• 29 • Doctoral Degrees Jennifer Mae-White Day, Biology. Dissertation: Exploring Drivers of Gene Flow in Jaguars and Pumas in Southern Mexico Via Molecular Scatology and Eco-Evo Simulations. (Prof. Samuel K. Wasser) Sheryl Ann Day, Information Science. Dissertation: Talking Story: The Militarization of Guåhan and Flows of Information in Chamoru Systems of Knowledge. (Prof. Cheryl Metoyer) Michael B. Doud, Genome Sciences. Dissertation: Comprehensively Mapping the Effects of Mutations to Influenza Virus. (Prof. Jesse D. Bloom) Jeffrey M. Duggan, Immunology. Dissertation: BCAP Functions as a Dynamic Regulator of Hematopoiesis and Myeloid Cell Development. (Prof. Jessica A. Hamerman) Aaron T. Fricke, Oceanography. Dissertation: Sediment Dynamics and Deposits Along the Fluvial–marine Transition: Tidal River to Mangrove Coast. (Profs. Andrea S. Ogston & Charles Nittrouer) Rachel Marie Gittelman, Genome Sciences. Dissertation: Positive Selection in the Human Lineage Across Time Scales. (Prof. Joshua M. Akey) Jonathan Goldberg, Chemistry. Dissertation: Preparation and Characterization of Iridium Hydride and Dihydrogen Complexes Relevant to Biomass Deoxygenation. (Profs. Dennis M. Heinekey & Karen Goldberg) Nikhil Gopal, Biomedical And Health Informatics. Dissertation: On Biological Network Visualization: Understanding Challenges, Measuring the Status Quo, and Estimating Saliency of Visual Attributes. (Profs. John H. Gennari & Neil F. Abernethy) Sara R. Green, Social Welfare. Dissertation: Examining the Role of Place-Based Interventions in Supporting Military Families: A Qualitative Study of Family-Centered Therapeutic Landscapes. (Prof. Paula S. Nurius) Fiona L. Grimson, Statistics. Dissertation: Scalable Methods for the Inference of Identity by Descent. (Prof. Elizabeth A. Thompson) Nathan L. Haan, Environmental And Forest Sciences. Dissertation: Ecological Interactions Between Euphydryas Editha Larvae and Their Host Plants. (Prof. Jonathan Bakker) Wesley L.C. Henry, Education: Educ Leadershp & Policy St. Dissertation: Leveraging Resources for Learning Improvement Agendas: The Role of Educational Service Agencies and Local Communities. (Prof. Bradley S. Portin) Herliana, Law. Dissertation: Backlash Against Foreign Investment Regime: Indonesia’s Exerience. (Prof. Dongsheng Zang) Jill Michelle Hoyt, Biochemistry. Dissertation: The SEK-1 p38 MAP Kinase Pathway Regulates Gq Signaling in C. Elegans. (Prof. Michael Ailion) Mark A. Jankauski, Mechanical Engineering. Dissertation: Dynamic Modeling of Insect Flight Mechanisms. (Prof. I-Yeu (Steve) Shen) Zeynep U. Kasli, Near & Middle Eastern Studies. Dissertation: (Re)bordering Territory and Citizenship on the Greek-Turkish Borderland. (Profs. Joel S. Migdal & Resat Kasaba) John Katahara, Chemical Engineering. Dissertation: Illuminating the Potential of Thin- Film Photovoltaics. (Prof. Hugh Hillhouse) Chung Ho Kim, Urban Design & Planning. Dissertation: Community Resilience of the Korean New Village Movement, 1970-1979: Historical Interpretation and Resilience Assessment. (Prof. Daniel B. Abramson) Alicia M. Kinne, Education: Educ Leadershp & Policy St. Dissertation: Service and Reputation: An Examination of the Growth in Graduate Education at Public Master’s Universities. (Prof. William M. Zumeta) Omar F. Konash, Electrical Engineering. Dissertation: The Effect of Photovoltaic Solar Plant Participation on Different Market Structures in a Deregulated Environment Without Financial Incentives in the Saudi Electricity Grid. (Prof. Richard Dunstan Christie) Symbol Lai, History. Dissertation: Decolonizing Okinawa: Social Science, Agriculture, and US Militarism, 1945-1972. (Prof. Vicente L. Rafael) Christopher A. Lizotte, Geography. Dissertation: The Geopolitics of Laïcité in a Multicultural Age: French Secularism, Educational Policy and the Spatial Management of Difference. (Prof. Katharyne Mitchell) Katrina S. McClannahan, Speech & Hearing Sciences. Dissertation: Perceptual and Neurophysiological Effects of Treated and Untreated Hearing Loss in Older Adults. (Prof. Kelly L. Tremblay) Andrea L. McQuate, Neuroscience. Dissertation: Acute Regulation of Synaptic NMDA Receptor Content in Hippocampal Neurons. (Prof. Andres Barria-Roman) Timothy David Morrison, Electrical Engineering. Dissertation: Integrated Circuit and System Design for Wireless Biosignal Monitoring. (Prof. Brian P. Otis) Mania Orand, Human Centered Design And Engineering. Dissertation: Bridging Research & Practice: A Theoretical & Empirical Mapping of Design Space Using Solo Travel Domain. (Prof. Jennifer A. Turns) Austin J. Phillips, Quantitative Ecology & Resource Mgmt. Dissertation: Spatial Models as Powerful Tools for Climate Change Ecology. (Prof. Mark Kot) Melissa Rose Ann Pingree, Environmental And Forest Sciences. Dissertation: Fire, Charcoal, and the Biogeochemistry of Carbon and Nitrogen in Pacific Northwest Forest Soils. (Prof. Thomas H. Deluca) Lara E. Pracht, Civil Engineering. Dissertation: Arsenic Contaminated Groundwater: Exploration of the Role of Organic Carbon in Mobilization Processes and Evaluation of Mechanisms of Arsenic Sequestration by in Situ Treatment Systems. (Prof. Rebecca B. Neumann) Sarala Puthuval, Linguistics. Dissertation: Language Maintenance and Shift Across Generations in Inner Mongolia. (Prof. Sharon Hargus) Margaret Marietta Ramirez, Geography. Dissertation: Decolonial Ruptures of the City: Art-Activism Amid Racialized Dispossession in Oakland. (Prof. Victoria A. Lawson) Christian B. Redd, Bioengineering. Dissertation: Ambulatory Vascular Monitoring for Quantication of Lower Leg Hemodynamics and Severity of Venous Disease. (Prof. Joan Elizabeth Sanders) Meredith Ann Redd, Bioengineering. Dissertation: Engineered Microvessels for Improved Integration With Host Coronary Circulation and for the Generation of Pre- Vascularized Cardiac Constructs. (Prof. Ying Zheng) Cameron W. Rementer, Bioengineering. Dissertation: Developing an Inducible Osteoclast System as a Cell Therapy for Ectopic Calcification. (Prof. Cecilia Giachelli) Alyson M. Roy, History. Dissertation: “Engineering Power: The Roman Triumph as Material Expression of Conquest, 211-55 BCE”. (Prof. Sandra R. Joshel) Kyoko Sano, Linguistics. Dissertation: The Semantic Variability of the Emphatic Construction Koso –E in Old Japanese. (Prof. Toshiyuki Ogihara) Daniel R. Shapero, Applied Mathematics. Dissertation: Data Assimilation Problems in Glaciology. (Prof. Randall J. Leveque) Orion T. Stewart, Epidemiology. Dissertation: Public Park System Characteristics Associated With Physical Activity. (Prof. Anne Vernez-Moudon) Stella Stylianidou, Physics. Dissertation: An Image Segmentation, Lineage and Analysis Tool for Bacteria: Applications in Cell Proliferation and Cytoplasmic Dynamics. (Prof. Paul A. Wiggins) Niket H. Thakkar, Applied Mathematics. Dissertation: Energy and Charge Transfer in Open Plasmonic Systems. (Prof. David Masiello) Alison Marie Thompson, Chemistry. Dissertation: Single-Cell Molecular Profiling of Nucleic Acids in the Microfluidic Self-Digitization Chip. (Prof. Daniel T. Chiu) Phonraphee Thummaphan, Education: Measure, Stat, Resrch Dsgn. Dissertation: Innovative Assessments That Support Students’ STEM Learning. (Prof. Min Li) Kathy Goetz Troost, Geological Sciences. Dissertation: Chronology, Lithology, and Paleoenvironmental Interpretation of the Penultimate Ice-Sheet Advance into the Puget Lowland, Washington. (Prof. Derek B. Booth) Angela K. Ulrich, Epidemiology. Dissertation: Substance Use, Sexual Networks, and HIV Risk Among Men Who Have Sex With Men and Transgender Women in Peru. (Prof. Ann C. Duerr) Michiko Urita, Ethnomusicology. Dissertation: In Silent Homage to Amaterasu: Kagura Secret Songs at Ise Jingu and the Imperial Palace Shrine in Modern and Pre-Modern Japan. (Prof. Patricia S. Campbell) Emilie A. Viglino, Chemistry. Dissertation: New Tandem Mass Spectrometric Methods of Structure and Sequence Elucidation for Synthetic and Tryptic Peptides. (Prof. Frantisek Turecek) David Elliott Vogt Phillips, Global Health: Metrics. Dissertation: Childhood Vaccines in Uganda and Zambia: Determinants and Barriers to Effective Coverage. (Prof. Stephen Sze-Ping Lim) Jennie M. Warmouth, Education: Human Developmnt&Cognition. Dissertation: Widening the Circle of Empathy Through Humane Education: A Qualitative Study With Diverse and at-Risk Children. (Prof. Brinda I. Jegatheesan) Nathanial E. Watson, Chemistry. Dissertation: Development of Instrumental and Computational Methods for Accessing Information in Multi-Dimensional Gas Chromatography With Mass Spectrometry. (Prof. Robert E. Synovec) Konstantin Weitz, Computer Science & Engineering. Dissertation: Formal Semantics and Scalable Verification for the Border Gateway Protocol Using Proof Assistants and SMT Solvers. (Profs. Michael D. Ernst & Zachary L. Tatlock) Mark D. Wronkiewicz, Neuroscience. Dissertation: Facilitating the Incorporation of Neuroscience Methods and Knowledge into Brain-Computer Interfaces. (Prof. Adrian K. Lee) Michelle Pui Yan Yip, Nursing: Statistics. Dissertation: Home Care Provision and Quality of Life Among Older Adults. (Prof. Barbara B. Cochrane) Mete Yurtoglu, Mechanical Engineering. Dissertation: GPU-Based Parallel Computation of Integral Properties of Volumetrically Digitized Objects. (Prof. Duane W. Storti) Zufei Zhang, Pharmaceutics. Dissertation: Predicting Maternal-Fetal Disposition of Drugs Using in Vitro and in Silico Tools. (Prof. Jashvant D. Unadkat)