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.

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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.

The summary should be informative and contain a brief statement of the principal results and conclusions. Unlike the abstract, which is intended for specialists in the field, an attempt should be made in the summary to communicate the findings in language and style that can be understood by the University community at large. The summary should be no less than 150 and no more than 300 words in length.

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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. Retain the email confirmation containing your document ID.

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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

Friday, December 09, 2016, 9:00 am
French
Falantin, Flavien
Syndrome lecteur et contamination romanesque. Reflexions sur l'heroisme lecteur et la lecture dans l'oeuvre de fiction.
Global & International Studies building, 1060
Chair: Prof. Oana Panaïté, (855-1134)

Friday, December 09, 2016, 9:00 am
Anthropology
Ireland, Ellen
Variation and decline in Midwest carp consumption (Cyprinus carpio) and the impact of new invasive Silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix)
Student Building, Room 159
Chair: Prof. Richard Wilk, (855-3901)

Friday, December 09, 2016, 10:00 am
Comparative Literature
Thiao, Moussa
THE TRANSNATIONAL BILDUNGSROMAN: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON POSTCOLONIAL COMING OF AGE NARRATIVES
Ballantine Hall, 9th floor, CMLT Conference Room
Chair: Prof. Eileen Julien / Prof. Akinwumi Adesokan, (812-219-7635 / 855-7935)

Friday, December 09, 2016, 11:00 am
Spanish
Juarez-Cummings, Elizabeth
Variacion estilistica en la radio mexicana: El efecto del estilo en la variable sintactica copula+adjetivo
GA2134
Chair: Prof. Manuel Diaz-Campos, (856-5462)

Friday, December 09, 2016, 12:30 pm
Psychology
Abell, Malene
Traditional EEG measures and Temporal Patterns of Neural Network Synchronization in Veterans with and Without Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
MSBII 102
Chair: Prof. William Hetrick, (855-2012)

Friday, December 09, 2016, 3:00 pm
Cognitive Science; Psychology
Fath, Aaron
The Functional Roles of the Motion Perception Systems
Psychology, Room 128
Chair: Prof. Geoffrey Bingham, (855-4322)

Friday, December 09, 2016, 4:00 pm
Chemistry
Le Sueur, Amanda
Site-selective characterization of plastocyanin using linear and multidimensional infrared spectroscopy
Chemistry, Room 033
Chair: Prof. Megan Thielges, (856-1909)

Monday, December 12, 2016, 2:00 pm
Folklore & Ethnomusicology
Yetgin, Sultan
Commemoration Among the Anatolian Alevi-Bektashis
Classroom Office Building, Room 261
Chair: Prof. John McDowell, (855-0390)

Monday, December 12, 2016, 3:00 pm
Anthropology
Eells, Paul
THE LAST WAKAN WACIPI AT THE SPIRIT LAKE RESERVATION: AN ETHNOHISTORY OF DAKOTA SIOUX RELIGION AND CULTURAL REVITALIZATION
American Indian Studies Research Institute
Chair: Prof. Raymond DeMallie / Prof. Anya Peterson Royce, (812-325-8583 / 855-0248)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 9:00 am
Physics
Smith, Erick
Laboratory Searches for New Spin Dependent Forces on the Micron to Centimeter Scale Using Polarized Noble Gas Magnetometers
MES Hall North Large Conference Room
Chair: Prof. W. Michael Snow, (855-7914)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 10:00 am
Sociology
Liu, HuiGuo
Three Papers on The Sociology of Initial Public Offerings
Ballantine Hall, Room 843
Chair: Prof. Fabio Rojas, (856-1491)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 2:00 pm
Biochemistry
Kedage, Vivekananda
DELINEATING ONCOGENIC MECHANISMS OF ETS TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS
Simon Hall, Room 001
Chair: Prof. Peter Hollenhorst, (855-1151)

Thursday, December 15, 2016, 9:00 am
Italian
Magni, Isabella
THE DIGITAL RECONSTRUCTION OF PETRARCH'S RERUM VULGARIUM FRAGMENTA
Indiana Memorial Union, Sassafras Room
Chair: Prof. H. Wayne Storey, (855-7035)

Friday, December 16, 2016, 2:00 pm
Chemistry
Benson, Christopher
The Design and Study of Lifelike Molecular Machinery
Simon Hall, Room 001
Chair: Prof. Amar Flood, (856-3642)

Monday, December 19, 2016, 4:00 pm
Physics
Haddock, Christopher
Using Neutron Spin Rotation and Neutron Scattering Experiments to Search for Possible Exotic Long Range Neutron-Nucleon Interactions.
Center for Exploration of Energy and Matter (CEEM), NLCR
Chair: Prof. W. Michael Snow, (855-3881)

Monday, January 09, 2017, 1:00 pm
Psychology
Schleier, Rebekka
Triadic sequences may aid early detection of atypical development: Assessing the effectiveness of triadic analysis in predicting communicative development in infants at high and low risk for Autism.
Psychology, Room 130
Chair: Prof. Meredith West, (855-9597)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 2:00 pm
Folklore & Ethnomusicology
Perkins, Jodine
“Inside of each story was a piece of my story”: Applied Folklore Addressing Stigma around Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Mathers Museum of World Cultures
Chair: Prof. Jason Baird Jackson, (856-1868)

Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 2:00 pm
Biochemistry
Krodel, Meredith
Analysis of the TAM Family Signaling Network: Receptor Interaction and Trafficking
Multidisciplinary Science Building II, Rm 102
Chair: Prof. Anne Prieto, (855-4642)

Friday, January 27, 2017, 3:00 pm
Communication & Culture
Palmer, Landon
Rock Cinema: A Transmedia History, 1956-1986
Franklin Hall, Room 230M
Chair: Prof. Gregory Waller, (855-5721)

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, GRADUATE DIVISION

Friday, December 09, 2016, 1:00 pm
School Psychology
Schatz, Rochelle
Combining Narrative Story Mapping & Video Self-Modeling Interventions to Improve Reading Comprehension in Children with High-Functioning Autism
Wright School of Education, Room 0034
Chair: Prof. Scott Bellini, (345-3839)

Monday, December 12, 2016, 1:00 pm
Higher Education
Njoku, Nadrea
"Xavier Made This...":The Influence of Xavier University of Louisiana's Constructed Campus Environment on Constructions of Black Womanhood
IUPUI Campus, 3138B
Chair: Prof. Lori Patton Davis, (317-274-6812)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 9:30 am
Instructional Systems Technology
Sadik, Olgun
What do secondary computer science teachers need? Examining curriculum, pedagogy, and contextual support
Wright School of Education, Room 2261
Chair: Prof. Thomas Brush / Prof. Anne Leftwich, (856-8458 / 856-8486)

Friday, December 16, 2016, 1:00 pm
Literacy, Culture, & Language Education
Zakeri, Bita
CROSSING MULTIPLE BORDERS: TRANSNATIONAL, TRANSCULTURAL, AND MULTILINGUAL IDENTITIES OF IRANIANS IN THE US
Wright School of Education, Room 2102
Chair: Prof. Beth Samuelson, (856-8256)

Monday, February 06, 2017, 1:00 pm
Curriculum & Instruction
Gatzke, Jenna
Residential Environmental Education Meeting Teachers' Science Needs and Beyond: A Bradford Woods Case Study
Wright School of Education, Room 3134
Chair: Prof. Valarie Akerson, (856-8140)

SCHOOL OF INFORMATICS AND COMPUTING, GRADUATE DIVISION

Monday, December 12, 2016, 12:30 pm
Computer Science
Lugo Martinez, Jose
Flexible kernel functions for learning on graphs and hypergraphs
Lindley Hall, Room 101
Chair: Prof. Predrag Radivojac, (856-1851)

SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, GRADUATE DIVISION

Friday, December 09, 2016, 12:00 pm
Pharmacology
Wang, Yinu
COMBINATION OF SGI-110 WITH IL-6 NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODY TARGETS OVARIAN CANCER STEM CELLS
Jordan Hall, Room 102
Chair: Prof. John Watkins, (855-8118)

SCHOOL OF MUSIC, GRADUATE DIVISION

Friday, December 09, 2016, 4:00 pm
Musicology
Ables, Mollie
Giovanni Legrenzi’s Venetian Career and Musicians’ Networks at Sacred Institutions, 1670-1690
M285
Chair: Prof. Massimo Ossi, (855-7965)