Dissertation Defense Notice: Donald Akanga

Thu, May 18, 2023 1:00 PM at Virtual

Donald AkangaA dissertation defense for Donald Akanga is scheduled on the following date and time: 

Title: Interconnections between land cover change, climate variability, and livelihoods in the Greater Mau Forest Complex, Kenya

Day and Date: Thursday, May 18, 2023​

Time: 1:00 PM (EDT)

Location: Webinar

A copy of the dissertation can be obtained by emailing akangado@msu.edu.

The defense will consist of two stages:

First stage by Webinar (30-60 minute uninterrupted presentation by the student summarizing the dissertation research):

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.

Second stage by Zoom (Advisor and Guidance Committee will ask questions):

Faculty are welcome to stay for this stage. Graduate students and other non-committee members (e.g., family and friends) CANNOT attend the second questioning stage.

Successful completion of the defense and approval of the dissertation will be determined by a majority vote of the dissertation committee:

  • Dr. Kyla Dahlin - Chair
  • Dr. Nathan Moore
  • Dr. Leo Zulu
  • Dr. Robert Richardson