Dissertation Announcements
  Student Name:   Necochea, Virginia
  College:   Education
  Department:   Language, Literacy & Sociocultural Studies
  Dissertation Title:  
The Racial Discourses of Teach Education Students in the Urban Southwest

  Date:  March 31, 2015
  Time:   2:00 pm
  Location:   Travelstead Room 125
  Committee Chair:   Ruth Trinidad Galvan
  Committee Members:
  • Sylvia Celedon-Pattichis
  • Nancy Lopez
  • Amanda Lewis
  

  Student Name:   Turo, Bryan W.
  College:   Arts & Sciences
  Department:   History
  Dissertation Title:  
An Empire of Dust: Thomas Benton Catron and the Age of Capital in the Hispano Borderlands, 1868-1921.

  Date:  April 01, 2015
  Time:   2:00 PM
  Location:   1104 Mesa Vista Hall
  Committee Chair:   Samuel Truett
  Committee Members:
  • Larry Durwood Ball
  • Jason Scott Smith
  • Phillip Gonzales
  

  Student Name:   Careaga-Coleman, Dora
  College:   Arts & Sciences
  Department:   Spanish and Portuguese
  Dissertation Title:  
La ausencia de lo afro en la identidad nacional de Mexico: Raza y los mecanismos de invisibilizacion de los afrodescendientes en la historia, la cultura popular y la literature Mexicana.

  Date:  April 01, 2015
  Time:   9:00 am
  Location:   Ortega Hall 335
  Committee Chair:   Kathryn McKnight
  Committee Members:
  • Santiago Vaquera Vasquez
  • Nancy Lopez
  • Christine Arce
  

  Student Name:   Dunn, Colleen M.
  College:   Arts & Sciences
  Department:   English
  Dissertation Title:  
Gods Chosen: The Cults of Virgin Martyrs in Anglo-Saxon England

  Date:  April 01, 2015
  Time:   2:00 pm
  Location:   Humanities 324
  Committee Chair:   Jonathan Davis-Secord
  Committee Members:
  • Helen Damico
  • Anita Obermeier
  • Timothy Graham
  

  Student Name:   Kumar, Rakesh
  College:   Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies
  Department:   OSE-P&A
  Dissertation Title:  
Three-Dimensional Imaging using a novel Rotating Point Spread Function Imager.

  Date:  April 02, 2015
  Time:   3:00 pm
  Location:   P&A, Room 1131
  Committee Chair:   Sudhakar Prasad
  Committee Members:
  • Majeed Hayat
  • Keith Lidke
  • Huaiyu Duan
  

  Student Name:   Albright, Danielle
  College:   Arts & Sciences
  Department:   Sociology
  Dissertation Title:  
Public Frames and Message Cooptation In Policy Oriented Social Movements

  Date:  April 02, 2015
  Time:   3:30 pm
  Location:   SSCO 1101
  Committee Chair:   Richard Wood
  Committee Members:
  • Lisa Broidy
  • Michael Rocca
  • Wayne Santoro
  

  Student Name:   Odufuwa, Olufolake
  College:   Arts & Sciences
  Department:   Economics
  Dissertation Title:  
Racial and Ethic Disparities in health outcomes - Focusing on Aging Population.

  Date:  April 02, 2015
  Time:   2:00 pm
  Location:   Room ECON 1052
  Committee Chair:   Robert Valdez
  Committee Members:
  • Melissa Binder
  • Robert Berrens
  • Marcia Ory
  

  Student Name:   Biro, Jordan
  College:   Arts & Sciences
  Department:   History
  Dissertation Title:  
Uncommon Knowledge: Lesbian and Gay New Mexico, 1920s - 1980s

  Date:  April 03, 2015
  Time:   11:00 am
  Location:   1104 Mesa Vista Hall
  Committee Chair:   Virginia Scharff
  Committee Members:
  • Cathleen Cahill
  • Andrew Sandoval Strausz
  • Peter Boag
  

  Student Name:   Temina-Kingsolver, Valentina
  College:   Education
  Department:   Educational Linguistics/LLSS
  Dissertation Title:  
Effects of Holistic and Analytic Instructional Approaches on the Acquisition of Various Types of Formulaic Sequences: An empirical study of adult learners of English-as-a-second language.

  Date:  April 03, 2015
  Time:   3:00 PM
  Location:   TEC 230
  Committee Chair:   Jill Morford
  Committee Members:
  • Barbara Shaffer
  • Lois Meyer
  • Paul Edmunds
  

  Student Name:   Garcia, Joseph
  College:   Arts & Sciences
  Department:   Latin American Studies
  Dissertation Title:  
Natural Resource Revolutions: Mexico and Cuba Within the Sphere of U.S. Hegemony.

  Date:  April 03, 2015
  Time:   9:00 AM
  Location:   Zimmerman, Waters Room
  Committee Chair:   Nancy Lopez
  Committee Members:
  • Linda Hall
  • Nelson Valdes
  • Christopher White
  

  Student Name:   Larsen, Christopher
  College:   Arts & Sciences
  Department:   Chemistry & Chemical Biology
  Dissertation Title:  
Electrochemical Investigation of Homogenous Species at an Electrode Interface.

  Date:  April 06, 2015
  Time:   1:10 PM
  Location:   Advanced Materials Laboratory Conference Room
  Committee Chair:   Richard Kemp
  Committee Members:
  • Martin Kirk
  • Ramesh Giri
  • Zachary Sharp
  

  Student Name:   Kinsey, Valerie L.
  College:   Arts & Sciences
  Department:   English
  Dissertation Title:  
A rhetorical investigation of the tactics used by the Mormon Church to prevent ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment

  Date:  April 06, 2015
  Time:   1:00 pm
  Location:   Humanities 324
  Committee Chair:   Charles Paine
  Committee Members:
  • Susan Romano
  • Sharon Warner
  • Roxanne Mountford
  

  Student Name:   Stein, Benjamin
  College:   Arts & Sciences
  Department:   Chemistry & Chemical Biology
  Dissertation Title:  
Electronic Structure of the Pyranopterin Ditholene Cofactor and Pendant Radicals as Probes of Open-Shell Configurations.

  Date:  April 07, 2015
  Time:   1:00 pm
  Location:   Clark 214A
  Committee Chair:   Martin Kirk
  Committee Members:
  • Richard Kemp
  • Hua Guo
  • Sang Han
  

  Student Name:   Dong, Chao
  College:   Arts & Sciences
  Department:   Chemistry & Chemical Biology
  Dissertation Title:  
Spectroscopic and Computational Studies of Molybdenum Coordination Environment By Enzyme and Model Analogs

  Date:  April 08, 2015
  Time:   2:00 PM
  Location:   Clark 214A
  Committee Chair:   Martin Kirk
  Committee Members:
  • Hua Guo
  • Wei Wang
  • Changjian Feng
  

  Student Name:   Walters, Lynn Marie
  College:   Arts & Sciences
  Department:   Communication and Journalism
  Dissertation Title:  
Through Their Own Eyes: Exploring New Mexico High School Students Perceptions of the Influences on Their Food Practices.

  Date:  April 10, 2015
  Time:   10 AM
  Location:   Communication & Journalism Fishbowl
  Committee Chair:   Ilia Rodriguez
  Committee Members:
  • Tamar Ginossar
  • Miguel Gandert
  • Glenda Balas
  • Julia Hess
  

  Student Name:   Sensibaugh, Cheryl A.
  College:   Biomedical Health Sciences
  Department:   Biomedical Sciences
  Dissertation Title:  
Defining and Assessing Problem Solving Across a Biochemistry Curriculum.

  Date:  April 10, 2015
  Time:   1:00 pm
  Location:   Domenici Center West B102
  Committee Chair:   Marcy Osgood
  Committee Members:
  • Steven Mitchell
  • Erika Offerdahl
  • Jay Parkes
  

  Student Name:   Martin, Eric
  College:   Graduate Interdisciplinary Studies
  Department:   Nanoscience and Microsystems
  Dissertation Title:  
Spectroscopic, imaging, and Doping Studies of Push-Pull Conjugated Polymer/Fullerene Solar Cells

  Date:  April 10, 2015
  Time:   4:00 pm
  Location:   Clark Hall 214
  Committee Chair:   John Grey
  Committee Members:
  • Ganesh Balakrishnan
  • Sang Eon Han
  • David Dunlap
  

  Student Name:   Wright, Natalie A.
  College:   Arts & Sciences
  Department:   Biology
  Dissertation Title:  
The effects of ecology and evolution on avian flight.

  Date:  April 16, 2015
  Time:   11:00 am
  Location:   51 Castetter Hall
  Committee Chair:   Christopher C. Witt
  Committee Members:
  • James Brown
  • Blair Wolf
  • Jeffrey Long
  

  Student Name:   Johnson-Esparza, Yajaira
  College:   Arts & Sciences
  Department:   Psychology
  Dissertation Title:  
Latino in the U.S.: Do Ethnic Identity and Family Support Protect Against Ethnic Discrimination?

  Date:  April 16, 2015
  Time:   11:30 am
  Location:   RWJF Conference Room, 1909 Las Lomas NE
  Committee Chair:   Steven Verney
  Committee Members:
  • Kamilla Venner
  • Lisa Cacari-Stone
  • Gabriel Sanchez
  

  Student Name:   Larach, Gustavo
  College:   Arts & Sciences
  Department:   Art & Art History
  Dissertation Title:  
Discourses of Dissent in Contemporary Honduran Art

  Date:  April 29, 2015
  Time:   9:00 am
  Location:   CFA
  Committee Chair:   Kirsten Buick
  Committee Members:
  • Kency Cornejo
  • Erica Segre
  • Szu Han Ho
  

  Student Name:   Lang, Matthias D.
  College:   Arts & Sciences
  Department:   Physics and Astronomy
  Dissertation Title:  
Measures of Nonclassical Correlations and Quantum-Enhanced Interferometry.

  Date:  April 30, 2015
  Time:   3:30 pm
  Location:   PandA, Room 190
  Committee Chair:   Carlton Caves
  Committee Members:
  • Akimasa Miyake
  • David Dunlap
  • Rolando Somma