The Language, Literacy & Culture Program is pleased to announce that Dawn Shafer, of LLC Cohort 19, successfully and skillfully presented her dissertation research proposal to her full committee on August 14, 2019. Her topic is titled, "Why Strengths Matter: An Exploration of Community Cultural Wealth among Masters-level First Generation Students."
After Dawn's presentation, she and her committee had a substantive discussion surrounding her topic and methodological approach. They determined that her project was worthy of doctoral study and provided useful advice on how to move forward with her research.
Many thanks to Dawn's committee members:
Dr. Christine Mallinson, Chair (LLC)
Dr. Beth Douthirt Cohen, Co-chair (UMCP)
Dr. Carolyn Tice (SSW)
Dr. Fred Pincus (SOCY emeritus)
Dr. Patricia Alvarez (UMB)
Please join us in congratulating Dawn on reaching this significant milestone! She can now apply for candidacy.