June doctoral recipients announced
Aug. 1, 2001
KALAMAZOO -- Eleven students received doctoral degrees from Western Michigan University at the end of spring session in June. One student earned a doctor of education (Ed.D.) degree and 10 received doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in nine fields: chemistry; counseling psychology; counselor education; educational leadership; English; history; mathematics; political science; and psychology.
Agneza Bozic-Roberson of Pula, Croatia, received her Ph.D. degree in political science. The title of her dissertation was "The Politicization of Ethnicity as a Prelude to Ethnopolitical Conflict: Croatia and Serbia in Former Yugoslavia." The daughter of Jela and Vladimir Bozic of Pula, she earned her bachelor's degree in journalism at the University of Zagreb and a master's degree in communication at WMU. She is a consultant and interpreter in Kalamazoo, Mich.
Jennifer J. Carpentier of Lansing, Mich., earned her Ph.D. degree in English. The title of her dissertation was "'How Should One Love?': Alternative Love Plots and Their Ethical Implications in the Victorian Novel."
Steven R. Cartwright of Kalamazoo received his Ph.D. degree in history. The title of his dissertation was "The Romans Commentaries of William of St. Thierry and Peter Abelard: A Theological and Methodological Comparison." The son of Richard and Audrey Cartwright of Northville, Mich., he earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Michigan, a master of divinity degree at United Theological Seminary and a master of arts degree from WMU. Cartwright just published his first book, "Second Thessalonians: Two Early Medieval Apocalyptic Commentaries." He is employed in monographic acquisitions at WMU's Waldo Library.
Po-Chang Ciang of Portage, Mich., received his Ph.D. degree in chemistry. The title of his dissertation was "Quantification of Benzo[a]pyrene-Guanine Adducts in In Vitro and In Vivo Sample Tissues by LC Tandem Mass Spectrometry."
Peter-Cornelius Dams of Scotts, Mich., received his Ph.D. degree in psychology. The title of his dissertation was "A Systems Approach to Designing an Internship Model That Benefits the Sponsoring Organization." The son of Helga and Jochen Dams of Oldenburg, Germany, he earned a bachelor's degree in architecture at Fachhochschule Oldenburg and a master's degree in behavior analysis at the University of North Texas. He is the continuous quality improvement coordinator for Kalamazoo County.
David John Erwin, of Kalamazoo earned his Ph.D. in mathematics. The title of his dissertation was "Cost Domination in Graphs."
Rosemary A. Hakes of Escanaba, Mich., earned her Ph.D. degree in counselor education. The title of her dissertation was "Self-Criticism as Experienced by Performing Artists: A Phenomenological Study." The participants in Hakes' dissertation research were musicians and principal dancers with the Royal Opera House and Royal Ballet at Covent Garden in London, England. The daughter of Angeline Hakes and the late Orville Hakes, she earned a bachelor's and two master's degrees from WMU.
David Craig Meyers of Greenville, Mich., received his Ed.D. degree in educational leadership. The title of his dissertation was "A Study of Emergent Leadership Factors in a Total Ministry Model."
Sherry Broadwell Niewoonder of Bloomindale, Mich., received her Ph.D. degree in English. The title of her dissertation was "Ben Johnson and the Mirror: Folly Knows No Gender."
Brian D. Paul of Kansas City, Mo., received his Ph.D. degree in counseling psychology. The title of his dissertation was "Qualitative Inquiry of Biased and Exemplary Practices of White Supervisors in Multicultural Supervision." The son of Doug and Sue Paul of Kalamazoo, Mich., he earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Kalamazoo College and a master's degree in counseling psychology from WMU. He is a faculty member and director of community counseling services at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Susan Rote Siferd of Kalamazoo earned her Ph.D. degree in English. The title of her dissertation was "'Fay Weldon's Late Bloomers and Comedy,' and a Lawyer, a Vet, and a Couple of Dogs, One of Them Dead."
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