Commencement 2011: Doctor of Philosophy

This list is drawn from the Commencement 2011 program. For more detailed information, please refer to the Electronic Theses + Dissertations Database.

* Graduated August 2010
** Graduated December 2010

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Kinnari Vaibhavkumar Amin*
Mathematics
Ronald Gould, Adviser
Dissertation: On Kt-Saturated Graphs

Brittany Lynne Anderson
Spanish
Karen Stolley, Adviser
Dissertation: Material Girls and Imperial Fashions: The Circulation of Ideologies and Commerce in the Hispanic Enlightenment

Claudette Andrea Anderson*
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Edna Bay, Adviser
Dissertation: Gnostic Obia from Chukwu Abiama to Jah Rastafari: A Theology of the JamAfrican Obia Catholic Church

Samantha Nacole Andrews**
Biomedical Engineering
Mark Prausnitz, Adviser
Dissertation: Microdermabrasion for Transdermal Drug Delivery

Jennifer Gray Andrews-McClymont
Psychology
Marshall Duke, Adviser
Dissertation: Birth Narratives as Indicators of Psychosocial Functioning in Adolescents and Families

Jackelyn Kay Arico
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
William Kelly, Adviser
Dissertation: The Role of Histone Variants, Histone Modifications, and Germline Transcription on Imprint Establishment and Epigenetic Inheritance in Caenorhabditis elegans

Katherine McVane Armstrong
History
James Roark, Adviser
Dissertation: Thy Will Lord, Not Mine: Parents, Grief, and Child Death in the Antebellum South

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Barbara Helen Bardenheier
Epidemiology
Carol Hogue, Adviser
Dissertation: Racial Inequities in Receipt of Influenza Immunization among US Nursing Home Residents

Abbas Barzegar**
Religion
Devin Stewart, Adviser
Dissertation: Remembering Community: Historical Narrative in the Formation of Sunni Islam

Jodi Aleecia Black
Mathematics
R. Parimala, Adviser
Dissertation: Zero Cycles of Degree One on Principal Homogeneous Spaces

Gregory Richard Bluemling
Chemistry
Dennis Liotta, Adviser
Dissertation: Part I: Synthesis of Cyclobutyl Nucleoside Analogs that Mimic AZT for Inhibition of the K65R HIV-1 Reverse Transcriptase Mutant; Part II: Synthesis and Evaluation of Truncated Triptolide Analogs to Suppress Chronic Inflammation

Margaret Elizabeth Boyle*
Spanish
Maria Carrion, Adviser
Dissertation: Bad Girls on Stage: Spectacles of Deviance and Rehabilitation in Early Modern Spain

Erin Lyndsay Paige Bradley
Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Ralph DiClemente, Adviser
Dissertation: Exploring Secondary Abstinence among African American Females at Risk for HIV/STIs: A Mixed-Methods Investigation

James Andrew Broesch*
Anthropology
Joseph Henrich, Adviser
Dissertation: Cultural Transmission and the Role of Evolutionary Forces: Empirical Evidence for Adaptive Biases in Learning and Cultural Transmission

Sheena Denise Brown
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Lou Ann Brown, Adviser
Dissertation: The Effect of Ethanol Consumption on Pulmonary Macrophage Maturation and Function

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Amber Rae Campbell Hibbs**
Anthropology
George Armelagos, Adviser
Dissertation: Irrigation and Infection: A Bioethnography of Schistosomiasis in Ancient Nubia

Austin David Cape*
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Xiao-Jiang Li, Adviser
Dissertation: Huntingtin-Associated Protein 1 (Hap1) is Involved in Insulin Secretion from Pancreatic Beta Cells

Kathryn Anne Carroll
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Hinh Ly, Adviser
Dissertation: Telomere Dysfunction in Human Diseases: Functional Characterization of Telomerase Gene Mutations and of Telomere-Associated Gene Expression Regulation

Robert Mark Causey*
Philosophy
Thomas Flynn, Adviser
Dissertation: Between Two Logics: Deleuze and Artaud on the Logics of Sense and Sensation

Maria Fernanda Chacon Heszele
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Ping Chen, Adviser
Dissertation: The Vertebrate Planar Cell Polarity Pathway Regulates Convergent Extension and Hair Cell Polarization Independently in the Cochlea

Chao Chen**
Chemistry
Joel Bowman, Adviser
Dissertation: Dynamics Calculations of Several Atmospheric Reactions on Global Potential Energy Surfaces

Dandan Chen**
Physics
Eric Weeks, Adviser
Dissertation: Investigation of Shear Induced Relaxation in Soft Materials

Feng Chen*
Mathematics
Eric Brussel, Adviser
Dissertation: Field Patching and Galois Cohomology

Jue Chen
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Lian Li, Adviser
Dissertation: DJ-1 Zymogen Activation: Implication for Parkinson Disease

Wenyong Chen**
Chemistry
Lanny Liebeskind, Adviser
Dissertation: Organometallic Enantiomeric Scaffolds in the Synthesis of Alkaloids: 1. Homo-SN2’-like Reaction/Annulative Demetallation and the Application in the Synthesis of (+)-Isofebrifugine; II. Uncatalyzed Electrophilic C-C Bond Forming Reactions of Pyranyl and Pyridinyl Molybdenum Complexes

Li-Nien Chien*
Health Services Research and Health Policy
E. Kathleen Adams, Adviser
Dissertation: The Effects of Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act (BCCPTA) in Georgia

William Seth Childers**
Chemistry
David Lynn, Adviser
Dissertation: Amyloid: Merging the Properties of Membranes and Enzymes

Min-Ah Cho
Religion
Mark Jordan and Wendy Farley, Advisers
Dissertation: Corpus Christi, To Be Eaten and To Be Written: Questioning the Act of Writing in Hadewijch of Antwerp and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha

Jongwoon Choi
Business
Kristy Towry, Adviser
Dissertation: When Are Signing Bonuses More than Just “Pay to Play”? An Experimental Investigation

Daniel Kwang Hyong Choo**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Rafi Ahmed, Adviser
Dissertation: Generation and Regulation of Virus-Specific Memory CD8 T Cells

Stacie A. Chvatal
Biomedical Engineering
Lena Ting, Adviser
Dissertation: Muscle Synergies for Directional Control of Center Mass in Various Postural Strategies

Barbara Smith Coble*
Educational Studies
Robert Jensen, Adviser
Dissertation: A Mixed-Method Approach to Understanding Teacher Empowerment in Georgia Schools after Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Legislation

Patrick Lawrence Connelly
History
Patrick Allitt, Adviser
Dissertation: Nietzsche, Christianity, and Cultural Authority in the United States, 1890–1969

Patrick Scott Coppock*
Chemistry
James Kindt, Adviser
Dissertation: Single- and Double-Component Atomistic Models of Phosphatidylcholine Lipid Bilayers in the Gel and Liquid Crystalline Phases

Aisha Zakiya Cort**
Spanish
Jose Quiroga, Adviser
Dissertation: Negrometraje, Literature, and Race in Revolutionary Cuba

Agnieszka Czeblakow
History
Bianca Premo, Adviser
Dissertation: A Prison by Any Other Name: Incarceration in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Audiencia de Quito

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Sarah Henning Davis
Anthropology
Peter Brown and Robert Paul, Advisers
Dissertation: The Corsican Quest for the Real: The Struggle for Self Identification among Cultural Militants in Corsica’s Movement for Cultural Reacquisition

Cristina Lynn Delano**
Spanish
Hazel Gold, Adviser
Dissertation: Irrational Maps: The Gothic misterios of Madrid and Barcelona

Ricardo Delgado**
Chemistry
Simon Blakey, Adviser
Dissertation: Development of a Novel Cascade Cyclization Reaction and Its Application Towards the Total Synthesis of Malagashanine: A Chloroquine Efflux Inhibitor

Gordana Gajdek Derado**
Biostatistics
F. DuBois Bowman, Adviser
Dissertation: Methods for Addressing Spatial Correlations in Functional Neuroimaging Data

Ana María Díaz Burgos
Spanish
Karen Stolley, Adviser
Dissertation: Fisuras inquisitoriales, voces femeninas y hechiceria en Cartagena de Indias

William Edward Diehl**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Eric Hunter, Adviser
Dissertation: Species-Specific Differences in Trim5a Function and Genomic Composition

Nathan Todd Digby**
Religion
Wendy Farley, Adviser
Dissertation: Mindful, Liberating Social Action: Gustavo Gutierrez and Thich Nhat Hanh

Kerry Titus Dooriss*
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
H. Trent Spencer, Adviser
Dissertation: Pharmacologic Evaluation of fVIII Expression in Retroviral Mediated Gene Therapy for Hemophilia A

Derek M. Doroski
Johnna S. Temenoff, Advisor
Dissertation: The Effects of Tensile Loading and Extracellular Environmental Cues on Fibroblastic Differentiation and Extracellular Matrix Production by Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Alyssa Hadley Dunn
Educational Studies
Carole Hahn and Jacqueline Jordan Irvine, Advisers
Dissertation: Global Commodities or Culturally Relevant Educators?: The Recruitment of Foreign Teachers for US Urban Schools

Ingrid Margaret Duva**
Nursing
Gerri Lamb, Adviser
Dissertation: Factors Impacting Staff Nurse Care Coordination

Brea Dianamarie Duval**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
William Shafer, Adviser
Dissertation: The Major Cold Inducible Gene of S. aureus, cspB, Modulates Susceptibility to Antimicrobials

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Adrianne Nehrling Edwards**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Tony Romeo, Adviser
Dissertation: The Global Regulatory Role of the RNA Binding Protein CsrA

Candice Antionette Elam
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Winfield Sale, Adviser
Dissertation: Regulation of Ciliary Motility by Phosphorylation: An Axonemal PP2A B-Subunit Is Required for PP2A Localization and Ciliary Motility

Robert Oliver Garrison Elder
History
James Roark, Adviser
Dissertation: Southern Saints and Sacred Honor: Evangelicalism, Honor, Community, and the Self in South Carolina and Georgia, 1784–1860

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Edward Ray Falls**
Religion
John Dunne, Adviser
Dissertation: Tsong kha pa and the Foundations of Rationality

Ying Wai Fan**
Mathematics
James Nagy, Adviser
Dissertation: Practical Image Deblurring with Synthetic Boundary Conditions, with GPUs, and with Multiple Frames

Katherine Grace Victoria Fidler*
History
Clifton Crais, Adviser
Dissertation: Rural Cosmopolitanism and Peasant Insurgency: The Pondoland Revolt, South Africa (1958–1963)

Jillian Carter Ford
Educational Studies
Carole Hahn, Adviser
Dissertation: Political Socialization and Citizenship Education for Queer Youth

Ariela Michal Freedman
Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Kathleen Miner, Adviser
Dissertation: Adult Education as a Vehicle for Health Communication

Kendralin Jennifer Freeman**
Sociology
Dennis Condron, Adviser
Dissertation: Poverty, Inequality, and Children’s Early Cognitive Skills

Amena Husain Frias**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Andrew Gewirtz, Adviser
Dissertation: Characterization of Epithelial Responses to Rotavirus Infection in the Gut

Sarah Marjory Friedman
Sociology
Irene Browne, Adviser
Dissertation: Still a “Stalled Revolution”? Young Adults’ Work/Family Plans and Experiences

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Maryann E. Gallagher**
Political Science
Dan Reiter, Adviser
Dissertation: Who Ups the Ante? Personality Traits and Risky Foreign Policy

Olubukola Abimbola Gbadegesin*
Art History
Sidney Littlefield Kasfir, Adviser
Dissertation: Picturing the Modern Self: Politics Identity and Self Fashioning in Lagos, 1861–1934

Chelsey Goins**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Joshy Jacob, Adviser
Dissertation: Antibody-Based Modulation of Humoral Immune Responses in Adults and Infants

Elizabeth Ann Gozal**
Biomedical Engineering
Shawn Hochman, Adviser
Dissertation: Trace Amines as Novel Modulators of Spinal Motor Function

Frederick Kobina Ebo Grant
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Reynaldo Martorell, Adviser
Dissertation: The Assessment of Iron Status of Kenyan Preschool Children in Rural Western Kenya

Keisha Lynette Green
Educational Studies
Maisha Winn, Adviser
Dissertation: Youth Voices: Youth Radio, Literacy, and Civic Engagement

Christine Annette Griffin**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Grace Pavlath, Adviser
Dissertation: Regulation of Skeletal Muscle Regeneration by Chemoreceptors and Odorant Receptors

Sean Michael Griffing**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Udhayakumar Venkatachalam, Adviser
Dissertation: The Origin and Spread of Drug-Resistant Malaria in South America

Sermin Gungor*
Economics
Richard Luger, Adviser
Dissertation: Market Liquidity and Linear Factor Pricing Models: Empirical Assessment and New Distribution-Free Tests

Gery Paul Guy Jr.**
Health Services Research and Health Policy
E. Kathleen Adams, Adviser
Dissertation: The Effect of Health Insurance Expansions on Insurance Status, Access to Care, and Labor Market Participation

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Naïma Hachad*
French
Valerie Loichot, Adviser
Dissertation: Corps et corpus bilingues d’Abdelkebir Khatibi et d’Abdelfattah Kilito

Kathy Marie Hageman*
Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Claire Sterk, Adviser
Dissertation: Barriers to Consistent and Correct Condom Use among Heterosexual HIV Discordant Couples in Zambia and Rwanda

Steven Paul Hamilton
Mathematics and Computer Science
Michele Benzi, Adviser
Dissertation: Numerical Solution of the k-Eigenvalue Problem

Michael Ralph Hammock*
Economics
Maria Arbatskaya and Paul Rubin, Advisers
Dissertation: Three Essays in Voluntary Regulation by Firms

Charles Davis Hankins
Religion
Carol Newsom, Adviser
Dissertation: Job and the Limits of Wisdom

Jorn Hedloy Hansen*
Chemistry
Huw M. L. Davies, Adviser
Dissertation: Synthetic and Quantum-Chemical Exploration of the Selectivity of Donor/Acceptor-Substituted Metallocarbenoids

Jessica Lee Harrell
Political Science
Beth Reingold, Adviser
Dissertation: Gender Stereotypes and Congressional Campaign Strategies

Nicole Michelle Harsch*
Psychology
Robyn Fivush, Adviser
Dissertation: Flashbulb Memories as Narrative Tales

Lauren Smith Havel
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Xiao-Jiang Li, Adviser
Dissertation: Phosphorylation of N-Terminal Mutant Huntingtin Is Related to its Preferential Nuclear Accumulation in Striatal Neurons

Worth Kamili Hayes**
History
Leroy Davis Jr., Adviser
Dissertation: In Our Own Hands: Black Private Education in Chicago, 1940–1986

Scott David Hayward**
Business
Peter Roberts, Adviser
Dissertation: Local Community Structures and the Novelty and Generality of Innovations

Jessica Hernandez Guzman*
Physics, Kurt Warncke, Adviser
Dissertation: 14N Electron Spin Echo Envelope Modulation Spectroscopy of Cu(II)-Imidazole Coordination Structure in the Amyloid-b Protein of Alzheimer’s Disease and in Model Ab Peptides and Complexes

Kirsten Anne Herrick
Biological and Biomedical Sciences,
K. M. Venkat Narayan, Adviser
Dissertation: Maternal Anthropometry and Adverse Perinatal Outcomes in Chinese Women

Eric David Heuer*
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Jocelyne Bachevalier, Adviser
Dissertation: Neonatal Lesions of the Hippocampus in the Rhesus Macaque: Testing the Validity of the Early Hippocampal Lesion Model of Schizophrenia in a Nonhuman Primate

Nathan Charles Hofer
Religion
David Blumenthal and Vincent Cornell, Advisers
Dissertation: Sufism, State, and Society in Ayyubid and Early Mamluk Egypt, 1173–1309

Raya Horesh*
Mathematics and Computer Science
Eldad Haber, Adviser
Dissertation: Numerical Optimization for Transport and Registration Problems

Yu Hou*
Chemistry
Craig Hill, Adviser
Dissertation: Chiral Materials and Water Oxidation Catalysts from Transition-Metal-Substituted Polyoxometalates

Jier Huang*
Chemistry
Tianquan Lian, Adviser
Dissertation: Charge Separation Dynamics
between Semiconductor Nanoparticles and Molecular Adsorbates

Krystalyn Elizabeth Hudson
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
James Zimring, Adviser
Dissertation: Immune Response to Erythrocyte-Specific Antigens

Thomas Lee Humphries Jr.
Religion
Lewis Ayres, Adviser
Dissertation: That They May Learn What They Desire: Latin Pneumatology from Cassian to Gregory the Great

Lynn Yen Huynh*
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
James Thomas, Adviser
Dissertation: The Population Genetics of a Chromosomal Inversion Linked to Social Behavior in the White-Throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)

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Chad Robert Jackson**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
P. Michael Iuvone, Adviser
Dissertation: Dopamine and Dopamine D4 Receptor Activation: Signaling Components, Gene Regulation, Endogenous Circadian Systems, and Visual Function in Mouse Retina

Heather Marie Jackson**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
J. David Lambeth, Adviser
Dissertation: Structural and Functional Analysis of NADPH Oxidase 4

Taharee Apirom Jackson]

Heather M. Jamerson*
Sociology
Timothy Dowd, Adviser
Dissertation: Wine Tastes: The Production of Culture among Service Workers and Consumers in Napa Valley Wineries

Meagan Aileen Jenkins
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Stephen Traynelis, Adviser
Dissertation: Modulation of Post-Synaptic Ion Channels by CaMKII

Lei Jiang
Economics
Esfandiar Maasoumi and Tetyana Molodtsova, Advisers
Dissertation: Essays on Stock Return Predictability and Market Efficiency

Yi Jiang
Chemistry
Dennis Liotta, Adviser
Dissertation: Design, Synthesis, and Biological Evaluation of C4-C9 Bridged Epothilone Analogs

Shengye Jin*
Chemistry
Tianquan Lian, Adviser
Dissertation: Interfacial Electron Transfer Dynamics from Single Molecules and Quantum Dots Studied by Single-Molecule Fluorescence Spectroscopy

Paul Joseph-Tatti Johnson**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
William Shafer, Adviser
Dissertation: Defining the MtrR Regulon beyond the mtrCDE Efflux Pump Operon

Matthew Blake Jones**
Chemistry
Cora MacBeth, Adviser
Dissertation: Coordination Mode Versatility and Intramolecular Bond Activation in Metal Complexes Supported by a Family of Tripodal Tris(amidato)amine Ligands

Michael Joseph Jutras
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Elizabeth Buffalo, Adviser
Dissertation: Recognition Memory Signals in the Macaque Hippocampus

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Emily Love Kader
English
Geraldine Higgins, Adviser
Dissertation: Surviving Folklore: Transnational Irish Folk Traditions and the Politics of Genre

Jakub Kakietek
Political Science
Richard Doner, Adviser
Dissertation: Germs and Governments: Electoral Market Imperfections and the Politics of HIV/AIDS in Developing Democracies

Christine N. Kalleeny*
Comparative Literature
Claire Nouvet, Adviser
Dissertation: Figuring the Iconoclast: The Eros of Wine in Two Poems by Abu Nuwas and the Symposium of Plato

Andrew Masami Kazama**
Psychology
Jocelyne Bachevalier, Adviser
Dissertation: Fear Learning, Conditioned Inhibition, and Extinction in Adult Macaques

Maya Issam Kesrouany
Comparative Literature
Elissa Marder, Adviser
Dissertation: Stranded in Arabic: Tales of the Novel in Translation

Brighid Malloy Kleinman*
Clinical Psychology
Marshall Duke and Charles Raison, Advisers
Dissertation: Differential Effects of Meditation on Relationship Quality

Kathryn Anna Knoop
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Ifor Williams, Adviser
Dissertation: Development of M Cells and Small Lymphoid Tissues in the Intestine

Keli Nicole Kolegraff
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Asma Nusrat, Adviser
Dissertation: Regulation of Intestinal Epithelial Homeostasis by the Desmosomal Cadherins

David Gordon Kryscynski
Business
Russ Coff, Adviser
Dissertation: The Strategic Implications of Firm-Specific Incentives

Jeffrey Robert Kucik*
Political Science
Eric Reinhardt, Adviser
Dissertation: The Political Economy of Designing International Trade Institutions

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Christine Elizabeth Larkins
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Tamara Caspary, Adviser
Dissertation: The Roles of Arl 13b in Cilia, Cell Signaling, and Embryonic Development

Lori Ann Leavell
English
Barbara Ladd, Adviser
Dissertation: Imagining a Future South: David Walker’s Appeal and Antebellum American Literature

Cho-yin Lee*
Biomedical Engineering
Larry McIntire, Adviser
Dissertation: Study of the Mechano-Chemical Regulation in Actin Depolymerization Kinetics

Jocelyn Anne Lee
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
David Pallas, Adviser
Dissertation: The Role of Leucine Carboxyl Methyltransferase 1 in Cell Growth and Mouse Development

Kate Yu Jung Lee
Biomedical Engineering
Shuming Nie, Adviser
Dissertation: Colloidal Gold Nanoparticles for Cancer Therapy: Effects of Particle Size on Treatment Efficacy, Toxicology, and Biodistribution

Sheri Lense*
Chemistry
Cora MacBeth, Adviser
Dissertation: The Effect of Methylene Spacers on the Spectral, Electrochemical, Structural, and Photophysical Properties and Electron Injection Dynamics of Bis(4,4’-disubstituted-2,2’-bipyridyl) Ruthenium(II) Dye Analogues and the Effect of Alkali Metal Ions on the Structure and Spectroscopy of a Tripodal Co(II) Complex

Laura Marie Lessard
Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Hannah Cooper, Adviser
Dissertation: Impact of Childcare Licensing Regulations Related to Childhood Obesity on the Home Environment: A Study of the New York City Childcare Regulations

Li Li
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
David Harrison, Adviser
Dissertation: Regulation of Endothelial Tetrahydrobiopterin in Normal and Pathophysiological States

Tengguo Li
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
William Kelly, Adviser
Dissertation: Epigenetic Regulation and Sex Determination in the Germ Line of Caenorhabditis elegans

Zhanjie Li**
Chemistry
Huw M. L. Davies, Adviser
Dissertation: Exploration of High Symmetry Dirhodium Catalysts and the Reaction of Donor/Acceptor Carbenoids with Alcohols

Mirja Lobnik*
Comparative Literature
Valerie Loichot, Adviser
Dissertation: Nomad Memory: Inscribing Orality in Literatures of the Americas and South Asia

Adam Edward Locke**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Stephanie Sherman, Adviser
Dissertation: Genetic Variation in Down Syndrome Associated Congenital Heart Defects

Rebecca Marie Lynch**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Cynthia Derdeyn, Adviser
Dissertation: Mechanisms of Viral Escape from Neutralizing Antibodies during Subtype C HIV-1 Infection

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Paul Elijah Madsen*
Business
Gregory Waymire, Adviser
Dissertation: The Level of Accounting Standardization in Historical and Occupational Contexts

Zhuojun Tang Magnant
Mathematics and Computer Science
Eldad Haber and James Nagy, Advisers
Dissertation: Numerical Methods for Optimal Experimental Design of Ill-Posed Problems

Kimberly Ann Maguschak*
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Kerry Ressler, Adviser
Dissertation: The Role of b-Catenin in Long-Term Memory Formation

Michael Christopher Mancini
Biomedical Engineering
Shuming Nie, Adviser
Dissertation: Biomedical Instrumentation and Nanotechnology for Image-Guided Cancer Surgery

Lerone Allen Martin
Religion
Gary Laderman, Adviser
Dissertation: Selling to the Souls of Black Folk: Atlanta, Reverend J. M. Gates, the Phonograph, and the Transformation of African American Protestantism and Culture, 1910–1945

Véronique Isabelle Martin**
Chemistry
Simon Blakey, Adviser
Dissertation: Explorations of Metallacarbene and Metallonitrene Reactive Intermediate Chemistry for the Development of Synthetically Useful New Reactions

Deborah Estelle Mayrhofer
Comparative Literature
Candace Lang, Adviser
Dissertation: Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves: Deviants in Post-Revolutionary French and American Novels

Shannon Leigh McNulty**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Daniel Kalman, Adviser
Dissertation: Phosphatidylinositol Signaling Regulates Poxviral Pathogenesis

Colin McQuillan*
Philosophy
Rudolf Makkreel, Adviser
Dissertation: Critical Philosophy: Immanuel Kant and the Critique of Pure Reason

Jeffrey Meisner
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Charles Moran Jr., Adviser
Dissertation: A Junction between Differentiating Bacterial Cells

Jamie Eugene Mells
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Frank Anania, Adviser
Dissertation: Mechanisms of Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Erika Marie Milczek**
Chemistry
Dale Edmondson, Adviser
Dissertation: Investigation of C-H Bond Oxidation Reactions: I. Asymmetric Animation of C-H Bonds Using Ruthenium(II) Catalysts; II. Investigation of Structural Determinants of Monoamine Oxidase B

Leigh Ann Miles
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Michael Davis, Adviser
Dissertation: Examination of Phasic and Sustained Fear Responses Using a Novel Sustained Fear Conditioning Paradigm

Heather Anne Mitchell**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
David Weinshenker, Adviser
Dissertation: Catecholamines and Arousal

Joel David Moore
Political Science
Richard Doner, Adviser
Dissertation: Varieties of Capitalist Development: The Political Determinants of Economic Governance Systems

Robert Hunter Moore**
Religion
Devin Stewart, Adviser
Dissertation: The Role of the Madrasah and the Structure of Islamic Legal Education in Mamluk Egypt (1250–1517)

Randy Michael Morgenstein
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Philip Rather, Adviser
Dissertation: Proteus mirabilis Swarming: O-antigen, Surface Sensing, and the Rcs System

Kelly Jean Murphy
Religion
David Petersen, Adviser
Dissertation: Mapping Gideon: An Exploration of Judges 6–8.

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Jennifer M. Nelson*
Women’s Studies
Timothy Dowd and Mary Odem, Advisers
Dissertation: Separate Shelves: Gender Distinctions and Market Segmentation in American Children’s Publishing

Sarah Caroline Nicholson**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Kenneth Moberg, Adviser
Dissertation: The Archipelago Growth Suppressor Limits Apoptosis via the Rb/E2f Pathway and Is Transcriptionally Regulated by the Notch Receptor

Pragati Nigam*
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Rama Rao Amara, Adviser
Dissertation: Influence of Regulatory and IL-17–Secreting T Cells in the Pathogenesis of SIV Infection

Kevin Patrick O’Halloran
Chemistry
Craig Hill, Adviser
Dissertation: Controlling the Synthesis of New Polyoxometalates and Removing Their Crystallographic Disorder

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Rebecca Grace Oas
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Andrew Kowalczyk, Adviser
Dissertation: p120-Catenin in Vascular Development and Endothelial Adhesion Strengthening

Derek Alan Olsen
Religion
Luke Johnson, Adviser
Dissertation: Reading Matthew with Monks: Laying the Foundations for Conversation between Modern Biblical Scholarship and Early Medieval Monastic Interpretation

Jennifer Aileen Orth-Veillon]

Stephanie Ramona Ovalles
Chemistry
Huw Davies, Adviser
Dissertation: Cycloadditions and Ylide Chemistry of Donor/Acceptor-Substituted Carbenes from Thermal Decomposition of Aryldiazocarbonyl Compounds

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Lance Bryan Pape**
Religion
Thomas Long, Adviser
Dissertation: A Ricoeurian Revision of Postliberal Homiletics

Christina Marie Parker**
Comparative Literature
Elissa Marder, Adviser
Dissertation: Artificial Generation: The Hybridization of Female and Form in Gautier, Villiers, Wilde, Hitchcock

Michelle Anne Parsons
Anthropology
Peter Brown, Adviser
Dissertation: Death and Freedom in Post-Soviet Russia: An Ethnography of a Mortality Crisis

Pritty Jashvantlal Patel
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Paula Vertino, Adviser
Dissertation: Role of TMS1/ASC in Breast Epithelial Anoikis and Migration

Seema Rajnikant Patel
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
James Zimring, Adviser
Dissertation: Major and Minor Alloimmunization Induced by Platelet Transfusions: Mechanisms, Consequences, and Interventions

Thanujeni Pathman
Psychology
Patricia Bauer, Adviser
Dissertation: Episodic and Autobiographical Memory in School-Aged Children and Adults: Exploring Recognition of Item and Order Using Photo-Taking Paradigms

Pablo Andres Penaloza
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Rafi Ahmed, Adviser
Dissertation: Manipulation of Immune Regulatory Mechanisms during Chronic Infection

Claney Lebev Pereira*
Chemistry
Frank McDonald, Adviser
Dissertation: Chapter 1. Total Synthesis of Fumonisin B1; Chapter 2. Synthesis of Unnatural Sphingolipids: 1-deoxy-5-hydroxysphinganine and its diastereomers; Chapter 3. Development of Methodology: Synthesis of cis- and trans-homoallylic alcohols; Chapter 4. Human Milk Oligosaccharides: Synthesis of Natural and Unnatural Oligomers

Diogo Lemieszek Pinheiro**
Sociology
Timothy Dowd, Adviser
Dissertation: Risky Business: The Social Construction of Country Risk Ratings

Mary Leigh Pittenger
Religion
Wendy Lee Farley, Adviser
Dissertation: The “Understanding Heart” of Hannah Arendt: Understanding as a Practice of Moral Imagination

Alexander John Poplawsky
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Xiaoping Hu, Adviser
Dissertation: Direct Detection of Neural Magnetic Fields with Fast-Temporal Resolution Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Veerle H. Poupeye
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Ivan Karp, Adviser
Dissertation: Art and Society in Twentieth-Century Jamaica

Michelle Allen Purdy
Educational Studies
Vanessa Siddle Walker, Adviser
Dissertation: Southern and Independent: Public Mandates, Private Schools, and Black Students, 1951–1970

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Catherine Putnam Rankin
Sociology
Timothy Dowd, Adviser
Dissertation: Giving Back in a Profit-Driven World: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Mutual Fund Industry

Swathi Ravi**
Biomedical Engineering
Elliot Chaikof, Adviser
Dissertation: Recombinant Elastin Analogues as Cell-Adhesive Matrices for Vascular Tissue Engineering

Serena Ann Reeder-Carroll**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Leslie Real, Adviser
Dissertation: Population Genetics of Raccoons in the Eastern United States with Implications for Rabies Transmission and Spread

Ora John Edward Reuter**
Political Science
Thomas Remington, Adviser
Dissertation: The Origins of Dominant Parties

Emily Renee Hencken Ritter**
Political Science
Clifford Carrubba and David Davis III, Advisers
Dissertation: Conflict Processes and Courts: Repression, Dissent, and the Influence of Domestic Judicial Institutions

Tiffany Karla Roberts-Wilson*
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
S. Russ Price, Adviser
Dissertation: Suppression of Calcineurin Signaling and PGC-1 a Expression during the Chronic Skeletal Muscle Atrophy Associated with Diabetes Mellitus: Implications for Muscle Function

Wesley Daniel Robertson**
Physics
Kurt Warncke, Adviser
Dissertation: Probing the Dynamical Basis of Radical Catalysis in a B12 Dependent Enzyme and Development of a Cobalamin/Protein Compressed Photosynthesis Device

Scott Thomas Robinson**
Biomedical Engineering
W. Robert Taylor, Adviser
Dissertation: Determining the Role of Endothelial Progenitor Cells in Post-Natal Neovascularization

Pablo A. Romagnoli
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
John Altman, Adviser
Dissertation: CD8 T-Cell Memory Development Is Influenced by Direct Interactions with CD4 T-Cells and Tissue Localization during T-Cell Activation and Clonal Expansion

Adam Trent Rosenbaum
History
Astrid Eckert, Adviser
Dissertation: Timeless, Modern, and German? The Re-Mapping of Bavaria through the Marketing of Tourism, 1800–1939

Leah Alice Rosenberg
Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts
Gary Laderman, Adviser
Dissertation: Mourning News: Grief, Memory, and Television Viewership of 9/11

Ariel Julie Ross**
Comparative Literature
Elena Glazov-Corrigan and Elissa Marder, Advisers
Dissertation: Epic Afterlives: Baudelaire and Tsvetaeva

Michael Tyler Rothman**
Clinical Psychology
Stephen Nowicki, Adviser
Dissertation: The Effect of Chronic Exercise on Trait Anxiety in College Students

Ganna A. Rubtsova
Sociology
John Boli, Adviser
Dissertation: How to Feed a Baby: Global Processes and Individual Choices

Eric Ungerleider Russ*
Clinical Psychology
Drew Westen, Adviser
Dissertation: Personality Subtypes of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Stacy Renee Ryan*
Clinical Psychology
Patricia Brennan, Adviser
Dissertation: Examining Testosterone and Aggression in a Biosocial Framework

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Joseph John Sabatino Jr.**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Brian Evavold, Adviser
Dissertation: CD4+ T Cell Affinity in Autoimmunity and Viral Infection

Carolyn Yeago Sargent*
Biomedical Engineering
Todd McDevitt, Adviser
Dissertation: Effects of Hydrodynamic Culture on Embryonic Stem Cell Differentiation: Cardiogenic Modulation

Catherine Lindsey Satterwhite
Epidemiology
Penelope Howards and David Kleinbaum, Advisers
Dissertation: Chlamydia Surveillance in the United States: New Analytic Approaches and Alternate Considerations for Monitoring Trends in Disease Burden

Vaughn Clayton Schmutz*
Sociology
Timothy Dowd, Adviser
Dissertation: Social Change and Musical Classification Systems: The US, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, 1955–2005

John Edward Senior**
Religion
Elizabeth Bounds, Adviser
Dissertation: Cruciform Pilgrims: A Constructive Theopolitical Anthropology

Christopher Shen
Biomedical Engineering
Shuming Nie, Adviser
Dissertation: Effects of Surface Chemistry and Size on Iron Oxide Nanoparticle Delivery of Oligonucleotides

Sabrina Kim Sidaras
Psychology
Lynne Nygaard, Adviser
Dissertation: Hearing What You Expect to Hear: The Interaction of Social and Cognitive Mechanisms Underlying Vocal Accommodation

Fred Henry Sieling**
Biomedical Engineering
Astrid Prinz, Adviser
Dissertation: Prediction and Control of Patterned Activity in Small Neural Networks

Elizabeth Ann Simoneau]

Rebecca Ann Speckman*
Epidemiology
William McClellan, Adviser
Dissertation: Exploring Early Lupus Subtypes

Victoria Ann Stahl*
Biomedical Engineering
T. Richard Nichols, Adviser
Dissertation: A Biomechanical Analysis of the Role of the Crural Fascia in the Cat Hindlimb

Theresa Ann Starkey*
Institute of the Liberal Arts
Catherine Ross Nickerson, Adviser
Dissertation: The Woman on the Scaffold

Edward Geoffrey Jedediah Stevenson
Anthropology
Craig Hadley, Adviser
Dissertation: Schooling and Life Chances: Explaining the Effects of Mothers’ Schooling on Child Health in Ethiopia

Chen-Ying Su
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Tamara Caspary, Adviser
Dissertation: The Role of Arl13b in the Maintenance of Neural Tube Patterning and Oligodendrocyte Development

Rubye Katherine Sullivan**
Educational Studies
Robert Jensen, Adviser
Dissertation: Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching, Teacher Practices, and Student Learning within Urban Learning Contexts

Jay Christopher Sy
Biomedical Engineering
Michael Davis and Niren Murthy, Advisers
Dissertation: Novel Strategies for Cardiac Drug Delivery

Patrick D. Sylvers*
Clinical Psychology
Scott Lilienfeld and Patricia Brennan, Adviser
Dissertation: Childhood Psychopathic Features and Aggression: A Test of the Fearlessness Hypothesis

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Yue Tang
Business
Narasimhan Jegadeesh, Adviser
Dissertation: Connections, Insider Information, and Institutional Trades

Kyoko Taniguchi
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Angelika Bammer, Adviser
Dissertation: Maternal Fantasies: Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Retellings of the Yamamba Legend

Tonya Nicole Taylor**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Gary Miller, Adviser
Dissertation: Reduced Vesicular Storage of Catecholamines in the Pathogenensis of Parkinson’s Disease

Aaron Robert Thornton**
Chemistry
Simon Blakey, Adviser
Dissertation: Metallonitrene/Alkyne Cascade Reactions: Development of a Versatile Process for Organic Synthesis

Yolande M. S. Tomlinson*
Institute of the Liberal Arts
Michael Awkward and Regine Jackson, Advisers
Dissertation: To Fanon, with Love: Women Writers of the African Diaspora Interrupting Violence, Masculinity, and Nation-Formation

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Luke Saba Uebelhoer
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Arash Grakoui, Adviser
Dissertation: Binding, Entry, and Immune Escape Mechanisms of Hepatitis C Virus

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Séverine Paulette Vogel**
French and Educational Studies
Carol Herron, Adviser
Dissertation: Teaching Grammar through Cultural Presentations: Investigating the Effects of a Guided Inductive and a Deductive Approach on the Learning of Grammar and Culture in Intermediate-Level College French

Katherine Elizabeth Vytal*
Psychology
Stephan Hamann, Adviser
Dissertation: A Multimodal Investigation of Core Neural Responses Associated with Basic Emotion States

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Kristina Wrobel Waldron**
Sociology
Karen Hegtvedt and Cathryn Johnson, Advisers
Dissertation: The Emergence of Pre-Professional Identity

Yimin Wang**
Chemistry
Joel Bowman, Adviser
Dissertation: Theoretical Studies of Unusual Molecular Vibrational Dynamics

Jason David Weaver*
Biomedical Engineering
David Ku and W. Robert Taylor, Advisers
Dissertation: Development of a Polyvinyl Alcohol Cryogel Covered Stent

Yan Wei**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Bruce Levin, Adviser
Dissertation: Population Dynamics of Vibrio cholerae and Its Bacteriophage

Leah Weinryb Grohsgal
History
Patrick Allitt, Adviser
Dissertation: Reinventing Civil Liberties: Religious Groups, Organized Litigation, and the Rights Revolution

William Clyde Weldon**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Richard Compans, Adviser
Dissertation: Stabilization of an Oligomeric Protein Antigen Enhances Immunogenicity by Alternative Routes of Immunization

Jean Ann Welsh**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Miriam Vos, Adviser
Dissertation: Consumption of Added Sugars and Indicators of Cardiovascular Disease Risk among US Adolescents and Adults

Christy Colleen Wentworth
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Andrew Neish, Adviser
Dissertation: Commensal-Epithelial Signaling Mediated via Formyl Peptide Receptor

Brock Andrew Wester
Biomedical Engineering
Michelle LaPlaca and Mark Allen, Advisers
Dissertation: Development and Characterization of Mechanically Actuated Microtweezers for Use in a Single-Cell Neural Injury Model

Luke Whitmore*
Religion
Laurie Patton, Adviser
Dissertation: In Pursuit of Maheshvara: Understanding Kedarnath as Place and as Tirtha

Sameera Rukshan Wijayawardana
Biostatistics
John Hanfelt and Tianwei Yu, Advisers
Dissertation: Statistical Methods for Robust Estimation of Differential Protein Expression

Robert Elmore Williamson Jr.
Religion
Carol Newsom, Adviser
Dissertation: Death and Symbolic Immortality in Second Temple Wisdom Instructions

Christine Danielle Wilson**
Psychology
Lawrence Barsalou, Adviser
Dissertation: Assessing Predictions from Psychological Construction Approaches to Emotion

Almeda Michelle Wright**
Religion
Emmanuel Lartey and Mary Elizabeth Moore, Advisers
Dissertation: Integrated-Integrating Pedagogy: A Practical Theological Analysis of Fragmented Spirituality among African American Adolescents

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Thelathia Nikotris Young
Religion
Elizabeth Bounds and Marcia Riggs, Advisers
Dissertation: Black Queer Ethics: An Investigation into Ethical Norms of Kinship and Family

Ying Yu**
Chemistry
Stefan Lutz, Adviser
Dissertation: Enzyme Engineering by Circular Permutation: Functional and Structural Investigation of Permutants

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Mary Analise Zaunbrecher**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Thomas Shinnick, Adviser
Dissertation: Low-Level Kanamycin Resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Molecular Mechanisms and Clinical Implications

Haipeng Zhou
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Catherine Ross Nickerson and Kimberly Wallace-Sanders, Advisers
Dissertation: “Expressions of the Life That is within Us” Epistolary Practice of American Women in Republican China

Molly Kathleen Zuckerman**
Anthropology
George Armelagos, Adviser
Dissertation: Sex, Society, and Syphilis: A Social, Ecological, and Evolutionary History of Syphilis in Late Medieval and Early Modern England (c. 1494–1865)

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