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Doctoral Oral Defenses

The Graduate Theological Foundation hosted doctoral oral defenses on March 1st and 2nd at the Dodge House in Mishawaka, Indiana, administrative offices of the GTF.   We are very happy to congratulate the three students who defended their Ph.D. theses earlier this month!

Rev. Christopher Nwachi Okoli successfully defended his doctoral thesis on March 1, 2016.  Rev.  Okoli’s thesis is entitled, Alfred Adler’s Social Interest: Implication in Clinical Pastoral Education and the Nigeria Situation.  Rev. Okoli’s theis supervisor was Rev. Dr. Anthony Nwachukwu.

Rev. Dr. Michael Udoekpo successfully defended his doctoral thesis on March 2, 2016.  Dr. Udoekpo’s thesis supervisor was Rev. Dr. Tim Allen and his thesis is entitled, “Take Away from Me the Noise of Your Song” (Amos 5:23a):  An Exegetical Re-evaluation of the Theology of Worship in Amos 5, for Today.

Rev. Fr. Anselm Eke successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis on March 2, 2016.  His thesis is entitled, Concept of Freedom: A Socio-Theological Inquiry.  Rev. Eke’s thesis supervisor was Dr. John Morgan.

Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Murasso and Rev. Dr. Ore Spragin served as defense panel members, and Dr. John Morgan served as the chair of the defense panel for each of these students.

Rev. Dr. Michael Udoekpo's doctoral defense

Immediately following Rev. Dr. Michael Udoekpo’s successful doctoral oral defense. From left to right, Dr. John Morgan, Dr. Kendra Clayton, Rev. Dr. Udoekpo, Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Murasso, Rev. Dr. Ore Spragin.

Rev. Christopher Okoli's doctoral defense

Rev. Christopher Nwachi Okoli is pictured with his doctoral oral defense panel members and Dr. Kendra Clayton, GTF President. From left to right, Dr. John Morgan, Dr. Kendra Clayton, Rev. Okoli, Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Murasso, Rev. Dr. Ore Spragin.

Rev. Dr. Anselm Eke immediately following his successful doctoral oral defense. From left to right are Dr. John Morgan, Rev. Dr. Ore Spragin, Dr. Kendra Clayton, Rev. Fr. Eke, Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Murasso.

Immediately following Dr. Murray's successful doctoral oral defense. Pictured from left to right are Dr. John Morgan, Dr. Kendra Clayton, Dr. Edward Murray and Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Murasso.

Immediately following Dr. Murray’s successful doctoral oral defense. Pictured from left to right are Dr. John Morgan, Dr. Kendra Clayton, Dr. Edward Murray and Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Murasso.

 

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