Dissertation Defense Schedule

Academic Excellence

Sharing original dissertation research is a principle to which the University of Delaware is deeply committed. It is the single most important assignment our graduate students undertake and upon completion is met with great pride.

We invite you to celebrate this milestone by attending their dissertation defense. Please review the upcoming dissertation defense schedule below and join us!

Dissertation Defense Form

Must be received two weeks prior to your defense.

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Upcoming Doctoral Dissertation Defense

The list below is organized by the most current Dissertation Defense first. You may sort by “Program of Study” or search for a specific dissertation via the search box. To learn more about a specific dissertation select the dissertation’s title or the term “Full Abstract”.



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Date: 05/29/2019
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveOld College
Room: 211

“Shaping the Royal Image: Gerrit van Honthorst and the Stuart Courts in London and The Hague, 1620-1649.”

By: Michele Frederick          Chair: Perry Chapman         

Full Abstract >

Art History
Date: 05/22/2019
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: ISE Lab
Room: 467

Exploring Conductive, Selective and Stable Polymeric Membranes for Redox Flow Batteries

By: Hao Wang          Chair: Yushan Yan         

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Chemical Engineering
Date: 05/20/2019
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Munroe Hall
Room: 203

The Circulation of Foreign Coinage in the United States: An American Response, ca.1750–1857

By: Jesse Kraft          Chair: Katherine Grier         

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Date: 05/17/2019
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: Smith Hall
Room: 341

Migration Management, Global Migration Governance, and the case of the International Organization for Migration’s Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration

By: Michael Smith          Chair: Matthew Weinert         

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Political Science & International Relations
Date: 05/14/2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Star Campus
Room: 113

Food Insecurity as A Pediatric Health Concern

By: Keith Fishlock          Chair: Della Campbell         

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Nursing: Doctor of Nursing Practice
Date: 05/14/2019
Time: 8:15 AM
Location: Star Campus
Room: 0

The Use of a Progressive Mobility Protocol to Enhance Patient Outcomes

By: Tiffany Snow          Chair: Jennifer Saylor         

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Nursing: Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Process


Visit our “Step-by-Step Graduation Guide” to take you through the graduation process.From formatting your Dissertation to Doctoral Hooding procedures.

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Dissertation Manual

Wondering how to set up the format for your paper. Refer to the “UD Thesis/Dissertation Manual” for formatting requirements and more.

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Defense Submission Form

This form must be completed two weeks in advance of a dissertation defense to meet the University of Delaware Graduate and Professional Education’s requirements.

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