Upcoming Ph.D. Dissertation Defense Announcements

One of the last steps to obtaining your doctoral degree is to defend your dissertation. Once you have finalized your dissertation, you must schedule and announce your defense.

Schedule Your Defense

First, arrange a mutually agreeable time with your committee. Set up the oral exam at least 30 days prior to when you wish to defend. Provide all members of your committee with a complete copy of your dissertation at least 30 days before the defense so they will have sufficient time to read and criticize your work.

Learn more about deadlines »


Announce Your Defense

Once the date of your defense has been established, you should complete the Ph.D. Defense Announcement Submission through OneStart. The announcement e-doc must reach the University Graduate School at least 30 days before the date of your defense. The University Graduate School begins counting the 30 days from the date your e-doc is received by our office. We recommend that you submit the e-doc at least 40 days before your defense date to allow time for the e-doc to route for approval through your academic department.

Submit your announcement through OneStart »

Once announced, the time and place cannot be changed without the approval of the dean of the University Graduate School.

Ordinarily, the defense is conducted here at Indiana University, but under extraordinary circumstances other arrangements can sometimes be made. Prior approval must be obtained from your committee and the University Graduate School.

After submitting your Ph.D. Defense Announcement Submission e-doc, track your document to ensure timely approval. Click on the “Student Reference” link in the “Ph.D. Defense Announcement" section and scroll to the section pertaining to tracking your e-doc.

Learn how to track your announcement »

At Your Defense

Have your committee sign the acceptance and abstract pages of your dissertation at the defense.

Learn more about formatting requirements »

Upcoming Announcments

This list of scheduled Ph.D. dissertation defenses is distributed so that faculty may attend or see the full announcement. If you are a faculty member and wish to see the full announcement, please call the University Graduate School Office at (812) 855-8853. If you wish to attend, please contact the committee chair in advance as a courtesy.


KELLEY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, GRADUATE DIVISION

Thursday, July 16, 2015, 3:00 pm
Business
Yuan, Lingyao
INTERACTING LIKE HUMANS? UNDERSTANDING THE EFFECT AND PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESSES OF ANTHROPOMORPHISM ON CONSUMER’S WILLINGNESS TO PAY IN ONLINE AUCTIONS
HH-742
Chair: Prof. Alan Dennis, (855-3355)

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, GRADUATE DIVISION

Thursday, July 02, 2015, 4:00 pm
Psychology
Kent, Jerillyn S.
Neural, Cognitive, and Clinical Correlates of Cerebellar-Dependent Associative Learning in Individuals with Schizophrenia
Psychology, Room 130
Chair: Prof. William Hetrick, (855-2620)

Friday, July 03, 2015, 10:00 am
French
Farmer, Kelly L.
Sociopragmatic Variation in Yes/No and WH- Interrogatives in Hexagonal French: A Real-Time Study of French Films from 1930 to 2009
Indiana Memorial Union, Sassafras Room
Chair: Prof. Julie Auger, (855-7598)

Tuesday, July 07, 2015, 9:30 am
Microbiology
Huang, Zhijing
Alphavirus-arthropod host interactions: pathways, effectors, and connections
Simon Hall, Room 001
Chair: Prof. Richard Hardy, (856-0652)

Friday, July 10, 2015, 1:00 pm
Astronomy
Pace, Cameron J.
Star Formation and Feedback From Radio Galaxies: Insights From Large Multiwavelength Surveys
Swain Hall West, Room 319
Chair: Prof. John Salzer, (855-6175)

Friday, July 10, 2015, 1:30 pm
English
Rogers, Cynthia A.
“Make thereof a game”: The Interplay of Texts in the Findern Manuscript (CUL Ff.1.6) and its Late-Medieval Contexts
Ballantine Hall, Parker Library (BH 442E)
Chair: Prof. Shannon Gayk, (855-8224)

Monday, July 13, 2015, 11:00 am
Communication & Culture
Carney, Joshua L.
A dizi-ying past: Magnificent Century and the motivated uses of history in contemporary Turkey
Classroom Office Building 272
Chair: Prof. Jonathan Simons, (856-0896)

Monday, July 13, 2015, 1:00 pm
Criminal Justice
Jones, Roderick W.
Toward a General Theory of Street Level Crime Rates: A Multilevel Elaboration of Routine Activities Theory
Sycamore Hall, Room 312
Chair: Prof. Kip Schlegel & Prof. William Pridemore, (855-9325 & 404-413-1017)

Thursday, July 16, 2015, 1:00 pm
Criminal Justice
Tillotson, Stephen E.
The Jail in the Community: Incarceration, Visitation, and Daily Life
Sycamore Hall 312
Chair: Prof. Kip Schlegel, (855-0889)

Monday, July 20, 2015, 1:00 pm
Psychology
Byrge, Lisa
Individual variation in brain and behavior in typical and atypical development: antecedents, consequences, and pathways
Psychology Building, Room 128
Chair: Prof. Linda Smith, (855-6052)

Monday, July 20, 2015, 1:30 pm
Physics
Chao, Hung-Chun
Emittance evolution in crossing Walkinshaw resonance and envelope dynamics simulation
CEEM, South Lounge
Chair: Prof. S.Y. Lee, (855-2899)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 1:00 pm
American Studies
Ellapen, Jordache A.
From Black to Brown: Race, Diaspora, and post-apartheid South Africa
Ballantine Hall, Room 522
Chair: Prof, Marlon Bailey, (855-8255)

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 2:00 pm
Fine Arts - Art History
Pauwels, Erin K.
Sarony\'s Living Pictures: Photography, Performance, and American Art, 1865-1900
Fine Arts, Room 002
Chair: Prof. Sarah Burns, (855-9556)

Thursday, July 23, 2015, 3:00 pm
Physics
Hwang, Kyung Ryun
Nonlinear Dynamics of Compact Storage Ring
CEEM, North Large Conference Room
Chair: Prof. Shyh-Yuan Lee, (855-2899)

Monday, July 27, 2015, 10:00 am
Mathematics
Yang, Ping
Dynamic Transition of Rayleigh-B ́enard convection
Rawles Hall, Room 104
Chair: Prof. Shouhong Wang , (855-8350)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 2:00 pm
Philosophy
Woodward, Philip
The Emergence of Mental Content: An Essay in the Metaphysics of Mind
Sycamore Hall, Room 120
Chair: Prof. Timothy O\'Connor, (855-6817)

Thursday, July 30, 2015, 2:00 pm
Speech & Hearing Science
Vargas, Susanna M.
Narrative production in school-age dual language learners: a comparison of two tasks
Speech & Hearing Sciences, Room C108, 200 S. Jordan Avenue
Chair: Prof. Raquel Anderson, (855-4161)

Friday, July 31, 2015, 1:30 pm
Communication & Culture
Gilbert, Christopher J.
An Art of War: National Character and the Burden of Caricature
Classroom Office Building 272
Chair: Prof. John Louis Lucaites, (855-5411)

Monday, August 03, 2015, 1:00 pm
Communication & Culture
Gordon, Jeremy G.
A Labyrinth of Warriors, Gods, and Monsters: Towards a Mythopoeic Vision of Combat Trauma
Classroom Office Building, Brigance Library, Room 272
Chair: Prof. John Lucaites, (855-1646)

Wednesday, August 05, 2015, 10:00 am
Biochemistry
Gebhart, Natasha N.
The Identification and Characterization of RNA-Binding Proteins Involved in Alphavirus Replication
Simon Hall 001
Chair: Prof. Richard Hardy, (856-0652)

Thursday, August 06, 2015, 10:00 am
Mathematics
Bhattacharya, Prasit
Higher Associativity of Moore spectra
Rawles Hall, Room 368
Chair: Prof. Michael Mandell, (855-8524)

Friday, August 07, 2015, 1:00 pm
Physics
Miller, Emily B.
Exploring a Network\'s Topological Parameter Space in Search of Critical Dynamics
Swain West, Room 238
Chair: Prof. John Beggs, (855-7359)

Monday, August 17, 2015, 1:00 pm
Folklore & Ethnomusicology
Buterbaugh, Chad E.
Vernacular Entrepreneurship as a Model for Oral Tradition
501 N. Park Ave., Room 100
Chair: Prof. John McDowell, (855-0390)

Wednesday, September 02, 2015, 2:00 pm
Biochemistry
Kumka, Joseph E.
Global transcriptional control of photosynthetic and aerobic events in Rhodobacter capsulatus
Simon Hall, Room 101
Chair: Prof. Carl Bauer, (855-6595)

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION, GRADUATE DIVISION

Monday, July 13, 2015, 10:00 am
Instructional Systems Technology
Song, Donggil
Scaffolding Student-generated Questioning for Improving Reading Comprehension
School of Education, Room 2261
Chair: Prof. Krista Glazewski, (856-8457)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 1:00 pm
Learning & Developmental Sciences
Hartley, Kylie A.
CREATIVITY IN CONTEXT: A CULTURAL COMPARISON OF CREATIVITY IN THE ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM
W. W. Wright School of Education, Room 4204
Chair: Prof. Joyce Alexander & Prof. Jonathan Plucker, (979-862-6649 & 860-486-4401)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 2:00 pm
Higher Education
Jaffee, Deborah L.
The Reward Preferences of Mid-Level Student Affairs Professionals and the Influence on Job Performance Perceived by These Individuals
W.W. Wright School of Education Building, Room 4112
Chair: Prof. Thomas Nelson Laird, (856-8366)

Tuesday, August 04, 2015, 1:30 pm
Curriculum & Instruction
Hagan, Heather N.
Pre-Service Teachers\' Use of Children\'s Literature in Social Studies Instruction
W.W. Wright Education Building, Room 3134
Chair: Prof. Keith Barton, (856-8058)

Friday, August 21, 2015, 10:00 am
Instructional Systems Technology
Wisneski, John E.
VARIANCE IN POST-REQUISITE STUDENT ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE BASED ON PREREQUISITE COURSE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
W. W. Wright School of Education, Room 2102
Chair: Prof. Barbara A. Bichelmeyer, (856-7101)

SCHOOL OF INFORMATICS AND COMPUTING, GRADUATE DIVISION

Friday, July 24, 2015, 1:00 pm
Informatics
Nemer, David
Rethinking Digital Inequalities: The Experience of the Marginalized in Community Technology Centers
Informatics West, Room 232
Chair: Prof. Eden Medina, (856-1871)

SCHOOL OF OPTOMETRY, GRADUATE DIVISION

Wednesday, July 08, 2015, 1:00 pm
Vision Science
McSween, Verleen K.
Characterization of functional and biochemical mechanisms that promote retinal ganglion cell injury
Atwater Eye Care Center, Vistakon Room
Chair: Prof. Joseph Bonanno, (855-4440)

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS, GRADUATE DIVISION

Friday, July 31, 2015, 9:00 am
Environmental Science
Herbert, Ellen R.
The effects of global change on the fate of soil organic matter in tidal freshwater wetlands
MSB II Gill Conference Room (1st Floor)
Chair: Prof. Christopher Craft, (856-1837)

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

Thursday, July 09, 2015, 11:00 am
Health Behavior
Navale, Shalini M.
Understanding Care During Pregnancy: An Exploratory Study of Reproductive Health Among Rural Women in Southern India
School of Public Health, Room 125
Chair: Prof. Beth Meyerson, (317-691-7515)

Friday, July 10, 2015, 9:00 am
Human Performance
Kim, Dae Yeon
EXAMINING THE FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROCESS OF FAN DEVELOPMENT: AN INVESTIGATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP AMONG SPORT FAN MOTIVATION, CONSUMPTION BEHAVIOR, AND INVOLVEMENT
School of Public Health, Room 125
Chair: Prof. Antonio Williams, (855-3061)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 8:00 am
Human Performance
Pantaleoni, Alexandria
DEVELOPING AN UNDERSTANDING OF FAN FOLLOWINGS ON FACEBOOK: AN EXAMINATION OF SOCIAL IDENTITY THEORY
School of Public Health, Room 125
Chair: Prof. Galen Clavio, (855-3367)

Friday, July 24, 2015, 9:00 am
Human Performance
Vooris, Ryan P.
Developing a Motivation Scale for Sport Twitter Utilization
School of Public Health, Room 125
Chair: Prof. Galen Clavio, (855-3367)

Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 10:00 am
Leisure Behavior
Ostermeyer, Matthew D.
Exploring Evidence of Cultural Competence in Public Parks and Recreation: A Case Study Approach
School of Public Health, Room 125
Chair: Prof. Lynn Jamieson, (855-8676)

Tuesday, August 04, 2015, 11:00 am
Health Behavior
Baldwin, Aleta M.
SEXUAL HEALTHCARE UTILIZATION AND CLINICIAN-PATIENT INTERACTIONS AMONG SEXUALITY MINORITY WOMEN AND TRANS* INDIVIDUALS
School of Public Health, Room 125
Chair: Prof. Brian Dodge, (856-0792)