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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Defense Details Dissertation Program
Date: 10/27/2021
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Pearson Hall, None of the abovehttps://udel.zoom.us/j/99183803450
Room: 304

The Effects Of Horizontal Fiscal Equalization On The Expenditures Of Local Governments: The Case Of Seoul, Korea

By: Minhee Kim          Chair: Jonathan Justice         

Full Abstract >

Urban Affairs & Public Policy
Date: 10/27/2021
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Star CampusJoin Zoom Meeting https://udel.zoom.us/j/5152673533 Password: AAR2021
Room: 713

The Emergency Medical Services Delivery In Mass Gathering Events: A Case Study Of The Hajj

By: Abdulhadi (Hadi) Abdulkarim Al Ruwaithi          Chair: Benigno Aguirre         

Full Abstract >

Disaster Science & Management
Date: 10/25/2021
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: None of the aboveJoin Zoom Meeting: https://udel.zoom.us/j/96873003169 Password: 040550
Room: 0

Moving Together Towards Vision Zero: A Case Of Managerial Mediation Of Values And Imaginaries In Transportation Planning

By: Susan Grasso          Chair: Saleem Ali         

Full Abstract >

Urban Affairs & Public Policy
Date: 10/22/2021
Time: 12:30 PM
Location: None of the abovezoom
Room: 0

Investigating Transcriptional and Post-transcriptional Control in Eye and Lens Development and their Associated Defects

By: Shaili Patel          Chair: Salil Lachke         

Full Abstract >

Biological Sciences
Date: 10/20/2021
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: None of the aboveZoom (https://udel.zoom.us/j/93165940221)
Room: 1

Modeling the Reduction Kinetics of Nitroaromatic Compounds and Munition Constituents in Environmental Media

By: Kevin Hickey          Chair: Dominic Di Toro         

Full Abstract >

Civil Engineering
Date: 10/06/2021
Time: 3:30 PM
Location: None of the abovezoom
Room: 0

The Microbiome of Concrete and Naturally Occurring Carbonate Minerals

By: Erik Kiledal          Chair: Julie Maresca         

Full Abstract >

Biological Sciences

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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