• 23 • Doctoral Degrees Doctoral Degrees Candidates will be presented by Interim Dean of The Graduate School, Rebecca Aanerud Following is a list of individuals granted doctoral degrees in Summer 2017. Supervisory Committee chairpersons are denoted in parentheses DOCTOR OF AUDIOLOGY Cory A Scott. (Prof. Julie A. Bierer) DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Norah Abokhodair, Information Science. Dissertation: Transnational Saudi Arabian Youth and Facebook: Enacting Privacy and Identity. (Prof. David Hendry) Erin Marie Adam, Political Science. Dissertation: Queer Alliances: Paradoxes and Power in the Formation of Rights-Based Movement Coalitions. (Profs. George I. Lovell & Michael W. McCann) Nava Aghdasi, Electrical Engineering. Dissertation: Computer-Aided Pre-Operative Planning System for Skull Base Surgery. (Prof. Blake Hannaford) Jordan M Anderson, Chemistry. Dissertation: Caps-Turns-Loops: Designing Better ß-Hairpins. (Prof. Niels Andersen) Chad R Babcock, Environmental And Forest Sciences. Dissertation: Estimating Aboveground Biomass in Interior Alaska: Statistical Methods for Coupling Remotely Sensed Data With Field Observations to Improve Precision. (Prof. Hans Andersen) Marissa Gayl Baker, Env Hlth: Envir & Occupational Hygiene. Dissertation: Investigation of Biomarkers Related to Manganese Exposure in Metalworkers. (Profs. Noah S. Seixas & Christopher David Sim) Catherine M Baker, Computer Science & Engineering. Dissertation: Understanding and Improving Blind Students’ Access to Visual Information in Computer Science Education. (Prof. Richard E. Ladner) Gabrielle R Barsh, Molecular & Cellular Biology. Dissertation: Spatial and Temporal Mechanisms of Vagus Motor Neuron Topographic Map Development. (Prof. Cecilia B. Moens) Pao Baylon, Atmospheric Sciences. Dissertation: Impact of Stratospheric Intrusions, Regional Wildfires, and Long-Range Transport Events on Air Quality in the Western United States. (Prof. Daniel A. Jaffe) Kara Bensley, Health Services. Dissertation: Racial/Ethnic and Rural Differences in Alcohol Use, Care, and Related Outcomes Among VA Patients Living With HIV. (Prof. Emily Caterina Williams) Giovanna Benson, Social Welfare. Dissertation: Refugee-Driven and Policy-Driven Resettlement: Examining Resettlement Geographies and Service Provision of Refugee Community Organizations. (Prof. Marcia Meyers) Blake M Bluestein, Bioengineering. Dissertation: Mass Spectral Imaging for Chemical Analysis of Cancerous Tissues Using Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry. (Profs. David G. Castner & Lara J. Gamble) Gerandy Brito, Mathematics. Dissertation: Spectral Analysis in Bipartite Biregular Graphs and Community Detection. (Profs. Ioana Dumitriu & Christopher Hoffman) Marta Britt Mikkelsen Burnet, Education: Educ Leadershp & Policy St. Dissertation: Signed, Sealed, Delivered: District-Level Adoption of the Washington State Seal of Biliteracy. (Prof. Thomas J. Halverson) Christopher Cambron, Social Welfare. Dissertation: An Examination of Neighborhood Contexts and Substance Use Across the Life Course. (Prof. Richard F. Catalano) Eric O Campos, Biology. Dissertation: Plant- Pollinator Interactions in an Ecological and Evolutionary Context: The Promising Role of 3D-Printing Technology and Mathematical Modeling. (Profs. Thomas L. Daniel & Harvey D. Bradshaw) Julia Marie Cantrick Zigarelli, Education: School Psychology. Dissertation: The Role of Motivation in Changing Teacher Beliefs: An Investigation of a Strengths Based Intervention. (Prof. Janine Jones) Molly M Cevasco, Education: School Psychology. Dissertation: Examining the Social Emotional Impact of a Brief Mindfulness Program for Students in Special Education. (Prof. Janine Jones) Sani Chartudomdej, English. Dissertation: Antiheroes in the “Battle of the Sexes”: The Anti-Heroic Mode and a Shift in the Meaning of Hegemonic Masculinity in World War I Fiction. (Prof. Sydney J. Kaplan) Gourab Chatterjee, Bioengineering. Dissertation: Fast and Modular Biomolecular Circuits Using Spatial Organization. (Prof. Georg Seelig) Ruying Chen, Bioengineering. Dissertation: Development of Biomaterial Porous Scaffolds for Dendritic Cell Modulation and Local mRNA Delivery. (Prof. James D. Bryers) Yuanlong Chen, Mathematics. Dissertation: Strichartz Estimates for the Wave Equation on Riemannian Manifolds of Bounded Curvature. (Prof. Hart F. Smith) Raymond Ys Cheng, Computer Science & Engineering. Dissertation: Practical Improvements to User Privacy in Cloud Applications. (Profs. Thomas E. Anderson & Arvind Krishnamur) Chieh Cheng, Nursing. Dissertation: The Process of Symptoms and Coping Strategies Experienced in the Prodromal Schizophrenia: A Grounded Theory. (Prof. Karen G. Schepp) Sarah Marshall Clayton, Asian Languages & Literature. Dissertation: Discursive Provocateurs: Countering Alienation Through Fiction. (Prof. Davinder L. Bhowmik) Jacqueline Corbitt, Physics. Dissertation: T6SS in Pseudomonas Aeruginosa: A Novel Model for Toxin Delivery. (Prof. Paul A. Wiggins) Jonathan M Craig, Physics. Dissertation: Mspa Nanopore for High-Resolution Single- Molecule Enzyme Dynamics. (Prof. Jens Gundlach) Daniel T Cunningham-Bryant, Chemistry. Dissertation: Small-Molecule Gated Artificial Regulatory Domains: A Novel Tool for Dissecting Signaling Pathways. (Prof. Dustin James Maly) Vladimir V Dashkeev, Economics. Dissertation: Essays on Heterogeneity in Fiscal Unions. (Prof. Stephen J. Turnovsky) Kimberly L Davidson, Chemistry. Dissertation: Investigation of the Fundamentals of Electrospray Ionization and the Separation of Small Molecules Using Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry. (Prof. Matthew Francis Bush) Julia G Day, Ethnomusicology. Dissertation: “’Cause This Is Africa”: Contesting Visual, Sonic, and Performed Representations of Africa in Paris, Montreal, and the 2010 South African World Cup. (Prof. Christina Sunardi) Jennifer C Dehart, Atmospheric Sciences. Dissertation: Orographic Modification of Precipitation Processes in a Tropical Cyclone Making Landfall Over a Continental Mountain Range. (Prof. Robert A. Houze) Martha A Delaney, Pathology. Dissertation: Interactions Between Inflammasomes and the Stealth Pathogen, Coxiella Burnetii. (Prof. Charles W. Frevert) Sepideh Dibay Moghadam, Nutritional Sciences. Dissertation: Stress, Obesogenic Behaviors, Measures of Obesity Risk Among Hispanic and Non-Hispanic White Women. (Prof. Shirley A. Beresford) Katie Ann Dobkowski, Biology. Dissertation: Biotic and Abiotic Influences on Bull Kelp (Nereocystis Luetkeana) Abundance and Distribution in the Salish Sea. (Prof. Jennifer Ruesink) Michael Dodd, Aeronautics & Astronautics. Dissertation: Direct Numerical Simulation of Droplet-Laden Isotropic Turbulence. (Prof. Antonino Ferrante) Danae Ginean Dotolo, Social Welfare. Dissertation: “It’s Always in the Back of Your Mind”: LGBTQ Partners’ Experiences of Discrimination in Health Care for Serious Illnesses. (Prof. Taryn Lindhorst) Chang Dou, Environmental And Forest Sciences. Dissertation: Biochemical and Thermochemical Conversions of Short Rotation Coppice Poplar for Carbohydrate and Fuel Production in Lignocellulosic Biorefineries. (Prof. Renata Bura) Reza Eghbali, Electrical Engineering. Dissertation: Online Algorithm Design Via Smoothing With Application to Online Experiment Selection. (Prof. Maryam Fazel Sarjoui) Emily F Eidam, Oceanography. Dissertation: Processes and Records of Coastal Sediment Dispersal in Contrasting Deltaic Systems. (Profs. Andrea S. Ogston & Charles Nittrouer) Benjamin Ely, Health Services. Dissertation: Antibiotics and Acute Respiratory Tract Infections: An Evaluation of the CDC’s Get Smart About Antibiotics Campaign. (Prof. Anirban Basu) Jeremy J K Erickson, Education: Special Education. Dissertation: Training Paraprofessional Staff to Facilitate Social Interactions Within a Job-Embedded Training Model. (Prof. Carol Davis) Jordan C Eschler, Information Science. Dissertation: Designing for the Dynamic Needs of Young Adult Cancer Survivors. (Prof. Wanda Pratt) Heather N Ewing, Chemistry. Dissertation: TBD: Phospholipase A2 Research: Protein Capture, Enzymatic Assay, and Receptor Binding. (Prof. Michael H. Gelb) Philip E Fawcett, Information Science. Dissertation: The Information Lives of Immigrant and Refugee Youth Acting as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Wayfarers. (Prof. Karen E. Fisher) Zaiyao Fei, Physics. Dissertation: Magneto- Transport and Photoresponse of 2D Semimetals. (Prof. David Cobden) Myles P Fenske, Biology. Dissertation: Circadian Clock Regulation of Chemical Communication Between Plants and Pollinators: A Case Study of Petunia Flowers and Manduca Hawkmoths. (Prof. Takato Imaizumi) Aliza K Fones, Education: Curriculum & Instruction. Dissertation: High School English Language Learner (ELL) Teachers: Departments, Roles, and Agency. (Prof. Dafney Blanca Dabach) Miles Winston Gander, Electrical Engineering. Dissertation: Rational Design and Implementation of Synthetic Genetic Digital Logic Circuits in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. (Prof. Eric Klavins) Kapil Dev Gangwar, Mechanical Engineering. Dissertation: Metallurgical and Mechanical Characterization of High Temperature Titanium Alloys Joined by Friction Stir Welding. (Prof. Ramulu Mamidala) Carolyn E Garrison-Laney, Earth And Space Sciences. Dissertation: Tsunamis and Sea Levels of the Past Millennium in Puget Sound, Washington. (Profs. Brian F. Atwater & Elizabeth A. Nesbit) Benjamin Andrew Glassy, Chemistry. Dissertation: The Role of Precursor Conversion in the Nucleation and Growth of Zinc Pnictide Based Semiconductor Quantum Dots. (Prof. Brandi Michelle Cossairt) Matthew M Gorey, Classics. Dissertation: Atomism in the Aeneid: Physics, Politics, and Cosmological Disorder. (Prof. Stephen E. Hinds) Brent M Graner, Physics. Dissertation: Reduced Limit on the Permanent Electric Dipole Moment of 199 Hg. (Profs. Blayne Heckel & Boris B. Blinov) Michael W Greenfield, Civil Engineering. Dissertation: Effects of Long-Duration Ground Motions on Liquefaction Hazards. (Prof. Steven Kramer) Alexandra E Grier, Immunology. Dissertation: Genome Engineering to Expand Applications of Human T-Cell Immunotherapy. (Prof. Andrew M. Scharenberg) Julieta Y Gruszko, Physics. Dissertation: Surface Alpha Interactions in P-Type Point-Contact HPGe Detectors: Maximizing Sensitivity of 76Ge Neutrinoless Double-Beta Decay Searches. (Prof. Jason Detwiler) Hugh K Haddox, Molecular & Cellular Biology. Dissertation: Quantifying How the Mutational Tolerance of HIV’s Envelope Protein Shapes Its Evolution. (Prof. Jesse D. Bloom) Meghan A Halabisky, Environmental And Forest Sciences. Dissertation: Reconstructing the Past and Modeling the Future of Wetland Dynamics Under Climate Change. (Prof. Ludmila M. Moskal) William Robert Hardin, Biology. Dissertation: Characterization of Cytokinesis and Ventrolateral Flange Dynamics in Giardia Lamblia. (Prof. Alexander R. Paredez) Ellen C Hayes, Chemistry. Dissertation: Electronic and Geometric Structure of Biological Spin Centers Investigated With EPR Spectroscopy. (Prof. Stefan Stoll) Ji He, Electrical Engineering. Dissertation: Deep Reinforcement Learning in Natural Language Scenarios. (Prof. Mari Ostendorf)