Doctor of Liberal Studies

Doctoral Student Profiles

The Doctor of Liberal Studies program features a dynamic, engaging, and supportive community of scholars. Students are encouraged to pursue a range of diverse research topics and frame issues in ways that cut across traditional disciplines.

Fall 2016 Cohort


Charlene Brown-Mckenzie
MSW, Columbia University; B.A., Georgetown University

Research Interests:

Social values attributed to underrepresented communities because of race and/or ethnicity


Sol DeLeon
MBA, Georgetown University; B.S., Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

Research Interests:

How societies have been affected by and how they responded to a changing environment, and the value judgements embedded in and the moral implications of their choices


Jonathan Everiss
MPS, George Washington University; B.A., Virginia Military Institute

Research Interests:

Examine using both historical and contemporary frames of reference whether the United States military is the correct organization to provide United States’ peacekeeping forces


John J. Jackson
M.S., National War College; B.A., University of Utah

Research Interests:

Ethics behind and impact of the various aspects of cultural diversity as practiced in the United States on 21st-century armed conflict


Jennifer Kluge
M.S., Emmanuel College; B.A., George Washington University

Research Interests:

Applicability of John Henry Newman’s work to Catholic higher education today


Paul Lambert
M.A., Tufts University; B.A., Brigham Young University

Research Interests:

Role of religious freedom in economic and social stability around the world


Robert Lyons
M.A., Johns Hopkins University; B.A., Augustana College

Research Interests:

Role of religious ideology and its potential effects on China's political and governing order


William Phillips
M.A., Royal Military College of Canada; B.S., Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University

Research Interests:

Causes of conflict and violence among human beings and their society in order to determine key disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration policy-influencing and process-influencing factors


Eden Reff-Presco
M.A., New York University; B.F.A., Howard University

Research Interests:

Politics of art and how artists use art to address racism, marginalization, and how it impacts artistic discourse with a specific emphasis in East Asian and West African ceramics


John H. Steitz
J.D., Georgetown University; MPS, Georgetown University; B.A., Georgetown University

Research Interests:

If and how ethics (generally) and human values (specifically) could be conveyed to students in totally online programs of higher education


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