RECENT DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS compiled by Joseph J. Lauer (Michigan State University) The U.S. and Canadian theses listed were below reported in Dissertation Abstracts International (DAI), vol. 72, nos. 4-6 (Oct.-Dec. 2011). This is the 92nd quarterly supplement to American and Canadian Doctoral Dissertations and Master's Theses on Africa, 1974-1987 (1989). Anthropology Al-Ayedi, Abdul. The "Ways of Horus" in the ancient Egyptian records and archaeology: Volume I: The inscriptions. Volume II: The archaeology. Ph.D., U. of Toronto (Can.), 2002. Black, Steven Patrick. Facing HIV / AIDS Stigmatization in South Africa Through Language and Music. Ph.D., U. of California, Los Angeles, 2010. Bowles, Laurian Rebekah. Widening the lens: Embodiments of gender, work and migration with market women in Ghana. Ph.D., Temple U., 2011. Bushozi, Pastory. Lithic technology and hunting behaviour during the Middle Stone Age in Tanzania. Ph.D., U. of Alberta (Can.), 2011. Creasman, Pearce Paul. Extracting cultural information from ship timber [Egypt]. Ph.D., Texas A & M U., 2010. Faith, John. Late Quaternary megafaunal extinctions in southern Africa's Cape Floral Region. Ph.D., George Washington U., 2011. Fenn, Thomas. Applications of heavy isotope research to archaeological problems of provenance and trade on cases from Africa and the New World [Nigeria & Burkina Faso]. Ph.D., U. of Arizona, 2011. Guessous, Nadia. Genealogies of Feminism: Leftist Feminist Subjectivity in the Wake of the Islamic Revival in Contemporary Morocco. Ph.D., Columbia U., 2011. Hibbs, Amber Campbell. Irrigation and Infection: A Bioethnography of Schistosomiasis in Ancient Nubia [Sudan]. Ph.D., Emory U., 2010. Hubbard, Edward Akintola. Creolization and Contemporary Pop Iconicity in Cape Verde. Ph.D., Harvard U., 2011. Kroenke, Karin. The Provincial Cemeteries of Naga ed-Deir: A Comprehensive Study of Tomb Models Dating from the Late Old Kingdom to the Late Middle Kingdom [Egypt]. Ph.D., U. of California, Berkeley, 2010. Leclercq, Benedicte. Links Between Conservation/Development Projects and International Conventions and Programs: The Southeastern Rainforest of Madagascar. Ph.D., State U. of New York at Stony Brook, 2010. Meharie, Anduamlak. Urban development and displacement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Impacts on livelihoods and social relations in Yeka Tefo with a focus on youth. Ph.D., U. of Kentucky, 2009. Merritt, Stephen. Controlled butchery observations as a means for interpreting Okote Member hominin carnivory at Koobi Fora, Kenya. Ph.D., Rutgers State U. of New Jersey - New Brunswick, 2011. Pillay, Suren. The partisan's violence, law and apartheid: The assassination of Matthew Goniwe and the Cradock Four. Ph.D., Columbia U., 2011. Schauert, Paul W. Staging nationalism: Performance, power, and representation in Ghana's state dance ensembles. Ph.D., Indiana U., 2011. Schubert, Robert Luken. The Conservative Nature of Primate Positional Behavior: Testing for Locomotor and Postural Variation in Colobus vellerosus and Cercopithecus campbelli lowei at BoabengFiema Monkey Sanctuary, Ghana. Ph.D., Ohio State U., 2011. Skrydstrup, Martin. Once Ours: The Making and Unmaking of Claims to Cultural Property [Ghana]. Ph.D., Columbia U., 2010. Smith, Vanessa. Modeling the Mechanics of Temple Production in the Middle Kingdom: An Investigation of the Shena of Divine Offerings Adjacent to the Mortuary Temple of Senwosret III at Abydos, Egypt. Ph.D., U. of Pennsylvania, 2010. Some, Batamaka. Growing cotton: Household negotiations in export-oriented agriculture in Africa, Burkina Faso. Ph.D., U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010. von Schnitzler, Anna. Liberation in a Time of Neoliberalism: Citizenship Technology and Politics in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Ph.D., Columbia U.,2010. Biological Sciences Burton, Andrew. Wildlife Monitoring and Conservation in a West African Protected Area. Ph.D., U. of California, Berkeley, 2010. McGlue, Michael Matthew. Late Quaternary paleolimnology in the southern hemisphere tropics. Ph.D., U. of Arizona, 2011. Potter, Gail E. Estimating social contact networks to improve epidemic simulation models [Malawi]. Ph.D., U. of Washington, 2010. Rasoazanabary, Emilienne. The human factor in mouse lemur (Microcebus griseorufus) conservation: Local resource utilization and habitat disturbance at Beza Mahafaly, SW Madagascar. Ph.D., U. of Massachusetts, 2011. Rogers, Jessica. The Effectiveness of Protected Areas in Central Africa: A Remotely Sensed Measure of Deforestation and Access. Ph.D., Columbia U., 2011. Schellenberg, John J. The microbiological context of HIV resistance [Kenya]. Ph.D., U. of Manitoba (Can.), 2010. Williams, Richard A J. Ecology and geography of avian viruses using niche models and wild bird surveillance [Ghana]. Ph.D., U. of Kansas, 2010. Business Administration Acheampong, Nsiah. The effects of foreign bank entry on financial performance of Ghanaian-owned banks. D.B.A., U. of Phoenix, 2011. Asantemungu, Juvenalis. An exploration of alternative means of financial sustainability for the church in Tanzania, East Africa: A donor and donee perspective. Ph.D., Marquette U., 2011. Glajchen, Deon. A Comparative Analysis of Mobile Phone-Based Payment Services in the United States and South Africa. Ph.D., Northcentral U., 2011. Mohamed Elshaiekh, Nour Eldin. Key factors that influence the use of knowledge-based decision support system in medium-sized companies in Sudan. Ph.D. Multimedia University (Malaysia), 2011. Nyaseda, Ceasarine A. The effectiveness of celebrity endorsed advertising: A Kenyan perspective. D.B.A., Alliant International U., San Diego, 2010. Odemba, Alexander S. Corruption in sub-Sahara Africa: A phenomenological study. D.B.A., U. of Phoenix, 2011. Cinema Al-Hossain, Haya. Feminist representations in North African cinema. Ph.D., George Washington U., 2011. Bigley, Heather. Cinematic transcendence: Religious women and global migration in the historical epic [Algeria]. Ph.D., U. of Florida, 2010. Mwakalinga, Mona. The Political Economy of the Film Industry in Tanzania: From Socialism to an Open Market Economy, 1961-2010. Ph.D., U. of Kansas, 2011. Sreenivas, Divya. Structure of narratives: Applying Propp's folktale morphology to entertainmenteducation films [South Africa]. Ph.D., U. of New Mexico, 2010. Earth Sciences Bangira, Courage. Mineralogy and geochemistry of soils of ultramafic origin from the Great Dyke, Zimbabwe and Gillespie County, Texas. Ph.D., Texas A & M U., 2010. Fatoke, Oluwaseyi. Sequence stratigraphy of the Pliocene-Pleistocene strata and shelf-margin deltas of the eastern Niger Delta, Nigeria. Ph.D., U. of Houston, 2010. Soderberg, Keir Stephen. The role of fog in the ecohydrology and biogeochemistry of the Namib Desert. Ph.D., U. of Virginia, 2010. Economics Betz, Michael. Three Essays on African Agriculture: Land Rights, Extension, and Market Participation in Uganda. Ph.D., Ohio State U., 2011. Mulangu, Francis. Climate, water, and carbon: Three essays in environmental and development economics [Tanzania]. Ph.D., Ohio State U., 2011. Nezerwe, Yvan. The impact of the AGOA legislations on the market returns in Kenya. D.B.A., Alliant International U., San Diego, 2011. Nguyen, Quynh T. Essays in empirical microeconomics on economic development [Uganda]. Ph.D., U. of Maryland, College Park, 2010. Ozier, Owen. Essays in Empirical Development Economics [Kenya]. Ph.D., U. of California, Berkeley, 2011. Richmond, Christine J. Essays on Firm Performance and Dynamics in Developing Countries [Cote d'Ivoire]. Ph.D., U. of California, Los Angeles, 2010. Roberts, Tyson. Democracy, Development, and the International Political Economy: Political Institutions and Investment Financing Strategies in Sub-Saharan Africa Ph.D., U. of California, Los Angeles, 2010. Sattayanuwat, Wanasin. Essays on international trade and foreign direct investment. Ph.D., U. of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2011. Uzondu, Chaka A K. The Imperial Relations of Food: Food Sovereignty and Self-determination in World Politics. Ph.D., U. of Connecticut, 2010. Visser, M Anne. Race, Poverty, and State Intervention in the Informal Economy: Evidence from South Africa. Ph.D., New School U., 2010. Education Acheampong, James. Exploring the Decision of Ghanaian College Graduates to Remain in the United States or Return to Ghana. Ph.D., Walden U., 2011. Bothun, Sara. Reassessing the Benefits of Education: Three Papers on the Effects of Education in Ghana. Ph.D., Clark U., 2011. Ezumah, Bellarmine. Toward a Successful Plan for Educational Technology for Low-income Communities: A Formative Evaluation of One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Projects in Nigeria and Ghana. Ph.D., Howard U., 2010. Gee, Kevin A. The impact of school based anti-malarial treatment on adolescents' cognition: Evidence from a cluster-randomized intervention in Kenya. Ed.D., Harvard U., 2010. Griffis, Vincent W. Vernacular scripture use in two Cameroonian language communities: Kom and Bafut. Ed.D., Boston U., 2011. Kariwo, Michael. The Impact of Resource Allocation Methods on the Performance of the Academic Staff at Public Universities in Zimbabwe. Ph.D., U. of Alberta (Can.), 2010. Kitonga, Ndindi. Postcolonial Construction of Self: Two Immigrant Secondary Science Teachers from Nigeria and Kenya Explore the Role of Cultural and Indigenous Beliefs in their Teaching. Ph.D., Chapman U., 2010. Kreye, Judy. Nursing students' perceptions of the educational environment in Moshi, Tanzania: The basis for reform. Ph.D., Capella U., 2011. Montague, Deborah Marie. Traditional Ghanaian music pedagogy and philosophy: An overview of teaching and learning techniques of three Ghanaian master musicians teaching in the United States. D.M.A., Boston U., 2011. Mtuy, Mary Auxilia. A qualitative analysis of Learning and Leadership Development of Universal Primary Education teachers and the resulting impact on the Tanzanian education system. Ph.D., Cleveland State U., 2011. Ndikintum, Gerald Berinyuy. Early Childhood Socialization: Reflections of Women as Former Orphans in Two Catholic Orphanages in English-Speaking Cameroon. Ed.D., George Washington U., 2011. Okafor, Gregory. Re-democratization and democratic leadership development in Nigeria: The impact of civic education. Ed.D., Northern Arizona U., 2010. Okoro, Martin. Funding teacher education: A catalyst for enhancing the Universal Basic Education in Imo State of Nigeria. Ed.D., Seton Hall U., 2011. Opini, Bathseba Mayomi. Women with disabilities in Kenyan university education: Experiences, challenges and coping strategies. Ph.D., U. of Toronto (Can.), 2009. Thuranira, Taaliu Simon. Perspectives on the teaching profession in Kenya. Ph.D., U. of Maryland, College Park, 2010. Witten, Allistair Mark. Building the community school: How school principals can lead in addressing educational and social challenges in South Africa. Ed.D., Harvard U., 2010. Worley, Robin. Citizen journalism and digital voices: Instituting a collaborative process between global youth, technology and media for positive social change [Kenya]. Ed.D., Pepperdine U., 2011. Environmental Sciences Adebowale, Adedotun. Evaluation of volatile organic compounds in crude coconut, peanut, olive, and petroleum oils and toxic organic contaminants in the Oluyoro Stream of Nigeria. Ph.D., Texas Southern U., 2009. DeLonge, Marica. Attributes of West African convective storms at the land-ocean transition. Susan, U. of Virginia, 2010. Fine Arts Judas, Beth. Late Bronze Age Aegean ceramics in the Nile Valley: An analysis of idea and practice represented in the archaeological record. Ph.D., U. of Pennsylvania, 2010. Geography Barnes, Jessica. Governing Flow: The Politics of Water Distribution and Use in Egypt. Ph.D., Columbia U., 2010. Health Sciences Aaron, Grant. Interventions to Control Deficiencies of Zinc and other Micronutrients in West Africa. Ph.D., U. of California, Davis, 2010. Aly Saadallah, Amal A. Organ allocation and transplantation in Egypt: A quantitative quasi-experimental study. D.H.A., U. of Phoenix, 2010. Babigumira, Joseph B. Costs of Induced Abortion and Cost-Effectiveness of Universal Access to Modern Contraceptives in Uganda. Ph.D., U. of Washington, 2011. Campos, Nicole Gastineau. Cervical Cancer Prevention: Using Primary Data to Inform Decision-Making in Developed and Developing Country Contexts [Eastern Africa]. Ph.D., Harvard, 2011. Corbell, Catherine Wairimu. An epidemiologic study examining the risk of anemia associated with zidovudine-based highly active antiretroviral therapy in Namibia. Ph.D., U. of Washington, 2010. Dogba, Maman. Rôle des ressources humaines dans la performance du système de referenceevacuation de Kayes au Mali. Ph.D., U. of Alberta (Can.), 2010. Drake, Alison L. HSV-2 suppression among HIV-1 infected pregnant and postpartum Kenyan women. Ph.D., U. of Washington, 2010. Gasasira, Anne Frances. Interactions between HIV Infection and Malaria in Children Living in subSaharan Africa in the Era of Widening Access to Improved Interventions. Ph.D., U. of California, Berkeley, 2010. Harvey, Pauline. Factors influencing childhood vaccination in Nigeria. Ph.D., Walden U., 2011. Jonnalagada, Sasi R. Latent Tuberculosis Infection Detection and Clinical Implications in HIV-1 Infected Women [Kenya]. Ph.D., U. of Washington, 2011. Kafulfula, Ursula. Culture-specific influences on exclusive breastfeeding among HIV-positive mothers in Blantyre, Malawi. Ph.D., New York U., 2011. Kaluyu, Japeth K. Determinants of risky sexual behaviors of Kenyan immigrant men in the US and during visits in Kenya. Ph.D., New Jersey Inst. of Tech., 2009. Lambdin, Barrot H. Patient and System Factors Associated with Attrition from HIV Treatment Programs in Central Mozambique. Ph.D., U. of Washington, 2010. Martyn, Diona. An Ethnography of African American and Sierra Leonean Hair Salon Patrons and Their Perceived Health Concerns. Ph.D., Catholic U. of America, 2011. Milejczak, Catherine Bowden. The impact of school-based oral hygiene education on the oral-healthrelated quality of life [Tanzania]. Ph.D., Walden U., 2011. Muthengi, Eunice. Early Marriage and Early Childbearing in Ethiopia: Determinants and Consequences. Ph.D., U. of California, Los Angeles, 2010. Porter, Chad Kiser. Time Series Evaluation of Childhood Diarrhea in Abu Homos, Egypt. Ph.D., George Washington U., 2011. Sugimoto, Jonathan D. Determinants of transmissibility in community outbreaks of symptomatic novel human influenza A [Senegal]. Ph.D., U. of Washington, 2010. Verret, Wendy Joy. The effect of nutritional status on the post-treatment prophylactic effect of two artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) in Ugandan children treated for malaria. Ph.D., U. of California, Berkeley, 2010. Walsh, Denise Susan. A narrative analysis of the stories of nurses working in Liberia pre, during and post civil war. Ph.D., U. of Connecticut, 2010. Weiss, Greta. The acquisition of human B cell memory in response to Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Ph.D., U. of Pennsylvania, 2010. History Bini, Elisabetta. Fueling the Cold War: Oil, Economic Development, and Mass Consumption in Postwar Italy and the Mediterranean, 1945-1969 [North Africa]. Ph.D., New York U., 2011. Burlingham, Kate. "In the image of God": A global history of the North American Congregational mission movement in Angola, 1879-1975. Ph.D., Rutgers State U. of New Jersey - New Brunswick, 2011. Katono, Deo. A history of the Uganda-American relations 1962-2002. Ph.D., Makerere U. (Ugan.), 2010. Li, Jean. Elite Theban Women of the Eighth-Sixth Centuries BCE in Egypt: Identity, Status and Mortuary Practice. Ph.D., U. of California, Berkeley, 2010. Markle, Seth M. 'We Are Not Tourists': The Black Power Movement and the Making of Socialist Tanzania, 1960-1974. Ph.D., New York U., 2010. Moore, Robert. The Role of the Madrasah and the Structure of Islamic Legal Education in Mamluk Egypt (1250-1517). Ph.D., Emory U., 2010. Prakash, Amit. Empire on the Seine: Surveillance, Citizenship, and North African Migrants in Paris (1925-1975). Ph.D., Columbia, 2010. Tappan, Jennifer. "A Healthy Child Comes From A Healthy Mother" Mwanamugimu & Nutritional Science in Uganda, 1935-1973. Ph.D., Columbia U., 2010. Wood, Leonard G H. Reception of European Law, Origins of Islamic Legal Revivalism, and Foundations of Transformations in Islamic Legal Thought in Egypt, 1875-1960. Ph.D., Harvard U., 2011. Information Science Gebremichael, Debretsion. Exploring the perception of users of community ICT centers on the effectiveness of ICT on poverty in Ethiopia: A qualitative study. Ph.D., Capella U., 2011. Journalism Ruginyte, Dovile. Representations of African women in the American and French press, 1990-2005. Ph.D., Rutgers The State U. of New Jersey - New Brunswick, 2011. Language Calcamuggio, Jenniemarie. Public intellectual as rhetor: Employing epideictic rhetoric, ethos, and technology to open spaces, promote participation, and encourage action [South Africa]. Ph.D., Purdue U., 2010. Chakrani, Brahim. A sociolinguistic investigation of language attitudes among youth in Morocco. Ph.D., U. of Illinois, 2010. Perpinan-Hinarejos, Silvia. On L2 grammar and processing: The case of oblique relative clauses and the Null-Prep phenomenon [Morocco]. Ph.D., U. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2010. Smith, Candis Driver. Bwana asifiwe in the USA: Language and identity in East African Christian fellowships in the United States. Ph.D., Michigan State U., 2011. Watts, Jarica Linn. Colonial language and postcolonial linguistic hybridity. Ph.D., U. of Utah, 2011. Literature Alaoui, Malika. Re-Reading Captivity in the Works of Three Moroccan Women Novelists of the 90s. Ph.D., U. of Kansas, 2010. Benzohra, Salima. The Representation of the Women's History and the Paradoxes of the Collective Autobiography in Assia Djebar's Novels [Algeria]. Ph.D., U. of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2010. Brinnehl, Elizabeth. Medusa's blood: Lucan, Libya and the geography of anger. Ph.D., U. of Wisconsin Madison, 2010. Campbell, Cary. The Discursive Construction of the Ivorian Nation in the Period of Ivoirite. Ph.D., U. of Pittsburgh, 2010. Klein-Topan, Laura. La Mer et le soleil: Réflexions sur les tropes et la politique chez Albert Camus et Assia Djebar [Algeria]. Ph.D., U. of California, Irvine, 2011. Kudsieh, Suha. Cultural encounters between East and West: Analyzing travel and encounter accounts from a postcolonial perspective [Egypt]. Ph.D., U. of Toronto (Can.), 2008. McNair, Lucy. An Algerian primer: Mouloud Feraoun's "Le Fils du pauvre", translation commentary. Ph.D., City U. of New York, 2011. Messier, Vartan Patrick. Errancies of Desire: Subjectivity, Difference, and Proximity in Transnational Film and Literature. Ph.D., U. of California, Riverside, 2011. Neimneh, Shadi. J. M. Coetzee's 'postmodern' corpus: Bodies/texts, history, and politics in the apartheid novels, 1974-1990. Ph.D., U. of Oklahoma, 2011. Quinan, Christine Lisa. Remembering bodies: Gender, race, and nationality in the French-Algerian War. Ph.D., U. of California, Berkeley, 2010. Rebourcet, Severine. Les voix du volcan l'écriture du mal-être dans le roman féminin de l'ile de la Réunion. Ph.D., U. of Maryland, College Park, 2010. Russell, Tracy Mae. Opposition et résistance dans la littérature féminine africaine et antillaise. Ph.D., Queen's U. (Can.), 2010. Sarr, Awa Coumba. Spectralite et critique de la laideur: L'engagement postcolonial dans la littérature en français de la nouvelle génération d'écrivains africains. Ph.D., U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010. Tegomo, Guy Beaudelaire. L'impact du cinéma dans le roman francophone d’Afrique noire. Ph.D., Queen's U., 2010. Mass Communications Alexander, Tesfa. Engaging rural community members as problem solvers: Application of health communication to improve the quality of health care in southwest Uganda. Ph.D., U. of Memphis, 2010. Music Dosunmu, Oyebade. Afrobeat, Fela and beyond: Scenes, style and ideology [Nigeria]. Ph.D., U. of Pittsburgh, 2010. Nevin, Timothy. Politics and popular culture: The renaissance in Liberian music, 1970-89. Ph.D., U. of Florida, 2010. Nnamani, Ndubuisi. A Study of Structuring and Patterning of Igbo Musical Resources in Contemporary Nigerian Art-Music. Ph.D., U. of Alberta (Can.), 2010. Physical Sciences Chin, Curtis D. Engineering Microdevices for Global Health Diagnostics [Rwanda]. Ph.D., Columbia U., 2011. Mera, Roberto Javier. Analysis and Prediction of West African Moist Events during the Boreal Spring of 2009. Ph.D., North Carolina State U., 2010. Mero, Roberto Javier. Analysis and Prediction of West African Moist Events during the Boreal Spring of 2009. Ph.D., North Carolina State U., 2010. Ndiaye, Ousmane. The Predictability of the Sahelian Climate: Seasonal Sahel Rainfall and Onset over Senegal. Ph.D., Columbia U., 2010. Vieira Agudelo, Sarah C. Temporal variations of monsoon systems. Ph.D., Georgia Inst. of Tech., 2010. Political Science Abdulkadir, Rahma. Gender, transitional justice and failed statehood: Can the Somali traditional customary law be the basis for viable and inclusive mechanism(s) of transitional justice for Somalia? Ph.D., U. of Texas at Dallas, 2011. Abel, Mucunguzi. Poverty eradication policies, governance and poverty eradication outcomes in Uganda. Ph.D., U. Antwerpen (Belg.), 2010. Barwig, Andrew. Ruling with rules: Electoral institutions and authoritarian resilience in the Middle East [Morocco]. Ph.D., U. of Denver, 2010. Brass, Jennifer. Surrogates for Government?: NGOs and the State in Kenya. Ph.D., U. of California, Berkeley, 2010. Dionne, Kim Yi. The Political Economy of HIV/AIDS Intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ph.D., U. of California, Los Angeles, 2010. El Sharif, Ashraf Nabih. Democratization of Islamist movements in Egypt and Morocco: Political opportunities, organizational frameworks, and the ideological marketplace. Ph.D., Boston U., 2011. Elmi, Afyare. Possibilities for Peacebuilding: Challenges and Responses to the Somali Conflict. Ph.D., U. of Alberta (Can.), 2009. Kraus, Joseph. The "business" of state-building: The impact of corporate social responsibility on state development in Equatorial Guinea. Ph.D., U. of Florida, 2010. Lewin, Paul A. Three Essays on Food Security, Food Assistance, and Migration [Malawi]. Ph.D., Oregon State U., 2011. Markovits, Marton. External actors, local participation, and political reform in Africa: Ghana and Senegal compared. Ph.D., U. of Pennsylvania, 2010. Milligan, Margaret (Maren). Power sharing or power-hoarding?: Conflict and democratic breakdown in Nigeria and Lebanon. Ph.D., U. of Maryland, College Park, 2010. Mohamud, Habiba. Famine, Displacement, and Destitution among Pastoralist Communities in Northeastern Kenya. Ph.D., U. of Alberta (Can.), 2010. Orhan, Sebnem Gumuscu. No Bourgeoisie, No Moderation: The Changing Face of Political Islam in Turkey and Egypt. Ph.D., U. of Virginia, 2010. Samii, Cyrus. Microdynamics of war-to-peace transitions: Evidence from Burundi. Ph.D., Columbia U., 2011. Tagert, Adam C. Cybersecurity challenges in developing nations [Rwanda & Tunisia]. Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon U., 2010. Tynes, Robert M. Child Soldiers, Armed Conflicts, and Tactical Innovations [Sierra Leone]. Ph.D., State U. of New York at Albany, 2011. Williams, Susanna. Narratives from the slums of Nairobi: Exploring social and environmental influences on mothers. Ph.D., U. of Virginia, 2010. Zappile, Tina. North-South preferential trade agreements, trade, and armed conflict. Ph.D., U. of Nebraska - Lincoln, 2011. Psychology Allen, Stuart. Exploring the Nature of Flawed Leadership. Ph.D., Regent U.,2006. Conton, Cassandra E. Push and Pull Migration Factors Influencing the Intrusive Experience and General Health of Sub-Sahara Africa Refugees Post Conflict. Ph.D., Fielding Grad. U., 2011. Nyirazinyoye, Laetitia. Effect of a community-based mentoring program on behavioral and educational outcomes among children living in youth-headed households in Rwanda: Influential child and caregivers characteristics [Rwanda]. Ph.D., Tulane U., 2011. Obidoa, Chinekwu Azuka. The Impact of Social Change on Adolescent Sexual Behavior in Nigeria. Ph.D., U. of Connecticut, 2010. Peterson, Robin. Resilience and protective factors in female children and adolescents in northern Tanzania. Ph.D., Walden U., 2011. Religion Brinton, Jacquelene. Preaching Islamic Renewal: Shaykh Muhammad Mitwalli Sha`rawi and the Syncretization of Revelation and Contemporary Life [Egypt]. Ph.D., U. of Virginia, 2009. Ersulo, Wondaferahu Adnew. Bridging the gap: Towards developing appropriate leadership approach for the Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church. Ph.D., Fuller Theo. Sem., 2009. Jenott, Lance. The "Gospel of Judas": Text, translation, and historical interpretation of "The Betrayer's Gospel". Ph.D., Princeton U., 2011. Yafeh-Deigh, Alice. A socio-rhetorical and cultural reappraisal of Paul's sexual and marital ethics in 1 Corinthians 7 [Cameroon]. Ph.D., Princeton Theo. Sem., 2010. Sociology Aikhoje, Alexander. Social and family support and bicultural ethnic identity development: First-and second-generation Nigerian-Americans in New York City. Ph.D., Capella U., 2011. Castaneda, Ernesto. Exclusion and Everyday Citizenship: New York, Paris, Barcelona [Algeria & Morocco]. Ph.D., Columbia U., 2010. Kyei, Pearl. Essays on the economic and social demography of households [South Africa]. Ph.D., U. of Pennsylvania, 2010. Theater Witty, Gordon. Egyptian verse drama: The case of Naguib Surur. Ph.D., U. of Pennsylvania, 2010. Theology Lolwerikoi, Michael. Orality and the land: The impact of colonialism on Lmaa narratives in Kenya. Ph.D., Asbury Theo. Sem., 2010. Mayemba, Bienvenu. Christian liberation and postcolonial consciousness: Jean-Marc Ela's reappropriation of African subjectivity and Christian promise [Cameroon]. Ph.D., Boston College, 2011. Olatoyan, Isaiah Oluwajemiriye. The local church and the Great Commission: A biblical perspective on the practice of evangelism and missions among churches of the Nigerian Baptist Convention. D.Miss., Southern Baptist Theo. Sem., 2011. Peagler, Victoria. Blow the trumpet in black Zion: A phenomenological exploration of the Zionist Christian church of South Africa. Ph.D., Fuller Theo. Sem., 2010. Udotong, William. Transnational Migration and the Reverse Mission of Nigerian-led Pentecostal Churches in the U.S.A.: A Case Study of Selected Churches in Metro Atlanta. Ph.D., Asbury Theo. Sem., 2010. Urban & Regional Planning Allagoa-Warren, Anthonia. The role of the informal economic sector in municipal solid waste management and water supply in urban sub-Sahara Africa: The case of Lagos, Nigeria. Ph.D., Texas Southern U., 2010. Ozumba, Victor. A comprehensive research on the management of electronic waste in sub Sahara Africa: Opportunities and constraints. Ph.D., Texas Southern U., 2010. Women's Studies Ahamd Yahia, Awadiya. Diaspora Sudanese women's participation in peace building. Ph.D., State U. of New York at Buffalo, 2011.