Doctoral candidates to defend dissertations

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All faculty, staff and graduate students are encouraged to attend four dissertation defenses scheduled this month. In addition, any undergraduate students who may be considering the pursuit of a Ph.D. are welcome to attend.

Those interested may view a copy of the dissertation in person at the office of the coordinator of special academic projects and programs in McAuley Hall, Room 202.

Kenneth Walsh will defend his dissertation from 2-4 p.m. Friday, April 12 in the Rodgers Recreation Center, Room 205. His dissertation is titled “The Birth and Demise of Newport’s Maritime Trading Empire – The Evolution of Newport’s Economy From Colonial Era to Beyond the War of 1812.”

James Menzies will defend his dissertation from 4-6 p.m. Friday, April 12 in the Rodgers Recreation Center, Room 205. His dissertation is titled “Belief in an Age of Technology: C.S. Lewis and Joseph Campbell on Myth and Its Application to the Christian Faith in a Technological Society.”

Michael Boudria will defend his dissertation from 3-5 p.m. Friday, April 19 in the Young Building boardroom. His dissertation is titled “A Synthesis of Collective Consciousness in Hypertypology.”

J.R. Mathis will defend his dissertation from 3-5 p.m. Friday, April 26 in the McKillop Library special collections room. His dissertation is titled “Atomic Cinema: Defining a New Film Genre of the Cold War (1945-1989).”

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