• 26 • Doctoral Degrees Supervisory Committee chairpersons are denoted in parentheses DOCTOR OF EDUCATION Daniel Jeremy Gallagher, Educational Leadership & Policy Std. Dissertation: Supporting Practitioners in Research-Practice Partnerships. (Prof. Meredith Honig) Thomas Romero, Educational Leadership & Policy Std. Dissertation: “Aye maestro, ¿Qué se yo de español?”: A Mixed-Methods Study on the Use of Translanguaging in L1 and L2 With Third Grade Bilingual and Emergent Bilingual Latino Students. (Prof. Thomas J. Halverson) DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS Laure Struber, Piano. Dissertation: The Education of Musical Thinking Through the Hand According to Marie Jaëll (1846-1925). (Prof. Carole R. Terry) DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY David A Aarons, Ethnomusicology. Dissertation: Chanting Up Zion: Reggae as Productive Mechanism for Repatriated Rastafari in Ethiopia. (Prof. Shannon K. Dudley) Ali Ajdari, Industrial Engineering. Dissertation: Robust, Non-Stationary, and Adaptive Fractionation in Radiotherapy. (Prof. Archis Vijay Ghate) Michael J Babcock, Education: Curriculum & Instruction. Dissertation: Minoritized Students in STEM Pathways at Community Colleges. (Prof. Mark A. Windschitl) Isaac J Backus, Physics. Dissertation: Protoplanetary Disks and Planet Formation: A Computational Perspective. (Prof. Thomas R. Quinn) David Wotsbely Barillas Chon, Education: Curriculum & Instruction. Dissertation: Indigenous Immigrant Youth’s Understanding of Indigeneity: Language, Power Inequities, and Self-Understanding. (Profs. Kara Jackson & Dafney Blanca Dabach) Bryan Andrew Bartley, Bioengineering. Dissertation: Engineering Living Systems: Closing the Loop in the Design-Build-Test Cycle Using the Semantic Web. (Prof. Herbert M. Sauro) Stephanie L Battle, Genome Sciences. Dissertation: Epigenetic Regulation of Pluripotent and Multipotent Stem Cell Systems. (Prof. Raymond David Hawkins) Jennifer L Branstad, Sociology. Dissertation: Early Careers and Life Course Transitions for Three Cohorts of Young Adults. (Prof. Katherine W. Stovel) Michelle R Brault, Molecular & Cellular Biology. Dissertation: Engagement of Programmed Cell Death by Nucleic Acid Sensing. (Profs. Daniel B. Stetson & Andrew A. Oberst) Ian K Breckheimer, Biology. Dissertation: A Landscape Approach to Forecasting Climate Change Impacts on Geographic Ranges and Phenologies of Plants in the Washington Cascades. (Prof. Janneke Hille Ris Lambers) Megan Elizabeth Brown, Geography. Dissertation: The Geographies of the $15 Wage Movement: New Union Campaigns, Mobility Politics, and Local Minimum Wage Policies. (Prof. Kim V.l. England) Cassie Marie Bryan, Biochemistry. Dissertation: Computational Design of Small, De Novo Protein Binders Targeting PD-1. (Prof. David Baker) John A Buchanan, Political Science. Dissertation: The Rise of the Bo: Autonomous Strongmen, Opium Capital, and State Formation in Mainland Southeast Asia (1948- 1996). (Prof. Elizabeth L. Kier) Worakanya Buranaphatthana, Oral Health Sciences. Dissertation: Engineering Osteoclasts to Prevent Diseases Caused by Osteoclast Deficiency. (Prof. Cecilia Giachelli) Eleanor B Byler, Astronomy. Dissertation: Building Galaxy Models With Self-Consistent Prescriptions for Stellar and Nebular Emission. (Prof. Julianne Dalcanton) Kyle B Caldwell, Chemical Engineering. Dissertation: Adhesion and Interphase Properties of Reinforced Polymeric Composites. (Prof. John C. Berg) Peyton H Canary, History. Dissertation: State and Mutiny in the Northern Song, 1000-1050. (Prof. Patricia B. Ebrey) Isabel Carrera Zamanillo, Environmental And Forest Sciences. Dissertation: Cultivando Comunidad: A Community-Based Approach to Study the Link Between Cultural and Environmental Identities in Latinxs Living in the Seattle Metropolitan Area. (Prof. Kristiina Vogt) Nina L Cesare, Sociology. Dissertation: United We Tweet?: A Quantitative Analysis of the Racial Dynamics of Twitter Use. (Profs. Katherine W. Stovel & Emma Stuart Spir) Xiaodong Chen, Civil Engineering. Dissertation: Understanding Probable Maximum Precipitation and Safety of Water Management Infrastructures Under a Changing Climate. (Prof. Faisal Hossain) Qianjie Chen, Atmospheric Sciences. Dissertation: Modeling and Observational Constraints on Tropospheric Sulfur-Halogen Interactions. (Prof. Becky Alexander Suess) Harvey Cheong, Business Administration. Dissertation: Essays on Similarities Between Executives and Investors. (Prof. Jarrad Harford) Shelley Chestler, Earth And Space Sciences. Dissertation: Using Low-Frequency Earthquakes to Investigate Slow Slip Processes and Plate Interface Structure Beneath the Olympic Peninsula, WA. (Prof. Kenneth C. Creager) Elizabeth A Clark, Civil Engineering. Dissertation: Particle Filter Data Assimilation of Streamflow in Basins With Seasonal Snow for Initializing Short- to Medium-Range Streamflow Forecasts. (Prof. Bart Nijssen) Timothy J Cline, Aquatic And Fishery Sciences. Dissertation: Challenges and Opportunities for Aquatic Ecosystem Management With Uncertain Global Change. (Prof. Daniel E. Schindler) Matthew Crane, Chemical Engineering. Dissertation: Laser-Induced Heat and Momentum Transfer in Nanostructure Processing. (Prof. Peter John Pauzauskie) Elizabeth C Curran, Pharmacology. Dissertation: Discovery of Novel TAF1 DNA Binding Domains in TFIID Promoter Recognition and Gene Transcription. (Profs. Edith H. Wang & Ning Zheng) Debobrato Das, Bioengineering. Dissertation: Inhalable Macromolecular Prodrugs of Ciprofloxacin for the Treatment of Pulmonary Intracellular Bacterial Infections. (Profs. Daniel M. Ratner & Patrick Stayton) Shuva Dawadi, Health Services. Dissertation: Geographic Variation in Chest-CT Scan Lung Cancer Diagnosis from Environmental Exposures. (Prof. Steven Bacchus Zeliadt) Dane William De Quilettes, Chemistry And Nanotechnology. Dissertation: Probing Local Heterogeneity in the Optoelectronic Properties of Organic-Inorganic Perovskites Using Fluorescence Microscopy. (Prof. David S. Ginger Jr) Russell J Deitrick, Astronomy And Astrobiology. Dissertation: Orbital Dynamics and Habitability of Exoplanets. (Prof. Rory K. Barnes) Charles Boise Delahunt, Electrical Engineering. Dissertation: Smart as a Bug: A Computational Model of Learning in the Moth Olfactory Network, With Applications to Neural Nets. (Profs. Eve A. Riskin & Jose Nathan Kutz) Matthew Denes, Business Administration. Dissertation: When Do Firms Risk Shift? Evidence from Venture Capital. (Prof. Ran Duchin) Ana A Dinca, Pathology. Dissertation: Development of Enzyme Replacement Therapy in Mammalian Models of Barth Syndrome. (Prof. Michael T. Chin) Traci Margaret Feller, Communication. Dissertation: One Voice Among Many: Forepersons, Juries, and the Importance of Communication. (Prof. David S. Domke) Amy Ana Ferreccio, Biochemistry. Dissertation: Regulation of Stemness in Humans: The Role of Hypoxia Inducible Factors and Tie2. (Prof. Hannele Ruohola-Baker) Bryce A Figdore, Civil Engineering. Dissertation: Nitrification Bioaugmentation in Mainstream Flocculent Activated Sludge Systems Using Sidestream Aerobic Granular Sludge. (Prof. H. David Stensel) Sarah E Flowers, Chemistry. Dissertation: Preparation, Characterization, and Reactivity of Ruthenium Protic N-Heterocyclic Carbene Complexes. (Prof. Brandi Michelle Cossairt) Brandon M Frenz, Biochemistry. Dissertation: Advances in Computer Aided Protein Structure Determination from Sparse Cryo Electron Microscopy Data. (Prof. Frank Dimaio) Abram L Friesen, Computer Science & Engineering. Dissertation: The Sum-Product Theorem and Its Applications. (Prof. Pedro Morais Del Domingos) Allison S Germain, Linguistics. Dissertation: Non-Nominative Subjects in Russian and Lithuanian: Case, Argument Structure, and Anaphor Binding. (Profs. Barbara Citko & Akira Omaki) Naomi L Goldenson, Atmospheric Sciences. Dissertation: Quantifying the Influence of Dynamics Across Scales on Regional Climate Uncertainty in Western North America. (Prof. Cecilia Bitz) Jamie Michelle Goodson, Pathology. Dissertation: Transcriptional, Metabolic and Epigenetic Changes Associated With in Utero Diesel Exhaust Particulate Exposure. (Prof. Michael T. Chin) Marielle S Goyette, Epidemiology. Dissertation: Overcoming Barriers to HIV/STD Partner Services in Kenya and the United States. (Prof. Carey Farquhar) Alex R Grant, Civil Engineering. Dissertation: Regional-Scale Coseismic Landslide Hazard Modeling and Consequence Analysis. (Prof. Joseph Wartman) Vanessa E Gray, Genome Sciences. Dissertation: Learning from Large-Scale Mutagenesis Data. (Prof. Douglas M. Fowler) Christopher G Gunderson, Chemistry. Dissertation: New Tools for Studying Nanoscale Electrochemical Phenomena. (Prof. Bo Zhang) Andrew J Haddock, Electrical Engineering. Dissertation: Data-Driven Optimization of Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders. (Prof. Howard Jay Chizeck) Jiangang Han, Earth And Space Sciences. Dissertation: Seismic Study of Tremor, Deep Long-Period Earthquakes, and Basin Amplification of Ground Motion. (Prof. John E. Vidale) Bo Han, Business Administration. Dissertation: Currency Denomination Decision and the Cost of Capital: Evidence from Global Bonds. (Prof. Kathryn L. Dewenter) Kameron D Harris, Applied Mathematics. Dissertation: This Brain Is a Mess: Inference, Random Graphs, and Biophysics to Disentangle Neuronal Networks. (Prof. Eric T. Shea-Brown) Maren Haynes, Ethnomusicology. Dissertation: “Punk Rock Calvinists Who Hate the Modern Worship Movement”: Ritual, Power, and White Masculinity in Mars Hill Church’s Worship Music. (Prof. Christina Sunardi) Dieu-Hien Thi Hoang, Nursing. Dissertation: Stories of Us - Chuyen Ke Nhau Nghe: Building Community for Health Through Stories. (Prof. Elaine M. Walsh) Je-Yuan Hsu, Oceanography. Dissertation: Estimates of Drag Coefficients and Surface Waves Under Tropical Cyclones Using Subsurface EM-APEX Floats. (Profs. Ren- Chieh Lien & Eric A. D’Asaro) Shih-Ting Huang, Economics. Dissertation: Essays on Policy Evaluation. (Prof. Elaina Rose) Yu Jin, Electrical Engineering & Nanotechnology. Dissertation: Multiscale Modeling in Semiconductors: From Defect Formation to Device Performance. (Prof. Scott T. Dunham) Hyunggu Jung, Biomedical And Health Informatics. Dissertation: Creating a Smartphone Application for Image-Assisted Dietary Assessment Among Older Adults With Type 2 Diabetes. (Profs. Mark R. Zachry & Peter Tarczy-Hornoch) Nutthapong Kantrong, Oral Health Sciences. Dissertation: Oral Epithelial Cell Sensing of LPS: A Novel Protection Mechanism of Oral Epithelium. (Prof. Richard P. Darveau) Sivakanthan Kasinathan, Molecular & Cellular Biology. Dissertation: Characterization and Analysis of Repetitive Centromeres. (Prof. Steven Henikoff) Edward J Kasner, Env Hlth: Envir & Occupational Hygiene. Dissertation: On Preventing Farmworker Exposure to Pesticide Drift in Washington Orchards. (Prof. Richard A. Fenske) West Keller, Education: Special Education. Dissertation: Survey of Washington State Early Childhood Coaches’ Communities of Practice. (Prof. Susan R. Sandall) Allison C Kelly, Public Policy And Management. Dissertation: Improving REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation) Programs. (Prof. Alison Cullen) Addie Hawley Kingsland, Chemistry. Dissertation: Utilizing Molecular Dynamics’ Multipotent Methodologies to Measure Microscopic Motions of DNA Molecules: A Magniloquent Manuscript on the Means and Mannerisms of DNA. (Prof. Lutz Gerrit Maibaum) Joseph M Kinzer, Ethnomusicology. Dissertation: Bodies of Sound, Agents of Muslim Malayness: Malaysian Identity Politics and the Symbolic Ecology of the Gambus Lute. (Prof. Christina Sunardi) Following is a list of individuals granted doctoral degrees in Autumn 2017.