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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Download the official UD thesis/dissertation manual.

Dissertation Discourse

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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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Defense Details Dissertation Program
Date: 03/09/2020
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Allen Lab
Room: 101

BiomeSeq: A Quantitative Approach for the Analysis of Animal Microbiomes and its Application in Characterizing the Microbial Ecology of Avian Species

By: Kelly Mulholland          Chair: Calvin Keeler         

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Bioinformatics & Systems Biology
Date: 03/04/2020
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveOld College
Room: 122

The Beauty of the Bough-Hung Banks: William Morris in the Thames Landscape

By: Sarah Leonard          Chair: Sandy Isenstadt         

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Art History
Date: 03/03/2020
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Graham Hall
Room: 278

Health and Vulnerability Among Internally Displaced Persons in Burundi and Somalia

By: Hira Rashid          Chair: Erin Knight         

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Urban Affairs & Public Policy
Date: 02/28/2020
Time: 11:15 AM
Location: Evans Hall
Room: 210

Cellular Networks with Densely Deployed Antennas and Imperfect Network State Information

By: Guangyi Liu          Chair: Leonard Cimini         

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Electrical & Computer Engineering
Date: 02/27/2020
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: None of the aboveOld College
Room: 211

Mapping Immigrant New York: Race and Place in Ashcan Visual Culture

By: Margartia Karasoulas          Chair: Wendy Bellion         

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Art History
Date: 02/26/2020
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Star Campus
Room: 313

The Effect of Acute Exercise on Pulsatile Load in Healthy Aging

By: Joseph Stock          Chair: David Edwards         

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Applied Physiology

The Process


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

Your First Step >

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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