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.


KELLEY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, GRADUATE DIVISION

Monday, October 23, 2017, 2:00 pm
Business
Genson Sheneman, Amy
The Effect of Operating Control Failures on the Cost of Capital: Evidence from Data Breaches
Hodge Hall, Room 7301
Chair: Prof. James Wahlen, (855-2658)

Monday, October 23, 2017, 4:00 pm
Business
Holzman, Eric
Short-Term Investors, Public Disclosures, and the Informativeness of Prices for Future Fundamentals
Hodge Hall, Room 7301
Chair: Prof. Teri Yohn, (855-0430)

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, GRADUATE DIVISION

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 3:00 pm
Biochemistry
Elliott, Andrew
Cortical Microtubule Array Patterning in Arabidopsis thaliana
Jordan Hall, Room 009
Chair: Prof. Sidney Shaw, (856-5001)

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 2:30 pm
Chemistry
Lew, Michelle
Hydroxyl, hydroperoxyl, and organic peroxy radical chemistry in forested areas: measurements, modeling and implications for atmospheric chemistry
Chemistry, Room 003
Chair: Prof. Philip Stevens, (856-0863)

Friday, September 29, 2017, 10:00 am
Folklore & Ethnomusicology
Friesen, Carinna
Singing Mennonite: Musical Connections and Religious Identities in Burkina Faso
Classroom Office Building, Room 261
Chair: Prof. Daniel Reed, (855-2535)

Tuesday, October 03, 2017, 4:00 pm
Chemistry
Zhou, Lushan
Nanoscale Electrochemical Imaging of Electrochemically Inactive Species
Chemistry, Room CH033
Chair: Prof. Lane Baker, (856-1873)

Friday, October 06, 2017, 10:30 am
Anthropology
Konwest, Elizabeth
Material Markers of Community Identity in Postclassic Nejapa, Oaxaca, Mexico
Student Building, Room 159
Chair: Prof. Stacie King, (812-855-3900)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 1:00 pm
Neural Sciences
Myroshnychenko, Maxym
Temporal dynamics of hippocampal and medial prefrontal cortex interactions
Multidisciplinary Science Building II, Room 102
Chair: Prof. John Beggs / Prof. Christopher Lapish, (812-855-7359 / 317-274-6931)

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 11:00 am
Spanish
Baxter, Robert
Co-constructing turns as interactional competence: Collaborative turn sequences in L1 and L2 Spanish
School of Global and International Studies, Room 3067
Chair: Prof. Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig, (812-855-9877)

Friday, October 20, 2017, 10:00 am
Astronomy
Desai, Karna
GRAVITATIONAL INSTABILITIES IN A YOUNG PROTOPLANETARY DISK WITH EMBEDDED OBJECTS
Swain Hall West, Room 338
Chair: Prof. Richard Durisen / Prof. Thomas Steiman-Cameron, (812-855-6921 / 812-855-2400)

Friday, October 20, 2017, 2:30 pm
Chemistry
Khanal, Neelam
Mass spectrometry-based techniques for the study of protein modifications and structure
Chemistry, Room 001
Chair: Prof. David Clemmer, (855-6462)

Friday, October 27, 2017, 2:00 pm
Linguistics
Diouf, Fabienne
Urban Wolof loanword phonology
Indiana Memorial Union, Distinguished Alumni Room
Chair: Prof. Stuart Davis / Prof. Samuel Obeng, (812-855-2043 / 812-855-8199)

Friday, November 03, 2017, 2:00 pm
Comparative Literature
Geballe, Elizabeth
Remains to be Seen: The Afterlife of Russian Realism
Ballantine Hall, Room 319
Chair: Prof. Herbert Marks / Prof. Russell Valentino, (812-855-7935 / 812-856-7156)

Monday, November 06, 2017, 1:00 pm
Political Science
Kuchem, Matthew
Retrieving Liberalism: Complex Pluralism and the Architecture of Goods and Communities
Woodburn Hall, Room 218
Chair: Prof. Russell Hanson, (812-855-4154)

Tuesday, November 07, 2017, 2:30 pm
Chemistry
Williams, Christopher
On-surface Synthesis and Reactivity of Functional Organic and Metal-Organic Adsorbates at Metal Surfaces by Vibrational Spectroscopy
Simon Hall, Room 001
Chair: Prof. Steven Tait, (812-855-1302)

Friday, November 10, 2017, 11:00 am
Spanish
Delgado, Gibran
The expression of the past: A variationist analysis
Global & International Studies, Room 0003
Chair: Manuel Diaz-Campos, (855-9194)

Friday, November 10, 2017, 4:00 pm
Folklore & Ethnomusicology
Peters, Arisa
BREAD AND WASHOKU: UNVEILING JAPANESE IDENTITY THROUGH THE NECESSITY OF BREAD BAKING
Classroom Office Building, Room 261
Chair: Prof. Pravina Shukla, (856-1715)

Monday, November 13, 2017, 9:30 am
English
Lutz, John
Unhuman Encounters in Early Modern Drama
Ballantine Hall, Room 442E
Chair: Prof. Linda Charnes, (855-6643)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 1:00 pm
Chemistry
Smith, Kevin
C(sp3) Cross-Coupling Enabled by Copper/Palladium Synergistic Catalysis
Chemistry, Room C033
Chair: Prof. Kevin Brown, (856-9114)

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, GRADUATE DIVISION

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 1:00 pm
Curriculum & Instruction
Uzan, Erol
Secondary Mathematics Pre-Service Teachers' Processes of Selection and Integration of Technology
Wright School of Education, Room 3134
Chair: Prof. Enrique Galindo, (856-8185)

Friday, September 29, 2017, 3:00 pm
Instructional Systems Technology
Demiral Uzan, Muruvvet
The Development of Design Judgment in Instructional Design Students During a Semester in their Graduate Program
Wright School of Education, Room 2102
Chair: Prof. Elizabeth Boling, (856-8467)

Tuesday, October 03, 2017, 1:00 pm
Learning & Developmental Science
Itow, Rebecca
Professional Development Is Not A Summer Job: Designing for Teacher Learning That Is Valuable and Valued
Wright School of Education, Room 4204
Chair: Prof. Daniel Hickey, (812-322-3436)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 10:00 am
History, Philosophy, & Policy in Education
Li, Jian
CONCEPTUALIZING AND MEASURING GLOBAL COMPETENCY: EVIDENCE FROM CHINESE CONTEXT
Wright School of Education, Room 4112
Chair: Prof. Victor Borden, (856-0855)

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 1:00 pm
Literacy, Culture, & Language Education
Slaughter, Sandra
MODELED INSTRUCTIONAL ROUTINES: WILL PRESERVICE TEACHERS EMBED THEM IN THEIR FUTURE LESSONS?
Wright School of Education, Room 2277
Chair: Prof. James Damico, (812-856-8267)

THE MEDIA SCHOOL, GRADUATE DIVISION

Friday, September 29, 2017, 9:30 am
Mass Communications
Kim, Cheonsoo
AGENDA-DEFENDING OF SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES IN POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS: AN INVESTIGATION OF CANDIDATE-OWNED FACEBOOK IN THE 2016 PRIMARY
Franklin Hall, Room FF0030M
Chair: Prof. Jae Kook Lee / Prof. Sung-Un Yang, (391-2030 / 315-278-2706)

Thursday, October 05, 2017, 2:00 pm
Mass Communications
Kraus, Ashley
You ought to love your body: The effect of body-positive advertisements on self-discrepancies, discrete emotions, and body-image outcomes
Franklin Hall, Room 0030M
Chair: Prof. Nicole Martins, (812-855-7720)

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 3:00 pm
Mass Communications
Sherman, Ryland
Analysis of Innovation in FCC M&A Transactions from 1997 to 2015
Franklin Hall, room 230M
Chair: Prof. Harmeet Sawhney, (812-855-0954)

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Friday, December 01, 2017, 3:00 pm
Health Behavior
Simmons, Megan
EXAMINING THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL ECOLOGICAL FACTORS ON WOMEN’S PREGNANCY AND PARENTING DECISION-MAKING
School of Public Health Annex Building, 801 E. 7th Street, Conference Space
Chair: Prof. Beth Meyerson / Prof. Stephanie Sanders, (812-855-0585 / 812-327-8781)