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Department News and Events

Congratulations!

Elizabeth Bennett, Clinical Psychology Ph.D program, is the winner of the 2017-18 Psychology Department Graduate Student Teaching Award!
She will be nominated for the University wide Graduate Student Award for excellence in Teaching this coming spring.  Congrats to Elizabeth!

2018 Dissertation Defenses

May 11, 2018
9:00 a.m., 202 Rockwell Hall

Jessica Dunn, M.A.

The zombie apocalypse has already happened: Queering subjectivity in zombie film

Director: Suzanne Barnard, Ph.D.
Readers: Leswin Laubscher, Ph.D. and Clair Colebrook, Ph.D.

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May 10, 2018

3:00 pm, 202 Rockwell Hall

Arvin Simon, M.A.

Health equity through spatial justice: A critical phenomenology of urban trail makers

Director: Eva Maria Simms, Ph.D.
Readers: Derek Hook, Ph.D. and Ilyssa Manspeizer, Ph.D.

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May 8, 2018
2:00 pm., 202 Rockwell Hall

José Arroyo, MA

Back in the closet: A queer-modified interpretive-phenomenological analysis of gay men creating an identity through clothing

Director: Eva Maria Simms, Ph.D.
Readers: Lori Koelsch, Ph.D. and Leswin Laubscher, Ph.D.

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May 4, 2018
3:00 pm, 202 Rockwell Hall

Elizabeth Bennett

Mentor as scaffold: A mixed-methods exploration of feminist-informed mentoring in the undergraduate setting

Director: Lori Koelsch, Ph.D.
Readers: Susan Goldberg, Ph.D, and Melissa Kalarchian, Ph.D.

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May 3, 2018
9:30 am, 202 Rockwell Hall, Conference Room

Seth Young

The myth of promiscuity: Examining Black male sexual narratives and sexual identity

Director: Marco Geminignani, Ph.D.
Readers: Leswin Laubscher, Ph.D., and Derek Hook, Ph.D.

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April 6, 2018, 2:00 pm 202 Rockwell Hall Conference Room

Sugandh Dixit

Speaking from places: A phenomenological deconstructive study of children's places, child-centric methods, and politics

Director: Eva M. Simms, Ph.D.
Readers: Leswin Laubscher, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Fein, Ph.D.

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March 23, 2018, 2:40 pm 202 Rockwell Hall Conference Room

There will be a film screening along with the defense, https://vimeo.com/221623718  

Nisha Gupta

Illuminating the trauma of the closet among sexual minorities: A cinematic-phenomenological study of existential rights

Director: Will Adams, Ph.D.
Readers: Suzanne Barnard, Ph.D., and Jessie Goicoechea, Ph.D.

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March 13, 2018, 1:30 pm Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center

Laurent Turgeon-Dharmoo

The title

Director: Will Adams, Ph.D.
Readers: Leswin Laubscher, Ph.D., and Eva Simms, Ph.D.

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January 19, 2018, 2:40 pm 202 Rockwell Hall Conference Room

Danny Sharara

The psychology of self-surrender: A contemplative-hermeneutic study

Director: Will Adams, Ph.D.
Readers: Suzanne Barnard, Ph.D., and Daniel Burston, Ph.D.

More Defenses

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Undergraduate News and Announcements

This page is your source for information about student organizations in psychology, schedules, news, and other resources about the Psychology Department at Duquesne University. For the latest scheduling and course information visit this page often during the semester for updates.

Students and faculty at the Spring Meet and Greet

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Silverman Symposium

Each year, the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center holds a Symposium on a specific theme, featuring internationally renowned scholars in phenomenology.

Recent Talks and Events

Visit this page for a look at some of the recent talks and events the Department of Psychology sponsored