Commencement 2013: Doctorates

This list is drawn from the Commencement 2013 program. For more detailed information, please refer to the Electronic Theses + Dissertations Database.

* Graduated August 2012
** Graduated December 2012

Frances Reyburn Abbott*
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Allen Tullos, Adviser
Dissertation: Black Migration to Atlanta: Metropolitan Spatial Patterns and Popular Representation, 1990-2012

Jacqueline Abrams*
Comparative Literature
Elissa Marder, Adviser
Dissertation: The Language of Loss: Writing at the Intersection of Literature and Philosophy

Timothy Michael Acker
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Dennis Liotta, Adviser
Dissertation: Structural Determinants of Activity, Mechanism and Structure Activity Relationships of Novel GluN2C/D Subunit Selective Antagonists of the N-methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor

Richard Manly Adams Jr.**
Religion
Luke Johnson, Adviser
Dissertation: "The Israel of God": The Narrative Rhetoric of Paul's Letter to the Galatians

Hajira Fatima Ahmad*
Biomedical Engineering
Athanassios Sambanis, Adviser
Dissertation: Cryopreservation Effects on a Pancreatic Substitute Comprised of Beta Cells or Recombinant Myoblasts Encapsulated in Nonadhesive and Adhesive Alginate Hydrogels

Noah Milton Alberts-Grill**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Hanjoong Jo, Adviser
Dissertation: Dynamic Immune Cell Accumulation Corresponds with Vascular Inflammation during Disturbed Flow-Induced Atherogenesis in Mouse Carotid Artery

Igor Albizua
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Stephanie Sherman, Adviser
Dissertation: Telomere Length: Implications on the Risk for Chromosome 21 Nondisjunction in Oocytes

Andreea Smaranda Aldea*
Philosophy
David Carr, Adviser
Dissertation: Phantasie and Phenomenological Inquiry-Thinking with Edmund Husserl

Brian Jason Alderman
Religion
Carol Newsom, Adviser
Dissertation: Arguing with Job: Consolation and Quarrel in the Joban Dialogue

Khalilah Odessa Ali*
Educational Research
E. Vanessa Siddle Walker, Adviser
Dissertation: "For Us Poetry is Not a Luxury";: A Case Study of Six Black Women Artist-Educator-Activists

Michael Jordan Altman
Religion
Gary Laderman, Adviser
Dissertation: Imagining Hindus: India and Religion in Nineteenth-Century America

Amy Kerr Anderson
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
W. E. Craighead and Elaine Walker, Advisers
Dissertation: Prenatal Maternal Depression and the Neural Development of Social Cognition

Chantelle Lindsay Anfuso*
Chemistry
Tianquan Lian, Adviser
Dissertation: Orientation and Vibrational Dynamics of Rhenium Bipyridyl CO2- Reduction Catalysts on Model Electrode Surfaces

Neil Robert Anthony
Physics
Keith Berland, Adviser
Dissertation: Advanced Time-Resolved Fluorescence Microscopy Techniques for the Investigation of Peptide Self-Assembly

Ivan Olegovich Antonov
Chemistry
Michael Heaven, Adviser
Dissertation: Spectroscopic Studies of Molecules that Challenge Computational Chemistry

Alexis Arun Aposporidis**
Mathematics and Computer Science
Alessandro Veneziani, Adviser
Dissertation: Numerical Analysis of Mixed Formulations for Bingham Fluids

Santiago Archila
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Astrid Prinz, Adviser
Dissertation: Experimental and Computational Evidence for Regulation of Synaptic Conductance via Graded Homeostasis of Post-Synaptic Chloride Concentration

Camila Aschner Restrepo
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Michael Moon, Adviser
Dissertation: Violent Stages: Excess, Memory, and Ritual in Contemporary Theater in Bogota

Nicole Rae Baerg
Political Science
Eric Reinhardt, Adviser
Dissertation: The Political Economy of Conquering Inflation: The Impact of Elite Opposition and Elite Consensus on Inflation-Stabilization

Benjamin Michael Basile
Psychology
Robert Hampton, Adviser
Dissertation: Recollection and Familiarity in Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca mulatta)

Donald Michael Beaudette
Political Science
Clifford Carrubba, Adviser
Dissertation: Beyond Coercions: The Politics of Punishment Attacks and Policing

Naomi Cale Beeman**
Comparative Literature
Elissa Marder, Adviser
Dissertation: The Break through Experience: Literary Origins in Franz Kafka and W. G. Sebald

Nadia Behizadeh*
Educational Studies
Maisha Winn, Adviser
Dissertation: A Balance of Freedom and Structure: Creating Authentic Writing Systems in Middle School Classrooms

Shala Natasha Blue
Psychology
Patricia Bauer, Adviser
Dissertation: Neural Basis and Development of Relational Memory in Primates

James William Bogenpohl II
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Yoland Smith, Adviser
Dissertation: Metabotropic Glutamate and Adenosine Receptors in the Monkey Striatopallidal Complex and Their Involvement in Parkinsonism: Anatomy, Physiology, and Behavior

Justin William Bonny
Psychology
Stella Lourenco, Adviser
Dissertation: Representing Quantitative Information: Developmental and Neural Comparisons of Mental Magnitudes

Chase Hanson Bourke*
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Michael Owens and Charles Nemeroff, Advisers
Dissertation: The Long-Term Effects of Prenatal Stress and/or Antidepressant Exposure in Rats

Adonis Miguel Bovell
Physics
Kurt Warneke, Adviser
Dissertation: Structural and Functional Studies on Salmonella Typhimurium Ethanolamine Ammonia-Lyase

Erica Necole Bozeman
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Periasamy Selvaraj, Adviser
Dissertation: Membrane Anchored Immune Stimulatory Proteins Enhance Anti-Tumor Immunity in Breast Cancer Models

John Frederick Brucal Briones**
Chemistry
Huw M. L. Davies, Adviser
Dissertation: Transition Metal Catalyzed Stereoselective Transformations of Alkynes and Donor/Acceptor Carbenoids

Aviad Lael Brisman*
Anthropology
David Nugent, Adviser
Dissertation: Legal Consciousness among Youth at the Red Hook Community Justice Center

Marian W. Broida
Religion
Brent Strawn, Adviser
Dissertation: Forestalling Doom: "Apotropaic Intercession" in the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East

Andrew Michael Brooks**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Gregory Berns, Adviser
Dissertation: The Neural Coding of Loss

Terrell Eileen Brotherton**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Jonathan Glass, Adviser
Dissertation: Toxicity and Solubility of Mutant Superoxide Dismutase 1 in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Andrew Patrick Brown**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Hyunsuk Shim and James Snyder, Advisers
Dissertation: Screening, Hit Expansion, and Mechanistic Studies for Natural Product Analogs Derived from Traditional Herbal Medicine: Curcumin and Triptolide

Andrew Edward Buechel*
Religion
Wendy Farley and Mark Jordan, Advisers
Dissertation: Can Anything Good Come out of Nazareth? Perspectives in Queer Theology

Audrey Anne-Gaelle Burba*
French
Philippe Bonnefis and Elissa Marder, Advisers
Dissertation: Dying in Detail: Feminine Death and the Question of Authorship in Nineteenth-Century French Fiction

Bradley Burton Burroughs**
Religion, Ethics, and Society
Timothy Jackson, Adviser
Dissertation: Christianity, Politics, and the Predicament of Evil: A Constructive Theological Ethic of Soulcraft and Statecraft

Dinorah Lissette Calles*
Epidemiology
Carol Hogue, Adviser
Dissertation: Characterizations of Psychosocial and Biological Stress Factors and Associations with Self-Reported Race and Bacterial Vaginosis in Pregnancy

Ian Christopher Campbell
Biomedical Engineering
John Oshinski and W. Robert Taylor, Advisers
Dissertation: Plaque Erosion and Murine Plaque Stability: A Biomechanical Examination of Exceptions to the Phenomenon of Plaque Rupture

Abbey Barden Carrico**
French
Philippe Bonnefis, Adviser
Dissertation: Pour une écopoétique de l'eau dans les oeuvres de Gustave Flaubert et de Guy de Maupassant

Estrella Dolores Cedeno-Aviles*
Spanish
Hernan Feldman, Adviser
Dissertation: Borrando la ficcion de la identidad: La intersubjetividad como base para una neuva historiografia

Amy Hildreth Chen
English
Walter Kalaidjian, Adviser
Dissertation: Archival Bodies: Twentieth- Century British, Irish, and American Literary Collections

Jiaxuan Chen**
Biomedical Engineering
Barbara Boyan, Adviser
Dissertation: The Role of PDIA3 in Vitamin D Signaling in Osteoblasts

Shuo Chen*
Biostatistics
F. DuBois Bowman, Adviser
Dissertation: New Statistical Techniques for High-Dimensional Neuroimaging Data

Xianyu Chen*
Chemistry
P. Barry Ryan, Adviser
Dissertation: I. Development of a Passive Sampler and Static Sampling Chamber to Measure Personal Exposure to Gaseous PAHs; II. Method Development for Determination of Current-Use and Persistent Pesticides in Cow Milk, Human Breast Milk, Baby Formulas, and Human Serum Using Gas Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry

Eric Chiwon Choi**
Mathematics
Igor Belegradek, Adviser
Dissertation: Rotationally Symmetric Planes in Comparison Geometry

Nancy Mee Young Choi*
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Jeremy Boss, Adviser
Dissertation: Epigenetic Regulation of the Major Histocompatibility Complex Class II Genes

Hin Chu**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Paul Spearman, Adviser
Dissertation: The Biological Nature of the Virus-Containing Compartments in HIV-1-Infected Primary Human Macrophages: The Role of Tetherin

Cyd Cipolla
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Adviser
Dissertation: "After These Horrendous Crimes, that Creature Forfeits His Rights": The Sexually Violent Offender as Exceptional Criminal

Jessica Cayenne Claassen-Luttner
Religion
Mark Jordan, Adviser
Dissertation: Witnessing Maria Goretti: Testimonial Practices for a Silent Martyr

Richard Andrew Cook**
History
John Juricek, Adviser
Dissertation: "[T]heir dear Idol ye Charter": The Second Charter of Massachusetts Bay

Debra Andrea Cooper
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Leonard Howell and David Weinshenker, Advisers
Dissertation: Effects of Pharmacological Dopamine b-hydroxylase Inhibition on Cocaine-Induced Behavior and Neurochemistry

Sheryl Jones Croft
Educational Studies
Vanessa Siddle Walker, Adviser
Dissertation: A Case Study of a Predominantly African American School District and Federally Mandated Education Reform, 2000-2010

Laura Catherine Crompton*
Mathematics
David Borthwick, Adviser
Dissertation: Asymptotics of Resonances for Radial Potential Scattering in Hyperbolic Space

Lisa Wessman Crothers
Religion
Laurie Patton, Adviser
Dissertation: The Eyes of Power and Dharma: Conceptions of the Adviser in Early India

Jennifer Marie Iris Daenzer**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Judith Fridovich-Keil, Adviser
Dissertation: Exploring the Roles of UDP-galactose 4'-epimerase in Drosophila melanogaster Development and Homeostasis

Jill Devoe Daugherty
Sociology
Ellen Idler, Adviser
Dissertation: Men and Unintended Birth: The Influence of Procreative Consciousness and Procreative Responsibility

Kwesi John DeGraft-Hanson
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Kimberly Wallace-Sanders, Adviser
Dissertation: Commemorating Hidden Landscapes of Slavery Linked by Enslaved Africans and Their American Descendants from the Butler Plantations in Georgia

Saundra Marie Deltac*
Educational Studies
Carole Hahn, Adviser
Dissertation: Teachers of America's Immigrant Students: Citizenship Instruction for English Language Learners

Hanna Bewketu Demeke
Nursing
Marcia Holstad, Adviser
Dissertation: Relationships between HIV-Related Stigma, Coping, Social Support, and Health-Related Quality of Life in People Living with HIV/AIDS

Lucas Donahue
Comparative Literature
Deborah Elise White, Adviser
Dissertation: The Senselessness of an Ending in Wordsworth, P. B. Shelley, and Keats

Matthew Ryan Dudgeon
Anthropology
Carol Worthman, Adviser
Dissertation: Birth after Death: Men and Reproduction in Two K'iché; Maya Communities

Thomas Dupuis*
French
Philippe Bonnefis, Adviser
Dissertation: Littérature et Masturbation

Charity Grace Duran**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Criss Hartzell, Adviser
Dissertation: Functional Characterization of Anoctamins, a Novel Family of Transmembrane Proteins

Michelle Marie Dynes
Nursing
Lynn Sibley, Adviser
Dissertation: Sociocultural Factors Shaping Trust and Teamwork among Community Maternal and Newborn Health Workers in Rural Ethiopia

Sunshine Alisha Epps
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
David Weinshenker, Adviser
Dissertation: Seizure Susceptibility and Epileptogenesis in Depression-Sensitive Rats

Silvia Cambronero Eufinger
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Viola Vaccarino, Adviser
Dissertation: Decelerated Biological Aging as a Potential Mechanism for the Cardioprotective Effects of the Mediterranean Diet and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Diet: A Twin Study

Mark Stephen Fagiano
Philosophy
John Stuhr, Adviser
Dissertation: The Meanings and Values of Race: Pluralism and Social Meliorism

Zev Israel Farber
Religion
Jacob Wright, Adviser
Dissertation: Images of Joshua: The Construction of Memory in Cultural Identities

Alexander Vyacheslavovich Fedotov**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
William Kelly, Adviser
Dissertation: Regulatory Mechanisms of Heterochromatin Dynamics during Caenorhabditis elegans Meiosis

Carolina Cristina Cabrita Felix**
Economics
Sara Markowitz, Adviser
Dissertation: Decision Making in Individual Account Pension Systems

Catherine Anne Fernandez**
Art History
Elizabeth Pastan, Adviser
Dissertation: Quidam lapis preciosus qui vocatur Cammaheu: The Medieval Afterlife of the Gemma Augustea at Saint-Sernin of Toulouse

Erin Poe Ferranti
Nursing
Sandra Dunbar, Adviser
Dissertation: Diet Quality and Cardiometabolic Risk after Gestational Diabetes

Erika Joan Fitz**
Religion
Carol Newsom, Adviser
Dissertation: A Significant Other: Moab as Symbol in Biblical Literature

Patricia Lynn Fogarty*
Anthropology
Debra Vidali, Adviser
Dissertation: Building Moldova, Being Moldovan: Discursive and Institutional Entanglements of "Development"; "Citizenship"; and "Cultural Propriety"

Keith Allen Freel
Chemistry
Michael Heaven, Adviser
Dissertation: Gas Phase Molecular Spectroscopy: Electronic Spectroscopy of Combustion Intermediates, Chlorine Azide Kinetics, and Rovibrational Energy Transfer in Acetylene

Selina Rosa Gallo-Cruz**
Sociology
John Boli and Frank Lechner, Advisers
Dissertation: Have Repertoire, Will Travel: INGOs and the Globalization of Nonviolence

Elizabeth O'Donnell Gandolfo
Theological Studies
Wendy Farley, Adviser
Dissertation: Vulnerability, Resilience, and Resistance: A Theology of Divine Love

Sylvia Shabaya Gayle
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Rita Nahta, Adviser
Dissertation: Novel Therapeutic Strategies for HER2-Overexpressing Breast Cancer

Edward W. Glowienka
Philosophy
Ursula Goldenbaum, Adviser
Dissertation: Leibniz's Metaphysics of Harmony

Inés Gonzalez Casanova Soberon
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Aryeh Stein, Adviser
Dissertation: Individual, Familial, and Community Determinants of Child and Adolescent Overweight and Obesity in Colombia

Kevin Mortimer Greene*
Sociology
Cathryn Johnson, Adviser
Dissertation: The Complex Relationship between Race, Gender, and Smoking Behavior

Qi Guo**
Computer Science and Informatics
Eugene Agichtein, Adviser
Dissertation: Modeling Rich Interactions for Web Search Intent Inference, Ranking, and Evaluation

Mozhdeh Amelia Hamraie
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson and Deboleena Roy, Advisers
Dissertation: What Can Universal Design Know?: Bodies as Evidence in Disability-Accessible Design

Kathleen Marie Hanggi*
English
Deepkia Bahri, Adviser
Dissertation: Governing Intimacy: The Politics of Love in African Fiction

Marilene Haroux**
French
Philippe Bonnefis, Adviser
Dissertation: Les Ombres du Temps: Jules Michelet, Romain Rolland, Pascal Quignard

Marcus Louis Harvey**
Religion
Dianne Diakite, Adviser
Dissertation: "Life is War": African Grammars of Knowing and the Interpretation of Black Religious Experience

Kazumi Hasegawa
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Mark Ravina and Kimberly Wallace-Sanders, Advisers
Dissertation: Examining the Life of Oyabe Zen'ichiro: The New Formation of Modern Japanese Identity at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Barry Masanori Hashimoto*
Political Science
Dan Reiter, Adviser
Dissertation: The Power and Politicized Expansion of the International Criminal Court

Jonathan Joseph Havel
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Haian Fu, Adviser
Dissertation: PRAS40 and mTOR Signaling: A Paradigm for Crosstalk among Proliferation, Growth, and Stress Signaling

Keme L. Hawkins*
English
Mark Sanders, Adviser
Dissertation: Africa Persists: The Transformative Powers of Jazz, Blues, Samba, and Bossa Nova

Sara Kathleen Head*
Behavioral Sciences and Health Education
Kathryn Yount, Adviser
Dissertation: Pathways to Women's Empowerment in Contemporary Bangladesh: Fertility, Resources, and Intimate Partner Violence

Erin Elisabeth Hecht
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Lisa Parr, Adviser
Dissertation: Neural Adaptations for Social Learning: Structural and Functional Investigations of Action Observation Networks in Macaques, Chimpanzees, and Humans

Meghan Rae Henning
Religion
Carl Holladay, Adviser
Dissertation: Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth: The Pedagogical Function of Hell in Matthew and the Early Church

Amelia Ruth Hofstetter*
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Aron Lukacher, Adviser
Dissertation: Investigating the Requirements for Expansion and Maintenance of a Mouse Polyomavirus-Specific MHC Class Ib-Restricted CD8 T-Cell Response

Kevin James Holmes**
Psychology
Phillip Wolff, Adviser
Dissertation: Language as a Window into the Mind: The Case of Space

Sari De'Ann Hopson*
Epidemiology
Michael Goodman, Adviser
Dissertation: A Population-Based Study of Colon Cancer Treatment Quality in Georgia: Race, Residential Segregation, and Rural-Urban Residence

Jiaye Hu**
Chemistry
Huw M. L. Davies, Adviser
Dissertation: Rhodium(II)-Catalyzed Asymmetric Transformations and their Applications in the Development of Novel CNS Drug Candidates

Carl Stephen Hughes
Religion
Mark Jordan and Don Saliers, Advisers
Dissertation: Kierkegaard and the Staging of Desire: Writing Word and Sacrament

James Langston Hughes
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Catherine Nickerson, Adviser
Dissertation: Southern Community, Commerce, and Representation in the Global Age

Dana Drew Irwin
History
Judith Miller, Adviser
Dissertation: Revolutionary Histrionics: Violence and the Creation of Bourgeois Masculinity in Post-Napoleonic France

Jennifer Beverly Jackson**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
David Pallas, Adviser
Dissertation: Investigating the Tumor Suppressive Role of PP2Ac Methylation: Implications for SV40 and Polyomavirus-Mediated Transformation

Victoria Jean Jeisy Scott*
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Jacqueline Katz and Suryaprakash Sambhara, Advisers
Dissertation: TLR7 in Innate and Adaptive Immunity to Influenza

Shuang Ji*
Biostatistics
Limin Peng, Adviser
Dissertation: Quantile Regression for Complex Censored Data

Savannah Jayne Johnson**
Chemistry
David Lynn, Adviser
Dissertation: Amyloid Conformational Diversity Accessed by Truncations of a Native Protein Fold

Jennifer Marie Johnston
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
H. Trent Spencer, Adviser
Dissertation: Optimization of a Lentiviral Vector for Use within an HSC Gene Therapy Protocol for Hemophilia A

Erin Marie Jones*
Psychology
Linda Craighead, Adviser
Dissertation: Electronic Apps for Food and Appetite Monitoring: Acceptability and Reactive Effects in Women with Eating and Weight Concerns

William Joseph Kaiser**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Edward Mocarski, Adviser
Dissertation: Developmental and Viral Control of Necrotic Cell Death

Abhishek Kathuria*
Business,
Benn Konsynski and Michael Prietula, Advisers
Dissertation: Janus Rising: Information Technology Role in Facilitation of Organizational Ambidexterity and Identity

Wendy Anne Kellner*
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Victor Corces, Adviser
Dissertation: Enhancing Transcription by Release of RNAP II from the Promoter-Proximal Pause

Nafees Mohammad Khan
Educational Studies
Carole Hahn, Adviser
Dissertation: Slavery in Two Nations: Examining the Presentation of Slavery in Secondary U.S. and Brazilian History Textbooks

David Patrick King*
Religion
E. Brooks Holifield, Adviser
Dissertation: Seeking a Global Vision: The Evolution of World Vision and American Evangelicalism

Andrew Barton Kirkpatrick*
Political Science
Eric Reinhardt, Adviser
Dissertation: Fishing for Ballots: Domestic Institutions, Common Pool Resource Problems, and Compliance with International Environmental Regimes

Sunandan Kizhakke Nedumpally*
History
Clifton Crais, Adviser
Dissertation: Ways of Knowing: Asaris, Nampoothiris, and Colonialists in Twentieth-Century Malabar, India

Kelly Anna Kluge**
Chemistry
Cora MacBeth, Adviser
Dissertation: Ligand Design Strategies for Regulating Small Molecule Binding and Reactivity at Transition Metal Centers

Christopher Ryszard Kluz*
Philosophy
Ursula Goldenbaum, Adviser
Dissertation: Determinism, Freedom, and Ethics: Spinozistic Interventions in the Contemporary Discussions of Responsibility

Lisa Catherine Knisely**
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Cynthia Willet, Adviser
Dissertation: The Gendered Subject of Violence: Towards a Feminist Account of Ethical Freedom

So Yeon Joyce Kong
Epidemiology
Michael Goodman, Adviser
Dissertation: Oxidative Stress and Human Health

Verena Kuhlemann**
Mathematics and Computer Science
Michele Benzi, Adviser
Dissertation: Iteractive Methods and Partitioning Techniques for Large Sparse Problems in Network Analysis

Ambar Kulshreshtha
Epidemiology
Viola Vaccarino, Adviser
Dissertation: Cardiovascular Health Index and Risk of Stroke

Oleksandr Kyrychenko
Religion,
Carl Holladay, Adviser
Dissertation: The Role of the Centurion in Luke-Acts

Steven James La Fleur
Mathematics
Vojtech Rodl, Adviser
Dissertation: On Problems in Extremal Graph Theory and Ramsey Theory

Kelli Floyd Lanier*
Economics
C. Monica Capra, Adviser
Dissertation: Trust and Cooperation: In the Lab and in the Field

José A. Larrauri Santiago
Spanish
Karen Stolley, Adviser
Dissertation: Indeterminacion, diversidad, y exceso: el discurso queer en la literatura puertorriquena

Jessica Raper Lawrence*
Psychology
Jocelyne Bachevalier, Adviser
Dissertation: Neonatal Amygdala Lesions in Rhesus Monkeys Living in a Semi-Naturalistic Environment: Effects on Emotional Behavior and Neuroendocrine Stress Response

Christopher S.D. Lee*
Biomedical Engineering
Barbara Boyan, Adviser
Dissertation: Directing the Paracrine Actions of Adipose Stem Cells for Cartilage Regeneration

Hae Min Lee
Religion
Emmanuel Lartey, Adviser
Dissertation: International Development and Public Religion: Changing Dynamics of Christian Mission in South Korea

Jong Hwan Lee
Philosophy
Richard Patterson, Adviser
Dissertation: The Unity of the Philebus: Continuity in Plato's Philosophy

Robert James Lemke Oliver
Mathematics
Ken Ono, Adviser
Dissertation: Topics in Analytic Number Theory

Aaron William Lifland*
Biomedical Engineering
Philip Santangelo, Adviser
Dissertation: Development of Single Molecule-Sensitive, Imaging Probes Targeting Native RNA

Jeremy James Lim*
Biomedical Engineering
Johnna Temenoff, Adviser
Dissertation: The Development of Glycosaminoglycan-Based Materials to Promote Chondrogenic Differentiation of Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Jin Liu*
Chemistry
Dennis Liotta and James Snyder, Advisers
Dissertation: Use of Receptor-Based Drug Design and Applications in the Study of Finding Antagonists for MD-2/TLR4, GLP, and CXCR4

Devon Livingston-Rosanoff
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Edward Mocarski, Adviser
Dissertation: Death and T Cells: An Evaluation of Host Contributions to Murine Cytomegalovirus Pathogenesis and Extrinsic Cell Death to T Cells

Anna Christine Llewellyn**
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
David Weiss, Adviser
Dissertation: Investigating Francisella Intracellular Survival Mechanisms

Orosman de Jesús López Bao**
Spanish
José; Quiroga, Adviser
Dissertation: Fraying at the Edges: Male Homosexuals, Female Prostitutes, and Suicides in Cuba's Post-Soviet Detective Fiction

Matthew Evan Magnuson
Biomedical Engineering
Shella Keilholz, Adviser
Dissertation: Effects of Severing the Corpus Callosum on Coherent Electrical and Hemodynamic Interhemispheric Oscillations Intrinsic to Functional Brain Networks

Jessica Ann Marcinkevage
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
K. M. Venkat Narayan, Adviser
Dissertation: Glucose Intolerance during Pregnancy: Assessing the Feasibility of Lifestyle Intervention in an Underserved Population

Matthew Donald Mathias
Sociology
John Boli and Frank Lechner, Advisers
Dissertation: Individual Sacrality, Human Rights, and Abolition of the Death Penalty

Matthew Thomas McAndrew
Philosophy
Rudolf Makkreel, Adviser
Dissertation: Kant’s Theory of Judgment: The Concept of Judgment in Kant's Logic and Metaphysics

Maureen Terese McCarthy
English
Benjamin Reiss, Adviser
Dissertation: Nuclear Alternatives: Interracial and Queer Families in American Literature, 1840-1905

Molly Leigh McCullers*
History
Clifton Crais, Adviser
Dissertation: Lines in the Sand: The Global Politics of Local Development in Apartheid-Era Namibia, 1950-1980

Lisa Jean McLay
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Hinh Ly, Adviser
Dissertation: Characterization of Factors and Mechanisms of Virulence of Arenaviruses through Mutational Analysis

Samira Katherine Mehta
Religion
Gary Laderman, Adviser
Dissertation: Beyond Chrismukkah: A Cultural History of the Christian/Jewish Blended Family from 1965–2010

Veronica Mejia Bustamante
Mathematics and Computer Science,
James Nagy, Adviser
Dissertation: Iterative Polyenergetic Digital Tomosynthesis Reconstructions for Breast Cancer Screening

Candace Denise Middlebrooks
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Stephanie Sherman, Adviser
Dissertation: Assessment of Cis and Trans-acting Factors for Involvement in the Altered Recombination Patterns Associated with Trisomy 21

Osama Mahmoud Mohamad**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Ling Wei, Adviser
Dissertation: Stem Cells and Optogenetics: Novel Approaches for the Treatment of Focal Ischemic Stroke in Adult Mice

Mohamed Mosaad Abdelaziz Mohamed**
Religion
Devin Stewart, Adviser
Dissertation: A New Approach to Islamism: The Example of the Muslim Brotherhood Group in Egypt

Hellena Moon**
Religion
Emmanuel Lartey, Adviser
Dissertation: Transforming the Paradigm of Wo/men's Human Rights through Intercultural Pastoral Care: Narratives of Vulnerability and Contradiction in Korean Wo/men's Lives in the Colonial and Postcolonial Period

Lydia Patrice Morris**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Paul Doetsch, Adviser
Dissertation: Elucidating Mechanisms of Base Excision Repair and Genetic Instability in Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Megan Katherine Murphy
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Cynthia Derdeyn, Adviser
Dissertation: Maturation of Autologous and Heterologous Neutralization Breadth in Subtypes A and B HIV-1 Infection

Ruth Jean Napier
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Daniel Kalman and Thomas Shinnick, Advisers
Dissertation: Development of the Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor Imatinib Mesylate as a Therapeutic for Tuberculosis

Annette Welty Neuman
Chemistry
Dennis Liotta, Adviser
Dissertation: Part I: Synthesis of 2'-Fluoro- 2',3'-Dideoxynucleosides as Inhibitors of Hepatitis C Virus RNA-Dependent RNA Polymerase; Part II: Synthesis of Cyclobutyl Phosphonate and Phosphoramidate Prodrugs for Inhibition of HIV Reverse Transcriptase

Joseph Donacian Njau
Health Policy and Management
Deborah McFarland, Adviser
Dissertation: Essays on the Economic and Socio-Behavioral Effectiveness of Large Scale Malaria Control Programs in Three Sub-Saharan Africa Countries

Brian Andrew Norris
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Bali Pulendran, Adviser
Dissertation: Innate Immune Responses to LCMV Armstrong and Clone 13 and Their Influence on the Development of Acquired Immunity

Elizabeth Ann Ohneck
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
William Shafer, Adviser
Dissertation: A Novel Mechanism of Enhanced Efflux Pump Expression in Neisseria gonorrhoeae: Implications for Antimicrobial Resistance and Cell Physiology

Derick Okwan-Duodu
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Kenneth Bernstein, Adviser
Dissertation: Modulation of Macrophage Inflammatory Response by Angiotensin Converting Enzyme

Kile Malcolm Ortigo**
Psychology
Drew Westen and Bekh Bradley-Davino, Advisers
Dissertation: Attachment, Personality, and Lifespan Development: Empirical and Theoretical Applications of Attachment Theory to Pathological and Optimal Adult Development

Jakub Otwinowski**
Physics
Stefan Boettcher and Ilya Nemenman, Advisers
Dissertation: Speed of Evolution with Spatial Structure and Interacting Mutations

Kevin James Paavola**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Randy Hall, Adviser
Dissertation: Signaling and Regulation of the Polymicrogyria-Associated Receptor GPR56: A Model Biochemical Study of the Adhesion G Protein-Coupled Receptor Family

Clinton Ray Paden**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Samuel Speck, Adviser
Dissertation: Molecular Determinants of Latency-Associated Nuclear Antigen Function in Gammaherpesvirus Pathogenesis

Abigail Louise Parsons
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Martine Watson Brownley, Adviser
Dissertation: Sapphic Scarletts, Dixie Dykes, and Tomboys: Representing Female-Bodied Queerness in Contemporary Southern Novels and Films

Mauro Pasqualini**
History
Walter Adamson, Adviser
Dissertation: The Adventures of the Unconscious: A Cultural History of Psychoanalysis in Italy, 1920-1940s

Handie Peng
Economics
Hugo Mialon, Adviser
Dissertation, Essays on the Economics of Risky Health Behaviors

Adam Douglas Ployd
Religion
Lewis Ayres and Anthony Briggman, Advisers
Dissertation: Trinity and Church in Augustine's Anti-Donatist Sermons (406-407)

Tiffany Denise Pogue
Educational Studies
Maisha Winn, Adviser
Dissertation: Reading Worlds Seen and Unseen: The Role of Literacy in Diasporic African Spiritual Traditions in the United States

Kristi Michelle Porter*
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Roy Sutliff, Adviser
Dissertation: The Role of Arachidonate 5-Lipoxygenase in HIV-Associated Pulmonary Hypertension

Jeremy David Posadas**
Religion
Teresa Fry Brown and Don Saliers, Advisers
Dissertation: The Body of Christ Worships in the Era of Biopower: Towards a Liturgical Somatics

Elaine Louise Pranski**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Ranjita S. Betarbet, Adviser
Dissertation: RING Finger Protein 11 (RNF11) Mediates NF-κB Signaling and Dopaminergic Neurodegeneration

Pamela Ilene Protzel Berman*
Health Services Research and Health Policy
Joseph Lipscomb, Adviser
Dissertation: Three Essays on Determinants of Policy Change at the Federal and State Levels

Mary Clark Puckett
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Haian Fu, Adviser
Dissertation: Protein-Protein Interactions Regulating ASK1 Function

Jacob Isaac Ricks
Political Science
Richard Doner, Adviser
Dissertation: The Politics of Participation: Irrigation Associations in Southeast Asia

Stefanie Leigh Ritter
Biological and Biomedical Sciences,
Randy Hall, Adviser
Dissertation: Regulation of Glutamate Transporter and Receptor Function by the NHERF Scaffolding Proteins

Erin Elizabeth Robbins
Psychology
Philippe Rochat, Adviser
Dissertation: Inequity Aversion and Fairness in Development

Matthew John Roberts II
Comparative Literature
Geoffrey Bennington, Adviser
Dissertation: The Tears of Dionysus: The Birth of Catastrophic Theater in British Drama

Amanda Elisabeth Rogers
Art History
Sidney Kasfir, Adviser
Dissertation: Politics, Gender, and the Art of Religious Authority in North Africa: Moroccan Women's Henna Practice

Eli Samuel Rosenberg**
Epidemiology
Patrick Sullivan, Adviser
Dissertation: Sexual Concurrency and Its Potential Contribution to HIV Transmission within Racial/Ethnic Groups among Men Who Have Sex with Men in the United States

Gilberto Alfonso Ruiz
Religion
Gail O'Day, Adviser
Dissertation: Temple Commerce and John 2:13-22

Jacob Martin Rump
Philosophy
David Carr, Adviser
Dissertation: The Phenomenological Dimension of the Theory of Meaning: A Critical Inquiry through Husserl and Wittgenstein

Emily Ryan**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Judith Fridovich-Keil, Adviser
Dissertation: Mediators of Outcome in a Drosophila Model and Patients with Classic Galactosemia

Aliza Blythe Ryerson
Epidemiology
Michael Goodman and Ann Mertens, Advisers
Dissertation: Determinants and Early Detection of Late Cardiotoxic Effects of Anthracyclines in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Deborah Salvo Domínguez
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Michael Pratt and Reynaldo Martorell, Advisers
Dissertation: Understanding the Environmental Correlates of Physical Activity for Adults (20 to 65 Years) in a Mexican City (Cuernavaca)

Rose Mary Santangelo**
Chemistry
Dennis Liotta, Adviser
Dissertation: Design, Synthesis, and Biological Evaluation of Subunit Selective N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Modulators

Kim Marie Schippits*
Nursing
Kenneth Hepburn and Gerri Lamb, Advisers
Dissertation: The Magnet Journey: Understanding the Role of Unit Culture in Evidence-Based Practice Adoption

Gehane Youssef Shehata*
French
Geoffrey Bennington and Philippe Bonnefis, Advisers
Dissertation: Proust et Flaubert: Des Fictions de Soi et des Mythes de L'Autre

Asha Shekaran
Biomedical Engineering
Andres Garcia, Adviser
Dissertation: Beta 1 Integrins in Bone Formation during Development and Engineered Integrin-Specific Hydrogels for Enhanced Bone Healing in Segmental Defects

Adrienne Rachel Smith*
Political Science
Michael Leo Owens and Beth Reingold, Advisers
Dissertation: The Election, Incorporation, and Policy Impact of Women in City Government

Laura Emiko Soltis**
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Regine Jackson, Adviser
Dissertation: ¡Presente! Music, Mobilization, and Global Engagement: The Case of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Stefanie Leigh Speanburg**
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Rosemarie Garland-Thomson and Elizabeth Wilson, Advisers
Dissertation: American, Woman, Borderline: The Material-Discursive Production of Borderline Personality

Christina Rae Steidl*
Sociology
Richard Rubinson and Regina Werum, Advisers
Dissertation: Intersectionality, Institutions, and Inequality: STEM Majors and Status Competition Processes in the U.S. Higher Education System

Sarah Braden Stein*
Comparative Literature
Deborah Elise White, Adviser
Dissertation: A Hebraic Modernity: Poetry, Prayer, and Translation in the Long Eighteenth Century

Eleanore Delaveleye Sternberg**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Jacobus de Roode, Adviser
Dissertation: Studies of Local Adaptation and Ecological Determinants of Infection in a Monarch Butterfly-Parasite Interaction

Jennifer Strafford Stevens*
Psychology
Stephan Hamann, Adviser
Dissertation: Sex Differences in the Neural Correlates of Emotional Responses and Episodic Memory Encoding for Positive and Negative Emotional Stimuli

Sumarga Havelin Suanda**
Psychology
Laura Namy, Adviser
Dissertation: The Role of Cross-Situational Word Learning in Children's Vocabulary Acquisition: Theory, Behavior, and Mechanisms

Malini Christine Suchak
Psychology
Frans B. M. de Waal, Adviser
Dissertation: Chimpanzees Cooperate in a Competitive World

Ken Sutha
Biomedical Engineering
Todd McDevitt, Adviser
Dissertation: Osteoinductive Material Derived from Differentiating Embryonic Stem Cells

Sharon Ann Swanger*
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Gary Bassell, Adviser
Dissertation: Bidirectional Control of Dendritic mRNA Translation, Glutamate Receptor Expression, and Synapse Structure by the CPEB-Associated Polyadenylation Machinery

Allison Cara Sylvetsky
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Miriam Vos and Kristina Rother, Advisers
Dissertation: Nonnutritive Sweeteners: Consumption Trends, Consumer Perceptions, and Metabolic Effects

Li Tang*
Biostatistics
Robert Lyles, Adviser
Dissertation: Analysis of Data with Complex Misclassification in Response or Predictor Variables by Incorporating Validation Subsampling

Nicole Lynn Tilford
Religion
Carol Newsom, Adviser
Dissertation: Taste and See: Perceptual Metaphors in Israelite and Early Jewish Sapiential Epistemology

Lynn C. Tinley*
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Cristine Levenduski, Adviser
Dissertation: Learning and Godliness Cultivated Together: Early Eighteenth-Century Samplers from Boston, Philadelphia, and the South Carolina Low Country

Dana Kirsten Tucker
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Andrew Kowalczyk, Adviser
Dissertation: Pemphigus Vulgaris: Pathomechanisms of a Desmosomal Disease and Protection by Plakophilin-1

Erin Marie Tunney*
Women's Studies
Pamela Scully, Adviser
Dissertation: Disrupting Patriarchy Challenging Gender Violence in Post- Apartheid South Africa and Post-Conflict Northern Ireland

Peter Michael Valdina
Religion
Laurie Patton, Adviser
Dissertation: Reading the Yoga Sutra in Colonial India

Anastasia Valecce
Spanish
Jose Quiroga, Adviser
Dissertation: Cine y (r)evolucion. El neorrealismo italiano en Cuba (1959-1969)

Katie Marie Vance*
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Stephen Traynelis, Adviser
Dissertation: Mechanisms of GluN2D Subunit-Specific Control of Synaptic Signaling

Ann Elisabeth Vandenberg**
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Sander Gilman, Adviser
Dissertation: What We Can Say about Cognition in Aging: Arguments for and against Cognitive Health Promotion

Umberto Emanuele Villa**
Mathematics and Computer Science
Alessandro Veneziani, Adviser
Dissertation: Scalable Efficient Methods for Incompressible Fluid-Dynamics in Engineering Problems

Robert William Vork
Comparative Literature
Cathy Caruth and Shoshana Felman, Advisers
Dissertation: Opening Acts: The Performance of Trauma in the Work of Shakespeare, Artaud, Brecht, and Cervantes

Renee Walker*
Graduate Division of Religion, Ethics, and Society
Elizabeth Bounds, Adviser
Dissertation: Embodied Sensibilities- Moral Formation for Multidimensionality of Adolescents and Teenagers

Kristin Marie Wall**
Epidemiology
Susan Allen and Patrick Sullivan, Adviser
Dissertation: Promotion and Integration of Couples'; HIV Voluntary Counseling and Testing (CVCT) with Other Health Services for HIV Prevention

Kira Marie Walsh
Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts
Sander Gilman, Adviser
Dissertation: From Mars to Oprah: Cryptomnesia as Hidden Memory and Unconscious Plagiarism

Hengbin Wang**
Chemistry
Huw M. L. Davies, Adviser
Dissertation: Synthesis of Cyclopropanes and Dihydrofurans by Metal Carbenoid Reactions

Ming Wang
Biostatistics
Lance Waller, Adviser
Dissertation: Spatial and Spatial-Temporal Point Process Analysis

Xiaokun Wang
Biomedical Engineering
Haifeng Chen, Adviser
Dissertation: Fabrication of Electrospun Fibrous Meshes and 3D Porous Titanium Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering

Theodore Everett Alexander Waters
Psychology
Robyn Fivush, Adviser
Dissertation: Functions of Autobiographical Memory in Single and Recurring Events: Relations to Well-Being

Adria Nikhole Welcher
Sociology
Amanda Lewis, Adviser
Dissertation: Chasing the Dream: How Black Middle Class Parents Make Educational Decisions for Their Children

Holly Colette Williams**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Kathy Griendling, Adviser
Dissertation: Coronin 1B Regulates Platelet–Derived Growth Factor-Induced Migration and Reactive Oxygen Species Production

Vincent DeWayne Willis
Educational Studies
Vanessa Siddle Walker, Adviser
Dissertation: Rhetoric, Realism, and Response: Brown, White Opposition, and Black Youth Activism, 1954-1972

Ryan Thomas Woods
Religion
Lewis Ayres and Anthony Briggman, Advisers
Dissertation: Providence and Paideia in Early Christian Alexandria

Wenqiong Xue
Biostatistics
F. DuBois Bowman, Adviser
Dissertation: Statistical Methods for Multi- Modal Neuroimaging Data: Techniques for the Combined Analysis of Brain Function and Structure

Jingping Yang**
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Victor Corces, Adviser
Dissertation: The Role of Insulators and Transcription Factors in Genome Organization and Function in Drosophila

Xiaodi Yao*
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Gary Bassell, Adviser
Dissertation: Regulation of A-Type Potassium Channel Kv4.2 Expression by FMRP and miR-324-5p

Donald Robert Young
Business
Kathryn Kadous, Adviser
Dissertation: Anticipating Human Behavior: How Social Norms and Social Ties Influence Compliance with Financial Reporting Standards

Bing Yu
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Vincent Yang, Adviser
Dissertation: Regulation of MDC1 during Mitotic DNA Damage


* Graduated August 2012
** Graduated December 2012

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