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Doctoral Hooding Ceremony 2017

SLIS is thrilled to graduate ten PhD candidates this year. At a ceremony on May 18, the graduates were officially "hooded" by their Committee Chairs. Congratulations to our newly appointed PhDs! View a photo album of the event. 

Cynthia Chadwick, B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder, A.M. Divinity, University of Chicago. Dissertation Title: "Power and Public Libraries: How Public Library Directors Exercise Power"

Ann G. Cullen, B.A., New York University, M.L.S., Columbia University. Dissertation: "Developing 21st Century Business Leaders Through Practice: The Organizational Dynamics and Role of Librarians and Other Facilitators of Experiential Field-Based Learning in U.S. MBA Education"

Susan Ann Henricks, B.A., Coe College, M.A., University of Iowa. Dissertation: "Crucible Experience as an Influence of Positive Leadership in Public Libraries"

Maria Taesil Hudson McCauley, B.A., Ohio Wesleyan University, M.L.I.S., University of Pittsburgh. Dissertation: "Community Leadership: The Role of Public Library Directors"

Jasmina Jusic, B.S., Arizona State University, M.L.I.S, Drexel University. Dissertation: "What Happens When Entrepreneurial Public Libraries Change Directors?"

Mary Kathryn Morgan McNeill, B.S., Winthrop College, M.LN., Emory University. Dissertation: "Leadership Influence to Transform Organizational Cultures"

Charles Richard O'Bryan, M.S., Southern Connecticut State University, M.L.S., State University of New York. Dissertation: "School Librarians and the Next Generation Advocacy: Gaining Power and Influence Through the Development of Social Capital"

Vanessa Reyes, B.A., Florida International University, M.S., Florida State University. Dissertation: "Personal Information Management: A Study of the Practical Aspects that Involve Archiving Personal Digital Information"

Karen G. Schneider, M.F.A., University of San Francisco, M.S.L.I.S., University of Illinois. Dissertation: "Leadership and Sexual Identity of Academic Library Leaders"

Eliot Gustave Wilczek, M.S., M.A., Simmons College. Dissertation: "The Wicked Problem of Documenting Counterinsurgencies: A Case Study of US Province Reports Written During the Vietnam War"

Photo: Stefan Krug, Simmons Deputy Provost; Judy Beal, Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences; Katie Conboy, Simmons Provost; Cheryl Parks, Dean of the School of Social Work; Eileen Abels, Dean of the School of Library and Information Science

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School of Library & Information Science


May

18

Commencement 2017
Congratulations to the class of 2017! Check out the social media interactions from this incredible day

May

18

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony 2017
SLIS celebrates our new PhD graduates in LIS!

May

17

15 Years of LIS Education in Western Massachusetts
SLIS West celebrates a milestone with faculty, staff, students and alumni

May

16

Seniors Share: My Simmons Moment
Graduating seniors share their Simmons moments.

May

15

SLIS Faculty Award Graduating SLIS Students
The 2017 Commencement Awards were given to exceptional SLIS graduates

May

14

LIS Student Awarded Best Paper by Society of American Archivists
Anna Robinson-Sweet has been awarded the Theodore Calvin Pease Award

May

11

An Inside Look at the Computer Science and LIS Dual Degree
Vicky Steeves '13LS, the first graduate of our 3+1 program, shares her experience

May

10

Simmons Alumna Competes on Jeopardy!
Emma Florio '16LS shares how librarianship prepared her to compete on Jeopardy!

May

9

Alumni Share: Advice to Students
Our alumnae/i share their advice to students.

May

3

Professor Mercier Honored with Priscilla McKee Award
Professor Cathryn Mercier was recognized for exceptional service to the Simmons community