Salve Regina awarded 8 Ph.D, DNP degrees during graduate commencement
Salve Regina awarded seven Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) and one Doctor of Nursing (DNP) degrees to candidates during the graduate commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 18. These included students in the doctoral humanities program, the doctoral program in international relations and the doctoral nursing program.
Doctoral candidates in the low-residency humanities program examined the interdisciplinary question, “What does it mean to be human in an age of advanced technology?” This philosophical exploration interweaved humanities and technology, a relationship that captures society’s attention now more than ever.
For the international relations program, Salve Regina has developed the nation’s first online doctoral program in international relations. This program provides flexible learning options for seasoned professionals and examines the complex questions of international affairs in the 21st century.
Finally, the fully online doctoral nursing program provides education in evidence-based practice, quality improvement and systems thinking, preparing graduates for leadership roles as advanced practice nurses, managers of quality initiatives, executives in health care organizations, directors of clinical programs and faculty responsible for clinical program delivery and teaching.
The candidates and their dissertation titles were:
- Adil Al-Naimi — “Withstanding Pressure: The impact of Transnational forces and Social force on Political structures in the Iranian Green Movement of 2009 and the Arab Spring in Egypt during 2011”
- Vernon Raymond — “Arming the Quad”
- Marianne Heffernan — “Toward a Theory of Internet Memoir: A Content Analysis of Grief-Related Storytelling in Social Media”
- Terrence Nicholas — “China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Is it Really Influencing the Geopolitical Landscape?”
- Michael Pearson — “Identity and Terrorism”
- Nique Pichette — “Provider Review: Evaluating individual criteria to support cannabis use disorder”
- John Weed — “The Evolving Relationship Between Malaysia and the People’s Republic of China”
- Lauren Whitley — “American Fashion at the New York World’s Fair 1939-1940: Spectacle, Gender and the Invention of American Style”