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May 2016

Hyunkyung "Hannah" Kim

"Identity in Sociocultural Context: Life Stories of Korean Youth in New York City"

Committee Chair: Dr. Deborah Vietze
Committee Members: Drs. Louise Hainline and Bruce Homer

Thursday, May 26, 2016, at 10:30 am, in room 6203.27, Graduate Center

Jamie Twaite

"Examining Relationships between Basic Emotion Perception and Musical Training in the Prosodic, Facial, and Lexical Channels of Communication and in Music "

Committee Chair: Dr. Joan C. Borod
Committee Members: Drs. Adam Brickman, Howard Erlichman, Jennifer Stewart, Justin Storbeck

Thursday, May 26, 2016, at 3:00 pm, in room E308, Queens College: 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Queens, NY 11367

Nicole Colombino

"Preventing sexual violence where it most often occurs: An investigation of the situational and structural components of child sexual abuse in residential settings "[Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Cynthia Calkins
Committee Members: Drs. Michele Galietta, Elizabeth Jeglic, Karyn Smarz, Karen Terry
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at 10:00 am, in room 10.65.36, New Building, John Jay College of Criminal Justice: 524 West 59th st., New York, NY 10019

Christina Massey

"Remembrance of Things Past: Does Self-Report Moderate the Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Long-Term Psychiatric Consequences? " [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Cathy Spatz Widom
Committee Members: Drs. Maureen Allwood, Geraldine Downey, Valentina Nikulina, Deryn Strange

Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at 3:00 pm, in room 9.68 NB, John Jay College of Criminal Justice: 524 West 59th st., New York, NY 10019
Christine Baker

"Transactive Knowledge Systems, Shared Leadership Style, and Team Effectiveness"

Committee Chair: Dr. Elizabeth Brauner
Committee Members: Drs. Cheryl Carmichael, Jennifer Feitosa, Christine Gockel, Aaron Kozbelt
Tuesday May 24, at 10:15 pm, in room 5117,Brooklyn College

Claire J. Hoogendoorn

Medication Management in Pediatric Chronic Illness: Should Patient Anxiety be Considered?" [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Laura Reigada
Committee Members: Drs. AKeith Benkov, Yu Gao, Laura Rabin, Deborah Walder
Monday, May 16, 2016, at 12:15 pm, in room 5117, James Hall, Brooklyn College: 2900 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11210


Lauren Gonzales

"Mental Illness Stigma and Community Integration: Linking Perceived Experiences with Reported Behavior"

Committee Chair: Dr. Philip Yanos
Committee Members: Drs. Tim Aubry, Preeti Chauhan, Kevin Nadal, Mark Salzer

Monday, May 2, 2016, at 3:00pm, in room 6.63.37, John Jay College of Criminal Justice,524 W 59th St, 6 Fl, New York, NY 10019

April 2016

Bryce DuBois

"Beaches, People, and Change: A Political Ecology of Rockaway Beach After Hurricane Sandy"
Committee Chair: Dr. Setha Low
Committee Members: Drs. David Chapin, Leigh Graham, William Kornblum, Dana Taplin, Keith Tidball

Thursday, April 21, 2016, at 2:00pm, in room 6302.02: Graduate Center

Christina Shane-Simpson

"Gendered Expression Online: Exploring Gendered Communication on Facebook and in Collaborative Editing Task"

Committee Chair: Dr. Kristen Gillespie-Lynch
Committee Members: Drs. Patricia Brooks, Ellen-ge Denton, Michael Mandiberg, Anna Stetsenko

Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at 2:00pm, in room 6304.02, the Graduate Center

Magdelena Galazyn

"Participation Strategies in Low-Resource Settings and Their Impact on Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills: A Study in Four Different National Geographical Regions.;

Committee Chair: Dr. Colette Daiute
Committee Members: Drs. Judith Diers, Mary Clare Lennon, David Rindskopf, Janey Sigal

Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 2:00 pm, in room 6304.02, the Graduate Center

Emily Hotez

"A Developmental Perspective on PArental Cognitions and Emotions in the Context of a Parent-Mediated Intervention for Children with ASD" [Abstract]
Committee Chair: Dr. Michael Siller
Committee Members: Dr. Patricia Brooks, Dr. Kristen Gillespie-Lynch, Dr. Herbert Saltzstein, Dr. Nava Silton


Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at 10:00am, in the Jane Jacobs Thesis Room, 6th floor, the Graduate Center

Jennifer Loveland

"The Relationships among Different Traits of Masculinity and Intimate Partner Violence" [Abstract]
Committee Chair: Dr. Chitra Raghavan
Committee Members: Dr. Cynthia Calkins, Dr. Edward Kagen, Dr. Lisa Litt, Dr. Kevin Nadal

Monday, April 18, 2016, at 4:00 PM, in room 10.65.36 of John Jay College of Criminal Justice: 524 W 59th st.. New York, NY 10019

Brian M. Johnston

"Does Intergroup Threat Cause Distinct Contact Orientations for High and Low Status Groups?"

Committee Chair: Dr. Demis E. Glasford
Committee Members: Drs. Curtis Hardin, Masi Noor, Tracey Revenson, Daryl Wout

friday, April 15, 2016, at 12:00pm, in room HN611 of Hunter College: 695 Park Ave., New York, NY 10065

Enitza C. Carrill

"The Words and Worlds of Disability: Service Providers' Discourses on Disablement and Neurodiversity"

Committee Chair: Dr. Anna Stetsenko
Committee Members: Drs. David Chapin, Kristen Gillespie-Lynch, Jospeh Glick, Priya Lalvani

Thursday, April 14, 2016, at 2:00pm, in room 6304.01, the Graduate Center

Leighann Starkey

"Community Violence, School Climate, and Social-Emotional Well-Being in the Democratic Republic of Congo"

Committee Chair: Dr. Angela Crossman
Committee Members: Drs. J. Lawrence Aber, Maureen Allwood, Peter Halpin, Louis Schlesinger, Edward Seidman

Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at 10:00am, in room 10.65.36 of John Jay College: 524 West 59th st., New York, NY 10019

Rachel Liebert

"Becoming Serpent: Mapping Coils of Paranois in a Neocolonial Security State" [Abstract]
Committee Chair: Dr. Michelle Fine
Committee Members: Drs. Linda Alcoff, Sunil Bhatia, Patricia Clough, Cindi Katz

Monday, April 11, 2016, at 4:00pm, in Room 6304.02, the Graduate Center

Natalie Hung

"Boundaries and Belonging: Asian America, Psychology, and Psychoanalysis" [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr.Paul Wachtel
Committee Members: Dr. Deidre Anglin, Dr. Robert Grossman, Dr. Diana Punales Morejon, and Dr. Joseph Reynoso

Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at 10:00 AM, in room 6/293 of the North Academic Center at the City College of New York: 160 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10031


March 2016

Philip Kreniske

" How Interactive Writing Media Influenced the Way Freshmen in an Educational Opportunity Program Made Sense of their College Transition" [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr.Colette Daiute
Committee Members: Dr. Stephen Brier, Dr. Patricia Brooks, Dr. David Rindskopf, and Dr. Luke Waltzer

Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 2:00pm, in room 6304.01, the Graduate Center, CUNY

February 2016

Karin Belser

"Maternal History of Neglect, Mind-Mindedness, and the Cycle of Neglect" [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Elliot Jurist
Committee Members: Dr. Paul Wachtel, Dr. Benjamin Harris, Dr. Lesia Ruglass, Dr. Katie Gentile

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 11:30 am in room 6/293 of the North Academic Center at the City College of New York: 160 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10031