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Dissertation Defenses and Project Evaluations

Detailed information regarding Doctoral Dissertations and Defenses as well as D.Min. Project Evaluations can be found on the School's "Procedures and Forms" page under "Thesis and Dissertation Information" and "Preparing the Doctoral Defense." Students should work in conjunction with their Dissertation Director and the Assistant Director for Graduate Admissions to set the date and time for their defense.

Recent and Upcoming Defenses and Project Evaluations

January 2014

Kristina Olsen
Final examination of Kristina Olsen for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Friday, January 31, 2014, 2:00pm, Caldwell Hall 125.

Lesley DiFransico
Final Examination of Lesley DiFransico for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Friday, January 24, 2014, 2:00pm, Caldwell Hall 125.

December 2013

Rev. Thomas Varickamthotty
Oral presentation of D.Min. treatise for the degree of Doctor of Ministry Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 2:00pm, Caldwell Hall Happel Room.

November 2013

Lauri Anne Reinhart Presentation

Oral Presentation of D.Min. treatise for the degree of Doctor of Ministry Thursday, November 7, 2:00pm, McGivney Hall 011. 

May 2013

Nathan P. LaMontagne Defense

Final Examination of Nathan P. LaMontagne for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Friday, May 3, 2013 at 9:00a.m., Caldwell Room 125

April 2013

Andrew Staron Defense

Final Examination of Andrew Staron for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 4:30 p.m., Caldwell Room 125

Rev. Phillip A. Florio Oral Presentation

Oral Presentation of D.Min Treatise Rev. Philip A. Florio, S.J. for the degree of Doctor of Ministry Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., Happel Room 100

Kelly Marie Wilson Defense

Final Examination of Kelly Marie Wilson for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 2:00p.m., Caldwell Room 125

Jufang Tseng Defense

Final Examination of Jufang Tseng for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 2:15 p.m., Caldwell Room 125

Christopher K. Gross Defense

Final Examination of Christopher K. Gross for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Monday, April 22, 2013 1:00p.m., Caldwell Room 125

Annette M. Pelletier Defense

Final Examination of Annette M. Pelletier, IHM for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Friday, April 19, 2013 10:00 a.m. in Caldwell Room 125

Rev. Thomas Ochieng Otanga Defense

Final Examination of Rev. Thomas Ochieng Otanga for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:00 p.m. in Caldwell Room 125

Brendan Lupton Defense

Final Examination of Brendan Lupton for the degree of Sacred Theology Doctorate on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 9:30am in Caldwell Room 125

Max T. Engel Defense

Final Examination of Max T. Engel for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy on April 15, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. in Caldwell Hall Room 125

 

March 2013

Dissertation Defense: Robert M. Simkins

Final Examination of Robert M. Simkins for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 2:00 p.m., Caldwell Room 125

Dissertation Defense: Adam D. Rasmussen

Final Examination of Adam D. Rasmussen for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Monday, March 11, 2013 9:30 a.m., Caldwell Room 125


February 2013

Dissertation Defense: Ignazio Bellafiore

Final Examination of Rev. Ignazio Bellafiore for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Friday, February 22, 2013 10:30 a.m., Caldwell Room 125

Dissertation Defense: James Kruggel

Final Examination of James Kruggel for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Friday, February 25, 2013 10:30 a.m., Caldwell Room 125

Past Defenses and Evaluations

October 2012

Dissertation Defense: Mark Byron Giszczak

Final Examination of Mark Byron Giszczak for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Monday, October 22, 2012 2:00 p.m., Caldwell Room 125

Dissertation Defense: Jamie Aislinn Banister 

Final Examination of Jamie Aislinn Banister for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125

Dissertation Defense: Kyle T. Arcement

Final Examination of Kyle T. Arcement for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Friday, October 11, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125

Dissertation Defense: Andrew Kim

Final Examination of Andrew Kim for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Friday, October 5, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125

August 2012

Dissertation Defense: Rev. Joseph G. Elamparayil

Final Examination of Rev. Joseph G. Elamparayil for the degree of Doctor of Sacred Theology on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125

May 2012

Dissertation Defense: Joseph J. McInerney

Final Examination of Joseph J. McInerney for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125

Dissertation Defense: Marianus Pale Hera, S.V.D.

Final Examination of Marianus Pale Hera, S.V.D. for the degree of Doctor of Sacred Theology on Friday, May 11, 2012 at 11:10 a.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125

Dissertation Defense: Piotr Blajer, O.F.M.

Final Examination of Piotr Blajer, O.F.M. for the degree of Doctor of Sacred Theology on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 2:10 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125

April 2012

Dissertation Defense: Shannon Marie McAlister

Final Examination of Shannon Marie McAlister for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125

Dissertation Defense: Alexandra Nicewicz Carroll

Final Examination of Alexandra Nicewicz Carroll for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125

Dissertation Defense: Joseph Okech Adhunga, A.J.

Final Examination of Joseph Okech Adhunga, A.J. for the degree of Doctor of Sacred Theology on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 1:15 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125

Dissertation Defense: Tobias J. Nathe

Final Examination of Tobias J. Nathe for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 414

Dissertation Defense: James W. Stroud

Final Examination of James W. Stroud for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Friday, April 20, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125

Dissertation Defense: Quentin Wodon

Final Examination of Quentin Wodon for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125

Dissertation Defense: Kanika A.M. Magee

Final Examination of Kanika A.M. Magee for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125

Dissertation Defense: Matthew Anthony Tapie

Final Examination of Matthew Anthony Tapie for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125

Dissertation Defense: Rejimon Varghese

Final Examination of Rejimon Varghese for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125

Dissertation Defense: Daniel V. Frascella

Final Examination of Daniel V. Frascella for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125

Dissertation Defense: Lina Rong

Final Examination of Lina Rong for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125

Project Evaluation: Frank Samuel Donio

Project Evaluation of Frank Samuel Donio for the degree of Doctor of Ministry on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Louis Joseph Rouleau

Final Examination of Louis Joseph Rouleau for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125

Public Lecture: James A. Wickman

Public Lecture by James A. Wickman for the degree of Doctor of Ministry on Monday, April 2, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125

March 2012

Dissertation Defense: Agnes Aupepin de Lamothe-Dreuzy

Final Examination of Agnes Aupepin de Lamothe-Dreuzy for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125

Dissertation Defense: Dennis Robert Di Mauro

Final Examination of Dennis Robert Di Mauro for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125

Dissertation Defense: Andrew W. Lichtenwalner

Final Examination of Andrew W. Lichtenwalner for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in in Caldwell Hall, room 125

February 2012

Dissertation Defense: Jared Ortiz

Final Examination of Jared Ortiz for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in in Caldwell Hall, room 125

January 2012

Dissertation Defense:  Thomas W. Ricks

FInal Examination of Thomas W. Ricks for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Rev. James George Sabak, OFM

Final Examination of James George Sabak, OFM for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125.

Dissertation Defense: John A. Szukalski

Final Examination of John A. Szukalski for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 at 3:10 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125.

Project Evaluation: Lauri Przybysz

Project Evaluation of Lauri Przybysz for the degree of Doctor of Ministry on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 at 10:00a.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125.

December 2011

Dissertation Defense: Rev. Terrence P. Erhman

Final Examination of Rev. Terrence P. Erhman for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125.

Project Evaluation: Peter J. Murphy

Project Evaluation of Peter J. Murphy for the degree of Doctor of Ministry on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125.

November 2011

Dissertation Defense: Rev. Samuel Kucer

Final Examination of Rev. Samuel Kucer for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125.

Project Evaluation: Rev. Bassam Saade

Project Evaluation of Rev. Bassam Saade for the degree of Doctor of Ministry on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Rev. William F. Cleary

Final Examination of Rev. William F. Cleary for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 3:10 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125.

October 2011

Dissertation Defense: Brendan T. Sammon

Final Examination of Brendan T. Sammon for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 9:00 a.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125.

September 2011

Dissertation Defense: Jonathan Bi Fan Cai

Final Examination of Jonathan Bi Fan Cai for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on September 23, 2011 at 3:10 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125.

May, 2011

Dissertation Defense: Tuan Le Quang

Final Examination of Tuan Le Quang for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on May 17, 2011 at 10:00 am in Caldwell Hall, room 125.

April, 2011

Dissertation Defense: Joseph Sladky

Final Examination of Joseph F. X. Sladky for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on April 27, 2011 at 9:00 am in Caldwell Hall, room 125.

Dissertation Defense: James Addison

Final Examination of James Ridgeway Addison for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on April 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm in Caldwell Hall, room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Daesup Kim

Final Examination of Rev. Daesup Kim for the degree of Doctor of Sacred Theology on April 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm in Caldwell Hall, room 125.

Dissertation Defense: John Romanowsky

Final Examination of John Romanowsky for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on April 20, 2011 at 12:00 pm in Caldwell Hall, room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Kristin Witte

Final Examination of Kristin Witte for the degree of Doctor of Ministry on April 13, 2011 at 3:30 pm in Caldwell Hall, room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Todd Scribner

Final Examination of Todd Scribner for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on April 15, 2011 at 3:00 pm in Caldwell Hall, room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Simon Kim

Final Examination of Rev. Simon Kim for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on April 13, 2011 at 10:00 am in Caldwell Hall, room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Chris Born

Final Examination of Christopher James Born for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on April 18, 2011 at 10:00 am in Caldwell Hall room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Dan Hoang

Final Examination of Dan Hoang for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on April 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm in Caldwell Hall room 125.

Dissertation Defense: SunAe Lee-Koo

Final Examination of SunAe Lee-Koo for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on April 15, 2011 at 10:00 am in Caldwell Hall room 331.

Dissertation Defense: Adam Plescia

Final Examination of Adam V. Plescia for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on April 14, 2011 at 2:30 pm in Caldwell Hall room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Geertruida de Moor

Final Examination of Geertruida de Moor for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on April 14, 2011 at 1:30 pm in Caldwell Hall room 331.

Dissertation Defense: Gary Selin

Final Examination of Rev. Gary B. Selin for the degree of Doctor of Sacred Theology on April 11, 2011 at 11:00 am in Caldwell Hall, room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Julie Burkey

Final Examination of Julie V. Burkey for the degree of Doctor of Ministry on April 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm in Caldwell Hall, room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Clare Wilde

Final Examination of Clare Elena Wilde for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on April 6, 2011 at 2:00 pm in Caldwell Hall, room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Yolanda Brown

Final Examination of Yoland S. Brown for the degreee of Doctor of Ministry on April 7, 2011 at 9:30 am in Caldwell Hall, room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Sebastian Carnazzo

Final Examination of Sebastian A. Carnazzo for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on April 8, 2011 at 3:10 p.m., Caldwell Hall, room 125.

March, 2011

Dissertation Defense: Robert Anello

Final Examination of Rev. Robert L. Anello for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on March 30, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Heidi Yoder

Final Examination of Heidi Miller Yoder for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on March 21, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125.

Dissertation Defense: George Nursey

Final Examination of George A. Nursey for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on March 16, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., Caldwell Hall, Room 125.

January, 2011

Dissertation Defense: Diana Dudoit Raiche

Final Examination of Diana Dudoit Raiche for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on January 12, 2011 at 1:00 p.m., Caldwell Room 125.

Dissertation Defense: James Jay Carney

Final Examination of James Jay Carney for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on January 12, 2011 at 10:30 a.m., Caldwell Room 125.

December, 2010

Dissertation Defense: Jeremy Sienkiewicz

Final Examination of Jeremy Sienkiewicz for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Friday, December 10, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., Caldwell Room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Patrick James Fletcher

Final Examination of Patrick James Fletcher for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on December 3rd, 2010 at 10:00 am in Cladwell Hall, room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Elizabeth-Jane Pavlick McGuire

Final Examination of Elizabeth-Jane Pavlick McGuire for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on December 2, 2010 at 10:30a.m., Caldwell Room 125.

 

November, 2010

Dissertation Defense: Silvio Fonseca Martinez

Final Examination of Rev. Msgr. Silvio Fonseca Martinez for the degree of Doctor of Sacred Theology on November 10, 2010 at 1:00 p.m., Caldwell Room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Paul S. Jeon

Final Examination of Paul S. Jeon for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on November 5, 2010 3:10 p.m., Caldwell hall room 125.

 

October, 2010

Dissertation Defense: John Barba

Final Examination of John A. Barba for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy; October 25, 2010 9:00 a.m., Caldwell Room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Reginald La Fleur

Final Examination of Rev. Msgr. Reginald La Fleur for the degree of Doctor of Ministry; October 20, 2010 - 3:30 p.m., Caldwell Hall room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Patricia Mann

Final Examination of Patricia M. Mann for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy; October 29, 2010 2:00 p.m., Caldwell Hall room 125.

 

September, 2010

Dissertation Defense: John Kartje

Final Examination of Rev. John Kartje for the degree of Doctor of Sacred Theology; Friday, September 3, 2010 2:30 p.m., Caldwell Hall room 125.

 

April, 2010

Dissertation Defense: Vinh Bao Luu Quang:

Final Examination of Rev. Vinh Bao Luu Quang for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on Friday, May 7, 2010 1:00 p.m., in Caldwell Room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Stephen Wilbricht

Final Examination of Rev. Stephen S. Wilbricht, C.S.C. for the degree of Doctor of Sacred Theology Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 1:00 p.m., Caldwell Room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Laurie Mellinger

Final Examination of Laurie A. Mellinger for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at 12:00 p.m., Caldwell Room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Wenxi Zhang

Final Examination of Rev. Wenxi Zhang for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy April 26, 2010 at 3:10 p.m., Caldwell Room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Matthew Ernest

Final Examination of Rev. Matthew Ernest for the degree of Doctor of Sacred Theology Wednesday, April 21, 2010 10:00a.m., Caldwell Room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Michael P. Dante

Final Examination of Michael Dante for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Friday, April 16, 2010, 12:30 p.m., Caldwell Room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Robert C. Koerpel

Final Examination of Robert C. Koerpel for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Caldwell Room 113.

Dissertation Defense: Paul A. Maillet

Final Examination of Rev. Paul A. Maillet for the degree of Doctor of Sacred Theology, Friday, April 16, 2010 3:15 p.m., Caldwell Room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Theresa Veronica Lafferty

Final Examination of Theresa Veronica Lafferty for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy; Tuesday, April 13, 2010 2:00 p.m., Caldwell Room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Christine Marie Bhutta

Final Examination of Christine Marie Bhutta for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Monday, April 5, 2010 2:00 p.m., Caldwell Room 125.

 

March, 2010

Dissertation Defense: Frederick Manella

Final Examination of Frederick A. Mannella for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Monday, March 22, 2010 3:00 p.m., Caldwell Room 125.

Dissertation Defense: Sarah Smith Bartel

Final Examination of Sarah Smith Bartel for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy on March 17, 2010 at 10:10 a.m., Caldwell Room 125.  Follow link above for more details.

Dissertation Defense: J. Thomas Petri

Final Examination of Rev. J. Thomas Petri, O.P. for the degree of Doctor of Sacred Theology, March 5, 2010 9:10 a.m., Caldwell Room 125.  Follow the link above for more details.

Dissertation Defense: Jason McFarland

Final Examination of Rev. Jason J. McFarland for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy; Wednesday, March 3, 2010 2:00 p.m., Caldwell Hall Room 125.  Follow the link above for more details.

 

February, 2010

Dissertation Defense: Andrew Small

Final Examination of Rev. Andrew Small, OMI for the degree of Doctor of Sacred Theology Friday, February 5, 2010 1:00 p.m., Caldwell Room 125.  Follow link above for more details.

 

January, 2010

Dissertation Defense: Sr. Shin Ja Lee

Final Examination of Shin Ja Lee for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy January 25, 2010 at 3 p.m. in Caldwell Hall Room 125.  Follow link above for more details.

 

December, 2009

Dissertation Defense: Celeste Sanchez

Final Examination of Celeste Sanchez for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, December 14th, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in Caldwell Hall Room 113.

Dissertation Defense: Roberto Martinez

Final Examination of Roberto Martinez for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Studies, December 7, 2009 at 3:10 p.m. in Caldwell Hall Room 125.  Roberto's dissertation is entitled -.  Follow the link above to view a slideshow and abstract of the defense.

Dissertation Defense: Will Cohen

Final Examination of Will Cohen for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Historical and Systematic Theology December 14, at 12:00 p.m. in Caldwell Hall Room 125.

 

November, 2009

Nov 11th: Peter Harman

Peter Harman defends his dissertation entitled Towards a Theology of Suffering: The Contribution of Karol Wojtyla/Pope John Paul II on Wednesday November 11, at 10 a.m. in Caldwell Hall, room 125.

Nov. 17th: Casimir Stroik

Final Examination of Casimir B. Stroik for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Studies November 17, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in Caldwell Hall Room 125.  Casimir's dissertation is entitled The Benedictus, Lucan Narrative, and Poetic Discourse.  Follow the link above to view a slideshow and abstract of the defense.

Nov. 20th: Patricia Panganiban

Final Examination of Patricia Panganiban for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, November 20, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in Caldwell Hall Room 125.  Patricia's dissertation is entitled -.  Follow the link above to view a slideshow and abstract of the defense.

Dissertation Defense: Janel Bakker

Final Examination of Janel K. Bakker for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Religion and Culture, November 30, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. in Caldwell Hall Room 125.

 

October, 2009

Timothy Milinovich

Timothy Milinovich defended his dissertation, Friday October 23, at 3:10 p.m. in Caldwell, room 125.  His dissertation is titled: "Paul’s Ministry and God’s New Creation: An Audience-Oriented Study of 2 Corinthians 5:16-6:2."

Andrew T. Glicksman

Andrew T. Glicksman successfully defended his dissertation, "Wisdom of Solomon 10: A Jewish Hellenistic Reinterpretation of Early Israelite history through Sapiential Lenses," on October 2nd, 2009.

Mark S. Raphael

Mark Raphael successfully defended his dissertation entitled: "John William Shaw, First American-born Archbishop of New Orleans" Thursday, October 1, 2009.

 

September, 2009

Duyoung Jung

Duyoung Jung successfully defended his dissertation entitled: "A Communication Enrichment Retreat for Catholic Korean-American Couples Employing the Trinitarian Mode of Communication" September 10, 2009.

 

May, 2009

Alexander G. K. Salakpi

Rev. Salakpi successfully defended his dissertation entitled: "Social Alienation as a Consequence of Human Suffering in the Book of Job: A Study of Job 19:13-22" Wednesday, May 20, in Caldwell 125.

Ono Paul Ekeh

Ono Paul Ekeh successfully defended his dissertation entitled: "A Phenomenological Theology of the Trinity: A Study in John Henry Newman and Edmund Husserl" Tuesday, May 12, at 2pm in Caldwell 125.

Mark A. Frisius

Dr. Frisius successfully defended his dissertation entitled, "Interpretive Method and Theological Conflict: Tertullian's Use of the Pastoral Epistles, Hebrews, James, 1 and 2 Peter, and Jude," on Tuesday, May 5th, 2009.

Hang Pham

Fr. Pham successfully defended on Friday, May 1st. His title is, "John Paul II's Concept of Solidarity with the Poor as a Eucharistic Dimension of the Christian Moral Life."

 

April, 2009

William M. Watson, SJ

Fr. Watson successfully defended on Monday, April 27th. His title is, "A New Iteration of the Examination of Conscience that Incorporates Principles of Discernment and Insights from Michael Brown's, Presence Process."

Rose M. Beal

Dr. Beal successfully defended on Monday, April 27th. Her title is, " In Pursuit of a 'Total Ecclesiology': Yves Congar's De Ecclesia, 1931-1954."

Kevin D. Schemauer

Dr. Schemenauer successfully defended his dissertation entitled: "Dietrich von Hildebrand on Procreation: The Primary and Superabundant End of Marriage", on April 27, 2009

Dissertation Defense: Rev. Matthew J. Streett

Dr. Streett successfully defended his dissertation entitled: "Violence and Nonviolence in the Book of Revelation", on April 22, 2009

Benjamin P. Blosser

Dr. Blosser successfully successfully defended his dissertation entitled: "Psyche in Origen of Alexandria: Origen's Doctrine of the Soul in Relation to the Middle Platonic Philosophical Tradition", on April 22, 2009.

Joan Faraone, RJM

Joan Faraone, RJM successfully defended her dissertation entitled: "The Evolution of the Secretariat of Hispanic Affairs of NCCB/USCCB and its Contribution to Catechesis for Hispanics/Latinos in the United States," Friday, April 17th.

L. Stephen Cook, Jr.

L. Stephen Cook, Jr. successfully defended his dissertation entitled: "The Question of the "Cessation of Prophecy" in Ancient Judaism" Friday, April 3.

 

March, 2009

Garrett Galvin, OFM

Dr. Galvin successfully defended on Monday, March 23, 2009. January

Diana Jill Kirby

Diana Jill Kirby successfully defended her doctoral dissertation on Friday, January 30, 2009. Entitled, "Repetition in the Book of Revelation," the dissertation was directed by Frank J. Matera, Ph.D. The readers were Francis T. Gignac, D. Phil., and John P. Heil, S.S.D.