Ph.D. Alumni Archives

Completed 2010-2011

Melissa Rickman (Ph.D. May 2011)
(University of Oklahoma / B.A., Anthropology and B.S., Botany; University of Oklahoma / MLIS; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2003)
Dissertation title: “Making the Herball : John Gerard and the fashioning of an Elizabethan herbarist”; Supervisor: Steven J. Livesey and Karen Reeds│Abstract
Current Position: Registrar, History of Science Collections, University of Oklahoma

Completed 2009-2010

Cornelia Lambert (Ph.D. August 2010)
(Salem College / B.A., Biology; University of Florida / M.A., History)
Dissertation Title: “‘Tricks upon travellers’: Robert Owen, New Lanark, and the choreography of character, 1800-1826”; Supervisor: Katherine Pandora│Abstract
Current Position: Independent Scholar

Kathleen Sheppard (Ph.D. April 2010)
(Truman State University / B.A., Sociology and Anthropology; University College London / M.A., Egyptian Archaeology; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2006)
Dissertation Title: “The lady and the looking glass : Margaret Murray's life in archaeology”; Supervisor: Katherine Pandora│Abstract
Current Position: Assistant Professor of History, Missouri University of Science and Technology; Previously: Post-doctoral fellow, American University, Cairo (2010-2011)


Completed 2008-2009

Sylwester Ratowt (Ph.D. May 2009)
(University of Oklahoma / B.S., Astronomy; University of Oklahoma / MLIS; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2004)
Dissertation title: “Discordant Consensus: Dialogues on the Earth's Age in American Science, 1890-1930”; Supervisor: Peter Barker│Abstract

Richard (Rick) Tison (Ph.D. June 2008)
(Oakland University / B.A., English; Baylor University / M.A., Church-State Studies)
Dissertation title: “Lords of Creation: American Scriptural Geology and the Lord Brothers’ Assault on ‘Intellectual Atheism’”; Supervisor: Stephen Weldon│Abstract
Current Position: Assistant Professor of History, Cedarville University.

David Steffes (Ph.D. June 2008)
(Cornell College / B.A., History, Economics and Business; University of Oklahoma / M.A. 2004)
Dissertation title: “The ‘Eco-Worldview’ of Charles Birch: Biology, Environmentalism, and Liberal Christianity in the 20th Century”; Supervisor: Hunter Heyck│Abstract