College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Ph.D. Alumni


Kenneth Aikins

Makame Muhajir
Thesis: How Planning Works in an Age of Reform: Land, Sustainability, and Housing Development Traditions in Zanzibar

Mona N. Mwakalinga
Thesis: The Political Economy of the Film Industry in Tanzania: From Socialism to an Open Market Economy, 1961-2010


Malika Alaoui
Thesis: Re-Reading Captivity in the Works of Three Moroccan Women Novelists of the 90s

Kristen K. Epps
Thesis: Bound Together: Masters and Slaves on the Kansas-Missouri Border, 1825-1865

Phia S. Salter
Thesis: Representations of Black History as intentional worlds of oppression and liberation

Richard Williams
Thesis: Ecology and Geography of Avian Viruses using Niche Models and Wild Bird Surveillance

Richard A. J. Williams
Thesis: Ecology and geography of avian viruses using niche models and wild bird surveillance


Melissa K. Filippi-Franz
Thesis: Reconstituting Lives: Somali Women's Efforts to Reformulate Household and Community Values in Kansas City, Missouri

Angela M. Gray
Thesis: Emplacing Displacement: Cultural Landscapes of Refugee-Hosting in Ukwimi, Zambia

Simao Henriques
Thesis: An evaluation of English as a foreign language textbooks for secondary schools in Angola

Mary B. Sundal
Thesis: Difficult Decisions: Karimojong Healing in Conflict

Joy L. Wrolson
Thesis: Re-inventing memory and reforming performances: A genealogy of panic theater in Zimbabwe

Kristin L. Young
Thesis: The Basques in Genetic Landscape of Europe


Pelle D. Danabo
Thesis: From Africa of State to United Africa: Towards Africana Democracy

Natabhona M. Mabachi
Thesis: What Makes Some Campaigns More Effective than Others?: An Analysis of Three Mass Media PSI HIV/AIDS Campaigns in Kenya

Paul Prece
Thesis: Writing Home: The Post-Colonial Dialogue of Athol Fugard and August Wilson


Dan C. Fullerton
Thesis: Bright Prospects, Bleak Realities: The United States Army's Interwar Modernization Program for the Coming of the Second World War

Yssouf Kone
Thesis: The effects of adjustment policies on economic growth, welfare and income distribution in a CGE model with imperfect competition. An application to Cote d'Ivoire

Sarah L. Smiley
Thesis: Patterns of Urban Life and Urban Segregation in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania


Farah H. Alenezi
Thesis: Formal constraints on Arabic/English code-switching: A lexically-based approach.

Mame S. Diouf
Thesis: Intersections of race and gender in three black women's texts

Mark D. Hersey
Thesis: "My work is that of conservation": The environmental vision of George Washington Carver.


Maisoun I. Abu-Joudeh
Thesis: Multiple Accusative-Constructions in Modern Standard Arabic: A Minimalist Approach.

Amy M. Fowler
Thesis: The Visual Rhetoric of Colonization: A Historiography of Representations of the Congo Free State

Noah Mutoti
Thesis: Monetary policy transmission in Zambia

Nora M. Onizan
Thesis: Functions of Negation in Arabic Literary Discourse.

Irene Paasch
Thesis: Identity in discursive cultural contexts: The case of Ogande Girls' School, Kenya, Africa

Craig Scandrett-Leathermann
Thesis: Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus: Afro-Pentecostalism in the Church of God in Christ


Cameron K. McCormick
Thesis: Geography of Rural Water Development in Northern Cameroon.


Osama Abdel-Ghafer
Thesis: Copular Constructions in Modern Standard Arabic, Modern Hebrew and English.

Massissou N. Hathoura
Thesis: Teachers' Perspectives on Leadership Styles of Chadian Secondary School Principals.

Mohamed A. Mohamed Dosi
Thesis: Urban Growth Through Time and Space: A Study of the Role of Planners in Dealing with Urban Sprawl in Zanzibar , Tanzania


Olivia Ceesay
Thesis: Moral Conflict, Irrational Behavior, and African Women

Peter A. Sam, Jr.
Thesis: Indoor Air Pollution Assessment Within Selected Residential Areas in the Greater Accra-Tema Metropolitan Region, Ghana, West Africa

Renee T. Von Weiss
Thesis: A cross-cultural comparison of pain description in children with polyarticular juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in the United State and in Egypt


Emad A. Al-Tamari
Thesis: Sentential Negation in English and Arabic: A Minimalist Approach

Sue Schuessler
Thesis: The Children of the Crocodile: Grieving and Healing in Southwestern Zimbabwe.

Moussa Sissoko
Thesis: The Impact of the Peace Corps Experience in Returned Volunteers: A Case Study of Peace Corps Mali Returned Volunteers


Jamaine M. Abidogun
Thesis: Ghana: Educational and cultural transformation

Peter Gitau
Thesis: Exploring the Relationships between African and African-American Undergraduates in a Midwestern University.

Adama O. Kone
Thesis: The introduction of national languages into formal education in Mail: Opinions of elementary school teachers, pedagogic advisers, and principals

Pia Thielmann
Thesis: Hotbeds: Black-White Love and its Representation in Selected Contemporary Novels from U.S., Africa, and the Caribbean.


Maria J. Cabarcos
Thesis: Some Post-colonial versions of the Pastoral.

Griselda Escalona-Segura
Thesis: An analysis of New World Mangrove avifauna: Diversity, endemism, and conservation

John H. McClendon
Thesis: Conscientism: The Philosophy of Nkrumaism.


Phillip A. Huxtable
Thesis: Uncertainty and foreign policy-making: Conflict and cooperation in West Africa

Stan L. Moore
Thesis: Indigenous medical practice and knowledge in the medical culture of Dar es Salaam


Heather L. Aldridge
Thesis: Commanding the post-Cold war world: President Clinton's rhetoric as Commander in Chief, 1993-1995

Kevin J. Cunningham
Thesis: The upper Miocene sedimentary succession, Melilla Basin, Northeastern Morocco

Hedley M. Swan
Thesis: Settlement policies and development: The case of Botswana


Mamdou C. Bane
Thesis: An analysis of educational reforms in Mali, 1962-1992


Nancy L. N. Palmer
Thesis: The impact of maternal education on infant and child mortality and morbidity in the Cameroon Grasslands

Adams R. Somiari
Thesis: Profiting from public service: A contextual analysis of corruption in Nigeria


Laurian E. C. Lytle
Thesis: The stock market impact of social pressure: The South African divestment case


Julie A. Neururer
Thesis: Decency and dollars invested: Case studies of South African divestiture

Nelly O. Ukpokodu
Thesis: Analysis of the perceptions of teachers and administrators of preschool programs in Bendel State of Nigeria


Akintola O. Falaiye
Thesis: Consociationalism and the Nigerian political system, 1960-1988 (Volumes I and II)


Ramsamy M. Naidoo
Thesis: An examination of parents' and teachers' expressed attitudes towards occupational expectations for deaf persons

Robert A. Wolff
Thesis: Food policies and political stability: A comparative study of Ghana and Ivory Coast


Anderson M. Nxumalo
Thesis: The indigenous education of the Sawzi and its implications for curriculum development in Swaziland


Barbara J. Michael
Thesis: Cows, Bulls and Gender Roles: Pastoral Strategies for Survival and Continuing in Western Sudan

Christian O. Opukri
Thesis: Africa and the superpowers: The contextual basis of African Policy in the United Nations

Roberto Pereira Da Cunha
Thesis: Geologic Reactivation in Northeast Brazil and West Africa – An Example of Basement Controlled Tectonics (Cameroon, Nigeria, Benin, Togo)


Alexius E. Nwachukwu
Thesis: An Historical Analysis of the Roots of Universal Public Primary Education in Nigeria, 1900-1980


Chiekwe B. Archibong
Thesis: Evolution of Firms: Strategy and Structure of Enterprise in a Third-World Country (Volumes I and II)

Peter Ukpokodu
Thesis: Socio-Political Drama in Nigeria since Independence (African, Literature)


Bertram A. Okolo
Thesis: Semantics and Pragmatics of Discourse, Narrative Fiction: An Igbo Example (Nigeria)


Admasu Shunkuri
Thesis: Theories and Practices in Socioeconomic Development: An appraisal of Policy Patterns in Five African States


Hamid A. Muftah
Thesis: Analysis of the Development of a Higher Education System in Libya and its Impact on the Libyan Students


Philip V. Nzwilliw
Thesis: The Development of Higher Education in east Africa from 1925 to 1981


Babikir E. Kardaman
Thesis: Higher Education in the Sudan


Godwin N. Iloka
Thesis: The Teaching of English as a Foreign Language in Nigeria


Salah A. Bourjini
Thesis: Sources of Economic Growth in Developing Countries: The Case of Tunisia


Clell R. Buck
Thesis: Development of the Philosophy of Education in the Central African Republic


Rosalie F. Maddocks
Thesis: Living and Subfossil Distribution Patterns of Podocopid Ostracodes in Thenosy Be Area, Northern Madagascar


Expert instruction in Arabic, Kiswahili, and Wolof at the beginning and intermediate levels will be offered over eight weeks in June-July 2018.

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