair: Prof. Bogdan Dragnea , (856-0087)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 2:00 pm
Folklore & Ethnomusicology
Wu, Piin-Shiuan
The Performative and Discursive Leitmotifs of “Old Shanghai”: Inventing Senses of Place through Musical Reflexivity, Narrative Intertextuality, and Film Rhetoric
Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology
Chair: Prof. Sue Tuohy / Prof. Ruth Stone, (856-0203 / 855-0398)

Friday, October 31, 2014, 1:00 pm
Economics
Sorensen, Andrea M. L.
Essays on Individual Vaccination Decisions: A Theoretical and Laboratory Examination
Wylie Hall, Room 225
Chair: Prof. James Walker / Prof. Daniela Puzzello, (855-2760 / 856-5419)

Monday, November 03, 2014, 1:00 pm
Chemistry
Waller, Sarah E.
Physical and Chemical Properties of Gas-phase Transition Metal Suboxide Anions
Chemistry, C127
Chair: Prof. Caroline Jarrold, (856-1190)

Monday, November 17, 2014, 5:30 pm
Anthropology
Nichols, Teresa A.
Making and Managing Mongolian Heritage
Student Building, Room 159
Chair: Prof. K. Anne Pyburn, (855-2563)

Tuesday, December 02, 2014, 2:00 pm
Anthropology
Posthumus, David C.
Transmitting Sacred Knowledge: Aspects of Oglala Lakota Religion and Ritual
American Indian Studies Research Institute
Chair: Prof. Raymond DeMallie, (855-4086)

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, GRADUATE DIVISION

Friday, October 03, 2014, 11:00 am
Instructional Systems Technology
Lee, Dabae
Personalized Learning Practice, Technology Use, and Academic Performance in K-12 Learner-Centered Schools in the U.S.
Wright School of Education, Room 2274
Chair: Prof. Charles M. Reigeluth, (812-345-2548)

Friday, October 03, 2014, 2:30 pm
History, Philosophy, and Policy in Education
Zhou, Zejun
Becoming Elite World Citizens of High Caliber-Chinese Upper Middle Class Youth Nationalism
Wright School of Education, Room 4204
Chair: Prof. Heidi Ross, (856-8389)

Thursday, October 09, 2014, 2:30 pm
Instructional Systems Technology
Abaci, Serdar
An examination of direct and indirect effects of instructor feedback, student feedback orientation, and goal orientation on student motivation and performance in online learning
School of Education, Room 2277
Chair: Prof. Barbara Bichelmeyer, (856-7101)

Monday, October 13, 2014, 4:00 pm
Instructional Systems Technology
Kang, Ingu
EMPIRICAL TESTING OF AN HUMAN PERFORMANCE EQUATION: UNDERSTANDING SUCCESS IN FEDERAL AGENCIES USING SECOND-ORDER STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING
School of Education, Room 2102
Chair: Prof. Barbara Bichelmeyer, (856-7101)

Monday, October 27, 2014, 10:00 am
Inquiry Methodology
Dong, Yiran
A SIMULATION STUDY ON MULTILEVEL MULTIPLE IMPUTATION METHODS
Wright School of Education, Room 4204
Chair: Prof. Chao-Ying Peng, (856-8337)

Friday, October 31, 2014, 11:00 am
Language Education
Coggin, Linda S.
Creating Discourses of Possibility
Wright Education Building, Room 2277
Chair: Prof. Carmen Medina, (856-8270)

Friday, November 07, 2014, 3:00 pm
Learning & Developmental Sciences
Pettyjohn, Patrick K.
Exploring Teacher’s Educational MUVE Video Game Integration Process: Four Exploratory Case Studies
School of Education, Room 4204
Chair: Prof. Barbara Bichelmeyer, (856-7101)

Friday, December 19, 2014, 10:00 am
Counseling Psychology
Fisher, Adam R.
Marital Quality and Postnuptial Religious Transitions: Predicting Dyadic Adjustment Among Mormon Couples Following a Change in Beliefs
School of Education, Room 4204
Chair: Prof. Thomas Sexton, (856-1485)

SCHOOL OF INFORMATICS AND COMPUTING, GRADUATE DIVISION

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 10:00 am
Computer Science
Zhou, Mo
Efficient Data Management and Keyword-based Association Discovery on Graph Data of Large Scale
Lindley Hall, Room 101
Chair: Prof. Yuqing Wu, (340-9942)

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS, GRADUATE DIVISION

Wednesday, October 01, 2014, 12:45 pm
Public Policy
Bower-Bir, Jacob S.
What We Deserve: The Moral Origins of Economic Inequality and Our Policy Responses to It
SPEA Dean\'s Conference Room (SPEA 300)
Chair: Prof. Edward Carmines, (855-5065)

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Friday, October 24, 2014, 9:00 am
Health Behavior
Niu, Jingjing
A meta-analysis evaluation of the efficacy of web-based interventions for healthy diet and waist circumference reduction
School of Public Health, Room C013
Chair: Prof. Dong-Chul Seo , (855-9379)