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As soon as a defense date is known, the student should report that date to the graduate secretary. The student will provide the critical essay, thesis or dissertation title, date, the time, the location, as well as the committee members. The graduate secretary will relay this information for posting here.

No later than two weeks before the scheduled date, the student must provide a copy of the critical essay, thesis, dissertation or proposal to the committee. The student will also provide the document to the graduate program director and secretary via email. If a document is not provided by the two-week deadline the defense or exam may be rescheduled.

Theses, dissertations, proposals and critical essays will be cross checked for plagiarism using Any questionable sections will be flagged, and reported back to the student and advisor.

2021 Defenses

DateDefenderDefense Type
2021-10-28 Barbara Jennings Master Defense
2021-09-27 Richard Weeks Ph.D. Defense
2021-09-23 Carl Sciacchitano Ph.D. Defense
2021-09-16 Shiekha Mittal Master Defense
2021-08-30 Lang Liu Ph.D. Defense
2021-08-27 Xin Luo Oral Qualifying Exam
2021-08-24 Morgan Kandrac Oral Qualifying Exam
2021-07-28 Yan Zhang Ph.D. Defense
2021-07-27 Matthew Igo Ph.D. Defense
2021-07-14 Marina Girbal Master Defense
2021-07-08 Xudong Tang Ph.D. Defense
2021-06-28 Katelyn Meyler Master Defense
2021-04-28 Xiaoqi Wang Oral Qualifying Exam
2021-03-10 Noopur Gosavi Ph.D. Defense
2021-01-11 Shiwei Su Oral Qualifying Exam