Doctoral Hooding Ceremony 2017

May 19, 2017

deans and provosts

SLIS celebrates our new PhD graduates in LIS!

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