Doctoral candidates to defend dissertations

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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