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.


KELLEY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, GRADUATE DIVISION

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 2:00 pm
Business
Ahuja, Vikram
Three Essays on Contests
HH742-A
Chair: Prof. Michael Baye, (855-2779)

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, GRADUATE DIVISION

Monday, January 12, 2015, 1:00 pm
Spanish
Patten, Jared
Imagined Masculinities: Conceptualizing Gender and Nation in Franco’s Spain
Ballantine Hall, Room 844
Chair: Prof. Melissa Dinverno, (855-5270)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 12:15 pm
Biochemistry
Vermeulen, Albertus J.
Light-sensing in bacteria
Simon Hall, Room 001
Chair: Prof. Carl Bauer, (855-6595)

Thursday, January 15, 2015, 1:30 pm
Psychology
Kohn, Gregory M.
Social Niche Construction in Brown-headed Cowbirds (Molothrus ater)
PSY, Room 128
Chair: Prof. Meredith West, (330-8420)

Friday, January 16, 2015, 12:00 pm
English / American Studies
Barwick, Milton C.
Obscurity, Blackness, and the Making of the Harlem Renaissance, 1919-Present
Ballantine Hall, Room 522
Chair: Prof. Shane Vogel / Prof. John McCluskey, (855-8224 / 360-3865)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 10:00 am
Communication & Culture / American Studies
Rawlins, Justin O.
Method Men: Race, Gender, and Performance Style in U.S. Culture 1922-1957
Classroom Office Building Room 256
Chair: Prof. Barbara Klinger / Prof. Deborah Cohn, (855-7282 / 856-5993)

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Friday, January 23, 2015, 3:30 pm
Health Behavior
Collazo, Erika M.
HEALTHCARE SERVICE ACCESS, SEXUAL AGGRESSION EXPERIENCES, AND HIV-RELATED RISK BEHAVIORS AMONG PUERTO RICAN FEMALE INTRAVENOUS DRUG USERS
PH C013
Chair: Prof. Brian Dodge, (856-0792)