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.
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.
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.
At Your Defense
Have your committee sign the acceptance and abstract pages of your dissertation at the defense.
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
Friday, November 20, 2015, 10:00 am
Marshall, Nathan T.
THE FLOW OF EARNINGS INFORMATION TO THE MARKET
Chair: Prof. Teri Lombardi Yohn, (855-0430)
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, GRADUATE DIVISION
Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 4:30 pm
Hendrickson, Andrew T.
Understanding the impact of differentiation and unitization on the perceptual features learned during category training
Psychology Building, Room 130
Chair: Prof. Robert Goldstone & Prof. Peter Todd, (855-4853 / 855-3914)
Friday, October 16, 2015, 2:00 pm
Foston, Amia K.
Catalysts and Consequences: Understanding the Organizational Status Dynamics of Organizational Desegregation
Ballatine Hall, Room 843
Chair: Prof. Fabio Rojas, (369-5242)
Monday, October 19, 2015, 4:00 pm
Seasonality and Social Change in Prehistoric Kazakhstan
Student Building, Room 159
Chair: Prof. K. Anne Pyburn, (855-2563)
Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 12:30 pm
Combining crystal chemical and argon isotopic data to date deformation: New constraints on the tectonic history of southwest New Hampshire
Geological Sciences Building, Room S201
Chair: Prof. Robert Wintsch, (855-4018)
Friday, October 23, 2015, 10:00 am
Cross-wired Lamplighter Groups And Linearity Of Automatic Groups
Rawles Hall, Room 127
Chair: Prof. David Fisher, (855-6847)
Wednesday, November 04, 2015, 1:00 pm
Communicational Strategies in Ghanaian Pidgin English: Turn-Taking, Overlap and Repair
IMU, Distinguished Alumni Room
Chair: Prof. Samuel Obeng, (855-8199)
Monday, November 09, 2015, 12:30 pm
Concept and Contribution of Pseudotaxis and Multiple Flagellins in Agrobacterium tumefaciens Motile Behavior and Surface Attachment
JHA302 (Jordan Hall)
Chair: Prof. Clay Fuqua, (856-6005)
Thursday, November 12, 2015, 4:00 pm
How I could just kill a man: Why does social protection reduce homicide victimization rates across nations?
Sycamore Hall 312
Chair: Prof. William Oliver & Prof. William Alex Pridemore, (856-6772 & 518-442-5214)
Friday, November 13, 2015, 2:00 pm
Explaining the Regional Heterogeneity in International Conflict and Peace
Woodburn Hall, Room 218
Chair: Prof. William Thompson, (855-6308)
Monday, November 30, 2015, 1:00 pm
Evolution, Ecology, & Behavior
Viability and fecundity selection differentially drive local adaptation in two divergent populations of Silene latifolia
Chair: Prof. Lynda Delph, (855-1831)
Tuesday, December 01, 2015, 10:30 am
Shattuck, Eric C.
WHERE HORMONES, HEALTH, AND BEHAVIOR MEET: TOWARDS A BIOCULTURAL MODEL OF HUMAN SICKNESS BEHAVIOR
Student Building, Room 159
Chair: Prof. Michael Muehlenbein, (855-2040)
Tuesday, December 01, 2015, 1:00 pm
Characterizing Unusual Reactive Intermediates with Density Functional Theory: Mechanistic Insights for Clean Energy Technologies and Organic Transformations
Chair: Prof. Mu-Hyun Baik, (856-0454)
Wednesday, December 02, 2015, 10:00 am
Anderson, Katherine J.
Twisted Words: The Rhetoric of Torture in Mid-Victorian Britain
Ballantine Hall, Parker Library, Room 442
Chair: Prof. Ivan Kreilkamp, (855-6132)
SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, GRADUATE DIVISION
Thursday, October 15, 2015, 2:00 pm
Kinne, Aubrette M.
Examination of a Mental Skills Training Program on Music Students\' Performance Anxiety and Self-Efficacy
W.W. Wright Education Building, Room 4204
Chair: Prof. Jesse Steinfeldt & Prof. Sue Whiston, (856-8331 / 856-8336)
Monday, October 19, 2015, 9:00 am
The Artists Life Experience and Identity: An Examination of the Musicians Existence in a Non-Musical World.
W. W. Wright School of Education, Room 4204
Chair: Prof. Rex Stockton & Prof. Phil Carpsecken, (856-8344 & 856-8356)
Friday, October 30, 2015, 11:00 am
History, Philosophy, & Policy in Education
International student self-efficacy for leadership: A within-group analysis
W. W. Wright School of Education, Room 2140
Chair: Prof. Suzanne Eckes, (856-8376)
Monday, November 02, 2015, 10:00 am
Curriculum & Instruction
ACTED with Care: What do EPSTs reflect upon within the context of IMB?
W. W. Wright Education Building, Room 2102
Chair: Prof. Enrique Galindo, (856-8185)
SCHOOL OF MUSIC, GRADUATE DIVISION
Friday, November 06, 2015, 4:00 pm
Kim, Hyun Joo
THE DYNAMICS OF FIDELITY AND CREATIVITY: LISZTS REWORKINGS OF ORCHESTRAL AND GYPSY-BAND MUSIC
Chair: Prof. J. Peter Burkholder, (855-7097)
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS, GRADUATE DIVISION
Friday, October 30, 2015, 2:00 pm
Epstein, Graham B.
Collective Action and Institutional Fit
The Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Tocqueville Room
Chair: Prof. Michael McGinnis & Prof. Daniel Cole, (855-1209 & 855-2426)
Friday, October 30, 2015, 3:00 pm
Fucilla, Louis J.
Does the Bureaucracy Move the Needle on Trust: An Exploratory Analysis
SPEA, Dean\'s Conference Room, Room 300
Chair: Prof. Sergio Fernandez, (856-4873)
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
Thursday, November 05, 2015, 2:30 pm
Brand communication via Facebook: An investigation of the relationship between the marketing mix, brand equity, and purchase intention in the fitness segment of the sport industry
School of Public Health, Room C013
Chair: Prof. Antonio Williams, (855-3061)