• 23 • Doctoral Degrees Doctoral Degrees Candidates will be presented by Vice Provost and Dean, The Graduate School, David L. Eaton. Following is a list of individuals granted doctoral degrees in Summer 2016. Supervisory Committee chairpersons are denoted in parentheses DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS Matthew Anderson, Brass. Dissertation: Modern Horn Playing in Beethoven: An Exploration of Period Appropriate Techniques for the Orchestral Music of Beethoven for the Modern Horn Player. (Prof. Timothy O. Salzman) DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE Wendy L. Baker. (Prof. Patricia Betrus) Nikki Lynn Behner. (Prof. Patricia Betrus) Hilary Jauregui, Community Health. (Prof. Noel Chrisman) DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Olivia Albiero, Germanics. Dissertation: Moments of Rupture: Narratological Readings of Contemporary German Literature. (Prof. Brigitte Prutti) Yusra Alsayyad, Astronomy. Dissertation: The High-Redshift Quasar Luminosity Function from Multi-Epoch Imaging Surveys. (Prof. Andrew J. Connolly) Lauren M. Anderson, Astronomy. Dissertation: The Little Galaxies That Could Reionize the Universe. (Prof. Thomas R. Quinn) Giada N. Arney, Astronomy And Astrobiology. Dissertation: Pulling Back the Veil: The Characterization and Habitability of Enshrouded Worlds. (Prof. Victoria S. Meadows) Seyed Shwan Ashrafi, Electrical Engineering. Dissertation: Random Access Over Multi- Packet Reception Channels: A Mean-Field Approach. (Prof. Sumit Roy) Mahdi Ashrafi, Mechanical Engineering. Dissertation: Resistive Embedded Heating for Homogeneous Curing of Composite Damage Repair. (Profs. Mark E. Tuttle & Santosh Devasia) Yernat M. Assylbekov, Mathematics. Dissertation: Some Inverse Problems in Analysis and Geometry. (Prof. Gunther A. Uhlmann) Wan Tai Au Yeung, Mechanical Engineering. Dissertation: Prediction of Sudden Cardiac Arrest for Patients With Congestive Heart Failure. (Profs. Per G. Reinhall & Steven L. Brunton) Laura Stoffer Austin, Pathobiology. Dissertation: Hepatocyte Determinants of Susceptibility to Pre-Erythrocytic Plasmodium Infection. (Prof. Stefan H. I. Kappe) Sarah Beth L. Barnett, Health Services. Dissertation: Economic Evaluations of State Policies. (Prof. Norma B. Coe) Eloho Ese Basikoro, Geography. Dissertation: Pathologies of Patriarchy: Death, Suffering, Care and Coping in the Gendered Gaps of HIV/AIDS Interventions in Nigeria. (Prof. Matthew Sparke) Griffith Bell, Epidemiology. Dissertation: Air Pollution and High Density Lipoprotein Structure and Function. (Prof. Joel D. Kaufman) Grace I. Blum, Education: Curriculum & Instruction. Dissertation: Preparing Teachers for Linguistic Diversity: Investigating a University’s Multiple Pathways to Teacher Education. (Prof. Charles A. Peck) Mark D. Borysiak, Chemical Engineering. Dissertation: Point-of-Care Nucleic Acid Diagnostics Using Isotachophoresis and Isothermal Amplification. (Prof. Jonathan D. Posner) Laura M. Brady, Psychology. Dissertation: Investigating Social Mobility: Cultural Frames and Cultural Frame Switching in First- Generation College Students. (Prof. Yuichi Shoda) Mary B. Canty, Education: Curriculum & Instruction. Dissertation: “It’s Equal But It’s Not Fair”: The Experiences of Teacher Candidates of Color in a Teacher Preparation Program at a Predominantly White Institution. (Prof. Kenneth Zeichner) Gerard M. Carroll, Chemistry. Dissertation: The Redox Potentials of N-Type Colloidal Semiconductor Nanocrystals. (Prof. Daniel R. Gamelin) Jessica A. Chen, Clinical Psychology. Dissertation: The Effects of Systematic Self- Monitoring, Feedback, and Collaborative Assessment on Stress Reduction. (Prof. Ronald E. Smith) Shizhe Chen, Pub Hlth: Biostatistics. Dissertation: Flexible Modeling and Estimation of High-Dimensional Graphs. (Profs. Ali Shojaie & Daniela Witten) Lydia B. Chilton, Computer Science & Engineering. Dissertation: Adaptive Crowd Algorithms for Open-Ended Problems. (Profs. Daniel Sabey Weld & James Anthony Land) Yumi Choi, Astronomy. Dissertation: Resolved Stars’ Insights into Galaxy Physics. (Prof. Julianne Dalcanton) Erica Q. Chong, Chemistry. Dissertation: Positive Encounters: An Investigative Study on the Effects of Interactions Between Cations and Quantum Dots. (Prof. Xiaosong Li) Yiting Chu, Education: Curriculum & Instruction. Dissertation: Standardizing Minzu: A Content Analysis of the Depiction of Shaoshu Minzu in Three Chinese Elementary Curriculum Standards and Textbooks. (Prof. James A. Banks) Hung-Yu Chuang, Law. Dissertation: Standard Essential Patent in Telecommunication Technology Standard: United States and China Comparison. (Prof. Jane K. Winn) Rachel A. Clarke, Information Science. Dissertation: It’s Not Rocket Library Science: Design Epistemology and American Librarianship. (Prof. Allyson Carlyle) Anna S. Cohen, Anthropology. Dissertation: Creating an Empire: Local Political Change at Angamuco, Michoacan, Mexico. (Prof. Peter V. Lape) Amy Lee Compton, Education: School Psychology. Dissertation: Examining the Longitudinal Stability of a Dual-Factor Model of Mental Health in Early Elementary School Students. (Prof. Clayton Cook) Jacob D. Cooper, Biology. Dissertation: Evolutionary Dynamics Under Various Modes of Reproduction. (Profs. Benjamin B. Kerr & Carl T. Bergstrom) Florence D. D’Orazi, Neuroscience. Dissertation: Development and Regeneration of Neuronal Circuits in the Vertebrate Retina. (Prof. Rachel O. Wong) William L. Dambruoso, Political Science. Dissertation: The Persistence of Torture: Explaining Coercive Interrogation in America’s Small Wars. (Prof. Elizabeth L. Kier) Susannah C. Davis, Education: Curriculum & Instruction. Dissertation: “It’s the People That Drive It”: Motivating and Supporting Collaborative Data Use Practices in Three Teacher Education Programs. (Prof. Charles A. Peck) Monica De La Torre, Feminist Studies. Dissertation: Feminista Frequencies: Tuning in to Chicana Radio Activism in the Pacific Northwest, 1975 - 1990. (Prof. Michelle Habell-Pallan) Mauricio J. Del Razo Sarmina, Applied Mathematics. Dissertation: Stochastic Modeling of Reversible Biochemical Reaction- Diffusion Systems and High-Resolution Shock-Capturing Methods for Fluid Interfaces. (Profs. Randall J. Leveque & Hong Qian) Susan Emily Dickerson-Lange, Civil Engineering. Dissertation: Quantifying and Modeling the Influence of Forest on the Magnitude and Duration of Mountain Snow Storage in the Pacific Northwest, USA. (Prof. Jessica D. Lundquist) Derya Itir Dilmen, Earth And Space Sciences. Dissertation: The Role of Corals on Tsunami Dynamics in an Island Setting: A Case Study of Tutuila Island. (Prof. Vassilii V. Titov) Michael H. Duyzend, Genome Sciences. Dissertation: Understanding the Genetic Basis of Phenotype Variability in Individuals With Neurocognitive Disorders. (Prof. Evan E. Eichler) Rachell A. Ekroos, Nursing. Dissertation: Exploring Forensic Nursing Ethics and Practice: Roles, Loyalties and Photodocumentation Practices. (Prof. Sarah E. Shannon) Andre-Jacques P. Elias, Ethnomusicology. Dissertation: Saraswati Sings: The Slide- Guitar in India. (Prof. Shannon K. Dudley) Aaron S. Erlich, Political Science. Dissertation: Essays in the Political Economy of Information Provision in Developing Democracies. (Prof. Margaret Levi) Ahmadreza Eshghinejad, Mechanical Engineering. Dissertation: Coupled Diffusion and Mechanics in Battery Electrodes. (Prof. Jiangyu Li) Monica I. Farias, Geography. Dissertation: Transformative Political Spaces? Asambleas Populares, Identity, Alliances and Belonging in Buenos Aires. (Prof. Victoria A. Lawson) Toni D. Ferro, Human Centered Design And Engineering. Dissertation: Knowledge Workers and Associative Activity: An Examination of Knowledge Work Systems and Settings. (Prof. Mark R. Zachry) Thomas D. Fillebeen, Economics. Dissertation: How Do Small Players Deduce Beliefs About Uncertainty? A Look at Texas Shale Oil Investments. (Profs. Christopher M. Anderson & Robert F. Hal) Wambura C. Fobbs, Neuroscience. Dissertation: The Role of the Muscarinic Cholinergic Signaling in Cost-Benefit Decision Making. (Prof. Sheri J. Mizumori) Laura Allana Fraade-Blanar, Health Services. Dissertation: Older Adult Injury Risk Assessment in the Driving and Occupational Environments. (Prof. Beth E. Ebel) John F. Fuini, Physics. Dissertation: Holographic Tools for Probing the Dynamics of Strongly Coupled Field Theories. (Prof. Laurence G. Yaffe) Dylan C. Gary, Chemistry. Dissertation: Investigation of the Nucleation and Growth of Colloidal Indium Phosphide: From Molecular Precursors to Semiconductor Nanocrystals Through In37P20(O2CR)51 as a Magic-Sized Intermediate. (Prof. Brandi Michelle Cossairt) Ryan A. Georgi, Linguistics. Dissertation: From Aari to Zulu: Massively Multilingual Creation of Language Tools Using Interlinear Glossed Text. (Prof. Fei Xia) Mayank Goel, Computer Science & Engineering. Dissertation: Extending the Capabilities of Smartphone Sensors for Applications in Interaction and Health. (Prof. Shwetak Naran Patel) Frederick Allen Goetz, Aquatic And Fishery Sciences. Dissertation: Migration and Residence Patterns of Salmonids in Puget Sound, Washington. (Prof. Thomas P. Quinn) Yuanzheng Gong, Mechanical Engineering. Dissertation: Improving the Accuracy of 3-D Reconstruction in Robotic Vision Applications. (Prof. Eric J. Seibel) Michael Gould, Electrical Engineering. Dissertation: Optics-Based Quantum Information and Sensing Platforms Utilizing the Nitrogen-Vacancy Center in Diamond. (Prof. Kai-Mei Fu) Hollie F. Granato, Clinical Psychology. Dissertation: Alcohol-Involved Sexual Assault and Mental Health Outcomes: The Role of Alcohol Use Characteristics. (Prof. William H. George) Evan P. Greene, Statistics. Dissertation: Finite Sampling Exponential Bounds. (Prof. Jon A. Wellner) Daniel Grunspan, Anthropology. Dissertation: A Biocultural Examination of Student Learning Behaviors in Large Undergraduate Lectures. (Profs. Steven M. Goodreau & Daniel T. A. Eise) Lorena I. Guillen, Education: Curriculum & Instruction. Dissertation: At the Crossroads: Preservice Teachers, Community Mentors, and the Dialectic. (Prof. Kenneth Zeichner) Seungyeop Han, Computer Science & Engineering. Dissertation: Efficient Security and Privacy Enhancing Solutions in Untrusted Environments. (Profs. Arvind Krishnamurthy & Thomas E. Ander) Louisa B. Harding, Aquatic And Fishery Sciences. Dissertation: Sex Steroid Feedback Regulation of Pituitary Gonadotropins During Early Secondary Oocyte Growth in Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus Kisutch) – a Potential Target of Endocrine Disruption. (Prof. Graham Young) Joshua J. Hartman, Classics. Dissertation: Allusion and Cultural Memory in Late Antiquity: Ausonius, Prudentius, and Claudian. (Prof. Stephen E. Hinds) Alexander R. Henke, Economics. Dissertation: Essays on Corruption and Enforcement. (Profs. Fahad A. Khalil & Jacques P. Lawarree) Tyler Douglas Hennon, Oceanography. Dissertation: Global Observations of Physical and Biogeochemical Processes in the Ocean. (Prof. Stephen C. Riser)