Thesis Defense Notice: Liz Spitzer

Thu, April 22, 2021 at Virtual

Liz SpitzerLiz Spitzer will defend her thesis at the following date and time:

Title: Assessing the drivers and spatiotemporal patterns of cohesive bluff retreat along the Michigan coast of Lake Michigan

Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM

The defense will consist of two steps:

(1) a 30-60 minute uninterrupted presentation by the student summarizing the thesis research followed by a questioning session

Anyone, including faculty, students, and staff, is welcome to attend the presentation and to participate in the initial portion of the question session, which will be moderated by the Advisor.

(2) a subsequent questioning session

​The Advisor and Guidance Committee will ask questions in the second stage of this session. Graduate students and other non-committee members (e.g., family and friends) are not permitted during the second questioning; it is closed.

A copy of the thesis is available. Contact Liz ( if you would like the thesis sent to you electronically.


  • Ethan Theuerkauf (Chair)
  • Alan Arbogast
  • David Lusch