Salve Regina awarded 13 Ph.D, DNP degrees during graduate Commencement
Salve Regina awarded 11 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) and two Doctor of Nursing (DNP) degrees to candidates during the graduate Commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 5. These included students in the doctoral humanities program, the new 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:
- Laura Dahlke: “Not of Woman Born? Extra-Uterine Destining and the Individual, Social and Spiritual Implications of Ectogenesis”
- Amanda Darling: “Machiavelli in Modernity: The Prince’s Continued Relevancy as Reflected in the Fall of lmperial Russia”
- Donna Gamache-Griffiths: “Fundamentally Human: Creating a Response to Technological Unemployment based on the Papal Encyclicals”
- Lori Hawks: “A Handbook for Overwhelmed Educators in a Post-Trauma World: The Case for Incorporating the Expressive Arts into the High School ELA and Undergraduate Writing Classroom”
- Laurel King: “The Algorithm Did It: Legal Responsibility and the Regulation of Artificial Intelligence”
- Kevin McDonald: “Designing a Curriculum for Addressing Human Enhancement and Transhumanism”
- Erin Meehan: “Dervish the Oral Poetry Doctor in Somalia: A Study at in Semiotic Chora”
- Angelica Muscatelli: “The Implementation of Screening Pediatric Patients Ages 8-11 for Depression with a Screening Tool in the Outpatient Setting”
- Jose Perez: “The Monster in Our Midst: Society’s Perception of Convicted Felons”
- Taten Shirley: “The Industrial Brontës: Advocates for Women in a Turbulent Age”
- Robin Smith: “Acculturation Strategies of Cold War and Post-Soviet Russian Immigrants in the United States”
- Rebecca Sousa: “Teamwork: The Strongest Virtue in Hospice”
- Joseph Upton: “Thomas Aquinas, Defensor Hominis lntegralis: The Enduring Relevance of Thomist Anthropology in a Technological Age”