CGU policy requires that all dissertation defenses be announced to the campus community with a minimum of one week’s advanced notice. Defenses are a public event for our academic community and guests are welcome. Questions about a specific defense should be referred to the academic department.
May 18, 2015 – Juan Carlos Arriaza Herrera, Candidate PhD Economics.
Re-examining Remittances and Economic Growth
Dissertation Committee Chair: Thomas Willett
Location/Time: Edward Balitzer Boardroom, 11:00 a.m.
May 19, 2015 – John Coffey, Candidate PhD Psychology.
Deconstructing Subjective Emotions in Middle Childhood: Understanding Differences in Values, Intensity and Frequency
Dissertation Committee Chair: Jessica Borelli
Location/Time: ACB 208, 9:00 a.m.
May 19, 2015 – Yuliyana Beleva, Candidate PhD Psychology.
Understanding the Effects of Source Expertise and Source Similarity in Persuasive Messages Promoting Physical Activity: The Role of Exercise Identity
Dissertation Committee Chair: William Crano
Location/Time: ACB 119, 10:00 a.m.
May 19, 2015 – Stacey Coulter, Candidate PhD English.
The Evolution of Indian Women’s Empowerment in the Novels of Kamala Markandaya
Dissertation Committee Chair: Marlene Daut
Location/Time: IAC Library, 10:30 a.m.
May 26, 2015 – Taylor Smith, Candidate PhD Musicology.
Assembling SMILE: Understanding Brian Wilson’s Compositional Methods between Pet Sounds and Smiley Smile
Dissertation Committee Chair: Robert Zappulla
Location/Time: Stauffer 010, 11:00 a.m.
May 26, 2015 – Sungchan Moon, Candidate PhD Religion.
Not What I Want, But What You Want: Mark’s Mimetic Achievement in the Gethsemane Episode
Dissertation Committee Chair: Dennis MacDonald
Location/Time: IAC, 2:00 p.m.
June 2, 2015 – Joshua Jensen, Candidate PhD English.
Musical Ethnography in American Fiction and Poetry, 1798-1912
Dissertation Committee Chair: Robert Hudspeth
Location/Time: McManus Conference Room, 10:00 a.m.
July 14, 2015 – Robert Doye, Candidate PhD Religion.
Philosophical and Theological Reflections on the Common Good: Using Western Thought to Foster Awareness About Health and Poverty
Dissertation Committee Chair: Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook
Location/Time: IAC Library, 3:00 p.m.