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S19 commencement program

S19 commencement program

Spring Commencement

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Saturday, May 11, 2019

Dear Iowa State University Graduates and Guests:

Congratulations to all of the Spring 2019 graduates of Iowa State University!

Welcome to Iowa State University’s Spring 2019 Commencement.
Congratulations to all of the graduates, and thank you to everyone
who played a role in their successful journey through Iowa State.

Commencement is an opportunity to reflect on what you have
learned and to celebrate your achievements. Every single graduate
has been a valued and important member of the Iowa State
community. We are a better university because of the diverse,
positive contributions you have made during your time here. We
thank you for the many ways you have enhanced our campus –
both inside and outside the classroom, and we wish you the very
best as you begin your next chapter.

Iowa State is now in its 161st year as the state’s only land-grant university. We are proud to be
one of the most student-centered public research institutions in the country. Through our distinct
mission of education, research, and extension, Iowa State is preparing students for fulfilling careers
and lives and for meeting the needs of society. Iowa State graduates will become the professionals,
entrepreneurs, and leaders of our state, nation, and world; and their future accomplishments will
reflect the exceptional quality of this university. As you graduate today, we thank you for being a
part of this wonderful tradition and for supporting Iowa State’s legacy of excellence.

I hope you enjoy today’s commencement ceremony, and that you will continue to be connected with
Iowa State University. We wish you great success and happiness.


Wendy Wintersteen
President of the University

Table of Contents

Iowa State University Points of Pride .................................................................................................................4-5
The Official University Mace . ................................................................................................................................ 6
The Presidential Chain of Office . ........................................................................................................................... 6
Academic Regalia .................................................................................................................................................... 7
Hooding Ceremony, Doctor of Philosophy . ........................................................................................................... 7
Special Recognition, Advanced Degrees ................................................................................................................ 8
Special Recognition, Undergraduate Degrees ....................................................................................................... 8
Additional Recognition, Undergraduate Degrees .................................................................................................. 8

Graduate College Commencement Ceremony Program . ...................................................................................... 9
7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 9, 2019, James H. Hilton Coliseum

Platform Officials, Faculty Representatives and Presenting Professors,
Faculty Marshals, Announcer and Reader of Names, Musicians ......................................................12-14
Graduate College Commencement Speaker . ......................................................................................... 15
Graduate College Student Marshal ........................................................................................................ 15
Spring 2019 Graduate College Candidates ...................................................................................... 16-43

Spring 2019 College of Veterinary Commencement Ceremony Program............................................................ 45
12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 2019, C.Y. Stephans Auditorium

Distinguished Speakers, College Administration and Faculty,
Faculty Marshals and Hooders, and Music........................................................................................48-49
College of Veterinary Medicine Commencement Speaker ................................................................... 49
Spring 2019 College of Veterinary Medicine Candidates ................................................................ 50-51

Morning Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony Program........................................................................... 53
9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 11, 2019, James H. Hilton Coliseum

Platform Officials, Faculty Representatives, Faculty Marshals,
Announcer and Reader of Names, Musicians ..................................................................................... 56-57
Commencement Speaker; and Honorary Degree Recipient .................................................................. 58
Student Marshals .................................................................................................................................... 59
Spring 2019 Undergraduate Candidates

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences .............................................................................. 60-70
Ivy College of Business.......................................................................................................... 71-80
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences..................................................................................... 81-94

Afternoon Undergraduate Commencement Program........................................................................................... 95
3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 2019, James H. Hilton Coliseum

Platform Officials, Faculty Representatives, Faculty Marshals,
Announcer and Reader of Names, Musicians .....................................................................................98-99
Commencement Speaker; and Commencement Vocalist .................................................................... 100
Student Marshals .................................................................................................................................. 101
Spring 2019 Undergraduate Candidates

College of Design...............................................................................................................102-106
College of Engineering.......................................................................................................107-116
College of Human Sciences................................................................................................117-124

Candidates for Commission . ............................................................................................................................. 125
Senior Class Council . ......................................................................................................................................... 125
Iowa State University Alumni Association ....................................................................................................... 126
Past Honorary Degree Recipients ............................................................................................................... 127-133
The Bells of Iowa State . ...................................................................................................................Back of Program

Candidates listed in this program reflect information
received by the Office of the Registrar as of April 22, 2019.
Listing in this program is not proof of graduation.

Iowa State University Points of Pride

Profile Information: • Researchers are discovering new materials that
»» Iowa State became the nation’s first land-grant make airplanes lighter and more reliable.

institution when the Iowa Legislature accepted the »» Iowa State’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is
provisions of the 1862 Morrill Act. internationally recognized and plays a direct role in
»» Iowa State is a member of the Association of protecting animal and human health, the safety and
American Universities (AAU), which consists of security of our food supply, and advancing Iowa’s
62 leading research-intensive universities in $32 billion animal agriculture economy. It is the
North America. nation’s largest and busiest full-service diagnostic
»» Iowa State has eight colleges that offer bachelor’s lab for food animals. The lab processed 86,000
degree programs, master’s degree programs, and Ph.D. cases last year, conducting more than 1.25 million
level programs, plus a professional degree program in diagnostic tests.
Veterinary Medicine.
»» The Iowa State Research Park is a hub for transferring
faculty research and innovation to economic
opportunities: eighty-nine companies employ 2,050
people and 300 student interns.
»» Iowa State experienced a 35 percent enrollment
growth between 2008 and 2017 and is proud to
educate students from all 99 Iowa counties, all
50 states, and 127 countries.
»» Iowa State’s athletic teams compete in Division I of
the NCAA and are a founding member of the Big 12
athletic conference.
»» More than 254,000 Iowa State alumni live in all
50 states and 149 countries.

Excellence in Research at ISU:
»» A legacy of innovation and discovery:
• The world’s first electronic, digital computer
• The world’s first moving tornado simulator
• The world’s highest resolution, immersive virtual Excellence in Education at ISU:
reality lab
• A supercomputer, Cyence, that blazes through
SCIENCES: The college boasts a record-high

more than 183 trillion calculations per second 99.2 percent placement rate for graduates within
• The nation’s first research and demonstration farm
six months of graduation. Placement rates have been

for biomass production and processing 97 percent or higher for more than 20 years, and the
»» External funding topped half billion dollars last year
»» Iowa State researchers attract nearly a quarter million college’s Career Day is the largest annual student job

fair of its kind in the nation.
dollars from federal, nonprofit, and industry sponsors,

who look to Iowa State for innovative and ground- gift from Debbie and Jerry Ivy (’53 industrial

breaking discoveries that solve real problems for Iowa administration) named us the Debbie and Jerry Ivy

and the world. College of Business in October 2017. This is the
• Researchers are engineering nanovaccine therapies
largest gift in the college’s history. At the time, only

that will be more effective, safer, and cheaper, and 14 other business schools in the country had received

that do not require refrigeration, so they can help a larger gift.
»» COLLEGE OF DESIGN: Everything you see,
control disease in areas without reliable electricity.
• Researchers are adding value to agriculture
every minute of every day, is likely the product

by creating new biorenewable chemicals from of disciplines that live, work, and play together

agricultural bioproducts. “under one roof” in the College of Design. In this
• Researchers are leveraging data from our Veterinary
environment, students learn to collaborate to solve

Diagnostic Lab to understand what strains of flu are very complex problems, merging the poetic and the

emerging in real time for swine. pragmatic of our lives.
• Researchers are helping to improve our justice »» COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING: The college delivers

system by quantifying the reliability of matches for a high-quality experiential-based education to a

shoe prints and bullets. record number of students. The college has the


largest undergraduate ISU Alumni Association:
and graduate enrollment »» The ISU Alumni Association was founded by the first
on campus, and it
ranks 7th largest graduating class (1872) of Iowa State College.
for undergraduate »» The ISU Alumni Association is the second-largest
engineering enrollment
in the country. membership alumni organization in the Big 12
»» COLLEGE OF HUMAN Conference.
college is developing Rankings:
fireproof clothing for »» No. 1 (Iowa), top 12 percent (U.S.) best college value,
emergency responders,
preparing PK-20 Money Magazine.
educators who teach »» No. 2 graduate and No. 3 undergraduate program,
in every Iowa county,
reducing substance agricultural and biosystems engineering, U.S. News
abuse, improving food and World Report, 2019.
safety, delivering the »» Top 25 graduate programs (public universities),
world’s largest dietetics aerospace; chemical; civil; computer; electrical/
internship program, electronic; industrial and manufacturing systems; and
and advancing diet and materials engineering, U.S. News and World Report,
exercise science. 2019.
»» COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES: »» Best value in U.S., Graduate College (No. 5) and
The college introduced a data science minor criminal justice program (No. 9), Value Colleges, 2017.
and certificate, which enhances any degree at Iowa »» No. 1 (Midwest) and No. 3 (U.S.) fashion
State. Current students and graduates can obtain merchandising program, Fashion Schools.
the skills to visualize, interpret, and communicate »» No. 8 (U.S.) landscape architecture programs, No.
data – skills which are among the highest in 18 (U.S.) interior design, No. 23 (U.S.) architecture,
demand by employers in nearly every industry. Design Intelligence.
»» GRADUATE COLLEGE: The Graduate College »» No. 30 (public universities) student engagement,
prioritizes the development of the communication Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education.
skills of students pursuing master’s and doctoral »» No. 2 Best Colleges for Software Engineering and
degrees. The college’s Center for Communication No. 2 Best Colleges for Marketing Degree Programs,
Excellence provides a wide range of innovative,, 2018.
evidence-based services to enhance essential »» No. 1 Best 4-Year Colleges in Iowa,,
writing and speaking skills. 2018.
»» COLLEGE OF VETERINARY MEDICINE: The »» College of Agriculture and Life Sciences ranks in the
college is the nation’s first public veterinary school, is top 4 percent worldwide for agricultural programs,
one of only 30 in the U.S., and is the 2nd largest. The QS World University Rankings.
college focuses on animal and human health, food »» Ames, Iowa, is No. 2 on Livability’s 2018 Best College
safety, and animal welfare to the benefit of animal Towns list.
agriculture, economic development, and the health
and well-being of humans and their animals.

Excellence in Extension and Outreach
at ISU:
»» Annually, more than 1 million people directly benefit

from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
programs focused on feeding people, keeping
them healthy, helping their communities prosper
and thrive, and turning the world over to the next
generation better than we found it.
»» ISU Extension and Outreach offers front-door access
in all 99 counties connecting the needs
of Iowans with Iowa State University research
and resources.


The Official University Mace

Sculptor Jeanne L. Stevens-Sollman of Bellefonte,
Pennsylvania, designed and crafted the mace and
presidential chain of office used in Iowa State University’s
formal academic ceremonies. The complementary pair
of bronze and silver ceremonial items are on display in
the Alumni Center as part of University Museums’ Art on
Campus collection.

The mace symbolizes the authority of the university
president. The chief faculty marshal carries it at the head
of the academic procession and, by placing it on its stand,
signals the beginning of the ceremony. 

Created in bronze, silver, and tiger maple, Iowa State
University’s mace is an interpretation of the campanile. The
bronze headpiece features two campus landmarks – the
Campanile and Christian Petersen’s Fountain of the Four
Seasons–and a silver presidential seal inscribed with “Iowa
State University–Science With Practice.” The tiger maple
staff bears bronze plaques inscribed with the names of all
previous Iowa State presidents and their years of service.
The mace is 60 inches long and weighs 14 pounds.

The Presidential Chain of Office

The presidential chain of office symbolizes the rich
history and traditions of Iowa State University. It
features an image of the Campanile on the front. On the
back is a representation of Beardshear Hall, home to the
president’s office. The columns of Beardshear form the
shoulder epaulets, inscribed with “leadership” and “service.”
The Campanile-inspired links in the presidential collar
contain the words “engagement,” “learning,” “discovery,” and
“access.” The reverse sides of the bronze sections feature
low bas reliefs of corn.

The mace and first presidential chain of office (“Monile
Praesidis Maximus”) was commissioned by University
Museums and the ISU Alumni Association in 2008. The
second presidential chain (“Monile Praesidis Secundum”), a
proportionally smaller version commissioned by University
Museums in 2018, was supported by an anonymous donor
and Carole A. and Roger E. Custer.


Academic Regalia revised in 1932 and again in 1959. Under this code, the
bachelor’s gown has pointed sleeves; the master’s
In May 2008, Iowa State University debuted gown has oblong sleeves with an arc at the bottom; and
custom-designed doctorate regalia. The special the doctor’s gown has bell-shaped sleeves.
commencement doctorate gowns were created with
emblems and colors to reflect Iowa State’s tradition The code dictates that bachelor’s and master’s
and to complement Iowa State’s hood. The fabric is gowns are untrimmed. However, the doctor’s gown is
faced down the front with velvet and has three bars
cardinal red gabardine with of velvet across the sleeves.
black velvet panels and
chevrons edged with gold The square shape of the scholar’s cap or
cording. The Campanile, mortarboard is thought to denote the stability of
a beloved symbol and scholars and their books. Candidates for advanced
university tradition, degrees wear black tassels. The following is a list of
adorns the two front tassel colors for baccalaureate degree candidates:
velvet panels. An eight-
sided black velvet tam Agriculture and Life Sciences – Maize
with a gold silk tassel Business – Nugget
completes the official Design – Brown
regalia. Engineering – Orange
Academic gowns Human Sciences – Maroon
have been part of the Liberal Arts and Sciences
university experience Bachelor of Arts – White
since the twelfth century Bachelor of Liberal Studies – White
and the advent of the first Bachelor of Music – Pink
European universities. Bachelor of Science – Golden Yellow
Veterinary Medicine – Gray
Because these early schools were connected to great The hood gives color to the academic costume
cathedrals, the black gown of the schoolmasters, or while its length indicates the wearer’s academic
scholastics, emulated the somber dignity of the clergy degree. At Iowa State, hoods are worn by master’s
and signified a life devoted to learning. In addition, and doctorate degree recipients. Hoods were added
the ample materials of the gown served to keep the to the official academic attire of master’s degree
scholars warm in the drafty environment of the recipients in May 2018. In general, hoods are made
medieval university. of a wide panel of black cloth, matching the gown
and are lined with satin in the official academic
A confusing array of caps, gowns, and hoods colors of the institution awarding the degree.
emerged from the centuries in Great Britain and Iowa State University’s colors are cardinal and
from early years of higher education in the United gold, therefore, the top half of the lining is gold
States. American institutions recognized the need and the lower part is cardinal. The colors used in
for a standard code and the great majority of the edging of hoods and tassels are associated with
academic costumes now worn in the United States the discipline.
are in accordance with the general provisions of the
Intercollegiate Code of 1895. This code was slightly

Hooding Ceremony, Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy is the university’s they are truly experts in their fields whose research
highest academic degree, awarded only to those has contributed significantly to human knowledge.
who have successfully completed an intensive and
demanding course of study whose primary focus is The hooding ceremony symbolizes their
on learning to conduct original research. admission to the exclusive ranks of those who have
earned the respect associated with the title “Doctor
The final stage of the program is the preparation of Philosophy.” During the hooding ceremony,
and defense of a dissertation that describes the the degree recipients are escorted and hooded by
outcome of a major research project. To prepare for their major professors who have worked with them
that project, the student must have gained expertise throughout their study for the doctoral degree. The
and skills in a particular discipline and must have hoods will connect the graduate with a family of
thoroughly explored its existing knowledge base. scholars throughout history and from all parts of
Those who receive doctorates have demonstrated that the world.


Special Recognition, Advanced Degrees

Candidates for graduation for the Master’s or The Research Excellence Award recognizes those
Ph.D. may be recognized with the Teaching with outstanding research accomplishments in a
Excellence Award or the Research Excellence Award. graduate program.

The Teaching Excellence Award recognizes those Honorees for both awards wear cardinal and gold
who provided outstanding contributions in teaching honor cords and are noted in this program as follows:
undergraduate students while working toward a
graduate degree. § Research Excellence Award
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Special Recognition, Undergraduate Degrees

Candidates for undergraduate degrees may be in the commencement program, this recognition
recognized for graduating “With Distinction” appears on the official transcript and diploma.
and/or graduating in the Honors Program. Levels
of special academic achievement are indicated in The University Honors Program is an individually
the commencement program by Latin phrases, also planned program of study designed to provide
known as Latin honors. This system is recognized greater depth and breadth of scholarship than the
internationally; however, the requirements vary regular curriculum. Those graduating from the
among institutions. In the United States, Latin University Honors Program have designed and
honors are most often awarded to those earning completed an individualized program of study,
undergraduate degrees. Each academic institution sets including an independent Honors Research Project,
its own standards and requirements for each honor. while earning a required minimum grade point
average or better.
At Iowa State University, candidates for graduation
with distinction must have completed 60 semester Students graduating with special recognition will
credits of coursework at ISU at the time they wear a cord and/or medallion and will be noted in
graduate, including a minimum of 50 graded credits. this program as follows:
Those graduating summa cum laude (with highest
distinction) have earned a grade point average *** Summa Cum Laude – with highest distinction
of 3.90 or higher; magna cum laude (with great (cardinal and gold cord)
distinction) have a grade point average of 3.70 to ** Magna Cum Laude – with great distinction
3.89; or cum laude (with distinction) have a grade (gold cord)
point average 3.50 to 3.69. Grade point averages are * Cum Laude – with distinction
based on a 4.00 scale. In addition to the notation (cardinal cord)
† Honors Program

Additional Recognition, Undergraduate Degrees

The George Washington Carver Scholarship Iowa State University’s Cardinal Key Honor
and Academy is designed for high achieving Society, formed in 1926, recognizes students who
multicultural students and supports their growth have achieved the cardinal virtues of leadership,
and academic success through specialized curricula service, scholarship, and character in the university
and programming. The George Washington Carver community. Undergraduates must be of junior or
Outstanding Achievement Award is granted to those senior standing, have earned a minimum cumulative
scholars who have demonstrated involvement in grade point average of 3.00 and be in the top 15%
a combination of activities such as outstanding of their academic class. Membership is limited to no
community service and successful internships and more than ½ of 1% of the senior class, and ¹⁄³ of 1%
who are graduating with a 3.50 grade point average of the junior class. These students are wearing two
or better. These scholars are wearing green stoles. red cords intertwined with a single gold cord.


Spring 2019

Graduate College
Commencement Ceremony
7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 9, 2019
James H. Hilton Coliseum

Graduate College Commencement Program

7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 9, 2019, James H. Hilton Coliseum

President Wendy Wintersteen, B.S., Ph.D., Presiding

Pomp and Circumstance.............................................................................................................Edward Elgar

The Star-Spangled Banner............................................................................................................... Francis Scott Key

arr. by Michael Golemo

Zachary Fisher, Vocalist

Opening Remarks President Wendy Wintersteen

Commencement Address Debra Stewart,
Senior Fellow at the
National Opinion Research Center (NORC)
at the University of Chicago

Recognition of Students Receiving Provost Jonathan Wickert
Research Excellence Awards and Teaching Excellence Awards

Conferring of the Degree Doctor of Philosophy President Wendy Wintersteen
Candidates presented by William Graves,
Dean of the Graduate College

Conferring of the Master’s Degree President Wendy Wintersteen
Candidates presented by William Graves,
Dean of the Graduate College

The Class of 2019 and the Alumni Association Jeffery Johnson
Lora and Russ Talbot Endowed President and CEO

Iowa State University Alumni Association

Closing Remarks President Wendy Wintersteen

The Bells of Iowa State.......................................................................................................................... James Wilson

Refer to the back cover for the lyrics and history of The Bells of Iowa State arr. by Michael Golemo

Zachary Fisher, Vocalist

La Mourisque...........................................................................................................................Tylman Susato

11 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement

Graduate Commencement Ceremony

Platform Officials William Graves, Dean of the Graduate College; and
Professor of Horticulture
Wendy Wintersteen, President of the University
Luis Rico-Gutierrez, Dean of the College of Design; and
Debra Stewart, Senior Fellow at the National Opinion Professor of Architecture
Research Center at the University of Chicago;
President Emerita at the Council of Graduate David Spalding, David and Ellen Raisbeck Endowed Dean
Schools; and Commencement Speaker of the Ivy College of Business; and Professor of Finance

Jonathan Wickert, Senior Vice President and Provost Laura Dunn Jolly, Dean and Dean’s Chair of the College
of Human Sciences; and Professor of Apparel,
Martino Harmon, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs Events, and Hospitality Management

Reginald Stewart, Vice President for Diversity and Daniel Robison, Endowed Dean’s Chair of the College
Inclusion of Agriculture and Life Sciences; Director of the
Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment
John Lawrence, Vice President for Extension and Outreach Station; and Professor of Natural Resource Ecology
and Management
Dawn Bratsch-Prince, Associate Provost for Faculty
Dan Grooms, Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean of the College
Laura Doering, Associate Vice President for Enrollment of Veterinary Medicine; and Professor of Veterinary
Management and Student Success Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine

Vernon Hurte, Associate Vice President for Student Arun Somani, Associate Dean for Research in the College
Affairs and Dean of Students of Engineering; and Distinguished Professor of
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jeffery Johnson, Lora and Russ Talbot Endowed
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Iowa Leslie Hogben, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and
State University Alumni Association Faculty Development in the College of Liberal Arts
and Sciences; and Professor of Mathematics
Mark Simpson, University Registrar

Faculty Representatives and Presenting Professors

Mark Ackermann, Veterinary Pathology Chun Chan, Psychology
Abhijit Chandra, Mechanical Engineering
Patrick Armstrong, Psychology Carl Chang, Computer Science
Carol Chapelle, English ‡
Jeramy Ashlock, Civil, Construction and Environmental Degang Chen, Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Engineering  Stephanie Clark, Food Science and Human Nutrition
Eric Cochran, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Lorenzo Baber, School of Education Juan Cordoba, Economics
Kristi Costabile, Psychology
Carmen Bain, Sociology Joan Cunnick, Animal Science
Christopher Currey, Horticulture
Ashraf Bastawros, Aerospace Engineering  Domenico D’Alessandro, Mathematics
Mary Damhorst, Apparel, Events, and Hospitality
Lance Baumgard, Animal Science 
Donald Beitz, Animal Science ‡ Timothy Day, Biomedical Sciences
Jack Dekkers, Animal Science ‡
Stuart Birrell, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering ‡‡ Julie Dickerson, Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Drena Dobbs, Genetics Development and Cell Biology ‡‡
Bradley Blitvich, Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Jing Dong, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering
Medicine Jeanne Dyches, School of Education
Nicola Elia, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Robert Bosselman, Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Jeffrey Essner, Genetics Development and Cell Biology
Management Janice Friedel, School of Education
William Gallus Jr., Geological and Atmospheric Sciences
Byron Brehm-Stecher, Food Science and Human Nutrition Ann Gansemer-Topf, School of Education

Robert Brown, Mechanical Engineering ‡

Ashley Buss, Civil, Construction and Environmental

Ying Cai, Computer Science

Beth Caissie, Geological and Atmospheric Sciences

Paul Canfield, Physics and Astronomy ‡

David Cantor, Supply Chain and Information Systems 

Bora Cetin, Civil, Construction and Environmental

Halil Ceylan, Civil, Construction and Environmental

‡ Distinguished Professor  Morrill Professor 12  Endowed Chair  Chief Faculty Marshal
‡‡ University Professor  Endowed Professorship  Senior Faculty Marshal

Faculty Representatives and Presenting Professors, continued

Stephen Gilbert, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Jennifer Margrett, Human Development and Family Studies
Engineering Peter Martin, Human Development and Family Studies ‡‡
Richard Martin, Biomedical Sciences ‡
Megan Gilligan, Human Development and Family Studies Robert Martin, Agricultural Education and Studies
Isaac Gottesman, School of Education Robert Mazur, Sociology
William Graves, Horticulture James McCalley, Electrical and Computer Engineering ‡
Bethany Gray, English Timothy McNicholl, Mathematics
Kimberly Greder, Human Development and Family Studies Christian Meissner, Psychology
Mary West Greenlee, Biomedical Sciences Gordon Miller, Chemistry ‡‡
Shauna Hallmark, Civil, Construction and Gregory Miller, Agricultural Education and Studies
Leslie Miller, Computer Science
Environmental Engineering Andrew Miner, Computer Science
Stephanie Hansen, Animal Science Jonathan Mochel, Biomedical Sciences
Nicole Hashemi, Mechanical Engineering Gretchen Mosher, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Kurt Hebert, Chemical and Biological Engineering Larysa Nadolny, School of Education
Chinmay Hegde, Electrical and Computer Engineering Nathan Neihart, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Pol Herrmann, Management,  Marna Nelson, Genetics Development and Cell Biology
Leslie Hogben, Mathematics  Daniel Nettleton, Statistics ‡
Robert Horton Jr., Agronomy ‡ Jarad Niemi, Statistics
Hui Hu, Aerospace Engineering  Basil Nikolau, Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular
Wenyu Huang, Chemistry
Christa Jackson, School of Education Biology 
Fredric Janzen II, Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Gail Nonnecke, Horticulture ‡‡
Gary Ockey, English
Biology Matthew Panthani, Chemical and Biological Engineering
Laura Jarboe, Chemical and Biological Engineering John Patience, Animal Science
Zhengrui Jiang, Supply Chain and Information Systems  Rosemary Perez, School of Education
David Jiles, Electrical and Computer Engineering ‡ Carla Peterson, Human Development and Family
Jaime Juarez, Mechanical Engineering
Russell Jurenka, Entomology Studies 
Mark Kaiser, Statistics Loreto Prieto, Psychology
Ahmed Kamal, Electrical and Computer Engineering Daji Qiao, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Anumantha Kanthasamy, Biomedical Sciences ‡ Dave Raman, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering 
Elena Karpova, Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management Robert Reason, School of Education
Kevin Keener, Food Science and Human Nutrition James Reecy, Animal Science
Kristi Kelly, Psychology Kurt Rosentrater, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
David King, Management James Rossmanith, Mathematics
Song-Charng Kong, Mechanical Engineering Randy Sacco, Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive
Charles Kostelnick, English
Kyrylo Kovnir, Chemistry  Medicine
Daniel Krier, Sociology Donald Sakaguchi, Genetics Development and Cell Biology 
Zlatan Krizan, Psychology Eulanda Sanders, Apparel, Events, and Hospitality
Lorraine Lanningham-Foster, Food Science and Human
Management 
Nutrition Kevin Schalinske, Food Science and Human Nutrition
James Lathrop, Computer Science Thomas Schrier, Apparel, Events, and Hospitality
Leonor Leandro, Plant Pathology and Microbiology
Sojung Lee, Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management Management
Leifur Leifsson, Aerospace Engineering Lisa Schulte-Moore, Natural Resource Ecology and
John Levis, English 
Ruth Litchfield, Food Science and Human Nutrition  Management
Ruth MacDonald, Food Science and Human Nutrition Joshua Selsby, Animal Science
Jo Marie Mackiewicz, English Anupam Sharma, Aerospace Engineering
Ranjan Maitra, Statistics Joseph Shinar, Physics and Astronomy
Surya Mallapragada, Chemical and Biological Pranav Shrotriya, Mechanical Engineering
William Simpkins, Geological and Atmospheric Sciences
Engineering Asheesh Singh, Agronomy 
Andrew Manu, Agronomy  Rajesh Singh, Economics

‡ Distinguished Professor  Morrill Professor 13  Endowed Chair  Chief Faculty Marshal
‡‡ University Professor  Endowed Professorship  Senior Faculty Marshal

Omar Smadi, Civil, Construction and Environmental Xinwei Wang, Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Zhengdao Wang, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Michael Wannemuehler, Veterinary Microbiology and
Jiming Song, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Preventive Medicine
Martin Spalding II, Genetics Development and Cell Biology Eric Weber, Mathematics
Carl Weems, Human Development and Family Studies
Brett Sponseller, Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Gregory Welk, Kinesiology 
Medicine Auriel Willette, Food Science and Human Nutrition
R. Christopher Williams, Civil, Construction and
Richard Stone, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems
Engineering Environmental Engineering 
Susan Wohlsdorf-Arendt, Apparel, Events, and
Peter Taylor, Civil, Construction and Environmental
Engineering Hospitality Management
Yue Wu, Chemical and Biological Engineering 
Mehari Tekeste, Agricultural and Biosystems Eve Wurtele, Genetics Development and Cell Biology
Engineering Hongwei Xin, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Bing Yang, Genetics Development and Cell Biology
Patricia Thiel, Chemistry ‡ Yanhai Yin, Genetics Development and Cell Biology
Michael Young, Mathematics
Akhilesh Tyagi, Electrical and Computer Engineering Jianming Yu, Agronomy 

Stacy Tye-Williams, English

John Tyndall, Natural Resource Ecology and Management

Stephen Vardeman, Statistics ‡‡

Javier Vela-Becerra, Chemistry

David Vogel, Psychology

Jigang Wang, Physics and Astronomy

Faculty Marshals Gordon Miller, University Professor of Chemistry,
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ‡‡Donna Niday,
Diane Al Shihabi, Associate Professor of Interior Design, Associate Professor of English,
College of Design College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

C. Lee Burras, Professor of Agronomy, Janette Thompson, Morrill Professor of Natural Resource
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences  Ecology and Management,
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 
Carolyn Cutrona, Associate Dean of the Graduate
College; and Professor of Psychology, Michael Martin, Associate Professor of Landscape
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Architecture,
College of Design 
John Cunnally, Professor of Art and Visual Culture,
College of Design  Robert Wallace, Associate Professor of Ecology,
Evolution, and Organismal Biology,
Tim Derrick, Professor of Kinesiology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
College of Human Sciences 

Announcer and Reader of Names

Hollis Monroe Michael Martin 


CONDUCTOR Michael Golemo, Director of Bands


Peter Bekkerus* Emma Davis
Jared Lancaster* Josh Grant Kyle Kain* David Lass
Adam Lappin Matthew Lowe
HORN TUBA Gabriel Rueger Matthew Polson
Mary Anton Corey Hatfield* Andrew Stubblefield* Amanda Schuler
Michael Miller Griffin Meadors Ross Thedens Paige Sorensen
Nadia Somers Jacob Welper* Andrew Yenzer PJ VanDerWeide
Lydia Stanley Lucas Yoakam*

* Graduating Student ‡ Distinguished Professor 14  Endowed Chair  Chief Faculty Marshal
 Endowed Professorship  Senior Faculty Marshal
‡‡ University Professor
 Morrill Professor

Graduate College Commencement Speaker

Debra Stewart, Senior Fellow at NORC at the University of Chicago

Debra W. Stewart, Ph.D., is a Senior Fellow at the and Global Affairs Committee.
National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the Dr. Stewart has written on a wide array of higher
University of Chicago. She is
also President Emerita at the education issues and lectures on higher education,
Council of Graduate Schools research, and global competitiveness at major universities
(CGS). She served as president and education organizations around the world. She
of CGS from 2000 until July is the author or co-author of numerous scholarly
2014. Under her leadership, publications on administrative theory, public policy, and
the Council launched a education policy.
series of projects designed
to strengthen the capacity of Prior to joining CGS, Dr. Stewart was vice chancellor
universities to prepare graduate and dean of the graduate school at North Carolina State
students to meet the challenges University. She also served as interim chancellor at UNC-
of the 21st century and was Greensboro (1994) and as graduate dean and then vice
awarded significant funding in provost (1988-1998) at NC State.
competitive grants and gifts to achieve that objective.
Dr. Stewart has received honorary doctorates from
She serves on several boards and committees including Université Pierre et Marie Curie (2007) and Loyola
the Educational Testing Service Board of Trustees University Chicago (2013), and the Distinguished
(currently vice-chair); the International Advisory Board Alumna Award from University of North Carolina,
of the Freie Universität Berlin; the International Board Chapel Hill (2008).
of ITMO University in St. Petersburg, Russia (currently
chair); and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Policy Dr. Stewart received her Ph.D. in political science from
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, her master’s
degree from the University of Maryland, and her BA from
Marquette University.

Graduate College Student Marshal

Emily Zimmerman
Hometown: Marinette, Wisconsin
Major: Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Science

Emily Zimmerman has earned a Ph.D. in Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Science
from Iowa State University.

While at Iowa State University, Emily published a first-authored journal article in Water
Resources Research, a co-authored journal article, and a co-authored book chapter. Emily has
delivered 20 oral and poster presentations at academic conferences and meetings. Currently,
Emily is working on two articles and has an additional journal article under review.

In addition to her scholarly contributions, Emily served in leadership positions in the Natural
Resource Ecology and Management Graduate Student Organization and the Sustainable Agriculture
Student Association at Iowa State University. Emily received the Teaching Excellence Award from
the Graduate College and the Natural Resource Ecology and Management Graduate Student
Organization Outstanding Teaching Award. Her participation in the International Association of
Landscape Ecologists earned her the NASA-MSU Professional Enhancement Award in 2015.

After graduation, Emily plans to continue her role as Lecturer in the Global Resource Systems
program in the Department of Horticulture at Iowa State University, a position she has held since 2017.
Escorts: Dr. Lisa Schulte-Moore, Professor of Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Dr. John Tyndall, Associate Professor of Natural Resource Ecology and Management

§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 15 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Doctor of Philosophy

Major in Aerospace Engineering

Xiaosong Du Beijing, China § Linyue Gao Baoding, China
DISSERTATION: Efficient uncertainty propagation DISSERTATION: Experimental investigations on

for model-assisted probability of detection wind turbine icing physics and anti-/de-icing

and sensitivity analysis via metamodeling and technology
Liqun Ma
multidelity methods Beijing, China
§ Xiangchao Feng
Ames, Iowa DISSERTATION: Experimental investigations on

bio-inspired surface coatings for aircraft icing

Priyank Pradeep
Downingtown, Pa.

Major in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

§ Nazira Binti Mahmud Malaysia § Maria da Conceíao T. B. e Oliveira Brazil
§ Mohammad Mousaviraad Augusto Cesar Magalhaes de Souza Muriae, Brazil
Tehran, Iran
Noor Intan Shafinas Muhammad Kuantan, Malaysia DISSERTATION: Electrical sensor development

DISSERTATION: Comparative assessment of the for the dielectric properties measurement and

economic and environmental impacts of food moisture content estimation of switchgrass and

waste fermentation on value-added products corn stover
§ Jofran Luiz de Oliveira Brazil Mothi Bharath Viswanathan Thirupporur, India

Major in Agricultural Education Jasper, Ala.
§†† Kevin Trenton Wells

Major in Agricultural Education (Agricultural Extension Education)

Amy Margaret Powell Ames, Iowa Zulham Sirajuddin Makassar, Indonesia
DISSERTATION: Factors influencing choice of DISSERTATION: The adoption of cyber-extension in

Major in the College of Agriculture and Life Indonesia: Impact of extension agents’ perception

Sciences at Iowa State University of cyber extension’s innovation attributes and

Information and Communication Technology

(ICT) proficiency

Major in Analytical Chemistry

†† Ann Lii-Rosales Hsinchu, Taiwan
DISSERTATION: Encapsulation of metal

nanoparticles near the graphite surface: From

a survey of metals to revealing a general


Major in Animal Breeding and Genetics

§ Qian Dong Wuhan, China

Major in Animal Breeding and Genetics (Quantitative Genetics)

Austin Michael Putz Lacona, Iowa
DISSERTATION: Quantifying resilience in sows and

wean-to-finish pigs

Major in Animal Science

§ Mohmmad Abdel-Nasser Al-Qaisi Amman, Jordan Katherine Rene Vanvalin Bowling Green, Ky.
§ Remy Nicole Carmichael
Midland, Tex.

§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 16 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Major in Apparel Merchandising and Design

Melissa A. Abner Boonville, Mo. Leslie H. Simpson Baltimore, Md.
DISSERTATION: Effects of social media, electronic DISSERTATION: Exploration of the perpetuating

word-of-mouth, and price on U.S. female fast fashion consumption cycle: Young women’s

consumers’ attitude toward purchase and experiences in pursuit of an ideal self-image
Wijdan Adnan Tawfiq
purchase intention of ethical apparel Fort Collins, Colo.
Brianna Plummer
Hanover, Mass. DISSERTATION: The Saudi Arabian bride shopping

DISSERTATION: Engineering digital technologies: experience

A model for integrating digital textile printing in

costume design and production education

Major in Applied Linguistics and Technology

§ Zaha Munahi S. Alanazi Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Sonca Thanh Vo Danang, Vietnam
Mo Chen DISSERTATION: Effects of task types on
Beijing, China
Rania Hani F. Mohammed Jeddah, Saudi Arabia interactional competence in oral communication

DISSERTATION: Prosodic and discourse function assessment
§ Yongkook Won
variations in lexical bundles in university lectures Daegu, South Korea

Major in Applied Mathematics

Minwoo Shin Seoul, South Korea
DISSERTATION: The $H_N$ approximation to the

equation of radiative transfer

Major in Biochemistry

Naazneen Sofeo Kolaghat, India
DISSERTATION: Regulation of acetyl-CoA

metabolism in plants: Role of acetyl-CoA

synthetase and sirtuin proteins

Major in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology

Zebulun Wayne Arendsee Laramie, Wyo. †† Sweta Roy-Carson Howrah, India
§ Gaurav Kandoi Delhi, India DISSERTATION: Interrogating the development
§†† Carla M. Mann Aurora, Ill.
of Enteric Nervous System in zebrafish using


Major in Biomedical Sciences (Anatomy)

§ Sireesha Manne Guntur, India

Major in Biomedical Sciences (Cell Biology)

§†† Sreemoyee Acharya Mumbai, India

Major in Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology)

§†† Shivani Choudhary Ames, Iowa Joseph Samuel Smith Butler, Pa.

Major in Business and Technology (Information Systems)

Xinxue Qu Penglai, China
DISSERTATION: From purchase, usage, to

upgrade – Consumer analytics using large scale

transactional data

Major in Business and Technology (Management)

§†† Sina Amiri Tehran, Iran § Andres Felipe Cortes Ortiz Bogota, Colombia

§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 17 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Major in Business and Technology (Supply Chain Management)

§†† Prabhjot Singh India

Major in Chemical Engineering

§ Sanaz Abdolmohammadi Tehran, Iran Wei Zheng Dalian, China
§ Kirsten Marie Davis DISSERTATION: Solution synthesis of
Umar Hussein Hamdeh Johnstown, Colo.
nanostructured transition metal chalcogenides
Pratyush Mishra Wichita, Kans.
and their electrical and thermal properties
Sultanpur, India
DISSERTATION: Experimental and modeling studies

of formation of self-organized porous anodic oxide

layers and intergranular corrosion of steel

Major in Chemistry

†† Stephanie Lynn Eveland Delran, N.J. Bryan A. Rosales Columbus, Ohio
DISSERTATION: The Role of VEC and local atomic DISSERTATION: Synthesis and advanced

environment in structural transitions and spectroscopy of new and emerging energy

stability of complex intermetallic compounds materials

through theoretical and experimental study of


Major in Civil Engineering (Civil Engineering Materials)

Yu-An Chen Taichung, Taiwan Bo Yang Lanzhou, China
DISSERTATION: Performance evaluation and DISSERTATION: Studies of sustainable pavement

construction design of concrete overlays maintenance: Waste management and innovative
§ Benjamin Stephen Claypool
Denison, Iowa preservation materials
Nicholas David Manke Shuo Yang
Payam Vosoughi Hillsboro, Wis. Ames, Iowa
DISSERTATION: Investigation of curling and
Tehran, Iran
DISSERTATION: Improving engineering properties warping behavior of Iowa concrete pavements

of cement-based materials by internal curing using advanced technologies

Major in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering)

Zhiyan Jiang Wuhan, China Masrur Mahedi Chandpur, Bangladesh
DISSERTATION: Integrated computational and DISSERTATION: Geoenvironmental aspects of

full-scale physical simulation of dynamic soil-pile recycled materials in pavement applications:

group interaction Leaching characterizations

Major in Civil Engineering (Intelligent Infrastructure Engineering)

Vesal Ahsani Mashhad, Iran Jonathan Hong Niceville, Fla.
DISSERTATION: Big data driven assessment of DISSERTATION: A path for microsecond structural

probe-sourced data health monitoring for high-rate nonstationary

time-varying systems
§ Adel Rezaei Tarahomi
Babol, Iran

Major in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering)

§ Dena Khatami Tehran, Iran

Major in Civil Engineering (Transportation Engineering)

Liang Hu Xinyang, China Raju Thapa Pokhara, Nepal
DISSERTATION: Data-driven analyses of future DISSERTATION: Driving behavior analysis at work

electric personal mobility zones and rural intersections using SHRP 2
Inya Nlenanya
Ames, Iowa naturalistic driving data
§ Luning Zhang
DISSERTATION: GIS-based risk management Beijing, China

database integration and implementation

framework for transportation agencies

§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 18 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Major in Computer Engineering

§ Yunxi Guo Shenzhen, China § Binghui Wang Huanggang, China

Major in Computer Engineering (Software Systems)

Apurba Das Howrah, India
DISSERTATION: Incremental and parallel

algorithms for dense subgraph mining

Major in Computer Science

†† Motassem Yasser Al-Tarazi Jerash, Jordan Yu Liu Lanzhou, China
†† Nimanthi L. Atukorala DISSERTATION: Nonparametric curve estimation
Danilo Dominguez Perez Kandy, Sri Lanka
and applications
Las Tablas, Panama Chuanhai Zhang
DISSERTATION: The construction and applications
Jinan, China
of callback control flow graphs for event-driven DISSERTATION: Medical image classification under

and framework-based mobile apps class imbalance
Chuan Jiang
Suzhou, China
DISSERTATION: Witness generation in existential

CTL model checking

Major in Condensed Matter Physics

§ Chamika M. Hippola Pilimathalawa, Sri Lanka § Xu Yang Yuci, China
Na Hyun Jo
Seoul, South Korea
DISSERTATION: Tuning of layered materials:

studies of CrAuTe4, PdSn4, and WTe2

Major in Economics

†† Sicheng He Zhengzhou, China Pichittra Prapassornmanu Bangkok, Thailand
DISSERTATION: Three essays in financial frictions DISSERTATION: Three essays on foreign exchange rates
Qiong Wu
Tampa, Fla.

Major in Education

§ Wendy Annette Barlow Altoona, Iowa Michael David DuPont Green Bay, Wis.
Carlos Richardo Casanova Jared William Reed
Adrian, Mich. Montrose, Iowa
DISSERTATION: A critical ethnographic study of DISSERTATION: Quality of life in a rural community:

the resistance of Midwest Latinx youth: Towards Perceptions of the role and contributions of the

a politics of immigration and education small, rural community college
§†† Ashley Reagan Delaney
Ankeny, Iowa

Major in Education (Educational Leadership)

§ Jennifer Mirabai Beck Cedar Falls, Iowa Christopher Allen Neary Aurora, Ill.
Rachel Roth Erkkila DISSERTATION: U.S. higher education
Ankeny, Iowa
DISSERTATION: “Here we come!:” The experiences performance-based funding policy diffusion and

of women enrolled in male-dominated STEM its association with state political ideologies and

career technical pathway programs at a state budgeting taxonomies
§ Lisette E. Torres-Gerald
Midwestern community college Lincoln, Neb.
Kevin Michael Hemer
Austin, Tex.
DISSERTATION: Civic learning for dissent: College

students’ activist orientation, campus climates,

and higher education in the American democracy

§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 19 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Major in Electrical Engineering

§ Tao Chen Lianyungang, China Siming Yang Dalian, China
DISSERTATION: Built-in self-test and self- DISSERTATION: Analysis of guided and leaky

calibration for analog and mixed signal circuits modes of circular waveguides and realization of

mechanical tunable metamaterial and devices

Major in Electrical Engineering (Bioengineering)

Taejoon Kong Ames, Iowa
DISSERTATION: Low-volume liquid handling and

transport microsystems with applications to

microbiology and point-of-care diagnostics

Major in Electrical Engineering (Communications and Signal Processing)

Han Guo Zhangping, China Mohammadreza Soltani Ames, Iowa
DISSERTATION: Provable algorithms for nonlinear

models in machine learning and signal processing

Major in Electrical Engineering (Electric Power and Energy Systems)

Ankit Singhal Jaipur, India Ramakrishnan Venkatraman Hyderabad, India
DISSERTATION: Volt/var control with high solar PV DISSERTATION: Combined Transmission-
Distribution System (CoTDS) co-simulation
penetration in distribution systems and its impact modeling and its applications for dynamic studies

on the transmision grid

Major in Electrical Engineering (Electromagnetics Microwave and Nondestructive Evaluation)

§ Yang Bao Nanjing, China

Major in Electrical Engineering (Systems and Controls)

Seyyed Shaho Alaviani Sanandaj, Iran
DISSERTATION: Applications of fixed point theory

to distributed optimization, robust convex

optimization, and stability of stochastic systems

Major in Electrical Engineering (Very Large Scale Integration)

§ Sara Neshani Urmia, Iran

Major in Entomology Beijing, China
§ Xiaoyi Dou

Major in Food Science and Technology

Stephanie Adeline Hice Milwaukee, Wis. Zifan Wan Beijing, China
DISSERTATION: Novel approaches to the low-cost, DISSERTATION: High voltage atmospheric cold

portable and rapid detection of bacterial pathogens plasma treatment on soft cheeses for microbiali

in foods and food-processing environments inactivation and quality assessment

Major in Genetics

Si Nian Char Ulu Tiram, Malaysia †† Alfredo Kono Soe, Indonesia
DISSERTATION: Development and utilization of DISSERTATION: Contribution opfroatleoiwn,-CLCOI21- ,
inducible plasma membrane
genome editing tools in maize, sorghum and rice
§†† Daniela Victoria Flores
Hongqing Guo Blaine, Minn. Ctohtlahme yCdOom2 coonnacserneitnrahtainrdgtimi echanism in

Ames, Iowa § Bri Anna Vidrine
DISSERTATION: Deciphering the receptor kinase
†† Jordan M. Welker Dana Point, Calif.
FERONIA: Functions and underlying mechanisms
Hinckley, Ohio

§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 20 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Major in Gerontology Garner, Iowa Hardeep Kaur Obhi San Jose, Calif.
§ Mary Ellen Joynt DISSERTATION: Biopsychosocial reserves and

dementia: Identifying lifespan protective factors

Major in Horticulture

Alexander Gaston Litvin Santa Clara, Calif. § Sharon Mbabazi Tusiime Kampala, Uganda
DISSERTATION: Quantifying the effects of light

quantity and quality on culinary herb physiology

Major in Hospitality Management

Timothy Jay Dick Brookhaven, Ga. § Eunkyoung Park South Korea
DISSERTATION: The impact of branding on hotel § Syafiqah Binti Rahamat
Selangor, Malaysia
sales prices: A study of upper upscale and luxury DISSERTATION: Influence of Malaysian consumers’

hotel properties from 2007 through 2017 intentions and use of menu labeling on purchase
§†† Nishapat Meesangkaew
Bangkok, Thailand behavior

Major in Human Computer Interaction

§ Karen Marie Doty Colfax, Iowa § Jamiahus Walton Peoria, Ill.
§ Adel Sulaiman Abha, Saudi Arabia Kofi Cleveland Whitney Columbia, S.C.

Major in Human Development and Family Studies

Jordan Alan Arellanes Golden, Colo. § Sesong Jeon Daegu, South Korea
§ Juan Bao Changzhou, China Noradilah Md Nordin Selangor, Malaysia
§ Leslie June Dooley § Erin Lorraine Neill
Nevada, Iowa Centreville, Va.

Major in Immunobiology Kathmandu, Nepal Danielle Ann Wagner Bethany, Mo.
Mahesh Bhandari Kirkman, Iowa DISSERTATION: Design and evaluation of single-
§ Ross Jeffrey Darling
§ Jordan Marie Eder Sharon Springs, Kans. dose polyanhydride nanovaccines against

bacterial respiratory pathogens
§ Sarah Anne Wiechert-Brown
Chicago, Ill.

Major in Industrial and Agricultural Technology

Firas Salim K. Al-Aani Ames, Iowa Bernard Darfour Adomfe, Ghana
DISSERTATION: CAN bus technology for DISSERTATION: Controlling the deterioration of

agricultural machine management research and harvested grain/seed to improve food security
Nurhaizan Mohd Zainudin Kuantan, Malaysia
undergraduate education

Major in Industrial Engineering

Yu Du Ames, Iowa Thomas Michael Schnieders Kearney, Neb.
DISSERTATION: The development of a virtual DISSERTATION: A top-down human-centered

operator model to enable closed-loop, computer- approach to exoskeleton design

based design

Major in Inorganic Chemistry

†† Tian Wei Goh Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia †† Bradley M. Schmidt Ames, Iowa
§ Bryan Owens-Baird Salt Lake City, Utah DISSERTATION: Synthesis, characterization, and

reactivity of organometallic complexes of early

and late metals and the functionalization of


§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 21 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Major in Kinesiology Brainerd, Minn.
§†† Kathryn Joann DeShaw

Major in Mathematics

§†† Anna Aboud Anchorage, Alaska †† Alex Schulte Blaine, Minn.
§ Tyler A. Brown DISSERTATION: An exploration of anti-van der
§†† Joshua Carlson Elizabethtown, Pa.
Waerden numbers
Burlington, Iowa Benjamin Adam Sheller
DISSERTATION: A method for characterizing
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
graphs with specified throttling numbers DISSERTATION: Symmetry reduction in K - P
†† Emelie Jeanine Curl
Haddon Township, N.J. problems
Derek Dwight Young
DISSERTATION: A polychromatic approach to a Ames, Iowa

Turán-type problem in finite groups DISSERTATION: Techniques for determining

equality of the maximum nullity and the zero

forcing number of a graph

Major in Mechanical Engineering

Meghana Akella Hyderabad, India § Yaoyu Pan Hubei, China
Liyun Feng § Mohammadkazem Sadoughi Ghaemshahr, Iran
Beijing, China Himanshu Sharma
DISSERTATION: Study of combustion performance
Indore, India
of Al/PTFE B/PTFE and B/Al/PTFE composites DISSERTATION: A framework for indoor air quality
§ John Avert Hondred
Ankeny, Iowa sensor placement accounting for uncertainties

DISSERTATION: Design and rapid prototyping of and performing risk assessments
§ Rahul Singh
printed graphene electrochemical biosensors Kanpur, India

for sensitive monitoring of pesticide levels for DISSERTATION: Electronic and thermal transport

agricultural use properties of engineered organic-inorganic halide
§ Jake Kendall Lindstrom
Pacifica, Calif. perovskite structures
§ Ridong Wang
DISSERTATION: Analyzing and exploiting biomass § Alex Harlan Wrede Tianjin, China

thermal deconstruction Clara City, Minn.
§†† Ryan Michael Ogren
Ankeny, Iowa

Major in Meteorology

Ahmad Emad Samman Fort Collins, Colo.
DISSERTATION: On the climatology and dynamics

of heavy rainfall events and the winter low level

jet in and near Saudi Arabia

Major in Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology

Liza Esther Alexander Des Moines, Iowa § Jermilia Charles Castries, St. Lucia
DISSERTATION: Application of mass spectrometric Hannah Rose Spaulding
Savage, Minn.
technologies to decipher high spatial resolution DISSERTATION: Stimulation of PGC-1α to

insights into plant metabolism attenuate Duchenne muscular dystrophy disease
Adeline Nicole Boettcher
Oswego, Ill. pathology and activate autophagy

DISSERTATION: Development and characterization

of an immunologically humanized and cancer

xenograft model in pigs with severe combined

immunodeficiency (SCID)

Major in Neuroscience

Bhavika Patel Des Plaines, Ill.
DISSERTATION: Three-dimensional scaffolds as

platforms for development of cell-based strategies

for central nervous system rescue and repair

§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 22 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Major in Nutritional Sciences McFarland, Wis. § Jessica Rose Szczepanski Winona, Minn.
§ Kelsey Elizabeth McLimans Hastings, Minn. § Tovah Wolf Finley, N. Dak.
§ Cassondra J. Saande

Major in Organic Chemistry

MD Arifuzzaman Kotchandpur, Bangladesh Tanner Lee Metz Marshalltown, Iowa
DISSERTATION: Molecularly imprinted DISSERTATION: Catalytic alkene and carbonyl

nanoparticles (MINPs) for molecular recognition functionalization reactions

and bio-mimetic catalysis in water

Major in Plant Biology

Elizabeth Claire Chatt River Falls, Wis. § Xinyu Fu Nanchang, China
DISSERTATION: Integrated ‘omics’ characterization

of conserved nectar production mechanisms

using floral and extrafloral eudicot nectaries

Major in Plant Breeding

§ Matthew James Dzievit Ames, Iowa Kyle Andrew Parmley Perry, Okla.
Kevin G. Falk DISSERTATION: Development of phenomic-assisted
Carman, Canada
DISSERTATION: Phenotypic and molecular breeding methodologies for prescriptive plant

characterization root system architecture in breeding, efficient cultivar testing, and genomic

diverse soybean (Glycine max L. Merr.) accessions studies
Benjamin Thomas Trampe
Sumner, Neb.

Major in Plant Pathology § Chelsea Jean Harbach Warren, Ill.
§ Grazieli Araldi Da Silva Santa Barbara do Sul, Brazil

Major in Psychology

§ Dominick Joseph Atkinson Kokomo, Ind. § Garrett Charles Hisler Springport, Mich.
Adrienne Bliss Austin §†† Krista D. Manley Bozeman, Mont.
Delaware, Ohio
DISSERTATION: The role of autobiographical

memory in competence need satisfaction

Major in Psychology (Counseling Psychology)

§†† Patrick John Heath St. Paul, Minn. §†† Haley Alyssa Shea Huntington, Ind.
§†† Dakota Joseph Kaiser Marathon, Wis. § Elizabeth M. TenBrook Cicero, Ind.

Major in Rhetoric and Professional Communication

†† Laura Jane Jackman Ames, Iowa †† Angie Rose Mallory Bozeman, Mont.
DISSERTATION: Patient-provider communication DISSERTATION: Interpersonal communication in

during high-risk pregnancy: Considerations for war zones: Rhetorical listening and narrative as

theory and praxis communication behaviors
§ George William Standifer
Chattanooga, Tenn.

Major in Sociology

Iim Halimatusa’diyah Cirebon, Indonesia
DISSERTATION: The politics of women’s health:

Decentralization, state capacity and maternal

mortality disparities

§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 23 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Major in Soil Science

Vincent Kodjo Avornyo Tamale, Ghana Chenyi Luo Lanzhou, China
DISSERTATION: Increasing rice productivity in the

lowland soils of the interior savanna of Ghana:

The role of rice husk biochar and phosphate rock

Major in Statistics

Nicholas Scott Berry Austin, Tex. § Vianey Leos Barajas Bakersfield, Calif.
DISSERTATION: Extending K-means § Nehemias Ulloa Bakersfield, Calif.
§ Abhishek Chakraborty § Haozhe Zhang
Kolkata, India Zhejiang, China

Major in Sustainable Agriculture

Carrie Michelle Chennault Durham, N.C.
DISSERTATION: A feminist political ecology of

local and emergency food in Iowa

Major in Toxicology

Somchai Rice Nevada, Iowa
DISSERTATION: Chemical and sensory evaluation

of volatile aroma compounds from selected cold-

hardy grapes and wines

Major in Veterinary Pathology

Sarhad Saad Abbood Alnajjar Baghdad, Iraq § Panchan Sitthicharoenchai Bangkok, Thailand
DISSERTATION: Therapeutic efficacy of antiviral DISSERTATION: Therapeutic efficacy of small
molecule inhibitors of human respiratory
compounds in the neonatal lamb model of syncytial virus (hRSV) in neonatal lambs

respiratory syncytial virus infection of infants

with pathogenesis of secondary Streptococcus

pneumoniae infection

Multiple Curricula and Majors

§ Abdullah Mohammed Alqasir Aurora, Ohio †† Michael Stanley Czahor Lanoka Harbor, N.J.
MAJORS: Electrical Engineering and Computer DISSERTATION: Improving reliability in the wind

Engineering (Computing and Networking Systems) energy industry via field failure predictions based

§ Stephen Jon Anderson Des Moines, Iowa on life, maintenance, and dynamic data from

MAJORS: Psychology and Neuroscience supervisory control and data acquisition systems

§ Andrew Lee Bodling Round Rock, Tex. MAJORS: Wind Energy Science Engineering and

MAJORS: Wind Energy Science Engineering and Policy and Statistics

Policy and Aerospace Engineering Zachary Joseph Hudson Beloit, Wis.
MAJORS: Horticulture and Ecology and
§ Naboth Bwambale Kampala, Uganda
MAJORS: Sustainable Agriculture and Sociology Evolutionary Biology

Nadia Veronica Jaramillo Cherrez Ambato, Ecuador Orhan Kaya Canakkale, Turkey
DISSERTATION: Examining the impact of DISSERTATION: Use of soft computing and
technology-mediated oral communicative tasks
on students’ willingness to communicate and numerical analysis in design, analysis and
communicative performance
MAJORS: Education (Curriculum and Instructional management of pavement systems
Technology) and Human Computer Interaction
MAJORS: Civil Engineering (Transportation

Engineering) and Civil Engineering (Civil

Engineering Materials)

Russell Mahmood Dhaka, Bangladesh
DISSERTATION: Nanostructured surfaces fabricated

by modified interference lithographic technique

for modulation of interfacial processes

MAJORS: Chemical Engineering and Electrical


§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 24 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

§ Patrick Maloney Petoskey, Mich. †† Carmen J. Reynolds Ames, Iowa
MAJORS: Wind Energy Science Engineering and MAJORS: Nutritional Sciences and Biochemistry

Policy and Electrical Engineering (Electric Power †† Georges Elias Bou Saab Dhour El Choueir, Lebanon
MAJORS: Civil Engineering (Transportation
and Energy Systems) Engineering) and Civil Engineering
(Environmental Engineering)
§ Najiba Mammadova Indianapolis, Ind.
DISSERTATION: The retinal immune response to

injury and protein misfolding: Insights from § Tyler Jordan Smith South Jordan, Utah

models of traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s MAJORS: Rhetoric and Professional

disease, and prion disease. Communication and Applied Linguistics and

MAJORS: Immunobiology and Neuroscience Technology

Ala’Eddin A. Masadeh Zarqa, Jordan § Mathew Lee Wymore Oskaloosa, Iowa
DISSERTATION: Enhancing the performance of
MAJORS: Wind Energy Science Engineering and
energy harvesting wireless communications using
Policy and Computer Engineering
optimization and machine learning
Nathan Lee Young Orinda, Calif.
MAJORS: Electrical Engineering (Communications DISSERTATION: An integrated framework for

and Signal Processing) and Computer Engineering quantifying scale-dependent groundwater flow

(Computing and Networking Systems) and solute transport in fractured till using field

Anna Nesterovich St. Petersburg, Russia data and numerical modeling
MAJORS: Geology and Environmental Science
MAJORS: Geology and Environmental Science
§ Joseph Patrick Polin
Tyngsboro, Mass. †† Emily K. Zimmerman Marinette, Wis.
DISSERTATION: Process intensification of biomass
DISSERTATION: Identifying opportunities for co-
fast pyrolysis via autothermal operation
production of commodities and water quality
MAJORS: Mechanical Engineering and
improvements in agricultural landscapes in the
Biorenewable Resources and Technology
US Cornbelt

MAJORS: Sustainable Agriculture and

Environmental Science

§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 25 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Master of Accounting

Major in Accounting Ottumwa, Iowa § Randolph Robert Dean Pyle Ames, Iowa
Jaiden Danae Cloyd Huxley, Iowa Michael S. Rimathe Madrid, Iowa
Valerie Mae Culp Spencer Ellis Shane
Lauren Elizabeth Groth St. Ansgar, Iowa Xinyu Wei Ames, Iowa
Adam Daniel Johanson Johnston, Iowa Daniel Thomas Wolinski Wuhan, China
Charles Robert Mosher Algonquin, Ill.
West Des Moines, Iowa

Major in Accounting (Financial Reporting & Assurance)

Jacob David Decker Geneseo, Ill. Reed Anthony Rognes Clear Lake, Iowa
Ellen Susan Espeland Madrid, Iowa Jordan Nicole Simon Bettendorf, Iowa
Mary Elizabeth Johnson
Ottawa, Ill.

Major in Accounting (Tax) Emmetsburg, Iowa
Brandon Michael Elbert

Multiple Curricula and Majors

Steven William Cook Glenview, Ill. Joshua Alan Hinrichsen Spencer, Iowa
MAJORS: Accounting (Financial Reporting & MAJORS: Accounting (Tax) and Accounting

Assurance) and Accounting (Tax) (Financial Reporting & Assurance)

Craig Steven Miller Bettendorf, Iowa Vincent Leo LoCascio St. Charles, Ill.
MAJORS: Accounting (Financial Reporting & MAJORS: Accounting (Tax) and Accounting

Assurance) and Accounting (Data Analytics) (Managerial Decision Making)

†† Wendy Maritza Borja Diaz Ames, Iowa
MAJORS: Accounting (Tax) and Accounting

(Financial Reporting & Assurance)

Master of Architecture

Major in Architecture

Babafemi O. Ade Aina Abuja, Nigeria § Himali Rajeshkumar Limbad Ahmedabad, India
Prithvisingh Dilipsingh Bisen Cynthia McCall Corona, Calif.
Erin Leigh Copeland Mumbai, India Miranda Moen
Nakanyike Patricia Mutebi Freeburg, Minn.
Hang Gao Jefferson, Iowa Christopher Thomas Perez Kampala, Uganda
Wade Derek Vollink Des Moines, Iowa
Jennifer Marie Hakala Shenzhen, China § Tianling Xu Orange City, Iowa

Philip Hess Ely, Minn. Shanghai, China

Nicholas Andrew Jackson Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.

Chirag Khurana Geneva, Ill.

Indore, India

§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 26 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Master of Arts

Major in Anthropology Johnston, Iowa
§ Taylor Alyse Mithelman

Major in English (Literature)

Spencer Dalton Dodd Nevada, Iowa Carolyn Sue Gonzalez West Liberty, Iowa
THESIS: Body doubles: Confinement and THESIS: Chaucer and Malory’s treatment of

dissociation in the nineteenth century novel outlawry

Major in Graphic Design Kansas City, Mo. Jillianne Elizabeth Maureen Sanders
Montel D. Caruthers Polk City, Iowa
Chloe Jean Enos Des Moines, Iowa
Samantha Joanna McCurdy Russell, Iowa Kaiyue Yang
Xi’an, China

Major in History Ames, Iowa § Alyssa Kay Yanni Ames, Iowa
Kristen Van Der Weide

Major in Interior Design Des Moines, Iowa
Laura Ann Dammarell

Major in Political Science

Nathan Charles Hoffman Friendswood, Tex. Andrew Duane Lipp Le Mars, Iowa
THESIS: Strategic deferment: A study of the rogue

state, status quo state relationship with a focus

on the United States and North Korea

Major in Political Science (Public Policy)

David Babayev Clive, Iowa Olivia Anne Horvath West Des Moines, Iowa
Yesun Choung THESIS: The factors influencing mental health
Seoul, South Korea
THESIS: The new generation and revival of facility admissions and budgets in the United States
Jacob Grant Wilson
passenger rail systems in Iowa Des Moines, Iowa

THESIS: In defense of privacy

Major in Teaching English as a Second Language/Applied Linguistics (Computer Assisted
Language Learning)

Erik Dean Goodale Ames, Iowa Agata Guskaroska Struga, Macedonia

Major in Teaching English as a Second Language/Applied Linguistics (Corpus and
Computational Linguistics)

Nergis Danis Istanbul, Turkey
THESIS: Variation of linguistic markers of stance in

ESL students’ summary and argumentative essays

§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 27 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Master of Arts in Teaching

Major in Science Education Decorah, Iowa Leah Elaine Schussler Oskaloosa, Iowa
Clara Alice Kittleson Altoona, Iowa
§ Hilary Alexis Schieffer

Master of Business Administration

Major in Business Administration

§ Jeffrey Allen Ackley Des Moines, Iowa Brittany Abigail Kellen Le Mars, Iowa
Anthony Anderson Waukee, Iowa Patrick Dean McCormick Ankeny, Iowa
Alexander Brewington John Patrick Millikan Bloomingdale, Ill.
Tom Christopher Brix Des Moines, Iowa Chaiti Nath Kolkata, India
Lindsay Renee Cannaday Ames, Iowa § Mark Neyens Dubuque, Iowa
Cliver A. L. Finlay Ayomide Sarah Odumuboni Lagos, Nigeria
Katherine Ann Fjelstad Des Moines, Iowa Jenna Lynn Oftedal East Dubuque, Ill.
Heng Thi Fongkhamdeng St. Marks, Grenada Madeline Courtney Rogers Fall Creek, Wis.
Audrey Elaine Fyock Logan Russell Ankeny, Iowa
§ Michael Vernon Greenlee Johnston, Iowa Justin Joseph Scavo Des Moines, Iowa
Rowan Mitchell Gruber Clive, Iowa Rachel Jean Schulte
Richa Gupta Yogita Amit Shah Oakford, Ill.
Erik Brian Hammill Creston, Iowa Jessica Lynn Stofer Ames, Iowa
Allison Kathleen Harris Des Moines, Iowa James Hamilton Studley Des Moines, Iowa
Jennifer Christine Hess Sunil Srinivas Sukumar Sioux City, Iowa
Erin E. Hurd Eustis, Neb. § Mina Taheri Chennai, India
Jacob Daniel Jansen Omaha, Neb. Lili Tan Ames, Iowa
Mads Faartoft Jensen Monticello, Minn. Ann Michelle Taylor Guigang, China
Jason Maurice Jewett Cedar Falls, Iowa Michael Albin Vietze Woodburn, Iowa
Benjamin Harvey Kalla Fort Dodge, Iowa William Joseph Wandro Westbrook, Maine
Redondo Beach, Calif. Urbandale, Iowa
Coon Rapids, Minn.
Brande, Denmark Bengaluru, India
Des Moines, Iowa Noida, India
St. Paul, Minn.
Charlottesville, Va.
Major in Business Administration (Business Analytics) Elkhorn, Neb.

Akshay Bhalchandra Ambekar Mumbai, India Shruthi Sharath
Libier Bermudez Ashish Tiwari
Parash Shakya Des Moines, Iowa

Kathmandu, Nepal

Major in Business Administration (Finance)

Bradley A. Hagen Liberty, Mo. Megan Elizabeth Schnell
Shih-Yuan Lin Taipei, Taiwan James Joseph Wingerter

Major in Business Administration (Technology and Innovation Management)

Benjamin K. Meeder St. Paul, Minn.

Multiple Curricula and Majors

Uluc Emre Denizel Istanbul, Turkey
MAJORS: Business Administration (Business

Analytics) and Business Administration


§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 28 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Master of Business Analytics

Major in Business Analytics

Brock Aaron Brodersen Denison, Iowa Fredd Paul Kennedy Patterson Ankeny, Iowa
Usha Rani Chintala Grimes, Iowa Tyler Jeffrey Patzner
Jonathon Lee Davis Altoona, Iowa Donald James Riehm Davenport, Iowa
Jessica Beth De Boom Sioux Center, Iowa
Agustin Duran Montgomery, Ill. Franz Helmuth Rinkleff Cedar Falls, Iowa
Mitchell David Ehlers
Timothy George Klein Clive, Iowa Shannon L. Samuelson Rochester, Minn.
Matthew J. Klinehart Wells, Minn.
Brian Eric McCullough Cedar Falls, Iowa Joseph N. Schattschneider Ankeny, Iowa
Abby Lynn Neill Hudson, Iowa
Brian Nicholas Norberg Norwalk, Iowa Kristine Lynn Tyler Algona, Iowa
Des Moines, Iowa
Sarah Ann Weno Ames, Iowa

Nathan Thomas White Mitchellville, Iowa

Erick Kiprotich Yego Vadnais Heights, Minn.

Grimes, Iowa

Master of Community and Regional Planning

Major in Community and Regional Planning

Kwasi Abebrese Ejisu, Ghana Samuel Ikendi Kampala, Uganda
THESIS: Implementing street addressing system THESIS: Impact of nutrition education centers on

in an evolving urban center: A case study of the food and nutrition security in Kamuli district,

Kumasi Metropolitan Area in Ghana Uganda.
§ Rakibul Ahasan Namah Chiamo Taku-Forchu Buea, Cameroon
Lauren Kathleen Dietz Noakhali, Bangladesh THESIS: Linking smallholder farmers to markets:

Antionette Alisa Fowlkes Waterloo, Iowa The role of extension in market information

Birmingham, Ala. distribution for poverty reduction in Fako,


Master of Design in Sustainable Environments

Major in Sustainable Environments

Kaveh Abbasi Hafshejani Ames, Iowa § Shuang Wu Huangchuan, China

§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 29 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Master of Education

Major in Education Fredericksburg, Iowa
Morgan Beth Steege

Major in Education (Curriculum and Instructional Technology)

Megan Algreen Van Meter, Iowa Jill Elizabeth Isley Boone, Iowa
Jordan David Augspurger Marshalltown, Iowa Stephanie Lynn Kingery Knoxville, Iowa
Kendal Eugene Ausborn Kaitlyn Anne Schweer Bolingbrook, Ill.
Leslie Ann Drilling Mason City, Iowa Brittany Marie Sweers Earlham, Iowa
David Brice Dubczak Urbandale, Iowa Elizabeth Joy Whitver Urbandale, Iowa
Mary Tess Dwyer Indianola, Iowa Sarah Elizabeth Zavoral
Robin S. Ertz Bettendorf, Iowa Clive, Iowa

Ames, Iowa

Major in Education (Higher Education)

Shelby Diane Hildreth Ogden, Iowa Curtis Alan Rohlfs Runnells, Iowa
Kristin E. Kollbaum Marcus, Iowa Megan Elaine Wicks Ankeny, Iowa
Comanchette Rene McBee Kiester, Minn.

Major in Education (Student Affairs)

Tyler Jesse Bonanno Clinton Township, Mich. Jessica Vanessa Mena Flores San Pablo, Calif.
Janae Nicole Due Carolina Monteiro do Rosario Curitiba, Brazil
Vanessa Espinoza Mauston, Wis. Kelly Ann Moroney
Taylor Loren Perkins Ballwin, Mo.
Meredith Foley Columbus Junction, Iowa Kathryn Anne Petravick Lakeville, Minn.
Alexandra Bonita Joyce Polk Washington, Ill.
Julis K. Franks Ames, Iowa Berenice Lizette Real Flower Mound, Tex.
Grace Elizabeth Ritter Waterloo, Iowa
Kelly Elizabeth Freeman Jackson, Miss. Sarah Anne Margaret Rudy
Nicole Lee Russell Frankfort, Ill.
Sydni Marie Harmon Farmington, Mo. Kathryn Marie Steigleder Radcliffe, Iowa
Taylor Nicole Stoeckler Castle Rock, Colo.
Yasja Dynise Hemmings Toledo, Ohio Wyatt Joseph Waterbury
Ames, Iowa
Lauren Rose Henry Orlando, Fla. Fort Atkinson, Wis.
McMinnville, Oreg.
Samantha R. Hirschman Amana, Iowa

Romina Kasandra Holder Cherokee, Iowa

Amanda Ann Kelly Des Moines, Iowa

Jonathan Kleba Colorado Springs, Colo.

Joshua Michael Matos Coon Rapids, Minn.

Lorain, Ohio

Master of Engineering

Major in Aerospace Engineering

Muhammad Ibtasam Arshad Halifax, Canada Saveri Pal Howrah, India
Alexander James Christensen San Diego, Calif. David Ariel Shevat Glendale, Ariz.
Therese Alexandra Frels Ahilan Tamilselvan Chennai, India
Guthrie Center, Iowa
Aurora, Colo.
Major in Chemical Engineering Guntur, India

Baker Ward Kuehl Maple Grove, Minn.

Major in Civil Engineering (Construction Engineering and Management)

Salih Ibrahim S. Almansour Almithnab, Saudi Arabia Keaton Paul Hinners
Lokeshwaren Baskaran Vaibhav Kanth Sanagapalli
Chennai, India

§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 30 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Major in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering)

Weihao Wu Luoyang, China Zhengkai Zhu Ames, Iowa
Chang Zhao Tianjin, China

Major in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering)

Xinmeng Chen Qingzhou, China Omar Mannan Siddiqui Lucknow, India

Major in Computer Engineering

Fayez Majed Abusharkh West Des Moines, Iowa Mengzhou Sha Xuzhou, China
Shrabya Kayastha Grimes, Iowa Guruprasad Sivagurunatha Krishnan San Jose, Calif.
Matthew Alexander Kelly Grant Paul Wanderscheid
Daniel John Kurfis Woodbury, Minn. § Christopher J. Williams Johnston, Iowa
Dane Michael Larson Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Jay Michael Sanborn Gavin Ruey-Jer Young Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Ely, Iowa
Libertyville, Ill. Xian Zhu Marion, Iowa

Huaian, China

Major in Electrical Engineering

George Pastore Alphonse Des Moines, Iowa Srijan Karim Des Moines, Iowa
Joseph Anthony Aymond Grand Forks, N. Dak. Aric David Klyn Pella, Iowa
Robert A. Buckley Benjamin Samuel Wiggins
Pei Huang Des Moines, Iowa St. Paul, Minn.
Beijing, China

Major in Energy Systems Engineering

Scott McKenna Drake Council Bluffs, Iowa Humair Nadeem Karachi, Pakistan
Sergey Ivankov Millbrae, Calif.

Major in Engineering Management

Calvin Eli Fehr Normal, Ill. Jason Michael Shirk Sylvania, Ohio
Elisa Jo Hutchison Ceresco, Neb. Kelton Stefan Durham, N.C.
Brian Dale Love Ankeny, Iowa Lindsey Marie Wanderscheid Johnston, Iowa
Sarah Michelle Love Ankeny, Iowa Alick Zulu Marion, Iowa
Robert Scott Lovstuen Jonathan Zyne Warner Robins, Ga.
Michael Andrew Roth Tiffin, Iowa
Ames, Iowa

Major in Engineering Mechanics

Kevin Michael O’Connell Rochester, Minn.

Major in Industrial Engineering

†† Zachary Amenda Pewaukee, Wis. Taher Kaizar Poonawala Pune, India
Thomas Mathew Kanjirapally, India Sharanya Venkateswaran Chennai, India
David J. Peiffer
Marion, Iowa

Major in Information Assurance

Katie Michelle Hoff West Des Moines, Iowa

Major in Materials Science and Engineering

Yi Guo Qingzhou, China Zeyu Zeng Beijing, China
Bryce C. Thoeny Coralville, Iowa

§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 31 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Major in Mechanical Engineering

Paras Sanjay Bharambe Thane, India Marilyn Christine McNamara La Crosse, Wis.
Lindsay June Chamblee Durango, Colo. Avinash Saikia Guwahati, India
Jonathon Paul Fleming Kody Allen Sjoblom State Center, Iowa
Brianna Nicole Grenier Geneseo, Ill. § Qianjun Ye Shanghai, China
Michal Paul Lisowyj Ankeny, Iowa
Elkhorn, Neb.

Major in Systems Engineering

Hannah Renee Benedix Cedar Falls, Iowa Frank John Pietras III Seattle, Wash.
Michael Scott Butler Matthew Adam Reed Herndon, Va.
Nevada, Iowa § Ramya Varadaraju Bangalore, India
Jacob Lee Foresman Kirpes West Des Moines, Iowa

Multiple Curricula and Majors

Tai-He Chang Miaoli, Taiwan Tzu-Lung Chang Taichung City, Taiwan
MAJORS: Computer Engineering and Electrical MAJORS: Electrical Engineering and Computer

Engineering Engineering

Master of Family and Consumer Sciences

Major in Family and Consumer Sciences (Dietetics)

Elizabeth M. Foley Hoffman Estates, Ill. Emily M. Parent Somerset, Wis.
§ Amy Marie Lodes Ankeny, Iowa Geok Simm Tan Ann Arbor, Mich.
Brittany Rose Mally Sparks, Nev.
Mason City, Iowa
Major in Family and Consumer Sciences (Family Financial Planning) Storrs Mansfield, Conn.

Bruce Peter Arendt Decorah, Iowa Loni Jorgenson Mandeville, La.
Purmon Robert Greene Jr. South Central L.A., Calif. Emily Jean Shull
§ Glenn Antonio Harris Mona Michelle Weltmer Indianola, Iowa
Dallas Center, Iowa

Major in Family and Consumer Sciences (Gerontology)

Stephanie Lynn Swanson Harcourt, Iowa

Major in Family and Consumer Sciences (Youth Development)

Justin R. Cummings-Morrow Cincinnati, Ohio Ty Christian Henry

Master of Finance

Major in Finance Brande, Denmark Yogita Amit Shah Ames, Iowa
Mads Faartoft Jensen Kolkata, India Madison Raye Sogge Marshalltown, Iowa
Chaiti Nath Lagos, Nigeria Alec Christopher Watson
Ayomide Sarah Odumuboni Johnston, Iowa Mason City, Iowa
Samuel Henry Schade

§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 32 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Master of Fine Arts

Major in Creative Writing and Environment

Iza Bruen-Morningstar Santa Fe, N. Mex. Amalie Kwassman Brooklyn, N.Y.
THESIS: Shrike: A novel excerpt †† Zach Bennett Lisabeth Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.
Danielle Lea Buchanan Eric Fisher Stone
Renee Sun-ok Christopher Kansas City, Mo. Fort Worth, Tex.
THESIS: Animal joy
THESIS: Conjured light Riverside, Calif. Shelby Rae Stringfield Knoxville, Tenn.
§†† Hagan Faye Whiteleather Alliance, Ohio
Emily Claire Horner Montreal, Canada

Major in Graphic Design

Monica Ann Pearson Ames, Iowa
THESIS: Discouraging the use of single-use

plastics through graphic design strategies

Major in Integrated Visual Arts

Judy Jane Long Des Moines, Iowa †† Andrew John Zandt Waukesha, Wis.
THESIS: The veil Owatonna, Minn. THESIS: Time, action, wear, memory

§ Anna Noel Segner
THESIS: Toy (with) animals

Major in Interior Design

Weicheng Chen Ames, Iowa Yi Yuan Qingdao, China
THESIS: The effects of artwork in boutique hotel THESIS: Enhanced on-campus coffee shop

interiors: Informal learning and design for the

millennial students

Master of Human Computer Interaction

Major in Human Computer Interaction

Bailey Jayne Anderson Des Moines, Iowa § Elizabeth Holloway Las Vegas, Nev.
Deborah Brasier Polk City, Iowa Brian Scott Keen Richmond, Va.
Anne L. Brittain Gastonia, N.C. Elizabeth L. Mattern
Eder Max Davila-Contreras Los Altos, Calif. Melissa Lonchambon Ryan Atlanta, Ga.
Gleiry Feliz Bronx, N.Y. Christine Schumaker Houston, Tex.
Katherine Fox Pittsburgh, Pa. Fayetteville, Ark.

Master of Industrial Design

Major in Industrial Design
Kenneth Heng Chien Gan Subang Jaya, Malaysia

§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 33 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Master of Landscape Architecture

Major in Landscape Architecture

Taylor Jourdan Danger Jewell, Iowa †† Wan Wei Jining, China
Rachel Elizabeth Kehoe Cedar Rapids, Iowa § Shuang Wu Huangchuan, China
Rosie Manzo
Hudson, Mass.

Master of School Mathematics

Major in School Mathematics Toledo, Iowa
Kelly Jo Chizek

Master of Science

Major in Aerospace Engineering

Anshul Chandel Chandigarh, India Sravya Sasetty Gadwal, India
THESIS: Comparison of URANS and DES models TviHaEaSnIS:inCtOer2fasceiqaul ecshteramtiiocanl in a capillary tube
reaction between
for dynamic stall of NACA 0012 at low Reynolds

number DaCpnraie(esOlsuXHri)ia2zoesydoalCnugtOioZ2nhg.oasu and aqueous glycerol
Sampson Davis Auckland, New
Bayport, Minn.
THESIS: Asymptotic analysis of hypersonic
boundary layers over an adiabatic wall with THESIS: Airline fleet planning and utilization

deformations hours comparison studies
Brian Christopher Schwinke Kempa Granger, Ind.
THESIS: Embedding runtime verification post-

deployment for real-time health management of

safety-critical systems

Major in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

Sadaf Ghorbani Tehran, Iran Evan L. Mellott Wales, Iowa
§ Hannah Elizabeth Guyer East Lansing, Mich. Timothy Patrick Neher Fort Wayne, Ind.

Major in Agricultural Education

Ibrahim Yahya H. Alhazmi Najran, Saudi Arabia Elizabeth Naviaux Spirit Lake, Iowa
Kaitlyn Ellen Bonzer Nashua, Iowa McKenzie Nicole Nygren Neosho, Mo.
Bradley Newell Dean Kristen Dee Rutherford
Cassandra Anne Forbush Norton Shores, Mich. Emma Julaine Sunderman Harlan, Iowa
Stacey Jo Geerdes Corunna, Mich. Trenton Joseph Taber Massena, Iowa
Callie Brazil Lankford Everly, Iowa Jennifer Anne Westphal Cambridge, Ill.
Kylie Rae Miller Eatonton, Ga. Maquoketa, Iowa
Wellman, Iowa

Major in Agricultural Education (Agricultural Extension Education)

Jamie Michael Pudenz Carroll, Iowa

§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 34 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Major in Agricultural Meteorology

Richard Cirone Ashburn, Va.
THESIS: UHF band attenuation through a corn

canopy with crop growth

Major in Agronomy Lamberton, Minn. Nicholas James Troy Augusta, Mont.
Emily Elizabeth Evans Ottawa Lake, Mich. John Michael Tunink Des Moines, Iowa
David Daniel Gust Derek Thomas Ver Helst
Corey Warren Hartbecke Dubuque, Iowa Rebecca Kay Vittetoe Brandt, S. Dak.
Nicholas Patrick Marley Nokomis, Ill. Tyler Brad Vreugdenhil Washington, Iowa
Brandi Nicole Payne Eureka, Ill. Matthew Gene Wetterling
Mike Louis Salman Erie, Colo. Kearney, Neb.
Nicholas Joos Saumweber Fargo, N. Dak.
St. Paul, Minn.

Major in Analytical Chemistry

Daniel Jefferson Freppon Bushnell, Fla.
THESIS: Understanding the photophysical

properties of methylammonium lead halide


Major in Animal Physiology (Ethology)

Ella Elizabeth Akin Corning, Iowa

Major in Animal Science

§ Emily Hannele Branstad Forest City, Iowa Carrie Suzanne McCarthy Gladbrook, Iowa
Brooke Catherine Dooley THESIS: Evaluating the effects of rumen-protected
Le Roy, Ill.
THESIS: Characterization of corn stover pelleted glucose (RPG) on production, metabolism, and

with soybean meal or dried distillers grains on inflammation in transitioning dairy cows

lactating cow performance, eating behavior, and

rumen function

Major in Applied Mathematics

Christine Wiersma St. Johns, Mich. Bowen Xie Anshan, China

Major in Architecture

Boram Kim Mokpo-si, South Korea § Panhavuth Sar Phnom Penh, Cambodia
THESIS: Interdisciplinary research into Melvin Glenn Veigas
Dohoa, Qatar
architecture and music: An evaluation of acoustic THESIS: A study of novel strategies of utilizing

performance of a selection of spaces and of cellulose at various scales and optimizing

materials material distribution

Major in Biochemistry Ames, Iowa
§ Supreet Kaur

§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 35 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Major in Biomedical Sciences

Courtney Babcock Greenfield, Mass. Nicole Ann Hasstedt Urbandale, Iowa
Jacob Jacob Bahbah Anaheim, Calif. Jesslyn Frances Hendrickson Cannon Falls, Minn.
§ Lucien Iragi Bahinga Wyoming, Mich. Fatiha Umaima Iqbal
Maria Elena Yorro Bartemes Hunter Cooper Irwin Johnston, Iowa
Brett Barthman Urbandale, Iowa Alexandra A. McMullen Boise, Idaho
Savanna Kaye Bergeron Milford, Iowa Kendra Elizabeth Myers Clive, Iowa
Megan Anne Bonnett Roscoe, Ill. Jordan Ashley Neyens Mesa, Ariz.
Annalisa J. Brandt Rebecca Carolyn Olsen
William Anh Viet Bui Tran North Liberty, Iowa Brandon Robert Patten Pleasant Hill, Iowa
Christopher Thomas Culek Ankeny, Iowa Jade Alexia Rivera McCallsburg, Iowa
Kirsten Kay Daniel McKenna Errington Schnack Webster City, Iowa
Kimberly Anh Dao Albertville, Minn.
Ames, Iowa Waterloo, Iowa
Des Moines, Iowa
Carroll, Iowa
Apple Valley, Minn.

Major in Biomedical Sciences (Anatomy)

Hannah C. Gustafson Kiron, Iowa Tyler Michael Olson Mapleton, Minn.
Benjamin Isaac Isaac Dubuque, Iowa Katie Alicia Tharaldson Grand Forks, N. Dak.
Mackenzie Jule Keil Dubuque, Iowa Brittany N. Watznauer
West Point, Iowa

Major in Biomedical Sciences (Cell Biology)

William Christopher Young Clive, Iowa

Major in Biomedical Sciences (Pharmacology)

Monica M. Hepker Des Moines, Iowa

Major in Biomedical Sciences (Physiology)

Daniel James McKenzie Pekin, Ill. Logan Scott Stiens Rock Valley, Iowa
Kaysha Rodriguez Avila San Juan, Puerto Rico

Major in Chemical Engineering

Elspeth Morgan Petersen Davenport, Iowa Mohsen Torabi Dizaji Tehran, Iran
THESIS: Fueling the mission to Mars and Earth’s THESIS: High voltage quinone flow battery with

transition to renewable energy: Increasing hybrid acid and base electrolytes
Yujie Wang
catalyst performance for carbon dioxide Shenzhen, China

methanation THESIS: Solid-state synthesis of germanium
Kartik Srivastava
Jhansi, India nanocrystals from a chloride-derived germania

glass and colloidal synthesis of germanium

nanocrystals from germanium halides with trisilane

Major in Civil Engineering (Civil Engineering Materials)

§ Adel Rezaei Tarahomi Babol, Iran

Major in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering)

Yizhou Li Guangzhou, China Yijun Wu Linfen, China
THESIS: Laboratory and in situ evaluations of

using bio-based co-product for pavement geo-

materials stabilization

Major in Civil Engineering (Intelligent Infrastructure Engineering)

Archana Venkatachalapathy Nagpur, India
THESIS: A rubric driven evaluation of open data

portals and their data in transportation

§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 36 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Major in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering)

James Anthony Buban Geneva, Ill. Tong Tong Ames, Iowa
Ashley Ann Ecklund THESIS: Multiscale investigations into reinforced
Elk River, Minn.
THESIS: Precast concrete bridge barriers for concrete shear wall buildings
Zhe Wang
accelerated bridge construction Lanzhou, China
Douglas Leburn Krapf
Elizabeth Susan Miller Waunakee, Wis. THESIS: Portable water filled barrier with

Cincinnati, Ohio honeycomb internal cells

THESIS: Innovative studies on reinforced concrete

panel structures through experimental testing and

finite element modeling; and teaching structural

engineering courses using augmented reality

Major in Civil Engineering (Transportation Engineering)

Yazan Basem Abukhalil Zarqa, Jordan Kyle Thompson Metamora, Ill.
THESIS: Cross asset resource allocation framework THESIS: Probe vehicle performance measures for

for pavement and bridges in Iowa assessing travel time reliability
Hitesh Chawla Chao Zhou
Aligarh, India Wuhan, China
THESIS: In-service evaluation of culvert extensions THESIS: Exploring the relationship between

interstate crashes and various speed metrics

based upon probe vehicle data

Major in Computer Engineering

Srinandan Kota Bangalore, India

Major in Computer Engineering (Computing and Networking Systems)

Ramcharan Chalamalasetty Machilipatnam, India Robert Cole Wernsman Abingdon, Ill.
Caleb D. Toney THESIS: Analyzing energy savings in an FPGA
Carl Junction, Mo.
Sudharrshan Veeraraghava Ramanni Janaartha video processing system using dynamic partial

Chennai, India reconfiguration
Resy Verma
Bhopal, India

Major in Computer Engineering (Secure and Reliable Computing)

Brody J. Concannon Story City, Iowa Yifu Zhou Ames, Iowa
Shruthi Ramesh
Chennai, India
THESIS: An efficient framework for privacy-

preserving computations on encrypted IoT data

Major in Computer Engineering (Software Systems)

Souparni P. Agnihotri Bangalore, India § Joel Aaron May Vancouver, Wash.

Major in Computer Science

Sri Charan Admala Karimnagar, India Ishita Prakash Lucknow, India
Mohit Baskota Kathmandu, Nepal Abirukmani Venkatachalam
Raviteja Raja Byna Xiaochen Yang Vellore, India
Vamsi Krishna Calpakkam Anand, India
Yan Deng Chennai, India Menglu Yu Zouping, China
Tanmay Milind Gore
Nitesh Kumar Gupta Ames, Iowa Ningbo, China
Aishwarya Majumder Thane, India THESIS: Toward efficient online scheduling for
Sri Harsha Nadella Jaipur, India
Kolkata, India large-scale distributed machine learning system
Ghantasala, India Weijia Zhao
Tianchen Zhou Shenzhen, China

Wuhan, China

Major in Computer Science (Computational Molecular Biology)
Venkata Sai Krishna Teja Vadali Hyderabad, India

§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 37 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Major in Condensed Matter Physics

Saba Sharikadze Tbilisi, Georgia

Major in Crop Production and Physiology

Mitchell Eden Baum Mitchellville, Iowa
THESIS: The effect of year-to-year variability on

planting date and relative maturity selection

for maize

Major in Diet and Exercise

Hilary Lettie Green Madison, Ala. Catherine Suzanne Rudolph Iowa City, Iowa
THESIS: The effect of egg consumption on THESIS: Mixed-methods assessment of a local

inflammatory markers, psychological measures, meals on wheels program

dietary intake and quality, and body composition

in NCAA division I female collegiate gymnasts

Major in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Jacob Scott Eeling Ankeny, Iowa Morgan Marie Mackert Marion, Iowa
Nicholas Lyon THESIS: Strategies to improve native
Del Mar, Calif.
THESIS: An integrated approach to restoring bee (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) habitat in

grassland function to working landscapes agroecosystems

Major in Economics Prishtina, Kosovo Timothy A. Keith Duncansville, Pa.
Albulena Basha Brandon, S. Dak.
Bryan Jackson

Major in Electrical Engineering (Bioengineering)

Matthew Donald Davis Ames, Iowa
THESIS: Adaptive hybrid structures to enhance

graphene-based sensors for detecting moisture in

corn plants

Major in Electrical Engineering (Electric Power and Energy Systems)

§ Luke David Myers Maple Grove, Minn.

Major in Electrical Engineering (Microelectronics and Photonics)

Nishtha Bhatnagar Jaipur, India Subin Mao Suzhou, China
Gurlyn Singh Grewal Kenosha, Wis. THESIS: Multiplexed detection of autoantibodies
Jiayan Huo Urumqi, China
†† Souvik Kundu Kolkata, India for type 1 diabetes using naonopore thin-film
Ranjitha Lakshmi Narayanan Chennai, India
based sensors
Benjamin H. Reichert
Yalun Tang Libertyville, Ill.

Guantong Zhou Jiangmen, China

Suzhou, China

Major in Electrical Engineering (Very Large Scale Integration)

Tao Chen Changshu, China Vijayalakshmi Naganadhan Kottayam, India
THESIS: Built-in self-test and self-calibration for THESIS: Low temperature coefficient bandgap

analog and mixed signal circuits voltage reference generator
Aman Gupta
Mandi, India

§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 38 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Major in Environmental Science

David Adrian Ortiz Des Moines, Iowa Forrest Faix Williams Manton, Mich.
THESIS: Evaluation of temporal and spatial THESIS: AIMM: A methodology for measuring

indicators of regime shifts in shallow lakes bank erosion on a statewide scale

Major in Genetics and Genomics

§ Ryan James Arndorfer Humeston, Iowa

Major in Geology

Calvin Dakota Conn Lawrenceville, Ga. Thomas Austin Harbour Suffolk, Va.
THESIS: The effects of amphibolite facies Matthew Warbritton
Edwards, Ill.
metamorphism on the trace element composition THESIS: Strain patterns in the Møns Klint and

of pyrite and pyrrhotite in the Cambrian Nairne Rubjerg Knude glaciotectonic complexes,

Pyrite Member, Kanmantoo Group, South Australia Denmark, inferred from anisotropy of magnetic
Theresa Ann Halligan
Omaha, Neb. susceptibility

THESIS: Comparing the effect of cooperative

exams on student learning between an interactive

lecture and a student-centered class

Major in Horticulture

Timothy Otto Dalsgaard Springfield, Minn. Ryan Charles May Portage, Mich.
THESIS: Comparison of shockwave aerification and

conventional aerification methods on athletic fields

Major in Human Computer Interaction

Sherry Louise Berghefer Nevada, Iowa Pamela Quinne Fokes San Anselmo, Calif.
Breann Marie Black Shira Gordon Queens, N.Y.
Samantha Lynne Creeger Ankeny, Iowa

Woodbury, Minn.
THESIS: Design Problem exploration

Major in Human Development and Family Studies

§†† Ashley Reagan Delaney Ankeny, Iowa Ryan Andrew Stuart Emporium, Pa.
Sara Katherine Ray
Weslaco, Tex.
THESIS: Economic flourishing and floundering in

emerging adulthood

Major in Industrial and Agricultural Technology

†† Chad Joseph Dolphin Conrad, Iowa § Austin Robert Hamm Elkins, Ark.
THESIS: Segregation strategies for non-gm corn: Sara Michelle Underwood Pocahontas, Iowa

Improving effectiveness through an analytical

modeling approach

Major in Industrial Engineering

Enrique M. Alameda-Basora Arroyo, Puerto Rico †† Vrishtee Divakar Rane Khopoli, India
Yurui Li THESIS: An analysis of using online testing
Ames, Iowa
modules in engineering economics
Hunter Riley Sabers
Rickardsville, Iowa

§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 39 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Major in Information Assurance

Vismayashree Balakrishna Rao Bangalore, India Brett Michael Weiss Ames, Iowa
Shivika Garg
Ghaziabad, India

Major in Information Systems

Akshay Bhalchandra Ambekar Mumbai, India Roshni Saha Kolkata, India
Cliver A. L. Finlay Parash Shakya Kathmandu, Nepal
Richa Gupta St. Marks, Grenada Shruthi Sharath
Sunil Srinivas Sukumar Bengaluru, India
Jacob Clark Huinker Omaha, Neb. § Mina Taheri Chennai, India
Lili Tan Ames, Iran
§ Haimeng Kang Fairmont, Minn. Ashish Tiwari Guigang, China
Noida, India
Kriti Beijing, China

Danielle Renee Mitchell Varanasi, India

Maxwell, Iowa

Major in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies

Hans-George Jefferson Brase Clover, S.C.

Major in Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies (Community Development)

John C. Joiner Marion, Ala. Brittany A. Vanden Langenberg Wausau, Wis.
Anita J. Dennis Montgomery
Watson, Ark.
THESIS: Re-defining “accessibility” in community

development: An appreciative inquiry for the 1 in

59 on the autism spectrum

Major in Journalism and Mass Communication

§ Mumtahin Awny Kushtia, Bangladesh § Selchia Densua Cain Kansas City, Mo.
Carlos Eduardo Back Vianna Porto Alegre, Brazil § Bradley Warren DePrez Ankeny, Iowa
THESIS: Constructing the perfect post: The effects of § Saige Amelia Heyer Ames, Iowa
§ Ana Cristina Ram¡rez
incivility and news selection on online engagement San Juan, Puerto Rico

Major in Kinesiology

Emma Elizabeth Albin Austin, Tex. § Hyunsoo Kim Goyang-si South
THESIS: Associations of cardiorespiratory fitness Jacob La Marche
Morrison, Ill.
and muscular strength with arterial stiffness in THESIS: Biomechanical effects of shod vs. unshod

older adults deadlift in males
Dana Edward Cash Olivia Kathleen Meyer
Markus H. Flynn Altoona, Iowa Ames, Iowa

Homewood, Ill.

Major in Materials Science and Engineering

Alden Campbell Watts Hannau, Germany
THESIS: Towards understanding material

characteristics through the additive

manufacturing arc

Major in Mathematics

Joseph Alameda Salinas, Calif. Scarlitte Gonzalez Ponce Salinas, Calif.
Baoyue Bi
Taiyuan, China
THESIS: Selecting pairs of non-transitive dice
Jungmin Choi
Madison, Wis.

§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 40 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Major in Mechanical Engineering

Jiawei Bao Ames, Iowa Patrick Donald Sanderson Ames, Iowa
Tryambak Gangopadhyay THESIS: Thermal decomposition of chemical
Howrah, India
THESIS: Deep learning for monitoring cyber- warfare agent simulants diisopropyl

physical systems methylphosphonate and tributyl phosphate
Xin Huang Vignesh Suresh
§ Jocelyn LaChelle Jackson Xiamen, China Coimbatore, India
THESIS: Calibration of structured light system
Arya Ketabchi Haghighat Davenport, Iowa
using unidirectional fringe patterns
Tehran, Iran Deepak George Thomas
THESIS: Droplet coalescence in an emulsion to
Ahmedabad, India
support process scale-up of a topical ointment THESIS: Exfoliation of scalable few layer
Olamide Elizabeth Opadokun
Mihir Radia Ilorin, Nigeria biocompatible graphene nanosheets using a

Hubli, India protein-assisted mechanochemical technique

THESIS: Collaborative product review using virtual

reality interface devices performance studying

Major in Meteorology River Falls, Wis.
Andrew Goenner

Major in Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology

§ Norin Yasin Chaudhry Lahore, Pakistan

Major in Nutritional Sciences

Alexandra Kate Plagman Adel, Iowa
THESIS: The role of cholecystokinin, fasting

glucose, and ketone bodies on the pathogenesis

of Alzheimer’s disease

Major in Nutritional Sciences (Global Nutrition)

Molly Beckwith Hiller Parkton, Md.
THESIS: Food security and dietary acculturation

among college students at Iowa State University

Major in Plant Biology Ames, Iowa
Elliot Sully

Major in Plant Breeding Bovey, Minn. Dustin Glen North Stuttgart, Ark.
Jacques Paul Duquette Cannon Falls, Minn. Edward Patrick Rowe Chico, Calif.
Sarah Lynn Fleischmann West Lafayette, Ind.
Brian Paul Haberstroh

Major in Plant Pathology

§ Julie Aiza L. Mandap Cabuyao, Philippines
Hayley Marie Nelson
Denison, Iowa
THESIS: Disease and insect pest management in

organic cucurbit production
Stith Norris Wiggs
Des Moines, Iowa

§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 41 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Major in Psychology

Vanessa A. Castillo Appleton, Wis. Madelyne Mae Losby Marion, Iowa
THESIS: An investigation of forgiveness in an THESIS: Emotion socialization and psychological

honor culture distress: The mediating roles of emotion
Lucia Annaleigh Cherep
Batavia, Ill. recognition and emotion regulation
Nellie Raissa Moualeu
THESIS: Effect of spatial and non-spatial changes Plano, Tex.

on perceived self-location THESIS: Does racial identity explain the buffering
Ryan Edward Ditchfield
Clovis, Calif. impact of racial socialization on discrimination?
Alexander Robert Toftness
THESIS: Victims as aggressors: Does victim- River Falls, Wis.

bystander status influence eyewitness decision- THESIS: The non-specificity of prosopagnosia: Can

making in showup procedures? prosopagnosics distinguish sheep?

Major in Seed Technology and Business

Sarah Elizabeth Ebert Middleton, Idaho Brian Alan Kirk St. Louis, Mo.
James P. Fitzpatrick Jr. Watertown, Conn. Jaime Saavedra Sanchez Rancagua, Chile

Major in Soil Science (Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry)

Rebecca Ann Baldwin-Kordick

Colorado Springs, Colo.

Major in Soil Science (Soil Morphology and Genesis)

Daniel Perry Brummel Springfield, Ill.

Major in Statistics Hefei, China Qinglong Tian Huangshi, China
Fan Dai Newton, Kans. Miranda Rene Tilton Maple Grove, Minn.
Steven Harms Yue Zhang
Emily O’Connor Barre, Vt. Ames, Iowa
Matthew J. Stuart Denison, Iowa

Major in Sustainable Agriculture

Albulena Basha Prishtina, Kosovo Carly Abbe McAndrews Burlington, Vt.
Samuel Ikendi
Kampala, Uganda
THESIS: Impact of nutrition education centers on food

and nutrition security in Kamuli district, Uganda.

Major in Toxicology

Laura Elizabeth Burns Ames, Iowa
THESIS: Use of liquid microjunction surface sampling

probe mass spectrometry for the development of a

rapid untargeted screening method for veterinary

drug residues in animal tissues

Major in Transportation Noakhali, Bangladesh
§ Rakibul Ahasan

Major in Veterinary Preventive Medicine

Elizabeth Rose Houston Glastonbury, Conn.
THESIS: Senecavirus A– a study in

immunogenicity, seroprevalence, pathogenesis,

and transmission

§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 42 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Multiple Curricula and Majors

Bradlee Gene Beadle Des Moines, Iowa Jack Ryan Miller St. Charles, Ill.
MAJORS: Information Assurance and Computer THESIS: Overcoming the limitations of commodity

Engineering augmented reality head mounted displays for use

Muhammad Noor Fakhruzzaman in product assembly

Surabaya, Indonesia MAJORS: Mechanical Engineering and Human

THESIS: Factors Influencing E-government Computer Interaction

adoption in Indonesia Erika Adriana Rodbell Schenectady, N.Y.

MAJORS: Human Computer Interaction and MAJORS: Sustainable Agriculture and Entomology

Journalism and Mass Communication Jordan King Williams Columbia, Md.

Ryan L. Luckinbill Aurora, Ill. THESIS: A method for viewing and interacting

MAJORS: Computer Engineering (Secure and with medical volumes in virtual reality

Reliable Computing) and Information Assurance MAJORS: Human Computer Interaction and

Roshan Charlie Mathew Navi Mumbai, India Computer Engineering

MAJORS: Information Assurance and Computer


§ Research Excellence Award § Summer candidate 43 Spring 2019 Graduate College Commencement
†† Teaching Excellence Award

Spring 2019

College of Veterinary Medicine
Commencement Ceremony

12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 2019
C.Y. Stephens Auditorium

College of Veterinary Medicine Commencement Program

12:30 p.m., Saturday, May 11, 2019, C.Y. Stephens Auditorium

President Wendy Wintersteen, B.S., Ph.D., Presiding


Crown Imperial........................................................................................................................................Walton

The Star-Spangled Banner............................................................................................................... Francis Scott Key
Please rise and join in the singing of the National Anthem. Maddie Fonley, Vocalist

Welcome and Introductions Jared A. Danielson, Associate Dean

Remarks Daniel L. Grooms
Dr. Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean of Veterinary Medicine

Address Vincent Meador, BS, DVM, MS, PhD

Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Pathologists

Owner of Pacific Tox Path LLC, Ellensburg, Washington

Presentation of Graduates
Jared A. Danielson, Associate Dean

Conferring of the Degree Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
President Wintersteen

Ceremonial Hooding and Awarding of Diplomas
Daniel L. Grooms

Dr. Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean of Veterinary Medicine


Clayton Kelling

Associate Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

Director, School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences,

Associate Dean, Professional Program in Veterinary Medicine

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Recognition of Students Graduating with Distinction
Jared A. Danielson, Associate Dean

Administration of the Veterinarian’s Oath
Randy Ackman, President

Iowa Veterinary Medical Association

Jared A. Danielson, Associate Dean

The Bells of Iowa State......................................................................................................................James C. Wilson
Refer to the back cover for the lyrics and history of The Bells of Iowa State. Maddie Fonley, Vocalist


Pomp and Circumstance No. 4................................................................................................................Elgar

47 Spring 2019 College of Veterinary Medicine Commencement

College of Veterinary Medicine Commencement Participants

Distinguished Speakers Vincent Meador, Diplomate of the American College
of Veterinary Pathologists, Owner of Pacific Tox
Wendy Wintersteen, President of Iowa State University Path LLC
Randy Ackman, President of Iowa Veterinary Medical


College Administration and Faculty Anumantha Kanthasamy, Distinguished Professor, and
Lloyd Endowed Chair and Eminent Scholar in
Rachel Allbaugh, Associate Professor, Associate Chair Veterinary Medicine, Biomedical Sciences
of Culture, Inclusion, and Diversity, and Marvin A.
Pomerantz Endowment for Faculty Enrichment, Locke Karriker, Professor, Director of Swine Medical
Veterinary Clinical Sciences Education Center, and Gustafson Professor for
Teaching Excellence, Veterinary Diagnostic and
Claire Andreasen, Professor, Director of One Health, and Production Animal Medicine
Dr. Roger and Marilyn Mahr Professorship in One
Health, Veterinary Pathology Clayton Kelling, Professor and Associate Dean, School
of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences,
Rodney Bagley, Professor and Chair, Veterinary Clinical University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Bonnie Hay Kraus, Associate Professor, Veterinary
Darren Berger, Assistant Professor, Veterinary Clinical Clinical Sciences
Karl Kraus, Professor, Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Danelle Bickett-Weddle, Associate Director and Lecturer,
Center for Food Security and Public Health Renee McFee, Assistant Professor, School of Veterinary
Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University of
April Blong, Assistant Professor, Veterinary Clinical Nebraska-Lincoln
Cathy Miller, Associate Professor and Interim Assistant
Gayle Brown, Veterinary Specialist and Senior Lecturer, Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Veterinary
Center for Food Security and Public Health Microbiology and Preventive Medicine

Chandrashekhar Charavaryamath, Assistant Professor, Suzanne Millman, Professor, Veterinary Diagnostic and
Biomedical Sciences Production Animal Medicine, Biomedical Sciences

Jared Danielson, Associate Professor and Associate Brenda Mulherin, Clinical Associate Professor,
Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, College of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Veterinary Medicine
Margaret Musser, Assistant Professor, Veterinary Clinical
Katarzyna Dembek, Clinical Assistant Professor, Sciences
Veterinary Clinical Sciences
James Noxon, Morrill Professor, Veterinary Clinical
Grant Dewell, Associate Professor, Veterinary Diagnostic Sciences
and Production Animal Medicine
June Olds, Clinical Assistant Professor, Veterinary
Renee Dewell, Veterinary Specialist, Center for Food Clinical Sciences
Security and Public Health
Jean-Sebastien Palerme, Assistant Professor, Veterinary
Amanda Fales-Williams, Professor, Interim Chair, and Clinical Sciences
Tyrone D. Artz, M.D. Chair for Teaching Excellence in
Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Pathology Alejandro Ramirez, Associate Professor, Interim
Assistant Dean for Academic and Student Affairs,
Daniel Grooms, Dr. Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean of and Roy A. Schultz Professorship in Swine Medicine,
Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Diagnostic and Production Animal
Derald Holtkamp, Associate Professor, Veterinary
Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine Julie Riha, Clinical Assistant Professor, Veterinary
Clinical Sciences
Monica Howard, Director of Student Programs, College
of Veterinary Medicine James Roth, Distinguished Professor, Presidential Chair
in Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine,
Chad Johannes, Assistant Professor, Veterinary Clinical and Director of the Center for Food Security and
Sciences Public Health

John Kammermann, Associate Professor, School of
Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences,
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Spring 2019 College of Veterinary Medicine Commencement 48

Eric Rowe, Associate Professor, Biomedical Sciences Austin Viall, Assistant Professor, Veterinary Pathology

Orhan Sahin, Assistant Professor, Veterinary Diagnostic Rebecca Walton, Clinical Assistant Professor, Veterinary
and Production Animal Medicine Clinical Sciences

Yuko Sato, Assistant Professor, Veterinary Clinical Sciences Michael Wannemuehler, Professor and Chair, Veterinary
Microbiology and Preventive Medicine
Jennifer Scaccianoce, Clinical Assistant Professor,
Veterinary Clinical Sciences Jessica Ward, Assistant Professor, Veterinary Clinical
Lionel Sebbag, Assistant Professor, Veterinary Clinical
Sciences Stephanie West, Director of Hospital Operations, Lloyd
Veterinary Medical Center
Joseph Smith, Clinical Assistant Professor, Veterinary
Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine Mary Heather West Greenlee, Associate Professor,
Biomedical Sciences
Beatrice Sponseller, Clinical Associate Professor,
Veterinary Clinical Sciences Bianca Zaffarano, Clinical Associate Professor, Veterinary
Clinical Sciences
Brett Sponseller, Associate Professor, Veterinary
Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, Veterinary Eric Zellner, Assistant Professor, Veterinary Clinical
Clinical Sciences Sciences

David Starling, Lecturer, Biomedical Sciences Qijing Zhang, Professor, Associate Dean of Research
and Graduate Studies, and Dr. Frank K. Ramsey
Melissa Tropf, Assistant Professor, Veterinary Clinical Endowed Chair, Veterinary Microbiology and
Sciences Preventive Medicine

Laura Van Vertloo, Assistant Professor, Veterinary
Clinical Sciences

Faculty Marshals and Hooders

Dr. Gayle Brown Dr. Jessica Ward Dr. Rebecca Walton Dr. Joseph Smith

Maddie Fonley, Veterinary Medicine Student, Vocalist

College of Veterinary Medicine Commencement Speaker

Dr. Vincent Meador

Vincent Meador graduated from Ames High School and visiting professor at Sichuan University in China.
and earned his BS, DVM, MS, and Ph.D. from Following a few years as a practicing veterinarian
Iowa State University. (primarily pet animal, with some cattle, sheep and
Vince is a Diplomate of equine work), he worked for the USDA and major
the American College of pharmaceutical companies gaining experience in both
Veterinary Pathologists with bench and management positions, with his last position
both Anatomic and Clinical being preclinical Global VP of Pathology for the largest
certifications and is an affiliate drug development CRO in the world. Vince currently has
professor at University of a drug development and pathology consulting company
Washington. He has been a called Pacific Tox Path LLC, was a co-starter of a hard apple
recognized foreign expert cider company, and has had a major role in establishing a
by the Sichuan government drug development laboratory in Shanghai, China.

49 Spring 2019 College of Veterinary Medicine Commencement

Candidates for Degrees
from the College of Veterinary Medicine

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Curriculum in Veterinary Medicine

Stephanie Kay Adamcik Wallis, Tex. Mariah Leigh Jacobs Noonan, N. Dak.
Marta Andelson * Ashley Marie Jensen
Ryan Cole Anderson Kellogg, Iowa Minocqua, Wis.
Channelle DeAnn Jorgenson Kohn
Sioux City, Iowa
* Alexandria Leigh Baltes New Hampton, Iowa
Sarahbeth Barlas * Andrea Michelle Jumes South Wayne, Wis.

* Kacie Ann Bodholdt Canton, Mich. Laura Grace Kellow Appleton, Wis.

Elizabeth Ann Brehm Newell, Iowa ** Leah Beth Keralis Melbourne, Australia

Abigail Melissa Cahill Durango, Iowa Imal Anass Khelik Lincoln, Neb.

* Alison Anne Cain Donahue, Iowa * Garrett James Knudson Centennial, Colo.

Kristin Dahl Cairns Vernon Rockville, Conn. Stephanie Kaye Kobiela Waterloo, Iowa

Mercer Island, Wash. Brainerd, Minn.
* William Michael Campbell Evan Tyler Koep
Crystal Eve Cardona Rudd, Iowa Lakefield, Minn.
Curtis Matthew Korthanke Yates Center, Kans.
Laura Censi New Haven, Conn. Tanner John Kremke

Christina Marie Cicerchi Jericho, N.Y. Anna Marie Kuhl Hooper, Neb.

Shelby Rae Conklin Denver, Colo. ** Elizabeth K. Kurth Elk Creek, Neb.

Mariah Louise Crotty Omaha, Neb. Dawson James LaBorde Omaha, Neb.

Heather Marie Curley Ames, Iowa Olivia Jean Lattanzi Pierz, Minn.

Richmond, Vt. Milton, Mass.
Kaitlyn Marie Delancey New Kensington, Pa. Jacqueline Lee
Cassandra Nicole DiCioccio Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.
Breanna Lynn Leiseth
Katherine Dovenberg Clinton, N.Y. * McKenzie Jo Leu Clear Lake, S. Dak.

Kaitlyn Kristi Ebel Decorah, Iowa Megan Elizabeth Liegel Columbus, Neb.

* Hailey Marie Ehlers Zeeland, N. Dak. Katelyn Anne Long Waunakee, Wis.

** Ben Michael Eilerts Lakefield, Minn. Jill Nicole Malone Trumbull, Conn.

West Point, Neb. Marengo, Ill.
Lavonne Elizabeth Ellsworth Fairbanks, Alaska Brandi Jean Mantz
* Caleb Thomas Engel Candice Lynn Mattke Dickinson, N. Dak.

Kaitlin B. Esary Papillion, Neb. LaNae Joyce Maxson Cedar Falls, Iowa

Michelle Ellen Farr Tabor, Iowa ** Cameron Michael Menard Burwell, Neb.

La Grange, Ill. Arlington, Neb.
** Isaac West Gilliam Fisher Hotchkiss, Colo. * Micaela Lynn Mertens
Samantha Jo Frahm Samantha Ann Mielke Grinnell, Iowa

** Lindsay Fredericks Urbandale, Iowa Elizabeth Carol Milan San Jose, Calif.

South Bend, Ind. Herman, Neb.
Ann Gabrielle Freeman North Granby, Conn. * Victoria Lee Monahan
William Fredrick Frels Guthrie Center, Iowa Mark Collin Mouw Woodbine, Iowa

Sarah Beth Gornall Taylor Kaylene Nash Rock Valley, Iowa

* Ryan August Grafel Cumberland, Md. Heather Nevins Osage, Iowa

** Rachael M. Granville Hastings, Neb. Megan Nickel Visalia, Calif.

Abbigael P. Gutierrez Papillion, Neb. Joseph Ray Nitcher Theresa, Wis.

Melena Hagstrom Mandan, N. Dak. Denver, Iowa
Sarah Ann Elizabeth Nokes Westchester, Ill.
* Michael J. Hale Lansing, N.Y. * Wesley Charles Oltman

Tiffany Rose Haney Marlborough, Conn. Jasmine Mylanie Padilla Putnam, Ill.

Danielle Marie Harrington Columbus, Neb. Emily Mae Panther Norwalk, Conn.

Tyler Wayne Harris Sr. Monroe, Conn. Ju Hyun Park Iowa City, Iowa

* Laura Faye Heiser Cook, Neb. Emily Laura Pease Seoul, South Korea

** Patrick Michael Hepner Medford, N.J. *** Sierra Iris Philipp Bellevue, Mich.

Bartlett, Ill. Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Rebecca Kelly Hilderbrand Council Bluffs, Iowa Kaitlyn Rose Poirier
Erich Gregory Hodges Brush Prairie, Wash. Nicole Cathryn Poirier Wakefield, R.I.

Madeline Ross Hogg Nicole Marie Powers Wells, Maine

Minneapolis, Minn. Adel, Iowa
Laynee Brooke Hokanson North Hollywood, Calif. Ashley Nicole Quinn
*** Haley Ann Holbrook Desiree Ramirez Ainsworth, Neb.

* Dakota Ray Hottle Corning, Iowa Britney DeYoung Rauk Oshkosh, Wis.

Waterloo, Iowa Forest City, Iowa
* Elizabeth Rose Houston Glastonbury, Conn. Patricia Jean Raythe
Courtney Diane Hoy Elise Maresh Reinalda Clear Lake, Iowa

** Audri Miriam Iversen Keswick, Va. Beresford, S. Dak.
* Donnielle Dianna Reynolds Wildomar, Calif.
Spearfish, S. Dak.

Spring 2019 College of Veterinary Medicine Commencement 50 * Cum Laude
** Magna Cum Laude
*** Summa Cum Laude

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