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Footnotes: Doctoral Defenses

Congratulations to these GTF students who successfully defended their doctoral theses!

Ms. Jeanette Banashak
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis: “Creativity and Contemplative Prayer/Meditation: A Phenomenological Study”


Rev. Dr. Jerry Paul Chism
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (Foundation House/Oxford program)
Thesis: “Telling our Sacred Story: The In-Singing of Theology”


Rev. Fr. Kyrian Chukwuemeka Echekwu
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis: “Nigerian Politics and Corruption: The Challenges Before the Nigerian Church as a Socio-Moral Actor”


Ms. René Elizabeth Johnson (not pictured)
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis: “Servant Leadership and the Theological Exploration of Vocation: A Dialogical Relationship”


Deacon Douglas Vlchek
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis: “A Theology for Stewardship for the Catholic Church in the United States”