Three Faculty Members Complete Doctoral Studies
The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce that Marcel Brown, Anthony Coleman and Dany Doughan have successfully completed their doctoral studies.
Brown has been with St. Gregory’s since Fall 2013 and is the Assistant Professor of Humanities, director of the Academic Success Center, coordinator of The First-Year Experience and coordinator of the Liberal Arts Core Seminar. He completed his Ph.D. in Nov. 2013 through The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. Brown’s dissertation, Staging Corpus Christi, examined the relationship between the York Cycle, a late-medieval English mystery cycle and popular expressions of Eucharistic devotion in liturgy, art history and manuscript and book production ca. 1376-1579.
Coleman is entering his second year of teaching at St. Gregory’s. He completed his Ph.D. in Theology through Boston College. The title of his dissertation was Lanctantius and the Doctrine of Providence, which examines the role the doctrine of providence plays in the theology of the early 4th century Latin apologist, Lactantius; who wrote both during an age of great Christian persecution under the Roman Emperor Diocletian, during an age of Christian flourishing under the Roman Emperor Constantine.
Doughan joined St. Gregory’s as an adjunct faculty member in 2006 and became a full-time faculty member in August 2007. He completed his Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education and Organizational Change from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois. The title of Doughan’s dissertation was The Relationship Between Persistence Rates and the Alignment of Traditional Sophomore Student Religious Beliefs with Institutional Missions: A Multi-Institutional Focus Approach. With his doctoral work completed, he is looking forward to participating in more professional development opportunities, publishing his work in peer-reviewed journals and applying for research grant money to further the work he started in his dissertation.