Q: DO I NEED TO SUBMIT A TENTATIVE APPROVAL PAGE WHEN MY COMMITTEE MEMBERS ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO SIGN?
Please note there has been a revision to this procedure. The form no longer requires your Advisory Committee members’ signatures of approval. The Tentative Approval Page requires you to consult with each committee member to obtain their tentative approval of your dissertation and to affirm that you have done so. Email the Tentative Approval Page of your dissertation at least two weeks prior to the date of your oral defense, on the same day you post your defense on the University Events calendar, to firstname.lastname@example.org. The working copy of the dissertation must also be e-mailed to email@example.com (along with cc to each Advisory Committee Member). Please do not submit a hard copy. A copy should be retained in your department for those requesting review.
Q: WHAT FORMS DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE?
Survey of Earned Doctorates – All research-based graduate students must complete the survey on-line at https://sed.norc.org/survey. The SED is an annual census of all research doctorate recipients in the United States and is the nation's main source of information on the numbers, backgrounds, and specializations of the new doctorate workforce. It is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and five other Federal agencies. Although your response to most items is optional, doctoral degree recipients are encouraged to respond to as many items as possible. The aggregate data collected from the survey are very important to research on national trends and work force projections. Retain a copy of the confirmation of on-line submission to SED for submission with the Dissertation Submission Checklist.
Q: WHAT FEES AM I REQUIRED TO PAY?
There are no additional fees. It is an added benefit to submitting your dissertation electronically to Open Commons.
Q: WHY DOES MY DEFENSE DATE NOT APPEAR ON MY TRANSCRIPT?
Your defense date is significant but it does not indicate that you have completed all the requirements. You may still have revisions and final approvals to obtain. The date you submit the completed Dissertation Submission Checklist to the Registrar’s Office, Degree Audit, lower level is your completion date. Refer to the Academic Calendar for specific submission deadlines for each conferral period.
Q: IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I NEED TO DO?
Yes, please be certain to apply on-line through your Student Administration System account for graduation early in the semester or summer in which you expect to complete all degree requirements. Verify that all required documents including the dissertation proposal have been submitted and approved at least 2 months prior to your defense date. The courses and requirements listed on your plan of study should be accounted for in your transcript and all grades should be posted. Contact your major advisor or instructor regarding grade discrepancies, incomplete or missing grades including dissertation research credits. Other changes or adjustments to your plan of study should be submitted on a Request for Changes to Plan of Study form prior to submission of your dissertation.
Q: WHEN WILL I SEE MY DEGREE POSTED TO MY TRANSCRIPT?
Once the dissertation is submitted, each student's individual record must be audited for compliance to degree requirements and fulfillment. Errors or discrepancies not previously addressed must be resolved by the major advisor and student through documentation. It is a detailed process where errors delay completion. Once the audit is satisfactorily completed, your degree will be conferred and you will receive a degree completion letter from the Registrars Office. At this point, conferral of your degree will appear on your official transcript.
Q: HOW CAN I HAVE PERSONAL COPIES OF MY DISSERTATION BOUND?
For personal copies of your dissertation, contact the following services:
Last updated: August 1, 2017 - 9:07am
|First Name||Last Name||Program||Dissertation Title||Date and Time||Location||Chair|
|Catherine||Finegan-Dollak||Computer Science & Eng||Selecting and Generating Computational Meaning Representations for Short Texts||00Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 9:00 am||4941 BBB||Walter Lasecki and Dragomir Radkov Radev|
|Ying||Sheng||Nursing||On the relationship between levator ani tears and urethral closure pressure in women following vaginal birth||01Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 10:00 am||Earl Lewis Room - third floor in Rackham||Janis Miriam Miller|
|Ramya||Kumar||Chemical Engineering||Directing Interfacial Events Using Biomimetic Polymer Brushes||02Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 12:00 pm||NCRC B10 G064||Joerg Lahann|
|Christopher||Donnelly||Oral Health Sciences||Neurotrophic Factor Signaling Mechanisms Underlying the Development of Peripheral Neural Circuits||03Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 12:00 pm||DENTISTRY G550||Brian Anthony Pierchala|
|Kyle||Ferguson||Chemistry||Probing the Non-Oxidative Decarboxylation Mechanism of Ferulic Acid Decarboxylase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae||04Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 1:00 pm||1706 Chemistry Building||E Neil G Marsh|
|Zhiyuan||Yao||Molecular, Cell & Dev Biology||Molecular Mechanism and Regulation of Autophagy||05Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 2:00 pm||BOARDROOM LSI BUILDING||Daniel J Klionsky|
|Chang-Hong||Hsu||Computer Science & Eng||Towards Power- and Energy-efficient Datacenters||06Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 2:00 pm||3725 BEYSTER||Jason Mars and Lingjia Tang|
|Elizabeth||Ela||Sociology||"I Should Be Pregnant So Many Times By Now": Risk Perception, Numeracy, and Young Women's Contraceptive Use||07Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 2:00 pm||4155 LSA||Jennifer S Barber|
|Joshua||Damron||Chemistry||Insights into Crystalline and Materials Solids from Advances in Magic Angle Spinning NMR||08Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 2:30 pm||EARL LEWIS ROOM IN RACKHAM||Ayyalusamy Ramamoorthy|
|Sarah||Bell||Psychology & Women's Studies||What Happens in a Hook Up?: Young Women's Behaviors, Emotions, and Pleasures.||09Thursday, March 15, 2018, 9:00 am||PILLSBURY CONF RM EAST HALL||Sara Isobel McClelland|
|Michael||Deininger||Design Science||Informing Intentional use of Prototyping in Engineering Design: Context-Specific Novice Approaches and Stakeholder Feedback||10Thursday, March 15, 2018, 9:30 am||2540 GGB||Shanna Daly and Kathleen Helen Sienko|
|Katherine||Reichl||Aerospace Engineering||Active Metastructures for Vibration Suppression||11Thursday, March 15, 2018, 10:00 am||FXB 1044||Daniel J Inman|
|Yu-Pu||Chen||Biostatistics||Semiparametric Latent Variable Models for Chronic Diseases with Responses of Multiple Types and Scales||12Thursday, March 15, 2018, 10:00 am||M4318 SPH II||Alexander Tsodikov|
|Claudio||Vilas Boas Favero||Chemical Engineering||Destabilization, Flocculation, and Deposition of Asphaltenes||13Thursday, March 15, 2018, 11:00 am||GENERAL MOTORS CONFERENCE HALL - LEC||Hugh Scott Fogler|
|Tian||Bao||Mechanical Engineering||Vibrotactile Sensory Augmentation and Machine Learning Based Approaches for Balance Rehabilitation||14Thursday, March 15, 2018, 2:00 pm||GM CONF ROOM IN LURIE ENGINEERING CENTER||Kathleen Helen Sienko|
|Olivia||McGovern||Microbiology & Immunology||Endocytic Trafficking in Toxoplasma Gondii||15Friday, March 16, 2018, 9:00 am||Medical Science Building 2 WLH-3697||Vernon Bruce Carruthers|
|James||Bour||Chemistry||Accessibility, Reactivity, and Fluoroalkylation Reactions of High-Oxidation-State Organonickel Complexes||16Friday, March 16, 2018, 10:00 am||ROOM 1300 CHEMISTRY||Melanie S Sanford|
|Ross||Maguire||Earth & Environmental Sciences||An integrated geophysical approach to investigating thermal and chemical heterogeneity in Earth's mantle||17Friday, March 16, 2018, 10:00 am||2520 CC Little Building||Jeroen Ritsema|
|Yu-Chih||Tung||Computer Science & Eng||Acoustic Sensing: Mobile Applications and Frameworks||18Friday, March 16, 2018, 1:00 pm||2224 EECS||Kang Geun Shin|
|Rebecca||Craig||Chemistry||Applications of Raman Microspectroscopy to the Study of Atmospheric Aerosol Particles||19Friday, March 16, 2018, 1:00 pm||Not available yet||Andrew P Ault|
|Miranda||Fitzgerald||Educational Studies||Texts and Tasks in Elementary Project-based Science||20Friday, March 16, 2018, 1:00 pm||Room 2327 School of Education Building||Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar|
|Ryan||Caverly||Aerospace Engineering||Optimal Output Modification and Robust Control using Minimum Gain and the Large Gain Theorem||21Friday, March 16, 2018, 1:00 pm||1000 WILSON STUDENT TEAM PROJECT CENTER||James Richard Forbes|
|Ryan||Wade||Health Behavior & Health Educ||Racialized Sexual Discrimination and Psychological Wellbeing among Young Black Gay/Bisexual Men (YBGBM)||22Friday, March 16, 2018, 2:00 pm||SCHOOL PUBLIC HEALTH I - 2610 CROSSROADS||Gary W Harper|
|Yumeng||Li||Biostatistics||Dynamic prediction of the onset of acute graft-versus-host-disease with longitudinal biomarkers||23Monday, March 19, 2018, 11:00 am||School of Public Health||Thomas M Braun|
|Brady||G'Sell||Anthropology & History||Making Motherhood Work: Women?s Child Support Claims, Race, and the Remaking of Citizenship in South Africa 1950-2014||24Monday, March 19, 2018, 1:00 pm||ANTHRO HISTORY LOUNGE HAVEN HALL||Adam Philip Ashforth|
|Lianli||Liu||Electrical Engin-Systems||Optimizing Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Image-Guided Radiotherapy||25Monday, March 19, 2018, 1:30 pm||3725 BBB||James M Balter and Jeffrey A Fessler|
|Alexandra||Fraser||History of Art||Picturing the Interior: Materials, Decoration, Politics (1880-1900)||26Monday, March 19, 2018, 1:30 pm||CONFERENCE ROOM, TAPPAN HALL||Alexander D Potts|
|Jaymin||Kim||History||The Rule of Ritual in the Qing Tributary World, 1630s-1840s: Asymmetry and Elastic Sovereignty||27Monday, March 19, 2018, 6:00 pm||RACKHAM 4TH FLOOR EAST CONF. ROOM||Par Kristoffer Cassel|
|Jordan||Bemmels||Ecology & Evolutionary Biology||Species Range Shifts in Dynamic Geological and Climatic Landscapes: Studies in Temperate and Tropical Trees||28Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 10:00 am||Rackham East Conference Room, 4th Floor||Christopher William Dick|
|John||McCrone IV||Microbiology & Immunology||Influenza evolution within and between human hosts is driven by stochastic processes and tight bottlenecks||29Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 10:00 am||MEDICAL SCIENCE 1 - M5330||Adam Lauring|
|Kevin||Fries||Civil Engineering||Fusing Large Datasets and Models to Improve Understanding of Hydrologic and Hydraulic Processes||30Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 12:15 pm||2029 GG BROWN||Branko Kerkez|
|Alaina||Neal||Educational Studies||"They Don't Want to See Us Succeed": How Schools Produce Identities for Black Female Students||31Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 1:30 pm||SOE BUILDING TRIBUTE ROOM||Carla O'Connor|
|Kyong Tak||Cho||Computer Science & Eng||From Attack to Defense: Toward Secure In-vehicle Networks||32Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 2:00 pm||3725 BEYSTER BUILDING||Kang Geun Shin|
|Erik||Brinkman||Computer Science & Eng||Understanding Financial Market Behavior through Empirical Game-Theoretic Analysis||33Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 2:30 pm||GENERAL MOTORS CONFERENCE HALL LEC||Michael P Wellman|
|Hyeongseok||Kim||Electrical Engineering||Millimeter-scale RF Integrated Circuits and Antennas for Energy-efficient Wireless Sensor Nodes||34Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 3:00 pm||1303 EECS||David D Wentzloff|
|Grant||Mandarino||History of Art||Seeing Class: Graphic Satire and the Cultivation of Radicalism in the Weimar Republic||35Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 4:15 pm||TAPPAN, 270||Matthew Nicholas Biro|
|Yang||Li||Nursing||Applying Allostatic Load to Perinatal Outcomes Research||36Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 10:00 am||ROOM 1184 NORTH INGALLS BUILDING||Julia Schwartz Seng|
|Christian Samuel||Alvarez Privado||Epidemiological Science||Current and Future Perspectives of Prostate Cancer in Thailand||37Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 10:00 am||SPH2 1122, SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH||Alison Mondul|
|Aric||Schultz||Microbiology & Immunology||An Analysis of LCAT in Regards to Egress in Toxoplasma gondii||38Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 12:00 pm||3697 MEDICAL SCIENCE II||Vernon Bruce Carruthers|
|Katherine||Finn||Nursing||Pediatric Survivors of Severe Malaria: Academic Performance Following a Cognitive Intervention in Uganda||39Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 3:00 pm||EARL LEWIS ROOM, RACKHAM||Bruno J Giordani|
|Rebecca||Gadd||Educational Studies||Developing Novices' Professional Scripts for Teaching: An Investigation of Teacher Education Practice||40Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 3:00 pm||SEB 2327||Deborah Loewenberg Ball|
|Michael||Hall||Psychology||Living Congenially: Contextual, Relational, and Metacognitive Facilitators of Agreeable Political Information Environments||41Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 4:00 pm||4464 EAST HALL||Allison Nancy Earl and Phoebe C Ellsworth|
|Yevgeniy||Yesilevskiy||Mechanical Engineering||Understanding and Improving Locomotion: The Simultaneous Optimization of Motion and Morphology in Legged Robots||42Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 4:00 pm||2540 G.G. BROWN||C David Remy|
|Tina||Le||History of Art||Material Conceptualisms: Philippine Art under Authoritarianism, 1968 ? 1986||43Thursday, March 22, 2018, 9:00 am||TAPPAN HALL BASEMENT CONFERENCE ROOM||Joan Kee|
|Ibrahim||Boulares||Physics||Raman studies of surface phonons in the topological insulators Bi2Se3 and Bi2Te3||44Thursday, March 22, 2018, 10:00 am||2246 Randall||Roberto D Merlin|
|Lauren||Beesley||Biostatistics||Missing Data and Variable Selection Methods for Cure Models in Cancer Research||45Thursday, March 22, 2018, 10:30 am||SPHI 1655||Jeremy Michael George Taylor|
|Bradley||Keller||Macromolecular Science & Eng||From Small Molecules to Polymers: Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Organic Conjugated Systems for Solar Applications||46Thursday, March 22, 2018, 11:00 am||1706 CHEMISTRY||Theodore G Goodson III|
|Dong Ik||Kang||Economics||Three Essays in Macroeconomics||47Thursday, March 22, 2018, 12:00 pm||LORCH 267||Christopher L House|
|Byungjoo||Choi||Civil Engineering||The Role of Socio-Cognitive Process in Construction Workers? Safety Behaviors||48Thursday, March 22, 2018, 12:00 pm||2029, G.G. BROWN BUILDING||Sanghyun Lee|
|Karen||Flannagan||Epidemiological Science||Polyunsaturated fatty acids and early-life chronic disease risk in Latin America||49Thursday, March 22, 2018, 12:00 pm||M1112 SPH II||Eduardo Villamor|
|Hye Jin||Hwang||Educational Studies||Do Knowledge and Motivation Matter? The Role of General Knowledge and Reading Motivation in Reading Achievement in the Elementary Years||50Thursday, March 22, 2018, 2:00 pm||BROWNLEE ROOM IN SCHOOL OF EDUCATION||Kai Schnabel Cortina and Nell Kristine Duke|
|Wen||Guo||Physics||Search for New Resonances and Dark Matter Particles with BSM Higgs Boson Productions at the LHC||51Thursday, March 22, 2018, 3:00 pm||WESTHALL 348||Bing Zhou|
|Xu||Zhang||Business Administration||The Value of Bargaining in Online Platform Markets||52Thursday, March 22, 2018, 3:00 pm||ROSS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, R4020||Francine Lafontaine and Puneet Manchanda|
|Christopher||Miles||Physics||Optimal control of the advection-diffusion equation for effective mixing.||53Thursday, March 22, 2018, 4:00 pm||Weiser 755||Charles R Doering|
|Bharadwaj||Mantha||Civil Engineering||Navigation, Planning And Coordination Algorithms For Mobile Service Robots In Indoor Built Environments||54Friday, March 23, 2018, 9:00 am||163 EWRE||Carol C Menassa|
|Gopal||Nataraj||Electrical Engin-Systems||Advances in Quantitative MRI: Acquisition, Estimation, and Application||55Friday, March 23, 2018, 10:00 am||GM ROOM, LURIE ENGINEERING CENTER||Jeffrey A Fessler and Jon-Fredrik Nielsen|
|Elizabeth||Johnson||Anthropology||Social and ecological challenges in female geladas||56Friday, March 23, 2018, 12:00 pm||4448 East Hall||Jacinta Catherine Beehner|
|Sophina||Taitano||Immunology||Role of Th2 Cytokines in Regulatory B Cells Growth and Function||57Friday, March 23, 2018, 1:00 pm||3330 MED SCI I||Nicholas W Lukacs and Steven K Lundy|
|Meredith||Henstridge||Applied Physics||Manipulating Light with Metamaterials: Synchrotron Radiation from an Accelerating Light Pulse and On-Chip Devices||58Friday, March 23, 2018, 1:15 pm||EARL LEWIS ROOM, RACKHAM BUILDING||Roberto D Merlin|
|Jasmine||Manalel||Psychology||Social Networks Across the Lifespan: Continuity, Context, and Consequences||59Friday, March 23, 2018, 1:30 pm||6080 ISR||Toni C Antonucci|
|Teal||Guidici||Statistics||Methods for utilizing co-expression networks for biological insight.||60Friday, March 23, 2018, 2:30 pm||SEB 2327||Charles Burant and George Michailidis|
|Scott||Rich||Applied & Interdis Mathematics||Interacting mechanisms driving synchrony in neural networks with inhibitory interneurons||61Friday, March 23, 2018, 3:00 pm||East Hall 1096||Victoria Booth and Michal R Zochowski|
|Romain||Fievet||Aerospace Engineering||Impact of thermodynamic nonequilibrium on the simulation and modeling of dual-mode scramjets||62Monday, March 26, 2018, 8:00 am||MCDIVITT CONFERENCE ROOM, FXB||Venkatramanan Raman|
|Cheryl||Lee||Nursing||Understanding use of genetic counseling among a sample of young breast cancer survivors||63Monday, March 26, 2018, 10:00 am||Rackham Exec. Board Rm. - 1st flr West||Debra Barton|
|Samantha||Grabowska||Architecture||Secret Spaces and Human Traces: The Architecture of Unauthorized Border-Crossers in the Sonoran Desert||64Monday, March 26, 2018, 10:00 am||TBD||Linda N Groat|
|Mary||Rogawski||Molecular & Cellular Pathology||Regulation of ATM and CDK2 kinases by the MRN complex in DNA damage signaling and cell cycle checkpoint control||65Monday, March 26, 2018, 12:00 pm||THSL 2903||David O Ferguson|
|Zhengkang||Zhang||Physics||Effective field theory approaches to particle physics beyond the Standard Model||66Monday, March 26, 2018, 12:00 pm||340 WEST HALL||James Daniel Wells|
|Zhizheng||Zhang||Electrical Engineering||Optical Quartz Crystal Microbalance (OQCM) for Dual-Mode Analysis||67Monday, March 26, 2018, 12:30 pm||GENERAL MOTORS CONFERENCE HALL, LEC||Xudong Fan and Duncan G Steel|
|Wenjia||Fan||Environmental Engineering||The Influence of Water-Rock Interaction on Trace Element Mobilization During Shale Gas Production||68Monday, March 26, 2018, 2:00 pm||2029 GGB||Brian Robert Ellis and Kim F Hayes|
|Kyoung Ha||Cha||Chemistry||Current Status of Glucose Sensing Technique: Non-Invasive and Continuous Glucose Monitoring Systems||69Monday, March 26, 2018, 3:00 pm||1706 CHEMISTRY||Mark E Meyerhoff|
|Amrita||Dhar||English Lang & Literature||Writing Sight and Blindness in Early Modern England||70Monday, March 26, 2018, 4:15 pm||3154 Angell Hall||Michael C Schoenfeldt and Valerie J Traub|
|Anthony||Charles||Physics||Explorations of Non-Supersymmetric Black Holes in Supergravity||71Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 10:00 am||340 West Hall||Finn Larsen|
|Angel||Elizondo Garza||Music Performance||Angel Elizondo, tuba & euphonium Dissertation Recitals||72Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 2:45 pm||Moore Building library conference room||Fritz A Kaenzig|
|Angel||Elizondo Garza||Music Performance||Angel Elizondo, Tuba & Euphonium Dissertation Recitals||73Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 2:45 pm||MOORE BUILDING LIBRARY CONFERENCE ROOM||Fritz A Kaenzig|
|Erica||Schulte||Psychology||Food Characteristics Implicated in Biobehavioral Indicators of Addiction in Vulnerable Individuals||74Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 3:30 pm||POND ROOM, MICHIGAN UNION||Ashley Nicole Gearhardt|
|Yiqin||Ma||Molecular, Cell & Dev Biology||Regulation of chromatin structure during terminal differentiation and cell cycle exit in Drosophila melanogaster||75Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 9:00 am||EARL LEWIS CONFERENCE ROOM RACKHAM BUILD||Laura Buttitta|
|Jacob||Geri||Chemistry||Bond Activation by Unconventional Lewis Pairs||76Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 11:00 am||1706 Chemistry||Nathaniel Szymczak|
|Caitlin||Rodriguez||Neuroscience||Deciphering a role for upstream open reading frames in the nervous system||77Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 1:00 pm||Kahn Auditorium||Peter Todd|
|Minyu||Xiao||Chemistry||ELUCIDATING BURIED INTERFACIAL STRUCTURES OF COMPLEX MATERIALS USING ADVANCED SPECTROSCOPIC AND MICROSCOPIC TECHNIQUES||78Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 2:00 pm||CHEM 1706||Zhan Chen|
|Biming||Wu||Biomedical Engineering||Development of Self-regulatory Gene Circuits for Cartilage Tissue Engineering||79Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 2:00 pm||Johnson Room, Lurie Engineering Center||Rhima M Coleman|
|Jillian||Mortimer||Educational Studies||Pre-service Teachers' Understanding and Interpretations of the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice||80Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 2:30 pm||SEB2327||Edward A Silver|
|Jacques||Vest||History||Vox Machinae: Phonographs and the Birth of Sonic Modernity, 1870-1930||81Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 4:00 pm||1029B Tisch Hall||Howard Brick and James W Cook Jr|