• 26 • Doctoral Degrees Supervisory Committee chairpersons are denoted in parentheses DOCTOR OF EDUCATION Holly Ann Patton, Special Education. Dissertation: Parent-to-Parent Peer Support and Family Quality of Life. (Prof. Carol Davis) DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Benjamin J. Aaronson, Education: School Psychology. Dissertation: The Impact of Early Comprehensive Intervention on the Mirror Neuron System in Autism Spectrum Disorders. (Prof. Raphael Bernier) Charleen D. Adams, Public Health Genetics. Dissertation: Differential Genome-Wide DNA Methylation in Association With Nightshift Work: From Discovery to Policy. (Prof. Parveen Bhatti) Carolyn A. Auchter, Physics. Dissertation: Toward a Loophole-Free Bell Inequality Violation With Barium Ions. (Prof. Boris B. Blinov) Jonathan Jerome Azose, Statistics. Dissertation: Projection and Estimation of International Migration. (Prof. Adrian Elmes Raftery) Wendy H. Baesler, Business Administration. Dissertation: Do Two Libor Reforms Reduce the Effect of Incentives on Submitted Rates?. (Prof. Frank D. Hodge) Wilson D. Bailey, Chemistry. Dissertation: Late Transition-Metal Complexes Supported by Pincer Ligands: Applications in Partial Oxidation Catalysis. (Prof. Karen Goldberg) Leah R. Bakst, Neuroscience. Dissertation: The Role of the FEFsem in Smooth Pursuit: Insights from Varying Retinal Input. (Prof. Michael J. Mustari) Adam D. Barker, Earth And Space Sciences. Dissertation: Glaciers, Erosion and Climate Change in the Himalaya and St. Elias Range, SE Alaska. (Prof. Bernard Hallet) Colin P. Bateson, Mechanical Engineering. Dissertation: Experimental Study of Inertial Particles in Turbulence: Preferential Concentration, Relative Velocity and Droplet Collisions. (Prof. Alberto Aliseda) Jared S. Bauer, Information Science. Dissertation: Communicating Meaning in Context-Aware System Design. (Prof. Julie A. Kientz) Christopher Franklin Bennett, Molecular & Cellular Biology. Dissertation: The Regulation of Mitochondrial Stress Responses in Caenorhabditis Elegans. (Prof. Matt R. Kaeberlein) Anna K. Blakney, Bioengineering. Dissertation: Electrospun Fibers for HIV Prevention: Translational Design for in Vivo Efficacy. (Prof. Kim A. Woodrow) Alissa S. Bourbonnais, English. Dissertation: Choreographing Memory: Performance and Embodiment in Multimodal Narrative. (Prof. Brian Reed) Lisa A. Brown, Biostatistics: Statistical Genetics. Dissertation: Statistical Methods in Admixture Mapping: Mixed Model Based Testing and Genome-Wide Significance Thresholds. (Profs. Sharon R. Browning & Timothy A. Thornt) Joshua R. Buser, Bioengineering. Dissertation: Heat, Fluid, and Sample Control in Point-of- Care Diagnostics. (Prof. Paul Yager) Samantha A. Byrnes, Bioengineering. Dissertation: An Integrated System for Large Volume Sample Preparation at the Point of Care. (Prof. Paul Yager) John C. Cagle, Bioengineering. Dissertation: A Computational Tool to Enhance Clinical Selection of Prosthetic Liners for People With Lower Limb Amputation. (Prof. Joan Elizabeth Sanders) Esra D. Camci, Oral Biology. Dissertation: Mechanisms in Midface Development and Dysmorphology. (Prof. Timothy C. Cox) Ryan C. Campbell, Individual Phd. Dissertation: Engineering to Care: Exploring Engineering in Humanitarian and Social Justice Contexts Through a Lens of Care Ethics. (Profs. Denise M. Wilson & Philip L. Bell) Jeffrey R. Campbell, Mechanical Engineering. Dissertation: Laboratory and Field Testing of Alpine and Alpine Touring Ski Equipment Retention and Release Characteristics. (Prof. Randal Preston Ching) Kathryn Semmens Carpentier, Microbiology. Dissertation: Evolution of Protein Kinase R Antagonism in Primate Cytomegaloviruses. (Prof. Adam Philip Geballe) Genoveva Castro, Asian Languages & Literature. Dissertation: Wajid ‘Ali Shah Plays Krishna’s Stolen Flute: The Multiplicity of Voices in the King of Awadh’s Dramatic Work. (Prof. Heidi R. Pauwels) Shih-Yu Chang, Environmental Health:envirn Toxicology. Dissertation: Development of a Liver-Kidney Dual Organ Microphysiological System for Predicting Organ-Organ Interactions in the Toxicity of Xenobiotics: Aristolochic Acid Nephrotoxicity as a Proof of Principle. (Prof. David L. Eaton) Chun-Cheng Chang, Industrial Engineering. Dissertation: Assessing Cognitive Workload of in-Vehicle Voice Control Systems. (Prof. Linda T. Boyle) Nicholas Walter Chavkin, Bioengineering. Dissertation: Elevated Phosphate-Induced Cell Signaling Through Phosphate Transporter PiT-1 in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells. (Prof. Cecilia Giachelli) Alex C. Chen, Bioengineering. Dissertation: Modulation of Macrophage Polarization With Surface Immobilized Bioactive Molecules. (Prof. Buddy D. Ratner) Hwan Choi, Mechanical Engineering. Dissertation: Evaluation of Gait and Muscle Function With Ankle Foot Orthoses. (Prof. Katherine M. Steele) Jessica S. Citronberg, Epidemiology. Dissertation: Lipopolysaccharide-Binding Protein, Associated Factors, and Colorectal Cancer. (Prof. Johanna W. Lampe) Amy M. Cizik, Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dissertation: Variations in Surgeon Treatment Preferences and the Impact on the Cost-Utility of Surgery for Soft Tissue Sarcoma. (Prof. Louis P. Garrison) Adam E. Colbert, Chemistry. Dissertation: Spectroscopic Characterization of Interfacial Charge Transfer and Recombination in Polymer/Quantum Dot Blends. (Prof. David S. Ginger Jr.) Stephanie L. Costa, English. Dissertation: Freaks in Public: Reading the Freakish in Contemporary American Literature and Culture. (Prof. Katherine Cummings) Andreia S. Costa, Pathobiology. Dissertation: Characterization of the Role of Viral Sensing and Migratory Capacity in Regulatory T Cells After Neurotropic Viral Infection. (Prof. Jennifer Lund Friesen) Katja Kranz Dove, Biochemistry. Dissertation: Molecular Insights into the Ubiquitin Transfer Mechanism of RING-in-Between-RING Ubiquitin Ligases. (Prof. Rachel E. Klevit) William C. Edelman, Genome Sciences. Dissertation: Identification of Candidate Substrates of the Leucine Rich Repeat Kinase 2 by Mass Spectrometry-Based Phosphoproteomics. (Prof. Judit Villen) Brian L. Enden, Philosophy. Dissertation: Modal Truth: Integrating the Metaphysics, Epistemology, and Semantics of the Necessary and the Possible. (Prof. Arthur I. Fine) Joshua F. Ensworth, Electrical Engineering. Dissertation: Ultra-Low-Power Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Compatible Backscatter Communication and Energy Harvesting for Battery-Free Wearable Devices. (Prof. Matthew Stephen Reynolds) Laura B. Eshleman, Comparative Literature. Dissertation: Pacific Crossings: Travel, Writing, and Literary Transition in the Sino-American Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries. (Prof. Yomi Braester) Heather D. Evans, Sociology. Dissertation: Disability, Identity, and the Law: A Phenomenological Study of Living With Acquired, Invisible Impairment. (Profs. Katherine A. Beckett & Alexes Harris) Leigh H. Fisher, Pub Hlth: Biostatistics. Dissertation: Modeling of Infectious Disease Surveillance Data. (Prof. Jonathan C. Wakefield) Thomas B. Foster, Sociology. Dissertation: Rooted or Stuck? The Causes and Consequences of American Mobility Decline. (Prof. Kyle Crowder) Keolu O. Fox, Genome Sciences. Dissertation: Next-Generation ABO Genetics and Genomics. (Prof. Deborah A. Nickerson) Yanfen Fu, Chemical Engineering. Dissertation: Metabolic Flux Analysis and Metabolomics of Methylotrophs. (Prof. Mary E. Lidstrom) Robert C. Gens, Computer Science & Engineering. Dissertation: Learning Robust Tractable Models for Vision. (Prof. Pedro Morais Del Domingos) Kaytlyn Anne Gerbin, Bioengineering. Dissertation: Tissue Engineering Strategies to Improve Post-MI Engraftment of hESC- Derived Cardiomyocytes. (Prof. Charles E. Murry) Tiffany L. Grobelski, Geography. Dissertation: Becoming a Side: Legal Mobilization and Environmental Protection in Poland. (Prof. Steven K. Herbert) Margaret A. Grounds, Psychology. Dissertation: Communicating Weather Uncertainty: An Individual Differences Approach. (Prof. Susan L. Joslyn) Zhiwei Guan, Hum Ctr Des&Engr: User-Centered Des. Dissertation: The Effect of Need to Belong on Online Social Behaviors and Cognitive Interactions. (Prof. Judith A. Ramey) Taryn O. Hall, Public Health Genetics. Dissertation: The Y-Chromosome in Forensic and Public Health Genetics. (Prof. Bruce Spencer Weir) Joseph J. Hamman, Civil Engineering. Dissertation: Understanding the Arctic Hydroclimate Using the Regional Arctic System Model. (Prof. Bart Nijssen) Rebecca J. Hazen, Biomedical And Health Informatics. Dissertation: Designing and Evaluating a Patient-Driven Application for Patients With Primary Brain Tumors. (Prof. John H. Gennari) Stephanie L. Hemmingson, Chemistry. Dissertation: Fundamental Insights into Catalyst Design: Energetics of Metal Atom Adsorption and Nanoparticle Adhesion on Oxide Surfaces. (Prof. Charles T. Campbell) Erica M. Hildebrand, Molecular & Cellular Biology. Dissertation: Regulation of Centromeric Histone Localization in Budding Yeast. (Prof. Susan Biggins) Julia E. Hood, Epidemiology. Dissertation: Using HIV Surveillance Data for Public Health Evaluations and Interventions: Common Challenges & Proposed Methodological Solutions. (Prof. Stephen E. Hawes) Elyse A. Hope, Genome Sciences. Dissertation: Leveraging Natural Isolates and Experimental Evolution to Characterize Biofilm-Related Traits in Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. (Prof. Maitreya J. Dunham) Yasmeen Hajer Hussain, Biology. Dissertation: Sea Urchin Sperm Chemotaxis: Individual Effects and Fertilization Success. (Prof. Jeffrey A. Riffell) Alex Jiao, Bioengineering. Dissertation: Engineering of Functional, Striated Muscle Tissues With Controllable 3D Architectures Using a Novel, Thermoresponsive, Nanofabricated Substratum. (Prof. Deok-Ho Kim) Courtney N. Johnson, Communication. Dissertation: Not Like Us?: The Professional Boundaries of American and British Journalism in the Digital Age. (Prof. Patricia Moy) Tanya Elena Karwaki, Law. Dissertation: Redefining Medical Tourism: A Legal and Qualitative Analysis of International Medical Travel from the United States. (Prof. Patricia Carol Kuszler) Chelsea Kidwell, Biology. Dissertation: Multiple Zebrafish atoh1 Genes Specify a Diversity of Neuronal Types in the Zebrafish Hindbrain. (Prof. Cecilia B. Moens) Jennifer L. Kirk, Pub Hlth: Biostatistics. Dissertation: Statistical Methods for Inferring Population Structure With Human Genome Sequence Data. (Prof. Timothy A. Thornton) Prescott Klassen, Linguistics. Dissertation: Defining, Extracting, and Applying Events in NLP Tasks for Clinical Corpora. (Profs. Fei Xia & Meliha Yetisgen) Akshay Tilak Krishnamurty, Immunology. Dissertation: Development and Function of Plasmodium-Specific Memory B Cells During Blood Stage Malaria Infection. (Prof. Marion Pepper) Vikash Kumar, Computer Science & Engineering. Dissertation: Manipulators and Manipulation in High Dimensional Spaces. (Prof. Emanuil V. Todorov) Caroline A. Lanza, Social Welfare. Dissertation: Hybrid Practice: Paul U. Kellogg and Social Work Journalism, 1902-1937. (Prof. Susan Kemp) Marcella Leite De Campos Menegale, Environmental And Forest Sciences. Dissertation: The Effects of Different Harvest Intensities on the Distribution of Soil Phosphorus and Nutrient Stocks in a Brazilian Oxisol. (Prof. Robert B. Harrison) Vincent F. Liu, Computer Science & Engineering. Dissertation: Improving Fault Tolerance and Performance of Data Center Networks. (Prof. Thomas E. Anderson) Sijun Liu, Bioengineering. Dissertation: Investigation and Development of Zwitterionic Biomaterials for Protein Therapeutics. (Prof. Shaoyi Jiang) Ruby Dawn Lyman, Education: Learning Sci & Human Dev. Dissertation: A Flexible Approach to Identifying and Evaluating Response to Intervention (RTI) for Students Who Are and Are Not Verbally Gifted and Do and Do Not Have Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs). (Prof. Virginia Wise Berninger) Following is a list of individuals granted doctoral degrees in Autumn 2016.