Phillip L. Anderas

Program: Religious Studies

Advisor: Dr. Mickey Mattox

Defense Date: October 15, 2015

Defense Time: 8:30 a.m.

Defense Location: Raynor Conference Center Beaumier Suite A

Dissertation Title: "RENOVATIO:  Martin Luther's Augustinian Theology of Holiness (1515-16 and 1535-46)


Mehrdad Niknam

Program: Civil Engineering

Advisor: Dr. Saeed Karshenas

Defense Date: October 16, 2015

Defense Time: 12:30 p.m.

Defense Location: Engineering Hall, 154

Dissertation Title: "A Semantics-Based Approach to Construction Cost Estimating"


Andy Alexis-Baker

Program: Theology

Advisor: Dr. D. Stephen Long

Defense Date: October 23, 2015

Defense Time: 3:00 p.m.

Defense Location: Raynor Library, Beaumier Suite C

Dissertation Title: "The Word Became Flesh: On Jesus' Particularity and Nonhuman Animals"


Reivian Berrios Barillas

Program: Clinical Translational Rehab & Health Sciences

Advisor: Dr. Allison Hyngstrom

Defense Date: October 29, 2015

Defense Time: 9:00 a.m.

Defense Location: Raynor Conference Center Beaumier Suite A

Dissertation Title: "Reflex Gain Effects on Force Regulation and Its Clinical Implications Post Stroke"


Benyamin Davaji

Program: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor: Dr. Chung Hoon Lee

Defense Date: November 3, 2015

Defense Time: 2:00 p.m.

Defense Location: Engineering Hall, 154

Dissertation Title: "Thermal Microfluidic Devices: Design, Fabrication and Applications"


Matthew J. Flister

Program: Chemistry

Advisor: Dr. Qadir K. Timerghazin

Defense Date: November 4, 2015

Defense Time: 10:00 a.m.

Defense Location: Todd Wehr Chemistry, 306

Dissertation Title:  "S-Nitrosothiols: Electronic Structure and Substituent Effects"


Matthew P. Zdon

Program: Philosophy

Advisor: Dr. Michael J. Wreen

Defense Date: November 6, 2015

Defense Time: 12:00 p.m.

Defense Location: Marquette Hall, 102

Dissertation Title: "The Conceptual Priority of the Perfect"


Bridget E. Kapler

Program: English

Advisor: Dr. Albert Rivero

Defense Date: November 10, 2015

Defense Time: 4:00 p.m.

Defense Location: Marquette Hall, 105

Dissertation Title: "Gendering Scientific Discourse from 1790-1830: Erasmus Darwin, Thomas Beddoes, Maria Edgeworth, and Jane Marcet"





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