The Graduate School

Dissertation Defense Information

Name: Nicholas Van Dyke

Program: Psy - Experimental Psychology

Dissertation Title:

     Alcohol's effect on behavioral impulsivity and simulated driving performance in DUI offenders

Major Professor: Dr. Mark Fillmore

Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: Kastle 206

Name: Erica Littlejohn

Program: Physiology

Dissertation Title:

     Insulin-like growth factor-1 overexpression mediates hippocampal remodeling and plasticity following TBI

Major Professor: Dr. Kathryn Saatman

Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Time: 10:30 AM

Place: MN263

Name: Mariano Carossino

Program: Veterinary Science

Dissertation Title:

     Cellular and Molecular Basis of Equine Arteritis Virus Persistent Infection in the Stallion Reproductive Tract: Characterization of Local Host-Pathogen Interactions Mediating Long-term Viral Persistence

Major Professor: Dr. Udeni Balasuriya

Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: Gluck Equine Research Center (110 Auditorium and room 423)

Name: Faisal Alharbi

Program: Computer Science

Dissertation Title:

     SDN-based Mechanisms for Provisioning Quality of Service to Selected Network Flows

Major Professor: Dr. Zongming Fei

Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Hardymon 241

Name: Albert Ksinan

Program: Family Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     A GENETICALLY-INFORMED STUDY OF THE PREDICTORS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF DELINQUENCY

Major Professor: Dr. Alexander Vazsonyi

Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Keeneland Association Room, W. T. Young Library

Name: Fernanda Bicudo Cesar

Program: Veterinary Science

Dissertation Title:

     RHODOCOCCUS EQUI - IMPROVING DIAGNOSTIC AND PREVENTION MEASURES

Major Professor: Dr. David Horohov

Date: Friday, June 1, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Auditorium (Room 110) of the Gluck Equine Research Center

Name: Trisha Clement

Program: Educational Leadership Studies

Dissertation Title:

     An Exploration on How LLP administrators facilitate collaboration between student affairs units and academic affairs

Major Professor: Dr. Wayne Lewis

Date: Friday, June 1, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: Taylor Education Building 151

Name: Bernadette Mach

Program: Entomology

Dissertation Title:

     Assessing Bee Attractiveness and Nutritional Value of Woody Landscape Plants and Mitigating Potential Bee Hazard from Neonicotinoid Insecticides

Major Professor: Dr. Daniel Potter

Date: Monday, June 4, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: Agricultural Science Center North, S-301 (Horticulture Conference Room)

Name: Mehdi Nemati

Program: Agricultural Economics

Dissertation Title:

     ESSAYS ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND WATER RESOURCES ECONOMICS

Major Professor: Dr. Steven Buck

Date: Monday, June 4, 2018

Time: 9:30 AM

Place: 341 Charles E. Barnhart

Name: Mahdi Asgari

Program: Agricultural Economics

Dissertation Title:

     The Impact of Biofuel Policies on Overshooting of Agricultural Prices

Major Professor: Dr. Sayed Saghaian

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM

Place: room 341 C.E. Barnhart Building

Name: Timothy Benedict

Program: Rehabilitation Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     TISSUES AND TRAUMA: PAIN NEUROSCIENCE EDUCATION FOR VETERANS WITH POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS AND LOW BACK PAIN

Major Professor: Dr. Arthur Nitz

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Wethington Building, Room 411

Name: Virginia Weiss

Program: Psy - Experimental Psychology

Dissertation Title:

     Effects of Social Play on the Rewarding Value of Morphine in Adolescent Male Rats

Major Professor: Dr. Michael Bardo

Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Time: 1:00 PM

Place: BBSRB B413

Name: Christopher Newman

Program: Mining Engineering

Dissertation Title:

     Numerical Analysis of Stress Distributions for Multiple Backfilled Stopes

Major Professor: Dr. Zacharias Agioutantis

Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: MMRB Room 110

Name: Kelsey Picha

Program: Rehabilitation Sciences

Dissertation Title:

     The Assessment and Utilization of Patients’ Self-Efficacy for Exercise during Rehabilitation

Major Professor: Dr. Timothy Uhl

Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Time: 3:00 PM

Place: TBD

Name: Lifeng Li

Program: Mining Engineering

Dissertation Title:

     Synthesis of Single-hole Signature from Mining Blast-induced Vibrations

Major Professor: Dr. Jhon Silva Castro

Date: Monday, June 25, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM

Place: Room 110, MMRB