On February 1, 2023 Tamisha Ponder of LLC Cohort 19 successfully defended her dissertation and earned the title of Doctor of Philosophy. Her degree will be conferred in May, 2023.
Her virtual defense went very smoothly and she gave a powerful presentation of her dissertation research, "'I Wasn't Going to do a Hunger Strike, but in the End my Body Paid the Price:' An Annotated Study of the Lived Experiences of Black Lives Matter Student Activists Between 2014 and 2016."
The program wishes to acknowledge the guidance and commitment of Tamisha's committee:
Dr. Beverly Bickel, Language, Literacy & Culture, Co-Chair
Dr. Michelle Scott, History, Co-Chair
Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Language, Literacy & Culture
Dr. G. Derek Musgrove, History
Dr. Elizabeth Patton, Media & Communication Studies
Congratulations, Dr. Ponder!