September 2008 Archives

Two New PhDs in One Week!

Both Kevan Edwards and Trina Smith successfully defended their respective dissertations, "An Evaluation
of Racial And Ethnic Disparities in the Utilization of Health Care Services: The Impact of Patient Perceived Cultural Barriers" and "Reproductive Discourses: International Organizations and Questions of Representation," during the last week of August 2008. Edwards' advisor is Bob Liek, and Smith's advisor is Liz Boyle. Congratulations, Kevan and Trina!

Ammons Successful in Defense

Samantha Ammons successfully defended her dissertation, "Boundaries at Work: A Study of Work-Family Boundary Stability within a Large Organization," on Friday, August 22, 2008. Her co-advisors were Erin Kelly and Phyllis Moen. Sam will begin an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Nebraska-Omaha this fall 2008. Congratulations, Sam!

Yang Promoted at UARK

Alumnus Song Yang (PhD 2002) was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the University of Arkansas. The UMN Department of Sociology congratulates Song on this prestigious milestone accomplishment.


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